This is a conversational approach to the teaching and learning of the Tajiki language. It uses authentic language material to help learners as they proceed through its topic-based lessons. Its emphasis on the spoken language promotes oral fluency alongside written skills. Both lessons and appendices present new vocabulary and grammar simply and recycle material to provide opportunities for both controlled and free language learning. The appendices include not only lists of useful information and samples of commonly needed letters and speeches but also an invaluable introduction to Tajiki grammar and a comprehensive Tajiki-English dictionary of all the book's vocabulary - over 4500 definitions.
Author: Cindy Rodriguez
Publisher: Britannica Digital Learning
Curious kids will love looking at the photos as they listen to the engaging text describing different animal's flippers.
The Path of Names
Author: Ari Goelman
Publisher: Scholastic Inc.
Mysteries, mazes, and magic combine in this smart, funny summer-camp fantasy -- like THE AMAZING ADVENTURES OF KAVALIER & CLAY for kids! Dahlia Shulman loves magic, and Math Club, and Guitar Hero. She isn't so fond of nature walks, and Hebrew campfire songs, and mean girls her own age. All of which makes a week at Jewish summer camp pretty much the worst idea ever. But within minutes of arriving at camp, Dahlia realizes that it might not be as bad as she'd feared. First she sees two little girls walk right through the walls of her cabin. Then come the dreams -- frighteningly detailed visions of a young man being pursued through 1930s New York City. How are the dreams and the girls related? Why is Dahlia the only one who can see any of them? And what's up with the overgrown, strangely shaped hedge maze that none of the campers are allowed to touch? Dahlia's increasingly dangerous quest for answers will lead her right to the center of the maze -- but it will take all her courage, smarts, and sleight-of-hand skills to get her back out again.
It's a puzzle bonanza--bet you can't try just one! Every puzzle in this book was selected to give you the greatest challenge and the most fun. They will twist and test your logic, challenge your IQ, stump your eyes, and force you to think harder than you ever have before to solve them. The BrainSnack® brand guarantees to train your brain, enhancing logic, imagination, creativity, and memory. This vibrant and appealing collection serves up a huge range of visual and verbal conundrums, from grids and pixel fun to concentration exercises and continuous line challenges. Search for elements that stand out from the rest, focus your attention on three-dimensional images and meaningful colors, look for repetitive series, and decipher the correct order of patterns. The result is a total mental workout that enables you to develop your gray matter at all levels--no matter what your age.
Extend and enhance your Java applications with domain-specific scripting in Groovy About This Book Build domain-specific mini languages in Groovy that integrate seamlessly with your Java apps with this hands-on guide Increase stakeholder participation in the development process with domain-specific scripting in Groovy Get up to speed with the newest features in Groovy using this second edition and integrate Groovy-based DSLs into your existing Java applications. Who This Book Is For This book is for Java software developers who have an interest in building domain scripting into their Java applications. No knowledge of Groovy is required, although it will be helpful. This book does not teach Groovy, but quickly introduces the basic ideas of Groovy. An experienced Java developer should have no problems with these and move quickly on to the more involved aspects of creating DSLs with Groovy. No experience of creating a DSL is required. What You Will Learn Familiarize yourself with Groovy scripting and work with Groovy closures Use the meta-programming features in Groovy to build mini languages Employ Groovy mark-up and builders to simplify application development Familiarize yourself with Groovy mark-up and build your own Groovy builders Build effective DSLs with operator overloading, command chains, builders, and a host of other Groovy language features Integrate Groovy with your Java and JVM based applications In Detail The times when developing on the JVM meant you were a Java programmer have long passed. The JVM is now firmly established as a polyglot development environment with many projects opting for alternative development languages to Java such as Groovy, Scala, Clojure, and JRuby. In this pantheon of development languages, Groovy stands out for its excellent DSL enabling features which allows it to be manipulated to produce mini languages that are tailored to a project's needs. A comprehensive tutorial on designing and developing mini Groovy based Domain Specific Languages, this book will guide you through the development of several mini DSLs that will help you gain all the skills needed to develop your own Groovy based DSLs with confidence and ease. Starting with the bare basics, this book will focus on how Groovy can be used to construct domain specific mini languages, and will go through the more complex meta-programming features of Groovy, including using the Abstract Syntax Tree (AST). Practical examples are used throughout this book to de-mystify these seemingly complex language features and to show how they can be used to create simple and elegant DSLs. Packed with examples, including several fully worked DSLs, this book will serve as a springboard for developing your own DSLs. Style and approach This book is a hands-on guide that will walk you through examples for building DSLs with Groovy rather than just talking about "metaprogramming with Groovy". The examples in this book have been designed to help you gain a good working knowledge of the techniques involved and apply these to producing your own Groovy based DSLs.
The Facts on World Religions
Author: John Ankerberg, John Weldon, Dillon Burroughs
Publisher: Harvest House Publishers
The Facts On series has sold more than 1.9 million copies and continues to provide information, facts, and foundational truths to help Christians understand their faith and their world. With their extensive knowledge of comparative religion, the Facts On creators explore and compare the basic teachings and practices of the world's four major belief systems-- Islam Hinduism Buddhism Christianity The authors also discuss some less-widespread religions. Readers will discover that Christianity stands alone in the integrity of its divine revelation--the Bible--and in its consistency with history, the natural world, and human experience. Rerelease with new cover and minor updates.
Camps and Prisons
Author: Augustine Joseph Hickey Duganne
Publisher: Gale Cengage Learning
Working through this workbook, along side the DVD and Leader's guide, group participants become fully equipped to apply the principles of spiritual growth and change presented in the LifeShapes Circle to their own lives.
Considerable progress has been made in our healthcare system, in particular with respect to sensitive diagnostic tools, reagents and very effective and precise drugs. On the other hand, high-throughput screening technology can screen vast numbers of compounds against an array of targets in a very short time, and leads thus - tained can be further explored. In developing countries, the exploding population exerts pressure not only on natural resources but also on the human population - self, whose members strive to become successful and advance in society. This leads to increased blood pressure, anxiety, obesity-associated lipid disorders, cardiov- cular diseases and diabetes. Most of these diseases result in disturbed family life, including sexual behaviour. Despite technological developments, herbal drugs still occupy a preferential place in a majority of the population in the Third World and terminal patients in the West. Herbal drugs, in addition to being cost effective and easily accessible, have been used since time immemorial and have passed the test of time without having any side effects. The multitarget effects of herbs (holistic approaches) are the fun- mental basis of their utilization. This approach is already used in traditional systems of medicine like Ayurveda, which has become more popular in the West in recent years. However, the integration of modern science with traditional uses of herbal drugs is of the utmost importance if ones wishes to use ancient knowledge for the betterment of humanity.
Defending The Island
Author: Norman Longmate
Publisher: Random House
In a brilliantly imaginative blend of military, social and diplomatic history, Norman Longmate retells our island story from the perspective of its defenders, in a narrative which stretches from the Celtic tribes who unsuccessfully fought against Ceasar to the great seabourne defence against the Armada of Philip of Spain. He has gone back to the original sources and investigated the original battlegrounds and weak spots in Britain's defences. But the real strength of his book is its seamless narrative of history, which uncovers the truth behind the legends. A mass of solidly researched fact, not readily found elsewhere, is seasoned with lively, humorous and occassionally gruesome anecdote. The result, providing at once an invaluable sourcebook for the specialist and an enthralling narrative for the general reader, is by far the most comprehensive and accessible history of England versus invasion ever published.
A leading embroiderer with a lifelong love and understanding of African culture and landscape translates the many striking images of Africa into textile art, using embroidery, dyeing and quilting. From the dusky colours of the savannah to the traditional beadwork and pottery of African tribes, the author has used a variety of sources and techniques to produce stunning textiles. The book covers the original source material, the design process and the various techniques necessary to produce stunning final pieces, including dyeing with flour paste resist, seminole patchwork, piecing, patching, stitching, applique, roulleaux, drawn thread surface embellishment and mixed media. Beautifully illustrated with over 90 colour images, the book covers: • The design process • Colour, from natural earth colours to the bright colours of African jewellery and body paint • Pattern, from stripes and zigzags to circles and triangles • Texture and surface, including ridges, raised surface, edges and surface additions • An exercise project to get you started
McComb includes projects that cover the most exciting aspects of experimenting with visible light lasers using both semiconductor laser diodes and small helium-neon laser tubes. Sources for all laser diodes, tubes and other parts are provided
Love of Goldens
Author: Todd R. Berger, Alan Carey, Sandy Carey
Publisher: Voyageur Press
If you really love Goldens, you’ll absolutely treasure this supreme tribute. About the Photographers: Alan and Sandy Carey’s work has appeared in nine other books and in several publications, including "National Geographic," "National Wildlife," "Audubon," "Smithsonian," "Life,""Time," "Newsweek," "Outdoor Life," "Field & Stream," and other magazines and calendars.
Organisations are increasingly aware that the key to future competitive advantage lies in their ability to recruit and retain talent. Whilst paying lip service to the importance of recruiting and retaining talent, however, they are failing to link the process with business strategy and to align the key HR processes to make it happen. Emphasis is laid on the recruitment process with insufficient focus on post-recruitment issues such as induction, training and development. This new briefing identifies and explains the significance of current trends in the graduate labour markets for recruitment, selection and retention. It shows you how to plan and implement an effective graduate policy to ensure graduates make a lasting contribution to your organisation. Contents include: Recruitment options Selection methods Assessment centres The graduate employment contract Managing the transition to work Graduate training and development Career management Retention initiatives Evaluation and review of graduate programmes