1. See You at the Campground: A Guide to Discovering Community, Connection, and a Happier Family in the Great Outdoors
May 6th, 2020 | EPUB
A family-friendly guide to planning amazing outdoor adventures-because the best memories are the ones made around the campfire.
New parents Stephanie and Jeremy Puglisi worried their days of traveling were over-with full-time jobs and infant twins, taking time off to go exploring hardly seemed possible. But they missed the way that travel brought them closer together and knew it would help them grow as a family. So, they bought a pop-up camper and embarked on the adventure of a lifetime. The campground was their vacation destination, and Stephanie and Jeremy became experts at creating lasting family memories without breaking the bank. Now you can too!
Whether you’re new to camping or a seasoned pro, hit the road with Stephanie and Jeremy as they show you the different ways that camping can lead to a happier, healthier family. From hiking with infants, to navigating RV dealerships and mixing the perfect campfire cocktails-these campers have tried it all, and See You at the Campground is packed with personal anecdotes, packing lists, site recommendations, and recipes that will foster a love of the outdoors.
The perfect resource for all parents, this is the ultimate guide to growing closer as a family every time you set up camp-whether it’s in a cabin, tent, or RV. So, grab some trail mix and hit the road-and we’ll see you at the campground!
2. Handbook of Research on Social, Economic, and Environmental Sustainability in the Development of Smart Cities
As population growth accelerates, researchers and professionals face challenges as they attempt to plan for the future. Urban planning is a significant component in addressing the key concerns as the world population moves towards the city and leaves the rural environment behind, yet there are many factors to consider for a well rounded community.
The Handbook of Research on Social, Economic, and Environmental Sustainability in the Development of Smart Cities brings together the necessary research and interdisciplinary discussion to address dilemmas created by population growth and the expansion of urban environments. This publication is an essential reference source for researchers, academicians, investors, and practitioners interested in the urban planning and technological advancements necessary for the creation of smart cities.
3. What’s the Economy For, Anyway?: Why It’s Time to Stop Chasing Growth and Start Pursuing Happiness
In this funny, readable, and thought-provoking book based on the popular film of the same name, activists John de Graaf (coauthor of the bestselling Affluenza) and David Batker tackle thirteen economic issues, challenging the reader to consider the point of our economy. Emphasizing powerful American ideals, including teamwork, pragmatism, and equality, de Graaf and Batker set forth a simple goal for any economic system: The greatest good for the greatest number over the longest run. Drawing from history and current enterprises, we see how the good life is achieved when people and markets work together with an active government to create a more perfect economy-one that works for everyone.
Beginning by shattering our fetish for GDP, What’s the Economy For, Anyway? offers a fresh perspective on quality of life, health, security, work-life balance, leisure, social justice, and perhaps most important, sustainability. This sparkling, message-driven book is exactly what those lost in the doldrums of partisan sniping and a sluggish economy need: a guide to what really matters, and a map to using America’s resources to make the world a better place.
4. Indestructible: One Man’s Rescue Mission That Changed the Course of WWII
In this remarkable WWII story by New York Times bestselling author John R. Bruning, a renegade American pilot fights against all odds to rescue his family-imprisoned by the Japanese-and revolutionizes modern warfare along the way.
From the knife fights and smuggling runs of his youth to his fiery days as a pioneering naval aviator, Paul Irving “Pappy” Gunn played by his own set of rules and always survived on his wits and fists. But when he fell for a conservative Southern belle, her love transformed him from a wild and reckless airman to a cunning entrepreneur whose homespun engineering brilliance helped launch one of the first airlines in Asia.
Pappy was drafted into MacArthur’s air force when war came to the Philippines; and while he carried out a top-secret mission to Australia, the Japanese seized his family. Separated from his beloved wife, Polly, and their four children, Pappy reverted to his lawless ways. He carried out rescue missions with an almost suicidal desperation. Even after he was shot down twice and forced to withdraw to Australia, he waged a one-man war against his many enemies-including the American high command and the Japanese-and fought to return to the Philippines to find his family.
Without adequate planes, supplies, or tactics, the U.S. Army Air Force suffered crushing defeats by the Japanese in the Pacific. Over the course of his three-year quest to find his family, Pappy became the renegade who changed all that. With a brace of pistols and small band of loyal fol,lowers, he robbed supply dumps, stole aircraft, invented new weapons, and modified bombers to hit harder, fly farther, and deliver more destruction than anything yet seen in the air. When Pappy’s modified planes were finally unleashed during the Battle of the Bismarck Sea, the United States scored one of the most decisive victories of World War II.
Taking readers from the blistering skies of the Pacific to the jungles of New Guinea and the Philippines to one of the the war’s most notorious prison camps, Indestructible traces one man’s bare-knuckle journey to free the people he loved and the aerial revolution he sparked that continues to resonate across America’s modern battlefields.
5. Basic Chemistry, 6th Edition (2019)
For courses in introductory, preparatory, and basic chemistry.
Help students master math and problem solving they will use in their future chemistry classes
Basic Chemistry introduces Introductory Chemistry students to the essential scientific and mathematical concepts of general chemistry while providing the scaffolded support they need. The text uses accessible language and a moderate pace to provide an easy-to-follow approach for first-time chemistry students and those hoping to renew their study of chemistry. With Basic Chemistry , Bill and Karen Timberlake make the study of chemistry an engaging and positive experience for today’s students by relating the structure and behavior of matter to real life.
The 6th Edition presents a new visual program that incorporates sound pedagogical principles from educational research on the way today’s students learn and retain knowledge. The text’s applied focus helps students connect chemistry with their interests and potential careers through applications tied to real-life topics in health, the environment, and medicine. The new edition strengthens its emphasis on problem solving with additional end-of-chapter Challenge problems and new assignable practice problems that ensure students master the basic quantitative skills and conceptual understanding needed to succeed in this course and to continue their studies in the field.
Also available as a Pearson eText or packaged with Mastering Chemistry
Pearson eText is a simple-to-use, mobile-optimized, personalized reading experience that can be adopted on its own as the main course material. It lets students highlight, take notes, and review key vocabulary all in one place, even when offline. Seamlessly integrated videos and other rich media engage students and give them access to the help they need, when they need it. Educators can easily share their own notes with students so they see the connection between their eText and what they learn in class – motivating them to keep reading, and keep learning.
Mastering combines trusted author content with digital tools and a flexible platform to personalize the learning experience and improve results for each student. Built for, and directly tied to the text, Mastering Chemistry enables an extension of learning, allowing students a platform to practice, learn, and apply outside of the classroom.