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The Words of Wine: The Food and Wine Guru's Irreverent Guide
by Stephen Reiss

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English

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May 22, 2017

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A clear, concise and simple explanation of the many words of wine. Brought to you by the Food and Wine Guru, Stephen Reiss, chef, author, wine educator and world traveler, and irreverent industry insider.<br /><br />Gain the confidence to read a wine label, to discuss wine, and to share what you have learned. Never again wonder what that wine label is trying to tell to, look it up!
DAI Dizionario delle abbreviazioni usate in Italia A. 2017. 2a Ed...
by Achille Meloncelli

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Italian

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Publication Date

May 22, 2017

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Elenco in ordine alfabetico delle abbreviazioni usate in Italia inizianti con la lettera A.
Reise Know-How Sprachführer Kisuaheli - Wort für Wort plus Wör...
by Christoph Friedrich

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German

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312

Publication Date

May 22, 2017

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Der bewährte Kauderwelsch Sprachführer, ergänzt durch ein umfangreiches Wörterbuch mit ca. 10.000 Einträgen: Kisuaheli (auch Swahili) wird gegenwärtig von ca. 40 Millionen Menschen im ostafrikanischen Raum gesprochen. Es ist die wichtigste Umgangssprache in Tansania (dort sogar wichtiger als Englisch), Kenia und Uganda, wird aber auch in Ruanda, Burundi und im östlichen Zaire verstanden. Weil Swahili von fast allen Ostafrikanern als erste Fremdsprache erlernt wird, tun Reisende gut daran, sich wenigstens Grundkenntnisse dieser Sprache anzueignen. Man wird sich so in den meisten ostafrikanischen Ländern verständigen können, auch wenn sich hier und da Elemente einheimischer Dialekte und französische Wörter mit dem suahelischen Wortschatz vermischen.<br /><br />Kauderwelsch Sprachführer mit Wörterbuch bieten einen schnellen Einstieg in fremde Sprachen und vermitteln Wissenswertes über Land und Leute. Alle fremdsprachigen Sätze im Buch werden zusätzlich zur sinngemäßen Übersetzung ins Deutsche auch einmal Wort für Wort übersetzt. Dadurch wird das Verständnis für die fremde Sprache erleichtert, und einzelne Wörter lassen sich schnell austauschen. Die Grammatik wird kurz und verständlich erklärt, soweit es für einen einfachen Sprachgebrauch nötig ist. <br /><br />In der PLUS-Reihe wird der bewährte Kauderwelsch Sprachführer durch ein umfangreiches Wörterbuch ergänzt. Die ca. 10.000 ausgewählten Vokabeln sind auf Besonderheiten des Sprachraums und die Bedürfnisse von Reisenden abgestimmt.<br /><br />Kauderwelsch-Bücher sind viel mehr als übliche Reisesprachführer. Ziel ist es, schon nach kurzer Zeit tatsächlich sprechen zu können, wenn auch nicht immer druckreif. <br /><br />Kauderwelsch Sprachführer von Reise Know-How: handlich, alltagstauglich, für über 150 Sprachen.
DAI Dizionario delle abbreviazioni usate in Italia. C. 2017. (Sta...
by Achille Meloncelli

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Italian

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447

Publication Date

May 26, 2017

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Elenco delle abbreviazioni uste in Italia inizianti con la lettera C.
Irish Proverbs and Sayings
by Padraic O'Farrell

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English

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128

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March 31, 2010

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<p>Padraic O'Farrell gathered a rich harvest of wise sayings from the Irish countryside, the lips of great men – such as Shaw, Wilde, Synge and Swift – and the unspoilt fount of Irish folklore and legend. Whenever Irish people congregate, however long removed from a rural environment, gems of wisdom are to be heard in their conversation.</p><br /><p>This appealing new hardback edition will be popular with tourists and locals alike, who are looking for a pithy statement such as:</p><br /><p>* The wrath of God has nothing on the wrath of an Irishman outbid for land, a horse or a woman.</p><br /><p>* A hair on the head is worth two on the brush.</p><br /><p>* The family that has no skeleton in the cupboard has buried it instead.</p><br /><p>* Dead men tell no tales but there's many a thing learned in a wake-house.</p><br /><p>* Put an Irishman on a spit and you'll soon have two Irish men turning him.</p>
Honor's Australasian Cryptic Crossworder's Glossary: For Down-und...
by Dick Honor

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English

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698

Publication Date

May 19, 2017

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This glossary has been put together with the ‘regular’ solver in mind rather than for the expert, and while it’s specifically for cryptic crossworders it will also be of help in solving the ‘quicks’. It is called a glossary because it is a mixture of thesaurus, dictionary and fact book.<br /><br />Australian and New Zealand solvers who have had to rely solely on works from English and American publishers are specially catered for, and inexpensively so in this electronic version. Users will enjoy two search systems - one alphabetical and the other a specific word or phrase search. <br /><br />The entries have come from the author’s experience in running cryptic Crossword courses, from taking note of words from everyday speech, from the media generally and from an 87+ year life in using the Australian language in a range of professions – as a teacher, a naval officer and an international publisher.<br /><br />It’s a solo work prepared over 10 years, firstly for personal use and now for the general benefit of others. At the very least it will add to the value of any other references you use and to your enjoyment of this fascinating art <br />
Financial Terms Dictionary - Real Estate Terminolgy Explained
by , Wesley Crowder

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English

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Publication Date

May 14, 2017

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<b>Understand Real Estate Terms</b><br />This practical financial dictionary for Real Estate terms helps you understand and comprehend most common Real Estate lingo. It was written with an emphasis to quickly grasp the context without using jargon. Each of the 120 Real Estate terms is explained in detail and also gives practical examples.<br /><br />It is based on common usage as practiced by financial professionals. Compiled over the last 3 years from questions and feedback to financial articles published by the Wealth Building Course education program.<br /><br />This book is useful if you are new to business and finance. It includes most accounting terms for businesses, investors and entrepreneurs. It also covers the lingo that was introduced in the financial crisis of 2008 until 2017. With the alphabetical order it makes it quick and easy to find what you are looking for.<br /><br /><b>Example: What is a Chain of Title?</b><br />A chain of title refers to the consecutive historical transfers in a title on a particular piece of real estate property. These chains start with the current owner of the property and trace their way back to the property’s first owner. Reconstructing such a chain can be extremely important when a lender needs complete ownership documentation. Such title documents are generally kept by registry offices with local and municipal governments.<br /><br />The field of real estate places tremendous importance on such a chain of title. Because it can be difficult to construct them, companies have come up with systems to track ownership and registration of real estate property. One of these is the Torrens Title system.<br /><br />Insurance companies in the United States will provide title insurance on a property. They do this using the chain of title on real estate that the owners are transferring. These chains are so important that many title insurance companies will keep their own private title operations to track such titles so they do not have to rely on only official government records. In cases where it is difficult to come up with a complete chain, abstracts of title can be utilized. Attorneys will sometimes certify these.<br /><br />Lack of a clear chain of title has caused significant problems during the Great Recession of 2008. These problems began when many lending companies made the choice in 1995 to use an electronic registry to hold the title. The best known company in this arena was MERS Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems. The banks tried to use this system so they could sell and purchase mortgages without needing to register ownership changes with the appropriate local governments. Without clear title chains, the banks were often not able to come up with the original titles needed to force foreclosures and evictions as individuals defaulted on their mortgages. A number of states throughout the U.S. sued the banks over these actions.<br /><br />The chain of title is also utilized in intellectual property areas. With the film industry, they refer to documentation that demonstrates the ownership rights of a particular movie. These chains can be used in other creative endeavors in the movie business. If many individuals contributed to the creative work, authorship is owned by a large number of the writers. Film distributors and buyers must carefully examine these chains of title to know the proprietary rights or rights under license of the owner. This is also important with books and encyclopedias.<br /><br />Documents on chains of title for films can include a number of other intellectual properties. Trademarks can be included. Musical copyrights often form part of these chains as well. Talent agreements are an important part of these. They provide the talent’s legal release to utilize their images, works, appearance, and personal rights in movies. This covers everyone from directors to actors to choreographers and cinematographers. <br /><br /><b>Note:</b> Example shorted due to publish restrictions. All terms offer more than 600 words descriptions each.
Financial Terms Dictionary - Trading Terminology Explained
by , Wesley Crowder

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English

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Publication Date

May 14, 2017

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<b>Understand Trading Terms</b><br />This practical financial dictionary for Trading terms helps you understand and comprehend most common Trading lingo. It was written with an emphasis to quickly grasp the context without using jargon. Each of the 226 Trading terms is explained in detail and also gives practical examples.<br /><br />It is based on common usage as practiced by financial professionals. Compiled over the last 3 years from questions and feedback to financial articles published by the Wealth Building Course education program.<br /><br />This book is useful if you are new to business and finance. It includes most Investment terms for businesses, investors and entrepreneurs. It also covers the lingo that was introduced in the financial crisis of 2008 until 2017. With the alphabetical order it makes it quick and easy to find what you are looking for.<br /><br /><b>Example: What is Currency Trading?</b><br />Currency trading is speculating on the largest financial market on earth. Despite the fact that this is the world’s largest, most liquid, and most impressive market, many individual traders do not know much about it. This is mostly because until Internet trading became popular, access to these markets was limited.<br /><br />Only the large banks, multinational businesses, and shadowy hedge funds were able to trade them. Today the currency markets trade 24 hours per day, 6 days per week. This several trillion dollar market trades on every continent. Trillions of dollars per day change hands in the foreign exchange marketplace. All of this combines to make currency trading markets the most easily accessed on earth.<br /><br />This speculative currency trading is not the main reason that the Forex, or Foreign Exchange, markets exist. They were set up to help big international companies change currencies from one kind to another. Many of these corporations need to trade currency constantly to pay for such costs as international goods and services payments, payroll, and acquisitions overseas.<br /><br />Despite the origins of these currency markets, only around 20% of the total market volume comes from these company trades. An incredible 80% of the daily trades in the currency markets are from speculative currency trading hedge funds, large banks, and individual investors who want to take a position on one of the major currency pairs.<br /><br />Currency traders are able to engage in these markets without many of the constraints that plague the stock markets. If individuals believe that the GBP/USD pair will drop dramatically, they are able to short sell as much of the currency pair as they desire. There are no uptick rules with currency trading. There are similarly no position size limits in currency trading.<br /><br />Traders could buy tens of billions of any currency pair if they had the money to cover the trade. There are also no rules on insider trading with this type of currency trading. It does not exist. Economic data in Europe is routinely leaked several days ahead of the official release date.<br /><br />Another way that currency markets are different from stock markets is that there are no commissions in foreign exchange markets. All currency companies are dealers. These dealers take on the counterparty currency in any trade. They earn their money with the spreads between the bid, the cost to buy the currency pair, and the ask, the cost to sell it.<br /><br />Currency trading is always done in pairs. When a trader enters such a trade, the person is long one currency in the pair and short the other currency. Selling 100,000 GBP/USD means that the trader has sold the British Pounds and bought the U.S. dollars. This means that the trader is long dollars and short pounds.<br /><br />Currency valuations are expressed in pips, or percentages in point. These pips prove to be the littlest trade increment in the foreign exchange pairs. This makes one pip equal to one-one hundredth of a percent.<br /><br /><b>Note:</b> Example shorted due to publish restrictions. All terms offer more than 600 words descriptions each.
Financial Terms Dictionary - Retirement Terminology Explained
by , Wesley Crowder

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English

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Publication Date

May 14, 2017

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<b>Understand Retirement Terms</b><br />This practical financial dictionary for Retirement terms helps you understand and comprehend most common Retirement lingo. It was written with an emphasis to quickly grasp the context without using jargon. Each of the 70 Retirement terms is explained in detail and also gives practical examples.<br /><br />It is based on common usage as practiced by financial professionals. Compiled over the last 3 years from questions and feedback to financial articles published by the Wealth Building Course education program.<br /><br />This book is useful if you are new to business and finance. It includes most Investment terms for businesses, investors and entrepreneurs. It also covers the lingo that was introduced in the financial crisis of 2008 until 2017. With the alphabetical order it makes it quick and easy to find what you are looking for.<br /><br /><b>Example: What is a Roth IRA?</b><br />A Roth IRA is a particular type of Individual Retirement Account. These Roth IRA’s prove to be special retirement plans that are given favorable tax treatment. The tax laws of the United States permit tax reductions on restricted amount savings for retirement accounts.<br /><br />Roth IRA’s are different from other IRA’s in several ways. Among the chief of these is that tax breaks are not given on monies that are put into the plan and account with a Roth IRA. Instead, these tax breaks are given out on the money and its investment gains when they are taken out of the account at retirement. This chief appeal of Roth IRA’s is that they provide completely tax free income at retirement.<br /><br />Other Roth IRA benefits over traditional forms of IRA’s exist as well. The restrictions placed on the kinds of investments that they are allowed to contain are fewer. You can turn them into gold IRA’s and annuity account IRA’s. Roth IRA’s can also contain all of the usual forms of investments that IRA’s contain, such as mutual funds, stocks, bonds, and certificates of deposit. More unusual investments such as real estate, mortgage notes, derivatives, and even franchises are allowed to be purchased with Roth IRA’s. These investment choices do depend on the capability and allowance of the Roth IRA trustee, or firm with which the plan is set up. Roth IRA’s also permit you to make un-penalized withdrawals of all direct contributions that you make, after the first five years of the account have and plan have passed, which is certainly not the case with traditional IRA’s.<br /><br />These distributions, or withdrawals, are not taxed because they are taxed before the contributions are made. The penalties are waived for principal, as well as interest and earnings in the account, if the distributions are for purchasing a house or for disability or retirement withdrawal uses. If there is not a justified reason for the distribution, then the account earnings and income made above contributions will be taxed.<br /><br />All IRA’s contain specific limits on the dollar amount of contributions that the government permits. This amount changes per year, and is set through the year 2011 now. Presently, you can put $5,000 per year into Roth IRA’s. There are income restrictions that govern whether you are allowed to make this full contribution as well. Individuals who make less than $106,000 are permitted to make full Roth IRA contributions, and those who make under $121,000 may make a partial contribution. Married couples who file together are allowed to earn less than $167,000 to make their full contribution to the Roth IRA, while those who make under $177,000 can do a partial contribution.<br /><br />Roth IRA conversions from traditional IRA’s have been allowed by the IRA in the past, although with certain income restrictions. Beginning in 2010, this policy changed. Now the IRS permits any persons, regardless of how much money that they make, to convert their traditional IRA’s into Roth IRA’s.<br /><br /><b>Note:</b> Example shorted due to publish restrictions. All terms offer more than 600 words descriptions each.
Financial Terms Dictionary - Laws & Regulations Explained
by , Wesley Crowder

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English

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Publication Date

May 14, 2017

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<b>Understand Financial Laws & Regulation Terms</b><br />This practical financial dictionary for Laws & Regulation terms helps you understand and comprehend most common Laws & Regulation lingo. It was written with an emphasis to quickly grasp the context without using jargon. Each of the 244 Laws & Regulation term is explained in detail and also gives practical examples.<br /><br />It is based on common usage as practiced by financial professionals. Compiled over the last 3 years from questions and feedback to financial articles published by the Wealth Building Course education program.<br /><br />This book is useful if you are new to business and finance. It includes most accounting terms for businesses, investors and entrepreneurs. It also covers the lingo that was introduced in the financial crisis of 2008 until 2017. With the alphabetical order it makes it quick and easy to find what you are looking for.<br /><br /><b>Example: What is a Promissory Note?</b><br />Promissory notes are negotiable instruments that are called notes payable in accounting circles. In such promissory notes, an issuer writes an unlimited promise that he or she will pay a certain amount of money to the payee. This can be set up either on demand of the payee, or at a pre arranged future point in time. Specific terms are always arranged for the repayment of the debt in the promissory note.<br /><br />Promissory notes are somewhat like IOU’s and yet quite different. Unlike an IOU that only agrees that there is a debt in question, promissory notes are made up of a particular promise to pay the debt. In conversational vernacular, loan contract, loan agreement, or loan are often utilized in place of promissory note, even though such terms do not mean the same things legally. While a promissory note does provide proof of a loan in existence, it is not the loan contract. A loan contract instead has all of the conditions and terms of the particular loan arrangement within it.<br /><br />Promissory notes contain a variety of term elements in them. Among these are the amount of principal, the rate of interest, the parties involved, the repayment terms, the date, and the date of maturity. From time to time, provisions may be included pertaining to the payee’s rights should the issuer default. These rights could include the ability to foreclose on the issuer’s assets.<br /><br />A particular type of promissory note is a Demand Promissory note. This specific kind does not come with an exact date of maturity. Instead, it is due when the lender demands repayment. Generally, in these cases lenders only allow several days advance notice before the payment must be made.<br /><br />Within the U.S., the Article 3 of the Uniform Commercial Code regulates most promissory notes. These negotiable forms of promissory notes are heavily used along with other documents in mortgages that involve financing purchases of real estate properties. When people make loans in between each other, the making and signing of promissory notes are commonly critical for the purposes of record keeping and paying taxes. Businesses also receive capital via the use of promissory notes that are sometimes referred to as commercial papers. These promissory notes became a finance source for the creditors of the firm receiving money.<br /><br />Promissory notes have functioned like currency that proved to be privately issued in the past. Because of this, such promissory notes that are bearer negotiable have mostly been made illegal, since they represent an alternative to the officially sanctioned currency. Promissory notes go back to well before the 1500’s in Western Europe. Tradition claims that the very first one ever signed existed in Milan in 1325. Reference is made to some being issued between Barcelona and Genoa back in 1384, even though we no longer have the promissory notes themselves.<br /><br /><b>Note:</b> Example shorted due to publish restrictions. All terms offer more than 600 words descriptions each.

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