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The contents of this third edition of Junior Achievement Economics Study Guide are What Is Economics? Free Enterprise in the United States, Demand, Supply, Market-Clearing Price, Consumers, Savers, and Investors, The Business of Free Enterprise, Financing a Business, Production and Productivity, The U.S. Labor Force, Competition Among Businesses, Government and the United States Economy, Money and Financial Institutions, Economic Stability, International Trade, and Our Globalized World.
With the dark ascension of the Empire, and the Jedi Knights virtually wiped out, one Jedi who escaped the massacre is slated for a date with destiny-and a confrontation with Darth Vader.Jax Pavan is one of the few Jedi Knights who miraculously survived the slaughter that followed Palpatine's ruthless Order 66. Now, deep in Coruscant' s Blackpit Slums, Jax ekes out a living as a private investigator, trying to help people in need while concealing his Jedi identity and staying one step ahead of the killers out for Jedi blood. And they're not the only ones in search of the elusive Jax. Hard-boiled reporter Den Dhur and his buddy, the highly unorthodox droid I-5YQ, have shocking news to bring Jax-about the father he never knew. But when Jax learns that his old Jedi Master has been killed, leaving behind the request that Jax finish a mission critical to the resistance, Jax has no choice but to emerge from hiding-and risk detection by Darth Vader-to fulfill his Master's dying wish.Features a bonus section following the novel that includes a primer on the Star Wars expanded universe, and over half a dozen excerpts from some of the most popular Star Wars books of the last thirty years!
THE ULTIMATE GUIDE TO THE ABSOLUTE POWER AT THE HEART OF THE STAR WARS GALAXY The Force, in the immortal words of Obi-Wan Kenobi, "surrounds us, it penetrates us, it binds the galaxy together." The fortunate few who are able to tap into this extraordinary power have studied and cultivated the full spectrum of its potential-either embracing its virtuous qualities or succumbing to its evil temptations. The Jedi seek to bring peace and enlightenment to the galaxy, while the Sith hunger only for conquest and control.This comprehensive one-of-a-kind overview chronicles the known history of the Force and its wielders down through the ages, from the founding tenets of Jedi and Sith teachings to the landmark events and legendary figures who have shaped the struggle between the light and dark sides. In first-hand accounts by Obi-Wan Kenobi, Yoda, Luke Skywalker, Leia Organa Solo, Darth Bane, Darth Vader, Count Dooku, Emperor Palpatine, and a host of other Jedi Masters, Sith Lords, scholars, and sages, Star Wars: Jedi vs. Sith: The Essential Guide to the Force spans the breadth of available knowledge, including* the first recorded discovery of the Force* significant battles affected by the Force throughout galactic history* the purpose, construction, and importance of Holocrons* the evolution of the Jedi and Sith orders* Force-sensitive abilities-including battle meditation, telekinesis, and "mind tricks"* noteworthy Jedi and Sith lightsabers, and the seven forms of lightsaber combat* a vivid portrait of the Chosen One, Anakin SkywalkerPLUS-More than one hundred brand new full-color illustrations!No Star Wars library is complete without this definitive guide to understanding the Force. Remember: the Force will be with you . . . always!
A Place of Their Own When handsome stranger Jedidiah Lapp saves her twin brothers' lives, Sarah Mast offers him her heartfelt thanks. And a cherry pie! But she never expects to see him again. When they meet once more at Sunday services, Sarah begins to feel something special for him. Jedidiah is eager to know the blushing beauty, and asks permission to court her. Soon, he can see Sarah as part of his future. But her family is in Delaware, his in Pennsylvania. Dare he ask her to leave all she knows behind for him and build a life in Happiness, Pennsylvania?
The jeep was the most famous military vehicle of World War II, and its name has become synonymous with a whole class of military and civilian all-terrain vehicles. The jeep originated in a prewar US Army requirement for a simple, inexpensive, and robust vehicle for basic utility chores. Its simple design proved to be adaptable to a host of military tasks including use as a scout vehicle, battlefield ambulance, communications vehicle, and staff car. This book, covering "the savior of World War II", focuses on the design and development of this versatile vehicle used on nearly every front of World War II. From the Trade Paperback edition.
Teri Tom, the "top student" of Bruce Lee's protege Ted Wong, returns to the world of Jeet Kune Do with her new book, Jeet Kune Do: The Arsenal of Self-Expression. In a natural progression from her first work, The Straight Lead, Tom takes some of the basic mechanics and strategies covered in that book and applies them to the rest of the Jeet Kune Do repertoire, filling instructional gaps found between LeeÆs Fighting Method series and The Tao of Jeet Kune Do--which Lee never intended to be published as an instruction manual.Incorporating many details that Wong observed during his time with Bruce Lee, and also his own research into the how and why of Jeet Kune Do techniques, this excellent new book provides the information that connects the dots found in the Tao of Jeet Kune Do. Those small, nuanced movements--like footwork, feinting, weight transfer and the sequencing of those elements--and how they're used to transition from movement to movement will make all the difference in your practice of Jeet Kune Do.
In Jeet Kune Do Basics, readers will learn: * The origination of Jeet Kune Do-the philosophy, history, and different styles of the martial art * How to choose a school-taking readers through their first class including the etiquette and dress requirements * The basic elements of the style-stances, footwork, upper body and lower body techniques, and grappling * The five ways of attack, including the single direct attack, the attack by combination, the progressive indirect attack, the attack by drawing, and the hand immobilization attack * The tactical considerations of Jeet Kune Do practice including defenses, counterattacks, and sparring * A comprehensive list of resources to help students further develop their knowledge of and training in Jeet Kune Do The Martial Arts Basics series provides a complete introduction to the martial arts. All of the books in the series are meant to coach beginning students through their first six months of practice-and beyond. These books allow students to gain a complete understanding of the art form from the very beginning-helping them progress faster and with a clearer vision of purpose.
Bertie Wooster (a young man about town) and his butler Jeeves (the very model of the modern manservant)--return in their first new novel in nearly forty years: Jeeves and the Wedding Bells by Sebastian Faulks. P.G. Wodehouse documented the lives of the inimitable Jeeves and Wooster for nearly sixty years, from their first appearance in 1915 ("Extricating Young Gussie") to his final completed novel (Aunts Aren't Gentlemen) in 1974. These two were the finest creations of a novelist widely proclaimed to be the finest comic English writer by critics and fans alike. Now, forty years later, Bertie and Jeeves return in a hilarious affair of mix-ups and mishaps. With the approval of the Wodehouse estate, acclaimed novelist Sebastian Faulks brings these two back to life for their legion of fans. Bertie, nursing a bit of heartbreak over the recent engagement of one Georgina Meadowes to someone not named Wooster, agrees to "help" his old friend Peregrine "Woody" Beeching, whose own romance is foundering. That this means an outing to Dorset, away from an impending visit from Aunt Agatha, is merely an extra benefit. Almost immediately, things go awry and the simple plan quickly becomes complicated. Jeeves ends up impersonating one Lord Etringham, while Bertie pretends to be Jeeves' manservant "Wilberforce,"--and this all happens under the same roof as the now affianced Ms. Meadowes. From there the plot becomes even more hilarious and convoluted, in a brilliantly conceived, seamlessly written comic work worthy of the master himself. A Kirkus Reviews Best Fiction Book of 2013
Jeeves in the Morning reflects the glories and absurdities of a vanished era as Jeeves and his master, Bertie Wooster, frolic through a series of outrageous and nightmarish doings.
The New York Times bestselling autobiography of one of auto racing's greatest drivers -- a pedal-to-the-metal look at the life of a NASCAR champion. Jeff Gordon is the hottest thing on the racetrack today! With his skill, determination, and heartfelt love of competitive driving, he has made the Winner's Circle his second home and has helped transform NASCAR racing into the most watched entertainment in America. Here, Jeff Gordon tells the story of his life behind the wheel -- from his unlikely beginnings on the California junior circuit to his meteoric rise to fame. Noting all the roadblocks he faced along the way, Gordon also gives readers an up-close, high-speed look at what it's really like to climb into the cockpit of a stock car every weekend and offers glimpses into the lives and work of his extraordinary crew. This is Jeff Gordon in front of the pack -- an inspirational, thrilling, and true story of courage and character from one of auto racing's greatest heroes.
If you want to get published, read this book! Jeff Herman's Guide unmasks nonsense, clears confusion, and unlocks secret doorways to success for new and veteran writers! This highly respected resource is used by publishing insiders everywhere and has been read by millions all over the world. Jeff Herman's Guide is the writer's best friend. It reveals the names, interests, and contact information of thousands of agents and editors. It presents invaluable information about more than 350 publishers and imprints (including Canadian and university presses), lists independent book editors who can help you make your work more publisher-friendly, and helps you spot scams. Jeff Herman's Guide unseals the truth about how to outsmart the gatekeepers, break through the barriers, and decipher the hidden codes to getting your book published. Countless writers have achieved their highest aspirations by following Herman's outside-the-box strategies. If you want to reach the top of your game and transform rejections into contracts, you need this book! Jeff Herman's Guide will educate you, inspire you, and become your virtual entourage at every step along the exhilarating journey to publication. Ask anyone in the book business, and they will refer you to Jeff Herman's Guide. NEW for 2015: Comprehensive index listing dozens of subjects and categories to help you find the perfect publisher or agent.
A New York Times Notable BookA Best Book of the Year: The Economist, The New Yorker, San Francisco Chronicle, Slate.com, and Time. In Venice, at the Biennale, a jaded, bellini-swigging journalist named Jeff Atman meets a beautiful woman and they embark on a passionate affair. In Varanasi, an unnamed journalist (who may or may not be Jeff) joins thousands of pilgrims on the banks of the holy Ganges. He intends to stay for a few days but ends up remaining for months. Their journey--as only the irrepressibly entertaining Geoff Dyer could conjure--makes for an uproarious, fiendishly inventive novel of Italy and India, longing and lust, and the prospect of neurotic enlightenment.
Jeff Shaara has written vivid, perceptive portraits of America's wars that have thrilled and mesmerized readers across generations. Collected for the first time in this eBook volume are Jeff Shaara's epic New York Times bestselling novels of World War II: The Rising Tide, The Steel Wave, and No Less Than Victory. As the United States wades into the shifting tides of war, Shaara details every move--the tank battles along the Mediterranean coast, the audacious invasion at Omaha Beach, the deadly final spasms of the Third Reich. He brings to life such figures as Eisenhower and Patton, as well as the courageous men on the front lines of battle. On full display throughout is the inimitable style and striking narrative range that have made Jeff Shaara such an esteemed and essential chronicler of the American age. Contains an excerpt from Jeff Shaara's acclaimed new novel of World War II in the Pacific, The Final Storm, which Booklist called "extraordinarily evocative."
With detailed, informative instructions for capturing personable and memorable yearbook photos, actor and model portfolios, and business, bridal, and children's portraits, this exhaustive reference covers what photographers need to know to be successful. Emphasizing that the client is always the center of the photograph, this resource illustrates how to evaluate the customer to determine which features to downplay and which to accent. Tips for creating the perfect image through posing and lighting, handling the post-shot conference, and previewing and retouching the images are supplied, as well as guidance for the technical and emotional challenges of shooting a portrait. Packed with step-by-step images, no-nonsense techniques, and practical advice, this is a must-have book for professional and advanced amateur photographers.
This comprehensive guide to location portraits teaches the basics of good head-to-toe posing, indoors and out, and shows the classical approaches used throughout photographic history to create a pleasing rendition of the human form. Additional introductory chapters detail the four main posing styles and reveal how to determine which will work best with a subject, their clothing, the location, and the purpose of the portrait. Chapters for advanced photographers highlight the creation of a wide variety of individual and group poses-including ground, seated, head-and-shoulders, and standing-to be utilized in tandem with stairs, rocks, and other architectural and natural elements. A chapter devoted to the essential business skills needed to professionally schedule appointments, work through consultations, manage sessions, and present and deliver final prints is also included.
Acclaimed author Percival Everett will take an atheist's-eye-view of the little-known "Jefferson Bible," the third president's response to the King James Bible. Percival Everett 's novel Erasure won the Hurston/Wright Legacy Award, and his most recent, 'A History of the African-American People [Proposed] by Strom Thurmond, as told to Percival Everett and James Kincaid [A Novel]' ruffled many Confederate feathers.
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERFour presidents of the United States have been assassinated--in 1865, 1881, 1901, and 1963--each murder seemingly unrelated. But what if those presidents were all killed for the shocking same reason: a clause contained in the United States Constitution? This is the question faced by former Justice Department operative Cotton Malone. When President Danny Daniels is nearly killed in the heart of Manhattan, Malone risks his life to foil the murder--only to find himself at odds with the Commonwealth, a secret society of pirates first assembled during the American Revolution. Racing across the nation and taking to the high seas, Malone and Cassiopeia Vitt must break a secret cipher originally possessed by Thomas Jefferson, unravel a mystery concocted by Andrew Jackson, and unearth a document forged by the Founding Fathers themselves--one powerful enough to make the Commonwealth unstoppable. Don't miss Steve Berry's short story "The Devil's Gold" and a sneak peek of his new novel, The Columbus Affair, in the back of the book.
In the voluminous literature on Thomas Jefferson, little has been written about his passionate interest in science. This new and original study of Jefferson presents him as a consummate intellectual whose view of science was central to both his public and his private life. Keith Thomson reintroduces us in this remarkable book to Jefferson's eighteenth-century world and reveals the extent to which Jefferson used science, thought about it, and contributed to it, becoming in his time a leading American scientific intellectual. With a storyteller's gift, Thomson shows us a new side of Jefferson. He answers an intriguing series of questions--How was Jefferson's view of the sciences reflected in his political philosophy and his vision of America's future? How did science intersect with his religion? Did he make any original contributions to scientific knowledge?--and illuminates the particulars of Jefferson's scientific endeavors. Thomson discusses Jefferson's theories that have withstood the test of time, his interest in the practical applications of science to societal problems, his leadership in the use of scientific methods in agriculture, and his contributions toward launching at least four sciences in America: geography, paleontology, climatology, and scientific archaeology. A set of delightful illustrations, including some of Jefferson's own sketches and inventions, completes this impressively researched book.
The untold story of Thomas Jefferson's slave children Beverly, Harriet, Madison, and Eston are Thomas Jefferson's children by one of his slaves, Sally Hemings, and while they do get special treatment--better work, better shoes, even violin lessons--they are still slaves, and are never to mention who their father is. The lighter-skinned children have been promised a chance to escape into white society, but what does this mean for the children who look more like their mother? As each child grows up, their questions about slavery and freedom become tougher, calling into question the real meaning of "life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness." Told in three parts from the points of view of three of Jefferson's slaves--Beverly, Madison, and a third boy close to the Hemings family--these engaging and poignant voices shed light on what life was like as one of Jefferson's invisible offspring.
A baseball team of children no one else wants on a team turns into a team of winners with the help of a friendly boy ghost.
A handbook for responding to Jehovah's Witnesses claims based on Scripture. Written by a former JW elder.
Heidi lives with her eccentric uncle Dr. Jekyll. The locals call him a mad scientist. Heidi thinks they're crazy -- until she catches her uncle drinking a strange concoction and terrifying animal sounds rip through the night.
Beverly Engel brings her expertise to this important examination of the Jekyll and Hyde Syndrome--the first book to address this abusive syndrome. She discusses the origins of the disorder, names its seven major manifestations, explains how to identify Jekyll and Hyde behavior in other people and in oneself, and outlines clear steps for how to heal Jekyll and Hyde tendencies for good.
Hester Lane, recently arrived in Victorian London, eagerly accepts a potentially dangerous assignment for a fashionable ladies' magazine.