The Picture Book Almanac Picture Books and Activities to Celebrate 365 Familiar and Unusual Holidays

The Picture Book Almanac  Picture Books and Activities to Celebrate 365 Familiar and Unusual Holidays
Author: Nancy J. Polette
Publsiher: ABC-CLIO
Total Pages: 187
Release: 2015-11-10
ISBN: 1440842779
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Picture Book Almanac Picture Books and Activities to Celebrate 365 Familiar and Unusual Holidays Book Excerpt:

This essential guide has exactly the right books to help you celebrate special days throughout the year—even "holidays" you've never heard of—and provides hundreds of fun titles and activities that could inspire your students to become life-long readers. • Includes more than 365 recommended picture books selected for their genuine worth as well as for their diversity • Offers fun, quick, and easily completed activities coordinated to daily holidays throughout the year • Provides a useful resource for anyone who works with young children in schools, public libraries, or in the home, for those new to picture books and experienced veterans alike • Helps educators to stress the joy of reading and enable students to learn new and interesting things every day of the year

The Picture Book Almanac

The Picture Book Almanac
Author: Nancy J. Polette
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 130
Release: 2015-11-30
ISBN: 9781440842764
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Picture Book Almanac Book Excerpt:

This essential guide has exactly the right books to help you celebrate special days throughout the year—even "holidays" you've never heard of—and provides hundreds of fun titles and activities that could inspire your students to become life-long readers. * Includes more than 365 recommended picture books selected for their genuine worth as well as for their diversity * Offers fun, quick, and easily completed activities coordinated to daily holidays throughout the year * Provides a useful resource for anyone who works with young children in schools, public libraries, or in the home, for those new to picture books and experienced veterans alike * Helps educators to stress the joy of reading and enable students to learn new and interesting things every day of the year

The Collection Program in Schools Concepts and Practices 7th Edition

The Collection Program in Schools  Concepts and Practices  7th Edition
Author: Marcia A. Mardis
Publsiher: ABC-CLIO
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2021-07-31
ISBN: 1440876649
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Collection Program in Schools Concepts and Practices 7th Edition Book Excerpt:

This thorough treatment of collection development for school library educators, students, and practicing school librarians provides quick access to information. This seventh edition of The Collection Program in Schools is updated in several key areas. It provides an overview of key education trends affecting school library collections, such as digital textbooks, instructional improvement systems, STEM priorities, and open educational resources (OER) use and reuse. Topics of discussion include the new AASL standards as they relate to the collection; the idea of crowdsourcing in collection development; and current trends in the school library profession, such as Future Ready Librarians and new standards from the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards. Each chapter has been updated and revised with new material, and particular emphasis is placed on disaster preparedness and response as they pertain to policies, circulation, preservation, and moving or closing a collection. This edition also includes updates to review of curation and community analysis principles as they affect the development of the library collection. Serves as a complete guide to collection management for students as well as practitioners Addresses current educational initiatives and new AASL standards Provides creative strategies for working in a climate of change and uncertainty Looks in depth at disaster recovery policies and procedures needed for collection

Alternative Methods of Regression

Alternative Methods of Regression
Author: David Birkes,Dr. Yadolah Dodge
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 240
Release: 1993-08-30
ISBN: 9780471568810
Category: Mathematics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Alternative Methods of Regression Book Excerpt:

Of related interest. Nonlinear Regression Analysis and its Applications Douglas M. Bates and Donald G. Watts ".an extraordinary presentation of concepts and methods concerning the use and analysis of nonlinear regression models.highly recommend[ed].for anyone needing to use and/or understand issues concerning the analysis of nonlinear regression models." --Technometrics This book provides a balance between theory and practice supported by extensive displays of instructive geometrical constructs. Numerous in-depth case studies illustrate the use of nonlinear regression analysis--with all data sets real. Topics include: multi-response parameter estimation; models defined by systems of differential equations; and improved methods for presenting inferential results of nonlinear analysis. 1988 (0-471-81643-4) 365 pp. Nonlinear Regression G. A. F. Seber and C. J. Wild ".[a] comprehensive and scholarly work.impressively thorough with attention given to every aspect of the modeling process." --Short Book Reviews of the International Statistical Institute In this introduction to nonlinear modeling, the authors examine a wide range of estimation techniques including least squares, quasi-likelihood, and Bayesian methods, and discuss some of the problems associated with estimation. The book presents new and important material relating to the concept of curvature and its growing role in statistical inference. It also covers three useful classes of models --growth, compartmental, and multiphase --and emphasizes the limitations involved in fitting these models. Packed with examples and graphs, it offers statisticians, statistical consultants, and statistically oriented research scientists up-to-date access to their fields. 1989 (0-471-61760-1) 768 pp. Mathematical Programming in Statistics T. S. Arthanari and Yadolah Dodge "The authors have achieved their stated intention.in an outstanding and useful manner for both students and researchers.Contains a superb synthesis of references linked to the special topics and formulations by a succinct set of bibliographical notes.Should be in the hands of all system analysts and computer system architects." --Computing Reviews This unique book brings together most of the available results on applications of mathematical programming in statistics, and also develops the necessary statistical and programming theory and methods. 1981 (0-471-08073-X) 413 pp.

Family History

Family History
Author: Victoria Sackville-West
Publsiher: Virago Press
Total Pages: 315
Release: 1986
ISBN: 9780860685975
Category: Fiction in English, 1900-1945 - Texts
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Family History Book Excerpt:

Written by the author of The Land, Portrait of a Marriage and All Passion Spent , this is the story of Mr Jerrold who is proud of his fortune. He has no pride in his sons, but his daughter-in-law is his favourite until she develops a relationship with a rising Labour politician.

Nuclear Dynamite

Nuclear Dynamite
Author: Trevor Findlay
Publsiher: Pergamon Press
Total Pages: 339
Release: 1990
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Nuclear Dynamite Book Excerpt:

Julie and Julia

Julie and Julia
Author: Julie Powell
Publsiher: Little Brown & Company
Total Pages: 309
Release: 2005
ISBN: 9780316109697
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Julie and Julia Book Excerpt:

The author recounts how she escaped the doldrums of an unpromising career by mastering every recipe in Julia Child's 1961 classic, "Mastering the Art of French Cooking," a year-long endeavor that transformed her life.

365 Views of Mt Fuji

365 Views of Mt  Fuji
Author: Todd Shimoda
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 356
Release: 1998
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

365 Views of Mt Fuji Book Excerpt:

An illustrated novel of intrigue set in modern Japan for bookworms, computer geeks, & art lovers alike.

Nanocosm

Nanocosm
Author: William Illsey Atkinson
Publsiher: Amacom Books
Total Pages: 306
Release: 2003
ISBN: 9780814471814
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Nanocosm Book Excerpt:

"Imagine: you're looking down at the Earth from space. Oceans and continents blur as the planet transforms into one bright blue ball. And it doesn't stop with our own solar system. There are just as many galaxies in the universe as there are stars in our own! Now reverse the direction of this imaginative voyage, and turn inward rather than outward. That same number of stars in our galaxy is less than half the number of cells in an adult human body. Scale. It's all about scale. The fact is, we occupy a middle kingdom, poised delicately between the unimaginably immense and the unimaginably minute. And now science is on the brink of breaking through to the world beneath what we can see with our eyes. Nanoscience takes as its subject the realm of the infinitesimally small. Tinier than the tiniest atom, if the measurement known as a nanometer were scaled up to the width of your fingernail, then your fingernail would be the size of Delaware and your thumb would be the size of Florida. As author William Atkinson puts it, the domain of the nanometer -- he nanocosm -- is a serious kind of small. But one with big possibilities, and even larger consequences for the way we live. In Nanocosm, Atkinson takes readers into the incredibly complex, yet equally beautiful world of nanotechnology. Atkinson distinguishes hype and speculation from the amazing reality of what truly is possible through nanotechnology in our very immediate future: cell-sized computers triggered by single electrons rather than millions -- microchips that contain the diagnostic capability of full-sized medical labs -- exceptionally strong and resilient carbon nanotubes that will revolutionize the process of structural engineering -- and much more. The nanocosm promises to transform our environment by revealing new basic facts that we can turn into useful technology. Even discounting optimistic exaggerations, the scientific breakthroughs that are now upon us will dramatically affect everything about our lives: how we communicate, do our work, spend our leisure time, stay healthy, and even raise our children. Asking critical questions about the latest and most intriguing areas of nanotech, Atkinson interviews the most important scientists, ethicists, and business executives at the forefront of this exciting new field to give a riveting account of what is arguably the most important technical frontier since human beings launched themselves into outer space. At a time of astonishing and rapid advances in what we know of our own world, future ages will no doubt record the twenty-first century as the Renaissance of the Nanocosm. Combining the in-depth information of an up-to-the-second scientific report with the thought-provoking readability of a fast-paced novel, Nanocosm charts these first great voyages of discovery into a bizarre new realm, one that is small in size -- but epic in meaning. William Illsey Atkinson is the author of Prototype, a finalist for Canada's National Business Book Award. He is president of Draaken Communications, which interprets technological issues for universities, institutes, and private firms. He is a frequent contributor on science and technology to Canada's national newspaper, The Globe and Mail, and has received the Prix d'Excellence in Issues Writing from Dalhousie University. He lives in North Vancouver, British Columbia. The most amazing thing about nature is her inexhaustible variety. Scientists, technologists, and theologians speak about 'nature' or 'the world' as if it were a unit. But there are limitless worlds and infinite natures. [We] are poised delicately between the unimaginably immense and the unimaginably minute. -- William Illsey Atkinson, author of Nanocosm There's a lot of ""big thinking"" going on these days about some very small subjects. And just what are these subjects? Nanometers -- units of measurement so small that they equal one millionth of a millimeter. Yet what can be accomplished by understanding and harnessing this complex and invisible subworld has the potential to utterly transform virtually every aspect of our lives. At this very moment, nanotechnology is on the brink of exploding into a full-scale scientific renaissance with mind-boggling implications. Nanocosm probes both the science and the business behind this technological revolution, exploring how nanotech will ultimately be applied in manufacturing, pharmaceuticals, information technology, and countless other arenas. Based on in-depth research and interviews with the most important minds in nanotech and rendered in a narrative style reminiscent of Lewis Thomas and James Gleick, the book examines in layman's terms the complex science that underpins this new terrain. Lucid and dynamic, Nanocosm offers an enthralling glimpse at a soon-to-be very different world -- our own. """Nanocosm is the nanotechnology book we have all been waiting for -- accurate, realistic, and oh so readable. It's a rare book that researchers and business people can both enjoy."" -- F. Mark Modzelewski, Executive Director, NanoBusiness Alliance"

An Intimate Look at the Night Sky

An Intimate Look at the Night Sky
Author: Chet Raymo
Publsiher: Walker
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2001-05-01
ISBN: 9780802713698
Category: Nature
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

An Intimate Look at the Night Sky Book Excerpt:

On one level, An Intimate Look at the Night Sky is a unique star guide: twenty-four beautiful star maps, created specifically for this book, cycle through the seasons and across the heavens, revealing what you can see with the naked eye throughout the year on a clear night in the northern hemisphere. Raymo’s commentaries amplify the maps, offering intriguing details and tips on identifying stars, planets, and constellations. On another level, Chet Raymo challenges our imagination—to see what is unseeable in the universe, to perceive distance and size and shape that is inconceivable, to appreciate ever more fully our extraordinary place in the cosmos. His elegant essays on the heavens blend science and history, mythology and religion, making clear why he is one of the most insightful and passionate science writers of our time.

365 Days 365 Plays

365 Days 365 Plays
Author: Suzan-Lori Parks
Publsiher: Soft Skull Press
Total Pages: 409
Release: 2006
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Drama
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

365 Days 365 Plays Book Excerpt:

Pulitzer Prize-winner Suzan-Lori Parks wrote a play every day for one year.

Reading Tao Yuanming

Reading Tao Yuanming
Author: Associate Professor of Chinese Literature Wendy Swartz,Wendy Swartz
Publsiher: Harvard Univ Council on East Asian
Total Pages: 296
Release: 2008
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Reading Tao Yuanming Book Excerpt:

Though dismissed as a poet following his death, Tao Yuanming (365?-427) is now considered one of China's greatest writers. This study of the posthumous reputation of a central figure in Chinese literary history illuminates the transformation of literature and culture in premodern China.

Skeptics and True Believers

Skeptics and True Believers
Author: Chet Raymo
Publsiher: Walker
Total Pages: 28
Release: 1998-06-01
ISBN: 9780802713384
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Skeptics and True Believers Book Excerpt:

Years ago, noted science teacher and writer Chet Raymo embarked upon his own quest to reconcile the miracle stories he learned as a child with the science he learned as an adult. Skeptics and True Believersis the culmination of that search—a passionate, ever-inquisitive statement that science and religion can mutually reinforce the way we experience the world. Acknowledging that the scientific and the spiritual communities are increasingly split, Raymo builds strong bridges between them. He illustrates his argument with an array of thought-provoking stories, such as the remarkable migratory flight of a small bird called the red knot; the long, glorious glide of the Comet Hyakutake across the night sky; a hilarious alien abduction that didn't happen. Together, they are compelling evidence that religion should embrace the reliable knowledge of the world that science provides, while at the same time science should respect and nourish humankind's need for spiritual sustenance. "Miracles are explainable," Raymo paraphrases the writer Tim Robinson, "it is the explanations that are miraculous." For anyone drawn to reflect on life's meaning and purpose, Chet Raymo's uncompromising skepticism and reverence for mystery will affirm and inspire.

Bruh Rabbit and the Tar Baby Girl

Bruh Rabbit and the Tar Baby Girl
Author: Virginia Hamilton
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 28
Release: 2003
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: African Americans
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Bruh Rabbit and the Tar Baby Girl Book Excerpt:

In this retelling, using Gullah speech, of a familiar story the wily Brer Rabbit outwits Brer Fox who has set out to trap him.

Gunpowder

Gunpowder
Author: Clive Ponting
Publsiher: Vintage
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2005
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Gunpowder
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Gunpowder Book Excerpt:

The formula for gunpowder was discovered in China in 800 AD. Known as 'fire-drug', its origin was the alchemists' search for an immortality elixir, and it was initially a medicine not an explosive; but the Chinese went on to develop every type of weapon that ever used gunpowder - incendiaries, bombs, rockets, cannon and hand-held guns - as well as fireworks. For 400 years, the Chinese kept gunpowder to themselves, until a Mongol soldier leaked the secret to the Islamic world. The Ottoman empire was built on gunpowder, after the spectacular capture of Constantinople using new siege tactics, while the Moghuls conquered India with muskets and artillery mounted on 700 carts held together with ox-harnesses. The use of gunpowder in Europe was inhibited by a shortage of saltpetre, but archers soon gave way to gunners, while gunpowder destroyed the last vestiges of feudalism and changed the balance of power in the medieval world.

Software Architecture Design Patterns in Java

Software Architecture Design Patterns in Java
Author: Partha Kuchana
Publsiher: Auerbach Publications
Total Pages: 520
Release: 2004-04-27
ISBN: 9780849321429
Category: Computers
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Software Architecture Design Patterns in Java Book Excerpt:

Software engineering and computer science students need a resource that explains how to apply design patterns at the enterprise level, allowing them to design and implement systems of high stability and quality. Software Architecture Design Patterns in Java is a detailed explanation of how to apply design patterns and develop software architectures. It provides in-depth examples in Java, and guides students by detailing when, why, and how to use specific patterns. This textbook presents 42 design patterns, including 23 GoF patterns. Categories include: Basic, Creational, Collectional, Structural, Behavioral, and Concurrency, with multiple examples for each. The discussion of each pattern includes an example implemented in Java. The source code for all examples is found on a companion Web site. The author explains the content so that it is easy to understand, and each pattern discussion includes Practice Questions to aid instructors. The textbook concludes with a case study that pulls several patterns together to demonstrate how patterns are not applied in isolation, but collaborate within domains to solve complicated problems.

Collective Biography of Women in Britain 1550 1900

Collective Biography of Women in Britain  1550 1900
Author: Sybil Oldfield
Publsiher: Continuum International Publishing Group
Total Pages: 168
Release: 1999-05-11
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Collective Biography of Women in Britain 1550 1900 Book Excerpt:

In 1929 Virginia Woolf articulated one part of the feminist historical project: 'We think back through our mothers if we are women' (A Room of One's Own, Hogarth Press, 1929). By 'mothers', it becomes clear, she meant mould-breaking foremothers. But where do we find such mothers? And who were the mould-breaking forerunners to whom they looked back, and the mould-breakers before them?This annotated bibliography of 365 entries cites collective biographies which contain entries on women. It includes publications from the Middle Ages to the end of the nineteenth century, and provides both an important contribution to British historiography of the period, and an aid and stimulus to further research into women's history.Arranged chronologically, the bibliography covers encyclopedic collections of 'great lives', both male and female; collections of heterogeneous women-only biography; and collective biographies of particular categories of women - saints, martyrs, actresses, felons, writers, artists, missionaries, etc. Annotations focus on the individual women included in the works cited, and the ways in which they are represented by biographers and compilers, who were usually men. The chronological arrangement allows a progressive history of women - and attitudes towards women - in Britain to emerge.There are extensive name and category indexes, and 44 black and white portraits of some of the women featured in the works cited.1999 o 188 pages o 44 b/w illus o Hardback o 0 7201 2321 6 o �65.00

Modern Organic Elemental Analysis

Modern Organic Elemental Analysis
Author: Tsu Sheng Ma,Robert C. Rittner
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 512
Release: 1979-08-01
ISBN: 9780824767860
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Modern Organic Elemental Analysis Book Excerpt:

1. Introduction 1; 2. Carbon and hydrogen 35; 3. Nitrogen 87; Oxygen 128; 5. The halogens 158; 6. Sulfur, selenium, and tellurium 207; 7. Phosphorus, arsenic, antimony, and bismuth 235; 8. Boron, silicon, and mercury 258; 9. The metallic elements 285; 10. Simultaneous determination of several elements 314; 11. Ultramicro analysis 365; 12. trace analysis 409; Appendix. Nitrogen determinations in the U.S. pharmacopoeia.

Prodigal Summer

Prodigal Summer
Author: Barbara Kingsolver
Publsiher: Harper
Total Pages: 464
Release: 2000-10-17
ISBN: 9780060199654
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Prodigal Summer Book Excerpt:

Barbara Kingsolver, a writer praised for her"extravagantly gifted narrative voice" (New York Times Book Review), has created with this novel a hymn to wildness that celebrates the prodigal spirit of human nature, and of nature itself. Prodigal Summer weaves together three stories of human love within a larger tapestry of lives inhabiting the forested mountains and struggling small farms of southern Appalachia. At the heart of these intertwined narratives is a den of coyotes that have recently migrated into the region. Deanna Wolfe, a reclusive wildlife biologist, watches the forest from her outpost in an isolated mountain cabin where she is caught off-guard by Eddie Bondo, a young hunter who comes to invade her most private spaces and confound her self-assured, solitary life. On a farm several miles down the mountain, another web of lives unfolds as Lusa Maluf Landowski, a bookish city girl turned farmer's wife, finds herself unexpectedly marooned in a strange place where she must declare or lose her attachment to the land. And a few more miles down the road, a pair of elderly, feuding neighbors tend their respective farms and wrangle about God, pesticides, and the complexities of a world neither of them expected. Over the course of one humid summer, as the urge to procreate overtakes a green and profligate countryside, these characters find connections to one another and to the flora and fauna with which they necessarily share a place. Their discoveries are embedded inside countless intimate lessons of biology, the realities of small farming, and the final, urgent truth that humans are only one part of life on earth. With the richness that characterizes Barbara Kingsolver's finest work, Prodigal Summer embraces pure thematic originality and demonstrates a balance of narrative and ideas that only an accomplished novelist could render so beautifully.

Vector

Vector
Author: Robin Cook
Publsiher: Putnam Publishing Group
Total Pages: 404
Release: 1999
ISBN: 9780399144714
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Vector Book Excerpt:

Forensic pathologists Jack Stapleton and Laurie Montgomery match wits with New York City cab driver Yuri Davydov, a former technician with the Soviet biological weapons program and disgruntled emigre+a7, who unleashes a deadly reign of terror on the streets of Manhattan. 300,000 first printing.