New Release Books by Mike Thomas

Mike Thomas is the author of The Trip Sitter (2021), Mussel Beach (2021), Unforgivable (2017), Ash and Bones (2016), Hada (2021) and other 38 books.

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The Trip Sitter

release date: Jun 16, 2021
The Trip Sitter
Judge Jose Ramon Ortega is in his first few months of exile to the Pyrenees, after falling foul of the Valencian judiciary, when the mundane life of the mountains is shattered. Two sisters are found dead in a field across the border in France. One of the Catalan sisters, Llora, is a well-known and popular singer; the other, Ona, is a healer, who is a divisive and dominating personality, determined to bend people to her way of thinking. It's not enough that her sister loves her and shares her house. She wants them to be as one, inseparable and indivisible, married to similar husbands, with matching children. Sisters married to brothers. The Alicante team, Tom and Maria are reunited with Ortega as they start to unravel the secrets and mysteries on both sides of the Pyrenees.

Mussel Beach

release date: Feb 23, 2021
Mussel Beach
The skeletal remains of a young Mesolithic female are discovered in a cave near the coast. The 10.000-year-old remains are removed to a laboratory where tests are undertaken, leading to a facial reconstruction being made. A week or so later the lead Archaeologist is confronted by a man In the street, who shows her a photograph of the Mesolithic girl, claiming that he knows her.

Unforgivable

release date: Jul 27, 2017
Unforgivable
A dark slice of Cardiff crime for fans of TONY PARSONS, JAMES OSWALD and LUCA VESTE. There isn't always a welcome in the valleys . . . Bombs detonate in a busy souk, causing massive devastation. An explosion rips apart a mosque, killing and injuring those inside. But this isn't the Middle East - this is Cardiff . . . In a city where tensions are already running high, DC Will MacReady and his colleagues begin the desperate hunt for the attacker. If they knew the 'why', then surely they can find the 'who'? But that isn't so easy, and time is fast running out . . . MacReady is still trying to prove himself after the horrific events of the previous year, which left his sergeant injured and his job in jeopardy, so he feels sidelined when he's asked to investigate a vicious knife attack on a young woman. But all is not as it seems with his new case, and soon MacReady must put everything on the line in order to do what is right.

Ash and Bones

release date: Aug 25, 2016
Ash and Bones
A cop killer on the loose in Cardiff - introducing a dark and gritty new voice in crime fiction, perfect for fans of Stuart MacBride and David Mark At a squalid flat near the Cardiff docks, an early morning police raid goes catastrophically wrong when the police aren't the only unexpected guests. A plain clothes officer is shot dead at point blank range, the original suspect is left in a coma. The killer, identity unknown, slips away. Young and inexperienced, Will MacReady starts his first day on the CID. With the city in shock and the entire force reeling, he is desperate to help - but unearths truths that lead the team down an increasingly dark path...

Hada

release date: Feb 18, 2021
Hada
Xavi and Catherine, one-time lovers who share one thing in common, both their great-grandparents were famous. Catherine's a general in the Spanish dictator's army and Xavi's Ada Nieves, a feminist icon of the Republican side. The author divides the narrative into the past and modern-day Spain. The past belongs to the sixteen-year old Ada on her epic journey escorting six child refugees across the Pyrenees. Today belongs to Catherine as she rises through the ranks of the new Nationalist party, the NBP, with the naïve Xavi desperately following her as she moves into a world of corruption, fake media, lies, deceit and finally murder. Eventually Xavi's love dies, turning into loathing and he sets about bringing Catherine down.

Bout Dat Life

release date: Jan 19, 2021
Bout Dat Life
Mike was a dope boy from Philly who was used to having everything his way. The women, the money, the fast cars. Whatever he wanted he took without thinking of the consequences and when he was through, he disposed of it as quickly as he got it. Thats until Karma caught up to him and everything he feared would arrive on his front step. Will he be able to redeem himself as he struggles to transform his life and way of thinking?This is a page turning journey and test of Mike's manhood and faith. In the end Mike will have to choose between the two women he loves Quetta and Gabby and pay his debts to the streets? But will he survive it?

Glacier Travel and Crevasse Rescue

release date: Apr 29, 2020
Glacier Travel and Crevasse Rescue
Learn how to: - Tie into the rope with chest coils - Move efficiently on snow - Make snow and ice anchors - Perform a crevasse rescue - Prusik out of a crevasse Plus much more. Further information: * New for April 2020 * 80 pages * 100+ detailed illustrations and photographs * Everything you need to know to get across a glacier safely

Gratitude Journal for Kids Ages 5-10

release date: Dec 15, 2019
Gratitude Journal for Kids Ages 5-10
The gratitude journal for kids ages 5-10, is a journal where kids can write out their thought on a daily basis. The journal has a 100 journal entries for kids. This is a large print book and is easy to read. The book is aimed at giving kids goals or task to get things done in a positive way. It should be done with parents and child each day, go through it with your child. It is an exploration journal designed to focus on being thankful for what. your child has. Some of the features inside are the following: The book is large print 100 pages for kids to write Gives your child a lot time to write,100 days activity can be done by parent and child Gives tasks What are you waiting for? Get gratitude journal for kids ages 5-10

The Teaching and Learning of Calculus

release date: Jul 15, 2015
The Teaching and Learning of Calculus
The Teaching and Learning of Calculus offers a fresh perspective on the challenges and difficulties of effectively engaging students. The authors argue convincingly that many of the difficulties in learning calculus result from ways students understand, or fail to understand, fundamental mathematical concepts in primary and early secondary school and offer alternative ways of understanding and thinking about early mathematics concepts that have natural extensions to learning calculus. Areas covered include: - What is calculus? Foundational mathematical understandings Concepts of calculus, including limits and approximations, rate of change and accumulation Integration and implicit differentiation Teaching, learning and curriculum Throughout the text the authors show that teaching often fails because many calculus concepts are taught in a way that makes it difficult for students to connect ideas that they study in calculus with ideas that they already have--thus leading students to lean on memorization as a way to cope with instruction that makes little sense to them. This important book proposes new ways of thinking about the ideas of calculus that will guide maths researchers, teachers and teacher educators in rethinking maths instruction. The authors conclude by describing the ways in which many current practices in calculus curriculum and instruction are anathemas to high quality learning. They argue for a particular style of integrated active intellectual engagement that students must experience and important conceptual ideas with which students must engage if they are to build coherent, long lasting understandings of calculus that will support using it in other disciplines and supply a base for future mathematical learning. IMPACT (Interweaving Mathematics Pedagogy and Content for Teaching) is an exciting new series of advanced textbooks for teacher education which aims to advance the teaching of maths by integrating mathematics content teaching with the broader research and theoretical base of mathematics education.

Agents of Change

release date: Apr 19, 2016
Agents of Change
We all have a superhero within us... waiting to be unleashed. Both at work and at home, our lives are growing more and more hectic, and it can be hard to survive, much less, thrive at the pace of progress. Technology has brought new and better ways to create, to communicate, and to collaborate, but has also filled our time with clutter, craziness, and chaos. There is more potential than ever to fill our careers and our lives with magical experiences, but we seldom make enough time or space to realize that potential. Agents of CHANGE is a collection of snackable stories, examples, and fables that provide ideas and insights for creating a super powered innovation program, organizational culture, and purposeful life. While our lives are surrounded by kryptonite that can keep us from finding and fulfilling our purpose, this book will help you to unleash your inner superhero and to become an Agent of Change.

You Might Remember Me

release date: Sep 23, 2014
You Might Remember Me
Drawing on interviews, letters, recordings, and police records, an investigative journalist chronicles the life of "Saturday Night Live" star Phil Hartman, focusing especially on the years and moments leading up to the comedian's murder.

The Best Teacher in You

release date: Jun 30, 2014
The Best Teacher in You
What does teaching look like at its very best? How are great teachers able to ignite a love of learning and change students’ lives? In this book you’ll learn from seven remarkable teachers who stretch beyond the conventional foundations of good teaching to transform their classrooms into exciting, dynamic places where teachers and students cocreate the learning experience. Based on six years of extensive work, the book outlines a framework that identifies four dimensions of effective teaching and learning that are integrated in these highly effective teachers’ classrooms—and that all teachers can use to recognize and release the potential in themselves and their students.

Truck and Trailer Systems Lab Manual

release date: Mar 08, 2014
Truck and Trailer Systems Lab Manual
A practical medium- and heavy-duty truck systems Featuring more than 100 in-depth lab exercises, this hands-on guide provides the practice you need to succeed as a medium- and heavy-duty truck service technician. The labs meet and exceed NATEF standards. Every system is thoroughly covered--from electrical and lighting to brakes and transmissions. Each lab includes: Objective of the lab Safety precautions Tools needed to complete the lab Challenging review questions help to reinforce the topics covered and are patterned after the typical questions found on the ASE Medium/Heavy Duty Truck Certification tests (T3 through T8). Written by an expert with decades of experience as an automotive and diesel technician and instructor, this lab manual is the perfect companion to the comprehensive text, Truck and Trailer Systems. Truck and Trailer Systems Lab Manual covers: Vehicle identification numbers Engine, transmission, and drive axle ID tag numbers Safety Tools and measuring equipment Basic electrical Magnetism Batteries Starting system Charging system Lighting and wiring Computer systems Mobile heating, ventilation, and air-conditioning systems Tires, wheels, and wheel end systems Frames and suspensions Steering systems Trailers and fifth wheels Hydraulic brake systems Air brake foundation brakes Air brake air system Anti-lock brake systems Drive lines Clutches Drive axles Single and twin countershaft manual transmissions Automated manual transmissions Automatic transmissions Allison automatic transmissions PMI Auxiliary power units

The Mysterious Treasure of Jerry Lee Thorton

release date: Jun 01, 2013
The Mysterious Treasure of Jerry Lee Thorton
What does a guy do when his best friend starts doing things that are completely out of character? In the case of Luke McAllister, you can't do anything - until you figure out exactly what it is that is different. The fact that his best friend is a girl complicates matters a heap. Nothing makes sense when RaeNell Stephens, the girl that has "the best curve ball he's ever seen," starts blushing and acting like a durned female. All of this at the beginning of the summer to end all summers' too. This is the summer that Luke, RaeNell, and their friend Farley Midkiff set out to locate, and cash in on a rogue Civil War soldier's stolen one million dollar Union payroll. Undaunted by thousands of scholars and fortune seekers having looked unsuccessfully for the treasure for a hundred years, the three 12 year-old friends search diligently for themselves. What they find is an adventure - though maybe not what, or where, they expected!

The Second City Unscripted

release date: Jun 30, 2012
The Second City Unscripted
Descriptions of Chicago's Second City comedy theater group as told to the author by troup members and historical information collected by the author.

Cognitive Behaviour Therapy Case Studies

release date: Dec 16, 2011
Cognitive Behaviour Therapy Case Studies
This book uniquely combines CBT with the Department of Health stepped care model to provide the first comprehensive case study-approach textbook. A step-by-step guide to using CBT, the book is structured around case studies of clients who present with the most commonly encountered conditions; from mild to more complex, enduring symptoms and diagnosis. This distinctive practical format is ideal in showing how to put the principles of CBT and stepped care into effect. As well as echoing postgraduate level training, it provides an insight into the experiences the trainee will encounter in real-world practice. Each chapter addresses a specific client condition and covers initial referral, presentation and assessment, case formulation, treatment interventions, evaluation of CBT strategies and discharge planning. Specific presenting problems covered include: - First onset and chronic Depression - Social Phobia - Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder - Generalised Anxiety Disorder (GAD) - Chronic Bulimia Nervosa and Anorexia nervosa - Alcohol Addiction - Personality Disorder The book also includes practical learning exercises for the reader and clinical hints, as well as extensive reference to further CBT research, resources and reading. This timely text will be invaluable for trainees on Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) programmes, and anyone studying on postgraduate CBT courses.

How to Use Value-Added Analysis to Improve Student Learning

release date: Nov 30, 2011
How to Use Value-Added Analysis to Improve Student Learning
A step-by-step guide to transforming student learning with value-added analysis Value-added analysis is the most robust, statistically significant method available for helping educators quantify student progress over time. This book provides a field-tested continuous improvement model for using value-added information to increase student learning in both the classroom and schoolwide. The five-step process shows how to: Create the conditions for success Examine district, school, and classroom reports to assess strengths and challenges Use these reports to create an improvement plan Implement instructional changes Evaluate and adjust the changes as the new school year starts

Diesel Engine Systems

release date: Jan 22, 2015

Strange Things Happened on My Way to the Zoo

release date: Jun 01, 2010

Fostering a Child's Recovery

release date: Jan 15, 2009
Fostering a Child's Recovery
The overwhelming majority of children and young people in care today are fostered, but for some this only increases their problems through untreated trauma, ill-judged placements, poorly supported foster carers and multiple moves. This practical and evidence-based book outlines the principles of family placement on the basis of planning and evidence, and explores the qualities, skills and insights that create positive placement outcomes. Fostering a Child's Recovery shows how the key to good fostering is well-trained and skilled foster carers who form part of a team of professionals who surround the child. This book will benefit all professionals and parents involved in providing recovery for traumatized children and young people in ensuring successful placements.

To Him Who Sits on the Throne

release date: Jun 09, 2015
To Him Who Sits on the Throne
An all-scripture guide with no commentary. The perfect companion for personal devotions. Speak the praises of God with one easy-to-use volume, and meditate on Him through His revealed Word. * The most comprehensive collection of praise scriptures ever assembled: 2,085 verses from 57 Bible books, illustrating 87 of God's traits and works. * An awe-inspiring portrait of who God is and the wonders He performs. * All scriptures in the King James Version, unparalleled in the beauty of the language. * In each verse, selected key words are highlighted in bold for special meditation. Mike Thomas is a professor at Baylor University, Waco, and former pastor of New Hope Community Church, Temple, Texas.

Pocket Notebook

release date: Jan 01, 2011
Pocket Notebook
A darkly humorous tale of an out-of-control policeman experiencing a spectacular breakdown.

Slugosaurus Reg

release date: Jan 01, 2020

Supporting Teachers Developing Mathematical Tasks with Digital Technology

release date: Jan 01, 2016
Supporting Teachers Developing Mathematical Tasks with Digital Technology
A crucial step towards improving the conceptual use of digital technology (DT) in the mathematics classroom is to increase teacher involvement in the development of tasks. Hence, this research considers some teacher factors that might influence DT algebra task development and implementation in secondary schools. We observed and assisted one group of three teachers as they designed and implemented DT tasks. Our preliminary analysis examines the richness of the two tasks produced by one group and seeks to explain the difference between them. The results suggest the intervention provided with respect to task design led to improved Pedagogical Technology Knowledge for the teachers, and hence a richer task. The delivery of the intervention could be of assistance in focusing professional development programs so they may better facilitate the training of teachers in the use of digital technology in teaching mathematics.

Commemorating Reform and Reformers

release date: Jan 01, 2021

The Successful Dyslexic

release date: Mar 26, 2018
The Successful Dyslexic
"The Successful Dyslexic" is a book for dyslexics, their parents, friends, and loved ones. It explains what it is like to be dyslexic and gives fresh insight for the non-dyslexic parents, helping them to better understand their dyslexic child. The chapters describe in detail what the dyslexic is experiencing and how best to help the dyslexic child, teen or adult deal with their disability. In addition, the book offers specific ways dyslexics can better compensate day to day.The author, Mike Thomas, who is himself dyslexic has spent his entire life learning how to overcome his disability. Mr. Thomas has a degree in Physiological Psychology and has studied and taught dyslexics at the UCLA Psychological Clinic School. He later taught and tutored both dyslexic and non- dyslexic students in elementary, middle and high school.

Introduction to Autodesk Fusion 360

release date: Jan 01, 2016
Introduction to Autodesk Fusion 360
"Fusion 360 was developed for small start-up companies who want a more advanced solution than Autodesk 123D, but don't need or cannot invest in a more sophisticated modeling product like Autodesk Inventor or SolidWorks. Render your 3D know-how from rank beginner to confident practitioner in this intro course from Autodesk expert Mike Thomas."--Resource description page.

The Parlus- a Collection of Short Stories

release date: Sep 07, 2012
The Parlus- a Collection of Short Stories
Two sailors trapped on the ice; a rapper ghost; a Madonna with acne; the only woman in the world; a hobo in whose brain the names of innocent victims scream to be released, cockroaches, art, life and death, death by drowning, fantasy and harsh reality, love, humour, envy, accounts of mystery, tales of drinking and eating all written in imaginative and distinctive styles by the past winner of the Seaton Award.
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