Stepping Stones

A Refugee Family's Journey

Author: Margriet Ruurs

Publisher: Orca Book Publishers

ISBN: 1459814916


Page: 28

View: 794

A refugee family’s flight to freedom, uniquely illustrated.

Stepping Stones

Interviews with Seamus Heaney

Author: Dennis O'Driscoll,Seamus Heaney

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 0374269831

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 522

View: 2839

An account of the life and work of the renowned contemporary poet charts his experiences before and after winning the 1995 Nobel Prize in Literature while discussing the artistic and ethical challenges he faced during the years of the Ulster Troubles.


A Journey through the Ice Age Caves of the Dordogne

Author: Christine Desdemaines-Hugon

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 0300159064

Category: Social Science

Page: 288

View: 8501

The cave art of France’s Dordogne region is world-famous for the mythology and beauty of its remarkable drawings and paintings. These ancient images of lively bison, horses, and mammoths, as well as symbols of all kinds, are fascinating touchstones in the development of human culture, demonstrating how far humankind has come and reminding us of the ties that bind us across the ages. Over more than twenty-five years of teaching and research, Christine Desdemaines-Hugon has become an unrivaled expert in the cave art and artists of the Dordogne region. In her new book she combines her expertise in both art and archaeology to convey an intimate understanding of the “cave experience.” Her keen insights communicate not only the incomparable artistic value of these works but also the near-spiritual impact of viewing them for oneself. Focusing on five fascinating sites, including the famed Font de Gaume and others that still remain open to the public, Stepping-Stones reveals striking similarities between art forms of the Paleolithic and works of modern artists and gives us a unique pathway toward understanding the culture of the Dordogne Paleolithic peoples and how it still touches our lives today.

Knights of the Round Table

Author: Gwen Gross

Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers

ISBN: 0307771601

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 112

View: 6716

imagine a mythic kingdom in England of wizards and witches, fire-breathing dragons, and dreadful giants. Who can rule this magical land? Who can overcome the powers of evil? It is the destiny of King Arthur and his noble knights, who protect and serve the people of Camelot. A perfect introduction to the Arthurian legends. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Aliens for Dinner

Author: Stephanie Spinner

Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers

ISBN: 0307756955

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 80

View: 7183

When his fortune cookie cracks open and a tiny pink alien steps out, Richard Bickerstaff knows that he's in for more than a Chinese dinner. And he's right! Aric, that bossy extraterrestrial, needs Richard's help. He's got to keep pollution-loving aliens from turning Earth into a Toxic Waste Theme Park. The trouble is, they've already started, and they're moving fast! Can Richard and Aric stop the total trashing of the planet? Kids will love this very funny Stepping Stones HUMOR title! From the Trade Paperback edition.

Stepping Stone and Love Machine

Two Short Novels from Crosstown to Oblivion

Author: Walter Mosley

Publisher: Tor Books

ISBN: 1429943114

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

View: 3894

Walter Mosley's talent knows no bounds. Stepping Stone and Love Machine are but two of six fragments in the Crosstown to Oblivion short novels in which Mosley entertainingly explores life's cosmic questions. From life's meaning to the nature of good and evil, these tales take us on speculative journeys beyond the reality we have come to know. In each tale someone in our world today is given insight into these long pondered mysteries. But how would the world really receive the answers? Stepping Stone: Truman Pope has spent his whole life watching the world go by--and waiting for something he can't quite put into words. A gentle, unassuming soul, he has worked in the mailroom of a large corporation for decades without making waves, until the day he spots a mysterious woman in yellow. A woman nobody else can see. Soon Truman's quiet life begins to turn upside-down. An old lover surfaces from his past even as he finds his job in jeopardy. Strange visions haunt his days and nights, until he begins to doubt his sanity. Is he losing his mind, or is he on the brink of a startling revelation that will change his life forever--and transform the nature of humanity? Love Machine: The Datascriber was supposed to merely allow individuals to share sensory experiences via a neurological link, but its true potential is even more revolutionary. The brainchild of an eccentric, possibly deranged scientist, the "Love Machine" can merge individual psyches and memories into a collective Co-Mind that transcends race, gender, species . . . and even death itself. Tricked into joining the Co-Mind, as part of a master plan to take over the world, Lois Kim struggles to adapt to her new reality and abilities. Is there any way back to the life that was stolen from her, or is she destined to lead humanity into a strange new era, despite the opposition of forces both human and otherwise? At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Stepping Stones

The Making of Our Home World

Author: Stephen Drury,Stephen A. Drury

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA


Category: Science

Page: 409

View: 2415

Many people know more about the planets Venus and Mars than they do about our home planet, Earth. Unique in our solar system, and so far as we know in the Universe itself, the Earth has been evolving for the past five billion years, and is the result of the dynamic interplay of astronomical,physical, and chemical forces ranging from the vast to the barely perceptible. The evolution of the Earth has never been predictable. Life has come very close to being extinguished many times. After each such crisis, the survivors and their genes have diversified and grown in number to exploit allopportunities. Without such traumas it is hardly likely that evolution's pace could have reached its present advanced level; that of conscious life capable of changing the world, contemplating it, and in doing so changing itself at geologically stupendous rates. In Stepping Stones, Stephen Druryexplores how such a seemingly fragile world could have been formed and developed. Looking at the astonishing leaps, and near catastrophes that have occurred along the way, intermingled with inexorable but slow change, the book interweaves the evidence from geology, physics, biology, and chemistry,to tell an extraordinary story of the Earth's evolution spanning nearly five billion years.

A Time to Be Brave

Author: Joan Betty Stuchner

Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers

ISBN: 0385392060

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 112

View: 7957

Previously published as Honey Cake. An approachable introduction to World War II for ages 7–10. David Nathan’s home in Copenhagen has always been filled with laughter, family, and his father’s famous pastries. But life has changed since Nazi soldiers arrived. Sweets are scarce. His parents are worried. And even though David wants to be brave, the soldiers and their new rules have made everyone nervous. Then one day, David is asked to keep a very special secret. It could get him into trouble . . . maybe even danger. But if David shows courage, this secret could save many lives. History Stepping Stones now feature updated content that emphasizes Common Core and today’s renewed interest in nonfiction. Perfect for home, school, and library bookshelves!

Stepping Stones To Recovery For Women

Experience The Miracle Of 12 Step Recovery

Author: Anonymous

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1616495529

Category: Self-Help

Page: 240

View: 5458

Articles, stories, slogans, and prayers written specifically for women highlight key Twelve Step recovery topics. Includes a daily reading guide. Articles, stories, slogans, and prayers written specifically for women highlight key Twelve Step recovery topics. Includes a daily reading guide.

Stepping Stones to Living Well with Dysphagia

Author: Julie A. Y. Cichero,P. Clavé

Publisher: Karger Medical and Scientific Publishers

ISBN: 331802113X

Category: Medical

Page: 137

View: 9629

A multidisciplinary approach to diagnosis, treatment and care Oropharyngeal dysphagia is a major complaint among many patients suffering from neurological diseases as well as in the elderly. Its severity ranges from moderate difficulty to complete inability to swallow, and it may give rise to clinically relevant complications such as aspiration pneumonia, malnutrition and/or dehydration, impaired quality of life, and death. However, despite its high prevalence and even though it would be very cost-effective to avoid complications by adequate treatment, dysphagia is still severely underdiagnosed. The contributions in this book present and discuss state-of-the-art diagnostic methods, treatment, and care of dysphagia patients, putting special emphasis on a multidisciplinary approach. A variety of clinical specialists will find this publication a most valuable addition to their library, including nurses, speech-language pathologists, dieticians, nutritionists, gastroenterologists and related specialties.

Stepping Stones

A Guided Approach to Writing Sentences and Paragraphs

Author: Chris Juzwiak

Publisher: Bedford/St. Martin's

ISBN: 9780312675998

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 576

View: 7515

With grants from the Hewlett Packard and Carnegie Foundations, Chris Juzwiak and a growing team of developmental instructors continue to uncover how basic writers learn best, pinpointing what encourages them, what discourages them, and how to serve their learning needs. Stepping Stones reflects the results of these studies with scaffolded exercises and instruction, color-coded parts of speech and writing concepts, and creative activities. With a strong visual appeal and clear explanations, this innovative textbook presents sentence and paragraph patterns so that all students can immediately grasp them, and offers carefully constructed guidance for developing and organizing ideas—-two of the most difficult tasks for developmental students.Award-winning educator, Chris Juzwiak, knows that many basic writing students have experienced failure in the past, but that with the right tools they can also become confident and successful learners.


Author: Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley

Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers

ISBN: 0394848276

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 94

View: 1132

A monster assembled by a scientist from parts of dead bodies develops a mind of his own as he learns to loathe himself and hate his creator. Simultaneous.

Stepping Stones

Protecting the Great Lakes

Author: Carol A. Trembath

Publisher: Lakeside Publishing

ISBN: 9780990744634


Page: 48

View: 3928

Stepping Stones is the story of an Ojibway girl named Mai. Her family members are walking around Lake Michigan to raise awareness about the harm being done to the Great Lakes. As Mai walks along the lakeside path, she tries to find ways to help. On the journey, the water walkers are confronted by a passing driver who shouts, ¿Go back to your reservation. You don¿t belong here.¿ Mai is frightened but Grandmother helps her to go beyond the unexpected taunting and learn a special way of expressing herself. Stepping Stones is a tribute to the many Native women and men who in today¿s world have courageously walked countless miles to draw attention to the condition of water. The message of this diverse, environmental book is to protect the water.Included are common core state standards, web and print, cross-curriculum activities, a glossary of environmental terms, and ten ways for children to protect the Earth. With new, original illustrations by a Native American artist¿David W. Craig.

The Annoying Team

Author: Ilene Cooper

Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers

ISBN: 0307513149

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 80

View: 8010

Tim has a big problem. A big, tall problem named Jon. Jon always teases Tim. Then Tim gets the idea to start the Annoying Team. With the help of other kids who hate being picked on, Tim can bug Jon back. But will being annoying ever get . . . annoying? From the Trade Paperback edition.


Author: Lucille Recht Penner

Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers

ISBN: 9780307464170

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 42

View: 5948

For hundreds of years, people believed dragons were real. They thought dragons lived in caves full of treasure, soared through the air on large bat wings, and breathed fire. Storytellers told tales of dragons that fought knights and kings. Now kids can learn the unnatural history of dragons and recapture their magic with this full-color chapter book. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Stepping Stones

Taking Towards the Goal

Author: Lubhna Dongre

Publisher: Notion Press

ISBN: 1948473364

Category: Self-Help

Page: 344

View: 3016

As the sun consistently rises and sets, you too must approach your goals with the same commitment and steadiness, every day, like nature, and contribute to the world by passionately living your purpose. Some days you may toil and sweat; other days you may carry a lighter load, finally basking peacefully in the fulfilment of your dreams. You make a contribution to life. You find yourself living in harmony with seasons, knowing your mission is right. The cycle of life continues, and you move into the cycle. Are we setting goals and if yes are they right; what is the future of them? Explore the many questions with this teenage girl through the pages with her thoughts and the guidance from leaders which are best suited to guide the youth. Lubhna takes you through a journey starting with knowing yourself to the ultimate goal of life. Look through the perspective of what a teen thinks about purpose, programming, pleasure, peace and so on… Dive into the world of contribution. “Letters and emails from eminent personalities, guiding you towards significance of goals in life.”

Mysteries of Sherlock Holmes

Author: Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers

ISBN: 0307789047

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 96

View: 5261

What is the secret of a goose that swallowed a priceless blue gem? How is a woman killed when she is alone in a locked room? Why does a mysterious club only include people with red hair? These puzzles are all solved by the greatest detective the world has ever known in Mysteries of Sherlock Holmes. Adapted from three of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's classic tales of suspense ( The Adventure of the Blue Carbuncle, The Adventure of the Speckled Band, and The Red Headed League) these thrilling mysteries are made accessible to young readers in this fabulous easy to read edition. From the Trade Paperback edition.

The Red Ghost

Author: Marion Dane Bauer

Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers

ISBN: 0375840826

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 86

View: 506

After Jenna gives her little sister an old doll dressed in red velvet as a birthday present, the occurrence of some very disturbing events make Jenna suspect the doll might be possessed.

Ghost Horse

Author: George Edward Stanley

Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers

ISBN: 0307527808

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 80

View: 6321

Emily Clark has just moved. She doesn’t like her new house, and she doesn’t like her new town. But one night she wakes up to find a horse in her backyard—a ghost horse! Where did he come from? And why is he haunting Emily’s backyard? Only by solving the mystery can Emily set the ghost horse free. This great-selling Stepping Stones Mystery title features a spooky—but lovely—new cover. From the Hardcover edition.

The Circle C Adventures

Author: Susan K. Marlow

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780825438882

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 864

View: 4109

Readers ages 8-14 have fallen in love with Andrea Carter! But how could they not? The 1880s are exciting times and Andi can't seem to stop getting into trouble on her huge cattle ranch near Fresno, California. By the time she turns thirteen, she's had more fun than most kids have in a lifetime. And the fun doesn't have to stop! Now available in a handy slip case, all six of Andrea's Circle C Adventures will keep kids reading for hours.