Nicomachean Ethics Aristotle 2021-11-13 Nicomachean Ethics Aristotle - The Nicomachean Ethics is one of Aristotle's most widely read and influential works. Ideas central to ethics—that happiness is the end of human endeavor, that moral virtue is formed through action and habituation, and that good action requires prudence—found their most powerful proponent in the person medieval scholars simply called "the Philosopher." Drawing on their intimate knowledge of Aristotle's thought, Robert C. Bartlett and Susan D. Collins have produced here an English-language translation of the Ethics that is as remarkably faithful to the original as it is graceful in its rendering. Aristotle is well known for the precision with which he chooses his words, and in this elegant translation his work has found its ideal match. Bartlett and Collins provide copious notes and a glossary providing context and further explanation for students, as well as an introduction and a substantial interpretive essay that sketch central arguments of the work and the seminal place of Aristotle's Ethics in his political philosophy as a whole. The Nicomachean Ethics has engaged the serious interest of readers across centuries and civilizations—of peoples ancient, medieval, and modern; pagan, Christian, Muslim, and Jewish—and this new edition will take its place as the standard English-language translation.
PC Mag 2000-10-03 PCMag.com is a leading authority on technology, delivering Labs-based, independent reviews of the latest products and services. Our expert industry analysis and practical solutions help you make better buying decisions and get more from technology.
Popular Science 2003-12 Popular Science gives our readers the information and tools to improve their technology and their world. The core belief that Popular Science and our readers share: The future is going to be better, and science and technology are the driving forces that will help make it better.
Mini Weapons of Mass Destruction: Build Implements of Spitball Warfare John Austin 2009-10-01 We’ve come a long way from the Peashooter Era: with the advent of modern household products and office supplies—binder clips, clothespins, rubber bands, ballpoint pens, toothpicks, paper clips, plastic utensils, and (of course) matches and barbeque lighters—troublemakers of all stripes have the components needed to build an impressive, if somewhat miniaturized, arsenal. Toy designer John Austin provides detailed, step-by-step instructions for each project, including materials and ammo lists, clear diagrams, and construction tips, for mayhem-loving MacGyvers. The 35 devices include catapults, slingshots, minibombs, darts, and combustion shooters. Build a tiny trebuchet from paper clips and a D-cell battery. Wrap a penny in a string of paper caps to create a surprisingly impressive “bomb.” Several of the projects even include variations where combatants mount laser pointer sights to their shooters to increase their accuracy. Finally, once you’ve built your armory, the author provides plans for a Top Secret Concealing Book to hide your stash, as well as targets for shooting practice. Never let your personal space go undefended again!
Fox and McDonald's Introduction to Fluid Mechanics Robert W. Fox 2020-06-30 Through ten editions, Fox and McDonald's Introduction to Fluid Mechanics has helped students understand the physical concepts, basic principles, and analysis methods of fluid mechanics. This market-leading textbook provides a balanced, systematic approach to mastering critical concepts with the proven Fox-McDonald solution methodology. In-depth yet accessible chapters present governing equations, clearly state assumptions, and relate mathematical results to corresponding physical behavior. Emphasis is placed on the use of control volumes to support a practical, theoretically-inclusive problem-solving approach to the subject. Each comprehensive chapter includes numerous, easy-to-follow examples that illustrate good solution technique and explain challenging points. A broad range of carefully selected topics describe how to apply the governing equations to various problems, and explain physical concepts to enable students to model real-world fluid flow situations. Topics include flow measurement, dimensional analysis and similitude, flow in pipes, ducts, and open channels, fluid machinery, and more. To enhance student learning, the book incorporates numerous pedagogical features including chapter summaries and learning objectives, end-of-chapter problems, useful equations, and design and open-ended problems that encourage students to apply fluid mechanics principles to the design of devices and systems.
Creating Precision Robots Francis Nickols 2018-08-12 Creating Precision Robots: A Project-Based Approach to the Study of Mechatronics and Robotics shows how to use a new “Cardboard Engineering technique for the handmade construction of three precision microcomputer controlled robots that hit, throw and shoot. Throughout the book, the authors ensure that mathematical concepts and physical principles are not only rigorously described, but also go hand-in-hand with the design and constructional techniques of the working robot. Detailed theory, building plans and instructions, electric circuits and software algorithms are also included, along with the importance of tolerancing and the correct use of numbers in programming. The book is designed for students and educators who need a detailed description, mathematical analysis, design solutions, engineering drawings, electric circuits and software coding for the design and construction of real bench-top working robots. Provides detailed instructions for the building and construction of specialized robots using line drawings Teaches students how to make real working robots with direct meaning in the engineering academic world Describes and explains the math and physics theory related to hitting, throwing and shooting robots
Paper Airplane Kit Publications International Ltd. 2016-08-15 Learn the basics of how things fly, then go fly some paper airplanes! Use the simple-to-assemble launcher for high-speed, long-distance launches. Boxed kit includes colorful sheets with cool designs to make 100 paper airplanes, a cardboard launcher, rubber bands, sticker sheets, and a 36-page booklet. Paper airplane models start with simple designs and progress to distance gliders, stunt planes, clever aerodynamic shapes, and even a space shuttle! Booklet includes the basics of aerodynamics and aviation as well as folding instructions for each airplane design.
Elusive Equity Edward B. Fiske 2004 "Elusive Equity" chronicles South Africas efforts to fashion a racially equitable state education system from the ashes of apartheid. Edward Fiske and Helen Ladd draw on previously unpublished data, interviews with key officials, and visits to dozens of schools to describe the changes made in school finance, teacher assignment policies, governance, curriculum, higher education, and other areas.
The Big Book of Catapult and Trebuchet Plans! Ron L. Toms 2010-12 This text is a compilation of step-by-step instructions for how to build nine different types of catapults and trebuchets. Each set of instructions includes dimensional drawings of all wooden parts, lists of required hardware and sources, an abundance of photos, diagrams, and detailed descriptions of the assembly process.
Catapult Loading System Joey Myers 2018-02-14 "My son at 10yo (90-lbs) is highly coach-able. I taught him the system in February and he hit well during the season but could only hit the ball around 180'. Then all of a sudden around June he started killing the ball. He was hitting home runs every game and hit a ball at least 250-feet" - Michael Parillo (via email) Sick of struggling to help hitters drive the ball hard with more consistency? Dramatically increase power without sacrificing swing quality. Literally thousands of coaches across the nation are getting predictably positive results with hitters using the CLS system. How? By applying human movement principles validated by REAL science to hitting a ball, and NOT "bro-science." THIS STEP-BY-STEP GUIDE TO CONSISTENT POWER TEACHES: How to master a handful of human movement principles, so you can slice the "teach hitting" learning curve in half. How to effectively load the body, so your hitters can optimize their batted ball distance potential. How elite-hitters are revealing ways to hit balls with High-Exit-Speeds, swing after swing, using three elements a 4-year-old can understand. Why 'loading and exploding the hips' is bad for lower back, and how to teach hitters a highly effective but SAFE swing. THE NEW EXPANDED EDITION INCLUDES: 'How to practice' section at end of each movement principle Chapter. How to train a 2-year-old to hit a moving ball (proof that NOT only elite hitters can be taught these movements). Why pitchers are taught to pitch around ineffective swing paths, and how to turn their weapon against them. Why coaches MUST focus their hitters' efforts on targeting and elevating pitches low in the zone. How to teach timing and get hitters on-time more often in games.
Risk-Taking in International Politics Rose McDermott 2001 Discusses the way leaders deal with risk in making foreign policy decisions
Calculus Gilbert Strang 2016-03-30
Stomp Rockets, Catapults, and Kaleidoscopes Curt Gabrielson 2008-02-01 Kids will learn how things they encounter every day operate by building their own models with this hands-on activity book. Projects include building a working model of the human hand's muscles, bones, and tendons using drinking straws, tape, and string; using a pair of two-liter bottles and a length of rubber tubing to learn how a toilet flushes; and discovering how musical instruments make sounds by fashioning a harmonica, saxophone, drum, flute, or oboe. All devices are designed to use recycled or nearly free materials and common tools. Kids are encouraged to modify and improve the designs, or create an entirely new device using the concepts explored. Each project includes materials and tools lists, step-by-step instructions with photographs, a summary of the science concept demonstrated, and follow-up questions to gauge student understanding for use in the classroom.
High-Performance Paper Airplanes Andrew Dewar 2014-11-04 Fold and fire aerodynamic paper airplanes dozens of feet into the air with this easy origami ebook. High Performance Paper Airplanes presents a collection of realistic origami paper airplanes from well-known author and paper aviation expert Andrew Dewar. Dewar has spent decades perfecting the art of folding easy paper airplanes that both look great and fly well. This new series takes paper airplanes to new heights—literally! The planes can be fired high into the air with a rubber band launcher and are designed to circle down for a long time. The airplane designs are also printed in full-color on both sides and precut so you just need to push them out and assemble them using a bit of glue. Although fun for folders of any age, these paper plane designs are so simple that they can be considered "origami-for-kids" projects and are a great way to learn origami. The origami airplanes range from simple designs that can be assembled in under a minute to detailed scale replicas that look and fly like the real thing. The included instructional origami book not only explains how to assemble each plane, but how to fine-tune it to coax the best performance. Helpful tips for hosting competitions with your friends, and suggestions for designing your own origami airplane models are also included. This paper airplanes ebook contains: 46 page, full-color origami book Clear step-by-step instructions Tips on building and flying paper planes 10 paper airplane models Colorful and realistic designs Fun to build and amazing to fly, these beautiful models are guaranteed to turn heads and draw a crowd of spectators every time you fly them. Using the rubber-band catapult and with a bit of practice, you'll be able to launch paper planes that remain aloft for 30 to 60 seconds—and more! Paper airplane models include: Hornet Tiger Eclipse Zero Corsair And many more…
150+ Screen-Free Activities for Kids Asia Citro 2014-10-03 Bring back playtime, all the time! Dive into a Bubbling Swamp World. Drum on an Outdoor Sound Wall. Explore the gooeyness of Glowing Slime. With the one-of-a-kind projects in 150+ Screen-Free Activities for Kids, your family will rediscover the spirit of imaginative play! These fun activities help develop your child's creativity and skills--all without a screen in sight. Featuring step-by-step instructions and beautiful photographs, each budget-friendly project will keep your child entertained, engaged, and learning all day long. Best of all, no one will complain about turning off the TV or computer with such entertaining activities as: Natural Dye Fingerpaints Taste-Safe, Gluten-Free Playdough Erupting Volcano Dinosaur World Fizzy Rainbow Slush Taste-Safe Glow Water Complete with dozens of exercises for babies, toddlers, and school-aged children, 150+ Screen-Free Activities for Kids will help your family step away from your devices and step into endless afternoons of playtime fun!
The Catapult Tracey Elizabeth Rihll 2007 Complete with line drawings and illustrations, this history uses ancient literary sources and the latest archeological findings to tell the story of this first machine of war.
Build! A Knight's Castle Annalie Seaman 2015-10-06 Enter the enthralling medieval world of castles attacked and defended by brave and noble knights! This interactive puzzle-in-a-book invites kids ages 7 and up to pop out and assemble a stand-up castle complete with knights and battle equipment. Like real archaeologists, kids will interpret clues from medieval documents, paintings, maps, and ground surveys. They can then apply their knowledge to excavate the site of a besieged castle and reconstruct both the castle and the battle scene, figuring out how the pieces of wall fit together, what’s located inside the courtyard, how a trebuchet works, and much more. With the final setup of warring knights on horseback, the battle comes to life! This book offers hours of imaginative play so fascinating that kids won’t even notice how much they’re learning.
Fake Accounts Lauren Oyler 2021-02-02 A NATIONAL BESTSELLER * A NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW EDITORS’ CHOICE * A WASHINGTON POST BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR "An invigorating work, deadly precise in its skewering of people, places and things . . . Stylish, despairing and very funny, Fake Accounts . . . adroitly maps the dwindling gap between the individual and the world." —Katie Kitamura, The New York Times Book Review A woman in a tailspin discovers that her boyfriend is an anonymous online conspiracy theorist in this “absolutely brilliant take on the bizarre and despicable ways the internet has warped our perception of reality” (Elle, One of the Most Anticipated Books of the Year). On the eve of Donald Trump's inauguration, a young woman snoops through her boyfriend's phone and makes a startling discovery: he's an anonymous internet conspiracy theorist, and a popular one at that. Already fluent in internet fakery, irony, and outrage, she's not exactly shocked by the revelation. Actually, she's relieved--he was always a little distant--and she plots to end their floundering relationship while on a trip to the Women's March in DC. But this is only the first in a series of bizarre twists that expose a world whose truths are shaped by online lies. Suddenly left with no reason to stay in New York and increasingly alienated from her friends and colleagues, our unnamed narrator flees to Berlin, embarking on her own cycles of manipulation in the deceptive spaces of her daily life, from dating apps to expat meetups, open-plan offices to bureaucratic waiting rooms. She begins to think she can't trust anyone--shouldn't the feeling be mutual? Narrated with seductive confidence and subversive wit, Fake Accounts challenges the way current conversations about the self and community, delusions and gaslighting, and fiction and reality play out in the internet age.
The Curious Kid's Science Book Asia Citro 2015-09-08 What happens if you water plants with juice? Where can you find bacteria in your house? Is slug slime as strong as a glue stick? How would your child find the answers to these questions? In The Curious Kid's Science Book, your child will learn to design his or her own science investigations to determine the answers! Children will learn to ask their own scientific questions, discover value in failed experiments, and — most importantly — have a blast with science. The 100+ hands-on activities in the book use household items to playfully teach important science, technology, engineering, and math skills. Each creative activity includes age-appropriate explanations and (when possible) real life applications of the concepts covered. Adding science to your at-home schedule will make a positive impact on your child's learning. Just one experiment a week will help build children's confidence and excitement about the sciences, boost success in the classroom, and give them the tools to design and execute their own science fair projects.
The Glass Castle Jeannette Walls 2006-01-02 Journalist Walls grew up with parents whose ideals and stubborn nonconformity were their curse and their salvation. Rex and Rose Mary and their four children lived like nomads, moving among Southwest desert towns, camping in the mountains. Rex was a charismatic, brilliant man who, when sober, captured his children's imagination, teaching them how to embrace life fearlessly. Rose Mary painted and wrote and couldn't stand the responsibility of providing for her family. When the money ran out, the Walls retreated to the dismal West Virginia mining town Rex had tried to escape. As the dysfunction escalated, the children had to fend for themselves, supporting one another as they found the resources and will to leave home. Yet Walls describes her parents with deep affection in this tale of unconditional love in a family that, despite its profound flaws, gave her the fiery determination to carve out a successful life. -- From publisher description.
5 Voices Jeremie Kubicek 2016-03-07 "5 Voices helps leaders know themselves to lead their team. By discovering your voice and the voices of those around you, you will learn how to connect, communicate, and lead every kind of team member. The 5 Voices of Leadership are: 1. the Pioneer: focused of future vision and how to win 2. the Connector: focused on relational networks, communication, collaboration 3. the Creative: focused on future, organizational integrity, social conscience 4. the Guardian: focused on tradition, money, and resources 5. the Nurturer: focused on people, values, relationships"--
The Artful Parent Jean Van't Hul 2019-06-11 Bring out your child’s creativity and imagination with more than 60 artful activities in this completely revised and updated edition Art making is a wonderful way for young children to tap into their imagination, deepen their creativity, and explore new materials, all while strengthening their fine motor skills and developing self-confidence. The Artful Parent has all the tools and information you need to encourage creative activities for ages one to eight. From setting up a studio space in your home to finding the best art materials for children, this book gives you all the information you need to get started. You’ll learn how to: * Pick the best materials for your child’s age and learn to make your very own * Prepare art activities to ease children through transitions, engage the most energetic of kids, entertain small groups, and more * Encourage artful living through everyday activities * Foster a love of creativity in your family
The 101 Coolest Simple Science Experiments Holly Homer 2016-04-19 Perform Mind-Blowing Science Experiments at Home! You’ll have the time of your life conducting these incredible, wacky and fun experiments with your parents, teachers, babysitters and other adults. You’ll investigate, answer your questions and expand your knowledge using everyday household items. The Quirky Mommas from the wildly popular Kids Activities Blog and authors of the bestselling 101 Kids Activities That Are the Bestest, Funnest Ever! have done it again with this book of ridiculously amazing, simple science experiments. You can do things both indoors and outdoors. The handy mess meter, preparation times and notes on the level of supervision will keep your parents happy, and you safe. Experimenting is really fun, and you will have a blast being a scientist! You will be so entertained, you might not notice you’re also learning important things about the world around you. Some experiments to master: - Balloon-Powered Car - Burst Soap Clou - CD Hovercraft - Creeping Ink - Bendy Bones - Electromagnet - Paper Helicopters - Unbreakable Bubbles Now put on your lab coat and let’s get experimenting!
Instant Paper Airplanes Ebook Andrew Dewar 2019-05-21 Prepare for takeoff! With this new collection of high-performance paper airplane models from master designer Andrew Dewar, paper planes are easier to make and fly than ever before. The instructions provide tips on aerodynamics and assembly of each model for the best possible performance. Airplane buffs of every age will enjoy putting these models together and watching them take flight! These are just a few of the amazing aircraft you can build: The Tritium—a Battlestar Galactica-inspired space plane with an incredibly quick launch velocity! The Flying Squid which resembles its tentacled namesake—and doesn't even look like it can fly, although it truly soars! The Invisible X—whose sleek profile looks like a cross between the B-2 stealth bomber and the F-22 Raptor fighter. And many more! Everything prospective aviators need is included in this ebook: 12 printable paper plane templates Full color, step-by-step instructions With just a little bit of time, some scissors and paper, you'll have your own fleet of flying machines. Race them against each other in heated contests or leave them grounded as display models on your desk. No matter what you choose to do with the finished planes, you are sure to have fun assembling and testing them!
Nineteen Eighty-Four George Orwell 2021-01-01 George Orwell's Nineteen Eighty-Four is unquestionably the most famous dystopian novel of all times. Written in the year of 1948, the author swapped the last two digits while describing a future totalitarian society where the minds, attitudes and actions of the subjects are thoroughly scrutinized by the "Thought Police", suspected dissidents tracked down and where the worship of the mythical party leader Big Brother is forced upon the masses. The low-ranking party member Winston Smith begins secretly to question the whole system and initiates a forbidden love affair with another party member.
Craft in the Real World Matthew Salesses 2021-01-19 This national bestseller is "a significant contribution to discussions of the art of fiction and a necessary challenge to received views about whose stories are told, how they are told and for whom they are intended" (Laila Lalami, The New York Times Book Review). The traditional writing workshop was established with white male writers in mind; what we call craft is informed by their cultural values. In this bold and original examination of elements of writing—including plot, character, conflict, structure, and believability—and aspects of workshop—including the silenced writer and the imagined reader—Matthew Salesses asks questions to invigorate these familiar concepts. He upends Western notions of how a story must progress. How can we rethink craft, and the teaching of it, to better reach writers with diverse backgrounds? How can we invite diverse storytelling traditions into literary spaces? Drawing from examples including One Thousand and One Nights, Curious George, Ursula K. Le Guin's A Wizard of Earthsea, and the Asian American classic No-No Boy, Salesses asks us to reimagine craft and the workshop. In the pages of exercises included here, teachers will find suggestions for building syllabi, grading, and introducing new methods to the classroom; students will find revision and editing guidance, as well as a new lens for reading their work. Salesses shows that we need to interrogate the lack of diversity at the core of published fiction: how we teach and write it. After all, as he reminds us, "When we write fiction, we write the world."
The Fifth Dimension Catapult Murray Leinster 2010-10-01 The story of Tommy Reames extraordinary rescue of Professor Denham and his daughter-marooned in the fifth dimension.
There's Math in My Origami! Fumiaki Shingu 2021-06-29 35 creative origami designs plus brain-teasing math questions add up to the perfect math activity for kids Discover how fractions, shapes, and symmetry turn a flat sheet of paper into a 3D work of art! Each one of the 35 amazing projects in There’s Math in My Origami! invites kids to: Follow the simple, step-by-step instructions Flex their math skills by answering a fun quiz question Fold adorable origami like they’ve never seen before! Includes educational projects for kids ages 7 and up—plus 2 pages of eye stickers, and 80 sheets of origami paper!
Origami In Action Robert J. Lang 1997-05-15 Every project in the book can really move! Origami in Action presents 39 actions origami models that are as animated as they are exquisite. Each project is complete with clear step-by-step diagrams, instructions, and a photograph of the finished model. Included are such traditional favorites as the cootie catcher and the waterbomb, as well as some modern novelties--a strumming guitar player and a toothy Tyrannosaurus Rex. Other projects include: --Flapping Butterfly --Blow-up Bunny --Barking Wolf --Talking Dragon --Wagging-Tail Doggie --Boardsailor --Swimming Manatee --Indian Paddling a Canoe
The Big Book of Kids Activities Holly Homer 2021-06-01 500 Easy, Creative and Fun Activities That You and Your Family Will Love Never again will you hear the all-too-common call of, “I’m bored!” Whether you’re making glow-in-the-dark slime, launching rocket ships, conducting backyard science experiments or playing Family Four Square, there are super fun activities for children aged 3 to 12. This incredible compilation of bestselling kids’ activities books is perfect for parents, grandparents and babysitters looking for new ways to entertain kids for hours on end. Not only are there great group games and crafts, but there are also dozens of learning games to help kids brush up on reading, writing and math in a fun and engaging way. With outdoor and indoor activities plus tips for adjusting each one according to your child’s age, you’ll have an almost never-ending supply of activities that will keep your children laughing and learning—no television needed.
Origami Model Airplanes Patrick Wang 2019-04-16 Make impressive airplane models of military aircraft with this easy origami book. Paper folders and military airplane enthusiasts can now create amazingly detailed model airplanes using basic origami techniques! Popular origami designer Patrick Wang's paper craft bookOrigami Model Airplanes, has devised a unique system for making origami airplane models using familiar origami folding techniques that is less time consuming and frustrating, even for absolute beginning origami folders. Folding paper models of airplanes is a great way to learn origami or improve one's paper folding techniques. Origami Model Airplanes provides easy-to-follow instructions and full-color illustrated diagrams for all model airplane projects. In addition to multiple photos of the finished fighter jet models and other military planes, numerous facts are given for each of the model planes makingOrigami Model Airplanes a great value! This paper airplane model book contains: Full-color instructional origami book Step-by-step instructions Folding techniques and tips 23 origami airplane models Airplane history and background Anyone with an interest in the Air Force, fighter planes, or military history will especially love folding these paper models that look like the real thing! Origami Airplane Models includes: F-117 Nighthawk F-14 Tomcat fighter jet F-18 Hornet Typhoon And many more!
Flying Dragons Paper Airplane Ebook Sam Ita 2017-08-01 Fill the skies with your very own collection of colorful 3D dragons! This paper airplane book features a fabulous variety of dragon-themed paper planes—each with a unique form and flight characteristics. The full-color instructions provide step-by-step folding instructions for each model and "dragon mastery tips" to help you coax the best performance from each airplane. Folding these fun and challenging planes is a great activity for brain gymnastics! This book includes 12 exciting dragons, including: The Chinese Dragon, a front-weighted dart that covers distance at an alarming rate! The Fighter Dragon, a fanciful dinosaur-cyborg warplane! The Swoop Dragon, an aerobatic performer that can turn on you if you're not careful! The Flying Shark, a menacing glider that patrols the skies in search of its prey! And many other impressive flying dragons! This paper airplane kit includes: 48 printable paper airplane folding sheets A 64 page full-color instruction book 12 original dragon-themed paper airplane designs **Winner of Creative Child Magazine 2018 Book of the Year Award**
Break the Siege Rob Ives 2016-08-01 Construct an arsenal of mini-models of large launchers, based on siege weapons used throughout history. All you need are everyday items and some adult help. Wheel them out as you conduct a siege and load your catapults with raisins or marshmallows. Bite-sized facts explain how these siege weapons were used in history too!
Art of the Catapult William Gurstelle 2004-07-01 Whether playing at defending their own castle or simply chucking pumpkins over a fence, wannabe marauders and tinkerers will become fast acquainted with Ludgar, the War Wolf, Ill Neighbor, Cabulus, and the Wild Donkey—ancient artillery devices known commonly as catapults. Building these simple yet sophisticated machines introduces fundamentals of math and physics using levers, force, torsion, tension, and traction. Instructions and diagrams illustrate how to build seven authentic working model catapults, including an early Greek ballista, a Roman onager, and the apex of catapult technology, the English trebuchet. Additional projects include learning how to lash and make rope and how to construct and use a hand sling and a staff sling. The colorful history of siege warfare is explored through the stories of Alexander the Great and his battle of Tyre; Saladin, Richard the Lionheart, and the Third Crusade; pirate-turned-soldier John Crabbe and his ship-mounted catapults; and Edward I of England and his battle against the Scots at Stirling Castle.
Vagabonds! Eloghosa Osunde 2022-03-15 “If you read one debut novel in 2022, this should be it.” —Los Angeles Times Named a Most Anticipated Book of the Year by Entertainment Weekly, Vulture, Harper's Bazaar, Buzzfeed, Ms. Magazine, Lit Hub, The Millions, and Electric Literature In the bustling streets and cloistered homes of Lagos, a cast of vivid characters—some haunted, some defiant—navigate danger, demons, and love in a quest to lead true lives. As in Nigeria, vagabonds are those whose existence is literally outlawed: the queer, the poor, the displaced, the footloose and rogue spirits. They are those who inhabit transient spaces, who make their paths and move invisibly, who embrace apparitions, old vengeances and alternative realities. Eloghosa Osunde's brave, fiercely inventive novel traces a wild array of characters for whom life itself is a form of resistance: a driver for a debauched politician with the power to command life and death; a legendary fashion designer who gives birth to a grown daughter; a lesbian couple whose tender relationship sheds unexpected light on their experience with underground sex work; a wife and mother who attends a secret spiritual gathering that shifts her world. As their lives intertwine—in bustling markets and underground clubs, churches and hotel rooms—vagabonds are seized and challenged by spirits who command the city's dark energy. Whether running from danger, meeting with secret lovers, finding their identities, or vanquishing their shadowselves, Osunde's characters confront and support one another, before converging for the once-in-a-lifetime gathering that gives the book its unexpectedly joyous conclusion. Blending unvarnished realism with myth and fantasy, Vagabonds! is a vital work of imagination that takes us deep inside the hearts, minds, and bodies of a people in duress—and in triumph.
Handbook of Model Rocketry George Harry Stine 1983 This National Association of Rocketry handbook covers designing and building your first model rocket to launching and recovery techniques, and setting up a launch area for competition.
Dracula / Bram Stoker Bram Stoker 2020-11-09 The best vampire story ever written. During a business visit to Count Dracula's castle in Transylvania, a young English solicitor finds himself at the center of a series of horrifying incidents. Jonathan Harker is attacked by three phantom women, observes the Count's transformation from human to bat form, and discovers puncture wounds on his own neck that seem to have been made by teeth. Harker returns home upon his escape from Dracula's grim fortress, but a friend's strange malady -- involving sleepwalking, inexplicable blood loss, and mysterious throat wounds -- initiates a frantic vampire hunt. The popularity of Bram Stoker's 1897 horror romance is as deathless as any vampire. Its supernatural appeal has spawned a host of film and stage adaptations, and more than a century after its initial publication, it continues to hold readers spellbound. Read it. You deserve it.
The Klutz Book of Paper Airplanes Doug Stillinger 2004 The 10 best paper airplanes you've ever folded and flown! These are high performance, blow-the-competition-away flying paper machines! The book features 10 designs and 40 sheets of full colour, flight-ready paper. Best for children over 7 years.
Digital Design and Computer Architecture, RISC-V Edition Sarah L. Harris 2021-07-12 The newest addition to the Harris and Harris family of Digital Design and Computer Architecture books, this RISC-V Edition covers the fundamentals of digital logic design and reinforces logic concepts through the design of a RISC-V microprocessor. Combining an engaging and humorous writing style with an updated and hands-on approach to digital design, this book takes the reader from the fundamentals of digital logic to the actual design of a processor. By the end of this book, readers will be able to build their own RISC-V microprocessor and will have a top-to-bottom understanding of how it works. Beginning with digital logic gates and progressing to the design of combinational and sequential circuits, this book uses these fundamental building blocks as the basis for designing a RISC-V processor. SystemVerilog and VHDL are integrated throughout the text in examples illustrating the methods and techniques for CAD-based circuit design. The companion website includes a chapter on I/O systems with practical examples that show how to use SparkFun’s RED-V RedBoard to communicate with peripheral devices such as LCDs, Bluetooth radios, and motors. This book will be a valuable resource for students taking a course that combines digital logic and computer architecture or students taking a two-quarter sequence in digital logic and computer organization/architecture. Covers the fundamentals of digital logic design and reinforces logic concepts through the design of a RISC-V microprocessor Gives students a full understanding of the RISC-V instruction set architecture, enabling them to build a RISC-V processor and program the RISC-V processor in hardware simulation, software simulation, and in hardware Includes both SystemVerilog and VHDL designs of fundamental building blocks as well as of single-cycle, multicycle, and pipelined versions of the RISC-V architecture Features a companion website with a bonus chapter on I/O systems with practical examples that show how to use SparkFun’s RED-V RedBoard to communicate with peripheral devices such as LCDs, Bluetooth radios, and motors The companion website also includes appendices covering practical digital design issues and C programming as well as links to CAD tools, lecture slides, laboratory projects, and solutions to exercises See the companion EdX MOOCs ENGR85A and ENGR85B with video lectures and interactive problems
The Return of the Policy That Shall Not Be Named: Principles of Industrial Policy Reda Cherif 2019-03-26 Industrial policy is tainted with bad reputation among policymakers and academics and is often viewed as the road to perdition for developing economies. Yet the success of the Asian Miracles with industrial policy stands as an uncomfortable story that many ignore or claim it cannot be replicated. Using a theory and empirical evidence, we argue that one can learn more from miracles than failures. We suggest three key principles behind their success: (i) the support of domestic producers in sophisticated industries, beyond the initial comparative advantage; (ii) export orientation; and (iii) the pursuit of fierce competition with strict accountability.