Fall of Giants

Follows the fates of five interrelated families--American, German, Russian, English and Welsh--as they move through the world-shaking dramas of World War I, the Russian Revolution and the struggle for women's suffrage.

Author: Ken Follett

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0525951652

Category: Fiction

Page: 985

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Follows the fates of five interrelated families--American, German, Russian, English and Welsh--as they move through the world-shaking dramas of World War I, the Russian Revolution and the struggle for women's suffrage. By the best-selling author of The Pillars of the Earth and World Without End.

Fall of Giants

From the dirt and danger of a coal mine to the glittering chandeliers of a palace, from the corridors of power to the bedrooms of the mighty, Fall of Giants takes us into the inextricably entangled fates of five families—and into a ...

Author: Ken Follett

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101543558

Category: Fiction

Page: 960

View: 963

Ken Follett’s magnificent new historical epic begins as five interrelated families move through the momentous dramas of the First World War, the Russian Revolution, and the struggle for women’s suffrage. A thirteen-year-old Welsh boy enters a man’s world in the mining pits. . . . An American law student rejected in love finds a surprising new career in Woodrow Wilson’s White House. . . . A housekeeper for the aristocratic Fitzherberts takes a fateful step above her station, while Lady Maud Fitzherbert herself crosses deep into forbidden territory when she falls in love with a German spy. . . . And two orphaned Russian brothers embark on radically different paths when their plan to emigrate to America falls afoul of war, conscription, and revolution. From the dirt and danger of a coal mine to the glittering chandeliers of a palace, from the corridors of power to the bedrooms of the mighty, Fall of Giants takes us into the inextricably entangled fates of five families—and into a century that we thought we knew, but that now will never seem the same again. . . . Look out for Ken's newest book, A Column of Fire, available now.

Fall of Giants

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"Esta es la historia de mis abuelos y de los vuestros, de nuestros padres y de nuestras propias vidas. De alguna forma es la historia de todos nosotros." Ken Follett La historia empieza en 1911, el día de la coronación del rey Jorge V en la abadía de Westminster. El destino de los Williams, una familia minera de Gales, está unido por el amor y la enemistad al de los Fitzherbert, aristócratas y propietarios de minas de carbón. Lady Maud Fitzherbert se enamorará de Walter von Ulrich, un joven espía en la embajada alemana de Londres. Sus vidas se entrelazarán con la de un asesor progresista del presidente de Estados Unidos, Woodrow Wilson, y la de dos hermanos rusos a los que la guerra y la revolución les ha arrebatado su sueño de buscar fortuna en América. Tras el éxito de Los pilares de la Tierra y Un mundo sin fin , Ken Follett presenta esta gran novela épica que narra la historia de cinco familias durante los años turbulentos de la Primera Guerra Mundial, la Revolución Rusa y la lucha de hombres y mujeres por sus derechos. About the Author Ken Follett nació en Cardiff (Gales) y cuando tenía diez años su familia se mudó a Londres. Se licenció en filosofía en la Universidad de Londres y posteriormente se dedicó al periodismo. Durante sus años de reportero empezó a escribir obras de ficción. Sin embargo hasta 1978 no se convirtió en escritor de éxito, con la publicación de El ojo de la aguja. A partir de entonces, cada novela de Ken Follett se convierte en un éxito internacional. Actualmente vive en una vieja rectoría de Hertfordshire con su esposa Barbara. Excerpt. © Reprinted by permission. All rights reserved. Primera Parte El cielo amenazador 2 Enero de 1914 I El conde Fitzherbert, de veintiocho años de edad, conocido por su familia y amigos como Fitz, era el noveno hombre más rico de toda Gran Bretaña. No había hecho nada en absoluto para ganar sus cuantiosos ingresos, sino que sencillamente, se había limitado a heredar miles de hectáreas de tierra en Gales y en Yorkshire. Las granjas no producían muchos beneficios, pero debajo de ellas había grandes cantidades de carbón, y el abuelo de Fitz se había hecho inmensamente rico otorgando las concesiones para le explotación del mineral. Estaba claro que era la voluntad de Dios que los Fitzherbert gobernasen a sus semejantes y que viviesen de manera acorde a su condición, pero Fitz pensaba que no había hecho nada que justificase la fe que Dios había depositado en él. Su padre, el anterior conde, había sido un caso distinto. Oficial de la Armada, había sido nombrado almirante tras el bombardeo de Alejandría en 1882, se había convertido en embajador británico en San Petersburgo y, finalmente, había sido ministro en el gabinete de lord Salisbury. Los conservadores perdieron las elecciones generales de 1906 y el padre de Fitz murió escasas semanas más tarde, una muerte precipitada —de eso Fitz estaba seguro— por el hecho de ver a liberales irresponsables como David Lloyd George y Winston Churchill hacerse cargo del gobierno de Su Majestad. Fitz ocupó su escaño en la Cámara de los Lores, la cámara legislativa superior del Parlamento británico, como par conservador. Hablaba un francés muy correcto y se defendía en ruso, y su sueño era llegar a convertirse algún día en jefe del Foreign Office. Por desgracia, los liberales no dejaban de ganar las elecciones continuamente, de modo que aún no había tenido ocasión de ser ministro del gobierno. Su carrera militar había sido igual de mediocre. Había asistido a la academia de entrenamiento de oficiales del ejercito de Sandhurst, y pasó tres años con el regimiento de los Fusileros Galeses para convertirse en capitán. Tras su matrimonio abandonó la carrera militar, pero pasó a ser coronel honorífico de los Territorials de Gales del Sur. Lamentablemente, los coroneles honoríficos nunca ganaban medallas. Sin embargo, había algo de lo que sí se sentía orgulloso, pensaba mientras la locomotora de vapor avanzaba por los valles del sur del País de Gales: dos semanas más tarde, el rey en persona iba a pasar unos días en la casa de campo de Fitz. El rey Jorge V y el padre de Fitz habían sido compañeros en la Armada en su juventud. Recientemente, el rey había expresado su deseo de conocer qué era lo que pensaban sus súbditos más jóovenes, y Fitz había organizado una discreta velada en casa para que Su Majestad conociera a algunos de los más brillantes de su generación. En aquellos momentos, Fitz y su esposa, Bea, iban de camino a la mansión para terminar de disponerlo todo para la visita del monarca. Fitz sentía un gran apego por las tradiciones. No había nada en la historia de la humanidad capaz de rivalizar con la estabilidad que proporcionaba el orden establecido, basado en los cuatro estamentos de la sociedad: monarquía, aristocracia, comerciantes y campesinado. Sin embargo, al mirar por la ventanilla del tren, como en esos precisos momentos, veía que la sombra de una seria amenaza pendía sobre las costumbres tradicionales de la sociedad británica, una amenaza mayor que cualquiera de las que se hubiesen cernido sobre ella en los cuatrocientos años anteriores. Cubriendo por completo las laderas de los montes, otrora tan verdes, extendiéndose como una plaga de manchas grisáceas en las hojas de los rododendros, surgían las casas de los mineros del carbón. En aquellas mugrientas casuchas se hablaba de republicanismo, de ateísmo y de revolución. Solo había pasado un siglo más o menos desde que habían llevado a la nobleza francesa en carretas hasta la guillotina, y lo mismo ocurriría allí si algunos de aquellos mineros musculosos con la cara tiznada lograban salirse con la suya. Fitz estaría encantado de renunciar a las ganancias que obtenía del carbón, se dijo, con tal de que Gran Bretaña volviese a la sencillez de otros tiempos. La familia real era un poderoso bastión contra la insurrección. Sin embargo, además de hacerle sentirse orgulloso, la visita del monarca también le provocaba cierta inquietud, pues había muchas cosas que podían salir mal. Con la realeza, cualquier descuido podía ser una señal de negligencia y, por tanto, una falta de respeto. Hasta el último detalle del fin de semana sería comentado posteriormente, por los sirvientes de los visitantes a otros sirvientes y, de estos, a los señores de dichos sirvientes, por lo que todas las damas de la alta sociedad londinense acabarían sabiendo si, durante su estancia en Ty Gwyn, al rey la habían dado una almohada demasiado dura, una patata podrida o la botella de champán equivocada. El Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost de Fitz estaba esperándolos en la estación de ferrocarril de Aberowen. Se sentó junto a Bea y el chófer los condujo a lo largo de un kilómetro y medio hasta Ty Gwyn, su casa de campo. Estaba cayendo una llovizna fina pero pertinaz, como era habitual en Gales. «Ty Gwyn» significaba «Casa Blanca» en galés, pero el nombre había acabado resultando un tanto irónico porque, como todo lo demás en aquel rincón del mundo, el edificio estaba cubierto por una capa de polvo de carbón, y los bloques de piedra que en otros tiempos habían sido de un blanco inmaculado ofrecían en esos momentos un color gris oscuro que emborronaba las faldas de las señoras que, en un descuido, rozaban las paredes. Pese a todo, era un edificio manífico que llenaba a Fitz de orgullo a medida que el vehículo avanzaba por el camino de entrada a la casa. La mansión privada más grande de todo el País de Gales, Ty Gwyn contaba con doscientas habitaciones. Una vez, de pequeño, él y su hermana, Maud, contaron las ventanas hasta sumar un total de 523. Había sido construida por su abuelo, y en el diseño de las tres plantas se apreciaba una agradable armonía. Los ventanales de la planta noble eran altos y dejaban entrar una gran cantidad de luz en los majestuosos salones. En la planta superior había multitud de habitaciones de invitados, mientras que en la buhardilla se hallaban los innumerables dormitorios del esrvicio que, aun siendo minúsculos, eran evidentes por las largas hileras de lucernarios que poblaban los tejados en pendiente.

Winter of the World

Winter of the World is the second novel in Ken Follett's uniquely ambitious and deeply satisfying Century trilogy.

Author: Ken Follett

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 023076486X

Category: Fiction

Page: 832

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Winter of the World is the second novel in Ken Follett's uniquely ambitious and deeply satisfying Century trilogy. On its own or read in sequence with Fall of Giants and Edge of Eternity, this is a magnificent, spellbinding epic of global conflict and personal drama. A BATTLE OF IDEALS 1933, and at Cambridge, Lloyd Williams is drawn to irresistible socialite Daisy Peshkov, who represents everything that his left-wing family despise, but Daisy is more interested in aristocratic Boy Fitzherbert, a leading light of the British Union of Fascists. AN EVIL UPRISING Berlin is in turmoil. Eleven-year-old Carla von Ulrich struggles to understand the tensions disrupting her family as Hitler strengthens his grip on Germany. Many are resolved to oppose Hitler’s brutal regime – but are they willing to betray their country? A GLOBAL CONFLICT ON A SCALE NEVER SEEN BEFORE Shaken by the tyranny and the prospect of war, five interconnected families’ lives become ever more enmeshed. An international clash of military power and personal beliefs is sweeping the world, but what will this new war mean for those who must live through it?

Ken Follett World War II Thriller Collection

This collection of three books from the #1 New York Times bestselling master of World War II suspense includes “the most exciting novel in years” (Cincinnati Enquirer), about the espionage war between the British and the Nazis; “a ...

Author: Ken Follett

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101539291

Category: Fiction

Page: 144

View: 727

This collection of three books from the #1 New York Times bestselling master of World War II suspense includes “the most exciting novel in years” (Cincinnati Enquirer), about the espionage war between the British and the Nazis; “a very entertaining, very cinematic thriller” (Publishers Weekly) about a gang of female saboteurs behind German lines; and a “blitzkrieg-paced read” (People) about one man’s desperate mission to bring crucial intelligence to England.

Edge of Eternity

Ken Follett's extraordinary historical epic, the Century Trilogy, reaches its sweeping, passionate conclusion.

Author: Ken Follett

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0698160576

Category: Fiction

Page: 1120

View: 902

Ken Follett's extraordinary historical epic, the Century Trilogy, reaches its sweeping, passionate conclusion. In Fall of Giants and Winter of the World, Ken Follett followed the fortunes of five international families—American, German, Russian, English, and Welsh—as they made their way through the twentieth century. Now they come to one of the most tumultuous eras of all: the 1960s through the 1980s, from civil rights, assassinations, mass political movements, and Vietnam to the Berlin Wall, the Cuban Missile Crisis, presidential impeachment, revolution—and rock and roll. East German teacher Rebecca Hoffmann discovers she’s been spied on by the Stasi for years and commits an impulsive act that will affect her family for the rest of their lives. . . . George Jakes, the child of a mixed-race couple, bypasses a corporate law career to join Robert F. Kennedy's Justice Department and finds himself in the middle of not only the seminal events of the civil rights battle but a much more personal battle of his own. . . . Cameron Dewar, the grandson of a senator, jumps at the chance to do some official and unofficial espionage for a cause he believes in, only to discover that the world is a much more dangerous place than he'd imagined. . . . Dimka Dvorkin, a young aide to Nikita Khrushchev, becomes an agent both for good and for ill as the United States and the Soviet Union race to the brink of nuclear war, while his twin sister, Tanya, carves out a role that will take her from Moscow to Cuba to Prague to Warsaw—and into history. Look out for Ken's newest book, A Column of Fire, available now.

Ken Follett s Thundering Good Thrillers

Three classic historical spy thrillers from the master storyteller and bestselling author, Ken Follett.

Author: Ken Follett

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 1447219651

Category: Fiction

Page: 1254

View: 919

Three classic historical spy thrillers from the master storyteller and bestselling author, Ken Follett. Thundering Good Thrillers is a great value eBook bundle including three heart-stopping thrillers all set during World War II; featuring female Special Operations agents going undercover behind German lines (Jackdaws), Hitler's prize secret agent going behind Allied lines (Eye of the Needle) and an 18-year-old Dane who stumbles across a top secret German installation whose discovery could change the course of the war (Hornet Flight).

The Last Giants

*Levison Wood's documentary series on WALKING WITH ELEPHANTS is available to watch now on Channel 4* This book comes at a critical time.

Author: Levison Wood

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1529381142

Category: Nature

Page: 272

View: 990

*Levison Wood's documentary series on WALKING WITH ELEPHANTS is available to watch now on Channel 4* This book comes at a critical time. Fifty years ago, Africa was home to just over 1.3 million elephants, but by 1990 the number had halved. Meanwhile in the span of a lifetime, the human population has more than doubled. In Levison Wood's The Last Giants, he explores the rapid decline of one of the world's favourite animals. Filled with stories from his own time spent travelling with elephants in Africa, and documenting their migration in his Channel 4 series, Walking With Elephants, the book is a passionate wake-up call for this endangered species we take for granted. The Last Giants was written to inspire us all to act - to learn more and help save the species from permanent extinction.

The Age of Giants

Provides facts about dinosaurs, their history, their environment, and their extinction.

Author: Olivia Brookes

Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc

ISBN: 1615335188

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

View: 389

Provides facts about dinosaurs, their history, their environment, and their extinction.

The Shoulders Of Giants

The Fall of Barometric Pressure and the Rise of the Aerial Ship Father Francisco
de Lana Terzi , in 1670 a thirty - nine - year - old Jesuit science teacher , wasn ' t
interested so much in how solid bodies react in fluid . Nor did he concern himself
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Author: Phil Scott

Publisher: Perseus Books

ISBN:

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 337

View: 241

Explores the impact of flight on modern life while chronicling the history of manned flight from the eleventh century to World War I

The Evening and the Morning

From the bestselling author Ken Follett, The Evening and the Morning is a historical epic that will end where The Pillars of the Earth begins.

Author: Ken Follett

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 144727881X

Category: Fiction

Page: 1024

View: 778

From the bestselling author Ken Follett, The Evening and the Morning is a historical epic that will end where The Pillars of the Earth begins. A TIME OF CONFLICT It is 997 CE, the end of the Dark Ages, and England faces attacks from the Welsh in the west and the Vikings in the east. Life is hard, and those with power wield it harshly, bending justice according to their will – often in conflict with the king. With his grip on the country fragile and with no clear rule of law, chaos and bloodshed reign. THREE LIVES INTERTWINED Into this uncertain world three people come to the fore: a young boatbuilder, who dreams of a better future when a devastating Viking raid shatters the life that he and the woman he loves hoped for; a Norman noblewoman, who follows her beloved husband across the sea to a new land only to find her life there shockingly different; and a capable monk at Shiring Abbey, who dreams of transforming his humble abbey into a centre of learning admired throughout Europe. THE DAWN OF A NEW AGE Now, with England at the dawn of the Middle Ages, these three people will each come into dangerous conflict with a ruthless bishop, who will do anything to increase his wealth and power, in an epic tale of ambition and rivalry, death and birth, and love and hate. Thirty years ago we were introduced to Kingsbridge in The Pillars of the Earth, and now in this masterful prequel international bestseller Ken Follett will take us on a journey into a rich past, which will end where his masterpiece begins.

Media Management in the Age of Giants

Robert G. Picard, “The Rise and Fall of Communication Empires,” Journal
ofMedia Economics 9, no. 4 (1996): 23–24. 50. Benjamin M. Compaine, “Mergers
, Divestitures and the Internet: Is Ownership of the Media Industry Becoming Too
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Author: Dennis F. Herrick

Publisher: UNM Press

ISBN: 0826351646

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 416

View: 568

The emergence of giant media corporations has created a new era in mass communications. The world of media giants—with a focus on the bottom line—makes awareness of business and financial issues critical for everyone in the industry. This timely new edition of a popular and successful textbook introduces basic business concepts, terminology, history, and management theories in the context of contemporary events. It includes up-to-date information on technology and addresses the major problem facing media companies today: How can the news regain profitability in the digital age? Focusing on newspaper, television, and radio companies, Herrick fills his book with real-life examples, interviews with media managers, and case studies. In a time when all the rules are changing because of digital technology, conglomeration, and shifting consumer habits, this text is a vital tool for students and working journalists.


Hornet Flight

From the master storyteller, Ken Follett, Hornet Flight is a startling thriller set amidst the Danish Resistance.

Author: Ken Follett

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 0330466410

Category: Fiction

Page: 582

View: 537

From the master storyteller, Ken Follett, Hornet Flight is a startling thriller set amidst the Danish Resistance. Europe in Darkness 1941. The Nazis have Denmark in their vice-like grip, their malign presence corroding everything its inhabitants hold dear. Even the police betray their countrymen and work with the Gestapo to hunt down spies. A Glimmer of Hope In this hostile climate the Danish resistance discover a secret that could change the course of the war - proof of an advanced German radar installation that is causing catastrophic losses to Allied planes bringing the fight to Germany. A Dangerous Mission The resistance must get the information to the British and will have only one chance, using a near-derelict Hornet Moth bi-plane mouldering away in a church. If they succeed the balance of the war will be tipped in the Allies’ favour but failure will see them killed . . .

On the Shoulders of Giants

... they would fall off the 30 'Rhondalynn Korolak.

Author: Rhondalynn Korolak

Publisher: Imagineering Unlimited

ISBN: 9780980557800

Category: Self-Help

Page: 212

View: 520

You can either look for the "secret" ...or be one of the few who are LIVING it! On the Shoulders of Giants is more than just another book about how to develop a positive attitude or use the law of attraction. This fresh look at 33 pieces of timeless wisdom finally puts what you want most in life within easy reach. It's about what really works and WHY. Based on her struggle to rebuild her life after a senseless tragedy, the author brilliantly demonstrates how to make profound shifts in your life, work, finances, health, relationships, and more, whether you are going through a troubled time, or just looking for real ways to live better-much better! Learn how to: *Stop being so good at getting what you don't want*Understand how simple it is to get what you DO want*See how "Imagineering" a better life is the shortest path to living it*Fix what you think is wrong in your life-without changing a thing*Make simple choices that accelerate your success

Standing on the Shoulders of Giants

decline. and. fall. of. the. Roman. Empire. The historical connection between
Rome and Manchester goes all the way back to the heyday of the Roman Empire
. Manchester's residents even owe the Romans their name. In the year 79 AD the
 ...

Author: Søren Frank

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1408187434

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 288

View: 303

A unique thematic history of Manchester United from the club's creation as humble Newton Heath in 1878 to its status as the world's greatest football brand, this book gets to the essence of the heart and soul of the club. Key topics explored include the club's ability to rise from the ashes, commitment to youth, propensity for an adventurous style of football, glamour, and commercialization and aggressive marketing. An intelligent and thought-provoking narrative of Manchester United exploring its cultural history within the broader cultural framework of globalization, working class traditions, mythology and the Munich Air Disaster, and pop culture. Søren Frank introduces a football aesthetics that examines and discusses what sets Manchester United apart in regard to football philosophy. It contains microanalyses of some of the most fascinating matches or moments, as well as original portraits of some of the club's greatest players, all of this peppered with fascinating statistical facts in the club's history.

Bad Faith

"I now describe myself as a lapsed atheist. I still don’t believe in God, and I never take Communion. But I like going to church. My favourite service is choral evensong", Follett writes. "Why do I go?

Author: Ken Follett

Publisher: Edizioni Dehoniane Bologna

ISBN: 8810963598

Category: Religion

Page: 26

View: 896

"I now describe myself as a lapsed atheist. I still don’t believe in God, and I never take Communion. But I like going to church. My favourite service is choral evensong", Follett writes. "Why do I go? The architecture, the music, the words of the King James Bible, and the sense of sharing something with my neighbours all work together. What they create, for me, is a feeling of spiritual peace! Going to church soothes my soul."

Last of the Giants

Last of the Giants chronicles those giant animals and apex predators who have been pushed to extinction in the modern era.

Author: Jeff Campbell

Publisher: Zest Books

ISBN: 1942186045

Category: Young Adult Nonfiction

Page: 272

View: 887

Today, an ancient world is vanishing right before our eyes: the age of giant animals. Over 40,000 years ago, the earth was ruled by megafauna: mammoths and mastodons, saber-toothed tigers and giant sloths. Of course, those creatures no longer exist, due to the evolution and arrival of the wildly adaptive human species, among other factors. Many more of the world's biggest and baddest creatures - including the black rhino, the dodo, giant tortoises, and the great auk - have vanished since our world became truly global. Last of the Giants chronicles those giant animals and apex predators who have been pushed to extinction in the modern era.

Edge of Eternity Deluxe Edition

Ken Follett's extraordinary historical epic, the Century Trilogy, reaches its sweeping, passionate conclusion.

Author: Ken Follett

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0698196902

Category: Fiction

Page: 1120

View: 633

Ken Follett's extraordinary historical epic, the Century Trilogy, reaches its sweeping, passionate conclusion. In Fall of Giants and Winter of the World, Ken Follett followed the fortunes of five international families—American, German, Russian, English, and Welsh—as they made their way through the twentieth century. Now they come to one of the most tumultuous eras of all: the 1960s through the 1980s, from civil rights, assassinations, mass political movements, and Vietnam to the Berlin Wall, the Cuban Missile Crisis, presidential impeachment, revolution—and rock and roll. East German teacher Rebecca Hoffmann discovers she’s been spied on by the Stasi for years and commits an impulsive act that will affect her family for the rest of their lives. . . . George Jakes, the child of a mixed-race couple, bypasses a corporate law career to join Robert F. Kennedy's Justice Department and finds himself in the middle of not only the seminal events of the civil rights battle but a much more personal battle of his own. . . . Cameron Dewar, the grandson of a senator, jumps at the chance to do some official and unofficial espionage for a cause he believes in, only to discover that the world is a much more dangerous place than he'd imagined. . . . Dimka Dvorkin, a young aide to Nikita Khrushchev, becomes an agent both for good and for ill as the United States and the Soviet Union race to the brink of nuclear war, while his twin sister, Tanya, carves out a role that will take her from Moscow to Cuba to Prague to Warsaw—and into history.

On the Shoulders of Giants

For example, a pin lying on its side is stable, whereas a pin balanced on its tip is
unstable since it will always fall over (Figure 5). Children can develop sound
intuition about the notions of stable and unstable systems, and indeed for the
typical ...

Author: National Research Council

Publisher: National Academies Press

ISBN: 0309084490

Category: Education

Page: 240

View: 215

What mathematics should be learned by today's young people as well as tomorrow's workforce? On the Shoulders of Giants is a vision of richness of mathematics expressed in essays on change, dimension, quantity, shape, and uncertainty, each of which illustrate fundamental strands for school mathematics. These essays expand on the idea of mathematics as the language and science of patterns, allowing us to realize the importance of providing hands-on experience and the development of a curriculum that will enable students to apply their knowledge to diverse numerical problems.