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  • Maximize Your Presentation Skills: How to Speak, Look, and Act on Your Way to the Top

    Master the Perfect Presentation with Ease
    The difference between a mediocre and magnificent career usually hinges on one simple thing: how you present yourself to management, clients, coworkers, and the public. In Maximize Your Presentation Skills, professional speech and image coach Ellen A. Kaye reveals how you can take your career to the next level by communicating like a seasoned business leader.
    Presented in an easy-to-use Q&A format, this indispensable guide answers more than 100 specific questions about public speaking, business etiquette, and leadership image, while dozens of valuable exercises help you hone your new career skills. This powerful and insightful book will help you master these crucial career skills and stand out from the crowd, whether you're just starting out in the business world or have been running a company for years. If you don't want to walk up the career ladder, but rather sprint, let the invaluable advice in Maximize Your Presentation Skills be your guide.

  • Darkness Everywhere: The Assassination of Mohandas Gandhi

    On January 30, 1948, Mohandas Gandhi, the world's most revered champion of nonviolent civil disobedience, was murdered in cold blood by a man he'd never met. Gandhi was legendary--in his native India and around the globe--as the Mahatma, a "great soul." So why did Nathuram Godse, an ardent Hindu nationalist, murder him?

    Darkness Everywhere traces the remarkable journey of one of the twentieth century's most unconventional warriors--and his assassins--to their fateful encounter in Delhi. This is a story of Gandhi's great achievements, the enemies who brought him down, and the legacy that continues to inspire the fight for freedom and justice around the world.

  • Papertoy Glowbots: 46 Glowing Robots You Can Make Yourself!

    Origami meets amazing creatures in a book of paper craft fun!

    Papertoy Glowbots introduces 46 robots that have the added cool factor of lighting up, whether using glow-in-the-dark stickers that come with the book or light sources like flashlights, Christmas tree lights, and electric tea lights.

    The 46 die-cut paper robots are created by Brian Castleforte, author of Papertoy Monsters, along with the hottest papertoy designers from around the world. Meet the robots and read about their entertaining backstories in the front, then turn to the card stock section in the back to build them. The templates are die-cut and ready to pop out, fold, and glue. Bold, colorful graphics ensure the robots look as amazing in the daytime as they do with the lights off.

  • Pranklopedia: The Funniest, Grossest, Craziest, Not-Mean Pranks on the Planet!

    Pranklopedia is the young practical joker's secret weapon, a boisterous collection of over 70 guaranteed-to-amuse (or annoy) pranks to be pulled on friends, siblings, and parents. Discover the Homework Hoax, the Squirting Blister, the Movie Popcorn That Grabs You Back. Pull classic pranks on your siblings, like short-sheeting the bed. Freak out your friends with food pranks: a self-peeling banana, "misfortune" cookies, or ice cream that will make them scream (here's a hint--it involves instant mashed potatoes). And there are perfect pranks to pull on your parents, including a scheme to "freeze" the family computer.

    The book includes recipes for fake bird poop, fake dog poop, fake vomit, and fake snot (regular, nosebleed, and wormy varieties). Plus you'll find 40 pages of cutout pranks: fake labels (mmm...Cream of Sparrow Soup!), a "winning" lottery ticket, bogus bathroom signs, and letters from school that will make your parents cringe.

    A complete prankster's guide, Pranklopedia also provides a four-part lesson on how to pull the perfect prank and tells you what to do when pranks go bad: 1. Disappear for a while . . .

  • Congressional Budgeting: A Representational Perspective

    In Congressional Budgeting, Patrick Fisher analyzes the problems inherent in the congressional budget process, and studies why congress makes the budgetary decisions that it does. Fisher argues that it is the representational nature of Congress that makes budgeting such a flawed process. Budgeting requires Congress to compromise parochial interests for the well being of the entire nation, focusing on macro-level budget decisions. It is the parochial nature of congressional budgeting that is key to understanding the predicament Congress confronts when budgeting.

  • The Totally Irresponsible Science Kit

    Stand back--genius at work! The perfect gift for every curious kid interested in science, here is a kit to perform 18 experiments that snap, crackle, pop, ooze, crash, boom, and stink.

    Included is a 72-page book with step-by-step instructions for the 18 experiments, including notes on how long each experiment takes, the necessary ingredients, warnings when applicable, and the "scientific excuse" to do the experiment. Sure, it's a blast to send up a Soda Bottle Rocket, but it's also worth doing because it illustrates Newton's Third Law of Motion. And that messy and seemingly risky combination of ooze and electricity in the Static Electricity Slime? It demonstrates a fourth form of matter beyond solid, liquid, and gas--a colloid.

    Packaged in the kit are four helpful instruments for young scientists: a lateral split-orb measuring spoon, a vacuumatic test tube, a matter-retaining measuring cup, and photon-refracting goggles. So go ahead: Encase a younger sibling in a giant soap bubble. Drop Mentos into a bottle of diet soda, and stand back as a geyser erupts. Shoot a bolt of lightning from your fingertip. Any curious kid would be irresponsible not to try these experiments.

  • The Issa Tale That Will Not Die, Nicholas Notovitch and His Fraudulent Gospel

    This book is a fresh investigation disproving the notion, popular today among certain segments of the world's religious culture, that the Russian journalist Nicholas Notovitch definitely discovered, at an Indo-Tibetan monastery, a bona fide ancient Buddhist manuscript which allegedly described Jesus' travels to India and Central Asia before he then launched his well-known public ministry back in Israel. This scholarly study is intended to provide both Christians and non-Christians alike the knowledge necessary to see through the Russian's literary fraud, first published by him in 1894, and to reject the claims of his many latter-day followers. The present work also attempts to integrate the Notovitch hoax into the current religious milieu and unmasks the lack of honesty, integrity and credible scholarship of those New Age writers and others who today mistakenly support the Issa fabrication as genuine and claim, as did Notovitch, which the Issa text fills in the 'missing years' of the canonical Gospels.

  • Goodnight, Little Monster

    Little Monster needs to get ready for bed. That means howling at the moon, scrubbing his scales, getting into his creepy PJs, and enjoying a nice snack before bed: worm juice and baked beetle bread. And, of course, Little Monster's mother is nearby to tuck Little Monster into bed and turn on his night-light--because even little monsters can be afraid of the dark. Bonnie Leick's soft, child-friendly illustrations rendered in watercolor bring a new and quiet twist to the evening's bedtime ritual. Sweet dreams, Little Monster!

  • The New Yorker 365 Days of Covers 2015 Gallery Calendar

    For nearly a century, the covers of The New Yorker have enlightened and entertained the magazine s readers. The New Yorker 365 Days of Covers is a brand-new Gallery calendar spanning eight decades of iconic design. Here are hundreds of beautifully reproduced covers exploring themes ranging from love to literature, from sports to the seasons by extraordinary artists, including Maira Kalman, Roz Chast, Jean-Jacques Sempe, George Booth and many others. Each cover reflects both its era and The New Yorkers singular style.

  • CultureShock! Taiwan: A Survival Guide to Customs and Etiquette

    "The CultureShock!" series is a dynamic and indispensable range of guides for those travellers who are looking to truly understand the countries they are visiting. Each title explains the customs, traditions, social and business etiquette in a lively and informative style. "CultureShock!" authors, all of whom have experienced the joys and pitfalls of cultural adaptation, are ideally placed to provide warm and informative advice to those who seek to integrate seamlessly into diverse cultures. The books in this series have a friendly and honest writing style and are full of personal experiences, practical advice and useful information. Each "CultureShock!" book contains: insights into the people and their culture and traditions; advice on adapting into the local environment; linguistic help and hints on how to learn the language and do business; a useful list of foreign words and phrases and a comprehensive resource guide; and how to get the most out of your travel experience.

  • Cynthia Hart's Victoriana 2016 Calendar: Includes 4 Postcards and Desktop Calendar

    Beautiful and beloved year after year, the Victoriana Calendar showcases the artistry of Cynthia Hart. Here are a dozen lush collages that masterfully layer fresh flowers with beautiful vintage jewelry, snippets of colourful ribbons and intricate laces, and antique paper ephemera that evoke nostalgic feelings of family, hearth, and home. Hearts, roses, and cherubs put love into the air for February; spring flowers, birds, and butterflies burst from April's spread; and December delights with a winter wonderland of angels, Santa Claus, and holly. Each vibrant arrangement reflects the seasons and the artist's singular style. Packaged with the calendar in its ornate gift envelope are 4 die-cut postcards and a desktop easel calendar.

  • Lego Indiana Jones: The Original Adventures: Prima Official Game Guide

    You Call Him Dr. Jones, Doll!: Extensive walkthrough for every adventure and tight situation in all three movies, including Free Play Mode!

    X Never, Ever Marks the Spot: Detailed area maps get you to your objectives as well as reveal the locations of artifact, parcels, and more!

    Dr. Jones, the Eminent Archeologist: Complete information on all characters’ strengths and weaknesses, plus their unique weapons and abilities.

    Give Me the Whip!: Tips on how to unlock hidden characters, levels, and other goodies.

    Bonus Content: Concept Art Section!

    Guide covers Xbox 360, PS3, Nintendo Wii, PS2, PSP, and PC!

    Free Preview includes: The Lost Temple: Area 1 walkthrough, basics, and characters.
    Guide Update includes: Free Achievements, Parcels and Character/Item Codes!

  • The Homeschooling Book of Answers: The 101 Most Important Questions Answered by Homeschooling's Most Respected Voices

    Up-to-date answers to all your homeschooling questions!
    More and more families today are turning to homeschooling to teach their children. But where do they go to find honest, practical answers to questions such as: Can I afford it? Or, how will my child make friends without going to school? Look no further. This invaluable guidebook—completely updated to include the 101 most important homeschooling concerns—answers all those questions and more. Inside, you'll learn:
    ·Methods of motivating, teaching, and testing homeschooled children
    ·The latest on the growing use of distance-learning tools
    ·Ways to homeschool your special-needs child
    ·The differences between homeschooling younger children and teenagers
    Drawing from the collective wisdom and experience of homeschooling's most respected voices, The Homeschooling Book of Answers is your essential guide to this widely popular—and flexible—educational approach.
    "I can't imagine a more helpful book on homeschooling—a happy marriage of the realistic with the idealistic, the passionate with the practical."
    George Leonard, author, Education and Ecstasy

    "Of the many books on home education that have come across my desk, this is the most usable for the beginning homeschooler."
    Jerry Mintz, Director, Alternative Education Resource Organization

    "Provides useful information that demystifies and makes accessible the homeschooling experience."
    Marty Layne, author of Learning at Home: A Mother's Guide to Homeschooling

  • Stepping Inside the Classroom Through Personal Narratives

    Stepping Inside the Classroom Through Personal Narratives provides a heartfelt account of the life that exists within the American classroom. It achieves this by chronicling the experiences and perceptions of two high school students and their teacher over the course of a semester art history class. In the process, it celebrates the ideas and voices of students and teachers, enabling the reader to understand their very different lives. The personal stories presented here will promote an understanding of the social and psychological aspects of education today and ultimately has the potential to contribute to the development of higher caliber learning environments.

  • Baby Peekaboo

    It's the little series that could: Indestructibles are innovative books built for the way babies read. Printed on a unique, nontoxic, paper like material that holds up to anything babies throw at them, Indestructibles are rip proof, chew proof, drool proof and gum proof. They re 100% baby safe and they re washable. When a book gets dirty, just throw it in the dishwasher or washing machine, and voila, the book is back and ready for more. Featuring the second set of titles by Kate Merritt, whose distinctive and colorful collage illustrations are as adorable to parents as they are to babies, here is a new Indestructibles that is a joy to read aloud. Baby Peekaboo celebrates the favorite playtime game while teaching the concept of object permanence. Who s hiding behind the toys? Peekaboo! It s Puppy! Simple, engaging text encourages language development, and each spread is filled with sweet details.

  • The Illustrated Bible Verses 2016 Calendar

    Introducing a modern, appealing, exciting new idea in Bible calendars. Combining gorgeous, hand-lettered Bible verses cited chapter and verse from the New International Version with lively graphics, Illustrated Bible Verses offers inspiration with every glance. Each month will lift the spirit, soothe the soul, and encourage contemplation. 'And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.' Romans 8:28

  • Binary Economics: The New Paradigm

    Binary Economics presents a new paradigm which founds a practical new economics and a unifying new politics that enable people to understand and realize their essential rights and responsibilities in a market economy. This paradigm recognizes that capital has a potent productive and distributive relationship to growth, and by democratically extending the efficient means to acquire capital to all people using the earnings of capital on market principles, binary economics offers many important benefits beyond those provided by conventional economics. The authors present this concept as new hope for solving seemingly intractable problems of economic efficiency, distribution, and justice not solved by conventional economic theories and practices, while enabling people to understand and realize their essential rights and responsibilities in a market economy. The binary paradigm allows cooperation with governments to make modest reforms to existing capital markets so that all people can acquire capital using the earnings of capital and offering the market foundation for many important benefits, including substantial, sustainable growth; more equal opportunity and social justice; increased earning power for the poor, working and middle class people; a greener environment; individual autonomy; strong families and communities; strengthened democracy; and voluntary control of population levels.

  • 7-Day Detox Miracle: Revitalize Your Mind and Body with This Safe and Effective Life-Enhancing Program

    Rejuvenate and Refresh Your Body Starting Today!

    There is an effective way to free yourself of chronic aches and pains, feel healthier, and be more energetic. It's called detoxification, a process that stimulates your body's natural ability to cleanse itself. Inside, you'll discover a simple seven-day detoxification program that will help you improve resistance to disease, normalize weight, and increase physical and mental stamina. Completely updated and revised, this edition features easy-to-prepare recipes, sample menu plans, and everything else you need to begin your new life of healthier living—today!

    A Sample 7-day Home Detox Program
    • Healthful diet of liquids, fresh fruits and vegetables, and rice
    • Specific vitamins, minerals, amino acids, and herbs
    • Home hydrotherapy and a one-week toxin-free lifestyle
    • Healthier living

    "Similar to an oil change for your car, the 7-Day Detox Miracle can clean and improve the filtering of your internal fluids in a way that produces immediate benefits in fighting disease."—Michael T. Murray, N.D., co-author, Encyclopedia of Natural Medicine

    "This fine work again proves to me there is something 'miraculous' to be found in the time-honored precepts of naturopathic medicine."—Peter J. D'Adamo, N.D., author, Eat Right 4 Your Type

  • And God Knows the Soldiers: The Authoritative and Authoritarian in Islamic Discourses: The Authoritative and Authoritarian in Islamic Discourses

    This is a substantially expanded edition of the author's seminal work "The Authoritative and Authoritarian in Islamic Discourses: A Contemporary Case Study". Beginning with the case study of a Muslim basketball player who refused to stand up while the American national anthem was playing, the author documents the disintegration of the Islamic juristic tradition, and the prevalence of authoritarianism in contemporary Muslim discourses. The author analyzes the rise of what he describes as puritan and despotic trends in modern Islam, and asserts that such trends nullify the richness and diversity of the Islamic tradition. By declaring themselves the true soldiers of God and the defenders of religion, Muslim puritan movements are able to degrade women, eradicate critical thinking, and empty Islam of its moral content. In effect, the author argues, the selfdeclared protectors of Islam become its despots and oppressors who suppress the dynamism and vigor of the Islamic message. Anchoring himself in the rich Islamic jurisprudential tradition, the author argues for upholding the authoritativeness of the religious text without succumbing to authoritarian methodologies of interpretation. Ultimately, the author asserts that in order to respect the integrity of the Divine laws it is necessary to adopt rigorous analytical methodologies of interpretation, and to reinvestigate the place of morality in modern Islam.

  • Practical Statistics for Educators

    This clear and organized workbook serves as a supplement to the second edition of Practical Statistics for Educators. Chapter exercises in the workbook correspond to chapters in the textbook. This workbook contains many levels of questions, from knowledge/recall, to understanding, to application and, finally to analysis. The exercises are in a wide variety of formats, including completion, multiple-choice, short answers, and computation. Answers, often with detailed explanations, are provided at the end of each chapter, allowing students to more easily check their responses and ascertain their level of understanding. This workbook will undoubtedly help students increase their understanding of and apply what they have learned in Practical Statistics For Educators. Ravid's workbook is a practical and easy-to-use supplement to an already popular text!

  • The Science of Human Diversity: A History of the Pioneer Fund

    In The Science of Human Diversity, Richard Lynn gives an account of the research sponsored by the Pioneer Fund of New York. The Fund was established in 1937 by the textile millionaire Wickliffe Draper to support research in genetics, heredity and eugenics. Since its foundation, the Fund has sponsored much of the most significant research on genetic contributions to intelligence and personality. The work supported by the Fund has been on both the individual and race differences. The Fund has frequently been attacked for supporting work regarded as controversial. In this book, Lynn sets the record straight by providing a history of the individuals supported by the Fund and their work.

  • The Best of Vietnamese & Thai Cooking: Favorite Recipes from Lemon Grass Restaurant and Cafes

    Light, Fresh, Exotic, and Delicious!
    Tangy, sweet, and savory traditional dipping sauces. Mouthwatering soups. Innovative stir-fries. The Best of Vietnamese & Thai Cooking offers just that—the very best! Weaving a fascinating memoir amidst her splendid recipes, Mai Pham recreates the almost magical reverence with which food was prepared and enjoyed in the Vietnam and Thailand of her childhood. Inside she discloses the secrets to preparing her personal favorites—delicious dishes such as:
    Firecracker Prawns • Minty Thai Chicken Salad
    Hot and Spicy Chicken with Lemon Grass • Spicy Red Beef Curry
    Crispy Spring Rolls • Eggplant and Broccoli in Ginger
    Spicy Thai Cucumber Salad • Rice Paper-Wrapped Salad Rolls
    Bangkok Beef with Basil • Lemon Grass Stir-Fried Jasmine Rice
    Vegetarian Pad Thai • Perfectly Roasted Peanuts • Thai Tea
    Evocative, lyrical, and eloquent, The Best of Vietnamese & Thai Cooking is more than a collection of great recipes—it’s a pleasure to read.

  • Nafta, the First Year: A View from Mexico

    This book is a collection of papers presented at the First Forum of the Americas, a congress whose main objective is to evaluate the NAFTA each year. Here, the first year of NAFTA is analyzed by distinguished scholars, public officials, and business persons from the three member countries.

  • Jade Empire: Prima Official Game Guide

    Join a battle of mythical proportions.
    ·Covers all 6 main characters and 12 allies, plus villains and colleagues
    ·Maps for every area reveal shrines, containers, and key locations
    ·Advanced training for the Martial, Weapon, Support, Transformation, and Magic fighting styles
    ·Comprehensive walkthroughs for each chapter, including every quest
    ·Follow the lofty path of the Open Palm, or tread the dark road of the Closed Fist
    ·Proven strategies for mastering every mini-game
    ·Detailed appendices feature complete info for all items and weapons

  • What Is Touch?

    A furry dog. A scaly lizard. Your sense of touch lets you feel these things and more. But how does your sense of touch work? And how does it help you? Read this book to find out! Learn all about your five senses in the Your Amazing Senses series - part of the Lightning Bolt Books(TM) collection. With high-energy designs, exciting photos, and fun text, Lightning Bolt Books(TM) bring nonfiction topics to life!