• Juvenile Fiction

Young MacDonald


Author: David Milgrim
Publisher: Dutton Juvenile
ISBN: N.A
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 32
View: 7912
In a variation of the traditional song, Young MacDonald conducts an experiment creating all sorts of strange animals such as a hig, a deese, a shicken, and a cowl.

    • Fiction

River of Gods


Author: Ian McDonald
Publisher: Jabberwocky Literary Agency, Inc.
ISBN: 1625673043
Category: Fiction
Page: 584
View: 3410
A superpower of two billion people, a dozen new nations from Kerela to the Himalayas, artificial intelligences, climate-change induced drought, water wars, strange new genders, genetically improved children that age at half the rate of baseline humanity, and a population where males outnumber females four to one. This is India in 2047, one hundred years after its birth. In the new nation of Bharat, in the face of the failure of the monsoon, nine lives are swept together — a gangster, a cop, his wife, a politician, a stand-up comic, a set designer, a journalist, a scientist, and a dropout — to decide the future of Mother India. River of Gods teems with the life of a country choked with peoples and cultures — one and a half billion people, twelve semi-independent nations, nine million gods. A war is fought, a love is betrayed, a mystery from a different world decoded, as the great river Ganges flows on. Praise for River of Gods: “[A] bold, brave look at India on the eve of its centennial, 41 years from now...McDonald takes his readers from India's darkest depths to its most opulent heights, from rioting mobs and the devastated poor to high-level politicians and lavish parties. He handles his complex plot with flair and confidence and deftly shows how technological advances and social changes have subtly changed lives. RIVER OF GODS is a major achievement from a writer who is becoming one of the best sf novelists of our time.” —Washington Post “[P]erhaps his most accomplished novel to date... reminiscent of William Gibson in full-throttle cultural-immersion mode, packed with technical jargon, religious and sociological observation and allusions to art both high and low... RIVER OF GODS amply rewards careful consideration and more than delivers its share of straight-ahead entertainment. Already a multiple-award nominee following its British publication, McDonald's latest ranks as one of the best science fiction novels published in the United States this year.” —San Francisco Chronicle “A staggering achievement, brilliantly imagined and endlessly surprising ... A brave, brilliant and wonderful novel.” —Christopher Priest, The Guardian

    • History

Truth, Lies, and O-Rings

Inside the Space Shuttle Challenger Disaster
Author: Allan J. McDonald,James R. Hansen
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780813041933
Category: History
Page: 626
View: 6454
Originally published in hardcover in 2009.

    • Games & Activities

Fantastic Machines

A Coloring Book of Amazing Devices Real and Imagined
Author: N.A
Publisher: Chronicle Books
ISBN: 9781452155982
Category: Games & Activities
Page: 60
View: 2147
Bestselling author Steve McDonald employs his unique photo-based illustration style to celebrate the physical beauty of the vintage and modern machines and devices that shape our world. Here are inspiring, fun-to-color images of jumbo jets, pinball machines, weaving looms, tractors, space stations, motorbikes, steampunk creations, circuit boards, locomotives, and much more. A selection of imaginative mechanical mandala illustrations rounds out this gorgeous, high-quality coloring book.

Color Your Way Through the Planets Coloring Book


Author: Activity Book Zone for Kids
Publisher: Activity Book Zone for Kids
ISBN: 9781683763192
Category:
Page: N.A
View: 8175
Is your child experiencing difficulties in learning about the solar system? Then here's a technique that will make learning so much fun and easy! You can use this coloring book instead! Coloring is a hands on experience that facilitates the easy absorption and retention of information. Do you want to see how effective this activity is? Then let your child color today!

    • Business & Economics

Powered by Change

How to design your business for perpetual success
Author: Jonathan MacDonald
Publisher: Nicholas Brealey
ISBN: 1473669340
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 224
View: 2913
In a hectic business environment where it is estimated that half of the decisions that C EOs make turn out to be wrong, the stark reality is that it has never been harder to see what's happening around us, interpret information efficiently, and develop strategies that are executed in a successful way. This is partly down to the speed of change and also down to the mindset about change that is common amongst large and small companies. To them, change is seen as the enemy. This book proposes a role reversal and gives people a brand new methodology as a practical guide in how to use change as a fuelling mechanism to generate outstanding business success. We all accept that change is the only constant, yet the author believes there is a significant lack of insight into how to think and act in a way that capitalizes on a constantly changing environment. Powered by Change requires leaders to adopt a more radical view about the way business is done. The Windmill is constructed using four blades: Purpose, People, Product and Process. Getting these four blades to work in harmony with one another leads to an empowered business that can use the winds of change to fuel business success. Powered by Change is filled with examples and stories from around the world, including global corporates and start-up ventures, alongside colorful insights and above all, actionable steps to take to achieve competitive advantage. Key topics include change, innovation, leadership, strategy and futureproofing. "Test your thinking about how you would disrupt your own business - because somebody out there is already doing it." -Jesper Brodin, Chief Executive, IKEA

Space Explorer Colouring and Sticker Activity Book


Author: Sam Hutchinson
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781909767645
Category:
Page: 34
View: 1711
This activity book brings together stylish design, more than 150 fluorescent stickers, and lots and lots of fascinating facts about space. Children are free to create the most wonderful visions of the world beyond the final frontier. Scenes of planets, stars, rocket ships, and more fold out into 19-inch spreads. They are to be colored in with highlighters or markers, with the neon stickers used to create fluorescent flashes.

    • Political Science

Security Studies

An Introduction
Author: Paul D. Williams,Matt McDonald
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 1351855867
Category: Political Science
Page: 666
View: 8634
Security Studies: An Introduction, 3rd edition, is the most comprehensive textbook available on the subject, providing students with an essential grounding in the debates, frameworks, and issues on the contemporary security agenda. This new edition has been comprehensively revised and updated, with new chapters added on poststructuralism, postcolonialism, securitization, peace and violence, development, women, peace and security, cybersecurity, and outer space. Divided into four parts, the text provides students with a detailed, accessible overview of the major theoretical approaches, key themes, and most significant issues within security studies. Part 1 explores the main theoretical approaches from both traditional and critical standpoints Part 2 explains the central concepts underpinning contemporary debates Part 3 presents an overview of the institutional security architecture Part 4 examines some of the key contemporary challenges to global security Collecting these related strands into a single textbook creates a valuable teaching tool and a comprehensive, accessible learning resource for undergraduates and MA students.

    • Education

Feel Brave Teaching Guide


Author: Avril McDonald
Publisher: Crown House Publishing Ltd
ISBN: 1785831208
Category: Education
Page: 300
View: 1627
The Feel Brave Teaching Guide is the perfect companion to the Feel Brave series of books, which is designed to help 4- to 7-year-olds explore emotional intelligence, positive psychology and some of the challenging feelings which they might experience in everyday life in an engaging, creative and non-threatening way. The books help children deal with anxiety, confidence issues, bullying, fears, change, loss and grief. These “little stories about big feelings” will help children develop the resilience they need to cope effectively with these important issues as they grow up. The teaching guide is split into five sections, covering the themes addressed in the individual books and provides activities and guidance on how to explore these issues in the classroom. Activities include guided visualisations, physical exercises, drama games, mindfulness exercises, craft activities and card games. The teaching guide includes the text from the five books meaning they can be read aloud in class. The illustrations from them are available as free downloads so that they can be projected onto a screen or whiteboard.

    • Art

Scottish Art


Author: Murdo Macdonald
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780500203330
Category: Art
Page: 224
View: 898
What makes Scottish art Scottish? What are the threads that bind it into a single tradition? Murdo Macdonald analyses features of style as well as aspects of the themes, ideas, landscapes and history to which Scottish artists continually return.

Fun Science

A Guide To Life, The Universe And Why Science Is So Awesome
Author: Charlie McDonnell
Publisher: Hardie Grant Publishing
ISBN: 1849499314
Category:
Page: 256
View: 2673
Welcome, fellow humans (and others), to the world of FUN SCIENCE! I'm Charlie, also known across the internet as charlieissocoollike. In my book, I'll be taking you on an awesome journey through the cosmos, beginning with the Big Bang through to the Solar System and the origins of life on Earth, all the way down to the particles that make up everything around us (including you and me!).

    • Business & Economics

Why We Buy

The Science of Shopping--Updated and Revised for the Internet, the Global Consumer, and Beyond
Author: Paco Underhill
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1416595244
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 306
View: 4852
A revised edition of a best-selling work on America's consumer culture makes observations about the retail practices of other cultures, describes the latest trends in online retail, and makes recommendations for how major companies can dramatically improve customer service practices. Original.

    • Sports & Recreation

The Anarchist Cookbook


Author: William Powell
Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc
ISBN: 1387589660
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: N.A
View: 2112
The Anarchist Cookbook will shock, it will disturb, it will provoke. It places in historical perspective an era when "Turn on, Burn down, Blow up" are revolutionary slogans of the day. Says the author" "This book... is not written for the members of fringe political groups, such as the Weatherman, or The Minutemen. Those radical groups don't need this book. They already know everything that's in here. If the real people of America, the silent majority, are going to survive, they must educate themselves. That is the purpose of this book." In what the author considers a survival guide, there is explicit information on the uses and effects of drugs, ranging from pot to heroin to peanuts. There i detailed advice concerning electronics, sabotage, and surveillance, with data on everything from bugs to scramblers. There is a comprehensive chapter on natural, non-lethal, and lethal weapons, running the gamut from cattle prods to sub-machine guns to bows and arrows.

    • Young Adult Fiction

Homeland


Author: Cory Doctorow
Publisher: Tor Teen
ISBN: 1466805870
Category: Young Adult Fiction
Page: 400
View: 8957
In Cory Doctorow's wildly successful Little Brother, young Marcus Yallow was arbitrarily detained and brutalized by the government in the wake of a terrorist attack on San Francisco—an experience that led him to become a leader of the whole movement of technologically clued-in teenagers, fighting back against the tyrannical security state. A few years later, California's economy collapses, but Marcus's hacktivist past lands him a job as webmaster for a crusading politician who promises reform. Soon his former nemesis Masha emerges from the political underground to gift him with a thumbdrive containing a Wikileaks-style cable-dump of hard evidence of corporate and governmental perfidy. It's incendiary stuff—and if Masha goes missing, Marcus is supposed to release it to the world. Then Marcus sees Masha being kidnapped by the same government agents who detained and tortured Marcus years earlier. Marcus can leak the archive Masha gave him—but he can't admit to being the leaker, because that will cost his employer the election. He's surrounded by friends who remember what he did a few years ago and regard him as a hacker hero. He can't even attend a demonstration without being dragged onstage and handed a mike. He's not at all sure that just dumping the archive onto the Internet, before he's gone through its millions of words, is the right thing to do. Meanwhile, people are beginning to shadow him, people who look like they're used to inflicting pain until they get the answers they want. Fast-moving, passionate, and as current as next week, Homeland is every bit the equal of Little Brother—a paean to activism, to courage, to the drive to make the world a better place. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

    • Juvenile Fiction

Judy Moody, M.D.

The Doctor is In!
Author: Megan McDonald,Peter H. Reynolds
Publisher: Candlewick Press
ISBN: 9780763648619
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 151
View: 6378
Judy is excited about becoming a doctor, especially when Class 3T starts a new unit on the human body, but she learns more about being a patient when she catches tonsillitis from her little brother, Stink.

    • Architecture

Lighting for Interior Design


Author: Malcolm Innes
Publisher: Laurence King Publishing
ISBN: 9781856698368
Category: Architecture
Page: 192
View: 2865
Without light, interior architecture cannot be fully designed and experienced. It is one of the key tools for an interior designer, but can be a dauntingly technical subject for students. This book takes a detailed, practical look at lighting in interior design, giving students all the key information and skills they need to be able to tackle lighting successfully in their designs.

    • Fiction

Empire of Silence


Author: Christopher Ruocchio
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0756413028
Category: Fiction
Page: 624
View: 1517
Hadrian Marlowe, a man revered as a hero and despised as a murderer, chronicles his tale in the galaxy-spanning debut of the Sun Eater series, merging the best of space opera and epic fantasy. It was not his war. The galaxy remembers him as a hero: the man who burned every last alien Cielcin from the sky. They remember him as a monster: the devil who destroyed a sun, casually annihilating four billion human lives—even the Emperor himself—against Imperial orders. But Hadrian was not a hero. He was not a monster. He was not even a soldier. On the wrong planet, at the right time, for the best reasons, Hadrian Marlowe starts down a path that can only end in fire. He flees his father and a future as a torturer only to be left stranded on a strange, backwater world. Forced to fight as a gladiator and navigate the intrigues of a foreign planetary court, Hadrian must fight a war he did not start, for an Empire he does not love, against an enemy he will never understand.

Ask Oscar

Oscar and the Catastrophe
Author: Alan MacDonald
Publisher: Egmont UK Limited
ISBN: 9781405287241
Category:
Page: 144
View: 3181
The third book in a brilliantly funny new series for 6+ readers from bestselling Dirty Bertie author Alan MacDonald, about a boy and his incredible talking dog. Sam had a very ordinary life, until Oscar the dog arrived on his doorstep. Because Oscar has a big secret - he can talk! Oscar usually has a lot to say on any subject, but in this book something makes him speechless . . . a CAT has moved in next door! And Carmen the pampered feline is almost as much of a nightmare neighbor as her owner, Mrs Bentley-Wallop. But Sam and Oscar have bigger things to worry about. When a jewel thief strikes, it's time for the daring duo to turn detective . . . Can they sniff out the culprit before it's too late?

    • Technology & Engineering

Robot Builders Bonanza


Author: Gordon McComb
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education TAB
ISBN: 9781260135015
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 704
View: 3404
Publisher's Note: Products purchased from Third Party sellers are not guaranteed by the publisher for quality, authenticity, or access to any online entitlements included with the product. The bestselling guide to hobby robotics―fully updated for the latest technologies! Learn to build your own robots using the hands-on information contained in this thoroughly revised TAB guide. Written by the “godfather of hobby robotics,” the book clearly explains the essential hardware, circuits, and brains and contains easy-to-follow, step-by-step plans for low-cost, cool robotics projects. Robot Builder’s Bonanza, Fifth Edition contains more than two dozen new projects for hobbyists of all ages and skill levels. The projects are modular and can be combined to create a variety of highly intelligent and workable custom robots. Discover how to: •Wire up robotics circuits from common electronic components•Get up and running building your own robots•Attach motors, wheels, legs, arms, and grippers•Make your robots walk, talk, and obey commands•Build brains from Arduino, BBC Micro:bit, Raspberry Pi, and other microcontrollers•Incorporate touch, proximity, navigation, and environmental sensors•Operate your ‘bot via remote control •Generate sound and interpret visual feedback•Construct advanced robots that can see light and follow pre-drawn paths!

Hacker Crackdown


Author: Bruce Sterling
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781535486903
Category:
Page: 292
View: 3539
A history of hacker sub-culture in the 1990s - from Operation Sun Devil to the formation of the EFF.