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Everyday Math by
Publication Date: 2012-07-24
Solve your math troubles with DeMYSTiFieD If you cannot tell the difference betweenyour Roman and Arabic numerals, or if when someone asks 'what is pi' you say "delicious," you need EverydayMath DeMYSTiFieD, Second Edition, to unravel these fundamental concepts and theories at your own pace. This practical guide eases you into basic math,starting with counting and simple operations. As you progress, you will master essential concepts such as division, converting decimals into fractions, determining volume, and more. You will learn to measure capital gains and losses as well as apply percentages in the real world. Detailed examples make it easy to understand the material, and end-of- chapter quizzes and a final exam help reinforcekey ideas. It's a no-brainer! You'll learn about: Decimals Proportions Prime numbers Surface area Powers of 10 Graphs English vs. metric units Simple enough for a beginner but challenging enough for an advanced student, Everyday Math DeMYSTiFieD,Second Edition, helps you master this essential subject.
Publication Date: 2011-04-11
A PROVEN formula for mastering CHEMISTRY Trying to understand chemistry but feel like the information's just not bonding with your brain? Here's your solution. Chemistry Demystified, Second Edition, helps you grasp both fundamental and complex concepts with ease. Written in a step-by-step format, this practical guide first covers atomic theory, elements, symbols, and the Periodic Table of the Elements. The book then delves into solids, liquids, gases, solutions, orbitals, chemical bonds, acids, and bases. Electrochemistry, thermodynamics, biochemistry, and organic, environmental, and nuclear chemistry are discussed. In-depth examples, detailed illustrations, and worked-out problems make it easy to understand the material, and end-of-chapter quizzes and a final exam help reinforce learning. It's a no-brainer! You'll learn about: Molecular and structural formulas Metallurgy Gas laws Molar mass Molecular orbital theory Covalent and ionic bonds Oxidation/reduction The laws of thermodynamics Organic reactions Biological and environmental markers Simple enough for a beginner, but challenging enough for an advanced student, Chemistry Demystified, Second Edition, helps you master this fascinating subject.
Publication Date: 2011-01-10
More than 60 million Teach Yourself products sold worldwide! Everything you need to know about Buddhism, from Buddha to Zen Covering all aspects of this fascinating faith, from the teachings of the Buddha to the practicalities of pursuing a Buddhist way of life, Buddhism is an informative and accessible introduction to this major world religion. You will learn about the origins of Buddhism, its place in society today and the challenges it faces for the future. Includes: One, five and ten-minute introductions to key principles to get readers started Lots of instant help with common problems and quick tips for success, based on the author’s many years of experience Answers to many of the current issues and questions that surround Buddhism Complex religious and philosophical ideas in simple, readable prose. Topics include: Buddhists and Buddhism; The life of the Buddha; The Buddha's teaching; Buddhist scriptures and schools; Meditation and devotion; Ethical conduct; Moral issues; The social order; Festivals and ceremonies; Buddhism today: East and West; Transition, adaptation and influence: prospects for Buddhism in the twenty-first century
Manager's Guide to Business Writing by
Publication Date: 2011-09-20
Write every business correspondence with speed, precision, and power The number one prerequisite for effective management is effective communication--and writing is a critical part of it. Simply put, whether it's a quick e-mail or a 20-page report, your writing is a reflection of you--and people will make judgments accordingly. Manager's Guide to Business Writing, Second Edition, provides everything you need to give colleagues, customers, and other stakeholders the most information accurately and quickly. Learn how to express yourself as a serious professional by writing everything with clarity, quality, and decisiveness. Manager's Guide to Business Writing teaches you how to: Know your audience and your purpose before you start writing Engage readers' curiosity from the first sentence Compose instructions that are easy to understand and follow Write effectively on social media platforms and blogs Master the foundations of effective writing--grammar, sentence structure, spelling, and style Briefcase Books, written specifically for today's busy manager, feature eye-catching icons, checklists, and sidebars to guide managers step-by-step through everyday workplace situations. Look for these innovative features to help you navigate each page: - Clear definitions of key terms and concepts - Tactics and strategies for applying writing skills to management issues - Tricks of the trade for crafting clear and effective documents - Examples of successful business writing - Cautions for when things can go wrong in composing memos, e-mails, and reports - Practical advice for avoiding common errors - Specific procedures for planning and executing your writing on the job
The Essentials of Business Etiquette: How to Greet, Eat, and Tweet Your Way to Success by
Publication Date: 2013-07-09
The Definitive Guide to Professional Behavior Whether you’re eating lunch with a client, Skyping with your boss, or meeting a business partner for the first time--it's all about how you present yourself. TheEssentials of Business Etiquette gives you 101 critical tips for improving behavior in any business situation--all delivered in a quick, no-nonsense format. "If you are looking for practical guidelines on how to conduct yourself in a business situation, what behaviors you need to use to get ahead, and how tobe sure that you do not offend others, read this book!" -- MADELINE BELL, President and COO, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia "Pachter has once again done an excellent job at highlighting some key tools to succeed in leadership and how to conduct yourself in the workplace." -- JOSEPH A. BARONE, PharmD, FCCP, Acting Dean and Professor II,Rutgers University, Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy "The pragmatic advice Barbara offers is sure to meaningfully help people be more confident and effective in multiple business situations." -- ELIZABETH WALKER, Vice President, Global Talent Management, Campbell Soup Company “Readable, well-organized . . . presents practical, sound advice on the most common situations involving business etiquette: communication, body language, dress, dining, telephone, and cell phone use, making presentations, job interviewing, and many other essentials. Recommended. All business collections and readership levels.” -- CHOICE
QuickBooks 2013 by
Publication Date: 2012-10-22
This full-color, step-by-step guide to QuickBooks 2013 is the fastest, easiest way to master all the important features of the bestselling small business financial software. Get up and running on QuickBooks 2013 right away--the QuickSteps way. Full-color screenshots on every page with clear instructions make it easy to work with the new interface and start using the latest release of the leading small business financial software. Follow along and learn how to simplify bookkeeping, process invoices, manage payroll, track inventory, run reports, organize tax information, and much more. You'll also learn how to use the new and improved features, such as the new Icon Bar, new tabs, and the enhanced Navigator. This practical, fast-paced guide gets you started in no time! The unique, oblong layout of the QuickSteps series mimics your computer screen, displays graphics and explanations side by side, and lays flat so you can easily refer to the book while working on your computer. Use these handy guideposts: Shortcuts for accomplishing common tasks Need-to-know facts in concise narrative Helpful reminders or alternate ways of doing things Bonus information related to the topic being covered Errors and pitfalls to avoid
Publication Date: 2012-04-16
From the earliest engineers such as Archimedes and Hero of Alexandria, heroes of the Industrial Revolution like Eli Whitney and Alessandro Volta, and pioneers of the Modern Age with Henry Ford and Wernher von Braun, Engineers looks at more than eighty of the world's greatest engineers — who they were, what they did, and how their projects shaped the course of human history. The only book to feature engineers from every era of human history and all disciplines of engineering — from civil engineering to space flight — Engineers includes original drawings and specially commissioned photography to help illuminate the stories behind the great milestones of engineering. From aqueducts to bridges, monuments to buildings, and engines to motion pictures, Engineers will appeal to readers of all ages who are interested in the power of the pioneering mind.
The Film Book by
Publication Date: 2011-10-31
A comprehensive, fun-to-browse, and easy-to-use source of everything you want to know about the movies and the people behind them, The Film Book is a unique treasure trove of a guide that will appeal to anyone who loves movies. From the history of the art form to techniques, and then the films themselves, The Film Book provides an overview of cinematic styles and genres; the industry's greatest and most influential directors, and their key works; as well as looking at filmmaking around the world, from Hollywood to Bollywood.
A Manager's Guide to Motivating Employees by
Publication Date: 2011-11-08
Smart managers know an important part of the job is to motivate employees. The best way to achieve this is to create a motivational environment-one in which workers themselves share the responsibility for building a dynamic workplace in which everyone consistently and enthusiastically contributes to the success of the organization. Manager's Guide to Motivating Employees is the perfect primer for managers seeking to create a work-force that lives and breathes motivation. Learn how to: Encourage entrepreneurial thinking Link motivation to performance Inspire employees to accept responsibility for their motivation Build trusting relationships with your people Fight against "de-motivators" Briefcase Books, written specifically for today's busy manager, feature eye-catching icons, checklists, and sidebars to guide managers step-by-step through everyday workplace situations. Look for these innovative design features to help you navigate through each page: Clear definitions of key terms and concepts Tactics and strategies for motivating employees Tips for executing the tactics in the book Practical advice for minimizing the possibility of error Warning signs for when things are about to go wrong Examples of successful motivation tactics Specific planning procedures, tactics, and hands-on techniques Book jacket.
A Nation in the Red by
Publication Date: 2013-10-23
Our government debt is rising every day. Our population is shifting as more people retire and fewer are able to find work. Our social programs, including the Affordable Care Act, are only adding to our financial burden, andrising taxes are hindering economic growth. We are a nation in the red. A powerful wake-up call to leaders, investors, and citizens, this brilliantly researched book reveals the surprising truth about our national debt--and what we can do about it. You'll learn: How reckless spending by Congress has created a debt trap How Obamacare will negatively affect health care costs and our economy How Social Security really works--and why it's unsustainable in its current form How changing interest rates could spell disaster for the United States What America can learn from Europe's economic woes What could happen if the United States defaults on its loans What our government needs to do now to save us from collapse What you can do to protect yourself and your family Written in clear, concise language and backed with ample data and sometimes shocking facts, A Nation in the Red presents a reasoned, straightforward approach to one of the most controversial issues of our time. You'lldiscover the fascinating psychological reasons that have helped create our debt trap, the staggering price of FDR's New Deal and LBJ's Great Society, and the real cost of entitlement programs like Medicare, Social Security, andwelfare. You'll learn about the 2,200 federal programs that we're all paying for--and the truth about Bush-era tax cuts versus Obama's tax hikes. You'll also discover how the five most obvious ways to reduce debt may--or may not--be the solution to our country's problems. And most importantly, you'll learn how to protect your own wealth from the next financial crisis. ADVANCE PRAISE FOR A NATION IN THE RED "A Nation in the Red is the best-researched and most understandable explanation of how the United States put itself in the untenable debt position it is in today. Murray Holland has an extraordinary comprehension of the economic, currency, legal, and business problems facing this country. He has the knowledge to understand the extent of our problems and the wisdom to advise how to get out of the government debt trap." -- Christopher Mahoney, retired Vice Chairman, Moody's Investors Service "A Nation in the Red is a must read to get a vivid picture of where our country is on the slippery slope to financial disaster and what must be done to reverse this fatal direction, creating a path to recovery and a promising future." -- Jeff Heller, retired President and Chief Operating Officer, Electronic Data Systems Corporation "Murray Holland has an uncanny sense for business management, finance, and markets, both domestically and internationally. If he speaks, listen. There is nobody better than Murray Holland when it comes to prognosticatingfinance and business matters. His vision has consistently--in some cases unfortunately--been right." -- John Waller, Chairman, Waller Capital Corporation "A Nation in the Red is a complete, sophisticated review of all the economic, business, and currency issues we are facing now that the United States has one of the worst debt problems in the world. Murray Holland accurately analyzes our very few options for how we can get out of the trap our government has put us in. Read it!" -- Ray Washburne, Finance Chairman,Republican National Committee
Instagram Power by
Publication Date: 2013-09-17
CREATE A PICTURE-PERFECT Instagram MARKETING STRATEGY If you're not using Instagram to your advantage, you have to start now. Instagram is the hottest social media site today: Two years after its launch, the number of itsdaily mobile users surpassed that of Twitter. Then Facebook purchased it for a billion dollars--and it took the world by storm. Instagram Power provides everything you need to grab customers on the world's most popular photo-sharing site. This guide covers it all--from setting up an accountto promoting a brand to integrating the photo-sharing app into an existing marketing strategy. Learn how to: CREATE THE MOST EFFECTIVE IMAGE FOR YOUR NEEDS IDENTIFY PROSPECTIVE CUSTOMERS WITH HASHTAGS DEVELOP A MARKETING PLAN TAILORED FOR THE SITE LAUNCH A NEW PRODUCT CREATE A MINI SOCIAL NETWORK OF CUSTOMERS ON INSTAGRAM TRACK AND MEASURE YOUR EFFORTS
Islam - An Introduction by
Publication Date: 2010-10-12
American Home Landscapes by
Publication Date: 2013-05-07
While there's no shortage of information on restoring and maintaining the historical integrity of period homes, until now there has been no authoritative reference that provides comparable information for landscapes. American Home Landscapes is a comprehensive, fully illustrated guide to recreating nearly 400 years of historical landscape design and adapting them to modern needs. You will first learn how to research design elements for a particular property. Each of the following chapters focuses on the design characteristics of six well-defined historical periods, beginning with the Colonial period and ending with the last decades of the twentieth century. Each section features the most prominent landscape features of each era, such as paths, driveways, fences, hedges, seating, and accessories. Extensive bibliographic resources and historically accurate plant lists round out the text. Whether the goal is to create a meticulously accurate period landscape or simply to evoke the look of a bygone era, you'll find the tools you need in American Home Landscapes.