Tricks

Tricks Author Ellen Hopkins
ISBN-10 9781416996422
Year 2009-08-25
Pages 640
Language en
Publisher Simon and Schuster
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Five troubled teenagers fall into prostitution as they search for freedom, safety, community, family, and love in this #1 New York Times bestselling novel from Ellen Hopkins. “When all choice is taken from you, life becomes a game of survival.” Five teenagers from different parts of the country. Three girls. Two guys. Four straight. One gay. Some rich. Some poor. Some from great families. Some with no one at all. All living their lives as best they can, but all searching…for freedom, safety, community, family, love. What they don’t expect, though, is all that can happen when those powerful little words “I love you” are said for all the wrong reasons. Five moving stories remain separate at first, then interweave to tell a larger, powerful story—a story about making choices, taking leaps of faith, falling down, and growing up. A story about kids figuring out what sex and love are all about, at all costs, while asking themselves, “Can I ever feel okay about myself?” A brilliant achievement from New York Times bestselling author Ellen Hopkins—who has been called “the bestselling living poet in the country” by Mediabistro.com—Tricks is a book that turns you on and repels you at the same time. Just like so much of life.

Teaching Statistics

Teaching Statistics Author Andrew Gelman
ISBN-10 9780191606991
Year 2002-08-08
Pages 320
Language en
Publisher OUP Oxford
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Students in the sciences, economics, psychology, social sciences, and medicine take introductory statistics. Statistics is increasingly offered at the high school level as well. However, statistics can be notoriously difficult to teach as it is seen by many students as difficult and boring, if not irrelevant to their subject of choice. To help dispel these misconceptions, Gelman and Nolan have put together this fascinating and thought-provoking book. Based on years of teaching experience the book provides a wealth of demonstrations, examples and projects that involve active student participation. Part I of the book presents a large selection of activities for introductory statistics courses and combines chapters such as, 'First week of class', with exercises to break the ice and get students talking; then 'Descriptive statistics' , collecting and displaying data; then follows the traditional topics - linear regression, data collection, probability and inference. Part II gives tips on what does and what doesn't work in class: how to set up effective demonstrations and examples, how to encourage students to participate in class and work effectively in group projects. A sample course plan is provided. Part III presents material for more advanced courses on topics such as decision theory, Bayesian statistics and sampling.

World s Best Card Tricks

World s Best Card Tricks Author Bob Longe
ISBN-10 0806982330
Year 1992-04-01
Pages 128
Language en
Publisher Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.
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Provides step-by-step instructions for forty-one card tricks, in such categories as "Prediction," "Gambling," and "Mind Reading."

Tricks with Your Head

Tricks with Your Head Author Mac King
ISBN-10 9780307874672
Year 2010-05-12
Pages 208
Language en
Publisher Crown Archetype
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“Mac King is a god.” —Penn and Teller Tricks with Your Head is the world’s greatest (and only) collection of hilarious, mystifying, and sometimes repulsive magic tricks that you can perform with your very own head. If you’ve only thought of your head as a receptacle for so-called higher learning, or as a structure for keeping your haircut from falling into your body cavity, rejoice! Now you can use that ten-pound meatball between your shoulders as a source of ribald entertainment. Best of all, when you learn to perform a head trick, you can never be caught without your prop. Mac King and Mark Levy have perfected the ultimate mix of head games (literally) in this clever illustrated volume that teaches you how to: * Make your head disappear * Penetrate your skull with a drinking straw * Make a french fry vanish up your nose * Read someone’s mind * Jab a fork in your eye From the Trade Paperback edition.

Scarne on Card Tricks

Scarne on Card Tricks Author John Scarne
ISBN-10 9780486317151
Year 2013-06-17
Pages 336
Language en
Publisher Courier Corporation
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Marvelous treasury of card magic presents exact details of 155 professional card tricks that anyone can learn. Card wizard John Scarne reworked these tricks to eliminate the need for sleight-of-hand. Simple instructions and clear diagrams illustrate Houdini's "Card on the Ceiling," Blackstone's "Card Trick Without Cards," Milton Berle's "Quickie Card Deal," more.

Big Book of Magic Tricks

Big Book of Magic Tricks Author Karl Fulves
ISBN-10 9780486170770
Year 2012-07-13
Pages 208
Language en
Publisher Courier Corporation
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Learn to do astounding tricks with cards, coins, rope; also, comedy magic, mental dexterity, more. Few props and little sleight of hand needed. "The best book yet on easy-to-do magic." — Martin Gardner. 247 illustrations.

The Only Dog Tricks Book You ll Ever Need

The Only Dog Tricks Book You ll Ever Need Author Gerilyn J Bielakiewicz
ISBN-10 9781440518805
Year 2005-02-01
Pages 192
Language en
Publisher Simon and Schuster
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Find the remote control. Pull off your kids' socks. Open and close the refrigerator door. Bet you never imagined your dog could accomplish such feats! In this fun, easy-to-use trick-training guide, longtime trainer and cofounder of Canine University, Gerilyn J. Bielakiewicz, shows you how to teach your dog all sorts of great tricks that will strengthen your bond and bring you both endless enjoyment. From simple beginner moves for young pups to complex tricks for super-smart pooches, there's something in here for everyone, including tricks that teach your dog how to: Shake, wave, and give high fives Play scared and be brave Fetch his dinner bowl Retrieve your keys, mail, and phone Ring a bell to go outside Put away his toys and more Whether your dog's a natural-born ham or a shy guy, these tricks will bring out his best - and help you be the best trainer you can be.

Money Magic Tricks

Money Magic Tricks Author Bob Longe
ISBN-10 0806980192
Year 2001
Pages 127
Language en
Publisher Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.
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Presents instructions for a variety of magic tricks using coins.

Scarne s Magic Tricks

Scarne s Magic Tricks Author John Scarne
ISBN-10 048642779X
Year 2003-03-14
Pages 256
Language en
Publisher Courier Corporation
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Read minds! Make objects disappear and then reappear! One of the great magicians of all time reveals how to perform 200 masterful deceptions without training or special equipment to audiences of all sizes.

101 Cool Magic Tricks

101 Cool Magic Tricks Author Glen Singleton
ISBN-10 9781743520697
Year 2013-06-01
Pages 208
Language en
Publisher hinkler
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Want to learn 101 of the coolest magic tricks? You ll be able to dazzle your friends with diabolically clever card tricks and confuse them with cunning coin conundrums. Want to make objects appear and disappear? Then check out the classic conjuring and riveting ring and rope tricks they ll have your friends in knots! Have you always wanted to read minds? Let us show you how with masterly mental magic. Open 101 Cool Magic Tricks and learn the secrets of magic! This 208-page paperback book contains step-by-step instructions for 101 magic tricks, and coloured illustrations throughout.

Mathematics Tricks Using the Vedic System

Mathematics Tricks Using the Vedic System Author Vali Nasser
ISBN-10 9781435716049
Year 2008-04
Pages 100
Language en
Publisher Lulu.com
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The author's first book 'Speed Mathematics Using the Vedic System' has gained a significant following. This sequel 'Mathematics Tricks using the Vedic System' has more tricks that will prove useful for middle, high School(grades 10 & 11) and college students. For high school students the following topics in Speed Mathematics will prove useful:Factorising/factoring, indices/exponents, simultaneous equations,quadratic equations and trigonometry. The same set of students will find duplex methods of squaring 2 & 3-digit numbers, expanding algebraic expressions,finding square roots,cube roots and solving problems involving repetitive percentage change also useful. In addition some topics in statistics are included.Several mnemonics are also included to help the younger student remember pi, basic trig as well as understand the differences between mean, median, mode and range.Hopefully, teachers will see the value of these techniques in order to motivate their students.

The Ultimate Book of Card Magic Tricks

The Ultimate Book of Card   Magic Tricks Author Bob Longe
ISBN-10 1402740921
Year 2006
Pages 464
Language en
Publisher Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.
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These amazing card and magic tricks will astonish every crowd...without fail! No one's better than master magician Bob Longe at teaching unbelievable illusions and transforming anyone into the star of a party or performance. The vast majority of his tricks feel completely impromptu, and they all require very little preparation - but what a dazzling variety there are! Baffle an audience using cards, coins, dice, and other ordinary objects. Try a little mental magic, including astonishing feats with numbers and real prestidigitation - that is ways to fool the eye with slight of hand. Best of all, every one is achievable with just a little bit of practice.

Tricks of the Trade

Tricks of the Trade Author Howard S. Becker
ISBN-10 9780226040998
Year 2008-09-05
Pages 239
Language en
Publisher University of Chicago Press
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Drawing on more than four decades of experience as a researcher and teacher, Howard Becker now brings to students and researchers the many valuable techniques he has learned. Tricks of the Trade will help students learn how to think about research projects. Assisted by Becker's sage advice, students can make better sense of their research and simultaneously generate fresh ideas on where to look next for new data. The tricks cover four broad areas of social science: the creation of the "imagery" to guide research; methods of "sampling" to generate maximum variety in the data; the development of "concepts" to organize findings; and the use of "logical" methods to explore systematically the implications of what is found. Becker's advice ranges from simple tricks such as changing an interview question from "Why?" to "How?" (as a way of getting people to talk without asking for a justification) to more technical tricks such as how to manipulate truth tables. Becker has extracted these tricks from a variety of fields such as art history, anthropology, sociology, literature, and philosophy; and his dazzling variety of references ranges from James Agee to Ludwig Wittgenstein. Becker finds the common principles that lie behind good social science work, principles that apply to both quantitative and qualitative research. He offers practical advice, ideas students can apply to their data with the confidence that they will return with something they hadn't thought of before. Like Writing for Social Scientists, Tricks of the Trade will bring aid and comfort to generations of students. Written in the informal, accessible style for which Becker is known, this book will be an essential resource for students in a wide variety of fields. "An instant classic. . . . Becker's stories and reflections make a great book, one that will find its way into the hands of a great many social scientists, and as with everything he writes, it is lively and accessible, a joy to read."—Charles Ragin, Northwestern University

Skateboarding

Skateboarding Author Steve Badillo
ISBN-10 9781884654350
Year 2010
Pages 216
Language en
Publisher Tracks Publishing
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Demonstrates famous skateboarding tricks performed by legendary riders such as Tony Hawk and Christian Hosoi, along with a brief history and step-by-step instructions for each trick.

Exploratory Software Testing

Exploratory Software Testing Author James A. Whittaker
ISBN-10 0321647858
Year 2009-08-25
Pages 256
Language en
Publisher Pearson Education
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How to Find and Fix the Killer Software Bugs that Evade Conventional Testing In Exploratory Software Testing, renowned software testing expert James Whittaker reveals the real causes of today’s most serious, well-hidden software bugs--and introduces powerful new “exploratory” techniques for finding and correcting them. Drawing on nearly two decades of experience working at the cutting edge of testing with Google, Microsoft, and other top software organizations, Whittaker introduces innovative new processes for manual testing that are repeatable, prescriptive, teachable, and extremely effective. Whittaker defines both in-the-small techniques for individual testers and in-the-large techniques to supercharge test teams. He also introduces a hybrid strategy for injecting exploratory concepts into traditional scripted testing. You’ll learn when to use each, and how to use them all successfully. Concise, entertaining, and actionable, this book introduces robust techniques that have been used extensively by real testers on shipping software, illuminating their actual experiences with these techniques, and the results they’ve achieved. Writing for testers, QA specialists, developers, program managers, and architects alike, Whittaker answers crucial questions such as: • Why do some bugs remain invisible to automated testing--and how can I uncover them? • What techniques will help me consistently discover and eliminate “show stopper” bugs? • How do I make manual testing more effective--and less boring and unpleasant? • What’s the most effective high-level test strategy for each project? • Which inputs should I test when I can’t test them all? • Which test cases will provide the best feature coverage? • How can I get better results by combining exploratory testing with traditional script or scenario-based testing? • How do I reflect feedback from the development process, such as code changes?