Archive for December 29th, 2008

More Damned Lies and Statistics: How Numbers Confuse Public Issues

In this sequel to the acclaimed Damned Lies and Statistics, which the Boston Globe said deserves a place next to the dictionary on every school, media, and home-office desk, Joel Best continues his straightforward, lively, and humorous account of how statistics are produced, used, and misused by everyone from researchers to journalists. Underlining the importance of critical thinking in all matters numerical, Best illustrates his points with examples of good and bad statistics about such contemporary concerns as school shootings, fatal hospital errors, bullying, teen suicides, deaths at the World Trade Center, college ratings, the risks of divorce, racial profiling, and fatalities caused by falling coconuts.

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Damned Lies and Statistics: Untangling Numbers from the Media, Politicians, and Activists

Does the number of children gunned down double each year? Does anorexia kill 150,000 young women annually? Do white males account for only a sixth of new workers? Startling statistics shape our thinking about social issues. But all too often, these numbers are wrong. This book is a lively guide to spotting bad statistics and learning to think critically about these influential numbers. Damned Lies and Statistics is essential reading for everyone who reads or listens to the news, for students, and for anyone who relies on statistical information to understand social problems.

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Blindness (2008)

A doctor's wife becomes the only person with the ability to see in a town where everyone is struck with a mysterious case of sudden blindness. She feigns illness in order to take care of her husband as her surrounding community breaks down into chaos and disorder.

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Younger You: Unlock the Hidden Power of Your Brain to Look and Feel 15 Years Younger

The secret to living a longer, more vibrant life has at last been discovered, and the proverbial fountain of youth is right in your hands.

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The User’s Manual for the Brain

This is the most comprehensive manual to date covering the NLP Practitioner course. A fully revised and updated edition, it contains the very latest developments in Neuro-Linguistic Programming, particularly with regard to the Meta-states model and the Meta-model of language.

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How to Draw Cartoons

Internationally renowned cartoonist, Brian Platt, gives tip on creating cartoons.

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DK-Online-Oceans

Discover the incredible abundance and variety of plants and animals that make the ocean their home-from deep, dark trenches, to lush, tropical atolls. Also learn about the currents, cycles, and life of the ocean itself, and how the health of the ocean affects life everywhere on the planet

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The Bold Vegetarian Chef: Adventures in Flavor with Soy, Beans, Vegetables, and Grains

Discover the secrets of lively vegetarian cuisine. Think vegetarian cooking is bland? Not any more! Now you can create outrageous appetizers, adventurous soups, exciting entrees, and daring desserts that will have everyone clamoring for seconds. The Bold Vegetarian Chef offers more than 200 dazzling recipes that bring out the best in all of the fresh natural ingredients you crave.

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DK-Eyewitness Travel-Top 10 Montreal Quebec City

From the top 10 festivals to the top 10 places to eat, shop and sleep ­ this guide will lead you straight to the very best Montreal and Quebec City have to offer.

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Managing Difficult People: A Survival Guide For Handling Any Employee

As a manager, you're sandwiched between the pressure of senior executives and the demands of your own staff members. The last thing you need is an unruly employee whose chronic negaholic attitude upsets your office applecart and affects the morale of your entire staff. Managing Difficult People gives you the tools you need to cope with all kinds of difficult employees.

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