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Pocket Thesaurus (Special Abridged Edition)

by John Bollard

The Scholastic Pocket Thesaurus is an innovative, easy-to-use title created for the many kids who get frustrated when they try to use a thesaurus. If they look up a word and "it's not there," many students will give up rather than turn to the indexes in the back of their books to redirect their searches. The Scholastic Pocket Thesaurus's innovative same-page index solves this problem.

A Pocketful of History: Four Hundred Years of America One State Quarter at a Time

by Jim Noles

A HISTORY-RICH LOOK at the coins in your pocket-the fifty state quarters-and what they tell us about "changing" America Our past is all around us-even in the spare change jangling in your purse or pocket. For the past decade, the United States Mint has offered America a pocketful of history through its popular 50 State Quarters® Program. When the final quarters are released, thousands of us will have collected these commemorative coins, one for each state and territory in the Union. But what can we learn about our country's stories and lore from a mere $12.50 in state quarters? Jim Noles's fascinating book, A Pocketful of History, looks at each quarter in turn to answer these curious questions . . . * Who is Caesar Rodney and why is he riding a horse on Delaware's quarter? * What is the real history behind Abraham Lincoln's political career in his home state Illinois? * What happened to New Hampshire's symbol, the "Old Man in the Mountain," three years after its quarter was minted? * What famous racecourse is memorialized on the quarter from the state known as the "Crossroads of America"? Congress recently extended the program to include six additional quarters for Washington, D.C., and the affiliated territories of the United States, to be released in 2009. Why is Pennsylvania known a the Keystone State? Why did California choose to honor preservationist John Muir rather than a mining '49er? . . . and many, many more. A Pocketful of History tells the story behind each state's quarter-how each state chose its design; what is important about the people, scenes, and themes depicted on the coins; and what the collection tells us about ourselves. It's an entertaining and enlightening journey through four hundred years of America in twenty-five-cent doses.

Political Handbook of the World 2005-2006

by Arthur S. Banks Thomas C. Muller William R. Overstreet

For almost eighty years, researchers seeking governmental and political information on countries around the globe have turned to Political Handbook of the World for the most authoritative and complete presentation of facts and analysis. CQ Press welcomes this renowned publication to its list of acclaimed reference sources, bringing its many current devotees - and future users - a new edition for 2005-2006, with a commitment to continuing the editorial integrity that has become the hallmark of this resource since its initial publication in 1928.

The Population of the United States (3rd edition)

by Richard E. Barrett Donald J. Bogue Douglas L. Anderton

This third edition, written with two new coauthors, combines 1990 census data with information from the Current Population Survey, the National Health Interview Survey, and numerous other sources, even including demographic data not available in any other published source.

Portraits of Bible Men, Volume 2: Revised Edition with Discussion Questions for Individual or Group Study

by George Matheson

Learn about David, Solomon, Job, Elisha, Elijah, Lot, Ishmael, Melchizedek, Caleb, Aaron, Balaam, Boaz, and Gideon. A beautifully written and inspirational book, which is excellent for group study or personal devotions.

The Power of Film

by Howard Suber

This book examines the patterns and principles that make films popular and memorable, and will be useful both for those who want to create films and for those who just want to understand them better.

Practical Guide to the Runes

by Lisa Peschel

A Practical Guide to the Runes Rune Magick: A Powerful Force for Guidance, Protection, and Luck EIHWAZ the yew, URUZ the wild ox, KENAZ the hearth fire. Created by the Nordic and Germanic tribes of northern Europe, the runes began as a magickal system of pictographs representing the forces and objects in nature. This guidebook will help you discover the oracular nature of the runes and how to use them as a magickal tool for insight, protection, and luck. Practical and concise, this book includes: - Complete descriptions of the twenty-four runes of the Elder Futhark, plus WYRD, the blank rune - The differences between bindrunes and runescripts - Four rune layouts and detailed rune interpretations, including reversed position meanings - How to carve runes and create talismans - Meanings and uses of the runes in magick

Prescription for Nutritional Healing: The A-to-Z Guide to Supplements

by Phyllis A. Balch

This book gives information on all the most important supplements available today. It details what a particular supplement is, what forms it comes in and how to use it, as well as when not to use it.

Presidents: A Biographical Dictionary

by Neil R. Hamilton

The president of the United States is a highly visible public figure, a bearer of immense responsibility, and the subject of intense scrutiny. He is held accountable for war, economic depression, domestic strife, national security, partisan politics, and overseas conflict. Presidents: A Biographical Dictionary closely examines the hopes and disappointments, the victories and defeats, and the integrity and weaknesses of the men who have held this office. Each of the profiles presented in this book traces the points at which presidential character, the exercise of power, and external events intersect. Presidents presents information suitable for exploratory research or for a casual reading of the history of the United States's chief executives and their legacies. Presidents contains 4 biographies and portraits of all the presidents, a chronology of the life of each president, suggested further reading about each president, an appendix that presents personal facts about the presidents, election results, and details of the presidential cabinets, a general bibliography and an index. Neil A. Hamilton holds a Ph.D. in history from the University of Tennessee and an M.A. and B.A. in history from the University of Miami. He is currently a professor of history at Spring Hill College in Mobile, Alabama. A member of the Author's Guild, Hamilton is the author or coauthor of eight nonfiction books, including The ABC-Clio Companion to the 1960s Counterculture in America and Militias in America: A Reference Handbook.

Pretrial (Eighth Edition)

by Thomas A. Mauet

Pretrial achieved leading stature through its clear, concise,well-organized presentation of pretrial preparation by one of the country's leading experts on trial techniques. An effective systematic approach organizes pretrial planning and preparation into a series ofdistinct steps students can readily master. Litigation files from ahypothetical case, complete with sample documentation and paperwork,take students through each stage of a civil case. (Aspen Coursebook Series)

Primal Myths: Creation Myths Around the World

by Barbara C. Sproul

A fascinating, respectful and comparative look at the way in which different cultures explain our being, our relationship to one another, how we relate to Nature and how we relate to the Ones who are at the center of our creation stories. An excellent reference for those interested in world views and religions.

Primary Sources: Selected Writings on Color from Aristotle to Albers

by Patricia Sloane

A selection of writings about color.

A Primer of Drug Action: A Comprehensive Guide to the Actions, Uses, and Side Effects of Psychoactive Drugs (11th edition)

by Robert M. Julien

A definitive guide to the pharmacology of drugs that affect the mind and behavior with over 40% new research citations. A clearer and current presentation on the mechanisms of drug action, etiologies of major psychological disorders, rationales for drug treatment, and the uses of psychopharmacology in patient care.

The Principal's Quick-Reference Guide to School Law: Reducing Liability Litigation and Other Potential Legal Tangles (2nd Edition)

by Dennis R. Dunklee Robert J. Shoop

Offering a resource on translating school law into practice, this title is useful as a day-to-day reference guide of school law in modern times. It helps school administrators find important legal guidance for issues that include: staff selection and evaluation; student rights and discipline; and more.

Private Secondary Schools

by Peterson's

Peterson's Private Secondary Schools is everything parents need to find the right private secondary school for their child. This valuable resource allows students and parents to compare and select from more that 1,500 schools in the U.S. and Canada, and around the world. Schools featured include independent day schools, special needs schools, and boarding schools (including junior boarding schools for middle-school students). Helpful information listed for each of these schools include: school's area of specialization, setting, affiliation, accreditation, tuition, financial aid, student body, faculty, academic programs, social life, admission information, contacts, and more. Also includes helpful articles on the merits of private education, planning a successful school search, searching for private schools online, finding the perfect match, paying for a private education, tips for taking the necessary standardized tests, semester programs and understanding the private schools' admission application form and process.

Private Secondary Schools: Traditional Day and Boarding Schools

by Peterson's

Peterson's Private Secondary Schools: Traditional Day and Boarding Schools is everything parents need to find the right day or boarding private secondary school for their child. Readers will find hundreds of school profiles plus links to informative two-page in-depth descriptions written by some of the schools. Helpful information includes the school's area of specialization, setting, affiliation, accreditation, subjects offered, special academic programs, tuition, financial aid, student profile, faculty, academic programs, student life, admission information, contacts, and much more.

Project Management (2nd Edition)

by Jeffery K. Pinto

Project Management employs a managerial, business-oriented approach to the management of projects, which is reinforced throughout the text with current examples of project management in action. Introduction: Why Project Management?; The Organizational Context: Strategy, Structure, and Culture; Project Selection and Portfolio Management; Leadership and the Project Manager; Scope Management; Project Team Building, Conflict, and Negotiation; Risk Management; Cost Estimation and Budgeting; Project Scheduling: Networks, Duration Estimation, and Critical Path; Project Scheduling: Lagging, Crashing, and Activity Networks; Critical Chain Project Scheduling; Resource Management; Project Evaluation and Control; Project Closeout and Termination For readers or future mangers interested in understanding the fundamentals of project management from a variety of business applications and examples.

PSSA Preparation Instruction and Practice for Reading and Writing (Grade 5)

by Editors at the Harcourt School Publishers

This test prep booklet will give you practice in taking the Pennsylvania System of School Assessment test that has 3 types of questions : multiple choice, short answer, and extended response.

Psychoanalytic Theories of Development: An Integration

by Phyllis Tyson Robert L. Tyson

Thorough review of psychological development starting at infancy going through adulthood with emphasis on major developmental milestones.

Psychodynamic Diagnostic Manual

by Alliance of Psychoanalytic Organizations

This manual is based on current neuroscience and treatment outcome studies that demonstrate the importance of focusing on the full range and depth of emotional and social functioning. Beginning with a classification of the spectrum of personality patterns and disorders found in individuals and then describing a profile of mental functioning that permits a clinician to look in detail at each of the patient's capacities, the entries include a description of the patient's symptoms with a focus on the patient's internal experiences as well as surface behaviors. Intended to expand on the DSM (Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders)and ICD (International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems) efforts in cataloging the symptoms and behaviors of mental health patients, this manual opens the door to a fuller understanding of the functioning of the mind, brain, and their development.

Psychology: Abnormal

by Albert E. Lyngzeidetson

Psychology students and those already practicing in the field will want to obtain this jam-packed, 3-panel (6 page) expanded version of BarCharts popular Psychology: Abnormal guide. The new information, along with the original guide text, lists a variety of mental disorders and the therapies used to treat them; each color-coded section features key definitions and examples for easy reference.

Psychopathia Sexualis

by Richard von Krafft-Ebing

A painstaking recording of the most intimate details of abnormal sexual behavior.

The Psychotherapist’s Guide to Psychopharmacology

by Michael J. Gitlin

Gitlin (psychiatry, UCLA) provides a guide to medicines used for treating mental and emotional disorders, designed to familiarize mental health professionals who do not prescribe medicine with the latest medical treatment options. He describes the type of treatment used for numerous disorders, explaining in detail how each medication works and its effects.

Public Colleges and Universities

by John F. Ohles Shirley M. Ohles

A directory of public universities and colleges in the United States in 1986, consisting of 578 sketches, including descriptions of 31 state systems and 547 public colleges and universities offering bachelor's and/or graduate degrees.

The Queen's English

by C. J. Moore

From "chips" and "crumbs" to "spending a penny," The Queen's English is your indispensable guide to surviving and thriving in the tricky byways of the English language, which has shown many a poor soul the way out for little more than twanging a vowel, splitting an infinitive or, crime of all crimes, saying dinner instead of tea. With The Queen's English there's no need to become "flummoxed" ever again. This must-have A to Z guide uncovers the quintessential meanings behind more than 100 familiar words and phrases of the distinctively British lexicon, including: By hook or by crook (adv. phrase): It is good to find a phrase in common use that goes back as far as this one, and which appears (though not entirely proven) to link back to England's feudal past. In medieval times when the peasantry were not allowed to cut down trees, they were permitted nonetheless to gather firewood from loose or dead branches which could be obtained using "hook" (bill hook, a traditional cutting tool) or "crook," a staff with a curved end. No doubt the desperate peasant often exceeded the strict use of these tools, and so the sense is to achieve something by whatever means possible. The first recorded use of the phrase is from the fourteenth century. Gazump (vt.): Usually so proud of their reputation for playing fair, the English have a curious blind spot when it comes to buying and selling houses. To "gazump" is to raise the price of a piece of real estate after the sale has been agreed but before the contract is signed, usually on the pretext that the owner has received a higher offer elsewhere. The original buyer is then forced to raise their offer or the property goes to the higher bidder. This unethical but not illegal practice appeared first with the spelling "gazoomph" and was derived from an older and more

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