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100 Creative Drawing Ideas

The drawing projects presented here will satisfy any artist’s need for fresh and stimulating approaches to all the familiar drawing problems, whether the aim is to acquire hands-on skill in familiar problems of space, design and composition; or to explore one’s personal vision. These one hundred ideas were contributed by teachers who have invented creative alternatives to the tired assignments know to everyone who has studied art seriously.

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100 Days Happier: Daily Inspiration for Life-long Happiness

100 Days Happier is a collection of inspirational messages and quotes, based on the bestselling book The Happiness Code and its Ten Keys, motivating and encouraging the reader to be the best they can be. So many people are waiting to feel happy, they think they will be happy when they have this or they’ve done that, that perhaps money, a partner, or that new position is the key. But the truth is, lasting happiness is something that you create, each and everyday, through the simple choices that you make. 100 Days Happier invites the reader to make small daily changes in the way they think and act; changes that will ultimately create a fundamental shift in the way they feel about who they are and the life they are living. This book will energise and motivate you to be your best self, every day.

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Domonique Bertolucci is the founding director of the Domonique Bertolucci Company, which delivers a range of coaching development progams to both the general public and companies interested in building performance and wellbeing. She is an active professional speaker and regularly delivers keynote presentations and seminars on how to the get the life you really want to live. Born in Australia, Domonique now divides her time between London and Sydney. Her very popular website and blog is www. domoniquebertolucci.com

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1001 Algebra II Practice Problems For Dummies

Practice makes perfect–and helps deepen your understanding of algebra II by solving problems 1001 Algebra II Practice Problems For Dummies takes you beyond the instruction and guidance offered in Algebra II For Dummies , giving you 1001 opportunities to practice solving problems from the major topics in algebra II. Plus, an online component provides you with a collection of algebra problems presented in multiple choice format to further help you test your skills as you go. Gives you a chance to practice and reinforce the skills you learn in Algebra II class Helps you refine your understanding of algebra Whether you’re studying algebra at the high school or college level, the practice problems in 1001 Algebra II Practice Problems For Dummies range in areas of difficulty and style, providing you with the practice help you need to score high at exam time. Note to readers: 1,001 Algebra II Practice Problems For Dummies, which only includes problems to solve, is a great companion to Algebra II For Dummies, 2nd Edition which offers complete instruction on all topics in a typical Algebra II course.

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Mary Jane Sterling is the author of Algebra I For Dummies , Algebra Workbook For Dummies , Algebra II For Dummies , Algebra II Workbook For Dummies , and several other For Dummies titles. She has been a Professor of Mathematics at Bradley University in Peoria, Illinois, for more than 30 years.

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1001 Arabian Nights Ingenious Survivors

Can you tell a story so well that your would-be-murderer decides to spare your life, just to hear how the story would end? Would you bet your life on being able to?

This is the challenge that the beautiful Scheherazade takes upon herself to face, not just once, but night after night, buying her life one day at a time with her strange and wondrous stories of extraordinary happenings and magical beings. The price of failure is not only her life, but the lives of countless other innocent young women, who have been condemned to satisfy the embittered King Schahriar’s lust for vengeance on all womankind.

Thus begins 1,001 Arabian Nights, a collection of tales that has enthralled generations of children and adults all over the world. In this volume, you will find some Scheherazade’s most compelling tales – characters who find themselves in exceptional circumstances and must rely on their own ingenuity to survive and prosper. Read on… you’ll be delighted!

 

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101 Design Methods: A Structured Approach for Driving Innovation in Your Organization

This is the first step-by-step guidebook for successful innovation planning. Unlike other books on the subject, “101 Design Methods” approaches the practice of creating new products, services, and customer experiences as a science, rather than an art, providing a practical set of collaborative tools and methods for planning and defining successful new offerings. Strategists, managers, designers, and researchers who undertake the challenge of innovation, despite a lack of established procedures and a high risk of failure, will find this an invaluable resource. Novices can learn from it; managers can plan with it; and practitioners of innovation can improve the quality of their work by referring to it.

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Vijay Kumar is a professor at the IIT Institute of Design, the graduate school of design at the Illinois Institute of Technology, where he leads the Strategic Design Planning and the Design Methods programs. Kumar has taught, published, consulted, and lectured throughout the world on using structured methods, tools, and frameworks for conceiving reliable human-centered innovations and turning them into strategic plans for organizations. He has consulted for Autodesk, Motorola, Pfizer, Procter & Gamble, SC Johnson, Steelcase, Target, T-Mobile, and many others.

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101 Tips for Online Course Success: An Online Course Companion and Daily Planner 1st Edition

Arm your students with the strategies they need for success with 101 Tips for Online Course Success. Many students think they are prepared for online classes, in fact they often think they will be easier than on-ground courses, but are they actually ready for the challenges that come with learning online? You can help your students manage their time, keep organized, stay motivated, use online resources, use learning management systems, work in groups, and much more! 101 Tips for Online Course Success is everything your students need to succeed in an online or hybrid course. It is their handbook and planner that can complement any online or hybrid course, regardless of the subject matter. It can also be used in student success courses that introduce students to the college experience. Most of the strategies and tips included in this text are also relevant to the onsite courses.

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Randy Nordell is a Professor of Business Technology at American River College in Sacramento, California. He has been an educator for over 20 years and has taught at the high school, community college, and university levels. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from California State University, Stanislaus, a single subject teaching credential from Fresno State University, a master’s degree in Education from Fresno Pacific University, and a doctorate in Education from Argosy University. Randy is the author of Microsoft Office 2013: In Practice and Microsoft Outlook 2010, and he speaks regularly at conferences on the integration of technology into the curriculum. When he is not teaching, he enjoys spending time with his family, cycling, skiing, swimming, and enjoying the California weather and terrain.

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101 Ways to Connect with Your Customers, Chiefs, and Co-Workers

The ability to make successful, productive, and lasting connections is an important key to success in any career field. Particularly in today’s competitive work environment, forging strong relationships can make all the difference. In 101 WAYS TO CONNECT WITH YOUR CUSTOMERS, CHIEFS, AND CO-WORKERS, career expert Carol A. Silvis gives you the tools and techniques to help you work smoothly, efficiently, and productively with all types of people, whether they are the customers and clients you’re serving, the managers you report to, or your co-workers. The ability to successfully relate to others is a highly prized job skill, while the inability to communicate well can often cost employees their jobs. This easy-to-read guide covers everything from developing your personal work ethic to maximizing your professionalism, building healthy relationships, contributing to a positive work environment, and more. Whether you’re a seasoned employee or brand new to the job market, 101 WAYS TO CONNECT WITH YOUR CUSTOMERS, CHIEFS, AND CO-WORKERS will lead you to greater job fulfillment and success.

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101 Ways to Do ABA!

“101 Ways To Do ABA” is an easy to understand collection of effective Applied Behavior Analysis strategies to handle persistent, challenging behaviors. This exciting book covers everything from tantrums, to self-stimulatory behaviors, to attending to the teacher in a classroom, to dining out in restaurants… all from an Applied Behavior Analysis perspective.

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Tameika Meadows’ first book, “101 Ways To Do ABA,” is a fun and comprehensive book covering all kinds of behavioral challenges in children with special needs from spitting, to refusing to share with others. Tameika has a passionate heart for children with Autism and believes that when done correctly, Applied Behavior Analysis can bring about broad, lasting improvements in behavior. Tameika has been working to help children and adolescents with Autism learn since 2001. When she’s not updating her “I love ABA” blog, traveling for speaking engagements, or training ABA therapists, Tameika enjoys reading, cooking, and bowling.

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1177 B.C.: The Year Civilization Collapsed

In 1177 B.C., marauding groups known only as the “Sea Peoples” invaded Egypt. The pharaoh’s army and navy managed to defeat them, but the victory so weakened Egypt that it soon slid into decline, as did most of the surrounding civilizations. After centuries of brilliance, the civilized world of the Bronze Age came to an abrupt and cataclysmic end. Kingdoms fell like dominoes over the course of just a few decades. No more Minoans or Mycenaeans. No more Trojans, Hittites, or Babylonians. The thriving economy and cultures of the late second millennium B.C., which had stretched from Greece to Egypt and Mesopotamia, suddenly ceased to exist, along with writing systems, technology, and monumental architecture. But the Sea Peoples alone could not have caused such widespread breakdown. How did it happen? In this major new account of the causes of this “First Dark Ages,” Eric Cline tells the gripping story of how the end was brought about by multiple interconnected failures, ranging from invasion and revolt to earthquakes, drought, and the cutting of international trade routes. Bringing to life the vibrant multicultural world of these great civilizations, he draws a sweeping panorama of the empires and globalized peoples of the Late Bronze Age and shows that it was their very interdependence that hastened their dramatic collapse and ushered in a dark age that lasted centuries. A compelling combination of narrative and the latest scholarship, 1177 B.C. sheds new light on the complex ties that gave rise to, and ultimately destroyed, the flourishing civilizations of the Late Bronze Age-and that set the stage for the emergence of classical Greece.

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Eric H. Cline is professor of classics and anthropology and director of the Capitol Archaeological Institute at George Washington University. An active archaeologist, he has excavated and surveyed in Greece, Crete, Cyprus, Egypt, Israel, and Jordan. His many books include “From Eden to Exile: Unraveling the Mysteries of the Bible” and “The Trojan War: A Very Short Introduction”.

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120 Ways to Annoy Your Mother (And Influence People)

Ana Benaroya, a brilliant, young, independent American illustrator, has brought together 120 tips that provide an ironic, witty and gently subversive twist on all the guides to life for would-be prom queens and cheerleaders. This book provides the things that really matter for a teenage rebel, including How Not to Make Eye Contact with Your Mother and How to Turn Your Life into a Soap Opera, alongside humorous pointers for cultural and social advancement, such as How to Appreciate Jazz Music, and dreamy, surreal ideas, such as How to Fly and How to Breathe Fireballs. Part journal, part sketchbook and field guide, this book, vibrantly printed in bright spot colours, includes copious space for the reader to sketch, note and scrawl their thoughts on each tip and to chart their successes and failures. Exuberantly illustrated and packed with original thinking throughout, this book is the ideal gift for all girls aged 11 to 14 who want to be different.

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20 Makey Makey Projects for the Evil Genius

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20 fun and inventive Makey Makey projects for Makers from beginner to expert This hands-on guide is filled with DIY projects that show readers, step-by-step, how to start creating and making cool inventions with the Makey Makey invention kit. Each project features easy-to-follow, fully-illustrated instructions and detailed photographs of the finished gadget. Readers will see how to apply these skills and start building their own Makey Makey projects. 20 Makey Makey Projects for the Evil Genius starts off with very approachable introductory projects, making it a great starting point for beginners. It then builds to more challenging projects, allowing more experienced users to go further by incorporating technologies like Raspberry Pi, Processing and Scratch programming, 3D Printing, and creating wearable electronics with Makey Makey. Projects are divided into four categories: “Fun and Games,” Interactive,” Hacks and Pranks,” and “Makey Makey Go.” • No prior programming or technical experience is required • Basic enough for beginners, but challenging enough for advanced makers • Written by two educators who believe in fostering creative innovation for all

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2014 Annual Competitiveness Analysis and Development Strategies for Indonesian Provinces

This book is a world-class report by the Asia Competitiveness Institute, updated annually to analyse Indonesia’s competitiveness at the provincial level. With 104 indicators covering four environments, the study’s unique methodology incorporates comparative strengths and weaknesses. Apart from scores and rankings, what-if policy simulations offer various provinces practical prescriptions to improve overall competitiveness to accelerate economic growth and development in a balanced, fair and sustainable way. Such qualitative and quantitative analyses in collaboration with various stakeholders generate an exciting pathway for Indonesia to attain its rightful place in both the Asian region and global contexts.

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2014 Annual Indices for Expatriates and Ordinary Residents on Cost of Living, Wages and Purchasing Power for World’s Major Cities

There has been broad-base growth in wealth for cities all over the world, albeit increasingly unequal within and across cities. Some cities tend to grow faster than others, especially those emerging cities in Asia. We tend to observe longer periods of economic expansions compared to downturns with increasing volatility due to external shocks as cities are also increasingly open and interconnected. Such volatility would mean a less stable macroeconomic environment for cities causing fluctuations in prices and unemployment, as well as shares between private and public consumption. Cost of living, wages and purchasing power therefore become important key benchmark indicators to track and monitor the basic living standard for cities, not just by employers and employees; they matter even more for policymakers, multinational corporations and government of the day, politically. This book is thus a valuable compendium studies on 109 major cities around the world whereby the cost of living, wage and purchasing power indices were tracked and monitored, for both average residents and expatriates, which tend to be vastly different. Annual Indices for Average Residents and Expatriates is currently the only publication that provides comparable data on cost of living across cities for both average residents and expatriates. Cost of living analysis on the latter, widely available in published works, is often mistaken or confused as on the former! This book provides a tool to analyse questions of the differences in the cost of living in cities across the globe between ordinary city dwellers and professionals who work abroad.

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23 Things They Don’t Tell You About Capitalism

Ha-Joon Chang’s “23 Things They Don’t Tell You About Capitalism” turns received economic wisdom on its head to show you how the world really works. In this revelatory book, Ha-Joon Chang destroys the biggest myths of our times and shows us an alternative view of the world, including: there’s no such thing as a ‘free’ market Globalization isn’t making the world richer; we don’t live in a digital world – the washing machine has changed lives more than the internet; poor countries are more entrepreneurial than rich ones; higher paid managers don’t produce better results; and we don’t have to accept things as they are any longer. Ha-Joon Chang is here to show us there’s a better way. “Lively, accessible and provocative …read this book”. (Sunday Times). “A witty and timely debunking of some of the biggest myths surrounding the global economy”.(“Observer”). “The new kid on the economics block…Chang’s iconoclastic attitude has won him fans”. (Independent on Sunday). “Lucid …audacious …increasingly influential …will provoke physical symptoms of revulsion if you are in any way involved in high finance”. (“Guardian”). “Important …persuasive …an engaging case for a more caring era of globalization”. (“Financial Times”). “A must-read …incisive and entertaining”. (“New Statesman Books of the Year”). Ha-Joon Chang is a Reader in the Political Economy of Development at the University of Cambridge. He is author of “Kicking Away the Ladder: Development Strategy in Historical Perspective”, which won the 2003 Gunnar Myrdal Prize, and “Bad Samaritans: Rich Nations”, “Poor Policies” and the “Threat to the Developing World”. Since the beginning of the 2008 economic crisis, he has been a regular contributor to the “Guardian”, and a vocal critic of the failures of our economic system.

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Born in South Korea, No 1 International Bestselling Author Ha-Joon Chang is a specialist in development economics and Reader in the Political Economy of Development at the University of Cambridge. In 2005, Chang was awarded the Wassily Leontief Prize for Advancing the Frontiers of Economic Thought. He is author of Kicking Away the Ladder: Development Strategy in Historical Perspective (2002), which won the 2003 Gunnar Myrdal Prize, and Bad Samaritans: Rich Nations, Poor Policies and the Threat to the Developing World (2007). Since the beginning of the 2008 economic crisis, he has been a regular contributor to the Guardian, and a vocal critic of the failures of our economic system.

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23/7: Pelican Bay Prison and the Rise of Long-Term Solitary Confinement

Originally meant to be brief and exceptional, solitary confinement in U.S. prisons has become long-term and common. Prisoners spend twenty-three hours a day in featureless cells, with no visitors or human contact for years on end, and they are held entirely at administrators’ discretion. Keramet Reiter tells the history of one “supermax,” California’s Pelican Bay State Prison, whose extreme conditions recently sparked a statewide hunger strike by 30,000 prisoners. This book describes how Pelican Bay was created without legislative oversight, in fearful response to 1970s radicals; how easily prisoners slip into solitary; and the mental havoc and social costs of years and decades in isolation. The product of fifteen years of research in and about prisons, this book provides essential background to a subject now drawing national attention.

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Keramet Reiter, an assistant professor in the Department of Criminology, Law and Society and at the School of Law at the University of California, Irvine, has been an advocate at Human Rights Watch and testified about the impacts of solitary confinement before state and federal legislators. She lives in Los Angeles, CA.

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25 Biggest Mistakes Teachers Make and How to Avoid Them

Avoid common teaching mistakes and acquire positive strategies and approaches! All teachers make mistakes, but when those missteps involve students, they can have negative effects for years to come. This second edition of the bestseller by Carolyn Orange offers reflective scenarios and insights to help teachers learn from examples of undesirable teaching techniques and find better ways to address challenging or stressful classroom situations. 25 Biggest Mistakes Teachers Make and How to Avoid Them, Second Edition, includes newly updated scenarios containing real student voices and teacher vignettes, as well as the author’s prescriptions for better solutions. Drawn from many years of teaching experience, each prescription is aligned with sound educational theory and provides a dash of humor to help the solution stick. The book is organized into six sections, covering: * Discipline * Teacher-student relations * Classroom policy and practices * Classroom management and instruction * Personality and professionalism * Teaching style and behavior Excellent for staff development workshops and seminars, preservice and inservice teachers, and teacher leaders and mentors, this book’s real-life examples offer valuable professional lessons while helping teachers better understand the responses and feelings of their students.

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Carolyn Orange, PhD, has worked as an educator for around 25 years. Now, she is Professor of Educational Psychology at the University of Texas at San Antonio. She currently resides in San Antonio

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250 Cases in Clinical Medicine 4th Edition

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Now in its fourth edition, this portable, versatile and practical self-assessment text is designed to help undergraduate and postgraduate candidates pass clinical examinations in general internal medicine across the English-speaking world. Features * Ideal for use in the ward. * Each of the 250 cases presents a disease or topic which is covered consistently to address:? salient features ? history ? examination ? diagnosis ? questions covering investigations and differentiations ? advanced-level questions ? management.

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2D Materials for Nanoelectronics

Major developments in the semiconductor industry are on the horizon through the use of two-dimensional (2D) materials, such as graphene and transition metal dichalcogenides, for integrated circuits (ICs). 2D Materials for Nanoelectronics is the first comprehensive treatment of these materials and their applications in nanoelectronic devices. Comprised of chapters authored by internationally recognised researchers, this book: * Discusses the use of graphene for high-frequency analog circuits * Explores logic and photonic applications of molybdenum disulfide (MoS2) * Addresses novel 2D materials including silicene, germanene, stanene, and phosphorene * Considers the use of 2D materials for both field-effect transistors (FETs) and logic circuits * Provides background on the simulation of structural, electronic, and transport properties from first principles 2D Materials for Nanoelectronics presents extensive, state-of-the-art coverage of the fundamental and applied aspects of this exciting field.

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Michel Houssa earned his master’s and PhD in physics at the University of Liege, Belgium. He is presently a professor in the Department of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Leuven, Belgium. His current research focuses on the first principles modeling of various materials, including semiconductor/oxide interfaces and two-dimensional materials (silicene, germanene, and transition metal dichalcogenides), and their heterostructures. He has authored or co-authored nearly 350 publications, given about 50 invited talks and seminars, and been co-organiser of several international symposia and conferences. He is an Electrochemical Society fellow and an Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers senior member. Athanasios Dimoulas earned his PhD in applied physics at the University of Crete, Greece. He is currently the research director and head of the Epitaxy and Surface Science Laboratory at the National Center for Scientific Research “Demokritos,” Athens, Greece. He has coordinated several European-funded projects in advanced CMOS and received the European Research Council-funded SMARTGATE – “Smart Gates for the ‘Green’ Transistor” Advanced Investigator Grant 2011 – “IDEAS.” Widely published, Dr. Dimoulas has about 40 invited talks and has been active with several symposia, conferences, and committees as an organizer and chair. He has held fellowships at the University of Groningen, Holland; California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, USA; and University of Maryland, College Park, USA; and been a visiting research scientist at IBM Zurich Research Laboratory, Switzerland. Alessandro Molle earned his PhD in materials science at the University of Genoa, Italy. He is presently a research scientist and group leader of the research line on low-dimensional materials and devices in the MDM Laboratory at the Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche-Istituto per la Microelettronica e Microsistemi (CNR-IMM), Agrate Brianza, Italy. He is currently involved in the integration of silicene and other 2D elementary materials into transistors, and in the synthesis and structural characterisation of 2D materials beyond graphene. Widely published, he has been active with symposia, received many invitations to present at international conferences, and guest edited special issues of proceeding papers. He has been co-chairing a master’s course on surfaces and interfaces at the University of Milano-Bicocca, Italy.

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2D to VR with Unity5 and Google Cardboard

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The book provides an up-to-date introduction to the latest version of Unity and its workflow by guiding readers through various prototypes. These range from 2D to 3D game concepts for PC and mobile, will allow readers to get acquainted with several important concepts and allow them to become competent Unity developers able to learn at their own pace. The book starts by introducing Unity and proceeds in building a basic understanding of its main components by developing a first, simple 2D game before proceeding in developing a full casual game to development of a simple but immersive 3D game concept to be tested first on PC before exploring how to port it for mobile VR.using Google Cardboard.