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Publisher: Peterson's; 5 edition (2013, Apr 16th).
Master the Civil Service Exams provides the math, verbal, and clerical exercises you need to pass your civil service exam, plus 4 full-length sample tests with detailed answer explanations to help you hone your skills. Build your confidence by following the expert tips and strategies outlined in the book, and get the inside scoop on the civil service job market. moreMore Info | Google Books | Check Availability
Author/Actors/Director/etc.: Fred S. Steingold Attorney
Publisher: Nolo; Thirteenth Edition edition (2013, Apr 30th).
Small business owners are regularly confronted by a bewildering array of legal questions and problems. Ignoring them can lead to disaster -- but with lawyers typically charging $200-$300 an hour, calling one to answer routine legal questions can be a fast track to the poorhouse.Fortunately, you have a better alternative. Legal Guide for Starting & Running a Small Business clearly explains the practical and legal information you need to:. raise start-up money. choose between a sole proprietorship, partnership or LLC. get licenses and permits. buy or sell a business or franchise. negotiate a favorable lease. insure your business. hire independent contractors safely. understand small business tax rules. pick and protect a good name. resolve legal disputes. moreMore Info | Google Books | Check Availability
Author/Actors/Director/etc.: Catherine McDermott
Publisher: Goodman (2013, Jun 4th).
This visually stunning collection features more than 370 iconic works from the modern age. Showcasing creations by Frank Lloyd Wright, Philippe Starck, Christian Dior, Saul Bass, Rem Koolhaus, Vivienne Westwood, and many others, Masterpieces of Modern Design is a celebration of artistic diversity that covers everything from advertising and architecture to fashion and furniture to communication devices and film. It's an essential reference for students, artists, professional designers, and anyone with an eye for beauty and innovation. moreMore Info | Google Books | Check Availability
Veganissimo A to Z: A Comprehensive Guide to Identifying and Avoiding Ingredients of Animal Origin in Everyday ProductsAuthor/Actors/Director/etc.: Reuben Proctor
Publisher: The Experiment (2013, Feb 5th).
veganissimo \ve-gan-iss-i-mo\1. n : one who is vegan to the highest possible standard 2. adj : the most vegan An Essential New Resource for Those Who Want to Reduce Their “Animal Footprint” Substances obtained from animals are used everywhere—in food and other goods, in the production of food and goods, and (due to advances in biotech and genetic engineering) even in places they’ve never appeared before.Whether you already strive for a 100 percent vegan lifestyle or just want to know what exactly is in the products you buy, this peerless, portable guide puts the power of knowledge at your fingertips. The product of years of exhaustive research by vegan authors Reuben Proctor and Lars Thomsen, Veganissimo A to Z cuts through the vague and often misleading language on labels to reveal the sources, production and uses of over 2,500 ingredients, with: • Detailed A-to-Z entries on animal, vegetable, mineral, synthetic and microbiological substances—and color-coded icons that distinguish them at a glance • Information on animal-derived ingredients that lurk in food and other products—such as diet supplements, medicine, cosmetics, cleaning products, clothes, sporting goods, art supplies and electronics • And guidance on how to interpret label claims and seek more information. moreMore Info | Google Books | Check Availability
Author/Actors/Director/etc.: Jim Ryan
Publisher: Collins Pr (2012, Oct 1st).
Nowhere in Ireland has such a diversity of walks as Killarney, walks that kings and queens, writers and international celebrities, have come to make in the beautiful landscape for which Killarney is renowned. Heretofore there has been no guidebook for these walks, and this new book rectifies this deficiency. moreMore Info | Google Books | Check Availability
Author/Actors/Director/etc.: Beth Hanson
Publisher: Brooklyn Botanic Garden (2012, Aug 7th).
The Brooklyn Botanic Garden has long been a leading advocate of urban greening and sustainable design--and a green roof is an exciting expression of these ideals. Vegetated roof systems prevent water pollution, cool and purify the surrounding air, extend roof life, and improve energy efficiency. Here are 13 of New York City's most remarkable examples--including the elevated lawn at Lincoln Center--along with a detailed historical overview, essays by industry experts, and practical advice readers can use to turn their own roofs green. moreMore Info | Google Books | Check Availability
Author/Actors/Director/etc.: Christopher Bonanos
Publisher: Princeton Architectural Press (2012, Sep 26th).
"Instant photography at the push of a button!" During the 1960s and '70s, Polaroid was the coolest technology company on earth. Like Apple, it was an innovation machine that cranked out one must-have product after another. Led by its own visionary genius founder, Edwin Land, Polaroid grew from a 1937 garage start-up into a billion-dollar pop-culture phenomenon. Instant tells the remarkable tale of Land's one-of-a-kind invention-from Polaroid's first instant camera to hit the market in 1948, to its meteoric rise in popularity and adoption by artists such as Ansel Adams, Andy Warhol, and Chuck Close, to the company's dramatic decline into bankruptcy in the late '90s and its unlikely resurrection in the digital age. Instant is both an inspiring tale of American ingenuity and a cautionary business tale about the perils of companies that lose their creative edge. moreMore Info | Google Books | Check Availability
Author/Actors/Director/etc.: Florian Heine
Publisher: Prestel (2012, Dec 3rd).
Chronologically arranged, each chapter focuses on a particular work or idea that changed the course of photography. Presented in beautiful spreads and with informative text, the book opens with photography's genesis in the form of the camera obscura. Centuries later, Daguerre, Niepce, and Talbot invented their own means of capturing light on paper. The book covers groundbreaking genres such as still life, landscape, portraiture, and nudes. Sections on the role of photography in journalism illustrate how the camera's presence on battlefields, on city streets, and in factories helped inform and reform the modern world. Fashion, animals, Surrealism, and staged portraits are also explored. Perfect for perusing or reading from cover to cover, this book illustrates how photography developed from a concept to a world-changing force--one that attempted to shed light on truth yet can also obscure and alter reality in dazzling ways. moreMore Info | Google Books | Check Availability
Author/Actors/Director/etc.: Mark Frauenfelder
Publisher: Carlton Books (2013, Mar 5th).
From handheld smart phones to vast scientific simulators, computers are integral to our lives and are developing at ever-increasing speed. In The Computer, uber-technogeek Mark Frauenfelder traces the evolution of this vital machine from its earliest roots through its exciting application in code breaking during the Second World War, and from its initial use in the workplace and home to its current status as a ubiquitous—and increasingly portable—part of twenty-first century life. This highly illustrated social history of the computer examines its profound impact on every sphere of life. moreMore Info | Google Books | Check Availability
The Ultimate Super Bowl Book: A Complete Reference to the Stats, Stars, and Stories Behind Football's Biggest Game--and Why the Best Team Won - Second EditionAuthor/Actors/Director/etc.: Bob McGinn
Publisher: MVP Books; Second Edition, Second, Revised Edition edition (2012, Sep 15th).
With a television viewership of over 100 million people and hundreds of millions of dollars spent each year on tickets, concessions, and merchandise alone, the Super Bowl is the greatest game on Earth. Offering in-depth analysis, detailed statistics, play-by-play recaps, and post-game insights for every Super Bowl ever played, The Ultimate Super Bowl Book is the most definitive reference to this iconic sporting event, exploring all the high and lows from more than four decades of gridiron drama, with stories and quotes from the men who made history on football’s biggest stage. In addition to a comprehensive examination of each Super Bowl played since 1967, the book presents features on the greatest individual performances in Super Bowl history—from Joe Namath to Joe Montana, Tom Brady to Aaron Rodgers, Marcus Allen to Emmitt Smith, Jack Lambert to James Harrison—and the best and worst decisions by some legendary coaches, including Vince Lombardi, Chuck Noll, Bill Parcells, Bill Belichick, Mike McCarthy, and more. moreMore Info | Google Books | Check Availability