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Around the World in a Hundred Years

Around the World in ...

Newbery-Honor winning author, Jean Fritz, brings history to life once again in 10 true tales of 15th-century European explorers!True tales of our world's greatest 15th century explorers, from Bartholomew Diaz and Christopher Columbus to Juan Ponce de Leon and Vasco Nunez de Balboa, are fascinatingly portrayed, complimented with the softly shaded pencil illustrations of Anthony Bacon Venti. Readers are led ...

10,90 CHF

Encyclopedia of Western Gunfighters

Encyclopedia of Western Gunfighters

Much information (some of it factual, a lot of it fictional) is available about the famous gunfighters of the Old West-the Jameses, Billy the Kid, Wild Bill Hickok, Wyatt Earp, John Wesley Hardin, and that latter-day folk idol, Butch Cassidy. Dozens of less-well-known but sometimes even more murderous gunslingers-such men as Cullen Baker, Harvey Logan, Longhaired Jim Courtright, and Mysterious ...

39,50 CHF

And Then What Happened, Paul Revere?

And Then What Happened, ...

A true American story for young readers by the Newbery-Honor winning author!Everyone knows about Paul Revere's midnight ride. But not everyone knows the harrowing details and narrow escapes that occurred along the way. This timeless and witty book highlights little-known facts about patriot Paul Revere.

8,50 CHF

Household Ecology: Economic Change and Domestic Life Among the Kekchi Maya in Belize

Household Ecology: Economic Change ...

Development and economic change are often seen as destructive to the family and to other traditional forms of social organization. Wilk's study of household ecology reveals that the Kekchi Maya of Belize have responded by creating new forms of family organization, working together to face challenges posed by development. Not merely survivors of an ancient splendor, the Kekchi Maya build ...

29,50 CHF

Epitome of Desire

Epitome of Desire

This is an American story that reminds us of the possibilities our nation offers. It's the story of the son of a Russian immigrant, Ray Nasher, who was born in Boston, lived in a three-decker house, and graduated from that great democratizer, Boston Latin School. It's the story of his entrepreneurial success in Texas and his marriage to Patsy and ...

35,50 CHF

Evaluating Value-added Models for Teacher Accountability

Evaluating Value-added Models for ...

Clarifies the primary questions raised by the use of value-added models for measuring teacher effects, reviews the most important recent applications of VAM, and discusses statistical and measurement issues assoicated with VAM.

26,90 CHF

George Washington's Breakfast

George Washington's Breakfast

A fun take on history from Newbery Honor-winning author, Jean Fritz!George Washington Allen, a boy who never gives up until he finds out what he wants to know, is determined to learn all there is to know about his namesake, including what the first president ate for breakfast!"The sprightly, humorous story and likable colored illustrations bring history alive and make ...

8,50 CHF

Native North American Armor, Shields, and Fortifications

Native North American Armor, ...

From the Chickasaw fighting the Choctaw in the Southeast to the Sioux battling the Cheyenne on the Great Plains, warfare was endemic among the North American Indians when Europeans first arrived on this continent. An impressive array of offensive weaponry and battle tactics gave rise to an equally impressive range of defensive technology. Native Americans constructed very effective armor and ...

28,90 CHF

Gary Jobson's Championship Sailing

Gary Jobson's Championship Sailing

Gary Jobson shares his expertisefor a winning performancein sailboat racing"The complete guide to racingat its highest level."--Paul Cayard, five-time America's Cupveteran and six-time world champion" "A must-read for those whoaspire to win sailboat racesat any level." "--Tom Whidden, CEO of North MarineGroup, three-time America's Cup winner"In the pages of "Gary Jobson's ChampionshipSailing, " the author shares more than 30 yearsof ...

36,90 CHF

U.S.-China Security Management

U.S.-China Security Management

Documents the history of U.S. security management wiht China from 1971 to the present, examines the arguments for and againist conducting activiites with the People's Liberation Army, and recommends a program of military-to-military activities based on existing constraints and realistic goals.

26,90 CHF

Fuzzy Logic

Fuzzy Logic

Fuzzy logic" is a way to program computers so that they can mimic the imprecise way that humans make decisions. This important book traces the dramatic story of Lofti Zadeh, the Iranian-American professor who developed this concept, and his struggle to sell it to the American academic and business communities.

25,50 CHF

Cuba After Castro

Cuba After Castro

Examines the sociopolitical legacy and economic challenges that will face a post-Castro goverment and the Cuban people themselves in the era after Castro.

26,90 CHF

Supporting Air and Space Expeditionary Forces

Supporting Air and Space ...

Presents an analysis of Air Force combat support experiences assocaited with operation Enduring Freedom and compares these experiences with those associated with operation Allied Forces to determine similarities and applicability of lessons across experiences.

26,90 CHF

Going Down to the Barrio

Going Down to the ...

Looks at two Chicano gangs in East Los Angeles. This book examines the changes and continuities among three generations of barrio gangs. It explores the neighborhoods to chart the development of gang behavior, especially in terms of violence and drug use, and to compare experiences of male and female gang members.

46,90 CHF