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"Dr. Watson, Mr. Sherlock Holmes," said Stamford, introducing us. "How are you?" he said cordially, gripping my hand with a strength for which I should hardly have given him credit. "You have been in Afghanistan, I perceive." "How on earth did you know that?" I asked in astonishment. "Never mind," said he, chuckling to himself. At that first sight of Watson, Sherlock Holmes made brilliant deductions. But even he couldn't know that their meeting was inaugurating a friendship that would make himself and the good Doctor cultural icons, as popular as ever more than a century after their 1887 debut. Through four novels and fifty-six stories, Arthur Conan Doyle led the pair through dramatic adventures that continue to thrill readers today, offering an unmatched combination of skillful plotting, period detail, humor, and distinctive characters. For a Holmes fan, there are few pleasures comparable to returning to his richly imagined world--the gaslit streets of Victorian London, the companionable clutter of 221B Baker Street, the reliable fuddlement (and nerves of steel) of Watson, the perverse genius of Holmes himself. It's all there in The Daily Sherlock Holmes, the perfect bedside companion for fans of the world's only consulting detective. Within these pages readers will find a quotation for every day of the year, drawn from across the Conan Doyle canon. Beloved characters and familiar lines recall favorite stories and scenes, while other passages remind us that Conan Doyle had a way with description and a ready wit. Moriarty and Mycroft, Lestrade and Mrs. Hudson; the Hound, the Red-Headed League, the Speckled Band, and the dread Reichenbach Falls--it's all here, anchored, of course, in that unforgettable duo of Holmes and Watson. No book published this year will bring a Holmes fan more pleasure. Come, readers. The game is afoot.
Sobotta - More than just an Atlas: Learn, Understand and Test your Knowledge Volume 1 of the Sobotta Atlas covers the areas of General Anatomy and the Musculoskeletal System, providing in-depth insights into human anatomy to students and professionals alike. The 16th edition introduces the brand new Sobotta Study Loop. A deeper focus on clinical relevance and actively supporting students prepare for medical exams makes the Sobotta - Atlas of Anatomy more relevant than ever.?In 1,300 pages the atlas offers even more insights into the human body, 500 new exam questions to help consolidate learning and support exam preparation, as well as, a guiding hand to medical students new to the subject. Discover its new didactic backbone: the Sobotta Study Loop Overview: Dive into each chapter via an introduction, where crucial information is highlighted Focused Topic Highlights: Enables medical students to reflect on the knowledge they will have gained by the end of the chapter - in terms of anatomical structure and function Clinical Relevance: Typical medical case histories actively support the transfer of theoretical knowledge into practical application during rotation Dissection Tips: Experts present valuable hints and practical know-how on human dissection - great practice for the dissection lab The Anatomy Figures: Key anatomical terminology and facts are further highlighted in bold in both legends and captions Practice Exam Questions: Typical oral exam test cases enable the student to gain confidence through practicing options Due to its focus on General Anatomy and the Musculoskeletal System Vol.1 is also the perfect reference and study tool for physiotherapists and orthopedists.
'Take a view', the Landscape Photographer of the Year competition, is the brainchild of Charlie Waite, one of today's most respected landscape photographers. Together with AA Publishing, he created this prestigious competition and award with a total prize fund exceeding GBP20,000, plus an eight-week exhibition at the National Theatre. Britain's heritage is celebrated by people around the world and entries are welcome from everyone, whether resident in the UK or simply visiting, as long as the image is from the British Isles. This book showcases the best pictures from amateur and professional photographers alike, from the sixth annual competition. Following the recent announcement by Take A View that that the winner of the Landscape Photographer of the Year Awards 2012, David Byrne, has been disqualified, a decision based on the extent of the digital manipulation techniques used in his entry, AA Publishing would like to reassure readers of their commitment to responsible and quality publishing. The book: Landscape Photographer of the Year: Collection 6, which contains the winning entries from the 2012 awards, was published by AA Publishing on October 31st in the best of faith. Prepared by the publishers long before the winners were announced to the public, the book is produced to the highest quality standards. Due to the book being printed and distributed before the decision to change the overall winner was made by the judges, the current version of the hardback book on sale contains the former winning image by David Byrne, while the newly announced winning image by Simon Butterfield appears on page 127. The next print run of the hardback copy of Landscape Photographer of the Year: Collection 6 will include Simon Butterfield's image at the start of the book, replacing David Byrne's disqualified image. The eBook version of the book has already been corrected to include the new winning image. AA Publishing have posted information on both Amazon and on the AA Publishing website to inform buyers of the changes to this year's awards that has affected the content of the book as well as alerting the companies who handle the distribution of the books.
The Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) is a group of states working together to develop a set of assessments that aim to better measure students' critical-thinking, problem-solving skills, and ability to communicate. Through a series of high quality, computer-based K-12 assessments in Mathematics and English Language Arts, teachers, schools, and parents can rest assured that students are on track for success. Barron's is pleased to offer these newly revised study guides to help students prepare for these tests in the State of New Jersey. In our Grade 7 Math Test workbook, students will find: Two full-length practice tests, one PBA and one EOY, with answers and explanations In-depth review through engaging lessons, hints, and tips for all elements of each PARCC test Content that is reflective of classroom lessons and fully aligned to the Common Core Curriculum An explanation and overview of the PARCC assessments The PARCC assessments were first administered during the 2014-15 school year. This Grade 7 Math Test workbook can be used at home or in school to reinforce classroom lessons and help put students in the best possible position for success.
The Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) is a group of states working together to develop a set of assessments that aim to better measure students' critical-thinking, problem-solving skills, and ability to communicate. Through a series of high quality, computer-based K-12 assessments in Mathematics and English Language Arts, teachers, schools, and parents can rest assured that students are on track for success. Barron's is pleased to offer these newly revised study guides to help students prepare for these tests in the State of New Jersey. In our Grade 6 Math Test workbook, students will find: Two full-length practice tests, one PBA and one EOY, with answers and explanations In-depth review through engaging lessons, hints, and tips for all elements of each PARCC test Content that is reflective of classroom lessons and fully aligned to the Common Core Curriculum An explanation and overview of the PARCC assessments The PARCC assessments were first administered during the 2014-15 school year. This Grade 6 Math Test workbook can be used at home or in school to reinforce classroom lessons and help put students in the best possible position for success.
The Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) is a group of states working together to develop a set of assessments that aim to better measure students' critical-thinking, problem-solving skills, and ability to communicate. Through a series of high quality, computer-based K-12 assessments in Mathematics and English Language Arts, teachers, schools, and parents can rest assured that students are on track for success. Barron's is pleased to offer these newly revised study guides to help students prepare for these tests in the State of New Jersey. In our Grade 3 ELA/Literacy Test workbook, students will find: Two full-length practice tests, one PBA and one EOY, with answers and explanations In-depth review through engaging lessons, hints, and tips for all elements of each PARCC test Content that is reflective of classroom lessons and fully aligned to the Common Core Curriculum An explanation and overview of the PARCC assessments The PARCC assessments were first administered during the 2014-15 school year. This Grade 3 ELA/Literacy Test workbook can be used at home or in school to reinforce classroom lessons and help put students in the best possible position for success.
A richly illustrated and up-close look at the secret lives of spiders and other arachnids The American Southwest is home to an extraordinary diversity of arachnids, from spitting spiders that squirt silk over their prey to scorpions that court one another with kissing and dancing. Amazing Arachnids presents these enigmatic creatures as you have never seen them before. Featuring a wealth of color photos of more than 300 different kinds of arachnids from eleven taxonomic orders--both rare and common species-this stunningly illustrated book reveals the secret lives of arachnids in breathtaking detail, including never-before-seen images of their underground behavior. Amazing Arachnids covers all aspects of arachnid biology, such as anatomy, sociality, mimicry, camouflage, and venoms. You will meet bolas spiders that lure their victims with fake moth pheromones, fishing spiders that woo their mates with silk-wrapped gifts, chivalrous cellar spiders, tiny mites, and massive tarantulas, as well as many others. Along the way, you will learn why arachnids are living fossils in some respects and nimble opportunists in others, and how natural selection has perfected their sensory structures, defense mechanisms, reproductive strategies, and hunting methods. Covers more than 300 different kinds of arachnids, including ones new to science Features more than 750 stunning color photos Describes every aspect of arachnid biology, from physiology to biogeography Illustrates courtship and mating, birth, maternal care, hunting, and defense Includes first-ever photos of the underground lives of schizomids and vinegaroons Provides the first organized guide to macroscopic mites, including photos of living mites for easy reference
The Encyclopedia of Systems and Control collects a broad range of short expository articles that describe the current state of the art in the central topics of control and systems engineering as well as in many of the related fields in which control is an enabling technology. The editors have assembled the most comprehensive reference possible, and this has been greatly facilitated by the publisher's commitment continuously to publish updates to the articles as they become available in the future. Although control engineering is now a mature discipline, it remains an area in which there is a great deal of research activity, and as new developments in both theory and applications become available, they will be included in the online version of the encyclopedia. A carefully chosen team of leading authorities in the field has written the well over 250 articles that comprise the work. The topics range from basic principles of feedback in servomechanisms to advanced topics such as the control of Boolean networks and evolutionary game theory. Because the content has been selected to reflect both foundational importance as well as subjects that are of current interest to the research and practitioner communities, a broad readership that includes students, application engineers, and research scientists will find material that is of interest.
Topical Memory System Life Issues guides you to 72 Scripture passages in six translations, helping you learn how to meditate on and memorize the Word of God.Developed by The Navigators, Topical Memory System (TMS) is a proven way to bring God's Word into your mind and heart.Now includes six Bible versions: NIV, NASB, KJV, NKJV, ESV, and NLT.
The iconic leader who 'mobilized the English language and sent it to battle'. Churchill's life and political career were certainly long and colourful: he travelled the world, fought in the Boer War, and oversaw the disastrous Gallipoli campaign during the First World War. But it was during the Second World War that this natural leader's qualities of grit, dogged determination and perseverance truly came to the fore as he led the nation to victory. Churchill's rallying speeches made him one of the world's greatest orators, while his acerbic wit was legendary. Readers will delight in finding the best of this illustrious Briton's words in one handy, pocket-sized volume. 'Never give in - never, never, never, never, in nothing great or small, large or petty, never give in except to convictions of honour and good sense.' Speech given at Harrow School for boys, London, October 1941. 'I am ready to meet my Maker. Whether my Maker is prepared for the great ordeal of meeting me is another matter.' Said on his 75th birthday, 30th November 1949.
A uniquely personal meditation on Britain's gulls by one of today's leading wildlife writers From a distance, gulls are beautiful symbols of freedom over the oceanic wilderness. Up close, however, they can be loud, aggressive and even violent. Yet gulls fascinate birdwatchers, and seafarers regard them with respect and affection. The Gull Next Door explores the natural history of gulls and their complicated relationship with humans. Marianne Taylor grew up in an English seaside town where gulls are ever present. Today, she is a passionate advocate for these underappreciated birds. In this book, Taylor looks at the different gull species and sheds light on all aspects of the lives of gulls-how they find food, raise families, socialize and migrate across sea, coastland and countryside. She discusses the herring gull, Britain's best-known and most persecuted gull species, whose numbers are declining at an alarming rate. She looks at gulls in legend, fiction and popular culture, and explains what we can do to protect gull populations around the world. The Gull Next Door reveals deeper truths about these remarkable birds. They are thinkers and innovators, devoted partners and parents. They lead long lives and often indulge their powerful drive to explore and travel. But for all these natural gifts, many gull species are struggling to survive in the wild places they naturally inhabit, which is why they are now exploiting the opportunities of human habitats. This book shows how we might live more harmoniously with these majestic yet misunderstood birds.
Barron's ACT Premium Study Guide with 6 Practice Tests provides online practice, customizable study plans, and expert advice from experienced teachers who know the test. Step-by-step review helps you master the content, and full-length practice tests in the book and online provide realistic test experience so you're prepared for the exam. This edition includes: Three full-length practice tests in the book Two full-length online practice tests One full-length diagnostic test in the book with guidance on how to use your results to determine the subjects you need to study more Easy, medium, and hard practice passages that enable you to customize your study Study plan recommendations based on the amount of time you have to prepare Extensive subject reviews that cover all parts of the ACT: English, math, reading, science, and the writing test Detailed overview of the ACT with comprehensive answers to frequently asked questions Advice on optimizing the test-taking mindset and managing test anxiety Proven test-taking strategies for students of all ability levels
A carefully designed and beautifully illustrated photographic guide to the moths you are most likely to see during the day This concise photographic field guide helps you to identify the day-flying moths most likely to be seen in Great Britain and Ireland. It combines stunning photographs, clear and authoritative text and an easy-to-use design to increase your knowledge and enjoyment of these intriguing and often colourful insects. Like butterflies, some moths fly regularly in sunshine, whereas others that usually fly at night are readily disturbed from their resting places during the day. This guide describes all of these species and features at least one photograph of each in its natural, resting pose. A brief description of each moth covers the key identification features and when and where to look for it, and includes information on its status, life history, special features and caterpillar food plants. Other sections explain how to distinguish moths from butterflies, and also provide essential information on biology, classification, habitats, gardening for moths, conservation and legislation and recording and monitoring. Individual accounts for 158 species and photos of 28 others More than 320 stunning photos, with every moth shown as you see it Beautifully designed, easy to use and clearly written
The essential annual for the 21st century, this high-energy almanac is packed with facts, photos, infographics, time lines, and maps--the perfect stocking stuffer and book to browse all year long. A guide to the world like no other, this vivid and comprehensive book offers the best of National Geographic and more: science, nature, history, world cultures, geography, and the environment, illustrated with amazing photography, fascinating infographics, and maps created by expert cartographers. Highlights this year include the James Webb telescope,launching in 2021; a brand-new wildflower guide; a guided tour of the moons of our solar system; a beautiful infographic on jellyfish; and a feature on lithium,central to the work of recent Nobel prize-winning chemistry. Divided into lively chapters including Exploration & Adventure, Life on Earth,and The Science of Us, this year's almanac features top photos from National Geographic's celebrated Instagram account and geniuses past and present including Jane Goodall, Amelia Earhart, and acclaimed conservationist Kris Tompkins, dedicated to preserving much of Patagonia. With new discoveries on every page, this cutting-edge book--called a "category buster" by Booklist--brings you, as Publishers Weekly puts it, "all the things that National Geographic does best."
Few subjects have caught the attention of the entire world as much as those dealing with natural hazards. The first decade of this new millennium provides a litany of tragic examples of various hazards that turned into disasters affecting millions of individuals around the globe. The human losses (some 225,000 people) associated with the 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake and tsunami, the economic costs (approximately 200 billion USD) of the 2011 Tohoku Japan earthquake, tsunami and reactor event, and the collective social impacts of human tragedies experienced during Hurricane Katrina in 2005 all provide repetitive reminders that we humans are temporary guests occupying a very active and angry planet. Any examples may have been cited here to stress the point that natural events on Earth may, and often do, lead to disasters and catastrophes when humans place themselves into situations of high risk.
Few subjects share the true interdisciplinary dependency that characterizes the field of natural hazards. From geology and geophysics to engineering and emergency response to social psychology and economics, the study of natural hazards draws input from an impressive suite of unique and previously independent specializations. Natural hazards provide a common platform to reduce disciplinary boundaries and facilitate a beneficial synergy in the provision of timely and useful information and action on this critical subject matter.
As social norms change regarding the concept of acceptable risk and human migration leads to an explosion in the number of megacities, coastal over-crowding and unmanaged habitation in precarious environments such as mountainous slopes, the vulnerability of people and their susceptibility to natural hazards increases dramatically. Coupled with the concerns of changing climates, escalating recovery costs, a growing divergence between more developed and less developed countries, the subject of natural hazards remains on the forefront of issues that affect all people, nations, and environments all the time.
This treatise provides a compendium of critical, timely and very detailed information and essential facts regarding the basic attributes of natural hazards and concomitant disasters. The "Encyclopedia of Natural Hazards" effectively captures and integrates contributions from an international portfolio of almost 300 specialists whose range of expertise addresses over 330 topics pertinent to the field of natural hazards. Disciplinary barriers are overcome in this comprehensive treatment of the subject matter. Clear illustrations and numerous color images enhance the primary aim to communicate and educate. The inclusion of a series of unique classic case study events interspersed throughout the volume provides tangible examples linking concepts, issues, outcomes and solutions. These case studies illustrate different but notable recent, historic and prehistoric events that have shaped the world as we now know it. They provide excellent focal points linking the remaining terms in the volume to the primary field of study. This "Encyclopedia of Natural Hazards" will remain a standard reference of choice for many years.
Like an onion, a conversation is often made up of layers. On its
face it may appear to be on one level, but peel away a layer or
two, and you will find other issues lying beneath the surface.
Essential quotations from renowned artist and pop icon Keith Haring Keith Haring remains one of the most important and celebrated artists of his generation and beyond. Through his signature bold graphic line drawings of figures and forms dancing and grooving, Haring's paintings, large-scale public murals, chalk drawings, and singular graffiti style defined an era and brought awareness to social issues ranging from gay rights and AIDS to drug abuse prevention and a woman's right to choose. Haring-isms is a collection of essential quotations from this creative thinker and legendary artist. Gathered from Haring's journals and interviews, these lively quotes reveal his influences and thoughts on a variety of topics, including birth and death, possibility and uncertainty, and difference and conformity. They demonstrate Haring's deep engagement with subjects outside of the art world and his outspoken commitment to activism. Taken together, this selection reflects Haring's distinctive voice and reminds us why his work continues to resonate with fans around the globe. Select quotations from the book: "Art lives through the imaginations of the people who are seeing it. Without that contact, there is no art." "It's a huge world. There are lots and lots and lots of people that I haven't reached yet that I'd like to reach." "Art is one of the last areas that is totally within the realm of the human individual and can't be copied or done better by a machine." "The artist, if he is a vessel, is also a performer." "No matter how long you work, it's always going to end sometime. And there's always going to be things left undone." "I decided to make a major break. New York was the only place to go." "I came to believe there was no such thing as chance. If you accept that there are no coincidences, you use whatever comes along." "There was a migration of artists from all over America to New York. It was completely wild. And we controlled it ourselves." "I couldn't go back to the abstract drawings; it had to have some connection to the real world."
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