Thomas and Friends Collection
Thomas the Tank Engine started life as a character in a bedtime story created by the Reverend Wilbert Awdry for his young son Christopher and remains a much-loved character today.
From the author of 1491—the best-selling study of the pre-Columbian Americas—a deeply engaging new history of the most momentous biological event since the death of the dinosaurs. More than 200 million years ago, geological forces split apart the continents. Isolated from each other, the two halves of the world developed radically different suites of plants and animals. When Christopher Columbus set foot in the Americas, he ended that separation at a stroke. Driven by the economic goal of establishing trade with China, he accidentally set off an ecological convulsion as European vessels carried thousands of species to new homes across the oceans. The Columbian Exchange, as researchers call it, is the reason there are tomatoes in Italy, oranges in Florida, chocolates in Switzerland, and chili peppers in Thailand. More important, creatures the colonists knew nothing about hitched along for the ride. Earthworms, mosquitoes, and cockroaches; honeybees, dandelions, and African grasses; bacteria, fungi, and viruses; rats of every description—all of them rushed like eager tourists into lands that had never seen their like before, changing lives and landscapes across the planet. Eight decades after Columbus, a Spaniard named Legazpi succeeded where Columbus had failed. He sailed west to establish continual trade with China, then the richest, most powerful country in the world. In Manila, a city Legazpi founded, silver from the Americas, mined by African and Indian slaves, was sold to Asians in return for silk for Europeans. It was the first time that goods and people from every corner of the globe were connected in a single worldwide exchange. Much as Columbus created a new world biologically, Legazpi and the Spanish empire he served created a new world economically. As Charles C. Mann shows, the Columbian Exchange underlies much of subsequent human history. Presenting the latest research by ecologists, anthropologists, archaeologists, and historians, Mann shows how the creation of this worldwide network of ecological and economic exchange fostered the rise of Europe, devastated imperial China, convulsed Africa, and for two centuries made Mexico City—where Asia, Europe, and the new frontier of the Americas dynamically interacted—the center of the world. In such encounters, he uncovers the germ of today’s fiercest political disputes, from immigration to trade policy to culture wars. In 1493, Charles Mann gives us an eye-opening scientific interpretation of our past, unequaled in its authority and fascination. From the Hardcover edition.
One Thousand Six Hundred Thirty Three
Hurtled back in time into the Thirty Years War by an unknown force, Mike Stearns and his fellow West Virginia coal miners join forces with the king of Sweden to form the Confederated Principalities of Europe and take on the scheming Cardinal Richelieu as they struggle to rescue Mike's wife from war-torn Amsterdam and his sister from the Tower of London.
The time-traveling Americans from the West Virginia town of Grantville find themselves caught in the middle of the Baltic War, with Gustavus Adolphus, King of Sweden, launching a counterattack on the combined forces of France, Spain, England, and Denmark.
Help Your Kids with English
A simple, visual guide to helping children understand English from Carol Vorderman Reduce the stress of studying English and help your child with their homework by following Help Your Kids with English, a unique visual guide that demystifies the subject for everyone. Carol Vorderman uses clear, accessible pictures, diagrams and easy-to-follow step-by-steps to cover all the important areas including punctuation, grammar, spelling and communication skills, so you can approach even the most complex English concepts with confidence. Includes cross-references throughout to show links between language ideas and a glossary of key terms. Help Your Kids with English is the perfect guide for every frustrated parent and struggling child who wants to understand English and put what they've learnt into practise.
1491 Second Edition
In this groundbreaking work of science, history, and archaeology, Charles C. Mann radically alters our understanding of the Americas before the arrival of Columbus in 1492. Contrary to what so many Americans learn in school, the pre-Columbian Indians were not sparsely settled in a pristine wilderness; rather, there were huge numbers of Indians who actively molded and influenced the land around them. The astonishing Aztec capital of Tenochtitlan had running water and immaculately clean streets, and was larger than any contemporary European city. Mexican cultures created corn in a specialized breeding process that it has been called man’s first feat of genetic engineering. Indeed, Indians were not living lightly on the land but were landscaping and manipulating their world in ways that we are only now beginning to understand. Challenging and surprising, this a transformative new look at a rich and fascinating world we only thought we knew. From the Trade Paperback edition.
Physical Design Essentials
Arranged in a format that follows the industry-common ASIC physical design flow, Physical Design Essentials begins with general concepts of an ASIC library, then examines floorplanning, placement, routing, verification, and finally, testing. Among the topics covered are Basic standard cell design, transistor-sizing, and layout styles; Linear, non-linear, and polynomial characterization; Physical design constraints and floorplanning styles; Algorithms used for placement; Clock Tree Synthesis; Parasitic extraction; Electronic Testing, and many more.
Save the Unicorns
Beginning the seventh grade with a dare war to decide who will be their new president, the Unicorns are caught stealing the principal's hair piece, are sentenced to day-care duty, and are told that the club must be dissolved. Original.
Anatomy of Orofacial Structures
A combined text and student workbook, Anatomy of Orofacial Structures: A Comprehensive Approach, Enhanced 7th Edition, makes it easy to understand oral histology and embryology, dental anatomy, and head and neck anatomy. Now in full color, the book includes more than 800 images, as well as review questions and detachable flashcards for convenient, on-the-go study. Clear coverage provides a solid foundation for students in dental assisting and dental hygiene programs. From longtime dental educators Richard Brand and Donald Isselhard, this book provides a complete learning package! Comprehensive coverage of oral histology and embryology, dental anatomy, and head and neck anatomy - makes this a single source for oral anatomy. More than 800 detailed anatomical illustrations support the material, including labeled line drawings, radiographs, and clinical photographs. Text/Workbook format includes a perforated workbook section with chapter-by-chapter questions. Removable flashcards feature an image of a tooth on one side and that tooth's identifying/important information on the other side, providing an easy and effective study tool. A logical organization puts the most foundational information first, starting with dental anatomy and followed by oral histology and embryology, and then head and neck anatomy. NEW! Full-color art program features more than 800 images - illustrations, clinical photos, and radiographs.