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Edumacation podcast co-host Andy McElfresh leads readers on an expedition to the most bizarre and extraordinary outskirts of scientific discovery! Open this book and open your mind: You're about to get Edumacated! Foreword by Kevin Smith All-new content presented in the style of the beloved Edumacation podcast Exclusive Edumacation-centric super-fan crossword puzzle Class is now in session with Professor Andy McElfresh (not a real professor), science aficionado and co-host of the Edumacation podcast with Kevin Smith. This is the book that gives you a crash course in Cocktail-Party Science, the strange and astonishing scientific facts that you'll want to share at all your social gatherings. Chapters explore the Four Chambers of Knowledge--The Sci, The Fi, The Why, and The Bye--and examine such tantalizing topics as: - Elevator Decapitations and a Deadly Wedgie - Bigfoot, Mermaids, and the Mongolian Death Worm - Dolphins Getting High Off Puffer Fish Toxin - Staggering Feats of Shaolin Monks - The Pentagon's Weaponized Heat Ray - Flying Cars, Real Telepathy, and Other Breakthroughs of Tomorrow . . . and many more! Open this book and open your mind: You're about to get Edumacated!
The International Directory of Government is the definitive guide to people in power in every part of the world. All the top decision-makers are included in this one-volume publication, which brings together government institutions, agencies and personnel from the largest nations (China, India, Russia, etc.) to the smallest overseas dependencies (Guadeloupe, Guernsey and Christmas Island, etc). Institutional entries contain the names and titles of principal officials, postal, e-mail and internet addresses, telephone and fax numbers, and other relevant details. Key features: - comprehensive lists of government ministers and ministries - coverage of state-related agencies and other institutions arranged by subject heading - details of important state, provincial and regional administrations, including information on US states, Russian republics, and the states and territories of India.
Did you know that the English language has over 150 words for the adjective 'drunk' developed over 1,000 years? Be prepared to learn words you have never heard before, find out fascinating facts behind everyday words, and be surprised at how lively and varied the English language can be. Published to critical acclaim in 2009, the Historical Thesaurus of the Oxford English Dictionary is the first comprehensive thesaurus in the world to arrange words by meaning in order of first recorded use. Using its unique perspective on how the English language has developed, Words in Time and Place takes 15 themes and explores the language in these areas over time - explaining when new words appeared, where they came from, and what such changes say about times in which they emerged. The themes chosen are varied, universal topics and show the semantic range of the thesaurus and what it can tell us about the words used in areas of everyday life. Learn about the different words for dying and money, or types of pop music, as well as words for a privy, oaths, and words for being drunk. Written by the world's leading expert on the English language, David Crystal, the book carries his trademark style of engaging yet authoritative writing. Each chapter features an introduction to the language of that topic, followed by a timeline of vocabulary taken from the historical thesaurus showing all the synonyms arranged in chronological order. The timelines are annotated with additional quotations, facts, and social and historical context to give a clear sense of how words entered the English language, when, and in which context they were used. Words in Time and Place showcases the unique and excellent resource that is the Historical Thesaurus and reveals the linguistic treasures to be found within. This fascinating book will appeal to anyone with an interest in words and in the development of the English language.
The eighteenth edition of the International Who's Who in Poetry is a unique and comprehensive guide to the leading lights and freshest talent in poetry today. Containing biographies of more than 4,000 contemporary poets world-wide, this essential reference work provides truly international coverage. In addition to the well known poets, talented up-and-coming writers are also profiled.
- each entry provides full career history and publication details
- appendices section lists international prizes, organizations and poetry publications, lists of Poets Laureate.
Customers who place a standing order for the Tests in Print series or the Mental Measurements Yearbook series will receive a 10% discount on every volume. To place your standing order, please call 1-800-848-6224 (in the U.S.) or 919-966-7449 (outside the U.S.). The most widely acclaimed reference series in education and psychology, the Mental Measurements Yearbooks are designed to assist professionals in selecting and using standardized tests. The series, initiated in 1938, provides factual information, critical reviews, and comprehensive bibliographic references on the construction, use, and validity of all tests published in English. The objectives of the Mental Measurements Yearbooks have remained essentially the same since the publication of the series. These objectives include provision to test users of: factual information on all known tests published as separates in the English-speaking countries of the world candidly critical test reviews written for the MMY series by qualified professional people representing a variety of viewpoints unique publication of each volume in the MMY series with new volumes supplementing rather than supplanting previous series volumes. Each yearbook is a unique publication, supplementing rather than supplanting the previous volumes. The ninth edition of this widely acclaimed reference work is the most comprehensive yearbook to date. It includes 1,409 commercially published tests (19% more than in The Eighth Mental Measurements Yearbook), detailed descriptive information about each test, 1,266 original reviews (41% more than in The Eighth Mental Measurements Yearbook) prepared by 660 well-qualified professional reviewers, and extensive references on specific tests, including those selected by Buros Institute staff and those selected by reviewers. The tests are listed in alphabetical order for easy reference. The volume also features a state-of-the-art essay on "Mental Measurement: Some Emerging Trends" by Dr. Anne Anastasi, a leading figure in the field of measurement. Indexes to the volume are: an Index of Titles with cross references and identification of new and revised tests, an Index of Acronyms, a Classified Subject Index, a Publisher's Directory and Index which includes publisher names and addresses and test listings by publisher, and Index of Names, and an innovative Score Index which refers readers to tests featuring particular kinds of scores that are of interest to them. Widely regarded as the bible of testing, the Mental Measurements Yearbook is an indispensible reference work. The Ninth Mental Measurements Yearbook continues and extends this proud tradition of excellence in providing service to test users.
Frogs of Southern Africa: A Complete Guide remains the most authoritative and comprehensive treatment of the frogs of the region ever produced, covering all aspects of frog and tadpole biology and behaviour.
This new edition (with a slight name change) has been thoroughly updated to reflect taxonomic changes based on the most recent research and DNA studies, and includes 12 new species and more than 130 new images. All 169 southern African frog species, and their tadpole stages, are fully described, along with their conservation status, calls, habitat and habits. Identification is made easy with the aid of over 1000 large, full-colour images, keys to species and summary panels on ‘Key ID points’ and ‘Distinctive characters’.
Calls for most species can be accessed instantly via QR codes in the book or downloaded from a dedicated website. Spectrograms of the calls are also included in the book.
Written by respected authorities in the field, this timely updated edition will be of benefit to all nature lovers, amateur ‘froggers’, students and professional scientists.
Be the girl with goals. With determination, confidence and a little bit of lipstick, there's nothing you can't do! Filled with kick-ass quotes and empowering statements, this handy book will fire you up to get out there and slay.
Now in its 57th year, this popular guide to Jumps racing summarises the prospects of 100 steeplechasers and hurdlers who Raceform's expert race-readers expect to do particularly well in the coming 2018-2019 season. The 2017-2018 edition pinpointed 115 winners from 401 runners (28% strike-rate). Including Cheltenham festival winners Buveur D'Air, Benie Des Dieux, Altior, Penhill and Samcro. There were 24 Grade 1 winners and multiple winners like Benie Des Dieux, Buveur D'Air, Politologue, Samcro, Apple's Jade, Chef Des Obeaux, Death Duty, Finian's Oscar, Getabird, If The Cap Fits, Might Bite, Testify and Top Notch. Plus, big priced winners inlcuding Laws Of Spin and Lalor.
The second revised edition of the Encyclopedia of Quaternary Science, provides both students and professionals with an up-to-date reference work on this important and highly varied area of research. There are lots of new articles, and many of the articles that appeared in the first edition have been updated to reflect advances in knowledge since 2006, when the original articles were written. The second edition will contain about 375 articles, written by leading experts around the world. This major reference work is richly illustrated with more than 3,000 illustrations, most of them in colour.
The Amazon and Orinoco basins in northern South America are home to the highest concentration of freshwater fish species on earth, with more than 3,000 species allotted to 564 genera. Amazonian fishes include piranhas, electric eels, freshwater stingrays, a myriad of beautiful small-bodied tetras and catfishes, and the largest scaled freshwater fish in the world, the pirarucu. Field Guide to the Fishes of the Amazon, Orinoco, and Guianas provides descriptions and identification keys for all the known genera of fishes that inhabit Greater Amazonia, a vast and still mostly remote region of tropical rainforests, seasonally flooded savannas, and meandering lowland rivers. The guide's contributors include more than fifty expert scientists. They summarize the current state of knowledge on the taxonomy, species richness, and ecology of these fish groups, and provide references to relevant literature for species-level identifications. This richly illustrated guide contains 700 detailed drawings, 190 color photos, and 500 distribution maps, which cover all genera. An extensive and illustrated glossary helps readers with the identification keys. The first complete overview of the fish diversity in the Amazon, Orinoco, and Guianas, this comprehensive guide is essential for anyone interested in the freshwater life inhabiting this part of the world. * First complete overview of the fish diversity in the Amazon and Orinoco basins* Contributors include more than fifty experts* Identification keys and distribution maps for all genera*190 stunning color photos *700 detailed line drawings* Extensive and illustrated glossary
There are plenty of things to smile about, as long as you open your eyes to see them! So lift your spirits with this little book of uplifting quotes and delightful ideas to help you look on the bright side of life.
Make your seasonal celebrations even more magical with Llewellyn s 2019 Sabbats Almanac. Packed with rituals, rites, recipes, and crafts, this helpful guide offers fun and fresh ways to celebrate the eight sacred Wiccan holidays and enhance spiritual life throughout the year. Get a new perspective on honouring the Wheel of the Year from your favourite Wiccan and Pagan authors. Plan spiritually uplifting celebrations and sustainable seasonal activities. Perform sabbat-specific rituals and family activities. Create tasty treats and crafts as reminders of the season s gifts and lessons. Also featured are astrological influences to help you plan rituals according to cosmic energies.
This volume provides an overview of (1) the physical and chemical foundations of dating methods and (2) the applications of dating methods in the geological sciences, biology, and archaeology, in almost 200 articles from over 200 international authors. It will serve as the most comprehensive treatise on widely accepted dating methods in the earth sciences and related fields. No other volume has a similar scope, in terms of methods and applications and particularly time range. Dating methods are used to determine the timing and rate of various processes, such as sedimentation (terrestrial and marine), tectonics, volcanism, geomorphological change, cooling rates, crystallization, fluid flow, glaciation, climate change and evolution. The volume includes applications in terrestrial and extraterrestrial settings, the burgeoning field of molecular-clock dating and topics in the intersection of earth sciences with forensics. The content covers a broad range of techniques and applications. All major accepted dating techniques are included, as well as all major datable materials.
Waterford's guide to Weather is the perfect, pocket-sized folding guide to clouds, storms and weather patterns. A must-have reference guide for novice meteorologists, this indispensable guide teaches how to observe clouds and anticipate weather changes. Created and printed in the USA, this guide was updated in 2012 with a new cover design and updated information. Also highlights weather phenomena ranging from hurricanes to the Aurora Borealis. Laminated for durability, this handy guide is a great source of portable information and ideal for field use by novices and experts alike.
Delve into a wealth of famous events, significant sites and momentous births and deaths. Choose a day of the year and discover the fascinating array of people, places and happenings for which it is notable. This day-by-day compendium provides a rich assortment of anniversaries from throughout the centuries and across the world. * A day-by-day approach to the key events for each day across the years * Uncover little-known historical facts about your own special dates * Contains a helpful index arranged by year to help you find those key event anniversaries Previously published as The Times On This Day.
The only anatomy atlas illustrated by physicians, Atlas of Human Anatomy, 7th edition, brings you world-renowned, exquisitely clear views of the human body with a clinical perspective. In addition to the famous work of Dr. Frank Netter, you'll also find nearly 100 paintings by Dr. Carlos A. G. Machado, one of today's foremost medical illustrators. Together, these two uniquely talented physician-artists highlight the most clinically relevant views of the human body. In addition, more than 50 carefully selected radiologic images help bridge illustrated anatomy to living anatomy as seen in everyday practice. Region-by-region coverage, including Muscle Table appendices at the end of each section. Large, clear illustrations with comprehensive labels not only of major structures, but also of those with important relationships. Tabular material in separate pages and additional supporting material as a part of the electronic companion so the printed page stays focused on the illustration. Updates to the 7th Edition - based on requests from students and practitioners alike: New Systems Overview section featuring brand-new, full-body views of surface anatomy, vessels, nerves, and lymphatics. More than 25 new illustrations by Dr. Machado, including the clinically important fascial columns of the neck, deep veins of the leg, hip bursae, and vasculature of the prostate; and difficult-to-visualize areas like the infratemporal fossa. New Clinical Tables at the end of each regional section that focus on structures with high clinical significance. These tables provide quick summaries, organized by body system, and indicate where to best view key structures in the illustrated plates. More than 50 new radiologic images - some completely new views and others using newer imaging tools - have been included based on their ability to assist readers in grasping key elements of gross anatomy. Updated terminology based on the international anatomic standard, Terminologia Anatomica, with common clinical eponyms included. Student Consult access includes a pincode to unlock the complete enhanced eBook of the Atlas through Student Consult. Every plate in the Atlas-and over 100 Bonus Plates including illustrations from previous editions-are enhanced with an interactive label quiz option and supplemented with "Plate Pearls" that provide quick key points and supplemental tools for learning, reviewing, and assessing your knowledge of the major themes of each plate. Tools include 300 multiple choice questions, videos, 3D models, and links to related plates.
ABC of Autism provides clinicians and medical students with a succinct, evidence-based overview of the symptoms, evaluation, treatment, and management of autism in both daily practice and for ongoing patient support plans. This accessible and informative guide allows primary healthcare professionals to quickly reference the essential information required for appropriate patient care. Compact yet comprehensive, this book offers concise and focused chapters covering topics ranging from basic epidemiology and key diagnostic features to managing behavioural difficulties and co-morbidities, such as ADHD and dyspraxia. Full-colour illustrations reinforce understanding of the condition while actual case studies demonstrate contemporary practices and real-life scenarios. ABC of Autism is a valuable resource for GPs, paediatricians, speech therapists, educational psychologists, medical and nursing students, and practitioners responsible for coordinating multidisciplinary care for patients with autism.
Aided by this book the gardener can now answer the question "What's in a name?" and they and their garden will benefit from understanding the wealth of information that has hitherto lain hidden within the mysterious world of Latin names.' - Financial Times Online RHS Latin for Gardeners is an informative, entertaining and beautifully illustrated unravelling of the mysteries of botanical Latin. Over 3,000 Latin names are listed alphabetically, showing how plant names can reveal where a plant originally comes from (and thus its preferred growing conditions), along with such properties as its shape, form, colour, taste, and smell. Each name is clearly defined and accompanied by a pronunciation guide, and the pages are filled with attractive botanical illustrations. Fascinating feature spreads retell the adventures of important plant hunters such as Sir Joseph Banks and Alexander von Humboldt, and explain how their discoveries affect the way our gardens look today. Individual plants are also profiled throughout, showing how their names can illuminate their hidden histories. Aided by this book, every gardener, and their garden, will benefit from uncovering the wealth of information that lies within the remarkable world of Latin binomials. A little Latin can do a lot of good - apply the lore of Latin to your own garden! Contents includes... The A-Z Listings of Latin Plant Names Plant Profiles Plant Hunters Plant Themes ...And Much More!
Published annually, this 22nd edition brings together a unique combination of the latest data on, and detailed analysis of, a vast region. Scrupulously updated by Europa's experienced editors, the volume also includes contributions from regional specialists. New for 2014: new essays reassessing the war on drugs in Latin America and examining environmental issues in the region following the Rio+20 conference analysis of all recent elections in the region, including the return to office of the Partido Revolucionario Institucional in Mexico and the struggle for power in Venezuela following the death of Hugo Chavez completely revised articles on Caribbean autonomy, political change in Latin America, violence and insecurity in Mexico, and natural hazards in the Caribbean General Survey Essays written by acknowledged experts on the area provide an impartial overview of the region. Country Surveys Individual chapters on each country, comprising: essays on the geography, recent history and economy of each country a statistical survey a full directory section a select bibliography. Regional Information A directory of research institutes and bibliographies of books and journals covering Latin America and the Caribbean.
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