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The Great Food Gamble

By John Humphrys
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John Humphrys
John Humphrys is passionate about the state of British food, farming, fishing and agriculture. Here, he looks back to the days of organic farming in England when people shared and swapped food and considered the wildlife as well as the farmed animals, crops and fruits. He examines today's travesties: factory farming, pouring chemicals into the land, the scandal of the supermarket wars and cheap imported goods. He then turns to the future and asks: Can we save this ravaged earth and rebuild our community values? Most of all, can we reverse the damage to ourselves and our long-term health that may result from what we eat? John Humphrys' book requires the full attention of anyone who cares about themselves or the future.
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Good Business

By Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi
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Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi
In today's society it is scientists and businesspeople who wield the most influence and power. Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi believes this also gives them the responsibility to provide for the needs, not just of their workforce, but of the community in its largest sense. This book helps those in power towards a new understanding and vision of what it means to be a leader.The people interviewed here - including Peter Bijur (CEO of Texaco), Michael Markkula (co-founder of Apple Computer), Anita Roddick (founder of The Body Shop) and Ted Turner (vice chairman of AOL Time Warner) are recognised both for their success and because they care for more than success. Their case studies provide a blueprint for doing business that is good, not just in the material sense, but also on spiritual and ethical levels.Good Business shows leaders and managers - and employees - how to contribute to the development of an enjoyable life that provides meaning, to a society that is just and evolving, and ultimately to the sum of human happiness.
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The Growth Gamble

By Andrew Campbell, Robert Park
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Andrew Campbell, Robert Park
More and more corporations are experiencing a 'growth gap' when the natural growth of their core businesses is not enough. Nearly every company tries to create new legs for its mature portfolio, yet as many as 99 per cent of companies fail to create successful new growth platforms. Based on extensive new research The Growth Gamble is a major new book on the toughest challenge in management - finding, getting into and growing new businesses. Its startling conclusions will help you to 'Stop Kissing Frogs!' and enter only the most promising and profitable sectors for you Company's strengths. Most importantly, the book will arm you with practical tools to help your company make the right decision based on a Traffic Lights Toolkit - a powerful screening and strategic thinking tool that helps managers identify real opportunities and learn to "only Go On Green." With some startling 'red light' conclusions, this exciting new book gives alternatives, equipping practitioners with the tools which help them to make the right decisions and identify good prospects without the trial and error.
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Global Diversity

By Bidhan Chandra, Charles K. Bergman, Graziellla Figi
Authors:
Bidhan Chandra, Charles K. Bergman, Graziellla Figi
Mastering global business requires that leaders and managers fully understand the differences that exist within countries as well as between them. To succeed in China, knowledge of the local culture is essential...but which culture? Many businesspeople are aware that considerable variety exists, but lack the knowledge and tools to leverage this insight. The most successful business strategies rely on embracing the depth and breadth of diversity in local customers, employees and suppliers. Drawing on the authors' years of hands-on experience, Global Diversity presents the key cultural variables relevant in eight major markets: China, Egypt, India, Japan, Mexico, Russia, the United Kingdom, and the United States. Each country is explored in depth, especially the culture within cultures, and recommendations are made for realizing local market opportunities as well as creating an inclusive workforce. Global Diversity takes into account the true variety that exists within each country while enabling every employee in a global enterprise to become an engaged and accountable contributor. Vital cultural insights are presented for: individual managers selling their products and services in foreign markets, expatriates working with headquarters and with subsidiary operations, leaders looking to leverage capabilities of their employees in key growth markets, and diversity professionals who aim to extend corporate diversity initiatives abroad. The final chapter provides a six-step approach to developing an effective global inclusion strategy for any region of the world.
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Gambling

By Mike Atherton
Authors:
Mike Atherton
Gambling is a fascinating account of gambling through history, from Greek mythology and the ancient role of lots, dice and cards, to the high profile cricket and football match throwing and 'super casinos' of today. Mike Atherton explores this controversial and captivating phenomenon and the way that many present day sports provide the most popular focus for gambling, why so many of today's sportsmen become fervent gamblers and how in some cases this has led to corruption, addiction and ruined reputations. With recent high profile incidents involving the likes of Mohammad Amir and Joey Barton, gambling in sport is a topic that remains at the top of the sporting agenda. Scandalous cases such as the Cronje and Grobbelar incidents are analysed in detail, as well as an investigation into why such a high proportion of the of the world's population have always sought out risk, and how this trend has encompassed all social classes and cultures.
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Green is the New Black

By Tamsin Blanchard
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Tamsin Blanchard
Already loved and widely acclaimed by the fashion industry, GREEN IS THE NEW BLACK now has even more fantastic tips and ideas that make saving the world with style easy! From the truth about fast fashion to the best biodegradable shoes, from guilt-free spending sprees to the joys of swishing parties. With fashion secrets from celebrity friends, GREEN IS THE NEW BLACK is the chicest, greenest survival manual around. If you want to change the world, and your wardrobe, don't go shopping without it!Also includes:- High street heroes- Sustainable style- Creating your own - Ethical bling- Green holidaysand much, much more...
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  • Get Started in Windows 7

    By Mac Bride
    Authors:
    Mac Bride
    Is this the right book for me?Get Started in Windows 7 explains all the key aspects of this operating system from the user's angle including:- running programs and managing files- getting online- managing your email- maintaining your system- configuring printers- customising your system.- getting help- using accessoriesWritten for the new user at home or in the office it covers all the key features of Windows 7 and helps you maximise your use of the system with confidence.Get Started in Windows 7 includes:Chapter 1: Introducing Windows 7Chapter 2: Programs and documents Chapter 3: Working with windowsChapter 4: Basic skillsChapter 5: Help!Chapter 6: The DesktopChapter 7: Files and folders Chapter 8: Internet ExplorerChapter 9: Live MailChapter 10: Control PanelChapter 11: Taskbar and Start menuChapter 12: AccessoriesChapter 13: MaintenanceChapter 14: PrintersLearn effortlessly with a new easy-to-read page design and interactive features: Not got much time?One, five and ten-minute introductions to key principles to get you started.Author insightsLots of instant help with common problems and quick tips for success, based on the author's many years of experience.Test yourselfTests in the book and online to keep track of your progress.Extend your knowledgeExtra online articles to give you a richer understanding of the subject.Five things to rememberQuick refreshers to help you remember the key facts.Try thisInnovative exercises illustrate what you've learnt and how to use it.
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    Get Started In Computing: Teach Yourself

    By Moira Stephen
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    Moira Stephen
    Get Started in Computing is perfect for any new computer user who wants to get up and running quickly and simply. If you are a beginner it is a cost-effective alternative to buying an expensive manual for each application. Though Written for the general user, you will also find the level and content relevant if you are following MOUS certification, SQA modules and BCS Level 1/2 application courses.With step-by-step instructions, minimal jargon and detailed explanations of all the technical terms, this book will give you the confidence to move forward and expand your knowledge. Updated for Windows 7, the book covers all the basics, helping you to find ways of using your computer to suit you. Also included:- Health and safety laws and guidelines affecting the use of IT- Creating and maintaining a safe workstation environment- MS Office interface - ribbon, tabs, groups, MSO button and menu, Quick Access toolbar- Advantages and disadvantages of different email systems- Netiquette- Hidden dangers - unsolicited email, virus dangersNOT GOT MUCH TIME?One and five-minute introductions to key principles to get you started.AUTHOR INSIGHTSLots of instant help with common problems and quick tips for success, based on the author's many years of experience.TEST YOURSELFTests in the book and online to keep track of your progress.EXTEND YOUR KNOWLEDGEExtra online articles at www.teachyourself.com to give you a richer understanding of the basics of computing.FIVE THINGS TO REMEMBERQuick refreshers to help you remember the key facts.TRY THISInnovative exercises illustrate what you've learnt and how to use it.
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  • Get Started in Franchising: Teach Yourself

    By Kurt Illetschko
    Authors:
    Kurt Illetschko
    Is this the right book for me?There are currently 35,000 franchisee businesses operating in the UK in a variety of different sectors, but choosing, evaluating and securing the right franchise is often the hardest part of the process. Get Started in Franchising is an indispensable guide that tells you how to achieve this - saving time and money in the process! As well as focusing on practical "how to" aspects of franchising, the book also provides help on UK financial and legal implications, priming you with the best advice possible before making your move. www.whichfranchise.com is delighted to have written a foreword for this book.Get Started in Franchising includes: Chapter 1: Introduction to franchisingThe development of franchisingFilling a gap in the marketHow business format franchising worksAdvantages and disadvantages of franchisingSeen from the franchisee's viewpointSeen from the franchisor's viewpointFranchising's growth continuesWhat does the future hold?Chapter 2: The central characters in the franchising relationship What does it take to become a franchisee?What does it take to become a franchisor?SummaryOther stakeholdersChapter 3: Financial aspects of franchisingTypical financial obligationsFranchise fees under the spotlightCase study 1Case study 2Securing finance for a franchiseQuestions a banker is likely to ask prospective franchiseesQuestions a banker may ask prospective franchisorsA final word on financial aspectsChapter 4: The franchise agreement and related issuesWhat does the law say?The franchise agreementThe spirit of the franchise agreementThe relationship between the franchise agreement and the operations manual Issues surrounding disclosureRequirements for the creation of a disclosure documentAlternative methods of dispute resolutionThe ten most important things you need to remember Chapter 5: How to locate, evaluate and secure the right opportunityThe best time to act is now!Lead generationThe pre-selection processThe evaluation processAdditional considerationsWrapping it upChapter 6: What should happen next?Initial supportThe smart franchisee's ten guiding principles for trainingSupport continues indefinitelyExpansion opportunities for franchiseesHow to get the best out of franchisingSelling your franchiseWhat if the unthinkable should happen?Formal franchisee representationThe franchisee lifecycle conceptChapter 7: Where to turn for helpSources of information in the UKInternational sources of franchise informationConclusion...........Learn effortlessly with a new easy-to-read page design and interactive features: Not got much time?One, five and ten-minute introductions to key principles to get you started.Author insightsLots of instant help with common problems and quick tips for success, based on the author's many years of experience.Test yourselfTests in the book and online to keep track of your progress.Extend your knowledgeExtra online articles to give you a richer understanding of the subject.Five things to rememberQuick refreshers to help you remember the key facts.Try thisInnovative exercises illustrate what you've learnt and how to use it.
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  • Get to Grips With Book Keeping: Teach Yourself

    By A G Piper
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    A G Piper
    Is this the right book for me?Book keeping is neither dull nor mysterious - its rules are logical and straightforward and are readily mastered by practice. Get to Grips with Book Keeping is a substantial yet easy to follow introduction to the principles of bookkeeping and the practical skills of recording transactions, posting the ledgers and preparing final accounts.Written by finance and accounting experts from the University of Birmingham this book:- Explains the purpose and use of books of original entry as the basis of the double-entry system.- Describes the processes of recording purchases, sales and cash transactions.- Shows how these records are used to prepare the final accounts, the manufacturing, trading and profit and loss accounts and the balance sheet to provide accurate financial statements.- Explores petty cash, depreciation, partnership, company law, business documents and the effect of changes in IT.Worked examples throughout allow you to put the theory into practice. There is also a wide range of carefully graded questions and exercises with sample answers. In short, it demystifies the art of bookkeeping and gives you the confidence you need to tackle your books.Get to Grips with Book Keeping includes:Chapter 1: What is book keeping?Chapter 2: Business documentsChapter 3: The business transaction, purchases and salesChapter 4: Purchase and sales transactions and ledger accountsChapter 5: Cash transactionsChapter 6: The bank reconciliationChapter 7: Petty cashChapter 8: The (general) journalChapter 9: Writing up the booksChapter 10: The trial balanceChapter 11: What is profit or loss?Chapter 12: The revenue account: the trading, profit and loss and appropriation accountsChapter 13: The balance sheetChapter 14: Adjustments in the final accountsChapter 15: DepreciationChapter 16: Clubs, societies and charities book keepingChapter 17: Information technology and book keepingChapter 18: PartnershipsChapter 19: Limited companiesChapter 20: The analysis and interpretations of accountsLearn effortlessly with a new easy-to-read page design and added features:Not got much time?One, five and ten-minute introductions to key principles to get you started.Author insightsLots of instant help with common problems and quick tips for success, based on the authors' many years of experience.Test yourselfTests in the book and online to keep track of your progress.Extend your knowledgeExtra online articles to give you a richer understanding of bookkeeping.Try thisInnovative exercises illustrate what you've learnt and how to use it.
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    Get Started In Pig Keeping

    By Tony York
    Authors:
    Tony York
    Is this the right book for me?Everything an amateur pigkeeper needs for successGet Started in Pig Keeping offers amateur pigkeepers everything they need to make a success of this increasingly popular pursuit. Whether you are interested in breeding pigs, in meat production, or just want the pleasure of their company, this book covers legalities, basic equipment, picking breeds, understanding behaviour and how to raise and slaughter pigs. You'll get all of the advice you need on daily maintenance of your animal, from feeding to cleaning, and find ample resources if you wish to produce your own meat - or even market and sell it at a local level. Get Started in Pig Keeping includes:Chapter 1: The starting pointChapter 2: Preparation and knowing the rulesChapter 3: Before your pig arrivesChapter 4: Can keeping pigs be cost effective?Chapter 5: Getting your first pigChapter 6: Feeding your pigChapter 7: The health of your pigChapter 8: Breeding from your own stockChapter 9: Meat for the freezerChapter 10: Sales and MarketingChapter 11: Who's who in the pig worldLearn effortlessly with a new easy-to-read page design and interactive features: Not got much time?One, five and ten-minute introductions to key principles to get you started.Author insightsLots of instant help with common problems and quick tips for success, based on the author's many years of experience.Test yourselfTests in the book and online to keep track of your progress.Extend your knowledgeExtra online articles to give you a richer understanding of the subject.Five things to rememberQuick refreshers to help you remember the key facts.Try thisInnovative exercises illustrate what you've learnt and how to use it.
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  • Get That Job With The Right CV

    By Julie Gray
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    Julie Gray
    Is this the right book for me?Get that Job with the Right CV will teach you how to write the best possible CV to land that perfect job. It covers everything from layout and format, through to perfecting a jargon-free writing style, avoiding common pitfalls and tailoring your CV to different jobs. Julie Gray's in-depth professional advice and friendly style will guide you through every step of the CV writing process with humour and practicality and give you real confidence to effectively showcase your skills to employers.Learn effortlessly with a new easy-to-read page design and added features:Not got much time?One, five and ten-minute introductions to key principles to get you started.Author insightsLots of instant help with common problems and quick tips for success, based on the author's many years of experience.Test yourselfTests in the book and online to keep track of your progress.Extend your knowledgeExtra online articles to give you a richer understanding of how to get your CV right.Five things to rememberQuick refreshers to help you remember the key facts.Try thisInnovative exercises illustrate what you've learnt and how to use it.
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  • Get Started in Beekeeping

    By Adrian Waring, Claire Waring
    Authors:
    Adrian Waring, Claire Waring
    Is this the right book for me?An indispensable beekeeping guide full of information and practical adviceSuitable both for those just considering the prospect and those who are already fascinated beekeepers, this guide to setting up, maintaining and maximising bees in the back garden is an indispensable and readable bible of information and practical advice. It covers everything from bee behaviour to what to do with honey, and balances all the background context on bee biology with the day-to-day and seasonal practicalities of running hives in any location, in the country or the city, and for colonies of all sizes. Supporting resources include a 'bee calendar', troubleshooting section, illustrations, photos, a glossary and details of courses and organizations, in an essential guide for anyone who is fascinated by the ancient ways of the apiarist.Get Started in Beekeeping includes:Chapter 1: Naming the partsChapter 2: The honey bee yearChapter 3: EquipmentChapter 4: Beginning your beekeepingChapter 5: Swarming and swarm controlChapter 6: Bees for honeyChapter 7: WinterChapter 8: Pests and diseasesChapter 9: The beekeeping yearChapter 10: Hive productsLearn effortlessly with a new easy-to-read page design and interactive features: Not got much time?One, five and ten-minute introductions to key principles to get you started.Author insightsLots of instant help with common problems and quick tips for success, based on the author's many years of experience.Test yourselfTests in the book and online to keep track of your progress.Extend your knowledgeExtra online articles to give you a richer understanding of the subject.Five things to rememberQuick refreshers to help you remember the key facts.Try thisInnovative exercises illustrate what you've learnt and how to use it.
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  • Get Started In Shorthand: Pitman 2000

    By Pitman Publishing
    Authors:
    Pitman Publishing
    Is this the right book for me?Gain a working vocabulary in Pitman 2000 in clear and easy stagesShorthand is a valuable asset to everyone, young or old, in private or business life and Pitman 2000 is a system designed for easy learning, with a speed potential to meet the demands of a modern fast-moving world. Get Started in Shorthand: Pitman 2000 is a beginner's guide to the basic theory and will give you a working vocabulary in Pitman 2000 in clear and easy stages.Each of the main sections contains a new set of sounds and rules, short forms, phrases and exercises, including audio exercises on an accompanying CD. Review exercises give you the opportunity to consolidate material already covered, and a key to the exercises enable you to measure your rate of progress throughout the book. Written to make self-tuition both simple and stimulating and based on original Pitman Publishing material, this authoritative book is indispensable to anyone seeking a first or refresher course in Pitman 2000.Get Started in Shorthand: Pitman 2000 includes:Chapter 1: Basic strokesConsonantsVowelsPosition of outlinesCircle SSES circleThe suffix -INGTick THEPunctuationChapter 2: Consonants and vowelsSeven more consonantsStroke SPast tense of regular verbsThe consonant RUnstressed vowelsChapter 3: Halving strokesHalving to add THalving to add DWhen not to halveChapter 4: Common combinationsThe L hookThe final syllables -TL or -DLL hook with circle SPlural -INGSChapter 5: Third-place vowelsDotsDashesChapter 6: Complex vowel soundsDipthongsTriphonesSES circleChapter 7: S and T in combinationsThe ST loopThe -STER loopM and N with a following T or DS and ZDiphonesZHHChapter 8: The R hookR hook on straight strokesStress rulesChapter 9: Hook NFinal hook N to curved strokesFinal N hook to straight strokesChapter 10: Suffixes and compoundsSuffixesCompound consonantsChapter 11: L and R hooks with curvesInitial hooks to curved strokesStress rules with R and L hooksReverse forms of initially hooked curvesChapter 12: More hooks-SHUN hookF/V hookChapter 13: Speed strokesDoublingCON- or COM-Chapter 14: Last wordsFiguresNegative wordsSuffix -SHIPDisjoiningOmission of a consonantVowel insertionLearn effortlessly with a new easy-to-read page design and interactive features: Not got much time?One, five and ten-minute introductions to key principles to get you started.Author insightsLots of instant help with common problems and quick tips for success, based on the author's many years of experience.Test yourselfTests in the book and online to keep track of your progress.Extend your knowledgeExtra online articles to give you a richer understanding of the subject.Five things to rememberQuick refreshers to help you remember the key facts.Try thisInnovative exercises illustrate what you've learnt and how to use it.
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    Get Started in Sage 50

    By Mac Bride
    Authors:
    Mac Bride
    Is this the right book for me?Do you want to have a clear understanding of accounting principles and know how to prepare accounts using Sage?Get Started in Sage Line 50 introduces the principles behind the system - because if you understand how a system works, you will master it more quickly and be better equipped to sort out any problems later- and demonstrates how to use the various modules and facilities, for day-to-day accounting, for end-of-period summaries and reports and for trouble-shooting and analysis at any time. By the end of the book, you will have a clear understanding of acccounting principles and know how to prepare accounts using Sage. With its practical approach and clear illustrations, Get Started in Sage Line 50 is an essential resource for any user.Get Started in Sage Line 50 includes:Chapter 1: The principles of accountsThe common basisAccounts and informationDouble-entry bookkeepingCustomers and suppliersThe nominal ledgerAnalysis and outputsChapter 2: The Sage 50 systemGetting startedThe screen displayViewing records and transactionsEntering dataSelectionsWizardsSmart linksThe diaryReport designerFile maintenanceBackupsChapter 3: Setting up the accountsCompany dataDetails and defaultsMultiple users and access rightsCustomers and suppliersBank accountsProductsInvoice and order defaultsProgram dateChange passwordChapter 4: The Company moduleCompany tasks and toolsNominal recordsChart of AccountsEditing the Nominal accountsDouble-entry bookkeepingJournal entriesActivityReportsChapter 5: Customers and suppliersNew recordsViewing and editing recordsSearchingCustomer reportsStatements and labelsChapter 6: InvoicesInvoicing in Sage 50Credit notesPrinting invoicesUpdating ledgersBatch invoicesOrder processingChapter 7: Credit controlManaging customer creditDay Sales AnalysisCommunicationsCash flowAged analysisWrite offsManaging supplier creditChapter 8: The Bank tasksThe Bank moduleReconciliationPayments and receiptsReceive PaymentSupplier paymentsBatch paymentsRecurring entriesCheque printingTransfersStatementsReportsChapter 9: Financial controlFinancialsThe Audit TrailThe Trial BalanceThe Profit and Loss accountThe Balance SheetVerificationVATManaging the month endThe Year End routineChapter 10: ProductsThe Products moduleNew productsViewing and editing product dataPrice listsStock levelsChapter 11: Help and supportHelpContentsThe Help IndexSearching for HelpThe navigation panelSage on the WebAsk SageShortcut KeysLearn effortlessly with a new easy-to-read page design and interactive features: Not got much time?One, five and ten-minute introductions to key principles to get you started.Author insightsLots of instant help with common problems and quick tips for success, based on the author's many years of experience.Test yourselfTests in the book and online to keep track of your progress.Extend your knowledgeExtra online articles to give you a richer understanding of the subject.Five things to rememberQuick refreshers to help you remember the key facts.Try thisInnovative exercises illustrate what you've learnt and how to use it.
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  • Get Your Articles Published

    By Lesley Bown
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    Lesley Bown
    LEARN HOW TO WRITE SUCCESSFUL JOURNALISM, FEATURES AND ARTICLES FOR PUBLICATION.Get Your Articles Published is a practical step-by-step guide offering you the information you to learn about the market, requirements, practicalities and skills needed to write on a freelance basis for magazines, it covers all major genres from mainstream and lifestyle through to more specialised subject areas. With plenty of information on legalities and logistics, such as writing to deadlines, the material is also accompanied by a range of useful resources, from websites to books and relevant writers' societies. By the end of this book, you will know how to research not only your subject but also your target publication and its readers, benefit from insider hints and tips from industry professionals and learn how and what to submit and to whom.ABOUT THE SERIESThe Teach Yourself Creative Writing series helps aspiring authors tell their story. Covering a range of genres from science fiction and romantic novels, to illustrated children's books and comedy, this series is packed with advice, exercises and tips for unlocking creativity and improving your writing. And because we know how daunting the blank page can be, we set up the Just Write online community at tyjustwrite, for budding authors and successful writers to connect and share.
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  • Get On TV

    By Katherine Lapworth
    Authors:
    Katherine Lapworth
    Is this the right book for me?This book gives you everything you need to find, apply for and take part in any reality programme, quiz or talk show. It explains each type of show to you, but most importantly, gives you lots of practical advice from industry insiders on what to say in an application, how to audition, what to expect and how to cope with life before, during and after your 15 minutes of fame. Get on TV includes:Chapter 1: Which programme?Do it for the right reasonsBe preparedThe types of reality shows availableHow to find programmes that are looking for contributorsChapter 2: Who should you appear as?Appearing as yourselfAppearing on a children's programmeAppearing as an expertAppearing as part of the audienceAppearing as an extraChapter 3: The application processGetting your story straightFilling out the application formVideo applications and show reelsHave you been on TV before?Appearing as an expert - be selectiveShould you include photos with your application?Appearing on a show - terms and conditionsFollowing up an application form or videoDealing with rejectionChapter 4: Auditions: the screening processMaking an impressionThe phone interviewAuditions - be safeThe filmed interviewMaking an impression and loosing those nervesThe table interviewThe quiz and game show interviewThe makeover show interviewThe talent show auditionChapter 5: PracticalitiesThe practicalities and paperworkTesting and checking your detailsSetting boundaries for filmingPulling out of filming on the first day is a bad ideaContractsConfidentiality agreementChild entertainment licenseRelease or content formExpensesHow long does it takeChapter 6: FilmingLights, camera, action!Filming studio programmesFilming on locationGetting to know the teamKeep yourself occupiedFood and refreshmentsEstablish how you are going to be presented on the programmeThe running order or scriptCoping with nervesGetting on with your fellow contributorsYour appearance countsChapter 7: What happens afterwards?Once it's over - what happensWill the programme go out?TX: transmissionHow to behave in the 'real' worldFame and fortuneGetting an agentPitching yourself as an expertWorking in TVLearn effortlessly with a new easy-to-read page design and added features: Not got much time?One, five and ten-minute introductions to key principles to get you started.Author insightsLots of instant help with common problems and quick tips for success, based on the authors' many years of experience.Test yourselfTests in the book and online to keep track of your progress.Extend your knowledgeExtra online articles to give you a richer understanding of how to get on TV.Five things to rememberQuick refreshers to help you remember the key facts.Try thisInnovative exercises illustrate what you've learnt and how to use it.
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  • Great at My Job but Crap at Numbers

    By Heidi Smith, Peter Stokes
    Authors:
    Heidi Smith, Peter Stokes
    Does your job involve figure work that brings you out in a cold sweat? Do you increasingly have to focus on and understand spreadsheets, financial statements, ratios and other number-based nightmares? Relax - Great at my job but Crap at Numbers is a practical and fun guide to getting to grips with the arithmetic. Covering all of the intimidating mathematical challenges you are likely to face in your career, it uses humorous examples to illustrate serious points about the usefulness of arithmetic in everyday life. By approaching the topic with explanations of real-life examples from the media, advertisements, products and services the book allows you to connect easily to all those scary figures you have to juggle every day. Mac Bride has made his supporting website with some fun stuff and useful resources: http://www.crapatnumbers.net/Areas covered include:Mental MathsTerminology in everyday use e.g. mathematics, arithmetic; millions/billionsUnwholesome numbers: fractions and decimalsCommon Conversions e.g. Mph:kph; Mpg:kpg; Miles:Km; Temperature: Fahrenheit: Celsius; Time Zones; Exchange ratesRatios and proportionsMeasuring business performance: Priceless percentages Averages: Mode, Median and MeanProbability and odds Entrée EconomicsShow me my money: Personal Finance Each chapter builds on the last and ends with practice tests, answers and explanations, helping you to consolidate what you are learning.NOT GOT MUCH TIME?One and five-minute introductions to key principles to get you started.AUTHOR INSIGHTSLots of instant help with common problems and quick tips for success, based on the author's many years of experience.EXTEND YOUR KNOWLEDGEExtra online articles at www.teachyourself.com to give you a richer understanding of how to crunch numbers.TRY THISFun exercises illustrate what you've learnt and how to use it.
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  • Geology - The Key Ideas: Teach Yourself

    By David Rothery
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    David Rothery
    Geology - The Key Ideas is a definitive introduction to the nature and workings of the Earth. Extensively illustrated it covers everything from earthquakes and plate tectonics to the formation of rocks and minerals. With clear explanations of complex geological processes, and a glossary of specialist terms, this book will give you a new understanding of the planet we live on. NOT GOT MUCH TIME?One, five and ten-minute introductions to key principles to get you started.AUTHOR INSIGHTSLots of instant help with common problems and quick tips for success, based on the author's many years of experience.EXTEND YOUR KNOWLEDGEExtra online articles at www.teachyourself.com to give you a richer understanding.THINGS TO REMEMBERQuick refreshers to help you remember the key facts.
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    Green Scorecard

    By Patricia Pulliam Phillips
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    Patricia Pulliam Phillips
    Too many organizations are currently caught in a "green slump," struggling to engage in sustainability projects and making far less progress than they should be. Some businesses are striving to lead the way by equipping their facilities with new, energy-saving technologies or creating projects that contain post-consumer materials, whereas others may be just now implementing company-wide recycling programs. No matter which green initiative you choose, in order to succeed companies must adopt a results-based, return on investment (ROI) focus that helps them to identify, develop and implement green projects that add value-from an economic, environmental and societal perspective. In The Green scorecard, business leaders-from CEOs and CFOs to project managers and engineers-receive a reliable measurement and evaluation system that delivers credible data for decision makers. The valuable book, based on the ROI Institute's internationally renowned methodology, gives you clear steps for determining the overall worth of green projects-for both the environment and the bottom line.
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