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Witty, candid investigation of the myths, traditions and practices surrounding this most popular of human pursuits, originally published in Australia in 1973. The author has written 30 books including 'How did Sport Begin?' and 'There's a Reason for Everything'. He is a scholar in the fields of theology, philosophy and history and was awarded the Media Peace prize in 1979.
Form a corporation in California with the book that's helped thousands of Californians incorporate! Protect your business and save on attorney's fees by forming a California corporation on your own. How to Form Your Own California Corporation makes incorporating a straightforward task for any small business owner. This all-in-one guide contains the forms, tax rules, practical information, and step-by-step instructions you need to successfully incorporate a California business. Learn about: different types of California corporations and how they work filing articles of incorporation how to stay legal by keeping legally sound corporate records and minutes securities laws and exemptions corporate taxation preparing bylaws issuing stock obtaining licenses and permits perks for your employees This edition is completely updated and revised to provide current regulations, tax requirements, contact information for relevant agencies, helpful resources, and the most up-to-date forms available.
Ready to evict a problem tenant? Use the definitive step-by-step guide to evictions in California Sooner or later, every landlord is faced with handling an eviction. Don't get caught spending thousands on attorney's fees when The California Landlord's Law Book: Evictions will guide you through the process every step of the way -- without breaking the bank. Read up on the different legal grounds for eviction in plain English, plus get all the forms and step-by-step instructions needed to perform a successful and legal eviction. Learn how to: prepare and serve 3-, 30-, 60- or 90-day notices file an unlawful detainer complaint in court win by default if the tenant doesn't respond handle a contested case represent yourself in court deal with eviction-delaying tactics collect the unpaid rent after you win Still the only step-by-step guide through the California eviction process, this edition reflects current law and provides the latest information, forms, and instructions for a quick and legal eviction. Check out Nolo's list of California products.
Living trusts simplified! Protect your family and avoid probate with this bestselling guide. Death may be inevitable, but probate doesn't have to be. By creating a living trust, your property will bypass lengthy and expensive probate proceedings and go directly to the people you've designated, quickly and easily. Make Your Own Living Trust explains how to create a living trust, transfer property to the trust and amend or revoke the trust at any time. Specifically, it covers how to: create various living trusts, including an AB trust (also known as a marital trust or bypass trust) transfer assets to your trust, including real estate, stocks and bonds, jewelry, art or a small business name beneficiaries for all trust property sign your document and make it legal appoint someone to manage property left to minors or young adults provide for trust property management if you become incapacitated retain absolute control over trust property while you live register, amend, or revoke a trust Make Your Own Living Trust includes all the forms you need to create your own trust, plus step-by-step instructions for filling them out. Completely updated and revised, the 10th edition includes the latest tax and legal information, including updated information about the federal estate tax. Good in all states except Louisiana.
If you run your own business, you've probably heard about limited liability companies. Business owners who operate LLCs aren't personally liable for business debts, so their personal assets are never at risk. But is forming an LLC right for you? Nolo's Quick LLC provides essential information for business owners in every state. In plain English, it explains the advantages and drawbacks of forming an LLC - including limiting your personal liability. Find out about: who should - and shouldn't - form an LLC how to operate an LLC without hassle choosing between a member-run or a manager-run LLC LLCs compared to corporations, partnerships and sole proprietorships how to keep your tax status simple at the start how to elect corporate tax treatment when (and if) you're ready the ongoing legal and tax paperwork that's required Practical, concise and easy to read, this edition of Nolo's Quick LLC provides the latest facts, figures and updated tax information you'll need to know about this structure for your small business.
Learn about SMLLCs--the new popular business entity choice for one-owner small businesses. From SMLLC formation to liability protection to dissolution, this book provides all the essential information you need to decide whether an SMLLC is the right choice for you and your business. The book explains: how to form an SMLLC, including choosing a name and management structure, filing articles of organization, and preparing an operating agreement how SMLLCs report and pay taxes the initial capital contribution and distributions of profit from an SMLLC how to convert a preexisting business to an SMLLC limited liability protection issues with an SMLLC financial record keeping and minutes and resolutions for an SMLLC, and dissolving and winding up an SMLLC. The book includes a sample operating agreement in the appendix.
In Social Work Documentation: A Guide to Strengthening Your Case Recording, Nancy Sidell has written the perfect, practical, how-to book on developing effective documentation. Regardless of the practice setting, clinical specialty, and documentation format, this book will help to build better recording skills.
Filled with popular childhood themes and experiences, Social Media and the Internet features kid friendly, real world examples. Practical tips spark lively, meaningful conversations about social media and the internet.
This student-friendly reference handbook and workbook helps students recognize, correct, and avoid the most common and most serious grammar and usage errors. More commonsense than ever before, the fourth edition has been streamlined and redesigned with even less jargon and a clearer presentation of sample errors and corrections.
A biography of the African-American woman who overcame crippling polio as a child to become the first woman to win three gold medals in track in a single Olympics.
"This volume, three separate books in one edition, is a collection of Josef Pieper's famous treatises on the three theological virtues of Faith, Hope, and Love. Each of these treatises was originally published as a separate work over a period of thirty-seven years, and here they are brought together in English for the first time.
Two lovable hippos teach the meaning of friendship in five separate vignettes: "Split Pea Soup," "The Flying Machine," "The Tub," "The Mirror," "The Tooth. "
Over a period of twenty years, Snorri Sturluson, scholar, courtier and poet, compiled the prose EDDA as a textbook for young poets who wished to praise kings. His work surveys the content, style and metres of traditional Viking poetry and includes a poem of Snorri's own, praising the king of Norway. Ironically, Snorri was killed in his own cellar in 1241 on the instigation of the king of Norway as a result of political intrigue. The EDDA contains the most extensive account of Norse myths and legends that has survived from the Middle Ages. This is the only edition available with introduction, text summaries, indexes and chronology of early Icelandic literature.
The Qin and Han constitute the "classical period" of Chinese history--a role played by the Greeks and Romans in the West. Mark Edward Lewis highlights the key challenges faced by the court officials and scholars who set about governing an empire of such scale and diversity of peoples. He traces the drastic measures taken to transcend, without eliminating, these regional differences: the invention of the emperor as the divine embodiment of the state; the establishment of a common script for communication and a state-sponsored canon for the propagation of Confucian ideals; the flourishing of the great families, whose domination of local society rested on wealth, landholding, and elaborate kinship structures; the demilitarization of the interior; and the impact of non-Chinese warrior-nomads in setting the boundaries of an emerging Chinese identity.
In Civilizations of Ancient Iraq, Benjamin and Karen Foster tell the fascinating story of ancient Mesopotamia from the earliest settlements ten thousand years ago to the Arab conquest in the seventh century. Accessible and concise, this is the most up-to-date and authoritative book on the subject. With illustrations of important works of art and architecture in every chapter, the narrative traces the rise and fall of successive civilizations and peoples in Iraq over the course of millennia--from the Sumerians, Babylonians, and Assyrians to the Persians, Seleucids, Parthians, and Sassanians. Ancient Iraq was home to remarkable achievements. One of the birthplaces of civilization, it saw the world's earliest cities and empires, writing and literature, science and mathematics, monumental art, and innumerable other innovations. Civilizations of Ancient Iraq gives special attention to these milestones, as well as to political, social, and economic history. And because archaeology is the source of almost everything we know about ancient Iraq, the book includes an epilogue on the discovery and fate of its antiquities. Compelling and timely, Civilizations of Ancient Iraq is an essential guide to understanding Mesopotamia's central role in the development of human culture.
Conventions of writing style change in subtle ways with passing years--a fact that prompts the need for periodic revisions of books like this one. The authors review the fundamentals of good sentence structure and then go on to describe twenty basic sentence patterns that encompass virtually every effective way of writing sentences in English. They also draw on passages by current prominent writers, using these examples to show how varying rhythm and sentence patterns can result in elegant writing styles that keep their readers interested. Exercises with answers and explanations appear throughout the text.
From answering the question "Why teach writing?" to offering guidance in managing group work and responding to assignments, A Rhetoric for Writing Teachers provides a comprehensive introduction to the teaching of writing. Now in a fourth edition, this remarkably successful book features a new chapter by Daniel Anderson on teaching with computers and adds updated material on invention, intellectual development, and responding to students' writing. Describing in straightforward terms the cross-disciplinary scholarship that underlies composition teaching, it opens with chapters on prewriting techniques, organizing material, paragraphing, sentence structure, words, and revising that show teachers how to lead students through composing. Sections on writing workshops, collaborative learning, and instructional technology reflect current views of writing as a social interaction. Chapters on rhetoric, cognition, and linguistics explain theoretical principles that support classroom practices and make teachers' performances more effective. Treating both the theory and practice of writing, this classic book encourages teachers to adopt the methods that best meet their students' needs and to develop a style of teaching based on informed decisions. It provides an extensive updated bibliography--including useful Web sites as well as important books and articles--and an updated table of important dates in the history of composition. A Rhetoric for Writing Teachers, 4/e, offers both prospective and seasoned writing teachers convenient access to influential scholarship in the field and inspires them to examine what it means to teach well.
Fr. Servais Pinckaers's work is well on its way to being accepted as the work on Catholic moral thinking for the coming generation of laymen and students. Pinckaers sharply distinguishes this view of morality from modern "moralities of obligation," which regard the moral life primarily as obedience to rules that limit human freedom and curb human desires.
Previously published as The Love Languages of God, Gary Chapman explains how you can give and receive God's love through the five love languages: words of affirmation, quality time, gifts, acts of service, and physical touch.
Critical Reading and Writing: A Bedford Spotlight Rhetoric helps students with key writing skills. It provides advice on how to read thoughtfully and analytically, with instruction on active reading and note-taking, plus help with analyzing visual and multimodal texts. It also takes students through the writing process, explaining important concepts such as purpose, invention, rhetorical thinking, prewriting, thesis development, and organization, providing support when they need it most. Advice on using sources, revising, and editing will help them enrich, re-see, edit, and format their papers.
On November 20, 1979, hundreds of jihadist Salafists, known as Juhayman's Ikhwan, rebelled against the House of Saud and occupied the Ka'aba. The Saudis arrested the rebel leader, Juhayman al-'Utaybi, and the self-anointed Mahdi, Muhammad bin Abdallah al-Qahtani, and executed them, along with scores of others after summary trials. The Meccan rebellion was the first jihadist operation by a truly international jihadist group. Few understood its significance at the time because of its failure. The danger the ideology of Juhayman's Ikhwan posed, and still poses, revealed itself slowly.
Too often students begin college without a clear understanding of the purpose of higher education. As a result, many students will miss important learning opportunities. Becoming a Learner challenges students to carefully reconsider conventional common sense about college and learning, and invites them to consider a new conversation about college and learning that focuses on who they are becoming and their ability to learn.
"Doctor De Soto, the dentist, did very good work." With the aid of his able assistant, Mrs. De Soto, he copes with the toothaches of animals large and small. His expertise is so great that his fortunate patients never feel any pain. Since he's a mouse, Doctor De Soto refuses to treat "dangerous" animals--that is, animals who have a taste for mice. But one day a fox shows up and begs for relief from the tooth that's killing him. How can the kindhearted De Sotos turn him away? But how can they make sure that the fox doesn't give in to his baser instincts once his tooth is fixed? Those clever De Sotos will find a way. Doctor De Soto is a 1982 New York Times Book Review Notable Children's Book of the Year and Outstanding Book of the Year, a 1983 Boston Globe - Horn Book Awards Honor Book for Picture Books, and a 1983 Newbery Honor Book.
Jack and Judy Balswick offer a vision of marriage that is both profoundly spiritual and thoroughly practical. Drawing insight from Christian theology and from social science research, the Balswicks bring together their years of teaching, writing and being married to each other to produce a book of faith and wisdom for facing the challenge of marriage in the twenty-first century.
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