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The Everything Parent's Guide to Common Core ELA, Grades 6-8: Understand the New English Standards to Help Your Child Learn and Succeed

Jill Mountain · Adams Media
Format: Print book

Take the mystery out of Common Core ELA!If you are a parent struggling to understand the new Common Core English Language Arts standards for your child, you're not alone. Even though the Common Core ELA has been adopted by 45 states across the nation, if you're accustomed to traditional...
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Science and the City: The Mechanics Behind the Metropolis

Laurie Winkless · Bloomsbury SIGMA
Pages: 304
Format: Print book

Science is secretly at work behind the scenes of major cities of the world and will continue to be so. Technological advances in fields as diverse as quantum mechanics, electronics, and nanotechnology are proving increasingly important to city life, and the urban world will turn to science...
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Understanding Mass Incarceration: A People's Guide to the Key Civil Rights Struggle of Our Time

James Kilgore · New Press
Pages: 272
Format: Paperback

We all know that orange is the new black and mass incarceration is the new Jim Crow, but how much do we actually know about the structure, goals, and impact of our criminal justice system? Understanding Mass Incarceration offers the first comprehensive overview of the incarceration apparatus...
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Law and Disorder: Absurdly Funny Moments from the Courts

Charles M. Sevilla · W. W. Norton & Company; 1 edition
Format: Paperback

More hilarious, unbelievable-but-true stories from our nations courts, from the author of Disorder in the Court and Disorderly Conduct. Charles M. Sevilla finds comic gems in court transcripts and now brings readers a delightful, all-new collection. Starting with a chapter on the defendants...
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What Your Third Grader Needs to Know

E.D. Hirsch Jr. · Bantam
Pages: 528
Format: Print book

Give your child a smart start with the revised and updated What Your Third Grader Needs to Know What should your child learn in the third grade? How can you help him or her at home? This book answers these important questions and more, offering the specific shared knowledge that thousands...
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102 Top Picks for Homeschool Curriculum

Cathy Duffy · Grove Publishing; 2015 edition
Format: Print book

102 Top Picks makes it easy for home educators to select the right curriculum for each family situation and each child's learning style. Widely-recognized curriculum expert Cathy Duffy walks you through the curriculum selection process: goal setting, figuring out which educational approach...
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Complete guide to making your own wine at home : everything you need to know explained simply.

John N Peragine · Atlantic Publishing
Format: Paperback

Newly updated in 2015 and packed with pertinent information, this book walks every potential winemaker through every process necessary in creating and enjoying wine from the comfort of your own home. From the basics of distillation to the ingredients used, homemade wine can be on your table...
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A Beginner's Guide to 3D Printing: 14 Simple Toy Designs to Get You Started

Mike Rigsby · Chicago Review Press
Format: Book

3D printers have revolutionized the worlds of manufacturing, design, and art. But how does a person with little or no computer design experience create an object to print? The best way to learn is through hands-on experience. Professional engineer Mike Rigsby leads readers step-by-step...
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How to File for Chapter 7 Bankruptcy

Stephen Elias · NOLO
Pages: 440
Format: Paperback

If you have more debt than you can possibly pay off, the bankruptcy system is there to help -- and with How to File for Chapter 7 Bankruptcy, you'll find the clear and user-friendly information, advice, and step-by-step instructions you'll need to get through the entire process....
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Stand Your Ground: A History of America's Love Affair with Lethal Self-Defense

Caroline E Light · Beacon Press
Pages: 248
Format: Print book

A history of America's Stand Your Ground gun laws, from Reconstruction to Trayvon MartinIn the aftermath of the 2012 shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School, conservative legislators and school administrators shocked some observers when they proposed armed "public school patrols"...
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Get into Any College: Secrets of Harvard Students

Gen S Tanabe · SuperCollege
Pages: 272
Format: Print book

Based on the real-life experiences of students who were admitted to the United States' most prestigious universities, this guide provides proven strategies to get into and pay for any college. Detailing what high school students - from freshmen to seniors - can do to prepare, this updated...
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Help Your Kids with Study Skills

Carol Vorderman · DK Publishing
Pages: 256
Format: Print book

Help Your Kids with Study Skills is a unique step-by-step visual guide with invaluable advice on how to support your child's classwork, homework, and revision, with effective study methods that suit a range of learning styles for the third grade level and beyond.From exploring your child's...
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The Glass Cage: Automation and Us

Nicholas Carr · W. W. Norton & Company; 1 edition
Format: Hardcover

In The Glass Cage, best-selling author Nicholas Carr digs behind the headlines about factory robots and self-driving cars, wearable computers and digitized medicine, as he explores the hidden costs of granting software dominion over our work and our leisure and reveals something we already...
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Bridge to Brilliance : How One Principal in a Tough Community Is Inspiring the World

Nadia Lopez · Viking
Pages: 288
Format: Print book

"The story of Mott Hall Bridges Academy is the story of American education. Nadia Lopez . . . must be a principal, a mentor, and sometimes a mother. I hope that you're as impressed by her dedication to these kids as I've been." - Brandon Stanton, #1 New York Times bestselling...
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Obtaining A Criminal Pardon: Clear Your Name Legally

Christopher Guly · Self-Counsel Press, Inc.; Pap/Psc edition
Format: Print book

Hundreds of thousands of people have criminal records that need not impede their ability to work, travel and thrive. But the process of gaining a full pardon of your record can be a challenging and intimidating one. Legal journalist Christopher Guly provides a step-by-step guide to clear...
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Every landlord's legal guide

Marcia Stewart; Ralph E Warner; Janet Portman · Nolo
Format:  Print book : English : Thirteenth editionView all editions and formats

Every Landlord's Legal Guide gives landlords the legal and practical solutions they need to rent residential property right. From move-in to move-out, this book covers a wide range of issues, including fair housing, repairs, sublets, screening for good tenants, and environmental hazards...
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Estate Planning Basics

Denis Clifford Attorney · NOLO
Pages: 232
Format: Paperback

This book provides concise, straightforward, and easy to read information about the major components of estate planning €" without going into endless detail about arcane options that apply only to the wealthy. Topics include: choosing beneficiaries estate planning by parents with...
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eGFI - Engineering, Go For It

American Society for Engineering Education. · American Society for Engineering Education
Pages: 40
Format: Print book

What do the blockbuster movie Avatar, high-performance sports gear, the Angry Birds phone app, and pollution-eating bacteria have in common? They are among a host of fascinating innovations developed by engineers and featured in the newest edition of the American Society for Engineering...
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The Dairy Goat Handbook: For Backyard, Homestead, and Small Farm

Ann Starbard · Voyageur Press
Format: Print book

The Dairy Goat Handbook explains everything goat keepers need to know about their animals, from the best ways to keep them healthy to methods for making delicious goat cheese.The Dairy Goat Handbook is a guidebook for those who would like to raise dairy goats - or dream of raising dairy...
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Barron's PCAT : Pharmacy College Admission Test

Marie A Chisholm-Burns; Alan Wolfgang ; Christina Spive · Barron's
Pages: 400
Format:  Book : English : 6th edition

Updated to prepare pharmacy college applicants for success on the PCAT, this manual presents two full-length practice tests with questions answered and explained. Also included are reviews of all test topics with additional practice questions and answers. The test topics are: college-level...
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Raising Chickens For Dummies

Kimberly Willis · For Dummies
Pages: 432
Format: Paperback

Your hands-on guide to modern chicken-raising methods Thinking about raising chickens? You've come to the right place! This new edition of Raising Chickens For Dummies provides the most up-to-date, thorough information on the many aspects of keeping chickens in your backyard. Inside, you'll...
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The Death and Life of the Great American School System: How Testing and Choice Are Undermining Education

Diane Ravitch · Basic Books
Pages: 400
Format: Print book

A passionate plea to preserve and renew public education, The Death and Life of the Great American School System is a radical change of heart from one of America's best-known education experts.Diane Ravitch - former assistant secretary of education and a leader in the drive to create...
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U.S. Immigration Made Easy

Ilona Bray J.D. · NOLO; Seventeenth Edition edition
Format: Print book

Ready to move to the USA? Here's the insider's guide you need! Want to live, work or travel in the United States? U.S. Immigration Made Easy has helped tens of thousands of people get a visa, green card or other immigration status. You'll learn: whether you and your family...
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The Perfect Score Project: Uncovering the Secrets of the SAT

Debbie Stier · Harmony
Format: Hardcover

The Perfect Score Project is an indispensable guide to acing the SAT – as well as the affecting story of a single mom’s quest to light a fire under her teenage son. It all began as an attempt by Debbie Stier to help her high-school age son, Ethan, who would shortly be studying...
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Chapter 13 Bankruptcy: Keep Your Property & Repay Debts Over Time

Stephen Elias · NOLO
Pages: 401
Format: Paperback

This plain-English guide to decide if Chapter 13 is right for you and to learn how to keep valuable property and discharge your unsecured debts. Chapter 13 legal concepts, procedures, and monetary calculations can be tricky. Nolo's Chapter 13 Bankruptcy breaks down the Chapter 13 process...
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Kitchen Creamery: Making Yogurt, Butter & Cheese at Home

Louella Hill · Chronicle Books,
Pages: 256
Format: Print book

As the DIY movement continues to gain momentum, it's no wonder home cheesemaking is the next hot topic. And from cheesemaking authority and teacher Louella Hill comes an education so timely and inspiring that every cheese lover and cheesemonger, from novice to professional, will have...
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Beyond Human: How Cutting-Edge Science Is Extending Our Lives

Eve Herold · St Martin'S Press
Pages: 304
Format: Print book

Never before in the history of medicine has mankind faced such hope and peril as those of us poised to embrace the radical medical technologies of today. Beyond Human examines the medical technologies taking shape at the nexus of computing, microelectronics, engineering, nanotechnology,...
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Will College Pay Off?: A Guide to the Most Important Financial Decision You'll Ever Make

Peter Cappelli · PublicAffairs
Pages: 215
Format: Print book

The decision of whether to go to college, or where, is hampered by poor information and inadequate understanding of the financial risk involved.Adding to the confusion, the same degree can cost dramatically different amounts for different people. A barrage of advertising offers new degrees...
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Data-ism: The Revolution Transforming Decision Making, Consumer Behavior, and Almost Everything Else

Steve Lohr · HarperCollins
Pages: 256
Format: Hardcover

Steve Lohr, a technology reporter for the New York Times, chronicles the rise of Big Data, addressing cutting-edge business strategies and examining the dark side of a data-driven world.Coal, iron ore, and oil were the key productive assets that fueled the Industrial Revolution. Today,...
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Answering the Call: An Autobiography of the Modern Struggle to End Racial Discrimination in America

Nathaniel R Jones · The New Press
Pages: 416
Format: Print book

Answering the Call is an extraordinary eyewitness account from an unsung hero of the battle for racial equality in America - a battle that, far from ending with the great victories of the civil rights era, saw some of its signal achievements in the desegregation fights of the 1970s and its most...
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Excellent Sheep: The Miseducation of the American Elite and the Way to a Meaningful Life

William Deresiewicz · Simon & Schuster
Pages: 245
Format: Hardcover

A groundbreaking manifesto for people searching for the kind of insight on leading, thinking, and living that elite schools should be - but aren't - providing.As a professor at Yale, Bill Deresiewicz saw something that troubled him deeply. His students, some of the nation's brightest...
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Legal Guide for Starting & Running a Small Business

Fred S. Steingold Attorney · NOLO
Pages: 456
Format: Paperback

The all-in-one business law book When you run a small business, legal questions crop up almost on a daily basis. Ignoring them can threaten your enterprise - but hiring a lawyer to help with routine issues can devastate the bottom line. Fortunately, you have a better alternative. Legal...
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Wonderland: How Play Made the Modern World

Steven Johnson · Riverhead Books
Pages: 336
Format: Print book

From the New York Times-bestselling author of How We Got to Now and Where Good Ideas Come From, a look at the world-changing innovations we made while keeping ourselves entertained. This lushly illustrated history of popular entertainment takes a long-zoom approach, contending that the pursuit...
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Machines of Loving Grace: The Quest for Common Ground Between Humans and Robots

John Markoff · ECCO
Pages: 378
Format: Print book

As robots are increasingly integrated into modern society - on the battlefield and the road, in business, education, and health - Pulitzer-Prize-winning New York Times science writer John Markoff searches for an answer to one of the most important questions of our age: will these machines...
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Make Your Own Living Trust

Denis Clifford Attorney · NOLO; Twelfth edition edition
Format: Print book

Living trusts simplified! Protect your family and avoid probate with this bestselling guide Death may be inevitable, but probate doesn't have to be. By creating a living trust, your property will bypass lengthy and expensive probate proceedings and go directly to the people you've...
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New Bankruptcy, The: Will It Work for You?

Stephen Elias Attorney · NOLO
Pages: 408
Format: Paperback

Choose the best bankruptcy option Is bankruptcy right for you? It's tough to know on your own. Here, you'll find clear-cut answers, worksheets and strategies to help you figure out whether bankruptcy is the best solution for your debt problems. Find out: Whether you qualify for Chapter...
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Beyond Earth: Our Path to a New Home in the Planets

Charles P Wohlforth · Pantheon Books
Pages: 320
Format: Print book

From a leading planetary scientist and an award-winning science writer: a propulsive account of the developments and initiatives that have transformed the dream of space colonization into something that may well be achievable.We are at the cusp of a golden age in space science, as increasingly...
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Beginner's Guide to Reading Schematics, Third Edition

Stan Gibilisco · McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
Pages: 192
Format: Paperback

Translate schematic diagrams into today's cutting-edge electronics Navigate the roadmaps of simple electronic circuits and complex systems with help from an experienced engineer. With all-new art and demo circuits you can build, this hands-on, illustrated guide explains how to understand...
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The Homeschooling Handbook: How to Make Homeschooling Simple, Affordable, Fun, and Effective

Lorilee Lippincott · Skyhorse Publishing
Format: Print book

The mere thought of homeschooling can be overwhelming. What curriculum do I choose? What if we cant afford all the books? How do I schedule our time? Will my children become socially awkward recluses? What if I screw up my kids education?! Lorilee Lippincott, a seasoned homeschooling mom,...
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When the School Says No...How to Get the Yes!: Securing Special Education Services for Your Child

Vaughn Lauer · Jessica Kingsley
Pages: 328
Format: Paperback

When planning a child's Individualized Education Program (IEP), it is vital that parents and educators are involved in collaborative decision making. This book offers parents of children with autism and other disabilities a unique way of approaching and tackling the problems that can arise...
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Getting Ready for College, Careers, and the Common Core: What Every Educator Needs to Know

David T. Conley · Jossey-Bass; 1 edition
Format: Hardcover

Create programs that prepare students for college, careers, and the new and challenging assessments of the Common Core State StandardsWritten for all educators but with an emphasis on those at the secondary level, this important resource shows how to develop programs that truly prepare...
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The Perfection of the Paper Clip: Curious Tales of Invention, Accidental Genius, and Stationery Obsession

James Ward · Touchstone
Format: Hardcover

This wonderfully quirky book will change the way you look at your desk forever with stories of accidental genius, bitter rivalries, and an appreciation for everyday objects, like the humble but perfectly designed paper clip and the utilitarian, irreplaceable pencil.How many of humanity's...
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The Well-Educated Mind: A Guide to the Classical Education You Never Had

Susan Wise Bauer · W. W. Norton & Company
Pages: 480
Format: Print book

The enduring and engaging guide to educating yourself in the classical tradition.Have you lost the art of reading for pleasure? Are there books you know you should read but haven't because they seem too daunting? In The Well-Educated Mind, Susan Wise Bauer provides a welcome and encouraging...
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How to Make a Spaceship: A Band of Renegades, an Epic Race, and the Birth of Private Spaceflight

Julian Guthrie · Penguin Books
Pages: 448
Format: Print book

The historic race that reawakened the promise of manned spaceflight Alone in a Spartan black cockpit, test pilot Mike Melvill rocketed toward space. He had eighty seconds to exceed the speed of sound and begin the climb to a target no civilian pilot had ever reached. He might not make it back...
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On the Same Track: How Schools Can Join the Twenty-First-Century Struggle against Resegregation

Carol Corbett Burris · Simmons College/Beacon Press,
Pages: 197
Format: Print book

A public school principal's account of the courageous leaders who have dismantled the tracking systems in their schools in order to desegregate classrooms What would happen if a school eliminated the "tracks" that rank students based on their perceived intellectual abilities?...
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The Complete Guide to Making Cheese, Butter, and Yogurt at Home: Everything You Need to Know Explained Simply

Richard Helweg · Atlantic Publishing Group Inc.; 2 Revised edition

Since the earliest human civilizations in the west, milk has been gathered from domesticated animals such as the goat, sheep, and cow to create a wide variety of high protein and tasty foods including cheese, butter, and yogurt. With more than 3,000 kinds of cheese registered to the FDA and dozens...
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The Everything Parent's Guide to Common Core ELA, Grades K-5: Understand the New English Standards to Help Your Child Learn and Succeed

Felicia Durden EdD · Adams Media
Format: Print book

Take the mystery out of Common Core ELA!Designed to be a set of national educational standards, the Common Core has been adopted by 45 states across the nation. But if you're accustomed to traditional English courses, you may be having a hard time understanding what your kids are bringing...
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On Your Case: A Comprehensive, Compassionate

Lisa Green · William Morrow
Format: Hardcover

Television legal analyst and attorney Lisa Green offers something new: a witty, direct and empowering legal guide for women, filled with accessible information they can employ to understand and respond to common legal issues throughout their lives, from dating, marriage, and kids to jobs,...
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Idiot's Guides: the Common Core Standards

DK · Alpha
Format: Print book

In an effort to ensure that all U.S. students are equally prepared for college and careers, new academic standards for Kindergarten through 12th grade have been established and adopted by nearly every state. Idiot's Guides: The Common Core Standards helps parents, students, teachers,...
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Credit Repair: Make a Plan, Improve Your Credit, Avoid Scams

Robin Leonard J.D. · NOLO
Pages: 464
Format: Paperback

When debts pile up, it can be impossible to see a way out. And in the meantime, the consequences pile up. Let the sensible strategies in Credit Repair help you take control, clean up your credit report, and live debt-free. assess your debt situation correct errors and improve your credit...
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Teach Yourself Electricity and Electronics, 6th Edition

Stan Gibilisco · Mcgraw-Hill Education
Pages: 800
Format: Print book

Learn electricity and electronics fundamentals and applications -- all without taking a formal course This fully updated guide offers practical, easy-to-follow instruction on electricity and electronics. Written by a pair of experienced instructors, Teach Yourself Electricity and Electronics,...
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Trustee's Legal Companion, The: A Step-by-Step Guide to Administering a Living Trust

Liza Weiman Hanks · Nolo
Pages: 399
Format: Print book

You're the trustee. Now What? Serving as the trustee of a living trust after someone has died can be a big task - and you probably wonder just where you're supposed to start. The Trustee's Legal Companion contains the help you need to get organized, get moving, and do a good...
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The Everything Guide To Homeschooling: All You Need to Create the Best Curriculum and Learning Environment for Your Child

Sherri Linsenbach · Adams Media Corporation
Pages: 304
Format: Paperback

An accessible guide for fun and stress-free homeschooling!When you homeschool your children, you can shape their education according to your own standards, values, and ideas. In The Everything Guide to Homeschooling, homeschooler Sherri Linsenbach provides you with all the information,...
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Everybody's Guide to Small Claims Court

Ralph Warner Attorney · NOLO
Pages: 440
Format: Paperback

You don't need a lawyer to win in small claims court -- you need to know how to prepare and present your own case. Smart preparation for your day in court can make the difference between receiving a check and writing one. Everybody's Guide to Small Claims Court provides the information,...
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BLACK'S LAW DICTIONARY; DELUXE 10TH EDITION

Bryan A Garner · Thomson West; 10 Deluxe edition
Format: Hardcover

The deluxe edition of this law dictionary contains more than 50,000 terms, earliest usage dates for nearly all terms, pronunciation guidance, Latin maxims, and more. For more than a century, Black s Law Dictionary has been the gold standard for the language of law. Today, it s the most...
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The Well-Trained Mind: A Guide to Classical Education at Home

Susan Wise Bauer · W W Norton
Pages: 848
Format: Print book

Is your child getting lost in the system, becoming bored, losing his or her natural eagerness to learn? If so, it may be time to take charge of your child's education -- by doing it yourself.The Well-Trained Mind will instruct you, step by step, on how to give your child an academically...
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Criminal Law Handbook, The: Know Your Rights, Survive the System

Paul Bergman JD · NOLO
Pages: 672
Format: Paperback

The criminal justice system is complicated -- Understand it and your rights Criminal law is full of complex rules and procedures, but this book demystifies them. It explains how the system works, why police, lawyers, and judges do what they do, and -- most important -- the options for suspects,...
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Renters' Rights: The Basics

Janet Portman Attorney · NOLO; Eighth Edition edition
Format: Print book

Handle problems with landlords and roommates The landlord ignores your repair requests. Your roommate is always late with his share of the rent. Your upstairs neighbors party all the time. The landlord won't return your security deposit. How can you deal with these problems - and others...
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Grunt: The Curious Science of Humans at War

Mary Roach · W.W. Norton & Company
Pages: 285
Format: Print book

A New York Times / National Bestseller "America's funniest science writer" (Washington Post) Mary Roach explores the science of keeping human beings intact, awake, sane, uninfected, and uninfested in the bizarre and extreme circumstances of war.Grunt tackles the science behind...
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Craft Beer for the Homebrewer: Recipes from America's Top Brewmasters

Michael Agnew · Motorbooks Intl
Pages: 159
Format: Hardcover

As the craft beer craze continues to sweep the nation, more and more people are deciding to try their hand at creating their own perfect brew. In Craft Beer for the Homebrewer, beer writer and certified cicerone (think sommelier for beer) Michael Agnew merges the passions of consumption...
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The End of College: Creating the Future of Learning and the University of Everywhere

Kevin Carey · Riverhead Books
Pages: 288
Format: Hardcover

From a renowned education writer comes a paradigm-shifting examination of the rapidly changing world of college that every parent, student, educator, and investor needs to understand.Over the span of just nine months in 2011 and 2012, the world's most famous universities and high-powered...
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What Your Fourth Grader Needs to Know

E D Jr Hirsch · Bantam
Pages: 496
Format: Print book

Grade by grade, these groundbreaking and successful books provide a solid foundation in the fundamentals of a good education for first to sixth graders. B & W photographs, linecuts, and maps throughout; two-color printing. "From the Trade Paperback edition."
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The Art of Welding: Featuring Ryan Friedlinghaus of West Coast Customs

William Galvery · Industrial Press
Format: Paperback

Overview Ryan Friedlinghaus, the celebrated guru of automotive customization and host ofWest Coast Customs on Fox Sports read About the Author for more, adds practical knowledge to William Galverys acclaimed welding insight and everyday tips and tricks developed over his long professional...
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A Space Traveler's Guide to the Solar System

Mark Thompson · Pegasus Books
Pages: 272
Format: Hardcover

An eye-opening and provocative tour of our solar system, from one of Britain's celebrated astronomists. Have you ever dreamed of being an astronaut, traveling through the universe on your very own space mission? What would it be like to tour the solar system, visiting the sun and the planets,...
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Leases & Rental Agreements

Marcia Stewart · NOLO
Pages: 240
Format: Paperback

Essential rental forms every landlord needs Looking for a quick way to create the key documents necessary for owning or managing rental property, including a legally valid lease or rental agreement? Leases & Rental Agreements provides the practical and legal information necessary you need....
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Information Doesn't Want to Be Free: Laws for the Internet Age

Cory Doctorow · McSweeney's
Format: Hardcover

In sharply argued, fast-moving chapters, Cory Doctorow's Information Doesn't Want to Be Free takes on the state of copyright and creative success in the digital age. Can small artists still thrive in the Internet era? Can giant record labels avoid alienating their audiences? This...
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Parents Matter: Supporting Your Child with Math in Grades K-8

Regina M Mistretta · Rowman & Littlefield
Pages: 128
Format: Print book

Parents are social factors in children's lives that can positively influence math achievement; and one does not need a degree in math to provide support! What one needs is a guidebook filled with good questions to pose, tips for supporting math thinking and general attitudes about math,...
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Common Core Math For Parents For Dummies with Videos Online

Christopher Danielson · For Dummies; 1 edition
Format: Print book

Help your child succeed with a better understanding of Common Core Math Common Core Math For Parents For Dummies is packed with tools and information to help you promote your child's success in math. The grade-by-grade walk-through brings you up to speed on what your child is learning,...
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