A Bag of Marbles

A Bag of Marbles

Author: Joseph Joffo

Publisher: Graphic Universe ™

Published: 2013-10-01

Total Pages: 132

ISBN-13: 1467716510

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In 1941, ten-year-old Joseph Joffo and his older brother, Maurice, must hide their Jewish heritage and undertake a long and dangerous journey from Nazi-occupied Paris to reach their other brothers in the free zone.


A Bag of Marbles

A Bag of Marbles

Author: Joseph Joffo

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

Published: 2000

Total Pages: 334

ISBN-13: 9780226400693

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"Two young brothers use ingenuity, spirit and teamwor to elude the Nazis. When Joseph Joffo was ten years old, his father gave him and his brother fifty francs and instructions to flee Nazi-occupied Paris and, somehow, get to the south where France was free"--Publisher's description.


Survivors of the Holocaust

Survivors of the Holocaust

Author: Kath Shackleton

Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.

Published: 2019-10-01

Total Pages: 96

ISBN-13: 1492688940

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"Perhaps there is no simple, easy way to educate children about the Holocaust. Yet [this] new extraordinary work in the form of a nonfiction graphic novel for children is a valiant attempt to do just that. These testimonials... serve as a reminder never to allow such a tragedy to happen again."—BookTrib Between 1933 and 1945, Adolf Hitler and the Nazi party were responsible for the persecution of millions of Jews across Europe. This extraordinary graphic novel tells the true stories of six Jewish children who survived the Holocaust. From suffering the horrors of Auschwitz, to hiding from Nazi soldiers in war-torn Paris, to sheltering from the Blitz in England, each true story is a powerful testament to the survivors' courage. These remarkable testimonials serve as a reminder never to allow such a tragedy to happen again. Features a current photograph of each contributor and an update about their lives, along with a glossary and timeline to support reader understanding of this period in world history.


Popular American Marbles

Popular American Marbles

Author: Dean Six

Publisher: Schiffer Publishing

Published: 2006-12

Total Pages: 0

ISBN-13: 9780764326400

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Over 360 beautiful color photos display machine-made marbles in many varieties. They were produced by American manufacturers, including Alley Agate, Champion, Jackson Marble, Master Glass, Playrite, and Vacor. Marbles displayed include Cat's Eyes, Glassies, Moss Agates, Opals, Patches, Swirls, and more. The text provides fascinating facts about each company's marble production. A helpful rating system indicates which marble types from each firm were its good, better, or best work. A bibliography and index are included. Values for the marbles displayed are found in the captions. This book will be a thrill for all who enjoy a passion for beautiful glass.


Built on Sand

Built on Sand

Author: Etienne Guyon

Publisher: MIT Press

Published: 2022-08-09

Total Pages: 269

ISBN-13: 0262545306

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Explaining the science contained in a simple assembly of grains—the most abundant form of matter present on Earth. Granular media—composed of vast amounts of grains, consolidated or not—constitute the most abundant form of solid matter on Earth. Granular materials assemble in disordered configurations scientists often liken to a bag of marbles. Made of macroscopic particles rather than molecules, they defy the standard scheme of classification in terms of solid, liquid, and gas. Granular materials provide a model relevant to various domains of research, including engineering, physics, and biology. William Blake famously wished “To See a World in a Grain of Sand”; in this book, pioneering researchers in granular matter explain the science hidden behind simple grains, shedding light on collective behavior in disordered settings in general. The authors begin by describing the single grain with its different origins, shapes, and sizes, then examine grains in piled or stacked form. They explain the packing fraction of granular media, a crucial issue that bears on the properties displayed in practical applications; explore small-scale deformations in piles of disordered grains, with particular attention to friction; and present theories of various modes of disorder. Along the way, they discuss such concepts as force chains, arching effects, wet grains, sticky contacts, and inertial effects. Drawing on recent numerical simulations as well as classical concepts developed in physics and mechanics, the book offers an accessible introduction to a rapidly developing field.


Blue Mind

Blue Mind

Author: Wallace J. Nichols

Publisher: Little, Brown

Published: 2014-07-22

Total Pages: 352

ISBN-13: 0316252077

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A landmark book by marine biologist Wallace J. Nichols on the remarkable effects of water on our health and well-being. Why are we drawn to the ocean each summer? Why does being near water set our minds and bodies at ease? In BLUE MIND, Wallace J. Nichols revolutionizes how we think about these questions, revealing the remarkable truth about the benefits of being in, on, under, or simply near water. Combining cutting-edge neuroscience with compelling personal stories from top athletes, leading scientists, military veterans, and gifted artists, he shows how proximity to water can improve performance, increase calm, diminish anxiety, and increase professional success. BLUE MIND not only illustrates the crucial importance of our connection to water-it provides a paradigm shifting "blueprint" for a better life on this Blue Marble we call home.


Finding My Marbles

Finding My Marbles

Author: Clare Sente

Publisher:

Published: 2009-06-01

Total Pages: 102

ISBN-13: 9781935359043

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It is no accident that you are holding this book right now. Behind the seemingly chaotic unfolding of your life, there exists a harmony where everyone has a special purpose and everything has a perfect moment. But if you'e stuck in the "joyless zone"--that place where joy cannot enter and pain cannot leave--you cannot yet see this harmony. You may feel as if you have "lost your marbles."


Bumperboy Loses His Marbles!

Bumperboy Loses His Marbles!

Author: Debbie Huey

Publisher: Adhouse Books

Published: 2005-07

Total Pages: 0

ISBN-13: 9780976661009

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Highly successful in the mini-comic series format, Bumperboy's first adventure is now available in one complete book. Bumperboy Loses His Marbles is an all-ages story following Bumperboy -- with his best pal, Bumperpup -- on his frantic trek to find his missing marbles before the big Marble Tournament. Does Bumperboy have what it takes to win all the marbles?


Six Million Paper Clips

Six Million Paper Clips

Author: Peter W. Schroeder

Publisher: Kar-Ben Publishing ™

Published: 2014-01-01

Total Pages: 121

ISBN-13: 1512494666

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The true story of students who helped quantify the horrors of the Holocaust At a middle school in a small, all white, all Protestant town in Tennessee, a special after-school class was started to teach the kids about the Holocaust, and the importance of tolerance. The students had a hard time imagining what six million was (the number of Jews the Nazis killed), so they decided to collect six million paperclips, a symbol used by the Norwegians to show solidarity with their Jewish neighbors during World War II. German journalists Dagmar and Peter Schroeder, whose involvement brought the project international attention, tell the dramatic story of how the Paper Clip Project grew, culminating in the creation of The Children's Holocaust Memorial.