Geronimo Stiltonoot wakes up to a terrible morning. Meteors are falling from the sky, and it seems like everyone in Old Mouse City has an awful stomachache! Geronimo must travel to the Cave of Memories to find the ancient shaman cure for his fellow cavemice. But dangers lurk on his journey -- can he make it back home safely?
Sky cowboy, Will Gallows, is finding life hard on the ranch. Should he follow his heart and join the elf side of his family, learning their magical secrets? Or should he join the Sky Cavalry with his friend Jez? His decision is put on hold when his grandma is kidnapped - by the most terrifying creature Will has ever encountered, a rock demon with a seventy-year-old grudge to avenge . . .
Uncle Fred believes he can achieve anything in the springtime. However, disguised as a loony-doctor and trying to prevent prize pig, the Empress of Blandings, from falling into the hands of the unscrupulous Duke of Dunstable, he is stretched to his limit.
When war is declared, Mary defies her family to protect the children her country would rather forget. Tom refuses to sign up for a conflict he doesn't believe in. Alistair answers the call of duty, but can't silence his own heart. Could you dare to fall in love while the world around you is falling apart?
This is a complete beginner's guide to observing the night sky. Understand and enjoy the solar system and beyond with this practical guide to astronomy. Pick up all the basics of sky-watching. Start off by taking a tour around the night sky in simple stages, discovering how it fits together and how it works. Then take a closer look at the objects you can see and learn to train your eye to recognize basic patterns of constellations and how to tell planets apart from other celestial bodies. Plus, there's advice on buying and using kit, from binoculars to telescopes. This title is packed with detailed maps of the night sky and star charts to help any budding astronomer in their quest to find out more about this fascinating subject.
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Controlling the cost of the project construction is considered as one of the major and most important concerns for any contractor. Due to such an importance, this study is directed towards investigating the current construction cost control practiced among the building construction contractors in Sudan. In this study, the research is approaching as an iterative philosophy process where the research has been initiated in light of a prior knowledge as well as experiences form a pre-understanding of the research area. This pre-understanding is the basis for searching into the literature on the subject area, which it has in turn created a new understanding of the phenomena of cost control system. This new understanding has been used to guide an empirical research, and again generate a new understanding of the phenomena. Finally, a set of recommendations and topics have been presented for further studies (focusing in one type of construction building, one type of contract, one stage of project life cycle …etc) and suggested to improve the construction cost control practices in Sudan.
If you've ever wondered how Linux carries out the complicated tasks assigned to it by the IP protocols - or if you just want to learn about modern networking through real-life examples - Understanding Linux Network Internals is for you. Like the popular O'Reilly book, Understanding the Linux Kernel, this book clearly explains the underlying concepts and teaches you how to follow the actual C code that implements it. Although some background in the TCP/IP protocols is helpful, you can learn a great deal from this text about the protocols themselves and their uses. And if you already have a base knowledge of C, you can use the book's code walkthroughs to figure out exactly what this sophisticated part of the Linux kernel is doing.
Children’s early informal and formal numerical learning in home and preschool contexts is explained through contemporary socio-cultural theories, building on the revised understanding of developmentally appropriate practice. The interpretive paradigm is utilized to provide strong exemplary framework for qualitative and qualitative methodologies. The outcomes are integrated in an in-depth analysis, which provides comprehensive understanding of key themes in early number learning that include individual and socio-cultural dynamics. Those key themes designate a guide that empowers teachers to make better pedagogical decisions to improve early mathematics learning. The book, therefore, should be especially useful for researchers and professionals, who are concerned of understanding children’s learning through contemporary theories and scholarly research outcomes. It is also useful for practitioners in the field of early childhood education, and for whoever interested in children’s learning and development in this early age.