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A Beginner's Guide to American Mah Jongg

by Tom Sloper Elaine Sandberg

A Beginner's Guide to American Mah Jongg is the only book available which is specifically geared toward American mah jongg and follows the official National Mah Jongg League rules. Offering first-time players an easy-to-follow guide to this complex game, A Beginner's Guide to American Mah Jongg includes simple instructions and clear diagrams to walk the reader through each step, including how to select a hand, how to play and how to develop winning strategies.

A Beginner's Guide to American Mah Jongg

by Tom Sloper Elaine Sandberg

A Beginner's Guide to American Mah Jongg is the only book available which is specifically geared toward American mah jongg and follows the official National Mah Jongg League rules. Offering first-time players an easy-to-follow guide to this complex game, A Beginner's Guide to American Mah Jongg includes simple instructions and clear diagrams to walk the reader through each step, including how to select a hand, how to play and how to develop winning strategies.

The Beginner's Guide to Divination

by Adams Media

What would you do if you could see the future?Astrology, numerology, tarot, and palmistry have been used for centuries to divine events to come. The Beginner's Guide to Divination will teach you to practice the mystical arts of divination and predict the future yourself. Explore the remarkable histories and secret languages of these esoteric practices as you master techniques to view--and even influence--your fate.You'll learn how to:Create your birth chart and discover how the stars influence the decisions you'll makeUse Tarot cards to learn about people who will cross your path and events that will affect youExamine your palm to uncover challenges and opportunities aheadFind your universal number and use it to manifest your greatest desiresDetermine which system works best with your own natural clairvoyanceComplete with detailed charts and illustrations, this all-in-one guide will help you illuminate the path of your life's journey, enhance your intuitive powers, and take control of your future!

The Beginner's Guide to Interpreting Ethnic DNA Origins for Family History: How Ashkenazi, Sephardi, Mizrahi & Europeans are Related to Everyone Else

by Anne Hart

Are you Curious About Your Ethnic Family Origins from Last Century Back 10,000 Years? Genealogists are now using molecular genealogy-comparing and matching people by matrilineal DNA lineages-- mtDNA or patrilineal Y-chromosome ancestry and/or racial percentages tests. Here's how to trace your DNA test results for family history, oral history, ancestry, molecular genealogy, and more. How to find your DNA matches in online DNA databases.

A Beginner's Guide to Online Genealogy

by Michael Dunn

Use online tools to discover your family's history! Today, with millions of records available online, it's never been easier to chart your family history and discover your roots. But with hundreds of ancestors just a click away, where do you start? This book guides you through the genealogy process with easy-to-understand strategies for researching family roots online. Featuring detailed explanations, each chapter teaches you how to navigate popular genealogy websites, decipher census data and other online records, and connect with other family members to share your findings. Complete with tips on using free databases and genealogy apps, A Beginner's Guide to Online Genealogy has everything you need to find long-lost relatives and map your family tree!

A Beginner's Guide to the World Economy: 71 Basic Economic Concepts that will Change the Way You See the World

by Randy Charles Epping

From arbitrage to the IMF, from exchange rates to money laundering, a clear exposition of how the global economy works. Includes a glossary of terms.

Beginning Go

by Peter Shotwell Susan Long

Beginning Go is a clear and thorough introduction to the intricacies of Go that is perfect for first time players. The straightforward instructions and detailed examples make it simple to understand how to play. You'll learn how to keep score, as well as effective strategies and tactics to make the game more competitive and fun.By the time you've finished the instructional sections, you'll have all the confidence, skill and strategies you need to enjoy playing this fascinating game. What's more, Go's unique handicapping system, which the book explains, allows even absolute beginners to play competitive games with experienced players.

Beginning Go

by Peter Shotwell Susan Long

Beginning Go is a clear and thorough introduction to the intricacies of Go that is perfect for first time players. The straightforward instructions and detailed examples make it simple to understand how to play. You'll learn how to keep score, as well as effective strategies and tactics to make the game more competitive and fun.By the time you've finished the instructional sections, you'll have all the confidence, skill and strategies you need to enjoy playing this fascinating game. What's more, Go's unique handicapping system, which the book explains, allows even absolute beginners to play competitive games with experienced players.

The Beginning Runner's Handbook

by Sportmedbc Ian Macneill Doug Clements

This easy-to-use, practical guide helps runners safely build strength and endurance, get motivated and set realistic goals, choose the proper footwear and clothing, eat right, and avoid injury. Completely updated, this fourth edition contains a wealth of new material. A revised RunWalk program gives runners a choice between running 10K or covering the distance by running and walking. A whole new chapter on preparing for charity runs reflects the popularity of getting fit while giving back to the community. There are expanded and enhanced sections with cross-training options such as trail running and bootcamp sessions; information on running through pregnancy; facts about barefoot running, minimalist shoes and shorter strides lengths, plus links to online sources of information and running communities. Combining advice from the experts, training tips and testimonials from runners of all ages, The Beginning Runner's Handbook is a step-by-step road map for achieving running success.

Beginnings, Middles and Ends

by Nancy Kress

Get your stories off to a roaring start. Keep them tight and crisp throughout. Conclude them with a wallop. Is the story or novel you've been carrying around in your head the same one you see on the page? Or does the dialogue suddenly sound flat and predictable? Do the events seem to ramble? Translating a flash of inspiration into a compelling story requires careful crafting. The words you choose, how you describe characters, and the way you orchestrate conflict all make the difference - the difference between a story that is slow to begin, flounders midway, or trails off at the end - and one that holds the interest of readers and editors to the final page. By demonstrating effective solutions for potential problems at each stage of your story, Nancy Kress will help you. . . hook the editor on the first three paragraphs make - and keep - your story's "implicit promise" build drama and credibility by controlling your prose Dozens of exercises help you strengthen your short story or novel. Plus, you'll sharpen skills and gain new insight into. . . the price a writer pays for flashbacks six ways characters should "reveal" themselves techniques for writing - and rewriting Let this working resource be your guide to successful stories - from beginning to end.

Behavior Intervention Manual

by Samm N. House

Outlines goals, objectives and intervention strategies to be used in educational settings, for 253 behaviors grouped by categories.

Behavioral Addiction

by Larry Ashley Lesley Dickson An-Pyng Sun

Written in scientific prose that can also be understood by the layperson, this comprehensive volume is a must-read for those working in the addiction field and anyone interested in learning more about this devastating disease.An-Pyng Sun, PhD, is a professor at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas School of Social Work.Larry Ashley, EdS, LCADC, is the addictions specialist and undergraduate coordinator at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.Lesley Dickson, MD, is ABPN board-certified in general psychiatry, addiction psychiatry, and psychosomatic illness.

Behind Bars: Surviving Prison

by Jeffrey Ian Ross Stephen C. Richards

This book explains the process leading up to prison and the experiences of what happens there.

Behind Closed Doors: IRBs and the Making of Ethical Research

by Laura Stark

Although the subject of federally mandated Institutional Review Boards (IRBs) has been extensively debated, we actually do not know much about what takes place when they convene. The story of how IRBs work today is a story about their past as well as their present, and Behind Closed Doors is the first book to meld firsthand observations of IRB meetings with the history of how rules for the treatment of human subjects were formalized in the United States in the decades after World War II. Drawing on extensive archival sources, Laura Stark reconstructs the daily lives of scientists, lawyers, administrators, and research subjects working--and "warring"--on the campus of the National Institutes of Health, where they first wrote the rules for the treatment of human subjects. Stark argues that the model of group deliberation that gradually crystallized during this period reflected contemporary legal and medical conceptions of what it meant to be human, what political rights human subjects deserved, and which stakeholders were best suited to decide. She then explains how the historical contingencies that shaped rules for the treatment of human subjects in the postwar era guide decision making today--within hospitals, universities, health departments, and other institutions in the United States and across the globe. Meticulously researched and gracefully argued, Behind Closed Doors will be essential reading for sociologists and historians of science and medicine, as well as policy makers and IRB administrators.

Behind the Glass: Top Record Producers Tell How They Craft the Hits

by Howard Massey

This book is a collection of interviews with top producers that give a fascinating perspective on what it takes to be a successful record producer and provides a wealth of real-world tips and techniques that every musician and student can add.

Being Logical

by D. Q. McInerny

Whether regarded as a science, an art, or a skill-and it can properly be regarded as all three-logic is the basis of our ability to think, analyze, argue, and communicate. Indeed, logic goes to the very core of what we mean by human intelligence. In this concise, crisply readable book, distinguished professor D. Q. McInerny offers an indispensable guide to using logic to advantage in everyday life. Written explicitly for the layperson, McInerny'sBeing Logicalpromises to take its place beside Strunk and White'sThe Elements of Styleas a classic of lucid, invaluable advice. As McInerny notes, logic is a deep, wide, and wonderfully varied field, with a bearing on every aspect of our intellectual life. A mastery of logic begins with an understanding of right reasoning-and encompasses a grasp of the close kinship between logical thought and logical expression, a knowledge of the basic terms of argument, and a familiarity with the pitfalls of illogical thinking. Accordingly, McInerny structures his book in a series of brief, penetrating chapters that build on one another to form a unified and coherent introduction to clear and effective reasoning. At the heart of the book is a brilliant consideration of argument-how an argument is founded and elaborated, how it differs from other forms of intellectual discourse, and how it critically embodies the elements of logic. McInerny teases out the subtleties and complexities of premises and conclusions, differentiates statements of fact from statements of value, and discusses the principles and uses of every major type of argument, from the syllogistic to the conditional. In addition, he provides an incisive look at illogical thinking and explains how to recognize and avoid the most common errors of logic. Elegant, pithy, and precise,Being Logicalbreaks logic down to its essentials through clear analysis, accessible examples, and focused insights. Whether you are a student or a teacher, a professional sharpening your career skills or an amateur devoted to the fine points of thought and expression, you are sure to find this brief guide to effecting reasoning both fascinating and illuminating.

Being the Best Man For Dummies

by Dominic Bliss

If you're looking for practical, straight-talking advice on getting things right, look no further.Being the Best Man For Dummies is a perfect one-stop guide to being the ideal best man. This newly updated edition includes:Advice on organising the stag night (or weekend), including a guide to the best destinations, activities, and organisers, with contact information.An outline of your wedding day responsibilities (in the morning, at the church, during the reception, and all points in between) plus tips on how not to screw things up.A guide to writing a delivering a great speech, including opening lines, jokes, quotes, and more.Ten wedding-day nightmare scenarios to avoid.Guidance on how to dress to impress.All that in one convenient package that also doubles as a terrific prop for the reception speech.

Being A Writer: A Community of Writers Revisited

by Peter Elbow Patricia Belanoff

Being A Writer is a brief rhetoric that explores writing processes with an emphasis on their variety; invention, with an emphasis on its playfulness; revision as a technique of invention; collaboration as a means of revision; and personal engagement in academic writing, from literary analysis to argument.

The Belgian Army in World War I

by Patrice Courcelle Ronald Pawly

While small in numbers, the Belgian Army played a vital role in World War I (1939-1945) that is often overlooked. Germany's invasion of neutral Belgium, which led Britain to declare war in August 1914, should have been swift and fierce yet the unexpected heroic defense, against great odds, of Belgian fortresses, frustrated the German Schlieffen Plan for a thrust to Paris and a lightning victory. The plucky Belgian resistance proved successful in buying time for French and British troops to mobilize and report to the front, where the Belgians would then go on to fight, stubbornly defending the northern end of the Allied trench line for the rest of the war. Discover the story of this determined Army, from their organization and commanders, to their uniforms and equipment. The only main combatant army of World War I not previously covered by Osprey, this volume will be an important addition to any enthusiast's collection, accompanied by detailed artwork and archive photographs.

Belgium - Culture Smart!

by Mandy Macdonald

Culture Smart! provides essential information on attitudes, beliefs and behavior in different countries, ensuring that you arrive at your destination aware of basic manners, common courtesies, and sensitive issues. These concise guides tell you what to expect, how to behave, and how to establish a rapport with your hosts. This inside knowledge will enable you to steer clear of embarrassing gaffes and mistakes, feel confident in unfamiliar situations, and develop trust, friendships, and successful business relationships.Culture Smart! offers illuminating insights into the culture and society of a particular country. It will help you to turn your visit-whether on business or for pleasure-into a memorable and enriching experience. Contents include* customs, values, and traditions* historical, religious, and political background* life at home* leisure, social, and cultural life* eating and drinking* dos, don'ts, and taboos* business practices* communication, spoken and unspoken"Culture Smart has come to the rescue of hapless travellers." Sunday Times Travel"... the perfect introduction to the weird, wonderful and downright odd quirks and customs of various countries." Global Travel"...full of fascinating-as well as common-sense-tips to help you avoid embarrassing faux pas." Observer"...as useful as they are entertaining." Easyjet Magazine"...offer glimpses into the psyche of a faraway world." New York Times

The Beliefnet Guide to Gnosticism and Other Vanished Christianities

by Richard Valantasis

This authoritative, fully accessible guide to early Christian movements sheds light on the hidden histories and intriguing mysteries that fueled the extraordinary success of books ranging from Dan Brown's blockbuster The Da Vinci Code to Elaine Pagels's critically acclaimed Beyond Belief: The Secret Gospel of Thomas. From its earliest days, Christianity has been marked by a rich diversity of beliefs and practices. Different interpretations of Jesus' life and mission, as well as conflicting views about worship and rituals, gave rise to numerous sects in the first centuries C. E. Condemned as heretical by the official Church, these early movements were lost to history until the twentieth century, when the discovery of ancient documents opened a new perspective on the evolution of Christianity. The Beliefnet® Guide to Gnosticism and Other Vanished Christianities is a fascinating look at the diverse strands of the early Christian church. It examines the alternative Christian ideas propagated by the Gnostics, Sethians, Valentinians, Marcionites, Encratites, and Montanists, illuminating the philosophical sources and religious traditions that fostered them. Special attention is given to sects that presented the greatest challenges to the developing orthodoxy: the Hermeticists, the Manicheans, and the Neoplatonists. There are also thought-provoking discussions about the secret Gospel of Mark and the Gospels of Mary and Thomas, and the newly discovered Gospel of the Savior. From the premier source of information on religion and spirituality, the Beliefnet Guides introduce you to the major traditions, leaders, and issues of faith in the world today.

The Beliefnet Guide to Islam

by Hesham A. Hassaballa Kabir Helminski

This concise introduction to Islam offers a sophisticated and informative exploration of the history, beliefs, tenets, and practices of the second-largest religion in the world. There are 1. 3 billion Muslims in the world today, yet Islam remains a misunderstood faith. In this day and age, when issues related to Islam are dominating current affairs,The Beliefnet® Guide to Islamtakes readers into the heart of this global religion, describing its origins, its links to Judaism and Christianity, and its place and practices in the modern world. In clear, unbiased language, the authors outline the core beliefs that shape the daily lives of practicing Muslims: faith, prayer, charity, fasting and self-purification (during the period of Ramadan), and the Hajj (the annual pilgrimage to Mecca). They clarify the differences between the Sunni and the Shia, the two main branches of Islam, shedding light on a topic that has garnered attention during the current crises in Iraq and other parts of the Muslim world. Hassaballa and Helminski also look at the many misinterpretations of basic terms and beliefs that have had a serious impact on the relationship between Muslims and those who practice other religions, explaining such essentials as the meaning ofjihad,Islamic teachings on the role of women in society, and much more. From the premier source of information on religion and spirituality, the Beliefnet® Guides introduce you to the major traditions, leaders, and issues of faith in the world today.

Belli Beautiful

by Annette Rubin Melissa Schweiger

Pregnant women are used to hearing the warnings from their ob-gyns about which foods and medications to avoid, but surprisingly no one informs them about which skin care ingredients could be potentially harmful to their unborn child through topical absorption. Many of the ingredients used in beauty products are normally safe, but when applied during pregnancy are actually linked to birth defects and miscarriage. Exposing the hidden pitfalls of the products we use every day, expert Annette Rubin-- founder of Belli Skincare, the #1 beauty brand recommended by ob-gyns--and beauty writer Melissa Schweiger show moms how to detoxify their skincare regimens. They explain the ingredients to watch for on labels and identify the safest products across major brands. But pregnancy and motherhood doesn't have to mean a ban on beauty! Packed with essential guidance,Belli Beautifulhelps moms take the best care of their babies while still looking as fabulous as ever.

Belli Beautiful

by Annette Rubin Melissa Schweiger

Pregnant women are used to hearing the warnings from their ob-gyns about which foods and medications to avoid, but surprisingly no one informs them about which skin care ingredients could be potentially harmful to their unborn child through topical absorption. Many of the ingredients used in beauty products are normally safe, but when applied during pregnancy are actually linked to birth defects and miscarriage.Exposing the hidden pitfalls of the products we use every day, expert Annette Rubin-- founder of Belli Skincare, the #1 beauty brand recommended by ob-gyns--and beauty writer Melissa Schweiger show moms how to detoxify their skincare regimens. They explain the ingredients to watch for on labels and identify the safest products across major brands. But pregnancy and motherhood doesn't have to mean a ban on beauty! Packed with essential guidance, Belli Beautiful helps moms take the best care of their babies while still looking as fabulous as ever.

The Benefit and The Burden: Tax Reform-Why We Need It and What It Will Take

by Bruce Bartlett

A thoughtful and surprising argument for American tax reform, arguably the most overdue political debate facing the nation, from one of the most respected political and economic thinkers, advisers, and writers of our time.THE UNITED STATES TAX CODE HAS UNDERGONE NO SERIOUS REFORM SINCE 1986. Since then, loopholes, exemptions, credits, and deductions have distorted its clarity, increased its inequity, and frustrated our ability to govern ourselves. By tracing the history of our own tax system and assessing the way other countries have solved similar problems, Bruce Bartlett explores the surprising answers to all these issues, giving a sense of the tax code's many benefits--and its inevitable burdens. From one of the most respected political and economic thinkers, advisers, and writers of our time, The Benefit and the Burden is a thoughtful and surprising argument for American tax reform.

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