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Power Man & Iron Fist Epic Collection: Revenge! by Jo Duffy, ISBN: 9781302900137
Botanical Sketchbook by Mary Ann Scott, ISBN: 9781909397422
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Make six classic garments and create a stylish multi-layered wardrobe from scratch. Full-size patterns are provided for a neat vest with a boxer back detail, an elegant bias-cut long-sleeved dress, a simple long gathered skirt with a drawstring waist, a batwing wrap top, an oversized drop-shoulder jacket and a pair of classic wide leg trousers. By choosing seasonal cloth, the versatility of these projects can be enjoyed from the first hint of spring to the end of winter. The aim of this book is to move beyond simplicity and dare the maker to develop new skills. With variations for tops, dresses, shorts and a coat, our precise step-by-step instructions and inspiring photography will enable you sew with confidence. The reward will be an all season, multi-layer wardrobe by your own hand. We hope you, the reader, are ready for this set of challenges and willing to pace yourselves through the more complicated garments. Full-size patterns for all six garments are included, ready to be traced off and put to good use immediately. Make fashion work.

Beauty in the Word by Stratford Caldecott, ISBN: 9781621380047
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What is a good education? What is it for? To answer these questions, Stratford Caldecott shines a fresh light on the three arts of language, in a marvelous recasting of the Trivium whereby Grammar, Dialectic, and Rhetoric are explored as Remembering, Thinking, and Communicating. These are the foundational steps every student must take towards conversion of heart and mind, so that a Catholic Faith can be lived out in unabashed pursuit of the True, the Good, and the Beautiful. Beauty in the Word is a unique contribution to bringing these bountiful aspects of the Real back to the center of learning, where they rightfully belong. If your concern is for the true meaning of education for your children, here is the place to begin.

The Maker's Atelier and Merchant & Mills Workbook 2 Books Bundle Collection With Gift Journal - The Essential Collection Sewing with Style, A Collection of Versatile Sewing Patterns for an Elegant All Season Wardrobe by Frances Tobin, ISBN: 9789123583423
Merchant Mills Sewing book Collection 2 Books Bundle (Merchant & Mills Sewing Book,Merchant & Mills Workbook: A Collection of Versatile Sewing Patterns for an Elegant All Season Wardrobe [Paperback]) by Merchant Mills, ISBN: 9789766705480
Overcoming Insomnia: A Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy Approach, Therapist Guide (Treatments That Work) by Jack D. Edinger, ISBN: 9780199339389
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"It is estimated that one in ten U.S. adults suffers from chronic insomnia. If left untreated, chronic insomnia reduces quality of life and increases risk for psychiatric and medical disease, especially depression and anxiety. The Overcoming Insomnia treatment program uses evidence-based cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) methods to correct poor sleep habits. CBT has been proven in multiple studies to improve sleep by reducing time spent in bed before sleep onset, reducing time spent awake after first sleep onset, and increasing the quality and efficiency of sleep. Developed by Jack D. Edinger and Colleen E. Carney, this second edition has been thoroughly updated according to the DSM-5, which now conceptualizes insomnia as a sleep-wake disorder, rather than a sleep disorder only. The DSM-5 has also eliminated the differentiation between primary and secondary insomnias, so this program provides an expanded discussion of daytime related issues as well as delivery issues specific to those with comorbid mental and medical problems. Patients are first given information about healthy sleep and the reasons for improving sleep habits, then a behavioral program is developed to address that patient's specific sleep problems. Use of a sleep diary, assessment forms,and other homework (all provided in the corresponding patient Workbook) allows client and therapist to work together to develop an effective sleep regimen tailored specifically for each client, and several sessions are dedicated to increasing compliance and problem-solving"--Provided by publisher.

Surprising Rhyming For Songwriters & Poets: The Alternative Rhyming Dictionary To Inspire Rhymes People May Not Expect To Hear by Brian Oliver, ISBN: 9780463594728
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This 624-page book is a new kind of rhyming dictionary that encourages writers to be more adventurous in their rhyming. It's an invaluable brainstorming tool for writers of Pop, Rock, Country, Folk, Hip Hop and Poetry. SURPRISING RHYMING inc

ABC's for the Little G's by Ivan Rivera, ISBN: 9780998532202
Machine Learning by Kevin P. Murphy, ISBN: 9780262018029

Machine Learning

Hardcover

by ( Sep, 2012 )
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A comprehensive introduction to machine learning that uses probabilistic models and inference as a unifying approach. Today's Web-enabled deluge of electronic data calls for automated methods of data analysis. Machine learning provides these, developing methods that can automatically detect patterns in data and then use the uncovered patterns to predict future data. This textbook offers a comprehensive and self-contained introduction to the field of machine learning, based on a unified, probabilistic approach. The coverage combines breadth and depth, offering necessary background material on such topics as probability, optimization, and linear algebra as well as discussion of recent developments in the field, including conditional random fields, L1 regularization, and deep learning. The book is written in an informal, accessible style, complete with pseudo-code for the most important algorithms. All topics are copiously illustrated with color images and worked examples drawn from such application domains as biology, text processing, computer vision, and robotics. Rather than providing a cookbook of different heuristic methods, the book stresses a principled model-based approach, often using the language of graphical models to specify models in a concise and intuitive way. Almost all the models described have been implemented in a MATLAB software package-PMTK (probabilistic modeling toolkit)-that is freely available online. The book is suitable for upper-level undergraduates with an introductory-level college math background and beginning graduate students.

Drawing & Painting Flowers with Coloured Pencils by Trudy Friend, ISBN: 9781844489428
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Trudy Friend's watercolour pencil work is breathtaking, and she invites you to share her love of drawing and painting flowers in this book. Covering flowers in all their glory, you will learn how to draw luminous, convincing flowers in a variety of settings, from garden chrysanthemums to sunflower-thronged landscapes. Watercolour pencils are a creative and rewarding art medium, with many exciting ranges, each with their own distinct techniques and effects. Trudy shows you exactly what you can achieve with each type, and how to combine them in vibrant multi-media pencil paintings. A masterclass in all kinds of watercolour pencils Complete course from first principles to your first masterpiece Packed with dozens of examples and hundreds of invaluable guide notes

Machine Learning by Kevin P. Murphy, ISBN: 9780262018029

Machine Learning

Hardcover

by ( Sep, 2012 )
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A comprehensive introduction to machine learning that uses probabilistic models and inference as a unifying approach. Today's Web-enabled deluge of electronic data calls for automated methods of data analysis. Machine learning provides these, developing methods that can automatically detect patterns in data and then use the uncovered patterns to predict future data. This textbook offers a comprehensive and self-contained introduction to the field of machine learning, based on a unified, probabilistic approach. The coverage combines breadth and depth, offering necessary background material on such topics as probability, optimization, and linear algebra as well as discussion of recent developments in the field, including conditional random fields, L1 regularization, and deep learning. The book is written in an informal, accessible style, complete with pseudo-code for the most important algorithms. All topics are copiously illustrated with color images and worked examples drawn from such application domains as biology, text processing, computer vision, and robotics. Rather than providing a cookbook of different heuristic methods, the book stresses a principled model-based approach, often using the language of graphical models to specify models in a concise and intuitive way. Almost all the models described have been implemented in a MATLAB software package-PMTK (probabilistic modeling toolkit)-that is freely available online. The book is suitable for upper-level undergraduates with an introductory-level college math background and beginning graduate students.

Doctor Who: Dalek by Richard Dinnick, ISBN: 9780762449316

Doctor Who: Dalek

Paperback

by ( Mar, 2013 )
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Here is the officially licensed kit from the long running BBC series Doctor Who which includes a replica of a Dalek, one of the Doctor's famed arch enemies,a cyborg bent on world domination. Also included is a 16-page book containing eight full colour stickers.

Botanical Portraits with Colored Pencils by Ann Swan, ISBN: 9780764169748
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A successfully executed work of botanical art is an exacting blend of scientific accuracy and aesthetic beauty. This lavishly illustrated volume offers practical, step-by-step instruction for creating professional quality colored pencil illustrations of flowers, foliage, fruits, and other botanical subjects. Colored pencils serve as an excellent alternative to the traditional practice of rendering botanical art in watercolors because pencils are far easier to use and control, yet can produce equally outstanding results. The author instructs in the use of both water-soluble and oil-based colored pencils, and presents progressive illustrations that demonstrate the rendering of an artwork from start to completion. She advises on choosing materials and offers guidelines for getting to know each flower or plant before starting an illustration. All aspects of working with colored pencils are covered, including underpainting, layering and burnishing, mixing and building up color, and adding those finishing touches that bring a botanical subject fully to life. She also presents works by other botanical artists to show students a wide range of styles. The book features approximately 200 beautiful and instructive color illustrations.

The Lifegiving Table: Nurturing Faith Through Feasting, One Meal at a Time by Sally Clarkson, ISBN: 9781496414205
ArchieNo Ordinary Sloth by Heath McKenzie, ISBN: 9781760409722
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Archie: No Ordinary Sloth is the story of a little sloth who is very energetic. Archie loves to leap and swing and dance about! However the other sloths eventually tire of his busy antics and ask him to leave. Archie leaves and discovers some new friends who are also different in their own special ways. But Archie still misses his sloth friends. Acting on some sage advice from an elephant Archie returns home to find his friends in danger. Will his fast-thinking and fast-action ways save them? Will they ever accept his difference?

Mice and Mystics Board Game by Unknown, ISBN: 0885115636043
Crimson Dawn by Fleur McDonald, ISBN: 9781760113131

Crimson Dawn

Paperback

by ( Mar, 2015 )
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Since inheriting Nambina, the property that's been in her family for generations, Laura Murphy has worked wonders. Rather than just focus on farming she has set up a successful school teaching women the basics of managing a property - from fencing and mustering to handling the financial side of the business. But the notoriously self-reliant Laura is lonely and still scarred by a tragedy from her past. She's also grappling with the hostility of her nearest neighbour and former best friend, Meghan Hunter. The fact that Laura's ex-boyfriend Josh is Meghan's brother only makes things worse. When a solicitor contacts Laura saying his clients may have a claim over Nambina, her entire world is turned upside down, and she has to call on all her determination to hold on to the property she's worked so hard to build. In the process she realises she must reach out to friends and loved ones or risk losing everything. By the bestselling author of Red Dust, this inspirational novel celebrates strength in the face of adversity as well as the enriching power of love.

Archie - No ordinary sloth by Heath McKenzie, ISBN: 9781760067892

Archie - No ordinary sloth

Unknown Binding

by ( Mar, 2016 )

Archie is a little sloth who is very energetic. Archie loves to leap and swing and dance about! However the other sloths eventually tire of his busy antics and ask him to leave. Archie leaves and discovers some new friends who are also different in their own special ways. But Archie still misses his sloth friends.

Acting on some sage advice from an elephant Archie returns home to find his friends in danger. Will his fast-thinking and fast-action ways save them? Will they ever accept his difference?

Ages 3+

Why I Still Believe: A Former Atheist's Reckoning With The Bad Reputation Christians Give A Good God by Mary Jo Sharp, ISBN: 9780310353867
Integrated Chinese 2 Textbook Simplified (Chinese Edition) by Yuehua Liu, ISBN: 9781622911417
Atlas of Small Animal Wound Management and Reconstructive Surgery by Michael M. Pavletic, ISBN: 9781119267508
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Atlas of Small Animal Wound Management and Reconstructive Surgery, Third Edition is a full-color atlas that maintains the surgical focus of earlier editions while now presenting essential information on basic principles of wound healing, wound management, and common wound complications. The new edition presents a wider variety of topics including skin fold disorders, urogenital surgery, new flap techniques, and an expanded chapter on facial reconstruction. It also features 40 new plate illustrations, new sections on bandage and splint techniques, and significant updates on wound healing physiology, equipment, and dressing materials.

Bambi the Blind Alpaca by Jan Lummis, ISBN: 9781775435877

Bambi the Blind Alpaca

Paperback

by ( May, 2019 )
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A true story about a missing alpaca and his blind brother, Bambi, who suddenly had to fend for himself without his lifelong companion and paddock mate, Charisma, to lead him around. Bambi frets with only sheep for company, and refuses to eat. Can a new alpaca best friend be found?

The Life-Giving Home: Creating a Place of Belonging and Becoming by Sally Clarkson, ISBN: 9781496403377
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A mother-daughter team compiled a month-by-month list of topics to work through in order to develop a lifegiving home which is centered on God.

Strega Nona by Tomie DePaola, ISBN: 9781442433557

Strega Nona

Paperback

by ( Oct, 2011 )
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A book and CD edition of Tomie dePaola's classic bestseller, Strega Nona . Strega Nona -- "Grandma Witch" -- is the source for potions, cures, magic, and comfort in her Calabrian town. Her magical everfull pasta pot is especially intriguing to hungry Big Anthony. He is supposed to look after her house and tend her garden but one day, when she goes over the mountain to visit Strega Amelia, Big Anthony recites the magic verse over the pasta pot, with disastrous results. This package includes a paperback book and a CD of Tomie dePaola retelling his classic story against a charming musical score.

Signs of Life by Martin Carthy, ISBN: 0714822050326
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Martin Carthy's new album, his first solo effort in 10 years, highlights his eclectic approach to music. It contains versions of traditional numbers like "The Wife of Ushers Well," and "The Deserter," Carthy's takes on the Bee Gees' "New York Disaster, 1941," a new version of "Prince Heathen," Bob Dylan's "The Lonesome Death of Hattie Carroll," and even "Heartbreak Hotel." Yet with this range of sources, Signs of Life is a coherent whole, and integrated picture of the advanced range of Cathy's t

Signs of Life by Chris Fagan, ISBN: 0786497308927
The Universe in Zero Words by Dana Mackenzie, ISBN: 9781742232980
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In this fascinating and richly illustrated book, Dana Mackenzie brings to life the 4000-year history of mathematics through the lives and work of its greatest practitioners. Discover the worlds simplest equation and what it means Find out how Newtons Laws of Motion help us do everything from building bridges to predicting the weather See how mathematics got nasty and personal in 16th-century Italy Understand how Newton and Leibniz unlocked the key to mastering infinity with the fundamental theorem of calculus Find out how Fermats Last Theorem was solved after 350 years.

The Aeneid: A Graphic Novel (Graphic Revolve: Classic Graphic Fiction) by Diego Agrimbau, ISBN: 9781474757447
Botanical Drawing In Color by Wendy Hollender, ISBN: 9780823007066
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This book contains lessons that are developed in a basic step-by-step process that builds in complexity. All demonstrations feature the delicate, exquisitely rendered, botanically accurate work of the author. A thorough immersion in the art of botanical drawing, this book will attract both aspiring and more experienced artists seeking scientific accuracy and the illusion of 3-dimension in their botanical artwork. Based on author Wendy Hollender's classroom demonstrations at the New York Botanical Garden, Botanical Drawing in Color is grounded in the basic principles of drawing as they apply to the botanical forms of plants and flowers. Coloured pencil techniques and colour theory are introduced to help artists create realistic forms and naturalistic colours. An emphasis is placed on close observation of plants and their life cycle, so that readers can deepen their understanding of the natural world.

Sex and Character by Otto Weininger, ISBN: 9780253111302
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Otto Weininger's controversial book Sex and Character, first published in Vienna in 1903, is a prime example of the conflicting discourses central to its time: antisemitism, scientific racism and biologism, misogyny, the cult and crisis of masculinity, psychological introspection versus empiricism, German idealism, the women's movement and the idea of human emancipation, the quest for sexual liberation, and the debates about homosexuality. Combining rational reasoning with irrational outbursts, in the context of today's scholarship, Sex and Character speaks to issues of gender, race, cultural identity, the roots of Nazism, and the intellectual history of modernism and modern European culture. This new translation presents, for the first time, the entire text, including Weininger's extensive appendix with amplifications of the text and bibliographical references, in a reliable English translation, together with a substantial introduction that places the book in its cultural and historical context.

50 things we all take too seriously by Luke Harding, ISBN: 9781528900201
Daily Killer Sudoku Puzzle Calendar 2016 (Daily Puzzle Calendar 2016) by Nick Snels, ISBN: 9781515239055
Signs of Life by Scott Hahn, ISBN: 9780232527773

Signs of Life

Paperback

by ( Oct, 2009 )
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International bestselling author Scott Hahn guides readers through the Catholic Church's rites, customs and traditional prayers. The book is divided into forty reflections each examining a traditional Catholic devotion or custom, including the Rosary, holy water, sign of the cross, guardian angels.The chapters are not simply a definition or explanation, but the author's reflections, borrowed from saints and popes and combined in his own inimitable style into a lucid and enlightening examination of each custom and its grounding in scripture and tradition.

Signs of Life by Scott Hahn, ISBN: 9780385519496

Signs of Life

Hardcover

by ( Nov, 2009 )
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Scott Hahn, the bestselling author of The Lamb's Supper and Reasons to Believe, celebrates the touchstones of the Catholic life, guiding readers to a deeper faith through the Church's rites, customs, and traditional prayers. Signs of Life is beloved author Scott Hahn's clear and comprehensive guide to the Biblical doctrines and historical traditions that underlie Catholic beliefs and practices. Devoting single chapters to each topic, the author takes the reader on a journey that illuminates the roots and significance of all things Catholic, including: the Sign of the Cross, the Mass, the Sacraments, praying with the saints, guardian angels, sacred images and relics, the celebration of Easter, Christmas, and other holidays, daily prayers, and much more. In the appealing conversational tone that has won him millions of devoted readers, Hahn presents the basic tenets of Church teachings, clears up common misconceptions about specific rituals and traditions, and responds thoughtfully to the objections raised about them. Each chapter concludes with loving, good-natured, inspiring advice on applying the Church's wisdom to everyday life.

Renegade by Mark E. Smith, ISBN: 9780241972434

Renegade

The Lives and Tales of Mark E. Smith

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Still going after thirty years, The Fall are one of the most distinctive British bands, their music - odd, spare, cranky and repetitious - an acknowledged influence on The Smiths, The Happy Mondays, Nirvana and Franz Ferdinand. And Mark E. Smith IS

The Tiger Who Came to Tea / Mog the Forgetful Cat by Judith Kerr, ISBN: 9780008144012
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This beautiful box set contains board book editions of two timeless classic picture books THE TIGER WHO CAME TO TEA and MOG THE FORGETFUL CAT. A perfect gift to introduce these much-loved stories to a new generation of fans!THE TIGER WHO CAME TO TEA:The doorbell rings just as Sophie and her mummy are sitting down to tea. Who could it possibly be? What they certainly don't expect to see at the door is a big furry, stripy tiger!MOG THE FORGETFUL CAT:`Bother that cat!'Mog always seems to be in trouble., She forgets that she has a cat flap and she forgets that she has already eaten her supper. But, one night, Mog's forgetfulness comes in very handy...

Adults puzzles book. 200 Kakuro and 200 killer Sudoku.: Kakuro + Sudoku killer logic puzzles 8x8. All levels. (Kakuro and Killer Sudoku) by Basford Holmes, ISBN: 9781091897229
Doctor Who: The Dalek Handbook by Steve Tribe, James Goss, ISBN: 9781849902328
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Exterminate!The chilling battle cry of the Daleks has terrorised and terrified countless billions across thousands of worlds throughout time and space, from Skaro, Vulcan and Exxilon to the Medusa Cascade, Churchill’s War Room and the opening of the Pandorica. This is the comprehensive history of the greatest enemies of the Doctor.Learn about the Daleks origins on the planet Skaro, how a Time Lord intervention altered the course of Dalek history, and how they emerged to wage war on Thals, Mechanoids, Movellans, Draconians and humans. With design artwork and photographs from five decades of Doctor Who, The Dalek Handbook also reveals the secrets of how they’re operated, the development of their iconic look and sound, and their enduring appeal in television, radio, books, comics and more.Including the full story of the Daleks’ centuries-long conflict with the one enemy they fear, the Doctor, The Dalek Handbook is the complete guide to the Daleks – in and out of their casings!

101 Textures in Colored Pencil: Practical step-by-step drawing techniques for rendering a variety of surfaces & textures by Denise J. Howard, ISBN: 9781633223400
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There has never been a better time to master textures! Knowing how to make your surfaces and textures look real is one of the most challenging aspects of creating art in coloured pencil, even for experienced artists. 101 Textures in Colored Pencil provides artists with step-by-step instructions for drawing a wide variety of the most common textures and surfaces, including sand, water, metals, foliage, wood, fabrics, stone, grass, hair, and many more. 101 Textures will take you through the best and most affordable tools at your disposal as well as techniques for the surfaces on which you draw. Each page is a comprehensive resource on how to create a specific texture, complete with two to three easy-to-follow steps and a final, detailed image of the finished artwork. Plus, the book is organised into sections based on subject matter, making finding what exactly what you need a breeze. Don't put your artistic endeavours on hold!

One Meal a Day DietLose 1 Pound a Day and Lose 10 Pounds in a Week... by Diana Polska, ISBN: 9781927977477
Adults puzzles book. 200 Kakuro and 200 killer Sudoku. Hard levels.: Kakuro + Sudoku killer logic puzzles 8x8. (Kakuro and Killer Sudoku) by Basford Holmes, ISBN: 9781092117999
Range: How Generalists Triumph in a Specialized World by David Epstein, ISBN: 9781509843497
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David Epstein manages to make me thoroughly enjoy the experience of being told that everything I thought about something was wrong. I loved Range.' – Malcolm Gladwell, bestselling author of Outliers. Range is the ground-breaking and exhilarating exploration into how to be successful in the 21st Century, from David Epstein the acclaimed author of The Sports Gene. What if everything you have been taught about how to succeed in life was wrong? From the ‘10,000 hours rule’ to the power of Tiger parenting, we have been taught that success in any field requires early specialization and many hours of deliberate practice. And, worse, that if you dabble or delay, you'll never catch up with those who got a head start. This is completely wrong. In this landmark book, David Epstein shows that the way to excel is by sampling widely, gaining a breadth of experiences, taking detours, experimenting relentlessly, juggling many interests – in other words, by developing range. Studying the world’s most successful athletes, artists, musicians, inventors, and scientists Epstein discovered that in most fields – especially those that are complex and unpredictable – generalists, not specialists, are primed to excel. They are also more creative, more agile, and able to make connections their more specialized peers can’t see. Range proves that by spreading your knowledge across multiple domains is the key to success rather than deepening their knowledge in a single area. Provocative, rigorous, and engrossing, Range explains how to maintain the benefits of breadth, diverse experience and interdisciplinary thinking in a world that increasingly demands, hyper-specialization.

Classroom Management by Margot Ford, ISBN: 9780170233224

Classroom Management

Paperback

by ( Aug, 2013 )
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Classroom Management 4E empowers you to develop an individual classroom management plan that suits your professional philosophy and teaching style. It introduces the Lyford model, a framework that illustrates the many elements of successful classroom management. Lyons and Ford, University of Newcastle.

Philosophy of Religion: The Historic Approaches (Philosophy of Religion Series) by Max Charlesworth, ISBN: 9781349002030
A Passion for FashionAchieving Your Fashion Dreams One Thread at a Time by Nick Verreos, ISBN: 9781682614686
Little Deaths by Emma Flint, ISBN: 9781509826582

Little Deaths

Paperback

by ( Aug, 2017 )
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It's the summer of 1965, and the streets of Queens, New York shimmer in a heatwave. One July morning, Ruth Malone wakes to find a bedroom window wide open and her two young children missing. After a desperate search, the police make a horrifying discovery. Noting Ruth's perfectly made-up face and provocative clothing, the empty liquor bottles and love letters that litter her apartment, the detectives leap to convenient conclusions, fuelled by neighbourhood gossip and speculation. Sent to cover the case on his first major assignment, tabloid reporter Pete Wonicke at first can't help but do the same. But the longer he spends watching Ruth, the more he learns about the darker workings of the police and the press. Soon, Pete begins to doubt everything he thought he knew. Ruth Malone is enthralling, challenging and secretive - is she really capable of murder? Haunting, intoxicating and heart-poundingly suspenseful, Little Deaths is a gripping novel about love, morality and obsession, exploring the capacity for good and evil within us all.

The Polyester Prince by Hamish McDonald, ISBN: 9781864484687
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One of the very few studies of Asian or Third World tycoons, this fascinating biography of Indian tycoon Dhirubhai Ambani shows how capitalism emerges by fair means and foul in the new industrial countries of the Third World.

Putney by Sofka Zinovieff, ISBN: 9781408895757

Putney

Hardcover

by ( Jul, 2018 )
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'Among the hottest books of this blazing summer' (Daily Telegraph): a bold, lushly written novel that will compel and disquiet in equal measure It is the 1970s and Ralph, an up-and-coming composer, is visiting Edmund Greenslay at his riverside home in Putney to discuss a collaboration. Through the house's colourful rooms and unruly garden flits nine-year-old Daphne - dark, teasing, slippery as mercury, more sprite than boy or girl. From the moment their worlds collide, Ralph is consumed by an obsession to make Daphne his. But Ralph is twenty-five and Daphne is only a child, and even in the bohemian abandon of 1970s London their fast-burgeoning relationship must be kept a secret. It is not until years later that Daphne is forced to confront the truth of her own childhood - and an act of violence that has lain hidden for decades. Putney is a bold, thought-provoking novel about the moral lines we tread, the stories we tell ourselves and the memories that play themselves out again and again, like snatches of song.

Killer Sudoku 9x9 - Hard - Volume 4 - 270 Puzzles by Nick Snels, ISBN: 9781502718396
A Guide to Mental Health Issues in Girls and Young Women on the Autism SpectrumDiagnosis, Intervention and Family Support by Judy Eaton, ISBN: 9781785920929
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This book addresses the specific mental health needs of girls and young women with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Looking at the ways autism presents differently in girls than in boys, and the mental health conditions that occur most frequently in girls with ASD, this is the essential guide for clinicians and educators on tailoring interventions and support to meet girls' needs.Describing the current assessment process for autism diagnosis, the book explains why girls are under- or mis-diagnosed, leading to later mental health issues. It outlines the types of intervention that are particularly helpful for working with girls to reduce anxiety, improve social interaction skills, and manage self-harm. The book also covers how to manage eating disorders and feeding difficulties, focusing on working with girls with sensory processing difficulties. There is advice on how to deal with the emotional impact on parents, carers and families, and the challenges they face when negotiating appropriate psychological and educational support.

The Life-Giving Home ExperienceA 12-Month Guided Journey by Sally Clarkson, ISBN: 9781496405395
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It’s time to plan some unforgettable moments with your family! Containing sections for each month of the year, this companion resource to The Lifegiving Home is a planner full of creative ideas that will help you be intentional about creating times and spaces for your family to relax, celebrate, and simply enjoy one another all year long. You’ll learn how to cultivate special times that will speak to your family’s hearts . . . and inspire cherished memories that you will all treasure.

The Dance in the Dark (Scarlet and Ivy, Book 3) by Sophie Cleverly, ISBN: 9780007589234

Scarlet and Ivy return to creepy Rookwood School for a third mystery adventure!Perfect for fans of MURDER MOST UNLADYLIKE.With their evil headmaster, Mr Bartholomew, safely out of the picture and kindly Mrs Knight in charge, it looks like life at Rookwood School is looking up. There's a ballet recital Scarlet is desperate to star in, and more clues to uncover about the twins' mother.But after their beloved ballet teacher Miss Finch suddenly disappears and strange Madame Zelda takes her place, freakish things start happening. Poison letters are circulating the school, and 'accidents' are plaguing the students. It seems that the girls are in danger once more...Is someone out for the ultimate revenge?

Geraldene Holt's Cakes by Geraldene Holt, ISBN: 9781903018750
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This is not a picture-book with recipes. Cakes don't really need pictures, they need reliable instructions and these are here in spades. --

Spirit of the '60s: A Film and Television Photo Album: Elvis, Batman, Doctor Who, Gerry Anderson, Irwin Allen (a fun 4 fans history) by Jon Abbott, ISBN: 9781987702354
An Elephant's Life by Caitlin O'Connell, ISBN: 9780762763740
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An Intimate Portrait from Africa The struggles and celebrations of nature's largest land creatures--with more than 250 spectacular full-color photos by Caitlin O'Connell and Timothy Rodwell "An Elephant's Life" provides a unique and fascinating immersion into the world of the African elephant, told by a leading field biologist who has been researching and photographing these animals in their natural habitat for nearly two decades. Here, for the first time, readers get a fuller picture of elephant society cast in a broader context, including the life of the male elephant in all its high drama. Merging the visual traditions of photojournalism and the nature documentary with the narrative voice of such classics as Jane Goodall's "Chimpanzees of Gombe," this large-format, full-color volume of photo essays provides a uniquely rich understanding of what it's like to grow up and live within the complexities of elephant society at every turn of the page. Readers will experience the frustrations and anguish of the coming-of-age male struggling to leave his family, witness the constant vigilance a matriarch exerts to protect her family, and feel the drama of a dominant male trying to hold onto power during times of peace and times of social upheaval. Like "Wolf Empire" (Lyons Press, 2007), "An Elephant's Life" is an intimate portrait of a beloved and fascinating species.

'I Say, I Say . . . Son!' by Robert McKimson, ISBN: 9781595800695
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I Say, I Say . . . Son!" offers a rare behind-the-scenes look at the work of the McKimson brothers, three of the most accomplished and influential animators in history.Tracing the brothers' careers from the 1920s onward, this beautifully illustrated book details how Bob McKimson created such beloved characters as Foghorn Leghorn, the Tasmanian Devil, Sylvester Jr., and the original Speedy Gonzales, and explores Chuck and Tom McKimson's voluminous body of work at Warner Bros. Cartoons, Dell Comics, and Golden Books.Featuring original art from the Golden Age of Animation, "I Say, I Say . . . Son!" includes a wealth of material from the top animation archives-original drawings, reproductions of animation cels, comic book illustrations, lobby cards, and screen captures-along with never-before-seen photographs and other memorabilia from author Robert McKimson Jr.'s personal collection. "I Say, I Say . . . Son!" is a vibrant tribute to three groundbreaking animators whoselong careers included work on the Looney Tunes, Pink Panther, and Mr. Magoo series, as well as many other animation classics.

I am Margaret by Corinna Turner, ISBN: 9781903858042

I am Margaret

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by ( Jun, 2014 )
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IN MARGO'S WORLD, IF YOU DON'T PASS YOUR SORTING AT 18 YOU ARE RECYCLED. LITERALLY. Margaret Verrall dreams of marrying the boy she loves and spending her life with him. But she's part of the underground network of Believers - and that carries the death penalty. And there's just one other problem. She's going to fail her Sorting. But a chance to take on the system ups the stakes beyond mere survival. Now she has to break out of the Facility - or face the worst punishment of all. Conscious Dismantlement. 14+ "Great style - very good characters and pace. Definitely a book worth reading, like The Hunger Games." EOIN COLFER, author of Artemis Fowl "An intelligent, well-written and enjoyable debut from a young writer with a bright future." STEWART ROSS, author of The Soterion Mission "This book invaded my dreams." SR MARY CATHERINE BLOOM OP

The Mad Wolf's Daughter by Diane Magras, ISBN: 9780735229280
Melbourne Word by Word by Michael McMahon, ISBN: 9781760126674
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Word by word, sound by sound, sight by familiar sight, this is a book that evokes the spirit of Melbourne. Take a meander through Melbourne’s iconic landmarks and hidden gems, and soak up the distinct Melbourne atmosphere, page by page. No ordinary word-book, and no ordinary city guide, Melbourne Word by Word is the celebration of a city, created by an illustrator who lives and works in the heart of it.

Mr. & Mrs. X Vol. 1 by Kelly Thompson, ISBN: 9781302913519
The Telegraph: Killer Sudoku 2 by THE TELEGRAPH MEDIA GROUP, ISBN: 9780600633136
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The ultimate test of logic, these challenging puzzles take sudoku to a whole new level. The killer sudoku is a favourite in the Telegraph newspaper and with puzzles across a range of difficulties included in the book, whether you're a seasoned expert or new to the game, you're sure to be utterly hooked.

Buffy Season 10 Volume 6 by Joss Whedon, ISBN: 9781506700342
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"In this season-finale story arc, the team is splintered literally and metaphorically after a confrontation with the Soul Glutton and the Mistress. As Buffy searches for ways to bring the team back together, insecurities plague her budding relationship with Spike. Seems like a great time for a new Big Bad to make a move to capture the Vampyr book and rewrite the rules of magic. When the stakes grow perilous, Buffy must trust in herself to make the right choice and bear the burden of protecting the book from the monsters who wish to abuse it. Collects Buffy Season 10 #26-#30. Praise for previous volumes of Buffy Season 10: "Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 10 gets of to a cracking start as despite it being slow at times the developments were both shocking and intriguing. Highly recommended." -Unleash the Fanboy "Gage and Isaacs continue their great work in the Buffyverse..." -Comic Book Therapy"

The Times Killer Su Doku Book 15 by The Times Mind Games, ISBN: 9780008285470
ACT for Depression by Robert D. Zettle, ISBN: 9781608821266
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This book develops the techniques of ACT into a session-by-session approach that therapists can use to treat clients suffering from depression. The research-proven programme outlined in the book introduces therapists to the ACT model on theoretical and case-conceptual levels. Then it delves into the specifics of structuring interventions for clients with depression using the ACT method of acceptance and values-based behaviour change. Written by one of the pioneering researchers into the effectiveness of ACT for the treatment of depression, this book is a much needed professional resource for the tens of thousand of therapists who are becoming ever more interested in ACT.

Furthermore by Tahereh Mafi, ISBN: 9780141373386

Furthermore

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by ( Sep, 2016 )
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Colour and magic combine in this enchanting new middle grade fantasy from the bestselling author of the Shatter Me series.Born as blank as canvas in a world brimming with colour and magic, Alice's pale skin and milk-white hair mark her as an outcast. Because, for the people of Ferenwood, colour and magic are one and the same. And since the disappearance of her beloved father, Alice is more determined than ever to prove herself and her own magical abilities.To do so she'll have to travel into the mythical, dangerous land of Furthermore, with the help of a fiercely annoying boy named Oliver., But nothing in Furthermore is as it seems, and it will take all of Alice's wits to find her father and return him safely home.

How to Make Plastic Ribbon Lampshades: for Barsony, Kalmar and other retro lamp bases by Merlene Fawdry, ISBN: 9781506113685
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A simple 'how to' guide for making plastic ribbon lamp shades for retro lamp bases, where to source materials and step by step instructions for a basic shade. Includes information on Barsony and Kalmar ceramics, many colour illustrations and refurbishment hints for Barsony lamp bases.

The Magic MirrorConcerning a Lonely Princess, a Foundling Girl,... by Susan Hill Long, ISBN: 9780553511345
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The twisty-turny journey of a girl searching for her heart s desire glimpsed in a magic mirror. Perfect for fans of Rump or Catherine, Called Birdy A foundling girl with a crooked leg and a crutch doesn t expect life to be easy. Indeed, Maggie s dearest wish is to simply not feel so alone. So when she spies a man behind bars in a magic mirror said to show one s truest desire, she feels sure he is the father she s always longed for and she sets off on a quest to find him. Along the way, Maggie meets both kindly pilgrims and dastardly highwaymen. She discovers she bears a striking resemblance to the princess Petranilla. Their connection is so remarkable that Petra believes Maggie must be her lost sister who fell from the castle wall and was swept downriver as a baby. What a turn of fate From reviled foundling to beloved royal But being the lost princess turns out to be more curse than blessing given the schemes of the current king... And if Maggie s a princess, then who is the man she spied in the magic mirror? This is a grand middle grade adventure story full of mistaken identities, lost loves, found families, and a tantalizing tinge of magic. "I love this book an uproarious, thoughtful, touching, absurd, ans altogether splendid adventure." Karen Cushman, Newbery Medal-winning author of The Midwife's Apprentice and Catherine, Called Birdy

Tess of the Road by Rachel Hartman, ISBN: 9781101931288

Tess of the Road

Hardcover

by ( Feb, 2018 )
The Secrets of Midwives by Sally Hepworth, ISBN: 9781410477415
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"With empathy and keen insight, Sally Hepworth delivers a page-turning novel about the complex, lovely, and even heartbreaking relationships between mothers and daughters.-Emily Giffin Three generations of women Secrets in the present and from the past A captivating tale of life, loss, and love... Neva Bradley, a third-generation midwife, is determined to keep the details surrounding her own pregnancy-including the identity of the baby's father- hidden from her family and co-workers for as long as possible. Her mother, Grace, finds it impossible to let this secret rest. The more Grace prods, the tighter Neva holds to her story, and the more the lifelong differences between private, quiet Neva and open, gregarious Grace strain their relationship. For Floss, Neva's grandmother and a retired midwife, Neva's situation thrusts her back sixty years in time to a secret that eerily mirrors her granddaughter's-one which, if revealed, will have life-changing consequences for them all. As Neva's pregnancy progresses and speculation makes it harder and harder to conceal the truth, Floss wonders if hiding her own truth is ultimately more harmful than telling it. Will these women reveal their secrets and deal with the inevitable consequences? Or are some secrets best kept hidden?

Rogue & Gambit by Kelly Thompson, ISBN: 9781302911607

Rogue & Gambit

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by ( Jul, 2018 )
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And boy, are they not happy about that... Kitty Pryde must send Rogue and Gambit on an undercover mission to fi nd a group of kidnapped mutants. What they discover on this mission will shock them. But will it also bring them closer together...? It's a high-stakes adventure caper that only the two hottest X-Men can deliver!

The Train Book: The Definitive Visual History (Dk) by DK, ISBN: 9781409347965
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From the first steam trains to the high-speed bullet locomotives of today, this is a glorious celebration of the history of trains and railways. Take a look around the engines of some of the most well-known locomotives in British history, such as the Rocket, the Mallard, and the Javelin, along with famous international trains such as India's Palace on Wheels and America's Thatcher Perkins. Trace the routes of the most important rail routes in history, from the continent-spanning Union-Pacific Railroad and Trans-Siberian Railway to the routes of iconic locomotives such as the Orient Express, the Blue Train, and the Eurostar., And discover the stories of the pioneers of train and track - including George and Robert Stephenson; Isambard Kingdom Brunel, creator of the Great Western Railway; and Fulgence Bienvenue, designer of the Paris Metro. Rounded out by comprehensive photographic catalogues of the most important trains from each period, The Train Book is the perfect gift for any train enthusiast.

Why I Still Believe: A Former Atheist's Reckoning With The Bad Reputation Christians Give A Good God by Mary Jo Sharp, ISBN: 9780310353867
The Times Killer Su Doku Book 14200 Lethal Su Doku Puzzles by The Times Mind Games, ISBN: 9780008241223
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The latest volume in the hugely popular Killer Su Doku series from the puzzle suppliers to The Times, featuring the highest-quality puzzles with an extra element of arithmetic. This addition to the successful Times Killer Su Doku series will test your skills to the limit, adding the challenge of arithmetic and taking Su Doku to a new and even deadlier level of difficulty.The puzzles use the same 9x9 grid as Su Doku but with an added mathematical challenge. The aim is not only to complete every row, column and cube so that it contains the numbers 1-9, it is also necessary to ensure that the outlined cubes add up to the same number as well.With 200 new Moderate, Tricky, Tough and Deadly Killer Su Doku puzzles, there is no chance to ease yourself in with simple puzzles. For those who like to live dangerously and pushbeyond their mental comfort zone, steel yourself for The Times' next, terribly tough instalment.

Good People, Bad ManagersHow Work Culture Corrupts Good Intentions by Samuel A. Culbert, ISBN: 9780190652395
Avengers By Jason Arron Vol. 1: Final Host by Jason Aaron, ISBN: 9781302911874
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A new era for Earth's Mightiest Heroes! Steve Rogers. Tony Stark. Thor Odinson. The big three are reunited at last! And just in time to save the world from total annihilation at the hands of their most powerful enemies yet - the 2,000-foot-tall space gods known as the Celestials! Behold the coming of the Final Host! But who will answer the call as a new team of Avengers assemble? Hint: one of them has a fl aming skull. As Black Panther and Doctor Strange battle for their lives deep within the earth, Captain Marvel faces death and destruction raining down from the skies...and what about the Savage Hulk? Plus, no gathering of Avengers would be complete without a certain Prince of Lies! But what world-shaking connection exists between the Dark Celestials and Odin's ancient band of Prehistoric Avengers?

Good Enough: The Tolerance for Mediocrity in Nature and Society by Daniel S. Milo, ISBN: 9780674504622
The Telegraph Killer Sudoku 1 by The Daily Telegraph, ISBN: 9780600626497
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Prepare yourself to take on the challenge that is Telegraph Killer Sudoku 1. The ultimate test of logic, these demanding puzzles will put your mind through its paces. 200 killer sudoku grids allow you to hone your puzzling skills on your commute, during your leisure time or whenever you have a spare minute!

The Tudors - Complete Season 1-4 [Blu-ray] [Region Free] by Sony Pictures Home Ent., ISBN: 5050629409918
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Please note this is a region B Blu-ray and will require a region B or region free Blu-ray player in order to play. Golden Globe Award-winning Jonathan Rhys Meyers gives the performance of a lifetime as England's most notorious king in the thrilling hit drama series, The Tudors. King Henry VIII's fierce passion to secure England's world prominence and his own legacy leads him through a string of six wives, an ill-advised war with France, and ultimately a place in history as one of the world's most charismatic, most brutal, and most deeply human kings. The all-star cast includes Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Sam Neill, Peter O'Toole, Joely Richardson and Henry Cavill. Get all four seasons of heart-pounding action and edge-of-your seat intrigue in this critically-acclaimed series that redefined historical dramas. Actors Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Henry Cavill, Sarah Bolger, Joanne King & Max Brown Certificate 15 years and over Year 2007 - 2010 Languages English Duration 31 hours and 33 minutes (approx)

Reign: The Complete Series (1-4) by Unbranded, ISBN: 0883929602292
The Castle in the Mist by Amy Ephron, ISBN: 9780399547003

The Castle in the Mist

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by ( Apr, 2018 )
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Tess and her brother, Max, are sent for the summer to their aunt's sleepy village in the English countryside, where excitement is as rare as a good wifi signal. So when Tess stumbles upon an old brass key that unlocks an ornately carved gate, attached to a strangely invisible wall, she jumps at the chance for adventure. And the world beyond the gate doesn't disappoint. She finds rose gardens, a maze made of hedges, and a boy named William who is just as lonely as she is. But at William's castle, strange things begin to happen. Carnival games are paid for in wishes, dreams seem to come alive, and then there's William's eerie warning- Beware of the hawthorn trees. A warning that chills Tess to the bone. In a magical, fantasy world that blurs the line between reality and imagination, readers are left to wonder exactly what they'd wish for if wishes could come true. Perfect for fans of Half Magic and The Secret Garden-and for anyone who's ever wondered if magic is real.

The Good University by Raewyn Connell, ISBN: 9781786995414
Someone at a Distance by Dorothy Whipple, ISBN: 9781906462000
The 117-Storey Treehouse (The Treehouse Books) by Andy Griffiths, ISBN: 9781509885275
Cribsheet by Emily Oster, ISBN: 9781788164481

Cribsheet

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by ( Jun, 2019 )
The Good University: What Universities Actually Do and Why it’s Time for Change by Raewynn Connell, ISBN: 9781925835038
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The higher education industry is booming, with over 100 million students worldwide and more funds flowing than ever before. University websites gleam with images of happy students and wise mentors, and their managers put out upbeat accounts of innovations. Yet universities have never been unhappier places to work. Highly paid, corporate-style managers and cost-cutting governments have casualised the teaching workforce, outsourced much of the professional and support work, and created widespread distrust. Student mobilizations have closed down universities from South Africa and India to Latin America. Staff and faculty strikes, once unheard of in universities, have rocked campuses even in the richest countries. And there’s an angry – sometimes anguished – debate inside universities. Critics speak of outdated pedagogy, exploitation of young staff, distorted and even faked research, outrageous fees, outrageous pay for top managers, corporate rip-offs, corruption, racism, and mickey-mouse degrees. Despite this, higher education is booming. The official figures for 2015 showed more than 200 million higher education students enrolled worldwide. Simon Marginson, a noted analyst of the political economy of universities, has observed that many countries are now approaching a high-participation system where more than half the relevant age-group go into higher education. And Universities represent, collectively, a tremendous social asset, which educate the professions on which public health, public education, modern communications and social services rely. They produce most of the technical knowledge that goes into economic change, and are the source, directly or indirectly, of much of the critical thinking and imagination in culture and politics. The Good University is not a research report, but rather, an argument for change and a search for a better logic and new paths of practice. We are not cursed forever with the current models; we can design universities worth building, and think practically about how to build them. This does not mean working in an enclave. Universities are linked to the state, the economy, the public culture and the wider education system, so creating good universities implies a broad agenda of democratic change. Universities capacity for challenge, critique, invention and growth has survived, but it has to be fought for.

A War Against Truth: Behind the Lines in the Invasion of Iraq by Paul William Roberts, ISBN: 9781740662468
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Provides a critique of US foreign policy, a concise and enlightening history of Middle East politics and a front-line, behind-the-scenes account of the war and its aftermath. It is a follow-up to Robert's first book on Iraq, 'The Demonic Comedy: Some Detours in the Badgdad of Saddam Hussein'.

The Good University by Raewyn Connell, ISBN: 9781786995407
Because of the Lockwoods by Dorothy Whipple, ISBN: 9781910263006
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The story of the Hunters and the Lockwoods, neighbours in a Northern, provincial mill town, whose lives take very different paths after the early death of Richard Hunter.

Gym Diary Training Log Book by Unknown, ISBN: 5060560890164
CSM VCE Mathematical Methods Units 1 and 2 Print Bundle (Textbook and Hotmaths) by Michael Evans, ISBN: 9781107520134
Bush Games and Knucklebones by Doris Kartinyeri, ISBN: 9781875641819
Dr. John Sarno's Top 10 Healing Discoveries by Steven Ray Ozanich, ISBN: 9780996586610
Ice Station by Matthew Reilly, ISBN: 9781742611747

Ice Station

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by ( Nov, 2012 )
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Matthew Reilly is the international bestselling author of ten novels: Contest, Ice Station, Temple, Area 7, Scarecrow, Hover Car Racer, Seven Ancient Wonders, The Six Sacred Stones, The Five Greatest Warriors and Scarecrow and the Army of Thieves, and one novella, Hell Island. His books are published in over 20 languages, with worldwide sales exceeding to 4 million copies.

The Times Ultimate Killer Su Doku Book 11200 of the Deadliest Su Doku Puzzles by The Times Mind Games, ISBN: 9780008285456
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Specially compiled to provide the most deadly Su Doku challenge, this is the only volume for Su Doku enthusiasts who need a puzzle that really tests their mettle. Prepare yourself for the toughest Su Doku challenge there is. These diabolically difficult Ultimate Killer Su Doku puzzles will really put your brainpower to the test as you ‘warm up' with the 100 Deadly Killer puzzles before steeling yourself to take on the 100 Extra Deadly Su Dokus. Are you ready for the challenge? Not for the faint-hearted. The puzzles use the same 9x9 grid as a regular Su Doku, but have an extra mathematical element that multiplies the challenge. The aim is not only to complete every row, column and cube so that it contains the digits 1 to 9, but also to make sure that the outlined sections, called cages, add up to the number given in each cage.Warning: Not suitable for amateur puzzlers!

Writing Short Film Scripts by Paul Kooperman, ISBN: 9781921411083
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An invaluable practical resources for teachers and students of media, film studies, screenwriting, drama and English.