First and foremost, I wrote these books so I might leave a legacy to my family. I wrote the book series Toado and Friends over the last 30 years. The books are based on my children and their childhood friends, in a pond setting. Toado is based on my son, Todd, and Polly is his little sister, Mandi. Each book provides an adventure with the pond friends while providing them with a valuable learning experience. Toado always knows the answer, but needs the wise old Turtle, Captain Snap, to put the final spin on things. Polly is his cute little polliwog sister who is always full of innocent questions. Book 1 introduces the characters and teaches a little lesson to always be aware of your surroundings. Toado's very best friend is Buddy; a multi colored butterfly. Sally and Mandy are salamanders and are very best friends. Other friends are: Scout, the humorous and hyper little dragon fly; Lucky, the tattletale goldfish; and Ick, the scholarly inch worm. In each book, there are also hidden tributes to little Travis, Todd, and Mandi's baby brother, who died at age four and a half months. The hidden tributes to Travis are in the writing or the illustrations. Everyone will have fun trying to figure out where each tribute is. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Emily Gittelman. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/023751/bk_acx0_023751_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
One of the foremost financial writers of his generation, Peter Bernstein has the unique ability to synthesize intellectual history and economics with the theory and practice of investment management. Now, with classic titles such as Economist on Wall Street, A Primer on Money, Banking, and Gold, and The Price of Prosperity, which have forewords by financial luminaries and new introductions by the author, you can enjoy some of the best of Bernstein in his earlier Wall Street days. Peter Bernstein's Economist on Wall Street is a collection of work from 1955 to 1970. The audio is especially interesting because so many of Bernstein's observations reflect the most important issues of the present - the outlook for inflation and its control, the intricacies of monetary policy, the future of the dollar, and the dilemmas of household finances. Bernstein was also concerned with developments in portfolio management, including the new influence of institutional investors and rules for optimal asset mixes. He provides light touches, too, as he indulges in fantasies and philosophical musings over a wide variety of topics.With so many years of hindsight, we should not be surprised to find some of Bernstein's predictions running awry. But why? In each instance, these forecasts were biased by memories of the past. There is a big lesson to be learned there. Economist on Wall Street is a remarkable audio work, with lasting relevance and keen insights into the art of investment management, the capital markets, gold and the dollar, and the fun of being alive. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Sean Pratt. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/gdan/000221/bk_gdan_000221_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Arthritis Anti Inflammatory Diet:If you or a loved one is suffering from pain caused by arthritis or inflammation, this is a great introductory book to learn about these conditions.First and foremost, it's important to talk to your doctor before making any changes to your diet or exercise routine. It's possible your doctor has concerns about your workouts, or medication you are taking can conflict with changes in your diet.Here's what this book can provide you:An introduction to what arthritis and inflammation is.A lesson on what these symptoms mean in the body.What types of aches and pains fall under these illnesses.How to recognize signs of early onset arthritis.Learn what the possible causes of this disease are.How research has found genetic markers linked to familiar rheumatoid arthritis.How environmental factors play a huge role in whether you get arthritis.Types of medication that doctors can prescribe to give you arthritis relief.How physical therapy can introduce exercises to manage your pain.How obesity is linked to a higher risk of arthritis, and why weight loss is so important to relieve stress on the joints.How healthy eating habits can fight back against arthritis pain and chronic inflammation.How some fruits and vegetables have natural antioxidants to suppress the body's inflammatory proteins.Which foods to include in your diet to boost your immune system.A list of foods that can offer arthritis pain relief and how to incorporate them into your diet.Which vegetables to add to your shopping list that can fight back against arthritis pain.A shopping guide on what to include on your list for healthy eating, and what to take off and step away from!More than a dozen easy and delicious smoothie recipes packed with anti-inflammatory agents and loaded with vitamins and 1. Language: English. Narrator: Janet Rose, Skyler Morgan. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/159333/bk_acx0_159333_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
With his trademark acerbic wit, incisive humor, and infectious paranoia, one of our foremost comedians and most politically engaged civil rights activists looks back at 100 key events from the complicated history of black America. A friend of luminaries including Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Medgar Evers, and the forebear of today's popular black comics, including Larry Wilmore, W. Kamau Bell, Damon Young, and Trevor Noah, Dick Gregory was a provocative and incisive cultural force for more than 50 years. As an entertainer, he always kept it indisputably real about race issues in America, fearlessly lacing laughter with hard truths. As a leading activist against injustice, he marched at Selma during the Civil Rights movement, organized student rallies to protest the Vietnam War; sat in at rallies for Native American and feminist rights; fought apartheid in South Africa; and participated in hunger strikes in support of Black Lives Matter. In this collection of thoughtful, provocative essays, Gregory charts the complex and often obscured history of the African American experience. In his unapologetically candid voice, he moves from African ancestry and surviving the Middle Passage to the creation of the Jheri Curl, the enjoyment of bacon and everything pig, the headline-making shootings of black men, and the Black Lives Matter movement. A captivating journey through time, Defining Moments in Black History explores historical movements such as The Great Migration and the Harlem Renaissance, as well as cultural touchstones such as Sidney Poitier winning the Best Actor Oscar for Lilies in the Field and Billie Holiday releasing "Strange Fruit". An engaging look at black life that offers insightful commentary on the intricate history of the African American people, Defining Moments in Black History is an essential, no-holds-bar history lesson that will provoke, enlighten, and entertain. 1. Language: English. Narrator: James Shippy. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/harp/006280/bk_harp_006280_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
If you or a loved one is suffering from pain caused by arthritis or inflammation, this is a great introductory book to read about these conditions. You will learn what arthritis and inflammation diseases are and how they affect the body, and also hear about the causes of the disease. There is detail on how you can achieve arthritis pain relief and the methods to manage the pain, such as exercises, physical therapy, and medication.It's also important that your diet includes foods that combat the arthritis pain and swelling you feel.There are some foods that have natural anti-inflammatory properties, and they should be introduced and incorporated in your diet so you can gain the benefit they provide!First and foremost, it's important to talk to your doctor before making any changes to your diet or exercise routine. It's possible your doctor has concerns about your workouts, or medication you are taking, that can conflict with changes in your diet.Once you have talked to your doctor, it's time to examine your daily life and see what changes you can make to gain arthritis pain relief and reduce inflammation.Here's what this book can provide you:An introduction to what arthritis and inflammation isA lesson on what these symptoms mean in the bodyWhat types of aches and pains fall under these illnessesHow to recognize signs of early onset arthritisThe possible causes of this diseaseHow research has found genetic markers linked to familiar rheumatoid arthritisHow environmental factors play a huge role in whether you get arthritisTypes of medication that doctors can prescribe to give you arthritis reliefHow physical therapy can introduce exercises to manage your painHow obesity is linked to a higher risk of arthritis, and why weight loss is so important to relieve stress on the jointsHow healthy eating habits can fight back again 1. Language: English. Narrator: Janet Rose. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/148591/bk_acx0_148591_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Filled with political intrigue, violent magic, and malevolent spirits, the mesmerizing second book in Sarah Beth Durst's Queens of Renthia epic fantasy trilogy. Everything has a spirit: the willow tree with leaves that kiss the pond, the stream that feeds the river, the wind that exhales fresh snow. And those spirits want to kill you. It's the first lesson that every Renthian learns. Not long ago, Daleina used her strength and skill to survive those spirits and assume the royal throne. Since then, the new queen has kept the peace and protected the humans of her land. But now for all her power, she is hiding a terrible secret: She is dying. And if she leaves the world before a new heir is ready, the spirits that inhabit her beloved realm will run wild, destroying her cities and slaughtering her people. Naelin is one such person, and she couldn't be further removed from the queen - and she wouldn't have it any other way. Her world is her two children, her husband, and the remote village tucked deep in the forest that is her home, and that's all she needs. But when Ven, the queen's champion, passes through the village, Naelin's ambitious husband proudly tells him of his wife's ability to control spirits - magic that Naelin fervently denies. She knows that if the truth of her abilities is known, it will bring only death and separation from those she loves. But Ven has a single task: to find the best possible candidate to protect the people of Aratay. He did it once when he discovered Daleina, and he's certain he's done it again. Yet for all his appeals to duty, Naelin is a mother, and she knows her duty is to her children first and foremost. Only as the queen's power begins to wane and the spirits become emboldened - even as ominous rumors trickle down from the north - does she realize that the best way to keep her son and daughter safe is to risk everything. Sarah Beth Durst established a 1. Language: English. Narrator: Khristine Hvam. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/harp/006146/bk_harp_006146_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
To improve the mathematical competencies - procedural knowledge, conceptual understanding, and problem solving, of learners is the foremost objective of each teacher. "To know" Mathematics by the learners is technically different from "to understand" Mathematics, and far distant to that idea of "to apply" Mathematics. Let this book guide everyone in planning in the delivery of teacher's lesson in Algebra that is intended for a one-semester course.
These contributions, written by the foremost international researchers and practitioners of Genetic Programming (GP), explore the synergy between theoretical and empirical results on real-world problems, producing a comprehensive view of the state of the art in GP. Topics in this volume include: multi-objective genetic programming, learning heuristics, Kaizen programming, Evolution of Everything (EvE), lexicase selection, behavioral program synthesis, symbolic regression with noisy training data, graph databases, and multidimensional clustering. It also covers several chapters on best practices and lesson learned from hands-on experience. Additional application areas include financial operations, genetic analysis, and predicting product choice. Readers will discover large-scale, real-world applications of GP to a variety of problem domains via in-depth presentations of the latest and most significant results.
From the acclaimed author of John F. Kennedy: An Unfinished Life, the biography of one of America's greatest presidents, Franklin D. Roosevelt.Roosevelt was the only American president ever to serve four terms. He came from the highest echelons of American society, and though progressively incapacitated by polio from the age of thirty-nine, never showed the slightest self-pity, refusing to allow the disease to constrain his ambition or his place in public life. During the Depression of the 1930s he became the foremost presidential champion of the needy, instituted the famous New Deal and brought about revolutionary changes in America's social and political institutions. Two years into the Second World War he persuaded Americans that it was their unavoidable duty to fight, and brought about a profound reversal in the country's foreign policy. During that titanic conflict he formed a unique friendship with Winston Churchill, and became the central figure in the Western Alliance.Dallek attributes FDR's success to two remarkable political insights. First, more than any other president, he understood that effectiveness in American politics depended on building a national consensus and commanding stable long-term popular support. Second, he made the presidency the central, most influential institution in modern America's political system. In addressing the country's international and domestic problems, Roosevelt recognized the vital importance of remaining closely attentive to the full range of public sentiment around the decisions made by government-perhaps his most enduring lesson in effective leadership. In an era of national and international division, there could be no more timely biography of America's preeminent twentieth-century leader than one that demonstrates his unparalleled ability as a uniter and consensus maker.