The World's Worsts: A Compendium of the Most Ridiculous Feats, Facts, & Fools of All Time

By Les Krantz

A hilarious number of the bottom of the lows – from the worst generals to the dumbest canine, the shortest Hollywood marriages to the main risky golfing classes.

The World's Worsts is the newest compendium of quirky info and vamped–up trivialities from popular culture guru Les Krantz. This pleasing and completely addictive reference faucets into the darkish facet of human nature and the less–than–stellar and maybe top forgotten moments in heritage.

Drew Barrymore makes the Top–10 Shortest big name Marriage checklist TWICE!

#4 Drew Barrymore and Jeremy Thomas – 19 days

#7 Drew Barrymore and Tom eco-friendly – five months

Worst army Leaders

#2 Philip VI of France (1293–1350)

misplaced 4000 (one–third of his strength) to an insignificant a hundred English squaddies within the conflict of Crécy

The World's Dumbest canine

number 1 Afghan Hound

#7 Beagle

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"Evil People": A Comparative Study of Witch Hunts in Swabian Austria and the Electorate of Trier (Studies in Early Modern German History)

By Johannes Dillinger

Inspired through fresh efforts to appreciate the dynamics of the early glossy witch hunt, Johannes Dillinger has produced a robust synthesis in accordance with cautious comparisons. Narrowing his concentration to 2 particular regions―Swabian Austria and the voters of Trier―he presents a nuanced clarification of the way the tensions among nation energy and communalism made up our minds the process witch hunts that claimed over 1,300 lives in 16th- and seventeenth-century Germany. Dillinger reveals that, faraway from representing the centralizing aggression of rising early states opposed to neighborhood cultures, witch hunts have been customarily pushed by way of individuals of the middling and reduce periods in towns and villages, they usually have been stopped basically while early sleek states obtained the ability to regulate their localities.

Situating his learn within the context of a pervasive magical worldview that embraced either orthodox Christianity and folks trust, Dillinger indicates that, from time to time, witch trials themselves have been used as magical tools, designed to dodge threats of forthcoming divine wrath. "Evil People" describes a two-century evolution within which witch hunters who liberally bestowed the label "evil humans" on others become smooth photos of evil themselves.

In the unique German, "Evil People" gained the Friedrich Spee Award as an excellent contribution to the heritage of witchcraft.

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Writing And Selling The Young Adult Novel

By K L Going

Get schooled within the artwork of writing fiction for teens

Writing & promoting the YA Novel deals an entire lesson plan for writing and publishing fiction for teenagers. dependent like an afternoon of highschool, award-winning younger grownup novelist K.L. Going takes her scholars via each degree of YA writing.

Learn how the YA style has built in background type. Toss round rules in the course of health club. Create genuine teenager characters in "English class". Craft convincing plots in the course of Lunch. upload all of it up in Math as you find out about brokers and contracts. alongside the way in which you will find lots of "homework" workouts that will help you hone your talents - in addition to enter from genuine teenager readers.

At the top of your tuition day, you will have the entire wisdom a tender grownup writer must write a publication that speaks to teenager readers - and get it published.

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Professional Application Lifecycle Management with Visual Studio 2012

By Mickey Gousset, Brian Keller, Martin Woodward

The authoritative and well timed consultant to ALM from Microsoft insiders and MVPs

Focused at the newest unencumber of visible Studio, this variation exhibits you ways to take advantage of the appliance Lifecycle administration (ALM) features of visible Studio 2012 to streamline software program layout, improvement, and checking out. Divided into six major elements, this well timed and authoritative name covers staff beginning Server, stakeholder engagement, undertaking administration, structure, software program improvement, and trying out. even if serving as a step by step consultant or a reference for designing software program strategies, this publication bargains a nuts-and-bolts method of utilizing Microsoft's flagship improvement instruments to resolve real-world demanding situations through the program lifecycle.

Coverage includes:

  • INTRODUCTION TO software LIFECYCLE administration WITH visible STUDIO
  • TEAM starting place model CONTROL
  • TEAM origin construct
  • COMMON workforce beginning SERVER
  • AGILE making plans AND TRACKING
  • ANALYZING purposes USING
  • CODE research, CODE METRICS
  • INTRODUCTION TO software program TESTING
  • WEB functionality and cargo TESTING

Professional software Lifecycle administration with visible Studio 2012 bargains a completely revised and up-to-date variation of the top reference booklet on ALM.

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Click & Easy: Clicker Training for Dogs

By Miriam Fields-Babineau

Your gift is a well-behaved dog!

Young and previous, huge and small, pedigreed and mixed-breed, canine reply to clicker education. most popular through many execs, clicker education is a favorable, distinctive, and potent approach to reinforcing stable habit. famous puppy coach Miriam Fields-Babineau explains clicker education innovations step-by-step in order that all puppy proprietors can use the method. even if you must educate your puppy to obey easy instructions, practice tips, compete in functionality activities, or do carrier paintings, clicker education will get effects and complements your courting along with your puppy. targeting real innovations instead of conception and technological know-how, this booklet explains how to:
* Use the three-step trend: trap, click on, reward
* Use a suitable tone of voice and the perfect verbal cues
* comprise visible cues, with feedback for signs for particular actions
* Distraction-proof your puppy, educating him to target you (and the clicker) even if there is plenty of commotion

With real-life examples from the author's reports plus images that illustrate right shape, this e-book gets you and your puppy captivated with training.It's actually rewarding!

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Research Methodology: A Step-by-Step Guide for Beginners

By Ranjit Kumar

Lecturers - request an e-inspection reproduction of this text  or touch your local SAGE consultant to talk about your direction needs.

learn technique: A step-by-step advisor for rookies has been written particularly for people with no earlier adventure of study or learn method. Written in a logical and obtainable variety and offering useful strategies and examples, it breaks the method of designing and doing a study venture into 8 achievable operational steps. The publication courses you thru your venture from starting to finish via supplying functional suggestion on:

  • formulating a study query
  • ethical issues
  • carrying out a literature assessment
  • choosing a learn layout
  • selecting a pattern
  • collecting and analysing qualitative and quantitative information
  • writing a study record.

The e-book is vital analyzing for undergraduate and postgraduate scholars within the social sciences embarking on quantitative or qualitative study projects.

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China in and beyond the Headlines

In the 3rd quantity of this renowned sequence, major specialists supply interesting and unforeseen insights into serious problems with tradition, economic climate, politics, and society in present day China. This global, open air the succeed in of nation keep watch over and both misunderstood or unreported in Western media, profits readability and measurement from the clean insights of a fashionable workforce of activists, investigative reporters, attorneys, students, and tourists, who percentage a typical curiosity in lessening the profound details hole among China and the remainder of the area. In 16 new essays, they tackle such key themes as civil society, consumerism, environmental adversity, ethnic rigidity, the web, felony reform, new media and social networking, nationalist tourism, intercourse and pop culture, in addition the prices of city gigantism to painting the complexity of existence in modern China—and how, more and more, it speaks to the typical event of Americans.

Contributions by: David Bandurski, Susan D. Blum, Timothy Cheek, Gady Epstein, Andrew S. Erickson, Lionel M. Jensen, John Kamm, Wenquing Kang, Katherine Palmer Kaup, Travis Klingberg, Orion A. Lewis, Benjamin L. Liebman, Jonathan S. Noble, Tim Oakes, Jessica C. Teets, Alex L. Wang, and Timothy B. Weston.

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Microsoft Windows 7 On Demand

By Steve Johnson

Need solutions fast? Microsoft home windows 7 on Demand offers these solutions in a visible step by step layout. we are going to convey you precisely what to do via plenty of complete colour illustrations and easy-to-follow instructions.

Inside the Book

·         grasp the home windows 7 person adventure, together with home windows Aero

·         practice rapid Searches to speedy locate documents and programs

·         deal with records and knowledge utilizing home windows 7 courses and computer gadgets

·         Browse the net, look for info, and get rapid updates

·         Use home windows reside necessities to paintings with mail, messages, pictures, and movies

·         safeguard your desktop from web or community intruders

·         Create your personal videos, slide indicates, and DVDs

·         Rip, deal with, and play electronic tune and videos

·         proportion records and media on a HomeGroup or network

·         Set a number of clients and parental controls

·         customise, fine-tune, and administer home windows 7

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Poets Before Homer: Collected Essays on Ancient Literature

"What is the main fascinating and ambitious type of archaeological item from the traditional close to East? ... i'd invite you to contemplate artifacts recovered via archaeology which are ... extra insubstantial even than a lacy papyrus. I discuss with issues made from phrases. i'm really not deliberating texts, precisely, yet to the development blocks of which literary texts are made, to standard metaphors and similes, to standard themes in poetry and prose, to the units of shape and content material that have been the inventory in alternate of poets." this can be from the name essay of this quantity which collects and reprints lots of Delbert R. Hillers's most vital released essays and articles, his lengthy out-of-print Treaty-Curses and the previous testomony Prophets, and 3 formerly unpublished essays, together with the aforementioned "'Poets ahead of Homer': Archaeology and the Western Literary Tradition." Hillers gave the latter because the 1992 William Foxwell Albright Lecture on the Johns Hopkins collage and in it makes use of Ernst Robert Curtius's European Literature and the Latin center Ages, with its "topological" approach, as a version for exploring the connections of the main historic close to jap literatures (including the Bible) to later Western literature. notwithstanding certainly one of his most modern items of writing, "Poets prior to Homer" represents, as Hillers himself famous, a reasonably transparent assertion of what he were doing in a lot of his past scholarship and the amount collects the simplest of this prior scholarship. every one of these essays paintings themselves out from a selected passage, topic, topos, picture, or grammatical factor, and achieve their interpretive vantage element by means of analyzing stated passage, and so forth. relatively, even if in mild of suitable old close to japanese and/or more moderen ecu literary parallels or near to a few extra theoretical curiosity, similar to smooth linguistic conception. Hillers's behavior of brain ran towards the actual, towards the person aspect. His genius if this notice can be utilized used to be in his skill to grab upon one element of a few better entity, challenge, or subject, to paintings it via, completely and, as usually as now not, decisively, all of the whereas resisting the temptation to take in the bigger, might be un(re)solvable advanced of which the aspect or challenge used to be yet a component. The labored instance is the Hillersian trademark "exemplum via moralisatio" and Poets sooner than Homer collects all of his best. 

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