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Chance Encounters: Probability in Education Book by ,

Chance Encounters: Probability in Education Book
  • Author : ,
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release Date : 2012-12-06
  • Category: Education
  • Pages : 267
  • ISBN Code: 9401135320

Summary: This book has been written to fIll a substantial gap in the current literature in mathemat ical education. Throughout the world, school mathematical curricula have incorporated probability and statistics as new topics. There have been many research papers written on specifIc aspects of teaching, presenting novel and unusual approaches to introducing ideas in the classroom; however, there has been no book giving an overview. Here we have decided to focus on probability, making reference to inferential statistics where appropriate; we have deliberately avoided descriptive statistics as it is a separate area and would have made ideas less coherent and the book excessively long. A general lead has been taken from the fIrst book in this series written by the man who, probably more than everyone else, has established mathematical education as an aca demic discipline. However, in his exposition of didactical phenomenology, Freudenthal does not analyze probability. Thus, in this book, we show how probability is able to organize the world of chance and idealized chance phenomena based on its development and applications. In preparing these chapters we and our co-authors have reflected on our own acquisition of probabilistic ideas, analyzed textbooks, and observed and reflect ed upon the learning processes involved when children and adults struggle to acquire the relevant concepts.

Chance Encounters Book by M. J. Benson

Chance Encounters Book
  • Author : M. J. Benson
  • Publisher : WestBow Press
  • Release Date : 2021-03-16
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : 428
  • ISBN Code: 166421996X

Summary: The good-looking and beloved Fr. Alexander Vanos has served his church and community well. But, he’s no ordinary priest. Bored to death with the mundane rituals and routines of priestly life, he studies centuries old church policies and doctrines and asks the they line up with biblical doctrine? Thus begins his quest for truth, leading to a life-changing decision that threatens to destroy close and supportive relationships. As if that wasn’t enough, a chance encounter with an African American Protestant female with her own issues, will dramatically reshape the course of their lives and set them on a collision course with their respective families. Will he choose love, or devotion to God? Can he have both? Will she do the unthinkable? But his decision to accept the challenge to spearhead an organization of ex-priests explodes into an international initiative and proves to be his boldest move yet. Described as a ‘modern day Martin Luther’ by some, Fr. Vanos and this organization embarks on an extraordinary journey, one that threatens the boundaries of family relations, and ultimately...challenges Rome on an international platform, continuing in the sequel The Silent Majority, (available now at on-line book stores, and

Chance Encounters Book by Rodney Castleden

Chance Encounters Book
  • Author : Rodney Castleden
  • Publisher : Canary Press eBooks
  • Release Date : 2020-07-01
  • Category: History
  • Pages : 64
  • ISBN Code: 1908698403

Summary: This e-book is an extract from Encounters that Changed the World and is also available as part of that complete publication. He didn’t realize it at the time, but in the late 1860s, David Livingstone had disappeared and was presumed dead. He had been in Central Africa and out of touch with the world for 5 years. In November 1871, Henry Morton Stanley mounted an expedition to find him. Read about the famous encounter between Stanley and Livingstone along with other famous chance encounters that changed the world.

Chance Encounters Book by Margaret Conger

Chance Encounters Book
  • Author : Margaret Conger
  • Publisher : iUniverse
  • Release Date : 2019-09-18
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : 90
  • ISBN Code: 1532081677

Summary: Sophie escapes from Auschwitz and is sheltered in a Catholic convent until the area is liberated by the Russians. Her husband Jake is inducted into the Polish Army in 1939 and is taken prisoner by the Germans. With the help of a friend, he escapes and reaches Russia. He eventually joins the 1st Polish Army and is part of the forces liberating Poland and Berlin. After the war Sophie searches for information about Jake. She hears about the 1st Polish Army and tries to get to Berlin to connect with survivors who might know about Jake. She is aided by another Auschwitz survivor Joseph who is searching for Eliza, a friend from Auschwitz. In an extraordinary encounter in Berlin, Sophie and Jake are reunited.

Chance Encounters Book by Anne-Marie Grace

Chance Encounters Book
  • Author : Anne-Marie Grace
  • Publisher : Anne-Marie Grace
  • Release Date :
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : 237
  • ISBN Code:

Summary: Can a chance encounter lead to a second chance at happiness? After the disastrous proposal in Kent, Elizabeth wants nothing more than to forget all about Mr. Darcy. She never imagined to see the man again—and certainly not at a London bookshop! In town to visit her aunt and uncle, she is determined to escape the unexpected encounter with her dignity intact. But there is no escape. Mr. Darcy is shocked to be reunited with the one woman who captured his heart—and rejected his suit. At first, he is nervous to see her again, but he soon realises he has been given a second chance. A chance to make everything right. He wants to fix his previous mistakes and show Elizabeth that he is not the kind of man she believes him to be. But when a family tragedy pulls Elizabeth back to Hertfordshire, will he ever get the chance to prove himself? Chance Encounters is a full-length, sweet and clean regency romance novel that is suitable for all lovers of Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice.

Chance Encounters Book by Rosie Harris

Chance Encounters Book
  • Author : Rosie Harris
  • Publisher : Severn House Publishers Ltd
  • Release Date : 2016-11-01
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN Code: 1780108060

Summary: A chance meeting in Liverpool will change Megan Lloyd’s life in ways she could never have imagined . . . August, 1942. 21-year-old Megan Lloyd is determined to do her bit for the war effort – and a chance encounter with an American army officer in Liverpool gives her an idea of how to do just that. Appalled at the plight of young women left pregnant and destitute following ill-fated love affairs with passing sailors or American GIs, Megan determines to establish a place of refuge for unmarried mothers - a plan which incurs her father’s intense disapproval. But Megan finds herself unprepared for the challenges that lie ahead. Trauma, drama, heartbreak and moments of great joy will follow – and in the midst of it all Megan will find unexpected love.

Chance Encounters Book by Kathi S. Barton

Chance Encounters Book
  • Author : Kathi S. Barton
  • Publisher : World Castle Publishing, LLC
  • Release Date : 2018-01-08
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : 168
  • ISBN Code: 1629898716

Summary: Andrea Marshall doesn’t need anyone in her life, least of all a man. But there is something about that handsome stranger sitting next to her on the plane that has her thinking anything but pure thoughts. It is fate that had Trevor Dean on that plane in the first place. He had thought to sue the idiot who damaged his plane, but now he thinks he’ll send him a gift instead. He can tell by her scent that the beauty next to him is his mate. He is going to tell her too just as soon as she sits back down, but the unthinkable is coming to pass...the plane has lost an engine... Previously released in the two book set Forever Wolf

Chance Encounters Book by Tim Razzall

Chance Encounters Book
  • Author : Tim Razzall
  • Publisher : Biteback Publishing
  • Release Date : 2014-10-07
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN Code: 184954820X

Summary: "I met Frank Sinatra through Robert Maxwell. That's if you can be said to have met someone who was on a private jet with you for fourteen hours and never spoke to you." So begins Chance Encounters, a charming insight into the extraordinary people, places and politics experienced in one varied and fascinating life. Over the last fifty years, Tim Razzall has forged successful careers in law, business and politics, rising to become both a CBE and a life peer. From his time representing the biggest names in rock music to his sortie among the big hitters of the City takeover mania in the fifties, Razzall has rubbed shoulders with the Beatles, Bill Clinton and Bertrand Russell, among many, many others. Throughout all this, he has had a key role in the rise of the Liberal Democrats from fringe party to partner in government. As an adviser to Paddy Ashdown, Razzall was a major player in the Lib Dems' covert relationship with Tony Blair. As party treasurer for twelve years, he had a front-row view of the pleasures and perils of political fundraising. Having been an adviser to Charles Kennedy - and best man at his wedding - Razzall divulges frank details of the problems that led to the former leader's resignation, as well as speaking candidly and astutely about the personalities in the House of Lords. No traditional, dry autobiography, Chance Encounters is a brisk, high-spirited romp through the worlds of business, entertainment and politics, dispensing insight and humour in equal measure.

The Moment We Meet Book by Sheila O'Flanagan

The Moment We Meet Book
  • Author : Sheila O'Flanagan
  • Publisher : Headline
  • Release Date : 2018-10-18
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN Code: 147226147X

Summary: Who you meet can change your life for ever... A wonderful collection of short stories from Sheila O'Flanagan, Sunday Times bestselling author of THE MISSING WIFE and THE HIDEAWAY. The Moment We Meet was previously published as Destinations. Featuring an exclusive Q&A with Sheila O'Flanagan... Perfect for readers of Catherine Alliott and Marian Keyes. A young PR girl has the night of her life at a glitzy work event and finds more than just her face splashed across the newspapers the next day. Two women listen in on each other's phone calls and learn more about themselves than they ever expected. And a wife faces up to the truth that her husband isn't a man she feels safe with. Everyone aboard this train is on a journey - and they all have a story to tell... Praise for Sheila O'Flanagan's bestselling novels: 'Wonderfully escapist...captivating' Daily Express 'A beautiful backdrop to the story of a woman finding acceptance and new beginnings' Woman & Home 'A hugely enjoyable romance, written with pace and heart' Sunday Mirror 'Page-turner' Bella 'I read the book in one sitting as it was so enjoyable, full of romance and kept you riveted until the last page' Woman's Way

Under the Night Book by Alan Glynn

Under the Night Book
  • Author : Alan Glynn
  • Publisher : Faber & Faber
  • Release Date : 2018-10-02
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : 360
  • ISBN Code: 0571316271

Summary: In 1950s Manhattan, the CIA carry out a covert study of psychoactive drugs. When they dose ad man Ned Sweeney with MDT-48, he finds his horizons dramatically expand as he is hurtled through the corridors of the rich and powerful, all the way to the government's nuclear tests at Bikini Atoll. But what of Ned's colleague who was also dosed that night - last seen running half-naked and screaming into the Broadway traffic - and for how long can Ned maintain the extraordinary pace and trajectory of his new life? Over sixty years later, the only fact Ray Sweeney knows about his grandfather's life is that it ended when he jumped out of a hotel window in Manhattan, an event which scarred his family thereafter. But then Ray meets a retired government official, ninety-two-year-old Clay Proctor, who claims he can illuminate not only Ned's life and death, but also the truth behind the mysterious drug. Both a sequel and prequel to Alan Glynn's classic debut, The Dark Fields - which became the hit movie Limitless - Under the Night is an irresistible thriller about the seductive power and dangers of unlocking the potential of the human mind.

A Symphony of Chance Encounters Book by Sayujya Sankar

A Symphony of Chance Encounters Book
  • Author : Sayujya Sankar
  • Publisher : Notion Press
  • Release Date : 2016-06-15
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : 152
  • ISBN Code: 1945400404

Summary: The world sways to an invisible music. We are the orchestra and our stories its symphony. And our loneliness is a song, which leads us through pasts and presents, towards new friends, and acquaintances... That girl on the road swaying to an invisible rhythm... That lady at the next table reading a book... What’s their music? A Symphony of Chance Encounters has suspense, love, rage, passion, contemplation and myriad human emotions sung into its stories. A murderess. A child’s relationship with her father. An indifferent author. An unusual friendship. A couple in love. Writers exploring their creations. The fragrance of a new life; a new hope. A woman trapped in a life she does not want – will the rhythm be hers? Their tunes merge. Their songs intertwine to create a symphony. But, which tune do you sway to? Which melody lingers on your lips? Which story is yours?

The Oxford Handbook of Improvisation in Dance Book by Vida L. Midgelow

The Oxford Handbook of Improvisation in Dance Book
  • Author : Vida L. Midgelow
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release Date : 2019-02-21
  • Category: Performing Arts
  • Pages : 800
  • ISBN Code: 0199397007

Summary: From the dance floor of a tango club to group therapy classes, from ballet to community theatre, improvised dance is everywhere. For some dance artists, improvisation is one of many approaches within the choreographic process. For others, it is a performance form in its own right. And while it has long been practiced, it is only within the last twenty years that dance improvisation has become a topic of critical inquiry. With The Oxford Handbook of Improvisation in Dance, dancer, teacher, and editor Vida L. Midgelow provides a cutting-edge volume on dance improvisation in all its facets. Expanding beyond conventional dance frameworks, this handbook looks at the ways that dance improvisation practices reflect our ability to adapt, communicate, and respond to our environment. Throughout the handbook, case studies from a variety of disciplines showcase the role of individual agency and collective relationships in improvisation, not just to dancers but to people of all backgrounds and abilities. In doing so, chapters celebrate all forms of improvisation, and unravel the ways that this kind of movement informs understandings of history, socio-cultural conditions, lived experience, cognition, and technologies.

Melancholy Drift Book by Jean Ma

Melancholy Drift Book
  • Author : Jean Ma
  • Publisher : Hong Kong University Press
  • Release Date : 2010-06-01
  • Category: Social Science
  • Pages : 212
  • ISBN Code: 9888028065

Summary: Ma offers an innovative study of three provocative Chinese directors: Wong Kar-wai, Hou Hsiao-hsien, and Tsai Ming-liang. Focusing on the highly stylized and monlinear configurations of time in each director's films, she argues that these dirctors have brought new global respect for Chinese cinema in amplifying motifs of loss, nostalgia, hauntin, absence and ephemeral poetices Hou, Tsai, and Wong all isist on the significance of being out of time, not merely out of place, as a condition of global modernity. Ma argues that their films collectively foreground the central place of contemporary Chinese films in a transnational culture of memory, characterized by a distinctive melancholy that highlights the difficulty of binding together past and present into a meaningful narrative. Jean Ma is assistant professor in the Department of Art and Art History at Stanford University Melancholy Drift rides the films of three Chinese auteurs right into the heart of its subject, the mismatch between private feeling and collective history. These crucial films, set carefully beside one another, begin to pulse anew under the deft touch of Jean Ma's analyses. Drawing on a deep reservoir of historical and critical knowledge, she helps us hear these films speak of our times, then speak of time itself and of its dislocations---Dudley Andrew, Yale University Theoretically sophisticated and elegantly written, Melancholy Drift elucidates the subject of cinematic time in its various configurations: as a response to historical ruptures and political upheavals as representational politics, and as a reinvention of the art cinema. This book is a timely demonstration of the key roles played by Chinese auteurs in shaping the new face of world cinema today and an important contribution to scholarship both within and beyond the field of transnational Chinese cinemas---Song Hwee Lim, University of Exeter

The Blue Sweater Book by Jacqueline Novogratz

The Blue Sweater Book
  • Author : Jacqueline Novogratz
  • Publisher : Rodale Books
  • Release Date : 2010-02-16
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN Code: 1605296708

Summary: The Blue Sweater is the inspiring story of a woman who left a career in international banking to spend her life on a quest to understand global poverty and find powerful new ways of tackling it. It all started back home in Virginia, with the blue sweater, a gift that quickly became her prized possession—until the day she outgrew it and gave it away to Goodwill. Eleven years later in Africa, she spotted a young boy wearing that very sweater, with her name still on the tag inside. That the sweater had made its trek all the way to Rwanda was ample evidence, she thought, of how we are all connected, how our actions—and inaction—touch people every day across the globe, people we may never know or meet. From her first stumbling efforts as a young idealist venturing forth in Africa to the creation of the trailblazing organization she runs today, Novogratz tells gripping stories with unforgettable characters—women dancing in a Nairobi slum, unwed mothers starting a bakery, courageous survivors of the Rwandan genocide, entrepreneurs building services for the poor against impossible odds. She shows, in ways both hilarious and heartbreaking, how traditional charity often fails, but how a new form of philanthropic investing called "patient capital" can help make people self-sufficient and can change millions of lives. More than just an autobiography or a how-to guide to addressing poverty, The Blue Sweater is a call to action that challenges us to grant dignity to the poor and to rethink our engagement with the world.

Chance Encounters and Pleasant Interludes Book by Lindl Simmons

Chance Encounters and Pleasant Interludes Book
  • Author : Lindl Simmons
  • Publisher : iUniverse
  • Release Date : 2017-04-10
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : 162
  • ISBN Code: 1532011318

Summary: Have you ever been immediately drawn to someone? Have you experienced that initial, all-encompassing thrill that comes with that first physical contact? Romance, sexual attraction, and the physical connection between persons are natural and as basic as breathing. Romance, sexual relationships, and physical contact should provide each of us with a positive, happy experience, regardless of long-term outcome. Loveand lustat first sight, emotionally fulfilling relationships, and even happily ever after really do exist. Chance Encounters and Pleasant Interludes is a collection of short stories erotic vignettes intended to pleasantly titillate ones romantic and erotic sensitivities. These vignettes describe satisfying emotional and physical relationships between men and women, most of whom meet fortuitously, who follow their instincts to a pleasing culmination, perhaps to a satisfying relationship. Chance Encounters and Pleasant Interludes answers questions like the following: Can an apple be the impetus for a lasting relationship? It worked for Eve. Can a chilly experience lead to a torrid resolution? Can a story from the grave restore luster to a dying relationship? Can teenage romance be successfully rekindled? Can a heart attack inspire a heart experience? Can working late lead to a lifelong experience? Can love overcome friendship?

Bodyspace Book by Stephen Pheasant,Christine M. Haslegrave

Bodyspace Book
  • Author : Stephen Pheasant,Christine M. Haslegrave
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Release Date : 2018-12-19
  • Category: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN Code: 1315362988

Summary: In the 20 years since the publication of the first edition of Bodyspace the knowledge base upon which ergonomics rests has increased significantly. The need for an authoritative, contemporary and, above all, usable reference is therefore great. This third edition maintains the same content and structure as previous editions, but updates the material and references to reflect recent developments in the field. The book has been substantially revised to include new research and anthropometric surveys, the latest techniques, and changes in legislation that have taken place in recent years. New coverage in the third edition: Guidance on design strategies and practical advice on conducting trials Overview of recent advances in simulation and digital human modes Dynamic seating · Recent work on hand/handle interface Computer input devices · Laptop computer use and children’s use of computers · Design for an aging population and accessibility for people with disabilities · New approaches to risk management and new assessment tools, legislation, and standards As the previous two editions have shown, Bodyspace is an example of the unusual: a text that is a favorite among academics and practitioners. Losing none of the features that made previous editions so popular, the author skillfully integrates new knowledge into the existing text without sacrificing the easily accessible style that makes this book unique. More than just a reference text, this authoritative book clearly delineates the field of ergonomics.

Circle of Stones Book by Suzanne Alyssa Andrew

Circle of Stones Book
  • Author : Suzanne Alyssa Andrew
  • Publisher : Dundurn
  • Release Date : 2015-03-28
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN Code: 1459729366

Summary: Nik is an eccentric art student obsessed with painting his dancer girlfriend, Jennifer. When one day she inexplicably disappears, Nik’s world is shattered. Determined to find her, he embarks on a cross-country journey following a scant trail of clues. He doesn’t anticipate how far he’ll have to travel, what he’ll do when he runs out of money, or the fact that an intimidating stranger is looking for Jennifer, too. Nik and Jennifer fade into the background of their own tale, surfacing now and again like ghosts as the rest of their mysterious story unfolds through a series of chance encounters with intricately linked strangers. An English professor coping with a dying mother, a rebellious teenage girl, a debt-ridden civil servant, a disillusioned ex-anarchist documentary filmmaker, and other disparate characters who encounter the separate couple as they circle one another in a tentative dance. Circle of Stones reveals as much about the grief and the grinding frustrations of contemporary life as it does about the pursuit of love at all costs.

My Meteorite Book by Harry Dodge

My Meteorite Book
  • Author : Harry Dodge
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2020-03-17
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN Code: 0525506209

Summary: A New York Times Book Review Editors' Choice One of LitHub's Most Anticipated Books of 2020 An expansive, radiant, and genre-defying investigation into bonding—and how we are shaped by forces we cannot fully know Is love a force akin to gravity? A kind of invisible fabric which enables communications through space and time? Artist Harry Dodge finds himself contemplating such questions as his father declines from dementia and he rekindles a bewildering but powerful relationship with his birth mother. A meteorite Dodge orders on eBay becomes a mysterious catalyst for a reckoning with the vital forces of matter, the nature of consciousness, and the bafflements of belonging. Structured around a series of formative, formidable coincidences in Dodge’s life, My Meteorite journeys with stylistic bravura from Barthes to Blade Runner, from punk to Pale Fire. It is a wild, incandescent book that creates a literary universe of its own. Blending the personal and the philosophical, the raw and the surreal, the transgressive and the heartbreaking, Harry Dodge revitalizes our world, illuminating the magic just under the surface of daily life.

Derrida, Literature and War Book by Sean Gaston

Derrida, Literature and War Book
  • Author : Sean Gaston
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Release Date : 2009-06-23
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Pages : 248
  • ISBN Code: 1441126376

Summary: Derrida, Literature and War argues for the importance of the relation between absence and chance in Derrida's work in thinking today about war and literature. Sean Gaston starts by marking Derrida's attempts to resist the philosophical tradition of calculating on absence as an assured resource, while insisting on the (mis)chances of the chance encounter. Gaston re-examines the relation between the concept of war and the chances of literature by focusing on narratives of conflict set during the Napoleonic wars. These chance encounters or duels can help us think again about the sovereign attempt to leave the enemy nameless or to name what cannot be named in the midst of wars without end. His study includes new readings of a range of writers, including Aristotle, Hume, Rousseau, Schiller, Clausewitz, Thackeray, Tolstoy, Conrad, Freud, Heidegger, Blanchot, Foucault, Deleuze and Agamben. Offering an authoritative reading of Derrida's oeuvre and new insights into a range of writers in philosophy and literature, this is a timely and ambitious study of philosophy, literature, politics and ethics.

Interpreting Nietzsche Book by Ashley Woodward

Interpreting Nietzsche Book
  • Author : Ashley Woodward
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Release Date : 2011-06-23
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN Code: 144112926X

Summary: Helping students and researchers get to grips with the work of this compelling but often baffling thinker, this introductory guide surveys the impact and continuing influence of the work of Friedrich Nietzsche on modern European thought. Interpreting Nietzsche explores how some of the most important thinkers of the 20th century have responded to the legacy of his writings. Each chapter focuses on how Nietzsche's work has been read by such major figures as: Martin Heidegger Jacques Derrida Giles Deleuze Luce Irigaray Gianni Vattimo Encouraging students to take their studies further, each chapter also includes annotated guides to further primary and secondary reading.