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  • Transit of Venus 1631 to the present - Read On
    its own chapter in which Lomb former curator astronomy Sydney Observatory Australian Sky Guide series includes historical context ranging from international politics to the arts He also makes mention of scientists like Charles Mason and Jeremiah Dixon who worked on the transit of Venus but who are famous as the cartographers after whom the Mason Dixon line is named VERDICT Colorful and packed with information this book will please those with both casual and scholarly interests in observational astronomy and its history Recommended Marcia R Franklin St Paul c Copyright 2012 Library Journals LLC a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source Inc No redistribution permitted Terms of Use Table of Contents Transit Fast Facts p 10 Introduction p 11 A spot of unusual magnitude 1639 p 24 Frozen plains and tropical seas 1761 p 44 Venus of the South Seas 1769 p 76 Capturing the transit 1874 and 1882 p 106 Space age transit 2004 p 164 Observing the 2012 transit p 200 Glossary p 216 Bibliography p 218 Acknowledgments p 223 Index p 224 Terms of Use Summary A visually spectacular guide to the history science and significance of Venuss rare transits across the sunthe perfect companion to the

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  • Tao te ching - Read On
    knowledge of virtue gaining self knowledge and rejecting worldly aims and standards However if the Tao Te Ching is to be thought of as a book of wisdom what sense can be made of its attacks on wisdom and virtue Get rid of holiness and abandon wisdom and the people will benefit a hundredfold it proclaims chapter 19 And in another passage on the incommensurability of the Tao and virtue we are told True virtue is not virtuous Therefore it has virtue Superficial virtue never fails to be virtuous Therefore it has no virtue chapter 38 Upon encountering passages such as these even the most dedicated reader may feel a temptation to reinterpret or simplify away the ensuing confusion However before dismissing these paradoxes as senseless or relegating them to the level of mere word play we must go back to the beginning the beginning of the text that is There we are told The Tao that can be followed is not the eternal Tao The name that can be named is not the eternal name chapter 1 The internal resistance of the text itself to categorization especially as a work that attempts to teach the nature of virtue in a way that can be named or followed is no accident As with most texts that are as ancient as the Tao Te Ching there remains some controversy over both the historical dating of the work and the biographical details of its author Lao Tzu The traditional view dates the text back to the sixth century B C largely on the basis of accounts describing a meeting between Confucius and Lao Tzu These accounts describe Lao Tzu as an older man who is a contemporary of the younger Confucius 551 479 B C However reports of the supposed meeting were not accepted as tradition until the middle of the third century B C thus rendering their authority somewhat doubtful Most modern scholars agree that the Tao Te Ching emerged in the late fourth century or early third century about 2 500 years ago In fact stone tablets dated to around 300 B C have been found engraved with recognizable fragments of the text Such a date would place the writing of the text at the height of one of the most intellectually productive times in Chinese history known as the Hundred Schools of Thought During this time a multitude of philosophies were developed and a rich culture of intellectual debate flourished Besides Taoism other schools such as Confucianism Legalism and Mohism gave rise to the central classical texts that were to exert a great influence on Chinese thought over the next two millennia The name Lao Tzu was not the personal name of the author but one bestowed upon him out of respect Lao means old or venerable and Tzu is an honorific term attached to the names of scholars that can be roughly translated as master Very little was recorded about the actual life of Lao Tzu and consequently

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  • Silly books to read aloud - Read On
    format picture books easy readers chapter books fiction poetry collections and graphic novels and manga Some titles date back to 1987 such as Keiko Kasa s Wolf s Chicken Stew but all of them are still available Each annotation gives a detailed description of the book and a taste of the kind of humor it employs It also lists any companion books which may or may not be in print No grade or age levels are included While this isn t vital information when choosing a read aloud parents may want or need a bit more guidance in selecting an appropriate title That said when looking for something fun to read to a child or group of youngsters this source will be used over and over again Renee McGrath Nassau Library System NY c Copyright 2013 Library Journals LLC a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source Inc No redistribution permitted Terms of Use Table of Contents Introduction p ix A Parent s Guide to the Benefits of Sharing Humor with Children p x The Library as a Resource Partner p xi The Silliest Picture Books p 1 The Silliest Easy Readers p 63 The Silliest Chapter Books p 77 The Silliest Poetry Books p 121 The Sillest Graphic Novels and Manga p 131 The Robbie Hall of Fame Guide to the Funniest Children s Authors and Illustrators p 143 Illustration Credits p 147 Index p 151 Terms of Use Author Notes Rob Reid is a writer and an instructor at the University of Wisconsin Eau Claire He is the author of Family Storytime Reid s Read Alouds and Something Funny Happened at the Library He lives in Eau Claire Wisconsin Terms of Use Summary Acclaimed children s book authority Rob Reid creates the ultimate guide to choosing fun and funny

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  • Top dog the science of winning and losing - Read On
    and violin playing toddlers that ultimately don t get us anywhere And we re just ever more daunted by the enormity of the competition we face As President Dwight Eisenhower said It s not the size of the dog in the fight it s the size of the fight in the dog But no one s really given us an understanding of the nature of how to compete Finally that

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  • Using social media for global security - Read On
    Using Social Media for Global Security offers pages of instruction and detail on cutting edge social media technologies analyzing social media data and building crowdsourcing platforms You ll learn how to build data aggregators and crawlers and buy commercially available data The book explores how to map and influence online social networks identify key influencers crowdsource intelligence and forecast riots and famines through analytics Topics include ethics of using social

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  • Kindle Fire HD - Read On
    the Fire p 138 Browsing and Searching p 143 Listening p 145 Playlists Be Your Own DJ p 149 Browsing the Store and Buying p 152 Communications and Browsing Email Contacts and Calendar p 163 Email and Address Book Setup p 164 Checking and Reading Email p 171 Composing a Message p 177 The Contacts App p 179 Keeping Your Calendar p 181 Browsing the Web p 187 Visiting a Website p 188 Navigation and Viewing Basics p 191 Favorites and Recently Visited Sites p 195 Searching p 197 Copying Text and Images p 198 Sharing and Saving Web Pages p 199 Security and Other Advanced Settings p 201 Kindle in Appland Playing Games p 209 Making Shapes p 210 Finding Paths p 212 Falling Objects p 216 Quizzes and Brain Teasers p 218 Word Puzzlers and Number Boards p 219 Driving and Flying p 222 Creative Corner p 225 Painting and Drawing p 225 Photos p 229 Music p 231 Cooking and the Kitchen p 232 Managing Time Tasks and Travel p 237 Clocks p 238 To Do Lists and Notes p 240 Dining Out p 243 Travel p 244 Bills and Banking p 247 Appendixes Settings p 255 Help and Feedback p 255 My Account p 256 Applications p 256 Parental Controls p 257 Sounds Display p 257 Wireless p 258 Device p 258 Location based Services p 259 Language Keyboard p 259 Security p 260 Legal Compliance p 260 Troubleshooting and Maintenance p 263 WiFi Not Working p 264 Unresponsive App p 265 App Installation Problems p 265 Out of Date Apps p 265 System Software Updates p 265 Battery Draining Too Quickly p 266 Sharing or Selling Your Fire p 266 Where to Head for Help p 267 8 9 inch Model Special Features p 269

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  • What should you do? helping children protect themselves in the twenty-first century - Read On
    a ride and begins to get out of his car If this happened would your child know what to do You may remember a time when you played outdoors until dark In many parts of our country many children still do However for those parents schools and teachers feeling unsure about the safety of their neighborhoods or towns empowerment goes a long way Teach your children how to spot dangerous

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  • Professional Heroku programming - Read On
    market that offer professional level coverage of this platform until now The author duo begins with an introduction to the Heroku platform and its associated core concepts and then goes on to explain how writing for this platform differs from that of traditional development systems Example applications additional resources and advice for your next steps round out this resource making it a thorough indispensable guide Features information not found anywhere

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