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Science Surprises: Exploring the Nature of Science
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 28,450. Language: American English. Published: March 5, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Science and Nature » Research & Methodology
(5.00 from 6 reviews)
A text supplement for students in any grade 7-10 science class, it is used with several freely available interactive lessons for a unit on the nature of science (NoS). The unit addresses many of the common misconceptions about NoS. It satisfies virtually all the latest NoS standards (in NGSS, CCSS). It includes strategies for critical and skeptical thinking. Teacher's Guide is also available.
2014 Longhorn Football Prospectus: Thinking Texas Football
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Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 41,540. Language: English. Published: July 24, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Football & rugby
(5.00 from 5 reviews)
This 2014 Texas football preview is a season companion, reference guide, and resource for the entire football season. Our goal is to present a rational, entertaining assessment of Longhorn Football, Texas opponents, and the Big 12 Conference, while imparting a more comprehensive and deeper understanding of the game, so that you can enjoy game day, and our Longhorns, all the more. Hook 'em
The Communication Process
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Series: Fundamentals of Effective Communication, 1. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 4,260. Language: English. Published: March 19, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Education and Study Guides » Study guides -- Professional
This book discusses the theory and applications of the communication process and provides practical examples for the use of professionals to improve their communication.
Listening with Empathy
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Series: Fundamentals of Effective Communication, 2. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 5,490. Language: English. Published: April 22, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Business communication / general
This book shows how good listening habits can only be developed through self-training. The book lists (and explains with illustrations) seven barriers to listening, seven bad listening habits, and three secrets to Active Listening. These descriptions provide a practical framework to analyse our shortcomings and identify the areas where there is room for improvement.
Perception
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Series: Fundamentals of Effective Communication, 3. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 3,190. Language: English. Published: July 4, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Education and Study Guides » Decision-making & problem solving
Since each individual’s perception is unique, we might encounter communication difficulties when two individuals attribute different meanings to the same utterance, event, or transaction. This book provides practical examples of Perceptual Errors and provides concrete advice to eliminate perceptual blocks in everyday communication.
Self-Concept and Communication
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Series: Fundamentals of Effective Communication, 4. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 3,270. Language: English. Published: July 6, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Education and Study Guides » Decision-making & problem solving
Our communication is immensely affected by our self-concept. This book discuses The Johari Window model and provides a way of looking at our self-concept in a systematic manner. The model also provides us guidelines for optimal self-disclosure in communication. In the latter part, the book illustrates the concept of 'Life Positions' which is based on Transactional Analysis.
The Kabbalah of Forgiveness
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 42,080. Language: English. Published: August 19, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Judaism / Kabbalah & Mysticism
The Kabbalah of Forgiveness is a translation of the first chapter of Rabbi Moshe Cordovero’s classic work Date Palm of Devorah (Tomer Devorah) with a commentary by Dr. Henry Abramson. Emerging from the 16th-century Safed Circle of Jewish mystics, this book earned a rare exception to the centuries-old ban on the study of Kabbalah by students under 40 because of its profound ethical value.
10 Things You Need to Know: A Practical Guide for Internationals Moving to the U.S.
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 18,020. Language: English. Published: July 1, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Travel » Travel - Reference
Moving to a new country is one of the hardest things you can do. Learning another language. Connecting to a new community. Adapting to an unfamiliar culture. These adjustments take years, but this practical guide provides information that will make your move easier. All ten themes are inspired by the author’s personal experiences and those of her many International friends. Welcome to the U.S.A.!
Zen-Sational Living: A Simple Guide to Finding Your True Self and Maintaining Balance
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 23,710. Language: English. Published: January 23, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Self-improvement » Motivation and inspiration
Loaded with sensible advice, Zen-Sational Living is a road-map for making good decisions and being your best. From the basics of Zen, to health (mental and physical), creating a personal space, and everything in between! Whether you're in need of a boost, a change, or are starting on your own road of self-discovery, ZEN-SATIONAL LIVING will guide you on your journey.
Communication as a Transaction
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Series: Fundamentals of Effective Communication, 5. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 3,880. Language: English. Published: August 5, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Education and Study Guides » Leadership
This book provides comprehensive discussion and examples of the model of Transactional Analysis. If we view every unit of social interaction is called a transaction, this model should help us troubleshoot a communication breakdown, and improve overall communication effectiveness.
Managing Conversations
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Series: Fundamentals of Effective Communication, 7. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 3,840. Language: English. Published: August 6, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Education and Study Guides » Study guides - English (insert language book was written in)
This book discusses how smooth conversations normally follow five stages in a pre-determined sequence.It then discusses, with examples, some guiding principles in conversations. Finally, discussion focuses on 'unproductive'conversations. In an attempt to understand how unproductive conversations are created, the book elabaorates on some factors leading to unproductive conversations
A View from Beneath the Dancing Elephant: Rediscovering IBM's Corporate Constitution
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Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 42,610. Language: English. Published: July 31, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Corporate & business history
If Lou Gerstner’s Who Says Elephants Can’t Dance? is the yang, this book is the yin—that quintessential opposing and balancing force. It is an IBM employee-owner’s perspective; it captures the views of those that will determine IBM’s 21st Century permanence. Its premise? IBM must rediscover its Corporate Constitution—its basic beliefs of Respect, Service and Excellence.
Introduction to HTML & CSS
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Price: $3.00 USD. Words: 10,230. Language: English. Published: April 25, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Computers and Internet » HTML
This book covers the basics of HTML and inline CSS based on the latest standards proposed by W3C. Basic topics are covered to make it possible to build a simple web page. This book is used in Introduction to HTML and CSS topics in courses taught at City College of San Francisco where the author teaches.
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Burn: A Comprehensive Guide to Burning Man.
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Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 33,680. Language: English. Published: July 31, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Travel » Specialties & interests
(3.00 from 1 review)
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Burn is a comprehensive event guide to Burning Man, detailing everything from the history and evolution of the event to traveling to and from (and around in) Black Rock City to building a camp (wiring said camp for solar power, grey water disposal, etc.) and surviving the Black Rock Desert (what to bring, the culture, how to change a bicycle tire, etc.) for a week.
Dead Men Can't Lie: The Truth Behind the Cases of Trayvon Martin and Marlon Brown
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 11,170. Language: English. Published: August 10, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » Civil and human rights
(4.50 from 2 reviews)
In his book "Dead Men Can't Lie," Dr. Shiping Bao talks openly and in a no-holds-barred manner about a number of major issues surrounding the George Zimmerman trial and the case of Marlon Brown. Dr. Bao is the Medical Examiner who performed the autopsies on both Trayvon Martin and Marlon Brown, two very high-profile and controversial cases still in the media.
Healed from Chronic Pain
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Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 41,990. Language: English. Published: May 3, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Health, wellbeing, & medicine » Pain management
A new approach to healing, the combining of faith and science, lead this non-medical person to discover that nutrition would heal most disorders. A correlation between central air conditioning and obesity lead him to the understanding that we do not consume enough nutrients in our regular diets for health. You will also discover our relationship with the sun has changed forever and why.
Employers and the Law: 2013-14 Anthology of Best Articles
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Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 69,370. Language: English. Published: May 15, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Law » Labor & Employment
Employers and the Law: 2013-14 Anthology of Best Articles is a collection of articles covering ongoing and emerging legal responsibilities stemming from the relationship between employers and employees. Authored by leading employment law experts, the articles are relevant to, among others, business owners, managers, and human resource professionals—and to their legal advisors.
Torrey Pines Summer
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 26,380. Language: English. Published: July 16, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Education and Study Guides » Elementary
What is the most extraordinary summer a child could ever imagine? Would it include going on a midnight grunion run, discovering the mystery of a pool carved into a 48 million year-old rock, standing inches from a mountain lion, assisting with the rescue of a Pygmy Pilot whale, learning how to surf and more? This children’s book is an awe-inspiring, adventure-filled summer of a lifetime!
Grad Skool Rulz: Everything You Need to Know about Academia from Admissions to Tenure
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Price: $3.00 USD. Words: 40,660. Language: English. Published: October 2, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Education and Study Guides » Careers in education
(5.00 from 6 reviews)
Get the inside scoop on graduate school and the tenure track. This no-nonsense guide gives you blunt advice about everything from admissions to dissertations to getting tenure. Filled with concrete strategies for surviving graduate school while keeping your sanity.
How To Raise A Good Kid
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 37,280. Language: English. Published: February 24, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Parenting » Childhood development
(4.50 from 2 reviews)
Essential reading for every parent, How To Raise A Good Kid is a collection of 23 hilarious, honest and heartfelt stories about growing up and raising children that help parents teach lessons about core values such as faith, honesty, courage, hard work, perseverance and love. One of the best books about parenting and successfully navigating the challenges of childhood that you will ever find.