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Once There Were Giants

Author : Martin Waddell
ISBN : 0744578361
Genre : Children's stories
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Once there was a baby in the house - and to that baby, Mum and Dad and Jill and John and Uncle Tom were giants. But little by little, that baby grew up - until she became a giant too. This book explores the stages of life and development.

Once There Were Giants

Author : Jerry Izenberg
ISBN : 9781510714755
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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A celebration and memorial of the greatest era of heavyweight fighters from 1962 to 1997, as witnessed ringside by an International Boxing Hall of Fame sportswriter. Once upon a time, of all the memories made in ballparks and arenas from California to New York, there was nothing to rival that magic moment that could grab a heavyweight fight crowd by its collective jugular vein and trigger a tsunami of raw emotion before a single punch had even been thrown. That’s the way it was when the heavyweight giants danced in the boxing ring during the golden eras of the greats Ali, Frazier, Holmes, and Spinks, to name a few. There will never again be a heavyweight cycle like the one that began when Sonny Liston stopped Floyd Patterson and ended when Mike Tyson bit a slice out of Evander Holyfield’s ear; when no ersatz drama, smoke, mirrors, and noise followed a fighter’s entry into the ring; when the crowds knew that these men were not actors on a stage but rather giants in a ring with a single purpose?to fight other giants. By the ringside, acclaimed sportswriter Jerry Izenberg watched history as it was being made during those legendary days, witnessing fights like the Thrilla in Manila and the Rumble in the Jungle and preserving them in punchy yet tremendous prose. Delivering both his eyewitness accounts and revelatory back stories of this greatest era of heavyweight boxing, Izenberg invites readers to a place of recollection. Once There Were Giants is his memorial to this extraordinary time, the likes of which we shall never see again.

Pshe And Citizenship

Author : Judy Hunter
ISBN : 074876397X
Genre : Citizenship
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For primary teachers, this book covers the core and foundation subjects for National Curriculum PSHE and Citizenship courses. The photocopiable activities cover key topics that are linked to the outcomes identified in the Crick report.

Social Studies Through Children S Literature

Author : Anthony D. Fredericks
ISBN : 0872879704
Genre : Education
File Size : 74. 18 MB
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Themes include child and self, family, community and neighborhood, city and country, states and regions, nation and country, and the world.

Twelve Years Among The Wild Indians Expanded Annotated

Author : George P. Belden
Genre : Social Science
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Young George Belden lived one of the most remarkable of lives of any man on the western frontier of America. A runaway at 13, he lived among the Sioux, learning their language and ways, and married a young Sioux woman to whom he became very attached. Though a young man, he was regarded as a writer of merit in regards to his work on Native Americans. He later served in the U.S Army cavalry with Major James Brisbin, who collected the material you're about to read from Belden's diaries and manuscripts. Brisbin was also a writer of note in his day and was also part of the Montana Column under General John Gibbon that was slated to unite with General George Armstrong Custer at the Little Bighorn. Belden's time among the Indians was exciting, fraught with danger, amusing, and even heartwarming. This edition contains new material and annotations for a modern audience. Every memoir of the American West provides us with another view of a time that changed the country forever. For the first time, this long out-of-print volume is available as an affordable, well-formatted book for e-readers and smartphones. Be sure to LOOK INSIDE by clicking the cover above or download a sample.

A Window On Eternity

Author : Edward O., Wilson
ISBN : 9781476747439
Genre : Nature
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The remarkable story of how one of the most biologically diverse habitats in the world was destroyed, restored, and continues to evolve—with stunning, full-color photographs by two of the world’s best wildlife photographers. A Window on Eternity is a stunning book of splendid prose and gorgeous photography about one of the biologically richest places in Africa and perhaps in the world. Gorongosa National Park in Mozambique was nearly destroyed in a brutal civil war, then was reborn and is now evolv-ing back to its original state. Edward O. Wilson’s personal, luminous description of the wonders of Gorongosa is beautifully complemented by Piotr Naskrecki’s extraordinary photographs of the park’s exquisite natural beauty. A bonus DVD of Academy Award–winning director Jessica Yu’s documentary, The Guide, is also included with the book. Wilson takes readers to the summit of Mount Gorongosa, sacred to the local people and the park’s vital watershed. From the forests of the mountain he brings us to the deep gorges on the edge of the Rift Valley, previously unexplored by biologists, to search for new species and assess their ancient origins. He describes amazing animal encounters from huge colonies of agricultural termites to spe­cialized raider ants that feed on them to giant spi­ders, a battle between an eagle and a black mamba, “conversations” with traumatized elephants that survived the slaughter of the park’s large animals, and more. He pleads for Gorongosa—and other wild places—to be allowed to exist and evolve in its time­less way uninterrupted into the future. As he examines the near destruction and rebirth of Gorongosa, Wilson analyzes the balance of nature, which, he observes, teeters on a razor’s edge. Loss of even a single species can have serious ramifications throughout an ecosystem, and yet we are carelessly destroying complex biodiverse ecosystems with unknown consequences. The wildlands in which these ecosystems flourish gave birth to humanity, and it is this natural world, still evolving, that may outlast us and become our leg­acy, our window on eternity.

Exciting Writing

Author : Jacqueline Harrett
ISBN : 9781446202722
Genre : Education
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Winner of the United Kingdom Literacy Association (UKLA) Author Award 2007! `This book lives up to its title, providing inspirational teaching ideas, using picture photographs and films as starting points for writing. A worthy winner of the UKLA Teacher's Book Award' - TES magazine `The book clearly describes many creative ways to engage children in writing. A number of different approaches are suggested, with activities that amongst others include the use of talk, picture books and other visual stimuli. It explains how these can used effectively and easily in the classroom so that teachers, what ever their level of experience, can feel confident to use them. The activities are manageable with ideas to suit children of all abilities across the primary age range' - Liz Sharp, Literacy Consultant, Milton Keynes LEA Based on her experiences as a class teacher, Jacqueline Harrett's book is packed with exciting, creative ideas for teaching writing in the classroom. With activities for Key Stages 1 and 2, it shows busy class teachers how children's literacy is relevant across the curriculum. Each chapter uses a different idea to get children writing, and the following are all used as a starting point for lively literacy lessons: - imagination and visualisation - picture books - photographs - paintings - films and TV - comics Primary school teachers, Literacy Co-ordinators, trainee teachers and anyone looking for engaging and imaginative ideas to help them teach writing in their classroom will find this book fits the bill.

Planning For Learning Through Opposites

Author : Judith Harries
ISBN : 9781909101647
Genre : Education
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Plan for six weeks of learning covering all six areas of learning and development of the EYFS through the topic of opposites. The Planning for Learning series is a series of topic books written around the Early Years Foundation Stage designed to make planning easy. This book takes you through six weeks of activities on the theme of opposites. Each activity is linked to a specific Early Learning Goal, and the book contains a skills overview so that practitioners can keep track of which areas of learning and development they are promoting. This book also includes a photocopiable page to give to parents with ideas for them to get involved with their children's topic, as well as ideas for bringing the six weeks of learning together.The weekly themes in this book include: words and concepts: happy/sad; big/small; old/new; hot/cold; loud/quiet; up/down. It all ends with a pyjama party with children enjoying night time things during the day!

Chasing Kangaroos

Author : Tim Flannery
ISBN : 9781555848217
Genre : Nature
File Size : 83. 1 MB
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The internationally acclaimed author of The Weather Makers crafts a love letter to his native land and one of its most unique inhabitants: the kangaroo. Drawing on three decades of travel, research, and field work, Tim Flannery shows us how the destiny of the extraordinary kangaroo is inseparable from the environment that created it. Along the way he uses encounters with ancient aboriginal cultures and eccentric fossil hunters, farmers and scientists, kangaroo advocates and kangaroo hunters, to explore how Australia’s deserts and rain forests have shaped human responses to the continent—and how kangaroos have evolved to handle the resulting challenges. Ultimately, Chasing Kangaroos is a captivating blend of memoir, travel, natural history, and evolutionary science—and further proof of Flannery’s “offhand interdisciplinary brilliance” (Entertainment Weekly). “Absorbing, funny, and wonderfully learned.” —Bill Bryson, New York Times–bestselling author of A Walk in the Woods

First Footsteps In East Africa

Author : Richard Burton
ISBN : 9781108030304
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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A British explorer's 1856 account of the slave-trading city of Harar in East Africa, previously unvisited by Europeans.

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