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"Analyse, evaluate and apply information to create cohesive arguments. Have you ever received feedback suggesting you need to be more critical in your assignments? Written specifically for students, this friendly guide takes the intimidation out of the topic and provides hands-on, active instruction and exercises to help you apply critical thinking in your academic work to achieve higher grades"--Page [4] of cover.

Critically profiles American military power during Barack Obama's presidency, arguing that the downsizing of armed forces has lowered the nation's defensive capabilities.

"Cure your kids of the entitlement epidemic so they develop happier, more productive attitudes that will carry them into a successful adulthood. Whenever Amy McCready mentions the "entitlement epidemic" to a group of parents, she is inevitably met with eye rolls, nodding heads, and loaded comments about affected children. It seems everywhere one looks there are preschoolers who only behave in the grocery store for a treat, narcissistic teenagers posting selfies across all forms of social media, and adult children living off their parents. Parenting expert Amy McCready reveals in this book that the solution is to help kids develop healthy attitudes in life. By setting up limits with consequences, and training them in responsible behavior and decision-making, parents can rid their homes of the entitlement epidemic and raise confident, resilient, and successful children. Whether parents are starting from scratch with a young toddler or navigating the teen years, they will find in this book proven strategies to effectively quell entitled attitudes in their children"-- Provided by publisher.

Catherine Morland is a young girl with a very active imagination. Her entry into the fashionable social scene in Bath results in an invitation to stay with new friends at Northanger Abbey, but Catherine's naivety and love of sensational novels lead to embarassing and entertaining consequences.

An exploration of the roles flowers play in the production of our foods, spices, medicines, and perfumes--reveals their origins, myriad shapes, colors, textures and scents, bizarre sex lives, and how humans--and the natural world--relate and depend upon them.

After a painful divorce, Maisey Lazarow returns to Fairham, the small island off the North Carolina coast where she grew up. She goes there to heal--and to help her brother, Keith, a deeply troubled man who's asked her to come home. But she refuses to stay in the family house. The last person she wants to see is the wealthy, controlling mother she escaped years ago. Instead, she finds herself living next door to someone else she'd prefer to avoid--Rafe Romero, the wild, reckless boy to whom she lost her virginity at sixteen. He's back on the island, and to her surprise, he's raising a young daughter alone. Maisey's still attracted to him, but her heart's too broken to risk... Then something even more disturbing happens. She discovers a box of photographs that evoke distant memories of a little girl, a child Keith remembers, too. Maisey believes the girl must've been their sister, but their mother claims there was no sister.

Smiley shows you how to launch a career in medical billing and coding. She tells you what's involved, how billing and coding differ, what education and certification you need, how to land a job, and what to expect when you do.

Leads readers through a series of discussions, stories, recommendations, and exercises that will help them gain confidence and achieve goals they never thought possible.

The author explores the link between the essential qualities that make great entrepreneurs tick and what we know about how children learn and grow. Each chapter is devoted to a quality -- including curiosity, inventiveness, optimism, opportunity-seeking, compassion, and service -- and reveals how parents can nurture these qualities.

Carol Starkey is struggling to pick up the pieces of her former life as L.A.'s finest bomb squad technician. Fueled with liberal doses of alcohol and Tagamet, she's doing time as a Detective-2 with LAPD's Criminal Conspiracy Section. Three years have passed since the event that still haunts her: a detonation that killed her partner and lover, scarred her body and soul, and ended her career as a bomb tech. When a seemingly innocuous bomb call explodes into a charred murder scene, Carol catches the case and embarks on an investigation of a series of explosions that reveal chilling intentions. The bombs are designed expressly to kill bomb technicians. Now, as the one tech who survived the deadliest of blasts, Carol is in for the most perilous fight of her life...

"The Cyclist's Bucket List serves as an indispensable, inspirational, and informative guide for every cyclist who dreams of riding in the world's most extraordinary locales"--Dust jacket.

After the deaths of his father and brothers, Harrison Thornwick, the fourth son of an Earl, is ordered by the prince to take Miss Angelina Rule as a bride, a woman who refuses to marry him because her heart belongs to another.

Introduces the major features of the Samsung Galaxy S6 smartphone, covering such topics as texting, accessing the Internet, downloading apps, sharing pictures, playing music and videos, using maps, and maximizing shortcuts.

"After suffering a brain aneurysm and a life-threatening infection, Jessica Fechtor set about cooking and baking to pull herself back together again, fixing what was broken, and living with what couldn't be fixed"--Provided by publisher.

Argues for a return to instinct-driven parenting, debunks parenting myths, and empowers parents to put down the flashcards and follow their instincts.

Lenore Skenazy called down a firestorm of controversy when she wrote a newspaper column about letting her nine-year-old ride alone on the New York City subway. In this plainspoken take on modern parenting, Skenazy offers a commonsense approach to letting kids be kids.

"Stanley and Vera, academically precocious but awkward teenagers, form a bond when they tie for first place in the National Spelling Bee. Though their mothers have big plans for them--Stanley will become a senator, Vera a mathematics professor--neither wants to follow these pre-determined paths. So Stanley hatches a plan to marry Vera in a sham wedding for the cash gifts to pursue his one true love: crossword puzzle construction. In enlisting Vera to marry him, he neglects one variable: she's secretly in love with him, a fact that dooms his plan to disaster. Once he's lost her, Stanley tries to atone for his mistakes and win her back using coded messages in crossword puzzles--but can he find her again before it's too late?"-- Provided by publisher.

Algebra can evoke anxiety in the best of us. Sterling shows you how to get up to speed on exponential functions, conic sections, matricies, and other advanced concepts.

Rob "Gronk" Gronkowski holds nine league-wide records and three Patriots franchise records. His accomplishments include thirty-eight receiving touchdowns in his first three seasons (thirteen more than any other tight end in the NFL) and the 2011 record for most touchdowns made by a tight end, with seventeen receiving and eighteen overall. With a Super Bowl victory under his belt and a nationwide reputation for a personality that? "comedy gold" (CBS Sports), he has continued to win the hearts of fans through his fun-loving attitude. From hamming it up at Super Bowl Media Day, to spicing up interviews with "Gronk-esque" dance moves, to cuddling with kittens in the pages of ESPN The Magazine, to christening a used party bus his ride of choice, Gronk? good humor and playful persona make it seem like other players are "living in black and white, and Gronk is in color" (CBS Sports). But it? not all fun and games. After multiple surgeries on his forearms, ankle, and back, Gronk tore his ACL and MCL, prematurely ending his 2013 season (but not before scoring four touchdowns and 592 receiving yards). His many injuries and subsequent recoveries made his key play in Super Bowl XLIX?hich led to victory and the title of "Comeback Player of the Year"áll the sweeter. Gronk takes fans from the field to the locker room to the VIP room to the talk show green room to his parent? kitchen tableá full tour of the world according to Gronk.

No matter what your business does, the members of your team are the key to unlocking its success. Imagine a bus filled with people who either help or hinder the team's ability to move forward. The distance the bus travels represents the goals and progress of your company. Clark explores strategies and techniques designed to inspire employees and team leaders to work harder and smarter to maximize team performance to take your organization where you want to go.

Anthony Doerr has received many awards -- from the New York Public Library, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the American Library Association. Then came the Rome Prize, one of the most prestigious awards from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, and with it a stipend and a writing studio in Rome for a year. Doerr learned of the award the day he and his wife returned from the hospital with newborn twins. Exquisitely observed, Four Seasons in Rome describes Doerr's varied adventures in one of the most enchanting cities in the world. He reads Pliny, Dante, and Keats -- the chroniclers of Rome who came before him -- and visits the piazzas, temples, and ancient cisterns they describe. He attends the vigil of a dying Pope John Paul II and takes his twins to the Pantheon in December to wait for snow to fall through the oculus. He and his family are embraced by the butchers, grocers, and bakers of the neighborhood, whose clamor of stories and idiosyncratic child-rearing advice is as compelling as the city itself. This intimate and revelatory book is a celebration of Rome, a wondrous look at new parenthood, and a fascinating story of a writer's craft -- the process by which he transforms what he sees and experiences into sentences.

An updated edition of a popular resource includes troubleshooting sections to quickly identify common problems, websites, and phone numbers of bicycle-parts manufacturers.

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