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The Everything Kids' Learning French Book

by Dawn Michelle Baude

"The Everything Kids' Learning French Book" offers kids a fun way to learn a second language.It contains nine chapters including: Speaking and spelling first names ("prenoms") and common words; Addressing the family ("ma famille"); and, Popular phrases like please and thank you ("S'il te plait" and "merci").It covers topics like Let's Go Outdoors ("On va dehors"), Asking Questions ("Regler des problemes") and Expressing Feelings ("Exprimer ses sentiments")."The Everything Kids' Learning French Book" helps kids learn French, while testing their knowledge of the language with 30 puzzles and activities.Complete with an English-French Dictionary as well as a list of fun books, "The Everything Kids' Learning French Book", kids will enjoy learning French, just for fun ("Amuse-toi bien")!

The Unofficial Harry Potter Cookbook Presents - A Fantastic Beasts & Treats Menu

by Dinah Bucholz

In celebration of the movie adaptation of J.K. Rowling's Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, The Unofficial Harry Potter Cookbook has put together a fantastically fun (and free!) menu of magical treats. This selection of recipes will satisfy your sweet tooth as you prepare for your crash course in Magizoology. Now you can whip up your own sugar mice and peppermint toads while watching Newt Scamander try to track down billywigs, nifflers, and more.With not one but two butterbeer recipes to pair with these eight wonderful treats, you're in for a very sweet feast. And if you're looking for more recipes inspired by the world of Harry Potter, check out the full version of The Unofficial Harry Potter Cookbook!

Girl Online: Going Solo: The Third Novel by Zoella

by Zoe Sugg

The third novel in the New York Times bestselling young adult series by YouTube sensation Zoe Sugg.

Thermodynamic Properties of Cryogenic Fluids

by Steven G. Penoncello Eric W. Lemmon Richard T Jacobsen Jacob W. Leachman

Practicing engineers and scientist will benefit from this book's presentation of the most accurate information on the subject. The equations for fifteen important cryogenic fluids are presented in a basic format, accompanied by pressure-enthalpy and temperature-entropy charts and tables of thermodynamic properties. The book is supported by ICMPROPRS - an interactive computer program for the calculation of thermodynamic properties of the cryogenic fluids - that can be downloaded from the World Wide Web.

Virtualized Wireless Networks

by Mahsa Derakhshani Saeedeh Parsaeefard Rajesh Dawadi Tho Le-Ngoc

There have been recent advancements in wireless network technologies such as wireless virtualization to accommodate the exponential growth in demand, as well as to increase energy and infrastructure efficiencies. This SpringerBrief discusses the user-association and resource-allocation aspects in Virtualized Wireless Networks (VWNs) and highlights key technology innovations to meet their requirements. Various issues in practical implementation of VWNs are discussed along with potential techniques such as Massive MIMO, Cloud-Radio Access Network (C-RAN), and non-orthogonal multiple access (NOMA). This SpringerBrief will target researchers and professionals working on current and next-generation wireless networks. The content is also valuable for advanced-level students interested in wireless communications and signal processing for communications.

Rethinking Think Tanks in Contemporary China

by Silvia Menegazzi

This book analyzes how Chinese think tanks have become essential actors in today's Chinese foreign policy and diplomatic practices. By providing an in-depth analysis of their roles, functions and transformation in the last decade, this study explains how they differ from their Western counterparts and how they have developed during Hu Jintao's and Xi Jinping's mandates. Think tanks are often thought to only be able to gain access to political processes within democratic contexts. This book suggests that even in the more ambiguous Chinese political environment, think tanks remain essential actors where ideas, discourses and beliefs about foreign policy and diplomacy are generated, framed and discussed vis-#65533;-vis China's ascent role in international affairs and global governance.

Finding Lost Childhoods

by Suellen Murray

This book explores care-leavers' access to their personal records. People who grew up in care in previous decades may know little about their family nor understand why they were placed in care nor how decisions were made about their lives. Personal records can be a source of this information. Murray posits that it is crucial that those releasing these records understand their significance. Taking a person-centred approach, the book is based on the moving life history accounts of people who have sought their records. Finding Lost Childhoods highlights the importance of records to their identity formation, recounts what they discovered about themselves and their family, and discusses the consequences of finding this information. With a focus on policy and practice implications, the book will be of particular interest to those engaged in the work of releasing records, as well as care-leavers themselves, professional bodies, and students and scholars with an interest in social work, policy studies, welfare studies and youth work.

Principles and Practice of Urooncology

by Ugur Selek Gokhan Ozyigit

This evidence-based, state of the art guide to the management of urological malignancies, including bladder cancer, prostate cancer, and testicular cancer, is designed to serve as an easy-to-consult reference that will assist in daily decision making and the delivery of optimal care for individual patients within a multidisciplinary setting. Readers will find up-to-date information on patient selection and the full range of treatment modalities, including modern radiotherapy techniques, systemic chemotherapy, surgical procedures (including robotic surgery and other minimally invasive approaches), hormonal therapies, immunotherapy, and focal therapies. With regard to radiotherapy, the coverage encompasses everything from delineation of tumor volumes and organs at risk based on CT simulation through to delivery of stereotactic body radiotherapy, intensity-modulated radiation therapy, tomotherapy, volumetric modulated arc therapy, and proton therapy. The authors are leading authorities with international reputations who have been selected for their expertise in the topic that they address. The book will be of value for all practicing urooncologists as well as other oncology fellows and residents interested in urooncology.

The Science of Interest

by Judith M. Harackiewicz Paul A. O'Keefe

This exceptional volume analyzes the intricate roles interest plays in cognition, motivation and learning, and daily living, with a special focus on its development and maintenance across life domains. Leading experts discuss a spectrum of interest ranging from curiosity to obsession, and trace its functions in goal-setting, decision-making, self-regulation, and performance. New research refines the current knowledge on student interest in educational settings and the social contexts of interest, with insights into why interest levels change during engagement and in the long run. From these findings, contributors address ways to foster and nurture interest in the therapy room and the classroom, for optimum benefits throughout life. Among the topics covered: #65533; Embedding interest within self-regulation. #65533; Knowledge acquisition at the intersection of situational and individual interest. #65533; The role of interest in motivation and engagement. #65533; The two faces of passion. #65533; Creative geniuses, polymaths, child prodigies, and autistic savants. #65533; The promotion and development of interest. A robust guide to a fascinating area of study, The Science of Interest synthesizes the field's current knowledge of interest and indicates future directions. Its chapters contribute depth and rigor to this growing area of research, and will enhance the work of researchers in education, psychologists, social scientists, and public policymakers.

Dignity in the Workplace

by Matthijs Bal

Introducing a theory of workplace dignity into the field of management studies, this innovative new book presents an alternative paradigm based on principles of human dignity which is integrated into a theoretical approach to the topic. The author addresses and analyses the causes and consequences of the dominant political-economic paradigm within management studies. Further, it presents a theoretical alternative which can constitute a foundation for a new way of thinking about organisations, management, and leadership. Dignity in the Workplace offers scholars ideas for how research in the field of management studies may be enriched by a dignity-paradigm, and goes further to explore the role of a dignity-paradigm in the function of HR-managers and organisational leaders. Thus, the book aims to contribute to the need for alternative conceptualisations of how contemporary organisations can be managed.

Rush Revere and the Presidency

by Rush Limbaugh Kathryn Adams Limbaugh

When one of the time-traveling crew is running for student-body president at Manchester Middle School, Rush Revere takes them back in history to witness the election and leadership of our first three presidents.

Children of Eden: A Novel

by Joey Graceffa

Twenty-five-year-old Joey Graceffa has captured the hearts of more than 8.3 million teens and young adults through his playful, sweet, and inspirational YouTube presence. Already a bestselling author with his memoir, In Real Life, Joey now presents his first novel, Children of Eden.Rowan is a second child in a world where population control measures make her an outlaw, marked for death. She can never go to school, make friends, or get the eye implants that will mark her as a true member of Eden. Indeed, her kaleidoscopic eyes may very well give her away to the ruthless Center government. Outside of Eden, Earth is poisoned and dead. All animals and most plants have been destroyed by a man-made catastrophe. Long ago, the brilliant scientist Aaron Al-Baz saved a pocket of civilization by designing the EcoPanopticon, a massive computer program that hijacked all global technology and put it to use preserving the last vestiges of mankind. Humans will wait for thousands of years in Eden until the EcoPan heals the world. As an illegal second child, Rowan has been hidden away in her family's compound for sixteen years. Now, desperate to see the world, she recklessly escapes for what she swears will be only one night of adventure. Though she finds an exotic world, and even a friend, the night leads to tragedy. Soon Rowan becomes a renegade on the run. The first novel from YouTube superstar Joey Graceffa, Children of Eden is a thrilling and completely absorbing new book from one of social media's brightest young storytellers.

Life Uploaded: A Novel

by Sierra Furtado

This heartwarming, coming-of-age tale from top YouTube lifestyle vlogger Sierra Furtado explores what it means to redefine happiness on your own terms, and to stay true to who you are even in the face of Internet insta-fame.All sixteen-year-old Harper Ambrose has ever wanted is to be recognized: for her zany sense of humor, her on-fleek fashion sense, and her love of all things makeup, flirty, and fun. After an awkward childhood where she fell out with her BFF Gwen and thought she'd never find her one true love, at last Harper feels as though she's finally discovered her voice in a space she never expected: on YouTube, making videos about her day-to-day life and broadcasting them to the masses. Now an insanely popular vlogger with millions of followers, Harper balances the stresses of everyday high school life--SAT prep, boring teachers, and the mean girl clique staring her down in the hallway--with the glam, fast-paced world of online celebrity. But when one hater on Twitter starts targeting Harper in 140 characters or less, and a young British actor who's captured Harper's heart might not be everything he seems, Harper feels like her pitch-perfect life is suddenly going to pieces around her. Who better to help her pick them up and find herself again than her best friend Ellie and a certain tall, dark, and handsome someone she might not have realized was waiting in the wings for her all along?

Indistruttibile & altre poesie

by Kristy Rulebreaker Giulio Pio Dima

"Indistruttibile & altre poesie" è la seconda collezione di poesie di Kristy Rulebreaker. Descrive la vita multicolorata come è, a volte amara, a volte dolce. Riguarda le persone, luoghi, odio, amore, giustizia, natura, etc. Più di tutto, riguarda la libertà e il coraggio. Esso incoraggia te, non importa quanto può essere dura la vita, resta indistruttibile.

Information- and Communication Theory in Molecular Biology

by Martin Bossert

This edited monograph presents the collected interdisciplinary research results of the priority program "Information- and Communication Theory in Molecular Biology (InKoMBio, SPP 1395)", funded by the German Research Foundation DFG, 2010 until 2016. The topical spectrum is very broad and comprises, but is not limited to, aspects such as microRNA as part of cell communication, information flow in mammalian signal transduction pathway, cell-cell communication, semiotic structures in biological systems, as well as application of methods from information theory in protein interaction analysis. The target audience primarily comprises research experts in the field of biological signal processing, but the book is also beneficial for graduate students alike.

Rapidly Changing Securities Markets

by Eileen Stempel John Aidan Byrne Robert A. Schwartz

This book offers a look at equity markets and what they have experienced since the 1997 Order Handling Rules were instituted. Specifically, it examines the tremendous technology innovation, intensified competition between an expanding set of alternative trading venues, and continuing regulatory changes that have occurred. Who have been the key initiators? How has market quality evolved over this period in response? What further structural and regulatory changes are still needed? These are among the key questions addressed in the volume, titled after the Baruch College Financial Markets Conference entitled Rapidly Changing Securities Markets: Who are the Initiators? The Zicklin School of Business Financial Markets Series presents the insights emerging from a sequence of conferences hosted by the Zicklin School at Baruch College for industry professionals, regulators, and scholars. Much more than historical documents, the transcripts from the conferences are edited for clarity, perspective and context; material and comments from subsequent interviews with the panelists and speakers are integrated for a complete thematic presentation. Each book is focused on a well delineated topic, but all deliver broader insights into the quality and efficiency of the U. S. equity markets and the dynamic forces changing them.

Political Islam in a Time of Revolt

by Laura Feliu John Etherington Ferran Izquierdo Brichs

This book explores the increasing political and social prominence of Islamist groups across the Middle East in recent years. The aftermath of the 2011 uprisings saw some groups access or even control political institutions through success at the ballot box, while there has also been a marked resurgence of armed Islamist groups that have had profound effects at both the national and regional level. This volume helps us to understand the nature and development of organised political Islam over recent decades in several key Arab and Mediterranean countries: Mauritania, Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, Libya, Egypt, Syria, Lebanon, the Palestinian Territories, and Turkey. The book identifies the central social and political Islamist actors, traces their ideological differences and similarities, and analyses power relations both within and between these organizations in the context of political instability and uncertainty. It will be of interest to students and scholars across a broad range of disciplines including political science, sociology, and international relations.

The New Russian Book

by Birgitte Beck Pristed

This book takes up the obtrusive problem of visual representation of fiction in contemporary Russian book design. By analyzing a broad variety of book covers, the study offers an absolutely unique material that illustrates a radically changing notion of literature in the transformation of Soviet print culture to a post-Soviet book market. It delivers a profound and critical exploration of Russian visual imaginary of classic, popular, and contemporary prose. Among all the carelessly bungled covers of mass-published post-Soviet series the study identifies gems from experimental designers. By taking a comparative approach to the clash of two formerly separate book cultures, the Western and the Soviet, that results both in a mixture of highbrow and lowbrow forms and in ideological re-interpretations of the literary works, this book contributes to opening an East-West dialogue between the fields of Russian studies, contemporary book and media history, art, design, and visual studies.

Love Heals All: (featuring Hayes Grier)

by Addie Mckenna

A modern love story for the social media generation featuring Vine superstar Hayes Grier!Autumn moves across the country and struggles to fit in as the new girl in school. When she crosses path with a fellow teenager, Hayes, and falls hard for him, it seems that her dreams have come true. But what happens when Hayes skyrockets into social media fame with his brother, Nash? Suddenly immersed in tours, YouTube, Twitter, and Hollywood, Autumn and her friends have to deal with online drama and the life-altering issues daily pressure that teens face with today. Can her and Hayes's relationship survive?

The Story of Us: (featuring Nash Grier)

by Rebecca Harner

A modern twist on the classic boy-meets-girl tale featuring Vine's biggest hit and one of the most famous social media stars, Nash Grier!Violet, a young girl struggling with a recent cross-country move, finds herself in the fast-paced world of social media fame when she serendipitously crosses paths with Nash Grier, one of the rock stars of YouTube and Vine. Suddenly immersed in tours, YouTube, Twitter, and Hollywood, Violet and her friends must juggle their online lives and the life-altering issues and choices that young women are faced with today. Can she face the challenges ahead for her and Nash? Or will she just have to watch from the sidelines as he moves on without her?

Dream House: A Novel by CutiePieMarzia

by Marzia Bisognin

From YouTube sensation Marzia "CutiePieMarzia" Bisognin comes a debut young adult paranormal thriller about a girl whose dream house quickly becomes a nightmare.When Amethyst stumbles upon the house of her dreams, she can't help but be enchanted by it, even if there's something a little...off about the place. It's everything she's ever wanted in a home, so when the Blooms invite her to stay the night to avoid an impending storm, she instantly accepts. Yet when she awakes the next morning, alone and unable to bring herself to leave, Amethyst comes face-to-face with unexpected twists and turns--like Alfred, the creepy gardener; Avery, the handsome but secretive neighbor, and a little girl who keeps appearing and vanishing within the house. As Amethyst searches for the Blooms and tries to unravel the truth, her connection to the house only grows stronger. Will she be able to break free of the house's allure, or will its secrets keep her trapped forever?

That's a Rap

by Mattyb Travis Thrasher

An uplifting and candid memoir from thirteen-year-old YouTube sensation, boy-next-door heartthrob, and musical artist MattyB."Don't worry about what others think. Don't try to be cool or be someone else or be this-that-or-the-other. Be you." --MattyB Matthew David Morris, better known as MattyB, was virtually unknown just a few short years ago. After posting his first rap cover to YouTube at just seven years old, he quickly catapulted to record-breaking Internet stardom. Now thirteen, MattyB is an accomplished recording artist: he has sold out shows all over the world; appeared and performed on national television; recorded the smash hits "Right Now I'm Missing You," "My Oh My," and "New Kids"; is approaching 3 billion views on YouTube, and loves meeting his fans every step of the way. Although his success is more than he could have ever dreamed of, MattyB wants his fans to know that he's a regular kid, just like you. In his first memoir, That's a Rap, MattyB opens up about his journey so far, including what it's like to go from the boy next door to a global sensation, grow up with a sister with Down syndrome (and how he uses his songs to spread awareness about it), the heart and soul that goes into making his music, and the importance of the Christian values that have kept him and his family grounded through every up and down along the way. Totally honest and 100 percent personal, That's a Rap tells MattyB's incredible story, offering B-Boys and B-Girls a look into his fun-loving, family-oriented, one-of-a-kind world.

Brain and Spine Surgery in the Elderly

by Pierre Krolak-Salmon Moncef Berhouma

This unique and richly illustrated volume presents the state of the art in the comprehensive management of major neurosurgical diseases in the elderly (aged 65 and over). It explores all of the common neurosurgical pathologies affecting elderly patients, and emphasizes the paramount importance of tailored management strategies for quality of life. It highlights updated techniques for anaesthesia and critical care, as well as minimally invasive neurosurgical methods intended for this specific group of patients. Radiosurgery treatment is also discussed, in particular for brain tumours. In western societies, the proportion of elderly citizens has nearly reached 20%, and shows no signs of slowing down. The management of neurosurgical conditions in this particular population requires specific multidisciplinary strategies. To address this situation, a team of internationally respected contributors accurately describe degenerative and traumatic spinal diseases, which account for the majority of admissions among the elderly, as well as brain tumours and intracranial haemorrhages, aspects that are raising new ethical issues. The book mainly addresses the needs of neurosurgeons and geriatric neurologists, but also neuro-oncologists and neuro-anaesthesists working with elderly patients, as well as students in these disciplines.

Mobile, Secure, and Programmable Networking

by Éric Renault Samia Bouzefrane Selma Boumerdassi

This book constitutes the thoroughly refereed post-conference proceedings of the First International Conference on Mobile, Secure, and Programmable Networking, MSPN 2015, held in Paris, France, in June 2015. The 14 papers presented in this volume were carefully reviewed and selected from 36 submissions. They discuss new trends in networking infrastructures, security, services and applications while focusing on virtualization and cloud computing for networks, network programming, software defined networks (SDN) and their security.

mRNA Processing

by Yongsheng Shi

This detailed volume assembles a number of the most commonly used and state-of-the-art methodologies in the revolutionary field of mRNA processing in order to aid researchers in choosing the best method for their specific problems. Given that the vast majority of alternative mRNA processing events has yet to be explored, these techniques promise to breathe new life into the myriad new ideas currently underway. Written in the highly successful Methods in Molecular Biology series format, chapters include introductions to their respective topics, lists of the necessary materials and reagents, step-by-step, readily reproducible laboratory protocols, and tips on troubleshooting and avoiding known pitfalls. Practical and easy to use, mRNA Processing: Methods and Protocols seeks to aid scientists venturing into what's certain to be another explosive period of growth in this dynamic field of study.

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