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Local or global, economic issues are on the public's mind-but making sense of supply and demand isn't so simple. This book explains in everyday terms how markets work, introducing the key players-consumers, business, and government-and using their behavior to illustrate basic theories and ideas. In addition, it coaches both general readers and students in the key concepts and analytical tools of macroeconomics and microeconomics, and teaches the dynamics of markets, consumer behavior, business investment, budgets and taxation, recession and expansions, unemployment and inflation, and more.
The co-founder of the National Fibromyalgia Association presents information to empower patients to better manage all aspects of this often misunderstood chronic pain condition. The guide outlines practical steps for communicating with health care practitioners and family members, and explains different approaches to pharmacologic, behavioral, alternative, and psychosocial treatment.
An updated and revised edition-offering new information on some of the most popular topics in grant writing. This new edition of The Complete Idiot's Guide(r) to Grant Writing provides essential information on how to start a freelance business, covering such topics as getting that first assignment, pricing, state regulations, organizing and customizing proposals, researching funders, sponsorship, and much more. In the current economic environment, government and private sector grants will continue to be an important way to acquire funds for projects. Includes grant writing samples. This book's templates and other resources will now be easy to find and use on idiotsguides.com.
From the Book Jacket: You're no idiot, of course. The thought of outfitting your beloved companion with a choke collar and doling out slaps on the nose doesn't sit well with you. You're sure there's a gentler way to teach Rover to obey ... Stay positive! The Complete Idiot's Guide® to Positive Dog Training, Second Edition, shows you how to teach your dog good behavior-without resorting to punishment and harsh reprimands. In this Complete Idiot's Guide®, you get: Tips on training for the American Kennel Club's popular Canine Good Citizen® test. Solutions to bad behaviors and how to correct your dog positively if he makes a mistake. Insights into how dogs learn and communicate. Advice on how to "hear" your dog's signals-and use what you learn during training. Easy-to-follow advice on how to housetrain your dog. PAMELA DENNISON, owner of Positive Motivation Dog Training, has been training dogs since 1992. After switching from traditional training methods to positive training, Pam started her own school in 1997. She has helped train more than 500 owners to build better relationships with their dogs. She has written a monthly column titled "The Barking Lot" and has been published in the Clicker Journal. She is also the author of Bringing Light to Shadow: A Story of a Recovering Aggressive Dog.
You'd like to write science fiction. Maybe you already write the stuff but haven't had any sales yet. This section can help you start out on the road to success. There are two things you must accomplish to become a successful SF writer: become a writer of entertaining and thought-provoking stories, and market those stories successfully to a large audience. We'll look at how you can take steps toward both these goals, by easing you into the process of writing, and showing you how to plug into the SF writing and reading communities. The author of this book donated a digital copy to Bookshare.org. Join us in thanking Cory Doctorow for providing his accessible digital book to this community.
This book guides the reader to adopt various self-defense techniques for different challenging unsafe situations.
Beale, a corporate trainer, outlines simple strategies for reading faster and boosting comprehension, both on paper and at the computer screen. The first section introduces several speed strategies, including using your hands and a card, reading key words, reading thought chunks, and spreading peripheral vision to see more words at a glance. The second section deals with differences between different types of reading, and gives advice on skimming, scanning, summarizing, and understanding the organizational patterns of most nonfiction. The book also gives commonsense advice on dealing with backlogged to-read piles. Appendices offer a glossary, timed reading exercises, and personal progress charts. Annotation ©2009 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
You're no idiot, of course. You know what the Book of Genesis is, or at least that it is about Adam, Eve, and an apple. But when it comes to sitting down and understanding the full significance of the Bible, you feel as helpless as Noah without an Ark. Don't try swimming for shore just yet! The Complete Idiot's Guide® to the Bible offers accessible summaries and interpretations of everything you'll find in the Bible, from "In the beginning" to the last "Amen."You'll learn all about patriarchs and matriarchs, kings and kingdoms, prophets and losses, and the good news of Jesus Christ. In this Complete Idiot's Guide®, you get: A brief history of God's cast of characters, from those in the Garden of Eden to the close of the first century. The fascinating origins of Judaism, beginning with Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. Compelling facts about the stories behind the stories in the Bible.
A beginner's guide to the world of the I Ching.
The Complete Idiot's Guide to Understanding Einstein shows how relatively easy--and fun--it can be to learn and appreciate the world of physics and Einstein's brilliant accomplishments.
Presents Islam--from it's revelation, through its interactions with people of the book, to the Islamic empire and its amazing strides in the scientific and mathematical fields to how Islam is perceived in the modern world. Also presents Islam's view on Heaven, Hell, and the Afterlife.
Completely restructured to focus more on the how-to components of yoga, this step-by-step guide replaces photos with all-new two-color line illustrations that not only show readers what the various yoga postures look like, but how to get in and out of them easily and painlessly. Non-intimidating and easy-to-follow exercises show readers just how fun and relaxing yoga can be.
Create an IEP with this start-to-finish guide for caring parents Your special needs child needs a special education, and as a parent, you face a number of obstacles as you work with your school district to develop an Individual Education Plan (IEP) - lots of steps, complicated paperwork, and intimidating procedures may seem like too much to take on... ...but you can do it! Let The Complete IEP Guide guide you through this complex process with vital information, strategies, and the encouragement you need to secure your child's education. Get everything you need to: understand your child's rights untangle eligibility rules and assessments collect all school records draft goals and objectives pinpoint specific problems develop a blueprint of program and services research school programs and alternative prepare for IEP meetings resolve disputes with your school district Whether you're new to the IEP process or entering it once again, this user-friendly, plain English guide is your outline for an effective educational experience for your child. You'll get all the forms, sample letters, and resources that you could possibly need at any stage of the IEP process. The 7th edition is completely updated to reflect the latest -- and major -- changes to federal regulations concerning your special education student, including details about your child's eligibility for special education services.
Create an IEP with this start to finish guide for caring parents. Your special needs child needs a special education, and as a parent, you face a number of obstacles as you work with your school district to develop an Individual Education Plan (IEP). Lots of steps, complicated paperwork, and intimidating procedures may seem like too much to take on... ...but you can do it! Let The Complete IEP Guide guide you through this complex process with vital information, strategies, and the encouragement you need to secure your child's education. Get everything you need to: understand your child's rights untangle eligibility rules and assessments collect all school records draft goals and objectives pinpoint specific problems develop a blueprint of program and services research school programs and alternatives prepare for IEP meetings resolve disputes with your school district Whether you're new to the IEP process or entering it once again, this user friendly, plain English guide is your outline for an effective educational experience for your child. You'll get all the forms, sample letters, and resources that you could possibly need at any stage of the IEP process. This edition is completely updated to reflect the latest and major changes to federal regulations concerning your special education student, including details about your child's eligibility for special education services.
The Koran: It may be the most controversial book in the world. Some see it as a paean to peace, others call it a violent mandate for worldwide Islamic supremacy.How can one book lead to such dramatically different conclusions? New York Times bestselling author Robert Spencer reveals the truth in The Complete Infidel's Guide to the Koran: not many Westerners know what's in the Koran, since so few have actually read it -- even among the legions of politicians, diplomats, analysts, and editorial writers who vehemently insist that the Koran preaches tolerance.Now, Spencer unveils the mysteries lying behind this powerful book, guiding readers through the controversies surrounding the Koran's origins and its most contentious passages. Stripping out the obsolete debates, Spencer focuses on the Koran's decrees toward Jews, Christians, and other Infidels, explaining how they were viewed in Muhammad's time, what they've supposedly done wrong, and most important, what the Koran has in store for them.
Text introduce the different types of parrots, including lovebirds, macaws, and cockatoos, with information on caring for them as pets.
As more and more self-sufficiency methods rise out of today's waning economy and growing green movement, so does jerky. Jerky is one of the oldest forms of food preservation, and yet these days, a very popular hobby for the hunting enthusiast and a great way of using game meats. Award-winning outdoor writer and photographer Monte Burch brings readers this pocket-sized guide to making one of the most popular, convenient, and protein- enriched foods. The Complete Jerky Book includes everything from how the Native Americans preserved their meat to the foolproof, easy-does-it purchased jerky seasoning mixes and new products of today. Delicious recipes for a wide variety of meats, including venison, turkey, goose, beef, and even fish, are included. This book includes complete instructions on how to prepare jerky the good old-fashioned way as well as how to make it using the latest equipment.
Growing Up Can Be Perfect in Its Imperfection The Jessica Darling series chronicles one young woman's coming-of-age in the first decade of the 21st century. Over five books and ten years, Jessica Darling fumbles her way into adulthood. She evolves from a sixteen-year-old cynic, snarking in her diary about catty cliques, unrequited crushes, and other high school indignities, into a jet-setting twenty-six-year-old urbanite searching for more meaning in her life. Through all her misadventures in high school, college, and beyond, Jessica gets long-distance support from her best friend, Hope. But it's her on-again/off-again love of her life, Marcus Flutie, who can always be counted on to complicate her life in ways that are infuriating, intoxicating, and ultimately irresistible. SLOPPY FIRSTS: Meet Jessica Darling--and fall for Marcus Flutie--in this high school comedy of many, many errors. A fresh, funny, utterly compelling fiction debut, Sloppy Firsts is an insightful true-to-life look at sixteen-year-old Jessica's predicament as she embarks on another year of teenage torment--from the dark days after her best friend, Hope, moves away through her months as a type-A personality turned insomniac to her completely mixed up feelings about Marcus Flutie, the intelligent and mysterious "Dreg" who works his way into her heart. SECOND HELPINGS: Can Jessica survive senior year without losing her mind . . . or her heart?This time, Jess is going through the social and emotional ordeal of her last year at Pineville High. Not only does the mysterious Marcus Flutie continue to distract her, but Hope still lives in another state, and she can't seem to escape the clutches of the Clueless Crew, her annoying so-called friends. To top it off, Jessica's parents won't get off her butt about choosing a college. Will Jess crack under the pressure of senioritis? CHARMED THIRDS: Jessica is in college . . . and smart girls have more fun!Jessica has finally left her hometown/hellhole for Columbia University; she's into Marcus more than ever (so what if he's at a Buddhist college in California), and she's making new friends. But Jess soon realizes that her bliss might not last. As she and Marcus hit the rocks, will she fall for her GOPunk, neoconservative RA . . . or for the hot grad student she's assisting on a summer project . . . or for the oh-so-sensitive emo boy down the hall? Will she even make it now that her parents have cut her off financially? And what do the cryptic one-word postcards from Marcus really mean? FOURTH COMINGS: Is the real world ready for Jessica Darling?At first it seems like she's living the New York City dream. She's subletting an apartment with her best friend, working for a magazine that actually cares about her psychology degree, and is still deeply in love with Marcus. But when Marcus proposes--giving her only one week to answer--Jessica must decide if she's ready to give up a world of late-night literary soirees, art openings, and downtown drunken karaoke to move back to New Jersey and be with the one man who's gripped her heart for years. PERFECT FIFTHS: Does Jessica and Marcus's journey end here? Or is it just the beginning? . . . Now a young professional in her mid-twenties, Jess is off to a Caribbean wedding. As she rushes to her gate at the airport, she literally runs into her former boyfriend, Marcus Flutie. It's the first time she's seen him since she reluctantly turned down his marriage proposal three years earlier--and emotions run high. They have both changed dramatically, yet their connection feels as familiar as ever. Is their reunion just a fluke, or has fate orchestrated this collision of their lives once again?
The following quotations are taken from the back cover of the book: "The Complete Jewish Bible follows the Hebrew Bible order of the Tanakh's books, the order with which Yeshua (Jesus) was familiar"; "makes no separation between "Old" and 'New' Testaments'; "corrects mistranslations in the New Testament resulting from anti-Jewish theological bias"; "offers the original Hebrew names for people, places, and concepts. using easy-to-read English transliterations"; "focuses on Messianic prophecy"; and it "gives the traditional weekly and holiday synagogue readings, plus relevant readings from the B'rit Hadashah (New Testament)." The author hopes to "reconnects Christians with their Jewish roots and the Jewish people" and to "connects Jews with the Jewishness of Messiah Yeshua and Messianic faith." Besides the unique translation, the author gives "a comprehensive introduction, a pronouncing explanatory glossary, a reverse glossary and special maps to aid Bible understanding." In summary,: "The complete Jewish Bible shows that the Word of God, from Genesis to Revelation, is a unified Jewish book meant for everyone--Jew and non-Jew alike."
The homebrewer's bible--everything you need to know to brew beer at home from start to finish, including new recipes, updated charts on hop varieties, secrets to fermentation, beer kit tips, and more--from the master of homebrewingThe Complete Joy of Homebrewing is the essential guide to understanding and making a full range of beer styles, including ales, lagers, stouts, pilseners, dubbels, tripels, and homerun specialty beers and meads. Everything to get started is here: the basics of building a home brewery, world-class proven recipes, easy-to-follow brewing instructions, and the latest insights in the art and science of brewing. Master brewer Charlie Papazian also explains the history and lore of beer, reveals the technology behind brewing, and shares countless tips on how to create your own original ales and lagers.This completely revised and updated edition includes: An expanded and updated Beer Styles and Homebrew Recipe Formulation chart with easy-to-understand descriptions of key flavor and aroma characters Ingredient information for fifty-three beer styles A list of more than seventy-five beer types describing strength, hop aroma, bitterness, flavor, color, sweetness, and alcohol percentage Expanded chart on sixty-eight hop varieties, descriptions, and uses Eighty brand-new and revised favorite beer and mead recipes Beer kit tips Key information about using and understanding hops Revealing reasons why homebrew is the best . . . and much more!Paired with the newly revised Homebrewer's Companion, Second Edition, this book will transform you from beginning brewer to homebrewing expert.
Charlie Papazian, master brewer and founder and president of the American Homebrewer's Association and Association of Brewers, presents a fully revised edition of his essential guide to homebrewing. This third edition of the best-selling and most trusted homebrewing guide includes a complete update of all instructions, recipes, charts, and guidelines. Everything you need to get started is here, including classic and new recipes for brewing stouts, ales, lagers, pilseners, porters, specialty beers, and honey meads. The Complete Joy of Homebrewing, third edition, includes: Getting your home brewery together: the basics -- malt, hops, yeast, and water Ten easy lessons for making your first batch of beer Creating world-class styles of beer (IPA, Belgian wheat, German Kölsch and Bock, barley wine, American lagers, to name a few) Using fruit, honey, and herbs for a spicier, more festive brew Brewing with malt extracts for an unlimited range of strengths and flavors Advanced brewing techniques using specialty hops or the all-grain method or mash extracts A complete homebrewer's glossary, troubleshooting tips, and an up-to-date resource section And much, much more Be sure to check out Charlie's The Homebrewer's Companion for over 60 additional recipes and more detailed charts and tables, techniques, and equipment information for the advanced brewer.
The Complete Life's Little Instruction Book contains the 1,560 entries found in all three volumes of the New York Times Bestselling Life's Little Instruction Book series. Bound in a deluxe, maroon, leather edition, this collectible hardcover makes a perfectly elegant gift for any occasion. Though originally written as a gift from a father to a son, its simple message has been enjoyed by men and women of all ages."Most of us already know how to live a successful and purposeful life," says the author. "We know we should be understanding and thoughtful, responsible, courageous, and appreciative. It's just that we sometimes need reminding." Life's Little Instruction Book is that reminder.
All three volumes of the best-selling Live and Learn and Pass It On series are contained in this deluxe leather-bound hardcover edition, full of the wisdom of people age 5 to 95. Perfect for any gift-giving occasion.