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Road Tripping

by Rick Walton Loralee Leavitt

Imagine driving down an empty road in the middle of nowhere, your spouse asleep in the passenger seat, kids fighting in the back, two more hours to the next hotel you hope has a vacancy, you're struggling to keep your eyes open, and you can't remember the last time you ate. Just thinking about this would make even the most resilient parents second-guess the idea of taking their children on a long road trip. Is it really worth the trouble? The truth is, any family can take a long road trip. All it takes is preparation, time behind the wheel, and determination to keep your family's spirits up, no matter the situation. In Road Tripping: A Parent's Guide to Planning and Surviving the Annual Car Trip, authors Loralee Leavitt and Rick Walton take you step-by-step through what you need to know to survive any situation as a family on the road. Not only do they help you decide what to pack, but they also provide resources on where to go, what to do, and how to get the best discounts. They even give tips for single parents who want to spend some quality time with their children, but aren't sure if they could do it alone. So don't let that open road scare you. Take time to prepare, pack up the kids, and start out on your next, fun-filled adventure.

Virtues of Thought

by Aryeh Kosman

Virtues of Thought is an excursion through interconnecting philosophical topics in Plato and Aristotle, under the expert guidance of Aryeh Kosman. Exploring what these two foundational figures have to say about the nature of human awareness and understanding, Kosman concludes that ultimately the virtues of thought are to be found in the joys and satisfactions that come from thinking philosophically, whether we engage in it ourselves or witness others' participation. Kosman examines Aristotle's complex understanding of the role that reason plays in practical choice and moral deliberation, and the specific forms of thinking that are involved in explaining the world and making it intelligible to ourselves and others. Critical issues of consciousness and the connection between thinking and acting in Aristotle's philosophical psychology lead to a discussion of the importance of emotion in his theory of virtue. Theories of perception and cognition are highlighted in works such as Aristotle's Posterior Analytics. When his focus turns to Plato, Kosman gives original accounts of several dialogues concerning Plato's treatment of love, self-knowledge, justice, and the complex virtue known as sophrosyne in such texts as Charmides and the Republic. Bringing together in a single volume previously unpublished essays along with classics in the field, Virtues of Thought makes a significant contribution to our study of ancient Greek philosophy.

South Village Singles Collection

by Jill Shalvis

Sweet, Sassy Singles!From New York Times bestselling author Jill Shalvis comes a trilogy about friends who make a vow of singlehood in a hip, vibrant yet quaint suburb of Los Angeles. In SOUTH VILLAGE SINGLES, three strong, independent women decide they don't need a man in their lives-but you can never plan when that special one will come along. Quirky dessert caterer Suzanne Carter is definitely cursed in love, so when Ryan Alondo, a man who is her polar opposite, shows up, there's no problem resisting him. Until she remembers that opposites attract! Dr. Nicole Mann's work as a surgeon consumes her whole world. But then architect Ty O'Grady and his sexy Irish accent lead Nicole to prescribe herself an intense-and temporary-round of seduction! Taylor Wellington doesn't do relationships. However, she does do flings-steamy affairs that burn hot...and brief. And her sexy new contractor, Thomas "Mac" Mackenzie, has her thinking about burning up some sheets. Problem is, now that she's got him right where she wants him, she can't seem to stop playing with fire. Read Roughing It With Ryan, Tangling With Ty, and Messing With Mac for romances full of sexy, sassy fun!

Finance & Development

by International Monetary Fund

A report from the International Monetary Fund.

La réforme des subventions à l'énergie: Enseignements et conséquences

by International Monetary Fund

A report from the International Monetary Fund.

Matter Comes in All Shapes

by Amy S. Hansen Kristi Lew

This book introduces matter in its different forms with examples that make it fun and interesting for children.

The Chain

by Anne Schraff

Catie, who generally doesn't believe in chain letters-- a common superstition--throws away one such letter and bad things start happening around her.

Running into Darkness

by Anne Schraff

Gia - Amy's rebellious younger sister, runs away to a dangerous part of town. Amy and her boyfriend together set out to save Gia.

Not a Genuine Black Man: Or, How I Claimed My Piece of Ground in the Lily-White Suburbs

by Brian Copeland

When Brian Copeland's family moved from Oakland to San Leandro, California, hoping for a better life, he had to undergo tragic difficulties of being black in a white world as a child.

Sparrow's Treasure

by Anne Schraff

Mr. Whelan and Rachel are on a 'treasure' hunt that brings not only joy but also unexpected risks.

Writing for Academic Journals

by Murray

Writing for publication is a daunting and time-consuming task for many academics. And yet the pressure for academics to publish has never been greater. This book demystifies the process of writing academic papers, showing readers what good papers look like and how they can be written. Offering a research-informed understanding of the contemporary challenges of writing for publication, this book gives practical advice for overcoming common obstacles such as finding a topic, targeting journals, and finding the time to write. The author offers a range of helpful writing strategies, making this an invaluable handbook for academics at all stages of their career, from doctoral students to early career researchers and even experienced academics. The third edition has been comprehensively updated to reflect the changing landscape of academic writing, including the most recent research and theory on writing across the disciplines. Drawing on her extensive experience of running writing workshops and working closely with academics on developing writing, Rowena Murray offers practical and tested strategies for good academic writing. New to the third edition: Advice on how to use social media to promote your publications More examples from different disciplines and journals More advice on how to tackle writer's block Extended end-of-chapter checklists New evidence that these strategies really work!

In Our Own Words: Student Writers at Work

by Rebecca Mlynarczyk Steven B. Haber

In Our Own Words takes the unique approach of using student writing as a resource for writing instruction and idea development.

Hollywood Babylon: The Legendary Underground Classic of Hollywood's Darkest and Best Kept Secrets

by Kenneth Anger

WHITE ELEPHANTS--the God of Hollywood wanted white elephants, and white elephants he got--eight of 'em, plaster mammoths perched on mega-mushroom pedestals, lording it over the colossal court of Belshazzar, the pasteboard Babylon built beside the dusty tin-lizzie trail called Sunset Boulevard.

Energy Makes Things Happen (Let's-Read-and-Find-Out Science)

by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley Paul Meisel

Simple language and humorous illustrations show how energy comes originally from the sun and can be transferred from one thing to another.

Questionnaires in Second Language Research: Construction, Administration, and Processing

by Zoltan Dornyei Tatsuya Taguchi

Questionnaires in Second Language Research: Construction, Administration, and Processing is the first guide in the second language field devoted to the question of how to produce and use questionnaires as reliable and valid research instruments. It offers a thorough overview of the theory of questionnaire design, administration, and processing, made accessible by concrete, real-life second language research applications. This Second Edition features a new chapter on how an actual scientific instrument was developed using the theoretical guidelines in the book, and new sections on translating questionnaires and collecting survey data on the Internet. Researchers and students in second language studies, applied linguistics, and TESOL programs will find this book invaluable, and it can also be used as a textbook for courses in quantitative research methodology and survey research in linguistics, psychology, and education departments.

How to Write a Thesis

by Rowena Murray

"This book has become a trusted resource for students from a wide range of disciplinary backgrounds. Not only does it take you through the steps and stages of thesis writing,but more importantly, it offers rich advice and support that helps build confidence,sets up effective writing habits and generates a positive orientation towards thecomplex task of thesis writing. " Professor Sarah Moore, Associate Vice President Academic,University of Limerick, Ireland "I've found Rowena's shrewd and insightful suggestions for writing helpful, not onlyfor others but also for me. " Peter Elbow, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, USA "This book is a brilliant resource for all doctoral students to help guide them through the completion of their doctoral thesis. The book develops students' confidence and motivates them to start the writing process. " Emma Jackson,Second Year PhD Student, University of Worcester, UK Providing down-to-earth guidance to help students shape their theses, Rowena Murray offers valuable advice and practical tips and techniques. Useful summaries and checklists help students to stay on track or regain their way. Moving beyond the basics of thesis writing, the book introduces practical writing techniques such as freewriting, generative writing and binge writing. Issues such as working out the criteria for your thesis, writer's block, writing a literature review and making notes into a draft are also covered. New to this edition: New introduction by students - 'How I used this book' Update on doctoral skills set and Training Needs Analysis Extended treatment of plagiarism - and how to avoid it Expanded section on students' well-being Learning outcomes for each chapter

Our Government in Action

by William Lefkowitz Richard Uhlich

Helps readers understand how the U.S Government works and how they can take part in the work it does.

Familiar Trees of North America: Eastern Region (Audubon Society Pocket Guides)

by National Audubon Society Staff

Trees are our largest and most conspicuous plants, a dominant part of nearly every landscape. Learning to identify trees will not only add to your appreciation of the American countryside, but will also serve as a good introduction to other aspects of nature, since trees usually have a great influence on the kinds of birds, wildflowers, mammals, and other wildlife in an area.

Everything Is Matter

by David Bauer

In this book children are introduced to the concept of matter, its three forms, and how one form can change into another.

Energy in Motion

by Melissa Stewart

This is a science book meant for children and introduces energy through motion using common objects around us.

Gravity Is a Mystery

by Franklyn M. Branley

Book discusses gravity--its laws, its differing levels on different planets, interesting facts and an experiment.

Matter: See It, Touch It, Taste It, Smell It

by Darlene R. Stille

The book describes matter and its different states --solids, liquids, and gases--with experiments.

Boy of Their Dreams

by Eleanor Robins

The students of Carter High - a diverse group of teens from variety of backgrounds - go through a typical high school dilemma.

Tales For Very Picky Eaters

by Josh Schneider

2012 Winner of the Theodor Seuss Geisel Award! James is a very picky eater. His dad has to get creative--very creative--in order to get James to eat foods he thinks he doesn't like. He presents James with a series of outlandish scenarios packed with fanciful and gross kid-friendly details--like pre-chewed gum as an alternative to broccoli and lumpy oatmeal that grows so big it eats the dog--in an effort to get James to eat. But it is eventually James himself who discovers that some foods are not so bad, after all, if you're willing to give them a try. This irreverently hilarious early reader, illustrated in full color, explores a universal point of contention between parent and child in a playful, satisfying way.

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