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Published on March 1, 2013 by Rand McNally

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Rand McNally's United States folded map features clear, easy-to-read cartography showing all Interstate and U.S. highways, along with clearly indicated cities, points of interest, airports, boundaries, and more.
Rand McNally folded maps have been the trusted standard for years, offering unbeatable accuracy and reliability at a great price.

Interstate and U.S. highways

Indications of cities, points of interest, airports, boundaries, and more

Mileage chart

Mileage & driving times map

National facts and symbols

Toll roads chart

United States physical map

Visitor information
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Published on October 15, 2013 by Open Road Media

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Mary McCarthy takes readers on a captivating journey to one of the world’s most beloved cities

Mary McCarthy brings her novelist’s unerring eye to a book that blends art, politics, religion, music, and history to create a living portrait of “the world’s loveliest city.”

Like a painter capturing the city’s essence on canvas, McCarthy uses words to create stunning visuals that bring both the old and new Venice to enchanting life. From her apartment overlooking the garden of a palazzo, McCarthy takes us into the museums and monasteries of this city of canals and gondolas, Machiavelli and Tintoretto. And she reveals some little-known facts: Venetians love pets, but prefer cats to dogs; during World War II, the Allies captured the city with a fleet of gondolas; and without Napoleon, Venice wouldn’t be what it is today.  

From the ancient roots of The Merchant of Venice’s pound of flesh to the quotidian details of daily life, it’s all here—the magnificent frescoes, the sublime music of Mozart, the virgins, and the saints. At once a comprehensive travelogue and a powerful piece of reportage, Venice Observed is a testimony of McCarthy’s love affair with the City of Canals.

This ebook features superb color reproductions of the works of Giorgione, Veronese, Titian, Canaletto, Guardo, Bellini, and Tiepolo, and an illustrated biography of Mary McCarthy including rare images from the author’s estate.
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Published on August 10, 2017 by Castalia House

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LawDog had the honor of representing law and order in the Texas town of Bugscuffle as a Sheriff's Deputy, where he became notorious for, among other things, the famous Case of the Pink Gorilla Suit. But long before he put on the deputy's star, he grew up in Nigeria, where his experiences were equally unforgettable, and in most cases, every bit as funny. In THE LAWDOG FILES: AFRICAN ADVENTURES, LawDog chronicles his encounters with everything from bush pilots, 15-foot pythons, pygmy mongooses, brigadier-captains, and Peace Corp hippies to the Nigerian space program.

THE LAWDOG FILES: AFRICAN ADVENTURES are every bit as funny as the previous volume, as LawDog relates his unforgettable experiences in a laconic, self-deprecating manner that is funny in its own right. Africa wins again, and again, and again, but, so too does the reader in this sobering, but hilarious collection of true tales from the Dark Continent.
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Published on June 6, 2017 by Kaplan Publishing

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Kaplan's SAT Prep Plus 2018 teaches you the ins and outs of the SAT and offers extra study plans, online practice and video lessons to make sure you're ready for Test Day. With clear explanations, detailed subject review and more than 1,400 practice questions, SAT Prep Plus 2018 helps you master Kaplan's proven strategies and adopt the confident mindset that will help you ace the test and give your college applications a boost!

Kaplan is so certain that SAT Prep Plus 2018 offers the guidance you need that we guarantee it: After studying with the online resources and book, you'll score higher on the SAT—or you'll get your money back.

Get everything in the SAT Prep 2018 package, plus three more practice tests, 650 additional practice questions, more than a dozen timed quizzes, and 15 video lessons from our all-star team of SAT masters.

With SAT Prep Plus 2018 you can study on-the-go. Log in from anywhere to watch video lessons, complete quizzes and take practice tests that are optimized for your mobile device.

The Best Practice
  • More than 1,400 practice questions with detailed explanations, including brand new questions for this edition.
  • Five full-length Kaplan practice tests: two in the book and three online.
  • Expert scoring, analysis, and explanations for two official College Board SAT Practice Tests.
  • Detailed chapters teach you The Kaplan Method strategies for each test section, including special techniques for the optional essay.
  • In-depth sections on each question type and math skill, with practice questions for each.
  • Kaplan's SmartPoints system helps you identify how many points you're likely to earn when you master each topic.
  • Questions have been reviewed, revised and updated for 2017-2018 by Kaplan's all-star expert faculty.

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  • We know the test: Our Learning Engineers have put tens of thousands of hours into studying the SAT – using real data to design the most effective strategies and study plans.
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  • We invented test prep—Kaplan (www.kaptest.com) has been helping students for almost 80 years, and more than 95% of our students get into their top-choice schools. Our proven strategies have helped legions of students achieve their dreams.

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The previous edition of this book was titled SAT Premier 2017.
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Published on May 2, 2017 by Image Comics

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At long last, it's finally time for the second hardcover collection of SAGA, the New York Times bestselling series praised by everyone from Alan Moore to Lin-Manuel Miranda! Created by the multiple Eisner Award-winning team of artist FIONA STAPLES (Mystery Society, North 40, Archie Comics) and writer BRIAN K. VAUGHAN (THE PRIVATE EYE, PAPER GIRLS, WE STAND ON GUARD), SAGA BOOK TWO continues the action-packed education of Hazel, a child born to star-crossed parents from opposite sides of a never-ending galactic war.

Collecting 18 issues of the smash-hit comic, this massive edition features a striking original cover from Fiona Staples, as well as a brand-new gallery of exclusive, never-before-seen SAGA artwork from legendary creators including CLIFF CHIANG, PIA GUERRA, FAITH ERIN HICKS, KARL KERSCHL, JASON LATOUR, SEAN GORDON MURPHY, STEVE SKROCE, and MORE!

Deluxe Hardcover format - 7.25"" x 10.875

Collects SAGA #19-36


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Published on July 26, 2015 by Lean Living INC

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NOTE: Unlike other workout books, 1% Fitness includes free lifetime access to a dedicated members site where you can download all 14 weeks of workout routines and watch all corresponding exercises from the book. It's web-based, so you can view it from any computer, any country, and on all smartphone devices.



With everything else we seek efficiency. Whether preparing food, surfing the internet, or commuting to work, we're looking for the smallest investment in time for the greatest return. And many times this means paying a little up front; which depending on our circumstances, the majority is obliged to do.

Well, what if that same efficiency was possible with exercise?

That all of the fat loss, muscle gain, cardiovascular and metabolic improvements, and reduction in disease risk and mortality can be achieved in far less time.

Would you do it?

If you're already exercising this means more free time, so it's an easy decision. And if you're not already exercising, it's just as easy; as once you understand that the investment in time is less than 100 minutes per week (1%), it's a no brainer.

"Give me 1% of your week, and I'll give you the body you've always wanted...with maybe more time to enjoy it." - Coach Mike

1% Fitness shows you how to build the ideal physique and improve your long-term health, with a minimal commitment to exercise. Strength and Conditioning Coach, and Diet and Health Expert, Mike Sheridan delivers his 9 performance principles and progresses you across 7 workout phases, so you're primed for success no matter what your training level.

Phase 1 establishes a baseline of strength with bodyweight training - using at home workouts that everyone can do, and 4 levels of progression for each bodyweight exercise (so everyone can improve).

Phase 2 introduces the reader to traditional weight training - using workout plans that abide by the principles in the book, and functional strength training exercises designed to minimize workout time, and maximize workout results.

Phase 3 is all about HIIT (high intensity interval training) - with Coach Mike outlining HIITs superiority over endurance exercise (for fat loss, cardiovascular health, and metabolic improvements) and highlighting it's importance in the prevention of muscle loss and physical degeneration, and the maintenance of strength, power, mobility, stability and functional independence with age.

"When you spend the limited time you have available to exercise (100min) focusing on building muscle, you burn more fat in the remaining 9,980min a week." - Coach Mike

1% Fitness is the exact progressive approach Mike's used with his personal training clients to help them transform into lean, strong, healthy, athletic machines. It's the culmination of 15 years of practical fitness training experience designed to bring you the optimal solution for transforming your body and improving your life without spending hours in the gym.
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Published on November 24, 2008 by For Dummies

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An objective guide to this fascinating science of history and culture

Archaeology continually makes headlines--from recent discoveries like the frozen Copper-Age man in the Italian Alps to the newest dating of the first people in America at over 14,0000 years ago. Archaeology For Dummies offers a fascinating look at this intriguing field, taking readers on-site and revealing little-known details about some of the world's greatest archaeological discoveries. It explores how archaeology attempts to uncover the lives of our ancestors, examining historical dig sites around the world and explaining theories about ancient human societies. The guide also offers helpful information for readers who want to participate in an excavation themselves, as well as tips for getting the best training and where to look for jobs.

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Published on March 15, 2016 by For Dummies

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Demystify the core concepts of cognitive psychology

Written specifically for psychology students – and not other academics - Cognitive Psychology For Dummies is an accessible and entertaining introduction to the field. Unlike the dense and jargon-laden content found in most psychology textbooks, this practical guide provides readers with easy-to-understand explanations of the fundamental elements of cognitive psychology so that they are able obtain a firm grasp of the material.

Cognitive Psychology For Dummies follows the structure of a typical university course, which makes it the perfect supplement for students in need of a clear and enjoyable overview of the topic. The complexities of a field that explores internal mental processes – including the study of how people perceive, remember, think, speak, and solve problems – can be overwhelming for first-year psychology students. This practical resource cuts through the academic-speak to provide a clear understanding of the most important elements of cognitive psychology.

  • Obtain a practical understanding of the core concepts of cognitive psychology
  • Supplement required course reading with clear and easy-to-understand overviews
  • Gain confidence in your ability to apply your knowledge of cognitive psychology
  • Prepare for upcoming exams or topic discussions

Cognitive Psychology For Dummies is the perfect resource for psychology students who need a clear and readable overview of the core concepts of cognitive psychology.