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Chemistry of the Main Group Elements By Andrew Barron
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The main group (s- and p-block) elements are among the most diverse in the Periodic Table. Ranging from non-metallic gases (e.g., hydrogen and fluorine), through semi-metals (e.g., metalloids such as... More > silicon) to highly reactive metals (e.g., sodium and potassium). The study of the main group elements is important for a number of reasons. On an academic level they exemplify the trends and predictions in structure and reactivity that are the key to the Periodic Table. The main group elements represent the most prevalent elements in the Earth’s crust, as well as most of the key elements of life, and have enormous industrial, economic, and environmental importance. In this regard an understanding of the chemistry of the main group elements is vital for students within science, engineering, and medicine; however, it is hoped that those who make political and economic decisions would make better ones if they had a fraction of the knowledge of the world around them.< Less
South Main Stories By Robert McGowan
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These stories are derived of the author’s ten-year struggle (1982-1991) on behalf of the endangered South Main Street Historic District in downtown Memphis, Tennessee. The photographs are from... More > a 1986 series of gelatin silver photos taken by McGowan in and near the district. The stories focus in large measure on confrontations with inept and visionless city agencies and arts funding groups and the frustrations inherent in seeking to work with such entities toward district revitalization. Memphis’ South Main Street Historic District, once neglected and deteriorating, much of it on the verge of demotion, is now, two or three decades later, a thriving, energetic mixed commercial/residential neighborhood with a distinctive arts vitality. SOUTH MAIN STORIES conveys to the reader what it can be like for a neighborhood to make that transition and will therefore be of relevance to any adventurous and determined individuals involved in such an effort. SOUTH MAIN STORIES is designed by the artist Terri J. Jones.< Less
Southwood Church Groups By Lance Olson
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Our main meeting is at 10am on a Sunday in Southwood Community Centre next to Morrison’s Supermarket, Links Way, Southwood, Farnborough, Hampshire. Tea, coffee, children's drinks and biscuits... More > are served after the service. There is more than ample parking (including parking for the disabled) right next to the church in the large free car park. We welcome wheelchair users, and all areas of our worship centre are wheelchair friendly, including an accessible toilet.< Less
The Corliss Group Review By Raelene Mcguire
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Taste of Travel: 5 weekend escapes 1 - Kennebunkport, Maine Aside from President George H.W. Bush leaping from the sky in celebration of his 90th birthday, Kennebunkport is a fun summer destination... More > filled with picturesque outdoor activities and endless people-watching opportunities. Whether you opt to sit on a bench in the downtown area and absorb the views that include quaint inns, shops and the river, or participate in kayaking, a whale-watch or sunset cruise, you’ll be able to unwind and enjoy the scenery in the process. STAY: The newest inn on the block is The Boathouse, located right on the river for the best views. Relax on your balcony, open a bottle of wine and watch the boating action before heading out to join in the fun. EAT: At The Boathouse for oysters and fried clams. Wash it down with a few specialty cocktails.< Less
The Aborigines of Tasmania's Furneaux Group By Paul Tapp
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In the opening years of the nineteenth century the islands in Bass Strait were the happy hunting grounds of sealers, and such was the fame of the region that sealers from as far afield as Mauritius... More > and New England came to share in the rich harvest. It was the practice of merchants of Hobart and Sydney to send gangs of sealers to live on the islands, providing them with some provisions, but expecting them in the main to subsist on the flesh of kangaroo, wombat, and emu. The producer of this book initially set out to publish a record of the out-of-print essay of highly regarded anthropologist A.L.Meston, a Launceston teacher, historian and humanitarian. Because of the need to qualify for a quarto Lulu self-publishing format, it was necessary to include material from other out of print publications...a fortuitous requirement, given the result, an insight into an otherwise forgotten part of Tasmania's and indeed global history of the callous and shameful treatment of indigenous inhabitants.< Less
Newport CH International Group By Leon Lopez
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Benefits of Recycling Most of the reasons we recycle are environmental, although some are economic. These include: Too Much Garbage One of the main reasons for recycling is to reduce the amount of... More > garbage sent to landfills. Landfill usage peaked in the 1980s, when Americans sent almost 150 million tons (136.08 million metric tons) of garbage to landfills each year. Today, we still dump more than 100 million tons (90.719 million metric tons) of trash into landfills annually [source: Hall]. Even though modern sanitary landfills are safer and less of a nuisance than the open dumps of the past, no one likes having a landfill around. In heavily populated areas, landfill space is scarce. Where space is plentiful, filling it with garbage isn't a very good solution to the problem. Today, recycling efforts in the United States divert 32 percent of waste away from landfills. That prevents more than 60 million tons (54.432 million metric tons) of garbage from ending up in landfills every year [source: EPA].< Less
Comptines pour petites mains By Bénédicte Tricot
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Voici un recueil de comptines qui se chantent bien sûr, mais toujours avec des mimes et des mouvements adaptés à la motricité nouvelle de nos petits. Les illustrations... More > très colorées captivent leur regard. Ce sont d'ailleurs eux qui finissent par demander de les revoir les unes après les autres...et de les chanter en boucle! Les comptines sont connues, mais si un air vous échappe, je vous invite à aller le chercher sur mon blog ptiloupassion.com où toutes les mélodies sont à disposition.< Less
AIR SAFETY GROUP: A BRIEF HISTORY By John Rickard
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This brief history puts into the public domain, as has not been done previously, the circumstances leading to the formation of the Air Safety Group in 1964. It continues by describing the Group's... More > subsequent history emphasising its remit embracing almost every issue of safety which surfaced during the period under consideration. While some such items are touched upon in the main text, the reader is referred to the Group's website for fuller information, although some issues current at the time of the 45th anniversary in 2009 are discussed in an Appendix. Written by John Rickard, one of the Group's founder members, the account includes an overview of some of the other non-statutory organisations promoting safety. As an independent monitoring body, working with others when appropriate, the Group feels assured of a continuing role.< Less
Pathways for Life Personal Development Success Group Manual By Dr. Francene Hash
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The book, Pathways for Life – 25 Principles for Finding Your Truth for Real Success and Happiness is a book of real life revelations, stories, quotes, and exercises with a personal reflections... More > section to help guide the reader through their pathways for their life. • Part One starts with you, the main driver and helps you reveal who and where you are in life • Part Two lays the foundation for going forward • Part Three creates the thrust for pursuing your life’s fulfillment • Part Four emphasizes the power of meditation and prayer< Less
Pathways for Life Personal Development Success Group Manual By Dr. Francene Hash
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The book, Pathways for Life – 25 Principles for Finding Your Truth for Real Success and Happiness is a book of real life revelations, stories, quotes, and exercises with a personal reflections... More > section to help guide the reader through their pathways for their life. • Part One starts with you, the main driver and helps you reveal who and where you are in life • Part Two lays the foundation for going forward • Part Three creates the thrust for pursuing your life’s fulfillment • Part Four emphasizes the power of meditation and prayer< Less