Category : History
Editor : Macmillan Higher Education
ISBN : 9781319109776
Type : PDF, Epub and Kindle
Language : en
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Ways of the World is one of the most successful and innovative textbooks for world history. This 2-in-1 textbook and reader includes a brief-by-design narrative that focuses on significant historical developments and broad themes in world history. With keen consideration of the needs of their student audience, authors Robert W. Strayer and Eric W. Nelson provide an insightful, big picture synthesis that helps students discern what matters most in world history--patterns and variations on both global and regional levels and continuity and change over time. With the same personal touch, the authors guide students to consider primary and secondary source evidence the way historians do. Available for free when packaged with the print book, the popular digital assignment options for this text bring skill building and assessment to a highly effective level. The active learning options come in LaunchPad, which combines an accessible e-book with LearningCurve, an adaptive and automatically graded learning tool that—when assigned—helps ensure students read the book; the complete companion reader with Thinking through Sources digital exercises that help students build arguments from those sources; and many other study and assessment tools. For instructors who want the easiest and most affordable way to ensure students come to class prepared, Achieve Read & Practice pairs LearningCurve adaptive quizzing and our mobile, accessible Value Edition e-book, in one easy-to-use product.

Category : History
Editor :
ISBN : NWU:35556040928855
Type : PDF, Epub and Kindle
Language : en
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Documents from earliest times the history of roads, bridges and vehicles, and interprets their role in the economic and societal patterns of civilization

Category : Fiction
Editor : CreateSpace
ISBN : 1496138856
Type : PDF, Epub and Kindle
Language : en
Views : 370
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Detroit, Michigan - 1842 After the devastating trauma she suffered in Olivia, Mourning and finally knowing the reality with which she must contend, Olivia strives to rebuild herself – emotionally, socially, and financially. She starts a new life in Detroit, the young and exciting city on a river where she has come to feel at home. New friends help the healing process, while she continues her search for the two people she loves, who have disappeared from her life. She finds the greatest solace in helping fugitive slaves escape over the river to Canada. She believes, as one of her new friends says, “In this time and place it is the most worthy thing a person can do.” Olivia remains a compelling protagonist on a journey to find a way to do the right thing in a world in which so much is wrong.

Category : History
Editor : Macmillan Higher Education
ISBN : 9781319018559
Type : PDF, Epub and Kindle
Language : en
Views : 676
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Ways of the World is one of the most successful and innovative textbooks for world history. The brief-by-design narrative is truly global and focuses on significant historical trends, themes, and developments in world history. Authors Robert W. Strayer, a pioneer in the world history movement with years of classroom experience, along with new co-author Eric W. Nelson, a popular and skilled teacher, provide a thoughtful and insightful synthesis that helps students see the big picture while teaching students to consider the evidence the way historians do.

Category : Business & Economics
Editor : Currency
ISBN : 9781524758868
Type : PDF, Epub and Kindle
Language : en
Views : 194
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World-renowned economist Klaus Schwab, Founder and Executive Chairman of the World Economic Forum, explains that we have an opportunity to shape the fourth industrial revolu­tion, which will fundamentally alter how we live and work. Schwab argues that this revolution is different in scale, scope and complexity from any that have come before. Characterized by a range of new technologies that are fusing the physical, digital and biological worlds, the developments are affecting all disciplines, economies, industries and governments, and even challenging ideas about what it means to be human. Artificial intelligence is already all around us, from supercomputers, drones and virtual assistants to 3D printing, DNA sequencing, smart thermostats, wear­able sensors and microchips smaller than a grain of sand. But this is just the beginning: nanomaterials 200 times stronger than steel and a million times thinner than a strand of hair and the first transplant of a 3D printed liver are already in development. Imagine “smart factories” in which global systems of manu­facturing are coordinated virtually, or implantable mobile phones made of biosynthetic materials. The fourth industrial revolution, says Schwab, is more significant, and its ramifications more profound, than in any prior period of human history. He outlines the key technologies driving this revolution and discusses the major impacts expected on government, business, civil society and individu­als. Schwab also offers bold ideas on how to harness these changes and shape a better future—one in which technology empowers people rather than replaces them; progress serves society rather than disrupts it; and in which innovators respect moral and ethical boundaries rather than cross them. We all have the opportunity to contribute to developing new frame­works that advance progress.

Category : Young Adult Fiction
Editor : Page Publishing Inc
ISBN : 9781644623213
Type : PDF, Epub and Kindle
Language : en
Views : 332
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Screwed-Up World 2 is the continuing saga about six teens who wake up in a zombie apocalypse. In the first book, which is out, they start out as teenagers and learn how to survive in a zombie world. In the second book, they had grown up and still fought to survive. They made friends along the way and lost them as well. They have to learn how to cope with the loss of those friends and keep moving. Jay Storm tells his story about his life in a zombie world as he writes in his journal in the hopes someone finds his journal and learns how to live in the zombie world he lived in.

Category : Foreign Language Study
Editor : Cambridge University Press
ISBN : 0521568137
Type : PDF, Epub and Kindle
Language : en
Views : 100
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This course for young students is a success story all over the world, winning praise from both teachers and students alike for its innovative approach that really does work. The Teacher's Book is clear and comprehensive and includes an 'A-Z of Methodology' reference section. Videos and tests are also available for all levels of the course. Levels 1-4 contain around 80 hours of class work depending on the various options used. The Starter Level provides around 40-60 hours of class work. Key Features: * Enjoyable activities that encourage all students to take part, whatever their level. * Interesting topics linked to the school curriculum. * A clearly structured, active approach to grammar. * The popular 'Parcel of English' scheme.

Category : Business & Economics
Editor : St. Martin's Press
ISBN : 9781466876088
Type : PDF, Epub and Kindle
Language : en
Views : 320
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Of the roughly 6.97 billion people on Earth today, approximately 2 billion of them are under 20 years old. Millennials have a lot of reputations these days, but powerful, smart, and affective are not usually the adjectives used to describe them. Jared Kleinert and Stacey Ferreira want to change that and empower these young people to follow their dreams, set goals, and achieve success. Both young successful entrepreneurs themselves, they believe in breaking down age barriers to make a difference. Jared, best-known as the Founder and CEO of Synergist, and Stacey, best-known as the Co-Founder of MySocialCloud.com met in 2012 at the Under 20 Thiel Fellowship Summit. After speaking with their equally impressive peers, they realized that these 2 billion young voices have inspiring stories to share with the world and they wanted to bring them to life through 2 Billion Under 20. Jared and Stacey also decided to start an online community, www.2BillionUnder20.com where young people could help each other grow and develop their dreams into reality. They've curated an anthology of amazing stories from their peers. Contributors like Paige McKenzie who started her own YouTube channel at the age of 16 that now has more than 55 million views and Jack Andraka who created an early detection Pancreatic cancer test at age 14 have joined forces to show the world that age is just a number.

Category : Science
Editor : Flatiron Books
ISBN : 9781250123817
Type : PDF, Epub and Kindle
Language : en
Views : 288
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INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER “One of the most important books I’ve ever read—an indispensable guide to thinking clearly about the world.” – Bill Gates “Hans Rosling tells the story of ‘the secret silent miracle of human progress’ as only he can. But Factfulness does much more than that. It also explains why progress is so often secret and silent and teaches readers how to see it clearly.” —Melinda Gates "Factfulness by Hans Rosling, an outstanding international public health expert, is a hopeful book about the potential for human progress when we work off facts rather than our inherent biases." - Former U.S. President Barack Obama Factfulness: The stress-reducing habit of only carrying opinions for which you have strong supporting facts. When asked simple questions about global trends—what percentage of the world’s population live in poverty; why the world’s population is increasing; how many girls finish school—we systematically get the answers wrong. So wrong that a chimpanzee choosing answers at random will consistently outguess teachers, journalists, Nobel laureates, and investment bankers. In Factfulness, Professor of International Health and global TED phenomenon Hans Rosling, together with his two long-time collaborators, Anna and Ola, offers a radical new explanation of why this happens. They reveal the ten instincts that distort our perspective—from our tendency to divide the world into two camps (usually some version of us and them) to the way we consume media (where fear rules) to how we perceive progress (believing that most things are getting worse). Our problem is that we don’t know what we don’t know, and even our guesses are informed by unconscious and predictable biases. It turns out that the world, for all its imperfections, is in a much better state than we might think. That doesn’t mean there aren’t real concerns. But when we worry about everything all the time instead of embracing a worldview based on facts, we can lose our ability to focus on the things that threaten us most. Inspiring and revelatory, filled with lively anecdotes and moving stories, Factfulness is an urgent and essential book that will change the way you see the world and empower you to respond to the crises and opportunities of the future. --- “This book is my last battle in my life-long mission to fight devastating ignorance...Previously I armed myself with huge data sets, eye-opening software, an energetic learning style and a Swedish bayonet for sword-swallowing. It wasn’t enough. But I hope this book will be.” Hans Rosling, February 2017.

Category : History
Editor : Macmillan Higher Education
ISBN : 9781319170288
Type : PDF, Epub and Kindle
Language : en
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Designed as a companion reader to accompany Ways of the World, each chapter of Thinking through Sources for Ways of the World contains a Thinking through Sources project of six to eight carefully selected written and visual primary sources organized around a particular theme, issue, or question. Each of these projects is followed by a related Historians’ Viewpoints secondary source feature, which pairs two brief excerpts from historians who comment on some aspect of the topics covered in the primary sources. Each source feature is accompanied by incisive questions to guide students’ skillful examination of the sources. Headnotes and questions to consider before each document help students approach the documents, and essay questions at the end of each chapter provide a starting point for classroom discussion or a written assignment. Thinking through Sources for Ways of the World is FREE when packaged with Ways of the World, and is included for FREE with ACHIEVE: Read and Practice, and in the LaunchPad for Ways of the World. In LaunchPad, innovative auto-graded exercises accompanying the Thinking through Sources projects supply a distinctive and sophisticated pedagogy that not only help students understand the sources but think critically about them. Thinking through Sources for Ways of the World is also available to customize through Bedford Select.