Pdf ebook: DK Children's Encyclopedia

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Summary: The ultimate book of knowledge for kids aged 7 to 9, this thorough children\'s encyclopedia contains all the homework answers your kids will need, explaine

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  • Publisher: Penguin
  • ISBN: 1465494472
  • Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Number of Pages: 304
  • Language: English
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Description: The ultimate book of knowledge for kids aged 7 to 9, this thorough children's encyclopedia contains all the homework answers your kids will need, explained clearly and checked by experts. An engaging, traditional-style general reference book for kids covering all the key subjects including Arts, People, History, Earth, Nature, Science, Technology, Space, and the Human Body in alphabetical order. This encyclopedia for children is a must-have resource for every student's shelf, with age-appropriate, jargon-free text accompanied by stunning, detailed images covering over 240 topics all in one place, from science and nature to history and the arts. Essential for any child who wants to discover as much as possible about the world around them. Packed with information, each single-page entry in this fabulous kid's encyclopedia features a key topic explained in a concise manner accompanied by gorgeous visuals, fun facts about the world and extensive cross-references revealing the links between subject areas. Kids can learn about Ancient Rome, chemistry, evolution, microscopic life, robots, Vikings, and so much more. Written, edited, and designed by a team of experts, vetted by educational consultants, and properly levelled to the reading age, this is the ultimate knowledge book for kids. Explore, Wonder And Learn! The ultimate illustrated children's encyclopedia is packed with thousands of incredible and essential facts on favourite subjects! Beautiful illustrations, colourful maps, and magnificent photographs bring every single page to life. Inspiring and informative, the DK Children's Encyclopedia is a book of wonder that will absorb and engage children of all ages. This kid's educational book covers topics like: - Storytelling, changing the world, music and war - Films, technology, inventions, food and clothes - Explorers, planets and pets - And so much more!


Pdf ebook: The New Children's Encyclopedia

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Summary: This stimulating and comprehensive encyclopedia for children ages 8-12 provides answers to all the questions kids love to ask. Each chapter is jam-packed w

  • Author : DK
  • Publisher: Penguin
  • ISBN: 1465499628
  • Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Number of Pages: 304
  • Language: English
  • Views: 1612
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Description: This stimulating and comprehensive encyclopedia for children ages 8-12 provides answers to all the questions kids love to ask. Each chapter is jam-packed with maps, charts, timelines, diagrams, beautiful images, and amazing facts. Did you know, for example, that a single drop of blood contains around five million blood cells? Or that there are areas of desert in all seven of Earth's continents? Kids can build their knowledge on a wide range of topics-including Earth and beyond, plants and animals, history and politics, science, technology, and the human body-arranged thematically with more than 9,000 indexed entries and 2,500 colorful images. Cross-reference icons encourage children to explore and discover linked information, feeding their curiosity and building their general knowledge. The New Children's Encyclopedia, which has sold almost 500,000 copies worldwide since 2009, has now been fully updated in line with the latest knowledge and research. Developed, written, and checked by experts, this is the must-have reference book for every child's library.


Pdf ebook: Timelines of Everyone

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Summary: Get the inside track on the incredible lives of history's biggest names, from William Shakespeare to Oprah Winfrey, and Anne Frank to Julius Caesar. More t

  • Author : DK
  • Publisher: Penguin
  • ISBN: 0744037050
  • Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Number of Pages: 320
  • Language: English
  • Views: 309
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Description: Get the inside track on the incredible lives of history's biggest names, from William Shakespeare to Oprah Winfrey, and Anne Frank to Julius Caesar. More than 150 visual timelines take you on unforgettable journeys through the lives of the great, the terrible, and the overlooked people of world history. Following on from the smash hit Timelines of Everything, this fascinating new children's book focuses squarely on the biographies of a myriad of movers and shakers across millennia. It covers a diverse array of kings and queens, humanitarians, scientists, inventors, explorers, activists, writers, artists, and more, from across the globe. Timelines of Everyone reveals not just the incredible achievements, contributions, and adventures of historical figures, but the lesser-known events that shaped them too, from childhood into old age. Did you know that West African ruler Mansa Musa was the richest person ever to have lived? Or that Hollywood screen legend Hedy Lamarr invented the technology that would one day develop into WiFi? Or how about the fact that Einstein's last words were lost because his nurse didn't speak German? Filled with easy-to-understand timelines, vibrant illustrations, and a diverse range of influential people, Timelines of Everyone is the must-have guide to the world's must-know names.


Pdf ebook: My Encyclopedia of Very Important Things

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Summary: A charming children's first encyclopedia bursting with facts about the world, animals, people, planets, and, very importantly, you! Finally, the world is a

  • Author : DK
  • Publisher: Penguin
  • ISBN: 1465461205
  • Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Number of Pages: 224
  • Language: English
  • Views: 479
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Description: A charming children's first encyclopedia bursting with facts about the world, animals, people, planets, and, very importantly, you! Finally, the world is at your little learner's fingertips for all in storybook format with exciting graphic novel elements. Introduce children aged 4 - 7 to the foundations of what makes the world turn during story time with this range of encyclopedias. The world is so much bigger than young minds can fathom and there is always more to learn.My Encylopedia Of Very Important Things is a mind-boggling collection of everything interesting to get you on your way to knowing it all. Full of fun facts for kids, colorful illustrations, and games that will feed your imagination. This kids encyclopedia is filled with age appropriate knowledge on a range of topics that is complementary to your school's Curriculum. Explore our world and its place in the galaxy - from animals and people, to planets and very importantly about yourself! Go on a journey to discover a world of information. Learn about just how many animals are there and how they live and communicate. Find out about our history - cavemen, the first explorers, ancient Egyptians and even dinosaurs. There's so much crammed into one place and it's all put into colorful and engaging ways suitable for young inquisitive minds. Tell The Story Of The World One Page At A Time! My Encyclopedia of Very Important Things is the perfect blending of adorable, simple illustrations with rich photography and lively text. Made for you and young minds to read together or alone and formatted with a ribbon bookmark to pick up right wherever you left off. This truly is the ideal first reference book for young readers. This educational book takes you on a journey through: - Very Important Things About People - Very Important Things About Me - Very important Things About My Planet - Very Important Things About Places - Very Important Things About Animals My Encyclopedia Of Very Important Things is part of the educational series My Very Encyclopedias. Complete the collection and learn more about the world around you, the animals that walk, fly and swim and the dinosaurs who ruled the earth before them. Shortlisted The School Library Association Information Book Award 2017 Best Children's Book in the Junior Design Awards 2017


Pdf ebook: Christopher Lloyd

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Summary: Christopher Lloyd (Christo) was one of the greatest English gardeners of the twentieth century, perhaps the finest plantsman of them all. His creation is t

  • Author : Stephen Anderton
  • Publisher: Random House
  • ISBN: 1409077365
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Number of Pages: 256
  • Language: English
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Description: Christopher Lloyd (Christo) was one of the greatest English gardeners of the twentieth century, perhaps the finest plantsman of them all. His creation is the garden at Great Dixter in East Sussex, and it is a tribute to his vision and achievement that, after his death in 2006, the Heritage Lottery Fund made a grant of £4 million to help preserve it for the nation. This enjoyable and revealing book - the first biography of Christo - is also the story of Dixter from 1910 to 2006, a unique unbroken history of one English house and one English garden spanning a century. It was Christo's father, Nathaniel, who bought the medieval manor at Dixter and called in the fashionable Edwardian architect, Lutyens, to rebuild the house and lay out the garden. And it was his mother, Daisy, who made the first wild garden in the meadows there. Christo was born at Dixter in 1921. Apart from boarding school, war service and a period at horticultural college, he spent his whole life there, constantly re-planting and enriching the garden, while turning out landmark books and exhaustive journalism. Opinionated, argumentative and gloriously eccentric, he changed the face of English gardening through his passions for meadow gardening, dazzling colours and thorough husbandry. As the baby of a family of six - five boys and a girl - Christo was stifled by his adoring mother. Music-loving and sports-hating, he knew the Latin names of plants before he was eight. This fascinating book reveals what made Christo tick by examining his relationships with his generous but scheming mother, his like-minded friends (such as gardeners Anna Pavord and Beth Chatto) and his colleagues (including his head gardener, Fergus Garrett, a plantsman in Christo's own mould).


Pdf ebook: MinuteEarth Explains

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Summary: STEM for Kids ― Fun for Kids (Ages 8-10) #1 New Release in Children's Books: Environment & Ecology, Atlases, Anatomy, and Earthquake & Volcano In their d

  • Author : MinuteEarth
  • Publisher: Mango Media Inc.
  • ISBN: 164250632X
  • Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Number of Pages: 120
  • Language: English
  • Views: 487
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Description: STEM for Kids ― Fun for Kids (Ages 8-10) #1 New Release in Children's Books: Environment & Ecology, Atlases, Anatomy, and Earthquake & Volcano In their debut illustrated science book for kids, the team behind the popular YouTube channel MinuteEarth answers all of your child’s wackiest questions about animals, nature, and science alongside engaging images of the natural world. From the scientists, writers, and illustrators at MinuteEarth. Have you ever wondered where Earth’s water came from? Or why leaves change color in the fall? Entertain and educate your kids with fun facts about animals, nature and the wonders of the earth. Amazing STEM for kids, explained simply. With over 300 million views, MinuteEarth simplifies such serious subjects as geology, ecology and biology making them fun for kids. Featuring their signature puns and fun illustrations, this first book in the MinuteEarth Explains series explores topics ranging from weird animal facts to extreme weather, making science for kids enjoyable and unforgettable. Curious questions about our awesome planet. Whether your child is obsessed with the wonder of nature, can’t learn enough interesting facts about animals, or is fascinated by volcanoes, MinuteEarth Explains captures their imagination and fosters an interest in animals, the Earth, and ocean life! By combining humor with rigorous research, this book provides fun facts about animals, nature, science and more in an equally engaging and informative way for kids. MinuteEarth Explains captivates kids with answers to: • Why do some animals get gigantic? • Why do rivers curve? • Can plants talk? • How much food is there on earth? • And more! If you’re looking for nature books for kids (8-10) or earth science books for kids―or if your child loves books such as The Big Book of Birds, Why?: 1,111 Answers to Everything, or The Wondrous Workings of Planet Earth―then your whole family will love this debut book by MinuteEarth!


Pdf ebook: The Most Dazzling Girl in Berlin

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Summary: A fascinating historical novel about Hilde, an orphan who experiences Berlin on the cusp of World War II as she discovers her own voice and sexuality, ulti

  • Author : Kip Wilson
  • Publisher: HarperCollins
  • ISBN: 0358447763
  • Genre: Young Adult Fiction
  • Number of Pages: 416
  • Language: English
  • Views: 485
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Description: A fascinating historical novel about Hilde, an orphan who experiences Berlin on the cusp of World War II as she discovers her own voice and sexuality, ultimately finding a family when she gets a job at a gay cabaret, by award-winning author Kip Wilson. On her eighteenth birthday, Hilde leaves her orphanage in 1930s Berlin, and heads out into the world to discover her place in it. But finding a job is hard, at least until she stumbles into Café Lila, a vibrant cabaret full of expressive customers. Rosa, one of the club’s waitresses and performers, immediately takes Hilde under her wing. As the café denizens slowly embrace Hilde, and she embraces them in turn, she discovers her voice and her own blossoming feelings for Rosa. But Berlin is in turmoil. Between the elections, protests in the streets, worsening antisemitism and anti-homosexual sentiment, and the beginning seeds of unrest in Café Lila itself, Hilde will have to decide what’s best for her future . . . and what it means to love a place on the cusp of war.


Pdf ebook: The Mysteries of the Universe

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Summary: Journey from Earth to the outer reaches of the universe with this stunning book about space! You'll encounter bizarre planets, distant stars, and intricate

  • Author : Will Gater
  • Publisher: Penguin
  • ISBN: 0744035619
  • Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Number of Pages: 224
  • Language: English
  • Views: 691
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Description: Journey from Earth to the outer reaches of the universe with this stunning book about space! You'll encounter bizarre planets, distant stars, and intricate galaxies. From planets and asteroids to black holes and galaxies, every page of this captivating book reveals the secrets behind more than 100 celestial objects. Get ready to explore fun facts and exciting new scientific discoveries! For centuries, the mysteries of space have captured our imaginations. This picture book will illuminate imaginations and spark curious minds to explore the vastness of space. Take your little astronaut on a journey from our planet out into the furthest reaches of the universe! Filled with gorgeous illustrations and incredible photography, young readers will be intrigued by the detailed close-up images of each celestial body. The engaging storybook-style descriptions and simple text shed a light on facts, myths, and key discoveries about the universe. Explore the wonders of our solar system and beyond. This educational book also includes reference pages packed with fascinating information. Journey Through the Vastness of Space Join us on an adventure across the universe, as we rocket to the stars! Discover 100 objects from the universe, arranged from the closest to our planet to the ones the furthest away. Storybook-style text and out-of-this-world pictures make this book perfect for an astronomical bedtime. It's also a fantastic gift for children who can't get enough of space. Grab your spacesuit and put your helmet on! Inside the pages of this adventure book, you'll find: - Beautiful illustrations and incredible photography that showcase the mysteries of space. - Discover 100 remarkable objects in the cosmos. - Engaging storybook-style descriptions that explain key discoveries about the universe. More to Explore Once you've discovered The Mysteries of the Universe, dive into the companion titles from this series from DK Books! The Wonders of Nature explores more than 100 items from the natural world and An Anthology of Intriguing Animals showcases animals around the world.


Pdf ebook: Brave New World

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Summary: Set far in the future, Aldous Huxley’s Brave New World depicts a world where “Controllers” have achieved what they believe to be the ideal society. T

  • Author : Aldous Huxley
  • Publisher: Harper Collins
  • ISBN: 1443428523
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Number of Pages: 272
  • Language: English
  • Views: 774
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Description: Set far in the future, Aldous Huxley’s Brave New World depicts a world where “Controllers” have achieved what they believe to be the ideal society. Through scientific and genetic breakthroughs the human race has been brought to perfection: humans have pre-assigned roles in society, and everyone happily fulfills their purpose. Bernard Marx, however, is different. He is disgusted by the predestined behaviour of his peers and has a strong desire to break free from social pressures, leading him to set off on a journey to visit one of the few remaining Savage Reservations—places where the old, flawed, and imperfect life still continues. HarperPerennial Classics brings great works of literature to life in digital format, upholding the highest standards in ebook production and celebrating reading in all its forms. Look for more titles in the HarperPerennial Classics collection to build your digital library.


Pdf ebook: Charlotte's Web

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Summary: Don’t miss one of America’s top 100 most-loved novels, selected by PBS’s The Great American Read. This beloved book by E. B. White, author of Stuart

  • Author : E. B. White
  • Publisher: HarperCollins
  • ISBN: 0062406787
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Number of Pages: 192
  • Language: English
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Description: Don’t miss one of America’s top 100 most-loved novels, selected by PBS’s The Great American Read. This beloved book by E. B. White, author of Stuart Little and The Trumpet of the Swan, is a classic of children's literature that is "just about perfect." Illustrations in this ebook appear in vibrant full color on a full-color device and in rich black-and-white on all other devices. Some Pig. Humble. Radiant. These are the words in Charlotte's Web, high up in Zuckerman's barn. Charlotte's spiderweb tells of her feelings for a little pig named Wilbur, who simply wants a friend. They also express the love of a girl named Fern, who saved Wilbur's life when he was born the runt of his litter. E. B. White's Newbery Honor Book is a tender novel of friendship, love, life, and death that will continue to be enjoyed by generations to come. It contains illustrations by Garth Williams, the acclaimed illustrator of E. B. White's Stuart Little and Laura Ingalls Wilder's Little House series, among many other books. Whether enjoyed in the classroom or for homeschooling or independent reading, Charlotte's Web is a proven favorite.


Pdf ebook: First How Things Work Encyclopedia

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Summary: All the most important science topics for kids, from magnets and sound waves to how planes and cars work, are simply explained in this fun and informative

  • Author : DK
  • Publisher: Penguin
  • ISBN: 1465492712
  • Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Number of Pages: 136
  • Language: English
  • Views: 1167
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Description: All the most important science topics for kids, from magnets and sound waves to how planes and cars work, are simply explained in this fun and informative illustrated STEM book for children in grades 1 through 6. First How Things Work Encyclopedia covers everything a child needs to know. It follows the curriculum for grades 1 through 6 and provides a strong foundation for science and STEM learning through the rest of the school years. It's the perfect homework help book to support children as they begin to learn about how things work in the world around them.


Pdf ebook: Knowledge Encyclopedia

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Summary: This brilliant children's encyclopedia is informative, diverse in subject matter, easy to read and brimming with ground-breaking CGI graphics that make it

  • Author : DK
  • Publisher: Penguin
  • ISBN: 1465494901
  • Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Number of Pages: 360
  • Language: English
  • Views: 1950
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Description: This brilliant children's encyclopedia is informative, diverse in subject matter, easy to read and brimming with ground-breaking CGI graphics that make it a truly immersive reading experience, revealing the world as you've never seen it before. An incredible, educational journey through space and time on planet Earth and beyond. This is the perfect educational book for a young explorer. Experience the Big Bang at the beginning of the universe and travel through our world's rich history right up until the digital world we live in today. This magnificent general knowledge book will entertain and educate. A breath-taking comprehensive guide to planet Earth and the universe that is guaranteed to boost your child's brainpower. It covers the complexities of space, science, nature, technology, art, history, and culture, which are broken down into bite-sized chunks supported by statistics, maps, timelines, and cutting-edge graphics to make even the most complex subjects easy to understand. Look inside an Apollo spacecraft, a volcano, or the body of a T-rex! Learn about the Big Bang and the science behind fireworks. Then explore the galaxies and stars back to Earth, and in and around the mechanics of the human body. This fully updated edition of Knowledge Encyclopedia is the perfect fact book for kids of all ages to go on an adventure through its pages. Explore, Discover And Learn! Spend quality time exploring our universe, accompanied by impressive visuals to engage their senses. Discover the mysteries of Tutankhamun's tomb, what powers tsunamis, tornadoes, and earthquakes or witness the birth of a star in all its glory and learn about the secrets held in our DNA. You can also go back in time to the building of the Great Wall of China or walk the scarred battlefields of two World Wars. Knowledge Encyclopedia uncovers the marvels of our world in unprecedented detail and with stunning realism. This kid's educational book opens the world in new ways through: - Amazing insights into space and the universe - Interesting facts about Earth - A closer look at nature - Diving into the human body - The amazing world of science - Our world's history Knowledge Encyclopedia is part of a children's encyclopedia set forming the Knowledge Encyclopedia educational series. Complete this collection of books for kids to keep your little ones entertained while learning more about the world around them. This series includes Knowledge Encyclopedia Dinosaur!, History!, Space!, Ocean! and more.


Pdf ebook: I Am Definitely, Probably Enough (I Think)

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Summary: Begin your journey to self-love with inspiring messages of hope as well as actionable moments from Instagram artist Tori Press. Life is a journey. And even

  • Author : Tori Press
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster
  • ISBN: 1507212917
  • Genre: Self-Help
  • Number of Pages: 192
  • Language: English
  • Views: 1086
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Description: Begin your journey to self-love with inspiring messages of hope as well as actionable moments from Instagram artist Tori Press. Life is a journey. And even though everyone’s journey is different and unique, we all share one thing that binds us together—our search for self-acceptance and self-love. Half the time, we feel like we have no idea what we’re doing—and that’s okay. It’s something that author and Instagram artist Tori Press knows all too well. In I Am Definitely, Probably Enough (I Think), Press uses the power of image to tackle the major themes in her life that keep her from loving herself—questions about self-worth, fluctuating self-esteem, anxiety, depression, external pressures from society, body image, and so on. She may not have all the answers, but she’s trying, and half the time that’s all that really matters. Practicing self-love takes patience, devotion, and a little bit of heart. Now you can be inspired by the honest advice and understanding Press provides to help you continue, or even start, your own journey to self-love.


Pdf ebook: Encounters with American Culture

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Summary: Peter S. Prescott was one of the most informed and incisive American literary critics to write for the general public. Never content merely to summarize or

  • Author : Peter Prescott
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1351311905
  • Genre: Literary Collections
  • Number of Pages: 320
  • Language: English
  • Views: 973
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Description: Peter S. Prescott was one of the most informed and incisive American literary critics to write for the general public. Never content merely to summarize or to pronounce quick judgments, Prescott's reviews are witty and delightful essays to be enjoyed for their own sake as examples of civilized discourse. Whether he is exploring a well-known novelist's outlook and methods, or the peculiar deficiencies of a work of nonfiction, Prescott's grace, elegance, and insights make each piece proof that real criticism need not be pedantic, obscure, or interminably long. The focus in this second volume of Prescott's writings published by Transaction is on both fiction by American authors and on nonfiction reflecting our American unease. He casts an ironic eye on how we in this country think we live now; on what we are saying about ourselves in our fiction, our history, and our biography. Prescott considers some of our century's classic writers: Hemingway and Henry Miller; John Cheever and Thornton Wilder. He offers new insights regarding those who are still at work: Mailer, John Irving, Oates, Updike, Ozick, and Alice Walker. Some authors do not fare well. With his customary flair; Prescott explains why the reputations of Kurt Vonnegut and Barbara Tuchman, the Encyclopedia Britannica, and John Gardner, urgently need deflation. He includes essays on writers and books not generally noticed in collections of criticism: Stephen King, The Joy of Sex, fairy tales, science fiction, thrillers, books on survival and etiquette. Here is a critic with a personal voice and a sense of style. For essays published in this collection, Prescott received the most highly regarded prize in journalism: the rarely presented George Polk Award for Criticism. This is a chronicle of our contemporary American culture as revealed by its books, written with verve, intelligence, wisdom, and wit by a critic who's cruel only when appropriate. Encounters with American Culture is, quite simply, literary journalism at its urbane best.


Pdf ebook: Time to Write, Second Edition

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Summary: Analyzes interviews with students, teachers, and administrators to develop a new set of literacies essential for student success in the digital age. “To

  • Author : John Sylvester Lofty
  • Publisher: SUNY Press
  • ISBN: 1438455216
  • Genre: Education
  • Number of Pages: 432
  • Language: English
  • Views: 1157
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Description: Analyzes interviews with students, teachers, and administrators to develop a new set of literacies essential for student success in the digital age. “To read John’s work is to take on the role of a patient listener … A book, like a piece of music, is scored for time, and I feel Time to Write is scored adagio.… I believe that Time to Write can be read as a critique of [the] time-chopping approach to education—and an argument for presence, for being fully open to experience, for being there … To do good work, we must enter something like ‘island time’ or what John calls ‘existential time’—or what is sometimes called ‘flow’ when we lose, at least temporarily, a sense of clock time.” — from the Foreword by Thomas Newkirk Twenty-five years ago, John Sylvester Lofty studied the influence of cultural time values on students’ resistance to writing instruction in an isolated Maine fishing community. For the new edition of Time to Write, Lofty returned to the island to consider how social and educational developments in the intervening years may have affected both local culture and attitudes toward education. Lofty discovered how the island time values that previously informed students’ literacy learning have been transformed by outside influences, including technology, social media, and the influx of new residents from urban areas. Building on the ethnographic findings of the original study, the new edition analyzes the current conflict between the digital age time values of constant connections and instant communication, and those of school-based literacy. Lofty examines the new literacies now essential for students in a technologically connected world, both those who aspire to continue the traditional island work of lobster fishing, and for the many who now choose to pursue other careers and attend college on the mainland.


Pdf ebook: The Life I Had in Mind

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Summary: On a vacation in the Caribbean, Sam Gumbs lives an alternative life in LIZARD ON A WHITE WALL. Mark Nido, a strange employee, is protected by the superviso

  • Author : August Franza
  • Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
  • ISBN: 1503561461
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Number of Pages: 412
  • Language: English
  • Views: 996
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Description: On a vacation in the Caribbean, Sam Gumbs lives an alternative life in LIZARD ON A WHITE WALL. Mark Nido, a strange employee, is protected by the supervisor of a company for reasons considered suspicious in THAT MAN. In THE LIFE I HAD IN MIND, kinds of love and ways of love are revealed in the lives of two friends. THE VITAL CENTER is a satire about committed, horny, abrasive, and flawed teachers and students in an American high school.


Pdf ebook: Think Again

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Summary: From 1995 to 2013, Stanley Fish's provocative New York Times columns consistently generated passionate discussion and debate. In Think Again, he has assemb

  • Author : Stanley Fish
  • Publisher: Princeton University Press
  • ISBN: 1400873401
  • Genre: Philosophy
  • Number of Pages: 448
  • Language: English
  • Views: 1862
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Description: From 1995 to 2013, Stanley Fish's provocative New York Times columns consistently generated passionate discussion and debate. In Think Again, he has assembled almost one hundred of his best columns into a thematically arranged collection with a substantial new introduction that explains his intention in writing these pieces and offers an analysis of why they provoked so much reaction. Some readers reported being frustrated when they couldn’t figure out where Fish, one of America’s most influential thinkers, stood on the controversies he addressed in the essays—from atheism and affirmative action to plagiarism and postmodernism. But, as Fish says, that is the point. Opinions are cheap; you can get them anywhere. Instead of offering just another set of them, Fish analyzes and dissects the arguments put forth by different sides—in debates over free speech, identity politics, the gun lobby, and other hot-button topics—in order to explain how their arguments work or don’t work. In short, these are essays that teach you not what to think but how to think more clearly. Brief and accessible yet challenging, these essays provide all the hard-edged intellectual, cultural, and political analysis one expects from Fish. At the same time, the collection includes a number of revealing and even poignant autobiographical essays in which, as Fish says, "readers will learn about my anxieties, my aspirations, my eccentricities, my foibles, my father, and my obsessions—Frank Sinatra, Ted Williams, basketball, and Jews." Reflecting the wide-ranging interests of one of today's leading critics, this is Fish’s broadest and most engaging book to date.


Pdf ebook: Berkshire Encyclopedia of Sustainability Vol. 10/10

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Summary: The Future of Sustainability, the tenth and final volume of the Berkshire Encyclopedia of Sustainability, brings together essays from a group of renowned s

  • Author : Ray C. Anderson,Ian Spellerberg,Daniel E. Vasey
  • Publisher: Berkshire Publishing Group
  • ISBN: 1933782757
  • Genre: Reference
  • Number of Pages: 492
  • Language: English
  • Views: 1735
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Description: The Future of Sustainability, the tenth and final volume of the Berkshire Encyclopedia of Sustainability, brings together essays from a group of renowned scholars and well-known environmentalist thinkers. Crucial topics are considered in terms of the future of humanity and its relationship with the natural world, from the outlook for nuclear energy, cities, energy, agriculture, water, food security, mobility, and migration; the role of higher education; and the concept of collective learning. The volume concludes with a resource guide for teaching materials at several levels, a directory of leading undergraduate- and graduate-level programs in sustainability, and a combined index of the 10-volume set.


Pdf ebook: Daddin’

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Summary: This is a book of moments...the moments that describe and illuminate the verbs of fatherhood. In our society, mothers mother. They care for, nurture and lo

  • Author : Dion McInnis
  • Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
  • ISBN: 1462806694
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Number of Pages: 336
  • Language: English
  • Views: 1162
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Description: This is a book of moments...the moments that describe and illuminate the verbs of fatherhood. In our society, mothers mother. They care for, nurture and love their children in ways that give meaning and understanding to the verb “to mother.” When we talk about a man fathering a child, the intended meaning is usually that the man sired a child. What are the verbs that describe what happens each day for a father? The verb of being a dad is now daddin’. This book blends stories and insights of being son to a father and father to three sons, over the years of havin’, learnin’, listenin’, lovin’, playin’, fishin’, growin’, leavin’ and livin’. Those comprise the verbs and the chapters of this father’s view of living and loving the role of dad. This is, at its core, a tribute to my parents and my sons.


Pdf ebook: Death and Taxes

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Summary: Are you "at sea" when it comes to wills, trusts, probate, taxes? You are not alone. For the past ten years, lawyer and Honolulu Advertiser columnist David

  • Author : David C. Larsen
  • Publisher: University of Hawaii Press
  • ISBN: 0824846524
  • Genre: Law
  • Number of Pages: 160
  • Language: English
  • Views: 1275
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Description: Are you "at sea" when it comes to wills, trusts, probate, taxes? You are not alone. For the past ten years, lawyer and Honolulu Advertiser columnist David Larsen has provided sound answers and advice to thousands of people asking such questions as: "What happens if I die without a will?" "Does the State take it all?" "How can I avoid probate?" "Will my kids have to sell the house to pay the inheritance tax?" "Will the State pay for my stay at a nursing home?" Here you will find the answers to these and many other questions in plain, easy-to-understand language. You will not only learn about how the law affects you, but also see what others have done and learn from their mistakes. Often entertaining and always informative, Death and Taxes is your guide to overcoming the nemeses of taxes and probate.


Pdf ebook: Kids Like Me

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  • Author : Terri Lapinsky
  • Publisher: Nicholas Brealey
  • ISBN: 1941176097
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Number of Pages: 228
  • Language: English
  • Views: 479
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Description: Whether fleeing the ravages of war or coming in search of opportunities, the story of immigration remains the principal narrative of our times. As our neighborhoods grow more diverse, a splendid variety of cultures, values and traditions become an important part of our classrooms and schools. In Kids Like Me, 26 personal narratives celebrate the experience of young people making a new home in a strange community-finding common ground as they make new friends, learn English, share their cultural identities, their challenges, successes and dreams. Kids Like Me provides a youthful perspective on the important themes of crossing cultures, immigration and citizenship and learning to appreciate differences. These stories are intended to foster intercultural awareness and sensitivity and encourage individual and community action to assist newcomers in their adjustment. While written to help youth understand their classmates and friends, Kids Like Me also includes discussion questions, self-directed activities and research ideas for teachers and other mentors that can be used in classrooms, youth clubs and community settings. Richly illustrated with photos and maps of each home country, the text presents countless opportunities to explore and understand different cultures and new friends. Young people who have come from all over the world share their stories and invite their new neighbors to see that in so many ways these kids are just like me.


Pdf ebook: The Know-It-All

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Summary: 33,000 pages 44 million words 10 billion years of history 1 obsessed man Part memoir and part education (or lack thereof), The Know-It-All chronicles NPR c

  • Author : A. J. Jacobs
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster
  • ISBN: 0743272609
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Number of Pages: 400
  • Language: English
  • Views: 632
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Description: 33,000 pages 44 million words 10 billion years of history 1 obsessed man Part memoir and part education (or lack thereof), The Know-It-All chronicles NPR contributor A.J. Jacobs's hilarious, enlightening, and seemingly impossible quest to read the Encyclopaedia Britannica from A to Z. To fill the ever-widening gaps in his Ivy League education, A.J. Jacobs sets for himself the daunting task of reading all thirty-two volumes of the Encyclopaedia Britannica. His wife, Julie, tells him it's a waste of time, his friends believe he is losing his mind, and his father, a brilliant attorney who had once attempted the same feat and quit somewhere around Borneo, is encouraging but, shall we say, unconvinced. With self-deprecating wit and a disarming frankness, The Know-It-All recounts the unexpected and comically disruptive effects Operation Encyclopedia has on every part of Jacobs's life -- from his newly minted marriage to his complicated relationship with his father and the rest of his charmingly eccentric New York family to his day job as an editor at Esquire. Jacobs's project tests the outer limits of his stamina and forces him to explore the real meaning of intelligence as he endeavors to join Mensa, win a spot on Jeopardy!, and absorb 33,000 pages of learning. On his journey he stumbles upon some of the strangest, funniest, and most profound facts about every topic under the sun, all while battling fatigue, ridicule, and the paralyzing fear that attends his first real-life responsibility -- the impending birth of his first child. The Know-It-All is an ingenious, mightily entertaining memoir of one man's intellect, neuroses, and obsessions and a soul-searching, ultimately touching struggle between the all-consuming quest for factual knowledge and the undeniable gift of hard-won wisdom.


Pdf ebook: The False Teachings of the Man from Planet Rizq

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  • Author : Hussain K. Muhammad-Sunjata
  • Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
  • ISBN: 150359260X
  • Genre: Religion
  • Number of Pages: 90
  • Language: English
  • Views: 1887
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Description: THIS book entails information from the book entitled man from planet Rizq. I have taken the time and energy, and meticulously challenged and, debunked this man’s information. I have literally taken just about every page that I though was worth challenging and extracted the lies and exposed them to be the best of my ability. The scope of his work was not only about him and his community, but also about freeing the minds of those who came in contact or will come in contact with these pathogenic teachings that seem to have premeated the nation. I also take the time to do Dawah (propagate Islam) towards the end of the book by dispelling myths like did the Vatican create Islam?, The Moon god Myth, did the prophet Muhammad really exist? I also show and prove diligently that this man is not from planet Rizq, He is not from the Sudan, or apart of the Al-Mahdi family. In this work Inshallah (God Willing) the reader will see for themselves the fraud unveiled and that his teachings are a hodgepodge of Sumerian, Akkadian, Babylonian and Hindu extractions wrapped with a miniscule amount of truth. Inshallah (God Willing) TRUTH HAS COME AND FALSEHOOD MUST VANISH.


Pdf ebook: The Elephant and the Kangaroo

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Summary: “THERE’S AN ANGEL IN THE CHIMNEY!” Mrs. O’Callaghan had come up with some pretty farfetched notions, but when she came running to Mr. White with th

  • Author : T. H. White
  • Publisher: Pickle Partners Publishing
  • ISBN: 1787205533
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Number of Pages: 182
  • Language: English
  • Views: 1953
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Description: “THERE’S AN ANGEL IN THE CHIMNEY!” Mrs. O’Callaghan had come up with some pretty farfetched notions, but when she came running to Mr. White with this announcement, he was convinced she’d lost all touch with reality. Yet when the sensible English writer—whose only mistake had been to set up his workshop on the O’Callaghan’s rundown Irish farm—ventured into the kitchen to see what had so upset his landlady, he was shocked to discover that the Archangel Michael had come down the chimney and was hovering there, waiting to pass on a message of deep significance: There was going to be a Flood, and it was up to the O’Callaghans and Mr. White to build an Ark just the way Noah had. Well, maybe not exactly the way Noah had. After all, Mr. White didn’t have the same kind of help to work with. Still, he’d find a way to manage, and a way to start the world again too—even though he’d always been a confirmed bachelor. He’d do it all—as long as he didn’t have to save the elephants and the kangaroos! From T. H. White, best-selling author of The Sword and the Stone, The Once and Future King, and The Book of Beasts, comes this long unavailable satirical fantasy of twentieth-century Ireland. First published in 1947, The Elephant and the Kangaroo is something of a modern-day Gulliver’s Travels, exploring an English writer’s journey through a land at once familiar and alien, as he answers an Almighty challenge to save a world which he’s not sure is really worth preserving. And it doesn’t take him long to find out that building an ark just isn’t as easy as it used to be.... “A STINGING COMMENTARY...A MAD FLIGHT OF FANCY.”—Kirkus “HILARIOUSLY FUNNY.”—Library Journal


Pdf ebook: Big Ideas of Early Mathematics

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Summary: This is the eBook of the printed book and may not include any media, website access codes, or print supplements that may come packaged with the bound book.

  • Author : The Early Math Collaborative- Erikson Institute
  • Publisher: Pearson Higher Ed
  • ISBN: 0133259951
  • Genre: Education
  • Number of Pages: 144
  • Language: English
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Description: This is the eBook of the printed book and may not include any media, website access codes, or print supplements that may come packaged with the bound book. Note: This is the bound book only and does not include access to the Enhanced Pearson eText. To order the Enhanced Pearson eText packaged with a bound book, use ISBN 0133548635. In this unique guide, classroom teachers, coaches, curriculum coordinators, college students, and teacher educators get a practical look at the foundational concepts and skills of early mathematics, and see how to implement them in their early childhood classrooms. Big Ideas of Early Mathematics presents the skills educators need to organize for mathematics teaching and learning during the early years. For teachers of children ages three through six, the book provides foundations for further mathematics learning and helps facilitate long-term mathematical understanding. The Enhanced Pearson eText features embedded video. Improve mastery and retention with the Enhanced Pearson eText* The Enhanced Pearson eText provides a rich, interactive learning environment designed to improve student mastery of content. The Enhanced Pearson eText is: Engaging. The new interactive, multimedia learning features were developed by the authors and other subject-matter experts to deepen and enrich the learning experience. Convenient. Enjoy instant online access from your computer or download the Pearson eText App to read on or offline on your iPad® and Android® tablet.* Affordable. Experience the advantages of the Enhanced Pearson eText for 40-65% less than a print bound book. * The Enhanced eText features are only available in the Pearson eText format. They are not available in third-party eTexts or downloads. *The Pearson eText App is available on Google Play and in the App Store. It requires Android OS 3.1-4, a 7” or 10” tablet, or iPad iOS 5.0 or later.


Pdf ebook: A Journey Through Medicine

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Summary: Gisele, born in prewar Silesia, then part of Germany, has to flee with her family to the West in January 1945 to escape the Russian invasion. She loves sch

  • Author : Gisele Microys
  • Publisher: FriesenPress
  • ISBN: 1525555405
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Number of Pages: 221
  • Language: English
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Description: Gisele, born in prewar Silesia, then part of Germany, has to flee with her family to the West in January 1945 to escape the Russian invasion. She loves school, but following her father's premature death, is forced to complete an apprenticeship as a seamstress. At 18 she immigrates to Canada, ahead of her family, as a government sponsored domestic. Through sheer willpower and perseverance she completes high school and enters Premeds, then Medical School at the University of Toronto graduating in 1963. In this compelling, informative, as well as entertaining memoir she vividly describes her and her classmates journey through these six years of learning. She shares her professional experiences in what was then still much of a man's world. Her varied career gives her unique insights into many aspects of medicine and the medical profession. Concurrently she endeavours to fulfil her role as wife and mother. This is a story of determination, pioneering spirit and love, told with candour and a fine sense of humour. An inspiration.


Pdf ebook: I Thought I Was Doing Well Until ...

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Summary: I gave the book the title “I thought I was doing well, until...” because, from the age of five years old, that was how I felt until I faced the reality

  • Author : Miah Williams
  • Publisher: WestBow Press
  • ISBN: 1664228160
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Number of Pages: 332
  • Language: English
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Description: I gave the book the title “I thought I was doing well, until...” because, from the age of five years old, that was how I felt until I faced the reality that I was living a lie. My story started on April 28, 1996, when unexpectedly and supernaturally, Jesus appeared to me and touched me! When Jesus said: “Follow me,” I followed Him without any hesitation and converted from Islam to Christianity. The book is a synthesis of my journey of discovering the Trinity, the Godhead. You will walk with me through the steps which my studying of the Bible took me to know God as a Father, the divinity of Jesus as God and Man, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit. There was never a dull moment in my journey during which I witnessed how God worked miracles in my life, how He showed me that there is a beauty in brokenness and how took me from a place of despair and hatred to hope and love. One of the significant outcomes of my studies is the shifting of my perspectives from seeing life from my own human finite microscopic lenses to GOD’s infinite telescopic lenses.


Pdf ebook: Please Don't Drink the Holy Water!

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Summary: Come along as wry homeschooler Susie Lloyd faces the trials of family Rosary, and tangles with snide education experts, gruff confessors, and pushy relativ

  • Author : Susie Lloyd
  • Publisher: Sophia Institute Press
  • ISBN: 1928832199
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Number of Pages: 201
  • Language: English
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Description: Come along as wry homeschooler Susie Lloyd faces the trials of family Rosary, and tangles with snide education experts, gruff confessors, and pushy relatives who tell her it's time to wake up and join the "real world." Lots of humor here!


Pdf ebook: A.J. Jacobs Omnibus

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Summary: An eBook boxed set that features the first three of A.J. Jacobs's riotous—and surprisingly informative—ventures into experiential journalism. The Know-

  • Author : A. J. Jacobs
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster
  • ISBN: 1451668376
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Number of Pages: 1088
  • Language: English
  • Views: 1196
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Description: An eBook boxed set that features the first three of A.J. Jacobs's riotous—and surprisingly informative—ventures into experiential journalism. The Know-It-All: Puzzle along with A.J. as he endeavors to read—and retain—the entire encyclopedia, and discover what exactly it is he learns along the way. The Year of Living Biblically: Discover what life would be like in the 21st century if you lived precisely by the dictates of the Bible—the insights gained about religion might surprise you. My Life as an Experiment: Join A.J. on a roller-coaster tour of life as a human guinea pig: he explores both the perks and pitfalls of various undertakings in a series of charming essays, including those titled “My Outsourced Life" and "My Life as a Beautiful Woman."


Pdf ebook: Hidden Biscuits

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Summary: Every night of revival--1945 to 1956--the Evangelist and his family carried the mostly Appalachian folks to whom they ministered on up to a higher place. W

  • Author : Audrey Ward
  • Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
  • ISBN: 1498209254
  • Genre: Religion
  • Number of Pages: 282
  • Language: English
  • Views: 1886
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Description: Every night of revival--1945 to 1956--the Evangelist and his family carried the mostly Appalachian folks to whom they ministered on up to a higher place. Worn down bodies in from the heat and dust of a sharecropper's cotton fields or unventilated rooms of the mill barely made it over to the local Pentecostal church house, to the shelter of a raised-up tent or bush arbor. But by the time they sang, shouted, and prayed in response to the Skondeen family's music and preaching, something shifted. In Hidden Biscuits, Audrey Skondeen Ward's memories come alive by way of her writing, as words, songs, and voices long silent are connected through a Deep South landscape.


Pdf ebook: Our Fated Century

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Summary: Our Fated Century is a kaleidoscopic scan of events and attitudes that have affected us and our fellow earthly travelers during the tumultuous period from

  • Author : Grant Rodkey
  • Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
  • ISBN: 152455815X
  • Genre: Science
  • Number of Pages: 240
  • Language: English
  • Views: 665
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Description: Our Fated Century is a kaleidoscopic scan of events and attitudes that have affected us and our fellow earthly travelers during the tumultuous period from 1917 to 2017. During this period, the earth, its people, and their ideas have been ever-changing, and our horizon has shifted from Earth to the universe. The author has had extensive experience in various work and life environments, study, teaching, clinical practice in surgery, medical research, travel, and social interaction. He invites the reader to share in wide-ranging observations and information. In addition, he leaves for his successors cogent suggestions for further study and scientific investigations. The author leaves us with the ancient query Quo vadis? But he appends some guideposts!


Pdf ebook: My Husband Has Died, But That’s Not The Funny Part

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Summary: Losing her husband Dennis unexpectedly in 2011, at the young age of 47, Debra was faced with handling grief in the only way she knew how, with strength, gr

  • Author : Debra J. Blood
  • Publisher: AuthorHouse
  • ISBN: 1481716662
  • Genre: Self-Help
  • Number of Pages: 258
  • Language: English
  • Views: 1464
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Description: Losing her husband Dennis unexpectedly in 2011, at the young age of 47, Debra was faced with handling grief in the only way she knew how, with strength, grace and much laughter. Debra worked through her tears by posting to her husband each day (for one year) on a social media website after his passing. She credits her “seeing the light of day” by sharing funny stories of their time together and walking through the pain, not alone, but with her ever growing unshakeable faith in God and the resounding love of many who have taken this journey each day with her. Through her stories, her daily blog (thehappywidow.com) and her posts she has used her distinctively unique humor, desire to honor the love of her life, and her ability to “tell it like it is” to inspire, lift, and encourage others in a way seldom seen. “Losing the one you love suddenly is like being put on a roller coaster ride (and I have always hated those). You rise slowly, fall fast, hold on for dear life, and scream not so nice words that you hope those around you didn’t hear. But when you get off this ride, while you may not want to buy another ticket, you are so proud of yourself for just being able to say you let go, threw your hands in the air the entire time and you indeed lived through it.” You will laugh, you will cry, at time you will pray you never personally know how she truly feels, but after you read this book that was written to her sweet husband Dennis and for her children Timothy and Sarah, you will believe that just maybe there is a way to face death and come out smiling.


Pdf ebook: Did I Say That Out Loud?

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Summary: From the former editor-in-chief of Real Simple, enjoy this hilarious and deeply insightful take on the indignities of middle age and how to weather them wi

  • Author : Kristin van Ogtrop
  • Publisher: Little, Brown Spark
  • ISBN: 0316497487
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Number of Pages: 304
  • Language: English
  • Views: 1138
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Description: From the former editor-in-chief of Real Simple, enjoy this hilarious and deeply insightful take on the indignities of middle age and how to weather them with grace: "A pure pleasure to read" (Cathi Hanauer, author of Gone). ​ Do you hate the term “middle age?” So does Kristin van Ogtrop, who is still trying to come up with a less annoying way to describe those years when you find yourself both satisfied and outraged, confident and confused, full of appreciation but occasional disdain for the world around you. Like an intimate chat with your best friend, this mostly funny, sometimes sad, always affirming volume from longtime magazine journalist van Ogtrop is a celebration of that period of life when mild humiliations are significantly outweighed by a self-actualized triumph of the spirit. Finally! Featuring stories from her own life, as well as anecdotes from her unwitting friends and family, van Ogtrop encourages you to laugh at the small irritations of midlife: neglectful children, stealth insomnia, forks that try to kill you, t.v. remotes that won’t find Netflix, abdominal muscles that can’t seem to get the job done. But also to acknowledge the things you may have lost: innocence, unbridled optimism, smooth skin. Dear friends. Parents. It’s all here: the sublime and the ridiculous, living together in the pages of this book as they do in your heart, like a big messy family, in this no-better-term-for-it middle age.


Pdf ebook: A Worldwide Christian Delucion

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Summary: A WORLDWIDE CHRISTIAN DELUSION Encyclopedia America (1956) volume 27, page 294L states: “Christianity is derived from Judaism and Judaism was [and still

  • Author : Johannes J.D Villion
  • Publisher: AuthorHouse
  • ISBN: 1481793837
  • Genre: Religion
  • Number of Pages: 116
  • Language: English
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Description: A WORLDWIDE CHRISTIAN DELUSION Encyclopedia America (1956) volume 27, page 294L states: “Christianity is derived from Judaism and Judaism was [and still is] strictly Unnitarion [believe in one God]. The road which led from Jerusalem to Nicaea was scarcely a straight one. 4th century Trinatairians did not reflect accurately early [original Bible] Christian teachings regarding the nature of God. Rather, it was a deviation from this teaching.” Neither Jesus nor his followers intended anything they said about their new revelation to contradict the credo. Constantine himself presided, actively guiding the discussion, and personally proposed the crucial formula expressing the relationship of Christ to God in the creed issued by the council, of one substance with the Father. Overawed by the emperor, the bishops, with two exceptions only, signed the creed, many of them much against their inclination. Henry Chadwick writes in his book titled The Early Church: “Constantine who was the chief architect of the doctrine of the Trinity was not a Christian. Constantine like his father, worshiped the sun; his conversion should not be interpreted as an inward experience of grace . . . It was a military matter.” Historian Will Durant says: “Christianity did not destroy paganism, it adopted it.” At a Jesus seminar in America in 1993, it was concluded that “82% of the words ascribed to Jesus in the gospel were not actually spoken by him” (Britannica, 12th edition, vol. 3, p. 643). There you have it, from the pens of learned Christian scholars that the present Bible is the work of ordinary men and can never be divine. What additional proof could any intelligent person need to disqualify every Bible in existence as the word of God in any language! Can any sensible person argue with such irrefutable evidence?


Pdf ebook: Digital for Good

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Summary: Kids deserve a better digital future. Help them create it. When it comes to raising children in a digital world, every parent feels underprepared and overw

  • Author : Richard Culatta
  • Publisher: Harvard Business Press
  • ISBN: 1647820170
  • Genre: Education
  • Number of Pages: 224
  • Language: English
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Description: Kids deserve a better digital future. Help them create it. When it comes to raising children in a digital world, every parent feels underprepared and overwhelmed. We worry that our children will become addicted to online games, be victims of cyberbullying, or get lost down the rabbit hole of social media. We warn them about all the things they shouldn't do online, but we don't do nearly enough to teach them the skills of digital well-being. It's time to start a new conversation. In Digital for Good, EdTech expert Richard Culatta argues that technology can be a powerful tool for learning, solving humanity's toughest problems, and bringing us closer together. He offers a refreshingly positive framework for preparing kids to be successful in a digital world—one that encourages them to use technology proactively and productively—by outlining five qualities every young person should develop in order to become a thriving, contributing digital citizen: Be balanced: understand when and how much tech use is healthy Stay informed: discern between true and false information Be inclusive: treat others with respect and kindness online Be engaged: use tech to strengthen family relationships and community connections Stay alert: exercise caution and create safe digital spaces for others This practical guide will help parents and children discover the path to becoming effective digital citizens, all while making our online world a better place.


Pdf ebook: The Saga of Toi and Me -- A Memoir

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Summary: The Saga of Toi and Me – A Memoir by Merredith F. Perkins, Ph. D. The Saga of Toi and Me — A Memoir is about our environment, family, and ancestry. It

  • Author : Merredith F. Perkins, Ph.D.
  • Publisher: Dorrance Publishing
  • ISBN: 1480930997
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Number of Pages: 312
  • Language: English
  • Views: 1056
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Description: The Saga of Toi and Me – A Memoir by Merredith F. Perkins, Ph. D. The Saga of Toi and Me — A Memoir is about our environment, family, and ancestry. It’s about how the actions of love can be influential and powerful. Saga is about taking risks and learning something that is beneath the surface of our being that makes us fight for our productive lives. It’s about being down, but getting up. It’s about harnessing a power that we found in ourselves that propelled us forward. Power. This memoir is for “mothers, daughters, fathers and sons, and families” who use their interwoven strength to struggle through circumstances of loss and love. My story is for all to read about examples of how resilience, perseverance, and the strength in each of us propels us to develop a power in handling the matters that we can control and matters that we can’t, self-power that is taught via a people support system. My survival has to be based on my power of determination to do so... and to have newly defined fun along the way. Toi has “unleashed” me to do just that. Looking back and laughing is cathartic, that is what The Saga of Toi and Me — A Memoir is all about.


Pdf ebook: A Paradise to Regain

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Summary: The history of presidential politics reached a new and significant milestone with the election of Barack Obama in 2008. It sparked great hope in America fo

  • Author : Immaculée Harushimana,Mary Alfred,R. Deborah Davis
  • Publisher: Myers Education Press
  • ISBN: 1975501136
  • Genre: Education
  • Number of Pages: 276
  • Language: English
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Description: The history of presidential politics reached a new and significant milestone with the election of Barack Obama in 2008. It sparked great hope in America for greater racial equity and social justice. A Paradise to Regain: Post-Obama Insights from Women Educators of the Black Diaspora seeks to avert the likelihood of erasure of President Obama’s legacy of hope and possibility that every child, regardless of race, faith, and gender affiliation, can dream big and live to see his/her dream turn into reality. As women educators of color, we all agree that the socio-political climate prevailing in the United States of America, since the aftermath of the 2016 election, requires unprecedented agency. The book provides space for Black women educators–African Americans, Naturalized Black Americans, and Foreign-born Blacks from Africa, the Caribbean Islands and South America (e.g., Guyana)–to have a candid conversation with their young children—sons and daughters, nephews and nieces—about the roadblocks they are likely to face as minority youth of color in their pursuit of greatness and the reminder that they have a role model in President Obama to look up to in moments of extreme frustration and exasperation. Voices of engaged educators of color are indispensable to make sure that children understand that that despite a 360-degree turn from eight consecutive years of a reassuring message that “change had come,” that paradise had been gained, into the threatening message of “making America white again,” we count on them to regain the paradise. Perfect for courses such as: Racism and Education Inequality in the Lives of African-American Youth, Introduction to the African Diaspora, Equity and Diversity in Schools, Place, Language, Power and Knowledge, Global and Multicultural Education in the Secondary School, Issues in Urban Education, Culture Power and Education, Social Class Education and Pedagogy, Language, Culture, and Education, The Politics of Literacy and Race in Schools, Race and Racism in Education and Society, Race, Ethnicity and Linguistic Diversity in Classrooms and Communities, and Education and Society.


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Summary: The extraordinary Watts Towers were created over the course of three decades by a determined, single-minded artist, Sabato Rodia, a highly remarkable Itali

  • Author : Luisa Del Giudice
  • Publisher: Fordham University Press
  • ISBN: 0823260666
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Number of Pages: 496
  • Language: English
  • Views: 651
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Description: The extraordinary Watts Towers were created over the course of three decades by a determined, single-minded artist, Sabato Rodia, a highly remarkable Italian immigrant laborer who wanted to do “something big.” Now a National Historic Landmark and internationally renowned destination, the Watts Towers in Los Angeles are both a personal artistic expression and a collective symbol of Nuestro Pueblo—Our Town/Our People. Featuring fresh and innovative examinations that mine deeper and broader than ever before, Sabato Rodia’s Towers in Watts is a much anticipated revisitation of the man and his towers. In 1919, Sabato Rodia purchased a triangular plot of land in a multiethnic, working-class, semi-rural district. He set to work on an unusual building project in his own yard. By night, Rodia dreamed and excogitated, and by day he built. He experimented with form, color, texture, cement mixtures, and construction techniques. He built, tore down, and re-built. As an artist completely possessed by his work, he was often derided as an incomprehensible crazy man. Providing a multifaceted, holistic understanding of Rodia, the towers, and the cultural/social/physical environment within which the towers and their maker can be understood, Sabato Rodia’s Towers in Watts compiles essays from twenty authors, offering perspectives from the arts, the communities involved in the preservation and interpretation of the towers, and the academy. Most of the contributions originated at two interdisciplinary conferences held in Los Angeles and in Italy: “Art & Migration: Sabato Rodia’s Towers in Watts, Los Angeles” and “The Watts Towers Common Ground Initiative: Art, Migrations, Development.” The Watts Towers are wondrous objects of art and architecture as well as the expression and embodiment of the resolve of a singular artistic genius to do something great. But they also recount the heroic civic efforts (art and social action) to save them, both of which continue to this day to evoke awe and inspiration. Sabato Rodia’s Towers in Watts presents a well-rounded tribute to one man’s tenacious labor of love. A portion of royalties from this book will go to support the work of the Watts Towers Arts Center.


Pdf ebook: Frozen in Time

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Summary: The estimable Joseph Epstein—essayist, past editor of The American Scholar, and recipient of the 2003 National Humanities Medal along with Hal Holbrook a

  • Author : Joseph Epstein
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
  • ISBN: 163076194X
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Number of Pages: 256
  • Language: English
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Description: The estimable Joseph Epstein—essayist, past editor of The American Scholar, and recipient of the 2003 National Humanities Medal along with Hal Holbrook and John Updike—brings together twenty short stories in his first such collection since 2010. Most, though not all, of the stories are set in Epstein’s hometown of Chicago, but otherwise they have a variety of subjects: among the titles are "Dad's Gay," "The Casanova of LaSalle Street," "JDate," "Adultery," "Widow's Pique," "Race Relations," "The Man on Whom Everything Was Lost," "My Five Husbands," and "Second Family." Most are stories about family and friendships.


Pdf ebook: Play the Man

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Summary: Somewhere along the way, our culture lost its definition of manhood, leaving generations of men and men-to-be confused about their roles, responsibilities,

  • Author : Mark Batterson
  • Publisher: Baker Books
  • ISBN: 1493409220
  • Genre: Religion
  • Number of Pages: 224
  • Language: English
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Description: Somewhere along the way, our culture lost its definition of manhood, leaving generations of men and men-to-be confused about their roles, responsibilities, relationships, and the reason God made them men. It's into this "no man's land" that New York Times bestselling author Mark Batterson declares his mantra for manhood: play the man. In this inspiring call to something greater, he helps men understand what it means to be a man of God by unveiling seven virtues of manhood. Mark shares inspiring stories of manhood, including the true story of the hero and martyr Polycarp, who first heard the voice from heaven say, "Play the man." Mark couples those stories with practical ideas about how to disciple the next generation of men. This is more than a book; it's a movement of men who will settle for nothing less than fulfilling their highest calling to be the man and the father God has destined them to be. Play the man. Make the man.