Monthly Archives: July 2013

Colin Clark Releases New Book that Adds Further Review of Math Concepts

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Dog Ear Publishing releases “Math Overboard! (Basic Math for Adults) Part 2: Trigonometry, Logarithms, Probability and Statistics” by Colin Clark.

A former university mathematics professors explains and reviews school math concepts in this new book released by Dog Ear Publishing that’s designed to remove gaps in mathematical training.

Learning math involves more than simply memorizing calculation techniques that are easily forgotten. Instead, mathematics lessons must include solving problems to achieve greater comprehension, notes a professor emeritus of mathematics in a new followup to his book “Math Overboard! (Basic Math for Adults) Part 1.” This latest book picks up the discussion Colin Clark began in the previous volume, focusing on higher-level concepts like trigonometry, logarithms, complex numbers, and probability and statistics.

Clark designed “Math Overboard! (Basic Math for Adults) Part 2” to help adult students remove gaps in their mathematical training and memory so they can succeed in advanced, college-level courses. His detailed, easy-to-read descriptions of math concepts and equations offer a straightforward way to learn about such things as solving triangles, rotations in a plane, permutations and combinations, vectors and the Euclidean algorithm. Review problems in each chapter allow students to focus their studies on specific areas of math where they fall short.

Mathematics students will appreciate the detailed index that includes references to the first book, as well as extensive sample problems. The author’s descriptions of real-world uses of math in such fields as technology, finance, economics and science show the relevance of knowing math concepts inside and out. Solutions to review problems, an explanation of mathematical proofs, a listing of the Greek alphabet and a glossary of math symbols round out this invaluable resource for those interested in higher-level mathematics.

Author Colin Clark, professor emeritus of mathematics at the University of British Columbia, was inspired to write this book thanks to students who tried – and sometimes failed – to grasp calculus owing to gaps in understanding their earlier education. In addition to the first “Math Overboard!” book, Clark wrote “Mathematical Bioeconomics – The Mathematics of Conservation” and “Dynamic State-Variable Models in Ecology. He and his wife, Janet, live in a suburb of Vancouver in British Columbia, Canada.

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For additional information, please visit www.mathoverboard.com.

Math Overboard! (Basic Math for Adults) Part 2: Trigonometry, Logarithms, Probability and Statistics

Colin Clark

Dog Ear Publishing

ISBN: 978-1-4575-1808-9                        326 pages                        $25 US

Available at Ingram, Amazon.com, Barnes & Noble and fine bookstores everywhere.

About Dog Ear Publishing, LLC

Dog Ear Publishing offers completely customized self-publishing services for independent authors. We provide cost-effective, fast, and highly profitable services to publish and distribute independently published books. Our book publishing and distribution services reach worldwide. Dog Ear authors retain all rights and complete creative control throughout the entire self-publishing process. Self-publishing services are available globally at dogearpublishing.net and from our offices in Indianapolis.

Dog Ear Publishing – self-publishing that actually makes sense.

New Children’s Picture Book by Regina Allen-Wilson Gives Lesson in Friendship

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Dog Ear Publishing releases “Bobo and the Pooch” by Regina Allen-Wilson.

Two young animals – very different from each other – learn the valuable lesson of friendship in this new book released by Dog Ear Publishing.

An unexpected encounter has lasting effects on a bear cub and a puppy in this new children’s book that shows how two unique individuals can become best friends. Bobo, a lonely bear cub, explores a new side of the woods where he lives and sees a strange animal named Pooch. He is afraid to get close to the friendly puppy because they seem so different, but once Bobo overcomes his fears, something unexpected happens.

 “Bobo and the Pooch” tells the story of these two unlikely friends, who begin to play, chasing each other and exploring the woods where Bobo lives. Despite their different lives, such as Bobo having to help hunt for his food while Pooch does not, they soon learn they share many things and become best friends. Simple, child-friendly illustrations by Abdul M-Shakoor add to the charm of this picture book that offers a gentle lesson in the importance of friendship and learning about someone who is different. Discussion questions on the last page allow parents to reinforce what children learn while reading the book together.

Award-winning author Regina Allen-Wilson has loved writing since she was a child. Recent books share her concerns for today’s youth, covering such topics as self-esteem and embracing our unique differences. The book’s main character was inspired by the author’s mother’s teddy bear named Bobo.

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For additional information, please visit www.boboandthepooch.com.

Bobo and the Pooch

Regina Allen-Wilson

Dog Ear Publishing

ISBN: 978-1-4575-2084-6                        26 pages                        $12 US

ISBN: 978-1-4575-2132-4                        Ebook                        $7.99 US

Available at Ingram, Amazon.com, Barnes & Noble and fine bookstores everywhere.

About Dog Ear Publishing, LLC

Dog Ear Publishing offers completely customized self-publishing services for independent authors. We provide cost-effective, fast, and highly profitable services to publish and distribute independently published books. Our book publishing and distribution services reach worldwide. Dog Ear authors retain all rights and complete creative control throughout the entire self-publishing process. Self-publishing services are available globally at dogearpublishing.net and from our offices in Indianapolis.

Dog Ear Publishing – self-publishing that actually makes sense.

A new picture book helps parents gently introduce an important topic

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Dog Ear Publishing releases “Siggy and the Bullies” by Blanche R. Dudley.

 

Siggy and the Bullies is a charming adventure with an important message about bullying for young children. When chased by bullies, Siggy’s quick thinking and talent for imitations help him turn the tables on his pursuers and win the admiration of his friends and adopted family. This deceptively simple tale contains powerful lessons of what to do in the face of bullying behavior.

 

Drawing on her education and experience, Dudley created discussion questions, included in the book, to help parents and other caregivers teach kids what bullying is and how to respond. The questions will also help educators use the book in a school environment to teach anti-bullying lessons.

 

A former educator and 1985 West Virginia Teacher of the Year, Dr. Dudley earned a Doctorate in Education at West Virginia University.  “I wrote my dissertation on enhancing the self-esteem of middle school children.  I draw on that for the substance of the lessons behind Siggy’s adventures.”

 

Now living in Reston, Virginia, she found further inspiration close to home. “As I watched the birds in my back yard, I started to see how I could use them to create stories about bullying and self-esteem for younger readers. There are not many books for this age group that address these issues in practical terms. Besides all that, children tell me they think the stories are really fun!”

 

Siggy and the Bullies

Written by: Blanche R. Dudley, Ed.D.

Illustrated by: Lawrence Reynolds

Dog Ear Publishing

ISBN:  978-145751-994-9

 

 

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New Book by J.R. Tipirneni Shows Path to Peace, Prosperity and Happiness.

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Dog Ear Publishing releases “Avatar’s Message for Peace, Prosperity & Happiness” by J.R. Tipirneni.

The author details teachings of Sri Sathya Sai Baba, who promotes peace, prosperity and happiness with practice of love and truth, in this new book released by Dog Ear Publishing.

A new era will soon begin, known as a Golden Age, and the faithful will lead movement to bring about peace and prosperity. That’s the message at the center of this new book by author J.R. Tipirneni, a follower of the avatar Sri Sathya Sai Baba (God Incarnate). Devotees call Him Swami, who declared in 2011 that His mission is to recharge mother earth for two years and then initiate the new age, known as Sai Ram Raj starting 2013.   His mission is to transform human mind and elevate mankind to a higher conscious plane starting 2036. (These divine vibrations originating from Bharat must have confused Mayans and declared the end of the world in December 2012). It is made clear here to avoid confusion.

“Avatar’s Message for Peace, Prosperity & Happiness” book explains the paradox of why so many residents of Bharat (pious name for India) live in poverty yet so many Avatars are born there. The writer’s research into divinity led him to Sai Baba, “the Guru of gurus.” Tipirneni believes that Swami was more than an avatar – He was a manifestation of divinity as explained in Sanathana Dharma (ancient wisdom), representing all faiths, despite their different cultures and paths; and yet recognized by their common goal: universal peace, prosperity and love. Sai Baba urged his students to follow his teachings and start universal love, help those in distress and participate in the coming age. He also declared that His mission will not fail and it is final.

The book synthesizes Eastern knowledge and Western methodology, detailing mind boggling miracles manifested by Sai Baba to confirm His glory, power and His authority on divinity connecting humanity. “The indisputable connection between the divine and the mundane world has become very clear to me,” the author writes. “Universal love quenches all evils”. “Human values (truth, love, right conduct, non-violence and peace) and service is to be practiced.” Service and broad-mindedness promote Unity. Every person must practice Unity and Purity to develop divinity. It generates positive cosmic energy and elevates every one’s conscious to the highest level enhancing the present world order status after eliminating evil qualities, selfishness and excessive greed. Bharat must re-learn the divine techniques, they forgot as explained in the book. Then Bharat will regain the past glory and then teach the knowledge to the world for a long lasting permanent peace. In short, it is combining the best of divinity and the best of mundane world.  “Know thyself”.

Author Jagadeswara Rao Tipirneni, born in Andhra Pradesh, India, came to the United States in 1969 as a student to study engineering, began working and eventually settled there. He spent more than10 years working on his own inner transformation, which includes gems of wisdom extracted from swami’s teachings, discourses and from the monthly magazine “Sanathana Sarathi.”

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For additional information, please visit www.avatarsmessage.com.

Avatar’s Message for Peace, Prosperity & Happiness

J.R. Tipirneni

Dog Ear Publishing

ISBN: 978-1-4575-1524-8                     224 pages                    $14.95 US

Available at Ingram, Amazon.com, Barnes & Noble and fine bookstores everywhere.

About Dog Ear Publishing, LLC

Dog Ear Publishing offers completely customized self-publishing services for independent authors. We provide cost-effective, fast, and highly profitable services to publish and distribute independently published books. Our book publishing and distribution services reach worldwide. Dog Ear authors retain all rights and complete creative control throughout the entire self-publishing process. Self-publishing services are available globally at dogearpublishing.net and from our offices in Indianapolis.

Dog Ear Publishing – self-publishing that actually makes sense.

New Fiction Release by Avery Mann Action-Packed Thriller of Witches and Unlikely Terrorists Set in a Coastal Village of Marin County and Salzburg, Austria

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Dog Ear Publishing releases “Angel Landing” by Avery Mann.

This new novel published by Dog Ear Publishing is the story of Angel Landing, a composite Marin coastal community whose newest resident is a retired government agent, Mark Jamison. Seeking respite from his health and marital problems, Mark quickly finds himself embroiled in adventures that threaten everything he has come to accept in his life and career.

Mark Jamison is a former government agent and think tank director, seeking a change in climate to deal with his breathing issues. Angel Landing, a beautiful coastal community in California, seems to be the ideal location for his health and relaxation, and it provides the distance he needs to reassess his longtime marriage to his wife, Sarah. As this new novel reveals, however, this cozy town is anything but restful, and Mark is quickly pulled back into intrigue.

Mark’s neighbors are, to say the least, unusual, and his natural curiosity overcomes his need for relaxation; soon, Mark is targeted by a sect of Wiccans seeking a method of reproduction that does not require the use of males. In the middle of this adventure, the government reenlists its old agent to investigate nuclear devices that they fear might have passed through the Golden Gate. Mark’s nose for trouble lands himself and Sarah into life-threatening danger, and Mark fears this might be his last exploit after all. Will Mark be able to reach his contact to inform her of the potential nuclear crisis? Will it be the final end of male dominance or mutually assured destruction of all? Can Mark and Sarah escape to save themselves and the planet?

“Angel Landing” is a riveting yarn filled with adventure, intrigue, and romance, and a lot of original thinking about some the biggest issues facing the world. Mark Jamison is a man whose inquisitive nature lands him into trouble, and Mark’s propensity for trouble will keep readers wanting more.

Author Avery Mann’s lifelong experience as a think tank director, diplomat and advisor to the government provides him with ample fodder for his fiction work, part of his new series of Mark Jamison adventures.

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For additional information, please visit averymannbooks.com.

 

Angel Landing

Avery Mann

Dog Ear Publishing

ISBN: 978-14575-1984-0                        132 pages                        $14.95 US

Available at Ingram, Amazon.com, Barnes & Noble and fine bookstores everywhere.

About Dog Ear Publishing, LLC
Dog Ear Publishing offers completely customized self-publishing services for independent authors. We provide cost-effective, fast, and highly profitable services to publish and distribute independently published books. Our book publishing and distribution services reach worldwide. Dog Ear authors retain all rights and complete creative control throughout the entire self-publishing process. Self-publishing services are available globally at dogearpublishing.net and from our offices in Indianapolis.
Dog Ear Publishing – self-publishing that actually makes sense.

One Man’s Journey through Faith brings Unexpected Ministry; Norman Smith Releases New Book

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Dog Ear Publishing releases “Searching for the Norm: A Spiritual Odyssey” by Norman Smith.

A retired teacher and former pastor shares his journey of faith in this new book released by Dog Ear Publishing.

Growing up as the son of hard-working, dirt-poor Okie migrant workers in the era of the Depression, the Dust Bowl and World War II left its mark on author Norman Smith, as did settling into Modesto with his family and being introduced to fundamentalism. In this new book, Smith narrates his pilgrimage searching for the normative live of a Christian and detailing the reasons for the paths he took along the way.

 “Searching for the Norm: A Spiritual Odyssey” shares details about Smith’s parents. His mother’s mother was a full-blooded Cherokee or Choctaw Indian, and his father spent time with a Cherokee family while healing from a broken hip. They met after they became Christians through the Holiness movement. Smith pulls no punches in describing the hardship of his early days, when the family barely survived, and moving out at age 17, but he shares with equal detail happier times living in Modesto and the joy of a public library. As his professional and personal lives settle down, Smith has time to ponder bigger questions in life, like his faith.

As he points out, following Jesus “is a deceptively easy-sounding command, until we eventually realize he was going to the cross. He bids us do the same. How we do so is a treatise all in itself.” Smith learns to see Christianity and God’s love in daily life, both in the classroom and working with carpenters. When Smith retires, he gains an unexpected chance to serves as interim senior pastor of his church, Bethel Christian Church, and later as its pastor. Those years of service bring new insights into his ever-expanding experiences with fellow Christians. Smith’s opportunity for ministry doesn’t end when he leaves Bethel, and ultimately he discovers a faith that aligns with his deeply ingrained Protestant roots and his new understanding of Christianity.

Author Norman Smith is a confessed reader, enjoying just about anything. He worked as a union carpenter, was a high school teacher (mainly American and English literature) for more than 30 years and became a full-time minister. He and his wife, Ruth, enjoy traveling.

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For additional information, please visit normsmithbooks.com.

Searching for the Norm: A Spiritual Odyssey

Norman Smith

Dog Ear Publishing

ISBN: 978-1-4575-1929-1                        344 pages                        $18.95 US

Available at Ingram, Amazon.com, Barnes & Noble and fine bookstores everywhere.

About Dog Ear Publishing, LLC

Dog Ear Publishing offers completely customized self-publishing services for independent authors. We provide cost-effective, fast, and highly profitable services to publish and distribute independently published books. Our book publishing and distribution services reach worldwide. Dog Ear authors retain all rights and complete creative control throughout the entire self-publishing process. Self-publishing services are available globally at dogearpublishing.net and from our offices in Indianapolis.

Dog Ear Publishing – self-publishing that actually makes sense.

Darlene Frances DeAngelo Brings Prohibition Era to Life in Debut Thriller

coverDeAngeloProhibition brings greed, corruption, murder and intrigue to a coal mining town nestled in the Allegheny Mountains of Pennsylvania in this debut novel by author Darlene Frances DeAngelo.

Jeremy Sinclair thought prison was the worse place to be, until he’s released for good behavior and walks for days to his former hometown. Jeremy, locked up when he was 13 for running guns over the Canadian border, can’t believe his eyes when he sees the changes that have taken place in the last 22 years, and things go downhill from there in this action-filled story. Baxter City, an old coal mining town, has been booming, including business at a speakeasy that opens in this era of prohibition. Corruption, greed and violence – including murder – soon come to the rural Pennsylvania community.

 “Hamburger Man” features an unforgettable cast of characters, from the hard-working, feisty Ida Mae to a Mafia psychopath named Santos to a bully named Shorty who enjoys inflicting pain and taking advantage of those who have nowhere to turn. Jeremy finds himself at Shorty’s mercy once he discovers a long-buried treasure is out of reach. He starts as a dishwasher but quickly becomes tangled up with murder and intrigue every day. Can he survive long enough to make his escape? Rapid-fire dialogue and detailed descriptions of people and places help set the pace for this psychological thriller. The author’s deft storytelling provides a window into life during an era of fast-paced change and uncertain morality.

This is the first novel for author Darlene Frances DeAngelo, who grew up on Pittsburgh’s north side.  She earned a master’s degree in national security and strategic studies from the U.S. Naval War College and a master’s degree in educational sociology from Wayne State University.

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For additional information, please visit www.franceskaye.net.

Hamburger Man

Darlene Frances DeAngelo

ISBN: 978-1-4750-1029-9                                    622 pages

Available at Amazon.com and www.createspace.com.