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2005-2006 Accredited Institutions of Postsecondary Education

by Kenneth Von Alt

The list of accredited institutions and programs in this annual publication is complied from the organizations recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation and/or the US Department of Education. The material is organized into sections covering degree granting and non-degree granting institutions as well as accredited programs at other facilities, major institutional changes and candidates for accreditation. The index is thoroughly cross- referenced, facilitating any search for a particular institution. The entries are arranged alphabetically by state or by country in each of the sections. In addition to contact information and accreditation details, each entry includes, as applicable, information about the degrees offered, the type of calendar year, branch campuses and enrollment. Annotation ©2006 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

2009 Guide to Literary Agents®

by Chuck Sambuchino

Now, more than ever, in a market glutted with aspiring writers and a shrinking number of publishing houses, writers need someone familiar with the publishing scene to shepherd their manuscript to the right person. Completely updated annually,Guide to Literary Agentsprovides names and specialties for more than 800 individual agents around the United States and the world. The 2009 edition includes more than 85 pages of original articles on everything you need to know including how to submit to agents, how to avoid scams and what an agent can do for their clients.

2009 Songwriter's Market®

by Greg Hatfield

Songwriter's Market is packed with insider information about the music industry that can spell the difference between success and failure. You'll find support and encouragement through listings for support organizations, online resources, as well as articles and interviews with industry insiders. With completely updated listings for music publishers, record companies, managers, booking agents, and record producers, as well as information about how the music industry works and how to protect yourself from the scam artists of the industry, this helpful guide is every musician's best friend.

2009 Writer's Market®

by Robert Lee Brewer

For 88 years, Writer's Market has given fiction and nonfiction writers the information they need to sell their work--from completely up-to-date listings to exclusive interviews with successful writers. The 2009 edition provides all this and more with over 3,500 listings for book publishers, magazines and literary agents, in addition to a completely updated freelance rate chart. In addition to the thousands of market listings, writers will find up-to-date information on becoming a successful freelancer covering everything from writing query letters to launching a freelance business, and more.

201 Best Questions To Ask On Your Interview

by John Kador

To really shine in your job interview and get that dream job, the questions you ask must be at least as memorable as the answers you give. Today it's the questions you ask that set you apart from the dozens-even hundreds-of qualified candidates competing for your job. Make your questions demonstrate that you are a superstar, a world-class candidate who will add significant value to the job from Day One. 201 Best Questions to Ask on Your Interview arms you with the questions and techniques you need to nail this most crucial part of the interview process. Packed with 201 proven questions, including examples of some of the smartest and dumbest interview questions from hundreds of recruiters, job coaches, hiring managers, and Fortune 500 human resource professionals, this hands-on guide gives you the edge you need.

2012 Novel & Short Story Writer's Market

by Adria Haley

For more than 30 years,Novel & Short Story Writer's Market has provided aspiring authors with the most complete and up-to-date information they need on publishing their work. This edition is the best yet, with more than 1,500 listings and more editorial content than ever before / With interviews and articles from industry insiders on pertinent topics like the importance of developing your prose style, creating a voice and authentic dialogue appropriate to your genre, strategies for self-publishing, and tips and tools to help you manage the time you spend on perfecting your craft. You also gain access to: Thorough indexes that make choosing the best potential markets easier

2013 Children's Writer's & Illustrator's Market

by Chuck Sambuchino

Now in its 25th edition,CWIM is the definitive publishing guide for anyone who seeks to write or illustrate for kids and young adults. Inside you'll find more than 650 listings for children's book markets (publishers, agents, magazines and more) - including a point of contact, how to properly submit your work, and what categories they're looking for. You'll also find: Profiles of debut authors who succeeded, as well as interviews with acclaimed novelists such as Garth Nix (The Old Kingdom and Seventh Tower series), Tamora Pierce (Song of the Lioness series) and Marissa Meyer (Cinder) A special roundup with more than 20 SCBWI advisors worldwide who share their best advice on how to get your children's book published and break out In-depth articles on topics such as picture book pacing, illustration, query letters, finding and agent, social media, craft and voice, writers' conferences and more!

2013 Songwriter's Market

by Roseann Biederman

It's an exciting time to be a songwriter, especially if you have an entrepreneurial spirit. Whether you're a perfoming or nonperforming songwriter, chances are that your primary goals are perfecting your craft and maximizing your work's visibility. For 36 years,Songwriter's Market has provided the most complete and up-to-date information songwriters need to place their songs with the music publishers, record companies, record producers, managers, booking agents, music firms and more. This comprehensive guide provides you with all the tools you need to launch, manage, and advance your songwriting career. In the 2013 edition, you'll also gain access to: Newly updated information about submitting your songs over the internet, and registering your copyright online / Hundreds of songwriting placement opportunities / Power-packed articles on taking charge of your career - including how to navigate the constantly evolving world of social media and discover alternative routes to songwriting success / Listings for songwriting organizations, conferences, workshops, retreats, colonies, contests, and venues (a helpful tool for indie artists booking their own tours). The outlook has never been brighter for launching your career, building your fan base, and distributing your songs - on your own terms. Take charge of your songwriting career today with the 2013 Songwriter's Market. PLEASE NOTE: Free subscriptions are NOT included with the e-book edition of this title.

24 Karat Etiquette

by Lisa Gache

In Beverly Hills, fame and wealth can buy everything--except class, grace, and sophistication. In 24 Karat Etiquette, Lisa Gaché offers a behind-the-scenes look at Beverly Hills residents' unique social dilemmas through the eyes of an etiquette expert, tasked with transforming her awkward, boorish, and sometimes challenging clients into social virtuosos. Not only does Lisa rule the roost at her in-town manners school, but her services are also in demand across the globe. From Saudi princesses to Oscar winners, talent agents to intelligence operatives, child actresses, butlers, and football players, Lisa has amassed an astounding roster over the years.In today's technological world, Lisa counsels clients on more than their table manners. Thanks to the explosion of social media, netiquette is a vital new discipline. If a tweet hits the fan, it doesn't matter if you're a "nobody" or a "somebody"; repercussions are real and sometimes devastating.Everyone, regardless of their proximity to the Hollywood stars, can pick up something to apply to their own lives through the stories Lisa shares about her experiences with her most amusing, clueless, and stubborn clients. The inquiries never cease to amaze her.Teaching an Oscar nominee how to successfully navigate the red carpetInstructing sixty sorority girls how to use a fork and knife properlyTutoring a child actress requiring formal instruction on interacting with "normal" peopleCounseling an overnight rags-to-riches success story without a clue how to fit inTraining soldiers specializing in interrogation how to assimilate back to their home lives

300 Best Jobs Without A Four-Year Degree

by Stephanie Koutek Susan Pines

Good news for people without a four-year degree who are seeking a new or different job: The authors have sorted through the latest government job data and selected the 300 best jobs that don't require a four-year degree. Each of these jobs has high earnings, good growth potential, or many job openings. For example: *The #1 job with the best combination of pay, growth, and number of openings that doesn't require a four-year degree is Registered Nurse. It has average annual earnings of $46,410, is growing at a 25.6 percent rate, and has 140,000 openings per year. *Among the best jobs requiring moderate-term on-the-job training are Advertising Sales Agent (#1), Correctional Officer and Jailer (#4), and Roofer (#7). *The job with the highest percentage of self-employed workers that doesn't require a four-year degree is Real Estate Sales Agent (69.4%). Who Can Benefit from This Book? *People interested in exploring new, better-paying, or more interesting career options requiring less than a four-year college degree *Students researching and planning for future training and careers *Teachers and counselors helping students, graduates, and job seekers. Discover the best jobs for you in two steps! Browse the best jobs lists in Part I to find the jobs that interest you most. Then look up their information-packed descriptions in Part II for more details on earnings, growth, education or training needed, job tasks, and much more.

365 Amazing Days in Sports

by David Fischer

Presents amazing sports happenings for every day of the year. 365 Amazing Days in Sports tells you about many of the biggest moments in sports and when they happened. This book will give you daily doses of amazing sports trivia to last the whole year long.

5000 Episodes and No Commercials: The Ultimate Guide to TV Shows on DVD

by David Hofstede

Groundbreaking! Does for TV shows what Leonard Maltin's guides do for movies! Forget movies! Sales of TV DVDs are outpacing all other categories, according to Video Store magazine. The Simpsons, 24, Lost, Desperate Housewives, Alias, even old chestnuts like Columbo and Home Improvement are blowing out of the stores as fans and collectors rush to buy their favorite shows, compact and complete. How do buyers know which shows are the best, which season contains that favorite moment, which episode features that guest star? They don't--not without their trusty copy of 5,000 Episodes No Commercials which gives full information on every sitcom and drama released on DVD, whether in season-by-season sets, individual episodes, best-of compilations, specials, or made-for-TV movies. Almost 500 pages of listings include year of original airing, information on audio and video quality, extras, Easter eggs, and more. Every couch potato is sure to heave up off the sofa just long enough to buy 5,000 Episodes No Commercials!

The 99 Critical Shots in Pool: Everything You Need to Know to Learn and Master the Game

by Ray Martin Rosser Reeves

Thirtieth anniversary edition out in 2007! World Champion Pool Player Ray "Cool Cat" Martin shares his secrets for playing winner's pool in this classic book, now with a new introduction by the author. Written with co-author Rosser Reeves three decades ago, The 99 Critical Shots in Pool remains one of the most authoritative guides to the game ever written. Over 200 illustrations show the proper form, technique, and approach to shots such as: * The Center Ball Cheat-the-Pocket * The Hook Shot * The Seven Ball Stop Shot * The Jump Shot * The Frozen Kiss Shot * The Nudge Shot * The Side Pocket By-Pass Shot. Ray Martin, a Billiards Congress of America Hall of Fame inductee, is one of only seven players in the twentieth century to win three or more world titles. He co-wrote this book with Rosser Reeves in 1976.

The A To Z Encyclopedia Of Serial Killers

by Harold Schechter David Everitt

Serial killers have never enjoyed a firmer grip on the nation's imagination. A steady stream of horrific crimes have made serial murder a subject of both tabloid attention and serious study. With hundreds of entries spanning the entire spectrum of serial murder, this comprehensive resource examines these shocking crimes, and their infamous practicioners, from every angle. Image descriptions are included.

The Abacus Made Easy: A Simplified Manual for Teaching the Cranmer Abacus (second edition)

by Mae E. Davidow

From the book: At Overbrook, [School for the Blind] Dr. Davidow was instrumental in establishing the use of the Cranmer Abacus as a part of the regular curriculum. Her enthusiasm for this pioneer method of teaching mathematics led others to adopt the use of the abacus. In her role as coordinating teacher, she worked with the members of the Mathematics Department and the results were highly successful. Hopeful that this success at Overbrook might be experienced by many teachers elsewhere, she was encouraged to write this manual. Her goal was to write a clear, simple manual which could be used by teachers or students. This book represents her achievement.

ABA Compendium of Professional Responsibility Rules and Standards

by John P. Sahl Susan Saab Fortney Arthur F. Greenbaum Andrew M. Perlman [et al.]

Compendium of Professional Responsibility Rules and Standards collates the essential ethical materials needed by law practitioners in their daily duties. This book presents the ABA model Rules for Professional conduct aiding students as they explore their new profession and the legal scholars as they analyse the changes in their professional field.

Abiotic Disorders of Landscape Plants: A Diagnostic Guide

by Laurence R. Costello Edward J. Perry Nelda P. Matheny J. Michael Henry Pamela M. Geisel

Landscape plants can be injured by biotic and abiotic agents. This book focuses on abiotic disorders such as water deficits, aeration deficits, nutritional deficiencies, specific ion toxicities, pH-related problems, and herbicide injury.

Access Cookbook, 2nd Edition

by Andy Baron Ken Getz Paul Litwin

Not a reference book, and not a tutorial either, the new second edition of the highly regarded Access Cookbook is an uncommonly useful collection of solutions to problems that Access users and developers are likely to face as they attempt to build increasingly complex applications.<P> Although using any single "recipe" in the book will more than pay back the cost of the book in terms of both hours saved and frustration thwarted, Access Cookbook, Second Edition is much more than a handy assortment of cut-and-paste code.<P> Each of the "recipes" examine a particular problem--problems that commonly occur when you push the upper limits of Access, or ones that are likely to trip up a developer attempting to design a more elegant Access application--even some things you never knew Access could do. The authors then, in a clear, accessible, step-by-step style, present the problems' solution. Following each "recipe" are insights on how Access works, potential pitfalls, interesting programming techniques that are used in the solution, and how and why the solution works, so you can adapt the problem-solving techniques to other similar situations. <P> Fully updated for Access 2003, Access Cookbook, Second Edition is also one of the first books to thoroughly explore new support for .NET managed code and XML. All of the practical, real-world examples have been tested for compatibility with Access 2003, Windows XP, and Windows Server 2003. This updated new edition also covers Access and SharePoint, Access and SmartTags, Access and .NET; and Access and XML. <P> Access power users and programmers at all levels, from the relatively inexperienced to the most sophisticated, will rely on the Access Cookbook for quick solutions to gnarly problems. With a dog-eared copy of Access Cookbook at your side, you can spend your time and energy where it matters most: working on the interesting facets of your Access application, not just the time-consuming ones.

Access Data Analysis Cookbook

by Ken Bluttman Wayne S. Freeze

If you have large quantities of data in a Microsoft Access database, and need to study that data in depth, this book is a data cruncher's dream. Access Data Analysis Cookbook offers practical recipes to solve a variety of common problems that users have with extracting Access data and performing calculations on it. Each recipe includes a discussion on how and why the solution works.<P> Whether you use Access 2007 or an earlier version, this book will teach you new methods to query data, different ways to move data in and out of Access, how to calculate answers to financial and investment issues, and more. Learn how to apply statistics to summarize business information, how to jump beyond SQL by manipulating data with VBA, how to process dates and times, and even how to reach into the Excel data analysis toolkit. Recipes demonstrate ways to:<P> * Develop basic and sophisticated queries <P> * Apply aggregate functions, custom functions, regular expressions, and crosstabs <P> * Apply queries to perform non-passive activities such as inserting, updating, and deleting data <P> * Create and manipulate tables and queries programmatically <P> * Manage text-based data, including methods to isolate parts of a string and ways to work with numbers that are stored as text <P> * Use arrays, read and write to the Windows registry, encrypt data, and use transaction processing <P> * Use the FileSystemObject, use XML with XSLT, communicate with SQL Server, and exchange data with other Office products <P> * Find answers from time-based data, such as how to add time, count elapsed time, work with leap years, and how to manage time zones in your calculations <P> * Deal with business and finance problems, including methods for calculating depreciation, loan paybacks, and Return on Investment (ROI) <P> * Explore statistical techniques, such as frequency, variance, kurtosis, linear regression, combinations and permutations<P> Access Data Analysis Cookbook is a one-stop-shop for extracting nuggets of valuable information from your database, and anyone with Access experience will benefit from these tips and techniques, including seasoned developers. If you want to use your data, and not just store it, you'll find this guide indispensable.

According To Hoyle

by Richard L. Frey

OFFICIAL RULES OF MORE THAN 200 POPULAR GAMES OF SKILL AND CHANCE WITH EXPERT ADVICE ON WINNING PLAY

ACSM's Exercise Management For Persons With Chronic Diseases And Disabilities (3rd Edition)

by Geoffrey Moore Scott Roberts American College of Sports Medicine Staff J. Larry Durstine Patricia S. Painter

Now in its third edition, ACSM's Exercise Management for Persons With Chronic Diseases and Disabilities offers both exercise and health professionals the latest research and applications for integrating exercise into the treatment of 49 chronic diseases and disabilities. This reference was developed by the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) and written by contributors with significant clinical and research experience in exercise programming for people with chronic conditions. ACSM's Exercise Management for Persons With Chronic Diseases and Disabilities, Third Edition,contains tools to assist in the coordination of exercise within an integrated model of patient care. The updated edition presents a framework for determining functional capacity in persons with chronic diseases and disabilities and offers guidance in developing appropriate exercise programming to optimize functional capacity and reduce the compounding effects of exercise intolerance. Unlike textbooks on special populations, ACSM's Exercise Management for Persons With Chronic Diseases and Disabilities provides an overview of exercise management and addresses a wider spectrum of chronic diseases and disabilities. A consistent and concise format allows readers quick access to the pathology of interest, training and response to exercise, management of medications, and recommendations and special considerations of exercise testing and programming. Within the text, diseases and disorders are organized into six sections: cardiovascular; pulmonary; metabolic; orthopedic; neuromuscular; and cognitive, psychological, and sensory. Information presented for each of the 49 conditions is based on the most current clinical research. The third edition includes an added color and contains new chapters on metabolic syndrome, stress and neuropsychiatric disorders, multiple chronic conditions, and fibromyalgia. Information on professional preparation in serving patients with chronic diseases or disabilities has also been added. In addition, reformatted tables provide quicker reference for testing and prescription data. Recommended readings found at the end of the book offer resources for more in-depth study. The text also includes case studies for each condition. These cases, drawn from the contributor's clinical practice, illustrate how scientific research and clinical experience can combine in the development of an informed program of care for each patient. Case studies follow a set format, beginning with an overview and a subjective objective assessment plan (SOAP) report, followed by an exercise program and a follow-up statement for select cases. ACSM's Exercise Management for Persons With Chronic Diseases and Disabilities, Third Edition,presents exercise as a viable component in the care and treatment of chronic disease and disability and offers guidance for appropriate exercise prescription that can positively affect functional capacity and slow or prevent exercise intolerance. As the prescription of exercise for persons with chronic conditions increases, exercise and health professionals require the appropriate data and tools to serve these individuals. ACSM's Exercise Management for Persons With Chronic Diseases and Disabilities will assist professionals in translating the science of exercise physiology into the art of practicing exercise medicine.

Acting: An International Encyclopedia

by Beth Osnes

Expanding beyond the conventional western concept of theater, the reference explores current and historical rituals, festivals, and performances from countries and cultures around the world; contributions of women to acting and the performing arts; and cinema and the film industry. The cross-referencing is extensive, and entry-specific references augment the general bibliography.

Acts (The New American Commentary, v. 26)

by John B. Polhill

THE NEW AMERICAN COMMENTARY is for the minister or Bible student who wants to understand and expound the Scriptures. Notable features include: * commentary based on THE NEW INTERNATIONAL VERSION; * the NIV text printed in the body of the commentary; * sound scholarly methodology that reflects capable research in the original languages; * interpretation that emphasizes the theological unity of each book and of Scripture as a whole; * readable and applicable exposition.

Adler's Philosophical Dictionary

by Mortimer J. Adler

The terms and concepts that have simulated thinkers from Aristotle onward come to life in the latest work by the man TIME magazine has called "America's philosopher for everyman". Is the human soul immortal? What does it mean to know something? What is the nature of erotic love? Adler examines these questions as well as many others with his trademark clarity, rigor, and common sense.

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