The Planets

Autor: Nirmala Nataraj
Publisher: Chronicle Books
ISBN: 1452160465
File Size: 37,77 MB
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This magnificent volume offers a rich visual tour of the planets in our solar system. More than 200 breathtaking photographs from the archives of NASA are paired with extended captions detailing the science behind some of our cosmic neighborhood's most extraordinary phenomena. Images of newly discovered areas of Jupiter, fiery volcanoes on Venus, and many more reveal the astronomical marvels of space in engrossing detail. Anyone with an interest in science, astronomy, and the mysteries of the universe will delight in this awe-inspiring guide to the wonders of the solar system.

Of Thee I Sing

Autor: Barack Obama
Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers
ISBN: 0375983295
File Size: 17,70 MB
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In this tender, beautiful letter to his daughters, President Barack Obama has written a moving tribute to thirteen groundbreaking Americans and the ideals that have shaped our nation. From the artistry of Georgia O'Keeffe, to the courage of Jackie Robinson, to the patriotism of George Washington, President Obama sees the traits of these heroes within his own children, and within all of America’s children. Breathtaking, evocative illustrations by award-winning artist Loren Long at once capture the personalities and achievements of these great Americans and the innocence and promise of childhood. This beautiful book celebrates the characteristics that unite all Americans, from our nation’s founders to generations to come. It is about the potential within each of us to pursue our dreams and forge our own paths. It is a treasure to cherish with your family forever. From the Hardcover edition.

On The Origins Of Sports

Autor: Gary Belsky
Publisher: Artisan Books
ISBN: 1579657125
File Size: 71,87 MB
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New York Times Bestseller “Fascinating.”—Men’s Health, Best Beach Reads for Sports Fans On the Origins of Sports is an illustrated book built around the original rules of 21 of the world’s most popular sports, from football and soccer to wrestling and mixed martial arts. Never before have the original rules for these sports coexisted in one volume. Brimming with history and miscellany, it is the ultimate sports book for the thinking fan. Each sport’s chapter includes a short history, the sport’s original rules, and a deeper look into an element of the sport, such as the evolution of the baseball glove; sports with war roots; a compendium of sports balls; and iconic sports trophies. Written by ESPN The Magazine’s former editor in chief, Gary Belsky, and executive editor, Neil Fine, and filled with period-style line drawings in a handsome package, On the Origins of Sports is a book that sports fans and history buffs alike will want to display on their coffee tables, showcase on their bookshelves, and treasure for generations.

Awesome Game Creation

Autor: Jason Darby
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 1584506032
File Size: 41,74 MB
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Awesome Game Creation: No Programming Required, Third Edition teaches game enthusiasts and aspiring developers how to create your own computer games without programming skills. It teaches how the whole game design process works, beginning with an overview

Linux Toys

Autor: Christopher Negus
Publisher: Wiley
ISBN: 9780764525087
File Size: 20,45 MB
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* Christopher Negus is the bestselling author of Red Hat Linux 8 Bible (0-7645-4968-5) and earlier versions, with more than 125,000 copies sold * Readers learn to build sixteen fun and useful devices for home and office, using spare parts and free software * Projects include transforming an answering machine into an e-mail converter, building an MP3 music jukebox, building a car entertainment center, and creating a TV video recorder/player * Projects work with any version of Linux * Companion Web site includes specialized hardware drivers and software interfaces, plus music and game software

How The Sec Became Goliath

Autor: Ray Glier
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1476703280
File Size: 73,45 MB
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How the SEC Became Goliath covers the Southeastern Conference and how the league became dominant in college football, winning six straight national championships. Size matters. That’s why the SEC is Goliath, because the Southeastern Conference, top to bottom, has better coaches, better stadiums, better bank accounts, and better weather, but the real difference maker is the bigger and better players. For six straight years the SEC has walked off with the big crystal prize and will not give it back. The talk of “big boy football” grinds on the Buckeyes, Sooners, Longhorns, and Ducks. All they can come back with is “Wait until next year.” Then next year comes and the SEC tribe is chanting in the closing minutes of the National Championship Game, “SEC, SEC, SEC!” The national championship trophy has been in the South for so long it has sunburn. That is why college football is thick with the acrimony: SEC vs. Everyone Else. The dominance of the SEC has a lot more to do with the South’s culture than just the rock-’em, sock-’em of football played one day a week. The South lost the Civil War, and sociologists will tell you that there is still a regional angst, an “us against them” mentality, a spirit of “those damn Yankees.” It is not just about championships. The SEC is about culture and competitiveness. . . . It is about players. *** How the SEC Became Goliath provides an inside look at college football’s most dominant conference. Four different schools in the SEC have won the last six championship titles: Florida vs. Ohio State in 2006 January 8, 2007 • The Zook-Meyer Gators embarrass the Big Ten. Florida 41 Ohio State 14 LSU vs. Ohio State in 2007 January 7, 2008 • Unbeaten in regulation, the Tigers are good . . . and lucky. LSU 38 Ohio State 24 Florida vs. Oklahoma in 2008 January 8, 2009 • One of the best teams in history, these Gators are all Meyer’s. Florida 24 Oklahoma 14 Alabama vs. Texas in 2009 January 7, 2010 • The Tide make it four in a row for the SEC. Alabama 37 Texas 21 Auburn vs. Oregon in 2010 January 10, 2011 • Cam Newton and Auburn cap a perfect season. Auburn 22 Oregon 19 Alabama vs. LSU in 2011 January 9, 2012 • Saban wins his third title and the SEC makes it six in a row. Alabama 21 LSU 0

You Are Not Special And Other Encouragements

Autor: David McCullough Jr
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 1460700899
File Size: 53,93 MB
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An inspirational and timely reflection on the way we bring up children that will resonate with parents everywhere. 'Longtime high school English teacher McCullough scores an A+ with this volume for teens and parents. Rich in literary references and poetic in cadence, the author also offers plenty of hilarious and pointed comments on teens and today's society.' - Publishers Weekly So you think you're special? Well, think again: you're not. David McCullough Jr, a US high-school English teacher, found himself suddenly famous in 2012 when his commencement address to graduating high-school seniors went viral on Youtube. the main theme of that speech, 'You're not special', seemed to hit a nerve and validate a sense among people worldwide that something is deeply and fundamentally wrong with the way children are being raised today. From infancy, he observed, children are taught to believe they are unique and special, deserving of every advantage, destined for success. Consequently they learn to work hard and distinguish themselves for the sake of status and material reward rather than for the benefit of others - the larger community; the world. Success is defined as something almost entirely selfish. there is little attention or time given to the pursuit of education for the sake of wisdom, or even real happiness. Drawing from his long career as an educator and experience as a father of teenage boys, McCullough will expand upon the ideas laid out in his radical twelve-minute speech and argue that we can do better - as parents and as teachers - than fostering in our children a sense of privilege and entitlement. Watch the speech at: www.youtube.com/watch?v=-lfxYhtf8o4 Or read it at: http://theswellesleyreport.com/2012/06/wellesley-high-grads-told-youre-not-special/

Oxford Dictionary Of English

Autor: Angus Stevenson
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 0199571120
File Size: 32,14 MB
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19 pages of contents in middle of book between end of L and beginning of M

How To Be A Billionaire

Autor: Martin S. Fridson
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780471332022
File Size: 15,31 MB
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A collection of money-making strategies from some of the world's wealthiest individuals discusses the successful tactics used by such titans as Warren Buffett, J. Paul Getty, Bill Gates, and Laurence Tisch