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Birnbaum's Walt Disney World
Wendy Lefkon
0786855487
Sept 2005
Paperback
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General Theory of Employment, Interest, and Money
John Maynard Keynes
0156347113
May 1965
Paperback
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Touching the Void: The True Story of One Man's Miraculous Survival

0060730552


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Book Review
Concise and yet packed with detail, Touching the Void, Joe Simpson's harrowing account of near-death in the Peruvian Andes, is a compact tour de force that wrestles with issues of bravery, friendship, physical endurance, the code of the mountains, and the will to live. Simpson dedicates the book to his climbing partner, Simon Yates, and to "those friends who have gone to the mountains and have not returned." What is it that compels certain individuals to willingly seek out the most inhospitable climate on earth? To risk their lives in an attempt to leave footprints where few or none have gone before? Simpson's vivid narrative of a dangerous climbing expedition will convince even the most die-hard couch potato that such pursuits fall within the realm of the sane. As the author struggles ever higher, readers learn of...


The Interest Group Connection: Electioneering, Lobbying, and Policymaking in Washington

1568029225


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Book Description
Organized interest groups have always played important role in American politics. They organize constituencies affected by what government does -- protecting their rights, defending their interests, and giving them a voice in the political process. This book examines interest group activities in Washington, DC. A fair and comprehensive assessment of the relationship between organized interests and federal policymakers; the book has now been substantially updated and revised in an all-new second edition. Broad in scope, it covers the electoral, legislative, judicial and policy implementation process, as well as interactions between the policymaking institutions. The authors' success in portraying the real nature of interest group politics is enhanced by their first-hand experience of the institutions and practitioners...


The Unofficial Guide to Walt Disney World
Bob Sehlinger
0764583417
Aug 2005
Paperback
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Review
"...I can't think of much this book doesn't cover...I really can't fault this guide, it contains more than enough information for anyone planning to visit Walt Disney World...I'd highly recommend the Unofficial Guide 2006." (www.wdisneyw.co.uk, 28th September 2005)

"....how to spare yourself queuing for hours on end is where this book really comes into it's own..." (The Economist, April 2006)

Book Description
"A Tourist's Best Friend!"
-Chicago Sun-Times

"Indispensable"
-The New York Times

Five Great Features and Benefits offered ONLY by The Unofficial Guide(r):
* Exclusively patented, field-tested touring plans that save as much as four hours of standing in line in a single day
* Tips, advice, and...



The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants
Ann Brashares
0440229707
May 2004
Mass Market Paperback
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Book Review's Best of 2001
They were just a soft, ordinary pair of thrift-shop jeans until the four girls took turns trying them on--four girls, that is, who are close friends, about to be parted for the summer, with very different sizes and builds, not to mention backgrounds and personalities. Yet the pants settle on each girl's hips perfectly, making her look sexy and long-legged and feel confident as a teenager can feel. "These are magical Pants!" they realize, and so they make a pact to share them equally, to mail them back and forth over the summer from wherever they are. Beautiful, distant Lena is going to Greece to be with her grandparents; strong, athletic Bridget is off to soccer camp in Baja, California; hot-tempered Carmen plans to have her divorced father all to herself in South Carolina; and Tibby the rebel will...


The Imagineering Field Guide to Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World
Imagineers
0786855533
Aug 2005
Paperback
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Book Description
The first in a series of pocket-sized paperbacks will answer the question, "What would it be like to walk through the Disney Theme Parks with an Imagineer by your side?" The Imagineering Field Guide to The Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World provides that experience: pointing out details and telling stories, back stories, and Imagineering insights never before heard, condensed into a portable, easily-referenced park guide. You'll never spend time at Walt Disney World the same way again.Each spread contains fascinating textual information and related images (drawings, photos, graphics) such as:


Conflicts of Interest in the Financial Services Industry: What Should We Do About Them (Geneva Reports on the World Economy)

1898128790


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Book Description
In the recent stock market collapse, confidence in the financial industry was shaken by numerous scandals. Beginning with Enron in 2001, scandals brought about the demise of prominent financial figures, damaged the reputation of premiere firms and destroyed the global accounting giant Arthur Andersen. Central to this crisis was the exploitation of conflicts of interest. Research analysts at investment banks were found to be distorting information at the behest of underwriting departments eager to promote new issues. Auditors appeared to sanction misleading accounting in order to gain business for the consulting side of their firms. Policy response in the United States was quick. Large fines were levied and regulators compelled the separation of financial security function, constraining financial conglomerates. ...


The Interesting Narrative and Other Writings (Library of Essential Reading)
Olaudah Equiano
0760773505
December 2005
Paperback
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Free Money for Entrepreneurs
Matthew Lesko
1878346695
Jan 2005
Paperback
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Estates in Land and Future Interests: A Step-by-Step Guide
Linda H. Edwards
0735549524
February 2005
Textbook Paperback
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How to Win Friends & Influence People
Dale Carnegie
0671723650
February 15, 1990
Mass Market Paperback
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Book Review
This grandfather of all people-skills books was first published in 1937. It was an overnight hit, eventually selling 15 million copies. How to Win Friends and Influence People is just as useful today as it was when it was first published, because Dale Carnegie had an understanding of human nature that will never be outdated. Financial success, Carnegie believed, is due 15 percent to professional knowledge and 85 percent to "the ability to express ideas, to assume leadership, and to arouse enthusiasm among people." He teaches these skills through underlying principles of dealing with people so that they feel important and appreciated. He also emphasizes fundamental techniques for handling people without making them feel manipulated. Carnegie says you can make someone want to do what you want them to by seeing the situation from the...


Monthly Interest Amortization Tables
Delphi
0809235641
September 1994
Paperback
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Book Description

Loan amounts of $50 to $300,000. Interest rates of 2% to 25.75%. Terms up to 40 years.



Walking the Bible
Bruce Feiler
0060799048
Nov 2005
Hardcover
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USA Today
"The photos beautifully depict the dramatic land that gave birth to three of the world’s great religions"

Book Description
A beautifully illustrated edition of the New York Times bestseller, timed as a companion to the Fall 2005 PBS series based on Walking the Bible. In 2004, Bruce Feiler reprised the journey through the Holy Land that led to his breakthrough bestseller Walking the Bible--this time he took along a documentary film crew. The result will be a heavily marketed PBS series in Fall 2005 and a lush illustrated book, Walking The Bible: A Photographic Journey.One part adventure story, one part archaeological detective work, one part spiritual exploration, Walking The Bible: A Photographic Journey is a fascinating, unprecedented journey--by foot, jeep, rowboat, and...


Wuthering Heights (Barnes & Noble Classics Series)
Emily Bronte
1593083610
August 2005
Hardcover
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The Devil's Teeth
Susan Casey
080507581X
June 2005
Hardcover
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Book Review
In a post-Jaws/Discovery Channel world, unearthing fresh data on great white sharks is a feat. So credit Susan Casey not just with finding and spotlighting two biologists who have done truly pioneering field research on the beasts but also with following them and their subjects into the heart of one of the most unnatural habitats on Earth: the Farallon Islands. Though just 30 miles due west of San Francisco, the Farallones--nicknamed the Devil's Teeth for their ragged appearance and raging inhospitality--are utterly alien, which may explain why each autumn, packs of great whites return to gorge on the seals and sea lions that gather there before returning to the Pacific and beyond. That Casey, via her biologist buddies Peter Pyle and Scot Anderson, can even report that sharks apparently follow migratory feeding...


Walking the Bible
Bruce Feiler
0060838639
Aug 2005
Paperback
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Book Review
Walking the Bible: A Journey by Land Through the Five Books of Moses is the story of Bruce Feiler's 10,000-mile trek from Mount Ararat to Mount Nebo, undertaken for reasons he did not understand at the outset and accompanied by a companion who was very nearly a stranger. In the book's first chapter, in characteristically understated style, Feiler suggests a viable parallel to his journey: Abraham was not originally the man he became. He was not an Israelite, he was not a Jew. He was not even a believer in God--at least initially. He was a traveler, called by some voice not entirely clear that said: Go, head to this land, walk along this route, and trust what you will find.

Feiler, a fifth-generation American Jew from the South, had felt no particular attachment to the Holy Land. Yet during his journey,...



My Antonia (Barnes & Noble Classics Series)
Willa Cather
1593080247
December 2003
Mass Market Paperback
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Book Description
“No romantic novel ever written in America . . . is one half so beautiful as My Ántonia.”
—H. L. Mencken


Into the Wild
Jon Krakauer
0385486804
January 20, 1997
Paperback
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Book Review
"God, he was a smart kid..." So why did Christopher McCandless trade a bright future--a college education, material comfort, uncommon ability and charm--for death by starvation in an abandoned bus in the woods of Alaska? This is the question that Jon Krakauer's book tries to answer. While it doesn't—cannot—answer the question with certainty, Into the Wild does shed considerable light along the way. Not only about McCandless's "Alaskan odyssey," but also the forces that drive people to drop out of society and test themselves in other ways. Krakauer quotes Wallace Stegner's writing on a young man who similarly disappeared in the Utah desert in the 1930s: "At 18, in a dream, he saw himself ... wandering through the romantic waste places of the world. No man with any of the juices of...


Speak
Laurie Halse Anderson
014131088X
April 2001
Paperback
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Book Review
Since the beginning of the school year, high school freshman Melinda has found that it's been getting harder and harder for her to speak out loud: "My throat is always sore, my lips raw.... Every time I try to talk to my parents or a teacher, I sputter or freeze.... It's like I have some kind of spastic laryngitis." What could have caused Melinda to suddenly fall mute? Could it be due to the fact that no one at school is speaking to her because she called the cops and got everyone busted at the seniors' big end-of-summer party? Or maybe it's because her parents' only form of communication is Post-It notes written on their way out the door to their nine-to-whenever jobs. While Melinda is bothered by these things, deep down she knows the real reason why she's been struck mute...

Laurie Halse Anderson's first novel is a...



Wuthering Heights (Barnes & Noble Classics Series)
Emily Bronte
1593081286
April 2005
Paperback
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Roadfood
Michael Stern
0767922646
Apr 2005
(Paperback) - Revised Ed.
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Review
"America's leading authorities on the culinary delights to be found while driving"
-- Newsweek magazine

Book Description
Roadfood by Jane and Michael Stern is
“a cross-country culinary guide that should be stashed in every food lover’s glove compartment.”—People magazine

Now in its sixth edition, Roadfood has been called “a bible for motorists seeking mouth-watering barbecue or homemade pie” by USA Today. This indispensable guide is bigger and better than ever, covering nearly 600 of the country’s best local eateries from Maine to California. With more than 175 completely new listings and updates of old favorites, the new Roadfood offers an extended tour of the most...


PassPorter Walt Disney World Resort 2006 : The Unique Travel Guide, Planner, Organizer, Journal, and Keepsake! (Passporter Walt Disney World Resort)
Jennifer Marx, et al
1587710277
bound - December 28, 2005
Spiral-bound
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Book Description
Fully updated for 2006, this award-winning travel guide and organizer is now in full color, and includes in-depth coverage of Disney’s 50th anniversary "Happiest Celebration on Earth" events. The four major theme parks — Magic Kingdom, Epcot, Disney-MGM Studios, and Disney’s Animal Kingdom — receive comprehensive coverage with detailed layouts, color fold-out maps, and a concise description of every ride and attraction. Each of the 20 on-site hotels is profiled in exhaustive 4-6 page descriptions with photos and layouts. Candid, personal reviews rate the park’s 250 dining options, from full-service restaurants to casual counter eateries. “KidTips,” “TweenTips,” and “TeenTips” written by the Marx’s 13-year old daughter offer a kid’s...


My Antonia (Barnes & Noble Classics Series)
Willa Cather
1593081847
August 2005
Hardcover
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1001 Natural Wonders
Michael Bright
0764158171
May 2005
Hardcover
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Book Description
Tourists, nature lovers, and even armchair travelers will discover hours of pleasurable reading in this huge compendium of world-famous sites. They’ll also find a wealth of ideas for their next vacation trip. It’s a guide to the most spectacular natural sites—and sights— around the world, from the magnificent Angel Falls in the Venezuelan rain forest to the fiery volcanic Mediterranean island of Stromboli, off the coast of Sicily. Other natural wonders include Glacier Bay, and Mendenhall Glacier in Alaska; Death Valley and Yosemite Park, California; the Rhine Valley in Germany; Mount Blanc in France; Mount Olympus in Greece; Mount Fuji in Japan; Easter Island; and for divers, spectacular places like the Mariana Trench in the Pacific. Here is a virtual circumnavigation of the globe, with each...


Volatility and Correlation : The Perfect Hedger and the Fox (Wiley Finance)
Riccardo Rebonato
0470091398
September 20, 2004
Hardcover
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Book Description
In Volatility and Correlation 2nd edition: The Perfect Hedger and the Fox, Rebonato looks at derivatives pricing from the angle of volatility and correlation. With both practical and theoretical applications, this is a thorough update of the highly successful Volatility & Correlation – with over 80ew or fully reworked material and is a must have both for practitioners and for students.

The new and updated material includes a critical examination of the ‘perfect-replication’ approach to derivatives pricing, with special attention given to exotic options; a thorough analysis of the role of quadratic variation in derivatives pricing and hedging; a discussion of the informational efficiency of markets in commonly-used calibration and hedging practices. Treatment of new...



Power Cards: Using Special Interests to Motivate Children and Youth with Asperger Syndrome and Autism
Elisa Gagnon
1931282013
bound - November 2001
Spiral-bound
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Diane Adreon, Associate Director- Center for Autism, University of Miami
"POWER CARDS capitalizes on the strong interests of individuals with AS to motivate and help them learn."

Kathleen Quill, Ed.D, Director Autism Institute, Essex, MA
"This book uses a powerful learning tool- the power of motivation and building success using the child's wonderful interests."

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Home Buying for Dummies
Eric Tyson, Ray Brown
0764553313
February 2, 2001
Paperback
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Book Review
This may be the best comprehensive guide for home buyers. Home Buying for Dummies is coauthored by Eric Tyson, author of several other books in the For Dummies series, and Ray Brown, a long-time real estate professional. Like other books in the series, this one is an easy and even entertaining read. But it does not gloss over details in pursuit of simplicity. Home Buying for Dummies covers all the bases, providing clear explanations and reasonable judgments on how to select a mortgage, hire a real estate agent, find the right house, and negotiate a good deal. The book goes further than most in providing helpful, specific information. For example, in discussing ways to save money for a future down payment, Home Buying for Dummies even includes the phone numbers for various mutual funds appropriate to different investment time...


A Ready Defense The Best Of Josh Mcdowell
Josh McDowell
0840744196
September 1, 1992
Paperback
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Book Description

Be prepared "in season and out" with this handy reference book of faith. Timely and biblically based, Josh McDowell's work offers defenses in 60 of the most-challenged areas of faith. All in one easy-to-reference volume, this book will strengthen your commitment and help you stand firm against challenges to the truth.


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