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ABC for Book Collectors
ABC for Book Collectors
by John Carter
Edition: Hardcover
Price: CDN$ 33.74
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5.0 out of 5 stars Auctions, book conditions, facsimiles and fakes, & more, July 16 2004
Written by bibliographer John Carter (1905-1975), and originally published in 1952, this 232-page compendium of information and insights has long been considered the "how-to bible" for dedicated antiquarians, bibliophiles, and specialty lib-rarians with respect to locating, evaluating, and acquiring rare and out-of-print titles. Now in a completely revised, expanded, and re-set eighth edition, the ABC For Book Collectors is additionally enhanced with an informative introduction by Nicolas Barker (a personal friend of the late John Carter and the man who is responsible for the updates and revisions of this eighth edition). Among the subject authoritatively covered (and arranged in more than 490 alphabetically presented entries) are technical terms used in book collecting and bibliography; auctions, book conditions, facsimiles and fakes, "points", rarity, and more. This new addition provides up-to-date information on web-based book collecting (including eBay sales). The ABC For Book Collectors is a seminal and essential reference shelf component for dealers and collectors, and will prove of immense interest to authors, publishers, librarians, bibliophiles, bibliographers, and reviewers as well!

The ABCs of IPOs: Investment Strategies and Tactics for New Issue Securities
The ABCs of IPOs: Investment Strategies and Tactics for New Issue Securities
by Robert Anthony Chechile
Edition: Paperback
Price: CDN$ 26.19
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5.0 out of 5 stars Takes practical realities and necessities into account, July 16 2004
Investor and stockbroker Robet Anthony Chechile shares his wisdom and experience in The ABCs Of IPOs: Investment Strategies And Tactics For New Issue Securities, which carefully teaches the reader about an intial public offerings (IPO), as well as other new issue securities that are sought by investors who seek to make money at a much faster rate than can be done in other investment venues. But at what risk? The ABCs Of IPOs covers typical IPO market price behavior, different types of securities offered to the public, basic rules and regulations, financial evaluation techniques, rule-of- thumb guidelines, tactical maneuvers to maximize profits or minimize losses, and much more. A solid advice guide that takes practical realities and necessities into account, and written in plain terms directly accessible to the lay reader.

Successful Real Estate Investing: How to Avoid the 75 Most Costly Mistakes Every Investor Makes
Successful Real Estate Investing: How to Avoid the 75 Most Costly Mistakes Every Investor Makes
by Robert Shemin
Edition: Paperback
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5.0 out of 5 stars A superb supplementary resource for savvy investors, July 16 2004
Successful Real Estate Investing: How To Avoid The 75 Most Costly Mistakes Every Investor Makes lists many common errors in judgement that real estate buyers make - mistakes that can be horrifically costly when investing hundreds of thousands of dollars into property. From relying on what people tell you instead of what they actually do, to overspending on rehab projects, to failing to review one's finances, progress, and overall activity at least once a week (a comon business problem) and much more, Successful Real Estate Investing charts critical pitfalls to avoid. Appendices offer means to find great real estate deals, top 10 common mistakes complete with lists for the reader to write in, six basic rules of negotiation such as "never mention a number unless you absolutely have to" and "get it in writing", and much more. A superb supplementary resource for savvy investors seeking to learn the easy way - from other people's mistakes rather than one's own.

Songye of the Democratic Republic of Congo
Songye of the Democratic Republic of Congo
by Nkamany Kabamba
Edition: Paperback

5.0 out of 5 stars The difficulty of maintaining democratic standards, July 16 2004
Songye Of The Democratic Republic Of Congo: A Legacy To Remember examines the history and culture of the Songye people of Africa and the modern-day African nation of the Democratic Republic of Congo. Including poems of oral remembrance, a brief history of the Songye from prehistory to the modern day, and addressing issues of the difficulty of maintaining democratic standards (for example, it takes the average person 20 minutes to cast their vote under the current system), Songye Of The Democratic Republic Of Congo is a rich, outstandingly relevant and welcome addition to African culture and studies shelves.

Losing the New China: A Story of American Commerce, Desire, and Betrayal
Losing the New China: A Story of American Commerce, Desire, and Betrayal
by Ethan Gutmann
Edition: Hardcover
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5.0 out of 5 stars A dark and shocking wake-up call, July 16 2004
Losing The New Chinca: A Story Of American Commerce, Desire And Betrayal is both a personal memoir and testimony to escalating American submission to greed. True stories of bribery, pandering to the interests of Big Brother, and a corporate mentality that brings popular hatred of the U.S. both at home and abroad. A dark and shocking wake-up call to failure of morals and conscience upon the part of American businesses overseas.

The Perfect Sister: What Draws Us Together, What Drives Us Apart
The Perfect Sister: What Draws Us Together, What Drives Us Apart
by Marcia Millman
Edition: Hardcover
25 used & new from CDN$ 1.13

5.0 out of 5 stars Considers what makes adult sisters close, July 16 2004
Sisters are a complicated relationship: though they may grow up together, their personalities and perspectives may be totally different. Author Marcia Millman spent hundreds of hours interviewing sisters to examine how their bonds were formed and how they changed throughout life: Perfect Sister considers what makes adult sisters close - or not - and how sister sibling bonds and rifts form.

Free, Fearless & Female: Wild Thoughts on Womanhood
Free, Fearless & Female: Wild Thoughts on Womanhood
by Willow Creek Press
Edition: Hardcover
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5.0 out of 5 stars Pairing funny animal photos and quotes from notable women, July 16 2004
Willow Creek Press' little inspirational book is for the independent modern woman who needs some fun words of empowerment paired with fun animal photos. Free, Fearless Female isn't just another tired book of inspirational sayings: the comedy pairing of funny animal photos and quotes from notable women gives it a fun flavor missing from competitiors.

Baby Boomer Bachelorette
Baby Boomer Bachelorette
by Patsy Stagner
Edition: Perfect Paperback
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5.0 out of 5 stars Charting the different world of midlife dating, July 16 2004
Single baby-boomers re-entering the world of over-forty dating will find Patsy Stagner's Baby Boom Bachelorette a unique guide charting the different world of midlife dating. From assessing 'baggage' and whom to date to locating bachelors and getting noticed, Stagner provides many candid tips based on practical real-world experience.

The Complete Guide to Paintball
The Complete Guide to Paintball
by Steve Davidson
Edition: Paperback
26 used & new from CDN$ 1.06

5.0 out of 5 stars A virtual encyclopedia of expert advice, July 16 2004
Now in an updated, expanded, and illustrated third edition, The Complete Guide To Paintball can justifiably be considered as the "bible" of one of the country's most popular personal competition sporting activities. This is a virtual encyclopedia of expert advice and information on the rules, equipment, clothing, safety, tactics, fields, and every other aspect of the game. If you are a participant (or soon to be one) in this exciting and challenging game where you shoot (and get shot at with) a paint-filled gelatin capsule from an air-powered "marker" gun at a velocity of 300 feet per second, then you will need your very own copy of The Complete Guide To Paintball!

Volleyball Skills And Drills
Volleyball Skills And Drills
by BERTOLI JIM
Edition: Paperback
Price: CDN$ 12.96
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5.0 out of 5 stars A very highly recommended manual, July 16 2004
Jim Bertoli draws upon a highly successful and extensive volleyball coaching career to write Volleyball Skills & Drills, a comprehensive instruction manual for developing all of the skills of volleyball as a competitive sport. The drills provided will help other coaches handle specific situations that will inevitable occur with the teams. Showcasing some one hundred specific drills, Volleyball Skills & Drills also addresses the relevant issues of defensive systems, conditioning, and game strategies. A very highly recommended manual for anyone charged with the responsibility of coaching a volleyball team, Volleyball Skills & Drills is enhanced with definitions of terminology, key phrases, and more than eighty illustrative diagrams.

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