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Flamer

By Mike Curato
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Henry Holt and Company BYR Paperbacks
  • Isbn : 1250803942
  • Pages : 368
  • Category : Young Adult Fiction
  • Reads : 866
  • File Pdf: flamer.pdf

Book Summary:

Award-winning author and artist Mike Curato draws on his own experiences in Flamer, his debut graphic novel, telling a difficult story with humor, compassion, and love. "This book will save lives." —Jarrett J. Krosoczka, author of National Book Award Finalist Hey, Kiddo I know I’m not gay. Gay boys like other boys. I hate boys. They’re mean, and scary, and they’re always destroying something or saying something dumb or both. I hate that word. Gay. It makes me feel . . . unsafe. It's the summer between middle school and high school, and Aiden Navarro is away at camp. Everyone's going through changes—but for Aiden, the stakes feel higher. As he navigates friendships, deals with bullies, and spends time with Elias (a boy he can't stop thinking about), he finds himself on a path of self-discovery and acceptance.

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  • File Pdf: fallout-3-strategy-guide.pdf

Book Summary:

War never changes. The Fallout franchise certainly has, however. In 2008 Bethesda revived Interplay's famous "Post Nuclear Role Playing Game", moving from third person to first person, and from the west coast to the east coast. You are the Lone Wanderer, an outcast from Vault 101 who sacrifices a relatively easy life in order to brave the terrors of the post-apocalyptic Wasteland and find your Dad, whose mysterious departure from Vault 101 sets a chain of events in motion that will change the Capital Wasteland forever... This guide is intended to be the ultimate completionist's guide to Fallout 3. The guide offers the following: - Every area in the game covered extensively including all side quests and main quests. - All the Bobbleheads, skill books and schematic locations. - A full trophy/achievement guide. - An in-depth information about character creation is also provided so you can create whatever Vault Dweller suits you best. - Good, evil and neutral alternatives to quests will be presented where applicable. Become the Last, Best Hope of Humanity... or add to the continuing sum of human misery in your selfish quest for survival. Sneak past foes, talk your way out of confrontations, shoot everything in the head, or create a character who can do it all. The Wasteland is a big, dangerous place, and this guide will help you experience as much as possible.

The Hot Zone

By Jayne Castle
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Isbn : 0698140958
  • Pages : 352
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 517
  • File Pdf: the-hot-zone.pdf

Book Summary:

The world of Harmony has its wonders, one of them being Rainshadow Island. Just beneath its surface, a maze of catacombs hides a dangerous secret… Halloween—with its tricks and treats—is a dust bunny’s dream come true. Just ask Lyle, Sedona Snow’s faithful sidekick. But for Sedona, it’s a nightmare. Though her new job managing a small hotel and tavern on Rainshadow is helping her move on from her tragic past, a bizarre disaster down in the catacombs has brought a pack of rowdy ghost hunters to her inn. And now, Sedona’s ex has arrived on the island, claiming he wants to get back together, just as a newcomer appears to have a strong interest in her. Cyrus Jones is the new Guild boss in town. He has his own agenda when it comes to Sedona, but even the best-laid plans are no match for the passion that springs up on Rainshadow…

Sécurité et espionnage informatique

By Cédric Pernet
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Editions Eyrolles
  • Isbn : 2212290136
  • Pages : 240
  • Category : Computers
  • Reads : 581
  • File Pdf: sécurité-et-espionnage-informatique.pdf

Book Summary:

Les attaques informatiques ciblées d'entreprises dans un but d'espionnage industriel, plus connues dans le milieu de la sécurité informatique sous le nom d'APT (Advanced Persistent Threat) sont fortement médiatisées outre-Atlantique. Qui les organisent ? Comment fonctionnent-elles ? Comment les détecter ? APT : des attaques toujours plus difficiles à détecter Les attaques APT sont des attaques informatiques menées contre des entreprises afin de dérober des informations sensibles et/ou concurrentielles. Elles suivent un modus operandi qui varie peu mais qui s'avère d'une efficacité redoutable : investigation sur la cible potentielle, infection de postes de travail et de serveurs au moyen de chevaux de Troie, rebond à l'intérieur du réseau de l'entreprise ciblée jusqu'à atteindre les données souhaitées, maintien de portes dérobées opérationnelles sur le réseau de la victime afin de conserver un accès constant sur plusieurs mois et s'emparer à loisir des informations sensibles de l'entreprise. Ces attaques sont orchestrées par des groupes de taille variable, dotés généralement de moyens considérables, souvent plus conséquents que ceux dont disposent les professionnels de la sécurité protégeant les entreprises ciblées. Certains de ces groupes sont financés par des États, alors que d'autres sont privés et opportunistes. Ces attaques peuvent néanmoins être combattues, sur un plan préventif par une prise de conscience globale de chaque utilisateur, et sur un plan opérationnel par une surveillance du parc informatique plus appropriée. Un livre de référence sur les attaques APT et le cyberespionnage Un ouvrage de fond en sécurité informatique, destiné à devenir une référence, écrit par l'un des pionniers français de la lutte contre le cyberespionnage. S'opposant aux idées reçues en la matière, l'ouvrage présentera les points de vue des experts du domaine et les cas les plus intéressants médiatisés ces dernières années. Il guidera le professionnel dans l'amélioration de la protection de son entreprise face à ces attaques . À qui s'adresse cet ouvrage ? Aux directeurs des systèmes d'information qui cherchent à optimiser leurs stratégies de sécurité Aux responsables de la sécurité des systèmes d'information (RSSI) qui souhaitent améliorer la sensibilisation aux attaques APT en entreprise ainsi que le niveau de sécurité global de leur parc informatique Aux administrateurs système, architectes réseau, développeurs d'outils de sécurité et particuliers curieux de se cultiver sur le sujet

The New Partridge Dictionary of Slang and Unconventional English

By Tom Dalzell,Terry Victor
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Isbn : 1317372522
  • Pages : 864
  • Category : Foreign Language Study
  • Reads : 863
  • File Pdf: the-new-partridge-dictionary-of-slang-and-unconventional-english.pdf

Book Summary:

Booklist Top of the List Reference Source The heir and successor to Eric Partridge's brilliant magnum opus, The Dictionary of Slang and Unconventional English, this two-volume New Partridge Dictionary of Slang and Unconventional English is the definitive record of post WWII slang. Containing over 60,000 entries, this new edition of the authoritative work on slang details the slang and unconventional English of the English-speaking world since 1945, and through the first decade of the new millennium, with the same thorough, intense, and lively scholarship that characterized Partridge's own work. Unique, exciting and, at times, hilariously shocking, key features include: unprecedented coverage of World English, with equal prominence given to American and British English slang, and entries included from Australia, New Zealand, Canada, India, South Africa, Ireland, and the Caribbean emphasis on post-World War II slang and unconventional English published sources given for each entry, often including an early or significant example of the term’s use in print. hundreds of thousands of citations from popular literature, newspapers, magazines, movies, and songs illustrating usage of the headwords dating information for each headword in the tradition of Partridge, commentary on the term’s origins and meaning New to this edition: A new preface noting slang trends of the last five years Over 1,000 new entries from the US, UK and Australia New terms from the language of social networking Many entries now revised to include new dating, new citations from written sources and new glosses The New Partridge Dictionary of Slang and Unconventional English is a spectacular resource infused with humour and learning – it’s rude, it’s delightful, and it’s a prize for anyone with a love of language.

Hey, Kiddo: A Graphic Novel

By Jarrett J. Krosoczka
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Scholastic Inc.
  • Isbn : 0545902495
  • Pages : 320
  • Category : Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Reads : 405
  • File Pdf: hey-kiddo.pdf

Book Summary:

The powerful, unforgettable graphic memoir from Jarrett Krosoczka, about growing up with a drug-addicted mother, a missing father, and two unforgettably opinionated grandparents. A National Book Award Finalist! In kindergarten, Jarrett Krosoczka's teacher asks him to draw his family, with a mommy and a daddy. But Jarrett's family is much more complicated than that. His mom is an addict, in and out of rehab, and in and out of Jarrett's life. His father is a mystery -- Jarrett doesn't know where to find him, or even what his name is. Jarrett lives with his grandparents -- two very loud, very loving, very opinionated people who had thought they were through with raising children until Jarrett came along. Jarrett goes through his childhood trying to make his non-normal life as normal as possible, finding a way to express himself through drawing even as so little is being said to him about what's going on. Only as a teenager can Jarrett begin to piece together the truth of his family, reckoning with his mother and tracking down his father. Hey, Kiddo is a profoundly important memoir about growing up in a family grappling with addiction, and finding the art that helps you survive.

One Time

By Sharon Creech
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Isbn : 0062570773
  • Pages : 272
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Reads : 153
  • File Pdf: one-time.pdf

Book Summary:

From Sharon Creech, Newbery Medal winner and New York Times bestselling author, comes a powerful coming-of-age story of a girl who discovers the endless possibilities her future may hold, with help from a brilliant teacher and a boy with a generous smile. Perfect for fans of Love That Dog, this tale is about the transformative power of imagination and the journey to becoming who you are meant to be. This middle grade novel is an excellent choice for tween readers in grades 5 to 6, at home or at school. It’s a fun way to keep your child entertained and engaged while not in the classroom. Gina Filomena has been told she has an overactive imagination. With her bright clothing and artistic spirit, she’s always felt different from the other kids in her class. That is, until she meets her new neighbor, a mysterious boy named Antonio with a wide, welcoming smile. Add in a creative new teacher, Miss Lightstone, and a world of possibilities opens up for Gina, Antonio, and their classmates. With the help of Antonio and Miss Lightstone, will Gina find the answers to the questions Who am I? and Who do I want to be?

Our Little Kitchen

By Jillian Tamaki
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Groundwood Books Ltd
  • Isbn : 1773062638
  • Pages : 40
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Reads : 976
  • File Pdf: our-little-kitchen.pdf

Book Summary:

A picture book about a lively evening in a community kitchen from Governor General’s Award–winning author and illustrator Jillian Tamaki. Tie on your apron! Roll up your sleeves! Pans are out, oven is hot. The kitchen’s all ready, Where do we start? In this lively, rousing picture book from Caldecott Honoree Jillian Tamaki, a crew of resourceful neighbours come together to prepare a meal for their community. With a garden full of produce, a joyfully chaotic kitchen and a friendly meal shared at the table, Our Little Kitchen is a celebration of full bellies and people looking out for one another. Includes two recipes and an author’s note about the volunteering experience that inspired the book. Key Text Features illustrated recipes author's note speech bubbles Correlates to the Common Core State Standards in English Language Arts: CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.1.4 Identify words and phrases in stories or poems that suggest feelings or appeal to the senses. CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.2.4 Describe how words and phrases (e.g., regular beats, alliteration, rhymes, repeated lines) supply rhythm and meaning in a story, poem, or song.

All the Way to Havana

By Margarita Engle
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Henry Holt and Company (BYR)
  • Isbn : 1250184568
  • Pages : 40
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Reads : 898
  • File Pdf: all-the-way-to-havana.pdf

Book Summary:

So we purr, cara cara, and we glide, taka taka, and we zoom, zoom, ZOOM! Together, a boy and his parents drive to the city of Havana, Cuba, in their old family car. Along the way, they experience the sights and sounds of the streets—neighbors talking, musicians performing, and beautiful, colorful cars putt-putting and bumpety-bumping along. In the end, though, it’s their old car, Cara Cara, that the boy loves best. A joyful celebration of the Cuban people and their resourceful innovation. ALSC Notable Book

Shoptimism

By Lee Eisenberg
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Isbn : 9781439160619
  • Pages : 352
  • Category : Social Science
  • Reads : 578
  • File Pdf: shoptimism.pdf

Book Summary:

In this smart, engaging book, Lee Eisenberg, best-selling author of The Number: A Completely Different Way to Think about the Rest of Your Life, leads us on a provocative and entertaining tour of America's love/hate affair with shopping, a pursuit that, even in hard times, remains a true national pastime. Why do we shop and buy the way we do? In a work that will explain much about the American character, Eisenberg chronicles the dynamics of selling and buying from almost every angle. Neither a cheerleader for consumption nor an anti-consumerist scold, he explores with boundless curiosity the vast machinery aimed at inducing us to purchase everything from hair mousse to a little black dress. He leads us, with understated humor, into the broad universe of marketing, retailing, advertising, and consumer and scientific research--an arsenal of powerful forces that combine to form what he calls "The Sell Side." Through the rest of the book, Eisenberg leads us through the "Buy Side" -- a journey directly into our own hearts and minds, asking among other questions: What are we really looking for when we buy? Why are we alternately excited, guilt-ridden, satisfied, disappointed, and recklessly impulsive? What are our biases, need for status, impulses to self-express, that lead us individually to buy what we buy? Are you a classic buyer (your head wants to do the right thing), or a romantic buyer (your heart just wants to have fun)? How do men and women differ in their attitudes towards shopping, and does the old cliche -- "Women shop, men buy" -- apply any longer? Of special interest are the author's findings on the subject of What Makes a Good Buy? We all purchase things that we sooner or later regret, but what are the guidelines for making purchases that we'll never regret? What, for instance, defines the perfect gift? Brimming with wit and surprise, Shoptimism will be delightful and instructive reading for anyone with a credit card and a healthy curiosity about American culture, through good times and bad. For here, in one vivid journey, is a memorable, panoramic portrait of our everyday self-delusions, desires, and dreams.

Globalisation, Ideology and Education Policy Reforms

By Joseph Zajda
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Isbn : 9789048135240
  • Pages : 201
  • Category : Education
  • Reads : 448
  • File Pdf: globalisation-ideology-and-education-policy-reforms.pdf

Book Summary:

Globalisation, Ideology and Education Policy Reforms, which is the 11th volume in the 12-volume book series Globalisation, Comparative Education and Policy Research, presents scholarly research on major discourses concerning globalisation and the politics of education reforms. It reviews some of the ideological imperatives fueling education reforms. It examines critically education reforms within their social, political and global dimensions. It provides an easily accessible, practical yet scholarly source of information about recent developments in globalisation, ideology and trends in education reforms. Above all, the book offers the latest fi- ings to the critical issues concerning major discourses surrounding the nexus between ideology and education reforms in the global culture. It is a sourcebook of ideas for researchers, practitioners and policy makers in education, and schooling around the world. It offers a timely overview of current policy issues affecting education reforms globally. It provides directions in education, and policy research, relevant to progressive pedagogy, social change and transformational educational reforms in the twenty-first century. The book critically examines the overall interplay between the state, ideology and current discourses of education reforms in the global culture. It draws upon recent studies in the areas of globalisation, academic achievement, standards, equity and the role of the State (Apple 2004; Carnoy 1999; Zajda et al. 2008). It explores conceptual frameworks and methodological approaches applicable in the research covering the State, globalisation and quality-driven education reforms.

Advanced Structural Equation Modeling

By George A. Marcoulides,Randall E. Schumacker
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Psychology Press
  • Isbn : 1317843800
  • Pages : 374
  • Category : Psychology
  • Reads : 144
  • File Pdf: advanced-structural-equation-modeling.pdf

Book Summary:

By focusing primarily on the application of structural equation modeling (SEM) techniques in example cases and situations, this book provides an understanding and working knowledge of advanced SEM techniques with a minimum of mathematical derivations. The book was written for a broad audience crossing many disciplines, assumes an understanding of graduate level multivariate statistics, including an introduction to SEM.