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Bitter Pills: Inside the Hazardous World of Legal Drugs

by Stephen Fried

We take our medicines on faith. We assume our doctors are well-informed, our drug companies scrupulous, our FDA diligent--and our medications safe. All too often we're wrong. Just how wrong is documented in this critically acclaimed portrait of the international pharmaceutical industry by one of our most highly respected investigative journalists.According to the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), adverse drug reactions are the fourth leading cause of death in America. Reactions to prescription and over-the-counter medications kill far more people annually than all illegal drug use combined.Stephen Fried's wife took a pill for a minor infection--and ended up in the emergency room. Some drug reactions go away in a few hours or days. Diane's did not. This emotionally wrenching experience launched Fried into a five-year examination of the entire pharmaceutical industry, the most profitable legal business in the world. Rigorously documented, Bitter Pills is a full-scale portrait of pill making and pill taking in America today, presented through the powerful human drama of doctors, patients, drug companies, the FDA, and government regulators as they war for control of our medicine cabinets.From the Trade Paperback edition.

Bizarre History: Strange Happenings, Stupid Misconceptions, Distorted Facts and Uncommon Events

by Joe Rhatigan

This is history served up high-octane, with all of the fun and none of the boredom. It's not about memorizing lists of dates or names, or remembering which general won what battle. Instead, BIZARRE HISTORY merrily digs up the scandals, the strangeness, and the scintillating details that illuminate personalities, events, and real life. Think of it not as a textbook, but as history's juicy unauthorized biography--a historical document in which relevance never gets in the way of a good read. There are humorous quotes from famous figures such as Mark Twain and Napoleon ("History is a myth that men agree to believe"), as well as witty commentary about leaders of the past. After all, while you're probably familiar with William the Conquerer, have you heard of Charles the Simple, ruler of France and son of Louis the Stammerer? What about the emperor who entered Rome in a chariot drawn by 50 naked slaves--and invented the first whoopee cushion, too? But you can find lots of wildness closer to home: George Washington wrote love letters to a married woman; "Old Hickory" Andrew Jackson had been in at least seven duels before becoming president; and Benjamin Franklin fathered an illegitimate child. Paranoia also plagued a few of our presidents: the only thing Franklin Roosevelt had to fear was the number 13: he wouldn't invite 13 guests to a dinner party or travel on the 13th. And both Jimmy Carter and Ronald Reagan had encounters with UFOs The fun facts span the globe, covering the crazy acts of Caligula in the Roman Empire; the "Dog Shogun" in 17th century Japan; the "Pork and Beans" war between the US and Canada; and even details about fashion, medicine, sports, and the real Dracula. It's a wild journey that no one could resist

Bizarre London

by David Long

A charming gift book of the strangest and most intriguing stories of London. A fascinating tour of London's strangest and most intriguing locations. Ranging from architectural evidence of past incidents and stories of life beneath the city, to anecdotes of magic, mystery, and murder, this is a perfect companion for anyone curious about London.It includes: A Museum of Magical Curiosities; The City's Lost Tunnels and Citadels; The Ghost of a She-Wolf; The Bawdy House Riots; The Story of "Jack the Stripper"; The Atmospheric Railway; The Thames Ringway Bicycle Race; A Banker Hanged at Newgate; The Crossdressing Highwayman; Bluebottles, Rozzers and Woodentops; The Hidden Statue of a Beaver; The "Belgravia of Death"; Whitehall's Licensed Brothel; Pin-Makers, Mole-Takers and Rat Catchers; Drinking in "The Bucket of Blood"; London's Most Haunted House.All of London is here!

BizzWords

by Gregory Bergman

There's language . . . and then there is the language of business. In today's offices, you're as likely to hear kitchen-sinked or ticker shock as capitalization and balance sheet. With the international marketplace and the prevalence of text messaging, the vocabulary of business is constantly evolving. This evolution has left many a step behind, wondering:Should you blush if your boss tells you to put some pants on it?Could you be fired for frazzing?What's the correct reaction to a bozo explosion?How does a dot snot act around the office?You will find answers to these questions and more in BizzWords, defining the new buzzwords of business. Written in a sophisticated and slightly irreverent style, BizzWords is an engaging guide to today's essential, edgy business terms and expressions. Gregory Bergman is the author of -ISMS from Autoeroticism to Zoroastrianism (An Irreverent Reference) and The Little Bathroom Book Of Philosophy. He received a BA in philosophy from Hunter College. Currently, he serves as associate editor of EQUITIES Magazine, a financial publication. He lives in Southern California.

BizzWords

by Gregory Bergman

There's language. . . and then there is the language of business. In today's offices, you're as likely to hearkitchen-sinkedorsticker shockascapitalizationandbalance sheet. With the international marketplace and the prevalence of text messaging, the vocabulary of business is constantly evolving. This evolution has left many a step behind, wondering: Should you blush if your boss tells you to put some pants on it? Could you be fired for frazzing? What's the correct reaction to a bozo explosion? How does a dot snot act around the office? You will find answers to these questions and more inBizzWords, defining the new buzzwords of business. Written in a sophisticated and slightly irreverent style,BizzWordsis an engaging guide to today's essential, edgy business terms and expressions.

Black American Colleges and Universities

by Levirn Hill

This guide covers 118 institutions that were founded primarily for blacks and/or possess predominantly black enrollments. It offers information on contacts, history, accreditation, costs, admission requirements, housing, degrees and more. Also includes maps and an index to school name, degrees and majors and special programs.

Black Bass

by John Alden Knight

Originally published in 1949, John Alden Knight's Black Bass enforces the idea that enjoying the sport of bass fishing to its fullest is only possible when one understands every aspect of it, including fish behavior, bass habitat, changing seasons, gear, and different fishing tactics. Gaining greater insight into all facets of the sport will ultimately make for more successful and enjoyable fishing trips.In Black Bass, Knight offers everything fishermen need to know about smallmouth and largemouth bass. He focuses on both equally, as he believed neither is the more superior group. Readers will learn about the life cycles, characteristics, behaviors, diets, and feeding habits of both types of bass. Understanding where and how these fish exist will help all fishermen with the next step: catching them.The second half of Knight's book provides readers with various methods of securing bass while on the water. Chapters are devoted to rods, reels, lines and leaders, lures, and incidental equipment, as well as specific techniques fishermen can use and the advantages and proper handling of each.Black Bass is an entertaining and informative book for bass fishermen everywhere and represents a lifetime of study and fishing in many sections of the United States.

Black Cats & Four-Leaf Clovers

by Harry Oliver

Cross your fingers, knock on wood, and clutch your rabbit's foot a little tighter. In this charming and endlessly diverting book, Harry Oliver delves into the stories behind the traditions and superstitions that permeate our everyday lives, unearthing the fascinating histories of these weird and wonderful notions. So before you search for any more four-leaf clovers, worry about the next Friday the 13th, or avoid walking under any ladders, dip into this amazing tome and discover: * Why breaking a mirror brings seven years of bad luck. * The best day of the week to ask for a favor. * Why you should never jump over a child in Turkey. .

Black Colleges of Atlanta (The Campus History Series)

by Rodney T. Cohen

By 1865, although Atlanta and the Confederacy still lay wounded in the wake of the Union victory, black higher education began its thrust for recognition. Some of the first of the American colleges formed specifically for the education of black students were founded in Atlanta, Georgia. These schools continue, over a century later, to educate, train and inspire. Through an engaging collection of images and informative captions, their story begins to unfold. Atlanta University was the pioneer college for blacks in the state of Georgia. Founded in 1865, it was followed by Morehouse College in 1867, Clark University in 1869, and Spelman and Morris Brown Colleges in 1881. By 1929, Atlanta University discontinued undergraduate work and affiliated with Morehouse and Spelman in a plan known as the "Atlanta University System." A formal agreement of cooperation including all of the Atlanta colleges occurred in 1957, solidifying the common goal and principles each school was founded upon-to make literate the black youth of America. Today, the shared resources of each institution provide a unique and challenging experience for young Africa Americans seeking higher education. The schools boast a long and distinguished list of alumni and scholars, including W.E.B. DuBois, James Weldon Johnson, Martin Luther King, Henry O. Tanner, and C. Eric Lincoln.

Black Metal

by Dayal Patterson

Featuring a wealth of new interviews with the genre's most central figures, Black Metal: Evolution of the Cult offers the most comprehensive guide yet to the most controversial form of extreme metal. From the pioneers of the early '80s to its fiery rebirth in Scandinavia through to today's diverse groups, this epic analysis captures the movement's development in unparalleled depth.

Black Sheep and Lame Ducks

by Albert Jack

The fun and fascinating follow-up to the international bestseller Red Herrings and White Elephants Why do people put their "skeletons in a closet," "have a hunch," "get the cold shoulder," "get dressed up to the nines," or "call a spade a spade?" These phrases are used every day, yet most people have little or no idea where most of them come from. In Black Sheep and Lame Ducks, Albert Jack takes readers on a journey through the curious- and often bizarre-origins of hundreds of their favorite idioms and expressions. For example, "wearing your heart on your sleeve" comes from the Middle Ages, when a lady would "give her heart" in the form of a handkerchief pinned to the sleeve of a knight who was about to go into battle. And calling someone the "black sheep in the family" refers to a thousands- year-old belief that a black lamb in a flock was unpopular because its fleece was undyeable and therefore less valuable. With Black Sheep and Lame Ducks, any language-lover can feel like a "Smart Aleck"-and also know exactly who that was. .

Black Stats

by Khalil Gibran Muhammad Monique W. Morris

Black Stats-a comprehensive guide filled with contemporary facts and figures on African Americans-is an essential reference for anyone attempting to fathom the complex state of our nation. With fascinating and often surprising information on everything from incarceration rates, lending practices, and the arts to marriage, voting habits, and green jobs, the contextualized material in this book will better attune readers to telling trends while challenging commonly held, yet often misguided, perceptions. A compilation that at once highlights measures of incredible progress and enumerates the disparate impacts of social policies and practices, this book is a critical tool for advocates, educators, and policy makers. Black Stats offers indispensable information that is sure to enlighten discussions and provoke debates about the quality of Black life in the United States today-and help chart the path to a better future.There are less than a quarter-million Black public school teachers in the U.S.-representing just 7 percent of all teachers in public schools.Approximately half of the Black population in the United States lives in neighborhoods that have no White residents.In the five years before the Great Recession, the number of Black-owned businesses in the United States increased by 61 percent.A 2010 study found that 41 percent of Black youth feel that rap music videos should be more political.There are no Black owners or presidents of an NFL franchise team.78 percent of Black Americans live within 30 miles of a coal-fired power plant, compared with 56 percent of White Americans.

The Black Swan

by Anne Batterson

Set against a spontaneous cross-country road trip following the migrating birds, this passionate, lyrical memoir is one woman's reflections on midlife, her important personal relationships, her kaleidoscopic past, and her uncertain future. To fifty-six-year-old Anne Batterson, a woman whose life has been filled with adventure -- as a commercial pilot, an international skydiving champion, a trekking guide in Nepal -- her husband's decision to retire felt like a death sentence. Yearning for some way to reconcile herself to the future that was rapidly unfolding before her, she packed up her VW camper and hit the road with maps, bird guides, and little else except the desire to follow the fall migration and the bone-deep hunch that birds had something important to teach her. In this beautifully written narrative of that extraordinary trip, Batterson writes movingly not only about her experiences with the birds but also about the people she loves, has lost, and connects with along the way. Events from the present trigger vivid stories from the past. In the chapter "The Journey Within the Journey," a long, lonely night in a deserted campground in Virginia conjures up the ghosts of a desperate solo road trip she made when she was twenty-one. A towering cumulus cloud in Illinois brings back a breathtaking free fall into a similar cloud in "My Time as a Bird. " An encounter with a great blue heron summons a compelling account of her mother's last afternoon in the world. "Bears in the Woods" describes a run-in with twoDeliverance-type men in West Virginia, which brings back the murder of a dear friend in the woods of Connecticut. By the end of the journey, the ghosts of the past, like the author herself, have become part of a more fluid, more spiritual reality -- wild and spare and elegant and timeless -- one that is always out there, "quickening on the far side of reality. "A unique mix of memoir and nature writing,The Black Swanis a charming story of a woman's odyssey.

Black's Law Dictionary 7th edition

by Bryan A. Garner

A premier reference tool.

The Blair Reader: Exploring Issues and Ideas (7th Edition)

by Laurie G. Kirszner Stephen R. Mandell

A thematic reader with over 100 classic and contemporary readings and the themes include family, gender, education, language, and the environment. New focus topics include reading on texting and social networking.

Blending Families Successfully

by David Tabatsky M.D. George S. Glass

According to the National Center for Health Statistics, less than half of the people who get married in the United States remain with their first spouse, and less than 50 percent of children grow up with both biological parents. In short, we live in a society of blended families. Everyone who survives a divorce and enters a new family is vulnerable.George Glass, MD, a board-certified psychiatrist, has designed a book to help parents understand the challenges of beginning new lives with blended families, and to help their children make the necessary adjustments. He explains how to approach unavoidable dilemmas when they occur and offers invaluable lessons about the link between divorce and issues of self-esteem, depression, substance abuse, and relationship failures that often result from the breakup of a family.Gathered from his years in practice and his own personal experience as a member of a blended family, Glass provides practical solutions to everyday problems. Blending a family, Glass explains, is a process, which requires patience. It can take a long time to develop trust, acceptance, and a willingness to overlook transgressions that in the beginning can cause tension. Each chapter offers specific advice to help blended family members improve their communication skills and ease the transitions from separate households into a larger, combined community. Taken together with a steady dose of "Dos and Don'ts," this book provides an inspiring toolkit for families in need.

The Bloomberg Way

by Matthew Winkler Jennifer Sondag

The ultimate guide to financial reporting, from the Editor-in-Chief of Bloomberg NewsThe Bloomberg Way: A Guide for Reporters and Editors is the ultimate handbook for business and financial reporting. A compilation of more than two decades worth of wisdom and experience from one of the world's largest news organizations, the book contains the information and guidance reporters, editors, and students need to be first, fastest, and factual. Bloomberg News Editor-in-Chief Matthew Winkler guides readers through the entire reporting process, relating best practices and warning against common mistakes.More than ever before, accurate reporting is crucial, as increasing numbers of people and institutions are affected by what happens on Wall Street, and information can move global markets. The Bloomberg Way: A Guide for Reporters and Editors details both the preparation and production aspects that produce great news, and provides an inside look at the methods used by an elite financial reporting institution. The book goes well beyond "Journalism 101" to provide guidance specific to business and financial reporting, empowering reporters and editors to develop their own methods within the guidelines of solid, ethical reporting. Topics include:Style, voice, jargon, and why good writing mattersStocks, bonds, currencies, and covering marketsDebt, earnings, M&A, and reporting on companiesGovernment financing, opinion polls, and following the moneyThe book also provides guidance on taking an idea from pitch to publication, and includes extensive information on public responsibility, libel, transparency, and other ethical issues. Between the 24-hour news cycle and the current economic climate, financial reporters need to break news accurately and informatively. The Thirteenth Edition of The Bloomberg Way: A Guide for Reporters and Editors is the definitive guide to reporting and editing the story of money and finance.

Blue Skies, No Fences

by Lynne Cheney

In Blue Skies, No Fences: A Memoir of Childhood and Family, Lynne Cheney re-creates the years after World War II in a small town on the high plains of the West. Portraying an era that started with the Ink Spots on the Zenith Radio in her family's living room and ended with Elvis on the jukebox at the local canteen, she tells of coming of age in a time when the country seemed in control of its destiny and individual Americans in charge of theirs. She describes Casper, Wyoming, where she met a young man named Dick Cheney, and remembers her hometown as a place where the future seemed as bright as the blue sky and life's possibilities as boundless as the prairie. It was also a place where a pioneer heritage prevailed, and Cheney traces the paths of forebears who journeyed westward, strengthened against adversity by a bedrock belief that they would find a better life. An uplifting exploration of a special time and place in American history, Blue Skies, No Fences is also a heartfelt tribute to those optimistic souls who, in Lynne Cheney's words, "pinned their hopes on America and kept heading west."

The Bluebook: A Uniform System Of Citation

by Columbia Law Review

Generations of law students, lawyers, scholars, judges, and other legal professionals have relied on The Bluebook's unique system of citation in their writing. In a diverse and rapidly changing legal profession, The Bluebook continues to provide a systematic method by which members of the profession communicate important information to one another about the sources and legal authorities upon which they rely in their work.

Blueprint Your Bestseller: Organize and Revise Any Manuscript with the Book Architecture Method

by Stuart Horwitz

The first draft is the easy part... In Blueprint Your Bestseller, Stuart Horwitz offers a step-by-step process for revising your manuscript that has helped bestselling authors get from first draft to final draft. Whether you're tinkering with your first one hundred pages or trying to wrestle a complete draft into shape, Horwitz helps you look at your writing with the fresh perspective you need to reach the finish line. Blueprint Your Bestseller introduces the Book Architecture Method, a tested sequence of steps for organizing and revising any manuscript. By breaking a manuscript into manageable scenes, you can determine what is going on in your writing at the structural level-and uncover the underlying flaws and strengths of your narrative. For more than a decade this proven approach to revision has helped authors of both fiction and nonfiction, as well as writers across all media from theater to film to TV. .

The Body in Motion

by Dimon Theodore G. David Brown

In The Body in Motion, author Theodore Dimon confronts a simple yet crucial task: to make sense of our amazing design. This comprehensive guide demonstrates the functions and evolution of specific body systems, explaining how they cooperate to form an upright, intelligent, tool-making marvel, capable of great technological and artistic achievement. Enhanced with 162 beautifully rendered full-color illustrations, the book opens with an introduction to the origins of movement, leading the reader on a journey through time and evolution--from fish to amphibian, quadruped to primate--showing how humans became the preeminent moving beings on the planet.Delving deeper into our upright support system, The Body in Motion clearly describes the workings of the hands and upper limbs; the pelvic girdle; the feet and lower limbs; breathing; the larynx and throat musculature; and more. Central to the book is the idea that it is our upright posture that makes it possible for us to move in an infinite variety of ways, to manipulate objects, to form speech, and to perform the complex rotational movements that underlie many of our most sophisticated skills. These systems, Dimon argues persuasively, have helped us build, invent, create art, explore the world, and imbue life with a contemplative, spiritual dimension that would otherwise not exist.

Body Language and Lying

by Editors of Adams Media

Raised eyebrows, rubbing one's chin, angled shoulders --what's it all mean? Master the art of nonverbal communication and you'll unlock these secrets and more. Body Language and Lying is your quick course in interpreting body language so you can spot a liar without a second thought. Now you'll know exactly when someone's lying--without them having to say a word. Raised eyebrows, rubbing one's chin, angled shoulders --what's it all mean? Master the art of nonverbal communication and you'll unlock these secrets and more. Body Language and Lying is your quick course in interpreting body language so you can spot a liar without a second thought. Now you'll know exactly when someone's lying--without them having to say a word.

Body Language and Lying

by Adams Media

Raised eyebrows, rubbing one's chin, angled shoulders --what's it all mean? Master the art of nonverbal communication and you'll unlock these secrets and more. Body Language and Lying is your quick course in interpreting body language so you can spot a liar without a second thought. Now you'll know exactly when someone's lying--without them having to say a word. Raised eyebrows, rubbing one's chin, angled shoulders --what's it all mean? Master the art of nonverbal communication and you'll unlock these secrets and more. Body Language and Lying is your quick course in interpreting body language so you can spot a liar without a second thought. Now you'll know exactly when someone's lying--without them having to say a word.

Body Trauma

by David W. Page

Body Trauma explains what happens to body organs and bones maimed by accident or intent and the small window of opportunity for emergency treatment. Research what happens in a hospital operating room and the personnel who initiate treatment. Use these facts to bring added realism to your stories and novels.

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