Off the Charts

But in these moving stories, it is the children who deliver the most important messages.

Off the Charts

From the author of the widely praised Raising America--a compelling exploration of child genius told through the gripping stories of fifteen exceptionally gifted boys and girls, from a math wonder a century ago to young jazz and classical piano virtuosos today. A thought-provoking book for a time when parents anxiously aspire to raise "super children" and experts worry the nation is wasting the brilliant young minds it needs. Ann Hulbert examines the lives of children whose rare accomplishments have raised hopes about untapped human potential and questions about how best to nurture it. She probes the changing role of parents and teachers, as well as of psychologists and a curious press. Above all, she delves into the feelings of the prodigies themselves, who push back against adults more as the decades proceed. Among the children are the math genius Norbert Wiener, founder of cybernetics, a Harvard graduate student at age fifteen; two girls, a poet and a novelist, whose published work stirred debate in the 1920s; the movie superstar Shirley Temple and the African American pianist and composer Philippa Schuyler; the chess champion Bobby Fischer; computer pioneers and autistic "prodigious savants"; and musical prodigies, present and past. Off the Charts also tells the surprising inside stories of Lewis Terman's prewar study of high-IQ children and of the postwar talent search begun at Johns Hopkins, and discovers what Tiger Mom Amy Chua really has to tell us. But in these moving stories, it is the children who deliver the most important messages.

Off the Charts

I offered to—although I didn't really want to—but she said I should only come if I needed to get out of New York, not to come for her sake.” She stood up to bring her mug ... Chapter Three ▽ We agreed to meet at Fat Bo's 22 Off the Charts!

Off the Charts

When twenty-one-year-old Greg Bounder, a brash, wealthy college student, meets his one-time singing idol, Sally Testata, at a Scranton bar, he seizes the opportunity to create an exciting career for himself by managing her comeback. With the half-million dollar inheritance from his grandfather, Greg intends to restart the career of this forty-something, washed-up singer. But first, he must convince her, his conservative Philadelphia family, and all the doubters that he has what it takes to make it big before he blows through his inheritance. With the help of his gay brother, Marcus, a DJ in New York and a lot of money Greg orchestrates Sally's return. The result is a whirlwind year in New York as their hit single Grind climbs up the charts, but Greg soon finds that Sally might be more than he bargained for. While struggling to reap a return on his investment, Greg needs to figure out how to keep Sally clean and out of trouble, and keep her from grabbing the wrong kind of headlines.

Sir Cumference and the Off the Charts Dessert

Sir Cumference and the off-the-charts dessert / Cindy Neuschwander; illustrated by Wayne Geehan. p. cm. Summary: When Sir Cumference and Lady Di of Ameter invite two bakers to compete for the honor of baking the annual Harvest Sweet, ...

Sir Cumference and the Off the Charts Dessert

Join Sir Cumference and the gang for more wordplay, puns, and problem solving in the clever math adventure that introduces readers to charts and graphs through an annual bake-off. Sir Cumference and Lady Di need a baker to prepare a special dessert for the annual Harvest Faire. Two bakers compete to see whose dessert is most popular. When Pia of Chartres and Bart Graf have trouble keeping track of the votes their desserts receive, they each develop a better system. Pia places a colored candy around the edges of a pie dough (like a pie chart), and Bart stacks up cookie tins (making a 3D bar graph). When there's a tie, the two chefs cook up a hybrid dessert just in time for the Faire. Puns--both literal and visual--abound in this fun adventure story with beloved characters and a solid pedagogical foundation.

Off the Charts

This is a laugh-out-loud funny celebration of the big-hearted, no-b*llshit nurses who, sooner or later, play a huge role in all of our lives.

Off the Charts


Off the Charts Law Summaries

Students learn the specifics of statutes, rules and cases faster than with the current text or outline materials and will more easily see how each fits into the broader subject matter.

Off the Charts Law Summaries

The only law school study aid comprised solely of charts, Off the Charts Law Summaries contains a new layout designed to communicate information in a uniform, easy-to-understand format that graphically conveys relationships and patterns. Students learn the specifics of statutes, rules and cases faster than with the current text or outline materials and will more easily see how each fits into the broader subject matter. All five fundamental law school subjects -- Civil Procedure, Contracts, Property, Torts and Criminal Law -- are covered in a single, comprehensive and cost-effective volume that is portable, convenient and also useful for bar exam preparation.

Peer to Peer Video

Based on empirical observation, we assume that once an album drops off the Billboard Top 100, the album does not re-appear on the chart.4 Thus each week, some albums drop off the ranking chart and an equal number of albums appear for ...

Peer to Peer Video

Peer-to-Peer (P2P) networks allow individuals to share digital content files in real time. They facilitate communication and promote community without hierarchy or strict control. This book applies economic principles to analyze and understand the P2P phenomenon. It also provides numerous contemporary examples from the US and around the world to shed light on the implications of P2P as a mass medium, considering such issues as pricing, licensing, security, and regulation.

Off the Charts

Off the Charts is "an exploration of the effects of asynchronous development on gifted children and adults.

Off the Charts

Off the Charts is "an exploration of the effects of asynchronous development on gifted children and adults. It contains sections on Asynchrony and the Individual, Asynchrony and the Family, Asynchrony and Learning and chapters describe the nature of asynchrony, methods of dealing with the challenges of asynchrony, and recommendations for adapting education in a variety of settings". It is an excellent "book for parents, teachers, counselors, and others concerned with the optimal development of gifted to profoundly gifted individuals"--Back cover. The editors have brought together 19 essays by renowned gifted education specialists to produce this important new publication for 2013. A bibliography on Asynchronous Development provides extensive further reading.

Off the Charts Data Interpretation

You will learn to efficiently arrive at the right answer, every time. In this book, you will find: A set of structured-but-flexible approaches which can be combined in different ways to solve even the hardest questions.

Off the Charts  Data Interpretation

Off the Charts! Data Interpretation is like having a best friend who happens to be really, really good at explaining everything you need to figure out how to get better at solving those word problems about charts and graphs. Imagine if your friend could teach you how to recognize and adapt to any curve balls the test maker tries to sneak in to make a question really difficult. Build up your ability to interpret data that is presented visually. Each of the major standardized tests has increased its emphasis on questions which require you to consistently do three things well: Interpret the wording of the question correctly, so you know exactly what information you need to obtain from the data visualization. Interpret the data visualization correctly, so you retrieve the correct information from it. Setup the right equations so you can perform the right calculations, when applicable, on the numbers you retrieved from the data visualization. You will learn to efficiently arrive at the right answer, every time. In this book, you will find: A set of structured-but-flexible approaches which can be combined in different ways to solve even the hardest questions. Sample questions are asked in a variety of ways to enhance your ability to work with simple and complex tables, charts, and graphs. Refresher content presented in ways which accelerate your learning and improve your retention of related facts, relationships, and formulas.

Off the Charts

This book is an easy guide that turns charts into profitable selections at the track.

Off the Charts

This book is an easy guide that turns charts into profitable selections at the track.

Chicago Top 40 Charts 1970 1979

Songs that drop off the chart after a special survey are not credited for the missing week. During any missing weeks, all songs not appearing are considered “frozen” at their previous position but are given credit for the week on the ...

Chicago Top 40 Charts 1970 1979

Chicago Top 40 Charts 1970-1979 examines the Windy City's top hits as documented by the weekly record store surveys issued by radio station WLS. As rock 'n' roll music entered its third decade, it was finding itself increasingly fragmented, which challenged the ratings dominance top 40 radio had exhibited throughout the 1960s. But while FM listening overtook AM in the rest of the country by the decade's end, Chicago was the exception. WLS managed to stave off its competition with their commitment to playing Chicago's favorite music- regardless of genre. That music is documented in this book. Chicago Top 40 Charts 1970-1979 lists every song to reach the WLS survey alphabetically by title and artist, with debut and peak dates, highest position reached and number of weeks on the charts. The top songs of each year and for the entire decade are ranked as well. As an added bonus, it features the "Big 89 Artists of the 1970s". For those who grew up listening to Chicago radio as well as for record collectors from anywhere, Chicago Top 40 Charts 1970-1979 will be a valued addition to their music reference libraries.

Chicago Top 40 Charts 1960 1969

Songs that drop off the chart after a special survey are not credited for the missing week. During any missing weeks, all other songs not appearing are considered “frozen” at their previous position. At times, “two-sided hits” appeared ...

Chicago Top 40 Charts 1960 1969

Music charts have been around as long as recorded music and radio programs from Your Hit Parade to American Top 40 have capitalized on the idea of counting down the day's top hits. Chicago Top 40 Charts 1960-1969 documents those songs that dominated the Midwestern airwaves during that decade- considered by many to be top 40's "golden age." Many of the songs listed did not appear at all on the national charts. Others, including local acts, fared much better in Chicago than in the rest of the country. Chicago Top 40 Charts 1960-1969 contains an alphabetical listing by title and by artist of every tune listed on the WLS Silver Dollar Surveys during those years. It also lists the top 40 songs of each year and for the entire decade, as well as a supplemental listing of songs on the station's Rhythm-and-Blues chart of 1964. For those who grew up listening to radio in the Windy City as well as for record collectors from anywhere, Chicago Top 40 Charts 1960-1969 will be a valued addition to any music reference library.

Comer s Navigation Simplified

The charts used in navigation are those constructed on the principles introduced by Gerard Mercator , a Flemish geographer of the 16th century . In this construction , the meridians are ... To lay off the ship's position on the chart .

Comer s Navigation Simplified


Charts and Graphs

Several important steps are necessary to pull off the chart trick. By making one chart and then copying it, you are sure that both charts have the same height and scale. By using No Line on both charts and No Fill on the left chart, ...

Charts and Graphs

Using Excel 2010, it's possible to create breathtaking charts, graphs, and other data visualizations - and communicate even the most complex data more effectively than ever before. In Charts and Graphs, one of the world's leading Excel experts show exactly how to make the most of Excel 2010's unprecedented visual features. Bill Jelen ("MrExcel") explains exactly when and how to use each type of Excel chart, then walks through creating superb visuals and customizing them with themes, colors, and effects. Jelen shows how to craft charts that illuminate trends, differences, and relationships; how to create stock analysis charts; how to use Excel's flexible PivotCharts; and even how to present data on maps with Microsoft MapPoint. You will discover how to make the most of Excel 2010's new Sparklines and other in-cell visualizations; how to incorporate additional images and shapes with SmartArt; how to export charts for use outside of Excel; and how to generate dynamic, customized charts automatically with Excel VBA. There's even a full chapter on assessing the truth of charts created in Excel - and recognizing when someone's trying to lie to you! This book is part of the new MrExcel Library series. Everything Excel users need to know to communicate visually - from trend analysis to stock charting, geographical mapping to Excel 2010's new In-Cell Data Bars and Sparklines From basic through leading-edge techniques - including the automatic generation of custom charts with VBA Part of the brand-new MrExcel Library series, edited by Excel legend Bill Jelen

National Handbook of Recommended Methods for Water data Acquisition

Place the pen against the chart and bring it exactly onto the baseline with the hand wheel . To take the slack out of ... When the pen is situated exactly on the time origin and baseline intersection , turn off the forward switch . f .

National Handbook of Recommended Methods for Water data Acquisition


Data Visualization with JavaScript

There's no need to worry about the mouse moving off the marker and back onto the chart area; the existing plothover event will cover that scenario. $("#marker").on("mouseout", function(ev) { $("#marker").hide(); }); The last part of our ...

Data Visualization with JavaScript

You've got data to communicate. But what kind of visualization do you choose, how do you build it, and how do you ensure that it's up to the demands of the Web? In Data Visualization with JavaScript, you'll learn how to use JavaScript, HTML, and CSS to build the most practical visualizations for your data. Step-by-step examples walk you through creating, integrating, and debugging different types of visualizations and will have you building basic visualizations, like bar, line, and scatter graphs, in no time. Then you'll move on to more advanced topics, including how to: Create tree maps, heat maps, network graphs, word clouds, and timelines Map geographic data, and build sparklines and composite charts Add interactivity and retrieve data with AJAX Manage data in the browser and build data-driven web applications Harness the power of the Flotr2, Flot, Chronoline.js, D3.js, Underscore.js, and Backbone.js libraries If you already know your way around building a web page but aren't quite sure how to build a good visualization, Data Visualization with JavaScript will help you get your feet wet without throwing you into the deep end. Before you know it, you'll be well on your way to creating simple, powerful data visualizations.

ShipPlotter A Colour Illustrated User Guide for the Ship Spotting Enthusiast

Zoom out This command is used to zoom out of the chart. The displayed scale is decreased by 1.4 times for each click so that the scale halves for every two clicks. If sharing is enabled then the shared data will automatically be ...

ShipPlotter   A Colour Illustrated User Guide for the Ship Spotting Enthusiast

ShipPlotter is a unique piece of software that enables a user to have a live radar type display of shipping in their local coastal region or other regions and waterways around the world. The software decodes radio signals, received using a VHF radio receiver or scanner, from ships transmitting digital data using the marine Automatic Identification System (AIS). The book provides an excellent description of the AIS system and messaging.ShipPlotter visually displays the position and identification of each ship either as radar view or on a chart created from a graphic image file, a satellite image download or a downloaded Open Street Map.Whilst mariners, small boat owners and yachtsmen can use the ShipPlotter software this book is written for and intended solely for the hobbyist and ship-spotting enthusiast. Its contents therefore should not be used as any sort of guidance or advice for those who are not firmly fixed to their seats in the comfort of their homes on dry ground!

IFR Enroute Low Altitude Charts U S and Alaska

Pointed portion of the box shall point off the chart , toward the NAVAID symbol . rol Size of type for the frequency , ident letters and channel number , located within the pointed identification box shall be 7 point . b Radial lines ...

IFR Enroute Low Altitude Charts   U S  and Alaska


A Chinese Commercial Guide consisting of a collection of details and regulations respecting foreign trade with China sailing directions tables etc Fourth edition revised and enlarged

Cow - tow - shan I. Norway Is . yung I. and a sandspit off the point . ... and the W. point of harbor ( the perpendicular head as above ) S. } W. As marked in the charts , there are two islands in this quarter , but Gui - e - chow is ...

A Chinese Commercial Guide  consisting of a collection of details and regulations respecting foreign trade with China  sailing directions  tables  etc      Fourth edition  revised and enlarged


The Compliment

Because he could see nothing indicating a depth change on the chart, he watched for the enviable leveling off of the graph, but it continued to drop. Nudging Frank's shoulder and making a head gesture toward the graph, he asked.

The Compliment

“There’s more than one fish in the sea,” so the saying goes. For Sula this is certainly true, for she lives in an ocean of diverse creatures from tiny to colossal, from gentle to aggressive. Some being so dangerous they seek to make her part of their daily diet. Only the unimaginable and bizarre circumstances of her conception make her existence even possible in this harsh world. This diversity and variety add delight and adventure to her charmed life until she becomes of age and realizes that every creature in her vast world has a compliment - a mate - with which they can produce little ones of their kind. That is, every creature but her. Since they all come from a mating pair, where is she to find the pair that produced her? Her quest leads to adventures and discoveries both delightful and frightening, until it eventually leads her to her mate - her compliment - in a love story to rival the classics as her life unfolds.