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Teaching the Arts

by William Baker David Roy William Baker Amy Hamilton David Roy

Teaching the Arts: Early Childhood and Primary Education provides a comprehensive and exciting introduction to Arts education in Australia and New Zealand. By illustrating the fundamental links between theory and practice, this book equips students with the skills and knowledge to teach the Arts. The book covers each of the five Arts strands -dance, drama, media arts, music and visual arts - in detail. Each chapter encourages readers to engage with the Arts and provides opportunities to develop understanding and practical skills through reflective questions, examples and activities. Teaching the Arts draws important links to the Australian Curriculum, the New Zealand Curriculum, the Early Years Learning Framework and TeWhariki, and includes substantial references to Indigenous histories and cultures, relationships with Asia, and sustainability. Generously illustrated and featuring excellent on-line resources, Teaching the Arts is an indispensable resource for pre-service teachers.

Kant's Lectures on Ethics

by Lara Denis Oliver Sensen

This is the first book devoted to an examination of Kant's lectures on ethics, which provide a unique and revealing perspective on the development of his views. In fifteen newly commissioned essays, leading Kant scholars discuss four sets of student notes reflecting different periods of Kant's career: those taken by Herder (1762-4), Collins (mid-1770s), Mrongovius (1784-5) and Vigilantius (1793-4). The essays cover a diverse range of topics, from the relation between Kant's lectures and the Baumgarten textbooks, to obligation, virtue, love, the highest good, freedom, the categorical imperative, moral motivation and religion. Together they will provide the reader with a deeper and fuller understanding of the evolution of Kant's moral thought. The volume will be of interest to a range of readers in Kant studies, ethics, political philosophy, religious studies and the history of ideas.

Rogue Justice

by Geoffrey Household

After years on the run, an assassin seeks vengeance against the Nazis It's been four years since Raymond Ingelram failed to kill Hitler. All it took was a slight change in wind to force his bullet wide and put the entire German secret service on his tail. Ingelram ran to England, where he went to ground in the wilds of Dorset and finally escaped his pursuers. Safe at last, he does the only thing that makes sense: He decides to go back to Germany. War is raging across Europe, and Hitler deserves death more than ever. Infiltrating the Reich with a forged passport, Ingelram is thrown into a provincial prison--only to be freed by a stray RAF bomb. Wearing a stolen Nazi uniform, he again goes to ground . . . and forms a plan to tear Nazi Germany apart from the inside out.

Tales of Adventurers

by Geoffrey Household

Thirteen stories of daring and romance from a master storyteller Devenor has not had a good meal in five years. He dreams of Bucharest and the years between the wars, when he grew rich on Romanian oil, and fat on Romanian cooking. Of all the delicacies he packed into his ever-expanding belly, none were finer than those found in Gradina. It was the most decadent restaurant of the old regime, but under communism it has been thrown open to the workers, who profane its hallowed dining room with a ten-cent lunch of soup and bread. And so this portly oil magnate plots a trip behind the Iron Curtain to smuggle out Gradina's cook and sate his hunger evermore. Devenor is just one of the adventurers who star in the stories of this remarkable volume. From the islands of the Mediterranean to the peaks of the Andes, Geoffrey Household's heroes laugh at danger--but never on an empty stomach.

The Spanish Cave

by Geoffrey Household

A twelve year-old boy finds terror and adventure inside a Spanish cave When his parents died, Dick stepped aboard a ship on the Thames and left England behind forever. He made his way to Spain, where he found work as a fisherman. Life at sea is difficult, but since learning to speak their language, Dick has found the Spanish to be the most hospitable people on earth. They call him Ricardito and treat him as one of their own. It is an idyllic life--until the day he makes his discovery. Dick is fishing with a friend when their net drags the skull up from the bottom of the forbidding Cave of the Angels. Although the locals warn against exploring the mysterious cave, Dick cannot resist. Dared by one of his friends to spend a night there, Dick ventures inside. Something terrible lurks inside the Cave of the Angels, but there is no creature of the sea that can frighten Ricardito.

Watcher in the Shadows

by Geoffrey Household

After an assassination attempt, an ex-spy must run for his life As far as the police are concerned, Charles Dennim is a zoologist, and there is no reason anyone would want to kill him. And yet, one afternoon when Dennim is working at his desk, death knocks at his door. It is the postman, and he has a package slightly too large to fit through the mail slot. He tries to force it--and triggers the bomb that lies within. When Dennim emerges from the smoking ruin of his doorway, he sees the innocent postman, ripped in half on his front stoop. The police are baffled, but Dennim is not--for he was once a spy. This mild-mannered scientist spent World War II embedded deep in Nazi Germany, feeding secrets back to Great Britain. He buried that side of himself long ago, but a nameless killer has decided to dig it back up. To survive, Dennim must remember what it means to be a spy.

The Europe That Was

by Geoffrey Household

Tales of Europe, before and after the war, when lives could change in an instant Fleeing the Cuban revolution, a businessman's return to England is blocked by the secret police of General Franco. In Hungary, a peasant treasures a barrel of wine as a symbol of the world she lost during the war. At a Romanian ball, in the frenzied years that followed the break-up of the Austro-Hungarian Empire, a British traveler finds himself challenged to a duel. And in England, an American pilot stumbles into an auction and discovers that the Greek bowl in his hands may be worth far more than he is willing to pay. From country to country, Geoffrey Household takes us through the back alleys and open fields of the continent he knows so well, and finds that there is a beautiful madness in the European spirit that no war can kill.

Capricorn and Cancer

by Geoffrey Household

Stories, both comic and tragic, of the extremes to which men will go to get what they want At the height of World War II, a Spaniard fighting for Britain shoots a sergeant dead and resolves to face execution like a good soldier. On his first visit to Israel since 1919, a veteran of World War I remembers a long-ago encounter with Jewish refugees. When a gang of revolutionaries press a pistol to a general's neck, he dies in a fit of laughter. Working in the jungles of Argentina, a mechanic is surprised to discover himself falling in love. These are the tales that Geoffrey Household likes to tell. Some are funny; some are sad. Together, they span the oceans of the world. Including the novellas "The Salvation of Pisco Gabar" and "The Case of Valentin Lecormier," this remarkable collection of short fiction shows that whether writing about war or love, Geoffrey Household understood what it meant to be human.

Days of Your Fathers

by Geoffrey Household

A collection of poignant stories of men and women who yearn for home An Englishman adrift in New York, Harry Breown dreams of London's tube, its gardens, and its sleepy little pubs. In America, he has been forced to settle for a domineering wife and a bar full of gruff Americans who treat the gentle Englishman as an object of fun. He finds peace only in the shady pathways of the Bronx Zoo, where he has befriended a caged kangaroo--a fellow exile that recognizes Breown as a kindred spirit. Harry's greatest desire is to step into that cage and greet his friend face to face. He resolves that no matter what, he will get past the bars. As an author of thrillers and science fiction, Geoffrey Household distinguished himself with his unerring sense of the longing that lies within all mankind. In this collection of stories, he introduces us to unforgettable characters like Harry, who dream of the home they will never see again.

Voices in the Wardrobe

by Marlys Millhiser

Detoxing turns deadly when Hollywood agent Charlie Greene vows to prove that her troubled friend is no killer Agreeing to accompany her old friend Maggie to San Diego's exclusive Marina del Sol spa is a no-brainer for harried Hollywood agent and single mom Charlie Greene. What could be bad about chilling in the spa's purifying, gently eddying waters? Or being wrapped in seaweed and pampered with a granite body scrub and deep-tissue massage? Plenty, it turns out, when, after a lecture on orgasm after menopause, the camera-ready motivational speaker, Dr. Judy Judd, is found dead in one of the spa's pools. Maggie becomes the prime suspect when it's discovered that she was the last person to see the celebrity doctor alive. Charlie can barely get a coherent word out of her--especially with Maggie doped up on a dizzying cocktail of meds for her depression and wild mood swings. Then another murder rocks the spa. Joining forces with her ex-boyfriend, studly movie-star-turned-director Mitch Hilsten, Charlie fights to clear Maggie's name. But she may not be able to stop the killer, who's loose among the pampered detoxers and preparing for one final cleanse.

Murder in a Hot Flash

by Marlys Millhiser

Reluctant psychic Charlie Greene is called on to solve the case when a horror-film director gets the ax--and Charlie's mother is the prime suspect Between doing lunches, making deals, and being a full-time single mom, Hollywood literary agent and part-time psychic Charlie Greene doesn't have time to solve crimes. But when the number-one suspect in the murder of schlock horror director Gordon Cabot is her menopausal mother, Charlie suddenly finds herself a major player in a real-life movie more shocking than any screenwriter could have dreamed up. Cabot's callous disregard for the teeming plant life and critters serving as extras in his overbudget new film has made him plenty of enemies, including Charlie's mother, a biology professor specializing in rodents of the high-desert plateau. In spite of their volatile relationship, Charlie's certain that her mother's hot flashes have nothing to do with the corpse chilling out in this remote stretch of Utah desert, and to clear her mom's name, Charlie teams up with swoonworthy superstar environmentalist Mitch Hilsten. Amid warring film crews, wild cliff glides, and fears that Charlie's agency is going under, she and Mitch race to catch a cunning killer of the lethal, two-legged variety in this electrifying novel.

Death of the Office Witch

by Marlys Millhiser

West Coast literary agent Charlie Greene is on the case when an unexplained murder baffles the local cops--and brings out Charlie's blossoming psychic gifts Raising a fast-maturing teenage daughter, keeping up with the mortgage payments, and trying to launch a successful Hollywood career would be difficult for anyone. But Charlie Greene has an additional, more unusual challenge to deal with: her emerging abilities as a clairvoyant. And when Gloria Tuschman, the universally hated receptionist in Charlie's office and a practicing witch, is found dead in a garbage can--and pleads for Charlie's help from beyond the grave--the police turn to the reluctant psychic for clues. Charlie's colorful cast of colleagues, including Larry the Kid and Dorian the Dapper, are high on the list of suspects. And Charlie can't rule out members of Gloria's own coven. After someone else vanishes, Charlie starts attending séances and follows a trail of blackmail and guilty secrets in an effort to unmask a killer who's scattering clues in this world and the next. She must believe in her new powers if she is to match wits with the murderer in this unpredictable paranormal mystery.

Single Handed

by Daniel M. Cohen

From a World War II concentration camp to the Korean War to the White House, this is the incredible story of Tibor "Teddy" Rubin, the only Holocaust survivor ever to receive a Medal of Honor...In 1944, a thirteen-year-old Hungarian boy named Tibor Rubin was captured by the Nazis and sent to the notorious Mauthausen concentration camp. The teenager endured its horrors for more than a year. After surviving the Holocaust, he arrived penniless in America, barely speaking English.In 1950, Tibor volunteered for service in the Korean War. After acts of heroism that included single-handedly defending a hill against an onslaught of enemy soldiers, braving sniper fire to rescue a wounded comrade, and commandeering a machine gun after its crew was killed, he was captured. As a POW, Tibor called on his experience in Mauthausen to help fellow GIs survive two and half years of captivity.Tibor returned from Korea in 1953, but it wasn't until 2005--at age 76--that he was invited to the White House, where he received the Medal of Honor from President George W. Bush. It had taken over half a century for Tibor's adopted homeland to recognize this Jewish immigrant for acts of valor that went "beyond the call of duty." But when it did, the former Hungarian refugee became the only survivor of the Holocaust to have earned America's highest military distinction.Drawing on eyewitness accounts and extensive interviews, author Daniel M. Cohen presents the inspiring story of Tibor "Teddy" Rubin for the first time in its entirety and gives us a stirring portrait of a true hero.INCLUDES PHOTOS

Ratscalibur

by Josh Lieb

The New York Times bestselling author of I Am A Genius of Unspeakable Evil and I Want to Be Your Class President reinvents the Excalibur legend--with rats! When Joey is bitten by an elderly rat, he goes from aspiring seventh-grader to three-inch tall rodent.At first, Joey is amazed by his new rat self. The city streets call to him at night. Smells that would have repelled him before are suddenly tantalizing. (A chicken bone? Yes! A squashed cockroach? Like perfume!) And wow, the freedom! But when a bout of hunger leads Joey to pull the spork from the scone, he finds himself at the center of a longtime rat prophecy.Joey has unwittingly unlocked the sword Ratscalibur; and now, it is up to him to protect his new rat friends from the evil crows who seek to destroy their peaceful kingdom. But what does an eleven-year-old know about actual swordplay? And what happens when Joey no longer wants to be a rat?

Glimmer

by Beth Kery

From the New York Times bestselling author of Because You Are Mine, a scorching new novel about forbidden desire... After graduating from her M.B.A. program, Alice Reed is surprised when she's recruited for the management training experience at legendary Camp Durand, owned by Durand Inc.'s young, billionaire CEO, Dylan Fall. The company usually recruits from Ivy League schools, not insignificant colleges like Alice's. Alice enthusiastically accepts, but she still wonders why Dylan would choose a girl from the wrong side of the tracks for the prestigious program. But after a passionate encounter one night, she discovers exactly why--Dylan wants her, and Alice can hardly resist his fierce sexual appetites, though she is amazed that she could appeal to an experienced, sophisticated man like Dylan. As Dylan introduces her to thrilling, erotic territory, Alice discovers a delicious new part of herself. Night after night, she steals away to find ecstasy and escape in Dylan's arms. But behind her lover's powerfully magnetic facade, Alice senses darkness, secrets from Dylan's past lurking in his beautiful, lonely mansion--secrets that are starting to haunt Alice. And the ghosts of the truth might tear Dylan and Alice apart forever . . .

Raising Demons

by Shirley Jackson

In the uproarious sequel to Life Among the Savages, the author of The Haunting of Hill House confronts the most vexing demons yet: her childrenIn the long out-of-print sequel to Life Among the Savages, Jackson's four children have grown from savages into full-fledged demons. After bursting the seams of their first house, Jackson's clan moves into a larger home. Of course, the chaos simply moves with them. A confrontation with the IRS, Little League, trumpet lessons, and enough clutter to bury her alive--Jackson spins them all into an indelible reminder that every bit as thrilling as a murderous family in a haunted house is a happy family in a new home.

A Shattered Moment

by Tiffany King

In the new series by the bestselling author of the Woodfalls Girls novels, six friends--fresh from high school graduation--discover that the future can come at you from out of nowhere.This is Mackenzie's story...Mackenzie Wilson once had hope for what life had to offer, but everything changed on the night of her graduation. A year later, the only way she can find comfort is by keeping her head down and hoping she remains unnoticed at college.When Bentley James discovered Mac in that twisted SUV, he was just a newbie EMT on his first call. It was a gut-wrenching moment that made him realize not everyone can be saved--and sometimes they don't want to be.A chance encounter on campus brings Bentley back into Mac's life. Despite her initial resistance, he sets out to discover the girl hiding beneath a shield of seclusion. He evokes painful memories in Mac--but also feelings. As the spark between them grows, Mac must decide if she can let go of the past and believe in something as fragile as love...

A Fearless Heart

by Thupten Jinpa

The Buddhist practice of mindfulness caught on in the west when we began to understand the everyday, personal benefits it brought us. Now, in this extraordinary book, the highly acclaimed thought leader and longtime English translator of His Holiness the Dalai Lama shows us that compassion can bring us even more. Based on the landmark course in compassion training Jinpa helped create at Stanford Medical School, A Fearless Heart shows us that we actually fear compassion. We worry that if we are too compassionate with others we will be taken advantage of, and if we are too compassionate with ourselves we will turn into slackers. Using science, insights from both classical Buddhist and western psychology, and stories both from others and from his own extraordinary life, Jinpa shows us how to train our compassion muscle to relieve stress, fight depression, improve our health, achieve our goals, and change our world. Practical, spiritual, and immediately relevant, A Fearless Heart will speak to readers of The Art of Happiness and Wherever You Go, There You Are.

Ruins of War

by John A. Connell

A chilling novel of murder and madness in post-World War II Germany...Winter 1945. Seven months after the Nazi defeat, Munich is in ruins. Mason Collins--a former Chicago homicide detective, U.S. soldier, and prisoner of war--is now a U.S. Army criminal investigator in the American Zone of Occupation. It's his job to enforce the law in a place where order has been obliterated. And his job just became much more dangerous.A killer is stalking the devastated city--one who has knowledge of human anatomy, enacts mysterious rituals with his prey, and seems to pick victims at random. Relying on his wits and instincts, Mason must venture places where his own life is put at risk: from interrogation rooms with unrepentant Nazi war criminals to penetrating the U.S. Army's own black market.What Mason doesn't know is that the killer he's chasing is stalking him, too...From the Hardcover edition.

Two of Hearts

by Christina Lee

From the author of the Between Breaths novels comes a gripping romance about finding yourself while taking a second chance at your first love... Dakota Nakos was always the resilient, strong-willed achiever. But when her father dies and she's entrusted with the family's casino, she feels vulnerable, scared, and more than a little emotional --not exactly the best time to see an old lover she's never really gotten over.Dakota once meant the world to Shane Garrity. Then suddenly he left town to train as a U.S. Marshal, and their love for each other crashed into a memory. Now he's come home for her father's funeral, and one look at the girl he left behind stirs up both memories and regrets, and reignites a fire he feared he'd lost forever.Dakota may be the same driven girl she always was, but she's also changed in ways neither could have anticipated. She's not just a young woman searching for own identity in the Native American community in which she was raised, but one questioning her new life outside her father's shadow. Above all she wonders if Shane can push past her weakened defenses to rekindle what they once had, or whether the intense blaze between them will ultimately reduce her heart to ashes.

Brew Better Beer

by Emma Christensen

This next-generation beer book shares the secrets to thinking like a brewer, with basic recipes for each style of beer followed by inspired variations that reveal which flavors, infusions, hops, and yeasts are best suited to experimentation. This photographic homebrewing course builds a foundation for learning the core styles (such as A Very Good IPA) then trying out variations (Citrusy Citra Dry-Hopped IPA, Spruce and Cedar Double IPA, and so on) that teach homebrewers which flavors and ingredients pair best with that style. This building-block approach allows homebrewers to become "fluent" in brewing beer and create their own signature variations. With small one-gallon batches perfect for experimentation, plus five-gallon instructions for those looking to reap full rewards from their brewing investment, this book's recipes and teaching style will appeal to both beginner weekend warriors and intermediate homebrewers. Inspired recipes such as Riding Lawnmower Pale Ale, Kombucha Sour Ale, Finnish Juniper Rye Sahti Ale, Figgy Pudding British Barleywine, and Farmer's Market Gruit will bring out the confident brewer in every do-it-yourselfer.

Field Guide to Tools

by John Kelsey

Finally, a field guide to identifying and utilizing more than 100 tools, from an awl to a propane torch, from a table saw to a screwdriver! Field Guide to Tools is the ultimate guide to all the gear any handyperson requires. Hardware stores, home stores, and garden stores are full of unrecognizable items--here's how you can find out what tool is appropriate for your job and just how to go about employing it. Descriptive pages outline the basic history and use for each tool, inventive alternate functions, and operating principles; component parts are illustrated by helpful diagrams; and more than 100 full-color photographs aid in identification while at the hardware store. Step-by-step directions walk you through the basics of using each tool properly and safely. Don't attempt another at-home fix-it project without Field Guide to Tools!

Stuff Every Golfer Should Know

by Brian Bertoldo

This little book teaches everything you'll need to get your golf lifestyle up to par.Discover:* How to Calculate Your Handicap* How to Play in the Rain* How to Keep Fit for Golfing* Games to Play within the Game* The Best Golf Travel DestinationsPlus tricks for reading the green, tips for playing in the wind, a guide to course etiquette, advice on golfing with kids, and much more!

Nick and Tesla's Special Effects Spectacular

by Steve Hockensmith Bob Pflugfelder

What do a pair of kid inventors with a knack for science and electronics do when Hollywood comes to town? Why save the day, of course! In Nick and Tesla's Special Effects Spectacular, 11-year-old siblings Nick and Tesla Holt find themselves on the set of a big-budget superhero movie. But someone's sabotaging the onscreen debut of their favorite comic book hero, so the brother and sister sleuths must crack the case with the help of a fresh assortment of homemade special-effects gadgets. This cinematic saga features instructions for all-new movie magic projects that kids can build themselves, such as camera gear, stunt dummies, make-up magic, and more. Science and electronics have never been so much fun! "How do you connect students interested in STEM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics) with fiction reading? Look for science adventures. Get started with the Nick and Tesla series. Each book contains an engaging adventure revolving around a 'build-it-yourself' science project."--Teacher Librarian"Real project blueprints are included along with this tale of 11-year-old siblings who create outrageous contraptions and top-secret gadgets."--Los Angeles Times

The Enlightenment of Nina Findlay

by Andrea Gillies

What happens when you can't see that the man you married is actually the one you love?For her whole life Nina Findlay has been in a love triangle with two Italian brothers, Paolo, whom she married, and Luca, with whom she was always in love and who remained her best friend throughout her marriage. Now Nina faces the future alone--estranged from Luca and separated from Paolo, she escapes to the tiny Greek island where she honeymooned twenty-five years earlier. After an accident she finds herself in the hospital telling her life story to an eagerly attentive doctor. As their conversations unfold she comes to understand the twists and turns of her romantic life and the unconscious influence of her parents' marriage on her own.

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