Look Out for Litter

Author: Lisa Bullard

Publisher: Millbrook Press

ISBN: 1541504860

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 24

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Earth has a litter problem. How can you help? Join Trina to learn how little pieces of trash can become big problems. Find out safe ways to take care of litter. Do your part to be a planet protector! Discover how to reduce, reuse, recycle, and more with Tyler and Trina in the Planet Protectors series, part of the Cloverleaf BooksTM collection. These nonfiction picture books feature kid-friendly text and illustrations to make learning fun!

Rally for Recycling

Author: Lisa Bullard

Publisher: Millbrook Press

ISBN: 1541504909

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 24

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Earth has a trash problem. How can you help? Join Tyler in learning about recycling. Find out what happens to things when they are recycled. Do your part to be a planet protector! Discover how to reduce, reuse, recycle, and more with Tyler and Trina in the Planet Protectors series, part of the Cloverleaf BooksTM collection. These nonfiction picture books feature kid-friendly text and illustrations to make learning fun!

Choose to Reuse

Author: Lisa Bullard

Publisher: Millbrook Press

ISBN: 1541504801

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 24

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We all throw away too much stuff! Watch Tyler find ways to reuse his old things. Can you think of new uses for items you would have tossed? Do your part to be a planet protector! Discover how to reduce, reuse, recycle, and more with Tyler and Trina in the Planet Protectors series, part of the Cloverleaf BooksTM collection. These nonfiction picture books feature kid-friendly text and illustrations to make learning fun!

Power Up to Fight Pollution

Author: Lisa Bullard

Publisher: Millbrook Press

ISBN: 1541504887

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 24

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Earth has a pollution problem. How can you help? Join Tyler to learn what makes Earth's land, air, and water dirty. Find out cool ways to clean up our world. Do your part to be a planet protector! Discover how to reduce, reuse, recycle, and more with Tyler and Trina in the Planet Protectors series, part of the Cloverleaf BooksTM collection. These nonfiction picture books feature kid-friendly text and illustrations to make learning fun!

Cleaning Up Litter

Author: Charlotte Guillain

Publisher: Capstone Classroom

ISBN: 9781432908911

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 24

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Discusses how litter harms the environment and simple steps that can be taken to help clean up litter.

Earth Day Every Day

Author: Lisa Bullard

Publisher: Millbrook Press

ISBN: 1541504828

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 24

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On Earth Day, we find ways to help the Earth. Trina plants trees with her class. She forms an Earth Day club with her friends. What can you do to make every day Earth Day? Do your part to be a planet protector! Discover how to reduce, reuse, recycle, and more with Tyler and Trina in the Planet Protectors series, part of the Cloverleaf BooksTM collection. These nonfiction picture books feature kid-friendly text and illustrations to make learning fun!

Watch Over Our Water

Author: Lisa Bullard

Publisher: Millbrook Press

ISBN: 1541504925

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 24

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Earth has a water problem. People need water to live. But only a little of Earth's water is usable. How can you help? Join Trina to find out how to care for Earth’s water. Do your part to be a planet protector! Discover how to reduce, reuse, recycle, and more with Tyler and Trina in the Planet Protectors series, part of the Cloverleaf BooksTM collection. These nonfiction picture books feature kid-friendly text and illustrations to make learning fun!

Go Easy on Energy

Author: Lisa Bullard

Publisher: Millbrook Press

ISBN: 1541504844

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 24

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We use electricity and other types of energy every day. But did you know that some kinds of energy can make Earth dirty? Join Tyler to learn how we can use energy wisely. Do your part to be a planet protector! Discover how to reduce, reuse, recycle, and more with Tyler and Trina in the Planet Protectors series, part of the Cloverleaf BooksTM collection. These nonfiction picture books feature kid-friendly text and illustrations to make learning fun!

Biscuit's Earth Day Celebration

Author: Alyssa Satin Capucilli

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0061625140

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 24

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It's Earth Day! Join Biscuit as he helps take care of our green world. From planting seeds to cleaning up, Biscuit's celebration is an exciting adventure for Earth Day and for every day! Woof! Have more fun with Biscuit!

Earth Day, Birthday!

Author: Maureen Wright

Publisher: Marshall Cavendish Corporation/Ccb

ISBN: 9780761461098

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

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When Monkey proclaims that it is his birthday, all the other jungle animals protest, claiming instead that it is Earth Day and telling Monkey what he should do to honor this special day.

Plastic, Ahoy!

Investigating the Great Pacific Garbage Patch

Author: Patricia Newman

Publisher: Millbrook Press

ISBN: 1467750190

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 48

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Plastic: it's used to make everything from drink bottles and bags to toys and toothbrushes. But what happens when it ends up where it doesn't belong—like in the Pacific Ocean? How does it affect ocean life? Is it dangerous? And exactly how much is out there? A team of researchers went on a scientific expedition to find out. They explored the Great Pacific Garbage Patch, where millions of pieces of plastic have collected. The plastic has drifted there from rivers, beaches, and ocean traffic all over the world. Most of it has broken down into tiny pieces the size of confetti. For nearly three weeks at sea, researchers gathered bits of plastic and ocean organisms. These samples helped them learn more about the effects of plastic in the ocean. Follow along on the expedition to find out how scientists studied the Garbage Patch—and what alarming discoveries they made.

The EARTH Book (Illustrated Edition)

Author: Todd Parr

Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

ISBN: 0316186880

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 40

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"I take care of the earth because I know I can do little things every day to make a BIG difference..." With his signature blend of playfulness and sensitiviy, Todd Parr explores the important, timely subject of environmental protection and conservation in this eco-friendly picture book. Featuing a circular die-cut Earth on the cover, and printed entirely with recycled materials and nontoxic soy inks, this book includes lots of easy, smart ideas on how we can all work together to make the Earth feel good - from planting a tree and using both sides of the paper, to saving energy and reusing old things in new ways. Best of all, the book includes an interior gatefold with a poster with tips/reminders on how kids can "go green" everyday. Equally whimsical and heartfelt, this sweet homage to our beautiful planet is sure to inspire readers of all ages to do their part in keeping the Earth happy and healthy.

Surfaces and Essences

Analogy as the Fuel and Fire of Thinking

Author: Douglas Hofstadter,Emmanuel Sander

Publisher: Basic Books

ISBN: 0465018475

Category: Philosophy

Page: 592

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Shows how analogy-making pervades human thought at all levels, influencing the choice of words and phrases in speech, providing guidance in unfamiliar situations, and giving rise to great acts of imagination.

The Geography of the Imagination

Forty Essays

Author: Guy Davenport

Publisher: David R. Godine Publisher

ISBN: 9781567920802

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 384

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"There is no way to prepare yourself for reading Guy Davenport. You stand in awe before his knowledge of the archaic and his knowledge of the modern. Even more, you stand in awe of the connections he can make between the archaic and the modern; he makes the remote familiar and the familiar fundamental."? Los Angeles Times Book Review"As a critic, Davenport shines as an intrepid appreciator, an ideal teacher. By preference, he likes to walk the reader through a painting or a poem, teasing out the meaning of odd details, making connections with history and other works of art. His must-have essay collections, The Geography of the Imagination and Every Force Evolves a Form, display his range: With a rainwater clarity, he can write about the naturalist Louis Agassiz or ancient poetry and thought?He can account for the importance of prehistoric cave art to early modernism or outline the achievements of Joyce and Pound. He can make you yearn to read or look again at neglected masters like the poets Charles Olsen and Louis Zukofsky and the painters Balthus and Charles Burchfield. He can send you out eagerly searching for C. M. Doughty's six-volume epic poem, The Dawn in Britain, and for the works of Ronald Johnson, Jonathan Williams and Paul Metcalf. In all this, his method is nothing other than the deep attentiveness engenderd by love: that and a firm faith in simply knowing things. He conveys, to adopt his own words about painter Paul Cadmus, 'a perfect balance of spirit and information."? Michael Dirda, Washington Post Book World

Vein of Iron

Author: Ellen Anderson Gholson Glasgow

Publisher: University of Virginia Press

ISBN: 9780813916361

Category: Fiction

Page: 408

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"Ellen Glasgow considered Vein of Iron, published in 1935, to be her best work. "No novel has ever meant quite so much to me," she wrote a friend. The critics agreed; the book was favorably reviewed on the front page of the New York Times Book Review and outsold all but one other work of fiction in the year of its publication." "Opening in the years just before the First World War and laid in the Valley of Virginia, the book traces the experience of a family with four generations of strong women. Faced with a crisis when the bread-winner, a philosopher-minister, is defrocked for his unorthodox views, the women provide the "vein of iron" which carries the family through removal to Richmond (Queensboro in the book), through war and depression until the final return to the mountains."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved


After the Orgy

Toward a Politics of Exhaustion

Author: Dominic Pettman

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 0791488497

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 222

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Explores the post-Enlightenment obsession with apocalyptic endings.

How I Became a Quant

Insights from 25 of Wall Street's Elite

Author: Richard R. Lindsey,Barry Schachter

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118044759

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 386

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Praise for How I Became a Quant "Led by two top-notch quants, Richard R. Lindsey and Barry Schachter, How I Became a Quant details the quirky world of quantitative analysis through stories told by some of today's most successful quants. For anyone who might have thought otherwise, there are engaging personalities behind all that number crunching!" --Ira Kawaller, Kawaller & Co. and the Kawaller Fund "A fun and fascinating read. This book tells the story of how academics, physicists, mathematicians, and other scientists became professional investors managing billions." --David A. Krell, President and CEO, International Securities Exchange "How I Became a Quant should be must reading for all students with a quantitative aptitude. It provides fascinating examples of the dynamic career opportunities potentially open to anyone with the skills and passion for quantitative analysis." --Roy D. Henriksson, Chief Investment Officer, Advanced Portfolio Management "Quants"--those who design and implement mathematical models for the pricing of derivatives, assessment of risk, or prediction of market movements--are the backbone of today's investment industry. As the greater volatility of current financial markets has driven investors to seek shelter from increasing uncertainty, the quant revolution has given people the opportunity to avoid unwanted financial risk by literally trading it away, or more specifically, paying someone else to take on the unwanted risk. How I Became a Quant reveals the faces behind the quant revolution, offering you?the?chance to learn firsthand what it's like to be a?quant today. In this fascinating collection of Wall Street war stories, more than two dozen quants detail their roots, roles, and contributions, explaining what they do and how they do it, as well as outlining the sometimes unexpected paths they have followed from the halls of academia to the front lines of an investment revolution.

Parliament of Whores

A Lone Humorist Attempts to Explain the Entire U.S. Government

Author: P. J. O'Rourke

Publisher: Open Road + Grove/Atlantic

ISBN: 9781555847159

Category: Humor

Page: 240

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#1 New York Times bestseller: “An everyman’s guide to Washington” by the savagely funny political humorist and author of How the Hell Did This Happen? (The New York Times). P. J. O’Rourke’s Parliament of Whores has become a classic in understanding the workings of the American political system. Originally written at the end of the Reagan era, this new edition includes an extensive foreword by renowned journalist Andrew Ferguson—showing us that although the names may change, the game stays the same . . . or, occasionally, gets worse. Parliament of Whores is a “gonzo civics book” that takes us through the ethical foibles, pork-barrel flimflam, and Beltway bureaucracy, leaving no sacred cow unskewered and no politically correct sensitivities unscorched (Chicago Tribune). “Insulting, inflammatory, profane, and absolutely great reading.” —The Washington Post Book World

Mirror of the World

A New History of Art

Author: Julian Bell

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780500287545

Category: Art

Page: 496

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Traces the evolution of art throughout numerous cultures to offer insight into how regional and historical factors shaped aesthetic development, in a global survey that draws connections between different locations and cultures while citing famous and lesser-known landmarks.