Author: Cram101 Textbook Reviews
Publisher: Cram101 Textbook Reviews
Never Highlight a Book Again! Just the FACTS101 study guides give the student the textbook outlines, highlights, practice quizzes and optional access to the full practice tests for their textbook.
Author: Martin Lee Abbott
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Utilizing the latest software, this book presents the essentialstatistical procedures for drawing valuable results from data inthe social sciences. Mobilizing interesting real-world examples from the field ofeducation, Understanding Educational Statistics Using MicrosoftExcel and SPSS supplies a seamless presentation that identifiesvaluable connections between statistical applications and researchdesign. Class-tested to ensure an accessible presentation, the bookcombines clear, step-by-step explanations and the use of softwarepackages that are accessible to both the novice and professionalalike to present the fundamental statistical practices fororganizing, understanding, and drawing conclusions from educationalresearch data. The book begines with an introduction to descriptive andinferential statistics and then proceeds to acquaint readers withthe various functions for working with quantitative data in theMicrosoft Excel environment, such as spreadsheet navigation;sorting and filtering; and creating pivot tables. Subsequentchapters treat the procedures that are commonly-employed whenworking with data across various fields of social science research,including: Single-sample tests Repeated measure tests Independent t-tests One way ANOVA and factorial ANOVA Correlation Bivariate regression Chi square Multiple regression Individual chapters are devoted to specific procedures, eachending with a lab exercise that highlights the importance of thatprocedure by posing a research question, examining the questionthrough its application in Excel and SPSS, and concluding with abrief research report that outlines key findings drawn from theresults. Real-world examples and data from modern educationalresearch are used throughout the book, and a related Web sitefeatures additional data sets, examples, and labs, allowing readersto reinforce their comprehension of the material. Bridging traditional statistical topics with the latest softwareand applications in the field of education, UnderstandingEducational Statistics Using Microsoft Excel and SPSS is anexcellent book for courses on educational research methods andintroductory statistics in the social sciences at theupper-undergraduate and graduate levels. It also serves as avaluable resource for researchers and practitioners in the fieldsof education, psychology, and the social sciences who require astatistical background to work with data in their everydaywork.
Andrew Carnegie's Museums and Library in Pittsburgh
Author: Robert J. Gangewere
Publisher: University of Pittsburgh Press
Andrew Carnegie is remembered as one of the world’s great philanthropists. As a boy, he witnessed the benevolence of a businessman who lent his personal book collection to laborer’s apprentices. That early experience inspired Carnegie to create the “Free to the People” Carnegie Library in 1895 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. In 1896, he founded the Carnegie Institute, which included a music hall, art museum, and science museum. Carnegie deeply believed that education and culture could lift up the common man and should not be the sole province of the wealthy. Today, his Pittsburgh cultural institution encompasses a library, music hall, natural history museum, art museum, science center, the Andy Warhol Museum, and the Carnegie International art exhibition. In Palace of Culture, Robert J. Gangewere presents the first history of a cultural conglomeration that has served millions of people since its inception and inspired the likes of August Wilson, Andy Warhol, and David McCullough. In this fascinating account, Gangewere details the political turmoil, budgetary constraints, and cultural tides that have influenced the caretakers and the collections along the way. He profiles the many benefactors, trustees, directors, and administrators who have stewarded the collections through the years. Gangewere provides individual histories of the library, music hall, museums, and science center, and describes the importance of each as an educational and research facility. Moreover, Palace of Culture documents the importance of cultural institutions to the citizens of large metropolitan areas. The Carnegie Library and Institute have inspired the creation of similar organizations in the United States and serve as models for museum systems throughout the world.
A Model of Scientific and Philosophical Change
Author: Oscar Nudler
Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
The notion of controversy space is the key element of the new model of scientific and philosophical change introduced in this book. Devised as an alternative to classical models, the model of Controversy Spaces is a heuristic tool for the reconstruction of processes of conceptual change in the history of science and philosophy. The first chapter of this volume outlines in its initial section the historical trajectory of the dialectical, adversarial approach to the progress of knowledge, from its ancient flourishing and its almost complete oblivion in modernity up to its contemporary revival. Then the main features that characterize the structure and dynamics of controversy spaces are identified and examined. In the rest of the book the reader will find a detailed, fascinating series of case studies that apply the CS model in a variety of scientific areas, ranging from physics to linguistics, as well as the philosophy of mind and the philosophy of historiography.
How We Succeed by Anticipating the Future--Just Enough
Author: Vivek Ranadivé,Kevin Maney
Publisher: Crown Pub
Category: Business & Economics
Explores the science behind the brain's ability to act like a predictive machine, describing how today's computers and businesses are being developed with the same predictive capacities in order to better anticipate customer needs and prevent potential problems.
Author: Stanley Evans
Publisher: TouchWood Editions
In this fourth mystery of the Seaweed series, Victoria neighbourhood cop Silas Seaweed is as always sensitive to his Coast Salish culture, but when he's confronted by a ten-foot-tall bear on a marsh on the city's outskirts, he suspects that this is no creature from the unknown world but someone out to con him. And Silas is right, but his attempts to unmask the bear lead him into a labyrinth of blackmail and murder. Along the way he investigates a homeless people's sit-in at Beacon Hill Park, a burglary in the office of hypnotherapist Dr. Lawrence Trew, and the barely legal world of small-time hood Titus Silverman. And whenever Silas is not busy finding corpses, he's on the lookout for a missing artist and two eight-year-old runaways.
Author: Melissa McClone
This would be the most amazing and romantic race of their lives! After being dumped so publicly, Millie Kincaid never wanted to see Jace Westfall or be on reality TV ever again. But she finds herself on Cash Around the Globe—with Jace! Although she doesn't trust him, to win they must work as a team. They race around the world, tested to their limits, and everything is captured on camera—including their stolen kisses! Can they determine what is real and what is just for TV? And, with the finish line in sight, will they win the one thing that money cannot buy?
Author: Jim Mezzanotte
Publisher: Gareth Stevens Publishing LLLP
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Describes the properties of gases.
Author: Laurien Berenson
Publisher: Kensington Books
Melanie Travis thought her sleuthing days were behind her. She has a new baby to take care of--not to mention five Standard Poodles. These days, the closest Melanie gets to detective work is scoping out the scene at the local doggie day center for her friend Alice Brickman. As Melanie learns, it's a dog's life at the Pine Ridge Canine Care Center--and life is good. Everyone seems blissfully happy. Everyone canine, that is, as Melanie soon discovers there are some simmering resentments among the Pine Ridge staff. And when Steve Pine, the center's charming, good-looking co-owner, is found shot to death on the floor of his office, there's no shortage of suspects. With the police at a loss for leads, it's now up to Melanie to go undercover and sniff out a killer whose secrets lie buried in a dog's paradise that's proving to be anything but. . . "Warm and fuzzy. . .another cute tail-wagging puzzler."--Publishers Weekly "A top-notch mystery. . .Newcomers to the series will be hooked, and returning readers will continue to enjoy Melanie's relatable nature and charm."--Romantic Times
Author: Craig Johnson
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
Even on your worst day, you may become someone else’s best hope. When Pastor Craig and Samantha Johnson moved to Houston to take a position at Lakewood Church, they thought they had it made. Two kids, a great job, a beautiful home, and a solid plan for the future. Their dream, however, was interrupted by the unplanned arrival of a third child, Connor. Connor grew to become a normal, healthy toddler. When he turned two, however, something changed. He stopped talking, displayed behavioral problems, and was no longer the cheerful, engaged little boy they had known. No one seemed to have answers until the official diagnosis was handed down—autism. Faced with seemingly insurmountable odds—a child who could not speak or respond with emotion—the Johnsons were filled with unanswered questions and deep sorrow. God quietly spoke to Craig’s heart, telling him Connor’s story would one day touch the lives of thousands of people around the globe. Craig and Samantha held that unlikely promise in their hearts during the years ahead. They accepted the diagnosis, but refused to believe their story was over. God was not finished with the Johnson family. The Johnsons resolved to love their son with everything they had, no matter what. While Samantha watched over Connor’s daily needs, Craig began to search the Scriptures for promises from God, Bible verses they could all cling to. They made sure Connor did not miss Pastor Joel Osteen’s Sunday morning services and, over time, Craig and Samantha developed a long list of positive verses designed to instill a daily dose of faith, hope, and love into their family. Then, one day, a miracle occurred. Connor spoke. Instantly flooded with a variety of emotions, the Johnsons rejoiced. Their boy could talk. And not only talk but perform a perfect recitation of Pastor Joel Osteen’s opening affirmation: “This is my Bible, I am what it says I am . . .” Today Connor is a vibrant young man, and his family’s faith-filled response to his diagnosis has launched a worldwide wave of support and attention for special needs children of all stripes. Connor’s life has truly touched the world. Written with transparency and humor, Champion will inspire those in the middle of an unexpected trial to rise up and become someone’s champion.
Author: Jon Burgerman
Category: Juvenile Fiction
From the creator of Splat! comes more playful, irreverent, kid-empowering fun--with a rhyming twist. In this buoyant rhyming romp, words have gone mysteriously missing: Who stole Marlow's happy smile, and replaced it with a crocodile? Who swiped Dingle's sneeze--aaaaachooo!--and left a stinky cheese? The thief took Tumble's orange, and switched it with a . . . with a . . . Hey, does anything rhyme with orange? No? Aha! Could this be the rhyming robber's undoing? Guided by bright, clever artwork, kids are empowered to put the final clues together for themselves to solve this silly rhyme crime, then guess at the name-nabber's next sneaky move. Splendid, satisfying, inspiring. "Robbery here comes with rhyming wordplay. . . [and] even more hysterical laughter." --Kirkus "The creator of Splat! offers more page-turn-based tomfoolery" --Booklist
Author: Daisy Foote
Publisher: Dramatists Play Service, Inc.
THE STORY: BHUTAN follows a New England family's ups and downs after the death of their father. Frances Conroy wonders how she ended up here. Her mother is driving her crazy. Her aunt is stalking a married man. Her brother is in prison. She dreams
100 Top Children's Book Authors Tell You How to Go Green
Author: Dan Gutman
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
With essays from renowned children’s book authors such as Ann Brashares, Jeanne DuPrau, Caroline B. Cooney, Laurie Halse Anderson, Bruce Coville, Gennifer Choldenko, and over 100 others, each piece is an informative and inspiring call to kids of all ages to understand what’s happening to the environment, and to take action in saving our world. Helpful tips and facts are interspersed throughout. This book will be a great classroom tool to teach young readers how they can help to make the Earth a greener place.
Beyond the Cox Model
Author: Patrick Royston,Paul C. Lambert
Publisher: Stata Press
Through real-world case studies, this book shows how to use Stata to estimate a class of flexible parametric survival models. It discusses the modeling of time-dependent and continuous covariates and looks at how relative survival can be used to measure mortality associated with a particular disease when the cause of death has not been recorded. The book describes simple quantification of differences between any two covariate patterns through calculation of time-dependent hazard ratios, hazard differences, and survival differences.
Author: Glenn Mott
Poetry. Glenn Mott's ANALECTS ON A CHINESE SCREEN is modeled on a form that reaches to an earlier tradition of narrative and storytelling, where the "I" refers to a protean self. The aim is at social enlightenment, with an insistent connection of poetry with the external world. "ANALECTS ON A CHINESE SCREEN" is a book of humility rather that the falsely heroic, written by one as sensitive to the attenuations of life and the nuances of culture as any I've ever read."-Garrett Hongo
Author: Robert Kan
Publisher: Georg Thieme Verlag
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Told with sensitivity and generous spirit, this memoir from Jan will inform as well as entertain as it runs concurrently with the turbulent times during World War II and the devastating effects it had on Jewish families in Europe and elsewhere. How Warm It Was and How Far will engage readers as Jan comes of age in post-war Dutch society, as a child survivor, learning about life and sexual identity along the way.
The Civil War Career and Correspondence of Lieutenant Jonathan H. Carter, CSN
Author: Katherine Brash Jeter
Publisher: University of Louisiana at Lafayette
The story of a Confederate naval officer's struggle to complete a warship in the face of severe wartime material shortages.