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  • Short Stories in Spanish for Beginners

    Read for pleasure at your level, expand your vocabulary and learn Spanish the fun way!

    by Olly Richards ...
    Series series Readers
    An unmissable collection of eight unconventional and captivating short stories for young and adult learners."I love Olly's work - and you will too!" - Barbara Oakley, PhD, Author of New York Times bestseller A Mind for NumbersShort Stories in Spanish for Beginners has been written especially for students from beginner to intermediate level, designed to give a sense of achievement, and most ... Read more

    $6.99 USD $1.99 USD

  • Antiracism and Universal Design for Learning

    Building Expressways to Success

    Andratesha Fritzgerald presents Universal Design for Learning (UDL) in a new light: As an effective framework to teach Black and Brown students. Drawing vivid portraits of her classroom instruction in urban over the past two decades, Fritzgerald shows teachers how to open new roads of communication, engagement, and skill-building for their students. The result? Helping students become expert, ... Read more

    $28.99 USD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • Word Fugitives

    In Pursuit of Wanted Words

    A clever compendium of newly minted words for everyday use, based on the popular column in The Atlantic.How many times have you searched for a word that means just what you want to express, yet failed to find anything suitable? Most of us, it turns out, lead lives rife with experiences, people, and things that have no names. Word Fugitives comes to the rescue, supplying hundreds of inspired words ... Read more

    $1.99 USD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • The Author's Toolkit

    A Step-by-Step Guide to Writing and Publishing Your Book

    by Mary Embree ...
    All writers yearn for success and recognition. And now we are entering a golden era in which self-publishers are in the driver’s seat. In The Author’s Toolkit, aspiring authors, students, and even established writers will find the resources they need to achieve their goals and avoid common writer pitfalls. Updated and expanded to cover the changes in copyright fees and registration, the newest ... Read more

    $12.99 USD $1.99 USD

  • The Undercover Nazi Hunter

    Exposing Subterfuge and Unmasking Evil in Post-War Germany

    by Wolfe Frank ...
    A 1949 series of articles on life in post-World War II Germany, written by an undercover German reporter for an American paper—and the story behind them.Wolfe Frank was chief interpreter at the Nuremberg Trials where he was dubbed “The Voice of Doom.” A playboy turned resistance worker branded an “enemy of the state—to be shot on sight,” he had fled Germany for England in 1937. Initially interned ... Read more

    $12.99 USD $1.99 USD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • How to Take Smart Notes. One Simple Technique to Boost Writing, Learning and Thinking

    by Sönke Ahrens ...
    This is the second, revised and expanded edition. The first edition was published under the slightly longer title "How to Take Smart Notes. One Simple Technique to Boost Writing, Learning and Thinking - for Students, Academics and Nonfiction Book Writers".The key to good and efficient writing lies in the intelligent organisation of ideas and notes. This book helps students, academics and other ... Read more

    $9.99 USD

  • Black Ink

    Literary Legends on the Peril, Power, and Pleasure of Reading and Writing

    Edited by Stephanie Stokes Oliver ...
    Over 250 years of black American literature in a “breathtaking anthology celebrating the power of the written word to forge change” (O, The Oprah Magazine).Throughout American history, black people are the only group to have been forbidden by law to learn to read. This expansive collection seeks to shed light on that injustice, putting some of America’s most cherished voices in a conversation in ... Read more

    $14.99 USD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • Writing to Learn

    How to Write - and Think - Clearly About Any Subject at All

    This is an essential book for everyone who wants to write clearly about any subject and use writing as a means of learning. ... Read more

    $6.99 USD

  • A Wedding Ceremony to Remember

    Perfect Words for the Perfect Wedding

    by Marty Younkin ...
    A helpful, inspiring planning guide for brides and grooms, officiants, and wedding consultants.This e-book edition of A Wedding Ceremony to Remember now offers even more choices to create a wedding ceremony that’s both memorable and meaningful. Choose from nine complete ceremonies, a variety of Vows, Readings, Prayers and Blessings, Wedding Traditions, and other Special Touches to design your ... Read more

    $12.99 USD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • Building the Cycling City

    The Dutch Blueprint for Urban Vitality

    In car-clogged urban areas across the world, the humble bicycle is enjoying a second life as a legitimate form of transportation. City officials are rediscovering it as a multi-pronged (or -spoked) solution to acute, 21st-century problems, including affordability, obesity, congestion, climate change, inequity, and social isolation. As the world’s foremost cycling nation, the Netherlands is the ... Read more

    $19.99 USD

  • Thinking in Systems

    A Primer

    In the years following her role as the lead author of the international bestseller, Limits to Growth—the first book to show the consequences of unchecked growth on a finite planet— Donella Meadows remained a pioneer of environmental and social analysis until her untimely death in 2001.Meadows’ newly released manuscript, Thinking in Systems, is a concise and crucial book offering insight for ... Read more

    $14.99 USD

  • Building Thinking Classrooms in Mathematics, Grades K-12

    14 Teaching Practices for Enhancing Learning

    Series Book 12 - Corwin Mathematics Series
    A thinking student is an engaged studentTeachers often find it difficult to implement lessons that help students go beyond rote memorization and repetitive calculations. In fact, institutional norms and habits that permeate all classrooms can actually be enabling "non-thinking" student behavior. Sparked by observing teachers struggle to implement rich mathematics tasks to engage students in deep ... Read more

    $32.99 USD

  • Help for Billy

    A Beyond Consequences Approach to Helping Children in the Classroom

    "Help for Billy" is a pragmatic manual to help guide families and educators who are struggling with traumatized children. Based on the concept of the neuroscience of emotions and behavior, Heather Forbes provides detailed, comprehensive, and logical strategies for teachers and parents. This easy to read book, with tables, outlines and lists, clears the way for a better understanding of the true ... Read more

    $9.99 USD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • Participatory Action Research

    Series series Qualitative Research Methods
    Participatory Action Research (PAR) introduces a method that is ideal for researchers who are committed to co-developing research programs with people rather than for people. The book provides a history of this technique, its various strands, and the underlying tenets that guide most projects. It then draws on two PAR projects that highlight three integral dimensions: the meaning of participation; ... Read more

    $29.99 USD

  • Negotiating 101

    From Planning Your Strategy to Finding a Common Ground, an Essential Guide to the Art of Negotiating

    Series series Adams 101
    A quick-and-easy guide to core business and career concepts—no MBA required!The ability to negotiate a deal. Confidence to oversee staff. Complete, accurate monitoring of expenses.In today’s business world, these are must-have skills. But all too often, comprehensive business books turn the important details of best practices into tedious reading that would put even a CEO to sleep.From hiring and ... Read more

    $12.99 USD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • Mrs. Nixon

    A Novelist Imagines a Life

    by Ann Beattie ...
    From the award-winning author The New York Times Book Review called “a national treasure,” a fascinating, wholly original book about Pat Nixon that is also “a fully realized account of fiction, fiction writing, and the fiction writer” (The Boston Globe).The rare First Lady who did not write a book, Pat Nixon remains one of the most mysterious and enigmatic public figures in recent history. Ann ... Read more

    $0.99 USD

  • L'inferno su Roma

    Il grande incendio che distrusse la città di Nerone

    Translated by Silvia Notini ...
    Series Book 2 - La trilogia di Nerone
    L’inferno su Roma, il secondo titolo della Trilogia di Nerone, racconta per la prima volta in un libro i nove giorni del Grande incendio che distrusse la Città eterna.Roma, sabato 18 luglio 64 d.C. È sera tardi e dal soppalco di un magazzino sotto le arcate del Circo Massimo precipita una lucerna accesa. In un attimo le fiamme iniziano a divorare tutto ciò che toccano, come una belva feroce. È ... Read more

    $11.99 USD

  • America's Forgotten Constitutions

    Robert Tsai's history invites readers into the circle of defiant groups who refused to accept the Constitution's definition of who "We the People" are and how their authority should be exercised. It is the story of America as told by dissenters: squatters, Native Americans, abolitionists, socialists, internationalists, and racial nationalists. ... Read more

    $28.99 USD

  • German Order of Battle

    1st–290th Infantry Divisions in WWII

    Series series Stackpole Military History Series
    The first volume in this definitive reference on the German Army in WWII, covering the organization, combat histories, and commanders of each division.Military historian Samuel Mitcham is a noted expert in Germany’s ground forces during the Second World War. In his three-volume German Order of Battle, he presents the most detailed and authoritative reference work on the subject to date. Mitcham’s ... Read more

    $20.99 USD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • German Men Sit Down to Pee and Other Insights into German Culture

    Welcome to Germany, a country where you should always wait at the red man, show up on time for your wedding, and be extremely suspicious if anyone offers you a doughnut.‘German men sit down to pee’ is a tongue-in-cheek guidebook to German culture that highlights the rules Germans consciously and unconsciously follow, while trying to make a little sense of it all along the way. Why, for example, ... Read more

    $4.99 USD

  • How to Think Like a Lawyer--and Why

    A Common-Sense Guide to Everyday Dilemmas

    by Kim Wehle ...
    Series series Legal Expert Series
    A law professor and author teaches non-attorneys how to think like a lawyer to gain advantage in their lives—whether buying a house, negotiating a salary, or choosing the right healthcare.Lawyers aren’t like other people. They often argue points that are best left alone or look for mistakes in menus “just because.” While their scrupulous attention to detail may be annoying, it can also be a ... Read more

    $13.99 USD $1.99 USD

  • LFF B1 - Sans famille (ebook)

    by Hector Malot ...
    Une seule collection de lecture pour tous niveaux!Structure :Une collection de lecture en français pour se divertir, s'enrichir et perfectionner ses connaissances des grands classiques de la littérature française.Cette collection est accessible dès le niveau débutant, elle est organisée en quatre niveaux : A1, A2, B1, B2.Un dossier pédagogique à la fin de l'œuvre est renforcé par des activités de ... Read more

    $5.99 USD

  • Summary of Lifespan: Why We Age - and Why We Don't Have To by David A. Sinclair PhD and Matthew D. LaPlante (Fireside Reads)

    Learn the Invaluable Lessons from Lifespan: Why We Age - and Why We Don't Have To by David A. Sinclair PhD and Matthew D. LaPlante and Apply it into Your Life Without Missing Out!What's it worth to you to have just ONE good idea applied to your life?In many cases, it may mean expanded paychecks, better vitality, and magical relationships.Here's an Introduction of What You're About to Discover in ... Read more

    $3.99 USD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • The Tyranny of Words

    by Stuart Chase ...
    The pioneering and still essential text on semantics, urging readers to improve human communication and understanding with precise, concrete language.In 1938, Stuart Chase revolutionized the study of semantics with his classic text, The Tyranny of Words. Decades later, this eminently useful analysis of the way we use words continues to resonate. A contemporary of the economist Thorstein Veblen and ... Read more

    $17.99 USD or Free with Kobo Plus