How To Be Your Dog's Best Friend
By The Monks of New Skete
For nearly a quarter century HOW TO BE YOUR DOG'S BEST FRIEND has been the standard against which all other dog-training books have been measured. This new, expanded edition, with a fresh, new design and new photographs throughout, preserves the best features of the original classic while bringing the book fully up-to-date. The result: the ultimate training manual for a new-generation of dog owners- and of course, for their canine best friends. The Monks of New Skete have achieved international renown as breeders of German shepherds and as outstanding trainers of dogs of all breeds. Their unique approach to canine training, developed and refined over three decades, is based on the philosophy that "understanding is the key to communication, compassion and communion with your dog." This new edition covers virtually every aspect of living with and caring for your dog, and has been expanded to encompass the latest equipment and dozens of new anecdotes and case studies, drawn from the monks' own experience, that bring to life the essential training concepts. This book can significantly enrich the life you share with your dog.
The Writer's Legal Companion
By Brad Bunnin, Peter Beren
For most writers, negotiating the legal maze of publishing is as challenging as getting their words in print. This comprehensive guide offers writers solid advice on all aspects of publishing law. Candid and readable, it cover everything from copyrights and taxes to libel laws, subsidiary rights, and the obscure clauses in publisher's contracts. As important resource for editors, agents, or anyone in print or electronic publishing, this updated third edition of The Writer's Legal Companion features essential, irreplacable information on: publishing contracts, good and bad clauses libel, slander, and invasion of privacy issues electronic rights conditions the business of publishing, including marketing and selling books magazine publishing collaboration and agents' agreements federal income tax considerations for freelance writers copyright legalities Whether you write an occasional magazine article or publish a new book every year, The Writers Legal Companion will save you time, and reduce you anxiety over the business of publishing.
Encyclopedia Of Psychoactive Substances
By Richard Rudgley
Despite great public interest in the use and abuse of psychoactive substances this is the first comprehensive and reliable book on this fascinating and controversial topic. The encyclopedia covers the entire range of naturally occurring psychoactive species, and also a great number of man-made synthetic drugs and compounds. It explores the use of intoxicating plants by Neanderthal man through to the role of hallucinogens and narcotics in contemporary youth culture. It provides basic details on the botany and chemistry of intoxicants, and examines their influence at all levels of our culture and society. The book also tackles controversial issues such as legalisation and details the legal classification of illicit substances alongside additional relevant information on detection, prevention, punishment and other criminological subjects.
Match Wits With Mensa
By Abbie F. Salny, Alan Stillson, Marvin Grosswirth
Puzzle fans have bought more than 650,000 copies of the Mensa Genius Quiz series,the only books that let readers match wits with Mensa," comparing how well they do against members of the famous high-IQ society. Here, in a giant omnibus edition, are four best-selling titles: The Mensa Genius Quiz Books 1 & 2 , The Mensa Genius Quiz-A-Day Book , and The Mensa Genius ABC Book . Here are more than 800 fun mindbenders to exercise every part of your brain,word games, trivia, logic riddles, number challenges, visual puzzles,plus tips on how to improve your thinking skills. All the puzzles have been tested by members of American Mensa, Ltd., and include the percentage of Mensa testers who could solve each one, so that you can score yourself against some of the nation's fittest mental athletes.
Writing Your Dissertation, 3rd Edition
By Derek Swetnam, Ruth Swetnam
This book gives you the confidence, tools and techniques to produce a first-class dissertation. It offers practical guidelines to planning realistic timetables and structuring every aspect of your work. Find out how to avoid common mistakes and the best way to present your work, and even how to assess your dissertation in the same way as a university or college tutor does.
The Writer's Block
By Jason Rekulak
Anxious to write that Great American Novel but don't know where to begin? Help is on the way with our Writer's Block ! This guide to beating writer's block comes packaged in the shape of an actual block: 3" x 3" x 3", with 672 pages and more than 200 photographs throughout. Next time you're stuck, just flip open The Writer's Block to any page to find an idea or exercise that will jump-start your imagination. Many of these assignments come straight from the creative writing classes of celebrated novelists like Ethan Canin, Richard Price, Toni Morrison, and Kurt Vonnegut: Joyce Carol Oates explains how she uses running to destroy writer's block. Elmore Leonard describes how he often finds ideas just by reading the newspaper. E. Annie Proulx discusses finding inspiration at garage sales. Isabel Allende tells why she always begins a new novel on January 8th. John Irving explains why he prefers to write the last sentence first. Fresh, fun, and irreverent, The Writer's Block also features advice from contemporary editors and literary agents, lessons from the awful novels of Joan Collins and Robert James Waller, a filmography of movies concerning writer's block (e.g., The Shining, Barton Fink ), and countless other surprises. With this chunky little book at your side, you may never experience writer's block again!
By Kevyn Aucoin
Make-up artist Kevyn Aucoin's faces appear in editorial features, fashion shows, music videos and advertising campaigns as well as on the covers of virtually every major magazine. In this follow up to the highly successful MAKING FACES, he once again astonishes with his incredible transformations of famous and ordinary people and demonstrates how anyone can have a variety of different 'faces'. Working with a whole new cast of famous faces, he turns Celine Dion, Julianne Moore, Sharon Stone, Susan Sarandon, Jennifer Lopez and many others into their most beautiful, glamorous, and intriguing selves. He applies his make-up magic to non-celebrities, and for each of them comes up with two or three new looks. For each and every face, both famous and not, he provides step-by-step instructions and illustrations. With this gorgeous and practical book, anyone can 'face forward' with confidence and style.
By Alexandra Pierce, Ph.d., Roger Pierce Ph.d.
An instructive work that shows how posture has a great effect on our psychological and physical well-being, with a complete program on how to put the body back in natural alignment, increase energy, reduce muscle strain, and prevent repetitive strain injuries.
The Complete Guide To Personal And Home Safety
By Robert Snow
Now more than ever, Americans are aware of threats to their personal safety and are searching for ways to protect themselves and their loved ones. Newly updated since the events of September 11 with important information on mail contamination and travel security, The Complete Guide to Personal and Home Safety is the most comprehensive guide on personal and home security available. Captain Snow, a seasoned police officer, guides readers in developing their own safety plans- from how to choose a home alarm system to what to do in the case of a missing person. Covering everything from the most common crimes of larceny and traffic accidents to the unlikely but frightening possibilities of hostage situations and assault, The Complete Guide to Personal and Home Safety offers readers the knowledge and strategies they need to handle any situation that may arise.
The Savvy Author's Guide To Book Publicity
By Lissa Warren
Here is an essential reference for writers,from the self-published to those published by major houses,written by a leading book publicist who pitches books to media every day of her working life. Tapping into her years publicizing such authors as pediatrician Dr. T. Berry Brazelton, poet Mary Oliver, and economist John Kenneth Galbraith, Da Capo Press Senior Director of Publicity Lissa Warren covers book promotion with a publicist, without a publicist, and when a publicist isn't getting results. Each chapter details what happens to a book once it's off press, and how authors can be helpful in the promotion process,or even spearhead it if need be,to get the coverage they deserve. Warren's advice is buttressed by her stories of authors,the enterprising, the shy, the well-prepared, and the novice,relating tours gone awry, best-sellers made and nearly made, and great and not-so-great author/publicist collaboration. The Savvy Author's Guide to Book Publicity covers everything from how to write press material, targeting the right shows and publications, following up effectively with the media, and hiring people who can help ensure that every bookseller and consumer has a chance to hear an author's message loud and clear.
How To Clean Absolutely Everything
By Barty Phillips
How to Clean Absolutely Everything is the essential reference book for every home. Whatever needs cleaning, from floors, windows and furniture to silver cutlery, delicate fabrics and jewellery - How to Clean Absolutely Everything shows you how, without the need to spend a fortune on gimmicky products. It includes advice on how to clean absolutely everything thoroughly, quickly, or the environmentally friendly way· It includes A-Z listings of fabrics, stains, domestic pests, and much more· This book is a household essential however house-proud you are!
The Bride's Guide To Unique Weddings
By Sarah Ivens
The Bride's Guide to Unique Weddings gives helpful hints, guidance and case studies on how to plan for the big day and how to make it different to all the other weddings your friends have been to. Entertaining and informative, it is aimed at every woman who wants to enjoy a stylish, standout and memorable wedding. Topics covered include: Location, Location, Location - mood, lighting and surroundings; Seasonal Selection - how to suit and style for all seasons; Dressing You Up - celebrity ideas and fashion designer tips; Glamorous Gourmet - chic menus for every budget; Let Me Entertain You - discos, dances, DJs and fireworks; Picture Perfect - how to find a good photographer and learn the poses; Last Word in Style - readings, vows and speeches; Sprinkle some Sparkle - mad, crazy and unique ideas to make your wedding go with a bang;· That's Magic - honeymoons and original gifts for your wedding party. The Bride's Guide to Unique Weddings is a must-have, light-hearted guide to one of the most stressful days of a girl's life.
Bum Bags and Fanny Packs
By Jeremy Smith
This book is the first place to turn when you encounter a Britishism or Americanism. The dictionary illuminates differences in vocabulary, usage, pronunciation, spelling, and the history of English, how and why differences arose, and what those differences are. More then 2,500 entries are listed on each side with a set of tables that includes national holidays, presidents, kings and queens, and money. The dictionary is an easy-to-read, light-hearted, and sometimes irreverent catalogueue of the difference between American and British English. With a tone that is deliberately informal, much of the intrinsic humour shines through, but never at the cost of accuracy or detail.