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A fortune lost for ages... <P> A millionaire pursuing his destiny... <P> Sam and Remi Fargo are about to encounter both.<P> Thousands of years ago, the Persian king Xerxes the Great was said to have raided the Treasury at Delphi, carrying away two solid gold pillars as tribute. In 1800, Napoleon Bonaparte and his army stumble across the pillars in the Pennine Alps. Unable to transport them Napoleon creates a map on the labels of twelve bottles of rare wine. And when Napoleon dies, the bottles disappear. Treasure hunters Sam and Remi Fargo are exploring the Great Pocomoke Swamp in Delaware when they are shocked to discover a World War II German u-boat. Inside, they find a bottle taken from Napoleon's lost cellar. Fascinated, the Fargos set out to find the rest of the collection. But another connoisseur of sorts has been looking for the bottle they've just found. He is Hadeon Bondaruk, a half-Russian, half-Persian millionaire. He claims to be a descendant of King Xerxes himself. And he wants his treasure back.
The all-time roster of Michigan State University athletics reads like a who's who. Earvin "Magic" Johnson, Steve Garvey, Bubba Smith, Robin Roberts, Mateen Cleaves . . . the list grows with each new season. This book, now in its second edition, covers the complete history of MSU men's athletics.The Spartan Sports Encyclopedia 2e, organized chronologically, chronicles more than a century of Michigan State athletic history in an easy-to-read format, highlighting over 7,000 athletes and coaches from 15 sports. Included are vignettes about Spartan seasons and celebrities and an ultracomplete review of scores and statistics. This fantastic reference book is a must-have for any Spartan fan.
This book provides an introduction to spatial analyses concerning disaggregated (or micro) spatial data.Particular emphasis is put on spatial data compilation and the structuring of the connections between the observations. Descriptive analysis methods of spatial data are presented in order to identify and measure the spatial, global and local dependency.The authors then focus on autoregressive spatial models, to control the problem of spatial dependency between the residues of a basic linear statistical model, thereby contravening one of the basic hypotheses of the ordinary least squares approach.This book is a popularized reference for students looking to work with spatialized data, but who do not have the advanced statistical theoretical basics.
"Ideal for anyone who wishes to gain a practical understanding of spatial statistics and geostatistics. Difficult concepts are well explained and supported by excellent examples in R code, allowing readers to see how each of the methods is implemented in practice" - Professor Tao Cheng, University College London Focusing specifically on spatial statistics and including components for ArcGIS, R, SAS and WinBUGS, this book illustrates the use of basic spatial statistics and geostatistics, as well as the spatial filtering techniques used in all relevant programs and software. It explains and demonstrates techniques in: spatial sampling spatial autocorrelation local statistics spatial interpolation in two-dimensions advanced topics including Bayesian methods, Monte Carlo simulation, error and uncertainty. It is a systematic overview of the fundamental spatial statistical methods used by applied researchers in geography, environmental science, health and epidemiology, population and demography, and planning. A companion website includes digital R code for implementing the analyses in specific chapters and relevant data sets to run the R codes.
Here are all the techniques and shortcuts today's top speakers use to generate annual fees of up to $800,000 and more! Now you can use these techniques to generate the same kind of income for yourself through a career in paid, professional speaking. This revised and expanded edition of the "bible" of the speaking industry will show you how to identify the best sources of income for professional speakers, tips for targeting marketable topics and titles, guidelines for setting fees, how to enhance your image as the expert and leading authority, techniques for designing attention-getting brochures and promotional packages, tips for working with a speakers' bureau, and much more. You'll also discover new information on using such 21st-century electronic marketing tools as websites, fax-on-demand, E-mail newsletters, virtual seminars, fax campaigning and video conferencing. Plus, you'll find dozens of helpful lists, tools, and techniques to help you every step of the way to a satisfying, high-income professional speaking career!
When Sally Blue was six years old, sleeping peacefully in her bed, a gunshot woke her up and subsequently ripped her world apart.Jolted awake by the scary noise, Sally ran to her parent's bedroom for comfort. Instead, she found her mother slumped against the headboard, her ravaged nightdress drenched from a double-barreled wound.Climbing on the bed, Sally cradled her mother's head against her tiny chest, mindless of the blood and the cloying stench of death. There was no sign of her father, and Sally was too frightened to call out, when a voice from deep within her dead mother's throat screamed: "Run, Sally! Run!"Twenty-five years later, Sally has finally stopped running. She finds peace among the dead as a mortician's beautician, and on the night of a strange murder that reawakens a special gift within her, she actually meets an interesting man: Jersey Castle, homicide detective by day, punk rock drummer by night.But what Sally doesn't know is that someone has been hunting for her all this time, and now that she's passed his test of blood, he will stop at nothing to bring her home again.
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Speak, Memory, first published in 1951 as Conclusive Evidence and then assiduously revised in 1966, is an elegant and rich evocation of Nabokov's life and times, even as it offers incisive insights into his major works, including Lolita, Pnin, Despair, The Gift, The Real Life of Sebastian Knight, and The Defense. From the Trade Paperback edition.
A renowned legal scholar tells the definitive story of Hollingsworth v. Perry, the trial that will stand as the most potent argument for marriage equalitySpeak Now tells the story of a watershed trial that unfolded over twelve tense days in California in 2010. A trial that legalized same-sex marriage in our most populous state. A trial that interrogated the nature of marriage, the political status of gays and lesbians, the ideal circumstances for raising children, and the ability of direct democracy to protect fundamental rights. A trial that stands as the most potent argument for marriage equality this nation has ever seen. In telling the story of Hollingsworth v. Perry, the groundbreaking federal lawsuit against Proposition 8, Kenji Yoshino has also written a paean to the vanishing civil trial--an oasis of rationality in what is often a decidedly uncivil debate. Above all, this book is a work of deep humanity, in which Yoshino brings abstract legal arguments to life by sharing his own story of finding love, marrying, and having children as a gay man. Intellectually rigorous and profoundly compassionate, Speak Now will stand as the definitive account of a landmark civil-rights trial.From the Hardcover edition.assionate, and beautifully written, Speak Now is both a nuanced and authoritative account of a landmark trial, and a testament to how the clash of proofs in our judicial process can force debates to the ultimate level of clarity.From the Hardcover edition.
For readers of Kathy Reichs, Lisa Scottoline, Patricia Cornwell, and Lisa Gardner, a new thriller by former federal sex-crimes prosecutor Allison Leotta.SPEAK OF THE DEVIL--AND HE WILL APPEAR On the very night she gets engaged to the man she loves, sex-crimes prosecutor Anna Curtis's professional life takes a shocking turn that threatens everything she holds dear. While Anna is enjoying a romantic dinner capped off by a marriage proposal, a few miles away two separate groups are gearing up to raid a brothel. A vicious killer known as Diablo--the Devil--leads one group. A few minutes later, Anna's own investigative team heads in to search the brothel, as part of the fight against human trafficking in D.C. Both groups are caught off guard, with deadly results. As Anna investigates the bloody face-off, the boundaries between her work and home life begin to blur. Though eager to focus on her new fiancé, the chief homicide prosecutor Jack Bailey, and her soon-to-be stepdaughter, Olivia, this case and the search for Diablo are never far from her mind. When Anna discovers a web of long-buried secrets and official lies leading straight to her doorstep, the truth about this case threatens to rob her of the happiness she seemed so close to securing. And everything Anna counted on becomes a question mark as Diablo moves in for yet another kill. Allison Leotta draws on her experience as a D.C. sex-crimes prosecutor to take readers into the back rooms of the U.S. Attorney's Office, the hidden world of the Witness Protection Program, and the secret rituals of one of America's most dangerous gangs. Universally praised by bestselling authors from Catherine Coulter and George Pelecanos to Lisa Scottoline and David Baldacci, Leotta weaves fact and fiction to create her best novel yet.
Jenna Black has been establishing Morgan Kingsley as one of the premier female characters in the paranormal fantasy genre: a kick-ass exorcist who frees others of their demonic possessions while struggling - and embracing - her own. Black continues Morgan's dark, sexy adventures in the fourth book in the series, SPEAK OF THE DEVIL. Hosting the king of the demons is hard enough without becoming the target of a mysterious enemy with a deadly grudge. To make things worse, Morgan must also defend herself against a lawsuit that won't die and a private investigator determined to unearth her every secret. With anonymous death threats piling up and her enemy closing in, Morgan stands to lose everything she holds dear: her reputation, her boyfriend, her freedom - and maybe even her life.
This textbook is designed for beginning and intermediate students participating in the Middle School Public Debate Program (MSPDP). Shuster (director of debate outreach, Claremont McKenna College) and Meany (forensics, Claremont McKenna College) cover topics on the MSPDP program and format, including communication skills, preparation periods, refutation, impacts, and strategies. Appendices are offered and include a judging manual, an issue analysis form, and sample topics.
SPEAK SOFTLY On December 15, 1895, Theodore Roosevelt, future Governor of New York State, Rough Rider in the Spanish-American War, and twenty-sixth President of the United States, had been Police Commissioner, the City of New York, President of the Police Department's Board, seven months, nine days. Readers of the city's twenty- eight dailies, yellow and otherwise, could hardly wait to find out what was going to happen next. When The Big Stick, Lawrence Alexander's first Theodore Roosevelt Mystery, debuted in 1986, Alfred Hitchcock Mystery Magazine praised it as "a lot of fun and a jolly good idea." Now, in this newest installment, we return once again to Gay Nineties New York to meet up with our supersleuth hero, T.R. This time out, Teddy's called in to investigate a series of signature murders linked to organized crime and narcotics smuggling-a colorful case that turns into an intriguing but deadly family affair. When young cousin Franklin Delano Roosevelt receives a warning from the sinister "Black Hand" killers tying him to the crimes, the swashbuckling Police Commissioner springs into action. He discovers two important facts: first, the dead men were all members of Russell and Company, operating out of Canton, China; and second, F.D.R.'s grandfather Warren Delano was part of the group. With all those connected to the company now potential victims, Teddy gathers them together at his Sagamore Hill home for safekeeping-and finding the key link between this motley crew and the killings isn't going to be an easy task. It is only a matter of time before the Black Hand strikes again. Given a climactic submarine chase in New York harbor and a cast glittering with luminaries of the day, SPEAK SOFTLY is a delightful fictional creation, magically capturing the life and times of a legendary character.
Middle school is a tough time for nearly everyone, but it can be especially hard on girls. Between social and cultural pressures, academic challenges, family dynamics, changing hormones, and a growing awareness of the world around them, middle school girls often end up feeling voiceless and powerless. They can struggle with speaking in class, standing up for their beliefs, navigating complicated social situations, and getting their voices heard. By presenting real issues and scenarios that girls will recognize from their own day-to-day lives, as well as exploring the negative thoughts and feelings that can hold them back, Speak Up supplies girls with the tools they need to understand their feelings and speak up in any situation.
In Speak Up!, radio icon Eddie "Piolín" Sotelo opens up for the first time about his humble beginnings and the long, hard road to finding purpose and achieving triumph. <P><P>Drawing upon his strong family values and his unflinching work ethic, Piolín recounts his very personal and resilient story--how a once undocumented immigrant rose to become the voice of a generation and a symbol of hope. Through intimate, uplifting and engaging real-life accounts, Piolin shares profound inspiration, wisdom, and guidance with his legions of fans and listeners who are searching for their own paths to success and happiness.
Chief Inspector Wexford is in China, visiting ancient tombs and palaces with a group of British tourists. After their return to England, one of his fellow tourists is found murdered. As he questions other members of the group, Wexford finds secrets of greed, treachery, theft, and adultery, leading the distressed inspector to ask not who is innocent, but who is least guilty...
FROM THE WORLDS OF BUSINESS, POLITICS, HISTORY, LITERATURE, ENTERTAINMENT, AND MORE . . . "Think how much happier women would be if, instead of endlessly fretting about what the males in their lives are thinking, they could relax, secure in the knowledge that the correct answer is: very little. " --DAVE BARRY "I'd tell you what I really thought about the national media, but as my good friend Dana Carvey would say, 'Wouldn't be prudent. Not gonna do it. ' " --GEORGE BUSH "We must believe in luck. For how else can we explain the success of those we don't like?" --JEAN COCTEAU "Don't find fault. Find a remedy. " --HENRY FORD "Peace is more precious than a piece of land. " --ANWAR SADAT "People who read tabloids deserve to be lied to. " --JERRY SEINFELD "Patriotism is not a short and frenzied outburst of emotion but the tranquil and steady dedication of lifetime. " --ADLAI STEVENSON
The Speaker's Compact Handbook provides a concise and portable resource for speakers. It equips you with the essential information, tips, and tools you need to be an effective public speaker.
Make every communication count--with a simple, four-step speaking modelWhether it's among colleagues at lunch or an audience of a thousand, a leader's role is to move and inspire others. It's not only the big occasions that test a leader's mettle, but the little ones as well--in a casual conversation in the elevator, in phone calls, or one of many incidental, seemingly "insignificant" interactions in everyday work life. Written by one of the world's leading communications coaches, Speaking as a Leader shows you how to make the most of your daily communications, creating a presence on the job as a genuine and constant leader.In this eye-opening guide, aspiring (and established) leaders can enhance their reputations and influence by following a few simple steps. Speaking as a Leader:Shows how to structure your thoughts and message in any situation using a four-step modelOffers tips on listening effectively, in three dimensionsDetails why you are the best visual and how to avoid "Death by PowerPoint"Offers guidance on taking the "numb" out of numbersIncludes tips on moving from subject to messageWith Speaking as a Leader, you'll learn to tap into your innate leadership skills at every occasion--whether small or large--and earn the sort of respect that creates devoted friends and passionate supporters.
"Kay provides an insider's guide to navigating the potentially overwhelming, confusing, and expensive world of veterinary medicine. The consummate guide to how to be your best friend's medical advocate!"--Animal Radio. "Could save you thousands of dollars and give you the tools to prevent the heartache that comes with making uninformed or rushed decisions about your dog's health care."--Linda Tellington-Jones, animal behaviorist and author, Getting in TTouch with Your Dog; Getting in TTouch with Your Puppy; and Unleash Your Dog's Potential.
My eight-year-old son is the only boy in his class who doesn't have a Gameboy. I don't want him to be ostracized for not having one, but I worry that it's addictive. What do you think? Our two sons are eleven and fourteen, and they are fiercely competitive. The tension around our house is awful. How can we help them get along better? We've worked very hard to keep our ten-year-old son in touch with his feelings. Sometimes it seems as if we've put him at a disadvantage, surrounded by tougher boys who can be pretty cruel with teasing. How can we help him protect himself when other boys start to tease? With his bestselling book Raising Cain, Michael Thompson, Ph. D. , at last broke the silence surrounding the emotional life of boys and spearheaded an important national debate. His warmth and humor quickly made him a popular and respected international speaker and consultant. Now he directs his authority, insight, and eloquence to answering your questions about raising a son. With candid questions and thoughtful, detailed responses, Speaking of Boys covers hot-button topics such as peer pressure, ADHD/ADD, and body image as well as traditional issues such as friendship, divorce, and college and career development. This perceptive, informative, and passionate book will leave you not only with useful, practical advice but also with the comforting knowledge that other parents share the same concerns you do when it comes to raising our boys into well-adjusted, responsible men. From the Trade Paperback edition.
In Speaking of Race and Class, the follow up volume to her groundbreaking Race and Class Matters at an Elite College, Elizabeth Aries completes her four-year study of diversity at a prestigious liberal arts college. Here, the 58 students - affluent, lower-income, black and white - that Aries has interviewed since they were Amherst freshmen, provide a complete picture of what and how each group learned about issues of race and class. Aries presents the students' personal perceptions of their experiences. She reveals what the extent to which learning from diversity takes place on campus, and examines the distinct challenges that arise for students living in this heterogeneous community. Aries also looks more broadly at how colleges and universities across the country are addressing the challenges surrounding diversity. Speaking of Race and Class testifies to the programming and practices that have proven to be successful.
In this highly anticipated follow-up to White Like Me, activist and educator Tim Wise examines the ways in which institutional racism continues to shape the contours of daily life in the United States. The essays included in this collection span the last ten years of Wise's writing and cover all the hottest racial topics of the past decade, including the political rise of Barack Obama, the challenge to affirmative action, the implications of Hurricane Katrina, and immigration. Wise's commentaries make forceful yet accessible arguments that serve to counter both white denial and complacency--two of the main obstacles to creating a more racially equitable and just society. Considered one of the leading writers on racism, Tim Wise once again challenges his readers to ask, "Where is the outrage?"
If you are in middle management, you live with daily ambiguity, lack of control, and even chaos. To get anything done, you must present your ideas to decision makers, and those presentations can be brutal. Careers and projects can come unwound in a matter of minutes if a presenter at the top level doesn't know the rules. Fear in the middle creates fog at the top, and bad decisions are made. The stakes are high--one presentation can make or break a career--but the rules are utterly unclear. Or at least they used to be. Speaking Up is an indispensable resource for anyone who needs to know how to present to those higher up the chain. It offers revelatory insights into the minds of the men and women at the top--information that is crucial to understanding what they're looking for from presenters. Tactics and techniques that work well with peers, subordinates, and immediate supervisors may actually work against you when presenting up the chain. Psychologist and coach Frederick Gilbert shows why these high-level presentations are about one thing: delivering information to help extremely talented, highly stressed people make good decisions--fast. Gilbert focuses on three simple rules for "speaking up": (1) know the people, (2) get to the point, and (3) improvise. Based on ten years of research and hundreds of interviews, Gilbert's book is unique in featuring extensive comments from executives explaining exactly what they want and don't want in a presentation, as well as midlevel managers' stories of triumphs and tragedies and what they learned as a result. This a must-read book for surviving high-stakes meetings.
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