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The Black Marble Book by ,

The Black Marble Book
  • Author : ,
  • Publisher : Open Road Media
  • Release Date : 2011-11-29
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : 416
  • ISBN Code: 1453228128
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Summary: Two LAPD cops stumble into trouble during a search for a kidnapped dog in this “superb” New York Times bestseller from the author of Hollywood Station (St. Louis Post-Dispatch). Russian-American detective A. A. Valnikov is a burned-out homicide detective who gets teamed with Natalie Zimmerman, twice-divorced with a grudge against men. These unlikely partners are assigned the strange case of a stolen show dog being held for ransom. In this bittersweet tale that the Los Angeles Times called “terrifying and romantic,” the partners will find much more than they ever could have imagined. Cosmopolitan called it “fast, colorful and gripping . . . as touching as it is breathlessly entertaining.”

The Black Marble Book by Joseph Wambaugh

The Black Marble Book
  • Author : Joseph Wambaugh
  • Publisher : Open Road Media
  • Release Date : 2011-11-29
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : 416
  • ISBN Code: 1453228128
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Summary: Two LAPD cops stumble into trouble during a search for a kidnapped dog in this “superb” New York Times bestseller from the author of Hollywood Station (St. Louis Post-Dispatch). Russian-American detective A. A. Valnikov is a burned-out homicide detective who gets teamed with Natalie Zimmerman, twice-divorced with a grudge against men. These unlikely partners are assigned the strange case of a stolen show dog being held for ransom. In this bittersweet tale that the Los Angeles Times called “terrifying and romantic,” the partners will find much more than they ever could have imagined. Cosmopolitan called it “fast, colorful and gripping . . . as touching as it is breathlessly entertaining.”

Representing the Black Female Subject in Western Art Book by Charmaine A. Nelson

Representing the Black Female Subject in Western Art Book
  • Author : Charmaine A. Nelson
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2010-06-10
  • Category: Art
  • Pages : 260
  • ISBN Code: 1136968067
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Summary: This book offers the first concentrated examination of the representation of the black female subject in Western art through the lenses of race/color and sex/gender. Charmaine A. Nelson poses critical questions about the contexts of production, the problems of representation, the pathways of circulation and the consequences of consumption. She analyzes not only how, where, why and by whom black female subjects have been represented, but also what the social and cultural impacts of the colonial legacy of racialized western representation have been. Nelson also explores and problematizes the issue of the historically privileged white artistic access to black female bodies and the limits of representation for these subjects. This book not only reshapes our understanding of the black female representation in Western Art, but also furthers our knowledge about race and how and why it is (re)defined and (re)mobilized at specific times and places throughout history.

The Human Age Book by Diane Ackerman

The Human Age Book
  • Author : Diane Ackerman
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Release Date : 2014-09-09
  • Category: Nature
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN Code: 1443423017
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Summary: A New York Times Bestseller Diane Ackerman is justly celebrated for her unique insight into the natural world and our place in it. In this landmark book, she confronts the unprecedented reality that one prodigiously intelligent and meddlesome creature, Homo sapiens, is now the dominant force shaping the future of planet Earth. Humans have “subdued 75 percent of the land surface, concocted a wizardry of industrial and medical marvels, strung lights all across the darkness.” We tinker with nature at every opportunity; we garden the planet with our preferred species of plants and animals, many of them invasive; and we have even altered the climate, threatening our own extinction. Yet we reckon with our own destructive capabilities in extraordinary acts of hope-filled creativity: we collect the DNA of vanishing species in a “frozen ark,” equip orangutans with iPads and create wearable technologies and synthetic species that might one day outsmart us. With her distinctive gift for making scientific discovery intelligible to the layperson, Ackerman takes us on an exhilarating journey through our new reality, introducing us to many of the people and ideas now creating—perhaps saving—our future and that of our fellow creatures. A beguiling, optimistic engagement with the changes affecting every part of our lives, The Human Age is a wise and beautiful book that will astound, delight and inform intelligent life for a long time to come. “The Human Age is a dazzling achievement: immensely readable, lively, polymathic, audacious.” —THE NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW

Guide to Teaching Puzzle-based Learning Book by Edwin F. Meyer III,Nickolas Falkner,Raja Sooriamurthi,Zbigniew Michalewicz

Guide to Teaching Puzzle-based Learning Book
  • Author : Edwin F. Meyer III,Nickolas Falkner,Raja Sooriamurthi,Zbigniew Michalewicz
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2014-07-23
  • Category: Education
  • Pages : 345
  • ISBN Code: 1447164768
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Summary: This book provides insights drawn from the authors’ extensive experience in teaching Puzzle-based Learning. Practical advice is provided for teachers and lecturers evaluating a range of different formats for varying class sizes. Features: suggests numerous entertaining puzzles designed to motivate students to think about framing and solving unstructured problems; discusses models for student engagement, setting up puzzle clubs, hosting a puzzle competition, and warm-up activities; presents an overview of effective teaching approaches used in Puzzle-based Learning, covering a variety of class activities, assignment settings and assessment strategies; examines the issues involved in framing a problem and reviews a range of problem-solving strategies; contains tips for teachers and notes on common student pitfalls throughout the text; provides a collection of puzzle sets for use during a Puzzle-based Learning event, including puzzles that require probabilistic reasoning, and logic and geometry puzzles.

The Terrane Puzzle Book by Robert B. Blodgett,George D. Stanley

The Terrane Puzzle Book
  • Author : Robert B. Blodgett,George D. Stanley
  • Publisher : Geological Society of America
  • Release Date : 2008
  • Category: Science
  • Pages : 326
  • ISBN Code: 0813724422
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Summary: "Displaced or tectonostratigraphic terranes comprise a huge portion of real estate in the North American Cordillera. Terranes are discrete, fault-bound blocks of regional extent, with rocks and fossils that differ to a great extent from those of adjacent blocks. The allochthonous nature of most terranes, relative to adjacent craton, is well established. When mapped, they resemble a collage of mixed rock types, tectonic styles, metamorphism, and volcanic origins--each part resembling the pieces of a puzzle. Terrane studies remain integral to understanding the geological evolution of western North America. Since the initiation of the concept summarized in 1979 by the late David L. Jones, the significance of fossils and stratigraphy has been key to solving the puzzle. Chapters of this book written by experts in their field, provide a sense of the diversity of approaches in paleontology and stratigraphy. Contributions span geologic time from the Precambrian (Vendian) to Cretaceous and address over 20 Cordilleran terranes."--Publisher's website.

The Creator Series Book by Tobias,Geoffrey Hoppe,Linda Benyo Hoppe

The Creator Series Book
  • Author : Tobias,Geoffrey Hoppe,Linda Benyo Hoppe
  • Publisher : Crimson Circle Press
  • Release Date : 2002-07-16
  • Category: Self-Help
  • Pages : 255
  • ISBN Code: 1592310028
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Summary: What happens after the New Age? Finally, bold new information for spiritual seekers! Tobias, a loving and compassionate angel from the apocryphal Bible, shares twelve powerful lessons for moving into the New Energy in The Creator Series. Spiritual journeyers from every part of the world have already benefited from Tobias’ insights and wisdom on the Internet at www.crimsoncircle.com. Learn how to: • Be in your divine moment ... every moment • Create your new reality without struggling • “Stand behind the short wall” in the midst of chaos • Replace Free Will with your inherent Divine Will • Resolve your challenges in the Oven of Grace • Dance with what comes to your front door • Empower yourself rather than giving it away to others Discover what Tobias says about: • Why you left Home and what you did before coming to Earth • Why prayer, meditation and visualization are old tools • Why it’s time to put down crystals, pendulums and astrology • Why the battle of light vs. dark is intensifying • How to move from duality into the new “quad” energy Challenge yourself to release the old and move into your new personal divinity with The Creator Series from Tobias. “You never go Home. Instead, Home will come to you.” With these words, Tobias laid out an entirely new understanding of how we came to Earth, and why this is such an important crossroads on our spiritual journey.

J.R. Ward The Black Dagger Brotherhood Novels 5-8 Book by J.R. Ward

J.R. Ward The Black Dagger Brotherhood Novels 5-8 Book
  • Author : J.R. Ward
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2011-05-03
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : 241
  • ISBN Code: 1101531371
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Summary: Four complete novels in the #1 New York Times bestselling vampire series featuring "the hottest collection of studs in romance"*...Includes Lover Unbound; Lover Enshrined; Lover Avenged; and Lover Mine! *Angela Knight

Classical Marble: Geochemistry, Technology, Trade Book by N. Herz,Marc Waelkens

Classical Marble: Geochemistry, Technology, Trade Book
  • Author : N. Herz,Marc Waelkens
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release Date : 2013-04-17
  • Category: Science
  • Pages : 482
  • ISBN Code: 9401577951
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Summary: Marble in Ancient Greece and Rome: Geology, Quarries, Commerce, Artifacts Marble remains the sine qua non raw material of the an cient Greeks and Romans. Beginning in the Bronze Age sculptu re began in marble and throughout classical times the most im portant statues, reliefs, monuments and inscriptions were made of it. Yet, quarry sources changed in time as preferences for different marbles were influenced by local traditions, the pos sibilities of transport, esthetic tastes, and economics. Marble studies and the identification of the provenance of marble can thus reveal much about Greek and Roman history, trade, esthe tics and technology. Persons in many disciplines are studying various aspects of Greek and Roman marble usage. Geologists and geochemists are working on methods to determine the provenance of marble; ar chaeologists are noting changing patterns of import and use in excavation~ and discovering how improving quarrying techniques and prelimihary dressing of the extracted material influenced the final shape of artifacts; ancient historians are now under standing quarry organization and bureaucracies that controlled marble production and trade; art historians are seeing how phy sical characteristics of the stone affected the techniques and style of sculpture; architects and engineers are interested in quarry technologies and usage in building construction. These specialists drawn from many disciplines rarely have an opportu nity to compare notes and see how each can contribute to the research effort of others.

The Math of Life and Death Book by Kit Yates

The Math of Life and Death Book
  • Author : Kit Yates
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2020-01-07
  • Category: Mathematics
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN Code: 1982111895
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Summary: Brilliant and entertaining mathematician Kit Yates illuminates seven mathematical concepts that shape our daily lives. From birthdays to birth rates to how we perceive the passing of time, mathematical patterns shape our lives. But for those of us who left math behind in high school, the numbers and figures we encounter as we go about our days can leave us scratching our heads, feeling as if we’re fumbling through a mathematical minefield. In this eye-opening and “welcome addition to the math-for-people-who-hate-math” (Kirkus Reviews), Kit Yates illuminates hidden principles that can help us understand and navigate the chaotic and often opaque surfaces of our world. In The Math of Life and Death, Yates takes us on a “dizzying, dazzling” (Nature) tour of everyday situations and grand-scale applications of mathematical concepts, including exponential growth and decay, optimization, statistics and probability, and number systems. Along the way he reveals the mathematical undersides of controversies over DNA testing, Ponzi schemes, viral marketing, and historical events such as the Chernobyl disaster and the Amanda Knox trial. Readers will finish this book with an enlightened perspective on the news, the law, medicine, and history, and will be better equipped to make personal decisions and solve problems with math in mind, whether it’s choosing the shortest checkout line at the grocery store or halting the spread of a deadly disease.

The Black Madonna Book by Fred Gustafson

The Black Madonna Book
  • Author : Fred Gustafson
  • Publisher : Daimon
  • Release Date :
  • Category: Religion
  • Pages : 170
  • ISBN Code: 3856309314
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Summary: It is not easy to quickly or simply answer the question of what the Black Madonna actually represents. One answer leads to more questions which in turn demand more explanations. A possible reason for this turmoil lies in the difficulty our culture has always had in consciously integrating the feminine side of life, and especially its dark side. Another reason is the nature of the dark feminine itself, which defies attempts to give eternally fixed limits to what she represents. Still, she reflects herself in our personal and collective lives and gives intimations of her most essential meaning through images, myths, dreams, and fantasies. If we are willing to receive and be open to such phenomena, we stand a chance of not only knowing in part what she might represent but, more so, experiencing the healing force she embodies in our time. This darker aspect of the feminine has throughout history been both feared and sought after, both hated and admired. The Black Madonna of Einsiedeln stands among the many Black Virgins that seem to imagistically express this dark side of the feminine in a creative transformational manner for both the individual and the collective. Beginning with a history of the Einsiedeln Madonna, Dr. Gustafson broadens his analysis into a psychological and historical examination of the Black Madonna, from her roots in the pagan deity Lilith and the archetype of the Great Mother, to her resurgence as the Virgin in the Middle Ages, to her life today as the unheeded unconscious archetype of the feminine.

The Intuitive Sources of Probabilistic Thinking in Children Book by H. Fischbein

The Intuitive Sources of Probabilistic Thinking in Children Book
  • Author : H. Fischbein
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release Date : 2012-12-06
  • Category: Psychology
  • Pages : 210
  • ISBN Code: 9401018588
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Summary: About a year ago I promised my friend Fischbein a preface to his book of which I knew the French manuscript. Now with the printer's proofs under my eyes I like the book even better than I did then, because of, and influenced by, new experiences in the meantime, and fresh thoughts that crossed my mind. Have I been influenced by what I remembered from the manuscript? If so, it must have happened unconsciously. But of course, what struck me in this work a year ago, struck a responsive chord in my own mind. In the past, mathematics teaching theory has strongly been influenced by a view on mathematics as a heap of concepts, and on learning mathematics as concepts attainment. Mathematics teaching practice has been jeopardised by this theoretical approach, which in its most dangerous form expresses itself as a radical atomism. To concepts attainment Fischbein opposes acquisition of intuitions. In my own publications I avoided the word "intuition" because of the variety of its meanings across languages. For some time I have used the term "constitution of mathematical objects", which I think means the same as Fischbein's "acquisition of intuitions" - indeed as I view it, constituting a mental object precedes its conceptualising, and under this viewpoint I tried to observe mathematical activities of young children.

The Black Sea Encyclopedia Book by Sergei R. Grinevetsky,Igor S. Zonn,Sergei S. Zhiltsov,Aleksey N. Kosarev,Andrey G. Kostianoy

The Black Sea Encyclopedia Book
  • Author : Sergei R. Grinevetsky,Igor S. Zonn,Sergei S. Zhiltsov,Aleksey N. Kosarev,Andrey G. Kostianoy
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2014-09-30
  • Category: Science
  • Pages : 889
  • ISBN Code: 3642552277
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Summary: This publication is devoted to the natural feature – the Black Sea and its littoral states. At the same time the Azov Sea is also considered here. This region is the focus of many geopolitical, economic, social and environmental issues that involve not only the countries coming out to the Black and Azov Seas, but other world countries, too. This publication contains over 1500 articles and terms providing descriptions of geographical and oceanographic features, cities, ports, transport routes, marine biological resources, international treaties, national and international programs, research institutions, historical and archaeological monuments, activities of prominent scientists, researchers, travelers, military commanders, etc. who had relation to the Black Sea. It includes a multi-century chronology of the events that became the outstanding milestones in the history of development of the Black Sea – Azov Sea region.

Conservation of Building and Decorative Stone Book by F G Dimes,J. Ashurst

Conservation of Building and Decorative Stone Book
  • Author : F G Dimes,J. Ashurst
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2007-11-02
  • Category: Antiques & Collectibles
  • Pages : 468
  • ISBN Code: 1136415432
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Summary: One of the problems which beset the practical conservation of stone buildings is the fragmentation of the disciplines involved. This book, with both volumes now available as one invaluable paperback, brings these disciplines together by the involvement of contributors with different experiences and approaches to the same material. Part one is an introduction to the complexities and background history of stone conservation followed by the most comprehensive description yet produced of the building and decorative stones used in the British Isles. In part two, practitioners involved in stone conservation describe ways in which major structural masonry problems, secondary building problems and different stone surface conditions may be treated. A variety of building types and environments has been used to ensure that the broad scope of common problems is covered. This second part of the book will be of practical value to art historians, archaeologists, architects, surveyors and engineers, masonry contractors and sculpture conservators in solving problems and in learning to use each other's skills and experience.

Discrete Images, Objects, and Functions in Zn Book by Klaus Voss

Discrete Images, Objects, and Functions in Zn Book
  • Author : Klaus Voss
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release Date : 2012-12-06
  • Category: Science
  • Pages : 270
  • ISBN Code: 3642467792
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Summary: The author, who is a well-known expert in the field, presents important new research which generalizes the currently used two-dimensional theory to n dimensions. Voss' book is an indispensable source of information for all those who are involved in the design, implementation, and application of mathematically sound algorithms in image processing; it is written for engineers, mathematicians, and computer scientists.

Sturgis' Illustrated Dictionary of Architecture and Building Book by Russell Sturgis,Francis A. Davis

Sturgis' Illustrated Dictionary of Architecture and Building Book
  • Author : Russell Sturgis,Francis A. Davis
  • Publisher : Courier Corporation
  • Release Date : 2013-04-23
  • Category: Architecture
  • Pages : 539
  • ISBN Code: 0486145921
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Summary: Volume 2 of monumental 3-volume classic offers comprehensive and detailed coverage of architectural terms, individuals and national styles. Total in set: over 100 photographs and more than 1000 illustrations. Bibliography.

The Black Mausoleum Book by Stephen Deas

The Black Mausoleum Book
  • Author : Stephen Deas
  • Publisher : Gollancz
  • Release Date : 2012-08-16
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN Code: 0575100516
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Summary: Two years have passed since the events of The Order of the Scales. Across the realms, dragons are still hatching. Hatching, and hatching free. Skorl is an Ember, a soldier trained from birth to fight dragons. He is a living weapon, one-shot only, saturated with enough dragon-poison to bring down a monster all on his own. Misanthrope, violent and a drunk, to fulfil his purpose and slay a dragon, means to be eaten. Now Skorl has a choice: he can hang for his crimes, or he can go with the last of the Adamantine Men, fighting against an enemy he was born to face. Rat is an Outsider. He's on the run and he's stumbled onto something that's going to make him rich beyond all his dreams. It's just a shame that the end of the world has started without him. Kataros is an alchemist, one of the order responsible for keeping the dragons in check. One of the order that has just failed, and disastrously so. Two men, one woman. One chance to save the world from a storm of dragons ...

So You Wanna Be a Legend. So Did I. Book by Hadley Hicks

So You Wanna Be a Legend. So Did I. Book
  • Author : Hadley Hicks
  • Publisher : WestBow Press
  • Release Date : 2010-07-30
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 372
  • ISBN Code: 9781449702328
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Summary: Do you know what it takes to be a great teacher-coach? Hadley Hicks knows. He was mentored by five collegiate Hall of Fame coaches, he was a teammate of well known professional football players on a National Championship military team. He even had a ''cup of coffee'' in professional baseball. Hadley was successful as a high school and college coach. Yet, he never reached the greatness he felt was due him. Hadley Hicks shares his heart in his search for significance. His poignant, humorous, and down to earth writing style makes an enjoyable read. He is candid in his heartbreaks, the sin of divorce and the death of his eldest son. He survived a parental petition for his dismissal as football coach. He livened up his teaching experiences with an accidental shooting and a premeditated murder. He kept his fellow faculty alert with numerous practical jokes. Among student-athletes he mentored was a Cy Young Award winner and three professional football players. Hadley's marriage to a Godly woman who is his spiritual teammate, provided impetus for finding eternal significance in a relationship with Jesus Christ.

Shakespeare and Visual Culture Book by Armelle Sabatier

Shakespeare and Visual Culture Book
  • Author : Armelle Sabatier
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Release Date : 2016-11-17
  • Category: Drama
  • Pages : 312
  • ISBN Code: 1472568060
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Summary: Statues coming to life and lively portraits ready to breathe in Shakespeare? This new volume re-assesses the key role played by visual culture in his drama and poetry by providing readers with an up-to-date guide to the main publications on the subject as well as offering a synthesis on the main literary and historical sources for inspiration. While scrutinising the complex issue of image on an Elizabethan stage and exploring the codification of colours in Shakespeare's poetry, this dictionary highlights the fierce rivalry between the poet, the dramatist and the visual artist. This volume will be of great interest and value to students of Shakespeare, students of art history or anyone working on the interdisciplinary subject of literature and art.