Igene

Author: Gene Geter
Publisher: iUniverse.com
ISBN: 0595383122
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Highlights: New and exclusive iGene interviews: Mayte Garcia and Andrea Fairweather The real Michael Jackson died in 1982 Bachata Merengue and Típico Remembering Aaliyah Is Kristin Kreuk too good for iGene? The truth about author Edgar Allan The digital retoucher behind America's Next Top Model photos (an iGene exclusive) A low down dirty Eric Benet In bed with Alicia Keys? Jehovah's Witnesses are F ups Sitting behind Diane Lane The other Bill Hopkins Are you related to Derek Jeter? Sexxxual activites at Cafe 34 How Gene helped Amel Larrieux break her record deal Tales of Beyoncé Prince's bodyguards wanted to take my camera The Apprentice 2's Stacie J Celebrities and the New York City Subway Lisaraye's naked hips Pissing off model Nicole Ricca The sister of singer Vivian Green 50 Cent and Ja Rule might be lovers (in an alternate universe) Aya Ueto's calendar/hentai And never before published stories and interviews: Angelina Jolie, Spike Lee, Wyclef Jean, Lil' Kim, Jessica Alba, Matthew Jordan Smith, Leonor Varela, Sam Jones III, Datari Turner and Joy Bryant.

Encyclopedia of Chinese History

Author: Michael Dillon
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 1317817168
Format: PDF, Kindle
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China has become accessible to the west in the last twenty years in a way that was not possible in the previous thirty. The number of westerners travelling to China to study, for business or for tourism has increased dramatically and there has been a corresponding increase in interest in Chinese culture, society and economy and increasing coverage of contemporary China in the media. Our understanding of China’s history has also been evolving. The study of history in the People’s Republic of China during the Mao Zedong period was strictly regulated and primary sources were rarely available to westerners or even to most Chinese historians. Now that the Chinese archives are open to researchers, there is a growing body of academic expertise on history in China that is open to western analysis and historical methods. This has in many ways changed the way that Chinese history, particularly the modern period, is viewed. The Encyclopedia of Chinese History covers the entire span of Chinese history from the period known primarily through archaeology to the present day. Treating Chinese history in the broadest sense, the Encyclopedia includes coverage of the frontier regions of Manchuria, Mongolia, Xinjiang and Tibet that have played such an important role in the history of China Proper and will also include material on Taiwan, and on the Chinese diaspora. In A-Z format with entries written by experts in the field of Chinese Studies, the Encyclopedia will be an invaluable resource for students of Chinese history, politics and culture.

Still Waters

Author: Judith Cutler
Publisher: Allison & Busby
ISBN: 0749016280
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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One cold, wet evening in an otherwise unusually dry April, a man falls from the fifth floor window of a hotel in Hythe. Did he jump or was he pushed?Detective Chief Superintendent Fran Harman is already struggling to juggle her work and private life: she is having difficulties finding a company willing to restore her and her boyfriend's new home and has to put Mark up in her own cottage whilst the work is completed. And now, why did this man jump from a hotel balcony when he had a perfectly good balcony at home?A glitch with the water system and her boyfriend's troublesome daughter add more problems to Fran's lot. Can she find the time to discover what it is that appears not quite right about Alec Minton's death?

The Democratic Differentiated Classroom

Author: Sheryn Spencer-Waterman
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317922727
Format: PDF
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This book provides tips and strategies which unify two popular and effective trends - the differentiated classroom, in which teachers align their instruction to meet the needs of individual students. - the democratic classroom, in which students are intrinsically motivated to learn because they are given chances to make choices.

Jazz Chops for Guitar

Author: Buck Brown
Publisher: Alfred Music Publishing
ISBN: 9781929395347
Format: PDF
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Great musical ideas need great chops to back them up. Build your finger strength, flexibility and independence with these exercise books from one of America's leading guitar schools. Jazz Chops covers the finger independence needed for smooth, rapid changes between complex jazz chords in the context of important progressions, such as ii-V-I. Develop your chops practicing exercises in the style of music you enjoy!

Memory

Author: Anne Whitehead
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134142773
Format: PDF, ePub
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The concept of ‘memory’ has given rise to some of the most exciting new directions in contemporary theory. In this much-needed guide to a burgeoning field of a study, Anne Whitehead: presents a history of the concept of ‘memory’ and its uses, encompassing both memory as activity and the nature of memory examines debates around the term in their historical and cultural contexts introduces the reader to key thinkers in the field, from ancient Greece to the present day traces the links between theorisations and literary representations of memory. Offering a clear and succinct guide to one of the most important terms in contemporary theory, this volume is essential reading for anyone entering the field of Memory Studies, or seeking to understand current developments in Cultural and Literary Studies.

Lords of the Land

Author: Nicholas P. Cushner
Publisher: SUNY Press
ISBN: 9780873954389
Format: PDF, ePub
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Lords of the Land presents the only study in English of the large, landed estates in colonial Peru. It focuses on the function of the estates and their linkages with the rest of Spanish America. Based almost exclusively on documents from archives in Rome, Madrid, and Lima (most hitherto unused), the book guides the reader through the agricultural cycles of Peru's great ecclesiastical estates and explains how they first developed, functioned, and distributed their products. Colonial labor forms, finance, and early trade networks are carefully detailed. Painstakingly researched and gracefully articulated, this book fills a major gap in the economic and agricultural history of colonial Latin America.

Fragile evidence

Author: Sharon Murphy
Publisher: Lawrence Erlbaum
ISBN: 9780805825299
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Fragile Evidence--a critique of reading assessment informed by newly emerging conceptualizations of validity and reliability--brings psychometric theory, reading theory, and social critique to bear on reading assessment. Taking its lead from contemporary psychological theory and other fields which ponder the role of evidence and argumentation in making claims about social issues, this text examines the historical and contemporary ways in which such claims have been made for reading assessment. Traditional individualized and standardized tests are critiqued from a variety of perspectives. The assumptions and operational bases of contemporary revisionist assessments (e.g., large-scale performance-based assessments, authentic assessments, etc.) are considered in terms of what they include and what they omit. Collected here in one volume is a systematic analysis of several different reading assessment instruments and conceptualizations of reading assessment, with particular emphasis on the evidence of reading they provide--a type of analysis usually found only in separate articles in journals and edited volumes. This important volume: * Offers a systematic (rather than generalized) critique of popular standardized norm-referenced group and individualized measures of reading. *Looks at the consequential validity of standardized tests. * Includes interviews with stakeholders who consider the question of how to describe reading without making reference to standardized tests. * Considers how tools such as miscue analysis influence reform. * Provides a critical analysis of contemporary reform efforts.