Alien in My Pocket #6: Forces of Nature

Author: Nate Ball

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN:

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 144

View: 281

Zack and Amp get a serious surprise in Forces of Nature, the sixth installment of this fun intergalactic chapter book series by Nate Ball, the host of PBS’s Design Squad and Design Squad Nation. Ever since Amp crash-landed his spaceship through Zack McGee’s window, Zack’s life has gone in some unexpected directions. But when everything goes wrong on the McGee family camping trip, Zack’s going to need Amp’s alien scouting skills to navigate the great outdoors and find their way back to civilization! Like every book in the Alien in My Pocket series, Forces of Nature mixes Common Core–aligned science with safe, hands-on experiments that young readers will love. This installment includes a build-your-own compass experiment. Publishers Weekly said of Alien in My Pocket: Blast Off!: “With its screwball comedy and lively dialogue, the novel gives readers the opportunity to laugh as they learn.”

Forces of Nature

Author: Nate Ball

Publisher: Harper

ISBN:

Category: Camping

Page: 132

View: 340

"Ever since Amp crash-landed his spaceship through Zack McGee's window, Zack's life has gone in some unexpected directions. But when everything goes wrong on the McGee family camping trip, Zack's going to need Amp's alien scouting skills to navigate the great outdoors and find their way back to civilization!"--

Pocket Maps and Public Poetry in the English Renaissance

Author: Katarzyna Lecky

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN:

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 304

View: 757

Katarzyna Lecky explores how early modern British poets paid by the state adapted inclusive modes of nationhood charted by inexpensive, small-format maps. She explores chapbooks ('cheapbooks') by Edmund Spenser, Samuel Daniel, Ben Jonson, William Davenant, and John Milton alongside the portable cartography circulating in the same retail print industry. Domestic pocket maps were designed for heavy use by a broad readership that included those on the fringes of literacy. The era's de facto laureates all banked their success as writers appealing to this burgeoning market share by drawing the nation as the property of the commonwealth rather than the Crown. This book investigates the accessible world of small-format cartography as it emerges in the texts of the poets raised in the expansive public sphere in which pocket maps flourished. It works at the intersections of space, place, and national identity to reveal the geographical imaginary shaping the flourishing business of cheap print. Its placement of poetic economies within mainstream systems of trade also demonstrates how cartography and poetry worked together to mobilize average consumers as political agents. This everyday form of geographic poiesis was also a strong platform for poets writing for monarchs and magistrates when their visions of the nation ran counter to the interests of the government.

The Pocket Webster School & Office Dictionary

Author: POCKET BOOKS STAFF

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN:

Category: Education

Page: 888

View: 720

The indispensable guide for everyone who needs to know the right word, in the right place, at the right time... For easy reference, every word included in this dictionary receives a separate entry and indication of its pronunciation. The pronunciations are recorded in the simplest key consistent with accurate transcription. The definitions are written in a clear, simple style and individual parts of speech are clearly distinguished. Slang words are designated (Slang), and words of foreign origin that are not yet fully naturalized in English are marked with the language of origin. In addition, The Pocket Webster School & Office Dictionary contains an up-to-date gazetteer, a perpetual calendar, and other lists and tables on a variety of subjects, making this book a valuable volume of general information. Book jacket.

The Emergence of Life

From Chemical Origins to Synthetic Biology

Author: Pier Luigi Luisi

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN:

Category: Science

Page: 480

View: 769

This fully updated and expanded edition addresses the origins of biological and synthetic life from a systems biology perspective.

The Genres of Gulliver's Travels

Author: Frederik N. Smith

Publisher: University of Delaware Press

ISBN:

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 265

View: 846

A reevaluation of Swift's masterpiece and a test of the usefulness of examining a text through the perspective of genre. Gulliver is explored from the standpoint of picaresque, history, novel, children's literature, illustrated book, scientific prose, science fiction, philosophical treatise, and satire.

The Country Gentleman

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Agriculture

Page:

View: 813

A journal for the farm, the garden, and the fireside, devoted to improvement in agriculture, horticulture, and rural taste; to elevation in mental, moral, and social character, and the spread of useful knowledge and current news.

An American Dictionary of the English Language

Containing the Whole Vocabulary of the First Edition, the Entire Corrections and Improvements of the Second Edition, to which is Prefixed an Introductory Dissertation on the Origin, History, and Connection, of the Languages of Western Asia and Europe, with an Explanation of the Principles on which Languages are Formed

Author: Noah Webster

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: English language

Page: 1376

View: 476

Reality and man

an essay in the metaphysics of human nature

Author: Semen Li︠u︡dvigovich Frank

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Philosophy

Page: 238

View: 310