New Arrivals - Social sciences and languages
Professor E.D. Hirsch, Jr. argues that children in the United States are being deprived of the basic knowledge that would enable them to function in contemporary society. They lack cultural literacy: a grasp of background information that writers and speakers assume their audience already has. Thus even if a student has a basic competence in the English language, he or she has little chance of entering the American mainstream without knowing what a silicon chip is, or when the Civil War was fought.
Recounts the history of the Chicano rights group, "Crusade for Justice," in 1960s Denver, as remembered by one of its members.
"... narrative of how a small group of private bankers and their financial institutions shaped America's economy and its global position since the start of the twentieth century. Through personal, political and professional networks, these bankers strategically exercised, and continue to exercise, disproportionate control over the destiny of billions of people. Nomi Prins offers an explosive account of how this came to be, and how the banks continue to influence the world economy and dominate government. Aligning the complex relationships between political and financial leaders since the early 1900s, Prins exposes the elite bankers that served as unelected leaders and confidants, acting as a shadow government concealed behind the US presidency from Wilson to Obama. With eye-opening correspondence culled from Presidential libraries across the country, against a timeline of two world wars and multiple market crashes, 'All The Presidents' Bankers' traces the shocking consequences of a system in which there is no line between public office and private power"-- Provided by publisher.
Provides a guide for becoming a successful angel investor, from identifying new opportunities to structuring investments in order to maximize returns.
If you say the right thing you will open up the lines of communication, but say the wrong thing...and WATCH OUT. A Survival Guide to Parenting Teens is the solution. Covering a broad range of issues from the terrifying (sex, drinking, drugs, depression) to the frustrating (defiance, laziness, conformity, entitlement), parenting expert Joani Geltman approaches each of the 80 topics with honesty and a dash of humor. Want to understand why teens do what they do? Joani reveals what they are thinking and feeling--and what developmental factors are involved. She then explains how to approach each problem in a way that lets your kid know you "get it" and leads to truly productive conversations.
Describes how the chairman of Vaughan-Bassett Furniture fought for his more than seven hundred employees in a small Virginia town using legal maneuvers, factory efficiencies, and his wits and determination in the wake of sales losses to cheap Asian furniture imports.
"... shows how today's wrong-headed monetary policies are setting the stage for a new global economic and social catastrophe that could rival the recent financial crisis and even the horrors of the 1930s"--From publisher description.
Kailyn Lowry, the feisty, tattooed beauty whose determination to raise her son on her own terms has been documented on MTV's hit series "Teen mom 2," opens up in this raw memoir about her painful past and offers an inspiring account of a young girl's resolve to survive and succeed.
Cynthia Ulrich Tobias introduces the variety of learning styles that shape the way students interpret their world. Once these approaches are understood, parents and teachers can become far more effective in helping children grasp confusing concepts, stay interested in lessons, and utilize their strengths.
"... journalist Daleen Berry and investigator Geoffrey Fuller expand upon their New York Times bestselling ebook, 'The savage murder of Skylar Neese' to give readers even more information behind one of the most horriific murders of our time. With more than 100 pages of new material, 'Pretty little killers' shares the latest theories and answers the questions that have left many people baffled. After killer Shelia Eddy pled guilty to first degree murder and was sentenced to life in prison and Rachel Shoaf was sentenced to thirty years for second-degree murder, family, friends, investigators, and other key sources reveal the facts you would have learned if the case had gone to trial. Including specific details drawn from Rachel's confession, Pretty Little Killers looks at the crime through the eyes of the victim and killers, providing intimate testimony from the pages of Rachel's personal journal, Skylar's diary and school papers, and court records. Berry and Fuller examine all this, including previously unreported details about Rachel and Shelia's rumored lesbian relationship and explain why more than one investigator believes Skylar's murder was a thrill kill. Most important, Pretty Little Killers provides a satisfying answer to Skylar's final question: "Why?'"-- Provided by publisher.
8 keys to end bullying synthesizes what we know into 8 simple, targeted keys that equip educators, professionals, and parents with practical strategies to tackle the issue of bullying head-on. Social media bullying--and the recent tragedies stemming from it--has given the widespread problem a new dimension. While no magic cure-all exists, adults can learn and implement all sorts of quick and easy techniques that can make a huge difference in the lives of kids. In 8 core strategies, this book lays them out, from establishing meaningful connections with kids to creating a positive school climate, addressing cyberbullying, building social emotional competence, reaching out to bullies, empowering bystanders, and much more.
A narrative account of a national security sting designed to protect U.S. soldiers, sailors and pilots from enemies armed with American weapons traces the efforts of an elite undercover Homeland Security unit to track down an elusive Iranian broker.
The hills that mark the border of North and South Carolina are home to a close knit community. When the remains of high spirited Heather Catterton and sweet natured Randi Saldana were found and Danny Hembree was linked to their murders, residents were forced to face an evil in their midst. M. William Phelps delves into the background of Hembree's victims, reconstructs the clues that led to Hembree's arrest, and investigates the media sensation surrounding his trial, mistrial, and ultimate conviction.
"Learn to: get started with an action plan; avoid day-trading pitfalls; position yourself for trading success"--Cover.
"Yours for Eternity is an intimate look at the extraordinary love story between Damien Echols and Lorri Davis, who met and married while Echols--author of the New York Times bestseller Life After Death--served nearly eighteen years on death row"-- Provided by publisher.
Provides the forms and step-by-step instructions to make a basic will that meets your needs--without an attorney.
A simple, straightforward guide to the fundamentals of technical analysis, giving you plain-English explanations on everything you need to know to decide whether to buy or sell individual securities.
A history of combat aviation that looks at aces of the air and their machines, from the Red Baron and his triplane in World War I to today's technologically expert flying warriors in supersonic jets.
This plain-English guide to decide if Chapter 13 is right for you and to learn how to keep valuable property and discharge your unsecured debts. Chapter 13 legal concepts, procedures, and monetary calculations can be tricky. Nolo's "Chapter 13 bankruptcy" breaks down the Chapter 13 process and provides clear explanations of the law. This newest edition includes new information on hiring and working with a lawyer, recent U.S. Supreme Court and other federal court decisions interpreting bankruptcy law, the latest bankruptcy exemption laws in your state, and recent IRS standard expense amounts (which play a role in plan payments). This book does not cover business bankruptcies, farm reorganizations, or Chapter 7 personal bankruptcy. See Nolo's "How to File for Chapter 7 Bankruptcy.".
Designed to ensure a similar level of job and college preparedness for students from all backgrounds and regions, the Common Core standards have been adopted in various states from coast to coast. These new common standards are designed to bring many diverse state standards into alignment with each other in math and English to create a set of national educational standards. This book explains the new set of standards, what it means for students, and how parents can get their children prepared for the school year.