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

Barron s AP Calculus

Author: David Bock
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1438068921
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Both Calculus AB and Calculus BC are covered in this comprehensive AP test preparation manual, which has been updated to align with the new curriculum framework taking effect for the 2017 AP Calculus AB and BC exams. The book’s main features include: Four practice exams in Calculus AB and four more in Calculus BC, modified to reflect the new exam format All test questions answered with solutions explained A detailed subject review covering topics for both exams Advice to students on efficient use of their graphing calculators BONUS ONLINE PRACTICE TEST: Students who purchase this book will also get FREE access to one additional full-length online AP Calculus test with all questions answered and explained.

The Productive Programmer

Author: Neal Ford
Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."
ISBN: 9780596551865
Format: PDF, Kindle
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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.

The Stone Girl s Story

Author: Sarah Beth Durst
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 1328476642
Format: PDF
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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.

The Diary of a Reluctant Atheist

Author: David Bock
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780692515617
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The memoire of an American Rhodes Scholar, The Diary of a Reluctant Atheist tells the story of a young man's journey from atheism to faith through a series of encounters that force him to reconsider his view of the world, religion and the nature of human knowledge. This intellectual journey spans nearly a decade and culminates in an unexpected and dramatic conversion that could have come from the pages of the New Testament. David Bock was a philosophy major at the University of Utah and a committed atheist determined to find a replacement for religion as the intellectual and moral foundation of modern society. On his way to study at the University of Vienna, he is overtaken by a mysterious sense of longing during a Vespers service in Germany that provokes both desire and disdain for spiritual experience. He continues to have unlikely encounters with religious people over the next two years, goes through a 'dark night of the soul', deeply considers what is involved in a Christian calling and ends up as a 'reluctant' atheist with a new appreciation of religion but limited interest in it for himself. David's adventure begins a new phase with his selection as a Rhodes Scholar, engagement to Pam and a new focus on the field of economics. Despite his reservations about religious experience, he continues to encounter people who challenge his thinking and prejudices. A narrow escape from serious illness in Africa and a life-threatening accident involving his infant daughter deepen his sense of vulnerability and of life's mysteries. A late night conversation with a fellow McKinsey associate in Washington DC triggers a new way of thinking about issues of faith and reason and sets the stage for a climactic ending to David's search for the meaning and purpose of life.

Applied Psychology

Author: Rowan Bayne
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1446274756
Format: PDF, Kindle
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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.

How to Prepare for the AP Calculus

Author: Shirley O. Hockett
Publisher: Barron's Educational Series
ISBN: 9780764123825
Format: PDF, Kindle
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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.