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1,000 Books to Read Before You Die: A Life-Changing List
Celebrate the pleasure of reading and the thrill of discovering new titles in an extraordinary book that’s as compulsively readable, entertaining, surprising, and enlightening as the 1,000-plus titles it recommends.Covering fiction, poetry, science and science fiction, memoir, travel writing, biography, children’s books, history, and more, 1,000 Books to Read Before You Die ranges across cultures and through time to offer an eclectic collection of works that each deserve to come with the recommendation, You have to read this. But it’s not a proscriptive list of the “great works” - rather, it’s a celebration of the glorious mosaic that is our literary heritage.Flip it open to any page and be transfixed by a fresh take on a very favorite book. Or come across a title you always meant to read and never got around to. Or, like browsing in the best kind of bookshop, stumble on a completely unknown author and work, and feel that tingle of discovery. There are classics, of course, and unexpected treasures, too. Lists to help pick and choose, like Offbeat Escapes, or A Long Climb, but What a View. And its alphabetical arrangement by author assures that surprises await on almost every turn of the page, with Cormac McCarthy and The Road next to Robert McCloskey and Make Way for Ducklings, Alice Walker next to Izaac Walton. There are nuts and bolts, too - best editions to read, other books by the author, “if you like this, you’ll like that” recommendations , and an interesting endnote of adaptations where appropriate. Add it all up, and in fact there are more than six thousand titles by nearly four thousand authors mentioned - a life-changing list for a lifetime of reading.
100 Deadly Skills
A hands-on, practical survival guide from retired Navy SEAL Clint Emerson - adapted for civilians from actual special forces operations - to eluding pursuers, evading capture, and surviving any dangerous situation.In today’s increasingly dangerous world, threats to your personal safety are everywhere. From acts of terror to mass shootings, and from the unseen (and sometimes virtual) matrix of everyday crime, danger is no longer confined to dark alleys or unstable regions. Potentially life-threatening circumstances can arise anywhere, anytime, and Clint Emerson - former Navy SEAL - wants you to be prepared.100 Deadly Skills contains proven self-defense skills, evasion tactics, and immobilizing maneuvers - modified from the world of black ops - to help you take action in numerous “worst case” scenarios from escaping a locked trunk, to making an improvised Taser, to tricking facial recognition software. With easy-to-understand instructions and illustrations, Emerson outlines in detail many life-saving strategies and teaches you how to think and act like a member of the special forces.This complete course in survival teaches you how to prevent tracking, evade a kidnapping, elude an active shooter, rappel down the side of a building, immobilize a bad guy, protect yourself against cyber-criminals, and much more - all using low-tech to “no-tech” methods. Clear, detailed, and presented in an easy-to-understand and execute format, 100 Deadly Skills is an invaluable resource. Because let’s face it, when danger is imminent, you don’t have time for complicated instructions.
100% Unofficial Fortnite Pro Guide
Know Fortnite: Battle Royale well, but want to play like a real pro? Look no further. The 100% UnofficialFortnite Pro Guide will help you take your building to the next level. And if you want to look great on the battlefield, this book includes a showcase of some of the best skins available, and plenty of emotes to pair with them. There's even a rundown of some of the cutest pets available in the game, for that extra fancy back bling. With colorful graphics and awesome pro tips, this is the definitive guide to Fortnite. First, gain in-depth knowledge on how to best to play on mobile devices. Then, discover methods to play your way to pro-level status with better weapons to pick up, new items to score, tactical traps to trick enemies, and faster—and more creative—builds that go way beyond the basics. If your noob days are over and you're ready to level up, this guide will show you all the ways you can master multiple areas of game-play.Personalizing your game is key as a Fortnite pro, and this guide helps you express yourself in fun new ways. New emotes that go way beyond the Floss? Cool new skins that will frighten and delight? 100% Unofficial Fortnite Pro Guide details them all to show you the best way to throw shade, show excitement, and even distract competitors with cosmic cosmetics to boost your game. You can even bring pet bling to the battlefield! This backpack companion offers great company as you venture into battle.Next, learn to play your way and add finesse to your game-play style with Limited-Time Modes that prove there's more to game types than Squads and Solo play. From what not to do to teamwork tips, it's all in a day's work as a Fortnite pro and now you can become an expert in how to be faster, stronger, and smarter on the battlefield.Finally, see how the Fortnite landscape has evolved and changed with an all-new map and a countdown of the top 10 most epic moments in the game so far.So fire up your PC, Mac, Xbox, PS4, Nintendo Switch, or iOS device, lock 'n' load and prepare to battle like the pros…in style!
101 Ways to Say Thank You
Nothing says good manners like an elegantly crafted thank-you note, whether on paper or by e-mail. This refreshed and reissued etiquette classic - now updated with new information for the digital age - provides all the dos and don'ts, along with a perfectly phrased “thank-you” for every occasion, from weddings and baby showers to business interviews and charity events. This indispensable guide will make sure you're never at a loss for words of appreciation.
Discover simple strategies for protecting your personal and confidential information on and offline with this essential and easy-to-understand guide. We all know that the internet can serve as a hotbed for identity theft. But it isn’t the only place where your privacy can be breached. In fact, there are lots of ways you can protect your privacy (or diminish it) that have little or nothing to do with access to the internet. Your home, your photos, your trash can, your kids, your favorite restaurant or store - and even you have the ability to unknowingly reveal your private information to everyone from thieves to busybodies. But you don’t need to hire a specialist to keep your information safe - you can do it yourself with these 200+ easy-to-implement tactics, some of which include:• Shredding hard copies of bills• Turning off Bluetooth when not in use• Using a firewall• Hiding spare keys in an unusual placeKeeping your information secure lies in your hands - make sure you’re not putting yourself at risk in your daily habits with this essential guide.
What's the proper way to address a business colleague in an email? Is it a social faux pas to use a cell phone on a commuter train? What's a polite way to get out of a second date? In this helpful guide, bestselling etiquette author Charlotte Ford takes the mystery out of modern propriety with down-to-earth, often humorous, and always reliable advice on how to solve every social conundrum graciously.
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.
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.
365 Ways to Change the World
You want to make a difference in the world, but don't know where to begin. Now you can. Here is just the guide to lots of exciting ways that are more personal and fun than merely writing a check. For every day of the year, 365 Ways to Change the World is packed with information and ideas that don't take a lot of special skills to put into action, but will achieve something positive. The suggestions cover twelve important areas in which you can influence change, including in your local community, as a consumer, making a cultural contribution, and addressing problems such as the environment, health, and human rights.
42 Rules for Modern Life: An Insider's Guide to Navigating Life's Obstacles
Elwin Street Productions Limited
"The answer to the ultimate question of life, the universe and everything is 42" - Douglas AdamsWhat Douglas didn't mention is that the number 42 referred to rules you never knew existed, but now you can navigate the minefield of modern living with this trusty manual of expert advice.Whether you are making the bed or a cup of tea, you can rely on the head housekeeper at the Ritz or the Chairman of the British Tea Council. Let chef Kylie Kwong help you hold your chopsticks correctly; be guided in your shirt-folding by the menswear manager at Harrods. When everything else seems uncertain, 42 Rules for Modern Life offers the reader a sense of achievement as they successfully sail through daily challenges.Contains 42 pieces of expert advice for both social and domestic situations.Each entry is authenticated by an international expert and accompanied by informative diagrams.
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.
The 8-Week Healthy Skin Diet
How to unlock the secrets of beautiful skin. Whatever the skin type, whatever the skin condition, the reader will find all the help needed to ensure healthy skin in this new book. Every skin condition -- whether minimal or out of control -- can be improved and look fantastic within 8 weeks simply by following this holistic, natural approach. Everyone can gain health benefits from being on the Healthy Skin Diet because it is a commonsense program for lifestyle change, designed to fit into anyone's life. The plan is based on an anti-inflammatory eating program that was originally designed for dealing with eczema. Along the way it was also discovered to be highly effective in helping the following skin conditions: psoriasis, rosacea, dandruff, acne, cellulite, hives, premature aging and wrinkles, dull /sallow complexion, bags under the eyes, pigmentation, dark circles under the eyes, and dermatitis/contact dermatitis. There is a specific program to target each skin condition as well as more than 100 delicious, nutritious recipes in menu plans that provide all the tools needed for healthy, beautiful skin. Fischer's guidelines include: Think Green and Friendly Eat Moisturizing Foods Eat Less! Be a Sleeping Beauty Sweat for 15 minutes Each Day Have a Good Skin-Care Routine Become a Hat Person Relax and Make Peace With Your Body. These programs and good nutrition develop beautiful skin from the inside out.
A to Z of Wedding Style
Compiled by Kate Bethune, A to Z of Wedding Style brings together style tips, pithy advice, and engaging opinions about everything wedding. This beautiful book will make a perfect present for anyone getting ready for their special day, or someone who has had the burden and pleasure of being a bridesmaid multiple times. If ever you needed to know whether or not a boutonniere is appropriate, or how to bustle a dress, this thoughtful and thorough book will be your guide.Where fashion has always moved on swiftly from season to season, bridal wear can keep a trend or style current for several years or longer—maintaining perennial favorites and occasional revivals. Concentrating on wedding style, but also featuring thoughts on etiquette and history, this book captures some of the abiding wisdom and witticisms that surround the Happy Day.
A-Z of the Car (The Grand Tour)
In this lavishly tooled book you will find a rich and satisfying collection of motor-related information, from the origins of Porsche and the fate of Lada to the dark history of the Wankel engine and the correct name for those weird little hairs on new tyres.Throughout the book, Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May are on hand to share their knowledge and wisdom, and then we've made the pictures bigger to fill in the gaps.
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.
If you’ve forgotten a thing or two since school, now you can go from knowing jack sh*t to knowing your sh*t in no time! This highly entertaining, useful and fun trivia book fills the gaps, offering hundreds of bite-sized facts about history, grammar, math, and more!
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.
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.
From poetry to fiction to essays, American Lit 101 leaves no page unturned!Edgar Allan Poe. Willa Cather. Henry David Thoreau. Mark Twain. The list of important American writers goes on and on. These voices played a vital role in shaping the scope of American literature, and the United States itself. But too often, textbooks reduce this storied history to dry text that would put even a tenured professor to sleep.American Lit 101 is an engaging and comprehensive guide through the major players in American literature. From colonialism to postmodernism and every literary movement in between, this primer is packed with hundreds of entertaining tidbits and concepts, along with easy-to-understand explanations on why each author's work was important then and still relevant now. So whether you're looking for a refresher course on key American literature or want to learn about it for the first time, American Lit 101 has all the answers--even the ones you didn't know you were looking for.
American Slang (4th Edition)
Kipfer, Barbara Ann
This fully updated and abridged fourth edition of American Slang contains more than 1,500 new terms representing the variety and vigor of American slang, from "yada yada yada" to "yo momma." There's no better resource for those who are curious about language, fascinated by counterculture, or just completely confused when other people talk. Like previous editions, this edition features pronunciation guides, word origins, examples of appropriate usage as well as a helpful highlighting system that lets you know which terms should be used with caution, and never in polite company. Both an important archive of the way America is really talking and a lot of fun to read, American Slang will prove to be an invaluable companion in keeping up with the dauntingly jargon-filled, quickly evolving language of today.
The Art and Craft of Feature Writing
Blundell, William E.
William E. Blundell, one of the best writers on The Wall Street Journal has put his famous Journal Feature-Writing Seminars into this step-by-step guide for turning out great articles. Filled with expert instruction on a complex art, it provides beginners with a systematic approach to feature writing and deftly teaches old pros some new tricks.
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.
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.
Artfully Spoken: 30 Beautifully Illustrated Life-Changing Quotations
Enjoy insightful classic quotes, artfully crafted into beautiful images. Ryan McArthur's minimalist illustrations present the words of beloved thinkers including Fyodor Dostoyevsy and Oscar Wilde. These meditations bring a fresh voice to inspire you to live well in a fast-moving world. Perfect for anyone looking for a lift, these quotes are meant to encourage you and make you think.
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.
Atlas of Canada
An authoritative and prestigious new atlas that records Canada today, looks back into its history and takes a glimpse toward tomorrow. In this atlas, you will find outstanding reference maps of Canada, detailed pages including contributions from Canadian luminaries on many aspects of the country from its geology to its industry, award-winning photography, historical maps, satellite images and extended descriptions of all the provinces and territories.
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.
The Back of the Napkin: Solving Problems and Selling Ideas with Pictures
"There is no more powerful way to prove that we know something well than to draw a simple picture of it. And there is no more powerful way to see hidden solutions than to pick up a pen and draw out the pieces of our problem." So writes Dan Roam in The Back of the Napkin, the international bestseller that proves that a simple drawing on a humble napkin can be more powerful than the slickest PowerPoint presentation. Drawing on twenty years of experience and the latest discoveries in vision science, Roam teaches readers how to clarify any problem or sell any idea using a simple set of tools. He reveals that everyone is born with a talent for visual thinking, even those who swear they can't draw. And he shows how thinking with pictures can help you discover and develop new ideas, solve problems in unexpected ways, and dramatically improve your ability to share your insights. Take Herb Kelleher and Rollin King, who figured out how to beat the traditional hub-and-spoke airlines with a bar napkin and a pen. Three dots to represent Dallas, Houston, and San Antonio. Three arrows to show direct flights. Problem solved, and the picture made it easy to sell Southwest Airlines to investors and customers. Now with more color, bigger pictures, and additional content, this new edition does an even better job of helping you literally see the world in a new way. Join the teachers, project managers, doctors, engineers, assembly-line workers, pilots, football coaches, marine drill instructors, financial analysts, students, parents, and lawyers who have discovered the power of solving problems with pictures.
Bartlett's Familiar Quotations (18th Edition)
O'Brien, Geoffrey (Edt)
More than 150 years after its original publication, BARTLETT'S FAMILIAR QUOTATIONS has been completely revised and updated for its eighteenth edition. BARTLETT'S showcases a sweeping survey of world history, from the times of ancient Egyptians to present day. New authors include Warren Buffett, the Dalai Lama, Bill Gates, David Foster Wallace, Emily Post, Steve Jobs, Jimi Hendrix, Paul Krugman, Hunter S. Thompson, Jon Stewart, Elizabeth Kubler-Ross, Barack Obama, Che Guevara, Randy Pausch, Desmond Tutu, Julia Child, Fran Leibowitz, Harper Lee, Nassim Nicholas Taleb, Patti Smith, William F. Buckley, and Robert F. Kennedy. In the classic BARTLETT'S tradition, the book offers readers and scholars alike a vast, stunning representation of those words that have influenced and molded our language and culture.
Basic Writings is the finest single-volume anthology of the work of Martin Heidegger, widely considered one of the most important modern philosophers. Its selections offer a full range of the influential author's writings - including "The Origin of the Work of Art," the introduction to Being and Time, "What Is Metaphysics?," "Letter on Humanism," "The Question Concerning Technology," "The Way to Language," and "The End of Philosophy." Featuring a foreword by Heidegger scholar Taylor Carman, this essential collection provides readers with a concise introduction to the groundbreaking philosophy of this brilliant and essential thinker.
Be Brave (BE Series, Bk. 2)
This empowering quote book contains a collection of 200 quotes from famous minds and anonymous thinkers that will provide strength and courage when you need it most. Each quote has been handpicked to help you embrace the power of positive thinking, evoke bravery, and help summon your inner warrior. This beautifully packaged book also contains 3 inspirational note cards enclosed in a sealed envelope, decorative pages, and a sheet of labels to mark your favorite quotes for a quick dose of encouragement.
A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood: Neighborly Words of Wisdom from Mister Rogers (Movie Tie-in)
The inspiring profile brought to life in the major motion picture starring Tom Hanks, plus a collection of warm advice and encouragement from America’s favorite neighbor. Tom Junod’s Esquire profile of Fred Rogers, “Can You Say... Hero?,” has been hailed as a classic of magazine writing. Now, his moving story of meeting and observing the beloved host of Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood is the inspiration for A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood, directed by Marielle Heller and written by Micah Fitzerman-Blue & Noah Harpster.Here, Junod’s unforgettable piece appears for the first time in book form alongside an inspiring collection of advice and encouragement from Mister Rogers himself. Covering topics like relationships, childhood, communication, parenthood, and more, Rogers’s signature sayings and wise thoughts are included here. Pairing the definitive portrait of a national icon with his own instructions for living your best, kindest life, this book is a timeless treasure for Mister Rogers fans.
This modern collection of sourced quotations by women and girls has been curated to speak to today's thinkers and doers. Here you'll find timeless treasures and classics in the making.And behind every quote, you'll find a person with a story worth sharing.
The Beginner's Crossword Dictionary: Everything You Need to Know to Start Solving Crosswords with Confidence
This is more than just a crossword dictionary: it helps beginners learn the most often-used words in crosswords (and their clues) and shows them how to avoid common tricks and traps.With this book, beginner crossword solvers can learn the ropes and quickly improve their puzzle skills. In addition to an alphabetical list of the most common crossword entries, based on an exhaustive analysis of published puzzle grids, it includes explanations of each answer with helpful details, a list of frequent clues, and tips on overcoming ploys to throw you off. (For instance, if you see the clue "Quarrel" and have most of the word filled in—S P A _—be careful before writing down that last letter, because the answer could be SPAR or SPAT.) Once you learn your crossword ABCs, you’ll complete the grids with confidence.
A Beginner's Guide to Online Genealogy: Learn How to Trace Your Family History and Discover Your Roots
Use online tools to discover your family's history!Today, with millions of records available online, it's never been easier to chart your family history and discover your roots. But with hundreds of ancestors just a click away, where do you start? This book guides you through the genealogy process with easy-to-understand strategies for researching family roots online. Featuring detailed explanations, each chapter teaches you how to navigate popular genealogy websites, decipher census data and other online records, and connect with other family members to share your findings.Complete with tips on using free databases and genealogy apps, A Beginner's Guide to Online Genealogy has everything you need to find long-lost relatives and map your family tree!
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.
The Best Bar Trivia Book Ever: All You Need for Pub Quiz Domination
The ultimate guide to becoming a bar trivia champion!Which NBA coach coined and trademarked the term "threepeat"?Which animal has four knees?Which famous candy bar is named for a U.S. president's daughter?Brimming with answers to popular questions like these, The Best Bar Trivia Book Ever arms you with the knowledge your team needs to annihilate your bar trivia competition. This must-have guide features hundreds of facts, covering everything from sports and pop culture to history and science, so that you're always ready to deliver the ultimate trivia smackdown. You'll also get all the ins and outs of your favorite event with information on important bar trivia rules, assembling a team, and claiming victories week after week.Whether you're new to the scene or want to dominate at your local bar, this book will help your team outsmart the competition every single week!
The Big Redhead Book: Inside the Secret Society of Red Hair
La Rosa, Erin
The Big Redhead Book is an inside look into one of the most elite societies in the world - the real two percent. Well, you know, the two percent of the world's population who are natural redheads, at least. This book has equal parts pop culture, ginger facts, and humorous stories. It's loaded with everything you'd ever want to know about us reds - how we're scientifically different from the norms (non-redheads), how we've been stereotyped in pop culture, and the dos and don'ts of having a red in your life, among other things!Whether you are a redhead, know a redhead, or are just an enthusiast, this book explores the realities, the myths, and where red hair actually originated (It's not Ireland). Author Erin LaRosa also weaves in her own personal and hilarious stories about being red. Being a redhead is not just a hair color, it's a lifestyle - and this book tells you everything you need to know.
Bizarre World: A Collection of the World's Creepiest, Strangest, and Sometimes Most Hilarious Traditions
Ross, E. Reid
Every culture handles life differently. From the “blackening of the bride” in Scotland and the custom of not looking babies in the eyes in Kenya, to enlisting geese as part of the police squad in China and the tradition of children eating bread with chocolate sprinkles for breakfast in Amsterdam, there are so many unique behaviors all across the world.In Bizarre World, journey across the globe to understand how various cultures approach everything from grief, beauty standards, food, parenting, death, stress management, happiness, and more. Many customs may seem perfectly sane, while others, not so much. Some are just downright strange, funny, or weird.There’s so much to discover about the people around us and the beliefs they hold. Let Bizarre World be your armchair guide to a different way of life with quick facts and “did you knows?” that will leave you saying, “huh, that’s strange.”
The Black Male Handbook: A Blueprint for Life
One of America's most important voices in the early years of the twenty-first century presents a powerful chorus of Black men to address the most burning issues facing Black males today.
Written by the leading African American professional genealogist in the United States who teaches and lectures widely, Black Roots highlights some of the special problems, solutions, and sources unique to African Americans. Based on solid genealogical principles and designed for those who have little or no experience researching their family's past, but valuable to any genealogist, this book explains everything you need to get started, including: where to search close to home, where to write for records, how to make the best use of libraries and the Internet, and how to organize research, analyze historical documents, and write the family history.
Blah, Blah, Blah: What To Do When Words Don't Work
Ever been to so many meetings that you couldn't get your work done? Ever fallen asleep during a bulletpoint presentation? Ever watched the news and ended up knowing less? Welcome to the land of Blah Blah Blah. The Problem: We talk so much that we don't think very well. Powerful as words are, we fool ourselves when we think our words alone can detect, describe, and defuse the multifaceted problems of today. They can't-and that's bad, because words have become our default thinking tool. The Solution: This book offers a way out of blah-blah-blah. It's called "Vivid Thinking." In Dan Roam's first acclaimed book, The Back of the Napkin, he taught readers how to solve problems and sell ideas by drawing simple pictures. Now he proves that Vivid Thinking is even more powerful. This technique combines our verbal and visual minds so that we can think and learn more quickly, teach and inspire our colleagues, and enjoy and share ideas in a whole new way. The Destination: No more blah-blah-blah. Through Vivid Thinking, we can make the most complicated subjects suddenly crystal clear. Whether trying to understand a Harvard Business School class, or what went down in the Conan versus Leno battle for late-night TV, or what Einstein thought about relativity, Vivid Thinking provides a way to clarify anything. Through dozens of guided examples, Roam proves that anyone can apply this systematic approach, from leftbrain types who hate to draw to right-brainers who hate to write. This isn't just a book about improving communications, presentations, and ideation; it's about removing the blah-blah- blah from your life for good.
Bobbi Brown Beauty Evolution
This positive-outlook guide for women reflects, as Bobbi says, "What happens to us as we make our way through life, and how we can continue making ourselves better." Bobbi shares her candid views of her own beauty odyssey, as well as her formidable makeup expertise, to help women feel good about themselves at every age. In the engaging, down-to-earth style that's pure Bobbi, she addresses the need-to-know issues we all face at one time or another - from how to deal with changes in skin to what adjustments in makeup application are really necessary (and appropriate) as we get older. Also included are the personal, heartfelt thoughts of women from all walks of life - all ages, shapes, sizes, and ethnicities - reflecting on what beauty means to them. Their words serve to underscore Bobbi's message that true beauty "comes from having confidence and feeling good about who you are."
The Book of Answers
An updated, repackaged edition of the bestselling divination tool and party favorite - ask a yes or no question, open the book, find your answer.Should you ask your boss for a raise? Call that cutie you met at a party? Sell your Google stock? Tell your best friend her boyfriend's cheating?The answer to these questions (and hundreds of others) is in this fun and weirdly wise little book that's impossible to put down. It's simple to use: just hold it closed in your hands and concentrate on your question for a few seconds. While visualizing or speaking your question, place one palm down on the book's front and stroke the edge of the pages back to front. When you sense the time is right, open to the page your fingers landed on and there is your answer!Fun, satisfying, and a lot less time-consuming than asking everyone you know for advice.
The Book of Humans: A Brief History of Culture, Sex, War, and the Evolution of Us
In this new evolutionary history, geneticist Adam Rutherford explores the profound paradox of the human animal. Looking for answers across the animal kingdom, he finds that many things once considered exclusively human are not: We aren’t the only species that “speaks,” makes tools, or has sex outside of procreation. Seeing as our genome is 98 percent identical to a chimpanzee’s, our DNA doesn’t set us far apart, either. How, then, did we develop the most complex culture ever observed? The Book of Humans proves that we are animals indeed—and reveals how we truly are extraordinary.
The Book of Jezebel
From Jezebel.com, the popular website for women, comes a must-read encyclopedic guide to pop culture, feminism, fashion, sex, and much more. Within months of Jezebel's May 2007 appearance on the new media scene, fans of the blog began referring to themselves as "Jezzies" in comment threads and organizing reader meet-ups in cities all over the world. By 2008, the devotion of the self-appointed Jezzies reached such a fever pitch that the New York Times ran a feature story about them and parody blogs and copycat websites began popping up right and left. With contributions from the writers and creatives who give the site its distinctive tone and broad influence, THE BOOK OF JEZEBEL is an encyclopedia of everything important to the modern woman. Running the gamut from Abzug, Bella and Baby-sitters Club, The to Xena, Yogurt, and Zits, and filled with entertaining sidebars and arresting images, this is a must-read for the modern woman.
The Book of Odds
From the popular Book of Odds website, this stylish and accessible reference book offers a fascinating peek at the probabilities that govern every aspect of human life Did you know that your odds of dying from drowning are higher than the odds of meeting your mate on a blind date? That the odds a child has seen Internet porn are the same as the odds a person is right-handed? That nearly one in three adults believes in UFOs and nearly one in six has reported seeing one? Drawing from a rigorously researched trove of more than 400,000 statements of probability, based on the most accurate and current data available, The Book of Odds is a graphic reference source for stats on the everyday, the odd, and the outrageous--from sex and marriage, health and disease, beliefs and fears, to wealth, addiction, entertainment, and civic life. What emerges from this colorful and captivating volume is a rich portrait of who we are and how we live today.
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.
The Book of Useless Information
All you never needed to know, and couldn't be bothered to ask . . . Did you know (or do you care) . . . that fish scales are used to make lipstick . . . why organized crime accounts for 10 percent of the United State's annual income . . . how many Quarter Pounders can be made from one cow? The Book of Useless Information answers these teasers and is packed with facts and figures that will captivate you - and anyone who shares your joy in the pursuit of pointless knowledge.
At Last! A No-Nonsense Guide to Bridal Essentials!Feuding in-laws, rehearsal dinner meltdowns, controlling wedding planners - what’s a gal to do when her Big Day threatens to go down with more drama than a boatload of wedding crashers? Have no fear: The Bride’s Instruction Manual boils it all down to the basics, covering every topic you need to know to march down that aisle with confidence, from setting the date and choosing The Dress to creating your guest list.Chock-full of cheat sheets to keep you on track and on budget, The Bride’s Instruction Manual is the perfect shower gift for every blushing bride-to-be - courtesy of veteran wedding journalist Carrie Denny.
The Bride's Essential Book of Lists
(Wire Coil/Wire Combination)
Compact, portable, and packed with information, this planner is the essential resource for every savvy bride-to-be! Featuring worksheets for comparing services and costs, as well as pockets to hold papers, vendor samples, and business cards, it also offers strategies and checklists for every aspect of the wedding, from the ceremony to the honeymoon and beyond. With questions to guide you as you interview potential service providers - and space to record the answers - as well as completely up-to-date tips on DIY and online planning, The Bride's Essential Book of Lists has everything you need to stay stress-free!
The Bride's Essential Bridesmaid's Handbook
Congratulations! You've been asked to be a bridesmaid. That's a big honor. Now that you're entrusted with such an important job, what's next? What responsibilities await you? This essential and thoroughly modern guide is here to help wipe those worries away with its comprehensive checklists, DIY and money-saving tips, sensational shower ideas, and more. Keep it by your side to ensure that the entire experience, from the engagement party to the ceremony itself, is a joyful experience for everyone involved.
The Bride's Essential Mini 411: Checklists, Calendars, Contacts
Small enough to fit in a tiny purse, yet big enough to hold every necessary name, number, and date, this is the 411 every busy bride will call on! It includes planning checklists that begin more than a year before the wedding and go beyond saying "I do," as well as tabs for quick access to the contacts and calendar sections and ample space for notes on every page. With this pocket pal in hand, it's easy for brides to plan the wedding of their dreams.
The Bride's Survival Guide: 150 Mistakes You Should Avoid for the Perfect Wedding
Everyone knows how overwhelming planning a wedding can be, so what's a bride-to-be to do? It's much easier to learn what not to do, and let everything fall into place for a lovely, unforgettable wedding. This guide tells you what not to do with plenty of etiquette and money-saving tips.Included in the book is advice like: Mistake #11: Getting bossed into inviting too many guestsMistake #89: Getting a cheap aisle runner Mistake #146: Wearing troublesome undergarments Each entry is ranked with an icon, such as major catastrophe or money-waster. This book advises on entertainment, wardrobe, toasts, décor, locations, family, guests, budget, vendors, wedding party, and more.Don' be blindsided by mistakes that plague every bride and groom. With this book, you'll figure them out ahead of time and have no regrets on your perfect day.
The Bridesmaid Guide (Revised and Updated)
They don't call them maids for nothing. Being a fabulous bridesmaid calls for much more than throwing on the dress and throwing back a few drinks. Enter The Bridesmaid Guide - a hip and informative book on being the best best woman a woman can be. With good humor and plenty of tips, author Kate Chynoweth covers everything the bridesmaids and maid of honor need to know. Whether the dilemma is how to throw a perfectly pitched bridal shower, wear the bridesmaid's dress with panache, wow the crowd with a speech, or support the bride on her big day, here are solutions a-plenty. This illustrated guide is the perfect sourcebook for a girl's best friend.
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.
Bushcraft Illustrated: A Visual Guide
From Dave Canterbury - wilderness expert, New York Times bestselling author, and YouTube sensation - comes a fully illustrated guide to everything you need to know to hone your bushcraft, or wilderness survival skills, from types of shelter, to useful tools, to edible plants - and much more!Before you venture into the wilderness, learn exactly what you need to bring and what you need to know with this ultimate outdoor reference guide, by survivalist expert Dave Canterbury. Filled with more than 300 illustrations, Bushcraft Illustrated showcases the necessary tools and skills for an awesome outdoor adventure, including such as:• Packs: Learn the different types and how to craft and pack your own.• Cordage: Essential knot knowledge for outdoor survival.• Firecraft: How to start a fire with a variety of materials.• Trapping: Tips for catching small game.• Plants: A catalog of edible plants to forage.• And much more! With its many helpful illustrations and detailed, easy-to-follow instructions, this illustrated Bushcraft guide is a must-have for the seasoned outdoor lover and adventure novice alike!
Call to Order: A Miscellany of Useful Hierarchies, Systems, and Classifications
A useful and fascinating guide to rankings, classifications, and hierarchies that make up our world -- from the Richter Scale to the classification of wine to the Jedi Order.Sure to be classified as more informative and useful than Schott's Miscellany, but easily just as much fun, Call to Order is an essential illustrated guide that fills in the gaping holes in our knowledge and helps settle plaguing questions. Among them, "Does four-of-a-kind beat a full house in poker?" (Yes.) Does a Marquess outrank a Duke? (No.) And, what classification of sinner populates the Sixth Circle of Hell? (Heretics.) And, how are they punished. (Crammed into burning tombs.) Can you never pass question three on HQ? Here are the hierarchies, pecking orders, ranks, and standings that order every aspect of our lives, from society, government and religion to culture, music, biology, and environment.Call to Order is the definitive catalog of where things stand.
Canadian English Dictionary.(5th Edition, Collins Gem)
Collins Gem Canadian Dictionary is Canada's best-selling small dictionary. Specially written for the Canadian user, and with clear definitions, spelling and grammar tips, this handy little dictionary is the ideal portable companion for all.
Canadian Geographic Biggest and Best of Canada: 1000 Facts and Figures
Canada is one of the biggest countries in the world but what truly sets it apart are its land and people. In this patriotic salute to Canada's superlatives, 1,000 incomparable facts, figures and feats portray a country that is home to an exciting array of natural and manmade attractions. Let Canadian Geographic's Biggest and Best of Canada take you on a fascinating tour of this great country.
Canning for a New Generation: Bold, Fresh Flavors for the Modern Pantry
This hip, modern handbook is filled with fresh and new ways to preserve nature's bounty throughout the year. Organized by season and illustrated with beautiful photographs, it offers detailed instructions and recipes for making more than 150 canned, pickled, dried, and frozen foods, as well as 50 inventive recipes for dishes using these foods. Basic information on canning techniques and lively sidebars round out this refreshing take on a classic cooking tradition.
Censored 2019: The Top Censored Stories and Media Analysis of 2017-2018
Huff, Mickey (Edt)
DID YOU KNOW THAT SINCE 1998 THE US GOVERNMENT SPENT $21 TRILLION IT CAN’T ACCOUNT FOR? Or that Internet co-ops are mobilizing poor communities to resist net neutrality rollbacks? How about the health risks of wireless tech that cell phone companies have covered up, or the opiate crisis that Big Pharma knowingly unleashed?Haven’t heard the news? Neither did the rest of the world. That’s because these and countless other news items are suppressed or ignored by our nation’s “free press” every day. For the past forty-three years, Project Censored has been unearthing the buried stories that corporate media deem unfit to print—and debunking the “fake news” governments and corporations use to consolidate their power—to promote well-informed citizen action and critical media literacy.This year’s Project Censored yearbook features:-- “Vetting Free Speech” by Sally Gimson, Layli Foroudi, and Sean Gallagher-- “#TimesUp: Breaking the Barriers of Sexual Harassment in Corporate Media for You and #MeToo” by Julie Frechette-- “Data Activism through Community Mapping and Data Visualization” by Dorothy Kidd-- “How Mainstream Media Evolved into Corporate Media” by Peter Phillips-- “Campus–Newsroom Collaborations” by Patricia W. Elliott-- “The Public and Its Problems” by Susan MaretPlus Junk Food News, News Abuse, and Media Democracy in Action. In a time of decline in the rule of law and democratic safeguards, Project Censored offers a constructive alternative to the “fake news” blues, holding the corporate media to account for its negative bias, propaganda for wealth and power, and outright censorship.
Change Happens: A Compendium of Wisdom
Change.Exciting. But often painful. Exhilarating, but unsettling. Clarifying. Bewildering. Unpredictable, and yet inevitable. And usually all of those things at the same time.Like it or not, change happens, and when it does, here is a little book that offers true support - a collection of very wise words by very changed people who know just how you feel.
The Charleston Academy of Domestic Pursuits
Nestled deep in the South is a tiny Academy that teaches classes in the most important subject in the world: the domestic arts. The Academy’s unique curriculum includes everything from cocktail-party etiquette to business entertaining, dealing with household guests, and cooking for the holidays. Here, after a little gentle instruction from Deans Pollak and Manigault, interspersed with plenty of humor, students find they are living healthier, having stronger ties to friends and family, and using their houses to branch out in ways they never dreamed possible. Since not everyone can get to their sold-out classes in Charleston, the Deans are now offering this book so happier living can be within everyone’s grasp, not just the select few.
Choosing Civility: The Twenty-five Rules of Considerate Conduct
Forni, P. M.
Most people would agree that thoughtful behavior and common decency are in short supply, or simply forgotten in hurried lives of emails, cellphones, and multi-tasking. In Choosing Civility, P. M. Forni identifies the twenty-five rules that are most essential in connecting effectively and happily with others.
Hacks every college student needs to know!Want to ace your next exam? Claim victory as a beer pong champ? Remove that gross stain from your shirt before your interview? College Hacks gives you the tricks and tips you need to get ahead in life without breaking a sweat. Filled with hundreds of ways to simplify nearly every college situation, this guide tells you just what to do when your professor assigns you a twenty-page paper or you run out of clean dishes in your dorm room (chip bag bowl, anyone?).So stop making college harder than it should be! With these everyday hacks, you'll breeze through each semester as you finish assignments and tasks quicker than ever before!
Collins Beginner's French Dictionary (4th Edition)
More than 75,000 entries and translations covering everyday French and English, including essential expressions. Thousands of examples of phrases and sentences show you exactly how translations are used. Many special features: table of common French verbs; special entries on French life and culture; full-color insert with essential vocabulary for everyday situations, e.g. communicating by phone, letter, and email. Ideal for anyone starting to learn French - at home, school, or abroad!
Collins French Concise Dictionary (7th Edition)
Comprehensive coverage of all the words you need.Clear layout and in-depth treatment of difficult words.Practical tips on spoken and written French, including spelling pitfalls, make this the ideal dictionary for intermediate and advanced learners.An encyclopedia-style supplement with facts on famous historical people from the French-speaking world, including a timeline, gives the background information you need to understand French culture.A real-world communication supplement, with material on Internet banking, social networking, and mobile phones.
Collins German Concise Dictionary (5th Edition in Color)
Harpercollins Publishers Ltd.
Ideal for intermediate learners. Comprehensive and up-to-date coverage of all the words and phrases you need in German. Easy-to-use German grammar guide - the perfect complement to this dictionary. In-depth treatment of difficult words. Clear color layout and alphabet tabs help you find what you are looking for quickly and easily. Cultural notes provide insight into life in German-speaking countries.
Collins German Dictionary (Fully Revised and Updated--American English Usage)
German-English/English-German. Up-to-date coverage of today's language. Offers over 40,000 entries and 70,000 translations. Easy-to-use format. Contains commonly used phrases and idioms. Main irregular verb forms given. Includes most common abbreviations, acronyms, and geographic names. Pronunciations for English and German shown in the International Phonetic Alphabet.
Collins Italian Concise Dictionary (6th Edition)
Comprehensive and up-to-date coverage of all the words and phrases you need in Italian.Includes an easy-to-use Italian grammar guide - the perfect complement to this dictionary.In-depth treatment of difficult words.Clear color layout and alphabet tabs help you find what you are looking for quickly and easily.Cultural notes provide insight into life in Italy.
Collins Italian Concise Dictionary: Italian-English/English-Italian (7th Edition)
Comprehensive and up-to-date coverage of all the words and phrases you need.Ideal for intermediate learners - with an Italian grammar guide included.Clear layout and in-depth treatment of difficult words.Provides insight into life in Italy.
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