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An Autobiography

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Author: Bruce Dickinson

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN: 0062468154

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 384

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A long-awaited memoir from the larger-than-life, multifaceted lead vocalist of Iron Maiden, one of the most successful, influential and enduring rock bands ever. Pioneers of Britain’s nascent Rock & Metal scene back in the late 1970s, Iron Maiden smashed its way to the top, thanks in no small part to the high-octane performances, operatic singing style, and stage presence of its second, but twice-longest-serving, lead singer, Bruce Dickinson. As Iron Maiden’s front man—first from 1981 to 1993, and then from 1999 to the present—Dickinson has been, and remains, a man of legend. But OTT front man is just one of the many hats Bruce wears. In addition to being one of the world’s most storied and well-respected singers and songwriters, he is an airline captain, aviation entrepreneur, motivational speaker, beer brewer, novelist, radio presenter, and film scriptwriter. He has also competed as a world-class level fencer. Often credited as a genuine polymath Bruce, in his own words (and handwritten script in the first instance!), sets forth many personal observations guaranteed to inspire curious souls and hard-core fans alike. Dickinson turns his unbridled creativity, passion, and anarchic humour to reveal some fascinating stories from his life, including his thirty years with Maiden, his solo career, his childhood within the eccentric British school system, his early bands, fatherhood and family, and his recent battle with cancer. Bold, honest, intelligent and very funny, his memoir is an up-close look inside the life, heart, and mind of one of the most unique and interesting men in the world; a true icon of rock.

Go Blended!

A Handbook for Blending Technology in Schools

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Author: Liz Arney

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118974220

Category: Education

Page: 336

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Craft a blended learning program tailor-made for yourstudents Go Blended! is a practical implementation guide foreducators interested in getting blended learning off the ground.Author Liz Arney is a seasoned developer of blended learningprograms at Aspire Public Schools, and she also closelycollaborates with district and charter leaders from across thecountry on this work. Go Blended! offers boots-on-the-groundsupport for laying the foundation for a blended learning program inour schools and classrooms. Throughout the book teachers withblended learning experience share helpful tips and lesson plans tohelp educators make purposeful choices in using technology tofulfill students' needs without becoming an end in itself. Thisuseful guide also offers key documents and timelines to support ablended learning implementation and provides step-by-step practicaladvice for avoiding mistakes. Readers will gain expert insight intoboth the broad and narrow of blended transition, from sweepingconcepts like program goals to nitty-gritty details like teachingroutines around technology use. Technology is rapidly changing the landscape of education;teacher effectiveness and student achievement are both tied to theability to adapt to new technology, and blended learning has becomea hot topic in schools across the nation. Go Blended! helpsschool leaders and teachers take their first steps toward blendedlearning, putting them in a better position to continuously adaptas the world changes. You'll learn how to: Investigate leadership and staff readiness to "goblended." Learn how to evaluate and purchase the right educationalsoftware. Keep the program's goals in mind throughout the developmentprocess. Teach lessons that set students up for success when usingclassroom technology. Tailor the program to the students, not the other wayaround. Aspire's impressive track record of high performance, along witha growing body of evidence from blended schools across the nation,testifies to the reality that incorporating technology into theclassroom can improve student outcomes. But improved studentoutcomes will only occur when teachers and administratorsintentionally tailor technology and curricula to meet their goals.With Go Blended!, you can be confident that you're focusedon the ultimate goal of blended learning: increasing studentachievement.

Digital Photography for Teens

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Author: Lou Manna

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1598637932

Category: Photography

Page: 301

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Packed with enticing and creative full-color photographs, this book focuses on the art of food photography and how the digital photography revolution has changed and enhanced it. Broken down into the areas of photography, styling, science, and business, t

The Oxford Dictionary of American Political Slang

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Author: Grant Barrett

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780195304473

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 302

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A collection of more than six hundred slang terms of American political speech encompasses informative entries on such words as "boondoggle," "juice bill," and "Joe Citizen," including both the definition of the word and its historical background.

Discovering Statistics Using SPSS for Windows

Advanced Techniques for the Beginner

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Author: Andy P. Field

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 0761957553

Category: Social Science

Page: 496

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Andy Field draws on his experience of teaching advanced statistics to extend existing SPSS windows texts to a higher level. He covers ANOVA, MANOVA, logistic regression, comparing means tests and factor analysis.

Basic Publisher 2000

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Author: Robert S. U. Heathcote

Publisher: Payne Gallway

ISBN: 190311215X

Category: Desktop publishing

Page: 64

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This Teacher's book provides invaluable help for teachers and parents to give children a head start in the fundamentals of desktop publishing as required at Key Stages 2 and 3 using Microsoft Publisher 2000. This book accompanies the pupil's book Basic Publisher 2000. It contains: 32 Pages of photocopiable worksheets Learning objectives Tips and advice on lesson preparation Pupil's record sheet A Certificate of Achievement

Lean Brain Management

More Success and Efficiency by Saving Intelligence

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Author: Gunter Dueck

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9783540718383

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 226

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Intelligence is wasted on problems that themselves have been caused by an excess of intelligence. Lean Brain Management strives toward uncompromising Lean Brain Quality. Lean Brain stands for consistent economization of intelligence in all realms of life: Intelligent systems will only be operated by unskilled workers. Education, universities, and schools would become obsolete. A week of training would be enough for virtually any job. ("You are now the physician for the measles in the State of Ohio. In response to phone calls, send this prescription.") Lean Brain is not aimed at dumbing down! Lean Brain can survive on just a very small amount of central intelligence. Potential savings amount to trillions! This is demonstrated using Germany as an example. With this book, Dueck presents a radical suggestion for world improvement. The desire to laugh infinitely about it will eventually segue into a collective rude awakening. The book contains concrete advice for managers to economize on intelligence, and is thus—in keeping with the theme—written in an easy-to-read fashion. It contains no self-doubt whatsoever. Awarded the Business Book Prize from Financial Times Deutschland and getAbstract AG

GIMP Bible

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Author: Jason van Gumster,Robert Shimonski

Publisher: John Wiley and Sons

ISBN: 9781118081136

Category: Computers

Page: 768

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The ultimate reference and guide to the GNU image manipulation program GIMP is a free, Photoshop-like image manipulation program, and as its use grows, so does the demand for detailed instruction on how to get the very most out of it. GIMP Bible is the most comprehensive and current independent GIMP reference available that goes beyond official documentation. If you're a digital artist or photographer, the step-by-step explanations in this authoritative guide show you how to power-use GIMP throughout a production pipeline. Topics include understanding the GIMP interface and how to work with it, how to use all of GIMP's tools to create high-quality images, GIMP's default filters and plug-ins, advanced techniques for customization with Python and Scheme scripting, and much more. GIMP (GNU Image Manipulation Program) is a free graphics editor that runs on Linux, Windows, or Macs; it is used to process digital graphics and photographs including creating graphics and logos, resizing and cropping photos, altering colors, combining images, creating basic GIF animated images, and more Whether you're a digital artist, professional photographer, or beginner, this detailed how-to shows you best practices, valuable techniques, and helpful tips for getting the most out of GIMP for your projects Topics include the GIMP interface and how to work with it, in-depth description of GIMP's tools and how to use them to create high-quality images, a comprehensive reference for all of GIMP's default filters and common plug-ins, and advanced customization with Python and Scheme scripting Get the most out of this free image editing tool for your production pipeline with the GIMP Bible. Note: CD-ROM/DVD and other supplementary materials are not included as part of eBook file.

Motorola XOOM For Dummies

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Author: Andy Rathbone

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118121643

Category: Computers

Page: 352

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Zoom into the next generation of mobile pad technology with Xoom The buzz on Motorola's new Xoom tablet is that it's made of some pretty powerful hardware and boasts a larger screen, higher resolution, and a more powerful, dual-core CPU than other tablets on the market. On top of that, it runs on Android 3.0—the latest operating system designed specifically for tablets. Get thoroughly up to speed on the unique Motorola Xoom and take advantage of all the amazing things it can do with Motorola Xoom For Dummies. This full-color book is packed with practical how-tos, Xoom features, smart techniques, and even insider info on the device, thanks to author Andy Rathbone's deep expertise. Learn how to browse the web, download apps, access social networks, customize your Xoom, track down the handiest accessories, and more. Gets you up to speed on the Motorola Xoom tablet Clarifies the basics of how to use it, how the technology works, how to configure everything, and which ten free apps and ten paid apps you absolutely must have Delivers a full slate of features, tips, tricks, and techniques, all in full color Walks you through basic training, browsing the web, sending and receiving e-mail, accessing social networks, downloading apps, using all the fun multimedia features—music, movies, photos, and books—and more Explores how to maintain and customize your Xoom and includes a handy list of Ten Tips 'n Tricks Get the very most out of the exciting Motorola Xoom. This jam-packed, full-color For Dummies guide makes it easy.