This Or That? 4

Even More Wacky Choices to Reveal the Hidden You

Author: Michelle Harris,Julie Beer

Publisher: National Geographic Books

ISBN: 142632345X

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 176

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Invites readers to choose between two scenarios in order to reveal aspects of their personalities as well as fun facts about music, space, food, festivals, and other topics.

This Or That?

The Wacky Book of Choices to Reveal the Hidden You

Author: Crispin Boyer

Publisher: National Geographic Books

ISBN: 1426315570

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 176

View: 7139

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Presents simple quizzes combined with informative facts and psychological insights for assisting middle school children to discover their personality traits and possible career paths.

This Or That? 3

Even More Wacky Choices to Reveal the Hidden You

Author: J. R. Mortimer,Nancy F. Castaldo

Publisher: National Geographic Children's Books

ISBN: 1426318812

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 176

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An engaging book of choices helps middle-grade students better understand hidden aspects of their personalities in order to identify possible career choices, animal compatibilities and countries where they might enjoy living. Simultaneous.

Are You "Normal"?

More Than 100 Questions That Will Test Your Weirdness

Author: Mark Shulman

Publisher: National Geographic Books

ISBN: 142630837X

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 176

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A lighthearted reference for middle-grade students shares engaging facts about the habits, preferences and abilities of typical kids to enable readers to determine if their own characteristics are mainstream or distinctive, in a volume that introduces the idea that "normal" is a relative concept. Original.

This Or That Survival Debate

A Rip-Roaring Game of Either/Or Questions

Author: Erik Heinrich

Publisher: Capstone Classroom

ISBN: 1429692782

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

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"Offers intriguing either/or questions and content on survival skills and situations to encourage critical thinking and debate"--

This Or that History Debate

A Rip-roaring Game of Either/or Questions

Author: Michael O'Hearn

Publisher: Capstone

ISBN: 1429684143

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

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"Offers intriguing either/or questions and content on history topics to encourage critical thinking and debate"--Provided by publisher.

"Crazy" therapies

what are they?, do they work?

Author: Margaret Thaler Singer,Janja Lalich

Publisher: Jossey-Bass Inc Pub

ISBN: N.A

Category: Psychology

Page: 263

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Reports on a broad spectrum of alternative therapies--such as alien-abduction, channeling, inner-child work, flower essence therapy, and karmic astrology--all of which the authors contend are doing more harm than good to those who are hoping for help. 15,000 first printing.

Gotcha Capitalism

How Hidden Fees Rip You Off Every Day-and What You Can Do About It

Author: Bob Sullivan

Publisher: Ballantine Books

ISBN: 0345504887

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 368

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What is Gotcha Capitalism? Coughing up $4 fees for ATM transactions. Iron-clad cell phone contracts you can’t get out of with a crowbar. Paying big bucks for insurance you don’t need on a rental car or forking over $20 a day for supposedly “free” wireless internet. Every day we use banks, cell phones, and credit cards. Every day we book hotels and airline tickets. And every day we get ripped off. How? Here are just a few examples of how big business can get you: • You didn’t fill up the rental car with gas? Gotcha! Gas costs $7 a gallon here. • Your bank balance fell to $999.99 for one day? Gotcha! That’ll be $12. • You miss one payment on that 18-month same-as-cash loan? Gotcha! That’ll be $512 extra. • You’re one day late on that electric bill? Gotcha! All your credit cards now have a 29.99% interest rate. But not for much longer. In Gotcha Capitalism, MSNBC.com’s “Red Tape Chronicles” columnist Bob Sullivan exposes the ways we’re all cheated by big business, and teaches us how to get our money back–proven strategies that can help you save more than $1,000 a year. From the Trade Paperback edition.

The Raw Files: 2015

Author: James Dixon,Arnold Furious,Bob Dahlstrom,Benjamin Richardson

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 1326529846

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 186

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The team at www.historyofwrestling.co.uk are back with the latest in their series documenting every episode of WWE Monday Night Raw, year by year. We cover every angle, segment and match in detail, and offer plenty of thoughts and facts along the way. The book is written and presented in the usual HOW style, with various awards, match lists and a host of star ratings for fans to debate at will. FEATURING: Brock Lesnar verus a car, the return of the Dudley Boyz, Xavier Woods and his Trolling Trombone, #divasrevolution, Sting, The John Cena US Open Challenge, Stephanie McMahon emasculating the entire roster, the Shield reunion, Mother Nature defeats RAW, Kevin Owens mauls John Cena, Roman wins the big one, and much more! As usual, every single segment is covered in detail, with witty comment and analysis throughout. Fans of the series won't be disappointed, and once again the tome clocks in at a monster 185,000 words! It is our biggest Raw book ever! A must have have all wrestling fans.

Power-Up

Unlocking the Hidden Mathematics in Video Games

Author: Matthew Lane

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 1400884829

Category: Mathematics

Page: 264

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A fun and lively look at the mathematical ideas concealed in video games Did you know that every time you pick up the controller to your PlayStation or Xbox, you are entering a game world steeped in mathematics? Power-Up reveals the hidden mathematics in many of today's most popular video games and explains why mathematical learning doesn't just happen in the classroom or from books—you're doing it without even realizing it when you play games on your cell phone. In this lively and entertaining book, Matthew Lane discusses how gamers are engaging with the traveling salesman problem when they play Assassin's Creed, why it is mathematically impossible for Mario to jump through the Mushroom Kingdom in Super Mario Bros., and how The Sims teaches us the mathematical costs of maintaining relationships. He looks at mathematical pursuit problems in classic games like Missile Command and Ms. Pac-Man, and how each time you play Tetris, you're grappling with one of the most famous unsolved problems in all of mathematics and computer science. Along the way, Lane discusses why Family Feud and Pictionary make for ho-hum video games, how realism in video games (or the lack of it) influences learning, what video games can teach us about the mathematics of voting, the mathematics of designing video games, and much more. Power-Up shows how the world of video games is an unexpectedly rich medium for learning about the beautiful mathematical ideas that touch all aspects of our lives—including our virtual ones.

Stories from the Front of the Room

How Higher Education Faculty of Color Overcome Challenges and Thrive in the Academy

Author: Michelle Harris,Sherrill L. Sellers,Orly Clerge,Frederick W. Gooding Jr.

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1475825188

Category: Education

Page: 160

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Research demonstrates that faculty of color in historically white institutions experience higher levels of discrimination, cultural taxation, and emotional labor than their white colleagues. Despite efforts to recruit minority faculty, all of these factors undermine their scholarship, pedagogy, social experiences, promotion and retention. This edited volume builds upon the existing research on faculty of color, however, it also departs from the existing literature and unravels the socio-emotional experiences of being in front of the classroom, in labs, and in the Ivory Tower for faculty who are in multiple racialized social locations. In an effort to circulate the experiences of faculty of color more widely to academic and non-academic audiences, this edited volume replaces conventional scholarly technical papers with unconventionally accessible letters. Stories from the Front of the Room focuses on the boundaries which faculty of color encounter in everyday experiences on campus and presents a more complete picture of life in the academy - one that documents how faculty of color are tested, but also how they can not only overcome, but thrive in their respective educational institutions.

PowerPoint 2007

The Missing Manual

Author: Vander Veer

Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."

ISBN: 0596527381

Category: Computers

Page: 469

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A new handbook not only covers the basics and new features of PowerPoint 2007, but also teaches users how to combine multimedia, animation, and interactivity into a presentation; how to take full advantage of advanced functions; and how to create reusable

The Raw Shark Texts

Author: Steven Hall

Publisher: Open Road + Grove/Atlantic

ISBN: 9781555847685

Category: Fiction

Page: 454

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This genre-bending national bestseller is “a horror-dystopic-philosophical mash-up, drawing comparisons to Borges, The Matrix and Jaws” (The New York Times Magazine). Eric Sanderson wakes up in a house he doesn’t recognize, unable to remember anything of his life. A note instructs him to call a Dr. Randle, who informs him that he is undergoing yet another episode of memory loss, and that for the last two years—since the tragic death of his great love, Clio, while vacationing in Greece—he’s been suffering from an acute dissociative disorder. But there may be more to the story, or it may be a different story altogether. With the help of allies found on the fringes of society, Eric embarks on an edge-of-your-seat journey to uncover the truth about himself and escape the predatory forces that threaten to consume him. Moving with the pace and momentum of a superb thriller, exploring ideas about language and information, as well as identity, this is ultimately a novel about the magnitude of love and the devastating effect of losing that love. “Paced like a thriller, it reads like a deluge . . . Herman Melville meets Michael Crichton, or Thomas Pynchon meets Douglas Adams.” —San Francisco Chronicle “Rousingly inventive.” —The Washington Post “Unforgettable fiction.” —Playboy “A thriller that will haunt you.” —GQ “Sharp and clear . . . Writing on the edge of the form.” —Los Angeles Times “Huge fun, and I gleefully recommend it.” —Audrey Niffenegger, international–bestselling author of The Time Traveler’s Wife “Fast, sexy, intriguing, intelligent.” —Toby Litt

Encyclopedia of Television Shows, 1925 through 2010, 2d ed.

Author: Vincent Terrace

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 0786486414

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 1330

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This fully updated and expanded edition covers over 10,200 programs, making it the most comprehensive documentation of television programs ever published. In addition to covering the standard network and cable entertainment genres, the book also covers programs generally not covered elsewhere in print (or even online), including Internet series, aired and unaired pilot films, erotic series, gay and lesbian series, risqué cartoons and experimental programs from 1925 through 1945.

Fantasyland

How America Went Haywire: A 500-Year History

Author: Kurt Andersen

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1588366871

Category: History

Page: 480

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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • “The single most important explanation, and the fullest explanation, of how Donald Trump became president of the United States . . . nothing less than the most important book that I have read this year.”—Lawrence O’Donnell How did we get here? In this sweeping, eloquent history of America, Kurt Andersen shows that what’s happening in our country today—this post-factual, “fake news” moment we’re all living through—is not something new, but rather the ultimate expression of our national character. America was founded by wishful dreamers, magical thinkers, and true believers, by hucksters and their suckers. Fantasy is deeply embedded in our DNA. Over the course of five centuries—from the Salem witch trials to Scientology to the Satanic Panic of the 1980s, from P. T. Barnum to Hollywood and the anything-goes, wild-and-crazy sixties, from conspiracy theories to our fetish for guns and obsession with extraterrestrials—our love of the fantastic has made America exceptional in a way that we've never fully acknowledged. From the start, our ultra-individualism was attached to epic dreams and epic fantasies—every citizen was free to believe absolutely anything, or to pretend to be absolutely anybody. With the gleeful erudition and tell-it-like-it-is ferocity of a Christopher Hitchens, Andersen explores whether the great American experiment in liberty has gone off the rails. Fantasyland could not appear at a more perfect moment. If you want to understand Donald Trump and the culture of twenty-first-century America, if you want to know how the lines between reality and illusion have become dangerously blurred, you must read this book. NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY THE SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE “This is a blockbuster of a book. Take a deep breath and dive in.”—Tom Brokaw “[An] absorbing, must-read polemic . . . a provocative new study of America’s cultural history.”—Newsday “Compelling and totally unnerving.”—The Village Voice “A frighteningly convincing and sometimes uproarious picture of a country in steep, perhaps terminal decline that would have the founding fathers weeping into their beards.”—The Guardian “This is an important book—the indispensable book—for understanding America in the age of Trump.”—Walter Isaacson, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Leonardo da Vinci

Middle-School Cool

Author: Maiya Williams

Publisher: Delacorte Books for Young Readers

ISBN: 0449816141

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 240

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*Now available in paperback with a brand new title: Kaboom Academy!* “Graduates of Wayside School will fit right in at the decidedly unconventional Kaboom Academy.” —Kirkus Reviews Forget everything you know about middle school while reading “this amusing and lighthearted story [that] pokes fun at traditional education, while celebrating nonconformity, individuality, and even oddity” (School Library Journal). A new middle school has just opened in Horsemouth, New Hampshire: Kaboom Academy. It’s a place where cannons go off in the middle of school assemblies, pills contain actual information, and multiplication is made, er, real. (Read: You ever wonder what it would be like if there were two of you? How about four? How about eight? Well, you’re about to find out!) The school’s new students—and the Journalism 1A class in particular—can’t believe all the shenanigans that go on. Who’s really in charge of this groundbreaking academy for boys and girls who’ve fallen out of love with learning? And what does it mean to “blow up the model for middle school”? A 2015 Children's Choice From the Hardcover edition.

Prospero

A Journal of New Thinking in Philosophy for Education

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Education

Page: N.A

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Crazy from the Heat

Author: David Lee Roth

Publisher: Vintage/Ebury (a Division of Random

ISBN: 9780091874803

Category: Rock musicians

Page: 359

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'I WAS THERE WITH THESE TWO GIRLS ONCE; THEY WERE STRIPPERS. THEY SAID 'DAVE, WE'D LIKE YOU TO GO UPSTAIRS, THE TWO OF US, WITH YOU. ' SO I SAID, 'OKAY'. IT WAS ANGUS, AND IT WAS HOT AND SWEATY AND HUMID, AND WE COMMENCED TO DELIVER THE GROCERIES AT 138 BEATS PER MINUTE OR MORE. ONE OF THE GIRLS HAD $1500 IN SINGLES AND FIVES AND TENS, HER END-OF-THE-WEEK TIPS AND PAY AND EVERYTHING IN HER G-STRING. NOBODY NOTICED, YOU KNOW, WHEN THE G-STRING CAME UNDONE -- WELL, I NOTICED -- NOBODY NOTICED THE MONEY, LIKE, FLOATING AROUND. I WOKE UP AT SOME POINT AROUND DAWN, THE TWO OF THEM WERE ASLEEP, AND ALL THREE OF US WERE COVERED WITH MONEY, EVERY SQUARE INCH OF SKIN HAD A DOLLAR BILL PASTED TO IT -- THERE WAS NOTHING BUT. THE WHOLE BED WAS COVERED WITH BILLS. OUR BODIES WERE COVERED WITH BILLS. THERE WAS BILLS IN MY UNDERWEAR. TAKE A LITTLE PICTURE OF THAT. ' So begins perhaps the ultimate rock autobiography. Throughout the late-seventies and eighties Van Halen were the archetypal American rock group. Whats more they were also the highest paid band in the history of show business, taking a cool $1 million for a night's work at a festival in 1983 and making the Guiness Book of Records.

The Story of Seeds

From Mendel's Garden to Your Plate, and How There's More of Less to Eat Around the World

Author: Nancy Castaldo

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 0544320255

Category: Young Adult Nonfiction

Page: 144

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Something as small as a seed can have a worldwide impact. Did you know there are top-secret seed vaults hidden throughout the world? And once a seed disappears, that’s it—it’s gone forever? With the growth of genetically modified foods, the use of many seeds is dwindling—of 80,000 edible plants, only about 150 are being cultivated. With a global cast of men and women, scientists and laypeople, and photographic documentation, Nancy Castaldo chronicles where our food comes from, and more importantly, where it is going as she digs deeper into the importance of seeds in our world. This empowering book also calls young adult readers to action with suggestions as to how they can preserve the variety of one of our most valuable food sources through simple everyday actions. Readers of Michael Pollen will enjoy the depth and fascinatingly intricate social economy of seeds.