Seashells by the Seashore


Author: Marianne Berkes
Publisher: Dawn Publications
ISBN: 1584694637
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 32
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Both classroom teachers and vacationing parents will find this little book to be a charmer. Counting from one to twelve, Sue picks up shells--periwinkle, kittens paw, scallop--and carefully adds them to her bucket as a gift for Grandma. She and her friend identify the shells, and when they discover one that still has the mollusk living inside they put it back in the water--learning that shells are actually the abandoned homes of sea animals--but sometimes the animal is still home! The paperback edition contains a tear-out shell identification card to enhance the hands-on lesson in simple wonders from nature.

Collecting Seashells by the Seashore

Poetry and Essays
Author: Christine O'Neil Harrison
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1493147455
Category: Poetry
Page: 83
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Those idyllic years on the cape; those childhood days that shaped and formed and left such wistful memories of a bygone era of what could have been, but perhaps never was. For the mind can play such tricks as it ages, becoming a selective as a thief, stealing the good and leaving the rest . But even the fragments left behind can change and shine just as bright, expanding into that empty space that childhood once occupied. How best then does one recover what's lost, but to put pen to paper as Christine O'Neil Harrison has done in her new book, Collecting Seashells by the Seashore.

Zwei bemerkenswerte Frauen

Roman
Author: Tracy Chevalier
Publisher: Albrecht Knaus Verlag
ISBN: 3641119170
Category: Fiction
Page: 368
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England im 19. Jahrhundert: zwei ungewöhnliche Frauen und ein spektakulärer Fund am Strand England, 1830: Elizabeth Philpot, eine junge Frau aus besseren Kreisen, deren Familienerbe nicht zu einem standesgemäßen Leben in London reicht, wird von ihrem Bruder in den kleinen südenglischen Küstenort Lyme Regis abgeschoben. Was ihr zunächst wie eine Verbannung vorkommt, erweist sich als glückliche Fügung, denn am Strand nehmen seltsame Steine sie völlig gefangen: Fossilien. Und hier in Lyme Regis begegnet sie Mary, einem Mädchen aus ärmlichen Verhältnissen, das die Familie mit dem Verkauf von Fossilien über Wasser hält und dabei spektakuläre Funde macht. Die beiden so unterschiedlichen Frauen widmen ihr Leben den rätselhaften Versteinerungen. Doch dann verlieben sich beide in denselben Mann.

Multimedia Signals and Systems


Author: Srdjan Stanković,Irena Orovic,Ervin Sejdić
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 1461442087
Category: Computers
Page: 349
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Multimedia signals include different data types (text, sound, graphics, picture, animations, video, etc.), which can be time-dependent (sound, video and animation) or spatially-dependent (images, text and graphics). Hence, the multimedia systems represent an interdisciplinary cross-section of the following areas: digital signal processing, computer architecture, computer networks and telecommunications. Multimedia Signals and Systems is an introductory text, designed for students or professionals and researchers in other fields, with a need to learn the basics of signals and systems. A considerable emphasis is placed on the analysis and processing of multimedia signals (audio, images, video). Additionally, the book connects these principles to other important elements of multimedia systems such as the analysis of optical media, computer networks, QoS, and digital watermarking.

Party Ideas : Give Someone... THE BEST DAY ...of Their Life : Reward Yourself By Rewarding Others


Author: Trina McDougall
Publisher: Lulu.com
ISBN: 1300134453
Category:
Page: 218
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Includes 20 theme days of, how to make an amazing day for someone special, with easy step by step instructions of pure fun on a shoe string budget that can last all day long. An ideas extravaganza feast! With individual tastes catered for and some real life examples that have been tried and tested. The heart of this book unfolds the reward that comes when one takes action to bless others. What a THRILL! When a dear one has said, "Trina, you gave me THE BEST DAY of my life!" This thrill in not only sharing that experience with them but in creating such a day is absolutely incredible. This thrill is too precious to not encourage others to do the same and provide principles, avenues, tools and practical help. The ideas can be adapted to suit unique situations and promote the experience of rewards that come when reaching out and do something for someone else. Encouraging fulfilment to the precious thing that we call ...LIFE!

On the Road to Mr. Mineo's


Author: Barbara O'Connor
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)
ISBN: 0374356564
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 192
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Summer days drift by slowly in Meadville, South Carolina--that is, until Sherman the one-legged pigeon flies into town and causes a ruckus. First Stella, who's been begging for a dog, spots him on top of a garage roof and decides she wants him for a pet. Then there's Ethel and Amos, an old couple who sees the pigeon in their barn keeping company with a little brown dog that barks all night. The pigeon lands smack in the middle of Mutt Raynard's head, but he's the town liar, so no one believes him. And when Stella's brother Levi and his scabby-kneed, germ-infested friends notice the pigeon, they join the chase, too. Meanwhile, across town, Mr. Mineo has one less homing pigeon than he used to... Barbara O'Connor has delivered another ingeniously crafted story full of southern charm, kid-sized adventures, and quirky, unforgettable characters. This title has Common Core connections.

Carousel Curriculum Ocean Animals

A Literature-Based Thematic Unit for Early Learners
Author: Bridgett Parsons M.Ed
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1469174529
Category: Education
Page: 73
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CAROUSEL CURRICULUM Definition- carousel: a merry-go-round, a conveyer on which items are placed for later retrieval. (Education should be fun, and we learn by retrieving old information and building on it.) My curriculum is a collection of literature-based thematic units for early learners. The units are developmentally appropriate for all early learners. They are standards based and Creative Curriculum friendly. Carousel Curriculum has been used successfully with young learners including English language learners, children with special needs and diverse learning styles as well as homeschoolers. I am a teacher with 35 years of teaching experience in the areas of early childhood education and early childhood special education. Principals and co-workers always expressed an interest in my thematic units. This planted the bug for me to write down and market what I have used successfully for so many years. The curriculum was created through years of education, experience, trial and error, revisions, and updating. Each unit covers a span of 4-6 weeks. Each unit includes an introduction, weekly outlines, daily plans, poems and songs, a book list, additional activities listed by domain, and related ideas for centers. Each unit can be used independently or be used as part of the collection of units to create an interwoven curriculum: Animals And Their Environments. The total collection includes: Farm Animals, Forest Animals in Winter, Polar Animals, Jungle Animals, Pond Animals, and Ocean Animals. Additional units available are Farm Crops, A Safari, The Zoo, and The Circus. I hope the units will be a great resource for you and your class. Enjoy!!!

The Story of Life in 25 Fossils

Tales of Intrepid Fossil Hunters and the Wonders of Evolution
Author: Donald R. Prothero
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 0231539428
Category: Science
Page: 432
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Every fossil tells a story. Best-selling paleontology author Donald R. Prothero describes twenty-five famous, beautifully preserved fossils in a gripping scientific history of life on Earth. Recounting the adventures behind the discovery of these objects and fully interpreting their significance within the larger fossil record, Prothero creates a riveting history of life on our planet. The twenty-five fossils portrayed in this book catch animals in their evolutionary splendor as they transition from one kind of organism to another. We witness extinct plants and animals of microscopic and immense size and thrilling diversity. We learn about fantastic land and sea creatures that have no match in nature today. Along the way, we encounter such fascinating fossils as the earliest trilobite, Olenellus; the giant shark Carcharocles; the "fishibian" Tiktaalik; the "Frogamander" and the "Turtle on the Half-Shell"; enormous marine reptiles and the biggest dinosaurs known; the first bird, Archaeopteryx; the walking whale Ambulocetus; the gigantic hornless rhinoceros Paraceratherium, the largest land mammal that ever lived; and the Australopithecus nicknamed "Lucy," the oldest human skeleton. We meet the scientists and adventurers who pioneered paleontology and learn about the larger intellectual and social contexts in which their discoveries were made. Finally, we find out where to see these splendid fossils in the world's great museums. Ideal for all who love prehistoric landscapes and delight in the history of science, this book makes a treasured addition to any bookshelf, stoking curiosity in the evolution of life on Earth.

In One Tidepool

Crabs, Snails and Salty Tails
Author: Anthony D. Fredericks
Publisher: Dawn Publications
ISBN: 1584692340
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 32
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Trouble in the House of Jacob


Author: Hale Meserow
Publisher: Strategic Book Publishing
ISBN: 1606930192
Category: Fiction
Page: 664
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In Trouble in the House of Jacob, cults are exposed, false religions are laid bare, New Age spiritism is shown for its emptiness, and ordinary people are caught up in the grand theater of God's plan for humanity.

In the Manor with the Millionaire


Author: Cassie Miles
Publisher: Harlequin
ISBN: 1426819471
Category: Fiction
Page: 224
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He was a self-made millionaire, but it was his young son who mattered most to Blake Monroe. So when a beautiful teacher appeared on his rainy doorstep, her car overfl owing with her every worldly possession, and immediately bonded with the boy, Blake hired Madeline Douglas on the spot. Under Madeline's care, the child thrived. And in her presence, Blake's defenses crumbled like the walls of the manor he'd been hired to redesign. But something sinister lurked along the foggy cliffs of this remote village, and suddenly Blake had his hands full protecting his ready-made family. Was it the curse that had pervaded the town…or had his own tortured past finally come back to haunt him?

50 Shades of Grey Matter


Author: Dr Karl Kruszelnicki
Publisher: Macmillan Publishers Aus.
ISBN: 1743348673
Category: Science
Page: 288
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Welcome to the wonderful world of Dr Karl: where oddities are embraced, facts reign supreme, curiosity is king and brightly coloured shirts are compulsory! "Dr Karl is Australia's incumbent President of Science" The Age "There's no topic on which Dr Karl does not have an interestingly expressed opinion" The Weekly Review In 50 Shades of Grey Matter, Australia's National Living Treasure Dr Karl Kruszelnicki applies his trademark straight-talkin'-no-high-falutin' scientific sense to a brand new range of Big Questions that you never knew you even wanted to ask, but now desperately need to know the answers to. Have you ever walked into a room and immediately forgotten the reason you're there? A solid thought convinced your legs to move, but by the time you reach your destination, you realise the thought has abandoned you en route. No, it's not dementia. It's the doorway. Impress your friends (and potential dates) by being able to answer such questions as: - Why is the sky is blue? - Why is it dark at night? - Why does lunacy erupt under a full moon? - What's the truth about spinach and Popeye? In this ever-changing, fast-paced and sometimes crazy world, few things are certain. But what is certain is that Dr Karl is here to help us battle our way through half-baked scientific myths and rumours, so that we may emerge smarter, stronger and viewing the world with more wonder than ever before. Fans of Adam Spencer will love 50 Shades of Grey Matter. This is a specially formatted fixed layout ebook that retains the look and feel of the print book.

Voice Actor's Guide to Recording at Home and on the Road


Author: Harlan Hogan,Jeffrey Paul Fisher
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 1598637266
Category: Electronic books
Page: 275
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For many years, recording voiceovers was the exclusive domain of commercial studios. Even a simple voice audition meant a trip to a studio, an ad agency, or an agent’s office. Today voiceover actors are increasingly producing voice tracks for corporate na

Wie Sie in 60 Sekunden Ihr Leben verändern


Author: Richard Wiseman
Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag
ISBN: 3104031703
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 368
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Wissenschaftlich erwiesene Techniken, mit denen Sie Ihr Leben in weniger als einer Minute erfolgreich verändern Es ist viel einfacher, Ihr Leben zu verändern, als Sie dachten und als Ihnen viele Lebensberater weismachen wollen. Neueste Studien haben ergeben, dass es viele Techniken gibt, die hoch effektiv sind, weniger als 60 Sekunden Zeit brauchen und deren Erfolg vor allem wissenschaftlich erwiesen ist. In diesem Buch bringt der Psychologe und Bestsellerautor Richard Wiseman erstmals diese Techniken zusammen und zeigt, wie und warum sie funktionieren. So erklärt er unter anderem – wie man um 10 Prozent kreativer wird, nur indem man sich hinlegt; – wie ein Bleistift im Mund unmittelbar das Glückempfinden stimuliert; – wie alleine ans Fitness-Studio zu denken den Körper in Form bringt; – warum eine leichte Berührung am Arm einer fremden Person um 62 Prozent die Chancen erhöht, dass diese Person Sie mag; – wie nur das Verschränken der Arme Ihnen schon hilft, eine schwierige Aufgabe anzupacken. Richard Wiseman zeigt, welche wissenschaftlichen Erkenntnisse hinter all diesen Techniken und vielen anderen stehen, er entlarvt die Mythen der vielen Lebensberater und zeigt, das der persönliche und berufliche Erfolg weniger als eine Minute entfernt sein kann.

The Tree of Lost Dreams


Author: Frank Sousa
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1499045824
Category: Fiction
Page: 382
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The Tree of Lost Dreams takes Johnny DaSilva and his Big Tree buddies from youths who lived out their fantasies of heroism high on the towering limbs of the Big Tree to the real world. While trying and failing to enter WW II because of their youth, they were greeted with the Korean War. Johnny’s words “Now we have our own war” were received with some standing tall on their high limb while others deciding to instead abandon the heights and place their two feet squarely on the ground. Johnny, Righty, Scoff, Rhesus and others bought into Johnny’s words, “If we don’t fight them there, we will fight them here.” The two young girls that were in love with Johnny, wealthy and popular Yelena, and poor and abused Bernadette, are now women. It took little time for the Big Tree gang to learn the great distance between the lofty fresh air of their beloved Tree to the lowly face in the muck, nearly impossible to breathe gasps of battlefield blood and barf. Johnny suffers the epitome of the wounds of the lower depths and the different directions it spirals him, Yelena and Bernadette into. Hopefully you have read the Tree of Young Dreamers, Frank Sousa’s first novel of the Tree Trilogy. The third, the Tree of New Roots is underway.

Teaching Science to Every Child

Using Culture as a Starting Point
Author: John Settlage,Sherry Southerland
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136731571
Category: Education
Page: 390
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Providing timely and practical guidance about teaching science to all students, this text gives particular emphasis to making science accessible to populations who are typically pushed to the fringe – especially students of color and English language learners. Central to this text is the idea that science can be viewed as a culture, including specific methods of thinking, particular ways of communicating, and specialized kinds of tools. By using culture as a starting point and connecting it to effective instructional approaches, this text gives elementary and middle school science teachers a valuable framework to support the science learning of every student. Changes in the Second Edition: Three new chapters; technological tools and resources embedded throughout each chapter; increased attention to the role of theory as it relates to science teaching and learning; expanded use of science process skills; updated and expanded Companion Website (www.routledge.com/textbooks/9780415892582).

Quirkology

The Curious Science of Everyday Lives
Author: Richard Wiseman
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
ISBN: 0330526057
Category: Psychology
Page: 240
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Ever wondered why bad musicians always win the Eurovision Song Contest, or how incompetent politicians get elected? You need some Quirkology in your life. While other scientists beaver away on obvious problems, Richard Wiseman has been busy uncovering the secret ingredients of charisma, exploring how our personalities are shaped by when we are born and examining why people usually miss the obvious signs of their partner's infidelity. Using scientific methods to investigate offbeat topics that interest the general public as well as the scientific community, Quirkology brings a new understanding to the backwaters of the human mind and takes us to places where mainstream scientists fear to tread. Comparable to Freakonomics, but British, far more populist, and a lot funnier. Findings include: How does your surname influence your life? What does the way you walk reveal about your personality? Why should women have men write their personal ads? What is the funniest joke in the world?