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The Shoemaker's Gospel

by Daniel Brent

Destination: Capernaum. The YEAR: Circa AD 30. WHAT TO BRING: Imagination, curiosity, and a desire to deepen your faith. In The Shoemakers Gospel, a fascinating story based on the biblical accounts of Jesus, we are whisked back to the years of Jesus’ earthly ministry and the life-changing effects that it had on all who knew him. Through the eyewitness journal entries of a first-century shoemaker whom Jesus has nicknamed “Soft Shoes,” we hear the Lord’s soothing but challenging voice as he delivers a parable about what it really means to give generously; we marvel as he heals a girl thought to be dead; we feel his anger as he overturns tables in the temple; and we sense the simultaneous confusion and unspeakable joy as Mary and the disciples realize that their crucified teacher has been raised from the dead! From Jesus’ baptism in the Jordan to the Emmaus road appearance, Soft Shoes serves as our energetic yet reflective guide back to a time when a carpenter from Nazareth revealed himself in word and deed as the Son of God and forever changed the course of history. Prepare to embark on an incredible journey that will lead you to a place where you can once again experience Jesus for the first time, a place where your faith can truly flourish. DANIEL BRENT has been a manager for a large multinational corporation and superintendent of schools for Columbus, Ohio, and for the Catholic diocese of Rochester, New York. He and his wife are the parents of two adult children and live in Rochester. The Shoemakers Gospel is the result of much prayer, Scripture reading, and meditation by Brent--all part of his own deep desire to encounter Jesus anew.

Cats (Nature's Children)

by Maggie Da Silva

Graceful and mysterious, independent yet affectionate, cats have fascinated people for centuries. First as hunters and later as friendly companions, cats have won the hearts of millions and millions of people. Read all about the characteristics, behavior, distribution, and care of various types of domestic cats.

Plant Growth Promoting Rhizobacteria (PGPR): Prospects for Sustainable Agriculture

by M. S. Reddy R. Z. Sayyed Sarjiya Antonius

Sustainable increase in agricultural production while keeping the environmental quality, agro-ecosystem function and biodiversity is a real challenge in current agricultural practices. Application of PGPR can help in meeting the expected demand for increasing agricultural productivity to feed the world’s booming population. Global concern over the demerits of chemicals in agriculture has diverted the attention of researchers towards sustainable agriculture by utilizing the potential of Plant Growth Promoting Rhizobacteria (PGPR). Use of PGPR as biofertilizers, biopesticides, soil, and plant health managers has gained considerable agricultural and commercial significance. The book Plant Growth Promoting Rhizobacteria (PGPR): Prospects for Sustainable Agriculture has contributions in the form of book chapter from 25 eminent global researchers, that discusses about the PGPRs and their role in growth promotion of various crop plants, suppression of wide range of phytopathogens, their formulation, effect of various factors on growth and performance of PGPR, assessment of diversity of PGPR through microsatellites and role of PGPR in mitigating biotic and abiotic stress.This book will be helpful for students, teachers, researchers, and entrepreneurs involved in PGPR and allied fields. The book will be highly useful to researchers, teachers, students, entrepreneurs, and policymakers.

Methodologies and Intelligent Systems for Technology Enhanced Learning, 9th International Conference (Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing #1007)

by Marco Temperini Rosella Gennari Pierpaolo Vittorini Tania Di Mascio Fernando De la Prieta Ricardo Azambuja Silveira Demetrio Arturo Ovalle Carranza

This book, which gathers the outcomes of the 9th International Conference on Methodologies and Intelligent Systems for Technology Enhanced Learning and its related workshops, expands on the topics of the evidence-based TEL workshop series in order to provide an open forum for discussing intelligent systems for TEL, their roots in novel learning theories, empirical methodologies for their design and evaluation, stand-alone solutions, and web-based ones. The Conference was hosted by the University of Salamanca and was held in Ávila (Spain) from the 26th to the 28th of June 2019. Its goal was to bring together researchers and developers from industry, education, and the academic world to report on the latest scientific research, technical advances, and methodologies. We wish to thank the sponsors: IEEE Systems Man and Cybernetics Society, Spain Section Chapter and the IEEE Spain Section (Technical Co-Sponsor), IBM, Indra, Viewnext, Global Exchange, AEPIA, APPIA and AIR institute.

Services Computing – SCC 2019: 16th International Conference, Held as Part of the Services Conference Federation, SCF 2019, San Diego, CA, USA, June 25–30, 2019, Proceedings (Lecture Notes in Computer Science #11515)

by Liang-Jie Zhang Joao Eduardo Ferreira Aibek Musaev

This volume constitutes the proceedings of the 16th International Conference on Services Computing 2019, held as Part of SCF 2019 in San Diego, CA, USA in June 2019. The 9 full papers presented in this volume were carefully reviewed and selected from 15 submissions. They cover topics such as: foundations of services computing; scientific workflows; business process integration and management; microservices; modeling of services systems; service security and privacy; SOA service applications; and service lifecycle management.

Human-Computer Interaction. Design Practice in Contemporary Societies: Thematic Area, HCI 2019, Held as Part of the 21st HCI International Conference, HCII 2019, Orlando, FL, USA, July 26–31, 2019, Proceedings, Part III (Lecture Notes in Computer Science #11568)

by Masaaki Kurosu

The 3 volume-set LNCS 11566, 11567 + 11568 constitutes the refereed proceedings of the Human Computer Interaction thematic area of the 21st International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction, HCII 2019, which took place in Orlando, Florida, USA, in July 2019. A total of 1274 papers and 209 posters have been accepted for publication in the HCII 2019 proceedings from a total of 5029 submissions. The 125 papers included in this HCI 2019 proceedings were organized in topical sections as follows: Part I: design and evaluation methods and tools; redefining the human in HCI; emotional design, Kansei and aesthetics in HCI; and narrative, storytelling, discourse and dialogue. Part II: mobile interaction; facial expressions and emotions recognition; eye-gaze, gesture and motion-based interaction; and interaction in virtual and augmented reality. Part III: design for social challenges; design for culture and entertainment; design for intelligent urban environments; and design and evaluation case studies.

Digital Human Modeling and Applications in Health, Safety, Ergonomics and Risk Management. Healthcare Applications: 10th International Conference, DHM 2019, Held as Part of the 21st HCI International Conference, HCII 2019, Orlando, FL, USA, July 26–31, 2019, Proceedings, Part II (Lecture Notes in Computer Science #11582)

by Vincent G. Duffy

This two-volume set LNCS 11581 and 11582 constitutes the thoroughly refereed proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Digital Human Modeling and Applications in Health, Safety, Ergonomics and Risk Management, DHM 2019, which was held as part of the 21st HCI International Conference, HCII 2019, in Orlando, FL, USA, in July 2019. The total of 1275 papers and 209 posters included in the 35 HCII 2019 proceedings volumes were carefully reviewed and selected from 5029 submissions. DHM 2019 includes a total of 77 papers; they were organized in topical sections named: Part I, Human Body and Motion: Anthropometry and computer aided ergonomics; motion prediction and motion capture; work modelling and industrial applications; risk assessment and safety. Part II, Healthcare Applications: Models in healthcare; quality of life technologies; health dialogues; health games and social communities.

Infrastructures for Peace in Sub-Saharan Africa

by Mediel Hove Geoff Harris

Cultures of violence are characteristic of many countries in sub-Saharan Africa and attempts to move towards cultures of peace have often proved difficult and ineffectual. And yet, the wide variations in levels of violence within and between countries show that it is not inevitable; rather, it is the result of choices made at individual, community and societal levels. This book examines the potential of peace infrastructures as vehicles to strengthen and spread progress towards cultures of peace. Peace infrastructures vary hugely in sophistication and level. The examples examined in this book range from tiny structures which help resolve conflicts between individuals and within community organisations, peace committees which serve local communities, peace education and peace club programmes in schools, mediation mechanisms to prevent election violence and to ministries of peace to coordinate government and non-government efforts in peacemaking and peacebuilding. The overall finding is that the development of peace infrastructures at all levels has great potential to build cultures of peace. 1. It is the only book available which documents the experience and potential of nonviolence in post-independence sub-Saharan Africa. 2. It makes a persuasive case for the development of various peace infrastructures in order to make peace sustainable. 3. It explains how strategic planning can be utilised, both to bring about change and to institutionalise it.

VLSI Design and Test: 23rd International Symposium, VDAT 2019, Indore, India, July 4–6, 2019, Revised Selected Papers (Communications in Computer and Information Science #1066)

by Rohit Sharma Virendra Singh Sudeb Dasgupta Anirban Sengupta Santosh Kumar Vishvakarma

This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 23st International Symposium on VLSI Design and Test, VDAT 2019, held in Indore, India, in July 2019. The 63 full papers were carefully reviewed and selected from 199 submissions. The papers are organized in topical sections named: analog and mixed signal design; computing architecture and security; hardware design and optimization; low power VLSI and memory design; device modelling; and hardware implementation.

Russian Women and the End of Soviet Socialism: Everyday Experiences of Economic Change

by Judith McKinney

Initially expected to bring efficiency to the Russian economy and prosperity to Russian society, the shock therapy of price liberalization, privatization and macroeconomic stabilization introduced under Boris Yeltsin was quickly condemned as having worsened the lives of most Russians. Based on conversations with more than two dozen women in a provincial Russian capital, this book takes a retrospective look at these economic policies and explores how they transformed the trajectory of the lives of these women- both positively and negatively- in the family and in the workplace. McKinney considers the everyday experiences of the women as they provided for their families, established businesses, travelled abroad, and adjusted to the new economic, political and social environment of the Late Soviet and Post-Soviet era. Through their divergent experiences, Russian Women and the End of Soviet Socialism casts light on how these women view issues of gender, ethnicity, domestic and international politics, and the end of the Soviet experiment.Students and scholars across a range of disciplines, including gender studies, sociology, economics and history, will find this book of interest.

Super Pocha, tierra adentro (7)

by Helen Velando

Súper Pocha y Rodríguez nos presentan un nuevo desafío al que deberán enfrentarse usando sus originales y divertidos métodos. Súper Pocha y Rodríguez, nuestros queridos superhéroes, tienen que enfrentarse a un nuevo desafío. En una localidad rural del interior del país, llamada Paso del Capincho, han desaparecido ovejas misteriosamente. La policía no encuentra explicación y tampoco pistas, aunque corre el rumor de que podría tratarse de un lobizón.Todo indica que es un nuevo caso para nuestros superhéroes, que tendrán que adentrarse en el campo para resolver el misterio que tiene en vilo a toda la comunidad.

Social Science I (Part-I) 10th Standard S.C.E.R.T. Kerala Board

by State Council of Educational Research Training Kerala

Social Science I (Part-I) text book for 10th standard from State Council of Educational Research and Training (S.C.E.R.T.) Kerala in English.

The Last Resort

by Marissa Stapley

“Marissa Stapley’s writing is a gift.”—Pam Jenoff, New York Times bestselling author of The Orphan’s TaleThe Harmony Resort promises hope for struggling marriages. Run by celebrity power couple Drs. Miles and Grace Markell, the “last resort” offers a chance for partners to repair their relationships in a luxurious setting on the gorgeous Mayan Riviera.Johanna and Ben have a marriage that looks perfect on the surface, but in reality, they don’t know each other at all. Shell and Colin fight constantly: after all, Colin is a workaholic, and Shell always comes second to his job as an executive at a powerful mining company. But what has really torn them apart is too devastating to talk about. When both couples begin Harmony’s intensive therapy program, it becomes clear that Harmony is not all it seems—and neither are Miles and Grace themselves. What are they hiding, and what price will these couples pay for finding out?As a deadly tropical storm descends on the coast, trapping the hosts and the guests on the resort, secrets are revealed, loyalties are tested and not one single person—or their marriage—will remain unchanged by what follows.Marissa Stapley is a journalist and the author of the acclaimed novel Things to Do When It’s Raining. She writes page-turning, deeply emotional fiction about families, friends and women’s lives.

Teaching Mathematics in the Visible Learning Classroom, High School (Corwin Mathematics Series)

by Douglas Fisher John Hattie Dr Nancy Frey John T. Almarode Joseph Assof

Select the right task, at the right time, for the right phase of learning How do you generate that lightbulb “aha” moment of understanding for your students? This book helps to answer that question by showing Visible Learning strategies in action in high-impact mathematics classrooms. Walk in the shoes of teachers as they engage in the countless micro-decisions required to balance strategies, tasks, and assessments, demonstrating that it’s not only what works, but when. A decision-making matrix and grade-leveled examples help you leverage the most effective teaching practices at the most effective time to meet the surface, deep, and transfer learning needs of every student.

Teaching Mathematics in the Visible Learning Classroom, High School (Corwin Mathematics Series)

by Douglas Fisher John Hattie Dr Nancy Frey John T. Almarode Joseph Assof

Select the right task, at the right time, for the right phase of learning How do you generate that lightbulb “aha” moment of understanding for your students? This book helps to answer that question by showing Visible Learning strategies in action in high-impact mathematics classrooms. Walk in the shoes of teachers as they engage in the countless micro-decisions required to balance strategies, tasks, and assessments, demonstrating that it’s not only what works, but when. A decision-making matrix and grade-leveled examples help you leverage the most effective teaching practices at the most effective time to meet the surface, deep, and transfer learning needs of every student.

Sociology and Social Justice: Toward A More Just World (SAGE Studies in International Sociology)

by Margaret Abraham

"Superbly conceptualises and contextualises social justice in and for our global age. The stellar cast of sociologists connect concepts to practices and outline the challenges we face, as well as providing necessary responses." Gurminder K Bhambra, Professor of Postcolonial and Decolonial Studies, University of Sussex" A collection of brilliant essays by international scholar-activists, examining concepts and practices from diverse contexts." Mary Romero, Professor of Justice Studies and Social Inquiry, Arizona State University "An excellent set of chapters bringing to the fore new perspectives on the social injustices and inequalities facing a world in crisis." Kammila Naidoo, Professor of Sociology, University of Johannesburg By using contextual global sociology, Sociology and Social Justice explores: Historic and contemporary sites and contexts around the world Sociological insights on topics ranging from social movements, to cyber space. International struggles, processes, and outcomes Written by distinguished international scholars, this is an essential text for those looking at issues of: Human Rights, Public Sociology, Democratization, Gender, and Globalization.

Sociology and Social Justice: Toward A More Just World (SAGE Studies in International Sociology)

by Margaret Abraham

"Superbly conceptualises and contextualises social justice in and for our global age. The stellar cast of sociologists connect concepts to practices and outline the challenges we face, as well as providing necessary responses." Gurminder K Bhambra, Professor of Postcolonial and Decolonial Studies, University of Sussex" A collection of brilliant essays by international scholar-activists, examining concepts and practices from diverse contexts." Mary Romero, Professor of Justice Studies and Social Inquiry, Arizona State University "An excellent set of chapters bringing to the fore new perspectives on the social injustices and inequalities facing a world in crisis." Kammila Naidoo, Professor of Sociology, University of Johannesburg By using contextual global sociology, Sociology and Social Justice explores: Historic and contemporary sites and contexts around the world Sociological insights on topics ranging from social movements, to cyber space. International struggles, processes, and outcomes Written by distinguished international scholars, this is an essential text for those looking at issues of: Human Rights, Public Sociology, Democratization, Gender, and Globalization.

Introduction to Teaching: Making a Difference in Student Learning

by Gene E. Hall Linda F. Quinn Dr Donna M. Gollnick

An ideal introductory text for aspiring teachers, Introduction to Teaching: Making a Difference in Student Learning is grounded in the realities and complexities found in today’s schools. Acclaimed authors Gene E. Hall, Linda F. Quinn, and Donna M. Gollnick thoroughly prepare readers to make a difference as teachers, presenting firsthand stories and evidence-based practices while offering a student-centered approach to learning. The authors focus on how to address one of the biggest challenges facing many of today’s schools—ensuring that all students are learning—and help teachers prioritize student learning as their primary focus. From true-to-life challenges that future teachers will face, such as high-stakes testing, reduced funding, low retention, and Common Core State Standards, to the inspiration and joy they will experience throughout their teaching careers, the Third Edition paints an importantly authentic picture of the real life of a teacher.

Introduction to Teaching: Making a Difference in Student Learning

by Gene E. Hall Linda F. Quinn Dr Donna M. Gollnick

An ideal introductory text for aspiring teachers, Introduction to Teaching: Making a Difference in Student Learning is grounded in the realities and complexities found in today’s schools. Acclaimed authors Gene E. Hall, Linda F. Quinn, and Donna M. Gollnick thoroughly prepare readers to make a difference as teachers, presenting firsthand stories and evidence-based practices while offering a student-centered approach to learning. The authors focus on how to address one of the biggest challenges facing many of today’s schools—ensuring that all students are learning—and help teachers prioritize student learning as their primary focus. From true-to-life challenges that future teachers will face, such as high-stakes testing, reduced funding, low retention, and Common Core State Standards, to the inspiration and joy they will experience throughout their teaching careers, the Third Edition paints an importantly authentic picture of the real life of a teacher.

Grading for Equity: What It Is, Why It Matters, and How It Can Transform Schools and Classrooms

by Joe Feldman

“Joe Feldman shows us how we can use grading to help students become the leaders of their own learning and lift the veil on how to succeed. . . . This must-have book will help teachers learn to implement improved, equity-focused grading for impact.” --Zaretta Hammond, Author of Culturally Responsive Teaching & The Brain Crack open the grading conversation Here at last—and none too soon—is a resource that delivers the research base, tools, and courage to tackle one of the most challenging and emotionally charged conversations in today’s schools: our inconsistent grading practices and the ways they can inadvertently perpetuate the achievement and opportunity gaps among our students. With Grading for Equity, Joe Feldman cuts to the core of the conversation, revealing how grading practices that are accurate, bias-resistant, and motivational will improve learning, minimize grade inflation, reduce failure rates, and become a lever for creating stronger teacher-student relationships and more caring classrooms. Essential reading for schoolwide and individual book study or for student advocates, Grading for Equity provides A critical historical backdrop, describing how our inherited system of grading was originally set up as a sorting mechanism to provide or deny opportunity, control students, and endorse a “fixed mindset” about students’ academic potential—practices that are still in place a century later A summary of the research on motivation and equitable teaching and learning, establishing a rock-solid foundation and a “true north” orientation toward equitable grading practices Specific grading practices that are more equitable, along with teacher examples, strategies to solve common hiccups and concerns, and evidence of effectiveness Reflection tools for facilitating individual or group engagement and understanding As Joe writes, “Grading practices are a mirror not just for students, but for us as their teachers.” Each one of us should start by asking, “What do my grading practices say about who I am and what I believe?” Then, let’s make the choice to do things differently . . . with Grading for Equity as a dog-eared reference.

Grading for Equity: What It Is, Why It Matters, and How It Can Transform Schools and Classrooms

by Joe Feldman

“Joe Feldman shows us how we can use grading to help students become the leaders of their own learning and lift the veil on how to succeed. . . . This must-have book will help teachers learn to implement improved, equity-focused grading for impact.” --Zaretta Hammond, Author of Culturally Responsive Teaching & The Brain Crack open the grading conversation Here at last—and none too soon—is a resource that delivers the research base, tools, and courage to tackle one of the most challenging and emotionally charged conversations in today’s schools: our inconsistent grading practices and the ways they can inadvertently perpetuate the achievement and opportunity gaps among our students. With Grading for Equity, Joe Feldman cuts to the core of the conversation, revealing how grading practices that are accurate, bias-resistant, and motivational will improve learning, minimize grade inflation, reduce failure rates, and become a lever for creating stronger teacher-student relationships and more caring classrooms. Essential reading for schoolwide and individual book study or for student advocates, Grading for Equity provides A critical historical backdrop, describing how our inherited system of grading was originally set up as a sorting mechanism to provide or deny opportunity, control students, and endorse a “fixed mindset” about students’ academic potential—practices that are still in place a century later A summary of the research on motivation and equitable teaching and learning, establishing a rock-solid foundation and a “true north” orientation toward equitable grading practices Specific grading practices that are more equitable, along with teacher examples, strategies to solve common hiccups and concerns, and evidence of effectiveness Reflection tools for facilitating individual or group engagement and understanding As Joe writes, “Grading practices are a mirror not just for students, but for us as their teachers.” Each one of us should start by asking, “What do my grading practices say about who I am and what I believe?” Then, let’s make the choice to do things differently . . . with Grading for Equity as a dog-eared reference.

Concept-Based Mathematics: Teaching for Deep Understanding in Secondary Classrooms (Corwin Mathematics Series)

by Jennifer Wathall

Give math students the connections between what they learn and how they do math—and suddenly math makes sense If your secondary-school students are fearful of or frustrated by math, it’s time for a new approach. When you teach concepts rather than rote processes, you help students discover their own natural mathematical abilities. This book is a road map to retooling how you teach math in a deep, clear, and meaningful way to help students achieve higher-order thinking skills. Jennifer Wathall shows you how to plan units, engage students, assess understanding, incorporate technology, and there’s even a companion website with additional resources.

The SAGE Encyclopedia of Business Ethics and Society

by Robert W. Kolb

Thoroughly revised, updated, and expanded, The SAGE Encyclopedia of Business Ethics and Society, Second Edition explores current topics, such as mass social media, cookies, and cyber-attacks, as well as traditional issues including accounting, discrimination, environmental concerns, and management. The new edition also includes an in-depth examination of current and recent ethical affairs, such as the dangerous work environments of off-shore factories for Western retailers, the negligence resulting in the 2010 BP oil spill, the gender wage gap, the minimum wage debate and increasing income disparity and the unparalleled level of debt in the U.S. and other countries with the challenges it presents to many societies and the considerable impact on the ethics of intergenerational wealth transfers. Key Features Include: Seven volumes, available in both electronic and print formats, contain more than 1,200 signed entries by significant figures in the field Cross-references and suggestions for further readings to guide students to in-depth resources Thematic Reader's Guide groups related entries by general topics Index allows for thorough browse-and-search capabilities in the electronic edition

Recent Trends in Image Processing and Pattern Recognition: Second International Conference, RTIP2R 2018, Solapur, India, December 21–22, 2018, Revised Selected Papers, Part III (Communications in Computer and Information Science #1037)

by K. C. Santosh Ravindra S. Hegadi

This three-book set constitutes the refereed proceedings of the Second International Conference on Recent Trends in Image Processing and Pattern Recognition (RTIP2R) 2018, held in Solapur, India, in December 2018.The 173 revised full papers presented were carefully reviewed and selected from 374 submissions. The papers are organized in topical sections in the tree volumes. Part I: computer vision and pattern recognition; machine learning and applications; and image processing. Part II: healthcare and medical imaging; biometrics and applications. Part III: document image analysis; image analysis in agriculture; and data mining, information retrieval and applications.

Man–Machine–Environment System Engineering: Proceedings of the 19th International Conference on MMESE (Lecture Notes in Electrical Engineering #576)

by Balbir S. Dhillon Shengzhao Long

These proceedings showcase the best papers selected from more than 500 submissions, and introduce readers to the latest research topics and developmental trends in the theory and application of MMESE. The integrated research topic Man–Machine–Environment System Engineering (MMESE) was first established in China by Professor Shengzhao Long in 1981, with direct support from one of the greatest modern Chinese scientists, Xuesen Qian. In a letter to Long from October 22nd, 1993, Qian wrote: “You have created a very important modern science and technology in China!”MMESE studies the optimum combination of man–machine–environment systems. In this system, “man” refers to the people in the workplace (e.g. operators, decision-makers); “machine” is the general name for any object controlled by man (including tools, machinery, computers, systems and technologies), and “environment” describes the specific working conditions under which man and machine interact (e.g. temperature, noise, vibration, hazardous gases, etc.). The three main goals of optimizing man–machine–environment systems are to ensure safety, efficiency and economy.These proceedings present interdisciplinary studies on concepts and methods from physiology, psychology, system engineering, computer science, environmental science, management, education, and other related disciplines. They offer a valuable resource for all researchers and professionals whose work involves interdisciplinary areas touching on MMESE subjects.

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