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Better IEPs: How to Develop Legally Correct and Educationally Useful Programs (4th edition)

by Barbara D. Bateman Mary Anne Linden

This book is designed to give special educators, regular educators, and parents the confidence and know-how to develop Individualized Education Programs (IEPs) that are both legally correct and educationally useful.

Better in 7: The Ultimate Seven-Day Guide to a Better You!

by Andrew Ordon

Better in 7 delivers simple, at-home, surgery-free programs that target women's "hot button" body issues: big thighs, muffin-top bellies, unsightly veins, cellulite and more.

Better Left Unsaid: Victorian Novels, Hays Code Films, and the Benefits of Censorship

by Nora Gilbert

Better Left Unsaidis in the unseemly position of defending censorship from the central allegations that are traditionally leveled against it. Taking two genres generally presumed to have been stymied by the censor's knife--the Victorian novel and classical Hollywood film--this book reveals the varied ways in which censorship, for all its blustery self-righteousness, can actually be good for sex, politics, feminism, and art. As much as Victorianism is equated with such cultural impulses as repression and prudery, few scholars have explored the Victorian novel as a "censored" commodity--thanks, in large part, to the indirectness and intangibility of England's literary censorship process. This indirection stands in sharp contrast to the explicit, detailed formality of Hollywood's infamous Production Code of 1930. In comparing these two versions of censorship, Nora Gilbert explores the paradoxical effects of prohibitive practices. Rather than being ruined by censorship, Victorian novels and Hays Code films were stirred and stimulated by the very forces meant to restrain them.

A Better Mantrap

by Bob Shaw

A brilliant collection of original stories. A predatory alien accidentally teleported to Earth A mad scientist and his imprisoned ghost A space traveller returns to face an accusation of murder

The Better Mousetrap

by Tom Holt

It touches all our lives-our triumphs and tragedies, our proudest achievements, our most traumatic disasters. Alloyed of love and fear, death and fire, and the inscrutable acts of the gods, insurance is indeed the force that binds the universe together. Hardly surprising, therefore, that Frank Carpenter, one of the foremost magical practitioners of our age, felt himself irresistibly drawn to it. Until, that is, he met Jane, a high-flying corporate heroine with an annoying habit of falling out of trees and getting killed. Repeatedly. It's not long before Frank and Jane find themselves face to face with the greatest enigma of our times: When is a door not a door? When it's a mousetrap.

Better Naughty Than Nice

by Jill Shalvis Vicki Lewis Thompson Rhonda Nelson

Meet St. Nick's delightfully devilish brother, Damon Claus. He's about to prove to three unsuspecting couples that being naughty is much, much nicer...No Mistletoe Required by Vicki Lewis ThompsonWith Damon's sneaky help, Hayden Manchester and Riley Kinnard rekindle a long-running, very creative rivalry...that leaves them fighting over who's on top!Her Secret Santa by Jill ShalvisWorkaholic Ally Dauer runs the local toy drive. Only when she discovers some very adult toys, firefighter Eddie Weston convinces her that the best gifts are meant to be shared....Snug in His Bed by Rhonda NelsonViv Foster hates Christmas. Hank Bailey owns a Christmas tree farm. What could they possibly have in common? Sizzling sexual chemistry and, thanks to Damon, the opportunity to act on it. After all, it's the season of miracles...

Better Off

by Eric Brende

What happens when a graduate of MIT, the bastion of technological advancement, and his bride move to a community so primitive in its technology that even Amish groups consider it antiquated? Eric Brende conceives a real-life experiment: to see if, in fact, all our cell phones, wide-screen TVs, and SUVs have made life easier and better -- or whether life would be preferable without them. By turns, the query narrows down to a single question: What is the least we need to achieve the most? With this in mind, the Brendes ditch their car, electric stove, refrigerator, running water, and everything else motorized or "hooked to the grid" and begin an eighteen-month trial run -- one that dramatically changes the way they live, and proves entertaining and surprising to readers. Better OFF is a smart, often comedic, and always riveting book that also mingles scientific analysis with the human story, demonstrating how a world free of technological excess can shrink stress -- and waistlines -- and expand happiness, health, and leisure. Our notion that technophobes are backward gets turned on its head as the Brendes realize that the crucial technological decisions of their adopted Minimite community are made more soberly and deliberately than in the surrounding culture, and the result is greater -- not lesser -- mastery over the conditions of human existence.

Better Off Dead

by Meryl Sawyer

Devon's used to a life on the run-when she entered the Witness Protection program, she had to give up her friends, her family ... even her name. But now someone's cracked her FBI file and sent a hired killer after her, and Devon can't count on the Feds to protect her. Now Devon's fighting to stay one step ahead of the crime lord who's after her, but she can't do it alone. Her neighbor, a security expert, is willing to help her ... but is he her guardian angel, or working with the assassins chasing her? Devon has to decide, and soon ... because someone thinks she'd be better off dead.

Better Off: Flipping the Switch on Technology

by Eric Brende

In this social experiment, author Brende and his wife live in a primitive and remote community and rid their lives of anything motorized or electric. Describes how the author feels that such a life can decrease stress and increase one's happiness and health.

Better Off Without 'Em

by Chuck Thompson

Let's talk about secession. Not exactly the most suitable cocktail party conversation starter anywhere in the country, but take that notion deep into the heart of Dixie and you might find yourself running from the possum-hunting conservatives, trailer-park lifers, and prayer warriors Chuck Thompson encountered during the two years he spent traveling the American South asking the question: Would we be better off without 'em? The result is a heavily researched, serious inquiry into national divides which is unabashedly controversial, often uproarious, and always thought-provoking. From a church service in Mobile, Alabama, where the gospel entertainer announces "Islam is upon us!" to a store selling Ku Klux Klan memorabilia on a quaint little street in South Carolina--Thompson lifts the green velvet drapes on a South that would seem to belong more to the time of Rhett and Scarlett than the dawn of the twenty-first century. By crunching numbers, interviewing experts, and roaming the not-so-former Confederacy, Thompson--an openly disgruntled liberal from the Northwest--makes a compelling case for southern secession. What would the new nations look like if Virginia governor Bob McDonnell was elected as the first President of the Confederate States of America? If a southern electorate was left to fend for itself while the North did damage control on an economy decimated by cut-rate southern workers who operate as a rival nation within its own borders? If the BCS championship football game were replaced by a North vs. South Coca Cola/ Starbucks Blood BowlTM? If Florida went to the South and Texas to the North in the most complex land-and-population grab in American history? Better Off Without 'Em is a deliberately provocative book whose insight, humor, fierce and fearless politics, and sheer nerve will spark a national debate that is perhaps long overdue.

Better Sentence-writing In 30 Minutes A Day

by Dianna Campbell

Contains information on all types of sentence structures. Shows how to write simple and complex sentences, the properties of a sentence, punctuations, and more.

Better Sex Through Yoga

by Jacuqule Noelle Greaux Jennifer Langheld Garvey Rich

Bring the ancient practice of yoga from the mat into the bedroom--with electrifying results! There's no doubt about it: Yoga is sexy. With skimpy yoga outfits, graceful moves, deep breathing, and poses like Downward Dog, it's no wonder yoga can leave you feeling a little turned on. Now the Better Sex Through Yoga program allows you tobring that yoga-sexiness right into the bedroom--and take your sex drive to unimaginable new heights. A combination of traditional yoga poses, Pilates, and dance, along with twenty mind-blowing sex positions,Better Sex Through Yogais guaranteed to tone up your bodyandturn up the heat on your lovemaking. Targeting the muscles of your sexual core to strengthen your pelvis, hips, and abdomen, the program also works the PC muscles, a little-known muscle group that prolongs and intensifies sexual pleasure. Each of the routines will increase your stamina, enhance your flexibility, and jumpstart your libido for deeper, longer, more frequent orgasms. You can try: The Honeymoon...ignites the spark and gets you in the best sexual shape of your life Hot Date Prep...leaves you feeling frisky, relaxed, and glowing as you head out the door Bedtime Bootie...fast, loose, and hot, this quickie routine revs you up before hitting the sheets Flexy Makes Sexy...opens the door for incredible new positions and heightened sexual pleasure And seven more steamy yoga sequences Soon your sex life will be sizzling and you'll be feeling more confident in the bedroom and beyond. Working out has never been this good--or satisfying!

Better Spelling In 30 Minutes A Day

by Robert W. Emery Harry H. Crosby

Do you use the dictionery more then you think you should? Are the business memos you write filled with embarassing spelling mistakes? Have you recieved alot of low grades on your papers because of poor spelling? Did you notice that some of the words in the above questions (dictionary, fhan, embarrassing, received, a lot) were misspelled? If not, you need this book. This easy-to-use workbook not only teaches you how to avoid misspellings like the ones above, but sharpens your skills so you can recognize spelling errors right away. You'll write clean English, improve your grades (if you're a student) and increase your chances for finding a new or better job. (After all, resumes and cover letters with misspelled words often are discarded.) You'll also find: Diagnostic exercises that allow you to identify your weak spelling areas. Thorough coverage of key areas of phonics. The most commonly misspelled words and tricks for spelling them right. Ample opportunity for proofreading practice. Easy-to-understand explanations and plenty of exercises to test and refine your skills. An answer key at the back of the book to encourage you to work at your own pace and check your answers as you go. Even if you can't spare 30 minutes a day to learn how to break your addiction to your computer's spell checker, Better Spelling In 30 Minutes a Day allows you to custom-design your learning to take as little as five minutes a day. Like its companion guides in the Better English Series-Better Grammar In 30 Minutes a Day and Better Sentence Writing In 30 Minutes a Day-this book is just what the teacher ordered!

Better, Stronger, Faster

by Daniel Gross

Financial meltdown, a deep recession, and political polarization--combined with strong growth outside the United States--have led to a global bubble of pessimism surrounding America's economic prospects. Bloated with debt, and outpaced by China and other emerging markets, the United States has been left for dead as an economic force. But in this time of grim predictions, Daniel Gross, Yahoo! financial columnist and author of Dumb Money, offers a refreshingly optimistic take on our nation's economic prospects, examining the positive trends that point to a better, stronger future. Widely respected for his Newsweek and Slate coverage of the crash and the recovery, Daniel Gross shows that much of the talk about decline is misplaced. In the wake of the crash, rather than accept the inevitability of a Japan-style lost decade, America's businesses and institutions tapped into the very strengths that built the nation's economy into a global powerhouse in the first place: speed, ingenuity, adaptability, pragmatism, entrepreneurship, and, most significant, an ability to engage with the world. As the United States wallowed in self-pity, the world continued to see promise in what America has to offer--buying exports, investing in the United States, and adopting American companies and business models as their own. Global growth, it turns out, is not a zero-sum game. Better, Stronger, Faster is an account of the remarkable reconstruction and reorientation that started in March 2009, a period that Gross compares to March 1933--as both marked the start of unexpected recoveries. As the U.S. public sector undertook aggressive fiscal and monetary actions, the private sector sprang into action. Companies large and small restructured, tapped into long-dormant internal resources, and invested for growth, at home and abroad. Between 2009 and 2011, as Europe struggled with a cascade of crises, the U.S. got back on its feet--and began to run. Through stories of innovative solutions devised by policy makers, businesses, investors, and consumers, Gross explains how America has the potential to emerge from this period, not as the unrivaled ruler of the global economy but as a healthier leader and an enabler of sustainable growth.

Better: A Surgeon's Notes on Performance

by Atul Gawande

The "New York Times" bestselling author examines the complex and risk-filled medical profession and how those involved progress from merely good to great. Gawande provides rare insight and offers an honest firsthand account of his own life as a surgeon.

Better than Beauty

by Emery I. Gondor H. Valentine A. Thompson

Chronicle Books resuscitates the long-lost art of charm with this classic compendium of hints, tips, and tricks guaranteed to boost anyones charm quotient. First published in 1938, this delightful handbook is overflowing with timeless advice to guide readers through a maze of social interactions with wit and grace. More than an etiquette or personal grooming book, Better than Beauty tackles complicated social situations with delicacy: How to be kind to atrocious people How to avoid the gossip mill How many drinks is too many drinks How to deflect unwanted advances from married men How much to tip And much, much more With good humor, authors Helen Valentine and Alice Thompson offer straightforward charm counsel, making it a cinch to win the admiration of friends, family, and suitors. Featuring original artwork, Better than Beauty proves that charm never, ever goes out of style.

Better Than Chocolate

by Siimon Reynolds

What could possibly be better than chocolate? How about good health, self-acceptance, loving relationships, freedom from fear and guilt, and a clear sense of purpose in life? In BETTER THAN CHOCOLATE, happy guy Siimon Reynolds offers 50 bites of delightful wisdom that are guaranteed to boost your mood instead of your blood sugar. From Taoism to psycho-cyberkinetics, this delicious little book distills simple lessons from the world's major theories about happiness, such as:Ask uplifting questions (they can change the direction of your thinking).Try a low-insulin diet (balancing sugar levels sweetens your mood).Understand Buddhist theory (fewer desires leads to less suffering).Kiss someone (kissing just feels great).Animated with cheery illustrations, BETTER THAN CHOCOLATE is sweeter than a candy bar baked into a brownie and dipped in hot fudge-and a whole lot better for you. From the Hardcover edition.

Better Than Chocolate

by Susan Waggoner

Be careful what you wish for. . . Food writer Annie Wilkins is on an express elevator to fame and fortune, thanks to research scientist/husband Tom's remarkable invention: fat-free, carb-free, calorie-free chocolate that tastes better than the real thing! Once reduced to writing walleye-on-a-stick articles for Minnesota Menus, now she's living large in showcase houses and hobnobbing with the hoi polloi. Annie and "America's Sexiest Scientist" Tom happily accept their new status as the nation's most happening Fabulous Couple.But as a high-profile spokesperson, Annie's got a corporate responsibility to change her hair, her style, and lose twenty-five pounds. Her kids are becoming too worldly too fast and Tom's in demand for a lot more than just his candy. If this is the American Dream, Annie needs to wake up because all of a sudden her marriage and her sanity are in jeopardy. . . and she's about to bottom out on top!

Better Than Chocolate

by Sheila Roberts

Sweet Dreams Chocolate Company has been in the Sterling family for generations, ever since Great-Grandma Rose literally dreamed up her first fabulous recipe. But now it looks as if they're about to lose Sweet Dreams to the bank-and that would be a disaster, not only for the family but for the town of Icicle Falls, Washington. Can Samantha, the oldest daughter and new head of the company, come up with a way to save it?After Samantha does some brainstorming with her mother and sisters, inspiration strikes. They'll have a chocolate festival! Time's running out, but the Sterling women are determined and the town's behind them, so everything's bound to go smoothly....Or not. Events seem to be conspiring against Samantha, and her mother's attempts to help aren't helping. To make matters worse, the fate of her company is in the hands of her archenemy, Blake Preston, the bank manager with the football-hero good looks. It's enough to drive her to chocolate. But Blake's also enough to convince her that (believe it or not) there's something even better than chocolate.

Better Than Gold

by Laurie Alice Eakes

Lily is tired of her one-horse town. Lily Reese can't wait to escape Browning City, Iowa. She's sure she'll be happier in the big city, if only she can save enough money to get there. But then Ben Purcell rides into town, threatening not only Lily's place of residence and growing sense of family, but her safety and peace of mind, as well. And Ben has every intention of sticking around and becoming a small-town guy. How can Lily even consider the feelings he evokes in her? Rumors of a long-lost cache of gold bring danger swirling around them, but Lily and Ben find themselves on a quest for something more. Will releasing their plans and desires bring heartache or a reward they had never imagined?

Better Than Gold

by Mary Brady

A life-changing discovery Mia Parker's restaurant-in-progress is the best shot Bailey's Cove has at survival. That is, until a two-hundred-year-old skeleton is unearthed on-site. It doesn't help that the investigator-sexy, guarded anthropologist Daniel MacCarey-instantly charms her to distraction. Add in rumors that the remains belong to a pirate-and that his treasure might be buried nearby. Mia's trapped in the mystery that jeopardizes everything. Despite the risks, Daniel can't resist offering to help Mia. Nor can he fight the attraction that reels him in. And working together, they may find a treasure better than any other....

Better Than Normal

by Dale Archer

A groundbreaking new view of human psychology that shows how eight key traits of human behavior--long perceived as liabilities--can be important hidden strengths.What if the inattentiveness that makes school or work a challenge holds the secret to your future as an entrepreneur? What if the shyness in groups that you hate is the source of deep compassion for others? What if the anxiety and nervousness you often feel can actually help energize you? What if the mood swings you sometimes experience canbe the source of tremendous creativity? Renowned psychiatrist and popular on-air personality Dr. Dale Archer believes that labels for behavior like "ADHD," "bipolar," and "OCD" are normal human qualities--and contends that we all experience these and other psychological traits to some extent, yet fail to leverage the significant advantages they can offer. Worse, we stigmatize one another for these prevalent, widely shared aspects of our personalities.In Better Than Normal, Dr. Archer offers an empowering framework for redefining what constitutes mental health. Drawing on his twenty years of clinical experience, he describes eight traits of human behavior--heretofore knownonly as psychiatric diagnoses. Each of these occurs along a continuum rather than as a simple on-off switch (where "off " means we're fine, and "on" means we've got a problem). These are the aspects of our personality that we worry about the most, but these are also the very things that make us distinctive and different.According to Dr. Archer, each of us has a unique personality that emerges from our hardwired genetics and individual life experiences. With Better Than Normal, you can map your individual characteristics by taking the eight traitself-assessment quiz and see how what makes you different can indeed make you exceptional. Filled with engaging anecdotes and practical tools to help you capitalize on your unique characteristics, Better Than Normal offers a new and liberating way to look at ourselves and others.

Better Than Sex : A Mystery Featuring Anneke Haagen

by Susan Holtzer

From Booklist Holtzer's Anneke Haagen, a computer consultant from Ann Arbor, returns in her seventh adventure. Anneke is on her honeymoon in San Francisco with new hubby Karl Genesko, ex-Pittsburgh Steeler and now Ann Arbor's chief of police. They make their way to the Maize and Blue Sports Bar, where they plan to enjoy the newest culinary trend--high-fat "Nouvelle Midwest" cuisine--while watching the University of Michigan football game. While all eyes are glued to the game, Lindsay Summers, a Michigan graduate student, drops dead after drinking a glass of unsalted tomato juice. Because the victim was on a crusade to make high-fat food as regulated as tobacco, and everyone sitting at her table had a financial stake in the licensing and sale of Nouvelle Midwest products, there is no lack of suspects with motive and means. Anneke and Karl reluctantly agree to help out the San Francisco police because so many of the suspects have ties back to Ann Arbor. Anneke learns more than she cares to about militant food purists in this lively and humorous tale. Stuart Miller

Better Than Weird

by Anna Kerz

In this stand-alone sequel to The Mealworm Diaries, Aaron is anxiously waiting for his father to return for the first time since Aaron's mother's death eight years earlier. Aaron works hard with a counselor at school, but he still has problems getting along with and understanding other kids, and he's worried that his dad will think he's weird. As well as having to confront Tufan, the class bully, Aaron must find ways to cope with the fact that his dad now has a pregnant wife and his beloved Gran needs surgery. In the end, his greatest strength is not his intelligence or his sense of humor, but the openness and warmth of his heart.

Better Than Well: American Medicine Meets the American Dream

by Carl Elliott

Psychology aspects of medical options

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