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Soldiers and Gentlemen Australian Battalion Commanders in the Great War, 1914–1918 (Australian Army History Series)

by William Westerman

Soldiers and Gentlemen: Australian Battalion Commanders in the Great War, 1914–1918 is the first book to examine the background, role and conduct of Australian commanding officers during the First World War. Though they held positions of power, commanding officers inhabited a leadership no man's land - they exerted great influence over their units, but they were also largely excluded from the decision-making process and faced the same risks as junior officers on the battlefield. A soldier's well-being and success in battle was heavily dependent on a commanding officer's competence, but little is known about the men who filled these roles. In his groundbreaking book, William Westerman explores the stories of the vitally important, yet often forgotten, commanding officers. Theirs is a story of the timeless challenges of military leadership, and this book prevents them from slipping from the public memory to enhance our knowledge of the conflict. Explores previously unknown stories of key Australian army leaders. Provides history enthusiasts with an exciting new discussion of the First World War. Includes a rich collection of archival photographs that allows readers to immerse themselves in history.

Britannia's Shield: Lieutenant-General Sir Edward Hutton and Late-Victorian Imperial Defence ( Australian Army History Series)

by Craig Stockings

Britannia's Shield: Lieutenant-General Sir Edward Hutton and the Late-Victorian Imperial Defence presents an in-depth, international study of imperial land defence prior to 1914. The book makes sense of the failures, false starts and successes that eventually led to more than 850 000 men being despatched from the Dominions to buttress Britain's Great War effort – an enormous achievement for intra-empire military cooperation. Craig Stockings presents a vivid portrayal of this complex process as it unfolded throughout the late-Victorian Empire through a biographical study of Lieutenant-General Sir Edward Hutton. As a true soldier of the Empire, the difficulties and dramas that followed Hutton's career at every step – from Cairo to Sydney, Aldershot to Ottawa, and Pretoria to Melbourne – provide key insights into imperial defence and security planning between 1880 and 1914. Richly illustrated, Britannia's Shield is an engaging and entertaining work of rigorous scholarship that will appeal to both general readers and academic researchers. The first study of imperial land defence of the British Empire prior to World War One. The first biographical study of a key late-Victorian imperial figure in Sir Edward Hutton. A truly international study using archives and sources from Britain, Australia, Canada and New Zealand.

Because of Stephen

by Grace Livingston Hill

Unbidden, much as an unexpected blossom graces a des landscape, Margaret Halstead entered her brother’s life with only one mission: to care for him and share with him her faith in Christ. But shortly after her arrival in the rugged western country that was her estranged brother’s home, it became plain to Margaret that her mission would have to include some unexpectedly wild companions—including the disturbingly dictatorial Philip Earle. With awe-inspiring speed, Margaret brought grace and elegance into her brother’s crude one-room wilderness cabin and she earned his immediate approval. However, it was a different story when it came to his carousing lifestyle. Margaret was met with forceful, stubborn resistance—< heartache soon became her constant companion. Surely God hadn’t led her so far only to have her fail in her mission': Check the Bookshare library for the growing number of inspirational romances by Grace Livingston Hill. You'll find, Exit Betty, Lo Michael, Not Under the Law, Cloudy Jewel, The City of Fire, Spice Box, The Finding of Jasper Holt and The Girl From Montana.

Molecular Cell Biology

by Harvey Lodish Arnold Berk Chris A. Kaiser Monty Krieger Anthony Bretscher Hidde Ploegh Angelika Amon Kelsey C. Martin

With its acclaimed author team, cutting-edge content, emphasis on medical relevance, and coverage based on key experiments, Molecular Cell Biology has justly earned an impeccable reputation as an exciting and authoritative text. Avoiding an encyclopedic approach, the book grounds its coverage in the experiments that define our understanding of cell biology, engaging students with the exciting breakthroughs that define the field's history and point to its future. The authors, all world-class researchers and teachers, incorporate medically relevant examples where appropriate to help illustrate the connections between cell biology and health and human disease.

The Developing Person

by Kathleen Stassen Berger

Exceptional in its currency, global in its cultural reach, Kathleen Berger's portrait of the scientific investigation of childhood and adolescent development helps bring an evolving field into the evolving classroom. Guided by Berger's clear, inviting authorial voice, and page after page of fascinating examples from cultures around the world, students see how classic and current research, and the lives of real people, shape the field's core theories and concepts. In addition to Kathleen Berger's exhaustive updating of the research, this edition is notable for its thorough integration of assessment throughout (learning objectives, assessments after each section, expanded end-of-chapter quizzes) all aligned with national standards. The new edition is also more than ever an integrated text/media package, moving students from the printed page to online tools that help them develop observation and critical thinking skills. Those online components are all a part of the book's dedicated version of LaunchPad, Worth Publishers' breakthrough online course space in which power and simplicity go hand in hand. To order LaunchPad for free with this text please use bundle isbn 978-1-319-01699-9.

Snow White and Other Fairy Tales

by Jacob Grimm

Journey to a timeless world of elves, giants, and witches with this collection of 11 fairy tales. In addition to the tale of the fairest of them all and her dwarf friends, it recounts the stories of "The Brave Little Tailor," The Elves and the Shoemaker," "The Twelve Dancing Princesses," and more.

Exploring Historic Dutch New York: New York City * Hudson Valley * New Jersey * Delaware

by Russell Shorto Heleen Westerhuijs Gajus Scheltema

"The Dutch spirit of diversity, tolerance, and entrepreneurship still echoes across our city streets today. This guide will highlight the history of the early settlements of these new world pioneers as well as the incredible impact they had, and still have, on the world's greatest city." -- Michael R. Bloomberg, Mayor, City of New YorkThis comprehensive guide to touring important sites of Dutch history serves as an engrossing cultural and historical reference. A variety of internationally renowned scholars explore Dutch art in the Metropolitan Museum, Dutch cooking, Dutch architecture, Dutch immigration in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, English words of Dutch origin, Dutch furniture and antiques, and much more. Color photographs and maps throughout. "An expansive guidebook inspired by the Henry Hudson quadricentennial and accompanied by informative essays." -- The New York Times

Favorite Russian Fairy Tales

by Arthur Ransome

Russian folk culture is filled with magical stories for children; tales of witches and wizardry, perilous journeys, wise animals, frightful giants, and beautiful princesses. This choice collection presents six of the most popular tales. Some bear a resemblance to the folktales of western Europe, while others introduce exotic creatures and situations unique to the Russian imagination. Among the fanciful characters young readers will encounter in these stories are the legendary Fire-bird; the dulcimer-playing Sadko, whose music could make the Tzar of the Sea dance; the iron-toothed witch Baba Yaga, and many more.British author Arthur Ransome (1884-1967) gathered these authentic tales from peasant storytellers on his journeys to Russia early in the twentieth century. He then retold them in English. This volume reproduces the English versions, reset in large, easy-to-read type, and illustrated with six handsome new drawings.

Environmental Science

by Anne Houtman Susan Karr Jeneen Interlandi

Following real people and real science, Environmental Science for a Changing World provides a unique context for showing students how science works and how to think critically about environmental issues. Chapters don't merely include interesting stories--each chapter is an example of science journalism at its best, combining Scientific American-style writing, layout, and graphics to tell one compelling story that exemplifies important concepts and issues. This approach has proven so effective, that instructors using the book report a dramatic increase in the number of students who read the assignments and come to class ready to participate. This updated new edition features new stories, updated scientific coverage, and enhanced Infographics--the book's signature visual study tool that combines memorable images, step-by-step callouts, and now, questions that foster scientific literacy.

Krugman’s Macroeconomics

by David Anderson Margaret Ray

Krugman's Macroeconomics for AP#65533; second edition is designed to be easy to read and easy to use. This book is your ultimate tool for success in the AP#65533; Macroeconomics course and Exam. The text combines the successful storytelling, vivid examples, and clear explanations of Paul Krugman and Robin Wells with the AP#65533; expertise of Margaret Ray and David Anderson. In this exciting new edition of the AP#65533; text, Ray and Anderson successfully marry Krugman's engaging approach and captivating writing with content based on The College Board's AP#65533; Economics Course outline, all while focusing on the specific needs and interests of high school teachers and students. Special Package with David Anderson's Economics by Example As an added bonus, a special high school (hardcover) printing of co-author David Anderson's Economics By Example is bundled with the textbook absolutely free. Throughout the text and instructors materials, teachers will find suggestions for how to integrate chapters from Economics by Example into their course. To package for free with Economics by Example please use this ISBN 1319040640

Focus on Reading and Writing

by Laurie G. Kirszner Stephen R. Mandell

Focus on Reading and Writing is a new book by veteran author team Laurie G. Kirszner and Stephen R. Mandell and in collaboration with two reading specialists. It provides thorough, integrated instruction on reading and writing essays and includes several effective features to help students make the connection between the reading and writing processes, including TEST--Kirszner and Mandell's simple and effective reading and writing tool designed to help students gauge their progress. Kirszner and Mandell believe that students learn best when they try their hand at a new concept first with their own work. That's why they designed the Focus on Reading and Writing strand throughout each chapter. This strand first prompts students to read and write, then learn essential concepts, and ultimately apply those concepts while re-reading and revising. With a complete grammar guide, supplementary online grammar practice, and 23 professional reading selections, this comprehensive text gets students reading, writing, and thinking critically in preparation for academic, career, and life success.

The Film Experience

by Patricia White Timothy Corrigan

The experience of watching films can begin with journeying to imaginary worlds, witnessing re-creations of history, observing stars in familiar and unfamiliar roles, and exploring the laughter, thrills, or emotions of different genres. Understanding the full depth and variety of these experiences starts with that enjoyment. But it also requires knowledge of the technology, business, history, and visual language of cinema. The Film Experience brings all of this together in one comprehensive book. The Film Experience: An Introduction aims to help students learn these film languages and synthesize them into a cohesive understanding of the medium that will, in turn, enhance their own film experiences. The new edition places special emphasis on representation throughout the history of film, highlighting voices and groups from the past that interact with the medium's future. More than ever, the book places important historical developments in the modern, accessible context of ever-changing film technology, economics, and narrative. Throughout the book (and online through its LaunchPad Solo), perfect examples and digital tools bring this material to life.

The Bedford Handbook

by Diana Hacker Nancy Sommers

What habits are common among good college writers? Good college writers are curious, engaged, reflective, and responsible. They read critically. They write with purpose. They tune into their audience. They collaborate and seek feedback. They know credible evidence makes them credible researchers. They revise. The Bedford Handbook, based on surveys with more than 1,000 first-year college students, fosters these habits and offers more support than ever before for college reading and writing. New writing guides support students as they compose in an ever-wider variety of genres, including multimodal genres. New reading support encourages students to become active readers. Retooled research advice emphasizes inquiry and helps writers cite even the trickiest digital sources confidently and responsibly. Best of all, the Handbook remains a trusted companion for students because it is accessible, comprehensive, and authoritative. Instructors benefit, too: A substantially revised Instructor's Edition includes Nancy Sommers's personal mentoring--more than 100 new concrete tips for teaching with the handbook. Finally, integrated digital content is easily assignable and helps students practice and apply the handbook's lessons. See what's in the LaunchPad

A First Course in Graph Theory

by Ping Zhang Gary Chartrand

Written by two of the most prominent figures in the field of graph theory, this comprehensive text provides a remarkably student-friendly approach. Geared toward undergraduates taking a first course in graph theory, its sound yet accessible treatment emphasizes the history of graph theory and offers unique examples and lucid proofs. 2004 edition.

Fundamental Concepts of Abstract Algebra

by Gertrude Ehrlich

A text in abstract algebra for undergraduate mathematics majors, this volume contains enough material for a two-semester course. It presents extensive coverage of set theory, groups, rings, modules, vector spaces, and fields. Examples, definitions, theorems, and proofs appear throughout, along with numerous practice exercises at the end of each section. 1991 edition.

From Inquiry to Academic Writing

by Stuart Greene April Lidinsky

From Inquiry to Academic Writing helps students understand academic culture and its ways of reading, thinking, and writing. With a practical and now widely proven step-by-step approach, the text demystifies cross-curricular thinking and writing. An extensive thematic reader brings students into interdisciplinary debates that not only bear on their college careers but also reflect larger cultural issues that they will encounter outside the academy. The fourth edition provides extensive coverage of academic habits and skills (reflection, summarization, synthesis, and visual analysis) and features more than 40% new readings grouped by interdisciplinary themes. Combine the text with LaunchPad for From Inquiry to Academic Writing for even more engaging content and new ways to get the most out of your course. This LaunchPad includes Interactive exercises and tutorials for reading, writing, and research LearningCurve adaptive, game-like practice that helps students focus on the topics where they need the most help, such as fallacies, claims, evidence, and other key elements of argument Text-specific reading comprehension quizzes Practice sequences to help students apply the strategies of observing, asking questions, and examining alternatives.

Creative Knitting: A New Art Form. New & Expanded Edition

by Mary Walker Phillips

The first book to introduce knitting as an art form, this classic guide has been newly revised and expanded to offer even more suggestions and inspiration. Mary Walker Phillips shows how to use traditional stitches in original ways to produce highly decorative creations rather than strictly functional items. Scores of examples demonstrate methods for taking basic knitting skills into new and rewarding directions.Clear, easy-to-follow diagrams and color photos supplement the text. In addition to serving as practical guides, the illustrations offer a vast gallery of ideas. Many of the pictures are accompanied by detailed analyses that provide a foundation for experimentation. Phillips discusses the use of a wide range of nontraditional materials, including linen, silk, and leather. A chapter on the history of knitting offers insights into the nature of the craft as well as further sources of creative vision.

The Cosmic Code: Quantum Physics as the Language of Nature

by Heinz R. Pagels

This is one of the most important books on quantum mechanics ever written for general readers, in which an eminent physicist discusses and explains the core concepts of physics without resorting to complicated mathematics. "Can be read by anyone. I heartily recommend it!" -- New York Times Book Review. 1982 edition.

Constructive Real Analysis

by Allen A. Goldstein

This text introduces students of mathematics, science, and technology to the methods of applied functional analysis and applied convexity. The three-part treatment consists of roots and extremal problems, constraints, and infinite dimensional problems. Topics include iterations and fixed points, metric spaces, nonlinear programming, polyhedral convex programming, linear spaces and convex sets, and applications to integral equations. 1967 edition.

How to Solve Applied Mathematics Problems

by B. L. Moiseiwitsch

This original Dover publication bridges the gap between lectures and practical applications, offering students of mathematics, engineering, and physics the chance to practice solving problems from a wide variety of fields. Topics include vector algebra, kinematics, fluid dynamics, Fourier series, integral equations, wave motion, heat conduction, tensor analysis, relativity, and more. 2011 edition.

Victors and Vanquished

by Stuart B. Schwartz Tatiana Seijas

In 1519 Hern#65533;n Cort#65533;s and a small band of Spanish conquistadors overthrew the mighty Mexican empire of the Aztecs. Using excerpts primarily drawn from Bernal Diaz's 1632 account of the Spanish victory and testimonies -- many recently uncovered -- of indigenous Nahua survivors, Victors and Vanquished clearly demonstrates how personal interests, class and ethnic biases, and political considerations influenced the interpretation of momentous events. A substantial introduction is followed by 9 chronological sections that illuminate the major events and personalities in this powerful historical episode and reveal the changing attitudes toward European expansionism. The volume includes a broad array of visual images and maps, a glossary of Spanish and Nahua terms, biographical notes, a chronology, a selected bibliography, questions for consideration, and an index.

The Illustrations of Rockwell Kent: 231 Examples from Books, Magazines and Advertising Art

by Rockwell Kent Fridolf Johnson

Rockwell Kent was generally considered the most important American book illustrator of the 1920s and 30s, gracing such works as Candide, Moby Dick, and The Canterbury Tales. This retrospective brings together his finest work for the first time, gathering pen-and-ink pieces and woodcuts from not only important novels, but magazines and advertisements. Introduction by Fridolf Johnson.

Ingenious Mathematical Problems and Methods

by Louis A. Graham

For two decades, an international readership of workers in applied mathematics submitted their favorite puzzles to a mid-twentieth-century column, The Graham Dial. This original collection features 100 of the publication's very best problems, with themes ranging from logic and engineering situations to number theory and geometry. Each problem was specifically selected for its widely differing modes of solution, and most include several methods of solution plus assessments of their efficacy.In checking their solutions against the book's, readers may find that their interest in the puzzles increases. The search for an answer can develop into a challenge to improve upon existing solutions, as in a friendly competition among dozens of keen-witted, problem-solving engineers and mathematical puzzle fans. More than two dozen "mathematical nursery rhymes" appear throughout the book, which concludes with a final section of 25 "quickies" that will test readers' speed.

An Introduction to Differential Geometry

by T. J. Willmore

A solid introduction to the methods of differential geometry and tensor calculus, this volume is suitable for advanced undergraduate and graduate students of mathematics, physics, and engineering. Rather than a comprehensive account, it offers an introduction to the essential ideas and methods of differential geometry.Part 1 begins by employing vector methods to explore the classical theory of curves and surfaces. An introduction to the differential geometry of surfaces in the large provides students with ideas and techniques involved in global research. Part 2 introduces the concept of a tensor, first in algebra, then in calculus. It covers the basic theory of the absolute calculus and the fundamentals of Riemannian geometry. Worked examples and exercises appear throughout the text.

Two-Person Game Theory

by Anatol Rapoport

"Game theory is an intellectual X-ray. It reveals the skeletal structure of those systems where decisions interact, and it reveals, therefore, the essential structure of both conflict and cooperation." -- Kenneth BouldingThis fascinating and provocative book presents the fundamentals of two-person game theory, a mathematical approach to understanding human behavior and decision-making, Developed from analysis of games of strategy such as chess, checkers, and Go, game theory has dramatic applications to the entire realm of human events, from politics, economics, and war, to environmental issues, business, social relationships, and even "the game of love." Typically, game theory deals with decisions in conflict situations.Written by a noted expert in the field, this clear, non-technical volume introduces the theory of games in a way which brings the essentials into focus and keeps them there. In addition to lucid discussions of such standard topics as utilities, strategy, the game tree, and the game matrix, dominating strategy and minimax, negotiated and nonnegotiable games, and solving the two-person zero-sum game, the author includes a discussion of gaming theory, an important link between abstract game theory and an experimentally oriented behavioral science. Specific applications to social science have not been stressed, but the methodological relations between game theory, decision theory, and social science are emphasized throughout.Although game theory employs a mathematical approach to conflict resolution, the present volume avoids all but the minimum of mathematical notation. Moreover, the reader will find only the mathematics of high school algebra and of very elementary analytic geometry, except for an occasional derivative. The result is an accessible, easy-to-follow treatment that will be welcomed by mathematicians and non-mathematicians alike.

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