A Court of Wings and Ruin

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  • Category : Fiction
  • Author : Sarah J. Maas
  • ISBN : 161963449X
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing USA
  • Number of Pages : 432
  • Readers : 7223

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: The epic third novel in the #1 New York Times bestselling Court of Thorns and Roses series by Sarah J. Maas. Feyre has returned to the Spring Court, determined to gather information on Tamlin's actions and learn what she can about the invading king threatening to bring her land to its knees. But to do so she must play a deadly game of deceit. One slip could bring doom not only for Feyre, but for everything-and everyone-she holds dear. As war bears down upon them all, Feyre endeavors to take her place amongst the High Fae of the land, balancing her struggle to master her powers-both magical and political-and her love for her court and family. Amidst these struggles, Feyre and Rhysand must decide whom to trust amongst the cunning and lethal High Lords, and hunt for allies in unexpected places. In this thrilling third book in the #1 New York Times bestselling series from Sarah J. Maas, the fate of Feyre's world is at stake as armies grapple for power over the one thing that could destroy it.

The Wings of the Dove (Annotated - Includes Essay and Biography)

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  • Category : Fiction
  • Author : Henry James
  • ISBN : 1610426886
  • Publisher : Golgotha Press
  • Number of Pages : 300
  • Readers : 2137

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: The heroine of The Wings of a Dove is Milly, an extremely rich American girl, who has been left with no living relatives. She spends much of her time with friend and fellow traveler Susan Shepherd Stringham and together they become part of the social circle of Maud Lowder, a friend of Susan's who lives in London. Milly and Susan are not introduced to the readers until the third chapter. The first two chapters are taken up with Kate Croy, who is Mrs. Lowder's niece, and Merton Densher, a journalist whom Kate is in love with.

Gateway to Peranakan Food Culture (2004 Edition - PDF)

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  • Category : Comics & Graphic Novels
  • Author : Gek Suan Tan, Wing Fee
  • ISBN : 9811707073
  • Publisher : Asiapac Books Pte Ltd
  • Number of Pages : Not Available
  • Readers : 9859

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: If you think that most Peranakans live to eat, you may be correct. After all, good Peranakan cousine isn't a matter of tossing just anything edible into the cooking pot. It is a carefully nurtured craft, perfected through decades and possibly centuries of trial and error. Yet, Peranakan cuisine is more than just about good food. It encompasses the customs and traditions of the Peranakans, their culture and history. This book showcases the various aspects of their cuisine, and illustrates how food has become an essential part of Peranakan life.

The Development Dimension Private Philanthropy for Development

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  • Category : Books
  • Author : OECD
  • ISBN : 926408519X
  • Publisher : OECD Publishing
  • Number of Pages : 132
  • Readers : 4850

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: Philanthropy’s role in advancing sustainable development attracts a lot of attention. This report calls into question long-held assumptions about the volume, nature and potential of foundations’ engagement in developing countries, and the role they can play to support the SDGs. It presents ...

Eccentric Kansas

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  • Category : Reference
  • Author : Roger L. Ringer
  • ISBN : 1439668493
  • Publisher : Arcadia Publishing
  • Number of Pages : 176
  • Readers : 9364

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: Kansas has tales as extraordinary as its plains, although the stories behind the legends are sometimes lost to time. Discover the history of the state's world-class violinist, homemade airplane and alleged volcano. Iola's Mad Bomber blew up the town's saloons after a hangover. The bulletproof and most "extinctest" creature lurked in sinkholes outside Inman. Hunters in Stafford County learned to leave out enormous quantities of food for local hermit Pelican Pete. Join author Roger Ringer as he delves into these and other facts behind the myths of the Sunflower State.

Falling with Wings: A Mother's Story

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  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Author : Dianna De La Garza,Vickie McIntyre
  • ISBN : 1250143322
  • Publisher : Feiwel & Friends
  • Number of Pages : 304
  • Readers : 1312

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: Before she was mother to global superstar Demi Lovato, she was just Dianna Hart. Dianna tells her story from the very beginning in this complete and genuinely affecting memoir. She had big plans of becoming a country music star, but her life went in a different direction than her dreams. She developed an eating disorder early in life to gain a sense of control in her strict upbringing. As she continued to struggle with body image and her obsession with being perfect her entire adult life, she was also met with other difficult situations. Her husband and father of her two eldest daughters, Dallas and Demi, had his own troubles that effected the entire family. She coped with alcohol and pills, forming a long-lasting addiction. She's had terrible lows but also some great highs as she watched her daughters break out in Hollywood to become strong, empowered young women. As a mother caring for daughters with addictions while continuing to battle her own, Dianna offers a unique perspective. And as a family, they have survived everything life has thrown at them and come away from it stronger than ever. Dianna tells her story of living through and surviving adversity--with tremendous strength, love and faith.

The Wings of a Blue Butterfly

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  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Author : Janani Devulapally
  • ISBN : 1648699154
  • Publisher : Notion Press
  • Number of Pages : 94
  • Readers : 7546

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: Do you make memories in your lives? ‘The Wings of a Blue Butterfly’ is an anthology of stories narrated in a simple and lucid manner. Each of these tales covers the author’s cherished memories, which are filled with happiness in little things, hope, true friendship, love for nature, etc. In every phase of her life, she learns that exploring herself is the toughest task of all - to understand how a person has an influence over changing times, minds and the people around. And yet treasure those wonderful memories as precious things. The best part is to be able to reflect on the past in the present journey as a breakthrough to success. The beauty lies everywhere in this nature It can be anything, Happiness or joy, Loneliness or coy, Just like the flowers bloom as per their seasons, You will bloom according to your times. There is no space for regrets in this evolving world as they are nothing when you have Memories that are more expensive than any Gifts.

The Dangerous Gift (Wings of Fire #14)

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  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Author : Tui T. Sutherland
  • ISBN : 133821456X
  • Publisher : Scholastic Inc.
  • Number of Pages : 336
  • Readers : 4542

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: The #1 New York Times bestselling series continues! Snowfall didn't expect to be queen of the IceWings at such a young age, but now that she is, she's going to be the best queen ever. All she has to do is keep her tribe within IceWing territory, where it's safe -- while keeping every other tribe out, where they belong.It's a perfect and simple plan, backed up by all the IceWing magic Snowfall can find. That is, until a storm of unidentified dragons arrives on her shore, looking for asylum.The foreigners are completely strange and, Snowfall is certain, utterly untrustworthy. But as she escorts the miserable new tribes out of her kingdom, Snowfall is forced to reconsider her plan. Maybe she can only keep her tribe safe . . . if she's willing to risk everything.

The Development Dimension Private Philanthropy for Development – Second Edition Data for Action

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  • Category : Books
  • Author : OECD
  • ISBN : 9264334645
  • Publisher : OECD Publishing
  • Number of Pages : 139
  • Readers : 1376

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: This second edition of Private Philanthropy for Development aims to meet the growing demand for open, reliable and comparable data on philanthropic giving. Compared to the first edition, it collected more data from large foundations and other organisations based in developing countries to have a more comprehensive understanding of cross-border financing and domestic giving.

Waiting in the Wings

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  • Category : Fiction
  • Author : Melissa Brayden
  • ISBN : 1602825971
  • Publisher : Bold Strokes Books Inc
  • Number of Pages : 256
  • Readers : 2396

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: If you don't get lost, there's a chance you may never be found. Jenna McGovern has spent her whole life training for the stage. She's taken dance classes, voice lessons, and even earned her performance degree from one of the most prestigious musical theater programs in the nation. At graduation, she's stunned when a chance audition lands her a prime supporting role in the hottest Broadway touring production in the country. In more exciting news, Jenna discovers acclaimed television star Adrienne Kenyon is headlining the production. Jenna settles easily in to life on tour and has a promising career laid out in front of her, if only she plays her cards right. She's waited for this opportunity her entire life and will let nothing stand in her way. The one thing she didn't prepare for, however, was Adrienne. Her new costar is talented, beautiful, generous, and the utmost professional. As the two women grow closer onstage and off, they must learn how to fit each other into a demanding lifestyle full of unexpected twists and difficult decisions. But is Jenna ready to sacrifice what she's worked so hard for in exchange for a shot at something much deeper?

Right-Wing Terrorism in the 21st Century

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  • Category : Political Science
  • Author : Daniel Koehler
  • ISBN : 1317301056
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Number of Pages : 270
  • Readers : 9027

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: This book is the first comprehensive academic study of German right-wing terrorism since the early 1960s available in the English language. It offers a unique in-depth analysis of German violent, extremist right-wing movements, terrorist events, groups, networks and individuals. In addition, the book discusses the so-called ‘National Socialist Underground’ (NSU) terror cell, which was uncovered in late 2011 by the authorities. The NSU had been active for over a decade and had killed at least ten people, as well as executing numerous bombings and bank robberies. With an examination of the group’s support network and the reasons behind the failure of the German authorities, this book sheds light on right-wing terrorist group structures, tactics and target groups in Germany. The book also contains a complete list of all the German right-wing terrorist groups and incidents since the Second World War. Based on the most detailed dataset of right-wing terrorism in Germany, this book offers highly valuable insights into this specific form of political violence and terrorism, which has been widely neglected in international terrorism research.

When Dreams Have Wings

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  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Author : Shoma Bakre
  • ISBN : 1482822628
  • Publisher : Partridge Publishing
  • Number of Pages : 314
  • Readers : 4651

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: This book features seven outstanding women who have incredible stories of grit, determination, and perseverance in following their passion, doing what they believe in, and realizing their dreams. The authors interactions with them and experiences with some of their organizations inspired her to write this book. The stories of these seven women are simply amazing and can benefit and inspire a lot of women to pursue their passion, follow their dreams, do what they believe in, and never give up despite all odds. The book highlights the dreams, struggles, efforts, and achievements of these highly inspirational women through miniature biographies of each one of them. Hopefully, their stories will help empower many women to shed their fears, inhibitions, hesitations, and inertia and inspire them to venture out where they dreamt to go but dared not go before. A big takeaway from the stories of these admirable women is the message that nothing is impossible if one sets ones heart on a goal. A very inspirational book for all. Proceeds from the sale of this book will be donated to the organizations founded by these remarkable women who have inspired the author to write their stories.

Data Modeling for Metrology and Testing in Measurement Science

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  • Category : Mathematics
  • Author : Franco Pavese,Alistair B. Forbes
  • ISBN : 0817648046
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Number of Pages : 486
  • Readers : 8575

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: This book provide a comprehensive set of modeling methods for data and uncertainty analysis, taking readers beyond mainstream methods and focusing on techniques with a broad range of real-world applications. The book will be useful as a textbook for graduate students, or as a training manual in the fields of calibration and testing. The work may also serve as a reference for metrologists, mathematicians, statisticians, software engineers, chemists, and other practitioners with a general interest in measurement science.

Morphing Wing Technologies

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  • Category : Technology & Engineering
  • Author : Sergio Ricci,Ferri M H Aliabadi,Ruxandra Botez,Fabio Semperlotti
  • ISBN : 0081009690
  • Publisher : Butterworth-Heinemann
  • Number of Pages : 978
  • Readers : 5919

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: Morphing Wings Technologies: Large Commercial Aircraft and Civil Helicopters offers a fresh look at current research on morphing aircraft, including industry design, real manufactured prototypes and certification. This is an invaluable reference for students in the aeronautics and aerospace fields who need an introduction to the morphing discipline, as well as senior professionals seeking exposure to morphing potentialities. Practical applications of morphing devices are presented—from the challenge of conceptual design incorporating both structural and aerodynamic studies, to the most promising and potentially flyable solutions aimed at improving the performance of commercial aircraft and UAVs. Morphing aircraft are multi-role aircraft that change their external shape substantially to adapt to a changing mission environment during flight. The book consists of eight sections as well as an appendix which contains both updates on main systems evolution (skin, structure, actuator, sensor, and control systems) and a survey on the most significant achievements of integrated systems for large commercial aircraft. Provides current worldwide status of morphing technologies, the industrial development expectations, and what is already available in terms of flying systems Offers new perspectives on wing structure design and a new approach to general structural design Discusses hot topics such as multifunctional materials and auxetic materials Presents practical applications of morphing devices

Tiger Check

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  • Category : Science
  • Author : Steven A. Fino
  • ISBN : 1421423286
  • Publisher : JHU Press
  • Number of Pages : 448
  • Readers : 1169

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: The book illuminates the complex interactions between human and machine that accompany advancing automation in the workplace.

Wings of Fire: The Brightest Night: A Graphic Novel (Wings of Fire Graphic Novel #5)

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  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Author : Tui T. Sutherland
  • ISBN : 1338730878
  • Publisher : Scholastic Inc.
  • Number of Pages : 224
  • Readers : 6884

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: The graphic novel adaptations of the #1 New York Times bestselling Wings of Fire series continue to set the world on fire! One will have the power of wings of fire . . . Sunny has always taken the Dragonet Prophecy very seriously. If Pyrrhia’s dragons need her, Clay, Tsunami, Glory, and Starflight to end the war, she’s ready to try. She even has some good ideas how to do it, if anyone would listen to her. But shattering news from Morrowseer has shaken Sunny’s faith in their destiny. Is it possible for anyone to end this terrible war and choose a new SandWing queen? What if everything they’ve been through was for nothing? Buried secrets, deadly surprises, and an unexpected side to scavengers are all waiting for her in the shifting sands of the desert, where Sunny must decide once and for all: Is her destiny already written? Or can five dragonets change their fate and save the world . . . the way they choose?

Dragonslayer (Wings of Fire: Legends)

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  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Author : Tui T. Sutherland
  • ISBN : 1338214624
  • Publisher : Scholastic Inc.
  • Number of Pages : 512
  • Readers : 1600

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: This special edition of the #1 New York Times bestselling Wings of Fire series soars back in time to give readers a glimpse of Pyrrhia through new eyes.

Clipped Wings

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  • Category : Business & Economics
  • Author : Deborah Ancell
  • ISBN : 1317165047
  • Publisher : Taylor & Francis
  • Number of Pages : 428
  • Readers : 5609

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: Within the developed world, airlines have responded to the advice of advocates for corporate social and environmental responsibility (CSER) to use the intertwined dimensions of economics, society and environment to guide their business activities. However, disingenuously, the advocates and regulators frequently pay insufficient attention to the economics which are critical to airlines’ sustainability and profits. This omission pushes airlines into the unprofitable domain of CSERplus. The author identifies alleged market inefficiencies and failures, examines CSERplus impacts on international competition and assesses the unintended consequences of the regulations. She also provides innovative ideas for future-proofing airlines. Clipped Wings is a treatise for business professionals featuring academic research as well as industry anecdotes. It is written for airlines (including their owners, employees, passengers and suppliers), airports, trade associations, policy makers, educators, students, consultants, CSERplus specialists and anyone who is concerned about the future of competitive airlines.

On Wings of Devotion (The Codebreakers Book #2)

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  • Category : Fiction
  • Author : Roseanna M. White
  • ISBN : 1493422782
  • Publisher : Baker Books
  • Number of Pages : 400
  • Readers : 2727

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: All of England thinks Phillip Camden a monster--a man who deliberately caused the deaths of his squadron. But as nurse Arabelle Denler watches the so-dubbed "Black Heart" every day, she sees something far different: a hurting man desperate for mercy. And when their paths twist together and he declares himself her new protector, she realizes she has her own role to play in his healing. Phillip Camden would have preferred to die that day with his squadron rather than be recruited to the Admiralty's codebreaking division. The threats he receives daily are no great surprise and, in his opinion, well deserved. What comes as a shock is the reborn desire to truly live that Arabelle inspires in him. But when an old acquaintance shows up and seems set on using him in a plot that has the codebreakers of Room 40 in a frenzy, new affections are put to the test.

Research Anthology on Developing Critical Thinking Skills in Students

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  • Category : Business & Economics
  • Author : Management Association, Information Resources
  • ISBN : 1799830233
  • Publisher : IGI Global
  • Number of Pages : 1537
  • Readers : 2829

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: Learning strategies for critical thinking are a vital part of today’s curriculum as students have few additional opportunities to learn these skills outside of school environments. Therefore, it is essential that educators be given practical strategies for improving their critical thinking skills as well as methods to effectively provide critical thinking skills to their students. The Research Anthology on Developing Critical Thinking Skills in Students is a vital reference source that helps to shift and advance the debate on how critical thinking should be taught and offers insights into the significance of critical thinking and its effective integration as a cornerstone of the educational system. Highlighting a range of topics such as discourse analysis, skill assessment and measurement, and critical analysis techniques, this multi-volume book is ideally designed for teachers/instructors, instructional designers, curriculum developers, education professionals, administrators, policymakers, researchers, and academicians.

Information and Technology Literacy: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications

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  • Category : Computers
  • Author : Management Association, Information Resources
  • ISBN : 1522534180
  • Publisher : IGI Global
  • Number of Pages : 2349
  • Readers : 6286

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Category: Computers Books

BOOK OVERVIEWS: People currently live in a digital age in which technology is now a ubiquitous part of society. It has become imperative to develop and maintain a comprehensive understanding of emerging innovations and technologies. Information and Technology Literacy: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications is an authoritative reference source for the latest scholarly research on techniques, trends, and opportunities within the areas of digital literacy. Highlighting a wide range of topics and concepts such as social media, professional development, and educational applications, this multi-volume book is ideally designed for academics, technology developers, researchers, students, practitioners, and professionals interested in the importance of understanding technological innovations.

Small Animal Toxicology - E-Book

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  • Category : Medical
  • Author : Michael E. Peterson,Patricia A. Talcott
  • ISBN : 0323241980
  • Publisher : Elsevier Health Sciences
  • Number of Pages : 928
  • Readers : 7114

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: Diagnose and determine treatment for toxic exposures in small animals with this quick reference! Small Animal Toxicology, 3rd Edition covers hundreds of potentially toxic substances, providing the information you need to manage emergency treatment and prevent poisonings in companion animals. To help you identify an unknown poison, this guide provides a list of potential toxins based on clinical signs or symptoms. It also includes a NEW color insert with 85 full-color photographs of toxic plants and of lesions associated with various poisonings. Written by respected veterinarian Michael E. Peterson and board-certified veterinary toxicologist Patricia A. Talcott, along with a team of expert contributors, this edition covers a wide variety of topics including toxicodynamics, toxicokinetics, effective history taking, recognizing clinical signs of toxic exposures, managing emergencies, and supportive care of the poisoned patient. Comprehensive coverage of toxins/poisons includes the full range of substances from acetaminophen to zinc, including home products, prescription medicines, recreational drugs, and more. Guidelines to evaluation, diagnosis and treatment include examinations of the source, toxic dose, toxicokinetics, clinical signs, minimum database, confirming tests, treatment progress and differential diagnosis for each specific toxicant. Coverage of common poisonous substances includes grapes and raisins, nicotine, mercury, mushrooms, Christmas-time plants, and snake and spider venoms. Toxicological Concepts section provides information on toxicologic principles such as history taking, providing supportive care, and managing emergency treatment. General Exposures section addresses nontraditional toxicology such as indoor environmental air, pesticides, pharmaceuticals, and toxicities in pregnant and lactating animals. Miscellaneous Toxicant Groups section covers commonly encountered specific toxicants, the proper use of diagnostic laboratories, use of human poison control centers, and antidotes for specific toxins. More than 50 international contributors provide up-to-date, authoritative advice on treating poisonings and intoxications. 8 NEW chapters cover topics including legal considerations in toxicology cases, responding to mass exposures, and poisonings in birds, small mammals, and geriatric patients. NEW color insert shows 85 of the most commonly encountered toxic substances for at-a-glance identification. UPDATED Signs and Symptoms index makes it easier to find information on a toxic agent by presenting signs rather than requiring the formulation of a diagnosis. UPDATED information on agents most likely to cause a toxic reaction includes natural flea products and an expanded section on human medications. NEW quick-access format with bold headings and convenient tables and boxes allows quick retrieval of information in emergency situations.

The Third Dimension

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  • Category : Political Science
  • Author : A K Agarwal
  • ISBN : 9382573720
  • Publisher : Vij Books India Pvt Ltd
  • Number of Pages : 192
  • Readers : 6825

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: The Maoist Insurgency has been born out of long periods of social discontent, economic hardships and state apathy towards the neglected masses. Anti-Maoist operations have to be based on a strong political will, aggressive anti-guerrilla tactics and economic and social development of affected areas to win back the confidence of the people. A common perception is that in these operations, the role of air power is normally overlooked. History differs and tells us that air power has been used extensively to quell past insurgencies. This book explores the nature of insurgencies and air power lessons from past insurgencies. After analysing the Maoist insurgency, the employment of air assets in supporting the security forces is examined.

Wings of Shadow

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  • Category : Young Adult Fiction
  • Author : Nicki Pau Preto
  • ISBN : 1534466045
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Number of Pages : 640
  • Readers : 8596

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: In the heart-stopping finale to the Crown of Feathers trilogy, which #1 New York Times bestselling author Kendare Blake calls “absolutely unforgettable,” Veronyka must face her most devastating enemy yet: her own sister. I had a sister, once… Veronyka is no longer an orphaned stable boy or a nameless Phoenix Rider apprentice: she is the daughter of Pheronia Ashfire, the last queen of the Golden Empire…and the niece of Avalkyra Ashfire, the resurrected rebel queen who tore the empire apart. We shone brightly, burned fiercely. Now that the secret is out, everyone at the Eyrie treats Veronyka differently, and with Tristan still a hostage of the scheming Lord Rolan—and Sev with him as a spy—Veronyka feels very much alone. Except for her beloved phoenix, Xephyra, of course, and her new friend, Kade, who has his own reasons for wanting to save Tristan. Was it always going to come down to this? Sister against sister? Darkness against light? Veronyka is determined to do whatever it takes to get Tristan back, even if that means revealing her identity to the world and inheriting a throne she’s not sure she wants. But when she discovers that Avalkyra has bonded with a strix—a legendary creature of darkness that feeds off the life force of others—Veronyka realizes she has more to deal with than an encroaching war with the empire. Val is willing to destroy everything to get her revenge on a world that rejected her, and if Veronyka wants to bring peace to the empire and Pyra alike, she must face down her sister once and for all. The world began with Ashfire queens…perhaps they will also be its destruction.

Smart Economy in Smart Cities

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  • Category : Political Science
  • Author : T. M. Vinod Kumar
  • ISBN : 9811016100
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Number of Pages : 1086
  • Readers : 4878

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: The present book highlights studies that show how smart cities promote urban economic development. The book surveys the state of the art of Smart City Economic Development through a literature survey. The book uses 13 in depth city research case studies in 10 countries such as the North America, Europe, Africa and Asia to explain how a smart economy changes the urban spatial system and vice versa. This book focuses on exploratory city studies in different countries, which investigate how urban spatial systems adapt to the specific needs of smart urban economy. The theory of smart city economic development is not yet entirely understood and applied in metropolitan regional plans. Smart urban economies are largely the result of the influence of ICT applications on all aspects of urban economy, which in turn changes the land-use system. It points out that the dynamics of smart city GDP creation takes ‘different paths,’ which need further empirical study, hypothesis testing and mathematical modelling. Although there are hypotheses on how smart cities generate wealth and social benefits for nations, there are no significant empirical studies available on how they generate urban economic development through urban spatial adaptation. This book with 13 cities research studies is one attempt to fill in the gap in knowledge base.

Strategies for Combating Right-Wing Extremism in Europe

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  • Category : Political Science
  • Author : Bertelsmann Stiftung
  • ISBN : 3867932603
  • Publisher : Verlag Bertelsmann Stiftung
  • Number of Pages : 568
  • Readers : 5193

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: Right-wing extremism is a phenomenon that can be found throughout Europe. All democratic societies are threatened by racist, anti-pluralistic and authoritarian ideas. Even though the so called "radical right" differs in character and ideology in the various European countries it strives to restrict civic and human rights as well as to change the constitutional structures that are based on the principles of democracy and liberty. Individual European countries deal with this challenge differently. The various policy approaches found in these countries are a good source for developing improved practices for fighting rightwing extremism in Germany and worldwide. With this publication the Bertelsmann Stiftung presents an overview of the radical right in Austria, Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Great Britain, Hungary, Italy, the Netherlands, Sweden and Switzerland. It also includes the most successful strategies against right-wing extremism found in these countries. The main focus of this publication is the actions pursued by the governments, political parties and actors of the civil society. Judicial provisions are highlighted as well as the implementation of laws, special action programs, the effectiveness of prosecution of right-wing crimes, cooperation of parties, institutional responsibilities, cooperation of authorities with NGOs and civil commitment against right-wing extremism.

Outsourcing Biopharma R&D to India

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  • Category : Medical
  • Author : P R Chowdhury
  • ISBN : 1908818018
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Number of Pages : 130
  • Readers : 6862

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: The trend of outsourcing to India for research and development is catching on fast. Over the last decade, worldwide pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies have made India their choice for a research destination. Initially R&D was inclined more towards developing products for the Indian market within the country. This led to several multinational companies opening up production plants in India, primarily due to the globalization of the Indian economy and offshoring jobs to India. Alongside, several global pharma-biotech majors ascertained large market requirements within the country and capitalized on the advantage of serving Indian customers. Strategies were devised to optimize operational expenses with the setting up of on-site R&D to develop products for local requirements. In view of this, this book seeks to explore various nuances of the outsourcing sector with respect to biopharma in India. Constitutes the first ever comprehensive insight on the Indian biopharma sector Provides a perspective based on practical hands-on legal experience Simply structured, clearly presented and free from excessive legal jargon

Maya Gods of War

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  • Category : Social Science
  • Author : Karen Bassie-Sweet
  • ISBN : 1646421329
  • Publisher : University Press of Colorado
  • Number of Pages : 340
  • Readers : 4715

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: Numerous archaeological projects have found substantial evidence of the military nature of Maya society, and warfare is a frequent theme of Maya art. Maya Gods of War investigates the Classic period Maya gods who were associated with weapons of war and the flint and obsidian from which those weapons were made. Author Karen Bassie-Sweet traces the semantic markers used to distinguish flint from other types of stone, surveys various types of Chahk thunderbolt deities and their relationship to flint weapons, and explores the connection between lightning and the ruling elite. Additional chapters review these fire and solar deities and their roles in Maya warfare and examine the nature and manifestations of the Central Mexican thunderbolt god Tlaloc, his incorporation into the Maya pantheon, and his identification with meteors and obsidian weapons. Finally, Bassie-Sweet addresses the characteristics of the deity God L, his role as an obsidian merchant god, and his close association with the ancient land route between the highland Guatemalan obsidian sources and the lowlands. Through analysis of the nature of the Teotihuacán deities and exploration of the ways in which these gods were introduced into the Maya region and incorporated into the Maya worldview, Maya Gods of War offers new insights into the relationship between warfare and religious beliefs in Mesoamerica. This significant work will be of interest to scholars of Maya religion and iconography.

Coding as a Playground

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  • Category : Education
  • Author : Marina Umaschi Bers
  • ISBN : 1000194523
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Number of Pages : 242
  • Readers : 6517

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: Coding as a Playground, Second Edition focuses on how young children (aged 7 and under) can engage in computational thinking and be taught to become computer programmers, a process that can increase both their cognitive and social-emotional skills. Learn how coding can engage children as producers—and not merely consumers—of technology in a playful way. You will come away from this groundbreaking work with an understanding of how coding promotes developmentally appropriate experiences such as problem-solving, imagination, cognitive challenges, social interactions, motor skills development, emotional exploration, and making different choices. Featuring all-new case studies, vignettes, and projects, as well as an expanded focus on teaching coding as a new literacy, this second edition helps you learn how to integrate coding into different curricular areas to promote literacy, math, science, engineering, and the arts through a project-based approach and a positive attitude to learning.

Teaching Computational Thinking and Coding to Young Children

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  • Category : Education
  • Author : Bers, Marina
  • ISBN : 1799873102
  • Publisher : IGI Global
  • Number of Pages : 362
  • Readers : 2648

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: Computational thinking is a lifelong skill important for succeeding in careers and life. Students especially need to acquire this skill while in school as it can assist with solving a number of complex problems that arise later in life. Therefore, the importance of teaching computational thinking and coding in early education is paramount for fostering problem-solving and creativity. Teaching Computational Thinking and Coding to Young Children discusses the importance of teaching computational thinking and coding in early education. The book focuses on interdisciplinary connections between computational thinking and other areas of study, assessment methods for computational thinking, and different contexts in which computational thinking plays out. Covering topics such as programming, computational thinking assessment, computational expression, and coding, this book is essential for elementary and middle school teachers, early childhood educators, administrators, instructional designers, curricula developers, educational software developers, researchers, educators, academicians, and students in computer science, education, computational thinking, and early childhood education.

Emerging Research, Practice, and Policy on Computational Thinking

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  • Category : Education
  • Author : Peter J. Rich,Charles B. Hodges
  • ISBN : 331952691X
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Number of Pages : 413
  • Readers : 2375

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Category: Education Books

BOOK OVERVIEWS: This book reports on research and practice on computational thinking and the effect it is having on education worldwide, both inside and outside of formal schooling. With coding becoming a required skill in an increasing number of national curricula (e.g., the United Kingdom, Israel, Estonia, Finland), the ability to think computationally is quickly becoming a primary 21st century “basic” domain of knowledge. The authors of this book investigate how this skill can be taught and its resultant effects on learning throughout a student's education, from elementary school to adult learning.

Unmanned Aircraft Systems Traffic Management

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  • Category : Technology & Engineering
  • Author : Michael S. Baum
  • ISBN : 1000379558
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Number of Pages : 347
  • Readers : 1099

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: This book introduces unmanned aircraft systems traffic management (UTM) and how this new paradigm in traffic management integrates unmanned aircraft operations into national airspace systems. Exploring how UTM is expected to operate, including possible architectures for UTM implementations, and UTM services, including flight planning, strategic coordination, and conformance monitoring, Unmanned Aircraft Systems Traffic Management: UTM considers the boundaries of UTM and how it is expected to interlace with tactical coordination systems to maintain airspace safety. The book also presents the work of the global ecosystem of players advancing UTM, including relevant standards development organizations (SDOs), and considers UTM governance paradigms and challenges. FEATURES Describes UTM concept of operations (ConOps) and global variations in architectures Explores envisioned UTM services, including flight planning, strategic coordination, conformance monitoring, contingency management, constraints and geo-awareness, and remote identification Highlights cybersecurity standards development and awareness Covers approaches to the approval, management, and oversight of UTM components and ecosystem Considers the future of UTM and potential barriers to its success, international coordination, and regulatory reform This book is an essential, in-depth, annotated resource for developers, unmanned aircraft system operators, pilots, policy makers, researchers, and academics engaged in unmanned systems, transportation management, and the future of aviation.

Handbook of Research on Education and Technology in a Changing Society

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  • Category : Education
  • Author : Wang, Victor C. X.
  • ISBN : 1466660473
  • Publisher : IGI Global
  • Number of Pages : 1217
  • Readers : 1543

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Category: Education Books

BOOK OVERVIEWS: Technology has become an integral part of our everyday lives. This trend in ubiquitous technology has also found its way into the learning process at every level of education. The Handbook of Research on Education and Technology in a Changing Society offers an in-depth description of concepts related to different areas, issues, and trends within education and technological integration in modern society. This handbook includes definitions and terms, as well as explanations of concepts and processes regarding the integration of technology into education. Addressing all pertinent issues and concerns in education and technology in our changing society with a wide breadth of discussion, this handbook is an essential collection for educators, academicians, students, researchers, and librarians.

Energy Economics: CO2 Emissions in China

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  • Category : Science
  • Author : Yiming Wei,Lancui Liu,Gang Wu,Lele Zou
  • ISBN : 3642138470
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Number of Pages : 322
  • Readers : 7731

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: "Energy Economics: CO2 Emissions in China" presents a collection of the researches on China's CO2 emissions as studied by the Center for Energy & Environmental Policy Research (CEEP). Based on the analysis of factors related to global climate change and CO2 emissions, it discusses China's CO2 emissions originating from various sectors, diverse impact factors, as well as proposed policies for reducing carbon emissions. Featuring empirical research and policy analysis on focused and critical issues involving different stages of CO2 emissions in China, the book provides scientific supports for researchers and policy makers in dealing with global climate change.

The Romulan War: Beneath the Raptor's Wing

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  • Category : Fiction
  • Author : Michael A. Martin
  • ISBN : 1439123470
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Number of Pages : 464
  • Readers : 6189

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: With nothing left to lose, the Romulan Star Empire engages in all-out war against humanity, determined once and for all to stop the human menace from spreading across the galaxy. At the start of the twenty-first century, unconditional war swept across the Earth. A war that engulfed the great and the small, the rich and the poor, giving no quarter. Each side strove for unconditional victory, and as battle built upon battle, the living began to envy the dead. Chastised by the cataclysm that they had unleashed, the governments of Earth came together. Humanity vowed to put an end to war and to strive for the betterment of every living creature. A united Earth created Starfleet, an interstellar agency whose mission was to explore the cosmos, to come in peace for all mankind. It was a naïve wish that was battered by interstellar realities, yet man persists in the belief that peace is the way. Banding together with other powers to form a Coalition of Planets, humanity hopes that the strength each can offer the other will allow for peaceful exploration. However, the rise of the Coalition strikes dread within the Romulan Star Empire. They feel its growing reach will cut them off from what is rightfully theirs. The Romulans know that the alliance is fragile, that the correct strategy could turn allies into foes. Perfecting a way of remotely controlling Coalition ships and using them as weapons against one another, the Romulans hope to drive a wedge of suspicion and mistrust between these new allies. One Starfleet captain uncovers this insidious plot: Jonathan Archer of the Enterprise. Determined not to lose what they have gained, outmanned and outgunned, the captains of Starfleet stand tall, vowing to defend every inch of Coalition space until the tide begins to turn.

Computational Thinking in Education

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  • Category : Education
  • Author : Aman Yadav,Ulf Dalvad Berthelsen
  • ISBN : 1000452638
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Number of Pages : 236
  • Readers : 7472

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: Computational Thinking in Education explores the relevance of computational thinking in primary and secondary education. As today’s school-aged students prepare to live and work in a thoroughly digitized world, computer science is providing a wealth of new learning concepts and opportunities across domains. This book offers a comprehensive overview of computational thinking, its history, implications for equity and inclusion, analyses of competencies in practice, and integration into learning, instruction, and assessment through scaffolded teacher education. Computer science education faculty and pre- and in-service educators will find a fresh pedagogical approach to computational thinking in primary and secondary classrooms.

The Wiley Handbook of Problem-Based Learning

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  • Category : Education
  • Author : Mahnaz Moallem,Woei Hung,Nada Dabbagh
  • ISBN : 1119173221
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Number of Pages : 752
  • Readers : 3571

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: The first book to offer an in-depth exploration of the topic of problem-based learning with contributions from international experts The Wiley Handbook of Problem-Based Learning is the first book of its kind to present a collection of original essays that integrate the research and practice of problem-based learning in one comprehensive volume. With contributions from an international panel of leading scholars, researchers, practitioners and educational and training communities, the handbook is an authoritative, definitive, and contemporary volume that clearly demonstrates the impact and scope of research-based practice in problem-based learning (PBL). After many years of its successful implementation in medical education curricula, problem-based learning is now being emphasized and practiced more widely in K-12, higher education, and other professional fields. The handbook provides timely and stimulating advice and reflection on the theory, research, and practice of PBL. Throughout the book the contributors address the skills needed to implement PBL in the classroom and the need for creating learning environments that are active, collaborative, experiential, motivating and engaging. This important resource: Addresses the need for a comprehensive resource to problem-based learning research and implementation Contains contributions from an international panel of experts on the topic Offers a rich collection of scholarly writings that challenge readers to refresh their knowledge and rethink their assumptions Takes an inclusive approach that addresses the theory, design, and practice of problem-based learning Includes guidelines for instructional designers, and implementation and assessment strategies for practitioners Written for academics, students, and practitioners in education, The Wiley Handbook of Problem-Based Learning offers a key resource to the most recent information on the research and practice of problem-based learning.

Computation for Humanity

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  • Category : Computers
  • Author : Justyna Zander,Pieter J. Mosterman
  • ISBN : 1439883297
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Number of Pages : 520
  • Readers : 8685

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: The exponential progress and accessibility of computing has vastly increased data flows and revolutionized the practice of science, engineering, and communication. Computing plays a critical role in advancing research across almost every scientific discipline. Computation for Humanity: Information Technology to Advance Society is a guide for the creation of services, products, and tools that facilitate, support, and enhance progress of humanity toward more sustainable life. This book: Provides a deep understanding of the practical applications of computation to solve human-machine problems Delivers insight into theoretical approaches in an accessible manner Provides a comprehensive overview of computational science and engineering applications in selected disciplines Crosses the boundaries between different domains and shows how they interrelate and complement one another Focuses on grand challenges and issues that matter for the future of humanity Shows different perspectives of computational thinking, understanding, and reasoning Provides a basis for scientific discoveries and enables adopting scientific theories and engineering practices from other disciplines Takes a step back to provide a human-related abstraction level that is not ultimately seen in pure technological elaborations/collections The editors provide a collection of numerous computation-related projects that form a foundation from which to cross-pollinate between different disciplines and further extensive collaboration. They present a clear and profound understanding of computing in today's world, and provide fundamental solutions to some of the most pertinent humanity-related problems.

Supporting pupils on the Autism Spectrum in Secondary Schools

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  • Category : Education
  • Author : Carolyn Canavan
  • ISBN : 1317667301
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Number of Pages : 203
  • Readers : 5526

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: Written to meet the needs of teaching assistants and learning support assistants, this book provides a practical toolkit for supporting students on the autistic spectrum in mainstream secondary schools. The book offers a clear, jargon free explanation of autism spectrum conditions and examines the difficulties arising from these conditions and how they can impact on students’ learning. Addressing issues which arise on a daily basis, it is full of practical advice and strategies for supporting students socially and academically across all areas of the curriculum. Features include: templates to scaffold students’ comprehension and learning in different subject areas forms to help with information collection and evaluation advice on supporting students through examinations examples and case studies to illustrate how the strategies described work in practice Packed with photocopiable resources that can be adapted to suit individual students’ needs, this book is essential reading for teaching assistants that want to help their students’ on the autistic spectrum to reach their full potential.

Chinese Environmental Governance

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  • Category : Political Science
  • Author : Bingqiang Ren
  • ISBN : 1137343680
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Number of Pages : 251
  • Readers : 3782

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: In this edited volume, leading environmental policy experts from China, USA, and Europe provide a contemporary view of Chinese environmental policy, analyzing current discussions among various actors and agencies. The book covers a wide range of topics including the gap between national policy goals and their local implementation, cultural and social factors shaping political behavior, legal and political systems affecting environmental policy creation and execution, new societal forces participating in environmental policymaking and governance, and local state strategies tasked with navigating a mix of political, legal, and societal forces. Featuring in-depth, empirically-grounded analyses with interdisciplinary approaches, the book is ideal reading for scholars interested in the complex nature of balancing Chinese environmental sustainability and economic growth.