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Challenges and Strategies in Teaching Linear Algebra

by Sepideh Stewart Christine Andrews-Larson Avi Berman Michelle Zandieh

This book originated from a Discussion Group (Teaching Linear Algebra) that was held at the 13th International Conference on Mathematics Education (ICME-13). The aim was to consider and highlight current efforts regarding research and instruction on teaching and learning linear algebra from around the world, and to spark new collaborations. As the outcome of the two-day discussion at ICME-13, this book focuses on the pedagogy of linear algebra with a particular emphasis on tasks that are productive for learning. The main themes addressed include: theoretical perspectives on the teaching and learning of linear algebra; empirical analyses related to learning particular content in linear algebra; the use of technology and dynamic geometry software; and pedagogical discussions of challenging linear algebra tasks. Drawing on the expertise of mathematics education researchers and research mathematicians with experience in teaching linear algebra, this book gathers work from nine countries: Austria, Germany, Israel, Ireland, Mexico, Slovenia, Turkey, the USA and Zimbabwe.

An Introduction to Finite Tight Frames

by Shayne F. Waldron

This textbook is an introduction to the theory and applications of finite tight frames, an area that has developed rapidly in the last decade. Stimulating much of this growth are the applications of finite frames to diverse fields such as signal processing, quantum information theory, multivariate orthogonal polynomials, and remote sensing. Featuring exercises and MATLAB examples in each chapter, the book is well suited as a textbook for a graduate course or seminar involving finite frames. The self-contained, user-friendly presentation also makes the work useful as a self-study resource or reference for graduate students, instructors, researchers, and practitioners in pure and applied mathematics, engineering, mathematical physics, and signal processing.

Exilio (En los ojos de Van Gogh #Volumen 2)

by Betzacosta

En esta segunda entrega de la serie «En los ojos de Van Gogh», iniciada con Delirio, la protagonista tendrá la oportunidad de resarcir sus errores y que nadie dude que hará lo que sea para lograrlo, aunque tenga que demoler todo lo que ha construido. «Cuando estés completamente sola, en ese momento sabrás lo que es sufrir de verdad». Esas fatídicas palabras seguían atormentando a Samantha Heller, años después de haber sido pronunciadas por el amor de su vida, cuando por culpa de sus acciones, lo perdió todo: familia, hogar, e incluso el sueño por el que había estado trabajando toda su vida, ser una artista reconocida. Cuatro años atrás, Oliver había intentado ser el arquitecto de su propia vida, cambiando un objetivo impuesto, por otro anhelado. ¿El resultado? Ahora, ya lejos de Samantha, por fin tiene todo aquello por lo que alguna vez ha luchado: es el director general de Constructoras Aldrich-Millicent. Al conseguirlo, mostró cuánto valía a su abuelo Oliver Mayor. ¿Por qué boicotear entonces una vida ya resuelta? Es lo que descubrirán Oliver y Samantha en el trayecto de esta novela, cuando ambos, -en un país en donde ninguno se siente en casa- por amor o deseo, deciden convertirse en lo que siempre odiaron. Porque los expatriados no solo pierden su hogar, sino también parte de su identidad. Los lectores han dicho sobre Delirio:«Este libro es un maravilloso descubrimiento. Aún tengo resaca literaria después de leerlo. Muchas emociones, qué intensidad. Que hermosura de personajes, complicados, grises, perfectos en su manera. [...] Una gran historia y ya estoy ansiosa de leer la segunda parte.» «Ya quiero leer Exilio y disfrutar de esos personajes de nuevo. Recomendada 100%.» «Esta historia se escapa de todo cliché. [...] Esperando con ganas la segunda parte.»

Planeta máquina

by Ruth Duval

La ciencia ficción y el amor se unirán para dar lugar a esta magnífica novela de Ruth Duval, autora de Kathleen. Erik y Johana averiguarán que existen enemigos temibles a los cuales deberán hacer frente pues no todos desean que el orden original sea restaurado. El tiempo se agota. Es vital encontrar al último de los Constructores y Erik de Kerr, el mejor buscador Arkonte de su generación, lo ha conseguido. Ha hallado al único descendiente de la mítica raza que fundó su civilización, aquel que tiene la clave para detener el colapso de su mundo. Su misión es llevarlo de vuelta. Lealtad, honor, valor; ese es el credo del intrépido guerrero y nada conseguirá apartarlo de su cometido. Aunque para ello tenga que hacer frente a temibles enemigos, pues no todos desean que el orden original sea restablecido. Mientras tanto, en el área de urgencias del Hospital Saint James, Johana inicia su jornada laboral convencida de que va a ser un día como cualquier otro... pero se equivoca. Erik se cruzará en su camino y nada volverá a ser lo mismo.

Sin compromiso

by Laimie Scott

Otra divertida, actual y adictiva novela romántica de mano de Laimie Scott, autor de La última lección. En ocasiones no vemos que lo que nos falta ha estado siempre a nuestro lado. Gabriela anda en busca de un nuevo talento para su editorial. Decide acudir a la Feria del Libro de Bolonia en busca de esa nueva figura del romance New Adult: Stefania Lambertti. En Bolonia se reencontrará con Giorgio, compañero de fatigas en la facultad. El propio Giorgio se ha preguntado durante todos estos años el porqué de que entre Gabi y ella no surgiera nunca la chispa del amor, ¿acaso tenían miedo a estropear su relación de amistad? Pero Giorgio trabaja en la competencia que pretende hacerse también con los libros de Stefania Lambertti. Comienza entonces una lucha de intereses por ver quien consigue a la joven promesa de la literatura italiana. Y lo que en un principio fueron buenos gestos, miradas largas y algún que otro escarceo sexual, terminará por desencadenar una batalla en el campo de los negocios que afectará a la relación de ambos. Sin embargo, cuando todo indica que Giorgio va a llevarse el gato al agua, renuncia al logro, porque comprende que hay algo más importante para él que una escritora con futuro.

Destino Elisa (Martina Harper #Volumen 3)

by Ava Cleyton

No te pierdas la última y apasionante entrega de la trilogía «Martina Harper». ¡La aventura definitiva! Nadie es lo que logra, sino lo que supera. Martina Harper sabe que es ahora o nunca. Ha llegado el momento de encararse de frente con Morderska y el resto de sus secuaces al servicio del Mal. De lo contrario, Elisa se perderá para siempre en el abismo de la oscuridad. Mas los designios de Dios y de Satán son tan poderosos que no habrá diligencia ni ciencia humana capaces de prevenirlos ¿Podrá esta vez Martina Harper cambiar el irremediable curso del destino? ¿Y si ya estuviera escrito?

Los condes no se casan con doncellas (Serie Chadwick #Volumen 3)

by Mariam Orazal

Tercera y esperada entrega de la serie «Chadwick» de Mariam Orazal, iniciada con La noble ladrona. Ella creía haber olvidado. Él nunca dejó de buscar. Shein Dereford vuelve a Inglaterra tras pasar casi diez años en el servicio secreto. La guerra ha terminado, pero el conde de Redcliff no puede permitir que los crímenes de su mayor enemigo queden impunes. En su búsqueda de la justicia se reencontrará con la mujer que no ha podido sacarse de la cabeza y que, a pesar de no ser más que una traidora, le robó el corazón. Hannah Lubrele ha conseguido la paz que jamás creyó que pudiera sentir. Vive con una familia que la quiere y la respeta y casi ha conseguido olvidar las calamidades por las que ha pasado por culpa del hombre que la traicionó y que casi la conduce a la muerte. Ahora Hannah tendrá que enfrentarse al pasado y reconocer que no ha sido sincera ni con sus seres queridos ni con su propio corazón. Los lectores han dicho sobre entregas anteriores de la serie:«[...] Enhorabuena Mariam, has conseguido crear una divertida, romántica, entretenida y amena historia que recomiendo al 100%. Te seguiré leyendo. Sin duda, una pluma que no hay que perderse.» «[...] Sin duda llega pisando fuerte y espero que lo haga para quedarse... No veo el momento de volver a leer algo suyo. ¡¡Esperemos que no nos haga esperar mucho!!» «Una serie que te atrapa desde el primer momento. Un argumento muy entretenido. Unos personajes con los que vives cada situación, de los que te enamoras. Muy bien escrita, de lectura ágil, fresca. Mi enhorabuena a la autora. la recomiendo. Me ha encantado.»

Men Among the Ruins: Post-War Reflections of a Radical Traditionalist

by Julius Evola

Julius Evola's masterful overview of the political and social manifestations of our time, the "age of decline" known to the Hindus as the Kali Yuga.• Reveals the occult war that underlies the crises that have become a prevailing feature of modern life.• Includes H. T. Hansen's definitive essay on Evola's political life and theory. Men Among the Ruins is Evola's frontal assault on the predominant materialism of our time and the mirage of progress. For Evola and other proponents of Traditionalism, we are now living in an age of increasing strife and chaos: the Kali Yuga of the Hindus or the Germanic Ragnarok. In such a time, social decadence is so widespread that it appears as a natural component of all political institutions. Evola argues that the crises that dominate the daily lives of our societies are part of a secret occult war to remove the support of spiritual and traditional values in order to turn man into a passive instrument of the powerful. Evola is often regarded as the godfather of contemporary Italian fascism and right-wing radical politics, but attentive examination of the historical record--as provided by H. T. Hanson's definitive introduction--reveals Evola to be a much more complex figure. Though he held extreme right-wing views, he was a fearless critic of the Fascist regime and preferred a caste system based on spirituality and intellect to the biological racism championed by the Nazis. Ultimately, he viewed the forces of history as comprised by two factions: "history's demolition squad" enslaved by blind faith in the future and those individuals whose watchword is Tradition. These latter stand in this world of ruins at a higher level and are capable of letting go of what needs to be abandoned in order that what is truly essential not be compromised.

Introduction to Magic: Rituals and Practical Techniques for the Magus

by Julius Evola The UR Group

The rites, practices, and texts collected by the mysterious UR group for the use of aspiring mages. • Rare Hermetic texts published in English for the first time. • Includes instructions for developing psychic and magical powers. In 1927 Julius Evola and other leading Italian intellectuals formed the mysterious UR group. Their goal: to bring their individual egos into a state of superhuman power and awareness in which they could act "magically" on the world. Their methods: the practice of ancient Tantric and Buddhist rituals and the study of rare Hermetic texts. So successful were they that rumors spread throughout Italy of the group's power, and Mussolini himself became quite fearful of them. Now for the first time in English Introduction to Magic collects the rites, practices, and knowledge of the UR group for the use of aspiring mages. Included in Introduction to Magic are instructions for creating an etheric double, speaking words of power, using fragrances, interacting with entities, and creating a "magical chain." Among the arcane texts translated are the Tibetan teachings of the Thunderbolt Diamond Path, the Mithraic mystery cult's "Grand Papyrus of Paris," and the Greco-Egyptian magical text De Mysteriis. Anyone who has exhausted the possibilities of the mundane world and is ready to take the steps necessary to purify the soul in the light of knowledge and the fire of dedication will find a number of expert mentors here.

The Mystery of the Grail: Initiation and Magic in the Quest for the Spirit

by Julius Evola

In this important study of the meaning of the Grail, one of Europe's greatest esoteric philosophers discloses the pre-Christian and initiatic sources of this symbolic motif that is so central to Western mythology and culture. He demonstrates how the main features of the legend are from an older tradition analogous to the great heroic sagas and cycles of the North, and that the Grail itself is a symbol of initiation. Evola uncovers the hidden meaning in the often surreal adventures of the knights who searched for the Grail, interpreting them as inner experiences and tests for the seeker. He also explores the history of the myth in the Middle Ages, its use by the Knights Templar and the Cathars, its legacy during the decline of the Holy Roman Empire, and its links with Rosicrucianism, alchemy, and Masonry. This excursion into the realm of the Grail throws new light on an endlessly fascinating subject.

The Doctrine of Awakening: The Attainment of Self-Mastery According to the Earliest Buddhist Texts

by Julius Evola

In a probing analysis of the oldest Buddhist texts, Julius Evola places the doctrine of liberation in its original context. The early teachings, he suggests, offer the foremost example of an active spirituality that is opposed to the more passive, modern forms of theistic religions. This sophisticated, highly readable analysis of the theory and practice of Buddhist asceticism, first published in Italian in 1943 , elucidates the central truths of the eightfold path and clears away the later accretions of Buddhist doctrine. Evola describes the techniques for conscious liberation from the world of maya and for achieving the state of transcendence beyond dualistic thinking. Most surprisingly, he argues that the widespread belief in reincarnation is not an original Buddhist tenet. Evola presents actual practices of concentration and visualization, and places them in the larger metaphysical context of the Buddhist model of mind and universe. The Doctrine of the Awakening is a provocative study of the teachings of the Buddha by one of Europe's most stimulating thinkers.

Revolt Against the Modern World: Politics, Religion, and Social Order in the Kali Yuga

by Julius Evola

With unflinching gaze and uncompromising intensity Julius Evola analyzes the spiritual and cultural malaise at the heart of Western civilization and all that passes for progress in the modern world. As a gadfly, Evola spares no one and nothing in his survey of what we have lost and where we are headed. At turns prophetic and provocative, Revolt against the Modern World outlines a profound metaphysics of history and demonstrates how and why we have lost contact with the transcendent dimension of being. The revolt advocated by Evola does not resemble the familiar protests of either liberals or conservatives. His criticisms are not limited to exposing the mindless nature of consumerism, the march of progress, the rise of technocracy, or the dominance of unalloyed individualism, although these and other subjects come under his scrutiny. Rather, he attempts to trace in space and time the remote causes and processes that have exercised corrosive influence on what he considers to be the higher values, ideals, beliefs, and codes of conduct--the world of Tradition--that are at the foundation of Western civilization and described in the myths and sacred literature of the Indo‑Europeans. Agreeing with the Hindu philosophers that history is the movement of huge cycles and that we are now in the Kali Yuga, the age of dissolution and decadence, Evola finds revolt to be the only logical response for those who oppose the materialism and ritualized meaninglessness of life in the twentieth century. Through a sweeping study of the structures, myths, beliefs, and spiritual traditions of the major Western civilizations, the author compares the characteristics of the modern world with those of traditional societies. The domains explored include politics, law, the rise and fall of empires, the history of the Church, the doctrine of the two natures, life and death, social institutions and the caste system, the limits of racial theories, capitalism and communism, relations between the sexes, and the meaning of warriorhood. At every turn Evola challenges the reader’s most cherished assumptions about fundamental aspects of modern life. A controversial scholar, philosopher, and social thinker, JULIUS EVOLA (1898-1974) has only recently become known to more than a handful of English‑speaking readers. An authority on the world’s esoteric traditions, Evola wrote extensively on ancient civilizations and the world of Tradition in both East and West. Other books by Evola published by Inner Traditions include Eros and the Mysteries of Love, The Yoga of Power, The Hermetic Tradition, and The Doctrine of Awakening.

The Hermetic Tradition: Symbols and Teachings of the Royal Art

by Julius Evola

This important survey of alchemical symbols and doctrines sets forth the mysterious worldview and teachings of the practitioners of the "royal art." One of the leading exponents of the Hermetic tradition, Julius Evola demonstrates the singularity of subject matter that lies behind the words of all adepts in all ages, showing how alchemy--often misunderstood as primitive chemistry or a mere template for the Jungian process of "individuation"--is nothing less than a universal secret science of human and natural transformation. First published in 1931 in Italian. This is the first English translation. Draws from a host of sources in the Western esoteric tradition--works on theurgy, magic, and gnosticism from neoplatonic, Arab, and medieval sources.

The Yoga of Power: Tantra, Shakti, and the Secret Way

by Julius Evola

Drawing from original texts on self-mastery, Evola discusses two Hindu movements--Tantrism and Shaktism--which emphasize a path of action to gain power over energies latent within the body.

Eros and the Mysteries of Love: The Metaphysics of Sex

by Julius Evola

A comprehensive work on the metaphysical aspects of sexuality. Julius Evola sheds new light on the mystical and spiritual expression of sexual love. This in-depth study explores the sexual rites of sacred traditions, and shows how religion, mysticism, folklore, and mythology all contain erotic forms in which the deep potentialities of human beings are recognized.

Ride the Tiger: A Survival Manual for the Aristocrats of the Soul

by Joscelyn Godwin Julius Evola Constance Fontana

Julius Evola’s final major work, which examines the prototype of the human being who can give absolute meaning to his or her life in a world of dissolution• Presents a powerful criticism of the idols, structures, theories, and illusions of our modern age• Reveals how to transform destructive processes into inner liberationThe organizations and institutions that, in a traditional civilization and society, would have allowed an individual to realize himself completely, to defend the principal values he recognizes as his own, and to structure his life in a clear and unambiguous way, no longer exist in the contemporary world. Everything that has come to predominate in the modern world is the direct antithesis of the world of Tradition, in which a society is ruled by principles that transcend the merely human and transitory.Ride the Tiger presents an implacable criticism of the idols, structures, theories, and illusions of our dissolute age examined in the light of the inner teachings of indestructible Tradition. Evola identifies the type of human capable of “riding the tiger,” who may transform destructive processes into inner liberation. He offers hope for those who wish to reembrace Traditionalism.

A Schedule of Drugs in the Valley of Death

by Sarah Reith

Isobel Reinhardt is a hot mess. The daughter of a wire-walker turned federal fugitive and a high-end sex worker who likes to call herself a feminist, Isobel has failed decisively at everything she's tried. So she comes to Mendocino County to grow pot for a woman who knows all her family secrets. When she narrowly escapes arrest while delivering pot, Isobel does a quick risk assessment and decides it's time to get a legitimate job. Without a marketable skill set or a well-developed resume, she jumps at the opportunity to be one of two live-in caregivers for a dying German woman. As death and madness converge in a lonely country house at the end of a long dirt road, Isobel realizes the role of ferocity and beauty in her life.

Camwolf

by Jl Merrow

A race to save his lover—by becoming his own worst nightmare. Dr. Nick Sewell has it all. Good friends, a career as a Cambridge academic… and recently, a tendency to turn into a wolf every full moon. When a new student arrives from Germany, Nick is horrified by his visceral attraction to the troubled youth—not to mention his violent jealousy when he sees Julian with another man. He’s floored to find out Julian is a werewolf too. Unlike Nick, Julian has spent his life among other wolves, and in this subject, he’s the teacher and Nick the student. Nick struggles to adjust to this reversal of roles, especially since he’s an alpha and Julian a natural submissive. That dynamic just adds to the attraction smoldering between them, whether they’re in human form or wolf. But Julian’s pack and the abuse he suffered aren’t far behind him. And the pack wants to reclaim him. For Nick to hold on to his lover, he’ll have to come to terms with the violent acts of his past—and embrace the monster within.

The Day I Lost You: A totally gripping psychological thriller

by Alex Sinclair

You only let her go for a second… Now she’s gone.Erika Rice is in an elevator with her four-year-old daughter Alice when all the lights go out. It jerks to a stop on a deserted floor of apartments and the little girl runs out into the corridor. But before Erika can follow her the doors slam shut again. Now her daughter is nowhere to be seen.Erika was about to take Alice away for a fresh start, far from her troubled past, when the child vanished. How could a four-year-old disappear into thin air?And with no one to help her, will Erika ever find her daughter?A gripping and addictive thriller that will have you holding on tight to the ones you love. If you enjoyed Behind Closed Doors, Silent Child and I Let You Go, you won’t want to miss The Day I Lost You!What readers are saying about Alex Sinclair:‘Wowee, what a reveal right near the end!... The sense of fear and panic grows throughout the book… until we come to the final showdown. Which I have to say, is a cracker. Loved it!’ Goodreads reviewer‘If I could give this book more than 5 stars, I would. This is a very well written, fast-paced, page-turner with a shocking ending that I did not see coming… If you are looking for a gripping thriller, I highly recommend this book.’ Goodreads reviewer‘A fantastic page-turner! I got so caught up in this story I just had to keep reading… I really enjoyed this book, love a book that sucks you in at the start and doesn’t let you go ’til the very end.’ Goodreads reviewer‘This is one ending that will shock!! I would highly recommend it.’ Goodreads reviewer‘The opening chapters had me drawn in immediately and I found it almost impossible to put down this fabulous psychological read… A fantastic read.’ Goodreads reviewer‘I could not put this book down. It was an absolute page-turner.’ Netgalley reviewer‘Absolutely amazing read!... A nonstop page-turning thriller with a twist… Highly enjoyable, would recommend 10 out of 10!’ Goodreads reviewer‘Truly compelling read! Read in one sitting, the author kept me guessing as to what Emma had done, I definitely wasn’t expecting that twist!’ Goodreads reviewer‘A psychological thriller that had me guessing the whole book… I thought I had guessed a few times the outcome but was in fact totally wrong... A really good read… Scary, tense, exciting and generous in its twists and turns. 10/10.’ Goodreads reviewer‘This was a fast-paced thriller that held my attention from beginning to end! The ending was definitely unexpected... Would definitely recommend.’ Netgalley reviewer‘Absolutely amazing! A thrilling, heart-pounding, brilliant tale, deftly told by a master of the art… An unputdownable and fabulous debut…

Wörterbuch Labor / Laboratory Dictionary

by Theodor C.H. Cole Ingrid Haußer-Siller

Das Labor ist Ausgangspunkt für medizinische, pharmazeutische, chemische und biowissenschaftliche Forschung. Eine gute Vorraussetzung für effiziente Kommunikation und erfolgreiche Arbeit im Labor ist es, die englischen Fachbezeichnungen zu beherrschen: von Laborausstattung, Geräten, Methoden und Technologie über Chemikalien bis hin zur sicherheitsrelevanten Terminologie. Das Wörterbuch enthält einen Grundwortschatz mit 12.500 Fachbegriffen in beiden Sprachrichtungen. Die 2. Auflage enthält 1000 zusätzliche Begriffe.

Nuclear Pore Complexes in Genome Organization, Function and Maintenance

by Maximiliano D’Angelo

The three-dimensional organization of the DNA inside the eukaryotic cell nucleus has emerged a critical regulator of genome integrity and function. Increasing evidence indicates that nuclear pore complexes (NPCs), the large protein channels that connect the nucleus to the cytoplasm, play a critical role in the establishment and maintenance of chromatin organization and in the regulation of gene activity. These findings, which oppose the traditional view of NPCs as channels with only one: the facilitation of nucleocytoplasmic molecule exchange, have completely transformed our understanding of these structures. This book describes our current knowledge of the role of NPCs in genome organization and gene expression regulation. It starts by providing an overview of the different compartments and structures of the nucleus and how they contribute to organizing the genome, then moves to examine the direct roles of NPCs and their components in gene expression regulation in different organisms, and ends by describing the function of nuclear pores in the infection and genome integration of HIV, in DNA repair and telomere maintenance, and in the regulation of chromosome segregation and mitosis. This book provides an intellectual backdrop for anyone interested in understanding how the gatekeepers of the nucleus contribute to safeguarding the integrity and function of the eukaryotic genome.

Choosing Sexes

by Kristen J. Navara

There is extensive evidence that vertebrates of all classes have the ability to control the sexes of the offspring they produce. Despite dramatic differences in the mechanisms by which different taxa determine the initial sex of offspring, each group has found its own way of adjusting offspring sex ratios in response to social and environmental cues. For example, stress is a well-known modulator of offspring sex in members of all groups studied to date. Food availability, and limitation in particular, is another common cue that stimulates biases in offspring sex ratios in a wide variety of species. Offspring sex can be adjusted at the primary level, which occurs prior to conception, or at the secondary level, during embryonic development. While the mechanistic pathways that ultimately result in sex ratio biases and the developmental time-points sensitive to those mechanisms likely differ among taxa, the key involvement of steroid hormones in the process of sex ratio adjustment appears to be pervasive throughout. This book reviews the systems of sex determination at play in different vertebrate groups, summarizes the evidence that members of all vertebrate taxa can facultatively adjust offspring sex, and discusses when and how these adjustments can take place.

Families, Intergenerationality, and Peer Group Relations

by Tracey Skelton Samantha Punch Robert M. Vanderbeck

This volume addresses children and young people’s relationships both within and beyond the context of the family. It begins with familial relationships and the home by examining the social and cultural complexities of families, intimacies and interdependencies, including the dynamics of families as spatial units (nuclear, multi-generational, alternative) and the roles that children play (as carers etc.). In addition to considering child/parent relations, sibling relationships and birth order, the initial section includes particular dimensions of children's familial relationships in diverse contexts, such as family food practices, aspirations and work practices. The second section explores geographical dimensions of adult/child relationships beyond the dynamics of the family and across the lifecourse. It considers the roles that intergenerationality plays in children's and young people's lives as well as their links with wider communities. The section addresses broader conceptual issues and themes (child-adult relationships outside the home; intergenerational geographies and spaces; and the intergenerational city) while also providing more focused discussions of current issues related to the geographies of intergenerationality including adoption, looked after children and fertility. The final section addresses children and young people's relationships with one another: friendship, peer group relations, and sexualities. It explores the geographies and spatialities of affective relations and emotional practices among children and young people. Geographies of bodies and embodiment and their connection to identities is an important part of this section. The chapters range from cross-cultural comparisons of age mixing among children to specific kinds of relationship formations between children and young people (e.g. friendship; sexual relations; gangs; bullying) and the spaces and places (including cyberspace) that facilitate, impede and organise these relationships. The diverse relationships that children and young people form with both one another and with adults have significant geographical dimensions.

Die faszinierende Geologie von Islands Südwesten

by Ágúst Gudmundsson Sonja Philipp

Steigen Sie mit diesem einzigartigen Buch in die faszinierende Geologie von Islands Südwesten ein. Entdecken Sie entlang von fünf bekannten Touren die geologische Vielfalt dieser Insel: (1) Der berühmte "Goldene Ring" (Golden Circle), (2) Täler und Berge des Fjordes Hvalfjördur, (3) die einzigartige Landschaft und Geothermalfelder des Hengill-Vulkans, (4) Explosionskrater, Vulkanspalten und Lavafelder der Reykjanes-Halbinsel und (5) Vulkane (Hekla, Eyjafjallajökull, Katla), Wasserfälle, Sanderflächen und Basaltsäulen Südislands. Der Goldene Ring ermöglicht, die Kräfte unseres Planeten auf einzigartige Weise zu beobachten und zu verstehen. Diese Kräfte bewegen die tektonischen Platten, reißen die Kruste auf und führen zu Erdbeben, Vulkanausbrüchen, Flussbetten und Wasserfällen sowie Wärmequellen für heiße Quellen und Geysire. Der Goldene Ring umfasst Thingvellir, bekannt für Rifting und Erdbebenbrüche, die heißen Quellen von Geysir, den Wasserfall Gullfoss und den Vulkankrater Kerid. Dieses Buch wendet sich in erster Linie an interessierte Laien ohne geowissenschaftliche Vorkenntnisse. Aus diesem Grund wurde leicht verständliche Sprache gewählt, die mit wenigen geologischen Fachbegriffen auskommt. Ein ausführliches Glossar liefert die Erklärung zu den einzelnen Begriffen. Auch für Geowissenschaftler ist dieses Buch wegen seiner über 240 Abbildungen – überwiegend Fotografien – von Interesse.

Stärkung des kindlichen Selbstkonzepts

by Ina Langenkamp

Lehrer/-innen, Erzieher/-innen oder im pädagogischen Bereich tätige Person sind im täglichenArbeitsalltag vor zahlreiche Herausforderungen gestellt. Die Autorin widmetsich in diesem Buch insbesondere der Stärkung des kindlichen Selbstkonzepts.Aufgrund von Interviews mit Teilnehmenden eines Patenschaftsprojekts (Kinderund Paten) werden wichtige Erkenntnisse zur Stärkung der verschiedenen Facettendes kindlichen Selbstkonzepts aus der 1:1 Situation im Patenschaftsprojekt aufdie 1: 29 Situation in einer Klasse übertragen. Im Zusammenhang mit wichtigentheoretischen Erkenntnissen (Selbstkonzeptforschung, Erziehungsstilforschung,Bindungstheorie, Selbstdiskrepanzen) werden konkrete, sofort umsetzbare,Handlungsalternativen im (schulischen) Arbeitsalltag mit Kindern entwickelt.Diese Implikationen wurden praktisch erprobt und mit Fallberichten angereichert.

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