LEGO Chain Reactions is packed full of ideas, instructions, and inspiration for 10 LEGO machines that spin, swing, pivot, roll, lift, and drop. Each machine alone is awesome, but put them together and you get incredible chain reactions. Then, combine the machines in any order you like to create your own chain reactions. Our team of experts worked with educators and 11-year-olds to invent the machines, then wrote a book that teaches the skills (and some of the physics behind the fun) kids need to create their own amazing chain reaction machines.Our book includes 33 special LEGO elements that combine with basic bricks from your collection to make your machines go. But don’t worry that you won’t have the right bricks; we worked with the folks at LEGO to make sure you’ll need only the most common bricks, and that there are plenty of substitutes. The result is a chain reaction of fun, as one thing leads to another and another and another.Comes with: 78 page book, 33 LEGO elements, 6 LEGO balls, 6 feet of string, 8 paper ramps, 2 paper pop-up signs, 1 paper funnel ramp, 1 paper flag, 1 paper bucket, 1 platform
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"The most powerful book of its kind I've ever read.... Extraordinary powers of observation, generalization, and depth."―Oliver Sacks, author of The Man Who Mistook His Wife For a Hat Winner of the Columbia University Lionel Trilling Award. Robert Murphy was in the prime of his career as an anthropologist when he felt the first symptom of a malady that would ultimately take him on an odyssey stranger than any field trip to the Amazon: a tumor of the spinal cord that progressed slowly and irreversibly into quadriplegia. In this gripping account, Murphy explores society's fears, myths, and misunderstandings about disability, and the damage they inflict. He reports how paralysis―like all disabilities―assaults people's identity, social standing, and ties with others, while at the same time making the love of life burn even more fiercely.
Explore the universe without leaving your backyard. This cosmic tool kit has all the facts and galactic gadgets you need: a build-it-yourself telescope, night-sight flashlight that lets your eyes stay adjusted to the dark, star and moon maps, a mariner’s quadrant, and tons of cool tips and activities for navigating the vastness of space. Whether you’re an astronomer or astronaut, the sky’s not the limit anymore.Comes with: 78 page book, collapsible telescope, night-sight-saver flashlight, sundial, mariner's quadrant, two interactive wheels, Galactic Passport
The Hand Book comes with a life-sized skeleton hand, an irresistible invitation to finding our what goes on under your skin. Assembling the 22 snap-together bones is rewarding in itself. And when you’re done, you’ve got a scientifically accurate, movable model on a sturdy display stand. Then check out the tons of intriguing, educational, and just plain cool hand activities we’ve included to help you discover what makes your own hands so remarkable. The skeleton hand is a serious learning tool and if you happen to leave it someplace where it will scare your sister, that’s just a bonus.Comes With: 22 piece, custom Klutz build-it-yourself model of a human hand Create wonderful things Be good Have fun
Despite the excitement around "data science," "big data," and "analytics," the ambiguity of these terms has led to poor communication between data scientists and organizations seeking their help. In this report, authors Harlan Harris, Sean Murphy, and Marck Vaisman examine their survey of several hundred data science practitioners in mid-2012, when they asked respondents how they viewed their skills, careers, and experiences with prospective employers. The results are striking.Based on the survey data, the authors found that data scientists today can be clustered into four subgroups, each with a different mix of skillsets. Their purpose is to identify a new, more precise vocabulary for data science roles, teams, and career paths.This report describes:Four data scientist clusters: Data Businesspeople, Data Creatives, Data Developers, and Data ResearchersCases in miscommunication between data scientists and organizations looking to hireWhy "T-shaped" data scientists have an advantage in breadth and depth of skillsHow organizations can apply the survey results to identify, train, integrate, team up, and promote data scientists
The history-mystery-science series concludes as the Wollstonecraft Detectives--Ada Byron Lovelace and Mary Shelley--take on a case by royal request.Ada's imperious grandmother has absolutely shut the Wollstonecraft Detective Agency down--until they get a case from a princess, that is.The princess Alexandrina Victoria, age 9 (who will grow up to be Queeen Victoria), is the most closely watched girl in England. She is never alone. Every morsel she eats is catalogued. Every visitor overseen. Every move noted down. She has but one thing of her own--a sketchbook she uses as a secret diary, where she records her private thoughts in code. But now, somehow, that sketchbook has disappeared.And so the princess enlists Ada and Mary to figure out what has happened to the sketchbook without arousing the suspicions of her minders. A most clandestine case indeed! One that will involve breaking into Kensington Palace and uncovering a host of surprising royal secrets...This funny, Christmas-time romp of a caper will delight history and mystery fans alike.
A dramatic revisiting of Freud's escape from Nazi-occupied Vienna, his final days on earth, and his most controversial work―Moses and Monotheism.When Hitler invaded Vienna in March of 1938, Sigmund Freud, old and desperately ill, was among the city's 175,000 Jews dreading Nazi occupation. The Nazis hated Sigmund Freud with a particular vehemence: they detested his "soul-destroying glorification of the instinctual life." Here Mark Edmundson traces Hitler and Freud's oddly converging lives, then zeroes in on Freud's last two years, during which, with the help of Marie Bonaparte, he was at last rescued from Vienna and brought safely to London. There he was honored as he never had been during his long, controversial life. At the same time he endured the last of more than thirty operations for cancer of the jaw. Confronting certain death, Freud, in typical fashion, did not let fame make him complacent, but instead wrote his most provocative book, Moses and Monotheism, in which he questioned the legacy of the greatest Jewish leader. Focusing on Freud's last two years, Edmundson is able to probe Freud's ideas about death, and also about the human proclivity to embrace fascism in politics and fundamentalism in religion. Edmundson suggests new and important ways to view Freud's legacy, at a time when these forces are once again shaping world events.