In the far future, humanity settles the stars, bioengineering its descendants to survive in a harsh universe. This is the first three boosk in the science fiction series, The Backworlds. A space opera adventure. The Backworlds Stopover at the Backworlds' Edge Boomtown Craze
Don't miss Divergent, soon to be a major motion picture in theaters March 2014! Fascinated by the world of the Divergent series? This fifty-page bonus, previously only available in the Divergent Series Box Set, includes faction manifestos, a faction quiz, Q&A with #1 New York Times bestselling author Veronica Roth, book playlists, discussion questions, series inspirations, and much more! It also contains ten enticing teasers from Allegiant, the final book in the Divergent series.
Today's students need to be able to do more than score well on tests—they must be creative thinkers and problem solvers. The tools in this book will help teachers and parents start students on the path to becoming innovative, successful individuals in the 21st century workforce. • Demonstrates how to use children's literature specifically to foster divergent thinking in students in school and at home • Provides specific suggestions for activities and example projects relevant to individual books as well as to entire teaching units • Supplies bibliographies of hundreds of recently published children's books recommended for children of different age levels • Cites research findings that underscore the vital importance of divergent thinking in today's world and its importance to the business community
3000+ pages of DEATH! The complete series! What readers are saying: "It is a beautiful thing when a story can pull such emotion from the reader." "Hunger Games, 50 Shades, and Divergent, anyone?" "A great Dystopian Thriller that has a new twist on death..." From the New York Times bestselling author of A Terrible Love, comes sci-fi meets dark paranormal romance, in a chilling collection of humans who possess extraordinary powers, and the government's covert efforts of exploitation and control. Included volumes: Death Whispers Death Speaks Death Inception Death Screams Death Weeps Unrequited Death For the Love of Death Death Blinks Death Incarnate DEATH begins as a multi-genre, young adult work in book one, quickly progressing into new adult. DEATH deals with sensitive topics in an authentic way and may be offensive to some. DEATH is a work of fiction and as such, is for entertainment purposes only.
Apply CFA Program concepts and skills to real-world wealth and portfolio management for the 2019 exam The same official curricula that CFA Program candidates receive with program registration is now publicly available for purchase. CFA Program Curriculum 2019 Level III, Volumes 1-6 provides complete, authoritative guidance on synthesizing the entire CFA Program Candidate Body of Knowledge (CBOK) into professional practice for the 2019 exam. This book helps you bring together the skills and concepts from Levels I and II to formulate a detailed, professional response to a variety of real-world scenarios. Coverage spans all CFA Program topics and provides a rigorous treatment of portfolio management, all organized into individual study sessions with clearly defined Learning Outcome Statements. Visual aids clarify complex concepts, and practice questions allow you to test your understanding while reinforcing major content areas. Levels I and II equipped you with foundational investment tools and complex analysis skill; now, you'll learn how to effectively synthesize that knowledge to facilitate effective portfolio management and wealth planning. This study set helps you convert your understanding into a professional body of knowledge that will benefit your clients' financial futures. Master essential portfolio management and compliance topics Synthesize your understanding into professional guidance Reinforce your grasp of complex analysis and valuation Apply ethical and professional standards in the context of real-world cases CFA Institute promotes the highest standards of ethics, education, and professional excellence among investment professionals. The CFA Program curriculum guides you through the breadth of knowledge required to uphold these standards. The three levels of the program build on each other. Level I provides foundational knowledge and teaches the use of investment tools; Level II focuses on application of concepts and analysis, particularly in the valuation of assets; and Level III builds toward synthesis across topics with an emphasis on portfolio management.
You want the most important ideas on management all in one place. Now you can have them—in a set of HBR's 10 Must Reads. We've combed through hundreds of Harvard Business Review articles on strategy, change leadership, managing people, and managing yourself and selected the most important ones to help you maximize your performance. This six-title collection includes only the most critical articles from the world’s top management experts, curated from Harvard Business Review’s rich archives. We’ve done the work of selecting them so you won’t have to. These books are packed with enduring advice from the best minds in business such as: Michael Porter, Clayton Christensen, Peter Drucker, John Kotter, Daniel Goleman, Jim Collins, Ted Levitt, Gary Hamel, W. Chan Kim, Renée Mauborgne and much more. The HBR’s 10 Must Reads Boxed Set includes: HBR’s 10 Must Reads: The Essentials This book brings together the best thinking from management’s most influential experts. Once you’ve read these definitive articles, you can delve into each core topic the series explores: managing yourself, managing people, leadership, strategy, and change management. HBR’s 10 Must Reads on Managing Yourself The path to your professional success starts with a critical look in the mirror. Here’s how to stay engaged throughout your 50-year work life, tap into your deepest values, solicit candid feedback, replenish your physical and mental energy, and rebound from tough times. This book includes the bonus article “How Will You Measure Your Life?” by Clayton M. Christensen. HBR’s 10 Must Reads on Managing People Managing your employees is fraught with challenges, even if you’re a seasoned pro. Boost their performance by tailoring your management styles to their temperaments, motivating with responsibility rather than money, and fostering trust through solicited input. This book includes the bonus article “Leadership That Gets Results,” by Daniel Goleman. HBR’s 10 Must Reads on Leadership Are you an extraordinary leader—or just a good manager? Learn how to motivate others to excel, build your team’s confidence, set direction, encourage smart risk-taking, credit others for your success, and draw strength from adversity. This book includes the bonus article “What Makes an Effective Executive,” by Peter F. Drucker. HBR’s 10 Must Reads on Strategy Is your company spending too much time on strategy development, with too little to show for it? Discover what it takes to distinguish your company from rivals, clarify what it will (and won’t) do, create blue oceans of uncontested market space, and make your priorities explicit so employees can realize your vision. This book includes the bonus article “What Is Strategy?” by Michael E. Porter. HBR’s 10 Must Reads on Change Management Most companies’ change initiatives fail—but yours can beat the odds. Learn how to overcome addiction to the status quo, establish a sense of urgency, mobilize commitment and resources, silence naysayers, minimize the pain of change, and motivate change even when business is good. This book includes the bonus article “Leading Change,” by John P. Kotter. About the HBR’s 10 Must Reads Series: HBR's 10 Must Reads series is the definitive collection of ideas and best practices for aspiring and experienced leaders alike. These books offer essential reading selected from the pages of Harvard Business Review on topics critical to the success of every ma
Teaching Young Adult Literature Today introduces the reader to what is current and relevant in the plethora of good books available for adolescents. More importantly, literary experts illustrate how teachers everywhere can help their students become lifelong readers by simply introducing them to great reads—smart, insightful, and engaging books that are specifically written for adolescents. Hayn, Kaplan, and their contributors address a wide range of topics: how to avoid common obstacles to using YAL; selecting quality YAL for classrooms while balancing these with curriculum requirements; engaging disenfranchised readers; pairing YAL with technology as an innovative way to teach curriculum standards across all content areas. Contributors also discuss more theoretical subjects, such as the absence of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ) young adult literature in secondary classrooms; and contemporary YAL that responds to the changing expectations of digital generation readers who want to blur the boundaries between page and screen. This book has been updated to reflect the wealth of new YA literature that has been published since the first edition appeared in March 2012, and to reflect new trends in technology that influences how adolescents are reading and responding to literature.
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Episode 1: Victoria & ShannonGansett Island midwife Victoria Stevens loves taking care of people, in her job and in her personal life, especially when it comes to her boyfriend of one year, sexy Irishman Shannon O'Grady. Fueled by combustible chemistry, her relationship with Shannon has been H-O-T from the start. But she's begun to wonder whether theirs is destined to be a short-term fling or possibly the love of a lifetime. When she goes looking for answers about his past, she learns something she was better off not knowing and isn't sure what to do with her newfound information. What will happen when Shannon finds out she's been asking questions about him, and will they be able to overcome the obstacles standing between them and happily ever after? Find out in this first Gansett Island Episode, which also includes the arrival of some long-awaited island babies! Episode 2: Kevin & Chelsea A year after his 31-year marriage imploded, Dr. Kevin McCarthy is enjoying life on Gansett Island. He's opened a small practice, goes fishing with his older brothers any time he wants and has his sons, nieces and nephews close by. Best of all is his all-consuming relationship with sexy bartender, Chelsea Rose. What started as a one-night stand a year ago, has turned into something much more significant for Kevin and for Chelsea. The sixteen-year age difference between them has never mattered, until they realize they may have differing plans for the future. Will they be able to reconcile their divergent paths or will their hearts be broken when they go their separate ways? Find out in Gansett Island Episode 2: Kevin & Chelsea where you'll also hear about Big Mac's latest business venture and have a visit with the Gansett Island characters you've come to love!About the Gansett Island Episodes... The Gansett Island Series Gansett Island Boxed Set, Books 1-3 Gansett Island Boxed Set, Books 4-6 Gansett Island Boxed Set, Books 7-9 Book 1: Maid for Love Book 2: Fool for Love Book 3: Ready for Love Book 4: Falling for Love Book 5: Hoping for Love Book 6: Season for Love Book 7: Longing for Love Book 8: Waiting for Love Book 9: Time for Love Book 10: Meant for Love Book 10.5: Chance for Love, A Gansett Island Novella Book 11: Gansett After Dark Book 12: Kisses After Dark Book 13: Love After Dark Book 14: Celebration After Dark Book 15: Desire After Dark Book 16: Light After Dark Book 17: Episode 1: Victoria & Shannon Book 18: Episode 2: Kevin & Chelsea Book 19: Mine After Dark (Riley & Nikki) Book 20: Yours After Dark (Finn & Chloe) Book 21: Trouble After Dark (Deacon & Julia)
USA Today and International Bestselling Series, now complete in one box set! When dark elves unleash a deadly plague, two heroes race to find the legendary weapon that can save them all. A tale full of dragons, magic and myth. Grab the complete USA Today Bestselling Series TODAY all in one box set! Prequel: Spark of War Book 1: Sword of Fire Book 2: Embers of Darkness Book 3: Blaze of Magic Defenseless.Alone. Betrayed. Bells is a poor fae who works on a farm outside the protections of the dragon city. When her family is attacked by trolls, she goes to the one person she knows can help her. But will he? Peace.Death. Enough. The dragons brought peace to the city and the surrounding area when they rose. Jaekob believes there is no reason for further dragon involvement. They've' lost enough lives to this cause. They've done their fair share and owe the world nothing more. But when the dark elves infect his city with a virus unlike anything he's ever seen, he knows they need a solution. Now. The sword of peace. Myth? Reality? They're about to find out. "I loved the imagery and the story-line. It was well written and I felt like I was there." -★★★★★Amazon Top Contributor: Fantasy Books "A fantastic, beautifully written fantasy with compelling characters and non-stop action. What more could you want? I highly recommend this one!" ★★★★★ Jessica Rachow Blog "Bombshell that will leave you reeling. You have all the action packed, fast paced, nail-biting, gut wrenching tension with a foreboding that gives the illusion you were right there in ground zero with them. Twists and turns abound with nerve racking, heart pounding, pulse racing, adrenaline pumping that keeps this strong story line flowing along nicely that keeps your attention focused on this tale as it unfolds." ★★★★★ Mystical Books "This book is a promising beginning of what could be a superb epic of high fantasy." ★★★★★Amazon Reviewer "Fae magic, dragon prince, awesome!"★★★★★ Amazon Reviewer "This was a fun action-packed fantasy that was impossible to put down! " ★★★★★ Amazon Reviewer "An unforgettable tale brimming with suspense, action and dragons."- Through the Ashes will thrill fans of The Gender Game,Divergent & The Hunger Games. -★★★★★
Netter’s Pediatrics, edited by Drs. Todd Florin and Stephen Ludwig, is a rich visual aid with more than 500 images by Dr. Frank Netter and other artists working in his style that will help you diagnose and care for children with common clinical conditions. This is the first time that Netter’s drawings of pediatric illness are brought together in a single volume. The superb, accurate artwork accompanies up-to-date text contributed by physicians at the prestigious Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. The book provides you with all the at-a-glance information you need for a quick overview of common issues from nutrition, allergy, infectious disease, and adolescent medicine, to cancer and heart disease. This user-friendly, clinical reference is also a great tool for patient and staff education. Efficiently review key details for each condition with 500 detailed, crystal-clear images provided by Frank H. Netter and others working in the Netter tradition. Apply dependable, concise, clinical advice from a team of physicians at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, one of the top children’s hospitals in the U.S. Get answers at a glance during pediatric rotations when studying for exams or preparing for consultations.