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The Dragon Reborn

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ISBN10 : 1429960167

Publisher : Tor Books

Number of Pages : 624

Category : Fiction

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Book Summary: Soon to be an original series starring Rosamund Pike as Moiraine! In The Dragon Reborn, the third novel in Robert Jordan’s #1 New York Times bestselling epic fantasy series, The Wheel of Time®, Rand al’Thor undertakes a journey to prove himself worthy of being the Champion of Light. Winter has stopped the war—almost—yet men are dying, calling out for the Dragon. But where is he? Rand al’Thor has been proclaimed the Dragon Reborn. Traveling to the great fortress known as the Stone of Tear, he plans to find the sword Callandor, which can only be wielded by the Champion of Light, and discover if he truly is destined to battle The Dark One. Following Rand, Moiraine and their friends battle Darkhounds on the hunt, hoping they reach the Heart of the Stone in time for the next great test awaiting the Dragon Reborn. Since its debut in 1990, The Wheel of Time® by Robert Jordan has captivated millions of readers around the globe with its scope, originality, and compelling characters. The last six books in series were all instant #1 New York Times bestsellers, and The Eye of the World was named one of America's best-loved novels by PBS's The Great American Read. The Wheel of Time® New Spring: The Novel #1 The Eye of the World #2 The Great Hunt #3 The Dragon Reborn #4 The Shadow Rising #5 The Fires of Heaven #6 Lord of Chaos #7 A Crown of Swords #8 The Path of Daggers #9 Winter's Heart #10 Crossroads of Twilight #11 Knife of Dreams By Robert Jordan and Brandon Sanderson #12 The Gathering Storm #13 Towers of Midnight #14 A Memory of Light By Robert Jordan Warrior of the Altaii By Robert Jordan and Teresa Patterson The World of Robert Jordan's The Wheel of Time By Robert Jordan, Harriet McDougal, Alan Romanczuk, and Maria Simons The Wheel of Time Companion By Robert Jordan and Amy Romanczuk Patterns of the Wheel: Coloring Art Based on Robert Jordan's The Wheel of Time At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Spot Goes to the Park

Author : Eric Hill

ISBN10 :

Publisher : Adlai Dyson

Number of Pages : 23

Category : Dogs

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Book Summary: Spot the puppy, his mother, and his animal friends have a fun-filled day playing in the park. Movable flaps conceal portions of the illustrations and text.

Huck

Author : Janet Elder

ISBN10 : 0307716163

Publisher : Crown

Number of Pages : 320

Category : Pets

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Book Summary: Huck is a page-turning, unforgettable true story of the tenacity of one small dog, the unexpected, extraordinary kindness of strangers, and a family’s devotion to each other. Michael was four when his relentless campaign for a dog began. At seven he made a PowerPoint presentation, “My Dog,” with headings like “A Childhood Without a Dog is a Sad Thing.” His parents, Janet and Rich, were steadfast; bringing a dog into their fast-paced New York City lives was utterly impractical. However, on a trip to Italy, a chance happening leads Janet to reconsider, a decision then hastened by a diagnosis of breast cancer. Janet decides the excitement of a new puppy would be the perfect antidote to the strain on the family of months of arduous treatments for her illness. The prospect of a new puppy would be an affirmation of life, a powerful talisman for them all. On Thanksgiving weekend, soon after the grueling months of treatments are over, Huck, a sweet, mischievous, red-haired, toy poodle joins the family and wins everyone’s heart. A few months later the family ventures to baseball’s spring training, leaving Huck with Janet’s sister in Ramsey, New Jersey. Barely twenty-four hours into the trip, Janet receives the dreaded phone call: Huck has slipped through the backyard fence and run away. Broken-hearted and frantic, the family catches the first plane to New Jersey to begin a search for their lost puppy. It is a race against time, for little Huck is now lost in an area entirely unfamiliar to him, facing the threat of bears and coyotes, swamps and freezing temperatures, rain and fast cars. Moved by the family’s plight, strangers – from school children to townspeople to the police lieutenant – join the search, one that proves to be an unyielding test of determination and faith. Touching and warm-hearted, Huck is a spirit-lifting story about resilience, the generosity of strangers, and hope.

Wheres the Meerkat?

Author : Paul Moran

ISBN10 : 1843178907

Publisher : Michael O\'Mara Books

Number of Pages : 1

Category : Juvenile Fiction

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Book Summary: Over the past year we have seen the humble, inquisitive meerkat take over the world, and in Where's the Meerkat? that is literally the case. A family of meerkats are making a round-the-world trip, visiting some of the world's most famous and popular places and your task is to spot them in the crowd. Each page is intricately illustrated in full colour with a checklist of items and people to spot along with the meerkats.

The Bright Spot

Author : Robert Sydney

ISBN10 : 0307418391

Publisher : Spectra

Number of Pages : 352

Category : Fiction

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Book Summary: Dashiell Hammett meets speculative fiction in this engaging tale of two thespians who become stars in a conspiracy beyond their control.… When struggling actors Nick and Luella meet, it’s love at act one. But the show may close earlier than they think when they find that an easy gig re-creating the past for elderly James Dumfries is really a phony time-travel scam concocted to separate an old man from his money. It turns out that Dumfries is no ordinary senior citizen. He is the creator of workware, a technology that has changed the world by enabling workers to manage the most tiresome tasks without complaint, training…or memory. What machines had once done, man can do again–at the high price of his humanity. But that was never Dumfries’s intention–and now he doesn’t just want to see the past, he wants to change it. Through Nick. Caught in the web of Dumfries’s regrets and the government’s lies, Nick and Lu soon find themselves in the spotlight of a decades-long drama…with a killer ending.

엄마표 영어, 놀이가 답이다

Author : 이규도

ISBN10 :

Publisher : 다산지식하우스

Number of Pages : N.A

Category : Education

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Book Summary: ‘워킹맘’ 초등학교 영어 교사가 추천하는 엄마표 영어의 끝판왕 초등 영어 교실의 활동을 우리집 거실로! ‘영어 선생님들은 자녀에게 어떻게 영어를 가르칠까요?’ 어느 ‘지역맘카페’에 올라온 글을 보고 책을 쓰기로 결심했다는 이규도 저자는 11년 차 초등 영어 교사다. 20년 넘게 영어를 공부했고, 영어 전담 교사만 7년 넘게 해왔다. 아이를 낳고 복직한 뒤 ‘바쁜 와중에 어떻게 하면 아이에게 효율적으로 영어를 가르칠까’를 고민하는 전형적인 워킹맘이다. (교사가 아닌) 다른 엄마들은 볼 수 없는 영어 교육의 사각지대를 볼 수 있고, ‘왕초보 영어 교육’을 몸소 체험한 덕분에 비교적 어렵지 않게 자녀에게 영어를 가르칠 수 있다. 하지만 자신에게 값비싼 돈을 들여 사교육으로 아이 영어를 가르치라고 한다면? 솔직히 자신 없다. 해서, 임신 때부터 출산 이후까지 자신이 계획하고 실천 중인 엄마표 영어와 교실에서 초등 저학년 아이들에게 영어를 가르치며 쌓은 경험을 다른 엄마들과 나누고 싶어 『엄마표 영어, 놀이가 답이다』를 펴냈다. 초등 영어 교사로서 쌓은 영어 교육의 노하우와 집에서 아이와 직접 실천해보며 누구나 따라할 수 있을 만큼 쉽고 재미있는 엄마표 영어 방법을 정리했다.

Voiceovers

Author : Janet Wilcox

ISBN10 : 1581158114

Publisher : Simon and Schuster

Number of Pages : 208

Category : Performing Arts

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Book Summary: Ever been told you have a great voice? Put it to use with a career as a voice-over actor! In Voice-Overs, a veteran voice-over actor, writer, producer, and voice-over teacher provides the inside scoop on the industry and gives all the tools needed for personal training. A treasure trove of exercises, games, and improv and acting techniques helps readers build their skills. Sample scripts from real ads provide practice, and interviews with agents, casting directors, and producers provide insights that will help new voice-over actors get started and get hired. Tips on making a demo, auditioning, getting an agent, interpreting copy, developing a personal marketing plan, and much more mean that soon that great voice will be bringing in income as well as compliments. Allworth Press, an imprint of Skyhorse Publishing, publishes a broad range of books on the visual and performing arts, with emphasis on the business of art. Our titles cover subjects such as graphic design, theater, branding, fine art, photography, interior design, writing, acting, film, how to start careers, business and legal forms, business practices, and more. While we don't aspire to publish a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are deeply committed to quality books that help creative professionals succeed and thrive. We often publish in areas overlooked by other publishers and welcome the author whose expertise can help our audience of readers.

Blind Spots

Author : Athena Alliance Members

ISBN10 : 1475996551

Publisher : iUniverse

Number of Pages : 146

Category : Business & Economics

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Book Summary: Praise for Blind Spots “Blind Spots is a great and valuable read. The story line makes it fun and interesting, and the learning makes it applicable. In each chapter, you will gain insights as to what you need to do as a leader, a team, and an organization to achieve high performance. Success does not just happen by luck; it is a very deliberate process, and Blind Spots will help guide you to your summit.” —Scott Kress, author of Learning in Thin Air Why is it that some leaders achieve great success, while others struggle? In this guide in narrative form, Russell Baxter, a fictional character and outgoing CEO, shares his secrets of success with incoming CEO Amir Ahmed. Baxter demonstrates that great leaders need to be aware of their vulnerabilities or blind spots and take action to make necessary changes. Baxter identifies twelve common blind spots that occur in business - things that companies can’t see but that often drain productivity. He then shares with Ahmed a connection to an organization that will support him through the challenges that many companies and leaders miss. Through stories and examples, you will learn how to address weaknesses in customer service, communication, networking, listening, personal branding, and more. Filled with practical advice, Blind Spots shows the value of drawing on experts to develop valuable skills that can take your business to the next level.

Vengeance Trail

Author : R. O. Hughes

ISBN10 : 1524675849

Publisher : AuthorHouse

Number of Pages : 178

Category : Fiction

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Book Summary: Vengeance Trail is the story of a young boy who lived and worked on a Wyoming Territory ranch with his parents. One dreadful night, his world was shattered by the brutal murder of his parents by ruthless raiders, resulting in a graveside vow to bring to justice all involved. It resulted in the young rancher becoming a respected deputy US marshal and gunslinger in fulfilling his vow.

Handbook of Integrated Risk Management in Global Supply Chains

Author : Panos Kouvelis,Lingxiu Dong,Onur Boyabatli,Rong Li

ISBN10 : 1118115791

Publisher : John Wiley & Sons

Number of Pages : 624

Category : Business & Economics

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Book Summary: A comprehensive, one-stop reference for cutting-edge research in integrated risk management, modern applications, and best practices In the field of business, the ever-growing dependency on global supply chains has created new challenges that traditional risk management must be equipped to handle. Handbook of Integrated Risk Management in Global Supply Chains uses a multi-disciplinary approach to present an effective way to manage complex, diverse, and interconnected global supply chain risks. Contributions from leading academics and researchers provide an action-based framework that captures real issues, implementation challenges, and concepts emerging from industry studies.The handbook is divided into five parts: Foundations and Overview introduces risk management and discusses the impact of supply chain disruptions on corporate performance Integrated Risk Management: Operations and Finance Interface explores the joint use of operational and financial hedging of commodity price uncertainties Supply Chain Finance discusses financing alternatives and the role of financial services in procurement contracts; inventory management and capital structure; and bank financing of inventories Operational Risk Management Strategies outlines supply risks and challenges in decentralized supply chains, such as competition and misalignment of incentives between buyers and suppliers Industrial Applications presents examples and case studies that showcase the discussed methodologies Each topic's presentation includes an introduction, key theories, formulas, and applications. Discussions conclude with a summary of the main concepts, a real-world example, and professional insights into common challenges and best practices. Handbook of Integrated Risk Management in Global Supply Chains is an essential reference for academics and practitioners in the areas of supply chain management, global logistics, management science, and industrial engineering who gather, analyze, and draw results from data. The handbook is also a suitable supplement for operations research, risk management, and financial engineering courses at the upper-undergraduate and graduate levels.

Smile Pricing Explained

Author : P. Austing

ISBN10 : 1137335726

Publisher : Springer

Number of Pages : 221

Category : Business & Economics

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Book Summary: Smile Pricing Explained provides a clear and thorough explanation of the concepts of smile modelling that are at the forefront of modern derivatives pricing. The key models used in practice are covered, together with numerical techniques and calibration.

Thin Layer Chromatography in Phytochemistry

Author : Monika Waksmundzka-Hajnos,Joseph Sherma,Teresa Kowalska

ISBN10 : 9781420046786

Publisher : CRC Press

Number of Pages : 896

Category : Science

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Book Summary: Thin layer chromatography (TLC) is increasingly used in the fields of plant chemistry, biochemistry, and molecular biology. Advantages such as speed, versatility, and low cost make it one of the leading techniques used for locating and analyzing bioactive components in plants. Thin Layer Chromatography in Phytochemistry is the first source devoted to supplying state-of-the-art information on TLC as it applies to the separation, identification, quantification, and isolation of medicinal plant components. Renowned scientists working with laboratories around the world demonstrate the applicability of TLC to a remarkable diversity of fields including plant genetics, drug discovery, nutraceuticals, and toxicology. Elucidates the role of plant materials in the pharmaceutical industry... Part I provides a practical review of techniques, relevant materials, and the particular demands for using TLC in phytochemical applications. The text explains how to determine the biological activity of metabolites and assess the effectiveness of herbal medicines and nutritional supplements. Part II concentrates on TLC methods used to analyze specific plant-based metabolite classes such as carbohydrates, proteins, alkaloids, flavonoids, terpenes, etc. Organized by compound type, each chapter discusses key topics such as sample preparation, plate development, zone detection, densitometry, and biodetection. Demonstrates practical methods that can be applied to a wide range of disciplines... From identification to commercial scale production and quality control, Thin Layer Chromatography in Phytochemistry is an essential bench-top companion and reference on using TLC for the study of plant-based bioactive compounds.

Inside Blockchain, Bitcoin, and Cryptocurrencies

Author : Niaz Chowdhury

ISBN10 : 100050770X

Publisher : CRC Press

Number of Pages : 362

Category : Business & Economics

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Book Summary: This book covers blockchain from the underlying principles to how it enables applications to survive and surf on its shoulder. Having covered the fundamentals of blockchain, the book turns to cryptocurrency. It thoroughly examines Bitcoin before presenting six other major currencies in a rounded discussion. The book then bridges between technology and finance, concentrating on how blockchain-based applications, including cryptocurrencies, have pushed hard against mainstream industries in a bid to cement their positions permanent. It discusses blockchain as underlying banking technology, crypto mining and offering, cryptocurrency as investment instruments, crypto regulations, and markets.

Routledge Handbook of Social and Sustainable Finance

Author : Othmar M. Lehner

ISBN10 : 1317678834

Publisher : Routledge

Number of Pages : 732

Category : Business & Economics

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Book Summary: Routledge Handbook of Social and Sustainable Finance brings together an international cast of leading authorities to map out and display the disparate voices, traditions and professional communities engaged in social finance activity. With a clear societal or environmental mission, foundations, individual and group investors, as well as public bodies around the world have become increasingly eager to finance and support innovative forms of doing business. Together, founders and established businesses alike are embracing new sustainable business models with a distinct stakeholder approach to tackle social or environmental problems in what they see as a failed economic system in crisis. As a result, the topic of social and sustainable finance is at the forefront of financial economic thought. This Handbook is divided up into three parts. The first, "The Landscape of Social and Sustainable Finance and Investments", comprises of chapters from a multitude of perspectives in an effort to grasp the entirety of the landscape. The second, "Challenges, Suggestions, Critiques and Debates", focuses on areas ranging from sociological underpinnings to critical takes on markets, and the identification of specialized business models. Amongst ethical considerations, topics include the scaling of impact, an analysis of sustainability as risk prevention and comparative analyses of various methods of justification and measurement. In the third and final section, "Markets and Institutions", contributions range from various perspectives on sustainable banking to environmental marketplaces, and finally on to practical cases and country specific observations. This volume is essential reading for both academics and students in economics and finance. It is also of interest to those who study environmental economics, microeconomics and banking.

The Works of Patrick Branwell Brontë

Author : Victor A. Neufeldt

ISBN10 : 1317399900

Publisher : Routledge

Number of Pages : 698

Category : Literary Criticism

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Book Summary: This volume, first published in 1999, contains all of Patrick Branwell Brontë’s known writings, excluding his letters, from 1834 to 1836. This title primarily focuses on the creation of Angria, and on the growing conflict between Alexander Percy, Earl of Northangerland, and Arthur Wellesly, Duke of Zamorna and King Adrian of Angria. All of the texts in this edition are based on Neufeldt’s own transcriptions of the manuscripts, or, where the manuscript is unavailable, on the most reliable accessible text. This edition serves as a record for the growth and development of Branwell’s writing, and it is hoped that it will help to dispel some of the myths and misconceptions that have become associated with Branwell’s name. This book will be of interest to students of English Literature.

Hoofbeats: Katie and the Mustang #2

Author : Kathleen Duey

ISBN10 : 1101176733

Publisher : Penguin

Number of Pages : 144

Category : Juvenile Fiction

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Book Summary: Joined by Hiram the farmhand, Katie begins the journey west. At first, she is unsure if the Mustang will follow, but much to her relief, he seems to trust her. Soon, Katie and Hiram meet up with a large family who invite them to join their caravan. For the first time, it seems as though they might really make it to Oregon. But then tragedy strikes, and Katie finds herself having to choose between parting ways with Hiram, or abandoning her dreams of going west&150and giving up on the chance to return the Mustang to his homeland.

In Transit

Author : Gisele Aubin

ISBN10 : 1475959710

Publisher : iUniverse

Number of Pages : 200

Category : Biography & Autobiography

Viewed : 1997

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Book Summary: Gisele Aubin, a driven professional in her field was more often on airplanes than home. Always on the run, she left no time for a life. Her most faithful companion was her BlackBerry, and she had started thinking about dumping it. When the company she works for was sold, Gisele knew the time had come to make the changes she needed. At that point, jumping off the corporate ladder seemed to be her best way out. But when Gisele made her landing, she realized that her challenges were not those she had expected. She had no idea what to do next. In this memoir, author Gisele Aubin shares her experience of turning her career around in order to create a more fulfilling life. Building on the knowledge gained through her experiences, Gisele provides an insight into what to expect when creating the successful change needed in your life. And its not what you think. Her message is that change is incremental and manageable if you are willing to take it one day at a time, let go of who you think you ought to be, and become the person you truly are.

Water, Knowledge and the Environment in Asia

Author : Ravi Baghel,Lea Stepan,Joseph K.W. Hill

ISBN10 : 1134863403

Publisher : Routledge

Number of Pages : 266

Category : Philosophy

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Book Summary: The dramatic transformation of our planet by human actions has been heralded as the coming of the new epoch of the Anthropocene. Human relations with water raise some of the most urgent questions in this regard. The starting point of this book is that these changes should not be seen as the result of monolithic actions of an undifferentiated humanity, but as emerging from diverse ways of relating to water in a variety of settings and knowledge systems. With its large population and rapid demographic and socioeconomic change, Asia provides an ideal context for examining how varied forms of knowledge pertaining to water encounter and intermingle with one another. While it is difficult to carry out comprehensive research on water knowledge in Asia due to its linguistic, political and cultural fragmentation, the topic nevertheless has relevance across boundaries. By using a carefully chosen selection of case studies in a variety of locations and across diverse disciplines, the book demonstrates commonalities and differences in everyday water practices around Asia while challenging both romantic presumptions and Eurocentrism. Examples presented include class differences in water use in the megacity of Delhi, India; the impact of radiation on water practices in Fukushima, Japan; the role of the King in hydraulic practices in Thailand, and ritual irrigation in Bali, Indonesia.