What Is the What

Author: Dave Eggers

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 0307390365

Category: Fiction

Page: 480

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New York Times Notable Book New York Times Bestseller What Is the What is the epic novel based on the life of Valentino Achak Deng who, along with thousands of other children —the so-called Lost Boys—was forced to leave his village in Sudan at the age of seven and trek hundreds of miles by foot, pursued by militias, government bombers, and wild animals, crossing the deserts of three countries to find freedom. When he finally is resettled in the United States, he finds a life full of promise, but also heartache and myriad new challenges. Moving, suspenseful, and unexpectedly funny, What Is the What is an astonishing novel that illuminates the lives of millions through one extraordinary man.

Mathematical Argumentation in Middle School-The What, Why, and How

Author: Jennifer Knudsen,Harriette S. Stevens,Teresa Lara-Meloy,Hee-Joon Kim,Nicole Shechtman

Publisher: Corwin Press

ISBN: 1506394256

Category: Education

Page: 284

View: 3251


Get them talking: Your formula for bringing math concepts to life! Want your middle schoolers to intelligently engage with mathematical ideas? Look no further. This research-based gem brings tough Standards for Mathematical Practice 3 standards for mathematical argumentation and critical reasoning alive—all within a thoroughly explained four-part model that covers generating cases, conjecturing, justifying, and concluding. Immediately engage students in fun, classroom-ready argumentation activities Help students explore—and take ownership of—mathematical ideas and concepts Promote precise use of mathematical language Includes games, vignettes, a rich companion website, sample tasks, and links to online tools. Bring well-planned, well-constructed mathematical discourse to life in your classroom today!

Creative Approach to Teaching Spelling: The what, why and how of teaching spelling, starting with phonics

Author: Kate Robinson

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1472930126

Category: Education

Page: 96

View: 3346


A Creative Approach to Teaching Spelling is packed full of fun and effective multi-sensory games and activities that build phonic skills as a key strategy for spelling. In addition, there are games that develop further strategies to supplement phonic skills. Preceding the games is a summary of major developments in the teaching of spelling over the last forty years. This leads to an analysis of the current research and approaches on which the games are based. With the knowledge, skills and ideas offered, teachers can enhance the growing range of phonic-based spelling programmes currently used within schools, or they can build engaging spelling programmes of their own to meet the specific groups or individual pupils. The games and activities will help to develop and embed children's phonological awareness, phonic knowledge and auditory memory.

What is Rhetoric?

Author: Michel Meyer

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199691827

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 267

View: 1099


This book offers a new approach to the principles and functioning of rhetoric. In everyday life, we often debate issues or simply discuss questions. Rhetoric is the way in which we answer questions in an interpersonal context, when we want to have an effect on those with whom we are communicating. They can be convinced or charmed, persuaded or influenced, and the language used can range from reasoning to the sharing of narratives, literary or otherwise. What is Rhetoric? provides a breakthrough in the field, offering a systematic and unified view of the topic. The book combines the social aspects of rhetoric, such as the negotiation of distance between speakers, with the theory of emotions. All the principal authors from Plato and Aristotle to contemporary theorists are integrated into Michel Meyer's 'problematological' conception of rhetoric, based on the primacy of questioning and answering in language and thought.

Definition in Greek Philosophy

Author: David Charles

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191614149

Category: Philosophy

Page: 568

View: 2965


Socrates' greatest philosophical contribution was to have initiated the search for definitions. In Definition in Greek Philosophy his views on definition are examined, together with those of his successors, including Plato, Aristotle, the Stoics, Galen, the Sceptics and Plotinus. Although definition was a major pre-occupation for many Greek philosophers, it has rarely been treated as a separate topic in its own right in recent years. This volume, which contains fourteen new essays by leading scholars, aims to reawaken interest in a number of central and relatively unexplored issues concerning definition. These issues are briefly set out in the Introduction, which also seeks to point out scholarly and philosophical questions which merit further study.

The Postcolonial World

Author: Jyotsna G. Singh,David D. Kim

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1315297671

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 562

View: 1316


The Postcolonial World presents an overview of the field and extends critical debate in exciting new directions. It provides an important and timely reappraisal of postcolonialism as an aesthetic, political, and historical movement, and of postcolonial studies as a multidisciplinary, transcultural field. Essays map the terrain of the postcolonial as a global phenomenon at the intersection of several disciplinary inquiries. Framed by an introductory chapter and a concluding essay, the eight sections examine: Affective, Postcolonial Histories Postcolonial Desires Religious Imaginings Postcolonial Geographies and Spatial Practices Human Rights and Postcolonial Conflicts Postcolonial Cultures and Digital Humanities Ecocritical Inquiries in Postcolonial Studies Postcolonialism versus Neoliberalism The Postcolonial World looks afresh at re-emerging conditions of postcoloniality in the twenty-first century and draws on a wide range of representational strategies, cultural practices, material forms, and affective affiliations. The volume is an essential reading for scholars and students of postcolonialism.

The Blank Swan

Author: Elie Ayache

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780470661765

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 496

View: 1227


"Elie Ayache is the only person to present arguments about The Black Swan and rare events that I had not thought about. He does what philosophical inquiry has always done: to go the extra mile and look at the world in a deeply philosophical way." Nassim Nicholas Taleb, PhD, author of The Black Swan, Distinguished Professor, New York University Polytechnic Institute & Principal, Universa Investments. "Elie Ayache has uniquely straddled the down-to-earth world of money and complex financial derivatives and the abstract world of the mind and philosophy. Insightful and insane in equal measures, this book is not an easy read. I wouldn't recommend this for holiday reading on the beach but perhaps for while sitting in front of a log fire with a large Scotch, or probably several.??? Paul Wilmott, author of Frequently Asked Questions in Quantitative Finance October 19th 1987 was a day of huge change for the global finance industry. On this day the stock market crashed, the Nobel Prize winning Black-Scholes formula failed and volatility smiles were born, and on this day Elie Ayache began his career, on the trading floor of the French Futures and Options Exchange. Experts everywhere sought to find a model for this event, and ways to simulate it in order to avoid a recurrence in the future, but the one thing that struck Elie that day was the belief that what actually happened on 19th October 1987 is simply non reproducible outside 19th October 1987 - you cannot reduce it to a chain of causes and effects, or even to a random generator, that can then be reproduced or represented in a theoretical framework. The Blank Swan is Elie's highly original treatise on the financial markets – presenting a totally revolutionary rethinking of derivative pricing and technology. It is not a diatribe against Nassim Taleb's The Black Swan, but criticises the whole background or framework of predictable and unpredictable events – white and black swans alike – , i.e. the very category of prediction. In this revolutionary book, Elie redefines the components of the technology needed to price and trade derivatives. Most importantly, and drawing on a long tradition of philosophy of the event from Henri Bergson to Gilles Deleuze, to Alain Badiou, and on a recent brand of philosophy of contingency, embodied by the speculative materialism of Quentin Meillassoux, Elie redefines the market itself against the common perceptions of orthodox financial theory, general equilibrium theory and the sociology of finance. This book will change the way that we think about derivatives and approach the market. If anything, derivatives should be renamed contingent claims, where contingency is now absolute and no longer derivative, and the market is just its medium. The book also establishes the missing link between quantitative modelling (no longer dependent on probability theory but on a novel brand of mathematics which Elie calls the mathematics of price) and the reality of the market."

The Familiar State

Author: Richard Soulliere

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1410728269

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 234

View: 5899


Humans have developed so much that we have forgotten who they really are. The Familiar State, being the first complete philosophy, does more than break the ice. Blanket issues as well as highly specific scenarios that plague the human frontier instead of hurling it forward are covered in plain English. Overall, The Familiar State provides the foundation for the philosophy of the New Age. By serving to be something to everybody, The Familiar State puts forward the journey that clarifies the fundamentals required to define a complete understanding of a human being. Life, at least as we currently know it, unravels itself by proving the existence of what we all know rests deep within ourselves.