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Lower Taxes in 7 Easy Steps By: Fishman, Steven KF6297 .Z9 F57 2006 Lower Taxes in 7 Easy Steps is a different kind of book, providing insights and tactics that can reduce your tax bill. Clearly and concisely, it explains the seven most valuable rules of tax planning: boost tax-free income, get a lower tax rate, defer paying taxes, make the most of deductions, take advantage of exemptions, identify and use tax credits, shift income to other taxpayers . Each rule is fleshed out with plenty of ideas, strategies and real-life examples.
In the end, you'll save time and money with confidence. Social Intelligence: the New Science of Human Relationships By: Goleman, Daniel HM1106 .G66 Note: This book is located in the McNaughton Book Section of the Library Review from: Library Journal August 1, 2006 & Goleman ... posits dimensions to intelligence involving emotional and interactional components and complementing reasoning ability to yield ... more. less.
a more holistic measure of intelligence.<br><br> He explores the psychobiology and social neuroscience of human relationships, citing research supporting the notion that humans are hardwired to interact with others. Social intelligence involves self-awareness as well as attunement toward others and toward relationships as a whole. What Was Asked of Us: An Oral History of the Iraq War by the Soldiers Who Fought It.<br><br> By: Wood Trish DS79.76 W65 Note: This book is located in the McNaughton Book Section of the Library Review from: Publishers Weekly September 25, 2006 & Wood's deftness as interviewer and editor renders her own presence scarce, freeing each soldier to provide firsthand looks at botched reconstruction efforts, intelligence snafus and the practicalities of heroism&. Colloquial, coarse and compelling, these narratives flash with humor, horror, nihilism and poesy. Despite the layers of tragedy, the ascendant message is one of courage and self-sacrifice amid war's absurdities.<br><br> Transitioning from LPN/VN to RN: Moving Ahead in Your Career By: Duncan, Gena and Rene De Pew RT82 .D85 2005 Review from: SciTech Book News June 1, 2005 Duncan&and De Pew&explain how the RN's roles differ from the LPN/VN's, overview theory, and examine the relationship of theory to practice in this work for professionals. Useful documents such as daily planning guides and conflict management guides are provided throughout, and appendices provide various codes of ethics and explain the new testing format for the NCLEX-RN. Communication for Nurses: Talking with Patients By: Sheldon, Lisa Kennedy RT23 .S53 2005 Review from: SciTech Book N ews June 1, 2004 This concise, introductory text offers techniques for developing a professional communications style.<br><br> Sheldon&reviews the theory concerning nursing, communication, and development, emphasizing issues of cultural diversity and patient rights. She then details aspects of communicating with patients of different ages, with physical impairments and in crises, as well as with other health care professions. Case studies reinforce the communications techniques.<br><br> Chronology of Energy in the United States By: Wright, Russell O. HD9502 .U52 W75 2003 Review from: Booklist November 12, 2003 Beginning with the day in 1752 when Benjamin Franklin flew his kite in a thunderstorm and ending in December 2002, this volume lays out the history of the production and use of energy in the U.S. A lengthy introduction summarizes the various types of energy in use, and appendixes offer charts and a discussion of global warming.<br><br> Cold War America, 1946 to 1990 By: Gregory, Ross E741 .G76 2002 Review from: Reference & Research Book News May 1, 2003 Through statistical tables, maps, charts, excerpts from period documents, lists, b&w photos and illustrations, and detailed overviews, this work examines aspects of American culture during the 45 years after WWII, a period of drastic political, social, technological, and military change. There is information on diverse topics such as population and immigration, education, and weather, along with essays on special topics including the Civil Rights movement, capital punishment, and the development of the Internet. The Cultural History of Plants By: Rudgley, Richard Ed.<br><br> SB71 .C86 2002 Review from: SciTech Book News March 1, 2005 Beginning with the development of primates into hominids, this volume covers all aspects of plant cultivation and migration. The essays discuss wild and cultivated plants and all of the ways humans have used them. The final section considers the results of the human activities described in the previous sections in the context of the current environment.<br><br> The contributors conclude that without more attention to preservation, humankind faces a massive wave of biological extinction. The text includes an explanation of plant names and a list of general references on the history of useful plants . Eager to Learn: Educating Our Preschoolers By: Bowman, Barbara T.<br><br> Ed. LB114.23 .N38 2001 Review from: Choice November 1, 2001 Summarizing research in early childhood education, this outstanding volume is essential for teachers, administrators, and policy makers. & They reviewed the aspirations and realities of early childhood programs, recognizing that many truisms about young children need to be revised.<br><br> Rarely has the complexity of early childhood education been captured as effectively as in this report. The chapters on curriculum development, assessment, and teacher education challenge educators and the society to fulfill the obligation to meet the early educational needs of all children. Awareness of socio-cultural differences and of the needs of the disabled is demonstrated throughout the book.<br><br> The Epic Hero By: Miller, Dean A. PN56 .E65M55 2000 Review by: Reference & Research Book News August 1, 2000 Provides a typology of the hero in Western myth: birth, parentage, familial ties, sexuality, character, deeds, death, and afterlife. Miller & examines the place of the hero in the physical world of wilderness, castle, and prison cell and in society among monarchs, fools, shamans, rivals, and gods; the hero in battle and quest; the hero's political status; and the hero's relationship to established religion.<br><br> He tackles Greek, Roman, Nordic, Celtic, Indian and Persian epic traditions. A large section examines figures who change or accompany the hero: partners, helpers, foes, foils, and antitypes. <br><br>