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The Book The Big Picture
The Author Dennis Littky
The Publisher ASCD
Release Date2012-02-17
Genre Education
Pages 248
ISBN 9781416614609
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: What is the purpose of education? What kind of people do we want our children to grow up to be? How can we design schools so that students will acquire the skills they'll need to live fulfilled and productive lives? These are just a few of the questions that renowned educator Dennis Littky explores in The Big Picture: Education Is Everyone's Business. The schools Littky has created and led over the past 35 years are models for reformers everywhere: small, public schools where the curriculum is rich and meaningful, expectations are high, student progress is measured against real-world standards, and families and communities are actively engaged in the educational process. This book is for both big "E" and small "e" educators: * For principals and district administrators who want to change the way schools are run. * For teachers who want students to learn passionately. * For college admissions officers who want diverse applicants with real-world learning experiences. * For business leaders who want a motivated and talented workforce. * For parents who want their children to be prepared for college and for life. * For students who want to take control over their learning . . . and want a school that is interesting, safe, respectful, and fun. * For anyone who cares about kids. Here, you'll find a moving account of just what is possible in education, with many of the examples drawn from the Metropolitan Regional Career and Technical Center ("The Met") in Providence, Rhode Island--a diverse public high school with the highest rates of attendance and college acceptance in the state. The Met exemplifies personalized learning, one student at a time. The Big Picture is a book to reenergize educators, inspire teachers in training, and start a new conversation about kids and schools, what we want for both, and how to make it happen.

The Book The Big Picture Life Meaning Human Potential
The Author Rick C. Mason Ph. D.
The Publisher Rick Mason
Release Date2012-06-01
Genre Self-Help
Pages 256
ISBN 9780985670603
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: Part social critique and part manifesto. The Big Picture is a worldview that examines the interconnectedness of people and concepts. Once we begin to recognize and appreciate these connections, we become more self-aware and open to positive change. The Big Picture compels readers to look more deeply within themselves to find and create greater meaning in their lives. Ultimately, our primary purpose is to become better humans, thus enabling us to realize our full potential.

The Book Histology The Big Picture
The Author John Ash
The Publisher McGraw Hill Professional
Release Date2012-10-19
Genre Science
Pages 320
ISBN 9780071813709
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: Get the BIG PICTURE of Histology – and zero-in on what you really need to know to ace the course and board exams! 400 FULL-COLOR ILLUSTRATIONS Medical Histology: The Big Picture is a different kind of study tool. With an emphasis on what you “need to know” versus “what’s nice to know”, and featuring more than 400 full-color illustrations and micrographs, it offers a focused, streamlined overview of human histology. You’ll find a succinct, user-friendly presentation designed to make even the most complex concepts understandable in a short amount of time. With just right balance of information to give you the edge at exam time, this unique combination text and atlas features: An efficient, study-enhancing design consisting of text on the left-hand page and related illustrations on the right-hand page – allowing you to grasp individual principles, one concept at a time The inclusion of detail, often clinical in nature, that clarifies the link between the structural and functional applications of histology Review questions and answers at the end of each chapter A complete final exam at the end of the book Icons that indicate high-yield, clinically relevant concepts Key Structures highlighted when they first appear to indicate their importance More than 400 full-color illustrations and micrographs depicting essential histology Concise, easy-to-remember bulleted text

The Book The Big Picture
The Author Peter W. Hauer
The Publisher Author House
Release Date2011-10-13
Genre History
Pages 428
ISBN 1420815350
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: What causes poverty? Can poverty be eliminated? Why do we keep moving towards global government? Are world events controlled by a secret group of powerful insiders? What will our society be like two or three generations from now? The answers to all these questions are in this book. Take a lightning fast trip through 2400 years of history. Along the way you’ll discover why we live the way we do, and what your children’s future will be. It’s an exciting ride, and this book takes you all the way from the beginning of civilization to its end...which is just around the corner!

The Book The Big Picture
The Author Sean Carroll
The Publisher Penguin
Release Date2016-05-10
Genre Science
Pages 480
ISBN 9780698409767
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: *INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER* "Vivid . . . impressive. . . . Splendidly informative."—The New York Times "Suceeds spectacularly."—Science "A tour de force."—Salon Already internationally acclaimed for his elegant, lucid writing on the most challenging notions in modern physics, Sean Carroll is emerging as one of the greatest humanist thinkers of his generation as he brings his extraordinary intellect to bear not only on Higgs bosons and extra dimensions but now also on our deepest personal questions: Where are we? Who are we? Are our emotions, our beliefs, and our hopes and dreams ultimately meaningless out there in the void? Do human purpose and meaning fit into a scientific worldview? In short chapters filled with intriguing historical anecdotes, personal asides, and rigorous exposition, readers learn the difference between how the world works at the quantum level, the cosmic level, and the human level—and then how each connects to the other. Carroll's presentation of the principles that have guided the scientific revolution from Darwin and Einstein to the origins of life, consciousness, and the universe is dazzlingly unique. Carroll shows how an avalanche of discoveries in the past few hundred years has changed our world and what really matters to us. Our lives are dwarfed like never before by the immensity of space and time, but they are redeemed by our capacity to comprehend it and give it meaning. The Big Picture is an unprecedented scientific worldview, a tour de force that will sit on shelves alongside the works of Stephen Hawking, Carl Sagan, Daniel Dennett, and E. O. Wilson for years to come. From the Hardcover edition.

The Book Jewish History
The Author Gila Gevirtz
The Publisher Behrman House, Inc
Release Date2008
Genre History
Pages 280
ISBN 0874418380
Language English, Spanish, And French
The Book The Big Picture
The Author Sky Blue
The Publisher Jacquelyn Quattro
Release Date2011-05-01
Genre Juvenile Nonfiction
Pages 26
ISBN 9781463502553
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: A delightful children's book about the love of ourselves and nature. A book that displays the similarities between you and nature! Beautiful and vibrant pictures! We, together with our unique differences, create the 'Big Picture'!... Life On Planet Earth!

The Book The BIG Picture
The Author Garry Gilfoy
The Publisher iUniverse
Release Date2012-01-06
Genre Body, Mind & Spirit
Pages 192
ISBN 1462071090
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: Built around the extraordinary stories of seven people who have been unwitting visitors to the spiritual world, The BIG Picture examines the themes of reincarnation, the relationship between karma and destiny, the divide between religion and spirituality, humanity’s task in creation, and the emergence of a new Western spirituality to lead us into the next stage of the evolution of consciousness. In The BIG Picture, author Garry Gilfoy discloses his own spiritual experiences and also tells the stories of others, such as Joy, who was sent back from the realm of spirit without her husband after a horrific crash; Trish, who ‘died’ numerous times before learning to visit her cosmic classroom at will; Helen, who relived a holocaust nightmare before her eyes opened onto ancient Egypt; and Keely, who was miraculously saved by a familiar figure, the Watcher. Gilfoy helps us contemplate deeper meanings and refocus the lens through which we view the world. The BIG Picture guides us to ponder unusual possibilities that can shift the point of reference for our earthly thoughts and deeds.

The Book The Big Picture
The Author
The Publisher Eric Zachary Ryder
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Language English, Spanish, And French
The Book The Big Picture
The Author David Suzuki
The Publisher Greystone Books
Release Date2009-05-01
Genre Science
Pages 272
ISBN 9781926685441
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: Whether he's discussing how to reconcile economy with ecology, why a warmer world will result in more poison ivy, why Britney Spears gets more hits on Google than global warming does, or why we might need to start eating jellyfish for supper, David Suzuki points the direction we must take as a society if we hope to meet the environmental challenges we face in our still-young century. Covering suburban sprawl, sustainable transportation, food shortages, biodiversity, technology, public policy, and more, The Big Picture not only identifies the problems we face but proposes solid, science-based solutions. These engaging essays look beyond environmental challenges to examine the forces that are preventing real change from occurring. Together they tell the story of a species struggling to come to grips with its own biological nature, a nature we must ultimately embrace to live in balance with the systems that sustain us.

The Book Bioinformatics Genomics and Proteomics
The Author Ann Finney Batiza
The Publisher Infobase Publishing
Release Date2006-01-01
Genre Computers
Pages 196
ISBN 9781438121567
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: Examines how technology has transformed the study of genetics and how researchers are using computers to analyze genes and genomes in human health, disease, and development. Discusses how this research is being used to develop cures for some diseases and to learn how to prevent them.

The Book The Big Picture
The Author Jeffrey Scheuer
The Publisher Routledge
Release Date2012-09-10
Genre Language Arts & Disciplines
Pages 216
ISBN 9781135922122
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: Freedom of the press is the cornerstone of democracy. But, as countless recent examples of lapsed standards in the press since the Jayson Blair affair have shown, the First Amendment is no guarantee that American journalism will be first-rate. A press in crisis is a democracy endangered, argues Jeffrey Scheuer--cultural critic and author of The Sound Bite Society. In his new book, The Big Picture, Scheuer argues that in order for a democracy to thrive it is not enough for its press simply to be free--the press must be exceptional. This book explores journalistic excellence and its essential relationship with democracy, explaining why democracies depend on it and are only as good as their journalism. In The Big Picture, Scheuer explores journalistic excellence from three broad perspectives. First, from the democratic perspective, he shows how journalism is a core democratic function, and journalistic excellence a core democratic value. Then, from an intellectual perspective, he explores the ways in which journalism addresses basic concepts of truth, knowledge, objectivity, and ideology. Finally, from an institutional perspective, he considers the role and possible future of journalism education, the importance of journalistic independence, and the potential for nonprofit journalism to meet the journalistic needs of a democratic society. In lucid and accessible prose, The Big Picture provocatively demonstrates why we must all be vigilant about the quality of journalism today.

The Book The Girls in the Big Picture
The Author Imelda Foley
The Publisher
Release Date2003
Genre Drama
Pages 170
ISBN UOM:39015057018643
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: Christina Foley's revealing new study presents a penetrating analysis of the work of the all-women Charabanc theatre company and the effect it has had on opening up Northern Ireland to new voices and ideas.

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The Publisher DIANE Publishing
Release Date
ISBN 9781428921757
Language English, Spanish, And French
The Book The Big Picture
The Author Peter Berry
The Publisher Peter Berry Consultancy
Release Date2007-12-01
Pages 224
ISBN 9780646496726
Language English, Spanish, And French
The Book The Big Picture Level 1
The Author Sue Leather
The Publisher Cambridge University Press
Release Date2001-02-22
Genre Foreign Language Study
Pages 32
ISBN 0521798469
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: After taking a picture of a sumo wrestling star for his Tokyo newspaper, photographer Ken Harada soon finds out that someone wants his photograph very much.

The Book The Big Picture
The Author Edward Jay Epstein
The Publisher Random House
Release Date2005-02-15
Genre Performing Arts
Pages 416
ISBN 1588364542
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: During the heyday of the studio system spanning the 1930s, ‘40s, and ‘50s, virtually all the American motion picture industry’s money, power, and prestige came from a single activity: selling tickets at the box office. Today, the movie business is just a small, highly visible outpost in a media universe controlled by six corporations–Sony, Time Warner, NBC Universal, Viacom, Disney, and NewsCorporation. These conglomerates view films as part of an immense, synergistic, vertically integrated money-making industry. In The Big Picture, acclaimed writer Edward Jay Epstein gives an unprecedented, sweeping, and thoroughly entertaining account of the real magic behind moviemaking: how the studios make their money. Epstein shows how, in Hollywood, the only art that matters is the art of the deal: major films turn huge profits, not from the movies themselves but through myriad other enterprises, such as video-game spin-offs, fast-food tie-ins, soundtracks, and even theme-park rides. The studios may compete with one another for stars, publicity, box-office receipts, and Oscars; their corporate parents, however, make fortunes from cooperation (and collusion) with one another in less glamorous markets, such as cable, home video, and pay-TV. But money is only part of the Hollywood story; the social and political milieus–power, prestige, and status–tell the rest. Alongside remarkable financial revelations, The Big Picture is filled with eye-opening true Hollywood insider stories. We learn how the promise of free cowboy boots for a producer delayed a major movie’s shooting schedule; why stars never perform their own stunts, despite what the supermarket tabloids claim; how movies intentionally shape political sensibilities, both in America and abroad; and why fifteen-year-olds dictate the kind of low-grade fare that has flooded screens across the country. Epstein also offers incisive profiles of the pioneers, including Louis B. Mayer, who helped build Hollywood, and introduces us to the visionaries–Walt Disney, Akio Morita, Rupert Murdoch, Steve Ross, Sumner Redstone, David Sarnoff–power brokers who, by dint of innovation and deception, created and control the media that mold our lives. If you are interested in Hollywood today and the complex and fascinating way it has evolved in order to survive, you haven’t seen the big picture until you’ve read The Big Picture. From the Hardcover edition.

The Book The Big Picture
The Author Tom Reilly
The Publisher Macmillan
Release Date2009-05-12
Genre Performing Arts
Pages 256
ISBN 1429994061
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: Film production veteran Tom Reilly has worked on the sets of critically praised films and commercial blockbusters for more than three decades?including seventeen years alongside director Woody Allen. In The Big Picture, he explores the art and the craft of filmmaking from the vantage point of someone actually running the movie set. Using examples unlike any of those in other books on film, Reilly exposes not only the power and the personalities, but the secrets of the pros. He shares the insights he gleaned while working with more than sixty Oscar-winning professionals?from Al Pacino, Robert De Niro, and Vanessa Redgrave to Sydney Pollack, Sven Nykvist, and Barbra Streisand. In these fifty entertaining, illuminating short essays, Reilly invites you to join him on the film set. What is it like to shoot a love scene? How do you do a full body burn? What is it like to film in the Everglades or in a morgue? What is blocking or matching, and how long should a script be? How do you decide when to build a set? Why is the color palette so critical? Is night shooting worth the suffering? The Big Picture delivers the surprising answers to these and other fascinating questions about what it takes to make a feature film, offering a glimpse into what it's like when the lights are bright, the camera is rolling, and the moviemakers are calling the shots.

The Book Elementary Statistics Looking at the Big Picture
The Author Nancy Pfenning
The Publisher Cengage Learning
Release Date2010-01-01
Genre Mathematics
Pages 784
ISBN 9781111779924
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: Using a successfully class-tested approach that gives coherence to a broad range of introductory topics, this innovative text provides students with a real-world, big picture view of statistics as well as problem-solving strategies that can be applied to the statistical questions, real data, and examples that they will encounter. Author Nancy Pfenning organizes content around four basic processes of statistics: producing data, displaying and summarizing data, understanding probability, and using probability to perform statistical inference. Within this framework, the book progresses systematically through five basic problem situations involving values of variables (quantitative, categorical, or a blend). As a result, students learn to identify which situation applies and how to choose the correct display, summary, or inference tool or technique. As students gain proficiency in specific statistical techniques, the author also points out connections among topics and techniques. More than 1,000 real-life examples and categorized exercises support the approach, engaging students in practicing and developing a variety of skills. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

The Book WOW the Big Picture
The Author J. Carl Laney
The Publisher Thomas Nelson Incorporated
Release Date1999
Genre Bibles
Pages 779
ISBN 0785201254
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: This Bible presents the "mountain peaks" of Scripture--the main stories, people, and principles of God's Word in 365 daily readings.