Professor Biography i STEPHEN RESSLER, PH.D., P.E., DIST.M.ASCE Professor Emeritus United States Military Academy at West Point Stephen Ressler is Professor Emeritus from the United States Military Academy at West Point, where he taught for 21 years. He earned a bachelor of science degree from West Point, master’s and Ph.D. degrees in Civil Engineering from Lehigh University, and a master of strategic studies degree from the U.S. Army War College. Professor Ressler is a registered professional engineer in the commonwealth of Virginia. He is also an amateur artist and craftsman who created all of the physical models and most of the computer models and graphics used in this course. Professor Ressler served for 34 years as a commissioned officer in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and retired at the rank of brigadier general in 2013. He served in a variety of military engineering assignments in the United States, Europe, and Central Asia, including 21 years as a member of the West Point faculty. At West Point, Professor Ressler taught courses in engineering mechanics, structural analysis, structural design, construction management, professional practice, and civil engineering history. In 2007, he deployed to Afghanistan to develop a civil engineering program for the newly created National Military Academy of Afghanistan in Kabul. In that capacity, he designed the civil engineering curriculum, hired the first cohort of Afghan faculty, and developed 2 laboratory facilities. Professor Ressler has focused his scholarly work and professional service in the area of engineering education. He has written more than 80 scholarly papers on teaching techniques, faculty development, curriculum assessment, engineering outreach to primary and secondary schools, engineering accreditation, and information technology. Professor Ressler’s work has earned 9 Best Paper Awards from the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) and 1 from the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE). Professor Ressler was the creator and director of the West Point Bridge Design Contest, a nationwide Internet‑based engineering competition that engaged more than 50,000 middle school and high school students between 2001 and 2016. He is also a developer and principal instructor for the Excellence in Civil Engineering Education (ExCEEd) Teaching Workshop, a landmark faculty development program sponsored by ASCE. The workshop has provided rigorous teacher training to more than 500 civil engineering faculty members from more than 200 colleges and universities over the past 14 years. Professor Ressler has won numerous national awards for engineering education and service. From ASCE, he received the President’s Medal, the ExCEEd Leadership Award, and the John I. Parcel‑Leif J. Sverdrup Civil Engineering Management Award. ASCE also named him a distinguished member in 2005. From ASEE, Professor Ressler received the George K. Wadlin Distinguished Service Award, the Distinguished Educator Award, and the Dow Outstanding New Faculty Award. In 2017, he was named a fellow of ASEE. Professor Ressler also received the Society of American Military Engineers’ Bliss Medal for Outstanding Contributions to Engineering Education, the American Association of Engineering Societies’ Norm Augustine Award for Outstanding Achievement in Engineering Communications, the Premier Award for Excellence in Engineering Education Courseware, and the EDUCOM Medal for application of information technology in education. Professor Ressler was named one of Engineering News‑Record’s Top 25 Newsmakers who served construction in 2000. In 2011, he received ASCE’s highest award—the Outstanding Projects and Leaders Award, which is presented to only 5 of ASCE’s 140,000 members each year. Professor Ressler’s other Great Courses are Everyday Engineering: Understanding the Marvels of Daily Life; Understanding Greek and Roman Technology: From Catapult to the Pantheon; and Understanding the World’s Greatest Structures: Science and Innovation from Antiquity to Modernity.
'She put her hand in her pocket, drew out the key, and found it fitted the keyhole . . . she held back the swinging curtain of ivy and pushed back the door which opened slowly. Then she slipped through it, looking about her and breathing quite fast with excitement and wonder and delight. She was standing inside the secret garden' Everybody at Misselthwaite Manor agrees that Mary Lennox is the most disagreeable child they have ever met. Pale, selfish and spoilt, the ten-year-old orphan has been sent from India to her uncle's estate and she is determined to hate everything about it. But the isolated house on the Yorkshire moors holds secrets that Mary cannot resist exploring: pitiful crying that echoes down the corridors at night and a hidden walled garden. When a robin leads Mary to the buried key, not only is the garden unlocked, but also her heart. And as the garden blooms, for the first time in her life, Mary discovers friendship. This is where the magic begins... 'The mystery element kept me turning the pages but it was the superb characterisation that made the story stay with me. It taught me that it's never too late to remake yourself into someone better' Malorie Blackman 'There is an old-fashioned tenderness and joy to it; the sense that magic happens if you are observant and quiet and know it will' Sophie Dahl A collection that will be coveted by children and adults alike, this list is the best in children's literature, curated by Virago. These are timeless tales with beautiful covers, that will be treasured and shared across the generations. Some titles you will already know; some will be new to you, but there are stories for everyone to love, whatever your age. Our list includes Nina Bawden (Carrie's War, The Peppermint Pig), Rumer Godden (The Dark Horse, An Episode of Sparrows), Joan Aiken (The Serial Garden, The Gift Giving) E. Nesbit (The Psammead Trilogy, The Bastable Trilogy, The Railway Children), L. M. Montgomery (The Anne of Green Gables series) and Susan Coolidge (The What Katy Did Trilogy). Discover Virago Children's Classics.
Sweet Stallion\The Unexpected Affair\Love in Logan Beach\The One That I Want
Author: Deborah Fletcher Mello
Looking for entertaining stories of drama, glamour and passion featuring sophisticated and sensual African American and multicultural heroes and heroines? Harlequin Kimani Romance brings you all this and more with these four new full-length books for one great price! SWEET STALLION The Stallions Deborah Fletcher Mello Naomi Stallion is ready to introduce her organic food co-op to her Utah town. But a bidding war over the property she wants puts her against sexy corporate attorney Patrick O’Brien. When the stakes rise, will Patrick choose his career or the woman he yearns for? THE UNEXPECTED AFFAIR The Talbots of Harbour Island Monica Richardson Whitney Talbot made a checklist of everything she wants in a life partner. Construction worker Lane Martin possesses a few of those traits—especially the tall, dark and devastatingly attractive part. But Lane could lose her…unless the beautiful teacher opens her heart to love. LOVE IN LOGAN BEACH House of Thorn Shirley Hailstock The storm that devastated Logan Beach ravaged everything Rosanna Turner once knew. David Thorn wants to help repair the stricken town—while discovering who’s been embezzling from his family’s new acquisition. Soon he is in need of Rosanna’s expertise…but will mutual mistrust undermine their chance for something wonderful? THE ONE THAT I WANT The Meadows Family Michelle Monkou Since learning he’s part of the Meadows family, Professor Dresden Haynes has tried to stay out of the spotlight. But entertainment manager Laxmi Holder can’t resist turning Dresden’s orderly world upside down. With trust at a premium, will they lose their chance at a perfect match? Join HarlequinMyRewards.com to earn FREE books and more. Earn points for all your Harlequin purchases from wherever you shop.
Including A Little Princess, Little Lord Fauntleroy & The Making of a Marchioness (or Emily Fox-Seton)
Author: Frances Hodgson Burnett
Publisher: Musaicum Books
The Secret Garden (1911) tells an inspirational tale of transformation and empowerment. Mary Lennox, a sickly and contrary little girl, is orphaned to dim prospects in a gloomy English manor - her only friend is a bed-ridden boy named Colin whose prospects may be dimmer than hers. But when Mary finds the key to a Secret Garden, the magical powers of transformation fall within her reach. A Little Princess (1905) Sara Crewe, a pupil at Miss Minchin's London school, is left in poverty when her father dies, but is later rescued by a mysterious benefactor. Little Lord Fauntleroy (1886). Cedric Errol is a poor American boy who finds out that he is the sole heir to a wealthy British earldom and thus becomes Lord Fauntleroy. The Making of a Marchioness (1901) It was originally published in two parts: the first tells the fairy tale-like story of how our heroine, Emily Fox-Seton, became the Marchioness of Walderhurst. The second, originally titled The Methods of Lady Walderhurst, is a down-to-earth portrayal of the realities of Victorian marriage, with a bit of a Victorian sensation vibe to it. Frances Eliza Hodgson Burnett (1849 – 1924) was an English-American playwright and author. She is best known for her children's stories, in particular Little Lord Fauntleroy , A Little Princess, and The Secret Garden.
Start planning your schedule right now! No need to wait until the new year! This planner includes 16 months of dates, from August 2016 to December 2017, with holidays marked. Each month is printed on a two page spread. This large 8.5 x 11 Monthly Planner will help keep your schedule organized and your plans tidy and together! Use this lightweight, paperback planner for all your of scheduling needs- keep track of important events, organize your to-do list by dates, or keep track of work deadlines! Enjoy a beautiful planner that's great to keep you organized and to carry with you anywhere you go!
‘The Journey’ is a novel in three volumes set against the backdrop of World War 2. It is a story of unimaginable deprivation and survival, love and loss, of friendships forged through most challenging experiences.
Take a journey through the garden in this captivating children's book and discover the endless delights, surprises, secrets, and gifts it yields all year long. This wonderfully insightful and brilliantly illustrated book on gardens and gardeners will provide hours of absorbing fun while introducing young readers to the joys of planning, planting, and harvesting. In vibrant watercolors Vincent Grav� shows us how there's something happening every month in the Big Garden. Renowned landscape designer Gilles Cl�ment's lyrical text gently teaches young readers not only what's involved in planning a garden, but how plants, insects, and humans interact all year long to make the garden thrive. Along the way, we witness a forest of mushrooms, the miracle of eggs, and the incredible universe found in a single flower. In every picture, tiny gardeners busy themselves among the leaves, seeds, and earth. Fascinating, heartfelt, and elegantly produced, this book celebrates the deep connection between humans and nature.
This is the gardening book reimagined for a new generation. A book for people who want to learn how to grow things, but haven't got a clue where to start. With the average person now spending an enormous 8 hours and 41 minutes in front of a screen every day, gardening is an easy way to escape for half an hour. Whether on a rented balcony or a sunny kitchen windowsill, it turns out growing something with your own two hands can make you feel better. Which is where HOW TO GROW comes in. Irreverent and inspiring, this book will equip you with all the know-how and confidence you need to take your first steps into a lifelong gardening love affair - trowel in one hand, drink in the other. From growing your first wonky courgette to completely transforming a shady patio garden, in HOW TO GROW, self-taught gardener Hollie Newton divulges all the secrets she's discovered over the past few years as she's journeyed from gardening novice to vegetable-grower-extraordinaire - all from her pint-sized London garden. With chapters on easy-to-grow veg, fruit, herbs, salad and flowers (along with plenty of tried-and-tested guidance to keeping those plants alive, and delicious recipes to make the most of your haul), you'll also learn everything from the basics of planning your garden to stylish design ideas. Focusing on small and urban spaces and including beautiful photography throughout, this is practical advice for a whole new generation of gardeners.
From USA Today bestselling authors Gin Jones and Elizabeth Ashby comes a brand new mystery... It's Independence Day weekend, and Maria Dolores, the descendant of Danger Cove's first lighthouse keeper, is the new manager of the Lighthouse Farmers' Market. While she may be a bit uncertain about her career change—trading financial planning for flower stalls and farm fresh produce—she's still determined to get the market into shape and onto one of the region's "best of" lists. From the very beginning, though, events conspire against her. Her mentor and attractive local farmer, Merle Curtis, fails to show up to introduce her to the vendors, the stalls are all in the wrong place, and an earthquake shakes up everyone in the market! In its aftermath, Maria realizes the flower vendor is more than shaken up... she's dead. Maria suddenly finds herself embroiled in a small town mystery that's got everyone on edge. Will it all lead to the end of Maria's new career? Or worse yet... her life? The Danger Cove books: Secret of the Painted Lady (a Danger Cove Renovation Mystery) Murder and Mai Tais (a Danger Cove Cocktail Mystery) Death by Scones (a Danger Cove Bakery Mystery) Four-Patch of Trouble (a Danger Cove Quilting Mystery) Deadly Dye and a Soy Chai (a Danger Cove Hair Salon Mystery) Killer Closet Case (a Danger Cove B&B Mystery) Tree of Life and Death (a Danger Cove Quilting Mystery) A Killing in the Market (a Danger Cove Farmers' Market short story in the "Killer Beach Reads" collection) Killer Colada (a Danger Cove Cocktail Mystery) Passion, Poison & Puppy Dogs (a Danger Cove Pet Sitter Mystery) A Novel Death (a Danger Cove Bookshop Mystery) Robbing Peter to Kill Paul (a Danger Cove Quilting Mystery) Sinister Snickerdoodles (a Danger Cove Bakery Mystery) Hurricanes and Heroes (a Danger Cove Cocktail Mystery) A Death in the Flower Garden (a Danger Cove Famers' Market Mystery) About Danger Cove: Danger Cove is a sleepy little town in the Pacific Northwest and home to renowned mystery novelist, Elizabeth Ashby. While Elizabeth swears the stories she writes are fiction, you can find the inspiration for her murderous tales all over Danger Cove...from the intriguing cast of local characters to the places to eat, play, and explore in Danger Cove. Don't let our name fool you—we're the friendliest (even if deadliest) town in the Pacific Northwest! Visit us at dangercovemysteries.com