Star Trek the Official Guide to Our Universe

Star Trek the Official Guide to Our Universe Author Andrew Fazekas
ISBN-10 9781426216527
Release 2016-06
Pages 237
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This book takes you for the first time to the edge of our real galaxy and beyond. Stunningly illustrated with hundreds of full-colour, futuristic star charts, illustrations and astronomical photos, explore the real-life deep space destinations as seen on television and film screens. An introduction to the astronomy of Star Trek and takes you on a voyage of discovery, examining the true astronomical counterparts that can be found in the night sky. From Altair to Vega and from red giants to white dwarfs, readers can visit over 50 real celestial objects visible in the night sky, as known to the Starfleet Academy. Print run 50,000.



Bedtime Math A Fun Excuse to Stay Up Late

Bedtime Math  A Fun Excuse to Stay Up Late Author Laura Overdeck
ISBN-10 9781466848368
Release 2013-06-25
Pages 96
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Our mission: to make math a fun part of kids' everyday lives. We all know it's wonderful to read bedtime stories to kids, but what about doing math? Many generations of Americans are uncomfortable with math and numbers, and too often we hear the phrase, "I'm just not good at math!" For decades, this attitude has trickled down from parents to their kids, and we now have a culture that finds math dry, intimidating, and just not cool. Bedtime Math wants to change all that. Inside this book, families will find fun, mischief-making math problems to tackle—math that isn't just kid-friendly, but actually kid-appealing. With over 100 math riddles on topics from jalapeños and submarines to roller coasters and flamingos, this book bursts with math that looks nothing like school. And with three different levels of challenge (wee ones, little kids, and big kids), there's something for everyone. We can make numbers fun, and change the world, one Bedtime Math puzzle at a time.



The Boy Who Loved Too Much

The Boy Who Loved Too Much Author Jennifer Latson
ISBN-10 9781476774060
Release 2017-06-20
Pages 304
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The poignant story of a boy’s coming-of-age complicated by Williams syndrome, a genetic disorder that makes people biologically incapable of distrust. What would it be like to see everyone as a friend? Twelve-year-old Eli D’Angelo has a genetic disorder that obliterates social inhibitions, making him irrepressibly friendly, indiscriminately trusting, and unconditionally loving toward everyone he meets. It also makes him enormously vulnerable. Eli lacks the innate skepticism that will help his peers navigate adolescence more safely—and vastly more successfully. Journalist Jennifer Latson follows Eli over three critical years of his life as his mother, Gayle, must decide whether to shield Eli entirely from the world and its dangers or give him the freedom to find his own way and become his own person. By intertwining Eli and Gayle’s story with the science and history of Williams syndrome, the book explores the genetic basis of behavior and the quirks of human nature. More than a case study of a rare disorder, however, The Boy Who Loved Too Much is a universal tale about the joys and struggles of raising a child, of growing up, and of being different.



The Realization of Star Trek Technologies

The Realization of Star Trek Technologies Author Mark E. Lasbury
ISBN-10 9783319409146
Release 2016-08-24
Pages 320
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The Realization of Star Trek Technologies has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from The Realization of Star Trek Technologies also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full The Realization of Star Trek Technologies book for free.



The Chief Inspector Gamache Series

The Chief Inspector Gamache Series Author Louise Penny
ISBN-10 9781466888432
Release 2015-04-07
Pages 960
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#1 New York Times and Globe and Mail bestselling author Louse Penny's beloved Chief Inspector Armand Gamache mystery novels have received critical acclaim, won numerous awards, and have enthralled millions of readers. Featuring Chief Inspector of Homicide Armand Gamache of the Sûreté du Québec, these extraordinary novels are here together for the first time in a fabulous ebook bundle. Still Life Chief Inspector Gamache and his team of investigators are called to the scene of a suspicious death in Three Pines, a rural village south of Montreal. The locals are certain it's a tragic hunting accident and nothing more, but Gamache smells something foul this Thanksgiving season. A Fatal Grace When CC de Poitiers is found dead the day after Christmas, electrocuted in the middle of curling match with no witnesses, Chief Inspector Gamache digs beneath the surface to find where the real secrets are buried. But it seems that Gamache has some enemies of his own, and with the coming of the bitter winter winds, something far more chilling is in store. The Cruelest Month A group of Three Pines villagers decide to celebrate Easter with a séance at the Old Hadley House, hoping to rid the town of its evil-until one of their party dies of fright. But was it a natural death, or murder? As Chief Inspector Gamache investigates, he will be forced to face his very own ghosts as well as those residing in this seemingly idyllic town.



Star Trek

Star Trek Author Robert Greenberger
ISBN-10 9780760343593
Release 2012-11-08
Pages 256
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This is the first book to combine an authoritative history of the Star Trek franchise—including all six television series and eleven feature films—with anecdotes about the show from those who helped shape it from the outside in: the fans. Star Trek expert Robert Greenberger covers everything from show creator Gene Roddenberry’s initial plans for a series combining science-fiction and Western elements, the premiere of the original series in 1966, its cancellation, the franchise’s return in an animated series, and its subsequent history on television and film, up to expectations for the 2013 J.J. Abrams film. Along the way, Greenberger analyzes Star Trek’s unique cultural impact and tremendous cult following, including the famous (and first ever) save-the-show mail campaign. But this isn't a sugarcoated history; this book chronicles the missteps as well as the achievements of Roddenberry and others behind the franchise. Approximately two dozen sidebars provide personal experiences of dedicated Trekkies who influenced or became a part of the franchise. Star Trek fandom is unparalleled in the effects it has had on the franchise itself. The book is illustrated with a large collection of photographs of memorabilia, many of which have never been seen before in print.



Rethinking Nature

Rethinking Nature Author Bruce V. Foltz
ISBN-10 0253217024
Release 2004
Pages 357
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Rethinking Nature brings the voices of leading Continental philosophers into discussion about what is emerging as one of our most pressing and timely concerns—the environmental crisis facing our planet. The essays featured in this volume embrace environmental philosophy in its broadest sense and include topics such as environmental ethics, environmental aesthetics, ontology, theology, gender and the environment, and the role of science and technology in forming knowledge about our world. Here, philosophy goes out into the field and comes back with rich insights and new approaches to environmental problems. This far-reaching and lively volume affords firm ground for thinking about the multiple ways that humans engage nature. Contributors are David Abram, Edward S. Casey, Daniel Cerezuelle, Ron Cooper, Bruce V. Foltz, Robert Frodeman, Trish Glazebrook, James Hatley, Robert Kirkman, Irene J. Klaver, Alphonso Lingis, Kenneth Maly, Diane Michelfelder, Elaine P. Miller, Robert Mugerauer, Stephen David Ross, John Sallis, Ingrid Leman Stefanovic, Bruce Wilshire, David Wood, and Michael E. Zimmerman.



Techniques Labs for Macroscale and Microscale Organic Experiments

Techniques Labs for Macroscale and Microscale Organic Experiments Author Kenneth Williamson
ISBN-10 9781111430412
Release 2011-01-01
Pages 336
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Succeed in your organic laboratory course with TECHNIQUES LABS FOR MACROSCALE AND MICROSCALE ORGANIC EXPERIMENTS, Sixth Edition. This proven, authoritative manual emphasizes safety and features new experiments that stress greener chemistry, as well as updated NMR spectra and a Premium Website that includes glassware-specific videos with pre-lab, gradable exercises. Using the manual’s mix of macroscale and microscale experiments, you’ll gain the knowledge and confidence you need to perform a wide variety of experiments, as well as experience working with conventionally-sized glassware. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.



Warrior Soul

Warrior Soul Author Chuck Pfarrer
ISBN-10 9781588363527
Release 2003-12-30
Pages 352
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“Since the first navy frogmen crawled onto the beaches of Normandy, no SEAL has ever surrendered,” writes Chuck Pfarrer. “No SEAL has ever been captured, and not one teammate or body has ever been left in the field. This legacy of valor is unmatched in modern warfare.” Warrior Soul is a book about the warrior spirit, and it takes the reader all over the world. Former Navy SEAL Chuck Pfarrer recounts some of his most dangerous assignments: On a clandestine reconnaissance mission on the Mosquito Coast, his recon team plays a deadly game of cat and mouse with a Nicaraguan patrol boat. Cut off on the streets of Beirut, the author’s SEAL detachment must battle snipers on the Green Line. In the mid-Atlantic, Pfarrer’s unit attempts to retrieve—or destroy—the booster section of a Trident ballistic missile before it can be recovered by a Russian spy trawler. On a runway in Sicily, his assault element surrounds an Egyptian airliner carrying the Achille Lauro hijackers. These are only a few of the riveting stories of combat patrol, reconnaissance missions, counter-terrorist operations, tragedies, and victories in Warrior Soul that illustrate the SEAL maxim “The person who will not be defeated cannot be defeated.” From the Hardcover edition.



Rethinking Teaching in Higher Education

Rethinking Teaching in Higher Education Author Alenoush Saroyan
ISBN-10 1579220479
Release 2004
Pages 272
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This book is intended for faculty and faculty developers, as well as for deans, chairs, and directors responsible for promoting teaching and learning in higher education. Intentionally non-technical, it engages readers reflectively with a process for developing teaching and details the planning necessary to apply this process to teaching within disciplines. The book centers on McGill University's week-long Course Design and Teaching Workshop that the contributors have offered together for more than ten years. It follows the five day format of the workshop - covering the analysis of course content, conceptions of learning, the selection of appropriate teaching strategies, the evaluation of student learning, and evaluation of teaching - in a way that reflects the spontaneity of the debates it has engendered and the workshop's evolutionary changes. The structure shows faculty members conceptualizing new courses or re-examining their teaching of existing courses, and translating the insights gained from the workshop to specific disciplinary content and learning outcomes. In addition four previous participants of the workshop write about its influence on their personal thinking about the practice of teaching. The final two chapters describe the structure and evolving role of McGill's Centre for University Teaching and Learning. The authors describe its objectives in fostering an evidence-based teaching culture and providing a practical support structure with limited resources. They highlight achievements in disseminating teaching expertise across their campus, and their vision for the future role of faculty development. This book provides faculty developers and administrators with valuable non-prescriptive models and challenging ideas that promote faculty development in general and university teaching in particular. It engages faculty members in the process of course design in a way that is learning centered and can lead to deep student learning.



The U S Navy Seal Guide to Fitness and Nutrition

The U S  Navy Seal Guide to Fitness and Nutrition Author Patricia A. Deuster
ISBN-10 9781626369337
Release 2007-06-01
Pages 480
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Developed for Navy SEAL trainees to help them meet the rigorous demands of the Naval Special Warfare (NSW) community, this comprehensive guide covers all the basics of physical well being as well as advice for the specific challenges encountered in extreme conditions and mission-related activities. Topics covered include calculating energy expenditure; definitions, functions, and daily allowances of carbohydrates, fats, and protein; nutritional considerations for endurance and strength training activities; active recovery from injury; cardio-respiratory conditioning; appropriate gear for running and swimming for fitness; exercising in extreme and adverse weather; and more. Compiled by physicians and physiologists chosen for their knowledge of the NSW and SEAL community, this manual is a unique resource for anyone wanting to improve his or her health, strength, and endurance.



The Star Trek Book

The Star Trek Book Author DK
ISBN-10 9780241289709
Release 2016-06-01
Pages 336
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Celebrate 50 years of Star Trek and explore one of the greatest science fiction universes ever created with The Star Trek Book. Boldly go where no one has gone before to discover all things Star Trek. Explore every era of the Star Trek movies and TV series in detail, featuring everything from visionary technology such as communicators and warp drive, to iconic spacecraft such as the Starship Enterprise; from alien species like Vulcans and Klingons, to well-loved characters such as Captain Kirk and Spock. Discover the astonishing science of the Star Trek universe and how it inspired and influenced real-world technology, such as the flip phone. The Star Trek Book is the perfect souvenir to celebrate 50 years of thrilling adventures on the final frontier. TM & © 2015 CBS Studios Inc. © 2015 Paramount Pictures Corp. STAR TREK and related marks and logos are trademarks of CBS Studios Inc. All Rights Reserved



The Gift of Acceptance

The Gift of Acceptance Author Janine Shepherd
ISBN-10 9781742695600
Release 2012
Pages 96
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The author of the bestselling Never Tell Me Never has come to realise that her life and everything she has learned from its challenges can be distilled in one simple phrase and is defined by one outstanding quality: acceptance - truly the greatest gift of all. A collection of wisdom, insight and advice this is a distillation of 25 years of struggle and learning on her part.



The Hangman

The Hangman Author Louise Penny
ISBN-10 1926583248
Release 2010-09-01
Pages 87
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On a cold November morning, a jogger runs through the woods in the peaceful Quebec village of Three Pines. On his run, he finds a dead man hanging from a tree. The dead man had been a guest at the local Inn and Spa. He might have been looking for peace and quiet, but something else found him. Something horrible. Did the man take his own life? Or was he murdered? Chief Inspector Armand Gamache is called to the crime scene. As Gamache follows the trail of clues, he opens a door into the past. And he learns the true reason why the man came to Three Pines. This novella is a quick and easy read for people on the go.



Suffer in Silence

Suffer in Silence Author David Reid
ISBN-10 9781429987684
Release 2011-08-16
Pages 352
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A gripping novel of men training to become Navy SEALs who are pushed to their physical and mental limits---and what happens when those thresholds are crossed... in David Reid's Suffer in Silence It's the pivotal test faced by every Navy SEAL: one hundred twenty sleepless hours of relentless physical punishment, interrupted only by hypothermia-inducing surf torture. Ensign Grey thought he knew what to expect, but when Seaman Murray attempts to blackmail an instructor who is determined to see him fail, Hell Week takes on a new meaning. With deteriorating health and a dangerous enemy in hot pursuit, the two unlikely friends struggle to survive. What happens in the darkness at the edge of the Pacific will change their lives forever.



The Witches of Dark Root

The Witches of Dark Root Author April Aasheim
ISBN-10 061581932X
Release 2013-06-01
Pages 362
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Deep in the forests of Central Oregon is a town called Dark Root, a place shrouded in secrets and mystery. Founded over a century ago by Juliana Benbridge, a woman driven out of Portland for practicing witch craft, Dark Root claims to be the most magical place in the Pacific Northwest. The tradition of witchery is kept alive by Juliana's granddaughter, Sasha Shantay, a charismatic coven leader and the mother to four young daughters who have exhibited magical abilities themselves. But for twenty-year-old Maggie, Sasha's most powerful daughter, Dark Root is also a prison, a place where she is forced to spend her days working in her mother's Magick shop, forfeiting any dreams of her own. So when a mysterious stranger suddenly appears and offers to take her away from it all, she jumps at the chance. Now, seven years later, a strange phone call sends Maggie back to Dark Root and she is unprepared for what awaits her: a dying town, a sick mother, a renewed sibling rivalry, and a past she had hoped to forget. She also learns that if the Magick dies in Dark Root, the entire world will be in great peril. Part Practical Magic, part The Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood, The Witches of Dark Root is a tale that seamlessly weaves the normal with the mystical, the mundane with the fantastic, zipping in and out of time to Maggie's childhood as a young witchling, to current day where she must decide between once again running from a life she never wanted or saving the town she thought she hated.



SEAL of God

SEAL of God Author Chad Williams
ISBN-10 1414374178
Release 2012-04-19
Pages 304
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Days before Chad Williams was to report to military duty in Great Lakes, Illinois, he turned on a television and was greeted with the horrifying images of his mentor, US Navy SEAL Scott Helvenston, being brutally murdered in a premeditated ambush on the roads of Fallujah, Iraq. Steeled in his resolve, Chad followed in Scott’s footsteps and completed the US military’s most difficult and grueling training to become a Navy SEAL. One of only 13 from a class of 173 to make it straight through to graduation, Chad served his country on SEAL Teams One and Seven for five years, completing tours of duty in the Philippines, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, and Iraq. Part memoir, part evangelism piece, SEAL of God follows Chad’s journey through the grueling Naval Ops training and onto the streets of Iraq, where he witnessed the horrors of war up close. Along the way, Chad shares his own radical conversion story and talks about how he draws on his own experiences as a SEAL to help others better understand the depths of Christ’s sacrifice and love.