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100 Ways to Take Better Nature & Wildlife Photographs

by Guy Edwardes

This guide is suitable for all levels of photographers. 100 Ways to Take Better Nature and Wildlife Photographs features 100 practical and inspiring tips on every aspect of the genre. Guy Edwardes' breath-taking pictures accompany his eas-to-follow advice on a wide range of subjects from capturing the actions of large mammals to snapping wild birds and flowers in the garden.With tips on everything from technique to composition, coping with extreme field conditions to Photoshop software manipulation, this is an invaluable guide for anyone with a passion for photography of the natural world.

101 Rules of Thumb for Low-Energy Architecture

by Huw Heywood

Buildings and construction are a major contributor to the climate and biodiversity emergency. They account for nearly 40% of energy-related carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions. It is more important than ever for architects to design responsibly and create low-carbon, low-energy buildings for a sustainable future. 101 Rules of Thumb sets out the essential elements of low-energy architecture in a fresh, intuitive way. Where ever-changing technology and complex legislation can cloud the designer’s thought-process, this book equips you with the fundamentals you need to minimise CO2 emissions, design for low-energy use and work with, not against, the forces of nature. With reliable, simple rules of thumb, each page focuses on a single piece of guidance along with a clear hand-drawn illustration. The emphasis is on passive low-energy principles, and the rules of thumb cover all the design fundamentals from site and location to orientation and form, peppered with ideas to help the designer think outside the box, drawing inspiration from traditional methods, photoperiodic plants, and the black-tailed prairie dog. An extended, fully updated narrative bibliography explores the sources in detail and provides a valuable springboard for further study. Applicable throughout the world in any climate region, 101 Rules of Thumb is a global primer to be dipped into at any time as a quick means of re-focusing on what’s important when designing a new or retrofitted low-energy building. The rules cover: Site and location Orientation and form The low-energy building envelope Carbon free heating, cooling and lighting Passive low-energy principles.

101 Rules of Thumb for Low-Energy Architecture

by Huw Heywood

Buildings and construction are a major contributor to the climate and biodiversity emergency. They account for nearly 40% of energy-related carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions. It is more important than ever for architects to design responsibly and create low-carbon, low-energy buildings for a sustainable future. 101 Rules of Thumb sets out the essential elements of low-energy architecture in a fresh, intuitive way. Where ever-changing technology and complex legislation can cloud the designer’s thought-process, this book equips you with the fundamentals you need to minimise CO2 emissions, design for low-energy use and work with, not against, the forces of nature. With reliable, simple rules of thumb, each page focuses on a single piece of guidance along with a clear hand-drawn illustration. The emphasis is on passive low-energy principles, and the rules of thumb cover all the design fundamentals from site and location to orientation and form, peppered with ideas to help the designer think outside the box, drawing inspiration from traditional methods, photoperiodic plants, and the black-tailed prairie dog. An extended, fully updated narrative bibliography explores the sources in detail and provides a valuable springboard for further study. Applicable throughout the world in any climate region, 101 Rules of Thumb is a global primer to be dipped into at any time as a quick means of re-focusing on what’s important when designing a new or retrofitted low-energy building. The rules cover: Site and location Orientation and form The low-energy building envelope Carbon free heating, cooling and lighting Passive low-energy principles.

101 School Success Tools for Smart Kids With Learning Difficulties

by Linda Barnes-Robinson Marisa Stemple Betty Shevitz

Every teacher knows them: bright students who face learning difficulties that interfere with their ability to shine at school. 101 School Success Tools for Smart Kids With Learning Difficulties is a comprehensive resource that will help educators recognize and nurture the potential in these students, providing strategies to empower smart kids with learning challenges to become successful, confident, and independent learners. In this book, teachers will find essential information to help them gain a better understanding of these kids and how best to address their needs. In addition, student scenarios bring these ideas to life, and practical tools support teachers' planning and implementation of best practices within the classroom. Written for educators, but also useful as a guide for parents, the book provides ways of revealing and developing a child's strengths. By combining their knowledge and expertise with the tools in this book, teachers can create a dynamic learning environment in which their students will thrive!

101 School Success Tools for Smart Kids With Learning Difficulties

by Linda Barnes-Robinson Marisa Stemple Betty Shevitz

Every teacher knows them: bright students who face learning difficulties that interfere with their ability to shine at school. 101 School Success Tools for Smart Kids With Learning Difficulties is a comprehensive resource that will help educators recognize and nurture the potential in these students, providing strategies to empower smart kids with learning challenges to become successful, confident, and independent learners. In this book, teachers will find essential information to help them gain a better understanding of these kids and how best to address their needs. In addition, student scenarios bring these ideas to life, and practical tools support teachers' planning and implementation of best practices within the classroom. Written for educators, but also useful as a guide for parents, the book provides ways of revealing and developing a child's strengths. By combining their knowledge and expertise with the tools in this book, teachers can create a dynamic learning environment in which their students will thrive!

101 School Success Tools for Students With ADHD

by Sue Jeweler Stephan M. Silverman Jacqueline S. Iseman

101 School Success Tools for Students With ADHD provides the materials and guidance necessary to assist teachers and parents as they empower students with ADHD to become successful learners. Based on field-tested strategies for use with learners with ADHD, the book provides a brief overview of the specific learning needs of these students, as well as a wide variety of tools that teachers can immediately pull out and use in the classroom and parents can use in the home setting.Each tool is explained in a brief how-to section that includes specific information on adapting the tool based on the individual student's needs. The book covers topics that include observing and collecting data on students, creating schedules, assessing a child's strengths, refocusing a child's attention, managing difficult behaviors, implementing calming techniques, providing motivation, and improving study and homework skills. A collection of worksheets, forms, checklists, charts, website listings, and other tools are included as reproducible pages.

101 School Success Tools for Students With ADHD

by Sue Jeweler Stephan M. Silverman Jacqueline S. Iseman

101 School Success Tools for Students With ADHD provides the materials and guidance necessary to assist teachers and parents as they empower students with ADHD to become successful learners. Based on field-tested strategies for use with learners with ADHD, the book provides a brief overview of the specific learning needs of these students, as well as a wide variety of tools that teachers can immediately pull out and use in the classroom and parents can use in the home setting.Each tool is explained in a brief how-to section that includes specific information on adapting the tool based on the individual student's needs. The book covers topics that include observing and collecting data on students, creating schedules, assessing a child's strengths, refocusing a child's attention, managing difficult behaviors, implementing calming techniques, providing motivation, and improving study and homework skills. A collection of worksheets, forms, checklists, charts, website listings, and other tools are included as reproducible pages.

101 Success Secrets for Gifted Kids: Advice, Quizzes, and Activities for Dealing With Stress, Expectations, Friendships, and More

by Christine Fonseca

Pssst! Want to know a secret? Want to help gifted kids harness the power of their giftedness? The second edition of 101 Success Secrets for Gifted Kids is a must-read for gifted kids ages 8 to 12 who want to find success in school, relationships, and life. This book:Includes 101 awesome secrets, tips, and tricks for gifted kids.Is chock-full of fun quizzes, activities, and practical strategies.Covers bullying, school performance, perfectionism, friendships, sibling rivalries, and managing intensities.Features Q & A sections from other gifted kids and preteens.Gives gifted kids insight into everything they've ever wanted to know about being gifted.Proven strategies for dealing with stress management, parents' and teachers' expectations, anxiety, cyberbullying, friendship troubles, and more make this the must-have guide for every gifted kid.Ages 8-12

101 Success Secrets for Gifted Kids: Advice, Quizzes, and Activities for Dealing With Stress, Expectations, Friendships, and More

by Christine Fonseca

Pssst! Want to know a secret? Want to help gifted kids harness the power of their giftedness? The second edition of 101 Success Secrets for Gifted Kids is a must-read for gifted kids ages 8 to 12 who want to find success in school, relationships, and life. This book:Includes 101 awesome secrets, tips, and tricks for gifted kids.Is chock-full of fun quizzes, activities, and practical strategies.Covers bullying, school performance, perfectionism, friendships, sibling rivalries, and managing intensities.Features Q & A sections from other gifted kids and preteens.Gives gifted kids insight into everything they've ever wanted to know about being gifted.Proven strategies for dealing with stress management, parents' and teachers' expectations, anxiety, cyberbullying, friendship troubles, and more make this the must-have guide for every gifted kid.Ages 8-12

101 Tips for Stress-Free Sailing

by Duncan Wells

Here are the answers to all your boating questions and dilemmas. This book is packed with 101 essential punchy sailing tips for sailors to read before and during sailing for a stress-free, enjoyable time at sea, from expert sailing instructor, Duncan Wells. In this accessible, easy-to-absorb handbook, Duncan will share his tried-and-tested techniques and advice on sail setting, mooring, anchoring, navigation, sailing in heavy weather and more.Step-by-step photographs, diagrams and clear instructions will guide you through each tip, and this book is perfect to dip in for help with a particular sailing problem.In this book, Duncan will tell you all about how to:· Calculate the speed of the tide by eye· Follow the rule of the road· Calibrate the depth sounder· Calculate the displacement speed of your hull· Reef early for an easy life· Use the chart plotter to calculate when to tack· Pick up buoys from the cockpit· Look after your zipsAnd many, many more!This new title in Duncan Wells' popular Stress-Free mini-series will be a godsend to all boaters looking for tips, hints and solutions to everyday boating problems, and will complement Stress-Free Sailing and Stress-Free Navigation.

101 Tips for Stress-Free Sailing

by Duncan Wells

Here are the answers to all your boating questions and dilemmas. This book is packed with 101 essential punchy sailing tips for sailors to read before and during sailing for a stress-free, enjoyable time at sea, from expert sailing instructor, Duncan Wells. In this accessible, easy-to-absorb handbook, Duncan will share his tried-and-tested techniques and advice on sail setting, mooring, anchoring, navigation, sailing in heavy weather and more.Step-by-step photographs, diagrams and clear instructions will guide you through each tip, and this book is perfect to dip in for help with a particular sailing problem.In this book, Duncan will tell you all about how to:· Calculate the speed of the tide by eye· Follow the rule of the road· Calibrate the depth sounder· Calculate the displacement speed of your hull· Reef early for an easy life· Use the chart plotter to calculate when to tack· Pick up buoys from the cockpit· Look after your zipsAnd many, many more!This new title in Duncan Wells' popular Stress-Free mini-series will be a godsend to all boaters looking for tips, hints and solutions to everyday boating problems, and will complement Stress-Free Sailing and Stress-Free Navigation.

101 Top Techniques for Artists: Step-by-step art projects from over a hundred international artists

by SAA

101 Top Techniques for Artists is a colourful compendium packed full of practical tips and techniques by 101 of today’s most popular leading artists. Each technique is presented in clear, simple step-by-step instructions that describe how to complete the project yourself, including a full list of materials and detailed images to guide you along the way.Divided into seven chapters that cover watercolours, acrylics, oils, pastels, drawing and mixed media, this handy book is bursting with some of the most popular styles and subjects, designed to showcase the very best of artistic abilities available to help develop your own creative streak.All contributors featured in this book are professional artists belonging to the SAA, who together with a global community of over 46,000 other members, make up the world’s largest and friendliest art society. Whether you’re a beginner, an improver or a professional, there’s something new to learn for everyone in this comprehensive collection.

101 Ways to Draw: A Field Guide to Drawing Mediums and Techniques

by David Webb

From soft pencils to graphite powder, ballpoint to fibre-tip pens, conté sticks to watercolour pencils, this unique guide covers everything you need to know to begin mastering and combining different media in your drawing. This visual directory of drawing techniques beyond the pencil provides you with the skills to explore and experiment with all the different techniques and mediums. Use it as a handy reference for when you want to know how to use a particular tool, or as a catalogue of inspiration when seeking new ideas to try. A wealth of media and equipment is demonstrated, and each page features invaluable information for beginners and accomplished artists alike. As the techniques progress, you’ll explore the creative possibilities beyond one medium, and be encouraged to look at your work and style in a new light. Use the examples shown to aid expression and skill development and to look at the myriad possibilities of mixed media, which have all been selected because of their compatibility. Start with basic graphite pencils, sticks and powder to explore line and tone, shading, creating textures and erasing. Then move on to coloured pencils to cover techniques such as burnishing, lifting and sgraffito. There are various interesting methods to try with water-soluble coloured pencils too, including different ways of applying water, blending and overlaying colours. Explore the effects that you can create with charcoal or conté sticks on different coloured and textured papers, and discover how to use pastel pencils and chalks for expressive drawing. Then master blending, shading and scumbling with hard and soft pastels, and perfect your techniques with crayons, oil pastels and oil paint sticks. There are some really interesting ways to use ink pens for painting effects and instructions are included for cutting your own quill pen. Ballpoint pens, fibre-tips, marker pens and brush pens are also great tools for creating modern, graphic drawings - pick up some handy tips for mark making and blending. Finally, experiment with mixed media and combining various pencils, pastels, crayons, powder, sticks and pens for some stunning results. Be inspired by the huge range of drawings in this book to expand and develop your own skills.

11+ CEM 10-Minute Tests: Maths - Ages 10-11 Book 2 (with Online Edition) (PDF)

by Cgp Books

This 10-Minute Test Book 2 is excellent Maths practice for pupils preparing for the 11+. It contains over 30 quick tests covering a huge range of topics and skills. Throughout the book we’ve thrown in some fun puzzle pages as a break from serious 11+ practice. We’ve also included complete step-by-step answers to every question in a pull-out section, plus a helpful progress chart to track students’ progress.

11+ CEM 10-Minute Tests: Verbal Reasoning - Ages 10-11 Book 2 (with Online Edition) (PDF)

by Cgp Books

This brilliant Book 2 offers even more realistic 11+ Verbal Reasoning practice for the CEM tests! It contains over thirty all-new 10-Minute tests for ages 10-11, plus puzzle pages to give their skills a workout in fun way. What’s more, step-by-step answers are included in a pull-out booklet! This book also comes with a free Online Edition — just use the unique access code printed inside the cover to access it on a PC, Mac or tablet! For even more CEM Verbal Reasoning practice, take a look at Book 1.

The 12 Week Year for Writers: A Comprehensive Guide to Getting Your Writing Done

by Brian P. Moran Michael Lennington A. Trevor Thrall

Get more words on the page with this proven and popular system The 12 Week Year for Writers: A Comprehensive Guide to Getting Your Writing Done is an easy-to-implement and practical framework for writers to get more work done in less time. You’ll answer big picture questions—What is my vision for the future? What are my writing goals?—while enacting a comprehensive system to plan and execute your writing. You’ll create a 12 Week Plan and a Model Week, collaborate with a weekly writing group, keep score, and learn to stick to a weekly execution routine. The book will also show you how to: Manage multiple writing projects at the same time Develop a prolific writer’s mindset and increase your output with the 12 Week Year system Deal with actionable specifics, like when and where to write Ideal for writers in all genres and fields, The 12 Week Year for Writers is the perfect hands-on guide for academic and business writers, authors, students, columnists, bloggers, and copy and content writers who seek to increase their productivity and get more quality words on the page.

14-18 - A New Vision for Secondary Education

by Kenneth Baker

Former Secretary of State for Education Kenneth Baker claims that secondary education has become a five-year programme with a single, narrow aim: to prepare pupils for high-stakes GCSE exams at 16. From 2015, all young people will be legally required to stay in education or training until they are 18. Kenneth Baker sees this as a historic opportunity to re-think the aims and structure of English education. He argues that the National Curriculum should extend only to the age of 14 and that there should be four distinct pathways from 14-18 to take account of young people's emerging interests talents and ambitions: Liberal Arts; Technical; Sports and Creative Arts; and Career. All pathways will provide a broad education, but each will have a distinctive character matched to the talents and ambitions of individual students.In 14-18 - A New Vision for Secondary Education, Kenneth Baker builds a compelling case for reform, with contributions from a range of educationalists who draw on the history of English education, practice elsewhere in the world, and their experiences.An essential read for anyone interested in the future of secondary education.

14th International Conference on Computational Intelligence in Security for Information Systems and 12th International Conference on European Transnational Educational (Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing #1400)

by Héctor Quintián Emilio Corchado Pablo García Bringas Juan José Gude Prego José Gaviria de la Puerta

This book of Advances in Intelligent and Soft Computing contains accepted papers presented at CISIS 2021 and ICEUTE 2021, all conferences held in the beautiful and historic city of Bilbao (Spain), in September 2021.The aim of the 14th CISIS 20121 conference is to offer a meeting opportunity for academic and industry-related researchers belonging to the various, vast communities of computational intelligence, information security, and data mining. The need for intelligent, flexible behavior by large, complex systems, especially in mission-critical domains, is intended to be the catalyst and the aggregation stimulus for the overall event.After a through peer-review process, the CISIS 2021 International Program Committee selected 23 papers which are published in these conference proceedings achieving an acceptance rate of 40%. In this relevant edition, a special emphasis was put on the organization of special sessions. One special session is organized related to relevant topics as follows: building trust in ecosystems and ecosystem components.In the case of 12th ICEUTE 2021, the International Program Committee selected 17 papers, which are published in these conference proceedings. One special session is organized related to relevant topics as follows: sustainable personal goals: engaging students in their learning process.The selection of papers is extremely rigorous in order to maintain the high quality of the conference, and we would like to thank the members of the program committees for their hard work in the reviewing process. This is a crucial process to the creation of a high standard conference, and the CISIS and ICEUTE conferences would not exist without their help.

Las 15 Leyes Indispensables Del Crecimiento: Vívalas y alcance su potencial

by John C. Maxwell

LAS 15 LEYES INDISPENSABLES DEL CRECIMIENTO John Maxwell lleva más de cincuenta años apasionado por el desarrollo personal. Ahora, por primera vez, comparte todo lo que ha cosechado acerca del autodesarrollo, para que usted tenga las mayores posibilidades de llegar a ser la persona que fue diseñada a ser cuando se creó. De la manera que solo él puede comunicar, John enseña:· La Ley del Espejo: Usted debe ver el valor que tiene en sí mismo para darse mayor valor.· La Ley de la Conciencia: Usted debe conocerse a sí mismo para poder crecer.· La Ley del Modelo: Es difícil superarse cuando usted no tiene a quien seguir sino a usted mismo.· La Ley de la Banda Elástica: El crecimiento se detiene cuando usted pierde la tensión entre donde está y donde podría estar.· La Ley de la Contribución: Desarrollarse a sí mismo lo capacita para desarrollar a otros.Este tercer libro de la serie Leyes de John Maxwell (después de Las 21 leyes irrefutables del liderazgo, con ventas de dos millones de ejemplares, y de Las 17 leyes incuestionables del trabajo en equipo, con un millón de ventas), lo ayudará a convertirse en un aprendiz de por vida, cuyo potencial aumenta continuamente y nunca se "agota."

16th International Conference on Soft Computing Models in Industrial and Environmental Applications (Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing #1401)

by Héctor Quintián Emilio Corchado Pablo García Bringas Hugo Sanjurjo González Iker Pastor López

This book of Advances in Intelligent and Soft Computing contains accepted papers presented at SOCO 2021 conference held in the beautiful and historic city of Bilbao (Spain), in September 2021.Soft computing represents a collection or set of computational techniques in machine learning, computer science, and some engineering disciplines, which investigate, simulate, and analyze very complex issues and phenomena.After a through peer-review process, the 16th SOCO 2021 International Program Committee selected 78 papers which are published in these conference proceedings and represents an acceptance rate of 48%. In this relevant edition, a special emphasis is put on the organization of special sessions. Seven special sessions are organized related to relevant topics as follows: applications of machine learning in computer vision; soft computing applied to autonomous robots and renewable energy systems; optimization, modeling, and control by soft computing techniques (OMCS); challenges and new approaches toward artificial intelligence deployments in real-world scenarios; time series forecasting in industrial and environmental applications (TSF); soft computing methods in manufacturing and management systems and applied machine learning.The selection of papers was extremely rigorous in order to maintain the high quality of the conference, and we would like to thank the members of the program committees for their hard work in the reviewing process. This is a crucial process to the creation of a high standard conference, and the SOCO conference would not exist without their help.

1922

by Stephen King

The chilling novella featured in Stephen King's bestselling collection Full Dark, No Stars, 1922 - about a man who succumbs to the violence within - is now available as a stand-alone publication.I believe there is a man inside every man, a strangerSo writes Wilfred James in his confession. It's 1922. Wilfred owns eighty acres of farmland in Nebraska that have been in the family for generations. His wife, Arlette, owns an adjoining one hundred acres.But if Arlette carries out her threat to sell her land to a pig butcher, Wilfred will be forced to sell too. Worse, he'll have to move to the city. But he has a daring plan. It may work if he can persuade his son. A powerful tale of betrayal, murder, madness and rats, 1922 is a breathtaking exploration into the dark side of human nature from the great American storyteller Stephen King. It was adapted into a film from Netflix.

1992-Planning for Financial Services and the Insurance Sector

by Eurofi plc

1992 - Planning for Financial Services and the lnsurance Sector aims to discuss important European laws and their implications for the policies of institution that render financial and insurance services. The book covers topics such as the Single European Act and its effects; company laws, mergers and acquisition, and corporate taxes; and the liberalization of capital movement, capital flows, and the European money system. Also covered are topics such as banking and insurance services in the community; the internal market, its policies, and security; and the implications of a single European market for financial services. The text is recommended for economists as well as financial and political analysts who would like to know more about the European market and the policies that govern it.

2 Corinthians: A Social Identity Commentary (T&T Clark Social Identity Commentaries on the New Testament)

by Philip Esler

Philip F. Esler provides a comprehensive coverage of the issues in 2 Corinthians from the perspective of social identity, with a focus on Paul's leadership.Esler enlists social identity theory-in critical dialogue with existing scholarship-to show how Paul sought to persuade the Corinthian Christ-followers to adopt certain views on four critical issues that had arisen in his relationship with them, with his discourse demonstrably reflecting the ancient Mediterranean culture they shared. Two introductory chapters set out those four issues, summarise the events reflected in 1 and 2 Corinthians, make an initial case for the integrity of the letter against partition theories, explain and defend the use of social identity theory in biblical interpretation, and describe the social identity approach to leadership. In the commentary, Esler explores how Paul re-establishes his leadership role by reconnecting with the Corinthians, urges their participation in the collection for Jerusalem, and defends his position against recently arrived opponents, all the while reinforcing his addressees' social identity as Christ-followers. Prominent features of the commentary fostered by its social identity perspective include its cumulative case for the letter's unity, for Paul's opponents being similar to those in Galatia, and for the interweaving of social and theological dimensions in the text.

2 Corinthians: A Social Identity Commentary (T&T Clark Social Identity Commentaries on the New Testament)

by Philip Esler

Philip F. Esler provides a comprehensive coverage of the issues in 2 Corinthians from the perspective of social identity, with a focus on Paul's leadership.Esler enlists social identity theory-in critical dialogue with existing scholarship-to show how Paul sought to persuade the Corinthian Christ-followers to adopt certain views on four critical issues that had arisen in his relationship with them, with his discourse demonstrably reflecting the ancient Mediterranean culture they shared. Two introductory chapters set out those four issues, summarise the events reflected in 1 and 2 Corinthians, make an initial case for the integrity of the letter against partition theories, explain and defend the use of social identity theory in biblical interpretation, and describe the social identity approach to leadership. In the commentary, Esler explores how Paul re-establishes his leadership role by reconnecting with the Corinthians, urges their participation in the collection for Jerusalem, and defends his position against recently arrived opponents, all the while reinforcing his addressees' social identity as Christ-followers. Prominent features of the commentary fostered by its social identity perspective include its cumulative case for the letter's unity, for Paul's opponents being similar to those in Galatia, and for the interweaving of social and theological dimensions in the text.

200 Embroidered Flowers: Hand embroidery stitches and projects for flowers, leaves and foliage

by Kristen Gula

Learn how to stitch all your favourite flowers, leaves and foliage, with this is collection of tutorials for 200 embroidered flowers and foliage. Discover how to stitch beautiful blooms including roses, daisies, daffodils, pansies and buttercups as well as more exotic blooms. Modern hand embroidery expert, Kristen Gulush, shows you how to create all the floral motifs from a stitch library of less than 10 embroidery stitches. As well as the step tutorials for the flowers and leaves, there are 10 projects for home decor items and accessories that showcase the embroidery so you can show off your makes and create beautiful gifts for family and friends. Choose from a collar motif, pillow cover, table decoration, shoe embellishments and many more!

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