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A PhD Is Not Enough!

By Peter J. Feibelman
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Peter J. Feibelman
Despite your graduate education, brainpower, and technical prowess, your career in scientific research is far from assured. Permanent positions are scarce, science survival is rarely part of formal graduate training, and a good mentor is hard to find. In A Ph.D. Is Not Enough! , physicist Peter J. Feibelman lays out a rational path to a fulfilling long-term research career. He offers sound advice on selecting a thesis or postdoctoral adviser choosing among research jobs in academia, government labouratories, and industry preparing for an employment interview and defining a research program. The guidance offered in A Ph.D. Is Not Enough! will help you make your oral presentations more effective, your journal articles more compelling, and your grant proposals more successful. A classic guide for recent and soon-to-be graduates, A Ph.D. Is Not Enough! remains required reading for anyone on the threshold of a career in science. This new edition includes two new chapters and is revised and updated throughout to reflect how the revolution in electronic communication has transformed the field.

How to Shop for Free

By Samantha Rose, Kathy Spencer
Authors:
Samantha Rose, Kathy Spencer
Kathy Spencer can whittle a 267.22 grocery bill down to one penny. How to Shop for Free is Spencer's smart, sassy, step-by-step savings guide that teaches you how to do just that,and more. You'll learn how to find the best savings and combine them with store promotions, rewards programs, and store credit to get almost anything for free,from organic produce to makeup, prescription drugs to clothing. With an eye toward cutting your monthly spending on the basics, Spencer guides you through many popular stores,including CVS, Kohl's, Safeway, Target, and Walgreens,and explains how to maximize your savings. Follow Spencer's plan and, by the end of the book, you'll be shopping for free.

Time To Help Your Parents

By Jacky Hyams
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Jacky Hyams
For the first time, pensioners outnumber children in the UK. With limited support for carers and no formal training, this book provides everything you need to know about caring for ageing parentsWe're all living longer than ever. But there is, inevitably, a point when most of us have to face the fact that Mum or Dad - or both - really do need more help. For many, the responsibility of supporting their parents and aiding them to make the right decisions at the right time can be challenging. This book covers the key issues surrounding caring for ageing parents:* What are the main health issues you need to be aware of? * What is really involved in moving into sheltered or residential care?* What happens if it's clear a parent can't cope at home but wants to stay there? This book enables you to tackle the small, practical, problems that crop up daily such as shopping, nutrition, cleaning and reduced mobility, as well at the bigger, more complex issues such as independence, health, changing roles, accommodation and financial issues. The invaluable insights contained in TIME TO HELP YOUR PARENTS will enable you to understand your parents' perspectives and enjoy your relationships with them as they grow older.
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The Little Book of Etiquette

By Dorothea Johnson
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Dorothea Johnson
p class="MsoNormal" style="margin: 0pt line-height: 150%"Never again hesitate when selecting a fork from a fancy place setting, making a formal introduction, hosting a business dinner, or dining on awkward foods. The experts at Washington's School of Protocol will save you from embarrassing future faux pas! full-colour illustrations.

Research Your Surname and Your Family Tree

By Graeme Davis
Authors:
Graeme Davis
Find out what your surname means and trace your ancestors who share it too. Perhaps your surname is that of a Norman who came to Britain after the Battle of Hastings; or a Celtic clan name. Maybe it is an old English trade. It may be distinctive of a particular location. And just possibly you might be related to everyone who bears the name. Find out! Your surname is part of you -- so use this book to discover what it really means. This comprehensive book will show you how to research your surname and your family tree, both in earliest and in more recent years. It provides practical activities to investigate the meaning of any British surname. You will discover: -- The meaning of your surname -- How old it is -- Where it comes from -- What associations it has today -- How to use your surname to trace ancestors You may also be able to take part in a One Name Study or use DNA profiling to make contact with other people who bear your surname and with whom you share distant ancestors.

Holden On Hold'em

By Anthony Holden
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Anthony Holden
Holden is an experienced poker player who does not pretend to be as expert as the world's top pros; but he can write better than them - and he knows most well enough to milk them for personalized advice, tips and subtle strategies. HOLDEN ON HOLD'EM thoroughly analyses the difference between home and casino play, between cash and tournament play, between internet poker and the real thing against real human beings. Amid definitive charts and tables of odds, probabilities and other statistics, sample hands, advice on etiquette and other niceties, there will be sections on bluff, tells and the nuances of 'position' and 'outs', as well as a brief history of the game and anecdotes about its great players. This book can claim to be the first really readable manual in the history of poker! An entertaining, anecdote-packed and invaluable companion to the narrative poker classics BIG DEAL and BIGGER DEAL.
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Self-Harming Parrots And Exploding Toads

By Francesca Gould, David Haviland
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Francesca Gould, David Haviland
SELF-HARMING PARROTS AND EXPLODING TOADS is a marvellous compendium of the world's most unpleasant creatures and animal facts. Entries cover everything from the disgusting to the informative, including::* Are cows' farts a major cause of climate change?* What happens at a dung beetle wedding?* Why do vultures defecate on themselves? * What's the best way to fight a crocodile?SELF-HARMING PARROTS AND EXPLODING TOADS is the third book in an extremely successful series of gross trivia books, and will make an ideal gift at any time of year.
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The Treasure Hunter's Handbook

By Brian Grove
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Brian Grove
Who hasn't dreamed of discovering some immensely valuable piece of buried treasure in a field - and thereby perhaps making a fortune? Brian Grove describes the many different types of treasure that can be found, and where they can be found. There are chapters on: . Metal Detecting. Prospecting for Gold. Dump Hunting. Beachcombing. Fossil Hunting. Wreck Diving. Uniquely, the book combines essential information on the practicalities of treasure hunting with inspiring stories of people who have found valuable hoards - like Eric Lawes who in 1992 discovered the Hoxne Treasure in Suffolk, and received 1.75 million from the British Museum!

How To Write For Children And Get Published

By Louise Jordan
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Louise Jordan
Huge numbers of people want to write for children, but it is notoriously difficult to find a publisher in this increasingly comeptitive area. This inspiring and practical guide from acknowledged expert on children's publishing Louise Jordan, will show you how to make your work stand out from the crowd and appeal to commissioning editors, and, of course, your intended audience.
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Offbeat Bride

By Ariel Meadow Stallings
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Ariel Meadow Stallings
Unenthused by a white wedding gown and bored by the hoopla of the Hollywood-style reception, Ariel Meadow Stallings found herself absolutely exhausted with the nuances of traditional nuptials . . . so she chose to take a walk off the beaten aisle. In this updated edition of Offbeat Bride , Stallings humorously recounts the story of the original offbeat wedding,hers,and shares anecdotes and advice from dozens of other nontraditional couples. She also includes a chapter on budget weddings in today's weak economy, along with sidebars, tips, tricks, and planner encouragement to help you figure out your special day. What results is a combination of hilarious wedding stories and tons of helpful how-tos,a perfect mash-up of memoir and handbook.At once practical and enjoyable, Offbeat Bride validates choosing the funky, different, and offbeat over the traditional, and leads couples through the planning process,from unique ideas on how to announce their engagement all the way to answering the question, So, how's married life?" Stallings is the ultimate guide to the alternative wedding of your dreams, and with Offbeat Bride , she brings you a book that serves both as an encouragement and celebration of aisles less traveled.

A Is For Admission

By Michele A. Hernandez
Authors:
Michele A. Hernandez
For generations, the admissions process of the Ivy League schools and other top colleges has been cloaked in mystery and myth. Now Michele A. Hernandez, a former admissions officer at Dartmouth, finally breaks the ancient code of silence to reveal how the world's most highly selective schools really make their decisions. With absolute candor, Hernandez tells you all the hard truths, provides all the secrets, reveals how admission officers factor in every extenuating circumstance, and, most importantly, she shows you how to make this complex, high-stakes system work for you. Thorough, direct, and written for real results, A IS FOR ADMISSION answers the questions asked by countless students:* What do admissions officers really look for and what turns them off?* How are test scores and grades truly evaluated? * Does applying for early decision hurt or help you get in to the college of your choice? * How can you improve the chances of acceptance?

It's Not Rocket Science

By Clive Whichelow, Hugh Murray
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Clive Whichelow, Hugh Murray
Over last thirty years, new technology, fashion, and social set-ups have spawned new cliches galore. Everything on the Internet is available at the 'click of a mouse', TV presenters ask the audience to 'give it up' when they want them to applaud, call centres tell us 'we value your call' even though 'all our operators are busy'. And if you're 'gobsmacked' by all this you may be told to 'get a life', 'chill out' or 'whatever'.It's Not Rocket Science sifts through all aspects of modern life to find the most prevalent, ubiquitous and downright irritating cliches of our age. This high-octane, caffeine-fuelled, dictionary of cliches highlights the freshly-hackneyed phrases we're being subjected to 24/7. So how good is that? And what's not to like?
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Horny Lizards And Headless Chickens

By Francesca Gould
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Francesca Gould
HORNY LIZARDS AND HEADLESS CHICKENS is a vile and disgusting compendium of the world's most unpleasant creatures, diseases, hideous tortures and every other type of horrifying, nauseating fact imaginable. Questions posed in the book address revolting matters such as:* Do flies really puke on your food?* Which worm can eat its way through the human eye?* And how long does a head remain conscious after being guillotined?In HORNY LIZARDS AND HEADLESS CHICKENS, readers can explore a huge range of horrible subjects, which most books have the good sense to avoid, including Aztec sacrifices, bizarre medical treatments, body snatchers, cannibalism, and eye-wateringly unpleasant execution methods. You are guaranteed a brilliantly sickening read.
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