Facilitating IEP Meetings - by Ingrid Bens (Paperback)
Number of Pages: 146Genre: EducationSub-Genre: AdministrationFormat: PaperbackPublisher: Facilitation Tutor, LLCAge Range: AdultBook theme: GeneralAuthor: Ingrid BensLanguage: English About the Book Individualized Education Program Meetings are vitally important! When challenges occur, IEP meetings can quickly go from being positive and cooperative to being contentious and stressful. That's why there is a need to equip staff with needed facilitation tools and technique. Book Synopsis Individualized Education Program Meetings are vitally important!They represent the opportunity for educators and the families of children with special needs to collaborate on the development of a customized education plan.Fortunately, most IEP meetings run smoothly and result in programs that are effective and have the full support of both educators and family members. Sadly, a small percentage of these meetings are challenging.When challenges occur, IEP meetings can quickly go from being positive and cooperative to being contentious and stressful. That's why there is a need to equip staff with needed facilitation tools and technique.What's inside? - an overview of facilitation basics, definitions, the essential core practices, tips about when and how to assume the neutral role - chapters on decision-making tools and the effective use of questions - dozens of process tools that bring structure and cohesion to conversationsThe core of this book is organized around the specific facilitation tools that have been found to be effective at each of five distinct stages in the development of Individualized Education Programs.For each stage, there's a short description of the purpose of that stage, the activities conducted and the challenges commonly encountered. For each stage, there's also a list of the most commonly made mistakes, the best practices and the facilitation tools that can be used to achieve optimal results.Once you start applying these tools, you'll find that you won't want to run your Individualized Education Plan meetings without them!
Return of the God Hypothesis - by Stephen C Meyer (Hardcover)
Number of Pages: 576Genre: ScienceSub-Genre: Life SciencesFormat: HardcoverPublisher: HarperOneAge Range: AdultBook theme: EvolutionAuthor: Stephen C MeyerLanguage: English About the Book "The anticipated third book from New York Times bestselling author and respected Intelligent Design scholar Stephen C. Meyer makes a compelling argument for the existence of God based on breakthroughs in physics, cosmology, and biology"-- Book Synopsis The New York Times bestselling author of Darwin's Doubt presents groundbreaking scientific evidence of the existence of God, based on breakthroughs in physics, cosmology, and biology.Beginning in the late 19th century, many intellectuals began to insist that scientific knowledge conflicts with traditional theistic belief--that science and belief in God are "at war." Philosopher of science Stephen Meyer challenges this view by examining three scientific discoveries with decidedly theistic implications. Building on the case for the intelligent design of life that he developed in Signature in the Cell and Darwin's Doubt, Meyer demonstrates how discoveries in cosmology and physics coupled with those in biology help to establish the identity of the designing intelligence behind life and the universe. Meyer argues that theism--with its affirmation of a transcendent, intelligent and active creator--best explains the evidence we have concerning biological and cosmological origins. Previously Meyer refrained from attempting to answer questions about "who" might have designed life. Now he provides an evidence-based answer to perhaps the ultimate mystery of the universe. In so doing, he reveals a stunning conclusion: the data support not just the existence of an intelligent designer of some kind--but the existence of a personal God. Review Quotes "More than 400 pages of straightforward, engrossing prose, close reasoning, intellectual history, and cosmology, all in the interest of asking the most important questions about existence itself. An astonishing achievement."--Peter Robinson, Murdoch Distinguished Policy Fellow at the Hoover Institution, Stanford University, and former White House speechwriter"No one in my experience can explicate such complex material with the grace and clarity that seem so effortless to Stephen Meyer. With meticulous rational analysis of the latest discoveries in cosmology, physics, and biology, Meyer confirms a truth ideologues find too frightening to consider. Their ad hominem attacks on his brilliant work, confirm its importance.--Dean Koontz, New York Times #1 bestselling authorA meticulously researched, lavishly illustrated, and thoroughly argued case against the new atheism. Even if your mind is made up--especially if it is--Meyer's refreshing take on the origins of the Universe is a joy to read. You may not come away convinced, but you'll be richer for the journey.--Dr. Brian Keating, Chancellor's Distinguished Professor of Physics, University of California, San Diego, and author of Losing the Nobel Prize.Meyer masterfully summarizes the current evidence from cosmology, physics and biology showing that the more we learn about the universe and nature, the more relevant the 'God hypothesis' becomes. --Dr. Anthony Futerman, Joseph Meyerhoff Professor of Biochemistry, Weizmann Institute of Science, IsraelThis book makes it clear that far from being an unscientific claim, intelligent design is valid science.--Brian Josephson, Emeritus Professor of Physics, University of Cambridge, Fellow of the Royal Society Nobel Laureate in Physics With this book, Stephen Meyer earns a place in the pantheon of distinguished, non-reductive natural philosophers of the last 120 years, from the great French savant Pierre Duhem, through A.N. Whitehead, to Michael Polanyi...A profound, judicious book of great value bringing to bear advanced, scientific expertise and philosophical, integrative wisdom.--Dr. Michael D. Aeschliman, emeritus professor Boston University, author The Restoration of Man: C.S. Lewis and the Continuing Case Against Scientism."Scientist and philosopher Meyer has discussed intelligent design previously but has not gone as far as he does here in terms of making the case for God. He does so citing new evidence from cosmology, physics, and biology, especially as it applies to DNA research. Meyer knows how to take readers' hands and lead them through the history before showing how new discoveries can be used to undermine the cases made by anti-design theorists such as Richard Dawkins, Neil deGrasse Tyson, and even Bill Nye the Science Guy. Agree or disagree, there's lots to ponder here."--Booklist"A truly superb analysis of the relevant evidence. Stephen Meyer convincingly demonstrates that the God hypothesis is not just an adequate explanation for the origin of our fine-tuned universe and biosphere: it is the best explanation."--David J Galloway, MD DSc FRCS FRCP, Honorary Professor of Surgery at College of Medical, Veterinary & Life Sciences University of Glasgow; Former President, Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow."Meyer's book is a masterclass, lucidly exploring every alternative from multiple points of view, while persuasively showing that the God Hypothesis is the best explanation of our finely-tuned, information-rich universe. It does irreparable damage to atheist rhetoric."--John C. Walton, PhD, DSc, Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh, Research Professor of Chemistry, University of St. Andrews"When you don't understand living systems, ignorance permits discounting a Creator. But when the scientific details are thrust upon you, you're forced to ask: How on Earth did that happen? Thus, the God hypothesis returns. Stephen Meyer convincingly drives the point home: How could it be this way? Only God!"--James M. Tour, Ph.D., T. T. and W. F. Chao Professor of Chemistry and Professor of Nano-Engineering, Rice University.Reviewing all relevant evidence from cosmology to molecular biology, Meyer builds an irrefutable 'case for God.' The logic throughout is compelling and the book almost impossible to put down. A masterpiece. Easily the best, most lucid, comprehensive defense of the 'God hypothesis' in print. A unique tour de force. --Michael Denton, M.D., Ph.D., former Senior Research Fellow, Biochemistry, University of Otago, Author, Nature's Destiny"Stephen Meyer is a genuine renaissance person. His work tears down many purported barriers between science, philosophy, and religion. An important book of both breadth and depth."--Dr. Henry F. Schaefer III, Graham Perdue Professor of Chemistry, Director, Center for Computational Quantum Chemistry, University of GeorgiaA comprehensive and lucid argument for theism as the best explanation for the scientific evidence. Stephen Meyer has a true gift for conveying complex concepts clearly.--Dr. Robert Kaita, former Principal Research Physicist, Princeton Plasma Physics LaboratoryDr. Meyer does a superb job in accurately describing the physics and cosmology that show the universe had a beginning. He also convincingly shows that quantum mechanics will not eliminate a cosmological singularity.--Dr. Frank Tipler, Professor of Physics, Tulane University; Co-Author, The Anthropic-Cosmological Principle (Oxford University Press)
No-Nonsense Algebra, 2nd Edition - by Richard W Fisher (Paperback)
Number of Pages: 296Genre: MathematicsSub-Genre: AlgebraFormat: PaperbackPublisher: Math EssentialsAge Range: AdultBook theme: GeneralAuthor: Richard W FisherLanguage: English About the Book "America's Math Teacher, Richard W. Fisher, will carefully guide you through each and every topic with his award-winning system of teaching."--Title page. Book Synopsis THIS IS THE NEW AND IMPROVED UPDATED 2ND EDITION. THE TITLE HAS BEEN COMPLETELY RE-EDITIED AND NOW CONTAIN EXTRA CHAPTER QUIZZES TO MAXIMIZE LEARNING.THIS BOOK IS USED BY HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS OF STUDENTS EACH YEAR. INCLUDES FREE ONLINE VIDEO TUTORIALS, TAUGHT BY THE AUTHOR. One for each lesson in the book. Lessons are presented in a format that everyone can easily understand. Includes a complete review of Pre Algebra. Each Lesson flows smoothly and logically to the next Each lesson is short, concise, and to the point Lots of examples with step-by -step solutions Each lesson includes valuable Helpful Hints Review is built into each lesson. Students will retain what they have learned Each lesson includes Problem Solving. This ensures that students will learn to apply their knowledge to real-life-situations.Perfect fo SAT/PSAT prep Chapters;Necessary Tools for AlgebraSolving EquaionsGraphing and Analyzing Linear EquationsSolving and Graphing InequalitiesSystems of Linear Equations and InequalitiesPolynomialsRational Expressions (Algebraic Fractions) Radical Expressions and GeometryQuadraticsAlgebra Word Problems
A Mathematician's Apology - by G H Hardy (Paperback)
Number of Pages: 102Genre: MathematicsSub-Genre: Number TheoryFormat: PaperbackPublisher: Martino Fine BooksAge Range: AdultAuthor: G H HardyLanguage: English Book Synopsis 2017 Reprint of 1941 Edition. Full facsimile of the original edition, not reproduced with Optical Recognition software. G. H. Hardy was one of this century's finest mathematical thinkers, renowned among his contemporaries as a 'real mathematician ... the purest of the pure'. This 'Apology', written in 1940, offers a brilliant and engaging account of mathematics as very much more than a science; when it was first published, Graham Greene hailed it alongside Henry James's notebooks as 'the best account of what it was like to be a creative artist'.One of the main themes of the book is the beauty that mathematics possesses, which Hardy compares to painting and poetry. For Hardy, the most beautiful mathematics was that which had no practical applications in the outside world (pure mathematics) and, particularly, his own special field of number theory.
The School and Society & the Child and the Curriculum - by John Dewey (Paperback)
Number of Pages: 128Genre: EducationSub-Genre: Philosophy, Theory & Social AspectsFormat: PaperbackPublisher: Dover PublicationsAge Range: AdultAuthor: John DeweyLanguage: English About the Book The two short, influential books represent the earliest authoritative statement of the famed educator's revolutionary emphasis on education as an experimental, child-centered process. 4 halftones and 4 charts. Book Synopsis These two short, influential books represent the earliest authoritative statement of Dewey's revolutionary emphasis on education as an experimental, child-centered process. He declares that we must make schools an embryonic community life and stresses the importance of the curriculum as a means of determining the environment of the child. 4 halftones and 4 charts.
School as a Journey - by Torin M Finser (Paperback)
Number of Pages: 256Genre: EducationSub-Genre: Experimental MethodsFormat: PaperbackPublisher: Steiner BooksAge Range: AdultAuthor: Torin M FinserLanguage: English Book Synopsis This is a lively, colorful, and absorbing account of a class teacher's journey with his class, from first grade through the eighth grade in a Waldorf school. Straightforward and humorous, School as a Journey provides an excellent introduction to the daily activities of a Waldorf school classroom. Torin Finser--who is now Director of Waldorf Teacher Training at Antioch New England Graduate School--wrote this book especially for parents, prospective parents, and educators who are new to Waldorf education. Filled with pedagogical gems, tips, and resources, School as a Journey will also prove an invaluable resource for those who are currently Waldorf class teachers. For those who wish to delve more deeply into this revolutionary form of education, the author has also included extensive documentation, with references to the works of Rudolf Steiner and of others experienced in Waldorf education. Highly recommended for anyone interested in this revolutionary form of education. C O N T E N T S Preface 1. Once upon a Time2. The High Road and the Low Road3. Toward Community4. Trials by Fire5. In Balance6. With Both Feet Firmly Planted on the Ground7. Outer and Inner Explorations8. Rounding the Corners Appendix: Educating for Creative Thinking: The Waldorf Approach by Joan Almon Notes Review Quotes "Torin Finser's School as a Journey is an inspiring account of one teacher's odyssey. Along the way, he reveals the secrets of good education in any setting: effective partnership with parents, a strong sense of collegiality among the staff, and--above all--the presence of dedicated teachers who are motivated by a sincere love and respect for their students." --Ernest Boyer, President, Carnegie Foundation
Washington Rocks - (Geology Rocks!) by Eugene Kiver & Chad Pritchard & Richard Orndorff (Paperback)
Genre: ScienceSub-Genre: Earth SciencesSeries Title: Geology Rocks!Format: PaperbackPublisher: Mountain Press Publishing Co.Age Range: AdultBook theme: GeologyAuthor: Eugene Kiver & Chad Pritchard & Richard OrndorffLanguage: English About the Book Washington Rocks! is part of the state-by-state Geology Rocks! series that introduces readers to some of the most compelling and accessible geologic sites in each state. The 57 sites in this book are scattered throughout the state, from Steptoe Butte in the southeast, the namesake of the steptoe geologic feature, to trilobite-bearing limestone in Box Canyon in the northeast, and from glacial gouges on Iceberg Point in the San Juan Islands to ghost forests in Willapa Bay, trees killed during the last great earthquake. Colorful photographs and instructive diagrams make this book a must-have for rockhounds, students, tourists, and residents alike. Book Synopsis Active volcanoes, like Rainier and Baker, dominate Washington�s western half, and Columbia flood basalt covers much of the eastern half, but scattered here and there are other equally amazing rocks and features that make the Evergreen State one of the most geologically interesting places in the entire country. With this book as your guide, you can find limestone caves, billion-year-old gneiss, glacial moraines, petrified forests, fossilized palm leaves, upside-down sandstone beds, and ancient landslides. Or you can explore the mind-boggling canyons, waterfalls, and scabland carved by the torrential Missoula Floods, check out the glacially carved granite of the North Cascades, or watch sea stacks erode in the pounding surf of the Pacific Ocean.Washington Rocks! is part of the state-by-state Geology Rocks! series that introduces readers to some of the most compelling and accessible geologic sites in each state. The 57 sites in this book are scattered throughout the state, from Steptoe Butte in the southeast, the namesake of the steptoe geologic feature, to trilobite-bearing limestone in Box Canyon in the northeast, and from glacial gouges on Iceberg Point in the San Juan Islands to ghost forests in Willapa Bay, trees killed during the last great earthquake. Colorful photographs and instructive diagrams make this book a must-have for rockhounds, students, tourists, and residents alike.
Introductory Discrete Mathematics - (Dover Books on Computer Science) by V K Balakrishnan (Paperback)
Number of Pages: 256Genre: MathematicsSub-Genre: Discrete MathematicsSeries Title: Dover Books on Computer ScienceFormat: PaperbackPublisher: Dover PublicationsAge Range: AdultAuthor: V K BalakrishnanLanguage: English About the Book This concise text offers an introduction to discrete mathematics for undergraduate students in computer science and mathematics. It emphasizes combinatorics, graph theory with applications to some standard network optimization problems, and algorithms to solve these problems. Numerous exercises help students test their grasp of the material. 65 illustrations. Book Synopsis This concise text offers an introduction to discrete mathematics for undergraduate students in computer science and mathematics. Mathematics educators consider it vital that their students be exposed to a course in discrete methods that introduces them to combinatorial mathematics and to algebraic and logical structures focusing on the interplay between computer science and mathematics. The present volume emphasizes combinatorics, graph theory with applications to some stand network optimization problems, and algorithms to solve these problems.Chapters 0-3 cover fundamental operations involving sets and the principle of mathematical induction, and standard combinatorial topics: basic counting principles, permutations, combinations, the inclusion-exclusion principle, generating functions, recurrence relations, and an introduction to the analysis of algorithms. Applications are emphasized wherever possible and more than 200 exercises at the ends of these chapters help students test their grasp of the material.Chapters 4 and 5 survey graphs and digraphs, including their connectedness properties, applications of graph coloring, and more, with stress on applications to coding and other related problems. Two important problems in network optimization ― the minimal spanning tree problem and the shortest distance problem ― are covered in the last two chapters. A very brief nontechnical exposition of the theory of computational complexity and NP-completeness is outlined in the appendix. About the Author V. K. Balakrishnan is Professor Emeritus at the University of Maine.
Learn Like a PIRATE - by Paul Solarz (Paperback)
Number of Pages: 274Genre: EducationSub-Genre: ElementaryFormat: PaperbackPublisher: Dave Burgess ConsultingAge Range: AdultAuthor: Paul SolarzLanguage: English About the Book Teach kids peer collaboration, improvement-focused learning, responsibility, active learning, twenty-first century skills, and empowerment. Book Synopsis Collaboration. Empowerment. Student Leadership. These buzz words get a lot of press, but what do they really mean for today's students? Can students really handle the responsibility of leading the class? Can they actually learn what they need to if they are working together so often? Won't all this freedom cause chaos in the classroom? Not if you're teaching them to learn like PIRATES! Peer collaboration builds community and supports teamwork and cooperation. Improvement-focused learning challenges students to constantly strive to be their best. Responsibility for daily tasks builds ownership in the classroom. Active learning turns boring lessons into fun and memorable experiences. Twenty-first century skills engage students now and prepare them for their futures. Empowerment allows students to become confident risk-takers who make bold decisions. In Learn Like a PIRATE, teachers will discover practical strategies for creating a student-led classroom in which students are inspired and empowered to take charge of their learning experience. You'll learn strategies for: Crafting active, relevant, and interesting lessons Creating opportunities for student leadership Providing effective and beneficial feedback Instilling confidence so students can take risks Increasing curiosity and passion for learning Incorporate the techniques and strategies Paul Solarz uses in his student-led classroom and watch your students transform into confident, collaborative leaders.
Accuplacer Secrets Study Guide - (Paperback)
Number of Pages: 171Genre: Study GuidesSub-Genre: College EntranceFormat: PaperbackPublisher: Mometrix Media LLCAge Range: AdultLanguage: English About the Book This ACCUPLACER study guide includes ACCUPLACER practice test questions. Our ACCUPLACER study guide contains easy-to-read essential summaries that highlight the key areas of the ACCUPLACER test. Mometrix's ACCUPLACER test study guide reviews the most important components of the ACCUPLACER exam. Book Synopsis Mometrix Test Preparation's ACCUPLACER Secrets Study Guide is the ideal prep solution for anyone who wants to pass their ACCUPLACER Exam. The exam is extremely challenging, and thorough test preparation is essential for success. Our study guide includes: Practice test questions with detailed answer explanations Step-by-step video tutorials to help you master difficult concepts Tips and strategies to help you get your best test performance A complete review of all ACCUPLACER test sections Arithmetic and Elementary Algebra College-level Math Reading Comprehension Sentence Skills ACCUPLACER(R) is a trademark registered by the College Board, which is not affiliated with, and does not endorse, this product. The Mometrix guide is filled with the critical information you will need in order to do well on your ACCUPLACER exam: the concepts, procedures, principles, and vocabulary that the College Board expects you to have mastered before sitting for your exam. The Arithmetic and Elementary Algebra section covers: Numbers and their classifications Operations Factors and multiples Fractions, percentages, and related concepts Polynomial Algebra Solving quadratic equation The College-level Math section covers: Solving systems of equations Equations and graphing Functions Trigonometry Sequences and series The Reading Comprehension section covers: The Purposes of a Passage Writing devices Types of passages Main Ideas and Supporting Details Responding to a Passage Critical Thinking Skills Evaluating a Passage The Sentence Skills section covers: Sentence correction Construction shift Grammar Review Punctuation Improving Sequences and Paragraphs ...and much more! Our guide is full of specific and detailed information that will be key to passing your exam. Concepts and principles aren't simply named or described in passing, but are explained in detail. The Mometrix ACCUPLACER study guide is laid out in a logical and organized fashion so that one section naturally flows from the one preceding it. Because it's written with an eye for both technical accuracy and accessibility, you will not have to worry about getting lost in dense academic language. Any test prep guide is only as good as its practice questions and answer explanations, and that's another area where our guide stands out. The Mometrix test prep team has provided plenty of ACCUPLACER practice test questions to prepare you for what to expect on the actual exam. Each answer is explained in depth, in order to make the principles and reasoning behind it crystal clear. Many concepts include links to online review videos where you can watch our instructors break down the topics so the material can be quickly grasped. Examples are worked step-by-step so you see exactly what to do. We've helped hundreds of thousands of people pass standardized tests and achieve their education and career goals. We've done this by setting high standards for Mometrix Test Preparation guides, and our ACCUPLACER Secrets Study Guide is no exception. It's an excellent investment in your future. Get the ACCUPLACER review you need to be successful on your exam.
Escaping the School Leader's Dunk Tank - by Rebecca Coda & Rick Jetter (Paperback)
Number of Pages: 278Genre: EducationSub-Genre: AdministrationFormat: PaperbackPublisher: Dave Burgess ConsultingAge Range: AdultBook theme: GeneralAuthor: Rebecca Coda & Rick JetterLanguage: English About the Book No school leader is immune to the effects of discrimination, bad politics, revenge, or ego-driven coworkers. Adversaries can make your job as a school leader miserable. The keys to prevailing are being proactive, learning to recognize the warning signs, and responding quickly and wisely. Escaping the School Leader's Dunk Tank will show you how. Book Synopsis Have you ever felt as if a supervisor, coworker, or even your own school board was trying to sabotage you? No school leader is immune to the effects of discrimination, bad politics, revenge, or ego-driven coworkers. If you've ever worked in such conditions, you know that adversaries can make your job as a school leader miserable. But even if you're lucky enough to be thriving in your current role, you've probably seen leaders whose careers have been tanked by difficult and demanding circumstances. You may even wonder from time to time, "Am I next?" In Escaping the School Leader's Dunk Tank, Rebecca Coda and Rick Jetter interviewed superintendents, principals, and other educational leaders across the nation who have faced "dunk tank" situations. Through real-life stories and by sharing insightful research, the authors (who are dunk tank survivors themselves) equip school leaders with the practical knowledge and emotional tools necessary to survive and, better yet, avoid getting "dunked." You'll learn: * Which emotions may be triggering your adversary's negative behaviors. * How to recognize the most common tactics used against school leaders. * Why building positive relationships is important to your survival. * What you may be doing to hurt others' careers...or even your own. * How to redefine yourself and reclaim your life and career if you've ever been "dunked." The keys to prevailing are being proactive, learning to recognize the warning signs of adversarial conditions, and responding quickly and wisely. Escaping the School Leader's Dunk Tank will show you how.
Argumentation-based Proofs of Endearment - by Carlos Chesnevar & Marcelo Falappa & Eduardo Ferme (Paperback)
Number of Pages: 406Genre: MathematicsSub-Genre: LogicFormat: PaperbackPublisher: College PublicationsAge Range: AdultAuthor: Carlos Chesnevar & Marcelo Falappa & Eduardo FermeLanguage: English Book Synopsis This book is a Festschrift dedicated to Guillermo Ricardo Simari on the occasion of his 70th birthday. It contains contributions by his students, colleagues, and friends.The articles, written by computer scientists, mathematicians, and philosophers address recent research in the area of knowledge representation and reasoning, in particular in topics such as argumentation, belief revision, and non-monotonic reasoning.
Hamilton - (Great Works) by Dona Herweck Rice & Emily R Smith (Paperback)
Number of Pages: 72Genre: EducationSub-Genre: Teaching Methods & MaterialsSeries Title: Great WorksFormat: PaperbackPublisher: Shell Education PubAge Range: AdultBook theme: Arts & HumanitiesAuthor: Dona Herweck Rice & Emily R SmithLanguage: English About the Book Excite your students with Hamilton: An American Musical, as they develop literacy skills. Students will learn how to study story elements, build vocabulary, and use higher-order thinking skills as they practice close reading and text-dependent questions. Book Synopsis Excite and engage your students with this instructional guide for Hamilton: An American Musical. This classroom resource provides rigorous activities and questions for students studying Lin-Manuel Miranda's hit Broadway musical. This resource provides engaging activities that incorporate the following research-based literacy skills: close reading tasks; text-based vocabulary practice; cross-curricular activities; text-dependent questions; reader response writing prompts; leveled comprehension questions; story elements comprehension tasks; diverse and relevant assessments. Strengthen your students' literacy skills by implementing this high-interest resource in your classroom!
The Lost Tools of Learning - by Dorothy Sayers (Paperback)
Number of Pages: 34Genre: EducationSub-Genre: AdministrationFormat: PaperbackPublisher: Glh PublishingAge Range: AdultBook theme: Elementary & SecondaryAuthor: Dorothy SayersLanguage: English Book Synopsis This book was originally given as a talk by Dorothy Sayers at Oxford University in 1947 on the benefits of a classical education for children. It is great brief introduction to the advantages of a classical education.
Unreached - by Trise Moore (Paperback)
Number of Pages: 128Genre: EducationSub-Genre: Professional DevelopmentFormat: PaperbackPublisher: Learning Sciences InternationalAge Range: AdultAuthor: Trise MooreLanguage: English About the Book In Unreached, Trise Moore breaks down four equity partnership recommendations that lay the foundation for five leadership practices to assist individual teachers, school teams, and building leaders as they collaborate with families to develop authentic, outcome-based approaches that support student achievement. Book Synopsis In her 20 years of service in K-12 education systems, Trise Moore never met an educator who said they did not want to be inspired or supported by their students' families. The truth is that family engagement does take work, from both the school and the community structures we reach out to, and with little funds and time allocated to collaboration or training, educators are at a loss for where and how to begin family and community engagement. But to close the achievement gap and increase student equity, engaging previously unreached families can be the single most effective change you make. In Unreached, Moore breaks down four equity partnership recommendations that lay the foundation for five leadership practices to assist individual teachers, school teams, and building leaders as they collaborate with families to develop authentic, outcome-based approaches that support student achievement. Filled with practice scenarios, tips & strategies, and reflection questions, this guide will assess where you are now; facilitate collaborative school, family, and community interactions for growth; and provide the structure necessary to organize and encourage continued engagement.This workbook will ask a lot of you. It requires self-reflection, real discussion with parents, and development of a genuine professional learning community with at least a few motivated colleagues. The payoff for completing it will be real, measurable improvements to the academic, social, and emotional development of every one of your students, and the satisfaction that you have learned from and reached families in a way that improves your connections to and outcomes for your students.
Fundamentals of Mathematical Physics - (Dover Books on Physics) by Edgar A Kraut (Paperback)
Number of Pages: 466Genre: ScienceSub-Genre: PhysicsSeries Title: Dover Books on PhysicsFormat: PaperbackPublisher: Dover PublicationsAge Range: AdultBook theme: Mathematical & ComputationalAuthor: Edgar A KrautLanguage: English Book Synopsis Indispensable for students of modern physics, this text provides the necessary background in mathematics for the study of electromagnetic theory and quantum mechanics. Clear discussions explain the particulars of vector algebra, matrix and tensor algebra, vector calculus, functions of a complex variable, integral transforms, linear differential equations, and partial differential equations. This volume collects under one cover the mathematical ideas formerly available only by taking many separate courses. It offers in-depth treatments, with a minimum of mathematical formalism. Suitable for students of physics, allied sciences, and engineering, its only prerequisites are a course in introductory physics and a course in calculus. Examples at the end of each chapter reinforce many important techniques developed in the text, and numerous graded problems make this volume suitable for independent study.
Roadside Geology of Wisconsin - by Robert H Dott & John W Attig (Paperback)
Number of Pages: 345Genre: ScienceSub-Genre: Earth SciencesSeries Title: Roadside GeologyFormat: PaperbackPublisher: Mountain PressAge Range: AdultBook theme: GeologyAuthor: Robert H Dott & John W AttigLanguage: English About the Book ." With lively prose, detailed maps, black-and-white photographs, and shaded-relief images, the authors succeed in their goal: unraveling the 2,800 million years of geologic history recorded in Wisconsin's rocks. Book Synopsis Robert H. Dott Jr. and John W. Attig wrote Roadside Geology of Wisconsin to help residents and visitors alike "envision mastodons roaming in front of glaciers 12,000 years ago, feel storm waves pounding sea cliffs 500 million years ago, and hear volcanoes exploding 1,900 million years ago." With lively prose, detailed maps, black-and-white photographs, and shaded-relief images, the authors succeed in their goal: unraveling the 2,800 million years of geologic history recorded in Wisconsin's rocks.Introductory sections describe the geology of each region, and thirty-five road guides locate and interpret the rocks, sediments, and landforms visible from the state's highways, including the Great River Road in the Mississippi Valley. Roadside Geology of Wisconsin delves further into the geologic history of specific sites such as Apostle Islands National Lakeshore, the Wisconsin Dells, the geologically renowned Baraboo Hills, and more than twenty-five state parks. Features of and access points to the Ice Age National Scenic Trail are noted.
The Reading Mind - by Daniel T Willingham (Hardcover)
Number of Pages: 256Genre: EducationSub-Genre: Teaching Methods & MaterialsFormat: HardcoverPublisher: Jossey-BassAge Range: AdultBook theme: Reading & PhonicsAuthor: Daniel T WillinghamLanguage: English Book Synopsis A Map to the Magic of Reading Stop for a moment and wonder: what's happening in your brain right now--as you read this paragraph? How much do you know about the innumerable and amazing connections that your mind is making as you, in a flash, make sense of this request? Why does it matter? The Reading Mind is a brilliant, beautifully crafted, and accessible exploration of arguably life's most important skill: reading. Daniel T. Willingham, the bestselling author of Why Don't Students Like School?, offers a perspective that is rooted in contemporary cognitive research. He deftly describes the incredibly complex and nearly instantaneous series of events that occur from the moment a child sees a single letter to the time they finish reading. The Reading Mind explains the fascinating journey from seeing letters, then words, sentences, and so on, with the author highlighting each step along the way. This resource covers every aspect of reading, starting with two fundamental processes: reading by sight and reading by sound. It also addresses reading comprehension at all levels, from reading for understanding at early levels to inferring deeper meaning from texts and novels in high school. The author also considers the undeniable connection between reading and writing, as well as the important role of motivation as it relates to reading. Finally, as a cutting-edge researcher, Willingham tackles the intersection of our rapidly changing technology and its effects on learning to read and reading. Every teacher, reading specialist, literacy coach, and school administrator will find this book invaluable. Understanding the fascinating science behind the magic of reading is essential for every educator. Indeed, every reader will be captivated by the dynamic but invisible workings of their own minds. From the Back Cover A Map to the Magic of Reading Stop for a moment and wonder: what's happening in your brain right now--as you read this paragraph? How much do you know about the innumerable and amazing connections that your mind is making as you, in a flash, make sense of this request? Why does it matter? The Reading Mind is a brilliant, beautifully crafted, and accessible exploration of arguably life's most important skill: reading. Daniel T. Willingham, the bestselling author of Why Don't Students Like School?, offers a perspective that is rooted in contemporary cognitive research. He deftly describes the incredibly complex and nearly instantaneous series of events that occur from the moment a child sees a single letter to the time they finish reading. The Reading Mind explains the fascinating journey from seeing letters, then words, sentences, and so on, with the author highlighting each step along the way. This resource covers every aspect of reading, starting with two fundamental processes: reading by sight and reading by sound. It also addresses reading comprehension at all levels, from reading for understanding at early levels to inferring deeper meaning from texts and novels in high school. The author also considers the undeniable connection between reading and writing, as well as the important role of motivation as it relates to reading. Finally, as a cutting-edge researcher, Willingham tackles the intersection of our rapidly changing technology and its effects on learning to read and reading. Every teacher, reading specialist, literacy coach, and school administrator will find this book invaluable. Understanding the fascinating science behind the magic of reading is essential for every educator. Indeed, every "reader" will be captivated by the dynamic but invisible workings of their own minds. About the Author DANIEL T. WILLINGHAM, PHD, is professor of psychology at the University of Virginia. His bestselling first book, Why Don't Students Like School?, was hailed as "brilliant analysis" by The Wall Street Journal and "a triumph" by The Washington Post, recommended by scores of education-related magazines and blogs, and translated into many languages. His second book, When Can You Trust the Experts? How to Tell Good Science from Bad in Education, was named recommended reading by Nature and Scientific American, and made Choice's list of outstanding academic titles for 2013. His companion to this book, Raising Kids Who Read, garnered recognition from NPR and Learning & the Brain. Willingham writes a regular column called Ask the Cognitive Scientist for the American Federation of Teachers' magazine, American Educator. In 2017, Willingham was named by President Obama to the National Board for Education Sciences. He received a BA from Duke University and a PhD from Harvard University.
Position, Navigation, and Timing Technologies in the 21st Century - by Y Jade Morton & Frank Van Diggelen & James J Spilker & Bradford W Parkinson
Number of Pages: 1168Genre: ScienceSub-Genre: Waves & Wave MechanicsFormat: HardcoverPublisher: Wiley-IEEE PressAge Range: AdultAuthor: Y Jade Morton & Frank Van Diggelen & James J Spilker & Bradford W ParkinsonLanguage: English About the Book "Knowledge of your current location is now taken for granted by people worldwide. This state of affairs is largely due to the advent of satellite-based navigation systems, particularly the Global Positioning System (GPS). These Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS) are still rapidly evolving with more capability and even greater robustness. The fundamental purpose of all of them is determining location in four dimensions--3 of geographical positions plus time. A user is indifferent to the source of location knowledge--any technique will do if it is reliable. While much of this book is devoted to satellite-based navigation systems, or SatNavs, we intend to give full explanations of virtually all modern sources of position, navigation, and time (PNT)"-- Book Synopsis Covers the latest developments in PNT technologies, including integrated satellite navigation, sensor systems, and civil applications Featuring sixty-four chapters that are divided into six parts, this two-volume work provides comprehensive coverage of the state-of-the-art in satellite-based position, navigation, and timing (PNT) technologies and civilian applications. It also examines alternative navigation technologies based on other signals-of-opportunity and sensors and offers a comprehensive treatment on integrated PNT systems for consumer and commercial applications. Volume 1 of Position, Navigation, and Timing Technologies in the 21st Century: Integrated Satellite Navigation, Sensor Systems, and Civil Applications contains three parts and focuses on the satellite navigation systems, technologies, and engineering and scientific applications. It starts with a historical perspective of GPS development and other related PNT development. Current global and regional navigation satellite systems (GNSS and RNSS), their inter-operability, signal quality monitoring, satellite orbit and time synchronization, and ground- and satellite-based augmentation systems are examined. Recent progresses in satellite navigation receiver technologies and challenges for operations in multipath-rich urban environment, in handling spoofing and interference, and in ensuring PNT integrity are addressed. A section on satellite navigation for engineering and scientific applications finishes off the volume. Volume 2 of Position, Navigation, and Timing Technologies in the 21st Century: Integrated Satellite Navigation, Sensor Systems, and Civil Applications consists of three parts and addresses PNT using alternative signals and sensors and integrated PNT technologies for consumer and commercial applications. It looks at PNT using various radio signals-of-opportunity, atomic clock, optical, laser, magnetic field, celestial, MEMS and inertial sensors, as well as the concept of navigation from Low-Earth Orbiting (LEO) satellites. GNSS-INS integration, neuroscience of navigation, and animal navigation are also covered. The volume finishes off with a collection of work on contemporary PNT applications such as survey and mobile mapping, precision agriculture, wearable systems, automated driving, train control, commercial unmanned aircraft systems, aviation, and navigation in the unique Arctic environment. In addition, this text: Serves as a complete reference and handbook for professionals and students interested in the broad range of PNT subjects Includes chapters that focus on the latest developments in GNSS and other navigation sensors, techniques, and applications Illustrates interconnecting relationships between various types of technologies in order to assure more protected, tough, and accurate PNT Position, Navigation, and Timing Technologies in the 21st Century: Integrated Satellite Navigation, Sensor Systems, and Civil Applications will appeal to all industry professionals, researchers, and academics involved with the science, engineering, and applications of position, navigation, and timing technologies.pnt21book.com From the Back Cover Covers the latest developments in PNT technologies, including integrated satellite navigation, sensor systems, and civil applications Featuring sixty-four chapters that are divided into six parts, this two-volume work provides comprehensive coverage of the state-of-the-art in satellite-based position, navigation, and timing (PNT) technologies and civilian applications. It also examines alternative navigation technologies based on other signals-of-opportunity and sensors and offers a comprehensive treatment on integrated PNT systems for consumer and commercial applications. Volume 1 of Position, Navigation, and Timing Technologies in the 21st Century: Integrated Satellite Navigation, Sensor Systems, and Civil Applications contains three parts and focuses on the satellite navigation systems, technologies, and engineering and scientific applications. It starts with a historical perspective of GPS development and other related PNT development. Current global and regional navigation satellite systems (GNSS and RNSS), their inter-operability, signal quality monitoring, satellite orbit and time synchronization, and ground- and satellite-based augmentation systems are examined. Recent progresses in satellite navigation receiver technologies and challenges for operations in multipath-rich urban environment, in handling spoofing and interference, and in ensuring PNT integrity are addressed. A section on satellite navigation for engineering and scientific applications finishes off the volume. Volume 2 consists of three parts and addresses PNT using alternative signals and sensors and integrated PNT technologies for consumer and commercial applications. It looks at PNT using various radio signals-of-opportunity, atomic clock, optical, laser, magnetic field, celestial, MEMS and inertial sensors, as well as the concept of navigation from Low-Earth Orbiting (LEO) satellites. GNSS-INS integration, neuroscience of navigation, and animal navigation are also covered. The volume finishes off with a collection of work on contemporary PNT applications such as survey and mobile mapping, precision agriculture, wearable systems, automated driving, train control, commercial unmanned aircraft systems, aviation, and navigation in the unique Arctic environment. In addition, this text: Serves as a complete reference and handbook for professionals and students interested in the broad range of PNT subjects Includes chapters that focus on the latest developments in GNSS and other navigation sensors, techniques, and applications Illustrates interconnecting relationships between various types of technologies in order to assure more protected, tough, and accurate PNT Position, Navigation, and Timing Technologies in the 21st Century will appeal to all industry professionals, researchers, and academics involved with the science, engineering, and applications of position, navigation, and timing technologies. About the Author Y. JADE MORTON, PHD is a Professor at Ann and H. J. Smead Aerospace Engineering Sciences Department, University of Colorado at Boulder. Her research interests lie at the intersection of satellite navigation and remote sensing of the space environment, atmosphere, and Earth surface. She has led numerous research projects sponsored by AFOSR, AFRL, DARPA, NASA, NSF, ONR, and private industries. Dr. Morton is the President of the Institute of Navigation (ION), a fellow of IEEE, ION, and the Royal Institute of Navigation (RIN, UK). FRANK VAN DIGGELEN, PHD is a Principal Engineer at Google, where he leads the Android Core-Location Team. He also teaches at Stanford University. He is the inventor of coarse-time GNSS navigation, co-inventor of Long Term Orbits for A-GNSS, and the author of "A-GPS" the first textbook on Assisted GNSS. He is Executive Vice President of the Institute of Navigation (ION) and a Fellow of the ION and the Royal Institute of Navigation (UK). JAMES J. SPILKER, JR., PHD was a Consulting Professor in the Aeronautics and Astronautics Department at Stanford University. Dr. Spilker was an elected member of the National Academy of Engineering, a Life Fellow of the IEEE, and a Fellow of the Institute of Navigation (ION). As one of the originators of GPS, James Spilker shared the Goddard Memorial Trophy and the Queen Elizabeth Prize for Engineering. BRADFORD W. PARKINSON, PHD is an Edward C. Wells Professor of Aeronautics and Astronautics Emeritus at Stanford University. Dr. Parkinson was the Chief Architect for GPS, led the original advocacy and development for the system, and served as the first Director of the GPS Joint Program Office. He has been the CEO of two companies and serves on many boards. Among his many awards are the IEEE Medal of Honor, the Draper Prize of the National Academy of Engineering, and the Queen Elizabeth Prize for Engineering.
CliffsNotes Basic Math & Pre-Algebra Quick Review (Paperback) by Jerry Bobrow
Dimensions (Overall): 8.23 Inches (H) x 5.3 Inches (W) x .41 Inches (D)Weight: .4 PoundsNumber of Pages: 185Genre: MathematicsSub-Genre: GeneralFormat: PaperbackPublisher: Houghton MifflinAuthor: Jerry BobrowAge Range: AdultLanguage: English Book Synopsis Inside the Book: Preliminaries Whole numbers Decimals Fractions Percents Integers and rationals Powers, exponents, and roots Powers of ten and scientific notation Measurements Graphs Probability and statistics Number series Variables, algebraic expressions, and simple equations Word problems Review questions Resource center GlossaryWhy CliffsNotes?Go with the name you know and trustGet the information you need-fast!Master the Basics-FastComplete coverage of core conceptsEasy topic-by-topic organizationAccess hundreds of practice problems at CliffsNotes.com
Linear Programming - (Dover Books on Computer Science) 5th Edition by Saul I Gass (Paperback)
Number of Pages: 532Genre: MathematicsSub-Genre: Linear & Nonlinear ProgrammingSeries Title: Dover Books on Computer ScienceFormat: PaperbackPublisher: Dover PublicationsAge Range: AdultAuthor: Saul I GassLanguage: English About the Book Comprehensive, well-organized volume, suitable for undergraduates, covers theoretical, computational, and applied areas in linear programming. Expanded, updated edition; useful both as a text and as a reference book. 1995 edition. Book Synopsis "One of the best introductory books on linear programming ... excellent." -- Journal of the American Statistical Association."A good elementary text. "-- Mathematical Reviews.Clear and comprehensive in its coverage of the entire spectrum of linear programming techniques, this volume introduces theoretical, computational, and applied concepts. Considerations of theoretical and computational methods include the general linear programming problem, the simplex computational procedure, the revised simplex method, the duality problems of linear programming, degeneracy procedures, parametric linear programming and sensitivity analysis, and additional computational techniques. The treatment of applications covers the transportation problem and general linear programming applications, and a final part examines nonlinear programming. Numerical examples and exercises with selected answers appear in every chapter. Useful both as a text and as a reference, this volume provides valuable help to research analysts, applied mathematicians, economists, statisticians, and others wishing to make effective use of modern programming techniques. Review Quotes "One of the best introductory books on linear programming ... excellent." About the Author Saul I. Gass has been a leading contributor to operations research.
Selections from Kepler's Astronomia Nova - (Science Classics Module for Humanities Studies) by Johannes Kepler (Paperback)
Number of Pages: 109Genre: ScienceSub-Genre: HistorySeries Title: Science Classics Module for Humanities StudiesFormat: PaperbackPublisher: Green Lion PressAge Range: AdultAuthor: Johannes KeplerLanguage: English About the Book Johannes Kepler wrote Astronomia Nova (1609) in a singleminded drive to sweep away the ancient and medieval clutter of spheres and orbs and to establish a new truth in astronomy, based on physical causality. Thus a good part of the book is given over to a nontechnical discussion of how planets can be made to move through space by physical forces. This is the theme of the readings in the present module. The selection includes Kepler's Introduction as well as a selection of chapters that develop the physics of planetary motion. In these ground-breaking chapters, the true Kepler emerges, not as a speculative mystic or a number-crunching drudge, but as a first-rate scientific thinker with a wonderfully engaging narrative style. Book Synopsis Johannes Kepler wrote Astronomia Nova (1609) in a single minded drive to sweep away the ancient and medieval clutter of spheres and orbs and to establish a new truth in astronomy, based on physical causality. This title includes Kepler's introduction as well as a selection of chapters that develop the physics of planetary motion.
Losing the Nobel Prize - by Brian Keating (Paperback)
Number of Pages: 368Genre: ScienceSub-Genre: PhysicsFormat: PaperbackPublisher: W. W. Norton & CompanyAge Range: AdultBook theme: AstrophysicsAuthor: Brian KeatingLanguage: English About the Book Riveting.--Science A Forbes, Physics Today, Science News, and Science Friday Best Science Book Of 2018 Book Synopsis Cosmologist and inventor of the BICEP (Background Imaging of Cosmic Extragalactic Polarization) experiment, Brian Keating tells the inside story of the mesmerizing quest to unlock cosmology's biggest mysteries and the human drama that ensued. We follow along on a personal journey of revelation and discovery in the publish-or-perish world of modern science, and learn that the Nobel Prize might hamper--rather than advance--scientific progress. Fortunately, Keating offers practical solutions for reform, providing a vision of a scientific future in which cosmologists may finally be able to see all the way back to the very beginning. Review Quotes [Keating] is a deft writer, interweaving the science with personal musings.--Ron Cowen "Nature"A compelling personal memoir, a fascinating history of cosmology, and an interesting firsthand account of a dramatic scientific adventure.-- "Physics Today"An engaging examination of challenges that scientists, especially cosmologists, face today.--Ramin Skibba "Undark"By losing the Nobel Prize, Keating... has led us to an even greater victory: the recognition that there are more important things in this Universe... than the fleeting glory of an earthly award.-- "Forbes"Charming and clever, Losing the Nobel Prize bounces between clear explanations of nitty-gritty science, accounts of personal relationships and historical lessons.-- "ScienceNews"Engaging and accessible.... Science enthusiasts and scientists alike will enjoy delving into this exciting extragalactic drama.-- "Library Journal"A fascinating autobiographical account, full of intriguing detail, of the passions and inspirations that underlie the scientific quest to comprehend the nature and origins of our universe.... A highly thoughtful and informative book.--Sir Roger Penrose, Emeritus Rouse Ball Professor of Mathematics, University of Oxford, and author of The Emperor's New MindVisionary Brian Keating takes us along on a refreshing and honest journey to see how great discoveries are made and unmade. This is one of the greatest stories told in cosmology. I couldn't put it down!--Stephon Alexander, professor of physics, Brown University; jazz musician; and author of The Jazz of PhysicsBrian Keating's riveting new book tells the inside story of the search for cosmic origins, emphasizing the influence of Nobel dreams and laying bare the question of whether the lure of grand prizes is ultimately a good thing for science.--Brian Greene, author of The Elegant UniverseIn this riveting personal account, Brian Keating writes frankly of his challenges, frustrations, and motivations during the years spent building and operating the instruments used to tackle one of the most fundamental problems in science: how our universe began.--Martin J. Rees, Astronomer Royal and author of Universe
Praxis Middle School Mathematics (5169) Book + Online - (Praxis Teacher Certification Test Prep) 3rd Edition by Stephen Reiss (Paperback)
Number of Pages: 312Genre: EducationSub-Genre: Teacher Training & CertificationSeries Title: Praxis Teacher Certification Test PrepFormat: PaperbackPublisher: Research & Education AssociationAge Range: AdultAuthor: Stephen ReissLanguage: English Book Synopsis REA's PRAXIS Middle School Mathematics Test Prep with Online Practice Gets You Certified and in the Classroom! America's future teachers all must take appropriate tests to be licensed. REA gets you ready for your teaching career with our outstanding library of teacher certification test guides. REA's PRAXIS Middle School Mathematics (5169) test prep is designed to help you master the information on this important exam, bringing you one step closer to being certified to teach middle school math. It's perfect for college students, out-of-state teachers, and career-changing professionals who are looking to teach middle school math in states, territories, and authorities (including the DODEA) where Praxis exams are used. This study package contains in-depth reviews of all the content categories and topics tested on the PRAXIS Middle School Mathematics exam. A pretest and posttest are offered online to help you pinpoint strengths and weaknesses as you study the review chapters. The book includes two full-length practice tests based on actual PRAXIS questions and features every type of question, subject area, and skill tested on the exam. Two additional practice tests are offered online at the REA Study Center and come with automatic scoring, timed testing conditions, and diagnostic feedback to help you zero in on the topics and types of questions that give you trouble now, so you can succeed on test day. This test prep is a must-have for anyone prepping for the PRAXIS Middle School Math exam! From the Back Cover PRAXIS II MIDDLE SCHOOL MATHEMATICS (5169) Get Ready for the PRAXIS with REA's Book + Online Prep For decades, REA's test preps have proven to be the extra support teacher candidates need to pass their licensure and certification tests. Our all-inclusive test prep was developed by teacher education experts and gives you everything you need to succeed on test day. Let REA help put you on the path to a rewarding career as an educator. Book + Online Targeted Review--covers all the content you're sure to encounter on the test--Numbers and Operations, Algebra, Functions and Their Graphs, Geometry and Measurement, and Probability, Statistics, and Discrete Mathematics. Expert Test-Taking Strategies--Get practical score-raising advice from a test expert. The author shares detailed strategies and explains the best way to answer questions. Online Diagnostic Test--cartnears what you need to know. Topic-level score reports pinpoint your strengths and weaknesses and help raise your score by showing you exactly where to focus your study. Online Posttest--shows you what you've learned. Instant scoring and diagnostic feedback identify areas where you need more practice and review. 4 Full-Length Practice Tests--(2 in the book and 2 online) balanced to include every type of question you can expect on the actual PRAXIS test, so you'll be confident and prepared on test day. Online REA Study Center - practice exams, timed testing, automatic scoring, powerful diagnostics, detailed explanations of answers. With REA, you'll get one step closer to your certification goals! About the Author Stephen Reiss is the founder and owner of The Math Magician, a leading San Diego-based provider of supplementary mathematics instruction. His company specializes in seminar and private instruction, preparing students for a wide range of standardized tests. He earned his B.A. from Clark University and his M.B.A. from Arizona State University. Mr. Reiss has written many mathematics test preparation publications. About Our Editor Sandra Rush earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in mathematics from Temple University in Philadelphia. While an undergraduate student, she served as a math tutor for members of the basketball team as well as for local public school students. Ms. Rush's interest in education has extended beyond the classroom to the field of publishing, including writing and editing manuals on preparation for standardized tests at all levels.
Essays on Consciousness - by Ingrid Fredriksson (Paperback)
Number of Pages: 342Genre: ScienceSub-Genre: Cognitive ScienceFormat: PaperbackPublisher: Balboa PressAge Range: AdultAuthor: Ingrid FredrikssonLanguage: English Book Synopsis Essays on Consciousness: Towards a New Paradigm is Ingrid Fredriksson´s third book on consciousness and includzes famous coauthors from all over the world-Deepak Chopra´s coauthor Menas C. Kafatos on The Mysteries of Consciousness, as well as Elizabeth A. Raucher, Russell Targ, and Dr. Amit Goswami, to name a few. Olle Johansson, PhD (Sweden), writes in this book about understanding adverse health effects of artificial electromagnetic fields. Is rocket science needed or just common sense? This is a very important question these days. Eve Isham will talk on "Save Free Will from Science," and Rupert Sheldrake, PhD (England), will talk on "The Extended Mind." "Millennial Science," "The Imminent Age of Discovery's Conscious Technologies" is Richard L. Amoro´s. These are interesting chapters in this book. Carl Johan Calleman, PhD (Mexico), writes about "The Origin and History of the Human Mind," and Attila Grandpierre, PhD (Hungary), writes "All Is One: The One, the Universe, and Consciousness." Gerard J. F. Blommestijn, PhD (Netherlands), has "A Theory on the Relation between Quantum Mechanical Reduction Process and Consciousness." "Direct Experience: The Open Door to Realize Limitless Consciousness" is Klaus Stüben's, PhD (Germany), interesting chapter. Anita Westlund has "Finding of a Big Chakra Involving the Cheops Pyramid of Giza." It is built on the Fibonacci series of holy numbers. It is a circle quadrature in the very soil matter of the globe. "Music and Consciousness" is Alexander Graur´s fabulous chapter, and "Can Consciousness Influence Our Epigenetics and Can Epigenetic Influence Our Consciousness" is Ingrid Fredriksson´s part on our day's new paradigm. The book is fascinating, highly educational, and informative-a must-have! About the Author Ingrid Fredriksson is the author of several books in English on the power and complexities of thought and our consciousness.
Abstract Algebra and Solution by Radicals - (Dover Books on Mathematics) by John E Maxfield & Margaret W Maxfield (Paperback)
Number of Pages: 209Genre: MathematicsSub-Genre: AlgebraSeries Title: Dover Books on MathematicsFormat: PaperbackPublisher: Dover PublicationsAge Range: AdultBook theme: AbstractAuthor: John E Maxfield & Margaret W MaxfieldLanguage: English About the Book Accessible advanced undergraduate-level text starts with groups, rings, fields, and polynomials and advances to Galois theory, radicals and roots of unity, and solution by radicals. Numerous examples, illustrations, exercises, appendixes. 1971 edition. Book Synopsis This advanced undergraduate-level text was recommended for teacher education by The American Mathematical Monthly and praised as a "most readable book." An ideal introduction to groups and Galois theory, it provides students with an appreciation of abstraction and arbitrary postulational systems, ideas that are central to automation.The authors take the algebraic equation and the discovery of the insolubility of the quintic as their theme. Starting with treatments of groups, rings, fields, and polynomials, they advance to Galois theory, radicals and roots of unity, and solution by radicals. Thirteen appendixes supplement this volume, along with numerous examples, illustrations, commentaries, and exercises. Students who have completed a first-year college course in algebra or calculus will find it an accessible and well-written treatment. About the Author John E. Maxfield was the Dean of the Graduate School and University Research at Louisiana Tech University.Margaret W. Maxfield was a Professor of Mathematics and Statistics at Louisiana Technical University.
Fourier Analysis on Groups - (Dover Books on Mathematics) by Walter Rudin (Paperback)
Number of Pages: 304Genre: MathematicsSub-Genre: Mathematical AnalysisSeries Title: Dover Books on MathematicsFormat: PaperbackPublisher: Dover PublicationsAge Range: AdultAuthor: Walter RudinLanguage: English About the Book Self-contained treatment by a master mathematical expositor ranges from introductory chapters on basic theorems of Fourier analysis and structure of locally compact Abelian groups to extensive appendixes on topology, topological groups, more. 1962 edition. Book Synopsis Written by a master mathematical expositor, this classic text reflects the results of the intense period of research and development in the area of Fourier analysis in the decade preceding its first publication in 1962. The enduringly relevant treatment is geared toward advanced undergraduate and graduate students and has served as a fundamental resource for more than five decades.The self-contained text opens with an overview of the basic theorems of Fourier analysis and the structure of locally compact Abelian groups. Subsequent chapters explore idempotent measures, homomorphisms of group algebras, measures and Fourier transforms on thin sets, functions of Fourier transforms, closed ideals in L1(G), Fourier analysis on ordered groups, and closed subalgebras of L1(G). Helpful Appendixes contain background information on topology and topological groups, Banach spaces and algebras, and measure theory From the Back Cover Written by a master mathematical expositor, this classic text reflects the results of the intense period of research and development in the area of Fourier analysis in the decade preceding its first publication in 1962. The enduringly relevant treatment is geared toward advanced undergraduate and graduate students and has served as a fundamental resource for more than five decades.The self-contained text opens with an overview of the basic theorems of Fourier analysis and the structure of locally compact Abelian groups. Subsequent chapters explore idempotent measures, homomorphisms of group algebras, measures and Fourier transforms on thin sets, functions of Fourier transforms, closed ideals in L1(G), Fourier analysis on ordered groups, and closed subalgebras of L1(G). Helpful Appendixes contain background information on topology and topological groups, Banach spaces and algebras, and measure theory.Dover (2017) republication of the edition originally published by Interscience Publishers, New York, 1962. www.doverpublications.com About the Author Walter Rudin (1921-2010) was Professor of Mathematics at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. His best-known books include Principles of Mathematical Analysis, Real and Complex Analysis, and Functional Analysis.
Cliftonstrengths for Students - (Hardcover)
Number of Pages: 240Genre: EducationSub-Genre: Evaluation & AssessmentFormat: HardcoverPublisher: Gallup PressAge Range: AdultLanguage: English Book Synopsis CliftonStrengths for Students -- which includes a unique access code to take the CliftonStrengths assessment -- helps students discover and develop their strengths and reach their potential. Discover and Develop Your Strengths -- in College and Beyond College is a chance for you to start fresh. You get to learn and grow in ways that will amaze you. You get to write your own story. So what do you want your college story to be? As a student, you have the opportunity every day to search for patterns in your actions, learn from them and use them to make the most of your life experiences, now and in the future. To do that, you need a solid understanding of where and when you're at your best: your strengths. CliftonStrengths for Students will help you discover and develop your strengths -- and reach your full potential. This book includes an access code to take the CliftonStrengths assessment. After you take the assessment, you'll get a list of your top five themes of talent, which are the themes you lead with. Once you know what your leading themes are, you can begin to turn them into strengths. CliftonStrengths for Students will also give you suggestions for developing and using your strengths in college and in the real world. If you understand and apply your strengths, your college journey -- and the rest of your life -- will be happier, more fulfilling and more successful. That's the point of developing your strengths. When you do more of what you do best, you build your life around your areas of greatness. So let's get started. Your strengths journey begins here! About the Author Gallup delivers analytics and advice to help leaders and organizations solve their most pressing problems. Combining more than 80 years of experience with its global reach, Gallup knows more about the attitudes and behaviors of employees, customers, students and citizens than any other organization in the world.
Testing for Kindergarten - by Karen Quinn (Paperback)
Number of Pages: 256Genre: EducationSub-Genre: Early Childhood (incl. Preschool & Kindergarten)Format: PaperbackPublisher: Touchstone BooksAge Range: AdultAuthor: Karen QuinnLanguage: English About the Book The first and only guide to preparing a child for kindergarten testing, from an expert in teaching parents how to work with their children. Book Synopsis Karen Quinn has successfully taught hundreds of parents how to prepare their children for testing, and Testing For Kindergarten is her ultimate, comprehensive guide to having fun while teaching to the underlying abilities every test assesses. Whether your child is going to a private kindergarten or a public school, he or she will most likely be tested--and placed in classrooms according to those results. But information about intelligence tests is closely guarded, and it can be difficult to understand what your kids need to know. As an expert who has successfully taught hundreds of parents how to work with their own children, Karen Quinn has written the ultimate guide to preparing your child for kindergarten testing. The activities she suggests are not about "teaching to the test." They are about having fun while teaching to the underlying abilities every test assesses. From the "right" way to have a conversation to natural ways to bring out your child's inner math geek, Quinn shares the techniques that every parent can do with their kids to give them the best chance to succeed in school and beyond. It's just good parenting--and better test scores are icing on the cake. Review Quotes "Testing for Kindergarten tells you everything you need to know to help your child succeed in school and become a life-long learner. --Dr. Christianne Northrup "It is the 'must have' book for every parent going through the kindergarten admissions process. The book is written with authority and experience from someone who knows what she is talking about. I will be recommending it to all parents of preschool children. --Lyss Stern, Founder of Divalysscious Moms and Editor In Chief of Observer Playground"This book is a goldmine of information--an invaluable resource for parents of young children who want to ignite their children's learning. With a unique talent for combining the latest scientific knowledge with her own real-world experience, Karen Quinn pulls back the curtain, revealing what educators look for when making admissions and placement decisions."--Dr. Marion Blank, Director of A Light on Literacy Program at Columbia UniversityBalmex, baby wipes and this tell-all book...three diaper bag essentials for every mom (and dad). Karen Quinn cracks the kindergarten testing code, and now you can too! Her smart strategies and practical know-how will help you put your child on the path to school and life success. Wise, witty, and well-researched, it's like getting sage advice from a seasoned, savvy, sisterly mom friend who has done her homework. In a word....Testing for Kindergarten ROCKS!!--Robin Gorman Newman, founder, Motherhood Later...Than SoonerDon't let the title fool you into assuming this is a book geared only for the wealthy elite who are fighting to get their kids into private schools -- regardless of whether your child will attend public or private school, this book is for you. I'm the Mom of a 2 yr old and 4 yr old who will with 100% certainty attend ordinary public school in the suburbs. This book explains for us regular parents just what a hard-core IQ test will cover, so we can gauge the preparation level of our tykes. Really and truly, this is a must-read for every Mom of a preschool-aged kids. Loved it!--Colleen Padilla, owner of www.classymommy.comIt's like cheating; it gives your child a leg up.--Victoria Goldman, author of Manhattan Family Guide to Private and Selective Public Schools and The Manhattan Directory of Private Nursery SchoolsThere are so many books on the market now on how to raise smarter kids - and we don't need another one! But that is not what this book is about. It is about how to get your child ready for kindergarten.... a huge difference! It is filled with common sense advice, excellent ideas, and no cost activities. As teachers we are always happy when it is apparent that parents are doing the right thing...and following the suggestions in Karen Quinn's book is the surefire way to get your little one on the path to school success! I highly recommend this book.--Judy Mumma, Kindergarten Teacher, Paulding Elementary School (Paulding, Ohio)Until now, this information was only available to wealthy parents who hired consultants and tutors. With this book, Karen Quinn has leveled the playing field, making it possible for any parent to give their child an equal chance to get into the best possible school and to perform at the highest level. Whether you're thinking about public school, a gifted program, or private school, read this book!--Candice Carpenter Olson, co-founder of ivillage.com"A Parent's Guide Testing For Kindergarten made me want to get back into the classroom. As a 30 year public school teaching veteran, I was shaking my head on almost every page because Karen Quinn got it so right. Not only is this a wonderful guide for parents, but it should be on the reading list for all prospective student teachers going into early childhood education. Well thought out, well organized and well done."--Bonnie Edelman, Kindergarten Teacher, Aurora Public School District (Colorado)"Bravo to Karen Quinn for an amazingly straightforward read into an elusive topic. New parents not knowing about the world of private schools are often so riddled with anxiety when they come into my office. Now, it is as if Karen can counsel them directly with this amazing read--and it's healthier than Xanax!"--Jasmine Lake, Director of Admission, Miami Country Day School"Thank you, Karen Quinn, for writing the only no-nonsense, beyond informative, useful, common-sense and often laugh-out-loud book whose approach to kindergarten testing (and learning, in general) will manage to assuage the fears of masses of well-intended parents. As a pediatrician, I will recommend this to all parents!"--Dr. Jamie Wells, Pediatrician, NYC"This is an extraordinary book, without question the best work for parents on the subject of getting a mind ready for schooling. This work needs to be read and applied by every parent of every preschool child. ... The information is well grounded in science yet remarkably digestible and practical. Karen Quinn has made a terrific contribution, one that should enable countless minds to start school with the mental momentum they so need."--Mel Levine, M.D., author of A Mind at a Time
Sciencia - (Wooden Books) by Matt Tweed & Matthew Watkins & Moff Betts & Burkard Polster & Gerard Cheshire (Hardcover)
Number of Pages: 416Genre: ScienceSub-Genre: PhysicsSeries Title: Wooden BooksFormat: HardcoverPublisher: Bloomsbury USAAge Range: AdultBook theme: GeneralAuthor: Matt Tweed & Matthew Watkins & Moff Betts & Burkard Polster & Gerard CheshireLanguage: English About the Book "Sciencia" gathers together six individual volumes spanning the realms of mathematics, physics, chemistry, biology, evolution, and astronomy. Lavishly illustrated with engravings, woodcuts, and original drawings and diagrams, it inspires readers of all ages to take an interest in the interconnected knowledge of the modern sciences. Book Synopsis From basic mathematical and physical formulas that govern much of our world to the components of matter; from the structure of the cosmos to that of the human body-the discoveries of scientists over the last millennium have been remarkable. Sciencia gathers together Useful Mathematical and Physical Formulae, Q.E.D, Essential Elements, Evolution, The Human Body, and The Compact Cosmos, six elegant and insightful short volumes spanning the realms of mathematics, physics, chemistry, biology, evolution, and astronomy, offering invaluable information to today's readers. Lavishly illustrated with engravings, woodcuts, and original drawings and diagrams, Sciencia will inspire readers of all ages to take an interest in the interconnected knowledge of the modern sciences. Beautifully produced in thirteen different colors of ink, Sciencia is an essential reference and an elegant gift. Wooden Books was founded in 1999 by designer John Martineau near Hay-on-Wye. The aim was to produce a beautiful series of recycled books based on the classical philosophies, arts and sciences. Using the Beatrix Potter formula of text facing picture pages, and old-styles fonts, along with hand-drawn illustrations and 19th century engravings, the books are designed not to date. Small but stuffed with information. Eco friendly and educational. Big ideas in a tiny space. There are over 1,000,000 Wooden Books now in print worldwide and growing. About the Author Matthew Watkins, Ph.D. is a musician and mathematician. He lives in England. Matt Tweed is an artist and musician. He lives in England. Burkard Polster is a professor of mathematics at Monash University in Melbourne, Australia. Gerard Cheshire is is a professional science writer. He lives in England. Moff Betts, M.D. lives and practices medicine in Wales.
Fields of Learning - by William a Paquette (Paperback)
Number of Pages: 164Genre: EducationSub-Genre: HistoryFormat: PaperbackPublisher: New Dominion PressAge Range: AdultAuthor: William a PaquetteLanguage: English About the Book One-room schools were a product of a patriotic America, which believed that education enriched one religiously, promoted economic opportunity, and social mobility. The Allegany County, NY commitment to education began by establishing of the first elementary school in 1802, the first private high schools in 1848, and the first university in 1836. Book Synopsis Fields of Learning thoroughly explains the rich history of one-room schoolhouses, and their metamorphosis through time. Their history has merit standing alone, but Fields of Learning also completes their history using 14 illustrations and over 180 pictures. You will be transported back in time as you learn about the early foundations of American education.One-room schools were a product of a patriotic agricultural America, which believed that education enriched one religiously, promoted economic opportunity and social mobility while anchoring communities around the school. Rural schools promoted education to extend the virtues and democratic values of the United States to each new generation. Allegany County, New York's commitment to education began with the establishment of the first elementary school in 1802, the first private high schools in 1848, and the first university in 1836. Rural schools in Allegany County were usually built on less productive farmland and in town near the business property of the person who donated the land.One-room schools architectural styles included: vernacular: a one-room log cabin, folk vernacular structures resembling agricultural outbuildings with a single entrance and two or three windows on each side, mass vernacular buildings, which could pass for churches or town halls, architect designed buildings with recognized architectural features and a variety of building materials, and monumental, a multi-storied structure with multiple rooms on each of two floors. One-room schools measured 28 by 40 feet with a height of 15 feet. Their length was believed based on the range of the human voice.The year 1910 in the history of Allegany County, New York offers the most detailed understanding of the cost and value for one-room schools. Enrollments, state aid, average attendance, assessed valuation, expenditures, cost/person, and tax rates were recorded and analyzed. The early 20th Century data provides detailed information on the curricula for each grade level from grade one to grade eight. Documentation provides insight into what expectations were for both teachers and pupils as the educational experiment progressed from year to year. As the United States became less agricultural and more industrial, the demand for high school education increased. Allegany County rose to the challenge establishing seventeen high schools. New York State involvement established norms for teacher training, curricula, and educational programs, which one-room schools could no longer meet. Education in 20th Century Allegany County became one of educational consolidation with one-room schools becoming a memory and consolidated schools encompassing grades kindergarten to twelve the norm. Consolidation gradually removed schools for any grade level from the majority of Allegany County's twenty-nine townships. In 2019, there are only twelve school districts in the entire County. The closing of schools eventually led to the collapse of many County villages and hamlets illustrating how education was closely entwined with community and how one could not survive without the other.
Windfall - by McKenzie Funk (Paperback)
Number of Pages: 336Genre: ScienceSub-Genre: Global Warming & Climate ChangeFormat: PaperbackPublisher: Penguin BooksAge Range: AdultAuthor: McKenzie FunkLanguage: English About the Book "An investigation into how entrepreneurial people and institutions around the globe are cashing in on the new world being created by global warming--and who will pay the price for it"-- Book Synopsis A fascinating investigation into how people around the globe are cashing in on a warming world McKenzie Funk has spent the last six years reporting around the world on how we are preparing for a warmer planet. Funk shows us that the best way to understand the catastrophe of global warming is to see it through the eyes of those who see it most clearly--as a market opportunity. Global warming's physical impacts can be separated into three broad categories: melt, drought, and deluge. Funk travels to two dozen countries to profile entrepreneurial people who see in each of these forces a potential windfall. The melt is a boon for newly arable, mineral-rich regions of the Arctic, such as Greenland--and for the surprising kings of the manmade snow trade, the Israelis. The process of desalination, vital to Israel's survival, can produce a snowlike by-product that alpine countries use to prolong their ski season.Drought creates opportunities for private firefighters working for insurance companies in California as well as for fund managers backing south Sudanese warlords who control local farmland. As droughts raise food prices globally, there is no more precious asset.The deluge--the rising seas, surging rivers, and superstorms that will threaten island nations and coastal cities--has been our most distant concern, but after Hurricane Sandy and failure after failure to cut global carbon emissions, it is not so distant. For Dutch architects designing floating cities and American scientists patenting hurricane defenses, the race is on. For low-lying countries like Bangladesh, the coming deluge presents an existential threat.Funk visits the front lines of the melt, the drought, and the deluge to make a human accounting of the booming business of global warming. By letting climate change continue unchecked, we are choosing to adapt to a warming world. Containing the resulting surge will be big business; some will benefit, but much of the planet will suffer. McKenzie Funk has investigated both sides, and what he has found will shock us all. To understand how the world is preparing to warm, Windfall follows the money. Review Quotes Honorable Mention for the Rachel Carson Environment Book Award The Wall Street Journal "In Windfall McKenzie Funk, an intrepid American journalist, reports on the lesser-known victims and profiteers of climate change brings a dizzyingly abstruse phenomenon down to a more human scale. Mr. Funk leads us away from the rarefied air of Al Gore and his lethal PowerPoint slides, to mingle with the militiamen, inventors, politicians and activists trying to find their way through an era of turmoil." The Associated Press "Funk has written a fun book humanizing the problems of climate change, focused on the colorful entrepreneurs who see in an increasingly inhospitable world golden opportunities." Nature This exposé of the powers and people that view global warming as an investment opportunity is darkly humorous and brilliantly researched. Journalist McKenzie Funk looks at the impacts deemed a windfall for 'climate capitalists': melting ice, drought, sea-level rise and superstorms. He reports far and wide, on the oil-rich far north, where nations jostle as the ice retreats; blaze-prone California and its burgeoning band of firebreak specialists; water-rich South Sudan, where large tracts of foreign-owned farmland could become a gold mine as other regions dry up; and beyond. Men's Journal The idea that, when it comes to climate change, the meaningful divide isn't between believers and doubters but winners and losers is at the heart of McKenzie Funk's immersive and startling Windfall: The Booming Business of Global Warming. Mother Jones Most writings on climate change are tedious or polemical. This fabulous book is neither. Journalist McKenzie Funk travels the globe, mingling with the characters who are cashing in (or preparing to) on global warming: Wall Street land and water speculators, Greenland secessionists, Israeli snowmakers, Dutch seawall developers, geoengineering patent trolls, private firefighters, mosquito-abating scientists, Big Oil scenario planners, and African officials overseeing the first phase of a quixotic 4,7000-mile-long foliage barrier against the encroaching Sahara. Rather than waste our time on a settled question (duh, it's real!), Funk offers an up-close-and-personal glimpse of climate change's likely winners--and inevitable losers. Wired "Some Like it Hot: Forget bitcoin--savvy investors bet on water....In his new book, Windfall: The Booming Business of Global Warming, McKenzie Funk investigates the profiteers cashing in on the planet's woes. GQ "In Windfall, McKenzie Funk introduces us to people betting money on our dear planet's decimation. Spoiler: They're rich." Outside Magazine "There have been plenty of books documenting the myriad ways that climate change will take us all down. McKenzie Funk takes a contrarian approach, reporting on the people--and, in the case of Greenland and Canada, countries--that are poised to profit handsomely from the coming chaos." Scientific American Funk's reporting brings him face-to-face with individuals who are investing in planetary crisis. Far from vilifying these opportunists, he attempts to see the warming world through their eyes. Canadian Business The business of climate change is growing, in other words, at least somewhat because political action on climate change has so overwhelmingly failed. Barnes & Noble: The bad news is that we're not cutting our carbon emissions. The 'good' news, according to McKenzie Funk's Windfall is that greedy banks and ambitious entrepreneurs are making billions of dollars on global warming. Much of these new frontiers of money-making derive from calculated bets on continued failure and warming, not on corrective measures. Funk's modern day muckraking lends new perspective and detail to mainstream media coverage and the ongoing debates about climate change. Definitely a conversation starter. The New Yorker's Page-Turner: Funk's take on global-warming profiteering is as entertaining as it is disturbing. Kirkus Reviews (STARRED): "A shocking account of how governments and corporations are confronting the crises caused by global warming... A well-written, useful global profile emphasizing concrete solutions rather than ideological abstractions." Publishers Weekly: For most of the planet, the specter of global warming is ominous, but as journalist Funk reveals in this startling book, there are those who view the Earth's dangerous meltdown as a golden opportunity...Funk's original, forthright take on this little-discussed profit-taking trend in the climate change sweepstakes is very unsettling. Eliza Griswold, author of The Tenth Parallel Funk's talent shimmers from the pages of Windfall. Here is a brilliant young stylist at work, pushing the boundaries of investigative journalism and literary non-fiction. With grace, humor and hard-nosed reporting on the startling business of climate profiteering, he takes us along on a searing ride into the maw of the apocalypse. Charles Graeber, author of The Good Nurse "Funk is a first-rate storyteller who packs adventure and humor in his journalist's bag, and delights in the absurd details of business as unusual. The result is a meticulously researched romp through the backrooms of the climate change industry, by turns thrilling and appalling, and ultimately rather important. There's money under the melting ice, and Funk follows it. Perhaps the only fun book on global climate change you'll ever read." Elizabeth Kolbert, author of Field Notes from a Catastrophe Smart, daring, and darkly funny, Windfall offers a new take on perhaps the world's most intractable problem. McKenzie Funk is a gifted storyteller. Eric Klinenberg, author of Heat Wave and Going Solo Climate change may well be humanity's greatest challenge, but here McKenzie Funk offers definitive evidence that it's also a great way to make a buck. Windfall is a gripping account of how banks, energy companies, engineers, and entrepreneurs have turned a global crisis into a golden opportunity, harvesting short-term profits while sowing the seeds of future ruin. It's an engaging, infuriating, and important story about the way the world works now, and about the reasons it may not work at all tomorrow. Donovan Hohn, author of Moby-Duck Exploring the profitable frontiers of climate change, Funk travels the globe like some sort of journalistic special agent, patrolling the melting Arctic on a Canadian battleship one minute, breakfasting with the son of a Sudanese warlord the next. His secret weapons: a highly sensitive irony detector and a satirist's eye for vanities and vices that Twain would have admired. The result is a wonder, a nonfiction eco-thriller that is disturbing, yes, revelatory, yes, but also a lot more fun than books about ecological catastrophe are supposed to be. Jon Mooallem, author of Wild Ones McKenzie Funk has traveled around a planet that's melting, flooding and drying out all at once to meet the peculiar characters who are making the biggest, amoral hedge of our time: finding the value and opportunity hidden in all this ecological upheaval. Windfall is a shocking and important book that reads, at times, like dystopian science fiction written by Michael Lewis. But this unrecognizable world is our world, of course. Funk argues that the people he meets merely see it more clearly than the rest of us do. About the Author McKenzie Funk is a journalist whose work has appeared in Harper's, National Geographic, Rolling Stone, GQ, Outside, and The New York Times. A National Magazine Award and Livingston Award finalist and the winner of the Oakes Prize for Environmental Journalism, he was a Knight-Wallace Fellow at the University of Michigan, where he studied economics and systems thinking. He lives in Seattle with his wife and son.
Oh Behave the Etiquette Work Book - by Watermarks Studios (Paperback)
Number of Pages: 50Genre: EducationSub-Genre: GeneralFormat: PaperbackPublisher: BookbabyAge Range: AdultAuthor: Watermarks StudiosLanguage: English About the Book This educative coloring book has in it 50 illustrations about good manners; the social glue that allows different members of the society to come together Book Synopsis Long Book Description: This educative coloring book teaches children etiquette at an early age. The etiquette children learn at an early age carry over into adulthood and help make them more successful in friendships, family life, careers and life in general About the Author Watermarks Studios Limited is a studio driven by Expression, Precision, Quality & Passion
Ages of Gaia - (Commonwealth Fund Book Program) by James Lovelock (Paperback)
Number of Pages: 278Genre: ScienceSub-Genre: Environmental ScienceSeries Title: Commonwealth Fund Book ProgramFormat: PaperbackPublisher: W. W. Norton & CompanyAge Range: AdultAuthor: James LovelockLanguage: English About the Book James Lovelock proposes that all living species are components of that organism, as cells are components of the human body. Book Synopsis Lovelock first sketched out his theory in his bestseller, Gaia: A New Look at Life on Earth. People all over the world embraced the theory, and in less than ten years it moved from the margins of scientific research to the mainstream. Lovelock argues that such things as the level of oxygen, the formation of clouds, and the saltiness of the oceans may all be controlled by biological processes. He believes that living organisms create the optimum conditions for their own existence, and in so doing create the superorganism Gaia. The New York Times Book Review has called his arguments in favor of Gaia plausible and above all illuminating. From the Back Cover The Earth, James Lovelock proposes, behaves as if it were a superorganism, made up from all the living things and from their material environment. When he first sketched out his brilliant Gaia theory in the 1970s, people around the world embraced it; within a short time Gaia has moved from the margins of scientific research to the mainstream. James Lovelock argues that such things as the level of oxygen, the formation of clouds, and the saltiness of the oceans may all be controlled by interacting physical, chemical, and biological processes. He believes that "the self-regulation of climate and chemical composition is a process that emerges from the tightly coupled evolution of rocks, air, and ocean - in addition to that of organisms. Such interlocking self-regulation, while rarely optimal - consider the cold and hot places of the earth, the wet and the dry - nevertheless keeps the Earth a fit place for life". The New York Times Book Review has called his arguments in favor of Gaia "plausible and above all illuminating". Now, in an updated paperback edition, fully revised, the author amplifies his account of how Gaia works with descriptions of new fields of research that have been opened by this pathbreaking concept. Review Quotes This book describes a set of observations about the life of our planet which may, one day, be recognized as one of the major discontinuities in human thought. If Lovelock turns out to be as right in his view of things as I believe he is, we will be viewing the Earth as a coherent system of life, self-regulating and self-changing, a sort of immense living organism.--Lewis Thomas
Roadside Geology of Ohio - by Mark J Camp (Paperback)
Number of Pages: 411Genre: ScienceSub-Genre: Earth SciencesSeries Title: Roadside GeologyFormat: PaperbackPublisher: Mountain Press Publishing CompanyAge Range: AdultBook theme: GeologyAuthor: Mark J CampLanguage: English About the Book The 25 road guides of Roadside Geology of Ohio, complete with 59 maps and figures and 172 photographs, lead you from one corner of the state to the other�from the flat till plains of the west to the hilly eastern Allegheny Plateau, and from the Ohio River valley to the Lake Erie shoreline. Book Synopsis Ohio�s bedrock reveals a rich story of the ancient landscapes and animals�massive meat-eating reptiles, foot�long clams, lumbering mammoths�that existed thousands to hundreds of millions of years ago. Fluctuating seas full of marine life, widespread floodplains and rivers choked with sediment, and mile-thick ice sheets from the north all shaped Ohio�s present landscape. But Ohio�s geologic tale has a human side, too. Native Americans fashioned razor-sharp flint spear points; oil, gas, and coal fueled several economic booms; and sandstone and limestone built communities and thriving economies.The 25 road guides of Roadside Geology of Ohio, complete with 59 maps and figures and 172 photographs, lead you from one corner of the state to the other�from the flat till plains of the west to the hilly eastern Allegheny Plateau, and from the Ohio River valley to the Lake Erie shoreline. Mark Camp�s clear writing explains how caverns and disappearing streams form in karst; why mud cracks, ripple marks, and cross-bedding layers are entombed in sedimentary rock; and how grooves up to 10 feet deep were gouged into the limestone of Kelleys Island. From deserted boomtowns to Ohio�s big cities, Roadside Geology of Ohio thoroughly reveals the Buckeye State�s fascinating and dynamic geology.
Crocodile in the Cockpit - by Scott Gary Petersen (Paperback)
Number of Pages: 42Genre: EducationSub-Genre: Teaching Methods & MaterialsFormat: PaperbackPublisher: Reptile ManAge Range: AdultBook theme: Science & TechnologyAuthor: Scott Gary PetersenLanguage: English About the Book The amygdala is the brain structure that is responsible for emotions, memory and decision making. Book Synopsis The amygdala is the brain structure responsible for emotions, memory and decision making. Brain damage and bad culture can make it difficult to control one's amygdala. Crocodile in the Cockpit explains human behavior in the terms understandable by both children and adults.
Contextual Wellbeing - by Helen Street (Paperback)
Number of Pages: 194Genre: EducationSub-Genre: Educational Policy & ReformFormat: PaperbackPublisher: Wise SolutionsAge Range: AdultBook theme: GeneralAuthor: Helen StreetLanguage: English About the Book Contextual Wellbeing is a state of flourishing that arises from membership of an equitable, inclusive, and cohesive environment. Dr. Helen Street believes that we need to support Contextual Wellbeing in our schools to effectively help young people to flourish; and that means changing our understanding of what it means to be a 'good school'. Book Synopsis Our schools and colleges have never done so much to 'teach' whole school wellbeing, support mental health and engage young people in learning. Yet, young people have never been so disengaged, demotivated or distressed in our schools. Dr. Helen Street believes that we need to embrace and support Contextual Wellbeing if we are to effectively help young people to flourish; and that means changing our fundamental understanding of what it means to be a 'good school'. Contextual Wellbeing is a state of health, happiness, and positive engagement [in learning] that arises from membership of an equitable, inclusive, and cohesive [school] environmentIf we are to help young people attain a love of learning and flourish at school, then we need to explicitly support their wellbeing. In this book, Helen Street introduces a definition that underpins an alternative way of supporting young people, and an alternative way of delivering education.All too often we try to help a child who is distressed at school by encouraging them to change or to develop as an individual. We want them to be more confident, more resilient, less anxious. But what if the answer is not about trying to help that individual to change, in whatever capacity? What if the answer is all about creating a healthier environment for that individual?I believe that wellbeing is an interplay between our best individual self and our best environment. As such, happiness and success are far more than individual pursuits, or even individual responsibilities. Lasting happiness develops from the ongoing creation of healthy connections to others and to the world around us.Happiness is a positive state of wellbeing resulting from our connection to a social environment that supports and nurtures us to become the best we can be. Review Quotes What the Experts are Saying about Contextual Wellbeing 'In Contextual Wellbeing Dr. Street envisions healthy schools in which children not only learn well, but also live well ... This is a highly needed and humanizing message for anyone who cares about education, or about children's wellness.' Professor Richard M. Ryan, Australian Catholic University & University of Rochester' Contextual Wellbeing could well be the book that starts a revolution in the way we think about schools - I cannot recommend this more highly.'Dr Michael Carr-Gregg, Child & Adolescent Psychologist' This book provides an indispensable guide to creating healthier and more effective schools.' Andrew Fuller, Clinical Psychologist & Family Therapist'... [a] thought-provoking and profoundly relevant book ...'Charlie Scudamore, Vice Principal, Geelong Grammar School'Contextual Wellbeing is a wake-up call to those who suggest that our students should work harder and longer for higher and higher test scores.'Professor Pasi Sahlberg, Former Finnish Director General of Education; Gonski Institute for Education, UNSW Sydney '... When the ephemeral mists of Mindset, Grit, and Resilience programs fade away, Contextual Wellbeing will remain standing strong and unshaken.'Dr Jared Cooney Horvath, The University of Melbourne 'At last someone is reaching into what really matters.'John Hendry, OAM'Dr Street's work has influenced me both personally and professionally ... foundational reading for anyone interested in Positive Education. 'Justin Robinson, Director, Institute of Positive Education, Geelong Grammar School'Helen has delivered the book on wellbeing in education that had to be written ....'Dr Sue Roffey, Exeter University & Western Sydney University; Director Growing Great Schools Worldwide'... This is an excellent, thought-provoking read for all those passionate about education today.'Maggie Dent, educator & resilience specialist '... Compulsory reading for anyone interested in education transformation in the 21st century ...'Dr Paula Robinson, Managing Director - Positive Psychology Institute'Dr. Street proposes multiple strategies for humanizing education ... Bravo!'Professor Michael E. Bernard, University of Melbourne & California State University; Founder, You Can Do It! Education'... If we really want to create a better world, rather than a better moment for ourselves, we need to understand and build Contextual Wellbeing. 'Neil Porter, Co-founder & chair, Positive Schools Initiative, 2018'... Dr Helen Street's warmth, humour and intelligence permeate every page.'Tracey Spicer, AM
Stratigraphy and Paleontology of the Cloverly Formation (Lower Cretaceous) of the Bighorn Basin Area, Wyoming and Montana - by John H Ostrom
Number of Pages: 354Genre: ScienceSub-Genre: PaleontologyFormat: PaperbackPublisher: Yale Peabody MuseumAge Range: AdultAuthor: John H OstromLanguage: English About the Book The fiftieth anniversary edition of a landmark publication showcasing prehistoric North American landscapes and ecosystems, from a celebrated paleontologist at Yale University's Peabody Museum Book Synopsis The fiftieth anniversary edition of a landmark publication showcasing prehistoric North American landscapes and ecosystems, from a celebrated paleontologist at Yale University's Peabody Museum The fiftieth anniversary edition of John H. Ostrom's Stratigraphy and Paleontology of the Cloverly Formation revisits his groundbreaking work pinpointing the age of the continental sequence of the Bighorn Basin area in Wyoming and Montana. The Cloverly Formation is important for understanding the development of North American terrestrial landscapes and prehistoric ecosystems, and current investigations are reinterpreting the age of the Formation with new evidence and data. The reissue of Ostrom's original benchmark research offers contemporary relevance for researchers and students today. About the Author John H. Ostrom (1928-2005) was a noted paleontologist, professor of geophysics at Yale University, and curator at the Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History. His many honors include the 1986 Hayden Memorial Geological Award and the 1999 Addison Emery Verrill Medal.
180 Days of Spelling and Word Study for Kindergarten - (180 Days of Practice) by Shireen Pesez Rhoades (Paperback)
Number of Pages: 208Genre: EducationSub-Genre: Teaching Methods & MaterialsSeries Title: 180 Days of PracticeFormat: PaperbackPublisher: Shell Education PubAge Range: AdultBook theme: Language ArtsAuthor: Shireen Pesez RhoadesLanguage: English About the Book Provide kindergarten students with 180 days of daily practice to build their knowledge of spelling rules, conventions, and patterns. Students gain regular practice with word study through the quick, diagnostic-based activities in this workbook. Book Synopsis Supplement your language arts block with 180 days of daily spelling and word work practice! This kindergarten spelling workbook provides teachers with weekly spelling and word study units that are easy to incorporate into the classroom or home. Perfect for after school, intervention, or homework, teachers and parents can help students gain daily practice through these quick activities that correlate to state and national standards. Arranged into weekly units, the worksheets feature fun activities for kindergarten students such as picture matching, letter search, rhyming words, tapping sounds, color and trace, and more! The repetitive structure helps students focus on the words rather than the activities and allows for more independent practice. Provide fun, engaging, and purposeful practice for your students with this must-have student workbook that includes digital materials.
Extra Life - by Steven Johnson (Hardcover)
Number of Pages: 320Genre: ScienceSub-Genre: HistoryFormat: HardcoverPublisher: Riverhead BooksAge Range: AdultAuthor: Steven JohnsonLanguage: English About the Book "As a species, humans have doubled their life expectancy in one hundred years. Medical breakthroughs, public health institutions, rising standards of living, and the other advances of modern life have given each person about 20,000 extra days on average. This book attempts to help the reader understand where that progress came from and what forces keep people alive longer. The author also considers how to avoid decreases in life expectancy as public health systems face unprecedented challenges, and what current technologies or interventions could reduce the impact of future crises"-- Book Synopsis "Offers a useful reminder of the role of modern science in fundamentally transforming all of our lives." --President Barack Obama (on Twitter) "An important book." --Steven Pinker, The New York Times Book Review Now also a PBS documentary series: the surprising story of how humans gained what amounts to an extra life, from the bestselling author of How We Got to Now and Where Good Ideas Come From As a species we have doubled our life expectancy in just one hundred years. All the advances of modern life--the medical breakthroughs, the public health institutions, the rising standards of living--have given us each about twenty thousand extra days on average. There are few measures of human progress more astonishing than our increased longevity. This book is Steven Johnson's attempt to understand where that progress came from. How many of those extra twenty thousand days came from vaccines, or the decrease in famines, or seatbelts? What are the forces that now keep us alive longer? Behind each breakthrough lies an inspiring story of cooperative innovation, of brilliant thinkers bolstered by strong systems of public support and collaborative networks. But it is not enough simply to remind ourselves that progress is possible. How do we avoid decreases in life expectancy as our public health systems face unprecedented challenges? What current technologies or interventions that could reduce the impact of future crises are we somehow ignoring? A study in how meaningful change happens in society, Extra Life is an ode to the enduring power of common goals and public resources. The most fundamental progress we have experienced over the past few centuries has not come from big corporations or start-ups. It has come, instead, from activists struggling for reform; from university-based and publicly funded scientists sharing their findings open-source-style; and from nonprofit agencies spreading new innovations around the world. Review Quotes Praise for Extra Life "Johnson is a fine storyteller. . . . Extra Life is an important book." --Steven Pinker, The New York Times Book Review "A surprising look at why humans are living longer. . . . Entertaining, wide-ranging, and--in light of Covid-19--particularly timely." --Kirkus Reviews Praise for Steven Johnson and his books: "Mr. Johnson's erudition can be quite gobsmacking." --The Wall Street Journal "A true page-turner." --The Washington Post "A maven of the history of ideas." --The Guardian "Steven Johnson's mind works in wondrous ways." --Seattle Post-Intelligencer About the Author Steven Johnson is the bestselling author of thirteen books, including Where Good Ideas Come From, Farsighted, and The Ghost Map. He's the host and cocreator of the Emmy-winning PBS/BBC series How We Got to Now, and the host of the podcast American Innovations. He lives in Brooklyn, New York, and Marin County, California, with his wife and three sons.
Romeo and Juliet (No Fear Shakespeare), 2 - (Sparknotes No Fear Shakespeare) by Sparknotes (Paperback)
Number of Pages: 304Genre: Study GuidesSub-Genre: Book NotesSeries Title: Sparknotes No Fear ShakespeareFormat: PaperbackPublisher: SparknotesAge Range: AdultAuthor: SparknotesLanguage: English About the Book "The play plus a translation anyone can understand"--Cover. Book Synopsis Read Shakespeare's plays in all their brilliance--and understand what every word means! Don't be intimidated by Shakespeare! These popular guides make the Bard's plays accessible and enjoyable. Each No Fear guide contains: The complete text of the original playA line-by-line translation that puts the words into everyday languageA complete list of characters, with descriptionsPlenty of helpful commentary
Energy at the Crossroads - (Mit Press) by Vaclav Smil (Paperback)
Number of Pages: 427Genre: ScienceSub-Genre: Environmental ScienceSeries Title: Mit PressFormat: PaperbackPublisher: MIT PressAge Range: AdultAuthor: Vaclav SmilLanguage: English About the Book An objective, comprehensive, and accessible examination of today's most crucial problem: preserving the environment in the face of society's insatiable demand for energy. Book Synopsis An objective, comprehensive, and accessible examination of today's most crucial problem: preserving the environment in the face of society's insatiable demand for energy.In Energy at the Crossroads, Vaclav Smil considers the twenty-first century's crucial question: how to reconcile the modern world's unceasing demand for energy with the absolute necessity to preserve the integrity of the biosphere. With this book he offers a comprehensive, accessible guide to today's complex energy issues--how to think clearly and logically about what is possible and what is desirable in our energy future.After a century of unprecedented production growth, technical innovation, and expanded consumption, the world faces a number of critical energy challenges arising from unequal resource distribution, changing demand patterns, and environmental limitations. The fundamental message of Energy at the Crossroads is that our dependence on fossil fuels must be reduced not because of any imminent resource shortages but because the widespread burning of oil, coal, and natural gas damages the biosphere and presents increasing economic and security problems as the world relies on more expensive supplies and Middle Eastern crude oil.Smil begins with an overview of the twentieth century's long-term trends and achievements in energy production. He then discusses energy prices, the real cost of energy, and energy linkages--the effect energy issues have on the economy, on quality of life, on the environment, and in wartime. He discusses the pitfalls of forecasting, giving many examples of failed predictions and showing that unexpected events can disprove complex models. And he examines the pros and cons not only of fossil fuels but also of alternative fuels such as hydroenergy, biomass energy, wind power, and solar power. Finally, he considers the future, focusing on what really matters, what works, what is realistic, and which outcomes are most desirable. Review Quotes A thorough introduction to the subject and a thoughtful consideration of the conundrums it presents. Smil skillfully guidees readers through the forests and the trees.--Foreign Affairs--...[A] sweeping survey of global energy trends...--Jeremiah Creedon, Utne--Energy at the Crossroads provides a highly accessible tour of the state of the energy world.--Daniel M. Kammen, Science--The most sober, thorough, and thoughtful integrated text on energy available, and it embodies core facts and some fundamental truths that any analyst of energy issues should ponder.--Michael Grubb, Nature--...[Zeroes] in on the issue of reconciling the world's accelerating demand for energy...--Peter D. Blair , American Scientist-- About the Author Vaclav Smil is Distinguished Professor Emeritus at the University of Manitoba. He is the author of forty books, including Energy and Civilization, published by the MIT Press. In 2010 he was named by Foreign Policy as one of the Top 100 Global Thinkers. In 2013 Bill Gates wrote on his website that "there is no author whose books I look forward to more than Vaclav Smil."
Google The Reading Dog - by Sandy Childs (Paperback)
Number of Pages: 56Genre: EducationSub-Genre: Special EducationFormat: PaperbackPublisher: 2qt Limited (Publishing)Age Range: AdultBook theme: Learning DisabilitiesAuthor: Sandy ChildsLanguage: English About the Book Inspiring & educational, this illustrated book shows how the love of a dog can enhance a young person's motivation & confidence to learn. With contributions from educators and students, it illustrates the many ways Google contributed to lessons across the curriculum & provides guidance for educators who might want to explore this unique approach. Book Synopsis When Google was in the room, remarkable things happened. He motivated the unmotivated. He inspired those who didn't want to try to have a go. He gave confidence to the quiet, shy and lonely. He calmed the angry. For eight years Golden Retriever Google accompanied his best friend, Sandy Childs, when she worked in schools. Google's patient, gentle and loving nature proved an inspiration in helping children who were reluctant readers, writers and learners, many of whom had additional learning needs and emotional issues, to find joy in learning. Google's message was simple but powerful: I can read and so can you. Inspiring, educational and deeply moving, Google The Reading Dog demonstrates how the love of a dog can enhance a young person's motivation and confidence to learn. With contributions from educators and the students themselves, it illustrates the many ways in which Google contributed to lessons across the curriculum and provides guidance for other educators who might want to explore this unique teaching pathway.
The Secret Life of Sharks - by A Peter Klimley (Paperback)
Number of Pages: 304Genre: ScienceSub-Genre: Life SciencesFormat: PaperbackPublisher: Simon & SchusterAge Range: AdultBook theme: Marine BiologyAuthor: A Peter KlimleyLanguage: English Book Synopsis Marine biologist Pete Klimley swims with the sharks. He was one of the first scientists to free-dive among sharks, and he has spent nearly thirty years studying shark behavior, sometimes swimming in schools of several hundred sharks. From his firsthand observations he has learned that sharks are not the vicious man-eaters that we imagine, but fascinating animals with complex behaviors. Most people who think of sharks at all think immediately of great white sharks. But there are more than four hundred species of shark. Dr. Klimley has studied several species, most notably the great white and the hammerhead. (He describes the great white as the athlete among sharks, and the hammerhead as the Ph.D. of the shark world.) In The Secret Life of Sharks Dr. Klimley reveals the significant discoveries he made about hammerhead navigation and great white eating habits. By studying hammerheads gathered around underwater seamounts, Dr. Klimley learned that hammerheads rely on sophisticated tracking of ocean-floor magnetism to navigate. His long-term study of great white sharks off the California coast demonstrated that these huge sharks prefer to eat seals and sea lions because of the energy contained in their fatty bodies. They are selective eaters, not the man-eaters we expect, and they sometimes go weeks between meals. But Dr. Klimley did observe a ritualized behavior that great whites practice in order to avoid deadly disputes over prey that one shark has captured and another wants. Although we have learned a great deal about shark behavior, says Dr. Klimley, there is much that we do not know. Unfortunately we are destroying these magnificent creatures of the deep through overfishing and degradation of the oceans. Already some populations of sharks have declined steeply. Vividly written by one of the foremost authorities on sharks, The Secret Life of Sharks is a fascinating account of some of the world's most magnificent animals. Review Quotes Jean-Michel Cousteau President, Ocean Futures Society When it comes to sharks, Dr. Peter Klimley has answered the true call of adventure -- to see for himself, up close. His pioneering work reveals sharks' secrets, including their decline, and puts to rest the myth of the shark as a mindless feeding machine. Equally important, his story reminds us that fear is never a good guide. His direct, informed observations make for good science, and for good reading.Jean-Michel Cousteau President, Ocean Futures SocietyWhen it comes to sharks, Dr. Peter Klimley has answered the true call of adventure -- to see for himself, up close. His pioneering work reveals sharks' secrets, including their decline, and puts to rest the myth of the shark as a mindless feeding machine. Equally important, his story reminds us that fear is never a good guide. His direct, informed observations make for good science, and for good reading. About the Author A. Peter Klimley is an internationally known marine biologist. An adjunct associate professor in the Department of Wildlife, Fish, and Conservation Biology at the University of California, Davis, Klimley has published articles on sharks in American Scientist, Natural History, and other popular magazines, as well as more than fifty scientific articles. He has appeared in numerous film documentaries worldwide. A coauthor of the leading academic book on great white sharks, Dr. Klimley lives in Petaluma, California
Physics Essentials for Dummies - by Steven Holzner (Paperback)
Number of Pages: 192Genre: ScienceSub-Genre: PhysicsFormat: PaperbackPublisher: For DummiesAge Range: AdultBook theme: GeneralAuthor: Steven HolznerLanguage: English About the Book Positioned for students (and parents) who just want the key concepts and a few examples -- without the review, ramp-up, and anecdotal content -- The Essentials For Dummies series is a perfect solution for exam-cramming, homework help, and reference. Book Synopsis Physics Essentials For Dummies (9781119590286) was previously published as Physics Essentials For Dummies (9780470618417). While this version features a new Dummies cover and design, the content is the same as the prior release and should not be considered a new or updated product. For students who just need to know the vital concepts of physics, whether as a refresher, for exam prep, or as a reference, Physics Essentials For Dummies is a must-have guide. Free of ramp-up and ancillary material, Physics Essentials For Dummies contains content focused on key topics only. It provides discrete explanations of critical concepts taught in an introductory physics course, from force and motion to momentum and kinetics. This guide is also a perfect reference for parents who need to review critical physics concepts as they help high school students with homework assignments, as well as for adult learners headed back to the classroom who just need a refresher of the core concepts. The Essentials For Dummies SeriesDummies is proud to present our new series, The Essentials For Dummies. Now students who are prepping for exams, preparing to study new material, or who just need a refresher can have a concise, easy-to-understand review guide that covers an entire course by concentrating solely on the most important concepts. From algebra and chemistry to grammar and Spanish, our expert authors focus on the skills students most need to succeed in a subject. From the Back Cover The fundamentals of force, work, and energy How to connect physics laws with the real world Key concepts in quick, focused lessons Your helpful guide to physics essentials From force and motion to momentum and energy, Physics Essentials For Dummies bypasses the fluff and focuses solely on the critical concepts taught in an introductory physics course. Discover how physics plays into every aspect of the world around you. Explore displacement, speed, velocity, and acceleration and learn how they fit together. This handy reference provides concise explanations of key subjects using real-world examples, so it's perfect for clarifying concepts and helping you cram for exams. Inside... How to work with vectors Straight talk on circular motion Gravity and friction Force and the laws of motion Work, energy, and power Simple harmonic motion Amazing insights on relativity About the Author Steven Holzner, PhD, was a contributing editor at PC Magazine and was on the faculty of both MIT and Cornell University. He wrote Physics For Dummies, Physics II For Dummies, and Quantum Physics For Dummies.
Shakespeare's Twelfth Night - (Cliffsnotes Literature Guides) by James L Roberts (Paperback)
Number of Pages: 61Genre: Study GuidesSub-Genre: Book NotesSeries Title: Cliffsnotes Literature GuidesFormat: PaperbackPublisher: Houghton MifflinAge Range: AdultAuthor: James L RobertsLanguage: English Book Synopsis The original CliffsNotes study guides offer expert commentary on major themes, plots, characters, literary devices, and historical background. The latest generation of titles in this series also feature glossaries and visual elements that complement the classic, familiar format.In CliffsNotes on Twelfth Night, you follow several separate groups of characters whose stories are flawlessly woven together to produce one of Shakespeare's lightest, most popular, and most musical comedies--full of intricate plots and subplots and witty banter that only Shakespeare could write.Summaries and commentaries take you through Shakespeare's masterpiece, and character analyses of such memorable characters as Viola, Olivia, and Duke Orsino clue you in on their motivations. You also get these additional features: A section on the life and background of William ShakespeareA review section that tests your knowledgeA selected bibliographyClassic literature or modern-day treasure--you'll understand it all with expert information and insight from CliffsNotes study guides. From the Back Cover Cliffs Test Preparation Guides help students prepare for and improve their performance on standardized tests ACT Preparation Guide CBEST Preparation Guide CLAST Preparation Guide ELM Review GMAT Preparation Guide GRE Preparation Guide LSAT Preparation Guide MAT Preparation Guide MATH Review for Standardized Tests MSAT Preparation Guide Memory Power for Exams Police Officer Examination Preparation Guide Police Sergeant Examination Preparation Guide Police Management Examinations Preparation Guide Postal Examinations Preparation Guide Praxis I: PPST Preparation Guide Praxis II: NTE Core Battery Preparation Guide SAT Preparation Guide SAT II Writing Preparation Guide TASP Preparation Guide TOEFL Preparation Guide with 2 cassettes Advanced Practice for the TOEFL with 2 cassettes Verbal Review for Standardized Tests Writing Proficiency Examinations You Can Pass the GED Cliffs Quick Reviews help students in introductory college courses or Advanced Placement classes Algebra I Algebra II Anatomy & Physiology Basic Math and Pre-Algebra Biology Calculus Chemistry Differential Equations Economics Geometry Linear Algebra Microbiology Physics Statistics Trigonometry Cliffs Advanced Placement Preparation Guides help high school students taking Advanced Placement courses to earn college credit AP Biology AP Calculus AB AP Chemistry AP English Language & Composition AP English Literature & Composition AP United States History Cliffs Complete Study Editions are comprehensive study guides with complete text, running commentary and glossary Chaucer's Prologue Chaucer's Wife of Bath Hamlet Julius Caesar King Henry IV, Part I King Lear Macbeth The Merchant of Venice Othello Romeo and Juliet The Tempest Twelfth Night See inside back cover for listing of Cliffs Notes titles Registered trademarks include: GRE, MSAT, the Praxis Series, and TOEFL (Educational Testing Service): AP, Advanced Placement Program, and SAT (College Entrance Examination Board); GMAT (Graduate Management Admission Council); and LSAT (Law School Admission Council.) Twelfth Night
IELTS 5 Practice Tests, General Set 6 - (High Scorer's Choice) by Simone Braverman & Robert Nicholson (Paperback)
Number of Pages: 190Genre: Study GuidesSub-Genre: Tests (Other)Series Title: High Scorer's ChoiceFormat: PaperbackPublisher: Simone BravermanAge Range: AdultAuthor: Simone Braverman & Robert NicholsonLanguage: English About the Book General Set 6 from High Scorer's Choice series contains 5 full length IELTS practice tests (no. 26-30) and is a must-have study tool to achieve a high band score in IELTS. These tests feel as authentic as the real IELTS papers, and doing them at home is a great way to estimate your real IELTS score, master exam strategies and raise your confidence Book Synopsis *Updated in 2020 to reflect recent changes in the IELTS test* General Set 6 from 'High Scorer's Choice' series contains 5 full length IELTS practice tests (no. 26-30) and is a must-have study tool to achieve a high band score in IELTS. These tests feel as authentic as the real IELTS papers, and doing them at home is a great way to estimate your real IELTS score. Being a demanding test, IELTS requires a thorough preparation and these tests will help you master exam strategies, polish your techniques and raise your confidence.* 5 full-length General Training IELTS practice tests with answers* Listening recordings (downloadable mp3) with transcripts, locations of answers in sentences are underlined* Sample speaking test recordings (downloadable mp3) with examiner's report on every student's performance and an approximate Band score* Reading Answer Help chapter shows why correct answers are the right ones and where they are located in the passages* All writing tasks have model answers provided
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Backyard Ballistics - 2nd Edition by William Gurstelle (Paperback)
Number of Pages: 210Genre: ScienceSub-Genre: Experiments & ProjectsFormat: PaperbackPublisher: Chicago Review PressAge Range: AdultAuthor: William GurstelleLanguage: English About the Book This bestselling DIY handbook now features new and expanded projects, enabling ordinary folks to construct 16 awesome ballistic devices using inexpensive household or hardware store materials. Book Synopsis This bestselling DIY handbook now features new and expanded projects, enabling ordinary folks to construct 16 awesome ballistic devices in their garage or basement workshops using inexpensive household or hardware store materials and this step-by-step guide. Clear instructions, diagrams, and photographs show how to build projects ranging from the simple match-powered rocket to the more complex tabletop catapult and the offbeat Cincinnati fire kite. The classic potato cannon has a new evil twin--the piezo-electric spud gun and the electromagnetic pipe gun has joined the company of such favorites as the tennis ball mortar. With a strong emphasis on safety, the book also gives tips on troubleshooting, explains the physics behind the projects, and profiles scientists and extraordinary experimenters such as Alfred Nobel, Robert Goddard, and Isaac Newton. This book will be indispensable for the legions of backyard toy-rocket launchers and fireworks fanatics who wish every day was the fourth of July. Review Quotes Would-be rocketeers, take note: Engineer William Gurstelle has written a book for you. --Chicago Tribune"Fun and potentially dangerous, this is sure to be a hit at most public libraries. Recommended. Bring your own safety goggles. --Library JournalHow is it possible not to love a book with chapter titles like 'Back Porch Rocketry' and 'Greek Fire and the Catapult?' I devoured this prodigious account of all things explosive. --Homer Hickam, author of Rocket BoysIf you want to make a potato soufflé, pick up a book by Julia Child. If you want to decorate your holiday cards with hand-cut potato stamps, look to a Martha Stewart manual. If, however, you'd like to launch a potato in a blazing fireball of combusting hairspray from a PVC pipe, your best source is Backyard Ballistics, by William Gurstelle. --Time Out New YorkYour inner boy will get a bang out of these 13 devices to build and shoot in your own back yard, some of them noisy enough to legally perk up a 4th of July. --Dallas Morning News"A great primer for the would-be engineer, and a wonderful chance for bonding among like-minded parents and children . . . Great fun!" --Courier-Journal About the Author William Gurstelle is the author of Absinthe & Flamethrowers; The Art of the Catapult; Building Bots; The Practical Pyromaniac; Notes from the Technology Underground; and Whoosh, Boom, Splat. He is a professional engineer who has been researching and building model catapults and ballistic devices for more than 30 years and is a contributing editor at Popular Mechanics and Make magazine and writes frequently for Wired, The Rake, and several other national magazines. He lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
Navajo and the Animal People - by Steve Pavlik (Paperback)
Number of Pages: 318Genre: EducationSub-Genre: Multicultural EducationFormat: PaperbackPublisher: Fulcrum PublishingAge Range: AdultAuthor: Steve PavlikLanguage: English About the Book A fascinating insight into the Navajo tribe's spiritual relationship with carnivorous animals. Book Synopsis This text examines the traditional Navajo relationship to the natural world. Specifically, how the tribe once related to the Animal People, and particularly a category of animals, which they collectively referred to as the naatl' eetsoh - the "ones who hunt." These animals, like Native Americans, were once viewed as impediments to progress requiring extermination. About the Author Steve Pavlik taught Native American Studies and Native Environmental Science at Northwest Indian College, Bellingham, Washington, and had over thirty-five years of teaching experience in the field of American Indian education. Mr. Pavlik held a MA in American Indian Studies and a M. Ed. in American History from the University of Arizona. He authored or edited four books including Destroying Dogma: Vine Deloria, Jr. and His Influence on American Society (edited with Daniel R. Wildcat) and over 70 other published articles, essays, and reviews. His academic specialty areas include Native American religion and spirituality, ethnozoology, cognitive ethology, and environmental ethics. William B. Tsosie Jr. is an orthodox Navajo traditionalist and resides in the Navajo Reservation of the Four Corners region. He is an enrolled Navajo Nation tribal member and is married to Janice Catherine (Sun Clan) of Jemez Pueblo and has a daughter, son, and five grandchildren. He has Bachelor of Arts degree in Anthropology and Southwest Studies from Fort Lewis College in Durango, Colorado and his Associate of Arts degree in Humanities is from Dine College. He is currently working as a Supervisory Archaeologist for Navajo Nation Archaeology Department in the Shiprock, New Mexico Office.
ACT Prep Book 2020 and 2021 - ACT Test Prep Secrets Study Guide, Practice Test Book, Includes Step-By-Step Review Video Tutorials - (Paperback)
Number of Pages: 355Genre: Study GuidesSub-Genre: ACTFormat: PaperbackPublisher: Mometrix Media LLCAge Range: AdultLanguage: English About the Book Mometrix Test Preparation's ACT Prep Book 2020 and 2021 - ACT Test Prep Secrets Study Guide is the ideal prep solution for anyone who wants to pass their ACT Test. The exam is extremely challenging, and thorough test preparation is essential for success. Our study guide includes: * Practice test questions with detailed answer explanations * Step-by-step video tutorials to help you master difficult concepts * Tips and strategies to help you get your best test performance * A complete review of all ACT test sections * English Test * Math Test * Reading Test * Science Reasoning Test * Writing Test ACT(R) is the registered trademark of ACT, Inc. Mometrix Test Preparation has no affiliation with ACT, Inc., and this product is not approved or endorsed by ACT, Inc. 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The Mometrix ACT study guide is laid out in a logical and organized fashion so that one section naturally flows from the one preceding it. Because it's written with an eye for both technical accuracy and accessibility, you will not have to worry about getting lost in dense academic language. Any test prep guide is only as good as its practice questions and answer explanations, and that's another area where our guide stands out. The Mometrix test prep team has provided plenty of ACT practice test questions to prepare you for what to expect on the actual exam. Each answer is explained in depth, in order to make the principles and reasoning behind it crystal clear. Many concepts include links to online review videos where you can watch our instructors break down the topics so the material can be quickly grasped. Examples are worked step-by-step so you see exactly what to do. We've helped hundreds of thousands of people pass standardized tests and achieve their education and career goals. We've done this by setting high standards for Mometrix Test Preparation guides, and our ACT Prep Book 2020 and 2021 - ACT Test Prep Secrets Study Guide is no exception. It's an excellent investment in your future. Get the ACT review you need to be successful on your exam. Book Synopsis Mometrix Test Preparation's ACT Prep Book 2020 and 2021 - ACT Test Prep Secrets Study Guide is the ideal prep solution for anyone who wants to pass their ACT Test. The exam is extremely challenging, and thorough test preparation is essential for success. Our study guide includes: Practice test questions with detailed answer explanations Step-by-step video tutorials to help you master difficult concepts Tips and strategies to help you get your best test performance A complete review of all ACT test sections English Test Math Test Reading Test Science Reasoning Test Writing Test ACT(R) is the registered trademark of ACT, Inc. Mometrix Test Preparation has no affiliation with ACT, Inc., and this product is not approved or endorsed by ACT, Inc. The Mometrix guide is filled with the critical information you will need in order to do well on your ACT exam: the concepts, procedures, principles, and vocabulary that the ACT, Inc. expects you to have mastered before sitting for your exam. 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55 Successful Harvard Law School Application Essays - 2nd Edition (Paperback)
Number of Pages: 206Genre: Study GuidesSub-Genre: Graduate School GuidesFormat: PaperbackPublisher: St. Martin's GriffinAge Range: AdultLanguage: English Book Synopsis Harvard Law School is one of the premier law schools in the world. It as well as other top schools draws thousands of applicants from the best colleges and companies. With only a limited number of slots for so many talented applicants, the admissions officers have become more and more selective every year, the competition has become fierce, and even the best and brightest could use an edge. This completely new edition of "55 Successful Harvard Law School Application Essays" is the best resource for anyone looking for that edge. Through the most up-to-date sample essays from the Harvard Law School students who made the cut and insightful analysis from the staff at "The Harvard Crimson," it shows you how best to: * Argue your case effectively* Arrange your accomplishments for maximum impact* Avoid common pitfalls "55 Successful Harvard Law School Application Essays "guides you toward writing essays that do more than simply list your background and accomplishments. These are essays that reveal your passion for the law as well as the discipline you bring to this demanding profession and will help you impress any admissions department. The all-new essays and straightforward and time-saving advice will give you all the insider tips you'll need to write the essays that will get you into the best law schools in the world. About the Author The Harvard Crimson has been the daily newspaper of Harvard University since 1873. It is the nation's oldest continually operating daily college newspaper.
Teaching Number Sense, Kindergarten - by Chris Confer (Paperback)
Number of Pages: 134Genre: EducationSub-Genre: Teaching Methods & MaterialsFormat: PaperbackPublisher: Math Solutions PublicationsAge Range: AdultBook theme: MathematicsAuthor: Chris ConferLanguage: English Book Synopsis Number sense encompasses a wide range of skills, including being able to make estimates and to think and reason flexibly. In these lessons, children investigate number relationships, practice problem solving using landmark numbers, and explore ways to count, compose, and decompose numbers.
Ideas and Opinions - 3rd Edition by Albert Einstein (Paperback)
Number of Pages: 384Genre: ScienceSub-Genre: PhysicsFormat: PaperbackPublisher: Crown Publishing Group (NY)Age Range: AdultBook theme: GeneralAuthor: Albert EinsteinLanguage: English About the Book Ideas and Opinions is the most definitive collection of Albert Einstein's popular writings, gathered under the supervision of Einstein himself. The selections cover works from his earliest days up to his death in 1955. Book Synopsis A collection of insightful and thought provoking essays from one of the greatest thinkers of the twentieth century A new edition of the most definitive collection of Albert Einstein's popular writings, gathered under the supervision of Einstein himself. The selections range from his earliest days as a theoretical physicist to his death in 1955; from such subjects as relativity, nuclear war or peace, and religion and science, to human rights, economics, and government. About the Author Albert Einstein (1879-1955), one of the greatest thinkers of the twentieth century, was born in Ulm, Germany, to German-Jewish parents. He published his first great theories in Switzerland in the early 1900s while working as a patent clerk.
Help Your Kids with Science - (Paperback)
Number of Pages: 256Genre: EducationSub-Genre: Teaching Methods & MaterialsSeries Title: Help Your KidsFormat: PaperbackPublisher: DK Publishing (Dorling Kindersley)Age Range: AdultBook theme: Science & TechnologyLanguage: English About the Book With clear graphics, instantly understandable diagrams, and welcoming, jargon-free text--covering all the important areas of biology, chemistry and physics--this comprehensive and stress-free approach to science is a great resource for children and adults to learn even the most complex science problems with confidence. Full color. Book Synopsis If you're left blinded by science, this ultimate study aid makes everything clear. This unique visual reference guide adopts a simple step-by-step approach to give you a complete understanding of this diverse and difficult subject. Bubbling over with pictures, diagrams, and information, this book covers biology, chemistry, and physics in comprehensive depth and detail. Help Your Kids with Science encourages parents and children to work together as a team to solve even the most challenging problems on the school syllabus. The reference section also includes a glossary of key scientific terms and symbols. With your support, children can gain a complete understanding of science, leaving them calm, confident, and exam ready. Series Overview: DK's bestselling Help Your Kids With series contains crystal-clear visual breakdowns of important subjects. Simple graphics and jargon-free text are key to making this series a user-friendly resource for frustrated parents who want to help their children get the most out of school. About the Author We believe in the power of discovery. That's why we create books for everyone that explore ideas and nurture curiosity about the world we live in. From first words to the Big Bang, from the wonders of nature to city adventures, you will find expert knowledge, hours of fun and endless inspiration in the pages of our books.
The Collected Works of Bernhard Riemann - (Dover Books on Mathematics) (Paperback)
Number of Pages: 704Genre: MathematicsSub-Genre: History & PhilosophySeries Title: Dover Books on MathematicsFormat: PaperbackPublisher: Dover PublicationsAge Range: AdultAuthor: Bernhard RiemannLanguage: English About the Book Printed in the original German, this highly prized, unabridged text of the complete works of the legendary mathematician includes 31 monographs, three complete lecture courses, and 15 miscellaneous papers. Book Synopsis This unabridged text of the complete works of Bernhard Riemann enables German-language readers to examine the great mathematician's revolutionary concepts exactly as he set them down. The collection presents both the 1892 edition of the works, edited by R. Dedekind and H. Weber, and the 1902 supplement, edited by M. Noether and W. Wirtinger. Contents include 31 monographs, three complete lecture courses, and 15 miscellaneous papers. The selections feature Riemann's epoch-making papers on Abelian functions, representation of a function by trigonometrical series, non-Euclidean geometry, the study of space, conformal mapping, number theory, topology, and other mathematical topics.As Dirk Jan Struik noted in his Concise History of Mathematics, "With Bernhard Riemann, Dirichlet's successor at Goettingen, we reach the man who more than any other influenced the course of modern mathematics." Indeed, many of these papers had a profound impact on the work of Einstein, de Sitter, Minkowski, Heisenberg, Dirac, and other outstanding mathematicians and physicists. This edition features an English-language introduction by Professor Hans Lewy of Stanford University. From the Back Cover This unabridged text of the complete works of Bernhard Riemann enables German-language readers to examine the great mathematician's revolutionary concepts exactly as he set them down. The collection presents both the 1892 edition of the works, edited by R. Dedekind and H. Weber, and the 1902 supplement, edited by M. Noether and W. Wirtinger. Contents include 31 monographs, three complete lecture courses, and 15 miscellaneous papers. The selections feature Riemann's epoch-making papers on Abelian functions, representation of a function by trigonometrical series, non-Euclidean geometry, the study of space, conformal mapping, number theory, topology, and other mathematical topics.As Dirk Jan Struik noted in his Concise History of Mathematics, "With Bernhard Riemann, Dirichlet's successor at Goettingen, we reach the man who more than any other influenced the course of modern mathematics." Indeed, many of these papers had a profound impact on the work of Einstein, de Sitter, Minkowski, Heisenberg, Dirac, and other outstanding mathematicians and physicists. This edition features an English-language introduction by Professor Hans Lewy of Stanford University. Dover (2017) republication of the second edition of Bernhard Riemann's Gesammelte Mathematische Werke, published in 1892, and the Supplement (Nachträge), published in 1902.www.doverpublications.com About the Author One of the most influential mathematicians of his era, Georg Friedrich Bernhard Riemann (1826-1866) made profound contributions to several areas of mathematics, including analysis, number theory, and differential geometry. His work in the field of differential geometry established the mathematics of general relativity.
Rosetta Stone Lifetime Italian (Hardcover)
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A Most Elegant Equation - by David Stipp (Hardcover)
Number of Pages: 240Genre: MathematicsSub-Genre: History & PhilosophyFormat: HardcoverPublisher: Basic BooksAge Range: AdultAuthor: David StippLanguage: English About the Book Includes bibliographical references (pages 193-199) and index. Book Synopsis An award-winning science writer introduces us to mathematics using the extraordinary equation that unites five of mathematics' most important numbers Bertrand Russell wrote that mathematics can exalt "as surely as poetry." This is especially true of one equation: ei(pi) + 1 = 0, the brainchild of Leonhard Euler, the Mozart of mathematics. More than two centuries after Euler's death, it is still regarded as a conceptual diamond of unsurpassed beauty. Called Euler's identity or God's equation, it includes just five numbers but represents an astonishing revelation of hidden connections. It ties together everything from basic arithmetic to compound interest, the circumference of a circle, trigonometry, calculus, and even infinity. In David Stipp's hands, Euler's identity formula becomes a contemplative stroll through the glories of mathematics. The result is an ode to this magical field. Review Quotes "A Most Elegant Equation is a smart, incisive account of Euler's famous equation. It beautifully and seamlessly straddles the line between the salient ideas of the equation's proof and its historical, scientific, and philosophical significance."--- John Allen Paulos, professor of mathematics at Temple University and author of Innumeracy and A Numerate Life---"As a non-professional recovering mathlete, I found A Most Elegant Equation a delightful excursion into the beauty of mathematical thinking. Not only is Stipp a great storyteller, he is a terrific teacher with an easy conversational style who makes the most complex concepts lucid. For anyone who was ever afraid of math, here's your cure."--- Richard A. Friedman, Professor of Clinical Psychiatry at Weill Cornell Medical College and contributing Op-Ed writer for the New York Times---"Does mathematics transcend our humanness, or is it simply a human construct? Either way, the astonishing interconnections and stunning beauty that mathematics offers can only serve to uplift our human souls. The poetry of 'e to the i pi, ' as exemplified by David Stipp, masterfully proves this."--- James Tanton, Mathematician-at-Large for the Mathematical Association of America---"Even though Pi, e, and i are Very Important Numbers, they seemed unrelated---until Euler discovered a simple, beautiful, and totally unexpected link between them. This delightful book shows us why the formula is surprising, yet inevitable. Thoroughly enjoyable!"--- Ian Stewart, author of Significant Figures---"If you are an intelligent reader--even one with a weak mathematical background... you could learn a lot from this book, and enjoy the experience."--Mathematical Association of America"Mr. Stipp's roving account is propelled by his folksy sense of humor."--Wall Street Journal"Stipp gives his reader a good shot at getting hold of something beautiful."--The Weekly Standard About the Author David Stipp is an award-winning science writer whose work has appeared in Scientific American, New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Science, and other publications. The author of The Youth Pill, he lives in Boston, Massachusetts.
Evan-Moor Daily Science, Grade 3
Overall Height: 8.5 inchesGenre: ScienceFormat: PaperbackAuthor: Assorted authors & bull; Common core top Pick for reading literature and Informational Text, key Ideas and Details, Integration of knowledge and Ideas, Range of reading and Level of Text Complexity & bull; Big idea 1: Living things have adaptations that help them survive in their environment & bull; Big idea 2: plants have many parts & bull; each part does a special job & bull; Big idea 3: fossils tell us about the plants and animals that lived long agoEvan-Moor Daily Science Workbook features 150 engaging activities that assists students in building a genuine understanding of standards-based scientific concepts and vocabulary. Book designed for grade 3 provides a variety of rich resources along with vocabulary practice, hands-on science activities and comprehension tests in multiple choice format that helps students in learning about earth, life as well as physical science concepts.
The Origin of Species - 150th Edition by Charles Darwin (Paperback)
Number of Pages: 576Genre: ScienceSub-Genre: Life SciencesFormat: PaperbackPublisher: Signet BookAge Range: AdultBook theme: EvolutionAuthor: Charles DarwinLanguage: English About the Book The classic that exploded into public controversy and revolutionized the course of science is now available in this Signet Classic edition. Features include a complete glossary, index, and an Introduction by noted biologist Sir Julian Huxley. Book Synopsis Charles Darwin's classic that exploded into public controversy, revolutionized the course of science, and continues to transform our views of the world. Few other books have created such a lasting storm of controversy as The Origin of Species. Darwin's theory that species derive from other species by a gradual evolutionary process and that the average level of each species is heightened by the "survival of the fittest" stirred up popular debate to fever pitch. Its acceptance revolutionized the course of science. As Sir Julian Huxley, the noted biologist, points out in his illuminating introduction, the importance of Darwin's contribution to modern scientific knowledge is almost impossible to evaluate: "a truly great book, one which can still be read with profit by professional biologist." Includes an Introduction by Sir Julian Huxley Review Quotes "Next to the Bible no work has been quite as influential, in virtually every aspect of human thought, as The Origin of Species."--Ashley Montagu "Darwin was one of history's towering geniuses and ranks with the greatest heroes of man's intellectual progress."--George Gaylord Simpson in The Meaning of Evolution "It is clear that here is one of the most important contributions ever made to philosophic science; and it is at least behooving on scientists, in the light of the accumulation of evidence which the author has summoned in support of his theory, to reconsider the grounds on which their present doctrine of the origin of species is based."--The New York Times "Amazingly, 150 years after the publication of The Origin of Species, Darwin's seminal work on the theory of evolution remains the authoritative tract on the subject."--Library Journal About the Author Charles Robert Darwin was born in 1809 in Shrewsbury, England. At Cambridge University he formed a friendship with J. S. Henslow, a professor of botany, and that association, along with his enthusiasm for collecting beetles, led to "a burning zeal," as he wrote in his Autobiography, for the natural sciences. A voyage to the Southern Hemisphere on the H.M.S. Beagle between 1831 and 1836 would lay the foundation for The Origin of Species, published in 1859. His other works include The Descent of Man, and Selection in Relation to Sex (1871) and Recollections of My Mind and Character, also titled Autobiography (1887). Charles Darwin's Diary of the Voyage of the H.M.S. Beagle was published posthumously in 1933.
The Boy in the Striped Pajamas: An Instructional Guide for Literature - (Great Works) by Kristin Kemp (Paperback)
Number of Pages: 72Genre: EducationSub-Genre: Teaching Methods & MaterialsSeries Title: Great WorksFormat: PaperbackPublisher: Shell Education PubAge Range: AdultBook theme: Language ArtsAuthor: Kristin KempLanguage: English About the Book Add rigor to your students' explorations of complex literature with this instructional guide that covers this heart-wrenching story set in a German concentration camp. This modern classic will engage both avid and reluctant readers as students learn to analyze the boys' growing friendship, their family relationships, and the dangers they unknowingly face. The challenging cross-curricular lessons and interesting activities work in conjunction with the text to teach students text-based vocabulary and research-based literacy skills through close reading. Text-dependent questions challenge students to analyze and comprehend story elements in multiple ways.