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Have you ever noticed that you can't look up just one word? It's like eating potato chips. You can never eat just one. Before you catch yourself, your eye spies another word whose meaning you want to know, and that entices you to look up that one, too. This never-ending process is called enriching your mind.This book will help you by adding to your vocabulary. It will encourage you to use words correctly and confidently, as dynamic tools that explain or persuade. Whether English is your native language or your second language, your constant use of this book will accomplish several things: It will stimulate you to become interested in the meanings and origins of words, introduce you to new ideas and concepts, acquaint you with the fun and mystery of mythology and history, and add to the sum of your knowledge. The Athenian playwright Aristophanes (c. 450-385 BC) wrote that "by words, the mind is excited and the spirit elated." Much more recently, H. G. Wells, author of The Time Machine and other futuristic novels, wrote that "human history becomes more and more a race between education and catastrophe" (The Outline of History, 1920).
Acclaimed novelist Susan Johnson found, at age thirty-five, that her desire to have a baby became overwhelming. She had no inkling what motherhood would cost -- or give -- her. But as she went on to experience pregnancy and birth, and their impact on her marriage, health, and heart, she recorded it all. In this hauntingly lovely account, Johnson portrays a woman transformed by motherhood, and a writer forever changed by a widening chasm of experience. Her initial ecstasy jostles against bewilderment, rage, and despair, however, when she develops a rare complication of childbirth; she is "a one-woman catastrophe, a small ruined country." She is also burning to get words on paper. The result, A Better Woman, should be required reading for every woman hungry to give birth -- and every mother yearning to have her deepest feelings heard.
Full of practical advice on how to effectively manage dictionaries, thesauri, and other language reference books, this easy-to-use guide helps readers significantly improve their word power. Includes useful tips for tackling spelling.
Absolutely anyone can take better photos! If you can press a button, you can take great pictures. It's as simple as that. Jim Miotke, founder of the popular online photography school BetterPhoto.com, shares tips and tricks to improve your photos right away, no matter what camera you're using. Too busy to read a book? No problem--flip to any page for an instant tip to use right away! Learn to compose knockout shots, make the most of indoor and outdoor light, and photograph twenty popular subjects, from sunsets and flowers to a family portrait. Those who want to go further get tips on controlling exposure and the secrets behind ten advanced creative techniques. And everyone will appreciate Jim's breakdown of easy fixes to make in Photoshop. No matter what your level of experience, you'll be amazed how easy it is to start taking photos like the pros.
Master composition and design to take your photos from okay to wow You already own the most important photography tool--your creative eye. With this book, you'll learn how classic design and composition principles can be applied to a wide range of photographic situations to create images with impact. Jim Miotke and Kerry Drager, both veteran photographers and experienced instructors, share time-tested design guidelines, composition techniques, even tips on when to break the rules, that will transform the way you make photographs.From the Trade Paperback edition.
Photographer Miotke provides a comprehensive and practical introduction to the artistic and technical aspects of digital photography. Written in a clear, friendly tone, and filled with over 200 color illustrations, this guide begins with an introduction to different kinds of digital cameras and lenses. Further chapters provide technical information on file formats, memory, resolution, exposure, depth of field, digital zooms, as well as guidance on what to photograph, cropping, composition, and the use of graphic elements such as line, shape, pattern, and framing. The volume concludes with a glossary, digital camera buyer's guide, and brief notes on software and printing. Annotation ©2005 Book News, Inc. , Portland, OR (booknews. com)
Exposure. It's essential to producing high-quality photographs, but mastering exposure is difficult. At last there's a BetterPhoto guide to exposure, packed with BetterPhoto's signature assignments, diagrams, tips, and illustrations. It's like a full-scale photography course between the covers of the book-all taught the BetterPhoto way, just like photographers learn at the top photography-instruction site on the web. There's plenty of information here on both digital and film photography, discussing how different file formats affect exposure, how to adjust digital files, color correction, combining digital exposures, and much more. The author's stunning full-color photographs make this hardworking guide as inspiring as it is instructive.From the Trade Paperback edition.
Start taking pictures that are just as cute as they are!Part of the popular BetterPhoto series, this book shows photographers how to get great shots of children of all ages, under any conditions, and with any subject. Learn how to use light, composition, and exposure to help improve photographs, how to capture a moving target and how to develop rapport with even the shyest or most rambunctious child.From the Trade Paperback edition.
In Betting on Blackjack, expert Fritz Dunki-Jacobs reveals his strategies for consistent winning at blackjack-from how to pick the right place to play to knowing when to stop. With Dunki-Jacobs's proven system, players can win repeatedly by knowing the probabilities of the game and analyzing the betting strategies and attitudes connected with achieving ongoing successes at the tables. Betting on Blackjack shows you how to maximize profit by: Establishing achievable goals in realistic time frames Choosing a casino that has the most favorable rules Spotting the right table and sitting in the most advantageous position Employing mathematically proven betting strategies Overcoming the belief that the house always comes out ahead Adjusting your strategy for single and double deck versus multiple decks Recovering any losses quickly Betting on Blackjack also shows you how to apply these betting techniques to blackjack's popular offshoot, Spanish 21, as well as baccarat. With this book in hand, you're sure to come away from the table a winner!
No resisting this cowboy!Brianna Wright has ventured to the Bell River Ranch to make peace with her sister. With enough time here in Colorado, Bree might accomplish that goal and forget the mess of her business back in Boston. Of course, none of that will happen if she lets herself get distracted by a certain gorgeous and charming cowboy-Grayson Harper. Really, resisting a guy as carefree as he is should be easy for someone as responsible as Bree.But it's clear Gray has his sights set on her, and his determination is stronger than Bree thought! As they work together on the ranch, she realizes there's more to Gray than his footloose facade suggests. If that's true, he just might win her over!
Betting on the Muse is a combination of hilarious poetry and stories. Charles Bukowski writes about the real life of a working man and all that comes with it.
Betty-Anne Hastings has compiled an entire 127-page book dedicated to making everyday life easier and less costly for you. Her "HELPFUL HOUSEHOLD HINTS" is a treasure trove full of time-saving, money-saving guides for lightening the load of household chores ... indoors and out ... from the kitchen to the garden to the garage. Betty-Anne's dollar- stretching hints make being self-sufficient an adventure in living. You'll discover ingenious new ways to cope with clothing care, pets, kids, vacations, gardening, recycling and more. Keep a copy of this book at your fingertips to use any time as a useful working tool. You'll be amazed at how much fun it can be to save time, money and effort.
Meet Betty Bunny. She's proud to be a handful (because she doesn't know what that word means). Her mommy wants her to have patience. She wants to have cake (because it tastes so much better than patience).
A companion to the bestselling Betty Crocker's Cooking with Kids, this irresistible cookbook makes no-fail baking a breeze. The colorful, easy-to-use design makes cooking simple and fun, and a comb binding allows the book to lie flat on the counter top. Throughout the book are tips for successful and creative baking, such as how to paint cookies and make dough. 24 photos.
Fun and sure-to-please cookie recipes--from all-time classics to contemporary favoritesHere's a massive collection of the best cookies and bars ever with more than 180 sensational recipes that are as easy to make as they are fun to eat. Whether made from scratch or with a Betty Crocker mix, these delectable cookies give you as many options as any cookie lover could want.Whether you crave traditional favorites or fancy new ideas, you'll fall in love with these lusciously diverse cookies--from classic peanut butter cookies to unexpected flavors like Pecan-Praline Bacon Bars. Plus, with a special section of gluten-free recipes, every member of the family can get in on the fun.Features more than 180 easy-to-make cookie recipes offering a wide variety of flavors and variations, from fun cookies for kids to sophisticated dinner-party delightsIllustrated with more than 100 full-color photos and step-by-step how-to photos for baking, decorating, and moreIncludes tips and advice on cookie-making basics, from rolling and cutting to baking and frostingYou'll find almost any cookie you can imagine in the Betty Crocker Big Book of Cookies. With these recipes and variations, you'll find the perfect sweet treat for any occasion . . . or no occasion at all.
A huge collection of easy weeknight dinners the whole family will love. Dinner will never get boring with this compendium of weeknight dinner recipes from Betty Crocker. You'll find soups and stews, skillet meals, main-dish salads, pizzas, sandwiches, casseroles, and much more. With meals that are just as easy to prepare as they are delicious to eat, this book will help you keep the family fed with minimum effort.Whether it's a light summer meal or a hearty winter meal you need, The Big Book of Weeknight Dinners has you covered! Includes more than 200 simple, no-fuss recipes with mouthwatering full-color photographs throughout. Helpful icons highlight fast recipes that can be prepared in 30 minutes or less while an introductory section offers helpful tips on meal planning and smart shopping. With more than 200 recipes at just $19.99, this book is a fantastic value. When it comes to feeding families, no one has you covered like Betty Crocker. With The Big Book of Weeknight Dinners, you'll have plenty of great dinner ideas to dig into.
Nothing satisfies a serious sweet tooth like chocolate! Whether it's in a cookie, a brownie or a cake, chocolate makes every dessert a cause for celebration. Now Betty Crocker gives you recipes for chocolate treats of every type and stripe--from gooey cookies to melty molten cakes to fun and fancy truffles. For special occasions and everyday desserts alike, Betty Crocker shows you how to put a smile on every chocolate lover's face!
Surprise your family and friends with delicious home-baked pies, tarts and crisps. It's never been easier and more fun! Betty Crocker gives you fuss-free baking tips for muffins, quick breads and all kinds of scrumptious baked goods. You'll even find out how to whip up some special Halloween treats. These super-easy recipes are guaranteed to make everyone happy!
Everyone loves desserts, and the sweet sensations you'll find inside are as fun to make as they are delicious to eat. Betty Crocker shows you how easy it is to make candy in your own kitchen. You'll discover simple ways to get creative with cookies and cupcakes. And you'll find no-fuss recipes for chocolate fudge and fondue that are out of this world!
Whether you suffer from celiac disease, gluten intolerance, or want to avoid gluten, you know how challenging it can be to stick to a safe, nutritious, and delicious diet. Most gluten-free cookbooks are just collections of simple, basic recipes that get the job done without offering much creativity. But with Betty Crocker Gluten-Free Cooking, the most trusted name in home cooking serves up a collection of recipes that are safe for celiacs (and others avoiding gluten), and delicious too! These accessible, delicious recipes cover breakfast and brunch, appetizers and snacks, main courses, gluten-free breads, sides, and desserts--giving you plenty of great-tasting options for every meal of the day.
There's nothing better than home-baked cookies hot out of the oven. Now Betty Crocker gives you cookie-baking tips and more than 20 terrific recipes to try at home--super-easy drop cookies, classic rolled and pressed cookies, holiday favorites and irresistible bars. All are guaranteed to put smiles on the faces of your family and friends.
General Mills's Pink Together initiative is a supportive online community that links 500,000 cancer survivors and their supporters, letting them share photos, personal stories, and recipes. Now, in partnership with Pink Together, this new edition of the Living with Cancer Cookbook has been updated and revised to include the inspirational stories of Pink Together community members. Like the first edition, this special edition includes 130 recipes that are specially designed for those undergoing cancer treatments and the loved ones who care for them.
From a hearty casserole to a sizzling stir-fry, one-dish meals are the ultimate fix-it-and-forget-it solution for busy cooks on the go. This book packs flavor and convenience into more than 300 all-in-one recipes that will help you put variety on the menu every day of the week. You'll find a whole range of tempting soups, stews, salads, pizzas, foil-packet dishes and more to explore. With tantalizing choices like Pizza Alfredo, Tuna Twist Casserole and Spicy Black Bean Barbecue Chili to choose from, who needs sides? And you'll save energy on shopping, prepping and cleanup, too. Home cooking has never been so stress-free.
Great get-togethers always start with good food. Now Betty Crocker gives you over 20 recipes to get the good times rolling--tasty appetizers, mini sandwiches, refreshing summer drinks, side dishes, salads, grilled food and delicious frozen treats. Whether you're feeding your family or entertaining the entire block, these festive recipes are sure to please everyone.
Who can resist the tangy kick of great barbecue or a juicy steak grilled to perfection? Betty Crocker gives you everything you'll need to make your grill sizzle all year long. Get great recipes for main dishes, savory sides and even desserts you can make right on the grill. Boost the flavor of fish, beef, pork and chicken to new heights with sauces, rubs, marinades and seasonings!
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