Noise: Living and Leading When Nobody Can Focus [EPUB]

Noise: Living and Leading When Nobody Can Focus [EPUB]
Noise: Living and Leading When Nobody Can Focus by Joseph McCormack
2019 | EPUB | ISBN: 9781119553373 | 28.62MB

Teaches managers and leaders to cut through the static and hone their focusing skills

In the current digital age, it is becoming increasingly more difficult to stay focused. Smartphones, tablets, smart watches, and other devices constantly vie for our attention. In both business and life, we are constantly bombarded with tweets, likes, mentions, and a constant stream of information. The inability to pay attention impacts learning, parenting, prioritizing, and leading. Not surprisingly, attention spans have gotten shorter. Already being pulled in a dozen directions every minute, managers and business leaders often struggle to address important issues and focus on everything that needs attention.

Noise: Living and Leading When Nobody Can Focus teaches managers and leaders how to help themselves and others sharpen their focusing skills. In this follow-up to his first book Brief―the proven, step-by-step approach to clear, concise, and effective communication―author Joseph McCormack helps readers cut through the static and devote their attention to what is important. This engaging, informative book will help you:

  • Apply effective, real-world techniques to hone your focus and reduce interference
  • Learn the lessons taught to organizations such as Harley-Davidson, BMO Harris Bank, MasterCard, and the US Army
  • Understand how modern technology can actually strengthen your focus if used correctly
  • Avoid becoming a casualty of “weapons of mass distraction”

Noise: Living and Leading When Nobody Can Focus is a valuable resource for leaders and managers seeking to develop laser-sharp focus and apply it to everything you do.

Hitler: Only the World Was Enough [EPUB]

Hitler: Only the World Was Enough [EPUB]
Hitler: Only the World Was Enough by Brendan Simms
2019 | EPUB | ISBN: 9781846142475 | 2.35MB

A revelatory new biography of Adolf Hitler from the acclaimed historian Brendan Simms

Adolf Hitler is one of the most studied men in history, and yet the most important things we think we know about him are wrong. As Brendan Simms's major new biography shows, Hitler's main preoccupation was not, as widely believed, the threat of Bolshevism, but that of international capitalism and Anglo-America. These two fears drove both his anti-semitism and his determination to secure the 'living space' necessary to survive in a world dominated by the British Empire and the United States.

Drawing on new sources, Brendan Simms traces the way in which Hitler's ideology emerged after the First World War. The United States and the British Empire were, in his view, models for Germany's own empire, similarly founded on appropriation of land, racism and violence. Hitler's aim was to create a similarly global future for Germany - a country seemingly doomed otherwise not just to irrelevance, but, through emigration and foreign influence, to extinction. His principal concern during the resulting cataclysm was not just what he saw as the clash between German and Jews, or German and Slav, but above all that between Germans and what he called the 'Anglo-Saxons'. In the end only dominance of the world would have been enough to achieve Hitler's objectives, and it ultimately required a coalition of virtually the entire world to defeat him.

Brendan Simms's new book is the first to explain Hitler's beliefs fully, demonstrating how, as ever, it is ideas that are the ultimate source of the most murderous behaviour.

Crucible: The Long End of the Great War and the Birth of a New World, 1917–1924 [EPUB]

Crucible: The Long End of the Great War and the Birth of a New World, 1917–1924 [EPUB]
Crucible: The Long End of the Great War and the Birth of a New World, 1917–1924 by Charles Emmerson
2019 | EPUB | ISBN: 9781847923967 | 2.92MB

The gripping story of the years that ended the Great War and launched Europe and America onto the roller coaster of the twentieth century, Crucible is filled with all-too-human tales of exuberant dreams, dark fears, and the absurdities of chance

In Petrograd, a fire is lit. The Tsar is packed off to Siberia. A rancorous Russian exile returns to proclaim a workers' revolution. In America, black soldiers who have served their country in Europe demand their rights at home. An Austrian war veteran trained by the German army to give rousing speeches against the Bolshevik peril begins to rail against the Jews. A solar eclipse turns a former patent clerk into a celebrity. An American reporter living the high life in Paris searches out a new literary style.

Lenin and Hitler, Josephine Baker and Ernest Hemingway, Rosa Luxemburg and Mustafa Kemal--these are some of the protagonists in this dramatic panorama of a world in turmoil. Revolutions and civil wars erupt across Europe. A red scare hits America. Women win the vote. Marching tunes are syncopated into jazz. The real becomes surreal.

Encompassing both tragedy and humor, the celebrated author of 1913 brings immediacy and intimacy to this moment of deep historical transformation that molded the world we would come to inherit.

J.K. Lasser's Guide to Self-Employment: Taxes, Strategies, and Money-Saving Tips for Schedule C Filers, 2nd Edition [EPUB]

J.K. Lasser's Guide to Self-Employment: Taxes, Strategies, and Money-Saving Tips for Schedule C Filers, 2nd Edition [EPUB]
J.K. Lasser's Guide to Self-Employment: Taxes, Strategies, and Money-Saving Tips for Schedule C Filers, 2nd Edition by Barbara Weltman
2019 | EPUB | ISBN: 9781119658733 | 0.9MB

What every self-employed person needs to know about their taxes!

If you’re self-employed, chances are the majority of your time is spent finding new customers or clients, servicing existing ones, and handling each and every aspect of your business. Freelancers, independent contractors, gig economy participants, and other individuals working for themselves need to be aware of their responsibilities when it comes to paying their taxes. Even if you have an accountant or use tax preparation software, you may not be aware of all the deductions and credits you are entitled to. That’s where the experts at J.K. Lasser come in.

The second edition of J.K. Lasser's Guide to Self-Employment helps you file your taxes correctly, accurately, and on time. Using clear, jargon-free language, this bestselling guide explains the legal and financial implications of self-employment and shows you how to keep as much of your hard-earned money as legally possible. You will learn the essentials of tax reporting and see what types of valuable tax-saving deductions and credits you can claim. Fully updated to reflect changes in the tax code, this new edition features practical examples, easy-to-use worksheets, real-world tips, expert advice, and much more. A must-have resource for anyone who fills out a Schedule C at tax time, this book:

  • Offers effective strategies for reducing your tax bill and increasing your cash flow
  • Presents a detailed overview of the Schedule C that explains when, where, and what to file
  • Explains how to protect yourself on a tax-advantaged basis with insurance, health coverage, and retirement plans
  • Features advice on growing your business through technology and education programs
  • Provides new and updated information on the qualified business income deduction, getting certified for government contracts, recent legislation that protects freelancers, and more

Don’t let being a solopreneur and filing your taxes be a source of stress and anxiety for you and your business. J.K. Lasser's Guide to Self-Employment: Taxes, Strategies, and Money-Saving Tips for Schedule C Filersis here to help.

Masters of the Air: The Great War Pilots McLeod, McKeever, and MacLaren [EPUB]

Masters of the Air: The Great War Pilots McLeod, McKeever, and MacLaren [EPUB]
Masters of the Air: The Great War Pilots McLeod, McKeever, and MacLaren by Roger Gunn
2019 | EPUB | ISBN: 9781459745483 | 9.14MB

A fascinating look at three Canadian fighter pilots in the First World War.

Alan McLeod, from Stonewall, Manitoba, Andrew McKeever, originally from Listowel, Ontario, and Donald MacLaren, originally from Calgary, were daring and talented pilots. Although decidedly different from each other — in personality, in the planes they flew, and in their contribution to the war effort — they all shared a passion for flying and a strong sense of duty. One hundred years after they flew and fought for king and country, Masters of the Air brings these three men to life, detailing their development as pilots, their battles in the air, and their near-death experiences.

Like thousands of others, these three men answered the call to fight for the British Empire. In the skies of Europe, they achieved greatness, performing remarkable deeds in primitive planes when aviation was in its infancy.

The Little Ice Age: How Climate Made History 1300-1850 [EPUB]

The Little Ice Age: How Climate Made History 1300-1850 [EPUB]
The Little Ice Age: How Climate Made History 1300-1850 by Brian Fagan
2019 | EPUB | ISBN: 9780465022717 | 20.69MB

The groundbreaking history of how climate change transformed Europe and the world, from a renowned archaeologist -- updated with a new preface on the latest climate research

The Little Ice Age tells the fascinating story of the turbulent, unpredictable, and often very cold years of modern European history. Using sources ranging from the dates of long-ago wine harvests and the business records of medieval monasteries to modern chemical analysis of ice cores, renowned archaeologist Brian Fagan reveals how a 500-year cold snap began in the fourteenth century. As Fagan shows, the increasingly cold and stormy weather dramatically altered fishing and farming practices, and it shaped familiar events, from Norse exploration to the settlement of North America, from the French Revolution to the Irish potato famine to the Industrial Revolution.

Now updated with a new preface discussing the latest historical climate research, The Little Ice Age offers deeply important context for understanding today's age of global warming. As the Little Ice Age shows, climate change does not come in gentle, easy stages, and its influence on human life is profound.

First to Fight: The Polish War 1939 [EPUB]

First to Fight: The Polish War 1939 [EPUB]
First to Fight: The Polish War 1939 by Roger Moorhouse
2019 | EPUB | ISBN: 9781847924605 | 33.11MB

Drawing for the first time on Polish, German and Soviet sources, First to Fight is the definitive history of the German invasion of Poland, which opened the war in September 1939. Roger Moorhouse provides a dramatic narrative of military events, brought to life by a select cast of generals and politicians, soldiers and civilians from all sides. In the process, First to Fight explodes many of the myths that still surround the campaign and challenge our understanding of how Britain and France entered the war.

Did Britain and France assist their Polish ally to the best of their abilities when the German armies crossed the border on 1 September 1939? While they went to war with Germany, why did they not declare war on the Soviet Union when its troops invaded Poland from the east later in the month? And if the violation of Poland had been the reason to go to war in 1939, how could the Western Allies justify handing the country over on a plate to Stalin in 1945?

Published to tie in with the eightieth anniversary of the outbreak of the Second World War, First to Fight explodes many of the myths around what is a shameful chapter in both British and French history, and forensically examines a pivotal moment in the war’s history.

Photography: Night Sky: A Field Guide for Shooting after Dark [EPUB]

Photography: Night Sky: A Field Guide for Shooting after Dark [EPUB]
Photography: Night Sky: A Field Guide for Shooting after Dark by Jennifer Wu, James Martin
2014 | EPUB | ISBN: 9781594858383 | 31.64MB

Photography: Night Sky will give you the tips and techniques you need to take stunning photographs in the dark.You'll learn how to overcome the unique issues that confront nighttime photographers and capture images of whichyou'll be proud.

Co-author Jennifer Wu, an elite Canon "Explorer of Light" professional photographer, has become renowned for herability to capture nighttime phenomena, from quarter-phase moon rises to shooting stars to the ephemeral MilkyWay. this new guide reveals her methods and concentrates on photographing four principal subjects: stars as pointsof light, star trails, the moon, and twilight. these subjects share common photo techniques and considerations, buteach also requires a distinct approach. Once captured, your digital images must be fi nished on the computer; coauthorand author of the bestselling Photography: Outdoors, James Martin, delves into the settings and proceduresthat elevate an image from mundane to striking.

This clear and practical guide will help photographers of all levels portray the stunning spectacle of the night sky, preserving those special memories and moments from a life outdoors.

Where the Wild Cooks Go: Recipes, Music, Poetry, Cocktails [EPUB]

Where the Wild Cooks Go: Recipes, Music, Poetry, Cocktails [EPUB]
Where the Wild Cooks Go: Recipes, Music, Poetry, Cocktails by Cerys Matthews
2018 | EPUB | ISBN: 9781846149610 | 75.47MB

BBC broadcaster and musician Cerys Matthews tours the world from her kitchen, mixing up recipes with the music, poetry and cultures that have inspired her over a lifetime of cooking and travelling

A kitchen these days is a wonderful place. You can cook your way right round the world without spending a fortune and without even leaving your home. This is exactly what Cerys Matthews, food enthusiast, finds herself doing, with tried-and-tested recipes from all over the globe. Shall we go Spanish? Japanese? Scottish? Shall I cook inside? Light a fire??

Here, low-meat, vegan and vegetarian options, as well as cocktail recipes, offer up the world as your oyster. Accompanied by stories and folklore from each country, with a wonderful list of tracks to inspire while you cook and eat, this is a failsafe way to keep things interesting in the kitchen. With a recipe base and song list built over years of touring and discovering new places, Cerys has found that a simple list of ingredients and a great playlist on the go means there's always a ticket to ride.

101 Tiny Changes to Brighten Your World [EPUB]

101 Tiny Changes to Brighten Your World [EPUB]
101 Tiny Changes to Brighten Your World by Ailbhe Malone
2019 | EPUB | ISBN: 9781785785726 | 1.35MB

101 Tiny Changes to Brighten Your World is a book of uplifting tips on how to look after yourself and your world, from your personal relationships, to your working space and relationships, to society and the environment at large.

In the hustle and bustle of daily life, it can be all too easy to lose sight of what really matters to us, and to take others and our world for granted. Focusing on tiny changes, Ailbhe Malone encourages us to take it step by step – with ideas to nurture our friendships, reduce plastic waste and make ethical choices, and improve our online spaces and our broader social environment.

Simple practical tips combine with fun illustrations to create a treasure trove of inspiration, positive encouragement and optimism.

Dinosaurs—The Grand Tour: Everything Worth Knowing About Dinosaurs from Aardonyx to Zuniceratops, 2nd Edition [PDF]

Dinosaurs—The Grand Tour: Everything Worth Knowing About Dinosaurs from Aardonyx to Zuniceratops, 2nd Edition [PDF]
Dinosaurs—The Grand Tour: Everything Worth Knowing About Dinosaurs from Aardonyx to Zuniceratops, 2nd Edition by Keiron Pim, Jack Horner
2019 | PDF | ISBN: 9781615195190 | 511.3MB

Bigger and Better, Updated and Expanded

We live in a golden age of paleontological discovery—on average, we find one new dinosaur species per week. The most fascinating among them take their place in this updated edition of Dinosaurs—The Grand Tour; from Aardonyx, a lumbering beast that formed a link between two- and four-legged dinosaurs, to Zuniceratops, who boasted a deadly pair of horns. Here, you’ll find everything worth knowing about every dinosaur worth knowing—more than 300 in all, including:

  • Amphibious Halszkaraptor looks like no other dinosaur we’ve found—with a head and body the size of a duck’s, sharp claws . . . and a swanlike neck.
  • Longer than a blue whale and three times taller than a giraffe, Patagotitan is a newly discovered contender for “biggest dinosaur ever.”
  • The speedy little feathered predator Stenonychosaurus was an anatomical marvel, with retractable claws, asymmetrical ears for advanced hearing, incredible night vision, and a huge brain.
  • Oviraptor—whose name means “egg thief “—doesn’t deserve its bad rap. This specimen from 1923 is now proven to have been sitting by its own eggs—not stealing another’s.
  • Sinornithosaurus prove that dinosaurs shed their skin the same way that humans do, rather than sloughing it off all at once like a snake.

At-a-glance sidebars put each dinosaur’s diet, size, and location at your fingertips. Stories of harrowing expeditions conjure the thrills of history’s most famous dinosaur hunters. Highlights from recent research reveal what’s new in paleontology today, including scientists’ evolving idea of what dinosaurs actually looked like. (Hint: They were more colorful—and feathery!—than we ever thought before.) And illustrations on virtually every page bring these prehistoric creatures to life in all their glory.

Base-12 Numerology: Discover Your Life Path Through Nature's Most Powerful Number [EPUB]

Base-12 Numerology: Discover Your Life Path Through Nature's Most Powerful Number [EPUB]
Base-12 Numerology: Discover Your Life Path Through Nature's Most Powerful Number by Michael Smith
2019 | EPUB | ISBN: 9780738759371 | 2.79MB

Master Your Vibrational Life with the Natural Power of Base-12

Discover your higher purpose and empower your life in profound ways with Base-12 Numerology, a unique system designed around the vibration of prime numbers and base-12. This approachable book adapts traditional numerology to the cycles of twelve through which nature speaks, creating a powerful system that helps you take control of your life, both personally and at work.

Beginners and established numerologists will find amazing insights that are explained in straightforward, non-technical ways. Michael Smith walks you through your own numerology reading and reveals how your days are full of vibrational potential and growth. Discover the base-12 blueprint of nature and how the numbers guide you physically and spiritually. Explore sample profiles of famous figures and the numerical meanings of letters and words. Providing many clarifying examples and charts, this book makes it easy to put the numbers to work for you.

Delicioso: A History of Food in Spain [EPUB]

Delicioso: A History of Food in Spain [EPUB]
Delicioso: A History of Food in Spain (Foods and Nations) by María José Sevilla
2019 | EPUB | ISBN: 9781789141375 | 28.41MB

Spanish cuisine is a melting-pot of cultures, flavors, and ingredients: Greek and Roman; Jewish, Moorish, and Middle Eastern. It has been enriched by Spanish climate, geology, and spectacular topography, which have encouraged a variety of regional food traditions and “Cocinas,” such as Basque, Galician, Castilian, Andalusian, and Catalan. It has been shaped by the country’s complex history, as foreign occupations brought religious and cultural influences that determined what people ate and still eat. And it has continually evolved with the arrival of new ideas and foodstuffs from Italy, France, and the Americas, including cocoa, potatoes, tomatoes, beans, and chili peppers. Having become a powerhouse of creativity and innovation in recent decades, Spanish cuisine has placed itself among the best in the world.

This is the first book in English to trace the history of the food of Spain from antiquity to the present day. From the use of pork fat and olive oil to the Spanish passion for eggplants and pomegranates, María José Sevilla skillfully weaves together the history of Spanish cuisine, the circumstances affecting its development and characteristics, and the country’s changing relationship to food and cookery.

Airliner Models: Marketing Air Travel and Tracing Airliner Evolution Through Vintage Miniatures [EPUB]

Airliner Models: Marketing Air Travel and Tracing Airliner Evolution Through Vintage Miniatures [EPUB]
Airliner Models: Marketing Air Travel and Tracing Airliner Evolution Through Vintage Miniatures by Anthony J Lawler
2019 | EPUB | ISBN: 9781785006333 | 366.01MB

Containing more than 800 photographs, Airliner Models chronicles the use of professionally made airliner models in the marketing of air travel since 1919. For model collectors, the airliner type, makers name, scale, approximate age and the materials used are detailed for each model illustrated. A short history of significant model-making companies is covered.

With the onset of online bookings and the closure of airline offices and travel agents, the use of models is fast vanishing forever. The focus of this book is to preserve this fascinating era when models were a significant marketing tool. To ensure that these models, at least in photographic form, survive as a record for future generations, Anthony Lawler has spent eight years assembling the information and photographs to complete this book.

Extreme Economies: Survival, Failure, Future – Lessons from the World's Limits [EPUB]

Extreme Economies: Survival, Failure, Future – Lessons from the World's Limits [EPUB]
Extreme Economies: Survival, Failure, Future – Lessons from the World's Limits by Richard Davies
2019 | EPUB | ISBN: 9781787631991 | 18.13MB

To understand how humans react and adapt to economic change we need to study people who live in harsh environments. From war zones, natural disasters and failed states, to aging societies and the challenges of technological advancement, every life in this book has been hit by a seismic shock, violently broken or changed in some way.

People living in these odd and marginal places are ignored by number crunching economists and political pollsters alike. Science suggests this is a mistake. This book tells the personal stories of humans living in extreme situations, and of the financial infrastructure they create. Here, economies are not concerned with the familiar stock market crashes, housing crises, or banking scandals of the financial pages.

In his quest for a purer view of how economies succeed and fail, Richard Davies takes the reader off the beaten path to places where part of the economy has been repressed, removed, destroyed or turbocharged. By travelling to each of them and discovering what life is really like, Extreme Economies tells small stories that shed light on today’s biggest economic questions, with vital lessons for our future.

How To Win At Yoga: Nail The Hardest Poses And Find Your Selfie [EPUB]

How To Win At Yoga: Nail The Hardest Poses And Find Your Selfie [EPUB]
How To Win At Yoga: Nail The Hardest Poses And Find Your Selfie by Marcus Veda, Hannah Whittingham
2019 | EPUB | ISBN: 9781785042478 | 38.77MB

Get in to the hardest poses and get out alive

Five years ago your average yoga class contained a few down dogs, a standing tree and a cushion for meditation. Today, it is becoming increasingly clear that many wish to gain enlightenment through sticking their foot behind their head. Preferably in a handstand, ideally in the splits. And then post it on Instagram.

Whether enlightenment is achievable through a one-armed handstand or not, crowded yoga studios are not the ideal places to start nailing risky moves, so this handy guide is here to demystify the big poses in full technicolour. Most importantly, you will learn how to take impressive pictures of your journey to enlightenment, so you can win at yoga, publicly.

From sunset splits to backbends in Bali, packed with drills for strength and flexibility and tips for costume and hair, How to Win at Yoga makes those apparently impossible yoga poses possible, and look great on the 'gram.

Rishi Yoga: Movement Meditation Practices of the Himalayan Sages [EPUB]

Rishi Yoga: Movement Meditation Practices of the Himalayan Sages [EPUB]
Rishi Yoga: Movement Meditation Practices of the Himalayan Sages by Pierre Bonnasse
2019 | EPUB | ISBN: 9781620557860 | 5.24MB

A step-by-step guide to a powerful yet simple practice to make every moment an act of meditation and connect to the joy within

  • Details the simple practices of Rishi Yoga: easy physical movements, done slowly and with full awareness, combined with breathing exercises, sensory perception, concentration, and meditation
  • Explains how the practices work progressively to allow you to tune in to your body and cellular memory, facilitate concentration, and cultivate self-awareness
  • Reveals how to integrate Rishi Yoga into daily life to make every moment an act of meditation and access the peace and joy inherent within each of us

In this detailed guide, yoga and meditation teacher Pierre Bonnasse reveals the simple movement, breathing, and awareness techniques of the Rishi Yoga tradition, passed down through generations of yogis in the Himalayas. He shows how to integrate Rishi Yoga into daily life for discovering and recognizing the Universal Self, or Pure Awareness, and unveiling the peace and joy inherent in each of us.

The author begins by detailing the foundational practices of Rishi Yoga: easy physical movements, done slowly and with full awareness, combined with breathing exercises, sensory perception, and concentration. These moving-meditation exercises are physically simple enough to be performed seated, standing, or lying down and work progressively to allow you to tune in to your energetic body centers and cultivate a natural and effortless sense of self-awareness, which is the hallmark of Rishi Yoga, in every situation and at every moment. The author explores how Rishi Yoga trains us to become receptive to all levels of being--the physical body, emotional body, and subtle body--and enables access to tissue-level awareness and cellular memory. He also looks at this dynamic meditation’s rapport with traditional forms of yoga, such as Raja Yoga, Jnana Yoga, Hatha Yoga, and Yoga Nidra, and with the philosophy of nonduality, Advaita Vedanta, and modern methods of mindfulness.

The author explains how, as Rishi Yoga advances you from personal awareness to a state of universal consciousness, it also becomes more and more integrated into the ordinary activities of daily life, making every moment--from the time you wake up to the time you fall asleep--an act of meditation, active perception, undivided attention, and expanded awareness. And once the practice of Rishi Yoga has permeated all facets of your waking life, it brings the realization that true happiness or Enlightenment is neither a state nor an experience to attain or acquire; it is an ever-present reality to be recognized behind every thought, emotion, speech, and action--the “ultimate Bliss” described by the ancient Indian scriptures.

Legacy: One Family, a Cup of Tea and the Company that Took On the World [EPUB]

Legacy: One Family, a Cup of Tea and the Company that Took On the World [EPUB]
Legacy: One Family, a Cup of Tea and the Company that Took On the World by Thomas Harding
2019 | EPUB | ISBN: 9781785150883 | 48.36MB

A panoramic new history of modern Britain, as told through the story of one extraordinary family, and one groundbreaking company.

In the early 1800s Lehmann Gluckstein and his family escaped the pogroms of Eastern Europe and made their way to Whitechapel in the East End of London. There, starting with nothing, they worked tirelessly to pull themselves out of poverty, creating a small tobacco factory that quickly grew to become the largest catering company in the world: J. Lyons.

For over a century, Lyons was everywhere. Its restaurants and corner houses were on every high street, its coffee and tea in every cup, its products in every home. By bringing the world to the British people, the company transformed the way we eat, drink and are entertained – democratising luxury and globalising our tastes. But it was a victory that was not easily won – a story of the virtue of hard work, perseverance and an indomitable spirit in the face of repeated obstacles: poverty, hatred and injustice. It is a tale that is rarely told, of an immigrant family’s journey from rags to riches: the story of the British Dream.

Legacy charts the rise and fall of one of the most influential dynasties in British history through the lives of five astonishing generations, bound together by an unbreakable code. This is a sweeping yet intimate work of history, filled with stories of sacrifice and selflessness, betrayal and personal tragedy, Empire and its cost, and success on an unimaginable scale. It is also an illuminating new exploration of Britain and its place in the world, from the bestselling author of Hanns and Rudolf and The House by the Lake.

Winds of Change: Britain in the Early Sixties [EPUB]

Winds of Change: Britain in the Early Sixties [EPUB]
Winds of Change: Britain in the Early Sixties by Peter Hennessy
2019 | EPUB | ISBN: 9781846141102 | 36.66MB

From the celebrated author of Never Again and Having It So Good, a wonderfully vivid new history of Britain in the early 1960s

Harold Macmillan famously said in 1960 that the wind of change was blowing over Africa and the remaining British Empire. But it was blowing over Britain too - its society; its relationship with Europe; its nuclear and defence policy. And where it was not blowing hard enough - the United Kingdom's economy - great efforts were made to sweep away the cobwebs of old industrial practices and poor labour relations. Life was lived in the knowledge that it could end in a single afternoon of thermonuclear exchange if the uneasy, armed peace of the Cold War tipped into a Third World War.

In Winds of Change we see Macmillan gradually working out his 'grand design' - how to be part of both a tight transatlantic alliance and Europe, dealing with his fellow geostrategists Kennedy and de Gaulle. The centre of the book is 1963 - the year of the Profumo Crisis, the Great Train Robbery, the satire boom, de Gaulle's veto of Britain's first application to join the EEC, the fall of Macmillan and the unexpected succession to the premiership of Alec Douglas-Home. Then, in 1964, the battle of what Hennessy calls the tweedy aristocrat and the tweedy meritocrat - Harold Wilson, who would end 13 years of Conservative rule and usher in a new era.

As in his acclaimed histories of British life in the two previous decades, Never Again and Having it so Good, Peter Hennessy explains the political, economic, cultural and social aspects of a nation with inimitable wit and empathy. No historian knows the by-ways as well the highways of the archives so well, and no one conveys the flavour of the period so engagingly. The early sixties live again in these pages.

Awesome Math: Teaching Mathematics with Problem Based Learning [EPUB]

Awesome Math: Teaching Mathematics with Problem Based Learning [EPUB]
Awesome Math: Teaching Mathematics with Problem Based Learning by Titu Andreescu, Kathy Cordeiro, Alina Andreescu
2019 | EPUB | ISBN: 9781119575733 | 14.29MB

Help your students to think critically and creatively through team-based problem solving instead of focusing on testing and outcomes.

Professionals throughout the education system are recognizing that standardized testing is holding students back. Schools tend to view children as outcomes rather than as individuals who require guidance on thinking critically and creatively. Awesome Math focuses on team-based problem solving to teach discrete mathematics, a subject essential for success in the STEM careers of the future. Built on the increasingly popular growth mindset, this timely book emphasizes a problem-solving approach for developing the skills necessary to think critically, creatively, and collaboratively.

In its current form, math education is a series of exercises: straightforward problems with easily-obtained answers. Problem solving, however, involves multiple creative approaches to solving meaningful and interesting problems. The authors, co-founders of the multi-layered educational organization AwesomeMath, have developed an innovative approach to teaching mathematics that will enable educators to:

  • Move their students beyond the calculus trap to study the areas of mathematics most of them will need in the modern world
  • Show students how problem solving will help them achieve their educational and career goals and form lifelong communities of support and collaboration
  • Encourage and reinforce curiosity, critical thinking, and creativity in their students
  • Get students into the growth mindset, coach math teams, and make math fun again
  • Create lesson plans built on problem based learning and identify and develop educational resources in their schools

Awesome Math: Teaching Mathematics with Problem Based Learning is a must-have resource for general education teachers and math specialists in grades 6 to 12, and resource specialists, special education teachers, elementary educators, and other primary education professionals.

Raising Chickens For Dummies, 2nd Edition [EPUB]

Raising Chickens For Dummies, 2nd Edition [EPUB]
Raising Chickens For Dummies, 2nd Edition by Kimberley Willis, Robert T Ludlow
2019 | EPUB | ISBN: 9781119675921 | 8.17MB

Your hands-on guide to modern chicken-raising methods

Thinking about raising chickens? You've come to the right place! This new edition of Raising Chickens For Dummies provides the most up-to-date, thorough information on the many aspects of keeping chickens in your backyard. Inside, you'll find hands-on, easy-to-follow instructions on choosing and purchasing chickens, constructing housing for your birds, feeding your chickens for optimal health, combating laying issues, controlling pests and predators, optimizing egg production, and much more.

Raising chickens on a small scale is a popular―and growing―pastime. If you're interested in keeping chickens as pets or as a source for eggs, Raising Chickens For Dummies gives you plain-English explanations of everything you need to know to about caring for chickens. Inside, you'll learn about basic chicken biology, breeds, and behavior, which chicken breed is best for you, how many you need, ways to spot healthy chickens, how to build a chicken coop, best practices for mating your chickens, how to incubate eggs, how to hatch and nurture chicks, manage laying hens, collect and store eggs, and butcher meat birds.

  • Offers practical advice on choosing and purchasing chickens
  • Helps you construct the right housing for your chickens
  • Provides tips on feeding and caring for your chickens
  • Includes top tips for raising healthy chickens

Whether you're a first-time poulterer or you've been raising chickens for years, this comprehensive guide provides practical how-to advice for keeping chickens in virtually any backyard.