The Ice Balloon

The Ice Balloon
Author: Alec Wilkinson
Publsiher: HarperCollins UK
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2012-02-02
ISBN: 000746004X
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Ice Balloon Book Excerpt:

The story of the only person to attempt to reach the North Pole by balloon, and the golden age of Polar Exploration.

The Ice Balloon

The Ice Balloon
Author: Jenny Bond
Publsiher: The Hard Word
Total Pages: 300
Release: 2022-04-05
ISBN: 064846069X
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Ice Balloon Book Excerpt:

A compelling novel of discovery, loves lost and a deception that spanned a lifetime ... inspired by true events. 1897 - As explorers and scientists scramble to conquer the North Pole, Nils Strindberg, with fellow adventurers S. A. Andree and Knut Fraenkel, takes up the challenge. Setting flight in a hydrogen balloon, Nils leaves his fiancée Anna and his brother Erik behind in Stockholm anxiously waiting his return. 1930 - When the men's remains are discovered on the frozen island of Kvitøya, the news makes headlines around the world. Brash young journalist Knut Stubbendorff is sent to report from the site and uncovers, among the debris, journals filled with love letters to Anna, wanting to know more about the man who left his love to embark on a journey that was doomed from the start, Stubbendorff is determined to find her ... but Anna doesn't want to be found. In a search that uncovers lost loves, deceit and long-buried secrets, Stubbendorff discovers a story that has stayed hidden for decades and the people who have been concealing it.

Quicklet on The Ice Balloon S A Andree and the Heroic Age of Arctic Exploration by Alec Wilkinson

Quicklet on The Ice Balloon  S  A  Andree and the Heroic Age of Arctic Exploration by Alec Wilkinson
Author: Nicole Silvester
Publsiher: Hyperink Inc
Total Pages: 26
Release: 2012-02-24
ISBN: 1614641080
Category: Study Aids
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Quicklet on The Ice Balloon S A Andree and the Heroic Age of Arctic Exploration by Alec Wilkinson Book Excerpt:

ABOUT THE BOOK “Except for the bottom of the sea or the center of the earth, the North Pole, at the end of the nineteenth century, was the world's last mysterious destination.” The Ice Balloon: S.A. Andrée and the Heroic Age of Arctic Exploration retells the attempt by Swedish explorer S.A. Andrée to reach the north pole by hydrogen balloon. Writer Alec Wilkinson recounts the whole story of Andrée’s venture from its first conception to the final recovery of its lost artifacts, and intersperses his tale with other events in the history of Arctic exploration. Wilkinson draws on previous accounts of Arctic exploration as well as original documents from various expeditions to reconstruct an era of scientific discovery. The book includes photographs taken by contemporaries of Andrée, including some that were shot on Andrée’s expedition and lost for decades when the undeveloped film was frozen in the ice along with the members of the party. MEET THE AUTHOR Nicole has been writing since she could make letters with a pencil, and has been making a living at it for more than ten years. She has gone back to school too many times, studying archaeology, folklore, writing and visual art. She writes fiction under several pen names, and also does printmaking, book arts, and photography. Nicole is an avid amateur natural historian with a particular fascination for things that fly, whether it's birds, bats or insects. EXCERPT FROM THE BOOK In 1893, a Norwegian named Fridtjof Nansen set off to strand his purpose-built ship, the Fram, in the Arctic ice with the hope it could drift to the north pole along with the ice. There were thirteen men on the crew, who lived in relative comfort compared to other Arctic explorers. Nansen had planned carefully and the Fram was well-insulated and warm. He was not content to simply wait and set off with another crew member to attempt to reach the pole by dogsled. But his haste proved to work against him as they had to turn back. It was not until 1896 that they encountered other explorers, and were able to make their way back to their ship. This was the same time at which Andrée was planning his first attempt to launch his balloon. In the summer of 1896 Andrée and his two crew members, meteorologist Nils Eckholm and photographer Nils Strindberg, along with a large crew of people to help build a temporary balloon shed and prepare for the journey, arrived in Spitsbergen. By the end of the summer the attempt was abandoned due to a lack of favorable winds for the balloon. Buy a copy to keep reading!

Natural Classroom Assessment

Natural Classroom Assessment
Author: Jeffrey K. Smith,Lisa F. Smith,Richard De Lisi
Publsiher: Corwin Press
Total Pages: 129
Release: 2001
ISBN: 9780761975878
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Natural Classroom Assessment Book Excerpt:

There is a fresh perspective on assessment that starts from your strengths in the classroom and results in improved instruction and learning. Even the beginner teacher can learn how to use assessment to help students focus on strengths and overcome weaknesses. Natural Classroom Assessment was written to illustrate how assessing classroom learning can be a natural extension of the teaching process. Learn how to analyze results in your classroom using your own particular teaching style and learn how to evaluate the assessments of others. This is a comprehensive but accessible guide to increase effectiveness in the classroom. An essential resource for both experienced and novice teachers who want to gain confidence about the assessment process.

Emergent Science

Emergent Science
Author: Jane Johnston
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2013-12-17
ISBN: 1317807804
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Emergent Science Book Excerpt:

Emergent Science is essential reading for anyone involved in supporting scientific learning and development with young children aged between birth and 8. Drawing on theory, the book helps to develop the essential skills needed to understand and support science in this age range. The book is organised into three parts: development, contexts and pedagogy, exploring the underpinning theory alongside practical ideas to help trainees, teachers and childcare practitioners to create high-quality science experiences for the children they teach. The text includes guidance on developing professional, study and research skills to graduate and postgraduate level, as well as all the information needed to develop scientific skills, attitudes, understanding and language through concrete, social experiences for young children. Features include: Reflective tasks-at three levels of professional development;- early career/student, developing career/teacher and later career/leader. Case studies that exemplify good practice and practical ideas. Tools for learning - explain how science professionals can develop their professional, study skills and research skills to Masters level

Teaching Primary Science

Teaching Primary Science
Author: Peter Loxley,Lyn Dawes,Linda Nicholls,Babs Dore
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 392
Release: 2014-06-17
ISBN: 1317863992
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Teaching Primary Science Book Excerpt:

Primary Science: Promoting positive attitudes to conceptual learningis a full colour, core textbook to support, inform and inspire anyone training to teach Science at primary level. This book is a new kind of text linking subject knowledge and pedagogy in one package, rather than treating them as separate entities. The text aims to encourage trainee teachers to teach scientific concepts in contexts which will inspire the children to look at the world in new and intriguing ways, rather than presenting it as a list of facts and definitions. Encouraging critical reflection and offering practical support, this book will help trainee teachers to overcome negative attitudes to Science. The two part structure of the book first presents insights into the nature of science and science education, exploring issues such as the value and purpose of teaching Science in the primary school and the value of scientific enquiry. It then moves on to cover subject knowledge, relating it to pedagogy.

The DIY Balloon Bible For All Seasons

The DIY Balloon Bible For All Seasons
Author: Sandi Masori, CBA,Rachel Porter, CBA
Publsiher: DIY Balloon Art
Total Pages: 252
Release: 2014-11-02
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Crafts & Hobbies
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The DIY Balloon Bible For All Seasons Book Excerpt:

MAKE YOUR PARTIES STAND OUT Have you ever seen really cool balloon decorations and wondered, “How do they do that?” Or “Can I make this?”. With the help of this book, Yes, you can! The DIY Balloon Bible for All Seasons is chock full of tips, tricks and actual recipes on how to create over 25 designs. Sandi Masori, CBA and Rachel Porter, CBA have put together an all-star line up that is sure to make you the hit of every party. At the end of every recipe, there are links to watch Sandi, (America’s Top Balloon Expert, as seen on The Today Show, ABC, NBC, CBS, CW, Fox, etc.), make them in exclusive step-by-step videos. Impress your friends and family, embellish the balloon decorations according to your own style and blow everyone away with your craftiness! This book is for the crafter, the hobbiest, the DIY-er. In this book are practical monthly designs that you can do. In addition to the 12 brand new exclusive designs in this book, there are also another dozen designs to make you the hit of all the parties you host or attend. Two professional balloon artitst, Sandi Masori, CBA, and Rachel Porter, CBA, break it down for you and teach you step- by- step how to inflate the fun. Best of all, every design is helium free!

Planning for Children s Play and Learning

Planning for Children   s Play and Learning
Author: Jane Drake
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 236
Release: 2013-10-30
ISBN: 1134493177
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Planning for Children s Play and Learning Book Excerpt:

Praise for 3rd edition: 'Experienced practitioners and students will find a host of new ideas to help them create interesting environments and starting points to promote young children's learning.' - Early Years Update, April 2009 'Planning for Children's Play and Learning includes practical guidance and ideas on creating stimulating learning environments indoors and outdoors, planning exciting learning experiences.' - Early Years Update, September 2009 This new edition of Planning for Children’s Play and Learning has been fully updated to reflect the revised Early Years Foundation Stage and in line with current policy and practice. It recognises the importance of play as a context for teaching, learning and assessment and links theory with practical examples to show practitioners how they can best support the children in their care. With new material on learning stories, language development, ICT and the home learning environment, the book includes practical guidance and ideas on: • creating stimulating learning environments indoors and out • planning exciting focus activities and experiences • responding to children’s individual interests and supporting personalised learning • sound observational practice and how to assess children’s learning and development within the EYFS framework • developing genuine partnerships with parents and learning links with home. Incorporating ‘Key Points for Good Practice’ within each chapter, and direct links to the EYFS, this is a key text for all practitioners working with children in the later stages of the EYFS. It is also ideal for students pursuing Qualified Teacher Status in the Early Years and EYT Status, and for those enrolled in courses in Early Childhood Studies and Foundation Degrees in Early Years.

The Ice Balloon

The Ice Balloon
Author: Alec Wilkinson
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 239
Release: 2013-01-01
ISBN: 9780007460038
Category: Arctic regions
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Ice Balloon Book Excerpt:

In 1897 S.A. Andree set off in a balloon to discover the North Pole, one of the last unmapped places on Earth. The world watched as he ascended above the Arctic. Then he vanished, the first person to disappear into the air."

Enriching Early Scientific Learning

Enriching Early Scientific Learning
Author: Jane Johnston,Adelaide Gray
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 100
Release: 1999
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Enriching Early Scientific Learning Book Excerpt:

This text shows how good science learning can occur through activities which begin with adult and child exploration. It places emphasis on first hand experience, accessibility of science concepts and the use of available materials.

Stratospheric Balloons

Stratospheric Balloons
Author: Manfred “Dutch” von Ehrenfried
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 354
Release: 2021-03-04
ISBN: 3030681300
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Stratospheric Balloons Book Excerpt:

Stratospheric balloons are powerful tools used to study the Earth and its atmosphere, as well as the greater cosmos beyond. This book describes the science and technology behind modern stratospheric ballooning, along with the surprising ways it has impacted our daily lives. The book takes you through every step of the process, starting with an in-depth introduction to basic balloon types and their uses before delving into balloon construction and mission planning. Along the way, you will learn about the novel technologies that have radically changed these balloons and their ability to launch, control and navigate them over specific ground targets. Next follows an exploration of their incredible applications, including research in atmospheric science, cosmology and astronomy, earth studies, meteorology, and aerobiology, and also commercial capabilities such as Internet networks and high-altitude tourism. The community of scientists, engineers, and entrepreneurs involved in stratospheric ballooning is only ever growing. This book shows you how these national and international efforts have truly soared in recent years, and it will be an enjoyable read for anybody interested in learning more about how science and commerce are conducted in the stratosphere, at the edge of space.

Science in Early Childhood

Science in Early Childhood
Author: Coral Campbell,Wendy Jobling,Christine Howitt
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2018-05-31
ISBN: 1108527590
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Science in Early Childhood Book Excerpt:

Science education is crucial to young children's discovery and understanding of the world around them. This third edition of Science in Early Childhood has been substantially updated to include the most current research, bringing together an author team of respected science education researchers from across Australia. New chapters address changing priorities in early childhood science education, introducing coverage of STEM, inclusivity, Indigenous understandings of science, science in outdoor settings, intentional teaching, and reflective practice. This text complements the Australian Early Years Learning Framework and the Australian Curriculum: Science. Concepts are brought to life through detailed case studies, practical tasks and activity plans. Instructors can further supplement learning with the extensive materials located on the new companion website. Renowned for its accessible and comprehensive content, Science in Early Childhood is an essential tool for all pre-service early childhood educators.

Llewellyn s 2017 Sabbats Almanac

Llewellyn s 2017 Sabbats Almanac
Author: Melanie Marquis,Kristoffer Hughes,Kerri Connor,Michael Furie,Elizabeth Barrette,Suzanne Ress,JD Hortwort,Linda Raedisch,Dallas Jennifer Cobb,April Elliott Kent,Sybil Fogg,Stacy M Porter,Mickie Mueller,Llewellyn
Publsiher: Llewellyn Worldwide
Total Pages: 312
Release: 2016-07-08
ISBN: 073875126X
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Llewellyn s 2017 Sabbats Almanac Book Excerpt:

Rituals • Recipes • Crafts • Pagan Lore • Planetary Guidance Bring more magic and meaning into each season of the Witches’ year with Llewellyn’s 2017 Sabbats Almanac. This essential guide offers fun and fresh ways to celebrate the eight sacred holidays. Enrich your spiritual life throughout the year and discover powerful wisdom and ideas from a wealth of popular contributors: Linda Raedisch • Melanie Marquis • Mickie Mueller • Michael Furie • Elizabeth Barrette • Suzanne Ress • Kristoffer Hughes • Dallas Jennifer Cobb • Sybil Fogg • Kerri Connor • JD Hortwort • Stacy M. Porter • April Elliott Kent Includes more than fifty articles written for newcomers and experienced Witches: Creative, low-cost arts and crafts projects Ideas for celebrating the sabbats as a family Simple recipes for delicious appetizers, entrees, beverages, and desserts Astrological influences with full and new moon rituals Extended rituals for groups and individuals Journal pages for keeping track of your festival plans and memories Fascinating Pagan folklore and customs Samhain 2016 to Mabon 2017

Science in Seconds for Kids

Science in Seconds for Kids
Author: Samuel Cord Stier,Jean Potter
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 160
Release: 2020-10-16
ISBN: 1119685508
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Science in Seconds for Kids Book Excerpt:

Help your kids explore the wonders of science with over 100 easy and accessible experiments Science in Seconds for Kids: Over 100 Experiments You Can Do in Ten Minutes or Less, 2nd Edition makes learning science with your children fun and practical. Using ingredients and components found mostly in your home or classroom, Science in Seconds for Kids instructs caregivers and educators on how to create dazzling and enlightening experiments from scratch. This book utilizes bright and colorful illustrations and diagrams throughout, making the simple experiments even more accessible. Guide your kids through experiments including: Making rainbows on the floor Popping balloons with light Bending water from a faucet Making lightning in a room Keeping paper dry underwater The experiments will fascinate youngsters of all ages and encourage a love of science and learning that could last a lifetime. Science in Seconds for Kids is perfect for elementary, traditional, and homeschool educators, as well as parents, grandparents, and other caregivers.

Flights of No Return

Flights of No Return
Author: Steven A. Ruffin
Publsiher: Zenith Press
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2015-07-10
ISBN: 0760347921
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Flights of No Return Book Excerpt:

Discover the mysterious, controversial, and sometimes downright eerie history of flights that didn't end as planned. The history of aviation is full of accounts of history's most spectacular flights. But what about the ones from which someone failed to return? - A celebrated millionaire--who also happened to be the world's foremost aviator--lifted off in a small plane one clear morning in 2007 and disappeared. - The glamorous son of a beloved fallen president took off on a hazy summer night in 1999 and plunged himself and two others into the Atlantic Ocean. - A US Navy blimp landed one Sunday morning in 1942 in the middle of a city street in California with no one aboard. Some of these "non-returns" occurred because of errors in judgment; others were intentional, and some resulted from causes still unknown. Get the full, meticulous account of the fascinating people involved in these flights, the mistakes they made, and the ways in which their "flight of no return" affected the world. Pilot and aviation writer Steven A. Ruffin covers the entire 230-year span of manned flight in all types of aircraft through war and peace. Balloons, blimps, biplanes, jets, and spaceships have all suffered mishaps over the years. Don't miss the mystery, adventure, intrigue, and a sprinkling of the supernatural and extraterrestrial in Flights of No Return.

Splish Splash

Splish  Splash
Author: Penny Warner
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 155
Release: 1996
ISBN: 9781556522628
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Splish Splash Book Excerpt:

Suggests games, crafts, and other activities, appropriate for children of various age groups up to the teens, for the beach, the pool, the bathtub, and other places where kids and water come together

The King of the Trees

The King of the Trees
Author: William D. Burt
Publsiher: KOT Books
Total Pages: 233
Release: 1998-07-15
ISBN: 1579210902
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The King of the Trees Book Excerpt:

Rolin, son of Gannon, sets out to solve the puzzle of the wooden box, jeweled pendant, and mysterious green garbed strangers, little realizing the solution will determine the fate of the world as well as his own.

The Boys Champion Paper

The Boys  Champion Paper
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1886
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Adventure and adventurers
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Boys Champion Paper Book Excerpt:

AIMS

AIMS
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1997
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Education, Elementary
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

AIMS Book Excerpt:

Paper Lion

Paper Lion
Author: George Plimpton
Publsiher: Hachette UK
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2016-04-26
ISBN: 0316284432
Category: Sports & Recreation
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Paper Lion Book Excerpt:

The book that made a legend -- and captures America's sport in detail that's never been matched, featuring a foreword by Nicholas Dawidoff and never-before-seen content from the Plimpton Archives. George Plimpton was perhaps best known for Paper Lion, the book that set the bar for participatory sports journalism. With his characteristic wit, Plimpton recounts his experiences in talking his way into training camp with the Detroit Lions, practicing with the team, and taking snaps behind center. His breezy style captures the pressures and tensions rookies confront, the hijinks that pervade when sixty high-strung guys live together in close quarters, and a host of football rites and rituals. One of the funniest and most insightful books ever written on football, Paper Lion is a classic look at the gridiron game and a book The Wall Street Journal calls "a continuous feast...The best book ever about football -- or anything!"