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Harry Potter - The Unofficial Guide to the Collectibles of Our Favorite Wizard
by Eric Bradley
Pub Date 03 Oct 2017
Since 1997 with the publication of the first book, Harry Potter has cast a spell over millions of Muggles around the world--not the least of all bewitched collectors. Harry Potter: The Unofficial Guide to the Collectibles of Our Favorite Wizard conjures rare, extraordinary and magical treasures sprung from the Potter books and...
The Family Tree Cemetery Field Guide
How to Find, Record, and Preserve Your Ancestor's Grave
by Joy Neighbors
Pub Date 20 Oct 2017
Not all research can be done from home--sometimes you have to head into the field. Cemeteries are crucial for any genealogist's search, and this book will show you how to search for and analyze your ancestors' graves. Discover tools for locating tombstones, tips for traipsing through cemeteries, an at-a-glance guide to frequently used gravestone icons, and...
Writing & Selling Short Stories & Personal Essays
The Essential Guide to Getting Your Work Published
by Windy Lynn Harris
Pub Date 19 Sep 2017
Write It Short, Sell It Now
Short stories and personal essays have never been hotter--or more crucial for a successful writing career. Earning bylines in magazines and literary journals is a terrific way to get noticed and earn future opportunities in both short- and long-form writing.
Writing & Selling Short Stories & Personal Essays capitalizes on the...
Damn Fine Story
Mastering the Tools of a Powerful Narrative
by Chuck Wendig
Pub Date 18 Oct 2017
Hook Your Audience with Unforgettable Storytelling!
What do Luke Skywalker, John McClane, and a lonely dog on Ho'okipa Beach have in common?
Simply put, we care about them.
Great storytelling is making readers care about your characters, the choices they make, and what happens to them. It's making your audience feel the tension and emotion of a situation right...
The Forgotten Army that Saved the Allies in WWII
by Gary Neeleman and Rose Neeleman
Pub Date 28 May 2017
The Rubber Soldiers were an army of 55,000 men from the Brazilian northeast, who were sent to the Amazon basin to harvest rubber for the Allied War effort under an agreement between Brazil and the US. Approximately 26,000 of these men died in the Amazon of malaria, yellow fever, and other jungle afflictions. Many of the original tappers are still...
Stone Fox Bride
Love, Lust, and Wedding Planning for the Wild at Heart
by Molly Rosen Guy
Pub Date 05 Dec 2017
Molly Rosen Guy founded the brand Stone Fox Bride as an alternative to outdated, plastic-princess wedding culture. Her stylish and subversive approach is being embraced by creative, modern brides who believe...
101 Things I Learned in Engineering School
by Matthew Frederick, John Kuprenas
Pub Date 03 Apr 2018
An experienced civil engineer presents the physics and fundamentals underlying the many fields of engineering. Far from a dry...
101 Things I Learned in Advertising School
by Matthew Frederick, Tracy Arrington
Pub Date 03 Apr 2018
The advertising industry is fast paced and confusing, and so is advertising school. This installment in the 101 Things I Learned® series is...
Natural Wonders of the World
Pub Date 03 Oct 2017
Discover Earth's most beautiful and fascinating natural landmarks. From the spectacular granite domes of Yosemite to the reefs of the Bahama Banks and the ice sheets of the Antarctic, this is an unparalleled survey of the world's natural treasures.
From the Rocky Mountains to the Great barrier Reef and everything in between, Natural Wonders of the World...
The House of Fiction
From Pemberley to Brideshead, Great British Houses in Literature and Life
by Phyllis Richardson
Pub Date 27 Jul 2017
Houses in literature have captured readers’ imaginations for centuries, from Gothic castles to Georgian stately homes, Bloomsbury townhouses and high-rise penthouses. Step on to a tour of real and imagined houses that great English writers have used to reflect the themes of their novels… houses that became like characters themselves, embodiments of the...
Unshakeable Trust Study Guide
Find the Joy of Trusting God at All Times, in All Things!
by Joyce Meyer
Pub Date 12 Sep 2017
In this companion study guide to UNSHAKEABLE TRUST, New York Times bestselling author Joyce Meyer explores a life lived in complete and total dependence on God. Drawing on her own experiences and inspiration from the Word of God, Joyce makes the case that in every area of your life--spiritually, relationally, emotionally, financially--you can trust that...
Questions That Will Make You Think Again
by Sarah Herman
Pub Date 01 Sep 2017
Why do elephants have such big ears? What's the difference between fog and mist? Who invented sliced bread? Be the smartest slacker in the break room, the brainiest guest at the wedding, and the cleverest cat at the cocktail party. Whether you're trying to impress your friends, or simply in need of a knowledge fix, Who Knew? is the book for you. Filled with...
Mushrooms of the Georgia Piedmont and Southern Appalachians
by Mary L.Woehrel, William H. Light
Pub Date 01 Nov 2017
This well-organized reference guide to wild mushrooms will aid professional mycologists, students, and mushroom enthusiasts alike with its accurate and detailed identification tools. It provides nomenclaturally and scientifically accurate accounts of the unusually wide range of mushrooms in the Southeast, from northerly species found in North Georgia and...
You're Hired! Graduate Career Handbook
Maximise your employability and get a graduate job
by Tristram Hooley & Korin Grant
Pub Date 01 Sep 2017
You’re Hired! Graduate Career Handbook is the complete guide to career planning and job hunting for students and graduates, offering vital guidance on how to discover your potential, maximise your employability, and kick-start your career.
The book is organised in simple chapters designed to help you address the various issues you experience as you move...
Storytelling for Pantsers
How to Write and Revise Your Novel Without an Outline
by Annalisa Parent
Pub Date 01 Oct 2017
Are you a fly-by-the-seat-of-your-pants writer? Hungry for a book that shows you how to write and revise your novel without an outline?
Discover the secret sauce to help those of us seat-flyers get at least some grounding in what we do, and to find and use a system in the chaos that is pantsing.
This book is for you if you:
• Are still on chapter one - You...
Insurance Made Easy
A Comprehensive Roadmap to the Coverage You Need
by Tony Steuer
Pub Date 15 Aug 2017
Insurance can be confusing and expensive, but it’s also necessary protection from risk. To alleviate that confusion, Tony Steuer has created a comprehensive guide to insurance—from how to calculate your ideal level of coverage to avoiding fraud—using the familiar metaphor of professional football. Your agents act as your coaching team, and each type of...
Random Illustrated Facts
A Collection of Curious, Weird, and Totally Not Boring Things to Know
by Mike Lowery
Pub Date 31 Oct 2017
Did you know that Napoleon was once attacked by rabbits? Or that the Mars Rover sang itself "Happy Birthday"? How about the odd ingredient Civil War soldiers used to make coffee? From the illustrator behind The Kid’s Awesome Activity Calendar andDoodle Adventures comes a collection of obscure, fascinating facts, each captured in Lowery’s signature quirky...
Online Marketing for Busy Authors
A Step-by-Step Guide
by Fauzia Burke
Pub Date 19 Apr 2016
Authors know they need to market their book online these days, but it can feel overwhelming. Now, on top of your day job, you're supposed to be building a digital empire? Ten minutes into Googling around for tips, and the To-Do List is so long, not even an army could get it all done. Feeling the pressure to do everything, some poor authors end up doing...
State of the World 2015
Hidden Threats to Sustainability
by The Worldwatch Institute
Pub Date 15 Apr 2015
We think we understand environmental damage: pollution, water scarcity, a warming world. But these problems are just the tip of the iceberg. Food insecurity, financial assets drained of value by environmental damage, and a rapid rise in diseases of animal origin are among the underreported consequences of an unsustainable global system.
In State of the World...
Rossen to the Rescue
Secrets to Avoiding Scams, Everyday Dangers, and Major Catastrophes
by Jeff Rossen
Pub Date 10 Oct 2017
NBC National Investigative Correspondent and host of the Today show's Rossen Reports brings us the ultimate guide to navigating everyday tribulations and surviving extreme catastrophes.
Every morning, 5 million Americans tune in to watch the Today show’s Jeff Rossen deliver expert pointers on handling everything from identity theft to gas explosions in your...
Vital Signs, Volume 20
The Trends that are Shaping Our Future
by The Worldwatch Institute
Pub Date 15 Jul 2013
From meat consumption to automobile production to hydropower, Vital Signs 2013 documents over two dozen trends that are shaping our future in concise analyses and clear tables and graphs. The twentieth volume of the Worldwatch Institute series demonstrates that while remarkable progress has been made over the past year, much remains to be done to get the...
See Ya Later Calculator
Simple Math Tricks You Can Do in Your Head
by Editors of Portable Press
Pub Date 13 Jun 2017
150 Fascinating Facts About Canadian Women
by Margie Wolfe
Pub Date 15 Aug 2017
Did you know that, in 1875, Grace Annie Lockhart graduated from Mount Allison University as the first woman to receive a degree in any British Empire country? Or that the Women's Labour League was formed in 1920, calling for equal pay, maternity care, and birth control? Or that it wasn't until 1949 that all Black, Japanese, Chinese, and South Asian Canadian...
Know It All Medicine
The 50 Crucial Milestones, Treatments & Technologies in the History of Health, Each Explained in Under a Minute
by Gabrielle M Finn
Pub Date 01 Jun 2017
Fifty crucial milestones, treatments, and technologies in the history of health, each explained in a minute.
And is it true that technology now allows reconstructive surgery to use customized 3D-printed body parts? Find out the answers to these questions and more in Know It All: Medicine an intriguing visit to the world of illness and those who treat it. It...
Know It All Chemistry
The 50 Most Elemental Concepts in Chemistry, Each Explained in Under a Minute
by Nivaldo Tro
Pub Date 01 Jun 2017
As the central science that bridges biology and physics, chemistry explains the diversity of all things tangible at a molecular level. Chemistry is the science of matter - its composition, structure, properties, and how it changes. Understand chemistry and you'll know why some things oxidize and others explode; why food is good to eat and coal is not...
The Biblical Hebrew Companion for Bible Software Users
Grammatical Terms Explained for Exegesis
by Michael Williams
Pub Date 20 Oct 2015
The Biblical Hebrew Companion for Bible Software Users helps users understand the exegetical significance of Hebrew grammatical terminology identified by the program. This resource provides students who utilize biblical language software the insight they need to make sense of the data provided by the program, giving them deeper insight into the biblical...
How to Remove a Brain
And Other Bizarre Medical Practices and Procedures
by David Haviland
Pub Date 10 Aug 2017
“Hilarious, and sometimes stomach-turning, vignettes.”
· How was history changed by a single Soho water pump?
· Which condition was treated by trapping a child inside a tree trunk?
· Where is the soul found?
· How long does it take to digest chewing gum?
· What are hiccups for?
· Did the Gauls...
62 Blog Posts to Overcome Blogger's Block
by Marcie L. Hill
Pub Date 07 Jun 2013
Author and blogger Marcie L. Hill wants bloggers to know there is a way to overcome blogger’s block. In her book, 62 Blog Posts to Overcome Blogger's Block Marcie shows bloggers and content marketers how to produce engaging content that will attract more followers, get more shares and likes; and boost your brand and bottom line. :
This book provides tips...
The Story of Classic Crime in 100 Books
by Martin Edwards
Pub Date 01 Aug 2017
This book tells the story of crime fiction published during the first half of the twentieth century. The diversity of this much-loved genre is breathtaking, and so much greater than many critics have suggested. To illustrate this, the leading expert on classic crime discusses one hundred books ranging from The Hound of the Baskervilles to Strangers on a...
All Different Kinds of Free
by Jessica McCann
Pub Date 23 Mar 2011
Mama always told me bad things happen on Wednesdays, 'cause it's the middle of the week and the Lord just ain't looking then. I never really understood what she meant by that, because I thought the Lord was always supposed to be looking.
I'm grown now, and Mama's long since gone. But, oh, how I pray she was wrong about Wednesdays and that the Good...
The Hidden Machinery
Essays on Writing
by Margot Livesey
Pub Date 04 Jul 2017
A masterclass for those who love reading literature and for those who aspire to write it.
“Read everything that is good for the good of your soul. Then learn to read as a writer, to search out that hidden machinery, which it is the business of art to conceal and the business of the apprentice to comprehend.”
In The Hidden Machinery, critically acclaimed...
What Would a Muslim Say
Conversations, Questions, and Answers About Islam
by Ahmed Lotfy Rashed
Pub Date 21 Jan 2017
"What Would a Muslim Say?" showcases everyday people asking real questions and getting real answers about Islamic principles and practices.
This book documents my experiences as an interfaith and outreach volunteer. Ever since 2009, I have helped facilitate dialogue with many different people, answering questions about Islam and addressing misconceptions...
Conquering the College Admissions Essay in 10 Steps, Third Edition
Crafting a Winning Personal Statement
by Alan Gelb
Pub Date 20 Jun 2017
The definitive guide to writing an amazing essay and mastering the college applications process.
Writing a memorable personal statement can seem like an overwhelming project for a young college applicant, but college essay coach Alan Gelb's organized and encouraging step-by-step instructions take the intimidation out of the process, enabling applicants to...
TAKE YOUR NOVEL TO THE NEXT LEVEL
ADVANCED TECHNIQUES FOR THE FICTION WRITER
by Marjorie Reynolds
Pub Date 08 May 2017
In Take Your Novel to the Next Level by Marjorie Reynolds, you’ll learn how to breathe life into characters and color a scene with sight, sound, smell, touch and taste. It will guide you through setting, characters, plot, scenes, conflict, emotion, suspense, tension, climax and resolution, while taking you up the ladder to advanced skills such as...
The Jewish Wedding Now
by Anita Diamant
Pub Date 06 Jun 2017
Newly revised and updated, the definitive guide to planning a Jewish wedding, written by bestselling novelist Anita Diamant—author of The Red Tent and The Boston Girl—and one of the most respected writers of guides to contemporary Jewish life.
This complete, easy-to-use guide explains everything you need to know to plan your own Jewish wedding in today’s...
Now You Know Canada
150 Years of Fascinating Facts
by Doug Lennox
Pub Date 27 Jun 2017
Just in time for Canada’s 150th birthday is this collection of the best in Canadian questions and answers, covering history, famous Canadians, sports, word origins, geography, and everything in between. In these pages, you’ll learn the answers to questions like: Where...