Numberpedia

Author: Herb Reich
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.
ISBN: 1626365989
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What does the number 67 mean to you? Do you associate it with a year? After all, 1967 was the year The Beatles released both Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band and Magical Mystery Tour. It was also the year the first Super Bowl was held and in which Ernesto “Che” Guevara was executed. But maybe the year 1967 isn’t the first thing that comes to your mind. Maybe when you think about the number 67, you think of the . . . Age of George Washington at the time of his death, on December 14, 1799. Atomic number of the chemical element holmium, symbol Ho. Number of counties in each of the states of Alabama, Florida, and Pennsylvania. Most doubles hit in a season in Major League Baseball history (Earl Webb, Boston Red Sox, 1931). Number worn by partners Jane Fonda and Michael Sarrazin in the dance marathon scene in the 1969 film They Shoot Horses, Don’t They? Estimate number of miles, in millions, from Venus to the sun In Numberpedia, author Herb Reich examines all of the random, seemingly unrelated trivia related to numbers 1 to 100 in painstaking detail, revealing lore, myths, and every bizarre factoid you’d ever want to know about those numbers—except, of course, those concerning math.

Lies They Teach in School

Author: Herb Reich
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing Inc.
ISBN: 1616085967
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Debunks commonly accepted fallacies from history, including that George Washington was the first U.S. president, Johnny Appleseed was a fictitious character, and a cold can be brought on by chilly weather.

2 501 Things That Really Piss Me Off

Author: Herb Reich
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing Inc.
ISBN: 161608572X
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Catalogs such daily annoyances as burnt toast and coffee, precocious children, prison tattoos on women, and the scarcity of public toilets.

101 Things That Piss Me Off

Author: Herb W. Reich
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing Inc.
ISBN: 1631581899
Format: PDF
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Complaining, psychologists assert, is good for your health. It acts as a relief valve to help dispel the pent up energy generated by our daily frustrations, personal peeves, and life-long vexations. Now curmudgeons, gripers, grousers, and complainers have their own place to discard their tension! 101 Things That Piss Me Off is the manifesto guaranteed to help even the crabbiest soul let loose. Here is just a sample list of items guaranteed to piss anyone off: • Aggressive drivers who give the finger • People who graduated from assertiveness courses • Elevator music • Having the best senators money can buy • Appliances that fail the day after the warranty expires • Nineteen-year-old tech millionaires • People who are more inept than we give them credit for

Lies Half Truths and More Lies

Author: Herb W. Reich
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing Inc.
ISBN: 151071605X
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History is replete with stories of great people and extraordinary events that either never happened or didn’t happen the way we were told they did. Such news or embellishment thereof are part of what we consider common knowledge – information taught in schools and passed down to us. And they are wrong. How about these gems: The winter of 1777-78 was the coldest winter in Valley Forge in years, and many Continental soldiers died from the sub-zero weather: LIE Mohandas Gandhi held a lifelong belief in nonviolence, that characterized the struggle for Indian independence: LIE The atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki were the mostr destructive air strikes against Japan during World War II: LIE Lies, Lies, and More Lies is a humorous, witty, and charming collection of anecdotes surrounding history, pop culture, and more. It is a book that will have readers questioning what they’ve learned or been told and, for these 250 facts anyway, the book advises you: Don’t You Believe It!

The Public Domain

Author: Stephen Fishman
Publisher: Nolo
ISBN: 1413324010
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A top resource for writers, musicians, artists, filmmakers, software and app developers, and anyone who needs creative content for free! A great introduction to the history of public domain and its significance in the legal landscape of intellectual property.

The Chemistry and Technology of Petroleum

Author: James G. Speight
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 0824742117
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The Chemistry and Technology of Petroleum, Third Edition fully covers the subject, from the underground formation of petroleum to recovery of refined products. The third edition contains additional chapters on the structure of petroleum, refining heavy feedstocks, instability and incompatibility in petroleum products, environmental aspects of refining and much more.

More Than Money

Author: Mark S. Albion
Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers
ISBN: 1576756564
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A consciousness-raising book rather than a how-to, More Than Money inspires MBA students, graduates and those considering the degree to rethink their usual risk-reward career calculations. Written by a former MBA student and Harvard Business School professor who is also the author of the New York Times bestseller Making a Life Making a Living, it uses anecdotes from the author's own life as well as stories he has gathered while speaking to tens of thousands of MBAs as the cofounder of Net Impact, the largest MBA network in the world.What are you going to do with your lucky lottery ticket? That's a question every MBA faces. Mark Albion doesn't pretend to have all the answers, but his unique perspective can help you find yours. There are other ways to look at potential risks and rewards, even when you have thousands of dollars of student loans to pay back. Money is important but it's not the key to fulfillment.In More Than Money, Albion redefines the typical way the risk/reward equation is written, using his own life story and those of the many entrepreneurs, executives and MBAs he's met as both cautionary and inspirational tales. He introduces a framework of four crucial questions to consider when thinking about your career choices, as well as "lifelines",principles that can help you answer these questions.