Becoming a more effective learner and boosting your productivity will help you earn better grades - but it'll also cut down on your study time. This is a short, meaty book that will guide you through ten steps to achieving those goals: Pay better attention in class Take more effective notes Get mo..
You are just 10% human. For every one of the cells that make up the vessel that you call your body, there are nine impostor cells hitching a ride. You are not just flesh and blood, muscle and bone, brain and skin, but also bacteria and fungi. Over your lifetime, you will carry the equivalent weight ..
The international bee crisis is threatening our global food supply, but this user-friendly field guide shows what you can do to help protect our pollinators. The Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation offers browsable profiles of 100 common flowers, herbs, shrubs, and trees that support bees, ..
Maybe you're a teacher looking for an engaging lesson idea. Or maybe, you're a school principal in search of ideas to improve your school culture. Or perhaps you're a superintendent wanting to inform stakeholders of district happenings. Whatever questions you have about education or about how you ca..
180 South takes readers behind the scenes of the film, 180 South, made by Chris Malloy, to learn more about the people who made the original overland journey to Patagonia in 1968, and the repeat journey over ocean and land 40 years later. The book includes stories of events and experiences that insp..
The FTCE English 6-12 study guide includes an extensive review of the six competencies included on the exam. Each section of the guide includes an overview and details necessary to master each competency. As an added bonus, six chapters also include a chronological chart with details for key authors..
In addition to a comprehensive review of each of the seven core competencies, this study guide also includes information on FL state standards and the requirements for obtaining a teaching certificate in the state of Florida. You'll have the ability to learn not only content specific to Exceptional ..
This brand-new study guide includes information on FL state standards and a comprehensive review of each of the core competencies: English language skills, Mathematics, and Reading. In addition to content-specific information for each of the competencies, the guide also includes a sample constructed..
Unlike other teacher certification test preparation material, our FTCE Middle Grades Math study guide drills all the way down to the focus statement level, providing detailed examples of the range, type, and level of content that appear on the test. Completely aligned with current FTCE exam, this bo..
This brand new study guide comes with a comprehensive review of the ESL content area, information about standards unique to Massachusetts, a practice test, an answer key, and a detailed description for each of the correct answers on the practice test. Written by two ESL instructors, the guide also i..
In addition to a comprehensive review of each of the seven core competencies, this study guide also includes information on NY state standards, assessment accommodation requirements, and NY State interventions. You'll have the ability to learn not only content specific to ESOL students, but also eff..
This study guide includes information on NY state standards and a comprehensive review of each of the 35 core elementary education competencies. In addition to content-specific information for each of the seven domains, you will learn effective teaching strategies to use in your future classroom. Sp..
The Praxis Elementary Education study guide includes an extensive review of the four subareas covered on the exam: Reading and Language Arts, Mathematics, Social Studies, and Science. The 19 competencies include an overview and the details necessary to master each section. As an added bonus, each of..
This is a comprehensive study guide that will prepare you for the Praxis ESOL exam regardless of which state you live in. While each state sets their own passing score unique to their teaching certification requirements, the content on the exam is the same. This guide covers the areas of linguistic ..
The PRAXIS Special Education: Core Knowledge and Applications guide includes tips for studying and maximizing efficiency during your test, a comprehensive review of the subject area, a sample test with 100+ multiple choice questions, and detailed instructional strategies written by experts in the fi..
The newest edition of this book has a number of updates in the areas of English Language Proficiency Standards (ELPS), Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS), cooperative learning, cultural sensitivity, and technology in the ESOL classroom. In addition, the authors of this new edition have paid..
The TExES English Language Arts and Reading 4-8 (117) test has a heavy focus on literacy development, comprehension, assessment, and writing skills. This study guide provides a detailed explanation for each and every competency on the test. You will have the ability to review the content for each se..
On most nights and days, the Moon is visible somewhere in the sky. For many, simply noticing it is a pleasure, yet it is also a fascinating world of craters, mountains, and volcanoes worthy of a closer look.The"21st Century Atlas of the Moon"is uniquely designed for the backyard, amateur astronomer...
THE AMATEUR STARGAZER'S ULTIMATE HOME COMPANION 365 Starry Nights is a unique and fascinating introduction to astronomy designed to give you a complete, clear picture of the sky every night of the year. Divided into 365 concise, illustrated essays, it focuses on the aesthetic as well as the scienti..
Today's technology empowers educators to move away from the traditional classroom where teachers lead and students work independently-each doing the same thing. In 50 Things to Go Further with Google Classroom: A Student-Centered Approach, authors and educators Alice Keeler and Libbi Miller offer in..
One of the most frequent questions educators Alice Keeler and Libbi Miller hear from teachers is: "How can I effectively implement digital tools in my classroom when I don't fully understand them myself?" It can be challenging to add new technology to the classroom. Figuring out the equipment and so..
As we all know by now, wireless networks offer many advantages over fixed (or wired) networks. Foremost on that list is mobility, since going wireless frees you from the tether of an Ethernet cable at a desk. But that's just the tip of the cable-free iceberg. Wireless networks are also more flexible..
Does the universe embody beautiful ideas? Artists as well as scientists throughout human history have pondered this -beautiful question.- With Nobel laureate Frank Wilczek as your guide, embark on a voyage of related discoveries, from Plato and Pythagoras up to the present. Wilczek's groundbreakin..
A Bird-Finding Guide to Panama is an essential tool for anyone traveling in search of Panama's spectacular birds and natural attractions. With more than 970 species and a growing infrastructure of good roads, eco-lodges, and restaurants, Panama is a premier birding and nature tourism destination in ..
Accessible but rigorous, this outstanding text encompasses all of the topics covered by a typical course in elementary abstract algebra. Its easy-to-read treatment offers an intuitive approach, featuring informal discussions followed by thematically arranged exercises. Intended for undergraduate cou..
Martin Shaw's writing rattles the cages of souls. In A Branch from the Lightning Tree, Shaw creates links between the wildness in landscape and language, with myth being the bridge between the two. Shaw uses four great myths from Welsh, Norwegian, Siberian, and Russian territories that explore the ..
#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER A landmark volume in science writing by one of the great minds of our time, Stephen Hawking's book explores such profound questions as: How did the universe begin--and what made its start possible? Does time always flow forward? Is the universe unending--or are there bou..
#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER Published more than two decades ago to great critical acclaim and commercial success, A Brief History of Time has become a landmark volume in science writing. Stephen Hawking, one of the great minds of our time, explores such profound questions as: How did the universe ..
#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING AUTHORS The science classic made more accessible- More concise - Illustrated FROM ONE OF THE MOST BRILLIANT MINDS OF OUR TIME COMES A BOOK THAT CLARIFIES HIS MOST IMPORTANT IDEAS Stephen Hawking's worldwide bestseller A Brief History of Time remains a landmark volume in..
"Since long before medieval times cranes have been considered messengers of the gods, calling annually from on high to remind humans below of the passing years and of their own mortality. Now it is up to humans to take responsibility for controlling our own fate--and also to cry out to protect not o..
The most comprehensive field guide to Arctic wildlife. This is the ideal guidebook to the wildlife of the Arctic, which is undergoing such a perilous change. Polar expert Richard Sale describes the ecological and human dynamics of the Arctic as a whole, with detailed information about the peoples ..
SAE J1939 has become the accepted industry standard and the vehicle network technology of choice for off-highway machines in applications such as construction, material handling, and forestry machines. J1939 is a higher-layer protocol based on Controller Area Network (CAN). It provides serial data c..
In A Country of Cities, author Vishaan Chakrabarti argues that well-designed cities are the key to solving America's great national challenges: environmental degradation, unsustainable consumption, economic stagnation, rising public health costs and decreased social mobility. If we develop them wise..
From Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Matt Richtel, a brilliant, narrative-driven exploration of technology's vast influence on the human mind and society, dramatically-told through the lens of a tragic "texting-while-driving" car crash that claimed the lives of two rocket scientists in 2006.In thi..
Before the development of the first self-governing windmill, settlement of the upland areas of the American West was almost impossible. Windmills were needed to pump underground water to the surface. As soon as their design and manufacture had been perfected, the mills became the most prominent feat..
Although most people are aware that bacteria are all around us, few would guess that they produce such distinctive and accessible signs. Whether you're walking on the beach, visiting a zoo or aquarium, buying groceries, looking for fossils, drinking beer, traipsing through a swamp, or cleaning scum ..
From the Arctic waters of Alaska to the southern tip of California, this fully illustrated guide captures the stunning diversity of fishes along the western coastlines of the United States and Canada. The combined work of renowned marine science illustrator Val Kells and distinguished ichthyologists..
A lavishly illustrated and long-overdue guidebook to the rich natural history of Long Island Sound and its coastlines, a region beloved by millions of people Long Island Sound consists of a diverse collection of unique marine, estuarine, and terrestrial ecosystems located in one of the most densely ..
This is the first field guide to the identification of the birds of the islands of the tropical Pacific, including the Hawaiian Islands, Fiji, Samoa, Tonga, southeastern Polynesia, and Micronesia. It is intended both as a reference for the expert and as an introduction to birding in the region for t..
The culmination of three decades of work by Michigan Natural Features Inventory ecologists, this essential guidebook to the natural communities of Michigan introduces the diverse terrain of a unique state. Small enough to carry in a backpack, this field guide provides a system for dividing the compl..
Extending from the spillway below Cochiti Dam, about fifty miles north of Albuquerque, to the headwaters of Elephant Butte Reservoir, near Truth or Consequences in the southern portion of New Mexico, the Middle Rio Grande Bosque is more than a cottonwood woodland or forest. It is a complete riversid..
A First Course in Linear Algebra is an introduction to the basic concepts of linear algebra, along with an introduction to the techniques of formal mathematics. It begins with systems of equations and matrix algebra before moving into the theory of abstract vector spaces, eigenvalues, linear transfo..
Winner: 2017 NSTA, Outstanding Science Trade Books 2017 Children's Book Council, Best STEM Books Nautilus Book Award, Silver, Ecology and Environment Is human-induced global warming a real threat to our future? Most people will express an opinion on this question, but relatively few can back their..
Popular interest in the observation and study of freshwater invertebrates is increasing. This volume seeks to meet the needs of the growing audience of teachers, amateur naturalists, environmentalists, anglers, and others interested in aquatic biology by providing substantive information in non-tech..
From reviews of the previous edition--"The island nation of Trinidad and Tobago has long served as a window on South American birdlife. Birders have been visiting the two islands in large numbers since the 1960s, when Asa Wright converted an unproductive plantation into one of the first neotropical ..
The history of pi, says the author, though a small part of the history of mathematics, is nevertheless a mirror of the history of man. Petr Beckmann holds up this mirror, giving the background of the times when pi made progress -- and also when it did not, because science was being stifled by milita..
This acclaimed portrait of heroism and ingenuity captures a watershed moment in human history. The astronauts themselves have called it the definitive account of their missions. On the night of July 20, 1969, our world changed forever when Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin walked on the moon. Based on ..
"One of the best critiques of current mathematics education I have ever seen."--Keith Devlin, math columnist on NPR's Morning EditionA brilliant research mathematician who has devoted his career to teaching kids reveals math to be creative and beautiful and rejects standard anxiety-producing teachin..