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Things I Wish I D Known Before I Started Sailing

Author : John Vigor
ISBN : 1574092111
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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Approachable, informative and entertaining, John Vigor writes an alphabetical reference that shares the wealth of his experience and helps sailors new and old avoid unfortunate mistakes aboard their vessel. Fun to browse and easy to search.

Things I Wish I D Known Before I Started Sailing Expanded And Updated

Author : John Vigor
ISBN : 9781493055388
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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Aimed at sailboat owners of all kinds, this reference book contains 200 entries packed with solid practical advice and valuable tips. Each entry is categorized alphabetically and prefaced by an arresting statement, such as "People always lie about how fast their boats are." The reference format offers readers the opportunity to open the book at any page and browse endlessly. Cartoons by SAIL Magazine cartoonist Tom Payne enliven the text. A comprehensive appendix covers some 50 technical topics. Includes a Foreword by Don Casey. " is always interesting and very readable." — Sailing "Filled with practical advice, this book is a winner." — The Ensign "Vigor, who's written for several boating magazines, has brought his experience and sense of humor to bear on the less than ideal experiences of sailing—and he's even alphabetized them...It's fun to page through and you just might learn a thing or two."— Soundings: An Interdisciplinary Journal "This book is easy to read. It imparts some very valuable information in a fun package." — Good Old Boat "This is a great reference book for those just entering the world of sailing, and entertaining." — Latitudes & Attitudes "Vigor, who's written for several boating magazines, has brought his experience and sense of humor to bear on the less than ideal experiences of sailing—and he's even alphabetized them...It's fun to page through and you just might learn a thing or two." — Soundings

Stuff I Wish I D Known When I Started Working

Author : Fergus O'Connell
ISBN : 9780857085689
Genre : Business & Economics
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Don't learn the hard way—get work advice from some of theworld's most successful people, all in one place! Work is a tricky business—the politics, the workload, thecareer ladder. It can take years and years of battling away andlearning through mistakes to fully get to grips with the dos anddon'ts. What if you could fast track that process? Cut out allthose years of learning the hard way and working it out foryourself? Enter Stuff I Wish I'd Known When I StartedWorking, the unique guide to making work work! Fergus O'Connellhas had a wonderfully varied career spanning three decades, and inthis book, he will teach you the things it takes others years tofigure out. You'll also find nuggets of wisdom and invaluablecareer advice from some of the world's most successfulpeople—people like Oprah Winfrey, J.K. Rowling, Steve Jobs,Richard Branson and Jeff Bezos. Whether you're new to the workforce, changing roles, or juststuck in a professional rut, this book shows you what you need toknow to get ahead. By learning from the common mistakes of others,you can avoid making those mistakes yourself—and possiblyskip a few rungs on the corporate ladder. Quickly learn what others have taken years to work out Get nuggets of work wisdom from some of the world's mostsuccessful people Learn how to get more done in less time, and stimulate yourcreativity Aim high, and get where you're going faster You'll spend the majority of your waking hours at work for themajority of your life. Make it time well spent. Learn how to bemore effective, more accountable, more visible, and less afraid. Ifyou want a seat on the bullet train to success, Stuff I Wish I'dKnown When I Started Working provides the tips and tools youneed. Buckle up.

Things I Wish I D Known

Author : Victoria Young
ISBN : 9781848318373
Genre : Family & Relationships
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THE PERFECT GIFT FOR MOTHER'S DAY! Look at the front cover of any parenting book and what do you see? Glowing mothers-to-be, or pristine, beautifully-behaved children. But the reality is, your pregnancy might be a sweaty, moody rollercoaster, and your children will almost certainly spend the first few years of their lives covered in food, tears and worse. And the experience is no less magical for it. In this no-holds-barred collection of essays, prominent women authors, journalists and TV personalities explore the truth about becoming mothers. Covering topics from labour to the breastapo, twins to IVF, weaning to post-birth sex, and with writers including Cathy Kelly, Adele Parks, Kathy Lette and Lucy Porter (and many more), Things I Wish I’d Known is a reassuring, moving and often hilarious collection that will speak to mothers - and mothers-to-be - everywhere.

American Book Publishing Record

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ISBN : UOM:39015066043244
Genre : American literature
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A Sailor S Logbook

Author : Mark L. Thompson
ISBN : 9780814340905
Genre : History
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In this firsthand account of life aboard the ships of the Great Lakes, Mark Thompson weaves together the threads of a story that relives a centuries-old tradition. Thompson began his logbook after he reported for duty aboard the Calcite II at Fraser Shipyard in Superior, Wisconsin, for the 1996 shipping season. A Sailor's Logbook is the first such book to chronicle a sailor's life at the end of the twentieth century. Not just a detailing of weather, cargo, and crew relations, A Sailor's Logbook is also an account of the daily lives of a diverse group of crewmembers as they share their sailing knowledge, "sea stories," and the many memories that accompany the pictures. Although there are ample resources in museums, archival collections, and company files regarding statistical logbook information, A Sailor's Logbook details the intricacies of daily life on a Great Lakes freighter. Thompson navigates the reader through the waters of the Great Lakes and his own life in this very special narrative.

Shopaholic To The Stars

Author : Sophie Kinsella
ISBN : 9780812993875
Genre : Fiction
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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • “A witty novel with the twists of a soap and the laughs of a rom-com.”—InTouch Sophie Kinsella returns to her beloved Shopaholic series with Becky Brandon (née Bloomwood) newly arrived in Hollywood and starry-eyed. She and her two-year-old daughter, Minnie, have relocated to L.A. to join Becky’s husband, Luke, who is there to handle PR for famous actress Sage Seymour. Becky can’t wait to start living the A-list lifestyle, complete with celebrity sightings, yoga retreats, and shopping trips to Rodeo Drive. But she really hopes to become a personal stylist—Sage’s personal stylist—if only Luke would set up an introduction. Then, unexpectedly, Becky is offered the chance to dress Sage’s archrival, and though things become a bit more complicated, it’s a dream come true! Red carpet premieres, velvet ropes, paparazzi clamoring for attention—suddenly Becky has everything she’s ever wanted. Or does she? Praise for Shopaholic to the Stars “Shopaholic Becky is funnier than ever as she tries to make it in Hollywood as a celeb stylist.”—People “Our beloved heroine Becky hilariously juggles motherhood and a new career. . . . Sophie Kinsella is such a genius.”—Redbook “It’s impossible not to fall in love with Becky and her antics, and this latest offering doesn’t disappoint. With appeal for fans of Kinsella’s prior Shopaholic books, this one will draw in new fans as well. Like the first six in the series, [Shopaholic to the Stars] is screamingly funny and lots of fun.”—Publishers Weekly (starred review) “Take the caustic wit of Gillian Flynn and the comedy of manners of Edith Wharton, add a British accent—that’s Sophie Kinsella.”—The Globe and Mail “Fans of the series who love Becky just as she is (and has always been) will enjoy this seventh series entry. . . . Kinsella expertly plots this story and deftly drops in some unexpected twists.”—Library Journal “Becky is a truly engaging narrator. She may be self-centered, a shopping addict and a bit flighty, but she’s also good-natured and genuinely funny. It’s a joy to accompany her on her journey, no matter how tangled it seems at times. A light, enjoyable read that’s pure escapism.”—Kirkus Reviews “Winsome Becky’s romp through Hollywood will thoroughly entertain readers, and the novel’s conclusion neatly paves the way for Becky’s next adventure.”—Booklist

Lightning World

Author : Trebor Thorpe
ISBN : 9781473204096
Genre : Fiction
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Brant was a scientist, a space scientist. He had techniques and technologies at his fingertips that would have looked like magic to the old timers of the twentieth century. There were new sciences that hadn't been heard of a century before. Things like Teleportology and Psycholithography. The specialised departmental scientists were narrow field experts in spheres of work that a twentieth century man wouldn't even have begun to comprehend. Science had the answer to most things, but there was a new world out through the Hyperdrive Lanes, a world of mystery on the edge of the universe. It was inhabited by ebony skinned humanoids, with proud noble chieftains and weird La-akas or medicine men. Brant and his crew scoffed at first. "Primitive magic and superstition" laughed the scientists. Then the La-akas did things that science couldn't' explain. Things like controlling nature. Brant and his men began to investigate the age of the culture. It wasn't primitive, it was old.... thousands of years older than Earth.... And it throbbed with terrible danger.

Congressional Record

Author : United States. Congress
ISBN : STANFORD:36105009868865
Genre : Law
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The Congressional Record is the official record of the proceedings and debates of the United States Congress. It is published daily when Congress is in session. The Congressional Record began publication in 1873. Debates for sessions prior to 1873 are recorded in The Debates and Proceedings in the Congress of the United States (1789-1824), the Register of Debates in Congress (1824-1837), and the Congressional Globe (1833-1873)


Author : Rosamund Carter
ISBN : 9781452526294
Genre : Fiction
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In 1813, two women were sent as convicts to Australia. Their life on the ship Jocasta toughened them for the life to come. On arrival, each was employed for their terms of conviction before they met again. They each married and together began the journey across the Blue Mountains to settle on the Bathurst Plains. Their lives and hardships before their mysterious disappearance began the long chain of events that wouldnt cease for two hundred years. In 2007, Sally and Hamish sought a change and a challenge. They found a four-hundred-acre property for sale on the other side of the Blue Mountains called Weatherwood. The estate agent could tell them very little except that the owner required they supply the names of their parents and grandparents and where they were born, but he couldnt tell them why. What they couldnt explain was why they were irresistibly drawn to Weatherwood. They bought it sight unseen. It was mad and they knew it. They had no idea what Weatherwood was or what they would find when they got there. Nevertheless, with their new 4x4 and their cat, Purrfec, they set out from Sydney on an adventure that would take them deep into the heart of Weatherwood and its many mysteries.

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