Twelve-year-old Anna is looking forward to the birth of her baby brother. Ben arrives, but is disabled and will never be like other children. Anna loves him with her whole heart, but she finds herself unable to admit the truth of Ben's condition to her school friends. Eventually the truth gets out and leads not to the ridicule Anna expected, but to sympathy and understanding.An emotional and wonderfully written story by Elizabeth Laird, Red Sky in the Morning was Highly Commended for the Carnegie Medal.
Understanding Physics – Second edition is a comprehensive, yet compact, introductory physics textbook aimed at physics undergraduates and also at engineers and other scientists taking a general physics course. Written with today's students in mind, this text covers the core material required by an introductory course in a clear and refreshing way. A second colour is used throughout to enhance learning and understanding. Each topic is introduced from first principles so that the text is suitable for students without a prior background in physics. At the same time the book is designed to enable students to proceed easily to subsequent courses in physics and may be used to support such courses. Mathematical methods (in particular, calculus and vector analysis) are introduced within the text as the need arises and are presented in the context of the physical problems which they are used to analyse. Particular aims of the book are to demonstrate to students that the easiest, most concise and least ambiguous way to express and describe phenomena in physics is by using the language of mathematics and that, at this level, the total amount of mathematics required is neither large nor particularly demanding. 'Modern physics' topics (relativity and quantum mechanics) are introduced at an earlier stage than is usually found in introductory textbooks and are integrated with the more 'classical' material from which they have evolved. This book encourages students to develop an intuition for relativistic and quantum concepts at as early a stage as is practicable. The text takes a reflective approach towards the scientific method at all stages and, in keeping with the title of the text, emphasis is placed on understanding of, and insight into, the material presented.
Patricia is a witch who can communicate with birds. Laurence is a mad scientist and inventor of the two-second time machine. As teenagers they gravitate towards one another, sharing in the horrors of growing up weird.When they later reconnect as adults, Laurence is an engineering genius living in near-future San Francisco, trying to stop the planet failing apart through technological intervention. Meanwhile, Patricia is a graduate of Eltisley Maze, the hidden academy for the magically gifted, and works with her fellow magicians to secretly repair the earth’s ever growing ailments. As they each take sides in a cataclysmic war between science and magic, All the Birds in the Sky sees Laurence and Patricia try to make sense of life, sex and adulthood on the brink of the apocalypse.
The Clash of the Sky Galleons is the third book of the Quint Saga, part of the bestselling Edge Chronicles - over three million copies sold! Young sky-pirate Quint's family was devastated when most of them were killed in a vicious arson attack. Now the treacherous quartermaster responsible has returned, and Quint and his father are determined to take revenge. From the deserted quarries of the Edge Cliff to the deadly glades of bloodoak trees, their deadly pursuit can only end in a clash of the sky galleons. The third book of the Quint Saga, part of the Edge Chronicles.
International Migration in the Cameroonian eye: a Cameroonian perspective of 'bush-falling' Despair about future prospects of change in political systems in Africa is just an important drive as poverty to migration. From a Cameroonian perspective, this book examines the way Africans conceptualize ideas about the state, society, corruption and democracy.Is this an important drive to migration in Cameroon? 'International migration in the Cameronian eye' answers many asked questions surrounding 'bush-falling' (international migraton) in Cameroon as well as in Africa.
The author has great pleasure in presenting this book on understanding the rights to equality and social economic rights within the context of a transformative constitution and lessons drawn from South Africa that had emerged from apartheid to a modern democratic state. This book is useful both from practical and academic points of view, involving as it does the systematic application of the statutory and constitutional provisions and regional and international human rights instruments. Its utility is great in the domain of constitutional and human rights. It has great value in both domestic and international human rights study. It is hoped that the law students, Magistrates and judges will find the book interesting and useful so as to stimulate their thought for a better understanding of right to equality and social-economic and cultural rights.
Quint is travelling with his father, Wind Jackal, on a mission to track down and bring to justice Turbot Smeal, the man who started the fire that killed their family. Having left behind his studies at the Knights Academy, Quint is now eager to learn what it really means to be a sky pirate and to learn from his father. But Wind Jackal is consumed by his desire to capture Smeal - and his judgement is flawed. His actions endangers the lives of his crew - and his son. They travel from the taverns and backstreets of Undertown and the wonders of the shipbuilders' yards, to the dark dangers of the Deepwoods, where Quint and Maris become separated from the rest of the crew and encounter some terrifying creatures - and finally to the mysterious, ghostly sky-wreck in Open Sky, where they discover the truth about Smeal - and face a new terror. . .
Solomon is now in the cross-hairs. With Federation forces moving in it appears as if Zeon's leadership is falling apart from the top down. The tide may be turning in this war, but some members of Zeon are willing fight to their end for their family!
"The greatest, wildest author of his generation" Guardian. We could tell you the year is 1944, that the main character is called Tyrone Slothrop and that he has a problem because bombs are falling across Europe and crashing to earth at the exact locations of his sexual conquests. But that doesn’t really begin to cover it. Reading this book is like falling down a rabbit hole into an outlandish, sinister, mysterious, absurd, compulsive netherworld. As the Financial Times said, ‘you must forget earlier notions about life and letters and even the Novel.’ Forty years since publication, Gravity’s Rainbow has lost none of its power to enthral.
Ippon-seoi-nage is one of the best and popular technique which is oftenly use by the judokas in the game of judo during the competition. This particular work may help the coaches, teachers, players etc. in bio-mechanical understanding of the skill which may further help them in the improvement of skill. This work may also help the researchers in understanding and conducting further researches in this area.
Studies have shown that words have the power to heal after a loss of a loved one. Written by a therapist, When I Look to the Sky is a compilation of over 100 quotes, poems and prayers compiled for the purpose of healing. Divided into thematic sections corresponding to the stages of grief, When I Look to the Sky offers hope and consolation for anyone struggling with loss in their lives.
Knowledge of zooplankton and secondary production is essential for understanding processes of energy production and its transfer in lakes.Zooplankton is an essential requirement for fish growth and development and the highly productive fisheries of tropical lakes are based significantly on the organic matter production of zooplankton. Understanding of the production dynamics of zooplankton is therefore essential for the effective management of fisheries.Lake Bosumtwi is the only natural lake in Ghana but very little is known about its zooplankton community. This work therefore fills a major gap in the knowlege of zooplankton in inland water systems in Ghana and is useful for all researchers interested in the scientific understanding of how tropical lake systems function. In summary,the zooplankton community in Lake Bosumtwi is poor in species and has low diversity. Two animal groups dominated the plankton in terms of abundance and production. Biomass and production was very high and in the range of tropical lakes.Potentially, most of the production is unutilized at higher trophic levels and may subsequently be lost to the anoxic deep waters of the lake.
When Lauren (but call him “Ren,” pretty please) Hall sees birds falling from the sky, he knows something is wrong. But just as he’s starting to worry, he realizes that the birds are plummeting toward the ground on purpose. Turns out they’re Birmingham Roller Pigeons, and his new neighbor Sutton is training them for a competition. Sure, it’s strange, but Ren’s best and only friend Aiden has picked this summer to start hanging with the popular kids. So Ren starts training pigeons with Sutton—what’s the worst that could happen? A bird falls on his head? You’ll have to read Roll to find out.