The Monster of Sodor
Author: Courtney Carbone, W. Awdry
Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers
A skill-building adaptation of the new Thomas & Friends animated film, Tale of the Brave, finds the engines' courage tested by gigantic roving shadows and monster-sized footprints. Simultaneous. Movie tie-in.
Author: Alan Johnson
The extraordinary 1950s London childhood of one of Britain's best-loved politicians. Alan Johnson's childhood was not so much difficult as unusual, particularly for a man who was destined to become Home Secretary. Not in respect of the poverty, which was shared with many of those living in the slums of post-war Britain, but in its transition from two-parent family to single mother and then to no parents at all. This is essentially the story of two incredible women: Alan's mother, Lily, who battled against poor health, poverty, domestic violence and loneliness to try to ensure a better life for her children; and his sister, Linda, who had to assume an enormous amount of responsibility at a very young age and who fought to keep the family together and out of care when she herself was still only a child. Played out against the background of a vanishing community living in condemned housing, the story moves from post-war austerity in pre-gentrified Notting Hill, through the race riots, school on the Kings Road, Chelsea in the Swinging 60s, to the rock-and-roll years, making a record in Denmark Street and becoming a husband and father whilst still in his teens. This Boy is one man's story, but it is also a story of England and the West London slums which are so hard to imagine in the capital today. No matter how harsh the details, Alan Johnson writes with a spirit of generous acceptance, of humour and openness which makes his book anything but a grim catalogue of miseries.
Author: Helmut Eggert, Wolfgang Kauschke
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Bearings are used in the construction of bridges, for the distribution of loads between different elements and for compensating stresses. This volume describes their construction, function, calculation and applications, and is supplemented by normative regulations and research results. The book takes account of EN 1337 standards, which are binding on a European level. It also takes into account the latest experiences gained in practice as well as on the basis of recent tests, and includes examples for the correct placing of bearings and dampers.
The animals of the African savanna help Meto as he tries to return the toy bear left behind by a young tourist.
Biotechnology for Beginners
Author: Reinhard Renneberg, Viola Berkling, Vanya Loroch
Publisher: Academic Press
Biotechnology for Beginners, Second Edition, presents the latest information and developments from the field of biotechnology—the applied science of using living organisms and their by-products for commercial development—which has grown and evolved to such an extent over the past few years that increasing numbers of professionals work in areas that are directly impacted by the science. For the first time, this book offers an exciting and colorful overview of biotechnology for professionals and students in a wide array of the life sciences, including genetics, immunology, biochemistry, agronomy, and animal science. This book also appeals to the lay reader without a scientific background who is interested in an entertaining and informative introduction to the key aspects of biotechnology. Authors Renneberg and Demain discuss the opportunities and risks of individual technologies and provide historical data in easy-to-reference boxes, highlighting key topics. The book covers all major aspects of the field, from food biotechnology to enzymes, genetic engineering, viruses, antibodies, and vaccines, to environmental biotechnology, transgenic animals, analytical biotechnology, and the human genome. This stimulating book is the most user-friendly source for a comprehensive overview of this complex field. Provides accessible content to the lay reader who does not have an extensive scientific background Includes all facets of biotechnology applications Covers articles from the most respected scientists, including Alan Guttmacher, Carl Djerassi, Frances S. Ligler, Jared Diamond, Susan Greenfield, and more Contains a summary, annotated references, links to useful web sites, and appealing review questions at the end of each chapter Presents more than 600 color figures and over 100 illustrations Written in an enthusiastic and engaging style unlike other existing theoretical and dry-style biotechnology books
Author: Georg Deggerich, Gerd Brenner, Karen Drews
This book assembles some of the most important problems and solutions in theoretical computer science-from computability, logic, circuit theory, and complexity. The book presents these important results with complete proofs in an understandable form. It also presents previously open problems that have found (perhaps unexpected) solutions, and challenges the reader to pursue further active research in computer science.
Educational Design Research
Author: Jan Van den Akker, Koeno Gravemeijer, Susan McKenney, Nienke Nieveen
The field of design research has been gaining momentum over the last five years, particularly in educational studies. As papers and articles have grown in number, definition of the domain is now beginning to standardise. This book fulfils a growing need by providing a synthesised assessment of the use of development research in education. It looks at four main elements: background information including origins, definitions of development research, description of applications and benefits and risks associated with studies of this kind how the approach can serve the design of learning environments and educational technology quality assurance - how to safeguard academic rigor while conducting design and development studies a synthesis and overview of the topic along with relevant reflections.
A Guide to the Zohar
Author: Arthur Green
Publisher: Stanford University Press
Please see the Zohar Home Page for ancillary materials, including the publication schedule, press release, Aramaic text, questions, and answers.
The Lazarus Plot
Author: Franklin W. Dixon
Publisher: New York : Pocket Books
The Hardy Boys stumble across a twisted technological plot creating perfect replicas of human beings for the survival of a top secret government intelligence organization.
Author: Jonathan Rigby
Roxy Music’s ambitious and sophisticated art rock built them a following far beyond the glam constituency from which they sprang. Almost embarrassed by an excess of talent, the original 1972 line-up was not only fronted by glam-rock icon Bryan Ferry but also included multifaceted genius Brian Eno, multi-instrumentalist Andrew MacKay, and killer guitarist Phil Manzanera. Subsequent shuffles of personnel and changes in musical direction are acutely documented in Jonathan Rigby’s groundbreaking analysis of the band’s prolific output. Complete with coverage of each band member's amazing solo work, a song-by-song analysis of everything from Virginia Plain to Avalon including album tracks, singles, and B-sides, exhaustive coverage of all the band’s live performances from 1972 to 2007, and news of the long-awaited new album, this book will appeal to new fans and decades-long Roxy Music aficionados alike.