Across the Wide Ocean Karen Romano Young 2007-05 Demystifies navigation at sea by following a turtle, a whale, a shark, a submarine, a sailboat, and a container ship on their journeys across the ocean.
The 2030 Spike Colin Mason 2013-06-17 The clock is relentlessly ticking! Our world teeters on a knife-edge between a peaceful and prosperous future for all, and a dark winter of death and destruction that threatens to smother the light of civilization. Within 30 years, in the 2030 decade, six powerful 'drivers' will converge with unprecedented force in a statistical spike that could tear humanity apart and plunge the world into a new Dark Age. Depleted fuel supplies, massive population growth, poverty, global climate change, famine, growing water shortages and international lawlessness are on a crash course with potentially catastrophic consequences. In the face of both doomsaying and denial over the state of our world, Colin Mason cuts through the rhetoric and reams of conflicting data to muster the evidence to illustrate a broad picture of the world as it is, and our possible futures. Ultimately his message is clear; we must act decisively, collectively and immediately to alter the trajectory of humanity away from catastrophe. Offering over 100 priorities for immediate action, The 2030 Spike serves as a guidebook for humanity through the treacherous minefields and wastelands ahead to a bright, peaceful and prosperous future in which all humans have the opportunity to thrive and build a better civilization. This book is powerful and essential reading for all people concerned with the future of humanity and planet earth.
Principles of Animal Locomotion R. McNeill Alexander 2013-10-31 How can geckoes walk on the ceiling and basilisk lizards run over water? What are the aerodynamic effects that enable small insects to fly? What are the relative merits of squids' jet-propelled swimming and fishes' tail-powered swimming? Why do horses change gait as they increase speed? What determines our own vertical leap? Recent technical advances have greatly increased researchers' ability to answer these questions with certainty and in detail. This text provides an up-to-date overview of how animals run, walk, jump, crawl, swim, soar, hover, and fly. Excluding only the tiny creatures that use cilia, it covers all animals that power their movements with muscle--from roundworms to whales, clams to elephants, and gnats to albatrosses. The introduction sets out the general rules governing all modes of animal locomotion and considers the performance criteria--such as speed, endurance, and economy--that have shaped their selection. It introduces energetics and optimality as basic principles. The text then tackles each of the major modes by which animals move on land, in water, and through air. It explains the mechanisms involved and the physical and biological forces shaping those mechanisms, paying particular attention to energy costs. Focusing on general principles but extensively discussing a wide variety of individual cases, this is a superb synthesis of current knowledge about animal locomotion. It will be enormously useful to advanced undergraduates, graduate students, and a range of professional biologists, physicists, and engineers.
The World Book Encyclopedia 2006 An encyclopedia designed especially to meet the needs of elementary, junior high, and senior high school students.
Submarine Tom Clancy 2003-05-06 Only the author of The Hunt for Red October could capture the reality of life aboard a nuclear submarine. Only a writer of Mr. Clancy's magnitude could obtain security clearance for information, diagrams, and photographs never before available to the public. Now, every civilian can enter this top secret world...the weapons, the procedures, the people themselves...the startling facts behind the fiction that made Tom Clancy a #1 bestselling author.
Research and Management Techniques for the Conservation of Sea Turtles 1999
Being Digital Nicholas Negroponte 2015-01-21 In lively, mordantly witty prose, Negroponte decodes the mysteries--and debunks the hype--surrounding bandwidth, multimedia, virtual reality, and the Internet, and explains why such touted innovations as the fax and the CD-ROM are likely to go the way of the BetaMax. "Succinct and readable. . . . If you suffer from digital anxiety . . . here is a book that lays it all out for you."--Newsday.
Life of Pi Yann Martel 2009-03-19 Life of Pi is a masterful and utterly original novel that is at once the story of a young castaway who faces immeasurable hardships on the high seas, and a meditation on religion, faith, art and life that is as witty as it is profound. Using the threads of all of our best stories, Yann Martel has woven a glorious spiritual adventure that makes us question what it means to be alive, and to believe.
Language Behavior Johnnye Akin 2013-07-05
Marine Anthropogenic Litter Melanie Bergmann 2015-06-01 This book describes how man-made litter, primarily plastic, has spread into the remotest parts of the oceans and covers all aspects of this pollution problem from the impacts on wildlife and human health to socio-economic and political issues. Marine litter is a prime threat to marine wildlife, habitats and food webs worldwide. The book illustrates how advanced technologies from deep-sea research, microbiology and mathematic modelling as well as classic beach litter counts by volunteers contributed to the broad awareness of marine litter as a problem of global significance. The authors summarise more than five decades of marine litter research, which receives growing attention after the recent discovery of great oceanic garbage patches and the ubiquity of microscopic plastic particles in marine organisms and habitats. In 16 chapters, authors from all over the world have created a universal view on the diverse field of marine litter pollution, the biological impacts, dedicated research activities, and the various national and international legislative efforts to combat this environmental problem. They recommend future research directions necessary for a comprehensive understanding of this environmental issue and the development of efficient management strategies. This book addresses scientists, and it provides a solid knowledge base for policy makers, NGOs, and the broader public.
Emily Post's Etiquette, 19th Edition Lizzie Post 2017-04-18 Completely revised and updated with a focus on civility and inclusion, the 19th edition of Emily Post’s Etiquette is the most trusted resource for navigating life’s every situation From social networking to social graces, Emily Post is the definitive source on etiquette for generations of Americans. That tradition continues with the fully revised and updated 19th edition of Etiquette. Authored by etiquette experts Lizzie Post and Daniel Post Senning—Emily Post’s great-great grandchildren—this edition tackles classic etiquette and manners advice with an eye toward diversity and the contemporary sensibility that etiquette is defined by consideration, respect, and honesty. As our personal and professional networks grow, our lives become more intertwined. This 19th edition offers insight and wisdom with a fresh approach that directly reflects today’s social landscape. Emily Post’s Etiquette incorporates an even broader spectrum of issues while still addressing the traditions that Americans appreciate, including: Weddings Invitations Loss, grieving, and condolences Entertaining at home and planning celebrations Table manners Greetings and introductions Social media and personal branding Political conversations Living with neighbors Digital networking and job seeking The workplace Sports, gaming, and recreation Emily Post’s Etiquette also includes advice on names and titles—including Mx.—dress codes, invitations and gift-giving, thank-you notes and common courtesies, tipping and dining out, dating, and life milestones. It is the ultimate guide for anyone concerned with civility, inclusion, and kindness. Though times change, the principles of good etiquette remain the same. Above all, manners are a sensitive awareness of the needs of others—sincerity and good intentions always matter more than knowing which fork to use. The Emily Post Institute, Inc., is one of America’s most unique family businesses. In addition to authoring books, the Institute provides business etiquette seminars and e-learning courses worldwide, hosts the weekly Q&A podcast Awesome Etiquette and trains those interested in teaching Emily Post Etiquette.
Marine mammals and sea turtles of the Mediterranean and Black Seas
The war of the American Revolution Robert W. Coakley 1975
Commerce Business Daily 2000
Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea Jules Verne 1887
How Izzy Bear Found Her Shadow Chris Sanders 2012-12-10 Welcome to the world of Izzy Bear and her Friends! One morning Izzy Bear woke up and ran outside to play with her friend Duck, along the way to meet their friends down by the lake they realize that Izzy Bear has lost something very valuable- her shadow. Have your children read along to meet all the lovely and lively characters in this soon to be cherished family favorite! See how all of Izzy Bears friends try to lend their shadows so she is not so upset by losing it and not having hers. In the end they not only learn about how to be a good friend, but also how we are all unique and need to cast our own individual shadow in life. Izzy Bear's Mom let's them know that no matter what we must be who we are as individuals or it just does not fit "right" for us!
Atmosphere, Ocean and Climate Dynamics John Marshall 2007-12-19 For advanced undergraduate and beginning graduate students in atmospheric, oceanic, and climate science, Atmosphere, Ocean and Climate Dynamics is an introductory textbook on the circulations of the atmosphere and ocean and their interaction, with an emphasis on global scales. It will give students a good grasp of what the atmosphere and oceans look like on the large-scale and why they look that way. The role of the oceans in climate and paleoclimate is also discussed. The combination of observations, theory and accompanying illustrative laboratory experiments sets this text apart by making it accessible to students with no prior training in meteorology or oceanography. * Written at a mathematical level that is appealing for undergraduates and beginning graduate students * Provides a useful educational tool through a combination of observations and laboratory demonstrations which can be viewed over the web * Contains instructions on how to reproduce the simple but informative laboratory experiments * Includes copious problems (with sample answers) to help students learn the material.
The World Is Flat [Further Updated and Expanded; Release 3.0] Thomas L. Friedman 2007-08-07 This new edition of Friedman's landmark book explains the flattening of the world better than ever- and takes a new measure of the effects of this change on each of us.
Backpacker 2000-03 Backpacker brings the outdoors straight to the reader's doorstep, inspiring and enabling them to go more places and enjoy nature more often. The authority on active adventure, Backpacker is the world's first GPS-enabled magazine, and the only magazine whose editors personally test the hiking trails, camping gear, and survival tips they publish. Backpacker's Editors' Choice Awards, an industry honor recognizing design, feature and product innovation, has become the gold standard against which all other outdoor-industry awards are measured.
Journal of Inventions Jaspre Bark 2009-03-01 Based on the master's notebooks, this pop-up journal with moveable parts and colorful illustrations examines and explores his creative thinking and inventions, including an in-depth look at his flying machine, coil-spring clock mechanisms, and designs for armored vehicles.
Full Fathom Five Mary Lee Coe Fowler 2008-04-29 One woman s quest for knowledge of her father lost at sea"
Magna-Tiles Play Book Olya Valenta 2020-10-22 In an era when screens dominate children's imaginations, Magna-Tiles stands for 100% unplugged fun. With over 150 creative Magna-Tiles build ideas, activities, and challenges curated from Magna-Tiles fans around the world, this book is designed to inspire the next generation of lifelong inventors, explorers, and learners.With thoughtful text and bright illustrations, children are exposed to all kinds of exciting projects: building a rainbow, designing a Magna-Tiles or Magna-Qubix circuit, going on a magnetism hunt, and more. The book itself is simply a collection of Magna-Tiles and Magna-Qubix creations and activities to inspire and guide young builders. There are minimal instructions because we want to allow little ones to build freely and improvise.Chapters are divided up by beginner (ages 3+), intermediate (ages 4-5), advanced (ages 5+) and STEAM learning (ages 3 and up with adult help) featuring activities to encourage inventiveness, problem solving skills, and creativity to keep young builders occupied for hours.Mr. Magna-Tiles pops up throughout the book to provide helpful tips, and even shares fun facts about Magna-Tiles! Magna-Tiles Play Book is perfect for STEAM-loving kids and families looking for a fun way to play together - and anyone else who is ready to get creative!2020 Magna-Tiles. All rights reserved.
The Information James Gleick 2011-03-01 From the bestselling author of the acclaimed Chaos and Genius comes a thoughtful and provocative exploration of the big ideas of the modern era: Information, communication, and information theory. Acclaimed science writer James Gleick presents an eye-opening vision of how our relationship to information has transformed the very nature of human consciousness. A fascinating intellectual journey through the history of communication and information, from the language of Africa’s talking drums to the invention of written alphabets; from the electronic transmission of code to the origins of information theory, into the new information age and the current deluge of news, tweets, images, and blogs. Along the way, Gleick profiles key innovators, including Charles Babbage, Ada Lovelace, Samuel Morse, and Claude Shannon, and reveals how our understanding of information is transforming not only how we look at the world, but how we live. A New York Times Notable Book A Los Angeles Times and Cleveland Plain Dealer Best Book of the Year Winner of the PEN/E. O. Wilson Literary Science Writing Award
Alphabet Tracing Soar Learning Company 2015-06-05 Alphabet Tracing, Letters A-Z, provides extensive focus on alphabet tracing and printed letter formation for the preschool and kindergarten beginning writer. The full-page format focuses on one alphabet at a time, which allows additional alphabet tracing practice for the beginning writer. This children's handwriting workbook has a minimum of 30 opportunities to trace each alphabet before free-writing practice pages are presented. Once a student has adequately mastered tracing each alphabet they may then move on to the next section or skip around to other alphabets as comfortable. Daily penmanship practice will help increase your student's ability to: -Print uppercase and lowercase letters of the alphabet and recognize the difference between the two. -Write from left to right and top to bottom of page. -Recognize spacing between printed alphabet letters and eventually words. -Understand the concept of writing letters. -Write words and brief sentences that are legible. -Write his/her own first and last name and other important words. Some neurologists advocate writing to learn. One states, "The practice of writing can enhance the brain's intake, processing, retaining, and retrieving of information. Through writing, students can increase their comfort with and success in understanding complex material, unfamiliar concepts, and subject-specific vocabulary." Preschool and Kindergarten is the perfect time to prepare for alphabet tracing and handwriting practice since preschool, kindergarten and 1st grade students do not have to prepare for assessments. Focus can instead be placed on their literacy development. Reading to children and talking to them directly can be huge. Parents can start conversations-helping to build verbal vocabulary, write a grocery list together-helping to practice handwriting skills, and select books together at the library-allowing students to enjoy the usefulness of the printed word. Another way to raise their awareness of language in their environment is to point to street signs, billboards, traffic signs, and menus in restaurants-saying the whole word and/or pointing to each individual alphabet while saying calling out each letter. This alphabet tracing workbook for preschool, kindergarten, and 1st grade is a perfect companion to online and computerized alphabet software to teach kids alphabet recognition. It can be used on short and long car rides. Getting students used to using paper workbooks will give them a distinct advantage over students who have only used wipe clean alphabet books and computerized alphabet software-this alphabet tracing book is similar to the writing, social studies, and language arts workbooks students will use in their classrooms.
McGraw-Hill's 10 ACT Practice Tests, Second Edition Steven W. Dulan 2008-07-01 We want to give you the practice you need on the ACT McGraw-Hill's 10 ACT Practice Tests helps you gauge what the test measures, how it's structured, and how to budget your time in each section. Written by the founder and faculty of Advantage Education, one of America's most respected providers of school-based test-prep classes, this book provides you with the intensive ACT practice that will help your scores improve from each test to the next. You'll be able to sharpen your skills, boost your confidence, reduce your stress-and to do your very best on test day. 10 complete sample ACT exams, with full explanations for every answer 10 sample writing prompts for the optional ACT essay portion Scoring Worksheets to help you calculate your total score for every test Expert guidance in prepping students for the ACT More practice and extra help online ACT is a registered trademark of ACT, Inc., which was not involved in the production of, and does not endorse, this product.
Living Energy Robert Campagnola 2014-03-19 The life force, also known as “spirit,” is the essence of being and the conscious and most important form of energy. Living energy is personal and within our conscious control, and by learning about it, we can use it to transform our life into vibrant and meaningful expressions of who we really are. Consciousness is purely energetic and therefore difficult to quantify in mechanistic terms. It is the characteristic of living energy and is the foundation of awareness. Consciousness is the thread running through all life. Living Energy is an introduction to the process of mystic spirituality. The reader is encouraged to attain a deep and meaningful connection to the divine with expanded awareness. The principles given in this book are equally relevant to the novice and the advanced practitioner. Robert explains how we may reveal our hidden potential by shifting our perception away from what is customary and comfortable to open the doors to greater spiritual awareness.
The Craft of Scientific Presentations Michael Alley 2006-05-17 This timely and hugely practical work provides a score of examples from contemporary and historical scientific presentations to show clearly what makes an oral presentation effective. It considers presentations made to persuade an audience to adopt some course of action (such as funding a proposal) as well as presentations made to communicate information, and it considers these from four perspectives: speech, structure, visual aids, and delivery. It also discusses computer-based projections and slide shows as well as overhead projections. In particular, it looks at ways of organizing graphics and text in projected images and of using layout and design to present the information efficiently and effectively.
Union And Confederate Submarine Warfare In The Civil War Mark K. Ragan 1999-11-21 Submarine use and experimentation during the Civil War was far more widespread than generally known. Drawing on years of archival research, submarine expert Mark Ragan outlines the building programs, construction plans, and underwater operations of both the Union and the Confederacy. 50 photos/illustrations. 6 maps. Nationwide book signings.
Slicing Pizzas, Racing Turtles, and Further Adventures in Applied Mathematics Robert B. Banks 2012-05-02 Have you ever daydreamed about digging a hole to the other side of the world? Robert Banks not only entertains such ideas but, better yet, he supplies the mathematical know-how to turn fantasies into problem-solving adventures. In this sequel to the popular Towing Icebergs, Falling Dominoes (Princeton, 1998), Banks presents another collection of puzzles for readers interested in sharpening their thinking and mathematical skills. The problems range from the wondrous to the eminently practical. In one chapter, the author helps us determine the total number of people who have lived on earth; in another, he shows how an understanding of mathematical curves can help a thrifty lover, armed with construction paper and scissors, keep expenses down on Valentine's Day. In twenty-six chapters, Banks chooses topics that are fairly easy to analyze using relatively simple mathematics. The phenomena he describes are ones that we encounter in our daily lives or can visualize without much trouble. For example, how do you get the most pizza slices with the least number of cuts? To go from point A to point B in a downpour of rain, should you walk slowly, jog moderately, or run as fast as possible to get least wet? What is the length of the seam on a baseball? If all the ice in the world melted, what would happen to Florida, the Mississippi River, and Niagara Falls? Why do snowflakes have six sides? Covering a broad range of fields, from geography and environmental studies to map- and flag-making, Banks uses basic algebra and geometry to solve problems. If famous scientists have also pondered these questions, the author shares the historical details with the reader. Designed to entertain and to stimulate thinking, this book can be read for sheer personal enjoyment.
The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian Sherman Alexie 2012-01-10 Bestselling author Sherman Alexie tells the story of Junior, a budding cartoonist growing up on the Spokane Indian Reservation. Determined to take his future into his own hands, Junior leaves his troubled school on the rez to attend an all-white farm town high school where the only other Indian is the school mascot. Heartbreaking, funny, and beautifully written, The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, which is based on the author's own experiences, coupled with poignant drawings by Ellen Forney that reflect the character's art, chronicles the contemporary adolescence of one Native American boy as he attempts to break away from the life he was destined to live. With a forward by Markus Zusak, interviews with Sherman Alexie and Ellen Forney, and four-color interior art throughout, this edition is perfect for fans and collectors alike.
Convertible Submarine Claire Philip 2016-04-01
Etherscope Etherscope 2006-05-01
The Turtle Mound Murder Mary Clay 2003-01 Rebecca, a recent divorcâee, goes with her best friends Penny Sue and Ruthie to New Smyrna Beach, but when the women become suspects in the murder of a Turtle Patrol opponent, they must hunt for the real killer in order to clear their names.
Hatchet Gary Paulsen 2009-08-25 Celebrate the thirtieth anniversary of the Newbery Honor–winning survival novel Hatchet with a pocket-sized edition perfect for travelers to take along on their own adventures. This special anniversary edition includes a new introduction and commentary by author Gary Paulsen, pen-and-ink illustrations by Drew Willis, and a water resistant cover. Hatchet has also been nominated as one of America’s best-loved novels by PBS’s The Great American Read. Thirteen-year-old Brian Robeson, haunted by his secret knowledge of his mother’s infidelity, is traveling by single-engine plane to visit his father for the first time since the divorce. When the plane crashes, killing the pilot, the sole survivor is Brian. He is alone in the Canadian wilderness with nothing but his clothing, a tattered windbreaker, and the hatchet his mother had given him as a present. At first consumed by despair and self-pity, Brian slowly learns survival skills—how to make a shelter for himself, how to hunt and fish and forage for food, how to make a fire—and even finds the courage to start over from scratch when a tornado ravages his campsite. When Brian is finally rescued after fifty-four days in the wild, he emerges from his ordeal with new patience and maturity, and a greater understanding of himself and his parents.
Turtle Roy R. Manstan 2016-04-28 David Bushnell built a submarine in 1776 and attempted to use it to sink the British flagship HMS Eagle. More than two centuries later students at Old Saybrook High School created a working replica of Bushnell's submarine. The knowledge gained from testing the Turtle replica enabled the authors to speculate as to what America's first submariner Ezra Lee experienced during the attack and what may have caused the attack to fail.
Raising Supaman Nathaniel A. Turner 2014-01-11 In October 1994, Nathaniel Turner received news that left him petrified and ecstatic - he was going to be a father. Turner was inexperienced and unprepared. There was no guidebook on how to be a father. Determined to defy stereotypes and to be a great father, Turner created his own parenting manual. Raising Supaman is a collection of beautifully written letters Turner wrote to his son. The wonderfully loving letters established the "relational legacy," provided instruction on being a great citizen, inspired his son to strive for excellence, and left a historical account of a parent's love. Raising Supaman is loaded with practical, insightful and useful tips to help parents. Raising Supaman encourages parents to be their best so that they can raise successful children. Whether you are dealing with the growing pains of a child or whether you are a attempting to inspire or motivate a child, Raising Supaman is a must read. If you've been looking for the answers: an instructional manual for great parenting, a tool to improve your relationship with your child and a guidebook that can inspire a child to consistently reach for the moon, Raising Supaman is just the book for you.
US Submarines 1941–45 Jim Christley 2012-02-20 Naval warfare in the Pacific changed completely with the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor in 1941. The strategic emphasis shifted from battleships to much more lethal, far-ranging weapons systems; one of these was the submarine. This book details the design and development, classes, weapons and equipment, tactics and operational history of the US submarine in World War II. Detailed tables, photographs, and superb color plates depict the force that had an effect far beyond its size – the submarine accounted for 55% of all Japanese shipping losses, despite suffering the highest percentage loss of any unit of the United State Armed Forces in World War II.
American Turtle Submarine, The Arthur Lefkowitz 2011-02-16 An effort of genius. -George Washington to Thomas Jefferson, 1785 The world's first submarine was used during the American Revolution. While other men his age supported the country with muskets, Yale graduate David Bushnell sought the answer to one important question: how to defend America against the British Royal Navy. His answer was the American Turtle. Focusing on the vessel's most important mission, sinking Britain's flagship in New York harbor, this concise history follows the development of the invention from drawing table to open water and onwards.
Submarine Design Ulrich Gabler 2000