New Arrivals - Social sciences and languages
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.
"Learn to: get started with an action plan; avoid day-trading pitfalls; position yourself for trading success"--Cover.
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.
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.
"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.
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.
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.
"In Twee, journalist and cultural observer Marc Spitz surveys the rising Twee movement in music, art, film, fashion, food and politics and examines the cross-pollinated generation that embodies it?from aging hipsters to nerd girls, indie snobs to idealistic industrialists. Spitz outlines the history of twee?the first strong, diverse, and wildly influential youth movement since Punk in the ?70s and Hip Hop in the ?80s?showing how awkward glamour and fierce independence has become part of the zeitgeist"--From publisher description.
Describes the evolving changes to campaign financing in the United States over the past ten years and discusses the potential impact that ultra-wealthy benefactors, greedy consultants, and secret donor summits will have on upcoming elections.
"... a visionary argument that our current crisis in government is nothing less than the fourth radical transition in the history of the nation-state. Dysfunctional government: It's become a cliche. And most of us are resigned to the fact that nothing is ever going to change. As John Micklethwait and Adrian Wooldridge show us, that is a seriously limited view of things. In fact, there have been three great revolutions in government in the history of the modern world. The West has led these revolutions, but now we are in the midst of a fourth revolution, and it is Western government that is in danger of being left behind. Now, things really are different. The West's debt load is unsustainable. The developing world has harvested the low-hanging fruits. Industrialization has transformed all the peasant economies it had left to transform, and the toxic side effects of rapid developing world growth are adding to the bill. From Washington to Detroit, from Brasilia to New Delhi, there is a dual crisis of political legitimacy and political effectiveness"-- Provided by publisher.
"This is a true story of a young girl who began her career in a country schoolhouse on the Wyoming prarie in the 1940's." --back cover
"By the president of the prestigious Brennan Center for Justice at NYU School of Law, the life story of the most controversial, volatile, misunderstood provision of the Bill of Rights"-- Provided by publisher.
A visual dictionary that comes with 1000 entries and more than 600 fine-art images. It brings together the three outstanding traditions of Europe: the Classical legends of ancient Greece and Rome; the fairytale myths of the Celtic world; and from Northern Europe, tales of Germanic gods, Nordic warriors and giants.
The former NFL player, model, and television actor examines his disadvantaged childhood and long-time marriage to share advice on how to be a responsible family man while maintaining one's masculinity and sense of humor.
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.