See Sam Run

See Sam Run PDF Book Detail:
Author: Peggy Heinkel-Wolfe
Publisher: University of North Texas Press
ISBN: 1574412442
Size: 30.35 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
Category : Biography & Autobiography
Languages : en
Pages : 186
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Book Description: Thousands of children are diagnosed with autism each year, with a rate of occurrence of 1 in 150 births, compared to 5 per 10,000 just two decades ago. This title describes how the author's parenthood quickly descended into chaos as her son, Sam, became uncommunicative and unmanageable.

Walks With Sam

Walks With Sam PDF Book Detail:
Author: David W. Berner
Publisher: John Hunt Publishing
ISBN: 1789044995
Size: 59.34 MB
Format: PDF
Category : Body, Mind & Spirit
Languages : en
Pages : 176
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Book Description: A man, his dog, and a long walk can lead to unexpected discoveries. In the tradition of many literary walkers, David W. Berner sets out on foot hoping to reexamine his life, look back and forward, and most importantly, through the help of his young dog, Sam, try to find harmony in new beginnings and the uncertainties of the present. In a series of chapters, each dedicated to one walk during a summer of hiking, the author finds that it is his beloved pet that allows him to awaken to a new spirit of mindfulness, finding beauty, wonder, and comfort in the ordinary, and to see a life, a neighborhood, and even a country with brand new eyes. 'With gentle humor and brilliant musings, both past and present, Walks With Sam has the charm and the innate truthfulness that some find in a work of art, a daily quest tinged with wonder and mystery with each forward step.' L.B.Johnson, author of The Book of Barkley.

Sam

SAM PDF Book Detail:
Author: Jonathan Waldman
Publisher: Avid Reader Press / Simon & Schuster
ISBN: 1501140590
Size: 10.32 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
Category : Technology & Engineering
Languages : en
Pages : 288
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Book Description: A true story of innovation, centered on a scrappy team of engineers—far from the Silicon Valley limelight—and their quest to achieve a surprisingly difficult technological feat: building a robot that can lay bricks. Humans have landed men on the moon, programmed cars to drive themselves, and put the knowledge of our entire civilization in your back pocket. But no one—from MIT nerds to Army Corps engineers—has ever built a robot that can lay bricks as well as a mason. Unlike the controlled conditions of a factory line, where robots are now ubiquitous, no two construction sites are alike, and a day’s work involves countless variables—bricks that range in size and quality, temperamental mortar mixes, uneven terrain, fickle weather, and moody foremen. Twenty-five years ago, on a challenging construction job in Syracuse, architect Nate Podkaminer had a vision of a future full of efficient, automated machines that freed men from the repetitive, toilsome burden of laying bricks. (Bricklayers lift the equivalent of a Ford truck every few days.) Offhandedly, he mentioned the idea to his daughter’s boyfriend, and after some inspired scheming, the architect and engineer—soon to be in-laws—cofounded a humble start-up called Construction Robotics. Working out of a small trailer, they recruited a boldly unconventional team of engineers to build the Semi-Automated Mason: SAM. In classic American tradition, a small, unlikely, and eccentric family-run start-up sought to reimagine the behemoth $1 trillion construction industry—the second biggest industry in America—in bootstrap fashion. In the tradition of Tracy Kidder’s The Soul of a New Machine, SAM unfolds as an engineering drama, full of trials and setbacks, heated showdowns between meticulous scientists and brash bricklayers (and their even more opinionated union), and hard-earned milestone achievements. Jonathan Waldman, acclaimed author of Rust, brings readers inside the world of the renegade company revolutionizing the most traditional trade.

Comma Sense

Comma Sense PDF Book Detail:
Author: Richard Lederer
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
ISBN: 1429906448
Size: 39.18 MB
Format: PDF, Docs
Category : Language Arts & Disciplines
Languages : en
Pages : 160
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Book Description: Are you confounded by commas, addled by apostrophes, or queasy about quotation marks? Do you believe a bracket is just a support for a wall shelf, a dash is something you make for the bathroom, and a colon and semicolon are large and small intestines? If so, language humorists Richard Lederer and John Shore (with the sprightly aid of illustrator Jim McLean), have written the perfect book to help make your written words perfectly precise and punctuationally profound. Don't expect Comma Sense to be a dry, academic tome. On the contrary, the authors show how each mark of punctuation—no matter how seemingly arcane—can be effortlessly associated with a great American icon: the underrated yet powerful period with Seabiscuit; the jazzy semicolon with Duke Ellington; even the rebel apostrophe with famed outlaw Jesse James. But this book is way more than a flight of whimsy. When you've finished Comma Sense, you'll not only have mastered everything you need to know about punctuation through Lederer and Shore's simple, clear, and right-on-the-mark rules, you'll have had fun doing so. When you're done laughing and learning, you'll be a veritable punctuation whiz, ready to make your marks accurately, sensitively, and effectively.

The Canadian Teacher

The Canadian Teacher     PDF Book Detail:
Author: Gideon E. Henderson
Publisher:
ISBN:
Size: 38.13 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
Category : Education
Languages : en
Pages :
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Opus

Opus PDF Book Detail:
Author: C.A. Almeida
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1469105314
Size: 68.30 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 394
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Book Description: This is a fiction/Horror novel about a teenage girl from Bangor, Maine, who goes away with her parents for a summer vacation and is attacked in the the woods of the resort, by an unknown demon. She later discovers that she is pregnant and is confused as to how it happened, because she remembers that she was alone in the woods the night the attack took place. Jocelyn decides to keep her child and notices that she is going through many strange changes with her body. After Opus is born, Jocelyn soon learns that her son is anything but normal. He has a growing rage inside of him that nobody seems to understand. When he gets upset or angry, he cries blood red tears. He has urges to kill and cant seem to control himself enough to stop. After he takes each life, he can not remember what he has done. Jocelyn begins to lose people around her, one by one, either due to their death or because she refuses to do anything about her out of control son, causeing them to walk out of her life. Jocelyn spends most of her time covering up her sons killings and lying for him. She begins to make exuses as to why it is, people they know seem to keep disappearing around them. Over time Jocelyn becomes so obsessed with the notion of her son being, "A good boy", that she too becomes isolated and possessed along with her son. In the end, children are just not strong enough to control their urges, and sometimes parents go too far trying to help them. Sometimes Children are good natured...And sometimes they are just born evil. ~C.A. Almeida

Vox Lycei 1987 1988

Vox Lycei 1987 1988 PDF Book Detail:
Author: Lisgar Collegiate Institute
Publisher: Lisgar Alumni Association
ISBN:
Size: 29.77 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
Category :
Languages : en
Pages :
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Buried Child

Buried Child PDF Book Detail:
Author: Sam Shepard
Publisher: Dramatists Play Service Inc
ISBN: 9780822215110
Size: 76.75 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
Category : Drama
Languages : en
Pages : 75
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Book Description: THE STORY: The setting is a squalid farm home occupied by a family filled with suppressed violence and an unease born of deep-seated unhappiness. The characters are a ranting alcoholic grandfather; a sanctimonious grandmother who goes on drinking b

The Edumacation Of Jay Baker

The Edumacation of Jay Baker PDF Book Detail:
Author: Jay Clark
Publisher: Henry Holt and Company (BYR)
ISBN: 1466813016
Size: 21.94 MB
Format: PDF, Docs
Category : Young Adult Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 288
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Book Description: A few "sexy" bullet points about Jay: • He is in love with a cheerleader named Cameo "Appearance" Parnell • He is forever losing "Love-15" to tennis-playing goddess Caroline Richardson • He rocks a touché array of pop-culture references, jokes, and puns • His family-life cookie is about to crumble. Live vicariously through Jay as he faces off against his mortal enemy, gets awkward around his dream girl(s), loses his marbles in a Bermudian love triangle, watches his parents' relationship implode, and, finally, learns to get real and be himself(ish).

The Incredible Adventures Of See Thru Sam

The Incredible Adventures of See Thru Sam PDF Book Detail:
Author: Johnny McKnight
Publisher: Oberon Books
ISBN: 1849436487
Size: 37.78 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Category : Drama
Languages : en
Pages : 72
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Book Description: Sam McTannan is just a typical 15 year old, with one exception. Sam is a Superhero! He can literally turn See-Thru when it suits him, only today something is wrong. In Superhero comics they would call it a blip. Sam's powers are failing him and the people he doesn’t want to see him start paying a little bit too much attention. The story of an ordinary boy with an extraordinary life. A heartbreaking, life affirming comedy about life, love and being a total loser.