The Transfiguration Of Solomon Shinn

Author: David Bock
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780986399404
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In this Middle Grade/Young Adult novel, Solomon Shinn expects his evacuation from Hurricane Katrina to be like any other. Instead, he embarks upon a mental, physical, and spiritual journey that leaves him questioning the difference between dreams and reality. Facing nightmares after The Storm, Solomon struggles to find the faith he needs to conquer his fears. Talking stars, an unlikely spaceship, a magical book, new friends, and two enigmatic strangers cross his path across the universe and back home again. At the start of his adventure, Solomon is merely a lost boy who talks to stars. In order to conquer his fears and help save the world, he may have to become one

The Productive Programmer

Author: Neal Ford
Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."
ISBN: 9780596551865
Size: 40.45 MB
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Anyone who develops software for a living needs a proven way to produce it better, faster, and cheaper. The Productive Programmer offers critical timesaving and productivity tools that you can adopt right away, no matter what platform you use. Master developer Neal Ford not only offers advice on the mechanics of productivity-how to work smarter, spurn interruptions, get the most out your computer, and avoid repetition-he also details valuable practices that will help you elude common traps, improve your code, and become more valuable to your team. You'll learn to: Write the test before you write the code Manage the lifecycle of your objects fastidiously Build only what you need now, not what you might need later Apply ancient philosophies to software development Question authority, rather than blindly adhere to standards Make hard things easier and impossible things possible through meta-programming Be sure all code within a method is at the same level of abstraction Pick the right editor and assemble the best tools for the job This isn't theory, but the fruits of Ford's real-world experience as an Application Architect at the global IT consultancy ThoughtWorks. Whether you're a beginner or a pro with years of experience, you'll improve your work and your career with the simple and straightforward principles in The Productive Programmer.

Barron S Ap Calculus 14th Edition

Author: David Bock, M.S.
Publisher: Barron's Educational Series
ISBN: 1438068921
Size: 38.45 MB
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Offers advice on preparing for and taking the advanced placement examinations in calculus, including a diagnostic tool, a review of exam topics, and ten practice tests with answers for both the Calculus AB and Calculus BC exams.

Barron S How To Prepare For The Ap Calculus

Author: Shirley O. Hockett
Publisher: Barron's Educational Series
ISBN: 9780764123825
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Offers advice on preparing for and taking the advanced placement examinations in calculus, a review of the field, and four sample tests with answers for each section of the exam.

Barron S Regents Exams And Answers

Author: Lawrence S. Leff
Publisher: Barron's Educational Series
ISBN: 9780764117282
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This brand new Regents review "Redbook" conforms to the new Regents Math B curriculum taught in secondary schools throughout New York State. The new Math B exam covers topics that until recently were included in portions of the old Sequential Math Course II and all of the Sequential Math Course III. However, the entire math curriculum has been restructured, and this book reviews all Math B requirements and topics through step-by-step solutions to actual and simulated test questions. Includes graphing calculator skills and test-taking tips. Four full-length exams are included: the Regents Sample Math B test plus the exams that were given in June and August of 2001 and in January 2002.

Applied Psychology

Author: Rowan Bayne
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1446274756
Size: 36.57 MB
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Electronic Inspection Copy available to instructors here In this revised new edition, Bayne and Jinks expertly combine the professional and academic aspects of applied psychology. The contributing authors, all experts in their field, provide authoritative and engaging overviews of their areas of expertise and an important range of perspectives. The book is organised into three parts. The first part is a general context for applied psychology including a discussion of questions about evidence based practice. The second part discusses practice and training in a plethora of areas of applied psychology, including all of the traditional routes (for e.g. clinical, health and educational psychology), eight 'relative newcomers' to the field (for e.g. sport and forensic psychology) and four areas not always regarded as applied psychology: counselling, coaching, careers guidance and lecturing. The innovative third part is a roundtable of expert practitioners commenting on the new directions they would like to see in their areas of applied psychology. Applied Psychology: Research, Training and Practice 2nd Edition will be essential for all students considering a career in an applied field, either those studying applied psychology at undergraduate level or MSc students on applied psychology courses at this level.

Against The Protestant Gnostics

Author: Philip J. Lee
Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand
ISBN: 0195084365
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Since the discovery of original gnostic documents at Nag Hammadi in 1945, many scholars have recognized a familiar presence within this ancient heresy. To some authors the main features of gnosticism--belief in a secret revelation available only to an initiated elite, rejection of the physical world, and escape into the self--seemed reminiscent of modern cult groups and secular movements. However, Philip Lee, noting that most of the early gnostics were firmly ensconced within the Church, locates modern gnosticism within the Protestant establishment itself. "As a Protestant, I believe I have identified the elusive modern gnostics and they are ourselves," he writes. In this penetrating and provocative assessment of the current state of religion and its effect on values in society at large, Lee criticizes conservatives and liberals alike as he traces gnostic motifs to the very roots of American Protestantism. With references to an extraordinary spectrum of writings from sources as diverse as John Calvin, Martin Buber, Tom Wolfe, Margaret Atwood and Emily Dickinson among many others, he probes the effects of gnostic thinking on issues ranging from politics to feminism, from ecology to parenthood. The ethical ramifications of such a gnostic turn have been negative and frightening, he maintains. The book points to positive ways of restoring health to endangered Protestant churches. Calling for the restoration of a dialectical faith and practice, Lee offers an agenda for reform, including a renewal of obedience to the scriptures and an affirmation of life and creation within the circle of the extended family.

The Stone Girl S Story

Author: Sarah Beth Durst
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 1328476642
Size: 30.14 MB
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Exploring the power of stories and storytelling, Sarah Beth Durst presents the mesmerizing adventure of a girl made of living stone who braves unforeseen dangers and magical consequences on a crucial quest to save her family. Mayka and her stone family were brought to life by the stories etched into their bodies. Now time is eroding these vital marks, and Mayka must find a stonemason to recarve them. But the search is more complex than she had imagined, and Mayka uncovers a scheme endangering all stone creatures. Only someone who casts stories into stone can help—but whom can Mayka trust? Where is the stonemason who will save them? Action and insight combine in this magical coming-of-age novel as the young heroine realizes the savior she’s been searching for is herself.