The Bedside Baccalaureate: the Second Semester

A Handy Daily Cerebral Primer to Fill in the Gaps, Refresh Your Knowledge and Impress Yourself and Other Intellectuals

The Bedside Baccalaureate: the Second Semester

Presents the essential facts and brief discussions about a variety of miscellaneous topics, divided into twenty sections and covering such fields of study as history, religion, social sciences, engineering, economics, and philosophy.

Reflections at Sunflower Farm The Second Semester

Reflections at Sunflower Farm The Second Semester

The Second Semester is book two in the Reflections at Sunflower Farm series. Ed, Donovan, Mary, and Julian deal with the loss of a friend as their wedding plans come together. Mary’s students dig deeper learning more and more that their chosen field comes with personal dangers as well as mental ones. Graduation is fast approaching which will mark the beginning of new careers and maybe the close of others. Foresters Farm looks like it could become a reality which has Mary completely terrified to the point that it’s making her physically ill. Or is it something else?

Organic Chemistry As a Second Language: Second Semester Topics

Organic Chemistry As a Second Language: Second Semester Topics

Readers continue to turn to Klein's Organic Chemistry As a Second Language: Second Semester Topics, 4th Edition because it enables them to better understand fundamental principles, solve problems, and focus on what they need to know to succeed. The fourth edition explores the major principles in the field and explains why they are relevant. It is written in a way that clearly shows the patterns in organic chemistry so that readers can gain a deeper conceptual understanding of the material. Topics are presented clearly in an accessible writing style along with numerous hands-on problem solving exercises.

What I Wish I'd Known in High School

The Second Semester

What I Wish I'd Known in High School

Aaron, a law student, takes a summer job in a small town in Utah where he coaches Nadine "Nick" Jerard and meets his long-absent father.

The Origins of the Second Temple

Persion Imperial Policy and the Rebuilding of Jerusalem

The Origins of the Second Temple

Darius I, King of Persia, claims to have accomplished many deeds in the early years of his reign, but was one of them the rebuilding of the temple in Jerusalem? The editor who added the date to the books of Haggai and Zechariah thought so, and the author of Ezra 1-6 then relied on his dates when writing his account of the rebuilding process. The genealogical information contained in the book of Nehemiah, however, suggests otherwise; it indicates that Zerubbabel and Nehemiah were either contemporaries, or a generation apart in age, not some 65 years apart. Thus, either Zerubabbel and the temple rebuilding needs to be moved to the reign of Artaxerxes I, or Nehemiah and the rebuilding of the city walls needs to be moved to the reign of Darius I. In this ground-breaking volume, the argument is made that the temple was built during the reign of Artaxerxes I. The editor of Haggai and Zechariah mistakenly set the event under Darius I because he was influenced by both a desire to show the fulfillment of inherited prophecy and by Darius widely circulated autobiography of his rise to power. In light of the settlement patterns in Yehud during the Persian period, it is proposed that Artaxerxes I instituted a master plan to incorporate Yehud into the Persian road, postal, and military systems. The rebuilding of the temple was a minor part of the larger plan that provided soldiers stationed in the fortress in Jerusalem and civilians living in the new provincial seat with a place to worship their native god while also providing a place to store taxes and monies collected on behalf of the Persian administration.

Mercenary Companies and the Decline of Siena

Mercenary Companies and the Decline of Siena

The raids, therefore, were more than an exotic nuisance, but a key factor in Siena's decision to abandon independence in 1399.

Organic Chemistry as a Second Language

Second Semester Topics

Organic Chemistry as a Second Language

Readers continue to turn to Klein because it enables them to better understand fundamental principles, solve problems, and focus on what they need to know to succeed. The third edition explores the major principles in the field and explains why they are relevant. It is written in a way that clearly shows the patterns in organic chemistry so that readers can gain a deeper conceptual understanding of the material. Topics are presented clearly in an accessible writing style along with numerous of hands-on problem solving exercises.

Beginning to Spell

A Study of First-Grade Children

Beginning to Spell

This groundbreaking study on the psycholinguistics of spelling presents the author's original empirical research on spelling and supplies the theoretical framework necessary to understand how children's ability to write is related to their ability to speak a language. The author explores areas in a field dominated by work traditionally concerned with the psychodynamics of reading skills and, in so doing, highlights the importance of learning to spell for both psycholinguists and educators, since as they begin to spell, children attempt to represent the phonological, or sound form, of words. The study of children's spelling can shed light on the nature of phonological systems and can illuminate the way sounds are organized into larger units, such as syllables and words. Research on children's spelling leads directly to an understanding of the way phonological knowledge is acquired and how phonological systems change with the development of reading and writing ability. In addition to this insight concerning cognitive processes, the findings presented here have implications for how spelling should be taught and why some writing systems are easier to master than others. The work will interest a wide range of cognitive and developmental psychologists, psycholinguists, and educational psychologists, as well as linguists and educators interested in psycholinguistics.