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Dave Sanchez (aka The Gecko) and his pet gecko (aka Sticky) are back in their fourth dangerous encounter with the dastardly treasure hunter Damien Black! Thirteen-year-old Dave Sanchez is a daytime student, an after-school courier . . . and a secret superhero! So far Dave's been able to juggle his different roles. But in Dave's hands is the scariest package he's ever been asked to deliver. It's a tube, sealed on each end with wax, and addressed to . . . Damien Black. Holy tacarole! He can't ju...
A simple yet absolutely delightful folktale, Gecko's Complaint tells the story of a Gecko who once lived on the island we now call Bali, in a jungle dense with flowers and vines. After hundreds of fireflies disturb Gecko's sleep, he complains to kindly Raden, the jungle's lion leader. In his efforts to get to the bottom of Gecko's troubles, Raden discovers all too much complaining and far too many irritable animals. Can Raden help the animals with their troubles? Can peace and happiness return to the jungles of Bali?
Provides an introduction to geckos, discussing their characteristics, habitat, food, offspring, and dangers.
Peterson's GED Basics provides a quick and thorough way for students to prepare for their GED exam. This essential GED test-prep guide includes hundreds of practice questions, along with subject review and expert test-taking tips on how to score high on each GED test. Readers can quickly find pertinent information about the GED--where to take it, what's on the test, how the test is scored, when results are sent, and if one can take the GED more than once. GED Basics offers readers: * Test-taking tips and subject review for each GED Test--Language Arts, Reading; Language Arts, Writing (Parts I and II); Social Studies; Science; and Math (Parts I and II) * Hundreds of exercises and practice test questions for each GED test--with detailed answer explanations to help you score high on the GED. Need extra subject help in math, social studies, or science? In the Social Studies, Science, and Math chapters of GED Basics, readers will see easy-to-use links to HippoCampus.org, an innovative Web site where interactive subject help is offered via high-quality multimedia lessons and course content. HippoCampusTM is a project of the Monterey Institute for Technology and Education (MITE), supported by The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, and designed as part of Open Education Resources (OER).
Peterson's GED Basics: Math offers test-taking tips, subject review, exercises, and practice test questions to help a reader score high on the GED Math Test. Readers will benefit from the review and practice exercises of the following areas: * Basic math * Analyzing data * Relationships of numbers * Measurement * Geometry * Coordinate geometry (distance and slope) * Algebra The Test Yourself sections will help you see if you are prepared to take this test of the GED or if additional review is needed. In addition, "Answering Your Questions about the GED" offers answers to commonly asked questions about the GED--where to take the test, what's on the test, how the test is scored, when results are sent, if one can take the GED more than once--and more.
The only GED preparation program based on results of the current GED Tests! The new Steck-Vaughn GED is a result of thorough research and analysis based on examining results from the latest GED Tests. It has more practice tests, more exercise pages, and expanded lessons. Each of the six books(one for every GED testing area) teaches the knowledge, skills, and confidence a GED candidate needs for test-day success -- and the results are guaranteed! A simple, self-contained guide to essay writing -- Part II of the GED Writing Skills Test. Steck-Vaughn's unique POWER points (Plan, Organize, Write, Evaluate, Revise) are provided as an effective tool for producing good essays. Sections on "Content" and "Scoring" and suggestions on liming help learners plan test-taking strategies.
GED: Language Art, Reading will test your ability to apply reading and critical thinking skills to text.
The Steck-Vaughn GED Language Arts, Writing book helps you develop the necessary proofreading and editing skills by giving detailed explanation of why the correct answer is right and the incorrect answers are wrong. By studying these explanations, you will learn strategies for understanding and thinking about these topics. To prepare for the essay portion of the test, consider reviewing the Steck-Vaughn GED Essay book.
The GED Mathematics Test focuses on the practical use of basic arithmetic, algebra, and geometry. You will be tested on your understanding of how to solve a problem and your ability to do the math to find a solution.
You are taking a very big step toward changing your life with your decision to take the GED test. By opening this book, you are taking your second important step: preparing for the test.
This book will help students to prepare for The GED Social Studies Test which aims to test the ability to apply reading and critical thinking skills to text. Also contains some specific ways they can improve their performance on the test.
Score higher on the GED with this book + online practice If you're preparing for this all-important exam, GED Test For Dummies with Online Practice gets you up and running on everything you can expect on test day, from overviews of the test sections to invaluable reviews and test-taking strategies for all the subjects covered--and everything in between.In the book, you'll find hands-on, digestible information for navigating your way through the Language Arts/Reading and Writing Tests, Social Studies Test, Mathematics Test, and Science Test. Whether you're looking to perfect your grammar and punctuation skills, get familiar with the types of fiction and nonfiction passages you'll encounter, take the fear out of math and science, put the social in your studies, or answer multiple-choice questions with confidence, this unintimidating guide makes it easy to score higher and pass this vital exam.The accompanying online experience helps you further your skills by providing practice questions with answers and full explanations This new edition has been fully updated to reflect the latest version of the GEDIncludes 2 full-length practice tests with detailed answer explanations and walkthroughs. Offers clear overviews of all the topics covered on the GEDIncludes special considerations if English is your second languageIt's all at your fingertips! Prepare for the test, improve your chances of success, and increase your earning power and job prospects with the help of GED Test For Dummies with Online Practice
Solid test prep is the key to passing the GEDWant to take the GED test but don't know if you're ready? This is the perfect resource for you! Get the basics to gauge how far you've progressed in your test preparation and review practice questions to hone your skills further. This great hands-on study guide will also help you become familiar with the ins and outs of the test format to make sure there are no surprises on the day of your GED test!This complete guide provides test-prep instruction and information on the question types that apply to the 2014 GED test, and provides a quick check-up to test your preparedness. Practice is the best way to avoid surprises on test day, and GED Test for Dummies, Quick Prep Edition offers you multiple avenues to confirm your readiness. The book features a number of important study tools, including:A quick introduction to the test, plus navigation tips that help you stay focusedA full-length practice test with answers that lets you know exactly what to expectQuick confirmation of strengths and weaknesses, so you can better use your study timeAfter passing the GED exam, you're more likely to continue your education, and more likely to become financially secure. You're already doing something great by preparing for the test, and the GED Test for Dummies, Quick Prep Edition can help ensure the positive outcome you deserve.
Gee Whiz is a striking horse, and only part of that is because of his size. He is tall, but also graceful, yet his strides big but precise. At the same time, he keeps his eye on things, not as if he's suspicious, but as if he's curious.When Abby is confronted with an onslaught of reminders of just how little of the world she has seen, she finds herself connecting with Gee Whiz's calm and curious nature, and his desire to know more. Her brother receives a draft notice to Vietnam, her friends return for the holidays with stories from their boarding school in Southern California, and the wise, lovable Brother Abner opens her eyes with tales of his many years spent traveling. At the same time, her beloved Jack and True Blue are both faced with opportunites to broaden their horizons away from the ranch. Will she let them go, with hopes that she might one day do the same?
The history of science is all around us, if you know where to look. With this unique traveler's guide, you'll learn about 128 destinations around the world where discoveries in science, mathematics, or technology occurred or is happening now. Travel to Munich to see the world's largest science museum, watch Foucault's pendulum swinging in Paris, ponder a descendant of Newton's apple tree at Trinity College, Cambridge, and more. Each site in The Geek Atlas focuses on discoveries or inventions, and includes information about the people and the science behind them. Full of interesting photos and illustrations, the book is organized geographically by country (by state within the U.S.), complete with latitudes and longitudes for GPS devices. Destinations include: Bletchley Park in the UK, where the Enigma code was broken The Alan Turing Memorial in Manchester, England The Horn Antenna in New Jersey, where the Big Bang theory was confirmed The National Cryptologic Museum in Fort Meade, Maryland The Trinity Test Site in New Mexico, where the first atomic bomb was exploded The Joint Genome Institute in Walnut Creek, California You won't find tedious, third-rate museums, or a tacky plaque stuck to a wall stating that "Professor X slept here." Every site in this book has real scientific, mathematical, or technological interest -- places guaranteed to make every geek's heart pound a little faster. Plan a trip with The Geek Atlas and make your own discoveries along the way.
Rich, spoiled, and popular high school senior Dylan is coerced into doing a documentary film with Josh, one of the school's geeks, who leads her to realize that the world does not revolve around her.
The ultimate DIY project guide for techie dads raising kids in their own geeky image, in the spirit of The Dangerous Book for Boys Today's generation of dads grew up more tech-savvy than ever. Rather than joining the Little League team, many grew up playing computer games, Dungeons and Dragons, and watching Star Wars. Now with kids of their own, these digital-age dads are looking for fresh ways to share their love of science and technology, and help their kids develop a passion for learning and discovery. Enter supergeek, and father of two, Ken Denmead. An engineer and editor of the incredibly popular GeekDad blog on wired.com, Ken has created the ultimate, idea-packed guide guaranteed to help dads and kids alike enjoy the magic of playtime together and tap into the infinite possibility of their imagination. With illustrations throughout, this book offers projects for all ages to suit any timeframe or budget. With Denmead's expert guidance, you and your child can: *Fly a night-time kite ablaze with lights or launch a video camera with balloons *Construct the "Best Slip n' Slide Ever," a guaranteed thrill ride *Build a working lamp with LEGO bricks and CDs *Create a customized comic strip or your own board game *Transform any room into a spaceship *Make geeky crafts like cyborg jack-o'-lanterns or Ethernet cuff links Brimming with endlessly fun and futuristic tidbits on everything from gaming to gadgets, GeekDad helps every tech-savvy father unleash his inner kid-and bond with the next generation of brainiacs. Watch a Video
The wildly popular DIY dad follows up his instant New York Times bestseller with a fresh batch of geeky weekend science projects for the whole family to enjoy. Ken Denmead struck a chord with parents and kids across America with his GeekDad blog on Wired.com, which receives more than one million page views per month. His debut book, Geek Dad, was on bestseller lists and in its seventh printing just two months after hitting store shelves. With The Geek Dad's Guide to Weekend Fun, he keeps the nerdtastic novelties coming, with projects that teach readers how to: *Build homemade robots from scratch *Write and direct simple stop-motion movies *Hack into mechanical toys to add cool electronic twists, and more United by the premise that to really understand science and how something works you must design and build it yourself or remake it better, Geek Parents everywhere will celebrate this latest installment of weekend workshop wonders. Watch a Video
What happens when a science geek and magic collide? Be careful what you wish for. Really. Because wishes are bad. Very bad. They can get you trapped in fantasy worlds full of killer bunny rabbits, evil aunts, and bothersome bacteria, for example. Or at least that's Ralph's experience. He's been asked to spend the summer with his strange British relatives at their old manor house in order to set up their Wi-Fi network. But there's much more to it than that, of course. It's just that nobody told Ralph. He's a gamer, sure. But this game is much stranger--and funnier--than anything to be found on his xbox. He is a geek. This is his story.
The Stakes Have Never Been Higher... An avid gamer, Jamie Marten loves to escape into online adventure. But when she falls through an antique mirror into a lavish bedchamber--200 years in the past!--she realizes she may have escaped a little too far. Micah Axelby, Earl of Dunnington, has just kicked one mistress out of his bed and isn't looking to fill it with another--least of all this sassy, nearly naked woman who claims to be from the future. Yet something about her is undeniably enticing... Jamie and Micah are worlds apart. He's a peer of the realm. She can barely make rent. He's horse-drawn. She's Wi-Fi. But in the game of love, these two will risk everything to win.
And the GEEKS shall inherit the earth! Although it may not be good for their pasty white skin, Geeks these days are enjoying a moment in the sun. From Pop Culture to High-Tech Everything, Geeks rule and everybody else, well, drools. Drawing on his own knowledge of being a geek for almost 30 years, author Alex Langley provides essential advice for growth and survival for the modern Geek, including the top five games to play on your phone while listening to boring graduation speeches. There are also quotes and anecdotes from classic Geek gods such as Bill Gates, Sheldon Cooper, Felicia Day, "Weird" Al Yankovic and Dr. Who, that inspire all geeks to embrace not only your iPhones and Xboxes, but who you are. Let's face it, sometimes being the smartest person in the room isn't enough. And when it's not, The Geek Handbook can help. You'll discover: Basics on social interaction, both online and off. Fashion: just because you can wear socks and sandals doesn't mean you should. Making friends, making dinner, making babies. Warning signs your appliances might secretly be plotting against you. Geeky charities that give a +1 to your Light Side score. Geek girls: tips on interacting with or becoming one of these burgeoning beauties. So get your Geek on, and keep it on with The Geek Handbook.
He has reached every level of Myst. Her room is littered with soda cans. He idolizes Data from Star Trek®. But all your favorite geek really wants is to be understood.... Whether you're friends with a geek, work with one, love one, or hate one, The Geek Handbook provides handy instructions for analyzing and understanding all things geek, including: How Your Geek Relates to Others Geek organizations and gathering spots Getting Your Geek to Exercise Klingon martial arts as workout strategy The Geek Diet Soda, pizza, and other geek food groups; how to help your geek thrive
Somewhere in the small, dull town of Blue Hills, the impossible is happening. Inanimate objects are coming to life. Time travellers from the future are mingling unnoticed with the shoppers in the high street. School children are developing uncanny powers. Strange creatures are lurking within the grounds of a forgotten stately home. And with each of these mysteries comes a terrible threat that just might endanger the entire world...Fortunately, help with these extraordinary phenomena is at hand in the form of Gabby Grayling and Barney Watkins aka The Odd Squad! Gabby and Barney are set to investigate all the odd happenings in their town and find out the truth...
It's fast becoming a geek world out there, and all moms need to show off their tech smarts and superhero-like skills in order to keep their savvy kids entertained and engaged. Geek Mom: Projects, Tips, and Adventures for Moms and Their 21st-Century Families explores the many fun and interesting ways that digital-age parents and kids can get their geek on together. Imaginative ideas for all ages and budgets include thrifty Halloween costumes, homemade lava lamps, hobbit feasts, and magical role-playing games. There are even projects for moms to try when they have a few precious moments alone. With six sections spanning everything from home-science experiments to superheroes, this comprehensive handbook from the editors of Wired.com's popular GeekMom blog is packed with ideas guaranteed to inspire a love of learning and discovery. Along the way, parents will also find important tips on topics such as determining safe online communities for children, organizing a home learning center, and encouraging girls to love science. Being geeky is all about exploring the world with endless curiosity. Geek Mom is your invitation to introducing the same sense of wonder and imagination to the next generation.
Geek Silicon Valley: The Inside Guide to Palo Alto, Stanford, Menlo Park, Mountain View, Santa Clara, Sunnyvale, San Jose and San Franciscoby Ashlee Vance
Silicon Valley veterans and newbies alike will want to explore this book that delves into the rich history behind the region that birthed the world's most important industry. Technology journalist Ashlee Vance has captured almost every aspect of the area stretching between San Francisco and San Jose, California, starting with the eager radio and electronics enthusiasts of the early 1900s and ending with the computing powerhouses of today such as Google and Apple. Along the way, the book profiles the people and places that have elevated Silicon Valley to an almost mythic pedestal. This book delivers Silicon Valley, taking us from success story to failed startup and back again as we drive the roads from San Francisco to Menlo Park, Palo Alto, Mountain View, Sunnyvale, Santa Clara and San Jose. It's full of profiles of the larger-than-life characters that pioneered the processor, computer, and Internet revolutions. The book's vibrant design includes "Silicon Valley Soundbytes" packed with insider information and trivia, and "Click Here" sidebars, which suggest places to eat, drink, and shop.
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