25 FANTASTIC PROJECTS Illuminate How the Body Works

Author: Kathleen M. Reilly

Publisher: Nomad Press

ISBN: 161930080X

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 128

View: 7040

Kids will be amazed at all the action that’s going on right inside their own bodies, from understanding just how that apple turns into energy to how the “leftovers” make their exit. The Human Body: 25 Fantastic Projects Illuminate How the Body Works will engage kids with hands-on activities that will show them all the fantastic, well-orchestrated systems at work in their very own bodies—they’ll see exactly how smoke affects the lung, how the heart really acts as a liquid pump, and how the different joints are structured and serve different purposes. Kids will gain a concrete understanding of their bodies—and realize in the process just how amazing they really are.

Playing Politics with Science

Balancing Scientific Independence and Government Oversight

Author: David B. Resnik

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: 0195375890

Category: Philosophy

Page: 228

View: 1990

Here David B. Resnik explores the philosophical, political, and ethical issues related to the politicalization of science and develops a conceptual framework for thinking about government restrictions on scientific practice.

Simulation-Based Engineering of Complex Systems

Author: John R. Clymer

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 047040129X

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 503

View: 3246

A hands-on approach to understanding, designing, analyzing, and evaluating complex systems During the last few years, Simulation-Based Systems Engineering (SBSE) has become an essential tool for the design and evaluation of complex systems. This is the first book to cover the basic principles of complex systems through the use of hands-on experimentation using an icon-based simulation tool. Utilizing the accompanying software tool ExtendSim, which works with the OpEMCSS library, readers are invited to engage in simulation-based experiments that demonstrate the principles of complex systems with an emphasis on design, analysis, and evaluation. A number of real-world examples are included to demonstrate how to model complex systems across a range of engineering, business, societal, economic, and scientific disciplines. Beginning with an introduction to SBSE, the book covers: Simulation concepts and building blocks Systems design and model development Markov model development Reliability processes Queuing theory in SBSE Rule-based learning and adaptation Agent motion and spatial interactions Multi-agent system of systems Assuming only a very basic background in problem-solving ability, this book is ideal as a textbook for students (a homework solution manual is also available) and as a reference book for practitioners in industry.

Conservation Biology

Evolution in Action

Author: Scott P. Carroll,Charles W. Fox

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199719228

Category: Science

Page: 392

View: 4781

The main goal of this book is to encourage and formalize the infusion of evolutionary thinking into mainstream conservation biology. It reviews the evolutionary foundations of conservation issues, and unifies conceptual and empirical advances in evolutionary conservation biology. The book can be used either as a primary textbook or as a supplementary reading in an advanced undergraduate or graduate level course - likely to be called Conservation Biology or in some cases Evolutionary Ecology. The focus of chapters is on current concepts in evolution as they pertain to conservation, and the empirical study of these concepts. The balanced treatment avoids exhaustive reviews and overlapping duplication among the chapters. Little background in genetics is assumed of the reader.

Pets and the Elderly

The Therapeutic Bond

Author: Odean Cusack,Elaine Smith

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317774434

Category: Psychology

Page: 248

View: 7342

Here is an excellent “how-to” guide for initiating pet-facilitated therapy programs with the elderly. Pets and the Elderly is a practical book that explains how to implement carefully planned programs in residential and nursing homes and in geriatric and psychiatric hospitals, with pets in residence or as visitors. The authors review past research, building a strong case for the therapeutic use of pets in the rehabilitation of older persons. They also share innovative program suggestions, testimonials from participants of successful programs, a comprehensive questionnaire for program evaluation, and the advantages and disadvantages of using various pets, highlighting their therapeutic potential, the training and care required, and much more!

Crowded Airwaves

Campaign Advertising in Elections

Author: James A. Thurber,Candice J. Nelson,David A. Dulio

Publisher: Brookings Institution Press

ISBN: 9780815798958

Category: Political Science

Page: 187

View: 6992

Political advertising plays a key role in modern electioneering and has formed part of political campaigns since the earliest federal elections were held in the United States. As modes of mass communication have evolved, so have the venues for campaign advertising—from newspapers to radio and television, and today, the Internet. Not only have the outlets for political advertising expanded over the past twenty years, so have the number of groups using it to convey information and advance their points of view. Because political advertising has become such a pervasive medium for candidates, political parties, and special interest groups, understanding its role in election campaigns becomes all the more important. Crowded Airwaves gathers some of the most significant new work in American political advertising and communication. The contributors provide an objective and balanced analysis of political advertising: its causes, its growth, and its consequences on elections in the United States. The chapters in this volume tackle three of the most interesting and most complicated issues in political advertising today: the characterization of ads and the need to measure their impact; the agenda-setting and priming effects of ads; and the role and implications of issue advertising for the electorate. The contributors focus in particular on the effects and consequences of negative advertising. Crowded Airwaves will appeal to readers who are interested in political campaigns and communication. It will be of special importance to those concerned with the tone and content of electoral campaigns and political discourse.

Lil' Campers

A Story of a Magic Campfire

Author: Barbara Simbro

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1438902565

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 24

View: 6987

This story is about three friends who's hopes and dreams come true with a little help from a magic campfire and a twinkling star. The friends share their hopes with each other during their summer camping trip by the magic campfire. A glowing ash from the magic campfire carries their hopes to the stars above. A star will twinkle for only them to see and they dream and live their very best hope! This book will stir the imagination of all who read it. It also includes safety tips for camping, fishing and riding bikes as well as a coloring activity.

Listen and Play Blues Keyboard

Author: Bert Konowitz

Publisher: Alfred Music Publishing

ISBN: 9780739016695

Category: Music

Page: 48

View: 8900

This unique book and CD will give you the tools you need to transform the music that you read into the way it should sound when played. Written music offers the notes, but it may not completely tell you how to perform them. Playing the blues in an authentic manner requires specific techniques that are difficult to notate. However, it can be achieved by combining note reading along with listening to a recording of how it is supposed to sound. Once and for all, the Listen & Play approach puts an end the often-heard lament, "I'm reading it correctly, but why doesn't it sound like the blues?" The CD includes performances of all the examples and tunes-----some of the music is played at a slower practice tempo to make learning easier.

First Year Charts Collection for Jazz Ensemble

Author: Alfred Music

Publisher: Alfred Music

ISBN: 9781457494505

Category: Music

Page: 24

View: 708

12 outstanding arrangements for the beginning jazz ensemble written by experienced educational arrangers and composers. A variety of styles and tempos are included: swing, ballads, rock, pop, holiday, Latin and a great warm-up chart titled "Loosen Up." This collection of charts is written for full instrumentation of 5 saxophones, 3 trumpets, 3 trombones, and 4 rhythm, but designed to sound full and complete with reduced instrumentation of just nine players - 2 Alto Saxes, Tenor Sax, 2 Trumpets, Trombone, Piano, Bass and Drums. Optional parts are available for C Flute, Tuba (doubles Bass part), Horn in F (doubles 1st Trombone), and Baritone Horn T.C. (doubles 1st Trombone). Rhythm section parts offer suggestions for voicings and rhythms and guitar chord frames are included to assist young guitarists. Solos are written out for improvised sections and there is plenty of full sounding ensemble. Titles: * Chattanooga Choo Choo * El Gato Gordo * James Bond Theme * A Jazzy Merry Christmas * The Judge * Li'l Darlin' * Loosen Up * One O'Clock Jump * Over the Rainbow * Peter Gunn Theme * The Pink Panther * Rock This Town

Teaching in the Primary School

A Learning Relationship

Author: Neil Kitson,Roger Merry

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134753659

Category: Education

Page: 208

View: 3375

It is now widely recognized that learners are more successful when they are active participants in the learning relationship. This book offers a general introduction to primary education and child development, using the learning relationship between teachers and children as its focus. Divided into two parts, the first looks at the child's contribution to the learning relationship, and the second examines that of the teacher.

Banking on Change

Democratising Finance in South Africa 1994-2004

Author: David Porteous,Ethel Hazelhurst

Publisher: Juta and Company Ltd

ISBN: 9781919930855

Category: Banks and banking

Page: 244

View: 7181

This book tells the tale of ten years of experiment and innovation in a crucial economic arena: making financial markets work for the poor. As well as describing the current state of access to financial services, it also analyses key developments and innovations since 1994, and suggests policy directions for the next decade. The book is intended for policy makers, regulators, bankers, development professionals, donors, and everyone with an interest in finance in South Africa today.

The age of the storytellers

British popular fiction magazines, 1880-1950

Author: Michael Ashley

Publisher: Oak Knoll Pr

ISBN: 9781584561705

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 308

View: 2698

"This is a complete guide to the popular fiction magazines of the golden age of storytelling, with comprehensive illustrated studies of 70 of the most important magazines, and detailed information on over 70 others. Included are such famous titles as The Strand, Nash's, Pall Mall and The Idler, out of which evolved some of the greatest fictional characters - including Sherlock Homes, Fu Manchu, Bulldog Drummond, Father Brown, Jeeves and Wooster, Miss Marple, Just William and Winnie the Pooh. An introduction places the magazines in the context of the evolution of popular literature, showing how these magazines developed not only the most widely read fiction of the day but also many of the literary icons that still shape our imagination"--Back cover.

Laurentian Tales. --

Author: William Bowman Tucker

Publisher: Palala Press

ISBN: 9781379056102

Category: History

Page: 332

View: 2493

This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important, and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it. This work was reproduced from the original artifact, and remains as true to the original work as possible. Therefore, you will see the original copyright references, library stamps (as most of these works have been housed in our most important libraries around the world), and other notations in the work. This work is in the public domain in the United States of America, and possibly other nations. Within the United States, you may freely copy and distribute this work, as no entity (individual or corporate) has a copyright on the body of the work. As a reproduction of a historical artifact, this work may contain missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. Scholars believe, and we concur, that this work is important enough to be preserved, reproduced, and made generally available to the public. We appreciate your support of the preservation process, and thank you for being an important part of keeping this knowledge alive and relevant.

Women's Philosophies of Education

Thinking Through Our Mothers

Author: Connie Titone,Karen E. Maloney

Publisher: Prentice Hall


Category: Education

Page: 214

View: 3956

This work presents the educational philosophies of seven women from a variety of times, cultures, and classes whose ideas have influenced our thinking on education in the United States. Readers can access a broad range and depth of information from this book in order to form their own answers to essential questions about education. The book presents several philosophical themes in each chapter which include each female pioneer's beliefs about human nature and the purpose of life, the author's answers to questions such as how education “ought” to be, how women “ought” to be educated, and the role of women in society, as well as the type of curriculum and pedagogy that emerge from the woman's specific philosophical stance. Covers the contributions of two women who are contemporary U.S. philosophers; and five women from a variety of racial and ethnic groups.For educators or individuals interested in the role women play in education.

The Organisation Shadow Side Audit

Author: W. Tate

Publisher: Triarchy Press

ISBN: 9781902433974

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 132

View: 5440

Organisations are not rational. Yet most managers who need to make improvements talk about the rational: resources, organisation charts, reporting channels, mission statements, committees, policies. Rivalry, fear, ambition, greed, power, lust... In fact, most organisations' problems are more to do with inter-departmental rivalry, ambition, personal jealousies, greed, office politics, personalities, power struggles, interest groups, sexual attraction, fear and intimidation. This is the shadow-side. Its influence is pervasive, but it is also a vital safety valve. It is where we retain our individuality against the pressures of our job and the rules and requirements of the organisation. So the task of management is to not to tame the shadow-side, but to keep a balance between it and the official system. Organisations behave tabloid but plan broadsheet Few managers can manage the shadow-side. It is outside the scope of training, often undiscussed and undiscussible. Yet it is the backcloth for much of what goes on inside organisations. Learn to understand and manage the shadow-side Use this audit to learn how you and your fellow managers can 'read', understand and manage the shadow-side to benefit the organisation as a whole. This means achieving a balance between the rational and non-rational. The audit shows how to do this and approaches the subject at various levels: * Understanding what the shadow-side is. * Why the shadow-side matters in organisations, and why it is important to gain control over it. * Developing more highly tuned antennae that help managers see the shadow-side at work. * Acquiring the analytical skill to be able to tease out what is going on at any time. * Improving individuals' skills in managing the shadow-side. * Bringing benefits to the organisation in everyday performance, especially at times of change.

Washington Nationals 101

Author: Brad M. Epstein

Publisher: Michaelson Entertainment

ISBN: 9781607302506

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: N.A

View: 6141

Washington Nationals 101 is required reading for every Nationals fan! From the 2005 Inaugural Season to the majesty of the new Nationals Park, you'll share all the memories with the next generation. Enjoy all the traditions of your favorite team, learn the basics about playing baseball and share your passion for America's pastime!

Too Many Princes

Author: Deby Fredericks


ISBN: 1896944876

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

View: 7820

Brastigan knows it well enough; he is 13th in line for the throne, and he is bored. A misfit and rogue, Brastigan keeps busy drinking and fighting, until one day he nearly dies in a brawl. Was it an accident - or attempted murder? Before he can find out, Brastigan is packed off on a "noble quest" to find the sorceress Yriatt, who may be able to answer his questions. With him goes Lottres, his half-brother and life long friend. But Lottres has his own reasons for wanting to see Yriatt. His secret threatens to tear their friendship apart. Meanwhile, their sister Therula waits and worries about her lover, Pikarus, who went with the two princes on their quest. She alone realizes that Crutham has been infiltrated by forces of darkest sorcery. It's a race against time in this story of romance, treachery and the bond between brothers. Only Brastigan, who doesn't fit in anywhere, can thwart the secret traitor - and maybe find out where he truly belongs.

Buzz Sees the Difference

Fast Lane Purple Fiction

Author: Carmel Reilly

Publisher: Nelson Australia

ISBN: 9781408501436

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 24

View: 9483

Fast Lane is a brand new reading intervention series developed for 8 to 14-year old struggling readers. It provides them with a variety of engaging, wonderfully illustrated stories and non-fiction texts which will appeal to even the most reluctant child reader. The series provides a complete program for junior reading intervention, and each book comes with a mini-audio disk for supporting and reinforcing children's fluency in reading.