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5 Steps to a 5 500 AP Human Geography Questions to Know by Test Day (5 Steps to a 5 on the Advanced Placement Examinations Series)

Organized for easy reference and crucial practice, coverage of all the essential topics presented as 500 AP-style questions with detailed answer explanations 5 Steps to a 5: 500 AP Human Geography Questions to Know by Test Day is tailored to meet your study needs—whether you’ve left it to the last minute to prepare or you have been studying for months. You will benefit from going over the questions written to parallel the topic, format, and degree of difficulty of the questions contained in the AP exam, accompanied by answers with comprehensive explanations. Features: 500 AP-style questions and answers referenced to core AP materials Review explanations for right and wrong answers Additional online practice Close simulations of the real AP exams Updated material reflects the latest tests Online practice exercises .   

5 Steps to a 5 500 AP Chemistry Questions to Know by Test Day (5 Steps to a 5 on the Advanced Placement Examinations Series)

Organized for easy reference and crucial practice, coverage of all the essential topics presented as 500 AP-style questions with detailed answer explanations 5 Steps to a 5: 500 AP Chemistry Questions to Know by Test Day is tailored to meet your study needs—whether you’ve left it to the last minute to prepare or you have been studying for months. You will benefit from going over the questions written to parallel the topic, format, and degree of difficulty of the questions contained in the AP exam, accompanied by answers with comprehensive explanations. Features: 500 AP-style questions and answers referenced to core AP materials Review explanations for right and wrong answers Additional online practice Close simulations of the real AP exams Updated material reflects the latest tests Online practice exercises .   

2012 Official Vintage Guitar Magazine Price Guide

At nearly 600 pages with information on more than 1,900 brands and 1,400 photos, "The Official Vintage Guitar Magazine Price Guide" is the industry-leading reference for values on vintage and collectible guitars, basses, lap steels, mandolins, ukuleles, banjos, amps, and effects. Published annually, "The Official Vintage Guitar Price Guide" includes historical data along with values derived from comprehensive research and hard-nosed, realistic market analysis. Guitar dealers, professional players, and collectors trust it as the only source for accurate values on vintage gear!   

Chases Calendar of Events, 2012 Edition

The world’s datebook for more than 50 years Chase’s Calendar of Events 2012 is the authoritative guide to special occurrences, holidays, anniversaries, celebrity birthdates, religious observances, sporting events, and more from around the world. Librarians, marketers, journalists, and other professionals have come to rely on it to find out what’s going on that day, in a week, or even a year ahead.   

How Literature Works: 50 Key Concepts

How Literature Works is an indispensable book for any reader seeking a greater appreciation of their favorite novel, poem, or play. It offers a lively and straightforward guide to literary thinking. With a series of compact essays the renowned literary critic John Sutherland--widely admired for his wit and clear reasoning--strips away the obscurity and pretension of literary study. His book offers concise definitions and clear examples of the fifty concepts that all book lovers should know.It includes basic descriptive terms (ambiguity, epic), the core vocabulary of literary culture (genre, style), and devices employed by authors (irony, defamiliarization). More broadly, How Literature Works explores the animating concepts behind literary theory (textuality, sexual politics), traces the forces that impact literature's role in the real world (obscenity, plagiarism), and grapples with the future of reading (fanfic, e-book).   

The New York Times Guide to Essential Knowledge: A Desk Reference for the Curious Mind

A COMPLETE REVISION AND THOROUGH UPDATING OF THE ULTIMATE REFERENCE FROM THE NEWSPAPER OF RECORD. A comprehensive guide offering insight and clarity on a broad range of even more essential subjects. Whether you are researching the history of Western art, investigating an obscure medical test, following current environmental trends, studying Shakespeare, brushing up on your crossword and Sudoku skills, or simply looking for a deeper understanding of the world, this book is for you. An indispensable resource for every home, office, dorm room, and library, this new edition of The New York Times Guide to Essential Knowledge offers in-depth explorations of art, astronomy, biology, business, economics, the environment, film, geography, history, the Internet, literature, mathematics, music, mythology, philosophy, photography, sports, theater, film, and many other subjects.   

Alien Hand Syndrome

A compulsively readable collection, Alien Hand Syndrome brings together over 90 fantastic-but-true stories—absolutely mind-bending gems plucked from the annals of history. Selected and narrated by Alan Bellows—who can take the chaos of an event like the Lake Peigneur Disaster and retell it with harrowing step-by-step suspense—each entry opens a window onto a world where something’s gone terribly, yet fascinatingly, wrong. You can't get enough.   

Gardener's Latin: A Lexicon

For more than a decade, gardeners have been turning to a beautiful little hardcover book called Gardener’s Latin, by Bill Neal. Neal understood that as Latin terms began appearing with increasing frequency on nursery tags and gardening catalogs, gardeners would need help. So he weeded throughthe Latin words that describe and distinguish among plants and flowers and compiled avolume of select, brief, clear definitions. Gardener’s Latin leads us down the path from abbreviatus to zonatus, turning aside here and there along the way for little-known horticultural facts and fables and the wisdom of gardeners from Virgil to Vita Sackville-West.   

Emily Post's Etiquette, 18th Edition

For nearly a century, one name has been trusted above all others when it comes to proper decorum: Emily Post. In this completely updated 18th Edition of the classic Emily Post’s Etiquette, the mantle is picked up by the great-great-grandchildren of the First Lady of Etiquette, who tackle the latest issues and demands of the twenty-first century—from texting and tweeting to iPhones, Facebook, and all forms of social media. The perfect guide for Millennials living on their own for the first time who wish to establish themselves properly in the workplace—as well as for Baby Boomers in the midst of planning their children’s weddings, entering retirement, and helping to care for elderly parents—Emily Post’s Etiquette, 18th Edition, remains the essential handbook to proper social behavior.   

2012 Songwriter's Market

The Most Trusted Guide to Songwriting SuccessFor 35 years, Songwriter's Market has provided the most complete and up-to-date information songwriters need to place their songs with music publishers, record companies, record producers, managers, booking agents, music firms and more. In the 2012 edition you also gain access to: Hundreds of songwriting placement opportunities Power-packed articles on taking charge of your career—including how to navigate the constantly evolving world of social media and discover alternative routes to songwriting success Listings for songwriting organizations, conferences, workshops, retreats, colonies, contests, and venues (a brand new addition to the listings; a helpful tool for indie artists booking their own tours) Take charge of your songwriting career today with the 2012 Songwriter's Market.   

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