A Commonsense Book of Death

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ISBN: 0742563316
Release Date: 2008
Number of pages: 191
Author: Edwin S. Shneidman
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

Download and read online A Commonsense Book of Death in PDF and EPUB A distinguished lifelong thanatologist—expert on death—reviews his life, a previous prize-winning book of thirty five years ago, and his own impending death in this extraordinary volume of life's most ubiquitous event.

Common Sense

Filename: common-sense.pdf
ISBN: 9780674057814
Release Date: 2011
Number of pages: 337
Author: Sophia A. Rosenfeld
Publisher: Harvard University Press

Download and read online Common Sense in PDF and EPUB Common Sense reveals a political ideal so fundamental to American politics that we are unaware of its power and its myriad uses. Sophia Rosenfeld shows how common sense—the wisdom of ordinary people, self-evident truths—has been used to justify all political extremes, with a history that is anything but commonsensical.

A Wealth of Common Sense

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ISBN: 9781119024859
Release Date: 2015-05-15
Number of pages: 224
Author: Ben Carlson
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

Download and read online A Wealth of Common Sense in PDF and EPUB A simple guide to a smarter strategy for the individual investor A Wealth of Common Sense sheds a refreshing light on investing, and shows you how a simplicity-based framework can lead to better investment decisions. The financial market is a complex system, but that doesn't mean it requires a complex strategy; in fact, this false premise is the driving force behind many investors' market "mistakes." Information is important, but understanding and perspective are the keys to better decision-making. This book describes the proper way to view the markets and your portfolio, and show you the simple strategies that make investing more profitable, less confusing, and less time-consuming. Without the burden of short-term performance benchmarks, individual investors have the advantage of focusing on the long view, and the freedom to construct the kind of portfolio that will serve their investment goals best. This book proves how complex strategies essentially waste these advantages, and provides an alternative game plan for those ready to simplify. Complexity is often used as a mechanism for talking investors into unnecessary purchases, when all most need is a deeper understanding of conventional options. This book explains which issues you actually should pay attention to, and which ones are simply used for an illusion of intelligence and control. Keep up with—or beat—professional money managers Exploit stock market volatility to your utmost advantage Learn where advisors and consultants fit into smart strategy Build a portfolio that makes sense for your particular situation You don't have to outsmart the market if you can simply outperform it. Cut through the confusion and noise and focus on what actually matters. A Wealth of Common Sense clears the air, and gives you the insight you need to become a smarter, more successful investor.

Common Sense

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ISBN: 0819165042
Release Date: 1987
Number of pages: 375
Author: F. L. van Holthoon
Publisher: University Press of America

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Miss Peregrine s Home for Peculiar Children

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ISBN: 9781594745133
Release Date: 2011-06-07
Number of pages: 352
Author: Ransom Riggs
Publisher: Quirk Books

Download and read online Miss Peregrine s Home for Peculiar Children in PDF and EPUB The #1 New York Times Best Seller is now a major motion picture from visionary director Tim Burton, starring Eva Green, Asa Butterfield, Ella Purnell, Samuel L. Jackson, and Judi Dench. Bonus features • Q&A with author Ransom Riggs • Eight pages of color stills from the film • Sneak preview of Hollow City, the next novel in the series A mysterious island. An abandoned orphanage. A strange collection of very curious photographs. It all waits to be discovered in Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children, an unforgettable novel that mixes fiction and photography in a thrilling reading experience. As our story opens, a horrific family tragedy sets sixteen-year-old Jacob journeying to a remote island off the coast of Wales, where he discovers the crumbling ruins of Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children. As Jacob explores its abandoned bedrooms and hallways, it becomes clear that the children were more than just peculiar. They may have been dangerous. They may have been quarantined on a deserted island for good reason. And somehow—impossible though it seems—they may still be alive. A spine-tingling fantasy illustrated with haunting vintage photography, Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children will delight adults, teens, and anyone who relishes an adventure in the shadows. “A tense, moving, and wondrously strange first novel. The photographs and text work together brilliantly to create an unforgettable story.”—John Green, New York Times best-selling author of The Fault in Our Stars “With its X-Men: First Class-meets-time-travel story line, David Lynchian imagery, and rich, eerie detail, it’s no wonder Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children has been snapped up by Twentieth Century Fox. B+”—Entertainment Weekly “‘Peculiar’ doesn’t even begin to cover it. Riggs’ chilling, wondrous novel is already headed to the movies.”—People “You’ll love it if you want a good thriller for the summer. It’s a mystery, and you’ll race to solve it before Jacob figures it out for himself.”—Seventeen

Common Sense

Filename: common-sense.pdf
ISBN: 9781441465733
Release Date: 2009-05-14
Number of pages: 104
Author: Bryan Acker
Publisher: Common Sense

Download and read online Common Sense in PDF and EPUB "...Shattering the bonds that hold us despondent, that keep us silent to the fates of our fellow man is the most important idea of this book. The cycle of fear, poverty and ignorance are but a few of the things that distract us from asking and answering the questions of "who we are and why are we here". This may be a very easy answer to some, not even imagined by others. We seem to be taking the choices given to us instead of creating the choices we know are right. To Live by Example. ..."

Common Sense

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Release Date: 2016-01-29
Number of pages: 88
Author: Thomas Paine
Publisher: Coventry House Publishing

Download and read online Common Sense in PDF and EPUB Common Sense is the timeless classic that inspired the Thirteen Colonies to fight for and declare their independence from Great Britain in the summer of 1776. Written by famed political theorist Thomas Paine, this pamphlet boldly challenged the authority of the British government and the royal monarchy to rule over the American colonists. By using plain language and a reasoned style, Paine chose to forego the philosophical and Latin references made popular by the Enlightenment era writers. As a result, Paine united average citizens and political leaders behind the central idea of independence and transformed the tenor of the colonists’ argument against the British. As the best-selling American title of all time, Common Sense has been eloquently described by historian Gordon S. Wood as "the most incendiary and popular pamphlet of the entire revolutionary era."


Filename: speak.pdf
ISBN: 1429997044
Release Date: 2011-05-10
Number of pages: 208
Author: Laurie Halse Anderson
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)

Download and read online Speak in PDF and EPUB The first ten lies they tell you in high school. "Speak up for yourself--we want to know what you have to say." From the first moment of her freshman year at Merryweather High, Melinda knows this is a big fat lie, part of the nonsense of high school. She is friendless, outcast, because she busted an end-of-summer party by calling the cops, so now nobody will talk to her, let alone listen to her. As time passes, she becomes increasingly isolated and practically stops talking altogether. Only her art class offers any solace, and it is through her work on an art project that she is finally able to face what really happened at that terrible party: she was raped by an upperclassman, a guy who still attends Merryweather and is still a threat to her. Her healing process has just begun when she has another violent encounter with him. But this time Melinda fights back, refuses to be silent, and thereby achieves a measure of vindication. In Laurie Halse Anderson's powerful novel, an utterly believable heroine with a bitterly ironic voice delivers a blow to the hypocritical world of high school. She speaks for many a disenfranchised teenager while demonstrating the importance of speaking up for oneself. Speak was a 1999 National Book Award Finalist for Young People's Literature.


Filename: divergent.pdf
ISBN: 0062077015
Release Date: 2011-05-03
Number of pages: 576
Author: Veronica Roth
Publisher: Harper Collins

Download and read online Divergent in PDF and EPUB This first book in Veronica Roth's #1 New York Times bestselling Divergent trilogy is the novel the inspired the major motion picture starring Shailene Woodley, Theo James, and Kate Winslet. This dystopian series set in a futuristic Chicago has captured the hearts of millions of teen and adult readers. Perfect for fans of the Hunger Games and Maze Runner series, Divergent and its sequels, Insurgent and Allegiant, are the gripping story of a dystopian world transformed by courage, self-sacrifice, and love. Fans of the Divergent movie will find the book packed with just as much emotional depth and exhilarating action as the film, all told in beautiful, rich language. One choice can transform you. Beatrice Prior's society is divided into five factions—Candor (the honest), Abnegation (the selfless), Dauntless (the brave), Amity (the peaceful), and Erudite (the intelligent). Beatrice must choose between staying with her Abnegation family and transferring factions. Her choice will shock her community and herself. But the newly christened Tris also has a secret, one she's determined to keep hidden, because in this world, what makes you different makes you dangerous. Supports the Common Core State Standards

Baby and child care

Filename: baby-and-child-care.pdf
ISBN: UCLA:L0057979080
Release Date: 1977-08-15
Number of pages: 666
Author: Benjamin Spock
Publisher: Pocket

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Common Sense

Filename: common-sense.pdf
Release Date: 1918
Number of pages: 66
Author: Thomas Paine

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Common Sense

Filename: common-sense.pdf
ISBN: BSB:BSB10929620
Release Date: 1866
Number of pages: 304
Author: C. J. Newby

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Commonsense Reasoning

Filename: commonsense-reasoning.pdf
ISBN: 0080476619
Release Date: 2010-07-26
Number of pages: 432
Author: Erik T. Mueller
Publisher: Morgan Kaufmann

Download and read online Commonsense Reasoning in PDF and EPUB To endow computers with common sense is one of the major long-term goals of Artificial Intelligence research. One approach to this problem is to formalize commonsense reasoning using mathematical logic. Commonsense Reasoning is a detailed, high-level reference on logic-based commonsense reasoning. It uses the event calculus, a highly powerful and usable tool for commonsense reasoning, which Erik T. Mueller demonstrates as the most effective tool for the broadest range of applications. He provides an up-to-date work promoting the use of the event calculus for commonsense reasoning, and bringing into one place information scattered across many books and papers. Mueller shares the knowledge gained in using the event calculus and extends the literature with detailed event calculus solutions to problems that span many areas of the commonsense world. Covers key areas of commonsense reasoning including action, change, defaults, space, and mental states. The first full book on commonsense reasoning to use the event calculus. Contextualizes the event calculus within the framework of commonsense reasoning, introducing the event calculus as the best method overall. Focuses on how to use the event calculus formalism to perform commonsense reasoning, while existing papers and books examine the formalisms themselves. Includes fully worked out proofs and circumscriptions for every example.

Common Sense

Filename: common-sense.pdf
ISBN: NYPL:33433081669958
Release Date: 1874
Number of pages:

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Common sense

Filename: common-sense.pdf
ISBN: OXFORD:600078444
Release Date: 1866
Number of pages:
Author: Emma Newby

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