Goldfarb shares the powerful story about one of the world's most influential species.

Author: Ben Goldfarb

Publisher: Chelsea Green Publishing

ISBN: 9781603587396

Category: Beavers

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In Eager, environmental journalist Ben Goldfarb reveals that our modern idea of what a healthy landscape looks like and how it functions is wrong, distorted by the fur trade that once trapped out millions of beavers from North America's lakes and rivers. The consequences of losing beavers were profound: streams eroded, wetlands dried up, and species from salmon to swans lost vital habitat. Today, a growing coalition of "Beaver Believers"--including scientists, ranchers, and passionate citizens--recognizes that ecosystems with beavers are far healthier, for humans and non-humans alike, than those without them. From the Nevada deserts to the Scottish highlands, Believers are now hard at work restoring these industrious rodents to their former haunts. Eager is a powerful story about one of the world's most influential species, how North America was colonized, how our landscapes have changed over the centuries, and how beavers can help us fight drought, flooding, wildfire, extinction, and the ravages of climate change. Ultimately, it's about how we can learn to coexist, harmoniously and even beneficially, with our fellow travelers on this planet.

Eager Star

Star tossed his head and didn't want to walk, but I noticed something else. He
hardly sweated, even though the afternoon got hot. Nervous horses lather up a
sweat even in cold weather, but not Eager Star. “You're not nervous, are you, boy

Author: Dandi Daley Mackall

Publisher: Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.

ISBN: 9781414364148

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 208

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Twelve-year-old Winnie Willis has a way with horses. She can gentle the wildest mare, but other parts of her life don't always come as easily. Along with her dad and sister, Lizzy, Winnie is learning how to live without her mom, who was also a natural horse gentler. As Winnie teaches her horses about unconditional love and blind trust, God shows Winnie that he can be trusted too. Readers will be hooked on the series' vivid characters, whose quirky personalities fill Winnie's life with friendship and adventure. In #2 Eager Star, Winnie learns something about people as well as horses when she begins to value the power of praise and encouragement.

Eager to Learn

http://www.nap.edu/catalog/9745.html 86 EAGER TO LEARN TABLE 3-7
Percentage Distribution of First-Time Kindergartners by the Frequency with
Which Parents Say They Persist at a Task, Are Eager to Learn New Things, and
Are Creative ...

Author: National Research Council

Publisher: National Academies Press

ISBN: 9780309068369

Category: Education

Page: 468

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Clearly babies come into the world remarkably receptive to its wonders. Their alertness to sights, sounds, and even abstract concepts makes them inquisitive explorers--and learners--every waking minute. Well before formal schooling begins, children's early experiences lay the foundations for their later social behavior, emotional regulation, and literacy. Yet, for a variety of reasons, far too little attention is given to the quality of these crucial years. Outmoded theories, outdated facts, and undersized budgets all play a part in the uneven quality of early childhood programs throughout our country. What will it take to provide better early education and care for our children between the ages of two and five? Eager to Learn explores this crucial question, synthesizing the newest research findings on how young children learn and the impact of early learning. Key discoveries in how young children learn are reviewed in language accessible to parents as well as educators: findings about the interplay of biology and environment, variations in learning among individuals and children from different social and economic groups, and the importance of health, safety, nutrition and interpersonal warmth to early learning. Perhaps most significant, the book documents how very early in life learning really begins. Valuable conclusions and recommendations are presented in the areas of the teacher-child relationship, the organization and content of curriculum, meeting the needs of those children most at risk of school failure, teacher preparation, assessment of teaching and learning, and more. The book discusses: Evidence for competing theories, models, and approaches in the field and a hard look at some day-to-day practices and activities generally used in preschool. The role of the teacher, the importance of peer interactions, and other relationships in the child's life. Learning needs of minority children, children with disabilities, and other special groups. Approaches to assessing young children's learning for the purposes of policy decisions, diagnosis of educational difficulties, and instructional planning. Preparation and continuing development of teachers. Eager to Learn presents a comprehensive, coherent picture of early childhood learning, along with a clear path toward improving this important stage of life for all children.

Eager to Love

Author: Richard Rohr

Publisher: Franciscan Media

ISBN: 9781616367022

Category: Religion

Page: 320

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Francis of Assisi is one of the most beloved of all saints. Both traditional and entirely revolutionary, he was a paradox. He was at once down to earth and reaching toward heaven, grounded in the rich history of the Church while moving toward a new understanding of the world beyond. Globally recognized as an ecumenical teacher, Richard Rohr started out—and remains—a Franciscan friar. The loving, inclusive life and preaching of Francis of Assisi make him a recognizable and beloved saint across many faith traditions. He was, as Rohr notes, “a master of ‘making room for it’ and letting go of that which was tired or empty.” Francis found an “alternative way” to follow Jesus, one that disregarded power and privilege and held fast to the narrow path of the Gospel. Rohr helps us look beyond the birdbath image of the saint to remind us of the long tradition founded on his revolutionary, radical, and life-changing embrace of the teachings of Jesus. Rohr draws on Scripture, insights from psychology, and literary and artistic references, to weave together an understanding of the tradition as first practiced by St. Francis. Rohr shows how his own innovative theology is firmly grounded in the life and teaching of this great saint and provides a perspective on how his alternative path to the divine can deepen and enrich our spiritual lives. The audio edition of this book can be downloaded via Audible.

Eager Eagles

Author: Martin Bowman

Publisher: Stackpole Books

ISBN: 9780811713092

Category: History

Page: 256

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Story of the early years of the U.S. Eighth Air Force Dramatic firsthand descriptions of World War II in the air The U.S.'s first encounters with the Luftwaffe and Nazi air defenses

An Eager Child


Publisher: WestBow Press

ISBN: 9781449742973

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 100

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Even her Mama asks, "Where does Ovidie get these ideas?" We can ask that, too, of this fine-spirited, industrious youngster growing up in an obscure mountain area of Norway in the late 1800s, on a centuries-old farm, with a seemingly unchanging centuries old lifestyle. For Ovidie’s hard-working parents, who have already raised three now-grown children, life is sufficient and good. So, what’s there to change? They are untiring as they provide for the family in a faith-based, self-contained environment. Theirs is a caring home, a home where everyone has a role and a goal. Ovidie is the youngest, a strong-willed and thoroughly adored child; she has her role and fulfills it with diligence. And, yes, indeed, she has a goal, too, although it’s her secret. Delightful to read and highly illustrated, this storybook is written as Ovidie lived—simply but with purpose. Enjoy the stories of Ovidie’s growing up eager, and let messages from Ovidie’s journey of life-lessons learned on the farm emerge from between the lines for reflection. Ponder the wonder of how we are influenced by the lives and decisions of our forbearers.

One Eager Bride To Go

Pamela Burford. Pamela Burford ONE EAGER BRIDE TO GO Pamela Burford.

Author: Pamela Burford

Publisher: Harlequin

ISBN: 9781459217973

Category: Fiction

Page: 224

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The Wedding Ring: Four high school friends and a pact—every girl marries her ideal man by thirty or be prepared for matchmaking. The Bride-to-Be: Sunny Bleecker, a woman who has waited tables at Wafflemania for twelve years…and waited the same amount of time for her knight in shining armor to rescue her from that. She's still waiting… The Prospective Groom: Kirk Larsen is starting a new life in his old home town. Between teaching and raising a toddler, he's not really looking for romance, but being with Sunny is as easy as it was twelve years ago. Almost. The Hitch: Sunny is dubious when The Wedding Ring fixes her up with her high school sweetheart, but her doubts soon evaporate. Sunny's suddenly walking on air, dreaming of a white picket fence and a passel of kids, but she's about to come down to earth with a crash. Because Kirk has news that she doesn't want to hear…

Eager to be Roman

Author: Jesper Majbom Madsen

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9781472519733

Category: History

Page: 240

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Eager to be Roman is an important investigation into the ways in which the population of Pontus et Bithynia, a Greek province in the northwestern part of Asia Minor (on the southern shore of the Black Sea), engaged culturally with the Roman Empire. Scholars have long presented Greek provincials as highly attached to their Hellenic background and less affected by Rome's influence than Spaniards, Gauls or Britons. More recent studies have acknowledged that some elements of Roman culture and civic life found their way into Greek communities and that members of the Greek elite obtained Roman citizen rights and posts in the imperial administration, though for purely pragmatic reasons. Drawing on a detailed investigation of literary works and epigraphic evidence, Jesper Madsen demonstrates that Greek intellectuals and members of the local elite in this province were in fact keen to identify themselves as Roman, and that imperial connections and Roman culture were prestigious in the eyes of their Greek readers and fellow-citizens.

Eager Eagles 1941 Summer 1943

Author: Martin W. Bowman

Publisher: Pen and Sword

ISBN: 9781473843059

Category: History

Page: 210

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Using narrative accounts and new insights this book catalogues the dramatic and first-hand oral testimonies of the US Army Air Corps' bomber crews of the newly created Eighth Air Force that became stationed in East Anglia in 1942. It begins with shock of the unannounced Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor and how it affected the young men who were destined to fly and fight in Europe. American troops, or GIs as they were known because of their own derisive term of 'General Issue', began arriving in war-weary Britain in the months immediately after Pearl Harbor. Bomber and fighter groups made an especial impact. The young Americans with their well-cut uniforms, new accents and money, created a colourful heroic chapter in the lives of the British people that is still remembered today. The Americans and the villagers and townsfolk of East Anglia shared a close attachment that only wartime can create. England between 1942-45 was a battle front. The civilians were all involved in the war effort - as shipyard and factory workers, Red Cross and Land Army, farmers and firemen. Above all they were stubborn, determined fighters who had already endured more than three years of war. Into these lives came the sights and sounds - particularly the jargon - of the Americans, unprepared for the difficulties of flying in Britain's and Northern Europe's unpredictable and difficult weather. It is the story of the American's first encounters with the Luftwaffe, heavy Nazi air defences and the wartime strictures that Britain had already endured for three years. These are their memories.

Sexy Single and Searching Eager Eligible and Alaskan

Author: Lori Wilde

Publisher: Harlequin

ISBN: 9781460374856

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

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The Bachelors of Bear Creek, Alaska, better watch out! Sexy, Single and Searching by Lori Wilde Devil in a blue dress… Thanks to her conniving great-aunts, shy Cammie Jo Lockhart has won a trip to Alaska to meet the bachelor of her dreams. Only problem—she doesn't think she's adventurous enough to tame the local "wildlife." Until she receives a special charm and becomes glamour gal Camryn Josephine—a femme fatale who is more than ready to show local playboy pilot Mack McCaulley that he's met his match! Eager, Eligible and Alaskan by Lori Wilde Did you say hot sex? Thanks to a shipboard hypnotist, those very words transform prim-and-proper heiress Sarah Stanhope into Sexy Sadie the stripper. Easygoing Jake Gerard has no idea what he's walked into when he rescues a boa-clad woman from a man dressed as Pepe Le Pew. But as the feathers fly and passions ignite, this very eligible bachelor vows to show Sadie he wants more than just hot sex…but marriage, as well!


Their much-loved, old-fashioned robot, Grumps, is running down and can’t be repaired, so a scientist friend loans them EGR3, an experimental new robot to help Grumps. EGR3, known as Eager, learns from his experiences, as a child would.

Author: Helen Fox

Publisher: Yearling

ISBN: 0307522342

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 288

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It's the end of the 21st century where technocrats rule and robots take care of humans’ every need. Your house watches you, knows your secrets, and talks to you. And your closest friend can be—a machine? Gavin Bell and his teenage sister Fleur come from a middle-class family. Their much-loved, old-fashioned robot, Grumps, is running down and can’t be repaired, so a scientist friend loans them EGR3, an experimental new robot to help Grumps. EGR3, known as Eager, learns from his experiences, as a child would. He feels emotions—wonder, excitement, and loss. When the ultra high-tech, eerily human BDC4 robots begin to behave suspiciously, Eager and the Bells are drawn into a great adventure that is sometimes dark and often humorous. As Eager’s extraordinary abilities are tested to the limit, he will try to find the answer to this question: What does it mean to be alive? From the Hardcover edition.

Eager Street

Eager Street: A Life on the Corner and Behind Bars tells the story of Tray's rise to and fall from power in Baltimore's violent drug world.

Author: Arlando "Tray" Jones


ISBN: 1934074454

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 316

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Born in Baltimore during the summer of 1968, Arlando "Tray" Jones, III, arrived in a world scarred by race riots that left Eager Street clouded by smoke and charred storefronts looted clean. One result of these tumultuous times was a spike in East Baltimore's drug trade, a business that Tray himself entered twelve short years later. Eager Street: A Life on the Corner and Behind Bars tells the story of Tray's rise to and fall from power in Baltimore's violent drug world. The tidal wave of drug culture and addiction washed over Tray, his family, and friends and often blurred the difference between who was good and who was evil. Young Tray was eager to make money. He was eager to gain respect. He was eager for discipline and direction, freedom and security. However, all these aspirations changed in a flash of gun fire. By the age of fourteen, Tray had become the trigger-man for one of East Baltimore's busiest dealers. By seventeen, he was tried and sentenced to life for murder. Written while in prison, Eager Street captures all the misery-raw and authentic-Tray has experienced as a direct cause of his decisions and actions. Eager Street is his story.

Eager Spring

A member of the Inklings, an Oxford group of scholars, Barfield's thinking informed the writings of C.S. Lewis and J.R.R Tolkien, among others. Eager Spring is Barfield's 'eco-novella', written when the author was almost 90.

Author: Owen Barfield

Publisher: Barfield Press UK

ISBN: UOM:39015080841656

Category: Fiction

Page: 143

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A young academic is drawn towards activism when she is increasingly troubled by the growing threat of biocides. Through Virginia Brooke, Barfield charts the mental and spiritual journey of a thinking person - and, by extension, of all thinking persons - faced with "the need for action and the obligation to take it". From environmental thriller to Iron Age settlement, domestic estrangement and the alienation of Man from Nature, Barfield's last work of fiction will continue to delight admirers and provoke a fresh generation of thinkers. Owen Barfield is one of the twentieth century's most significant philosophers. He is widely known for his explorations of human consciousness, the history of language, the origins of poetic effect, and cross-disciplinary thought. A member of the Inklings, an Oxford group of scholars, Barfield's thinking informed the writings of C.S. Lewis and J.R.R Tolkien, among others. Eager Spring is Barfield's 'eco-novella', written when the author was almost 90.

The Eager Detective

No surprise then that bloody murder and detective noir stories have been known throughout the ages. This one here is about a private detective too eager, for his own good.

Author: Andre Michael Pietroschek

Publisher: BookRix

ISBN: 9783748718666

Category: Fiction

Page: 25

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Artists, world-wide, are a special kinda people, avant-garde, open-minded, and capable of feeding from trashcans one moment, and rising to shine the proverbial bauble the next! To some artists may just be glorified prostitutes, to others they are geniuses, or lazy folks prone to fall for any kind of substance abuse. But fact is artists have always been a special 'in-between' social class to the people. In touch with politics, sometimes religion, and often targets of organized crime. No surprise then that bloody murder and detective noir stories have been known throughout the ages. This one here is about a private detective too eager, for his own good. It is a long-hours effort to revive an expired copyright story I enjoyed myself. It plays in the golden age of the genre, the 1940's, with America at war to stop Hitler's monstrosities in Europe and a Tenno gone tyrant in the Pacific. I tried very hard to combine a classic streak, a fitting prose, and some humor here, all in time-efficient minimalism to enjoy reading it on tablet, or smartphone kinda screens!

The Eager Beaver Has Autism

How do you explain to your youngest child that his big brother is different?

Author: Joyce Hanbark

Publisher: BoD - Books on Demand

ISBN: 9789176998311


Page: 5

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How do you explain to your youngest child that his big brother is different? Or for a friend in school you'd love to keep, but think it's a bit difficult? How do you explain your child's strange behavior? And finally.... How do you tell your child why he / she is not like everyone else? [Elib].
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Freddy the Eager Fundraiser

Freddy finds out about the devastating 2015 earthquake in Nepal from his family and hears how his Dad had survived one in India.

Author: Swapnil Mishra

Publisher: Epigram Books

ISBN: 9789811700590

Category: Juvenile Fiction


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Freddy finds out about the devastating 2015 earthquake in Nepal from his family and hears how his Dad had survived one in India. Moved by the plight of the earthquake victims, Freddy wants to contribute to his middle school’s fundraiser with the Singapore Red Cross; he and his brother work on household chores for pay and attempt to set up a lemonade stand, but Freddy feels it is too small a contribution. Discouraged and about to give up, Freddy is inspired by a young girl selling cookies at his inter-class football game and decides to give it a second run. Inspired by his younger brother Ray, who plays the ukulele, Freddy calls on his friends, family, and colleagues of his parents to set up a fundraiser/awareness fair within two weeks, battling and surmounting challenges along the way.

Ready Eager and Prepared Every Recall R E A P E R

War with North Korea and the U.S. is inevitable but, the question of when still remains to be answered.

Author: Mike Fulbright

Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc

ISBN: 9781365424489

Category: Fiction


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War with North Korea and the U.S. is inevitable but, the question of when still remains to be answered. But, there are those who don't believe it, including Captain Beckman, the unqualified, disillusioned, crippled to high for crutches, Commander of Rebel Station, a communications site established on a hill top 50 miles south of the DMZ. A new Sergeant, Anderson, arrives from stateside and immediately has his hands full trying to convince the inexperienced Captain that his unbelief will lead to the death of everyone on that hill, but, to no avail. The men of the "Reapers," will be faced with a life and death struggle with life being the choice. But, will they survive? Will the defiant Anderson be able to prepare his men in time, or will they become the next group of members to enter the Tomb of The Unknown Soldier.