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Exploring The Dimensions Of Human Sexuality

by Clint E. Bruess Jerrold S. Greenberg Sara B. Oswalt

Fully revised and updated with the latest statistics and developments in the field, the Sixth Edition of Exploring the Dimensions of Human Sexuality presents all aspects of human sexuality and explores how it affects personality, development, and decision making. Using a student-friendly interpersonal approach, the text discusses contemporary concepts as well as controversial topics in a sensitive manner, and covers the physiological, biological, psychological, spiritual, and cultural dimensions of human sexuality. Exploring the Dimensions of Human Sexuality is an essential text for teaching sexuality and provides an integrated view of human sexuality that encourages students to pursue positive decisions, sexual health, and a lifetime of wellness.

Aru Shah and the City of Gold (Pandava #4)

by Roshani Chokshi

Aru Shah and her sisters--including one who also claims to be the Sleeper's daughter--must find their mentors Hanuman and Urvashi in Lanka, the city of gold, before war breaks out between the devas and asuras. <p><p> Aru has just made a wish on the tree of wishes, but she can't remember what it was. She's pretty sure she didn't wish for a new sister, one who looks strangely familiar and claims to be the Sleeper's daughter, like her. <p><p> Aru also isn't sure she still wants to fight on behalf of the devas in the war against the Sleeper and his demon army. The gods have been too devious up to now. Case in point: Kubera, ruler of the city of gold, promises to give the Pandavas two powerful weapons, but only if they win his trials. If they lose, they won't stand a chance against the Sleeper's troops, which will soon march on Lanka to take over the Otherworld. <p><p> Aru's biggest question, though, is why every adult she has loved and trusted so far has failed her. Will she come to peace with what they've done before she has to wage the battle of her life? <p><p> Filled with wondrous magic, unforgettable creatures, manipulative gods, and laugh-out-loud dialogue, this fourth book in the Pandava series, a fantasy adventure loosely based on mythology, will leave readers wishing they could read the finale right now.

Lord Jesus Christ: Devotion to Jesus in Earliest Christianity

by Larry W. Hurtado

This outstanding book provides an in-depth historical study of the place of Jesus in the religious life, beliefs, and worship of Christians from the beginnings of the Christian movement down to the late second century. <p><p> Lord Jesus Christ is a monumental work on earliest Christian devotion to Jesus, sure to replace Wilhelm Bousset’s Kyrios Christos (1913) as the standard work on the subject. Larry Hurtado, widely respected for his previous contributions to the study of the New Testament and Christian origins, offers the best view to date of how the first Christians saw and reverenced Jesus as divine. In assembling this compelling picture, Hurtado draws on a wide body of ancient sources, from Scripture and the writings of such figures as Ignatius of Antioch and Justin to apocryphal texts such as the Gospel of Thomas and the Gospel of Truth. <p><p> Hurtado considers such themes as early beliefs about Jesus’ divine status and significance, but he also explores telling devotional practices of the time, including prayer and worship, the use of Jesus’ name in exorcism, baptism and healing, ritual invocation of Jesus as “Lord,” martyrdom, and lesser-known phenomena such as prayer postures and the curious scribal practice known today as the nomina sacra. <p><p> The revealing portrait that emerges from Hurtado’s comprehensive study yields definitive answers to questions like these: How important was this formative period to later Christian tradition? When did the divinization of Jesus first occur? Was early Christianity influenced by neighboring religions? How did the idea of Jesus’ divinity change old views of God? And why did the powerful dynamics of early beliefs and practices encourage people to make the costly move of becoming a Christian? <p><p> Boasting an unprecedented breadth and depth of coverage — the book speaks authoritatively on everything from early Christian history to themes in biblical studies to New Testament Christology — Hurtado’s Lord Jesus Christ is at once significant enough that a wide range of scholars will want to read it and accessible enough that general readers interested at all in Christian origins will also profit greatly from it.

The Color of Beauty: The Life and Work of New York Fashion Icon Ophelia Devore

by Audrey Smaltz

Ophelia DeVore boldly overcame tragedy and hardship to become the first black model in the United States of America. She possessed grace, finesse, intelligence, natural beauty, and courage. Being the first black graduate of the Vogue Modeling School, she eventually became a powerful business mogul, an exuberant entrepreneur, and a respected leader in her field. Her story is unique because she redefined “beauty” in America. Throughout her life, she sought to prove to the world beauty could be found in every shade of color. <p><p> The Ophelia DeVore Charm School and Grace Del Marco Modeling Agency served as a strong foundation for notables including Diahann Carroll, Richard Roundtree, Trudy Haynes, Helen Williams, Cicely Tyson, Susan Taylor, Audrey Smaltz and many more. She regularly worked with fashion icons such as Christian Dior, Ralph Lauren, and Ceil Chapman. In a personal letter written on July 17, 1967, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., thanked DeVore for being a part of “the great democratic crusade of our era.” Her inspirational story will move you to believe in yourself and achieve your dreams.

Muslims In America: A Short History

by Edward E. Curtis IV

Muslims are neither new nor foreign to the United States. They have been a vital presence in North America since the 16th century. Muslims in America unearths their history, documenting the lives of African, Middle Eastern, South Asian, European, black, white, Hispanic and other Americans who have been followers of Islam. <p><p> The book begins with the tale of Job Ben Solomon, a 18th century African American Muslim slave, and goes on to chart the stories of sodbusters in North Dakota, African American converts to Islam in the 1920s, Muslim barkeepers in Toledo, the post-1965 wave of professional immigrants from Asia and Africa, and Muslim Americans after 9/11. The book reveals the richness of Sunni, Shi'a, Sufi and other forms of Islamic theology, ethics, and rituals in the United States by illustrating the way Islamic faith has been imagined and practiced in the everyday lives of individuals. <p><p> Muslims in America recovers the place of Muslims in the larger American story, too. Showing how Muslim American men and women participated in each era of U.S. history, the book explores how they have both shaped and have been shaped by larger historical trends such as the abolition movement, Gilded Age immigration, the Great Migration of African Americans, urbanization, religious revivalism, the feminist movement, and the current war on terror. It also shows how, from the very beginning of American history, Muslim Americans have been at once a part of their local communities, their nation, and the worldwide community of Muslims. <p><p> The first single-author history of Muslims in America from colonial times to the present, this book fills a huge gap and provides invaluable background on one of the most poorly understood groups in the United States. <p><p> Religion in American Life explores the evolution, character, and dynamic of organized religion in America from 1500 to the present day. Written by distinguished historians of religion, these books weave together the varying stories that compose the religious fabric of the United States, from Puritanism to alternative religious practices. Primary source material coupled with handsome illustrations and lucid text make these books essential in any exploration of America's diverse nature. Each book includes a chronology, suggestions for further reading, and an index.

The Genius of Ancient Man: Evolutions Nightmare

by Don Landis Jackson Hole Bible College

Evidences and commonalities explored from ancient man around the globe! <p><p> Why structures echoing the Tower of Babel have been recreated on almost every continent and major culture. What artifacts and archaeology, technology and innovation, really reveal about the origin of mankind. Why many biblical symbols (rainbows, human sacrifice, mountains, the Son/ sun worship) were, and continue to be, distorted in pagan religious practices. What the historical record reveals about Satan’s “counterfeit” of God’s plan for humanity. <p><p> All over the world there are similar findings of ancient religions, cities and towers, world travel, advanced astronomy, and civilized government. Over the course of two years, a team of researchers from Jackson Hole Bible College has worked to bring together the different pieces of the convoluted mystery and history of ancient man. <p><p> Hours of researching, trips to various sites around North and Central America, visits to museums, and meetings with experts have provided the team with an overwhelming amount of evidence for the intelligence of these early innovators. A jumble of anomalies and magnificent structures continue to confound archaeology and anthropology today, yet as the dots are connected, one finds history as described in the biblical record.

Web Scalability for Startup Engineers

by Artur Ejsmont

This is an invaluable roadmap for meeting the rapid demand to deliver scalable applications in a startup environment. With a focus on core concepts and best practices rather than on individual languages, platforms, or technologies, Web Scalability for Startup Engineers describes how infrastructure and software architecture work together to support a scalable environment. <p><p> You’ll learn, step by step, how scalable systems work and how to solve common challenges. Helpful diagrams are included throughout, and real-world examples illustrate the concepts presented. Even if you have limited time and resources, you can successfully develop and deliver robust, scalable web applications with help from this practical guide. <p><p> Learn the key principles of good software design required for scalable systems Build the front-end layer to sustain the highest levels of concurrency and request rates Design and develop web services, including REST-ful APIs; Enable a horizontally scalable data layer Implement caching best practices; Leverage asynchronous processing, messaging, and event-driven architecture; Structure, index, and store data for optimized search; Explore other aspects of scalability, such as automation, project management, and agile teams.

The Utah Journey

by Gibbs Smith Education

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SRA Open Court Reading, Grade 2, Student Anthology, Book 2

by Carl Bereiter Joe Campione Andrew Biemiller

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SRA Open Court Reading, Grade 2, Student Anthology, Book 1

by Carl Bereiter Joe Campione Andrew Biemiller

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Interactive Science, Grade 8, Middle School

by Michael J. Padilla Don Buckley Zipporah Miller

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History Alive! World Connections

by Alex White

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Florida Physical Science

by Dinah Zike Marilyn Thompson Charles William McLaughlin

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Introduction to Theatre Arts: A 36-Week Action Handbook

by Suzi Zimmerman

At last! A student-friendly, teacher-friendly workbook with study units for a full year of classroom drama activities. <p><p> The entire spectrum of theatre is covered in ten sections: 1. Getting Started, 2. Evaluation, 3. Scene Work, 4. Acting, 5. Characterization, 6. Publicity and Other Production Business, 7. Play Production, 8. Theatre History, 9. Games and Improvisation, 10. Planning for the Future. All units are complete with detailed instructions, examples, working forms, and photo illustrations. Students will learn all the basics of theatre history, play production, performing, and finding a career in theatre. This instructional program is classroom-tested and designed to fit the budgetary considerations of schools.

Modern Residential Wiring: 2020 NEC

by Harvey N. Holzman

Modern Residential Wiring presents the latest electrical wiring installation and repair practices in accordance with the National Electrical Code® (NEC). Essential information regarding safety, electrical theory, tools, and electrical systems is explained using clear and simple language. A special math section reviews the math skills needed by electricians. <p><p> Content corresponds to the 2020 NEC®, and text features help familiarize students with the use of national and local codes for reference. This edition includes updated pedagogy to assess learning at three cognitive levels. Step-by-step procedures, along with detailed images, make the most complicated tasks easy to understand.

Glaciers of the Himalayas: Climate Change, Black Carbon, and Regional Resilience (South Asia Development Forum)

by Muthukumara Mani

Melting glaciers and the loss of seasonal snow pose significant risks to the stability of water resources in South Asia. The 55,000 glaciers in the Himalaya, Karakoram, and Hindu Kush (HKHK) mountain ranges store more freshwater than any region outside of the North and South Poles. Their ice reserves feed into three major river basins in South Asia—the Indus, Ganges, and Brahmaputra—that are home to 750 million people. One major regional driver of the accelerating glacier melt is climate change, which is altering the patterns of temperature and precipitation. A second driver may be deposits of anthropogenic black carbon (BC), which increase the glaciers’ absorption of solar radiation and raise air temperatures. BC is generated by human activity both inside and outside of South Asia, and policy actions taken by the South Asian countries themselves may meaningfully reduce it. Glaciers of the Himalayas: Climate Change, Black Carbon, and Regional Resilience investigates the extent to which the BC reduction policies of South Asian countries may affect glacier formation and melt within the context of a changing global climate. It assesses the relative impact of each source of black carbon on snow and glacier dynamics. The authors simulate how BC emissions interact with projected climate scenarios. They also estimate the extent to which these glacial processes affect water resources in downstream areas of these river basins and present scenarios until 2040. Their policy recommendations include the following: Full implementation of current BC emissions policies can significantly reduce BC deposition in the region; additional reductions can be realized by enacting and implementing new policies that are economically and technically feasible. Improving the efficiency of brick kilns could be key to managing BC, and modest up-front investments could pay off quickly. Cleaner cookstoves and cleaner fuels can help to reduce BC and improve local air quality. Improving institutions for basin-based water management and using price signals are essential elements of more efficient water management. Careful management of hydropower and storage resources will require developers to factor in changing water flows and consider planning for large storage projects to stabilize water availability. Regional cooperation and the exchange of information can be an effective transboundary solution, helping countries to manage glaciers and related natural assets collaboratively. New policies are needed to reverse trends like the melting of glaciers. Success will require an active, agile cooperation between researchers and policy makers. To support an open dialogue, the model developed and used in this book is an open-source, state-of-the-art model that is available for others to use and improve on.

Introduction to Theatre Arts 2: An Action Handbook for Drama Students

by Suzi Zimmerman

Those who have already discovered the ease of teaching Theatre Arts with Suzi Zimmerman's first textbook will be thrilled to learn she has come out with this sequel! <p><p> This action handbook takes all the outstanding components you loved in the first book and applies it to seven new sections: 1. Theatre for Life s Lessons, 2. Movement Theatre for the Eyes, 3. Voice Theatre for the Ears, 4. Skill-Building Activities Theatre Projects, Mini-Units and Self-Guided Lessons, 5. Understanding and Writing Scripts, 6. Theatre Behind the Scenes, and 7. Production 101. Theory combined with hands-on is the style of every chapter. This series has been classroom-tested to fit the budgetary considerations of all schools.

Informal Governance in the European Union: How Governments Make International Organizations Work

by Mareike Kleine

The European Union is the world’s most advanced international organization, presiding over a level of legal and economic integration unmatched in global politics. To explain this achievement, many observers point to its formal rules that entail strong obligations and delegate substantial power to supranational actors such as the European Commission. This legalistic view, Mareike Kleine contends, is misleading. More often than not, governments and bureaucrats informally depart from the formal rules and thereby contradict their very purpose. Behind the EU’s front of formal rules lies a thick network of informal governance practices.If not the EU’s rules, what accounts for the high level of economic integration among its members? How does the EU really work? In answering these questions, Kleine proposes a new way of thinking about international organizations. Informal governance affords governments the flexibility to resolve conflicts that adherence to EU rules may generate at the domestic level. By dispersing the costs that integration may impose on individual groups, it allows governments to keep domestic interests aligned in favor of European integration. The combination of formal rules and informal governance therefore sustains a level of cooperation that neither regime alone permits, and it reduces the EU’s democratic deficit by including those interests into deliberations that are most immediately affected by its decisions. In illustrating informal norms and testing how they work, Kleine provides the first systematic analysis, based on new material from national and European archives and other primary data, of the parallel development of the formal rules and informal norms that have governed the EU from the 1958 Treaty of Rome until today.

Willa of Dark Hollow (Willa of the Wood #2)

by Robert Beatty

NOTE: Willa of Dark Hollow is a stand-alone story that does not require reading any of the author's previous books. <p><p> Plunge into an exciting story of history, mystery, & magic from the best-selling author of the Serafina series. Loved by adults and young readers alike, Kirkus Reviews has awarded Dark Hollow the prestigious Kirkus Star, calling it "a captivating, stirring tale of family and friendship." <p><p> The Great Smoky Mountains. 1901. Willa and her clan are the last of the Faeran, an ancient race of forest people who have lived in the mountains for as long as the trees have grown there. But as crews of newly arrived humans start cutting down great swaths of the forest she loves, Willa is helpless to stop them. How can she fight the destroyers of the forest and their powerful machines? When Willa discovers a mysterious dark hollow filled with strange and beautiful creatures, she comes to realize that it contains a terrifying force. Is unleashing these dangerous spirits the key to stopping the loggers? Willa must find a way to save the people and animals she loves and take a stand against an all-consuming darkness that threatens to destroy her world.

Dude Perfect 101: Tricks, Tips, and Cool Stuff

by Travis Thrasher Dude Perfect

You may know Dude Perfect from their mind-blowing, world record-breaking, viral trick shot videos and hilarious Overtime videos! NOW, with the guys’ new, massive, photo-intensive book Dude Perfect 101 Tricks, Tips, and Cool Stuff, you’ll experience a behind-the-scenes look at their stunts and their personal lives, PLUS step-by-step instructions so you can attempt their tricks at home! <p><p> At Dude Perfect, we do everything we can to bring families closer together, and that’s why we’re excited to share this book with you. Follow our step-by-step instructions to have your own Dude Perfect–style fun! <p><p> Tweens and teens, ages 8 to 12, will enjoy complete panda-monium with this in-depth look at Dude Perfect: five guys who are kickin' it, throwin' it, tossin' it, and shootin' it for more than 55 million YouTube subscribers and more than twelve billion views. <p><p> With an oversize format and fun, informative graphics, Dude Perfect 101 Tricks, Tips, and Cool Stuff includes . . . <p><p> Step-by-step instructions to perform your own real life trick shots using everyday objects. A behind-the-scenes view of those hilarious Overtime videos and extreme sports moments. Dude Perfect teaching about what a blast patience, perseverance, teamwork, friendship, and faith can be. <p><p> Fun science facts behind the seemingly impossible tricks—because really, how did they do that?! Infographics with "No way!" truths from the inspirational to the absurd. <p><p> A deeper look into each Dude's personal life, including stats, favorite stunts, and insights. Each trick in Dude Perfect 101 Tricks, Tips, and Cool Stuff is the perfect combination of challenging and doable to keep your young reader off-screen for hours. This interactive book is a great gift for birthdays, Easter baskets, holiday gift giving, or just because. <p><p> Whether your own trickster wants to perform solo, challenge a friend, or host a family date night, this visually engaging book is a slam dunk for anyone who is young at heart.

English Translation and Classical Reception: Towards a New Literary History (Classical Receptions)

by Stuart Gillespie

English Translation and Classical Reception is the first genuine cross-disciplinary study bringing English literary history to bear on questions about the reception of classical literary texts, and vice versa. The text draws on the author’s exhaustive knowledge of the subject from the early Renaissance to the present. The first book-length study of English translation as a topic in classical reception Draws on the author’s exhaustive knowledge of English literary translation from the early Renaissance to the present Argues for a remapping of English literary history which would take proper account of the currently neglected history of classical translation, from Chaucer to the present Offers a widely ranging chronological analysis of English translation from ancient literatures Previously little-known, unknown, and sometimes suppressed translated texts are recovered from manuscripts and explored in terms of their implications for English literary history and for the interpretation of classical literature

Data Science Projects with Python: A case study approach to gaining valuable insights from real data with machine learning, 2nd Edition

by Stephen Klosterman

Gain hands-on experience of Python programming with industry-standard machine learning techniques using pandas, scikit-learn, and XGBoostKey FeaturesThink critically about data and use it to form and test a hypothesisChoose an appropriate machine learning model and train it on your dataCommunicate data-driven insights with confidence and clarityBook DescriptionIf data is the new oil, then machine learning is the drill. As companies gain access to ever-increasing quantities of raw data, the ability to deliver state-of-the-art predictive models that support business decision-making becomes more and more valuable.In this book, you'll work on an end-to-end project based around a realistic data set and split up into bite-sized practical exercises. This creates a case-study approach that simulates the working conditions you'll experience in real-world data science projects.You'll learn how to use key Python packages, including pandas, Matplotlib, and scikit-learn, and master the process of data exploration and data processing, before moving on to fitting, evaluating, and tuning algorithms such as regularized logistic regression and random forest.Now in its second edition, this book will take you through the end-to-end process of exploring data and delivering machine learning models. Updated for 2021, this edition includes brand new content on XGBoost, SHAP values, algorithmic fairness, and the ethical concerns of deploying a model in the real world.By the end of this data science book, you'll have the skills, understanding, and confidence to build your own machine learning models and gain insights from real data.What you will learnLoad, explore, and process data using the pandas Python packageUse Matplotlib to create compelling data visualizationsImplement predictive machine learning models with scikit-learnUse lasso and ridge regression to reduce model overfittingEvaluate random forest and logistic regression model performanceDeliver business insights by presenting clear, convincing conclusionsWho this book is forData Science Projects with Python – Second Edition is for anyone who wants to get started with data science and machine learning. If you're keen to advance your career by using data analysis and predictive modeling to generate business insights, then this book is the perfect place to begin. To quickly grasp the concepts covered, it is recommended that you have basic experience of programming with Python or another similar language, and a general interest in statistics.

El mapa del tiempo: una novela (Atria Espanol)

by Felix J Palma

El aclamado bestseller del New York Times, ambientado en el Londres victoriano de 1896 y poblado de personajes literarios tanto reales como imaginarios. El mapa del tiempo propone al lector un triple juego de historias entrelazadas, en las que un escéptico H. G. Wells es contratado para investigar los incidentes de supuestos viajes en el tiempo ofrecidos por la empresa de Viajes Temporales Murray y salvar a un aristócrata enamorado de una prostituta asesinada mucho tiempo atrás; a una mujer empeñada en huir de las restricciones de la sociedad victoriana; y a su propia esposa, que puede haberse convertido en una pieza clave en una trama de la cuarta dimensión para asesinar a los autores de Drácula, La máquina del tiempo, y La guerra de los mundos, con el fin de cambiar sus identidades y robarles sus creaciones. ¿Pero qué pasa si cambiamos la historia? Combinando personajes ficticios con reales, Félix J. Palma teje una fantasía histórica tan imaginativa como emocionante, una historia llena de amor y aventuras que también rinde homenaje a las raíces de la ciencia ficción mientras transporta a sus lectores al Londres victoriano en su propio viaje en el tiempo.

Building Thinking Classrooms in Mathematics, Grades K-12: 14 Teaching Practices for Enhancing Learning (Corwin Mathematics Series)

by Peter Liljedahl

A thinking student is an engaged student Sparked by observing teachers struggle to implement rich mathematics tasks to engage students in deep thinking, Peter Liljedahl has translated his 15 years of research into this practical guide on how to move toward a thinking classroom. Building Thinking Classrooms in Mathematics, Grades K-12 helps teachers implement 14 optimal practices for thinking that create an ideal setting for deep mathematics learning to occur. This guide Provides the what, why, and how of each practice Includes firsthand accounts of how these practices foster thinking Offers a plethora of macro moves, micro moves, and rich tasks to get started

Building Thinking Classrooms in Mathematics, Grades K-12: 14 Teaching Practices for Enhancing Learning (Corwin Mathematics Series)

by Peter Liljedahl

A thinking student is an engaged student Sparked by observing teachers struggle to implement rich mathematics tasks to engage students in deep thinking, Peter Liljedahl has translated his 15 years of research into this practical guide on how to move toward a thinking classroom. Building Thinking Classrooms in Mathematics, Grades K-12 helps teachers implement 14 optimal practices for thinking that create an ideal setting for deep mathematics learning to occur. This guide Provides the what, why, and how of each practice Includes firsthand accounts of how these practices foster thinking Offers a plethora of macro moves, micro moves, and rich tasks to get started

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