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Celebrate each season of the Witches' year with rituals, recipes, and crafts. Discover new and unique ways to follow the Wheel of the Year and enrich your spiritual life with this essential resource for celebrating the eight sacred Wiccan holidays. From seasonal crafts to time-honored customs, this handy almanac offers an abundance of meaningful ways to empower your own celebrations. Your favorite Wiccan and Pagan authors offer rituals, craft activities, history and lore, plus a variety of family-friendly ideas for discovering the gifts and lessons of each Sabbat and season: Simple recipes for tasty holiday appetizers, entrees, beverages, and desserts; Information on full and new moons and major planetary influences so you can easily plan rituals according to cosmic energies; A journal page for each Sabbat so you can keep a record of memorable events or insights gained Samhain 2010 to Mabon 2011.
Essays and commentaries on the amateur detective, the private investigator, and the police along with excerpts. Includes a list of annual awards for mystery fiction and a bibliography of critical essays and commentaries.
The Low GI Shopper's Guide to GI Values 2012: The Authoritative Source of Glycemic Index Values for Nearly 1,200 Foodsby Kaye Foster-Powell Jennie Brand-Miller
Whether you're grocery shopping, planning dinner, eating out, or meeting with your nutritionist or dietitian, the seventh annual edition of theShopper's Guide to GI Values-previous editions of which have sold more than 180,000 copies-is a must for anyone seeking healthier eating habits. Newly revised and updated, the convenient, at-a-glance tables make this the one necessary guide for people following a glycemic index (GI) diet to improve health conditions such as diabetes, heart disease, or PCOS; lose weight; or enhance their overall well-being and fitness. Shopper's Guide is the only annually updated book of GI values, featuring nearly 1,300 foods and their GI values as well as comprehensive nutritional data for calories, fat, saturated fat, cholesterol, fiber, and sodium.
General editor Lloyd J. Ogilvie brings together a team of skilled and exceptional communicators to blend sound scholarship with life-related illustrations.The design for the Preacher's Commentary gives the reader an overall outline of each book of the Bible. Following the introduction, which reveals the author's approach and salient background on the book, each chapter of the commentary provides the Scripture to be exposited. The New King James Bible has been chosen for the Preacher's Commentary because it combines with integrity the beauty of language, underlying Hebrew and Greek textual basis, and thought-flow of the 1611 King James Version, while replacing obsolete verb forms and other archaisms with their everyday contemporary counterparts for greater readability. Reverence for God is preserved in the capitalization of all pronouns referring to the Father, Son, or Holy Spirit. Readers who are more comfortable with another translation can readily find the parallel passage by means of the chapter and verse reference at the end of each passage being exposited. The paragraphs of exposition combine fresh insights to the Scripture, application, rich illustrative material, and innovative ways of utilizing the vibrant truth for his or her own life and for the challenge of communicating it with vigor and vitality.
Do you know that one of old-time radio's best-known voices is heard as Cruella DeVille in Disney's One Hundred and One Dalmatians? You will find many interesting tidbits about the shows and the people who played in them.
Learn a simpler and more effective way to analyze data and predict outcomes with Python<P><P> Machine Learning in Python shows you how to successfully analyze data using only two core machine learning algorithms, and how to apply them using Python. By focusing on two algorithm families that effectively predict outcomes, this book is able to provide full descriptions of the mechanisms at work, and the examples that illustrate the machinery with specific, hackable code. The algorithms are explained in simple terms with no complex math and applied using Python, with guidance on algorithm selection, data preparation, and using the trained models in practice. You will learn a core set of Python programming techniques, various methods of building predictive models, and howto measure the performance of each model to ensure that the right one is used. The chapters on penalized linear regression and ensemble methods dive deep into each of the algorithms, and you can use the sample code in the book to develop your own data analysis solutions.<P> Machine learning algorithms are at the core of data analytics and visualization.<P> In the past, these methods required a deep background in math and statistics, often in combination with the specialized R programming language. This book demonstrates how machine learning can be implemented using the more widely used and accessible Python programming language. <P> * Predict outcomes using linear and ensemble algorithm families <P> * Build predictive models that solve a range of simple and complex problems <P> * Apply core machine learning algorithms using Python <P> * Use sample code directly to build custom solutions<P> Machine learning doesn't have to be complex and highly specialized. Python makes this technology more accessible to a much wider audience, using methods that are simpler, effective, and well tested. Machine Learning in Python shows you how to do this,without requiring an extensive background in math or statistics.
Some time in the early 1960s, during the golden age of organized crime in America--the era that would inspire The Godfather; Goodfellas, and even The Sopranos--federal investigators pulled every known piece of information on more than 800 Mafia members worldwide into a thick, phone-book-sized directory. From old-school gangsters like Lucky Luciano and Mickey Cohen to young turks like Paul Castellano and Vinny "The Chin" Gigante, the guide offered at-a-glance profiles of small-time thugs and major dons alike... and was allegedly the book Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy used to investigate the mob. Recently discovered, and published for the first time in this facsimile edition, Mafia is a treasure trove of info on the underworld in mid-century America--a revelatory artifact and an irresistible read.
From the book: The newly revised and updated Making Life More Livable is the essential guide for adults experiencing vision loss and is an invaluable resource for their family and friends. Full of practical tips and illustrated by numerous photographs, this easy-to- use resource shows how people who are visually impaired can continue living independent, productive lives at home on their own. Useful general guidelines and room-by-room specifics provide simple and effective solutions for making homes accessible and everyday activities for individuals with visual impairments.
This guide offers accounts of all of Costa Rica's readily identifiable terrestrial and freshwater mammals. Descriptions include key identification features, range maps, local folklore and mythology, and information on natural history and conservation. The guide provides an entry point into a general study of tropical ecology and conservation for both first-time and experienced visitors to Costa Rica and the American tropics, as well as for naturalists, students, and researchers. Wainwright is a naturalist and instructor for tropical ecology courses in Costa Rica.
A little more than seventy-five years ago, Kate L. Turabian drafted a set of guidelines to help students understand how to write, cite, and formally submit research writing. Seven editions and more than nine million copies later, the name Turabian has become synonymous with best practices in research writing and style. Her Manual for Writers continues to be the gold standard for generations of college and graduate students in virtually all academic disciplines. Now in its eighth edition, A Manual for Writers of Research Papers, Theses, and Dissertations has been fully revised to meet the needs of today's writers and researchers. The Manual retains its familiar three-part structure, beginning with an overview of the steps in the research and writing process, including formulating questions, reading critically, building arguments, and revising drafts. Part II provides an overview of citation practices with detailed information on the two main scholarly citation styles (notes-bibliography and author-date), an array of source types with contemporary examples, and detailed guidance on citing online resources. The final section treats all matters of editorial style, with advice on punctuation, capitalization, spelling, abbreviations, table formatting, and the use of quotations. Style and citation recommendations have been revised throughout to reflect the sixteenth edition of The Chicago Manual of Style. With an appendix on paper format and submission that has been vetted by dissertation officials from across the country and a bibliography with the most up-to-date listing of critical resources available, A Manual for Writers remains the essential resource for students and their teachers.
A Manual for Writers of Research Papers, Theses, and Dissertations: Chicago Style for Students and Researchers (7th edition)by Joseph M. Williams Kate L. Turabian Wayne C. Booth Gregory G. Colomb
This seventh edition of Turabian's "Manual" is a classic reference revised for a new age. It is tailored to a new generation of writers using tools its original author could not have imagined-- while retaining the clarity and authority that generations of scholars have come to associate with the name Turabian.
This book gives an overview on the marriage and divorce laws of the various countries of the world.
A new collection of hard-core curses, colorful colloquialisms, and streetwise slang never taught in Spanish class includes sample conversations, painless quizzes, tips on body gestures, and discussions of Spanish history, culture, and cuisine--complete with delightful cartoons.
Test-takers can use Peterson's ebook to obtain their best high school entrance exam score and get into the secondary school of their choice. Readers will find sections on high school entrance exam basics, vocabulary review, verbal ability review, reading review, mathematics review, writing sample review, SSAT and ISEE practice tests, and a Parent's Guide to Private Schools. Peterson's Master the SSAT & ISEE provides students with detailed strategies to help maximize their test scores AND assists parents with guidance on selecting, applying to, and paying for private school.
Acquire the knowledge and skills you need to succeed in class and on the job with this popular, hands-on introduction to medical language Mastering Healthcare Terminology, 4th Edition is a fun, engaging first step on your journey toward a successful healthcare career. Organized by body system, each chapter presents terms and definitions in small, easy-to-follow learning segments, followed by exercises and review questions that test your understanding. Apply your knowledge using realistic case studies and patient records, or take your learning beyond the book with interactive games and exercises on the companion website.
Understand, create, deploy, and maintain a public cloud using Microsoft Azure<P><P> Mastering Microsoft Azure Infrastructure Services guides you through the process of creating and managing a public cloud and virtual network using Microsoft Azure. With step-by-step instruction and clear explanation, this book equips you with the skills required to provide services both on-premises and off-premises through full virtualization, providing a deeper understanding of Azure's capabilities as an infrastructure service. <P> Each chapter includes online videos that visualize and enhance the concepts presented in the book, and access to a Windows app that provides instant Azure updates and demonstrates the process of going from on-premises to public cloud via Azure. Coverage includes storage customization, connectivity, virtual networks, backing up, hybrid environments, System Center management, and more, giving you everything you need to understand, evaluate, deploy, and maintain environments that utilize Microsoft Azure.<P> * Understand cost, options, and applications of Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) <P> * Enable on- and off-premises connectivity to Azure<P> * Customize Azure templates and management processes <P> * Exploit key technologies and embrace the hybrid environment<P> Mastering Microsoft Azure Infrastructure Services is your total solution.
Used in conjunction with the corresponding client workbook, this therapist guide offers effective treatment strategies that follow an empirically-supported treatment approach. It provides clinicians with effective means of teaching clients skills that have been scientifically tested and shown to help adults cope with ADHD. The step-by-step, session-by-session descriptions are a practical resource for therapists who deliver the treatment to clients with ADHD. Together, the therapist guide and client workbook contain all of the information and materials necessary to delivery this treatment in the context of individual outpatient cognitive behavioral therapy.
The Leadership expert, John Maxwell, provides an in-depth look at God's laws for leaders and leadership, directly connected to the Bible. Now for the first time, the content of The Maxwell Leadership Bible is paired with the bestselling New International Version.Features include:Complete NIV Bible text and translators' notesBook introductionsArticles describing the 21 Laws of Leadership and the 21 Qualities of a LeaderNotes throughout the Bible that connect with the Laws and QualitiesIndexes to the 21 Laws of Leadership and the 21 Qualities of a LeaderPart of the Signature Series line of Thomas Nelson BiblesMaxwell Leadership Bibles sold to date: More than 675,000
Specific, student- and instructor-tested features of The McGraw-Hill Handbook equip today's students with tools for learning, writing, researching, and editing. The book also provides students and teachers with access to powerful online resources.
McGraw-Hill's Conversational American English: The Illustrated Guide to the Everyday Expressions of American Englishby Betty J. Birner Richard A. Spears Steven Racek Kleinedler Luc Nisset
As a new speaker of English, you may hear some expressions in your daily conversations that you do not understand--yet. McGraw-Hill's Conversational American English will help you learn these expressions, so not only do you know what a person is saying to you, but that you can use the expression yourself! More than 3,000 expressions are organized by theme, so you can find what you are looking for quickly. And each topic is illustrated to further help you understand context. The book features: Common expressions are batched into 350 themes, ranging from general greetings and asking how someone is, to the more specific needs, like showing disbelief, asking someone's intentions, and expressions for a forgotten word or name A comprehensive thematic glossary provides an additional means for the learner to locate expressions by key words and concepts Topics include: Basic Social Encounters, Greetings, Small Talk, Introductions, Ending a Conversation, Good-Byes, Agreeing, Disagreeing Conversational Encounters, Focusing Attention, Launching the Conversation, Making Friends, Complex Matters, Disputes, Discussion and Resolution, Polite Encounters, Prefaces, Communication Barriers
Media and Communication Research Methods: An Introduction to Qualitative and Quantitative Approaches 3rd editionby Arthur Asa Berger
The new edition combines insightful discussions of qualitative and quantitative media and communication research methods as it covers each topic thoroughly in a fun-to-read style. Ideal for beginning research students at both the graduate and undergraduate level, this proven book is clear, concise, and accompanied by just the right number of detailed examples, useful applications, and valuable exercises that are sure to get your students to want to understand, and master, media and communication research.
Medical Language is a medical terminology text that truly immerses readers within the language of medicine, so that students can apply their vocabulary within a real-world context. As opposed to fostering rote memorization, this book engages students in an interactive learning experience that will give them a vital tool and inspire them to become truly proficient in medical language.
Now in its Third Edition,Medical Language has touched the lives of more people than any other medical terminology book. This intensely visual, powerfully relevant book is organized to promote exceptionally effective instruction and maximum student success. Fully updated to cover the field's newest terminology, this edition retains a deep focus on word building, and enhances teaching and learning in many ways -- including a state-of-the-art immersive online study experience. Its appealing, uncluttered design contains hundreds of rich images and plenty of white space for easy reading and note taking. Student learning is promoted through an unsurpassed quantity and variety of exercises, more colorful, interesting, and large illustrations, and - as requested by most instructors - an intuitive organization around medical specialties. In addition to content updates throughout, this edition is complemented by a brand new set of Dynamic Lectures: comprehensive audio/visual learning experiences narrated by the author.
"Do you know what's really good for you?" In this age of countless miracle cures, it's vital to separate the myths that endanger your health from the medical truths you need. TRUTH: Unfiltered coffee can clog your arteries. TRUTH: Tossing and turning at night may shorten your life. TRUTH: Boring jobs can kill you. Get the information you need to revitalize your body, maintain your longevity, manage your health care, and possibly even save a life--yours.
The purpose of this book is to teach you the basic design of medical terminology and how to easily remember the meanings of 350 Latin and Greek word parts or elements.