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Lisa Atwood thinks she is finally getting a horse of her very own. A new horse has arrived at Pine Hollow and Lisa is convinced that her parents are planning to buy it for her, so of course she volunteers to help school it. But training this horse is a lot more difficult then Lisa thought--in fact, it turns out to be dangerous. Meanwhile, Carole Hanson is having schooling problems of her own. She's about to fail a course, and she doesn't know where to turn for help. Should she try to struggle through on her own? Or admit defeat and just give up? Can the Saddle Club turn these two schooling disasters into happy endings?
Special needs provision continues to be the focus of much attention. A growing emphasis on the importance of meeting individual and often complex needs means that finding the right school for your child can be a complicated process. Schools for Special Needs is an indispensable aid for anyone investigating the legal and practical aspects of SEN provision for children and young people at all stages of education. This fully updated guide covers: assessment and identification of needs, statementing, suitable provision and school choice; all special needs from ADHD and Autism to Speech and Language Difficulty and Visual Impairment; where to seek help, parents' rights and the role of the local authority; the Special Educational Needs Code of Practice; directories of independent and non-maintained special schools, colleges and support services; state-maintained special schools, and mainstream independent schools with specialist provision.
It's Graduation Day at DSA!Fans have been requesting another DSA book for years. And here it is! While money-hungry headmaster Mordred is busy planning DSA's conversion into a deluxe casino, Wiglaf and his friends are on a mission to find their dragon buddy Worm. Unsuccessful in their quest, the group returns to see the school set up for a surprise graduation. Will Worm reunite with his friends before the doors close? And what comes next for the young knights in training? Find out in the much anticipated finale to McMullan's hilarious fantasy series. .
Julius Hertzfeld is a distinguished psychotherapist with an impressive career, but when suddenly confronted with his own mortality, his life and work seem meaningless. Has he really made a difference to the lives of his patients? And what about those he's failed, what has happened to them? Trying to reconcile his past places him on a collision course with his greatest failure - a handsome but arrogant sex addict with a taste for obscure philosophy. In The Schopenhauer Cure, Irvin Yalom elegantly weaves the true story of philosopher Arthur Schopenhauer's psychological life throughout the narrative, knitting together fact and fiction to form a compulsively readable tale.
Each generation of therapists can boast of only a few writers like Deborah Luepnitz, whose sympathy and wit shine through a fine, luminous prose. In Schopenhauer's Porcupines she recounts five true stories from her practice, stories of patients who range from the super-rich to the homeless and who grapple with panic attacks, psychosomatic illness, marital despair, and sexual recklessness. Intimate, original, and triumphantly funny, Schopenhauer's Porcupines goes further than any other book in unveiling the secrets of "how talking helps."
In the first comprehensive biography of Erwin Schrödinger--a brilliant and charming Austrian, a great scientist, and a man with a passionate interest in people and ideas--the author draws upon recollections of Schrödinger's friends, family and colleagues, and on contemporary records, letters and diaries. Schrödinger led a very intense life, both in his research and in the personal realm. This book portrays his life against the backdrop of Europe at a time of change and unrest. His best known scientific work was the discovery of wave mechanics, for which he was awarded the Nobel Prize in 1933. In Dublin, he wrote his most famous and influential book What is Life?, which attracted some of the brightest minds of his generation into molecular biology. This highly readable biography of a fascinating and complex man will appeal to anyone interested in the history of our times, and in the life and thought of one of the great men of twentieth-century science.
"Tender, hilarious, and packed with delightful surprises . . . If Einstein and John Cleese had written a novel together, this would be it."-Joseph Weisberg, author of 10th GradeFour friends set out into the night in Cambridge, Massachusetts, undeterred by the fact that one of them might actually be dead. Deb has perfected the half-hour orgasm. Grant, a geek, desperately desires Deb. Depressed Arlene has just improbably slept with Johnny, their leader, who recently and accidentally shot himself to death.But is he (or anyone) alive or dead until he's observed to be by someone else? Maybe not, according to Dr. Erwin Schrödinger, the renowned physicist (1887--1961) who is, strangely, still ambling through the Ivy League town, offering opinions and proofs about how our perceptions can bring to life-and, in turn, reduce and destroy-other people and ourselves. And what does Schrödinger have to do with the President of Montana, who just declared war on the rest of the country, or the Harvard Square bag lady who is rewriting the history of the world? What's the significance of the cat in the box, the "miracle molecule," or the discarded piece of luncheon meat?Answer: All will collide by the end of this hypersmart, supersexy, madly moving novel that crosses structural inventiveness with easygoing accessibility, the United States with our internal states of being, philosophy with fiction. In Adam Felber's dazzling debut, science and humanity collide in a kaleidoscopic story that is as hilarious as death and as heartbreaking as love.Praise:"A jangle of provocative absurdities playing off a pair of lovers so winning that readers, like the audiences at the old Hollywood romantic comedies, will all but rent ladders to uncross the stars that guide and misguide their efforts.... [Schrodinger's Ball is] a romantic fantasy in three-quarter time, as brainy as it is airy, and unhinged either way."-The New York Times"Felber has done the impossible: he's made quantum theory seem hysterically funny and Cambridge, Massachusetts seem like a place of strange magic. Schrödinger's Ball is a great read that will blind you with science and laughter."-Chris Regan, writer for The Daily Show and co-author of America (The Book)"[A] crackling comic novel...[Felber] frolics in the fields of science....His wit and linguistic acrobatics make this clever mind-bender worth the ride.-Booklist "It's smart, it's funny, it's got heart. All this and an umlaut too! Schrödinger's Ball is thoroughly lively."-Roy Blount Jr., author of Roy Blount's Book of Southern Humor"If Einstein and John Cleese had written a novel together, this would be it. Felber creates a world that is both completely real and totally enchanted. Tender, hilarious, and packed with delightful surprises, Schrödinger's Ball is even more original than other really original books."-Joseph Weisberg, author of Tenth Grade"There's no uncertainty about it. Schrödinger's Ball once and for all proves the Adam Felber theory of comic novel writing: a book can be rollickingly funny, sharply satirical, romantic, and endearing-and involve quantum physics."-Mo Rocca, author of All the Presidents' Pets: The Story of One Reporter Who Refused to Roll Over "Schrödinger's Ball is as funny as hell, charming and kind, and perceptive and moving. Adam Felber has an amazing feel for the interior lives of his characters, even while using the shifting points-of-view of a David Foster Wallace."-Peter Sagal, host of NPR's Wait, Wait...Don't Tell Me!"[A] raucous, willfully absurd debut...designed to expose the beautiful randomness of existence....Felber has embraced postmodern fiction's favorite themes...and turned it into a work of broad comedy instead of a fit of fatalistic handwringing."-Kirkus Reviews"Few novels attempting a deliberately bad explanation of the uncertainty principle could surpass this inspired romp....Felber's debut is illogically, warmly entertaining."-Publishers WeeklyFrom the Trade Paperback edition.
Includes 61 important critical pieces Schumann wrote for the Neue Zeitschrift fur Musik 1834-1844. Perceptive evaluations of Beethoven, Chopin, Schubert, other giants; also Spohr, Moscheles, Field, other minor masters. Annotated.
A Brooklyn eighth-grader nicknamed Antsy befriends the Schwa, an "invisible-ish" boy who is tired of blending into his surroundings and going unnoticed by nearly everyone.
Twenty American academics, researchers, and high school science teachers contribute nine chapters offering secondary science educators--from seasoned educators to those who are early in their career--suggestions on how to change their teaching methods to prepare students for life and work. Topics addressed include inquiry, implementing change strategies, the role of curriculum materials in reform, building leadership teams to create professional learning communities, building partnerships to support reform, using data from student assessments, and addressing the needs of linguistically diverse students . Annotation ©2009 Book News, Inc. , Portland, OR (booknews. com)
A science professor clearly and simply writes a series of lectures bringing together science and Christianity. This is a fascinating book.
Science and Government is a gripping account of one of the great scientific rivalries of the twentieth century. The antagonists are Sir Henry Tizard, a chemist from Imperial College, and Frederick Lindemann (Lord Cherwell), a physicist from the University of Oxford. The scientist-turned-novelist Charles Percy Snow tells a story of hatred and ambition at the top of British science, exposing how vital decisions were made in secret and sometimes with little regard to truth or the prevailing scientific consensus. Tizard, an adviser to a Labor government, believed the air war against Nazi Germany would be won by investing in the new science of radar. Lindemann favored bombing the homes of German citizens. Each man produced data to support his case, but in the end what mattered was politics. When Labor was in power, Tizard's view prevailed. When the Conservatives returned, Lindemann, who was Winston Churchill's personal adviser, became untouchable. Snow's 1959 Two Cultures Rede Lecture propelled him to worldwide fame. Science and Government, originally the 1960 Godkin Lectures at Harvard, has been largely forgotten. Today the space occupied by scientists and politicians is much more contested than it was in Snow's time, but there remains no better guide to it than Snow's dramatic narrative.
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Edited and compiled by William E. Galt after Burrow's death, Science and Man's Behavior: The Contribution of Phylobiology details the practices and therapies of one of the founding fathers of behavioral psychology. As a psychologist, Burrow was most interested in understanding and resolving man's behavioral conflict. He worked to shed light on behavioral disorders through his use of group- and phylo-therapy. Join Galt on a journey through Burrow's theories and practices in this important early text on a groundbreaking twentieth-century methodology. Trigiant Burrow was a founder of phylobiology and was a pioneer of using phyloanalysis as a therapy tool. Burrow was a trained doctor, biologist, and psychologist who specialized in experimental psychology. He studied psychoanalysis with Carl Jung and brought the European techniques to the United States. He studied and practiced experimental and behavioral psychology in Baltimore, Maryland for most of his life.
The Science and Practice of Stuttering Treatment: A Symposium is a comprehensive resource for practitioners and researchers that spans the scientific basis and clinical management of stutters in people of all ages, from preschoolers to adults.Written by an international team of clinical and research leaders in the field of speech and language pathology, as well as scientists from the fields of epidemiology and neurology, the book offers a truly comprehensive coverage of contemporary stuttering management.Each chapter provides information on the 'Theoretical Basis of the Treatment', 'Outline of the Treatment', 'Scientific Evidence for the Treatment', 'Advantages and Disadvantages of the Treatment', 'Planned Future Empirical Development', and conclude with an in-depth critical review.This book is a must-have resource for speech and language pathologists, researchers and educators worldwide.FEATURES:Offers a rigorous critical review of each treatmentWritten by leading international experts in the fieldCompletely up to date with the latest clinical and scientific research"This book is the output from the Research Symposium held in Croatia in 2010. This text is unusual in that it not only reflects the content of the Symposium presentations, but also reports the discussion that the presentations generated. The discussions that ensued were recorded and transcribed... The consistent organisation of each paper in the collection allows the reader to quickly access the critical information and to make direct comparisons across therapies... (and) provides the reader with a comprehensive overview of a variety of speech restructuring programs... The advantages/disadvantages and the discussion sections in each chapter help the reader with appraisal of the material presented and to make some judgements about generality and value...The reader feels exposed to the atmosphere and dynamics of the Symposium in a way that is rarely captured outside the conference auditorium." - A review from Sharon Millard (PhD., MRCSLT), Research Lead and Expert Speech and Language Therapist, The Michael Palin Centre, Whittington Health, London, UK
John Polkinghorne, an international figure known both for his contributions to the field of theoretical elementary particle physics and for his work as a theologian, has over the years filled a bookshelf with writings devoted to specific topics in science and religion. In this new book, he undertakes for the first time a survey of all the major issues at the intersection of science and religion, concentrating on what he considers the essential insights for each. Clearly and without assuming prior knowledge, he addresses causality, cosmology, evolution, consciousness, natural theology, divine providence, revelation, and scripture. Each chapter also provides references to his other books in which more detailed treatments of specific issues can be found. For those who are new to what Polkinghorne calls "one of the most significant interdisciplinary interactions of our time," this volume serves as an excellent introduction. For readers already familiar with John Polkinghorne's books, this latest is a welcome reminder of the breadth of his thought and the subtlety of his approach in the quest for truthful understanding.
The debate between science and religion is never out of the news: emotions run high, fueled by polemical bestsellers like The God Delusion and, at the other end of the spectrum, high-profile campaigns to teach "Intelligent Design" in schools. Yet there is much more to the debate than the clash of these extremes. As Thomas Dixon shows in this balanced and thought-provoking introduction, a whole range of views, subtle arguments, and fascinating perspectives can be found on this complex and centuries-old subject. He explores the key philosophical questions that underlie the debate, but also highlights the social, political, and ethical contexts that have made the tensions between science and religion such a fraught and interesting topic in the modern world. Dixon emphasizes how the modern conflict between evolution and creationism is quintessentially an American phenomenon, arising from the culture and history of the United States, as exemplified through the ongoing debates about how to interpret the First-Amendment's separation of church and state. Along the way, he examines landmark historical episodes such as the Galileo affair, Charles Darwin's own religious and scientific odyssey, the Scopes "Monkey Trial" in Tennessee in 1925, and the Dover Area School Board case of 2005, and includes perspectives from non-Christian religions and examples from across the physical, biological, and social sciences.
Michael Ruse provides a new analysis of the often troubled relationship between science and religion. Arguing against both extremes - in one corner, the New Atheists; in the other, the Creationists and their offspring the Intelligent Designers - he asserts that science is undoubtedly the highest and most fruitful source of human inquiry. Yet, by its very nature and its deep reliance on metaphor, science restricts itself and is unable to answer basic, significant, and potent questions about the meaning of the universe and humankind's place within it: Why is there something rather than nothing? What is the ultimate source and foundation of morality? What is the nature of consciousness? What is the meaning of it all? Ruse shows that one can legitimately be a skeptic about all of these questions, and yet why it is open for a Christian, or member of any faith, to offer answers.
Science and the Founding Fathers: Science in the Political Thought of Thomas Jefferson, Benjamin Franklin, John Adams, and James Madisonby I. Bernard Cohen
General readers, students of American history, and professional historians alike will profit from reading this engaging presentation of an aspect of American history conspicuously absent from the usual textbooks and popular presentations of the political thought of this crucial period. Thomas Jefferson was the only president who could read and understand Newton's Principia. Benjamin Franklin is credited with establishing the science of electricity. John Adams had the finest education in science that the new country could provide, including "Pnewmaticks, Hydrostaticks, Mechanicks, Staticks, Opticks." James Madison, chief architect of the Constitution, peppered his Federalist Papers with reference to physics, chemistry, and the life sciences. For these men science was an integral part of life--including political life. This is the story of their scientific education and of how they employed that knowledge in shaping the political issues of the day, incorporating scientific reasoning into the Constitution.
The history of science, including mathematics, relativity, quantum mechanics, science and philosophy, science and religion.
The Paranormal, the new ebook series from F+W Media International Ltd, resurrecting rare titles, classic publications and out-of-print texts, as well as new ebook titles on the supernatural - other-worldly books for the digital age. The series includes a range of paranormal subjects from angels, fairies and UFOs to near-death experiences, vampires, ghosts and witchcraft. In facts, not fiction, this book presents the case for the paranormal. Changing the way we look at the universe is not easy, and requires a true openness to exploration and experiment. Professor Ellison suggests that most of us are conditioned by our Western science-based education to think that the universe is much simpler and 'material' than it really is. He argues that we should recognize the limits of the current scientific worldview which fails to account for genuine paranormal experiences, including phenomena such as out-of-body experiences (OBE), reliably reported by thousands of people.
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