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In Tally Youngblood's world, looks matter. She lives in a society created to function with perfect-looking people who never have a chance to think for themselves. At sixteen you are transformed from a repellent Ugly into a stunningly attractive Pretty, and catapulted into a high-tech paradise where your only job is to have a great time. But Tally is tired of it. And the choices she makes changes her world forever. First as an ugly, then a pretty, and finally a special, Tally takes down the social infrastructure. And then, a generation later, a world obsessed with fame and instant celebrity - and filled with extras - will reap the consequences. This ebook boxed set includes all four titles in the international bestselling series.
Ugly Americans: The True Story of the Ivy League Cowboy Who Raided Asia in Search of the American Dreamby Ben Mezrich
Sstory about John Malcolm, a business man who found great success in the Asia trade market. Malcolm left a comfortable middleclass life in the U.S. to take a job in Japan where he learned the ins and outs of the financial world.
I had always been ugly, as far back as I could remember. Micay has a deep scar that runs like a river from her right eye to her lip. The boys in her Incan village bully her because of it, and most of the adults ignore her. So she keeps to herself and tries to hide the scar with her long hair, drawing comfort from her family and her faith in the Sun God, Inti. Then a stranger traveling from his jungle homeland to the Sacred Sun City at Machu Picchu gives her a baby macaw, and the path of her life changes. Perhaps she isn't destined to be the Ugly One forever. Vivid storytelling and rich details capture the life and landscape of the Incan Empire as seen through the eyes of a young girl who is an outsider among her own people.
Take your ukulele playing to the next level - fast! - with hundreds of fun exercises, drills and practice tunesYou have a ukulele, you know just enough to be dangerous, and now you're ready to do something with it. You're in luck: Ukulele Exercises For Dummies helps you become a better player. This practice-based book focuses on the skills that entry-level players often find challenging and provides tips, tricks and plenty of cool exercises that will have you creating music in no time that include:* Creating rock-steady strumming patterns and rhythms* Becoming a better fingerpicker with patterns, arpeggio exercises, and solo fingerpicking pieces* Expanding your fretboard knowledge and crafting your own rock, blues and jazz riffs and solos* Playing actual songs on the ukulele - everything from the classic ukulele tunes to the 12 bar blues!* Downloadable audio files of the exercises found in the book, providing you with a self-contained practice packageNo matter if you're a beginning ukulele player or you're wanting to stretch and improve your chops, Ukulele Exercises For Dummies puts you on your way to becoming a ukulele extraordinaire!
Learn everything ukulele--from chord progressions to playing pop, folk, and holiday favorites--and, yes, even Hawaiian music!The ukulele is hot. The season one finale of Glee featured a ukulele. The recent hit song "Hey Soul Sister" by Train includes the dulcet tones of a uke. Not to mention the runaway success of the Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain. For anyone wishing to master this fun, surprisingly versatile instrument, Ukulele For Dummies covers all the basics--from chords and strumming patterns to guidance on finger-picking.The print version of the book includes a CD with audio tracks of the entire musical notation in the book--creating a total musical instruction packageOffers instruction in a variety of styles--including pop, folk, holiday favorites, and Hawaiian musicFeatures a buying guide for the novice--with tips on purchasing a ukulele plus other necessary accessoriesWith its simple and clear instruction, and inspiration on every page, Ukulele For Dummies will have fans and first-time musicians making beautiful music--as they tiptoe through the tulips--in no time. Note: CD files are available to download after purchasing the e-Book version
Learn everything ukulele--from chord progressions toplaying pop, folk, and holiday favorites--and, yes, evenHawaiian music! The ukulele is hot. The season one finale of Gleefeatured a ukulele. The recent hit song "Hey Soul Sister" by Trainincludes the dulcet tones of a uke. Not to mention the runawaysuccess of the Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain. For anyonewishing to master this fun, surprisingly versatile instrument,Ukulele For Dummies covers all the basics--from chordsand strumming patterns to guidance on finger-picking.The print version of the book includes a CD with audio tracksof the entire musical notation in the book--creating a totalmusical instruction packageOffers instruction in a variety of styles--including pop,folk, holiday favorites, and Hawaiian musicFeatures a buying guide for the novice--with tips onpurchasing a ukulele plus other necessary accessoriesWith its simple and clear instruction, and inspiration on everypage, Ukulele For Dummies will have fans and first-timemusicians making beautiful music--as they tiptoe through thetulips--in no time. Note: CD files are available to download after purchasing thee-Book version
Ultimate Adventures: A Rough Guide to Adventure Travel features 30 different adventure sections. There are adventures for all travellers, including "soft" experiences for those testing their bravery levels and extreme adventures for adrenalin junkies, each rated by physical, psychological, skill and wow factor! Whether your appetite for adrenalin takes you to arctic freezes, ocean depths or sweltering deserts, this book will tell you the how, why and when to plan your ultimate adventure. Written by trekker extraordinaire Gregg Witt, who brings cultural sensitivity and humour, as well as concise practical information. The guide is packed with maps and safety advice and includes information on all the best local guides. Make the most of your time on Earth with this spectacular foray into world adventures.
Jake is depressed and cannot cope with the responsibility as a leader. Moreover, animorphs and their parents are living in isolation in Hork Bajir Colony.
Pam Braun takes "you are what you eat" to a whole new level with an easy-to-use, everyday foods-based Ultimate Anti-Cancer Cookbook. Incorporating sound science, a chef's sensibility, and common sense, this indispensable reference gets tons of use while inspiring well-being with Pam Braun's delicious recipes that are virtuous for your body. Plus, readers learn about nutrition along the way.
The Ultimate Book of Homeschooling Ideas: 500+ Fun and Creative Learning Activities for Kids Ages 3-12by Linda Dobson
Fun and Effective Home Learning Activities for Every Subject As a homeschooling parent, you're always looking for new and creative ways to teach your child the basics. Look no longer! Inside this innovative helper, you'll find kid-tested and parent-approved techniques for learning math, science, writing, history, manners, and more that you can easily adapt to your family's homeschooling needs. And even if you don't homeschool, you'll find this book a great teaching tool outside the classroom. You'll discover fun and educational activities for kids ages 3 to 12, including how to: ·Create maps based on favorite stories, such asTreasure IslandorThe Wizard of Oz ·Make letters out of French fries as an alphabet learning aid ·Explore architecture by building igloos, castles, and bridges with sugar cubes and icing ·Review spelling words by writing them on the sidewalk with chalk ·And many more! This comprehensive collection of tried-and-true--and generally inexpensive--ideas provides the best-of-the-best homeschooling activities that can be done anywhere, anytime, and by anyone.
This ultimate book for the ultimate sports fan extends far beyond classics like tennis and basketball. With the rules of engagement for an outrageous assortment of sports--from jousting and Mongolian wrestling to baseball, cricket, ultimate Frisbee, and caber tossing--this book is a resource and a revelation for sporting types of all stripes. Including extensive sidebars with tips, trivia, and strategy, as well as classic line art and illustrations throughout, this compendium of competitive games is ideal for brushing up on rules and regulations, settling disputes, or finding a new passion.
In this ultimate guide to America's favorite treat, discover old-time classics such as Chocolate Syrup Brownies and Butterscotch Brownies, and new tastes such as Cranberry Brownies and Malt Brownies. For those who prefer blondies, try Peanut Butter Blondies and Jam Swirl Blondies. Short on time? Turn to Bruce's doctored up brownie mix recipes that include innovative ideas for Baked Alaska, Black Forest Cake, and even S'mores.
Jeff Yeager, the man dubbed The Ultimate Cheapskate by Matt Lauer on Today, offers a completely fresh take on personal finance, teaching us how to enjoy life more by spending less. He will show you how to buy less stuff, retire young, and live financially free, while you make a positive difference in people's lives and save the planet along the way. The Ultimate Cheapskate's Road Map to True Riches lays out the practices and principles that have made cheap the new cool. Live within your means at thirty and stay there. The Ultimate Cheapskate was living well on what he earned at thirty, so when he made more money, he saved every penny. Now he is "selfishly" employed, doing work he loves and helping others. Do for yourself what you could have others do for you. Cheapskates are die-hard do-it-yourselfers. It's all about having the right tools, and The Ultimate Cheapskate will get you started. Pinch the dollars and the pennies will pinch themselves. It's not the $3 cup of coffee; it's the big-ticket decisions that determine whether you'll be financially free. So buy a house, not a castle. The Ultimate Cheapskate's Road Map to True Riches promises a quality of life you cannot buy, a sense of satisfaction you cannot fake, and an appreciation for others and for the planet that gives life value. Open your road map and prepare to discover the true joys of financial freedom. "A compelling - and highly entertaining - look at improving both the quality of our lives and the health of our planet by consuming wisely and laughing out loud. " - Carl Pope, Executive Director, Sierra Club "People today think frugality is no fun. Jeff puts the lie to it. I recognize in him my own delight at concocting high joy, low cost solutions to life's challenges. Less doesn't mean deprivation - it means less stress, commuting, illness, loneliness and the other ills of our 'more is better' and 'it's never enough' culture. Enjoy!" - Vicki Robin, co-author of Your Money or Your Life "Jeff Yeager's Ultimate Cheapskate book will not only save you a bunch of money, it'll put a smile on your face while you're doing it. Finally, there's no need to be afraid to face your finances. Jeff explains things in clear, easy-to-understand language all the while showing you how to get the last laugh on your money. " - Gary Foreman, Publisher, The DollarStretcher. com
Built around the four pillars of marketing-metrics, market, message, and media-this comprehensive resource is filled with guidance and advice from an experienced child care business coach and marketing consultant. The Ultimate Child Care Marketing Guide helps child care center directors and family child care owners manage and grow their child care business, find and retain the best customers, and keep their program fully enrolled. Filled with tools, exercises, and case studies, this resource will help early childhood professionals create a marketing plan, analyze strategies, improve customer and staff retention, and more.
Can you ever have enough chocolate? Not Likely!
Have you ever wanted to recreate your favorite cocktail at home? Now you can! The Ultimate Cocktail Encyclopedia has over 5,000 recipes for everything from cobblers to shots and shooters. Whether you are having a party or just looking for a refreshing drink, this encyclopedia is organized to help you choose the perfect cocktail for the right occasion. Complete with cocktail classics, summer specials, holiday drinks, and drinking games, The Ultimate Cocktail Encyclopedia will have everyone in the spirit for the perfect libation.
"People are our most important asset." Every company pays lip service to this platitude, but how many companies really embrace it? People are what sustain-or ruin-your brand. If your people are not excited about the company, indifferent, or even alienated from it, your competitive advantage will disappear.In The Ultimate Competitive Advantage, FranklinCovey experts Shawn D. Moon and Sue Dathe-Douglass lay out the steps leaders can take to tap into their companies' most valuable and unique resource: people.When you promote a company of proactive and engaged employees who create a winning culture, sustain it, leverage it, and make it work no matter what comes your way, your business rises above the rest. From the company that brought you The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, The Ultimate Competitive Advantage offers six highly effective practices that will propel your company to success by unleashing the potential of your people.Each practice in The Ultimate Competitive Advantage is based on fundamental principles that hold true across all industries, from the necessity of being proactive to the importance of building win-win relationships. Implementing these practices is the key to making a distinctive difference in the marketplace.The Ultimate Competitive Advantage will enable your company to achieve remarkable results and become an industry standout by leveraging your most important asset: your people.
450 fantastic cookie recipes, from tried-and-true classics to unbeatable brownies to fabulous favorites that span the globe.Enticing color photos of cookies on every spread.Storage instructions are included for every recipe.Prep, Chill, Bake, and Stand times are highlighted for each recipe.Bonus chapters: Our Holiday Best and Quick Candies.Chapter divider pages include feature text.Full-color baking and decorating guide filled with ingredient information, tips, and techniques from the Better Homes and Gardens Test Kitchen.
Red Stevens was a self-made man who gave his family everything-and ruined them in the process. Now, as his large estate is divided among greedy and self-serving relatives, one member is singled out for something special: So begins a twelve month quest for purpose and meaning in an empty life, as Jason attempts to complete the tasks required to receive Red Stevens' greatest bequest
The process of getting a deer from the field to the dinner plate can seem overwhelming, especially for beginners. Fortunately, this book of expert advice from veteran deer hunter John Weiss, packed with helpful illustrations and step-by-step explanations, makes it simple. Weiss covers everything you need to know to do your own butchering, including field dressing and transporting your deer, and aging and freezing your venison. The Ultimate Guide to Butchering Deer also features instructions on how to grind burger and make sausage links, and even comes with delicious recipes. This truly is a must-read for any aspiring home deer butcher.
With deer hunting advice from a wide variety of experts, including Leonard Lee Rue, John Weiss, Peter Fiduccia, Kathy Etling, Monte Burch, and Hal Blood, The Ultimate Guide to Deer Hunting Skills, Tactics and Techniques starts from the ground up, giving you a greater insight into the senses and habits of deer in order to better understand how to successfully hunt them.With chapters on anatomy, glands, hearing and eyesight, as well as behavior before, during and after the rut, this Ultimate Guide teaches beginners and experts alike how to hunt her any conditions, with bow, rifle, muzzle loader, and shotgun. Specific tactics such as stand hunting, still hunting, stalking, putting on drives, rattling, and using decoys are all covered. There is no better collection of deer hunting knowledge out there that features such a wide range of topics, tips, and tactics than this comprehensive compendium.
Teoti Anderson provides the last word on dog training. The Ultimate Guide to Dog Training is the most comprehensive single volume ever written on the subject and is the one training manual every dog owner needs in his or her home.When it comes to dog-training books, owners can be overwhelmed by choice, with literally thousands of titles available. Finally, the publisher of Dog Fancy magazine has conceived how one book can do the training of thousands-The Ultimate Guide to Dog Training encompasses every topic from the puppy's first lessons and house-training to advance training methods and retraining rescue dogs, rebellious teens, and seniors.Dog trainer and behavior expert Teoti Anderson offers straightforward advice and easy-to-follow instructions for each topic, all based on her success-oriented positive-training methods. From selecting the right training equipment and avoiding common first-time owner mistakes to executing the perfect heel cue and solving complicated behavior issues, The Ultimate Guide to Dog Training will remain an indispensable guide for the dog owner for years to come.INSIDE THIS DOG FANCY BOOK: The basics of dog training: how dogs learn, communication, canine senses Puppy training: house-training, first lessons and basic cues, socialization, manners and life skills Principles of positive-training methods, lures and rewards, and using clickers Obedience school, formal heeling, off-lead training, and the recall Introduction and overview of 35 dog sports and activities, from obedience and agility trials to weight pulls, dock diving, and more 25 favorite tricks plus interactive games for dogs and owners 50 behavioral problems explained and solved Training tips for small and giant dogs and special-needs dogs Resource section of websites, associations, and publications plus a glossary of training terms
In the best book on the art of the blow job, both beginners and experienced oral enthusiasts will find plenty of instruction and inspiration in The Ultimate Guide to Fellatio. Blue delivers details, encouragement, and every tip and trick for better oral sex while dispelling common myths and misunderstandings. In a straightforward and friendly tone, she explains how to make giving head enjoyable for both giver and receiver, how to keep your lipstick perfect, how to deep throat passionately and comfortably, and more. Additional information on positions, lubrication, shaving, anal play, fantasies, and sex toys make this the most well-rounded book on the subject of fellatio. This updated edition includes a foreword by Mary Roach, short erotic stories by Alison Tyler, and a new resource guide of relevant books, DVDs, and websites.
Google processes nearly 6 billion searches every day-making it a powerful advertising medium your business can't afford to ignore. Google AdWords experts Perry Marshall and Bryan Todd, joined by AdWords and analytics specialist Mike Rhodes, present the fundamentals, techniques, tools, and tricks that Google should teach you, but doesn't.This latest edition introduces revised, expanded, and new chapters covering Enhanced Campaigns, Google AdWords Express, and Google's Product Listing Ads, as well as an introduction to Google's Universal Analytics.You'll learn how to:Master Enhanced Campaigns, Google Shopping Campaigns, and Google Analytics Implement flexible bid strategies that keep you on budget Triple traffic with Google's Display Network Profit using local advertising Corner the second largest search engine with YouTube ads Avoid costly mistakes made by most Google advertisers Chisel your way into tough markets Write killer advertising and website copy that gets clicks Determine what is and isn't working with Google's AdWords