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Attacking Probability and Statistics Problems

by David S. Kahn

Concise and highly focused, this volume offers everything high school and beginning college students need to know to handle problems in probability and statistics. Numerous rigorously tested examples and coherent, to-the-point explanations are presented in an easy-to-follow format.The treatment is organized in a way that permits readers to advance sequentially or skip around between chapters. An essential companion volume to the author's Attacking Trigonometry Problems and Attacking Problems in Logarithms and Exponential Functions, this book will equip students with the skills they will need to successfully approach the problems in probability and statistics that they will encounter on exams.

Make in a Day: Pompom Crafts

by Victoria Hudgins

Add a bit of pizzazz to a variety of objects with pompom crafts that you can make in a day. These handcrafted yarn ornaments are simple to make -- and no previous crafting experience is necessary. Quick and easy projects include a headband, a pendant, pillow and dish towel trim, wall flags, and other craft items for home décor.Each book in Dover's Make in a Day series presents 15 projects with illustrated step-by-step instructions. The beginner-friendly projects are ideal for anyone wishing to whip up something simple but special. Creating pompom crafts adds a personal touch and a dash of handmade charm. Supplies are easy to obtain and are readily available at major craft stores. Other titles in the series include Make in a Day: Modern Wreaths and Make in a Day: Paper Flowers.

Make in a Day: Paper Flowers

by Amanda Evanston Freund

These colorful blooms will brighten any room -- and best of all, you can make them in a day! You'll find that it's a cinch to add a spring-like air to any room with a bouquet of daffodils, a cluster of hyacinths, or a vivid bunch of favorite blossoms, and no previous experience is necessary. Each book in Dover's Make in a Day series presents 15 projects with illustrated step-by-step instructions. The beginner-friendly projects are ideal for anyone wishing to whip up something simple but special. Creating paper flowers adds a personal touch and a dash of handmade charm. Supplies are easy to obtain and readily available at major craft stores. Other titles in the series include Make in a Day: Modern Wreaths and Make in a Day: Pompom Crafts.

Karen's Magician (Baby-Sitters Little Sister #55)

by Ann M. Martin

Karen and Andrew love magic, and Andrew was beaming as he walked up onto the stage. "Please drop your objects into the tank," said Mr. Wizard. First the objects disappeared, then they turned into goldfish!

Karen's Candy (Baby-Sitters Little Sister #54)

by Ann M. Martin

Karen and her friends are sure they're going to win the candy-selling contest.

Karen's School Bus (Baby-Sitters Little Sister #53)

by Ann M. Martin

After an incident using the school bus for the first time, and continuous problems afterwards, Karen no longer wants to use the bus. What could ever make her change her mind?

Robota

by Orson Scott Card Doug Chiang Gareth Edwards

A captivating tale of action, romance, and betrayal, Robota features breathtaking illustrations that add a cinematic scope to every page. Orson Scott Card, author of the award-winning bestseller Ender's Game, collaborated with artist Doug Chiang on the story and wrote the narrative for this visionary work. This edition includes additional, never-before-seen art that Chiang developed for a prospective Robota film. Plus, Gareth Edwards, the director of both Godzilla (2014) and the upcoming Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, provides a new Preface. An elaborate study in world-building that traces a human's journey through a preindustrial civilization, Robota explores the relationship between nature and technology. The hero, Caps, awakens with amnesia in a fantastic world of dinosaurs and talking animals -- a land of enchantment dominated by giant robots and their sadistic general, Kaantur-Set, who is bent on human genocide. With the help of Juomes, a yeti-like hunter-beast, Caps must battle the tyrannical robots and rediscover his true identity.

The Road

by Jack London

"I went on 'The Road' because I couldn't keep away from it; because I hadn't the price of the railroad fare in my jeans; because I was so made that I couldn't work all my life on 'one same shift'; because -- well, just because it was easier to than not to."Jack London's "road" is the railroad, and these reminiscences paint a vivid portrait of life in the United States during the major economic depression of the 1890s. His compelling adventures include a month-long detention in a state penitentiary for vagrancy, as well as his travels with Kelly's Army, a group of unemployed workers who united to protest the labor environment.London honed his storytelling skills during his hobo days, spinning yarns to avoid arrest and to cajole food and money from sympathetic listeners. This compelling memoir -- which inspired the 1973 movie Emperor of the North Pole -- also chronicles London's inner journey, from self-interested freebooter to social activist.

Mathematical Aspects of Subsonic and Transonic Gas Dynamics

by Lipman Bers

This concise volume by a prominent mathematician offers an important survey of mathematical aspects of the theory of compressible fluids. The treatment is geared toward advanced undergraduates and graduate students in physics, applied mathematics, and engineering. Focusing on two-dimensional steady potential flows, the text eschews detailed proofs in favor of clear indications of the main ideas and descriptions of new mathematical concepts and methods that arose in connection with these chapters in fluid dynamics.Starting with a general discussion of the differential equations of a compressible gas flow, the book advances to the mathematical background of subsonic flow theory. Subsequent chapters explore the behavior of a flow at infinity and methods for the determination of flows around profiles, flows in channels and with a free boundary, the mathematical background of transonic gas dynamics, and some problems in transonic flow. An extensive bibliography of 400 papers concludes the text.

The The Log Cabin Book:: A Complete Builder's Guide to Small Homes and Shelters

by Oliver Kemp

This vintage guide from over a century ago offers timeless, practical advice on building log cabins. Plans and directions for simple structures are easy enough for amateurs to follow; time and inclination are the only necessary elements. Each of the designs has been tested and allows numberless alterations to suit the builder's tastes and requirements. Instructions range from selecting a site and safe, efficient methods of cutting down trees for building materials to building an ice house and boathouse to furnishing and decorating interiors. Photographs and drawings provide clear images for a variety of wilderness homes, including floor plans for The Block House, Wildwood, Crow's Nest, Idlewild, and other rustic retreats. Rich in nostalgic charm as well as useful applications, this manual offers priceless guidance to handymen, woodworkers, and hunters as well as those interested in small houses, construction, and home history and seekers of off-the-grid, environmentally friendly living.

Karen's Mermaid (Baby-Sitters Little Sister #52)

by Ann M. Martin

While visiting Sea City, Karen tries to bring a bossy girl down a peg by bragging that she saw a real live mermaid in the ocean, until a note from a real mermaid arrives, asking Karen to be her friend.

Karen's Big Top (Baby-Sitters Club Little Sister #51)

by Ann M. Martin

Loving the activities of circus camp, Karen is swept up by her new friendship with circus performer Jillian, the antics of the clowns, the daring stunts of the trapeze artists, a surprise party for Nannie, and her new duties as ringmaster.

Karen's Lucky Penny (Baby-Sitters Little Sister #50)

by Ann M. Martin

Karen finds a shiny new penny that gives her all sorts of good luck, then learns the hard way how to manage her good fortune.

Karen's Stepmother (Baby-Sitters Little Sister #49)

by Ann M. Martin

Karen and her brother Andrew have difficulty adjusting to their new stepmother, Elizabeth, and Karen is furious when Elizabeth reprimands her for not doing her chores and for interrupting people.

The Ladies' Hand Book of Fancy and Ornamental Work: Directions and Patterns from the Civil War Era

by Florence Hartley

Discover the techniques behind museum-quality pieces and treasured heirlooms with this guide to antique needlework and handcrafts. Originally published in 1859, The Ladies' Hand Book of Fancy and Ornamental Work offers well-illustrated instructions for making the kinds of highly decorated items prized by Victorian homemakers: quilts, doilies, cushions, and ornamental knick-knacks as well as embellishments for collars, hair ornaments, purses, and other items. More than 262 engraved patterns, drawn from English, French, and German sources, encompass a tremendous array of handcrafts: applique, bead work, braiding, crochet, embroidery, knitting, knotting, lace-work, netting, patchwork, quilting, tapestry, tatting, and many other techniques. A rich source of authentic patterns, this volume also provides a historic view of the lives of nineteenth-century women in terms of their pastimes and their forms of creative self-expression.

The Chess Endgame Study: A Comprehensive Introduction Second Edition

by A. J. Roycroft

The endgame study, like the chess problem, eliminates over-the-board competition to concentrate on an invented endgame position carefully plotted to fox, bewilder, challenge, and otherwise stimulate the solver. Unlike problems, studies do not stipulate the number of moves to the solution; they demand a greater knowledge of endgame theory, thus becoming useful tools for actual players while giving "studyists" self-contained epiphanies of compositional art. A. J. Roycroft, founder of the Chess Endgame Study Circle and editor of its magazine EG, presents this complete introduction to the endgame study. Roycroft writes the history of endgame study with its international roster of great theorists and composers; he directs an encyclopedic discourse to all varieties of chess lovers -- casual solvers, composers and connoisseurs, analysts and judges; and he offers over 400 endgame studies dating from ninth-century Arabia to the present. All studies, from the transparent to the endlessly complex, are annotated with genial wit and spirit. Roycroft devotes much coverage to definition, classification, and retrieval of published endgame studies, providing his own modification of the Guy-Blandford system. He also investigates motivation and creativity, summing up with a grand apologia on chess as game, science, and art.

The Art of Illustration

by Edmund J. Sullivan

An influential teacher whose pen-and-ink drawings helped define the style of the early twentieth century, Edmund J. Sullivan sought to define the principles behind good illustration. His treatise - richly illustrated with black-and-white engravings by Holbein, Dürer, Rubens, Blake, and many others - also offers suggestions on materials and methods. Sullivan, who came of age during the heyday of graphic design and book illustration, was a firm believer in free but faithful artistic interpretations. In The Art of Illustration, he conducts a fascinating journey through art history that ranges back and forth in time from his contemporaries -- including Beardsley, Doré, and Whistler -- to Botticelli and other old masters. Sullivan's knowledgeable and informative discourse covers symbolism, cartoons, the use of models, the illustration of poetry and plays, children's books, and a host of other topics of enduring interest to artists and art lovers.

Karen's Two Families (Baby-Sitters Little Sister #48)

by Ann M. Martin

Karen and her brother Andrew, whose parents are divorced, want to spend equal time with both parents. So they help their parents make a new custody arrangement to make everyone happier.

Karen's Kite (Baby-Sitters Little Sister #47)

by Ann M. Martin

While Ms. Colman's class makes kites for their kite-flying contest, Karen gets into a fight with her best friend, Natalie. Karen tries to make up with Natalie and win the contest.

Karen's Baby-Sitter (Baby-Sitters Little Sister #46)

by Ann M. Martin

Karen decides that she has a crush on the new baby-sitter, Bart Taylor, and when Bart asks her over to his house, Karen wonders if it is actually a date.

Art Nouveau Architecture

by M. J. Gradl R. Beauclair

Published in Paris in 1902, these rare plates offer a unique source of details of the era's "modern" architecture. The 58 full-color images originally appeared in a short-lived periodical from the height of the Art Nouveau period. They provide an authentic source of information on how Art Nouveau influenced architectural design in the early twentieth century. Illustrations include windows, doorways, joists, railings, stairways, chimneys, ornamental woodwork, exterior decoration, elaborate ironwork, and much more. Additional plates depict interior and exterior views of these architectural elements in actual and planned buildings and rooms designed by architects of the period. Brief captions supply details for each plate. This treasury of rare illustrations and information represents a valuable resource for students of art history and the history of architecture as well as for architects and designers interested in Art Nouveau.

War Posters: The Historical Role of Wartime Poster Art 1914-1919

by Arthur K. Sabin Martin Hardie

"Take up the sword of justice," commands a vengeful, blade-wielding sea goddess, while a ship resembling the Lusitania hovers on the horizon"Keep all Canadians busy. Buy 1918 victory bonds," advises a poster bearing a pair of industrious beavers"Must children die and Mothers plead in vain? Buy more Liberty Bonds," demands a heartrending scene of an overwhelmed woman and her infants"Books wanted for our men in camp and 'over there'--Take your gifts to the public library," proposes an image of a doughboy balancing a stack of volumesStriking poster art, featuring exhortations to support the troops and help the suffering, appeared across Europe and North America during World War I. This compilation presents 80 color and black-and-white posters, issued from 1914 to 1919, that include works by Steinlen, Biró, Paul Nash, and other noted artists. Arranged by the country of issue, they comprise examples from Great Britain, France, Germany and Austria/Hungary, the United States, and elsewhere. In addition, a substantial and informative Introduction details the historical role of wartime posters.

Grave Predictions: Tales of Mankind's Post-Apocalyptic, Dystopian and Disastrous Destiny

by W.E.B. Du Bois Stephen King Ray Bradbury Ramsey Campbell Mark Samuels Kurt Vonnegut Jr. Joe R. Lansdale Harlan Ellison Greg Bear Erica L. Satifka Drew Ford Carmen Maria Machado Brian Stableford Arthur C. Clarke

"This is a book of stories intended to describe that hand of mortal destruction in 16 utterly different, yet all apocalyptically stunning ways!"—Harlan Ellison, from the Introduction.These compelling visions of post-apocalyptic societies and dystopian worlds include short stories by some of the most acclaimed authors of our time. Among the noteworthy contributors and their works are Stephen King's "The End of the Whole Mess," "The Pedestrian" by Ray Bradbury, and Arthur C. Clarke's "No Morning After." The first-ever apocalyptic fantasy about global warming, "The End of the World," appears here, in translation from Eugene Mouton's 1872 French-language original. "The Pretence," by Ramsey Campbell, questions the nature and structure of everyday life in the aftermath of a doomsday prediction. In addition, thought-provoking stories by Philip K. Dick, Kurt Vonnegut, Jr., Greg Bear, Erica L. Satifka, and others offer an end-of-the-world extravaganza for fans of science fiction, horror, and fantasy.

The Casebook of Sherlock Holmes

by Sir Arthur Doyle

"His career has been a long one," Arthur Conan Doyle notes of his immortal creation, Sherlock Holmes. Doyle made his observation in the 1920s, when the detective had already been thrilling readers for 40 years, and he modestly attributed his hero's success to "the patience and loyalty of the British public." Nearly a century later, the fictional sleuth continues to captivate imaginations around the world and to inspire modern-day reinterpretations. By the twentieth century Doyle had moved on to other literary endeavors but the public demand for further adventures of the Baker Street sleuth proved irresistible. The Casebook of Sherlock Holmes is the last such work to be regarded as canon, a collection of stories written before other writers claimed the character and his associates as their own. Here are a dozen tales of passion, revenge, greed, and murder--the final adventures of the great detective, as recounted by the master storyteller himself.

The Mark of Zorro

by Johnston Mcculley

Timid Don Diego Vega grows faint at even the mention of bloodshed and would rather read poetry than defend his own honor. No one suspects that the effete aristocrat is living a double life as Zorro the fox, bold fighter of injustice, whose sword is ever ready to defend the poor and oppressed against a corrupt governor and his merciless army. Zorro's charade fools even the spirited Lolita Pulido, whose father forces her to endure the listless wooing of Don Diego while her heart belongs to the masked hero who laughs in the face of danger.This lighthearted tale of the Robin Hood of Old California unfolds as a suspenseful romp across Los Angeles of the 1820s. Loaded with colorful characters and historic atmosphere, recounted in direct and unpretentious prose, the pulp adventure offers a winning balance of action, comedy, and romance. This edition reprints the original 1919 story, published serially as "The Curse of Capistrano," which launched the Zorro legend. Scores of sequels followed, along with movie and television versions, all inspired by this swashbuckling classic.

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