The Misunderstood Child, Fourth Edition

Understanding and Coping with Your Child's Learning Disabilities
Author: Larry B. Silver, M.D.
Publisher: Harmony
ISBN: 0307557995
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: 448
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The fully revised and updated must-have resource to help you become a supportive and assertive advocate for your child In print for more than twenty years, The Misunderstood Child has become the go-to reference guide for families of children with learning disorders. This newly revised edition provides the latest research and new and updated content, including: • How to identify and address specific disabilities, from dyslexia to sensory integration disorder • New information on the genetics of learning disorders • Expanded sections on attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) • The most recent neurological discoveries about how the brain functions in children with learning disabilities • Insights about other neurological disorders common among individuals with learning disabilities, such as anxiety disorders, obsessive-compulsive behaviors, anger-control problems, depression, and tic disorders • Resources, Web sites, and organizations that can aid the treatment process and offer support for both parent and child From the Trade Paperback edition.

Embedded Systems Design


Author: Steve Heath
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 9780080477565
Category: Computers
Page: 430
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In this new edition the latest ARM processors and other hardware developments are fully covered along with new sections on Embedded Linux and the new freeware operating system eCOS. The hot topic of embedded systems and the internet is also introduced. In addition a fascinating new case study explores how embedded systems can be developed and experimented with using nothing more than a standard PC. * A practical introduction to the hottest topic in modern electronics design * Covers hardware, interfacing and programming in one book * New material on Embedded Linux for embedded internet systems

Origami Insects and Their Kin

Step-by-step Instructions in Over 1500 Diagrams
Author: Robert J. Lang
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 0486286029
Category: Crafts & Hobbies
Page: 155
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Noted origamist presents step-by-step instructions and diagrams for 20 challenging projects: treehopper, spotted ladybug, orb weaver, tarantula, butterfly, grasshopper, dragonfly, praying mantis, more. Intermediate to advanced level.

In the Distance


Author: Hernan Diaz
Publisher: Coffee House Press
ISBN: 1566894972
Category: Fiction
Page: 256
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Finalist for the 2018 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction A young Swedish immigrant finds himself penniless and alone in California. The boy travels East in search of his brother, moving on foot against the great current of emigrants pushing West. Driven back again and again, he meets naturalists, criminals, religious fanatics, swindlers, Indians, and lawmen, and his exploits turn him into a legend. Diaz defies the conventions of historical fiction and genre, offering a probing look at the stereotypes that populate our past and a portrait of radical foreignness. Hernan Diaz is the author of Borges, Between History and Eternity (Bloomsbury 2012), managing editor of RHM, and associate director of the Hispanic Institute at Columbia University. He lives in New York.

The Darkest Legacy


Author: Alexandra Bracken
Publisher: Disney Electronic Content
ISBN: 1368026052
Category: Young Adult Fiction
Page: N.A
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The long-awaited new novel in the New York Times best-selling Darkest Minds series, now a major motion picture. Five years after the destruction of the so-called rehabilitation camps that imprisoned her and countless other Psi kids, seventeen-year-old Suzume "Zu" Kimura has assumed the role of spokesperson for the interim government, fighting for the rights of Psi kids against a growing tide of misinformation and prejudice. But when she is accused of committing a horrifying act, she is forced to go on the run once more in order to stay alive. Determined to clear her name, Zu finds herself in an uncomfortable alliance with Roman and Priyanka, two mysterious Psi who could either help her prove her innocence or betray her before she gets the chance. But as they travel in search of safety and answers, and Zu grows closer to the people she knows she shouldn't trust, they uncover even darker things roiling beneath the veneer of the country's recovery. With her future—and the future of all Psi—on the line, Zu must use her powerful voice to fight back against forces that seek to drive the Psi into the shadows and save the friends who were once her protectors. From #1 New York Times best-selling author Alexandra Bracken comes a harrowing story of resilience, resistance, and reckoning that will thrill loyal fans and new readers alike.

Dietland


Author: Sarai Walker
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 0544373448
Category: Fiction
Page: 272
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SOON TO BE AN AMC ORIGINAL SERIES starring Joy Nash, Juliana Margulies and Rowena King, written and executive produced by Marti Noxon. A Best Book of the Year Entertainment Weekly • Bustle • Amazon • Women’s National Book Association • Kirkus Reviews • BookPage • Kobo • LitReactor “Audacious and gutsy and heartbreaking — Dietland completely blew me away.” — Jennifer Weiner The diet revolution is here. And it’s armed. Plum Kettle does her best not to be noticed, because when you’re fat, to be noticed is to be judged. With her job answering fan mail for a teen magazine, she is biding her time until her weight-loss surgery. But when a mysterious woman in colorful tights and combat boots begins following her, Plum falls down a rabbit hole into the world of Calliope House — an underground community of women who reject society’s rules — and is forced to confront the real costs of becoming “beautiful.” At the same time, a guerilla group begins terrorizing a world that mistreats women, and Plum becomes entangled in a sinister plot. The consequences are explosive. “A giddy revenge fantasy that will shake up your thinking and burrow under your skin” (Entertainment Weekly), Dietland takes on the beauty industry, gender inequality, and our weight-loss obsession — with fists flying.

Smuggler's Lair


Author: Virginia Henley
Publisher: Lyrical Press
ISBN: 1516100360
Category: Fiction
Page: 128
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There is always a time for love . . . Victoria Carswell will not be bound by society’s dictates, least of all the clothes that constrict her. But while brazenly skinny-dipping in view of her beloved Bodiam Castle—abandoned for many years, or so she thinks—she’s overcome by a distinct—and thrilling—sensation of being watched. When she decides to explore the castle, the ancient hallways and dusty byways take her on an unexpected journey into the distant past . . . Swept back from her staid Victorian era to the comparatively bawdy times of Georgian England, Victoria is quickly wooed by a pirate smuggler. In Falcon’s arms, she revels in expressing herself unreservedly in a liberating spirit of adventure and recklessness. And she is rightly devastated when she suddenly finds herself back in her world, separated from her pirate seemingly forever. But she may learn that time might just be on her side . . . Previously published in Lords of Desire.

Design is One


Author: Massimo Vignelli,Lella Vignelli,Images Publishing
Publisher: Images Publishing
ISBN: 9781920744526
Category: Design
Page: 228
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Features design for corporate identity, packaging, post design, interior design, architectural graphics, book and magazine, furniture and product design.

It's Your Ship

Management Techniques from the Best Damn Ship in the Navy
Author: D. Michael Abrashoff
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
ISBN: 0446535532
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 224
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The story of Captain D. Michael Abrashoff and his command of USS Benfold has become legendary inside and outside the Navy. Now Abrashoff offers this fascinating tale of top-down change for anyone trying to navigate today's uncertain business seas. When Captain Abrashoff took over as commander of USS Benfold, a ship armed with every cutting-edge system available, it was like a business that had all the latest technology but only some of the productivity. Knowing that responsibility for improving performance rested with him, he realized he had to improve his own leadership skills before he could improve his ship. Within months he created a crew of confident and inspired problem-solvers eager to take the initiative and take responsibility for their actions. The slogan on board became "It's your ship," and Benfold was soon recognized far and wide as a model of naval efficiency. How did Abrashoff do it? Against the backdrop of today's United States Navy-Benfold was a key player in our Persian Gulf fleet-Abrashoff shares his secrets of successful management including: See the ship through the eyes of the crew: By soliciting a sailor's suggestions, Abrashoff drastically reduced tedious chores that provided little additional value. Communicate, communicate, communicate: The more Abrashoff communicated the plan, the better the crew's performance. His crew would eventually call him "Megaphone Mike," since they heard from him so often. Create discipline by focusing on purpose: Discipline skyrocketed when Abrashoff's crew believed that what they were doing was important. Listen aggressively: After learning that many sailors wanted to use the GI Bill, Abrashoff brought a test official aboard the ship-and held the SATs forty miles off the Iraqi coast. From achieving amazing cost savings to winning the highest gunnery score in the Pacific Fleet, Captain Abrashoff's extraordinary campaign sent shock waves through the U.S. Navy. It can help you change the course of your ship, no matter where your business battles are fought.

Network security

data and voice communications
Author: Fred Simonds
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies
ISBN: 9780070576391
Category: Computers
Page: 395
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Same Sex Legal Kit For Dummies


Author: Carrie Stone,John G. Culhane
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118435265
Category: Law
Page: 384
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Grasp the latest legal information for gay and lesbian couples Same-sex relationships are treated differently under each state's laws, and nearly a quarter of the U.S. population lives in a state with some form of legal recognition for same-sex couples. Same Sex Legal Kit For Dummies is a practical, plain-English guide to the legal information and guidance lesbian and gay couples need—from making practical decisions about living together and obtaining domestic partner benefits, to making medical decisions, taking care of each other's finances when one partner is incapacitated, leaving property to each other, having and raising children, and much more. Discusses power of attorney, health directives, and real estate and personal property ownership Covers considerations for bank accounts, investments, and estate planning The book's accompanying CD-ROM includes dozens of helpful tools, forms, and letters Brings you up to speed on the latest in civil unions, workplace rights, rental agreements and leases, and much more The information contained in Same Sex Legal Kit For Dummies is invaluable for anyone in a same-sex relationship who needs to grasp the laws and regulations that apply to their unique situation CD-ROM/DVD and other supplementary materials are not included as part of the e-book file, but are available for download after purchase.

Sanshiro


Author: Natsume Soseki
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 0141938072
Category: Fiction
Page: 288
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One of Soseki's most beloved works of fiction, the novel depicts the 23-year-old Sanshiro leaving the sleepy countryside for the first time in his life to experience the constantly moving 'real world' of Tokyo, its women and university. In the subtle tension between our appreciation of Soseki's lively humour and our awareness of Sanshiro's doomed innocence, the novel comes to life. Sanshiro is also penetrating social and cultural commentary.

Improving Mathematics Education

Resources for Decision Making
Author: National Research Council,Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education,Center for Education,Mathematical Sciences Education Board,Committee on Decisions That Count
Publisher: National Academies Press
ISBN: 9780309170093
Category: Education
Page: 60
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Improving Mathematics Education has been designed to help inform stakeholders about the decisions they face, to point to recent research findings, and to provide access to the most recent thinking of experts on issues of national concern in mathematics education. The essence of the report is that information is available to help those charged with improving student achievement in mathematics. The documents cited above can guide those who make decisions about content, learning, teaching, and assessment. The report is organized around five key questions: What should we teach, given what we know and value about mathematics and its roles? How should we teach so children learn, given what we know about students, mathematics, and how people learn mathematics? What preparation and support do teachers need? How do we know whether what we are doing is working? What must change? Each of the five main chapters in this report considers a key area of mathematics education and describes the core messages of current publication(s) in that area. To maintain the integrity of each report's recommendations, we used direct quotes and the terminology defined and used in that report. If the wording or terminology seems to need clarification, the committee refers the reader directly to the original document. Because these areas are interdependent, the documents often offer recommendations related to several different areas. While the individual documents are discussed under only one of the components in Improving Mathematics Education, the reader should recognize that each document may have a broader scope. In general, the references in this report should serve as a starting point for the interested reader, who can refer to the original documents for fuller discussions of the recommendations and, in some cases, suggestions for implementation. Improving Mathematics Education is designed to help educators build a critical knowledge base about mathematics education, recognizing that the future of the nation's students is integrally intertwined with the decisions we make (or fail to make) about the mathematics education they receive.

Blue Collar Resumes-Third Edition


Author: Steven Provenzano, CPRW/CEIP
Publisher: ECS: Executive Career Services & DeskTop Publishing, Inc.
ISBN: 1435461010
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 257
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Blue Collar Resumes, Third Edition will help you discover, organize, and market your skills and abilities to employers with impact and clarity. Using real-life examples and the latest strategies used by expert resume writers, Steven Provenzano, CPRW/CEIP, clearly explains how to sift through your work history, extract and develop key points about your talents, and sell them to win interviews. You’ll learn to evaluate your work experience, education and skills, and translate them into powerful selling points. You will also learn new, effective methods to format and organize your achievements, design the finished resume, and leverage new techniques for making job contacts and acing the interview. The 100+ resume examples in Blue Collar Resumes, Third Edition, reflect a broad spectrum of industries, careers, and job descriptions. These include skilled trade and factory workers, assemblers and construction workers, supervisors, executive secretaries, sales and customer service representatives, data entry clerks, and clerical positions. There’s even resume samples for pilots, drivers and equipment operators, technical and medical workers, as well as entry-level business and administrative positions, and veterans returning to the workforce. No matter what your or type of work this guide will help you shorten your job search and increase your income!

Modeling a Character in 3DS Max


Author: Paul Steed
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers
ISBN: 0763798134
Category: Computers
Page: 584
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In this update to his best-selling character modeling book, professional modeler and animator Paul Steed shares a number of tips, tricks, and techniques that have made him one of the industry s most recognized 3D artists. Modeling a Character in 3ds max, Second Edition provides readers a professional-level skill set as it chronicles the creation of a single low-poly real-time character from concept to texture mapping, and gives insight into the process of creating a high-resolution character. Learn how to model with primitives; use extrusions and Booleans; mirror and reuse models; optimize the mesh; create and apply textures; loft shapes."

From Ambivalence to Betrayal

The Left, the Jews, and Israel
Author: Robert S. Wistrich
Publisher: U of Nebraska Press
ISBN: 080324083X
Category: Social Science
Page: 648
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From Ambivalence to Betrayal is the first study to explore the transformation in attitudes on the Left toward the Jews, Zionism, and Israel since the origins of European socialism in the 1840s until the present. This pathbreaking synthesis reveals a striking continuity in negative stereotypes of Jews, contempt for Judaism, and negation of Jewish national self-determination from the days of Karl Marx to the current left-wing intellectual assault on Israel. World-renowned expert on the history of antisemitism Robert S. Wistrich provides not only a powerful analysis of how and why the Left emerged as a spearhead of anti-Israel sentiment but also new insights into the wider involvement of Jews in radical movements. There are fascinating portraits of Marx, Moses Hess, Bernard Lazare, Rosa Luxemburg, Leon Trotsky, and other Jewish intellectuals, alongside analyses of the darker face of socialist and Communist antisemitism. The closing section eloquently exposes the degeneration of leftist anti-Zionist critiques into a novel form of “anti-racist” racism.

Control of Complex Systems

Structural Constraints and Uncertainty
Author: Aleksandar Zecevic,Dragoslav D. Siljak
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 1441912169
Category: Science
Page: 221
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"Control of Complex Systems: Structural Constraints and Uncertainty" focuses on control design under information structure constraints, with a particular emphasis on large-scale systems. The complexity of such systems poses serious computational challenges and severely restricts the types of feedback laws that can be used in practice. This book systematically addresses the main issues, and provides a number of applications that illustrate potential design methods, most which use Linear Matrix Inequalities (LMIs), which have become a popular design tool over the past two decades. Authors Aleksandar I. Zecevic and Dragoslav D. Siljak use their years of experience in the control field to also: Address the issues of large-scale systems as they relate to robust control and linear matrix inequalities Discuss a new approach to applying standard LMI techniques to large-scale systems, combining graphic-theoretic decomposition techniques with appropriate low-rank numerical approximations and dramatically reducing the computational effort Providing numerous examples and a wide variety of applications, ranging from electric power systems and nonlinear circuits to mechanical problems and dynamic Boolean networks "Control of Complex Systems: Structural Constraints and Uncertainty" will appeal to practicing engineers, researchers and students working in control design and other related areas.

Autodesk Inventor 2014 Tutorial Book


Author: John Ronald
Publisher: CreateSpace
ISBN: 9781491068731
Category: Computers
Page: 236
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This tutorial book provides a step-by-step approach for users to learn Autodesk Inventor. It is aimed for those with no previous experience with Inventor. However, users of previous versions of Inventor may also find this book useful for them to learn the new enhancements. The user will be guided from starting an Autodesk Inventor 2014 session to creating parts, assemblies, and drawings. Each chapter has components explained with the help of real world models. Table of Contents 1. Getting Started 2. Modeling Basics 3. Assembly Basics 4. Creating Drawings 5. Additional Modeling Tools 6. Sheet Metal Modeling 7. Assembly Modeling Tools 8. Dimensions and Annotations

PC assembly language step-by-step


Author: Alex Hoffman
Publisher: Abascus
ISBN: 9781557550965
Category: Computers
Page: 430
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This important guide teaches readers PC assembly and machine language from the ground the right way, one step at a time. Readers will learn at their own pace using the unique simulator which shows how each instruction works as the PC executes it.