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The ocean affects all aspects of our lives--Tom Garrison will show you how in this new edition of OCEANOGRAPHY: AN INVITATION TO MARINE SCIENCE. Garrison takes you on a vivid exploration of the ocean--from submarine canyons to zooplankton, global warming, the growing plastics problem, and our changing coastlines--and explains oceanography's most important concepts. Garrison's friendly approach helps you understand the complexities involved in how we study and use the ocean. You'll explore topics like Hurricane Katrina; the devastating December 2004 earthquake in the Indian Ocean and the resulting tsunami; the Moon and its connection to the ocean; the power of the ocean to influence weather; and uses and abuses of the ocean. Gain an understanding of the wonders of the sea and the scientific questions that surround it with this fascinating text!
When boys act out, get into fights, or become physically aggressive, we can't avoid noticing their bad behavior. But it is easy to miss the subtle signs of aggression in girls--the dirty looks, the taunting notes, or the exclusion from the group-that send girls home crying. In Odd girl out, Rachel Simmons focuses on these interactions and provides language for the indirect aggression that runs through the lives and friendships of girls. These exchanges take place within intimate circles--the importance of friends and the fear of losing them is key. Without the cultural consent to express their anger or to resolve their conflicts, girls express their aggression in covert but damaging ways. Every generation of women can tell stories of being bullied, but Odd girl out explores and explains these experiences for the first time. Journalist Rachel Simmons sheds light on destructive patterns that need our attention. With advice for girls, parents, teachers, and even school administrators, Odd girl out is a groundbreaking work that every woman will agree is long overdue.
"The Iliad is the story about the last four days of the Trojan War. The war began after a young man named Paris stole Helen of Troy from her husband, Menelaus. The Greeks promised to help Menelaus fight for Helen, and they sent a thousand ships with him to Troy, including a ship with Odysseus on board. But the city of Troy was well defended, and the battle went on for ten years. Odysseus helped decide the war when he tricked the Trojans. He and his men built a huge wooden horse. Greek soldiers were hidden inside the horse, which was left outside the gate of the city of Troy as a gift. Once the horse was pulled inside the walls of Troy, the Greeks were at last able to enter the city and help win the battle. The Odyssey tells the story of Odysseus, who had left Troy after the war with twelve ships and more than 700 men. Yet only Odysseus returned home to Ithaca after many adventures and much sorrow. "
Homer's great epic describes the many adventures of Odysseus, Greek warrior, as he strives over many years to return to his home island of Ithaca after the Trojan War. His colorful adventures, his endurance, his love for his wife and son have the same power to move and inspire readers today as they did in Archaic Greece, 2800 years ago.
When a rumor starts circulating that Tara's boyfriend Brent has been sleeping with one of the guy cheerleaders, the innuendo doesn't just hurt Tara. It marks the beginning of the end for an inseparable trio of friends. Tara's training for a marathon, but also running from her fear of abandonment after being deserted by her father. Whitney Blaire seems to have everything, but an empty mansion and absentee parents leave this beauty to look for meaning in all the wrong places. And Pinkie has a compulsive need to mother everyone to make up for the mom she's never stopped missing. This friendship that promised to last forever is starting to break under the pressure of the girls' differences. And then new-girl Riley arrives in school with her long black hair, athletic body, and her blaseacute; attitude, and suddenly Tara starts to feel things she's never felt before for a girl--and to reassess her feelings about Brent and what he may/may not have done. Is Tara gay--or does she just love Riley? And can her deepest friendships survive when all of the rules have changed?
True love--and world war--is at stake in the conclusion to The Pledge trilogy, a dark and romantic blend of dystopia and fantasy. Charlie, otherwise known as Queen Charlaina of Ludania, has become comfortable as a leader and a ruler. She's done admirable work to restore Ludania's broken communications systems with other Queendoms, and she's mastered the art of ignoring Sabara, the evil former queen whose Essence is alive within Charlie. Or so she thinks. When the negotiation of a peace agreement with the Queendom of Astonia goes awry, Charlie receives a brutal message that threatens Ludania, and it seems her only option is to sacrifice herself in exchange for Ludanian freedom. But things aren't always as they seem. Charlie is walking into a trap--one set by Sabara, who is determined to reclaim the Queendoms at any cost.
THE OFFICE is a comprehensive text for courses in the high school office technology curriculum. The course name can be Office Procedures, Administrative Procedures, Business and Computer Technology, etc. The target market is high school student preparing for entry-level position in an office setting. The text focuses on the necessary skills that range from using email and the Internet to the use of integrated application and office suites. It covers the soft skills including customer satisfaction ethics, and telephone manners along with information systems and the global marketplace.
Oggi in Italia is a successful, market-leading introductory Italian program featuring a balanced four-skills approach to language learning and varied perspectives of Italian culture, ranging from its rich, historical legacy to current changes affecting the country and culture. Students practice the basics of the language and develop oral communication skills in a variety of contexts, while learning about contemporary Italian life and culture.
Jarrod Thornton is mesmerizing, but Kate Warren doesn't know why. The moment the new guy walks into the room, Kate senses something strange and intense about him. Something supernatural. Her instincts are proven correct a few minutes later when, bullied by his classmates, Jarrod unknowingly conjures up a freak thunderstorm inside their classroom. Jarrod doesn't believe in the paranormal. When Kate tries to convince him that he has extraordinary powers that need to be harnessed, he only puts up with her "hocus pocus" notions because he finds her captivating. However, the dangerous, uncontrolled strengthening of his gift finally convinces Jarrod that he must take Kate's theories seriously. Together, they embark on a remarkable journey -- one which will unravel the mystery that has haunted Jarrod's family for generations and pit the teens against immense forces in a battle to undo the past and reshape the future.
In Wisconsin, Vicki Byrne and the others try to keep Cheryl Tifanne calm until a doctor arrives. Will her baby survive? After an accident on the way back to Wisconsin, Judd Thompson rushes for medical help. Lionel Washington is forced to make a life threatening decision as the Global Community closes in. In New Babylon, Chang Wong notices strange reports and wonders how this coming disaster will affect the Young Tribulation Force. Join Judd, Lionel, Vicki, and the others as they struggle to survive the most chaotic days the earth has ever seen.
After the shocking revelations made in the Private prequel, The Book of Spells, Noelle and Reed know they are descendants of the original Billings Girls and their legacy includes a mysterious coven of witches. But it's nothing compared to what happens next. One by one, Billings Girls go missing from campus. The entire community bands together to find the lost girls, hoping they are still alive. Reed can't believe tragedy has struck Easton again, and she begins to wonder if the Billings Girls are cursed. But when the first body shows up containing a message just for her, she fears her friends are worse than cursed: they're doomed. The penultimate book in the suspenseful Private series!
The New York Times bestseller that's changing America's diet is now perfect for younger readers. "What's for dinner?" seemed like a simple question--until journalist and supermarket detective Michael Pollan delved behind the scenes. From fast food and big organic to small farms and old-fashioned hunting and gathering, this young readers' adaptation of Pollan's famous food-chain exploration encourages kids to consider the personal and global health implications of their food choices. In a smart, compelling format with updated facts, plenty of photos, graphs, and visuals, as well as a new afterword and backmatter, The Omnivore's Dilemma serves up a bold message to the generation that needs it most: It's time to take charge of our national eating habits--and it starts with you.
Nancy's breaking the story... and it's sure to break some hearts. Life at Wilder University is proving to be full of surprises and scandals. Bess is beginning to think that Brian Daglian is different from all the guys she's gone out with before... and she's about to find out why. And George has been asked out by the most popular guy around -- quarterback Scooter Berenson -- only to end up the most hated person on campus! Nancy, meanwhile, has signed on with Wilder Times, the university paper, and she may soon break a story about Scooter that could leave him in disgrace or even in danger. But first she must deal with Ned, who's coming up for the weekend. And the way she's feeling about her new life, his visit could mark the biggest break of all.
It seems like the summer of dreams come true for Hollywood celebrity princess Kaitlin Burke: the media loves her (again), super-cute and funny Austin Meyers is finally her boyfriend, and she's starring in a blockbuster movie by her all-time favorite director Hutch Adams. What could be sweeter? But life on set is not nearly as perfect as the designer makeup and couture costumes. And with a slimy ex-boyfriend and a scheming new publicist on the scene, it's about to get a whole lot messier....
Kobe Bryant started out as one of the youngest basketball players in the NBA. He is now one of the most talented and well known athletes that basketball has ever seen. This sports biography covers Bryant's childhood and the events that brought him to become the basketball player he is today.
Shaquille O'Neale began his rookie year in basketball playing center for the Orlando Magic. He swiftly caught the attention of the LA Lakers and he is now one of the most talented and well known athletes that basketball has ever seen. This sports biography covers O'Neal's childhood and the events that brought him to become the champion basketball player he is today.
This sports biography details the dual careers of the famous tennis playing sisters Venus and Serena Williams. in 2002, Serena won the Wimbledon singles title by defeating her sister. As partners, Venus and Serena won the 2002 doubles championship. This biography details the ways in which the sisters have succeeded as competitive athletes, but have also remained true to each other.
High school can be a war zone of popularity and persecution, where no one really looks at the kids on the fringe. In this powerful and timely collection, some of today's most acclaimed authors bring to life eleven stories of outsiders facing the constant struggle of hate and acceptance.
Wheeler-Toppen, a science teacher and children's author, presents 12 inquiry-based classroom lessons to help middle school teachers improve students' reading abilities and teach science content at the same time. Each lesson consists of a science activity, a reading about an important life science concept (easier to follow than those typically found in textbooks), an application that asks students to connect the activity with what they read, and a reading comprehension exercise, such as previewing illustrations, identifying text structures, and context clues to the meanings of new words. Each lesson also includes a graphic organizer and a writing activity. Six of the lessons ask students to make a claim and support it with evidence, and an introductory chapter suggests activities to help students understand claims and evidence.
Jessica and Elizabeth Wakefield are spending their summer as au pairs--for a royal family! When Jessica sees the beautiful European chateau where they'll be staying for the summer, she feels like she's living in a fantasy world--complete with a prince, a royal ball, and a guarded castle. Is there an evil stepmother too? Elizabeth adores her young charges at Chateau d'Amour Inconnu. The only problem child is Pierre, a 6-year-old who loves to hide from her. While trying to find Pierre one day, Elizabeth gets lost in a vast topiary maze on the castle grounds. What she discovers at the maze's end just might turn her wildest fantasies into reality!
Samara Taylor used to believe in miracles. She used to believe in a lot of things. When your father's a pastor, it's hard not to buy in to the idea of the perfect family, a loving God, and amazing grace. But lately, Sam has a lot of reasons to doubt. Her mother lands in rehab after a DUI and her father seems more interested in his congregation than his family. When a young girl in her small town is kidnapped, the local tragedy overlaps with Sam's personal one, and the already worn thread of faith holding her together begins to unravel. In her third novel, acclaimed author Sara Zarr examines the coexistence of affliction and hope, and what happens when everything you thought you believed--about God, your family, and yourself--is transformed.
One Eye Laughing, The Other Weeping: The Diary Of Julie Weiss, Vienna, Austria To New York, 1938 (Dear America)by Barry Denenberg
For the first time, a Dear America story is being told in two parts -- complete in one volume! Julie Weiss's world is suddenly torn apart by a war that will forever change the face of humanity. Her life as a privileged Jewish girl quickly becomes one of humiliation and terror. In part two, Julie has left Nazi Austria for New York, where she begins a new life with her extended family who she has never met.
Ned knows he is forbidden to touch the rifle but he shoots at a dark shadow anyway. Then a one-eyed cat arrives - did Ned shoot it?
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