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The Peter Principle

by Raymond Hull Dr Laurence J. Peter

The classic #1 New York Times bestseller that answers the age-old question: Why is incompetence so maddeningly rampant and so vexingly triumphant? The Peter Principle, the eponymous law Dr. Laurence J. Peter coined, explains that everyone in a hierarchy--from the office intern to the CEO, from the low-level civil servant to a nation's president--will inevitably rise to his or her level of incompetence. Dr. Peter explains why incompetence is at the root of everything we endeavor to do--why schools bestow ignorance, why governments condone anarchy, why courts dispense injustice, why prosperity causes unhappiness, and why utopian plans never generate utopias.With the wit of Mark Twain, the psychological acuity of Sigmund Freud, and the theoretical impact of Isaac Newton, Dr. Laurence J. Peter and Raymond Hull's The Peter Principle brilliantly explains how incompetence and its accompanying symptoms, syndromes, and remedies define the world and the work we do in it.

The Peter Principle: Why Things Always Go Wrong

by Laurence J. Peter Raymond Hull

This bestselling business classic of more than twenty-five years' duration is a dead-on account of why boredom, bungling, and bad management are built into every organization. Through hilarious case histories and cartoons adapted from Punch, Dr. Peter shows how America's corporate career track drives employees relentlessly upward -- until they get promoted into jobs they just can't do and wind up desperately treading water, driving their colleagues crazy, and dragging down productivity and profit.

Peter Reinhart's Artisan Breads Every Day

by Peter Reinhart

Peter Reinhart's Artisan Breads Every Day distills the renowned baking instructor' s professional techniques down to the basics, delivering artisan bread recipes that anyone with flour and a fridge can make and bake with ease. Reinhart begins with the simplest French bread, then moves on to familiar classics such as ciabatta, pizza dough, and soft sandwich loaves, and concludes with fresh specialty items like pretzels, crackers, croissants, and bagels. Each recipe is broken into "Do Ahead" and "On Baking Day" sections, making every step--from preparation through pulling pans from the oven-a breeze, whether you bought your loaf pan yesterday or decades ago. These doughs are engineered to work flawlessly for busy home bakers: most require only a straightforward mixing and overnight fermentation. The result is reliably superior flavor and texture on par with loaves from world-class artisan bakeries-and all with little hands-on time. America's favorite baking instructor and innovator Peter Reinhart offers new time-saving techniques accompanied by full-color, step-by-step photos throughout so that in no time you'll be producing fresh batches of: Sourdough Baguettes * 50% and 100% Whole Wheat Sandwich Loaves * Soft and Crusty Cheese Bread * English Muffins * Cinnamon Buns * Panettone * Hoagie Rolls * Chocolate Cinnamon Babka * Fruit-Filled Thumbprint Rolls * Danish * Best-Ever Biscuits Best of all, these high-caliber doughs improve with a longer stay in the fridge, so you can mix once, then portion, proof, and bake whenever you feel like enjoying a piping hot treat.From the Hardcover edition.

Peter Reinhart's Artisan Breads Every Day

by Peter Reinhart

Peter Reinhart's Artisan Breads Every Day distills the renowned baking instructor' s professional techniques down to the basics, delivering artisan bread recipes that anyone with flour and a fridge can make and bake with ease. Reinhart begins with the simplest French bread, then moves on to familiar classics such as ciabatta, pizza dough, and soft sandwich loaves, and concludes with fresh specialty items like pretzels, crackers, croissants, and bagels. Each recipe is broken into "Do Ahead" and "On Baking Day" sections, making every step--from preparation through pulling pans from the oven-a breeze, whether you bought your loaf pan yesterday or decades ago. These doughs are engineered to work flawlessly for busy home bakers: most require only a straightforward mixing and overnight fermentation. The result is reliably superior flavor and texture on par with loaves from world-class artisan bakeries-and all with little hands-on time. America's favorite baking instructor and innovator Peter Reinhart offers new time-saving techniques accompanied by full-color, step-by-step photos throughout so that in no time you'll be producing fresh batches of: Sourdough Baguettes * 50% and 100% Whole Wheat Sandwich Loaves * Soft and Crusty Cheese Bread * English Muffins * Cinnamon Buns * Panettone * Hoagie Rolls * Chocolate Cinnamon Babka * Fruit-Filled Thumbprint Rolls * Danish * Best-Ever Biscuits Best of all, these high-caliber doughs improve with a longer stay in the fridge, so you can mix once, then portion, proof, and bake whenever you feel like enjoying a piping hot treat.From the Hardcover edition.

Peter Reinhart's Whole Grain Breads

by Ron Manville Peter Reinhart

We know whole grain breads are better for us, but will we actually eat them, much less take time to bake them?Yes, says beloved baking instructor Peter Reinhart, but only if they are very, very good. So Reinhart, with his decades of experience crafting amazing artisanal breads, has made it his mission to create whole grain breads that are nothing short of incredible. In this follow-up to his award-winning book The Bread Baker's Apprentice, Reinhart offers groundbreaking methods for making whole grain breads that taste better than any you've ever had. And because his approach is also simpler and less labor intensive than conventional techniques, you'll choose to make and eat these breads. His fifty-five recipes for whole grain sandwich, hearth, and specialty breads, plus bagels, crackers, and more, incorporate widely available whole wheat flour as well as other flours and grains such as rye, barley, steel-cut oats, cornmeal, and quinoa. Each is so rich with flavor and satisfying texture that white-flour counterparts pale in comparison.Written in Reinhart's famously clear style and accompanied by inspiring photographs, these recipes were perfected with the help of nearly 350 testers. Introductory chapters provide a tutorial, with step-by-step photographs, of the delayed fermentation method that is at the heart of these recipes, as well as a crash course in baking science, discussions of grains other than wheat, and more. Advanced bakers will relish Reinhart's innovative techniques and exacting scientific explanations, and beginning bakers will rejoice in the ease of baking wholesome breads with such extraordinary flavor.Peter Reinhart is a baking instructor and faculty member at Johnson and Wales University in Charlotte, North Carolina. He was the cofounder of Brother Juniper's Bakery in Santa Rosa, California, and is the author of six books on bread baking, including Brother Juniper's Bread Book, Crust and Crumb, and the 2002 James Beard Cookbook of the Year and IACP Cookbook of the Year, The Bread Baker's Apprentice. From the Hardcover edition.

Peter's Harvest (Leveled Readers 4.6.1)

by Anne Sibbley O'Brien

The story of a Ojibwe boy who helps his family harvest manoomin (wild rice).

Peter's Pence

by Jon Cleary

The IRA attempts to steal treasures from the Vatican but their plans go horribly wrong.

Peterson's First Guide to Seashores

by John Kricher

Peterson First Guides are the first books the beginning naturalist needs. Simplified versions of the famous Peterson Field Guides, the First Guides focus on the animals, plants, and other things you are most likely to see. They make it easy to get started in the field-and easy to graduate to the full-fledged Peterson Guides.

Peterson's First Guide to the Solar System

by Jay M. Pasachoff

A basic field guide for beginning observers of the solar system, introducing information on the locations and characteristics of the planets, sun, comets, meteors, and other objects in our solar system.

Peterson's Graduate Programs in Business 2011

by Peterson's

Graduate Programs in Business, Education, Health, Information Studies, Law & Social Work 2011 contains more than 14,000 graduate programs in 158 disciplines-including advertising and public relations, allied health, business management, education, law, library and information sciences, marketing, medical professions and sciences, social work, and more.

Peterson's Graduate Programs in Business, Education, Health, Information Studies, Law & Social Work 2012

by Peterson's

Peterson's Graduate Programs in Business, Education, Health, Information Studies, Law & Social Work 2012 contains a wealth of info on accredited institutions offering graduate degrees in these fields. Up-to-date info, collected through Peterson's Annual Survey of Graduate and Professional Institutions, provides valuable data on degree offerings, professional accreditation, jointly offered degrees, part-time & evening/weekend programs, postbaccalaureate distance degrees, faculty, students, requirements, expenses, financial support, faculty research, and unit head and application contact information. There are helpful links to in-depth descriptions about a specific graduate program or department, faculty members and their research, and more. Also find valuable articles on financial assistance, the graduate admissions process, advice for international and minority students, and facts about accreditation, with a current list of accrediting agencies.

Peterson's Graduate Programs in Engineering Design, Engineering Physics, Geological, Mineral/Mining, & Petroleum Engineering, and Industrial Engineering 2011

by Peterson's

Peterson's Graduate Programs in Engineering Design; Engineering Physics; Geological, Mineral/Mining, & Petroleum Engineering; and Industrial Engineering contains a wealth of information on colleges and universities that offer graduate degrees in these exciting fields. The profiled institutions include those in the United States, Canada, and abroad that are accredited by U.S. accrediting bodies. Up-to-date data, collected through Peterson's Annual Survey of Graduate and Professional Institutions, provides valuable information on degree offerings, professional accreditation, jointly offered degrees, part-time and evening/weekend programs, postbaccalaureate distance degrees, faculty, students, degree requirements, entrance requirements, expenses, financial support, faculty research, and unit head and application contact information. As an added bonus, readers will find a helpful "See Close-Up" link to in-depth program descriptions written by some of these institutions. These Close-Ups offer detailed information about the specific program, faculty members and their research, and links to the program Web site. In addition, there are valuable articles on financial assistance and support at the graduate level and the graduate admissions process, with special advice for international and minority students. Another article discusses important facts about accreditation and provides a current list of accrediting agencies.

Petfinder.com Presents Second Chances: Inspiring Stories of Dog Adoption

by Joan Banks Betsy Saul

# Every day, Petfinder.com finds thousands of loving families for homeless dogs. Second Chances tells the story of these placements and the courage--both human and canine--behind them. These fifty tail-wagging tales include: The Puppy Mill Dog, in which two women rescue an abused Shih tzu from a life of neglect in an overcrowded "puppy mill." # Just What the Doctor Ordered, a tale of an older dog doomed to spend the rest of her life in a shelter until she was adopted by a woman who needed Sandy as much as Sandy needed her. # Mister Lucky, a touching story of a terrier who was found in the rubble of Hurricane Katrina's aftermath--and returned to his family, thanks to devoted rescue workers and Petfinder.com. Dog lovers everywhere love Petfinder.com--and this amazing collection of heartwarming adoption stories will show you why.

Petit Appetit: Eat, Drink, and Be Merry

by Lisa Barnes

Delicious organic recipes from an award-winning organic-foods cookbook author and nutrition expert. As kids get older, parents get busier, and they all need simple, creative, healthy ideas and recipes for school lunches, snacks, drinks and the seemingly endless round of parties, playdates, and special occasions. This all-new collection of recipes from Petit Appetit is just what they need. These nutritious, organic, and easy-to-prepare snacks, drinks, and celebration foods are the perfect alternative to processed store-bought items laden with high fructose corn syrup, trans fats, additives, and preservatives. Chef and mother Lisa Barnes? simple, delicious recipes enable parents to think ?outside the bag? (of processed chips, crackers, and cookies) and learn how to create new family favorites with healthy, organic ingredients. Petit Appetit: Eat, Drink, and Be Merry features: ? Expert advice, tips, and stories ? Nutritional, dietary, and allergy information Throughout ? Best methods for packing and storage ? More than 150 recipes .

Petit, the Monster

by Elisa Amado

Petit is puzzled. He's a good boy when he plays with his dog, but he's bad when he pulls a girl's hair. He can be very nice to his grandfather but terrible to the pigeons. It's good when he takes care of his toys, but very bad when he doesn't want to share them. In short, he doesn't know the answer to his mother's question, "how can such a good boy sometimes do such bad things?" Extraordinarily talented author and illustrator Isol has created a brilliant, funny and ever-so-true recreation of a young child's thinking about a very important question--am I good or am I bad? Petit's wonderful ruminations on the subject, and his astute observations of his own behavior (and that of the adults around him), are so perfectly and lovingly observed and so wonderfully illustrated that this book is a little masterpiece.

The Petrelli Heir

by Kim Lawrence

An impossible truthRoman Petrelli knows exactly how precious life is. Now that he can't produce an heir, he's the last Petrelli standing. So how could Isabel Carter have given birth to his baby? Izzy's one night with Roman was an uncharacteristic act of spontaneity that left her with more than redhot memories. Her little daughter is the family that Izzy's always wanted. When Roman demands to be part of his child's life Izzy fears he'll sweep in and take over. But Roman's determined to get what he wants and he'll use any means necessary-charming or otherwise!"Kim Lawrence is utterly compelling. She creates such sympathetic and likeable characters."-Victoria, Retired, Belfast

The Petrified Ants

by Kurt Vonnegut Jr.

Look at the Birdie is a collection of fourteen previously unpublished short stories from one of the most original writers in all of American fiction. In this series of perfectly rendered vignettes, written just as he was starting to find his comic voice, Kurt Vonnegut paints a warm, wise, and often funny portrait of life in post--World War II America-a world where squabbling couples, high school geniuses, misfit office workers, and small-town lotharios struggle to adapt to changing technology, moral ambiguity, and unprecedented affluence. Vonnegut explores the relationship between science's pursuit of truth and the state's need to control it in "The Petrified Ants," a darkly whimsical story about two Soviet researchers who stumble upon an amazing discovery, only to learn that natural history is also written by the hand that wields the power. "The Petrified Ants" and the thirteen other never-before-published pieces that comprise Look at the Birdie serve as an unexpected gift for devoted readers who thought that Kurt Vonnegut's unique voice had been stilled forever-and provide a terrific introduction to his short fiction for anyone who has yet to experience his genius.Other stories from Look at the Birdie available as single-story e-books:On sale August 25, 2009"Hello, Red"On sale October 20, 2009:"Confido""FUBAR""Shout About It from the Housetops""Ed Luby's Key Club""A Song for Selma""Hall of Mirrors""The Nice Little People""Little Drops of Water""The Honor of a Newsboy""Look at the Birdie" (Short Story)"King and Queen of the Universe""The Good Explainer"

Petropolis

by Anya Ulinich

In her stunning debut novel, Anya Ulinich delivers a funny and unforgettable story of a Russian mail-order bride trying to find her place in America. After losing her father, her boyfriend, and her baby, Sasha Goldberg decides that getting herself to the United States is the surest path to deliverance. But she finds that life in Phoenix with her Red Lobster-loving fiancé isn't much better than life in Siberia, and so she treks across America on a misadventure-filled search for her long- lost father. Petropolis is a deeply moving story about the unexpected connections that create a family and the faraway places that we end up calling home.

Pets Are a Blessing

by R. W. Alley Victoria Ryan

This new book from the Elf family celebrates the many ways pets enrich our lives and the gifts, both simple and profound, they offer. These affirmations are sure to bring a smile of recognition, a seed of new thought, and a renewed awe of God's wisdom in creation, all reminders of the blessing your pet has been for you.

Pets Gone Green

by Eve Adamson

In Pets Gone Green, New York Times best-selling author Eve Adamson explores how pet owners can have a positive effect on the environment and their pets' place within it. This engaging and enlightening book outlines strategies that pet owners can pursue to reduce the family's carbon foot- and pawprints, from using less toxic flea repellant to offering earth-friendly treats and toys to our much-loved pets. Adamson's goal in writing Pets Gone Green stemmed from her desire to find ways to save her dogs from the increasingly toxic environment around us. "...we are obligated to speak up for our furry companions, who are unable to think or act green on their own." Pets Gone Green remains a timely exploration of many of the hot-button topics in our world today, from eating local and animal rescue to activism and recycling! The book offers practical advice for owners of all pets, from dogs and cats to birds, small mammals, and more.As pet rescue has increasingly become "the thing to do," the book begins with a chapter on "Recycled Companions: The Ultimate Earth-Friendly Act," in which the author discusses the many advantages of rescuing a pet from a shelter or rescue society. Pet food, another hot topic in the pet world, is the subject of "Green Food," which includes a brief history of commercial food and the pluses and minuses of using natural, homemade, raw, and vegetarian diets for pets. The chapter "Altered States" is devoted to the importance and health benefits of spaying and neutering pets. Buying and eating local, diminishing consumerism, organic materials, holistic pet care, and recycling are all discussed in terms of improving humans' and pets' lives and reducing waste on a community, national, and global level.Printed with soy ink on recycled paper, Pets Gone Green presents the original artwork of New England painter and woodblock printmaker Willy Reddick. The book includes over 50 woodblock images of her beautiful peaceful animals, lending a down-home organic feel that is truly unique for a pet book.The ultimate message of the book is summarized in the final chapter "Animal Wisdom," in which Adamson focuses in on what our pets can teach us about the world around us through their natural instincts, simplicity, and view of the world. She concludes, "...animals are companions worthy of our respect, love, and care, and because they are so close to nature in ways we can only begin to comprehend, they are also the key to our salvation....Animals understand how to live lightly on the earth, and we can learn from them." Resources of animal welfare websites and agencies, green organizations, holistic resources, green product manufacturers, and green websites and publications included. Fully indexed.

Pets' Letters to God

by Mark Bricklin

Taken From the Back Cover: "Humans aren't the only ones who grapple with the great mysteries of the universe. As you'll discover in these profound and heartwarming pages, all of God's creatures -- dogs, cats, fish, and more - look at their huge and awe-inspiring world and ask themselves 'Why?' Why is there thunder? Does Heaven have a scent? Why don't people sniff each other?"

Pets' Party (Animal Ark Pets #17)

by Ben M. Baglio

Max loves spending Christmas with his Grandma, but Grandma isn't very happy that Max's puppy Sandy is there too.

Petunia

by Tom Gerats Judy Strommer

Petunia belongs to the family of the Solanaceae and as such is closely related to important crop species like tomato, potato, eggplant, pepper and tobacco. With around 35 species described it is one of the smaller genera and among those there are two groups of species that make up the majority of them: the purple flowered P.integrifolia group and the white flowered P.axillaris group. It is assumed that interspecific hybrids between members of these two groups have laid the foundation for the huge variation in cultivars as selected from the 1830's onwards. Petunia thus has been a commercially important ornamental since the early days of horticulture. Despite that, Petunia was in use as a research model only parsimoniously until the late fifties of the last century. By then seed companies started to fund academic research, initially with the main aim to develop new color varieties. Besides a moment of glory around 1980 (being elected a promising model system, just prior to the Arabidopsis boom), Petunia has long been a system in the shadow. Up to the early eighties no more then five groups developed classical and biochemical genetics, almost exclusively on flower color genes. Then from the early eighties onward, interest has slowly been growing and nowadays some 20-25 academic groups around the world are using Petunia as their main model system for a variety of research purposes, while a number of smaller and larger companies are developing further new varieties. At present the system is gaining credibility for a number of reasons, a very important one being that it is now generally realized that only comparative biology will reveal the real roots of evolutionary development of processes like pollination syndromes, floral development, scent emission, seed survival strategies and the like. As a system to work with, Petunia combines advantages from several other model species: it is easy to grow, sets abundant seeds, while self- and cross pollination is easy; its lifecycle is four months from seed to seed; plants can be grown very densely, in 1 cm2 plugs and can be rescued easily upon flowering, which makes even huge selection plots easy to handle. Its flowers (and indeed leaves) are relatively large and thus obtaining biochemical samples is no problem. Moreover, transformation and regeneration from leaf disc or protoplast are long established and easy-to-perform procedures. On top of this easiness in culture, Petunia harbors an endogenous, very active transposable element system, which is being used to great advantage in both forward and reverse genetics screens. The virtues of Petunia as a model system have only partly been highlighted. In a first monograph, edited by K. Sink and published in 1984, the emphasis was mainly on taxonomy, morphology, classical and biochemical genetics, cytogenetics, physiology and a number of topical subjects. At that time, little molecular data was available. Taking into account that that first monograph will be offered electronically as a supplement in this upcoming edition, we would like to put the overall emphasis for the second edition on molecular developments and on comparative issues. To this end we propose the underneath set up, where chapters will be brief and topical. Each chapter will present the historical setting of its subject, the comparison with other systems (if available) and the unique progress as made in Petunia. We expect that the second edition of the Petunia monograph will draw a broad readership both in academia and industry and hope that it will contribute to a further expansion in research on this wonderful Solanaceae.

Peyton

by Max Brand

Lost in the vast plains without a guide, a horseman must brave the elements and the local Cheyenne if he has any hopes of survival!In "Man from the Sky," Paul Torridon and his plainsman guide ride together on their way to Fort Kendry. But one morning the guide has vanished without a trace, and Paul is left with just his faithful steed. Paul knows that his destination will be near impossible to find without a guide, and that's only if he and his horse make it out of the barren plains alive. But just as it looks like Paul's luck has finally run out, he stumbles upon an ailing Cheyenne warrior sprawled on a small island in a dry gulch . . .The title story opens with renowned gunman Hank Peyton on his deathbed. Hank tells his son Jerry that he'll be leaving him his legendary gun, known as The Voice of La Paloma. But Jerry soon falls on tough times and becomes easy prey for the corrupt sheriff and his posse, who accuse him of stealing horses. When the real horse thief is discovered, instead of clearing Jerry's name the sheriff makes a deal with the outlaw: steal The Voice of Paloma, and the crime will be forgiven!Peyton collects two of legendary Western author Max Brand's most exciting stories in one volume, showcasing a master of his craft at work.

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