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From Backpacks To Suitcases

Author : Kathy Piper
ISBN : 0228811945
Genre : Travel
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Just retired? Seize the opportunity to travel to Asian countries. Highly affordable when collecting air miles on your VISA or other card. Cheaper by far than many areas of the world but also very safe. English language is widely spoken (an extra bonus). Don't let your good, healthy years slip by without exploring this dynamic corner of the world. Seniors rank at the top over there and you are not ready for that rocking chair yet!
Category: Travel

Coloring Book Bags

Author : Jacobien Beeker
ISBN : 168913822X
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Coloring Book Bags. * Each coloring page is printed single sided to avoid bleed through * Two color test pages at the back of the book * 30 coloring pages, 120 images of bags

Understanding Global Cultures

Author : Martin J. Gannon
ISBN : 9781483340067
Genre : Business & Economics
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In the fully updated Sixth Edition of Understanding Global Cultures: Metaphorical Journeys Through 34 Nations, Clusters of Nations, Continents, and Diversity, authors Martin J. Gannon and Rajnandini Pillai present the cultural metaphor as a method for understanding the cultural mindsets of individual nations, clusters of nations, continents, and diversity in each nation. A cultural metaphor is any activity, phenomenon, or institution that members of a given culture consider important and with which they identify emotionally and/or cognitively, such as the Japanese garden and American football. This cultural metaphoric approach identifies three to eight unique or distinctive features of each cultural metaphor and then discusses 34 national cultures in terms of these features. The book demonstrates how metaphors are guidelines to help outsiders quickly understand what members of a culture consider important.
Category: Business & Economics

Schedule B

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ISBN : UOM:39015084683203
Genre : Commercial products
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Includes changes entitled Public bulletin.
Category: Commercial products

The Prepper S Complete Book Of Disaster Readiness

Author : Jim Cobb
ISBN : 9781612432595
Genre : Reference
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PREPARE. SURVIVE. THRIVE. Is your survival plan complete from A to Z? Are you truly 100 percent prepared? Because if you overlook one vital area, fail to stock one critical supply or underestimate one potential danger, your whole plan could come crashing down. The Prepper’s Complete Book of Disaster Readiness guarantees you won’t miss a thing as you prepare for the most important moment in your life. This bible of prepping shows each and every life-saving step necessary to keep your family alive and well when the world around you is in chaos, including how to: • Efficiently store water and acquire additional fresh water after a collapse • Build a shelf-stable food stock and supplement it by harvesting edible wild plants • Strengthen the security of your home as well as have a back-up bug-out plan • Treat illness and stay healthy when there are no doctors or hospitals • Build a safe and secure survival retreat that allows for long-term off-the-grid living
Category: Reference

Global Cultures

Author : Richard Brooks
ISBN : 9781468937084
Genre : Travel
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This book documents my travels through 47 countries and 149 cities over 3 years, written from a typical “Westerner’s” perspective highlighting the curious, funny, and idiosyncratic social and cultural differences that make the world such a fascinating place to explore and live in. Written experientially, this book is a colorful and entertaining learning tool, providing unique (and at times humorous), social commentary on the politics, economics, culture and religion that make up the fabric of the world we live in. The book as chronicled sequentially through my travel log emails over a 3 year period follows a non-predetermined path that was part instinct, part recommendation by knowledgeable people encountered along the way, across the world complete with photographs. This book promises to be a delightful and enlightening experience for anyone fascinated by the stark differences that can sometimes result from something as arbitrary as a political line on a piece of paper.
Category: Travel


Author : Maya Van Wagenen
ISBN : 9780698153417
Genre : Young Adult Nonfiction
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New York Times Bestseller A breakout teen author explores the true meaning of popularity and how to survive middle school in this hysterically funny, touchingly honest contemporary memoir. “I was inspired by [Maya's] journey and made a point of saving a copy of ‘Popular’ for my sister, who starts middle school this fall. Maybe if I had read it when I was her age, it could have saved me from a world of hurt, or at least put that world in perspective.” —Maude Apatow, New York Times Book Review Can curlers, girdles, Vaseline, and a strand of pearls help a shy girl become popular? Maya Van Wagenen is about to find out. Stuck near the bottom of the social ladder at “pretty much the lowest level of people at school who aren’t paid to be here,” Maya has never been popular. But before starting eighth grade, she decides to begin a unique social experiment: spend the school year following a 1950s popularity guide, written by former teen model Betty Cornell. The real-life results are hilarious, painful, and filled with unexpected surprises. Told with humor and grace, Maya’s journey offers readers of all ages a thoroughly contemporary example of kindness and self-confidence, along with a better understanding of what it means to be popular.
Category: Young Adult Nonfiction

Living It Up

Author : James B. Twitchell
ISBN : 9780231500562
Genre : Social Science
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Economic downturns and terrorist attacks notwithstanding, America's love affair with luxury continues unabated. Over the last several years, luxury spending in the United States has been growing four times faster than overall spending. It has been characterized by political leaders as vital to the health of the American economy as a whole, even as an act of patriotism. Accordingly, indices of consumer confidence and purchasing seem unaffected by recession. This necessary consumption of unnecessary items and services is going on at all but the lowest layers of society: J.C. Penney now offers day spa treatments; Kmart sells cashmere bedspreads. So many products are claiming luxury status today that the credibility of the category itself is strained: for example, the name "pashmina" had to be invented to top mere cashmere. We see luxury everywhere: in storefronts, advertisements, even in the workings of our imaginations. But what is it? How is it manufactured on the factory floor and in the minds of consumers? Who cares about it and who buys it? And how concerned should we be that luxuries are commanding a larger and larger percentage of both our disposable income and our aspirations? Trolling the upscale malls of America, making his way toward the Mecca of Las Vegas, James B. Twitchell comes to some remarkable conclusions. The democratization of luxury, he contends, has been the single most important marketing phenomenon of our times. In the pages of Living It Up, Twitchell commits the academic heresy of paying respect to popular luxury consumption as a force that has united the country and the globe in a way that no war, movement, or ideology ever has. What's more, he claims, the shopping experience for Americans today has its roots in the spiritual, the religious, and the transcendent. Deft and subtle writing, audacious ideas, and a fine sense of humor inform this entertaining and insightful book.
Category: Social Science

My Heart Is An Idiot

Author : Davy Rothbart
ISBN : 9781466802469
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Davy Rothbart is looking for love in all the wrong places. Constantly. He falls helplessly in love with pretty much every girl he meets—and rarely is the feeling reciprocated. Time after time, he hops in a car and tears across half of America with his heart on his sleeve. He's continually coming up with outrageous schemes, which he always manages to pull off. Well, almost always. But even when things don't work out, Rothbart finds meaning and humor in every moment. Whether it's humiliating a scammer who takes money from aspiring writers or playing harmless (but side-splitting) goofs on his deaf mother, nothing and no one is off-limits. But as much as Rothbart is a tragically lovable, irresistibly brokenhearted hero, it's his prose that's the star of the book. In the tradition of David Sedaris and Sloane Crosley but going places very much his own, his essays show how things that are seemingly so wrong can be so, so right.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

The One From The Other

Author : Philip Kerr
ISBN : 144065767X
Genre : Fiction
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In the fourth mystery in Philip Kerr's New York Times bestselling series, Bernie Gunther—a former policeman and reluctant SS offier—attempts to start over in the aftermath of World War 2 and quickly learns that the past is never far behind you... Berlin, 1949. Amid the chaos of defeat, Germany is a place of dirty deals, rampant greed, and fleeing Nazis. For Bernie Gunther, Berlin has become far too dangerous. After being forced to serve in the SS in the killing fields of Ukraine, Bernie has moved to Munich to reestablish himself as a private investigator. Business is slow and his funds are dwindling when a woman hires him to investigate her husband's disappearance. No, she doesn't want him back—he's a war criminal. She merely wants confirmation that he is dead. It's a simple job, but in postwar Germany, nothing is simple—nothing is what it appears to be. Accepting the case, Bernie takes on far more than he'd bargained for, and before long, he is on the run, facing enemies from every side.
Category: Fiction

Balaam S Prophecy

Author : Naphtali Lau-Lavie
ISBN : 0845348604
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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"Balaam's Prophecy is a personal account of Jewish history in the years 1939-89. Written by Ambassador Naphtali Lau-Lavie, journalist and diplomat, who survived the horrors of Nazi concentration camps and later became a leading personality in the government of Israel, this book reflects upon major historic events during the second half of this century as experienced by the author." "Lavie reveals epics of modern Jewish history. As an eyewitness to the decision-making process of the leadership in Israel in the years 1970-85, he describes fascinating occurrences in the Israeli struggle for existence and fateful decisions during the Yom Kippur War of 1973, as well as decisive moves at the time of negotiations with Egypt and the United States for peace, an agreement for which was finally signed in March 1979 on the lawn of the White House in Washington, D.C." "With his experience as Consul-General of Israel in New York, as emissary of the Jewish State to the largest Jewish diaspora, the author analyzes the ambivalent relationship between the Israelis and the Jewish minorities abroad. Because of his unique experience, he is able to examine the real difference between the two communities and their diverse agendas. In the author's opinion, they are not one community, as some portray themselves, and their respective realities indicate that they never will be."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Seductive Delusions

Author : Jill Grimes
ISBN : 9780801890666
Genre : Health & Fitness
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Anyone can catch a sexually transmitted disease. STDs are widespread in all walks of life, regardless of gender, race, social status, or education. Seduced into complacency by the notion that "it can’t happen to me," many sexually active teens and young adults are stunned when they are diagnosed with an STD. To drive home the risks and realities of unprotected sex, Dr. Jill Grimes narrates real-life stories of young people infected with STDs. The accounts of these young men and women, and their exam-room conversations with their doctors, evoke both the physical symptoms and the emotional reactions that can accompany infection. Dr. Grimes introduces each disease with a pair of stories that capture the distinct experiences of a man and a woman, in the process allowing readers to identify and empathize with such patients. The stories are followed by an information section that provides medical facts and answers to frequently asked questions about symptoms, treatment, and prevention. Whether reading the book from cover to cover or jumping directly to a specific disease, readers will relate to the dramatic stories while learning medically reliable information to help them make decisions about life and love. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently reported that one in four teenage girls in the United States has a sexually transmitted disease. Seductive Delusions reveals what physicians across America see every day. Anyone who is sexually active is at risk and needs to read this book. -- Linda Carlson
Category: Health & Fitness

Joey Green S Cleaning Magic

Author : Joey Green
ISBN : 9781605291017
Genre : House & Home
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From the guru of discovering extraordinary uses for brand-name products come brand-new ways to make cleaning, organizing, and decluttering quick, easy, and a lot more fun The public is endlessly fascinated by quirky and offbeat uses for their favorite products and, this time around, Joey Green tackles household chores with his pantry full of cleaning power. Green's easy and effortless tips and tricks show how to scrub, deodorize, shine, and remove stains with products already in the house. While Green's suggestions may sound implausible, they are, in fact, highly effective. Most products on the market today are a complex mix of lubricants, abrasives, and cleansers, giving these brand-name products plenty of power to clean, dissolve, and fix in the most unexpected ways. Joey Green's Cleaning Magic offers clever ways to make household items do double duty, like using a slice of Wonder Bread to clean up tiny shards of glass from a kitchen floor—just pat it flat against the floor and toss it away—and wiping away the gunk from the bottom of an iron with Purell. This practical, useful, funny, and entertaining volume includes thousands of incredibly simple ways to clean up every room (and dusty corner) in the house.
Category: House & Home

Odds Against Tomorrow

Author : Nathaniel Rich
ISBN : 9781466836754
Genre : Fiction
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NEW YORK CITY, the near future: Mitchell Zukor, a gifted young mathematician, is hired by a mysterious new financial consulting firm, FutureWorld. The business operates out of a cavernous office in the Empire State Building; Mitchell is employee number two. He is asked to calculate worst-case scenarios in the most intricate detail, and his schemes are sold to corporations to indemnify them against any future disasters. This is the cutting edge of corporate irresponsibility, and business is booming. As Mitchell immerses himself in the mathematics of catastrophe—ecological collapse, global war, natural disasters—he becomes obsessed by a culture's fears. Yet he also loses touch with his last connection to reality: Elsa Bruner, a friend with her own apocalyptic secret, who has started a commune in Maine. Then, just as Mitchell's predictions reach a nightmarish crescendo, an actual worst-case scenario overtakes Manhattan. Mitchell realizes he is uniquely prepared to profit. But at what cost? At once an all-too-plausible literary thriller, an unexpected love story, and a philosophically searching inquiry into the nature of fear, Nathaniel Rich's Odds Against Tomorrow poses the ultimate questions of imagination and civilization. The future is not quite what it used to be. An NPR Best Book of 2013
Category: Fiction

Calliope S Diary

Author : Martha Gillis
ISBN : 9781465325471
Genre : Fiction
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Heres something different for your book club * A novel * The characters journals * Your journal Time to move beyond blank journal pages Calliopes Diary offers a personal journal full of ideas and questions designed to lead you to philosophize, organize, energize and ponder Calliopes Diary also tells the tales of the lives, labors and loves or interesting, modern women. Read their stories. Read their diaries and then add to this new and different type of journal. Its flirtation infidelity! Calliope declares after discovering that Mr. Amorous-Guy-at-Work has a girlfriend. Calli, as Calliope is informally called, shares her angst with her friend Clary as they alternately chit-chat and process their thoughts in their diaries. Calli is happily distracted by Clarys journal that organizes all aspects of her busy life. In Calliopes Diary, Calli connects with her seven closest friends who express their ideas and process their emotions with the help of their journals. Their other-than-blank journal pages: 1)Organize our thoughts and goals--in business ledger-inspired pages 2)Offer an opportunity to vent frustrationson pages with questions designed to pull forth the readers' feelings 3)Lead readers to discover what they are made ofby diagramming where they have been through the use of time lines and historical contexts 4)Assist journalers in further defining who they arethrough the use of lists of the readers' favorite things 5)Encourage us to be gratefulwith the help of calendar pages inviting reflections on thanks and manifesting 6)Focus our powerby using a series of tools both to define challenges and overcome 7)Help us determine life directionon divided pages that welcome both the ideas of the journal owner as well as the musings of a fellow diarist 8)Provide a place to reflect upon our beliefs--in a manifesto-type section that asks the reader to define her beliefs.
Category: Fiction