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A wasp lays its eggs under a caterpillar's skin so that its young can eat the caterpillar's guts as they grow. A young head louse makes its home on a human hair and feasts on human blood. Frogs use their eyeballs to help swallow their food. From small worms that live in a dog's nose mucus to exploding ants to regurgitating mother gulls, this book tells of the unusual ways animals find food, shelter, and safety in the natural world. If animals all ate the same things and lived in the same places, it would be impossible for all of them to survive. So they specialize. Some animals eat the bits that others leave behind, such as skin and mucus. They find all kinds of unusual places to shelter, including the cracks and holes in another creature's skin or its internal organs. They use their own bodies to protect themselves from predators by imitating unsavory items such as bird droppings and even by blowing up. These habits that may seem disgusting to us are wonderful adaptations that make it possible for a great variety of creatures to live and thrive on Earth. Read about them and marvel at the amazing ways animals adapt to the natural world.
The secrets of successful ISO9000 implementation Thousands of companies worldwide are reaping the benefits from adopting the ISO9000 family of quality management standards. However, there are many conflicting opinions about ISO9000s best practice approach. Some companies have delayed adopting ISO9000, or have chosen not to undertake implementation at all. This might be because of a lack of time and resources to investigate it properly, or because of misunderstandings about the way it works. So, how do we know who and what to believe? In Exploding the Myths Surrounding ISO9000, Andrew W Nichols debunks many of the common misconceptions about ISO9001 and describes the many advantages it brings. Drawing on more than 25 years of hands-on experience, Andy gives clear, practical and up-to-date advice on how to implement a Quality Management System to maximum effect. Full of real-life examples, this book enables you to read and interpret the ISO9000 documentation. With the advice in this book, you can foster an effective ISO9000 system that brings increased efficiencies, reduces waste and fuels growth in sales as you better understand and meet the needs of your customers. About the author Andrew W Nichols has more than 25 years of experience of management systems, in both the UK and the USA. As a trainer, he has delivered hundreds of ISO9000 related courses to audiences ranging from shop-floor personnel to CEOs of Fortune 500 companies. He has also led and contributed to the development of best in class training courses for a number of international standards. Andy is a regular contributor to the well-known Elsmar Cove internet forum for management systems. Read this unique book and make ISO9000 work for you.
Before smartphones, back even before the Internet and personal computer, a misfit group of technophiles, blind teenagers, hippies, and outlaws figured out how to hack the world's largest machine: the telephone system. Starting with Alexander Graham Bell's revolutionary "harmonic telegraph," by the middle of the twentieth century the phone system had grown into something extraordinary, a web of cutting-edge switching machines and human operators that linked together millions of people like never before. But the network had a billion-dollar flaw, and once people discovered it, things would never be the same. Exploding the Phone tells this story in full for the first time. It traces the birth of long-distance communication and the telephone, the rise of AT&T's monopoly, the creation of the sophisticated machines that made it all work, and the discovery of Ma Bell's Achilles' heel. Phil Lapsley expertly weaves together the clandestine underground of "phone phreaks" who turned the network into their electronic playground, the mobsters who exploited its flaws to avoid the feds, the explosion of telephone hacking in the counterculture, and the war between the phreaks, the phone company, and the FBI. The product of extensive original research,Exploding the Phone is a ground-breaking, captivating book.
The hottest trend spotter in North America reveals powerful strategies for thriving in any economic climate. Did you know that Hewlett?Packard, Disney, Hyatt, MTV, CNN, Microsoft, Burger King, and GE all started during periods of economic recession? Periods of uncertainty fuel tremendous opportunity, but the deck gets reshuffled and the rules of the game get changed. EXPLOITING CHAOS is the ultimate business survival guide for all those looking to change the world. Topics include: SPARKING A REVOLUTION, TREND: HUNTING, ADAPTIVE INNOVATION and INFECTIOUS MESSAGING.
September is the worst month for heat in Southern California, and LAPD lieutenant Luis Mendoza is feeling the burn as the sweltering temperatures raise tempers and violence. Heading the list is the bizarre murder of a young French girl - which eventually leads Mendoza to Paris. An old man smothered in his hospital bed; a polite holdup artist nicknamed Baby Face; a Hollywood matron who disappears while visiting a sick friend and the grisly murder of a family who has just moved from Wisconsin keep the skilful Mendoza and his force pounding the scorching pavements in a crime wave that, like the heat, offers no sign of relief.
On a transatlantic voyage, Europe's greatest criminal plots a daring caper The ship is several days out to sea when the telegram comes through with a warning that among the passengers is a disguised criminal: the fearsome Arsène Lupin. For months, Paris society has quaked at the name of the gentleman thief, whose manners are kind, whose tastes are exquisite, and who steals only from the best. When Lupin is spotted aboard the boat, his scandalous career appears to be finished. But in truth, it is just beginning. The moment he steps ashore, Lupin is captured by his nemesis, the detective Ganimard, and taken to France's infamous Prison de la Santé, where Ganimard plans to lock him up and throw away the key. But no jail in the world can hold the world's most ingenious thief for long; he has only to slip his shackles before beginning the adventure of a lifetime. This ebook features a new introduction by Otto Penzler and has been professionally proofread to ensure accuracy and readability on all devices.
The scourge of Paris commits his most ingenious crime yet The second installment in this groundbreaking series opens with a crime that even Inspector Juve, dedicated hunter of the archvillain Fantômas, finds impossible to believe: A woman has been murdered in the very same room the inspector was staking out not an hour before. Only an evil genius such as Fantômas could commit a crime so astonishing. But the master of disguise is dead--or is he? As Inspector Juve investigates, he encounters a host of nefarious characters, including the criminal ringleader Loupart, alias "the Square"; his charming and seductive lover, Josephine; and Doctor Chaleck, who is either an innocent man or a cunning player in a diabolical scheme. This ebook has been professionally proofread to ensure accuracy and readability on all devices.
Christopher Columbus was not the first to discover the Americas, but his voyages led to European exploration of the New World. Rich in resources and natural beauty, the Americas were irresistible to gold-hungry conquistadors. The newcomers gave little thought to those who had called the lands their home, and exploration soon came to signify conquest. The New World -- and the lives of its inhabitants -- would be changed forever.
One of the great works of American exploration literature, this account of a scientific expedition forced to survive famine, attacks, mutiny, and some of the most dangerous rapids known to man remains as fresh and exciting today as it was in 1874. The Exploration of the Colorado River and Its Canyons, recently ranked number four on Adventure magazine's list of top 100 classics, is legendary pioneer John Wesley Powell's first-person account of his crew's unprecedented odyssey along the Green and Colorado Rivers and through the Grand Canyon. A bold foray into the heart of the American West's final frontier, the expedition was achieved without benefit of modern river-running equipment, supplies, or a firm sense of the region's perilous topography and the attitudes of the native inhabitants towards whites.
THEMES: Each Student Book includes six units, each organised around a universal theme relevant to students' lives. These themes foster meaningful connections to artworks across time and place. Elements and principles are embedded throughout each unit to ensure continual application and understanding. STRANDS: Each unit theme is organised into three teaching and learning strands that explore specific aspects of the unit theme. Each strand includes two concept lessons -- each with a studio -- and an extended Studio Exploration with hands-on, cumulative reinforcement of the two previous concept lessons.
Learn how to create beautiful and layered jewelry projects with freeform beading! Explorations in Beadweaving starts with common beadweaving techniques and shows how to improvisationally combine them into stunning and unique creations. Author Kelly Angeley teaches peyote, herringbone, right-angle weave, and bead embroidery in a series of practical tutorials, then adds additional elements such as fringe, embellishment, metal components, found objects, and focal beads. Throughout the book, she guides the reader toward a more improvisational approach, from making different color choices to mixing and matching elements and techniques. Many projects will have a variation showing different colors or different elements. This book offers solid basic beading techniques and also gives you the tools to either make small but satisfying customizations or move right into improvisational methods. Get the confidence you need to create your own freeform designs!
Explorations in Diversity: Examining Privilege and Oppression In A Multicultural Society (Second Edition)by Sharon K. Anderson Valerie A. Middleton
This unique text features personal accounts from mental health professionals, professors and students facing issues of privilege and oppression in our diverse society. In this collection of articles, writers discuss discoveries and experiences about their own privileges and oppression, and ultimately, the compassion they've developed for individuals confronted with discrimination. Each essay will inspire you to reflect on your own encounters with privilege and oppression, while discussion questions at the end of each story provide an opportunity to process these issues on a personal level. By studying these revealing stories of insight and understanding, you'll learn how to recognize, examine, and finally, come to terms with your own privileges and discrimination -- allowing you to become a stronger, more acute, and more effective practitioner of the helping professions.
Whereas most anthropological research is grounded in social, cultural and biological analysis of the human condition, this volume opens up a different approach: its concerns are the psychic depths of human cultural life-worlds as explored through psycho-analytic practice and/or the psychoanalytically framed ethnographic project. In fact, some contributors here argue that the anthropological interpretation of human existence is not sustainable without psychoanalysis; others take a less extreme radical stance but still maintain that the unconscious matrix of the human psyche and of the intersubjective (social) reality of any given cultural life-world is a vital domain of anthropological and sociological inquiry and understanding.
Explorations: An Introduction to Astronomyis built on the foundation of its well known writing style, accuracy, and emphasis on current information. Accessible writing style allows coverage of technically complex ideas without confusing students. Tom Arny and Steve Schneider give the students a reason to read every sentence! Visit the OnlineLearning Center
Basic astronomical concepts explained for the novice.
Kids and teachers can build their own science projects based on exhibits from San Francisco's premiere science museumThis revised and updated edition offers instructions for building junior versions, or "snacks," of the famed Exploratorium's exhibits. The snacks, designed by science teachers, can be used as demonstrations, labs, or as student science projects and all 100 projects are easy to build from common materials. The Exploratorium, a renowned hands-on science museum founded by physicist and educator Frank Oppenheimer, is noted for its interactive exhibits that richly illustrate scientific concepts and stimulate learning.Offers a step-by-step guide for building dynamic science projects and exhibitsIncludes tips for creating projects made from easy-to-assembly itemsThoroughly revised and updated, including new "snacks," images, and references
When Mike Longridge gets himself in trouble yet again, he is given a choice: juvenile detention or an outdoor program called Explore. He opts for Explore, but soon finds himself wondering how he is going to survive ten months with the hippies and keeners in the program. He's never felt so out of place and is certain he will never get the hang of the outdoor activities. Will Mike go back to his old trouble-making ways or will he finally find a place to belong?
This history textbook tells the story of the development of the United States from 1607 to the Civil War.
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