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The Word Snoop

Author : Ursula Dubosarsky
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A tour of the English language from the beginning of the alphabet in 4000 BC to modern text messaging and emoticons.

Cupboard Love 2

Author : Mark Morton
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Cupboard Love explores the fascinating stories behind familiar and no-so-familiar gastronomic terms. Who knew that the word pomegranate is related to the word grenade? Light-hearted and thoroughly researched, packed with linguistic lore and cultural trivia.

A Primer on Memory Consistency and Cache Coherence

Author : Vijay Nagarajan
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Many modern computer systems, including homogeneous and heterogeneous architectures, support shared memory in hardware. In a shared memory system, each of the processor cores may read and write to a single shared address space. For a shared memory machine, the memory consistency model defines the architecturally visible behavior of its memory system. Consistency definitions provide rules about loads and stores (or memory reads and writes) and how they act upon memory. As part of supporting a memory consistency model, many machines also provide cache coherence protocols that ensure that multiple cached copies of data are kept up-to-date. The goal of this primer is to provide readers with a basic understanding of consistency and coherence. This understanding includes both the issues that must be solved as well as a variety of solutions. We present both high-level concepts as well as specific, concrete examples from real-world systems. This second edition reflects a decade of advancements since the first edition and includes, among other more modest changes, two new chapters: one on consistency and coherence for non-CPU accelerators (with a focus on GPUs) and one that points to formal work and tools on consistency and coherence.

Ladyfingers and Nun s Tummies

Author : Martha Barnette
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What naughty joke is tucked inside every loaf of pumpernickel? Why do we call it a Tootsie Roll? How did a drunken brawl lead to the name lobster Newburg? What squiggly creature inspired the name of the pasta called vermicelli? Ladyfingers and Nun's Tummies reveals the surprising stories behind the names we give to the foods we eat. With her witty, engaging style, Martha Barnette serves up a savory feast of history, culture, folklore, and science. Hailed by the Los Angeles Times as one of the "The 100 Best Books of the Year," Ladyfingers and Nun's Tummies is a delectable exploration of the language of food and drink. For cooking enthusiasts and word lovers alike, this book provides a smorgasbord of knowledge and bountiful food for thought. "Everything in it is delightful to learn. Barnette takes us through languages and across millennia in a charming style that, starting with words describing things we eat, turns out to offer endless food for thought." -The New Yorker "Truly delicious a vast multicultural smorgasbord of our culinary delights a tour de force." -Gene Bluestein, Los Angeles Times Book Review "Ladyfingers will be savored by anyone with a fondness for food and a passion for language." -Francine Prose, People magazine "Why didn't anybody think of this before? What fun Martha Barnette has made of it all, every name for every dish explained and traced and jollied." -William F. Buckley, Jr.

The Blue Cat

Author : Ursula Dubosarsky
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Books That Teach Kids to Write

Author : Marianne Saccardi
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This book provides a wealth of read-aloud titles and related activities that provide busy teachers with the tools to help students in grades K–12 become successful writers. • Includes 14 reproducible sheets that help students practice the skills described in the book • Provides extensive bibliographies and references to all the nearly 400 books discussed • Contains an index that enables teachers to readily access different topics • Presents quotes and advice from 25 experts in the field

Mallory McDonald Super Snoop

Author : Laurie Friedman
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Mallory is on a mission. Max, her brother, is spending all his time with his girlfriend and won't allow Mallory around for ANY of it. Mallory wants to know what's going on when they're together. Are Max and Winnie hatching secret plans? Are they causing danger? And as Max's sister, doesn't she have the right to know? Mallory McDonald, Super Snoop, is determined to spy on them. But when she digs up the dirt she's looking for, she'll find that snooping is messy business!

The Common Core in Grades 4 6

Author : Roger Sutton
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The Common Core in Grades 4-6 is the first in a series of comprehensive tools to tap into the vast flow of recently published books for children and teens, offering recommendations of exemplary titles for use in the classroom. Currency meets authority, brought to you by the editors of the highly regarded review sources, School Library Journal and The Horn Book Magazine. This guide includes approximately 200 selections published since 2007 for grades 4-6 recommended by The Horn Book Magazine. The titles are grouped by subject and complemented by School Library Journal’s “Focus On” columns, which spotlight specific topics across the curriculum.

The Word Detective

Author : Evan Morris
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The "Word Detective" searches out clues to the origin of interesting words and phrases, such as Big Apple, moxie, yahoo, gormless, feed a cold, and many others, in a collection of articles from the syndicated "Word Detective" column. Reprint.

Dark Magic

Author : James Swain
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Peter Warlock is a magician with a dark secret. Every night, he amazes audiences at his private theater in New York, where he performs feats that boggle the imagination. But his day job is just a cover for his otherworldly pursuits: Peter is a member of an underground group of psychics who gaze into the future to help prevent crimes. No one, not even his live-in girlfriend, knows the truth about Peter—until the séance when he foresees an unspeakable act of violence that will devastate the city. As Peter and his friends rush to prevent tragedy, Peter discovers that a shadowy cult of evil psychics, the Order of Astrum, know all about his abilities. They are hunting him and his fellow psychics down, one by one, determined to silence them forever. Dark Magic is a genre-bending supernatural thriller from national bestselling novelist and real-life magician James Swain. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

The Witch s Flight

Author : Kara Keeling
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DIVThrough an analysis of filmic representations of Black femininity, and the Black Femme in particular, this book highlights the ways "the cinematic" structures both racist and sexist portrayals, and their potential undoing./div

Stretching Students Vocabulary

Author : Karen Bromley
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Presents more than seventy strategies for building third- through eighth-grade students' vocabularies using sound, context, structure, and word investigation, and includes reproducibles and related Web addresses.

The Last Week in December

Author : Ursula Dubosarsky
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An eleven-year-old Australian girl feels terribly guilty about something she did three years ago when her English relatives were visiting--and now they are returning!

Vocabulary Concept Cards Ice and Snow

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These color vocabulary concept cards helps young learners build key vocabulary. Included extension ideas suggest interesting and fun ways to use the vocobulary words. Geared to early childhood students' unique needs, abilities, and interests.

Fine Tuning

Author : Ray H. Barsch
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During the school year, verbal instructions from the classroom teacher make up most of the auditory demands on students. When teachers complain that their students do not listen efficiently, they are usually referring to youngsters who seem unable to follow simple verbal instructions.Based on the belief that listening -- as opposed to hearing -- is a skill that can be learned, Ray Barsch, a pioneer in the field of learning disabilities, has structured an auditory-visual training program to meet the needs of such students. And it really is fun! The class is instructed to follow the teacher's verbal directives -- e.g., Draw a line from 25 to 33 or In the E-7 square write the letter T. Following these directives on an assortment of grids will result in completed designs, figures, signs, proverbs, etc. If the directives are not followed precisely, the youngsters will still be able to easily identify their errors on the grid.The reproducible activities can be used with an entire class, in small groups or individually. In each book a large variety of exercises start with simple designs and progress to more challenging end products. Sometimes the finished design or product will not be obvious until the last few directives are given by the teacher. This adds to the fun of discovery in this meaningful, enjoyable program.

The Two Gorillas

Author : Ursula Dubosarsky
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Novel for early primary school readers, part of the Aussie Nibbles series. Becky's two gorillas just sit in the dollhouse and do nothing except growl and look scary - until Becky gives them their first bath. Followed by colouring in the gorillas with textas, covering them with glitter, freezing them, and much more. Illustrated throughout and has large print.

Pulse of the Nation

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Phonics from A to Z

Author : Wiley Blevins
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Provides an explanation of phonics, a method of reading instruction that focuses on the relationship between sounds and their spellings, and features over one hundred activities for the classroom, as well as sample lessons, word lists, and teaching strategies.

Arcadian Adventures with the Idle Rich

Author : Stephen Leacock
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Of the many books by Canada’s most celebrated humorist, none has received more acclaim than his brilliant, caustic treatment of the glittering rich who gather at the Mausoleum Club on Plutoria Avenue. Today, Leacock’s pointed satire of the privileged class, and their social abuses and pretences, retains every ounce of its freshness and bite. An undisputed comic masterpiece, Arcadian Adventures with the Idle Rich reveals a depth of compassionate criticism rare in Leacock’s writings. From the Paperback edition.

Proceedings of the 1991 International Conference on Parallel Processing August 12 16 1991 Architecture

Author : Chuan-lin Wu
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