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Too frequently, the media and politicians cast Mexican immigrants as a threat to American society. Given America's increasing ethnic diversity and the large size of the Mexican-origin population, an investigation of how Mexican immigrants and their descendants achieve upward mobility and enter the middle class is long overdue. Barrios to Burbsoffers a new understanding of the Mexican-American experience. Vallejo explores the challenges that accompany rapid social mobility and examines a new indicator of incorporation, a familial obligation to "give back" in social and financial support. She investigates the salience of middle-class Mexican Americans' ethnic identification and details how relationships with poorer coethnics and affluent whites evolve as immigrants and their descendants move into traditionally white middle-class occupations. Disputing the argument that Mexican communities lack high quality resources and social capital that can help Mexican Americans incorporate into the middle class, Vallejo also examines civic participation in ethnic professional associations embedded in ethnic communities.
Those preparing to take the Graduate Record Exam will get plenty of hands-on test-taking practice with this thoroughly updated and revised book.
This best-selling review manual has been thoroughly updated to reflect the College Board's elimination of the Level AB course and the updated Level A syllabus. The new edition presents three full-length AP practice exams for the Level A course. The first exam is a diagnostic test and contains charts detailing the topics for each question. All three model tests have questions answered and explained. Test takers will also find an extensive subject review including new sections on static variables, the List interface, Integer. MAX_VALUE, and Integer. MIN_VALUE. A section on two-dimensional arrays is included for the Level A exam.
In-depth preparation for the AP English Literature and Composition exam includes: Five full-length practice AP exams with all questions answered and explained Additional sample questions with answers covering poetry and prose fiction A review of test topics covering details test takers need to know about poetry, fiction, and drama Sample student essays with critiques of their strengths and weaknesses A detailed glossary defining 175 literary and rhetorical terms Updated guidelines for determining final AP exam score The manual can be purchased alone or with an optional CD-ROM that presents two additional full-length practice tests with automatic scoring and fully explained answers. BONUS! An exclusive online exam included with the purchase of the book or the book with CD-ROM!
In-depth preparation for the AP European History exam features: Two full-length model AP exams with all questions answered and explained A 15-chapter summary of European history for review, starting with Europe during the Italian Renaissance and progressing to Europe in the twenty-first century Essay questions and multiple-choice questions with answers following each chapter Extensive charts that summarize Europe's history The manual can be purchased alone or with an optional CD-ROM that presents two additional full-length practice tests with automatic scoring and fully explained answers. BONUS! An exclusive online exam included with the purchase of the book or the book with CD-ROM.
This brand-new addition to Barron's series of Advanced Placement test prep manuals presents a comprehensive review of music theory, followed by two full-length practice tests with all questions answered and explained. These practice tests include both aural and non-aural sections. The four audio CDs enclosed with the manual provide aural skill development prompts for both practice tests' aural sections, as well as material that complements exercises and examples in the subject review chapters. Topics covered in the review chapters include music fundamentals, harmonic organization, harmonic progression, melodic composition and dictation, relationship of key centers, harmonic dictation and composition, visual score analysis, contextual listening, strategies for harmonizing and sight-singing, and much more. Multiple-choice questions with strategies for test-taking success appear at the end of many chapters.
This manual's in-depth preparation for the AP Statistics exam features the 35 absolutely best AP Statistics exam hints found anywhere, and includes: A diagnostic test and five full-length and up-to-date practice exams, All test questions answered and explained. Additional multiple-choice and free-response questions with answers, A 15-chapter subject review, covering all test topics and divided into four themes: Exploratory Analysis, Planning a Study, Probability, and Statistical Inference The book also offers a guide to basic uses of TI-83/TI-84 calculators.
The Advanced Placement U.S. Government and Politics course and test, unlike the other Social Studies AP courses and tests, is contemporary in nature. In-depth preparation for the AP U. S. Government and Politics exam features: Two full-length model AP exams with answer keys and explanations An extensive subject review covering Constitutional development, the branches of federal government, political parties, special interest groups, the media, bureaucracy, and public policy issues related to the economy, the federal budget, social welfare, foreign policy and national defense Newly revised end-of-chapter multiple-choice and free-response questions with rubrics for each.
Fully revised, students will receive an in-depth preparation for the AP World History exam with: Revised strategies for answering all question types New unit short cut charts that help organize a better study plan Two full-length model exams with answer explanations A review of world history, from the foundations of civilization circa. 8000 B. C. E. to world cultures of the twenty-first century Reflects the 9 Historical Thinking Skills required by the College Board and key concepts at the beginning of each chapter serve as a study guide. This manual can be purchased alone or with an optional CD-ROM that presents two additional full-length practice tests with automatic scoring and fully explained answers. BONUS! An exclusive online exam included with the purchase of the book or the book with CD-ROM.
Topics covered in Barron's " E-Z Physics " include motion, forces, energy, heat, wave motion, noise and music, electricity, magnetism, electromagnetic waves, the properties of light, and an introduction to nuclear physics.
This newly revised and updated manual gives you a test overview plus test-taking advice and a timetable for a typical computer-based GRE test.
Dramatic changes in the economy and the market demand a new edition of the bestselling guide. This revised volume helps readers to devise a lifetime investment program that minimizes risk and adapts easily to changing financial goals, markets, and investment trends. 24 cartoons. Index.
This newly updated 14th edition concentrates on the SAT's Critical Reading section with exercises reflecting both SAT question types: sentence completion and reading comprehension.
This text, beginning with a description of the test, offers study advice for its several parts and presents a diagnostic test with answers and explanations.
Comprehensive preparation for the test formerly called SAT II: Literature is presented here with seven practice tests, two diagnostic tests, and three interpretive skills practice sets. Students will also find reference material to help them develop critical reading skills, analyze literature, and write papers. A helpful chapter titled "Writing to Learn" teaches critical reading skills and the literary elements by showing students how to develop their own writing skills.
Action, horror, politics, and sensuality combine in this DEBUT EPIC FANTASY novel for fans of George R. R. Martin and Michael J. Sullivan, set in the world of the Eisner Award-nominated Artesia comic books.To find the Sword, unearth the Barrow. To unearth the Barrow, follow the Map. When a small crew of scoundrels, would-be heroes, deviants, and ruffians discover a map that they believe will lead them to a fabled sword buried in the barrow of a long-dead wizard, they think they've struck it rich. But their hopes are dashed when the map turns out to be cursed and then is destroyed in a magical ritual. The loss of the map leaves them dreaming of what might have been, until they rediscover the map in a most unusual and unexpected place.Stjepan Black-Heart, suspected murderer and renegade royal cartographer; Erim, a young woman masquerading as a man; Gilgwyr, brothel owner extraordinaire; Leigh, an exiled magus under an ignominious cloud; Godewyn Red-Hand, mercenary and troublemaker; Arduin Orwain, scion of a noble family brought low by scandal; and Arduin's sister Annwyn, the beautiful cause of that scandal: together they form a cross section of the Middle Kingdoms of the Known World, united by accident and dark design, on a quest that will either get them all in the history books...or get them all killed.From the Trade Paperback edition.
Barry Bonds: Baseball Superman is the biography of the game's first four-time Most Valuable Player. In 2001, Bonds broke the greatest record in sports, the all-time single-season home run record held over the years by Babe Ruth, Roger Maris and Mark McGwire, and arguably had the greatest season in baseball history. There is no doubt that for most fans, Barry Bonds is a man of mystery. Author Steven Travers documents the superstar's 2001 campaign as Bonds defied the very bounds of conventional logic and perfected the art of long-ball hitting. Travers also describes Bonds's childhood in Riverside, California, the hometown of his father, Bobby; his successful high school career in the Bay Area, and his All-American career at Arizona State.
This is the story of a boy named Barry. Some stuff happens, and overnight like magic he turns into a boyhound. Not a hound, but a boyhound-which means while he may still look like a boy, he is, in fact, a dog. And even in his boyhound brain, Barry knows there are lots of advantages to being a dog. You don't have to clean your room or use dental floss, for example. But things get crazy. He eats something too disgusting to mention. He's attacked by telepathic squirrels. An innocent squashed frog becomes involved. Plus, his mother's getting pretty mad. And that's all before the really bad thing happens. . . .
[from the back cover:] "Find out just how awful Barry was when he first came to Hogwash. The previous two Barry Trotter books have sold 600,000 copies, to people all around the world who really should know better. So when Mike said he wanted to do a prequel (technical terminology for 'artistically unjustified but financially sound hasty last-minute addition to an unexpectedly successful series of books') you can be sure we put on our best 'what-a-great-idea' faces, and agreed. And because this is a 'prequel' (see above) you really don't have to have read either Barry Trotter and the Shameless Parody or Barry Trotter and the Unnecessary Sequel (even though we're taking this opportunity to remind you just what great books they really are) before you buy this book." Told in flashbacks, hypnotized Barry experiences his first true romance and a trip to the afterlife. He tries to recharge his wand by reeking pointless chaos as he flees across the world pursued by Lord Valumart, who, as always, is intent on killing him. Included at the end of this intelligent and idiotic story full of sophisticated and gutter humor are a hilarious glossary and ridiculous set of ten reading group discussion questions. All three of the Barry Trotter parody's of the Harry Potter series are in the Bookshare collection.
WARNING: THIS ISN'T THE REAL THING. . . IT'S FUNNIER! "Stop that movie," Headmaster Alpo Bumblemore said, "or Hogwash is history!" Already overrun by brawling, fetid fans of the bestselling Barry Trotter books, Hogwash is certain to be pulled down brick by brick after Barry's new big-budget biopic debuts. So Barry Trotter, Ermine Cringer, and Lon Measly are hauled out of retirement to face their toughest challenge yet.
Barry Trotter is 22 and the only student in Hogwash history ever to be held back 5 times. From a Quiddit accident, pleasant, playful, loyal, Lon has a hole through his head, an IQ of 62 and exhibits many doggie behaviors. Ermine teaches at St. Hilary's Academy for the Marginally-Magical and is more than a flirt. Together they go on a quest to New York and Hollywood to stop the filming of the first Barry Trotter blockbuster film the very publicity for which has caused Hogwash School to be overrun buy rude, unkempt, insane fans. Ferd and Jorge Measly join them and bad goes to worse. There are new magic potions, Boarsbollocks' Brew, and abilities, pretzeltongues who can lick their own eyeballs. The friends must make their way through putrid smells, foul fluids, and bathroom humor. Nothing is safe from Star Wars to Buddhism. And of course, Lord Valumart lurks where he is least suspected to corrupt Harry who is wrestling with the new information that he is to be killed off in the next novel because who wants to read, Barry Trotter and the Difficult Tax Return? Readers who enjoy humor that ranges from clever to crude and aren't Harry Potter purists, will find this parody to be packed with laughs. Don't miss the humor from the copyright page at the beginning of the book, to the I Hate You letter at the end where readers are given a series of check lists to register their objections.
Two complete eBooks for one low price! Created and compiled by the publisher, this Bartender's bundle brings together two entertaining titles in one, e-only bundle. With this special bundle, you'll get the complete text of the following two titles: Bartending For Dummies, 4th Edition This latest edition of Bartending For Dummies features over 1,000 drink recipes in an A-Z format with clear, easy-to-follow instructions. This 4th Edition also provides detailed information on how to properly stock a bar, including the latest glassware and mixers . Featuring expanded coverage on making exotic frozen/blended specialties, specialty coffees, and hot toddies, this title is a must-have for any mixologist Features helpful information about experimenting with the latest flavored rums and vodkas including apple, blackberry, blueberry, cherry, grape, mango, and watermelon are included. The latest tips and advice on curing hangovers and hiccups are listed as well. New recipes covering the hottest shooters such as After Five, Candy Corn, Jelly Bean, and more. Plus, A new section on festive holiday cocktails such as the Grinch and Candy Cane Martini Whiskey & Spirits For Dummies Would you like to better appreciate fine distilled spirits? Whiskey and the Scottish whisky? This friendly book tells you as it reveals where the first whiskeys or dark spirits originated and how they came to the United States. It also explores the origins of clear spirits and the different varieties of each. You'll compare American and European vodkas, see how to make the new and improved all-purpose Martini, and follow the spread of flavored rums across the globe. A slew of sidebars give you fascinating tidbits of information about these spirits. You'll also discover how to become a sophisticated taster, shop for the best spirits, select the right mixers, and use spirits in cooking. Plus, you'll get learn how to make ten classic cocktails and choose and taste cordials and liqueurs This thorough guide also features recipes for cooking with spirits, offering menu choices such as entrees, vegetables, and desserts that all include at least one type of spirit. Complete with an appendix of craft distillers across the United States, Whiskey & Spirits For Dummies will give you the knowledge and hands-on guidance you need to become a connoisseur of such greats as fine Scotch, Bourbon, and Cognac in no time! About the Author of Bartending For Dummies, 4th Edition Ray Foley is the founder and publisher of Bartender Magazine whose readership exceeds 100,000. His Web site, bartender. com, generates over 1 million hits per month. A professional bartender for more than twenty years, he is the founder of the "Bartender Hall of Fame. " About the Author of Whisky & Spirits For Dummies Perry Luntz has been involved in one way or another with the beverage alcohol business most of his adult life. For more than 20 years he has been publisher and editor of Beverage Alcohol Market Report, an international e-letter for marketing executives in beer, wine, and spirits. He served as Director of Marketing Communications for Seagram Distillers for a decade, worked on the creative side of several advertising agencies, including a spell as a creative director of a Young s B-to-B Internet site
From a great American storyteller, a one-of-a-kind father and his precocious son, rocked by a time of change. Tom Harry has a streak of frost in his black pompadour and a venerable bar called The Medicine Lodge, the chief watering hole and last refuge of the town of Gros Ventre, in northern Montana. Tom also has a son named Rusty, an "accident between the sheets" whose mother deserted them both years ago. The pair make an odd kind of family, with the bar their true home, but they manage just fine. Until the summer of 1960, that is, when Rusty turns twelve. Change arrives with gale force, in the person of Proxy, a taxi dancer Tom knew back when, and her beatnik daughter, Francine. Is Francine, as Proxy claims, the unsuspected legacy of her and Tom's past? Without a doubt she is an unsettling gust of the future, upending every certainty in Rusty's life and generating a mist of passion and pretense that seems to obscure everyone's vision but his own. As Rusty struggles to decipher the oddities of adult behavior and the mysteries build toward a reckoning, Ivan Doig wonderfully captures how the world becomes bigger and the past becomes more complex in the last moments of childhood. .
From a great American storyteller, a one-of-a-kind father and his precocious son, rocked by a time of change. Tom Harry has a streak of frost in his black pompadour and a venerable bar called The Medicine Lodge, the chief watering hole and last refuge of the town of Gros Ventre, in northern Montana. Tom also has a son named Rusty, an "accident between the sheets" whose mother deserted them both years ago.The pair make an odd kind of family, with the bar their true home, but they manage just fine. Until the summer of 1960, that is, when Rusty turns twelve. Change arrives with gale force, in the person of Proxy, a taxi dancer Tom knew back when, and her beatnik daughter, Francine. Is Francine, as Proxy claims, the unsuspected legacy of her and Tom's past? Without a doubt she is an unsettling gust of the future, upending every certainty in Rusty's life and generating a mist of passion and pretense that seems to obscure everyone's vision but his own. As Rusty struggles to decipher the oddities of adult behavior and the mysteries build toward a reckoning, Ivan Doig wonderfully captures how the world becomes bigger and the past becomes more complex in the last moments of childhood.
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