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A card-carrying mad scientist, Allen Meisner develops a hyperdrive engine capable of taking anyone to the stars for just a few dollars.
In Bowen's "Like Father, Like Daughter" ex-rodeo cowboy Adam Garrick receives a visit from the widow of his closest friend and her adopted daughter--who is Adam's real daughter. And in Raye's "Gettin' Lucky", rancher Tyler Grant needs a woman before his ex-mother-in-law takes his small daughter to Boston to make a lady out of her.
Looking for love in Las Vegas... Cass Parker is a big believer in luck, fate, and all things cosmic. So she's devastated when she walks in on her supposed best friend macking with Jesse, the guy she's in total "like" with. Talk about bad karma. Vegas is just full of cheaters, Cass concludes -- even the locals. Cass refuses to sulk. She finds new friends and even gets invited to their weekly poker night -- totally casual and not-for-profit, of course. They seem pretty chill, and Cass definitely needs to get out more. So after consulting her horoscope, she gets in the game. But when Jesse turns up for a final showdown, it turns out that Cass isn't so good at bluffing -- not when it comes to matters of the heart....
The title says it all--delightful poems and stories to make the reader smile, laugh, and think.
In Gettin' There, bestselling author Steve Farrar delves into the book of Psalms to give men a new sense of continuity, direction, purpose, and perspective. The Psalms are like a marked trail through life, showing that others have walked ahead and faced many of the challenges, temptations, heartaches, and perplexities that men will encounter on their journeys. Farrar shows that when a man begins to understand that the strong and caring hand of God is sovereign over everything in his life -- including his trials and heartaches -- his confidence, hope, and joy will increase dramatically in the God who created him and desires to use him. Now in paperback!
Getting a Government Job: The Civil Service Handbook offers everything you need for getting a job with the U.S. government. This book describes in detail the advantages and disadvantages of working for the government, salary, benefits, training, advancement, job qualifications, and opportunities for veterans and students. You will explore the five fields in the federal government that are projected to see the greatest job growth and learn about job announcements and possible testing requirements. Furthermore, you will receive in-depth guidance on how to conduct a successful job search and how to match your personal skills with job requirements. The book will teach you how to put together an outstanding application package and how to follow up with a successfull intervew. This reference includes a broad variety of sample forms, cover letters, and resumes, as well as an extensive list of Web sites that can aid you in finding the right government job for you.
The author breaks the conventions by interweaving fresh insights, startling facts, and stirring vignette of ordinary people pursuing creative solutions to the most pressing global problems.
Whatever your educational credentials -- high school diploma, college degree, post-secondary certificate, or none of these - there are many steps you can take to prepare for the job market. Throughout this e-book, we will show you how to leverage your strengths to find a job you enjoy
Where did we take a wrong turn? That's what proud conservatives are asking. The era of liberal dominance is finally over, but sometimes you wouldn't know it. Government spending is out of control, huge waves of illegal immigration endanger our security and our American identity, more and more Americans look to Washington for the "quick fix," the government grabs for more power at the expense of our liberty, American businesses are fleeing overseas, and terrorism threatens us more than ever. How do we deal with these crises when our leaders refuse to? By following Edwin J. Feulner and Doug Wilson's unique and practical six-point plan: specific steps that every one of us can take to put America back on course. As conservative leaders--Feulner as president of the nation's preeminent think tank, The Heritage Foundation; Wilson as chairman of America's leading conservative news and community website, Townhall. com--the authors know that what will rescue us now are the things that have always made this nation great: free enterprise, limited government, individual freedom, traditional American values, a strong national defense, and the rule of law. We must demand accountability and a return to our core principles. Getting America Right reveals: * Stunning real-world examples of government run amok, and how it hurts you * The politicians who are selling out, and the brave souls who are fighting for what's right * How to restore fiscal discipline among Washington's pork-addicted pols--Feulner and Wilson identify ridiculous programs we should slash now * The blueprint for getting the federal government out of our way and out of our pockets * The threats Washington is ignoring, and the steps we must take at home and abroad to ensure our security * What you can do to hold politicians accountable What is at risk if we fail? Nothing less than the freedom, prosperity, and security of ourselves and our children and grandchildren. We must get it right--each and every one of us. And we need to start today. As Newt Gingrich writes in his foreword to Getting America Right, "The blueprint for our action--yours and mine--is contained within the pages of this remarkable book. " Also available as an eBook. Visit GettingAmericaRight. com for more resources to join the fight to put America back on track.
Presents a true account of the murder of fourteen-year-old Emmett Till in Mississippi in 1955.
This book explores both the theoretical and practical underpinnings of integrated conservation and development. It synthesizes existing experience to better inform conservationists and decision makers of the role ICDPs play in conservation and management and analyzes their successes and shortcomings.
Another great installment in a New York Times bestselling series!In #20: Getting Burned the local animal shelter burns down, and if it doesn't find the money to rebuild, Rackham Industries will buy the land and build another warehouse. Nancy is sure the fire was arson even though police and fire chiefs agree it's merely a case of faulty-wiring. She's determined to save the shelter and there are only two ways to do it: 1) prove that someone from Rackham Industries caused the fire, or 2) raise enough money so the shelter can afford a new building. . .
It was time to even the score! Geraint Howell-Williams was sure Lola Hennessy had used her womanly charms to make sure of her inheritance--an exclusive house--by seducing another man, someone she barely knew. Lola was beautiful, so getting close to her was no hardship, and Geraint had reasons of his own for wanting to find out more about this temptress. Seducing her would be most enjoyable...a very sweet revenge.
For the past year, self-proclaimed Black American Princess Claudia has been planning her perfect wedding, destined to be the event in Atlanta's black society. But when her prince gets cold feet, she's stunned and humiliated. She's done things in the bedroom with this man that her mother would disown her for!Annelise is frustrated. How long can a woman go without getting some from her husband? The man she supported through law school, who she signed a prenup for. But it seems the man who used to want it all the time is still getting it...from another woman.Thank goodness their devotedly single friend Lishelle has a couch to spare. But when The Guy Who Got Away in college reappears in her life, she starts envisioning a walk down the aisle. Ignoring her friends' advice, she agrees to guarantee his bank loans for a new business. A girl's got to invest in her future husband, right? But once he gets his hands on her money, he disappears.After a little digging, the women discover that the jerks they've trusted have betrayed them in ways they'd never imagined. As the scorned friends bitch over a bottle of wine, an idea begins to take shape-letting these weasels slink quietly out of their lives is too good for them.These women want revenge.
In "Getting Even," Woody Allen revenges himself on such significant subjects as death, obesity, organized crime, the invention of the sandwich, adult education, laundry lists of famous people, and Latin American revolutionaries.
Utilizing standardized indicators from 2001 to 2008, 'Getting Finance in South Asia 2010' analyzes the financial performance and soundness of commercial banks in eight South Asian countries: Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka. While the indicators cannot predict the onset of a financial crisis, their analysis has identified specific weaknesses in regional financial sectors that should be addressed by the supervisory authorities. In this current edition of the annual 'Getting Finance' publication, two new development dimensions -- payment systems developments and savings mobilization -- have been added to the six dimensions covered in the previous edition: access to finance, performance and efficiency, financial stability, market concentration and competitiveness, capital market development, and corporate governance. This edition also expands the country coverage to include Afghanistan, Bhutan and Maldives. New benchmark countries have also been added, including emerging countries from outside OECD. In addition to analyzing the 'Getting Finance' indicators, the book also discusses the challenges facing South Asian banks and the impact of the global financial crisis on their operations. The new material in this edition enables readers to have a more holistic perspective of the indicators in South Asia and a better understanding of the financial systems in the region. 'Getting Finance Indicators 2010' reaffirms the World Bank's commitment to working with developing member countries to promote financial sector development and create financial systems that are sound, stable, supportive of growth and responsive to people's needs.
Since its first publication, Getting Free has provided a lifeline for thousands of women seeking to free themselves from abusive relationships. With uncomplicated yet motivational language, this book contains all the tools and advice you need to help yourself recognize, respond to, and overcome domestic violence. Practical information is partnered with special exercises designed to identify patterns of behavior - and to ultimately help you make decisions about your life and your future. Each chapter provides solid solutions for issues related to a variety of topics, including emotional abuse, child abuse, financial stability, legal issues, love and fear, same-sex abuse, teen abuse, guilt, and safety - from planning a safe escape to staying safe long after you leave. Book jacket.
Get Ready for the Real World How do you get a job without experience and get experience without a job? It's the question virtually every college student or recent graduate faces. Now newly revised and updated, Lindsey Pollak's Getting from College to Career is the definitive guide to building the experience, skills, and confidence you need to succeed in the job search, offering action-oriented tips and strategies ranging from the simple to the expert. Learn how to: Get the best tools for career prep and job hunting E-mail like a professional Go global Practice the eight essentials of internship achievement Perform five minutes of stand-up Overprepare for interviews Persist without being a pest Getting from College to Career gives you the essential information and guidance you need to get your foot in the door of the real world. Don't start your first job search without it!
"[Bergmann] chronicles the drug trading, the risks and rewards, and the demarcations between the city and suburbs even as he witnessed suburbanites come into the city to buy drugs. " ---Booklist "Not just illustrative and emotive, this pummeling, immersive social text is grounded in street-level reportage and seeded with wisdom. " ---Kirkus Reviews "In prose that is equally eloquent and enlightening, Luke Bergmann brings to the surface the lives of two young men living in a place that is regarded by too many people as a forgotten city. " --- Alford A. Young, Jr. , Arthur F. Thurnau Professor and Associate Professor, Sociology and Afroamerican and African Studies, University of Michigan "Luke Bergmann sometimes risks life and limb to bring us firsthand the lives of young people who mainstream media and academic research have ignored---except for the occasional crime story or impersonal policy brief. Getting Ghostis a journey worth taking . . . It sets a new standard for documentary reportage. " --- Sudhir Venkatesh, author ofGang Leader for a DayandOff the Books "Postapocalyptic" Detroit---infamous for its abandoned buildings, empty lots, and blighted streets---may be the only American city to have earned such an epithet. As a teenager who frequently visited Detroit with his father, Luke Bergmann saw the devastation caused by the collapse of the automobile industry. Years later, he returned to the city as an anthropologist to study the incarceration of inner-city youth, and his research connected him with two teenaged drug dealers, Dude Freeman and Rodney Phelps. For nearly three years Bergmann lived on the city's West Side, hanging out with Dude and Rodney, driving around, hearing their stories and dreams, and witnessing the intricacies of Detroit's urban drug trade. Bergmann is soon more than an observer, as he intervenes with Dude's probation officer when he misses a hearing and becomes Rodney's only contact when he flees the city to escape criminal charges. Through it all, he strives to understand their lives, their families, and the neighborhoods they call home. In an effort to break through the conventional wisdom about who sells drugs and why, Bergmann chronicles the unsettling alchemy of choice, force of habit, structural inequality, and political neglect that combine to restrict the horizons of too many young people in America's cities. As Rodney and Dude spin through the revolving door of juvenile detention, "getting ghost" becomes a rich metaphor---for leaving a scene; for quitting the trade; and, ultimately, for mortality. With stunning insight, courage, and even humor,Getting Ghostilluminates complex inner lives that are too often diminished by empty stereotypes as it reveals the common yearnings in all of our American dreams. Luke Bergmann is a research director at the Detroit Department of Health and Wellness Promotion and an adjunct faculty associate at the Institute for Social Research at the University of Michigan. Cover photo © Simon Wheatley, Magnum Photos
Soccer moms drive Priuses. Sport utility vehicles are going hybrid. Families are using hemp shopping bags. More and more companies are developing "green" buildings. What's more, the business consultants say going green is easy and profitable. In reality, though, many green-leaning businesses, families, and governments are still fiddling with the small stuff while the planet burns. Why? Because implementing sustainability is brutally difficult. In this witty and contrarian audiobook, Auden Schendler, a sustainable business foot soldier with fifteen year's worth of experience, gives us a peek under the hood of the green movement. The consultants, he argues, are clueless. Fluorescent bulbs might be better for our atmosphere, but what do you say to the boutique hotel owner who thinks they detract from his? And how do you convince a chain-smoking karate expert mechanic to put biodiesel in his vehicles? Scientists tell us we have to cut CO2 emissions 80 percent by mid-century. That's going to take more than a recycling program. We'll only solve our problems if we're realistic about the challenge of climate change. In this eye-opening inspiring audio book, Schendler illuminates the path. This recording features a new introduction wriiten and read by the author. Also, a new Afterword based on an article written by the author for Orion Magazine has been added to this recording.
This is a comical tale of four high school seniors with low SAT scores and a lack of extracurricular activities. In the process of traveling from one college to another attending interviews they learn a lot about themselves and about one another.
Getting In: A Step-by-Step Plan For Gaining Admission to Graduate School In Psychology (Second Edition)by American Psychological Association
Getting In, Second Edition is an update of the American Psychological Associations essential resource for anyone considering graduate study in psychology. This handy, readable book simplifies the process for applicants and increases their chances of being accepted. Useful timelines, tips, and tools break the tasks into manageable steps and help readers define their goals, select programs, and navigate the application process. A monthly timetable and detailed worksheets for selecting the best program matches are included, and a resource section provides a list of publications and organizations that are useful in the various phases of applying. Readers will learn what criteria admissions committees use to evaluate applicants, how to improve their qualifications, and how to showcase their talents in personal essays, letters of recommendations, and preselection interviews. The costs of a graduate education and financial aid information specific to graduate students are also discussed. Members of special populations, such as women, ethnic minorities, gay and lesbian applicants, and applicants with disabilities will find resources and guidance particular to their needs. While applying to graduate school can be challenging, this book demystifies the process and allays students concerns about how to tackle it.
Highly acclaimed animal expert, LindaTellingtonJones, renowned for her groundbreakingTTouch bodywork with all animals, has finally written a hands-on guide specifically for dogs. The Tellington TTouch Method (TTouch) offers a way to effectively influence the behavior and character of dogs, as well as their willingness and ability to learn. Unlike many training books, the focus is more on improving and maintaining the quality of an animal companion's life, instilling self-confidence so that a mutual relationship can be developed with the owner - a relationship based on appreciation and friendship, rather than on dominance and submission. The Tellington TTouch Method is currently being used by dog owners, trainers, breeders, veterinarians, and vet technicians, as well as in animal shelters around the world. Although it offers a positive, no-force approach to training, it is much more than just a training method: Using a combination of specific TTouches (22 are described in detail), Leading Exercises, and the Confidence Course (exercises over obstacles), a dog's performance and health is improved, common behavior issues are solved, and physical problems are positively influenced. It can both assist a dog with recovery from serious illness or injury, and enhance the quality of the animal's life on a daily basis. In this new book, Linda clearly explains how dogs are helped to overcome many physical and behavioral problems, including: excessive barking and chewing; leash pulling; jumping up; dog-aggressive behavior; fear-biting; timidity and shyness; resistance to grooming; hyperactivity and nervousness; car sickness; hip dysplasia; fear of thunder and other loud noises; and more. A list of common behavioral and physical ailments with the recommended correspondingTTouch solutions is included. Case studies involving different breeds of dogs demonstrate how many owners, some at their wits end, have used theTTouches and the Confidence Course to solve all manner of difficulties, with happy results.
Is College Planning Driving You Crazy? Somehow, watching as your children decide which schools to apply to is as stressful for you as it is for them. If you've found yourself contemplating essay forgery, scheduling five college tours for a single holiday weekend, and obsessively checking the U. S. News and World Report rankings, you may be on the verge of freaking out. But as a parent, it's important to (try to) remain calm and help keep everything in perspective. Written specifically for parents and their college-bound teens, Getting In Without Freaking Out is an insider's guide to the application process by professional college coach Arlene Matthews. Years of experience have taught her the secrets of playing the admissions game without all the anxiety. Now, Arlene shares what admissions officers won't tell you--that getting into a great college isn't as hard as it seems! You'll learn . . . * How to get into a top college without ever taking the SATs * Why a little procrastination never hurt anyone * Why applying to fewer schools increases the chances of acceptance * What really matters when your child goes off to college--and beyond As entertaining as it is practical and realistic, Getting In Without Freaking Out is the only guide of its kind--one that helps you get through the getting-in process with grace, good humor, and knowledge that will enhance your student's chance of success. From the Trade Paperback edition.
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