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release date: Jun 08, 2017
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Designing and Leading a Successful SAR: A Guide for Sex Therapists, Sexuality Educators, and Sexologists
This professional guidebook and training manual introduces the Sexual Attitudes Reassessment and Restructuring (SAR) training program for professionals working in the broad field of sexology. The authors, who have led 43 SAR training programs in seven different countries, provide an overview of the history and modern day context of SARs in the first part of the book. In Part II, they provide a toolkit for creating your own SAR, using 21 photocopiable workbook pages, handy checklists, and practical tips. Part III focuses on lessons learned from past SARs and future predictions for cutting-edge SARs. This book is necessary reading for clinicians and educators who wish to offer SAR training programs or integrate “The SAR Approach” into their practice.
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release date: Apr 05, 2013
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Karel J Robot: A Gentle Introduction to the Art of Object-Oriented Programming in Java

Karel J Robot is an introduction to computer programming for novices. It uses the Java programming language to introduce the principles of object-oriented programming. It is the latest version in the Karel The Robot series, originally developed by Richard Pattis. It is a true successor to the original, emphasizing problem solving in a simple but "Turing Complete" and interesting virtual world.

Karel J Robot stresses problem solving rather than language syntax. It has been shown to be an effective learning environment for novice programmers. A student able to do the exercises in this book, or one of its companions, is truly on his or her way to a deep understanding of programming.

Learn to write sophisticated Java code in a few weeks. It is not a comprehensive treatment of Java, but emphasizes problem solving using objects, writing classes, and developing skill in algorithmic and polymorphic thinking. It goes beyond thinking of computing as just "if" and "while".

The advantages pointed out by reviewers of Karel J Robot follow:

Karel J Robot is an excellent introduction to modern computer science, without letting students get overwhelmed by the details of a programming language (even though it is real Java). KJR provides a framework for understanding Object-Oriented Programming from the very beginning. Students are encouraged to develop problem-solving skills by producing projects that solve very complex problems with a relatively small set of tools.
Don Slater, Carnegie-Mellon University

I have been successfully introducing students in grades 9 through 12 to programming using Karel for the past twenty years and Karel J Robot is the most effective version yet. Students love it! They find principles of OOP (class design, constructors, methods, inheritance, polymorphism) come naturally to them, even before they learn about control structures. They discover recursive solutions without ever being taught recursion. Best of all, Karel is gender neutral --- both girls and boys are so involved and excited that I have to push them out the door and on to their next class when the period ends.
Kathy Larson, Kingston High School, Kingston New York

Karel J Robot: A Gentle Introduction to the Art of Object-Oriented Programming in Java takes you on a well-sequenced and thoughtful journey through the essential concepts in a first semester computer science course. Experience computer science at the level that it is most inspiring – the conceptual level. The visual environment will help you teach and your students learn because everyone will have immediate visual feedback, enabling them to see what they are doing. You will leave the Karel world with a deep understanding of polymorphism, inheritance, abstraction, modularization, and step-wise refinement, to name just a few topics. If you are an AP Computer Science teacher, you have just found the perfect guide to help ensure you do not lose sight of the forest (i.e., computer science) through the trees (i.e., the details of the language).
Dave Wittry, Troy High School

Karel J Robot provides an uncluttered setting for laying the foundation for all of the key OO concepts. The perfect "starter" for understanding objects, OO design and OO programming.
Michael Goldweber, Xavier University

release date: Jul 17, 2017
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Diffusing Essential Oils (Witchwood Estate Collectables) (Volume 2)
Since doing my certificate in Clinical Aromatherapy in the early 2000s, I must have read dozens of aromatherapy books, ranging from heavy texts for the professional practitioner to introductory ones for the layman. But I don't think I've seen a better resource for the lay user than this one. T. Ormiston-smith. Mother Nature's medicine cabinet. In ancient times, the plant kingdom provided our earliest ancestors with the natural healing powers derived from nature. Extracts and essences from plants and flowers were prized for their medicinal, spiritual, aromatic, and therapeutic value, including beauty benefits. Aromatic plants, essences, and oils have traditionally been used during religious ceremonies and observances, beauty care and perfumes, food enhancement, and preservation. Aromatic plants were the basis for herbal and botanical medicines and remedies for thousands of years - they still are. In fact, they’re the root of today’s modern pharmaceuticals. And as lifestyles rapidly changed to meet everyday challenges, and technology progressed in leaps and bounds, herbal knowledge soon fell by the wayside. During the past century, as the side effects of many chemically based drugs come to light - not to mention the exuberant costs, natural healing has come full circle and has gradually found its way back into our homes. The Western World is standing up and taking notice. People are educating themselves about the wonderful uses and benefits of using essential oils, herbs, and spices. Mother nature's medicine cabinet is back, invoking endless remedies and in some cases, cures - without the side effects. Granted. Natural healing may not replace the family doctor or chemically manufactured drugs entirely, but it certainly is a healthy alternative to consider when thinking about your health, beauty, wellbeing, and fitness regime. Discover the many benefits to diffusing essential oils to achieve optimal health and wellbeing in your home and workplace. Diffusing essential oils can help you study better, sleep better, enhance your moods and put you in the mood... Essential oils and pregnancy. Essential oils and children. There is also a section about essential oils for pets – which ones to use and which ones to avoid. Bonus: Includes medicinal herbs and their uses.
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release date: Oct 15, 2006
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Bedmar and Shi: Romancing the Tropics
This volume explores the exotic meeting and mingling of cultures within a built environment. Bedmar & Shi is a Singapore-based design practice established in 1986 that incubates architectural, conservationist, landscape and interior design. Since the firm's inception it has kept the number of staff at 12, a multi-cultural mix of personalities from far-flung spots on the globe. This quorum consists of designers who share a singular desire to explore the relationships of buildings and nature with particular emphasis on quality design and execution of a diverse portfolio. The firm's project list extends from Lhasa to Delhi to Indonesia, Thailand, London and points west.
release date: Oct 04, 2012
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Research on Service Learning: Conceptual Frameworks and Assessments (IUPUI Series on Service Learning Research)
The purpose of this work is to improve service learning research and practice through strengthening its theoretical base. Contributing authors include both well-known and emerging service learning and community engagement scholars, as well as scholars from other fields. The authors bring theoretical perspectives from a wide variety of disciplines to bear as they critically review past research, describe assessment methods and instruments, develop future research agendas, and consider implications of theory-based research for enhanced practice.

This volume, 2A, opens with chapters focused on defining the criteria for quality research.

It then moves on to research related to students, comprising chapters that focus on cognitive processes, academic learning, civic learning, personal development, and intercultural competence. The concluding faculty section presents chapters on faculty development, faculty motivation, and faculty learning.

Constituting a rich resource that suggests new approaches to conceptualizing, understanding, implementing, assessing, and studying service learning. Each chapter offers recommendations for future research. Research on Service Learning: Conceptual Frameworks and Assessment will be of interest to both new and veteran service learning instructors seeking to enhance their practice by integrating what has been learned in terms of teaching, assessment, and research. Staff and faculty who are responsible for promoting and supporting service learning at higher education institutions, evaluating community service programs, and working with faculty to develop research on service learning, will also find this volume helpful. For scholars and graduate students reviewing and conducting research related to service learning, this book is a comprehensive resource, and a knowledge base about the processes and outcomes of innovative pedagogies, such as service learning, that will enable them to locate their own work in an expanding and deepening arena of inquiry.

Volume 2B, sold separately, also opens with chapters focused on defining the criteria for quality research. It looks at community development, and the role of nonprofit organizations in service learning. It then focusses on institutions, examining the institutionalization of service learning, engaged departments, and institutional leadership. The final section on partnerships in service learning includes chapters on conceptualizing and measuring the quality of partnerships, inter-organizational partnerships, and student partnerships.
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release date: Oct 01, 1990
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A collection of the acclaimed photographer's flower images features pieces from his final years
release date: Sep 30, 2017
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ABC With Gary the Gecko (Make Learning Fun) (Volume 1)
Kids will love learning the alphabet with Gary the Gecko. Teach your preschool child the ABC's in a fun way which encourages learning while having fun together. Lots of pictures with clear word labels to illustrate each letter of the alphabet from A to Z.
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release date: Oct 16, 1996
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Karel++: A Gentle Introduction to the Art of Object-Oriented Programming
This creative approach to learning C++ programming introduces readers to Karel the Robot and then shows them how to design programs that instruct Karel to perform complex tasks. Karel's world is essentially a practice field on which readers learn valuable lessons about creating and debugging program. The programs instruct the robot to move and manipulate its environment using object orientation.
release date: Aug 07, 2017
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My Hero's Journey: A Journal (For writers and authors) (Volume 1)
"My Hero’s Journey” is an easy to follow manual for fiction writers using the principals of "The Hero's Journey". It is ideal for organizing and categorizing everything from outlining, plotting your story, and saving character profiles. Included are pages for your own notes, ideas, diagrams, and pictures - allowing you to keep track of everything in one booklet. "My Hero's Journey" is the perfect companion for those who often find themselves writing away from home.
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release date: Aug 05, 2017
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Reiki, Meditation, and Yoga Journal: A Monthly Journal (School of Mystical Mysteries) (Volume 3)
Bertena Varney is a Reiki Master and Certified Meditation Instructor who spent months looking for the perfect journal to keep her daily experiences in wellness in one place. One day she was in a bookstore looking for journals again when her boyfriend suggested that she just publish her own. So, she went home and did just that. Now, it is available to her students as well as you! The Reiki, Meditation, and Yoga Journal contains a month of undated sections that allows the writer to note their daily experiences in reiki, meditation, and yoga but also chakra balancing and other wellness activities that they may experience each day. One day consists of 16 pages of journal per day. This is the most concise journal for anyone who practices Reiki, meditation, and yoga that one can find in one place. Bertena Varney is also a sociology professor at a small community college and is owner of Serendipity Meditation and Wellness Center. You can find her on Facebook at
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