International Drug Control

Author: David R. Bewley-Taylor
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1107014972
Format: PDF, Mobi
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The first integrated analysis of the causes and effects of diverging views of drug use within the international community.

Rickey and Robinson

Author: Harvey Frommer
Publisher: Taylor Trade Publishing
ISBN: 1461740975
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Rickey and Robinson is a dual biography tracing the convergence of the lives of two of baseball's most influential individuals in a special moment in sports and cultural history.

On That Day

Author: Andrea Patel
Publisher:
ISBN: 1582461007
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With simple language and a heartfelt message, an author's first book addresses the timely and timeless issue of what to do when bad things happen, encouraging children to be kind, laugh, play, and nurture the Earth.

Turning Learning Right Side Up

Author: Russell L. Ackoff
Publisher: Pearson Prentice Hall
ISBN: 9780132716420
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In the age of the Internet, we educate people much as we did during the Industrial Revolution. We educate them for a world that no longer exists, instilling values antithetical to those of a free, 21st century democracy. Worst of all, too many schools extinguish the very creativity and joy they ought to nourish. In Turning Learning Right Side Up, legendary systems scientist Dr. Russell Ackoff and “in-the-trenches” education innovator Daniel Greenberg offer a radically new path forward. In the year’s most provocative conversation, they take on the very deepest questions about education: What should be its true purpose? Do classrooms make sense anymore? What should individuals contribute to their own education? Are yesterday’s distinctions between subjects--and between the arts and sciences--still meaningful? What would the ideal lifelong education look like--at K-12, in universities, in the workplace, and beyond? Ackoff and Greenberg each have experience making radical change work--successfully. Here, they combine deep idealism with a relentless focus on the real world--and arrive at solutions that are profoundly sensible and powerfully compelling. Why today’s educational system fails--and why superficial reforms won’t help The questions politicians won’t ask--and the answers they don’t want to hear How do people learn--and why do they choose to learn? Creating schools that reflect what we know about learning In a 21st century democracy, what values must we nurture? ...and why aren’t we nurturing them? How can tomorrow’s “ideal schools” be operated and funded? A plan that cuts through political gridlock and can actually work Beyond schools: building a society of passionate lifelong learners Learning from childhood to college to workplace through retirement Reinventing Learning for the Next Century: How We Can, and Why We Must An extraordinary conversation about the very deepest questions... Today, what is education for? Where should it take place? How? When? What is the ideal school? The ideal lifelong learning experience? Who should be in charge of education? And who pays for it all? Over the past 150 years, virtually everything has changed...except education. Schools were designed as factories, to train factory workers. The factories are gone, but the schools haven’t changed. It’s time for us to return to first principles...or formulate new first principles...and reimagine education from the ground up. In Turning Learning Right Side Up, two of this generation’s most provocative thinkers--and practical doers--have done just that. They draw on the latest scientific research, the most enduring human wisdom, and their unique lifelong personal experiences transforming institutions that resist change. And, along the way, they offer a powerful blueprint for a thriving society of passionate lifelong learners.

Fossil Frenzy

Author: Franklin W. Dixon
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1442490446
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A missing dinosaur tooth makes for a massive investigation in this Hardy Brothers Secret Files Mystery. Frank and Joe are excited for their field trip to the Bayport Museum of Natural History with their science club. Not only will they get to see some awesome dinosaur skeletons on display, but they also get to go on their very own fossil dig on the museum grounds. At the dig, fellow classmate Tico uncovers an old dinosaur tooth—even though Tico’s biggest competition in the club, Aisha, claims she found it first. And when Tico realizes his tooth is missing—a tooth that turns out to be immensely valuable—all signs point to Aisha. But is she really the culprit? It’s up to Frank and Joe to dig deep for the answers in a case that is bigger than they ever imagined!

The Ultimate Guide to Dog Training

Author: Teoti Anderson
Publisher: i5 Publishing
ISBN: 1621870995
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Teoti Anderson provides the last word on dog training. The Ultimate Guide to Dog Training is the most comprehensive single volume ever written on the subject and is the one training manual every dog owner needs in his or her home. When it comes to dog-training books, owners can be overwhelmed by choice, with literally thousands of titles available. Finally, the publisher of Dog Fancy magazine has conceived how one book can do the training of thousands—The Ultimate Guide to Dog Training encompasses every topic from the puppy’s first lessons and house-training to advance training methods and retraining rescue dogs, rebellious teens, and seniors. Dog trainer and behavior expert Teoti Anderson offers straightforward advice and easy-to-follow instructions for each topic, all based on her success-oriented positive-training methods. From selecting the right training equipment and avoiding common first-time owner mistakes to executing the perfect heel cue and solving complicated behavior issues, The Ultimate Guide to Dog Training will remain an indispensable guide for the dog owner for years to come. INSIDE THIS DOG FANCY BOOK: •The basics of dog training: how dogs learn, communication, canine senses •Puppy training: house-training, first lessons and basic cues, socialization, manners and life skills •Principles of positive-training methods, lures and rewards, and using clickers •Obedience school, formal heeling, off-lead training, and the recall •Introduction and overview of 35 dog sports and activities, from obedience and agility trials to weight pulls, dock diving, and more •25 favorite tricks plus interactive games for dogs and owners •50 behavioral problems explained and solved •Training tips for small and giant dogs and special-needs dogs •Resource section of websites, associations, and publications plus a glossary of training terms

Winter s No Time to Sleep

Author: Poppy Green
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 148144199X
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While Sophie Mouse and her forest friends are playing in the snow one day, they accidentally wake a hibernating hedgehog named Pippa, who is a little grumpy at first, but Sophie, Hattie, and Owen show her all the fun things to do in wintertime.

The Cat Who Went Bananas

Author: Lilian Jackson Braun
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781101214862
Format: PDF
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The merry atmosphere in Pickax is dampened by the death of an out-of-town actor and the theft of a rare book. Qwill finds himself distracted from the events by his finicky pal Koko, who's been acting more fishy than feline. Has Koko gone bananas, or is he trying to let the cat out of the bag to solve the dual mysteries?