The Ship to Nowhere On Board the Exodus (The Holocaust Remembrance Series for Young Readers 2016, 16)
English | ISBN: 1772600180 | 2016 | 176 pages | EPUB | 10.42 MB
Rachel Landesman is eleven years old when she, her mother and sister are crammed on board the Exodus, a dilapidated vessel smuggling 4500 Jewish refugees risking their lives to reach Palestine, their biblical homeland. Despite all they had suffered during the Holocaust, Jewish refugees are still not wanted in many countries. Even a Canadian immigration officer famously said at the time “None is too many” when asked how many refugees Canada would take in. Nonetheless, Rachel and the other refugees refuse to give up hope when war ships surround them. Their fight, and the worldwide attention it brought, influenced the UN to vote for the creation of the state of Israel. Made famous by the Paul Newman film “Exodus”, this is the first book for young people about the ship that helped make history.
The New York Times Best Sellers Non-Fiction February 5, 2023
English | 15 Books | ePUB | 282 MB
The New York Times Best Sellers are compiled and archived by The Best-Seller Lists Desk of The New York Times News Department, and are separate from the Culture, Advertising and Business sides of The New York Times Company.
01. SPARE by Prince Harry02. THE LIGHT WE CARRY by Michelle Obama03. THE NAZI CONSPIRACY by Brad Meltzer and Josh Mensch04. THE BODY KEEPS THE SCORE by Bessel van der Kolk05. I'M GLAD MY MOM DIED by Jennette McCurdy06. STRAIGHT SHOOTER by Stephen A. Smith07. MASTER SLAVE HUSBAND WIFE by Ilyon Woo08. FRIENDS, LOVERS, AND THE BIG TERRIBLE THING by Matthew Perry09. ALL ABOUT LOVE by bell hooks10. ROUGH SLEEPERS by Tracy Kidder11. BRAIDING SWEETGRASS by Robin Wall Kimmerer12. AN IMMENSE WORLD by Ed Yong13. CRYING IN H MART by Michelle Zauner14. THE SONG OF THE CELL by Siddhartha Mukherjee15. AND THERE WAS LIGHT by Jon Meacham
Organic Reaction Mechanisms 2019 An annual survey covering the literature dated January to December 2019
English | 2 February 2023 | ISBN-10: 1119608279 | 704 pages| Epub (True) | 29 MB
Organic Reaction Mechanisms 2019, the 55th annual volume in this highly successful and unique series, surveys research on organic reaction mechanisms described in the available literature dated 2019.The following classes of organic reaction mechanisms are comprehensively reviewedReaction of Aldehydes and Ketones and their DerivativesReactions of Carboxylic, Phosphoric, and Sulfonic Acids and their DerivativesOxidation and ReductionCarbenes and NitrenesNucleophilic Aromatic SubstitutionElectrophilic Aromatic SubstitutionCarbocationsNucleophilic Aliphatic SubstitutionCarbanions and Electrophilic Aliphatic SubstitutionElimination ReactionsPolar Addition ReactionsCycloaddition ReactionsMolecular RearrangementsRadicalsAn experienced team of authors compile these reviews every year, so that the reader can rely on a continuing quality of selection and presentation.
Educational Assessment and Inclusive Education Paradoxes, Patterns, and Perspectives
English | 2023 | ISBN: 3031190033 | 544 Pages | PDF EPUB (True) | 10.34 MB
This book brings together policymaker and practitioner knowledge, experiences, and perspectives on the interaction between the assessment and inclusion agenda to the fore. The book's analysis is built on comparative qualitative data from five different countries on four continents: Argentina, China, Denmark, England, and Israel. These countries have been chosen for their distinctive, and even contrasting, education policies, sociocultural and economic circumstances, and variations in performance across supranational and national standardised student assessments. In addressing these specific contexts, the book provides insights into the pitfalls and synergies which emerge as key stakeholders attempt to mediate these two educational concerns in both policy and practice.
Recognizing Promise The Role of Community Colleges in a Post Pandemic World
English | ISBN: 1802627065 | 2022 | 168 pages | EPUB | 0.7 MB
COVID-19 has exposed and exacerbated entrenched inequities spawned by the historical and structural reality of bigotry, prejudice, discrimination, and inequity in all forms, and at institutional and individual levels. It is perceived that higher education institutions also perpetuates these inequities, which is fuelled by prevailing misconceptions, such as "college should be limited to the privileged few"; or that "community colleges are in some way 'inferior'."
Recognizing Promise re-establishes the role community colleges can play in reversing centuries of racial and gender disparities in economic wealth, health, education, and life expectancy stemming from current and historical policies and practices that sustain structural racism. The result is a more civic-minded, educated citizenry and a stronger workforce of tomorrow.
Educators in the community college space, in partnership with business, industry and philanthropic leaders, can lead the way in reasserting commitment toward eradicating racism and sustaining reform that advocates inclusive excellence, educational access and programmatic diversity, and the alignment of learning with opportunities in the workplace.
The Book of Mars An Anthology of Fact and Fiction
English | November 10th, 2022 | ISBN: 1801109311 | 1491 pages | True EPUB | 12.72 MB
From myth to Musk, astrology to astronomy, Dr Stuark Clark selects the very best writing about the Red Planet.
From its very first sighting, Mars has been a source of fascination for humanity. Named for the Roman god of war, this red planet has been explored more than any other beyond Earth and continues to occupy a distinctive place in our imagination. It's an environment that may even foster life.
In The Book of Mars, Dr Stuart Clark selects one hundred pieces of writing about the planet. It is a collection that brings together fact and fiction, dreams and fears, centuries of observation and more recent feats of interstellar exploration.
From classic writers of science fiction – Stanley G. Weinbaum, Arthur C. Clarke, H.G. Wells, Ray Bradbury, Pamela Sargent, Roger Zelazny – to distinguished experts in astronomy, astrobiology and aerospace engineering; from Hugo and Nebula Award-winning authors – Kim Stanley Robinson, Mary Robinette Kowal – to trail-blazing journalists and science communicators; from Andy Weir's The Martian to Elon Musk's SpaceX programme, The Book of Mars is an extraordinary overview both of the Red Planet and of the way scientific investigation diffuses into culture.
Drama and Writing Ages 5-11
English | 2023 | ISBN: 9781003315742 | 141 pages | True PDF | 4.65 MB
Drama and Writing Ages 5-11 is a practical guide for teachers to develop and inspire writing through using drama in the classroom. Each of the ten chapters provides step-by-step guidance and creative prompts for writing that apply to both key stage one and key stage two, enabling teachers to motivate their pupils by creating meaningful contexts, audiences and purposes to encourage writing. With a wide range of ideas to apply to the classroom, from simple classroom strategies to more complex units of work, this book is suitable for all teachers – including those who hold limited experience of using drama in the classroom.
Including key definitions of drama strategies and practical advice to apply to the classroom, chapters are presented in two parts
Part I provides short and simple drama strategies to act as a helping hand, stimulating the focus of a writing lesson.Part II provides longer dramatic contexts with a compelling sense of audience and purpose, including a range of opportunities for writing. These prompts may span two or more lessons.Drama and Writing Ages 5-11 is an essential read for any primary school teacher seeking practical strategies to incorporate drama into the classroom, teaching the craft of writing in a creative, fun and meaningful way.
Working with Boys Creating Cultures of Mutual Respect in Schools
English | 2023 | ISBN: 9781003312123 | 124 pages | True PDF | 1.92 MB
When peer-on-peer sexual abuse becomes commonplace in schools, society has a problem. The toxic attitudes and behaviour some boys display towards girls and women begin with the way those boys relate to each other, especially in school. This book offers an in-depth analysis of the problems facing boys and gives teachers the tools to help boys create relational cultures that are mutually respectful.
Part One of the book looks at how boys relate to each other and how that affects the way they relate to girls and women. Part Two outlines a programme that can be delivered, lesson by lesson, to pupils aged 9 to 18. The programme covers specific lesson topics that can be adapted for different age groups, including
• Fear of humiliation
• Boy hierarchies
• Jostling and consent
• Crying and emotional expression
• Lifestyle choices
Working with Boys is a whole-school, iterative programme of study that uses guided reflection to empower boys to self-regulate their attitudes and behaviour. This book is essential reading for school leaders and teachers who want to promote a school environment in which boys are consistently principled, honourable, noble, trustworthy, upright and dignified.
Keine Panik vor Statistik Erfolg und Spaß im Horrorfach nichttechnischer Studiengänge
Deutsch | 2023 | ISBN: 3662644894 | 310 Seiten | PDF (True) | 12 MB
Dieses Lehrbuch versteht sich als humorvoller Begleiter durch das berühmt-berüchtigte „Durchfallfach“ verschiedenster Studiengänge. Es ebnet mit anschaulichen Beispielen und unterhaltsamen Erklärungen aus dem „typisch“ studentischen Alltag einen Weg ins statistische Denken – und baut eine Brücke zu ernsteren und eher theoretischen Lehrbüchern. Die Autoren stellen den Spaß beim Lernen in den Mittelpunkt, lassen dabei kein Klischee aus, nehmen sich aber auch selbst nicht allzu ernst; ihr erfrischender Stil baut übermäßigen Respekt oder gar Angst vor den Inhalten ab bzw. lässt beides gar nicht erst aufkommen.
Kartographie Visualisierung georäumlicher Daten
Deutsch | 2023 | ISBN: 3662654407 | 405 Seiten | PDF (True) | 25 MB
Karten helfen dem Menschen, sich besser und schneller zu orientieren, zu navigieren sowie die komplexe Umwelt auf das Wesentliche zu reduzieren und schließlich besser zu verstehen. Die Visualisierung von georäumlichen Daten unterstützt Laien und Experten bei ihren alltäglichen Aufgaben im privaten, beruflichen oder wissenschaftlichen Bereich. Es werden immer mehr Karten erstellt, dank des Internets immer schneller verbreitet und auf unterschiedlichen Endgeräten wie Smartphones oder Tablets auch im Alltag genutzt. Der Trend zu immer mehr Karten bedeutet allerdings nicht, dass auch immer mehr „gute“ Karten erstellt werden – also solchen Karten, die ihren Zweck tatsächlich effizient erfüllen.
A Problem Course in Mathematical Logic
English | 2009 | ISBN: 1616100060 | 166 pages | PDF | 0.72 MB
A Problem Course in Mathematical Logic is intended to serve as the text for an introduction to mathematical logic for undergraduates with some mathematical sophistication. It supplies definitions, statements of results, and problems, along with some explanations, examples, and hints. The idea is for the students, individually or in groups, to learn the material by solving the problems and proving the results for themselves. The book should do as the text for a course taught using the modified Moore-method.
The Rules We Break Lessons in Play, Thinking, and Design (PDF)
Eric Zimmerman | 2022 | ISBN: 1648960677 | English | 208 pages | PDF | 19 MB
Whether you're a game player, a designer of any kind, or someone who wants to know more about design, The Rules We Break will open your mind to creative and thought-provoking approaches to design. Play through more than 20 hands-on, real-world games and exercises to explore how people think, how games and systems work, and how to move through a creative process.
Everyone can learn from game design: interaction designers and software developers, graphic designers and urban planners, kids in after-school programs and university students studying design. This collection of interactive games and exercises is designed to help you consider new ways of approaching productive collaboration, creative problem solving, analysis of systems, and how to communicate ideas, providing skills you can use in any discipline or situation.
These real-world exercises are designed to be played on tabletops, as playground-style physical games, and via social interactions with others in person or online. A wide range of entertaining, thought-provoking games, exercises, and short essays grow in complexity over the course of the book, from 20 minutes of play to design projects that last for days or weeks. Award-winning game designer Eric Zimmerman invites you to play your way through it all, learning about play, systems, and design along the way.
Lesser and Anonymous Fragments of Greek Lyric Poetry A Commentary
Malcolm Davies | 2021 | ISBN: 0198860501 | English | 400 pages | PDF | 19 MB
An authoritative commentary on the surviving fragments of Greek lyric poetry up to the death of Aristotle. No comparable work exists, partly because these fragments are usually small, textually corrupt and difficult to interpret. But they cast light on several aspects of Greek culture: for example, religion and prayer formulae (many of them take the form of hymns), the symposium (they include a collection of scolia), and the development of the so-called 'New School' of poetry and music. They also include fragments of poems by Telesilla and Praxilla, two of the rare band of female poets of antiquity other than Sappho, and Philoxenus' Deipnon, which puts into dactylo-epitrite metre the contents of an imaginary banquet, including long list of different types of food. Our knowledge of Euripides and Aristotle is expanded by the preservation of a quotation from a victory ode the former wrote for Alcibiades, and of an entire lyric eulogy for a dead friend composed by the latter. Also extended is our knowledge of that tantalising and in many ways baffling period of Greek literature between the death of Sophocles and the death of Aristotle. Nor should one forget the scurrilous verse of Timocreon, which extends our awareness of the capabilities of fifth century literary invective, and its capacity for parody and inversion of the topoi of praise poetry.
Red Gold The Managed Extinction of the Giant Bluefin Tuna
Jennifer E. Telesca | 2020 | ISBN: 1517908507 | English | 304 pages | PDF | 5 MB
Illuminating the conditions for global governance to have precipitated the devastating decline of one of the ocean’s most majestic creatures
The International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas (ICCAT) is the world’s foremost organization for managing and conserving tunas, seabirds, turtles, and sharks traversing international waters. Founded by treaty in 1969, ICCAT stewards what has become under its tenure one of the planet’s most prominent endangered fish: the Atlantic bluefin tuna. Called “red gold” by industry insiders for the exorbitant price her ruby-colored flesh commands in the sushi economy, the giant bluefin tuna has crashed in size and number under ICCAT’s custodianship.
With regulations to conserve these sea creatures in place for half a century, why have so many big bluefin tuna vanished from the Atlantic? In Red Gold, Jennifer E. Telesca offers unparalleled access to ICCAT to show that the institution has faithfully executed the task assigned it by international law: to fish as hard as possible to grow national economies. ICCAT manages the bluefin not to protect them but to secure export markets for commodity empires—and, as a result, has become complicit in their extermination.
The decades of regulating fish as commodities have had disastrous consequences. Amid the mass extinction of all kinds of life today, Red Gold reacquaints the reader with the splendors of the giant bluefin tuna through vignettes that defy technoscientific and market rationales. Ultimately, this book shows, changing the way people value marine life must come not only from reforming ICCAT but from transforming the dominant culture that consents to this slaughter.
Bayesian Optimization by Roman Garnett
English | 2023 | ISBN: 110842578X | 375 Pages | PDF | 21 MB
Bayesian optimization is a methodology for optimizing expensive objective functions that has proven success in the sciences, engineering, and beyond. This timely text provides a self-contained and comprehensive introduction to the subject, starting from scratch and carefully developing all the key ideas along the way. This bottom-up approach illuminates unifying themes in the design of Bayesian optimization algorithms and builds a solid theoretical foundation for approaching novel situations. The core of the book is divided into three main parts, covering theoretical and practical aspects of Gaussian process modeling, the Bayesian approach to sequential decision making, and the realization and computation of practical and effective optimization policies. Following this foundational material, the book provides an overview of theoretical convergence results, a survey of notable extensions, a comprehensive history of Bayesian optimization, and an extensive annotated bibliography of applications.
Introducing Phonetic Science
English | ISBN: 0521808820 | 2005 | 232 pages | PDF | 11 MB
This accessible new textbook presents a practical introduction to phonetics, the study of speech. Assuming no prior knowledge of the topic, it introduces students to the fundamental concepts in phonetic science, and equips them with the essential skills needed for recognizing, describing and transcribing a range of speech sounds. With numerous graded exercises enabling students to put these skills into practice, Introducing Phonetic Science provides a solid foundation in phonetics, and will be invaluable to students beginning courses in linguistics, speech sciences, language pathology and language therapy.
Confused by the Odds How Probability Misleads Us
English | January 24th, 2023 | ISBN: 9798886450040 | 248 pages | True EPUB | 1.91 MB
Confused by the Odds will change the way you think about financial assets, the risks of the next global nuclear war, racial bias in policing, the role of genetics in intelligence, and medical tests.
Many books have been published on probability laden with dense formula and proofs. This is not one of them. David Lockwood, a former member of the faculty of the Graduate School of Business at Stanford University, presents intuitive explanations of the application of probability to practical, everyday problems—without all the equations.
Through real-world examples, this book shows us how to never again be confused by the odds.
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The Handbook of Highway Engineering (True PDF)
English | 2005 | ISBN: 9780429124358 | 886 pages | True PDF | 36.22 MB
Modern highway engineering reflects an integrated view of a road system's entire lifecycle, including any potential environmental impacts, and seeks to develop a sustainable infrastructure through careful planning and active management. This trend is not limited to developed nations, but is recognized across the globe. Edited by renowned authority
Atlas of Amazing Migrations
English | ISBN: 1843654997 | 2021 | pages | EPUB | 45 MB
Matt Sewell is back with a sumptuous celebration of our planet’s most extreme journeys. This is his own personal selection of the most amazing mammals, birds, reptiles, fish, insects and even plants that battle through the Earth’s toughest conditions in order to survive.Follow flocks of arctic terns on their annual 40,000-kilometre journey between the Earth’s poles. Join the monarch butterflies on their famous pilgrimage from Canada to Mexico. Awe at wildebeest, humpback whales, salmon, dragonflies and more. Find out how they navigate themselves on their impressive journeys – chemicals, the Sun and/or the Earth’s magnetic field.
CRISPR A Powerful Way to Change DNA
English | ISBN: 1773214233 | 2020 | 116 pages | EPUB | 22 MB
We can change the world with genetic modification—but should we?CRISPR stands for clustered regularly interspaced short palindromic repeats. If it sounds complicated, it is—but it’s also one of the most powerful ways we can shape the future. And it’s poised to completely upend the way we think about science.
Computability Theory And Foundations Of Mathematics
English | ISBN: 9811259283 | 2022 | 194 pages | PDF | 4 MB
This volume features the latest scientific developments in the fields of computability theory and logical foundations of mathematics as well as applications. The scope involves the topics of Computability Theory, Reverse Mathematics, Nonstandard Analysis, Proof Theory, Set Theory, Philosophy of Mathematics, Constructive Mathematics, Theory of Randomness and Computational Complexity Theory.