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  • Religion, Commerce, and the Integration of the Mandingo in Liberia

    This book contributes significantly to the body of knowledge that deals with the Mande-speaking people of West Africa. It deals with the impact of religion and commerce on the integration of the Mandingo ethnic group into the political and social economies of Liberia. The author explains both the course and costs of socio-political integration of the Mandingos in the context of nation-building and their co-habitation with non-Muslim hosts. The religion of Islam in relation to the commercial activities of the Mande-speaking people is discussed in detail. While a great deal of research has been done on the Mandingo in other areas of Africa, no comparable body of research exists on the Mandingo of Liberia.

  • Psychological Perspectives and the Religious Quest: Essays in Honor of Orlo Strunk Jr.

    Psychological Perspectives and the Religious Quest addresses the relationship between psychology and religion from empirical, historical, clinical and theological vantage points. Historical and theoretical considerations include attention to the history of psychology of religion in the United States and issues in the assessment of religious psychopathology stemming from Freud's analysis of religion. The essays present empirical research through feminist and qualitative methodologies applied to the psychology of religion, and experimental method utilized in the investigation of intrinsic and extrinsic religion, as well as an examination of the religiosity of psychologists interested in religion. They also discuss pastoral psychology and psychotherapy from psychoanalytic perspectives, feminists perspectives, and from the vantage point of the identity, ethics and type of discourse within these interdisciplinary fields. The conclusion consists of theologically oriented considerations of the role of liturgy and narrative in the formation of the self and the impact of losing a mother at birth upon the theological worldview of a clergyman.

  • Homeschooling: The Early Years: Your Complete Guide to Successfully Homeschooling the 3- to 8- Year-Old Child

    Discover the Rewards of Homeschooling Your Young Child
    Young children are full of curiosity, imagination, and a sense of wonder. They're willing to try new things and possess a natural joy of discovery. Yet in a traditional school, these natural behavior traits are too often squelched. That's why more and more parents just like you are choosing to teach their children at home during these critical years—the years that lay the foundation for developing learning skills that last a lifetime. Inside, respected homeschooling author Linda Dobson shows you how homeschooling can work for you and your young child. You'll discover how to:
    ·Tailor homeschooling to fit your family's unique needs
    ·Know when your child is ready to learn to read
    ·Teach your child arithmetic without fear—even if you're math-challenged
    ·Give your child unlimited learning on a limited budget
    ·And much more!
    "Brings dazzling clarity to the otherwise nerve-wracking confusion of early learning—and the adventure of becoming fully human. Highly recommended."—John Taylor Gatto,former New York State Teacher of the Year and author of Dumbing Us Down
    "Provides a much-needed introduction to living and learning with young children. Open the book to any page and you'll find inspiring anecdotes and approaches to learning that leave the reader thinking, 'That just makes so much sense!' Highly recommended for anyone who lives, works, or plays with young children."—Helen Hegener, managing editor of Home Education Magazine
    "An information-packed delight; I only wish it had been around when our three boys were three to eight years old."—Rebecca Rupp, author of The Complete Home Learning Sourcebook
    "This book brings together the experience and wisdom of a great variety of homeschooling families—tied together with warm encouragement and wonderful simplification of processes that can seem so mysterious and daunting to the beginner. A very solid resource!"—Lillian Jones, homeschooling activist, writer, and reviewer

  • Peanuts: A Scanimation Book

    Good grief, the gang's all here! Charlie Brown, Lucy, Linus, Schroeder, Sally, and, of course, Snoopy these cherished characters from the most popular comic strip of all time meet the magic of Scanimation. Ten memorable scenes in clear and colorful Scanimations, with smooth-flowing, detailed images are brought to life in the book, each accompanied by the inspiring words of wisdom from Charles M. Schulz that make PEANUTS so special. Charlie Brown runs to launch his kite, with the caption Sometimes there are things you just can t resist doing. Snoopy does his happy dance: To dance is to live. Lucy skips rope: Life is more than just lying around. Plus Schroeder plays the piano, Snoopy battles the Red Baron, Sally dances with Linus, and Charlie Brown tries to kick and of course, as he will for all eternity, misses the football. PEANUTS is one of the most beloved and best-known brands of all time. Every day over 45 million people read the strip; its animated specials have aired on television for the past fifty years (growing in popularity A Charlie Brown Christmas was the highest-rated prime time special in 2012); it has millions of Facebook fans; and in 2015, to celebrate the 65th anniversary of PEANUTS, 20th Century Fox will release a 3D animated movie. And now, Scanimation. It's PEANUTS funny and wise and beloved, forever a part of our lives like you've never seen before.

  • Reflecting on Our Work: Nsf Teacher Enhancement in K-6 Mathematics

    Contents: Overview of the Conference; Common Components and Guiding Principles for Teacher Enhancement Programs; Draft RFPs to Provide Directions for Teacher Enhancement; Emerging Issues; Issues Identification Papers; Project Descriptions; Final Conference Agenda; Teacher Retraining: Report to the Senate Appropriations Committee from the National Science Foundation; Participant List.

  • Pumpkins

    Get a close-up view of the life of a pumpkin.

  • Travels Through the English Sentence: Study and Practice in English Syntax

    This work contains a combination of writing and grammar designed to provide a thorough study of English syntax. The book assumes that readers are familiar with basic grammatical terms such as "noun," "subject," and "clause" and reviews terminology that may be less familiar, such as "gerund" and "object complement." The authors go on to discuss the idiomatic options and limits of English. Travels Through the English Sentence will provide a global learning experience through its use of sentence examples that illustrate the wisdom, wit, idiosyncrasies and peculiarities of different countries. The book is an effective teaching tool because it requires students to invent their own sentences using all the syntax patterns. Readers having trouble with certain terms will appreciate the book's index which allows for easy access to explanations. This pragmatic and detailed text will provide an enjoyable learning experience for those who want to learn the syntax and grammar of the English language. Written by a person who has himself learned English as a second language, Travels Through the English Sentence will appeal to students in intermediate and advanced ESL courses.

  • Star Wars 1st Grade Reading, for Ages 6-7

    The Force is strong with this series! Introducing a line of workbooks that marries the iconic popularity of Star Wars with the unique mix of editorial quality, fun presentation, and rigorous educational standards that Workman applied to the BRAIN QUEST Workbooks.

    Twelve titles launch the series--three each for Pre-K through 2nd Grade--and dig deep into core subjects, including numbers, ABCs, phonics, and reading readiness for younger grades, and math, reading, and writing for the older ones. The material, which aligns with national Common Core State Standards, is designed to reinforce essential concepts and lessons taught in schools. Any child, not just fans of Star Wars--but yes, those fans will be especially delighted (as will reluctant learners)--will love the "A" is for Anakin approach to phonics. Kids will practice learning numbers by counting and circling X-wing starfighters and clone troopers. Master place values by sorting groups of Wookiees. There are math problems--Yoda is holding 7 lightsabers. 5 of the lightsabers are blue. The rest are green. How many green lightsabers is he holding? And Language Arts--Circle the correct homophone in this sentence: Luke is a Jedi knight/night.

    Featuring favorite characters like Luke Skywalker, Queen Amidala, Yoda, and Obi-Wan Kenobi, and other creatures, monsters, Jedi, and Sith, the workbooks are filled with thousands of original illustrations drawing from all six Star Wars movies and the expanded Star Wars universe.

    Learn well, you will.

  • Lily Renee, Escape Artist: From Holocaust Survivor to Comic Book Pioneer

    In 1938, Lily Renee Wilheim is a 14-year-old Jewish girl living in Vienna. Her days are filled with art and ballet. Then the Nazis march into Austria, and Lily's life is shattered overnight. Suddenly, her own country is no longer safe for her or her family. To survive, Lily leaves her parents behind and travels alone to England. Escaping the Nazis is only the start of Lily's journey. She must escape many more times from servitude, hardship, and danger. Will she find a way to have her own sort of revenge on the Nazis? Follow the story of a brave girl who becomes an artist of heroes and a true pioneer in comic books.

  • 365 Days of Football Trivia! 2016 Calendar

    The obsessive new calendar for the desktop of every football lover by Jeff Marcus, author of All-Time, All-Team Pro Football Quiz. Jam-packed with stats, records, factoids, and lore, 365 Days of Football Trivia! Calendar feeds the fan's mania throughout the year. Test your knowledge about legendary players Did Hall of Fame QB Dan Marino ever win a Super Bowl? (No, and he played in only one, Super Bowl XIX, in his second pro season.) Match NFL stars with their colourful nicknames. Plus great moments, team histories, and amazing records: Which team holds the record for the most points scored in the regular season? (The 2007 New England Patriots, with 589.)

  • Revolution in Space

    This exciting series allows readers to examine technological revolutions that have helped shape our world's history

  • The Bible in English: John Wycliffe and William Tyndale

    How did the Bible get translated into English and made available to English-speaking people? The Bible in English tells the dramatic story of these events, and of the human costs involved. In this concise yet thorough study, John Long answers the above questions, exploring the lives and deaths of John Wycliffe and William Tyndale and explaining their roles in translating the Latin Vulgate and the New Testament, respectively. Long discusses the Roman Catholic Church's resistance to translation of the scriptures from Latin into English and other languages, and he shows which parts of Tyndale's translation endured to appear in the King James, Revised Standard, American Standard, New American Standards, New King James, and other translations of the Bible in English. This easy-to-read, comprehensive book is a fascinating study of a dramatic time in the Bible's history.

  • The Issa Tale That Will Not Die, Nicholas Notovitch and His Fraudulent Gospel

    This book is a fresh investigation disproving the notion, popular today among certain segments of the world's religious culture, that the Russian journalist Nicholas Notovitch definitely discovered, at an Indo-Tibetan monastery, a bona fide ancient Buddhist manuscript which allegedly described Jesus' travels to India and Central Asia before he then launched his well-known public ministry back in Israel. This scholarly study is intended to provide both Christians and non-Christians alike the knowledge necessary to see through the Russian's literary fraud, first published by him in 1894, and to reject the claims of his many latter-day followers. The present work also attempts to integrate the Notovitch hoax into the current religious milieu and unmasks the lack of honesty, integrity and credible scholarship of those New Age writers and others who today mistakenly support the Issa fabrication as genuine and claim, as did Notovitch, which the Issa text fills in the 'missing years' of the canonical Gospels.

  • Globalization and Emerging Trends in African Foreign Policy, Volume 2

    This essay collection examines the emerging trends in foreign policy formulation, implementation, and evaluation in post Cold War Africa. Editors, Adar and Schraeder, have gathered thirteen essays that analyze existing foreign policy, propose changes to the African foreign policy approach, and explore the implications of African foreign policy on the world stage. Organized into two sections, individual country case studies and regional and global case studies, this important text is a timely addition to International Relations, Foreign Policy, and African International Studies courses; as well as a useful tool for policy makers, diplomats, and the NGO community.

  • 2017 Mums Family Wall Calendar

    Keep track of who goes where and when, with MUM'S FAMILY CALENDAR! The perennially bestselling family organizing calendar covers 17 months, so the whole school year is organized. It's been going strong for two decades, with 5 million copies sold. The ingeniously designed grids are arranged vertically with five columns across the top and the days of the month running down the left-hand side with plenty of space for writing down the daily activities and appointments for Mum, Dad, and each of the kids. But this is much more than just a workhorse of a calendar. Bright, lively, and overrun with curiously captivating Boynton animals, it brings humour and cheer to wherever it's hung. This special 20th anniversary edition is packaged with a vinylized sheet with 9 magnets and 500 full-colour stickers to mark birthdays, sleepovers, school holidays, and other events for the whole family. A drop-down storage pocket is a handy place for storing receipts, coupons, and other small papers.

  • Mother to Son: Shared Wisdom from the Heart

    Woven out of wisdom, humour, experience, love, charm, and a poetic economy of words, here is one pithy, memorable lesson per page, beginning with the Beginning, and covering toddlerhood, the school years, spirituality, and, of course, love and romance. There are practical matters for first-time mothers of sons: watch out when you're changing his nappy. Baby boys shoot straight in the air. The whimsical yet invaluable suggestion: have tea with him in the afternoons. Serve cookies. Reminders about the importance of your own values: treat his father with love and respect. Show your son that being a man is a good thing.

  • 365 Days in Ireland Picture-a-Day 2017 Calendar

    Wicklow Harbor lined with fishing boats. Bowls of mussels steamed in Guinness. Rolling pastures dotted with sheep and Celtic crosses. Plus a breathtaking view of Carrick-aRede Rope Bridge, aged Abbey ruins, cozy hand-knit Aran sweaters, and a stroll down Temple Bar. With hundreds of full-color photographs by Chris Coe accompanied by engaging text, 365 DAYS IN IRELAND showcases twelve distinctive regions: Cork to Kerry to vibrant Belfast to Galway, aptly described as "wild mountainous country, in every way magnificent." It's a tribute to the Emerald Isle's spirit, verdant beauty, and the sense of magic that pervades the land.

  • Multiplayer Game Programming

    The explosion of online games has taken over the market of interactive entertainment. More companies are announcing, or have already produced, broadband online enabled game units. This book will enable readers to jump on this bandwagon and write their own completely Internet-ready video games. It reveals techniques and secrets of online gaming technology, as well as teaches the skills necessary to get involved in the video game industry.

  • In Search of a Model for African-American Drama: A Study of Selected Plays by Lorraine Hansberry, Amiri Baraka, and Ntozake Shange

    In Search of a Model for African-American Drama, is a comparative study of how these three dramatists seek and devise new models to address the specific conditions of Blacks in America. Each writer relies on a different approach, each powerful, yet apparently contradictory. The author examines the dramatists' work in detail, exploring common and contrasting themes and models.

  • Talmud Torah: Ways to God's Presence Through Learning : An Exercise in Practical Theology

    This is a work of practical theology, a book not about Judaism but of Judaism. Talmud Torah does two things. First, in its pages, which highlight representative sources of the Oral Torah of Judaism, readers study about studying the Torah, which Rabbinic Judaism put forth as the way to God's presence. Second, text by text, readers find that they study Torah everywhere, following the Torah that was set forth by the masters of the normative writings of Rabbinic Judaism. The focus throughout is on text-study, which makes possible both studying about the Torah and the concrete act of studying Torah.

  • Trout of North America 2018 Calendar

    The ideal present for anglers and sportsmen, Trout of North America Calendar showcases the vibrantly colored illustrations of noted fish artist Joseph R. Tomelleri. Each month highlights an exceptional full-color illustration--from the silvery coastal cutthroat trout of the Northwest (the only cutthroat that enters ocean waters) to the Mexican golden trout (whose flamboyant appearance rivals the most colorful saltwater fishes) to the broad and powerful brown trout (a European transplant that now challenges North American anglers). Every month you'll find detailed range maps, hatch charts, and informative text by George Scott on the habitats, physical characteristics, and origins of each trout.

  • Life in the Sloth Lane: Slow Down and Smell the Hibiscus

    WHY ARE SLOTHS ALWAYS SMILING?

    Perhaps it's because they've mastered the art of taking it slow in a world whose frenzied pace is driving the rest of us crazy. Here, in a mindfulness book like no other, heart-tuggingly cute photographs of these always-chill creatures are paired with words of wisdom, all to inspire us to slow down, stop to enjoy the little things, and come up relaxed, centered, and smiling.

  • Human Dignity and Reproductive Technology

    What is it that worries us about cloning? Why do technologies such as in vitro fertilization threaten the family? How does modern biological science threaten the very life it studies? These are important questions that demand a careful examination of science, technology, and the dignity of the human person. The March 2002 symposium Human Dignity and Reproductive Technology brought together philosophers, theologians, scientists, lawyers, and scholars from across the United States to discuss these questions. The essays of this book are the contributions of the symposium's participants. These essays do not simply catalogue recent ethical debates concerning reproduction technologies. Rather, they examine how these technologies impact human life and its innate, undeniable dignity. In accordance with the tradition of the Catholic Church, human dignity is examined from the perspectives of both faith and reason so that the good of technology may promote the dignity of the human person.

  • Summer Brain Quest: Between Grades 2 & 3, For Adventurers Ages 7-8

    Stop summer slide! Stay summer smart! For kids who just finished 2nd grade, this Common Core-aligned workbook will get you back-to-school ready for 3rd grade, with hundreds of fun activities, exercises, and games. From Brain Quest, America's #1 educational bestseller with over 45 million books sold.

    Learn all summer long with this personalized, interactive quest! Begin with a map that guides you through a workbook jam-packed with activities based on reading comprehension, writing opinions, adjectives versus adverbs, place value, word problems, life cycles, map skills, and more, with fun illustrations throughout.
    Once you complete an activity, get your stickers and track your progress on the map! Loved by kids, teacher-approved, and parent-trusted, this Summer Brain Quest Workbook also includes bonus challenges and stickers, outside activities, a summer reading list, a Brain Quest mini deck, and more.

  • Helping Hurting People: A Handbook on Reconciliation-Focused Counseling and Preaching

    This book provides a working solution to the challenge of helping hurting people. A theological foundation for a Reconciliation-Focused Counseling (RFC) model is followed by a description of the procedure for facilitating corrective relational experiences in the lives of clients. Accompanying the model are applications of reconciliation-focused interactions in counseling and preaching situations in which ministers are typically engaged.

  • Organized Religion and Seniors' Mental Health

    Organized Religion and Senior's Mental Health exposes the role of religion in moderating the stress generated by the common challenges older Americans face, and what churches do to help them in their times of need. Anthony J. Blasi utilizes previous studies carried out in the community of Nashville, Tennessee to discover the psychological impact of common difficulties and the role of public and private religious activity in lessening symptoms of depression that often occur. He found that a feature of faith communities that holds great potential is the opportunity for older people to minister to others who need practical assistance and understanding, including their own peers. Another important aspect lies in the ability of clergy and lay ministers to organize the older people into faith communities and empower them to engage in valuable work, as demonstrated in the work carried out in almost two hundred Nashville area churches.

  • Reading Rescue 1-2-3: Raise Your Child's Reading Level 2 Grades with This Easy 3-Step Program

    Turn Your Child into a Great Reader!

    Are you concerned about your child's reading ability? Does your child hate to read? If so, you are not alone. In fact, 38 percent of American fourth graders are unable to read at a basic level. But now you can turn your nonreader child into a reading star—in just a few short weeks.

    Based on research done at Yale, this simple yet revolutionary guide merges the three essential elements of reading instruction: auditory training, phonics, and whole language. Inside, teachers and parents will find easy-to-read cartoons, games, and fun phonic sheets that will help almost any child read at or above grade level. Reading expert Peggy Wilber will show you how to help your child develop better fluency, language skills, and comprehension. You'll learn how to:

    • Determine your child's specific reading needs
    • Help your child develop comprehension strategies
    • Enhance your child's phonic skills
    • Choose great reading selections at the right level for your child
    • And much more!

    "This is an effective, user-friendly program for parents who want to get involved in their child's literacy education." —Doug Wittenberg, executive director, Whiz Kids Tutoring Inc.

    "An invaluable tool in helping teachers and parents partner in a most daunting task . . . teaching our children to read with comprehension." —John T. Jenkins, former state senator, Maine

    "An invaluable tool for parents and teachers alike—a very comprehensive book!" —Dr. Barbara Swaby, director of the Graduate Reading Program, School of Education, University of Colorado at Colorado Springs

  • Systems Theory and Family Therapy: A Primer

    Systems Theory and Family Therapy describes the basic concepts of systems theory and its application in family therapy in a clear, understandable manner with many illustrations drawn from clinical practice. This edition provides a revised and updated version of the original, that simplifies a complex area of study, enabling students to learn the subject more easily without being overwhelmed by the language normally employed in presenting these subjects. The authors discuss the distinctions between modernism and postmodernism as well as first-order and second-order cybernetics. They also include discussions of constructivism and social constructionism, as well as the ramifications of these perspectives for the theory and practice of family therapy.

  • Hibernacion / Hibernation

    La hibernacion es un ciclo que algunos animales hacen cada ano. La mayoria de la gente sabe que los osos hibernan. ?Pero por que hibernan? ?Y que otros animales hibernan?

    Hibernation is a cycle that some animals go through every year. Most people know that bears hibernate. But why do they hibernate? And what other animals hibernate?

  • Ghostbusters: Prima Official Game Guide

    Want an unlicensed accelerator? Proton Packs, Ecto Goggles, and various other tools of the spectral trade detailed so you can bust better.
    See the Sights: Maps of every area for both the Next Gen and Wii versions of the game.
    Tobin's Spirit Guide: Files on every ghost, demon, and phantasm you'll encounter so you don't get slimed before your time.
    Total Info: Covers Xbox 360, PS3, and PC versions on one side and flips for the Wii and PS2 versions all in one book!

  • The History of Freemasonry in Virginia

    This book, a product of collaboration and cooperation between two non-Masonic historians and the Grand Lodge of Virginia, is an objective, comprehensive study of the history of Freemasonry in the state of Virginia. The authors relate a fascinating chronicle of Freemasonry, from its British origins two hundred years ago to today. Along the way, they describe the colorful figures who populate this history and debunk many myths about Freemasonry.

  • How to Survive the Loss of a Child: Filling the Emptiness and Rebuilding Your Life

    "Thank you, Catherine Sanders, for giving us a book that few others could have written. Every page speaks both the depth of your compassion and the breadth of your knowledge. This book will be a wise companion on the difficult journey from loss to recovery."
    — Robert Kastenbaum, Ph.D., author of The Psychology of Death
    "How to Survive the Loss of a Child is a godsend to those in the field as well as to those of us in need of such a resource for our own mourning."
    — Eugene Knott, Ph.D., University of Rhode Island
    "Dr. Sanders' insights are profound and poignant."
    — Patricia Geiger, M.D., pediatrician, Boone, North Carolina
    "Thank you so much for all that you do for bereaved parents but especially for writing How to Survive the Loss of a Child. I know that it has changed lives. It changed mine!"
    — Nancy Ulmer, bereaved parent, Kindermourn, Charlotte, North Carolina
    It is only through experiencing grief that bereaved parents ultimately heal. Moving through the phases of grief, the bereaved person works toward restoration. Understanding these phases, knowing what to expect, and learning what they can do to help themselves give parents greater assurance and comfort.
    In How to Survive the Loss of a Child, Dr. Sanders, a bereaved parent herself, offers grieving parents practical help and emotional support. This book also helps family members, friends, and caregivers relate to grieving parents and aids them, too, in understanding the process of healing through grief.

  • Pocket Pigs 2015 Calendar: The Famous Teacup Pigs of Pennywell Farm

    This little piggy strums a guitar. This little piggy enjoys an ice cream. And this little piggy rides in a wheelbarrow whee, whee, whee all the way home. Fuzzy, palm-sized, and oh-so-irresistible, the diminutive pigs of Pennywell Farm are naturals in front of the camera. Pocket Pigs is a year of portraits to make us squeal with delight. Sweet captions increase the cuteness factor.

  • Adventure Cats : Living Nine Lives to the Fullest

    Just when you thought you knew all there was to know about cats comes the ultimate--and unexpected--guide to taking your cat into the wild. Here are cats walking on a leash. Cats hiking on a leash. Cats tramping through snow. Cats camping. Cats kayaking, canoeing, even surfing--yes, cats who love water.

    When animal writer and active hiker Laura Moss couldn't find an online resource for hitting the trail with her cat, she created one. AdventureCats.org took off like wildfire, with attention from Wired, the Huffington Post, Outside magazine, BuzzFeed, and much more. Now, the book Adventure Cats--a collection of jaw-dropping photographs, inspiring stories of real-life cats, and all the how-to a cat owner needs--will take readers and their cats well beyond the backyard. Learn how to leash-train a cat. What to do if you encounter wildlife on the trail. Plus, winter safety tips, and how to bring a little bit of the outdoors to an indoor cat.

    The stories themselves are catnip for animal lovers, from Nanakuli, the one-eyed cat who hangs ten; to Georgie, a four-year-old gray tabby who lives on a sailboat; to Quandary, who not only insists on hiking with her family but also teaches them a valuable lesson: When you follow your cat's natural tendency to wander, you experience the outdoors at a slower, richer pace. This book will delight every cat person, regardless of whether their pet is inclined to adventure. (Take the quiz at the beginning of the book to find out!)

  • Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Summoner: Prima Official Game Guide

    Learn the terrible secrets of the soulless army

    ·Crush every opponent
    ·Find every secret
    ·Collect every demon

  • Project Smoke: Seven Steps to Smoked Food Nirvana, Plus 100 Irresistible Recipes from Classic (Slam-dunk Brisket) to Adventurous (Smoked Bacon-bourbon Apple Crisp)

    The Barbecue Bible for Smoking Meats

    A complete, step-by-step guide to mastering the art and craft of smoking, plus 100 recipes--every one a game-changer -for smoked food that roars off your plate with flavor. Here's how to choose the right smoker (or turn the grill you have into an effective smoking machine). Understand the different tools, fuels, and smoking woods. Master all the essential techniques: hot-smoking, cold-smoking, rotisserie-smoking, even smoking with tea and hay--try it with fresh mozzarella. USA Today says, "Where there's smoke, there's Steven Raichlen." Steven Raichlen says, "Where there's brisket, ribs, pork belly, salmon, turkey, even cocktails and dessert, there will be smoke." And Aaron Franklin of Franklin Barbecue says, "Nothin' but great techniques and recipes. I am especially excited about the smoked cheesecake." Time to go forth and smoke.

    "If your version of heaven has smoked meats waiting beyond the pearly gates, then PROJECT SMOKE is your bible."
    --Tom Colicchio

    "Steven Raichlen really nails everything you need to know. Even I found new ground covered in this smart, accessible book."
    --Myron Dixon

  • The Lord of the Rings: The Third Age: Prima Official Game Guide

    ·Complete weapons and armor appendix includes full stats for hundreds of armaments
    ·Full walkthrough to help you earn a 100% completion ranking
    ·All character and guest character skills covered
    ·Detailed strategies for developing your heroes
    ·Complete "Evil Mode" and earn exclusive secret items
    ·All monster stats, abilities, vulnerabilities, and immunities covered

  • Smashed, Mashed, Boiled, and Baked and Fried, Too!

    Share the obsession!

    Inspired by a diversity of cuisines, James Beard Award-winner Raghavan Iyer's passion for potatoes shines through in his continent-by-continent celebration of the amazing potato and the tastiest ways you can cook it--including soups, salads, gratins, tarts, and the Ultimate French Fries.

    Features recipes for:

    • Potatoes to start--from Cheesy Tarragon Tots to Steamed Potato-Chive Buns
    • Potatoes for dinner--from Creamy Massaman Curry to Chorizo-Stuffed Hash
    • Potatoes on the side--from Kung Pao Potatoes to Hasselback Potatoes with Cardamom Butter
    • And potatoes for dessert--from Thick-Cut Potato Crisps with Dark Chocolate to Sweet Potato Rolls with a Creamy Cointreau Glaze

  • Angelfall

    It's been six weeks since angels of the apocalypse descended to demolish the modern world. Street gangs rule the day while fear and superstition rule the night. When warrior angels fly away with a helpless little girl, her seventeen-year-old sister Penryn will do anything to get her back. Anything, including making a deal with Raffe, an injured enemy angel. Traveling through a dark and twisted Northern California, they journey toward the angels' stronghold in San Francisco, where Penryn will risk everything to rescue her sister and Raffe will put himself at the mercy of his greatest enemies for the chance to be made whole again.

  • Theology in Japan: Takakura Tokutaro (1885-1934)

    Japanese Christian leader Takakura Tokutaro (1885-1934) is the focus of this exhaustive historical and theological study. Despite having played important leadership roles within the Protestant Church in Japan during the 1920s and early 1930s, Takakura's name is scarcely known outside limited Japanese theological circles. This study lends recognition to his influential role in the Christian Church. It also utilizes Takakura's example to provide further insight into the universalizing trend in Christian thought that continues even today.

  • The Book of Questions

    An update of the best selling Book of Questions, the revised book poses over 300 questions that invite people to explore the most fascinating of subjects: themselves. It's a book that can be used as an avenue for personal growth, a tool for deepening relationships, a way to get to know someone quickly, or simply as a fun way to pass the time on long car trips. The revised edition is completely updated, and features over 100 new questions that reflect the current culture shifts of the past 25 years. (Question No. 23: How would you react if you learned that a sad and beautiful poem that touched you deeply had been written by a computer? Question No. 129: Would you feel more handicapped by losing the use of all motorised vehicles, all telecommunications devices and computers, or your nondominant hand? If you had to give one up, which would you pick? Question No. 256: You discover that, because of a mix up at the hospital, your wonderful two-year-old is not actually yours. Would you want to switch kids to try to correct the mistake? What if you'd never hear anything more about the child you gave up?).

  • A Field Guide to Lucid Dreaming: Mastering the Art of Oneironautics

    Oneironautics: from the Greek words oneira, meaning dream, and nautis, meaning sailor. An oneironaut is someone who has learned to travel consciously in the dream world. If you have ever, whilst sleeping, been aware that you were dreaming and, even for a moment, used that awareness to control the course of your dream, then you have experienced lucid dreaming. Until now, books on lucid dreaming have had a distinctly 'woo-woo' slant-emphasising spiritual or supernatural aspects, or concentrating on psychological self-discovery. The writers of A Field Guide to Lucid Dreaming - three award winning writers and filmmakers, who began lucid dreaming in their teens - have searched for the best techniques out there, made some improvements and then boiled them down to their simplest, most practical forms to make this ability available to everyone. With dozens of real life dream accounts by lucid dreamers, and forty beautiful, dreamlike illustrations, this is the book on dreaming for a new generation.

  • Unlikely Friendships 2015 Calendar

    It's an irresistible gift for animal lovers! Adapted from Jennifer Holland's New York Times bestselling book, Unlikely Friendships celebrates the heartwarming phenomenon of interspecies animal friendships. The Terrier and the Duckling. The Fawn and the Rabbit. And the Tiger Cub and the Baby Rhesus Macaque. Each remarkable pair is documented with a full-color photograph and text describing the history of the relationship.

  • Super Dragon Ball Z: Prima Official Game Guide

    A Handbook by Champions for Champions

    ·Defeat the toughest opponents using detailed character strength and weakness tutorials
    ·Illustrated moves list, combos, and energy techniques for every character
    ·Master each character's skill tree with tester tips from Atari
    ·Learn to unlock all secret characters, costumes, and stages

  • The Art of Halo 3: Prima Official Art Book

    • Stunning layouts of hundreds of pieces of concept art from Halo 3. Enter the creative world behind the smash hit video game.
    • Commentary from Bungie artists on their vision of the world of Halo.
    • Hardcover, square trim book to showcase the art in a classic, lasting format.

  • Herod the Great

    This extraordinary book explores the personal history of Herod the Great. It considers Herod's life in the context of his relationship with the Jewish people and the Gospel account of Jesus Christ. A "great" man, Herod was a political genius who quickly turned the worst of situations into the greatest of opportunities. He rose above every situation that challenged him, even at his darkest hour. Nevertheless, Herod was beset with significant character flaws. His lust for power overwhelmed his sense of morality. Herod the Great measures the true nature of "greatness" upon the human psyche.

  • The Budget Deficit and the National Debt, Volume I

    The Budget Deficit and National Debt analyzes and attempts to better understand the problems associated with the debt and deficit. The theme of this book parallels the Miller Center's primary focus on governance and the presidency. The president is a key actor in submitting, approving, and administrating the budget. Therefore, the study of debt and deficit is in keeping with the Miller Center's focus on governance and the presidency.

  • Investigating Heat

    The sun, furnaces, and ovens all make heat. But have you ever watched matter expand when it is heated? Or seen how different kinds of matter conduct heat? Now you can! Explore heat with the fun experiments you'll find in this book. As part of the Searchlight Books(TM) collection, this series sheds light on a key science question―How Does Energy Work? Hands-on experiments, interesting photos, and useful diagrams will help you find the answer!

  • Major Trends in Formative Judaism: Category-Formation, Literature, and Philosophy

    The main foci of this collection are theories of Rabbinic category-formation, on the one side, and literary-analytical problems, on the other. PART ONE: How a system such as animates the Rabbinic canon selects and organizes its data forms the key to understanding the cogency of the whole: what data register, what do not? PART TWO: The problems of literature now center on those compositions and even compositions of a given document that ignore the documentary protocol of the compilation in which they occur. PART THREE: The four ways in which an author of a composition for Rabbinic compilation could link sentence to sentence, thought to thought, to form a coherent statement thus the 'logics of coherent discourse.'

  • 365 Days of Shoes 2014 Calendar

    So. Many. Shoes. It's a glamorous new pair for every day, each more covetable than the last. Adapted from Linda O'Keeffe's international bestseller Shoes, 365 Days of Shoes features hundreds of stilettos, pumps, sandals, boots, platforms, and mules, photographed in eye-popping full colour. With over 300 photographs, this year features more fresh-from-the-runway styles than ever before. From Nicholas Kirkwood's ultra-glam looks to Manolo Blahnik's contemporary classics to Jerome C. Rousseau's cutting-edge designs, they are just your size guaranteed.

  • Women Working It Out: Career Plans and Business Decisions

    Ever think about turning a hobby into a commercial venture? Or working full time as an independent contractor? Or simply wondering if textbook economic principles are relevant in real life? Through a sequence of short cases, this book shows you how to use the basic tools of economic and financial analysis to answer common business questions.

  • Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess Collector's Edition (Revised): Prima Official Game Guide

    * Collector's Edition Hardcover - A collector quality book with gold foil stamped hardcover with leather-like look and feel plus gilded pages!.
    * New Content! - Sixteen pages of new content have been added. Full Legendary Checklists for quick ref of all collectibles.
    * Cloth Overworld Map - A collectible poster map of the Overworld printed on cloth to keep you oriented in Hyrule.
    * Every item is covered in Prima's Guide - Every collectible item and Rupee location in the entire game world revealed.
    * Premier Maps - Exclusive maps for every Dungeon in the game.

  • Moonshine

    Times are hard in Pineville, Missouri. It is the Depression, and 13-year-old Thad and his mom are pretty much on their own. Still, Thad is generally satisfied. He doesn't need very much, and it helps that he expects even less. "There's nothing wrong with making wishes, as long as you don't expect them to necessarily come true." His friend, Willa, dreams of being an actress. His friend, Clem, hopes to play for the White Sox. Thad figures he'll do just fine as long as he has to answer only to himself -- and sometimes Momma. Roaming the Ozarks with his dog, catching fish or squirrels for supper, occasionally selling bootleg liquor....What more could he want? That is, until Harlan James comes to town with his nice clothes and fancy car, a proper rod and reel, and even his own twenty-two rifle. Suddenly Thad feels more confused than satisfied. In the past, when stretching the truth for one reason or another, he always kept a firm hold on the truth in his own mind. In this summer of discovery, Thad finds he doesn't even know the truth of his own feelings.

  • The Kids' Book of Questions

    Kids love to be asked questions almost as much as they love to ask them. And asking is important--parents know the value of having meaningful conversations with their kids, especially as family time is under continuous assault from gadgets and devices. Now the book that solves those needs is back--announcing a fresh new edition of The Kids' Book of Questions. Including subjects like the Internet, school violence, and climate change, the book remains a timeless treasure.

    Here is a collection of questions designed to challenge, entertain, provoke, and expand young minds. These are the questions that let kids discover how they feel; let people know what they think; raise issues that everyone loves to discuss. Gregory Stock, author of the original #1 bestselling Book of Questions, took his question-asking ways into schools and came back with over 200 questions, including

    Thorny dilemmas: Would you rather have a job you didn't like that paid a lot or a job you loved that paid just enough to get by?

    Embarrassing challenges: Would you kiss someone in front of your whole class for $250?

    Provocative ideas: What things do you think your parents do just to set an example for you?

    Intriguing fantasies: If you could text any famous person and be sure they'd read and answer your text, who would you write to and what would you say?

    There is only one requirement: Give an honest answer. Then be amazed to see where one little question leads.

  • Against The Tide

    Against the Tide is a carefully constructed reporting of the Massachusetts School of Law's struggle to become a fully accredited legal educational institution for minority students and/or those with limited financial resources. It is a detailed account of several legal educators' struggle to diversify legal education against corrupt personalities and politically influential establishment forces.

  • Married in the Sight of God: Theology, Ethics, and Church Debates over Homosexuality

    Married in the Sight of God is a case study into the contemporary sexual ethics debates in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. Christian B. Scharen analyzes the origin, rhetorical use, and institutionalization of the Lutheran 'orders of creation' theology used to exclude gays and lesbians. In addition, this study shows that the Lutheran tradition holds neglected possibilities for an affirming theological and ethical position that blesses the lives and leadership of people -- homosexual or heterosexual -- who make life-long promises of love and fidelity one to another.

  • Codes & Cheats Spring 2008 (100% Verifed Codes): Prima Games Code Book

    The Codes & Cheats Spring 2008 Edition includes over 18,000 codes, cheats, and unlockables for over 1,500 of the most popular current and next-gen games on the biggest platforms, including PS3, Wii, and Xbox 360! With a revised C&C book released every three months, we guarantee that we'll cover the most recent and most wanted-games. Infinite lives, invincibility, all items, and hidden content are at your fingertips.

  • Cooking With Scraps: Turn Your Peels, Cores, Rinds, and Stems into Delicious Meals

    "A whole new way to celebrate ingredients that have long been wasted. Lindsay-Jean is a master of efficiency and we're inspired to follow her lead!"
    --Amanda Hesser and Merrill Stubbs, cofounders of Food52


    In 85 innovative recipes, Lindsay-Jean Hard--who writes the "Cooking with Scraps" column for Food52--shows just how delicious and surprising the all-too-often-discarded parts of food can be, transforming what might be considered trash into culinary treasure.
    Here's how to put those seeds, stems, tops, rinds to good use for more delicious (and more frugal) cooking: Carrot greens--bright, fresh, and packed with flavor--make a zesty pesto. Water from canned beans behaves just like egg whites, perfect for vegan mayonnaise that even non-vegans will love. And serve broccoli stems olive-oil poached on lemony ricotta toast. It's pure food genius, all the while critically reducing waste one dish at a time.

    "I love this book because the recipes matter...show[ing] us how to utilize the whole plant, to the betterment of our palate, our pocketbook, and our place." --Eugenia Bone, author of The Kitchen Ecosystem

    "Packed with smart, approachable recipes for beautiful food made with ingredients that you used to throw in the compost bin!" --Cara Mangini, author of The Vegetable Butcher

  • The Lds Worldview: A New Interpretation of Christianity

    On April 6, 1830, six people organized a church called the Church of Christ which others soon began calling the 'Mormon Church.' Eventually, the founder of the church, Joseph Smith, named it The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in 1838. Since its humble beginnings, the Mormon church has grown to over nine million members internationally. The LDS Worldview is an anthropological and sociological study of the worldview of the Latter-day Saints (Mormons).

  • Strangers in Paradise

    In this second edition, twenty-four college professors, with roots in the working class, discuss the experience of significant upward mobility and the problems of adjustment to life in the academy. This collection of stories provides revelations about the social class system and academic life in the United States. Each of the autobiographies is prefaced with thoughtful discussions of how certain historical forces have affected the experiences of working class academics and how the United States' social class system is tied to higher education. The book connects these twenty-four personal experiences with three themes. First is the dual estrangement theme, whereby the upwardly mobile person lives in two very different worlds. The second theme explores internalized class conflict, where in many cases the different worlds are in serious conflict with each other. Finally the impostor phenomenon theme describes the event of an upwardly mobile person surviving the new environment by becoming someone else all the time.
    Strangers in Paradise will provide excellent text for courses and seminars in sociology, economics, and education. In addition, almost any person in the academy with working class roots will find some personal interest in this probing and relevant analysis.

  • Taking Narrative Risk: The Empowerment of Abuse Survivors

    This powerful book recounts the process of a study that examines personal narratives of abuse survivors by assessing the relationship between narration and teller empowerment. The narratives, which include survival stories of rape, incest, and battery, were collected in personal interviews, transcribed, and coded for emergent themes. Results of the study indicate that narrating experiences of victimization and abuse is a necessary step in moving from victimization and survivorship, and is an essential way for victims of abuse to become empowered.

    The book discusses in detail the fundamental steps in acquiring narrative research. Special attention is paid to the precautions and implications of conducting research on sensitive material. Through its examination of the data collection and analysis processes, Taking Narrative Risk will be beneficial in coursework in communication studies, performance methodology, and narrative analysis.

  • Moral Catechesis and Catholic Social Teaching: A Latin American Approach

    The purpose of this book is twofold: first, to examine whether and to what extent three representative catechisms, widely used in Latin America, have incorporated official Catholic social teaching; and second, to suggest ways in which Catholic social teaching can be further integrated into catechetical approaches. In the same way, this approach tries to grasp and give some contributions to the call of Pope John Paul II to the Church in the American continents, Ecclesia in America, for developing a catechesis for social justice and peace. Thus, this book addresses and proposes some lines of development to integrate social ethics into moral catechesis.

  • Today Is Going to Be a Great Day! 2017 Calendar

    It's a compact calendar with big visual impact. Perfectly sized to hang on lockers, cubicles, and fridges, TODAY IS GOING TO BE A GREAT DAY! MINI CALENDAR marries motivating sayings and quotes with exquisite hand-lettering and vibrant full-color art by top illustrators and designers. Every month brings a sense of wonder and fills the soul with joy.

  • Jade Empire: Prima Official Game Guide

    Join a battle of mythical proportions.
    ·Covers all 6 main characters and 12 allies, plus villains and colleagues
    ·Maps for every area reveal shrines, containers, and key locations
    ·Advanced training for the Martial, Weapon, Support, Transformation, and Magic fighting styles
    ·Comprehensive walkthroughs for each chapter, including every quest
    ·Follow the lofty path of the Open Palm, or tread the dark road of the Closed Fist
    ·Proven strategies for mastering every mini-game
    ·Detailed appendices feature complete info for all items and weapons

  • Bioethics' Rise, Decline, and Fall

    With the rapid rise in bioengineering, bio-technology, bio-scientific economics, research commercialism, and the unraveling of genetic mysteries, many clinical and laboratory situations arise that bring bio-ethical urgencies to the forefront. Based on the author's years of teaching and private and hospital practice, Bioethics' Rise, Decline, and Fall offers guiding conclusions to today's medical quandaries.

  • Dinosaur Goes to Israel

    Dino's adventures continue as he boards a plane for Israel. He munches on falafel, tucks a message high up on the Western Wall, and invites a friendly camel to go snorkeling in Eilat. Kids will chuckle at his comic escapades as a tourist.

  • The Rise of the Rusty Robo-Cat!

    Introducing DOODLE ADVENTURES #3! Like The Search for the Slimy Space Slugs! and The Pursuit of the Pesky Pizza Pirate!, The Rise of the Rusty Robo-Cat! marries the fun of drawing and doodling with a lively fantasy tale that will appeal to boys and girls alike. From Mike Lowery--creator of the popular Kid's Awesome Activity Calendar--it's like a visual Mad Libs: part game, part graphic novel, and a thrilling, interactive experience in which the reader draws him- or herself into the story and becomes the star.

    Carl the Duck is back and needs help on the very important mission of discovering why the cats around town are acting like jerks. Can you track them down and break the spell they are under? (And maybe draw a space vampire along the way?)

    Each page combines hand-lettered text, delightful illustrations, plus prompts and plenty of space for the reader's own contributions. The book is sturdy paper over board with high-quality cream paper that's a pleasure to draw on. Kids will love using their imaginations to complete the story, then reading it over and over again.

  • Clinical Ethics: Due Care and the Principle of Nonmaleficence

    In Clinical Ethics, Robert Timko argues that the moral dilemmas of clinical medical practice can best be resolved within a framework of prima facie duties, and that the most stringent duty is that of nonmaleficence. Timko shows that respect for individual autonomy and the principle of beneficence are inadequate for the moral practice of medicine since simple adherence to either principle may be insufficient for the provision of 'due care.' Clinical health care practitioners should know and understand their clients' perceptions of illness and suffering and their life-plans and values if they wish to avoid bringing further harm to their clients. Additionally, Timko argues that the prevention of harm is best served and 'due care' best provided if the clinical relationship is defined within the framework of a covenantal agreement between health-care practitioners and the moral community. Intrinsic to his argument is the belief that it is not only permissible to limit a client's autonomy, but that is sometimes obligatory to do so. In terms of a community's overall good, paternalistic interventions appear to be justifiable and sometimes necessary. Finally, Joan Hoff provides an insightful commentary on the logic of a communitarian ethic as the foundation for a just health-care system and the understanding of virtue and responsibility in health-care practice.

  • Medal of Honor: Airborne: Prima Official Game Guide

    Drop in anywhere—as long as you have this guide.

    s In-depth strategy for the groundbreaking new Affordance AI system.
    s Info on every Achievement and unlockable.
    s Tips and hints from the developers and designers of the game.
    s Excerpts from real-life soldiers’ personal experiences.
    s Detailed maps for every mission showing points of interest, health, objectives, and best landing zones.

  • Today I Will Nourish My Inner Martyr: Affirmations for Cynics

    Tonight, by moonlight, I will rake my
    leaves into my neighbor's yard.
    Had it up to here with sugary-sweet affirmation books that ignore the pleasures of resentment and mean-spiritedness? Tired of the self-helpaholics who've been sipping too much chicken soup? Then this book is for you.
    Here are 365 splendidly bitter daily meditations that will appeal to the cynic in you. Nowhere else will you find such odes to self-absorption as:
    ·Today I will equate material possessions with love.
    ·Today I will taunt others until they cry, then tell them they are too sensitive.
    ·Today I will make a new friend based solely on how he or she can further my career.
    ·Today I will respect my need to sabotage everyone else's success.

  • North Carolina

    Celebrate the richness and diversity of the United States of America in this exciting series. Readers can explore the unique character of each state -- its land and waterways, its history, its government and economy, its festivals, cultural diversity, landmarks and exciting stories of success. Readers will also hear the voices of men and women alive today. They will see the beauties and hidden treasures of each state and hear the social issues and concerns faced by the residents.

    Each book opens with a series of quotes by both contemporary residents and people from the past -- giving voice to the state's concerns, admiration for the people, love of the land, nostalgia for the past and excitement for the future.

  • The New Yorker 365 Days of Covers 2015 Gallery Calendar

    For nearly a century, the covers of The New Yorker have enlightened and entertained the magazine s readers. The New Yorker 365 Days of Covers is a brand-new Gallery calendar spanning eight decades of iconic design. Here are hundreds of beautifully reproduced covers exploring themes ranging from love to literature, from sports to the seasons by extraordinary artists, including Maira Kalman, Roz Chast, Jean-Jacques Sempe, George Booth and many others. Each cover reflects both its era and The New Yorkers singular style.

  • A Prologue to Revolution: The Political Career of George Grenville (1712-1770)

    George Grenville was King George III's First Minister from 1763 to 1765. The central issue of Grenville's administration was to deal with the aftermath of the Seven Year's War, particularly with the sharply increased national debt and the cost of continued protection of the American colonies. In seeking to balance the national budget, he blundered into levying taxes on the Americans. The Sugar Act of 1764 aroused very little opposition or even discussion. But it was an entering wedge. The ease with which it sailed through Parliament led Grenville to propose another American tax, the Stamp Act. This aroused vigorous, even violent opposition, both in America and among the business community in Great Britain. Grenville's career also saw the development of numerous techniques for shaping and manipulating public opinion, and he was intimately involved in using them, particularly the newspaper and pamphlet press. He was one of those principally involved in attempting to suppress John Wilkes and the North Briton No. 45, an episode in the evolution of freedom of the press in Great Britain. Grenville was dismissed from office by the King because of issues that had nothing to do with American taxation. The years between 1765 and 1770, between his dismissal and his death, show a mellowing as well as maturing of his political wisdom. Increasingly he played the role of elder statesmen, advising the House of Commons on important questions concerning not only American taxation but freedom of the press and freedom of elections.

  • Re-cycles

    The soil decomposition cycle and the water cycle are two of the many kinds of cycles that occur in the natural world. But nature can use some help in these environmentally stressful times, so after describing the way in which the soil and water cycles work, author Michael Elsohn Ross also offers an illustrated description of what young people can do to recycle natural and human-made materials.

  • Now Hear This!: The Secrets of Ears and Hearing

    This engaging series teaches readers about the body and its many gross functions.

  • Culture Shock! Singapore: A Survival Guide to Customs and Etiquette

    CultureShock! Singapore takes you inside the tiny island nation at the tip of the Malaysian archipelago and pulls back the veneer on a country that is both Asian and Western at the same time. Discover how this multi-racial society manages to work like clockwork despite its disparate backgrounds, and find out how to deal with the people s kiasu attitude. Through this book filled with practical information and tips for everyday living you will learn more about the different local and ethnic customs and beliefs, and be introduced to its diverse and mouth-watering cuisine. CultureShock! Singapore is the definitive read for anyone who wants to settle easily into Singaporean society and it will have you understanding Singlish in no time. ultureShock! is a comprehensive, dynamic and indispensable guide for travellers looking to truly understand the countries they are visiting, as well as expatriates settling into a new assignment in a foreign land. Each title explains the customs, traditions, social and business etiquette in a lively and informative style. CultureShock! Authors, all of whom have experienced the joys and pitfalls of cultural adaptation, provide warm and informative advice to those who seek to integrate seamlessly into diverse cultures. The books have a friendly and honest writing style and are full of personal experiences, practical advise and useful information.

  • Seasons: A Year on the Farm

    This is where eat local begins: through the eyes of a gifted artist and organic farmer. Matthew Benson is an award-winning photographer whose work has been featured in Country Living, The New York Times, and Conde Nast Traveler and books including Workman s The Garden Primer and The Four Season Farm Gardener s Cookbook. He is the proprietor of historic Stonegate Farm in New York s Hudson Valley. And boy, can he write. Capturing life at Stonegate the animals, the crops, the landscapes, the ebb and flow of the yearly cycle this datebook blooms with gorgeous photography and richly detailed text. The weekly grids offer plenty of space for writing down appointments and reminders. It s an unforgettable celebration of the land and the seasons.

  • The Art of War Visualized: The Sun Tzu Classic in Charts and Graphs

    It's the perfect meeting of minds. One, a general whose epigrammatic lessons on strategy offer timeless insight and wisdom. And the other, a visual thinker whose succinct diagrams and charts give readers a fresh way of looking at life's challenges and opportunities. A Bronze Age/Information Age marriage of Sun Tzu and Jessica Hagy, The Art of War Visualized is an inspired mash-up, a work that completely reenergizes the perennial bestseller and makes it accessible to a new generation of students, entrepreneurs, business leaders, artists, seekers, lovers of games and game theory, and anyone else who knows the value of seeking guidance for the future in the teachings of the past.

    It's as if Sun Tzu got a 21st-century do-over.

    Author and illustrator of How to Be Interesting, Jessica Hagy is a cutting-edge thinker whose language--comprising circles, arrows, and lines and the well-chosen word or two--makes her an ideal philosopher for our ever-more-visual culture. Her charts and diagrams are deceptively simple, often funny, and always thought-provoking. She knows how to communicate not only ideas but the complex process of thinking itself, complete with its twists and surprises. For The Art of War Visualized, she presents her vision in evocative ink-brush art and bold typography. The result is page after page in which each passage of the complete canonical text (in its best-known Lionel Giles translation) is visually interpreted in a singular diagram, chart, or other illustration--transforming, reenergizing, and making the classic dazzlingly accessible for a new generation of readers.

  • Homemade Baby Food Pure & Simple: Your Complete Guide to Preparing Easy, Nutritious, and Delicious Meals for Baby and Toddler

    You Can Prepare Wonderful Food for Your Baby—No Matter How Busy You Are!

    You want to provide your baby with the very best foods, right from the start. Homemade baby food is tastier and nutritionally superior to commercially processed foods—and making it is easier than you think! With simple ingredients and a few handy hints, you can begin serving your baby delicious meals that will provide the foundation for a lifetime of good health, energy, and vitality. Homemade Baby Food Pure & Simple shows you how. Inside you'll find:

    •Tasty, easy-to-make recipes that your baby will love
    •Pediatrician-approved nutritional guidelines and advice
    •Practical hints and tips to save time and money
    •Sample menus and food introduction charts
    •Special recipes for allergies and sleep difficulties
    •Simple ways to teach good eating habits for life

    "This book is a valuable and unique resource for mothers who want to provide the very best for their babies." —Mary Cadieux, M.D., University of Washington, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology

  • How to Romance the Woman You Love - The Way She Wants You To!

    Women Reveal Their Romantic Desires
    Do you flirt with your partner, court her, write her playful love letters? Do you know what suprises will delight her, what gifts she will cherish? Could you use some tips for creating a romantic getaway? Perhaps a few new techniques for keeping the world at bay while you roimance the special woman of your life?
    Inside are powerful strategies for creating romance every day. Based on substantial research, this book reveals the most intimate desires of women from across the country, helping you gain a new understanding of romance. You can easily develop a deeper, more fulfilling relationship with your own partner—in imaginative and often fantastically fun ways.
    Take a chance. Get ready to become a believer. Romance can be real again.

  • bin Laden: The Man Who Declared War on America

    Who is Osama bin Laden—the only terrorist leader ever to have declared a holy war against America? What drives him and those he leads to hate a West that helped enrich and arm them? Bin Laden's name has been linked to a number of incidents that have cost Americans their lives, including the bombing of the USS Cole in 2000 and the destruction of the American embassies in Kenya and Tanzania in 1998. Now, he is linked to the recent catastrophic assaults on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon.
    Here is a comprehensive account of the rise of bin Laden. In meticulous detail, world-renowned terrorism expert Yossef Bodansky uncovers the events in bin Laden's life that turned the once-promising engineering student into a cold-blooded leader of radical Islam. In the process, Bodansky reveals a chilling story that is as current as today's headlines but as ancient as the Crusades—a story that transcends bin Laden and any other single man. This book is a sobering wake-up call.
    "This fascinating account of Osama bin Laden's war against America illustrates the murky world of Islamic extremism and state sponsored terrorism."
    Jeane J. Kirkpatrick, Leavey Professor, Department of Government, Georgetown University
    "Americans need to know about Osama bin Laden, and the best place to find out is in this trenchant study of the man. A brilliant work."
    Fred Barnes, executive editor of The Weekly Standard

  • Shoes 2015 Calendar

    Fifty-two weeks of fabulous shoes. Marrying a practical week-by-week planner with pure passion, Shoes Engagement Calendar" celebrates the sexiest, boldest, and most covetable footwear with a dazzling full-color photograph on the left-hand side of each spread. On the right is a roomy write-in grid to keep each day organized. From purse to desktop, it s the perfect fit.

  • Voices from Ground Zero: Recollections and Feelings of Nuclear Test Veterans

    From the first test firing of an atomic bomb on July 16, 1945 until the adoption of the Limited Test Ban Treaty in 1963, there were 235 acknowledged atmospheric detonations of nuclear devices by the United States government. Having been eye witnesses to the awesome nature of these weapons, these quarter million American military personnel constitute a unique population. Many of these men have experienced illnesses which they attribute to radiation exposure; a number have offspring with congenital defects; others are sterile. Most seem to recognize that military service is a hazardous occupation that entails risks. Still, the feeling prevails that safety measures were inadequate and many identify themselves as 'human guinea pigs'. Their resentment, however, is not directed toward the military. They tend to blame their problems on the policymakers, the Congress and, in particular, on the Veterans Administration. This book, based on interviews and questionnaires, examines and analyzes the recollections of the American military personnel involved in these tests and the effect on their lives.

  • A Dialogue on Ethical Issues of Life and Death

    Ethics is concerned with the way human beings ought to behave. This book, written in the form of a dialogue, is an introduction to several ethical theories and to four major contemporary moral issues: euthanasia, abortion, animal rights, and capital punishment. It aims to develop some views and arguments that have already emerged in the literature of ethics.

  • American Judaism in Transition: The Secularization of a Religious Community

    The American Jewish community is in transition. This book describes in detail how American Jews changed from living in a religion-oriented community to living a secular life. Falk discusses how Jewish Americans were greatly influenced by the secularization of Western civilization in general and by the Christian community in Europe and America specifically. The secularization of American Jewish institutions is analyzed by discussing changes in the Jewish religion, Jewish education and Jewish organizations during this century. Special consideration is given to the issue of Jewish survival in America with specific emphasis on the Jewish-Christian intermarriage rate. Contents: Part One: The Present Condition of Judaism in America; The American Jewish at the End of the 20th Century; Part Two: The Development of Secularization in the Western World; The Influence of Jewish Philosophers on the Secularization of Judaism; The Influence of Christians and Other Philosophers on the Secularization of the Western World; The Secularization of the U.S. before 1900; The Influence of Scientific Thinking on the Secularization Process; The Influence of Some European and American Writers on the Secularization Process; The Secularization of the United States in the 20th Century; Part Three: American Jewish Institutions at the End of the Century; The Secularization of the Jewish Religion in America; The Secularization of the American Jewish Family; The Secularization of American Jewish Education; Organized American Jewishness at the End of the 20th Century; Part Four: Jewish Continuity in a Secular Society; The Secular Life in America; Jewish Survival in America.

  • Hermeneutics and Catechesis: Biblical Interpretation in the Come to the Father Catechetical Series

    This work examines aspects of a religious education program published by Paulist Press in the 1960s and 1970s, the Come to the Father series. This is the only study of this major catechetical series. The author examines the interpretation of the Bible in a confessional setting, and explores the history of the modern catechetical renewal in Canada and beyond. The author also critiques the way in which the Come to the Father series exploits the reader's experience in its interpretation of the Bible.

  • Art 2016 Gallery Calendar

    For art lovers, a gift of pure pleasure a personal desktop gallery of the world's greatest art. Spanning works from antiquity through the present, Art delivers a year of beautifully photographed and reproduced masterpieces from the world's finest museums and galleries. On the cover, Arearea, considered by Gauguin to be one of his best paintings. Vermeer's Girl with a Pearl Earring. Step into Van Gogh's Bedroom in Arles, painted in 1888. Plus Klimt's portrait of Adel Bloch-Bauer. It's a visually stunning collection provocative, inspiring, filled with beauty and surprise.

  • Social Critique and Commitment: Essays in Honor of Henry Rosenfeld

    Social Critique and Commitment: Essays in Honor of Henry Rosenfeld is a compilation of primarily original essays that deal with Israel from a critical position. The essays touch upon central concerns such as the Arab-Israeli conflict, Arabs in Israel, the economy, and social policy. The essays highlight the conflicted nature of Israeli society and emphasize that what is occurring on this small canvas has ramifications going beyond the particular and specific, bearing regional and indeed world-wide implication.

  • Bad Cat 2016 Calendar

    Don't let the little package fool you. Here comes trouble. Big trouble. Adapted from the outrageously hilarious #1 New York Times bestselling book, the Bad Cat Mini Calendar delivers twelve months of pure naughtiness in shocking full colour to your fridge, locker, or office space. Bad-tempered, badly groomed, filled with contempt for the hapless humans who feed them (and not afraid to show it), these felines have gone rogue. And you won t be able to look away.

  • The Christian Realists: Reassessing the Contributions of Niebuhr and his Contemporaries

    The Christian Realists investigates the contributions to practical and theoretical politics by a variety of mid-twentieth century thinkers such as Reinhold Niebuhr, John Foster Dulles, and Herbert Butterfield. In a period of international conflict and uncertainty caused by the rise of Nazism and Communism and the advent of nuclear weapons, these individuals argued for a "Christian" and a "realistic" approach to social and political problems. It is significant that for about a quarter century these men were listened to on Capitol Hill, in Westminster, on university campuses, in newspapers, as well as throughout the Western religious establishment. This volume provides chapters devoted to the thought of specific Christian realists: Niebuhr, Dulles, Martin Wight, John C. Bennett, and others. The book also includes a chapter on Niebuhr's influence on his secular disciples such as Hans Morgenthau and Arthur Schlesinger Jr. and a chapter on the Catholic social thinker John Courtney Murray.

  • Pokemon Emerald: Prima Official Game Guide

    It's a Team Aqua and Team Magma rematch!
    ·Tips for collecting the 200 + 2 Pokémon to complete the Hoenn Pokédex
    ·How to clear all 7 Battle Frontier arenas and get the Silver Symbols
    ·Detailed walkthrough guides you through story mode
    ·Maps cover every region, including all-new, as-yet-unexplored areas
    ·Field, Battle, and Contest moves lists, plus Items list
    ·How to play Pokémon Emerald with Pokémon Ruby and Pokémon Sapphire, Pokémon FireRed and Pokémon LeafGreen, and Pokémon Colosseum

  • Seven Wonders of Asteroids, Comets, and Meteors

    From earliest times, humans have wondered about the sky above them and have studied all visible objects. People began to identify differences between stars and planets, and as technology advanced with telescopes and space probes, they sought deeper understanding of the millions of bits of debris rocketing through the solar system. Scientists determined that most of these objects are left over from the creation of the planets and their moons. They classified these leftovers into categories such as asteroids, comets, and meteors.

    In this book, we'll explore seven wonders of asteroids, comets, and meteors. Ceres is a huge mountain-sized asteroid that orbits with other asteroids between Mars and Jupiter. Other marvels include Ganymede, the largest asteroid in the group called Earthgrazers or Near-Earth Objects, and Halley's comet, a ball of ice, that passes Earth every seventy-five or so years.

    We'll also explore the amazing impact that space debris can have on planets and moons. The Borealis Basin, a wondrous crater more than 5,000 miles across, formed when an asteroid collided with Mars in the ancient past.

    Then we will travel to the far-off Kuiper belt, where as many as 200 million icy bodies orbit, and wonder at the mystery of planetlike objects, such as Pluto and Charon. Finally, we'll can experience a space wonder firsthand by standing outside on a night in August to watch the spectacular Perseid meteor shower fill the sky.

  • Love and War Between the Signs: Astrological Secrets to Emotional Compatibility

    "Offers an astrological explanation of the theories on which I based my book, Men are From Mars, Women are From Venus. Amy Keehn explores this issue with great insight and humor."
    From the foreword by John Gray, Ph.D.

    You've just met someone. You're swept of your feet, your head is in the clouds and you can't help but wonder, is this the one? If you want to know for certain, look to the stars! In Love and War Between the Signs author Amy Keehn divulges the astrological secrets that will tell you if this is someone is the love of a lifetime.
    Exploring the many facets of the astrological chart, Keehn discusses Earth, Air, Water, and Fire — the Elements of the Universe — along with the Cardinal, Fixed, and Mutable modes. She also explains the effect that the major planets have on our basic values, character, and emotional nature.
    In this riveting contribution to the science of human relationships, Keehn captures the essence of emotional rapport, or lack thereof, between individuals. Topics include:
    ·The male chauvinist astrologically defined
    ·Couples who are hopelessly emotionally mismatched
    ·What the Martian and Venusian influences mean
    ·How to handle it when parents' and childrens' signs clash
    Using the 6,000-year-old science of astrology as a tool, Keehn leads the way to understanding and overcoming differences and problems within relationships.

  • The Wedding Book: An Expert's Guide to Planning Your Perfect Day--Your Way

    The Idea Book. The How-to Book. The Everything Book.

    It's the ultimate wedding planning bible from the ultimate wedding planner. From getting engaged to getting to the altar to taking off for your honeymoon to preserving the memories forever, this is the book to help you bring your dream wedding to life, no matter how big or small your budget.

    The Wedding Book is:

    • Your fashion consultant, menu planner, etiquette expert, and floral designer
    • An insider source for stretching budgets and negotiating contracts
    • A digital-savvy friend for making the most of Instagram, Etsy, Pinterest, and wedding planning websites and apps
    • A wise shoulder to lean on when sticky family issues come up
    Whatever the subject--cakes, stationery, dress shopping, lingerie, tents, Uber, insurance, porta-potties, party favors, the toasts, looking great in photos, tipping, and thank-you notes--The Wedding Book has the answer.
    Includes lists, schedules, budgeting tools, and timelines.

  • Facilitating Organizational Change

    Facilitating Organizational Change is a book that approaches organizational change as a profoundly difficult process that requires durable, time tested tools to master. The facilitator for this change is provided with the appropriate level of tools to approach the change situation from three different perspectives: Infrastructural, Cultural, and Individual. All of the tools have been tested by the author and his clients for the past twenty years, across a broad range of change efforts in research and development, the automotive industry, electronics, insurance and financial services, printing and publishing, paper products, government, utilities, and higher education. This book approaches the anxiety that surrounds change with a methodology that uses the disequilibrium as a driver for the culture to reassess how it does what it does. It facilitates the culture into operationalizing the need to reinvent itself in a fashion that allows for there to be closer alignment between what people's true values and needs are and how those needs can be optimally realized through the organizational systems within the culture.

  • Star Wars Preschool Shapes, Colors & Patterns for Ages 4-5

    The Force is strong with this series! Introducing a line of workbooks that marries the iconic popularity of Star Wars with the unique mix of editorial quality, fun presentation, and rigorous educational standards that Workman applied to the BRAIN QUEST Workbooks.

    Twelve titles launch the series--three each for Pre-K through 2nd Grade--and dig deep into core subjects, including numbers, ABCs, phonics, and reading readiness for younger grades, and math, reading, and writing for the older ones. The material, which aligns with national Common Core State Standards, is designed to reinforce essential concepts and lessons taught in schools. Any child, not just fans of Star Wars--but yes, those fans will be especially delighted (as will reluctant learners)--will love the "A" is for Anakin approach to phonics. Kids will practice learning numbers by counting and circling X-wing starfighters and clone troopers. Master place values by sorting groups of Wookiees. There are math problems--Yoda is holding 7 lightsabers. 5 of the lightsabers are blue. The rest are green. How many green lightsabers is he holding? And Language Arts--Circle the correct homophone in this sentence: Luke is a Jedi knight/night.

    Featuring favorite characters like Luke Skywalker, Queen Amidala, Yoda, and Obi-Wan Kenobi, and other creatures, monsters, Jedi, and Sith, the workbooks are filled with thousands of original illustrations drawing from all six Star Wars movies and the expanded Star Wars universe.

    Learn well, you will.

  • Instructive Journey: An Essay in Autobiography

    Nicholas Rescher was born in Germany in 1928 and came to the USA at the age of ten. He attended Queens College in New York City and Princeton University, where he earned his Ph.D. while still twenty-two. Since 1961 he has been University Professor of Philosophy at the University of Pittsburgh where he has also served as Chairman of the Department of Philosophy and as Director of the Center for Philosophy of Science. The author of more than seventy books in various areas of philosophy, works by Mr. Rescher have been translated into German, Spanish, French, Italian, and Japanese. One of the few contemporary exponents of philosophical idealism, Mr. Rescher has been active in the rehabilitation on the coherence theory of truth and in the reconstruction of philosophical pragmatism in line with the idealistic tradition. He has pioneered the development of inconsistency-tolerant logics and, in the philosophy of science, the exponential retardation theory of scientific progress based on the epistemological principle that knowledge increases merely with the logarithm of the increase in information. Books about Rescher's work have appeared in English, German, and Italian. His contributions to philosophy have been recognized repeatedly by honorary degrees awarded by universities in the U.S.A. and abroad. In 1977 its fellow elected him an honorary member of Corpus Christi College, Oxford, and in 1983 he received an Alexander von Humboldt Humanities Prize, awarded under the auspices of the Federal Republic of Germany 'in recognition of the research accomplishments of humanistic scholars of international distinction.' In this autobiographical work, Rescher describes his boyhood in Nazi Germany, his family's struggles to make a new life for themselves in the USA of the 1930's, and the vicissitudes attending his own labors as a professional philosopher. The book provides a vivid and humane portrait of the intellectual and personal formation of America's most productive philosophical author.

  • Fight Night: Round 3: Prima Official Game Guide

    Bad Blood: Details on Every Rivalry in ESPN Classic Mode
    The Real Deal: Real boxer biographies
    Boxing Camp: Tried and true boxing techniques
    Being in the Ring: Every venue detailed
    Be a Contender: Strategies for every mode, including the PLAYSTATION®3-exclusive Get in the Ring mode

  • Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Vegas: Prima Official Game Guide

    What happens in Vegas gets buried in Vegas.

    · Advanced room-clearing tactics.
    · Field-tested multiplayer tips and team tactics.
    · Stats and tips for all weapons, attachments, and tactical aids.
    · Multiplayer maps for all game modes.
    · Step-by-step single-player walkthrough, including detailed maps

  • Masked Ball at the White Cross Caffe: The Failure of Jewish Assimilation

    Masked Ball at the White Cross Cafe examines the efforts of Hungarian Jews to assimilate after emancipation, between the years 1867 and 1920. Foremost, the book is written from the non-Jewish perspective. Hence, a byproduct of this work is to do away with the notion of anti-Semitism and typical renderings of anti-Semites. The purpose of the book is to expose the real issue at stake after emancipation, which gave rise to the Jewish Question: the assimilation of the Jews into the host society, the imperative to "become just like us." Crucial to understanding the pivotal role of assimilation is the centuries leading up to 1867. Chapters on the era of Toleration, the Enlightenment, and the Liberal Era provide this grounding. Simultaneously, the book engages in a comparison with Britain, and shows that Jews' efforts to assimilate were unsuccessful not only in Hungary, but also in Britain. Within the limits set by the national context, both countries responded uniformly to the presence of unreformed Jews in their midst. The cutoff date, 1920, underscores the finality of the rejection of Jewish nonassimilation. The role of contingency, which determined the precise fate of European Jewry, came into play at that time.

  • Star Wars Knights of the Old Republic II: The Sith Lords: Prima Official Game Guide

    You are the Republic's only hope . . . or biggest threat.
    ·Detailed stats, equipment, and ability descriptions for all party members
    ·Covers all main allies and foes
    ·Exhaustive Jedi Mastery helps you master each Jedi class
    ·Detailed maps for every planet and location
    ·Construct the ultimate weapon and armor kits with our expert workbench tips
    ·All Secret Powers unearthed!
    ·All Jedi Party Members Revealed!
    ·The best ranged and melee weapons combat tested and approved!

  • 365 New Words-a-Year 2014 Calendar

    The most beloved and bestselling word calendar on the market the one that belongs on the desk of every crossword buff, writer, reader, student, and lover of language. Take your vocabulary to the next level with hundreds of smart and unexpected words, from the classic to the neoteric, chosen by the editors at Merriam-Webster, America's most respected dictionary.

  • En un golpe de tos sintio volar la vida: Gaspar Octavio Hernandez, Obras escogidas

    En un golpe de tos sintio volar la vida is an in-depth discussion of Panamanian poet Gaspar Octavio Hernandez. (Text In Spanish)

  • A Year of Good Beer 2018 Calendar

    A beer lover's dream! Foaming over with craft brew reviews, trivia, and more beer-related fun, this calendar fills every day of the year with a refreshing cheer. Belgian ales with coriander, orange peel, and lemongrass; Japanese Koshihikari Echigo Beer, made with rice instead of malt barley; and pints with unexpected sweetness, like cola-colored Over the Moon Vanilla Milk Stout. Includes food-pairing tips (Instead of white wine with a summer salad, try a fruity but tart Belgian gueuze), plus recipes, rhymes, quotations. Beers from microbreweries and brewpubs, both American and imports, are featured, as are beer labels. A slam-dunk gift for beer geeks.

  • Handbags Gallery 2014 Calendar

    Behold, the power of the purse! The must-have accessory for the fashion lover s desktop, Handbags delivers a year of showstopping clutches, hobos, totes, and satchels gorgeously photographed in full colour. The beaded. The sequined. The fringed. The pleated. The antique. And the elegantly minimalist. Adapted from Anna Johnson's delightful bestseller Handbags. Ooh-la-la!

  • Positive Time-Out: And Over 50 Ways to Avoid Power Struggles in the Home and the Classroom

    Discover the Power of Positive Time-Out
    Time-out is one of the most popular disciplinary techniques used in homes and schools today. But instead of being the positive, motivating, experience it should be for children, it is often punitive, counterproductive, and damaging to their gentle psyches.
    In this book, bestselling parenting author Jane Nelsen shows you how to make time-out a positive learning experience for children. Inside, you'll discover how positive time-out can teach children the art of self-discipline and instill such invaluable qualities as self-confidence and problem-solving skills. You'll also learn how to:
    ·Make time-out an encouraging experience
    ·Develop an attitude and action plan to avoid power struggles with children
    ·Empower children by involving them in the behavior changing process
    ·Understand the mistaken goals of negative behavior
    "Gives parents and teachers the encouragement and tools they need to help children handle their own behavior."—Sheryl Hausinger, M.D., Texas Children's Pediatric Associates and mother of three
    "Offers more than 50 ways that parents can set limits while still encouraging their kids. It should be in every doctor's waiting room."—Jody McVittie, M.D., family physician

  • The Ultimate Book of Homeschooling Ideas: 500+ Fun and Creative Learning Activities for Kids Ages 3-12

    Fun and Effective Home Learning Activities for Every Subject
    As a homeschooling parent, you're always looking for new and creative ways to teach your child the basics. Look no longer! Inside this innovative helper, you'll find kid-tested and parent-approved techniques for learning math, science, writing, history, manners, and more that you can easily adapt to your family's homeschooling needs. And even if you don't homeschool, you'll find this book a great teaching tool outside the classroom. You'll discover fun and educational activities for kids ages 3 to 12, including how to:
    ·Create maps based on favorite stories, such as Treasure Island or The Wizard of Oz
    ·Make letters out of French fries as an alphabet learning aid
    ·Explore architecture by building igloos, castles, and bridges with sugar cubes and icing
    ·Review spelling words by writing them on the sidewalk with chalk
    ·And many more!
    This comprehensive collection of tried-and-true—and generally inexpensive—ideas provides the best-of-the-best homeschooling activities that can be done anywhere, anytime, and by anyone.

  • Space

    Sticker lovers, rejoice! A new addition to the successful EyeLike Stickers series, and it makes the perfect gift for every little girl or boy. EyeLike Stickers: Space is packed with 400 full-colour and photo-real stickers that can be peeled and placed again and again. Plus, the inside cover is glossy and illustrated-perfect backgrounds on which kids can place their stickers to create unique and changeable scenes. Plus, it's a perfect place to store your stickers year after year. In Space, a galaxy of stars, planets, spaceships captures the imagination. Use the stickers to decorate notebooks, cubbies, classrooms, cards, scrapbooks, binders, party invitations-you name it! And for older kids, here are perfect books for anyone who loves scrapbooking and arts and crafts!

  • Steroids

    This informative series teaches readers the facts about drugs.

  • Homeschooling: The Teen Years: Your Complete Guide to Successfully Homeschooling the 13- to 18- Year-Old

    Discover the Rewards of Homeschooling Your Teen
    ·Create unlimited learning on a limited budget
    ·Discover teaching methods for teens with different learning styles
    ·Utilize the best resources and technology
    ·Prepare your teen for college, career, and adult life
    The teen years can be the most exciting time in your child's life. He or she is becoming an independent young adult and beginning to make decisions for the future. Yet growing concern about the negative social pressures, safety, and efficiency of our traditional high schools has prompted many parents just like you to teach their teenagers at home. With Homeschooling: The Teen Years as your guide, you'll discover it's not as daunting a task as you've been led to believe. Using real-life stories from dozens of families, this book reveals the secrets of making homeschooling work for you and your teen. You'll discover how to:
    ·Work with your teen to create a unique, individual learning experience
    ·Make coursework interesting, challenging, and fun
    ·Allow your teen to discover the best vocational path, including selecting a college
    ·Know when your teen has "completed" high school
    ·And much more!
    "Contains three of the most helpful sentences I've ever read on the question of homeschooling: 'Just start.' 'You will make mistakes.' 'No big deal.' What excellent advice! One of the most thoroughly helpful books I've read in years. If you're homeschooling a teenager you'll want—and need—this outstanding book!" — Helen Hegener, managing editor of Home Education Magazine
    "Am I crazy? Homeschool my teen? But how do I do it, when should I do it, where do I find information, and is this really a good choice? If this sounds like you, stop shopping and start reading. This book provides insights and solutions to questions from A to Z. Highly recommended!" — Cindy Stanley, sponsor of the Homeschooling for Everyone Conferences
    "Lots of practical tips, examples, and help. I loved the smorgasbord of ideas from other homeschooling parents of teens, showing the wide range of ways to learn and excel." — Judith Waite Allee, coauthor of Homeschooling on a Shoestring

  • Far Cry 2: Prima Official Game Guide

    Maps: Detailed maps of the entire Far Cry 2 world including locations of all 220 Diamonds and 16 Jackal tapes.
    Environment: Developer tips and tricks to help you learn to leverage your environment and give you the upper hand in any situation.
    Weapons: Exclusive content on the breakdown of all weapons such as damage, range, accuracy, and reliability stats to help you choose the right tools for the job.
    Multiplayer: Labeled maps of ammo piles, vehicles and more! Details on the Persistent System which handles each class, upgrade, and rank to give you an edge in online battles.

  • The New York Loyalists

    The New York Loyalists is a narrative history of the American Revolution in the State of New York. Beginning in 1765 with the terrible violence against the Stamp Act in New York City, some moderate men sought to restrain extremists and tried hard to contain their violence. These moderates of New York angered New England because they refused to tolerate Boston's cheating during the non-importation crisis. Yet, when war broke out in 1775, New York was firmly in the patriot camp. Despite an unsuccessful British invasion of northern New York in 1777 and the loss of New York City in 1776, the state remained, overall, a center of support for the Revolution. The book discusses the fate of the loyalists after the return of peace in 1783, and even travels out of the country to show how Canada was settled by exiled loyalists. The second edition incorporates new research and corrects minor errors. It contains some new illustrations, a preface linking New York with loyalists in other states, and an essay that comments on historical work published on the subject since 1986.

  • What Is Sight?

    A green frog. An orange Popsicle. A flashing "walk" sign. Your eyes let you see everything around you. But how do your eyes work? And how does your sense of sight help you? Read this book to find out! Learn all about your five senses in the Your Amazing Senses series - part of the Lightning Bolt Books(TM) collection. With high-energy designs, exciting photos, and fun text, Lightning Bolt Books(TM) bring nonfiction topics to life!

  • Eyelike Christmas: 400 Reusable Stickers

    EyeLike Stickers: Christmas celebrates the biggest holiday of the year with 400 high-quality, photographic images that are amazingly lifelike in color and detail. The durable, reusable stickers are designed to be stuck on and peeled off over and over again without losing adhesive. Ornaments and Santa hats, reindeer and an old-fashioned sleigh, trees to decorate, stockings to hang, presents to unwrap--every page of stickers captures the feeling of Christmas. Use them to decorate notebooks, cards, scrapbooks, crafts, party invitations, lunchboxes, even windows; create a lively scene on the book's inside front and back covers--which double as glossy illustrated backgrounds--and change them up when the mood strikes.

  • My Robots: The Robotic Genius of Lady Regina Bonquers III

    In this intriguing volume, noted monstrologist and alienologist Johan Olander reveals the works of the talented inventor Lady Regina Bonquers III, a genius recluse who mysteriously disappeared in 1972. The collection includes some of the most fascinating robots ever seen--and some never before seen. Shown here are Lady Regina's sketches and notes, as well as marketing brochures, newspaper articles, and other artifacts of these machines. Inside you'll find:

    -Interplanetary battle bots!

    -Giant firefighting robots!

    -Building bots going berserk!

    -A pocket-sized Personal Grooming Robot (for plucking unwanted nose hairs)!

    -The snuggliest, cuddliest hugging robot you've even seen, and more!

    Discover these amazing inventions and form your own theories about what really happened to Lady Bonquers. The imaginative text and artwork combined with an elaborate steampunk-inspired design make for an engaging package that will have kids dreaming up their own robots.

  • The Last Day of Kindergarten

    Today is the last day of kindergarten. I wish it were the FIRST. Then I'd meet Mrs. Popinski all over again. A little girl is sad that kindergarten is coming to an end. She wishes it were the first day again, when everything was exciting and new and there was such a fun year ahead. But then she realizes that graduating is exciting, too, and maybe first grade won't be so bad, after all! Bright mixed-media artwork is a perfect complement to the text.

  • Pocket Pigs 2017 Calendar: The Famous Teacup Pigs of Pennywell Farm

    It just doesn t get cuter than this. Returning after another sellout year, the teacup pigs of Pennywell Farm in Devon, UK whose books and calendars have sold 300,000 copies are ready for their close-ups. Meet Bibi and Glenn, braving a sun shower under a wee umbrella. Irvin, decked out in his starspangled best for July. A gaggle of piggies cuddling with their canine buddy. And Mireille, the centerpiece for the sweetest holiday wreath ever. Each irresistible image is accompanied by a caption that captures its subjects spirits and charisma. Pink, palm-sized, and utterly adorable, every last one."

  • Results at the Edge: The Ten Rules of Government Reform

    The Structure of government is changing. Networks, not hierarchy, are the basic building blocks of governance in every domain of democracy. These networks coordinate across boundaries to deliver better results, set more realistic policy and remove barriers to success. These networks are shaping democracy as a living system- responsive, adaptable, flexible, inter-connected and supporting the emergence of new forms. Results at the Edge are what Americans want- safe streets, safe skies, clean air and water, healthy communities, great schools, high-skilled jobs, a balanced budget, lower taxes and a strong national defense. The Ten Rules of Government Reform are practical guidelines for delivering those results, while transforming bureaucracy from rigid hierarchies to flexible networks and learning communities. Beginning with a history of government reform and concluding with a systems view of democracy in the 21st century, this book provides both vision and practical guidelines for public sector leaders and consultants who want to deliver results at the edge, where government provides services to individuals, families, communities and country.

  • International Wildlife Encyclopedia

    New edition of a 22-volume reference that offers coverage of thousands of species of wildlife, from amoebas to zebras, for middle school students and above. Arranged alphabetically by each animal's commonly used English name, the approximately 1,200 articles discuss the appearance and behavior of species from every branch of the animal world and al

  • Zen 2015 Calendar

    You can t know wisdom, you have to be it. Baba Ram Dass Delivering daily enlightenment for 20 years, the Zen Calendar features hundreds of quotes, koans, sutras, and parables that embody Zen, from the words of Lao-Tzu (As soon as you have made a thought, laugh at it) to one word from Joseph Campbell (Jump).

  • Science Fantasy Voices and Visions of Cosmic Religion

    This book offers a new approach to comparative religion suggested by science fantasy interpretations of traditional religious teachings.

  • The Doula Advantage: Your Complete Guide to Having an Empowered and Positive Birth with the Help of a Professional Childbirth Assistant

    The Doula Advantage
    Your Complete Guide to Having an Empowered and Positive Birth with the Help of a Professional Childbirth Assistant
    by Rachel Gurevich

    Take Control of Your Childbirth Experience
    New moms are spreading the word to pregnant women just like you: Doulas make pregnancy and childbirth the celebratory experience it is meant to be! Doulas are professionally trained women who provide support before, during, and after delivery. Research has shown that doulas help women have positive birth experiences, decrease the need for pain medication, improve breastfeeding success, and reduce the need for cesarean sections and other invasive procedures. Author Rachel Gurevich interviewed more than 235 women and birth professionals to bring you this best-kept pregnancy secret. Inside, you'll find real mothers' stories and discover how doulas make a joyful difference in childbirth. You'll learn:
    ·The many ways doulas provide labor support, whether you plan a "natural" or medicated birth
    ·How to find, hire, and choose the right doula
    ·How specialized doulas can help you before or after the baby's birth
    ·How doulas help the dad-to-be
    ·And more!
    Foreword by Mayer Eisenstein, M.D., medical director, Homefirst Health Services
    Praise for The Doula Advantage :
    "Doulas really do make a difference in having a safe and satisfying birth, as you will learn in this book." — William Sears, M.D., coauthor, The Baby Book
    "Comprehensive, thought-provoking, and highly moving. . . . A must read for any woman thinking of using the services of a doula." — Ann Douglas, author, The Mother of All Pregnancy Books and The Mother of All Baby Books

  • I Love You With All My Butt!: An Illustrated Book of Big Thoughts from Little Kids

    We just can't get enough of the funny stuff kids say. We share our own children's gems with friends and family. If we're smart, we write down these scraps of accidental poetry. And we turn them into books.

    Martin Bruckner is an artist and father who not only recorded the sayings of his daughter, Harper, but used each as the inspiration for a work of art. After posting them on social media, Bruckner became the artist that other parents sought out to transform their own children's funny words into artwork. Collected here are 100 mini-posters of pure delight, a marriage of the children's surprising wisdom and the artist's nimble style, plus the occasional backstory that amplifies both.

    Every parent will recognize the spirited declarations of personality--"I'm training to be a wolf." The endearing mangling of language--"Mommy, I don't need your mouth to talk to me right now." The creative mixing of metaphors--"I need a tissue to wipe my feelings." Those precious, heartbreaking outbursts without guile or filters--"I only love you at the toy store." Illustrated with sweetness and whimsy, each is a window into the irresistible innocence of childhood, even if the sentiment is "Dad, please wipe the bum of this beautiful princess."

  • Standard Documents for Community Development Venture Capital Transactions

    The world of community development finance has grown increasingly sophisticated in its multi-faceted responses to poverty, joblessness and environmental degradation. One of the most sophisticated approaches involves the marriage of the tools of venture capital and private equity investing with a wide range of social goals. This approach what is termed by its adherents "community venture capital" has been successful at stimulating productive economic activity in resource-starved communities while encouraging the creation and growth of business dedicated to the "double bottom line." The authors of Standard Documents for Community Development Venture Capital Transactions have adapted the model documents found in Joe Bartlett's Equity Finance treatise for use by a coalition of funds engaged in a different kind of private equity investing. Co-published with Community Development Venture Capital Transactions.

  • Feminists Negotiate the State: The Politics of Domestic Violence

    As feminists demand government action to address gender inequality, they are confronted by the paradox of state power-a state which promises women protection, but protects the interests of men. Using domestic violence against women as a case study, this book examines the trade-offs and compromises faced by feminists in this process of negotiating with the state. Over the past twenty years, feminists have won critical and significant political victories on the issue of domestic violence, including funding for battered women's shelters, better training for police officers and judges, and legal rights in the courts. Yet the state has failed to address the deeper social and economic sources of domestic violence and in many ways helps to perpetuate the masculine culture of violence which helps to produce it. This book explores feminist engagements with each of the three branches of government, examining the response of the Executive branch (through mandatory police arrest policies), the Judicial branch (through the use of Battered Woman's Syndrome in the courts) and the Legislative branch (through analysis of the Violence Against Women Act) to feminist demands for social change.

  • We Wait For You: Unheard Voices from Post-Communist Romania

    We Wait for You chronicles the lives of average citizens in Post-Ceausescu Romania. Seen through the eyes of Annabelle Townson, an American Peace Corps volunteer in Romania from 2001-2003, this personal memoir offers a fascinating and timely account of the aftermath of the fall of Communism.

  • What Is Touch?

    A furry dog. A scaly lizard. Your sense of touch lets you feel these things and more. But how does your sense of touch work? And how does it help you? Read this book to find out! Learn all about your five senses in the Your Amazing Senses series - part of the Lightning Bolt Books(TM) collection. With high-energy designs, exciting photos, and fun text, Lightning Bolt Books(TM) bring nonfiction topics to life!

  • A Profession of One's Own: Organized Medicine's Opposition to Chiropractic

    This book documents organized medicine's communications to its members about chiropractic, demonstrating how by fighting chiropractic, organized medicine was serving itself and the profession: focusing on unity in the face of factionalism, demonstrating its superiority in the face of a doubting public, and developing and maintaining its dominance in the face of bureaucratic and legislative challenges to that dominance. Much has been written about how medicine's opposition to chiropractic spurred that profession to fight for its survival. This book shows how medicine's opposition to chiropractic was just as important for the development of medicine.

  • The Ka'Bah: Rhythms of Culture, Faith and Physiology

    The Ka'bah in Mecca, architectural and geographical centerpiece of Islam, is an ancient structure with a modern message. The Holy Temple emerged as one of the earliest expressions of shrine building in primitive times even before the advent of monotheism. After ages of change, this spiritual site to which the ancients made pilgrimage was finally adopted by Muhammad in the 7th century as the center of the Islamic world. Today, it continues as a constant focal point for the expression of ritual behavior that mirrors patterns of movement throughout nature and the cosmos. The Ka'bah, strongly connected to humans though worship, ritual and prayer, is important in multiple ways- architecturally, behaviorally, culturally, historically, philosophically, symbolically, and even physiologically. In The Ka'bah: Rhythms of Culture, Faith and Physiology, the author explores the diverse significance of the Ka'bah, from the architectural to the neuroscientific, in terms of Eliade's homology of Body:House:Cosmos.

  • From Ritual to Art: The Aesthetics and Cultural Relevance of Igbo Satire

    The book investigates the development of Igbo satire from its ritual origins as a censure tool to its present function as an aesthetic/entertainment tool.

  • Tikkun Olam Ted

    Always busy doing good deeds like recycling, feeding birds, working in the garden and donating items to others, a little boy has earned the nickname "Tikkun Olam Ted."

  • Hailey's Halloween

    It's time for Hailey's favorite holiday--Halloween! She plans her costume. She also carves jack-o'-lanterns with her family. Finally, it's time for Hailey to trick-or-treat with her friends.

  • The Complete Book of Triathlons: From Novice to Seasoned Athlete

    Train Hard, Enjoy Yourself, and Excel!
    Congratulations! You've reached the starting line for achieving the physical and psychological triumph of your life—training for a triathlon. Whether you're training for your very first triathlon or simply looking to improve your performance, this book has it all.
    Inside, 19-time Ironman finisher Sally Edwards coaches you mile by mile through the exhilarating sport of triathlon. You'll learn how to work out at a pace that's perfect for you and discover the wonderful physical and mental rewards of regular training and exercise. Triathlons are for everyone, including you! This book will help you prove it by teaching you how to:
    ·Overcome the mental and physical barriers
    ·Train properly and improve steadily in each sport
    ·Find the equipment suited just for you
    ·Develop a performance-enhancing nutritional and workout strategy
    ·And much, much more!

  • Freshly Brewed Coffee 2016 Calendar

    Introducing a mini calendar that's as stimulating and energizing as that first cup of morning joe. Featuring the bold designs of illustrator Mary Kate McDevitt, Freshly Brewed Coffee serves up a dozen beautifully hand-lettered images that pay tribute to the beloved beverage and the magic it works on the soul. Hang this calendar in a cubicle or in the kitchen right next to the coffeemaker, of course. For every coffee lover, it's a gift to wake up the senses.

  • Homeopathic Self-Care: The Quick & Easy Guide for the Whole Family

    Homeopathy Is Now as Easy as 1, 2, 3
    Homeopathy is growing in popularity by leaps and bounds. More and more people are realizing that it really does work, and can be used to treat a wide range of common health problems. Now, thanks to a new book by best-selling authors Judyth Reichenberg-Ullman and Robert Ullman homeopathy can be used easily, safely, and effectively by anyone.
    In Homeopathic Self-Care: The Quick and Easy Guide for the Whole Family, readers will learn to recognize and treat more than 70 specific conditions using a clear, step-by-step approach. It really can be as easy as 1, 2, 3 if you look, listen, and ask the right questions.
    The book is clearly written, and organized in an easy-to-use format that will appeal to anyone interested in learning more about homeopathy. In addition, dozens of the most commonly used homeopathic medicines are listed; a glossary is included; and there are tips for obtaining a homeopathic self-care medicine kit.

  • The Night Before Christmas

    The poem "The Night Before Christmas" has become so much a part of Christmas that it's hard to imagine the holiday without it. Originally published as an "Account of a Visit from St. Nicholas," it appeared in 1823 in the newspaper, the Troy Sentinel. It has since been reprinted hundreds of times, acted out on stage, and read over the radio and on film and CD. The author, CLEMENT CLARKE MOORE, is said to have written the poem for his children on Christmas Eve, 1822. Our modern image of Santa Claus as a bearded, plump, jolly figure can be traced back to Moore's famous description of St. Nick: "He had a broad face, and a little round belly, that shook when he laughed, like a bowl full of jelly."

  • Socratic Method and Writing Instruction

    This is a discussion of how Socratic method can work in a college or high school composition class. Contents: Defining Socratic Method; Development of Socratic Methods; Socratic Method and Objective Rhetorics; Socratic Method and Objective Rhetorics; Socratic Method and Subjective Rhetorics; Socratic Method and Transactional Rhetorics; Works Cited; Index.

  • Goodnight, Little Monster

    Little Monster needs to get ready for bed. That means howling at the moon, scrubbing his scales, getting into his creepy PJs, and enjoying a nice snack before bed: worm juice and baked beetle bread. And, of course, Little Monster's mother is nearby to tuck Little Monster into bed and turn on his night-light--because even little monsters can be afraid of the dark. Bonnie Leick's soft, child-friendly illustrations rendered in watercolor bring a new and quiet twist to the evening's bedtime ritual. Sweet dreams, Little Monster!

  • 365 Spanish Words-a-Year 2015 Calendar

    Improve your espanol throughout the year. 365 Spanish Words-A-Year is the essential calendar for students of Spanish or anyone hoping to learn helpful vocabulary and phrases. Each day s entry is used in a sample sentence and includes a definition and pronunciation guide.

  • Pokemon Diamond & Pearl: Prima Official Game Guide

    * Exclusive Poster - A large poster with exclusive Pokémon art.
    * Full Walkthrough with Maps - Each area of the new Sinnoh region will be comprehensively covered so players will be able to find all the new Pokémon.

  • Encyclopedia of Technology and Applied Sciences

    This comprehensive yet concise reference resource follows in the tradition of "Encyclopedia of Life Sciences" and "Encyclopedia of Earth and Physical Sciences" to supplement the science classroom curriculum. Clearly written and lavishly illustrated, it sheds light on a wide range of topics. It features: 10 volumes of articles in A-Z format; additional index volume; volume indexes; consistent format; brief description of topic; and colour-coded focus boxes: Core Facts (found in longer articles), Connections (cross-references), A Closer Look, History of Technology, People, Looking to the Future, Wider Impact; full-colour photographs and diagrams; "See Also" references; and further readings. Over 400 articles cover all aspects of technology and the scientific theories and innovations at its core. The far-reaching range of topics includes: Aerodynamics, Blood Transfusion, Chemical Engineering, Dentistry, Energy Resources, Food Preservation, Glass and Glassmaking, Hazardous Waste, Mass Transit System, Military Vehicles, Paper and Papermaking, Prehistoric Technology, Telecommunications, Ultrasonics, Veterinary Medicine, Water Power, and Wireless Communication. Volume 11 contains: Comprehensive index; Subject indexes: Agricultural and Food Technology; Chemistry and Materials Science; Computers and Communications; Energy and Resources; Engineering, Construction, and Design; Environmental Technology; Manufacturing and Industry; Medical and Biological Technology; Military and Security Technology; Scientists and Inventors; and Transportation Technology; Bibliography; Glossary; Time line of inventions; Inventors and their inventions; Thematic list of contents; and Conversion chart. This clearly written and well-organized set helps students understand and appreciate technology and its role in history and society. Colour-coded focus boxes, full-colour photographs, scientific illustrations, and drawings make an extensive amount of material readily accessible.

  • Eek! Halloween!

    Boynton celebrates Halloween!

    A new addition to the Boynton on Board series, with over 21 million copies sold, Eek! Halloween! is all treat and no tricks, a journey with Boynton and her nutty characters through the tradition of Halloween.

    It starts with an uh-oh--the chickens are nervous! Strange things are happening. One chicken saw a pumpkin with flickering eyes, another spied a mouse of enormous size. They all saw a wizard and a witch, and a spooky robot. "WHAT'S GOING ON HERE? WHAT DOES IT MEAN? / Relax, silly chickens! It's HALLOWEEN!"

    Oversized lap edition also available--perfect for reading aloud!

  • The Wealthy Barber, Updated 3rd Edition: Everyone's Commonsense Guide to Becoming Financially Independent

    "Quite simply the best financial self-help book."
    --Money Book Club, Book-of-the-Month Club

    Even if you consider yourself a financial "basket case," Chilton explains how you can easily put an effective financial plan into action.

    In this third edition of one of the biggest-selling financial-planning books ever, David Chilton simplifies the complex puzzles of personal finance and helps you achieve financial independence. With the help of his fictional barber, Roy, and a large dose of humor, Chilton shows you how to take control of your financial future--slowly, steadily, and with sure success. Chilton's plan (detailed in an entertaining story) is no get-rich-quick scheme, but it does make financial independence possible on nothing more than an average salary.

    This third edition has been updated with assistance from the Arthur Andersen Corporation.

  • The Babylonian Talmud: A Topical Guide

    The Babylonian Talmud is often cited as the bedrock upon which Judaism stands. And yet, it remains a closed book for the majority of Jews. Since the Talmud's composition does not follow the rules of Western writing, beginning learners are often thwarted in their first attempts to "swim in the sea of Talmud." These modern learners often experience rabbinic literature as a sort of stream-of-consciousness writing that seems to wobble off-track quite frequently. Frustrated, these learners often give up. To understand the Babylonian Talmud (also called the Bavli) readers need to understand its process of composition and the fundamental differences between Western and rabbinic writing styles. Judith Abrams's The Babylonian Talmud: A Topical Guide is a teaching tool and a reference book for those who teach and learn Talmud. It explains the Babylonian Talmud's literary nature and metaphorical meanings.

  • Splitting the Atom

    This new series allows readers to take a look at some of science's biggest concepts

  • Uninstaller 3: Uncluttering Your PC

    Provides tips for improving performance, precautions for system protection, troubleshooting advice, and coverage of new features, including archiving, moving, and transporting applications.

  • Integrating Quantitative and Qualitative Methods in Research

    This book promises to provide the graduate student with a practical and relatively simple introduction to statistical research, both quantitative and qualitative. The author has taken his experience in conducting statistics seminars and streamlined the method, resulting in a highly applicable, relevant treatment of research methods. Both quantitative and qualitative methods are analyzed, and reasons given for their use in appropriate situations. Each chapter concludes with work sessions and problems, and the examples used throughout are tailored to the method being discussed. Integrating Quantitative and Qualitative Methods in Research is an indispensable guide for graduate students.

  • Brutal Legend: Prima Official Game Guide

    •Detailed walkthrough and boss strategies to help Eddie through this vast and wondrous world of heavy metal!

    •Pullout Poster map showing collectibles including Bound Serpents and Motor Forges, plus Landmarks,mission start points, side missions, and more!

    •Multiplayer Strategies including descriptions of each minion type and tips on how to use them to crush your opponents!

    •Behind the Scenes content including an art gallery and interview with creator Tim Schafer!

  • Shadow The Hedgehog: Prima Official Game Guide

    Hero or Villain? You Decide.

    • Navigate your way through all 55 missions and 16 Boss Battles
    • Incredible tactics for defeating all bosses with an A Ranking
    • Find out how to beat Expert Mode
    • Find all 115 secret keys throughout the game
    • All unlockables exposed

  • A Field Guide to Redheads: An Illustrated Celebration

    A unique and beautiful gift for the redhead in your life.

    A Field Guide to Redheads celebrates that rarest of creatures--people with red hair account for less than 2% of the population--in the most whimsical and irresistible way. Illustrated by Elizabeth Graeber, a redhead herself, this pretty little hardcover gift book presents a pantheon of 100 famous redheads, both real and fictional. Each page is a treat in how it surprises and pleases, acting as a field guide to every type of redhead, whether amber or auburn, ginger or strawberry: David Bowie and Rita Hayworth; Archie, Adele, and Axl Rose; Malcolm X, Sylvia Plath, and Yosemite Sam; Eric the Red, Louis C.K., Anne of Green Gables; Woody Woodpecker and Morris the Cat. Not to mention Napoleon, Shirley Temple, and those Raggedy Twins, Ann and Andy.

    If you are a redhead, celebrate your place among such distinguished company. If you love, or are loved by, a redhead, discover just how special the world is that you orbit.

  • Woolly Mammoth

    This exciting series brings to life some of history's most interesting prehistoric creatures.

  • Downton Abbey 2017 Calendar

    Spend another year at Downton Abbey. The essential calendar for fans of the landmark television series, Downton Abbey is packed with fun and pure obsession: full-color stills from the show; character portraits; fascinating trivia about the era, including Science and Technology, Language and Literature, The Working World, and Notable Events; plus delectable dialogue--Isobel: How you hate to be wrong. Violet: I wouldn't know. I 'm not familiar with the sensation.

  • Pokemon Fire Red & Leaf Green: Prima Official Game Guide

    Catch 'Em All Over Again!
    ·Extensive strategy for new and veteran Pokémaniacs
    ·Massive walkthrough with stats on every enemy
    ·Exclusive maps to help you navigate each area
    ·Detailed battle tactics for dominating your Pokémon® Ruby & Sapphire—playing friends!
    ·Essential PokéDex, featuring stats and how to catch them

  • Papertoy Glowbots: 46 Glowing Robots You Can Make Yourself!

    Origami meets amazing creatures in a book of paper craft fun!

    Papertoy Glowbots introduces 46 robots that have the added cool factor of lighting up, whether using glow-in-the-dark stickers that come with the book or light sources like flashlights, Christmas tree lights, and electric tea lights.

    The 46 die-cut paper robots are created by Brian Castleforte, author of Papertoy Monsters, along with the hottest papertoy designers from around the world. Meet the robots and read about their entertaining backstories in the front, then turn to the card stock section in the back to build them. The templates are die-cut and ready to pop out, fold, and glue. Bold, colorful graphics ensure the robots look as amazing in the daytime as they do with the lights off.

  • Street Style Gallery 2017 Calendar

    Introducing a new calendar for fashion lovers, for people-watchers, for anyone who appreciates head-turning style. Street photography is not about the trends and models of glossy magazines; it s about showcasing regular people who have a bold, singular way with clothing and accessories. It s also a social media phenomenon: Photographers like The Sartorialist, Tommy Ton, and Adam Katz Sinding boast hundreds of thousands of followers. With a year of delightfully spontaneous, full-color images, Street Style celebrates the beauty and spirit of unconventional style and the people who flaunt it from the sidewalks of Paris to Melbourne to Tokyo to Lima."

  • Footnote to History

    In Footnote to History, Andrew Laszlo takes the reader from the "good days," the good life of a prosperous Hungarian landowner family before World War II, through the deteriorating conditions that culminated in the Holocaust. Through the eyes of a child growing up into young adulthood, experiencing and surviving those events and their aftermath, Laszlo does not devote his story exclusively to the horrors of the holocaust, which differentiates this book from others that describe the same period of history.

  • Culture Shock! Sweden: A Survival Guide to Customs and Etiquette

    A Survival Guide to Customs and Etiquette in Sweden

  • Pocket Pigs 2017 Calendar: The Famous Teacup Pigs of Pennywell Farm

    Wee little piggies in a wee little calendar what could be cuter than that? Starring the adorable and beloved teacup pigs of Pennywell Farm, POCKET PIGS MINI CALENDAR adds sweetness to lockers, cubicles, and other small spaces. This little piggie driving an itty-bitty motor boat. This little piggie with a big ice cream cone. This little piggie posing in a handbasket. And this little piggie rocking out with a miniature electric guitar. Chubby, palm-sized, and supremely photogenic, these little piggies will keep you smiling throughout the year. Each month's mise-en-scene is accompanied by a pitch-perfect caption.

  • The Nurses: A Year of Secrets, Drama, and Miracles With the Heroes of the Hospital

    A New York Times bestseller. "A funny, intimate, and often jaw-dropping account of life behind the scenes."--People

    Nurses is the compelling story of the year in the life of four nurses, and the drama, unsung heroism, and unique sisterhood of nursing--one of the world's most important professions (nurses save lives every day), and one of the world's most dangerous, filled with violence, trauma, and PTSD.

    In following four nurses, Alexandra Robbins creates sympathetic characters while diving deep into their world of controlled chaos. It's a world of hazing--"nurses eat their young." Sex--not exactly like on TV, but surprising just the same. Drug abuse--disproportionately a problem among the best and the brightest, and a constant temptation. And bullying--by peers, by patients, by hospital bureaucrats, and especially by doctors, an epidemic described as lurking in the "shadowy, dark corners of our profession."

    The result is a page-turning, shocking look at our health-care system.



  • The Limits of Influence

    The Limits of Influence is a detailed examination and defense of the evidence for largescale-psychokinesis (P.K.). It examines the reasons why experimental evidence has not, and perhaps cannot, convince most skeptics that P.K. is genuine, and it considers why traditional experimental procedures are important to reveal interesting facts about the phenomena. It then examines why P.K. does not pose a clear threat to the very fabric of science, as many have proposed. The major skeptical challenges to taking large-scale P.K. seriously and the reason why those challenges are all unsatisfactory are considered. The evidence examined most closely is the turn-of-the-century evidence for physical mediumship, with special attention given to the cases of D.D. Home and Eusapio Palladino. The author compares and evaluates the leading theories of apparitions and considers the extent to which the evidence for collective apparitions can be interpreted as a further type of psychokinetic phenomenon. Finally, the claim that P.K. (and psychic functioning generally) might occur in refined and extensive forms is considered. It argues that this claim is not as outlandish as many have maintained and that we might have to accept something like the 'magical' world view associated with so-called 'primitive' societies.

  • The Joy of Fatherhood, Expanded 2nd Edition: The First Twelve Months

    Month-by-Month Developments in Your Baby, Your Partner, and You

    "This first-rate, father-friendly manual answers questions you didn't even know you should be asking!" —Thomas G. Gutheil, M.D., Professor of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School

    The expanded edition of The Joy of Fatherhood is for today's dad, touching on timely and relevant subjects from pre-natal care through year one of being a dad. Whether detecting an infant's illnesses, assessing a baby's development, or learning appropriate ways of playing with the newest member of the family, author Marcus J. Goldman, M.D., takes a down-to-earth, month-by-month tour of the first year of daddy's new life. Written for dads by a dad, the author applies his fathering experience and medical knowledge to cover all of the basics—from changing a diaper to feeding your baby, from packing a diaper bag to choosing the right babysitter—and enlightens you on hundreds of subjects, including:
    ·Important physical, emotional, health, and developmental milestones for your baby
    ·Identifying the feelings often experienced by new dads, and ways to cope with them
    ·Maintaining a healthy relationship with your partner through your new experiences
    ·And much more!

    Written to fit in the busy lives of new fathers, The Joy of Fatherhood is a concise, practical guide loaded with essential tips, in-depth analyses, and important checklists. Full of valuable information, refreshing humor, and priceless wisdom, it is sure to enhance the joys of fatherhood.

  • Project Smoke: Seven Steps to Smoked Food Nirvana, Plus 100 Irresistible Recipes from Classic (Slam-dunk Brisket) to Adventurous (Smoked Bacon-bourbon Apple Crisp)

    The Barbecue Bible for Smoking Meats

    A complete, step-by-step guide to mastering the art and craft of smoking, plus 100 recipes--every one a game-changer -for smoked food that roars off your plate with flavor. Here's how to choose the right smoker (or turn the grill you have into an effective smoking machine). Understand the different tools, fuels, and smoking woods. Master all the essential techniques: hot-smoking, cold-smoking, rotisserie-smoking, even smoking with tea and hay--try it with fresh mozzarella. USA Today says, "Where there's smoke, there's Steven Raichlen." Steven Raichlen says, "Where there's brisket, ribs, pork belly, salmon, turkey, even cocktails and dessert, there will be smoke." And Aaron Franklin of Franklin Barbecue says, "Nothin' but great techniques and recipes. I am especially excited about the smoked cheesecake." Time to go forth and smoke.

    "If your version of heaven has smoked meats waiting beyond the pearly gates, then PROJECT SMOKE is your bible."
    --Tom Colicchio

    "Steven Raichlen really nails everything you need to know. Even I found new ground covered in this smart, accessible book."
    --Myron Dixon

  • Little White Duck: A Childhood in China

    The world is changing for two girls in China in the 1970s. Da Qin--Big Piano--and her younger sister, Xiao Qin--Little Piano--live in the city of Wuhan with their parents. For decades, China's government had kept the country separated from the rest of the world. When their country's leader, Chairman Mao, dies, new opportunities begin to emerge. Da Qin and Xiao Qin soon learn that their childhood will be much different than the upbringing their parents experienced.

  • The Wine Bible

    Announcing the completely revised and updated edition of The Wine Bible, the perennial bestselling wine book praised as "The most informative and entertaining book I've ever seen on the subject" (Danny Meyer), "A guide that has all the answers" (Bobby Flay), "Astounding" (Thomas Keller), and "A magnificent masterpiece of wine writing" (Kevin Zraly).

    Like a lively course from an expert teacher, The Wine Bible grounds the reader deeply in the fundamentals while layering on informative asides, tips, amusing anecdotes, definitions, glossaries, photos (all new for this edition), maps, labels, and recommended bottles. Karen MacNeil's information comes directly through primary research; for this second edition she has tasted more than 10,000 wines and visited dozens of wine regions around the world. New to the book are wines of China, Japan, Mexico, and Slovenia. And through it all the reader becomes ever more informed--and, because of the author's unique voice, always entertained: "In great years Petrus is ravishing, elegant, and rich--Ingrid Bergman in red satin." Or, describing a Riesling: "A laser beam. A sheet of ice. A great crackling bolt of lightning."

  • The Kitchen Companion Page-a-Week 2016 Calendar

    Designed for the fridge but also a great fit for a wall or desk The Kitchen Companion Page-A-Week Calendar combines charming full-colour illustrations by artist Sarah Smith with no-nonsense organization throughout the year. Each week's tear-off spread boasts a roomy write-in grid for jotting down appointments, reminders, and notes; a perforated market list (so you will never again go to the store and forget to buy milk); three full-month reference grids; plus a handy kitchen tip for better cooking and smarter organizing. The padded format is magnetic for easy hanging on a fridge or other magnetic surface, or it can sit comfortably on a desk.

  • Paint by Sticker: Travel

    Paint by Sticker: Travel celebrates a time when elegant posters, in an Art Deco style, beckoned visitors to faraway romantic places--from Venice, with its canals and gondolas, to Cairo, gateway to the pyramids--all through the absorbing activity of painting by sticker.

    Paint by Sticker is a compelling new activity for crafters and artists, doodlers and coloring book enthusiasts of all ages. As in paint-by-number, each template is divided into dozens of spaces, each with a number that corresponds to a particular sticker. Find the sticker, peel it, place it. And then the next, and the next, and the next, until your "poster" comes to life.

    Paint by Sticker: Travel includes everything you need to create twelve vibrant, nostalgic travel posters--the stickers, the templates, the intuitive directions. The works include Moscow, home of St. Basil's Cathedral and its candy-colored onion domes. India and the Taj Mahal, crown jewel in a world of fascinating destinations. Bermuda. Monaco. Japan and its cherry blossoms and pagodas.

    Bon voyage!

  • Cyprus: Ethnic Political Counterpoints

    In 1963, with a revitalization of traditional cultural, political, and religious values, bolstered by security threats, Greek Cypriots sought to marginalize and terrorize Turkish Cypriots. The result was a breakdown of the inter-communal dialogue necessary for the creation of a State. The concept of a unified Cypriot identity eroded as each community articulated the ethnic and national priorities of their separate motherlands, Greece and Turkey. This book investigates the current political challenges confronting the Greek and Turkish communities on Cyprus in the resolution of ongoing tensions that separate the island.

  • Fallout 3 Game Add-On Pack - Broken Steel and Point Lookout: Prima Official Game Guide

    • Complete walkthroughs of all Broken Steel and Point Lookout Quests.
    • Images, locations, and bios of every single new character you might encounter.
    • Detailed maps of all the new areas, plus changes to the Capital Wasteland once the Aqua Pura starts to flow.
    • Information on all the newly available Perks, Armor, Weapon, and Item statistics, and new Factions and entity information.
    • Updated Appendices, with all newly located Mini-Nukes, Unique Weapons and Outfits, Nuka-Cola Quantums, and Achievements.

  • Informational Types of Expressions: A Handbook of Conversational Themes and Notions With Associated Grammatical Structures for Teachers and Students of Russian

    This book is a unique Russian-English reference work that provides learners of Russian with well-formed factual conversational statements from over fifty national areas. It is the first Russian-English reference work to arrange complete sentences according to their meaning. For ease of use, Russian sentences with their English translators are arranged in parallel columns on the same page. Extensive indices in both Russian and English make it simple to find the exact page number for individual words in sentences, sentence meanings and important concepts. The glossary explains all of the symbols used in the grammatical formulas of syntactic models in the body of the book and gives definitions of terms that are used in defining the various types of informational expressions. This book will be of use to beginning students of Russian for finding the most usual conversational expressions. Advanced students will find it useful in courses and seminars on the expression of functions and notions in Russian and developing the skill of multiple expression of the same meaning.

  • Dance in the Cemetery: Jose Carlos Mariategui and the Lima Scandal of 1917

    This is a biographical study of Jose Carlos Mariategui, one of Latin America's greatest literary figures, which is organized around the Lima scandal of 1917. At the time he was a young journalist of 23, an autodidact intellectual with an insurrectionary character. The scandal erupted when he led a small group to the General Cemetery where a dancer gave her interpretation of Chopin's Funeral March. Although the participants wished to have an artistic experience, the reaction of the Lima elite was negative: the performance was viewed in terms of "lewdness" and "desecration," the participants were arrested, placed in prison, their case was forwarded for criminal prosecution, and the daily newspapers made the most out of the incident. This study focuses on the scandal in the context of Peruvian society in 1917. It examines the roots of Mariategui's rebellion by exploring his manner of dealing with lameness and physical mutilation, the desertion of his family by his father and Mariategui's search for a father figure, his humble Andean roots on his mother's side, and his ambivalence--half yearning, half hostility--toward his father's elite social sector. Throughout the work Mariategui's writings are quoted as illustrations and supplements to points made in the text. The object is to answer the questions: Why a dance? Why a cemetery? And why a dance in a cemetery?--by looking at patterns of repetition in Mariategui's life. The study becomes a psychobiography as well as a literary one.

  • Neptune

    This book describes Neptune's most interesting features, its position in the solar system, its composition and atmospheric conditions, its moons, and how scientists have learned about it over time.

  • Burnout Paradise: Prima Official Game Guide

    •Learn how to access the complete car collection, including the fabled gold and platinum cars!
    •Every single shortcut, off-road area, and secret playground shown!
    •Meticulously detailed tour of Burnout™ Paradise, showing every smash, billboard, and super jump!
    •Dominate online with killer tactics on all 350 Freeburn Challenges!
    •All 60 PLAYSTATION® 3 Awards and 50 Achievements revealed!

  • Learn to Sign the Fun Way!: Let Your Fingers Do the Talking with Games, Puzzles, and Activities in American Sign Language

    The perfect guide to signing for everyone!

    Never before has learning to sign been so simple and so much fun! Whether you are a teacher or a parent, this lively self-guided book of American Sign Language (ASL) will quickly become your kids' new favorite teacher!

    Learn to Sign the Fun Way goes beyond the manual alphabet and teaches the beautiful language of sign—the United States' fourth most pervasive language—in a simple, interactive format. Signers-to-be will discover:

    ·Great games to make learning ASL an entertaining adventure
    ·Activities for both the individual and the classroom
    ·Cool groups of signs that appeal esspecially to kids
    ·And much more!

    Kids love to sign, whether it be to communicate with a hearing-impaired individual or as a "secret" language with their friends. With this illustrated book they'll quickly and easily become signing superstars! Inside are cool signs for kids, including:

    ·People signs
    ·Alphabet and numbers
    ·Animals
    ·Food and drinks
    ·Home signs
    · Clothing
    ·Color
    ·Sports
    ·Activity signs
    ·Thoughts and feelings
    ·Action signs
    ·Body parts
    ·School talk
    ·Calendar signs
    ·Silly and fun signs

  • More Scott Operas: Further Analyses of Operas Based on the Works of Sir Walter Scott

    More Scott Operas examines some thirty operas based on the novels and poems of Sir Walter Scott that have come to light since publication of the author's widely reviewed earlier book, The Walter Scott Operas (1977), which discussed fifty Scott operas. There are chapters on an operatic setting of a Scott poem by a little known English composer who knew Wagner; on three operatic renditions of another poem, The Lord of the Isles; on Carl Loewe's opera Emmy, based on Kenilworth, and on an opera by a twentieth century Argentine composer based on the same novel; on a forgotten Italian Fair Maid of Perth opera that would rival Bizet's; and on two chamber operas by a composer-librettist who is alive and well and at home in Charleston, South Carolina. The book concludes with an intriguing account of Scott's night at the San Carlo Opera. Mitchell's approach is again that of a literary-historian than of a music critic or musicologist. He shows what happened to Scott's original poem or novel when it is changed into an opera and how that opera compares with others based on the same poem or novel. This approach leads to a fresh slant on Scott's characters and on the structure of his works, and it leads ultimately to our greater awareness and appreciation of Scott's art and of his impact on European culture.

  • Art Gallery 2017 Calendar

    Turn your desktop into a personal museum with a new work of art to admire, every day. Like Ce zanne s View of the Domaine Saint-Joseph. William Marsh s photographic portrait of Abraham Lincoln. An exquisite orange-and-gold silk evening dress by Elsa Schiaparelli. Plus Gaston Lachaise s alabaster bust of Georgia O Keeffe, Titian s Venus and Adonis, and a gilded 19th-century Iranian fan inscribed with poetic verses. Ranging from the ancient to the contemporary and representing a diversity of media from painting to textiles, sculpture to photography it s a year of masterpieces for the art lover."

  • Origami 2014 Calendar

    Birds, boats, and a crown fit for a king or queen. Flowers, fish, and a pair of hearts for Valentine's Day! It's a year of fantastic projects and folding inspiration. Here are hundreds of fun and lively models clearly explained in step-by-step instructions. The pages, which double as folding paper, are perfectly square and decorated with bold, colourful graphics. For paper-folding newbies and experts alike. Happy folding!

  • Tomatoes

    Get a close-up view of the life of a tomato.

  • The Ultimate Guide to Cheerleading: For Cheerleaders and Coaches

    Cheerleading is a mix of dedication, strength, and talent. It's art and sport wrapped into one, and any courtside or competitive performance is a result of practice, creativity, camaraderie, and more practice—plus a lot of fun! Commit yourself to taking your cheer ambitions to the next level, and you'll uncover how rewarding this high-intensity activity can be.

    The Ultimate Guide to Cheerleading has everything you need to be a successful participant in cheerleading, be it as a team member or coach. Written for both novices and those experienced in the cheering game, inside is all the essential information you need for fun and success, including:

    • Step-by-step photos of game cheering, jumps, stunting, pyramids and more
    • Specific activities to prepare for tryouts and improve skills throughout the season
    • Routine choreography and other creative ideas
    • Important coaching guidelines and safety information
    • Tips on how to start a cheerleading program from scratch
    • And much, much more!

  • Student Affairs Reconsidered

    This book asks Christian educators-particularly those involved in the student affairs profession-to become more engaged with the idea that the programs offered, classes taught, disciplinary actions dispensed, policies framed, and the like, are the arenas in which Christianity must take shape. The book also challenges educators at non-sectarian institutions to entertain the notion that a Christian view of higher learning in general and the student affairs profession in particular may not only be a plausible alternative but a helpful paradigm as well.Contents: A Framework of Understanding, D. Terry Thomas and David S. Guthrie; Student Affairs in Historical Perspective, Barry J. Loy and William M. Painter; Student Learning and Student Affairs, David S. Guthrie; Christian Higher Education and Christian Student Affairs, David S. Guthrie; Theorizing in Student Affairs from a Christian Perspective, Jeanette Bult De Jong; Model Programs in Student Affairs, Jay H. Barnes and Kate Harrington; Reframing Student Affairs and Higher Learning, Kate Harrington.

  • Earth Day Every Day

    On Earth Day, we find ways to help the Earth. Trina plants trees with her class. She forms an Earth Day club with her friends. What can you do to make every day Earth Day? Do your part to be a planet protector! Discover how to reduce, reuse, recycle, and more with Tyler and Trina in the Planet Protectors series, part of the Cloverleaf Books(TM) collection. These nonfiction picture books feature kid-friendly text and illustrations to make learning fun!

  • Summer Brain Quest Between Grades 1 & 2

    Stop summer slide! Stay summer smart! For kids who just finished 1st grade, this Common Core-aligned workbook will get you back-to-school ready for 2nd grade, with hundreds of fun activities, exercises, and games. From Brain Quest, America's #1 educational bestseller with over 45 million books sold.

    Learn all summer long with this personalized, interactive quest! Begin with a map that guides you through a workbook jam-packed with activities based on reading, writing, addition, subtraction, telling time, earth science, geography, communities, and more, with fun illustrations throughout.
    Once you complete an activity, get your stickers and track your progress on the map! Loved by kids, teacher-approved, and parent-trusted, this Summer Brain Quest Workbook also includes bonus challenges and stickers, outside activities, a summer reading list, a Brain Quest mini deck, and more.

  • Ecology of War & Peace: Counting Costs of Conflict

    How do mobilization for war and the actual war effort affect the environment? How do ecological conditions encourage war? What are possible, non-violent solutions to the ecological- conflict dynamic? Ecology of War & Peace attempts to answer these questions in readable prose with an unapologetic bias toward non-violence.

  • What Is Hearing?

    A fire alarm's wail. A cat's quiet purr Your ears let you hear all kinds of sounds, both loud and soft. But how do your ears work? And how does your sense of hearing help you? Read this book to find out! Learn all about your five senses in the Your Amazing Senses series - part of the Lightning Bolt Books(TM) collection. With high-energy designs, exciting photos, and fun text, Lightning Bolt Books(TM) bring nonfiction topics to life!

  • Words and Values: Some Leading Words and Where They Lead Us

    This book is a collection of biographical sketches of some of the leading figures of our time, though the figures aren't people but configurations of words. Proposing that such words constitute an active force that can lead us into certain attitudes and behavior with realizing it, Rosenthal shows how our leading language acquired such power and suggests ways to escape its control.

  • Sheet Pan Suppers: 120 Recipes for Simple, Surprising, Hands-off Meals Straight from the Oven *Plus Breakfasts. Desserts. And Snacks, Too!

    It's Sheet Pan Suppers - a breakthrough full-colour cookbook with more than 120 recipes for complete meals, snacks, brunch, and even dessert, that require nothing more than a sheet pan, your oven, and Molly Gilbert's inspired approach. The virtue of cooking on a sheet pan is two-fold. First there's the convenience of cooking everything together and having just one pan to clean up. Then there's the cooking method - roasting, baking, or broiling - three techniques that intensify flavors; in other words, food tastes better when cooked on a sheet pan (move over, slow cooker). But the real genius here is Molly Gilbert's fresh, sophisticated approach. There are easy dinners for weeknight meals - Chicken Legs with Fennel and Orange; Soy-Mustard Salmon and Broccoli; Roasted Pork Tenderloin with Squash, Apples, and Onions. Special occasion meals - Rack of Lamb with Herby Bread Crumbs and Buttered Carrots; Asparagus and Black Cod in Parchment. Meatless meals - Israeli Couscous - Stuffed Peppers. Plus surprise extras, including in-a-snap party snacks - Baked Brie and Strawberries, Corn and Crab Cakes with Yogurt Aioli; quick brunch dishes like Greens and Eggs and Ham, and Baked Apricot French Toast; and, of course, dessert - Stone Fruit Slab Pie, Halloween Candy S'mores.

  • Food Chains / Las cadenas alimentarias

    A bilingual series with simple and engaging text and photos, which makes a perfect choice for children just learning to read.

  • Ethical Issues That Matter: A New Method of Moral Discourse in Church Life

    Faith communities have always struggled with the questions of ethical method and cultural inclusivity. Accordingly, Ethical Issues that Matter enlarges the methodological discussion among ethicists and theologians by adopting the landscape of a mountain as a useful metaphor for racism. On a practical level, Ethical Issues that Matter is about the agonizing struggle to understand and to dismantle the mountain of racism in American society. According to the author, to do so would undoubtedly enhance the meaning and diversity of the Christian moral life.

  • Show Your Work!

    In his New York Times bestseller Steal Like an Artist, Austin Kleon showed readers how to unlock their creativity by stealing from the community of other movers and shakers. Now, in an even more forward-thinking and necessary book, he shows how to take that critical next step on a creative journey getting known. Show Your Work! is about why generosity trumps genius. It s about getting findable, about using the network instead of wasting time networking. It s not self-promotion, it s self-discovery let others into your process, then let them steal from you. Filled with illustrations, quotes, stories, and examples, Show Your Work! offers ten transformative rules for being open, generous, brave, productive. In chapters such as You Don t Have to Be a Genius; Share Something Small Every Day; and Stick Around, Kleon creates a user s manual for embracing the communal nature of creativity what he calls the ecology of talent. From broader life lessons about work (you can t find your voice if you don t use it) to the etiquette of sharing and the dangers of oversharing to the practicalities of Internet life (build a good domain name; give credit when credit is due), it s an inspiring manifesto for succeeding as any kind of artist or entrepreneur in the digital age.

  • Alfred North Whitehead and Yi Yulgok: Toward a Process-Confucian Spirituality in Korea

    This book explores the Confucian-Christian dialogue in Korea through a comparative study of the cosmologies of Alfred North Whitehead (1861-1947), the founder of process philosophy, and Yi Yulgok (1536-1584), the great scholar of Korean Neo-Confucianism. Although their philosophical traditions are different, Yulgok and Whitehead's perspectives on the universe were very similar. This study argues that Whitehead's theory of eternal object-actual entity has affinities with Yulgok's theory of principle-material force. Their two theories, both based on reciprocal dialectical interrelationships, view the world as a cosmos characterized by the process of becoming. Accordingly, Whitehead's panentheistic interpretation of the God-world relationship correlates with Yulgok's Neo-Confucian notion of how the Great Ultimate relates to material force. These two concepts suggest a balanced structure of God and the world and offer insights into encouraging interreligious spirituality in Korea.

  • The Korean War in Retrospect: Lessons for the Future

    The Korean War in Retrospect provides a compilation of presentations from a conference sponsored by the Center for National Security Law and the John Bassett Moore Society at the University of Virginia Law School to celebrate the fortieth anniversary of the outbreak of the Korean War. The conference brought together many scholars and participants from the war. They dealt with many of the historical matters related to the war beginning with its origins, while also dealing with the armistice negotiations, and the failure of the war as a practice of deterrence. However, the major focus falls on the nature and ramifications of the war and what can be learned from the results in the long term in regard to the practice of war and foreign policy.

  • Extreme Cakes 2014 Calendar

    Have your cake and eat it in an irresistible new single-serving format. Extreme Cakes Mini Calendar is a feast for the eyes and the imagination, offering an eye-popping edible sculpture in full colour for every month. The compact 178mm x 178mm size is perfect for small spaces, but these cakes soar lofty tiered cakes, elegant holiday cakes, charming kids cakes, whimsical novelty cakes. Each is a sweet masterpiece.

  • Organized Religion in the Political Transformation of Latin America

    This book discusses how the competitive environment of Latin America's social life has facilitated religious innovation in different regional and national settings.

  • The Secret Garden 2015 Calendar

    Welcome to your own little slice of paradise. Find it at the end of a meandering trail, or underneath a lush canopy of trees, or beyond a stone structure, weathered and overgrown. A trellised garden brimming with roses. A patio-turned-oasis with an abundance of potted plants. And the greens and fiery reds of a Japanese garden in fall. The Secret Garden Calendar invites you to a dozen garden retreats, soul-restoring sanctuaries composed of greenery, sunlight, vibrant blooms, and soothing water.

  • Lou 4: The Perfect Summer

    Meet the new Lou! She's thirteen years old, so it's time to stop mooning over the guy who used to be the guy next door. Instead she's heading for a dreamy seaside village with her friends Mina, Mary Emily, and Karen. Let the boy hunt begin! But the first cute boy she spots is Tristan, the guy next door himself! It's the perfect opportunity to rekindle their romance. So why is Lou giving Tristan the cold shoulder? And why can't Tristan strike up a conversation that doesn't end with his foot in his mouth? It doesn't help that Mary Emily is making the moves on Tristan herself. And things get really messy when Lou's mom shows up with a surprise: Lou's old pal Paul! But Paul is just a friend, nothing more, right?

  • Pokemon Pocket Pokedex Vol.2: Prima Official Game Guide

    Complete info! The Pokémon Pocket Pokédex Vol. 2 is the most complete volume of quick-reference Pokémon information available.
    Quick and easy: Prima's Pocket Pokédex is a handy, pocket- or backpack-sized reference guide featuring all 482+8 Pokémon from each wildly popular game, including Pokémon Diamond and Pokémon Pearl, Pokémon Crystal, Pokémon Sapphire, Pokémon Ruby, and more.
    Be prepared: You can look up every Pokémon and their vital statistics. Never be without the necessary info!

  • Journey from Anxiety to Freedom: Moving Beyond Panic and Phobias and Learning to Trust Yourself

    "By revealing her own story, Mani Feniger reminds us that our biggest fear can become our most profound teacher."
    —Geneen Roth, bestselling author of When Food is Love

    Your heart pounds, palms sweat, eyes blur, breathing becomes difficult, and you feel dizzy or disoriented. You're in a panic, even though there is no apparent danger. Every year millions of people suffer from anxiety disorders—now the number one mental health issue among women, and second only to substance abuse among men.
    In her new book, Journey from Anxiety to Freedom, author Mani Feniger shares her own struggle with panic and phobias, taking the readers on a journey from her terrifying first panic attack, to her renewed confidence driving across bridges, flying in airplanes, and finally taking a long-desired trip abroad. Readers may identify with her story and the vivid descriptions of seven other men and women whose lives were once compromised by fear. Anxiety sufferers will emerge with practical tools and motivation, knowing that others like themselves have faced their worst fears, and now live with peace of mind.
    By sharing the inspiring stories of diverse people, including Howard Liebold, M.D., who wrote the foreword, Journey from Anxiety to Freedom calmly walks readers through:
    ·Uncovering their own anxiety secrets
    ·Finding their turning points
    ·Designing their own program for healing
    ·Practicing exercises and meditations
    ·Developing skills and attitudes that promote trust

  • Unlikely Friendships: Dogs: 37 Stories of Canine Compassion and Courage

    A new book from the New York Times bestselling series.

    Enhanced with beautiful full-color photographs, these true stories of camaraderie, affection, and remarkable bravery are from the author of the New York Times bestsellers Unlikely Friendships, Unlikely Loves, and Unlikely Heroes, as well as other books and calendars, with nearly two million copies in print.

    Meet Rex, a German shepherd who learned to love and trust again through the improbable friendship of a goose. The pit bull named Dolly, whose antics with her best friend, Sheldon the tortoise, include games of tag.

    For the millions of dog lovers, this heartwarming and inspirational book celebrates 37 stories of unusual canine companionship.

  • Applied English Phonology

    This book helps teachers of English to provide speakers of other languages the basic information and tools they need to help their students master the phonological system of English. The elements emphasized are those that contribute to more effective classroom practices. More specifically, teachers of English as a second or foreign language will find this book of value to them in a number of ways: as a tool to sharpen their own ears to hear some sounds that they might not have heard or been aware of before; as a tool to help them pronounce English sounds more intelligibly and accurately; as a resource on the phonological system of English; as a contributing factor to more effective linguistic pedagogy in the classroom; and as a way of developing a more wholesome attitude towards language, all aspects of language teaching and learning in general, and toward pronunciation in particular. A glossary of technical terms and a list of study questions are included.

  • The Original 365 Kittens a Year Picture-a-Day 2018 Calendar

    Kittens, kittens, everywhere! Starring the irresistible winners of the 24th Annual Kittens of Distinction Contest, 365 Kittens- A-Year is the bestselling calendar made for kitten lovers. Hundreds of full-color photographs showcase playful kittens, sleepy kittens, silly kittens, and curious kittens. A wide-eyed gray kitty peeks out from a watering can. A tiny tabby curls up in a basket for an afternoon nap. A mischievous black kitten lays her paws on a ball of yarn. Accompanying each month's images is fun and informative text about kitten behavior, health and care tips, and training advice. Includes color photos for each month, as well as for nearly every day of the year.

  • World Without Fish

    A KID'S GUIDE TO THE OCEAN

    "Can you imagine a world without fish? It's not as crazy as it sounds. But if we keep doing things the way we've been doing things, fish could become extinct within fifty years. So let's change the way we do things!"

    World Without Fish is the uniquely illustrated narrative nonfiction account--for kids--of what is happening to the world's oceans and what they can do about it. Written by Mark Kurlansky, author of Cod, Salt, The Big Oyster, and many other books, World Without Fish has been praised as "urgent" (Publishers Weekly) and "a wonderfully fast-paced and engaging primer on the key questions surrounding fish and the sea" (Paul Greenberg, author of Four Fish). It has also been included in the New York State Expeditionary Learning English Language Arts Curriculum.

    Written by a master storyteller, World Without Fish connects all the dots--biology, economics, evolution, politics, climate, history, culture, food, and nutrition--in a way that kids can really understand. It describes how the fish we most commonly eat, including tuna, salmon, cod, swordfish--even anchovies-- could disappear within fifty years, and the domino effect it would have: the oceans teeming with jellyfish and turning pinkish orange from algal blooms, the seabirds disappearing, then reptiles, then mammals. It describes the back-and-forth dynamic of fishermen, who are the original environmentalists, and scientists, who not that long ago considered fish an endless resource. It explains why fish farming is not the answer--and why sustainable fishing is, and how to help return the oceans to their natural ecological balance.

    Interwoven with the book is a twelve-page graphic novel. Each beautifully illustrated chapter opener links to the next to form a larger fictional story that perfectly complements the text.

  • Polar: A Photicular Book

    Take a stunning journey to the ends of the earth through the colorful, fluid motion of Photicular(R) technology. A phenomenon first seen in the bestsellers Safari and Ocean, Photicular technology uses sliding lenses and video imagery to display realistic living motion in the pages of a book. It's like a movie in your hand.

    Penguins waddle in their irresistibly happy way. A walrus lumbers across the snowy landscape. There's a polar bear with her lively cubs. A beluga whale, breaching. A team of sled dogs sprinting directly at the viewer. And the miracle of the Northern Lights, shimmering like a silk rainbow through the star-filled night.

    National Geographic writer Carol Kaufmann brings the reader along on a voyage to the North and South Poles, and writes a lively and informative essay for each image, including vital statistics for each animal, such as their size, range, habitat, and more.

  • Set Us Free: What the Church Needs to Know from Survivors of Abuse

    Set Us Free dispels the myth that "abuse does not happen in my church." This book uses the stories of abuse and survival to help the reader examine the connections among abuse, religious beliefs, and the church. Through these personal accounts, we are reminded that abuse is not confined to any singular group of people, nor is religion or the church immune. Through the voices of survivors, Set Us Free examines how religion has been used as a means to justify abuse, how the church has responded both positively and negatively to the issue, the long and short-term effects of abuse, and how survivors struggle with their understanding of God, His nature, and their faith. The book concludes with a set of guidelines for churches that wish to sensitively, thoughtfully, responsibly, and effectively respond to the issue of abuse.

  • Dancers Among Us Wall 2016 Calendar

    It's a celebration of pure joy: two dancers in a fountain, rainbow over their heads. A fully dressed dancer, holding a baguette, skipping down an allee of trees. A male and female dancer kissing while suspended from a wrought-iron gate in front of a vine-covered villa. Adapted from the New York Times bestseller, Dancers Among Us features professional dancers in the midst of the everyday, in breathtaking photographs that free your imagination (Diane Sawyer, ABC World News). There's no photo manipulation here, no trampolines, no gimmicks, no tricks. Just the mystery of the body in motion, the surprise of seeing what seems impossible, the art of a moment of life captured.

  • To Fathom More: African American Scientists and Inventors

    To find more information about Rowman and Littlefield titles, please visit www.rowmanlittlefield.com.

  • New Testament Greek for Laymen: An Introductory Grammar

    New Testament Greek for Laymen is an introduction to New Testament Greek designed for the non-specialist - the average person who would like to study the language of the New Testament, but may not have the opportunity to do so in college or at seminary. A central feature of the text is the "Verses for Application" section, which is designed to "get the student into the original text of the New Testament by focusing on verses in the Greek text that illustrate the grammatical points covered in a given lesson.

  • The Unschooling Handbook: How to Use the Whole World As Your Child's Classroom

    To Unschoolers, Learning Is As Natural As Breathing
    Did you know that a growing percentage of home schoolers are becoming unschoolers? The unschooling movement is founded on the principle that children learn best when they pursue their own natural curiosities and interests. Without bells, schedules, and rules about what to do and when, the knowledge they gain through mindful living and exploration is absorbed more easily and enthusiastically. Learning is a natural, inborn impulse, and the world is rich with lessons to be learned and puzzles to be solved.
    Successful unschooling parents know how to stimulate and direct their children's learning impulse. Once you read this book, so will you!

  • A Google a Day 2014 Calendar: Trivia With a Twist

    Brand new for 2014, A Google A Day Calendar is part trivia game, part treasure hunt, and addictively entertaining. On every page is a complex and lively trivia challenge that requires a sequence of Google searches to solve. Each full-colour entry includes the question, search tips, fascinating background information, and yes, the answer. You step out of the world's oldest subway system and see the sovereign s official residence. What flag indicates that the occupant is at home?

  • 365 Days of Baseball Trivia! 2017 Calendar

    This is the calendar that immerses baseball fans in the numbers, stats, records, personalities, and trivia that fuel their obsession. Hall of Fame: Which pitcher won the Cy Young Award three times in the 1970s? (The Orioles' Jim Palmer). World Series: Who hit the first pinch-hit home run in World Series play? (Yogi Berra). Plus Dubious Distinctions, Baseball by the Numbers, and quotes: I'm no different than anybody else with two arms, two legs, and forty- two hundred hits.--Pete Rose

  • Eyelike Easter: Reusable Stickers

    Perfect for the holiday where sitting down to decorate is a beloved ritual comes a new addition to the bestselling series with over 1 million copies in print. Packed with 400 full-colour Easter- and spring-themed stickers, EyeLike Stickers: Easter belongs in every Easter basket and every crafter s stash. The high-quality, photographic images are amazingly lifelike in colour and detail. The durable, reusable stickers are designed to be stuck on and peeled off over and over again without losing adhesive.

  • Empowering the Vision: Community-Wide Strategic Planning in Rock Hill, South Carolina

    Empowering the Vision is Rock Hill, South Carolina's award-winning community-wide strategic planning process, which was completed in 1989 and implemented from 1990 to 2000. The experiences of Rock Hill, a city of nearly 50,000 people located within the Charlotte, North Carolina (Nc) Metropolitan Area, help the reader understand how many southern cities in the United States attempted to adjust to the social, political, and economic changes affecting their region since the 1960s.

  • Prototype: PRima Official Game Guide

    Building the ULTIMATE PROTOTYPE
    This isn't your usual sandbox game: The Prototype himself has DOZENS of incredibly useful ATTACKS, MANEUVERS, and ABILITIES he accrues by earning EVOLUTION POINTS throughout the adventure. Naturally, the guide provides not only a complete list of how many Evolution Points different aspects of the game (enemies, completing Missions, collecting items) are worth, but also what you can spend your points on: UPGRADES. Every single UPGRADE available to you throughout your adventure is showcased, with FRAME PICTURES showing the consequence of each MANEUVER. You’ll learn how much each Upgrade costs, what it does, and when to Purchase it. This is the KEY to unlocking the MOST POWERFUL ATTACKS and MOVES in your repertoire!

    METICULOUS WALKTHROUGH COVERAGE
    The MAIN BULK of this guide reveals all of ALEX'S MISSIONS in meticulous detail. However, instead of simply giving you a bland list of objectives, each of the 27 Missions comes complete with an OVERVIEW and CITY MAP showing pictures of the major LOCATIONS for each Mission, essentially briefing you on what to expect. After this, MULTIPLE COMPLETION METHODS and ADVANCED COMBAT TACTICS allow you to choose a variety of ways to play. BOSSES are taken down, too. This guidance doesn't end there, either: There's a section on the 60 EVENTS accessible in the game. Not only will you learn exactly when these become accessible, but there are tried and tested Tactics for gaining the FABLED PLATINUM RATING, along with a special RADICAL SCORE (which doesn't even appear in the game!) that only the very finest players can hope to beat!

    COMPLETE COLLECTIBLES, AND APPENDICES
    When you're not practicing COMBO ATTACKS, or perfecting your EVENTS Scores, you'll find a HOST of COLLECTIBLES to find to uncover secrets, Achievements, and gain more Evolution Points. Trickiest of all is the WEB of INTRIGUE; 131 victims to search through the streets of Manhattan and CONSUME to reveal Memories of those responsible for this viral OUTBREAK. Fortunately, the guide has TAGGED and BAGGED them all, giving easy-to-understand instructions on how to gather them all. Also, there's numbered map locations where all 250 COLLECTIBLES can be grabbed, with a picture showing the exact spot of each one. To finish, there's a complete series of APPENDICES, handy checklists showing exactly how all your UPGRADES and EVENTS appear, as well as your ACHIEVEMENTS and TROPHIES.

    (And we didn't even mention the 40+ page Gallery of exclusive art, double-sized poster showing all of ALEX'S moves and COMBOS, the complete WEB OF INTRIGUE, and every secret of Manhattan Island!)

  • Mass Effect: Prima Official Game Guide

    To get the full effect, you need this guide

    •Full mission & optional assignment walkthroughs
    •Massive galactic codex section for all the background you could want
    •All Achievements and how to get them
    •Mass Effect warfare secrets revealed

  • The Spectrum of Hope: An Optimistic and New Approach to Alzheimer's Disease and Other Dementias

    Imagine finding a glimmer of good news in a diagnosis of Alzheimer's. And imagine how that would change the outlook of the 5 million Americans who suffer from Alzheimer's disease and other dementias, not to mention their families, loved ones, and caretakers. A neurologist who's been specializing in dementia and memory loss for more than 20 years, Dr. Gayatri Devi rewrites the story of Alzheimer's by defining it as a spectrum disorder--like autism, Alzheimer's is a disease that affects different people differently. She encourages people who are worried about memory impairment to seek a diagnosis, because early treatment will enable doctors and caregivers to manage the disease more effectively through drugs and other therapies.

    Told through the stories of Dr. Devi's patients, The Spectrum of Hope is the kind of narrative medical writing that grips the reader, humanizes the science, and offers equal parts practical advice and wisdom with skillful ease. But beyond the pleasures of great reading, it's a book that offers real hope. Here are chapters on how to maintain independence and dignity; how to fight depression, anxiety, and apathy; how to communicate effectively with a person suffering from dementia. Plus chapters on sexuality, genetics, going public with the diagnosis, even putting together a bucket list--because through her practice, Dr. Devi knows that the majority of Alzheimer's patients continue to live and work in their communities. They babysit their grandkids, drive to the store (or own the store), serve their clients, or otherwise live fulfilling lives. That's news that 5 million people are waiting to hear.

  • In the Image of God: A Christian Response to Capital Punishment

    Aharon W. Zorea proposes the argument that moral conservatives must adopt a more consistent ethic of life in regard to capital punishment. In the Image of God attempts to convince conservative Christians to end their toleration of capital punishment in order to ensure the safety and protection of traditional values. Zorea writes that this contribution to an environment of death, which conservative Christians maintain, only further undermines society's commitment to end abortion, euthanasia, assisted suicide, and any other practice that defies the sanctity of human life. Zorea analyzes the subject from biblical, philosophical, and historical perspectives in an attempt to form a clear discussion of this, often divisive issue. This compelling study will be of special interest to Catholics who seek a traditional discussion of capital punishment as well as academics in the fields of moral and ethical theology.

  • 417 More Games, Puzzles & Trivia Challenges Specially Designed to Keep Your Brain Young

    It's never too late to improve your brain.

    Achieving and maintaining a higher level of mental fitness can be surprisingly fun--and to your brain, it's healthy exercise. In this follow-up volume to her bestselling 399 Games, Puzzle & Trivia Challenges Designed to Keep Your Brain Young, Nancy Linde offers a brand-new collection of puzzles, trivia challenges, brainteasers, and word games that are not only great fun to do but are specifically designed to give your brain the kind of workout that stimulates neurogenesis, the process that allows the brain to grow new cells.

    Cross-train your brain by targeting 6 key cognitive functions: Long-term memory, working memory, executive functioning, attention to detail, multitasking, and processing speed.

    This is the kind of exercise you'll want to do, and all it takes is 10 to 15 minutes a day for a full workout.

  • The Limits of Influence: Psychokinesis and the Philosophy of Science

    The Limits of Influence is a detailed examination and defense of the evidence for largescale-psychokinesis (PK). It examines the reasons why experimental evidence has not, and perhaps cannot, convince most skeptics that PK is genuine, and it considers why traditional experimental procedures are important to reveal interesting facts about the phenomena. It then examines why PK does not pose a clear threat to the very fabric of science, as many have proposed. The major skeptical challenges to taking large-scale PK seriously and the reason why those challenges are all unsatisfactory are considered. The evidence examined most closely is the turn-of-the-century evidence for physical mediumship, with special attention given to the cases of D.D. Home and Eusapio Palladino. The author compares and evaluates the leading theories of apparitions and considers the extent to which the evidence for collective apparitions can be interpreted as a further type of psychokinetic phenomenon. Finally, the claim that PK (and psychic functioning generally) might occur in refined and extensive forms is considered. It argues that this claim is not as outlandish as many have maintained and that we might have to accept something like the 'magical' world view associated with so-called 'primitive' societies.

  • 1,000 Places to See in the United States & Canada Before You Die

    Covering the U.S.A. and Canada like never before, and for the first time with full-color photographs, here are 1,000 compelling, essential, offbeat, utterly unforgettable places. Pristine beaches and national parks, world-class museums and the Just for Laughs festival, mountain resorts, salmon-rich rivers, scenic byways, the Oyster Bar and the country's best taco, lush gardens and coastal treks at Point Reyes, rafting the Upper Gauley (if you dare). Plus resorts, vineyards, hot springs, classic ballparks, the Talladega Speedway, and more. Includes new attractions, like Miami's Perez Art Museum and Manhattan's High Line, plus more than 150 places of special interest to families. And, for every entry, what you need to know about how and when to visit.

    "Patricia Schultz unearths the hidden gems in our North American backyard. Don't even think about packing your bag and sightseeing without it." --New York Daily News

  • Up Your Score SAT: The Underground Guide, 2015 Edition

    Up Your Score: SAT is the only guide written for students, by students. Filled with expert advice and proven strategies, it injects a feisty attitude into the dry business of test prep, fending off test anxiety with humor. Its four authors and guest editor achieved perfect or near-perfect scores and attended the colleges of their choice, and the book shows readers how they can do the same. Discover the eight core ways the test approaches math. Learn 600 key vocabulary words with proven tricks to make definitions memorable. Master the 13 most important grammar rules, and find out how to prepare your essay in advance. Plus, Up Your Score shows how to "psych out" the test. How to think like the SAT. The best ways to fill in answer circles and other strategies to save precious minutes. Tips for maintaining concentration. Why it's always better to guess than to leave a question unanswered. And a recipe for energy-boosting Sweet & Tasty 800 Bars.

  • How It Works: Science and Technology

    Attractively bound in red and black, these slim volumes present fairly lengthy articles (generally 1 to 4 pages) explaining technology and scientific principles and phenomena in terms that young adults (grades 6-12) can understand. The alphabetically arranged entries cover more than 800 subjects ranging from the very basic to topics as sophisticate

  • Manolito Gafotas

    The Spanish-language edition of the first book in a best-selling series from Spain about ten-year-old Manolito's misadventures in Madrid.

    Llega Manolito Gafotas, uno de los personajes mas famosos del "mundo mundial." Este chaval de Carabanchel (Alto) nos ofrece, a traves de sus gafas, una vision del mundo rebosante de humor. !Manolito es unico, magnifico, inimitable . . . ! Junto a el, y junto a su hermano el Imbecil, su abuelo Nicolas y por supuesto, toda la pandilla, viviremos divertidas aventuras.

  • Lineage II: The Chaotic Chronicle: Prima's Official Strategy Guide

    Finding Order in the Chaotic Chronicle
    ·Player-tested tips to help you survive, advance and get the most out of your playing time
    ·Level-based skill descriptions and hard stats for all fighting, spellcasting and crafting
    ·Effective tactics for parties, PvP action, clan warfare and castle sieges
    ·Complete quest descriptions—who, what, when and where
    ·Stats on all weapons, armor, and enemy drops
    ·Traveler's guide and maps for the entire world, including cities, dungeons, ships and gatekeepers

  • Horseshoe Crabs and Shorebirds: The Story of a Food Web

    Each spring, hundreds of thousands of horseshoe crabs crawl from the bottom of Delaware Bay to lay billions of pearly green eggs on the beaches. Their salty eggs provide a feast for scavenging coastal animals, but billions more are eaten by the flocks of shorebirds that stop to rest and feed each spring after flying north from their homes in South America. In recent years the horseshoe crab population has dwindled. In turn, the number of shorebirds that fly north each year has grown smaller. Illuminated with warm, detailed watercolors, Horseshoe Crabs and Shorebirds demonstrates the delicate relationship between these animals and is an excellent resource for ecology lessons, as well as a dramatic storybook for sharing.

  • The Wine Bible

    Announcing the completely revised and updated edition of The Wine Bible, the perennial bestselling wine book praised as "The most informative and entertaining book I've ever seen on the subject" (Danny Meyer), "A guide that has all the answers" (Bobby Flay), "Astounding" (Thomas Keller), and "A magnificent masterpiece of wine writing" (Kevin Zraly).

    Like a lively course from an expert teacher, The Wine Bible grounds the reader deeply in the fundamentals while layering on informative asides, tips, amusing anecdotes, definitions, glossaries, photos (all new for this edition), maps, labels, and recommended bottles. Karen MacNeil's information comes directly through primary research; for this second edition she has tasted more than 10,000 wines and visited dozens of wine regions around the world. New to the book are wines of China, Japan, Mexico, and Slovenia. And through it all the reader becomes ever more informed--and, because of the author's unique voice, always entertained: "In great years Petrus is ravishing, elegant, and rich--Ingrid Bergman in red satin." Or, describing a Riesling: "A laser beam. A sheet of ice. A great crackling bolt of lightning."

  • What If Everybody Did That?

    If you drop just one soda can out the window, it's no big deal...right? But what if everybody did that? What if everybody broke the rules...and spoke during story time, didn't wash up, or splashed too much at the pool? Then the world would be a mess. But what if everybody obeyed the rules so that the world would become a better place? Using humorous illustrations rendered in mixed media, these questions are answered in a child-friendly way and show the consequences of thoughtless behavior.

  • A Short Guide to Academic Writing

    A Short Guide to Academic Writing de-mystifies the process of writing and describes everything that is needed to write in an academic and professional style. Contained are instructions related to the writing process and what the product should look like. Written in a crisp, concise style, Andrew Johnson makes these ideas easily accessible to readers of all levels of writing experience. This text contains information that is appropriate for any undergraduate or graduate student who is learning to write academic papers or professional documents using A.P.A. (5th edition) style.

  • Dino-basketball

    When the carnivorous Meat face the herbivorous Grass Clippers, rims are sure to rattle! Ally-oops and rejections are the orders of the day as the dinos play a fast-paced full-court game. No one can establish a lead as the final seconds tick by. The fans are getting tense, and there's a championship on the line. Which dino will step up and take it to the hoop?

    This exciting follow-up to Dino-Hockey, Dino-Soccer, and Dino-Baseball is sure to thrill dinosaur and sports lovers alike.

  • Army Rangers: Elite Operations

    As the first fighters into battle, U.S. Army Rangers are skilled in outdoor survival, leading raids against the enemy, and defending key territory. With extensive training, Rangers learn to drop into combat zones by rappelling down cliffs and parachuting from planes and helicopters. Find out how Rangers surprise enemy forces, sacrificing their safety to lead the way for larger U.S. Army forces to enter battle.

  • Navy Seals: Elite Operations

    Trained to fight at sea, in the air, and on land, U.S. Navy SEALs tackle whatever missions come their way. They must master skills such as combatting enemies under water, fast-roping from a hovering helicopter, and demolishing enemy weaponry. Learn how Navy SEALs are taught to think like scientists and perform like soldiers as they track down terrorists, rescue hostages, and venture into enemy territory to gather critical information.

  • Academic Approaches to Teaching Jewish Studies

    In this much anticipated follow-up to his Methodology in the Academic Teaching of Judaism (University Press of America, 1987), Zev Garber brings together an outstanding group of scholars and master teachers at the cutting edge of Jewish Studies. As each of these contributors confronts the process of integrating Jewish Studies into college humanities classes, the reader is treated to a wide-ranging and imaginative set of essays that will assist and inspire any educator who wishes to incorporate the concepts and themes of Jewish scholarship into his or her course. The volume is divided into four sections. The first concentrates on theory and methodology while the second examines the various approaches or topics that can be used to teach Jewish Studies. These include the Bible, rabbinical and modern literature, ethics, Zionism, Shoah, feminism, and Hebrew language. The third section is concerned with the proper direction of teaching Jewish Studies to non-Jews and touches upon the sensitive issue of how to educate and not indoctrinate. The last section includes personal perspectives on curricular issues that have a bearing on the integration of Jewish Studies and Western culture. Like the critically acclaimed first publication, this volume provides a thought-provoking and useful introduction to Jewish studies for a new cadre of scholars, students, and clergy.

  • The Planet of the Gargand

    The Little Prince and Fox visit a planet covered in trees, where the roots hold the planet together. Two friends are about to compete in a race that will determine who should be the new Gargand--the one who plants the seeds to keep the trees growing. But the Snake is trying to shatter their friendship and destroy their planet. Will he succeed?

  • It Always Seems Impossible Until It's Done: Motivation for Dreamers & Doers

    Pursuing a dream is hard work, but the right words delivered at the right time by people who ve been there and done that can give us just the motivation we need. The right words can rekindle our enthusiasm, re-energize our efforts, dispel doubt, let us know we re not alone, and show us that the fight is worth it and winnable. Kathryn and Ross Petras are masters at choosing and delivering just the right words. Their books such as Age Doesn t Matter Unless You re a Cheese and Dance First. Think Later. and bestselling calendar, The 365 Stupidest Things Ever Said, have over 5.2 million copies in print. Now comes a book for dreamers and doers, plus writers, entrepreneurs, graduates, artists, future movers and shakers. Collecting the hard-won, brilliantly expressed advice from pioneers who have paved the way, including everyone from Rumi to Steve Jobs, Michelangelo to Oprah to Tina Fey, It Always Seems Impossible Until It s Done is like a rousing locker-room speech, inspiring courage, commitment, and perseverance. I ve missed more than 9,000 shots in my career. I ve lost almost 300 games. 26 times, I ve been trusted to take the game-winning shot and missed. I ve failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed. Michael Jordan Go for it, baby! Life ain t no dress rehearsal. Tallulah Bankhead Perfection is like chasing the horizon. Keep moving. Neil Gaiman If you aren t in over your head, how do you know how tall you are? T. S. Eliot It always seems impossible until it s done. Nelson Mandela

  • Tots!: 50 Tot-ally Awesome Recipes from Totchos to Sweet Po-tot-O Pie

    It's a fact: Americans love tots, and last year consumed 3.5 billion of them. And not just at home. From fast-food joints to high-end restaurants, chefs are joining the tot trend, serving exotically spiced tots or fun mash-ups like Totchos, with tots replacing the corn chips in nachos. But now, prepare for TOT-al domination! Created by mad-genius food blogger Dan Whalen, Tots! elevates the friendly little tater to its place in the culinary spotlight.
    This irresistible cookbook with a nubby tot-texture on the cover offers 50 delicious, playful, and surprising recipes for snacks, appetizers, inspired main dishes, and inspired sides, even desserts. (Yes, you could create an entire tot-centric dinner.) Here are party dishes like Buffalo Tots and Tot Poutine. A Tot Caesar for an elegant starter. Tots for breakfast, like Tots Benedict and a Tot Shakshuka, and tots for dinner--Moules Tots, Chicken Tot Pie, Tater Tot Pizza, and Bibimtot. Side dishes--next Thanksgiving, try Sausage and Tot Stuffing. And for sweets lovers, Tot Churros (deep-fried and dipped in chocolate ganache), Apple Tot Crumble (that crispy salty tot topping really plays off the warm sweet apples), and Tot S'mores--a heavenly melt of a dish.
    Every recipe uses frozen commercial tots--but Dan Whalen also shows die-hard tot lovers how to make tots from scratch and then alter their creations with different spices (think Tots Vindaloo) and sauces. It's TOT-ally awesome.

  • Microsoft Office Xp Fast & Easy

    Microsoft Office XP includes Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint, Project, FrontPage, MapPoint, Outlook, PhotoDraw, Publisher and Visio. This guide covers the features new to Office XP with a visual step-by-step approach.

  • Saturn

    This book describes the planet Saturn, the sixth planet from the sun and the second largest planet in the solar system, after Jupiter. The text discusses Saturn's distinguishing characteristics, its position in the solar system, its composition and atmospheric conditions, its moons and rings, and how scientists have learned about Saturn over time.

  • Statistical Methods for Researchers Made Very Simple

    This highly practical text provides an introductory approach to statistics for students. Gauch utilizes practice problems, examples of the uses and misuses of statistics, a combination of research and statistical principles, a reduction in unnecessary formulae, and optional sections on Excel's statistical routines. The result is a book which presents researchers with simple and effective ways to grasp the fundamentals of statistics. An instructor's answer booklet is available from the author free of charge.

  • The 365 Kittens-a-Year 2015 Calendar

    So many kittens, so many visions of cute! 365 Kittens-A-Year is a profusion of little pink noses, perky ears, innocent expressions, and frisky attitudes to charm the kitten lover. Meet the hundreds of winners of the 21st Annual Kittens of Distinction Contest. A pair of white kittens perched on a windowsill. A tiny gray kitten posing in a teacup. A beautiful tabby surrounded by wildflowers. Plus calicoes, cuddly marmalades, and sweet Siamese.

  • The Complete Book of Juicing: Your Delicious Guide to Youthful Vitality

    “A must-read for anyone interested in juicing as a part of a healthy lifestyle.”
    —Jay Kordich, “The Juiceman”


    Freshly squeezed juice is the tastiest way to satisfy your nutrition needs while you quench your thirst. Now, one of the world’s leading experts on natural nutrition and health offers you clear information on the healing and revitalizing power of various fruit and vegetable juices combined with a mouthwatering collection of over 150 recipes. The Complete Book of Juicing reveals how specific juices can help:

    • Combat cancer
    • Relieve arthritis
    • Lower blood pressure
    • Resist aging
    • Reduce high cholesterol
    • Treat kidney stones and ulcers
    • And much, much more!

    You also get detailed nutritional information for each recipe plus a safe and effective (and optional) guide to fasting with juices. This is the only juice book you’ll ever need!

  • Half-Life 2: Prima Official Game Guide

    Half-Life®: Full Strategy
    ·Essential strategies and maps for all 14 mission chapters
    ·Complete bestiary tactics, including how to take on the monsters and Combine forces
    ·In-depth evidence of all G-Man locations
    ·Deep combat strategy against the oppressive forces of evil
    ·Key script, back-story, and hidden game elements exposed
    ·Full-color maps showing every major item location
    ·Dozens of tactics for using the Zero Point Energy Field Manipulator

  • Things That Go!

    Learn all about things that go in a book that's indestructible.

    Baby's driving down the road. Look, a truck!
    Baby's flying in the air. Wow, there's a plane!
    Baby's sailing on the sea--along with a ship, a sailboat, and a submarine!


    Indestructibles is the trusted series for easing little ones into story time. Beloved by babies and their parents, Indestructibles are built for the way babies "read" (i.e., with their hands and mouths) and are:

    • Rip Proof--made of ultra-durable tight-woven material
    • Waterproof--can be chewed on, drooled on, and washed!
    • Emergent Literacy Tool--bright pictures and few or no words encourage dialogic reading
    • Portable--lightweight books can go anywhere, perfect for the diaper bag and for travel
    • Safe for Baby--meets ASTM safety standards

  • 365 New Words-a-Year 2015 Calendar

    It s the paradigm of word calendars. A delightful desktop accessory for writers, students, and language buffs, 365 New Words-A-Year offers a Golconda of interesting, unexpected, and great-to-know words. The quotidian entries include orthography and pronunciation guide, definition, word history, miscellany, and an apposite sample sentence. From the editors of Merriam-Webster, America s most respected dictionary.

  • Kitchen Happiness 2016 Calendar

    Introducing a chic and trendy kitchen-brightening calendar for cooks and fans of Scandinavian and midcentury modern design. Graphic designer Jan Skacelik produces work that's simultaneously modern and retro--and vibrantly appealing. Kitchen Happiness is a collection of twelve cooking-and entertaining-themed illustrations that combine upbeat hand-lettered mottoes with bold, lively graphics. Each month's spread includes detailed text: cooking and entertaining tips, useful conversions, and even classic cocktail recipes (oh, yes!). Hang it in the kitchen for a splash of color and panache.

  • The Image of Arabs in Modern Persian Literature

    The Image of Arabs in Modern Persian Literature considers the problem of defining Iranianness, given Iran's ethnic diversity and history as an Islamic but non-Arab country. The author focuses on the role of modern Persian literature in the process of self-definition, 19th-and 20th- century Iranian nationalism, and changing models of nationalism and their reflection in the literature, through the close reading and explication of novels, short stories, poems and essays by major Iranian writers of the 20th- century, with emphasis on writings from the Pahlavi period (1921-1979). Works which serve to represent the spectrum of writing and opinion are discussed. Some of the authors that are analyzed include fiction writer and essayist Mohammad Ali Jam_lz_deh, S_deq Hed_yat, Iran's most famous 20th-century author and Jal_l ^D^Al-e ^D^Ahmad, the most prominent literary figure in Iran in the 1960s.

  • 365 Days in France Picture-A-Day 2017 Calendar

    The world's #1 tourist destination with 84 million visitors annually, France is endlessly alluring: the food and wine, the iconic landscapes, the inimitable style, the sheer romance. And with full-color photographs by Steven Rothfeld and knowledgeable text by Patricia Wells, 365 DAYS IN FRANCE immerses the Francophile in twelve distinctive regions. The blue waters and famously briny oysters of Brittany. The C te d'Azur, from glitzy St. Tropez to the vineyards of Ramatuelle. The Catalan area of Pyrenees Orientales, where the sun shines 320 days out of the year. And, of course, the sights and myriad delights of Paris: the pyramid of the Louvre, the bustle of Les Halles, a stroll through the gardens of the Palais Royale. Escape to France with every glance.

  • Star Wars 2nd Grade Writing, for Ages 7-8

    The Force is strong with this series! Introducing a line of workbooks that marries the iconic popularity of Star Wars with the unique mix of editorial quality, fun presentation, and rigorous educational standards that Workman applied to the BRAIN QUEST Workbooks.

    Twelve titles launch the series--three each for Pre-K through 2nd Grade--and dig deep into core subjects, including numbers, ABCs, phonics, and reading readiness for younger grades, and math, reading, and writing for the older ones. The material, which aligns with national Common Core State Standards, is designed to reinforce essential concepts and lessons taught in schools. Any child, not just fans of Star Wars--but yes, those fans will be especially delighted (as will reluctant learners)--will love the "A" is for Anakin approach to phonics. Kids will practice learning numbers by counting and circling X-wing starfighters and clone troopers. Master place values by sorting groups of Wookiees. There are math problems--Yoda is holding 7 lightsabers. 5 of the lightsabers are blue. The rest are green. How many green lightsabers is he holding? And Language Arts--Circle the correct homophone in this sentence: Luke is a Jedi knight/night.

    Featuring favorite characters like Luke Skywalker, Queen Amidala, Yoda, and Obi-Wan Kenobi, and other creatures, monsters, Jedi, and Sith, the workbooks are filled with thousands of original illustrations drawing from all six Star Wars movies and the expanded Star Wars universe.

    Learn well, you will.

  • Guitars 2015 Calendar

    Now in a 12 x 14 format, Guitars delivers a year of rare and groundbreaking instruments in an oversize calendar that will electrify the guitar lover s soul. Gretsch s Monkees model in mod red. Hendrix s hand-painted Flying V. And the Alembic Jerry Garcia, marrying amazing electronics with a mosaic of woods. Detailed text explores each instrument s history, prominent players, makers, musical genres, and historic moments.

  • Still Waters Run Deep: Five Women of the Bible Speak

    Still Waters Run Deep investigates two aspects missing or underdeveloped in the study of women in biblical narratives. This book focuses on the Biblical representation of women in oral tradition and then literature and art. The authors examine the variety of ways Judaism, Christianity, and Islam portray female biblical characters. They accentuate the importance of female images in the oral tradition from which the biblical representations arose. Then, the authors present many images and possibilities for interpretation regarding the impact of women on their cultures and religions. Their examination allows the reader to see the depth of meaning in the art and literature of another time and culture, providing new insight into a little-explored field.

  • Jewelry 2016 Gallery Calendar

    A priceless gift for the jewellery lover: a stunning new piece for each day of the year, photographed and reproduced in exquisite detail and sumptuous full colour. Featuring a variety of necklaces, rings, brooches, and earrings both antique and contemporary; from designers including Harry Winston, Faberge, Van Cleef & Arpels, and Chanel Jewelry is a sophisticated celebration of artistry, craftsmanship, and pure opulence. The cover features a specially commissioned shot of contemporary and vintage rings from Fred Leighton (retail value: $198,000).

  • Theology of Normative Judaism: A Source Book (Studies in Judaism)

    This anthology treats the following topics, providing access to the important Talmudic statements on them: Mythic Monotheism: Creation, the Nature of Man, the Fall; Torah; Israel and the Nations; 'You Shall Be Holy, for I the Lord your God am Holy;' Sin and Atonement; and Resurrection and Eternal Life. Each topic is broken up into its principal components and expounded and illustrated by primary sources in English translation.

  • Rights, Liberties & the Rule of Law

    Rights, Liberties & the Rule of Law is a casebook reader outlining the landmark Supreme Court cases that concern our rights and liberties as Americans. Students will be able to read the relevant opinions from the justices in the original. Each section is followed by questions for review and discussion.

  • Messianic Jewish Congregations: Who Sold This Business to the Gentiles?

    Messianic Jewish Congregations examines the present state of Jewish believers in Jesus in Israel and North America. A bulk of the information has been gained with the use of surveys, personal interviews, and visits to congregations. Wasserman begins by tracing the history of Jewish leadership in the church. He then analyzes in detail the worship style of Messianic congregations. Two chapters are given to the substance of the surveys, concentrating on fellowship, discipleship, and evangelism. Finally, the book examines indigenous cultural expression and the factors that contribute to congregational success. The book will interest Christians who want to understand the presence of Jews in the church, and students of religion.

  • Party Like a President: True Tales of Inebriation, Lechery, and Mischief from the Oval Office

    There's the office: President of the United States. And then there's the man in the office--prone to temptation and looking to unwind after a long day running the country. Celebrating the decidedly less distinguished side of the nation's leaders, humor writer Brian Abrams offers a compelling, hilarious, and true American history on the rocks--a Washington-to-Obama, vice-by-vice chronicle of how the presidents like to party.

    From explicit love letters to slurred speeches to nude swims at Bing Crosby's house, reputations are ruined and secrets bared. George Washington brokered the end of the? American Revolution over glasses of Madeira. Ulysses S. Grant rarely drew a sober breath when he was leading the North to victory. And it wasn't all liquor. Some presidents preferred their drugs--Nixon was a pill-popper. And others chased women instead--both ?the professorial Woodrow Wilson (who signed his love letters "Tiger") and the good ol' boy Bill Clinton, though neither could hold a candle to Kennedy, who also received the infamous Dr. Feelgood's "vitamin" injections of pure amphetamine.

    Illustrated throughout with infographics (James Garfield's attempts at circumnavigating the temperance movement), comic strips (George Bush Sr.'s infamous televised vomiting incident), caricatures, and fake archival documents, the book has the smart, funny feel of Mad magazine meets The Colbert Report. Plus, it includes recipes for 44 cocktails inspired by each chapter's partier-in-chief.

  • The Recovery Book: Answers to All Your Questions About Addiction and Alcoholism and Finding Health and Happiness in Sobriety

    Announcing a completely revised and updated second edition of The Recovery Book, the bible of addiction recovery. Written for the 23 million Americans struggling with alcohol and drugs, it is a clear, accurate, and comprehensive resource for patients, their families, and helping professionals (Anthony B. Radcliffe, M.D., former president, American Society of Addiction Medicine). Dr. Al Mooney, who lectures internationally on recovery, writing with medical and health journalists Howard Eisenberg and Catherine Dold, covers all the latest in addiction science and recovery techniques. Extensive research in neuroplasticity, for example, sheds new light on how alcohol and drugs actually alter pathways in the brain but also how this same process, when trained in recovery, can remould the brain, making sobriety a routine way of life. A new understanding of gender and addiction leads to revised insights, techniques, and new hope for treating women in recovery. The book also covers the latest problems and treatments for prescription drugs (now more pernicious than illegal drugs); up-to-date models for intervention; and more. But what really sets the book apart is its question-and-answer format My wife wants me to go to AA, and I think that s ridiculous. How can I settle this argument? I take a few oxycodone pills each week. They re prescription, so they must be safe, right? I ve been in this treatment centre for nearly a week. I feel great. I m cured. Why can t I leave now? That simple, direct approach makes the daunting journey to sobriety doable.

  • Unlikely Loves: 43 Heartwarming Stories from the Animal Kingdom

    Calling all love birds - or cats, kangaroos, and boa constrictors! From the bestselling author of Unlikely Friendships, Unlikely Loves is an exploration of animal attachments that, in human terms, can only be called love. Take, for instance, the dog living in a wildlife sanctuary who treats an orphaned leopard cub as his little beloved sister. Or the dalmation who mothers an abandoned newborn lamb - a lamb who just happened to be covered in spots like her adopted mama. Or the story of the fox and the hound, who are as affectionate as brothers. Or even the black swan who becomes inseparable with a swan boat! Behind each of these unusual pairings is a beautiful love story. Interviewing scientists and zoologists around the world, Holland has tracked down firsthand sources and interviewed eyewitnesses to verify each of the stories, which are accompanied by beautiful - and sometimes truly unbelievable - photographs.

  • Prison Argot: A Sociolinguistic and Lexicographic Study

    Prison Argot is Gilbert L. Encinas' study of the different elements of prison language.

  • Strawberries

    Get a close-up view of the life of a strawberry.

  • Unlikely Heroes: 37 Inspiring Stories of Courage and Heart from the Animal Kingdom

    A giftable little hardcover packed with inspiring, amusing full-colour photos of dogs in action (and at rest) paired with text revealing everything dogs can teach us about life.

  • 3rd Grade Reading and Writing: For Ages 8-9

    Learn well, you will.

    • Circle the proper noun: Chewbacca or copilot.
    • Write a travel brochure about Tatooine.
    • Punctuate the dialogue between C-3PO and R2-D2.

    Make learning an intergalactic adventure! From the creators of BRAIN QUEST and from the iconic world of Star Wars, 3rd Grade Reading and Writing is 96 full-filled pages of curriculum-based exercises and activities. It reinforces key writing and reading skills, including grammar, reading comprehension, outlining, writing stories, and more.

    • All content aligns with national Common Core State Standards
    • Vetted by the award-winning teachers on the Brain Quest Advisory Board
    • Illustrated throughout with hundreds of Star Wars characters, creatures, planets, starships, and more
    The Force is strong with Star Wars Workbooks!

  • Body Kindness: Transform Your Health from the Inside Out--and Never Say Diet Again

    Create a healthier and happier life by treating yourself with compassion rather than shame.

    Imagine a graph with two lines. One indicates happiness, the other tracks how you feel about your body. If you're like millions of people, the lines do not intersect. But what if they did?

    This practical, inspirational, and visually lively book shows you the way to a sense of well-being attained by understanding how to love, connect, and care for yourself--and that includes your mind as well as your body.

    Body Kindness is based on four principles.
    WHAT YOU DO: the choices you make about food, exercise, sleep, and more
    HOW YOU FEEL: befriending your emotions and standing up to the unhelpful voice in your head
    WHO YOU ARE: goal-setting based on your personal values
    WHERE YOU BELONG: body-loving support from people and communities that help you create a meaningful life

    With mind and body exercises to keep your energy spiraling up and prompts to help you identify what YOU really want and care about, Body Kindness helps you let go of things you can't control and embrace the things you can by finding the workable, daily steps that fit you best. It's the anti-diet book that leads to a more joyful and meaningful life.

  • Sloshies: 102 Boozy Cocktails Straight from the Freezer

    It's not your mother's Pina Colada! Sophisticated, flavorful, with fresh ingredients and the perfect hit of booze, a sloshie is a high-octane slushie--the ideal summer drink that's a far cry from the cloyingly sweet blender cocktails of yore.

    Written by Jerry Nevins, cofounder of Kansas City's Snow & Co.--named the #1 frozen cocktail bar in the United States--Sloshies features more than 100 innovative refreshers guaranteed to jazz up (and cool down) backyard parties, barbecues, or any gathering with family and friends. And they are so easy to make: Based on a simple granita technique, sloshies require little to no special equipment. Just mix the ingredients, stick them in the freezer, and wait until they're slushy.

    There's the tart: the Whisky Smashed, a frozen mint julep; the cucumber-kissed Limey Bastard; and the Sunshine Boulevard, a stone-cold shandy starring beer, vodka, and citrus juice. The sweet: the alluringly exotic Blue Roses (featuring a bouquet of curacao, vodka, and rose hip liqueur). The spiced and herbal: including a Manhattan with rye-infused cherries, and the Proud Mary--yes, that's a frozen Bloody Mary. Plus drinks with floral notes, like the Midnight Orchard, a beguiling combination of whiskey, elderflower, bitters, and maraschino, and a few nonalcoholic granitas to refresh the palate.

    The book includes recipes for the syrups and infused liquors that many of the drinks are built upon, plus information on garnishes, serving suggestions, and other finishing touches.

  • Studies in the Judicial Methodology of Rabbi David ibn Abi Zimra (Studies in Judaism)

    This work investigates Rabbi David ibn Abi Zimra (Radbaz), a leading 16th century rabbinic authority who assumed the role of rendering 'just' decisions, which were occasionally at the expense of conventional law. The author explores Radbaz's decision-making in terms of his insight into the broader purposes of codified law, sensitivity, and overall rationality.

  • Art of Mass Effect, The

    Mass Effect is set in a rich and diverse universe hundreds of years in our future. The challenge of creating a plausible vision for humanity and a galaxy of ancient and exotic alien races was given to BioWare's talented art and design teams. They began in a formless void and shaped their worlds, their races, and their civilizations to finish with a living breathing setting exclusive to the Xbox 360.

    From a massive space citadel whose origins are lost in time to the utilitarian clothing of frontier colonists, each component, whether small or colossal, anomalous or common, within Mass Effect's universe need to be brought to detailed life.

    In this stunning volume, take an exclusive step back to when this universe was still forming in this compilation of art, images, and commentary taken directly from the artists' sketchbooks as they created the universe of Mass Effect.

  • Sloths 2017 Calendar

    These guys are born to hug. From Lucy Cooke, the "Steven Spielberg of sloth filmmaking" (The Atlantic), the SLOTHS CALENDAR celebrates unabashed cuteness with a year of the creatures that have been cultivating quite a following (watch out, kittens and puppies!) with their furry, slow-moving, and bizarrely adorable ways. Each month is a fullcolor photograph that captures sloths' sweet spirits and laid-back appeal. Here they are in baskets. In trees. Sniffing flowers. In cuddly sloth piles. And just hanging around upside down. Charming captions offer sloth facts, along with a glimpse into life in the sloth sanctuary.

  • Apple Trees

    Get a close-up view of the life of an apple tree.

  • Sidgwicks Utility & Whitheads

    To learn more about Rowman & Littlefield titles please visit us at www.rowmanlittlefield.com.

  • Improving the Expository Writing Skills of Adolescents

    Although sentence-combining researchers acknowledge the importance of syntax-to-discourse transfer, their treatments have achieved it in varying degrees through unclear procedures. Improving the Expository Writing Skills of Adolescents suggests effective strategies for contextualizing learning in the English language arts, focusing on a novel method of syntax instruction called 'discourse-function sentence combining.' The language arts objectives are integrated with ninth grade biology materials.

  • What to Expect the First Year

    With over 11 million copies in print, What to Expect: The First Year, now in a completely revised third edition, is the world's best-selling, best-loved guide to the instructions that babies don't come with, but should. And now, it's better than ever. Every parent's must-have/go-to is completely updated.

    Keeping the trademark month-by-month format that allows parents to take the potentially overwhelming first year one step at a time, First Year is easier-to-read, faster-to-flip-through, and new-family-friendlier than ever--packed with even more practical tips, realistic advice, and relatable, accessible information than before. Illustrations are new, too.

    Among the changes: Baby care fundamentals--crib and sleep safety, feeding, vitamin supplements--are revised to reflect the most recent guidelines. Breastfeeding gets more coverage, too, from getting started to keeping it going. Hot-button topics and trends are tackled: attachment parenting, sleep training, early potty learning (elimination communication), baby-led weaning, and green parenting (from cloth diapers to non-toxic furniture). An all-new chapter on buying for baby helps parents navigate through today's dizzying gamut of baby products, nursery items, and gear. Also new: tips on preparing homemade baby food, the latest recommendations on starting solids, research on the impact of screen time (TVs, tablets, apps, computers), and "For Parents" boxes that focus on mom's and dad's needs. Throughout, topics are organized more intuitively than ever, for the best user experience possible.

  • The Planet of the Grand Buffoon

    On this planet, where comedy usually reigns, the Grand Buffoon has sunk into a depression and has forbidden his people to laugh. The Little Prince will soon discover that the Grand Buffoon is under the control of his prime minister, who wants to seize power . . .

  • Schrodinger's Cat & the Golden Bough: Reflections on Science, Mythology, and Magic

    Schrodinger's Cat & The Golden Bough addresses the relationship between science and mythology from the starting points of Frazer's The Golden Bough and Erwin Schrodinger's famous cat. From the Greek origins of modern scientific thought, Bancroft traces the intertwining and separation of mythology, magic, and science through the ages. Drawing on psychology, mythology, literature, and history of science, the author, a physicist who works with electromagnetic Field Theory, presents a fascinating and provocative cross-disciplinary study.

  • A Happier 2017 Calendar

    Get happy! From Gretchen Rubin author of The Happiness Project and other bestselling books here's a day-by-day blueprint for a happier life. On each page is a nugget of optimism and practical inspiration drawn from cutting-edge research, ancient wisdom, popular culture, or the author's own astute observations all to help you find new happiness and satisfaction every day.

  • The 365 Days of Kittens a Year 2016 Calendar

    One kitten, two kittens, three kittens, four kittens . . . oh, so many kittens! Starring the perky and irresistible winners of the 22nd Annual Kittens of Distinction Contest, 365 Kittens-A-Year is the calendar that keeps delighting kitten lovers with hundreds of full-colour photographs that capture kittens caught in the act of being utterly adorable. A beautiful Burmese pair. A gray striped kitten perching on a flower pot. A wee Scottish Fold with turned-down ears and big, expressive eyes. And a ginger kitten lounging in a hammock on a lazy summer day. Accompanying each month's images is detailed text on kitten behaviour, training advice, and health and care tips.

  • Alcohol

    This informative series teaches readers the facts about drugs.

  • Lego Batman: Prima Official Game Guide

    Walkthrough — Thorough walkthroughs for the 15 hero and the 15 villain missions even for Freeplay Mode!
    Maps — Detailed maps from sewers to rooftops with the locations of red power bricks and LEGO canisters!
    Character Info and Suits— Complete character descriptions with breakdowns of their abilities and power suits!
    Vehicles — Descriptions on all vehicles including the Batmobile, Batboat and Batwing!
    Unlockables — Full info on unlockable characters and hidden levels!
    Achievements: Xbox 360 achievements shown!

  • From Slumber to Awakening: Culture and Identity of Arab Israeli Literati

    From Slumber to Awakening argues that when investigating the cultural and historical predicament of segments of any society a close examination of the literal expression of the people is necessary to understand their human condition better. To accomplish this, the individual psyches of authors and poets must be delved into, and in this case was accessed through personal interviews. This study approaches the unique social position of the Arab Israelis through an exploration of culture and history. The examination of the literature itself begins with Israeli literature from the broad perspectives of both the prose and poetry forms and then moving into the literature and literati themselves one by one exploring the lives of the writers while superimposing their human experiences with the expressions and stories of their creative works. This examination, along with the interviews, defines the Arab Israeli minority as a group while also comparing them to Jewish Israeli writers who are close to the Arab Israeli situation.

  • Tocsin: A Warning from the New Middle Ages

    As the twentieth century became the twenty-first, we inexorably entered the new middle ages. The tocsin tolls to awaken us all to a sense of urgency concerning the need for remedial measures. If our culture and even our civilization is to withstand the most malevolent of the medieval expressions these measures must be timely and comprehensive. In Toscin, Charles Stewart Goodwin, discusses the attitudes, interactions, and institutions that will be required to prevent this from becoming a malignant condition.

  • Keep Calm and Carry On 2016 Calendar

    Inspired by the powerful slogan that was created to help Brits keep their chins up through World War II and that continues to resonate today Keep Calm and Carry On delivers a daily motivational quote, slogan, or proverb guaranteed to bring energy and spirit to every morning. Be intrepid: To conquer we have to dare, to dare again, always to dare! (Georges-Jacques Danton). Be positive: We are made of star-stuff (Carl Sagan). And be resolute: You may not control all the events that happen to you but you can decide not to be reduced by them (Maya Angelou).

  • 1,000 Unforgettable Senior Moments: Of Which We Could Remember Only 254

    The president who left the nuclear launch codes in a suit at the dry cleaners. The novelist who put the orange juice outside and the kitten in the refrigerator. The Russian general who left home in full military dress . . . minus his pants. The famous sex goddess who blew the same line through 52 takes. And the rock star who no longer remembers 1975. Filled with classic lapses, gaffes, and mental bloopers, 1,000 Unforgettable Senior Moments is a fabulous and witty gift for anyone of a certain age. And now it is updated, revised with more than 20 percent new stories, and repackaged in two color, making it an even more vibrant, visually appealing, fresh, and compellingly readable book.

    Anyone who's ever had a mental lapse will empathize with relative spring chicken Nicki Minaj, who, while accepting a BET Viewers' Choice Award, forgot why she was receiving the statuette (on live national television, no less). Or the team of astrophysicists who believed they had discovered proof of alien life--only to discover the signals were coming from the lunchroom microwave. Here's a best man forgetting to show up at the wedding, a musician leaving his priceless cello in a cab, the bank robber who wrote a holdup note on a paycheck stub that had his name and address printed on it, and the Fox studio chief who, when pressed by his leading lady to remember her name, offered ". . . Cleopatra?"

  • Baby Peekaboo

    It's the little series that could: Indestructibles are innovative books built for the way babies read. Printed on a unique, nontoxic, paper like material that holds up to anything babies throw at them, Indestructibles are rip proof, chew proof, drool proof and gum proof. They re 100% baby safe and they re washable. When a book gets dirty, just throw it in the dishwasher or washing machine, and voila, the book is back and ready for more. Featuring the second set of titles by Kate Merritt, whose distinctive and colorful collage illustrations are as adorable to parents as they are to babies, here is a new Indestructibles that is a joy to read aloud. Baby Peekaboo celebrates the favorite playtime game while teaching the concept of object permanence. Who s hiding behind the toys? Peekaboo! It s Puppy! Simple, engaging text encourages language development, and each spread is filled with sweet details.

  • The Veteran's Millennium Health Care Act of 1999: A Case Study of Role Orientations of Legislators, the President, and Interest Groups

    This book chronicles the evolution of veteran's entitlement programs from 1636 through the Veteran's Millennium Health Care Act of 1999. The primary purpose of the book is to identify and explain role orientations of legislators in Congress, the President and Interest Groups in the formulation and enactment of the Veteran's Millennium Health Care Act of 1999.

  • 365 Startling Days of Boynton 2017 Calendar

    Introducing the Boynton padded calendar that gets every day of the year off to a great start. 365 STARTLING DAYS OF BOYNTON showcases hundreds of Sandra Boynton's distinctive and singularly appealing illustrations--both classic and brand-new designs--in full color. From her goofball hippos to party-loving monsters to bunnies belting out tunes in the shower, these beloved characters deliver smiles day after day. Includes a host of essential but underpublicized holidays to celebrate, such as Penguin Awareness Day, Static Electricity Day, and Ice Cream for Breakfast Day (yay!). 6 1/4" x 6 1/8."

  • Doing Projects

    The task of growing investment and consumption in underdeveloped countries requires a multidisciplinary effort. Doing Projects focuses on one aspect of this intersection of politics and public investment: the development project. With seven sample projects from Barbados as context, the book analyzes the complex factors that affect the success of public sector management in developing countries. The authors consider the realities of the project cycle, highlighting the central role of the public sector in a nation's infrastructure. Of interest to policy makers as well as students of economics and international politics, this book is a much-needed glimpse into the reality of economic projects.

  • Handle With Care: An Unusual Butterfly Journey

    Some farms grow vegetables or grains, and some raise cows, sheep, chickens, or pigs. But have you ever heard of a butterfly farm? How do you raise a butterfly?

    On a farm in Costa Rica, workers care for these delicate, winged creatures as they change from eggs to caterpillars to pupae. Like any other crop, the butterflies will eventually leave the farm. But where will they go? And just how do you ship a butterfly?

    Very carefully! To discover how it works, follow these butterflies on a remarkable journey!

  • Dinner Solved!: 100 Ingenious Recipes That Make the Whole Family Happy, Including You!

    Katie Workman is a gifted cook, a best friend in the kitchen, and a brilliant problem solver. Her Mom 100 Cookbook was named one of the Five Best Weeknight Cookbooks of the past 25 years by Cooking Light and earned praise from chefs like Ina Garten ("I love the recipes!") and Bobby Flay ("Perfect . . . to help moms everywhere get delicious meals on the table."). Now Katie turns her attention to the biggest problem that every family cook faces: how to make everyone at the table happy without turning into a short-order cook.

    Expanding on one of the most popular features of the first cookbook, her ingenious "Fork in the Road" recipe solution, which makes it so easy to turn one dish into two or more, Katie shows you how Asian Spareribs can start mild and sweet for less adventurous eaters--and then, in no time, become a zesty second version for spice lovers. She shakes up the usual chicken for dinner with Chicken Tikka Masala-ish--and feeds vegetarians, too, by offering a fork where cauliflower is used in place of the chicken. Fettuccine with Shrimp and Asparagus is a blueprint for seven other easy mix-and-match pasta dinner combinations. Crostini for breakfast--truly an aha! idea--can go sweet or savory, pleasing both types of morning eaters. Have all the ingredients on hand? Make the insanely delicious Chocolate Carrot Cake. Missing chocolate? Don't run out to the store--the basic Carrot Cake is just as satisfying.

    Katie's voice is funny and wry, and completely reassuring. Stunning full-color photographs show every dish. The result: no more cranky eaters, no more dinner table strife, no more unsure or stressed-out cook.

  • New Hope for People with Borderline Personality Disorder: Your Friendly, Authoritative Guide to the Latest in Traditional and Complementary Solutions

    Discover Exciting New Treatments for Borderline Personality Disorder
    Now you can overcome the symptoms of borderline personality disorder (BPD) and develop a more positive outlook on life, starting today. Inside is a compassionate and complete look at the most up-to-date information on managing the symptoms of BPD as well as coping strategies for you, your friends, and your loved ones. This thoughtful book will teach you how to manage your moods, develop lasting and meaningful relationships, and create a fulfilling, happier state of mind. Your new world of hope starts now as you uncover:
    ·Effective methods for building self-esteem and minimizing negative thoughts
    ·Early intervention for children with BPD symptoms
    ·Information on how psychotherapy can help modify and enhance coping abilities
    ·Cutting-edge alternative and complementary therapies
    ·And much more!

  • The Taming of Jesus by Christianity

    In The Taming of Jesus by Christianity, Wayne Mahan peels back the layers of Christianity to provide his readers with a dramatic account of how the original radical teachings of Jesus were domesticated and transformed into a world-changing religion. Mahan's book is written for a modern public that has become increasingly uncomfortable with the idea of formal, institutionalized religion.

  • Big Magic for Little Hands: 25 Astounding Illusions for Young Magicians

    Secrets from the Master Magician, just for kids

    Conjure an egg. Vanish a teacup. Teleport a glass of juice. Dazzle your family and friends with 25 astonishing illusions specially designed to require little prep time and dexterity, yet guaranteed to deliver big applause and big fun--including impromptu effects that can be performed anywhere, anytime!

    Master teacher and performer Joshua Jay guides his apprentices through every step of the magician's arts, from the first step--taking the secret Magician's Oath--all the way to the big finish!

    A note to parents: There's real power in magic. Your child won't just be reading, practicing, and interacting with adults and peers--he or she will learn public speaking skills and attain real confidence. And your dinner parties will have a headlining magician, free of charge!

  • The Tension Between God as Righteous Judge and as Merciful in Early Judaism

    In recent years, the scholarly consensus has emerged that early Judaism should no longer be classified as a religion of legalistic works-righteousness, but defined primarily by God's covenant with Israel. In this work, it is argued, instead, that there is actually a tension in early Judaism between God as righteous judge and as merciful.

  • City Witch, Country Switch

    Mitzi is a city witch--she likes pizza and plays, crowded subways and noisy streets. Muffletump is a country witch--she prefers hayrides and fresh air, pumpkin picking and her pet snake. When the cousins visit each other, their differences come between them. How can they solve their problem? With a spell, of course! But finding the right one isn't so easy. The rhyming text makes this a wonderful read-aloud, while the vibrant watercolor and colored-pencil artwork contains fantastically funny details for kids to pore over.

  • Sweetness: Southern Recipes to Celebrate the Warmth, the Love, and the Blessings of a Full Life

    Celebrate the sweet spirit and taste of Southern hospitality with Christy Jordan, the voice of Southern cooking for a new generation. Sweetness is a memory made in our grandmother's kitchen. Sweetness is nights on the porch, listening to the old stories. Sweetness is welcoming guests with an open heart. And food: sustaining those same guests with Peach Buttermilk Pie. Greeting the kids and their friends after school with Chocolate Chip Dream Bars. Sitting in the shade with neighbors and cooling down with Blushing Apple Juleps. (Pour some for the little ones, too--there's no alcohol.) Or ending dinner on the high note of a Chocolate Chess Pie, because you always need a little something sweet to finish it off, whether a meal or a day.

    In Sweetness, Christy Jordan shares 197 recipes for sweet things to eat and drink--recipes that are deeply delicious, rich with tradition, often reaching through generations, and designed with today's hectic schedules in mind. Because life is just better when you add a little sweetness.

  • Norms and Nobility: A Treatise on Education

    A reissue of a classic text, Norms and Nobility is a provocative reappraisal of classical education that offers a workable program for contemporary school reform. David Hicks contends that the classical tradition promotes a spirit of inquiry that is concerned with the development of style and conscience, which makes it an effective and meaningful form of education. Dismissing notions that classical education is elitist and irrelevant, Hicks argues that the classical tradition can meet the needs of our increasingly technological society as well as serve as a feasible model for mass education.

  • Legend of Zelda: Phantom Hourglass Collector's Edition: Prima Official Game Guide

    Hardcover Collector's Edition: Exclusive cover, a matched set with The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess Collector's Edition guide!
    Maps: Maps of all regions.
    All heart pieces revealed: Every heart piece location.
    Exclusive poster: Large pullout poster, double-sided with Zelda art and map art.
    Extra Booklet: Exclusive to the Collector's Edition, a sixteen page story booklet.
    Bonus bookmark: Deluxe leather-feel bookmark with every guide.

  • Star Wars: The Force Unleashed: Prima Official Game Guide

    Walkthrough: Extensive walkthrough of every level for the Xbox 360, PS3, and Wii
    Maps: Detailed area maps including locations for Holocrons, 'saber hilts, 'saber crystals, colored crystals, Health Holocrons, Force Holocrons, Health Pickups
    Force Powers: Breakdown of all Force powers such as Sith Strike, Force Push, Ground Slam, Saber Whirlwind, Choke and more
    • Use the Force: Complete appendices with full analysis of every weapon, item, and enemy
    Bonus Content: Concept art section

  • The Reading List

    The Reading List, a timely memoir that traces the path of a young female journalist thrust into a story involving a famous author and a convicted criminal, considers the symbiosis between journalists and their sources. This book is an astute reflection upon the often-unsatisfying quest for truth.

  • Strategies in Workers' Compensation

    Strategies in Workers' Compensation, written with the healthcare medical professional in mind, describes the nuts and bolts of workers compensation. The book details the history, laws, various stakeholders, costs, and problems encountered by healthcare providers. An emphasis is placed on the "difficult patient" with regard to management techniques for doctors, insurance companies, and employers. In addition, Strategies in Workers' Compensation offers reference material to aid in understanding the complex workers' compensation system. Human resource professionals, insurance adjusters, case managers, and nurses will find the information contained in this book useful in confronting the myriad of problems that arise within their respective fields. This book is a valuable resource for anyone who deals with the injured worker.

  • Assassin's Creed 2: Prima Official Game Guide

    RIP IT OPEN
     
    100% COMPLETE
    Covers all missions and side quests, including those exclusive to the White Edition of the game.
     
    ALL SECRETS INCLUDED
    Additional outfits, bonus weapons, achievements & trophies, hidden feather locations, and Glyph puzzles solutions – yes, it’s all in here!
     
    SUPER-VISUAL WALKTHROUGH
    Mandatory actions are covered on the left-hand page while the right-hand page presents in-depth, advanced briefings plus side-quests. With detailed overview maps, the Walkthrough is perfect for both newcomers and die-hard completionists.
     
    EXTENSIVE STORY RECAP
    Complete series synopsis, with astounding insights on the most cryptic mysteries of the plot.
     
    REFERENCE & ANALYSIS CHAPTER
    Presents every aspect of the game design focusing on practical, high-level information: discover all of Ezio’s special techniques, guards’ weak spots and behavior patterns, equipment stats, and much, much more…
     
    HIGHLY DETAILED MAP POSTER INCLUDED
     
    ABSOLUTELY NO SPOILERS!
     
    SUITABLE FOR USE WITH ASSASSIN’S CREED® II ON XBOX 360®, PLAYSTATION®3 AND PC

  • Migracion / Migration

    ?Que significa migrar? Descubra que animales migran y por que migran a traves de fotografias detalladas y texto simple.

    What does it mean to migrate? Discover which animals migrate and why they migrate through detailed photographs and simple text.

  • The New Yorker Covers Poster 2016 Calendar

    For nearly a century, the cover illustrations of The New Yorker have been renowned for their wit, artistry, and droll social commentary. The New Yorker Covers Poster Calendar offers a dozen exquisitely reproduced covers by Christoph Niemann, Maira Kalman, Arthur Getz, and other celebrated illustrators reflecting their eras and the magazine s signature style. Each of the calendar s pages is a work of art designed to be framed, displayed, and appreciated throughout the year and beyond.

  • Crossword Notepad 2015 Calendar

    Stay organized and stay challenged throughout the year. A practical lined notepad, a mouse pad, and daily crossword all in one, the Crossword Page-a-Day Notepad and Calendar is functional, fun, and an indispensable calendar for crossword fans. The puzzles, written by veteran New York Times and Washington Post puzzle writer Fred Piscop, are designed to be tough enough, but solvable in just a few minutes. It s the perfect way to jump-start your brain each day.

  • Star Wars 2nd Grade Reading, for Ages 7-8

    The Force is strong with this series! Introducing a line of workbooks that marries the iconic popularity of Star Wars with the unique mix of editorial quality, fun presentation, and rigorous educational standards that Workman applied to the BRAIN QUEST Workbooks.

    Twelve titles launch the series--three each for Pre-K through 2nd Grade--and dig deep into core subjects, including numbers, ABCs, phonics, and reading readiness for younger grades, and math, reading, and writing for the older ones. The material, which aligns with national Common Core State Standards, is designed to reinforce essential concepts and lessons taught in schools. Any child, not just fans of Star Wars--but yes, those fans will be especially delighted (as will reluctant learners)--will love the "A" is for Anakin approach to phonics. Kids will practice learning numbers by counting and circling X-wing starfighters and clone troopers. Master place values by sorting groups of Wookiees. There are math problems--Yoda is holding 7 lightsabers. 5 of the lightsabers are blue. The rest are green. How many green lightsabers is he holding? And Language Arts--Circle the correct homophone in this sentence: Luke is a Jedi knight/night.

    Featuring favorite characters like Luke Skywalker, Queen Amidala, Yoda, and Obi-Wan Kenobi, and other creatures, monsters, Jedi, and Sith, the workbooks are filled with thousands of original illustrations drawing from all six Star Wars movies and the expanded Star Wars universe.

    Learn well, you will.

  • Cat Gallery 2018 Calendar

    A gift of pure pleasure for the cat lover, Cat Gallery Calendar is a year of enchanting photographs in color and black-and-white, printed to the exacting standards of a fine art book. Each image showcases the beauty, grace, and mischievous spirit of a unique cat: A beautiful tabby exploring a rocky seashore. A wide-eyed black cat peeking out from behind the couch. An elegant Siamese sunbathing by a patch of flowers. It's a loving, day-by-day tribute to our most beguiling and delightful animal companion. The Rolex of calendars, the Page-A-Day Gallery Calendar elevates what a calendar can be, incorporating engaging content with the weight, style, and visual richness usually reserved for art books. A sophisticated gift for collectors, connoisseurs, and aficionados--and an aesthetic upgrade for any desktop.

  • Blue Dragon: Prima Official Game Guide

    From your Shadows come hope…
    · Complete the Encyclopedia—full data on every monster, item, spell, class, and barrier in our complete appendices
    ·Every Sidequest Revealed—unlock every Barrier, slay every boss, and max out your Mechat
    ·Earn Every Achievement—score the full 1,000 Gamer Points with our detailed Achievements guide
    ·Detailed Walkthrough—full maps, item lists, and enemy stats for every game area
    ·Defeat the Optional Superbosses—detailed strategies for defeating the Legendary Dragons and other hidden bosses

  • Command & Conquer 3 Tiberium Wars: Prima Official Game Guide

    Easy to use hotkey pullout card to enhance your gameplay

    Comprehensive faction descriptions reveal health, armor, and damage ratings for all units and structures

    In-depth control scheme analysis shows how to command your forces with expert-level speed and efficiency

    Dedicated multiplayer section provides winning strategies for each faction, including brutal cross-faction tactics for co-op matches

    Giant multiplayer maps reveal all areas of interest, with battlefield specific tips

    Quick-reference appendix tables for easy unit and structure comparisons

    Labeled maps and step-by-step walkthroughs for all 38 campaign missions

  • Research Pathways: Writing Professional Papers, Theses, and Dissertations in Workforce Education

    Graduate students in general and those in Workforce Education & Development in particular are often frustrated when they are assigned the task of writing a research paper, thesis, or dissertation. After teaching a research methodology course for several years, the editors of Research Pathways have discovered a solution to resolve the frustration experienced by graduate students as they approach the writing stage of their academic degree program. Based upon the students' participation in the research colloquium, there has been expressed a tremendous need for a comprehensive handbook of this nature to describe and discuss a practical approach to writing those final graduate research reports. This handbook introduces a practical approach to writing research papers, theses, and dissertations in Workforce Education & Development, with examples and best practices for the practitioners and researchers.

  • Dancers After Dark

    Dancers After Dark is an amazing celebration of the human body and the human spirit, as dancers, photographed nude and at night, strike poses of fearless beauty.

    Without a permit or a plan, Jordan Matter led hundreds of the most exciting dancers in the world out of their comfort zones--not to mention their clothes--to explore the most compelling reaches of beauty and the human form. After all the risk and daring, the result is extraordinary: 300 dancers, 400 locations, more than 150 stunning photographs. And no clothes, no arrests, no regrets.

    Each image highlights the amazing abilities of these artists--and presents a core message to the reader: Say yes rather than no, and embrace the risks and opportunities that life presents.

  • Up Your Score 2018-2019: The Underground Guide to Outsmarting the ACT

    Fully updated to reflect the most current version of the ACT, Up Your Score: ACT remains the test prep and survival guide that kids will actually want to use. Written by Chris Arp, a Princeton graduate and top ACT tutor--with the help of four students who aced the test (and went on to the colleges of their choice)--it's a true insider's guide, filled with effective strategies and tips, delivered with the attitude, smarts, and wit that make Up Your Score the bestselling alternative test-prep series in print.

    ▪ Crush the reading section by developing the Five Habits of Lean Forward Reading.
    ▪ Master the math section through techniques like "plugging in," an amazing trick that simplifies all algebra word problems.
    ▪ Annihilate the English section by absorbing six key punctuation and nine essential grammar rules.
    ▪ Sail through the science section by understanding that it actually tests reasoning.
    ▪ Plus, the latest information on ACT scoring and the essay test, revised in 2015 to be more open-ended and analytical.

  • Organizational Behavior: The Challenges of the New Millennium

    In a nutshell, organizational behavior may be defined as the study of the evolutionary theory, structure, processes and behavioral paradigms. Organizational behavior is as old as the evolution of ancient social organizations. Throughout history, the evolutionary development and adaptation of the organization has been influenced by the increasingly ceaseless growth of knowledge in technology, leadership, theory, communication, strategy, motivation, cultural diversity, decision making and control. Organizational Behavior is Meshack Sagini's account concerning what, how, and why organizations are organized in a classical manner, which does not enable them to function effectively. In order to address the challenges of the new millennium, Sagini provides an interdisciplinary, comparative, and historical account for their postmodern restructuring and reengineering.

  • Entre DOS Americas: Narrativas De Latinas En Los '90s

    In Entre dos Americas, Guillermina Walas explores the importance of memory for Latina authors. These authors are displaced from their familiar roots in Latin America and the Hispanic Caribbean, and find themselves immersed in their actual individual lives in the United States. These women construct or re-build a new Latina identity based on memory and the past, but also project to a future located in the Anglo-American context. The resulting identity is complex, riddled with cultural conflict that often involves class and gender. Walas analyzes many texts including, Silent Dancing: A Partial Remembrance of a Puerto Rican Childhood (1990) and When I was Puerto Rican (1993) by Judith Ortiz Cofer and Esmerelda Santiago, Dreaming in Cuban (1992) by Cristina Garcia, and How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents (1991) by Julia Alvarez. (TEXT IN SPANISH)

  • Shoes 2016 Calendar

    It's bold. It's sexy. It's the gorgeous datebook that indulges the shoe lover's obsession all year long. Combining a practical and generously sized week-by-week write-in planner with beautifully photographed and reproduced footwear in full colour, Shoes Engagement Calendar brings high style to any desktop, purse, or tote. The elegant designs of Nicholas Kirkwood. On the cover, a vibrant colour-block suede and leather stiletto from Ruthie Davis. Jan Jansen s glazed blue metallic ankle boots. Fifty-two weeks of fabulous shoes, all in your size.

  • Pokemon Diamond & Pearl Pokedex: Prima Official Game Guide

    * Fully details all 482 + available Pokemon. Providing stats, levels, learned moves, and more.
    * Exclusive Poster - The Pokédex will include an exclusive poster for fans.
    * Strategy Included - In addition to complete information for each individual Pokémon, this guide will include strategy for keeping, collecting, and raising the creatures in your collection.

  • 365 Dogs 2018 Calendar

    Starring the charming winners of the 2018 Dog Calendar Contest, 365 Dogs Page-a-Day Calendar is the bestselling calendar that provides season after season of poodles romping in the snow, retrievers fetching in flower beds, Rottweilers doggy-paddling through pools, and terriers diving into leaf piles. A Cocker Spaniel basks in the sun. A Lab dives underwater in pursuit of a ball. Plus, meet shiny-coated Dobermans, fluffy Samoyeds, pouty Pugs, mutts of all kinds, and even lesser-known breeds like the adorable and spirited Japanese Chin.

  • The 365 Puppies-a-Year Picture-a-Day 2016 Calendar

    Packed with pure puppy power the hundreds of cuddly and irresistible winners of the 22nd Annual Puppies of Distinction Contest 365 Puppies-A-Year is the bestselling calendar that makes puppy lovers feel warm and fuzzy, all year long. A bright-eyed bulldog practicing his play stance. Fluffy little border collies and adorably gangly Weimaraners. Bounding beagles, strutting corgis, and lots of sweet mutts. In addition to the full-colour photographs, each month's spread includes health and training tips to keep your own pup healthy and happy.

  • The Publisher: Paul Block: a Life of Friendship, Power and Politics

    Paul Block virtually invented national newspaper advertising, as well as chain and syndicate publishing. He worked on, and shaped, the first Sunday newspaper supplement in the United States. He was the mastermind behind the magazine that enjoyed the largest circulation of any periodical in this country. His hundreds of signed, front-page editorials, from 1916 to 1941, on virtually every public issue of his day, were forceful commentaries that not only sold newspapers, but engineered and influenced legislation. The Publisher, the first biography of Paul Block, tells the story of his rise to the summit of American newspaper chains and chronicles his business and social relationship with William Randolph Hearst. The book reveals Block's influence not only on journalism, but also on the government and politics of his day.

  • Gnu Emacs and Xemacs

    Emacs offers many features for writing programs and scripts in the Linux environment. This title is a reference for anyone interested in becoming more productive with Emacs. It explains how to get up and running and teaches readers how to customize their own programmes using Lisp.

  • Eyelike Stickers: Baby Animals

    Sticker lovers, rejoice! There is a new addition to the successful EyeLike Stickers series, and it's a perfect gift for every little girl or boy. EyeLike Stickers: Baby Animals is packed with 400 full-colour and photo-real stickers that can be peeled and placed again and again. Plus, the inside cover is glossy and illustrated - a perfect background on which kids can place their stickers to create unique and changeable scenes. Plus, it's a perfect place to store your stickers year after year. Little lambs, snuggly puppies, and lovable lion cubs peer out adorably from the pages in Baby Animals. Use the stickers to decorate notebooks, lockers, classrooms, cards, scrapbooks, binders, party invitations - you name it! And for older kids, here are perfect books for anyone who loves scrapbooking and arts and crafts!

  • The Illustrated Bible Verses 2017 Calendar

    The timeless and comforting wisdom of the Bible, presented in a fresh, modern, and visually vibrant format. Each month, ILLUSTRATED BIBLE VERSES features an inspiring verse (cited from multiple versions of the Bible) gorgeously hand-lettered and illustrated in a way that enhances the energy and joy of the words. Every glance lifts the spirit, feeds the soul, and delights the eye. Love is patient; love is kind . . . It bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.--I Corinthians 13:4, 7

  • The Vanishing Gourds: A Sukkot Mystery

    When Sara's gourds, decorations for the family Sukkah, start mysteriously disappearing, the hunt for the culprit is on. The family of squirrels who are to blame pay the family back for the missing gourds in a surprising way.

  • A Theological Commentary to the Midrash: Mekhilta Attributed to Rabbi Ishmael

    In this final volume of A Theological Commentary to the Midrash, Jacob Neusner presents both what is common to the animating theology of Rabbinic Judaism in all its documentary components, and what is unique to Mekhilta, attributed to R. Ishmael. Neusner alleges that each Rabbinic document has its particular problem to solve, a problem set forth by the book of Scripture upon which it is focused, around which it is organized.

  • Standard Documents for Community Development Venture Capital Transactions

    The world of community development finance has grown increasingly sophisticated in its multi-faceted responses to poverty, joblessness and environmental degradation. One of the most sophisticated approaches involves the marriage of the tools of venture capital and private equity investing with a wide range of social goals. This approach -- what is termed by its adherents 'community venture capital'-- has been successful at stimulating productive economic activity in resource-starved communities while encouraging the creation and growth of business dedicated to the 'double bottom line.' The authors of Standard Documents for Community Development Venture Capital Transactions have adapted the model documents found in Joe Bartlett's Equity Finance treatise for use by a coalition of funds engaged in a different kind of private equity investing. Co-published with Community Development Venture Capital Transactions.

  • The Spanish Speakers in the United States: A History

    The Spanish-Speakers in the United States covers the history, politics and culture of the major groups of the fastest growing minority in the United States, beginning with the Spanish legacy of the Southwest, and moving on to the beginnings of large-scale Mexican immigration after the turn of the century, socioeconomic changes brought about by World War I, and changes in the demographic composition of the nation as a result of later immigration. The authors address the major questions surrounding Hispanic immigrants, including whether immigrants compete for jobs and social services, whether the Immigration and Naturalization Service is capable of handling the flow of immigrants, and whether employer sanctions are just. They discuss the nature of the immigrants themselves, and the various groups throughout the country, concluding with an assessment of their contemporary situation, focusing in particular on what they perceive as the failure of bilingual education.

  • The Greatest Networker in the World: The story that has changed the lives of millions Now it can change yours!

    "The MLM Classic."--Richard Poe, author of Wave 3
    Network marketing is a burgeoning field, and it can be a frustrating and difficult experience. There are many who have achieved minimal success, and many more who have made no money at all. With these discouraging figures, how can one become a member of the successful elite? Millions agree that the best way to do this is to spend some time with The Greatest Networker in the World.
    John Milton Fogg’s extended parable is the story of a young man on the verge of quitting the multilevel marketing business. As he prepares to give his final opportunity meeting, he meets the individual everyone refers to as The Greatest Networker in the World. This warm and wise man takes in his young counterpart and shows him the trade secrets so he too can become a successful network marketer.
    The young man soon learns that the trade secrets have very little to do with conventional marketing techniques. In fact, he has to unlearn everything he thought he knew about business. "The paradigm of network marketing is so fundamentally different and distinct from all other paradigms of business, that it requires a pretty complete shift from the way we normally view business to appreciate and understand it."
    The new paradigm is built around one’s habits of thought and discovering that the secrets to network marketing success are within oneself. The values of responsibility, team building, and caring for one’s downline play a much more important role than competitive promotion and advertising.
    A critical skill for all marketers is the ability to teach people to teach others. Once one has mastered the new paradigm of multilevel marketing, he needs to not only show his downline how to master it, but also how to teach those techniques to others. This leads to greater leadership within the organization, more stability, improved productivity, and as a result, long-lasting success.

  • The American Foundation Myth in Vietnam: Reigning Paradigms and Raining Bombs

    The American Foundation Myth in Vietnam deals with how the results of the Vietnam War challenged the long-standing belief in America's role in the world as a unique nation favored by God that carries a global responsibility with it. The author disputes the commonly held belief that America discarded this foundation myth, developed out of John Winthrop's idea of a 'city on a hill, ' following Vietnam. He reexamines the myth in the context of American history to show that the country still firmly attaches itself to the rhetoric of the foundation myth. The analysis divides Americans into one group that believes America's mission cannot be fulfilled without active involvement on the global stage, and one that maintains that its mythic goals are fulfilled most effectively by developing itself as the world's model for freedom and democracy. The tension created between these perspectives creates a dynamic and durable quality that fuels the power of the foundation myth even after a seemingly destructive event such as the Vietnam War

  • The Sims 2 FreeTime: Prima Official Game Guide

    • Five all-new careers exposed, including cool career objects!
    • Immerse your Sims in ten engrossing hobbies
    • All new Talent Badges revealed
    • Dream big. Earn rewards. Learn how inside!

  • I Want to Win!

    The Little Princess loves to win--and at home everyone usually lets her. At school, even though she tries her hardest, it seems she can't do anything right. But she soon discovers that winning is much more fun when she really deserves it!

  • Mexico City's Alternative Futures

    The work is an attempt to chart the path of one of the world's great cities in demographic, economic, political and cultural terms. The predictive problems are dealt with as concerns of theory and method as well as human liveability. A discussion of planning as an attempt to shape the urban form is undertaken. Although comparisons are made, the focus is on Mexico City and the role of changes in infrastructure, policy and human preferences. An argument is made that the urban form will continue to dominate most functions, and we must better understand the "bull in the china shop." The mega city concept focuses on demographic and geographical size, and can not ignore questions of density, economic viability, environmental quality, cultural relevance, and political efficacy. Additionally, the impact of natural events (the 'terre moto' of 1985) and the role of planning is dealt with in this case study of Mexico City. Historical changes in the basic infrastructure of the city are followed, and an argument about how this kind of factor impinges on the future is entertained. Numerous approaches to social change are examined, especially those dealing with urban areas. Archaeological data and maps are included to give a sense of the processes involved. An underlying premise of this book is that 21st century ving must understand the lessons of cities like Mexico City. The analysis is meant to assist in the development of theory and method appropriate for this area of human living. Using historical and some statistical data, the hope is that some key extrapolations, comparisons, and bursts of insight will help us to shape the urban future that we want to live in. Stressing what we already know about Mexico City, urban processes, and the challenges of accurate prediction, the goal is to anticipate various scenarios. While the focus could rightfully be on individuals, genders, social classes, ethnic groups, and so forth, these will be duly noted.

  • Career-Making in Postmodern Academia: Process, Structure, and Consequence

    This volume examines academic careers and career-making endeavors in contemporary society. It serves as a critical forum for theoretical reflection and generalization, a thought-provoking reference for institutional innovation and reform, and a down-to-earth guide for individual learning and practice.

  • Cooking the French Way. Lynne Marie Waldee

    Seasoned with colour photos and step-by-step directions, the books in this series now include vegetarian recipes, complete menu suggestions, and an expanded cultural section highlighting each country or region's people, customs, holidays, and food.

  • From Revolution to Reform: A Comparative Study of China and Mexico

    In From Revolution to Reform, He Li examines political and economic transformation in China and Mexico, from the Mexican and Chinese revolutions at the beginning of the 20th century, to economic reforms and political liberalization in recent decades. Li also explores lessons that other developing countries could learn from the experiences of China and Mexico.

  • Investigating Electricity

    Electricity powers lights, computers, and television sets. But have you seen how electricity can make objects stick together? Or make other objects pull apart? Now you can! Explore electricity with the fun experiments you'll find in this book. As part of the Searchlight Books(TM) collection, this series sheds light on a key science question―How Does Energy Work? Hands-on experiments, interesting photos, and useful diagrams will help you find the answer!

  • CultureShock! Taiwan: A Survival Guide to Customs and Etiquette

    "The CultureShock!" series is a dynamic and indispensable range of guides for those travellers who are looking to truly understand the countries they are visiting. Each title explains the customs, traditions, social and business etiquette in a lively and informative style. "CultureShock!" authors, all of whom have experienced the joys and pitfalls of cultural adaptation, are ideally placed to provide warm and informative advice to those who seek to integrate seamlessly into diverse cultures. The books in this series have a friendly and honest writing style and are full of personal experiences, practical advice and useful information. Each "CultureShock!" book contains: insights into the people and their culture and traditions; advice on adapting into the local environment; linguistic help and hints on how to learn the language and do business; a useful list of foreign words and phrases and a comprehensive resource guide; and how to get the most out of your travel experience.

  • Building a Better Vocabulary: By Studying Words in Context

    After finishing work on the fundamentals of English grammar and syntax, the Hispanic student is often looking for ways to increase his or her general vocabulary. To that end, this book is designed either for studying by oneself or for participating in an academic program. To adapt the text to the widest levels of language skills, the words chosen for study range from the relatively simple to the more complex. Then, as a first step in outlining the meaning of the word, its Spanish equivalent appears in italics immediately after its initial listing and its sounds-of-speech pronunciation. The full analysis of the word ends with a space for the student's using that word in a sentence. That analysis, including a listing of typical synonyms and antonyms, is followed by an end-of-section series of comprehension checks. In short, the student sees the impact of context on the meaning of a word, has a familiar Spanish word as an added help to understanding the word, learns something of its origin, has an immediate opportunity to use it, and gets acquainted wit its common synonyms and antonyms. Finally, each of the twelve 'chapters' contains a short discussion of a common mistake to be avoided or a desirable quality of language (e.g., reliance on 'action words') to be developed.

  • The Absolute Beginner's Guide to Taking Great Photos

    Say Che-e-e-se!
    Do your photos always come back overexposed, out of focus, or with someone's head cut off? Never fear. Help has arrived. The Absolute Beginner's Guide to Taking Great Photos will take you from the point-and-pray method of taking pictures to shooting with confidence. In this simple and clear how-to guide, you'll learn:
    ·Which camera is right for you
    ·How to correct common photo mistakes
    ·The top ten tips for taking great pictures
    ·And much more!
    "An excellent starting point for anyone interested in photography. It will help readers take better pictures."
    Peter K. Burian, contributing editor, Photo Life magazine

  • You've Got Nerve!: The Secrets of the Brain and Nerves

    Explores the body's secrets of the brain and nerves in a fresh, innovative way.

  • What Kind of God?: Essays in Honor of Richard L. Rubenstein

    Richard L. Rubenstein was the first American Jewish thinker to theologically probe into the events of the Holocaust in Europe. Both the man and his writings dared to question and confront institutional religion and conventional Jewish thought. This volume stands out as a study of, an understanding of, and a tribute to Rubenstein and his work. It offers a wide array of original essays by 38 contributors, from former students to colleagues. Because these contributors write from personal connections with the main or his writings, What Kind of God? provides readers with an enlightened understanding and appreciation of Richard L. Rubenstein.

  • Give It a Push! Give It a Pull!: A Look at Forces

    You push a swing. Your brother pulls a wagon. Forces are at work all around you. But what exactly is a force? And how do forces act on different objects? Read this book to find out! Learn all about matter, energy, and forces in the Exploring Physical Science series--part of the Lightning Bolt Books(TM) collection. With high-energy designs, exciting photos, and fun text, Lightning Bolt Books(TM) bring nonfiction topics to life!

  • Cars Gallery 2017 Calendar

    The swooping curves, the gleaming chrome, the raw speed. Cars is the calendar that feeds the passion of the car lover. Test-drive a sleek 2004 Bugatti Veyron 16.4. A 1960s Mercedes 300D. And a Ford 3-window coupe, circa 1934. Plus muscle cars, supercharged cars, perfectly preserved vintage cars, and futuristic concept cars all photographed in ravishing full color and intimate detail by Fredric Winkowski, coauthor of 100 Cars 100 Years. Cars is a celebration of exquisite design and pure, adrenaline-pumping power."

  • Give Me a Hand: The Secrets of Hands, Feet, Arms, and Legs

    Explores the body's secrets of hands, feet, arms, and legs in a fresh, innovative way.

  • Speaking the Unspeakable: Essays on Sexuality, Gender, and Holocaust Survivor Memory

    Testimonies from the survivors of the Shoah Visual History Foundation form the basis of this study of memory and trauma in relation to women's experiences and sexual behavior during Hitler's reign of terror. The three essays in this manuscript explore survivor testimony for memories of sexual politics and the functioning of the Nazi state, sexual abuse that often cut across gender lines, and sexual behavior in the different contexts of persecution_ghettos, camps, and hiding.

  • Little Old Big Beard and Big Young Little Beard: A Short and Tall Tale

    Little Old Big Beard and Big Young Little Beard are the best of friends and the best of cowboys. One evening, sitting by the campfire, they discover their cow, Grace, has disappeared. So off they go, around and around their favourite hill and up the next hill to look for their beloved cow. Just when they think she's lost forever, she finds them, and they end up back together, the loveable trio they've always been. This simple, funny story with its appealingly naive illustrations is perfect for reading aloud, or for young learners to read by themselves.

  • The Capitalist Manifesto

    The Capitalist Manifesto defends capitalism as the world's most moral and practical social system. This book is written for the rational mind, whether the reader is a professional intellectual or an intelligent layman. It makes the case for individual rights and freedom in terms intelligible to all rational men.

  • Move!

    ***A 2016 National Parenting Product Awards (NAPPA) winner

    Don't read this book--play it!

    Introducing an ingenious way to help kids get the 60 minutes of active play they need each day. Move! is a book that combines imaginative play with movement. Hold it up to your face like a big pair of jaws and ROAR and STOMP like a dinosaur. Hold it by the die-cut handles to swing in a hip-to-hip motion while ROWING like a canoe. Or hold on tight and SPIN like a flying saucer.

    This inventive format will excite the imaginations of kids and parents alike. Lively rhyming text and colorful, spirited illustrations prompt young readers to perform physical activities utilizing the book's die-cut holes and handles. Move! is a book that will foster a love for reading and a love for physical activity--a book designed to keep kids healthy, happy, and having fun.

  • 14,000 Things to Be Happy About: The Happy Book

    Originally published 25 years ago (happy anniversary!) from a list that Barbara Ann Kipfer started making as a child, it's the book that marries obsession with happiness. And it now has 2,000 fresh and more current reasons to be happy: Rabbit tracks in the snow. Kiteboarding and kitesurfing. Caramel gelato. Scoring super-high on a Scrabble turn. Babies burping. Summer storms. White cupcakes with multicoloured sprinkles. 20 minutes all to yourself.

  • The Homeschooling Handbook: From Preschool to High School, A Parent's Guide to: Making the Decision; Discove ring your child's learning style; Getting Started; Creating an Effective Study

    Don't Even Think About Teaching Your Child at Home—Until You Read This Book
    Discover why millions of parents are homeschooling their children. In this revised edition of her groundbreaking book, Mary Griffith tells you everything you need to know about the fastest-growing educational movement in the country, including:
    ·When, why, and how to homeschool
    ·Detailed learning ideas for the primary, middle, and teen years
    ·How to navigate the local regulations
    ·Strategies to avoid burnout and strengthen family relationships
    ·Resources in the communitty and the homeschooling network
    ·And more!
    Whether you're one of the nearly one million families in the country already homeschooling, planning to take the plunge, or just testing the water, this hands-on book will help!
    "The Homeschooling Handbook is a valuable resource for anyone intersted in nurturing their child. Whether you homeschool or not, you will find many fresh ideas for working with children in these pages."—Patrick Farenga, publisher, Growing Without Schooling
    "If you're looking for practical, commonsense advice about homeschooling, if you're looking for answers to the really tough questions from someone with real insights to the movement, if you're looking for sensible commentary backed up by experience and saavy, Mary Griffith's The Homeschooling Handbook is just what you're looking for!"—Helen Hegener, editor, Home Education Magazine

  • Jewelry 2015 Gallery Calendar

    Jewelry is the best gift for the jewelry lover: day after day of stunning necklaces, rings, brooches, and earrings, all gorgeously photographed and reproduced in full color. Displaying an exquisite variety of antique and contemporary pieces gilded, intricately carved, studded with precious and semiprecious stones it s a tribute to artistry, creativity, the valuable, and the rare. The cover features a specially commissioned shot of contemporary and vintage bracelets from Fred Leighton (retail value: $203,000).

  • See America! 2017 Calendar

    Celebrate the nation's splendor, diversity, and sheer beauty through the artwork of the Creative Action Network's See America project--a crowdsourced art campaign inspired by the WPA's posters of the 1930s. A dozen bold, visually stunning designs celebrate parks and landmarks across the country, gorgeously printed in full color. Michigan's magnificent Sleeping Bear Dunes. Texas's McDonald Observatory. The soaring redwoods of Muir Woods. And Joshua Tree National Park, its namesake trees silhouetted against an orange and yellow sunset. These are American treasures, iconic and exquisitely rendered.

  • Greenpeace 2015 Calendar: Standing Up for the Earth

    Greenpeace is the calendar with a conscience. It is the calendar that brings the wilderness up close in breathtaking full-color portraits by the world s best nature photographers. Giraffes and zebras congregating at a Namibian watering hole. The expressive faces of a mother and baby Orangutan in a Borneo jungle. Terraced rice fields in Yuanyang, China. Five brilliantly colored macaws sharing a branch in Peru. Each image is an inspiring reminder of what is at stake in preserving the planet s natural treasures.

  • The Jewish Tradition, Sexuality and Procreation

    In The Jewish Tradition, Sexuality, and Procreation, Lewis Solomon presents the guidance offered by the Jewish tradition regarding questions of sexual and reproductive ethics. Solomon's approach is unique in presenting a wide spectrum of viewpoints from various strands of contemporary Judaism- traditional (Orthodox) and more modern and flexible (Conservative, Reform, and Reconstructionist).

  • GUARDIANS OF THE OTHER AMERICA:ESSAYS ON

    This book is a collection of essays written or edited by the author across thirty-five years of scholarly research and teaching contact with the military forces of Latin America. The central thesis is that the region's armed forces have been an escort to modernity within a heritage of freedom that is different from that found in North America, yet equally valid within the broad Judeo-Christian context.

  • A Book That Takes Its Time: An Unhurried Adventure in Creative Mindfulness

    Take time to breathe. Take time to create. Take time to reflect, take time to let go. A book that's unique in the way it mixes reading and doing, A Book That Takes Its Time is like a mindfulness retreat between two covers.

    Created in partnership with Flow, the groundbreaking international magazine that celebrates creativity, beautiful illustration, a love of paper, and life's little pleasures, A Book That Takes Its Time mixes articles, inspiring quotes, and what the editors call "goodies"--bound-in cards, mini-journals, stickers, posters, blank papers for collaging, and more--giving it a distinctly handcrafted, collectible feeling.

    Read about the benefits of not multitasking, then turn to "The Joy of One Thing at a Time Notebook" tucked into the pages. After a short piece on the power of slowing down, fill in the designed notecards for a Beautiful Moments jar. Make a personal timeline. Learn the art of hand-lettering. Dig into your Beginner's Mind. Embrace the art of quitting. Take the writing cure. And always smile. Move slowly and with intention through A Book That Takes Its Time, and discover that sweet place where life can be both thoughtful and playful.


  • Legend of Zelda: Phantom Hourglass: Prima Official Game Guide

    ·Dedicated walkthrough guides you step-by-step through Link’s newest adventure, complete with all optional sidequests.
    ·Legendary checklists for every treasure chest, ship part, Spirit Gem, Heart Container, treasure map, sunken treasure, and more.
    ·Complete info on all weapons and items.
    ·Detailed island and dungeon maps with every hidden treasure chest revealed.
    ·All the tips and tricks you need to overcome every monster and boss enemy.
    ·Multiplayer tips and tricks from the pros.
    ·Plus: Pull-out chart poster, fully labeled with all secrets of the Great Sea!

  • Jungle: A Photicular Book

    Trek into the wild heart of the rain forest.

    Discover a world teeming with life. Dense and humid and filled with secrets, rain forests are home to more than half the world's plants and animals. Using unique Photicular technology, Jungle parts the mysterious veil of this sun-dappled land, revealing in color and motion the living exuberance within.

    Watch a tarantula scuttle across the forest floor. A dancing whipsnake flick its tongue. A Bengal tiger on the prowl, and a brilliant red-and-green macaw soar above the canopy.

    Experience it for yourself.

  • 365 Days of Shoes Picture-a-day 2016 Calendar

    A year of fabulous shoes all your size! For the obsessive shoe lover, it s the calendar that's perfectly over-the-top. It's playful, it's inspiring, it's packed full of the most extraordinary works of shoe beauty, from daring designers Jerome C. Rousseau, Ruthie Davis, Nicholas Kirkwood, Rupert Sanderson, Stuart Weitzman, and, of course, Manolo Blahnik and vintage collections. Laurence Dacade's metallic leather Glamorous ankle boot with graphic laminated stripes graces the cover a must-wear. Adapted from Linda O Keeffe's international bestseller Shoes.

  • Will It Waffle?: 53 Unexpected and Irresistible Recipes to Make in a Waffle Iron

    How many great ideas begin with a nagging thought in the middle of the night that should disappear by morning, but doesn't? For Daniel Shumski, it was: Will it waffle? Hundreds of hours, countless messes, and 53 perfected recipes later, that answer is a resounding: Yes, it will! Steak? Yes! Pizza? Yes! Apple pie? Emphatically yes. And that's the beauty of being a waffle iron chef waffling food other than waffles is not just a novelty but an innovation that leads to a great end product, all while giving the cook the bonus pleasure of doing something cool, fun, and vaguely nerdy (or giving a reluctant eater your child, say a great reason to dig in). Waffled bacon reaches perfect crispness without burned edges, cooks super fast in the two-sided heat source, and leaves behind just the right amount of fat to waffle some eggs. Waffled Sweet Potato Gnocchi, Pressed Potato and Cheese Pierogi, and Waffled Meatballs all end up with dimples just right for trapping their delicious sauces. A waffle iron turns leftover mac n cheese into Revitalized Macaroni and Cheese, which is like a decadent version of a grilled cheese sandwich with its golden, buttery, slightly crisp exterior and soft, melty, cheesy interior.

  • Congressional Budgeting: A Representational Perspective

    In Congressional Budgeting, Patrick Fisher analyzes the problems inherent in the congressional budget process, and studies why congress makes the budgetary decisions that it does. Fisher argues that it is the representational nature of Congress that makes budgeting such a flawed process. Budgeting requires Congress to compromise parochial interests for the well being of the entire nation, focusing on macro-level budget decisions. It is the parochial nature of congressional budgeting that is key to understanding the predicament Congress confronts when budgeting.

  • Pranklopedia: The Funniest, Grossest, Craziest, Not-Mean Pranks on the Planet!

    Pranklopedia is the young practical joker's secret weapon, a boisterous collection of over 70 guaranteed-to-amuse (or annoy) pranks to be pulled on friends, siblings, and parents. Discover the Homework Hoax, the Squirting Blister, the Movie Popcorn That Grabs You Back. Pull classic pranks on your siblings, like short-sheeting the bed. Freak out your friends with food pranks: a self-peeling banana, "misfortune" cookies, or ice cream that will make them scream (here's a hint--it involves instant mashed potatoes). And there are perfect pranks to pull on your parents, including a scheme to "freeze" the family computer.

    The book includes recipes for fake bird poop, fake dog poop, fake vomit, and fake snot (regular, nosebleed, and wormy varieties). Plus you'll find 40 pages of cutout pranks: fake labels (mmm...Cream of Sparrow Soup!), a "winning" lottery ticket, bogus bathroom signs, and letters from school that will make your parents cringe.

    A complete prankster's guide, Pranklopedia also provides a four-part lesson on how to pull the perfect prank and tells you what to do when pranks go bad: 1. Disappear for a while . . .

  • The Vegan Gourmet: Full Flavor & Variety with Over 120 Delicious Recipes

    Delicious and Imaginative Vegan Cuisine
    This enticing collection of innovative recipes will please and inspire both everyday and occasional vegan cooks. Inside you'll discover tantalizing, hearty recipes for breakfast, lunch, and dinner; menu plans for special occasions and multicourse feasts; ideas for appetizers; and much, much more! Treat yourself to extraordinary new dishes such as:
    ·Soba Noodles with Shredded Vegetables and Spicy Peanut Sauce
    ·Sweet Red Pepper Strips with Artichoke and Caper Filling
    ·Rice and Lentil Salad with Pimiento-Stuffed Olives
    ·Eggplant Casserole with Tofu, Olives, and Herbed Tomato Sauce
    ·Stir-Fry of Cauliflower, Tomatoes, Orange, and Fresh Basil
    ·Spiced Carrot Spread
    Dozens of recipes marked "Almost Instant" are easy to browse and even easier to make—in thirty minutes or less! Plus, each recipe includes a nutritional analysis listing calories, fat, carbohydrates, protein, cholesterol, sodium, and fiber content. With The Vegan Gourmet, good health and great flavor go hand in hand!
    "I like The Vegan Gourmet so much I use it as a textbook!"
    —Patricia Gregory Vance, director, Culinary Arts Institute, Sonoma, California

  • A Handbook for Basic Biblical Exegesis

    Provides a guide for a systematic approach to biblical study for Christians of all schools of theological thought. Convenient for anyone in bible classes, hermeneutics classes, theological research classes, or any theological interpretation classes.

  • Please Don't Break My Other Leg!: A Guide to Empathising with Patients

    Please Don't Break My Other Leg! is a guide to improving communication between health care professionals and patients. Valerie Mirvis breathes new life into the teaching of empathic skills by writing in an engaging and moving style and by including genuine case histories, controversial scientific research, imagery, literary quotations and Rikki Marr's specially commissioned illustrations.

  • 365 Days of Amazing Trivia 2015 Calendar

    What bird has the slowest wing beat only one beat per second? (The vulture). 365 Days of Amazing Trivia keeps trivia buffs entertained with a fun and surprising factoid every day. Test your knowledge with a wide range of history questions, pop culture questions, literary questions, sports questions, and science questions: What was the size of the standard dinner plate in the 1960s? How about today? (In the 1960s, 9 inches; today, 12 inches)

  • Towards Synergism: The Cosmic Significance of the Human Civilizational Project

    Towards Synergism makes a powerful case for understanding the universe as a relational and self-organizing system. The author shows that human civilization serves as the center for the dynamic complexity of the system of our universe. The author encourages us to appreciate this vitally significant role of human civilization by arguing that human creativity, not exchange, is the motivational force for social progress. This book explores the current crisis of the human civilization project and the simultaneous crisis of market and socialist systems. The author draws explicitly on developments in the new science, focusing on unified field theory, complex systems theory, post-Darwinian evolutionary biology, and anthropic cosmology. Mansueto also provides broad comparative historical and comparative sociological evidence. This timely, detailed, and insightful study will prove useful to natural and social scientists from many disciplines, as well as philosophers and theologians, religious, political, and even corporate leaders who are firmly grounded in the philosophical tradition.

  • Father to Son: Life Lessons on Raising a Boy

    It's the warm hearted, sensible advice that sets these books apart. Each page offers up a nugget of wisdom that's often touching, funny - and surprising in its simple profundity. Beginning with The Five Keys of raising a daughter or son, each book accompanies Dad on the journey from his child's infancy straight through the toddler and teenage years and into college. For fathers of sons, there are reflections on the joy of the first days: treasure the time with your son. The wonder of toddlerhood: take him for walks and introduce him to the world of bugs. The challenges of the tumultuous teen years: don't adjust the house to his moods. Let him adjust to yours. And most importantly: believe in him. And for fathers of daughters: let her sleep on your chest when she's a baby. This is when the world begins to make sense. And Never undervalue her intelligence. And the bitter sweetness of the day she leaves for college: tell her that great love and great achievements involve great risk. All is leavened with a shot of humour: show him how to gargle. If you don't, your bathroom could be irreparably harmed. And Yes, girls play hockey. They can clean your clock! It's the stuff of parenting, contained in one portable volume that will surprise and delight Dad every time he picks it up.

  • Translating the World: Science and Language

    Translating the World begins by showing how discursive and writing strategies contribute to the ontology and epistemology of science, which includes understanding the special ways in which science uses language, whether it is natural language, mathematics or other semiotic systems.

  • From the Rivers of Babylon to the Whangpoo: A Century of Sephardi Jewish Life in Shanghai

    This book examines the interaction between the Baghdadi Jews and their Ashkenazi coreligionists, some 6-8,000 who escaped from religious persecution in Russia, and some 20,000 refugees from Nazi persecution.

  • Measurement of Community Health: The Social Health Index

    Measurement of Community Health examines the underlying assumptions of constructing a social health index. Some of the questions addressed by the book include: how is personal health different from community social health? What does community social health mean? What is the process of obtaining a community social health index? The author uses data from each of the 50 states and the District of Columbia. Power analysis suggests that the social health index is a useful tool for monitoring social disadvantage. Most importantly, the results of this study suggest a reliable method of targeting federal funds or block grants for economic opportunity to states.

  • Shoes 2015 Calendar

    It s big style in a little format. Boasting a diminutive 7 x 7 size, Shoes Mini Calendar is a perfect fit for cubicles, fridges, even closets. Every month is a fabulous shoe, sumptuously photographed and reproduced in full color. A sky-high lace-up stiletto. A bold platform wedge. A playful pair of hot pink booties. And a to-die-for emerald green pump. Go ahead, try them on for size.

  • Mother to Daughter: Shared Wisdom from the Heart

    Woven out of wisdom, humour, experience, love, charm, and a poetic economy of words, here is one pithy, memorable lesson per page, beginning with the Beginning, and covering toddlerhood, the school years, spirituality, and, of course, love and romance. The helpful reinforcement of principles for mums of daughters: give her a little rope, let her learn from her mistakes while the stakes aren't so high. The true voice of experience: fill your house with warmth, love, and joy, and you'll find it's also filled with her and her friends. And what to do when she's all grown up and getting ready to leave: tell her how much joy she's brought into your life.

  • Zen 2016 Calendar: Surprising Sayings, Koans, Parables & Haiku, Including a Mini Meditation Primer

    A calendar of inspiration, wisdom, a touch of enlightenment, and the courage to seek also, to just sit. Featuring hundreds of quotes, koans, sutras, and parables, the Zen Calendar includes insights from spiritual leaders (the Dalai Lama), poets and artists (Georgia O Keeffe), ancient masters (Lao-tzu), and the unexpected George Saunders: Stay open, forever, so open it hurts, and then open up some more.

  • Star Wars 1st Grade Writing, for Ages 6-7

    The Force is strong with this series! Introducing a line of workbooks that marries the iconic popularity of Star Wars with the unique mix of editorial quality, fun presentation, and rigorous educational standards that Workman applied to the BRAIN QUEST Workbooks.

    Twelve titles launch the series--three each for Pre-K through 2nd Grade--and dig deep into core subjects, including numbers, ABCs, phonics, and reading readiness for younger grades, and math, reading, and writing for the older ones. The material, which aligns with national Common Core State Standards, is designed to reinforce essential concepts and lessons taught in schools. Any child, not just fans of Star Wars--but yes, those fans will be especially delighted (as will reluctant learners)--will love the "A" is for Anakin approach to phonics. Kids will practice learning numbers by counting and circling X-wing starfighters and clone troopers. Master place values by sorting groups of Wookiees. There are math problems--Yoda is holding 7 lightsabers. 5 of the lightsabers are blue. The rest are green. How many green lightsabers is he holding? And Language Arts--Circle the correct homophone in this sentence: Luke is a Jedi knight/night.

    Featuring favorite characters like Luke Skywalker, Queen Amidala, Yoda, and Obi-Wan Kenobi, and other creatures, monsters, Jedi, and Sith, the workbooks are filled with thousands of original illustrations drawing from all six Star Wars movies and the expanded Star Wars universe.

    Learn well, you will.

  • Dancers Among Us 2014 Calendar

    Lovers share an acrobatic kiss under the boardwalk. Dressed in a suit and tie, a businessman jetes across a subway platform. With umbrella in hand, a woman leaps across a puddle. By showing professional dancers in the midst of the everyday, and adapted from the buoyant book and online phenomenon, Dancers Among Us celebrates life in a way that's fresh, surprising, and universal. No photo manipulation, no trampolines, no gimmicks. Each month's image - which brings a dancer's grace and agility to the most unexpected of places - is pure magic.

  • Cure Your Child With Food: The Hidden Connection Between Nutrition and Childhood Ailments

    Grounded in cutting-edge science, Cure Your Child with Food reveals the hidden connections between nutrition and chronic childhood ailments, and gives parents the simple, straightforward solutions they need to help their children thrive.

    Discover how zinc deficiency can cause picky eating and affect growth. The panoply of problems caused by dairy and gluten. How to cure sleep disorders with melatonin, hyperactivity with magnesium, anxiety with fish oil.

    Kelly Dorfman, a nutritionist whose typical patient arrives at her practice after seeing three or more specialists, gives parents the tools to become nutrition detectives themselves. She shows how to recalibrate children's diets through the easy E.A.T. program, and how to get kids off drugs--antibiotics, laxatives, Prozac, Ritalin--and back to a state of natural well-being.

    "In her terrific book, Kelly Dorfman clearly explains how to decipher the clues to nutritional disorders that affect the body and brain. Parents will find it packed with sound advice and useful information." --Maurine Packard, MD, pediatric neurologist

    A Nautilus Book Award Gold winner.

  • Immigration: Public Legislation and Private Bills

    Immigration laws have encompassed a wide variety of purposes by reuniting families, invigorating the country with new skills, and rescuing victims of war. This book brings a human dimension to the enactment of these laws through a review of over 600 precedent private bill cases and their impact on public policy. It charts the legislative process of these cases, including the defeat of such controversial bills as Martina Navratilova's quest for expedited citizenship and the FBI's 1980 ABSCAM sting. Contents: What is a Private Bill?; Rules Governing Private Bills; The Process; Public Legislation and Private Bills; Controversy; Bibliography; Index.

  • Son of the Morning Sky: Reflections on the Spirituality of the Earth

    Son of the Morning Sky explores the validity of the past and contemporary forms of spirituality, vis-a-vis the modern era's scientific outlook. Farley argues that the cosmologies of cultures that focus on "Father Sky" and "Mother Earth" are compatible with scientific perspectives that emphasize the interconnectedness of the universe and all living things. Included in his discussion of traditional cosmologies, his own search for fulfillment, and modern religious philosophy is an emphasis on the role that nature and transcendence play in illuminating self-consciousness and spirituality. Farley's insights will be of value to those interested in comparative religion or the scientific nature of religious thought as well as those who are wrestling with personal issues of faith and spirituality.

  • Beach Baby

    It's the perfect beach read for baby--and it's indestructible!

    Where are we going today? The beach!
    What's inside our beach bag? A bucket and shovel!
    What will we play with? Sand! Water! Seashells!
    We love going to the beach!

    Indestructibles
    is the trusted series for easing little ones into story time. Beloved by babies and their parents, Indestructibles are built for the way babies "read" (i.e., with their hands and mouths) and are:

    • Rip Proof--made of ultra-durable tight-woven material
    • Waterproof--can be chewed on, drooled on, and washed!
    • Emergent Literacy Tool--bright pictures and few or no words encourage dialogic reading
    • Portable--lightweight books can go anywhere, perfect for the diaper bag and for travel
    • Safe for Baby--meets ASTM safety standards

  • 365 Days in France 2015 Calendar

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    France is the world s most popular tourist destination, and 365 Days in France celebrates the myriad reasons why. The sun and glamour of St. Tropez. A view of the Seine at dusk. Bicycling on the Ile de Re. Bustling outdoor markets, stately chateaux, rounds of fresh goat cheese, charming stone farmhouses, painterly Provencal landscapes. Each month, delightful text by Patricia Wells and dozens of full-colour photographs by Steven Rothfeld capture the beauty and spirit of a distinctive region.

  • The Bunny Rabbit Show!

    Rockettes eat your heart out, you're about to meet your match: Ten terrific rabbits who like to dance and sing. Ten terrific rabbits - they can do most anything. Especially entertain. The youngest readers will love Boynton's line up of high-kicking bunnies, all performing in perfect unison to a lively brand-new song all about...them. But bunnies are very welcoming. So just like their friends - Boynton's pig, chicken, and sheep - everyone is welcome to join the chorus line, as long as they don a most important item - bunny ears.

  • Reason and Life: An Introduction to an Ecological Approach in Philosophy

    Reason and Life begins with a critical historical examination of past forms of reason (Ancient and Modern) as well as more recent contenders (Existentialism, Phenomenology, the "New Marxism"). All of these are critiqued as not capable of adequately interpreting life, that is, the interaction of living beings and their environment, because of their fixation upon the role of the being-in-itself, the knower, the individual consciousness. The author suggest as an alternative approach replacing Modern reason with a razon vital or an "organismic" approach, initially present in the writings of Jose Ortega y Gasset and Kurt Goldstein, but also to some degree in the works of a few later philosophers and psychologists of the twentieth century. To adopt the interactions of living beings and their environments as one's starting point is what the author calls, following the usage of J.J. Gibson, an ecological approach.

  • Beyond Eroticism: A Historian's Reading of Humor in Feng Menglong's Child's Folly

    Beyond Eroticism translates and analyzes over forty songs and ninety jokes from Child's Folly, a trilogy of popular songs (Hanging Twigs), folksongs (Hill Songs), and jokes (Treasury of Laughs) compiled by Feng Menglong (1574-1646), a giant in late Ming (1368-1644) popular literature. Focusing on humor as the predominant characteristic of the "tactically forgotten" collections, the book offers a delightful study of the foibles, eccentricities, and anxieties of a broad cross section of late Ming society. The study also probes the inner world of the compiler as he reveals, unwittingly, the tensions in his own gender and class conceptions. Eroticism was Feng Menglong's trademark, but Hsu looks beyond that trademark, arguing that Feng used eroticism both to sell his books and to satirize the puritan state's orthodoxy and the "loose" love ethics of the masses. He did the former as a canny author of the commercial press, and the latter as a marginal member of the "gentry society"-social elite who formed "public opinions" through employment of their cultural capital. An intellectual of high self-esteem, Feng Menglong took advantage of the transgressive nature of humor to project his social, cultural, and political criticism into his erotic, as well as non-erotic satire.

  • Applied Logic

    Applied Logic presents logic as a relevant tool for interpreting arguments, not simply as an abstract discipline such as mathematics or physics. Through English-language arguments that are debated today--health care, economic problems, AIDS, and so on--the author strives to give students an appreciation of logic's applicability. An appendix provides answers to selected exercises. Applied Logic and the Instructor's Manual will be of great value to those teaching elementary logic.

  • Dancers Among Us 2015 Calendar

    Adapted from the New York Times bestselling book, Dancers Among Us offers twelve utterly enchanting photos of extraordinary dancers in everyday settings and situations resulting in breathtaking photos [that] free your imagination (Diane Sawyer, ABC World News). With a pickax resting on his shoulder, a farmhand soars above a fence. A dreamer dangles gracefully on a tree bough. And a hiker jetes across a country road. No gimmicks, no photo manipulation; just the dancers astonishing agility and beauty of movement.

  • The Image of Algeria in Anglo-American Writings, 1785-1962

    This book explores the way in which British and American visitors experienced Algeria and about their imaginary responses to the country. It also attempts to trace the elaboration and evolution of the perception of Algeria in the West with particular focus on the impressions and representations of those Anglo-Americans who experienced Algeria at first hand and wrote about it. The book provides historical perspective from the 16th century to the turn of the 19th century, but more specifically from 1785, which opened the chapter of the young American Republic clashes with the Regency of Algiers, to the last years of the Algerian War of Independence in 1962. It provides for the first time a corpus of literary texts that offer a basic anthology of Anglo-American writings on Algeria. In that sense, some valuable documents that had fallen into oblivion have been retrieved, throwing some illuminating light on the common and often forgotten cultural connections between Algeria and the Anglo-American world over four centuries.

  • Leadership and the Art of Conversation: Conversation as a Management Tool

    We speak. We listen. We chat. Lots of people know how to talk—but few know how to really communicate. Conversation is the most powerful yet underutilized tool at a manager?s command. If managers change the way they talk to people, they can become much more than effective managers—they can become great leaders.

    Leadership and the Art of Conversation by Kim Krisco is a unique book that approaches the subject of conversation step by step. First it identifies the most productive aspects of conversation—including coaching, listening, managing, organizing, and even personal chat; then it shows readers how to put them to work.

    ?If you observe leaders,? says Krisco, ? one fact becomes immediately evident. They spend most of their time in conversation. Everything leaders accomplish is the result of their conversations. Change the kinds of conversations you have and you immediately become a more potent and effective leader.?

    In Leadership and the Art of Conversation, Krisco covers everything managers need to converse more effectively, including:
    • the basic tools and principles of effective conversations
    • sample scripts and real-life examples
    • making proper requests and dealing with nonresponses
    • generating and maintaining commitment
    • managing the flow of a conversation
    • applying the eight conversational principles

    Used wisely, conversation can be a manager?s most valuable asset.

    About the Author

    Kim H. Krisco
    is the internationally recognized speaker, lecturer, and trainer who developed the transition strategy that saw GTE through the largest merger in telecommunications history. The author of Leadership Your Way, he speaks to such groups as the AMA, the FDIC, and the International Business Conference.

  • Our Big Home: An Earth Poem

    Young children usually think of their home as the structure in which they live. In Our Big Home, the author and illustrator present a much larger vision of home as the planet Earth. Linda Glaser's beautiful poem is a wonderful way to gently lead children toward the all-important understanding of caring for our environment. In her lyrical, child-oriented style, she presents the idea that our big home is shared not only with all people but with all plants and animals as well. She shows that we share the air, the water, the soil, and other elements that affect and sustain all of us who live on Earth. Elisa Kleven's vibrant art enhances the concept as she takes young readers to an African plain, a Caribbean island, a South American mountain, and around the world to see people and animals reveling in the beauty and abundance of our shared home.

  • The Optimist's Guide to Divorce: How to Get Through Your Breakup and Create a New Life You Love

    "Like having a heart-to-heart with a compassionate, no-nonsense best friend. It's chock-full of wisdom, practical advice, encouragement, and what every woman in the midst of a divorce needs the most: hope."--Cynthia L. Copeland, author of Good Riddance: An Illustrated Memoir of Divorce

    Shortly after their marriages ended, Suzanne Riss and Jill Sockwell realized that the best way through divorce is with the support of other women who understand what it's like, who know the practical issues as well as the emotional ones, and who can help you keep a sense of hope and a sense of humor.

    Brimming with stories and insights, from-the-trenches tips, and sanity-saving takeaways, this girlfriend-to-girlfriend guide prepares you for each phase of divorce, from "the talk," to figuring our where to live, to co-parenting with an ex, to rebounding and rebooting your life. Covering the process from start to finish, this comforting and uplifting book makes it easy to jump in no matter where you are in your journey. And, even better, to make the choices that will ultimately help you develop a better relationship with the one person you'll be with for the rest of your life--yourself.

  • Out Of Control

    Carlos "Trip" Costas is a fiery shortstop with many talents and passions. His father is Julio Costas--yes, the Julio Costas, the famous singer. Unfortunately, Julio is also famous for being loud, controlling, and sometimes violent with Trip. He dreams of seeing his son play in the majors, but that's not what Trip wants.

    When Trip decides to take a break from baseball to focus on his own music, his father loses his temper. He threatens to stop donating money to the team. Will the Roadrunners survive losing their biggest financial backer and their star shortstop? Will Trip have the courage to follow his dreams, and not his father's?

  • 365 Days in France Picture-a-Day 2016 Calendar

    There are many reasons why France is the world's number one tourist destination. To name just a few: the sweeping golden stretches of land, like Champagne; the iconic boulevards and sidewalk cafes of Paris; the ski mountains of Haute-Savoie; the effervescent fountains and extraordinary food of Lyon. Plus bustling outdoor markets, Provencal fields of lavender, chateaux next to still rivers, the striped and colourful umbrellas on the beach. Everywhere, France is a feast for the eyes and balm for any spirit seeking or content. It s how life is supposed to be. And each month, Patricia Wells and Steven Rothfeld capture this singular land in word and image.

  • Coaching Girls' Softball: From the How-To's of the Game to Practical Real-World Advice--Your Definitive Guide to Successfully Coaching Girls

    Coach Girls for Success on and off the Field
    Coaching girls' softball can be a wonderful experience. Witness the intensity of a batter connecting with a ball, a runner digging for home, or a fielder making a great catch, and you can't help but be inspired. The effort, pride, and enjoyment on players' faces are great rewards for parents and the sign of a good coach—the type of coach you want to be. So how can you get there?
    Perfect for coaches of girls up to age 13, Coaching Girls' Softball includes everything you need to be an outstanding coach and mentor to your team. Whether you are a seasoned coach looking to fine-tune your skills or a rookie looking to take the field running, you'll discover techniques for success that are tailored specifically to the needs of girls, including:
    ·Drills and strategies for coaches new to the world of coaching softball
    ·Tips on what girls want and need from their softball experience
    ·Practical suggestions on how to motivate in a positive and encouraging way
    ·Advice for helping girls deal with their changing bodies
    ·And much more!
    Now you can be a coaching winner and help bring out the best in your players, both on the field and in the game of life.

  • Pieces & Patterns Page-a-Month Easel 2016 Calendar

    Jazz up your desk with a year of dazzling colours and patterns from 1canoe2. Each month, Pieces & Patterns features rich, multicoloured abstract patterns that pop with colour. On the front side of each month is a reference grid; on the reverse side of the easel is a full-page write-in grid to keep track of the month's appointments.

  • Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots: Prima Official Game Guide

    Secret Content
    •Alternative Routes
    •Easter Eggs
    •Hidden Cut-scenes
    •Secret Items
    •Game Completion Rewards

    Maps
    •Complete Annotated Maps.

    Walkthrough
    The Walkthrough (written for the extreme difficulty level and therefore covers all settings) leads you through the entire game covering all optional tasks and secrets. The guide also features short “Flashback” box-outs that briefly introduce characters as they appear in the storyline.

    Developed on-site at Kojima Productions in Tokyo, this complete guide has dedicated chapters on Basics, Controls, Items, Weapons, Camouflage, Enemies, Secrets and Metal Gear Online. Contains original and exclusive artwork.

  • Endless Battle Between Good and Evil

    Refining of civilization over the centuries has not diminished the rages and ravages of evil. In this book, Dr. Ficarra presents like a legal citation, evil versus good. The message of the book is the best way to combat evil is to understand its perilous side effects, painful complications, and degrading aftermaths.

  • Chalk

    Three children discover a magical bag of chalk on a rainy day

  • Sunflowers

    Get a close-up view of the life of a sunflower.

  • Cake Magic!: Mix & Match Your Way to 100 Amazing Combinations

    Choose a batter, flavour with syrup, add a frosting - it s magic! Want something decadent and fudgy? Darkest Chocolate Cake + Caramel Syrup + Malted Milk Chocolate Frosting + crushed candy bars = Candy Bar Cake. Or how about a nutty cake like the Elvis: Peanut Butter Cake + Bacon Syrup + Nutella Frosting, topped with candied bacon. Fit for the king, indeed! This innovative and remarkably easy way to bake luscious, flavourful cakes is a formula for cake bliss. Cake Magic! is a full-colour visual cookbook - photos in the front, recipes in the back and the first step in every baker s cake adventure. It includes valuable baking tips, vegan and gluten-free variations, plus how to tweak the recipes to make sheet cakes, Bundt cakes, and cupcakes, too.

  • Cute Overload 2015 Calendar

    Every month, you'll squee with delight. Based on the beloved blog that delivers "an awww-a-day" (The New York Times) to legions of devoted followers, the Cute Overload Calendar is a year-long cuddlefest starring a menagerie of adorable animals: cheeky hamsters, roly-poly bunnies, peppy puppies, lovable hedgies, and sweet little kittens. It's pure cute in its many forms.

  • The Pet Vet

    This is Dr. Bret, the pet vet. Is your pet sick? Is your pet hurt? He will fix it right up!

  • WTF, Evolution?!: A Theory of Unintelligible Design

    We all have our off days. Why should Evolution be any different? Maybe Evolution got carried away with an idea that was just a little too crazy--like having the Regal Horned Lizard defend itself by shooting three-foot streams of blood from its eyes. Or maybe Evolution ran out of steam (Memo to Evolution: The Irrawaddy Dolphin looks like a prototype that should have been left on the drawing board). Or maybe Evolution was feeling cheeky--a fish with hands? Joke's on you, Red Handfish! Or maybe Evolution simply goofed up: How else to explain the overgrown teeth of the babirusas that curl backward over their face? Oops.

    Mara Grunbaum is a very smart, very funny science writer who celebrates the best--or, really, the worst--of Evolution's blunders. Here are more than 100 outlandish mammals, reptiles, insects, fish, birds, and other creatures whose very existence leaves us shaking our heads and muttering WTF?! Ms. Grunbaum's especially brilliant stroke is to personify Evolution as a well-meaning but somewhat oblivious experimenter whose conversations with a skeptical narrator are hilarious.

    For almost 4 billion years, Evolution has produced a nonstop parade of inflatable noses, bizarre genitalia, and seriously awkward necks. What a comedian!

  • Praxis and Parable

    Judaism's two native categories, narrative theology and law (also known as parable and praxis or Aggadah and Halakhah) form two distinct modes of discourse. The one expounds norms of attitude and belief, the other, norms of action and behavior. Each possesses its own modes of thought, topical program, and medium for expression. Joined together, they create a remarkably coherent statement. Any understanding of Rabbinic Judaism depends on a theory of how these two modes of thought and expression relate to form a single cogent system. Praxis and Parable explores how a single topic "the morality and law of the animal kingdom" produces two distinct vocabularies of analysis in the Rabbinic canon.

  • Jupiter

    This books discusses Jupiter's distinguishing characteristics, its position in the solar system, its composition and atmospheric conditions, its moons and rings, and how scientists have learned about Jupiter over time.

  • The New Professionals: The Rise of Network Marketing As the Next Major Profession

    The New Face of Network Marketing
    Every year, thousands of men and women leave established, lucrative careers to pursue new opportunities in the booming network marketing industry—an industry that is now attracting former doctors, CEOs, and others seeking independence and financial rewards. Inside, you'll meet people—just like you—who have exceeded the income and prestige of their previous careers and are now living the American dream.
    "The best, most authoritative, and up-to-date source of information on the state of network marketing at the turn of the 21st century." —From the foreword by Richard Poe, bestselling author of Wave 3, The Wave 3 Way, and Wave 4: Network Marketing in the 21st Century
    "Charles King and James Robinson have taught me things about the history of network marketing I never knew before. They offer a realistic and solidly optimistic picture of an exciting, ever-expanding future. The New Professionals marks the coming of age of network marketing." —John Milton Fogg, founder of Upline and Network Marketing Lifestyles magazines and author of The Greatest Networker in the World
    "Charles King has done more to 'professionalize' the field of network marketing than any other individual. This remarkable new book raises the bar."—Mark Yarnell, coauthor of Your First Year in Network Marketing
    "A must-read for those who have lost sight of why they are in this business or for anyone interested in being the architect of their destiny."—Frank J. Keefer, president and CEO, Network Marketing Lifestyles magazine

  • 3rd Grade Math

    Learn well, you will.

    • Find the area of R2-D2's holoscreen.
    • Discover which quadrilateral shapes make up a droid.
    • Divide wholes into equal and unequal parts with Mace Windu.

    Make learning an intergalactic adventure! From the creators of BRAIN QUEST and from the iconic world of Star Wars, 3rd Grade Math is 96 full-filled pages of curriculum-based exercises and activities. It reinforces key math skills, including multiplication and division up to 100, rounding, number patterns, simple fractions, measurements, shapes, and more.

    • All content aligns with national Common Core State Standards
    • Vetted by the award-winning teachers on the Brain Quest Advisory Board
    • Illustrated throughout with hundreds of Star Wars characters, creatures, planets, starships, and more
    The Force is strong with Star Wars Workbooks!

  • Halo Wars: Prima Official Game Guide

    • Lift the Fog of War with exclusive, full-color maps of all the Campaign and Multiplayer locations. With all choke points, each ambush location, and every supply crate, base point, and other pertinent location revealed.
    • Comprehensive, multi-layered tactics for the Campaign mode, including battle-tested plans for Cooperative play, and the fabled Legendary difficulty setting.
    • Create an impenetrable base—we show you how to correctly turn a poorly-defended Firebase into a Fortress, including what to build, and when.
    • Every single UNSC and Covenant troop, unit, vehicle, and aircraft is showcased, along with its upgrades, weaknesses, and advice on using it to your tactical advantage.
    • Every hidden Skull and Black Box located and tested, including a complete Halo timeline.
    • Packed with dozens of pages of the most awe-inspiring exclusive Halo art ever seen!

  • Horse 2016 Gallery Calendar

    This is the calendar that celebrates horses and the passion of those who love them with hundreds of beautifully composed and reproduced images in full colour. An American Saddlebred with a gleaming chestnut coat and head held high. A trio of Tennessee Walkers racing across a field. And a perfect portrait of innocence: a Palomino foal resting in a meadow of purple flowers. Photographed in gorgeous landscapes by the world's best nature photographers, these equine beauties embody the spirit of the horse: wild, swift, and free.

  • Turkey Trouble

    Turkey is in trouble. Bad trouble. The kind of trouble where it's almost Thanksgiving...and you're the main course. But Turkey has an idea--what if he doesn't look like a turkey? What if he looks like another animal instead?

    After many hilarious attempts, Turkey comes up with the perfect disguise to make this Thanksgiving the best ever!

    Wendi Silvano's comical story is perfectly matched by Lee Harper's watercolors.

  • Culture Shock! India: A Survival Guide to Customs and Etiquette

    "The CultureShock!" series is a dynamic and indispensable range of guides for those travellers who are looking to truly understand the countries they are visiting. Each title explains the customs, traditions, social and business etiquette in a lively and informative style. "CultureShock!" authors, all of whom have experienced the joys and pitfalls of cultural adaptation, are ideally placed to provide warm and informative advice to those who seek to integrate seamlessly into diverse cultures. The books in this series have a friendly and honest writing style and are full of personal experiences, practical advice and useful information. Each "CultureShock!" book contains: insights into the people and their culture and traditions; advice on adapting into the local environment; linguistic help and hints on how to learn the language and do business; a useful list of foreign words and phrases and a comprehensive resource guide; and how to get the most out of your travel experience.

  • Go: A Kidd's Guide to Graphic Design

    Congratulations, you have decided to open this book, even though you have no idea what it's about, and the cover is weird and seemingly at cross-purposes and possibly even pretentious. But you opened it anyway. And you know what? That was a design decision. Yes indeed, whether you realised it or not, most of the decisions you make, every day, are by design...Take my word for it, you are a designer. Chip Kidd opens with the promise that everyone is a designer, and uses every page to show the reader why that is. Each spread explains and demonstrates a critical introductory graphic design concept, the same ones taught in the first year of art school: form, size, scale, repetition and pattern, colour, typography, etc. Beautifully designed, and clearly explained, GO: A Kidd's Guide to Graphic Design, is an original, truly one of a kind.

  • Color Your Year: A Changing Seasons Coloring Book

    To everything there is a season -- and in this, the time of the adult coloring book phenomenon, comes a seasonal celebration of mindfulness and creativity. And the pure joy of coloring in beautiful seasonal imagery.

    Color Your Year: A Changing Seasons Coloring Book is adapted from the very successful Color Your Year calendar line, with over 100,000 copies in print in only two years of publication. With their thoughtful -- and artful -- balance of very fine details and larger, graceful areas to color, these are images that have been extremely well received by fans. The quality of the paper also stands out: The stock is heavy, a perfect ground for colored pencils, crayons, and markers. And each image is printed on one side only, and perforated, so it can be removed and preserved if desired without disturbing another image.

    There are 46 exquisitely drawn images to color in, from spring flowers, bursting in bloom, to summer seashells and dragonflies, to the falling leaves and abundant harvests of autumn, to winter's crystalline beauty. Organized by season, with inspirational quotations throughout, each page is an invitation to unplug, pick up a pencil, and refresh both mind and spirit through the meditative act of coloring.

  • Migracion/ Migration

    ?Que significa migrar? Descubra que animales migran y por que migran a traves de fotografias detalladas y texto simple.

    What does it mean to migrate? Discover which animals migrate and why they migrate through detailed photographs and simple text.

  • The Compassion of Animals: True Stories of Animal Courage and Kindness

    You may recall the story of Binti, the gorilla in the Chicago Zoo who made headlines around the world. When a boy fell into the pit surrounding the primate exhibit, Binti cradled him in her arms, comforted him, and then gently laid him at a door where attendants could retrieve him.

    Binti's kindness was just one instance of a common trait among animals, especially our domesticated friends. Consider these other examples from The Compassion of Animals:

    • A dog—terrified of explosives—grabs a hissing firecracker in his mouth to protect a toddler
    • A cat gets help for patients suffering seizures behind closed doors
    • A horse whinnies and runs toward passing cars to attract help for an elderly woman lying in a snowy ditchThese and many more intriguing, true tales make clear the depths of love and compassion that animals feel.

    This absorbing, inspiring book will lead you to a life-altering conclusion: We humans are deeply indebted to the rest of the animal kingdom. It is a debt that can only be repaid with our own love and deepest respect. Author and animal lover Kristin von Kreisler makes a powerful contribution toward that repayment here, changing our perception of the animals around us.

    "Through dozens of inspiring true stories, Kristin von Kreisler makes a strong case for a 'controversial premise'—that animals demonstrate genuine acts of compassion toward others every day. This book will remove the 'controversial' from the premise!"
    Paul G. Irwin, president of The Humane Society of the United States

    "Ms. von Kreisler is fearless, intriguing, and herself compassionate. Highly recommended."
    Roger A. Caras, president of the ASPCA

    "It always gives those of us in the animal protection community great hope when we come across books like The Compassion of Animals. [These] warm and illuminating stories will inspire us to continue forward in our efforts to end their abuse and suffering."
    Elliot M. Katz, D.V.M., president and founder of In Defense of Animals

    "The Compassion of Animals celebrates the loyalty, intelligence, and bravery of some very special creatures! These brave animals who often risk their own lives to save another prove that animals are capable of amazing acts of heroism."
    Robert F.X. Hart, executive director of the American Humane Association

  • Thinner This Year: A Younger Next Year Book

    In Thinner Next Year, Chris Crowley and nutritional scientist Jen Sacheck spell out a game-changing weight-loss and exercise plan: eat decently and exercise seriously. While Jen outlines a diet to follow (and explains why dead food with few nutrients can make us dead, too!), Chris enlists two of the best professionals in the field of sports training - Riggs Klika, Ph.D., a great trainer of both Olympic athletes and older people surviving cancer, and Bill Fabricini, PT, one of the most respected physical therapists in the USA - to work on the 25 Sacred Exercises. Do them, along with some serious cardio work, and, bingo! Drop the extra pounds, get fit, get sexy, stay young. Crowley's inspiring, often hilarious account of the Road to Svelte carries the reader along, making for a diet book that is fresh, readable, new.

  • Emergency Food Storage & Survival Handbook: Everything You Need to Know to Keep Your Family Safe in a Crisis

    Always Be Prepared
    What if your life was disrupted by a natural disaster, food or water supply contamination, or any other type of emergency? Do you have the essentials for you and your family? Do you have a plan in the event that your power, telephone, water and food supply are cut off for an extended amount of time? What if there were no medical or pharmaceutical services available for days, weeks, or months? How prepared are you?

    With this guide by your side, you and your family will learn how to plan, purchase, and store a three-month supply of all the necessities—food, water, fuel, first-aid supplies, clothing, bedding, and more—simply and economically. In other words, this book may be a lifesaver.

    Inside you'll find 10 steps to an affordable food storage program plus how to:
    •Prepare a home "grocery store" and "pharmacy"
    •Use what you store and store what you use
    •Store water safely and provide for sanitation needs
    •Create a first-aid kit, car kit, and 72-hour emergency kit for the whole family
    •And many more invaluable hints and tips

    "This clear, concise, step-by-step program is not only affordable and doable, it's essential in these uncertain times. Now, everyone from apartment dwellers to basement owners can store a three-month supply of the essentials, including peace of mind!" — Joni Hilton, author of Once-a-Week Cooking Plan and Cooking Secrets My Mother Never Taught Me

  • The New Yorker Covers 2015 Poster Calendar

    Reaching a community of 32 million readers across all platforms print, digital, social media, and events and boasting an extensive licensing program, The New Yorker is one of the most recognizable publications in the world, with original covers renowned for their style and wit. The New Yorker Covers Poster Calendar presents a dozen covers beautifully reproduced on large-format pages designed to be framed and displayed. These covers, spanning eight decades and including the work of Roz Chast, George Booth, and Jean-Jacques Sempe, among others, are iconic covers from a iconic magazine.

  • Trout of North America 2017 Calendar

    With 470,000 copies sold, TROUT OF NORTH AMERICA is the calendar that appeals to the passion of the angler with a dozen distinctive illustrations by celebrated fish artist Joseph R. Tomelleri. The portraits are breathtakingly realistic, capturing each subject's finest details and subtleties--the silvery shimmer of the Pink Salmon, the intricate play of patterns and bold colors on the Arroyo la Sidra, the beautiful but elusive Brown Trout. Each month's image is accompanied by range maps, hatch charts, and authoritative text by George Scott that delves into habitat, life cycle, physical characteristics, and species populations. Packaged in a full-color gift box, it's a sophisticated gift for sportsmen.

  • Pokemon Ruby & Sapphire: Prima's Official Strategy Guide

    Defeat Team Aqua and Team Magma!
    ·Tips for winning the Pokémon Contests
    ·Locations to all Secret Bases and Battle Towers
    ·Thorough Pokédex, featuring Ruby and Sapphire Pokémon, with locations, statistics, and skills
    ·Strategy to win all 2-on-2 battles and beat all enemy Pokémon Trainers
    ·Complete walkthrough of the vast new Pokémon world, including all cities, towns, streets, and dungeons
    ·Detailed moves list
    ·Tips to capturing, evolving, and customizing your Pokémon
    ·Detailed charts for Technical and Hidden Machines

  • Hot & Spicy & Meatless 2: Over 150 New Flavorful and Healthful Recipes

    You don’t need meat for hot, spicy flavor, but you might need a fire hose to wash down this latest all-new collection of red-hot vegetarian fare. Once again, Dave DeWitt, Mary Jane Wilan, and Melissa T. Stock have collected recipes from the American Southwest and the world over. They’ve conveniently rated each dish from mild to extremely hot, and suggested substitutions for those who want to turn the temperature down—or up! The authors garnish it all with a quirky, informed, running commentary on nutrition, eating habits, the history of food, and more. So be brave—sample this scorching assortment:


    • Fiery Ginger Eggplant Dip
    • Red Hot Lover’s Vegetarian Lo Mein
    • Spicy Creole Rice
    • Sun-Dried Tomato Bisque
    • Spicy Moroccan Clay Pot Vegetables
    • Jalapeno Margaritas
    • Bombay Curried Eggs Stuffed in Crepes
    • Mango Habanero Sorbet
    • and many more fiery delights!


    Includes a Pepper Primer, Mail-Order Food Sources, and More!

  • Summer Brain Quest For Adventurers Between Grades 3 & 4

    Stop summer slide! Stay summer smart! For kids who just finished 3rd grade, this Common Core-aligned workbook will get you back-to-school ready for 4th grade, with hundreds of fun activities, exercises, and games. From Brain Quest, America's #1 educational bestseller with over 45 million books sold.

    Learn all summer long with this personalized, interactive quest! Begin with a map that guides you through a workbook jam-packed with activities based on parts of speech, writing, reading, word problems, natural science, timelines, and more, with fun illustrations throughout.
    Once you complete an activity, get your stickers and track your progress on the map! Loved by kids, teacher-approved, and parent-trusted, this Summer Brain Quest Workbook also includes bonus challenges and stickers, outside activities, a summer reading list, a Brain Quest mini deck, and more.

  • The Original Sudoku 2018 Calendar

    Challenge your brain all year long with more than 300 ever-challenging Sudoku puzzles, each one handcrafted by the experts at Nikoli, the Japanese company that created the addictive numbers game. Because each full-color puzzle is designed by humans, not computer-generated, every page offers an intensive challenge that'll keep you entertained all day, every day. Kick off the weekend with easier puzzles, then ramp up your skills to solve the increasingly difficult puzzles throughout the week. It's the perfect balance of difficulty, solvability, and addictive appeal for any Sudoku lover.

  • Seven Wonders of the Sun and Other Stars

    Have you ever wondered how stars are born? Or what happens inside a black hole? Or how to safely view a solar eclipse? This book tells you the answers--and much more. See what astronomers and space scientists have discovered about the amazing wonders of the stars.

  • Jesus in the Gospels: Man, Myth, or God?

    The author has utilized the tools of modern biblical criticism to strip away much of the mythology and misunderstanding about the nature of the historical Jesus. His goal has been to discover Jesus in his setting of first century Palestine, and to illuminate his life, ministry, death and resurrection from this context. Jesus in the Gospels elucidates a more authentic Jesus allied to the liturgical and theological development of the early Christian church.

  • The Book of Highs: 255 Ways to Alter Your Consciousness Without Drugs

    Blow Your Mindfulness

    An encyclopedia for the curious and courageous, The Book of Highs catalogs the hundreds of ways humans can alter consciousness, minus drugs and alcohol.

    Drawn from cultures around the world, here are positive techniques--Self-Hypnosis, Alterations of Breathing, Fervent Prayer, Spinning. And here are "negative" techniques--Self-Flagellation, Sleep Deprivation, Fire Walking. Methods derived from religious and mystic traditions--Transcendental Meditation, Tea Ceremony, Tantric Sex. Methods that use devices, from the domestic Metronome Watching, to the state-of-the-art Brain-Wave Biofeedback, Electrodermal Activity (EDA), Ganzfeld Effect, and Psychedelic Bathtub.

    Whether you're looking for a life-changing adventure--like Skydiving--or something to do every day, just to change things up--like Zen Morning Laugh--The Book of Highs will get you there.

  • The Outsider Within: Ten Essays on Modern Japanese Women Writers

    The Outsider Within contains ten articles written by new and veteran scholars of Japanese women writers, both from the U.S. and abroad, with a focus on their fictional works available in English translation. Preceded by a general introduction, which discusses the position of the Japanese woman writer as an outsider within their native society, the ten essays offer general information on Japanese women's literature, society, and culture, along with detailed analyses of individual works.

  • Sulfur

    Every single thing and person consists of elements, and this informative series will help young readers understand just how important the elements are and what role they play in the science of chemistry. Enhanced by easy-to-follow diagrams and full-color illustrations, the text explains how elements behave, their individual characteristics and their importance in everyday life. In addition to informative "fact boxes, " each volume also contains "Did You Know" features which explore topics such as why carbon makes soft drinks fizz. A wonderfully balanced combination of color photographs, paintings and drawings enhance the text and assist in learning about each element.

  • The Movement Towards Subversion: The English History Play from Skelton to Shakespeare

    The Movement Towards Subversion explores the theme of power in the Renaissance English history play. It analyzes the growing subversion of the sociopolitical hierarchy in Renaissance drama from Skelton's Magnificence to Shakespeare's King Lear. Unlike most scholarship, this book studies the lesser-known, often neglected dramas plus some familiar 'canonical' works. These plays tell us a lot about political and religious attitudes in sixteenth-century England. Instead of discussing the plays in regard to their relationships with and influences upon Shakespearean drama, the author analyzes the plays on their own terms. This book also shows how dramatists employ medieval history in their plays to express subversive ideas about Tudor political situations.

  • Cities and Markets: Studies in the Organization of Human Space

    During the past two and a half centuries, social systems based upon the hierarchical organization of transactions among a relatively few metropolitan centers sprinkled throughout a predominantly rural population have given way to urbanization. Since the early nineteenth century, systems with 40, 60, or 80 percent of their populations residing in cities have proliferated. The singularity of this growth and redistribution of human numbers since the 1700s reflects a massive and sustained growth in the production and adaptation of inanimate energy and the productivity of economic resources. Cities and Markets deals with historical aspects of this modern industrial-urban experience. In this collection, interdisciplinary experts from a variety of fields examine the industrial-urbanization process of the last two and a half centuries from several points of view, highlighting the uniqueness of the period and the process.

  • 365 Days of Hats 2014 Calendar

    Fashion lovers, enjoy a dramatic statement every day with a gorgeous, head-turning hat. Elegant pillboxes. Smart berets. Stylishly retro cloches, wide-brimmed hats, out-there turbans, and one-of-a-kind novelty hats, all photographed in sumptuous full colour. With dozens of hats showcased every month including the work of top designers as well as vintage and costume pieces 365 Days of Hats is bold, beautiful, and utterly stunning.

  • A Practice Almost Perfect: The Early Days at Arnold, Fortas & Porter

    A Practice Almost Perfect describes the inside story of the celebrated law firm Arnold, Fortas & Porter and the three remarkable men who founded it 50 years ago: Thurman Arnold, Yale professor, head of the United States Anti-Trust division, and distinguished federal judge; Abe Fortas, a legal prodigy appointed to the Yale law faculty upon graduation from its law school, who became Under Secretary of the Interior at age 32; and Paul Porter, a journalist and masterful politician who served as publicity chairman for Franklin Delano Roosevelt's fourth term campaign. In A Practice Almost Perfect, Norman Diamond narrates how Arnold, Fortas & Porter, alone among prominent law firms and at its own expense, defended victims of the brutal repression of civil liberties during the scourge of McCarthyism. He describes the firm's work for important clients, including the Kroger Co., Federated Department of Stores, and Samuel Goldwyn Productions, and tells of the hard-fought litigation that paved the way for discount retailing. He also recounts the administration of the estate of the legendary Washington hostess Evalyn Walsh McLean, particularly the facts concerning the legendary Hope diamond, and details the firm's salvation of Playboy magazine. Filled with fascinating anecdotes and historical detail, A Practive Almost Perfect is an important addition to the shelves of legal historians and the general public.

  • The Homeschooling Book of Answers: The 101 Most Important Questions Answered by Homeschooling's Most Respected Voices

    Up-to-date answers to all your homeschooling questions!
    More and more families today are turning to homeschooling to teach their children. But where do they go to find honest, practical answers to questions such as: Can I afford it? Or, how will my child make friends without going to school? Look no further. This invaluable guidebook—completely updated to include the 101 most important homeschooling concerns—answers all those questions and more. Inside, you'll learn:
    ·Methods of motivating, teaching, and testing homeschooled children
    ·The latest on the growing use of distance-learning tools
    ·Ways to homeschool your special-needs child
    ·The differences between homeschooling younger children and teenagers
    Drawing from the collective wisdom and experience of homeschooling's most respected voices, The Homeschooling Book of Answers is your essential guide to this widely popular—and flexible—educational approach.
    "I can't imagine a more helpful book on homeschooling—a happy marriage of the realistic with the idealistic, the passionate with the practical."
    George Leonard, author, Education and Ecstasy

    "Of the many books on home education that have come across my desk, this is the most usable for the beginning homeschooler."
    Jerry Mintz, Director, Alternative Education Resource Organization

    "Provides useful information that demystifies and makes accessible the homeschooling experience."
    Marty Layne, author of Learning at Home: A Mother's Guide to Homeschooling

  • Sobre las Culturas y Civilizaciones Latinoamericanas

    Unique among textbooks, Sobre Las Culturas Y Civilizaciones Latinoamericanas not only describes the history of Latin America, it sets a mood that allows the reader to get real sense of the languages, cultures, and civilizations that comprise this complex and colorful land. (Text In Spanish)

  • Command and Conquer Red Alert 3: Prima Official Game Guide

    •In-depth faction stats and descriptions reveal health, attacks, damage, and defensive values for all units and structures, with data on unit special abilities

    •Comprehensive control scheme analysis teaches the fundamentals of commanding forces with speed and mastery on both PC and Xbox 360

    •Step-by-step walkthroughs for all 27 Campaign missions, complete with labeled battlefield maps for each stage

    •Dedicated multiplayer section provides introductory strategies for C&C beginners and advanced faction-specific tactics for veterans

    •Quick-reference appendix tables for swift cross-faction unit and structure comparisons

    •Covers both PC and Xbox 360 versions of Red Alert 3

  • Speak Like Churchill, Stand Like Lincoln: 21 Powerful Secrets of History's Greatest Speakers

    Turn Any Presentation into a Landmark Occasion

    Ever wish you could captivate your boardroom with the opening line of your presentation, like Winston Churchill in his most memorable speeches? Or want to command attention by looming larger than life before your audience, much like Abraham Lincoln when, standing erect and wearing a top hat, he towered over seven feet? Now, you can master presentation skills, wow your audience, and shoot up the corporate ladder by unlocking the secrets of history's greatest speakers.

    Author, historian, and world-renowned speaker James C. Humes—who wrote speeches for five American presidents—shows you how great leaders through the ages used simple yet incredibly effective tricks to speak, persuade, and win throngs of fans and followers. Inside, you'll discover how Napoleon Bonaparte mastered the use of the pregnant pause to grab attention, how Lady Margaret Thatcher punctuated her most serious speeches with the use of subtle props, how Ronald Reagan could win even the most hostile crowd with carefully timed wit, and much, much more.

    Whether you're addressing a small nation or a large staff meeting, you'll want to master the tips and tricks in Speak Like Churchill, Stand Like Lincoln.

    "As a student of speech, I very much enjoyed this intriguing historic approach to public speaking. Humes creates a valuable and practical guide."
    Roger Ailes, chairman and CEO, FOX News

    "I love this book. I've followed Humes's lessons for years, and he combines them all into one compact, hard-hitting resource. Get this book on your desk now."
    Chris Matthews, Hardball

  • One Family: Before and During the Holocaust

    This book is a social and cultural history of one Jewish family, prior to and during the Holocaust. This scholarly work was written by the son of a survivor who researched the lives of his relatives through extensive use of archival and secondary sources as well as personal testimony. The result is a deeply moving portrayal of how family members lived and died in Poland and France. The author carefully reconstructs the life and death struggles of his family within the larger historical contexts that shaped how they lived and died.

  • The Crossroads of Should and Must: Find and Follow Your Passion

    There are two paths in life: Should & Must.

    We arrive at this crossroads over and over again, and every day. And we get to choose.

    Starting out or starting over, making a career change or making a life change, the most life-affirming thing you can do is to honor the voice inside that says your have something special to give, and then heed the call and act. Many have traveled this road before. Here's how you can, too. #choosemust

    An inspirational gift book for every recent graduate, every artist, every seeker, and every career change.

  • The Natural Baby Sleep Solution: Use Your Child's Internal Sleep Rhythms for Better Nights and Naps

    Kinder, Gentler, and It Really Works Based on the human rest and activity cycle that occurs every hour and a half, here's a scientifically based program for parents to help babies get all the sleep they need, both through the night and during the day. The method is simple, foolproof, and yields long-lasting results: truly restful daytime naps (which also gives an infant a head start on cognitive development and emotional intelligence) and consistent nighttime sleep-as beneficial for parents as it is for the baby. -For babies aged two weeks to one year -Lessons in sleep independence and solutions to common problems, such as your baby waking up too early, getting a second wind before bedtime, confusing day and night, and more -Includes a guided journal for recording your baby's sleep signals and keeping track of naps and bedtimesA simple program for sleep that delivers foolproof results.

  • Parent Hacks: 134 Genius Shortcuts for Life With Kids

    "Just . . . genius."--Buzzfeed

    Life with kids just got easier with these 134 ingenious hacks developed by parents just like you. Put the ketchup under the hot dog, minimizing the mess. Strap baby into a forward-facing carrier when you need to trim her fingernails--it frees your hands while controlling the squirming. Or stash a wallet in a disposable diaper at the beach--who would ever poke through what looks like a used Pamper?

    All these hacks are easy to do, are boldly illustrated, and use everyday items in unexpected ways. And the range--from pregnancy and postpartum, through sleep, eating, bath time, travel, and more--covers all the most critical years when parents really need a little extra help.

  • Restoring Vision: An Ethical Perspective on Doctors Curing Blindness Around the World

    This book explores what motivates eye doctors to heal among the world's poor, and why this kind of service strikes us so deeply. It combines the topics of medicine, public health, and medical ethics across cultures, including Mexico, Brazil, South Africa, Kenya, India, China, Pakistan, and the United States. The first chapter, 'Charity, an extended definition' is a discussion of contemporary and traditional notions of charity in the religious and cultural settings where the doctors are serving. 'Caring and curing: The physician in the community' explores how medicine has traditionally served a community and the problems Western, particularly American doctors perceive in maintaining that tradition. 'The eye' is a tribute to the marvel and complexity of the eye, including its physiological, clinical, and metaphorical aspects. The 'Exempla' section is the bulk of the book, containing personal stories of ophthalmologists in eight countries who are treating the poor, medical data on each country, descriptions of the physical and cultural settings that color their work, and the author's own reactions. There is a wide range of physicians here--missionaries, those in private practice including some from privileged backgrounds, survivors of the Cultural Revolution in China, a distinguished Hindu family in India. This book offers excellent reading for a variety of medical school classes, public health programs, courses in international medicine and courses in medical ethics. Restoring Vision will also appeal to physicians in private practice and trainees for foreign service.

  • Nuns Having Fun 2014 Calendar

    Glory, glory, hallelujah - the nuns are back for a 10th fun-filled year! Proclaimed 'habit-forming' by Maxim and 'the funniest calendar of the year' by Gene Shalit, Nuns Having Fun is a lighthearted tribute to a more innocent time. These retro photographs - now in full colour - portray nuns letting loose with sweet spontaneity, accompanied by witty captions from Maureen Kelly and Jeffrey Stone, co-authors of the New York Times bestseller Growing Up Catholic.

  • The Original Nuns Having Fun 2017 Calendar

    The nuns are back! The quirky and divinely hilarious calendar--"habit-forming" according to Maxim and anointed a "Funniest Calendar" by Ellen Degeneres--NUNS HAVING FUN showcases a surprising and utterly delightful side of convent life. Don't let those stern dark habits fool you-- these nuns know how to have a great time. Here are nuns on scooters. Nuns playing Frisbee ("With a fling . . . and a prayer"). Nuns on roller coasters, nuns at the beach, nuns officiating cricket matches ("Even the wicket will be redeemed"). The joyful and sweetly nostalgic photographs are enhanced with witty captions by Maureen Kelly and Jeffrey Stone, coauthors of the New York Times bestseller Growing Up Catholic.

  • Origami City: A Fold-by-number Book: Includes 75 Models and a Foldout Paper Mat

    Introducing fold-by-number, a revolutionary origami new concept in paper folding. Created by the founder of Taro's Origami Studio, Origami City marries the joy of paper folding with the foolproof appeal of paint-by-number with the imaginative play of LEGO or Playmobils.

    This ingenious book is an all-in-one kit for a complete origami metropolis: 75 realistic pieces to fold with step-by-step instructions; an illustrated paper play mat; and over 100 sheets of preprinted origami paper with numbers and lines for folding. The models--houses, office buildings, cars, emergency and construction vehicles, an airport, even dogs and squirrels to run in the parks--are meticulously detailed, illustrated by Brooklyn-based artist Simon Arizpe.

    For ages 7 and up.

  • Parentspeak: What's Wrong with How We Talk to Our Children--and What to Say Instead

    A provocative guide to the hidden dangers of "parentspeak"--those seemingly innocent phrases parents use when speaking to their young children.

    Imagine if every time you praise your child with "Good job!" you're actually doing harm? Or that urging a child to say "Can you say thank you?" is exactly the wrong way to go about teaching manners? Jennifer Lehr is a smart, funny, and fearless writer who "takes everything you thought you knew about parenting and turns it on its ear" (Jennifer Jason Leigh).

    Backing up her lively writing and arguments with research from psychologists, educators, and organizations like Alfie Kohn, Thomas Gordon, and R.I.E. (Resources for Infant Educarers), Ms. Lehr offers a conscious approach to parenting based on respect and love for the child as an individual.

  • One Family: Before and During the Holocaust

    This book is a reconstruction of author Andrew Kolin's memories of the Holocaust. Using testimonies and archival sources in addition to his own recollections, Kolin has written a detailed narrative of the Kolniczanski family's life and death, from the Aryanization of their business through the ghetto period until their tragic end at the concentration camps. The book highlights the role of Jews in business in Warsaw prior to World War II, as well as their part in the fight for Polish Independence. Filled with photographs, this book is an important addition to the body of works on the Holocaust.

  • Parenting Is Easy: You're Probably Just Doing It Wrong

    Imagine a world where pregnant women are always upbeat and glowing, newborns sleep on cue, toddlers love to have their teeth brushed, and teenagers gaze adoringly at their parents. Impossible, you say? Not according to advertisers who flood the web with stock photos of perfect parents and children. They'd have you believe that parenting is a piece of cake, and every significant moment of family life takes place on a spotless white couch.

    So when Sara Given, a real mother of a real toddler, saw a picture of a radiant new mother in a cute little sundress breastfeeding her newborn in the middle of a golf course, she finally had enough. She launched a Tumblr, which is now visited by tens of thousands of new parents looking for a daily pick-me-up.

    Because what better way is there to deal with the stress and strain of being a new parent than laughter? The perfect gift of cheer and solidarity, Parenting Is Easy exploits the disconnect between these preposterous photos and what happens in real life, and makes every reader laugh out loud--and feel better, too, because we're in on the joke.

  • What to Expect When You're Expecting

    America's pregnancy bible answers all your baby questions.

    • When can I take home a pregnancy test?
    • How can I eat for two if I'm too queasy to eat for one?
    • Can I keep up my spinning classes?
    • Is fish safe to eat? And what's this I hear about soft cheese?
    • Can I work until I deliver? What are my rights on the job?
    • I'm blotchy and broken out--where's the glow?
    • Should we do a gender reveal? What about a 4-D ultrasound?
    • Will I know labor when I feel it?
    Your pregnancy explained and your pregnant body demystified, head (what to do about those headaches) to feet (why they're so swollen), back (how to stop it from aching) to front (why you can't tell a baby by mom's bump). Filled with must-have information, practical advice, realistic insight, easy-to-use tips, and lots of reassurance, you'll also find the very latest on prenatal screenings, which medications are safe, and the most current birthing options--from water birth to gentle c-sections. Your pregnancy lifestyle gets equal attention, too: eating (including food trends) to coffee drinking, working out (and work) to sex, travel to beauty, skin care, and more. Have pregnancy symptoms? You will--and you'll find solutions for them all. Expecting multiples? There's a chapter for you. Expecting to become a dad? This book has you covered, too.

  • The Wedding Book: An Expert's Guide to Planning Your Perfect Day-Your Way

    Everything you need to make the wedding of your dreams come true, no matter what your vision, taste, or budget.

    Written by Mindy Weiss, the "megastar wedding planner" (People), The Wedding Book is the most comprehensive wedding guide published, and is now revised and updated for a new generation of brides- and grooms-to-be.
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    The Wedding Book is your fashion consultant, etiquette expert, menu planner, floral designer, and shoulder to lean on with advice if sticky family issues turn up. It's an insider source for contract negotiation and budget-stretching tips. It explains how to get the most out of Etsy, Pinterest, Instagram, and other social apps and websites--including how to use Uber for guest transportation. Whatever the subject--cakes, stationery, video (including drones!), lingerie, tents, insurance, port-a-potties, party favors, the toasts, looking great in photos, tipping, thank-you notes--The Wedding Book has the answer.

  • The Quality Revolution: A History of the Quality Movement

    In The Quality Revolution, George Mouradian examines the quality initiatives past and present that have been used throughout the world. Mouradian's purpose is to clarify exactly what quality is to workers of all levels, from CEOs to production workers within an organization. He describes the history of quality, from how it began in ancient times and evolved to what it is today.

  • New Perspectives on the Vietnam War: Our Allies' Views

    In New Perspectives of the Vietnam War, editor William Schoenl has focused on the Southeast Asia Treaty Organization (SEATO) allies of the United States to get beyond the ethnocentrism of "US views" and the amorphousness of "international perspectives." With the exception of South Korea, only SEATO allies- Thailand, the Philippines, Australia, and New Zealand- sent troops to support the US in the Vietnam War. Great Britain, a SEATO ally, adopted a middle-ground position that supported the US diplomatically but refused to send troops. France and Pakistan, the remaining SEATO allies, opposed the War. Edited in a way to present a continuous story of the Vietnam War, from the escalation of the Johnson years to the gradual withdrawal of the Nixon-Ford years, Schoenl provides a provocative work, based on multiple perspectives, to get people thinking about the war.

  • Hero Dad

    Some superheroes wear rocket-propelled boots, drive super-powered cars and have X-ray vision. But other superheroes wear army boots, drive tanks, and go away for long trips to make the world a safer place. It's a tough job, but that's what superheroes have to do. With Melinda Hardin's simple text and with Bryan Langdo's endearing watercolor-and-pencil illustrations, Hero Dad makes a difficult and tender subject more accessible to children with parents serving far from home.

  • Leaps and Creeps: How Animals Move to Survive

    "An exploration of animals who use special skills, such as leaping and creeping, in order to survive"--Provided by publisher.

  • Forensic Identification: Putting a Name and Face on Death

    About 4,000 unidentified deceased persons are discovered in the United States every year. But forensic experts are successful in identifying about 3,000 of those bodies within a year. In Forensic Identification: Putting a Name and Face on Death, forensic anthropologist Dr. Elizabeth A. Murray takes readers into the morgues and forensic labs where experts use advanced technology to determine the identities of dead bodies whose names are not known because the bodies are mutilated, decomposed beyond recognition, or cut into pieces. She also explores what happens to the bodies and remains that belong to people who have been missing for so long that law enforcement and forensic files are no longer active.

    Through a wide range of fascinating scientific methods--including DNA testing, facial reconstruction, dental records, blood analysis, fingerprinting, and X-rays--forensic specialists work to piece together the stories that will give names back to the unknown dead and missing. Come along to watch the experts do their amazing work.

  • Younger Next Year The Exercise Program

    The definitive exercise book that the one-million-plus readers of the Younger Next Year(R) series have been waiting for--and the exercise book that takes the intimidation out of starting a workout routine. Based on the science that shows how we can turn back our biological clocks by a combination of aerobics and strength fitness, it's a guide that will show every reader how to live with newfound vibrancy, strength, endurance, confidence, and joy--and it goes deep enough to be your exercise companion for life, even if you eventually take it to Masters levels.

    Younger Next Year: The Exercise Program combines the best information from the New York Times bestselling Younger Next Year with the cutting-edge knowledge and workouts from Thinner This Year. Here is the revolutionary 10-minute warm-up (critical for maintaining ankle, shoulder, and hip mobility). The five amazing things aerobic exercise will do for your body, and finding the method that works for you. How to get fit better and quicker with intervals. The importance of "whole-body" strength training and "rebooting the core." Plus, the Twenty-Five Sacred Exercises that will be the foundation for your strength-training routine for life.

  • East Wind: Taoist and Cosmological Implications of Christian Theology

    This is a collection of essays by students of the late Jung Young Lee, Professor of Systematic Theology at Drew University. The essays, based on seminar papers written for Dr. Lee in 1995 and 1996, show both the quality of the work he nurtured and the breadth and richness of the thought he inspired. Contents: A Cosmological Return in Theology; Understanding Tao From a Theological Perspective; Embracing Ambiguity; Taoist Principles of Leadership And Their Application To A Unitarian Universalist Congregation; The Concept of Time in Whithead and the I Ching; Changing Worldview from the West to the I Ching: Focused on the Concepts of Time and Space; Self in Taoism and Carl G. Jung; Asian Worldviews on Spirit and Nature: From Taoistic and Shamanistic Worldviews; Korean Ancestor Worship.

  • Heirloom Harvest 2016 Calendar

    Celebrate life on the farm and the bounty of the earth and the seasons through exquisite full-colour photographs and beautifully written text from Matthew Benson award-winning photographer, author of Growing Beautiful Food, and proprietor of historic Stonegate Farm in New York's Hudson Valley. Bunches of vibrantly coloured beets just pulled from the ground. Harbingers of spring: garlic scapes and fiddlehead ferns. And plump melons ready for harvest you can almost smell their sweetness. For gardeners and for anyone passionate about eating local and eating well, Heirloom Harvest is a feast for the eyes and the imagination.

  • The Talmud Law, Theology, Narrative: A Sourcebook (Studies in Judaism)

    The Talmud is important because it sets forth the law and theology of Judaism in its authoritative statement, continuing for centuries to attract commentators and forming the curriculum for the culture of Judaism. In these pages, important and representative compositions afford an encounter with this classic, ancient document in its own terms and framework, but in English translation. Examples include the following:Law: "An Eye for an Eye" Bavli Baba Qamma 8:1/83b-84b; "In the case of anything of which I am liable to take care, I am deemed to render possible whatever damage it may do" Bavli Baba Qamma 1:2/9b-11a; "He who steals food and feeds what he stole to his children, or left it to them? they are exempt from making restitution" Bavli Baba Qamma 10:1/111B-113a; "Atoning through the death penalty" Bavli Sanhedrin 6:2/42b-44aTheology: "All Israel has a portion in the world to come" Bavli Sanhedrin 11:1-2/90a-92a; "When will the Messiah come? " Bavli Sanhedrin 11:1-2/96b-99a; "By that same measure by which a man metes out to others, with that measure do they mete out to him" Bavli Sotah 1:7-9/9b-14aNarratives: "The law concerning the usurping occupant:" Adapting to historical events, the destruction of the second Temple in particular Bavli Gittin 5:6/55B-57b; "My master in wisdom, and my disciple in accepting my rulings:" Resolving Conflict in the Law Bavli Rosh Hashanah 2:8-9/25A-25B

  • The Godfather: Prima Official Game Guide

    An Offer You Can't Refuse…
    • Details on every building, business, racket, hub, and compound revealed
    • Covers The Godfather: Mob Wars for the PSP (PlayStation Portable)
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    • How to maximize you money and respect
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  • Halo 3 ODST: Prima Official Game Guide

    * Move Out Soldier - Complete coverage of the single player missions. With labeled maps for New Mombassa and tactics included for the Legendary level of difficulty.
    * Team Up - Intense Firefight Co-Op strategy to ensure you and your squadmates survive. With input from the actual developers and testers to give you the inside track.
    * Clan Wisdom - All Halo 3 multiplayer maps with breakdowns and tips from some of the best clan players out there.
    * Rise Through the Ranks - Detailed info on every Achievement from Halo ODST and Halo 3. More than a list, instructions and tips for every one.

  • Pocket Pigs 2014 Calendar: The Famous Teacup Pigs of Pennywell Farm

    Chubby and oh-so-charming, the pigs of Pennywell Farm are back for a fifth irresistible year! Small enough to fit in the palm of your hand, these fuzzy porcines are naturals in front of the camera. Mischievous Sampson makes a mess of an overturned plant. Intrepid Wallace sets out on a miniature tugboat. A charming duo ducks into a tiny piglet-size tent. They're ready for their close-ups.

  • The Matrix Online: Prima's Official Game Guide

    ·Complete Ability Descriptions
    ·Gang Stats
    ·Item Descriptions and Recipes
    ·Exile Hideout Maps
    ·Zone Maps and Descriptions

  • Disaster Recovery Planning for Nonprofits

    Disaster recovery planning, while not an entirely new concept, has gained increased attention since the events of September 11th and the formation of the Department of Homeland Security. The topic, however, has not become well rooted in the nonprofit community. Disaster Recovery Planning for Nonprofits is a unique and timely book that is geared specifically towards the nonprofit sector. This text lays the framework for organizations that wish to gain an understanding of current practices and want to form comprehensive disaster recovery plans for themselves. Not only does the book treat the various aspects of planning, it also presents a number of case histories and the practices being used by nonprofits as identified from a 2003 survey. Readers will find the strategies more process oriented rather than technologically based, which will enable executives, managers, and employees of nonprofit organizations to use the text as a springboard in the successful formation of their disaster recovery plans.

  • Marx Not Madison: The Crisis of American Legal Education

    This book is about the moral and political drift of American legal education. Chapter 1 begins with a review of Critical Legal Studies which is seen as symptomatic of the larger problem. Chapter 2 notes the importance of legal education as the last formal education American statesmen are likely to receive. Chapter 3 considers the current American legal curriculum and concludes that the teaching of law in general comports broadly with the teaching of Critical Legal Studies noting the same disregard for the Constitution as fundamental law, the same contempt for individualism, the same assault on the possibility of truth coupled with the same inchoate faith in future. Chapter 4 presents a history of American legal education from Blackstone to Holmes concluding that the positivist Holmes was instrumental to our present predicament. Chapter 5 reviews the history of positivism altogether focusing on Holmes' teachers, Austin and Hobbes, and their ideologic opponents, Acquinas and Aristotle, and asking whether Hobbes and his materialism do not finally account for the principles of the American regime. Noting some preliminary evidence that those principles go beyond Hobbes, Chapter 6 concludes that we cannot answer that question definitively without a close reading of the thought of the Founders. The book closes by advocating such a reading in our nation's law schools and includes, to that end, a proposed course syllabus.

  • The Brazilian Amazon Rainforest

    This provocative book documents how national and global politics intersected to bring about changes in Brazil's environmental preservation laws. Luiz Barbosa argues that global forces coupled with two decades of military rule in Brazil led to policies that promoted deforestation for the sake of development, ultimately having devastating consequences for AmazTnia's ecosystem and its native populations. By the mid-1980s, changes in global ecopolitics and the onset of democracy in Brazil paved the way for new environmental preservation laws. Barbosa's study is unique in showing the impact of global processes on third-world environmental degradation and in its claim that democracy can facilitate preservation. The latter point is further emphasized in a comparative chapter in which Barbosa demonstrates the importance of democracy for environmental preservation in Costa Rica, Malaysia, and Indonesia. Sociologists and anthropologists interested in issues surrounding economic development as well as environmental activists will find much to their liking in this work.

  • Cooking the Caribbean Way. Cheryl Davidson Kaufman

    Seasoned with vibrant colour photos and simple step-by-step directions, the 'Easy Menu Ethnic Cookbooks' now include new vegetarian recipes, complete menu suggestions and expanded cultural sections highlighting people, customs, holidays and - of course - food.

  • Zen 2018 Calendar

    A moment of pause in the midst of business as usual. A breath of calm to counteract the bustle of the everyday. A nugget of wisdom for your desktop. This calendar features hundreds of quotes, koans, parables, and poems. Find peace and wisdom in the words of philosophers like Osho: Whatever you feel, you become. It is your responsibility. Draw inspiration from writers like Anais Nin: When you possess light within, you see it externally. Learn from Zen masters like the Buddha himself: Choose the path that leads to wisdom.

  • Sas Programming And Data Analysis: A Theory And Program-driven Approach

    "SAS Programming and Data Analysis" is an instructional manual on programming with SAS and the general syntax of the SAS software. The Statistical Analysis System was developed by, and is proprietary to the SAS Institute, Cary, North Carolina. SAS is an integrated software that enables the user to enter, retrieve, manage, and analyze data in different ways. It has become one of the foremost software programs for business, government, and industry. Additionally, SAS is the software of choice for most institutions graduating majors and minor in Statistics.

  • 365 Days of Amazing Trivia 2014 Calendar

    Attention all trivia buffs: Surprise, challenge, and entertain your brain with the perennially bestselling calendar. Business questions: What is the significance of the LVB stock-ticker symbol of Steinway Musical Instruments? Pop culture questions: What are the two most popular highlighter colours? Plus sports questions, science questions, historical questions, literary questions, and more.

  • Let Me See Your Form: Seeking Poetic Structure in the Song of Songs

    This study tackles the problem of the Song of Song's structure by beginning at the bottom, the microstructure of the Song, rather than at the top. By employing a new type of rhetorical method, Professor Roberts defines each of the minimal structural units of the Song.

  • Microsoft Works Suite 2001 Fast & Easy

    This book will cover all of the new features of Works Suite 2001, including MS Word 2000, Works 6, Encarta Encyclopedia, Money 2001, Picture It! Publishing, Streets & Tips 2001, Portfolio, Format Gallery, and FoneSync 3.1. According to PC Data, Works Suite is the number one seller in the integrated software category.

  • Zoo-Ology

    Each spread in this dramatically oversized book displays 30 or more different animals in thought-provoking thematic groupings: Large and Small, Hot Weather, Cold Weather, Feathered, Horned, Spots and Stripes, Friends of Mankind, and so forth. The illustrations are robust, graphic prints that will catch the eye--and the large selection of over 350 different species will make absorbing reading. Includes four pages of informational notes.

  • Boris Vallejo & Julie Bell's Fantasy 2018 Calendar

    The wait is over for the bestselling fantasy calendar, featuring 13 all-new paintings from the husband-and-wife team of Boris Vallejo, America's premier fantasy artist, and Julie Bell, international award-winning fantasy and wildlife artist. Allow yourself to fall headfirst into an extraordinary, imaginative world where a haloed Bride of Night confronts a reptilian beast; a nymph and a leopard commune in the mountains; and a warrior queen rides sword-first into combat. Each detail is meticulously painted and totally compelling, down to the tiniest features of the surreal, dreamy landscapes. Every month, it's a journey deep into breathtaking reverie. Includes a centerfold poster.

  • Combining Two Cultures: McMaster University's Arts and Science Programme

    Research-intensive universities have long struggled to reconcile the imperative of specialized learning with the need for a broader, more liberal education. Combining Two Cultures provides a comprehensive account of a degree program at a distinguished Canadian university, McMaster, aimed at accomplishing this synthesis. This innovative program has stood up well over more than two decades. It has a curriculum balanced between arts and sciences and is committed to developing broadly applicable intellectual skills, above all those that underlie scholarly inquiry into questions of importance to students and to the society they live in. It attempts to harmonize the excitement of exploring a broad range of fields with students' needs to meet the requirements for advanced study in professional and academic graduate disciplines. This book offers insights into the challenges of planning and establishing a program of this kind. Brief personal reflections from many of the program's graduates, firsthand observations from current students, and instructors' accounts of their experiences give a vivid sense of what the program has meant to its participants.

  • ABC Animals!: A Scanimation Picture Book

    ***A 2016 National Parenting Product Awards (NAPPA) winner

    The timeless appeal of alphabet books meets the patented technology of Scanimation.

    Scanimation is a state-of-the-art animation process that creates the illusion of movement in each picture. In terms kids can relate to, it's like a video without a screen.

    ABC Animals presents the alphabet as it's never been seen before. In a romping, stomping journey from A to Z, watch the Alligator snap, the Bats swooping, the Camel trot. There's L for the Lion proudly prowling along, and M for the Mouse scurrying inside his wheel. And it all culminates in the largest Scanimation image yet: Z, for Zoo, where all the animals gather to play. Each page is a marvel that brings animals, along with one shining star, to life with art that literally moves. It's impossible not to flip the page, and flip it again, and again, and again.

  • The Official 365 Sports Facts-a-Year 2018 Calendar

    Start your day with an adrenaline rush of sports glory. Each page celebrates astounding plays, dramatic upsets, fierce rivalries, and record-breaking feats of pure athleticism from a wide range of sports. A breakdown of the longest ever pro baseball game, a 33-inning marathon featuring future Hall of Famers Cal Ripken Jr. and Wade Boggs in 1981. An eccentric tidbit about Fred McLaughlin, the NHL owner who hired a stranger he met on the train to coach his team. A thrilling account of Joe Montana's heroic touchdown to give the 49ers a Super Bowl win over the Bengals in the last minute. Plus trivia, droll words, and quotes, like this one from Arnold Palmer: 'I have a tip that can take five strokes off anyone's golf game--it's called an eraser.' A perfect gift for sports lovers of all kinds.

  • See America! 2016 Calendar

    Reviving the legacy of the New Deal art projects and perfectly timed with the centennial of the National Park Service in 2016 the Creative Action Network's See America project is a crowd sourced art campaign that has so far produced more than 725 illustrations by over 200 artists from all 50 states celebrating the country s national landmarks and treasured sites. The See America! Calendar highlights a dozen of the project's most stunning designs: Majestic Yosemite Valley. The forested slopes of the Great Smoky Mountains. Sailboats drifting at the Cape Cod National Seashore. And a lone bison among the craggy peaks of Badlands National Park. Each month is an invitation to reconnect with the very soul of our nation.

  • 294 Bad Jokes & 71 Punderful Puns 2017 Calendar

    How does a snail feel when it loses its shell? A little sluggish. Da dum! This is the bestselling calendar that supplies class clowns and family jokesters with hundreds of jokes, puns, and riddles that are so, so bad--yet hilariously funny. Here is day after day of knock-knocks, lawyer jokes, chicken jokes, bar jokes, dad jokes, doctor jokes, and more. What happened when the students' shoelaces got tangled together? They went on a class trip. Guffaws, groans, and belly laughs guaranteed.

  • Flowers 2015 Gallery Calendar

    Watch your desktop bloom throughout the year. Vivid tangerine and pink Dahlias arranged in a white pitcher. An arbor swathed in Scarlet Fire roses. And on the cover, a blooming Peony-flowered tulip. Displaying a lively assortment of wildflower-carpeted landscapes, informal bouquets, garden portraits, vintage botanical illustrations, and composed studio shots in sumptuous full color, this calendar is a daily indulgence for the flower lover.

  • Delia and Nemesis - The Elegies of Albius Tibullus

    Delia and Nemesis - The Elegies of Albius Tibullus provides an introduction to the first-century Latin Poet, Albius Tibullus, whose charming poetry ranks among the most delicate and sophisticated verse produced in the Augustan age. The author presents the material so that readers unfamiliar with the Latin language and history can access it easily. The book introduces Tibullus and discusses his poetic sensibility and technique. Each of his sixteen elegies is treated in a separate chapter consisting of an introduction to provide the reader with the needed historical and mythological information, and a new verse translation. Literary commentaries discussing the structure of the elegies, the poet's literary strategies and suggested readings of the text follow each translation enabling the reader to obtain a full understanding and appreciation for his work.

  • Java Programming for the Absolute Beginner

    Java is a language many aspiring programmers are eager to learn because of its versatility, extensibility, and ever-increasing popularity among employers. "Java Programming for the Absolute Beginner" teaches beginners the fundamental programming concepts they need to grasp in order to learn any computer language. Although applets will be discussed, unlike most beginning-level Java books, this one will focus on creating stand-alone applications. Readers will be able to take the skills they learn in this book and apply them to their own real-world situations.

  • The RV Cookbook: Over 100 Quick, Easy, and Delicious Recipes to Enjoy on the Road

    You Can Eat Like Royalty While on the Road
    If you are one of the record number of Americans hitting the open road in a recreational vehicle, these innovative and mouthwatering recipes will become family favorites on (and off) the road.
    The RV Cookbook is the perfect road map to no-fuss, great-tasting meals. Stocked with simple recipes, this one-of-a-kind cookbook emphasizes easy-to-prepare yet tasty recipes covering breakfasts, hot and cold lunches, snacks, grill and foil bakes, one-pot meals, special dinners, desserts, drinks, more. Inside you'll find easy and delicious recipes for:
    ·Pot Roast with Onions and Root Vegetables
    ·Garlic Salmon in Foil
    ·Good Sam Club Sandwich
    ·Breakfast Burritos
    ·Simple Enchilada Sauce
    ·Asian Chicken Salad
    ·Baked Beans
    ·Pepperoni Pizza
    ·Easy Banana-Spice Muffins
    ·Chocolate Chip Pan Cookies
    ·And many, many more!
    You'll also find shopping tips, pantry-stocking hints, and ideas for creating the perfect kitchen for life on the road (or on a boat or in any small space)!

  • The Age of Haskalah: Studies in Hebrew Literature of the Enlightenment in Germany

    The Age of Haskalah is a seminal study of the beginnings of the Haskalah (Hebrew Enlightenment) in Germany in the last quarter of the 18th century. With detailed textual and historical evidence, author Moshe Pelli examines the backdrop of the Hebrew Enlightenment and the impact of the European Deism on the pundits of Haskalah.

  • Student's Vegetarian Cookbook, Revised: Quick, Easy, Cheap, and Tasty Vegetarian Recipes

    With vegetarian eating on the rise and with more young adults adopting this lifestyle, Student's Vegetarian Cookbook, Revised provides the means for developing healthy, low-fat meals that are quick, easy, and inexpensive to prepare. This cookbook will include a wealth of new and updated recipes, new health information including food source charts, and a new section of resources.

    Fully updated and revised, some of the new recipes (and revised old favorites) in the book include:

    * Simple sushi recipe
    * Drink recipes for tea including Chai
    * Stuffed Green Peppers
    * Filling Stews
    * Tofu No-Egg Salad
    * Sweet Potato Fries
    * Popcorn with Crumbled Toasted Nori
    * Pizza Revised—simpler and BETTER
    * Lazy Lasagne Revised

    This book will also include savvy tips for grocery shopping and how to choose produce, simple cooking techniques (and new pointers),and a chapter on shortcut recipes.

  • Super Smash Bros. Brawl: Prima Official Game Guide

    Unlock all characters and every stage!
    Strategies for casual and tournament players!
    Detailed info on all items and assist trophies!
    Strategies to clear every event!
    Detailed Subspace Emissary walkthrough for 100% completion!

  • Shoes 2014 Calendar

    A little calendar with big visual impact, Shoes Mini Calendar will make shoe lovers kick up their heels with joy. Boasting a streamlined 178mm x 178mm format, it fits in any small space that could use a dash of style. An elegant sandal. A classic pump. A va-va-voom stiletto. A bold boot. On each month s spread is a beautifully photographed and reproduced shoe in glorious full colour.

  • Literature of the Bahamas, 1724-1992: The March Towards National Identity

    This ground-breaking book investigates and interprets Bahamian literature from its inception in 1724. The book uses textual analysis, a socio-historical approach, and the application of archetypes to literary criticism, in order to demonstrate the view that the Bahamian Black was the historical agent of change for the region's culture. The work is divided into two main sections: The first assesses Bahamian literary production from 1724 to 1953 when the Progressive Liberal Party was formed to fight for the rights of blacks and mulattos; the second analyzes Bahamian Literature from 1953 to 1992, the year in which the quincentennial of the encounter of Columbus and the indigenous people of the New World was celebrated. Dahl's critical analysis in Literature of the Bahamas 1724-1992 is a pioneer work that will spark interest in the Bahamian reading public and first-year College students. Especially useful to readers will be the short chapter introductions in Bahamian dialect and the preface which adopts the tone and linguistic strategies of the storyteller.

  • POURING LIBERAL WINE INTO CONSERVATIVE B

    Liberals and conservatives will never agree on all things. In his new book, Laurence Seidman does not pretend otherwise. Instead, Seidman identifies several key issues on which policy agreement might be possible. Using evidence of successful government actions such as the earned income tax credit (E.I.T.C.), which was conceived as a work bonus by conservatives and was sufficiently funded by liberals, Pouring Liberal Wine into Conservative Bottles is a critical, and hopeful, examination of public policy.

  • Test Drive Unlimited: Prima Official Game Guide

    There's a new definition for "Fast Lane". . . .

    ·Strategy for all single- and multiplayer challenges
    ·Every secret and unlockable
    ·Detailed stats for every car, motorcycle, and upgrade in the game
    ·Pull-out poster map of Oahu*
    ·All key locations revealed



    * Poster Map is for print guide only.

  • Ritalin-Free Kids, Revised 2nd Edition: Safe and Effective Homeopathic Medicine for ADHD and Other Behavioral and Learning Problems

    Does your child really need drugs to get through the school day? More than six million children in the United States are taking stimulant medications—including Ritalin—to treat behavioral and learning problems such as attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). But there may very well be a better way to manage your child's emotional and learning problems, and you owe it to yourself and your child to find out. Ritalin-Free Kids offers you a safe, effective, and natural alternative to stimulants.
    "Before you give your child stimulants, read this book." —From the preface by Edward Chapman, M.D., clinical instructor, Harvard Medical School
    "I recommend this book to all parents searching for an alternative treatment to ADHD. The Ullmans demonstrate that every child can benefit from care tailored to their unique characteristics and temperment." —Charles Moore, M.D., child and adolescent psychiatrist, New England Medical Center
    "As a physician who evaluates many inattentive and overactive children, I feel that we, as a society, are using stimulant medications far too often for the treatment of ADHD. I was very impressed by Ritalin-Free Kids and definitely recommend it." —Richard Solomon, M.D., director, Allegheny Behavioral and Child Development Services, Allegheny General Hospital, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
    "This clear, balanced, and persuasive book will really open your eyes to the possibility of homeopathic medicine to treat . . . ADHD and a number of emotional and learning problems." —From the foreword by Edward M. Hallowell, M.D., coauthor of Driven to Distraction
    Visit the authors' Web site at www.healthyhomeopathy.com.

  • The Original Sudoku 2015 Calendar

    Every day, pit your wits against a master s. Now in its tenth successful year, The Original Sudoku Calendar offers hundreds of full-color puzzles that are made by hand not by a computer and are unmatched in their elegance and appeal. They begin easy each weekend, and increase in difficulty over the course of the week. From Nikoli, the Japanese company that rediscovered Sudoku, these puzzles strike the perfect balance of challenging and fun.

  • Possible Way Out: Formalizing Housing Informality in Egyptian Cities

    A Possible Way Out brings together the research and experience gained in the last two decades on the issue of informal housing in Egypt. This work sheds light on the process of housing informality in three Egyptian cities, Greater Cairo, Alexandria, and Tanta, and focuses on the different paths followed to informality. It treats the housing issue from the perspective of integrated urban programs as opposed to narrowly defined housing projects. The book explores a special relationship or partnership between the State, the professionals, the urban poor, and other stakeholders in formulating a mechanism by which the urban poor can secure their property titles. The diversity of case study materials and the specific policy focus make A Possible Way Out an important contribution to the formulation of future urban strategies in the South.

  • The Principal's Companion

    The Principal's Companion is a book consisting of five sets of activities designed to simulate tasks similar to those typically encountered in the principalship. Contents: Preface; A Word About The Principal's Companion; Creating the School: Hypothetical School Exercise; Demographic Study Exercise; Strategic Planning Model Exercise; Personnel Exercise; Interview Questions Exercise; New Teacher Induction Exercise; School Budget Exercise; High School Scheduling Exercise; Discipline Management Exercise; Orientation Packet Exercise; Student Handbook Exercise; Public Relations Exercise; Special Education Exercise; School Assessment Exercise; Leading the School: Principal Interview Exercise; Leadership Styles Exercise; Management of Time Exercise; Developing the Key Communicator Network Exercise; Find the Power Structure Exercise; Site-Based Decision-Making Exercise; Ethical Dilemmas Exercise; School Board Meeting Exercise; Effective Schools Exercise; Restructuring/Improving the Schools Exercise; Preparing for Success: Documentation Memoranda Exercise; Proposal Writing Exercise; Professional Credentials Exercise; Educational Administration Portfolio Exercise; Personal and Professional Career Planning Exercise; Professional Growth Plan Exercise; Reading List for the 1990's Exercise; Educational Administrative Literacy Exercise; In-Basket Simulations; Case Studies: Bryson Elementary School; Sugar Creek High School.

  • Come Home to Supper: Over 200 Satisfying Casseroles, Skillets, and Sides (Desserts, Too!) to Feed Your Family With Love

    Christy Jordan, author and publisher of Southernplate.com, shares more than 200 of her favourite recipes for fuss free weeknight meals - including comfort foods like Cornbread topped Chicken Pot Pie and Sloppy Joe Baked Sandwiches; hearty stews and casseroles, and Southern classics like Smothered Steak, Vinegar Slaw, and Tender Baby Back Ribs; and homey desserts such as Peanut Butter Pie and whipped cream-and-vanilla wafer layered Banana Picnic Pudding. Plus stories, inspiration and loads of warmth and down-to-earth Southern charm. It includes a good number of slow-cooker recipes.

  • Sammy Spider's First Yom Kippur

    When Josh breaks the rules and plays ball indoors, he finds himself apologizing not only to his parents, but to Sammy Spider as well. A Yom Kippur story about saying, "I'm sorry."

  • Sammy Spider's First Simchat Torah

    Sammy Spider crawls down his web to inspect the candy apple Josh has attached to his Simchat Torah flag. When Josh leaves for synagogue, he doesn't notice the spider stuck to his apple! Atop Josh's flag, Sammy joins the Simchat Torah parade, dances with the Torah, and learns about this very special holiday in the Jewish year. Young readers will learn how Simchat Torah is celebrated, as Jews finish reading their "favorite book" the Torah, and start all over again, just as Josh loves to do with his own books! A wonderful new addition to the Sammy Spider series from the team of Sylvia A. Rouss and Katherine Janus Kahn.

  • Workbook in Historical Phonology: Sound Change, Internal Reconstruction, Comparative Reconstruction

    Workbook in Historical Phonology provides forty-eight problems in the areas of sound change, internal reconstruction and comparative reconstruction. Each of the three sections offers a series of problems of various lengths graded according to difficulty. There are twenty-one problems on sound change, twelve on internal reconstruction and fifteen on comparative reconstruction. The data for the problems are taken from language phyla found all over the world, such as Indo-European, Austronesian, Afro-Asiatic, Nilo-Saharan, Kartvelian, Sino-Tibetan, Uralic, and from various language phyla in the Americas. The International Phonetic Alphabet, a Distinctive Feature chart, plus several brief discussions of sound changes can be found in the Appendix.

  • 365 Days of Shoes 2015 Calendar

    Slip on a year of pure style. The ultramodern designs of Diego Dolcini. Classic Manolos. The pretty-meets-wild looks of Jerome C. Rousseau. And the timeless elegance of Stuart Weitzman. The #1 bestselling Picture-A-Day wall calendar, 365 Days of Shoes is a glamorous parade of footwear adapted from Linda O Keeffe s internationally bestselling book. For the shoe lover, it s like a yearlong shopping spree (but a lot easier on the wallet).

  • Messiah: My Testimony to Rev. Sun Myung Moon

    Messiah: My Testimony to Rev. Sun Myung Moon is an autobiographical account of Dr. Bo Hi Pak's forty-year association with the founder of the Unification Movement. Dr. Pak is a former South Korean diplomat who is the principal assistant and translator to Rev. Moon. This personal testimony thoughtfully describes the motivations, behind-the-scenes activities, and inner workings of the Unification Movement. Volume I covers the years 1930-1978.

  • Today Is Going to Be a Great Day! 2015 Calendar

    Greet each day with a burst of beauty and inspiration. Showcasing the work of over 30 top illustrators, Today Is Going to Be a Great Day! features the hottest hand-lettering art across Etsy and Pinterest, paired with an upbeat mix of quotes, proverbs, song lyrics, and motivational phrases. With pages that are designed to be torn off and pinned to your wall at the end of each day, you can surround yourself with reasons to be joyful.

  • Darkness Everywhere: The Assassination of Mohandas Gandhi

    On January 30, 1948, Mohandas Gandhi, the world's most revered champion of nonviolent civil disobedience, was murdered in cold blood by a man he'd never met. Gandhi was legendary--in his native India and around the globe--as the Mahatma, a "great soul." So why did Nathuram Godse, an ardent Hindu nationalist, murder him?

    Darkness Everywhere traces the remarkable journey of one of the twentieth century's most unconventional warriors--and his assassins--to their fateful encounter in Delhi. This is a story of Gandhi's great achievements, the enemies who brought him down, and the legacy that continues to inspire the fight for freedom and justice around the world.

  • The New Yorker 2016 Gallery Calendar: 365 Days of Covers

    The New Yorker is as famous for its covers as it is for its witty and cultured content. Spanning the magazine's nine decades of publication, this calendar features hundreds of the very best examples, all beautifully reproduced in full colour. Here are iconic covers from Jean-Jacques Sempe, George Booth, Maira Kalman, Arthur Getz, Roz Chast, and the other illustrators whose work has helped shape The New Yorker's inimitable style. Unprecedented quality with its exceptional art, coated paper, and exacting standards of colour printing, this calendar is a gallery for your desk.

  • Preventing and Reversing Osteoporosis: What You Can Do About Bone Loss - A Leading Expert's Natural Approach to Increasing Bone Mass

    You Can Fight—and Even Reverse—Bone Loss

    How strong are your bones? At 35, a woman's battle against bone loss begins. And, it intensifies with menopause and beyond. Conventional medicine has offered such controversial therapies as estrogen replacement, a treatment that is potentially dangerous and only partially effective. Now, Dr. Gaby, one of the foremost authorities on nutritional and natural medicine, offers practical advice on osteoporosis that substantially increases a woman's chances for maintainting and even regaining normal bone mass. Inside you'll learn:

    • How diet can help or hurt your bones
    • How food allergies contribute to osteoporosis
    • Which types of exercise are beneficial
    • Why vitamin K is as important for bones as calcium
    • And much more!

    "A breakthrough approach to the successful treatment and/or prevention of osteoporosis."
    Health News & Review

    "Clear and practical. This book will help thousands of women create healthy bones. And for those who already have osteoporosis, it provides solutions and hope." —Christiane Northrup, M.D., F.A.C.O.G., bestselling author, Women's Bodies, Women's Wisdom

  • Diabetes Type 2: Complete Food Management Program

    Now You Can Keep Diabetes Under Control

    It's simple: If you have type 2 diabetes, the only way to ward off serious symptoms is to keep your blood sugar within acceptable levels. So how can you do it? Through proper nutrition, the master key to controlling blood sugar. You need to understand which foods to eat, when to eat them, and in what amounts, and at the same time, establish regular exercise habits to optimize your health.

    Inside is everthing you need to know about managing type 2 diabetes through proper nutrition. From how to handle the initial diagnosis to discussions on every major dietary component, you'll uncover the science behind treating diabetes the right way.

    Inside, everything you need to know about nutrition and diabetes, including:
    • How can exercise and weight management improve my blood sugar control?
    • What can I do to lower my cholesterol and blood pressure?
    • How can I lose weight and keep it off?
    • Should I count carbohydrates?
    • Can I eat sugar, and are artificial sweeteners safe?
    • How much protein should I eat?
    • Is it okay to consume alcohol?
    • Do I need supplements?
    • How can I read and understand food labels?
    • What's the best way to treat low blood sugar?

    "A timely and comprehensive roadmap to improving blood glucose control and reducing diabetes complications through simple modifications of diet and lifestyle."
    Susan Carter, M.S., R.D., C.D.E., Stanford University Hospital

    "An excellent book! Sherri Shafer draws on her extensive personal experience in nutritional management to make the dietary approach a very practical one. She doesn't emphasize the complete alteration of diet, but instead, how diet can be modified within the framework of an individual's personal preferences."
    Raghu Mirmira, M.D., Ph.D., assistant professor, University of Virginia Diabetes Center

  • Shoes Gallery 2014 Calendar

    The bestselling Gallery Calendar, as obsessive as the most passionate shoe lover. (You know who you are.) Step out in swoon-worthy pumps, sexy stilettos, elegant slippers, sleek boots, strappy sandals, and mile-high platforms. Shoes is a yearlong parade of glamorous footwear - and the perfect fit for your desktop. Inspired by Linda O Keeffe's international bestseller Shoes.

  • Paint by Sticker Kids: Zoo Animals: Create 10 Pictures One Sticker at a Time!

    Paint a zoo full of animals with stickers!

    Step 1 Find the sticker

    Step 2: Peel the sticker

    Step 3: Place the sticker

    ...and watch your animal painting come to life!

    Includes everything you need to create ten sticker paintings on study card stock. Plus, all the pages are perforated--making it easy to tear out each finished work to frame and share!

  • Flowers Gallery 2017 Calendar

    Ayear of utter delight for gardeners and nature lovers, Flowers delivers hundreds of lush blossoms in full color: garden shots, exuberant wildflowers, elegant studio portraits, and exquisitely composed bouquets. A grassy walkway flanked by bluebells and rhododendrons. A sunny display of primroses in glass bottles. And the flaming English Rembrandt tulip, up close and in sumptuous detail. Your desktop will bloom with beauty.

  • A-Logic

    A-Logic is a new theory of formal logic based on substitution of synonyms rather than sameness of truth-values. In this book, it is contrasted, step-by-step, with today's mathematical logic. This approach reveals how A-Logic can resolve traditional logic's anomalies, such as the Liar's paradox, Hempel's Paradox of Confirmation, and Carnap's problem of dispositional predicates, while preserving all of standard logic's theorems.

  • To a High Court: The Tumult and Choices that Led to United States of America v. SCRAP

    Fall 1971, George Washington University: five law students working under the acronym SCRAP, Students Challenging Regulatory Agency Procedures, embark upon an epic David versus Goliath mission. Their objective is to make the nation's Railroads and the Interstate Commerce Commission comply with the new National Environmental Policy Act. Despite the prowess of the Commission and the Railroads, SCRAP petitioned for compliance with the law and a billion dollar refund.

    In To A High Court, Neil Thomas Proto, the chairman of SCRAP, chronicles the United States of America v. SCRAP story. Using excerpts from court transcripts and the recently released papers of Justices Douglas, Marshall, and Blackmun and personal experience, Proto offers a first hand account of the roadblocks SCRAP encountered from both the environmental and industrial sides of the battle. Over thirty years after the 1973 Supreme Court ruling in favor of SCRAP, To A High Court offers a timely and pertinent look at the U.S. legal system.

    For additional information on To A High Court and author Neil Proto, please visit the book's website at www.toahighcourt.com.

  • Regulation, The Constitution, and the Economy

    Regulation, The Constitution, and the Economy demonstrates the constitutionally degraded and inherently dictatorial character of regulation, its ineffectiveness in curing social ills, and its use as a tool of special interests seeking personal gain in the form of money or power. Regulation became prominent in the late medieval mercantile rent seeking societies, but was little used in the United States until after the Civil War. The author demonstrates the nature of regulation as antithetical to constitutional forms of law, and an antidemocratic franchising of legitimate legislative authority to unelected persons. He provides a history of industry regulation using transportation and public utilities that belies the public interest justification for such regulation and makes its rent-seeking origins clear. The history of social regulation proves less clear, but shows the public harmed more than helped by it, as exhibited through its enormous negative effect on productivity growth and economic activity.

  • Lego Indiana Jones: The Original Adventures: Prima Official Game Guide

    You Call Him Dr. Jones, Doll!: Extensive walkthrough for every adventure and tight situation in all three movies, including Free Play Mode!

    X Never, Ever Marks the Spot: Detailed area maps get you to your objectives as well as reveal the locations of artifact, parcels, and more!

    Dr. Jones, the Eminent Archeologist: Complete information on all characters’ strengths and weaknesses, plus their unique weapons and abilities.

    Give Me the Whip!: Tips on how to unlock hidden characters, levels, and other goodies.

    Bonus Content: Concept Art Section!

    Guide covers Xbox 360, PS3, Nintendo Wii, PS2, PSP, and PC!



    Free Preview includes: The Lost Temple: Area 1 walkthrough, basics, and characters.
    Guide Update includes: Free Achievements, Parcels and Character/Item Codes!

  • Politica/Sexualidad: nudo en la escritura de mujeres Latinoamericanas

    PolitIca / sexualidad shows that during the 1980s a traceable phenomenon in Latin American women's writing is the creation of a knot in which sexuality becomes entangled with politics. Women's writing struggles to create a political reading of the discourse of sexuality and likewise show how political space forces the private sphere to impose itself upon the sexuality of women. At one level of representation, a woman's body is the space where discourse merges the joyful experience of pleasure with the pain of repression. This book is a contribution to the construction of a Latin American feminist literary criticism. The sophisticated intersection of the political with the sexual is offered in this book as the most powerful feature of contemporary Latin American women's literature. This book offers close readings of authors such as Luisa Valenzuela, Pia Barros, Angeles Mastretta, Rosario Ferre and Cristina Peri Rossi.

  • And God Knows the Soldiers: The Authoritative and Authoritarian in Islamic Discourses: The Authoritative and Authoritarian in Islamic Discourses

    This is a substantially expanded edition of the author's seminal work "The Authoritative and Authoritarian in Islamic Discourses: A Contemporary Case Study". Beginning with the case study of a Muslim basketball player who refused to stand up while the American national anthem was playing, the author documents the disintegration of the Islamic juristic tradition, and the prevalence of authoritarianism in contemporary Muslim discourses. The author analyzes the rise of what he describes as puritan and despotic trends in modern Islam, and asserts that such trends nullify the richness and diversity of the Islamic tradition. By declaring themselves the true soldiers of God and the defenders of religion, Muslim puritan movements are able to degrade women, eradicate critical thinking, and empty Islam of its moral content. In effect, the author argues, the selfdeclared protectors of Islam become its despots and oppressors who suppress the dynamism and vigor of the Islamic message. Anchoring himself in the rich Islamic jurisprudential tradition, the author argues for upholding the authoritativeness of the religious text without succumbing to authoritarian methodologies of interpretation. Ultimately, the author asserts that in order to respect the integrity of the Divine laws it is necessary to adopt rigorous analytical methodologies of interpretation, and to reinvestigate the place of morality in modern Islam.

  • CultureShock! Jakarta: A Survival Guide to Customs and Etiquette

    CultureShock! Jakarta is the definitive guide to living and working in the capital of the largest archipelago in the world. This book imparts to readers essential tips for survival in this hot and bustling city. All you need to know about renting an apartment, getting a driver s licence, using public transport and other nitty-gritty details of everyday life are found in this humorously written book. Providing more than just facts and practical tips, the authors give insider knowledge that cannot be found in other books. Discover the diversity and richness of Jakarta and immerse yourself in the culture, traditions and lifestyle of the locals. If you are planning to live or work in Jakarta, CultureShock! Jakarta will help you hit the ground running the moment you step off the plane.

  • 365 Days in Ireland Picture-a-Day 2016 Calendar

    The wonders of Ireland: the verdant misty pastures and ancient brooding dolmens. Lively seaside villages and brightly painted pub doors. Crumbling castles, witty Guinness ads and the soaring cliffs of Moher, the wild and rugged County Mayo, the Giant's Causeway, and fly-fishing on the River Suir. With hundreds of gorgeous photographs by native Irishman Chris Coe, 365 Days in Ireland celebrates the windswept beauty of the Emerald Isle, and captures the thread of magic that knits the land together.

  • Boris Vallejo & Julie Bell's Fantasy 2015 Calendar

    Step into the extraordinary world of Boris Vallejo America s premier fantasy artist and Julie Bell, designer of the popular Dragons of Destiny series. The Fantasy Calendar is a thrilling adventure told in thirteen all-new paintings. Here are dark swirling landscapes, nightmarish monsters, and bold, sensuous women drawn with meticulous attention to anatomical detail. It's spellbinding.

  • Ramakrishna Revisited: A New Biography

    Since the publication of Sri Ramakrishna's first biography, readers have been familiar with the awesome figure of a spiritual personality who established a direct liason with the divine and preached the most enlightened religious eclecticism in simple vernacular. All subsequent studies on the paramahamsa have been predicated on the monastic Vedantic interpretation of his career and character.This study is a pioneering attempt to uncover the human face behind the mask of the Paramahamsa. Using rare Bengali sources, it is an entirely new look at the saint. In his search for the historical and human figure, the author reexamines the saint's life and thought, and delves into his childhood experiences presenting him as a simple, gregarious, semiliterate rustic with a complex sexual dilemma and spiritual hunger who sought a solution to his troubled psyche in an eclectic piety of faith and fun.

  • The Servant: A Simple Story About the True Essence of Leadership

    With an introduction on using the principles of The Servant in your life and career, this book redefines what it means to be a leader.

    In this absorbing tale, you watch the timeless principles of servant leadership unfold through the story of John Daily, a businessman whose outwardly successful life is spiraling out of control. He is failing miserably in each of his leadership roles as boss, husband, father, and coach. To get his life back on track, he reluctantly attends a weeklong leadership retreat at a remote Benedictine monastery.

    To John's surprise, the monk leading the seminar is a former business executive and Wall Street legend. Taking John under his wing, the monk guides him to a realization that is simple yet profound: The true foundation of leadership is not power, but authority, which is built upon relationships, love, service, and sacrifice.

    Along with John, you will learn that the principles in this book are neither new nor complex. They don't demand special talents; they are simply based on strengthening the bonds of respect, responsibility, and caring with the people around you. The Servant's message can be applied by anyone, anywhere—at home or at work.

    If you are tired of books that lecture instead of teach; if you are searching for ways to improve your leadership skills; if you want to understand the timeless virtues that lead to lasting and meaningful success, then this book is one you cannot afford to miss.

  • Feeding Frenzy: Organizational Deviance in the Texas Psychiatric Hospital Industry

    Feeding Frenzy reports the methods used by for-profit Texas psychiatric hospitals to recruit patients. Henry Vandenburgh found the use of marketing techniques such as 'suction' intake departments, seeking to hospitalize at least 30 percent of callers prompted by magazine ads, and the use of professional patient finders who set up support groups for parents of unruly teenagers and received $1,500 bounties for each admission brought to hospitals in the late 1980's and early 1990's. He also found the funneling of payments of as much as $20,000 a month to doctors who provided admissions, and the use of marketing social workers, hired by the hospital as program directors to supervise patient care, who actually spend 70 percent of their time in the community asking for referrals. Vandenburgh uncovered many other tactics, including stationing counselors at public schools for no charge, who in turn attempted to direct as many adolescents with 'good' insurance coverage to the hospital. Many hospitals also provided similar services to probation officers and police officers. Teams from hospitals even visited emergency rooms to compete for potential patients by offering free assessments. Also, once patients were successfully admitted, program directors manipulated the doctors to avoid discharging them until their insurance resources were exhausted. Vandenburgh exposes these unethical practices through interviews with hospital employees, using statistical techniques that prove that the practice of furnishing high physician stipends was widespread and that it led to the delivery of patients. He also notes that payments were likely to be higher in markets where competition was strong.

  • Anthropology and Theology: God, Icons, and God-Talk

    Anthropology and Theology is a stimulating exploration of the anthropology of theology, a new field of research that is still being shaped and defined. This follow up to Explorations in Anthropology and Theology includes contributions by theologians, most notably Mark Taylor. Together, the contributing anthropologists and theologians delve into the world of indigenous religious systems, treating them with the respect and attention that is usually given only to the major world religions. The topics covered include American secular rituals, feminist spirituality, the impact of modernization on traditional religions, alternative approaches to the sacred, and implications for field work. Most of the major ethnographic areas of the world are represented, including Africa, Asia, Latin America, Europe, the Arctic, and the United States. This collection of works is indispensable as a source that addresses the relevance of theology and anthropology to one another. Recommended for various courses in theology, anthropology of religion, symbolic anthropology, and field work.

  • Prison Ramen: Recipes and Stories from Behind Bars

    A unique and edgy cookbook, Prison Ramen takes readers behind bars with more than 65 ramen recipes and stories of prison life from the inmate/cooks who devised them, including celebrities like Slash from Guns n' Roses and the actor Shia LaBeouf.

    Instant ramen is a ubiquitous food, beloved by anyone looking for a cheap, tasty bite--including prisoners, who buy it at the commissary and use it as the building block for all sorts of meals. Think of this as a unique cookbook of ramen hacks. Here's Ramen Goulash. Black Bean Ramen. Onion Tortilla Ramen Soup. The Jailhouse Hole Burrito. Orange Porkies--chili ramen plus white rice plus 1/2 bag of pork skins plus orange-flavored punch. Ramen Nuggets. Slash's J-Walking Ramen (with scallions, Sriracha hot sauce, and minced pork).

    Coauthors Gustavo "Goose" Alvarez and Clifton Collins Jr. are childhood friends--one an ex-con, now free and living in Mexico, and the other a highly successful Hollywood character actor who's enlisted friends and celebrities to contribute their recipes and stories. Forget flowery writing about precious, organic ingredients--these stories are a first-person, firsthand look inside prison life, a scared-straight reality to complement the offbeat recipes.



  • Precarious Balances: The Middle Ages of the Next Millennium

    Precarious Balances: The Middle Ages of the Next Millennium explores a comparison of the present century and the next with the thirteenth and fourteenth centuries, as a period of transition from one type of civilization to another. Goodwin compares the present socio-political trends with those of medieval Europe that developed the philosophy and the institutions that have dominated the last 500 years. He portrays the struggle between the choices that can be made and the potential effects they can have, discerning between what can and cannot be controlled. Goodwin proposes plausible alternatives to short term policies that may avoid the long term adversity he envisions now. He points out the downplayed realities of the twentieth century, a period dominated by technological achievement and the affluence of some, that actually was dominated by violence and a widening of wealth gaps. This pattern, he predicts, will lead to a new feudalism if action is not taken to redirect the socio-political tendencies now in place.

  • The Stoner Puzzle Stash

    You're high--now what? Announcing the perfect companion of puzzles and games for anyone who enjoys getting baked now and then.

    Here are word searches, including Munchie-Mania (Dude, can you find nachos, Steakumms, cake icing, Doritos?). Mazes, like the Customs Quagmire--can you pilot a van made out of marijuana from Mexico to San Francisco? Fill-in-the-Pictures: Oh no! Cheech just singed off his mustache! Can you draw it back on? Plus the super-simple, super-amusing activity Trace Your Face: Tilt forward from the couch until your face rests in the empty pizza box on the coffee table. Pick up a pencil and, holding the pointy side down, trace your face. This activity is not timed.

  • Santa!: A Scanimation Picture Book

    Deck the halls with twirling Santas! Rufus Butler Seder's playful, animated Santa will spread Christmas cheer as readers watch him do the unexpected. Forget sliding down chimneys and putting presents under the tree - this Santa runs with presents, blows bubbles, and unicycles his way through the holiday season. Written in the same playful, rhyming style as the rest of the Scanimation family, Santa! is a perfect read-aloud: "Santa juggles candy canes. Jiggle-wiggle-woosh! Santa twirls on ice skates. Spin-spin-swoosh!" In nine charming scenes, Santa hula-hoops and backflips his way into the hearts of readers of all ages. Experience the magic of Christmas through the enchanting Santa! This is a Scanimation Book.

  • Bad Cat 2015 Calendar

    The kitties you love to hate in a smaller format, but as terrifying as ever! Adapted from the outrageously funny #1 New York Times bestselling book, the Bad Cat Mini Calendar spotlights a shockingly surly, sloppy, disobedient, or out-of-control feline fiend each month. Whether hanging out in your cubicle, locker, or on your fridge, these cats aim to offend, and they succeed.

  • The Biosphere: Realm of Life

    The 'Earth Spheres' series examines these layers one at a time, discussing how we know what we do about them, what they tell us of the history of our planet, and how the spheres interrelate with each other to sustain life.

  • Ocean: A Photicular Book [English]

    In its extraordinary debut, Safari, introduced the world to Photicular technology. The cheetah bounded, the African elephant flapped its ears and readers could not believe their eyes. Now the creators of Safari take their work a step further. Ocean offers not only a refinement of inventor Dan Kainen's Photicular technology, but a subject undulating creatures of the deep perfectly suited to the immersive visual pleasure of the process. Ocean is like being on a dive. Open the book, and the reader is swept into the magic of an underwater world, face-to-face with a floating Yellow-Banded Sweetlips; with a glow-in-the-dark Deep-Sea Anglerfish; with a Sea Horse swaying in balletic motion; with a Sand Tiger Shark gliding along the ocean floor, its gaze haunting, its hook-toothed mouth gulping open and closed. The text by Carol Kaufmann enchants with its descriptions of coral reefs; a journey on Alvin, the 17-ton submersible; and a meditation on our oceans. Then, for each creature, she writes a lively and informative essay, along with vital statistics size, habitat, range, diet, and more. The Photicular process uses an innovative lenticular technology, sliding lenses, and original four-colour video imagery. The result is like a movie in your hands the dance of life in a book.

  • Cynthia Hart's Victoriana 2018 Calendar

    Cynthia Hart's lush signature style will transport you to the beauty and grandeur of the Victorian era. Layers of jewelry, flowers, ribbons, and antiques come together in 12 stunning collages celebrating Victorian design. Ring in February with a dreamy Valentine's Day collage of young lovers, satin ribbons, and romantic stationery. In April, children cavort with bunnies amid blossoming spring flowers and pastel eggs. And a warm testament to the American homestead celebrates Thanksgiving in November. Victoriana Calendar is a visual feast for lovers of history and collectible vintage ephemera. The calendar comes in a lavish gift envelope with 4 collectible postcards and a desktop easel calendar.

  • Is This Thing On?: A Friendly Guide to Everything Digital for Newbies, Technophobes, and the Kicking & Screaming

    A personal trainer for the digitally challenged.

    Abby Stokes is the hand-holding expert who knows how to teach the joys of technology to anyone who didn't grow up using a keyboard or mouse.

    You'll learn how to shop for a computer or tablet that's just right for you. How to sign up for Internet and email access. How to understand and use search engines, and get started with word processing and text messaging. How to choose a smartphone. How to participate in social media like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, YouTube, and more. And, importantly, how to protect your online security, and what to do when things go wrong.

    Includes both Apple and PC keyboard shortcuts and more than 200 recommended websites and 100 free mobile apples.

    Learn to:

    • Take and share digital photos
    • Enjoy the convenience and bargains of online shopping
    • Search for recipes and health and travel information
    • Look up old friends and make new ones
    • Manage your finances online
    • Keep up with the latest news, sports, weather, theater times, stock quotes
    • Watch movies, listen to music, read ebooks
    • And do it all from a tablet, computer, or smart phone

  • Keep Calm and Carry on 2015 Calendar

    When you get to the end of your rope, tie a knot and hang on. Franklin D. Roosevelt The Keep Calm and Carry On Calendar is inspired by the pithy slogan that boosted morale in WWII and that has reemerged as a cultural phenomenon. These motivational quotes, verses, and sayings infuse each day with positive energy: Let's face the music and dance (Irving Berlin).

  • The Neuro-Genetic Roots of Organizational Behavior

    Engaging and thought provoking, The Neuro-Genetic Roots of Organizational Behavior is an unprecedented work that explores how neurology and genetics structure organizational life. Author Daniel A. Silverman presents the latest discoveries in neurology and genetics, discussing their practical applications for business organization. Specifically, he investigates how neuro-genetics filter perceptual inputs and limit possibilities for action.

  • Rifka Takes a Bow

    Rifka's parents are actors in the Yiddish Theater in New York, but one day Rifka finds herself center stage in a special role! A slice of immigrant life on New York's Second Avenue, this is a unique book about a vanished time and a place - the Yiddish theater in the early 20th century―made real through the telling of the true life story of the 96-year-old author as a little girl.

  • Maximize Your Presentation Skills: How to Speak, Look, and Act on Your Way to the Top

    Master the Perfect Presentation with Ease
    The difference between a mediocre and magnificent career usually hinges on one simple thing: how you present yourself to management, clients, coworkers, and the public. In Maximize Your Presentation Skills, professional speech and image coach Ellen A. Kaye reveals how you can take your career to the next level by communicating like a seasoned business leader.
    Presented in an easy-to-use Q&A format, this indispensable guide answers more than 100 specific questions about public speaking, business etiquette, and leadership image, while dozens of valuable exercises help you hone your new career skills. This powerful and insightful book will help you master these crucial career skills and stand out from the crowd, whether you're just starting out in the business world or have been running a company for years. If you don't want to walk up the career ladder, but rather sprint, let the invaluable advice in Maximize Your Presentation Skills be your guide.

  • A User's Guide to Path Analysis

    Written for graduate level students in advanced statistics, this handbook offers a comprehensive and practical overview of path analysis. A User's Guide to Path Analysis contains: _ Definition and graphical illustrations of basic terms and concepts _ Illustration of causal diagrams with emphasis on variable positioning, path symbols, error terms, missing arrows, and feedback loops _ Indepth discussion of assumptions underlying path analysis _

  • Super Mario Galaxy: Prima Official Game Guide

    •Find all 120 stars that unlock the super-secret ending.
    •Full-color maps give you the layout of the galaxy before you even blast off.
    •Clothes make the Mario--all of the hero's newest suits detailed.
    •Locate tons of hidden 1-Up Mushrooms to keep Mario in action.
    •Mario poster included!

  • Better Spelling in 5 Minutes a Day: Fun Spelling Activities for Kids and Parents on the Go Intermediate Grades

    Become a Super Speller—in Just Minutes a Day
    Your child's education and progress are top priorities. Even so, it can be difficult to find the time and energy to help with homework and studies. You need an easy-to-teach, attention-grabbing aid that will lead your child to spelling success. Look no further! Inside are puzzles, games, and other creative educational activities that can unlock the secrets of great spelling.
    Better Spelling in 5 Minutes a Day is the no-preparation and fun-learning complement to your intermediate grade child's schooling. You'll discover a practical collection of quick ideas and methods to help your child master the essential rules, sounds, and memory techniques for proper spelling. This exciting teaching resource provides valuable learning tools in an interesting, interactive format that includes:
    ·At the Kitchen Table: Activities for you and your child to do together
    ·On the Go: Activities for in the car, while waiting in line—anywhere!
    ·On Your Own: Supplementary activities for your child
    ·Imagine That! and Just for Fun!: Informative and fun spelling facts and jokes
    ·Lists of commonly confused and tough to spell words

  • Image, History and Politics: The Coinage of Modern Europe

    Image, History, and Politics: The Coinage of Modern Europe examines money as a medium of communication laden with artistic and political meaning by studying the last two hundred years of European coinage. This book explores the political, economic, and aesthetic messages carried by coinage, therefore providing a special realm in which to view and constantly reevaluate major political and economic developments from the French Revolution through the Cold War, with occasional comparative references to earlier time periods. The study generally focuses on the pre-1914 'Great Powers' of Europe: France, Germany, Britain, Russia, the Hapsburg Monarchy, and Italy; along with a brief comparative examination of the coinage of Spain, Switzerland and Belgium. The author demonstrates how every political system, consciously or unconsciously, constructs a set of symbols as an expression of itself with its coinage, enabling historians and social scientists to synthesize political, economic, and artistic meaning in a historical context.

  • Can You Tell an Alligator from a Crocodile?

    A large, scaly animal with long jaws floats in the water. Its powerful tail swishes as it swims along.

    Did you just see an alligator? Or was it a crocodile? These animals look very similar, but they are different. Read this book to become an expert at telling these look-alikes apart!

    Learn the fascinating differences between similar animals in the Animal Look-Alikes series--part of the Lightning Bolt Books(TM) collection. With high-energy designs, exciting photos, and fun text, Lightning Bolt Books(TM) bring nonfiction to life!

  • The Quest for a Democratic World

    The Quest for a Democratic World reviews and analyzes the search for a fair and equitable society, from the first documented efforts made during classical antiquity through the present. However, it primarily focuses on the way we view our own society and what constitutes a democratic way of life. Maurice Rotstein maintains that the failure of communism has obscured the fact that our own society has serious problems that demand attention. In order to understand these problems, he investigates past movements for social and political reform as well as recent developments in Europe where communism has seen its demise. Rotstein argues that these developments can help us understand the imperfections of our own political and economic systems, which in turn will allow us to re-evaluate efforts that are aimed at improving society. Providing both the historical depth and the political analysis necessary to comprehend current affairs, this book will introduce students of history and political science to critical issues for understanding democracy and the world we live in.

  • Shoes 2016 Calendar

    This is the calendar that makes any little space pop with bold style. With its trim format, Shoes Mini Calendar is designed to be a perfect fit for a locker, cubicle, or fridge. Each month showcases a gorgeous designer shoe, exquisitely photographed and reproduced in full colour. A flamboyant turquoise sandal with chrome wedge from Rupert Sanderson. Minna Parikka's playful, black-and-cream leather Bunny Vic with peek-a-boo bunny ears at the ankle. And on the cover, Jerome C. Rousseau's Love & Passion leather peep-toe bootie. Included on each spread is a quote from a fashion icon: Fashion is instant language. -Miuccia Prada

  • A Leaf Can Be . . .

    A leaf can be a...shade spiller, mouth filler, tree topper, rain stopper. Find out about the many roles leaves play in this poetic exploration of leaves throughout the year.

  • Chronic Candidiasis: Your Natural Guide to Healing with Diet, Vitamins, Minerals, Herbs, Exercise, and Other Natural Methods

    Stop Candida Yeast Infections—Naturally!

    Are you one of the millions of people affected by chronic candidiasis—the yeast syndrome? Often mistaken for other maladies, the yeast syndrome can lead to headaches, sore muscles, general fatigue, low resistance to colds and viruses, and other problems in both men and women.

    Of the two most common prescription treatments, one can inflict severe liver damage and the other is safe but of only limited effectiveness. Fortunately, there are potent natural alternatives. They’re clearly explained here by Dr. Michael T. Murray, co-author of the bestselling Encyclopedia of Natural Medicine. You will learn how to:

    • Determine if you suffer from candida yeast syndrome
    • Follow Dr. Murray’s seven step program for combating candidiasis
    • Adjust you daily diet to control candida growth
    • Supplement your meals with nourishing vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants
    • Strengthen your immune system to help resist candidiasis and many other invasive disorders
    • And much more!

    Discover how to overcome yeast syndrome and keep it from coming back—naturally!

  • When the Bough Breaks: Parental Perceptions of Ethical Decision-Making in N.I.C.U.

    Ethical dilemmas abound in the neonatal intensive care unit as hour-to-hour life and death decisions are made for premature or compromised newborns. This book is a rich tapestry of parental perceptions woven from the many stories parents tell about their experiences with a baby in the unit, as well as major events after discharge related to the ethical decision making. When the Bough Breaks can serve as a supplementary text for a number of courses, including counseling, psychology, sociology, philosophy, theology, nursing, and allied health.

  • 1001 Photoshop Tips

    This is the ultimate reference for Photoshop users, providing a wealth of information in its 1200 pages. The format of this book is flexible, and is the only book structured with a series of tips for small and manageable learning segments. You can begin with tip one and work through the book, adding to your knowledge of Photoshop until you become an expert. Or, you can simply look up the tip you need at the moment to get the most out of Photoshop as while using the program.

  • Raising Self-Reliant Children in a Self-Indulgent World: Seven Building Blocks for Developing Capable Young People

    No parent or educator can afford to ignore this groundbreaking work!

    Bestselling authors H. Stephen Glenn and Jane Nelsen have helped hundreds of thousands of parents raise capable, independent children with Raising Self-Reliant Children in a Self-Indulgent World. On its tenth anniversary, this parenting classic returns with fresh, up-to-date information to offer you inspiring and workable ideas for developing a trusting relationship with children, as well as the skills to implement the necessary discipline to help your child become a responsible adult.

    Those who think in terms of leniency versus strictness will be surprised. This book goes beyond these issues to teach children to be responsible and self-reliant—not through outer-directed concerns, such as fear and intimidation, but through inner-directed behavior, such as feeling accountable for one's commitments. Inside, you'll discover how to instill character-building values and traits in your child that last a lifetime.

    "During these turbulent days when families are in disarray and children are getting the short end of the stick, this book can be very helpful to parents who are struggling to bring up self-reliant children. Even after raising five of my own and becoming a grandfather for the seventh time, I got some new ideas out of it!"—Art Linkletter

    "An inspiring, workable formula for developing closeness, trust, dignity, and respect . . . a real gem."—Becky Ridgeway, School Social Worker

  • The Rhetoric of War: Language, Argument, and Policy During the Vietnam War

    In The Rhetoric of War, Harvey Averch explores the relationship between the a priori policy models that decision makers use in war (or peace) and policy analysis, and provides cost-effective alternatives for decision makers in war or peace. The Vietnam War serves as a case study of the effectiveness of many models proposed by political scientists, historians, and policy analysts as capable of improving decision making if only decision makers were persuaded to adopt them.

  • Structure and Meaning in Conversation and Literature

    Structure and Meaning in Conversation and Literature brings together conversation analysis and reader-response theories in order to understand more fully how readers produce meaning when they interact with texts. Person demonstrates how literary discourse contains adaptations of structures in everyday conversation, thus guiding readers in producing meaning. This study will be of value to scholars and to students of conversation analysis and of literary theory.

  • Why Do Moving Objects Slow Down?: A Look at Friction

    A baseball player slides on the ground to tag a base. A toy car's wheels rub against the floor and slow the toy car down. Friction is at work all around you. But what exactly is friction? And how does it affect different objects? Read this book to find out! Learn all about matter, energy, and forces in the Exploring Physical Science series--part of the Lightning Bolt Books(TM) collection. With high-energy designs, exciting photos, and fun text, Lightning Bolt Books(TM) bring nonfiction topics to life!

  • The Tiny Book of Tiny Pleasures

    A perfect gift book filled with whimsical, colorful illustrations, short lists, cheerful prompts, recipes, and fun facts, The Tiny Book of Tiny Pleasures is the sweetest reminder imaginable that it's the little things in life that make us happy. Little things like sharing tea with a friend. An ice cream cone with sprinkles. Finding a forgotten item of clothing in the closet. The smell in the air right after a summer rain.

    Created by the editors of Flow magazine, The Tiny Book of Tiny Pleasures is a celebration of slowing down and appreciating the simple moments of life--all you have to do is take notice.


  • 7 Strategies for Wealth & Happiness: Power Ideas from America's Foremost Business Philosopher

    Unlock the Fountain of Prosperity Inside You!
    “I truly believe Jim Rohn is an extraordinary human being whose philosophy can enhance the quality of life for anyone.” —Anthony Robbins

    “Few men are endowed with Jim Rohn’s ability to motivate and effect changes in other human beings.” —Tom Hopkins

    “Jim Rohn . . . is one of the most profound thinkers and mind expanding individuals I’ve ever had a chance to listen to.” — Les Brown

    “Jim Rohn is a master motivator—he has style, substance, charisma, relevance, charm, and what he says makes a difference . . . The world would be a better place if everyone heard my friend Jim Rohn.” —Mark Victor Hansen

    You don’t have to choose between wealth and happiness—they spring from the same fountain of abundance. With this book, you’ll discover the seven essential strategies you need for success:

    ·Unleash the Power of Goals
    ·Seek Knowledge
    ·Learn the Miracle of Personal Development
    ·Control Your Finances
    ·Master Time
    ·Surround Yourself with Winners
    ·Learn the Art of Living Well

    Author Jim Rohn’s philosophy has helped millions change their lives for the better. Find out what it can do for you!

  • Assassin's Creed 2 Collector's Edition: Prima Official Game Guide

    RIP IT OPEN  

    100% COMPLETE
    Covers all missions and side quests, including those exclusive to the White Edition of the game.
     
    ALL SECRETS INCLUDED
    Additional outfits, bonus weapons, achievements & trophies, hidden feather locations, and Glyph puzzles solutions – yes, it’s all in here!
     
    SUPER-VISUAL WALKTHROUGH
    Mandatory actions are covered on the left-hand page while the right-hand page presents in-depth, advanced briefings plus side-quests. With detailed overview maps, the Walkthrough is perfect for both newcomers and die-hard completionists.
     
    EXTRA ART GALLERY
    Presented thematically, the 20-page Art Gallery unveils the game’s concept art. An atmospheric must-have for all fans of the series.
     
    EXCLUSIVE BEHIND-THE-SCENES SECTION
    Features exclusive revelations from the development team with background details to the creative processes behind Assassin’s Creed® II.
     
    HIGHLY DETAILED, HUGE MAP POSTER INCLUDED
     
    ABSOLUTELY NO SPOILERS!
     
    SUITABLE FOR USE WITH ASSASSIN’S CREED® II ON XBOX 360®, PLAYSTATION®3 AND PC

  • Today Is Going to Be a Great Day! 2016 Calendar

    Brighten up a locker, cubicle, fridge, or any small space with a bold splash of colour and delightful inspiration. Compact in size but big in impact, Today Is Going to Be a Great Day! Mini Calendar delivers a year of vibrant illustrations that marry insightful and motivating words with whimsical original art for an effect that s pure magic and instant joy.

  • Cuckoo Feathers

    Sarah Simpson is her dad's "Idea Girl," but right now she doesn't have any good ideas. Nothing that will make people think she is someone special. Then she remembers something unusual going on outside her kitchen window. Two pigeons keep appearing on the ledge and pecking at the window. Sarah begins to think of them as her pigeons and names them Coo and Cuckoo. She is horrified, however, when they start to build their nest outside the neighbors' apartment next door. How could they be so disloyal? Finally Sarah gets a big idea--one that helps her get over this catastrophe!

  • What Floats? What Sinks?: A Look at Density

    A rock sinks in the water. A hot air balloon floats in the air. Many objects float and sink. But what makes them move this way? And how do people use floating and sinking in their lives? Read this book to find out! Learn all about matter, energy, and forces in the Exploring Physical Science series--part of the Lightning Bolt Books(TM) collection. With high-energy designs, exciting photos, and fun text, Lightning Bolt Books(TM) bring nonfiction topics to life!

  • Microsoft Biztalk Server 2000 Administrator's Guide

    Microsoft BizTalk Server 2000 Administrator's Guide is your one-stop reference for understanding, installing, and managing BizTalk Server 2000. Providing an in-depth look at BizTalk technologies, it starts with the basics and then moves on to include advanced BizTalk topics. Follow along as you progress from BizTalk beginner to administration expert!

  • Coming of Age in the Holocaust: The Last Survivors Remember

    Coming of Age in the Holocaust is a narrative analysis of the experiences of Holocaust survivors- eighteen children, adolescents, young women and men who faced grim circumstances posed by nazi state terrorism and its genocidal social policy. These survivors, in their narratives, describe how they dealt with misunderstanding, terror and abuse. Just over fifty years since the 1933-45 period, we may still find that there is much to learn from those whose social worlds were so terribly rent by racism and wanton violence.

  • Washi Tape Crafts: 110 Ways to Decorate Just About Anything

    It's the definitive washi tape craft book for adults. Washi tape--the Japanese decorative paper tape that's easy to tear, peel, stick and re-stick--is transformative, fun, and remarkably easy to use. It's also never been hotter. Now comes the only adult washi tape craft book packaged with the tape itself--ten rolls, with 18 feet in each roll--making it a complete kit and outstanding value.

    Packed full of amazing projects and ideas, it's the book and tape kit that shows all the ways to be creative with washi tape. The book includes techniques: precision tearing, wrapping, and weaving. How to make bows, rosettes, and other shapes. How to seal and weatherproof designs to make them permanent. And 110 projects, with color photographs and step-by-step instructions, from custom photo frames to one-of-a-kind gifts. The possibilities are endless.

  • Jewelry Gallery 2014 Calendar

    A sparkling new Gallery Calendar for style mavens and fashionistas: Jewelry. Featuring day after day of elegant necklaces, showstopping rings, earrings, and brooches photographed in full colour, this calendar is a paean to pure luxury. Here are sleek contemporary pieces, antiques, and priceless heirlooms, each exquisite in composition and style. Some cast, some carved, some studded with precious and semiprecious stones - all guaranteed to make the jewellery lover swoon.

  • The Conduct of Inquiry

    The Conduct of Inquiry is a practical introduction to logic and scientific method. It provides a comprehensive and current discussion of the logic of scientific method and scientific reasoning. The author places consistent stress on the evaluation of actual scientific reasoning and the development of critical thinking skills by employing numerous examples that require the application of the principles discussed in the text. Each chapter lays out basic, underlying principles of logic and scientific method and illustrates them by reference to detailed case studies in the history of science. The method of proceeding from concrete case studies to general principle embodied in the examples provides an understandable progression for those learning the basic ideas of logic and scientific method.

  • Global Exporting from the U.S.A

    This book contains all global information necessary to conduct an export business worldwide. Instead of focusing on a specific segment in the field, Sam Yamamoto explains all areas of exporting, giving in-depth details of marketing, procedures, logistics, mechanisms of merchandising and physical distribution activities. The introduction for each Part of Global Exporting From the U.S.A. contains a brief, concise summary, while throughout the book, cost saving ideas of each area of the business cycle are presented. Sam Yamamoto's extensive experience both working in and studying the export and import business allow him to present a comprehensive and concise look at international trade that will serve as beneficial knowledge to practitioners, professors, and students.

  • Dia y noche / Day and Night

    Los lectores principiantes aprenderan sobre los patrones basicos del Sol y la Tierra y lo que causa dia y noche.

    Beginning readers will learn about the basic patterns of the Sun and Earth and what causes day and night.

  • Stress and the Risk of Psychobiological Disorder in College Women

    This book describes three programs of research concerned with the risk of differing psychobiological disorders in college women -- anorexia nervosa, menstrual dysfunction, and Type A vulnerability to cardiovascular problems. The research was based on a new approach to developmental psychopathology in which risk factors for future disorder were isolated within a relevant normal population. These factors, most directly, hold implications for early detection of a disorder and intervention; less directly, they may contribute to the understanding of how disorders develop. The at-risk method of investigation designated a fraction of each random sample of college women as showing general vulnerability to a given disorder by using standard symptom measures. Those who report symptoms and who show the level of stress that should accompany the onset of serious problems were compared with appropriate control groups to study a new psychological variable in each study. Confirmation of the unique status of the at-risk group on this variable identified it as a critical risk factor. The evidence generated by the at-risk research is primarily directed toward mental health professionals and other personnel who are concerned with student problems on campus.

  • Matisse 2016 Calendar

    Late in his career the artist Henri Matisse turned almost exclusively to a stunning new medium large swaths of vibrantly painted paper, cut out with scissors and arranged into unforgettable compositions. This beloved work was recently the subject of the most popular exhibition ever shown at London's Tate Modern, and of a much anticipated show at MoMA in New York. Matisse Cut-Outs is the gift that every art lover will treasure. Showcasing a dozen works that are striking for their play of colour, form, and contrast including Blue Nude II, Snow Flowers, and Icarus the calendar celebrates the brilliant final chapter in the career of one of the towering figures of modern art. Each piece is printed on a large-format page designed to be framed and displayed.

  • Lots of Feelings

    You can read a book, but did you know that you can also read a face? A face can tell you what someone is feeling. In this expressive photo-essay, simple text and photographs introduce basic emotions - happy, grumpy, thoughtful, and more - and how people show them.

  • What to Expect When You're Expecting

    America's pregnancy bible answers all your baby questions.

    • When can I take home a pregnancy test?
    • How can I eat for two if I'm too queasy to eat for one?
    • Can I keep up my spinning classes?
    • Is fish safe to eat? And what's this I hear about soft cheese?
    • Can I work until I deliver? What are my rights on the job?
    • I'm blotchy and broken out--where's the glow?
    • Should we do a gender reveal? What about a 4-D ultrasound?
    • Will I know labor when I feel it?
    Your pregnancy explained and your pregnant body demystified, head (what to do about those headaches) to feet (why they're so swollen), back (how to stop it from aching) to front (why you can't tell a baby by mom's bump). Filled with must-have information, practical advice, realistic insight, easy-to-use tips, and lots of reassurance, you'll also find the very latest on prenatal screenings, which medications are safe, and the most current birthing options--from water birth to gentle c-sections. Your pregnancy lifestyle gets equal attention, too: eating (including food trends) to coffee drinking, working out (and work) to sex, travel to beauty, skin care, and more. Have pregnancy symptoms? You will--and you'll find solutions for them all. Expecting multiples? There's a chapter for you. Expecting to become a dad? This book has you covered, too.

  • The Philosophical Significance of Immortality in Thomas Aquinas

    The Philosophical Significance of Immortality in Thomas Aquinas is a comprehensive study of the theme of immortality in Thomas Aquinas. Immortality was a major component of his philosophy and was also employed in defense of the doctrine. Despite the numerous problems in the project of defending immortality of the rational soul, the theme of immortality is still vitally important for any philosophical scheme that intends to be relevant to the human being.

  • Sloths 2016 Calendar

    It's true: The shaggy, sweet-looking sloth has acquired a cult following. Now back for a second year is Sloths, the calendar chock-full of photos of those strangely adorable creatures, taking their time to enjoy life and living in the moment. From the wide-eyed to the sleepy, it's all sloths all the time hanging around with friends, nibbling on snacks, snuggling stuffed animals, and making living pyramids with their best pals. Captions provide sloth facts and stories about life in the slow lane.

  • Pokemon Pocket Pokedex: Prima Official Game Guide

    Gotta Catch 'Em All? Gotta Have This Guide!

    Complete listings of over 380 Pokémon!

    ·Where to catch 'em in all the latest Pokémon titles, from Pokémon Ruby and Pokémon Sapphire through Pokémon FireRed and Pokémon LeafGreen

    ·The best ways to catch, breed, evolve, and trade your Pokémon

    ·Complete Pokémon Move Compatability table to make sure you match up opponents correctly

  • Between Tradition and Change: The Hermeneutics of May Fourth Literature

    This book explores the reasons for adopting a hermeneutical version of reception theory in discussing modern Chinese culture. Between Tradition and Change is centered around the contributions of Hu Shi, Lu Xun, and Mao Dun to May Fourth Literature. It employs literary theory (hermeneutics) in order to clarify the meaning of cultural change, instead of merely offering a history of May Fourth culture or a discussion of representative figures.Contents: Preface; Acknowledgments; May Fourth Literature Between Past and Present; Problems in May Fourth Interpretation; Hermeneutics and Chinese Literary History; Reception Theory and the May Fourth Reader; The Formation of the Reader in Hu Shi, Lu Xun, and Mao Dun; May Fourth Literature and Dialogue East/West; Notes; Bibliography.

  • The Just Type Weekly Engagement 2016 Calendar

    Celebrate the fascinating world of typefaces their diversity, power of expression, and artistry. The Just Type Weekly Engagement Calendar is a smart and visually striking new datebook that highlights a different typeface on each weekly spread: its notable features and characteristics, variations, and design history. From the bold, attention-grabbing Rockwell to Century the font required by the U.S. Supreme Court for all briefs to the distinctively mechanical forms of Dispatch, it's pure pleasure for design fanatics and type lovers.

  • The Essential Publisher 97 Book: The Get-It-Done Tutorial

    The sky's the limit with Publisher 97 using this tutorial. Beginners and intermediate users alike can create sizzling documents of the utmost professional quality.

  • Stacker Multimedia

    A task-based tutorial on Stacker Multimedia, this book is concise and in depth. It describes how to complete the most common tasks using Stacker Multimedia. A troubleshooting guide is included in the text, authorized and reprinted by permission of Stac Storage and Communications, the makers of Stacker Multimedia software.

  • Recentering the Universe: The Radical Theories of Copernicus, Kepler, Galileo, and Newton

    In the sixth century B.C.E., the Greek philosopher Anaximander theorized that Earth was at the center of the cosmos. That idea became ingrained in scientific thinking and Christian religious beliefs for more than one thousand years. Defiance of church doctrine could mean death, so no one dared dispute this long-accepted idea. No one except a handful of courageous scientists.

    In the 1500s and 1600s, men like Nicolaus Copernicus, Johanned Kepler, Galileo Galilei, and Isaac Newton began to ask questions. What if Earth actually orbited the sun, instead of the other way around? What if the universe was much bigger than anyone imagined?

    These scientists risked their reputations--even their lives--to challenge the very heart of Catholic dogma and scientific tradition. Yet, in less than 200 years, their radical thinking overturned theories that had lasted more than a millennium. Join these bold thinkers on the journey of discovery that forever changed our understanding of the cosmos.

  • The Mini Book of Mini Darts: How to Play 43 Games Plus Trivia, Lore and More

    Featuring 43 creative darts games - some classic, most unique to this set - this kit will offer hours of skill-building, competition and fun. You can test your accuracy on sports-themed boards; try your hand at poker, billiards, and pinball; get silly trying to whack a mole, pop balloons, or pick topping off a pizza. The set comes with a book offering instructions, lore and trivia; 20 reversible full colour dart boards; a magnetic backer; and 6 blunt-tipped magnetic darts.

  • Marijuana

    This informative series teaches readers the facts about drugs.

  • 4th Grade Reading and Writing

    Learn well, you will.

    • Correct the grammar in a passage about Jango and Boba Fett.
    • Underline the prepositional phrases in Luke Skywalker's lines from the Star Wars movies.
    • Write a story set on the forest moon of Endor.

    Make learning an intergalactic adventure! From the creators of BRAIN QUEST and from the iconic world of Star Wars, 4th Grade Reading and Writing is 96 full-filled pages of curriculum-based exercises and activities. It reinforces key reading and writing skills, including prepositional phrases, dialogue, recognizing fragments and run-on sentences, reading comprehension, and more.

    • All content aligns with national Common Core State Standards
    • Vetted by the award-winning teachers on the Brain Quest Advisory Board
    • Illustrated throughout with hundreds of Star Wars characters, creatures, planets, starships, and more
    The Force is strong with Star Wars Workbooks!

  • Bad Cat 2018 Calendar

    An outrageously hilarious calendar adapted from the #1 New York Times bestselling book, Bad Cat Page-A-Day Calendar is a terribly behaved yet irresistible walk on the feline wild side. Here are cats running away from home. Cats with devil horns. Cats facing off with innocent frogs. Cats slyly hiding in sneaker boxes. Now including Bad Cat Beauty Secrets, Least Wanted Bad Cats, Bad Cat Diet Secrets, Who's Who in Bad Cats, and extremely helpful Bad Cat Early Warning Signs, like 'Cat hasn't cracked a smile since 2009.'

  • Animal Crossing: City Folk: Prima Official Game Guide

    •Special events calendar ensures you'll never miss a birthday, festival, or tournament.
    •Town and city activities exposed—learn what fun you can have out there!
    •Secrets of proper town upkeep and in-home decorating uncovered—learn how to make your town and home as lovely as can be!
    •Neighbors and special visitors revealed—mix and mingle with the whole Animal Crossing crew!
    •Handy collectibles checklist helps you track down each and every bug, fossil, painting, and so much more.
    •Colorful furniture catalogue showcases all individual pieces, along with complete furniture sets, themes, and series.

  • Research Pathways: Writing Professional Papers, Theses, and Dissertations in Workforce Education

    Graduate students in general and those in Workforce Education & Development in particular are often frustrated when they are assigned the task of writing a research paper, thesis, or dissertation. After teaching a research methodology course for several years, the editors of Research Pathways have discovered a solution to resolve the frustration experienced by graduate students as they approach the writing stage of their academic degree program. Based upon the students' participation in the research colloquium, there has been expressed a tremendous need for a comprehensive handbook of this nature to describe and discuss a practical approach to writing those final graduate research reports. This handbook introduces a practical approach to writing research papers, theses, and dissertations in Workforce Education & Development, with examples and best practices for the practitioners and researchers.

  • 365 New Words-a-Year 2016 Calendar

    365 New Words-A-Year is an essential title with zealously loyal fans who return year after year. Every day brings a smart, surprising, and fascinating word, along with orthography and pronunciation guide, definition, word history, miscellany, and apposite sample sentence. Enliven your vocabulary with political words (dollar diplomacy), words adopted from other languages (parvenu), fun-to-say words (a-go-go), and esoteric literary phrases with prosaic meanings (lares and penates: personal or household effects). From the editors of Merriam-Webster, America's most respected dictionary.

  • Papertoy Monsters 2014 Calendar

    Based on the breakthrough book, a lively new calendar is here for the whole family. Every month, Papertoy Monsters features a fiendishly delightful character by one of the world's top papertoy designers. The creepy-yet-cute creatures Zeke, the monster under your bed; hungry Nom Nom; Icy Huggy, capable of drinking entire lakes in one gulp; and nine more are photographed along with full-colour backdrops newly created by the original artists. Foldable versions of each monster (with detailed instructions) are in a pocket at the back of the calendar, and a pop-out shelf displays the models in their native or adopted habitats.

  • Halo 3: The Official Strategy Guide

    ·Detailed annotated maps for all levels
    ·Learn how to dominate multiplayer matches with information on weapon locations and expert tips
    ·Learn about every enemy, vehicle and weapon — their strengths and weaknesses and how you can exploit them
    ·Confidently navigate the huge Campaign mode with our exclusive maps and step-by-step walkthrough
    ·Complete list of all Achievements and how to unlock each one
    Packed with tips, tactics and techniques direct from Bungie

  • Cat Gallery 2017 Calendar

    The grace, beauty, and independent spirit of the cat, captured in hundreds of arresting photographs in both black and white and color. This bestselling Gallery calendar is an elegant gift and a showcase of pure feline attitude, from the intense blue-eyed gaze of a Siamese to a fluffy Maine Coon traipsing through the snow. Not to mention cute: a frisky kitten romping on a shag carpet.

  • The Perception of Work in Tokugawa Japan: A Study of Ishida Baigan and Ninomiya Sontoku

    Work is not an activity with solely economic aims and meaning; it also embraces social and ideological meanings which reflect the ideas of society concerning the politics, religion and kinship prevalent in the era. At the same time, the actual 'form' of work is dictated by economic and technological factors. Ishida Baigan and Ninomiya Sontoku, popular thinkers of the Edo period, both acted as key channels through which ideology and economy were amalgamated the meaning of work identified, and intellectual expression, given to it. This book explores the contrasts and similarities between these two figures and concludes that they acted as intermediaries through which elements of management and long-term vision were incorporated into the concept of work.

  • Positive Discipline for Childcare Providers: A Practical and Effective Plan for Every Preschool and Daycare Program

    Empowering Methods for Effective Childcare
    As a professional childcare provider, you want to create an environment that is inviting and nurturing for children as well as encouraging for your adult staff. You want to find ways to form a partnership with parents in their children's development. Simply put, you want to provide an all-around quality childcare experience at every level. This book is also great for parents who want to take an active role in assuring the best childcare for their children.

    Positive Discipline for Childcare Providers offers a thorough, practical program that is easily adaptable to any childcare or preschool situation and setting. Inside are workable solutions to many of today's toughest childcare issues and everything you need to develop an enriching experience for children, parents, and workers alike. You'll learn how to:
    ·Create a setting where children can laugh, learn, and grow
    ·Support healthy physical, emotional, and cognitive development in all children, including those with special needs
    ·Encourage parents to establish a partnership with you and provide the same kind, firm limits and respectful environment at home
    ·Uncover support and learning opportunities for yourself and fellow childcare providers
    ·And much more!
    "In a magical way, Positive Discipline for Childcare Providers demonstrates techniques that decrease misbehavior by increasing the child's sense of capability, courage, and community feeling."
    Rob Guttenberg, a state-certified childcare trainer, director of parenting education at YMCA Youth Services Maryland, and author of The Parent As Cheerleader

    "Wow! This book is an incredible resource full of effective and practical ideas—from creating an environment where everyone feels welcome to a model of discipline that respects and empowers adults and children."
    Mary Jamin Maguire, M.A., L.P., LICSW, trainer, Minnesota School-Age Childcare Training Network

  • Coming Out of the Adoptive Closet

    Coming Out of the Adoptive Closet explores the social disclosure patterns of adoptive parents, giving voice to the "everyday life" of adoptive families. In previous generations, parents often chose to keep the adoption experience hidden with an "adoptive closet." This qualitative study, utilizing interviews with 43 adoptive couples, explores the social disclosure of adoptive information by a new generation of adoptive parents. Focus is given to issues of social perception, individual development, family development, and family presentation strategies.

  • Random Illustrated Facts: A Collection of Curious, Weird, and Totally Not Boring Things to Know

    Trivia meets its match.

    Did you know that Napoleon was once attacked by rabbits? Or that the Mars Rover sang itself "Happy Birthday"? How about the odd ingredient Civil War soldiers used to make coffee?

    From Jupiter's diamond showers to why pirates wore eye patches to the delightful link between dancing goats and the discovery of coffee, this collection of obscure and fascinating facts is brought to you by Mike Lowery, an illustrator and connoisseur of the offbeat. Featuring four gatefolds and hundreds of infographic webs that connect the trivia in dozens of surprising ways, it's a little book that delivers endless delight.

  • Sniffs and Stinks: How Animals Use Odor to Survive

    "An exploration of animals who use special skills, such as making distinct odors, in order to survive"--Provided by publisher.

  • Wang Yang-Ming and Karl Barth: A Confucian-Christian Dialogue

    In this book, the author provides an insightful look at Confucianism and Christianity. The study argues that the religious philosophies of Wang Yang-ming and Karl Barth are actually similar views of a common issue. The issue is radical humanization. The author explains how Wang and Barth take one's commitment as the point of departure. He analyzes similarities in their articulation of this humanization, their views of evil, and their overall definition of radical humanity. Wang Yang-ming and Karl Barth provides a unique and balanced study of Confucianism and Christianity, avoiding tagging either religion as inferior or superior. This book will provide excellent reading for students, theologians, and scholars of religion as well as ministers who are interested in inter-religious dialogue and the theology of religion. It is also highly appropriate for graduate courses such as -Christianity and Other Religions,- -The Gospel Across Culture,- -The Theology of Karl Barth,- and -Confucianism.-

  • Halakhic Hermeneutics

    This book presents an inductive account, through systematic inquiry into data, of the hermeneutics of the principal documents of Rabbinic Judaism. It undertakes a hypothetical-logical reconstruction of the thought-processes that generated the category-formations of the Halakhah, that is, the exegesis of the hermeneutics of Halakhic exegesis. To do so, Neusner asks whether a determinate theory of interpretation guides the sages in their exposition of the topics, the category-formations, of Rabbinic Judaism in the documents that expound those formations. His answer is, a hermeneutics of comparison and contrast yielding a hierarchical classification of data governs the selection of data and the interpretation thereof for the entire corpus of category-formations of the Halakhah. Hence 'Halakhic hermeneutics' here bears the primary meaning, 'a hermeneutics of analogical-contrastive analysis.'

  • Bad Cat 2015 Calendar

    Uh-oh, they re back. And they re badder than ever. Adapted from the fiendishly hilarious #1 New York Times bestselling book Bad Cat, this calendar exposes the dark underbelly of the feline soul. Meet cats addicted to bubble wrap. Cats getting suspiciously chummy with the family fish. Cats caught hacking their owners email accounts. Plus lazy cats, manic cats, sloppy cats, and sinister little kittens.

  • Star Wars 2nd Grade Math, for Ages 7-8

    The Force is strong with this series! Introducing a line of workbooks that marries the iconic popularity of Star Wars with the unique mix of editorial quality, fun presentation, and rigorous educational standards that Workman applied to the BRAIN QUEST Workbooks.

    Twelve titles launch the series--three each for Pre-K through 2nd Grade--and dig deep into core subjects, including numbers, ABCs, phonics, and reading readiness for younger grades, and math, reading, and writing for the older ones. The material, which aligns with national Common Core State Standards, is designed to reinforce essential concepts and lessons taught in schools. Any child, not just fans of Star Wars--but yes, those fans will be especially delighted (as will reluctant learners)--will love the "A" is for Anakin approach to phonics. Kids will practice learning numbers by counting and circling X-wing starfighters and clone troopers. Master place values by sorting groups of Wookiees. There are math problems--Yoda is holding 7 lightsabers. 5 of the lightsabers are blue. The rest are green. How many green lightsabers is he holding? And Language Arts--Circle the correct homophone in this sentence: Luke is a Jedi knight/night.

    Featuring favorite characters like Luke Skywalker, Queen Amidala, Yoda, and Obi-Wan Kenobi, and other creatures, monsters, Jedi, and Sith, the workbooks are filled with thousands of original illustrations drawing from all six Star Wars movies and the expanded Star Wars universe.

    Learn well, you will.

  • The Presidency and Governance in Poland: Yesterday and Today

    The Presidency and Governance in Poland parallels the studies the Miller Center has produced on the American presidency and governance. It draws on the most able specialists on Poland, in the United States and Poland, who address issues that are central to any discussion of governance. Co-published with The Miller Center.

  • Battle for Peace in Sudan: An Analysis of the Abuja Conferences 1992-1993

    This work represents the first detailed analysis of the negotiations between the Sudan government and the Sudanese Peoples Liberation Movement that were held in Abuja, attempting to put an end to the bloody Sudanese civil war that began in 1983. The study is based on the official minutes of the negotiations as well as other documents submitted by the parties. It examines the views of the parties on topics such as national identity, the relationship between religion and the state, security during the interim period, and self-determination. This work is an indispensable source that reveals the details of candid debates on crucial issues facing Sudan today.

  • Commitment and Connection: Service-Learning and Christian Higher Education

    This book highlights the work of faculty in many disciplines who have connected service-learning with their teaching and scholarship. The challenge of Christian scholarship in service-learning is to use the scholarly tool of our disciplines, with perspective and goals originating from the faith tradition, to describe how community connections enable us to be agents of renewal in society.

  • The Elements of Great Speechmaking: Adding Drama & Intrigue

    The Elements of Great Speechmaking provides professionals with the tools necessary to communicate effectively and successfully in the 21st century. This is the only book available that teaches the reader how to innovatively infuse speeches and presentations with the crucial components of drama and intrigue.

  • Slovenia: On the Edge of the European Union

    Bogomil Ferfila and Paul Phillips trace the course of the political economy of Slovenia from its position as a constituent republic of the former Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia through independence to its present status as an independent nation. They emphasize Slovenia's transition from a socialist self-managed economy to a social market economy, its approach to Europe, and consequent transformation of its economic institutions. The book concludes with a discussion of Slovenia's position within the world and European economies, particularly its movement and policies toward integration into the European Union. Filling a void in the literature on the transition of the Slovenian economy and its institutions, this volume will appeal to scholars and students of Slovakia and economic development.

  • Women on the Biblical Road: Ruth, Naomi, and the Female Journey

    This book investigates the feminine traditions of the Hebrew Bible in a readable manner, pertinent to contemporary times. It is unique in its focus on the experiences of biblical women and not how they were perceived within a patriarchal context.Women on the Biblical Road explores, through an eco-feminist lens, female heroes, their journey cycles, and the oral tradition from which these stories originate. At the core of this look at women on the biblical road is the book of Ruth, the Bible's most complete tale of the female adventure. Caspi and Havrelock point out that the journey of Ruth and Naomi corresponds with a cycle of return and redemption, inseparable from Ruth's and Naomi's experience on the road. The authors also propose that this story of two women from distinctly different places who are able to fuse their goals and help each other survive, points to plausible cultural reconciliation in the Middle East and beyond. This book is intended for any university class studying the Hebrew Bible, courses at synagogues or churches, and women interested in tracing female spiritual traditions. Women on the Biblical Road is an important book for the Women's Spirituality Movement and will surely appeal to the contemporary woman interested in reconstructing women's traditions.

  • Cynthia Hart's Victoriana 2016 Calendar: Includes 4 Postcards and Desktop Calendar

    Beautiful and beloved year after year, the Victoriana Calendar showcases the artistry of Cynthia Hart. Here are a dozen lush collages that masterfully layer fresh flowers with beautiful vintage jewelry, snippets of colourful ribbons and intricate laces, and antique paper ephemera that evoke nostalgic feelings of family, hearth, and home. Hearts, roses, and cherubs put love into the air for February; spring flowers, birds, and butterflies burst from April's spread; and December delights with a winter wonderland of angels, Santa Claus, and holly. Each vibrant arrangement reflects the seasons and the artist's singular style. Packaged with the calendar in its ornate gift envelope are 4 die-cut postcards and a desktop easel calendar.

  • My Granny's Purse

    Small is beautiful! Introducing the Mini Edition of My Granny's Purse, which brings all the interactive features and fun of the original book to a cleverly designed format that's affordably priced and just the right size for kids to carry anywhere and everywhere they go. The book opens up to eight sturdy, individually die-cut leaves that lift, slide, unfold, and pull out for hours of play. My Granny's Purse reveals a delightful story told through Granny's treasures. Kids can look through all the stamps in her passport and try on her sunglasses and rings. New are a banana with a joke, and a smartphone this granny likes to keep up with the times. The Mini Edition is jam-packed with objects to discover and explore.

  • Dino-baseball

    When the plant-eating Green Sox face the meat-eating Rib-Eye Reds, baseball will never be the same. Tied zip to zip, the game is a pitchers' duel until the Green Sox's hothead manager goes snout to snout with the dodo umpire and gets tossed out. The Sox respond with their veggie-powered bats and score three runs! Momentum swings back to the Reds before the seventh inning stretch, and they're all tied up in the bottom of the ninth. Will this game need extra innings, or will Apatosaur save the day?

  • Ralph Tells a Story

    Nothing ever happens to Ralph. So every day when it's time to write stories, Ralph thinks really hard. He stares at his paper. He stares at the ceiling. But he has no stories! With the help of his classmates, Ralph realizes that a great story can be about something very little . . . and that maybe he really does have some stories to tell. Debut author/illustrator Abby Hanlon's endearing text and charming watercolor and colored pencil illustrations prove that writing can be fun! This story works nicely with Lucy Calkins' Writer's Workshop model of teaching.

  • My Mummy's Bag

    The perfect gift for mummies and their kids, My Mummy's bag allows children to explore and play with all of Mum's favourite and fascinating things. The book is as jam-packed as the original, with more than 70 interactive objects, including a removable laptop computer, a mobile phone, a wallet with pockets, an extra pair of shoes, and a missing red sock to find on every page. New details include a drawn-on blue handkerchief, and a bag of healthy snacks. As always, My Mummy's Bag is outfitted with fabric handles big enough for little hands.

  • One Small Step Can Change Your Life: The Kaizen Way.

    Improve your life fearlessly with this essential guide to kaizen--the art of making great and lasting change through small, steady steps.

    Written by psychologist and kaizen expert Dr. Robert Maurer, One Small Step Can Change Your Life is the simple but potent guide to easing into new habits--and turning your life around. Learn how to overcome fear and procrastination with his 7 Small Steps--including how to Think Small Thoughts, Take Small Actions, and Solve Small Problems--to steadily build your confidence and make insurmountable-seeming goals suddenly feel doable.

    The science is irrefutable: Small steps circumvent our brains' built-in resistance to new behaviors. Throughout this book, Dr. Maurer also shows how to visualize virtual change so that real change can come more easily. Why small rewards lead to big returns. And how great discoveries are made by paying attention to the little details most of us overlook. His simple regiment is your path to continuous improvement for anything from losing weight to quitting smoking, paying off debt, or conquering shyness and meeting new people. Rooted in the two-thousand-year-old wisdom of the Tao Te Ching--"The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step"--here is the way to change your life without fear, without failure, and start on a new path of easy, continuous improvement.

  • Liebe Mutti: One Man's Struggle to Survive in K.Z. Sachsenhausen, 1939-1945: One Man's Struggle to Survive in K.Z. Sachsenhausen, 1939-1945

    Liebe Mutti is a true story of Jerzy Pindera, a Polish Catholic reserve officer in Sachsenhausen, one of the first concentration camps built to hold political prisoners, located just outside Berlin. This memoir is an insightful observation of the complexities of concentration camp life and society.

  • The Absolute Beginner's Cookbook, Revised 3rd Edition: Or How Long Do I Cook a 3-Minute Egg?

    Yes, You Can Cook!
    Do you have difficulty finding your way around the kitchen? Do your friends order take-out when you announce you're going to cook? Never fear. This cookbook was created just for you! Designed for the absolute beginner, this fun and friendly tour of the kitchen makes easy cooking even easier. In the beginning, you'll learn to boil an egg, and from there, you'll graduate to making simple but delicious meals, step-by-step—everything from breads, salads, and main dishes to cookies, cakes, and yummy desserts. Tasty recipes include:
    ·Easy Banana Bread
    ·Lasagna Soup
    ·Fettuccine Alfredo
    ·My First Mousse
    ·And much more!

  • Bad Cat Color 2016 Calendar

    It's the calendar that's so wrong so, so wrong it's absolutely right. Adapted from the New York Times bestselling book, Bad Cat delivers a laugh-out-loud year of outrageous feline behaviour in alarming full colour. Here are cats sleeping it off in the refrigerator. Cats unconvincingly dressed as angels. Cats passing gas in flower boxes. Cats flaunting ill-fitting bathing suits. Who knew there were so many ways for a cat to go bad? Includes Not-too-bright Bad Cats, Bad Cat of the Month, and Bad Cat Early Warning Signs (#112: Cat is unduly proud of his difficult personality). Oh so naughty.

  • Cute Overload 2016 Calendar

    A baby panda doing yoga moves. A tiny squirrel peeking out of a jeans pocket. A dog bowl full of fuzzy ducklings. A pile of pudgy prairie dogs. It s impossible to do anything but smile at this 12-month calendar packed with squee-worthy full-colour photographs from the online aggregator of adorableness, cuteoverload.com. Each sweet image is paired with an ever-important Rule of Cuteness, like Knobby knees are cute and If your eyebrows go up in the centre, it's cute. And in mini size because even calendars are cuter when they're small.

  • God as Symbol: What Our Beliefs Tell Us

    Although this work is written from a Christian viewpoint, it also presents the symbolic visions of the non-believer. The symbolic examination of God helps us to uncover what it means to be human, and where we are heading as a species. Symbols aid in conveying the abstract ideas that human languages are too limited to express. In the broadest sense, God symbolizes all the mysteries of existence. Any thinking person must ask the question, 'what is the ultimate significance of this frail and vulnerable flesh that clothes the human ego' God symbolizes these important mysteries, and beckons us to approach him for answers.

  • Endangerously Cute 2017 Calendar: Rare and Threatened Animals

    Beautiful, educational, and inspiring, ENDANGEROUSLY CUTE showcases a dozen distinctive and singularly irresistible animals from around the world in danger of extinction, each photographed in its native habitat. A Sokoke Scops Owl perched on a branch in a dense forest. An orange-haired Silvery Lutung infant clinging to its mother. Two Asiatic lion cubs playfully poised at the base of a tree. The images are complemented by a chart showing the animal's endangered status, from vulnerable to critically endangered, and a map showing where the animal exists in the wild. Detailed text outlines threats the species is currently facing, organizations that support the species, and fun facts: Did you know that every day after waking, Red Pandas clean their fur just like cats do?

  • Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion Game of the Year: Prima Official Game Guide

    Find Your Path

    ·Covers all available content for Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion, Shivering Isles, Knights of the Nine, and downloadable content.
    ·Detailed maps for every part of the world and every major city, plus special maps for every key section of the main quest.
    ·Specific chapters on how to create your character and maximize your abilities and skills.
    ·Over 450 full-color pages packed with information on everything you need to know about the massive gameworld of Oblivion.
    ·Walkthroughs for every quest in every part of the Oblivion world, including the main quest, as well as miscellaneous and freeform quests.
    ·Sections on various gameplay systems including stealth, combat, magic, spellmaking and enchanting, alchemy, and more.

  • Gender and Ministry in Early Christianity and the Church Today

    The main task in Gender and Ministry in Early Christianity and the Church Today is to discover to what degree Paul and the early church accepted the ministry of women. Ultimately, the book argues that the presentation of the Christian God as interested in gender and ministry is a standard case of anthropomorphism.

  • Wood, Waterfalls and Stars: Catholic Schools and the Catholic Imagination

    Wood, Waterfalls and Stars is a collection of essays which takes as its central focus, the challenge of Catholic education in the new millennium. The essays are rooted in the Catholic tradition and in the lived experience of Catholic students and teachers. Fred Herron builds upon the insights of authors such as Thomas Groome, William O'Malley and Andrew Greeley. Herron takes their insights and applies them to the world of Catholic education and the lives of Catholic educators, parents and students.

  • The Beginning Translator's Workbook: Or the ABC of French to English Translation

    This workbook combines methodology and practice for use in a course for beginning translators with a proficiency in French ranging from intermediate to advanced level. It takes a linguistic approach to the problems of translation in addressing common and major pitfalls: delineation of 'translation units' or what constitutes a concept beyond mere words, word polysemy, false cognates, structural and cultural obstacles to literal translation. It offers chapter by chapter explanations of the various strategies used by professional translators to counter these problems: the translation devices known as transposition, modulation, equivalence, and adaptation. Each chapter concludes with a variety of practice exercises focusing on one specific problem. The second part of the book is a global application of all the principles taught in the first part and guides the student step by step through the actual translation of a choice of literary (prose, poetry, and plays) and non-literary excerpts.

  • Zen Buddhism and Hasidism: A Comparative Study

    In this work Jacob Yuroh Teshima juxtaposes two religions whose origins are completely different: Zen Buddhism and Hasidic Judaism. The purpose of this comparative study is not to determine which religion is superior, but rather to compare their functional equivalents. After presenting backgrounds of the two religions, Dr. Teshima examines the Zen Buddhist practice of zazen and Hasidism's devequth, or meditation on God. He then discusses how each religion comes to terms with the major obstacle in the practice of comtemplation: distracting thoughts. Teshima compares conceptions of man offered by the two religions, making clear their fundamental differences concerning the nature of selfhood and source of fulfillment. The study concludes with an examination of how the two religions come to terms with the insecurity of life and what it is that gives life meaning and significance. Contents: Introduction to Zen Buddhism and Hasidism; Zazen and Devequth; The Problem of "Strange Thoughts"; Annihilating Selfhood and Attaining Ecstasy; The Concept of Man; Insecurity of Life: The Hasidic Approach to Exile and the Zen Approach to Birth and Death.

  • The Secret Garden 2018 Calendar

    Unlatch the gate to a hidden world--there are bright blooming flowers; a lush, verdant canopy overhead; and, nestled in the middle of it all, a nook where you can sit and take the world in. The Secret Garden Calendar welcomes you into a different garden each month. A lush Cheshire courtyard cloaked in ivy. A coastal California backyard thick with roses and greenery. A quaint English cottage garden path lined with delphiniums. Accompanying the full-color images are garden-themed quotes, appreciations, and information about the featured gardens.

  • The Way of the Maker: Eric Wesselow's 'Life Through Art'

    The articles collected in this volume have been selected and edited by Scott Eastham from over twenty years of Eric Wesselow's lectures and writings. They center on art and spirituality but also encompass linguistics, philosophy, communication studies, and education. In these essays, Wesselow demonstrates an uncanny capacity for allowing the reader to witness the processes of art from the inside. He lets us stand by him as he takes in hand various materials and attends carefully not only to what he can do with them, but to what they do to him and what there is to learn from each. Eric Wesselow shows us that the visionary dimension of art brings us not a vision of some other world, but a reawakening of the artist in each of us, graced with the gift of seeing this very world in all its radiance.

  • Colonial Americans at Work

    Colonial Americans at Work is a study of the work and occupations of the inhabitants of British North America from the time of the founding of the colonies in Virginia and Massachusetts up to the Revolutionary War. The book examines the work ethics of various groups, classes, and genders, as well as the social and economic environments in which they carried on their work. The book is broad in scope, dealing with farmers, artisans, laborers, wage-workers, women, Indians, indentured servants, seamen, merchants, professionals and traders.

  • Seven Wonders of Space Technology

    From earliest times, humans have looked to the sky in wonder, and their wonder and curiosity fueled science. Ancient peoples built enormous temples and monuments to observe the sun and track the movement of stars. And as scientific knowledge expanded, technologies grew more sophisticated. Each development changed the way we viewed our place in the universe. But no technology changed our understanding more than the ability to launch scientific equipment--and human explorers--into space.
    In this book, we'll explore seven wonders of space technology. Scientists and engineers have built vehicles and equipment to explore the farthest reaches of the solar system. Orbiting satellites and telescopes have given us everything from more accurate weather reports to glimpses back to the beginning of the universe. International teams have built an orbiting space laboratory and are working on plans for human lunar settlements and missions to other planets. Learn about the people and the science behind these amazing advances in space technology.

  • Kindergarten Writing & ABCs

    The Force is strong with this series! Introducing a line of workbooks that marries the iconic popularity of Star Wars with the unique mix of editorial quality, fun presentation, and rigorous educational standards that Workman applied to the BRAIN QUEST Workbooks.

    Twelve titles launch the series--three each for Pre-K through 2nd Grade--and dig deep into core subjects, including numbers, ABCs, phonics, and reading readiness for younger grades, and math, reading, and writing for the older ones. The material, which aligns with national Common Core State Standards, is designed to reinforce essential concepts and lessons taught in schools. Any child, not just fans of Star Wars--but yes, those fans will be especially delighted (as will reluctant learners)--will love the "A" is for Anakin approach to phonics. Kids will practice learning numbers by counting and circling X-wing starfighters and clone troopers. Master place values by sorting groups of Wookiees. There are math problems--Yoda is holding 7 lightsabers. 5 of the lightsabers are blue. The rest are green. How many green lightsabers is he holding? And Language Arts--Circle the correct homophone in this sentence: Luke is a Jedi knight/night.

    Featuring favorite characters like Luke Skywalker, Queen Amidala, Yoda, and Obi-Wan Kenobi, and other creatures, monsters, Jedi, and Sith, the workbooks are filled with thousands of original illustrations drawing from all six Star Wars movies and the expanded Star Wars universe.

    Learn well, you will.

  • Zen Among the Magnolias

    Zen Among the Magnolias explores the integration of some of the practices of Zen and of Christianity. Benjamin Lee Wren discusses the possibilities as people from different backgrounds seek a deeper meaning for their lives, without destroying their heritage, through experiences such as zazen, tai chi, ikebana, folk dancing, and the celebration of the liturgy. He focuses on living in the present rather than in the past or the future. Wren explains a merging of asceticism and aesthetics which leads to a philosophy and theology that appreciates less as more, asymmetry, simplicity, tranquillity, and the beauty of aging. He shows how through parallels between the Four Noble Truths and Eight Fold Path of the Buddha and the Eight Beatitudes of Jesus, people become more sensitive to the problems of social justice. The result of an understanding of Zen through the nonverbal and nonimage form of pure contemplation called zazen, Wren demonstrates, is an experience of depth and breadth into the root of one's own being. This practice does not discount a Christian background; instead, it leads to a deeper understanding of all aspects of life.

  • Epic Tales of the Philippines: Tribal Lores of Filipinos

    Epic Tales of the Philippines is an anthology of epic stories, retold in narrative form, from original ballads and poems of major tribal groups of the country. Like their European paradigms, the epic tales explore themes of good and evil, loyalty, justice, and love. Heroes are endowed with superhuman qualities in their quest for adventure, vendetta, and romance. Tribal epics are distinctive for the presence of the magical betel nut, which plays a crucial role in the plot. Previously published and unpublished epics are expertly compiled and edited for individual reading to provide an invaluable source in the study of Philippine folkloristics and Asian literature.

  • I've Discovered Energy

    Learn all about energy, what it is, how it can transform itself, and how we use it.

  • I'm Sure I Saw a Dinosaur

    One foggy, groggy morning by the salty, splashy sea, Im sure I saw a dinosaur and Im sure that he saw me. A dinosaur is coming ashore! Tell everyone you know! Gather at the beach to see the dinosaur appear! But theres more to this story than meets the eye. Is there really a dinosaur lurking by the seashore? Or is something funny going on?

  • Pokemon Platinum: Prima Official Game Guide

    Welcome back to the Sinnoh region—where there are even more mysteries and challenges to unlock!

    • We take you back to Sinnoh in the Official Pokémon Platinum Strategy Guide, with detailed walkthroughs, game play tips, and places of interest!

    • Explore the new Battle Frontier, and check out our detailed strategies for beating the new Frontier Brains.

    • A fully-loaded, all-inclusive Pokédex completes this all-in-one strategy guide, with information on moves, locations, and data for all Sinnoh Pokémon.

    • A separate bonus Pokédex includes annotated data on all 492 Pokémon in the National Pokédex.

  • Silver Hair: Say Goodbye to the Dye and Let Your Natural Light Shine!

    DISCOVER THE POWER of Silver

    Whether you're naturally graying, weaning yourself off the dye, or coveting the chic #grannyhair trend, your hair will shine with this empowering guide.

    Here are step-by-step tips on letting nature take its course--or using lowlights, highlights, blending, and toning to transition with minimal drama (and avoid a skunk line). Tips on haircuts, tricks for the best care (conditioning is crucial). Products, including the DIY variety. Plus, the most flattering clothing and makeup to accentuate any shade of gray. With unique treatments and techniques from hair guru Lorraine Massey, Silver Hair is a call for celebrating and enhancing your natural radiance, with thrilling results.

    Welcome to the inspiring guide for every woman who's ready to find her true colors. Written by the authors of the national bestseller Curly Girl, here is everything you need to know, from going gray stylishly to living silver gorgeously, including Silver Lining Stories and before-and-after photos of real women. Going silver is not just about a certain look, or saving time and money at the stylist--it's about fulfilling a deeper desire for authenticity, empowerment, and the freedom to be oneself at any age. So let's get started.

    Featuring:

    • The many perks of naturally silver hair
    • Style and beauty to play up the silver
    • Toners and color blending
    • Avoiding the skunk line
    • Hair care routines
    • DIY recipes, including Lavender and Verbena Herbal Hair Tonic
    • Face-framing silver streaks

  • Guitars 2014 Calendar

    Mojo, obsession, and pure pleasurefor the guitar lover, adapted from the spirited book Guitars. Every month, Guitars shines the spotlight on a rare, historic, or groundbreaking instrument with a full-colour photograph beautifully showcased by the calendar's custom vertical format. Accompanying the images is fascinating text exploring the guitar's history, makers, players, musical styles, and milestone moments. You can almost hear each one sing.

  • 290 Bad Jokes & 75 Punderful Puns 2018 Calendar

    Jokes. Puns. Knock-knocks. And so much more. This bestselling Page-A-Day calendar is guaranteed to deliver a year's worth of groans, giggles, and eye-rolls, plus a wealth of material for class clowns, office pranksters, and family jokesters. Poke good, clean fun at everyone from lawyers (What's the difference between a lawyer and a herd of buffalo? The lawyer charges more.) to feminists (Why did the feminist refuse to work at the post office? Because it was a mail-dominated industry). It's a laugh-a-day for the whole family.

  • Haiti, Rising Flames from Burning Ashes: Haiti the Phoenix: Haiti the Phoenix

    Haiti, Rising Flames from Burning Ashes is a brutally honest and precise historical analysis of Haiti and a discussion of how the political system can be reformed to promote democracy, a vibrant economy, and cultural integration. In contrast to traditional theory, Haiti, Rising Flames from Burning Ashes explores the distribution of powers rather than the separation of powers as a solution to Haiti's political and cultural chaos.

  • Unavoidable Germans: Art Vs. Politics, and the Consequences

    Unavoidable Germans describes how 20th century Germany, with its high reputation in philosophy, the arts, and especially music, could accept a banal, undereducated outsider, Hitler, as national and cultural leader. In exploring German culture, the author found three "unavoidable Germans" in Goethe, Wagner, and Thomas Mann, whom the book examines in detail before bringing the fourth unavoidable personality, Hitler himself, on the scene to examine how he dealt with German artistic and cultural standard--and how the artists and philosophers reacted to him. A clear understanding of the collision of German culture and the brutal, uncompromising principles of Hitler enables conclusions that can be applied to any nation whose political system is under attack or in a state of deterioration. Understanding the events of the German 20th century, and of the previous two centuries which laid the groundwork for this, the most extreme case imaginable of culture colliding with brutality, helps us make more intelligent artistic and political choices for ourselves.

  • Jokelopedia: The Biggest, Best, Silliest, Dumbest Joke Book Ever

    The new fourth edition of the mother of all kids joke books is no joke. Smaller in size, but still packed with every joke!"Jokelopedia" is an all-encompassing, gut-busting collection of more than 1,700 kid-friendly jokes, tongue twisters, riddles, and puns. The perfect gift for incurable jokesters, class clowns, comedians-to-be, and aspiring ventriloquists not to mention the quieter kids who still love a good laugh it features doctor jokes, robber jokes, teacher jokes, why-did-the-chicken-cross-the-road jokes, lightbulb jokes, movie star jokes, gross-out jokes, vampire jokes, and elephant jokes. Plus, it has the classics, fresh variations on the classics, and jokes with nothing classic about them. And all jokes are organized into categories for easy reference. In addition there are joke-telling pointers and tips, funny facts and pop culture references, and two dozen spotlights on favorite TV shows, books, comics, and comic actors, including" iCarly," "Diary of a Wimpy Kid," Steve Carell, and Tina Fey."

  • The Look Adult Coloring Book: An Around-the-world Fashion Coloring Book

    It's haute couleur The phenomenon of adult coloring books meets the world of fashion in The Look, a compelling fantasy tour showing scenes of chic, trendy life on the streets of the world's style capitals.

    The clothes, the hair, the accessories (including French bulldogs and graphic skateboards), the poses, the attitude, the look--here is page after page of extraordinarily detailed and lifelike line drawings of stunning women and men, young and old, wearing beautiful, stylish outfits, each image like a fashion shoot, each waiting to be colored. A ripped T-shirt and jeans in Antwerp. Animal prints and fedoras in Milan. Bold pattern-mixing on Fifth Avenue in New York City. Window-shopping in the Sixth, strolling along Shanghai's Bund. Coloring lets the reader play designer, experimenting with colors, orchestrating different contrasts and shades. It's the perfect impulse book and gift for everyone who reads Vogue, follows The Sartorialist, watches Project Runway, and lives for fashion--and wants all the pleasurable, meditative benefits of coloring, too.

  • Health Care and the Common Good: A Catholic Theory of Justice

    Health Care and the Common Good is a timely study on an important issue that affects every American. In this book, JosZ Lavastida examines the notions of common good and distributive justice as they relate to the problem of access to health care in the U.S. After providing a historical survey of health care that is critical for fully understanding the current state of affairs, Lavastida provides a thorough analysis of the theories and principles that influence the delivery of health care in the U.S. He examines the problems and proposals for reform and develops a Catholic theory of justice that emphasizes a societal obligation to provide equitable health care for all. Finally, he offers several concrete proposals for promoting just access to health care. Comprehensive in scope and passionate in nature, Lavastida's study is an indispensable source for those interested in health care reform and social justice.

  • Growing in the Church: From Birth to Death

    Growing in the Church is a synthesis of psychology and theology which demonstrates why faith is necessary even in today's world, and how it meets the needs of modern humanity. Eschewing linear logic, Buckley uses psychology as the basis for his work, which is a journey through the formation of the Christian psyche. A rich book, yet simple in concept, it will fascinate Catholics and students of religion alike.

  • Kris Jamsa's Starting With Microsoft Visual C++

    This title is aimed at those learning Microsoft Visual C++ for the first time. It covers key aspects of Visual C++. The CD-ROM includes Microsoft's Visual C++ Learning Edition.

  • Sisters and Brothers Reading Together: An Untapped Resource in Family Literacy

    Sisters and Brother Reading Together is an extension of author Marcia Baghban's work in teacher education. Baghban responds to teachers who are in search of methods that utilize aspects of family structure to aid in learning processes, especially in reading. The topic illustrates the concern of both classroom teachers and the author with the steadily increasing numbers of elementary school children at home after school, without adults but often with their siblings. Given the importance of reading aloud to children who are learning to read, siblings who can and like to read represent a population that teachers and parents can mobilize.

  • The International Cookbook for Kids

    On your mark . . . get set . . . COOK! The International Cookbook for Kids is packed with features that make cooking a snap:
    - 60 classic recipes from Italy, France, China, and Mexico
    - More than 100 full-color photographs and illustrations
    - Easy-to-follow recipe format
    - Kid-tested recipes ranging from appetizers to desserts
    - Chef's tips discussing ingredients, nutrition, and technique
    - Safety section discussing basic kitchen precautions
    - Special taco-party section

  • CultureShock! Switzerland 2012

    CultureShock! Switzerland is your companion to settling down in the land best-known for watches, chocolates and the Swiss Army knife. Despite its small size, Switzerland has a rich geographical landscape, and holds a unique position in history by virtue of its location and neutral political stand. Discover why there is more than one national language to accommodate the different cultural and ethnic groups, and why the Swiss identify closely with the canton (province) in which they live. From dealing with the authorities on tax and immigration issues to appreciating the food, culture and recreation, this book provides the practical information you will need. Let CultureShock! Switzerland help you get the most out of your stay and make it a fun, fruitful experience.

  • Strong Is the New Pretty: A Celebration of Girls Being Themselves

    Girls being fearless. Girls being silly. Girls being wild, stubborn, and proud. Girls whose faces are smeared with dirt and lit up with joy. So simple and yet so powerful, Strong Is the New Pretty celebrates, through more than 175 memorable photographs, the strength and spirit of girls being 100% themselves.

    Real beauty isn't about being a certain size, acting a certain way, wearing the right clothes, or having your hair done (or even brushed). Real beauty is about being your authentic self and owning it. Kate T. Parker is a professional photographer who finds the real beauty in girls, capturing it for all the world to see in candid and arresting images.

    A celebration, a catalog of spirit in words and smiles, an affirmation of the fact that it's what's inside you that counts, Strong Is the New Pretty conveys a powerful message for every girl, for every mother and father of a girl, for every coach and mentor and teacher, for everyone in the village that it takes to raise a strong and self-confident person.

  • The Vegetable Butcher: How to Select, Prep, Slice, Dice, and Masterfully Cook Vegetables from Artichokes to Zucchini

    Winner, IACP Cookbook Awards for Single Subject and People's Choice.

    The skills of butchery meet the world of fresh produce in this essential, inspiring guide that demystifies the world of vegetables.

    In step-by-step photographs, "vegetable butcher" Cara Mangini shows how to break down a butternut squash, cut a cauliflower into steaks, peel a tomato properly, chiffonade kale, turn carrots into coins and parsnips into matchsticks, and find the meaty heart of an artichoke.

    Additionally, more than 150 original, simple recipes put vegetables front and center, from a Kohlrabi Carpaccio to Zucchini, Sweet Corn, and Basil Penne, to a Parsnip-Ginger Layer Cake to sweeten a winter meal. It's everything you need to know to get the best out of modern, sexy, and extraordinarily delicious vegetables.

  • Handbags 2015 Gallery Calendar

    It s like carrying a new handbag every day of the year. Handbags is a showcase of pure, heart-stopping style. Photographed in full color, here are hundreds of gorgeous satchels, totes, clutches, hobos, and minaudieres to lust over. From the classic silhouettes to the newest cutting-edge designs, each one demonstrates the power of the purse.

  • Belize: Selected Proceedings from the Second Interdisciplinary Conference

    Belize, a small, newly independent country in Central America, has recently garnered a great deal of the world's attention with its commitment to the protection of the environment and its promotion of eco-tourism. This book presents a full and diverse picture of such a unique country and its history. It contains some of the best research presented at the Second Interdisciplinary Conference on Belize. The conference has succeeded in building a scholarly community for Belize scholars and in promoting the study of a country that has perhaps been unjustly understudied. The conference papers gathered in this book serve as an introduction to Belize and to current scholarship taking place in the country. Papers and their authors include: International Migration and the Ruralization of Belize, 1970-1991, Louis Woods, Joseph Perry, Jeffrey Steagall and Ronald Cossman; A History of Banking in Belize, Anthony Gabb; Predicting the Past and Preserving It for the Future: Modeling and Management of Ancient Maya Residential Sites, Scott Fedick; Population and Ethnicity of Belize, 1861, Michael Camille; The Festival of Arts: British Hunduran, Belizean, and National, Michael D. Philips.

  • Teeny's Tour of Pie: A Cookbook

    Teeny Lamothe is a young woman on a mission--and the mission is pie. Charming, passionate, determined, Teeny traveled America to work with the country's best bakers and learn their techniques, tricks, and wisdom. Now she shares the fruits of her apprenticeship--the crumbs and crusts of her crusade--in Teeny's Tour of Pie, a delectable journey into total pie immersion.

    Here are more than 55 pies, sweet and savory, plus a complete crust primer, and all of it seasoned throughout with Teeny's humor and inspiration. There are fruit pies: Strawberry Rhubarb Pie, Lemony Blueberry Crumb Pie, Rosemary-Infused Caramel Apple Pie. Cream pies: Zested Lime Curd Pie, French Silk Pie. Traditional pies--Sweet Potato Pie, Shoofly Pie, Chess Pie--and unexpected pies--Peanut Butter Brownie Pie with a Pretzel Crust, Bourbon Bacon Pecan Pie. And savory pies, too, like Thanksgiving Dinner Pie with a Stuffing Crumble. Teeny is a gifted baker and writer who demystifies every step. She explains why to add vodka to the pie crust; what to do when the dough is sticky or tears; how to cut and weave a lattice topping. There are the 5 Commandments of Crust and more than 10 no-fail crust recipes, even including one gluten-free. Plus she shows how to make "teeny" pies--her specialty, using a 5-inch pie pan--from the recipes.

    Teeny's Tour of Pie captures both the timeless, homespun appeal of pie and its very timely popularity, right down to the "bakery box" cover with its embossed "string," flaps, and spot-laminated "tape." Includes profiles of pie-makers, personal stories, and gorgeous full-color beauty shots and step-by-step photographs.

  • Biographical Encyclopedia of Twentieth Century World Leaders

    Nearly every triumph, tragedy, and change that took place in the turbulent twentieth century can be traced to the actions and convictions of individuals. This landmark five-volume set examines the lives of 483 pivotal twentieth-century figures from 98 countries. Concise and objective, it tells the remarkable story of an entire century through the deeds of extraordinary people, both good and bad. It contains 5 volumes in A-Z format. It covers a comprehensive index in each volume. It includes 483 articles featuring: capsule descriptions of the subject; education and early career, defining beliefs, philosophies, and actions; related events, organizations, and accomplishments; photograph; and bibliography. Readers of this reference will be introduced to the full range of men and women who made twentieth-century history, from the very best to the very worst, from Mother Teresa and Martin Luther King Jr. to Adolph Hitler and Idi Amin. In addition to the comprehensive index found in each volume, Volume 5 features: comprehensive essay titled "Governments and Leaders"; and Subject Indexes: Governments, profiled leaders by country, and profile leaders by achievement. "Biographical Encyclopedia of 20th Century World Leaders" is an easy-to-use, accessibly written reference set that is sure to interest students of social studies, American history, world history, government, and global studies.

  • Hangin' With Sloths 2015 Calendar

    They re furry, they re unhurried, and they wear a perpetual smile that will bowl you over with charm. From Lucy Cooke, a filmmaker, zoologist, and author of A Little Book of Sloth, Hangin with Sloths is a year of pure adorability in full color. Sloths in sleepy little piles. Sloths stretching. Sloths in trees just hanging around. The photographs capture their subjects sweet spirits in splendid detail. Captions provide sloth facts and stories about the lives of orphaned baby sloths.

  • Science, Religion, and the Meditative Mind

    Along with presentation of what might be called a meditative mind 'critique' of examples of what one reads by way of attempts to address these questions, this book highlights the importance of the truly meditative state of mind. Given meditative mind awareness, one can see the possibility of transcending, in a truly meaningful way, the limitations of much that is written today relative to science and religions and as regards the possibility of a meaningful relation between them.

  • Beyond Baby Talk: From Sounds to Sentences--A Parent's Complete Guide to Language Development

    From "Goo" to Gab — Guiding Your Child to Effective Communication
    The first five years of a child's life are the most critical for speech and language development, and, as a parent, you are your child's primary language role model. So what are the best ways to help your child develop the all-important skill of communication? Fun, easy, and engaging, this book shows you how! Inside, you'll discover all of the essential steps and checkpoints from birth through age five, tips to help your child progress on schedule, and easy methods to:
    · Evaluate and monitor your child's language development
    · Understand and deal with environmental impacts such as television and cultural styles
    · Recognize the signs of language development problems
    · And much, much more!

  • Homegrown Goodness Simple Pleasures 2017 Calendar

    Returning after a stellar debut in 2016, HOMEGROWN GOODNESS celebrates the comforts of hearth, home, and living close to the land through the art of 1canoe2, the Missouri-based letterpress company known for its modern yet homespun style. Each month features bold, energetic, full-color graphics, many combined with an uplifting hand-lettered saying. A juicy summer tomato ("Start fresh!"), a bundle of Indian corn, a festive holiday ornament ("Tis the season to be jolly"). Printed on uncoated stock and packaged with 12 full-color recipe cards, it's a gift of inspiration and beauty.

  • Nothing Is Worth More Than This Day: Finding Joy in Every Moment

    A book of inspirational quotations, Nothing Is Worth More Than This Day presents hundreds of reminders from some of the smartest people who ever lived--from Dr. Seuss to Erma Bombeck, Thich Nhat Hanh to Lena Dunham--that happiness is everywhere and the glass is half-full. It's the perfect gift of optimism, for good times and not-so-good times.

  • Really Important Stuff My Dog Has Taught Me

    Playful spaniels completely covered with snow There s no such thing as bad weather. Two happy dogs sleeping, one on top of the other Sometimes you need a pillow. Sometimes you are the pillow. The bulldog who s headfirst in her bowl Every meal is THE BEST MEAL EVER. Cynthia L. Copeland has a gift for discovering those sorts of simple, timeless lessons. She did it when her children were younger with Really Important Stuff My Kids Have Taught Me. Now she distills all-new wisdom from her lifelong love of dogs. Really Important Stuff My Dog Has Taught Me is tender, funny, warm, and utterly inspiring. Pairing an irresistible photograph with just the right sentiment, every page delivers a life lesson that appeals as much to our hearts as our minds. It reminds us again and again of what s important, like love: Be there when others need you. Compassion: Even the smallest act of kindness matters. Perseverance: Keep going until you find your way home. A healthy sense of self: Make it squeak until someone pays attention. Living in the present moment: Scratch where it itches, when it itches. And that happiness is a choice: Leap higher than you have to.

  • Paint by Sticker

    Introducing a compelling new activity for crafters and artists, doodlers and coloring book enthusiasts of all ages.

    Paint by Sticker includes everything you need to create twelve vibrant, full-color "paintings." The images--including sunflowers, a fox, a hummingbird in mid-flight, two boats on the water--are rendered in "low-poly," a computer graphics style that creates a 3-D effect. As in paint-by-number, each template is divided into dozens of spaces, each with a number that corresponds to a particular colored sticker. Find the sticker, peel it, and place it in the right space. Add the next, and the next, and the next--it's an activity that's utterly absorbing as you watch a "painting" emerge from a flat black-and-white illustration to a dazzling image with color, body, spirit.

    The pages are perforated for easy removal, making it simple to frame the completed images.

  • Complete Candida Yeast Guidebook, Revised 2nd Edition: Everything You Need to Know About Prevention, Treatment & Diet

    Is Candida Yeast Ruining Your Good Health?
    Have you been told your health problems are all in your head? Do you suffer from low energy, depression, digestive problems, and/or excessive skin irritation? If so, you may have an overgrowth of a common yeast, Candida albicans. Fueled by everything from diet to medication to environmental factors, this hidden epidemic affects as many as 90 percent of Americans and Canadians—men, women, and children alike.

    Now there are effective alternatives to your suffering. This eye-opening guide will help you conquer Candida and achieve optimal mental, physical, and emotional health. Inside, you will discover:

    • Holistic, natural, herbal, and vitamin supplements that combat Candida Yeast
    • Innovative tips for improving your lifestyle and maintaining a healthy mind and body
    • Wholesome diet and menu options that taste delicious
    • New medical and nutritional guidelines for asthma, cancer, diabetes, and more
    • Important help for overcoming:
      - Frequent headaches
      - Chronic fatigue
      - Digestive problems
      - Weight problems
      - Depression
      - Yeast Infections
      - PMS
      - Anxiety
      - Allergies

    "This comprehensive book will help the countless number of people who have searched in vain for answers." —William G. Crook, M.D., author, The Yeast Connection Handbook

    "Jeanne Marie Martin and Zoltan Rona, M.D., do a marvelous job of making a complex health concern understandable and preventable." —Ann Louise Gittleman, M.S., C.N.S., author, The Living Beauty Detox Program

    "The most comprehensive book on Candida ever written." —From the foreword by Carolyn DeMarco, M.D., author of Take Charge of Your Body

  • The 365 Stupidest Things Ever Said 2017 Calendar

    'It's a game that will ultimately be decided by the final outcome.' sportscaster Martin Tyler. The perennially bestselling calendar for 23 years, The 365 Stupidest Things Ever Said delivers a year of so-dumb-you- can't-believe-they-actually-said-it inanity from entertainers, sports stars, media personalities, and, oh, those politicians: 'A commitment and a promise are not the same thing' New Mexico governor Bruce King. Plus memorable headlines ('When Is Cinco De Mayo?'), strange insurance claims ('The pedestrian ran for the pavement, but I got him'), and helpful office signs ('Dry Paint')

  • Today Is Going to Be a Great Day! 2016 Calendar

    It's the gift of instant happiness: Every day, upbeat words are colourfully brought to life with exquisite hand lettering and vibrant graphics by today's best illustrators. Featuring a lively mix of quotes, proverbs, poems, and motivational phrases combined with fresh, appealing art, the Today Is Going to Be a Great Day! Calendar is inspiration and cheer with every glance. The pages are designed to be torn off and pinned to the wall, creating a gallery of good vibes for your home or workspace.

  • New Testament Greek

    This second edition of the workbook has been completely revised with new exercises, a new format, new charts, a new section on English derivatives for each lesson's assigned vocabulary, answers to exercises, and a review of English grammar. Designed to be useful to both beginning and intermediate students, the New Testament Greek Workbook allows for instructional flexibility in the classroom.

  • Lego Star Wars: The Complete Saga: Prima Official Game Guide

    • Detailed walkthroughs for every adventure in all six episodes!
    • Locations for all LEGO canisters, Challenge canisters, and red power bricks!
    • Exclusive maps!
    • Extensive tips for Freeplay mode!
    • New characters, vehicles, and game features revealed!
    • All-new quick reference guide with detailed information for every level!

  • A Study of Joseph Fuch's Writings on Human Nature and Morality

    Fuchs' perspective on human nature allows one to discover the rich history of moral theology in the Roman Catholic Church, past and present. The first part of the book shows Fuchs' understanding and dynamic view of human nature. In order to understand his view of morality, one needs to clearly see his view of human nature and the underlying issues of basic freedom and basic conscience.

  • Hoop Genius: How a Desperate Teacher and a Rowdy Gym Class Invented Basketball

    Taking over a rowdy gym class right before winter vacation is not something James Naismith wants to do at all. The last two teachers of this class quit in frustration. The students--a bunch of energetic young men--are bored with all the regular games and activities. Naismith needs something new, exciting, and fast to keep the class happy--or someone's going to get hurt. Saving this class is going to take a genius. Discover the true story of how Naismith invented basketball in 1891 at a school in Springfield, Massachusetts.

  • The Internal Diversification of Second Temple Judaism

    The period of Early Judaism beginning with the return from the Babylonian Exile in 538 B.C.E. to the destruction of the second temple in 70 C.E. is an enigma to many students of the Hebrew Bible and the New Testament. This era has often been overlooked as unimportant or been the victim of strongly confessional overgeneralizations. Christians have often touted the absolute uniqueness of their faith as something that replaced a jaded, outmoded Jewish religion. Jews, on the other hand, have often tended to identify Christianity as something entirely unique, a phenomenon totally unrelated to Judaism. However, the Second Temple period was one of the most prolific and creative in all of Israel's history. It was a time of unparalleled literary and theological diversity that gave rise to the powerful religious movements of Rabbinic Judaism and Early Christianity. The Internal Diversification of Second Temple Judaism provides a broad overview of the history, constituent communities, and theological innovations of the Second Temple period.

  • Encyclopedia of Nutritional Supplements: The Essential Guide for Improving Your Health Naturally

    Naturopathic physician Michael T. Murray guides readers through the often complex, conflicting information regarding nutritional supplements.

    Each chapter profiles major vitamins, minerals, essential fatty acids, nutrients, and glandular extracts, including information on the following:

    • deficiency signs / symptoms
    • recommended dietary allowance
    • beneficial effects
    • available forms
    • principal uses
    • dosage ranges
    • safety issues
    • interactions

    Based on extensive scientific research, Encyclopedia of Nutritional Supplements empowers readers to make educated decisions about which supplements to take for health conditions including cancer, arthritis, depression, high cholesterol, allergies, heart disease and more.

  • The Art of the Footnote: The Intelligent Student's Guide to the Art and Science of Annotating Texts

    The Art of the Footnote reacquaints students and writers with the footnote as the most effective method for presenting all of the information that is necessary to make every manuscript lucid for every reader. This book shows why footnotes are valuable, even essential, as a part of writing in the context of the scientific and historical methods of research; how easy it is to become thoroughly familiar with the various types of notes and when to employ them; and how to create footnotes which are both clear and helpful to the reader.

  • Twentieth-Century Journalists: America's Opinionmakers

    Twentieth-Century Journalists presents the individuals who played a significant role in influencing American thought and opinion in the years 1900-2000. The group includes reporters, editors, columnists, cartoonists, photojournalists, and broadcasters- each contributing, in a notable manner, to America's culture. If each of these individuals were notable, some have been ignored or neglected and forgotten over the past century. Author S.L Harrison, in this book, brings them back for recognition and will prove to be interesting reading and especially enlightening for students of American Journalism.

  • MojiDoku: Prima Official Game Guide

    Meet the new word puzzle with the Sudoku flair! MojiDoku will challenge and delight puzzlers of all stripes.

    •200 Puzzles!
    •Full instructions to introduce you to the MojiDoku puzzle sensation.
    •Strategy tips to help make you a MojiDoku master!

  • Dead Space: Prima Official Game Guide

    Walkthrough: Extensive step-by-step walkthrough for all 12 levels.
    Maps: Detailed maps pinpointing points of interest and equipment pickups.
    •Tactics: Learn to master your alternate powers like Kinesis and Stasis, as well as the strengths and weaknesses of all enemies and weapons and how you can exploit them.
    Achievements and Trophies: Complete list of all Xbox 360 Achievements and PlayStation 3 Trophies!

  • It's Different Every Day 2018 Calendar

    Every day is different--so why not have a calendar that's different every day too? Make 2018 a year of adventure with this one-of-a-kind, delightfully weird calendar full of random oddments--animal facts, useless lists, amusing puzzles, doodle activities--to make you laugh, wonder, reflect, and engage the world around you, every day.

  • A Year With the Local Newspaper: Understanding the Times in Aomori Japan, 1999

    Located at the northernmost end of Honshu, Aomori Prefecture is one of the few remaining undiscovered areas of Japan. In A Year With the Local Newspaper, Professor Anthony Rausch of Hirosaki University presents a year of life in Aomori, in a book both accessible and academic. Rausch has selected, edited, translated and grouped a year's worth of articles from a local Aomori newspaper into nine chapters that describe Aomori and provide for analysis of the prefecture on the basis of two contemporary sociological themes, peripherality and revitalization.

  • Current Dilemmas in Medical-Care Rationing: A Pragmatic Approach

    This unique book covers all parameters of medical-care rationing. The author discusses the reasons for medical-care rationing, the available methods for applying it, the philosophical principles used to determine how it is to be done, and finally its political realities in a democracy. Shenkin presents a balanced consideration of all issues. He makes clear why medical-care rationing problems are so difficult to resolve and why, actually, they may be irresolvable. He argues that the realities of human nature and the realities of the political process of democracy often preclude the actual accomplishment of rationing medical care. Contents: Why of All Consumer Items Should Medical Care Be Rationed Other Than By the Marketplace?; What Parts of Medical Care Need to Be Rationed?; How Can Medical Care Be Rationed: General Categorization of Methods; Specific Methods; What Principles Can Be Used to Ration Medical Care?; Final Considerations; Conclusions; References; Index.

  • Not a Buzz to Be Found: Insects in Winter

    Buzz! Zip! Zoom! When the weather is warm, insects are everywhere. But what do they do in winter? Honeybees huddle in their hive. Monarch butterflies fly south. Woolly bear caterpillars hide under leaves and snow. This book shows what twelve different insects do to survive winter's chill.

  • Africa Is Not a Country

    Enter into the daily life of children in the many countries of modern Africa. Countering stereotypes, Africa Is Not a Country celebrates the extraordinary diversity of this vibrant continent as experienced by children at home, at school, at work, and at play.

  • The Kid's Awesome Activity 2016 Calendar

    This is the colourful and completely interactive activity calendar for girls and boys, designed to spark creativity and celebrate the joy of DIY. Each month, The Kid's Awesome Activity Calendar delivers a lively but unfinished scene rife with artistic possibility. Kids will be inspired to make it their own through colouring, drawing, and decorating with over 300 included stickers. Draw an alien spaceship in March. Help a hedgehog find his way to school in September. And, in October, visit a Monster Salon to give mummies, werewolves, and vampires cool hairdos. Parents and kids can mark important dates together, making the calendar fun for the whole family.

  • Incredible and True! Fishing Stories

    Tales of disaster and revenge! Hilarious feats of bravery! Shocking acts of fish aggression! Impossible victories and crushing defeats! One hundred outrageous but true fishing stories that will wow adventurers and outdoorsman. From the merely astounding to the stretching credulity-these are fish tales that the author guarantees check out as all-true. You'll struggle along in a 37-hour fight with salmon. You'll gasp at the fisher who loses a thumb to a trout (don't worry-it turns up again!). These are tales of record-breaking catches, thousand-pound prizes, and gruelling battles in stormy seas. Ranging from one to three pages, the essays will be organized by theme: Remarkable Catches; Revenge of the Fish; Gruelling Battles; and Legends, Records, and Myths.

  • Religious Diagnosis in a Secular Society

    This book draws on extensive clinical experience to create a useful model for religious diagnosis. Clinicians and clergy will find the book useful in their care of troubled people. Contents: Foreword; Preface; Acknowledgments; Introduction: Patterns of Religious Diagnosis; Ethical Guilt: The Feeling of Blame: Being Punished, Feeling Guilty, Seeking Redress; Idolatry: The Feeling of Betrayal: Being Violated, Feeling Terror or Rage, Recovering the Hope of Ultimacy; Dread: The Feeling of Defilement: Being Abandoned, Feeling Dread, Rediscovering Joy; Summary: Diagnosis, Piety and Theology, Diagnosis and the Transcendent Function; Epilogue; Endnotes; Bibliography; Index.

  • The Collectible Teapot & Tea 2014 Calendar

    Sit down to afternoon tea with The Collectible Teapot & Tea Calendar, celebrating the cherished tradition with a dozen rare and vintage teapots photographed in charming teatime settings. From its depiction of an 18th-century Valentine scene to a table set with Wedgwood's Egyptian-style teaware, this beloved calendar is a nostalgic treat. Accompanying the photographs are tidbits of history and lore by Annabel Freyberg, writer at The World of Interiors.

  • Stepping Inside the Classroom Through Personal Narratives

    Stepping Inside the Classroom Through Personal Narratives provides a heartfelt account of the life that exists within the American classroom. It achieves this by chronicling the experiences and perceptions of two high school students and their teacher over the course of a semester art history class. In the process, it celebrates the ideas and voices of students and teachers, enabling the reader to understand their very different lives. The personal stories presented here will promote an understanding of the social and psychological aspects of education today and ultimately has the potential to contribute to the development of higher caliber learning environments.

  • The Geography Bee Complete Preparation Handbook: 1,001 Questions & Answers to Help You Win Again and Again!

    The Ultimate Geography Bee Resource Guide

    Geography Bees are hot, with millions of fourth through eighth graders competing in National Geographic—sponsored Bees every year! This indispensable guide will systematically prepare your child to beat the competition and win! Inside you'll discover:

    ·Important rules, the best strategies, and essential insider tips
    ·How to avoid the most common pitfalls
    ·Proven study techniques from teachers and parents
    ·Facts about every U.S. state and every country in the world
    ·1,001 practice Bee questions and answers
    ·And much more!

    School geography is no longer a matter of simply memorizing U.S. states and capitals. Today's students must also know the physical, political, economic, and cultural geography of the world, with current events thrown in for good measure. Because many states now mandate geography comprehension for students, this must-have resource for students, parents, and teachers will help any child become a geography whiz kid—and maybe even win a scholarship to college!

  • The Hiccupotamus

    "There was a hippopotamus who hiccupped quite-a-lotamus. And every time he got'emus... he'd fall upon his bottomus!" Calamity ensues when an elephant, a centipede, and a rhinoceros try finding a cure for Hippo's colossal case of hiccups. Author-illustrator Aaron Zenz's creativity shines through in his colored-pencil artwork in this off-the-wall read-aloud. HIC! HIC! HIC!

  • Quackery: A Brief History of the Worst Ways to Cure Everything

    What won't we try in our quest for perfect health, beauty, and the fountain of youth?

    Well, just imagine a time when doctors prescribed morphine for crying infants. When liquefied gold was touted as immortality in a glass. And when strychnine--yes, that strychnine, the one used in rat poison--was dosed like Viagra.

    Looking back with fascination, horror, and not a little dash of dark, knowing humor, Quackery recounts the lively, at times unbelievable, history of medical misfires and malpractices. Ranging from the merely weird to the outright dangerous, here are dozens of outlandish, morbidly hilarious "treatments"--conceived by doctors and scientists, by spiritualists and snake oil salesmen (yes, they literally tried to sell snake oil)--that were predicated on a range of cluelessness, trial and error, and straight-up scams. With vintage illustrations, photographs, and advertisements throughout, Quackery seamlessly combines macabre humor with science and storytelling to reveal an important and disturbing side of the ever-evolving field of medicine.


  • Photography

    Intended as a reference source for school projects, this book, which is part of a series, traces the development of photography. It describes the impact it has had on the world we live in and includes short biographies of inventors.

  • Hoops! 2014 Calendar

    Play basketball anywhere you can hang a calendar! Perfect for a hall of residence, games room, and the office. Hoops! combines a sturdy, easy-to-assemble hoop, backboard, and net with dynamic custom backdrops that take your game to a dozen fun and exotic locales. Text for every month provides fascinating basketball trivia. You'll dribble, you'll shoot, you'll score a year of pure fun!

  • Birds National Audubon Society 2017 Calendar

    Every day, a delightful sighting for birders and nature enthusiasts. From Audubon, the organization synonymous with all things avian, Birds showcases hundreds of gorgeous species from around the world, up close and in brilliant full color. A majestic Snowy Owl with intense yellow eyes. A flock of scarlet Ibises in flight. A Gentoo Penguin splashing into chilly ocean waters. Plus the iridescence of peafowl feathers and a Northern Cardinal, the backyard friend who brings instant cheer with his bright plumage and pretty song. Each bird is photographed in extraordinary detail in its natural habitat.

  • The College Dorm Survival Guide: How to Survive and Thrive in Your New Home Away from Home

    The Ultimate Guide to Surviving and Thriving in the Dorm

    Dorm life offers you a great chance to meet new people and try new things. But leaving the comforts of home for the first time to enter the roommate-having, small-room-sharing, possibly-coed-bathroom-using world of the dorms can be overwhelming and intimidating.

    The College Dorm Survival Guide offers expert advice and the inside scoop on:

    • Choosing the right residence hall for you

    • Getting along with your roommate (and handling conflict)

    • Bathroom, laundry, and dining hall survival

    • Dealing with stress, depression, and safety issues

    From avoiding the dreaded Freshman 15 to decorating your space, this informative and funny guide gives experts' advice on everything you need to know to enjoy dorm living to the fullest.

  • Welcome to the Symphony: A Musical Exploration of the Orchestra Using Beethoven's Symphony No. 5

    Please take your seat. The concert is about to begin!

    "An ideal way to introduce children to the magic of music--delightful, charming, wonderfully entertaining, beautifully illustrated."--Gerard Schwarz, Music Director, the All-Star Orchestra

    Discover what a symphony is. Who Beethoven was. What happens when a conductor takes the podium and faces of the orchestra. And when you should and shouldn't clap.
    Here is a unique, interactive introduction to the world of classical music, presenting one of the most famous symphonies ever written, by one the most famous composers who ever lived.

    With its 19-button sound panel, you'll hear the different parts and voices of the music--the beginning of Symphony No. 5, the melody, the harmony, the sounds made by a violin, a viola, a cello, a double bass, and more. And you can even sing along.

    Note to parents: The secret to raising a child to love and appreciate classical music isn't a secret at all. You just need to listen with your child and be a willing explorer. Talk about what you hear. Marvel at the sounds. Try to identify the instruments--and have fun with it!

  • Melanesian Land Tenure in a Contemporary and Philosophical Context

    This book is a comparative philosophical analysis of Melanesian communal land tenure and the 'Western' paradigm of private ownership. Inherent ideological tensions between Western development and communal ownership are highlighted while also drawing attention to conflict between principles of private ownership and environmental ethics.

  • 7 Keys to Comprehension: How to Help Your Kids Read It and Get It!

    It's simple: If children don't understand what they read, they will never embrace reading. And that limits what they can learn while in school. This fact frightens parents, worries teachers, and ultimately hurts children.

    7 Keys to Comprehension is the result of cutting-edge research. It gives parents and teachers—those who aren't already using this valuable program—practical, thoughtful advice about the seven simple thinking strategies that proficient readers use:

    • Connecting reading to their background knowledge
    • Creating sensory images
    • Asking questions
    • Drawing inferences
    • Determining what's important
    • Synthesizing ideas
    • Solving problems

    Easily understood, easily applied, and proven successful, this essential educational tool helps parents and teachers to turn reading into a fun and rewarding adventure.

  • Bad Cat 2015 Calendar

    Me-yeowza! Ten years of off-the-wall behavior, poor grooming, and nasty attitudes! Bad Cat adapted from the outrageous New York Times bestselling book is as offensive (and hilarious) as ever. Here are cats drinking out of toilets. Cats with shopping addictions. Cats waiting to pounce. Plus confused cats, crazed cats, hung-over cats, and cats with no sense of boundaries. Each feline train wreck is captured in alarming full colour.

  • A Year of Beer 2014 Calendar

    Life's too short to drink bad beer. Die-cut into the shape of a stein, A Year of Beer guarantees a year of great drinking from the clove-and-coriander-scented summer refresher Monk's Wit to Santa Fe's eye-opening Imperial Java Stout (brewed with coffee beans!) to lagers, pilsners, ales, seasonal brews, and ciders. Includes perfect pairings, trivia, recipes, quotes, and more. Cheers!

  • To Marry an English Lord

    "Marvelous and entertaining." --Julian Fellowes, creator of Downton Abbey

    Discover the true stories behind the women who inspired DowntonAbbey and NBC's The Gilded Age, the heiresses--including a Vanderbilt (railroads), a LaRoche (pharmaceuticals), and a Rogers (oil)--who staked their ground in England, swapping dollars for titles and marrying peers of the British realm. Filled with vivid personalities, grand houses, dashing earls, and a wealth of period details and quotes on the finer points of Victorian and Edwardian etiquette, To Marry an English Lord is social history at its liveliest and most accessible. Sex, snobbery, humor, social triumphs (and gaffes), are all recalled in marvelous detail, complete with parties, clothes, scandals, affairs, and 100-year-old gossip that's still scorching.

  • Shoes Gallery 2017 Calendar

    The calendar that s the perfect fit for every shoe lover s desktop, Shoes delivers a year of fabulous footwear photographed in luxuriant full color. Jerome C. Rousseau s red silk Gilliam pump with glittering gold toe. A sexy purple velvet ankle boot by Cleo B. Plus swoon-worthy designs by Sophia Webster, Minna Parikka, and Nicholas Kirkwood, Vivienne Westwood s sky-high gingham and leather platform pump, and an elegant silk brocade dancing shoe, circa 1916. It s a year of impeccable style, adapted from Linda O Keeffe s internationally bestselling book."

  • Eight Is Great

    The story of a family celebrating Hanukkah is told in clever and whimsical verse.

  • Writer's & Illustrator's Guide to Children's Book Publishers and Agents, 2nd Edition: Who They Are! What They Want! And How to Win Them Over!

    Here is the ultimate writer’s and illustrator’s reference to hundreds of publishers, editors, and agents in the world of children’s publishing. Inside is an up-to-date collection of names, addresses, phone numbers, e-mail addresses, and Web sites for the best of the best in the industry, plus all the critical basics you need to uncover the most promising publishing opportunities. You’ll also find interviews and articles from insiders who reveal the secrets to big-time success in this ultracompetitive arena. Included are listings for more than:

    • 250 book and magazine publishers and exactly what they want
    • 500 children’s book editors who will buy your work
    • 100 children’s book agents and artist reps and how to make them work for you
    • 100 contests and awards to help you break into the business
    • 100 of the best conferences and workshops

    At your fingertips is everything you need to get past the slush piles and into the hands of the real players of the children’s publishing market, including guidance, resources, and inspiration that will make the process smooth and swift. With this book and your talent, you hold the keys to being published.

  • The Illustrated Bible Verses 2016 Calendar

    Introducing a modern, appealing, exciting new idea in Bible calendars. Combining gorgeous, hand-lettered Bible verses cited chapter and verse from the New International Version with lively graphics, Illustrated Bible Verses offers inspiration with every glance. Each month will lift the spirit, soothe the soul, and encourage contemplation. 'And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.' Romans 8:28

  • Written in Blood: The Story of the Haitian People 1492-1995

    This text provides a history of Haiti from 1492 to the end of 1995.

  • The Baby Keepsake Book and Planner

    A book documenting pregnancy through your child's fourth year--and one to keep forever.

    A baby book like no other. Using totally customizable binder format that makes it easy to remove pages you don't need and add pages that make it truly your own, The Baby Keepsake Book and Planner is an all-in-one guide and personal record that takes parents from those first thrilling moments of pregnancy all the way through their child's fourth year.

    Packed with expert advice; feeding and sleep schedules; checklists and charts; and prompts for filling in medical information, milestones, and unforgettable moments--from feeling that first kick to your toddler's most hilarious conversations--it's both a super-practical organizer and a memento to keep forever.

  • Handbags 2016 Gallery Calendar

    Celebrate the power of the purse. With hundreds of sumptuous full-colour photographs, Handbags is a desktop gallery of pure luxury. Dareen Hakim's python-print lambskin Le Icon pochette. From Linda Sieto, a vibrant red architectural leather bag with layered compartments. Elegance with edge: Angel Jackson's leather Atomic Starlet satchel in graphic black and white. And Lolita Lorenzo's dazzling metal and faceted acrylic Valerie minaudiere with Art Deco inspired push lock. Plus shoulder bags, totes, clutches, evening bags, and more, all gorgeously photographed and reproduced for your dreaming pleasure.

  • Every Day Is Epic: A Guided Journal for Daydreams, Creative Rants & Bright Ideas


    It's your life, in your own words.

    In this one-year guided journal from artist Mary Kate McDevitt, every entry sparks creativity and self-reflection with inspiring prompts, upbeat affirmations, and interactive doodles. Chronicle big plans and budding ideas. Jot down daydreams or forecast your mood. Rate the day's accomplishments: major, minor, or meh? With quirky humor and vibrant illustrations, every page is a celebration of the adventures, discoveries, and joys that make your life uniquely epic.


  • The Ultimate History of Video Games: from Pong to Pokemon and beyond...the story behind the craze that touched our lives and changed the world

    Inside the Games You Grew Up with but Never Forgot
    With all the whiz, bang, pop, and shimmer of a glowing arcade. The Ultimate History of Video Games reveals everything you ever wanted to know and more about the unforgettable games that changed the world, the visionaries who made them, and the fanatics who played them. From the arcade to television and from the PC to the handheld device, video games have entraced kids at heart for nearly 30 years. And author and gaming historian Steven L. Kent has been there to record the craze from the very beginning.
    This engrossing book tells the incredible tale of how this backroom novelty transformed into a cultural phenomenon. Through meticulous research and personal interviews with hundreds of industry luminaries, you'll read firsthand accounts of how yesterday's games like Space Invaders, Centipede, and Pac-Man helped create an arcade culture that defined a generation, and how today's empires like Sony, Nintendo, and Electronic Arts have galvanized a multibillion-dollar industry and a new generation of games. Inside, you'll discover:
    ·The video game that saved Nintendo from bankruptcy
    ·The serendipitous story of Pac-Man's design
    ·The misstep that helped topple Atari's $2 billion-a-year empire
    ·The coin shortage caused by Space Invaders
    ·The fascinating reasons behind the rise, fall, and rebirth of Sega
    ·And much more!
    Entertaining, addictive, and as mesmerizing as the games it chronicles, this book is a must-have for anyone who's ever touched a joystick.

  • Liberalizing Vocational Study: Democratic Approaches to Career Education

    This book addresses a critically important question regarding human capital learning in our present neo-liberal schooling context: How can contemporary career education programs be integrated into public school curricula without impacting negatively on the liberal learning, intellectual autonomy, and democratic citizenship of students?

    To alleviate the enduring curriculum tension between liberal and vocational study, the book recommends adopting Aristotelian and Deweyan approaches to career education. While Aristotle offers a philosophy of education whose ultimate aim remains sensitive to the critical emphasis of liberal study, its content and practice must also address production objectives. Dewey was an ardent supporter of vocational education, but he rejected the social efficiency view that students should be prepared to meet the narrow human capital requirements of industry. He believed that vocational education must respect principles of democratic learning and broaden future occupational opportunities for students. Ultimately, this book suggests that the choice is not the traditional bifurcated one between liberal and vocational education, but between vocational education that is liberal and democratic, and that which is not.

  • Business Education and Training: A Value-Laden Process; Immortal Longings

    This is the eighth volume in an enlightening series on clashing values in the worlds of business and education. Containing papers co-published with the Oxford Centre for the Study of Values in Education and Business, this volume traces the most recent changes in both areas of study. Through its focus on the latest advances in technology and their impact upon universities and the world market, this work provides insight into current dialogues on values between universities, businesses and technology.

  • 2 Kinds of People: A Visual Compatibility Quiz

    It takes all kinds of people to make a world, the expression goes. But maybe it really takes only two kinds. People who put ketchup on their fries, and people who put the ketchup on the side. People who squeeze gently from the bottom, and people who manhandle the toothpaste tube.

    2 Kinds of People is the interactive visual personality quiz that's as much fun as a game. It works by showing two illustrations side by side. If you and your partner pick the same one, score it on the foldout wheel in the back, and move to the next. At the end, the number of matches determines where you fall on the Scale of Compatibility, ranging from mortal enemies to soul mates. There are 85 pairs in all, covering food, home, technology, travel, and more. It's the perfect icebreaker, a clever way to find out if you and your best friend/date/coworker and/or person you just met in a bar are compatible.

    Cup or cone? Cash or plastic? Shower or bath? Escalator or stairs? Toilet paper over, or toilet paper under? Like they say, it's the little things in life that really count.

  • The Science of Human Diversity: A History of the Pioneer Fund

    In The Science of Human Diversity, Richard Lynn gives an account of the research sponsored by the Pioneer Fund of New York. The Fund was established in 1937 by the textile millionaire Wickliffe Draper to support research in genetics, heredity and eugenics. Since its foundation, the Fund has sponsored much of the most significant research on genetic contributions to intelligence and personality. The work supported by the Fund has been on both the individual and race differences. The Fund has frequently been attacked for supporting work regarded as controversial. In this book, Lynn sets the record straight by providing a history of the individuals supported by the Fund and their work.

  • Brain Quest Grade 5

    The ultimate 5th-grade workbook, with hundreds of curriculum-based activities, exercises, and games in every subject! From Brain Quest, America's #1 educational bestseller with over 45 million books sold.

    It's fun to be smart! Loved by kids, teacher approved, and parent trusted, Brain Quest Grade 5 Workbook reviews and reinforces what kids are learning in the classroom in an instantly engaging, entertaining way. Each page is jam packed with hands-on activities and games covering spelling and vocabulary, language arts, math skills and word problems, multiplication and division, fraction and decimals, social studies, and much, much more--with friendly illustrations throughout.

    Aligned with Common Core State Standards and expertly vetted by award-winning teachers, this workbook is designed to appeal to kids' natural curiosity, with interactive layouts and easy-to-follow explanations that take the intimidation out of learning. Plus, it's written to help parents follow along and explain key concepts for homework help! With colorful stickers, a fold-out poster, award certificate, and Brain Quest Mini Decks in the back.

  • Metroid Prime Trilogy (Wii): Prima Official Game Guide

    Trilogy Walkthrough:
    Don't just settle for one Prime guide — get all three! Our walkthroughs for Metroid Prime 1–3 have been carefully crafted to lead you step by step through Samus Aran's most challenging adventures. Solve every puzzle and annihilate every foe as you follow along, claiming suit upgrades and weapon expansions at the most convenient times!

    Labeled Maps:

    In addition to our walkthroughs, there are enhanced 3-D maps of every world Samus explores throughout the epic Metroid Prime: Trilogy. Use them to identify upcoming goodies or quickly track down something vital. Each map is fully labeled with all items of interest, using numbered icons that correspond to the walkthrough and checklists.

    Checklists and Extras:
    With well over 300 upgrades, expansions, and log entries for you to accumulate in Metroid Prime: Trilogy, you'll find loads of quick-reference checklists kept in one convenient place at the back of the guide. You'll never miss a thing!

  • Jokelopedia: The Biggest, Best, Silliest, Dumbest Joke Book Ever!

    It's the mother of all kids' joke books--an all-encompassing, gut-busting, and bestselling collection of more than 1,700 jokes, tongue-twisters, riddles, and puns for all occasions.

    Here are 61 elephant jokes, including: What did the elephant say when he walked into the post office? / Ouch! Dozens of knock-knock jokes, like: Knock-knock. / Who's there? / Doris. / Doris who? / Doris locked. That's why I knocked! Plus teacher jokes and creature jokes, doctor jokes and robber jokes, food jokes, gross jokes, why-did-the-chicken-cross-the-road jokes, and name-game jokes: What do you call a man in a tiger's cage? / Claude.

    And for all aspiring comedians, there are joke-telling pointers and tips, funny facts, and spotlights on comic TV shows, books, and actors, from Steve Carell to Tina Fey to SpongeBob Squarepants. It's the ultimate gift for the incurable jokester.

  • How to Tell a Story: 1 Book + 20 Story Blocks = a Million Adventures

    Introducing an incredible storytelling package--a full-color, 144-page book paired with a collection of 20 six-sided, beautifully illustrated storytelling cubes that make it easy for any imaginative child (and that is every child) to start creating wonderful stories. Roll the blocks, and you can make anything happen, to anyone, anyplace in this or any other world.

    The book is a guide to the principles of creative storytelling. It covers the essential elements like conflict--that thing that no one likes in real life, but without which no story could ever start--characters, motivation, dialogue, theme, and, of course, the climax. As you turn the pages, you'll be prompted to roll the story blocks. And that's when the magic starts to happen.

    The blocks are coded by color, each loosely associated with a part of speech. A simple exercise about motivation, for example, asks the reader to roll the blocks and find one red block (person or animal) "who wanted nothing more in this world than to" one green block (action). Depending on the outcome, the reader might end up telling a tale of a cowboy who just wanted to dance or a mummy who wanted to race cars.

    How to Tell a Story combines the surprising whimsy of Mad Libs with the compelling fun of storytelling cubes. Its exercises and games will have readers mastering the basics of storytelling while exercising their creative muscles. And who knows where that journey will end?

  • The Einstein Factor: A Proven New Method for Increasing Your Intelligence

    "The Einstein Factor liberates mental abilities you didn’t know you had. I tried the techniques in the book and they paid off instantly. It’s almost scary." —Duncan Maxwell Anderson, senior editor, Success.

    New research suggests that the superior achievements of famous thinkers may have been more the result of mental conditioning than genetic superiority. Now you can learn to condition your mind in the same way and improve your performance in virtually all aspects of mental ability, including memory, quickness, IQ, and learning capacity.

    Intelligence pioneer Dr. Win Wenger has identified the tools you need to reach greater levels of sharpness, insight, and overall intelligence. Using Wenger’s Image Streaming technique, you learn to bypass inhibitions and access the hypernormal capabilities hidden in your own subconscious. Discover how you can:

    • Improve your memory
    • Read faster and learn more quickly
    • Solve problems like a genius
    • Score higher on tests
    • Build self-esteem
    • Induce a state of total creative absorption
    • Access powerful subconscious insights through visualization
    • Increase your intelligence

    The Einstein Factor is your key to living an extraordinarily effective and creative life!

  • Origami 2016 Calendar

    Origami Calendar is a complete origami kit in a calendar a full year of entertainment for paper-folding experts and newbies alike. Fold a Flapping Butterfly, a Rabbit, a Samurai helmet, an intricate Lotus Flower. Plus all manner of boats, birds, and fun folds using dollar bills and newspapers. On every page is a lively model explained in easy-to-follow step-by-step instructions and illustrations. The perfectly square, brightly printed solid and patterned pages double as folding paper. Packaged with the calendar is an origami key offering helpful hints and basic folds.

  • Genghis Khan (Mc Classic Illustrated Biography)

    As a boy, Genghis Khan inherited the role of leader after his father's death. As a man, he earned it--by fiercely protecting his people, no matter the cost, and by demanding total loyalty from those he led. His is a story of courage and survival, sacrifice and death. The boy who became the great Genghis Khan would take his people from the brink of survival to near-world domination--and lead the largest empire ever created in the lifetime of one man.

    Based on both history and legend, Demi's classic story takes readers into a world of battle and victory--and shows why Genghis Khan has gone down in history as the greatest conqueror of all time.

  • The Power of Iranian Narratives: A Thousand Years of Healing

    This book examines how, through the mediation of past history and current cultural and professional experience, selected Iranian professionals who came to the United States after the 1979 Islamic Revolution, created new identities and possibilities for the future. The stories and experiences of these individuals speak of elements that have contributed to Iranians' view of themselves and their relationship with one another. The study touches upon the conflict between Iranians' national/cultural and religious identities and explains how individuals' understanding of power and capacity to act is interrelated with the sequences, continuity, and preservation of historical events. Furthermore, it describes how, through interpretation and re-interpretation of narratives, individuals and communities can reflect upon their understanding and ownership of power and make changes that reconnect and empower them in the future. The power of narrative is a medium to initiate a long overdue dialogue amongst Iranians that could help heal the history of a thousand years.

  • The First Year of Homeschooling Your Child: Your Complete Guide to Getting Off to the Right Start

    Homeschool the right way from day one.
    Are you considering homeschooling for your family? Today, many parents recognize that their child's school options are limited, inadequate, or even dangerous, and an increasing number are turning to homeschooling. But where do you start and how do you ensure the highest-quality educational experience, especially in that pivotal first year?
    This comprehensive guide will help you determine the appropriate first steps, build your own educational philosophy, and discover the best ways to cater to your child's specific learning style, including:
    ·When, why, and how to get started
    ·The best ways to develop an effective curriculum, assess your child's progress, and navigate local regulations
    ·Kid-tested and parent-approved learning activities for all age levels
    ·Simple strategies for developing an independent child and strengthening family and social relationships
    ·And much, much more!
    "To the thousands of requests we receive for help from families new to homeschooling, we will now recommend this warm and knowledgeable book. It will ensure that all families make it to the second year—including yours!" —Elizabeth Kanna, editor in chief, Homeschool.com
    "Linda Dobson addresses all the issues facing parents as they consider the task of homeschooling over other educational options. Those who wonder whether they really can or want to do the job will find unique perspectives in this well-researched work."—Beverly K. Eakman, author and cofounder, National Education Consortium

  • Dragon Age: Origins Collector's Edition: Prima Official Game Guide

    Lore: Learn the story leading up to this epic struggle that can't be found anywhere else.
    Interviews: Step behind the scenes with revealing interviews with the development team.
    Art: Our stunning art section showcases the best artwork Dragon Age has to offer.
    Hard Cover: Rugged Hardcover edition for extra durability.
    Guide: Includes the complete Dragon Age: Origins strategy guide.
    Signed Cover: Signatures from the entire Dragon Age development team appear on the inside front and back cover to add to the custom Collector's look and feel.

  • Essays on Communication & Spirituality: Contributions to a New Discourse on Communication

    The goal of Essays on Communication & Spirituality is to expand students' understanding of communication theory and inquiry. The editor and contributors aim to present the beginning position of an emerging discourse in the communication field. The collection's essays explore the potential contribution of spirituality for the study of communication. They also examine and illustrate how scholarly work that is premised on such spiritual assumptions reshapes our understanding of communication. Essays on Communication & Spirituality is intended as a supplemental text for any foundational communication course that explores different understandings of communication.

  • Bad Cat 2014 Calendar

    So bad, yet oh-so-hilarious - say hello to hundreds of feline train wrecks. Adapted from the bestselling book Bad Cat, this calendar features cats hiding in bags, cats defiling houseplants, cats tricking the family dog, sluggish cats, out-of-control cats, surly cats, cats who have let themselves go (and don't give a damn). 'Cute' isn t part of these kitties' vocabulary.

  • Engaging Africa: Washington and the Fall of Portugal's Colonial Empire

    Engaging Africa: Washington and the Fall of Portugal's Colonial Empire tells the story of how successive administrations? Kennedy, Johnson, Nixon and Ford? tried to maintain the confidence of their N.A.T.O. ally, Portugal, while facilitating the process of decolonization in Angola and Mozambique. Ultimately becoming an epic battle of democracy versus dictatorship, African nationalism versus geo-strategic pre-eminence, and East versus West, this book, largely based on primary sources, tells the story of one of the Cold War's most intense confrontations.

  • The Secret Garden 2016 Calendar

    With every glance, enter a private sanctuary insulated from the outside world: lush with greenery and blooming flowers, filled with soothing sounds of birdsong, overlaid with shifting patterns of sun and shade. Each month, The Secret Garden Calendar showcases a verdant garden retreat beautifully photographed in full colour. Fragile blossoms stand out against a display thick with grapevines. A fragrant rose arbor invites meditation and a glass of wine at day's end. And a carpet of blazing fall leaves announces a grand finale to a year of riotous colour. Gardening quotations and appreciations accompany the photographs.

  • Homeschoolers' College Admissions Handbook: Preparing 12- to 18-Year-Olds for Success in the College of Their Choice

    Everything You Need to Prepare Your Homeschooler for College Success
    The transition from homeschooling children to preparing them for success in college deserves both planning and preparation. As the parent of a homeschooler, you have many issues to consider besides academic excellence: fulfilling other people's expectations and standards, tackling standardized tests and application essays, and introducing your homeschooler to the atmosphere of a college campus.
    Now you can direct your child confidently and effectively. This important addition to Prima's acclaimed homeschooling series is filled with tips and insider advice from homeschooling families whose children now attend the schools of their choice. Inside are the answers to your questions, including how to:
    ·Decide what type of college is right for your homeschooler
    ·Develop the proper college-preparatory curriculum for your child
    ·Learn what colleges expect from homeschooled applicants
    ·Prepare your homeschooler for the admissions process
    "Cafi Cohen is THE source for the high school homeschooler looking to apply to his or her favorite college." —Manfred Smith, president and founder, Maryland Home Education Association
    "Don't start homeschooling your college-bound teenager without this book. Cafi Cohen is your homeschooler's personal guidance counselor." —Maureen McCaffery, editor in chief, Homeschooling Today
    "A must-read for homeschool parents exploring higher-education options for their children. This book will equip, encourage, and empower parents and their students." —Tom Ertz, director, Marion (Iowa) Home School Assistance Program
    "An outstanding resource for homeschooling teens and their parents. With its invaluable resource listings and handy checklists, this book will allay many of the concerns of college-bound homeschoolers." —Jeanne Biggerstaff, homeschooling parent and president, Oregon Home Education Network
    "If you are homeschooling a child and wonder about college, then read this book!" —Billy and Nancy Greer, Fun Books

  • CultureShock! Singapore: A Survival Guide to Customs and Etiquette

    A Survival Guide to Customs and Etiquette in Singapore

  • Paint by Sticker Kids

    Paint your masterpiece with stickers!

    Step 1: Find the sticker

    Step 2: Peel the sticker

    Step 3: Place the sticker

    ....and watch your painting come to life!

    Includes everything you need to create ten sticker paintings on study card stock. Plus, all the pages are perforated--making it easy to tear out each finished work to frame and share!

  • Today Is Going to Be a Great Day! 2015 Poster Calendar

    With oversize pages designed to be removed, framed, and displayed, Today Is Going to Be a Great Day! Poster Calendar transforms any wall into a gallery of beauty and inspiration. Here are a dozen lively mottos dressed up in original lettering and art, for an effect that s totally fresh and a delight for the eyes and the spirit. Each month s poster is perforated for clean removal and fits into a standard 11 x 14 frame.

  • One-Hour Cheese: Ricotta, Mozzarella, Chevre, Paneer - Even Burrata. Fresh and Simple Cheeses You Can Make in an Hour or Less!

    One-Hour Cheese is a friendly, unintimidating, absolute beginner s guide to making cheese at home that includes everything you need to know to make 16 original cheeses in less than 60 minutes each, plus recipes for serving suggestions, accompaniments for building your own fresh cheese plate, and 3 bonus DIY Dairy essentials (yogurt, butter, and ghee). Instructions are fully illustrated with step-by-step colour photos to yield maximum, foolproof results.

    The one-hour cheeses are separated into three categories: Creamy and Spreadable (Meyer Lemon Ricotta, Fromage Facile, French Kisses, Classic Cottage Cheese), Firm and Crumbly (Curried Paneer, Honeyed Toast Cheese, Chivo Fresco, Ale-Washed Squeakies), and Melty and Chewy (Raw Mozzarella, Favourite Melty Mozzarella, Triple Pepper Jack, Pizza Filata, Chipotle Lime Oaxaca, Brown Butter Burrata, Haloumi? Halou-you!, Smoky Cheater). One-Hour Cheese demands little investment in the way of time or money but yields results high in quality.

  • Notebook of a Native Washingtonian

    Notebook of a Native Washingtonian is Gilbert Hahn's follow-up to The Notebook of an Amateur Politician (and How He Began the D.C. Subway) (Lexington Books, 2002). A Washington lawyer for over fifty years, Hahn has had a lifetime interest in the welfare of the District of Columbia and his fellow Washingtonians. This book chronicles Hahn's social and political life as a native Washingtonian.

  • Noble Gases

    Every single thing and person consists of elements, and this informative series will help young readers understand just how important the elements are and what role they play in the science of chemistry. Enhanced by easy-to-follow diagrams and full-color illustrations, the text explains how elements behave, their individual characteristics and their importance in everyday life. In addition to informative fact boxes, each volume also contains Did You Know features which explore topics such as why carbon makes soft drinks fizz. A wonderfully balanced combination of color photographs, paintings and drawings enhance the text and assist in learning about each element.

  • 365 Tiny Paper Airplanes 2014 Calendar

    Adapted from the bestselling World Record Paper Airplane book series, Tiny Paper Airplanes offers mischief-makers and kids-at-heart a year of zippy, palm-sized airplanes to fold and let soar. Each day's model boasts eye-popping, full-colour graphics and is based on one of thirty aerodynamic designs. Fly them at home, fly them at work, fly them in the classroom (if you dare). Detailed folding instructions included.

  • Paint by Sticker Masterpieces: Re-Create 12 Iconic Artworks One Sticker at a Time!

    Paint by Sticker is a compelling new activity for crafters and artists, doodlers and coloring book enthusiasts of all ages. Masterpieces encourages everyone to channel their inner da Vinci and create twelve iconic works of art.

    Paint by Sticker Masterpieces includes everything you need to create twelve vibrant, full-color "paintings"--the stickers, the templates, the intuitive directions. The works include The Birth of Venus, by Sandro Botticelli, The Creation of Adam, by Michelangelo, Mona Lisa, by Leonardo da Vinci, Girl with a Pearl Earring, by Johannes Vermeer, Napoleon at Saint-Bernard Pass, by Jacques-Louis David, The Great Wave off Kanagawa, by Katsushika Hokusai, Houses of Parliament, Sunlight Effect, by Claude Monet, Still Life with Apples and a Pot of Primroses, by Paul Cezanne, Dance at Bougival, by Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Bedroom in Arles, by Vincent van Gogh, Breezing Up (A Fair Wind), by Winslow Homer, and the stunning study in color, Flaming June, by Frederic Leighton.

    The cardstock pages are perforated for easy removal, making it easy to frame the completed images.

  • 100 Illustrated Bible Verses: Inspiring Words. Beautiful Art.

    The strong God of Exodus. The ancient poetry of the Psalms, and the eternal teachings of Proverbs. Matthew, Mark, Luke, and the mystical beauty of John. The new heaven and earth of Revelation.

    Bible verses--an enduring source of guidance, peace, and rejuvenation--are here given a very special treatment in colorful letterpress illustrations that bring each phrase to life in a fresh and meaningful way. The verses are drawn from seven translations (including the New International Version, The New Revised Standard Version, and The King James Bible) and arranged in order, beginning with Genesis 1:1. These selections include 100 of the most distinctly meaningful passages of the Old and New Testament, made even more powerful through the transformative lens of art.

    Like a contemporary update on medieval illuminated manuscripts, the book combines the timeless words of the Bible with timely artwork--in this case, hand-lettering and illustration in a variety of beautiful styles and remarkable aesthetics from 25 contemporary artists. It's a new and vibrant way to experience the living word.

  • Three Roads South: Search for a Latin American Cultural Identity

    Three Roads South: Search for a Latin American Cultural Identity, the English edition of Tres caminos hacia el sur, offers as before, but to a broader readership, three different approaches to understanding Latin American culture.

  • Mirror's Edge: Prima Official Game Guide

    • Complete Strategy Guide
    • Detailed labeled maps
    • Locations of every collectable
    • Strategy for every building and every enemy encounter
    • In-dept DICE Studio Profile Paired with Exciting Behind the Scenes Info
    • 30+ pages of behind the scenes content
    • Stunning concept art
    • Revealing interviews with the developers of your favorite DICE titles
    • Photo tour of the DICE Studio
    • Beautifully labeled maps detailing every hidden package, foothold, and leap of faith
    • Pro-tips and strategy to help you complete every Xbox 360 Achievement and PlayStation 3 Trophy
    • Locate every package and follow the quickest route to the drop off point
    • Become the master of your environment with multiple strategies for every enemy encounter–the choice is yours

  • Journey into Kazakhstan: The True Face of the Nazabayev Regime

    Since independence in 1991, Kazakhstan, the second largest of the former 15 Soviet Republics, stretching across 3500 kilometers, has been descending into a social and economic abyss. The decline is more tragic because it was the most Westernized of the Soviet Central Asian republics. In Journey into Kazakhstan, the author travels to different regions - the Aral Sea, the Caspian region, the vast central steppelands, the Semipalatinsk Nuclear Polygon, Karaganda, built by Stalin labour camp prisoners, ravaged industrial towns like Shymkent and Kentau, and collapsing state farms. Through on-the-spot reporting the reader will witness how an entire society is descending rapidly back to the pre-industrial era on account of misgovernance and malfeasance and the collapse of education and social welfare.

  • Today Is Going to Be a Great Day! 2018 Calendar

    Seize the day--joyfully! Every page offers an uplifting quote or affirmation, brought to life with bold color, graphic design, and expert hand-lettering by over 30 illustrators. There are words of cheer, inspiration, and wisdom, with daily reminders to keep an open mind; to notice the small things; to be patient with yourself; to make your own magic. A foolproof mood booster, it's instant happiness in a box.

  • 365 New Words Notepad + 2016 Calendar

    Stay organized and improve your vocabulary with a smart and useful word, every day. A brand-new calendar from the experts at Merriam-Webster 365 New Words combines an enlightening, inspiring, or just-plain-fun word with lots of space on each page for jotting down lists, reminders, schedules, and doodles. Entries are fascinatingly detailed, with orthography and pronunciation guide, definition, miscellany, and an apposite sample sentence. Perfect for the desktops of students, writers, readers, teachers, and anyone who wants to boost his or her language skills.

  • Responses of Jamaican and American Deaf Groups to Stigma: A Critical Interpretive Approach

    Responses of Jamaican and American Deaf Groups to Stigma asserts that Goffman's 1963 theory of stigma does not account for cultural variables which affect how deaf individuals deal with the perception that deafness is negatively different and that deaf individuals in selected cultures use different rules to contend with this perception. The people studied for this book were between eighteen and twenty-two years of age, and were from educational institutions in Jamaica and the United States. The book reveals several important points. First, that stigma is transactional. Deaf persons locate stigma in the sender, as they exert control over their communication interactions, they become agents in the transaction between themselves and hearing persons. Second, deaf persons who regard themselves as part of the deaf culture are proud of their cultural identity and do not defensively cower as Goffman suggests. And third, the metatheoretical assumptions of the interpretive paradigm guided the study to facilitate the emergence of another perspective on stigma from the voices of deaf persons themselves and not from a nomothetic covering law. The book also makes several suggestions to the Jamaican Government, African American and White American researchers who are deaf, as well as to the historically Black college, Howard University, to facilitate communication between the deaf and hearing cultures.

  • Historical Political Economy of Washington, D.C.

    This collection of papers, presented November 22, 1999 at Howard University, presents a wide range of findings on the political-economic system of Washington, D.C. Prefaced by an introduction to the field of Political Economy for the general reader, the book presents chapters in chronological order, beginning with the communal system and concluding with today's post-industrial/service system which permeates the District. Each chapter concludes with a discussion of the classical and radical perspectives on the historical period.

  • The Self-Employed Woman's Guide to Launching a Home-Based Business: Everything You Need to Know About Getting Started on the Road to Success

    Step-by-Step Advice on Making Your Home-Business Dreams a Reality
    From Priscilla Y. Huff, the leading expert on home businesses for women, The Self-Employed Woman's Guide to Launching a Home-Based Business is your step-by-step resource to getting the business of your dreams up and started in no time. Packed with expert advice and nitty-gritty details about what it takes to run a successful home-based business, this book will show you how to:
    ·Prepare—physically and mentally—for a new career from home
    ·Balance work and family time for maximum enjoyment—and minimum stress
    ·Find and fill out the proper tax, license, and insurance forms
    ·Handle customers and bring in new business
    ·Implement creative and effective marketing plans
    ·Manage your finances and accounting with ease
    ·And much, much more!
    Filled with valuable resources and profiles of successful home-based entrepreneurs, this book answers all your questions about starting an enjoyable and profitable venture.

  • The Collectible Teapot & Tea 2016 Calendar

    It's as comforting and cherished as the tradition it upholds. Each month, The Collectible Teapot & Tea Calendar invites the reader to sit down to a beautifully arranged teatime setting spread with delectable sweets and nibbles, fresh flowers, and the centrepiece of the table a gorgeous vintage tea set. Pour from an early Delft pot at a Dutch farmhouse table, complete with waffles and honey. A teapot designed to mark the coronation of England's King George V, alongside scones and Union Jack flags. And a Victorian Valentine tea set ideal for an afternoon spot of tea with the apple of your eye. Accompanying the full-colour photographs are delicious nuggets of history and lore from House Beautiful executive editor Shax Riegler.

  • Culture in Action

    This collection of new studies in ethnomethodology addresses sociology's classical questions by developing that strand of ethnomethodological inquiry dealing with membership categorization. This book provides detailed studies of members' use of membership categories across various settings from the O.J. Simpson trial, via T.V. commercials and news headlines, to school staff and referral meetings. The studies show that category use is occasional, that culture is always internal to action; accordingly sociology's key theoretical problems and substantive areas are re-specified in terms of members' methods of membership categorization. This is the first collection of original, unpublished studies by internationally renowned practitioners of ethnomethodology of members' uses of the descriptive resources of language to describe persons. Co-published with The International Institute for Ethnomethodology and Conversation Analysis.

  • Binary Economics: The New Paradigm

    Binary Economics presents a new paradigm which founds a practical new economics and a unifying new politics that enable people to understand and realize their essential rights and responsibilities in a market economy. This paradigm recognizes that capital has a potent productive and distributive relationship to growth, and by democratically extending the efficient means to acquire capital to all people using the earnings of capital on market principles, binary economics offers many important benefits beyond those provided by conventional economics. The authors present this concept as new hope for solving seemingly intractable problems of economic efficiency, distribution, and justice not solved by conventional economic theories and practices, while enabling people to understand and realize their essential rights and responsibilities in a market economy. The binary paradigm allows cooperation with governments to make modest reforms to existing capital markets so that all people can acquire capital using the earnings of capital and offering the market foundation for many important benefits, including substantial, sustainable growth; more equal opportunity and social justice; increased earning power for the poor, working and middle class people; a greener environment; individual autonomy; strong families and communities; strengthened democracy; and voluntary control of population levels.

  • Churchill on Leadership: Executive Success in the Face of Adversity

    Success often depends on the strength of a single quality: leadership. Winston Churchill is universally recognized as one of the 20th century's great political leaders and his words ring just as true in the world of commerce. A wise, witty, and inspiring leader, Churchill ran Great Britain like a great corporation.

    "Perhaps the finest book on practical leadership ever written." — Brian Tracy

    Churchill on Leadership demonstrates that the principles that guided Churchill ably translate to private industry today. Author Steven F. Hayward gives strong evidence that, if you remove Churchill from his political context, he would have the resume to be among the great business leaders of any age. Churchill:

    • was a financier (as chancellor of the Exechequer) and labor negotiator (as home secretary)
    • managed a large transportation network (as head of the British Navy) and far-flung property holdings (as colonial secretary)
    • persevered through bankruptcies and other financial disasters
    • conceived and introduced innovative new products over the opposition of his colleagues, and reorganized major production operations in the midst of crisis.

    With wit and insight, Hayward reveals Churchill's secrets for business success from assembling and inspiring a first-rate team to preparing a wise budget, from communicating a vision to structuring effective meetings, from acting decisively to rebounding from a failure. Laced with epochal events from the historical stage, enlivened with stimulating speculation, and leavened with wit, Churchill on Leadership is both an enjoyable read and a thought-provoking lesson on leadership.

  • Christian Anthropology and Sexual Ethics

    Benedict Guevin, in Christian Anthropology and Sexual Ethics, presents a Catholic Christian understanding of the person. Based specifically on the area of sexuality, Guevin suggests that one cannot understand human sexuality apart from a Christian theological anthropology. He examines the role of Natural Law and Liturgy in forming the virtue of chastity. He presents the positive orientation of the Church's sexual ethics; positive, because it is based on an anthropology which is, itself, positive: both with respect to its origin in the Blessed Trinity and with respect to its end which is the eternal vision of God.

  • Your First Year in Network Marketing: Overcome Your Fears, Experience Success, and Achieve Your Dreams!

    How to Keep the Dream Alive!
    Network marketing is one of the fastest-growing career opportunities in the United States. Millions of people just like you have abandoned dead-end jobs for the chance to achieve the dream of growing their own businesses. What many of them find, however, is that the first year in network marketing is often the most challenging—and, for some, the most discouraging.
    Here, Mark Yarnell and Rene Reid Yarnell, two of the industry's most respected and successful professionals, offer you strategies on how to overcome those first-year obstacles and position yourself for lifelong success. The Yarnells provide you with a wealth of savvy advice on everything you need to know to succeed in network marketing, such as proven systems for recruiting, training, growing and supporting your downline, and much more.
    In an easy, step-by-step approach, you will learn how to:
    ·Deal with rejection
    ·Recruit and train
    ·Avoid overmanaging your downline
    ·Remain focused
    ·Stay enthusiastic
    ·Avoid unrealistic expectations
    ·Conduct those in-home meetings
    ·Ease out of another profession
    You owe it to yourself to read this inspiring book!
    "This will be the Bible of Network Marketing."
    — Doug Wead, former special assistant to the president, the Bush Administration

  • Managing With Microsoft Project 2000

    From scheduling resources to monitoring costs to improving communications via the Internet, this book shows readers the direct route to profitability using Microsoft's best-selling Project 2000. Readers quickly learn the best methods to cut costs, get more done with fewer team members, and build a track record of timeliness and reliability.

  • Housekeeping Secrets My Mother Never Taught Me

    Master the Art of Keeping House—the Easy Way!
    Everyone loves a clean and well-kept house. But these days most people don't have time to clean thoroughly, keep up with laundry, decorate properly, and actually enjoy their home. Caught in the vacuum of life, our home skills are lacking—and it shows!
    This lifesaver of a book provides all the essential secrets, basic instructions, and creative tricks on the best ways to keep house, from laundry and housecleaning to floor and carpet care and minor home repairs. Whether you are single, married, a house owner or apartment dweller, you will discover how to efficiently take care of your home, as well as yourself!
    Mom's favorite housekeeping secrets include:
    ·How to clean, room-by-room
    ·Must-have supplies and how to make them yourself
    ·Speedy tips and tricks to prepare the house for unexpected guests
    ·Decorating secrets for a stunning presentation
    ·And many more!
    "I have been housekeeping for 31 years and I learned something new on every page!" —Deniece Schofield, author, Confessions of an Organized Homemaker

  • Daddy, We Need You Now!: A Primer on African-American Male Socialization

    Daddy, We Need You Now! focuses on the Black family and the patterns of socialization within it. It validates the role of 'responsible' fathers and provides empirical evidence that responsible fathers will make a positive difference in the lives of Black youth. It is a pragmatic manual for dealing with African-American social mobility, education patterns, and familial socialization. This book does not dwell on racism, class or the caste system, but rather on the role of the 'responsible' father who can make a positive difference in the lives of his children.

  • The Food Lover's Guide to Paris: The Best Restaurants, Bistros, Cafes, Markets, Bakeries, and More

    The book that cracks the code, from the incomparable Patricia Wells. An acclaimed authority on French cuisine, Ms. Wells has spent more than 30 years in Paris, many as former restaurant critic for The International Herald Tribune. Now her revered Food Lover s Guide to Paris is back in a completely revised, brand-new edition. In 457 entries 345 new to this edition, plus 112 revisited and reviewed classics The Food Lover s Guide to Paris offers an elegantly written go-to guide to the very best restaurants, cafes, wine bars, and bistros in Paris, as well as where to find the flakiest croissants, earthiest charcuteries, sublimest cheese, most ethereal macarons, and impeccable outdoor markets. The genius of the book is Ms. Wells s meritocratic spirit. Whether you re looking for a before-you-die Michelin three-star experience (Guy Savoy, perhaps, or Restaurant Alain Ducasse au Plaza Athenee) or wanting to sample the new bistronomy (Bistrot Paul Bert, Le Comptoir du Relais) or craving something simple and perfect (L As du Fallafel, or Breizh Cafe for crepes), Patricia Wells tells you exactly where to go and why you should go there. You no longer have to rely on the iffy reviews of Yelp or Trip Advisor. Included are 40 recipes from some of her favourite chefs and purveyors and, of course, all the practical information: addresses, websites, email, hours, closest metro stop, specialties, and more.

  • 365 Days of Baseball Trivia! 2016 Calendar

    Packed with stats, quotes, and trivia tidbits, it's the must-have calendar for MLB fanatics. How many road games have the Twins won in their three World Series appearances? Which Hall of Famer hit a home run in his first career at bat? Who led in all Triple Crown categories the latest in the season without winning? It's obsessive!

  • From Pacesetters to Dropouts: Post-Soviet Youth in Comparative Perspective

    The book is a combined effort of scholars who participated in a conference entitled "Post-Soviet Youth: A Comparative Study." The book focuses on the post-perestroika period, a time of great instability and change on the national and individual level. It analyzes the effect of this dynamic on youth, who in the transitional phase of adolescence are particularly susceptible to social disruption. The scope includes not only youth who remained in the former Soviet Union but also those who emigrated to the West- Israel, Germany, the U.S. and Greece. It was considered important to place this study in a cross-cultural framework in order to differentiate between local influences and the common denominators from the Soviet background. From Pacesetters to Dropouts offers an important contribution to the study of the effect of a particular form of socialization on youth in a period of stress and change. It is relevant not only to understanding the changes undergone by an important segment of society in the former Soviet Union but also to studying the experience of other immigrant groupings in an era characterized by widespread migration.

  • Electronic Day Trading Made Easy, Revised and Expanded

    With new trading software and technology, changes in regulations and expansions in broker services, traders now have more choices of what, where and when to trade than ever before. In this revised and expanded edition, readers can find everything they need to be smart traders in today's markets, from how to get started to how to use new trading strategies for maximum advantage.

    Electronic Day Trading Made Easy

    is an indispensible resource for traders and investors at all levels.

  • Culture Shock! Korea: A Survival Guide to Customs and Etiquette

    "The CultureShock!" series is a dynamic and indispensable range of guides for those travellers who are looking to truly understand the countries they are visiting. Each title explains the customs, traditions, social and business etiquette in a lively and informative style. "CultureShock!" authors, all of whom have experienced the joys and pitfalls of cultural adaptation, are ideally placed to provide warm and informative advice to those who seek to integrate seamlessly into diverse cultures. The books in this series have a friendly and honest writing style and are full of personal experiences, practical advice and useful information. Each "CultureShock!" book contains: insights into the people and their culture and traditions; advice on adapting into the local environment; linguistic help and hints on how to learn the language and do business; a useful list of foreign words and phrases and a comprehensive resource guide; and how to get the most out of your travel experience.

  • Culture Shock! Korea: A Survival Guide to Customs and Etiquette

    CultureShock! Korea provides valuable insight into a country where the customs and rules are very different from most other countries. Through this book, you will be able to understand the characteristics and values common to Korean people and how to avoid social faux pas. Checklist the documents required to obtain an Alien Registration Card and what you are recommended to bring from home. There are useful phrases for you to learn and a review of the language, as well as a list of do s and don ts when doing business, dining or when visiting someone s home.

  • Trucks: Whizz! Zoom! Rumble!

    Fast trucks, slow trucks, old trucks and new. For children who are fascinated by machines of transport, any sort of truck will do! Illustrated with mixed media collages, this simple rhyming story pays homage to every shape, size, and color of truck, while delighting in the jobs they perform and the ease with which they work.

  • The Book Itch: Freedom, Truth & Harlem's Greatest Bookstore

    In the 1930s, Lewis's dad, Lewis Michaux Sr., had an itch he needed to scratch--a book itch. How to scratch it? He started a bookstore in Harlem and named it the National Memorial African Bookstore.

    And as far as Lewis Michaux Jr. could tell, his father's bookstore was one of a kind. People from all over came to visit the store, even famous people--Muhammad Ali, Malcolm X, and Langston Hughes, to name a few. In his father's bookstore people bought and read books, and they also learned from each other. People swapped and traded ideas and talked about how things could change. They came together here all because of his father's book itch. Read the story of how Lewis Michaux Sr. and his bookstore fostered new ideas and helped people stand up for what they believed in.

  • November 22, 1963: A Reference Guide to the JFK Assassination

    November 22, 1963: A Reference Guide to the JFK Assassination provides an up-to-date scholarly reference to the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. It identifies over six hundred medical and ballistics experts, law enforcement and government officials involved in the event and its aftermath. It also includes an extensive bibliography listing over 2,300 books, magazine and journal articles, academic papers, government publications, and audio-visual sources divided into 18 separate categories. The nature of this book makes it an excellent resource for both the experienced researcher and any interested citizen.

  • 365 New Words Notepad + 2017 Calendar

    It's the ultimate office accessory: organization for your day, every day, plus a smart new word to enhance your vocabulary. From the language experts at Merriam-Webster--America's most loved and most respected dictionary--365 New Words Notepad + Calendar combines a practical notepad, a mouse pad, and hundreds of great-to-know words. Each detailed entry includes orthography and pronunciation guide, definition, word history, miscellany, and an apposite sample sentence. For readers, students, and writers, it's a daily language boost.

  • Discipleship Between Creation and Redemption: Toward a Believer's Church Social Ethic

    This provocative study argues that the 'believers' church' should draw on Catholic, Reformed, and Lutheran thought to find a solid basis for Christian political action. The book believes that a 'believers' church' ethic has points of continuity with the quest for social justice in the larger society. Rather than separating discipleship from political life or uncritically baptizing political projects, the believers' church may appeal to natural law as a basis for cooperation with others toward the end of a more just society. The volume draws upon various historical theologians and a variety of contemporary figures to affirm a God-given moral capacity in humans that makes a tolerably just political order possible.

  • 365 Bible Verses-a-Year 2018 Calendar

    The beauty of creation, captured in exquisite full-colour nature photographs, pairs perfectly with scripture, cited chapter and verse from the King James version of the Bible, in the bestselling 365 Bible Verses-A-Year Page-A-Day Calendar. A glowing beach sunset elegantly echoes Jesus's promise of eternal life. A rainbow in the clouds reminds us of God's covenant to Noah. Delicate flowers illustrate the promise of the Lord's faithfulness to all things great and small.It's a daily dose of the comfort, wisdom, and peace of God's words.

  • Solutions in Philosophy, Religious History, Literature, and Linguistics

    In Solutions in Philosophy, Religious History, Literature, and Linguistics, Turek focuses on analyzing passages in the humanities. This is not interpreting literature but reading correctly. The method is simple because it relies on everyday thinking, a concentration on words, and their concrete meanings. This intense focus on words leads to a proposed solution to the origin of existential sentences, which follows Turek's proposed solution to symmetric verb sentences from the first edition. He also includes another essay analyzing Shakespeare's Hamlet. This book will appeal to those with a love for words, and especially to students and teachers of linguistics and the humanities.

  • Metroid Prime 3: Corruption: Prima Official Game Guide

    Corruption is a disease. Samus is the cure.

    • Thorough step-by-step walkthrough and maps detailing the best routes through the non-linear worlds.
    • Beautifully detailed maps will help you navigate the Metroid universe.
    • Complete the game with all 100 Pickups to unlock bonus endings!
    • Streamlined solutions to all in-game puzzles and boss battles.
    • All Credits and Friend Vouchers revealed!

  • Shoes 2015 Gallery Calendar

    Nicholas Kirkwoods colour block stiletto. A tartan pump from Manolo Blahnik. And a glittery sky-high platform for New Years Eve. Shoes is a bold and obsessive tribute to fabulous footwear, with hundreds of stilettos, boots, sandals, platforms, and pumps displayed in full colour

  • Culture Shock! Thailand: A Survival Guide to Customs and Etiquette

    "The CultureShock!" series is a dynamic and indispensable range of guides for those travellers who are looking to truly understand the countries they are visiting. Each title explains the customs, traditions, social and business etiquette in a lively and informative style. "CultureShock!" authors, all of whom have experienced the joys and pitfalls of cultural adaptation, are ideally placed to provide warm and informative advice to those who seek to integrate seamlessly into diverse cultures. The books in this series have a friendly and honest writing style and are full of personal experiences, practical advice and useful information. Each "CultureShock!" book contains: insights into the people and their culture and traditions; advice on adapting into the local environment; linguistic help and hints on how to learn the language and do business; a useful list of foreign words and phrases and a comprehensive resource guide; and how to get the most out of your travel experience.

  • A New Life: Being a Gay Man in the Era of HIV

    A New Life is a collection of essays and true stories about gay men. The portrayal of gay life presented in the book captures the intricate undercurrents in the age of AIDS: the anguish, disillusion and disappointment of HIV-positive youth, electricity between an HIV-positive man and his negative lover, the journey of a mother who lost her son to AIDS and why it is so difficult to be gay and proud in the inner city. The principal characters of the book--the young and old, Black and White, HIV-positive and HIV-negative--reflect the diversity of the gay community and the varying degrees to which gay men have been affected by HIV. Essays included in the book provide a background for the personal accounts of gay life. Large-scale information presented in these essays were derived from the data collected by the Multicenter AIDS Cohort Study, the largest sexual-and social-behavior survey ever funded by the federal government. The book shows how easy it is at present for a young gay man to become first a victim and subsequently endanger the lives of his fellow men. The seemingly complex picture of recent HIV infections would become simpler if we were to consider the link between sexual ethics and the transmission of HIV. Could we interpret an HIV-negative partner's willingness to engage in unprotected sex as acceptance of consequences? If a man who might be carrying HIV does not use a condom during sexual intercourse with a partner who might be HIV negative, is he being 'unreasonably negligent'? It appears that group values that emphasize protecting sex partners from HIV may be our best weapon against the spread of AIDS to the next generation of gay men. A New Life reveals insights into the impact of HIV on the relationships gay men form with each other and with their parents. The true stories presented in this book indicate that, confronted with a small but vicious virus, many of us, gay and straight, have reassessed those cultural values that divide rather than unite us. Those who have been hit with the hurricane force of AIDS have opened a path toward a new social order in which homosexuality is understood to be neither a choice nor a disease, and showing respect, love, and affection to an individual, regardless of his or her sexual orientation, is a norm.

  • WinFax Pro for Windows 95: The Visual Learning Guide (Visual Learning Guides)

    A thorough tutorial on WinFax PRO combines step-by-step directions and two-color graphics to take users through the most popular features and functions of the program, explaining how to send and receive faxes and create personalized fax cover sheets. Original. (All Users).

  • Man and Message

    Copublished with the Summer Institute of Linguistics, Man and Message provides a practical method of analyzing texts based on a cognitive, multilevel model of meaning presented in simple, non-technical language for a wide audience. It begins with a demonstration of human communications as grounded in a cognitive and language-independent meaning base, and details the non-verbal nature of meaning, purpose, conceptualization, thematic patterns, and coherence-providing relations. Then the model is applied to a variety of English texts by dividing it into subunits and displaying their inter-relations at all levels. Each chapter provides pointers in analyses that can be applied to any text in any language. The approach to analysis from a standpoint of cognition realized in language, rather than based in the language itself makes this an original and effective guide for text analysis of any kind in any language.

  • Unlikely Friendships 2016 Calendar

    A year of delight (and a wonderful gift) for animal lovers. Based on the New York Times bestselling Unlikely Friendships series, this calendar celebrates extraordinary stories of interspecies animal bonding. An elephant and a Labrador retriever play fetch. A baby monkey befriends a lion cub. A 130-year-old tortoise and a young hippo communicate in their own secret language. Here is a year of wonderful and surprising relationships, each documented with a gorgeous full-colour portrait and text that tells the pair s remarkable story.

  • Dino-football

    The Greenblades and the Redscales face off in the Mega-Bowl! Sacks and hand-offs. Touchdowns and interceptions. When dinos don shoulder pads, the action is sure to be epic. But as the clock ticks down, will the Scales make a goal-line stand or will the Blades break through for the winning TD?

  • Summer Brain Quest Between Grades K & 1

    Stop summer slide! Stay summer smart! For kids who just finished kindergarten, this Common Core-aligned workbook will get you back-to-school ready for 1st grade, with hundreds of fun activities, exercises, and games. From Brain Quest, America's #1 educational bestseller with over 45 million books sold.

    Learn all summer long with this personalized, interactive quest! Begin with a map that guides you through a workbook jam-packed with activities based on phonics, reading, writing, counting, shapes, map skills, habitats, seasons, and more, with fun illustrations throughout.
    Once you complete an activity, get your stickers and track your progress on the map! Loved by kids, teacher-approved, and parent-trusted, this Summer Brain Quest Workbook also includes bonus challenges and stickers, outside activities, a summer reading list, a Brain Quest mini deck, and more.

  • Space Flyers Paper Airplane Book: 63 Mini Planes to Fold and Fly

    Welcome to the world of miniature aviation, intergalactic style. It's entertainment on the fly for the office, backyard, classroom (don't get caught!), or anywhere there might be a party, featuring 12 Lilliputian-size models that create 63 planes altogether.

    From the Dynamo to the Alien Clipper, Cosmojet to the Spectre, these intergalactic flyers are vibrantly colored and gorgeously designed to resemble various spacecraft. Fold up the straight-shooting Star Quest and an Aerobot that's part spaceship, part robot. Includes step-by-step folding instructions and tips on how to send each plane soaring at its full aerodynamic potential.

  • Sustaining Teacher Leadership: Beyond the Boundaries of an Enabling School Culture

    Sustaining Teacher Leadership describes a model for linking leadership and learning and identifies six components of an enabling culture for teacher leadership: learning, valuing, nurturing, supporting, sharing, and coaching. The model is based on an historical review of artifacts from earlier qualitative studies that report on eight years of a middle school's restructuring and restructuring experiences.

  • Assassin's Creed: Prima Official Game Guide

    • Setting information, faction descriptions, and history breakdowns.
    • Detailed memory block walkthroughs describing traffic, security, controlling factions, view points and side-quests.
    • Tips for completing all 44 of the XBox 360 Achievements.
    • Locations of all flags, targets, and templar locations for all areas of the game.
    • Advice on the utilization of certain maneuvers to aid in moving through the crowd and swooping in for the kill.

  • Philanthropy and Cultural Context: Western Philanthropy in South, East, and Southeast Asia in the 20th Century

    By examining several philanthropic programs of the Rockefeller and Ford Foundations in public health, medical education, agriculture and science in South, East and Southeast Asia in the 20th century, this volume addresses the success and failure of Western philanthropy, and their long-term implications for those societies. It provides a thorough analysis of Asian perspectives on philanthropy based on predominant religious values, and their influence on the emerging philanthropic foundations in the region. Contributors to this volume include such prominent scholars and practitioners of philanthropy as Barnett F. Baron (Asia Foundation), Warren F. Ilchman (Center on Philanthropy, Indiana University) and Kathleen D. McCarthy (Center for Philanthropic Studies, City University of New York), as well as a number of Asian experts from around the world.

  • How Birds Fly

    Intended as reference for school projects in a variety of curriculum areas, this book explains how birds fly. It is one of a series about many of the most amazing aspects of nature that aims to provide 8-12 year olds with an understanding of how nature works.

  • Best Books for Kids Who (Think They) Hate to Read: 125 Books That Will Turn Any Child into a Lifelong Reader

    Get Your Child Hooked on Books!
    Reading can become a favorite part of any child's life—even children who think they hate to read. And, with the help of this unique book, it's easy to put your reluctant reader on the path to becoming an enthusiastic reader. Inside are 125 books that are certain to ignite your child's interest in reading. You'll find a variety of titles with real kid appeal—the best of the best for children of all reading levels. These books will captivate your child's interest and create a passion you never thought possible. So, for the love of reading and your child, come inside, explore all 125 books, and discover:
    ·Complete descriptions and synopses
    ·The appeal of each book to reluctant readers
    ·Suggested audience and reading levels
    ·Recommended readings if your child enjoys a particular book
    ·And much, much more!
    By developing a love of reading and an emotional connection to books and ideas, your child can develop and maintain a high level of interest in reading—and get a head start on life.
    "An excellent resource for parents and educators interested in promoting literacy among children, with practical tips on how to make reading a fun, educational, and rewarding experience for children of all ages."
    Stephen Green, Ph.D., child development specialist, Texas A&M University

  • Ultimate Juicing: Delicious Recipes for Over 125 of the Best Fruit & Vegetable Juice Combinations

    Tantalizing Recipes to Tingle the Taste Buds
    Cold, delicious juice drinks never go out of style. They're perfect in any kind of weather and at any time of day. Most important, they're as nutritious as they are mouth-watering. Ultimate Juicing overflows with 125 great-tasting fruit and vegetable drinks that use the sweet, zesty juices of everything from apples to tomatoes. Inside, you'll discover a wealth of fun and easy-to-prepare recipes for the most delectable fruit and vegetable drinks imaginable, including:
    ·Adam's Apple
    ·Berry the Hatchet
    ·The Beet Goes On
    ·Grin and Carrot
    ·Cool Hand Cuke
    ·Heard It Through the Grapefruit
    ·First Mango on the Moon
    ·And many more!
    With a nutritional analysis for each recipe, you can create both healthy and delicious treats from home in this delightful countertop partner to Ultimate Smoothies.

  • Army Delta Force: Elite Operations

    The most secret and elite of special forces groups, U.S. Army Delta Force fights terrorism, hunts down war criminals, and performs dangerous surveillance missions. Delta Force soldiers cannot officially be part of the military because of their extremely high-risk, classified missions, so they often disguise themselves as civilians. The best of the best, Delta Force will take on any mission, no matter how risky.

  • Encyclopedia of Natural Medicine, Revised 2nd Edition: Your comprehensive, user-friendly A-to-Z guide to treating more than 70 medical ... varicose veins, from cancer to heart disease.

    The perfect balance between the latest research and age-old wisdom
    This completely revised and expanded second edition of the classic reference work arms you with the latest information on the extraordinary healing powers of natural medicine. Michael Murray and Joseph Pizzorno, two of the most trusted naturopathic doctors in the world, have teamed up once again to bring you cutting-edge natural remedies for the most common ailments.
    Easy to understand, a pleasure to read, yet scientifically well researched and documented, this is your complete health adviser to the natural approach to over 70 diseases, from arthritis to varicose veins. In addition, this life-long reference offers important information on:
    ·The four cornerstones of good health and how to achieve them
    ·How to enhance your body's key systems
    ·How to promote good health and increase longevity
    Authoritative and up to date, the Encyclopedia of Natural Medicine is the essential medical reference no home should be without.

  • Just Type 2016 Calendar

    What's your type? Tall, dark, and roman? Broad, bold, and italic? Bodoni or Bauhaus, it's a yearlong exploration of the finer points of a dozen iconic typefaces, including the one that gave the Declaration of Independence its distinctive gravitas. Each month introduces a new font, then decodes it by outlining its defining features, illustrating its range of iterations, and illuminating its history and development. All that detail makes this calendar just as fascinating for typography aficionados as for those with a casual appreciation for good design or a curiosity about how the world of type came to look the way it does.

  • Investigating Matter

    Solids, liquids, and gases are the three states of matter. But have you ever made matter change from one state to another? Or seen how even invisible matter takes up space? Now you can! Explore matter with the fun experiments you'll find in this book. As part of the Searchlight Books(TM) collection, this series sheds light on a key science question―How Does Energy Work? Hands-on experiments, interesting photos, and useful diagrams will help you find the answer!

  • Practical Statistics for Educators

    This clear and organized workbook serves as a supplement to the second edition of Practical Statistics for Educators. Chapter exercises in the workbook correspond to chapters in the textbook. This workbook contains many levels of questions, from knowledge/recall, to understanding, to application and, finally to analysis. The exercises are in a wide variety of formats, including completion, multiple-choice, short answers, and computation. Answers, often with detailed explanations, are provided at the end of each chapter, allowing students to more easily check their responses and ascertain their level of understanding. This workbook will undoubtedly help students increase their understanding of and apply what they have learned in Practical Statistics For Educators. Ravid's workbook is a practical and easy-to-use supplement to an already popular text!

  • The Torah and the Halakhah: The Four Relationships

    This is a study of the relationship between two cognate religious components of Judaism, the laws of the Pentateuch and the corpus of Halakhah set forth by the Mishnah-Tosefta-Yerushalmi-Bavli. Both contain normative rules or Halakhah. The four relationships between the Torah and the Halakhah are [1] dependent, the Halakhah simply amplifying the Halakhic topic and proposition of Scripture, [2] autonomous, the Halakhah simply defining its own category-formation and determining the proposition that animates that category-formation, [3] interstitial (in-between) but derivative, and [4] interstitial yet fundamentally original. As to these latter two relationships, in the first of the two, Scripture defines the category-formation and determines the proposition to be explored in that connection. In the second of the two, Scripture supplies the topic, but the Halakhah on its own defines the proposition it wishes to explore in connection with that topic.

  • How Come?: Every Kid's Science Questions Explained

    Firefly light and the aurora borealis. Time travel and tears. Blood types, boomerangs, and black widow spiders. Explanations and investigations. A fact-filled, fun-filled, whimsically illustrated compendium, HOW COME? answers over 100 of the questions more frequently asked about the world around us.

  • Who Was William Penn?: And Other Questions About the Founding of Pennsylvania

    William Penn was only twenty-two years old the first time he went to prison. He had attended a meeting of the Quakers, people who practiced a religion forbidden in Britain during the 1600s. Despite the dangers, Penn became a Quaker leader, and he dreamed of a place where people could freely practice religion. Britain's king later gave Penn one of the British colonies in North America. In Pennsylvannia, Penn organized a new kind of government--a place where people had individual rights, freedom of religion, freedom of the press, and trial by jury.

    So why was the Quaker religion forbidden?
    How did William Penn get so much land from the king?
    What was Penn's "holy experiment"?

    Discover the facts about the beginnings of Pennsylvania and learn about its importance to what later became the U.S. government.

  • The Search for the Slimy Space Slugs!

    Draw your way through the story!

    Doodle Adventures: The Search for the Slimy Space Slugs! is a lighthearted fantasy where the reader first draws him- or herself into the story, and then continues by following prompts and adding more illustrations and doodles. Set in space, the book invites the reader to join Carl, a duck and member of a super-secret international group of explorers, on a journey in search of a very important grail-like object. The book is sturdy paper over board with beautiful cream paper--perfect for defacing! And by the end, the reader will have co-written a tale to return to again and again, and show off to family and friends.

  • The Totally Irresponsible Science Kit

    Stand back--genius at work! The perfect gift for every curious kid interested in science, here is a kit to perform 18 experiments that snap, crackle, pop, ooze, crash, boom, and stink.

    Included is a 72-page book with step-by-step instructions for the 18 experiments, including notes on how long each experiment takes, the necessary ingredients, warnings when applicable, and the "scientific excuse" to do the experiment. Sure, it's a blast to send up a Soda Bottle Rocket, but it's also worth doing because it illustrates Newton's Third Law of Motion. And that messy and seemingly risky combination of ooze and electricity in the Static Electricity Slime? It demonstrates a fourth form of matter beyond solid, liquid, and gas--a colloid.

    Packaged in the kit are four helpful instruments for young scientists: a lateral split-orb measuring spoon, a vacuumatic test tube, a matter-retaining measuring cup, and photon-refracting goggles. So go ahead: Encase a younger sibling in a giant soap bubble. Drop Mentos into a bottle of diet soda, and stand back as a geyser erupts. Shoot a bolt of lightning from your fingertip. Any curious kid would be irresponsible not to try these experiments.

  • Ecstasy

    This informative series teaches readers the facts about drugs.

  • Access to Higher Education: Leadership Challenges in Florida and South Africa

    On November 9, 1999, the Governor of Florida issued Executive Order 99-281 to establish the 'One Florida Initiative', which abolished the use of race as a factor in university admissions. In February 2001, the South African government issued its 'National Plan for Higher Education', which outlined a framework to redress inequities in the country's higher education system perpetuated by the former government's apartheid ideology. In Access to Higher Education, author Marty Khan explores the challenges and conflicts the senior university leaders in Florida and South Africa faced while implementing these policies.

  • Mums Family Wall Calendar 2019

    Warning: MUM'S FAMILY wall calendar makes home and life organization significantly easier. It's the mother of all family calendars, with a full 17 months of sensible scheduling, practical planning, and, naturally, frolicking dinosaurs to set the mood. Each spread features roomy, vertically arranged grids that have five columns across the top one for each member of the family and days of the month along the side. The format makes it easy for Mum and Dad to see what they and the kids are doing, every day. With a roster of happy-go-lucky pigs, musical cows, and Sandra Boynton's other beloved animals, no wonder it's our #1 bestselling wall title, with 5.4 million copies sold. It's also packaged with a magnetized sheet with 9 magnets, 500 full-colour stickers, and a handy drop-down storage pocket. Perfect for the kitchen or home, it's another year of family fun.

  • Jingle Baby

    Share treasured holiday traditions with baby in a book that's indestructible!

    It's Christmas!
    Put up the decorations. Make a gingerbread house.
    Who's coming? The whole family!
    What do we say? Peace on Earth!

    Indestructibles is the trusted series for easing little ones into story time. Beloved by babies and their parents, Indestructibles are built for the way babies "read" (i.e., with their hands and mouths) and are:

    • Rip Proof--made of ultra-durable tight-woven material
    • Waterproof--can be chewed on, drooled on, and washed!
    • Emergent Literacy Tool--bright pictures and few or no words encourage dialogic reading
    • Portable--lightweight books can go anywhere, perfect for the diaper bag and for travel
    • Safe for Baby--meets ASTM safety standards

  • Lost Odyssey: Prima Official Game Guide

    Full Walkthrough for All Four Discs: Solve the mystery of Kaim's immortality. All side quests, optional areas, and super bosses revealed.
    Complete Area Maps: Detailed maps reveal every hidden item, invisible chest, and treasure-hunting spot.
    Full Data on Every Boss and Monster: Learn the weaknesses of each foe and discover elaborate strategies for beating Lost Odyssey's challenging boss monsters.
    All Rings, Skills, and Accessories Revealed: Learn deadly skill combos and find the hidden accessories that hold the game's most powerful abilities.
    Find Every Slot Seed: Max out your immortals by earning all 48 Slot Seeds.
    Earn All 1,000G Worth of Achievements: Everything you need to know to completely master Lost Odyssey and earn every Achievement on the way.
    Complete the Thousand Years of Dreams: Solve Kaim's mystery by finding each of his hidden dreams.

  • Phenomenology of Civilization: Reason As a Regulative Principle in Collingwood and Husserl

    Phenomenology of Civilization explores the philosophy of Edmund Husserl and R.G. Collingwood, two of the most influential philosophers of the twentieth century. Husserl founded phenomenology, which has had a direct effect on contemporary philosophy, and Collingwood, though less formally known, is still one of the most commonly read twentieth century philosophers. Maurice Eisenstein examines their work in relation to recent philosophy, particularly focusing on existentialism, Heideggerian phenomenology, and postmodernism. He brings these two philosophers together because they were contemporaries of each other, addressed the same audience, and, therefore, had similar issues to influence them. This discussion of Husserl and Collingwood's work moves beyond Husserl's phenomenology, and Collingwood's typical association with Hegel or Kant, to a new understanding of their ideas through an association with each other in regard to contemporary philosophy and political theory. Eisenstein's discoveries place Husserl and Collingwood into the main Western liberal political tradition with Dewey and James, rather than the more radical critique of that tradition with Sartre and Heidegger.

  • Boss Babes: A Coloring & Activity Book for Grown-ups

    A playful and play-filled ode to strong women, BOSS BABES is a coloring and activity book filled with fun facts and whimsical black-and-white line drawings celebrating female powerhouses from Beyonce to Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Dolly Parton to Malala, Tina Fey to Serena Williams. On every page is a portrait to color or an activity to complete: Connect the dots to conjure J.K. Rowling's patronus. Complete the Beyonce crossword (12-DOWN: Who run the world?). Decorate Flo-Jo's nails, decode Cher's most recent tweet, design a new jabot for RBG, color in Frida Kahlo's flowers, and more!

  • Social Disaster as an Opportunity: The Hesed Model

    This book focuses on the Hesed centers, a network of community multi-functional welfare service centers established in Jewish communities in the former Soviet Union subsequent to Perestroika and the socio-economic crisis that followed. The book is divided into four sections that outline and analyze the Hesed model. The book begins with an in-depth description of the Hesed centers, documenting and analyzing their background and development, and highlighting the theoretical model on which they were based.

  • Ale, Edi, & Idoc Technologies for Sap

    ALE technology is the standard in an SAP implementation, it reduces development efforts, speeds up implementation time and reduces implementation costs. Topics covered in this book include adding new EDI messages or interfaces to existing implementation.

  • 365 French Words-A-Year 2015 Calendar

    A brand-new title for students, Francophiles, and travelers who d like to build up a basic vocabulary, 365 French Words-A-Year is a French lesson in a calendar backed by the authority of Merriam-Webster. Each entry includes a helpful example sentence, and a clear pronunciation of both the word and the sentence. Learn francais, one day at a time.

  • Real Choice, Real Freedom: In American Education

    This book advances the idea that American education suffers from three underlying legal defects: the rejection of parental rights, domination by state laws that undermine parental rights, and the devastating effects of an unconstitutional expansion of federal power. The book advocates strengthening parents' inalienable right to direct the education of their children in concert with state laws designed to secure these rights of parents and repeal those laws which hinder parental involvement. Also, the book encourages the idea that the federal government should disentangle itself from education altogether; arguing that its current jurisdiction over education is contrary to the Constitution. Real Choice, Real Freedom is not about revitalizing the failing public school system, but rather raises a more cardinal question: 'Can our Republic maintain real freedom when the civil government uses law to control the education of its youngest citizens?' Consequently, the work calls for the legal disestablisment of government interference, regulation, and control of American education.

  • The Zen of Direc3d Game Programming

    This title is an advanced tutorial on the complex features of DirectX. It provides in-depth coverage of DirectX Graphics Immediate Mode and DirectDraw and demonstrates how to implement a Quake style console using DirectDraw. The accompanying CD-ROM includes the DirectX 8 SDK.

  • The Real Lincoln: A New Look at Abraham Lincoln, His Agenda, and an Unnecessary War

    A New Look at Abraham Lincoln, His Agenda, and an Unnecessary War

    Most Americans consider Abraham Lincoln to be the greatest president in history. His legend as the Great Emancipator has grown to mythic proportions as hundreds of books, a national holiday, and a monument in Washington, D.C., extol his heroism and martyrdom. But what if most everything you knew about Lincoln were false? What if, instead of an American hero who sought to free the slaves, Lincoln were in fact a calculating politician who waged the bloodiest war in american history in order to build an empire that rivaled Great Britain's?

    In The Real Lincoln, author Thomas J. DiLorenzo uncovers a side of Lincoln not told in many history books--and overshadowed by the immense Lincoln legend. Through extensive research and meticulous documentation, DiLorenzo portrays the sixteenth president as a man who devoted his political career to revolutionizing the American form of government from one that was very limited in scope and highly decentralized—as the Founding Fathers intended—to a highly centralized, activist state. Standing in his way, however, was the South, with its independent states, its resistance to the national government, and its reliance on unfettered free trade. To accomplish his goals, Lincoln subverted the Constitution, trampled states' rights, and launched a devastating Civil War, whose wounds haunt us still. According to this provacative book, 600,000 American soldiers did not die for the honorable cause of ending slavery but for the dubious agenda of sacrificing the independence of the states to the supremacy of the federal government, which has been tightening its vise grip on our republic to this very day.

    In The Real Lincoln, you will discover a side of Lincoln that you were probably never taught in school—a side that calls into question the very myths that surround him and helps explain the true origins of a bloody, and perhaps, unnecessary war.

  • Lotsa Matzah

    Why is matzah plain and flat? For centuries it's been like that.

    A rhyming introduction to Passover's traditional food, with children eating and enjoying "lotsa matzah" many different ways during the holiday.

  • The Tin Can Man

    A girl and her father build a figure out of tin cans that wins a blue ribbon.

  • Good Places and Non-Places in Colonial Mexico: The Figure of Vasco De Quiroga (1470-1565)

    High state official and judge of the Supreme Court or the Segunda Audiencia, and later first bishop of the state of Michoacan, Vasco de Quiroga is still celebrated for the alternative community models he established for the Purepecha Indians in the Northwestern state of Michoacan in Mexico. This study offers the most complete approach to date to the writings directly attributed to this state official of the Spanish Empire and also to the scholarship about him. This work provides critical readings of Quiroga's texts including the Rules and Regulations for the Government of the Hospitals of Santa Fe de Mexico and Michoacan, Informacion en Derecho, De Debellandis Indis and the Juicio de Residencia, and relates them to more widely know figures such as Gines de Sepulveda, Bartolome de las Casas, Bernal Diaz del Castillo and Francisco de Vitoria among others. This book will be of interest to all those engaged in the history of literature, legal studies, utopianism, Hispanic/Spanish studies of the Early Modern Period, Colonial Latin American Studies and Golden Age Studies.

  • History Decoded: The 10 Greatest Conspiracies of All Time

    Everyone loves a good mystery. And the only thing people love more than a good mystery? A real mystery. History Decoded, based on the popular History Channel show Brad Meltzer's Decoded, explores history's ten greatest conspiracies. In each chapter, a famous historical mystery will be explored in depth - like Was Lincoln's Assassin Apprehended? Unanswered Questions of the Kennedy Assassination, The Spear of Destiny, Lost Confederate Gold, UFO's and Da Vinci among others. Sometimes the mystery proves to be true, sometimes a hoax-and sometimes not quite provable. Each chapter is profusely illustrated in colour and includes an envelope containing removable facsimile documents (like John Wilkes Booth's alleged unsigned will!)-all keys to unravelling the mystery in question.

  • 10-minute Crossword Puzzles Notepad + 2016 Calendar

    It's a practical lined notepad and to-do list. It's a mousepad. And it s a daily puzzle break to keep you energized and entertained throughout the year. Written by Stanley Newman, veteran puzzle editor for Newsday, these crosswords balance neuron-testing toughness with lively pacing that makes them solvable in ten minutes or less. Fun, practical, and an indispensable desktop accessory, 10-Minute Crossword Puzzles is a smart way to wake up your brain and then stay organized throughout the day.

  • The Native Category-Formations of the Aggadah: The Earlier Midrash-Compilations

    The Native Category-Formations of the Aggadah, Volume II, is an attempt to identify the category-formations that comprise the Aggadic, or theological-exegetical-narrative. Through an inquiry of the theological and exegetical components of the Aggadah, Neusner analyses how the authoritative documents of Rabbinic Judaism form a continuous statement.

  • Shoes 2014 Calendar

    Introducing a brand-new calendar that allows shoe lovers to indulge every week with minimal impact on their purses. 365 Days of Shoes and Shoes Page-A-Day Gallery are both bestsellers in their categories, proving that when it comes to shoes, passion knows no bounds. Continuing the obsession is the Shoes Engagement Calendar, an elegant week-at-a-glance datebook with a roomy, write-in grid on the right-hand side of each spread and vibrant, photographs on the left. Sexy stilettos. Power pumps. Funky platforms. Sleek boots. If they can t all be in your wardrobe, they can at least be on your desktop

  • New Zealand

    Pack your bags! We're headed to New Zealand. On this whirlwind tour, you'll learn all about the country's landscape, culture, people, and more. We'll explore New Zealand's active volcanoes and narrow fjords, see the kiwi and kakapo birds, watch a rugby game, and taste a special feast called the hangi. A special section introduces New Zealand's capital, language, population, and flag. Hop on board and take a fun-filled look at your world!

  • Up Your Score ACT, 2014-2015: The Underground Guide

    Written in the same witty and sassy style as its SAT counterpart, Up Your Score: ACT reveals the secrets of that test while keeping kids engaged and interested with its irreverent humour. Top Manhattan tutor Chris Arp, backed by his colleagues at New York's Veritas Test Prep, shares insider tips and strategies that get results. Teenage guest authors keep him real and contribute their wisdom as well. The ACT has four sections (English, Math, Reading, and Science), with an optional writing section, and the book tells kids everything they need to know on each subject.\ It shows how to ace the Reading section by developing the Five Habits of Lean Forward Reading, and to master the Maths section by plugging in, an amazing trick that simplifies all algebra word problems. Woven into the expert instruction are jokes and references to pop culture, plus there are quirky extras-an ACT fitness regime, snacking suggestions, tongue-in-cheek fashion and beauty tips-that keep teenagers interested and amused.

  • Father to Daughter: Life Lessons on Raising a Girl

    Filled with short, sweet, inspirational words of wisdom, Father to Daughter is a book of guidance for Dads on loving, shaping-and learning to comprehend-their inscrutable little girls. Divided into stages from infancy on up, it offers a pithy lesson on every page. Helpful reassurance: Tickle her, play with her, give her piggyback rides. She's not breakable. Advice on passing down skills: Show her how to climb up a tree. Also, how to climb down. Your role: Be home for dinner on time. This is very important. Make sure she knows she can call you at any time and you will go get her. This is why the mobile phone was invented. Guideposts, both material and spiritual: Give her a piggybank when she's little. She's never too young to learn the value of saving. And, help her understand that there's more to life than wearing the right jeans. And finally: Prepare for the day when you're not the most important man in her life.

  • A Little Bit of Oomph!

    How do you make something ordinary become extraordinary? Put a little oomph into it! Put your heart into everything you do, and everything you do will turn into something beautiful. Tiny seeds become gardens. Little notions turn into big oceans. Songs inside your head inspire people to dance. Even the book you're reading becomes something else completely. Filled with pop-ups, pull tabs, lift-the-flaps, accordion pulls and the wonderfully inventive doo-dads kids have grown accustomed to in Saltzberg's charming books A Little bit of Oomph! Is a triumph of paper-engineering that teaches by way of inspiration and surprise. All you need is to add a little oomph to the things you do - and a lot of heart.

  • 365 Days of Amazing Trivia! 2018 Calendar

    Put your knowledge to the test every day of the year! With hundreds of fascinating and obscure questions, every day is designed to stump even the smartest trivia nerd. Factoids range from pop culture (What opera is the musical Rent based on?) to food (What country does Lindt chocolate come from?) to nature (What makes Burmese sneezing monkeys sneeze?), plus sports, science, literature, and more! A year-round fountain of knowledge for know-it-alls and fun fact enthusiasts who never tire of learning.

  • Star Wars Workbooks - Preschool ABC Fun!: For Ages 4-5

    The Force is strong with this series! Introducing a line of workbooks that marries the iconic popularity of Star Wars with the unique mix of editorial quality, fun presentation, and rigorous educational standards that Workman applied to the BRAIN QUEST Workbooks.

    Twelve titles launch the series--three each for Pre-K through 2nd Grade--and dig deep into core subjects, including numbers, ABCs, phonics, and reading readiness for younger grades, and math, reading, and writing for the older ones. The material, which aligns with national Common Core State Standards, is designed to reinforce essential concepts and lessons taught in schools. Any child, not just fans of Star Wars--but yes, those fans will be especially delighted (as will reluctant learners)--will love the "A" is for Anakin approach to phonics. Kids will practice learning numbers by counting and circling X-wing starfighters and clone troopers. Master place values by sorting groups of Wookiees. There are math problems--Yoda is holding 7 lightsabers. 5 of the lightsabers are blue. The rest are green. How many green lightsabers is he holding? And Language Arts--Circle the correct homophone in this sentence: Luke is a Jedi knight/night.

    Featuring favorite characters like Luke Skywalker, Queen Amidala, Yoda, and Obi-Wan Kenobi, and other creatures, monsters, Jedi, and Sith, the workbooks are filled with thousands of original illustrations drawing from all six Star Wars movies and the expanded Star Wars universe.

    Learn well, you will.

  • Theological Dictionary of Rabbinic Judaism: Part One: Principal Theological Categories

    Rabbinic theological language has made possible a vast range of discourse, on many subjects over long spans of recorded time and in diverse cultural settings. This three-part theological dictionary defines the principal theological usages of Rabbinic Judaism as set forth in the rabbinic canon of late antiquity, Mishnah, Talmuds, and Midrash-compilations.

  • Change and Continuity in the English Language: Studies on Complementation over the Past Three Hundred Years

    While earlier treatments of English verb syntax from a diachronic perspective exist, this book breaks entirely fresh ground with its focus on the detailed study of English predicate complementation over the past three centuries. It draws data from an unprecedented combination of authoritative sources, including computer corpora and H. Poutsma's unpublished dictionary, and offers novel systematizations of predicates and discussions of alternation. By giving ample evidence of both change and continuity in the language over the past three hundred years, the book opens up a new research field in the study of the English language.

  • Letters from the Silk Roads: Thinking at the Crossroads of Civilization

    Letters From the Silk Roads is the English translation of Eiji Hattori's Bumei no kosaro de kangaeru (Kodansha Press). The book describes the land and sea routes that connected Eurasia, helping to dispel certain cultural warps in modern world history and international relations. Hattori argues persuasively that the silk roads and the spice routes are really part of the same dynamic and vast network. Even today there are echoes, memories, and impacts from the silk roads that affect whole cultures and civilizations and sometimes spell the difference between war and peace, or preservation of the earth and its continual ruin. The Silk Road is a metaphor for worldwide intercultural cooperation in the new millennium. Hattori does a comparative East-West analysis of various political, philosophical, and ecological issues, particularly in Eurasia. This book is culturally enriching to students from high school to college level and readers interested in an intellectually challenging text.

  • Legal and Ethical Dictionary for Mental Health Professionals

    Case law evidence shows that mental health professionals (Mhps) have lost cases in court because they based their professional action on the wrong definition of legal or ethical terminology. Many have also been sanctioned or their license revoked because of professional actions arising from a lack of clear understanding of these terminologies. This dictionary confronts this problem by providing Mhps with clear, concise, and functional definitions of many legal and ethical terminologies.

  • Contestatory Cuban Short Story of the Revolution

    Jose Alvarez, in Contestatory Cuban Short Story of the Revolution, presents a unique analysis of counter-cultural narratives written in Cuba. Because the short story, to a great extent, never ceases to be a marginal production, Alvarez approaches the Cuban short story with the rigor of contemporary cultural studies, which involves the theoretical imperative of examining cultural production as an ideological reading of the sociopolitical context in which it occurs and in which it is distributed, consumed, and interpreted. This book complements other books written about the works of Reinaldo Arenas, Jose Lezama Lima, Virgilio Pinera and others.

  • Risen from the Ashes: Tales of a Musical Messenger

    Risen from the Ashes is one man's memoir of hope and survival during the Holocaust. Having cheated death four times through perseverance, hope, faith, and humor, Hans Cohn vividly narrates his experience from the horrors of the past to spiritual renewal.

  • The Unity of Rabbinic Discourse: Aggadah in the Halakhah

    Viewed as ideal types, the Halakhah defines the norm, setting forth what is obligatory, the Aggadah, specifies what exceeds the norm and goes beyond the measure of the law. The striking differences of style and substance that differentiate the two categories of discourse present the question of how they intersect in a single coherent statement, a system that holds together its two distinct media of thought and expression. When we have in hand systematic data on how Aggadah contributes to the Halakhah, and where Halakhah serves the purposes of the Aggadah, we find possible the logical next step: where do the two intersect, and at what points do the respective complexes of category-formations stand autonomous of one another, and that leads to the question: how do Aggadah and Halakhah constitute a coherent religious structure and make in common a single systemic statement? Where, within the formative literature of Normative Judaism, they join together, what affect the one exercises upon the other, and how the whole - Rabbinic Judaism - exceeds and transcends the sum of the parts - the Halakhah, the Aggadah - is spelled out.

  • The Twelve Days of Christmas

    The Twelve days of Christmas , first performed by James O. Halliwell in 1842, is a much loved festive song with adults and children alike. This book, beautifully illustrated throughout, presents a spectacular rendition of the traditional and popular Christmas song, and as such is an ideal Christmas present for all the family to enjoy. Internationally acclaimed artist Gennady Spirin who was born on Christmas Day conveys the magic and rapture of the build up to Christmas in this magical reproduction of Halliwell s famous song.

  • Strategies for Successful Science Teaching

    Strategies for Successful Science Teaching is an exciting new text for science education classes, and a supplement for teachers of science (especially new teachers). It is aimed at K-8 teachers, but can also help 9-12 teachers. For administrators and others, the book will quickly become a standard reference on current science education strategies. The book is a must-have for science educators. A comprehensive resource, it never loses sight of the wonder of science and the pleasure of teaching it.

  • Many Kinds of Matter: A Look at Solids, Liquids, and Gases

    Ice cubes clink in a glass. Steam rises from a pot of boiling water. Solids, liquids, and gases are all around you. But what exactly are solids, liquids, and gases? And how do you tell them apart? Read this book to find out!

  • Nation-Building: A Middle East Recovery Program

    This volume is a study of geopolitics and economic interaction. It provides opportunities for maintaining global stability and peace and interfaces with western concepts of continuity via the World Trade Organization and other globalization approaches.

  • Flower Page-a-Month Easel 2016 Calendar

    Make your desktop pop with vibrantly colourful flowers. From 1canoe2, the letterpress company beloved for its original stationery products, come 12 hand-drawn floral illustrations to brighten any desktop. On the front is a reference grid; on the reverse is a full-page grid for keeping track of all your important dates and events. For flower lovers and gardeners, it's like receiving a year of stunning bouquets.

  • The Congratulations, You're Expecting! Gift Set: What to Expect When You're Expecting / What to Expect: the First Year, 3rd Ed.

    The perfect gift for expecting parents: a slipcased set of the bestselling pregnancy and parenting guides. Gift set includes What to Expect When You're Expecting, 5th Edition and What to Expect: The First Year, 3rd Edition, the most beloved and trusted guides. An ideal baby shower gift, these books answer all the questions of mothers- and fathers-to-be and new parents. What to Expect When You're Expecting is the choice of 93% of women who read a pregnancy book, is the book most recommended by doctors, and was named one of the "Most Influential Books of the Last 25 Years" by USA Today.

  • The Book of Nice: A Nice Book About Nice Things for Nice People

    The Book of Nice proves that nice is more than good - it's funny, weird, heartfelt and surprising. In short, amusing entries, Josh Chetwynd examines the stories behind acts of kindness (helping someone cross the street), gratitude (why we say "hello"), praise (standing ovation), and symbols of love (the iconic red heart). Obsessive and wide-ranging the book also includes lists (how to say thank you in 40 different languages), timelines (Nice Moments in History, Nice Moments in Sports), along with some shorter entries and quirkier topics (everyday "nice" things like soft toilet paper, deodorant, toothbrushes, etc). Josh has more than just a good eye for quirky facts - he makes you believe that these seemingly small stories tell us something positive-and hopeful-about the way we live today.

  • How it All Began: A Thematic History of Mathematics

    Intended for undergraduate mathematics students and teachers, How it All Began provides an introduction to the history of various branches of mathematics, the lives of the mathematicians, and the challenges they faced. This new work explores the great Greek legacy, Indian arithmetic, Integral Calculus, the Analytic Geometry of Rene Descartes, Differential Calculus, the Non-Commutative Algebra of Hamilton, the arithmetization of analysis, and the beginnings of Algebra.

  • Flying Creatures Paper Airplane Book: 69 Mini Planes to Fold and Fly

    Welcome to the world of flying animals! It's entertainment on the fly for the office, backyard, classroom (don't get caught!), or anywhere there might be a party, featuring 12 Lilliputian-size models that create 69 planes altogether.

    From the Dragon to the Stingray, Beetlebot to the Beach Bomber, these flying creatures are vibrantly colored and gorgeously designed to resemble animals that fly, both real and imaginary. Fold up an antennaed Scarab and the sharklike Predator. Includes step-by-step folding instructions and tips on how to send each plane soaring at its full aerodynamic potential.

  • The Complete Book of Chalk Lettering: Create and Develop Your Own Style, Includes Chalk Board in Back of Book

    Say it with chalk! Learn the art of hand-drawn chalk lettering from an Etsy superstar in a book complete with chalkboards!

    Ubiquitous at boutiques and cafes, on Etsy and Pinterest, in stationery and home decor, the art of chalk lettering is hotter than ever. Valerie McKeehan, an Etsy standout, teaches us everything we need to know to create gorgeous hand-drawn chalk designs.

    In over 60 lessons, learn the ABCs of lettering (literally) and basic styles: serif, sans serif, and script. Next, how to lay out a design, combine various styles into one cohesive piece, and add shadows and dimension. Master more advanced letter styles, from faceted to ribbon to "vintage circus." Use banners, borders, flourishes. And finally, 12 projects to show off your newfound skills, including a Winter Wonderland Snow Globe; a smartphone-themed birthday card to text friends and family; a one-of-a-kind party invitation to create, photograph, and mail; and a bake sale sign guaranteed to put everyone who sees it in the mood for a cupcake!

    The book is also a practice space, with three foldout "chalkboards"--the inside cover and foldout back cover are lined with blackboard paper.

  • Infinity and Me

    When I looked up, I shivered. How many stars were in the sky? A million? A billion? Maybe the number was as big as infinity. I started to feel very, very small. How could I even think about something as big as infinity?

    Uma can't help feeling small when she peers up at the night sky. She begins to wonder about infinity. Is infinity a number that grows forever? Is it an endless racetrack? Could infinity be in an ice cream cone? Uma soon finds that the ways to think about this big idea may just be . . . infinite.

  • An Introduction to Latin America

    This book's interdisciplinary approach offers a basic, yet comprehensive introduction to contemporary Latin America. Erminio Braidotti traces its development, explains how it works today, and points to where Latin America is headed.

  • You Are Doing a Freaking Great Job.: And Other Reminders of Your Awesomeness

    "We are made of star stuff."--Carl Sagan

    Give someone you know a pat on the back. A special thank-you. A big thumbs-up! In dozens of inspiring, uplifting quotes rendered as beautiful hand-lettered art by more than 30 popular graphic designers and artists, this little book of great thoughts is motivation and affirmation made timeless. Plus there are playlists, book and movie recommendations, upbeat activities--even recipes for sweet pick-me-ups.

  • Nuns Having Fun 2016 Calendar

    The quirky and beloved calendar called habit-forming by 'Maxim' and anointed one of the Funniest Calendars on 'The Ellen DeGeneres Show' is back with an all-new year of nuns letting down their veils and having a rip-roaring good time. Here are nuns skateboarding, nuns at amusement parks, nuns playing cricket, nuns on bikes, nuns checking out the latest vestment fashions (Previewing the Vatican's new priest-a-porter? collection) and even nun selfies (A selfie for the selfless). The nostalgic and utterly charming full-colour photographs are enhanced with witty captions by Maureen Kelly and Jeffrey Stone, coauthors of the New York Times bestseller Growing Up Catholic.

  • Crossword Notepad 2014 Calendar

    Treat your brain to a daily crossword while you stay organized all year long. Each page of the Crossword PAD combines a lively puzzle written by Fred Piscop, veteran crossword writer for The New York Times and Washington Post, with an ultra-handy notepad and calendar that doubles as a mouse pad. The puzzles, designed to be completed in just ten minutes, strike the perfect balance of challenge and solvability.

  • From Defiance to Cooperation: Real Solutions for Transforming the Angry, Defiant, Discouraged Child

    Change your child's life by turning negative behavior into positive traits.

    How do you deal with a difficult and defiant child or teenager? What can you do if your child has been diagnosed with oppositional defiant disorder (ODD) or is resentful and constantly in trouble at school? Are there constructive ways to channel such oppositional energy and determination? Dr. John F. Taylor will tell you how.

    Inside, you'll find new hope and hundreds of specific, sensible, and easy-to-implement suggestions for improving life with a rebellious and argumentative child. Parents and teachers—anyone who deals with difficult children, teens, or young adults—will also learn how to tap the potential of these natural-born leaders by discovering how to:

    ·Understand why an oppositional attitude exists
    ·Open up new, safer avenues for children to express needs and wants
    ·Enhance communication, avoid common mistakes, and reduce undesirable behavior
    ·Teach a child conscience-based self-control
    ·And much more!

  • The Languages of the Former Soviet Republics: Their History and Development

    The Languages of the Former Soviet Republics describes the evolution of each of the languages of the 14 non-Russian Soviet republics paying particular attention to periods of Russification during the Tsarist and Soviet eras. Non-linguistic in content, Gary C. Fouse delves into languages that other authors frequently overlook or ignore, and documents first hand accounts of native-speakers who describe their experiences growing up in a bilingual environment. Targeted toward those interested in the former Soviet Union or language in general, this book will be a tremendous resource for professors and students of Sociolinguistics and Soviet Studies.

  • Keep Calm and Carry On 2014 Calendar

    Inspired by the pithy and powerful poster designed to boost British morale during World War II, the Keep Calm and Carry On Calendar is a year of quotes, verses, mottos, and sayings that will get each morning off to an inspired start. 'A merry heart doth good like a medicine' (Proverbs).

  • Earth Cycles

    The Earth is round like a ball and it moves in circular motions. It changes in patterns that go round and round like the wheels of a bike. So begins EARTH CYCLES, a book that describes three of the cyclical phenomena created by the movement of Earth. Day to night to day and back again is one cycle, and the cycle of the moon gradually moving from a sliver to a giant disk and back again is another. The seasons' never-ending cycle of spring to summer to fall to winter to spring again is the third. The book offers the scientific reason behind each of the cycles while at the same time providing an overview of the wondrous order of our planet.

  • I. M. Pei: Architect of Time, Place and Purpose

    Jill Rubalcaba tells the conflict-ridden stories behind six of Pei's most celebrated buildings, all turning points in Pei's distinguished career: National Center for Atmospheric Research (Boulder, CO); John F. Kennedy Presidential Library (Boston, MA); National Gallery of Art, East Building (Washington, DC), Fragrant Hill Hotel (near Forbidden City, China); Louvre (Paris, France), and the Miho Museum (Japan). Each story, illustrated with drawings, architectural plans, and photographs, follows Pei on his journey--from his search for design inspiration, through the trials of construction, to the finished project. Although Pei claims that he does not have a stylistic signature, his buildings are identified by geometric form and minimalist beauty, an integral relationship with their natural surroundings, and a profound respect for the past while exceeding the needs of those who utilize them. His architectural sensibilities and achievements have made Pei one of the premier architects of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. Pei once explained his approach as requiring "a full understanding of the three essential elements--time, place, purpose--to arrive at an ideal balance." Pei's awards, buildings, a timeline, notes, suggested reading, and websites are also included.

  • William Rossetti's Art Criticism: The Search for Truth in Victorian Art

    William Rossetti's Art Criticism examines the art criticism of William Michael Rossetti, an underrated member of the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood and places it within the context of Victorian Culture. Drawing on many reviews never published in book form, this study establishes Rossetti as a major art critic and valuable source of information on the Victorian world. The author presents Rossetti's role in the Pre-Raphaelite movement as editor of Germ and as a beginning reviewer when he maintained the realist creed seen in D.G. Rossetti, Millais, and Holman Hunt. She then follows his broadening view through his exposure to French and Japanese art that affected his eventual sensitive response to James McNeill Whistler. The study concludes with a personal examination of his final approach which he called "aesthetic realism" in which he is grounded in nineteenth century realism, but also shows a twentieth century determination to examine works closely as autonomous objects. It also addresses new findings in Rossetti's own Japanese art collection, his search for a vital spirit of the past in the Classical and Gothic Revivals, and his importance as an authoritative spokesman for humanistic values in Victorian culture.

  • Some Very Interesting Cats Perhaps You Weren't Aware of

    A completely original and funny new take on cats. Doogie Horner, a writer and illustrator, knows just what it is about cats that so obsesses and delights us--their impenetrable personalities, their self-contained quirkiness, the aura of mystery that makes it seem as if they're always up to something that they don't want us to know about. So he imagines their secret lives for us, in a way that takes the most surprising and whimsical turns.

    With full-color illustrations and absurdly funny short stories, Some Very Interesting Cats Perhaps You Weren't Aware Of is a gallery of 100 impossible cat characters. Like the Alien cat, Xort, who reports back to his planet: "Have trained my humans to feed and pet me. They suspect nothing." Or the Mountain Climber cat, Snowball, who is planning a perilous route up the North Curtain to Mt. Bookcase. Or Mystico, the Magician cat--no one could figure out how he sawed a dog in half. (The answer was simple: He didn't like dogs.) And Hjalmar, the Viking cat, whose motto is "Pillage. Tuna. Plunder. Nap."

  • The Collectible Teapot & Tea 2018 Calendar

    The Collectible Teapot & Tea Calendar is a tradition almost as cherished as afternoon tea itself. Each month, a beautifully arranged teatime scene: a table piled high with pastries, scones, or finger sandwiches, a vase overflowing with fresh flowers, and in the center of it all, a gorgeous vintage teapot surrounded by delicate cups and saucers. Blueberries and cream accompany a limited edition Victorian washstand novelty pot in March. A chintz pattern and pink meringue kisses in August. And for the holidays, a 1930s silver pot alongside cheery candles and a platter of hand pies. Each month includes tidbits of historical information and a thoughtful quote.

  • Relationship Based Leadership

    Relationship Based Leadership has been written primarily for child-care leaders looking for a better way to manage their agencies-one that emphasizes cooperation rather that control; motivation from within rather that from without; and accountability to a team, more than to a boss. Such changes not only require fundamental shifts in how managers and workers think, but even greater changes in their relationships to one another. It carefully explains the basic changes needed to bring about relationship-based leadership, including principles of motivation, managing social situations, principles of team leadership, strategic planning, keys to being more effective in relationships, staff development strategies, and working through personality conflicts at all levels of an organization. The text illustrates these concepts with case studies (derived from on-site interviews with early childhood program directors) and anecdotal experiences in actual childcare settings. The book's applied focus utilizes learning exercises that allow the reader to apply the principles and skills presented in each chapter.

  • Dancers After Dark

    This deluxe limited edition of Dancers After Dark includes a hardcover edition of the book with a signed bookplate, plus an art print, packaged in a slipcase.

    Dancers After Dark is an amazing celebration of the human body and the human spirit, as dancers, photographed nude and at night, strike poses of fearless beauty.

    Without a permit or a plan, Jordan Matter led hundreds of the most exciting dancers in the world out of their comfort zones--not to mention their clothes--to explore the most compelling reaches of beauty and the human form. After all the risk and daring, the result is extraordinary: 300 dancers, 400 locations, more than 150 stunning photographs. No clothes. No arrests. No regrets.

    Each image highlights the amazing abilities of these artists--and presents a core message to the reader: Say yes. Embrace the risks and opportunities that life presents.

  • Muslim and Christian Reflections on Peace: Divine and Human Dimensions

    When Muslim and Christian scholars met in 2001 in Samsun, Turkey for a symposium on inter-religious dialogue as a contribution to world peace, little did they know that September 11th was less than three months away. The events of that tragic day underline the urgency of such dialogue. As conflicts surfaced in Afghanistan, Palestine/Israel, Kashmir, Pakistan, Chechnya, and Iraq, the need to understand the underlying issues of the conflict became evident. The papers found in found in Muslim and Christian Reflections on Peace explore how people of diverse faiths can communicate, dispite discord, on issues of truth and justice. These Christian and Muslim reflections from the symposium in Turkey, which straddles East and West, are an attempt to explore some of these issues.

  • Dairy-Free Cookbook: Over 250 Recipes for People with Lactose Intolerance or Milk Allergy

    Delicious Milk-Free Recipes and Practical Information at Your Fingertips!
    "What can you eat if you are extremely sensitive to lactose and live in a society where milk is everywhere and in everything? Read Jane Zukin's book!"
    — From the foreword by Joel V. Weinstock, M.D., Department of Internal Medicine Director, Division of Gastroenterology, University of Iowa
    Are you one of the millions of people who cannot drink milk or eat dairy products without pain and discomfort? If so, you are not alone. There are millions of people just like you. The problem is either milk intolerance or milk allergy. Either way, you and milk are not friends.
    What to do? To your rescue comes Jane Zukin, called by the Wall Street Journal "the country's best-known expert on lactose intolerance." Here, Jane shows you how you can eat to your stomach's content, offering 250 delicious dishes the whole family will love. She also explains all you need to understand about milk intolerance and milk allergies. In addition, she explains how to deal with child-related issues and how to recognize the "hidden" milk products and by-products that lurk inside so many prepared foods.
    But make no mistake. At its heart, this is a cookbook, and what a cookbook!
    Inside you will learn how to prepare wonderful dairy-free versions of:
    ·Flaming Crepes with Fresh Fruit Filling
    ·Spinach Lasagne
    ·Tangy Watermelon Cooler
    ·Peanut Butter-Chocolate Bars
    ·And many more!

  • Unlikely Friendships 2018 Calendar

    The Unlikely Friendships series has charmed readers with its tender tales of love between animals of all shapes and sizes. The Unlikely Friendships Calendar features 12 stories of heart-tugging interspecies friendship, each accompanied by a charming, full-color photograph of the pair. A large capybara is groomed by a crew of monkey stylists. A dachshund snuggles up to a hedgehog. A Belgian Malinois and an owl defy expectations and find common ground in play. A calendar that the whole family will love.

  • Star Wars Kindergarten Math Skills, for Ages 5-6

    The Force is strong with this series! Introducing a line of workbooks that marries the iconic popularity of Star Wars with the unique mix of editorial quality, fun presentation, and rigorous educational standards that Workman applied to the BRAIN QUEST Workbooks.

    Twelve titles launch the series--three each for Pre-K through 2nd Grade--and dig deep into core subjects, including numbers, ABCs, phonics, and reading readiness for younger grades, and math, reading, and writing for the older ones. The material, which aligns with national Common Core State Standards, is designed to reinforce essential concepts and lessons taught in schools. Any child, not just fans of Star Wars--but yes, those fans will be especially delighted (as will reluctant learners)--will love the "A" is for Anakin approach to phonics. Kids will practice learning numbers by counting and circling X-wing starfighters and clone troopers. Master place values by sorting groups of Wookiees. There are math problems--Yoda is holding 7 lightsabers. 5 of the lightsabers are blue. The rest are green. How many green lightsabers is he holding? And Language Arts--Circle the correct homophone in this sentence: Luke is a Jedi knight/night.

    Featuring favorite characters like Luke Skywalker, Queen Amidala, Yoda, and Obi-Wan Kenobi, and other creatures, monsters, Jedi, and Sith, the workbooks are filled with thousands of original illustrations drawing from all six Star Wars movies and the expanded Star Wars universe.

    Learn well, you will.


  • 365 Days in Ireland Picture-a-Day 2018 Calendar

    The extraordinary Slieve League Cliffs, towering 2,000 feet over the Atlantic. The lush pastures of Down, dotted with grazing sheep. The ancient stone circles of Donegal. Plus Shannon Harbour cloaked in mist, the soaring turrets of Galway's Kylemore Abbey, and the colorful sweet shops of Kerry. Featuring hundreds of spectacular photographs by Irishman Chris Coe --one large image at the top of each page and smaller ones throughout the grids-- accompanied by evocative text. A gift for travelers and proud Irish-Americans, 365 Days in Ireland is a tribute to the spirit, the verdant beauty, and the timeless charm of the Emerald Isle.

  • What Holds Us to Earth?: A Look at Gravity

    A ball drops to the ground. Leaves fall from a tree. Gravity is at work all around you. But what exactly is gravity? And how does it affect different objects? Read this book to find out! Learn all about matter, energy, and forces in the Exploring Physical Science series--part of the Lightning Bolt Books(TM) collection. With high-energy designs, exciting photos, and fun text, Lightning Bolt Books(TM) bring nonfiction topics to life!

  • I'm and Won't, They're and Don't: What's a Contraction?

    What's a contraction? You'll find the answer inside this book―it's brimming with contractions! Brian P. Cleary's playful rhymes and Brian Gable's humorous illustrations don't shy away from creatively clarifying the concept of contractions. For easy identification, we've printed the contractions in color. You won't want to miss the comical cats that reinforce each idea. I'm and Won't, They're and Don't: What's a Contraction? turns traditional grammar lesson on end. Read this book aloud and share in the delight of the sense―and nonsense―of words.

  • Disseminating Anthrax Vaccine Information: The Quality and Mythology of Existing Web Sites

    On any given topic, the World Wide Web today contains a large number of web sites. Unfortunately, many of these health-related web sites are bogus, containing information that is inaccurate and that comes from other than scientific sources. This book provides in-depth analysis of existing websites related to Anthrax Vaccine Information. This analysis contributes to the development of consumer friendly quality information access for both service providers and consumers.

  • Baby Night-Night

    It's the little series that could: Indestructibles are innovative books built for the way babies read. Printed on a unique, nontoxic, paper like material that holds up to anything babies throw at them, Indestructibles are rip proof, chew proof, drool proof and gum proof. They re 100% baby safe and they re washable. When a book gets dirty, just throw it in the dishwasher or washing machine, and voila, the book is back and ready for more. Featuring the second set of titles by Kate Merritt, whose distinctive and colorful collage illustrations are as adorable to parents as they are to babies, here is a new Indestructibles that is a joy to read aloud. Baby Night-Night makes the bedtime ritual putting on pajamas, reading a story, and the good-night kiss a special time for parents and children. Simple, engaging text encourages language development, and each spread is filled with sweet details.

  • Star Wars Kindergarten Phonics & ABCs, for Ages 5-6

    The Force is strong with this series! Introducing a line of workbooks that marries the iconic popularity of Star Wars with the unique mix of editorial quality, fun presentation, and rigorous educational standards that Workman applied to the BRAIN QUEST Workbooks.

    Twelve titles launch the series--three each for Pre-K through 2nd Grade--and dig deep into core subjects, including numbers, ABCs, phonics, and reading readiness for younger grades, and math, reading, and writing for the older ones. The material, which aligns with national Common Core State Standards, is designed to reinforce essential concepts and lessons taught in schools. Any child, not just fans of Star Wars--but yes, those fans will be especially delighted (as will reluctant learners)--will love the "A" is for Anakin approach to phonics. Kids will practice learning numbers by counting and circling X-wing starfighters and clone troopers. Master place values by sorting groups of Wookiees. There are math problems--Yoda is holding 7 lightsabers. 5 of the lightsabers are blue. The rest are green. How many green lightsabers is he holding? And Language Arts--Circle the correct homophone in this sentence: Luke is a Jedi knight/night.

    Featuring favorite characters like Luke Skywalker, Queen Amidala, Yoda, and Obi-Wan Kenobi, and other creatures, monsters, Jedi, and Sith, the workbooks are filled with thousands of original illustrations drawing from all six Star Wars movies and the expanded Star Wars universe.

    Learn well, you will.

  • Pope John Paul II on Inculturation: Theory and Practice

    This work undertakes a philosophical analysis and study of the thought of John Paul II on inculturation and evangelization. It investigates the development of the Pope's thought on inculturation and argues that inculturation is the central theme that unifies the Pope's encyclical. The relationship between inculturation and evangelization is argued for, with particular attention to the analysis of such themes as: creation as inculturation, incarnation as inculturation, and evangelization as inculturation. The text then argues that the relationships between these themes are not only reciprocal but hermeneutical. It also focuses on the relationship between hermeneutics and inculturation and argues that hermeneutics is the most rational foil for understanding the mechanics and the logic of inculturation. The text shows how inculturation, as proposed by Pope John Paul II, serves as a unifying principle that would usher in a new world order (intellectually and socially). Such world vision would allow for cooperation and unity between nations of varied cultures, and thus, allow for the development of a Christian and world community where peaceful co-existence would be a priority. This is the hope of the Pope's gospel of 'Evangelization 2000.'

  • ETHICAL RIGHT TO LIFE:A FORMULATION FROM

    This work focuses on the issue of an ethical right to life. Its aim is to formulate a persuasive answer the question: What attribute can endow an entity with an ethical right to not have its existence terminated? The issue of an ethical right to life is heavily politicized and divisive in Western societies. The reflections and analyses offered in An Ethical Right to Life contribute a much-needed clarification to the on-going discussion.

  • Carschooling: Over 350 Entertaining Games & Activities to Turn Travel Time into Learning Time

    Turn Your Kids into "Road Scholars"
    Your children's education and future are two of your primary concerns. Combine that with the fact that you spend loads of time in the car with them going from here to there, and your family is perfect for carschooling!
    Carschooling is all about turning travel time into learning time. Created especially for kids ages 4 to 7, inside there's something fun for everyone with games, group activities, suggested resources and audiobooks, journaling ideas, and more. Kids will love the countless road-worthy games, such as:
    ·Dashboard Decimal Drills and Rock 'n' Roll Multiplication Tables
    ·Eighteen-Wheeler Chemistry, Windshield Entomology, and Road-Cut Geology
    ·Drive-By History and Glove Compartment Geography
    ·Rest Stop Olympics and Car Seat Calisthenics
    ·And many other fun and educational activities!
    This crafty brain-building book transforms your family's same ol' road trips into journeys down the information superhighway. Going for a spin will never be the same!
    "You'll be staggered by the ingenuity and imagination captured in these pages. What a brain bath!" — John Taylor Gatto, author of Dumbing Us Down and The Underground History of American Education
    "A veritable roadmap for learning from one of the country's learning experts." — Heather Frederick, publisher, Audio Bookshelf
    "Fun, educational, and takes the whine out of drive time." — Rebecca Kochenderfer, senior editor and cofounder of Homeschool.com and coauthor of Homeschooling for Success

  • Political Conflict and Constitutional Change in Puerto Rico: 1898-1952

    The analysis of the constitutional development of Puerto Rico has been dominated by two major perspectives: political gradualism and classical colonialism. Gradualist analysis suggests that the constitutional development of Puerto Rico followed a pattern of gradual progression toward the goal of increasing self-government. A variant of this approach views the creation of particular constitutional laws for Puerto Rico as the result of United States experimentation in colonial policy-making. The classical colonialism approach presents the Puerto Rican constitutional laws as instruments of economic and military exploitation of Puerto Rico. Both approaches oversimplify the social complexity of those involved in the creation of constitutional laws. This book provides an alternative view which recognizes the role of social conflicts and social contradictions in the development of the constitutional laws of Puerto Rico.

  • English-Spanish Translation, through a Cross-Cultural Interpretation Approach

    As translation involves more than mere mechanics but as a discipline tied to cultural understanding, translators must focus on the dissimilarities and incongruities between the source and target societies, as well as their languages. Francisco Castro-Paniagua has written a book that will enable those involved in this process to begin to understand the differences between the Anglo-Saxon and Hispanic cultures in a more cohesive manner. Drawing from Levi-Strauss, Paz, Hymes, among others, the author focuses first on a general theory of the two cultures, and then discusses their most basic traits. The work concludes by analyzing the published translations of two works.

  • Media in an American Crisis: Studies of September 11, 2001

    September 11, 2001, represents not only the most tragic event of modern times on American soil but also the event that garnered the most intense and pervasive media coverage of our time. The need for information is the instinctive human reaction to crisis.

  • Horse Gallery 2017 Calendar

    A powerful Friesian. A pair of Haflinger stallions. An Arabian, rearing up. And a sturdy Icelandic horse, demonstrating the breed s distinctive tolt gait. An exquisite gift for the horse lover, this calendar celebrates horses around the world with hundreds of portraits in breathtaking natural settings. A ripple of muscle, a flowing mane, a deep, soulful expression each image captures the finest details andthat untamed equine spirit."

  • The Original 365 Puppies-A-Year Picture-A-Day 2018 Calendar

    Another year of puppy love! Starring the cute and cuddly winners of the 24th Annual Puppies of Distinction Contest, 365 Puppies-A-Year gives you a daily dose of bright eyes, wet noses, playful poses, and more! A floppy-eared Border Collie invites you to play, an Australian Shepherd with sky-blue eyes and a speckled coat cocks his head curiously, and a roly-poly Jack Russell wrestles with a new toy. Plus baby boxers, wide-eyed pugs, nuzzling spaniels, and plenty of adorable mutts. In addition to the main-featured pups, there are smaller images throughout the grid and captions providing breed info, health and training tips, and charming quotes from famous dog lovers.

  • Sammy Spider's First Yom Kippur

    When Josh breaks the rules and plays ball indoors, he finds himself apologizing not only to his parents, but to Sammy Spider as well. A Yom Kippur story about saying, "I'm sorry."

  • Pocket Pigs 2016 Calendar: The Famous Teacup Pigs of Pennywell Farm

    The cutest little piggies period are back! Meet Bertram, peeking out of a jack-o -lantern. Tabitha trotting through a pile of bubbles. And Lawrence asleep inside a well-worn boot. Pink, palm-sized, and irresistibly chubby, the teacup pigs of Pennywell Farm love to pose and the camera loves them. Featuring a dozen delightful mise-en-scenes that capture the pigs sweet spirits, accompanied by captions that heighten the cuteness quotient.

  • Greenpeace 2014 Calendar: Standing Up for the Earth

    A bald eagle perched on a moss-covered branch. Adelie penguins against a blue-white ice floe in Antarctica. And the intense gaze of a timber wolf. Greenpeace is the calendar with a conscience, bringing the remote, unspoiled wilderness up close through portraits by Art Wolfe, Brandon Cole, Cyril Ruoso, and more of the world's top nature photographers. Each image highlights what is at stake in the fight to preserve planet Earth and its natural treasures.

  • Really Important Stuff My Kids Have Taught Me

    Celebrate the wisdom of the sandbox--the witty, innocent, surprising, and yet completely sensible things that kids say and do. A little book with a big heart, Really Important Stuff My Kids Have Taught Me combines deceptively simple life lessons with engaging images that together not only offer insight but inspire joy.

    Kids see the world in a way that adults don't, so glimpsing life through a child's eyes offers a fresh--and often funny--perspective. Kids encourage us to be open-minded: There are a lot of different ways to get to the top of the jungle gym. To be fearless: Jump right in or you may change your mind about swimming. To aim high: Even babies grab for things just beyond their reach. To be kind to yourself: Sometimes you need a Saturday on a Wednesday. To follow your own path: If the flowers you draw don't look like anyone else's, that's good. And to stay young: Go barefoot!

    Tune in to the chatter on the playground, and remind yourself how simple everything really is.

  • Summer Brain Quest Between Grades 5 & 6

    Stop summer slide! Stay summer smart! For kids who just finished 5th grade, this Common Core-aligned workbook will get you back-to-school ready for 6th grade, with hundreds of fun activities, exercises, and games. From Brain Quest, America's #1 educational bestseller with over 45 million books sold.

    Learn all summer long with this personalized, interactive quest! Begin with a map that guides you through a workbook jam-packed with activities based on reading comprehension, writing essays, ancient history, grammar, fractions and decimals, climate, and more, with fun illustrations throughout.
    Once you complete an activity, get your stickers and track your progress on the map! Loved by kids, teacher-approved, and parent-trusted, this Summer Brain Quest Workbook also includes bonus challenges and stickers, outside activities, a summer reading list, a Brain Quest mini deck, and more.

  • Colossal Paper Machines: Make 10 Giant Models That Move!

    What a big idea! And what big fun: A whopping oversize book of interactive paper models to appeal to every kid who loves big machines--which pretty much covers all of them.

    These are the coolest big machines that kids love--each re-created in an oversize paper model that, once built, really moves. The book has everything the reader needs to pop out, fold, and create a full-color model of ten big machines: a dump truck, space shuttle, excavator, ladder truck, front loader, concrete mixer, steam locomotive, steamboat, dirigible, Chinook helicopter. Created by Phil Conigliaro, a gifted paper engineer and artist, the models are printed on sturdy card stock; perforated to pop out and fold; require only gluing (no tape or pins); and come with complete, easy-to-follow step-by-step instructions. And, worth repeating, each one moves: Wheels roll and the mixer turns, helicopter blades spin, and the excavator's boom and bucket raises and lowers.

    Additionally there's the story of each machine--how it works, who invented it, what it's used for. Kids will learn the history of the steam shovel--the smoking, hissing monster that dug the Panama Canal, the largest engineering feat of the 20th century; how astronauts in a space shuttle could withstand the 3,000 degrees of heat created when it returned to Earth; how the world's largest dump truck can haul a million pounds. It's big stuff!

  • 365 Bible Verses-A-Year Color 2016 Calendar

    Live by the teachings of the Bible, every day. 365 Bible Verses is the beloved calendar that combines the timeless words of the Bible with full-colour nature photographs that display the glory of God's creation. Each day cites chapter and verse from the New International version of the Bible: Matthew blesses the pure in heart, and a field of sunflowers glows golden under the sun. Proverbs exalts the Lord s strength next to a towering mountain range. And a blooming rose illustrates John's tribute to love. These are words guaranteed to bring comfort, to inspire joy, to affirm faith.

  • The Vitality of Rabbinic Imagination: The Mishnah Against the Bible and Qumran

    Assessed against comparable documents of Scripture and the Qumran library, the Mishnah shows itself as a triumph of imagination. It exhibits remarkable capacity to think in new and astonishing ways about familiar things. This study compares the Mishnah to four biblical codes and two codes found among the Dead Sea Scrolls.

  • African Crisis: Is There Hope?

    The goal of this book is to provide practical solutions to save Africa and its people from an "African crisis" that is threatening to destroy the nation and eliminate human survival. The author, an African himself, argues that this crisis is manifesting itself in the form of social, political, and economic upheavals. He discusses major issues such as unemployment, famine, hunger, malnutrition, overpopulation, ethnic wars, power struggles, debt, democracy, colonialism, and corruption. He argues that Africa suffers from the exploitation of outsiders. Based on this argument, Muriithi develops a strategic approach for developing Africa and bringing hope to its people. The study promotes that the three key determinants of African development are positive change in its society and culture, its demography, and its economy. The author suggests that through organization, discipline, education, and coalition, such changes can be made. African Crisis: Is There Hope? will serve as an appropriate text in African Studies courses focusing on the nation's problems, development, economy, and third world crises. This detailed and reflective work will also appeal to students and scholars alike, politicians, African development agents, donors, and world leaders.

  • Expand Your Vocabulary: The Dynamic In-context Way

    A unique departure from current vocabulary-building texts, this book features word-choices in short excerpts (under 250 words each) from forty different writers and speakers, among them notables like Vicki Kemper, Vernon Jordan, Karen Armstrong, Dr. Benjamin Spock, Albert Shanker, Andrew Hacker, and Juliet Schor. Their topics range widely from 'World Population and Your Life' to 'Leadership for the Future'. The book is a practical and interesting way to study words in meaningful context rather than as isolated entities. Another innovation is that each of the forty 'Days' is accompanied by a commentary, 'Language Uses and Abuses, ' on how words are formed and how to check and improve language usages. Topics include Like as a Preposition and Like as a Verb; Get Lost, Hopefully; How Not to Make a Good Impression; Two Handy Latin Phrases; What's in a Name?; and Word-Surfing with the Greek. Then, based on the word-choices studied from a particular context-passage, each 'Day' closes with comprehension checks which include matching meanings, choosing synonyms, and choosing antonyms. And a final noteworthy feature: a sounds-of-speech pronunciation system so easy to understand that it makes the usual pronunciation key unnecessary

  • Guitars 2016 Calendar

    With its 12 x 14 inch format that opens to a huge, almost lifelike image, it's the calendar designed to delight the eclectic soul of every guitar lover. There are electrics an over-the-top Veleno original and the funky Gibson Firebird with its big fin look created by a noted car designer. Acoustics the Fylde, with a body made out of wood from casks used to age single malt scotch. And above all, icons like the cover shot, the Rickenbacker 360/12, known from its use by The Beatles. Detailed text explores each instrument's background, virtues, prominent players, and more.

  • Going on a Hametz Hunt

    Little readers will have fun counting and rhyming with a brother and sister in Kar-Ben s new board book Going on a Hametz Hunt, as they look for breadcrumbs in a favorite kids tradition before the start of the Passover holiday. Award-winning author Jacqueline Jules combines rhyme, counting, and a popular Jewish children s activity for Passover. Cheery illustrations by Rick Brown compliment the simple text.

  • Long-Term Care: An Analysis of Access, Cost, and Quality

    This reader-friendly and insightful work provides a broad definition of long-term care as it relates to the role of major players including, among others, nurses, physicians, and medical directors. Laura Randa King discusses the key long-term care customers such as consultant and provider pharmacists, and then presents the influences of everyone from buying groups to medical directors. Long-Term Care embarks upon a frank discussion of changing patient needs including geriatric concerns and rising expenditures, and poses an in-depth analysis of current legislation and policy issues of quality, cost, and accessibility as they impact the long-term market. It is a useful text for nursing and medical students, managed care organizations, and pharmaceutical companies among others.

  • Brain Quest Workbook Grade 6

    The ultimate 6th-grade workbook, with hundreds of curriculum-based activities, exercises, and games in every subject! From Brain Quest, America's #1 educational bestseller with over 45 million books sold.

    It's fun to be smart! Loved by kids, teacher approved, and parent trusted, Brain Quest Grade 6 Workbook reviews and reinforces what kids are learning in the classroom in an instantly engaging, entertaining way. Each page is jam packed with hands-on activities and games covering language arts, multiplication and division, ratios and proportions, statistics and probability, social studies, science, and much, much more--with friendly illustrations throughout.

    Aligned with Common Core State Standards and expertly vetted by award-winning teachers, this workbook is designed to appeal to kids' natural curiosity, with interactive layouts and easy-to-follow explanations that take the intimidation out of learning. Plus, it's written to help parents follow along and explain key concepts for homework help! With colorful stickers, a fold-out poster, award certificate, and Brain Quest Mini Decks in the back.

  • Good and Cheap: Eat Well on $4/Day

    By showing that kitchen skill, and not budget, is the key to great food, Good and Cheap will help you eat well--really well--on the strictest of budgets.

    Created for people who have to watch every dollar--but particularly those living on the U.S. food stamp allotment of $4.00 a day--Good and Cheap is a cookbook filled with delicious, healthful recipes backed by ideas that will make everyone who uses it a better cook. From Spicy Pulled Pork to Barley Risotto with Peas, and from Chorizo and White Bean Ragu to Vegetable Jambalaya, the more than 100 recipes maximize every ingredient and teach economical cooking methods. There are recipes for breakfasts, soups and salads, lunches, snacks, big batch meals--and even desserts, like crispy, gooey Caramelized Bananas. Plus there are tips on shopping smartly and the minimal equipment needed to cook successfully.

    And when you buy one, we give one! With every copy of Good and Cheap purchased, the publisher will donate a free copy to a person or family in need. Donated books will be distributed through food charities, nonprofits, and other organizations. You can feel proud that your purchase of this book supports the people who need it most, giving them the tools to make healthy and delicious food.

    An IACP Cookbook Awards Winner.

  • So Much Data So Little Math: How to Predict Data Trends -- 5 Easy Profitable Methods

    So Much Data So Little Math is geared for the business community and for employees who are trying to interpret statistics without a background in formal mathematics. The book, relying on the availability of modern software rather than on the reader's math skills, puts trend analysis within reach of everyone. Through a simple method centering on case studies of ordinary business owners, May provides a simple way to learn how to model data. This highly practical text teaches five methods of modeling: regression, correlation, spreadsheets, database systems and neural networks. A must-read for any successful entrepreneur, So Much Data So Little Math will also be of great interest to researchers, business students and their instructors.

  • Economic Crises and Electoral Responses in Latin America

    Since 1982, Latin Americans have endured dramatic economic crises and elections that advanced liberal democracy and political pluralism. These conditions led many to believe that electoral results mainly reflect reactions to the economy. Based on an extensive study of the elections covering the 1980s and most of the 1990s, Economic Crises and Electoral Responses in Latin America offers a comprehensive overview of the many complex factors in the hearts and minds of voters.

  • Poetica de la frialdad: La Narrativa de Virgilio Piñera

    Virgilio Pinera, author of a large collection of poems, short stories, novels, plays, and essays, is one of Cuba's most important writers. Poetica de la Frialdad offers a new reading of Pinera's narrative. During the 1940's, when Caribbean writers such as Alejo Carpentier and Jose Lezama Lima were elaborating the aesthetics of magic realism, the neo-baroque and negritude, Pioera's tendency was opposite. Some of his books have titles such as Cuentes frios (Cold Stories), Aire frios (Cold Air) and Helada zona (Frozen Zone). For Pinera, coldness is a poetic principle that governs not only his narrative but also his poetry and plays, and consists of the "exposition of pure facts." This "exposition of pure facts" reveals Pinera's obsessive concern with style. Coldness in Pinera's writing is a privileged image of the society and the epoch where he lives. At times, coldness refers to masochism. Coldness and cruelty function as the denial of sensuality, as a condition for masochistic pleasure. Coldness is also an image of culture and its discontents in postmodern society.

  • Summer Brain Quest Between Grades 4 & 5

    Stop summer slide! Stay summer smart! For kids who just finished 4th grade, this Common Core-aligned workbook will get you back-to-school ready for 5th grade, with hundreds of fun activities, exercises, and games. From Brain Quest, America's #1 educational bestseller with over 45 million books sold.

    Learn all summer long with this personalized, interactive quest! Begin with a map that guides you through a workbook jam-packed with activities based on reading comprehension, research, writing, decimals, fractions, earth systems, American history, and more, with fun illustrations throughout.
    Once you complete an activity, get your stickers and track your progress on the map! Loved by kids, teacher-approved, and parent-trusted, this Summer Brain Quest Workbook also includes bonus challenges and stickers, outside activities, a summer reading list, a Brain Quest mini deck, and more.


  • The Southern Baptist Convention and the Judgement of History: The Taint of an Original Sin

    Never before has a book sought to relate the various aberrations of Southern Baptist history to the defense of slavery. Copeland maintains that the inception of the Southern Baptist Convention (S.B.C.) is tainted by its origins in the defense of slavery. The Southern Baptist Convention and the Judgment of History also emphasizes the relation to American Baptists, the response to the ecumenical movement, the position of women, the enforcement of theological orthodoxy, and foreign missions. The revised edition aims to bring readers up to date on what has happened in the S.B.C. (the radical statement of 1995, the revision of the Baptist Faith and Message statement at the points of Baptist theology, the status of women, etc.) since the books original publication, and to explain how the S.B.C.'s controversial stance on racial issues has influenced the denominational life of members and how this stance developed.

  • Yu-Gi-Oh! Official Card Catalog: Prima Official Card Catalog

    Gotta duel? Gotta have this guide!
    ·Complete stats for every card—over 2,000 cards total!
    ·Details on all starter decks, boosters, and promo cards, including the all-new GX cards!
    ·Find cards fast with the alphabetical card index
    ·Full set of official rules includes tips on preparing for duels, game card types, gameplay phases, and a glossary
    ·The most up-to-date card catalog, perfect for beginners and master duelists alike

  • Chocolate: The Consuming Passion

    Wait. Sandra Boynton wrote a book about CHOCOLATE? For grown-ups?

    Oh YES! Boynton's beloved classic returns, updated and redrawn by her for a whole new generation of chocophiles. In addition to her extensive new research, Boynton also nobly sourced and consumed untold quantities of great chocolate, with no thought for her own personal safety.

    Lavishly illustrated and filled with useful facts and cheerful misinformation, CHOCOLATE: The Consuming Passion is the absolute ideal gift for every true chocolate obsessive. Discover the many faces of chocolate--milk chocolate, dark chocolate, boxed chocolates, pretend chocolate, and the wild new frontier of small-batch craft chocolate. Learn about chocolate's complex effects on the body, the psyche, and the soul. Prepare select simple recipes, such as "Hippo Pot de Mousse." Learn how to grow your own chocolate, assuming you don't mind relocating to within 15? of the Equator. There's even a handy guide to saying "Excuse me, where is the nearest chocolate?" in eleven languages, including Klingon. (Nook-dock YOOCH dah-PULL?) Boldly go.

  • Baby Animals

    Teach baby all about baby animals in a book that's indestructible!

    Baby likes to play in the bath. So does baby elephant!
    Baby likes to eat. So do baby monkey and baby chipmunk!
    Baby loves to make noise! Just like baby bird, baby pig, and baby hippo!

    Indestructibles is the trusted series for easing little ones into story time. Beloved by babies and their parents, Indestructibles are built for the way babies "read" (i.e., with their hands and mouths) and are:

    • Rip Proof--made of ultra-durable tight-woven material
    • Waterproof--can be chewed on, drooled on, and washed!
    • Emergent Literacy Tool--bright pictures and few or no words encourage dialogic reading
    • Portable--lightweight books can go anywhere, perfect for the diaper bag and for travel
    • Safe for Baby--meets ASTM safety standards

  • More Than Meets the Ear: A Study of the Semantics of Music

    Music, as any fine art, expresses human values, not merely musical values. In More than Meets the Ear, Gilbert R. Fischer shows what the ways are, through the work of particular composers in particular pieces, and how theoretical dogmas prevent meaningful expression.

  • Case Studies in School Leadership

    The case studies in this useful book provide discussion-starters for educational administration and leadership classes.

  • Javascript Programming for the Absolute Beginner

    This book not only teachers JavaScript - a great programming 'gateway' language - it also teaches readers the fundamental programming concepts they need to grasp in order to learn any computer language. Plus, it uses game creation as a teaching tool. The goal of the series is adaptive learning. Readers will be able to utilize these skills when learning their next programming language.

  • Encyclopedia of Health

    Sixteen abundantly illustrated, slim volumes comprise this encyclopedia intended for children in, perhaps, fourth grade through middle school. The alphabetically-arranged entries, ranging from a half-page to about six pages, cover how the body works, fitness, diet, disease, hygiene, medicine, and drugs. Feature articles present more in-depth covera

  • Culture Shock! Germany: A Survival Guide to Customs and Etiquette

    "The CultureShock!" series is a dynamic and indispensable range of guides for those travellers who are looking to truly understand the countries they are visiting. Each title explains the customs, traditions, social and business etiquette in a lively and informative style. "CultureShock!" authors, all of whom have experienced the joys and pitfalls of cultural adaptation, are ideally placed to provide warm and informative advice to those who seek to integrate seamlessly into diverse cultures. The books in this series have a friendly and honest writing style and are full of personal experiences, practical advice and useful information. Each "CultureShock!" book contains: insights into the people and their culture and traditions; advice on adapting into the local environment; linguistic help and hints on how to learn the language and do business; a useful list of foreign words and phrases and a comprehensive resource guide; and how to get the most out of your travel experience.

  • El cielo de noche/ The Night Sky

    Cada mes un ciclo ocurre en el cielo. Lea acerca de los patrones de la luna y como cambia durante cada mes.

    Every month a cycle happens in the sky. Read about the patterns of the moon and how it changes throughout each month.

  • Origami 2015 Calendar

    For paper-folding pros and newbies alike, the Origami Calendar is packed with inspiration and fun. Endorsed by Origami USA, here are hundreds of lively projects made simple with illustrated step-by-step instructions. Fold a fierce beast. Create action figurines. Repurpose a dollar bill. And make an ornate holiday ornament. The pages, which double as folding paper, are perfectly square and printed with bold graphics.

  • The Winter Solstice

    The winter solstice--the shortest day of the year--marks the beginning of the coldest, darkest season. Discover the scientific reasons for this phenomenon and learn how cultures past and present have celebrated it.

  • Horses

    Guaranteed to bring unbridled joy to every kid and crafter who loves horses, Eyelike Stickers: Horses is the newest addition to the bestselling sticker book series that has over a million copies in print. And no wonder: Its over 400 equestrian-themed, full-color photographic and illustrated stickers are vibrant, beautifully detailed and lifelike--and durable, designed to be stuck on, peeled off, and stuck on again without tearing or losing adhesive.

  • Nafta, the First Year: A View from Mexico

    This book is a collection of papers presented at the First Forum of the Americas, a congress whose main objective is to evaluate the NAFTA each year. Here, the first year of NAFTA is analyzed by distinguished scholars, public officials, and business persons from the three member countries.

  • History of Chinese Daoism

    History of Chinese Daoism- Volume I employs a historical-descriptive method to trace the evolution of Chinese Daoism. This study assumes that Daoism as a religion is atavistic in the Chinese soil; it assimilated the myths and legends of ancient China and has continued to do so in its history. The relationship between Daoism and the state is also explored in depth. This study focuses on how Daoism functioned in the popular level of society, as well as in the elite level. In terms of history, this book begins with the founding of Daoism as a religion in the Han Dynasty-second century, C.E. However, the bulk of the book deals with Daoist activities in the period of Political Disunion (371-581) when China was divided between North and South.

  • How to Be Interesting: In 10 Simple Steps

    An inspiring visual guide to a richer life.

    "If there's a thinker to steal from, it's Jessica Hagy."--Austin Kleon, author of Steal Like an Artist and Newspaper Blackout


    How to Be Interesting is passionate, positive, down-to-earth, and irrepressibly upbeat, combining fresh and pithy life lessons, often just a sentence or two, with deceptively simple diagrams and graphs. Each of the book's more than 100 spreads will nudge readers a little bit further out of their comfort zones and into a place where suddenly everything is possible.

    It's about taking chance--but also about taking daily vacations. About being childlike, not childish. It's about ideas, creativity, risk. It's about trusting your talents and doing only what you want--but having the courage to get lost and see where the path leads. Because it's what you don't know that's interesting.

  • The Official 365 Sports Facts-a-Year 2016 Calendar

    Dramatic upsets. Fierce rivalries. Record-breaking feats. Every day starts with an adrenaline rush in The Official 365 Sports Facts-A-Year Calendar. University of Tennessee student athlete Ron Widby leads both his football and basketball teams to victory on the same day averaging 43 yards in punts in the Volunteers win over Tulsa, and scoring 18 points in the championship game against Centenary. Evander Holyfield engineers one of the greatest upsets in boxing history, defeating Mike Tyson to win the WBA heavyweight title. Plus baseball bloopers, golf trivia, tennis triumphs, and more.

  • The Book of Questions 2016 Calendar

    What is the best surprise anyone has ever given you? What made it so special? Start each day with an open-ended question designed to set you thinking, begin conversation, explore thoughts and feelings. Or just learn something new about yourself. Adapted from a cultural phenomenon: The New York Times bestselling book The Book of Questions. The Book of Questions Calendar explores a diversity of subjects, from love and romance to crime and punishment, to online privacy and technology: Would you rather become wealthy as the result of a lucky break, a smart gamble, or hard work?

  • Today Is Going to Be a Great Day! 2018 Calendar

    Make every day brighter with a year-long gallery of dazzling art and positive vibes. Each month features an optimistic quote, gorgeously hand-lettered and vibrantly illustrated. An instant pick-me-up, packed with encouragement and cheer, this calendar is a sunny addition to any office or home.

  • The Name of God Y.eh.ow.ah Which Is Pronounced As It Is Written I_Eh_Ou_Ah: Its Story

    God's name is fundamental to all monotheistic religions. Paradoxically, religions prefer to translate God's name as Yahweh "He Is," Adonay "my Lord," Allah "The God," rather than a transcription of the name, which is more usual. However, the key to unlock this mystery was provided by the famous Maimonides, 800 years ago, when he wrote that the Name "is read as it is written." Name of God Y.eh.ow.ah Which is Pronounced as it is Written I_Eh_ou_Ah is Gerard Gertoux's examination of the paradox of the correct pronunciation. To learn more about this book, please visit the author's website at http://divinename.net.

  • Every Body Yoga: Let Go of Fear, Get on the Mat, Love Your Body.

    From the unforgettable teacher Jessamyn Stanley comes Every Body Yoga, a book that breaks all the stereotypes.

    It's a book of inspiration for beginners of all shapes and sizes: If Jessamyn could transcend these emotional and physical barriers, so can we.

    It's a book for readers already doing yoga, looking to refresh their practice or find new ways to stay motivated.

    It's a how-to book: Here are easy-to-follow directions to 50 basic yoga poses and 10 sequences to practice at home, all photographed in full color.

    It's a book that challenges the larger issues of body acceptance and the meaning of beauty.

    Most of all, it's a book that changes the paradigm, showing us that yoga isn't about how one looks, but how one feels, with yoga sequences like "I Want to Energize My Spirit," "I Need to Release Fear," "I Want to Love Myself."

    Jessamyn Stanley, a yogi who breaks all the stereotypes, has built a life as an internationally recognized yoga teacher and award-winning Instagram star by combining a deep understanding for yoga with a willingness to share her personal struggles in a way that touches everyone who comes to know her. Now she brings her body-positive, emotionally uplifting approach to yoga in a book that will help every reader discover the power of yoga and how to weave it seamlessly into his or her life.

  • A Synergy of Styles: Art and Artifact in Gabriel Garcia Marquez

    A Synergy of Styles analyzes Gabriel Garcia Marquez's approach to fiction and journalism by studying several characteristics inherent in both types of his work. Gloria Jeanne Bodtorf Clark uses Chronicle of a Death Foretold and Story of a Shipwrecked Sailor to explore the different paths Garcia Marquez takes in creating fact and fiction. Garcia Marquez called his goal a "confluence" of literature and journalism. These two works reflect two different approaches to fact. Chronicle of a Death Foretold represents fiction written as fact, while Story of a Shipwrecked Sailor represents fact written as fiction. The author places these works in their historical context and subjects them to a close reading to analyze the internal workings of the narrative. Clark also integrates the thoughts of many North American and Hispanic writers, as well as those of many major critics on the relationship between fact and fiction.

  • Frog Trouble Deluxe Songbook

    My very own heartbreak song (Bedtime! Clean my room! Take a bath!). Best friends who copy everything you do (Copycat). The cowboy town that suffered Frog Trouble in '42. The fab new line dance - the Alligator Stroll (Complete with dance step instructions) - this jam-packed country music book and CD for kids covers all the love, friendship, heartbreak, heroism and especially humour that are touchstones of the genre, but with lyrics and music that any child, heck, anybody, will enjoy. The front half of the book features spreads for each song, with a full-page piece of art and partial lyrics set up as a little story. Sandy's marvellous menagerie of energetic pigs, dogs, hippos, rabbits, ducks, turkeys - and, yes, many, many frogs - add additional life to the marvellous text, and help explain (in I Have a Dog) why a junkyard mutt who won't sit, roll over, or beg is just about the best dog a kid can own. The music and full lyrics appear in the back section of the book.

  • This Calls for a Drink!: The Best Wines & Beers to Pair With Every Situation

    What wine goes with your life?

    Any decent wine book can tell you what to drink with a grilled steak. But what's the best wine to pair with a blind date? For watching the Oscars? For a big birthday? Written by Diane McMartin, this inspired drinking guide matches wines and beers to the significant--and not so significant--events in life.

    Binge-watching Buffy the Vampire Slayer? Try a Riesling--refreshing but with depth. Dumped a jerk? Celebrate with a sparkling rose. Here are hundreds of unexpected recommendations delivered in a voice that is fresh, hip, full of attitude, and as solidly informative as it is entertaining. It's everything you need to know to drink like an adult, even if you don't always behave like one.

  • LIVING HERMENEUTICS IN MOTION:AN ANALYSI

    Paul Ricoeur is one of the most prolific philosophers alive today. Many studies have been done on Ricoeur's philosophy, but very little on his theological trajectory and its connection to Biblical hermeneutics. Living Hermeneutics in Motion brings to light the diverse ways in which Ricoeur's hermeneutic revolutions concerning a meaningful text can be useful, specifically in the area of biblical interpretation.

  • The Natural Pharmacy

    Imagine being able to have the world's most respected natural health experts talk to you about your health concerns. Now, with this extraordinary book, you can! In this one volume, some of the world's most highly regarded clinical practitioners in the field have teamed together to offer timely, practical, and fully integrated advice on treating troublesome conditions the natural way.
    Inside you will find complete coverage of the most common conditions, together with useful guidance on how to treat them. In addition, this essential reference gives you up-to-date, fully referenced, reliable information on a world of supplements that can improve your health. Clearly, The Natural Pharmacy is your most trusted guide to conditions, supplements, herbs, and homeopathic remedies.


    "Natural therapies have long been recognized not only for their usefulness in disease prevention, but as treatment for a multitude of medical conditions. A handful of doctors -- including the authors of this fine reference book -- have pioneered the use of natural therapies. The Natural Pharmacy will facilitate the acceptance of these beneficial natural therapies and give readers a useful road map as they join us on 'the road less traveled.'"

    -- Julian Whitaker, M.D., author of Dr. Whitaker's Guide to Natural Healing
    "The Natural Pharmacy provides clear, concise recommendations on clinically proven natural approaches to good health -- a valuable resource for anyone, from practitioner to patient."
    -- Michael T. Murray, N.D., coauthor of Encyclopedia of Natural Medicine"When four widely acclaimed masters of natural medicine pool their talents, a quality work like The Natural Pharmacy results. A great resource for those looking for a rational, easy-to-use guide to the best researched natural therapies."

    -- Joeseph E. Pizzorno, Jr., N.D., president, Bastyr University, author, Total Wellness
    "From the foremost experts on herbs, homeopathy, and nutrition this reference is an excellent source book for help with the most common health conditions. I think you'll find yourself turning to this book often!"

    -- James A. Duke, Ph.D., author of The Green Pharmacy
    "An excellent book for those who want to discover natural ways to boost their health. I wouldn't want to be without it!"

    -- Hazel Courtney, health columnist for the London Sunday Times

  • Guitars 2018 Calendar: A Year of Pure Mojo

    The calendar that speaks to the guitar lover's soul, Guitars Calendar is a passionate tribute to music, mojo, and craftsmanship, presenting a dozen cutting-edge and visually dazzling instruments. Each month, it spotlights a groundbreaking, rare, or otherwise notable instrument, gorgeously photographed in full color and printed on an oversize 12" 14" format that makes every detail and subtlety shine. Featuring such shredders as the sexy Music Man St. Vincent, the twangy 1955 Gretsch Rancher, and the out-of-this-world Teuffel Niwa. Fascinating, in-depth text delves into each guitar's maker, history, characteristics, sound, prominent players, and more. A gift for the guitar-obsessed.

  • Slim Smoothies: Over 130 Healthy and Energizing Recipes Without All the Calories

    Great Taste Without the High Calories!
    Looking for novel and nutritious ways to enrich your diet without adding too many calories or unnecessary fat? Well here you go! This tasty collection of more than 130 ultra-nutritious and energizing low-cal smoothies is the perfect complement to your daily meal plan. Smoothies are inherently healthy, but many include a high calorie count—especially when made with dairy products. Now you can enjoy the refreshing, delicious appeal of a smoothie, but with more healthful ingredients, such as fruit juice, fresh fruit, tofu, and fat-free yogurt. Sleek and simple smoothie recipes include:
    ·A Beautiful Rind
    ·Cherry Potter
    ·Melon Rouge
    ·Bing in 'Da Noise
    ·Thin City
    ·Meet the Pear-ents
    ·What a Waist!
    ·Berry Manilow
    ·Hawaiian De-Lite
    ·And many more!
    With a nutritional analysis for each recipe, these revitalizing and delicious meals-on-the-go are the perfect choice for the calorie-conscious who don't want to sacrifice taste.

  • How to Turn $100 into $1,000,000: Earn! Save! Invest!

    From the creators of Biz Kid$ and Bill Nye the Science Guy, here is a comprehensive guide for kids to the basics of earning, saving, spending, and investing money.

    Written in a humorous but informative voice that engages young readers, it's the book that every parent who wants to raise financially savvy and unspoiled children should buy for their kids. It is packed with lively illustrations to make difficult concepts easy to understand--all as a way of building financial literacy, good decision-making, and the appreciation of a hard-earned dollar.

  • Environmental Law: Cases and Materials

    Environmental Law: Cases and Materials, Third Edition is designed to reflect the vital and symbiotic connection between landuse regulation and the more traditional scope of environmental law. In addition it recognizes the importance of administrative agency decisionmaking in environmental law.

  • Think Happy, Be Happy: Art, Inspiration, Joy

    Everyone needs a little inspiration and encouragement, but it doesn't need to be cliche or sickly sweet. These young, hip designers and artists turn advice and affirmation into a visual treat on every page. From the contemplative find beauty in rain to the uplifting live every day like it's your birthday the sincere be kind, for everyone is facing a hard battle to the joyful let your hair down Think Happy, Be Happy is charming and honest. Scattered throughout are playlists, simple recipes and quirky facts to complement the quotes.

  • Cynthia Hart's Victoriana 2015 Calendar

    Indulge your senses with the beauty and nostalgic charms of Victoriana. With lifetime sales of over 4.3 million copies, the Victoriana Calendar is a spectacular showcase for the artistry of Cynthia Hart. Each month is celebrated with a vibrant seasonal collage that layers antique paper ephemera, old-fashioned jewelry, gorgeous ribbons and laces, and garden-fresh flowers. The calendar is packaged in an embellished gift envelope with 4 postcards and a desktop easel calendar.

  • Destination Evil: Remembering The Korean War

    This book traces the author Eric H. Vieler's experience as a rifle platoon leader during the latter part of the Korean War. Major segments of the story deal with the hazards of everyday existence on the front-line, and some unintended consequences lend humor to an otherwise daily routine. While this book focuses on the author's experiences during a few months of the war, a historical overview is provided to allow the reader a greater understanding of the overall conflict. The book is dedicated to Master Sergeant Cleo Wilson, who left an indelible impression upon the author. Sergeant Wilson was the catalyst in forming strong bonds among the men in the unit, and when the sergeant and three others failed to return from a mission, the basic trust and fabric of the unit was threatened.

  • 4th Grade Math for Ages 9-10

    Learn well, you will.

    • Show the Jawas which decimals are greater.
    • Multiply fractions to find out how many coins Han Solo has.
    • Play tic-tac-toe with the Jedi to practice rounding skills.

    Make learning an intergalactic adventure! From the creators of BRAIN QUEST and from the iconic world of Star Wars, 4thGrade Math is 96 full-filled pages of curriculum-based exercises and activities. It reinforces key math skills, including multiplying large numbers, adding and subtracting fractions, using a protractor, geometry, and more.

    • All content aligns with national Common Core State Standards
    • Vetted by the award-winning teachers on the Brain Quest Advisory Board
    • Illustrated throughout with hundreds of Star Wars characters, creatures, planets, starships, and more
    The Force is strong with Star Wars Workbooks!

  • Scarface: The World is Yours: Prima Official Game Guide

    You Want the World?
    Then You Need This Guide

    ·Fully labeled maps of Montana's Miami and The Islands, with all hidden shortcuts revealed.
    ·Full lists of Exotics and how to unlock them. If you want to own it all, you need to know how to get it.
    ·Hidden items exposed and collectibles revealed!
    ·Complete mission breakdowns and walkthroughs, plus every mini-game detailed.
    ·Every character and vehicle in the game listed.
    ·Expert strategy on pimpin' out your mansion and rebuilding your fallen empire.
    ·Full set of codes.

  • It's Just Not Your Day 2018 Calendar

    Let's be honest: everything is definitely not going to be ok, and pure happiness is overrated, amirite? Snarky sayings paired with pretty illustrations capture those everyday inner thoughts to pitch-perfect, tongue-in-cheek effect--plus a bonus punch-out "Blah Blah Whatever" banner!

  • A Year of Baseball Trivia! Page-a-Day 2018 Calendar

    A home run of a calendar for MLB fanatics, 365 Days of Baseball Trivia! Page-A-Day Calendar is a full year of stats, records, trivia tidbits, quotes, and fascinating lore. World Series: Which team won the first Series game ever? (The Pirates). Hall of Fame: Who was the last pitcher to record over 300 complete games? (Gaylord Perry). Plus Famous Firsts, Baseball by the Numbers, Team History, and quotes: 'You can learn little from victory. You can learn everything from defeat.'-- Giants 373-game winner Christy Mathewson

  • 99 Problems: Superstars Have Bad Days, Too

    Poor Superstar. All the money and fame in the world won't prevent him from having a bad hair day. Or stepping in gum. Or not being able to fit into skinny jeans, or watching helplessly as a scoop of ice cream falls from its cone.

    Or so an unnamed Superstar's life is ingeniously imagined in this very funny book. Inspired by but not based on Jay Z's monster hit "99 Problems," illustrator Ali Graham riffs on what might be the real problems afflicting a world-famous music mogul who also happens to be married to the foremost diva of our time. Begun as a Tumblr, which went viral almost instantly, 99 Problems is a highly conceptual gift book showcasing 99 full-color illustrations of a cartoon character who looks just like a certain legendary rapper, and the often ordinary and sometimes fantastical things that happen to him. And that's where the book finds its hilarious, compulsive hook--in an age that worships celebrity and assumes, somewhat enviously, that fame and fortune can protect one from life's travails, what if that just weren't true?

    There's a surprising, underlying warmth here. Even when the author dips into flights of pop culture fantasy--Superstar on the bow of the Titanic; Superstar whipping up a bad batch alongside Walter White from Breaking Bad--the recognition of shared kinship is strong. It's a cartoon version of celebrity, but like the best cartoons, it's edgy and knowing, yet sweet, too.

  • Investigating Sound

    People, animals, machines, and wind all make sounds. But have you ever seen how sound waves move? Or made a sound wave bounce? Now you can! Explore sound with the fun experiments you'll find in this book. As part of the Searchlight Books(TM) collection, this series sheds light on a key science question―How Does Energy Work? Hands-on experiments, interesting photos, and useful diagrams will help you find the answer!

  • The Girl's Guide: Getting the Hang of Your Whole Complicated, Unpredictable, Impossibly Amazing Life

    A colossal cheat sheet for your post-college years, answering all the needs of the modern woman--from mastering money to placating overly anxious parents, from social media etiquette to the pleasure and pain of dating (and why it's not a cliche to love yourself first).

    A perfect combination of tried-and-true advice and been-there tips, it's a one-stop resource that includes how to clean up your digital reputation, info on finding an apartment you can afford and actually want to live in, and why you should exercise the delicate art of defriending. Plus the fundamentals, from health (mental and physical) to spirituality to ethics to fashion, all delivered in Melissa Kirsch's fresh, personal, funny voice--as if your best friend were giving you the best and smartest advice in the world.

  • The Steal Like an Artist Journal: A Notebook for Creative Kleptomaniacs

    Following Steal Like an Artist and Show Your Work!, both New York Times bestsellers with 614,000 copies in print, The Steal Like an Artist Journal is the next step in the journey. It combines Kleon's unique and compelling ideas on being creative with the physical quality that makes journals like Moleskines so enormously popular. Its page after page of ideas, prompts, quotes, and exercises are like a daily course in creativity a portable workshop and sourcebook of inspiration. Each spread has one page offering a prompt or exercise, and the other blank for writing, drawing, doodling, whatever. There are lists to fill in, 10 Things I Want to Learn, 10 Things I Probably Think About More Than the Average Person. Challenges to take. Illustrated creative exercises Make a Mixtape (for someone who doesn't know you), and Fill the Speech Balloons. Pro and con charts. What Excites You?/What Drains You?

  • The 365 Stupidest Things Ever Said 2018 Calendar

    The perennially bestselling, jaw-droppingly harebrained 365 Stupidest Things Ever Said Page-A-Day Calendar is a hilarious round-up of sports stars, politicians, entertainers, and others saying epically dumb things. Daft political declarations: Putin is a one-horse country: oil and energy. (presidential contender Ben Carson). 'Insightful' sports statements: Like most NFL head coaches, that man is passionate about football. (commentator Greg Gumbel). Plus forehead-slappingly obvious headlines (FUTURE IS COMING, ACADEMICS PREDICT), questionable airport signs (Eating Carpet Strictly Prohibited), head-scratching resume mentions (I always staple at exactly a 45-degree angle), and much more buffoonery.

  • I'm Sorry, Grover: A Rosh Hashanah Tale

    Brosh can't find his blue cap, and suspects that one of his friends has taken it. When Grover returns the lost item, Brosh is glad that the High Holidays offer him a chance to say, "I'm sorry."

  • 365 Big Word Puzzles 2016 Calendar

    Created by David L. Hoyt the most syndicated puzzle maker in America with the language experts at Merriam-Webster, it's a stimulating new calendar for puzzle lovers and crossword fanatics. 365 Big Word Puzzles is packed with hundreds of inventive and lively word challenges, printed in vibrant full colour, that are as tough as they are entertaining. Each day, get your neurons fired up with a brilliantly designed conundrum: here are synonym scrambles, clever variations on word searches, crosswords with a twist, and more. And, just in case the puzzle wins out, answers are on the reverse side of each page.

  • The Alpha Lipoic Acid Breakthrough: The Superb Antioxidant That May Slow Aging, Repair Liver Damage, and Reduce the Risk of Cancer, Heart Disease, and Diabetes

    The Amazing Antioxidant Everyone Is Talking About!

    Are you looking for an effective way to fight the effects of aging and free radical damage? Would you like to reach and maintain your body's optimal health? There may be no stronger way than with antioxidants—and there may be no stronger antioxidant than alpha lipoic acid. This remarkable coenzyme, which occurs naturally in younger bodies but gradually diminishes with age, may very well be one of our best defenses against disease and aging. In this balanced and informative book, Burt Berkson, M.D., shows you how supplementing your diet with alpha lipoic acid might help:

    • Protect against heart disease
    • Prevent or treat complications of diabetes
    • Prevent the progression of Alzheimer's and Parkinson's disease
    • Protect against cancer and strokes
    • Fight chronic liver disease
    • Combat the aging process
    • And much more!

    Revealing the science behind this amazing antioxidant, Alpha Lipoic Acid Breakthrough provides a plan of action for improving your health starting now!

  • Fallout 3: Prima Official Game Guide

    • Every major ammo and health cache, Bobblehead, Skill Book, Unique Weapon, Weapon Schematic, Mini Nuke, and more!
    • A gigantic tour of the Capital Wasteland with over 100 maps.
    • Multiple tactics and tips for every Main, Miscellaneous, and Freeform quest.
    • Karma flowcharts plus everything you need to know about completing all endings.
    • Expert tactical advice on V.A.T.S., combat techniques, S.P.E.C.I.A.L. abilities, plus which skills to pick as your adventure progresses.
    • Damage and health statistics for every weapon and enemy.

  • Palm Programming for the Absolute Beginner

    If you are new to programming for the Palm and are looking for a solid introduction, this is the book for you. Developed by computer science instructors, books in the for the absolute beginner series teach the principles of programming through simple game creation. You will acquire the skills that you need for more practical Palm programming applications and will learn how these skills can be put to use in real-world scenarios. Best of all, by the time you finish this book, you will be able to apply the basic principles you've learned to the next programming language you tackle!

  • Pocket Pigs 2016 Calendar

    Mini pigs in a mini calendar: Now that's a perfect and unbelievably cute fit. Starring the popular porcine residents of England's Pennywell Farm, Pocket Pigs Mini Calendar packs oodles of charm into a compact format. Here are a dozen full-colour photographs, accompanied by sweet captions that heighten the adorability. A little piggy poses in a basket of flowers. A little pig piggy-paddles in a wading pool. And a little piggy drives a toy car (vroom! vroom!)

  • Judaism After Modernity: Papers from a Decade of Fruition

    Judaism After Modernity presents a collection of writings by America's leading liberal Jewish theologian, who relates his activity as a prominent thinker in modern Judaism. Eugene B. Borowitz provides insights into his spiritual life and development as a prelude to his discussion of personal faith. His papers illustrate and reflect upon the intellectual religious path that led to the development of his postmodern Jewish theology expressed in his systemic statement of 1991, Renewing the Covenant. His writings reveal how he arrived at his unique position and describe how making this statement instigated the further development of his position. Borowitz then discusses the typical Jewish interest in praxis, what one is to do, rather than in doxis, what one says about one's beliefs, incorporating such issues as aging and Zionism. Finally, he presents his relations with his teacher Abraham J. Heschel, and deals with various interfaith issues through his relations with Arnold J. Wolf (a Jewish peer), John Hick, Frans Josef van Beeck, and Masao Abe (three famous non-Jewish teachers).

  • Can You Tell a Cricket from a Grasshopper?

    An insect sits on a blade of grass. It makes a sound that fills the warm air. Then it bounds away in a huge hop.

    Did you just see a grasshopper? Or was it a cricket? These animals look very similar, but they are different. Read this book to become an expert at telling these look-alikes apart!

    Learn the fascinating differences between similar animals in the Animal Look-Alikes series--part of the Lightning Bolt Books(TM) collection. With high-energy designs, exciting photos, and fun text, Lightning Bolt Books(TM) bring nonfiction topics to life!

  • Transformation Ethics: Developing the Christian Moral Imagination

    Transformation Ethics develops a new framework for Christian moral reasoning called Transformation Ethics and applies it to three of the 21st century's most pressing ethical dilemmas.

  • Eat Bacon, Don't Jog: Get Strong. Get Lean. No Bullshit.

    In more than 100 short, compelling directives, Eat Bacon, Don't Jog shows why we should drop the carbs, embrace fat, and hang up our running shoes, with the latest science to back up its claims. Diet and Exercise make up the bulk of the book, with food addressed in essays such as Carbohydrate Primer - and why it's okay to eat less kale - and You'll Eat Less Often If You Eat More Fat. The exercise chapters begin with Don't Jog (it just makes you hungry and trains muscle to tolerate more jogging while raising stressors like cortisol) and lead to a series of interval-training exercises and a suite of kettlebell lifts that greatly enhance strength and endurance. The balance of the book explains the science of nutrition and includes more than a dozen simple and delicious carb-free recipes.

  • The Naked Being of God: Making Sense of Love Mysticism

    Using the experience of the Christian mystic as a focal point, The Naked Being of God explores the tension between the idea of God as transcendent and unchanging, and the idea of God as imminent and dynamic. Selected texts from classical theology provide a backdrop for the mystical awareness, which ultimately does not fit within the bounds of traditional assumptions. Pseudo-Dionysius, Meister Eckhart, and Marguerite Porete are the mystics examined. The work uses process theology to address these paradoxes.

  • The Book Lover's 2018 Calendar: Great Authors, Great Reading & Great Books

    A calendar that keeps you reading all year, with hundreds of fantastic recommendations for readers of all interests and obsessions. Fans of Cloud Atlas will love Sharon Guskin's The Forgetting Time, a taut psychological thriller. Historical fiction aficionados will be hooked by Chris Cleave's epic WWII-era novel Everyone Brave Is Forgiven. Plus fascinating works of nonfiction, including Nathalia Holt's Rise of the Rocket Girls, the true story of the group of brilliant women who paved the way for America's space program.

  • Meaning-Based Translation Workbook: Biblical Exercises

    Meaning-Based Translation Workbook is designed for training beginning translators and organized chapter by chapter as drill material for the textbookMeaning-Based Translation. The textbook emphasizes the importance of a translation being accurate, clear and natural and the exercises give the student practice in achieving this goal. The exercises follow closely the content of the textbook since this is a drill manual for added practice. The textbook has some exercises as well, but the workbook provides additional practice from one basic source, thus giving students a wider variety of problems to solve during practice time. It also provides material that can be used as homework or as testing material.

  • 365 Startling Days of Boynton 2018 Calendar

    365 Startling Days of Boynton is a parade of day-to-day joy, featuring a mix of classic and brand-new Sandra Boynton illustrations in full colour--from line-dancing cows to gleefully grinning cats, from cake-eating hippos to pie-craving pigs. Plus crucial reminders of under-celebrated holidays including Polar Bear Day (February 27), Clean Out Your Refrigerator Day (November 15), and Parfait Day (November 25). It's Boynton for the desk or kitchen counter, all year long.

  • Put on Your Thinking Cap: And Other Expressions About School

    An A for effort. Cracking the books. Putting your nose to the grindstone. Have you ever heard these crazy expressions? People use them even when no one's really grading you, breaking books in two, or sharpening your nose. That's because these sayings are idioms--phrases that mean something different than what the words in them actually say. But don't let idioms make you rack your brain! Let's explore a variety of school-related idioms and figure out what people really mean when they use them.

  • Camp Granny

    "For green grandparents everywhere and the young lives they touch." --RICHARD LOUV, AUTHOR OF LAST CHILD IN THE WOODS

    Make leaf rubbings, blow jumbo bubbles, bake Moon Pizzas, create a firefly lantern. More than an activity book, CAMP GRANNY is an interactivity book, filled with 130 projects that connect grandparents and grandchildren through nature--in the kitchen, the garden, and the art room.

    Illustrated with evocative photographs and the author's watercolors, CAMP GRANNY is a book about being adventurous, about being curious, about noticing and really seeing things--about instilling a lifelong sense of wonder. Please note: CAMP GRANNY was previously sold under the title Toad Cottages & Shooting Stars.

  • The Best of Vietnamese & Thai Cooking: Favorite Recipes from Lemon Grass Restaurant and Cafes

    Light, Fresh, Exotic, and Delicious!
    Tangy, sweet, and savory traditional dipping sauces. Mouthwatering soups. Innovative stir-fries. The Best of Vietnamese & Thai Cooking offers just that—the very best! Weaving a fascinating memoir amidst her splendid recipes, Mai Pham recreates the almost magical reverence with which food was prepared and enjoyed in the Vietnam and Thailand of her childhood. Inside she discloses the secrets to preparing her personal favorites—delicious dishes such as:
    Firecracker Prawns • Minty Thai Chicken Salad
    Hot and Spicy Chicken with Lemon Grass • Spicy Red Beef Curry
    Crispy Spring Rolls • Eggplant and Broccoli in Ginger
    Spicy Thai Cucumber Salad • Rice Paper-Wrapped Salad Rolls
    Bangkok Beef with Basil • Lemon Grass Stir-Fried Jasmine Rice
    Vegetarian Pad Thai • Perfectly Roasted Peanuts • Thai Tea
    Evocative, lyrical, and eloquent, The Best of Vietnamese & Thai Cooking is more than a collection of great recipes—it’s a pleasure to read.

  • Star Wars Workbook - Grade 1 Math!

    Learn well, you will.

    • Help Dooku count to 120
    • Find the shapes in Anakin's workshop
    • Add and subtract battle droids, lightsabers, and starfighters!
    Make learning an intergalactic adventure! From the creators of BRAIN QUEST, America's #1 educational bestseller, and from the iconic world of Star Wars, 1st Grade Math is 96 fun-filled pages of curriculum-based exercises and activities. It reinforces key math concepts, including addition and subtraction, counting by 1s and skip counting, two-dimensional shapes, and more.
    • All content aligns with national Common Core State Standards
    • Vetted by award-winning teachers on the BRAIN QUEST Advisory Board
    • Illustrated throughout with hundreds of Star Wars characters, species, creatures, planets, starships, and more

  • Paint by Sticker Kids: Unicorns and Magic

    Paint a magical world with stickers (including glitter stickers)!

    Paint by Sticker Kids: Unicorns & Magic includes everything kids need to create ten vibrant images, including unicorns, a dragon, a princess, and more.

    Step 1: Find the sticker. Step 2: Peel the sticker. Step 3: Place the sticker. Add the next, and the next, and watch your enchanting paintings come to life!

    All the pages are perforated, making it easy to tear out each finished work to frame and share!

  • Mr. Baldwin, I Presume: James Baldwin - Chinua Achebe: A Meeting of the Minds

    His book is a study of James Baldwin and Chinua Achebe, the two most prominent black writers of the twentieth century. Although other books have addressed their individual works, this is the first to make the connection between the two.

  • Up Your Score SAT 2018-2019: The Underground Guide to Outsmarting the SAT

    Thoroughly revised for the revamped SAT, Up Your Score: SAT is the only test-prep guide written for students by students--all of whom achieved perfect or near-perfect scores and went on to the colleges of their choice. A complement and reality check to the mainstream SAT study guides, it's the book that kids recommend to one another, because it's as entertaining as it is effective, showing students how to:

    - Think like the SAT
    - Ramp up their "mental math" powers
    - Remember the 12 most important grammar rules
    - Hone speed and timing
    - Understand key vocabulary words in context
    - Be a better guesser (and why it's always better to guess)
    - Vanquish anxiety and improve concentration
    - Best fill in the answer circles, saving nearly six minutes
    - Unwind with SAT Yoga


  • 365 New Words-A-Year 2018 Calendar

    Spruce up your vocabulary day by day with obscure sports terms (sclaff), words derived from other languages (frisson), contemporary buzz words (freegan), highbrow lingo that will impress your most bookish friends (Apollonian), and words that are just plain fun to say (hoity- toity). In addition to pronunciation and definition, each entry provides a fascinating word history and a sample sentence. From the editors of Merriam-Webster, America's most respected dictionary, 365 New Words-A-Year is a verbose language lover's dream: a great gift for writers, readers, crossword and Scrabble buffs.

  • The Sanctity of Human Life and its Protection

    This work examines the various implications of the Roman Catholic doctrine of the sanctity of life. Divided into three parts, it examines the documents and theory that constitute the sanctity of life, and how the sanctity of life should protect life at the beginning and at the end. The section dedicated to protecting the sanctity of life at the beginning, tracks the historical development of the Catholic position on abortion, and also discusses the church's stand on the premature induction of labor and the harvest of fetal tissue for therapeutic purposes. The section dedicated to protecting the sanctity of life at the end examines the history of Catholic teachings on suicide and discusses terminating life support.

  • Culture Shock! Laos: A Survival Guide to Customs and Etiquette

    The CultureShock! series is a dynamic and indispensable range of guides for those travellers who are looking to truly understand the countries they are visiting. Each title explains the customs, traditions, social and business etiquette in a lively and informative style.

  • Tres Caminos Hacia el Sur

    Tres Caminos Hacia el Sur offers three different approaches to understanding Latin American culture. (Text In Spanish)

  • How to Retire With Enough Money: And How to Know What Enough Is

    Here is a single-sit read than can change the course of your retirement. Written by Dr. Teresa Ghilarducci, an economics professor, a retirement and savings specialist, and a trustee to two retiree health-care trusts worth over $54 billion, How to Retire with Enough Money cuts through the confusion, misinformation, and bad policy-making that keeps us spending or saving poorly.

    It begins with acknowledging what a person or household actually needs to have saved--the rule of thumb is eight to ten times your annual salary before retirement--and how much to expect from Social Security. And then it delivers the basic principles that will make the money grow, including a dozen good ideas to get current expenses under control. Why to "get rid of your guy"--those for-fee (or hidden-fee) financial planners that suck up valuable assets. Why it's always better to pay off a loan or a mortgage.

    There are no gimmicks, no magical thinking--just an easy-to-follow program that works.

  • Destination Korea

    Destination Korea is an eye witness account of the daily life of servicemen in the Korean War. It consists of letters written by a First Lieutenant in the U.S. Army to his wife while he was stationed in Okinawa and Korea during the Korean War. Through a collaborative effort between the author of the letters, Dana Abbot Curtis, and his granddaughter, Jennifer R. Willand Dillard, they give an accurate account of the life of an infantryman and combat engineer ordered to fight in Korea.

  • A Year of Good Beer 2016 Calendar

    Say Prost! with a bright Bavarian Weltenburger Kloster Pils. Kanpai! with Japanese Asahi Breweries Dry Black Bar Style Super Dry Black beer (served with lemon and mint over ice). Or Cheers! with what could only be an American creation: Portland's Rogue Voodoo Doughnut Bacon Maple Ale. Whatever your toast, here's to 365 days of good drinking. Includes recommendations, perfect pairings, trivia, quotes, and more.

  • Mortal Kombat: Shaolin Monks (with CD): Prima Official Game Guide

    Out of the Arena, and Into the Adventure
    ·Kombat 101 teaches you the deadliest kombos, brutalities, and launchers to defeat your enemies
    ·Comprehensive moves list for both Liu Kang and Kung Lao show you how to exploit your characters' strengths
    ·Learn to navigate the single-player campaign using our extensive walkthrough of every level, including tips on how to excel at the Test Your Might Challenges
    ·Detailed maps for every stage show you all major item locations
    ·Ko-Op mode covered to make the most of your two-player game
    ·Exclusive CD-ROM with time release codes and wallpaper

  • Parsing the Torah

    After publishing a number of books in the history, literature, social thought, history of religion, and theology of formative Judaism, in the first six centuries C.E., Neusner explains the principal stages in the unfolding of his oeuvre.

  • Modern Revolution: Social Change and Cultural Continuity in Czechoslovakia and China

    Using a comparative historical methodology, this book analyzes and contrasts the 1989 Velvet Revolution in Czechoslovakia with China's Tiananmen Square rebellion from socio-cultural and political economic perspectives.

  • In Defense of Property

    In Defense of Property focuses on the importance of private property and its protection throughout history. Emphasizing the connection between property and propriety, Gottfried Dietze shows how the universal appreciation of property functions as an ethical institution, securing happiness under law and order.

  • Pressure Cooking the Easy Way: Healthy One-Pot Meals Everyone Will Love

    Cook without fat or oil!
    Under pressure to prepare quick, healthy meals? Use a pressure cooker!
    Imagine a tender roasted chicken in ten minutes, or perfect vegetables in just two or three! This book is a delicious collection of down-home American fare like stews, soups, roasts, and other main dishes, all cooked to perfection in a matter of minutes with the use of a handy pressure cooker! Maureen Keane and Daniella Chace have put their proven cooking talents to use to create hearty new dishes, as well as to convert old favorites to pressure cooker formulas.
    Inside you'll find:
    ·Great recipes for vegetables, meat, seafood, and poultry
    ·Quick-fix dinners for one
    ·Easy feasts for a group
    ·Recipes for hearty main courses, yummy desserts, baby food, and more!
    ·Pressure cooking do's and don'ts
    ·What to look for when purchasing a new pressure cooker
    ·How the pressure cooker can make your meals more nutritious

  • Pocket Pigs 2018 Calendar: The Famous Teacup Pigs of Pennywell Farm

    The heart-melting, bestselling Pocket Pigs Calendar is back. Each month, Pennywell Farm's famously tiny teacup pigs attend to their favorite hobbies--hemming clothes on a sewing machine, carrying clubs to a big game of golf, peeping through a telescope--in appropriately tiny proportions. Pigs checking email, pigs snuggling in flower bushels, pigs getting chummy with other farm animals. Sure, you'd like to carry these pocket-size friends around in your palm; a close second best is admiring them on your wall year-round.

  • Christian Doctrine, Christian Identity: Augustine and the Narratives of Character

    Christian Doctrine, Christian Identity is an elegant study of Augustine's Confessions, a classic narrative of Christian experience written 1600 years ago. With insights concerning character, the development of integrity and the organic nature of moral experience, Confessions provides an excellent example for those wishing to promote a narrative approach to Christian theology. In this book, Christopher Thompson investigates the impact of Augustine's work on leading figures in narrative ethics, including MacIntyre, Hauerwas, Stroup, and Crites. He then considers Confessions on the subject of Creation and discusses the influence of this important theological theme on the nature of Christian identity. By considering contemporary narrative ethics in light of Augustine's reflections, Thompson eloquently reveals that a doctrine of creation is essential for truly understanding the meaning of life. Theologians and other religious scholars will find much to their liking in this thought-provoking study.

  • Trout of North America 2016 Calendar

    Part monthly planner, part ichthyology primer and part love letter to American fishing Trout of North America marries astounding and vibrantly colored illustrations by noted fish artist Joseph R. Tomelleri (whose work has appeared in more than 1,000 publications, including the definitive guide Trout and Salmon of North America) with informative text by George Scott. Each month presents one outstanding illustration, from the rose-streaked Warner Valley Redband to the constellation-splashed Bull Trout, aglow with gold and orange dots, alongside detailed range maps and eastern and western hatch charts.

  • Toddlers Are A**holes: It's Not Your Fault-

    At last, the book that answers the question on every parent's mind: Why does my toddler hate me?

    Okay, it's not really hate. It's just that a little psychopath who walks through life 100% convinced that he or she is the center of the universe does not care that you have a heart, a mind, or a soul. You are simply a skin-covered robot tall enough to reach the candy on top of the fridge. And clean up the rage-vomit when you make the fatal mistake of cutting off the crust on your toddler's toast. (Or not cutting it off--seriously, you can't win.)

    Includes:

    • The theory of toddler evolution
    • Mealtime (AKA Hell)
    • Your unraveling life
    • And how not to die inside

  • Sociodrama: An Interpretive Theory for the Practice of Public Relations

    In this unique book, Thomas Mickey looks at public relations from a humanistic definition that is focused on understanding publics rather than controlling them or predicting their behavior. Most public relations books assume several theories, which are more positivist in their approach, because they view public relations as a science. Sociodrama moves beyond that assumption to take public relations as a form of interaction. In this application of the theory of Sociodrama to public relations, Mickey describes Sociodrama's focus on language as the way to constitute the organization rather than as a tool to get something done. The author explains how the theory of Sociodrama proposes elements and levels of a drama present in our language. His study makes use of 2 qualitative research methodologies: focus groups and Q sorting, with a whole chapter of the book devoted to case studies. Mickey's study allows students to obtain a different view of public relations and makes the reader aware of the drama in the language of the organizations and the language of the public. The practitioner can use the knowledge gained from this book to interact in a way which builds a relationship with the publics, talking with them, and not to them.

  • Double Takes: Thinking And Rethinking Issues Of Modern Judaism In Ancient Contexts

    This book comprises a series of ten essays written by the authors both individually and collaboratively. While the subjects of these essays are wide ranging, they share a common recognition that issues at the forefront of contemporary Jewish thought must be measured against the background of ancient traditions, which revisit rabbinic and biblical times and beyond. The intent of these essays is to illustrate how shadows of longstanding traditions continue to shade current perceptions. Double Takes challenges the reader's assumptions about modern Jewish thought by demonstrating how the past can be an unpredictable lens for the present-day. An examination of contemporary themes in a historical perspective reveals unanticipated, even disconcerting, refractions. The book appears in the Studies in the Shoah series as volume 26.

  • Positive Discipline: A Teacher's A-Z Guide: Hundreds of Solutions for Almost Every Classroom Behavior Problem!

    Take back the classroom and make a positive difference in your students' lives.

    Many teachers today are facing problems and discipline issues they never dreamed of when they decided to become teachers. Combine violence, behavioral disorders, and downright defiant attitudes from students with the age-old problems of bullying, poor attendance, and more, and the mix is positively lethal. However, there are effective, positive strategies for restoring order and turning the teacher-student relationship into one of mutual respect.

    Applicable to all grade levels, this comprehensive A to Z guide addresses modern-day problems and practical solutions for establishing an effective learning environment. Inside, you'll discover:

    • The 17 fundamental tools of positive discipline
    • Real-life stories of proven positive discipline strategies
    • Suggestions for establishing and maintaining respectful, nurturing relationships with students
    • And much more!

    "Overcome obstacles and get back to why you became a teacher in the first place: to empower students with confidence, self-respect, and resourcefulness."
    —Bill Scott, principal, Birney Elementary School, Murietta, Georgia

    "An inspiring, information-packed book. All teachers—from those just beginning to those with many years of experience—will find the tools of positive discipline easy to use."
    —Phillip Harris, Ed.D., director, Center for Professional Development and Services, Phi Delta Kappa International

  • Born to Dance: Celebrating the Wonder of Childhood

    A New York Times bestseller!

    "In Jordan Matter's photos, dancers make all the world their stage." --New York Times


    From Jordan Matter, YouTube star and New York Times-bestselling author of Dancers Among Us, a celebration of what it means to be young and full of possibility, featuring gorgeous photographs of well-known dancers (including Tate McRae and Sofie Dossi) as well as stars in the making.

    Jordan Matter is known to millions for his 10 Minute Photo Challenge YouTube videos. Now, in one dazzling photograph after another, he portrays dancers--ages 2 through 18--in ordinary and extraordinary pursuits, from hanging with friends to taking selfies, from leaping for joy to feeling left out. The subjects include TV and internet stars like Chloe Lukasiak, Kalani Hilliker, Nia Sioux, and Kendall Vertes, as well as boys and girls from around the neighborhood. What they all share is the skill to elevate their hopes and dreams with beauty, humor, grace, and surprise. Paired with empowering words from the dancers themselves, the photographs convey each child's declaration that they were born to dance.
    Bonus Features: Scan the QR code next to dozens of photos and watch behind-the-scenes videos documenting the shoots.

    "Breathtaking photos to free your imagination." --Diane Sawyer, ABC World News

    "When you take the natural grace of dancers and put them in unexpected places, you get photos that really tell a story." --Fox News

  • Turkey Claus

    Turkey needs Santa's help so he won't be eaten for Christmas dinner.

    Turkey is in trouble. Again. He made it through Thanksgiving without becoming a turkey dinner, but now it's almost Christmas, and guess what's on the menu? Turkey decides the only thing to do is to ask Santa for help. He sets off for the North Pole, but getting in to see Santa at Christmastime isn't as easy as Turkey expected. It's going to take all his ideas--and his clever disguises--to find a way into Santa's house. After many hilarious attempts, Turkey comes up with the perfect disguise, and Santa has the perfect solution! In this holiday treat, a companion to Turkey Trouble, Wendi Silvano's story is once again matched with the watercolor artwork of Lee Harper.

  • The Velezquez Christ: Poem

    This book is a new translation, in contemporary English, of Miguel de Unamuno's 1920 masterpiece book-length poem about another masterpiece of Western Civilization, Diego Velazquez's "The Christ of San Placido," which is commonly known as "The Christ of Velazquez." The translation by William Thomas Little is accompanied by a full scholarly introduction and poem-by-poem commentary. Unamuno, Spain's foremost public intellectual of the early twentieth century, considered this book his masterpiece. This is a book of poetry and religious devotion as well as an ekphrasis, that is, a detail-by-detail meditation on one of the world's greatest paintings. Composed of eighty-nine poems that are fully integrated one with the other, the result is a masterpiece of spiritual meditation via poetical expression.

  • 150 Vegan Favorites: Fresh, Easy, and Incredibly Delicious Recipes You Can Enjoy Every Day

    Gourmet Vegan Fare Prepared with Culinary Flair!
    Jay Solomon knows how to make vegan food taste good. It just takes a bit of creativity — something Jay has in spades. Here one of the most renowned vegetarian cooks offers recipes that make food achingly good. His secret? The incredibly subtle effect of fresh herbs, spicy chilies, and fragrant spices. In 150 Vegan Favorites, you'll explore the exciting possibilities of cooking with these flavorful yet easy-to-find ingredients. In addition, you will begin to use marvelous ingredients such as colorful leafy vegetables, couscous, red lentils, wild rice, butternut squash, and West Indian pumpkin.
    You'll find such tantalizingly delicious recipes as:
    ·Curried Squash with Winter Greens
    ·Tangy Couscous with Black Beans and Corn
    ·Lemony Artichoke Pilaf
    ·Yellow Rice and Avocado Burritos
    ·Rosemary-Roasted Jerusalem Artichokes
    ·Mango-Banana Flambe
    Also included are helpful shopping tips and glossaries of rices, grains, legumes, and squash.
    You don't have to be vegan or even vegetarian to enjoy these zesty recipes. With 150 Vegan Favorites, meat-free, dairy-free cooking has never been easier or more delicious!

  • Swahili: A Foundation for Speaking Reading and Writing, 2nd Edition

    This is a comprehensive manual intended to teach students the basics of communicating in Swahili at an elementary level.

  • Origami 2018 Calendar

    Paper-folders rejoice: Here is a complete origami kit in a calendar, with a year's worth of entertainment for experts and newbies alike. Fold a stand-up heart in 14 swift folds, a sitting dog in 12, and a paper-petaled lily in only 6. Each day features easy-to-follow, step-by-step instructions, and a separate origami "key" offers helpful hints and base folds. The square pages double as folding paper and are printed with bold patterns and lively graphics.

  • The Diabetes in Pregnancy Dilemma: Leading Change With Proven Solutions

    To date, the effects and treatment of Diabetes in pregnancy have been under explored. The Diabetes in Pregnancy Dilemma: Leading Change with Proven Solutions fills this gap in present research. Featuring the work of noted experts in the field of diabetes in pregnancy, the book explores unconventional topics such as the metabolic syndrome, obesity, glucose threshold related to outcome of pregnancy, the rationale for describing gestational diabetes as a clinical entity, type 2 diabetes in pregnancy, psychosocial issues, oral anti-diabetic drugs, and drug safety in pregnancy. The Diabetes in Pregnancy Dilemma is divided into two main sections, scientific rationale and clinical practice; and presents state-of-the-art techniques and practical skills founded on evidence-based medicine. The goal is to encourage clinicians to understand the debates surrounding Diabetes in pregnancy and help them develop the necessary tools and skills to combat this disease.

  • Realosmo Magico Y Primitivismo: Relecturas De Carpentier, Asturias, Rulfo Y Garcia Marquez

    A fresh reading and close analysis of The Kingdom of This World, Men of Maize, and One Hundred Years of Solitude, Realismo magico y primitivismo brings anthropology, modern art, intellectual history, reception aesthetics and semiotics to bear on the texts in question. Camayd-Freixas develops a theory of magical realism along ethnological lines as a meaningful critical concept in Latin American literary history. The author documents the historical relationship between magical realism and primitivism in Europe and Latin America. He argues that magical realism is a unity of the primitive viewpoint, the transculturation of reality-norms, and the construction of historical allegory; and examines the problems and development of magical realism in the work of leading Latin American writers. (Text in Spanish).

  • Fallout 3 Game of the Year Edition: Prima Official Game Guide

    • This staggeringly complete guide is 752 pages stuffed with all the information you'll need to survive and thrive in Fallout 3.
    • Covers the entire main game and all five Add-On games: Operation: Anchorage, The Pitt, Broken Steel, Point Lookout, and Mothership Zeta.
    • Your Essential Wasteland Companion: walkthroughs and over 200 detailed maps give you all the tactics, locations, items, and rewards!
    • Info and stats on all the perks, armor, weapons, items, factions, and entities you'll encounter.
    • Moral compass choices revealed! Villain or virtuous? Our guide's flowcharts will let you know which road to follow for your chosen path.
    • Giant map poster to guide you through the Wasteland.

  • Christian Humanism: Creation, Redemption, and Reintegration

    In Christian Humanism, John Bequette articulates the foundations of a Christian Humanist worldview and applies it to our contemporary culture. Written from the perspective of orthodox Catholic faith, Bequette focuses on the healing and reintegrative dimensions of Christianity and explores their application in the areas of academics, literature, economics, race relations, gender issues, human life issues, and politics.

  • Meaning-Based Translation: A Guide to Cross-Language Equivalence, 2nd edition

    Meaning-Based Translation is designed for training beginning translators and organized chapter by chapter as drill material for the textbook Meaning-Based Translation. The textbook emphasizes the importance of a translation being accurate, clear and natural and the exercises give the student practice in achieving this goal. The exercises follow closely the content of the textbook since this is a drill manual for added practice. The textbook has some exercises as well, but the workbook provides additional practice from one basic source, thus giving students a wider variety of problems to solve during practice time. It also provides material that can be used as homework or as testing material.

  • Long-Term Care: An Analysis of Access, Cost, and Quality

    This reader-friendly and insightful work provides a broad definition of long-term care as it relates to the role of major players including, among others, nurses, physicians, and medical directors. Laura Randa King discusses the key long-term care customers such as consultant and provider pharmacists, and then presents the influences of everyone from buying groups to medical directors. Long-Term Care embarks upon a frank discussion of changing patient needs including geriatric concerns and rising expenditures, and poses an in-depth analysis of current legislation and policy issues of quality, cost, and accessibility as they impact the long-term market. It is a useful text for nursing and medical students, managed care organizations, and pharmaceutical companies among others.

  • Inhalants

    This informative series teaches readers the facts about drugs.

  • Dragon Age: Origins: Prima Official Game Guide


    Essentials: Over 300 pages packed with every quest, NPC, monster, and item across the world of Ferelden!
    Classes: Complete ascension guides with level-by-level tips on how to maximize a warrior, mage, or rogue class!
    Maps: Over 100 jam-packed maps displaying every critical piece of information!
    Walkthrough: Detailed walkthroughs to master all quests, puzzles, and pivotal story choices!
    Equipment: Full equipment lists to gear out your PCs!
    Bestiary: Comprehensive bestiary with everything from arcane horrors to werewolves!
    Combat: Expert tactics to conquer the intricacies of combat!

  • 7-Day Detox Miracle: Revitalize Your Mind and Body with This Safe and Effective Life-Enhancing Program

    Rejuvenate and Refresh Your Body Starting Today!

    There is an effective way to free yourself of chronic aches and pains, feel healthier, and be more energetic. It's called detoxification, a process that stimulates your body's natural ability to cleanse itself. Inside, you'll discover a simple seven-day detoxification program that will help you improve resistance to disease, normalize weight, and increase physical and mental stamina. Completely updated and revised, this edition features easy-to-prepare recipes, sample menu plans, and everything else you need to begin your new life of healthier living—today!

    A Sample 7-day Home Detox Program
    • Healthful diet of liquids, fresh fruits and vegetables, and rice
    • Specific vitamins, minerals, amino acids, and herbs
    • Home hydrotherapy and a one-week toxin-free lifestyle
    • Healthier living

    "Similar to an oil change for your car, the 7-Day Detox Miracle can clean and improve the filtering of your internal fluids in a way that produces immediate benefits in fighting disease."—Michael T. Murray, N.D., co-author, Encyclopedia of Natural Medicine

    "This fine work again proves to me there is something 'miraculous' to be found in the time-honored precepts of naturopathic medicine."—Peter J. D'Adamo, N.D., author, Eat Right 4 Your Type

  • Magic and Witchcraft in the Dark Ages

    This book looks at explanations of the black arts as they existed during early medieval centuries in Western Europe. It objectively examines the historical development of magic and witchcraft and emphasizes the reality of these black arts. Stressing the historiographical significance of the modern literature of the occult, this book provides a solid display of the leading role of rationalism in modern literature. The author employs studies in anthropology and examinations of writings of medieval encyclopedists, code of pagan law, and the Church Fathers from the fourth to the eighth centuries. By remaining objective and employing such historiographical and theological details to his work, Duke creates a high quality and unique study which supports refutations of rationalist historians who see middle-age witchcraft as a delusion. His book will appeal to students and scholars of medieval history, as well as anyone interested in the black arts. Contents: Abbreviations; Acknowledgments; Magic And Witchcraft Of Classical Antiquity; Introduction; The Modern Literature of Witchcraft; The Roman and Christian Background; The Western Fathers and Magic and Witchcraft A.D. 300-450; St. Augustine on Magic and Miracles; Magic, Miracles and the Ecclesiastical Witchcraft; Heirs of the Latin Fathers; Conclusions; Bibliography; Index.

  • Positive Discipline for Single Parents, Revised and Updated 2nd Edition: Nurturing Cooperation, Respect, and Joy in Your Single-Parent Family

    A Positive, Proven Approach to Single Parenting!
    As a single parent in our complex world, you face the challenge of doing alone a job that was meant for two people. In addition, self-doubt and guilt may dampen the joy you experience raising your child. What do you do?
    Over the years, millions of parents just like you have come to trust Jane Nelsen's classic POSITIVE DISCIPLINE series for its consistant, commonsense approach to child rearing. In this completely revised and updated edition of Positive Discipline for Single Parents you'll learn how to succeed as a single parent in the most important job of your life: raising a child who is responsible, respectful, and resourceful.
    Inside this reassuring book, you'll discover how to:
    ·Identify potential problems and develop skills to prevent them
    ·Budget time each week for family activities
    ·Create a respectful coparenting relationship with your former spouse
    ·Use nonpunitive methods to help your children make wise decisions about their behavior
    ·And much, much more!
    "Provides very important information for single parents, especially in today's violent society. Used as a resource, it can help parents deal with discipline issues in a positive way and in turn help their children become responsible citizens."—Judye Foy, international vice president, Community Relations, Parents Without Partners
    "Another great resource for both single parents and therapists . . . practical and enjoyable to read. A must for your parenting library."—Stephen Sprinkel, marriage and family therapist

  • Ark of the Covenant: Simplified Information for Lay-Persons

    The Ark of the Covenant has always occupied a prominent place of reverence and interest for many and has been a source of concern since its disappearance. In this book, Kelly Alexander continues the research of archeologists and biblical scholars in their quest to locate the Ark. Through extensive research, Alexander examines the information known about the Ark while uncovering the clues to its disappearance and possible location.

  • John Glenn: Hooked on Flying

    "A juvenile biography of John Glenn, American astronaut"--Provided by publisher.

  • Major Trends in Formative Judaism: Religion, Comparisons, History Recent Reviews

    The main foci of this collection are the history of Judaism, with stress on its social doctrines and cultural traits, and the comparison of Judaism to its near-companion in time and intellect, Christianity. PART ONE: A summary of the three volumes of Social Teaching of Rabbinic Judaism. PART TWO: The history of religion depends for perspective and insight upon the comparative study of religions that sustain such comparison. Christianity, sharing Scriptures with Judaism, presents an obvious opportunity. PART THREE: An evaluation of the Talmud of Babylonia. PART FOUR: five book review-essays on recent, intellectually ambitious exercises in the study of ancient Judaism.

  • Written in Blood: The Story of the Haitian People 1492-1995

    This newly revised edition of Written in Blood, expanded by Michael Heinl, includes new research and an updated version of the 1996 edition's orthography of Creole. Written in Blood remains the most complete history of Haiti ever written in English and one of the most complete in any language.

  • Treat Yourself!: How to Make 93 Ridiculously Fun No-bake Crispy Rice Treats

    93 cool and creative crowd-pleasing projects that begin with just butter, marshmallows, and crispy rice.

    From individual apples to a graphic zebra large enough for a party, here are 93 ridiculously fun no-bake rice treats. Just mix, shape (with help of 75 printable templates), decorate, and done!

    From donuts to dinosaurs--and a robot to a football stadium (to steal the show at your annual Super Bowl party)--these are easy, unique treats for birthdays, holidays, school events, and any other day that calls for dessert.

  • Vivid Language: Writer as Reader, Reader as Writer

    Vivid Language is a writing text designed with two distinct sections. The first section is a brief writing text -one that reveals to students the many open-ended nuances of language use. At the center of the text section is the Golden Rule of Writing: "No rules exist in writing; only guidelines. But writers must have control of all that they choose to apply and must make each choice with a purpose that aids in the creation of meaning for the reader. Anything a writer applies for effect and with purpose is acceptable. Even fragments." The second section is a reference section that includes approximately fifty numbered areas that teachers use while marking essays and that students refer to while rewriting their essays. The second section (the Revision Appendix) is filled with examples taken from the author's own students; it is the heart of the text and a system that should develop students' abilities to be their own editors. The Reference Appendix avoids grammar jargon and guides the students to be effective decision makers as they write. The text is designed for use in high school and freshman composition courses at the college level.

  • Action Figures: Paintings of Fun, Daring, and Adventure

    Here's your ticket to see some of the most colorful characters of the art world in action. Bob Raczka presents ringmasters, cannon blasters, dragon slayers, baseball players, and more - all captured on canvas by some of the world's most well-known artists. In these eighteen action-packed paintings, Raczka covers a wide range of times, places, and artistic styles. From Saint George and the Dragon (1470) by Paolo Uccello to Watson and the Shark (1782) by John Singleton Copley to BLAM (1962) by Roy Lichtenstein, this is art that will get your heart racing!

  • Boris Vallejo & Julie Bell's Fantasy 2016 Calendar

    It's the calendar every fantasy fan looks forward to. Here are thirteen all-new paintings from the husband-and-wife team of America's premier fantasy artist, Boris Vallejo, and Julie Bell, designer of the popular Dragons of Destiny sculpture series. Enter a world of warrior women and heroic men, painted with meticulous attention to detail. A world of strange beasts and loathsome monsters. A world of swirling dreamy landscapes and the mythology of good and evil. Every month Boris and Julie take us to the far reaches of the imagination, for a captivating, enchanting, thrilling year.

  • Just Type 2015 Calendar

    Introducing an ingenious calendar that celebrates the power and the artistry of the font. No longer just the domain of printers and graphic designers, a universe of typefaces is now available to anyone with a computer. Fonts are a simple way to express style and personality, and each is a work of art in itself. Just Type indulges enthusiasts with 12 of the most distinctive and historic typefaces. The squares of each oversize grid are printed using variations of the featured font for an energetic and visually striking look. Accompanying text includes a description, characteristics, and fascinating trivia. There s Matrix, the first font designed on a Mac. The rounded forms of Bauhaus. And the ornate Caslon, known as the script of kings but also used by the founding fathers for the Declaration of Independence from the king. Printed on matte stock this calendar is an elegant gift.

  • Create Microsoft Powerpoint 2002 Presentations in a Weekend

    Slide presentations in business can be very important when pitching the sale, satisfying the customer, or impressing the client. A poor presentation can hurt a reputation or a career. A good presentation can gain a promotion or account. In our multimedia/broadcast-savvy world, business people must have effective support materials for presentations. Not only will this book show them how to put presentations together, but it will show them how to do it quickly!

  • Jak X: Combat Racing (with DVD): Prima Official Game Guide

    Are you dying to win?

    ·Exclusive maps for every racing course & combat arena
    ·Map waypoints teach you the best racing line for each course
    ·Essential tips and strategies for every event
    ·Secret "Turbo Start" revealed–being each race with a full Trubo Meter!
    ·Details on every item awarded in Adventure Mode including all unlockables!
    ·Race like a pro with expert driving advice & tutorials
    ·Facts & figures for all weapons & upgrades
    ·Complete customization & improvement statistics for every vehicle

  • Do You Know Dewey?: Exploring the Dewey Decimal System

    Are you ready for a library adventure? Join a group of children as they explore the Dewey decimal system! Search for ghosts in the 100s section, track down everything from costumes to cars in the 300s, and be on the lookout for sports and music in the 700s. By the end of the book, you'll be more than ready to dive into Dewey on your own!

  • The 12 Bottle Bar: A Dozen Bottles. Hundreds of Cocktails. A New Way to Drink.

    Avid home mixologists David and Lesley Solmonson were in a quandary. They wanted to replicate the delicious, hand-crafted cocktails they enjoyed at their local bar, but were continually frustrated by recipes that called for more and more rarefied ingredients and expensive liquors they'd use only once. How could they make these drinks without breaking the bank and amassing an unwieldy collection of hooch they'd rarely use again? In search of a solution, they tinkered and experimented, finally figuring out a way to make hundreds of cocktails from a fixed list of main ingredients - just twelve bottles. And so, the 12 Bottle Bar was born. A deceptively simple idea with an alluring promise, the 12 Bottle Bar is the home bartender's ultimate toolkit - the answer to entertaining confidently. With only eight bottles of hard liquor, two vermouths, and two bitters, you can make literally hundreds of classic and original cocktail recipes - more than you ever will, or at least, should, drink. Add to that a little basic knowledge of fresh fruit juices and easy-to-make syrups (goodbye, sour mix!), and you have everything you need to produce freshly made, old-school, affordable cocktails at home. Includes suggestions for bottles in every budget, appendices on entertaining and tools of the trade, lively anecdotes and lore (including the tale of a 17th century party featuring a rum punch so large, it was mixed by a boy in a rowboat), and more than 200 cocktail recipes organized by spirit and flavour (fruity/sweet, tangy/citrusy, and strong). Bottoms up!

  • Assassin's Creed Limited Edition Art Book: Prima Official Game Guide

    Making-of art book: Beautiful artwork and renders reveal the dawning of Altaïr.
    Interviews: Revealing interviews with Jade Raymond and key members of every team.
    Lithograph: A high-quality lithograph of a stunning rendered scene.
    High-quality Packaging: Hadcover package with stunning artwork from the team on the cover.
    Clean box art: Prima's one-sheet will fall away when the shrinkwrap is removed, leaving pristine art, unmarred by logos, barcodes, or taglines.

  • The Existential Fiction of Ayi Kwei Armah, Albert Camus, and Jean-Paul Sartre

    Existentialism is a philosophy that flourishes in extreme situations. Identified with the period of the French Resistance when Frenchmen were held as political prisoners by the Germans, existentialism, with its call for an uncompromised allegiance to a leftist system of values, served to boost the sagging morale of French political prisoners who had witnessed during the Occupation the subversion of their nation's democratic principles by German totalitarianism. The author finds in post-independence Ghana another example of an extreme situation which has given rise to the existentialist patterns in the novels of the Ghanaian author Ayi Kwei Armah. The identification of a crisis situation in post-independence Ghana, comparable to that created by the German occupation of France during World War II, serves largely as the basis for the examination of the recurrent existentialist patterns. This book explores the existential angst of the artist hero and the necessity of revolt to combat the despair which comes from recognition of his superfluousness. Works by the Ghanaian author Ayi Kwei Armah, as well as by the French authors Albert Camus, Jean-Paul Sartre, and Simone de Beauvoir, are the focus of study.

  • La Generaci-n Hijo Prodigo: Renovaci-n y Modernidad

    During the 20th century in Mexico, Mexican literati formed literary groups and created new movements in poetry, short story, and essay centered around significant literary journals. This book is a study and analysis of the literary journal El Hijo Prudigo and the generation of the early 1940s which brought Mexico into literary prominence. Outstanding collaborators of El Hijo Prudigo include Octavio Paz, Agustin Y- Ro Rez, Jose R Vasconcelos, Alfonso Reyes, Jose R Revueltaz, and Francisco Rojas Gonzalez. This study also offers a complete critical indexing of the journal's contents.

  • Setting Limits, Revised & Expanded 2nd Edition: How to Raise Responsible, Independent Children by Providing CLEAR Boundaries

    Start Setting Effective Limits — Now!

    Do your children misbehave? Do they repeatedly ignore or refuse your requests for proper behavior? Are you constantly fluctuating between permissive and authoritarian parenting, with little or no success? Are you convinced there has to be a better way? There is. Setting Limits will help you establish the positive, respectful, and instructional groundwork your children need for proper ethical and behavioral development In this revised and expanded edition of his popular book, Robert MacKenzie, Ed.D., demonstrates proven techniques and procedures that not only correct misbehavior but instill the cooperation and conduct you want and expect from your children. This book shows parents how to:

    • Enforce clear, firm, and effective boundaries
    • Put an end to conflicts and power struggles
    • Establish rules that encourage cooperation
    • Teach children important problem-solving skills
    • Apply logical consequences of misbehavior

    Children need limits to guide their development. With MacKenzie's expert guidance, you will learn how to build and enforce the instructive boundaries necessary for a happy and rewarding family life.

  • Prince of Persia Collector's Edition: Prima Official Game Guide

    • Beautiful artwork, renders, and concept art of all your favorite characters and much more.
    • Complete Prince of Persia strategy guide.
    • Exclusive high-quality concept art print.
    • Revealing in-depth interviews with key members of the team.
    • A detailed behind-the-scenes look at this year's biggest blockbuster.

  • Integrating Quantitative And Qualitative Methods in Research

    Integrating Quantitative and Qualitative Methods in Research provides a practical and relatively simple introduction to statistical research, both quantitative and qualitative. Drawing from his experience conducting statistics seminars, the author presents a streamlined overview of both quantitative and qualitative research methods and provides clear explanations and examples for their practical use. Each chapter includes work sessions and sample problems, which are tailored to the method being discussed. This book is an indispensable resource for graduate students.

  • Saboteur Official Game Guide: Official Strategy Guide (Prima Official Game Guides)

    • Detailed walkthroughs for all of Sean's missions! More than 50 missions covered!
     
    • Gigantic poster map of Paris with mission locations, hiding spots, checkpoints, allied headquarters, secret unlocks, and more!
     
    • Stats on every weapon, vehicle, explosive, and item in the game.
     
    • Fight dirty with tips on how to quickly gain Perks like Sucker Punch and Road Rage.
     
    • Stop the Nazis with expert combat tactics against all enemies!

  • Readings in Innovative Ideas in Teaching Collegiate Mathematics

    Readings in Innovative Ideas in Teaching Collegiate Mathematics is a collection of papers contributed by professional mathematicians in the United States and Great Britain. The topics in this volume represent the pros and cons of implementing creative instructional styles such as cooperative learning and educational technology in classrooms. The main objective of this book is to share the implementation and outcomes of these experiments with the teachers of mathematics at all educational levels and help them to learn about different teaching strategies and how they might incorporate them in their classrooms.

  • Bad Cat 2014 Calendar

    They're bad. So, so bad. Adapted from the bestselling book, Bad Cat is packed with the rejects from 'cute' cat calendars. Every day, meet a true feline fiend oh-so-happy to bite the hand that feeds him. Surly cats, snobby cats, lazy cats, manic cats, badly groomed cats, overdressed cats all of them in serious need of attitude adjustments. So many ways to go wrong, graphically photographed in full colour!

  • Before the Boom: Latin American Revolutionary Novels of the 1920s

    In the early twentieth century, a technological revolution as well as new ideas in science and philosophy, precipitated a radical change in narrative fiction in Latin America. The avant garde novels that appeared by the 1920s forever changed discourse and structure, or the way of creating narrative fiction, and heavily influenced the creation of the internationally recognized Latin American novel of the modern era. However, this early movement has received little attention or recognition as a literary period, although it is as significant to the development of twentieth century literature as the Modernist movement was in the U.S. and Europe. Before the Boom: Latin American Revolutionary Novels of the 1920s proposes a postmodern analysis of the early twentieth century or avant-garde novel by authors from four different Latin American countries: Arqueles Vela in Mexico, Martin Adan in Peru, Pablo Palacio in Ecuador, and Roberto Arlt in Argentina. Each chapter details the socio-political context of each novel, chronicling the events that led to an artistic desire to create an entirely new voice in Latin American fiction.

  • The Busy Tree

    Spectacular illustrations rendered in oil paint, and a rhyming text that describes a tree's activities from its roots to its branches, introduce young readers to the amazing activities that go on in a tree. Acorns nibbled by chipmunks, ants scurrying across a trunk, a spider spinning a web, leaves "breathing out air for all to breathe in"--everything adds up to a "busy tree" for all to "come and see."

  • Uncle John's Bathroom Reader TV Trivia Challenge! 2015 Calendar

    Wacky, offbeat, fun, challenging even better than TV it s Uncle John s TV Trivia Challenge! Calendar. Test yourself on how A Show Is Born, from Leave It to Beaver to The Sopranos. Plus Scandal on the Set!, notable TV moments, Tube Quizzes, and Fabulous Flops, including the short-lived ESP-themed game show (psychic powers appeared to be on mute).

  • Dear County Agent Guy: Calf Pulling, Husband Training, and Other Dispatches from the Heart of the Midwest

    "Jerry Nelson's column comes from the true heart of the Midwest. He has the true voice, the slow twang. He knows wheat from barley. He knows hardware, he knows vegetation, he knows people."--Garrison Keillor

    In the tradition of Mark Twain and Jean Shepherd, Dave Barry and Garrison Keillor, Jerry Nelson is a humorist whose beat is the American heartland, a small-town world of pickup trucks and Sunday night pancake dinners, dropping in on neighbors and complaining about the county agent.

    His depictions of daily life, from the point of view of an ex-dairy farmer and taciturn husband with a twinkle in his eye, are read by 250,000 people a week--and occasionally woven into Prairie Home Companion scripts. These are stories of courtship; childbirth--he offers the delivery room doctor the use of his calf puller; family; neighbors; chores; and the duties of a father--why is it that a man who spends his days in cow manure can't change a baby's diaper? Knee-slappingly funny one moment, poignant the next, it's a very special look at a distinctly American way of life.

  • Real Choice, Real Freedom in American Education: The Legal and Constitutional Case for Parental Rights and Against Governmental Control of American Education

    This book advances the idea that American education suffers from three underlying legal defects: the rejection of parental rights, domination by state laws that undermine parental rights, and the devastating effects of an unconstitutional expansion of federal power. The book advocates strengthening parents' inalienable right to direct the education of their children in concert with state laws designed to secure these rights of parents and repeal those laws which hinder parental involvement. Also, the book encourages the idea that the federal government should disentangle itself from education altogether; arguing that its current jurisdiction over education is contrary to the Constitution. Real Choice, Real Freedom is not about revitalizing the failing public school system, but rather raises a more cardinal question: 'Can our Republic maintain real freedom when the civil government uses law to control the education of its youngest citizens?' Consequently, the work calls for the legal disestablisment of government interference, regulation, and control of American education.

  • Cute Overload 2015 Calendar

    A big dose of cute for a locker, fridge, cubicle, or any small space. Adapted from the redonkulously adorable blog that was anointed #1 Mood Lifter by Time magazine, the Cute Overload Mini Calendar is guaranteed to make you feel warm and fuzzy with every glance. Wee little kittens. Sweet-faced puppies. And hedgies, buns, hams, and more. Awwww.

  • Towards Synergism: The Cosmic Significance of the Human Civilizational Project

    Towards Synergism makes a powerful case for understanding the universe as a relational and self-organizing system. The author shows that human civilization serves as the center for the dynamic complexity of the system of our universe. The author encourages us to appreciate this vitally significant role of human civilization by arguing that human creativity, not exchange, is the motivational force for social progress. This book explores the current crisis of the human civilization project and the simultaneous crisis of market and socialist systems. The author draws explicitly on developments in the new science, focusing on unified field theory, complex systems theory, post-Darwinian evolutionary biology, and anthropic cosmology. Mansueto also provides broad comparative historical and comparative sociological evidence. This timely, detailed, and insightful study will prove useful to natural and social scientists from many disciplines, as well as philosophers and theologians, religious, political, and even corporate leaders who are firmly grounded in the philosophical tradition.

  • Will It Skillet?: 53 Irresistible and Unexpected Recipes to Make in a Cast-Iron Skillet

    Discover a new world of cast-iron cooking. From Dan Shumski, who last applied his out-of-the-box food-loving sensibility to Will It Waffle?, here are 53 surprising, delicious, and ingenious recipes for the cast-iron skillet.

    Savor the simplicity of Toast with Olive Oil and Tomato, because you just can't achieve that perfect oil-toasted crust in a toaster. For Homemade Corn Tortillas, no special equipment required--use the pan to flatten and cook them. (Then serve your tortillas with Single-Skillet Carnitas or Charred Tomato Salsa--or make Chilaquiles.) Take popcorn to another level with clarified butter. Enjoy a Spinach and Feta Dip that stays warm from the residual heat of the pan. Plus pastas that come together in one skillet--no separate boiling required; perfectly charred roasted vegetables; beautiful breads and pizzas; and luscious desserts from a giant chocolate chip cookie to the sophisticated Layered Crepe Torte with Dark Chocolate and Raspberry Jam.

    Includes detailed information on buying, seasoning, and caring for your cast-iron skillet--and turning it into a nonstick kitchen workhorse.


  • Heavenly Sword: Prima Official Game Guide

    Beyond Revenge Lies Redemption

    · Earn every glyph to unlock all special combos and bonus feature moves.

    · The complete story mode walkthrough gives you the tools to dominate every enemy and master every puzzle.

    · Beautiful art section with some of the most spectacular art available.

    · Master the tricks to building "super style" points to unleash devastating level-three attacks.

    · Labeled maps detailing key locations.

  • Screams and Songs: How Animals Communicate to Survive

    "An exploration of animals who use special skills, such as singing and making other distinct noises, in order to survive"--Provided by publisher.

  • Cute Overload 2016 Calendar

    OMG so cute! This is the calendar that takes adorableness to the extreme, based on the blog that offers a sunny break every day. Each month's spread features an irresistible full-colour animal photograph: a fox having a stretch, a pair of lovable elephants, an otter with its tiny tongue peeking out. Not to mention floppy-eared bunnies, 'redonkulously' cute puppies, and a penguin who just wants a hug. Each is the embodiment of a rule of cuteness, like a kitty striking an aw-shucks pose (Rule of Cuteness #6: Looking helpless is cute).

  • 365 Spanish Words-A-Year Page-a-Day 2014 Calendar

    Habla Espanol, one day at a time. From Merriam-Webster, authors of 365 New Words-A-Year, the 365 Spanish Words-A-Year Calendar is for students learning Spanish, former students looking to brush up, or anyone who'd like to pick up useful vocabulary and phrases. Each day's word is used in a sample sentence, and includes a definition and pronunciation guide.

  • Eyelike Stickers: Dinosaurs

    Sticker lovers, rejoice! There is a new addition to the successful EyeLike Stickers series, and it's a perfect gift for every little girl or boy. EyeLike Stickers: Dinosaurs is packed with 400 full-colour and photo-real stickers that can be peeled and placed again and again. Plus, the inside cover is glossy and illustrated-perfect backgrounds on which kids can place their stickers to create unique and changeable scenes. Plus, it's a perfect place to store your stickers year after year. Ferocious raptors, soaring pterodactyls, and majestic Apatosauruses take centre stage in Dinosaurs. Use the stickers to decorate notebooks, lockers, classrooms, cards, scrapbooks, binders, party invitations - you name it! And for older kids, here are perfect books for anyone who loves scrapbooking and arts and crafts!

  • Bad Cat 2016 Calendar

    Brace yourself for another year of the cats you love to hate those bad-tempered felines whose shocking behaviour just keeps you coming back for more. Adapted from the riotously funny #1 New York Times bestseller, Bad Cat Wall Calendar features hundreds of naughty, wayward, and personality-challenged cats captured in in-your-face full colour. Caught in the act: cats bullying the family dog. Cats attempting to impersonate the Easter Bunny. Cats drinking before noon. Cats obnoxiously flaunting yoga poses. Plus Bad Cats in Show Business, Bad Cat Campaign Promises, Least Wanted Bad Cats, and Bad Cat Early Warning Signs: #33: Cat keeps rewinding to scene where dog gets run over.