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For the first time, the entire body of Louis L'Amour's short fiction is now available together in this historic eBook bundle. Gathering more than two hundred short stories originally anthologized across seven volumes, this one-of-a-kind edition is a treasure trove of rare gems for his millions of fans, as well as those who have yet to discover L'Amour's thrilling prose--and his vital role in capturing the spirit of the Old West.The majority of the pieces are set on the American frontier, the crucible in which character is tested, reputations are won or lost, and life always hangs in the balance. These are classic stories no reader can resist--or ever forget: A soft-spoken young suitor proves his courage when the guns are against him--without firing a shot . . . A man finds a gruesome mystery at the site where a friend's ranch has vanished into thin air . . . A couple takes refuge in a cabin with a group of outlaws who don't intend to let them see sunrise . . . A ranch foreman stands up to his boss, his men, and conspirators who seem to have both right and might on their side . . . A sheriff patiently sets a trap for a serial killer in a town where fourteen men have already died.This bundle also collects L'Amour's lesser-known adventure stories, which journey from the harsh steppes of East Asia to a downed commercial plane dangling six hundred feet above certain doom. Also included are crime stories set in L'Amour's own time, whether in a boxing underworld rife with corruption, the penthouses of the rich and arrogant, or along freight docks where laborers earn just enough to get by.L'Amour is the master storyteller of honest thieves and crooked lawmen, of dream chasers and treasure hunters, of men and women hoping for a second chance and others down to their last--from ordinary folks to heroes who have become a part of our cultural legacy. Together in this vivid, rollicking eBook bundle, they bring to life the national spirit and confirm Louis L'Amour's place at the very top of the pantheon of American writers.
A versatile and vibrant medium, colored pencils are capable of producing art of a serious, and seriously exciting nature. The Complete Colored Pencil Book will guide you through your first strokes and beyond.
Master PC installation, configuration, repair, maintenance, and networking and fully prepare for the CompTIA A+ 220-801 and 220-802 exams This unique tutorial and study guide teaches the fundamentals of computer desktop and laptop installation, configuration, maintenance, and networking with thorough instruction built on the CompTIA A+ 220-801 and 220-802 exam objectives. Learn all the skills you need to become a certified professional and customer-friendly technician using today's tools and technologies. Every chapter opens with focused learning objectives and lists the exam objectives covered in that chapter. To meet the learning objectives, each chapter includes detailed figures, helpful Tech Tips, explanations of key terms, step-by-step instruction, and complete coverage of every topic. At the end of every chapter are comprehensive assessment tools, including a summary, review questions, labs, activities, and exam tips. Covers Both 2012 A+ Exams: A+ 220-801: * PC Hardware * Networking * Laptops * Printers * Operational Procedures A+ 220-802 * Operating Systems * Security * Mobile Devices * Troubleshooting Learn more quickly and thoroughly with all these study and review tools: Learning Objectives provide the goals for each chapter Practical Tech Tips give real-world PC repair knowledge Soft Skills information and activities in each chapter cover all the tools and skills you need to become a professional, customer-friendly technician in every category Review Questions, including true/false, multiple choice, matching, fill-in-the-blank, and open-ended questions, assess your knowledge of the learning objectives More than 125 Lab Exercises enable you to link theory to practical experience Key Terms identify exam words and phrases associated with each topic Detailed Glossary clearly defines every key term Critical Thinking Activities in every chapter take you beyond the facts to complete comprehension of topics Chapter Summary provides a recap of key concepts See Special Offer in Back of Book to save 70% on the CompTIA A+ Cert Guide, Deluxe Edition, Premium Edition eBook and Practice Test
Confident people react positively and successfully to life's problems and challenges. Those who lack confidence often view themselves as victims--blaming others or bingeing on drugs, sex, food, or alcohol to mask their feelings of shame or worthlessness. In Complete Confidence, renowned psychotherapist Dr. Sheenah Hankin points the way to a confident life free of self-criticism, anxiety, and immature anger. Her Winning Hand of Comfort technique is a clear, concise, and powerful prescription for dealing with everyday situations--from resolving conflicts to ending unhealthy habits like overeating, complaining, and procrastinating. This essential handbook will teach you how to retrain your brain to manage your emotions and put your problems into perspective. You will learn how to calm down, clarify your thinking, challenge your blame habit, comfort your negative feelings, and achieve confidence. That is Dr. Hankin's promise.
Benjamin and Adorno formed a uniquely powerful pair. Benjamin, riddle-like in his personality and given to tactical evasion, and Adorno, full of his own importance, alternately support and compete with each other throughout the correspondence, until its imminent tragic end becomes apparent to both writers. Each had met his match, and happily, in the other. This book is the story of an elective affinity. Adorno was the only person who managed to sustain an intimate intellectual relationship with Benjamin for nearly twenty years. No one else, not even Gershom Scholem, coaxed so much out of Benjamin.
The definitive edition of Calvino's cosmicomics, bringing together all of these enchanting stories--including some never before translated--in one volume for the first time In Italo Calvino's cosmicomics, primordial beings cavort on the nearby surface of the moon, play marbles with atoms, and bear ecstatic witness to Earth's first dawn. Exploring natural phenomena and the origins of the universe, these beloved tales relate complex scientific concepts to our common sensory, emotional, human world. Now, The Complete Cosmicomics brings together all of the cosmicomic stories for the first time. Containing works previously published in Cosmicomics, t zero, and Numbers in the Dark, this single volume also includes seven previously uncollected stories, four of which have never been published in translation in the United States. This "complete and definitive collection" (Evening Standard) reconfirms the cosmicomics as a crowning literary achievement and makes them available to new generations of readers. "It's a joy to have all the cosmicomics within one cover . . . A landmark in fiction, the work of a master."--Ursula K. Le Guin, Guardian
The newly updated fast-reference problem solverThe Complete CPA Desk Reference--the convenient, comprehensive reference professionals have relied on for nearly fifteen years--is now updated in a new Fifth Edition to give today's busy executives and accountants the helpful information they need in a quick-reference format. Packed with practical techniques and rules of thumb for solving day-to-day accounting issues, the new edition helps you quickly pinpoint what to look for, what to watch out for, what to do, and how to do it. In an easy-to-use Q & A format, it covers such useful topics as IFRS standards, internal control over financial reporting financial measures, ratios, and procedures.Includes complete coverage of the Risk Assessment Auditing Standards and Standards of the PCAOBIncorporates Accounting Standards Codification (ASC) throughout the bookAdds new chapters on professional ethics and quality controls for CPA firmsFeatures a new section on International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS)Packed with checklists, samples, and worked-out solutions to a variety of accounting problems, this reliable reference tool is a powerful companion for the complex, ever-changing world of accounting.
The only comprehensive Creative Writing title on the market that goes beyond introducing the basic genres to offering a complete journey along the writing path, including material on editing, redrafting and polishing a piece of work. Featuring the unique Workshop exercises to encourage readers to hone their work rather than just progressing through a number of exercises. Takes the reader from complete beginner or committed amateur to the point you've completed, edited and redrafted your work and are ready for publication.
Seventeen gripping tales from one of the toughest authors in the history of crime fiction They call him Lucky--but he has never had a lucky day in his life. A nineteen-year-old hobo just starting to ride the rails, he is hiding in the coal car when the railroad detective comes through. They get into a scuffle, and Lucky's hand finds a railroad spike. Before he knows it, he has smashed the investigator's head and shoved him out of the car. If he hurries, if he's lucky, he will get back to Los Angeles in time to establish an alibi, burn his clothes, and avoid the electric chair. But as Lucky will discover, the deadliest threat is lurking within his own mind. "Dead Man" is just one of the outstanding stories included in this volume. The author of some of the most hard-boiled prose ever written, James M. Cain understood fear in all its forms--and knew better than anyone the terror of a killer on the run.
No More Cluttered Closets! How would you like to create a storage or work area that isn't just a black hole behind some doors? Using basic to intermediate carpentry and cabinetmaking skills, you can make your closets what they should be - organized, orderly and well-utilized spaces. With step-by-step photos, captions, sidebars and tips, this book shows you how you can create your own custom closets quickly and easily. Projects include: Laundry room closet Kids room closet Sports closet Walk-in closet Home office closet Spare bedroom closet Shared master bedroom closet Hall closet
Complete Danish is a comprehensive language course that takes you from beginner to intermediate level. The new edition of this successful course has been fully revised and is packed with new learning features to give you the language, practice and skills to communicate with confidence. -Maps from A1 to B2 of the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR) for languages -352-page book contains 18 learning units plus verbs reference and word glossary -Discovery Method - figure out rules and patterns to make the language stick -Learn to learn - tips and skills on how to be a better language learner -Culture notes - learn about the people and places of Denmark -Outcomes-based learning - focus your studies with clear aims - -Test Yourself - see and track your own progress. Coming soon: get our companion app. Danish course: Teach Yourself is full of fun, interactive activities to support your learning with this course. Apple and Android versions available. Rely on Teach Yourself, trusted by language learners for over 75 years.
Is your lack of organization impacting your ability to effectively manage your diabetes? Do you run out of supplies and forget endocrinologist appointments? Do you find snacks in your pantry that expired sometime before the insulin pump was invented? Do you struggle to keep track of health-care invoices and payments? Do you succeed at keeping an active health journal for a week or two and then neglect it for a year or two?It sounds like you could use The Complete Diabetes Organizer!Within the pages of this book, diabetes educator Susan Weiner and organizing guru Leslie Josel provide you with dependable strategies and ideas designed to help streamline your diabetes care and simplify your life. From her distinguished career and experience in the fields of diabetes and dietetics, Susan Weiner brings helpful tips and tricks that are guaranteed to ease daily mechanics, promote improved nutrition, and relieve stress caused by disorder and confusion. Certified professional organizer and ADHD Specialist Leslie Josel applies her expertise to the topic of diabetes, with simple, surefire techniques that will allow you to disentangle yourself from the clutches of chronic disorganization.The Complete Diabetes Organizer is your guidebook to maintaining your diabetes with less effort and more confidence, allowing you to focus on enjoying a healthier, stress-free life.
The Complete Diabetes Prevention Plan is a guide to halting the development of diabetes. In clear, accessible language, it explains the stages of diabetes and how the disease process can be arrested. It provides dietary guidelines for preventing diabetes, weight-loss tips, and exercise suggestions. In addition, the book features 150 easy and appealing recipes that emphasize good carbs, healthful fats, and controlled calories--all crucial elements in a diabetes-fighting diet.
Praise for the first edition:"A gift to serious dinosaur enthusiasts" --Science "The amount of information in [these] pages is amazing. This book should be on the shelves of dinosaur freaks as well as those who need to know more about the paleobiology of extinct animals. It will be an invaluable library reference." --American Reference Books Annual"An excellent encyclopedia that serves as a nice bridge between popular and scholarly dinosaur literature." --Library Journal (starred review)"Copiously illustrated and scrupulously up-to-date... the book reveals dinos through the fractious fields that make a study of them." --Publishers Weekly"Stimulating armchair company for cold winter evenings.... Best of all, the book treats dinosaurs as intellectual fun." --New Scientist"The book is useful both as a reference and as a browse-and-enjoy compendium." --Natural HistoryWhat do we know about dinosaurs, and how do we know it? How did dinosaurs grow, move, eat, and reproduce? Were they warm-blooded or cold-blooded? How intelligent were they? How are the various groups of dinosaurs related to each other, and to other kinds of living and extinct vertebrates? What can the study of dinosaurs tell us about the process of evolution? And why did typical dinosaurs become extinct? All of these questions, and more, are addressed in the new, expanded, second edition of The Complete Dinosaur. Written by many of the world's leading experts on the "fearfully great" reptiles, the book's 45 chapters cover what we have learned about dinosaurs, from the earliest discoveries of dinosaurs to the most recent controversies. Where scientific contention exists, the editors have let the experts agree to disagree. Copiously illustrated and accessible to all readers from the enthusiastic amateur to the most learned professional paleontologist, The Complete Dinosaur is a feast for serious dinosaur lovers everywhere.
AMERICA'S #1 BESTSELLING TELEVISION BOOK WITH MORE THAN HALF A MILLION COPIES IN PRINT-NOW REVISED AND UPDATED!PROGRAMS FROM ALL SEVEN COMMERCIAL BROADCAST NETWORKS, MORE THAN SIXTY CABLE NETWORKS,PLUS ALL MAJOR SYNDICATED SHOWS!This is the must-have book for TV viewers in the new millennium-the entire history of prime-time programs in one convenient volume. It's a guide you'll turn to again and again for information on every series ever telecast. There are entries for all the great shows, from evergreens like I Love Lucy, The Honeymooners, and Happy Days, to modern classics like Will & Grace, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, and Friends; all the gripping sci-fi series, from Captain Video and The X-Files to all versions of Star Trek; the popular serials, from Peyton Place to Dallas to Dawson's Creek; and the runaway hits on cable, including CNN, The Real World, The Osbournes, and Sponge Bob Square Pants. This comprehensive guide lists every program alphabetically and includes a complete broadcast history, cast, and engaging plot summary- along with exciting behind-the-scenes stories about the shows and the stars.MORE THAN 500 ALL-NEW LISTINGS, from Survivor and The Bachelor to C.S.I. and The West Wing. UPDATES ON CONTINUING SHOWS, such as ER, Frasier, 7th Heaven, and The Simpsons.EXTENSIVE CABLE COVERAGE of more than 800 entries, including a description of the programming on each major cable network.BRAND-NEW IN THIS EDITION-an exclusive "Ph.D. Trivia Quiz" of two hundred questions to challenge even the most ardent TV fan; plus a streamlined guide to TV-related Web sites for all those who want to be constantly up-to-date.SPECIAL FEATURES!* Annual program schedules at a glance for the past fifty-seven years * Top-rated shows of each season * Emmy Award winners * Longest running series * Spin-off series * Theme songs * A fascinating history of TVFrom the Trade Paperback edition.
The leading manual for home improvements is getting an update to address current codes, latest materials, tools and technology.The bestselling, most comprehensive guide to home improvements has been revised and updated once again since it's revision in 2005. Over 10 million copies of READER'S DIGEST COMPLETE DO-IT-YOURSELF MANUAL have been sold since it's original publication in 1973. In 2005, the manual got bigger and better than ever, when The Family Handyman and Reader's Digest joined forces and completely revised, updated, rewrote, and redesigned this home improvement classic. Now in 2014, The Family Handyman has once again updated and revised this do-it-yourself classic to make it relevant to today's homeowners and DIYers.. Written in a style of text that addresses readers in a very accessible, conversational tone for easy, user-friendly assistance with every do-it-yourself task. All instructions and materials have been updated to address current codes (electrical, plumbing and building), and revised to indicate the very latest in materials, tools, and technology. Suitable for beginners and experts alike, this newly revised edition includes: * Over 3,000 photos and illustrations to make complex projects and repairs easy to understand * Twice as many storage projects that help home owners cut clutter * New building materials that yield great-looking, long-lasting results--and low maintenance! * New technology that lets homeowners save energy, add convenience or improve security. * New building codes that make homes safer, more energy-efficient and trouble-free. The book's tried-and-true instructions provide do-it-yourself solutions to a ton of problems that could cost a fortune if you had to hire a professional. This manual is a "must-have" reference guide for every home-owning man or woman.
If you've ever wondered why nightmarish spiders spook you or why you have such vivid dreams of losing your teeth, read on. Filled with detailed background information and an alphabetical listing of symbols, The Complete Dream Dictionary shows you how to pick up on broad context clues as well as decipher the deeper meaning of specific images that appear in your dreams.The Complete Dream Dictionary helps you:Improve your dream recall and incubationSpot the metaphors, puns, and archetypes in your dreamsRecognize common as well as advanced dream typesCreate your own personal journal to record dream detailsUnderstand common dream themes, including flying, being chased, or giving birthExamine particular symbols in your dreams - from flowers to family membersWhether you're delving into recurring themes such as falling, or simply wondering what an apple or an airport means in your dream, The Complete Dream Dictionary shows you how to put these subconscious messages to good use in your waking life.
The Complete Dream Dictionary helps readers: - Improve dream recall and incubate dreams- Spot metaphors, puns, and archetypes in dreams- Recognize common and advanced dream types- Create a personalized journal to record dream details- Understand common dream themes, such as flying or being chased- Examine particular symbols, from flowers to family members
Complete step-by-step instruction to build or repair walls and ceilings; Basic techniques to plan, select, cut, hang, tape, and sand drywall; Addresses drywall remodeling issues, and unusual situations; Professional drywall techniques for corners, curved walls, arched ceilings, and specialty finishes; Advice to help select tools and materials, including specialty drywall tools; Pre-start checklists, professional tips, and photographs give homeowners confidence to tackle advanced projects; Advanced projects, such as decorative construction and finishes.
Complete English as a Foreign Language is a comprehensive ebook language course that takes you from beginner to intermediate level. This ebook is for use with the accompanying audio CDs containing two hours of audio (ISBN 9781473601604). This ebook contains only text and not the audio content. The new edition of this successful course has been fully revised and is packed with new learning features to give you the language, practice and skills to communicate with confidence. -Maps from A1 to B1 of the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR) for languages -Teaches British English with American English alternatives -10 learning units plus grammar reference and A-Z word glossary -Discovery Method - figure out rules and patterns to make the language stick -Teaches the key skills - reading, writing, listening and speaking -Learn to learn - tips and skills on how to be a better language learner -Culture notes - learn about the people and places of the English-speaking world -Outcomes-based learning - focus your studies with clear aims -Test Yourself - see and track your own progress Coming soon: get our companion app. English course: Teach Yourself is full of fun, interactive activities to support your learning with this course. Apple and Android versions available. Rely on Teach Yourself, trusted by language learners for over 75 years.
Michel de Montaigne was one of the most influential figures of the Renaissance, singlehandedly responsible for popularising the essay as a literary form. This Penguin Classics edition of The Complete Essays is translated from the French and edited with an introduction and notes by M. A. Screech. In 1572 Montaigne retired to his estates in order to devote himself to leisure, reading and reflection. There he wrote his constantly expanding 'assays', inspired by the ideas he found in books contained in his library and from his own experience. He discusses subjects as diverse as war-horses and cannibals, poetry and politics, sex and religion, love and friendship, ecstasy and experience. But, above all, Montaigne studied himself as a way of drawing out his own inner nature and that of men and women in general. The Essays are among the most idiosyncratic and personal works in all literature and provide an engaging insight into a wise Renaissance mind, continuing to give pleasure and enlightenment to modern readers. With its extensive introduction and notes, M. A. Screech's edition of Montaigne is widely regarded as the most distinguished of recent times. Michel de Montaigne (1533-1586) studied law and spent a number of years working as a counsellor before devoting his life to reading, writing and reflection. If you enjoyed The Complete Essays, you might like Francois Rabelais's Gargantua and Pantagruel, also available in Penguin Classics. 'Screech's fine version . . . must surely serve as the definitive English Montaigne'A. C. Grayling, Financial Times 'A superb edition'Nicholas Wollaston, Observer
In this wonderful, vigorously contemporary translation, Craig Hill has captured the liveliness, satiric wit, and poetic beauty that made Jean de la Fontaine famous during his lifetime and his Fables celebrated as a masterwork of world literature ever since. Despite la Fontaine's deceptively modest claim that all he intended was to put the moral tales of Aesop and other ancient fabulists into poetry for the pleasure of Louis XIV's young son, his real accomplishment, as later generations have understood, was holding a mirror up to the society of his day and, in the process, fashioning a work that has become a classic. Borrowing from a variety of sources, la Fontaine gave the hitherto mute animals in ancient fables the power of speech. Backstabbing politicians, brainless nincompoops, charlatans, clueless heads of state, egomaniacs, empty-headed celebrities, foolish investors, gluttons, liars, penny-pinchers, self-important blowhards, and wastrels-these are the targets of la Fontaine's pen. In this beautifully bound collector's edition, Craig Hill has given us a rare treat: both the irreverent spirit and the vivid poetry that have made la Fontaine's fables beloved through the ages, continuing to amuse and inspire centuries after they ?rst appeared in print.
George MacDonald occupied a major position in the intellectual life of his Victorian contemporaries. The Complete Fairy Tales brings together all eleven of his shorter fairy stories as well as his essay "The Fantastic Imagination. " The subjects are those of traditional fantasy: fairies good and wicked, and children journeying into unsettling dreamworlds or undertaking life-risking labours. But though they allude to familiar tales such as "Sleeping Beauty" and "Jack the Giant-Killer," MacDonald's stories are profoundly experimental and subversive. By questioning the concept that a childhood associated with purity innocence, and fairy-tale "wonder" ought to be segregated from adult skepticism and disbelief, they invite adult readers to adopt the same elasticity and open-mindedness that come so naturally to a child. Enlisting paradox, play, and nonsense much like Lewis Carroll's Alice books, these fictions challenge us to question and rethink our assumptions, and offer an elusive yet meaningful alternative order to dubious certitudes of everyday life. .
Translated by Erik Hougaard, this is the only version available in trade paperback that presents the fairy tales exactly as Andersen collected them in the original Danish edition in 1874. His notes accompany the text.From the Trade Paperback edition.
The master of wit and irony Published here alongside their evocative original illustrations, these fairy tales, as Oscar Wilde himself explained, were written "partly for children, and partly for those who have kept the childlike faculties of wonder and joy."