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Every amateur astronomer has at least heard of the many different catalogs of deep-sky objects; the most well known are the Messier, the Caldwell, the Herschel, and the NGC. All of these catalogs are, in general, readily available, but very few amateur observers are in a position to choose the best catalog for their particular deep-sky observing program, know how to use the catalog, or even realize just how many there are out there! The Amateur Astronomer's Guide to the Deep-sky Catalogs is a single compilation of the historical and modern astronomical deep-sky catalogs. It discusses their origins, compares what's in them, explains how to interpret the data they contain, and even outlines how readers can create suitable 'custom' catalogs for their own use. The last section provides a set of three deep-sky catalogs created by the author, for observers of different levels of experience, from newcomer to expert.
The first comprehensive reference volume to cover what is surely the most influential political and intellectual movement of the last half century. This encyclopedia contains substantive entries of up to two thousand words on those persons, events, organizations, and concepts of major importance to postwar American conservatism.
A comprehensive collection of entries, essays, and primary source documents emphasizing the importance of economic policy in all aspects of life in the United States.
This book tracks the growth of environmental awareness and conservation in the United States through the major trends of the 20th century, and establishes a philosophical ground for protection of the environment. It records a major cultural shift in the thinking of this nation, and provides guidelines for its continuation.
The American Film Institute Desk Reference is the most comprehensive book on filmmaking. It provides detailed information on the world of film, its history and its personalities.
An reference book including an A-Z vocabulary listing, a thesaurus, and special sections on synonyms, word histories, vocabulary builders, and phonics.
How do you choose the best word for a sentence? The American Heritage(R) Children's Thesaurus has a wide range of entries and carefully selected synonyms which will add color and precision to writing at every level. With its innovative design, The American Heritage(R) Children's Thesaurus encourages students to distinguish among an array of synonyms by testing each word against an example sentence. Synonyms are grouped according to meaning and usage, helping students learn to think analytically and to be selective. This unique book will expand children's vocabularies while teaching them valuable new word skills. Features include more than 35,000 synonyms, a clear sample sentence for every sense of every entry, lively full-color photographs throughout, and more than 100 antonyms and word-group features.
This comprehensive sourcebook provides a systematic, unbiased comparison of the predominant medical traditions and presents, in an easy-to-understand format, everything a lay person needs to know to understand the differences, strengths, and limitations of each approach.
Hombs (of the Massachusetts Housing and Shelter Alliance) offers a collection of reference materials that provide information on the pervasive problem of homelessness in the United States. Nine chapters offer a chronology of the homeless problem, brief biographical sketches of 20 people who have had an effect on homeless policy and research, statistical information, documents and government reports, legislation from the U.S. and Europe written to address the problem, a list of print and nonprint resources, and a directory of organizations and government agencies. Also included is a brief analysis and discussion of the problem, comparing Europe and the United States.
American Horticultural Society A to Z Encyclopedia of Garden Plants is a comprehensive, detailed, and illustrated alphabetical guide to some 15,000 ornamental plants and an essential reference for all gardeners and horticulturists. Easy to Use Plants are arranged alphabetically by their botanical names for fast, straightforward access, and previous names and common names appear as cross-references throughout the main text.
Faced with limiting his coverage to less than 300 people, Carey (US history and western civilization, Lynchburg College and Central Virginia Community College) had little trouble including the famous figures that would be expected in such an account. After that, he strove to represent all categories of American life in order to demonstrate that people from all backgrounds have been and therefore can be successful innovators and visionaries in business. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
"American Jewish Landmarks" contains valuable historical data on all 50 states, Washington, D.C., Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands; and is required reading for people interested in the Jewish landmarks of the United States and her territorial possessions. It is also worth bearing in mind that this book is more than a manual for the tourist, it is an important book for students of American Jewish history.
American Landlord Law - the most reliable source of landlord-tenant information available provided by the nation's leading tenant screening company, AmerUSA.net. Every states' most common landlord-tenant laws (including D.C.'s) have been referenced in a manner that can be easily read and understand, a user-friendly style inherent to every book in this Everything U Need to Know... series.
The latest edition features an expanded chapter on legal and ethical concerns in publishing. Readers will also find an extensive chapter on statistics, a completely updated chapter on nomenclature, new policies for eponyms and numbers styles, a larger references section, an expanded discussion of inclusive language and abbreviations, and a larger section on figures and tables. A new section on typography is also featured, along with current information on electronic publishing, encompassing rapid changes affecting the publishing environment. End-of-chapter references make the book easier to use, and the entire text is reviewed by more than 70 editors for accuracy and dependability.
American Revolution 100: The Battles, People, and Events of the American War for Independence, Ranked by Their Significanceby Michael Lee Lanning
A controversial ranking of the Revolution's biggest battles, events, and leaders. The American Revolution 100 brings you onto the charred battlefields and inside the maneuverings of the war that produced America. In comprehensive fashion it explains, analyzes, and ranks the war's most significant events, leaders, and battles according to their importance. Celebrated veteran and military expert Michael Lee Lanning introduces the war's various causes and primary players. The 100 ranked entries that follow include bloody battles, outspoken politicians, military heroes, causes of the conflict, and monumental events. The War of Independence pitted king against colonialist, monarchy against democracy. Men risked execution for treason in order to bring about the model government that would inspire a world. The American Revolution 100 brings to life its battles, people, and events, including maps and illustrations.
The American Revolution 100: The Battles, People, and Events of the American War for Independence, Ranked by Their Significanceby Michael Lanning
Experience the defining moments of the war that gave birth to America. The American Revolution 100 brings to life the monumental moments, bloody battles, and influential leaders who gave birth to a great nation. In comprehensive fashion, decorated veteran and military expert Michael Lee Lanning ranks and analyzes the war's most significant events, showing how each affected the outcome. Relive the memorable battles, when a country of citizen-farmers prepared themselves to take on the mightiest army in the world. Learn about the remarkable figures and forces of the time, and decide for yourself: Who influenced the revolution more--John Adams, Benjamin Franklin, or John Paul Jones? Was the Battle of Yorktown more pivotal than the Battle of Trenton? Was The Declaration of Independence more important to the revolution than Thomas Paine's Common Sense? Read the stories of Henry Knox, Thomas Sumter, American militias, and December 26, 1776, and let your own debates begin... Praise for Michael Lee Lanning's history books: "Easily accessible... Recommended reference for the aficionado and the uninitiated alike." ForeWord magazine. "Unusual and even witty insights also abound." Publishers Weekly.
From the book: Public speeches have profoundly shaped American history and culture, transforming not only our politics but also our language and our sense of national identity. This volume collects the unabridged texts of 83 eloquent and dramatic speeches delivered by 45 American public figures between 1865 and 1997, beginning with Abraham Lincoln's last speech on Reconstruction and ending with Bill Clinton's heartfelt tribute to the Little Rock Nine. During this period American political oratory continued to evolve, as a more conversational style, influenced by the intimacy of radio and television, emerged alongside traditional forms of rhetoric. Included are speeches on Reconstruction by Thaddeus Stevens and African-American congressman Robert Brown Elliott, Frederick Douglass's brilliant oration on Abraham Lincoln, and Oliver Wendell Holmes's "touched with fire" Memorial Day Address. Speeches by Robert Ingersoll and William Jennings Bryan capture the fervor of 19th-century political conventions, while Theodore Roosevelt and Carl Schurz offer opposing views on imperialism. Ida B. Wells and Mary Church Terrell denounce the cruelty of lynching and the injustice of Jim Crow; Susan B. Anthony, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, and Carrie Chapman Catt advocate the enfranchisement of women; and Woodrow Wilson and Henry Cabot Lodge present conflicting visions of the League of Nations. Also included are wartime speeches by George Patton and Dwight Eisenhower; an address on the atomic bomb by J. Robert Oppenheimer; Richard Nixon's "Checkers Speech"; Malcolm X's "The Ballot or the Bullet"; Barry Goldwater's speech to the 1964 Republican convention; Mario Savio urging Berkeley students to stop "the machine"; Barbara Jordan defending the Constitution during Watergate; and an extensive selection of speeches by Franklin Roosevelt, Martin Luther King, John F. Kennedy, and Ronald Reagan. Ted Widmer, editor, is t
Largemouth, smallmouth or stripers--bass of all varieties are the number one sport fish across the country, and in America's Best Bass Fishing veteran angler and outdoor writer Steve Price points the way to the very best places to catch them.
The job descriptions and other information in this book are based on extensive research by the U.S. Department of Labor. The well-written text covers all major jobs held by about 90 percent of the workforce. Each description is packed with details, including skills required, education and training needed, working conditions, salaries, advancement opportunities, future growth, related jobs, and much more. This book's content offers practical information for career planning in an easy-to-use format. You can use the table of contents to quickly identify jobs that interest you. You will find all major occupations listed there and arranged within groups of similar jobs. And the "Tomorrow's Jobs" section provides a brief, helpful overview of labor market and industry trends. The right job can make an enormous difference in your career success and satisfaction. Whether you're exploring career or educational options, looking for a new job, or advancing in your career, this book will help. Employers, career counselors, and other professionals can also use its authoritative content for determining average wages, writing job descriptions, and accomplishing other important purposes.
America's Top Jobs for People Without a Four-Year Degree describes 190 major occupations that do not require a four-year degree. Knowing more about these jobs can help you plan your training and education, make a career choice or change, or find work with higher pay and more advancement potential. Each description includes details about the following: Significant Points Nature of the Work Working Conditions Employment Training, Other Qualifications, and Advancement Job Outlook Earnings Related Occupations Sources of Additional Information
This A-Z encyclopedia provides carefully selected entries covering the people, events, and concepts relevant to Andrew Johnson's life.
Anthology of Modern American Poetry contains more than 750 poems by 161 American poets, including many who have not been anthologized before.
All major living faiths express their teachings in the form of writing. Van Voorst (Western Theological Seminary) surveys twelve of the most prominent, focusing on their texts and what they say about the nature of life, what came before and what comes after, the relationship with the divine, and how one should live with those in and out of the faith. He covers Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism, Sikhism, Confucianism, Taoism, Shinto, Zoroastrianism, Judaism, Christianity, Islam, and newer movements such as Baha'i, Christian Science, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, and the Unification Church. Van Voorst gives contexts to each selection of scripture through the faiths' history, teaching, organization, ethics, and ritual, provides material from supporting texts, and includes a glossary and a review of the scriptures in film. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc. , Portland, OR (booknews. com)
More people write for The Associated Press than for any newspaper in the world, and writers--nearly two million of them--have bought more copies of the AP Stylebook than of any other journalism reference. It provides facts and references for reporters, and defines usage, spelling, and grammar for editors. There are separate sections for journalists specializing in sports and business, and complete guidelines for how to write photo captions, file copy over the wire, proofread text, handle copyrights, and avoid libel. This edition of the AP Stylebook keeps pace with world events, common usage, and AP procedures.
The style of the Associated Press is the gold standard of news writing. With The AP Stylebook in hand, you can learn to write with the clarity and professionalism for which the Associated Press is 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. New entries include anti-spyware, high-definition, iPhone, outsourcing, podcast, text messaging, social networking, snail mail, WMD and Wikipedia. You'll also find answers to such widespread questions as: How should bankruptcy and mergers and acquisitions be covered? When should the names of government bodies or businesses 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? What constitutes "fair use"? How should box scores for baseball games be filed, and how should sports terms like mini camp and wild card be used 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.
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