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$2.00 A DAY

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A revelatory account of poverty in America so deep that we, as a country, don't think it exists

Jessica Compton's family of four would have no cash income unless she donated plasma twice a week at her local donation center in Tennessee. Modonna Harris and her teenage daughter Brianna in Chicago often have no food but spoiled milk on weekends. After two decades of brilliant research on American poverty, Kathryn Edin noticed something she hadn't seen since the mid-1990s -- households surviving on virtually no income. Edin teamed with Luke Shaefer, an expert on calculating incomes of the poor, to discover that the number of American families living on $2.00 per person, per day, has skyrocketed to 1.5 million American households, including about 3 million children. Where do these families live? How did they get so desperately poor? Edin has "turned sociology upside down" (Mother Jones) with her procurement of rich -- and truthful -- interviews. Through the book's many compelling profiles, moving and startling answers emerge. The authors illuminate a troubling trend: a low-wage labor market that increasingly fails to deliver a living wage, and a growing but hidden landscape of survival strategies among America's extreme poor. More than a powerful exposé, $2.00 a Day delivers new evidence and new ideas to our national debate on income inequality.
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9780544303188
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2015-09-01
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1001 PRACTICE PROBLEMS: CHEMISTRY FOR DUMMIES

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Practice makes perfect--and helps deepen your understanding of chemistry

Every high school requires a course in chemistry, and many universities require the course for majors in medicine, engineering, biology, and various other sciences. 1001 Chemistry Practice Problems For Dummies provides students of this popular course the chance to practice what they learn in class, deepening their understanding of the material, and allowing for supplemental explanation of difficult topics.

1001 Chemistry Practice Problems For Dummies takes you beyond the instruction and guidance offered in Chemistry For Dummies, giving you 1,001 opportunities to practice solving problems from the major topics in chemistry. Plus, an online component provides you with a collection of chemistry problems presented in multiple-choice format to further help you test your skills as you go.

  • Gives you a chance to practice and reinforce the skills you learn in chemistry class
  • Helps you refine your understanding of chemistry
  • Practice problems with answer explanations that detail every step of every problem
  • Whether you're studying chemistry at the high school, college, or graduate level, the practice problems in 1001 Chemistry Practice Problems For Dummies range in areas of difficulty and style, providing you with the practice help you need to score high at exam time.

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    9781118549322
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    2014-04-14
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    109 EAST PALACE (P)

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    In 1943, J. Robert Oppenheimer, the brilliant, charismatic head of the Manhattan Project, recruited scientists to live as virtual prisoners of the US government at Los Alamos, a barren mesa thirty-five miles outside Santa Fe, New Mexico.

    In 1943, J. Robert Oppenheimer, the brilliant, charismatic head of the Manhattan Project, recruited scientists to live as virtual prisoners of the U.S. government at Los Alamos, a barren mesa thirty-five miles outside Santa Fe, New Mexico. Thousands of men, women, and children spent the war years sequestered in this top-secret military facility. They lied to friends and family about where they were going and what they were doing, and then disappeared into the desert. Through the eyes of a young Santa Fe widow who was one of Oppenheimer's first recruits, we see how, for all his flaws, he developed into an inspiring leader and motivated all those involved in the Los Alamos project to make a supreme effort and achieve the unthinkable.

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    9780743250085
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    2006-05-08
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    1959 (P)

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    Acclaimed national security columnist and noted cultural critic Fred Kaplan looks past the 1960s to the year that really changed America

    While conventional accounts focus on the sixties as the era of pivotal change that swept the nation, Fred Kaplan argues that it was 1959 that ushered in the wave of tremendous cultural, political, and scientific shifts that would play out in the decades that followed. Pop culture exploded in upheaval with the rise of artists like Jasper Johns, Norman Mailer, Allen Ginsberg, and Miles Davis. Court rulings unshackled previously banned books. Political power broadened with the onset of Civil Rights laws and protests. The sexual and feminist revolutions took their first steps with the birth control pill. America entered the war in Vietnam, and a new style in superpower diplomacy took hold. The invention of the microchip and the Space Race put a new twist on the frontier myth.

  • Vividly chronicles 1959 as a vital, overlooked year that set the world as we know it in motion, spearheading immense political, scientific, and cultural change
  • Strong critical acclaim: ""Energetic and engaging"" (Washington Post); ""Immensely enjoyable . . . a first-rate book"" (New Yorker); ""Lively and filled with often funny anecdotes"" (Publishers Weekly)
  • Draws fascinating parallels between the country in 1959 and today

    Drawing fascinating parallels between the country in 1959 and today, Kaplan offers a smart, cogent, and deeply researched take on a vital, overlooked period in American history.

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    9780470602034
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    2010-04-01
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    1984 (RACK SIZE) (W/328 PGS) (P)

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    1984 has come and gone, but George Orwell's prophetic, nightmare vision in 1949 of the world we were becoming is timelier than ever. "1984" is still the great modern classic "negative Utopia" - a startling original and haunting novel that creates an imaginary world that is completely convincing from the first sentence to the last four words. No one can deny this novel's power, its hold on the imagination of whole generations, or the power of its admonitions - a power that seems to grow, not lessen, with the passage of time.
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    9780451524935
    Publication Date: 
    1950-07-01
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    20TH CENTURY DRESS IN UNITED STATES (P)

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    The 20th Century was a fast-paced race into modernization-but how did it affect what we wear? From revolutionary politics to the new machine age, from war and depression to growth and prosperity, 20th-Century Dress in the United States shows how fashion goes hand-in-hand with history. The authors examine American dress from 1898 to 2004 and find innovation at every turn. Diversity and complexity are key: far from the fashion stereotypes embodied by popular ideas of "the Twenties" or "the Sixties"-periods noted for their youthful upheaval and influence-we see how every era has its conformists and rebels, from the Arrow Collar Man and the Gibson Girl to flappers, bell-bottom-clad hippies, and Jackie Kennedy. Each chapter explores the social, cultural, economic, artistic, and technological themes that shape fashion in both festive and everyday clothing. Changes in retailing and manufacturing are also examined, from the sweatshops of yesterday to the Internet shopping of today. From high fashion to low, glitz to grunge, this vivid and comprehensive book explains what we wear on our backs-and why.

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    9781563674150
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    2007-04-01
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    21 INDISPENSABLE QUALITIES OF A LEADER

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    "The 21 Indispensable Qualities of a Leader gets straight tothe heart of leadership issues. Maxwell once again touches on the process ofdeveloping the art of leadership by giving the reader practical tools andinsights into developing the qualities found in great leaders." - KennethBlanchard, Coauthor of The One MinuteManager(R)

    "Dr. John Maxwell is the authority on leadership today. His innovativeyet timeless principles on how to effectively lead others have personallyimpacted my life and my business. This is a must-read for any organization thatwants to succeed in the new millennium." -Peter Lowe, President of Peter LoweInternational and Peter Lowe's SUCCESS Seminars

    "My dear friend John Maxwell has proven his ability to lead leaders.I anticipate learning even more from his new book." -Max Lucado, Author of Just Like Jesus

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    9780785289043
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    2007-09-16
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    21ST CENTURY ROBERT'S RULES OF ORDER (ROZAKIS COMPILER) (P)

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    An up-to-date handbook outlines official parliamentary procedures for business meetings, consultations, task forces, seminars, sales conferences, and more, and provides new information on electronic communications.
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    9780440217220
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    1995-10-01
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    275 ACTING GAMES

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    With almost three hundred performance-tested acting games, this is the largest collection published to date. They were compiled from numerous workshops and study sessions. Includes a wide variety of proven activities for learning acting and theatre industry skills. The book is divided into thirty sections including: Audition, Concentration and Focus, Voice, Ensemble, Action and Reaction, Improvisation, Knowing Your Objective, Performance, Thinking outside the Box, Spatial Awareness, Nonverbal Communication, Making Choices, Releasing Inhibitions, The Physical Actor, and many more. This is an adaptable workbook designed to connect the learning of acting skills with professional auditions and the theatre industry.
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    9781566081696
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    50 ESSAYS (P)

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    50 Essays: A Portable Anthology is the best-selling value-priced reader in the country because its virtues don't stop at the price. The book's carefully chosen selections include both classic essays and high-interest, high-quality contemporary readings to truly engage students. The editorial apparatus is flexible and unobtrusive enough to support a variety of approaches to teaching composition. In its fifth edition, 50 Essays continues to help students acquire the critical thinking and academic writing skills they need to succeed, without making a dent in their wallets.
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    9781319043728
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    2016-11-04
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