The Greatest Science Stories Never Told

Author: Rick Beyer
Editor: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0061626961
Size: 19,34 MB
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100 tales of invention and discovery to astonish, bewilder, & stupefy Meet the angry undertaker who gave us the push-button phone. Discover how modesty led to the invention of the stethoscope. Find out why Albert Einstein patented a refrigerator. Learn how a train full of trumpeters made science history. Did you know about: The frustrated fashion designer who created the space suit? The gun-toting newspaperman who invented the parking meter? The midnight dreams that led to a Nobel Prize? They're so good, you can't read just one!

Home Learning Year By Year Revised And Updated

Author: Rebecca Rupp
Editor: Broadway Books
ISBN: 0525576975
Size: 16,61 MB
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A comprehensive guide to designing homeschool curriculum, from one of the country’s foremost homeschooling experts—now revised and updated! Homeschooling can be a tremendous gift to your children—a personalized educational experience tailored to each kid’s interests, abilities, and learning styles. But what to teach, and when, and how? Especially for first-time homeschoolers, the prospect of tackling an annual curriculum can be daunting. In Home Learning Year by Year, Rebecca Rupp presents comprehensive plans from preschool through high school, covering integral subjects for each grade, with lists of topics commonly presented at each level, recommended resource and reading lists, and suggestions for creative alternative options and approaches. Included, along with all the educational basics, are techniques and resources for teaching everything from philosophy to engineering, as well as suggestions for dealing with such sensitive topics as sex education. Now revised throughout with all-new updates featuring the most effective and up-to-date methods and reading guides to homeschool your child at all ages, Home Learning Year by Year continues to be the definitive book for the homeschooling parent.

The Greatest Science Fiction Novels Stories By H G Wells

Author: H. G. Wells
Editor: e-artnow
ISBN: 8075830199
Size: 10,24 MB
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Musaicum Books presents to you this thoughtfully assembled collection of the greatest science fiction books written by the incomparable H. G. Wells: The Time Machine The War of The Worlds The Island of Doctor Moreau The Invisible Man The First Men in the Moon When the Sleeper Wakes The Shape of Things to Come The Food of the Gods In the Days of the Comet A Modern Utopia The War in the Air The Chronic Argonauts In the Abyss The Star The Crystal Egg

Practical Sustainability Strategies

Author: Nikos Avlonas
Editor: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118787374
Size: 19,13 MB
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Strategies that enable organizations to succeed as businesses and as responsible corporate citizens Based on the authors' many years of research and hands-on experience, this book provides tested and proven practical strategies that make it possible for organizations to develop, maintain, or extend their competitive advantage without causing harm to the environment and society. Moreover, it explains how to set goals and objectives and then monitor, measure, and report on progress towards achieving corporate social responsibility and environmental sustainability. Most importantly, readers will discover that this can all be accomplished while, at the same time, improving bottom-line profitability. Practical Sustainability Strategies: How to Gain a Competitive Advantage is divided into four parts: Part 1, Introduction to Sustainability, underscores the urgency for organizations to adopt and develop sustainable practices Part 2, Sustainable Strategies, details numerous strategies that have been proven to work, including environmental innovation through biomimicry, green buildings, and green chemistry Part 3, Tools and Metrics, offers practical information on implementing strategies and measuring sustainability and reporting, including global standards and guidelines for managing sustainability, life-cycle analysis, carbon and water footprints such as GRI, GHG Protocol, UN Global Compact Part 4, Conclusion, provides an expert forecast of the future of sustainability Case studies based on the authors' research and fieldwork illustrate how leading companies have implemented each of the sustainability strategies discussed in the book. There's also an appendix with additional case studies exploring various aspects of business practices and sustainability. Practical Sustainability Strategies is ideal as a graduate textbook as well as a reference for business managers. All readers will not only gain a greater appreciation for sustainable development, but also the skills needed to integrate sustainability into all aspects of their organization's business practices.

Practical Sustainability Strategies

Author: George P. Nassos
Editor: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1119561043
Size: 16,61 MB
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The guide to sustainable strategies and tools to improve competitive business advantage, updated with practical case studies and supporting teaching material The revised and updated second edition of Practical Sustainability Strategies is filled with proven strategies and tools for organizations to integrate sustainability into their business models. Drawing on the authors’ research and years of hands-on experience, the book defines strategies that organizations can put in place to develop, extend, or maintain competitive advantage without harming the environment. Additionally, the authors provide tools for measuring and reporting progress and present illustrative case studies that clearly demonstrate the importance of implementing sustainability. Since the first edition was published in 2013, new strategies, measurements, and certifications have been developed. The book, which is used by several business schools around the globe, has been updated to include these new and effective strategies, including circular economy, the sharing economy, adaptation, resiliency, and strategies to fight climate change. This new edition also highlights the UN Sustainable Development Goals that have been adopted worldwide. This updated second edition: Covers new strategies, measuring systems, GRI, STARS and B-Lab certifications Offers teaching slides and questions for use in the classroom Explores the principles and importance of sustainability Examines more than 10 different sustainability strategies Presents the economic justification for sustainability with illustrative examples Written for sustainability managers, ESG professionals, engineers, process designers, policy makers, CEOs, business schools, and others, the second edition of Practical Sustainability Strategies offers an updated guide to the most recent strategies and tools that can be put into place to improve competitive advantage, while also providing a positive impact to the community and workplace.

Booger Fairy

Author: Hells Lefse
Editor: PublishAmerica
ISBN: 1627099077
Size: 18,59 MB
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"Christmas a time to warm the hearts and souls of young and old and good and bad. Wait a minute did we say "bad"? Sven, Lena and Ole are off for a much needed vacation to the country no one wants. Situated between Canada and the United States lies the tiny nation called Snot Islands. The United States "does not" want them and Canada "does not" want them. The islands got their name from a clerical error. Someone a long time ago was told to record the name of this little nation. They heard the word "does not" and because it was said quickly and no one bothered to say "what did you say? " "Does not" was misunderstood to become "snot" and that is how the Snot Islands came to exist. As fate would have it our little island nation was destined to become a major player in this new technically advanced world of Christmas. A handful of strange and eccentric residents and a nation obsessed with booger's is about to start a brand new Christmas tradition. For the old at heart and the young of mind grab the family and curl up in front of the fireplace. Serve hot chocolate and eggnog to everyone. If you're Scandinavian and even if you are not a good helping of Lefse is always a great yuletide treat. Now pick up this book and start a new family tradition as old as the word itself. Read out loud to your family and loved ones of the world's greatest new Christmas icon "The Booger Fairy.""

The Greatest War Stories Never Told

Author: Rick Beyer
Editor: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0062310372
Size: 12,32 MB
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Search the annals of military history and you will discover no end of quirky characters and surprising true stories: The topless dancer who saved the Byzantine Empire. The World War I battle that was halted so a soccer game could be played. The scientist who invented a pigeon-guided missile in 1943. And don't forget the elderly pig whose death triggered an international crisis between the United States and Great Britain. This is the kind of history you'll find in The Greatest War Stories Never Told. One hundred fascinating stories drawn from two thousand years of military history, accompanied by a wealth of photographs, maps, drawings, and documents that help bring each story to life. Little-known tales told with a one-two punch of history and humor that will make you shake your head in disbelief -- but they're all true! Did You Know That: One military unit served on both sides during the Civil War The War of Jenkins's Ear was actually fought over a sea captain's ear Daniel Boone was once tried for treason A siege on Poland in 1519 gave birth to the marriage of bread and butter Discover how war can be a catalyst for change; an engine for innovation; and an arena for valor, deceit, intrigue, ambition, revenge, audacity, folly, and even silliness. Want to know how the mafia helped the United States win World War II, when the word bazooka was coined, or how Silly Putty was invented? Read on!

The Greatest Stories Never Told

Author: Rick Beyer
Editor: Harper Collins
ISBN: 9780060014018
Size: 13,18 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
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History isn't always made by great armies colliding or by great civilizations rising or falling. Sometimes it's made when a chauffeur takes a wrong turn, a scientist forgets to clean up his lab, or a drunken soldier gets a bit rowdy. That's the kind of history you'll find in The Greatest Stories Never Told. This is history candy -- the good stuff. Here are 100 tales to astonish, bewilder, and stupefy: more than two thousand years of history filled with courage, cowardice, hope, triumph, sex, intrigue, folly, humor, and ambition. It's a historical delight and a visual feast with hundreds of photographs, drawings, and maps that bring each story to life. A new discovery waits on every page: stories that changed the course of history and stories that affected what you had for breakfast this morning. Consider: The Pilgrims landed on Plymouth Rock because they ran out of beer Some Roman officials were so corrupt that they actually stole time itself Three cigars changed the course of the Civil War The Scottish kilt was invented by an Englishman Based on the popular Timelab 2000® history minutes hosted by Sam Waterston on The History Channel®, this collection of fascinating historical tidbits will have you shaking your head in wonder and disbelief. But they're all true. And you'll soon find yourself telling them to your friends.

The Greatest Stories Ever Told

Author: Dr. Neil A. Mence
Editor: BoD – Books on Demand
ISBN: 3734742978
Size: 12,70 MB
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The Parting of the Red Sea, Noah's Ark and the Flood, David and Goliath, Samson and Delilah, the Tower of Babel ...... they're stories we all know only too well. But what lies behind them? Should they be taken at face-value or does each have an underlying message? I believe they do but such messages are relevant only when we can apply them to our daily experiences. Each day we have our own Red Sea to cross (a personal challenge), and each day we're called upon to knock down the Walls of Jericho (overcome something). It often feels that as we move further into the 21st century that life is becoming increasingly fast-paced where the desire for 'instant answers' is the norm. I believe that the insights given in this book provide a glimmer of hope and reassurance. Enjoy the journey.

The Greatest Stories Never Told

Author: Laurence J. Yadon
Editor: Lyons Press
ISBN: 9781493048182
Size: 11,19 MB
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In The Greatest Stories Never Told: Covert Ops, attorney and author Larry Yadon has written some of the greatest tales about covert operations, which are military operations that conceal the identity of the sponsor of the operation. These are not twice- or thrice-told tales, but the ones you haven't heard before. It is an unforgettable collection, and includes stories of legendary operations from early in the history of covert operations up through present-day Afghanistan and Iraq and elsewhere in the world.