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TOPO! National Geographic USGS Topographic Maps (Georgia, Alabama, and Florida)


TOPO! harnesses the power of authentic USGS topographic maps in an intuitive software product that recreation enthusiasts and professionals use to customize and print photo-quality topographic maps. TOPO! includes five levels of seamless mapping, including USA maps from the National Geographic World Atlas, USGS 1:100,000 scale mapping – perfect for back road navigation – and USGS 1:24,000 scale maps, also known as 7.5 minute quads. Users can custom-center the map in any location, add their routes, trails and notes. In addition, users can transfer waypoints and routes between TOPO! and their GPS units. TOPO! includes added content and features not on USGS maps: updated streets and roads, shaded relief, 3D views and fly-throughs and elevation profiles. Users can download map and software updates, and can print waterproof maps on their inkjet printers with Adventure Paper. The USA Placefinder locates more than a million places and natural features.
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Developing Emotional Literacy with Teenagers: Building Confidence, Self-Esteem and Self Awareness

The pressures and concerns of teenagers are at the forefront of their emotional and mental health. This resource provides young men and women with guidance and tools to recognize the importance of social skills to aid their development.

The sessions and practical activities will allow students to address issues of identity, self esteem and self awareness based on the author’s research and experience. Covering issues including relationships, drugs and problem solving the new edition will also cover:

  • Gang cultures
  • Cyber-bullying
  • Future pressures
  • Eating disorders

This new resource also introduces therapeutic approaches to promote well-being including Cognitive Behaviour Therapy and Motivational Interviewing as well as offering easily accessible worksheets and materials available to download online. Tina Rae has once again devised an innovative and engaging program.

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Snap Circuits SCG-125 – $70

Learn about energy sources and how to “think green”. Build over 125 projects, using the flexibility of our award-winning Snap Circuits®, to have loads of fun learning about environmentally friendly energy and how the electricity in their home works. Includes full-color manual with over 100 pages and separate educational manual. This educational manual will explain all the forms of environmentally friendly energy including: geothermal, hydrogen fuel cells, wind, solar, tidal, hydro, and others. Contains over 40 parts.

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The Second Machine Age


In recent years, Google’s autonomous cars have logged thousands of miles on American highways and IBM’s Watson trounced the best humanJeopardy! players. Digital technologies—with hardware, software, and networks at their core—will in the near future diagnose diseases more accurately than doctors can, apply enormous data sets to transform retailing, and accomplish many tasks once considered uniquely human.
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The Ayahuasca Experience

An exploration of the chemical, biological, psychological, and experiential dimensions of ayahuasca
• Details the scientific discovery of ayahuasca’s sophisticated psychoactive delivery system in the brain and body and its potential applications in medicine and psychology
• Includes contributions from Dennis J. McKenna, Ph.D., J. C. Callaway, Ph.D., and Charles S. Grob, M.D., on the ethnopharmacology, psychology, phytochemistry, and neuropharmacology of ayahuasca
• Provides 24 firsthand accounts of ayahuasca experiences and resulting life changes
Widely recognized by anthropologists as the most powerful and widespread shamanic hallucinogen, ayahuasca has been used by native Indian and mestizo shamans in Peru, Colombia, and Ecuador for healing and divination for thousands of years. Made from the Amazonian vine Banisteriopsis caapi and the DMT-laden leaf of Psychotria viridis, ayahuasca is regarded as the embodiment of intelligent plant beings who can offer spiritual teachings and healing knowledge to those who respectfully engage with them. Many Western-trained physicians and psychologists now acknowledge that ayahuasca allows access to spiritual dimensions of consciousness, otherworldly realms and beings, and visionary experiences indistinguishable from classic religious mysticism.


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Casio fx-300ESPLUS Calculator

Casio’s latest standard scientific calculator features new Natural Textbook Display and improved math functionality. FX-300ES

PLUS has been designed as the perfect choice for middle school through high school students learning General Math, Trigonometry, Statistics, Algebra I and II, Pre-Algebra, Geometry, Physics.

  • Intuitive functions
  • Improved math functionality
  • Natural Textbook

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Adolescent Online Social Communication and Behavior: Relationship Formation on the Internet

The use of social media has gained a greater foothold in teen life as they embrace the conversational nature of interactive online media. However, general concerns exist among the public, community, schools, and administration that online social communication may pose more threats than benefits to adolescents.

Adolescent Online Social Communication and Behavior: Relationship Formation on the Internet identifies the role and function of shared contact behavior of youth on the Web. With expert international contributions, this publication provides a deep understanding on various issues of adolescent Internet use with an emphasis on diverse aspects of social and cognitive development, communication characteristics, and modes of communication.

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New Programmer's Survival Manual: Navigate Your Workplace, Cube Farm, or Startup


It’s your first day on the new job. You’ve got the programming chops, you’re up on the latest tech, you’re sitting at your workstation… now what? New Programmer’s Survival Manual gives your career the jolt it needs to get going: essential industry skills to help you apply your raw programming talent and make a name for yourself. It’s a no-holds-barred look at what really goes on in the office—and how to not only survive, but thrive in your first job and beyond.
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Technical Blogging: Turn Your Expertise into a Remarkable Online Presence


Technical Blogging is the first book to specifically teach programmers, technical people, and technically-oriented entrepreneurs how to become successful bloggers. There is no magic to successful blogging; with this book you’ll learn the techniques to attract and keep a large audience of loyal, regular readers and leverage this popularity to achieve your goals.
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Outsource It!: A No-Holds-Barred Look at the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly of Offshoring Tech Projects

If you need to expand your business but not your budget, if your group has an intense but short-term project, if you don’t have the skill set to get a job done-it’s time to think about outsourcing. Starting from the first step (should you outsource part of your tech work?) to the last (how can you protect your intellectual property?), you’ll learn everything about setting up projects overseas.

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