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Yale Papyri in the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library IV (American Studies in Papyrology #55)

by Hélène Cuvigny Ruth Duttenhoefer Ann Ellis Hanson

Yale Papyri in the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library IV springs from work undertaken at Yale University’s Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, at its Papyrological Summer Institute in 2003. This fourth volume of Yale papyri presents three groups of texts dating from the second century BCE to the seventh century CE. Editions are presented in chronological order, and include items such as samples of scribal training, mathematical tables and exercises, schoolroom work, letters, tax- receipts, contracts, and petitions. Contributors in addition to the volume editors include Daniel Markovich, Charles W. Hedrick, Jr., Jitse H. F. Dijkstra, Kevin Wilkinson, AnneMarie Luijendijk, Richard L. Phillips, Gary Reger, Shane Berg, Elizabeth Penland, George Bevan, Josiah E. Davis, Mariam Dandamayeva, Andrew T. Crislip, and Jean Gascou.

XIV International Scientific Conference “INTERAGROMASH 2021": Precision Agriculture and Agricultural Machinery Industry, Volume 1 (Lecture Notes in Networks and Systems #246)

by Mark Shamtsyan Alexey Beskopylny

This book contains original and fundamental research papers in the following areas: engineering technologies for precision agriculture, agricultural systems management and digitalization in agriculture, logistics in agriculture, and other topics. Selected materials of the largest regional scientific event—INTERAGROMASH 2021 conference–included in this book present the results of the latest research in the areas of precision agriculture and agricultural machinery industry. The book is aimed for professionals and practitioners, for researchers, scholars, and producers. The materials presented here are used in the educational process at specific agricultural universities or during vocational training at enterprises and become an indispensable helper to farm managers in making the best agronomic decisions. The book is also useful for representatives of regional authorities, as it gives an idea of existing high-tech solutions for agriculture.

Xerophile, Revised Edition: Cactus Photographs from Expeditions of the Obsessed

by Edited by Cactus Store

An updated edition of the cult classic, featuring stunning archival photographs of hundreds of the rarest and most spectacular plants on Earth, taken by a motley crew of cactus obsessives &“A catalogue of wonders that most of us will never get to see in person.&”—The New YorkerFrom the people behind Cactus Store comes Xerophile, a photographic collection of these improbable desert wonders in the wild. Drawing on the archives of twenty-five cactus obsessives—from PhD botanist to banker, art teacher to cancer researcher—this revised edition spans eighty years and features new and expanded descriptive notes for all 350+ photos.Xerophile brings together eighty years&’ worth of these explorers&’ remarkable images from some of the world&’s most remote habitats: a peculiar two-leaved plant that lives for millennia in the deserts of Namibia; succulents whose poisonous sap is used by hunters to fell large game in Angola; and cactus that live on snow-covered mountains in Bolivia, sink below ground level to survive droughts in Mexico, are pollinated by bats in Brazil, and grow in pure lava fields of the Galápagos Islands.

Xero: A Comprehensive Guide for Accountants and Bookkeepers

by Amanda Aguillard

Learn how to maximize value and increase efficiency in Xero with basics and best practices Xero: A Comprehensive Guide for Accountants and Bookkeepers is a how-to guide for Xero’s US-based advisors. Xero is rapidly gaining traction as an accounting and bookkeeping software, as competitors’ strategic changes have left professional advisors looking for an alternative. The rapid adoption of cloud technology by businesses has left many accountants and bookkeepers in need of a guide to quickly gain the Xero skillset. This book covers all features available in the Established subscription plan in Xero. You’ll walk through the technical details of how to take advantage of everything Xero has to offer. In addition to introducing you to the basics of using Xero, this book provides best practices that will help you streamline bookkeeping workflows and leverage this cloud-based accounting platform. Author Amanda Aguillard also connects the dots between accounting theory and the Xero interface and features, so you will understand exactly why you’re doing what you’re doing. In today’s cloud computing world, we need all our tech tools to play nicely together, and this book delivers on that goal, showing you how to integrate Xero to your other software for seamless operation. Master Xero’s interface and features—specific for the US version of the software Learn how to integrate Xero with other cloud-based software Discover best practices that can help you maximize the value you get from using Xero Access the companion website, full of templates for reports, invoices, bills with payments, and more Xero: A Comprehensive Guide for Accountants and Bookkeepers , along with its companion website, is your one-stop resource for becoming fluent in the features and functionalities of this global accounting software platform.

Xenakis Creates in Architecture and Music: The Reynolds Desert House

by Roger Reynolds Karen Reynolds

Xenakis Creates in Architecture and Music describes the collaborative interaction of internationally acclaimed composer Roger Reynolds, musician Karen Reynolds, and musically inspired composer, engineer, and architect Iannis Xenakis (1922-2001) to create a house design, The Reynolds Desert House. The process combined aesthetics and intuition with mathematical systems, showcasing how art and science are balanced—by way of music and architecture—to address the essential technical aspects of music along with the role of emotion and energy. The book analyzes three representative chamber works and presents a trove of primary sources: letters, diaries, notes, photographs, sketches, and person-to-person conversations. What emerges are patterns of direct parallels between how Xenakis characterized the process of musical creation and his design of The Reynolds Desert House. Xenakis Creates in Architecture and Music is a testament to the singularly innovative and creative mind of Iannis Xenakis. Supplementary materials—including color reproductions of black and white images in the book—can be found at:


by Rick Barba

In this original novel based on the hit video game XCOM 2, the Resistance gains new allies in fighting a new powerful alien enemy force. Under constant threat by the alien occupation, humanity’s fate is in the hands of the last remaining hope for the people of Earth: XCOM. XCOM 2: Escalation follows XCOM as they continue to fight for freedom, redemption, and survival. Fans of the critically acclaimed video game franchise will enjoy this exciting addition to the XCOM story and its use of elements of the popular game.


by Sembène Ousmane

A biting satire about the downfall of a businessman-polygamist who assumes the role of the colonialist in French-speaking Africa.

X-Radiography of Textiles, Dress and Related Objects

by Sonia O'Connor Mary Brooks

X-radiography of textile objects reveals hidden features as well as unexpected components and materials. This non-destructive technique throws light on construction, manufacturing techniques, use, wear, repair, patterns of decay and dating. X-radiography improves artefact documentation and interpretation as well as guiding conservation approaches by enhancing understanding.This book explores techniques for X-raying textiles. It describes approaches to image interpretation and explains how, through digitisation and digital image manipulation, maximum information can be realised. Case studies include archaeological, ecclesiastical and ethnographic textiles, items of dress and accessories, upholstery, quilts, embroideries, dolls and toys. Museum professionals will find this stimulating book an essential guide for developing their own practice or commissioning textile X-radiographs.

Wyoming Christmas Peril: An Uplifting Romantic Suspense

by Kathie Ridings

Can they survive the cold of Cougar Mountain with a killer on their trail? Bailey O'Keefe is excited about her first Christmas in Wyoming—until she's taken hostage by a homicidal bank robber. When he escapes from custody, his only goal is killing Bailey. Now her life depends on FBI negotiator Sean Hanson and his remote cabin on Cougar Mountain. But in the icy Wyoming wilderness, their relentless pursuer is the least perilous danger they face…From Love Inspired Suspense: Courage. Danger. Faith.

The Wuhan Mission

by Irving Waters

The top virologist in the country has been given a dark directive that may have horrific consequences, not only for him and his own daughter, but for the global population. The CIA have caught wind of a plot, but they need to send in one of their own. Nobody can be trusted. A young recruit has caught the CIA’s attention. She was born in Beijing, but spent most of her life in the States. Her life will be thrown into the deadly game of cat and mouse, pitting operative against a double agent to either save the world or to bring down the global economy. From Langley to Wuhan, Beijing to New York and finally in Milan, how will it end?

The Wrong Mr. Right: A flirty enemies to lovers romance (Dynasties: The Carey Center #3)

by Maureen Child

Opposites attract…but will they give in to temptation? Find out in this flirty Dynasties: The Carey Center romance by USA TODAY bestselling author Maureen Child!These opposites want what they can&’t haveas business takes a very personal turn. Contractor Hannah Yates wears a hard hat for protection on the job. If only she could protect her heart from the man who&’s about to put her company on the map! All she has to do is meet blueblood CEO Bennett Carey&’s impossible deadline…and resist their sizzling attraction. But when her day job leads to an unforgettable night, will Hannah risk everything she&’s worked for—or fall for Mr. Right this time?From Harlequin Desire: A luxurious world of bold encounters and sizzling chemistry.Love triumphs in these uplifting romances, part of the Dynasties: The Carey Center series: Book 1: The Ex UpstairsBook 2: Ways to Win an ExBook 3: The Wrong Mr. RightBook 4: One Little Secret

The Wrong Family: A Thriller

by Tarryn Fisher

“The Wrong Family is your new obsession. It’s full of twists you’ll never see coming and you’ll be breathless until the end. Trust me: you’ve never read anything like this.” –#1 New York Times bestselling author, Colleen HooverFrom the author of the instant New York Times bestseller The Wives comes another twisted psychological thriller guaranteed to turn your world upside down.Have you ever been wrong about someone?Juno was wrong about Winnie Crouch.Before moving in with the Crouch family, Juno thought Winnie and her husband, Nigel, had the perfect marriage, the perfect son—the perfect life. Only now that she’s living in their beautiful house, she sees the cracks in the crumbling facade are too deep to ignore.Still, she isn’t one to judge. After her grim diagnosis, the retired therapist simply wants a place to live out the rest of her days in peace. But that peace is shattered the day Juno overhears a chilling conversation between Winnie and Nigel…She shouldn’t get involved.She really shouldn’t.But this could be her chance to make a few things right.Because if you thought Juno didn’t have a secret of her own, then you were wrong about her, too.From the wickedly dark mind of bestselling author Tarryn Fisher, The Wrong Family is a taut new thriller that’s riddled with twists in all the right places.

The Writings of Medieval Women: An Anthology (Library of Medieval Literature)

by Marcelle Thiébaux

"Royal and saintly women are well-represented here, with the welcome addition of women from the Mediterranean arc...Garland has done a solid job of presenting this book." -- Arthuriana"The Anthology gives a fine sense of the great range of women's writing in the Middle Ages." -- Medium Aevum

The Writings of John Greenwood and Henry Barrow 1591-1593 (Routledge Library Editions Ser.)

by John Greenwood

Volumes five and six contain c. 25 pieces of manuscript material, or rare tracts many of which have been available for the first time.

Writing With, Through, and Beyond the Text: An Ecology of Language

by Rebecca Luce-Kapler

Writing With, Through, and Beyond the Text: An Ecology of Language elaborates an understanding of writing, its influences on our interpretations of experience and identity, and its potential for enabling individuals to learn about and connect to the world beyond themselves. Rather than considering writing a process, the author describes it as a system, an ecology that engages the individual in a variety of socially constituted and interacting systems. The book examines the pedagogical and curricular implications of this approach to writing, considering what it means to write and teach writing in ways that understand and acknowledge the ecological character of writing. This is an illuminating text for a wide audience of faculty, professionals, and graduate students in English, writing, education, and women's studies/feminist theory.

Writing Under Control

by Alison Kelly Judith Graham

Now in its third edition and reflecting changes in the Primary National Strategy, this best-selling textbook introduces primary teachers to key issues in the teaching of writing. Strongly rooted in classroom practice, the book includes: the history, theory and practice of teaching writing children writing in and out of school EAL and gender issues in writing the development of writing across the years of the primary school planning classroom routines and organising resources balancing the composition and transcription elements in writing monitoring and assessing writing meeting individual needs managing specific learning difficulties in writing, such as dyslexia With its companion Reading under Control (also in its third edition), this book provides undergraduate and postgraduate teachers with comprehensive guidance for the teaching of literacy.

Writing the Qualitative Dissertation: Understanding by Doing

by Judith M. Meloy

The purpose of this book is to share, in rich detail, an understanding of how it feels and what it means to do qualitative research, and to provide support for doctoral students who choose this form of inquiry for their dissertation research.

Writing the Comedy Pilot Script: A Step-by-Step Guide to Creating an Original TV Series

by Manny Basanese

Navigating through the challenging process of writing a comedy pilot, this book will help screenwriters to create an original script for television. Practical and accessible, the book presents a step-by-step guide focusing on the key elements of the process. Incorporating both the history of TV comedy as well as its current evolving state in this age of the dramedy and an ever-increasing variety of broadcast and streaming platforms, the book will serve as a guide for the fledgling sitcom scribe. Author Manny Basanese breaks down the comedy pilot writing process from what may be perceived as an overwhelming, time-consuming mission into a series of much more manageable, smaller steps (from logline to outline to 1st, 2nd and polished draft). Utilizing his experience in Hollywood’s sitcom trenches, the author offers real-world advice on such topics as building the comedy pilot "world," creating memorable comic characters, sound sitcom structure, and the importance of crafting an emotional through line in a comedy pilot. Finally, there is also practical career guidance for marketing this just-completed script and breaking into the industry with advice on various topics such as the value of networking as well as gaining representation in the competitive Hollywood jungle. It is ideal for students of screenwriting and aspiring comedy screenwriters.

The Writing Revolution: A Guide to Advancing Thinking Through Writing in All Subjects and Grades

by Natalie Wexler Judith C. Hochman

"HELP! My Students Can't Write!" Why You Need a Writing Revolution in Your Classroom and How to Lead It. The Writing Revolution (TWR) provides a clear method of instruction that you can use no matter what subject or grade level you teach. The model, also known as The Hochman Method, has demonstrated, over and over, that it can turn weak writers into strong communicators by focusing on specific techniques that match their needs and by providing them with targeted feedback. Insurmountable as the challenges faced by many students may seem, TWR can make a dramatic difference. And the method does more than improve writing skills. It also helps: Boost reading comprehension Improve organizational and study skills Enhance speaking abilities Develop analytical capabilities TWR is as much a method of teaching content as it is a method of teaching writing. There's no separate writing block and no separate writing curriculum. Instead, teachers of all subjects adapt the TWR strategies and activities to their current curriculum and weave them into their content instruction. But perhaps what's most revolutionary about the TWR method is that it takes the mystery out of learning to write well. It breaks the writing process down into manageable chunks and then has students practice the chunks they need, repeatedly, while also learning content.

Writing Out of All the Camps: J.M. Coetzee's Narratives of Displacement (Studies in Major Literary Authors)

by Laura Wright

Writing "Out of all the Camps": J. M. Coetzee's Narratives of Displacement is an interdisciplinary examination--combining ethical, postcolonial, performance, gender-based, and environmental theory--of the ways that 2003 Nobel Prize-winning South African novelist J. M. Coetzee, primarily through his voicing of a female subject position and his presentation of a voiceless subjectivity, the animal, displaces both the narrative and authorial voice in his works of fiction. Coetzee's work remains outside of conventional notions of genre by virtue of the free indirect discourse that characterizes many of his third-person narrated texts that feature male protagonists (Life & Times of Michael K, The Master of Petersburg, and Disgrace), various and differing first-person narrative accounts of the same story (Dusklands, In the Heart of the Country), the use of female narrators and female narrative personas (Age of Iron, The Lives of Animals), and unlocatable, ahistorical contexts (Waiting for the Barbarians). The work has broad academic appeal in the established fields of not only literary studies--postcolonial, contemporary, postmodern and environmental--but also in the realm of performance and gender studies. Because of its broad and interdisciplinary range, this text bridges a conspicuous gap in studies on Coetzee.

Writing Motivation Research, Measurement and Pedagogy (Routledge Research in Language Education)

by Muhammad M. Abdel Latif

This book provides a unique reference and comprehensive overview of the issues pertinent to conceptualizing, measuring, researching and nurturing writing motivation. Abdel Latif covers these theoretical, practical and research issues by drawing on the literature related to the eight main constructs of writing motivation: writing apprehension, attitude, anxiety, self-efficacy, self-concept, learning goals, perceived value of writing and motivational regulation. Specifically, the book covers the historical research developments of the field, the measures of the main writing motivation constructs, the correlates and sources of writing motivation, and profiles of motivated and demotivated writers. The book also describes the types of the instructional research of writing motivation, provides pedagogical guidelines and procedures for motivating students to write, and presents suggestions for advancing writing motivation research, measurement and pedagogy. Detailed, up-to-date, and with a glossary which includes definitions of the main terms used in the six chapters, this book will be of great interest to academics, researchers and post-graduate students in the fields of language education, applied linguistics, psycholinguistics and educational psychology.

Writing Models Year 6 (Writing Models Ser.)

by Pie Corbett

The new edition for Year 6 has been fully updated and restructured in line to deliver new units from the new framework and includes new writing models. Lesson planning has never been easier! The revised Writing Models Year 6 contains:A range of fiction genres such as traditional tale, fantasy, chatty style (new), horror (new) and character story an

Writing in Psychoanalysis

by Giorgio Sacerdoti Parthenope Bion Talamo John E. Gedo Francesco Barale Patrick Mahony Henning Paikin Fausto Petrella Antonio Alberto Semi

A beautiful and thoughtful collection of essays on reading, writing and learning, Writing and Psychoanalysis grows out of a colloquium. The results are wondrous and impact on the reader at many different levels. In the act of writing, we all discover something about what we know previously unknown to us, and we learn more about our inner world that we knew before we set pen to paper (or hand to computer). Patrick Mahony goes so far as to argue that Freud's self-analysis was essentially a "writing cure." Writing in Psychoanalysis is the first volume in the projected Monograph Series, Psychoanalytic Issues, the Rivista di Psicoanalisi (the Journal of the Italian Psychoanalytical Society) is undertaking in conjunction with Karnac Books. This series constitutes a major effort to bring about a dialogue among psychoanalysts who while ultimately bound together by a common psychoanalytic heritage nonetheless are separated in their thinking by different idioms, whether linguistic or theoretical. While featuring writers of very different idioms, this series will also present a venue to make some important Italian voices known to English speaking analysts.

Writing for Visual Media

by Anthony Friedmann

Writing for Visual Media provides writers with an understanding of the nature of visual writing behind all visual media. Such writing is vital for directors, actors, and producers to communicate content to audiences. Friedmann provides an extended investigation into dramatic theory and how entertainment narrative works, illustrated by examples and detailed analysis of scenes, scripts, techniques, and storylines. This new edition has a finger on the pulse of the rapidly evolving media ecosystem and explains it in the context of writing and creating content. Friedmann lays out many of the complex professional, creative, and commercial issues that a writer needs to understand in order to tell engaging stories and construct effective and professional screenplays. This new edition includes: A new chapter on storytelling A fresh examination of dramatic theory and how to apply it to constructing screenplays Updated discussion of mobile platforms A lengthened discussion of copyright, ethics, and professional development issues An updated companion website with sample scripts and corresponding videos, an interactive glossary, sample storyboards and screenplays, links to industry resources, and materials for instructors such as slides, a syllabus, and a test bank.

Writing for Scholarly Publication: Behind the Scenes in Language Education

by Stephanie Vandrick Christine Pearson Casanave

This collection of first-person essays by established authors provides a wealth of support and insights for new and experienced academic writers in language education and multicultural studies. Although writing for publication is becoming increasingly important as these fields become both more professional and more competitive, few scholars talk candidly about their experiences negotiating a piece of writing into print. These essays will help researchers, practitioners, and graduate students expand their understanding of what it means--professionally and personally--to write for publication. Carefully crafted, focused, and provocative, the chapters in this volume document authors' experiences with a range of practical, political, and personal issues in writing for publication. Many portray the hardship and struggle that are not obvious in a finished piece of writing. Readers are encouraged to resonate with the events and issues portrayed, and to connect the narratives to their own lives. Practical information, such as contact information for journal and book publishers, manuscript guidelines, and useful books are included in appendices. Although organized thematically, the essays in Writing for Scholarly Publication: Behind the Scenes in Language Education overlap in many ways as each author considers multiple issues: *In the Introduction, the editors discuss key aspects of writing for scholarly publication, such as writing as situated practice, issues faced by newcomers, the construction of personal identity through writing, writing and transparency, facets of the interactive nature of scholarly writing, and intertwined political issues. *Part I focuses on issues and concerns faced by "Newcomers." *In Part II, "Negotiating and Interacting," the essays closely examine the interactions among authors, editors, manuscript reviewers, and collaborators; these interactions tend to be the least often discussed and these essays therefore offer readers fascinating insights into the sensitive social, political, and personal relationships among the many players in the scholarly writing game. *"Identity Construction" is addressed in Part III, where authors share their experiences with and reflections on the ways that professional writing helps them construct their identities as writers and scholars. *The essays in Part IV, "From the Periphery," help redefine what the notion of "periphery" might mean, from a concept with a negative connotation of "outsider" to a positive connotation of active and unconventional participant.

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