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The Penguin Dictionary of Sociology (5th Edition)
Written by three eminent professors, this reference has been updated to reflect the shifts of sociological thought in the last five years, making it the most comprehensive, authoritative, and up-to-date dictionary of sociology available.
Truth About Style: Quote Gift Book
Focusing on more than just fashion, The Truth About Style highlights the nature of style and the importance of cultivating our individuality, whether it is expressed through the way we dress, our attitude, or the unique traits that we all possess. Wit and wisdom from insider favorites like Coco Chanel, Karl Lagerfeld, and Giorgio Armani, as well as some unexpected voices like Charles Bukowski, Michelle Obama, and Johnny Cash, make up this curated volume. Coupled with a fresh design (a foil-stamped cover, beveled corners, and a stained edge), The Truth About Style is for the minimalist or the maximalist, the trendy or the timeless, the rebel or the conformist, or anyone who has an ongoing fascination with style as a means of self-expression.
DAD: Hundreds of Awesome Quotes ABout the Guy Who Does It All
A collection of quotes about the incredible relationship between father and child. Four hundred voices from the worlds of sports, entertainment, politics, and history describe the profound influence a dad can have - and show firsthand just how awesome fatherhood can be.
I Am a Feminist: Quotes That Empower
Empowering, inspiring . . . evolving. From Susan B. Anthony to Amy Schumer, the feminist movement has grown in number and purpose for hundreds of years--from women's right to vote to wage equality and beyond. Now, 200 leaders of the movement for equal rights and opportunities--female and male; young and old; across politics, the arts, media, and history--share their thoughts on what it means to be a feminist.With quotes that galvanize, hearten, and inform, I Am a Feminist unites the many strong voices that celebrate the past, present, and future of feminism.
Weedopedia: An A to Z Guide to All Things Marijuana
Discover everything you’ve ever wanted to know about marijuana all in one place with this authoritative A-to-Z guide to cannabis!What’s a wake and bake? Who is Mitch Hedberg? What does Louisa May Alcott have to do with cannabis? And what exactly is the difference between a bong and a bubbler?Now you can “weed” all about it and find all the answers and more with this entertaining and updated edition of Weedopedia, your guide to everything marijuana - from the best movies to watch while high to cannabis slang and terminology.Whether you’re interested in learning more about all things marijuana, or if you want something entertaining to read while enjoying a toke, this book is the one-stop-shop for all your weed-related needs.
The Meaning of Liff
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Bullsh*t: 500 Mind-Blowing Lies We Still Believe
Compelling trivia for our age of disinformation.American culture is awash in lies. Despite the fact that we have the truth at our fingertips at all times, Americans still believe lies about everything from health to politics to science to business. Kate Adams's clever trivia book debunks the 500 most common untruths and shows readers why we are all so susceptible to misinformation, and also includes a chapter on facts that are true, but seem like bullsh*t.
Learn the facts! In Katie Adams' Wombats Poop Cubes, you will encounter some of the most unbelievable, entertaining, and no-frills factoids ever.Each page features a fact broken down into just three words. Why? Because gimmicks are great, and so is getting to the point. If you crave more information beyond those three special words, check out the full backstory alongside the fact. Fill that brain of yours with memorable gems of truth to learn hundreds of new things, to become an unstoppable trivia partner, or for no particular reason at all.Included are shocking and concise truths such as:• Vikings rap battled.• Bees get drunk.• Abraham Lincoln wrestled.• Kangaroos can’t reverse.• Apples are roses.• Rabbits attacked Napoleon.Have some fun. Keep it short. Get some facts!
Ali on Ali: Why He Said What He Said When He Said It
Compiled and written by his daughter Hana Ali, with sportswriter Danny Peary, Ali on Ali brings together a remarkable mix of Ali’s 70 most humorous, poignant, inspirational, political, and philosophical quotes, all with their origins. Included are powerful photographs throughout, from iconic fight scenes to never-before-seen Ali family snapshots; quotes about Ali, from Martin Luther King Jr. to Billy Crystal; a career timeline; and a personal introduction by Hana Ali.
Chinese Proverbs: The Wisdom of Cheng-Yu (Chinese Bound Classics)
Amber Books Ltd.
A gorgeously illustrated and designed exploration of Eastern spirituality and culture through more than 80 proverbs drawn from Chinese philosophy.
Philosophy, 2nd Edition (Harper Collins Dictionary)
Angeles, Peter A.
Timely and comprehensive, the latest title in the HarperReference dictionary series--a reliable informational resource for students. This dictionary provides the 250,000 students enrolled in philosophy courses this year an indispensable, one-stop source for the vast terminology on the subject.SC, 342 pages.
The Associated Press Stylebook and Briefing on Media Law 2018
The style of The Associated Press is the gold standard for newswriting. With The Associated Press Stylebook in hand, you can learn how to write and edit with the clarity and professionalism for which the agency's writers and editors are famous.Fully revised and updated to reflect the latest changes in writing style, this new edition contains more than 3,000 a-to-z entries detailing the AP's rules on grammar, spelling, capitalization, abbreviation, and word and numeral usage. The Associated Press Stylebook is the one reference that all writers, editors and students cannot afford to be without.This new edition contains nearly 200 new and revised entries, including:• A new chapter with expanded guidance on polls and surveys.• A new entry on sexual harassment and sexual misconduct.• New guidance on quoting emoji.• A new entry on marijuana, medical marijuana.
Staying Safe: The Complete Guide to Protecting Yourself, Your Family, & Your Business
In Staying Safe, Juval Aviv, a counter terrorism expert and international security consultant, outlines the essential tools for becoming personally responsible for the security and safety of yourself and your loved ones. You will learn how to safeguard your home and office, protect your identity, and travel without fear. Most important, you'll find that Aviv's recommendations and warnings are practical and easy to follow. Juval Aviv neither overstates nor minimizes today's threats, whether they are from criminals or terrorists; instead he sets out to inform and provide real advice for minimizing risks.
The Wit and Wisdom of Mark Twain
Ayres, Alex (Edt.)
Arranged alphabetically by topic, from Adam to Youth, and culled from his novels, speeches, letters, and conversations, this anthology of quotes is timeless and represents the very essence of Mark Twain - hilarious, cranky, and insightful.
Baione, Tom (Edit.)
For the first time, Natural Histories allows readers a privileged glimpse of seldom-seen, fully illustrated scientific tomes from the American Museum of Natural History's Rare Book Collection. Forty essays from the museum's top experts in a variety of natural science disciplines, from anthropology to zoology, accompany and discuss each rare work's unique qualities and scientific contribution. Packaged with 40 extraordinary prints suitable for framing, this deluxe edition will fascinate both natural science and art lovers alike.
America the Ingenious: How a Nation of Dreamers, Immigrants, and Tinkerers Changed the World
All made in America: The skyscraper and subway car. The telephone and telegraph. The safety elevator and safety pin. Plus the microprocessor, amusement park, MRI, supermarket, Pennsylvania rifle, and Tennessee Valley Authority. Not to mention the city of Chicago or jazz or that magnificent Golden Gate Bridge.What is it about America that makes it a nation of inventors, tinkerers, researchers, and adventurers - obsessive pursuers of the never-before-created? And, equally, what is it that makes America such a fertile place to explore, discover, and launch the next big thing?In America the Ingenious, bestselling author Kevin Baker brings his gift of storytelling and eye for historical detail to the grand, and grandly entertaining, tale of American innovation. Here are the Edisons and Bells and Carnegies, and the stories of how they followed their passions and changed our world. And also the less celebrated, like Jacob Youphes and Loeb Strauss, two Jewish immigrants from Germany who transformed the way at least half the world now dresses (hint: Levi Strauss). And Leo Fender, who couldn’t play a note of music, midwifing rock ’n’ roll through his solid-body electric guitar and amplifier. And the many women who weren’t legally recognized as inventors, but who created things to make their lives easier that we use every day - like Josephine Cochran, inventor of the dishwasher, or Marion O’Brien Donovan, who invented a waterproof diaper cover. Or a guy with the improbable name of Philo Farnsworth, who, with his invention of television, upended communication as significantly as Gutenberg did.At a time when America struggles with different visions of what it wants to be, America the Ingenious shows the extraordinary power of what works: how immigration leads to innovation, what a strong government and strong public education mean to a climate of positive practical change, and why taking the long view instead of looking for short-term gain pays off many times over, not only for investors and inventors, but for the rest of us whose lives are made better by the new.America and its nation of immigrants have excelled at taking ideas from anywhere and transforming them into the startling, often unexpectedly beautiful creations that have shaped our world. This is that story.
Letitia Baldrige's New Manners for New Times: A Complete Guide to Etiquette
The essential guide to manners, revised and updated to incorporate the changing social conventions and enormous technological advances of the past fifteen years.
The Truth Matters: A Citizen's Guide to Separating Facts from Lies and Stopping Fake News in Its Tracks
Distinguish fake news from reliable journalism with this clear and concise handbook by New York Times best-selling author Bruce Bartlett.Today’s media and political landscapes are littered with untrustworthy sources and the dangerous concept of “fake news.” This accessible guide helps you fight this deeply troubling trend and ensure that truth is not a permanent casualty. Written by Capitol Hill veteran and author Bruce Bartlett, The Truth Matters presents actionable tips and tricks for reading critically, judging sources, using fact-checking sites, avoiding confirmation bias, identifying trustworthy experts, and more.
Bateson, Mary C.
Peripheral Visions begins with a sacrifice in a Persian garden, moving on to a Philippine village and then to the Sinai desert, and concludes with a description of a tour bus full of Tibetan monks. Bateson's reflections bring these narratives home, proposing surprising new visions of our own diverse and changing society and offering us the courage to participate even as we are still learning.
Everything But the Kitchen Sink: What Every Modern Woman Needs to Know
Have you ever wondered how to clean a pearl necklace? How to use a compass? Or how to put up a tent in the dark? Have you found yourself floundering while attempting to host a dinner party, questioning how worthwhile a manicure really is, or trying to figure out what to order when you meet your significant other's parents for drinks? Of course you have. Women face all sorts of challenges on a day-to-day basis. Francesca Beauman provides all the answers and advice a modern woman would ever want - or need - to know in this witty, eclectic celebration of all things female.
365 Questions for Couples
Beck, Michael J.
Have you considered how many fun things you don't know about the partner you love? Do you ever wonder about your lover's first kiss, or their relationship with their best friend? Do you wish your partner would inquire about your past? Certainly, there are questions waiting inside of you. Now it's time to ask.
Rocketeers: How a Visionary Band of Business Leaders, Engineers, and Pilots is Boldly Privatizing Space
On June 21, 2004, SpaceShipOne, built by aircraft designer Burt Rutan, entered space and ushered in the commercial space age. Investment capital began to pour into the new commercial spaceflight industry. Richard Branson's VirginGalactic will begin ferrying space tourists out of the atmosphere in 2010. Las Vegas hotelier Robert Bigelow is developing the world's first commercial space station (i.e., space hotel). These space entrepreneurs, including Microsoft cofounder Paul Allen and Amazon.com founder Jeff Bezos, now see space as the next big thing. In Rocketeers, Michael Belfiore goes behind the scenes of this nascent industry, capturing its wild-west, anything-goes flavor. Likening his research to "hanging out in the Wright brothers' barn," Belfiore offers an inspiring and entertaining look at the people who are not afraid to make their bold dreams a reality.
How to Speak Science: Gravity, Relativity, and Other Ideas That Were Crazy Until Proven Brilliant
A math-free introduction to the greatest scientific ideas of the last 2,000 years.As smartphones, supercomputers, supercolliders, and AI propel us into an ever more unfamiliar future, How to Speak Science takes us on a rollicking historical tour of the greatest discoveries and ideas that make today’s cutting–edge technologies possible.Wanting everyone to be able to “speak” science, YouTube science guru Bruce Benamran explains–as accessibly and wittily as in his acclaimed videos–the fundamental ideas of the physical world: matter, life, the solar system, light, electromagnetism, thermodynamics, special and general relativity, and much more.Along the way, Benamran guides us through the wildest hypotheses and most ingenious ideas of Galileo, Newton, Curie, Einstein, and science’s other greatest minds, reminding us that while they weren’t always exactly right, they were always curious. How to Speak Science acquaints us not only with what scientists know, but how they think, so that each of us can reason like a physicist–and appreciate the world in all its beautiful chaos.
Myths and Misconceptions
Have you always thought that a goldfish has a 3-second memory span?Do you think your morning coffee comes from a bean?Do you believe that those accused at the Salem Witch Trials were burned at the stake?If the answer to any of these questions is yes, then you’ve been lied to. But don’t worry, this book will set the record straight on all the common myths that most people take for fact, making you the most well-informed smart-alec in town.So next time someone proclaims that Napoleon Bonaparte was short, or that shaving causes hair to grow back thicker, you can correct them, and tell them smugly that everything they think they know is wrong.
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