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Be the Change!

by Tom Brokaw George H. Bush David Hume Kennerly Michelle Nunn

Be the Change celebrates the personal transformations of men and women who, by working to change the world, changed themselves. Featuring interviews with over 1,000 volunteers, from everyday people to business and community leaders to celebrities, the book combines hands-on advice on ways to get involved with enlightening real-life stories from those who did. Inspirational yet practical, it's the perfect companion for readers who want to stop daydreaming about a more fulfilling life and a better world and take action to do so.Includes forewords by President George H. W. Bush and Tom Brokaw

The Bearded Gentleman

by Allan Peterkin Nick Burns

For centuries, men have been growing and styling their facial hair, whether for the sake of vanity, religion, or cultural considerations, but most of us don't give it a second thought. The Bearded Gentleman is an authoritative yet lighthearted guide that offers detailed information on some fifty specific facial hair styles: where they come from, how to grow them, and how to maintain them.Among them are many well-known styles, such as the Handlebar, the Fu Manchu, the Goatee, the Van Dyck, and the more recent Soul Patch. But there are also those that are less familiar, including the Horseshoe, the Lampshade, the Painter's Brush, the Landing Strip, the French Fork, and El Insecto (a.k.a. the Mighty). There's also practical advice on choosing a facial hair style that's right for you, as well as insight into how facial hair has figured in the history of masculinity, including its impact on politics, class, and sexuality.The Bearded Gentleman is an entertaining, witty, and useful guide to facial hair styles and the men who wear them.Allan Peterkin's previous books include One Thousand Beards: A Cultural History of Facial Hair, featured in Time, Esquire, and The New Yorker.Nick Burns is one of the leading writers on men's grooming; he has covered skin care, fashion, and health for publications including The New York Times, GQ, Details, and Out, and he is author of the popular men's style blog HommeGrooming.com.

Beasley's Guide to Library Research

by David Beasley

"Beasley's Guide to Library Research" offers straightforward help in navigating the complex labyrinth of library research. Suitable for novice and experienced researcher alike, this revised classic is an invaluable tool for locating and using materials from research libraries anywhere in the world.Written and organized for easy access, the reader is guided step-by-step through library rules and methods of operation, the effective use of microfilms and various cataloguing systems, and the location of materials using bibliographies, reference books, and periodical indices. Also covered are the most modern forms of research, including computer databases, inter-library loan systems, and online computer searches.Whether the reader is a student, teacher, writer, librarian or business person, Beasley's Guide to Library Research provides the essential information that enables all library users to make the most of their research time.

Beat Your Ticket

by David W. Brown

Fight an unfair ticket in any state! We've all received one a traffic ticket that seems completely unfair, the result of an officer's evening quota rather than a serious moving violation. But do you have to pay the penalty and watch your driving record crash and burn? Not if you choose to fight back! With Nolo's Beat Your Ticket, you'll get the lowdown on the best strategies for beating traffic tickets in court. In plain English, you'll learn how to: -use the law to fight an unwarranted ticket -analyze the case and decide whether to fight or fold - find out what the police officer plans to say at your trial -find legal assistance and get the most out of it - prepare witness testimony -attack radar and other detection methods -pick a jury - present your case -cross examine the ticketing officer Whether you want to contest a common speeding citation, a right of way violation, or a non DUI alcohol related offense, Beat Your Ticket clearly lays out your options. This edition is extensively updated to reflect your state's current traffic laws, including the latest rules, statistics, and court procedures. Are you a California resident? Check out Fight Your Ticket & Win in California.

The Beatles Lyrics

by Hunter Davies

The definitive book of Beatles songs, shown as first written by their own hands and put into authoritative context, for the 50th anniversary of the Beatles coming to America.For the Beatles, writing songs was a process that could happen anytime -- songs we all know by heart often began as a scribble on the back of an envelope or on hotel stationery. These original documents have ended up scattered across the world at museums and universities and with collectors and friends. Many have never been published before. More than 100 songs and lyrics are reproduced in THE BEATLES LYRICS, providing Hunter Davies a unique platform to tell the story of the music.The intimacy of these reproductions -- there are sections crossed out and rewritten, and words tossed into the final recordings that were never written down -- ensures that THE BEATLES LYRICS will be a treasure for musicians, scholars, and fans everywhere.

Beautiful Thoughts from Henry Drummond

by Henry Drummond

"My first thought of writing out this little book of brief selections sprang from the desire to assist a dear friend to enjoy the Author's helpful books. Many times these 'Beautiful Thoughts' have enlightened my darkness, and I send them forth with a hope and prayer that they may find echo in other hearts." Here are 365 quotes from Henry Drummond designed to give inspiration each and every day of the year.

Beautiful You

by Rosie Molinary

In Beautiful You author Rosie Molinary forcefully encourages women - whatever their size, shape, or color - to work toward feeling wonderful about themselves despite today's media-saturated culture. Drawing on self-awareness, creativity, and mind-body connections, Molinary incorporates practical techniques into a 365-day action plan that empowers women to regain a healthy self-image, shore up self-confidence, reframe and break undermining habits of self-criticism, and champion their own emotional and physical well-being. Through accessible, doable daily actions, women and girls learn to manifest a healthy outlook on life - teaching them to live large, and starting them on the path to learning to love themselves and others. Molinary steers clear of the florid affirmations and daily meditations often utilized by books geared toward personal growth, instead delivering a hip, modern guide of inspirational thought that keeps pace with the times. A practical, candid, and accessible handbook, Beautiful You strikes a chord with every woman who has ever faltered in her self-confidence or lost her personal brilliance - and it makes sure she never lets it happen again.

The Beauty of Birds: From Birdscapes: Birds in Our Imagination and Experience

by Jeremy Mynott

Spring returns and with it the birds. But it also brings throngs of birders who emerge, binoculars in hand, to catch a glimpse of a rare or previously unseen species or to simply lay eyes on a particularly fine specimen of a familiar type. In a delightful meditation that unexpectedly ranges from the Volga Delta to Central Park and from Charles Dickens's Hard Times to a 1940s London burlesque show, Jeremy Mynott ponders what makes birds so beautiful and alluring to so many people.

Beautylicious!: The Black girl’s Guide to the Fabulous Life

by Jenyne M. Raines

Plenty of successful guides have been published for hip girls in general, but now the trendsetting black reader has a book of her own. Dedicated to chic sisters everywhere,Beautylicious!shimmers with wit and soul--an irresistible new recipe for loving, playing, and beautifying with verve. Chapters include: * Soul Power: Sizzle with radiance from the inside out * Queen Me: Treats to perk you up when the blues have got you down * Superfly: How to heat up your wardrobe without scorching your self-confidence * Fit and Fine: A toned body plus a healthy mind equals a sensational you * Beauty . . . Moi Way: Enhancing fabulous you * Fun and Frolic: Perfecting your swerve *Fête Accompli: Entertaining wtih style and soul * Date-o-Rama: The fast track to vixenhood * Mane Intrigue: Straight talk on finding a hairstyle that's as fabulous as you are * Luxe Life: The fine art of indulgence Beautylicious!also shares know-how from the Patron Saints of Fabulosity, along with tips for becoming a favorite hostess (and a favorite guest), staying cool in heated situations, and finessing that saucy outlook on life. The ideal gift,Beautylicious!sparkles with fun and flair.

Because I Said So!

by Ken Jennings

Don't cross your eyes or they'll stay like that! Feed a cold, starve a fever! Don't touch your Halloween candy until we get it checked out! Never run with scissors Don't look in the microwave while it's running! This will go down on your permanent record Is any of it true? If so, how true? Ken Jennings wants to find out if mother and father always know best. Yes, all those years you were told not to sit too close to the television (you'll hurt your eyes!) or swallow your gum (it stays in your stomach for seven years!) or crack your knuckles (arthritis!) are called into question by our country's leading trivia guru. Jennings separates myth from fact to debunk a wide variety of parental edicts: no swimming after meals, sit up straight, don't talk to strangers, and so on. Armed with medical case histories, scientific findings, and even the occasional experiment on himself (or his kids), Jennings exposes countless examples of parental wisdom run amok. Whether you're a parent who wants to know what you can stop worrying about or a kid (of any age) looking to say, "I told you so," this is the anti-helicopter parenting book you've been waiting for.

Becca Backward, Becca Frontward: A Book of Concept Pairs

by Bruce Mcmillan

Photographs of a girl involved in various activities illustrate such opposite concepts as above/below, full/empty, and big/small. The images in this picture book have been described.

Beckett Remembering/Remembering Beckett

by Samuel Beckett James Knowlson Elizabeth Knowlson

In life, Beckett was notoriously reticent, preferring to let his work speak for itself. In the first half of this collection, he reveals many of his inner thoughts and honest opinions about his life, writing, friends, and colleagues in candid interviews published for the first time in this book. He discusses his friendship with James Joyce and his role in the Resistance during the Nazi occupation of France. Also included are newly discovered photographs of Beckett--as a young boy, as a teacher, as best man at a friend's wedding, and with painter Henri Hayden.In the second half, friends and colleagues share their memories of Beckett as a schoolboy, a teacher, a struggling young writer, and a sudden success in 1953 with the appearance of Waiting for Godot. Readers will be enchanted by the poignant remembrances by those who knew him best, worked with him most closely, or admired him for his enduring influence: including actors Hume Cronyn, Jean Martin, Jessica Tandy, and Billie Whitelaw and fellow playwrights and authors Edward Albee, Paul Auster, E. M. Cioran, J. M. Coetzee, Eugène Ionesco, Edna O'Brien, and Tom Stoppard.

Becoming a Successful Scientist

by Craig Loehle

Loehle (principal scientist, National Council for Air and Stream Improvement, Inc.) provides practical advice applicable for students and researchers in all scientific disciplines on how to be successful in their fields. A sampling of topics includes: strategic creativity and problem solving, analysis and solutions, conducting a research program, ethics, publishing, the practice of scientific discovery, and the myth of objective science advice. Annotation ©2010 Book News, Inc. , Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Becoming a U.S. Citizen

by Ilona Bray

The path from green card to U.S. citizenship can be a long and winding one -- and bureaucratic hassles are inevitable. But with Becoming a U.S. Citizen, you can shave months or years off the time it takes to become a citizen. Find out how to: determine your eligibility make sure you won't risk deportation by applying prepare your application packet study for the citizenship exam have a successful interview appeal the exam and deal with setbacks help family members immigrate enjoy your status as a U.S. citizen Becoming a U.S. Citizen also shows how you may be able to take advantage of special procedures if you are disabled, in the military, the spouse of a U.S. citizen, or have other special circumstances. This revised edition reflects current and proposed laws, as well as new fees and procedures. Plus, learn about new rules governing naturalization through Armed Forces service, and get the most up-to-date contact information available.

Becoming a U.S. Citizen: A Guide to the Law, Exam & Interview

by Ilona Bray

Everything you need to become a naturalized U.S. citizen For a green card holder, taking the next step to U.S. citizenship offers a host of benefits. But the application process itself can be long and confusing. With Becoming a U.S. Citizen, you can save months, or even years. Best of all, you'll know that you are taking each needed step in the most efficient way. Learn how to: make sure you are eligible for citizenship understand the risks and rewards of applying fill out application forms study for the citizenship exam interview successfully deal with any setbacks help family members immigrate enjoy your status as a U.S. citizen Becoming a U.S. Citizen also shows how you may be able to take advantage of special benefits and procedures if you have a disability, are in the military, or are the spouse of a U.S. citizen. This new edition reflects current and proposed laws, as well as new fees and procedures.

Bed Manners

by Ralph Hopton Anne Balliol

Ever wanted to know how to avoid horrifying your husband with your nightly routine? Or avoid incurring the wrath of your wife when creeping home late at night? First published in the 1930s, the humorous advice in Bed Manners reveals the rules of bedroom etiquette, including whose responsibility it is to investigate strange sounds, how to make morning conversation, and coping with a bedfellow who kicks, snores or steals all the covers.

The Bedford Guide for College Writers with Reader, Research Manual, and Handbook, Ninth Edition

by X. J. Kennedy Dorothy M. Kennedy Marcia F. Muth

With its process-oriented rhetoric, provocative thematic reader, up-to-date research manual, and comprehensive handbook, The Bedford Guide for College Writers gives students the tools they need to succeed as writers and prepares them to be the confident, resourceful, and independent writers they will need to be.

The Bedford Handbook (8th Edition)

by Diana Hacker Nancy Sommers

The Bedford Handbook carries on the Hacker tradition by responding to student writers' needs and to the way students need their handbook to work. Still a full-size handbook that doubles as a reference, the Handbook features clear, straightforward advice, hand-edited sentences, a user-friendly index, and a handy format. The eighth edition combines classic Hacker usability with a next-generation focus on academic writing and research and new navigation that helps students pull together advice and models for each assignment. Developed with the help of students and teachers at more than 35 colleges and universities, the new edition reflects the ways students write and revise in their composition course and beyond. What's more, The Bedford Handbook remains a portable size; it's still a comprehensive reference that's as easy to consult as it is to carry.

The Bedford Handbook (Ninth Edition)

by Diana Hacker Nancy Sommers

What habits are common among good college writers? Good college writers are curious, engaged, reflective, and responsible. They read critically. They write with purpose. They tune into their audience. They collaborate and seek feedback. They know credible evidence makes them credible researchers. They revise. The Bedford Handbook, based on surveys with more than 1,000 first-year college students, fosters these habits and offers more support than ever before for college reading and writing. New writing guides support students as they compose in an ever-wider variety of genres, including multimodal genres. New reading support encourages students to become active readers. Retooled research advice emphasizes inquiry and helps writers cite even the trickiest digital sources confidently and responsibly. Best of all, the Handbook remains a trusted companion for students because it is accessible, comprehensive, and authoritative. Instructors benefit, too: A substantially revised Instructor's Edition includes Nancy Sommers's personal mentoring--more than 100 new concrete tips for teaching with the handbook. Finally, integrated digital content is easily assignable and helps students practice and apply the handbook's lessons.

The Bedford Researcher

by Mike Palmquist

Tech-savvy and student-friendly, "The Bedford Researcher" addresses the kinds of writing students actually do and the kinds of sources they actually use, from multimodal projects and oral presentations to Web sites and digital databases. "The Bedford Researcher" strips away the complexities of research writing and offers the practical help students need to write with confidence while integrating electronic sources and tools into each stage of the process. The new fourth edition strengthens students grasp of the arguments at the core of their sources, helping them navigate the world of academic research writing.

Bedside Manner: A practical guide to interacting with patients

by David Coleman

Bedside Manner--A Practical Guide To Interacting With Patients, is a book long overdue. Although advances in medical science occur daily, the act of genuine compassion is rarely seen. This book defines bedside manner far beyond the doctor-patient realm and expands the concept to where it really lies--with all who contact the patient. Providers and staff alike can find benefit through enhancing personal communication skills and ultimately refining the art of their trade. No matter where patients go for care or what specialty they need, this topic permeates all facets of medicine. Bedside Manner provides clear, understandable examples of good and bad healthcare interactions and ways to avoid common pitfalls.

Beer Tasting Quick Reference Guide

by Jeff Alworth

Here's a fun guide to discover the nuances of artisan beers from lagers and ales to porters and stouts. Tasting profiles from the booklet get the ball rolling--they break down beer into style categories and include information on each variety's background, flavors, aromas, and unique character.

Before We Get Started: A Practical Memoir of the Writer's Life

by Bret Lott

This marvelous guide begins where other books on writing and the writing life leave off. Delving deep into the creative process, Bret Lott reveals truths we scarcely realized we needed to know but without which we as writers will soon lose our way. In ten intimate essays based on his own experiences and on the seasoned wisdom of writers including Eudora Welty, E. B. White, Henry David Thoreau, Henry James, and John Gardner, Lott explores such topics as * why write? why keep writing? * the importance of simple words * the finer points of character detail * narrative and the passage of time * the pitfalls of technique * making a plan--and letting it go * risking failure--and reaping the benefits * Accepting rejection. Writers travel alone, but Bret Lott's book makes the journey less lonely and infinitely more rewarding. Before We Get Started will help you make your work as good as it can be: "Pay attention recklessly. Strain to see through the window of your own artistic consciousness in the exhilarating knowledge that there is no path to the waterfall, and there are a million paths to the waterfall, and there is, too, only one path: yours."

Before You Take that Pill

by J. Douglas Bremner

A medical expert reveals risks of the most commonly prescribed drugs-and why the drug industry doesn't want consumers to know about them. Recent scandals involving diabetes drugs, Vioxx, and many other medications reveal the serious and undisclosed risks of some of the most commonly used prescription drugs in this country. In Before You Take That Pill, Dr. J. Douglas Bremner, a researcher and clinician at Emory University whose study on Accutane and depression made headlines, offers an inside look at the pharmaceutical industry, as well as a scientifically backed assessment of the risks of more than three hundred prescribed medications, vitamins, and supplements. While many drugs are essential to the health of consumers, as Dr. Bremner explains, for many people, the benefits may not outweigh the potential side effects. This book contains warnings that are not on the drug labels. It also exposes tricks of the trade that demonstrate how the profit-making interests of "big pharma" may not always be in line with the safety of the public - from the corruption that exists in the drug approval process to the tactics drug companies use to encourage doctors to prescribe their products. Most important, Before You Take That Pill empowers readers by giving them sound information on specific medications so they can understand and weigh the potential risk themselves. Backed by the latest studies, as well as insight from a doctor who is in the trenches, this book should be on the shelf of every drug consumer.

Before Your Time: The Early Menopause Survival Guide

by Evelina Weidman Sterling Angie Best-Boss

HAS "THE CHANGE" COME TOO SOON? DON' T WORRY, YOU'RE NOT ALONE! Every year more than two million women enter early menopause and find themselves suddenly dealing with a host of unforeseen (and little discussed) issues. In Before Your Time, Evelina Weidman Sterling and Angie Best-Boss provide expert advice and answer all your questions, including: Is it safe to start hormone therapy in your thirties rather than in your fifties? What are your fertility options? How can you combat the long-term effects of early menopause, such as a greater risk of osteoporosis, heart disease, and diabetes?How will early menopause affect your relationships? Your sex life? Your sense of self? Before Your Time brings you the best-researched, most up-to-date answers to all those tough-to-ask questions. The good news: there is more research and information available now than ever before to keep you safe and healthy, and it's all right here!

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