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Editor Julie Bergman states in her introduction to Geckos that the purpose of this book is "to provide the reader with a straightforward, practical source of information on selecting and keeping geckos." Her colorful guide achieves that aim and more, as it offers an authoritative overview of the many geckos available today, including the extremely popular leopard gecko and crested gecko as well as various day geckos, Madagascan geckos, new Caledonian geckos, micro-geckos, and tokay geckos. For their amazing colors, interesting behaviors, longevity, and attractive appearance, geckos are favored by beginning hobbyists. Colorfully illustrated, Geckos provides guidelines for keepers who wish to add a gecko to their vivarium and maintain their pet in excellent health and condition. The editor provides an introduction to gecko characteristics including size, feet, eyes, color and pattern, scales, shedding, reproduction, tail, sexing and activity, to help beginners better understand the anatomy and behavior of these fascinating lizards. This Advanced Vivarium Systems title includes information about selecting a healthy gecko, handling, housing needs, water and feeding requirements. A separate chapter "Keeping Geckos Healthy" provides a complete primer on the health needs and veterinary care of these rewarding reptiles, including quarantine and acclimation considerations, stress, parasites, and specific disorders.
Arising from a series of articles he wrote for The Guardian aimed at a serious-minded general audience, this book explores topics of materials science and nanotechnology, and new understandings of nature. Forbes is inspired by the subject and he draws together a significant amount of technical and scientific information.
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.
Peterson's GED Basics: Social Studies offers test-taking tips, subject review, exercises, and practice test questions to help a reader score high on the GED Social Studies Test. Readers will benefit from the review and practice exercises of the following areas: * Geography * Behavioral science * Economics * Political science * History The Test Yourself section 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. Need extra help in history? In GED Basics: Social Studies, 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). GED Basics: Social Studies is a chapter of GED Basics, which offers test-taking tips, subject review, and practice test questions for each GED Test--Language Arts, Reading; Language Arts, Writing (Parts I and II); Social Studies; Science; and Math (Parts I and II).
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 you prepare for the GED Language Arts, Writing Test, Part II. The Book focuses on writing a five-paragraph essay, which is an effective way to present a GED essay. A five-paragraph essay consists of an introductory paragraph, three body paragraphs, and a concluding paragraph. This book gives you a three-step approach to writing an effective GED essay: planning, writing, and checking your essay.
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 easy-to-use guide Having undergone an extensive update in 2014, the current GED test covers a lot of ground. In today's job environment, earning a GED can give you an edge against the competition, whether it's to get a new job or advance in the one you already have. If you're preparing for this important exam, GED Test For Dummies, 3rd Edition 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. Inside, 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. This new edition has been fully updated to reflect the latest version of the GED Supplies the information, test-taking tips, and 2 full-length practice tests to help maximize your score Offers clear overviews of all the topics covered on the GED Includes special considerations if English is your second language It'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, 3rd Edition.
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.
Miranda Bloom's life has never been better. She finally has an almost-quasi-boyfriend, Dex McConnell, the star lacrosse player of Orange Cove High. But when holiday break rolls around, she jets off to visit her mother in London, and Dex suddenly seems to lose all interest in her. Then there's Henry, the very cute and very available British guy who complicates matters by making it clear that he's very interested in Miranda. Things don't get easier for her when classes start back up at Geek High. Between the dreaded Math Team competitions, an annoyingly love-struck best friend, and a stepmother who seems to delight in making Miranda miserable, it doesn't take a genius to see that the semester ahead is going to be tough.
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 ideal L. A. fairy tale for fans of Once Upon a Time and L. A. Candy! Inspiration for the Disney Channel TV movie, Geek Charming! Dylan Shoenfield is the princess of L. A. ?s posh Castle Heights High. She has the coolest boyfriend, the most popular friends, and a brand-new ?it? bag that everyone covets. But when she accidentally tosses her bag into a fountain, this princess comes face-to-face with her own personal frog: selfprofessed film geek Josh Rosen. In return for rescuing Dylan?s bag, Josh convinces Dylan to let him film her for his documentary on high school popularity. Reluctantly, Dylan lets F-list Josh into her A-list world, and is shocked to realize that sometimes nerds can be pretty cool. But when Dylan?s so-called prince charming of a boyfriend dumps her flat, her life?and her social status? comes to a crashing halt. Can Dylan?with Josh?s help?pull the pieces together to create her own happily-ever-after? .
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
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.
When Bethany -- self-proclaimed geek girl -- makes the varsity cheerleading squad, she realizes that there's one thing worse than blending in with the lockers: getting noticed. She always felt comfortable as part of the nerd herd, but being a member of the most scrutinized group in her school is weighing her down like a ton of textbooks. Even her Varsity Cheerleading Guide can't answer the really tough questions, like: How do you maintain some semblance of dignity while wearing an insanely short skirt? What do you do when the head cheerleader spills her beer on you at your first in-crowd party? And how do you know if your crush likes you for your mind...or your pom-poms? One thing's for sure: It's going to take more than brains for this girl genius to cheer her way to the top of the pyramid.
IT manager Mia Connors is up to her tortoiseshell glasses in technical drama when a glitch in the Horseshoe Falls email system disrupts security and sends errant messages to residents of the gated community. The snafu's timing couldn't be worse--Renaissance Faire season is in full swing and Mia's family's business relies on her presence.Mia doesn't have time to hunt down a computer hacker. Her best friend has disappeared, and she finds another of her friends murdered--in her office. When the hunky new head of Horseshoe Falls security identifies Mia as the prime suspect, her anxiety level registers on the Richter scale.Eager to clear her name, Mia moves into action to locate her missing buddy and find out who killed their friend. But her quick tongue gets her into trouble with more than the new head of security. When Mia begins receiving threats, the killer makes it clear that he's closer than she'd ever imagined.82,750 words
What do Amy Poehler, Bjork, Felicia Day, Martha Stewart, Miranda July, and Zooey Deschanel have in common? They're just a few of the amazing women proving that "geek" is no longer a four-letter word. In recent years, male geeks have taken the world by storm. But what about their female counterparts? After all, fangirls are just like fanboys-they put on their Imperial Stormtrooper Lycra pants one leg at a time. Geek Girls Unite is a call to arms for every girl who has ever obsessed over music, comics, film, comedy, books, crafts, fashion, or anything else under the Death Star. Music geek girl Leslie Simon offers an overview of the geek elite by covering groundbreaking women, hall-of-famers, ultimate love matches, and potential frenemies, along with her top picks for playlists, books, movies, and websites. This smart and hilarious tour through girl geekdom is a must-have for any woman who has ever wondered where her sassy rebel sisters have been hiding.
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.