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MACROECONOMICS: PRIVATE AND PUBLIC CHOICE, Fifteenth Edition, reflects current economic conditions, enabling students to apply economic concepts to the world around them, and includes a robust set of online multimedia learning tools.
When it comes to explaining current economic conditions, there is no economist readers trust more than New York Times columnist and Nobel laureate Paul Krugman. Term after term, Krugman is earning that same level of trust in the classroom, with more and more instructors introducing students to the fundamental principles of economics via Krugman's signature storytelling style. The new Third Edition of Paul Krugman and Robin Wells's Economics is their most accomplished yet--extensively updated to offer new examples and stories, new case studies from the business world, and expert coverage of the ongoing financial crisis.
From celebrated author Sandra Chastain comes the sensual tale of a compassionate nurse who is determined to heal her patient . . . and mend his shattered heart. After a series of football injuries leave him broken in both body and spirit, former star quarterback Joe Armstrong decides that his life is over. Wanting nothing more than to sit alone with a strong drink, Joe is less than pleased when he receives an unexpected visit from nurse Annabelle Calloway. Finding the golden-haired angel impossible to ignore, Joe reluctantly lets Annabelle into his home. Although she's seen her fair share of tough cases, Annabelle isn't sure how to reach the troubled Joe. But having almost succumbed to depression herself, Annabelle feels an instant connection to her charge. A connection that becomes undeniable. Enveloped by passion and filled with longing, Annabelle will stop at nothing to give Joe a reason to live--and a reason to love. Includes a special message from the editor, as well as excerpts from these Loveswept titles: The Reluctant Countess, Wild Rain, and Silk on the Skin.
Whether you're thinking of switching to a Macintosh computer, are looking into the latest Apple products, or have a Mac and want to learn about Mac OS X Leopard, then Macs For Dummies, 10th Edition will get you going. Here you'll learn all about how to compare the different desktop and laptop models to choose your perfect match, make Mac OS X Leopard work your way, use the new iLife 2008 digital lifestyle applications, get online and connect to a wired or wireless network, and run Windows on your Mac so you can keep the Microsoft programs you need. You'll also discover how to:Navigate your way around the Mac interface and work with icons and foldersBest utilize OS X, work with the new Photo Booth, and manage clutter with Exposé and SpacesGet connected, start a Web-browsing Safari, use e-mail and iChat, and shop onlineJoin .Mac and take advantage of iDisk backups, IMAP mail, and Web GalleryExplore all that iTunes offers, process digital photos with iPhoto, make iMovies, and have fun with GarageBandUse Windows on your Mac and transfer Windows filesIt's a perfect time to join the Mac generation, especially if you're a Windows user who's been thinking of defecting. Macs For Dummies, 10th Edition will get you there, helping you pick peripherals, download freebie programs, set up user accounts, implement security secrets, troubleshoot your Mac, and experience the iLife.
Over 50 and thinking about getting your first computer? A user-friendly Mac is a great choice, and Macs For Seniors For Dummies walks you through choosing one and learning to use it. You won't even need your grandchildren to help! Macs For Seniors For Dummies introduces you to all the basic things you may not have encountered before-how to use the keyboard and mouse, work with files and folders, navigate around the Mac OS X desktop, set up an Internet connection, and much more. You'll learn to: Choose the Mac that's right for you, set it up, run programs and manage files, and hook up a printer Use all the programs that come with your Mac for creating documents and spreadsheets, playing movies and music, and more Surf the Internet with the Safari browser - safely Keep in touch with family and friends via e-mail Upload photos from your digital camera, edit and organize them with iPhoto, and share them by e-mail or as prints Play music with iTunes, put your favorite songs on a CD, or listen to online radio stations Use the Web to help plan trips, get maps, book hotels or RV campgrounds, or buy plane tickets Customize your Mac to make everything as easy and convenient as possible Even if you've never used a computer before, Macs For Seniors For Dummies makes it really easy to make friends with your Mac. Before you know it, you'll wonder why you waited so long to get a computer!
The acclaimed book on macular degeneration--now completely revised and updated with cutting edge research and the latest developments in the field.More than fifteen million Americans have age-related macular degeneration (AMD), and the disease will strike 200,000 more people this year. It is the most prevalent cause of vision loss in the western world. Dr. Lylas Mogk, the founding director of the Visual Rehabilitation and Research Center of the Henry Ford Health System, has a unique professional and personal understanding of AMD. A doctor and loving daughter of a parent with this frightening though manageable condition, Mogk here explains exactly what it is and how to limit its effect on your life. Reassuring and comprehensive--complete with illuminating first person stories of people with AMD--Macular Degeneration will help you or someone you love with information on* Reducing your risk factors* Revolutionary new technology, including laser surgery and alternative treatments* New research discoveries in nutrition--and eye-healthy recipes* The latest low-vision computer software programs* Coping with depression and frustration* Active online communities of people with macular degeneration Plus a Low Vision Living Rehab program to help you read better, see better, and live independently!From the Trade Paperback edition.
Dr. Lylas Mogk has a unique personal and professional understanding of AMD. This book explains how to successfully manage and limit its effect on a person's life.
This invaluable guide to living well with vision loss is the perfect blend of abundant factual material and real-life experience. The book's positive, take-charge approach offers reassurance, hope, and hundreds of proven techniques, strategies, and tips for both the newly diagnosed and those at later stages of their disease. "My Story" vignettes in each chapter describe the author's fears, foibles, and triumphs in challenging situations. Readers will identify with the author's experiences and be encouraged by knowing she successfully traveled the same path.
The Sara Lewis Betting Pool Is Officially Open!And everyone in Erskine, Montana, has been gambling on where and when the next "incident" will take place. Sara can't seem to help the fact that every time she gets near her neighbor, rancher Max Devlin, she inevitably winds up causing some sort of chaos. But enough is enough. She's been in love with Max for six years now, and it may just be time for her to move on.Easier said than done. Single dad Max also has an eight-year-old son, Joey, whom she loves as if he were her own. Together the three of them would make the perfect family-if only Max could see her as more than the sweet, perennially klutzy girl next door....
madness \mad-nes\ n (14c): the quality or state of being mad: a: rage b: insanity c: extreme folly d: ecstasy, enthusiasm. And, added in the margins of the dictionary owned by James Tremont, the 9th Duke of Parkerton, one additional definition: e: the state of finding oneself mistaken for a solicitor by a duke-hunting beauty who needs to be enthusiastically taught the true meaning of love. Rage, insanity, extreme folly, and ecstasy will most likely be involved.
In the second River Road Mystery from USA Today bestselling author Susan McBride, Helen Evans must find a killer before her granddaughter is arrested for murder!When tiny River Bend, Illinois, is hit by a string of burglaries even Sheriff Frank Biddle can't solve, the clients of LaVyrle's Cut 'n' Curl can hardly talk of anything but. There are no signs of forced entry and no fingerprints, and valuables are missing from secret hiding places, as if the thief knew what he wanted and just where to look.Helen Evans wonders what the world has come to if even their once-quiet town isn't safe anymore. Then Grace Simpson, a big-city psychotherapist who had opened up shop in River Bend, is found dead on her bedroom floor, and Helen's granddaughter is caught with the murder weapon in hand.Sure of the girl's innocence, Helen embarks on a little investigation of her own and turns up plenty of folks who aren't grieving a bit now that Grace is dead ...
"I'm mad as hell, and I'm not going to take it anymore!" The words of Howard Beale, the fictional anchorman in the 1970s hit film Network, struck a chord with a generation of Americans. From the disgrace of Watergate to the humiliation of the Iran hostage crisis, the American Dream seemed to be falling apart. In this magisterial new history, Dominic Sandbrook re-creates the schizophrenic atmosphere of the 1970s, the world of Henry Kissinger and Edward Kennedy, Anita Bryant and Jerry Falwell, Bruce Springsteen and Tom Landry. He takes us back to an age when feminists were on the march and the Communists seemed to be winning the Cold War, but also when a new kind of right-wing populism was transforming American politics from the ground up. Those years gave us organic food, disco music, gas lines, and gay rights--but they also gave us Proposition 13, the neoconservative movement, and the rise of Ronald Reagan. From the killing fields of Vietnam to the mean streets of Manhattan, this is a richly compelling picture of the turbulent age in which our modern-day populist politics was born. For those who remember the days when you could buy a new Ford Mustang II but had to wait hours to fill the tank, this could hardly be a more vivid book. And for those born later, it is the perfect guide to a tortured landscape that shaped our present, from the financial boardroom to the suburban bedroom: the extraordinary world of 1970s America.
Mad at School explores the contested boundaries between disability, illness, and mental illness in the setting of U.S. higher education. Much of the research and teaching within disability studies assumes a disabled body but a rational and energetic (an 'agile') mind. In Mad at School, scholar and disabilities activist Margaret Price asks: How might our education practices change if we understood disability to incorporate the disabled mind?
This fascinating history of mind doctors and their patients probes the ways in which madness, badness, and sadness have been understood over the last two centuries. Lisa Appignanesi charts a story from the days when the mad were considered possessed to our own century when the official psychiatric manual lists some 350 mental disorders. Women play a key role here, both as patients "among them Virginia Woolf, Sylvia Plath, and Marilyn Monroe" and as therapists. Controversially, Appignanesi argues that women have significantly changed the nature of mind-doctoring, but in the process they have also inadvertently highlighted new patterns of illness.
MAD HOT BALLROOM Alexander, his eyes hot and blue, snaked his arm around Meagan's waist and dragged her to the dance floor. This was not the stately Nvengarian dance she'd learned. This dance was crazed, Alexander's arm rock-solid against her abdomen, his sword held out to his side. Whenever they passed another whirling couple, Alexander's and the man's swords met in a ringing clash. "You're mad," she shouted, and she started to laugh. "You are completely mad." He grinned, the wild and feral Nvengarian loose at last. It was as though without his medal-bedecked coat and sash of office, he could let free the being inside him. His face shone with perspiration, as did his muscled chest bared by the open V of his shirt. He looked like his barbarian ancestors, the gypsies and the nomads in tents under the stars who lived and loved with great passion. "I love you," she said beneath the stamping and shouting and clanging and clapping. "I love you, Alexander." Alexander jerked her close, and there in front of their five hundred guests, he scooped her to him and kissed her. His sword clanged Nikolai's, and the valet laughed out loud. Meagan joined the laughter, tasting the frenzy of Alexander's bruising kiss. A loud crash sounded even over the riot of dancing and shouting, and the two tall windows at the end of the ballroom broke and fell in sheets of shimmering glass. The night rain and wind tumbled in, along with five men carrying pistols cocked and ready. Many explicit descriptions of sex.
Nobles were slaughtered and their castles looted or destroyed, bodies were dismembered and corpses fed to animals-the Udine carnival massacre of 1511 was the most extensive and damaging popular revolt in Renaissance Italy (and the basis for the story of Romeo and Juliet). Mad Blood Stirring is a gripping account and analysis of this event, as well as the social structures and historical conflicts preceding it and the subtle shifts in the mentality of revenge it introduced. This new reader's edition offers students and general readers an abridged version of this classic work which shifts the focus from specialized scholarly analysis to the book's main theme: the role of vendetta in city and family politics. Uncovering the many connections between the carnival motifs, hunting practices, and vendetta rituals, Muir finds that the Udine massacre occurred because, at that point in Renaissance history, violent revenge and allegiance to factions provided the best alternative to failed political institutions. But the carnival massacre also marked a crossroads: the old mentality of vendetta was soon supplanted by the emerging sense that the direct expression of anger should be suppressed-to be replaced by duels.
Like The Bolter and Portrait of a Marriage, this beguiling, heady tale of a scandalous ménage à trois among England's upper classes combines memoir and biography to re-create an unforgettably decadent world.Among the glittering stars of British society, Sofka Zinovieff's grandparents lived and loved with abandon. Robert Heber-Percy was a dashing young man who would rather have a drink than open a book, so his involvement with Jennifer Fry, a gorgeous socialite famous for her style and charm, was not surprising. But by the time Robert met and married Jennifer, he had already been involved with a man--Gerald, Lord Berners--for more than a decade.Stout, eccentric and significantly older, Gerald was a composer, writer and aesthete--a creative aristocrat most at home in the company of the era's best and brightest minds. He also owned one of Britain's loveliest stately homes, Faringdon House, in Oxfordshire, which under his stewardship became a beacon of sybaritic beauty. Robert and Gerald made an unlikely couple, especially because they lived together at Faringdon House when homosexuality was illegal. And then a pregnant Jennifer moved into Faringdon in 1942, creating a formidable ménage à trois.In this gorgeous, entertaining narrative of bohemian aristocracy, Sofka Zinovieff probes the mysteries of her grandparents and the third man in their marriage: Gerald, the complex and talented heir to a legendary house, its walls lined with priceless art and its gardens roamed by a bevy of doves, where he entertained everyone from Igor Stravinsky to Gertrude Stein. What brought Robert and Jennifer together under his roof, and why did Jennifer stay--and marry Robert? Blending memoir and biography in her quest to lay old ghosts to rest, Zinovieff pieces together the complicated reality behind the scandals of revelry and sexuality. The resulting story, defined by keen insight, deep affection and marvelous wit, captures the glory and indulgence of the age, and explores the many ways in which we have the capacity to love.
Howard Lyman's testimony on The Oprah Winfrey Show revealed the deadly impact of the livestock industry on our well-being. It not only led to Oprah's declaration that she'd never eat a burger again, it sent shock waves through a concerned and vulnerable public. A fourth-generation Montana rancher, Lyman investigated the use of chemicals in agriculture after developing a spinal tumor that nearly paralyzed him. Now a vegetarian, he blasts through the propaganda of beef and dairy interests -- and the government agencies that protect them -- to expose an animal-based diet as the primary cause of cancer, heart disease, and obesity in this country. He warns that the livestock industry is repeating the mistakes that led to Mad Cow disease in England while simultaneously causing serious damage to the environment. Persuasive, straightforward, and full of the down-home good humor and optimism of a son of the soil, Mad Cowboy is both an inspirational story of personal transformation and a convincing call to action for a plant-based diet -- for the good of the planet and the health of us all.
The puppy started it. The poor thing was cold and trembling, abandoned on their front doorstep. Dash, impulsive as always, decides on the spot that they should keep it. But her husband, Andrew, thinks it's the craziest thing he's ever heard. A fight over a scruffy little dog doesn't seem like much of a reason to walk out on your husband of twenty years - but the spat over the puppy is just the last of many straws. Dash is so tired of the faculty parties at Mason-Dixon College that Andrew insists they attend even though he won't mingle with his colleagues, tired of his constant fretting over illnesses he doesn't have, tired of the glass of warm milk he must have every night before bed. Why can't he see that with her mother gone and their daughter off at college, Dash needs something more? Now, living on her own for the first time in years, Dash can do whatever she wants...if only she could figure out what that is. But every time she starts making plans for the future, she finds herself thinking about the past - remembering the mother she's lost, her daughter's childhood, and the husband she isn't entirely sure she wants to leave behind...
A Mad Dash picks up where 2007's A Preferred Blur left off. A seemingly endless stream of words, one after another, details his travels all over the world, over one hundred performances and the shooting of five documentaries. The book goes right to the end, only stopping at the last page.
From Elie Wiesel, a recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize and one of our fiercest moral voices, a provocative and deeply thoughtful new novel about a life shaped by the worst horrors of the twentieth century and one man's attempt to reclaim happiness.Doriel, a European expatriate living in New York, suffers from a profound sense of desperation and loss. His mother, a member of the Resistance, survived World War II only to die in an accident, together with his father, soon after. Doriel was a child during the war, and his knowledge of the Holocaust is largely limited to what he finds in movies, newsreels, and books--but it is enough. Doriel's parents and their secrets haunt him, leaving him filled with longing but unable to experience the most basic joys in life. He plunges into an intense study of Judaism, but instead of finding solace, he comes to believe that he is possessed by a dybbuk.Surrounded by ghosts, spurred on by demons, Doriel finally turns to Dr. Thérèse Goldschmidt, a psychoanalyst who finds herself particularly intrigued by her patient. The two enter into an uneasy relationship based on exchange: of dreams, histories, and secrets. Despite Doriel's initial resistance, Dr. Goldschmidt helps to bring him to a crossroads--and to a shocking denouement.In Doriel's journey into the darkest regions of the soul, Elie Wiesel has written one of his most profoundly moving works of fiction, grounded always by his unparalleled moral compass.From the Hardcover edition.
The essential book for any sports fan, from one of the reigning kings of sports talk radio, Christopher "Mad Dog" Russo. Which was the greater achievement, Ted Williams's .406 season or Joe DiMaggio's 56-game hitting streak? Who would dominate the ultimate Pebble Beach showdown? Ben Hogan or Tiger Woods? Who was really the most important athlete of the twentieth century? If you love sports, there's only one thing better than a good game--and that's a good argument.
Many athletes are SUPERSTARS. Many coaches are LEGENDS. Many moments are CLASSICS. But which are the best of the best? Which ten will make THE MAD DOG HALL OF FAME? Opining about sports in a spirited fashion is Chris Russo's specialty." - Bob Costas. The All-Time Top-Ten Players in Baseball, NFL Football, NBA Basketball, College Basketball, College Football The Top-Ten Coaches of All Time The All-Time Top-Ten Movers and Shakers in Sports The Top-Ten Sports Moments in History of All Time The Top-Ten Sports Venues of All Time It's The Big Question in the world of sports: Who's number one? Which player? Which coach? Which team? Now, the authors of the acclaimed New York Times bestseller,The Mad Dog 100: The Greatest Sports Arguments of All Time, get down and dirty to tackle the central issue that consumes every sports fan: Which players, teams, venues, and moments would make the top-ten list of all time? With characteristic candor, explosive energy, and unquestioned expertise, top-rated sports talk radio personality Christopher "Mad Dog" Russo tackles the tough questions head-on and creates his own personal Hall of Fame. But the Mad Dog sets the bar much higher than usual--only ten honorees are inducted in each category--so plenty of all-time greats will find themselves on the outside looking in. Russo ranks Lou Gehrig, Willie Mays, and Walter Johnson...and one of them doesn't even make the cut. He ranks Jerry Rice and Dick Butkus and Mean Joe Greene... and try telling one of them he'll have to pay admission to get into this Hall of Fame. He takes sides and ranks Fenway Park ahead of Yankee Stadium... or will it be the other way around? He names the single greatest sports moment of all time, across all sports... and no, it's not what you think. Each enticing chapter is packed full of intriguing facts and sidebars, including tidbits that will surprise even the most seasoned sports fan. The magic of Russo's analysis is not just an explanation of who makes the cut and who does not, but why. THE MAD DOG HALL OF FAME is essential reading--the kind of book every sports enthusiast will want to have on hand as a quick reference guide to the best of the best. Russo and St. John have crafted an entertaining, fast-paced, and provocative tour of the world of sports, chock-full of close calls and tough choices designed not to end arguments... but to start them.
He growls at trucks. He snaps at clouds. He barks at rain. Mad Dog McGraw is one mean dog. What's a kid to do? First he tries stilts, but his left stilt gets stuck in a crack; then he tries an umbrella, but the wind only carries him so far. He even tries a cat named Bait--but Bait LOVES Mad Dog! With some hard thinking and a little courage (and a dog biscuit, for good measure), our protagonist comes to a startling realization. Maybe Mad Dog's bark is worse than his bite. The perfect book for kids who worry about dogs, as well as the kids who already love them. Mad Dog McGraw may show his teeth to the wind, but deep down, he's just a pussycat. Picture descriptions added.
D.J. didn't see any harm in unfastening the leash from his little dog, Hero, for a run in the mountains, but that simple act caused the boy a world of fear and pain.
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