Fight Back

Author: G. Gordon Liddy
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
ISBN: 1466829958
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G. Gordon Liddy has never shrunk from a fight, and in this book he offers individuals and businesses a clear-eyed, proactive, and deeply informed approach to combating criminal and terrorist threats. Backed by advice from three seasoned professionals who offer military, medical, and personal security perspectives, Liddy addresses: -How and why terrorists select targets--and how to minimize your chances of becoming one -Assessing your personal and workplace risks: Do you have a plan to protect yourself? Your employees? Your infrastructure? -Using defensive landscaping and antiterrorism architecture: how to protect against intruders, truck bombs, and other potential attacks -How to survive a kidnapping and hostage situation -Countering chemical, biological, and weapons attacks: An Emergency Response Handbook Fight Back is an essential book for everyone concerned about home and workplace safety.

Cognitive Activation In The Mathematics Classroom And Professional Competence Of Teachers

Author: Mareike Kunter
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 1461451493
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This work reports the findings of the Professional Competence of Teachers, Cognitively Activating Instruction, and Development of Students ́ Mathematical Literacy project (COACTIV). COACTIV applies a broad, innovative conceptualization of teacher competence to examine how mathematics teachers’ knowledge, beliefs, motivational orientations, and self-regulation skills influence their instructional practice and teaching outcomes In this project data was collected on various aspects of teacher competence and classroom instruction from the perspective of both the teachers themselves and their students. Moreover, it gauges the effects of these teacher characteristics on student learning, as indexed by the progress students in each class. Questions addressed in the study which are reported in this volume include: What are the characteristics of successful teaching? What distinguishes teachers who succeed in their profession? How can the quality of instruction be improved?

Multimodality

Author: Gunther R. Kress
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 0415320607
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The 21st century is awash with ever more mixed and remixed images, writing, layout, sound, gesture, speech, and 3D objects. Multimodality looks beyond language and examines these multiple modes of communication and meaning making. Multimodality: A Social Semiotic Approach to Contemporary Communication represents a long-awaited and much anticipated addition to the study of multimodality from the scholar who pioneered and continues to play a decisive role in shaping the field. Written in an accessible manner and illustrated with a wealth of photos and illustrations to clearly demonstrate the points made, Multimodality: A Social Semiotic Approach to Contemporary Communication deliberately sets out to locate communication in the everyday, covering topics and issues not usually discussed in books of this kind, from traffic signs to mobile phones. In this book, Gunther Kress presents a contemporary, distinctive and widely applicable approach to communication. He provides the framework necessary for understanding the attempt to bring all modes of meaning-making together under one unified theoretical roof. This exploration of an increasingly vital area of language and communication studies will be of interest to advanced undergraduate and postgraduate students in the fields of English language and applied linguistics, media and communication studies and education.

Professor Puffendorf S Secret Potions

Author: Robin Tzannes
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 9780195214468
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Professor Puffendorf is the world's greatest scientist. Her laboratory is a wonderful place full of strange machines that hiss and squeak, and an old cabinet marked "TOP SECRET." And in that cabinet lie her secret potions that can make your wildest dreams come true. One day she goes out and leaves her assistant, Slag, behind with her pet guinea pig, Chip. Now is Slag's chance to steal the potions, but first he has to try them out on Chip. Will they work? What will happen to Chip? And what will happen to Slag?

Carrier

Author: Bonnie J. Rough
Publisher: Counterpoint Press
ISBN: 1582435782
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The author explains how test results confirmed that she carried the gene for a rare debilitating condition, prompting her to explore the disease's affects on her mother and grandfather, as well as face tough decisions when deciding whether or not to have her own child. Original.

Still Standing

Author: Carrie Prejean
Publisher: Regnery Publishing
ISBN: 1596986026
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The deposed Miss California sets the record straight, explaining her views on a host of topics, including events during and since her controversial comments that earned her both supporters and harsh critics.

International Handbook Of Research On Conceptual Change

Author: Stella Vosniadou
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136578218
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Conceptual change research investigates the processes through which learners substantially revise prior knowledge and acquire new concepts. Tracing its heritage to paradigms and paradigm shifts made famous by Thomas Kuhn, conceptual change research focuses on understanding and explaining learning of the most the most difficult and counter-intuitive concepts. Now in its second edition, the International Handbook of Research on Conceptual Change provides a comprehensive review of the conceptual change movement and of the impressive research it has spawned on students’ difficulties in learning. In thirty-one new and updated chapters, organized thematically and introduced by Stella Vosniadou, this volume brings together detailed discussions of key theoretical and methodological issues, the roots of conceptual change research, and mechanisms of conceptual change and learner characteristics. Combined with chapters that describe conceptual change research in the fields of physics, astronomy, biology, medicine and health, and history, this handbook presents writings on interdisciplinary topics written for researchers and students across fields.

Prison Diaries

Author: Charles Bronson
Publisher: Andrews UK Limited
ISBN: 1908382015
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Charles Bronson is Britain’s most notorious prisoner, a ‘Category A’ inmate who has spent over 30 years inside as a result of his violent and unpredictable behaviour. No one knows the system better than Charlie. Now, for the very first time, you can find out what it is really like inside a maximum security institution as Charlie blows the lid on his life in HM Wakefield. Written in diary form by Charlie himself from behind locked doors, this unique book uncovers the real Charlie; his thoughts, frustrations and true feelings about the people who inhabit ‘the concrete coffin’ with him. This raw, unedited text, in his own hand, comes straight from the heart and also reveals another side to the man who has spent much of his time in solitary confinement in inhuman conditions. From writing poetry and creating works of art, to keeping fit and his secret passion for the X Factor and Coronation Street, there is much more to the man dubbed ‘Britain’s most violent prisoner’ than his reputation suggests. Charlie says that he never plans his actions and only reacts violently when provoked and he has received more than his fair share of provocation over the years. This hard hitting book tells you how it is by the man who knows. Following on from his earlier works Loonyology and Respect and Reputation, and Bronson the film about his life, Prison Diaries continues the unbelievable Charles Bronson story. As Charlie says, ‘After reading this book you will know what its like to be me’.

Change Your Mind Change Your Body

Author: Ann Kearney-Cooke
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 141650365X
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The rest of your life lies ahead of you. Do you want to spend it fighting your body and worrying about things you can't change? Or do you want to live your life to its fullest by combining age, experience, and creativity to develop a new vision for your body and self? Women in midlife face many changes, such as children growing up, returning to the workforce, or retiring from it. Then there are the physical changes: crow's-feet, saggy arms, an expanding waistline. The transformations within us and around us can leave us feeling anxious, ineffective, and out of control, especially in a culture that defines midlife as the beginning of a decline. It's easy to look at our lives and ourselves and wish we could turn back the clock, but it doesn't have to be that way. Midlife is a time of opportunity to renew, grow strong, set new goals, and redefine who you are. Change Your Mind, Change Your Body: Feeling Good About Your Body and Self After 40 gives you the tools you need to utilize your wisdom and experiences to shape a new vision of who you are and what you want your life to look like -- right now. Learn how to: • Cope with the physical and mental changes that midlife brings • Revamp ideas of what is sexy and desirable • Turn fears of aging into tools for positive growth • Develop a positive, realistic body image • Embrace who you are and who you will become • Set weight and exercise goals you can really achieve • Help our daughters create a positive self-image You have the power to renegotiate your relationship with your body, yourself, and the world around you, and Change Your Mind, Change Your Body will help you discover and use it.