The technology likely to have the greatest impact on the future of the world economy has arrived, and it’s not self-driving cars, solar energy, or artificial intelligence. It’s called the blockchain. The first generation of the digital revolution brought us the Internet of information. The second generation—powered by blockchain technology—is bringing us the Internet of value: a new, distributed platform that can help us reshape the world of business and transform the old order of human affairs for the better. Blockchain is the ingeniously simple, revolutionary protocol that allows transactions to be simultaneously anonymous and secure by maintaining a tamperproof public ledger of value. Though it’s the technology that drives bitcoin and other digital currencies, the underlying framework has the potential to go far beyond these and record virtually everything of value to humankind, from birth and death certificates to insurance claims and even votes. Why should you care? Maybe you’re a music lover who wants artists to make a living off their art. Or a consumer who wants to know where that hamburger meat really came from. Perhaps you’re an immigrant who’s sick of paying big fees to send money home to loved ones. Or an entrepreneur looking for a new platform to build a business. And those examples are barely the tip of the iceberg. This technology is public, encrypted, and readily available for anyone to use. It’s already seeing widespread adoption in a number of areas. For example, forty-two (and counting) of the world’s biggest financial institutions, including Goldman Sachs, JPMorgan Chase, and Credit Suisse, have formed a consortium to investigate the blockchain for speedier and more secure transactions. As with major paradigm shifts that preceded it, the blockchain will create winners and losers. And while opportunities abound, the risks of disruption and dislocation must not be ignored. Don Tapscott, the bestselling author of Wikinomics , and his son, blockchain expert Alex Tapscott, bring us a brilliantly researched, highly readable, and utterly foundational book about the future of the modern economy. Blockchain Revolution is the business leaders’ playbook for the next decade and beyond.
GarageBand for Mac Starter Guide is a beginner’s guide to creating great-sounding music and audio compositions entirely on Mac. It will walk you through step-by-step instructions for creating a narrative soundscape as you learn to use the elements and features of GarageBand in a hands-on exercise. All of the materials you’ll need are provided. As you build essential skills, you’ll be inspired to create your own musical arrangements.
Sam and the Sugar bug is the first in a series of books by Doctor Shah that teaches children to brush in a fun and interesting way. With interactive narration and beautiful full color photos, the book promotes reading skills as well as teaches children the importance of brushing.
Numbers for Mac Starter Guide is a beginner’s guide to using a free-form canvas to collect, analyze, and present data in powerful ways within the classroom. It will walk you through step-by-step instructions as you learn to use the elements and features of Numbers in a hands-on exercise. All of the materials you’ll need are provided. As you build essential skills, you’ll be inspired to create your own projects that make data more meaningful and accessible.
THE ELEMENTS OF STYLE (UPDATED AND REVISED 2013 EDITION) The All-Time Bestselling Book on Writing English Newly Edited (Special Apple iBook Edition) BY WILLIAM STRUNK , JUNIOR The Elements of Style OVER 10 MILLION COPIES SOLD! (Apple iBook Edition) Revised and Updated for 2013 by Chris Hong, Formerly of Harvard University OVERVIEW This book is intended for use in English courses in which the practice of composition is combined with the study of literature. It aims to give in brief space the principal requirements of plain English style. It aims to lighten the task of instructor and student by concentrating attention (in Chapters II and III) on a few essentials, the rules of usage and principles of composition most commonly violated. The numbers of the sections may be used as references in correcting manuscript. The book covers only a small portion of the field of English style, but the experience of its writer has been that once past the essentials, students profit most by individual instruction based on the problems of their own work, and that each instructor has his own body of theory, which he prefers to that offered by any textbook. It is an old observation that the best writers sometimes disregard the rules of rhetoric. When they do so, however, the reader will usually find in the sentence some compensating merit, attained at the cost of the violation. Unless he is certain of doing as well, he will probably do best to follow the rules. After he has learned, by their guidance, to write plain English adequate for everyday uses, let him look, for the secrets of style, to the study of the masters of literature. NOW UPDATED AND REVISED FOR 2013
40 Juicing Recipes for Weight Loss is a collection of fresh juice recipes for those who want to lose weight effectively without compromising their health. It is a perfect companion for dieters who want to lose a few inches and pounds while keeping their body nourished, strong and healthy. The book contains 40 different kinds of juicer recipes for all-fruit, all-vegetable and fruit and vegetable mix juices, plus a sampler of some creamy smoothies which blends fresh juices with milk or yogurt for a more indulgent way of losing weight with juice. Each recipe also explains the weight loss benefits of the key ingredients used to make the reader better understand why each fruit or vegetable is ideal for losing weight and in maintaining a healthy diet. Recipe variations and juicing tips are also provided to encourage juicing aficionados to experiment and find new ways of enjoying their weight loss juice. 40 Juicing Recipes for Weight Loss is perfect for those who want to start on a juice diet and even for those who are already juicing for weight loss and want to keep it healthy all the way.
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • The inspiration for American Crime Story: The People v. O. J. Simpson on FX, starring Cuba Gooding, Jr., John Travolta, David Schwimmer, and Connie Britton The definitive account of the O. J. Simpson trial, The Run of His Life is a prodigious feat of reporting that could have been written only by the foremost legal journalist of our time. First published less than a year after the infamous verdict, Jeffrey Toobin’s nonfiction masterpiece tells the whole story, from the murders of Nicole Brown Simpson and Ronald Goldman to the ruthless gamesmanship behind the scenes of “the trial of the century.” Rich in character, as propulsive as a legal thriller, this enduring narrative continues to shock and fascinate with its candid depiction of the human drama that upended American life. Praise for The Run of His Life “This is the book to read.” —Michiko Kakutani, The New York Times “This book stands out as a gripping and colorful account of the crime and trial that captured the world’s attention.” — Boston Sunday Globe “A real page-turner . . . strips away the months of circuslike televised proceedings and the sordid tell-all books and lays out a simple, but devastating, synopsis of the case.” — Entertainment Weekly “A well-written, profoundly rational analysis of the trial and, more specifically, the lawyers who conducted it.” — USA Today “Engrossing . . . Toobin’s insight into the motives and mind-set of key players sets this Simpson book apart from the pack.” — People (one of the top ten books of the year) From the Hardcover edition.
Swift is a new programming language for iOS and OS X app development. Nonetheless,many parts of Swift will be familiar from your experience of developing in C and Objective-C. This book explores the basics of this Swift Programming Language.
Help your students maximize learning time by using iPad to boost their productivity. This book shows educators how to use iPad and multiple apps in connected workflows to help students streamline learning processes, organize assignments, and save time so they can be engaged in more meaningful learning tasks. No matter what grade level or content area you teach, you’ll find versatile learning activities throughout the book that use iPad to enhance student productivity habits.
The iMovie for iPad Starter Guide is a beginner’s guide to making great-looking movies shot entirely on iPad. It will walk you through step-by-step instructions as you learn how to use different features in iMovie, bringing together video, photos, sound effects, and music in a hands-on exercise. All of the materials you’ll need are provided. As you build essential skills, you’ll be inspired to produce your own movies for your classroom and beyond.
iPad opens up new, engaging ways of teaching and learning. This guide shows educators who are new to iPad how to navigate and personalize their device, work with built-in apps and features, and explore the world of learning and teaching resources available for iPad. Along the way, readers will become more confident, pick up essential skills, and get inspired to create hands-on and personalized learning experiences.
iMovie for Mac Starter Guide is a beginner’s guide to making great-looking movies. It will walk you through step-by-step instructions as you learn how to use different features in iMovie, bringing together video, photos, sound effects, and music in a hands-on exercise. All of the materials you’ll need are provided. As you build essential skills, you’ll be inspired to produce your own movies for your classroom and beyond.
This is a delightful book for children learning their ABC's. Beautiful crisp images fill the page with letters and easily recognisable pictures to help children build their memory and confidence with learning the alphabet. All images and text are fixed layouts and hence will present exactly as children would experience with traditional books. Children will enjoy choosing this book from their virtual bookshelf.
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • For writers looking to make sure their next physical interlude on the page inspires readers to share the moment rather than to laugh at it, bestselling author Diana Gabaldon divulges the writing secrets behind the sex scenes in her wildly popular Outlander novels. “Ask me to your bed,” he said. “I shall come to ye.” In this revealing compendium, acclaimed writer Diana Gabaldon shares her invaluable lessons for creating an immersive reading experience, from evoking a mood to using the power of emotions to communicate physical intimacy. You’ll learn the difference between gratuitous sex and genuine encounters that move the story forward, and how to handle less-than-savory acts that nevertheless serve a narrative purpose. Gabaldon also notes that sex can be conveyed instead of described. With such tips as “The Rule of Three” for involving the senses, handy lists of naughty euphemisms (with instructions for use), and Gabaldon’s own examples from the Outlander novels, “I Give You My Body . . .” is a master class in writing to draw readers in and keep them riveted to the page.
This Teacher Guide is designed to help you bring Learn to Code 3 from Swift Playgrounds into the classroom. It includes activities, reflection questions, journal prompts, and more to help you bring coding into any classroom. Prior experience with Learn to Code 1 and 2 is recommended.
The Pages for iPad Starter Guide is a beginner’s guide to creating engaging, organized, and expressive documents for the classroom. It will walk you through step-by-step instructions to create a beautiful project as you learn to use the elements and features of Pages in a hands-on exercise. All of the materials you’ll need are provided. As you build essential skills, you’ll be inspired to author your own engaging documents.
This course is designed to help you build a solid foundation in programming fundamentals using Swift as the language. You’ll get practical experience with the tools, techniques, and concepts needed to build a basic iOS app from scratch. You’ll also learn user interface design principles, which are fundamental to programming and making great apps. Prior programming experience is not required for this course. If you have programming experience, you can move through the early lessons quickly as you continue to learn about software development tools, concepts, and best practices that go beyond programming fundamentals.
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The New York Times bestselling author of Better and Complications reveals the surprising power of the ordinary checklist We live in a world of great and increasing complexity, where even the most expert professionals struggle to master the tasks they face. Longer training, ever more advanced technologies—neither seems to prevent grievous errors. But in a hopeful turn, acclaimed surgeon and writer Atul Gawande finds a remedy in the humblest and simplest of techniques: the checklist. First introduced decades ago by the U.S. Air Force, checklists have enabled pilots to fly aircraft of mind-boggling sophistication. Now innovative checklists are being adopted in hospitals around the world, helping doctors and nurses respond to everything from flu epidemics to avalanches. Even in the immensely complex world of surgery, a simple ninety-second variant has cut the rate of fatalities by more than a third. In riveting stories, Gawande takes us from Austria, where an emergency checklist saved a drowning victim who had spent half an hour underwater, to Michigan, where a cleanliness checklist in intensive care units virtually eliminated a type of deadly hospital infection. He explains how checklists actually work to prompt striking and immediate improvements. And he follows the checklist revolution into fields well beyond medicine, from disaster response to investment banking, skyscraper construction, and businesses of all kinds. An intellectual adventure in which lives are lost and saved and one simple idea makes a tremendous difference, The Checklist Manifesto is essential reading for anyone working to get things right.
This Teacher Guide, a companion to the App Development with Swift course, is designed for you to use with high school and college students new to programming. It will align to various national and international curriculum standards for computer science, and it includes lesson activities, reflection questions, and journal prompts.
THE #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER A New York Times Notable Book A Washington Post and Seattle Times Best Book of the Year From the Pulitzer Prize-winning, bestselling author of The Emperor of All Maladies —a magnificent history of the gene and a response to the defining question of the future: What becomes of being human when we learn to “read” and “write” our own genetic information? Siddhartha Mukherjee has a written a biography of the gene as deft, brilliant, and illuminating as his extraordinarily successful biography of cancer. Weaving science, social history, and personal narrative to tell us the story of one of the most important conceptual breakthroughs of modern times, Mukherjee animates the quest to understand human heredity and its surprising influence on our lives, personalities, identities, fates, and choices. Throughout the narrative, the story of Mukherjee’s own family—with its tragic and bewildering history of mental illness—cuts like a bright, red line, reminding us of the many questions that hang over our ability to translate the science of genetics from the laboratory to the real world. In superb prose and with an instinct for the dramatic scene, he describes the centuries of research and experimentation—from Aristotle and Pythagoras to Mendel and Darwin, from Boveri and Morgan to Crick, Watson and Franklin, all the way through the revolutionary twenty-first century innovators who mapped the human genome. As The New Yorker said of The Emperor of All Maladies , “It’s hard to think of many books for a general audience that have rendered any area of modern science and technology with such intelligence, accessibility, and compassion…An extraordinary achievement.” Riveting, revelatory, and magisterial history of a scientific idea coming to life, and an essential preparation for the moral complexity introduced by our ability to create or “write” the human genome, The Gene is a must-read for everyone concerned about the definition and future of humanity. This is the most crucial science of our time, intimately explained by a master.
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY THE WASHINGTON POST A powerful true story about the potential for mercy to redeem us, and a clarion call to fix our broken system of justice—from one of the most brilliant and influential lawyers of our time Bryan Stevenson was a young lawyer when he founded the Equal Justice Initiative, a legal practice dedicated to defending those most desperate and in need: the poor, the wrongly condemned, and women and children trapped in the farthest reaches of our criminal justice system. One of his first cases was that of Walter McMillian, a young man who was sentenced to die for a notorious murder he insisted he didn’t commit. The case drew Bryan into a tangle of conspiracy, political machination, and legal brinksmanship—and transformed his understanding of mercy and justice forever. Just Mercy is at once an unforgettable account of an idealistic, gifted young lawyer’s coming of age, a moving window into the lives of those he has defended, and an inspiring argument for compassion in the pursuit of true justice. Praise for Just Mercy “ Just Mercy is every bit as moving as To Kill a Mockingbird, and in some ways more so. . . . [It] demonstrates, as powerfully as any book on criminal justice that I’ve ever read, the extent to which brutality, unfairness, and racial bias continue to infect criminal law in the United States. But at the same time that Stevenson tells an utterly damning story of deep-seated and widespread injustice, he also recounts instances of human compassion, understanding, mercy, and justice that offer hope. . . . Just Mercy is a remarkable amalgam, at once a searing indictment of American criminal justice and a stirring testament to the salvation that fighting for the vulnerable sometimes yields.” —David Cole, The New York Review of Books “A searing, moving and infuriating memoir . . . Bryan Stevenson may, indeed, be America’s Mandela. For decades he has fought judges, prosecutors and police on behalf of those who are impoverished, black or both. . . . Injustice is easy not to notice when it affects people different from ourselves; that helps explain the obliviousness of our own generation to inequity today. We need to wake up. And that is why we need a Mandela in this country.” —Nicholas Kristof, The New York Times “Inspiring . . . a work of style, substance and clarity . . . Stevenson is not only a great lawyer, he’s also a gifted writer and storyteller.” — The Washington Post “Unfairness in the justice system is a major theme of our age. . . . This book brings new life to the story by placing it in two affecting contexts: Stevenson’s life work and the deep strain of racial injustice in American life. . . . The book extols not his nobility but that of the cause, and reads like a call to action for all that remains to be done. . . . The message of the book, hammered home by dramatic examples of one man’s refusal to sit quietly and countenance horror, is that evil can be overcome, a difference can be made. Just Mercy will make you upset and it will make you hopeful.” —Ted Conover, The New York Times Book Review “Not since Atticus Finch has a fearless and committed lawyer made such a difference in the American South. Though larger than life, Atticus exists only in fiction. Bryan Stevenson, however, is very much alive and doing God’s work fighting for the poor, the oppressed, the voiceless, the vulnerable, the outcast, and those with no hope. Just Mercy is his inspiring and powerful story.” —John Grisham From the Hardcover edition.
Philosophy is to question everything. More than a lifestyle, larger than any single idea, broader than a conviction, philosophy is the love of exploration, of knowledge, of uncertainty, and of that cornerstone of free thinking: doubt. Kevin Perry’s “Philosophy” takes the reader on a grand tour of life’s biggest questions, examining all that the world’s greatest philosophers have said about life and death, love and loss, language, art and God, to name a few. Philosophy is a great companion and a roadmap to navigate life’s major milestones, including: How to make sense of death What loving someone or something means The effect of art on our lives What role language plays in understanding the world How do our ideas affect our actions
Turn Any Presentation into a Landmark Occasion Ever wish you could captivate your boardroom with the opening line of your presentation, like Winston Churchill in his most memorable speeches? Or want to command attention by looming larger than life before your audience, much like Abraham Lincoln when, standing erect and wearing a top hat, he towered over seven feet? Now, you can master presentation skills, wow your audience, and shoot up the corporate ladder by unlocking the secrets of history's greatest speakers. Author, historian, and world-renowned speaker James C. Humes—who wrote speeches for five American presidents—shows you how great leaders through the ages used simple yet incredibly effective tricks to speak, persuade, and win throngs of fans and followers. Inside, you'll discover how Napoleon Bonaparte mastered the use of the pregnant pause to grab attention, how Lady Margaret Thatcher punctuated her most serious speeches with the use of subtle props, how Ronald Reagan could win even the most hostile crowd with carefully timed wit, and much, much more. Whether you're addressing a small nation or a large staff meeting, you'll want to master the tips and tricks in Speak Like Churchill, Stand Like Lincoln. "As a student of speech, I very much enjoyed this intriguing historic approach to public speaking. Humes creates a valuable and practical guide." — Roger Ailes, chairman and CEO, FOX News "I love this book. I've followed Humes's lessons for years, and he combines them all into one compact, hard-hitting resource. Get this book on your desk now." — Chris Matthews, Hardball
The iBooks Author Starter Kit is a beginners guide to creating Multi-Touch books for teaching and learning. It walks a user through a set of step-by-step activities, and provides all of the materials — an iBooks Author template, color palette, copy decks, images, videos, keynote presentation, and more — needed to create an interactive book titled “The World of Living Gardens”.
Look out for Johnson’s new book, Wonderland, now on sale. From the New York Times–bestselling author of Where Good Ideas Come From and Everything Bad Is Good for You , a new look at the power and legacy of great ideas. In this illustrated history, Steven Johnson explores the history of innovation over centuries, tracing facets of modern life (refrigeration, clocks, and eyeglass lenses, to name a few) from their creation by hobbyists, amateurs, and entrepreneurs to their unintended historical consequences. Filled with surprising stories of accidental genius and brilliant mistakes—from the French publisher who invented the phonograph before Edison but forgot to include playback, to the Hollywood movie star who helped invent the technology behind Wi-Fi and Bluetooth—How We Got to Now investigates the secret history behind the everyday objects of contemporary life. In his trademark style, Johnson examines unexpected connections between seemingly unrelated fields: how the invention of air-conditioning enabled the largest migration of human beings in the history of the species—to cities such as Dubai or Phoenix, which would otherwise be virtually uninhabitable; how pendulum clocks helped trigger the industrial revolution; and how clean water made it possible to manufacture computer chips. Accompanied by a major six-part television series on PBS, How We Got to Now is the story of collaborative networks building the modern world, written in the provocative, informative, and engaging style that has earned Johnson fans around the globe.
This California Driver handbook includes interactive features, complete with quizzes and videos, which bring the driving learning experience to a whole new level. This is an innovative and fun way of learning how to become a safer driver on our roadways and highways. It offers a comprehensive overview of the rules of the road and includes the following topics: how to acquire a new license or renew an existing license, a summary of standard road signs, safe driving tips, and how to properly share the road with other vehicles, mass transit, pedestrians, and cyclists.
Can we live robustly until our last breath? Do we have to suffer from debilitating conditions and sickness? Is it possible to add more vibrant years to our lives? In the #1 New York Times bestselling The End of Illness , Dr. David Agus tackles these fundamental questions and dismantles misperceptions about what “health” really means. Presenting an eye-opening picture of the human body and all the ways it works—and fails—Dr. Agus shows us how a new perspective on our individual health will allow us to achieve a long, vigorous life. Offering insights and access to powerful new technologies that promise to transform medicine, Dr. Agus emphasizes his belief that there is no “right” answer, no master guide that is “one size fits all.” Each one of us must get to know our bodies in uniquely personal ways, and he shows us exactly how to do that. A bold call for all of us to become our own personal health advocates, The End of Illness is a moving departure from orthodox thinking.
“Drop the flashcards—grit, character, and curiosity matter even more than cognitive skills. A persuasive wake-up call.”— People Why do some children succeed while others fail? The story we usually tell about childhood and success is the one about intelligence: success comes to those who score highest on tests, from preschool admissions to SATs. But in How Children Succeed , Paul Tough argues that the qualities that matter more have to do with character: skills like perseverance, curiosity, optimism, and self-control. How Children Succeed introduces us to a new generation of researchers and educators, who, for the first time, are using the tools of science to peel back the mysteries of character. Through their stories—and the stories of the children they are trying to help—Tough reveals how this new knowledge can transform young people’s lives. He uncovers the surprising ways in which parents do—and do not—prepare their children for adulthood. And he provides us with new insights into how to improve the lives of children growing up in poverty. This provocative and profoundly hopeful book will not only inspire and engage readers, it will also change our understanding of childhood itself. “Illuminates the extremes of American childhood: for rich kids, a safety net drawn so tight it’s a harness; for poor kids, almost nothing to break their fall.”— New York Times “I learned so much reading this book and I came away full of hope about how we can make life better for all kinds of kids.”— Slate
This module will help you appreciate the challenges of developing and managing an integrated supply chain network. This module might make you want to simplify your supply chain. The more complex the system, the more difficult it is to manage. This module might make you consider becoming a top-level supply chain executive. Intelligent individuals with an appreciation for understanding the complex issues associated with managing an integrated supply chain are in high demand.
Mac gives teachers and students new ways to create, learn, collaborate, and be more productive. This guide is designed for educators who are new to Mac, and shows them how to personalize settings, work with built-in apps and features, and explore a world of learning and teaching resources. Along the way, readers will become more confident with Mac, pick up essential skills, and get inspired to create hands-on and personalized learning experiences.
This Teacher Guide is designed to help you bring Swift Playgrounds into the classroom, no matter what your level of experience with coding is. It includes activities, reflection questions, journal prompts, and more to help you bring coding into any classroom.
In the third edition of this international best seller, Lawrence Cunningham brings you the latest wisdom from Warren Buffett’s annual letters to Berkshire Hathaway shareholders. New material addresses: the financial crisis and its continuing implications for investors, managers and society; the housing bubble at the bottom of that crisis; the debt and derivatives excesses that fueled the crisis and how to deal with them; controlling risk and protecting reputation in corporate governance; Berkshire’s acquisition and operation of Burlington Northern Santa Fe; the role of oversight in heavily regulated industries; investment possibilities today; and weaknesses of popular option valuation models. Some other material has been rearranged to deepen the themes and lessons that the collection has always produced: Buffett’s “owner-related business principles” are in the prologue as a separate subject and valuation and accounting topics are spread over four instead of two sections and reordered to sharpen their payoff.
Immensely helpful and illuminating to any aspiring writer, this special edition of Stephen King’s critically lauded, million-copy bestseller shares the experiences, habits, and convictions that have shaped him and his work. “Long live the King” hailed Entertainment Weekly upon publication of Stephen King’s On Writing . Part memoir, part master class by one of the bestselling authors of all time, this superb volume is a revealing and practical view of the writer’s craft, comprising the basic tools of the trade every writer must have. King’s advice is grounded in his vivid memories from childhood through his emergence as a writer, from his struggling early career to his widely reported, near-fatal accident in 1999—and how the inextricable link between writing and living spurred his recovery. Brilliantly structured, friendly and inspiring, On Writing will empower and entertain everyone who reads it—fans, writers, and anyone who loves a great story well told.
Pages for Mac Starter Guide is a beginner’s guide to creating engaging, organized, and expressive documents for the classroom. It will walk you through step-by-step instructions to create a beautiful project as you learn to use the elements and features of Pages in a hands-on exercise. All of the materials you’ll need are provided. As you build essential skills, you’ll be inspired to author your own engaging documents.
Keynote for Mac Starter Guide is a beginner’s guide to creating beautiful presentations for the classroom. It will walk you through step-by-step instructions for creating spectacular slides as you learn to use the elements and features of Keynote in a hands-on exercise. All of the materials you’ll need are provided. As you build essential skills, you’ll be inspired to author your own compelling presentations.
An ICU and Palliative Care specialist featured in the Oscar-nominated Netflix documentary Extremis offers a framework for a better way to exit life that will change our medical culture at the deepest level In medical school, no one teaches you how to let a patient die. Jessica Zitter became a doctor because she wanted to be a hero. She elected to specialize in critical care—to become an ICU physician—and imagined herself swooping in to rescue patients from the brink of death. But then during her first code she found herself cracking the ribs of a patient so old and frail it was unimaginable he would ever come back to life. She began to question her choice. Extreme Measures charts Zitter’s journey from wanting to be one kind of hero to becoming another—a doctor who prioritizes the patient’s values and preferences in an environment where the default choice is the extreme use of technology. In our current medical culture, the old and the ill are put on what she terms the End-of-Life Conveyor belt. They are intubated, catheterized, and even shelved away in care facilities to suffer their final days alone, confused, and often in pain. In her work Zitter has learned what patients fear more than death itself: the prospect of dying badly. She builds bridges between patients and caregivers, formulates plans to allay patients’ pain and anxiety, and enlists the support of loved ones so that life can end well, even beautifully. Filled with rich patient stories that make a compelling medical narrative, Extreme Measures enlarges the national conversation as it thoughtfully and compassionately examines an experience that defines being human.
Pages for iPad Starter Guide is a beginner’s guide to creating engaging, organized, and expressive documents for the classroom. It will walk you through step-by-step instructions to create a beautiful project as you learn to use the elements and features of Pages in a hands-on exercise. All of the materials you’ll need are provided. As you build essential skills, you’ll be inspired to author your own engaging documents.
Help your students maximize learning time by using Mac to boost their productivity. This book shows educators how to use Mac and multiple apps in connected workflows to help students streamline learning processes, organize assignments, and save time so they can be engaged in more meaningful learning tasks. No matter what grade level or content area you teach, you’ll find versatile learning activities throughout the book that use Mac to enhance student productivity habits.
Enhanced audio with music, sound affects and professional actors. "Sam is Mad" is the 15th book in the series of beginning readers from ReadingTeacher.com. New Words in Book 15: mad, that The 80 books in the series use systematic phonics to ensure that your beginning readers will get a great start in reading proficiency. The books begin at a very simple level and gradually introduce new sounds and words until students have mastered all 44 phonemes (sounds) in the English language. The books should be read in order, because the sounds and words in each book build upon those learned in previous books. It is important that students master each book before moving on to the next. Each new word throughout the program is repeated at least 5 times in the book in which it first appears and 5 more times in the next 10 books. Story Summary: Mit the Chimp makes a paper-bag lion mask and puts it over his head. He pretends to be Sam the Lion and teases the other animals. Sis, Nan and a new character, Baby Bear, see through Mit’s disguise and are angry at his tricks. Sam is the angriest when he discovers Mit's impersonation of him. Finally, Mit drops the mask and tells the animals that Sam is the real lion.
The Numbers for iPad Starter Guide is a beginner’s guide to using a free-form canvas to collect, analyze, and present data in powerful ways within the classroom. It will walk you through step-by-step instructions as you learn to use the elements and features of Numbers in a hands-on exercise. All of the materials you’ll need are provided. As you build essential skills, you’ll be inspired to create your own projects that make data more meaningful and accessible.
GarageBand for iPad Starter Guide is a beginner’s guide to creating great-sounding music and audio compositions entirely on iPad. It will walk you through step-by-step instructions for creating a narrative soundscape as you learn to use the elements and features of GarageBand in a hands-on exercise. All of the materials you’ll need are provided. As you build essential skills, you’ll be inspired to create your own musical arrangements.
With iPad you can spark creativity and develop a sense of curiosity in your learners. Whether students use iPad to record a musical masterpiece, publish a story, make a movie, or sketch a work of art, they can express learning in fresh and exciting ways. This book shows educators how to use iPad and apps in connected workflows to engage students in the creative process. No matter what grade level or content area you teach, you’ll find versatile learning activities throughout the book that use iPad to support creativity, critical thinking, and problem solving.
"Goldilocks and the 3 Bears" is one of the most popular fairy tales in the English language. Tidels.com presents this ebook for children world wide to read, listen, record and play this classic.
The Keynote for iPad Starter Guide is a beginner’s guide to creating beautiful presentations for the classroom. It will walk you through step-by-step instructions for creating spectacular slides as you learn to use the elements and features of Keynote in a hands-on exercise. All of the materials you’ll need are provided. As you build essential skills, you’ll be inspired to author your own compelling presentations. Education / Teaching Methods & Materials / General Education / Computers and Technology
The author has dealt with the effects of depression and anxiety for many years, but has learned how to overcome, living a virtually depression and anxiety free life today. Through this short, easy to read book, which has sold more than 19,000 copies in 26 countries, you too can learn to overcome the trials and pain of depression and anxiety. Apply the principles learned by the author and begin to live a happier, more meaningful life. You deserve it!
Children are inherently and intuitively curious naturalists. They're sponges for knowledge, absorbing, retaining and using new information at astounding rates. It makes good sense to teach children well, to be role models, to infuse their education with kindness and compassion towards Nature and Animals. With this book we want to develop their roles as future ambassadors with other animals, nature and ourselves. This book contains more than hundred animals categorised to their habitats like Jungle/ Polar/ Water etc.. Each picture in this book is carefully chosen to provide a visual impact and in many cases Mother, child Animals are shown together. With this book a child can interact with pictures on the book to learn 1. Animal Word and hear their pronunciation by touching the animal word 2. Animal Sound by touching the animal itself 3. Animal Food Habit by touching the food icon 4. Interesting animal fact by touching the light bulb icon As a child grows with this book they can explore more facts about the animals by touching the information icon. We will definitely like your feedback to add and modify this book to make it one of the best books your child will love to grow with.
Written by a practicing emergency physician, The White Coat Investor is a high-yield manual that specifically deals with the financial issues facing medical students, residents, physicians, dentists, and similar high-income professionals. Doctors are highly-educated and extensively trained at making difficult diagnoses and performing life saving procedures. However, they receive little to no training in business, personal finance, investing, insurance, taxes, estate planning, and asset protection. This book fills in the gaps and will teach you to use your high income to escape from your student loans, provide for your family, build wealth, and stop getting ripped off by unscrupulous financial professionals. Straight talk and clear explanations allow the book to be easily digested by a novice to the subject matter yet the book also contains advanced concepts specific to physicians you won’t find in other financial books. This book will teach you how to: Graduate from medical school with as little debt as possible Escape from student loans within two to five years of residency graduation Purchase the right types and amounts of insurance Decide when to buy a house and how much to spend on it Learn to invest in a sensible, low-cost and effective manner with or without the assistance of an advisor Avoid investments which are designed to be sold, not bought Select advisors who give great service and advice at a fair price Become a millionaire within five to ten years of residency graduation Use a “Backdoor Roth IRA” and “Stealth IRA” to boost your retirement funds and decrease your taxes Protect your hard-won assets from professional and personal lawsuits Avoid estate taxes, avoid probate, and ensure your children and your money go where you want when you die Minimize your tax burden, keeping more of your hard-earned money Decide between an employee job and an independent contractor job Choose between sole proprietorship, Limited Liability Company, S Corporation, and C Corporation Praise For The White Coat Investor “Much of my financial planning practice is helping doctors to correct mistakes that reading this book would have avoided in the first place.” – Allan S. Roth, MBA, CPA, CFP® , Author of How a Second Grader Beats Wall Street “Jim Dahle has done a lot of thinking about the peculiar financial problems facing physicians, and you, lucky reader, are about to reap the bounty of both his experience and his research.” – William J. Bernstein, MD , Author of The Investor’s Manifesto and seven other investing books “This book should be in every career counselor’s office and delivered with every medical degree.” – Rick Van Ness , Author of Common Sense Investing “The White Coat Investor provides an expert consult for your finances. I now feel confident I can be a millionaire at 40 without feeling like a jerk.” – Joe Jones, DO “Jim Dahle has done for physician financial illiteracy what penicillin did for neurosyphilis." – Dennis Bethel, MD "An excellent practical personal finance guide for physicians in training and in practice from a non biased source we can actually trust." – Greg E Wilde, M.D About the Author James M. Dahle, MD, when not out skiing, mountain biking, or rock climbing with his wife and four children, practices emergency medicine in suburban Utah. As a medical resident, he grew tired of being ripped off by unscrupulous financial professionals including mutual fund salesmen, insurance agents, realtors, mortgage lenders, and stock brokers and began educating himself on the ins and outs of personal finance and investing. In 2011, he started The White Coat Investor , now the most widely read, physician-specific personal finance and investing blog in the world, with nearly 400,000 page views per month. His writing helps doctors avoid the mistakes he made and get a “fair shake” on Wall Street. Dr. Dahle is a featured columnist for ACEP Now and Physician’s Monthly Digest. His work has also been featured in Medical Economics, Practice Link Magazine, Ophthalmology Business, American Academy of Dermatology Young Physician Focus, and The ACEP Young Physicians Section Newsletter. He also participated in writing The Bogleheads Guide to Retirement Planning . Dr. Dahle has found the light at the end of the long, dark tunnel of medical training. Despite ever-increasing medical student debt burdens, decreasing reimbursements, and increasing regulatory hassle, he became a millionaire at age 38, just ten years after graduating from medical school. He achieved this success not with burnout-inducing levels of hard work nor long periods of financial deprivation, but rather with solid financial decision-making and a prudent financial approach to the first few years out of residency. Now he shares his wisdom with medical students, residents, physicians, dentists and similar high income professionals so they can free themselves from debt, quit worrying about money, build wealth, live “the good life,” and get back to practicing medicine on their own terms. The principles he espouses are neither complicated nor risky, but the process of becoming wealthy as a physician is by no means automatic.
This module will ruin every trip to a retail store. This module will ruin how you look at waiting lines. This module will discuss how modern retail supply chains use collaboration and technology to better serve their customers. This module might make you appreciate the hard work that goes into making your favorite retail stores so great, everyday. This module will help you understand why skilled retail managers and retail supply chain managers are in such high demand.
A superb new collection from the illustrious career of Gay Talese, "the most important nonfiction writer of his generation" (David Halberstam). Admired by generations of reporters, Gay Talese has for more than six decades enriched American journalism with an unmatched ability to inhabit the worlds of his subjects. From the long-form Esquire articles that germinated into his masterful books--including Honor Thy Father and Thy Neighbor's Wife-- to indelible portraits like the canonical "Frank Sinatra Has a Cold" and the recent, revealing account of avant-pop star Lady Gaga's studio session with the old-school crooner Tony Bennett, the pieces collected in High Notes are classics of the journalistic style Talese pioneered--"the art of hanging out," as he called it--and a bold testament to his enduring talent for unparalleled cultural observation and impeccable literary craftsmanship.