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By Ofer Nur
Between 1920 and 1922, hundreds of members of the Hashomer Hatzair youth movement left the defunct Habsburg Monarchy and sailed to Palestine, where a small group of members of the movement established Upper Bitania, one of the communities that laid the foundation for Israel's kibbutz movement. Their social experiment lasted...
Between the years 1550 and 1650, Italy''s Jewish intellectuals created a unique and enduring synthesis of the great literary and philosophical heritage of the Andalusian Jews and the Renaissance`s renewal of perspective. This book explores the complex relations between Jews and the world that surrounded them during this critical period...
By Gerry Bailey
Leo teaches his cat Pallas all about cubes by applying his knowledge of geometry to their Stone Age world. Funny illustrations and stories provide a humorous introduction to math concepts. Information boxes accompany each story to explore how scientists, architects, and artists have all been inspired by the cubes form...
This book offers an introduction to mean curvature flow, including the short time existence result, using the signed distance function. It features a detailed study of minimal barriers and their regularizations for mean curvature flow.
Examines the work of 23 historians of the last 2,400 years, from Thucydides to Jared Diamond, who describe the rise and decline of nations and civilizations. The key question of the book is whether the reasons that explain the rise, decline, and fall of other civilizations could apply to the...
Edited by two leading experts in education reform, this absorbing volume brings together twelve teaching cases on urban school governance developed specifically for training school boards and district leaders. The cases illustrate major shifts in district-wide reform, from traditional, hierarchical, compliance-driven bureaucracies to high-performing, student-centred systems.
By Lee Teitel
Based on the trending school improvement system, this book shares ways schools can implement instructional rounds on a smaller scale. This allows teachers to learn from one another while improving the overall educational infrastructure.