Thomas and Friends Annual 2010

Author: Egmont Books, Limited

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781405246354

Category:

Page: 72

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Packed with stories from the latest TV series, plus puzzles, games, a quiz, colouring and a very useful Thomas Alphabet featuring his friends from A-Z, this annual has everything to entertain pre-schoolers. And as they have fun children will be learning basic concepts like shape, colour and counting, as well as being inspired to take their first steps in reading with the picture rebus story.
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The Best American Crime Reporting 2007

Author: Linda Fairstein,Otto Penzler,Thomas H. Cook

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0061844934

Category: True Crime

Page: 384

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Thieves, liars, killers, and conspirators—it's a criminal world out there, and someone has got to write about it. An eclectic collection of the year's best reportage, The Best American Crime Reporting 2007 brings together the murderers and muscle men, the masterminds, and the mysteries and missteps that make for brilliant stories, told by the aces of the true crime genre. This latest addition to the highly acclaimed series features guest editor Linda Fairstein, the bestselling crime novelist and former chief prosecutor of the Manhattan District Attorney's Office's pioneering Special Victims' Unit.
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Data Quality and Record Linkage Techniques

Author: Thomas N. Herzog,Fritz J. Scheuren,William E. Winkler

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9780387695051

Category: Computers

Page: 234

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This book offers a practical understanding of issues involved in improving data quality through editing, imputation, and record linkage. The first part of the book deals with methods and models, focusing on the Fellegi-Holt edit-imputation model, the Little-Rubin multiple-imputation scheme, and the Fellegi-Sunter record linkage model. The second part presents case studies in which these techniques are applied in a variety of areas, including mortgage guarantee insurance, medical, biomedical, highway safety, and social insurance as well as the construction of list frames and administrative lists. This book offers a mixture of practical advice, mathematical rigor, management insight and philosophy.
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Being Genuine

Stop Being Nice, Start Being Real

Author: Thomas D'Ansembourg

Publisher: PuddleDancer Press

ISBN: 1892005212

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 266

View: 7824

In this English translation of the French bestseller, readers will learn simple, practical skills to step outside of their emotional masks to live a genuine, authentic life. Teaching everyday communication skills to respectfully express true feelings and the power of requesting wants without demands or force, readers learn how to tackle life’s difficult situations and conversations with ease and even excitement. Topics include ideas and advice on how to identify feelings and needs without blaming others, honest and respectful self-expression, facing conflict with ease, and finding balance by staying connected to basic needs.
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Leader Business

Battle-Tested Leadership Strategies for Any Organization

Author: Thomas Henry Magness, IV.

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781533576545

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Page: 252

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Every year, ineffective leadership costs American companies hundreds of millions of dollars in lost revenue, missed opportunities, preventable waste, and poor personnel decisions. How's your leadership? Are you getting the results you need? If not, maybe it's time for some basic training in leadership fundamentals. Drawing on over 25 years of military service, Tom Magness offers lessons learned in one of the world's foremost leadership laboratories: the U.S. Army. From the unforgiving environment of the National Training Center to Ranger training in the Florida swamps to the life-and-death stakes of combat operations in Iraq and Afghanistan, Leader Business examines how executives can use military leadership principles to achieve success in any organization. Leader Business takes the same proven four-step framework the Army uses to develop its leaders and applies it to the business world. You'll learn how to: * Plan an ambitious vision and get employee buy-in. * Prepare your team for "battle" by empowering them to take ACTION. * Execute winning strategies and adapt to changing conditions. * Learn the right lessons from every situation. These are the same battle-tested leadership practices used by the military leaders who earn high marks from the nation they serve. That's the power of Leader Business.
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My Grandfather's Son

A Memoir

Author: Clarence Thomas

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 006056556X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 320

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Provocative, inspiring, and unflinchingly honest, My Grandfather's Son is the story of one of America's most remarkable and controversial leaders, Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, told in his own words. Thomas speaks out, revealing the pieces of his life he holds dear, detailing the suffering and injustices he has overcome, including the acrimonious and polarizing Senate hearing involving a former aide, Anita Hill, and the depression and despair it created in his own life and the lives of those closest to him. In this candid and deeply moving memoir, a quintessential American tale of hardship and grit, Clarence Thomas recounts his astonishing journey for the first time.
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The Little Engine That Could

Author: Watty Piper

Publisher: Grosset & Dunlap

ISBN: 0448487314

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 26

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A classic story now in a lap-book format has been slightly abridged and features the famous illustrations from the original edition that will keep toddlers cheering on the little blue engine as she continues chugging along.
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Alice Waters and Chez Panisse

The Romantic, Impractical, Often Eccentric, Ultimately Brilliant Making of a Food Revolution

Author: Thomas McNamee

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101202084

Category: Cooking

Page: 400

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The first authorized biography of "the mother of American cooking" (The New York Times) This adventurous book charts the origins of the local "market cooking" culture that we all savor today. When Francophile Alice Waters opened Chez Panisse in Berkeley in 1971, few Americans were familiar with goat cheese, cappuccino, or mesclun. But it wasn't long before Waters and her motley coterie of dreamers inspired a new culinary standard incorporating ethics, politics, and the conviction that the best-grown food is also the tastiest. Based on unprecedented access to Waters and her inner circle, this is a truly delicious rags-to-riches saga.
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Richistan

A Journey Through the American Wealth Boom and the Lives of the New Rich

Author: Robert Frank

Publisher: Crown Business

ISBN: 0307409260

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 288

View: 418

The rich have always been different from you and me, but this revealing and funny journey through “Richistan” entertainingly shows that they are more different than ever. Richistanis have 400-foot-yachts, 30,000-square-foot homes, house staffs of more than 100, and their own “arborists.” They’re also different from Old Money, and have torn down blue-blood institutions to build their own shining empire. Richistan is like the best travel writing, full of colorful and interesting stories providing insights into exotic locales. Robert Frank has been loitering on the docks of yacht marinas, pestering his way into charity balls, and schmoozing with real estate agents selling mega-houses to capture the story of the twenty-first century’s nouveau riche: House-training the rich. People with new wealth have to be taught how to act like, well, proper rich people. Just in the nick of time, there’s been a boom in the number of newly trained butlers—“household managers”—who will serve just the right cabernet when a Richistani’s new buddies from Palm Beach stop by. “My boat is bigger than your boat.” Only in Richistan would a 100-foot-boat be considered a dinghy. Personal pleasure craft have started to rival navy destroyers in size and speed. Richistan is also a place where friends make fun of those misers who buy the new girlfriend a mere Mercedes SLK. “You want my money? Prove that you’re helping the needy!” Richistanis are not only consuming like crazy, they’re also shaking up the establishment’s bureaucratic, slow-moving charity network, making lean, results-oriented philanthropy an important new driving force. Move over, Christian Coalition. Richistanis are more Democratic than Republican, “fed up and not going to take it anymore,” and willing to spend millions to get progressive-oriented politicians elected. “My name is Mike and I’m rich.” Think that money is the answer? Think again as Robert Frank explores the emotional complexities of wealth. And, as Robert Frank reveals, there is not one Richistan but three: Lower, Middle, and Upper, each of which has its own levels and distinctions of wealth —the haves and the have-mores. The influence of Richistan and the Richistanis extends well beyond the almost ten million households that make up its population, as the nonstop quest for status and an insatiable demand for luxury goods reshapes the entire American economy. From the Hardcover edition.
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The World Almanac and Book of Facts 2016

Author: Sarah Janssen

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1600572006

Category: Reference

Page: 1008

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Get thousands of facts right at your fingertips with this essential resource The World Almanac® and Book of Facts is America's top-selling reference book of all time, with more than 82 million copies sold. Since 1868, this compendium of information has been the authoritative source for all your entertainment, reference, and learning needs. The 2016 edition of The World Almanac® reviews the events of 2015 and will be your go-to source for any questions on any topic in the upcoming year. Praised as a "treasure trove of political, economic, scientific and educational statistics and information" by The Wall Street Journal, The World Almanac® and Book of Facts will answer all of your trivia needs—from history and sports to geography, pop culture, and much more. Features include: • The Year in Review: The World Almanac® takes a look back at 2015 while providing all the information you'll need in 2016. • 2015—Top 10 News Topics: The editors of The World Almanac® list the top stories that held their attention in 2015. • 2015—Year in Sports: Hundreds of pages of trivia and statistics that are essential for any sports fan, featuring complete coverage of the first College Football Playoff, the Women's World Cup, 2015 World Series, and much more. • 2015—Year in Pictures: Striking full-color images from around the world in 2015, covering news, entertainment, science, and sports. • 2015—Offbeat News Stories: The World Almanac® editors found some of the strangest news stories of the year. • World Almanac® Editors' Picks: Time Capsule: The World Almanac® lists the items that most came to symbolize the year 2015, from news and sports to pop culture. • U.S. Immigration: A Statistical Feature: The World Almanac® covers the historical background, statistics, and legal issues surrounding immigration, giving factual context to one of the hot-button topics of the upcoming election cycle. • World Almanac® Editors' Picks: Most Memorable Super Bowls: On the eve of Super Bowl 50, the editors of The World Almanac® choose the most memorable "big games." • New Employment Statistics: Five years after the peak of the great recession, The World Almanac® takes a look at current and historic data on employment and unemployment, industries generating job growth, and the training and educational paths that lead to careers. • 2016 Election Guide: With a historic number of contenders for the presidential nominations, The World Almanac® provides information that every primary- and general-election voter will need to make an informed decision in 2016, including information on state primaries, campaign fundraising, and the issues voters care about most in 2016. • The World at a Glance: This annual feature of The World Almanac® provides a quick look at the surprising stats and curious facts that define the changing world. • and much more.
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Thomas & Friends: Annual 2019

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781405291149

Category:

Page: 72

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Thomas fans will love the latest annual packed full of stories about their favourite engines, mazes, puzzles, games, lots of colouring plus posters from the new Thomas 2018 film. This is an essential annual this Christmas for every train-mad Thomas fan. Thomas & Friends is a great way to pass on the tradition of Thomas to early readers. Children aged 2 and up will love meeting classic characters such as Percy, James, Gordon, and Toby down on The Fat Controller's railway. Thomas has been teaching children lessons about life and friendship for over 70 years. He ranks alongside other beloved character such as Paddington Bear, Winnie-the-Pooh and Peter Rabbit as an essential part of our literary heritage.
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Contemporary Futurist Thought

Science Fiction, Future Studies, and Theories and Visions of the Future in the Last Century

Author: Thomas Lombardo

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 9781467805957

Category: Education

Page: 472

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Contemporary Futurist Thought describes recent thinking about the future, dealing with both the hopes and the fears expressed in modern times concerning what potentially lies ahead. There are many such hopes and fears perhaps an overpowering number, competing with each other and swirling about in the collective mind of humanity. Psychologist and futurist Tom Lombardo describes this mental universe of inspiring dreams and threatening premonitions regarding the future. The book begins with an in-depth examination of the highly influential literary genre of science fiction, which Dr. Lombardo identifies as the mythology of the future. He next describes the modern academic discipline of future studies which attempts to apply scientific methods and principles to an understanding of the future. Social and technological trends in the twentieth century are then reviewed, setting the stage for an analysis of the great contemporary transformation occurring in our present world. Given the powerful and pervasive changes taking place across the globe and throughout all aspects of human life, the questions arise: Where are we potentially heading and, perhaps more importantly, where should we be heading? The final chapter provides an extensive review of different answers to these questions. Describing theories and approaches that highlight science, technology, culture, human psychology, and religion, among other areas of focus, as well as integrative views which attempt to provide big pictures of all aspects of human life, the book provides a rich and broad overview of contemporary ideas and visions about the future. In the conclusion, Dr. Lombardo assesses and synthesizes these myriad perspectives, proposing a set of key ideas central to understanding the future. This book completes the study of future consciousness begun in its companion volume, The Evolution of Future Consciousness. These two volumes, rich in historical detail and concise observations on the interrelatedness of a wide range of interdisciplinary topics, are a significant contribution to the field of future studies and a valuable resource for educators, consultants, and anyone wishing to explore the significance of thinking about the future.
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Annual Review of Gerontology and Geriatrics, Volume 27, 2007

Biopsychosocial Approaches to Longevity

Author: Leonard W. Poon, PhD, DPhil,Thomas T. Perls, MD, MPH

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN: 9780826115386

Category: Social Science

Page: 296

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Though exceptional human longevity has captured the imagination for millennia, it has been only in the past fifteen years or so that some of the secrets to very long lives are finally giving way to scientific inquiry. Written by an international group of experts, this year's review first considers the methodological and design dilemmas faced in conducting centenarian research. It then offers guidance in locating literature and data sources for primary and secondary information on centenarians and the oldest old. This section includes a list of the world's oldest persons and discusses the difficulties in compiling such a list. The remainder of the review is divided in three sections-the biology and genetics of longevity, the behavioral and social predictors of longevity, and methodological issues in qualitative and anthropologic approaches and the study of the very oldest old, supercentenarians, or those who live to 110 years or more. Data is drawn from studies undertaken among populations in diverse parts of the world.
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Thomas and Friends: Annual 2018

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781405287555

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Page: 72

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Thomas fans will love the latest annual packed full of stories about their favourite engines, mazes, puzzles, games and lots of colouring. Also featuring posters from the new Thomas film Journey Beyond Sodor. An essential annual this Christmas for every train-mad Thomas fan, perfect for young Thomas-lovers ages 2, 3 4 and 5. Thomas & Friends is a great way to pass on the tradition of Thomas to early readers. Children aged 2 and up will love meeting classic characters such as Percy, James, Harold and Toby down on The Fat Controller's railway. Look out for more great Thomas books: My First Thomas Activity Book My First Thomas Railway Stories My First Thomas Colours My First Thomas Numbers
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Rising Tide

The Great Mississippi Flood of 1927 and How It Changed America

Author: John M. Barry

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1416563326

Category: Social Science

Page: 528

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An American epic of science, politics, race, honor, high society, and the Mississippi River, Rising Tide tells the riveting and nearly forgotten story of the greatest natural disaster this country has ever known -- the Mississippi flood of 1927. The river inundated the homes of nearly one million people, helped elect Huey Long governor and made Herbert Hoover president, drove hundreds of thousands of blacks north, and transformed American society and politics forever. A New York Times Notable Book of the Year, winner of the Southern Book Critics Circle Award and the Lillian Smith Award.
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Thomas the Tank Engine

Author: W. Awdry

Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers

ISBN: 0375833730

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 64

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Presents four stories featuring Thomas the tank engine and his friends.
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Haunting Experiences

Ghosts in Contemporary Folklore

Author: Diane Goldstein,Sylvia Grider,Jeannie Banks Thomas

Publisher: University Press of Colorado

ISBN: 0874216818

Category: Social Science

Page: 272

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Ghosts and other supernatural phenomena are widely represented throughout modern culture. They can be found in any number of entertainment, commercial, and other contexts, but popular media or commodified representations of ghosts can be quite different from the beliefs people hold about them, based on tradition or direct experience. Personal belief and cultural tradition on the one hand, and popular and commercial representation on the other, nevertheless continually feed each other. They frequently share space in how people think about the supernatural. In Haunting Experiences, three well-known folklorists seek to broaden the discussion of ghost lore by examining it from a variety of angles in various modern contexts. Diane E. Goldstein, Sylvia Ann Grider, and Jeannie Banks Thomas take ghosts seriously, as they draw on contemporary scholarship that emphasizes both the basis of belief in experience (rather than mere fantasy) and the usefulness of ghost stories. They look closely at the narrative role of such lore in matters such as socialization and gender. And they unravel the complex mix of mass media, commodification, and popular culture that today puts old spirits into new contexts.
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Thomas and Bertie

Author: 아동문학편집부

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780603562754

Category: Thomas the Tank Engine (Fictitious character)

Page: 14

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A set of storybooks.
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Images of Organization

Author: Gareth Morgan

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 1506354726

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 520

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Since its first publication over twenty years ago, Images of Organization has become a classic in the canon of management literature. The book is based on a very simple premise—that all theories of organization and management are based on implicit images or metaphors that stretch our imagination in a way that can create powerful insights, but at the risk of distortion. Gareth Morgan provides a rich and comprehensive resource for exploring the complexity of modern organizations internationally, translating leading-edge theory into leading-edge practice.
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Intermediate Accounting

Author: J. David Spiceland

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Higher Education

ISBN: 0078096480

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 1472

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