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Designed to ensure a similar level of job and college preparedness for students from all backgrounds and regions, the Common Core standards have been adopted in various states from coast to coast. These new common standards are designed to bring many diverse state standards into alignment with each other in math and English to create a set of national educational standards. This book explains the new set of standards, what it means for students, and how parents can get their children prepared for the school year.

Explore Samsung's next generation Galaxy smartphone Do you want an easy-to-follow guide to everything your new Galaxy S5 smartphone can do? From the basics of texting and accessing the Internet to the most advanced features and new software apps, Samsung Galaxy S5 For Dummies makes the need for tech support obsolete. The Galaxy S5 is designed to be faster and more powerful than ever. This latest release in the market-leading line of smartphones is full of new features for you to explore with the help of Samsung Galaxy S5 For Dummies.

Olivia Dunne, a studious minister's daughter who dreams of being an archaeologist, never thought that the drama of World War II would affect her quiet life in Denver. Finding herself pregnant after an exhilarating flirtation with a departing soldier, Olivia is banished to a rural Colorado outpost, married to a man she hardly knows. Overwhelmed by loneliness, Olivia tentatively tries to establish a new life, finding much-needed friendship and solace in two Japanese American sisters who are living at a nearby internment camp. When Olivia unwittingly becomes an accomplice to a crime and is faced with betrayal, she finally confronts her own desires.

"A fascinating survey of the forces that shape who we are and how we act-from the author of The Calculus Diaries Following her previous tours through the worlds of physics (Black Bodies and Quantum Cats) and calculus (The Calculus Diaries), acclaimed science writer Jennifer Ouellette now turns her attention to the mysteries of human identity and behavior with Me, Myself, and Why. She draws on genetics, neuroscience, and psychology-enlivened as always with her signature sense of humor and pop-culture references-to explore how we become who we are. Ouellette lets readers in on her own surprising journey of self-discover, as she has her genome sequenced, her brain mapped, her personality typed, and even samples a popular hallucinogen. Bringing together everything from Mendel's famous pea plant experiments and mutations in The X-Men to our taste in food and our relationship with avatars and our online selves, Ouellette delivers another fun and enlightening work of popular science that's sure to be enjoyed by her many fans"-- Provided by publisher.

A guide to the computer language covers such topics as object-oriented programming, strings and arrays, Swing, Web programming, and databases.

Mireille Duval Jameson is a rich and self-assured Haitian woman who is kidnapped by a gang of heavily armed men. Held captive by a man who calls himself the Commander, Mireille must endure his torment until her unwilling father pays up.

"Godzilla: Awakening is the official graphic novel based on the new movie from Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures, and reveals an explosive, larger-than-life adventure set decades before the movie."--page 4 of cover.

"The American angler guide to fly fishing for trout provides beginning and intermediate anglers with everything they need to know in order to successfully fly fish for the most popular quarry in America. It contains the essentials of casting, the basics of both dry fly fishing and wet fly fishing, a primer on various species of trout, and an overview of prime destinations for planning your trip. It includes color photographs and line drawings that illustrate casting and knot-tying fundamentals. It also includes helpful, one-of-a-kind diagrams that show the best leader construction for various types of dry fly fishing, nymphing, and streamer fishing."--Provided by publisher.

Hammond Cross is determined to be the city's next district attorney. Yet while Hammond anticipates his success, someone near him is plotting his downfall.

The Cat Encyclopedia is a lavish celebration of all things feline, combining history, breeds, health, care, and behavior in one beautiful volume. Features all 130 internationally recognized cat breeds, with superb, specially commitioned photographs, precise summaries, and the history of each bread. Includes fascinating insights into the evolution and domestication of the cat, followed by expert advice on health, care, and interpreting cat behavior. Explores our close relationship with cats, which have been celebrated in religion, art, and literature.

Presents a look at the role of espionage during the American Revolution, chronicling the exploits of a small ring of spies working for George Washington and centered in New York

Child psychiatrist Bruce Perry shares the stories of trauma and transformation he has encountered in his line of work, describing what happens to a child's brain when exposed to extreme stress and how innovative treatments are helping those children heal and become healthy adults.

Lionel Essrog has always respected Frank Minna, who helped him out when he was young, and when Frank is found dead, Lionel and his friends, the Minna Men, scour the streets of Brooklyn in search of the killer.

Collects interviews with Marines, soldiers, and sailors who have served in twenty-first-century wars and explores their motivations, dreams, and emotions felt during times of extreme danger.

A naive young man, a radio enthusiast and radio buff, was caught up in the fall of the British Empire at Singapore in 1942. He was put to work on the Railway of Death -- the Japanese line from Thailand and Burma. The most disastrous engineering project in history, it killed 250,000 Allied prisoners and Thai labourers. Lomax helped to build a radio so that he and his comrades could follow news of the war. The radio was discovered and he was brutally tortured. One of his tormentors was a young Japanese interpreter; Lomax never forgot him. Despite an outwardly successful life, Lomax was emotionally ruined by his experiences and could never share them with anyone. Almost fifty years after the war, his life was changed by the discovery that his interrogator, the Japanese interpreter, was still alive. This is the story of a tragic life and a transformed old age.

When one of his trusted employees, with whom he had been working on a secret government project, becomes the prime suspect in a double homicide, Irish billionaire Roarke enlists the assistance of Lieutenant Eve Dallas to uncover the truth.

When the Swisher family of 2059 New York City is murdered, lieutenant Eve Dallas, her partner Peabody, and her husband Roarke investigate while protecting the family's lone survivor and witness, a terrified nine-year-old girl.

Draws on personal experiences, critiques of American spiritual history, and meditative exercises from an array of religious, psychological, and healing traditions to help readers develop their own individual spiritual practices to suit the needs of body, mind, and spirit.

Tommy Phan, a thirty-year-old detective novelist living in Southern California, is forging ahead in pursuit of the American Dream. But the dream becomes a nightmare when Tommy stumbles upon a rag doll that suddenly develops human characteristics. And in a bizarre, Koontzian turn of events, the creature becomes a deadly menace--bent on killing Tommy.

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