This second edition of Biology for the IB Diploma is updated for the new IB syllabus for Biology, implemented in 2014 for first examination in 2016. This series comprehensively covers all aspects of the syllabus, including practical work, Theory of Knowledge and the new Nature of Science content. The Coursebook, also available as an ebook, offers students an engaging introduction to the content as well as materials for in-depth exam preparation. Teachers can access free resources on our IB teacher website, including practical protocols and lesson ideas.
An extraordinary memoir of an aviator´s service in the Pacific Theater´´If you´re looking for macho, fighting-man talk, you´ve picked up the wrong book. This is an honest narration of some of my experiences during my service in the U.S. Army between 1940 and 1945.´´ (Raymond C. Kerns)The son of a Kentucky tobacco farmer, Raymond Kerns dropped out of high school after the eighth grade to help on the farm. He enlisted in the Army in 1940 and, after training as a radio operator in the artillery, was assigned to Schofield Barracks (Oahu) where he witnessed the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor and participated in the ensuing battle.In the months before Pearl Harbor, Kerns had passed the Army´s flight training admission exam with flying colors. But because he lacked a high school diploma, the Army refused to give him flying lessons. Undaunted, Private Kerns took lessons with a civilian flying school and was actually scheduled for his first solo flight on the afternoon of December 7, 1941.Notwithstanding his lack of diploma, Kerns graduated from Officer Candidate School and then completed flight training in the L-4 Piper Cub in late 1942. He was assigned to the 33rd Infantry Division in New Guinea and saw extensive combat service there and in the Philippines. In a simple but riveting style, Kerns recalls flying multiple patrols over enemy-held territory in his light unarmored plane, calling and coordinating artillery strikes. While his most effective defense was the remarkable maneuverability and nimbleness of the L-4, he was often required to defend himself with pistols and rifles, hand grenades, and even a machine gun that he welded to his landing gear and once used to blow up an ammunition dump.Proud of his service and convinced of the effectiveness and cost efficiency of the L-4 pilots in the Pacific and Europe, Kerns earned the Distinguished Flying Cross and the Silver Star.Above the Thunder, arguably one of the best me 1. Language: English. Narrator: Gregg A. Rizzo. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/009734/bk_acx0_009734_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
At the age of 19, high school diploma in hand, Leonard Gentine knew two things: He wanted to own a family business that would pass from generation to generation, and he wanted to spend the rest of his life with Dolores Becker, a girl he´d met on a blind date. For Leonard, life didn´t prove that simple. This biography, told from the viewpoint of four generations of the Gentine family, places the reader in Leonard´s shoes as he advances from young man to old age and discovers life´s foundational lessons. Along the way, he endures outstanding debts, disappointments, and a collection of small businesses, all with Dolores at his side. It´s an inspirational story of perseverance, personal integrity, and a mind-set of always doing the right thing - as painful as that may be in the short term. Treated Like Family details the development of Sargento - a nationally recognized cheese company and household name. At the same time, it´s a timeless story that showcases the importance of the individual and how a family united in a single purpose within the right culture is unstoppable. Tom Faley invites the reader into the lives of the Gentine family and the men and women they hired, deftly weaving a story grounded in over 180 interviews - the collective voices of the company´s employees, retirees, and friends. Treated Like Family offers a rare glimpse into the creative mind of an innovator and entrepreneur and underscores the rewards for all of us when we maintain our humanity toward one another: When one person motivates others to pull together, at times facing unspeakable odds, he is able not only to change their lives but to alter history. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Chris Ciulla. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/hach/004300/bk_hach_004300_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.