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Red Glass

By Laura Resau
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  • Publisher : Delacorte Press
  • Isbn : 0375890599
  • Pages : 288
  • Category : Young Adult Fiction
  • Reads : 459
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With a dazzling and thoughtful voice, this critically acclaimed novel deals directly with the challenges and dangers of immigration, exploring the ties that bind us together in an age when issues threaten to divide us. One night Sophie and her parents are called to a hospital where Pedro, a six-year-old Mexican boy, is recovering from dehydration. Crossing the border into Arizona with a group of Mexicans and a coyote, or guide, Pedro and his parents faced such harsh conditions that the boy is the only survivor. Pedro comes to live with Sophie, her parents, and Sophie's Aunt Dika, a refugee of the war in Bosnia. Sophie loves Pedro—her Principito, or Little Prince. But after a year, Pedro’s surviving family in Mexico makes contact, and Sophie, Dika, Dika’s new boyfriend, and his son must travel with Pedro to his hometown so that he can make a heartwrenching decision. An IRA Award Winner An Américas Award Honor Book An ALA-YALSA Best Book for Young Adults A Colorado Book Award Winner A Cybil Award Finalist A School Library Journal Best Book An Oprah’s Kids’ Reading List Selection A CCBC Choice List Selection A Richie’s Pick ★ “A captivating read.”—School Library Journal, Starred Review ★ "The vivid characters, the fine imagery, and the satisfying story arc make this a rewarding novel." –Booklist, Starred Review ★ "The prose captivates from the first chapter ... a vibrant, large-hearted story." –Publishers Weekly, Starred Review

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Is grammatical gender merely stored as a syntactic property of nouns, or is it computed according to a noun’s semantic, morphological and phonological properties every time it is required? In many languages, gender appears to resist systematic treatment and can even cause problems for non-native learners. Native speakers of these languages appear to have no difficulty in assigning the correct grammatical gender to thousands of nouns in their language. Being an offshoot of Arabic, Maltese inherited a system comprising two gender categories, masculine and feminine. Numerous nouns were introduced in Maltese through contact with Sicilian and subsequently with Italian, two languages that also have a masculine/feminine-based gender system. However, the more recent contact, with English, seems to have complicated matters. This work investigates how grammatical gender functions in Maltese, how native speakers apply different criteria to classify nouns, and how this choice is reflected in syntactic agreement. It also takes into consideration the wider psycholinguistic context that influences the choice of category, and provides valuable data for theories that seek to explain the linguistic categorization of nouns in various languages.

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  • Publisher : e-artnow
  • Isbn : EAN:4064066399887
  • Pages : 503
  • Category : Science
  • Reads : 685
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"The History of Chemistry" spans a period from very old times to the modern era. Since several millennia BC, civilizations were using technologies that would eventually form the basis of the various branches of chemistry. Chemistry was preceded by its protoscience, alchemy, which is an intuitive but non-scientific approach to understanding the constituents of matter and their interactions. It was unsuccessful in explaining the nature of matter and its transformations, but, by performing experiments and recording the results, alchemists set the stage for modern chemistry. While both alchemy and chemistry are concerned with matter and its transformations, the crucial difference was given by the scientific method that chemists employed in their work. Chemistry is considered to have become an established science with the work of Antoine Lavoisier, who developed a law of conservation of mass that demanded careful measurement and quantitative observations of chemical phenomena. The object of this work is to present a comprehensive overview of the progress of chemistry, from its first rude and modest beginnings till it has reached its modern state of importance as one of the leading sciences._x000D_ Volume 1:_x000D_ Of Alchymy_x000D_ Of the Chemical Knowledge Possessed by the Ancients_x000D_ Chemistry of the Arabians_x000D_ Of the Progress of Chemistry under Paracelsus and His Disciples_x000D_ Of Van Helmont and the Iatro-Chemists_x000D_ Of Agricola and Metallurgy_x000D_ Of Glauber, Lemery, and Some Other Chemists of the End of the Seventeenth Century_x000D_ Of the Attempts to Establish a Theory in Chemistry_x000D_ Of the Foundation and Progress of Scientific Chemistry in Great Britain_x000D_ Volume 2:_x000D_ Of the Foundation and Progress of Scientific Chemistry in Great Britain_x000D_ Of the Progress of Philosophical Chemistry in Sweden_x000D_ Progress of Scientific Chemistry in France_x000D_ Progress of Analytical Chemistry_x000D_ Of Electro-Chemistry_x000D_ Of the Atomic Theory_x000D_ Of the Present State of Chemistry

The Shadowglass

By Rin Chupeco
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  • Publisher : Sourcebooks, Inc.
  • Isbn : 1492660612
  • Pages : 480
  • Category : Young Adult Fiction
  • Reads : 942
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Book Summary:

The epic finale to The Bone Witch series! As Tea's dark magic eats away at her, she must save the one she loves most, even while her life—and the kingdoms—are on the brink of destruction. Perfect for readers of Leigh Bardugo's Ninth House and Holly Black's The Cruel Prince! In the Eight Kingdoms, none have greater strength or influence than the asha, who hold elemental magic. But only a bone witch has the power to raise the dead. Tea has used this dark magic to breathe life into those she has loved and lost...and those who would join her army against the deceitful royals. But Tea's quest to conjure a shadowglass, to achieve immortality for the one person she loves most in the world, threatens to consume her. Tea's heartsglass only grows darker with each new betrayal. Her work with the monstrous azi, her thirst for retribution, her desire to unmask the Faceless—they all feed the darkrot that is gradually consuming her heartsglass. She is haunted by blackouts and strange visions, and when she wakes with blood on her hands, Tea must answer to a power greater than the elder asha or even her conscience. Tea's life—and the fate of the kingdoms—hangs in the balance. Thrilling and atmospheric, this bestselling series is perfect for readers looking for Memoirs of a Geisha meets dark fantasy stories with diverse representation and multicultural influences original worldbuilding and captivating writing witch and wizard series for teens and adults The Bone Witch Series: The Bone Witch (Book 1) The Heart Forger (Book 2) The Shadowglass (Book 3) Praise for The Shadowglass: "Satisfying." —Foreword "A must-purchase." —School Library Journal "A worthy conclusion to a story that is, at its core, about love and letting go." —Kirkus Reviews

Colour - A Text-Book of Modern Chromatics with Applications to Art and Industry

By Ogden N. Rood
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  • Publisher : Read Books Ltd
  • Isbn : 1528759990
  • Pages : 328
  • Category : Science
  • Reads : 320
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The object of this work has been to present, in a clear, logical, and if possible attractive form, the fundamental facts connected with our perception of colour, so far as they are at present known, or concern the general or artistic reader. For the explanation of these facts, the theory of Thomas Young, as modified and set forth by Helmholtz and Maxwell, has been consistently adhered to. The whole class of musical theories, as well as that of Field, have been discarded, for reasons that are set forth in the text. Turning now from the more purely scientific to the aesthetic side of the subject, I will add that it has been my endeavour also, to present in a simple and comprehensible manner the underlying facts upon which the artistic use of colour necessarily depends. The possession of these facts will not enable people to become artists; but it may to some extent prevent ordinary persons, critics, and even painters, from talking and writing about colour in a loose, inaccurate, and not always rational manner. More than this is true: a real knowledge of elementary facts often serves to warn students of the presence of difficulties that are almost insurmountable, or, when they are already in trouble, points out to them its probable nature; in short, a certain amount of rudimentary information tends to save useless labour. Those persons, therefore, who are really interested in this subject are urged to repeat for themselves the various experiments indicated in the text. Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing many of these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.

ICSE Physics Book-II For Class-X

By Pankaj Bhatt
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  • Publisher : S. Chand Publishing
  • Isbn : 8121928362
  • Pages :
  • Category : Science
  • Reads : 994
  • File Pdf: icse-physics-book-ii-for-class-x.pdf

Book Summary:

The basic principles are explained with examples from student's daily life situations and every topic is followed by thought-provoking questions. Relevant illustrations have been given, wherever necessary. The language used is simple and lucid which keeps the interest of the students alive till the end of the topic.

History of Nanotechnology

By Madhuri Sharon
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  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Isbn : 1119460557
  • Pages : 294
  • Category : Technology & Engineering
  • Reads : 703
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The scientific knowledge of nanoscience and nanotechnology is regarded to be a modern sciencethat evolved after Feynman’s concept was formulated in the 1950s. However, Faraday and other scientists in the 19th century showed the science behind the small and its relation to optical properties. And it is now accepted that knowledge of using nanoparticles prevailed during the medieval period as well. This book takes the readers on a fascinating journey writing the history of nanotechnology based on the evidence of existence from the prehistoric period right up to the contemporary times. Nature utilized nanotechnology during the origin and expansion of the universe and especially in the evolution of living beings on our planet. Early civilizations in different parts of globe fabricated and used materials without having perception of their actual size. This unique historical view systematically evaluates the development of various applications of nanotechnology through the ages and the science behind it. Some of the issues covered include: • How old is nanotechnology? • Pre-historic evidence of knowledge of nanotechnology • Nanotechnology in ancient India • Ayurvedic Bhasma as nanomedicine • Mayan’s knowledge of nanotechnology • Nanotechnology during the Roman empire and medieval period • European knowledge in the 19th century • Modern and contemporary history of nanotechnology This book is compilation of existence of scientific knowledge even of the people who existed before there were schools, universities and organized teaching. The author has scoured literature dating back to Mayan … as well as historical observations A systematic evaluation of development of various applications of nanotechnology and the science behind it is presented in this book under following headings -How old is Nanotechnology -Pre-historic Evidence of Knowledge of Nanotechnology -Nanotechnology in Ancient India -Ayurvedic Bhasma as Nanomedicine, its use prevails even today -Mayan’s Knowledge of Nanotechnology -Nanotechnologists Flourished During Roman Empire and medieval period -European Nano knowledge That Led to Faraday Understands of Gold Nanoparticles -Contemporary History of Nanotechnology

Combinatorics and Graph Theory

By John M. Harris,Jeffry L. Hirst,Michael J. Mossinghoff
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Isbn : 1475748035
  • Pages : 228
  • Category : Mathematics
  • Reads : 774
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Book Summary:

This book evolved from several courses in combinatorics and graph theory given at Appalachian State University and UCLA. Chapter 1 focuses on finite graph theory, including trees, planarity, coloring, matchings, and Ramsey theory. Chapter 2 studies combinatorics, including the principle of inclusion and exclusion, generating functions, recurrence relations, Pólya theory, the stable marriage problem, and several important classes of numbers. Chapter 3 presents infinite pigeonhole principles, König's lemma, and Ramsey's theorem, and discusses their connections to axiomatic set theory. The text is written in an enthusiastic and lively style. It includes results and problems that cross subdisciplines, emphasizing relationships between different areas of mathematics. In addition, recent results appear in the text, illustrating the fact that mathematics is a living discipline. The text is primarily directed toward upper-division undergraduate students, but lower-division undergraduates with a penchant for proof and graduate students seeking an introduction to these subjects will also find much of interest.

The Encyclopedia of Old Fishing Lures

By Robert A. Slade
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Trafford Publishing
  • Isbn : 146690822X
  • Pages : 448
  • Category : Reference
  • Reads : 251
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Book Summary:

Robert A. Slade, after collecting old fishing tackle since 1958 and contributing articles on old fishing lures for a collector magazine for several years started researching and writing books in the 1990's. He published the HISTORY & COLLECTIBLE FISHING TACKLE OF WISCONSIN in 1999 which sold 4,500 copies. Bob realized that even though there have been many books published on the subject of old fishing lures that few books covered any detailed history on the old lure makers. His latest book writing project was nine years in the making and covers over 100 years of lure making history starting in 1875 and covers over 2,500 lures makers throughout all of North America. THE ENCYCLOPEDIA OF OLD FISHING LURES MADE IN NORTH AMERICA is the first publication with extensive history and patent information on old lure makers and the first to include extensive coverage on Canadian lure makers. The author traveled to 11 states and 3 Candian Providences visting collectors homes, newspaper archives, museums and other sources and has taken over 10,000 pictures in preparing the historical stories for these books. The set of books arranges for the individual and company lures makers to appear in alphabetical order. People purchasing these books can buy any one single book, a whole set, or even a book a month if they desire as the books will be printed and shipped on demand. Each book has over 400 pages of text, pictures and collector values with each book containing a table of contents and index as well as a master index for the complete set of books.


By E. Lloyd Wells
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Page Publishing Inc
  • Isbn : 1642149403
  • Pages : 132
  • Category : Business & Economics
  • Reads : 317
  • File Pdf: co-menomic.pdf

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Most small businesses start with a laborer with at least some skills in a given area, who perceives his skills marketable. He looks at his employer's revenue derived form his labor and says, I can do that for myself and keep all the money. Those who work for us need stability, and it is our responsibility to ensure it, if we desire success. We never see what makes it all happen until we are faced with the reality of maintaining a workplace, attracting customers, continuing our

The Scientific Papers of James Clerk Maxwell, Vol. I

By James Clerk Maxwell
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  • Publisher : Courier Corporation
  • Isbn : 0486781666
  • Pages : 607
  • Category : Science
  • Reads : 941
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Book Summary:

One of the greatest theoretical physicists of the 19th century, James Clerk Maxwell is best known for his studies of the electromagnetic field. The 101 scientific papers of this two-volume set, arranged chronologically, testify to Maxwell's profound scientific legacy and include the preliminary explorations that culminated in his most famous work, A Treatise on Electricity and Magnetism. One of the nineteenth century's most significant papers, "A Dynamical Theory of the Electromagnetic Field," appears here, along with similarly influential expositions of Maxwell's dynamical theory of gases. The author's extensive range of interests is well represented, from his discussions of color blindness and the composition of Saturn's rings to his essays on geometrical optics, ether, and protecting buildings from lightning. His less technical writings are featured as well, including items written for the Encyclopedia Britannica and Nature magazine, book reviews, and popular lectures. Striking in their originality, these papers offer a wealth of stimulating and inspiring reading to modern students of mathematics and physics.