The Crown of Thorns


Publisher:Hodder Education


Total Pages:192



Books Description:

There have been many great and enduring works of literature by Caribbean authors over the last century. The Caribbean Contemporary Classics collection celebrates these deep and vibrant stories, overflowing with life and acute observations about society. Sunrise Orphanage is a happy place until the great sickness comes to the country, when the ten orphan children are left to fend for themselves. Normal life breaks down, and people do what they can to survive. Threatened with being taken to a labour camp, the children's only alternative is a perilous journey across the island. Sanctuary awaits them at Last Man Peak, but will they be able to reach it? Unforeseen danger waits at every turn. No one can be trusted. The arduous trek would be challenging enough even without the need to avoid capture - capture which would mean the labour camp, or possibly something much worse. The journey, with only their wits and courage to help them, will change their lives for ever. Suitable for readers aged 11 and above.

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The Young Warriors

Author:Victor Stafford Reid

Publisher:Hodder Education


Total Pages:160



Books Description:

In 1735, five Maroon boys are ready to be initiated as warriors. They have prepared long and hard for this day, and must now pass a sequence of tests. How the boys approach this, the most important day of their lives, says much about how they will respond to the challenges ahead. When they encounter a Redcoat troop in the forest near their village, the defence of the village and surrounding Maroon communities will depend on these boys, their training, courage, and intelligence. On this occasion, their community depends on them for its survival, but their initiation as warriors also teaches them lifelong lessons about loyalty, responsibility, trustworthiness and friendship.

Model and Design of Bipolar and MOS Current-Mode Logic

Author:Massimo Alioto,Gaetano Palumbo

Publisher:Springer Science & Business Media


Total Pages:318



Books Description:

Current-Mode digital circuits have been extensively analyzed and used since the early days of digital ICs. In particular, bipolar Current-Mode digital circuits emerged as an approach to realize digital circuits with the highest speed. Together with its speed performance, CMOS Current-Mode logic has been rediscovered to allow logic gates implementations which, in contrast to classical VLSI CMOS digital circuits, have the feature of low noise level generation. Thus, CMOS Current-Mode gates can be efficiently used inside analog and mixed-signal ICs, which require a low noise silicon environment. For these reasons, until today, many works and results have been published which reinforce the importance of Current-Mode digital circuits. In the topic of Current-Mode digital circuits, the authors spent a lot of effort in the last six years, and their original results highly enhanced both the modeling and the related design methodologies. Since the fundamental Current-Mode logic building block is the classical differential amplifier, the winning idea, that represents the starting point of the authors’ research, was to change the classical point of view typically followed in the investigation and design of Current-Mode digital circuits. In particular, they properly exploited classical paradigms developed and used in the analog circuit domain (a topic in which one of the authors maturated a great experience).

A World of Prose

Author:Hazel Simmons-McDonald,Mark McWatt

Publisher:Hodder Education


Total Pages:240



Books Description:

A World of Prose includes all the prescribed texts for the revised CSEC English A and English B syllabuses. It has been compiled with the approval of the Caribbean Examinations Council by Editors who have served as CSEC English panel members. - The material in this anthology will help students to prepare effectively for the CSEC examination. - The texts have been chosen to cover a wide range of themes and subjects and include a balance of well-known texts from the past as well as more recent works. - The anthology includes texts from the Caribbean and the rest of the world to stimulate an interest in and enjoyment of reading and literature. - This collection contains notes on each text and questions to provoke discussion, as well as a useful checklist to help students with literary analysis. - The book contains practical guidance for students on how to tackle examination questions, with examples of model answers for reference.