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All The Wrong Questions: "Who Could That Be at This Hour?"
Drawing on events that took place during a period of his youth spent in a fading town, far from anyone he knew or trusted, Snicket chronicles his experiences as an apprentice in an organization nobody knows about. While there, he began to ask a series of questions-wrong questions that should not have been on his mind. Who Could That Be at This Hour? is Snicket's account of the first wrong question.Mr. Snicket's first authorized autobiographical account of his childhood, the series features illustrations throughout by critically acclaimed Canadian artist Seth.
Emily Post's Etiquette: Manners For Today (19th Edition)
Completely revised and updated with a focus on civility and inclusion, the 19th edition of Emily Post’s Etiquette is the most trusted resource for navigating life’s every situation.From social networking to social graces, Emily Post is the definitive source on etiquette for generations of Americans. That tradition continues with the fully revised and updated 19th edition of Etiquette. Authored by etiquette experts Lizzie Post and Daniel Post Senning—Emily Post’s great-great grandchildren—this edition tackles classic etiquette and manners advice with an eye toward diversity and the contemporary sensibility that etiquette is defined by consideration, respect, and honesty.As our personal and professional networks grow, our lives become more intertwined. This 19th edition offers insight and wisdom with a fresh approach that directly reflects today’s social landscape. Emily Post’s Etiquette incorporates an even broader spectrum of issues while still addressing the traditions that Americans appreciate.
Workin' It!: RuPaul's Guide to Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit o Style
More than just a style guide, this is a navigation system through the bumpy road of life. Let RuPaul teach you the tried, tested and found true techniques that will propel you from background player to shining star! No more playing small, your time is now! "Workin' It!" will provide helpful and provocative tips on fashion, beauty, style and confidence for girls and boys, straight and gay - and everyone in between! No one knows more about life, self-expression and style than RuPaul! With photos by Mathu Andersen from the new season of RuPaul's Drag Race and a fresh look at style and inner beauty, "Workin' It!" will pick up where the show leaves off. The book will be as colourful, fun, and intriguing as RuPaul, with insights into makeup, clothing choices and the illusion of drag. Fans of RuPaul will get piece of Ru's philosophy on style and attitude - and how it's more than the clothes that make the man, or woman! With four colour photos throughout and a fresh, funky design "Workin' It!" will be the perfect guide to RuPaul - part style guide, part confidence manifesto, and entirely fabulous!
This definitive guide covers the entire history of weapons, from the earliest, most primitive instruments up to remarkable advances in modern defense and warfare. Comprehensively illustrated, with diagrams, charts, photographs, and much more, The New Weapons of the World Encyclopedia is the encyclopedia of virtually every arsenal ever invented, including: improvised explosive devices; blackout bombs; unmanned aerial vehicles; TV guided bombs; current small arms; electric stun guns; body explosives; and more!
Survive!: Essential Skills and Tactics to Get You Out of Anywhere-Alive
From the sun-scorched sands of the Kalahari to the snake-infested jungles of the Amazon, Les Stroud has made a life of surviving in the harshest - and most remote - regions on Earth. Now, the creator, producer, and host of the hit television program Survivorman transfers his decades of knowledge and experience to the pages of Survive!, a practical guide that gives everyday readers a no-nonsense look at the real world of survival. Stroud offers readers the essential skills and tactics necessary to endure in any corner of the globe, along with a wealth of insider information born of his own experiences in the outdoors and unavailable in any other book.
Collins Canadian Thesaurus
All the alternative words and opposites you need in this comprehensive and portable thesaurus.Usage notes help with commonly confused words and informal idioms.The most useful alternative words are shown first and highlighted.
Emily Post's Wedding Etiquette (6th Edition)
Post, Anna/Post, Lizzie
Today's weddings are more complicated than ever, with new traditions replacing old, and new relationships to consider as family life grows more complex. Emily Post Wedding Etiquette has everything a bride will ever need to know to have the perfect wedding: how to handle awkward family situations how to address envelopes and word invitations how to choose an officiant how to blend family traditions the timeline of events throughout the engagement and during the wedding who to include on your guest list how to use technology to your advantage The Posts guide brides and their friends and family through weddings to maximize fun and reduce stress.
WWW may be an acronym for the World Wide Web, but no one could fault you for thinking it stands for wild, wild West. The rapid growth of the Web has meant having to rely on style guides intended for print publishing, but these guides do not address the new challenges of communicating online. Enter The Yahoo! Style Guide. From Yahoo!, a leader in online content and one of the most visited Internet destinations in the world, comes the definitive reference on the essential elements of Web style for writers, editors, bloggers, and students. With topics that range from the basics of grammar and punctuation to Web-specific ways to improve your writing, this comprehensive resource will help you: Shape your text for online reading. Construct clear and compelling copy. Write eye-catching and effective headings. Develop your site’s unique voice. Streamline text for mobile users. Optimize webpages to boost your chances of appearing in search results. Create better blogs and newsletters. Learn easy fixes for your writing mistakes. Write clear user-interface text. This essential sourcebook - based on internal editorial practices that have helped Yahoo! writers and editors for the last fifteen years - is now at your fingertips.
Salty Dog Talk: The Nautical Origins of Everyday Expressions
Most of us never realize how many words and expressions used in everyday English have a fascinating nautical origin. This charming pocketbook explains the practical ship-board beginnings of over 200 such phrases-colorful, bizarre and surprising-and how they came ashore. For anyone with an interest in the sea & its traditions-landlubbers, boaters, historians, linguists.
Reeds Nautical Almanac 2020
Reeds Nautical Almanac 2020 is the indispensable annual compendium of navigational data for yachtsmen. With over 45,000 annual changes to the print edition and the option of accessing the whole Almanac in digital form, this is the bible of almanacs for anyone going to sea.Reeds Nautical Almanac provides all the information required for yachtsmen and motorboaters to navigate Atlantic coastal waters around the whole of the UK, Ireland, Channel Islands and the entire European coastline from the tip of Denmark right down to Gibraltar, Northern Morocco, the Azores, and Madeira.
Mark Carwardine's Guide to Whale Watching in Britain and Europe - Second Edition
This new edition of Mark Carwardine's Guide to Whale-watching in Britain and Europe is the definitive resource for all who love our marine mammals. Completely revised and updated, the book is packed with site information, tips and strategies, and a comprehensive identification guide. This book is truly indispensable for anyone who wants to see wild cetaceans.
Hippo Eats Dwarf!: and Other Urban Myths
Can you grow a bonsai kitten? Should you stock up on dehydrated water? Is it easy to order human-flavored tofu? Or is this all just B.S.?In a world of lip synching, breast implants, payola punditry, and staged reality shows, it's hard to know the real from the fake. Hippo Eats Dwarf is the essential field guide to today's Misinformation Age. Whether you're deciphering political doublespeak or trying to decide whether to forward that virus warning, hoaxpert Alex Boese provides the guidelines you need. For instance, Reality Rule 6.1: Just because you read it on the Internet doesn't make it true.With case files, reality checks, definitions, and plenty of doctored photos, Hippo Eats Dwarf is an entertaining guide to life, death, eBay, and everything in between.
Sh*t My Dad Says
After being dumped by his longtime girlfriend, twenty-eight-year-old Justin Halpern found himself living at home with his seventy-three-year-old dad. Sam Halpern, who is "like Socrates, but angrier, and with worse hair," has never minced words, and when Justin moved back home, he began to record all the ridiculous things his dad said to him.From the pitfalls of family weddings to confronting burglars naked with a shotgun, this is a chaotic, hilarious, true memoir of a father-and-son relationship from a major new comic voice.
Salisbury and New Forest (Victorian Ordnance Survey, No. 85)
David & Charles Publishing
This series offers reprints of the first edition of the one-inch Ordnance Survey maps of England and Wales, dating from 1805 to 1900. Detail includes villages, hamlets, farms, county boundaries, roads and railways.
The Deeper Meaning of Liff
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The Meaning of Liff
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Unreliable Sources: How the 20th Century Was Reported
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How to Be the World's Smartest Traveler (and Save Time, Money, and Hassle)
Leading travel expert and USA Today columnist Christopher Elliott shares the smartest ways to travel in this tip-filled guide from National Geographic. Drawing on more than 20 years of experience as a consumer travel advocate, Elliott gives you the inside scoop on how to navigate the often perplexing world of travel, with detailed advice on:• Airlines• car rentals• cruises• hotels and alternative lodging• the TSA and security• staying connected• review websites• resolving complaints• vacation rentals• passports and visas• and much moreFull of recommendations, real-life case histories, and the answers to the most common - and confounding - questions, this book is a must-read for anyone traveling anywhere.
Mother of the Bride Book (The Everything, 4th Edition)
She's met "the one" and set the date - now she needs your help to plan the big event! The Everything Mother of the Bride Book, 4th Edition is completely updated and revised with the latest information you need to get your daughter down the aisle in style. Wedding planner Katie Martin explains everything you'll need to know, including:• Planning showers and engagement parties• Meeting the future in-laws• Navigating sticky situations like ex-spouses and former family members• Picking out the perfect dress• Knowing when to speak up - and when to keep quiet!Complete with new sections on social media etiquette, this practical guide covers everything you'll need to make sure your daughter has the perfect - and stress-free - day of her dreams.
The Big Book Of Words You Should Know To Sound Smart: A Guide for Aspiring Intellectuals
Bly, Robert W.
The ultimate word book for aspiring intellectuals!The most compendious collection of words for aspiring scholars, this book helps you hold your own in intellectual discourse. Featuring 2,400 sophisticated, obscure, and obtuse terms, each page provides you with the definitions you need to know to lock academic horns with the clerisy. From antebellum and eleemosynary to impasto and putative, you will quickly master hundreds of erudite phrases that will improve your conversational elegance.Complete with definitions and sample sentences for each entry, The Big Book of Words You Should Know to Sound Smart will elevate your lexicon as you impress the susurration out of the perfervid hoi polloi.
Executor and Trustee Book (The Everything)
Wilson, Douglas D.
Essential information for executors or trustees for wills and trusts!Being appointed the task of carrying out the terms of a will or trust is daunting, especially if it's your first time. The good news is you won't have to figure it out alone. Certified Trust and Financial Advisor Douglas D. Wilson takes the worry out of the process and provides information on important responsibilities that must be performed after a loved one dies. This all-in-one guide includes information on:• Filing a will in court• Hiring a lawyer or doing it yourself• Notifying beneficiaries• Finding and managing the deceased's assets• Paying outstanding debts or taxesYou'll even find sample tax forms and step-by-step walk-throughs of what you'll need to know when overseeing asset distribution, terminating existing accounts, opening an estate bank account, and closing the estate. No matter your experience level, The Everything Executor and Trustee Book will be there to help you every step of the way!
What Do I Do If...?: How to Get Out of Real-Life Worst-Case Scenarios
Easy solutions for life's toughest scenariosWhen there's a 1 in 12 million chance of a shark attack occurring and a 1 in 5 chance of bed-bug infestation, it's easy to see which scenario is worth preparing for. What Do I Do If...? helps you solve the far more common, but no less devastating, of life's little curveballs. From accidentally dropping your ring down the drain to blowing out a tire at 65 mph to dealing with a friend who won't pay you back, each entry offers practical advice for fixing or getting out of just about any situation. With these handy instructions, you'll finally be able to breathe a sigh of relief when your boss comes onto you, your brakes fail, or you get trapped in an avalanche.Filled with 120 valuable solutions to life's toughest problems, this book is there to save the day when you run into some bad luck and have no idea what to do next.
Have you struggled for just the right phrase when grappling with a class assignment? Crafting an office memo, do you want greater clarity and concision? Pounding away at a last-minute blog entry, haven't you ever thought, There has to be a better word for this? Now there is.Under the time-tested and respected banner of Roget's Thesaurus, here is an array of words and their definitions organized by meaning. With this volume at your side, you need never be stalled or stymied for an appropriate expression, whether speaking of the higher reaches of philosophy or holding forth on art, music, or poetry--or other highbrow pastimes.The more you expand your vocabulary, the richer and clearer your writing and conversation will become. And the better you'll be able to say exactly what you mean, joining intellectual discussions with confidence that you've found just the right words.
Wedding Toasts 101: The Guide to the Perfect Wedding Speech
As much as it’s an honor to be chosen as the best man or maid of honor at a wedding, giving the perfect speech can sometimes be nerve-wracking. Delivering a crowd-pleasing toast at the reception that has the right amount of humor and sentimentality is a daunting undertaking, no matter how advanced your public speaking skills are.Pete Honsberger’s guide to giving the perfect wedding toast provides even the most nervous of public speakers with all the tools and advice they need for writing and presenting the best toast ever. After witnessing speeches both good and bad, Honsberger shares a few bits of wisdom he’s learned along the way, providing building blocks to creating an unforgettable story along with helpful speech prompts, and the perfect checklist that will turn a potentially scary obligation into a golden opportunity.Wedding Toasts 101 presents a fun and simple way to write a successful wedding toast without all the stress so you can spend less time worrying and more time celebrating the happy couple.
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