New Release Books by Mark Wilson

Mark Wilson is the author of Votes for Women! (2022), Snowy Owl Scientist (2022), Imitation of Rigor (2022), Dictator (2021), On The Seventh Day (2021) and other 193 books.

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Votes for Women!

release date: Jun 29, 2022
Votes for Women!
From award-winning author and illustrator Mark Wilson, a stirring story of the women who first won the right to vote in Australia - inspired by real people and historical events In 1890, Rose Birks and her stepdaughter, Nellie, two strong-willed and determined women, began writing letters and attending meetings to help improve the lives of women and children in their home city of Adelaide. They soon found themselves part of a movement that would change the lives of women everywhere. Through their friendship with the famous female suffragist Mary Lee, they petitioned politicians and lawmakers - and in 1896 they became the first women in Australia to vote in an election. Votes for Women! tells their story.

Snowy Owl Scientist

release date: May 03, 2022
Snowy Owl Scientist
Are the snowy owls in trouble? Venture into the Alaskan arctic and the summer realm of these predator birds to find out. Discover the diverse species necessary to owl survival, how climate change is affecting the landscape of their nesting site of past millennia, and what it takes to do field research in this action-packed addition to the award-winning Scientists in the Field series. It''s July on Alaska''s North Slope, and scientist Denver Holt is in Utqiagvik surveying nests. Denver has been coming here since 1992, and the snowy owls he studies have been coming here much longer: thousands of years. With its mix of coastal, low-elevation tundra and a rich presence of lemmings, the North Slope is the only area in Alaska where snowy owls regularly nest. How do snowy owls decide where they will nest? How do they manage to arrive at locations where food will be abundant? What drives the success of these delicate tundra ecosystems? These are the mysteries Denver is trying to solve to help ensure a bright future for these elegant hunters.

Imitation of Rigor

Imitation of Rigor
Mark Wilson aims to reconnect analytic philosophy with the evolving practicalities within science from which many of its grander concerns originally sprang. He offers an alternative history of how the subject might have developed had the insights of its philosopher/scientist forebears not been cast aside in the vain pursuit of "ersatz rigor".

Dictator

release date: Sep 13, 2021
Dictator
Roman consuls were routinely trained by background and experience to handle the usual problems of a twelve-month turn in office. But what if a crisis arose that wasn’t best met by whoever happened to be in office that year? The Romans had a mechanism for that: the dictatorship, an alternative emergency executive post that granted total, unanswerable power to that man who was best suited to resolve the crisis and then stand down, restoring normality. This office was so useful and effective that it was invoked at least 85 times across three centuries against every kind of serious problem, from conspiracies and insurgencies to the repelling of invaders to propitiation of the gods. In Dictator: The Evolution of the Roman Dictatorship, Mark B. Wilson makes the first detailed and comprehensive examination of the role and evolution of the dictatorship as an integral element of the Roman Republic. Each stage of a dictatorship—need, call, choice, invocation, mandate, imperium, answerability, colleague, and renunciation—is explored, with examples and case studies illustrating the dictators’ rigorous adherence to a set of core principles, or, in rare cases of deviation, showing how exceptions tended to demonstrate the rule as vividly as instances. Wilson also charts the flexibility of the dictatorship as it adapted to the needs of the Republic, reshaping its role in relation to the consuls, the senate, and the people. The routine use of the dictatorship is only part of the story. The abandonment and disuse of the dictatorship for 120 years, its revival under Sulla, and its appropriation and transformation under Caesar are all examined in detail, with attention paid to what the dictatorship meant to the Romans of the late Republic, alternative means of crisis resolution in contrast with the dictatorship, and the groundwork laid in those last two centuries for that which was to come. Dictator provides a new basis for discussion and debate relating to the Roman dictatorship, Roman crisis management, and the systems and institutions of the Roman Republic.

On The Seventh Day

release date: Mar 07, 2021
On The Seventh Day
God is furious. He has run out of patience with humans and decided that our time is over. We''ve had our chance and it''s back to the drawing board. Mo, and Jay, best friends who''ve screwed up in the past, beg him for one more chance to get the humans back on track. Alongside Mr Saluzar, the head of a global charity foundation, and Nick, The Fallen Angel, they hurtle towards Armageddon and their one chance to prove God wrong. They have seven days to save us. Praise for On The Seventh Day: “I don''t know any other writer with the diversity of Mr Wilson when it comes to putting his stories on paper, the only guarantee is they''re Scottish. “ – Amazon reader. “A strange mix of book. It made me howl with laughter in places, and in others made me consider my place in the universe, sometimes immediately after each other. I thoroughly enjoyed it and recommend it. A very funny, and very clever book. “ – Mark Tilbury – author of The Abattoir of Dreams. “Wilson seems to be revelling in his native North Lanarkshire''s new confidence and swagger. Although he has never shied away from writing in his native tongue, this book flows beautifully, despite the subject matter.” – Des McAnulty, author of Life is Local. “In American Gods Neil Gaiman humanized the Gods wonderfully. In this book Mark Wilson humanizes God and the supernaturals terribly, awe-fully and disgustingly! And it is brilliant! “ – Colette Brown, author of The Prescription.

Innovation and Certainty

release date: Dec 31, 2020
Innovation and Certainty
Beginning in the nineteenth century, mathematics'' traditional domains of ''number and figure'' became vigorously displaced by altered settings in which former verities became discarded as no longer sacrosanct. And these innovative recastings appeared everywhere, not merely within the familiar realm of the non-Euclidean geometries. How can mathematics retain its traditional status as a repository of necessary truth in the light of these revisions? The purpose of this Element is to provide a sketch of this developmental history.

The Spirit Said Go, Second Edition

release date: Apr 08, 2020
The Spirit Said Go, Second Edition
"God''s got a plan for your life" is an aphorism frequently heard by Christians. But how do you discover that plan? The Spirit Said Go is designed to help believers find God''s will. Using Paul''s journeys in Acts as examples, Wilson discusses twenty lessons on guidance drawn from these journeys. Using his firsthand experience traveling along these routes in the Eastern Mediterranean, he reads between the lines offering additional insights into Luke''s account. He also provides important geographical and archaeological information to illustrate Paul''s world among the Jews, Greeks, and Romans. Wilson then illustrates each lesson with autobiographical vignettes drawn from his own spiritual pilgrimage of over forty years as a follower of Jesus. Friends and colleagues also share stories of similar experiences of guidance. Each chapter ends with reflection questions that help the reader integrate the lesson into Christian living. The volume offers an inductive Bible study combined with practical, spiritual insights regarding how God guides his people then and now.

The Snowy Owl Scientist

release date: Apr 19, 2022
The Snowy Owl Scientist
Venture into the Alaskan arctic and the summer realm of the snowy owls to find out: are these predator birds in trouble? Discover the diverse species necessary to owl survival, how climate change is affecting the landscape of their nesting site of past millennia, and what it takes to do field research in this action-packed addition to the award-winning Scientists in the Field series.

Physics Avoidance

release date: Sep 15, 2021
Physics Avoidance
Mark Wilson explores our strategies for understanding the world. We frequently cannot reason about nature in the straightforward manner we anticipate, but must use alternative thought processes that reach useful answers in opaque and roundabout ways; and philosophy must find better descriptive tools to reflect this.

ONE. a Process for Building Schools of Excellence for Every One and Everyone

release date: Aug 01, 2021

Rachel's War

release date: May 26, 2021
Rachel's War
Growing up on a farm in country Victoria, all Rachel wants is to help people. When war comes, she travels to distant Europe and the Middle East, working tirelessly to care for wounded and sick soldiers from the battlefields of Gallipoli and the Western Front. Inspired by the life of Rachel Pratt, a World War I Australian army nurse who was awarded the Military Medal for bravery, this is an incredible story of bravery and sacrifice.

Until No Crevice Remained

release date: Apr 01, 2021
Until No Crevice Remained
A genre scorching mixed media collection that documents humanity''s painful but willing descent into characterless orbs incapable of emotion or thought. A psychotic narrative unfolds through glimpses into windows of neighboring houses in a characterless subdivision and their residents as beautiful warts and scars are smoothed over in favour of perceived normalcy. Xanax rivers. Luxury coats crafted from human remains. Carnal activity in wax museums. Popular culture figures dying of dementia. Salvation through consumption. Bear witness to the carving that will eventually render complete, unencumbered stagnation.

Measurement across the Sciences

release date: Mar 30, 2021
Measurement across the Sciences
This book proposes a conceptual framework for understanding measurement across a broad range of scientific fields and areas of application, such as physics, engineering, education, and psychology. The authors, who themselves span these disciplines, argue that the justification of the public trust attributed to measurement results can in principle apply identically to both physical and psychosocial properties. They further argue that the lack of a common conceptualization of measurement hampers interdisciplinary communication and limits the ability to share knowledge. They advance their views by first surveying the conceptual history of the philosophy of measurement and arguing that classical, operationalist and representational perspectives on measurement each make important contributions but also each have important shortcomings. A synthesis is then offered as the foundation for a new conceptual framework. The authors describe how the framework, which operates as a shared concept system, supports understanding measurement’s work in different domains, using examples in the physical and human sciences. They consider connections and consequences with respect to causality, objectivity, and intersubjectivity, among other topics, and how measurement science concepts and issues are construed across these disciplines and settings. They also address contemporary issues and controversies within measurement in the light of the framework, including operationalism, definitional uncertainty, and the relations between measurement and computation. The book concludes with a justification for the basic claim that measurement is an empirical and informational process that produces explicitly justifiable information. Researchers and academics across a wide range of disciplines including biological, physical, social and behavioral scientists, as well as specialists in measurement and philosophy will appreciate the work’s fresh and provocative approach to the field at a time when sound measurements of complex scientific systems are increasingly essential to solving critical global problems.

Tupaia, Isaac and Cook

release date: Mar 01, 2021
Tupaia, Isaac and Cook
Age range 6 to 9 There are as many mistruths as there are truths about James Co ok and his famous first Voyage of discovery, including his secret orders to find the mythical ''Great Southern Continent''. This book shows a new side to this voyage. Cook may never have stumbled onto the South East coast of Australia at all, if it had not been for a young Raiatean master Navigator named Tupaia. He came on board the ship Endeavour when it was in Tahitian waters, and essentially piloted the ship through much of the Pacific. He facilitated communication with the First Nation peoples they met, particularly in New Zealand, and on more than one occasion, saved Cook and his entourage from being massacred. This book does not document all that happened on that voyage. I t puts into perspective the importance of Tupaia to the voyage that changed the course of history, and altered forever the lives of many people throughout the Pacific.

Python Machine Learning

release date: Nov 14, 2020
Python Machine Learning
We, all in all, understand that Siri, Google Now, and Cortana are generally adroit propelled individual accomplices on various stages (iOS, Android, and Windows Mobile). Basically, they help discover important information when you demand it is using your voice; you can say "Where''s the nearest Indian restaurant?", "What''s on my schedule today?" "Remind me to call Mom or Dad at eight o''clock," and the partner will respond by finding information, giving off information from your phone, or sending headings to various applications. Reproduced knowledge is noteworthy in these applications, as they accumulate information on your sales and use that information to all the more probable see your talk and serve you results that are specially designed to your tendencies. Microsoft says that Cortana "determinedly gets some answers concerning its customer" and that it will, at last, develop the ability to imagine customers'' needs. Virtual individual associates process a huge proportion of data from an arrangement of sources to get some answers concerning customers and be progressively convincing in helping them sort out and track their information. Your mobile phone, analyst, PC games, vehicle, bank, and your home all usage man-made thinking each day; every so often, it''s prominent what it''s doing, like when you ask Siri to get your orientation to the nearest administration station. To a great extent it''s increasingly unobtrusive, like when you make a peculiar purchase on your Mastercard and don''t get a deception alert from your bank. Man-made consciousness is everywhere, and it''s created a huge complexity in our lives every day. Thusly, we can say that Artificial Intelligence (AI) is the piece of PC sciences that underlines the headway of knowledge machines, thinking, and working as individuals. For example, talk affirmation, basic reasoning, learning, and orchestrating. Today, Artificial Intelligence is an outstanding subject that is by and large inspected in the advancement and business circles. Various masters and industry specialists battle that AI or AI is the future - yet in case we look around, we are induced that it''s not the future - it is the present. Start reading this wonderful book.

Dino Friends

release date: Nov 11, 2020
Dino Friends
Let''s have fun, kids!DINO FRIENDS: Activity Coloring Book is waiting for you.

Owling

release date: Mar 19, 2019
Owling
From Hedwig, the Snowy Owl of Harry Potter fame, to Winnie-the-Pooh’s beloved friend Owl, this wide-eyed bird of the night has found its way into young hearts and imaginations everywhere. Owling invites young readers into the world of real-life owls, to learn about their fascinating behaviors and abilities. Wildlife photojournalist and nature educator Mark Wilson presents a one-of-a-kind look into the mysterious lives of these distinctive birds. Dramatic images of the 19 owl species of North America nesting, flying, hunting, and catching prey are accompanied by information about the birds’ silent flight, remarkable eyes and ears, haunting calls, and fascinating night life. Kids will learn how to spot owls; identify their calls, plumage, and pellets; and even carry on a hooting conversation with a nearby owl. This publication conforms to the EPUB Accessibility specification at WCAG 2.0 Level AA.

Happy Halloween, Halloween Coloring Book For Kids

release date: Sep 20, 2020
Happy Halloween, Halloween Coloring Book For Kids
Halloween Coloring Book For Kids: Halloween Coloring Book For Toddlers & Kids of Ages 4-8 24 pages of Halloween images to color.

Idea Thickening

release date: Aug 21, 2020
Idea Thickening
Before getting serious and racing down one pathway implementing one idea the one way you think it might be best. Step back. Use this hands-on workbook to quickly go from aligning your innovation team (or yourself)...through many ideas... to one that is the "best" for YOU. And therein is where you should dig!

Biblical Turkey

release date: Apr 29, 2020
Biblical Turkey
Biblical Turkey is an authoritative and comprehensive guide to the ancient Jewish and Christian sites in Turkey. It includes all the references to cities, regions, provinces, and natural features in the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament, Apocrypha/Deuterocanonicals, New Testament and Apostolic Fathers. Special features include Sidetrips, which point to nearby sites that are also of interest to visitors. The In-Sites help readers to read between the lines for special insights into the biblical text. In the Ancient Voice section writers from antiquity speak about the ancient world of Asia Minor. Colorful photographs and plans of selected sites illustrate the volume.

My Trials

release date: Nov 20, 2017
My Trials
Marks story begins several years back when he ventured to a foreign country for unique career-building experiences. It is there he eventually met more and more like-minded individuals and someone who appeared extra special. This same-aged woman was on her game as she presented a convincing picture of virtue. Mark had no idea that he was about to become quite the victim of a high-functioning, proactively religious psychopath. Mark beautifully illustrated how counterintuitive his experiences with a psychopath were and goes in great depth to show how these abuser victim roles play out in real life encounters. This is interesting information that is often not included in other books on the same subject matter. In sharing how he figured his way through his extended encounter with a primary psychopath, he seeks to spread awareness which will help members of our global society identify psychopaths before they cause their applicable levels of damage. Join the author to educate yourself on the increasingly trending topic of psychopathy. There are many things Mark assists you in taking away from encounters with psychopaths and their influence on the world around us. Psychopathy is certainly a topic worth getting a grasp over. Look into this critically constructed book and youll be happy you did!

The Second Mile

release date: Nov 23, 2016
The Second Mile
This book is dedicated to those who feel they have gone beyond the limits of Gods love and forgiveness, and is written for believers and unbelievers alike. There are those who think they have done things so terrible that God could not possibly love them. I know this is true because I was one of them. I used to feel that God had given up on me, but theres a problem with feelings like that. Not only do they hinder you from coming to Him, but they can obscure the truth of what God has declared in His Word. It is my profound prayer that as you study how God has demonstrated His love for us, you can put your fears and misconceptions aside. As is true in every area of life, a true understanding of Gods Word will set the captive free!

A Day to Remember

release date: Feb 01, 2015
A Day to Remember
ANZAC Day seen through the eyes of generations of Australians. Ages: 7-12 Anzac Day is the day when we remember and honour Anzac traditions down the ages, from the first faltering march of wounded veterans in 1916 to the ever increasing numbers of their descendants who march today. Containing reference to the many places the ANZACs have fought, and the various ways in which they keep the peace and support the civilians in war-torn parts of the world today, this is a picture book that looks not only at traditions, but also the effects of war.

A New Prayer for the Animals

release date: Apr 01, 2020
A New Prayer for the Animals
Age 5 to 12 From the oceans and coastal plains to the African Veldt, we share thisearth with many unique and wonderful creatures. This book celebrates MarkWilson''s lifelong passion for endangered wildlife and the preservation ofhabitat. A New Prayer for the Animals is a message of hope for animalsacross the world. The book contains information on each of the animals andincludes at the end, a brief description of how they are threatened. Teachers Notes'' available here

IBM MQ V8 Features and Enhancements

release date: Oct 02, 2014
IBM MQ V8 Features and Enhancements
The power of IBM® MQ is its flexibility combined with reliability, scalability, and security. This flexibility provides a large number of design and implementation choices. Making informed decisions from this range of choices can simplify the development of applications and the administration of an MQ messaging infrastructure. Applications that access such an infrastructure can be developed using a wide range of programming paradigms and languages. These applications can run within a substantial array of software and hardware environments. Customers can use IBM MQ to integrate and extend the capabilities of existing and varied infrastructures in the information technology (IT) system of a business. IBM MQ V8.0 was released in June 2014. Before that release, the product name was IBM WebSphere® MQ. This IBM Redbooks® publication covers the core enhancements made in IBM MQ V8 and the concepts that must be understood. A broad understanding of the product features is key to making informed design and implementation choices for both the infrastructure and the applications that access it. Details of new areas of function for IBM MQ are introduced throughout this book, such as the changes to security, publish/subscribe clusters, and IBM System z exploitation. This book is for individuals and organizations who make informed decisions about design and applications before implementing an IBM MQ infrastructure or begin development of an IBM MQ application.

Eureka!

release date: Jan 28, 2020
Eureka!
A stirring story of the goldfields and the Eureka Rebellion, by award-winning author/illustrator Mark Wilson LONGLISTED FOR THE COLIN RODERICK AWARD 2021 Molly and her father have emigrated to Australia to try their luck as gold prospectors in Ballarat, Victoria. Life on the diggings is hard and Molly misses her mother, who died before they left England. A Chinese teenager, Chen, shows Molly and her Papa how to pan for gold and helps them when their food and money run out. Not everyone on the goldfields is friendly, however. Chen and other Chinese diggers are often bullied and the police lock up miners who haven''t paid the exorbitant gold licence fee. Before long, Molly, Papa and Chen are caught up in a protest that will become known as the Eureka Rebellion - a legendary battle that will profoundly affect them all. From award-winning author and illustrator Mark Wilson, this powerful story is inspired by real people and historical events.
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