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This Book...of More Perfectly Useless Information
A treasure trove of extraordinary facts and mind-boggling trivia. From science to culture to gossip, This Book has something for every mood.
The Elements of Story: Field Notes on Nonfiction Writing
Most writing books dwell on common issues of style and grammar. Yet most writers also confront complex problems of story design. This fifty-rule guide by Francis Flaherty, a New York Times editor, offers much-needed solutions and sage advice to address these concerns.
de Wit, Frederick
Thanks to its exquisite pictorial material, this book familiarizes the reader with the logic and golden rules of art. It enables an understanding, on the one hand, of the keys to appreciating the works of the great masters, and on the other, of how to apply these rules to the practice of one's own creative activities. The work begins with a number of basic explanations on how to represent and interrelate the different parts of the human body. The introduction is followed by chapters on the various possibilities for representing male and female nudes, and mythological and biblical figures, dressed and contextualized. Finally it looks at quadruped animals and birds.
Firefly Guide to Gems
Gemstones and crystals are used for jewelry, industry, lasers and precision technology. Firefly Guide to Gems is a practical, compact guide to the identification and use of precious and semi-precious stones, novelty stones, agates and crystals.
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.
Organize & Create Discipline
A professional organizer's complete guide to getting - and staying - organized. As a child, Justin Klosky loved to count, analyse, and categorize everything in sight. When he was eventually diagnosed with obsessive-compulsive disorder, Justin refused to succumb to its symptoms; instead he found ways to transform his eccentricities into assets. Today, Justin is a professional organizer and founder of the O.C.D. Experience, which has guided dozens of companies and hundreds of high-profile individuals to streamline and improve their lives. In Organize & Create Discipline, Justin shares the unique program behind his successful business to help everyone take control of their clutter-filled lives and find peace of mind and radically improved productivity. Justin's principle can be broken down into three steps: Organize: Observe and assess the attachments that are holding you back. Identify what you truly need in your life to make you more productive. Create: Create organized systems that can effectively and efficiently be a part of your daily routine. Discipline: Form solid habits to maintain your organization and peace of mind. Organize & Create Discipline is thoughtfully arranged into more than three hundred A-to-Z cross-referenced categories, and brings clarity to everything from laundry, legal documents, and overflowing e-mail inboxes, to things you've probably never thought of organizing like job searches, relationships, and sex toys. Justin includes tips for incorporating technology into your routine, success stories form his clients and his own personal OCD quirks for the ultimate organizer. Organize & Create Disciplinewill bring you the ability to simplify your environment so that you can function at your best every day. Get rid of the chaos and bring clarity to life.
Everything But the Kitchen Sink: What Every Modern Woman Needs to Know
Have you ever wondered how to clean a pearl necklace? How to use a compass? Or how to put up a tent in the dark? Have you found yourself floundering while attempting to host a dinner party, questioning how worthwhile a manicure really is, or trying to figure out what to order when you meet your significant other's parents for drinks? Of course you have. Women face all sorts of challenges on a day-to-day basis. Francesca Beauman provides all the answers and advice a modern woman would ever want - or need - to know in this witty, eclectic celebration of all things female.
Staying Safe: The Complete Guide to Protecting Yourself, Your Family, & Your Business
In Staying Safe, Juval Aviv, a counter terrorism expert and international security consultant, outlines the essential tools for becoming personally responsible for the security and safety of yourself and your loved ones. You will learn how to safeguard your home and office, protect your identity, and travel without fear. Most important, you'll find that Aviv's recommendations and warnings are practical and easy to follow. Juval Aviv neither overstates nor minimizes today's threats, whether they are from criminals or terrorists; instead he sets out to inform and provide real advice for minimizing risks.
The Peace Corps Volunteer's Handbook: A Personal Field Guide to Making the Most of Your Peace Corps Experience
The Peace Corps Volunteer’s Handbook is both your guide and your companion. Learn from the experiences of outstanding former Volunteers, while cataloging your own experiences with the Peace Corps from the very beginning of your service to the end.Designed to be with you each step of the way - from applying to Peace Corps, starting your service, adjusting to your host country, and making your way home again - this handbook combines the best parts of a guidebook with all the creativity of a personal journal.This is the handbook every Peace Corps Volunteer wishes for, something no one has provided before - a chance to set down on paper all the amazing experiences the Peace Corps has to offer, right next to the memories of the Volunteers who came before. What are you waiting for?
Gone are the days when you could sit back and let your fiancée plan the entire wedding. Today’s grooms have countless tasks to perform, from hiring the entertainment and planning the rehearsal dinner to buying the wedding bands and comforting hysterical family members.Fortunately, The Groom’s Instruction Manual is here to answer all of your most challenging questions: How do I handle feuding relatives? What should I look for in a good wedding photographer? Why does my fiancée seem stressed out all the time? Whatever your concerns, you’ll find the answers here - courtesy of author and veteran groom Shandon Fowler.
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.
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.
Prepare Your Family for Survival: How to Be Ready for Any Emergency or Disaster Situation
Parents care about keeping their families safe, hydrated, fed and healthy on a daily basis; yet, every year families face unforeseen situations that threaten those necessities. It could be a natural disaster like a hurricane or blizzard, or a man-made emergency situation like a power outage or food shortage. Is your family prepared? In Prepare Your Family for Survival, readers learn the basics of water and food storage where to start and what to work toward for serious preparation as well as 72-hour kits and evacuation plans. Readers also get helpful guides to follow once their family is in an emergency, like how to stay clean with a limited water supply, how to cook with emergency cooking devices, and how to survive in the dark.Linda Loosli is the founder of the prepping blog Food Storage Moms. She is an expert on emergency preparedness. With this book in their possession, readers will sleep soundly at night knowing that their families won't be caught unprepared for the next emergency.
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