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Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Education: An Introduction for the Teaching Profession prepares students for the classroom and community environments they will encounter when teaching Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children in urban, rural and remote schools at early childhood, primary and secondary levels. The book addresses many issues and challenges faced by teacher education students and assists them to understand the deeper social, cultural and historical context of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander education. This is a unique textbook written by a team of highly regarded Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander academics. Each chapter opens with an engaging anecdote from the author, connecting learning to real-world issues. This is also the first textbook to address Torres Strait Islander education. Written in an engaging and accessible style, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Education is an essential resource for teacher education students.
The first novel by the author of the acclaimed Pulitzer Prize-winning #1 New York Times bestseller All the Light We Cannot See, one of the most beautiful, wise, and compelling debuts of recent times.David Winkler begins life in Anchorage, Alaska, a quiet boy drawn to the volatility of weather and obsessed with snow. Sometimes he sees things before they happen--a man carrying a hatbox will be hit by a bus; Winkler will fall in love with a woman in a supermarket. When David dreams that his infant daughter will drown in a flood as he tries to save her, he comes undone. He travels thousands of miles, fleeing family, home, and the future itself, to deny the dream. On a Caribbean island, destitute, alone, and unsure if his child has survived or his wife can forgive him, David is sheltered by a couple with a daughter of their own. Ultimately it is she who will pull him back into the world, to search for the people he left behind. Doerr's characters are full of grief and longing, but also replete with grace. His compassion for human frailty is extraordinarily moving. In luminous prose, he writes about the power and beauty of nature and about the tiny miracles that transform our lives. About Grace is heartbreaking, radiant, and astonishingly accomplished.
One night...and a whole lotta trouble! When it comes to men, Ivy Rutherford never loses her cool. Ever. Then she meets wealthy, green-eyed cowboy C. J. Bartasavich, and desire burns out of control. Yeehaw. So for one night, Ivy will indulge in a passion neither of them will forget...and walk away without a backward glance. Except now Ivy's pregnant. And even worse, C.J. has come to her hometown of Shady Grove determined to get to know her and be part of their baby's life-even if she's convinced their attraction is purely physical. Because Ivy can't let herself rely on a sexy cowboy...or worse yet, fall in love with one.
From the New York Times bestselling Julie James--a delicious new romance featuring a beautiful Assistant U.S. Attorney who has some unfinished business with a brash billionaire heir. For fans of Susan Mallery and Rachel Gibson.HE'S PLAYING GAMESThough Rylann Pierce tried to fight the sparks she felt for billionaire heir Kyle Rhodes the night they met, their sizzling chemistry was undeniable. But after being stood up on their first date, Rylann never expected to see him again. So when she finds herself face to face with Kyle in a courthouse nine years later, she's stunned. More troubling to the beautiful Assistant U.S. Attorney is that she's still wildly attracted to him.BUT SHE'S MAKING THE RULESJust released from prison, Kyle Rhodes isn't thrilled to be the star witness in a high-profile criminal case--but when Rylann comes knocking at his door, he finds she may be the one lawyer he can't say no to. Still as gorgeous and sharp-tongued as ever, she lays down the law: she doesn't mix business with pleasure. But Kyle won't give up on something he wants--and what he wants is the one woman he's never forgotten. . .
Set in Washington D.C., this fascinating thriller of unparalleled suspense dares to explore an unthinkable abuse of power and criminal conspiracy: a vicious murder involving the US President and a cover-up orchestrated by his zealously loyal Chief of Staff and the Secret Service. But, unknown to the President and his lackeys, one unlikely witness saw everything.Trapped behind a two-way mirror in a country house in Maryland, Luther Whitney, a professional burglar, witnesses an event that destroys his faith in justice. By the time he escapes, pursued by two Secret Service agents, a young woman has been sexually assaulted, then shot dead. And a breathtaking cover-up has been set in motion.
The wait is over. Bestselling science fiction master Peter F. Hamilton is back with the first of a new two-book saga set in his popular Commonwealth universe. Distinguished by deft plotting, a teeming cast of characters, dazzling scientific speculation, and imagination that brings the truly alien to life, The Abyss Beyond Dreams reveals Hamilton as a storyteller of astonishing ingenuity and power. The year is 3326. Nigel Sheldon, one of the founders of the Commonwealth, receives a visit from the Raiel--self-appointed guardians of the Void, the enigmatic construct at the core of the galaxy that threatens the existence of all that lives. The Raiel convince Nigel to participate in a desperate scheme to infiltrate the Void. Once inside, Nigel discovers that humans are not the only life-forms to have been sucked into the Void, where the laws of physics are subtly different and mental powers indistinguishable from magic are commonplace. The humans trapped there are afflicted by an alien species of biological mimics--the Fallers--that are intelligent but merciless killers. Yet these same aliens may hold the key to destroying the threat of the Void forever--if Nigel can uncover their secrets. As the Fallers' relentless attacks continue, and the fragile human society splinters into civil war, Nigel must uncover the secrets of the Fallers--before he is killed by the very people he has come to save. Praise for Peter F. Hamilton's Great North Road "Gripping . . . a mammoth tale featuring believable characters and exceptionally skilled storytelling."--Library Journal (starred review) The Evolutionary Void "Satisfying and powerful . . . Space Opera doesn't get much more epic."--SFFWorld The Temporal Void "Fusing elements of hard SF with adventure fantasy tropes, Hamilton has singlehandedly raised the bar for grand-scale speculative storytelling."--Publishers Weekly The Dreaming Void "A real spellbinder from a master storyteller . . . dozens of scenarios, a surprisingly well-delineated cast of thousands, plotting enough to delight the most Machiavellian of readers."--Kirkus Reviews (starred review)From the Hardcover edition.
A comprehensive reference to the updated and new features of Access 2013As the world's most popular database management tool, Access enables you to organize, present, analyze, and share data as well as build powerful database solutions. However, databases can be complex. That's why you need the expert guidance in this comprehensive reference. Access 2013 Bible helps you gain a solid understanding of database purpose, construction, and application so that whether you're new to Access or looking to upgrade to the 2013 version, this well-rounded resource provides you with a thorough look at everything Access can do. Explains how to create tables, manipulate datasheets, and work with multiple tablesTeaches you how to apply the seven-step design method to build databases that are tailored to your needsCovers building forms with wizards, creating bound and unbound forms, and adding data validationShows you ways to automate query parameters, create functions and subroutines, and add programmed error routinesFeatures a bonus website with content that contains all source code from the book as well as bonus shareware, freeware, trial, demo, and evaluation programsIf you are looking for a comprehensive book on all things Access, look no further than Access 2013 Bible.
Access to Behavioral Health Care for Geographically Remote Service Members and Dependents in the U.S.by Dionne Barnes-Proby Grant N. Marshall Yashodhara Rana Ryan Andrew Brown Lisa Miyashiro Coreen Farris Harold Alan Pincus Phoenix Voorhies Karen Chan Osilla Joshua Breslau Teague Ruder Katherine Pfrommer David M. Adamson
Concerns about access to behavioral health care for military service members and their dependents living in geographically remote locations prompted research into how many in this population are remote and the effects of this distance on their use of behavioral health care. The authors conducted geospatial and longitudinal analyses to answer these questions and reviewed current policies and programs to determine barriers and possible solutions.
A new edition for Paper 2, World History Topic 11: Causes and effects of 20th century wars The renowned IB Diploma History series, combining compelling narratives with academic rigor. An authoritative and engaging narrative, with the widest variety of sources at this level, helping students to develop their knowledge and analytical skills. This second edition of Access to History for the IB Diploma: Causes, practices and effects of wars provides: - Reliable, clear and in-depth narrative from topic experts - Analysis of the historiography surrounding key debates - Dedicated exam practice with model answers and practice questions - TOK support and Historical Investigation questions to help with all aspects of the Diploma
New York Times bestselling author Barbara Delinsky returns to the town of Lake Henry, New Hampshire, scene of her beloved earlier novel Lake News, with an unforgettable story that explores the ways in which we limit our own chances for happiness -- and the accidents of fate that can set us free. Heather Malone has made her home in Lake Henry for the last fourteen years. Known for her kind, gentle nature, she lives with Micah Smith, a widower, and his two young daughters. When the FBI takes her into custody on charges of flight to avoid prosecution, purportedly for a murder that took place in California, the local reaction is stunned disbelief. Yet, when those closest to her, including Micah, think back over the time they have known her, they realize that they have learned virtually nothing about her earlier life. Poppy Blake is Heather's closest friend. A lifelong resident of Lake Henry, Poppy is confined to a wheelchair, the result of a snowmobile accident nearly a dozen years prior that left her a paraplegic and killed her male companion. Since then, she has worked hard to rebuild her life. Currently, she runs a local telephone messaging service out of her specially equipped house on Lake Henry. Fiercely independent, Poppy refuses to let her physical limitations break her spirit. However, it is her guilt over past mistakes, more than her present disability, which is holding her back from pursuing a future that includes a husband and family. Writer Griffin Hughes originally traveled to Lake Henry to investigate a national news story involving Lily Blake, Poppy's older sister. What keeps him coming back is his attraction to Poppy. However, a chance comment made to his brother, an FBI agent, provides the thread that leads the law to Heather. To redeem himself, Griffin is compelled to solve the mystery of Heather's past. Along the way, he becomes key to freeing Poppy from her own past and helping her see the possibilities of a richer future. Setting her story against the backdrop of a picturesque New England town during the maple syrup harvesting season, when the harshness of winter yields to the sweet promise of spring, and when the whole town is involved in the race to process the sap before the thaw sets in, Barbara Delinsky has written a tightly knit and compelling story that celebrates the values of community, friendship, and the redemptive power of love.
Fans of Jill Shalvis and Susan Mallery will love Laura Drewry's warm and humorous new Friends First romance, a sexy romp about a good cop and a bad girl playing hard to get. Ellie Palmer and cops don't mix, and getting pulled over by Officer Brett Hale--again--doesn't help. Neither does being forced to take a safe-driving course with him. Brett's by-the-book attitude leaves Ellie ice-cold, and his rock-hard body won't change that. Still, the more time she spends with the guy, the more she finds herself warming up to his unexpected charms. Even though Brett comes off like a boy scout, Ellie has sparked something he wants badly enough to get him to rethink his past mistakes. But when her ex shows up, Brett makes it his mission to keep Ellie safe in the here and now. His gut tells him the guy's trouble, and Ellie must agree, because she doesn't complain when Brett pulls her close. To keep her safe, though, he'll have to choose between breaking her heart . . . and breaking the rules. Praise for the Friends First series "A tale told well . . . Romance readers will find themselves awake well into the night."--Library Journal, on Plain Jayne "A great friends-to-lovers story . . . If you enjoy slow-burn romance, then you're in for a real treat."--Girl Meets Books, on Plain Jayne "[Prima Donna features] strong, guarded characters. . . . Readers will peel off each layer of the plot to reveal who Carter and Regan really are."--Library Journal "This book made me laugh, made me swoon, and even made my heart melt a few times."--Roberta Capizzi, on Prima Donna Includes a special message from the editor, as well as an excerpt from another Loveswept title.
Accommodations in Higher Education under the Americans with Disabilities Act: A No-Nonsense Guide for Clinicians, Educators, Administrators, and Lawyersby Michael Gordon Shelby Keiser Alta Lapoint
This manual outlines how the ADA applies to a wide range of mental and physical impairments within higher education settings, it outlines a series of fundamental principles and actual clinical/administrative procedures.
Get up to speed on Apache Accumulo, the flexible, high-performance key/value store created by the National Security Agency (NSA) and based on Google's BigTable data storage system. Written by former NSA team members, this comprehensive tutorial and reference covers Accumulo architecture, application development, table design, and cell-level security.With clear information on system administration, performance tuning, and best practices, this book is ideal for developers seeking to write Accumulo applications, administrators charged with installing and maintaining Accumulo, and other professionals interested in what Accumulo has to offer. You will find everything you need to use this system fully.Get a high-level introduction to Accumulo's architecture and data modelTake a rapid tour through single- and multiple-node installations, data ingest, and queryLearn how to write Accumulo applications for several use cases, based on examplesDive into Accumulo internals, including information not available in the documentationGet detailed information for installing, administering, tuning, and measuring performanceLearn best practices based on successful implementations in the fieldFind answers to common questions that every new Accumulo user asks
From the moment Helga Rolfe, the elegant wife of one of the richest tycoons, picks up a gum-chewing boy young enough to be her son, events jump back and skid through a series of 180-degree turns. Games of bluff and counter bluff quickly develop into a dangerous and deadly battle and as the action hots up, Chase weaves a fast-moving story of blackmail, intrigue and extortion with a hair-raising climax.
Achieving Peace in Northern Mali: Past Agreements, Local Conflicts, and the Prospects for a Durable Settlementby Stephanie Pezard Michael Shurkin
This report examines the prospects for stabilization in Mali following the political and military crisis that began in 2012. To this end, it examines Mali's peace settlements since the early 1990s to identify flaws and successes. The report also explores whether Mali's neighbor Niger owes its current stability to a more favorable context, shrewd policies, or sheer luck, and whether it might offer a model of resilience for Mali.
Journeying through space in search of relics from the past, a motley team of explorers happens upon an astonishing discovery Graduate student Tom Rice is thrilled to embark on his first deep-space archeological expedition. He is part of a team from Earth, venturing out in search of artifacts from a civilization that ruled the universe many millennia ago. Called the High Ones, the members of this long-gone society left tantalizing clues about their history and culture scattered throughout space. One such clue, a "message cube" containing footage of the ancient ones, is more interesting than all of the others combined. It seems to indicate that the High Ones aren't extinct after all--and just like that, Tom Rice's archeological mission has become an intergalactic manhunt, one filled with ever-increasing danger that will send the explorers hurtling headlong into the greatest adventure--and peril--of their lives. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Robert Silverberg including rare images and never-before-seen documents from the author's personal collection.
The fast and easy way to score higher on the ACT Does the thought of preparing for the ACT give you anxiety? Fear not! This 6th edition of ACT For Dummies with online practice tests gives you a competitive edge by fully preparing you for the ACT exam with subject reviews, practice opportunities online, full-length practice tests and coverage of the optional writing test. Written in the accessible and friendly For Dummies tone, this hands-on guide helps you assess where you need more help, gets you up-to-speed on the questions you can expect to encounter on the actual ACT exam, and will have you studying your way to test-taking perfection before exam day. The ACT is a standardized test used by college admissions boards to measure high school achievement. Designed to assess a high school student's preparedness for college in the fields of English, mathematics, reading, and science reasoning, the ACT is a nationally recognized college entrance exam that is accepted by more than 90% of four-year colleges and universities in the United States. If you're a high school student preparing for this all-important exam, ACT For Dummies, 6th edition with online practice tests gives you everything you need to raise your chances of scoring higher. So what are you waiting for? Get started!
New Yorker Sadie Maddox is the toast of the classical music world--and a bit of a diva. But lately her CD sales are sagging, not to mention parts of her anatomy. Maybe it's time for a change. So when her agent suggests a professorship at a small liberal-arts college, Sadie decides to give it a go. Besides, she needs the money.But the college is in rural Iowa. Sadie's colleagues are intimidated, her students aren't impressed, and she has to live far too close to farm animals. Will she find the courage and grace she needs to embrace her Act Two?
Dear ____________________, I know I can never really tell you about my summer at Camp Pine Haven. Since nobody here knows the real me I've decided to become a new person. I've gotten a fresh start as a loud, funny girl named J.D. (So much cooler sounding than Judith Duckworth!) I've made a point of picking activities Judith would NEVER choose, finding friends Judith would never talk to, and saying things Judith would never say. I just wonder how far I'll have to go to keep up the act. Sincerely, JD
Here's the most complete picture Bible ever, now available as an eBook! And it features a captivating, up-to-date artwork style--making it the perfect Bible for today's visually focused culture. The Action Bible presents 215 fast-paced narratives in chronological order, making it easier to follow the Bible's historical flow--and reinforcing the build-up to its thrilling climax.The stories in The Action Bible clearly communicate to contemporary readers. This compelling blend of clear writing plus dramatic images in an easy-to-navigate digital version offers an appeal that crosses all age boundaries. Brazilian artist Sergio Cariello has created attention-holding illustrations marked by rich coloring, dramatic shading and lighting, bold and energetic designs, and emotionally charged figures. Let this epic digital rendition draw you into all the excitement of the world's most awesome story.This version will work on all screen types, but has been optimized for color, touch-screen tablets.
You have a new way to share the true story of Easter with your children: The Action Bible Easter Story. This Bible booklet is easy for kids to understand, as illustrations from Marvel and DC Comics artist Sergio Cariello bring the story of Jesus to life. Parents, see how easily you can teach your children about the miracle of Jesus's life, death, and resurrection using this tool. Churches, The Action Bible Easter Story is the perfect resource for Sunday school teachers and families.Don't forget the most important gift of all this year. Share the true meaning of Easter with The Action Bible Easter Story.
The truth and power of God's Word comes vividly to life in a high-quality, full-color, graphic-novel style New Testament especially for today's visually focused culture. In this New Testament edition of the bestselling Bible,The Action Bible, kids ages 9 to12, and adults who love graphic novels, encounter scripture in a fresh way as the people, events, and emotions it shares are visualized in 67 New Testament stories.Sergio Cariello offers years of talent and expertise as a graphic novel illustrator for top comic book companies to create contemporary art that speaks to children today. And careful attention to scriptural accuracy ensures a complete and trustworthy biblical overview. It provides a meaningful way for parents, grandparents, teachers, and church ministries to spark a connection with and love for God's Word.
John Mather's seminal works in Hamiltonian dynamics represent some of the most important contributions to our understanding of the complex balance between stable and unstable motions in classical mechanics. His novel approach--known as Aubry-Mather theory--singles out the existence of special orbits and invariant measures of the system, which possess a very rich dynamical and geometric structure. In particular, the associated invariant sets play a leading role in determining the global dynamics of the system. This book provides a comprehensive introduction to Mather's theory, and can serve as an interdisciplinary bridge for researchers and students from different fields seeking to acquaint themselves with the topic.Starting with the mathematical background from which Mather's theory was born, Alfonso Sorrentino first focuses on the core questions the theory aims to answer--notably the destiny of broken invariant KAM tori and the onset of chaos--and describes how it can be viewed as a natural counterpart of KAM theory. He achieves this by guiding readers through a detailed illustrative example, which also provides the basis for introducing the main ideas and concepts of the general theory. Sorrentino then describes the whole theory and its subsequent developments and applications in their full generality.Shedding new light on John Mather's revolutionary ideas, this book is certain to become a foundational text in the modern study of Hamiltonian systems.
"I was totally unprepared for the transformation that Seth's technique created in me. . . . I realized that what I thought I knew about acting up to that point was largely misguided . . . but I now had a great, talented, dedicated teacher who generously wanted to share his tools with everyone. There is muscularity, not to mention wisdom and truth to Seth's techniques. He is a wonderful teacher, and I know that having him as my first guide is one of the luckiest things to have happened to me in my career and life. And when I can't get back to class with him, I am so grateful I have this book to turn to."--Anne Hathaway"This book is truly unlike anything else I know--these pieces are haikus on specific elements of performance and character building."--Philip Himberg, executive director, Sundance Theatre InstituteA collection of practical acting tips, tools, and exercises, An Actor's Companion is ideal for both the seasoned professionals and actors-in-training. The tips--all simple, direct, and useful--are easy to understand and even easier to apply, in both rehearsal and in performance.Seth Barrish is an actor, teacher, and the co-artistic director of The Barrow Group in New York City. In his thirty-year career, he has directed the award-winning shows My Girlfriend's Boyfriend (Lucille Lortel Award for Best Solo Show, Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle nominations for Best Solo Show), Sleepwalk With Me (Nightlife Award for Outstanding Comedian in a Major Performance), The Tricky Part (Obie Award, Drama Desk nominations for Best Play and Best Solo Show), Pentecost (Drama Desk nomination for Best Play), Old Wicked Songs (Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Award and Garland Award for Best Direction), and Good (Straw Hat Award for Best Direction), among dozens of others.
Michael and Lorece, young high school sweethearts, have a promising future ahead of them when Michael is offered a basketball scholarship to a junior college. He turns it down when Lorece becomes pregnant, taking a job at a local meat packing plant. Working himself up to supervisor within five years, he is devastated when the plant shuts down and he loses his job. When suggestions of better opportunities in another city comes along, he packs up his family and leaves the only life that they have known, only to find that life isn't as promising as they thought.Lorece is fighting depression when the family meets the bishop of a prominent church with high standing in the community. The bishop and his wife promise the couple that they will take care of their children until they can get back on their feet. Michael and Lorece soon find out that they are in a fight for their lives--and a battle to get their children back. When God sends someone to deliver them their blessings, secrets come out about the bishop and his wife. There will be many lessons to be learned amidst acts of betrayal.
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