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Your little one will soon learn some essential first words and pictures with this bright board book There are 100 color photographs to look at and talk about and 100 simple first words to read and learn too The pages are made from tough board for hours of fun reading and the cover is softly padded for little hands to hold
With a fresh new design and feel inspired by innovations in tablet technology the latest GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS book presents thousands of new and updated records along with hundreds of amazing never-before-seen photographs The 2015 edition showcases the very best of the most recent world records with new subjects as diverse as castles 3D printing the search for alien life and the latest developments in AI and robotics Plus the Flashback features offer a look back at the archives to bring you the best of the classic and iconic records from the past 60 years Meanwhile the Gallery spreads present the best GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS photography across themed topics such as giant musical instruments wacky vehicles and animals in action And look out for details of how readers can become record-breakers themselves See it 3D - The latest edition of our FREE Augmented Reality app brings the book to life with more exciting and interactive digital content including a 3D animation of the tallest man who ever lived Robert Wadlow who reached the towering height of 2 72 m 8 ft 11 1 in Plus you will be transported to an underwater submarine so that you can dive with creatures as exotic as the great white shark Also you will encounter the world s... most venomous spider get closer and it will surprise you Download the new app now to experience a whole new dimension of records more
Seasoned CBS reporter Sharyl Attkisson reveals how she has been electronically surveilled while digging deep into the Obama Administration and its scandals and offers an incisive critique of her industry and the shrinking role of investigative journalism in today s media Americans are at the mercy of powerful figures in business and government who are virtually unaccountable The Obama Administration in particular has broken new ground in its monitoring of journalists intimidation and harassment of opposition groups and surveillance of private citizens Sharyl Attkisson has been a journalist for more than thirty years During that time she has exposed scandals and covered controversies under both Republican and Democratic administrations She has also seen the opponents of transparency go to ever greater lengths to discourage and obstruct legitimate reporting Attkisson herself has been subjected to opposition research efforts and spin campaigns These tactics increased their intensity as she relentlessly pursued stories that the Obama Administration dismissed Stonewalled is the story of how her news reports were met with a barrage of PR warfare tactics including online criticism as well as emails and phone calls up the network chain... of command in an effort to intimidate and discourage the next story In Stonewalled Attkisson recounts her personal tale setting it against the larger story of the decline of investigative journalism and unbiased truth telling in America today more
Filled with photographs this beautifully designed book is organized into two-page spreads that each focus on a different topic making it easy and fun to read --Redding comPresenting the next must-have fun-filled gift book from the team that created Ultimate Weird But True 5 000 Cool Facts About Everything treats kids to brain candy and eye candy all rolled into one treasure trove of high-interest fascinating facts Lively and information-packed this book is literally busting its covers with fascinating fun-tastic facts on super sensational topics that kids love Who knew that there were so many sweet things to learn about chocolate or that a dozen delicious details about peanut butter would show up on a page with a few splotches of jelly to whet our appetites Keep turning and a terrifyingly toothy shark tells you all about himself while other spreads lay out tons of tips on toys and games mysteries of history robots and reptiles sports and spies wacky words and so much more A visual feast of colorful photographs surrounded by swirling tipping expanding and climbing bits of information in a high-energy design this book will satisfy both the casual browser and the truly fact obsessed
The Real ACT Prep Guide with CD is the only book with insider test-taking tips and strategy practice and insight from the makers of the ACT This is the only guide that includes 5 previously administered full-length ACT tests written by the actual test maker including 2 NEW practice tests Also included is ACT content and procedures you ll follow when actually taking the test along with in-depth review of the optional Writing Test and how it is scored examples of all the question types and suggestions on how you might approach the questions The supplemental CD features a complete electronic copy of Peterson s Cool Colleges 101 and additional online college planning resources from Peterson s The only guide that includes 5 previously administered full-length ACT tests written by the actual test maker including 2 NEW practice tests ACT content and procedures you ll follow when actually taking the test Valuable information about tuition payment plans All the question types you can expect to find on the ACT Suggestions on how you might approach the questions and Peterson s tried-and-true test-taking strategies and tips
The Official SAT Study Guide Second Edition features 10 official SAT practice tests created by the test maker With over 1 000 pages and more than 20 chapters it s packed with the most up-to-date information regardless of the jacket and students need to get ready for the test Students will gain valuable experience and raise their confidence by taking practice tests by reviewing critical concepts test-taking approaches and focused sets of practice questions just like those on the actual SAT The Official SAT Study Guide Second Edition will help students get ready for the SAT with- 10 official SAT practice tests including 3 new recent exams- detailed descriptions of math critical reading and writing sections of the SAT- targeted practice questions for each SAT question type- practice essay questions along with sample essays and annotations- a review of math concepts tested in the exam- test-taking approaches and suggestions that underscore important points- free online score reports- exclusive access to online answers and explanations at collegeboard com- 10 discount on The Official SAT Online Course to all book ownersThere s also a complete chapter on the PSAT NMSQT
Science has never been so easy--or so much fun With The Everything Kids Science Experiments Book all you need to do is gather a few household items and you can recreate dozens of mind-blowing kid-tested science experiments High school science teacher Tom Robinson shows you how to expand your scientific horizons--from biology to chemistry to physics to outer space You ll discover answers to questions like Is it possible to blow up a balloon without actually blowing into it What is inside coins Can a magnet ever be turned off Do toilets always flush in the same direction Can a swimming pool be cleaned with just the breath of one person You won t want to wait for a rainy day or your school s science fair to test these cool experiments for yourself
Often called the the best NCLEX exam review book ever Saunders Comprehensive Review for the NCLEX-RN Examination provides everything you need to prepare for the NCLEX exam - complete content review and over 5 100 NCLEX examination-style questions in the book and online Don t make the mistake of assuming the quality of the questions is the same in all NCLEX exam review books because only this book includes the kind of questions that consistently test the critical thinking skills necessary to pass today s NCLEX exam Even better all answers include detailed rationales to help you learn from your answer choices as well as test-taking strategies with tips on how to best approach each question Written by the most trusted name in NCLEX review Linda Anne Silvestri and updated to reflect the most current NCLEX test plan Comprehensive Review for the NCLEX-RN Examination 6th Edition is THE book of choice for NCLEX examination review But don t just take our word for it - read any customer review or ask your classmates to see why there s nothing else like it UNIQUE A detailed test-taking strategy and rationale is included for each question offering clues for analyzing and uncovering the correct answer option and guiding you to remediation in... Saunders Strategies for Test Success Passing Nursing School and the NCLEX Exam and Saunders Comprehensive Review for the NCLEX-RN Exam UNIQUE Priority Nursing Action boxes list actions for clinical emergent situations requiring immediate action including a detailed rationale and textbook reference All alternate item-format questions are included with multiple response prioritizing fill-in-the-blank figure illustration chart exhibit video and audio questions to provide practice with prioritizing decision-making and critical thinking skills UNIQUE Pyramid Alert boxes spotlight important nursing concepts and procedures and include tips and shortcuts for remembering key information Exam preparation chapters include test-taking strategies the CAT format transitional issues for the foreign-educated nurse and the NCLEX-RN exam from a new graduate s perspective A comprehensive exam consists of 85 questions that cover all content areas in the book and mirror the percentages identified in the NCLEX-RN examination test plan NEW and UNIQUE A summary of key changes to the 2013 NCLEX-RN test plan is included in the front of the book New More practice questions have been added to the book and online bringing the total to 5 172 questions New Tracking of practice results on the Evolve companion website makes it easy to check your progress more
A journey through the otherworldly science behind Christopher Nolan s highly anticipated film Interstellar from executive producer and theoretical physicist Kip Thorne Interstellar from acclaimed filmmaker Christopher Nolan takes us on a fantastic voyage far beyond our solar system Yet in The Science of Interstellar Kip Thorne the physicist who assisted Nolan on the scientific aspects of Interstellar shows us that the movie s jaw-dropping events and stunning never-before-attempted visuals are grounded in real science Thorne shares his experiences working as the science adviser on the film and then moves on to the science itself In chapters on wormholes black holes interstellar travel and much more Thorne s scientific insights many of them triggered during the actual scripting and shooting of Interstellar describe the physical laws that govern our universe and the truly astounding phenomena that those laws make possible Interstellar and all related characters and elements are trademarks of and Warner Bros Entertainment Inc s14 200 color illustrations
August Pullman was born with a facial difference that up until now has prevented him from going to a mainstream school Starting 5th grade at Beecher Prep he wants nothing more than to be treated as an ordinary kid but his new classmates can t get past Auggie s extraordinary face WONDER now a 1 New York Times bestseller and included on the Texas Bluebonnet Award master list begins from Auggie s point of view but soon switches to include his classmates his sister her boyfriend and others These perspectives converge in a portrait of one community s struggle with empathy compassion and acceptance Wonder is the best kids book of the year said Emily Bazelon senior editor at Slate com and author of Sticks and Stones Defeating the Culture of Bullying and Rediscovering the Power of Character and Empathy In a world where bullying among young people is an epidemic this is a refreshing new narrative full of heart and hope R J Palacio has called her debut novel a meditation on kindness indeed every reader will come away with a greater appreciation for the simple courage of friendship Auggie is a hero to root for a diamond in the rough who proves that you can t blend in when you were born to stand out Join the conversation thewonderofwonder