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The Physics of Everyday Phenomena, Sixth Edition, introduces students to the basic concepts of physics using examples of common occurrences. Intended for use in a one-semester or two-semester course in conceptual physics, this book is written in a narrative style, frequently using questions designed to draw the reader into a dialogue about the ideas of physics.
FROM THE NANCY DREW FILES THE CASE: From the art galleries to the chic cafes, Nancy sets out to draw a portrait of a killer. CONTACT: Professor Ellen Mathieson's biography of a famous painter leads to a study in murder. SUSPECTS: David Fieldston -- He's succeeded in becoming Professor Mathieson's research assistant ... now that her first choice is dead. Phillipe Leduc -- Josephine Solo threatened to sue him for copying her painting style ... a threat she never had a chance to carry out. Jean-Luc Censier -- Art dealer or con artist? Either way he may have found that business can be murder. COMPLICATIONS: Did Professor Mathieson's research assistant die because he knew too much? Nancy's determined to find the answers ... in a case in which the truth could prove deadly!
Get ready to party! Junior year is coming to a close, and there's only one thing on Jessica Wakefield's mind--snagging the hottest prom date in Sweet Valley. But who could be worthy of the most devastatingly gorgeous girl at SVH? Jessica and her best friend, Lila Fowler, are determined to find out--by rating all the guys in school. But when their list of who's hot and who's not gets out, the guys seek revenge! Elizabeth Wakefield needs to make a decision fast. She told both of her ex-boyfriends, devoted Todd Wilkins and sexy Devon Whitelaw, that she needed time to stand on her own. But now she's totally alone--without a prom date! Will she be able to figure our who her dream guy is--before he asks someone else? Book one in a monumental four-part miniseries. Join the Sweet Valley High junior class as they prepare to wrap up the most unbelievable year of their lives!
Ethan lives in a foster home, struggling to put his life on the right track. Involved in a photography program for at-risk kids, he finds himself threatened again and again by someone who wants his camera. What does Ethan know? And what is on his camera that someone is willing to kill for? Struggling to stay out of trouble and solve the mystery, he discovers he has all the answers. He just has to figure out the questions.
A teen revives the legacy of his lost brother in this compelling novel from the author of Inexcusable, a National Book Award finalist.When Eric's brother Duane dies, his world breaks in two. Duane was his best friend--possibly his only friend. And Eric isn't sure how to live in a world without Duane in it. Desperate to find a piece of his brother to hold on to, Eric decides to meet some of the people who received Duane's organs. He expects to meet perfect strangers. Instead he encounters people who become more than friends and almost like family--people who begin to help Eric put the pieces of his life back together for good. From internationally acclaimed author Chris Lynch comes a gripping and enduring exploration of loss and recovery--and a long-awaited sequel to the celebrated Iceman.
Ava has a secret. She is tired of her ultracool attitude, ultra-radical politics, and ultrablack clothing. She's ready to try something new-she's even ready to be someone new. Someone who fits in, someone with a gorgeous boyfriend, someone who wears pink. Transferring to Billy Hughes School for Academic Excellence is the perfect chance to try on a new identity. But just in case things don't work out, Ava is hiding her new interests from her parents, and especially from her old girlfriend. Secrets have a way of being hard to keep, though, and Ava finds that changing herself is more complicated than changing her wardrobe. Even getting involved in the school musical raises issues she never imagined. As she faces surprising choices and unforeseen consequences, Ava wonders if she will ever figure out who she really wants to be. Humor, heart, and the joys of drama-on- and offstage-combine in Ava's delight-fully colorful journey of self-discovery.
Have you ever watched a hand of this fascinating game and wished you knew how to play? Or do you already know how and want to play better? Well, here's your opportunity to "hire" one of the game's foremost authorities as your personal "pro." Watch him deal out a sample hand and show you how to play it. His play-by-play instructions, written for the beginning player, will guide you confidently through the fundamentals. And with the ease that comes with confidence, you will quickly master the finer points of the game. It is on this gamesmanship that those already familiar with the game can sharpen their skills. Included are the rules for two-, three-, and - four-handed pinochle, as well as for auction pinochle and auction pinochle with partners.
When things begin to go wrong at home and in her social life, the star pitcher of the high school softball team feels her game being affected also. Ginger McGill's senior year becomes a mix of emotions with her love for softball, her baseball star brother, rebuilding hot rods and a new boy in town.
Jessica Wakefield demands attention in any crowd, from every boy. After obsessing over him for weeks, she finally lands the perfect guy: Bruce Patman. And she falls hard and fast. There's nothing she won't do for him... But Elizabeth soon notices a change in her twin. Jessica's usual charm, determination, and attitude are gone. She's a ghost of her old self. And Liz wonders just how far her sister will go for love.
Tina Hayes leaves home after a fight with her hard-drinking mother's latest boyfriend. Her attempts to survive on her own lead her into risky situations.But a Country singer and a lonely couple give Tina the love and compassion she never knew at home.
When Katie O'Roark receives an invitation from the One Last Wish Foundation to spend the summer at Jenny House, she eagerly says yes. Katie is ever grateful to the anonymous "JWC," the person who gave her the gift that allowed her to receive a heart transplant. Now Katie is asked to help others who, like herself, are facing medical odds against them.Being a "Big Sister" to Amanda, an eleven-year-old victim of leukemia; Chelsea, a thirteen-year-old candidate for a heart transplant; and Lacey, a fifeen-year-old diabetic who refuses to face her problems, is a challenge. As the summer progresses, the girls form a bond of friendship as they behave "just like healthy kids."When a crisis occurs and one of the girls does not get to fulfill her dreams, the friends are devastated. The girls vow to gather each summer, so long as one of them is alive, in honor of their dreams and of a friendship strong enough to endure beyond this life.From the Paperback edition.
A memoir of the then-fifteen-year-old author's high school experience to that point, in which diary entries reflect her struggles, angst, and rebellion.
"No one should have to endure being teased, bullied, or abused. Cruelty violates a person's sense of self and others... Let them know they are not alone in their struggle. Be compassionate, supportive, and strong." from the Author.
Introduces readers to all aspects of the commercial and residential plumbing trade, including home building. Safety practices are emphasized throughout. Projects provide opportunities for hands-on plumbing practice and actual application. Coverage includes basic knowledge, threaded pipe, waste systems, water systems, heating water, special cases, and fixture installation. This third edition covers current plumbing codes, and adds new pedagogical features. Useful for plumbers preparing to pass the Master Plumber exam. Annotation c. Book News, Inc. , Portland, OR (booknews. com)
Pocket Keys for Writers, 2/e, is a handy reference tool that provides big writing help in a small package. This indispensable pocket-style handbook covers the essentials of the writing process, as well as research, documentation, evaluating print and electronic sources, punctuation, and mechanics. Written by a recognized leader in ESL instruction, Pocket Keys is an excellent resource for ESL writers, with a strong ESL section and ESL notes throughout the text. In short, the text delivers concise, up-to-date, and practical information in a highly accessible, reasonably priced format. The Second Edition of Pocket Keys retains the hallmark Keys organization and use of color, as well as Key Points boxes and the popular Five C's of Style. Also in this edition, material on using visuals in written projects helps students enhance the impact of their documents. Coverage of research and documentation includes using online databases and evaluating web sites.
Arthurian legend mixes with modern-day witchcraft in this haunting sequel to Legacy, which Publishers Weekly said "should please the legions of paranormal fans looking for a sophisticated supernatural thriller." After the riveting--and romantic--events of Legacy, Katy has won Peter's heart and is now claiming her place in the magical world. Though half the students at her boarding school come from witching lines, the use of magic is expressly forbidden at Ainsworth, so as to keep the witching world hidden from the blue-blooded preppies, aka Muffies, who also walk the halls. But the Muffies have at least a notion of magic, because Katy catches them staging a made-up ritual--and to her astonishment, the girls collapse at Katy's feet and fall into comas. When Katy is blamed, she becomes desperate to clear her name and finds herself battling all odds to harness her growing magical powers in order to save the Muffies and dispel the Darkness once more.
#1 New York Times bestselling author Kresley Cole introduces The Arcana Chronicles, post-apocalyptic tales filled with riveting action, the dark mysticism of Tarot cards, and breathtaking romance. She could save the world--or destroy it. Sixteen year old Evangeline "Evie" Greene leads a charmed life, until she begins experiencing horrifying hallucinations. When an apocalyptic event decimates her Louisiana hometown, Evie realizes her hallucinations were actually visions of the future--and they're still happening. Fighting for her life and desperate for answers, she must turn to her wrong-side-of-the-bayou classmate: Jack Deveaux. But she can't do either alone.With his mile-long rap sheet, wicked grin, and bad attitude, Jack is like no boy Evie has ever known. Even though he once scorned her and everything she represented, he agrees to protect Evie on her quest. She knows she can't totally depend on Jack. If he ever cast that wicked grin her way, could she possibly resist him? Who can Evie trust? As Jack and Evie race to find the source of her visions, they meet others who have gotten the same call. An ancient prophesy is being played out, and Evie is not the only one with special powers. A group of twenty-two teens has been chosen to reenact the ultimate battle between good and evil. But it's not always clear who is on which side....
A lively and absorbing text exploring the struggle for power among the participants, the stakes involved, the processes adopted, and the institutions affected.
Jessica Wakefield has started her own cheerleading squad!
Marit has decided: It's time to lose it. Being a virgin is getting in the way of holding on to a boyfriend. So who better to get it over with than her best guy friend, Jamie? They've known each other forever. It's pressure-free. But doing the deed changes everything. Jamie falls for Marit! Not only does he ruin her chances with the guy she had in her sights, now she's in danger of losing her friends too. If only there was a way to un-do it! Aury Wallington, a writer for Sex and the City and Veronica Mars, paints an entertaining and thoughtful portrait of the mess we make when we divorce sex from love.
A digital-only short story set in the STARTERS world, told from Briona's pov. STARTERS received rave reviews, including this from the Los Angeles Times: "The only thing better than a terrific concept is one that is as well executed as Starters. Readers who have been waiting for a worthy successor to Suzanne Collins' The Hunger Games will find it here. Dystopian sci-fi at its best, Starters is a terrific series kickoff with a didn't-see-that-coming conclusion that will leave readers on the edges of their seats . . ." Includes a sneak peek at the sequel to STARTERS, Lissa Price's ENDERS, where Callie is ready to fight for the truth--even if it kills her.
Portrait of America is an anthology of essays written by some of Americas most eminent historians. Suitable for U. S. history survey courses, the collection has a loose biographical focus. The essays in this secondary source reader humanize American history by portraying it as a story of real people with whom students can identify. Each selection is preceded by an introduction that sets the context and a helpful glossary that identifies important individuals, events, and concepts. The Eighth Edition includes an essay in which six major historians reflect on the historical significance of September 11, 2001.
PORTRAIT OF AMERICA is an anthology of essays written by some of America?s most eminent historians. The collection maintains a loose biographical focus. The essays in this secondary-source reader humanize American history by portraying it as a story of real people with whom students can easily identify. More than 25 percent of the essays in the Tenth Edition are new, many from books that have been nationally and internationally recognized for their insight, accuracy, and timeliness, ensuring that the readings continue to be provocative and trustworthy. Each selection is preceded by an introduction for context, and a helpful glossary identifies important individuals, events, and concepts. Study questions follow each selection, prompting students to make comparisons between the readings.
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