13
June
Chinese Calligraphy Made Easy: A Structured Course in Creating Beautiful Brush Lettering - Rebecca YueMost courses in Chinese Calligraphy go slowly. Very slowly. They teach patience. Chinese Calligraphy Made Easy teaches calligraphy--and teaches it fast. While most programs force students to learn all of the many basic brushstrokes first, Rebecca Yue's method starts with a few key strokes, then puts them together to make characters starting with the very first lesson. Students get motivated and stay motivated as the accomplishments keep coming--as soon as a few characters have been mastered, they are ready for such projects as a bonsai pot, a T-shirt, a vase, and greeting cards. The method is
13
June
George's Secret Key to the Universe - Lucy Hawking, Stephen HawkingStephen Hawking, author of the multi-million copy bestselling A Brief History of Time, and his daughter Lucy explain the universe to readers of all ages. George's parents, who have always been wary of technology, warn him about their new neighbors: Eric is a scientist and his daughter, Annie, seems to be following in his footsteps. But when George befriends them and Cosmos, their super-computer, he finds himself on a wildly fun adventure, while learning about physics, time, and the universe. With Cosmos's help, he can travel to other planets and a black hole. But what would happen if the wrong
13
June
Banach Algebras and Automatic Continuity - H. Garth DalesBanach algebras combine algebraic and analytical aspects and it is the interplay of these structures that gives the subject its fascination. This volume expounds the general theory of Banach algebras, and shows how their topology is often determined by their algebraic structure. The central questions ask when homomorphisms and derivations from Banach algebras are automatically continuous, and seek canonical forms for these maps. It synthesizes work over the last 20 years, and gives a definitive account; there are many new and unpublished results. It also describes many specific classes of Banach
13
June
Building Your Career: A Guide to Your Future - Susan J. Sears, Virginia N. Gordon, Susan Jones SearsThis unique hands-on workbook equips readers with the knowledge, skills, attitudes, and behaviors required to make effective educational and career decisions. Using a wide variety of exercises and innovative worksheets, users pull together personal, family/social, and career traits, preferences and conditions, and use this "self-information" to explore relevant occupational clusters that are presented in terms of both a current and future-oriented workplace. The workbook moves readers systematically through a decision-making cycle of Awareness, Exploration, Choice, and Commitment. Getting Ready.