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    1. Encyclopedia Prehistorica Dinosaurs:
    $52.95
    2. Encyclopedia of Counseling: Master
    $23.10
    3. An Incomplete Education: 3,684
    $26.40
    4. The Marvel Encyclopedia
    $18.47
    5. Encyclopedia Prehistorica Sharks
    $31.50
    6. The New Sotheby's Wine Encyclopedia,
    $50.37
    7. The Encyclopedia of Restaurant
    $5,600.00
    8. Encyclopedia of Language and Linguistics,
    $69.30
    9. Encyclopedia of Chart Patterns
    $995.00
    10. Great Books of the Western World
    $117.95
    11. Population: An Introduction to
    $1,995.00
    12. Encyclopedia Judaica
    $244.30
    13. The World Book Encyclopedia
    14. The Element Encyclopedia of 5000
    $50.40
    15. American Horticultural Society
    16. The Encyclopedia of Cajun &
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    17. Encyclopedia of Religion, 15 Volume
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    19. The Oxford Companion to United
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    20. The Craft of Research, 2nd edition

    1. Encyclopedia Prehistorica Dinosaurs: The Definitive Pop-Up
    by Candlewick
    Hardcover (12 July, 2005)
    list price: $27.99 -- our price: $18.47
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    Isbn: 0763622281
    Sales Rank: 396
    Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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    5-0 out of 5 stars Very Very cool book
    My son loves dinosaurs but had outgrown alot of the kids books out there. This is a great book for older kids and adults will like it too.

    4-0 out of 5 stars Great eye candy for your inner child, and for your other children if you decide to share
    This book produced much glee in my house the day it arrived, gasps of joy and amazement, awe and delight. One of these days I'll let my kids look at it, too. I enjoyed it so much that I promptly bought Sabuda's "Alice in Wonderland," "The Wizard of Oz," and another Encylopedia Prehistorica volume, "Sharks And Other Sea Monsters." They're all sensational.
    5-0 out of 5 stars Awesome gift for kids and adults alike!
    This book is just simply amazing. When you open each page you cannot stop but to wonder how on earth do they figure out how to not only design and engineer its illustrations but also how to implement it and still manage to sell it at a reasonable price. The content is very informative and educational. Definitely something that one can re-read with interest for many years. It also works great as a reference book for children and it could very easily be helpful for one of their school projects. Speaking of school, instead of getting a mug as an appreciation book for your kid's school teacher, consider offering this book. It is money well spent. ... Read more

    Subjects:  1. Animals - Dinosaurs & Prehistoric Creatures    2. Children's 9-12 - Nature / Guide Books    3. Children's Books/Ages 4-8 Nonfiction    4. Children: Grades 1-2    5. Dictionaries    6. Dictionaries, Juvenile    7. Dinosaurs    8. Dinosaurs & Prehistoric Creatures    9. Fossils    10. Juvenile Fiction    11. Specimens    12. Toy and movable books    13. Juvenile Nonfiction / Animals / Dinosaurs   


    2. Encyclopedia of Counseling: Master Review and Tutorial for the National Counselor Examination and State Exams
    by Routledge
    Paperback (01 April, 2002)
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    Isbn: 0415933676
    Sales Rank: 3522
    Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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    5-0 out of 5 stars AWESOME
    I aced my test by over 40 points, what can I say????This book worked wonders!I read through it once and then made flashcards in the week before the test on things I did not know the first time I read through it.The author does a great job of covering everything!This is all you need to ace your test!!!

    5-0 out of 5 stars This Study Guide is Awesome...
    I just the test on October 6th for the first time since graduating this year.I studied this book a week before I took the NCE and passed.Before studying this book I used audio CDs which were offered by NCE but was not all that helpful like this book.This book really helped me out and the way the information is presented in this book is really helpful when taking the actual test.

    4-0 out of 5 stars Helpful. I passed the Exam...
    I passed the counselor's exam by studying primarily the information in this book. Of course, you will need to refer back to some of your school books but this is a very helpful book. ... Read more

    Subjects:  1. Counseling    2. Education & Training    3. Examinations    4. Examinations, questions, etc    5. Psychology    6. Psychotherapy - Counseling    7. Reference    8. Study guides    9. Counselling    10. Medical counselling    11. Psychology & Psychiatry / Counseling    12. Study guides, home study & revision notes    13. USA   


    3. An Incomplete Education: 3,684 Things You Should Have Learned but Probably Didn't
    by Ballantine Books
    Hardcover (25 April, 2006)
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    Isbn: 0345468902
    Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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    You'll find everything you forgot from school--as well asplenty you never even learned--in this all-purpose reference book, aninstant classic when it first appeared in 1987. The updated versiontakes a whirlwind tour through 12 different disciplines, from Americanstudies to philosophy to world history. Along the way, Judy Jones andWilliam Wilson provide a plethora of useful information, from the plotof Read more

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    5-0 out of 5 stars More Here Than You Can Ever Know
    No, you probably didn't learn all of these 3,684 tidbits. If you had you would have been an excellent player of 'Trivial Persuit' but your brain would probably have been fried.
    5-0 out of 5 stars Study this curricum and have fun doing so!
    I just finished the taped version of AN INCOMPLETE EDUATION
    5-0 out of 5 stars A Great Book
    This book can be viewed as either a repository of interesting knowledge or as a way to one up people in conversation at cocktail parties.There are chapters to correspond with the major departments in a liberal arts college (art, literature, economics, etc.)This is a guide to everything that you learned in college and forgot (or everything you should have learned but skipped out on).If you are still in high school, read this book--you will be able to easily impress your teachers with college-level knowledge.I cannot wait for the new edition to be released! ... Read more

    Subjects:  1. Curiosities & Wonders    2. Encyclopedias    3. Encyclopedias (Multi-Subject)    4. Handbooks, vade-mecums, etc    5. Reference    6. Research    7. Trivia    8. Reference / Encyclopedias   


    4. The Marvel Encyclopedia
    by DK ADULT
    Hardcover (16 October, 2006)
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    Isbn: 0756623588
    Sales Rank: 457
    Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars
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    3-0 out of 5 stars I wrote a review, but for some reason
    It ended up in the discussion area, so please read that. Poor Stan Lee, his mighty ship has been taken over by the rats!

    3-0 out of 5 stars It's no OHOTMU, but it does the job
    In the style of their 2004 publication, "The DC Comics Encyclopedia," Dorling Kindersley have released "The Marvel Encyclopedia," a guide to the characters of the Marvel Comics universe. DK are no strangers to Marvel's universe, having frequently released "Ultimate Guide" books covering the histories of Spider-Man, the X-Men, the Hulk, the Avengers, the Fantastic Four, and next year, Ghost Rider. But how does this tome, touted as "the definitive guide," stack up?
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    Subjects:  1. Comic strip characters    2. Comics & Graphic Novels    3. Encyclopedias    4. Fantasy    5. Graphic Novels    6. Graphic Novels - General    7. Graphic Novels - Superheroes    8. History & Criticism    9. Marvel Comics Group    10. Reference    11. United States    12. Reference / Encyclopedias   


    5. Encyclopedia Prehistorica Sharks and Other Sea Monsters: The Definitive Pop-Up (Sabuda Encyclopedias)
    by Candlewick
    Hardcover (11 April, 2006)
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    Isbn: 076362229X
    Sales Rank: 801
    Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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    5-0 out of 5 stars Absolutely Incredible
    I was in awe when my son received the Dinosaur book for Christmas from his Grandfather. I saw this book in a Parents magazine and had to get it based on the fact that the Dino one was incredible. My 3 year old loves it! It's not a book to let him play with unless you want it destroyed. Instead, this book allows us to make some quality time for each other when we sit down and look through it. It's very informational, and as he grows older I'm sure he'll read it, but at this point the pop-ups are worth it!

    5-0 out of 5 stars My son loves the book
    This is a very interesting book.My 5-year old has really enjoyed the book.

    5-0 out of 5 stars A Masterpiece of Pop-up books.
    A Great Book to Read With the Kid on your lap. Probably best for kids in the couple or three grades. Best for kids on your lap because pop-up books are rather fragile. Grabbing the nose of the shark and using it as a handle to lug the book around is likely to lose the nose to your shark.
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    Subjects:  1. Animals - Dinosaurs & Prehistoric Creatures    2. Animals - Fishes    3. Animals - Marine Life    4. Children's Books/Ages 4-8 Nonfiction    5. Children: Kindergarten    6. Extinct animals    7. Fishes, Fossil    8. Juvenile Fiction    9. Juvenile literature    10. Marine animals, Fossil    11. Nature & the Natural World - General    12. Juvenile Nonfiction / Animals / Marine Life   


    6. The New Sotheby's Wine Encyclopedia, Fourth Edition
    by DK ADULT
    Hardcover (06 September, 2005)
    list price: $50.00 -- our price: $31.50
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    Isbn: 0756613248
    Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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    If you want to learn about wines of the world and advance your comprehension of wine production, grape varieties, appellations, and individual wineries, understand the factors (such as location, soil, climate, and methods of viticulture) that affect the taste and nose, and visit your wine shop with a list of quality wines to explore, Tom Stevenson is the man to read. Author of 12 books (includingRead more

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    5-0 out of 5 stars Fantastic Reference
    This bood gave detailed notes about many of the wineries I was looking for an objective rating/score by an independent source.
    5-0 out of 5 stars In-depth details about every wine-growing region from traditional to new - including those of emerging areas
    If only one wine reference encyclopedia is to be purchased, The Southeby's Wine Encyclopedia: The Classic Reference To The Wines Of The World should surely be a strong contender: it's now in its 4th edition, has been fully updated, and is the only single volume that maps and provides in-depth details about every wine-growing region from traditional to new - including those of emerging areas. Each region receives an analysis of appellations, taste and quality, winning producers, and offerings. Add rating systems, small color photos of labels and vineyard descriptions and you have a real winner.
    4-0 out of 5 stars A Feast For Oenophiles
    When I first reviewed this book, I must have been on crack. I gave it four stars, but accused it of leaving out "almost unforgivable" information. Looking through it again, I'm shaking my head, wondering if I was looking at a different book, perhaps Curious George, or Fox on Socks. The New Sotheby's Wine Encyclopedia has information that is unavailable in any other credible book on wine.
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    Subjects:  1. Beverages - Wine & Spirits    2. Cooking    3. Cooking / Wine    4. Encyclopedias    5. Wine And Wine-Making    6. Wine Buying Guides    7. Wine and wine making    8. Cooking / Wine & Spirits   


    7. The Encyclopedia of Restaurant Forms: A Complete Kit of Ready-to-use Checklists, Worksheets, And Training AIDS for a Successful Food Service Operation
    by Atlantic Publishing Company (FL)
    Hardcover (April, 2004)
    list price: $79.95 -- our price: $50.37
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    Isbn: 0910627290
    Sales Rank: 112391
    Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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    1-0 out of 5 stars Wast of time and money
    This book is a wast of time and money. Basically you get the forms but no way to change them to suit your business. The CD is is Adobe and you are unable to do aany modification to the form, just print as is. Also, the Adobe reader included on the CD is corupted, and you have to get it elsware if you need it.
    5-0 out of 5 stars Must-have for anyone preparing for a career in food service
    The Encyclopedia of Restaurant Training is a no-nonsense, thorough resource covering the necessary training for all positions in the food service industry, from professional chef to maitre d to bartender and much more. Written in clear, easy-to-understand terms and charts spelling out explicit training instructions, and illustrated with some diagrams (such as a picture of how to properly set a formal table), The Encyclopedia of Restaurant Training spares no effort to be as understandable as possible. No background knowledge in any trade is needed to grasp explicit instructions ranging from a step-by-step breakdown of the hostess job to the proper order of service for a luncheon handout to how one can go about creating a memorable presentation to food service employees, and much more. A CD-ROM accompanies this absolute must-have for anyone preparing for a career in food service, or charged with the responsibility of training food service recruits.
    5-0 out of 5 stars A Complete package for the Food Service Industry
    As a long-time user of The Restaurant Managers Handbook by Douglas R. Brown, I have found The Encyclopedia of Restaurant Forms and it's CD Rom to be the most complete and comprehensive selection of forms and ideas for every day and every situation that can or will arise in the food service business. ... Read more

    Subjects:  1. Business & Economics    2. Business & Economics / Hospitality, Travel & Tourism    3. Business & Economics / Management    4. Business & Economics / Reference    5. Business / Economics / Finance    6. Business/Economics    7. Industries - Hospitality, Travel & Tourism    8. Restaurant management    9. Small Business - General    10. Management    11. Reference    12. Restaurants   


    8. Encyclopedia of Language and Linguistics, 14-Volume Set, Volume 1-14, Second Edition
    by Elsevier Science
    Hardcover (27 December, 2005)
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    Isbn: 0080442994
    Sales Rank: 1262605
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    Subjects:  1. Cognitive Psychology    2. Language    3. Language Arts & Disciplines    4. Language Arts / Linguistics / Literacy    5. Linguistics    6. Reference    7. Language & Linguistics    8. Language Arts & Disciplines / Linguistics   


    9. Encyclopedia of Chart Patterns (Wiley Trading)
    by Wiley
    Hardcover (02 May, 2005)
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    Isbn: 0471668265
    Sales Rank: 5676
    Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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    5-0 out of 5 stars A MUST
    If I were to be deprived of all the trading books in my collection but one, that would beThe Encyclopedia. Unlike other literature on the patterns, in this book you will not find clauses like "most of the time", "usually", "seldom". All the information as it'srelated to the pattern trading is thoroughly backtested.
    5-0 out of 5 stars Dictionary for good
    This book is just like a dictionary that you can always turn to whenever you have unfamiliar words in the stock markets. It's a good company that you can keep by you side and frequently flip to pages of charts which you are foreign to.

    4-0 out of 5 stars a complete guide to all pattern
    without doubt this book is a complete cyclopedia of chart patternsbut some parts are so streched . ... Read more

    Subjects:  1. Business & Economics    2. Business / Economics / Finance    3. Business/Economics    4. Charts, diagrams, etc    5. Commodities    6. Commodity futures    7. Investment analysis    8. Investments & Securities - Futures    9. Investments & Securities - General    10. Investments & Securities - Stocks    11. Stocks    12. Business & Economics / Investments & Securities    13. Economic statistics   


    10. Great Books of the Western World (Great books of the Western world)(60 Volumes)
    by Encyclopedia Britannica Corporation
    Hardcover (March, 1994)
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    Isbn: 0852295316
    Sales Rank: 26723
    Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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    4-0 out of 5 stars Great contents, but
    Bid a new set from ebay and it arrived in two boxes. It has great contents, but:
    5-0 out of 5 stars Finest compilation of the writings of the most brilliant minds over the centuries past ever
    These books were first published in 1952.Only 500 sets were published that year, a Private Library Collection it was called, and sold for $500.00 per set.My father was one of the original purchasers, and he passed them down to me when he died.(It's still even in its original custom made bookcase!)
    5-0 out of 5 stars Cost effective when you consider your options...
    Regardless of minor squabbling over what should and shouldn't be included, this is a very good collection of western works. I'd call it great in fact, when you consider the amount you'd have to pay to purchase all these seperate, not to mention all the wading you'd do through some not-so-necessary reads.
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    Subjects:  1. American - General    2. Anthologies    3. Encyclopedias    4. Literary Collections / General    5. Literature - Classics / Criticism    6. Reference    7. Collections & anthologies of various literary forms    8. General    9. Medicine, Greek and Roman   


    11. Population: An Introduction to Concepts and Issues
    by Wadsworth Publishing
    Hardcover (27 July, 2004)
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    Isbn: 0534627692
    Sales Rank: 102111
    Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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    5-0 out of 5 stars Population by Weeks Review
    This is a great introduction to demographics. It provides a easy to read introduction. It is still a college textbook. The author integrates humor into the text, which certainly kept me reading. Infotrac was completely worthless. It was a password to a three-month trial of access to databases. I already have access to databases through other sources, school and the library. ... Read more

    Subjects:  1. Demography    2. Political Science    3. Politics/International Relations    4. Reference    5. Sociology    6. Sociology - Marriage & Family    7. Encyclopaedias & Reference Works    8. POLITICS & GOVERNMENT    9. Reference works    10. Social Science / Sociology / Marriage & Family   


    12. Encyclopedia Judaica
    by MacMillan
    Hardcover (30 December, 2006)
    list price: $1,995.00 -- our price: $1,995.00
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    Isbn: 0028659287
    Sales Rank: 698213
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    Subjects:  1. Jainism    2. Jewish - General    3. Judaism - History    4. Reference    5. Religion    6. Religion - Judaism    7. Jewish studies    8. Judaism    9. Reference works   


    13. The World Book Encyclopedia
    by World Book Inc
    Hardcover (01 November, 2002)
    list price: $349.00 -- our price: $244.30
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    Isbn: 0716601036
    Sales Rank: 12254
    Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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    5-0 out of 5 stars A MUST FOR THOSE IN THE "KNOW"!
    It's hard to stop reading the World Book Encyclopedia.They're so jammed with thorough and timely information that you'll feel your brain bursting with new knowledge.I sat down one afternoon with a glass of milk and a bag of Oreos and before I knew it the sun had gone down and I was already reading about Zimbabwe.
    5-0 out of 5 stars The Best
    Even in the age of the internet, a good set of encyclopedias on a bookshelf adds dignity, depth and quality to a home library, and of all the encyclopedias available on the market, I have always found World Book to be the most readable, comprehensive and all-around best when it comes to being up-to-date. As far as reference material goes, World Book is more approachable than all its competitors and it imparts information without pedantic verbosity. I also love the illustrations and maps, many of which qualify in their own right as impressive works of art. World Book is a sheer joy to read and worth the investment.

    5-0 out of 5 stars A must buy for any household
    The world book is one of the greatest pieces of literature ever written throughout the history of mankind. It is a thorough compelation of everything a person needs to know. I read the book everynight, and its deep characters and intense plots captivate my children. It is a great reference book for school work, and mere curiosity. My children love to delve in between the lines of text of the World Book. And their curiosity and desire to attain knowledge is well fed by the World Book. It is a great resource for anyone to have, and truly encourages children and adults alike to learn the most they can about the world around them
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    Subjects:  1. Encyclopedias    2. Encyclopedias and dictionaries    3. Reference   


    14. The Element Encyclopedia of 5000 Spells: The Ultimate Reference Book for the Magical Arts
    by Element Books Ltd.
    Hardcover (25 March, 2004)
    list price: $37.18
    Isbn: 0007164653
    Sales Rank: 24556
    Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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    5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent Compendium of A Wide Variety of Spells
    This book almost vibrates with the amazing collection of spells and magic it contains. It is an ultimate reference indeed, drawing from all cultures and magical systems possible to include several options for each catagory of spell. The way it is organized only adds to its usefullness- it is catagorized alphabetically, and makes for and easy flip to whatever type of assitance you feel you need in your workings. With a bonus introduction section that covers spellwork basics, to the formulary in the back describing the concoction of various classic brews, this book is a must-have for any active magical practitioner.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Amazing
    I'm going to keep this short and sweet. This book leaves plenty of room for the imagination, but with just a hint of guidance. From one practioner to another, this book is very handy. This has been a splendid add to my collection and I just can't put it down....

    5-0 out of 5 stars Best book ever
    Thank you, I am now a creature currently typing this. My back is kind of achey from doing all those somersaults, though. ... Read more

    Subjects:  1. Body, Mind & Spirit    2. New Age    3. New Age / Body, Mind & Spirit    4. Witchcraft    5. Witchcraft & Wicca    6. Body, Mind & Spirit / Witchcraft & Wicca    7. Reference works    8. Wicca   


    15. American Horticultural Society A to Z Encyclopedia of Garden Plants
    by DK ADULT
    Hardcover (18 October, 2004)
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    Isbn: 0756606160
    Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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    5-0 out of 5 stars The absolute must-have plant bible
    I've been coveting this book at a gardening friend's house for several months and just received my own copy as a gift.It's got everything: Every plant and variety imaginable, color photos, tips and techniques, heat and temperature maps... The latter are specific to the U.S., but international buyers would likely still find the plant and tree information exhaustive and very useful.This is the ultimate reference book, with the added bonus of being glossy and beautiful enough to leave out on the coffee table.

    3-0 out of 5 stars I prefer Sunset's Western Garden Book for SoCal gardening
    I've had this book for almost 3 yrs, and used it as reference while planting a large from-scratch, drought tolerant garden in Southern California.
    4-0 out of 5 stars Gardening info by Committee

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    Subjects:  1. Encyclopedias    2. Gardening    3. Gardening / Horticulture    4. Gardening/Plants    5. Ornamental Plants    6. Plants, Ornamental    7. Reference    8. Gardening / Reference   


    16. The Encyclopedia of Cajun & Creole Cuisine
    by Chef John Folse & Company Publishing
    Hardcover (December, 2004)
    list price: $49.95
    Isbn: 0970445717
    Sales Rank: 3183
    Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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    5-0 out of 5 stars Great Great Book
    As a Chef for a large Oil Field Camp in Alaska allot of these workers are from the South. Since we do a Cajun theme meal once every 5 weeks this Encyclopedia as come in handy allot. So full of useful information and history that it really brings to light allot of things that I never knew about Cajun cooking and cuisine. Would highly recommend this book if you're a lover of Cajun food as I am becoming and so are the people I feed.

    5-0 out of 5 stars The best of everything
    This book is the greatest compilation of where Cajun & Creole Cuisine came from and where it is now.It is a fantastic read, and just generally fun to look at the pictures.BUY THIS BOOK!

    5-0 out of 5 stars An Oasis in My Desert
    For the last 5 years we've been living in the deserts of Mexico and southern Arizona.I know all too well what it means to miss New Orleans.On a trip home last summer, friends of ours had this book displayed on their coffee table.I knew immediately I had to have it on my own table in Arizona.People there just don't understand our passion for food and culture.
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    Subjects:  1. Cooking / Wine    2. Regional & Ethnic - Cajun & Creole   


    17. Encyclopedia of Religion, 15 Volume Set
    by MacMillan Reference Books
    Hardcover (30 January, 2005)
    list price: $1,350.00 -- our price: $1,350.00
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    Isbn: 0028657330
    Sales Rank: 412810
    Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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    5-0 out of 5 stars the only option
    Here is a monument to the current state of the academic study of religion. Thousands of pages of entries, most of them of the highest quality; yet a few slips remain. Typos abound, but I've found none confusing so far.
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    Subjects:  1. Encyclopedias    2. Reference    3. Religion    4. Religion (General)    5. Religion - Commentaries / Reference    6. Reference works    7. Religion & Beliefs   


    18. Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary, 11th Edition with CD-ROM and Online Subscription
    by Merriam-Webster
    Hardcover (July, 2003)
    list price: $26.95 -- our price: $17.79
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    Isbn: 0877798095
    Sales Rank: 1542
    Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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    5-0 out of 5 stars My favorite
    I am an EFL teacher and have dictionaries of different publishers. MW9 was my first dictionary of a kind and it started the life-long romance with this beautiful piece of lexicography. The 11th edition is a step forward,the only thing lacking being the list of colleges and universities in US and Canada, which I do miss. Otherwise, the only competition this dictionary can have is the new edition of Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary by OUP, but I still think MW11 is more up-to-date and interesting to use.

    3-0 out of 5 stars Missing some stuff
    I bought this dictionary for the CD ROM that comes with it.Websters makes by far the best computer dictionary available and when you combine it with the computer thesaurus you have a very powerful writing tool.
    5-0 out of 5 stars Scholastic Dictionary
    So far I am pleased with this dictionary.I had to make the purchase for my 6th & 8th graders, and I believe they are finding it easy to use. ... Read more

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    19. The Oxford Companion to United States History
    by Oxford University Press, USA
    Hardcover (04 July, 2001)
    list price: $75.00 -- our price: $75.00
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    Isbn: 0195082095
    Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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    From abortion to "Babe" Didrikson Zaharias, Abrams vs. United States tothe Zenger trial, and abstract impressionism to Dr. Marie Zakrzewska, Read more

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    2-0 out of 5 stars Fails as a Guide to American History
    Students and history buffs need a good, comprehensive volume on the significant people, events, movements and changes in the United States over the course of its history. This volume, from the leading publisher of reference books in the English language, fails and disappoints with regard to these goals. This Oxford Companion tries to be the United States History of Everything, as a result it misses key aspects of political history and what it does cover is often inadequate and incomplete. 5-0 out of 5 stars a vital and reliable companion to u.s. history today
    This volume contains entries that deal with concepts, events, persons, and movements in u.s. history. The length of the entries is appropriate to the topic considered. In addition, the entires both inform the reader with up-to-date information and indicate how revisionist historians have resahped opionions or refocused the discipline. The entries are clearly written and eminently readable. They are persuasive in thier opionions, yet respectful of other stances. The cross references are helpful and ample. The same obtains for the bibliographies. The Oxford Companion to U.S. History far surpasses some other contemporary dictionaries in U.S. history. Its articles are treated in more depth and greater nuances. The entries in the other dictionaries are too short and far too superficial. I would highly recommend this for people involved in serious historical study and research.

    5-0 out of 5 stars a vital and reliable companion to u.s. history today
    This volume contains entries that deal with concepts, events, persons, and movements in u.s. history. The length of the entries is appropriate to the topic considered. In addition, the entires both inform the reader with up-to-date information and indicate how revisionist historians have resahped opionions or refocused the discipline. The entries are clearly written and eminently readable. They are persuasive in thier opionions, yet respectful of other stances. The cross references are helpful and ample. The same obtains for the bibliographies. The Oxford Companion to U.S. History far surpasses some other contemporary dictionaries in U.S. history. Its articles are treated in more depth and greater nuances. The entries in the other dictionaries are too short and far too superficial. I would highly recommend this for people involved in serious historical study and research. The price, especially the discounted one offered by amazon.com, is well worth the investment for scholars,libraries, and families. ... Read more

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    20. The Craft of Research, 2nd edition (Chicago Guides to Writing, Editing, and Publishing)
    by University Of Chicago Press
    Paperback (March, 2003)
    list price: $15.00 -- our price: $10.20
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    Skillfully done, research can be the solid cornerstone of your term paper (or dissertation, essay, or article); inadequately executed, it can cause your whole project to crumble and fall. Yet essential as research is to the ultimate success of your work, performing it is not an innate talent. The precepts, steps, and skills of solid research are readily acquired if you spend some time with Read more

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    3-0 out of 5 stars Somewhat Useful...
    I am a master's student just beginning graduate studies in the humanities.I picked up this book during my first semester and devoured it over the course of a few days (my undergraduate degree is in mathematics, so I figured I was a little behind the curve in my present area).It's the kind of book I think I will return to occasionally throughout my studies.There's some useful stuff here, but the main point of the book is "make sure you make a good argument!"That's really what it boils down to.As someone with a solid background in logic, however, I found much of the book to be reducible to basic principles of common sense.There's a section on "warrants" for example that sounds very sophisticated and difficult, but is really just an exercise in constructing a logical argument by using universally accepted propositions.Now this is fine, but I think the material could be presented in a much simpler manner.Instead of using large tables and graphics with arrows and textboxes and all that jazz, the authors could have taken a more minimalist route and avoided a lot of confusion. I don't know... maybe I would have just preferred a different format.Some of the things in the book really bug me.For example, chapter seven introduces the ideas of claim, warrants, reason, and evidence.To put it simply, you base claims on reasons.Evidence is the cold hard reality upon which the reasoning process rests.Warrants are like propositions which connect reasons to claims in the way antecedents are connected to consequents.If your warrant is something like A=>B then your reasons will need to coincide with A and your claims with B (if your warrant is going to successfully connect reasons to claims).If your claim is more specific than B then your warrant isn't strong enough (and your claim is unjustifiably strong).If your reason is broader than A then your claim won't necessarily follow because your not sticking to the limits of the proposition.This kind of stuff is very basic logical reasoning which everyone is familiar with.So why do the authors say "as we said, this is not easy stuff."Maybe it's not easy because the presentation is muddled.It could have been simplified by taking a more symbolic route (perhaps in addition to, or as a a preliminary, what is already here).

    5-0 out of 5 stars The Craft of Research
    Excellent way to learn the steps required to write an quality research paper.Learning the proper way to do reseach will remove stress and make writing fun.I am a 1 year MBA student at WSU but I wish I learned these techniques in high school.The next edition should have examples and resources for business students.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Notes from an English Instructor
    The Craft of Research is an excellent guide for students of all ages and levels.I teach Freshman Composition, and I am using it this year as a basis of lectures in my Research Class.I am considering requiring my students to buy it next year.The book is not written as a textbook, but as a guide that individual students could read and use.The language is straight forward and easy to follow.The authors, English professors, take students through the research process, step by step.I highly recommend this book for anyone from high school seniors through graduate school, especially for those who are a few years removed from Freshman Comp. ... Read more

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