How to be a STEAM thinker. Sydney and Simon are twin mice on a mission. They want to enter their flowers in the neighborhood flower show, but the flowers in the window box are wilting in the city heat, and the window is jammed. How are they going to get water to their blossoms so they'll live and flourish in time for the show? Sydney and Simon are lucky to be growing up in a curious and creative family and are encouraged to ask questions, experiment, and record their findings through writing, art, music, and video. Their mother is a scientist and their father is a poet. Their family motto is: "When the going gets tough, the creative get going." Utilizing the S.T.E.A.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math) philosophy of learning, this brightly illustrated story shows how an interdisciplinary studies model helps Sydney and Simon achieve their goals. In a practical, fun, and hands-on way, young readers will be inspired to interact with their own natural learning skills and start experiencing the world-and their education-in a whole new way.
Mega-selling author Ken Blanchard teams up with top consultant and executive coach Jesse Stoner to take the mystery out of creating a clear, compelling vision for your organization and yourself. The First Edition has sold over 250,000 copies, and this Second Edition includes a new chapter on sustaining your vision, new action resources, updated examples, and more information on creating vision for teams.
THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER 'FULL OF FUNNY AND HEART-WARMING STORIES' Sunday Express The charming sequel to Felix the Railway Cat, with more exciting adventures from his life on and off duty at Huddersfield Railway Station. Felix, Senior Pest Controller at Huddersfield station, has been at the heart of a close-knit community since the day she arrived as a kitten. But now, having risen to fame, everyday life at the station has become rather hectic; while reporters and fans clamour for a glimpse of her, Felix and her human co-workers find themselves, and the station, in quite a whirlwind. With the job seemingly too big for one fluffy feline to handle, it seems only sensible to recruit a young apprentice to the team: enter, Bolt. Full of funny and heart-warming stories, with personal tales from Felix's biggest fans, this is the remarkable tale of Felix and Bolt, the ultimate pest-controlling duo. AS SEEN ON THE ONE SHOW & GOOD MORNING BRITAIN Praise for Felix the Railway Cat: 'The global sensation' Daily Telegraph 'A phenomenon' Big Issue 'The purrfect railway cat' Daily Express Royalties from the sale of this book will be donated to Huddersfield Samaritans and Action for Children
When love simmers between a reclusive scientist and a wealthy debutante, will they abandon ship or is it full steam ahead? Nicole Renard returns home to Galveston, Texas, to find her father deathly ill. Though she loves him, Nicole's father has always focused on what she's not. Not male. Not married. Not able to run Renard Shipping. Vowing to find a suitable husband to give her father the heir he desires before it's too late, Nicole sets out with the Renard family's greatest treasure as her dowry: the highly coveted Lafitte Dagger. But her father's rivals come after the dagger, forcing a change in Nicole's plans. After a boiler explosion aboard the Louisiana nearly took his life, Darius Thornton has been a man obsessed. He will do anything to stop even one more steamship disaster. Even if it means letting a female secretary into his secluded world. Nicole is determined not to let her odd employer scare her off with his explosive experiments, yet when respect and mutual attraction grow between them, a new fear arises. How can she acquire an heir for her father when her heart belongs to another? And when her father's rivals discover her hiding place, will she have to choose between that love and her family's legacy?
A stunning record of the golden age of cruising offers a visual feast of life both on board and ashore, then and now With its irresistible promise of freedom, romance, and history, the cruise has always offered a timeless experience far removed from that of everyday life, ensuring that its allure has remained undiminished to this day. From its beginnings in the late 19th century to its renaissance in the 1970s, the world of the cruise has shown itself to be endlessly adaptable. Lavishly illustrated with photographs, both historic and contemporary, along with rare archive documents and pages from the private albums of passengers, this history invites readers aboard some of the world's most legendary cruise liners. From the earliest flimsy pleasure boats to the mighty steamers and floating palaces of recent times, take to the seas and journey to glamorous ports of call near and far, as you embark on a captivating voyage.
Explaining the need for establishing a guiding vision for the future, two business experts draw on real-life situations, people, and corporations to demonstrate how to achieve three core elements--Significant Purpose, Clear Values, and a Picture of the Future--that are needed to create and implement a vision. Reprint.