The Bump Class

An Expert Guide to Pregnancy, Birth and Beyond

The Bump Class

"This is one of the best books I have read on the subject" The Sun "Fresh, witty and reassuringly down-to-earth" You Magazine Fed up with advice that did not take into account a less than perfect pregnancy, Dr Chiara Hunt and Marina Fogle set up their pregnancy course, The Bump Class, in London in 2013. They wanted to help prepare new mothers thoroughly for the birth of their babies and instil in them the joy and happiness of birth, no matter what the method, time or setting of the labour. This book is a pragmatic and honest look at pregnancy, giving pregnant women and new mothers sensible and practical advice on what is to be expected (as well as the often unexpected!) in a friendly and open manner. Chiara and Marina believe that there is no such thing as a “normal” pregnancy or birth – every woman is different and that should be celebrated, not ignored. The Bump Class is filled with charming illustrations, impartial advice, style tips and hilarious anecdotes from both of the authors, as well as personal stories from the women who have been welcomed onto their course. This book will provide every pregnant woman with the support and reassurance that is so essential at the most crucial time in any woman’s life.

The Bump Class

An Expert Guide to Pregnancy, Birth and Beyond

The Bump Class

Fed up with advice that did not take into account a less than perfect pregnancy, Dr. Chiara Hunt and Marina Fogle set up their pregnancy course, The Bump Class, in London in 2013. They wanted to help prepare new mothers thoroughly for the birth of their babies and instil in them the joy and happiness of birth, no matter what the method, time or setting of the labor. This book is a pragmatic and honest look at pregnancy, giving pregnant women and new mothers sensible and practical advice on what is to be expected (as well as the often unexpected!) in a friendly and open manner. Chiara and Marina believe that there is no such thing as a "normal" pregnancy or birth3every woman is different and that should be celebrated, not ignored. This guide is filled with charming illustrations, impartial advice, style tips and hilarious anecdotes from both of the authors, as well as personal stories from the women who have been welcomed onto their course. This book will provide every pregnant woman with the support and reassurance that is so essential at the most crucial time in any woman's life.

The Bump Book of Lists for Pregnancy and Baby

Checklists and Tips for a Very Special Nine Months

The Bump Book of Lists for Pregnancy and Baby

From the #1 website and lifestyle destination ​for pregnant women and ​new moms, TheBump.com, this portable paperback offers every list, every question to ask, and tip ​that ​moms-to-be need to plan and ​prepare for baby’s arrival. TheBump.com is the most trusted site for moms-to-be and new mothers, and now, Carley Roney and the editors of The Bump present the essential collection of checklists, timelines, and other organizational tools for the nine months before, and the weeks right after, baby's birth. The Bump Book of Baby Lists covers the practical and fun details of every month of pregnancy, including the questions to ask your doctor, what you need for the nursery, how to set up a birth plan, and more. With lines for jotting notes on the go, this portable paperback travels everywhere with the parents-to-be, making the what-to-do, how, and when of pregnancy planning much less stressful.

Intelligent Agents IV: Agent Theories, Architectures, and Languages

4th International Workshop, ATAL'97, Providence, Rhode Island, USA, July 24-26, 1997, Proceedings

Intelligent Agents IV: Agent Theories, Architectures, and Languages

This carefully edited book constitutes the strictly refereed post-workshop proceedings of the 4th International Workshop on Agent Theories, Architectures, and Languages, ATAL'97, held in Providence, Rhode Island, USA, in July 1997. The 25 revised full papers presented were selected from a total of 76 submissions. The book is divided into sections on methodologies, architectures and infrastructures, coordination planning and monitoring, formal methods, theories, and architectures and methodologies. Like its predecessors published in the Intelligent Agents series, this volume specifically focuses on the relationships between the theory and the applications of agents.

Old Geezers Can Learn to Ski

Old Geezers Can Learn to Ski

This is a book about having fun while learning to ski.

Creating Quality in the Classroom

Creating Quality in the Classroom

Based on the experiences of a practicing teacher, Creating Quality in the Classroom focuses on the paradigm shift required by teachers and students to build upon the good things that already happen in the classroom. Successful lesson plans and methods using the tools and techniques as outlined in this book encourage teachers at all levels to put in the time and effort to effect positive change in the classroom. This interesting and highly readable volume shows how the theory of teaching is put into practice, thus enabling education professionals to review and adapt successful teaching methods and activities to their individual environments. The quality tools and techniques are clearly explained and referenced in an easy-to-use format. As Federal law requires students to receive a free and appropriate education in the least restrictive environment, quality in the classroom enables all students to benefit-intellectually, socially, and emotionally. This unique book addresses the techniques and practical methods to make this happen.

Feeding the Bump

Nutrition and Recipes for Pregnancy

Feeding the Bump

Delicious recipes and nutritional advice for pre-conception, pregnancy and beyond.

Introduction to AI Robotics

Introduction to AI Robotics

A comprehensive introduction to the AI approach to robotics, combining theoretical rigor and practical applications; with case studies and exercises. This text covers all the material needed to understand the principles behind the AI approach to robotics and to program an artificially intelligent robot for applications involving sensing, navigation, planning, and uncertainty. Robin Murphy is extremely effective at combining theoretical and practical rigor with a light narrative touch. In the overview, for example, she touches upon anthropomorphic robots from classic films and science fiction stories before delving into the nuts and bolts of organizing intelligence in robots. Following the overview, Murphy contrasts AI and engineering approaches and discusses what she calls the three paradigms of AI robotics: hierarchical, reactive, and hybrid deliberative/reactive. Later chapters explore multiagent scenarios, navigation and path-planning for mobile robots, and the basics of computer vision and range sensing. Each chapter includes objectives, review questions, and exercises. Many chapters contain one or more case studies showing how the concepts were implemented on real robots. Murphy, who is well known for her classroom teaching, conveys the intellectual adventure of mastering complex theoretical and technical material. An Instructor's Manual including slides, solutions, sample tests, and programming assignments is available to qualified professors who are considering using the book or who are using the book for class use.

A Different Class

Boyhood

A Different Class

Follow our hero on the roller-coaster ride that was his boyhood. From humble beginnings in a small coal-mining community, where life was largely idyllic, Joel is thrust into the alien environment of a plush boys' boarding school and things begin to unravel. As if on cue the Falklands Conflict touches Joel's life. A life already in a downward spiral due to isolation, bullying, and frequent beatings at school and at home. Disaster followed disaster as the once peaceful village becomes a war zone when a national strike turns friends and family against one another. Starved of affection both at home and at school, Joel's one friend blurs the lines of friendship and love, can friendship endure once innocence is lost? Will Joel sink or swim? Whatever happens he was certain not to go down without a fight.