Read Laura Ingalls Wilder’s beloved Little House series from the very beginning! This paperback box set includes the first four titles in the series and features Garth Williams’s classic black-and-white illustrations. Based on the real-life adventures of Laura Ingalls Wilder, the award-winning Little House books have charmed generations of readers, and now this collectible box set brings together the first four books in the series: Little House in the Big Woods, Farmer Boy, Little House on the Prairie, and On the Banks of Plum Creek. In these books, Laura Ingalls travels with her family from the Big Woods of Wisconsin, to the prairies of Kansas, and up to Minnesota—all while facing the challenges of life on the frontier. And in Farmer Boy, Almanzo Wilder lives with his brother and sisters on a big farm in New York State.
Branding and design gurus Will Burke, Lisa Baer, and James Pietruszynski deliver a comprehensive and visually stunning anthology of the latest innovations in packaging design. The Big Book of Packaging shows designers how to package products creatively, economically, and sustainably, featuring over five hundred carefully selected designs, as well as profiles of some of the world’s leading designers, and a section entirely dedicated to green and environmentally conscious packaging. Alongside other volumes in the Big Book series, such as David E. Carter’s Big Book of Design Ideas or Cristian Campos’s The Big Book of Bags, Tags, and Labels, The Big Book of Packaging is an indispensible resource for designers, product marketers, and retailers who want remain on the cutting edge of packaging design.
This densely illustrated puzzle book is packed full of mystical things to find, fiendish puzzles to solve and magical monsters to outwit. Embark on a series of fantasy quests featuring the King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table, dragons, monsters, gnomes, goblins and a whole host of mythical creatures. Perfect for children who are inspired by The Lord of the Rings, The Hobbit, and the tales of King Arthur. A classic fantasy adventure book packed with cryptic codes to crack and satisfyingly complex puzzles to solve.
The classic Usborne word book, illustrated by Stephen Cartwright. One hundred everyday words are illustrated within busy scenes and with labelled pictures, to help children learn key English vocabulary. Don't forget to look out for the Usborne Little Yellow Duck on every page!
For the marine biologist, every sea is like an open book, filled to the brim with incredible stories. We head underwater to search for these stories, to find a new one and tell it to you. In this book, you will read about the creatures which inhabit the icy waters of the White, Barents, Pechora and Okhotsk Seas, the Northern part of the Pacific Ocean and the Sea of Japan. These creatures are unique, and very few people have been lucky enough to see them. The long polar night, freezing temperatures, the surface of the sea which clasp up under sheets of ice, strong water currents, difficult weather conditions - all these factors mean that field work is only possible for a few short months per year, and only after very rigorous technical and physical training. For precisely this reason, the book you are holding right now is unique. It is the result of many years of work and hundreds of dives. It contains the best photographs of interesting, rare and unusual creatures, as well as the fascinating stories of their lives.
A lighthearted meditation on the philosophical quandaries of the hit television show The Big Bang Theory Ever wonder what Aristotle might say about the life Sheldon Cooper leads? Why Thomas Hobbes would applaud the roommate agreement? Who Immanuel Kant would treat with «haughty derision» for weaving «un-unravelable webs?» And—most importantly—whether Wil Wheaton is truly evil? Of course you have. Bazinga! This book mines the deep thinking of some of history's most potent philosophical minds to explore your most pressing questions about The Big Bang Theory and its nerdy genius characters. You might find other philosophy books on science and cosmology, but only this one refers to Darth Vader Force-chokes, cloning Leonard Nimoy, and oompa-loompa-like engineers. Fo-shizzle. Gives you irresistibly geek-worthy insights on your favorite Big Bang Theory characters, story lines, and ideas Examines important themes involving ethics and virtue, science, semiotics, religion, and the human condition Brings the thinking of some of the world's greatest philosophers to bear on The Big Bang Theory, from Aristotle and Plato to Nietzsche, Wittgenstein, Simone de Beauvoir, and more Essential reading for every Big Bang Theory fan, this book explores whether comic-book-wielding geeks can lead the good life, and whether they can know enough science to «tear the mask off nature and stare at the face of God.»
According to the working definition of the International Big History Association, 'Big History seeks to understand the integrated history of the Cosmos, Earth, Life and Humanity, using the best available empirical evidence and scholarly methods'. In recent years Big History has been developing very fast indeed. Big History courses are taught in the schools and universities of several dozen countries. Hundreds of researchers are involved in studying and teaching Big History. The unique approach of Big History, the interdisciplinary genre of history that deals with the grand narrative of 13.8 billion years, has opened up a vast amount of research agendas. Big History brings together constantly updated information from the scientific disciplines and merges it with the contemplative realms of philosophy and the humanities. It also provides a connection between the past, present, and future. Big History is a colossal and extremely heterogeneous field of research encompassing all the forms of existence and all timescales. Unsurprisingly, Big History may be presented in very different aspects and facets. In this volume the Big History is presented and discussed in three different ways. In its first part, Big History is explored in terms of methodology, theories of knowledge, as well as showcasing the personal approach of scholars to Big History. The second section comprises such articles that could clarify Big History's main trends and laws. The third part of this book explores the nature of teaching Big History as well as profiling a number of educational methods.This volume will be useful both for those who study interdisciplinary macroproblems and for specialists working in focused directions, as well as for those who are interested in evolutionary issues of Astrophysics, Geology, Biology, History, Anthropology, Linguistics and other areas of study.
The Big Bang Theory: The Official Trivia Quiz Book is the first official book to accompany one of the world's favourite and funniest comedies. Including 1,600 questions from series 1 to 8, along with photos, hilarious quotes, a complete episode guide and fun features, such as excerpts from the Roommate Agreement and your chance to play 'Emily or Cinnamon', this book will remind you of all your favourite Big Bang moments.
An art sticker book telling the Christmas Story through paintings of the Nativity, from Renaissance to modern times. Children can match stickers of the paintings to their labelled frames, and read facts about the paintings and artists. Includes a sticker advent calendar for the countdown to Christmas. Published in association with The National Gallery, London, featuring paintings from their renowned collection.A unique way of learning about the story of the nativity, by looking at the way it has been represented in art by painters throughout the ages. One of a number of Usborne art books published in association with the National Gallery. Other titles include 'The Story of Art Sticker Book', 'The Impressionists Sticker Book' and 'Famous Paintings Sticker Book'.
Welcome to the English World Level 1 Grammar Practice Book.In this book you will find a variety of activities which practise the grammar points in Pupil's Book 1 and Workbook 1. There are also activities which practise writing skills and phonics/pronunciation. These activities can be used in class or for homework.There is a unit in the Grammar Practice Book for each unit in the Pupil's Book and the Workbook. There are three pages in each unit:• Page 1 of each unit practises the main grammar point of the unit.• Page 2 of each unit practises the Grammar in conversation point.• Page 3 of each unit has a Grammar Street activity, which practises the grammar points from pages 1 and 2; and a Writing skills activity which practises the writing from the Workbook Writing skills page.The Review pages practise the grammar from the previous three units. Each grammar activity in the Review units has a score out of 5. This gives a total score of 20. The children write their score for the Review pages in a box on the page. They can assess their level of achievement by reading the comments in the Score Box.The phonics and spelling section of each unit in the Pupil's Book is practised at the end of this book.When all the activities in each unit are complete, the Grammar Practice Book will be a useful reference and revision aid for the children. The series of Grammar Practice Books builds up into a complete record of the grammar in English World .The children can keep their Grammar Practice Books and use them for reference in later levels of English World. In this way, they develop good study skills and make an important step to becoming independent learners.
Science is everywhere. From your backyard to a tropical rain forest;from your pets at home to creatures in the sea; from your bike to a space station. Let’s explore!With Big Science kids will learn to see and understand the world in new ways.They will ask questions, gather information, test ideas, and record their findings. In no time, your students will be thinking like young scientists!
With big data analytics comes big insights into profitability Big data is big business. But having the data and the computational power to process it isn't nearly enough to produce meaningful results. Big Data, Data Mining, and Machine Learning: Value Creation for Business Leaders and Practitioners is a complete resource for technology and marketing executives looking to cut through the hype and produce real results that hit the bottom line. Providing an engaging, thorough overview of the current state of big data analytics and the growing trend toward high performance computing architectures, the book is a detail-driven look into how big data analytics can be leveraged to foster positive change and drive efficiency. With continued exponential growth in data and ever more competitive markets, businesses must adapt quickly to gain every competitive advantage available. Big data analytics can serve as the linchpin for initiatives that drive business, but only if the underlying technology and analysis is fully understood and appreciated by engaged stakeholders. This book provides a view into the topic that executives, managers, and practitioners require, and includes: A complete overview of big data and its notable characteristics Details on high performance computing architectures for analytics, massively parallel processing (MPP), and in-memory databases Comprehensive coverage of data mining, text analytics, and machine learning algorithms A discussion of explanatory and predictive modeling, and how they can be applied to decision-making processes Big Data, Data Mining, and Machine Learning provides technology and marketing executives with the complete resource that has been notably absent from the veritable libraries of published books on the topic. Take control of your organization's big data analytics to produce real results with a resource that is comprehensive in scope and light on hyperbole.