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Appointed by the court to represent an African-American gang leader who has been accused of killing an LAPD vice cop, John Phillip Solomon is forced to confront his longtime nemesis, who represents the prosecution.
In contrast to the trench-war deadlock on the Western Front, combat in Romania and Transylvania in 1916 foreshadowed the lightning warfare of WWII. When Romania joined the Allies and invaded Transylvania without warning, the Germans responded by unleashing a campaign of bold, rapid infantry movements, with cavalry providing cover or pursuing the crushed foe. Hitting where least expected and advancing before the Romanians could react--even bombing their capital from a Zeppelin soon after war was declared--the Germans and Austrians poured over the formidable Transylvanian Alps onto the plains of Walachia, rolling up the Romanian army from west to east, and driving the shattered remnants into Russia. Prelude to Blitzkrieg tells the story of this largely ignored campaign to determine why it did not devolve into the mud and misery of trench warfare, so ubiquitous elsewhere.
From the preface: "My reasons for presenting a re-examination of the Nullification Controversy go beyond a desire to clarify its causes. The crisis of 1832-3 is one of the more dramatic events in United States history, and has, I think, never been chronicled fully or accurately. Furthermore, the Nullification Crisis has usually been presented as an isolated event. Viewed in proper perspective, the confrontation between Andrew Jackson and the Carolina nullifiers was the central occurrence in the broader transition of South Carolina from the enthusiastic nationalism of 1816 to the extreme sectionalism of 1836. And I hope the following analysis of the acute anxieties surrounding the mere discussion of slavery during these years of transition will help to explain why South Carolina led the South in a suicidal assault on the federal Union a generation later."
2 complete novels - Prelude to Space, and The Sands of Mars - and 16 short stories by the sci-fi master
The world's first lunar spacecraft is about to launch. The ship, Prometheus, is built from two separate components--one designed to travel from Earth's atmosphere to the Moon and back, and the other to carry the first component through Earth's atmosphere and into orbit. Sound familiar? That's because it's the basic description of the first space shuttle--well before its launch in 1971. Prelude to Space was published in 1951--well before the first Sputnik expedition. Even so, the book is full of detailed technical descriptions and conversations regarding the possibilities of spaceflight and telecommunications satellites. Much of the technology described was actually included during the construction of the first spaceships. It's a fascinating read--from both a fictional and a historical perspective.
At first, Colin Grant's assignment seems a curious but welcome adventure - purchase at auction a painting by the Dutch master Ruysdael. But his mission abruptly turns lethal.
Ali Van Horne. A psychic. After "watching" the brutal slaying of her husband, a police detective, she just couldn't take it anymore. So she picked up the pieces of her life and fled to a small town in upstate New York.Sam Tremaine. A cop. He had no use for psychics and wasn't impressed when his chief ordered him to enlist the aid of Alessandra Van Horne to solve the Munro case. But when he met Ali, he was totally confused. How could he be so attracted to a woman he didn't trust? Ali and Sam form a reluctant relationship-each afraid to believe in the other, each afraid to risk falling in love again. But in the background lurks a killer. A killer who wants Ali off the case....
Applications are handled by creating mathematical models of phenomena in the real world. Students must select a kind of function that fits a given situation, and derive an equation that suits the information in the problem. The equation is then used to predict values of y when x is given or values of x when y is given. Sometimes students must use the results of their work to make interpretations about the real world, such as what "slope" means, or why there cannot be people as small as in Gulliver's Travels. The problems require the students to use many mathematical concepts in the same problem. This is in contrast to the traditional "word problems" of elementary algebra, in which the same one concept is used in many problems.
There are many features built into the daily lessons of this text that will help you learn the important concepts and skills you will need to be successful in this course. There are numerous Exercises in each lesson to give you the practice you need to learn. Practice Multiple Choice exercises are included in the lesson to help you prepare for success on your state test. The text also contains Error Analysis, Test Prep exercises, Critical Thinking exercises, Challenge exercises, etc.
History textbook for New York students.
Science has several features that make it different from other human endeavors. First, science deals only with the natural world. Second, scientists collect and organize information in a careful, orderly way, looking for parterres and connections between events. Third, scientists propose explanations that can be tested by examining evidence.
The state of New York has established standards describing science knowledge and skills you will learn this year. At first glance, learning all this information may seem overwhelming.
Oklahoma's Priority Academic Student Skills (PASS) objectives list the inquiry skills and science content you are expected to learn in biology. The goal of the PASS standards is for all students to have scientific literacy.
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