This Level 2 guided reader teaches how to interpret and create pictographs. Students will develop word recognition and reading skills while learning about using a scaled pictograph to represent a data set.
Black Belt Bunny is fast and strong and has seriously awesome moves from front-kicks to back-flips to air-chops. Then he's faced with something new, something every bunny must learn, something he might not be as good at: He has to make . . . a salad. Black Belt Bunny tries to escape. He even disguises himself with a fake mustache. But when he finally hops to it, he discovers that his seriously awesome moves come in pretty handy.
Een maartse maandagochtend, een industriepark in Izegem. Een klein jaar nadat hij aan de Gentse universiteit zijn master geschiedenis haalde, fietst Tuur Viaene het terrein van een fabrikant van rust- en ziekenhuismeubels op. 'Ik ben een interimmer', piept Tuur aan de barak waar een paar mannen staan roken. 'Ik kom hier laden en lossen.' Soms kleven journalisten een valse baard op en gaan ze undercover. Dan beland je snel bij Wallraff of Ehrenreich, schrijvers die het genre op de kaart zetten. Dit boek is anders.
Het vertelt het relaas van een van de honderdduizenden in dit land die geen vast werk vinden en dan maar aankloppen bij een interimkantoor. Van nepvacatures, onbestaande veiligheidsregels, personeelschefs die je op vrijdagnamiddag ontslaan omdat je 'de kmo-mentaliteit' mist tot de onbeschofte behandeling door de VDAB: het is een verbijsterende schets van de onderkant van de arbeidsmarkt. Waar mensen wegwerpmensen zijn.
She doesn’t believe in magic. He is magic.
Gillian Hohenwald knows magic isn’t real.
Her mother was delusional, as are her sister and aunts who claim to be witches—and who claim she’s one, too. Like her father, Gillian believes there are rational, scientific explanations for all so-called paranormal phenomena. She’s determined to find them, starting in the odd little town of Magic, New Mexico. What she doesn’t expect to find is a sexy dragon shifter from another dimension. Aiden Silver fled his dimension, Tarakona, before the ruling wizards could indenture him and steal his dragon magic. He’s been hiding in the enchanted Earth town of Magic, New Mexico ever since, plotting a way to rescue his sister, Nadia. When an alluring—and possibly mad—scientist captures him, she accidentally lets a powerful wizard slip through the interdimensional portal linking Earth and Tarakona. Now they must form an uneasy alliance to stop the wizard from his conquest of Earth while making sure their attraction doesn’t distract from the mission. But can science and magic blend seamly, or will the mixture prove more explosive than any dimension can handle?
How do scientists persuade colleagues from diverse fields to cross the disciplinary divide, risking their careers in new interdisciplinary research programs? Why do some attempts to inspire such research win widespread acclaim and support, while others do not? In Shaping Science with Rhetoric, Leah Ceccarelli addresses such questions through close readings of three scientific monographs in their historical contexts—Theodosius Dobzhansky's Genetics and the Origin of Species (1937), which inspired the "modern synthesis" of evolutionary biology; Erwin Schrödinger's What Is Life? (1944), which catalyzed the field of molecular biology; and Edward O. Wilson's Consilience (1998), a so far not entirely successful attempt to unite the social and biological sciences. She examines the rhetorical strategies used in each book and evaluates which worked best, based on the reviews and scientific papers that followed in their wake. Ceccarelli's work will be important for anyone interested in how interdisciplinary fields are formed, from historians and rhetoricians of science to scientists themselves.
A name angel has been out of God’s favor since things went wrong with his last mission, 2,000 years ago. He has spent the intervening millennia watching the humanity he so loves fall into moral disrepair.
Lately, he's been watching Will, a businessman attempting to expose his company's dark dealings to the press. Will's campaign is not going well. In a moment of weakness and bravado, the angel decides to take over Will--"jumping in" as he did over two millennia ago. What follows is a mortal struggle between good and evil, as cosmic forces fight to maintain the status quo. As Will begins to lose his grip on himself and his mission, the reader is forced to question whose reckoning this is: Are these the delusions of a man crushed by the hypocrisies of modern society? Or the actions of an angel desperate to right our wrongs? Powerfully written, fast paced, and perfect for fans of Chuck Palahniuk, Joe Hill, and Bret Easton Ellis, What I Tell You in the Dark is an unsettling story of omnipotence, mayhem, capitalism, and corruption—a violet struggle between intentions and their consequences played out on a grand scale.
Stephen Kenyon, Duke of Ashburton, has always taken the duties of his rank seriously—until shocking news sends him running from his isolating world of wealth and privilege to roam the countryside as an ordinary man. When he meets the lovely Rosalind Jordan, a foundling who has grown into an enchanting, compassionate woman, she stirs the deepest desires of his heart.
Yet how can Stephen declare his love when he is haunted by the knowledge that made him flee his old life? And how can Rosalind risk loving a man who fulfills her secret dreams but can never be hers?