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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.
Portrait of America is an anthology of essays written by some of America's most eminent historians. Suitable for U. S. history survey courses, 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 20 percent of the essays in the Ninth Edition are new. 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.
The divine Shiraz Bailey Wood is back in this hilarious sequel to Diva Without a Cause to enlighten us with her signature brand of madcap humor on her demented, glorious life in the gritty suburbs of London. When sixteen-year-old Shiraz Bailey Wood's year-end test results come in, she's astonished to discover not only that she passed them all, but that she's actually clever! Emboldened by an invite to higher-level classes, Shiraz enrolls in Superchav Academy's "Center of Excellence" to get even brainier. Hanging with goody-two- shoes types in higher-level classes seems like just the ticket to avoid getting stuck forever in her crap hometown. But Shiraz has to figure out for herself: are these posh types really any better than she, or do they just want to stick their noses up at everyone?
It's 1987 and fourteen-year-old Ellie Roma doesn't have much of a family. She lives with her mother, who has taken a break from parenting; and her older sister, Gwen, who is on her way to becoming a juvenile delinquent. Her father left them to start a new life. So Ellie spends a lot of time alone, especially at night, when all she has to keep her company are the fireflies that flicker in the summer air. Then one day a mysterious stranger enters her dark world. He is Leo, twenty-one, who is on his way to Hollywood to become a rock star. Ellie and Leo connect instantly, and Ellie hopes Leo will be the one to rescue her from her unhappy life. But instead, Leo teaches Ellie that no one can save you. You have to go after what you want. So one night -- one terrible, frightening, thrilling night -- that's exactly what Ellie decides to do. With a fresh perspective, first-time novelist Dominique Paul deftly weaves a family drama about chaos and dysfunction, with a young girl's journey of triumph. Full of humor and sorrow, heartbreak and hope, The Possibility of Fireflies is really a story that we all have to tell: the story of the summer we grew up.
From the back of the book: Experiment in terror Bright Futures Development has announced the invention of a powerful new solar energy cell and the Hardy boys have gone undercover to protect it from industrial spies. But the action proves too hot to handle; a company employee assigned to the solar cell lab has turned up dead! Was it an inside job? Or was it a rival company out to burn the competition? Frank and Joe follow a trail of deceit and double-dealing and discover that the truth behind the solar power source is much darker than they suspected. Plenty of high-energy action awaits them as they fly straight into a fiery web of danger! =============== From inside the book: CRASH LANDING Frank settled back in the passenger seat of the solar-powered ultralite as it soared through the air. It was so peaceful up in the clouds, and quiet- almost too quiet, he told himself. He cocked his head and listened. He couldn't hear the propeller anymore. "Trouble?" he asked the pilot. "We lost power for a second," Theresa told him. She punched the starter switch once, twice, three times. Nothing happened. Theresa smiled at Frank nervously. "Looks like we may be in for a rough landing. I can't get it-" A sudden downdraft threw the plane into a dive. The nose pitched down violently, and Theresa's head was thrown forward to smash into the controls. Frank was hurtling toward the ground in a flying coffin, with an unconscious pilot!
Casey Finnegan is a talented skateboarder. He lives to skate. At the end of his final year of high school, Casey is wondering what to do with his life. He hasn't applied to any colleges, and other than skateboarding, he doesn't believe he's very good at much of anything. When a young movie star contacts Casey and offers him the job of stunt double in an upcoming skateboarding movie, Casey is stoked. It's his dream job, and Casey jumps at the opportunity to train the star. But when word gets out about Casey's new gig, a local skater has other ideas about who would make the best stunt double.
Comprehensive and easy to use, the revised and updated seventh edition covers practical math problems that automotive technicians will face on the job. The easy-to-read and well organized chapters of Practical Problems in Mathematics for Automotive Technicians, Seventh Edition feature step-by-step instructions, diagrams, charts, and examples that facilitate the problem-solving process while reinforcing key concepts. The presentation builds from the basics of whole-number operations to cover percentages, linear measurement, ratios, and the use of more advanced formulas. With a special section on graphs, scale reading of test meters, and invoices found in the workplace, this text is tailor-made for students in any automotive course of study!
The Practical Skeptic, a concise introduction to sociology, focuses on core concepts as the central building blocks for understanding sociology. Lisa McIntyre's straightforward, lively, even humorous style and her emphasis on critical thinking make this an engaging and user-friendly text for students of all levels. Through this conversational narrative, students are able to grasp key sociological concepts and learn the essential lesson that there is much that goes on in the social world that escapes the sociologically untrained eye.
Combining a data analysis approach with the power of technology, innovative pedagogy, and a number of new features, the fourth edition is an impressively effective text for learning statistics.
Practice: Skills Workbook provides ample exercises to help students develop computational skills, lesson by lesson.
Practice: Word Problems Workbook for Glencoe Mathematics: Mathematics Applications and Concepts, Course 1by McGraw-Hill
Practice: Word Problems mimics the verbal problems in each lesson at an average level.
McDougal Littell Pre-Algebra will give you a strong foundation in algebra while also preparing you for future study of geometry, probability, and data analysis. The clearly written lessons make even difficult math concepts and methods understandable by providing numerous stepped-out examples. Each lesson's exercise set includes a wide variety of exercises, ranging from basic exercises that help you develop and practice skills to challenging exercises that involve logical reasoning and problem solving. This book will also help you become better at taking notes and taking tests. Look for a notetaking strategy at the beginning of each chapter as well as helpful marginal notes throughout each chapter. The marginal notes give you support in keeping a notebook, studying math, reading algebra and geometry, doing homework, using technology, and reviewing for tests. Also look for instruction and practice that prepare you for taking standardized tests with questions in multiple choice, short response, and extended response formats. In all these ways--and many more--McDougal Littell Pre-Algebra puts you on the road to success in mathematics.
Glencoe Precalculus ©2011is a comprehensive program that prepares students to be successful in college or AP Calculus programs. Features of this program include: Chapter 0, Graphing Technology Labs, leveled exercise sets, H. O. T. (Higher-Order Thinking) Problems, and Preparation for AP Calculus lessons within every chapter. Glencoe Precalculus also includes a complete technology suite that contains an online student edition, online teacher edition, Interactive Classroom, Advance Tracker, and ExamView® Assessment Suite.
This comprehensive book provides complete coverage of the function concept and integrates substantial graphing calculator materials that help students develop insight into mathematical ideas.
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