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Yule: A Celebration of Light and Warmth
Yule: A Celebration of Light and Warmth
by Dorothy Morrison
Edition: Paperback
54 used & new from CDN$ 0.01

1.0 out of 5 stars Disrespectful and Superficial "Story" of Yule, Oct. 6 2002
This book does have some good information, however light and superficial, but don't read it if you are a thin-skinned (or even a moderately-skinned) Christian.
It seems obvious to me that the author of this book is anti-Christian, despite being raised as a Christian. Winter holidays are celebrated by many different faiths, as this book illustrates, however, the author takes every opportunity to let you know what a bunch of hipocritic morons the Christians are.
I don't know about you, but I believe there are many paths to God and no one has the "Right" path. I'm not a Wiccan, but I respect their right to practice that faith. The author doesn't respect other faiths and it became clear after only the first chapter that this book was a vehicle for her to vent her scorn.
I do not deny that many (if not all) Christian holidays piggy backed on older pagan celebrations -- this is a known fact. However, the way Ms. Morrison states these facts is very disrespectful.

Quick Fix: Total Mix - Complete Total Body Workout System (Full Screen)
Quick Fix: Total Mix - Complete Total Body Workout System (Full Screen)
DVD ~ Minna Lessig, Nancy Popp
Offered by OMydeals
Price: CDN$ 112.31
12 used & new from CDN$ 24.96

5.0 out of 5 stars Great Mix-it-Up Workout, Oct. 6 2002
I love this workout DVD concept. You can mix and match nine 10-minute segments in any order you choose. The only thing I wish is that there were a little more variety.
You get three abs workouts; three buns work outs, one upper body, one lower body and one both. This basically means you have 4.5 lower body workouts. I would have liked a more even balance between upper and lower body.
That aside, this is one of my favorite workout DVDs.

Yule: A Celebration of Light and Warmth
Yule: A Celebration of Light and Warmth
by Dorothy Morrison
Edition: Paperback
54 used & new from CDN$ 0.01

1.0 out of 5 stars Disrespectful and Superficial "Story" of Yule, Oct. 6 2002
This book does have some good information, however light and superficial, but don't read it if you are a thin-skinned (or even a moderately-skinned) Christian.
It seems obvious to me that the author of this book is anti-Christian, despite being raised as a Christian. Winter holidays are celebrated by many different faiths, as this book illustrates, however, the author takes every opportunity to let you know what a bunch of hipocritic morons the Christians are.
I don't know about you, but I believe there are many paths to God and no one has the "Right" path. I'm not a Wiccan, but I respect their right to practice that faith. The author doesn't respect other faiths and it became clear after only the first chapter that this book was a vehicle for her to vent her scorn.
I do not deny that many (if not all) Christian holidays piggy backed on older pagan celebrations -- this is a known fact. However, the way Ms. Morrison states these facts is very disrespectful.

Web Word Wizardry: A Guide to Writing for the Web and Internet
Web Word Wizardry: A Guide to Writing for the Web and Internet
by Rachel Mcalpine
Edition: Paperback
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5.0 out of 5 stars Enlightening and Useful, Feb. 7 2001
Although my copy from the first printing of this book had a lot of typos--which I know she fixed--I found this book to be enlightening and helpful. This book not only covers tips for writing in online media, but advice on other aspects of online writing that a typical writer might not think of or even know exist. Rachel's writing is approachable--I highly recommend this book to those who are thinking of venturing forth into this writing frotier (and it is still that after "all these years") and especially for those whose jobs depend on these kinds of skills.

SELLING SCIENCE (REVISED EDITION): How T e Press Covers Science And Technology
SELLING SCIENCE (REVISED EDITION): How T e Press Covers Science And Technology
by Nelkin Nelkin
Edition: Paperback
15 used & new from CDN$ 3.08

2.0 out of 5 stars Not a memorable read., Feb. 7 2001
If you are interested in science writing and how scientists and those who write about scientists' work influence and affect eachother, you might find some useful information here. Otherwise, I wouldn't bother.

Excellence in Public Relations and Communication Management
Excellence in Public Relations and Communication Management
by James E. Grunig
Edition: Paperback
Price: CDN$ 86.85
26 used & new from CDN$ 29.78

5.0 out of 5 stars Interesting Read--1st Phase in Larger Research Project, Feb. 7 2001
I got the skinny on this project from Grunig himself--he was my advisor in graduate school. This is the opening introduction publication of a large research project he and his colleagues were conducting for the International Association of Business Communicators (IABC). Taking their inspiration from Peters and Waterman's "In Search of Excellence", this book provides a comprehensive look at public relations, giving readers an idea of where the field is and where it is heading. I'd consider this a must-have resource for anyone wanting to move up the ranks as a public relations professional.

Living The Dream: Writing As A Way Of Life
Living The Dream: Writing As A Way Of Life
by Michael Seidman
Edition: Paperback
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4.0 out of 5 stars Mixed Feelings, Feb. 7 2001
At times, I found this book lacked freshness--it said what so many others had said before. At others, I was drawn in and found Seidman's suggestions exciting and interesting. My favorite chapters were 7--an outline of the hero's journey--and 4--an overview of fiction genres. If you don't mind wading through the old-had advice, you will find your self rewarded with plenty of fresh and savory guidelines and tips. This book is most appropriate for the beginner or novice writer.

Managing Public Relations CL
Managing Public Relations CL
by James E. Grunig
Edition: Hardcover
Price: CDN$ 285.07
17 used & new from CDN$ 5.19

5.0 out of 5 stars Great Little Textbook for PR Students, Feb. 7 2001
O.K. the book may not be that little, but is an excellent resource for beginning PR students and professionals. It covers all the basicis from a definition of PR to how to do PR well to how to perform the nuts & bolts tasks of PR. It is also very readable. It may not be a cuddle-up-in-bed book, but it does the job in a much less painful way than most textbooks! (P.S. Grunig is an excellent teacher and explains PR concepts in an approachable manner.)

Buzzwords: The Jargon of the 1990s
Buzzwords: The Jargon of the 1990s
by John Davis
Edition: Paperback
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4.0 out of 5 stars Fun to flip through, Feb. 6 2001
If you love to read dictionaries--and I know there are those out there who do, whether you admit it or not--this is a book for you. Davis has collected jargon and slang words used by professionals from advertising to waiters. If you're a writer, you might find this to be an interesting creativity jump-starter, either to add color to your characters or to develop one from scratch. Some words have the added bonus of being used in a sentence to further clarify meaning and usage.

Yoga Zone Introduction to Yoga: A Beginner's Guide to Health, Fitness, and Relaxation
Yoga Zone Introduction to Yoga: A Beginner's Guide to Health, Fitness, and Relaxation
by Alan Finger
Edition: Paperback
21 used & new from CDN$ 0.78

5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent Intro to Yoga & Yoga Zone, Feb. 2 2001
I am a rank beginner when it comes to yoga--I didn't even think about it until last year and just started taking classes this year (2001). This book provides a good introduction to Yoga Zone's brand of yoga--a mixture of three types: Hatha yoga (a physical form of yoga), Tantra yoga (a more philosophical form of yoga) and Ayurveda yoga (a healing form of yoga). The section on breath and breathing (an important part of yoga and life in general) is great and the descriptions and illustrations of the various postures are quite helpful (and take up the bulk of the book). Finger and Bingham have a very personable style of writing that makes it seem you are being spoken to, rather than reading a book.

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