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Karen's Accident (Baby-Sitters Little Sister #81)

by Ann M. Martin

Injured after falling from her tree house, Karen is rushed to the hospital for an emergency operation. Afterward, she becomes overly cautious and fearful of suffering another accident ... until she participates in a special class project.

Karen's Big Fight (Baby-Sitters Little Sister #79)

by Ann M. Martin

When Thanksgiving nears, family discussions about thankfulness move Karen to put aside her anger for her brother, and help him adjust to his new school.

An Introductory Course on Differentiable Manifolds

by Siavash Shahshahani

Based on author Siavash Shahshahani's extensive teaching experience, this volume presents a thorough, rigorous course on the theory of differentiable manifolds. Geared toward advanced undergraduates and graduate students in mathematics, the treatment's prerequisites include a strong background in undergraduate mathematics, including multivariable calculus, linear algebra, elementary abstract algebra, and point set topology. More than 200 exercises offer students ample opportunity to gauge their skills and gain additional insights.The four-part treatment begins with a single chapter devoted to the tensor algebra of linear spaces and their mappings. Part II brings in neighboring points to explore integrating vector fields, Lie bracket, exterior derivative, and Lie derivative. Part III, involving manifolds and vector bundles, develops the main body of the course. The final chapter provides a glimpse into geometric structures by introducing connections on the tangent bundle as a tool to implant the second derivative and the derivative of vector fields on the base manifold. Relevant historical and philosophical asides enhance the mathematical text, and helpful Appendixes offer supplementary material.

Karen's Half Birthday (Baby-Sitters Little Sister #78)

by Ann M. Martin

Teased by her peers because she is the youngest student in the class, Karen Karen makes a big deal out of turning seven-and-a-half. She throws a party to celebrate, with half a cake, half-filled goody bags, and games played halfway. Then her classmates retaliate by teasing her.

Karen's School Surprise (Baby-Sitters Little Sister #77)

by Ann M. Martin

Your answer, please ... Ms. Coleman has a big surprise. Karen's class is going to be on a TV quiz show! School Stars is a show with school questions and silly stunts. Karen's class is very excited, and Karen and her friends practice a lot. Karen thinks they are gigundoly good. But will they win the big prize?

Karen's Magic Garden (Baby-Sitters Little Sister #76)

by Ann M. Martin

The family garden that Karen and her cousin Diana explore holds enchanting, long-lost secrets.

George Washington: A Life

by Woodrow Wilson

A president-to-be chronicles the life and times of the historic first Chief Executive in this insightful biography. Before his entry into politics, Woodrow Wilson was a noted educator and historian, and his erudition shines in this fascinating profile of George Washington's rise to leadership. Wilson traces the iconic figure's path from his birth in a tranquil settlement through his explosive military career and precedent-setting administration, providing a fascinating portrait of colonial America along the way. "Bred a gentleman and man of honor in the free school of Virginian society," Washington came of age with the first stir of revolutionary events. His training as a surveyor made him an expert woodsman and hardy traveler, qualities that served him well during his rough apprenticeship in the French and Indian War. At the age of 44, the Revolution found him an experienced commander who organized and trained the army in addition to fighting in its battles and serving as a symbol of organized resistance. After his selfless resignation of power upon achieving victory, Washington was compelled to take on a task even harder than those of wartime: the formation of a unified national government. This edition of Wilson's scholarly yet readable biography is splendidly illustrated with portraits and maps as well as illustrations by Howard Pyle, among others, who collaborated closely with the author on depictions of episodes from Washington's extraordinary life.

Calculus: A Rigorous First Course

by Daniel J. Velleman

Designed for undergraduate mathematics majors, this rigorous and rewarding treatment covers the usual topics of first-year calculus: limits, derivatives, integrals, and infinite series. Author Daniel J. Velleman focuses on calculus as a tool for problem solving rather than the subject's theoretical foundations. Stressing a fundamental understanding of the concepts of calculus instead of memorized procedures, this volume teaches problem solving by reasoning, not just calculation. The goal of the text is an understanding of calculus that is deep enough to allow the student to not only find answers to problems, but also achieve certainty of the answers' correctness. No background in calculus is necessary. Prerequisites include proficiency in basic algebra and trigonometry, and a concise review of both areas provides sufficient background. Extensive problem material appears throughout the text and includes selected answers. Complete solutions are available to instructors.

Karen's County Fair (Baby-Sitter Little Sister #75)

by Ann M. Martin

Karen's at farm camp this summer, and she's going to enter a lamb in the county fair. When her friend Tia comes to visit, Karen is sure she'll enjoy helping Karen get ready for the big day. The problem is that Tia has come East to see city life! Though Karen doesn't win at the county fair, she has a great time with her friends--and so does Tia.

Karen's Softball Mystery (Baby-Sitters Little Sister #74)

by Ann M. Martin

Karen is so busy! It's softball season and she's planning a party for Ms. Colman's return to school after having a baby. Then odd things start happening at team practice--equipment is disappearing, pages are ripped from Kristy's softball notebook--and Karen must solve a mystery too.

Karen's Dinosaur (Baby-Sitters Little Sister #73)

by Ann M. Martin

Anticipating a fun-filled trip to New York City, where her class will visit the museum on the same day as her pen pal's class, Karen fears the trip will be spoiled for her by David Michael, who is furious that his class cannot go on the trip as well.

Selected Short Stories

by Anthony Trollope

Popular and prolific, Anthony Trollope wrote 47 novels as well as dozens of short stories that provide fascinating insights into Victorian life, behavior, and morals. A careful observer of people and places, Trollope created realistic, unsentimental depictions of everyday life that offer enduring entertainment as well as vivid reflections of the attitudes of his era. These six stories originally appeared in periodicals, and Trollope may have drawn upon his experiences as an editor in writing "Mary Gresley," concerning a young woman with literary ambitions, and "The Spotted Dog," chronicling a harried scholar's attempts to work in peace. Christmas stories include "The Mistletoe Bough," a tale of a broken engagement, and "Not If I Know It," relating a family falling-out. Courtship and class distinctions receive wry treatments in "The Parson's Daughter of Oxney Colne," in which a well-to-do suitor receives his comeuppance, and "The Two Heroines of Plumplington," a tale of romance stymied by parental snobbery.

Reasoning About Luck: Probability and Its Uses in Physics

by Vinay Ambegaokar

This book introduces college students and other readers to the uses of probability and statistics in the physical sciences, focusing on thermal and statistical physics and touching upon quantum physics. Widely praised as beautifully written and thoughtful, Reasoning About Luck explains concepts in a way that readers can understand and enjoy, even students who are not specializing in science and those outside the classroom — only some familiarity with basic algebra is necessary. Attentive readers will come away with a solid grasp of many of the basic concepts of physics and some excellent insights into the way physicists think and work. "If students who are not majoring in science understood no more physics than that presented by Ambegaokar, they would have a solid basis for thinking about physics and the other sciences." — Physics Today."There is a real need for rethinking how we teach thermal physics—at all levels, but especially to undergraduates. Professor Ambegaokar has done just that, and given us an outstanding and ambitious textbook for nonscience majors. I find Professor Ambegaokar's style throughout the book to be graceful and witty, with a nice balance of both encouragement and admonishment." — American Journal of Physics.

Karen's New Puppy (Baby-Sitters Little Sister #72)

by Ann M. Martin

Devastated when the family dog, Midgie, runs away, Karen is cheered when her parents adopt a new puppy named Sadie, but Karen is unprepared for the hard work and occasional disappointment associated with a new young pet.

Karen's Island Adventure (Baby-Sitters Little Sister #71)

by Ann M. Martin

Fun in the sun Karen and the family visit a tropical island. There are lots of fun things to do there. Karen explores caves, hunts for seashells, and snorkels in the sea. She even meets a new friend. But Sandy is sad and quiet. Can Karen help Sandy share in her island adventures?

Karen's Grandad (Baby-Sitters Little Sister #70)

by Ann M. Martin

Good friends Karen is happy that Granny and Grandad are living at the little house. But Grandad has not been feeling well. He cannot leave the house. Karen feels sad about Grandad, so she cheers him up. She reads books with him as he rests. Then Grandad gets really sick. Karen is worried. She loves Grandad so much.

Karen's Big Sister (Baby-Sitters Little Sister #69)

by Ann M. Martin

Karen is jealous when her Dad gives her stepsister Kristy a special pin. So Karen borrows it without Kristy's permission, but then loses it in the snow. Now what is Karen going to do?

Japandemonium Illustrated: The Yokai Encyclopedias of Toriyama Sekien

by Hiroko Yoda Matt Alt Toriyama Sekien

First English publication of all four of Sekien's masterworks: The Illustrated Demons' Night Parade, More Illustrated Demons from Past and Present, Even More Demons from Past and Present, and An Idle Horde of Things.

An Interactive Introduction to Knot Theory

by Allison K. Henrich Inga Johnson

This well-written and engaging volume, intended for undergraduates, introduces knot theory, an area of growing interest in contemporary mathematics. The hands-on approach features many exercises to be completed by readers. Prerequisites are only a basic familiarity with linear algebra and a willingness to explore the subject in a hands-on manner.The opening chapter offers activities that explore the world of knots and links — including games with knots — and invites the reader to generate their own questions in knot theory. Subsequent chapters guide the reader to discover the formal definition of a knot, families of knots and links, and various knot notations. Additional topics include combinatorial knot invariants, knot polynomials, unknotting operations, and virtual knots.

Karen's Angel (Baby-Sitters Little Sister #68)

by Ann M. Martin

Karen gets to be an angel in the school pageant ... and witnesses a heartwarming miracle when the homemade angel on their family Christmas tree is mysteriously replaced by a beautiful one on Christmas morning.

Karen's Turkey Day (Baby-Sitters Little Sister #67)

by Ann M. Martin

Anticipating all the Thanksgiving festivities, including a visit by her grandparents and the New York City parade, Karen fears things are going from bad to worse when Grandad gets sick and her parents become occupied with grownup things.

Karen's Monsters (Baby-Sitters Little Sister #66)

by Ann M. Martin

Karen's stepbrother, Charlie, is building a very scary monster for the Halloween parade. Then the monster disappears, and Karen thinks he has come to life.

The Art of Leather Burning: Step-by-Step Pyrography Techniques

by Lora Susan Irish

Legendary wood and leather crafter Lora Susan Irish focuses solely on leather pyrography techniques and projects for the first time in this book. She presents instructions for a dozen easy-to-make projects, including jewelry, wallets, journals, and belts, in a spectacular array of patterns ranging from American West and Celtic motifs to wildlife and tattoo-inspired imagery. The completed projects are perfect for gift-giving or personal use.Moving from tools and supplies to pyrography and leather crafting basics; pattern techniques; leather selection; and the projects themselves, the book includes detailed, step-by-step directions with full-color photographs. Sidebars and tips offer helpful hints. This invaluable guide is ideal for experienced crafters as well as those who wish to acquire leather-crafting and leather-burning skills.

Strangers No More: Tales of Alien Life by Science Fiction Masters Isaac Asimov, Philip José Farmer, Marion Zimmer Bradley and More!

by Dover

Drawn from the leading pulp magazines of the 1950s — Galaxy, Amazing Science Fiction Stories, and Fantastic Universe — these eight groundbreaking selections offer spellbinding science-fiction tales of encounters with Martians and other extraterrestrials. "Youth," by Isaac Asimov, recounts two friends' discovery of a pair of strange little animals the morning after mysterious thunder without a storm. Philip José Farmer's "Rastignac the Devil" tells of a fight against despotism 300 years in the future, and in "Year of the Big Thaw," by Marion Zimmer Bradley, a Connecticut farmer explains why he doesn't know the actual birthplace of his phenomenally gifted son.Other selections include "Warrior Race," by Robert Sheckley, which focuses on breaking an enemy's spirit; "Alien Offer," by Al Sevcik, concerning a risky chance to save Earth's children; Clifford D. Simak's "The World That Couldn’t Be," in which a farmer must hunt down the unusual creatures destroying his crops; "Earthmen Bearing Gifts," by Fredric Brown, telling of an attempted exchange by the red and blue planets; and Stanley G. Weinbaum's "A Martian Odyssey," a tale that changed the course of science fiction.

Karen's Toys (Baby-Sitters Little Sister #65)

by Ann M. Martin

Discouraged when her mother will not allow her and her brother, Andrew, to purchase the toy gun accessories that were featured in an exciting new action movie, Karen plots to save up her money to buy the toys on the sly.

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