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Bootstrap Student Workbook By Emmanuel Schanzer et al.
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Bootstrap - a curriculum for Math and Computer science, aligned to the Common Core. Bootstrap teaches students how to program their own videogames using purely algebraic concepts, and is designed for... More > students ages 12-16. Based in part on work by Program by Design. This workbook is required for use with the Bootstrap curriculum. A free PDF of this book, along with the full lesson materials (links and all) can found at www.BootstrapWorld.org. This is the student binder used in the 2015-2016 Bootstrap curriculum.< Less
North Carolina Auto Accident & Insurance Law By Carl Nagle
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Former insurance company lawyer and former claims adjuster Carl Nagle reveals insurance industry secrets and step-by-step guidelines to help motor vehicle accident victims: safely navigate the... More > insurance claim process understand what is covered by insurance identify all parties who owe for accident losses locate all insurance policies and safely report claims collect full payment for car repairs or total loss receive medical care now with no out-of-pocket loss collect benefits from multiple insurance policies settle privately with no lawsuits or court involvement avoid insurance adjuster payment reduction tactics understand and present proper medical evidence maximize cash settlement for pain & suffering collect payment now for future medical needs collect for all lost wages & earning ability understand common traumatic injuries determine the fair value of your injury case make sure your settlement is tax free reduce & defend all claims against your settlement< Less
Resilience - The Ultimate Sustainability By Aris Papadopoulos
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This pioneering book by a career industry insider and 9-11 survivor spotlights why the multi-trillion dollar US built environment is increasingly failing. His analysis exposes policies and interests... More > that to this very day are the root causes of vulnerability. It discusses why the green movement has fallen short in addressing sustainable building development. The book extracts 30 lessons for nations aiming to build a more disaster-resilient future. Guaranteed to stir building, policy and sustainability circles, it signals a time for change.< Less
UNLV Gaming Research & Review Journal Volume 20, Issue 1 By UNLV International Gaming Institute William F. Harrah College of Hotel Administration
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UNLV Gaming Research and Review Journal: Volume 20, Issue 1
NACTA Journal Volume 60, Supplement 1 By NACTA Journal
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NACTA abstracts accepted for presentations at the 2016 Annual NACTA Conference at the University of Hawai'i at Manoa.
The Rebellious Missionary: My Years as a Medical Missionary in Haiti By Dollie Bennett-Milfort
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The Rebellious Missionary: My Years as a Medical Missionary in Haiti tells the story of my years working as a medical missionary in a clinic in Haiti. It is also the story of how I fell in love with... More > Haiti and the people of Haiti.< Less
Dolce Italia: Authentic Italian Baking By Damiano Carrara, Massimiliano Carrara
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Damiano and Massimiliano Carrara, owners of Carrara Pastries in Southern California, take you on a delicious journey that will make you feel like you’re right in their hometown of Lucca, Italy.... More > With basic kitchen tools and ingredients, they help you get creative about enjoying variations of numerous pastries, including family recipes that have been passed down through the generations. Whether you’re craving a basic recipe, cream or custard, bite-sized pastry or gelato, you’ll find it here. Filled with pictures to guide you through the baking process, each recipe is measured in grams or liter to make them easier to scale, multiply or divide. Baking demands precision, and the authors believe you need exactly the right amount of each ingredient. Demystify tasty deserts and bring flavor into your life with the easy-to-follow recipes in Dolce Italia.< Less
From the Corner to the Corner Office: A Blueprint for Success By James A. Barlow
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Based on the premise that no one is born a failure, author James A. Barlow maintains it is necessary for young people, particularly those of color, to view themselves from a different... More > perspective—one that embraces their strengths, defies racism, and rejects the self-destructive behavior that has contributed to the perpetual state of turmoil in which many find themselves. In From the Corner to the Corner Office, Barlow offers an autobiography that narrates his life story and then outlines the steps others can take to lead better lives. He discusses his struggles as a child and his experiences as a hustler. He highlights his achievements after turning his life around and illustrates how hard work, determination, goal-setting, and a positive attitude are the best remedies to counter Racism, Institutional failure, and Parental neglect (“RIP”). Barlow presents a blueprint, laying out the basic steps to improve one’s life by emphasizing the importance of education, cultural awareness and self-determination.< Less
ʻElepaio and Pūnāwai: A Waipao Adventure By Vince Mahoney
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‘Elepaio and Pūnāwai: A Waipao Adventure is the story of how a curious forest bird, ‘Elepaio, befriends a freshwater spring, Pūnāwai. This talking spring explains to... More > ‘Elepaio how she and the native Hawaiian forest plants and animals are unhealthy due to many changes that happened over time. As their friendship grows, they also witness how the health of the forest, its plants and animals, and Pūnāwai herself are restored when students and their families start to care for the land.< Less
Voices from the Nest By Pacific Crest Middle School
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The stories found in this collection illustrate the individual and collective experiences of our school community. We believe that by sharing our stories we will understand each other better, build... More > a school culture that empowers individual voices, and leave a legacy for future learners to follow.< Less
Dark Lands: The Not-Where By Lyn I. Kelly
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The betrayal at the Requiem has passed, but the foreboding presence of the Dark Man still exists. While whispers of a new threat roll across the Dark Lands, Webb Thompson is plagued by a recurring... More > nightmare that warns of a looming evil powerful enough to transform not just his life, but also that of his sister, Sundown, and her counselor, Raven. After the Dark Man initiates a move that destabilizes the shaky balance of good and evil in the Dark Lands, Webb realizes the only resolution may lie within a shadowy region known to few and traversed by even less. But does the cryptic Not-Where hide the source of tribulation or is it a place to release more insidious forces? As the paths of Webb, Sundown, and Raven surreptitiously intertwine, they realize too late that despite their caution and steadfastness, destiny cannot be tempered as new evils are unleashed, secrets are revealed, and a vast army rises. Now only time will tell if they can stop the Dark Man from escaping his otherworldly prison...< Less
Parts and Hearts: A Kids (and Grown-Ups) Guide to Transgender Transition By Jenson J. Hillenbrand
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Stories about transgender transformation are increasingly in the news. Children find themselves dealing with a subject they probably don’t know too much about. It can be difficult to find a... More > source that provides the answers they need in a way they can understand. Author Jenson Hillenbrand’s Parts and Hearts: A Kid’s (and Grown-Up’s) Guide to Transgender Transition helps readers understand transgender transformation, both male to female and female to male. Aimed at children between the ages of nine and twelve, Hillenbrand’s work, with the accompanying illustration by Quinlan Omahne, helps readers understand what transgender transformation means and what it involves. Parents can use it as a resource to explain the subject to their children in an age-appropriate manner as well as prepare themselves to answer the many questions children will likely have. Transgender transformation can be difficult for children and some adults to understand. This book shows it’s natural and not a scary thing as some may think.< Less
Before the Rainbow Bridge By Tom Gunlicks
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I first met Tom Gunlicks in 1974 when I was a freshman in college at Augustana University (often referred to as Augie and which was then known as Augustana College). I was a freshman living... More > off-campus so between classes I studied in the lounge at the Augie Commons. Tom was a junior or senior at Augustana, and he was living off-campus as well so he came into the lounge to study between classes. I was sitting in the lounge one day early in my first semester preparing for my 1:00 pm freshman composition class when I first met Tom. He walked into the lounge, saw me, and immediately came up and introduced himself. Tom has written and excellent book on dog behavior. Tom Gunlicks is a great person, a great husband, and a great father. He cares about people, and he cares about dogs. Tom shares his personal journey in becoming a dog behaviorist as well as his professional journey in working with over 2,500 dogs. The stories are both touching and meaningful to anyone who loves dogs.< Less
Winning Customer Centricity: Putting Customers at the Heart of Your Business—One Day at a Time By Denyse Drummond-Dunn
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Customer centricity isn’t just a goal or buzzword; it’s a make-or-break necessity for succeeding in business today. In fifty short chapters (one for each week of the year), this book... More > accompanies you on your journey to increased customer centricity. Its unique approach enables you to strategically turn your organisation into a customer-focused powerhouse, from the inside out. Winning Customer Centricity will show you how to: Integrate customers into your company’s very DNA, from strategy to infrastructure Choose and connect with the right customers and build long-term relationships Reinvent your brand to ignite and maintain customer demand and loyalty ….. and a whole lot more. Whether you’re starting a new company, seeking to turn around one that’s underperforming, or working to build upon a solid foundation, Winning Customer Centricity will help you to put your customers where they belong—at the very heart of your business!< Less
My Wars By Richard Bushong
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Experiences from WWII through and including Viet Nam as pilot, test pilot and other military experiences. Aircraft include B-17, RC-121, F-4 and many others. Interesting stories of experiences in the... More > Army Air Force and the US Air Force.< Less
Chop Wood Carry Water: How to Fall in Love with the Process of Becoming Great By Joshua Medcalf
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Guided by “Akira-sensei,” John comes to realize the greatest adversity on his journey will be the challenge of defeating the man in the mirror. This powerful story of one boy’s... More > journey to achieve his life long goal of becoming a samurai warrior, brings the Train to be CLUTCH curriculum to life in a powerful and memorable way. Some things you will learn… —No matter how it feels, you are always building your own house. —How and why you must surrender to the outcome in order to be at your best. —Why you never want to have your identity wrapped up in what you do. —Why your strength lies in faithfulness to the little things. —How to develop a heart posture of gratitude. —How to use the biggest challenges as a training ground for greatness. —Why the process is more important than the goal. —Why comparison is the thief of all joy. —How to develop a growth mindset. —Why talent is more of a curse than a blessing. “So many valuable stories and lessons!” —Nick Ahmed, Arizona Diamondbacks< Less
Ghosts and Demons: The Truth of the Bell Witch By KyL Cobb
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As Part of the Ghosts and Demon series, The Truth Behind the Bell Witch is a scholarly and skeptically review of the legends behind the 1817 Bell Witch Poltergeist case in Adams, Tennessee.
How to Choose a VA Claims Attorney. By Chris Attig
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Veterans who want to hire an attorney for their VA Claim will learn how to choose the attorney that is best for their unique VA Claim or Appeal.
The Saving Truth: Doctrine for Laypeople By Kurt E. Marquart
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Truth, Salvatory and Churchly, Works of Kurt E. Marquart in three volumes. Volume 1 is a lay-level presentation, in nine chapters, of the basics of the Christian faith by a prolific Lutheran pastor... More > and theologian who lived for 14 years in Australia and taught for over 30 years at Concordia Theological Seminary, Ft. Wayne, Indiana. It is written in an energetic and winsome style typical of the author who taught soberly yet with good humor, holding forth in such a way as to be understood by everyone, making incisive application to contemporary circumstances and events, and above all, constantly riveting on the incarnate Savior and the marks of the church.< Less
Writing Our Stories, Chasing Our Dreams By Brooklyn Collaborative
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Personal Narratives by the Class of 2016 at Brooklyn Collaborative
The Life of Marine Sergeant Joseph Davis Caskey: Fearless, Fallen but not Forgotten By Gerald and Debbie Caskey
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This is a memoir of a young Marine Sergeant who was Killed in Action in Operation Enduring Freedom in Helmand Province, Afghanistan. Sergeant Joseph Davis Caskey was twenty-four years old on June... More > 26, 2010 when the vehicle he was riding in hit an IED. The story of Sergeant Caskey is an account of the patriotic courage and passionate commitment of a faithful and fearless young man. He was a man of strong Christian principle and sterling character. This is a story of grief and loss and provides a powerful message to those who are dealing with their own pain and hurt.< Less
Precision: Principles, Practices and Solutions for the Internet of Things By Timothy Chou
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You may not be sure why your coffee pot should talk to your toaster, but precision technology powering an Internet of Things has the potential to reshape the planet. To help clarify, Dr. Timothy Chou... More > has created Precision to introduce us to the basics of the Internet of Things (IoT) for the enterprise. The first part – Precision: Principles and Practices – introduces a vendor-neutral, acronym-free framework. Dr. Chou then discusses the framework’s fundamental principles and these principles put into practice. The second part – Precision: Solutions – puts Dr. Chou’s IoT framework into practice highlighting 12 real world solutions for manufacturers who are building precision machines and companies utilizing these machines to receive precision enhanced business outcomes. Case studies discussed span a number of industries such as power, water, healthcare, transportation, oil & gas, construction, agriculture, gene sequencers and mining.< Less
Adult Handbook: 2016 Revision By Big City Mountaineers
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Big City Mountaineers Adult Handbook, 2016 Revision. BCM instills critical life skills in under-resourced urban youth through transformative wilderenss mentoring experience.
Higher Love: The Miraculous Story of a Family By Paul Campion, Randy Johnson, Bobbi Buchanan
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Fate. Divine faith. The laws of attraction. Free will. Or a shared calling to achieve a greater good. Whether we believe in supernatural forces or random odds, we speculate over what brings together... More > two people who consider themselves soulmates. HIGHER LOVE, the epic true story of a gay couple’s lifelong struggle to be recognized together as the parents of four multiracial children, draws readers back to this question—a question with no clear answer, but only the beauty of possibility. In its magical telling by Paul Campion and Randy Johnson, two of the plaintiffs in the SCOTUS case that would legalize same-sex marriage, the memoir shows us the higher purpose of the obstacles Paul and Randy tackle as gay dads to build a family and live their dream.< Less
The Armenians and the Okhrana, 1907-1915 By Vartkes Yeghiayan
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Though much has been written about the origins and functions of the Okhrana, how exactly did the Russian security services operate? Who belonged to the organization and who were their quarries? With... More > the publication of this volume, Vartkes Yeghiayan provides readers with a glimpse of the apparatus at work. Comprised of more than fifty documents from the Russian archives, the collection he has assembled here finds the imperial security organs in their prime and caught in a struggle that pitted them against the empire’s ethnic Armenian subjects, who, though having lived peacefully under Russian rule for a century, found themselves at odds with its domestic policies. The documents reveal not only the work of the Russian law enforcement and legal bodies, but also the tactics employed by their adversaries. It provides a vivid palette on law, politics, revolution and the dynamic environment Russia, Europe, the Middle East and the Armenians occupied in the years leading up to World War I.< Less