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No Land! No House! No Vote!: Voices from Symphony Way

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No Land! No House! No Vote!: Voices from Symphony Way by Symphony Way Pavement Dwellers
English | 2011-03-01 | ISBN: 1906387842 | PDF | 160 pages | 12,7 MB

No Land! No House! No Vote!: Voices from Symphony Way
Early in 2007, hundreds of families living in shacks in Cape Town were moved into houses they had been waiting for since the end of the apartheid. But soon they were told that the move had been illegal, and they were kicked out of their new homes. They built shacks next to the road opposite the housing project and hundreds organized themselves into the Symphony Way Anti-Eviction Campaign, vowing to stay on the road until the government gave them permanent housing. This anthology of stories of justice miscarried, of violence domestic and public, of bigotry and xenophobia, is both testimony and poetry. This book is a means to dignity, a way for the poor to reflect and be reflected. It is testimony that there's thinking in the shacks, that there are humans who dialogue, theorize, and fight to bring about change.
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Opus Vino

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Opus Vino by Jim Gordon
English | 2010 | ISBN: 0756667518 | 800 pages | PDF | 114 MB

Opus Vino
The world of wine has changed since Hugh Johnson's groundbreaking World Atlas of Wine was published in the 1970s. countries are producing fine wine and wine professionals have moved away from the view that geography alone determines quality of fine wine and winemaking.

Written by a new generation of wine critics with up-to-date, in-depth knowledge of the different wine regions, the wineries and their wines, provides greater coverage to the wine world than any other illustrated wine book. Organized by country, and then broken down into regions, districts, and wineries, the book looks at than 4,500 individual wineries, identifies each region's top producers and its rising stars, and entries cover the owner, grapes, wine styles, and their best wines.

At 800 pages, takes wine publishing to new heights and gives both professionals and amateur enthusiasts a wine reference fit for the 21st century.
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The Practitioner’s Guide to User Experience Design

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The Practitioner's Guide to User Experience Design by Luke Miller
English | Jan 6, 2015 | ISBN: 1455531510 | ASIN: B00I829QK2 | 180 Pages | EPUB/MOBI/AZW3/PDF (Converted) | 5 MB
Established in early 2011, General Assembly is a global educational institution that is building a community of individuals empowered to pursue work they love. Both on campus and online, GA engages students with practical, hands-on learning taught by instructors working in technology, business, and design.

The Practitioner’s Guide to User Experience Design
Luke Miller is a user experience designer and researcher. He began his career in UX with the Wall Street Journal and moved on to help form the new Yahoo mobile product office in New York. In the same year he cofounded Tumbleweed, a production studio that makes mobile storytelling experiences. He holds an MS in information science from the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill.
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Anzac: The Landing (Battleground Europe)

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Anzac: The Landing (Battleground Europe)
Pen and Sword | 2008 | ISBN: 1844157229| English | 208 Pages | EPUB | 27 MB

Anzac: The Landing (Battleground Europe)
The Anzac legend was born on the shores of Gallipoli during the historic morning of 25th April 1915. Landing on a hostile beach, under the cover of darkness, the Anzacs moved inland rapidly, but the response of the Ottoman forces was equally quick. The outcome of the campaign was arguably sealed during the first day, when the door for an Anzac victory was closed.
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Hall of Mirrors: The Great Depression, The Great Recession, and the Uses-and Misuses-of History

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Hall of Mirrors: The Great Depression, The Great Recession, and the Uses-and Misuses-of History by Barry Eichengreen
English | 2015 | ISBN: 0199392005 | 520 pages | PDF | 22 MB

Hall of Mirrors: The Great Depression, The Great Recession, and the Uses-and Misuses-of History
The two great financial crises of the past century are the Great Depression of the 1930s and the Great Recession, which began in 2008. Both occurred against the backdrop of sharp credit booms, dubious banking practices, and a fragile and unstable global financial system. When markets went into cardiac arrest in 2008, policymakers invoked the lessons of the Great Depression in attempting to avert the worst. While their response prevented a financial collapse and catastrophic depression like that of the 1930s, unemployment in the U.S. and Europe still rose to excruciating high levels. Pain and suffering were widespread.

The question, given this, is why didn't policymakers do better?

Hall of Mirrors, Barry Eichengreen's monumental twinned history of the two crises, provides the farthest-reaching answer to this question to date. Alternating back and forth between the two crises and between North America and Europe, Eichengreen shows how fear of another Depression following the collapse of Lehman Brothers shaped policy responses on both continents, with both positive and negative results. Since bank failures were a prominent feature of the Great Depression, policymakers moved quickly to strengthen troubled banks. But because derivatives markets were not important in the 1930s, they missed problems in the so-called shadow banking system. Having done too little to support spending in the 1930s, governments also ramped up public spending this time around. But the response was indiscriminate and quickly came back to haunt overly indebted governments, particularly in Southern Europe. Moreover, because politicians overpromised, and because their measures failed to stave off a major recession, a backlash quickly developed against activist governments and central banks. Policymakers then prematurely succumbed to the temptation to return to normal policies before normal conditions had returned. The result has been a grindingly slow recovery in the United States and endless recession in Europe.

Hall of Mirrors is both a major work of economic history and an essential exploration of how we avoided making only some of the same mistakes twice. It shows not just how the "lessons" of Great Depression history continue to shape society's response to contemporary economic problems, but also how the experience of the Great Recession will permanently change how we think about the Great Depression.
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Phil Jackson: Lord of the Rings

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Phil Jackson: Lord of the Rings by Peter Richmond
English | 2013 | ISBN: 0399158707, 0142181188 | 352 pages | EPUB | 2 MB

Phil Jackson: Lord of the Rings
An "in-depth and entertaining" unauthorized biography from the New York Times best-selling author of Badasses. (Publisher's Weekly)

Phil Jackson is widely considered to be one of the greatest coaches in the history of basketball. As head coach of the Chicago Bulls from 1989 to 1998, he led Michael Jordan to six championships. In 1999, Jackson switched allegiances and moved to the Los Angeles Lakers, racking up five titles in ten years. All told, he has eleven championship rings-more titles than any other NBA coach in history.
Jackson has written several candid books about his life and career, but now New York Times-bestselling author Peter Richmond turns an unprecedented light on Jackson's whole life. Phil Jackson: Lord of the Rings is the personal, definitive, and revealing biography of an unrivalled sports genius
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Phil Jackson: Lord of the Rings

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Phil Jackson: Lord of the Rings by Peter Richmond
English | 2013 | ISBN: 0399158707, 0142181188 | 352 pages | EPUB | 2 MB

Phil Jackson: Lord of the Rings
An "in-depth and entertaining" unauthorized biography from the New York Times best-selling author of Badasses. (Publisher's Weekly)

Phil Jackson is widely considered to be one of the greatest coaches in the history of basketball. As head coach of the Chicago Bulls from 1989 to 1998, he led Michael Jordan to six championships. In 1999, Jackson switched allegiances and moved to the Los Angeles Lakers, racking up five titles in ten years. All told, he has eleven championship rings-more titles than any other NBA coach in history.
Jackson has written several candid books about his life and career, but now New York Times-bestselling author Peter Richmond turns an unprecedented light on Jackson's whole life. Phil Jackson: Lord of the Rings is the personal, definitive, and revealing biography of an unrivalled sports genius
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Spirit of the Delta: The Art of Carolyn Norris

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Spirit of the Delta: The Art of Carolyn Norris by Dorothy Sample Shawhan and Patti Carr Black
English | 2011-06-01 | ISBN: 1604739924 | PDF | 128 pages | 28 MB

Spirit of the Delta: The Art of Carolyn Norris
Raised in West Virginia, self-taught artist Carolyn Norris (b. 1948) moved as a young woman of twenty-one to Cleveland, Mississippi, a quintessential Delta railroad town on the famous blues Highway 61. To create one of her first paintings, she tore the wooden back off a dresser to use as a canvas. She painted with available house paint and completed the painting with face makeup. Thus began the realization of a passionate need to paint.

Eventually, Norris came to serve as the visual griot of Cleveland. She has used a variety of media, painting on canvas, wood, paper, cardboard, glass, plates, tiles, sheets, floor covering, and mirrors. She also uses her garage door as a giant mural chronicling community events. In her extraordinary images, Norris shows daily black life in the modern Delta.
Spirit of the Delta contains 115 color images pulled from Norris's twenty-five years as a painter. Her existing artwork has been photographed by noted local photographer Kim Rushing and copies of the works that no longer exist have been found whenever possible. The book features a biographical essay on Carolyn Norris by Dorothy Sample Shawhan and an essay on her artwork by critic Patti Carr Black, who places Norris within self-taught traditions. In an interview with folklorist Tom Rankin, which took place in 1991, Norris explains the centrality of art in her life.
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Farewell My Lovely by Raymond Chandler (Audiobook)

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Farewell My Lovely by Raymond Chandler
Audible Studios | English | 2014 | ASIN: B00QQX1JHI | 7 hrs and 47 mins | M4B | 178 MB
Eight years ago Moose Malloy and cute little redhead Velma were getting married – until someone framed Malloy for armed robbery. Now his stretch is up and he wants Velma back.

Farewell My Lovely by Raymond Chandler (Audiobook)
PI Philip Marlow meets Malloy one hot day in Hollywood and, out of the generosity of his jaded heart, agrees to help him. Dragged from one smoky bar to another, Marlowe's search for Velma turns up plenty of dangerous gangsters with a nasty habit of shooting first and talking later. And soon what started as a search for a missing person becomes a matter of life and death….

Raymond Chandler was born in Chicago in 1888 and moved to England with his family when he was 12. He attended Dulwich College, Alma Mater to some of the 20th century's most renowned writers. Returning to America in 1912, he settled in California, worked in a number of jobs, and later married.
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The Teacher’s Role in Implementing Cooperative Learning in the Classroom

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The Teacher's Role in Implementing Cooperative Learning in the Classroom
English | Education | 5. November 2007 | ISBN-10: 038770891X | 267 pages | pdf | 2 mb
Cooperative learning is widely endorsed as a pedagogical practice that promotes student learning. Recently, the research focus has moved to the role of teachers' discourse during cooperative learning and its effects on the quality of group discussions and the learning achieved.

The Teacher’s Role in Implementing Cooperative Learning in the Classroom
However, although the benefits of cooperative learning are well documented, implementing this pedagogical practice in classrooms is a challenge that many teachers have difficulties accomplishing.

Difficulties may occur because teachers often do not have a clear understanding of the basic tenets of cooperative learning and the research and theoretical perspectives that have informed this practice and how they translate into practical applications that can be used in their classrooms. In effect, what do teachers need to do to affect the benefits widely documented in research?

A reluctance to embrace cooperative learning may also be due to the challenge it poses to teachers' control of the learning process, the demands it places on classroom organisational changes, and the personal commitments teachers need to make to sustain their efforts. Moreover, a lack of understanding of the key role teachers need to play in embedding cooperative learning into the curricula to foster open communication and engagement among teachers and students, promote cooperative investigation and problem-solving, and provide students with emotionally and intellectually stimulating learning environments may be another contributing factor.

provides readers with a comprehensive overview of these issues with clear guidelines on how teachers can embed cooperative learning into their classroom curricula to obtain the benefits widely attributed to this pedagogical practice. It does so by using language that is appropriate for both novice and experienced educators. The volume provides: an overview of the major research and theoretical perspectives that underpin the development of cooperative learning pedagogy; outlines how specific small group experiences can promote thinking and learning; discusses the key role teachers play in promoting student discourse; and, demonstrates how interaction style among students and teachers is crucial in facilitating discussion and learning. The collection of chapters includes many practical illustrations, drawn from the contributors' own research of how teachers can use cooperative learning pedagogy to facilitate thinking and learning among students across different educational settings.
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