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The Old Farmer's Almanac 2019
by Old Farmer's Almanac

Language

English

Pages

304

Publication Date

September 04, 2018

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<DIV>America’s oldest and largest farmer’s almanac is back with its famous 80% accurate long-range weather predictions for 2019! As it has been since 1792 when George Washington was still in office, <I>The Old Farmer’s Almanac</I> is jam-packed with gardening advice and charts, notable astronomical events, folklore, humor, contests, husbandry, best fishing days, home remedies, wisdom, recipes, cultural and culinary trends, and more—too much more to mention.<BR /><BR /> Makes a wonderful stocking stuffer and not just because it will fit inside one! The price is modest to begin with, plus it’s a gift that will be read and appreciated all year long!<BR /> Printed in the USA.</DIV>
2019 Farmers' Almanac
by Peter Geiger

Language

English

Pages

300

Publication Date

August 26, 2018

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Ever wonder how we lived without air conditioning? What those codes on egg cartons mean? And most importantly, what the winter weather will be like? We've got answers to these questions and much more that you'll want to file under, "Things You Didn't Know You Needed To Know," like:<br /><br />What state contains 10 volcanoes? How can a lint roller keep your car clean? What did people use before toilet paper?<br /><br />Plus stress-free life-hacks as well as exclusive calendars that provide a year's worth of best days to fish, garden, quit a bad habit, wean a child, and view the planets in our solar system. You'll become a trivia master as this year's edition is filled pages and pages of wit & wisdom- including the history of knock-knock jokes. Learn the secret ingredient of this year's recipe contest, the amazing history of beards, and of course the information that everyone's been waiting for: our exclusive winter weather outlook, along with 16 months of long-range (and amazingly accurate) weather predictions.
The World Almanac and Book of Facts 2019
by World Almanac

Language

English

Pages

1008

Publication Date

December 11, 2018

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Get thousands of fully searchable facts at your fingertips with this essential resource.<BR><BR><i>The World Almanac® and Book of Facts</i> is America's top-selling reference book of all time, with more than 82 million copies sold. For more than 150 years, this compendium of information has been the authoritative source for all your entertainment, reference, and learning needs. The 2019 edition of <i>The World Almanac</i> reviews the events of 2018 and will be your go-to source for questions on any topic in the upcoming year. Praised as a "treasure trove of political, economic, scientific and educational statistics and information" by<i> The Wall Street Journal</i>, <i>The World Almanac and Book of Facts </i>will answer all of your trivia needs on demand—from history and sports to geography, pop culture, and much more.<BR> <BR> Features include:<BR> <ul> <li><b>The World at a Glance: </b>This annual feature of <i>The World Almanac </i>provides a quick look at the surprising stats and curious facts that define the changing world and includes a sneak peek at upcoming milestone celebrity birthdays in 2019.</li> <li><b>Statistical Spotlight: </b>A popular new feature highlights statistics relevant to the biggest stories of the year. These data visualizations provide important context and new perspectives to give readers a fresh angle on important issues. This year’s statistics will spotlight immigration, refugees, and asylum claims; the rising number and historic cost of natural disasters; and the nationwide opioid epidemic.</li> <li><b>2018 Election Results: </b><i>The World Almanac</i> provides a comprehensive look at the entire 2018 election process, including complete Election Day results for House, Senate, and gubernatorial races.</li> <li><b><i>World Almanac</i> Editors' Picks: Senior Moments:</b> With leading athletes like Tom Brady and Serena Williams approaching middle age while still at the top of their game, <i>The World Almanac</i> editors look at the sports world’s most memorable achievements by aging athletes.</li> <li><b>The Year in Review: </b><i>The World Almanac</i> takes a look back at 2018 while providing all the information you'll need in 2019. <ul> <li><b>2018—Top 10 News Topics: </b>The editors of <i>The World Almanac</i> list the top stories that held the world's attention in 2018, covering the U.S. Supreme Court nomination process, historic negotiations with North Korea, a year of #MeToo developments, and much more.</li> <li><b>2018—Year in Sports: </b>Hundreds of pages of trivia and statistics that are essential for any sports fan, featuring complete coverage of the Winter Olympic Games in South Korea, World Cup men's soccer, the World Series, improved MLB player stats, and much more.</li> <li><b>2018—Year in Pictures: </b>Striking full-color images from around the world in 2018, covering news, entertainment, science, and sports.</li> <li><b>2018—Offbeat News Stories: </b><i>The World Almanac</i> editors select some of the most unusual news stories of the year, from the parade commemorating a team’s winless NFL season to the “bananas” lawsuit over a Halloween costume.</li> <li><b><I>World Almanac</I> Editors' Picks: Time Capsule: </b><i>The World Almanac</i> lists the items that most came to symbolize the year 2018, from news and sports to pop culture.</li> </ul> </li> <li><b>Other New Highlights: </b>Brand-new statistics on crime rates for all major U.S. cities, U.S. trade and immigration policies, 2018 tax cuts, DACA recipients, mobile app and tech usage, student loan debt, income inequality, and much more. </li> </ul>
The Witches' Almanac: Issue 38, Spring 2019 to Spring 2020: Anima...
by The Witches' Almanac

Language

English

Pages

208

Publication Date

September 01, 2018

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<DIV><P>Founded in 1971 by Elizabeth Pepper, the long-time art director of <I>Gourmet</I> magazine, <I>The Witches’ Almanac</I> is a witty, literate, and sophisticated publication that appeals to general readers as well as hard-core Wiccans and magicians. On one level, it is a pop reference that will fascinate anyone interested in folklore, mythology, and culture, but on another, it is the most sophisticated and wide-ranging annual guide available today for occultists and mysticism enthusiasts.</P><P>Modeled after the <I>Old Farmers’ Almanac</I>, it includes information related to the annual moon calendar (weather forecasts and horoscopes), as well as legends, rituals, herbal secrets, mystic incantations, interviews, and many a curious tale of good and evil. Although it is an annual publication, only about 15 percent of the content is specific to the date range of each issue.</P><P>The theme of Issue 38 (Spring 2019 to Spring 2020) is Animals: Friends and Familiars. Also included are the following articles: “Beer and Witches,” “Gargoyles,” “Horseshoes,” “Transgender in the Craft,” and “Coefficient of Weirdness, Part 3.” New authors include Sorita d’Este, Lon Milo DuQuette, David Rankine, and Mat Auryn.</P></DIV>
Little Book of Shropshire
by John Shipley

Language

English

Pages

192

Publication Date

June 01, 2015

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The Little Book of Shropshire is an intriguing, fast-paced, fact-packed compendium of places, people, and events in the county, from its earliest origins to the present day. Here you can read about the important contributions Shropshire has made to the history of the nation, and meet some of the great men and women, the eccentrics and the scoundrels with which its history is littered. Packaged in an easily readable "dip-in" format, visitors and locals alike will find something to remind, surprise, amuse, and entertain them in the remarkably engaging little book.
Essential Retirement Planning for Solo Agers: A Retirement and Ag...
by Sara Geber

Language

English

Pages

322

Publication Date

April 15, 2018

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<h3><strong>#1 Amazon Best Seller & Wall Street Journal Best Books of 2018 on Aging Well ─ Over fifty, retiring and childless?</strong></h3><p><strong>Are you among the fifteen million Americans over fifty and childless? Solo aging gracefully and a happy retirement can be yours!</strong></p><p><strong>Baby Boomers retiring:</strong> American Baby boomers are aging and fifteen million of them never had children. Who will take care of them? Unprecedented in U.S. history, this demographic will create challenges for these individuals as well as for society. <em>Essential Retirement Planning for Solo Agers</em> is a passionate exploration of the path ahead for “Solo Agers.” It includes choices in housing, relationships, legal arrangements, finances and more – and urges the solo ager to plan for the future as though their life and well-being depended on it, as author Sara Zeff Geber believes it will!</p><p><strong>Solo Agers aging well:</strong> In <em>Essential Retirement Planning for Solo Agers</em>, Sara Zeff Geber, a Ph.D. in Counseling and Human Behavior and a Certified Retirement Coach, coins the term “Solo Ager” to refer to the segment of society that either does not have adult children or is single and believes they will be on their own as they grow older. However, it’s not just the Solo Ager that can learn from this book. Financial advisors, elder law and estate attorneys, senior care managers, and others whose clientele is on the far side of sixty will benefit as well.</p><p><strong>Retirement and good living:</strong> With a compelling and readable style, Geber takes her readers on a journey, starting with the choice for childlessness and why so many boomers were able to make that decision. She then reviews the role of adult children in an aging parent’s world and suggests ways in which Solo Agers can mitigate the absence of adult children by relationship building and rigorous planning for their future. Geber shares her expertise on what constitutes a fulfilling older life and how Solo Agers can maximize their opportunities for financial security, physical health, meaning and purpose in the second half of life and, finally, planning for the end game.</p><p><strong>Retirement guide:</strong> Through stories and narrative, the author explores housing choices, relationships, and building a support system. You will learn about:</p><ul><li>different levels of care and independence in various types of living arrangements</li><li>how to initiate discussions among friends and relatives about end-of-life treatment</li><li>‘what if’ scenarios</li><li>who to talk to about legal and financial decisions</li></ul><p>Geber's stories of Solo Agers are gleaned from friends and clients in a variety of circumstances. Each one demonstrates decisions and choices these people have made and illustrates the importance of thinking ahead and taking action now.</p><p><em>Essential Retirement Planning for Solo Agers</em> is pragmatic and provocative, but softened with humor. Many of the chapters include worksheets or checklists, encouraging the reader to go beyond imagining and begin his or her own planning for the voyage ahead.</p>
True Crime 2018: Homicide & True Crime Stories of 2018 (Annual Tr...
by , Rebecca Lo

Language

English

Pages

391

Publication Date

January 16, 2019

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Murder, terrorism and mass killings, were prominent in the news for 2018, and in this True Crime Anthology you will find the cases that made international headlines from January to the end of December. An entire year has been included in this book, and as we go into 2019, it’s important to remember not only the shocking events that took place, but also to acknowledge the many that lost their lives at the hands of others this year.<br /><br /><b>The types of cases included are:<br /></b><br /><ul><li>Serial killers</li><li>Family murders</li><li>Mass murders</li><li>School shootings</li><li>Major hacking incidents</li><li>Terrorist Acts</li><li>Cold Cases</li></ul>There have been many advances in technology that has led to the uncovering on many suspects in cold cases, including the identity of the Golden State Killer, a secret that had remained hidden for decades. A number of cold case murders were solved this year, bringing an end to the torture the affected families and the investigators had endured for so many years.<br /><br />Tragically, school shootings were still prevalent, and mass shootings seem to be on the rise. Terrorism struck many corners of the world, in a variety of ways, but results were swifter in identifying perpetrators and taking action. <br /><br /><b>Some of the featured events in this anthology include:<br /></b><br /><ul><li>Marshall County High School Shooting</li><li>The Turpin Family</li><li>Larry Nassar and Harvey Weinstein</li><li>Coincheck Hacking</li><li>Bruce McArthur - Serial Killer</li><li>Atlanta Cyberattack</li><li>International Spy Poisonings</li><li>Scottsdale Spree Killings</li><li>Miles Family Murders</li><li>Murder of XXXTentacion</li><li>Pittsburgh Synagogue Massacre</li><li>Mail Bombing</li></ul>Plus many, many more. If you are a lover of true crime, and want an anthology to add to your collection, this is the book for you. <br /><br />
The ABC's of LGBT+
by Ashley Mardell

Language

English

Pages

190

Publication Date

November 08, 2016

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<h3><strong>#1 Amazon Bestseller! ─ Are you seeking a deeper understanding of gender identity and sexual identity?</strong></h3><p><strong><em>The ABCs of LGBT+</em></strong> is a #1 Bestselling LGBT book and is essential reading for questioning teens, teachers or parents looking for advice, or anyone who wants to learn how to talk about gender identity and sexual identity. In <em>The ABCs of LGBT+</em>, Ashley Mardell, a beloved blogger and YouTube star, answers many of your questions about:</p><ul><li>lgbt and lgbt+</li><li>gender identity</li><li>sexual identity</li><li>teens in a binary world</li><li>the LGBT family</li><li>and more</li></ul><p><strong>Understanding gender identity and sexual identity:</strong> The 21st Century has seen very positive movement for LGBT+ rights. In the last few years the overturning of DOMA, the SCOTUS ruling in favor of the Marriage Equality Act, American transgender politicians elected to office, and landmark moments such as Apple becoming the most valuable company in the world under the leadership of an openly gay CEO have advanced LGBT awareness and understanding. In a world full of LGBT questions, Mardell’s <em>The ABC’s of LGBT+</em> has the answers.</p><p><strong>The trusted voice of Ashley Mardell:</strong> We are living in a post-binary world where gender fluency and awareness of gender identity and a real understanding of our LGBT family is essential. Ashley Mardell, one of the most trusted voices on YouTube, presents a detailed look at all things LGBT+ in this remarkable book. Along with in-depth definitions, personal anecdotes, helpful infographics, resources, and more; Mardell’s LGBT book is proof it does get better every day in a world where people are empowered by information and understanding. In Mardell’s own words, "This book is also for allies and LGBT+ people simply looking to pack in some extra knowledge… a critical part of acceptance. Learning about new identities broadens our understanding of humanity, heightens our empathy, and allows us different, valuable perspectives.”</p>
Ken Jennings's Trivia Almanac: 8,888 Questions in 365 Days
by Ken Jennings

Language

English

Pages

544

Publication Date

January 15, 2008

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Ken Jennings’s Trivia Almanac is the ingeniously organized book where, for a change, the all-time Jeopardy! champ gets to ask the questions–and where every day of the year will give you the chance to test your trivia mettle.<br /><br />For example–February 21: In 1912, on this day, Teddy Roosevelt coined the political phrase “hat in the ring,” so Ken Jennings fires off a series of “ring” questions. What two NFL quarterbacks have four Super Bowl rings each?* What rings are divided by the Cassini Division?** Also on this date, in 1981, the “goth” music scene was born in London, so here’s a quiz on black-clad icons like Darth Vader, Johnny Cash, and Zorro. Do you know the secret identities of Ivanhoe’s Black Knight*** or Men in Black’s Agent M****? <br /><br />In this ultimate book for trivia buffs and other assorted know-it-alls, the 365 entries feature “This Day in History” factoids, trivia quizzes, and questions categorized by Jennings as “Easy,” “Hard,” and “Yeah, Good Luck.” Topics cover every subject under the sun, from paleontology to mixology, sports feats to Bach suites, medieval popes to daytime soaps. This addictive gathering of facts, oddities, devilishly clever quizzes, and other flights of fancy will make each day a fun and intriguing new challenge.<br /><br /><br /><i>From the Hardcover edition.</i>
USAMJC 2019 Mahjong Cards & Mahjongg Hands -- year of the hog/pig...
by USAMAHJONGG CLUB

Language

English

Pages

43

Publication Date

March 13, 2019

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Standard usa-magic [USA MAHJONGG CLUB] scorecards with Mahjong Cards & Mahjongg Hands for American and International games; accepted by all tables for Jokers or Traditional play styles.

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