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ASE Teaching Secondary Physics (2nd Edition) (PDF)

by David Sang

Produced in association with the ASE, the series provides new ideas and promotes best practice to enhance teaching skills, supporting everyone from NQTs to experienced science teachers. - Provide tips on how to pitch your lessons to build on students' previous knowledge. - Suggest teaching sequences with activities to cover the basic science and to develop the students' understanding of the topic. - Offer guidance on students' misconceptions, common problems with individual activities and safety issues. - Include examples that relate science to everyday contexts and provide new ideas for experienced teachers. - Recommend ways of using ICT in the classroom effectively. This books draw on the experience of a wide range of teachers and those involved in science education. It has been produced as part of the Association for Science Education's commitment to supporting science teachers by disseminating best practice and new ideas to enhance teaching.

Bar-20 Days

by Clarence E. Mulford

Hopalong Cassidy and his fellow cow punchers on the Bar-Twenty ranch run into many adventures during the course of a season. After being shanghaied into forced labor at sea, Hopalong and his friends return to shore to fight Apaches, escape flash floods, and avenge the murder of a lawman.

Buck Peters, Ranchman

by Clarence E. Mulford

When Buck Peters went to Montana to start a new ranch, he found his partner dead, his cowhands being slaughtered like steers, himself shot full of holes and a neighbor stealing his stock. It meant one thing: range war. Only Hopalong Cassidy could help Buck now - Hoppy, who was in Texas with a newfound bride and a ranch to run. But Hoppy had no choice. He was Buck's last hope. He had to come.

Cow-Country

by B. M. Bower

Bud leaves his home at Tomahawk Ranch to make his way in the world and begins an adventure that will thrill every lover of stories of the Old West. For Bud has landed in a nest of thieves, cut-throats, murderers and assorted crooks--all wanted by the law. Aiding him he has only the undercover help of a beautiful and desperate woman and the advice of a crook with a conscience. He keeps his eyes and ears open and his mouth shut. He keeps his guns oiled and his horses running. And when the final showdown comes, the stubborn young Scotchman beats the crooks at their own game --and collects a stake big enough for any musical-minded young cattle rancher.

The Crusade of the Excelsior

by Bret Harte

Excerpt: . . . CHAPTER XI. THE CAPTAIN FOLLOWS HIS SHIP. When Padre Esteban had finished reading the document he laid it down and fixed his eyes on the young man. Hurlstone met his look with a glance of impatient disdain. "What have you to say to this?" asked the ecclesiastic, a little impressed by his manner. "That as far as it concerns myself it is a farrago of absurdity. If I were the person described there, why should I have sought you with what you call a lie of 'sentimental passion, ' when I could have claimed protection openly with my SISTER PATRIOT," he added, with a bitter laugh. "Because you did not know THEN the sympathy of the people nor the decision of the Council," said the priest. "But I know it NOW, and I refuse to accept it. " "You refuse

A First Family of Tasajara

by Bret Harte

Classic western novel. "It blows," said Joe Wingate. As if to accent the words of the speaker a heavy gust of wind at that moment shook the long light wooden structure which served as the general store of Sidon settlement, in Contra Costa. <P> <P> Even after it had passed a prolonged whistle came through the keyhole, sides, and openings of the closed glass front doors, that served equally for windows, and filled the canvas ceiling which hid the roof above like a bellying sail. A wave of enthusiastic emotion seemed to be communicated to a line of straw hats and sou-westers suspended from a cross-beam, and swung them with every appearance of festive rejoicing, while a few dusters, overcoats, and "hickory" shirts hanging on the side walls exhibited such marked though idiotic animation that it had the effect of a satirical comment on the lazy, purposeless figures of the four living inmates of the store.

Legends and Tales

by Bret Harte

pubOne. info present you this new edition. The cautious reader will detect a lack of authenticity in the following pages. I am not a cautious reader myself, yet I confess with some concern to the absence of much documentary evidence in support of the singular incident I am about to relate. Disjointed memoranda, the proceedings of ayuntamientos and early departmental juntas, with other records of a primitive and superstitious people, have been my inadequate authorities. It is but just to state, however, that though this particular story lacks corroboration, in ransacking the Spanish archives of Upper California I have met with many more surprising and incredible stories, attested and supported to a degree that would have placed this legend beyond a cavil or doubt. I have, also, never lost faith in the legend myself, and in so doing have profited much from the examples of divers grant-claimants, who have often jostled me in their more practical researches, and who have my sincere sympathy at the scepticism of a modern hard-headed and practical world.

Lin McLean

by Owen Wister

In the old days, the happy days, when Wyoming was a Territory with a future instead of a State with a past, and the unfenced cattle grazed upon her ranges by prosperous thousands, young Lin McLean awaked early one morning in cow camp, and lay staring out of his blankets upon the world. He would be twenty-two this week. He was the youngest cow-puncher in camp. But because he could break wild horses, he was earning more dollars a month than any man there, except one. The cook was a more indispensable person. None save the cook was up, so far, this morning. Lin's brother punchers slept about him on the ground, some motionless, some shifting their prone heads to burrow deeper from the increasing day. The busy work of spring was over, that of the fall, or beef round-up, not yet come. It was mid-July, a lull for these hard-riding bachelors of the saddle, and many unspent dollars stood to Mr. McLean's credit on the ranch books. "What's the matter with some variety?" muttered the boy in his blankets. The long range of the mountains lifted clear in the air. They slanted from the purple folds and furrows of the pines that richly cloaked them, upward into rock and grassy bareness until they broke remotely into bright peaks, and filmed into the distant lavender of the north and the south. On their western side the streams ran into Snake or into Green River, and so at length met the Pacific. On this side, Wind River flowed forth from them, descending out of the Lake of the Painted Meadows. A mere trout-brook it was up there at the top of the divide, with easy riffles and stepping-stones in many places; but down here, outside the mountains, it was become a streaming avenue, a broadening course, impetuous between its two tall green walls of cottonwood-trees. And so it wound away like a vast green ribbon across the lilac-gray sage-brush and the yellow, vanishing plains.

A Millionaire of Rough-and-Ready

by Bret Harte

GOLD STRIKE! Slinn has struck gold! A prospector in the Wildest West of California near the town of "Rough-and-Ready," dirt-poor Slinn has been working a claim for weeks when he discovers a vein or bright quartz and shiny gold in his tunnel. <P> <P> He can finally bring his family out to California. Should he build them a mansion here in this new and wonderful territory? Or would they prefer the civilization of San Francisco? <P> <P> But before he can do anything, tell anyone, poor Slinn suffers a paralytic stroke. He can't communicate to anyone, let alone enjoy his newfound riches. <P> <P> Years later, Alvin Mulready comes to "Rough-and-Ready." Sinking an artesian shaft into a shaft to make a well, Mulready strikes gold. <P> <P> But then Slinn's son comes to the area and finds his father in a Sacramento hospital. <P> <P> The old man stirs. <P> <P> Gold shines in his eyes . . . <P> <P> A classic tale of the West by the a Master of Western Fiction.

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