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2018 Revised EditionBitcoin has made early investors like the Winkelvoss twins millions in a matter of minutes in the past year and has the potential to transform the financial landscape. It's not too late to get in on the action.
Bitcoin is not another payment processor. Like the Internet, Bitcoin is a technology that runs through a distributed network. No one controls it, and no one can shut it down. Bitcoin has been called the currency of the Internet, but it is much more powerful than that. More astute observers have called it the Internet of currency.This new, revised edition of The Bitcoin Guidebook has the most up-to-date info and recommended approaches for anyone who doesn't want to be left behind in the next technological revolution. It is an easy-to-read, easy-to-understand guide that explains everything the reader needs to know about how Bitcoin and other digital currencies work, what they can be used for, and how they will shape our society in the future. Topics covered include:The digital currency's origins, past, present, and futureThe revolutionary blockchain technology behind Bitcoin, and its future for the industries of music, arts, photography, and moreHow to obtain and invest in Bitcoin or other cryptocurrency How and where to spend BitcoinBitcoin's relationship with the seedy Internet undergroundAlternative digital currencies, like ethereum, ripple, litecoin, IOTA or dashHow governments and financial institutions may react to cryptocurrency in the future
How to interact with other Bitcoin owners on exchanges like Coinbase
Not one, not two, but three Custer brothers died at the Little Bighorn—and so did their only sister's husband.Most do not realize that not one, not two, but three Custer brothers died with the 7th Cavalry at the hands of the Sioux and Cheyenne at Little Bighorn in 1876. So too did their nephew and the husband of their only sister. Less than half the immediate Custer family would survive the massacre. This is their story.This book is a must for all those interested in the enduring Custer legend. Where other Custer literature focuses solely on George Armstrong, The Other Custers is the only volume to explore the lives of the Custer siblings in depth. War hero Tom Custer earned two Medals of Honor during the Civil War before riding into the West with his brother. There was the bashful and enigmatic Nevin Custer, and the young Boston Custer, whose one desire in life was to share the adventures of his idolized older brothers. Margaret Custer married into the 7th Cavalry and was widowed at twenty-four when her husband, James Calhoun, was among the dead at the Little Bighorn. The Other Custers traces the upbringing of the family and follows Nevin and Margaret as they carried the Custer name beyond Little Bighorn. The book also uncovers much more detail about the ancestors and descendants of the Custer siblings than is to be found in other Custer biographies.
The face of autism is changing. And more often than we realize, that face is wearing lipstick.Autism in Heels, an intimate memoir, reveals the woman inside one of autism’s most prominent figures, Jennifer O'Toole. At the age of thirty-five, Jennifer was diagnosed with Asperger's syndrome, and for the first time in her life, things made sense. Now, Jennifer exposes the constant struggle between carefully crafted persona and authentic existence, editing the autism script with wit, candor, passion, and power. Her journey is one of reverse-self-discovery not only as an Aspie but--more importantly--as a thoroughly modern woman.Beyond being a memoir, Autism in Heels is a love letter to all women. It’s a conversation starter. A game changer. And a firsthand account of what it is to walk in Jennifer's shoes (especially those iconic red stilettos).Whether it's bad perms or body image, sexuality or self-esteem, Jennifer's is as much a human journey as one on the spectrum. Because autism “looks a bit different in pink,” most girls and women who fit the profile are not identified, facing years of avoidable anxiety, eating disorders, volatile relationships, self-harm, and stunted independence. Jennifer has been there, too. Autism in Heels takes that message to the mainstream.From her own struggles and self-discovery, she has built an empire of empowerment, inspiring women the world over to realize they aren't mistakes. They are misunderstood miracles.
Blockchain should be easy to understand, but the so-called “experts” always explain it in such a complicated way!

Through 200 original illustrations, this book provides simple explanation of Blockchain technology: what Blockchain is and how it works.

This book will help you, understand everything about Blockchain, including:

The Origin,

The Theory,

The People,

The Application,

The Brief History of Blockchain

And many more fundamental aspects of blockchain!
Many clinicians offer strong instruction in building a relationship with the horse but too often exclude safety concerns and teaching the skills necessary for safe and fulfilling use in the backcountry. They don?t show students how to tie up a horse?s foot should you have to restrain him to pull porcupine quills, and they don?t teach basic knots and hitches. Enter Dan Aadland, a seasoned equestrian and breeder who shares expertise gained from riding backroads and teaching clinics.

Aadland first teaches students to understand the natural impulses of the horse and how to stay safe, a method he calls ?survival horsemanship.? He then moves on to training both horse and rider in the basics of trail riding, including saddling, mounting with control, trail savvy, types of trails and obstacles, domestic and wild animal encounters, and staying cool in stressful situations. Other helpful topics covered include:

Essential neck rein skills

Elementary packing

A mule primer

Safe trailering

Low-impact trail riding

And much more!

With Beyond the Round Pen, riders will be ready for safe backcountry exploring in no time.
“Smokin' cigars and talkin' big,” is a favorite tongue-in-cheek phrase, if not pastime, of Iowa farm boy turned commodities tycoon and former Refco chairman Tom Dittmer. The futures business in 1970s Chicago was like the Wild West, and Dittmer was a maverick and gunslinger with the best (and worst) of them. In a place and time like no other in business history, Dittmer was smack in the middle, pushing, shoving, and above all, persevering.
Raised by a single mother, young Dittmer had barely the grades to graduate high school, let alone overcome poverty, illness, dyslexia, and a crippling stutter. And yet through sheer determination, Dittmer graduated from the University of Iowa and went on to serve in the US Army’s elite 3rd Infantry in Washington, DC, where he was also appointed a White House Social Aide. He soon met and married a smart, beautiful Texan and off they went to Chicago, fortune, and a modicum of fame.
By turns hilarious and heartbreaking, occasionally off-color but always colorful, Dittmer tells his story his way: simply and directly in a chain of events that reads more like a movie script than a memoir. With a cast of characters including celebrities, heads of state, fugitives, financiers, Nobel laureates, and no-good scoundrels, Talkin' Big is about living large, winning big, losing badly, and staying true to who you are. With invaluable insights into business and life, Dittmer has the grace and hutzpah to enjoy the whole ride, and you can’t help but enjoy it, too.
• All recipes are gluten-free, low-carb, low-sugar, yeast-free, nut-free, soy-free, and low-oxalate.• Oxalates are a naturally occurring but potentially inflammatory substance found in a wide variety of healthy plant foods, such as almonds, pumpkin, spinach, and more.• Oxalates are often found in many of the most popular diets today, include paleo and ketogenic, and the inability to process them may lead to bladder and kidney pain, blurry vision, headaches, and may suffer from the frequent need to urinate and exhaustion.• Author runs the new healthy-living website and blog Hello Dollface (500 views per day) and has a following of nearly 4,000 across all platforms.
Many fishermen will acknowledge that the brown trout (Salmo trutta) and the Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar) are the world’s most intriguing, beautiful and noble fish. Having evolved nearly fifty million years ago in the Eocene epoch, these two species are close genetic cousins and descendants that can be found in oceans, rivers, lakes, and streams across the entire world. The Brown Trout-Atlantic Salmon Nexus is a complete historical, scientific, artistic, culinary, and practical guide to understanding and appreciating these remarkable fish.

Veteran author, guide, and adventurist Matthew Supinski first highlights the evolution and history of the brown trout, from its origins in Europe and the Eastern Hemisphere, to its first North American transplanting in 1883, to its spread across the globe. He then dives into the scientific and angling brilliance of the brown trout/Atlantic salmon lineage praising the two species’ remarkable adaptability and resilience. And finally, chapters on fly-fishing tactics, fly patterns, artistic appreciation, and culinary/foraging opportunities where they are found throughout the world, will give readers all the information they need to catch, admire and appreciate this magnificent piscatorial legacy.

With more than 150 stunning photos, The Brown Trout-Atlantic Salmon Salmo Nexus is a must-have for every passionate fisherman, admirer, artist and culinary naturalist connoisseur to enjoy.
This is the authoritative account of the Israeli army’s performance in the bitter Yom Kippur War of 1973. The origins of the war amid the turbulent history of competing powers in the Middle East are fully explored, as is the build-up of Arab forces that almost inexplicably caught Israel by surprise. The author then provides a gripping narrative of the conflict itself, punctuated by firsthand accounts and interviews with combatants. The War of Atonement is full of drama and tales of inspirational bravery, as Israel defied the odds to defeat the two-pronged invasion. An analysis of the political implications of the conflict bring this epic tale to a close.

For this edition Chaim Herzog’s son, Brigadier General Michael Herzog, has written an introduction which places the book in the context of his father’s achievements and gives a revealing insight into the man himself. This is the most comprehensive work on a conflict that has had major implications for our own troubled times.
Elder Americans in their eighties, nineties, and even hundreds, have survived the Holocaust, endured the Great Depression, fought in World War II, lived through the Civil Rights Movement, and endured countless booms and busts. And yet, unlike other parts of the world where elders are respected and revered, so many American elders tend to be lonely and feel irrelevant, without a voice or presence in American culture.The elders need our attention and love—and we need their stories and wisdom. Dave Romanelli is on a journey to meet and listen to the stories of Americans who have seen (and lived) it all! One person he met is a 103-year-old who began driving a horse and buggy, then a Model A Ford, and now a yellow Smart Car, who says, “The first hundred years were the hardest. Everything after that is a breeze.” Another new friend is a ninety-year-old who lost four grandparents, both parents, and three siblings in Auschwitz, and is a reminder to all of us to wake up and be grateful.The elders featured in Life Lessons from the Oldest and Wisest share a mix of history, wisdom, and joie de vivre, which is our most precious resource. Let us cherish it—before it’s too late.
Perfect for teachers who need help managing their time,Time Saving Tips for Teachers is structured for easy use. Flip through the chapters and apply the ideas that fit immediate needs and style—and includes more than sixty reproducible forms that can be used right away, covering student and parent information, reading and writing coaches, homework, standards for assignments, and supplies, just to name a few. New tips include portfolios, substitute teachers, email, handheld computers, and the Internet!

Chapters provide ideas on how to save time without diminishing quality by:

Communicating effectively—but briefly

Managing materials

Planning the week ahead

Learning to say “No”

Using the Internet to save time

Working with substitutes and volunteers

Creating a filing system that saves time

Avoiding distractions

Treating yourself as a professional

This guide helps teachers work smarter and enjoy life outside of teaching once again!
Iconix is a comprehensive collection of iconic product design objects, chronologically organized from the beginning of the Industrial Revolution to the present. Each spread of this richly illustrated book showcases the author’s representation of the chosen design, expressing its essence and capturing its spirit. In the introductory text, he shares his concept of the term iconicity to help the reader understand what makes these products stand out and why they are considered icons today. More than one hundred remarkable product designs from all areas, including household appliances, everyday objects, furniture, entertainment technology and office equipment, are presented in this collection. Accompanying the images are well-researched and charming vignettes about each product, with amusing insights and fun tidbits of information about its time and place. Each one informs how design has been influenced by changes in technology, science, and society. While these products were considered innovative at their inception, all have withstood the test of time and many are still, remarkably, in use today. Whether you are drawn to this book because of an interest in design or a penchant for nostalgia and the objects that trigger memories—or both—you will undoubtedly recognize quite a few of these products, such as the Coca-Cola bottle, the Wester & Co pocket knife, the Kitchen Aid mixer, the Le Creuset Dutch oven, the Weber grill, the Bic cristal pen, the Rolodex address file, Kikkoman soy sauce bottles, the Kodak Instamatic, the Polaroid SX-70, the SONY Walkman, the Apple MacIntosh, and the Dyson air-multiplier. Maybe they were part of your childhood or represent your ideal in design; certainly, they will evoke a sense of the familiar. Iconix is an engaging and accessible presentation of the history of product design, providing an extensive catalog of the most memorable product designs of the past 150 years.
Inspirational and practical, this book focuses on the quality of teaching and learning in elementary and middle school classrooms and helps teachers and students find more joy, satisfaction, and meaning in their work.

Experienced teacher Steve Reifman defines a quality classroom in reader-friendly terms, explains how to measure quality, and covers the conditions under which all students are empowered to reach their full potential. The author synthesizes key concepts from the fields of education, psychology, management, and personal growth to arrive at the eight essential elements of teaching, including realistic goal setting, assessment-oriented instruction, parent involvement, and teacher leadership. Written in an engaging personal voice and drawing upon the work of experts such as Stephen Covey, Howard Gardner, Ted Sizer, William Glasser, Carol Ann Tomlinson, Alfie Kohn, and Alan Blakenstein, this resource
Promotes student motivation and a classroom environment of trust and respect
Build higher-level thinking and group problem solving into the curriculum
Presents classroom applications, examples, anecdotes, and reproducible pages
Features ideas from practicing teaching for putting these essential ideas to work in the classroom
Eight Essentials for Empowered Teaching and Learning, K-8 motivates student teachers, beginning teachers, and veteran educators to become the most effective instructors they can be and achieve the best learning outcomes possible for their students.
Fasting is a great way to cleanse the body. During a fast, the body’s natural processes change; waste is cleared from the digestive tract and chemicals stored in fat and other tissues are released. The right detox program can mean your clarity and focus improves; your sense of strength, energy, and happiness increases; your food cravings minimize; and you may even lose weight.In this book, certified health coach Michelle Savage aims to help readers restart, reset, and reclaim their lives by offering two types of juice cleanses: a 7-day cleanse, perfect for those who want to jump in with two feet, and a 30-day cleanse, great for those who are a bit hesitant to commit or whose lifestyles cannot support the shorter approach.First, learn all about the benefits of juicing, detoxing, fasting, and cleansing and how to do it the right way. Then, start juicing! The Green Aisle’s Healthy Juicingr includes meal plans complete with recipes for both juices and light snacks and meals for whichever cleanse you choose.
Easy to use tool that is valuable for both veteran and novice teachers alike.
Contains dozens of reproducible forms that allow for immediate personalization.
According to the US Department of Education, there are approximately 3.1 million fulltime teachers in the Public School System alone, and every teacher has struggled with time management. Previous edition was $27.95, compared to this new, affordable edition at only $14.99.
Talking, Listening, and Teaching demonstrates how important it is for teachers to understand and monitor classroom communication patterns and resolve problems that may hamper students' learning. Using examples from real classrooms, the author explains

How classroom talk is different from communication outside the classroom

How to gather and analyze data about classroom talk

What type of questioning generates good discussions

Why and how to give feedback to students

How nonverbal communication impacts the classroom

This insightful guide to classroom communication, featuring provocative “Thinking About Your Own Classroom” questions, is ideal for teacher study groups and benefits educators who wish to effectively manage this important aspect of teaching and learning.
The only series of step-by-step guides to succeeding in the skilled trades and achieving the American dream. At Your Best as a Carpenter is your playbook for learning if a career as a carpenter is right for you, progressing from pre-apprentice to journeyman to master carpenter, and launching your own small business. Learn:What does a career as a carpenter look like?Why should you consider becoming a carpenter?How do you become a successful craftsman as a carpenter?How much can you make as a carpenter?What are your career options once you become a carpenter?How long does it take to be successful at each stage in a carpenter’s career?How and where do you find work as a carpenter?What does it take to strike out on your own? What does it take to launch and build a successful small business?At Your Best is the only step-by-step handbook to finding if a career in the trades is right for you, educating yourself and earning the proper certifications, establishing yourself as an excellent apprentice and journeyman in the industry, and moving on to start your own small business in the trades. At each step of the way, your At Your Best playbook and its companion, www.AtYourBest.com, provide the information, recommendations, outside resources, and concrete actions needed for taking the next successful step in You, Inc. Whether you are beginning your first career, changing careers, or ready to move up and start your own business as a carpenter, plumber, HVAC/R tech, or other tradesman, this is the book that will tell you how. There currently over 6.5 million unfilled jobs in the skilled trades in the US. Despite being well-paying and secure, these jobs remain open because enough qualified candidates with the skills, attitude, and experience required do not exist. Moreover, plenty of opportunity exists for established tradespeople to start their own business, but they have no guidance. The At Your Best Playbooks series and www.AtYourBest.com change that.
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