An indispensable planner and study skills reference/tutorial to help you to manage your time, your studies, your money, your social life and much, much more. Not just a diary, this planner is crammed with useful study skills hints and tips from the authors of the Study Skills series, plus an academic year diary, timetables, notes pages and more. It's in a spiral bound format for ease of use and has a plastic protective sheet at the front and back to ensure the diary remains in a perfect state for the whole year. It's priceless features include: A first week checklist. The perfect list to ensure your university year starts without a hitch. Semester or term planner. An easy to reference planner, ensuring you know where to be and when. Monthly planner and 'to do' lists. A handy overview of any key events or reminders, enabling you to plan ahead and not to forget those important birthdays, social events, assignment deadlines and tutorials. Monthly and weekly study skills and strategy tips. A series of prompts that help to keep you organised and ahead of the game. These will help you be proactive and effective in your learning activities, ensuring you produce work that meets high standards and allowing you to reflect on what you've achieved. Planning resource section. This includes checklists, outline planning tables, practical reference information and advice. This section also includes essential features such as a personal budget planner and revision timetables. "The personal development planning section is such a good idea. When applying {for jobs or} work experience, I've always been told to make a checklist of my skills and if it seems that I can't demonstrate them with examples then I need to write down ways that I can change that. Budget pages are great because it allows students to see exactly how much money they are spending. It's got everything a student would need based on my experience!" - Katy, University of Liverpool
This bestselling planner is the complete self-management tool for students. It contains everything students need to organize their information and time effectively, including study skills advice, diary pages, personal finance guidance, timetables, useful contacts and websites, spelling rules, notes pages and much more.
An accessible, informative first reference book that helps young children learn about trees, plants and funghi - what each of these things is, how to tell them apart, what each needs to survive and thrive, and their life cycles, including information about how they reproduce.
Sailing: A Beginner's Guide takes the reader step by stepfrom his or her first sail to an almost intuitive mastery of small boathandling. The delightful drawings combined with the author's appealingwriting style successfully explain topics in manageable double pagespreads. The book unravels the mysteries of reading the wind, guides thereader through his or her first tenuous steps aboard, and then beyondto navigation, safety, seamanship and even trailering, conveying themagic as well as the nuts and bolts of sailing. It is a gentleintroduction for those who are just starting out, and will provide manyevocative images for those who already sail. It's all here, moresuccessfully captured then ever before in one book. Inspirational fornovice and old hand alike. 'An excellent introduction… a remarkable work' Practical Boat Owner 'Streets ahead of the rest… highly recommended for beginners of all ages' Guernsey Press
The Importance Of Environmental Studies Cannot Be Disputed Since The Need For Sustainable Development Is A Key To The Future Of Mankind. Recognising This, The Honourable Supreme Court Of India Directed The Ugc To Introduce A Basic Course On Environmental Education For Undergraduate Courses In All Disciplines, To Be Implemented By Every University In The Country. Accordingly, The Ugc Constituted An Expert Committee To Formulate A Six-Month Core Module Syllabus For Environmental Studies. This Textbook Is The Outcome Of The Ugc S Efforts And Has Been Prepared As Per The Syllabus. It Is Designed To Bring About An Awareness On A Variety Of Environmental Concerns. It Attempts To Create A Pro-Environmental Attitude And A Behavioural Pattern In Society That Is Based On Creating Sustainable Lifestyles And A New Ethic Towards Conservation. This Textbook Stresses On A Balanced View Of Issues That Affect Our Daily Lives. These Issues Are Related To The Conflict Between Existing `Development Strategies And The Need For `Conservation . It Not Only Makes The Student Better Informed On These Concerns, But Is Expected To Lead The Student Towards Positive Action To Improve The Environment. Based On A Multidisciplinary Approach That Brings About An Appreciation Of The Natural World And Human Impact On Its Integrity, This Textbook Seeks Practical Answers To Make Human Civilization Sustainable On The Earth S Finite Resources. Attractively Priced At Rupees One Hundred And Fifteen Only, This Textbook Covers The Syllabus As Structured By The Ugc, Divided Into 8 Units And 50 Lectures. The First 7 Units, Which Cover 45 Lectures Are Classroom Teaching-Based, And Enhance Knowledge Skills And Attitude To Environment. Unit 8 Is Based On Field Activities To Be Covered In 5 Lecture Hours And Would Provide Students With First Hand Knowledge On Various Local Environmental Issues.
In Thomas Crobsy and the Tsimshian: Small Shoes for Feet Too Large, Clarence Bolt demonstrates that the Indians were conscious participants in the acculturation and conversion process -- as long as this met their goals -- and not merely passive receivers of the blessings as typically reported by the missionaries. In order to understand the complexities of Indian-European contact, Bolt argues, one must look at the reasons for the Indians' behaviour as well as those of the Europeans. He points out that the Indians actively influenced the manner in which their relationships with the white population developed, often resulting in a complex interaction in which the values of both groups rubbed off on each other.
The seventeen-year-old star of "Duck Dynasty" shares stories from her life and sheds light on the values and faith that influence her choices, while encouraging readers to remain true to themselves in the face of life's challenges.
Kill the prince. Give the princess a sword. Send her into battle. Watch her win. This poetry book is a work of feminist self-empowerment for women and of understanding for men. It deals with love, loss, self discovery, self love, grief, and inspiration. (Adeline Whitmore's second poetry book, The Agony of Healing, is now available, as well as her long-awaited follow up, A Woman's Place Is On The Throne.)
"I'm always impressed by pioneering efforts. This anthology represents a noteworthy beginning for this group of writers. From the triumphs over adversity dramatized in the first section, to the heartwarming and heartbreaking stories and poems of the final grouping, they show us sensitivity and inspire strength. They show us disability as it is lived honestly. Fables, fantasies, and tips about writing add something new, making this publication a unique contribution to disability literature."-Erik Weihenmayer, author of "Touch the Top of the World" and "The Adversity Advantage" Disabled people, in most ways, are just like everyone else. So it should come as no surprise that the stories, essays, and poems in "Behind Our Eyes" deal with situations and emotions that confront all of us: family and marriage, love and heartbreak, discord, appreciation of nature, and the desire to engage in the world more fully. In this uplifting collection, we read about the dedication of a guide dog who protects a blind woman and her young children from a burglar until police arrive; the inner struggle for a stroke victim whose world is rearranged overnight; the challenges faced by disabled children, spouses, and seniors when their families see their limitations instead of their abilities; the difficulty faced by a blind man coping with a team of insensitive doctors and nurses who seem to keep forgetting he can't see; and much more. A real and candid portrait of life with disability as well as an entertaining foray into the minds and hearts of a beautifully diverse group of people, "Behind Our Eyes" urges and inspires us to meet even our loftiest goals, embrace our individual vulnerabilities, and let our own imaginations soar.
A practical guide for effective test prep with strategies for improving your performance on any test—from the bestselling How to Study series. Testy on test day? Don’t stress! “Ace” Any Test offers proven step-by-step strategies you can use in any testing situation, from classroom quizzes to standardized exams such as the SAT. Education advocate and author Ron Fry unlocks every student’s successful side with preparation strategies such as reading for maximum retention, researching the teacher’s testing history and preferences, and using those inevitable jitters to psych yourself up and sharpen your focus.
One of a series of readers for African students which aims to help them to develop an awareness and a love of language, and consists of stories from all over Africa. In this story Ola and her family are very poor following the Nigerian civil war. Her father is dead and their money has disappeared.
A cult classic, from an era populated by the most colourful tennis players of all time, A Handful of Summers is an uninhibited account of adventures on the tennis circuits of the world. More about the hilarious escapades of players than the game itself, the book begins with a short series of vignettes from Forbes' childhood on a Cape farm, then takes the reader on a tennis tour - into locker rooms and restaurants, narrow streets and small hotels, and onwards to the lawns of Wimbledon and the caramel coloured clays of Roland Garros.
This unique and engaging study argues that the Western concern with achieving happiness should be understood in terms of its relationship to the political ideologies that have emerged since the Enlightenment. To do so, each chapter examines the place that happiness occupies in the construction of ideologies that have formed the political terrain of the West, including liberalism, postmodernism, socialism, fascism, and religion. Throughout, Hegel's phenomenology, Nietzsche's genealogy, and Derrida's account of deconstruction as reactions to modernization are used to show that the politics of happiness are always a clash of fundamental ideas of belonging, overcoming, and ethical responsibility. Stressing that the concept of happiness lies at the foundation of political movements, the book also looks at its place in the current global order, analyzing the emergence of such ideas as affective democracy that challenge the conventional notions of privatized, acquisitive happiness. Written in a clear manner, the work will appeal to political theory students and researchers looking for a critical and historical account of contemporary debates about the nature of happiness and ideology.
In this explosive, controversial, and profoundly alarming insider’s report, Senator Bob Graham reveals faults in America’s national security network severe enough to raise fundamental questions about the competence and honesty of public officials in the CIA, the FBI, and the White House. For ten years, Senator Graham served on the Senate Intelligence Committee, where he had access to some of the nation’s most closely guarded secrets. Following the attacks of September 11, 2001, Graham co-chaired a historic joint House-Senate inquiry into the intelligence community’s failures. From that investigation and his own personal fact-finding, Graham discovered disturbing evidence of terrorist activity and a web of complicity: • At one point, a terrorist support network conducted some of its operations through Saudi Arabia’s U.S. embassy–and a funding chain for terrorism led to the Saudi royal family. • In February 2002, only four months after combat began in Afghanistan, the Bush administration ordered General Tommy Franks to move vital military resources out of Afghanistan for an operation against Iraq–despite Franks’s privately stated belief that there was a job to finish in Afghanistan, and that the war on terrorism should focus next on terrorist targets in Somalia and Yemen. • Throughout 2002, President Bush directed the FBI to limit its investigations of Saudi Arabia, which supported some and possibly all of the September 11 hijackers. • The White House was so uncooperative with the bipartisan inquiry that its behavior bore all the hallmarks of a cover-up. • The FBI had an informant who was extremely close to two of the September 11 hijackers, and actually housed one of them, yet the existence of this informant and the scope of his contacts with the hijackers were covered up. • There were twelve instances when the September 11 plot could have been discovered and potentially foiled. • Days after 9/11, U.S. authorities allowed some Saudis to fly, despite a complete civil aviation ban, after which the government expedited the departure of more than one hundred Saudis from the United States. • Foreign leaders throughout the Middle East warned President Bush of exactly what would happen in a postwar Iraq, and those warnings went either ignored or unheeded. As a result of his Senate work, Graham has become convinced that the attacks of September 11 could have been avoided, and that the Bush administration’s war on terrorism has failed to address the immediate danger posed by al-Qaeda, Hezbollah, and Hamas in Afghanistan, Syria, Yemen, and Somalia. His book is a disturbing reminder that at the highest levels of national security, now more than ever, intelligence matters. From the Hardcover edition.
In response to the resurgence of Danish film, this book presents a collection of in-depth interviews with nineteen of Denmark's finest film-makers. Featuring interviews with Lars Von Trier, Soren Kragh-Jacobsen, Thomas Vinterberg and Gabriel Axel among many others.
Hollywood actor Kate Zenna and businessman David Wolfe tell their story of how a chance meeting gave birth to a thriving business presentation-coaching business. Follow David's journey as he goes from an on-camera ugly duckling to a presentation swan using Kate's Hollywood-based, true-life acting secrets.
Create stunning effects, from clouds of delicate meadow grasses to striking bamboo plantings by adding ornamental grasses to your garden. As well as providing a backdrop for flowering plants, they can bring movement and whispering sound to the garden.
From two of the founding members of the influential collective, the Royal Art Lodge Constructive Abandonment is a series of small paintings featuring surreal vignettes with animals and children weighed down by the pressures of life. With absurdly comedic interactions, the text varies from straightforward to even more abstract and nonsensical than the images that it accompanies. The paintings reference child’s play or literature and some are seemingly without reference, completely untethered. Michael Dumontier and Neil Farber are founding members of the Royal Art Lodge. Since the dissolution of the influential Winnipeg art collective, Dumontier and Farber continue to work and create art together. Constructive Abandonment is a partnership not only of two of today’s great contemporary artists but also of cohesive dissonance. Pages that could be forgettable one-liners become investigations into intellect and our ability to draw correlations between contradictory elements in a single image.

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