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AAA North American Road Atlas 2007 (Large Print)

AAA North American Road Atlas 2007 (Large Print)

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With a print size 40 percent larger than other standard interstate road atlases, this version is packed with bright, bold, and easy-to-read full-color maps of the United States, Canada and Mexico.
About Writing and How to Publish

About Writing and How to Publish

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Drawing on years of experience, and thousands of readers comments and reviews of her writing, Cathy Glass provides a clear and concise, practical guide on writing and the best ways to get published.

Bestselling author Cathy Glass has written and published 18 books, sold over 1.5 million copies worldwide, and had no 1 bestsellers in both the UK and the US.

In that time she has received thousands of emails from readers asking for her help and advice on writing and being published. This book details how to achieve both.
Divided into four sections, Cathy guides you through the entire process, from composing your first paragraph to seeing your book in print.

Topics include:
- Making the time to write
- Planning, revising and editing your writing
- Different types of writing and genres
- Finding an agent and publisher
- How to self-publish
- Promoting your work so it is a success





Clear, concise and packed full of practical tips, About Writing is an invaluable guide for all aspiring writers.

Academically Adrift: Limited Learning on College Campuses

Academically Adrift: Limited Learning on College Campuses

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In spite of soaring tuition costs, more and more students go to college every year. A bachelor's degree is now required for entry into a growing number of professions. And some parents begin planning for the expense of sending their kids to college when they're born. Almost everyone strives to go, but almost no one asks the fundamental question posed by Academically Adrift: are undergraduates really learning anything once they get there?

For a large proportion of students, Richard Arum and Josipa Roksa's answer to that question is a definitive no. Their extensive research draws on survey responses, transcript data, and, for the first time, the state-of-the-art Collegiate Learning Assessment, a standardized test administered to students in their first semester and then again at the end of their second year. According to their analysis of more than 2,300 undergraduates at twenty-four institutions, 45 percent of these students demonstrate no significant improvement in a range of skills--including critical thinking, complex reasoning, and writing--during their first two years of college. As troubling as their findings are, Arum and Roksa argue that for many faculty and administrators they will come as no surprise--instead, they are the expected result of a student body distracted by socializing or working and an institutional culture that puts undergraduate learning close to the bottom of the priority list.

Academically Adrift
holds sobering lessons for students, faculty, administrators, policy makers, and parents--all of whom are implicated in promoting or at least ignoring contemporary campus culture. Higher education faces crises on a number of fronts, but Arum and Roksa's report that colleges are failing at their most basic mission will demand the attention of us all.

Accounting for Dummies

Accounting for Dummies

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Learn the basics of practical accounting

Featuring the latest information on accounting methods and standards, this guide shows you how to avoid accounting fraud, minimize confusion, maximize profits, and make sense of accounting basics. You'll quickly understand how to manage inventory, report income and expenses for public or private companies, evaluate profit margins, analyze business strengths and weaknesses, and manage budgets for a better bottom line.

With 25 percent new content including updated information on small and large business reporting standards, international accounting standards, and preventing financial reporting fraud, Accounting For Dummies continues to be an excellent resource for those studying accounting.

  • The separate accounting and financial reporting standards for private/small businesses versus public/large businesses (Little GAAP vs. Big GAAP)
  • The internationalization of accounting standards
  • The rise in restatements of previously issued financial reports by public corporations, and how revisions of previously reported earnings impact investors
  • The increasing focus on preventing financial reporting fraud and the expanded role and responsibility of the CPA auditor
  • Accounting problems with stock options
  • The "unaccounted for" cost of employee pensions and retirement health care costs, in both the private and public sectors
  • Expanded coverage of small business accounting
  • Updated resources and websites
  • The information in Accounting For Dummies is valuable for anyone studying or working in the fields of accounting or finance.

    Acing the New SAT 2005

    Acing the New SAT 2005

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    This is a new edition built on SAT Exam Success in only 6 Steps. This score-boosting new edition has been heavily revised and updated to relfect the New SAT's chief changes, from an improved Critical Reading Section to an expanded Math Section. An entirely new chapter on essay writing is added to the book to prepare students for the most radical new component of the New SATs the Writing Section.
    Adapt or Die

    Adapt or Die

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    Inability to adapt is the new illiteracy and freelancing is becoming America's new normal. What 2008 taught America was not just that derivatives are dangerous and the housing market doesn't rise forever. It also taught us that survival requires juggling and pivoting, two skills that any freelancer is forced to acquire if they want to keep paying their rent. Adapt or Wait Tables is a mix of information, tricks, and advice for all the freelancers out there, and the ones who will be stepping onto that playing field as they graduate from college. Written by a freelance writer who has spent the past two decades covering Hollywood and the world of pop culture and fashion, her tips for survival are laced with gossip and references to the famous as well as what she calls the "secret celebrities" whose paths they have crossed. Consider this an entertaining how-to manual for anyone with ambition and no road map.
    Admissions Essay Boot Camp

    Admissions Essay Boot Camp

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    Founder of elite college prep agency Mint Tutors, Ashley Wellington shares hard-hitting essay-writing advice tailored to each student's strengths and potential pitfalls, inspiring students to write as if guided by their own personal college admissions tutor.

    Your Own Pocket Essay Tutor

    Ever wish you had a private tutor to help you write your admissions essays? With this book, you do. Ashley Wellington, founder of the elite New York college prep agency Mint Tutors, has personalized her hard-hitting advice just for you. Her unique "boot camp" process starts by helping you identify your student type, then figure out which topics will highlight your best (or worst) attributes to admissions officers. Thinking about writing an essay on . . .

    - Sports? This popular topic is often limiting, but Wellington will help you come across as talented--and also thoughtful and well rounded.

    - Your trip to Egypt? Wellington will help you avoid common travel clichés that make admissions officers groan.

    - The color yellow
    ? Wellington will make sure you sound quirky and creative in the right way.

    Even the most impressive students can sound ordinary by following the formulaic approach of other essay guides--and in this über-competitive landscape, you need an edge to stand out to top schools. Wellington's tutees have gained acceptance to Harvard, Yale, Princeton, MIT, Georgetown, Duke, and other elite institutions, and with this book at your side, you can join their ranks.

    Advanced Android Application Development

    Advanced Android Application Development

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    Advanced Android(TM) Application Development, Fourth Edition, is the definitive guide to building robust, commercial-grade Android apps. Systematically revised and updated, this guide brings together powerful, advanced techniques for the entire app development cycle, including design, coding, testing, debugging, and distribution. With the addition of quizzes and exercises in every chapter, it is ideal for both professional and classroom use. An outstanding practical reference for the newest Android APIs, this guide provides in-depth explanations of code utilizing key API features and includes downloadable sample apps for nearly every chapter. Together, they provide a solid foundation for any modern app project. Throughout, the authors draw on decades of in-the-trenches experience as professional mobile developers to provide tips and best practices for highly efficient development. They show you how to break through traditional app boundaries with optional features, including the Android NDK, Google Analytics and Android Wear APIs, and Google Play Game Services. New coverage in this edition includes
  • Integrating Google Cloud Messaging into your apps
  • Utilizing the new Google location and Google Maps Android APIs
  • Leveraging in-app billing from Google Play, as well as third-party providers
  • Getting started with the Android Studio IDE
  • Localizing language and using Google Play App Translation services
  • Extending your app's reach with Lockscreen widgets and DayDreams
  • Leveraging improvements to Notification, Web, SMS, and other APIs
  • Annuzzi has released new source code samples for use with Android Studio. The code updates are posted to the associated blog site: http: //advancedandroidbook.blogspot.com/ This title is an indispensable resource for intermediate- to advanced-level Java programmers who are now developing for Android, and for seasoned mobile developers who want to make the most of the new Android platform and hardware. This revamped, newly titled edition is a complete update of Android(TM) Wireless Application Development, Volume II: Advanced Topics, Third Edition.
    Adventures of Dr. Alphabet: 104 Unusual Ways to Write Poetry in the Classroom

    Adventures of Dr. Alphabet: 104 Unusual Ways to Write Poetry in the Classroom

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    From the writer of Poetry Comics, this thoughtful collection of exercises and student poems offers myriad examples of how the two and three dimensional may be integrated with the textual, in the making of poetry. This guide is an ideal manual for teachers who prefer detailed steps to replicate in the classroom, but there is plenty from which to build personalized exercises, if all you require is a springboard. Morice's sharp sense of humor and depth of human understanding make this text suitable for students of virtually all ages.
    Africa 2014 ( World Today (Stryker) )

    Africa 2014 ( World Today (Stryker) )

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    The World Today Series: Africa provides students with vital information on all countries on the African continent through a thorough and expert overview of political and economic histories, current events, and emerging trends. Each country is examined through the following sections: Basic Facts; Land and People; The Past: Political and Economic History; The Present: Contemporary Issues; and The Future. In addition to country chapters, the book features extended essays on Africa's Historical Background and the Colonial Period. The combination of factual accuracy and up-to-date detail along with its informed projections make this an outstanding resource for researchers, practitioners in international development, media professionals, government officials, potential investors and students. The content is thorough yet perfect for a one-semester introductory course or general library reference. Available in both print and e-book formats and priced low to fit student and library budgets.
    Afrofuturism: The World of Black Sci-Fi and Fantasy Culture

    Afrofuturism: The World of Black Sci-Fi and Fantasy Culture

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    2014 Locus Awards Finalist, Nonfiction Category

    In this hip, accessible primer to the music, literature, and art of Afrofuturism, author Ytasha Womack introduces readers to the burgeoning community of artists creating Afrofuturist works, the innovators from the past, and the wide range of subjects they explore. From the sci-fi literature of Samuel Delany, Octavia Butler, and N. K. Jemisin to the musical cosmos of Sun Ra, George Clinton, and the Black Eyed Peas' will.i.am, to the visual and multimedia artists inspired by African Dogon myths and Egyptian deities, the book's topics range from the "alien" experience of blacks in America to the "wake up" cry that peppers sci-fi literature, sermons, and activism. With a twofold aim to entertain and enlighten, Afrofuturists strive to break down racial, ethnic, and social limitations to empower and free individuals to be themselves.

    After Snowden

    After Snowden

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    Was Edward Snowden a patriot or a traitor?
    Just how far do American privacy rights extend?
    And how far is too far when it comes to government secrecy in the name of security?
    These are just a few of the questions that have dominated American consciousness since Edward Snowden exposed the breath of the NSA's domestic surveillance program.
    In these seven previously unpublished essays, a group of prominent legal and political experts delve in to life After Snowden, examining the ramifications of the infamous leak from multiple angles:
    - Washington lawyer and literary agent RONALD GOLDFARB acts as the book's editor and provides an introduction outlining the many debates sparked by the Snowden leaks.
    - Pulitzer Prize winning journalist BARRY SIEGEL analyses the role of the state secrets provision in the judicial system.
    - Former Assistant Secretary of State HODDING CARTER explores whether the press is justified in unearthing and publishing classified information.
    - Ethics expert and dean of the UC Berkley School of Journalism EDWARD WASSERMAN discusses the uneven relationship between journalists and whistleblowers.
    - Georgetown Law Professor DAVID COLE addresses the motives and complicated legacy of Snowden and other leakers.
    - Director of the National Security Archive THOMAS BLANTON looks at the impact of the Snowden leaks on the classification of government documents.
    - Dean of the University of Florida Law School JON MILLS addresses the constitutional right to privacy and the difficulties of applying it in the digital age.

    Agile Samurai: How Agile Masters Deliver Great Software

    Agile Samurai: How Agile Masters Deliver Great Software

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    Printed in full color.

    Faced with a software project of epic proportions? Tired of over-committing and under-delivering? Enter the dojo of the agile samurai, where agile expert Jonathan Rasmusson shows you how to kick-start, execute, and deliver your agile projects. Combining cutting-edge tools with classic agile practices, The Agile Samurai gives you everything you need to deliver something of value every week and make rolling your software into production a non-event.

    Get ready to kick some software project butt. By learning the ways of the agile samurai you will discover:

  • how to create plans and schedules your customer and your team can believe in
  • what characteristics make a good agile team and how to form your own
  • how to gather requirements in a fraction of the time using agile user stories
  • what to do when you discover your schedule is wrong, and how to look like a pro correcting it
  • how to execute fiercely by leveraging the power of agile software engineering practices
  • By the end of this book you will know everything you need to set up, execute, and successfully deliver agile projects, and have fun along the way. If you're a project lead, this book gives you the tools to set up and lead your agile project from start to finish. If you are an analyst, programmer, tester, usability designer, or project manager, this book gives you the insight and foundation necessary to become a valuable agile team member.

    The Agile Samurai slices away the fluff and theory that make other books less-than-agile. It's packed with best practices, war stories, plenty of humor and hands-on tutorial exercises that will get you doing the right things, the right way.

    This book will make a difference.

    Alaska: An Alaskan Author/Educator Shares Cool Activites, Projects, Games, Maps,

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    Alison Bechdel: Conversations

    Alison Bechdel: Conversations

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    Due to the huge success of her graphic memoir Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic in 2006 and its subsequent Tony Award-winning musical adaptation in 2009, Alison Bechdel (b. 1960) has recently become a household name. However, Bechdel, who has won numerous awards including a MacArthur Fellowship, has been writing and drawing comics since the early 1980s. Her comic strip Dykes to Watch Out For (DTWOF) stood out as one of the first to depict lesbians in popular culture and is widely hailed as an essential LGBTQ resource.

    It is also from this comic strip that the wildly popular Bechdel Test--a test to gauge positive female representation in film--obtained its name. While DTWOF secured Bechdel's role in the comics world and queer community long before her mainstream success, Bechdel now experiences notoriety that few comics artists ever achieve and that women cartoonists have never attained.

    Spanning from 1990 to 2017, Alison Bechdel: Conversations collects ten interviews that illustrate how Bechdel uses her own life, relationships, and contemporary events to expose the world to what she has referred to as the "fringes of acceptability"--the comics genre as well as queer culture and identity. These interviews reveal her intentionality in the use of characters, plots, structure, and cartooning to draw her readers toward disrupting the status quo.

    Starting with her earliest interviews on public access television and in little-known comics and queer presses, Rachel R. Martin traces Bechdel's career from her days with DTWOF to her popularity with Fun Home and Are You My Mother? This volume includes her "one-off" DTWOF strips from November 2016 and March 2017 (not anthologized anywhere else) and in-depth discussions of her laborious creative process as well as upcoming projects.

    All Over the Map: A Cartographic Odyssey

    All Over the Map: A Cartographic Odyssey

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    Created for map lovers by map lovers, this rich book explores the intriguing stories behind maps across history and illuminates how the art of cartography thrives today.

    In this visually stunning book, award-winning journalists Betsy Mason and Greg Miller--authors of the National Geographic cartography blog "All Over the Map"--explore the intriguing stories behind maps from a wide variety of cultures, civilizations, and time periods. Based on interviews with scores of leading cartographers, curators, historians, and scholars, this is a remarkable selection of fascinating and unusual maps.

    This diverse compendium includes ancient maps of dragon-filled seas, elaborate graphics picturing unseen concepts and forces from inside Earth to outer space, devious maps created by spies, and maps from pop culture such as the schematics to the Death Star and a map of Westeros from Game of Thrones. If your brain craves maps--and Mason and Miller would say it does, whether you know it or not--this eye-opening visual feast will inspire and delight.

    All the Math You Missed: (But Need to Know for Graduate School) (Revised)

    All the Math You Missed: (But Need to Know for Graduate School) (Revised)

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    Beginning graduate students in mathematical sciences and related areas in physical and computer sciences and engineering are expected to be familiar with a daunting breadth of mathematics, but few have such a background. This bestselling book helps students fill in the gaps in their knowledge. Thomas A. Garrity explains the basic points and a few key results of all the most important undergraduate topics in mathematics, emphasizing the intuitions behind the subject. The explanations are accompanied by numerous examples, exercises and suggestions for further reading that allow the reader to test and develop their understanding of these core topics. Featuring four new chapters and many other improvements, this second edition of All the Math You Missed is an essential resource for advanced undergraduates and beginning graduate students who need to learn some serious mathematics quickly.
    All-In-One Wedding Planner and Organizer

    All-In-One Wedding Planner and Organizer

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    Weddings require organization, record-keeping, legwork, logistics. In other words, a planner. From the celebrity wedding planner and author of the The Wedding Book, Mindy Weiss's All-In-One Wedding Planner & Organizer helps couples keep track of every detail leading up to their Big Day. It's the organizer that includes exactly what you need for on-the-go, on-the-ground wedding planning.

    Created as a three-ring binder, it has tabs for each category:
    - The Big Picture and Contacts
    - Budget
    - Location, Location, Location!
    - Menu and Flowers
    - Rentals
    - The Dress! (And What Everyone Else Is Wearing)
    - The Guests and the Invitations
    - Music, Photography, and Videography
    - Making It Official: Rings, Licenses, Vows, Officiants

    Packed throughout are tips, tools, checklists, spreadsheets, and schedules to help brides (and grooms) manage everything from building a wedding timeline and organizing the dreaded seating chart to getting the wedding party matched and fitted. From "Will you marry me?" to "I do," nothing will slip through the cracks.