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The Meaning of Marriage: Facing the Complexities of Commitment with the Wisdom of God
Timothy Keller

Riverhead Trade, 2013

“Incredibly rich with wisdom and insight that will leave the reader, whether single or married, feeling uplifted.”— The Washington Times Based on the acclaimed sermon series by New York Times bestselling author Timothy Keller, this book shows everyone—Christians, skeptics, singles, longtime married couples, and those about to be engaged—the vision of what marriage should be according to the Bible. Modern culture would have you ...
  
  











  



  
The Black Swan: Second Edition: The Impact of the Highly Improbable: With a new section: "On Robustness and ...
Nassim Nicholas Taleb

Random House Trade Paperbacks, 2010

A black swan is an event, positive or negative, that is deemed improbable yet causes massive consequences. In this groundbreaking and prophetic book, Taleb shows in a playful way that Black Swan events explain almost everything about our world, and yet we—especially the experts—are blind to them. In this second edition, Taleb has added a new essay, On Robustness and Fragility , which offers tools to navigate and exploit a Black Swan world.
  
  











  



  
Notice and Note: Strategies for Close Reading
Kylene Beers, Robert E Probst

Heinemann, 2012

"Just as rigor does not reside in the barbell but in the act of lifting it, rigor in reading is not an attribute of a text but rather of a reader's behavior-engaged, observant, responsive, questioning, analytical. The close reading strategies in Notice and Note will help you cultivate those critical reading habits that will make your students more attentive, thoughtful, independent readers." -Kylene Beers and Robert E. Probst In ...
  
  











  



  
The Checklist Manifesto: How to Get Things Right
Atul Gawande

Picador, 2011

In his latest bestseller, Atul Gawande shows what the simple idea of the checklist reveals about the complexity of our lives and how we can deal with it. The modern world has given us stupendous know-how. Yet avoidable failures continue to plague us in health care, government, the law, the financial industry—in almost every realm of organized activity. And the reason is simple: the volume and complexity of knowledge today has exceeded our ...
  
  











  



  
The Lean Six Sigma Pocket Toolbook: A Quick Reference Guide to 100 Tools for Improving Quality and Speed
Michael L. George, John Maxey, ...

McGraw-Hill, 2004

The Lean Six Sigma Pocket Toolbook blends Lean and Six Sigma tools and concepts, providing expert advice on how to determine which tool within a "family" is best for different purposes. Packed with detailed examples and step-bystep instructions, it's the ideal handy reference guide to help Green and Black Belts make the transition from the classroom to the field. Features brief summaries and examples of the 70 most important tools in Lean ...
  
  











  



  
Counseling the Culturally Diverse: Theory and Practice
Derald Wing Sue, David Sue

Wiley, 2012

The most frequently cited, widely used, and critically acclaimed text on multicultural counseling In addition to significant revisions and updates reflecting changes in the field, Counseling the Culturally Diverse: Theory and Practice, Sixth Edition features new chapters on: Multicultural counseling competence for minority mental health professionals Multicultural evidence-based practice Culturally competent assessment Poverty and ...
  
  











  



  
Thinking in Systems: A Primer
Donella H. Meadows

Chelsea Green Publishing, 2008

In the years following her role as the lead author of the international bestseller, Limits to Growth —the first book to show the consequences of unchecked growth on a finite planet— Donella Meadows remained a pioneer of environmental and social analysis until her untimely death in 2001. Meadows’ newly released manuscript, Thinking in Systems , is a concise and crucial book offering insight for problem solving on scales ranging from the ...
  
  











  



  
Ketogenic Diet for Weight Loss: Scientifically Proven: The Secret Guide to Permanent Weight Loss Using the ..., 2014

★☆★ Ketogenic Diet for Weight Loss ★☆★ Scientifically Proven: The Secret Guide to Permanent Weight Loss Using the Ketogenic Diet About the Book: Ketogenic Diet for Weight Loss The ketogenic diet has been out there for almost one century now and it never ceases to fascinate us and to make us take yet another look at it. The reason it has survived in a world full of crash diets, fad diets and celebrity diets is simple: ...
  
  











  



  
Antifragile: Things That Gain from Disorder (Incerto)
Nassim Nicholas Taleb

Random House Trade Paperbacks, 2014

Antifragile is a standalone book in Nassim Nicholas Taleb’s landmark Incerto series, an investigation of opacity, luck, uncertainty, probability, human error, risk, and decision-making in a world we don’t understand. The other books in the series are Fooled by Randomness, The Black Swan, and The Bed of Procrustes . Nassim Nicholas Taleb, the bestselling author of The Black Swan and one of the foremost thinkers of our time, reveals ...
  
  











  



  
Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria: And Other Conversations About Race
Beverly Daniel Tatum

Basic Books, 2003

Walk into any racially mixed high school and you will see black youth seated together in the cafeteria. Of course, it's not just the black kids sitting together-the white, Latino, Asian Pacific, and, in some regions, American Indian youth are clustered in their own groups, too. The same phenomenon can be observed in college dining halls, faculty lounges, and corporate cafeterias. What is going on here? Is this self-segregation a problem we ...
  
  











  



  
Data Structures and Algorithms Made Easy: Data Structure and Algorithmic Puzzles, Second Edition
Narasimha Karumanchi

CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, 2011

Peeling  Data Structures and Algorithms   for interviews  [re-printed with corrections and new problems]:  "Data Structures And Algorithms Made Easy: Data Structure And Algorithmic Puzzles" is a book that offers solutions to complex data structures and algorithms. There are multiple solutions for each problem and the book is coded in C/C++, it comes handy as an interview and exam guide for computer scientists. A handy ...
  
  











  



  
Jazz
Toni Morrison

Vintage, 2004

In the winter of 1926, when everybody everywhere sees nothing but good things ahead, Joe Trace, middle-aged door-to-door salesman of Cleopatra beauty products, shoots his teenage lover to death. At the funeral, Joe’s wife, Violet, attacks the girl’s corpse. This passionate, profound story of love and obsession brings us back and forth in time, as a narrative is assembled from the emotions, hopes, fears, and deep realities of black urban life.
  
  











  



  
Speakeasy: The Employees Only Guide to Classic Cocktails Reimagined
Jason Kosmas, Dushan Zaric

Ten Speed Press, 2010

Time-honored cocktails like the New York Sour and the Sidecar were born during the era of Prohibition, the blessedly bygone social experiment that turned drinking into an underground adventure. In those days, hard beverage options were usually made with homemade hooch and flavorings of dubious origin and quality.       Thankfully, a cocktail renaissance has emerged in many of today’s bars, where inventive drinks showcase both the ...
  
  











  



  
Chaos: Making a New Science

Open Road Media, 2011

The blockbuster modern science classic that introduced the butterfly effect to the world—even more relevant two decades after it became an international sensation   For centuries, scientific thought was focused on bringing order to the natural world. But even as relativity and quantum mechanics undermined that rigid certainty in the first half of the twentieth century, the scientific community clung to the idea that any system, no ...
  
  











  



  
25 Complex Text Passages to Meet the Common Core: Literature and Informational Texts: Grade 5
Martin Lee, Marcia Miller

Scholastic Teaching Resources (Teaching, 2014

With the rigorous reading standards called for in the Common Core State Standards, teachers need easy access to reading passages at an increasing level of complexity so students will have opportunities to read closely and stretch their skills as the school year progresses. This collection of passages offers just that. Each of the 25 passages comes with text-dependent comprehension questions, including open-ended questions that require students ...
  
  











  



  
Close Reading in Elementary School: Bringing Readers and Texts Together (Eye on Education)
Diana Sisson, Betsy Sisson

Routledge, 2014

The Common Core State Standards encourage teachers to use close reading as a means to help students access complex text. Many literacy experts believe close reading has the power to create strong, independent readers. But what does that really mean, and how does it work in the classroom?This book is your must-have guide to getting started! It provides step-by-step strategies and scaffolds for teaching close reading and improving students’ ...
  
  











  



  
Six Simple Rules: How to Manage Complexity without Getting Complicated
Yves Morieux, Peter Tollman

Harvard Business Review Press, 2014

New tools for managing complexity Does your organization manage complexity by making things more complicated? If so, you are not alone. According to The Boston Consulting Group’s fascinating Complexity Index, business complexity has increased sixfold during the past sixty years. And, all the while, organizational complicatedness—that is, the number of structures, processes, committees, decision-making forums, and systems—has increased ...
  
  











  



  
Darwin's Black Box: The Biochemical Challenge to Evolution
Michael J. Behe

Free Press, 2006

Darwin’s Black Box helped to launch the Intelligent Design movement: the argument that nature exhibits evidence of design, beyond Darwinian randomness. Today, with the movement stronger than ever, Michael J. Behe updates the book with an important new Afterword on the state of the debate. —Time Naming Darwin’s Black Box to the National Review’s list of the 100 most important nonfiction works of the twentieth century, George ...
  
  











  



  
The Algorithm Design Manual
Steven S Skiena

Springer, 2010

Most professional programmers that I’ve encountered are not well prepared to tackle algorithm design problems. This is a pity, because the techniques of algorithm design form one of the core practical technologies of computer science. Designing correct, efficient, and implementable algorithms for real-world problems requires access to two distinct bodies of knowledge: • Techniques – Good algorithm designers understand several fundamental ...
  
  











  



  
Rigorous Reading: 5 Access Points for Comprehending Complex Texts (Corwin Literacy)
Nancy Frey, Douglas Fisher

Corwin, 2013

"With Rigorous Reading Doug Fisher and Nancy Frey have provided literacy educators who are committed to successfully raising the bar with solutions that make sense.  The book is masterfully developed with an extensive reach across many grade levels in terms of defining what it means to provide intentional instruction and teaching text complexity.  The five access points are discussed pragmatically with evidence of a solid research base ...
  
  











  








   



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