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An invaluable guide for both casual opera fans and afficionados, this volume contains act-by-act descriptions of operatic works ranging from the early seventeenth century masterworks of Monteverdi and Purcell to the modern classics of Menotti and Britten. Written in a lively anecdotal style, entries include character descriptions, historical background, and much more.
100% INFORMATION LITERACY SUCCESS, a text in the 100% Success Series, teaches students and professionals to develop crucial information skills to succeed in today's academic and professional environments. The second edition of 100% INFORMATION LITERACY SUCCESS is designed to actively help students to develop skills beyond the classroom, focusing on those skills necessary for twenty-first-century learners and workers. Using hands-on learning activities and real-world applications, the text teaches readers how to determine the nature and extent of information needed to solve a problem, how to access the information effectively, how to evaluate the information found, how to use the information for a specific purpose, and how to effectively and legally communicate the information.
From the launching of America's first newspaper to YouTube's latest phone-videoed crime, the media has always been guilty of indulging America's obsession with controversy. This encyclopedia covers 100 events in world history from the 17th century to the present--moments that alone were major and minor, but ones that exploded in the public eye when the media stepped in. Topics covered include yellow journalism, the War of the Worlds radio broadcast, the Kennedy-Nixon debates, JFK's assassination, the Pentagon papers, and Hurricane Katrina. These are events that changed the way the media is used-not just as a tool for spreading knowledge, but as a way of shaping and influencing the opinions and reactions of America's citizens. Thanks to the media's representations of these events, history has been changed forever. From classified military plans that leaked out to the public to the first televised presidential debates to the current military tortures caught on tape, Breaking News will demonstrate not only an ever-evolving system of news reporting, but also the ways in which historical events have ignited the media to mold news in a way that resonates with America's public. This must-have reference work is ideal for journalism and history majors, as well as for interested general readers.Chapters are in chronological order, beginning with the 17th century. Each chapter starts with a brief introduction, followed by media event entries from that decade. Each entry explains the moment, and then delivers specific details regarding how the media covered the event, America's response to the coverage, and how the media changed history.
Readers everywhere know that nothing soothes the spirit like sinking into a really good book. If you're one of that happy band, you'll quickly recognize the authors of this inspired reading guide as kindred spirits. Here David and John Major have chosen one hundred books that can each be delightfully consumed in one quiet evening. Covering categories from fantasy to fiction, history to humor, mystery to memoir, this addictive volume features books to match all your moods--by both celebrated writers and gifted unknowns, including: * Russell Baker * Willa Cather * Raymond Chandler * F. Scott Fitzgerald * Graham Greene * Edith Hamilton * Dashiell Hammett * Helene Hanff * Ernest Hemingway * Patricia Highsmith * Shirley Jackson * Henry James * W. Somerset Maugham * Mary McCarthy * Walter Mosley * Vladimir Nabokov * Patrick O'Brian * Barbara Pym * Phillip Roth * Vikram Seth * Isaac Bashevis Singer * C. P. Snow * Dylan Thomas * Evelyn Waugh * Edith Wharton * Laura Ingalls Wilder * Virginia Woolf Each selection contains an entertaining discussion of what makes the book special, from an adventurous writing style to a unique sense of humor. The Majors also share insights about the authors and literary anecdotes, as well as recommend other gems on a similar subject or by the same author. A literary companion to relish and refer to again and again, 100 One-Night Reads is a masterpiece in its own right!
The ideal pairing guide for wines of every kind 100 Perfect Pairings shows you how to spice up your anytime gatherings with delicious, creative small plates that make perfect companions your favorite wines. For anyone who ever wished that they had more options to go with their Chardonnay or Merlot than just a cube of cheese, this book presents 100 cosmopolitan, yet accessible recipes that put typical finger foods to shame. From food writer and recipe developer Jill Silverman Hough, this book is packed with enticing appetizer options like Green Apple Caesar Salad and Peppercorn-Crusted Tuna. Organized by common wine varietals and illustrated with 40 lush color photos, 100 Perfect Pairings makes it a snap to match the perfect appetizer with your favorite wine. Includes 100 sophisticated and satisfying recipes without fancy jargon or hard-to-find ingredients Packaged in a small format that makes it perfect for gifts and for taking with you when you shop for food and wine Offers pairings for perennial favorites like Chardonnay and Merlot, as well as lesser-known varietals like Voignier and Gewurtztraminer Whether pairing with a white, a rose, or a red, 100 enticing recipes offer exciting alternatives to the run-of-the-mill cheese plate.
For decades, fans have known the secret identities and powers of the beautiful women found in the comic book universe. Now you can savor the visual delights of the 100 Sexiest Women of Comics. From Aspen and Catwoman to Sue Storm and Zatanna, we rank 'em--and tell you a bit about their comics careers in this eye-popping and revealing book. Face it, tiger--you just hit the jackpot!
Most people think there is little or nothing you can do to avoid Alzheimer's. But scientists know this is no longer true. In fact, prominent researchers now say that our best and perhaps only hope of defeating Alzheimer's is to prevent it. After best-selling author Jean Carper discovered that she had the major susceptibility gene for Alzheimer's, she was determined to find all the latest scientific evidence on how to escape it. She discovered 100 surprisingly simple scientifically tested ways to radically cut the odds of Alzheimer's, memory decline, and other forms of dementia. Did you know that vitamin B 12 helps keep your brain from shrinking? Apple juice mimics a common Alzheimer's drug? Surfing the internet strengthens aging brain cells? Ordinary infections and a popular anesthesia may trigger dementia? Meditating spurs the growth of new neurons? Exercise is like Miracle-Gro for your brain? Even a few preventive actions could dramatically change your future by postponing Alzheimer's so long that you eventually outlive it. If you can delay the onset of Alzheimer's for five years, you cut your odds of having it by half. Postpone Alzheimer's for ten years, and you'll most likely never live to see it. 100 Simple Things You Can Do to Prevent Alzheimer's will change the way you look at Alzheimer's and provide exciting new answers from the frontiers of brain research to help keep you and your family free of this heartbreaking disease.
An ordinary man's inspiring journey toward a simpler, more meaningful life. In 2008, average American family man Dave Bruno decided to unhook himself from the intravenous drip of consumerism that fueled his life by winnowing all his personal possessions down to just 100 things. Little did he realize that he would be igniting a grassroots movement-soon after Dave embarked on his journey, media around the world took notice and others started to follow his lead. A cause for pause, The 100 Thing Challenge is a response to the culture of materialism in America, one that has filled our lives with the constant and unsatisfactory desire for "more." Dave Bruno offers compelling anecdotes and practical advice to help readers live more meaningfully, simply by casting off the unnecessary "stuff" that clutters their lives. The 100 Thing Challenge is a golden opportunity to experience the positive changes that occur as you defiantly hop off the treadmill of consumerism.
Writer, editor, and literary agent Scott Edelstein has done it all--and now this industry insider brings his valuable secrets to both beginning and established writers. Covering everything from building writing skills to dealing with editors to starting a writing business, this all-important guide will get you started and point you in the right direction. With matter-of-fact advice and encouragement from an expert, you'll get the information, inspiration, and guidance you need to write your best and begin a successful writing career.
100 Top Picks for Homeschool Curriculum: Choosing the Right Curriculum and Approach for Your Child's Learning Styleby Cathy Duffy
A critical volume for the homeschooling community that helps parents make informed choices regarding learning styles and curriculum.
100 Ways to Take Better Portrait Photographs is a practical and informative guide to every aspect of portrait photography from informal pictures of family and friends to professional studio techniques. It contains: Straightforward, practical tips and advice Over 100 inspirational portrait photographs Invaluable digital manipulation techniques Whether you're earning a living as a professional portraitist or snapping informal social shots just for fun, this latest reference volume offers clearly presented advice on the many aspects of digital and film portraiture: Composition and posing Outdoor and studio portraits Fashion, glamour and beauty shots Group portraits - family, social, corporate and business
A comprehensive collection of one page synopses of 100 women of major importance in our history. Presents information in chronological order, contains timeline, and a trivia quiz. The book begins in 1503 BC and ends by telling the stories of women who are still making history.
This latest installment in the bestselling 100 Word series settles the score on 100 controversies and misconceptions about words with difficult or slippery pronunciations.
In addition to carefully choosing a well-balanced mix of terms from A to Z, the book balances straightforward vocabulary entries, such as bellicose, loquacious, and vehement, with words chosen directly from the disciplines of learning, such as parabola and hypotenuse from mathematics, gerrymander and enfranchise from civics, and photosynthesis and hemoglobin from biology. As a result, students often have an easier time with the list than adults, especially if they've been paying attention in their classes! The book also offers exercises at the end of the text to assist in the incorporation of the words into one's active vocabulary.
The 100 Year Lifestyle: Dr. Eric Plasker's Breakthrough Solution for Living Your Best Life--Every Day of Your Life!by Eric Plasker
If you knew you'd live to be 100, how would you change your life? You're probably thinking: There's no way I'm going to live to 100. I'm not sure I want to live that long, even if I could. But odds are, you will. And, while your parents and grandparents may have been blindsided by their longevity--and suffered for it--that doesn't have to happen to you. Aging can be a good thing--the opportunity to realize all of your dreams and establish a remarkable legacy--if you prepare for it. Based on Dr. Plasker's bestselling wellness system, The 100-Year Lifestyle(tm) reveals the secret to making the most of your extended lifespan. It gives you all you need to enjoy the highest quality of life as you age in years--without aging in body and mind. Your centennial is in reach with Dr. Plasker's ideas and methods for diet, nutrition, exercise, mental agility, creativity, finances, friends and family, work, community, and achieving a sense of purpose. Dr. Plasker's unique program for optimum health and happiness offers you the opportunity to customize your new 100-Year Lifestyle with: * Your 100-Year Lifestyle Assessment * Your Prime Time, Prep Time, Play Time Calendar * Your Personal Renewal Recipe * Your Personal Energy Inventory * Your Action Plan for Lifelong Change * Your 100-Year Balance Sheet and Income Statement With Dr. Plasker as your guide, you can make the 100-Year Lifestyle leap into the healthiest, happiest time of your life--every day for the rest of your life!
Over the next century, the world will see changes we can't even imagine. Advances in technology, shifts in demographics, and developments in global politics will all play a part in dramatically transforming our future. But this book is not about predicting the future-it's about understanding the principles that will shape it. Scores of youth-oriented church-planting movements have come and gone quickly over the last century, many of them with the potential to literally change the world for Christ. Unfortunately, most didn't survive because they were unable to maintain what made them so effective in their first twenty years. The same mission, values, and culture that inspire movements must also sustain them. Simple to say. Not so easy to do. 100 Years From Now explores the importance of understanding mission, values, and culture in order to grow and sustain a movement for generations. "100 Years from Now invites a truly global conversation on what the Spirit is saying to the churches about God's mission for every nation. " -Dr. Timoteo Gener, President and Professor of Theology, Asian Theological Seminary
Like 1,000 Films and 1,000 Books, 1,000 Songs to Change Your Life, the third book in the series, is a celebration of music's transformative power: how it shocks and soothes, frightens and comforts, amuses and appalls, but above all how it moves us, perhaps when we least expect it. Over the course of more than 30 essays and features, a hand-picked array of writers, critics and musicians will be exploring the songs that made a difference: to their lives, the lives of others and to music itself. Everyone's life has a soundtrack. What's yours?
A journalist explores how the FBI overlooked opportunities to stop the 9-11 terrorist attacks. His conclusions are based upon interviews and declassified documents.
For discerning bibliophiles and readers who enjoy unforgettable classic literature, this trove of reviews covers a century of memorable writing. Each entry is accompanied by an authoritative yet opinionated critical essay describing the importance and influence of the work in question.
This book is a cool guide for parents and teachers. It even has suggested sites to check out with your kids. You'll find it very helpful.
From the famous to the infamous, from the virtuous to the notorious, from Thomas Jefferson to Madonna, historian Axelrod profiles key figures in American politics, arts, science, business, religion, and popular culture. The brief profiles are arranged alphabetically, about three to a page, and describe each person's major contributions. The book's scope begins centuries before there was a United States and continues through the 21st century. Without a timeline, chronology, or categories, the book will probably be more comfortable on general reader's coffee tables than in students' backpacks. Annotation ©2007 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
They say that "There are no good men out there," but they're wrong. Men are everywhere-and author Elizabeth Shimer Bowers shows how you can find them in the unlikeliest ways: #210: Tour a brewery #946: Learn to sail #507, 30, or 31: Join a club like Mensa, Tall Club, or Toastmasters #470: Volunteer at an animal rescue #778: Become a tour guide at a local attraction #505: Attend a scotch-tasting night #768: Tag along to a friend's company picnic #398: Visit Pedro's South of the Border; Plus 991 other ways and places to find your Mr. Right! Not only will you learn the pros and cons of meeting men in the various venues, you can also use the handy rating scale to find out how much time each activity takes, whether you should bring a girlfriend along, and how much money (if any) you have to invest. You don't have to look very far to meet the man of your dreams. Your future plus-one could be as close as a few seats away on the subway, a few paces behind you in line at the movies, or right outside your own front door. So grab this book and go!
Documenting hundreds of potential money-making schemes, ploys, and backyard startups, learn how to make a quick buck - if you dare.
101 Best Businesses to Start: The Essential Sourcebook of Success Stories, Practical Advice, and the Hottest Ideas (3rd Edition)by Russell Roberts
To succeed in starting your own business you need real, innovative solutions. If you've ever thought of running your own business as an alternative to the corporate workplace or working for someone else, 101 Best Businesses to Start provides a wealth of practical advice, as well as the inspiration to make your dreams a reality. Each carefully selected entry includes a full business description, guidelines for start-up and operating costs, profit projections, working strategies and staffing needs, plus real-life stories that highlight both the challenges and the rewards of starting a business--as well as secrets for success.
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