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Having roommates means living in a fishbowl: you are never alone. Smart, witty and a little bit bitchy, Fishbowl lets you press your face against the glass to see into the lives of three unique roommates-and laugh your head off.Allison, Jodine and Emma set their apartment on fire. No, they didn't do it on purpose. What kind of lunatics do you think they are? And don't go worrying. No one got hurt, although they did go to the hospital. Unfortunately, there was no one in white yelling stat!, no one climbing aboard a gurney to thump life back into someone's heart and no hot paramedic performing artificial respiration.What they do have now is one giant repair bill and no money. Problem? No way! Not for three bright women with a great fund-raising idea-they'll organize swanky soirees and dating seminars.Perfect. How could this possibly go wrong...?
Classical statistical theory--hypothesis testing, estimation, and the design of experiments and sample surveys--is mainly the creation of two men: Ronald A. Fisher (1890-1962) and Jerzy Neyman (1894-1981). Their contributions sometimes complemented each other, sometimes occurred in parallel, and, particularly at later stages, often were in strong opposition. The two men would not be pleased to see their names linked in this way, since throughout most of their working lives they detested each other. Nevertheless, they worked on the same problems, and through their combined efforts created a new discipline. This new book by E.L. Lehmann, himself a student of Neyman's, explores the relationship between Neyman and Fisher, as well as their interactions with other influential statisticians, and the statistical history they helped create together. Lehmann uses direct correspondence and original papers to recreate an historical account of the creation of the Neyman-Pearson Theory as well as Fisher's dissent, and other important statistical theories.
8 short stories from the acclaimed science fiction writer
For the past two decades ten men from Cornwall's Port Isaac have met on the village quayside every Friday summer evening to sing rousing sea shanties and traditional folk songs for little more than free beer. Then, in March 2010, everything changed when stardom came to this bunch of friends who had sought neither fame nor fortune. Within weeks of a record producer hearing their passionate, harmonic singing, they had a million-pound deal and were booked to appear at Glastonbury. By the end of that month a world tour was underway and Ealing Films had bought the rights to their story. Their first commercially produced album went gold almost immediately and they have now played live to hundreds of thousands of people, raising the roof everywhere with ballads such as 'The Cadgwith Anthem' and 'South Australia'. The book will tell the full story of how the boat came in for this group of burly middle-aged men, each of whom are or have been fishermen, lifeboatmen and coastguards (as well as builders, artisans, hoteliers and shop keepers) in their beloved Port Isaac. Each member of the group has his own story, and individual family histories tell of Cornwall's rugged, harsh landscape and the ever-present danger and bounty of the sea. The Fisherman's Friends have found a huge and ready audience and have rekindled interest in traditional music, striking a chord in the hearts of men and women, young and old, across the English-speaking world. With a new album due out in summer 2011, this is an affectionate and timely autobiography.
Naval Academy Commandant Nicholas Seafort is a legend to the masses, an idol to his hundreds of teen cadets. They don't see the tormented soul of a man who believes that merciless duty has led him to betray every friend he ever loved, every ideal he ever cherished. After a lifelong ordeal, Seafort needs time. Time to reflect. Time to heal.<P>Instead he is pulled into a maelstrom of crisis, corruption, and danger as the helpless, unprepared Earth faces annihilation from a horde of alien attackers. Alone at the center of a cosmic apocalypse, Nick Seafort must face his final battle... and his most unforgivable sin.
In AD 62, Marco Junio Vitalis, a seasoned military general, is assigned to interrogate an elderly Jewish fisherman called Peter and unravels a story that shakes the very foundations of the Roman Empire. Now making its debut in English, this award-winning Spanish bestseller transports readers to ancient Rome where the stakes are high for Christ followers.
Don't cast this one aside. Anglers now have the ultimate fishing reference providing complete coverage of new gear, tackle, and equipment from the fishing industry and a directory of more than 1,400 leading fishing guides and charters. Provides fishing license fees and regulations for each state to help enthusiasts eliminate confusion when traveling. This comprehensive catalog lists rods, reels, depth finders, tackle boxes, boats, trailers, and other vital equipment available for fresh water, salt, and deep-sea fishing. It includes essential information for the traveling angler, such as top fishing resorts, state and national parks, and tourism resources for every state. Also included are contact information and brand names for every major manufacturer in the fishing and boating industries. Entertaining and information-packed articles report on salmon fishing, busting bass on the pro tour, saltwater success, Great Lakes trolling, Canadian getaways, recipes, fly-tying secrets, and more.
Something fishy is going on in River heights--and this time I really mean it! First a burglar breaks into the Nickersons' home and snatches Ned's digital camera, and then a few days later his laptop is stolen. Ned is super bummed--there's no replacing the hilarious photos he snapped of his dad falling out of the boat on their fishing trip. I have a hunch this is more than a run of bad luck and I'm determined to reel in the crook--hook, line, and sinker.
Using numbers and counting, information about Maine including sweet grass baskets, clipper ships, puffins, and state symbols are introduced with poetry and expository text.
Sportswriters and celebrity fishing guides, expert anglers, and Hall of Shamers themselves spill the whole truth--hook, line and sinker-- in this wacky collection of the funniest incidents in sport fishing. Compiled by the creators of the bestselling Sports Hall of Shame series.
History is like the Tiber, Henry James once wrote, "swift and dirty." In a collection of essays written over the past decade for Time magazine, Lance Morrow goes on his own fishing expedition in the muddy stream of history, and his catch is as rich as it is varied. These are the lively meditations on people, events, movements, and oddities of the American scene that have brought Morrow numerous honors, including the National Magazine Award, and established him as one of the preeminent prose stylists of our day. A historian of the future seeking to learn how life was lived in the 1970s and '80s could do no better than to start with these calls "the hard questions" of our lives: racism, abortion, the meaning of an oath. He reevaluates the reputation of figures such as John Kennedy, Richard Nixon, and Charles Lindbergh - and talks about U.S. Grant and the forbidden subject of failure in American life. What sort of people are we really, and where do we repeatedly go wrong? But Fishing in the Tiber can also be amusing and offbeat, as when Morrow examines such phenomena as the confessional memoir, the telephone answering machine, the movie Casablanca, or the bodybulding fad. In Lance Morrow's hands, the formal essay is alive and well.
In this hands-on, how-to guide to fishing North Carolina's Outer Banks, expert fisherman Stan Ulanski combines his enthusiasm, his experience, and his scientific expertise to show anglers how to catch more fish. Focusing on the essential but often misunderstood links between recreational fishing and the biology, geography, and natural history of the region,Fishing North Carolina's Outer Banksfosters an understanding of the aquatic environment of one of the nation's prime fishing destinations. Ulanski reveals the best approaches to the six main Outer Banks angling scenarios: surf, pier, sound, offshore, inshore, and reef, ledge, and shipwreck fishing. The book features illustrated fish profiles--each loaded with essential information, including identification, food value, and habitat pointers--and species-specific fishing tips for thirty-five of the Outer Banks' most common game fish. And, once you've made your catch, Ulanski provides important storing, cleaning, and cooking advice--including six of his favorite fresh fish recipes. This is a trusty tacklebox tool for planning fishing trips to the Outer Banks and for understanding the underwater setting of the fish you're out to catch.
With his colorful tattoos and booming hip-hop sound track, Mike Iaconelli has turned the world of big-money competitive bass fishing upside down. In Fishing on the Edge, Iaconelli tells his own story-and it's a whopper: a Philly-born, Jersey-bred Yankee who's been stealing the spotlight from bass fishing's traditionally all-Southern anglers, attracting fans and dominating one of the fastest-growing sports in America. How did Mike Iaconelli, a college-educated kid from New Jersey, come blasting into a sport dominated by old-school stars like Gary Klein, Kevin VanDam, and Denny Brauer? How did Mike, aka "Ike," take a secret childhood passion and turn it into a profession, earning million-dollar sponsorships and a storm of media attention, ranging from ESPN's SportsCenter to profiles in "The New York Times and "Esquire? While Mike has attracted both fans and foes on the tour, his success speaks for itself, especially his victory at the 2003 CITGO Bassmaster Classic, the Super Bowl of competitive fishing. Forty-four million Americans fish, but no one does it quite like Mike Iaconelli. In Fishing on the Edge, he lets you in on the secrets to his extraordinary success-how he developed his "power" fishing style, how he attacks the water, positions the boat, and perseveres through those days when the bass just aren't biting. With sidebar tips that can be used by any fisherman-from using spinner baits to picking out the right rod to his no-fail "secret weapons"-this is an intensive, informative, and often raucous journey through the life of a brash young man destined to do for fishing what Tony Hawk did for the X Games: take the sport to a whole new level. At the same time, it'sthe compelling first-person story of a man who prepared carefully every step of the way, kept notes on every fish he ever caught, and executed the perfect plan to get to the top. A tale of passion, competition, and extre
When CatKid finds out her class is going on a trip to the aquarium, she is psyched. But she's totally disappointed to discover you don't eat the fish -- you just look at them! Once she arrives, she's amazed at all there is to see -- tropical fish, jellyfish, and sea horses, too. The class is given a treasure hunt to complete during the trip, so she and her best friend, Maddie, team up to prove that no one has a nose for fish quite like CatKid.
Puffer loves nothing better than entertaining the class with a good story. But when Angel, the new fish in class, arrives, it becomes clear that some of Puffer's claims just aren't true. How can Puffer win back his friends' trust? Picture descriptions present.
Starting off with a powerful vocabulary is the best way to prepare for a successful, stress-free time in high school. High school opens a world of new ideas and experiences-along with more challenging and sophisticated concepts. Knowing these 250 words will give students the gift of a head start that will last for years to come. Every year, thousands of families trust Edward Fiske, author of the #1 bestselling Fiske Guide to Colleges and the former education editor of the New York Times , as their guide for honest advice on creating the best educational experience possible-because he knows and listens to students. Together with vocabulary experts Jane Mallison and David Hatcher, Fiske 250 Words Every High School Freshman Needs to Know gives students the most important words they'll encounter in high school, across a wide range of subjects and skill levels. This short, powerful tool will allow any student to expand his vocabulary, sharpen his writing skills, and be prepared to make the most of his high school years!
Here are the 250 most important words students need to know to be successful in college and beyond, from the former education editor of the New York Times and a leading authority on college admissions. Each entry contains information on the word origin, a complete definition, and example sentences, making it both the perfect gift for high school graduation and an effective tool for expanding a student's vocabulary, increasing word comprehension, and honing their writing skills. This is the perfect book for giving young adults entering college or starting a career a clear advantage before they begin.
Unique, simple approach to the complicated college prep process, from the leading authority in college admissions.
When it comes to academic excellence, the Ivy Leagues aren't the only schools worth their salt. And nobody knows that better than Edward B. Fiske. Beyond the Ivies introduces an exclusively selected sample from the 2014 Guide to Colleges of ten schools that have redefined what it means to be a top university. From leading engineering institutions to small liberal arts colleges, discover which of these academic elites fits your needs the most! Includes:-Full-color photos-Full-color infographics-Links to school websites-Links to admission email addresses
Ever wonder what it would be like to walk the corridors of Benjamin Franklin's university? Or to study in the same library as countless Nobel laureates? Take an in-depth look at the history and prestige of the most well-known and elite universities in the nation-the Ivy Leagues. With this exclusive sample from the Fiske Guide to Colleges 2014, you can uncover the traditions behind the prestigious reputations and discover which of these academic elites would be the best fit for you. Includes:-Full-color photos-Full-color infographics-Links to school websites-Links to admission email addresses
Applying for college is a stressful endeavor: choosing the right schools, paying application fees, and writing personal essays. But, before you can even get to those steps you're faced with the prospect of taking the SAT or ACT-two of the most daunting tests of a young person's life. Maybe you're not a good test-taker, or you freeze under pressure, causing your score to plummet-what do you do now? Are you hopes of getting into a good college dashed forever? The answer is unequivocally no-you can attend a great college even if your SAT or ACT scores are lacking. Edward B. Fiske-the author of the most trusted college guide on the market-has compiled a collection of SAT/ACT optional schools. Though these schools may not require test scores, they still deliver a high quality education. Included: -14 high quality SAT/ACT optional schools -Full Fiske write ups and descriptions -Color photographs -Statistics on every school
Get accepted to the college that's right for you. Everyone has their own idea of the perfect college. The Fiske Guide to Getting into the Right College is the only admissions guide that starts with an in-depth assessment of your priorities, then takes you step-by-step through the process of applying to the schools you actually want to get into. The #1 expert on America's colleges will show you how to:Choose the right kind of school for you, Filter out the hype, Earn the test scores colleges want to see, Write authentic essays (even if you're not a great writer, Submit an application that shows off your best features, Ask the right questions during campus visits, Know how admissions officers rank candidates, Get off the waiting list and get accepted, and Attract and even negotiate the best financial aid package. The most trusted resource for helping students get into the schools of their choice. Edward B. Fiske served for seventeen years as education editor of the New York Times, during which time he realized that college-bound students and their families needed better information on which to base their educational choices. He writes the bestselling annual Fiske Guide to Colleges to help them. Bruce G. Hammond has devoted much of his time to counseling for college. He served as managing editor of the Fiske Guide to Colleges and is director of college counseling at Dipont Education Management. He has been quoted in numerous publications, including the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal,and U. S. News & World Report.
Three Russian scientists, who have developed a new, much safer form of weapons-grade Plutonium, have been kidnapped and are being sold to the highest bidder by members of the Russian Mafia. Mack Bolan has been sent to Moscow to find the missing scientists and recover the Plutonium before it can be used by terrorists to make nuclear weapons. As he searches for clues to the whereabouts of the missing scientists, numerous attempts are made on his life, keeping him on the defensive. Violence. 214th novel in the
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