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Age range 8-12
Davina Dupree is excited to be back in her luxury boarding school after the half term holiday, especially as famous Hollywood director Alfie Calpone will soon be arriving to direct the school play. But when jewellery goes missing from first year dorms, bullies Cleo and Clarice are quick to point the finger at Davina's new friend Lottie. The clock starts ticking as Davina attempts to unearth the real culprit before opening night...' This is the second in a series of novels aimed at children between 8 and 12 years old with an engaging cast of characters. The book is written in a diary format and lets the reader's imagination run wild as Davina and her friends explore the school and the staff at their school.
About the Author
SK Sheridan was born in London and now lives in a village in Buckinghamshire. UK. She gained a Masters degree in Eighteenth Century French and English art from the Courtauld Institute of Art, London, before teaching art in secondary schools for ten years. She has written stories (mostly in secret) from a young age and has had various articles and short stories published.
It was 1989 when I started building a large 1/4"= 1 foot scale model of Constitution and today, 16 years and 18,000 hours later, I honestly believe this is how she was rigged during her last chase, exactly one hour prior to her last battle against the British HMS Levant and HMS Cyane. I had already invested more than four thousand hours in the construction of this model, and had intended, upon completion of the hull, to proceed with the stepping of masts and rigging her just as I had done previously on other models. However, In February 1992, when Commander Martin presented me with an original typescript of Midshipman Edward Clifford Anderson's notes on the rigging of the ship in 1834-35 at Boston, the earliest such specific information known, I decided I would follow Midshipman Anderson's directions and record the progress, step by step, discovering for myself what was done and how. This meant creating additional scaled parts relating to sheer poles, etc. to simulate exactly how the masts and the bowsprit, etc. were stepped in this era, and for this reason. Due to the equipment available today, and rightfully so, I do not believe that Constitution, or any ship's from this era, will ever again be rigged, including the stepping of the masts, using sheer poles and tackle only, and so I chose, while this one and only opportunity lent itself, to show this pictorially.
Proton-coupled electron transfer (PCET) is emerging as an important new class of reactions and, over the past decade, great strides have been made in our understanding of them. PCET reactions are studied in many branches of chemistry and are omnipresent in biological processes. This book covers recent developments from both the theoretical and experimental points of view. It concentrates on the importance of PCET in biological systems and for bioenergetic conversion. The oxidation of water in Photosystem II to produce oxygen, and the reduction of protons to hydrogen by hydrogenase, for energy storage gets particular emphasis. Chemical reactivity is currently explained in terms of several scientific principles. One of them is the bond-breaking-bond-forming process and is conceptually based on potential energy surfaces. Another incorporates the role of Franck-Condon factors resulting from the overlap of vibrational wavefunctions. A third, the so-called solvent reorganization, involves solvent configuration around a charged species. PCET brings together such concepts and links them to quantum mechanical tunnelling of the electron particle. This book uses personal accounts of experimental examples to provide additional insight on this important topic. It starts by presenting a general overview of the main theoretical approaches and experimental applications. The chapters then go on to cover topics including: the application of the Marcus Cross Relation; the solvation of ionic systems; experimental approaches in biological redox systems; metal ion-coupled electron transfer, and electrochemical concerted proton-electron transfers.
With so many labor unions already existing, why do we need a new union? Simply, because these unions don't serve all qualified people, we need a new union that fills in the gaps. We need a radical union!
Can a kiss change your life? Evelyn White wants a baby. On her own. It's ironic that the King's Department Store wedding assistant doesn't plan on having a wedding for herself. She'd rather tackle parenthood on her terms. Less fuss. Less mess. And there's no one to have to deal with when making decisions. Will being a single mom be everything it's cracked up to be? Evelyn questions herself when her heart goes pitter-patter after clumsily dropping her tote bag and its contents, and then staring up into the breathtaking baby blues of the man she practically maims. Shane Weston fears divorce. He's been put through the wringer ever since his parents' messy break up years ago. To this day, he's still refereeing their ongoing squabbles. So, when he hears who his cousin is marrying, he rushes to stop the certain disastrous union and save his cousin from the worst mistake of his life. But he needs allies to achieve his goal. He's doing everything in his power to enlist the help of King's wedding assistant. Only he's not so sure his reasons are pure anymore when Evelyn and he pretend to be a couple and he starts falling for her, hard and fast. Attraction leads to a kiss. The kiss awakens Evelyn to things she never knew she wanted. The same kiss puts Shane's heart at risk. Neither Evelyn nor Shane want a romance. They have better things to do with their lives. But will one spectacularly amazing kiss change both their views on marriage and their dreams forever? And can Evelyn and Shane put aside what they long for in order to make way for a love of a lifetime?
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