Correspondence of James K. Polk
Polk, James K. 1795-1849, author. (James Knox),
Vol. 13 Michael David Cohen, editor ; Bradley J. Nichols, editorial assistant.
The collected papers of Albert Einstein : English translation
Einstein, Albert, 1879-1955.
Volume 1 presents important new material on the young Einstein. Over half the documents made available here were discovered by the editors, including a significant group of over fifty letters that Einstein exchanged with Mileva Maric, his fellow student and future wife. These letters, together with other previously unpublished documents, provide an entirely new view of Einstein's youth. The documents in the volume also foreshadow the emergence of his extraordinary creative power. In them is manifested his intense commitment to scientific work and his interest in certain themes that proved to be central to his thinking during the next decade. We can follow, for example, the beginnings of his preoccupation with the electrodynamics of moving bodies that was to lead to the development of this special theory of relativity. For the first time it can be seen how closely he followed such contemporary developments in physics as Planck's work on radiation theory and Drude's work on the electron theory of metals. In addition to all of Einstein's known correspondence and other writings from this period, the volume includes the relevant portions of all third-party letters and other contemporary documents that provide additional information about his secondary schooling at the Aargau Cantonal School; his four years at the Swiss Federal Plytechnical School, or the ETH; and his search for a job after graduation. Included in the volume are those sections of an unpublished biography by Einstein's sister, Maja Winteler-Einstein, which deal with his early years; his extensive notes on a physics course he took at the ETH; and previously unpublished photographs of the young Einstein and his teachers and friends. Documents in Volume 1 portray Einstein's experiences during the two stressful years after his graduation from the ETH in Zurich. Denied a position as an Assistant at the ETH, he lived a hand-to-mouth existence while he looked for a post at other universities; then he attempted to find a secondary-school post, and finally sought a nonacademic job. Tension with his parents over his plans to marry Mileva Maric is evident throughout this period. With the help of a friend, he finally found work at the Swiss Patent Office, the haven where he would spend the next seven years. Freed from his financial worries, he entered on one of the most productive periods of his life, as the next volume, Writings (1901-1910), will document.
The correspondence of Charles Darwin
Darwin, Charles, 1809-1882, author.
The letters in Volume 9 provide another indispensable collection for those interested in Darwin's life, work, and world. Copyright Libri GmbH. All rights reserved.
Geisha : a life
Iwasaki, Mineko, 1949-
A Kyoto geisha describes her initiation into an okiya at the age of five, the intricate training that made up most of her education, her successful career, and the traditions surrounding the geisha culture.
I could do anything if I only knew what it was : how to discover what you really want and how to get it
Sher, Barbara, 1935-
Explains how readers can realize their dreams, conquer inner conflicts, and create goals based on their own true desires
Kiyo's story : a Japanese-American family's quest for the American dream
Sato, Kiyo, 1923- author.
Winner of the 2008 William Saroyan Prize for Nonfiction.
Lee, Min Jin, author.
NATIONAL BOOK AWARD FINALIST * A NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW TOP TEN OF THE YEAR * NEW YORK TIMES NOTABLE BOOK OF 2017 *A USA TODAY TOP TEN OF 2017 Roxane Gay's Favorite Book of 2017, Washington Post NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER * #1 BOSTON GLOBE BESTSELLER * USA TODAY BESTSELLER In this gorgeous, page-turning saga, four generations of a poor Korean immigrant family fight to control their destiny in 20th-century Japan, exiled from a home they never knew.
Horine, Greg, author.
Succeed as a project manager, even if you've never run a project before! This book is the fastest way to master every project management task, from upfront budgeting and scheduling through execution, managing teams through closing projects, and learning from experience. Updated with more insights from the front lines, including agile approaches, dealing with security and privacy priorities, and leading remote/virtual teams, along with the latest on Microsoft Project and PMI standards and certifications and a special bonus chapter on preparing for the PMP certification. This book will show you exactly how to get the job done, one incredibly clear and easy step at a time. Project management has never, ever been this simple! Who knew how simple project management could be? This is today's best beginner's guide to modern project management... simple, practical instructions for succeeding with every task you'll need to perform! Here's a small sample of what you'll learn: * Master the key skills and qualities every project manager needs * Lead projects, don't just
The book woman of Troublesome Creek
Richardson, Kim Michele, author.
"Cussy Mary Carter is the last of her kind, her skin the color of a blue damselfly in these dusty hills. But that doesn't mean she's got nothing to offer. As a member of the Pack Horse Library Project, Cussy delivers books to the hill folk of Troublesome, hoping to spread learning in these desperate times. But not everyone is so keen on Cussy's family or the Library Project, and the hardscrabble Kentuckians are quick to blame a Blue for any trouble in their small town. The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek is a story of raw courage, fierce strength, and one woman's determination to bring a little bit of hope to the darkly hollers"--
Upstream : the quest to solve problems before they happen
Heath, Dan, 1973- author.
New York Times bestselling author Dan Heath explores how to prevent problems before they happen, drawing on insights from hundreds of interviews with unconventional problem solvers. So often in life, we get stuck in a cycle of response. We put out fires. We deal with emergencies. We stay downstream, handling one problem after another, but we never make our way upstream to fix the systems that caused the problems. Cops chase robbers, doctors treat patients with chronic illnesses, and call-center reps address customer complaints. But many crimes, chronic illnesses, and customer complaints are preventable. So why do our efforts skew so heavily toward reaction rather than prevention? Upstream probes the psychological forces that push us downstreamincluding problem blindness, which can leave us oblivious to serious problems in our midst. And Heath introduces us to the thinkers who have overcome these obstacles and scored massive victories by switching to an upstream mindset. One online travel website prevented twenty million customer service calls every year by making some simple tweaks to its booking system. A major urban school district cut its dropout rate in half after it figured out that it could predict which students would drop outas early as the ninth grade. A European nation almost eliminated teenage alcohol and drug abuse by deliberately changing the nations culture. And one EMS system accelerated the emergency-response time of its ambulances by using data to predict where 911 calls would emergeand forward-deploying its ambulances to stand by in those areas. Upstream delivers practical solutions for preventing problems rather than reacting to them. How many problems in our lives and in society are we tolerating simply because weve forgotten that we can fix them?
Yokohama Yankee : my family's five generations as outsiders in Japan
Traces the history of the author's family as outsiders living in Japan, from his great-grandfather, who worked as an imperial advisor in 1870, to his own work as a foreign correspondent and adoption of Japanese children.
Flora of North America : north of Mexico
To be published in 14 volumes over the next 12 years, The Flora of North America is a unique working resource of taxonomic information to the extraordinary diversity of plant life in the United States and Canada, an area blanketing the continent north of Mexico - including Greenland and the St. Pierre and Miquelon islands. More than 20,000 plant species have been systematically surveyed and classified for this single work which will be essential for anyone with an interest in the distribution, habitat, morphology, and survival of the wide-ranging plant life in the region. Flora of North America provides a single dependable information resource for protecting rare and endangered species, developing effective plant breeding programmes, conducting biological weed control, and launching and administering other forward-thinking plant management projects in the public and private sector alike. And with ongoing support from its permanent database, it's destined to remain an invaluable botanical reference into the next century and beyond. This introductory volume comprises a unique series of introductory essays that establish a firm foundation for the flora. Information is given on the physical and biological factors that have affected the evolution and distribution of plant life of North America since the end of the Mesozoic era some 70 million years ago. Flora of North America Database Flora of North America has a specially designed computer database that will store, retrieve, search, and update all the taxonomic information published in the flora's 14 original hardcover volumes.
A field guide to climate anxiety : how to keep your cool on a warming planet
Ray, Sarah Jaquette, author.
A youth movement is reenergizing global environmental activism. The
How non-being haunts being : on possibilities, morality, and death acceptance
Anton, Corey, author.
How Non-being Haunts Being explores the many different modes of absence and non-being that pervade life, language, thought, and culture. A highly readable book of great interest to a wide audience, it ensures that readers will never think of life, death, or themselves, the same way again.
Queen of the Negro Leagues : Effa Manley and the Newark Eagles
Overmyer, James, author.
In celebration of the 100th anniversary of the Negro Leagues, this book honors the life of Effa Manley, the trailblazing female co-owner of baseball's Newark Eagles. This edition includes new details regarding the Negro Leagues, Manley's induction into the Hall of Fame, and previously-unknown information about Manley's childhood and family.
Readings in modern Korean literature
Readings in Modern Korean Literature provides advanced students (those with at least four years of college-level training in Korean) with materials that will help them understand and appreciate modern Korean literary traditions as well as challenge them to use their Korean-language competence to the fullest extent. It offers the student a wide range of literary writing, including three different genres of poetry, short stories, and essays. Each piece is accompanied by a vocabulary glossary and notes, explanations of socio-cultural details, an introduction to the author, and a translation. The textbook is distinguished by a variety of exercises designed to enhance students proficiency in referential reading, writing, and comprehension skills.
Tahat, Dujie, author.
Poetry. Salat, or salah, means prayer in Arabic. In SALAT, the structure of prayer is transformed into poetic form free from the narrow strictures of Muslim and non-Muslim minds. At the most basic level, these poems interrogate coming of age as a Muslim immigrant boy in post-9/11 America. These poems take us from classrooms to hotel pools, corner stores to airports, playgrounds to dream states in order to pose questions and reassemble memories about place, belonging, alienation. This collection is less a statement on parenthood, state violence, racism, and disenfranchisement so much as a prayer hovering over it all, hoping against hope that the incantation might be enough to sustain us.
Approaches to teaching Pound's poetry and prose
Known for his maxim
Improve every lesson plan with SEL
Benson, Jeffrey, author.
"Jeffrey Benson guides K-12 teachers in incorporating SEL into their existing lesson plans as a means to educate the whole child and address inequities"--
As the crow flies
Weinfield, Henry, author.
Experiencing the world's religions : tradition, challenge, and change
Molloy, Michael, 1942-
Experiencing the World's Religions provides a clear and compelling account of the world's major religious traditions. With an engaging narrative and powerful photographs from around the globe, the text conveys the vitality and richness of the world's religions. It views religion as a living cultural wellspring that not only concerns systems of belief but how those beliefs are expressed in ceremonies, food, clothing, art, architecture, pilgrimage, scripture, and music. The text goes beyond traditional approaches to personally connect students with the traditions discussed. With additional pedagogy, primary source excerpts, expanded discussion of religious controversies, and more, this fifth edition has been thoroughly updated in both content and design to provide students with a better understanding of religion and the world at large.
Linguistic justice : Black language, literacy, identity, and pedagogy
Baker-Bell, April, author.
Bringing together theory, research, and practice to dismantle Anti-Black Linguistic Racism and white linguistic supremacy, this book provides ethnographic snapshots of how Black students navigate and negotiate their linguistic and racial identities across multiple contexts. By highlighting the counterstories of Black students, Baker-Bell demonstrates how traditional approaches to language education do not account for the emotional harm, internalized linguistic racism, or consequences these approaches have on Black students' sense of self and identity. This book presents Anti-Black Linguistic Racism as a framework that explicitly names and richly captures the linguistic violence, persecution, dehumanization, and marginalization Black Language speakers endure when using their language in schools and in everyday life. To move toward Black linguistic liberation, Baker-Bell introduces a new way forward through Antiracist Black Language Pedagogy, a pedagogical approach that intentionally and unapologetically centers the linguistic, cultural, racial, intellectual, and self-confidence needs of Black students. This volume captures what Antiracist Black Language Pedagogy looks like in classrooms while simultaneously illustrating how theory, research, and practice can operate in tandem in pursuit of linguistic and racial justice. A crucial resource for educators, researchers, professors, and graduate students in language and literacy education, writing studies, sociology of education, sociolinguistics, and critical pedagogy, this book features a range of multimodal examples and practices through instructional maps, charts, artwork, and stories that reflect the urgent need for antiracist language pedagogies in our current social and political climate.
24/7 : late capitalism and the ends of sleep
Crary, Jonathan, author.
24/7: Late Capitalism and the Ends of Sleep explores some of the ruinous consequences of the expanding non-stop processes of twenty-first-century capitalism. The marketplace now operates through every hour of the clock, pushing us into constant activity and eroding forms of community and political expression, damaging the fabric of everyday life. Jonathan Crary examines how this interminable non-time blurs any separation between an intensified, ubiquitous consumerism and emerging strategies of control and surveillance. He describes the ongoing management of individual attentiveness and the impairment of perception within the compulsory routines of contemporary technological culture. At the same time, he shows that human sleep, as a restorative withdrawal that is intrinsically incompatible with 24/7 capitalism, points to other more formidable and collective refusals of world-destroying patterns of growth and accumulation. From the Hardcover edition.
Borderlands : the new mestiza = la frontera
Anzaldúa, Gloria, author.
Rooted in Gloria Anzalda's experience as a Chicana, a lesbian, an activist, and a writer, the essays and poems in this volume profoundly challenged, and continue to challenge, how we think about identity.Borderlands / La Frontera remaps our understanding of what a
Obit : poems
Chang, Victoria, 1970- author.
After her mother's death, Chang wrote deep into grief by composing
Brown, Rita Mae.
A landmark coming-of-age novel that launched the career of one of this country's most distinctive voices. Rita Mae Brown tells the story of Molly Bolt, the adoptive daughter of a dirt-poor Southern couple who boldly forges her own path in America. With her startling beauty and crackling wit, Molly finds that women are drawn to her wherever she goes-- and she refuses to apologize for loving them back.
The collected poems of Audre Lorde
Lorde, Audre, author.
Every poem ever published by the late poet, who is noted for the passion and vision of her poems about being African-American, a lesbian, a mother, and a daughter, is collected in a definitive anthology of her work.
Transitional justice and human rights in Morocco : negotiating the years of lead
Loudiy, Fadoua, author.
This book examines the Moroccan experience of transitional justice, more specifically the negotiation of the legacy of the period commonly referred to as the Years of Lead. This period of Moroccan history roughly spans from the early 1960s to 1999 during which thousands of citizens were arbitrarily detained, tortured and killed because of their political opinions. Through an analysis of testimonies, public documents and personal interviews, Transitional Justice and Human Rights in Morocco seeks to shed light on Moroccan citizens' struggle for recognition and reparation in the aftermath of a long history of grave human rights violations, ranging from arbitrary arrest and torture to state sponsored disappearances and murders. While Morocco's experience is often presented within a historical global context, this book offers a comparative analysis, discussing other national examples to situate the Moroccan experience within the relatively recent history of political transitions. Seeking to advance a rhetoric of symbolic justice that privileges the voice of the victims and offers hope for the renewal of a community's ethos through public discourse and ethico-political practices, this book will be an invaluable resource for students and scholars with an interest in Human Rights and Middle East Politics.
Designed to learn : using design thinking to bring purpose and passion to the classroom
Portnoy, Lindsay, author.
"Equipped with this book's strategies and supports, teachers will be able to ensure that learning in their classrooms is visible, student-centered, and measurable-by design"--
From behaving to belonging : the inclusive art of supporting students who challenge us
Causton, Julie, author.
"This book helps teachers use love, acceptance, joy, and compassion to foster a sense of belonging among students who exhibit challenging behavior"--
Social emotional learning and the brain : strategies to help your students thrive
Sprenger, Marilee, 1949- author.
Today's teachers face a daunting challenge: how to ensure a positive school experience for their students, many of whom carry the burden of adverse childhood experiences, such as abuse, poverty, divorce, abandonment, and numerous other serious social issues. Spurred by her personal experience and extensive exploration of brain-based learning, author Marilee Sprenger explains how brain science--what we know about how the brain works--can be applied to social-emotional learning. Specifically, she addresses how to* Build strong, caring relationships with students to give them a sense of belonging.* Teach and model empathy, so students feel understood and can better understand others.* Awaken students' self-awareness, including the ability to name their own emotions, have accurate self-perceptions, and display self-confidence and self-efficacy.* Help students manage their behavior through impulse control, stress management, and other positive skills.* Improve students' social awareness and interaction with others.* Teach students how to handle relationships, including with people whose backgrounds differ from their own.* Guide students in making responsible decisions.Offering clear, easy-to-understand explanations of brain activity and dozens of specific strategies for all grade levels, Social-Emotional Learning and the Brain is an essential guide to creating supportive classroom environments and improving outcomes for all our students.
Student learning communities : a springboard for academic and social-emotional development
Fisher, Douglas, 1965- author.
"Examines student collaboration as a driver of academic and social-emotional growth and offers teachers a new model for improving both learning culture and student outcomes"--
Teaching for deeper learning : tools to engage students in meaning making
McTighe, Jay, author.
"Jay McTighe and Harvey Silver offer a practical guide to teaching seven essential thinking skills that will equip students for success in school and beyond"--
Turning high-poverty schools into high-performing schools
Parrett, William, author.
"Learn how educators combine research with proven practices and actions to disrupt the adverse effects of poverty on students' academic achievement and lives"--
Your students my students our students : rethinking equitable and inclusive classrooms
Jung, Lee Ann, author.
Your Students, My Students, Our Students explores the hard truths of current special education practice and outlines five essential disruptions to the status quo. Authors Lee Ann Jung, Nancy Frey, Douglas Fisher, and Julie Kroener show you how to Establish a school culture that champions equity and inclusion. Rethink the long-standing structure of least restrictive environment and the resulting service delivery. Leverage the strengths of all educators to provide appropriate support and challenge. Collaborate on the delivery of instruction and intervention. Honor the aspirations of each student and plan accordingly.To realize authentic and equitable inclusion, we must relentlessly and collectively pursue change. This book-written not for
What noise against the cane
Bailey, Desiree C., author.
The 115th volume of the Yale Series of Younger Poets is a lyrical and polyvocal exploration of what it means to fight for yourself Bailey invites us to see what twenty-first-century life is like for a young woman of the Black diaspora in the long wake of a history of slavery, brutality, and struggling for freedoms bodily and psychological. Carl Phillips, from the Foreword The 115th volume of the Yale Series of Younger Poets, What Noise Against the Cane is a lyric quest for belonging and freedom, weaving political resistance, Caribbean folklore, immigration, and the realities of Black life in America. Desiree C. Bailey begins by reworking the epic in an oceanic narrative of bondage and liberation in the midst of the Haitian Revolution. The poems move into the contemporary Black diaspora, probing the mythologies of home, belief, nation, and womanhood. Series judge Carl Phillips observes that Baileys poems argue for hope and faith equally. . . . These are powerful poems, indeed, and they make a persuasive argument for the transformative powers of steady defiance.