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10% Happier: How I Tamed the Voice in My Head, Reduced Stress Without Losing My Edge, and Found Self-Help That Actually Works--A True Story

Dan Harris

2014    256 Pages    (It Books)

Nightline anchor Dan Harris embarks on an unexpected, hilarious, and deeply skeptical odyssey through the strange worlds of spirituality and self-help, and discovers a way to get happier that is truly achievable.After having a nationally televised panic attack on Good Morning America, Dan Harris knew he had to make some changes. A lifelong nonbeliever, he found himself on a bizarre adventure, involving a disgraced pastor, a mysterious self-help guru, and a gaggle of brain scientists. Eventually [...]

Nightline anchor Dan Harris embarks on an unexpected, hilarious, and deeply skeptical odyssey through the strange worlds of spirituality and self-help, and discovers a way to get happier that is truly achievable.After having a nationally televised panic attack on Good Morning America, Dan Harris knew he had to make some changes. A lifelong nonbeliever, he found himself on a bizarre adventure, involving a disgraced pastor, a mysterious self-help guru, and a gaggle of brain scientists. Eventually, Harris realized that the source of his problems was the very thing he always thought was his greatest asset: the incessant, insatiable voice in his head, which had both propelled him through the ranks of a hyper-competitive business and also led him to make the profoundly stupid decisions that provoked his on-air freak-out.We all have a voice in our head. It’s what has us losing our temper unnecessarily, checking our email compulsively, eating when we’re not hungry, and fixating on the past and the future at the expense of the present. Most of us would assume we’re stuck with this voice – that there’s nothing we can do to rein it in – but Harris stumbled upon an effective way to do just that. It’s a far cry from the miracle cures peddled by the self-help swamis he met; instead, it’s something he always assumed to be either impossible or useless: meditation. After learning about research that suggests meditation can do everything from lower your blood pressure to essentially rewire your brain, Harris took a deep dive into the underreported world of CEOs, scientists, and even marines who are now using it for increased calm, focus, and happiness.10% Happier takes readers on a ride from the outer reaches of neuroscience to the inner sanctum of network news to the bizarre fringes of America’s spiritual scene, and leaves them with a takeaway that could actually change their lives. [less]

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22 Immutable Laws of Marketing: Violate Them at Your Own Risk, The

Al Ries, Jack Trout

143 Pages    (Harpercollins)

Marketing consultants reveal the twenty-two laws of marketing--including the Law of the Mind and the Law of Hype--offering hundreds of examples of what has worked and what has not in the international marketplace. 75,000 first printing. Tour.

Marketing consultants reveal the twenty-two laws of marketing--including the Law of the Mind and the Law of Hype--offering hundreds of examples of what has worked and what has not in the international marketplace. 75,000 first printing. Tour. [less]

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100 Training Games

Gary Kroehnert

1994    176 Pages    (McGraw-Hill Education)

100 ways to dramatically enhance training. New Ideas­­AAA of Stress Management­­Brainstorm­­Shuffling Papers­­Overcoming Fear­­These are the names of just a few of the 100 reproducible games you'll find in this lively, inventive collection of instructional aids from the best-selling training author Gary Kroehnert. Perfect for developing employees' abilities in communication, teamwork, initiative, stress and time management, creativity, and more, 100 Training Games makes role plays more [...]

100 ways to dramatically enhance training. New Ideas­­AAA of Stress Management­­Brainstorm­­Shuffling Papers­­Overcoming Fear­­These are the names of just a few of the 100 reproducible games you'll find in this lively, inventive collection of instructional aids from the best-selling training author Gary Kroehnert. Perfect for developing employees' abilities in communication, teamwork, initiative, stress and time management, creativity, and more, 100 Training Games makes role plays more effective, simulations more realistic, and exercises more fun! Each game is self-contained and provides all the necessary instructions and materials. What's more, a unique index grid and system of graphic symbols help you locate and choose complementary games and respond confidently to particular training needs and situations. 100 Training Games is a must-have sourcebook for trainers and managers in all functions and industries. [less]

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140 Characters: A Style Guide for the Short Form

Dom Sagolla

2009    208 Pages    (Wiley)

Make the most of your messages on Twitter, Facebook, and other social networking sitesThe advent of Twitter and other social networking sites, as well as the popularity of text messaging, have made short-form communication an everyday reality. But expressing yourself clearly in short bursts-particularly in the 140-character limit of Twitter-takes special writing skill.In 140 Characters, Twitter co-creator Dom Sagolla covers all the basics of great short-form writing, including the importance of [...]

Make the most of your messages on Twitter, Facebook, and other social networking sitesThe advent of Twitter and other social networking sites, as well as the popularity of text messaging, have made short-form communication an everyday reality. But expressing yourself clearly in short bursts-particularly in the 140-character limit of Twitter-takes special writing skill.In 140 Characters, Twitter co-creator Dom Sagolla covers all the basics of great short-form writing, including the importance of communicating with simplicity, honesty, and humor. For marketers and business owners, social media is an increasingly important avenue for promoting a business-this is the first writing guide specifically dedicated to communicating with the succinctness and clarity that the Internet age demands.Covers basic grammar rules for short-form writingThe equivalent of Strunk and White's Elements of Style for today's social media-driven marketing messagesHelps you develop your own unique short-form writing style140 Characters is a much-needed guide to the kind of communication that can make or break a reputation online. [less]

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1973 Remember When...A Nostalgic Look Back in Time

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35,000+ Baby Names

Bruce Lansky

1995    272 Pages    (Meadowbrook)

YOU'VE GOT THE WHOLE WORLD OF BABY NAMES IN YOUR HANDS! This book will help you go beyond Tom, Dick, and Harriet in your search for just the right name for your baby. It has more than 37,500 names from 250 countries in 160 different languages, including: * Names from every corner of the globe. * Popular African-American names. * Unique names whose origins are distinctly American. * Popular and unique alternate spellings. * Traditional "male" names used by females. * Traditional surnames used as [...]

YOU'VE GOT THE WHOLE WORLD OF BABY NAMES IN YOUR HANDS! This book will help you go beyond Tom, Dick, and Harriet in your search for just the right name for your baby. It has more than 37,500 names from 250 countries in 160 different languages, including: * Names from every corner of the globe. * Popular African-American names. * Unique names whose origins are distinctly American. * Popular and unique alternate spellings. * Traditional "male" names used by females. * Traditional surnames used as first names. * Exotic names that convey romance, adventure, and sophistication. * Names popularized by movies and television. Finding a name for your baby has never been more fun! [less]

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Above and Beyond the Glass Ceiling

Michael Caldwell

2016    (Bang Printing)

Compelling stories of 25 women who shattered the barriers to their ascension in the world of business.

Compelling stories of 25 women who shattered the barriers to their ascension in the world of business. [less]

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Abundance: The Future Is Better Than You Think

Peter H. Diamandis, Steven Kotler

2014    432 Pages    (Free Press)

The New York Times bestselling “manifesto for the future that is grounded in practical solutions addressing the world’s most pressing concerns: overpopulation, food, water, energy, education, health care and freedom” (The Wall Street Journal).Since the dawn of humanity, a privileged few have lived in stark contrast to the hardscrabble majority. Conventional wisdom says this gap cannot be closed. But it is closing—fast. In Abundance, space entrepreneur turned innovation [...]

The New York Times bestselling “manifesto for the future that is grounded in practical solutions addressing the world’s most pressing concerns: overpopulation, food, water, energy, education, health care and freedom” (The Wall Street Journal).Since the dawn of humanity, a privileged few have lived in stark contrast to the hardscrabble majority. Conventional wisdom says this gap cannot be closed. But it is closing—fast. In Abundance, space entrepreneur turned innovation pioneer Peter H. Diamandis and award-winning science writer Steven Kotler document how progress in artificial intelligence, robotics, digital manufacturing synthetic biology, and other exponentially growing technologies will enable us to make greater gains in the next two decades than we have in the previous 200 years. We will soon have the ability to meet and exceed the basic needs of every person on the planet. Abundance for all is within our grasp. Breaking down human needs by category—water, food, energy, healthcare, education, freedom—Diamandis and Kotler introduce us to innovators and industry captains making tremendous strides in each area. “Not only is Abundance a riveting page-turner…but it’s a book that gives us a future worth fighting for. And even more than that, it shows us our place in that fight” (The Christian Science Monitor). [less]

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Achieve Brand Integrity

Gregg Lederman

2007    (Brand At Work)

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Advanced Grammar in Use Book with Answers: A Self-Study Reference and Practice Book for Advanced Learners of English

Martin Hewings

2013    304 Pages    (Cambridge University Press)

An updated version of the highly successful Advanced Grammar in Use. This third edition, with answers, is ideal for self-study. The book contains 100 units of grammar reference and practice materials, with photos and illustrations in full colour and a user-friendly layout. It is ideal for learners preparing for the Cambridge Advanced, Proficiency or IELTS examinations, and is informed by the Cambridge International Corpus, which ensures the language is authentic and up-to-date. Versions without [...]

An updated version of the highly successful Advanced Grammar in Use. This third edition, with answers, is ideal for self-study. The book contains 100 units of grammar reference and practice materials, with photos and illustrations in full colour and a user-friendly layout. It is ideal for learners preparing for the Cambridge Advanced, Proficiency or IELTS examinations, and is informed by the Cambridge International Corpus, which ensures the language is authentic and up-to-date. Versions without answers or with a CD-ROM are available to purchase separately. [less]

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Advertising on the Internet, 2nd Edition

Robbin Zeff

1999    448 Pages    (Wiley)

How today's most successful online advertisers and marketers maximize their online presence, and how you can tooThis updated and expanded Second Edition of the bestselling guide to online advertising is must reading for everyone who wants to take advantage of the most important new advertising medium since television. A complete primer on online advertising for businesses of all sizes, it gets you up to speed on the crucial issues, hot new trends, and most effective new technologies in Internet [...]

How today's most successful online advertisers and marketers maximize their online presence, and how you can tooThis updated and expanded Second Edition of the bestselling guide to online advertising is must reading for everyone who wants to take advantage of the most important new advertising medium since television. A complete primer on online advertising for businesses of all sizes, it gets you up to speed on the crucial issues, hot new trends, and most effective new technologies in Internet advertising. Loaded with examples of some of today's most successful online advertising and marketing initiatives, it gives you the inside track on:* Successful online ad models* Market research online* Direct marketing, including opt-in e-mail, promotions, and sweepstakes* Targeting and personalization* Internet advertising management tools* Traffic measurement and gauging the effectiveness of your ads* Buying and selling ads on your Web site* Advertising locally* Advertising to an international market* Legal aspects of Internet advertising* How to advertise for free, or almost free (contributed by Eric Ward, the father of grassroots advertising strategies)On the companion Web site at www.wiley.com/compbooks/zeff you'll find:* Links to additional training and tool resources [less]

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Advertising Text

Thomas C. O'Guinn, Chris Allen, Richard J. Semenik

1997    623 Pages    (Cengage SouthWestern)

The sophisticated book utilizes a lively to-the-point writing style. It is a refreshingly honest treatment of principles of advertising. With its real-world focus - with examples, ads, issues, and applications throughout - this text explores both the theory and practice of advertising in a way that students can easily relate. The book follows the real-world sequence of how advertisers and their clients prepare advertising and communications campaigns.

The sophisticated book utilizes a lively to-the-point writing style. It is a refreshingly honest treatment of principles of advertising. With its real-world focus - with examples, ads, issues, and applications throughout - this text explores both the theory and practice of advertising in a way that students can easily relate. The book follows the real-world sequence of how advertisers and their clients prepare advertising and communications campaigns. [less]

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Alienist, The

Caleb Carr

2006    512 Pages    (Random House)

The year is 1896, the place, New York City. On a cold March night New York Times reporter John Schuyler Moore is summoned to the East River by his friend and former Harvard classmate Dr. Laszlo Kreizler, a psychologist, or "alienist." On the unfinished Williamsburg Bridge, they view the horribly mutilated body of an adolescent boy, a prostitute from one of Manhattan's infamous brothels.        The newly appointed police commissioner, [...]

The year is 1896, the place, New York City. On a cold March night New York Times reporter John Schuyler Moore is summoned to the East River by his friend and former Harvard classmate Dr. Laszlo Kreizler, a psychologist, or "alienist." On the unfinished Williamsburg Bridge, they view the horribly mutilated body of an adolescent boy, a prostitute from one of Manhattan's infamous brothels.        The newly appointed police commissioner, Theodore Roosevelt, in a highly unorthodox move, enlists the two men in the murder investigation, counting on the reserved Kreizler's intellect and Moore's knowledge of New York's vast criminal underworld. They are joined by Sara Howard, a brave and determined woman who works as a secretary in the police department. Laboring in secret (for alienists, and the emerging discipline of psychology, are viewed by the public with skepticism at best), the unlikely team embarks on what is a revolutionary effort in criminology-- amassing a psychological profile of the man they're looking for based on the details of his crimes. Their dangerous quest takes them into the tortured past and twisted mind of a murderer who has killed before. and will kill again before the hunt is over.        Fast-paced and gripping, infused with a historian's exactitude, The Alienist conjures up the Gilded Age and its untarnished underside: verminous tenements and opulent mansions, corrupt cops and flamboyant gangsters, shining opera houses and seamy gin mills. Here is a New York during an age when questioning society's belief that all killers are born, not made, could have unexpected and mortal consequences.From the Paperback edition. [less]

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All the King's Men

Robert Penn Warren

1974    242 Pages    (Bantam)

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Allegiant

Veronica Roth

2013    544 Pages    (Katherine Tegen Books)

What if your whole world was a lie?What if a single revelation—like a single choice—changed everything?What if love and loyalty made you do things you never expected?The explosive conclusion to Veronica Roth's #1 New York Times bestselling Divergent trilogy reveals the secrets of the dystopian world that has captivated millions of readers in Divergent and Insurgent.

What if your whole world was a lie?What if a single revelation—like a single choice—changed everything?What if love and loyalty made you do things you never expected?The explosive conclusion to Veronica Roth's #1 New York Times bestselling Divergent trilogy reveals the secrets of the dystopian world that has captivated millions of readers in Divergent and Insurgent. [less]

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America's Generations

Chuck Underwood

2016    808 Pages    (CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform)

This is the comprehensive presentation - the "bible" - of generational dynamics and business strategies, presented by one of the few pioneers who created and then popularized the field of generational study. It is a life-altering story that will place a new filter in your brain, through which you will run your interactions with other people for the rest of your life. It covers the Millennial, Gen X, Boomer, and Silent generations: the unique formative years' times and teachings that molded the [...]

This is the comprehensive presentation - the "bible" - of generational dynamics and business strategies, presented by one of the few pioneers who created and then popularized the field of generational study. It is a life-altering story that will place a new filter in your brain, through which you will run your interactions with other people for the rest of your life. It covers the Millennial, Gen X, Boomer, and Silent generations: the unique formative years' times and teachings that molded the unique and powerful Core Values of each generation; their adulthood passage, thus far; how parents and children can better understand each other; and for business, how to deal with each generation: as employees in the workplace, as consumers in the marketplace, patients in healthcare, and in classrooms, houses of worship, politics, and more. And the final, stunning chapter-which is the actual script of the spellbinding keynote speech that audiences coast to coast request of author Chuck Underwood-calls to action the generation that is now leading the nation and provides a pathway for them to clean up the mess that the top of America has become. This book updates, expands, and replaces Mr. Underwood's prior book entitled THE GENERATIONAL IMPERATIVE, which was published in 2007. [less]

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Anna Karenina: The Maude Translation: Backgrounds and Sources Criticism (A Norton Critical Edition)

Leo Tolstoy

1995    880 Pages    (W. W. Norton & Company)

This Second Norton Critical Edition of Leo Tolstoy’s epic novel is again based on the Louise and Aylmer Maude translation (originally published in 1918; revised with notes in 1939), which has never been surpassed. This volume reprints the 1939 edition, which the editor has revised, making twenty-one textual changes and revising or adding forty-nine footnotes."Backgrounds and Sources" includes central passages from the letters of Tolstoy and his correspondents, S. A. Tolstoy&rsquo [...]

This Second Norton Critical Edition of Leo Tolstoy’s epic novel is again based on the Louise and Aylmer Maude translation (originally published in 1918; revised with notes in 1939), which has never been surpassed. This volume reprints the 1939 edition, which the editor has revised, making twenty-one textual changes and revising or adding forty-nine footnotes."Backgrounds and Sources" includes central passages from the letters of Tolstoy and his correspondents, S. A. Tolstoy’s diaries, and contemporary accounts translated by George Gibian exclusively for this Norton Critical Edition. Together these materials document Tolstoy’s writing process and chronicle Anna Karenina’s reception upon publication during the period 1875–77. "Criticism" unites Russian and Western interpretations to present the best canonical scholarship on Anna Karenina written between 1877 and 1994. A wide range of perspectives is provided by Fyodor M. Dostoevsky, Nikolai N. Strakhov, Matthew Arnold, M. S. Gromeka, D. S. Merezhkovsky, Boris Eikhenbaum, Henry Gifford and Raymond Williams, George Steiner, Lydia Ginzburg, Eduard Babaev, Gary Saul Morson, Caryl Emerson, Donna Tussing Orwin, and George Gibian. A Chronology of Tolstoy’s life and an updated Selected Bibliography are also included. [less]

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Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl

Anne Frank

1993    304 Pages    (Bantam)

Discovered in the attic in which she spent the last years of her life, Anne Frank's remarkable diary has since become a world classic -- a powerful reminder of the horrors of war and an eloquent testament to the human spirit. In 1942, with Nazis occupying Holland, a thirteen-year-old Jewish girl and her family fled their home in Amsterdam and went into hiding. For the next two years, until their whereabouts were betrayed to the Gestapo, they and another family lived cloistered in the " [...]

Discovered in the attic in which she spent the last years of her life, Anne Frank's remarkable diary has since become a world classic -- a powerful reminder of the horrors of war and an eloquent testament to the human spirit. In 1942, with Nazis occupying Holland, a thirteen-year-old Jewish girl and her family fled their home in Amsterdam and went into hiding. For the next two years, until their whereabouts were betrayed to the Gestapo, they and another family lived cloistered in the "Secret Annex" of an old office building. Cut off from the outside world, they faced hunger, boredom, the constant cruelties of living in confined quarters, and the ever-present threat of discovery and death. In her diary Anne Frank recorded vivid impressions of her experiences during this period. By turns thoughtful, moving, and amusing, her account offers a fascinating commentary on human courage and frailty and a compelling self-portrait of a sensitive and spirited young woman whose promise was tragically cut short. [less]

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Annotated Alice: Alice's Adventures in Wonderland & Through the Looking Glass, The

Lewis Carroll, Martin Gardner

1993    352 Pages    (Random House Value Publishing)

The only single-volume edition of Carroll's masterpieces, Alice in Wonderland and Alice Through the Looking Glass, contains the complete text of both works and annotations that highlight the games, references, and parodies in the works.

The only single-volume edition of Carroll's masterpieces, Alice in Wonderland and Alice Through the Looking Glass, contains the complete text of both works and annotations that highlight the games, references, and parodies in the works. [less]

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Art of Living: The Classical Manual on Virtue, Happiness, and Effectiveness

Epictetus, Sharon Lebell

2007    144 Pages    (HarperOne)

Epictetus was born into slavery about 55 ce in the eastern outreaches of the Roman Empire. Once freed, he established an influential school of Stoic philosophy, stressing that human beings cannot control life, only their responses to it. By putting into practice the ninety-three witty, wise, and razor-sharp instructions that make up The Art of Living, readers learn to meet the challenges of everyday life successfully and to face life's inevitable losses and disappointments with grace.

Epictetus was born into slavery about 55 ce in the eastern outreaches of the Roman Empire. Once freed, he established an influential school of Stoic philosophy, stressing that human beings cannot control life, only their responses to it. By putting into practice the ninety-three witty, wise, and razor-sharp instructions that make up The Art of Living, readers learn to meet the challenges of everyday life successfully and to face life's inevitable losses and disappointments with grace. [less]

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Associated Press Stylebook 2013 (Associated Press Stylebook and Briefing on Media Law), The

Associated Press

2013    496 Pages    (Basic Books)

 The style of the Associated Press is the gold standard for news writing. With The AP Stylebook in hand, you can learn how to write and edit with the clarity and professionalism for which they are famous. Fully revised and updated, this new edition contains more than 3,000 A to Z entries—including more than 200 new ones—detailing the AP’s rules on grammar, spelling, punctuation, capitalization, abbreviation, and word and numeral usage. You’ll find answers to such [...]

 The style of the Associated Press is the gold standard for news writing. With The AP Stylebook in hand, you can learn how to write and edit with the clarity and professionalism for which they are famous. Fully revised and updated, this new edition contains more than 3,000 A to Z entries—including more than 200 new ones—detailing the AP’s rules on grammar, spelling, punctuation, capitalization, abbreviation, and word and numeral usage. You’ll find answers to such wide-ranging questions as: ·        When should the names of government bodies be spelled out and when should they be abbreviated?·        What are the general definitions of the major religious movements?·        Which companies do the big media conglomerates own?·        Who are all the members of the British Commonwealth?·        How should box scores for baseball games be filed?·        What constitutes “fair use”?·        What exactly does the Freedom of Information Act cover? With invaluable additional sections on the unique guidelines for business and sports reporting and on how you can guard against libel and copyright infringement, The AP Stylebook is the one reference that all writers, editors, and students cannot afford to be without. [less]

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Associated Press Stylebook and Briefing on Media Law 2011 (Associated Press Stylebook & Briefing on Media Law), The

Associated Press

2011    448 Pages    (Basic Books)

 The style of the Associated Press is the gold standard for news writing. With The AP Stylebook in hand, you can learn how to write and edit with the clarity and professionalism for which they are famous. Fully revised and updated, this new edition contains more than 3,000 A to Z entries—including more than 200 new ones—detailing the AP’s rules on grammar, spelling, punctuation, capitalization, abbreviation, and word and numeral usage. You’ll find answers to such [...]

 The style of the Associated Press is the gold standard for news writing. With The AP Stylebook in hand, you can learn how to write and edit with the clarity and professionalism for which they are famous. Fully revised and updated, this new edition contains more than 3,000 A to Z entries—including more than 200 new ones—detailing the AP’s rules on grammar, spelling, punctuation, capitalization, abbreviation, and word and numeral usage. You’ll find answers to such wide-ranging questions as: ·        When should the names of government bodies be spelled out and when should they be abbreviated?·        What are the general definitions of the major religious movements?·        Which companies do the big media conglomerates own?·        Who are all the members of the British Commonwealth?·        How should box scores for baseball games be filed?·        What constitutes “fair use”?·        What exactly does the Freedom of Information Act cover? With invaluable additional sections on the unique guidelines for business and sports reporting and on how you can guard against libel and copyright infringement, The AP Stylebook is the one reference that all writers, editors, and students cannot afford to be without. [less]

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Associated Press Stylebook and Briefing on Media Law 2016, The

Associated Press

2016    591 Pages    (The Associated Press)

The 2016 edition of The Associated Press Stylebook and Briefing on Media Law includes nearly 250 new or revised entries - including lowercase internet and web - and the first interior page redesign in decades. At about 600 pages, the AP Stylebook is widely used as a writing and editing reference in newsrooms, classrooms and corporate offices worldwide. Updated regularly since its initial publication in 1953, the AP Stylebook provides fundamental guidelines for spelling, language, punctuation, [...]

The 2016 edition of The Associated Press Stylebook and Briefing on Media Law includes nearly 250 new or revised entries - including lowercase internet and web - and the first interior page redesign in decades. At about 600 pages, the AP Stylebook is widely used as a writing and editing reference in newsrooms, classrooms and corporate offices worldwide. Updated regularly since its initial publication in 1953, the AP Stylebook provides fundamental guidelines for spelling, language, punctuation, usage and journalistic style. It is the definitive resource for journalists. Changes in the 2016 Stylebook include: 50 new and updated technology terms, including emoji, emoticon and metadata 36 new and updated entries in the food chapter, from arctic char to whisky/whiskey, and eight new and updated entries in the fashion chapter, including normcore and Uniqlo New entries discouraging the use of child prostitute and mistress; restricting spree to shopping or revelry, not killing; and using the number of firefighters or quantity of equipment sent to a fire, not the number of alarms DJ is now allowed on first reference, and spokesperson is recognized, in addition to spokesman and spokeswoman New guidance on the terms marijuana, cannabis and pot; cross dresser and transvestite; accident and crash; notorious and notoriety A new entry on data journalism The interior page redesign features new typography to make entries easier to find and read and the addition of navigational tabs on the sides of pages. Edited by Tom Kent, Jerry Schwartz, David Minthorn and Paula Froke. [less]

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Associated Press Stylebook and Libel Manual, The

Norm Goldstein

1998    352 Pages    (Basic Books)

The style of the Associated Press defines clear news writing. In fact, more people write for the AP news service than for any single newspaper or broadcaster in the world. The AP Stylebook is therefore ”the journalist’s bible,” an essential handbook for all writers, editors, students, and public-relations specialists.The AP Stylebook contains over 5,000 entries laying out the AP’s rules on grammar, spelling, punctuation, and usage. It gives journalists the references they [...]

The style of the Associated Press defines clear news writing. In fact, more people write for the AP news service than for any single newspaper or broadcaster in the world. The AP Stylebook is therefore ”the journalist’s bible,” an essential handbook for all writers, editors, students, and public-relations specialists.The AP Stylebook contains over 5,000 entries laying out the AP’s rules on grammar, spelling, punctuation, and usage. It gives journalists the references they need to write about the world today: correct names of countries and organizations, language to avoid, common trademarks. Special sections cover business and sports reporting. This edition, published in the Associated Press’s 150th year, also includes crucial advice on how writers can guard against libel and copyright infringement.An up-to-date AP Stylebook belongs on the desk of every working writer. [less]

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Astroball

Ben Reiter

2018    272 Pages    (Crown/Archetype)

When Sports Illustrated declared on the cover of a June 2014 issue that the Houston Astros would win the World Series in 2017, people thought Ben Reiter, the article's author, was crazy. The Astros were the worst baseball team in half a century, but they were more than just bad. They were an embarrassment, a club that didn't even appear to be trying to win. The cover story, combined with the specificity of Reiter's claim, met instant and nearly universal derision. But three years later, the [...]

When Sports Illustrated declared on the cover of a June 2014 issue that the Houston Astros would win the World Series in 2017, people thought Ben Reiter, the article's author, was crazy. The Astros were the worst baseball team in half a century, but they were more than just bad. They were an embarrassment, a club that didn't even appear to be trying to win. The cover story, combined with the specificity of Reiter's claim, met instant and nearly universal derision. But three years later, the critics were proved improbably, astonishingly wrong. How had Reiter predicted it so accurately? And, more important, how had the Astros pulled off the impossible? Astroball is the inside story of how a gang of outsiders went beyond the stats to find a new way to win--and not just in baseball. When new Astros general manager Jeff Luhnow and his top analyst, the former rocket scientist Sig Mejdal, arrived in Houston in 2011, they had already spent more than half a decade trying to understand how human instinct and expertise could be blended with hard numbers such as on-base percentage and strikeout rate to guide their decision-making. In Houston, they had free rein to remake the club. No longer would scouts, with all their subjective, hard-to-quantify opinions, be forced into opposition with the stats guys. Instead, Luhnow and Sig wanted to correct for the biases inherent in human observation, and then roll their scouts' critical thoughts into their process. The numbers had value--but so did the gut. The strategy paid off brilliantly, and surprisingly quickly. It pointed the Astros toward key draft picks like Carlos Correa and Alex Bregman; offered a path for developing George Springer, José Altuve, and Dallas Keuchel; and showed them how veterans like Carlos Beltrán and Justin Verlander represented the last piece in the puzzle of fielding a championship team. Sitting at the nexus of sports, business, and innovation--and written with years of access to the team's stars and executives--Astroball is the story of the next wave of thinking in baseball and beyond, at once a remarkable underdog story and a fascinating look at the cutting edge of evaluating and optimizing human potential. [less]

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Atlas Shrugged

Ayn Rand

1999    1200 Pages    (Plume)

At last, Ayn Rand's masterpiece is available to her millions of loyal readers in trade paperback. With this acclaimed work and its immortal query, "Who is John Galt?", Ayn Rand found the perfect artistic form to express her vision of existence. Atlas Shrugged made Rand not only one of the most popular novelists of the century, but one of its most influential thinkers. Atlas Shrugged is the astounding story of a man who said that he would stop the motor of the world--and did. [...]

At last, Ayn Rand's masterpiece is available to her millions of loyal readers in trade paperback. With this acclaimed work and its immortal query, "Who is John Galt?", Ayn Rand found the perfect artistic form to express her vision of existence. Atlas Shrugged made Rand not only one of the most popular novelists of the century, but one of its most influential thinkers. Atlas Shrugged is the astounding story of a man who said that he would stop the motor of the world--and did. Tremendous in scope, breathtaking in its suspense, Atlas Shrugged stretches the boundaries further than any book you have ever read. It is a mystery, not about the murder of a man's body, but about the murder--and rebirth--of man's spirit. Atlas Shrugged is the "second most influential book for Americans today" after the Bible, according to a joint survey conducted by the Library of Congress and the Book of the Month Club [less]

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Audacity of Hope: Thoughts on Reclaiming the American Dream, The

Barack Obama

2006    384 Pages    (Crown)

In July 2004, Barack Obama electrified the Democratic National Convention with an address that spoke to Americans across the political spectrum. One phrase in particular anchored itself in listeners’ minds, a reminder that for all the discord and struggle to be found in our history as a nation, we have always been guided by a dogged optimism in the future, or what Obama called “the audacity of hope.” The Audacity of Hope is Barack Obama’s call for a different brand of [...]

In July 2004, Barack Obama electrified the Democratic National Convention with an address that spoke to Americans across the political spectrum. One phrase in particular anchored itself in listeners’ minds, a reminder that for all the discord and struggle to be found in our history as a nation, we have always been guided by a dogged optimism in the future, or what Obama called “the audacity of hope.” The Audacity of Hope is Barack Obama’s call for a different brand of politics—a politics for those weary of bitter partisanship and alienated by the “endless clash of armies” we see in congress and on the campaign trail; a politics rooted in the faith, inclusiveness, and nobility of spirit at the heart of “our improbable experiment in democracy.” He explores those forces—from the fear of losing to the perpetual need to raise money to the power of the media—that can stifle even the best-intentioned politician. He also writes, with surprising intimacy and self-deprecating humor, about settling in as a senator, seeking to balance the demands of public service and family life, and his own deepening religious commitment.At the heart of this book is Barack Obama’s vision of how we can move beyond our divisions to tackle concrete problems. He examines the growing economic insecurity of American families, the racial and religious tensions within the body politic, and the transnational threats—from terrorism to pandemic—that gather beyond our shores. And he grapples with the role that faith plays in a democracy—where it is vital and where it must never intrude. Underlying his stories about family, friends, and members of the Senate is a vigorous search for connection: the foundation for a radically hopeful political consensus. A public servant and a lawyer, a professor and a father, a Christian and a skeptic, and above all a student of history and human nature, Barack Obama has written a book of transforming power. Only by returning to the principles that gave birth to our Constitution, he says, can Americans repair a political process that is broken, and restore to working order a government that has fallen dangerously out of touch with millions of ordinary Americans. Those Americans are out there, he writes—“waiting for Republicans and Democrats to catch up with them.” [less]

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Becket

Jean Anouilh

1995    144 Pages    (Riverhead Trade)

The celebrated play that draws from historical events in the Norman conquest of England to create a profound portrait of a man's soul—and a transcendent vision of the human spirit From its powerful opening scene, of a naked King Henry II praying at the tomb of Thomas Becket, to the final wrenching act of ultimate self-sacrifice, Jean Anouilh's Becket remains a towering achievement in the history of the theatre. Winner of the Antoinette Perry Award for Best Play of the [...]

The celebrated play that draws from historical events in the Norman conquest of England to create a profound portrait of a man's soul—and a transcendent vision of the human spirit From its powerful opening scene, of a naked King Henry II praying at the tomb of Thomas Becket, to the final wrenching act of ultimate self-sacrifice, Jean Anouilh's Becket remains a towering achievement in the history of the theatre. Winner of the Antoinette Perry Award for Best Play of the Season, Anouilh's monumental work—introduced in this edition by the acclaimed writer and critic Andre Aciman—draws from historical events in the Norman conquest of England to paint a profound and enduring portrait of the saint and martyr. [less]

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Benjamin Franklin's Autobiography (Norton Critical Editions)

Benjamin Franklin

1986    416 Pages    (W. W. Norton & Company)

Franklin’s Autobiography is the only enduring best-seller written in America before the nineteenth century, as well as the most popular autobiography ever written.As such it deserves to be offered to twentieth-century readers in the most accurate form possible, and so it is, in this Norton Critical Edition, the first text to be edited directly from the manuscripts, rather than perpetuating the errors of previous editions. The text is fully annotated, and the reading is assisted by helpful [...]

Franklin’s Autobiography is the only enduring best-seller written in America before the nineteenth century, as well as the most popular autobiography ever written.As such it deserves to be offered to twentieth-century readers in the most accurate form possible, and so it is, in this Norton Critical Edition, the first text to be edited directly from the manuscripts, rather than perpetuating the errors of previous editions. The text is fully annotated, and the reading is assisted by helpful footnotes, biographical sketches, and two maps. In "Backgrounds", the editors collect Franklin’s most important reflections on the Autobiography’s purpose, some anecdotes, and a number of Franklin’s statements on wealth, the art of virtue, and perfection.  Materials in "Criticism" range from contemporary opinions—which reveal that readers were divided then as they are now about the art of the Autobiography—to essays written in the twentieth century. Nineteenth-century opinions include those of John Keats, Edgar Allen Poe, Mark Twain, and William Dean Howells, among others. The twentieth-century materials include D. H. Lawrence’s celebrated essay, an excerpt from Max Weber’s Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism, and the perspectives of such recent critics as Charles L. Sanford, Robert Freeman Sayre, John William Ward, and David Devin. [less]

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Best of Brochure Design .07 (v. 7), The

Wilson Harvey

2004    208 Pages    (Rockport Publishers)

Clients the world over turn to graphic designers to help them create standout brochures. Each brochure is critical, and landing a contract is highly competitive, so it is not surprising that designers are always searching for inspiration to execute a brochure with perfection.This paperback version of RockportÆs best-selling Best of Brochure Design series delivers on its promises. The Best of Brochure Design 7 features an extraordinary collection of work from top designers around the world, [...]

Clients the world over turn to graphic designers to help them create standout brochures. Each brochure is critical, and landing a contract is highly competitive, so it is not surprising that designers are always searching for inspiration to execute a brochure with perfection.This paperback version of RockportÆs best-selling Best of Brochure Design series delivers on its promises. The Best of Brochure Design 7 features an extraordinary collection of work from top designers around the world, including Blok Design, Cahan & Associates, Hand Made Group, Pentagram SF, Pinkhaus, Radley Yeldar, Sagmeister Inc., and many, many more. This book provides a wealth of ideas for designing all kinds of brochures, from corporate and product literature to annual reports, direct marketing, and new media.Whether youÆre going for a highly conceptual presentation, a cool and sophisticated feel, or a classic execution, this book is the go-to resource for high-quality brochure design at its very best. [less]

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Bite-Size Science: Everything You Need to Know About Science in Small, Easily-Digestible Portions

Robert Dinwiddie

2010    176 Pages    (Barron's Educational Series)

This compelling collection of facts, theories, and general scientific information is presented in clear, jargon-free language for all non-scientists who want to keep abreast of the latest developments. Two chapters that open the book explain the very small and the very large, starting with the structure of atoms and then going on to describe the composition of the solar system, stars, galaxies and black holes. Author Robert Dinwiddie next describes modern science's understanding of the Big Bang [...]

This compelling collection of facts, theories, and general scientific information is presented in clear, jargon-free language for all non-scientists who want to keep abreast of the latest developments. Two chapters that open the book explain the very small and the very large, starting with the structure of atoms and then going on to describe the composition of the solar system, stars, galaxies and black holes. Author Robert Dinwiddie next describes modern science's understanding of the Big Bang, which scientists believe first brought all of physical reality into existence. A chapter on the planet Earth discusses plate tectonics, continental drift, volcanoes, earthquakes, and extreme weather systems. An overview of the Earth's environment explains the hazards of pollution, the challenges posed by global warming, and the efforts to reverse those patterns by developing renewable energy sources and alternative fuels. Two chapters that follow carry science to a more personal level describing human body functions, the components of good health, disease prevention and control, DNA, the human genome, cloning, and DNA profiling. A concluding chapter translates Einstein's relativity, quantum mechanics, and science's general theories of everything into terms understandable to laypersons. The author's goal in every chapter is to bring his readers up to speed on modern science's most important issues. His intensely readable text is supplemented with more than 400 color illustrations. [less]

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Blue Book of Grammar and Punctuation: An Easy-to-Use Guide with Clear Rules, Real-World Examples, and Reproducible Quizzes, The

Jane Straus, Lester Kaufman, Tom Stern

2014    224 Pages    (Wiley)

A revised and updated new edition of the bestselling workbook and grammar guideThe Blue Book of Grammar and Punctuation is a concise, entertaining workbook and guide to English grammar, punctuation, and usage. This user-friendly resource includes simple explanations of grammar, punctuation, and usage; scores of helpful examples; dozens of reproducible worksheets; and pre- and post-tests to help teach grammar to students of all ages. Appropriate for virtually any age range, this authoritative [...]

A revised and updated new edition of the bestselling workbook and grammar guideThe Blue Book of Grammar and Punctuation is a concise, entertaining workbook and guide to English grammar, punctuation, and usage. This user-friendly resource includes simple explanations of grammar, punctuation, and usage; scores of helpful examples; dozens of reproducible worksheets; and pre- and post-tests to help teach grammar to students of all ages. Appropriate for virtually any age range, this authoritative guide makes learning English grammar and usage simple and fun. This updated Eleventh Edition reflects the latest updates to English usage and grammar and features a fully revised two-color design and lay-flat binding for easy photocopying.Clear and concise, easy-to-follow, offering "just the facts"Fully updated to reflect the latest rules in grammar and usage along with new quizzesIdeal for students from seventh grade through adulthood in the US and abroadFor anyone who wants to understand the major rules and subtle guidelines of English grammar and usage, The Blue Book of Grammar and Punctuation offers comprehensive, straightforward instruction. [less]

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