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A complete guide to score your highest on the GRE--now with a bonus CD-ROMThe Education Testing Service announced recently that changes to the 2011 GRE test are the most significant updates to the exam to date. The new computer-based test is intended to measure skills that are truly critical to performing well in graduate or business school. GRE For Dummies, Premier 7th Edition with CD-ROM, provides students with an updated study guide for the redesigned GRE, as well as multiple practice tests, including additional content and two additional practice tests on the CD-ROM that are not available in the standard edition of the book. The information included in this revised and expanded Premier edition prepares readers to achieve their maximum score on this challenging exam.Here, you'll get an updated study guide for the newly configured GRE test and three tests that model real GRE questions, plus two additional tests on the CD-ROM. It covers all the sections you'll encounter on the actual exam--verbal reasoning, quantitative reasoning, and analytical writing.An updated test prep guide to the GREStrategies for all the question types on the 2011 examTwo fully revised practice tests and one brand new practice test plus two additional timed tests on the CD-ROM--for a total of 5 practice testsHundreds of practice questions with detailed explanations and walk-throughsEverything you need to know to conquer the three sections of the exam--verbal reasoning, quantitative reasoning, and analytical writing500 vocabulary terms most likely to appear on the test, plus 300 vocabulary flashcards on the CD-ROMWith clear, straight-forward advice and written in an approachable, easy-to-understand manner, GRE For Dummies, Premier 7th Edition with CD-ROM is your ticket to scoring your highest on the new GRE.
Hundreds of realistic practice questions and exercises to prepare you for the verbal portion of the GRE. Kaplan's Verbal Workbook for the GRE, 8th Edition, comprehensively addresses the Verbal Reasoning and Writing sections of the GRE Revised General Test. This workbook is a highly effective way to prepare for the verbal section of the GRE Revised General Test. The most essential information on the GRE from the leader in GRE preparation. Kaplan gives you everything you need to boost your Verbal score on the GRE, including the most effective strategies, comprehensive practice, and tools to conquer every question on Test Day. THIS CUSTOMIZED STUDY PROGRAM INCLUDES: * 6 full-length Verbal Reasoning practice sets * Diagnostic tool for even more targeted Verbal practice * Review of essential skills and concepts, including vocabulary * Key strategies for all Verbal Reasoning question types on the revised GRE * Essay-writing tips and strategies for the Analytical Writing section Kaplan is dedicated to the success of our students. We guarantee students will score higher on the GRE -- or get their money back.
Greasemonkey Hacks is an invaluable compendium 100 ingenious hacks for power users who want to master Greasemonkey, the hot new Firefox extension that allows you to write scripts that alter the web pages you visit. With Greasemonkey, you can create scripts that make a web site more usable, fix rendering bugs that site owners can't be bothered to fix themselves, or add items to a web site's menu bar. You can alter pages so they work better with technologies that speak a web page out loud or convert it to Braille. Greasemonkey gurus can even import, combine, and alter data from different web sites to meet their own specific needs. Greasemonkey has achieved a cult-like following in its short lifespan, but its uses are just beginning to be explored. Let's say you're shopping on an e-commerce site. You can create a script that will automatically display competitive prices for that particular product from other web sites. The possibilities are limited only by your imagination and your Greasemonkey expertise. Greasemonkey Hacks can't help you with the imagination part, but it can provide the expert hacks-complete with the sample code-you need to turn your brainstorms into reality. More than just an essential collection of made-to-order Greasemonkey solutions, Greasemonkey Hacks is crammed with sample code, a Greasemonkey API reference, and a comprehensive list of resources, to ensure that every resource you need is available between its covers. Some people are content to receive information from websites passively; some people want to control it. If you are one of the latter, Greasemonkey Hacks provides all the clever customizations and cutting-edge tips and tools you need to take command of any web page you view.
Todd Strasser's new series is a summer camp reading gross out! Lucas and Justin have snagged jobs as cooks at a camp that's crawling with weirdos. To get revenge on "The Blob", the camp leader, they grind up some roadkill burgers for a meal he'll never forget!
Two intrepid trekkers take on the last great driving challenge and join our nation's fight against petroleum addiction. Is it possible to drive coast-to-coast without stopping at a single gas pump? Journalist Greg Melville is determined to try. With his college buddy Iggy riding shotgun, this green-thinking guy--who's in love with the idea of free fuel--sets out on an enlightening road trip. The quest: to be the first people to drive cross-country in a french-fry car. Will they make it from Vermont to California in a beat-up 1985 Mercedes diesel station wagon powered on vegetable oil collected from restaurant grease dumpsters along the way? More important, can two guys survive 192 consecutive hours together? Their expedition on and off the road includes visits to the solar-powered Google headquarters; the National Ethanol Council; the wind turbines of southwestern Minnesota; the National Renewable Energy Lab; a visit to one of the first houses to receive platinum certification for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED); an "eco-friendly" Wal-Mart; and the world's largest geothermal heating system. Part adventure and part investigation of what we're doing (or not doing) to preserve the planet, "Greasy Rider" is upbeat, funny, and full of surprising information about sustainable measures that are within our reach.
In this contemporary retelling of The Great Gatsby, by comedian Sara Benincasa, a teenage girl becomes entangled in the romance and drama of a Hamptons social circle and is implicated in a scandal that shakes the summer community.When Naomi Rye arrives in the Hamptons to spend the summer with her socialite mother, she fully expects to be miserable mingling with the sons and daughters of her mother's mega-rich friends. Yet Naomi finds herself unexpectedly drawn to her mysterious and beautiful next-door neighbor, Jacinta, a Hamptons "It" girl who throws wild, lavish parties that are the talk of the town. But Jacinta is hiding something big, and events unfold with tragic consequences.
The Vajrayana system of Tibetan Buddhism has many techniques and "skillful means" for clearing away the impurities that prevent us from fully realizing our essential enlightenment, our Buddha nature. One of the most powerful Vajrayana practices is drubchen, an intensive traditional form of meditation retreat that lasts for about 10 days, during which practitioners recite prayers and the drubchen mantra in shifts for twenty-four hours continuously throughout the period of the retreat. The tradition for practicing drubchen ceremonies has been continued in an unbroken lineage until the present day; the late master Tulku Urgyen Rinpoche revived this tradition at his seat in Nepal, the Ka-Nying Shedrub Ling Monastery, where the drubchen is performed every spring with hundreds of lamas, monks, and lay people in attendance.In Great Accomplishment, modern masters such as Tulku Urgyen Rinpoche and Orgyen Topgyal Rinpoche offer perspectives on this rigorous practice. Tibetan teachers often draw an analogy between our enlightened essence and pure gold; if our natures were made of brass, we could spend lifetimes polishing and cleaning them but the base metal would never turn into gold. However, since we already have a divine nature, if we engage in Vajrayana practice, which acts like an alchemical polish, we can realize what we actually are and discover our higher possibilities. The effect of drubchen is multiplied when many people participate in a drubchen ceremony; then many enlightened essences are gathered together in one place, and spiritual practice in such conditions will be more effective than practicing alone. Circumstances will be perfect if we recognize and realize our enlightened essence, but even if we do not, just by taking part in the ceremony we can receive great benefit.Great Accomplishment offers detailed explanations of these practices and the underlying theories that they are based upon. It gives hands-on advice on the meaning, the application, and the profound results of working together with other practitioners to accomplish the goal of taming our minds and benefiting others. From the most esoteric to the subtlest of practical details, masters Tulku Urgyen Rinpoche, Orgyen Topgyal Rinpoche, and Lama Putse give a complete guide to this hidden treasure.
The Vajrayana system of Tibetan Buddhism has many techniques, few difficulties and is meant for people of higher capabilities. Because each of us possesses the enlightened essence, when many people participate in a great accomplishment practice, then many enlightened essences are gathered together in one place. Hence, practice will be more effective. If we have recognized and realized our enlightened essence, then circumstances will be perfect. Even if we have not, if we participate in the practice and stay within the environment, there will be great benefit.The Vajrayana system has many techniques and skillful means for clearing away the impurities that prevent us from fully realizing our buddha nature. If we weren't already endowed with this pure gold, the buddha nature, but instead possessed mere brass, we could polish and clean as much as possible, but the brass would never turn into gold. Nevertheless, since we already have a divine nature, then if we engage in the development, recitation and completion stage practices, which act like a polish, we can realize what we actually are.The Great Accomplishment book offers detailed explanations of these practices and the underlying theories from which they derive. It gives hands on advice on the meaning, the application and the profound results of working together with other practitioners to accomplish the goal of taming our minds and benefiting others. From the most esoteric to the subtlest of practical details, these three masters, Tulku Urgyen Rinpoche, Orgyen Topgyal Rinpoche and Lama Putsi give a complete guidance manual on this hidden treasure.
It is vital for actors to understand how their craft evolved and in what tradition they stand. A global understanding of the past and present orients one better towards the future. It is important to know that realism in acting came as a reaction to the falseness that had gone before. Knowing this, one can anticipate that realism too will be overthrown in its turn. For example, in many private studios and at universities today, body training and mask work is in the ascendancy. Making one's way through the maze of actor training is a daunting task. This book is designed to help you understand the most important ideas about acting, where they came from, and how they are used in training programs today. With this knowledge, you will be prepared to make wise choices about your own path through this rewarding, frustrating, astonishing art.
This is the second book in Jeff Corwin's young middle-grade fiction series, which shows kids that no matter where you live, you can have fun discovering the plants, animals, and natural life around you. .
From Adrienne Staff and Sally Goldenbaum comes the story of a small-town girl who shows a high-powered bachelor that some things in life are more important than the perfect deal. Cathy Stephenson moves from rural Indiana to Florida seeking a new start in paradise. Shortly after she arrives, however, a car accident plunges Cathy into the ocean. Luckily a gorgeous, dark-haired stranger--who just so happens to be America's most eligible bachelor, according to Time magazine--saves her from a watery demise, kick-starting a romantic journey that changes Cathy's life forever. Michael Winters is an intense workaholic with no time for love and affection. Even after he plucks a beautiful damsel in distress from the ocean and onto his yacht, Michael has no intention of slowing down. He must make an important meeting in the Caribbean--whether the naive girl from the Midwest likes it or not. But when a sudden storm maroons the mismatched pair on a desert island and forces them to take a breather, Cathy teaches Michael that pleasure can indeed come before business. Now he'll need all of his boardroom skills to negotiate a way to keep her in his life. Includes a special message from the editor, as well as excerpts from other Loveswept titles.
You may not realize it, but you helped pay for a $10million, fourteen-month government "investigation" of the housing collapse.Only your $10 million didn't buy much, and it certainly didn't buy truth; anyhope of that went out the window on day one.The congressionally appointed panel--made up primarily ofanti-market, historic revisionists--managed to shift the blame away fromWashington and onto mortgage lenders and "greedy" Wall Street executives, whileprotecting the real culprits at the core of the crisis: POLITICIANS LIKETHEMSELVES.It's not about Democrat or Republican, left or right, blackor white. It's about the usual suspects--money and power and the people who usegovernment to manipulate them for private advantage.The Great AmericanBank Robbery maps out in detail exactly how Washington social engineers andtheir accomplices reshaped banking regulations and housing policies and guttedtime-tested underwriting standards that led to the worst financial calamity sincethe 1930s, one that has robbed American households of $14 trillion in networth.And they're not done yet . . .
This terrifying anthology contains some of the best in American ghost stories, from some of the best American short fiction writers. Contents: Double Vision (Mary Higgins Clark); This Is Death (Donald E. Westlake); Pretty Maggie Moneyeyes (Harlan Ellison); Little Jimmy (Lester del Rey); Poor Little Saturday (Madeleine L'Engle); On 202 (Jeff Hecht); Ransom Cowl Walks the Road (Nancy Varian Berberick); School for the Unspeakable (Manly Wade Wellman); The Stormsong Runner (Jack L. Chalker); Harry's Ghost (Talmage Powell); Herbert West--Reanimator (H. P. Lovecraft); Caller in the Night (Burton Kline); Professor Kate (Margaret St. Clair); The Guns of William Longley (Donald Hamilton); Clay-Shuttered Doors (Helen R. Hull); The Stranger (Ambrose Bierce); Night-Side (Joyce Carol Oates); Drawer 14 (Talmage Powell); The Jest of Warburg Tantavul (Seabury Quinn); One of the Dead (William Wood); Emmett (Dahlov Ipcar); Night Court (Mary Elizabeth Counselman); The Boarded Window (Ambrose Bierce); The Ghosts of Steamboat Coulee (Arthur J. Burks); He Walked By Day (Julius Long); The Phantom Farmhouse (Seabury Quinn); Stillwater, 1896 (Michael Cassutt); Ride the Thunder (Jack Cady); The Resting Place (Oliver LaFarge).
Clinical studies show that cardiovascular intervention does not prevent heart attacks or prolong life in stable patients with coronary artery disease . . . so why are more than 1.5 million angioplasties and coronary bypass surgeries done annually in the United States alone? In The Great American Heart Hoax, esteemed cardiologist Michael Ozner, author of The Miami Mediterranean Diet, reveals groundbreaking truths about what actually helps prevent and reverse heart disease and what isn't worth the money or risk. Discover disturbing realities from a cardiologist about the billion-dollar cardiovascular intervention industry. While a minority of patients may benefit from surgery, Ozner uncovers that the majority can employ much simpler methods, such as diet, exercise and medical therapy, to achieve better results-without stents or surgery. Most important, The Great American Heart Hoax provides a 10-step program to improve your heart health and reduce your risk of heart disease.
THINK YOU KNOW YOUR AMERICANA? WITH THIS BOOK, YOU WILL!<P>The Great American History Quiz is the popular show on The History Channel that's also a great, entertaining way to learn about our country's history. Filled with celebrities, it tests viewers on facts from the basic to the arcane -- and sometimes both at once! Now, based on this national treasure of a quiz show, comes a book that's just as fun, challenging, and quirky. Featuring questions from the program (and new brainteasers as well), THE GREAT AMERICAN HISTORY QUIZ will have you burning those gray cells and wishing learning had been this much fun in school!<P>TRY THESE CONUNDRUMS ON FOR SIZE: <P>1. The U. S. declared its independence on July 4, 1776. True or False?<P>2. During WWI, Harry Houdini taught American soldiers which of the following tricks? How to (a) catch a bullet in their teeth, (b) survive underwater, or (c) escape from handcuffs. <P>3. Who was the first sitting (or rather traveling) president to voyage outside the continental U. S. ?<P>The answers may not be what you think. Guess away!
SURGEON GENERAL'S WARNING: Falling for the Marlboro Man marketing and sleazy takedown tactics of the Republican Party can be hazardous to the health of this nation! Ever since the cowboy image of Ronald Reagan was sold to Americans, the Republican Party has used the same John Wayne imagery to support its candidates and take elections. We all know how they govern, but the right-wing propaganda machine is very adept at hijacking debate and marketing their candidates as effectively as the Marlboro Man. For example: Myth: The Republican nominee is an upstanding, regular guy who shares the values of the common man. Reality: He divorced his first wife in order to marry a young multimillionaire heiress whose family then funded his political career. Myth: Republicans are strong on defense and will keep us safe. Reality: They prey on fears, and their endless wars make America far less secure. Myth: Republicans are the party of fiscal restraint and small, limited government. Reality: Soaring deficits, unchecked presidential power, and an increasingly invasive surveillance state are par for their course. "Intelligent, insightful. " --Daily Kos "Glenn Greenwald has done it again. " --Alan Colmes "Glenn Greenwald is a treasure. " --BuzzFlash
You're a rider. . . an independent spirit who's reluctant to follow someonelse's road map. But there are millions of miles of road to travel, and youould spend months searching for the best ones. Don't waste your valuablewo-wheeled vacation on ordinary routes. Instead, let Gary McKechnie be youruide. He's spent years exploring the nation by bike, and he gives you hisop 20 rides, from the rocky New England coast to the wide-open West. In thisetailed update of his best-selling guide, McKechnie includes: tips on siderips, scenic stops, and watering holes; advice on packing, equipment, roadonditions, rider-friendly attractions, and lists of conveniently-locatedotorcycle shops along the routes; and, on-the-road photographs andand-drawn maps.
Word Smith, who plans to write the "Great American Novel" and also to tell the tragic and hilarious story of the Ruppert Mundys - the only homeless baseball team ever to play in the big league, who have disappeared from all official histories.
A prose poem is a poem written in prose rather than verse. But what does that really mean? Is it an indefinable hybrid? An anomaly in the history of poetry? Are the very words "prose poem" an oxymoron? This groundbreaking anthology edited by celebrated poet David Lehman, editor of The Best American Poetry series, traces the form in all its dazzling variety from Poe and Emerson to Auden and Ashbery and on, right up to the present. In his brilliant and lucid introduction, Lehman explains that a prose poem can make use of all the strategies and tactics of poetry, but works in sentences rather than lines. He also summarizes the prose poem's French heritage, its history in the United States, and the salient differences between verse and prose. Arranged chronologically to allow readers to trace the gradual development of this hybrid genre, the poems anthologized here include important works from such masters of American literature as Gertrude Stein, William Carlos Williams, e. e. cummings, Hart Crane, Ernest Hemingway, James Schuyler, Allen Ginsberg, Frank O'Hara, and Elizabeth Bishop. Contemporary mainstays and emerging poets -- Robert Bly, John Ashbery, Charles Simic, Billy Collins, Russell Edson, James Tate, Anne Carson, Yusef Komunyakaa, and Lydia Davis, among them -- are represented with their best work in the field. The prose poem is beginning to enjoy a tremendous upswing in popularity. Readers of this marvelous collection, a must-have for anyone interested in the current state of the art, will learn why.
Although America's universities have become the envy of the world for their creative energy and their production of transformative knowledge, few understand how and why they have become preeminent. This groundbreaking book traces the origins and the evolution of our great universities. It shows how they grew out of sleepy colleges at the turn of the twentieth century into powerful institutions that continue to generate new industries and advance our standard of living. Far from inevitable, this transformation was enabled by a highly competitive system that invested public tax dollars in university research and students while granting universities substantial autonomy.Today, America's universities face considerable threats. Even greater than foreign competition are the threats from within the United States. Under the Bush administration, government increasingly imposed ideological constraints on the freedom of academic inquiry. Restrictive visa policies instituted after 9/11 continue to discourage talented foreign graduate students from training in the United States. The international financial crisis, which has depleted university endowments and state investments in higher education, threatens the vitality of some of our greatest institutions of higher learning. In order to sustain and enhance the American tradition of excellence, we must nurture this powerful--yet underappreciated--national resource.
This book is a guide for tracing one's ancestors via various means. An appendix describes how to use a number of available government resources.
Great Ancient China Projects You Can Build Yourself explores the incredible ingenuity and history of ancient China with 25 hands-on projects for readers ages 9 and up. Great Ancient China Projects covers topics from porcelain pottery, paper, gunpowder, and dynasties, to martial arts, medicinal healers, jade carvers, and terracotta warriors. With step-by-step activities, kids will learn how to construct a house with proper feng shui and create a simple Chinese hanging compass. Historical facts and anecdotes, biographies, and fascinating trivia support the fun projects and teach kids about this innovative society and its continued influence on modern culture.
From reed boats, papyrus, and amulets, to pyramids, pharaohs, and mummies, Great Ancient Egypt Projects You Can Build Yourself explores the fascinating lives of ancient Egyptians through more than25 hands-on building projects and activities. Great Ancient Egypt Projects You Can Build Yourself gives readers today a chance to experience how the ancient Egyptians lived, cooked, worked, worshipped, entertained themselves, and interacted with their neighbors through building projects that use common household supplies.Detailed step-by-step instructions, diagrams, and templates for creating each project are combined with historical facts and anecdotes, biographies, and trivia for the real-life models of each project. Together they give kids a first-hand look at daily life in ancient Egypt.
(back of book) An original and eye-opening history of our national origins, A Great and Godly Adventure is peppered with delightful and unexpected insights. Godfrey Hodgson sheds new light on the radicalism of the so-called Pilgrims, the financing of their trip, the state of the Indian tribes that they encountered, and the reasons they probably didn't land on the rock. The Thanksgiving traditions that Hodgson suggests are in fact not traditional at all include the idea that the first Thanksgiving was celebrated with turkey (the Pilgrims' muskets were unlikely to fire fast enough to kill one of the birds), or cranberry sauce (there was no sugar). Indeed, the settlers-who probably didn't think of themselves as Pilgrims and were certainly not revolutionaries against their king- had little to be thankful for: they were lucky not to be wiped out during their first winter.
The Great and Holy War offers the first look at how religion created and prolonged the First World War. At the one-hundredth anniversary of the outbreak of the war, historian Philip Jenkins reveals the powerful religious dimensions of this modern-day crusade, a period that marked a traumatic crisis for Western civilization, with effects that echoed throughout the rest of the twentieth century.The war was fought by the world's leading Christian nations, who presented the conflict as a holy war. Thanks to the emergence of modern media, a steady stream of patriotic and militaristic rhetoric was given to an unprecedented audience, using language that spoke of holy war and crusade, of apocalypse and Armageddon. But this rhetoric was not mere state propaganda. Jenkins reveals how the widespread belief in angels and apparitions, visions and the supernatural, was a driving force throughout the war and shaped all three of the Abra-hamic religions--Christianity, Judaism, and Islam--paving the way for modern views of religion and violence. The disappointed hopes and moral compromises that followed the war also shaped the political climate of the rest of the century, giving rise to such phenomena as Nazism, totalitarianism, and communism.Connecting numerous remarkable incidents and characters--from Karl Barth to Carl Jung, the Christmas Truce to the Armenian Genocide--Jenkins creates a powerful and persuasive narrative that brings together global politics, history, and spiritual crisis as never before and shows how religion informed and motivated circumstances on all sides of the war.