Full-color photos. See how all kinds of animals protect themselves by means of built-in scales, spikes, and spines; antlers, horns, and tusks; bony plates and shells; and sometimes just extra-thick skin.
The hurricane that swept Galveston Island early in September, 1900, occupies a unique place in the reckoning of events of the Texas Gulf coast. Nearly a century after its passing, the storm remains the standard against which the ferocity and destructiveness of all others are measured. Twothirds of Galveston’s buildings were washed away at a cost that was never fully calculated. More than 6,000 people were killed. And in the collective memory of a region where depredations by wind and water are accepted as part of life, the weekend of September 8, 1900, is the ultimate example of the terror and violence a hurricane can bring.
John Edward Weems’s account of the Galveston hurricane was written more than six decades ago, when many of the survivors were still living and available for interviews. This book is based on numerous conversations and correspondence with these survivors as well as a careful examination of contemporary documents and news reports. In direct, economical prose Weems recreates that fateful weekend as experienced by those who actually were there. The result is a narrative that develops a pace and force as irresistible as the hurricane that inspired it, and a work that is a model of historical reportage.
In Multiple Intelligences in the Classroom, Thomas Armstrong describes how educators can bring Howard Gardner’s theory of multiple intelligences into the classroom every day.
Combining clear explanations and practical advice, Multiple Intelligences in the Classroom is an excellent guide to identifying, nurturing, and supporting the unique capabilities of evey student.
Worry, doubt, confusion, depression, anger and feelings of condemnation: all these are attacks on the mind. If readers suffer from negative thoughts, they can take heart! Joyce Meyer has helped millions win these all-important battles. In her most popular bestseller ever, the beloved author and minister shows readers how to change their lives by changing their minds.
She teaches how to deal with thousands of thoughts that people think every day and how to focus the mind the way God thinks. And she shares the trials, tragedies, and ultimate victories from her own marriage, family, and ministry that led her to wondrous, life-transforming truth–and reveals her thoughts and feelings every step of the way.
This special updated edition includes an additional introduction and updated content throughout the book.
An Introduction to This Innovative and Revolutionary Next-Generation Communication Solution
The IP Multimedia Subsystem (IMS) is a powerful, emerging technology that will change the way we live, work, and communicate. Through convergence of fixed and wireless networks, IMS delivers seamless roaming to multimedia devices regardless of location or access modality. This much-needed resource gives you an easy-to-understand overview of the development, evolving standards, and excitingly imminent future of IMS.
Expand Your Understanding of IMS
Written by a renowned professional author and educator with 25 years of experience in the telecommunications industry, IMS Crash Course gives you a broad perspective on why IMS evolved, how the technology works, its system requirements, and potential regulatory issues―all in one convenient package. If you are looking to make sense of this breakthrough technology, its benefits, and its real-world implementations, read this book first.
Built on an inverted forest, paved with a tortoiseshell of boulders, Venice is a maze of tiny alleys, bridges and squares. This book recounts the customs and secrets that only Venetians know. It contains things from practical advice for aspiring Venetian lovers to hints at where to find the best bacaro.
Robert Fulghum engages with musings on life, death, love, pain, joy, sorrow, and the best chicken-fried steak in the continental United States. The little seed in the Styrofoam cup offers a reminder about our own mortality and the delicate nature of life . . . a spider who catches (and loses) a full-grown woman in its web one fine morning teaches us about surviving catastrophe . . . the love story of Jean-Francois Pilatre and his hot-air balloon reminds us to be brave and unafraid to “fly” . . . life lessons hidden in the laundry pile . . . magical qualities found in a box of crayons . . . hide-and-seek vs. sardines—and how these games relate to the nature of God. All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten is brimming with the very stuff of life and the significance found in the smallest details.