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On Writing Well (30th Anniversary Edition)
Zinsser, William K.
On Writing Well has been praised for its sound advice, its clarity, and its warmth of style. It is a book for anybody who wants to learn how to write, whether about people or places, science and technology, business, sports, the arts, or about yourself. Its principles and insights have made it a cherished resource for several generations of writers and students. This revised 30th anniversary edition contains a new introduction and a new chapter on how to write a family history or a memoir.
We all need a dose of Dolly in our lives. Whether it’s her warmth and generosity, her humble roots and down-home values, her gifts to film and music, or her unforgettable style and humor, Dolly Parton has plenty of life secrets to share. Enjoy this collection of her wisest quotes, funniest cracks, and encouraging words for living life right.• Nearly 150 Dolly quotes on living with big dreams and an open heart• Empowerment, strength, and confidence whenever you need it• Get inspired to be boldly you, just like Dolly!
Learn Something Every Day
Learn Something Every Day entertains and informs readers with illustrations representing such fun-filled facts as: Charlie Chaplin placed third in a Chaplin look-alike contest. Emerson Moser, Crayola's senior crayon maker, revealed at retirement that he was color-blind. Elvis Presley received a C grade in music class. And much, much more!
33 Questions About American History You're Not Supposed to Ask
Woods, Thomas E., Jr.
News flash: The Indians didn’t save the Pilgrims from starvation by teaching them to grow corn. The “Wild West” was more peaceful and a lot safer than most modern cities. And the biggest scandal of the Clinton years didn’t involve an intern in a blue dress. Surprised? Don’t be. In America, where history is riddled with misrepresentations, misunderstandings, and flat-out lies about the people and events that have shaped the nation, there’s the history you know and then there’s the truth. In 33 Questions About American History You’re Not Supposed to Ask, New York Times bestselling author Thomas E. Woods Jr. reveals the tough questions about our nation’s history that have long been buried because they’re too politically incorrect to discuss, including: Are liberals really so antiwar? Was the Civil War all about slavery? Did the Framers really look to the American Indians as the model for the U.S. political system? Did Bill Clinton actually stop a genocide in Kosovo, as we’re told? The answer to all those questions is no. Woods’s eye-opening exploration reveals just how much of the historical record has been whitewashed,overlooked, and skewed beyond recognition. 33 Questions About American History You’re Not Supposed to Ask will have you wondering just how much of your nation’s past you haven’t been told.
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!
How To Write Crime Fiction
This book provides a comprehensive overview of all the different kinds of crime fiction, with examples from successful contemporary writers in each of the different genres, and clear explanations and exercises to help the beginning writer hone their craft, and discover the kind of crime fiction, the plots, the themes, the language, that work best for them.
The Book of Really Useful Information
The Book of Really Useful Information provides a broad and fascinating education in 20 easy lessons, from great works of art to political leaders, literature that shaped society to basic science, and everything in between. This is an ideal book for anyone who spent their school days gazing out of the window and now realizes how much they missed out on. It provides a full and fascinating education that covers all key subjects. For clarity and ease of use, the book is divided into five days, Monday to Friday, and then subdivided into four single-subject lessons. Each lesson is based around the five w’s—who, what, when, where, and why—and poses questions such as:• Who was Eric Arthur Blair?• What happened to the Romans?• When was the Big Bang?• Where do laws come from?• Why is evolution controversial?You can choose to dip into a lesson at random, read through a whole day, or start from the beginning and keep going to the end. Accessible writing and useful fact boxes will help you pick up the key points quickly, and summary boxes provide a concise review of each subject. And for that authentic school experience, each day in The Book of Really Useful Information ends with a test—except this time you get to mark it yourself. If you’re feeling brave, you could even get your kids to take the tests, too, to see which of you knows the most.So sharpen your pencils and get ready to quickly learn everything you need to know in the 20 lessons of The Book of Really Useful Information.
A comprehensive, upbeat guide to help you survive the moving process from start to finish, filled with fresh strategies and checklists for timing and supplies, choosing which items to toss and which to keep, determining the best place to live, saying farewell and looking forward to hello.Moving is a major life change--time consuming, expensive, often overwhelming, and sometimes scary. But it doesn't have to be! Instead of looking at it as a burdensome chore, consider it a new adventure.Ali Wenzke and her husband moved ten times in eleven years, living in six states across the U.S. She created her popular blog, The Art of Happy Moving, to help others build a happier life before, during, and after a move. Infused with her infectious optimistic spirit, The Art of Happy Moving builds on her blog, offering step-by-step guidance, much-needed comfort, practical information, and welcome advice on every step of the process, including:• How to stage your home for prospective buyers• How to choose your next neighborhood• How to discard your belongings and organize your packing• How to say goodbye to your friends• How to make the transition easier for your kids• How to decorate your new home• How to build a new community• And so much more.Ali shares invaluable personal anecdotes from her many moves, and packs each chapter with a wealth of information and ingenious tips (Did you know that if you have an extra-large welcome mat at the entrance of your home, it's more likely to sell?). Ali also includes checklists for packing and staging, and agendas for the big moving day.Whether you're a relocating professional, newly married, a family with kids and pets, or a retiree looking to downsize, The Art of Happy Moving will help you discover ways to help make your transition an easier one--and be even happier than you were before.
Grit and Grace: Uncommon Wisdom for Inspiring Leaders Designed to Make You Think (Everyday Inspiration)
This thought-filled guide is a personal inspiration gallery for modern leaders, featuring quotations by innovative influencers, from legendary trailblazers to today's history-makers. Inside, you'll also find the true stories of the remarkable women & girls behind the wise words.Gift & Grace is designed for you to creatively share what you're loving. After all, leadership is about bringing people along on the journey.
Hockey Hall of Fame Book of Trivia
Unique facts and little-known data for the fervent fan. Hockey Hall of Fame Trivia features the most distinguished and influential men and women who have ever played the game, policed the ice or called the shots from the bench and the boardroom. In his latest book hockey trivia guru Don Weekes, who has written more than 20 hockey-trivia books, has created 160 unique questions and eight trivia games that chronicle the members of the Hockey Hall of Fame. Here are some of the challenging questions: Superstars Evgeni Malkin and Ilya Kovalchuk wear sweater numbers honoring which Hall of Fame member? How many of the five Canadian skaters who were on the ice when Darryl Sittler scored the climactic 1976 Canada Cup-winner later became Hall members? Which modern-day player entered the Hall of Fame having scored the highest percentage of his team's total goals in one season? Which NHL 500-goal-scorer waited the longest for Hall recognition after his retirement? Fully illustrated with 300 images, Hockey Hall of Fame Trivia will enlighten novice fans, challenge die-hards and provide fun for anyone of any age interested in hockey and the Hockey Hall of Fame. The Hockey Hall of Fame and Museum in Toronto honors and preserves the history of ice hockey and those who have made outstanding contributions and achievements in the development of the game.
An elegant wedding planner for the modern woman.Ideal for toting around, this portable planner is perfect for jotting down inspiration and information as it comes. You'll find tab dividers for easy organization and customizable fill-in charts and lists. There are expandable pockets at the front and back of the book for storing cards and samples, a ribbon marker, and an elastic enclosure to keep everything secure. With suggested timelines and savvy budgeting tips, this practical planner is perfect for puling together a fabulous happily ever after, while its beauty and durability will make it a treasured keepsake of a very special day.
The Baby Name Wizard (3rd Edition)
After the initial joy of discovering a pregnancy, the question every mom- or dad-to-be asks is inevitably: What will I name my baby? There's no shortage of names to choose from, and the task can be overwhelming. Enter The Baby Name Wizard. Since its original publication in 2005, The Baby Name Wizard has used groundbreaking research and computer-generated models to pinpoint each name's image, examine its usage and popularity over the last one hundred years, and suggest other promising ideas. A completely revised and updated guide to the modern world of names, The Baby Name Wizard is the only tool parents need to discover the perfect name.
78 Reasons Why Your Book May Never Be Published and 14 Reasons Why It Just Might
Drawing on his experience as founding editor of MacAdam/Cage, Walsh gives writers specific, straightforward feedback to help them overcome bad habits and bad luck.
Guide to the Human Body (Firefly Pocket Reference, Revised Edition)
This fully illustrated guide to the human body is an essential home reference. The first part is an illustrated handbook of the anatomy and physiology of the human body. The second part is a concise A-Z medical encyclopedia that describes and explains the most common medical conditions and the basic elements of human biology. The Guide to the Human Body provides: clear explanations of biological systems and processes; over 600 concise definitions of medical conditions and terminology; more than 250 full-color artworks and diagrams.
The Super Book of Useless Information
Faster than a speeding bullet, more useless than ever before. The #1 New York Times bestselling series reaches new heights of irrelevance with this powerfully pointless, all-new collection of the things you never need to know. Do you actually care that... there are three feet of DNA in every cell? Saturn has 47 moons? March is National Frozen Foods Month? in 2010 a traffic jam in China lasted ten days? Would it improve your life to know... which movie star wanted to be a funeral director? which state has the most horses per square mile? which dictator was obsessed with Cheetos? what day of the year the most cars are stolen in the United States?
Top 100 Step-by-Step Napkin Folds
(Wire Coil/Wire Combination)
A gorgeous table begins with beautiful napkin folds. Knowing how to execute a perfect napkin fold is not a skill everyone has, but it's one you can easily and quickly teach yourself. Napkin folds bring a touch of elegance, whimsy or retro style to your table. And napkin folds take your table setting to the next level with no added expense -- you're just learning dozens of clever new ways to present something you already have. The 100 folds are divided into easy, intermediate and advanced sections, so you'll know which ones to start with and how to work your way up. Simpler is often better and often the most formal folds, in fact, tend to be relatively easy. And when you're using napkins with an elaborate pattern or design, a simple fold may show it off the best. The hundreds of step-by-step photographs, detailed instructions and wide array of ideas will make every event memorable -- whether it's a child's birthday party or a sophisticated dinner party for grownups. And the concealed wirobound hardcover format with its user-friendly approach makes following instructions a breeze. Like a handwritten thank-you note, napkins folds might be less common than they once were, but they're always noticed, always appreciated and always in style.
The Steampunk User's Manual: An Illustrated Practical and Whimsical Guide to Creating Retro-Futurist Dreams
Steampunk, the retro-futuristic cultural movement, has become a substantial and permanent genre in the worlds of fantasy and science fiction. A large part of its appeal is that, at its core, Steampunk is about doing it yourself: building on the past while also innovating and creating something original. VanderMeer's latest book offers practical and inspirational guidance for readers to find their individual path into this realm. Including sections on art, fashion, architecture, crafts, music, performance, and storytelling, The Steampunk User's Manual provides a conceptual how-to guide that motivates and awes both the armchair enthusiast and the committed creator. Examples range from the utterly doable to the completely over-the-top, encouraging participation and imagination at all levels.
Wonderbook: The Illustrated Guide to Creating Imaginative Fiction
Wonderbook has become the definitive guide to writing science fiction and fantasy by offering an accessible, example-rich approach that emphasizes the importance of playfulness as well as pragmatism. It also exploits the visual nature of genre culture and employs bold, full-color drawings, maps, renderings, and visualizations to stimulate creative thinking. On top of all that, the book features sidebars and essays from some of the biggest names working in the field today, including George R. R. Martin, Lev Grossman, Neil Gaiman, Michael Moorcock, and Karen Joy Fowler.For the fifth anniversary of the original publication, Jeff VanderMeer has added an additional 50 pages of diagrams, illustrations, and writing exercises creating the ultimate volume of inspiring advice that is also a stunning and inspiring object.
Wonderbook: The Illustrated Guide to Creating Imaginative Fiction
This all-new definitive guide to writing imaginative fiction takes a completely novel approach and fully exploits the visual nature of fantasy through original drawings, maps, renderings, and exercises to create a spectacularly beautiful and inspiring object. Employing an accessible, example-rich approach, Wonderbook energizes and motivates while also providing practical, nuts-and-bolts information needed to improve as a writer. Aimed at aspiring and intermediate-level writers, Wonderbook includes helpful sidebars and essays from some of the biggest names in fantasy today, such as George R. R. Martin, Lev Grossman, Neil Gaiman, Michael Moorcock, Catherynne M. Valente, and Karen Joy Fowler, to name a few.
The Leafly Guide to Cannabis: A Handbook for the Modern Consumer
A savvy connoisseur's guide from the editors of the world's most popular cannabis platform.Cannabis is at the very beginning of a craft and educational renaissance. It is emerging from the legislative shadows and a second awakening is occurring: people are proactively seeking information about how to properly consume and enjoy it.And cannabis is a wildly diverse product, even more so than alcohol. Consumers can experience not only different flavor profiles, but also different cerebral and body effects; they can consume using different methods, from vaporization to combustion to topical application; and they can pick and choose between an ever-growing number of different strains and products.THE LEAFLY GUIDE TO CANNABIS provides all the best tips to navigating this growing market in a definitive guide that will enhance every user's enjoyment and high.
Eats, Shoots & Leaves: The Zero Tolerance Approach to Punctiuation
Through sloppy usage and low standards on the Internet, in e-mail, and now text messages, we have made proper punctuation an endangered species. In Eats, Shoots & Leaves, former editor Lynne Truss dares to say, in her delightfully urbane, witty and very English way, that it is time to look at our commas and semicolons and see them as the wonderful and necessary things they are. If there are only pedants left who care, then so be it. This is a book for people who love punctuation and get upset when it is mishandled. From George Orwell shunning the semicolon, to New Yorker editor Harold Ross's epic arguments with James Thurber over commas, this lively history makes a powerful case for the preservation of a system of printing conventions that is much too subtle to be mucked about with.
Reeds Nautical Almanac 2019 (Reed's Almanac)
Towler, Perrin (Edt)
Reeds Nautical Almanac is the indispensable trusted annual compendium of navigational data for yachtsmen and motorboaters, and provides all the information required 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.The 2019 edition continues the Almanac's tradition of year on year improvement and meticulous presentation of all the data required for safe navigation. Now with an improved layout for easier reference and with over 45,000 annual changes, it is regarded as the bible of almanacs for anyone going to sea.The 2019 edition is updated throughout, containing over 45,000 changes, and includes: 700 harbour chartlets; tide tables and tidal streams; buoyage and lights; 7,500 waypoints; invaluable passage notes; distance tables; radio, weather and safety information; first aid section. Also: a free Marina Guide.
Reeds Practical Boat Owner Small Craft Almanac 2019 (Reed's Almanac)
Towler, Perrin (Edt)
In a practical handy format the Reeds PBO Small Craft Almanac contains many unique features for small craft sailors and represents excellent value for money. Meticulously researched, this popular almanac contains a wealth of information presented in an easy to find, quick reference manner for practical on-board use. The Reeds PBO Small Craft Almanac covers the whole of the UK and Ireland and the west coast of Europe from Denmark to the Gironde.It includes a huge amount of information of value to small craft navigators: Tide tables, tidal streams and tidal gates, Secondary port differences, Over 2,500 waypoints, Radio data, Light recognition, Weather information, Principal lights, IALA buoyage, International codes and flags, Sun/moon rise and set plus Emergency information.
Reeds Channel Almanac 2020 (Reed's Almanac)
(Wire Coil/Wire Combination)
The Reeds Channel Almanac offers cruising and racing yachtsmen essential navigation and pilotage information covering the south coast of England from the Scillies to Dover, the Channel Islands and northern France from Calais to L'Aberildut.Completely updated for 2020, topics include seamanship, pilotage, tide tables, safety procedures, navigation tips, radio, lights, waypoints, weather forecast information, communications, Mayday and distress procedures--in fact everything the cruising yachtsman needs to know. The spiral binding allows the Almanac to be opened flat on the chart table and the large type size and clear layout makes information easy to read even in adverse conditions. This handy volume is ideal for anyone cruising the length of the English Channel.Includes a free Reeds Marina Guide.
Reeds Looseleaf Update Pack 2020 (Reed's Almanac)
The Reeds Looseleaf Almanac is a versatile system that combines almanac and pilotage information in a unique looseleaf format, bound inside a durable binder to stay open on the chart table, and let the user tailor the Reeds Almanac to their needs.The Reeds Looseleaf Almanac provides all the information required to navigate Atlantic coastal waters around the UK, Ireland, Channel Islands, and the entire European coastline from the tip of Denmark right down to Gibraltar, including the Azores and Madeira. Includes 700 harbour chartlets, Harbour facilities, Tide tables and streams, 7,500 waypoints, International codes and flags, Weather, Distance tables, Passage advice, Area planning charts, Rules of the road, Radio information, Communications, Safety, Mayday and distress procedures, and Documentation and Customs. The 2020 edition is updated throughout, containing over 45,000 changes, and includes a free Reeds Marina Guide. The looseleaf format makes information access quick and easy whilst allowing the navigator to refresh it with the annual update pack.
Reeds Nautical Almanac Looseleaf Update Pack 2019
The Reeds Looseleaf Update Pack provides all the information required to navigate Atlantic coastal waters around the UK, Ireland, Channel Islands, and the entire European coastline from the tip of Denmark right down to Gibraltar, the Azores and Madeira.A versatile system that combines almanac and pilotage information in a convenient looseleaf form, the Looseleaf Almanac is inserted into a durable binder which stays open on the chart table and lets the user tailor the Almanac to their needs by complementing the contents supplied with whatever information they may want to add or take out. The Update Pack 2019 is for those who have bought the Reeds Looseleaf Almanac in previous years and just want to update their information rather than buy the binder again.Includes 700 harbour chartlets, Harbour facilities, Tide tables and streams, 7,500 waypoints, International codes and flags, Weather, Distance tables, Passage advice, Area planning charts, Rules of the road, Radio information, Communications, Safety, Documentation and customs. The 2019 edition is updated throughout, containing over 45,000 changes.
Reeds Western Almanac 2019 (Reed's Almanac)
(Wire Coil/Wire Combination)
The Reeds Western Almanac covers the coastline from Cape Wrath to Padstow as well as the whole of Ireland, and is ideal for any boater lucky enough to cruise and race in the superb waters off the coast of Western Scotland, Ireland or Western England. It offers ready access to essential navigation information by virtue of its clear layout and user friendly format.Completely updated for 2019, topics include seamanship, pilotage, tide tables, safety procedures, navigation tips, radio, lights, waypoints, weather forecast information, communications, Mayday and distress procedures. The spiral binding allows the Almanac to be opened flat on the chart table and the large type size and clear layout makes information easy to read even in adverse conditions. It is the complete guide for both Irish and Scottish mariners as well as those cruising the UK west coast.Includes a free Reeds Marina Guide.
Reeds Western Almanac 2020 (Reed's Almanac)
(Wire Coil/Wire Combination)
The Reeds Western Almanac is packed with essential navigation information for any boaster cruising or sailing off the coast of Western Scotland or Ireland.The Reeds Western Almanac covers the coastline from Cape Wrath to Padstow as well as the whole of Ireland offering essential navigation information with a clear layout and user friendly format.Completely updated for 2020, topics include seamanship, pilotage, tide tables, safety procedures, navigation tips, radio, lights, waypoints, weather forecast information, communications, Mayday and distress procedures. The spiral binding allows the Almanac to be opened flat on the chart table and the large type size and clear layout makes information easy to read even in adverse conditions. It is the complete guide for both Irish and Scottish mariners as well as those cruising the UK west coast.Includes a free Reeds Marina Guide.
Table Manners: How to Behave in the Modern World and Why Bother
An authoritative and witty guide to modern table manners for all occasions by one of the world’s most acclaimed chefs and restaurateursWhen can you photograph your food? What do you do when you’re running late? What can you eat with your hands? Are you the guest who runs late and texts real-time updates? The diner with allergies or the host trying to accommodate them? The social media addict who can’t put your phone down at the restaurant? Whether your manners are a disaster or you simply need some fine-tuning, here is an authoritative and witty guide to table manners for everyone and every occasion.
The Tricky Art of Co-Existing: How to Behave Decently No Matter What Life Throws Your Way
"If you do it right, being a grown-up is just like being a kid . . . but without people telling you off." No one learns "etiquette" anymore (except by embarrassing trial and error). But manners are more than a dusty tradition: Done right, they make life easier--for everyone! That's why Sandi Toksvig highlights decency rather than convention in this entertaining guide, with: Spot-On Advice: "Remember--you don't have to answer the phone, so don't do it if you don't have time to be polite." Fascinating Trivia: "It is very rude to clear the plate of someone who hasn't finished. In fact, the Romans believed doing so would bring about the diner's sudden death." And Her Characteristic Wit: "Focusing on the people you share a meal with is both a pleasure and a necessity. Get to know your family members; you might even like them." Be the most decently behaved person in the room, and the most interesting: Master The Tricky Art of Co-Existing!
The French Beauty Solution: Time-Tested Secrets to Look and Feel Beautiful Inside and Out
Cofounder of the international beauty company Caudalíe shares the simple, natural, time-tested beauty secrets she learned growing up in France that any woman can use to look younger, healthier, and more radiant without harsh products or drastic procedures.
How to Write a Romance: Or, How to Write Witty Dialogue, Smoldering Love Scenes, and Happily Ever Afters
The Team at Avon Books
From from the desks of the Editors of Avon - the industry's premiere romance publisher - How to Write a Romance is a playful and inspirational guide through the world of writing romance. Inside, aspiring writers will find prompts on a variety of topics, from plot to dialogue to character development, as well as wisdom from beloved Avon authors on their craft, making this journal the ideal writer's companion whether you're on your first or final draft.
A Miscellany of Murder: From History and Literature to True Crime and Television, a Killer Selection of Trivia
The Monday Murder Club
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Top 10 of Everything 2016
The most dynamic reference book around is back bigger and better than ever. Packed full of amazing new lists, facts and stats, the newest Top 10 of Everything continues to amaze and inform. As always, it takes a fresh look at the universe, discovering new wondrous and jaw-dropping facts about machines, animals, sports, music, space, epic structures and more.A range of visual features provide exciting ways for readers to engage with facts, including graphs and charts that explain data clearly and easily, and snapshot lists that break down details into boxes for quick- glance reading.Every page is packed full of colorful graphics that engage and inform. By taking a comprehensive look at an incredible range of subjects, there's certain to be something to amuse and interest any reader.
Berlin Street Style: A Guide to Urban Chic
In Berlin Street Style, noted design expert Angelika Taschen defines the unique fashion sense of this hip city. The book showcases the popular "anti-chic” look seen throughout Berlin, offering advice on how to create a simple, casual, and appealingly disheveled appearance with vintage pieces, essential basics, and carefully selected accessories. For travelers to Berlin, the book recommends the city’s top destinations for fashion, beauty, design, and culture. With street-style photography and hand-drawn illustrations, this accessible style guide explores how Berlin women dress and where they find their fashion inspiration, highlighting trendsetting blogs and local labels.
That Book: ...of Perfectly Useless Information
Want to learn which U.S. president was a descendant of King Edward III? Or which famous people lived to read their own obituaries? Then That Book is the book for you! From history to science to pop culture, here is an irresistible, enlightening, and absolutely addictive treasure trove of fascinating and fun little-known facts that no one needs to know - an indispensable boon to every true lover of trivia and marvelous minutia!
When I Was a Flower Girl
Being a flower girl can be the most exciting experience of a young girl's life. When I was a Flower Girl provides a place for personal memories and keepsakes that every flower girl can look back at and fondly cherish for many years to come. Lively text by fashion and wedding expert Antonia Swinson tells the flower-girl-to-be all she needs to know about her role in the ceremony, as well as explaining the importance of the special day.
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.
Think you can spot the fake? Think again. It's going to be a lot harder than you think to pick out the BS. Each entry hides one well-crafted fib among a pair of unbelievable truths. And it's up to you to figure out what's fascinating and what's fabricated on everything from koala bears to Confucius to high-fructose corn syrup.
Whether in the workplace, at the opera, or on an overnight stay at as friend's, it is always important to observe the rules of proper behavior. In this volume, Kate Spade sets forth her own solutions for successfully navigating a variety of social situations.
The Encyclopedia of Misinformation
The Encyclopedia of Fakery is a compendium of misinformation, deception, and self-delusion throughout history. The lens is wide—fakery is examined in the context of science and advertising, humor and law, sports and video games. Entries span eclectic topics: Artificial Intelligence, Auto-Tune, Chilean Sea Bass, Clickbait, Cognitive Dissonance, Cryptids, False Flag Operations, Gaslighting, Gerrymandering, Kayfabe, Laugh Tracks, Milli Vanilli, P.T. Barnum, Photoshopping, Potemkin Villages, Rachel Dolezal, Strategery, Truthiness, and the Uncanny Valley. From A to Z, this is the definitive guide to how we are tricked, and how we trick ourselves.
The Quotable Scouter: Inspiration for Your Scoutmaster Minute
"The Quotable Scouter" communicates the values that have been upheld by the scouting movement ever since Robert Baden-Powell published "Scouting for Boys" in 1908. These values, so critical to our nation and world, are worth exploring repeatedly as we work to develop strong character in ourselves and the young people we serve. Trust Loyalty Helping Friendship Courtesy Kindness Obedience Cheerfulness Thrift Bravery Cleanliness Reverence
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.
Who Do You Think You Are?: The Essential Guide to Tracing Your Family History
In the groundbreaking NBC series Who Do You Think You Are? seven celebrities - Sarah Jessica Parker, Emmitt Smith, Lisa Kudrow, Matthew Broderick, Brooke Shields, Susan Sarandon, and Spike Lee - went on an emotional journey to trace their family history and discover who they really are, and millions of viewers caught the genealogy bug. With the official companion guide, anyone can learn how to chart their family's unique path. Featuring step-by-step instructions from Megan Smolenyak, one of America's top genealogical researchers, this book offers everything readers need to know to start the journey into their past, from digging through old photos, to finding the best online resources.
The Penguin State of the Middle East Atlas (Completely Revised and Updated Third Edition)
From the author of The Penguin State of the World Atlas, an essential tool for understanding the modern Middle East The Middle East is in a constant state of change, and understanding it has never been more important. In this essential guide to the region and its politics, Dan Smith unravels the history of the Middle East from the Ottoman Empire to the present day. With the acute and fair-minded analysis readers have come to expect from him, Smith highlights key issues and maps their global implications to explain why the Middle East has become, and will remain, the focal point of foreign policy. There can be no one-line summary of the Middle East, but in The Penguin State of the Middle East Atlas, Smith gives readers the primer they need to understand the ongoing conflicts in the region.
The Penguin State of the World Atlas (9th Edition)
The completely up-to-date edition of a comprehensive overview of the elements that define our world Now in its ninth edition, the widely praised Penguin State of the World Atlas remains an accessible, unique visual survey of current events and global trends. Completely revised and updated, this distinctive atlas presents the latest statistics on communications and information technology, international trade, globalization of work, aging and new health risks, food and water, energy resources and consumption, global warming and biodiversity, literacy, gender equality, wars and peacekeeping, and more. Fascinating, troubling, and surprising, this is one atlas no student of the world should be without.
Unreliable Sources: How the 20th Century Was Reported
With this book, John Simpson turns his eyes to how Great Britain has been transformed by its free press down the years. He shows how, while the press likes to pretend it's independent, they have enjoyed the power they have over the events they report and have at times exercised it irresponsibly. He examines how it changed the world and changed itself over the course of the last hundred years, from the creation of the 'Daily Mail' and the first stokings of anti-German sentiment in the years leading up to the First World War, to the Sun's propping up of the Thatcher government, and beyond. In this self-analysis from one of the pillars of modern journalism some searching questions are asked, including whether the press can ever be truly free and whether we would desire it to be so.
The Art of the Handwritten Note
Some say that the handwritten note is becoming a lost art, but booming sales of fine stationery and high-end writing instruments don't seem to support that theory. If anything, the personal letter has become more special and revered in an age when even greeting cards are sent electronically. For those who cherish the art of handwritten correspondence, or those who value it but find themselves intimidated by it, acclaimed calligrapher Margaret Shepherd has created both an epistolary tribute and rescue manual. Rather than just present readers with generic lines to be incorporated into their own notes, The Art of the Handwritten Note also features a selection of moving samples from letters written throughout history. Love, condolence, gratitude, congratulations - for every emotion and occasion, a snippet of heartfelt prose is included, sure to loosen the most stymied letter writer.
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