Description : The Freakonomics of math—a math-world superstar unveils the hidden beauty and logic of the world and puts its power in our hands The math we learn in school can seem like a dull set of rules, laid down by the ancients and not to be questioned. In How Not to Be Wrong, Jordan Ellenberg shows us how terribly limiting this view is: Math isn’t confined to abstract incidents that never occur in real life, but rather touches everything we do—the whole world is shot through with it. Math allows us to see the hidden structures underneath the messy and chaotic surface of our world. It’s a science of not being wrong, hammered out by centuries of hard work and argument. Armed with the tools of mathematics, we can see through to the true meaning of information we take for granted: How early should you get to the airport? What does “public opinion” really represent? Why do tall parents have shorter children? Who really won Florida in 2000? And how likely are you, really, to develop cancer? How Not to Be Wrong presents the surprising revelations behind all of these questions and many more, using the mathematician’s method of analyzing life and exposing the hard-won insights of the academic community to the layman—minus the jargon. Ellenberg chases mathematical threads through a vast range of time and space, from the everyday to the cosmic, encountering, among other things, baseball, Reaganomics, daring lottery schemes, Voltaire, the replicability crisis in psychology, Italian Renaissance painting, artificial languages, the development of non-Euclidean geometry, the coming obesity apocalypse, Antonin Scalia’s views on crime and punishment, the psychology of slime molds, what Facebook can and can’t figure out about you, and the existence of God. Ellenberg pulls from history as well as from the latest theoretical developments to provide those not trained in math with the knowledge they need. Math, as Ellenberg says, is “an atomic-powered prosthesis that you attach to your common sense, vastly multiplying its reach and strength.” With the tools of mathematics in hand, you can understand the world in a deeper, more meaningful way. How Not to Be Wrong will show you how.
Description : Don’t walk down that aisle until you read this book! Whether you’re engaged, in a serious relationship, or looking for Mr. Right, How Not to Marry the Wrong Guy can help you decide to take the plunge or run in the opposite direction. Anne Milford canceled her wedding five months before the big day. It was a heart-wrenching decision, but one she has never regretted as she is now happily married with three children. On telling her story, she realized her qualms were remarkably common. That too many brides – she learned later from hundreds of interviews - were staying in mediocre or bad relationships for all the wrong reasons. Women who felt they’d already “put in too much time to quit now,” or that if they got married, “he’d change.” Co-author and social worker Jennifer Gauvain has counseled too many women to count who are in the same awful predicament. How Not to Marry the Wrong Guy will help readers listen to their guts, pay attention to those red flags, and get out before saying “I do,” when their heart is screaming “I don’t!” From the Trade Paperback edition.
Description : There’s no point having a mind if you never change it In his bestselling How To Be Right, James provided an invigorating guide to how to talk to people with bad opinions. And yet the question he always gets asked is ‘If you’re so sure about everything, haven’t you ever changed your mind?’ In an age of us vs. them, tribal loyalties and bitter divisions, the ability to change our minds may be the most important power we have. In this intimate, personal new book, James’s focus shifts from talking to other people to how you talk to yourself about what you really think. Ranging across a dazzling array of big topics, cultural questions and political hot potatoes, James reveals where he has changed his mind, explains what convinced him, and shows why all of us need to kick the tyres of our opinions, check our assumptions and make sure we really think what we think we do. Coloured with stories of changing minds from the incredible guests on his podcasts and callers to his radio show, and spanning big ideas like press regulation and brexit, through to playful subjects like football and dog-ownership, How Not To Be Wrong is packed with revelations, outrage, conversations and lots of humour. Because in a world that seems more divided than ever, if you can’t change your own mind you’ll never really be able to change anyone else’s.
Description : During his many years of ministry, Dr. Charles Stanley has faithfully highlighted the 30 Life Principles that have guided him and helped him to grow in his knowledge, service, and love of God. In this study Bible you will explore each of these principles in depth and learn how to make them a part of your everyday life. You will also find answers to life questions, practical life examples, passage introductions, passages for study and reflection, and key truths for discussion, prayer, and Christian living. Featuring the easy-to-read NIV translation, this Bible will help you grow in your relationship to God and equip you for the future God has planned for you. Features include: 30 Life Principles articles highlight Dr. Stanley’s essentials for Christian living Thousands of Life Lessons verse notes Life Examples articles highlighting the people of the Bible Answers to Life's Questions and What the Bible Says About articles God's Promises for Life index Hundreds of God’s promises highlighted throughout the Bible text Book introductions Concordance 10-point type size
Description : Ready for a Bible that takes you deeper into God’s Word? Dive in! You’ll find information that makes it easy to understand how biblical events and teachings come together. The features in this Bible help you quickly locate stories, look up new words, and more. Discover how the Bible can become more real and transform your life as you step further into God’s Word. Features include: • Book introductions and outlines give an overview of each book of the Bible • Comprehensive concordance to help find key verses quickly and easily • 16-page full-color maps section for locating important places • The complete New International Version (NIV) translation • Double-column format • Easy to read textbook type • 16-page full-color front inserts offer further understanding of the Scriptures, including: o Timeline of Captivity and Return o Between the Testaments o The Ministry of Jesus o Timelines of Old and New Testaments o Timelines of the Kings and Prophets of Israel and Judah o Lists of Jesus’ Miracles and Parables
Description : Support a number of intermediate law courses with this brand new edition of our bestselling introductory textbook by Jacqueline Martin. Authoritative and reliable, The English Legal System, 7th edition, ensures that students have a comprehensive understanding of the English Legal System. Written by Jacqueline Martin, who has helped hundreds of thousands pass their exams and enjoy their studies, it maintains a balance between deep insight and easy reading so students can reach their highest potential. The breadth of coverage is especially useful for A level OCR and WJEC Law students, as it covers all the necessary topics and highlights links to these specifications. The text also supports a range of other intermediate courses including ILEX, Access to HE, paralegal, international foundation programme, BTEC in Applied Law, law courses for non-law students in business, accountancy and public services plus Foundation Degree and LLB programmes. - Use diagrams, illustrations, key facts charts and activities to clarify difficult concepts and help students remember the key information - Support understanding and revision with key terms, a glossary for quick reference and examination advice - Hold your students' attention with interesting and informative cases and explanations of the law - Encourage students to question the logic and practicality of the law in England and Wales
Description : Find Faith is a complete Bible with easy-to-find highlighted passages that tell of the acts and attitudes of people of faith, as well as of God’s faithfulness to us. Featuring the text of the New International Version (NIV)—the world’s most popular modern-English Bible—discover the verses that will inspire, uplift, and encourage you. Whether you need inspiration and comfort or simply want to read about God’s comfort and care for his people, there is an NIV VerseLight Bible for you. NIV ©2011. The New International Version (NIV) translation of the Bible is the world’s most popular modern-English Bible—easy to understand, yet rich with the detail found in the original languages.
Description : The ultimate movie fan’s guide. This enhanced eBook contains the full text of the bestselling novel, and exclusive movie content such as: five video clips from the film; the director’s movie shooting script; video interviews from cast and crew—including Anne Hathaway and author/screenwriter David Nicholls—about their connections between the book and the film; and a reading group guide featuring full-color movie stills throughout. This deluxe eBook brings the story of Dexter and Emma’s unforgettable romance to life in a truly unique way. It’s 1988 and Dexter Mayhew and Emma Morley have only just met. But after only one day together, they cannot stop thinking about one another. Over twenty years, snapshots of that relationship are revealed on the same day—July 15th—of each year. Dex and Em face squabbles and fights, hopes and missed opportunities, laughter and tears. And as the true meaning of this one crucial day is revealed, they must come to grips with the nature of love and life itself.
Description : Ideal for spiritual seekers—or anyone looking to explore the Bible for the first time. The NIV Journey Bible is uniquely designed to help you discover the practical aspects of Christianity and better understand God. Based on the REVEAL study from the Willow Creek Association, this Bible is intended for anyone in the investigative stage of their spiritual journey. The Journey Bible's exploratory approach addresses key questions you may have about the Bible and its relevance today. Notes and insights are woven throughout the accurate, readable, and clear New International Version, drawing you into the message and pointing the way toward a relationship with Jesus. Icons visually trace seven "explorer" themes throughout Scripture: Discovering God Addressing Questions Strengthening Relationships Reasons to Believe Knowing Yourself Why Jesus? Managing Resources Features: Complete text of the accurate, readable, and clear New International Version (NIV) Introductory articles that define key concepts involved in being a spiritually open person Book introductions that provide helpful information about each book of the Bible Indexes NIV dictionary/concordance that helps explain and find things you’re looking for “Five Alive” reading plan covering Genesis, Deuteronomy, John, Acts, and Romans
Description : Whether you have 5 minutes to read or 15, the devotions in this Bible will touch your heart Mom, you don't have to go it alone! The NIV Mom's Devotional Bible helps you to be the very best mom you can be by relating the Bible to your everyday life as a mother—whether you’re a new or experienced mom! A trusted source of wisdom to help you as you learn how to be the type of mom God wants you to be, this Bible provides a year of weekday and weekend devotions. These weekday readings are full of good advice and encouragement from Elisa Morgan, President Emerita of Mothers of Preschoolers, International (MOPS). Her inspiring insights help you understand and delight in your vital role of raising children and remind you to keep your head high when dealing with the stress of parenthood. Some devotions are also written by well-known and inspiring authors, including Stormie Omartian, Tracey Bianchi, Shauna Niequist, Ann Voskamp, Lysa TerKeurst, Shayne Moore, Jennifer Grant, Linda Dillow, Margaret Feinberg, Karol Ladd, Anita Lustrea, Sheila Walsh, Angela Thomas, and Carolyn Custis James. Weekend “Momday” devotions cycle through four special interest areas for moms: Better Moms Make a Better World reveals five essential ingredients for improving yourself as a mother, which has tremendous implications for your family and your world Train Up a Child helps you teach your children about God and how he can be reflected in their lives A Time to Play gives some good reasons why play is important, even on the busiest days, and it offers some creative ideas for having fun Get Growing encourages you, as a mom and as a woman, to expand your mind and spirit as you journey through motherhood You'll also find resources that show you where to turn for help with the special challenges you face and that offer insight into your role as a mother by linking your real-life encounters as a mom with biblical dilemmas. Whether you have five minutes to read or 15, the devotions in this Bible will touch your heart. Features: Complete text of the accurate, readable, and clear New International Version (NIV) A year's worth of weekday devotions, mostly written by Elisa Morgan, President Emerita of Mothers of Preschoolers International (MOPS) 5 devotions written for you by everyday, real-life moms facing the same struggles you do Weekend “Momday” devotions cycle through special interest areas for moms Index of topics important to mothers Resource list offers timely, practical help for moms Promises and Prayers for Mom Double-column format