Tricks

Tricks Author Ellen Hopkins
ISBN-10 9781416996422
Year 2009-08-25
Pages 640
Language en
Publisher Simon and Schuster
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Five troubled teenagers fall into prostitution as they search for freedom, safety, community, family, and love in this #1 New York Times bestselling novel from Ellen Hopkins. “When all choice is taken from you, life becomes a game of survival.” Five teenagers from different parts of the country. Three girls. Two guys. Four straight. One gay. Some rich. Some poor. Some from great families. Some with no one at all. All living their lives as best they can, but all searching…for freedom, safety, community, family, love. What they don’t expect, though, is all that can happen when those powerful little words “I love you” are said for all the wrong reasons. Five moving stories remain separate at first, then interweave to tell a larger, powerful story—a story about making choices, taking leaps of faith, falling down, and growing up. A story about kids figuring out what sex and love are all about, at all costs, while asking themselves, “Can I ever feel okay about myself?” A brilliant achievement from New York Times bestselling author Ellen Hopkins—who has been called “the bestselling living poet in the country” by Mediabistro.com—Tricks is a book that turns you on and repels you at the same time. Just like so much of life.

The Only Dog Tricks Book You ll Ever Need

The Only Dog Tricks Book You ll Ever Need Author Gerilyn J Bielakiewicz
ISBN-10 9781440518805
Year 2005-02-01
Pages 192
Language en
Publisher Simon and Schuster
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Find the remote control. Pull off your kids' socks. Open and close the refrigerator door. Bet you never imagined your dog could accomplish such feats! In this fun, easy-to-use trick-training guide, longtime trainer and cofounder of Canine University, Gerilyn J. Bielakiewicz, shows you how to teach your dog all sorts of great tricks that will strengthen your bond and bring you both endless enjoyment. From simple beginner moves for young pups to complex tricks for super-smart pooches, there's something in here for everyone, including tricks that teach your dog how to: Shake, wave, and give high fives Play scared and be brave Fetch his dinner bowl Retrieve your keys, mail, and phone Ring a bell to go outside Put away his toys and more Whether your dog's a natural-born ham or a shy guy, these tricks will bring out his best - and help you be the best trainer you can be.

Scarne on Card Tricks

Scarne on Card Tricks Author John Scarne
ISBN-10 9780486317151
Year 2013-06-17
Pages 336
Language en
Publisher Courier Corporation
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Marvelous treasury of card magic presents exact details of 155 professional card tricks that anyone can learn. Card wizard John Scarne reworked these tricks to eliminate the need for sleight-of-hand. Simple instructions and clear diagrams illustrate Houdini's "Card on the Ceiling," Blackstone's "Card Trick Without Cards," Milton Berle's "Quickie Card Deal," more.

Teaching Statistics

Teaching Statistics Author Andrew Gelman
ISBN-10 9780191606991
Year 2002-08-08
Pages 320
Language en
Publisher OUP Oxford
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Students in the sciences, economics, psychology, social sciences, and medicine take introductory statistics. Statistics is increasingly offered at the high school level as well. However, statistics can be notoriously difficult to teach as it is seen by many students as difficult and boring, if not irrelevant to their subject of choice. To help dispel these misconceptions, Gelman and Nolan have put together this fascinating and thought-provoking book. Based on years of teaching experience the book provides a wealth of demonstrations, examples and projects that involve active student participation. Part I of the book presents a large selection of activities for introductory statistics courses and combines chapters such as, 'First week of class', with exercises to break the ice and get students talking; then 'Descriptive statistics' , collecting and displaying data; then follows the traditional topics - linear regression, data collection, probability and inference. Part II gives tips on what does and what doesn't work in class: how to set up effective demonstrations and examples, how to encourage students to participate in class and work effectively in group projects. A sample course plan is provided. Part III presents material for more advanced courses on topics such as decision theory, Bayesian statistics and sampling.

World s Best Card Tricks

World s Best Card Tricks Author Bob Longe
ISBN-10 0806982330
Year 1992-04-01
Pages 128
Language en
Publisher Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.
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Provides step-by-step instructions for forty-one card tricks, in such categories as "Prediction," "Gambling," and "Mind Reading."

Skateboarding

Skateboarding Author Steve Badillo
ISBN-10 9781884654350
Year 2010
Pages 216
Language en
Publisher Tracks Publishing
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Demonstrates famous skateboarding tricks performed by legendary riders such as Tony Hawk and Christian Hosoi, along with a brief history and step-by-step instructions for each trick.

Kick Scooters

Kick Scooters Author Aaron Rosenberg
ISBN-10 0823938468
Year 2003-01-01
Pages 48
Language en
Publisher The Rosen Publishing Group
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Discusses the history of kick or push scooters, choosing which one to buy, accessories and safety gear, and various kinds of tricks performed on a scooter.

Moon Tricks

Moon Tricks Author Marilyn Foster
ISBN-10 9781770979604
Year 2012-10
Pages 48
Language en
Publisher FriesenPress
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What's scratching at your tree-house and tapping on the glass? What's wiggling in your bed-sheets and creeping through the grass? These nighttime tales will be a fun fix, for the scares that come from the Moon and its tricks.

Mathematics Tricks Using the Vedic System

Mathematics Tricks Using the Vedic System Author Vali Nasser
ISBN-10 9781435716049
Year 2008-04
Pages 100
Language en
Publisher Lulu.com
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The author's first book 'Speed Mathematics Using the Vedic System' has gained a significant following. This sequel 'Mathematics Tricks using the Vedic System' has more tricks that will prove useful for middle, high School(grades 10 & 11) and college students. For high school students the following topics in Speed Mathematics will prove useful:Factorising/factoring, indices/exponents, simultaneous equations,quadratic equations and trigonometry. The same set of students will find duplex methods of squaring 2 & 3-digit numbers, expanding algebraic expressions,finding square roots,cube roots and solving problems involving repetitive percentage change also useful. In addition some topics in statistics are included.Several mnemonics are also included to help the younger student remember pi, basic trig as well as understand the differences between mean, median, mode and range.Hopefully, teachers will see the value of these techniques in order to motivate their students.

The Tricks of the Trade

The Tricks of the Trade Author Dario Fo
ISBN-10 0878300082
Year 1991
Pages 217
Language en
Publisher Taylor & Francis
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Clown, political activist, playwright, actor: Dario Fo is an unclassifiable genius of the modern theatre. In his "mini-manual for actors," Fo lays bare the tools of his craft. With the assistance of his wife, playwright Franca Rame, he explains how text, song, humor, mime and political intelligence can be fused into brilliant "popular theatre."

101 Dog Tricks

101 Dog Tricks Author Kyra Sundance
ISBN-10 9781592533251
Year 2007-04-01
Pages 208
Language en
Publisher Quarry
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Performers Kyra and Chalcy illustrate each trick. Trick training is a great way to bond with your dog, help your dog integrate into your family, and keep him mentally and physically challenged. Includes: beg, bow, say your prayers, fetch the paper, find the remote, and more; also, step-by-step instructions to guide the trainer; troubleshooting tips to solve problems; and "build-on" ideas that encourage taking a mastered skill to the next level.--Publisher's description.

Tricks of the Trade

Tricks of the Trade Author Howard S. Becker
ISBN-10 9780226040998
Year 2008-09-05
Pages 239
Language en
Publisher University of Chicago Press
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Drawing on more than four decades of experience as a researcher and teacher, Howard Becker now brings to students and researchers the many valuable techniques he has learned. Tricks of the Trade will help students learn how to think about research projects. Assisted by Becker's sage advice, students can make better sense of their research and simultaneously generate fresh ideas on where to look next for new data. The tricks cover four broad areas of social science: the creation of the "imagery" to guide research; methods of "sampling" to generate maximum variety in the data; the development of "concepts" to organize findings; and the use of "logical" methods to explore systematically the implications of what is found. Becker's advice ranges from simple tricks such as changing an interview question from "Why?" to "How?" (as a way of getting people to talk without asking for a justification) to more technical tricks such as how to manipulate truth tables. Becker has extracted these tricks from a variety of fields such as art history, anthropology, sociology, literature, and philosophy; and his dazzling variety of references ranges from James Agee to Ludwig Wittgenstein. Becker finds the common principles that lie behind good social science work, principles that apply to both quantitative and qualitative research. He offers practical advice, ideas students can apply to their data with the confidence that they will return with something they hadn't thought of before. Like Writing for Social Scientists, Tricks of the Trade will bring aid and comfort to generations of students. Written in the informal, accessible style for which Becker is known, this book will be an essential resource for students in a wide variety of fields. "An instant classic. . . . Becker's stories and reflections make a great book, one that will find its way into the hands of a great many social scientists, and as with everything he writes, it is lively and accessible, a joy to read."—Charles Ragin, Northwestern University

Tricks with Your Head

Tricks with Your Head Author Mac King
ISBN-10 9780307874672
Year 2010-05-12
Pages 208
Language en
Publisher Crown Archetype
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“Mac King is a god.” —Penn and Teller Tricks with Your Head is the world’s greatest (and only) collection of hilarious, mystifying, and sometimes repulsive magic tricks that you can perform with your very own head. If you’ve only thought of your head as a receptacle for so-called higher learning, or as a structure for keeping your haircut from falling into your body cavity, rejoice! Now you can use that ten-pound meatball between your shoulders as a source of ribald entertainment. Best of all, when you learn to perform a head trick, you can never be caught without your prop. Mac King and Mark Levy have perfected the ultimate mix of head games (literally) in this clever illustrated volume that teaches you how to: * Make your head disappear * Penetrate your skull with a drinking straw * Make a french fry vanish up your nose * Read someone’s mind * Jab a fork in your eye From the Trade Paperback edition.