Spot the Author

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Author: Simon Drew

Publisher: Antique Collectors Club Dist

ISBN: 9781851494538

Category: Humor

Page: 48

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Uses inventive drawings of everyday objects, birds, animals, and people along with rhyme and word play to create humorous picture puzzles and nonsensical word games.

Spot, the Cat

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Author: Henry Cole

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1481442252

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

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In this wordless picture book, a cat named Spot ventures out an open window and through a city on a journey, while his owner tries to find him.

Finding the Sweet Spot

The Natural Entrepreneur's Guide to Responsible, Sustainable, Joyful Work

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Author: Dave Pollard

Publisher: Chelsea Green Publishing

ISBN: 1933392908

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 208

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"Now what am I going to do?" is a question many people ask—and leave unanswered—at critical potential turning points in their careers. Perhaps you’re a new graduate, but instead of lining up for a boring entry-level job at a big corporation, you wish you could start your own sustainable and responsible business. Or maybe you’ve been stuck in a job you hate for a few years, but you still dream of doing the thing you love and that you’re actually good at. Or maybe you’re a boomer and you’re ready for a second career, a personal venture that will represent a total change from what you’ve spent most of your work life doing. Whatever your situation, this is the book to help you get started. Finding the Sweet Spot explains how sustainable, responsible, and joyful natural enterprises differ from most jobs, and it provides the framework for building your own natural enterprise. You’ll learn how to find partners who will help make your venture successful, how to do world-class market research, how to innovate, how to build resilience into your enterprise, and how to avoid the land mines that sink so many small businesses. Most importantly, you’ll learn how to find the "sweet spot" where your gifts, your passions, and your purpose intersect. And make no mistake: our world needs your talent. The current economic system and the educational system that feeds into it have let us down and are destroying our planet. We need a blossoming of natural enterprises—connected, collaborating, and supporting ventures—to form a dynamic new natural economy. Is such a thing possible? Inventor, entrepreneur, and humanist Buckminster Fuller said: "You never change things by fighting the existing reality. To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete." Finding the Sweet Spot presents a new model. Use it to find the work you were meant to do, thereby helping to create the world we’re meant to live—and make a living—in.

The Spot

Stories

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Author: David Means

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux

ISBN: 9781429932790

Category: Fiction

Page: 176

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The Spot is an old blacksmith shed in which three men tweeze apart the intricacies of a botched bank robbery. The Spot is a park on the Hudson River, where two lovers sense their affair is about to come to an end. The Spot is at the bottom of Niagara Falls, where the body of a young girl floats as if caught in the currents of her own tragic story. The Spot is in the ear of a Manhattan madman plagued by a noisy upstairs neighbor . The Spot is a suburban hospital room in which a young father confronts his son's potentially devastating diagnosis. The Spot is a dusty encampment in Nebraska where a gang of inept radicals plot a revolution. The Spot draws thirteen new stories together into a masterful collection that shows David Means at his finest: at once comically detached and wrenchingly affecting, expansive and concise, wildly inventive and firmly rooted in tradition. Means's work has earned him comparisons to Flannery O'Connor (London Review of Books), Alice Munro, Bob Dylan, Jack Kerouac (Newsday), Hemingway, Sherwood Anderson (Chicago Tribune/NPR), Denis Johnson (Entertainment Weekly), Poe, Chekhov, and Carver (Milwaukee Journal Sentinel), but the spot he has staked out in the American literary landscape is fully and originally his own.

Spot Goes to the Park

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Author: Eric Hill

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780141342740

Category: Ball games

Page: 24

View: 433

Join Spot on a lift-the-flaps adventure to the park!

The H-Spot

The Feminist Pursuit of Happiness

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Author: Jill Filipovic

Publisher: Nation Books

ISBN: 1568585489

Category: Social Science

Page: 336

View: 1976

What do women want? The same thing men were promised in the Declaration of Independence: happiness, or at least the freedom to pursue it. For women, though, pursuing happiness is a complicated endeavor, and if you head out into America and talk to women one-on-one, as Jill Filipovic has done, you'll see that happiness is indelibly shaped by the constraints of gender, the expectations of feminine sacrifice, and the myriad ways that womanhood itself differs along lines of race, class, location, and identity. In The H-Spot, Filipovic argues that the main obstacle standing in-between women and happiness is a rigged system. In this world of unfinished feminism, men have long been able to "have it all" because of free female labor, while the bar of achievement for women has only gotten higher. Never before have women at every economic level had to work so much (whether it's to be an accomplished white-collar employee or just make ends meet). Never before have the standards of feminine perfection been so high. And never before have the requirements for being a "good mother" been so extreme. If our laws and policies made women's happiness and fulfillment a goal in and of itself, Filipovic contends, many of our country's most contentious political issues--from reproductive rights to equal pay to welfare spending--would swiftly be resolved. Filipovic argues that it is more important than ever to prioritize women's happiness-and that doing so will make men's lives better, too. Here, she provides an outline for a feminist movement we all need and a blueprint for how policy, laws, and society can deliver on the promise of the pursuit of happiness for all.

The Most Perfect Spot

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Author: Diane Goode

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0060726970

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

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Jack tries to have a perfect picnic with his mother, but things do not turn out as they expected.

Spot the Dot

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Author: N.A

Publisher: Ruckus Media

ISBN: 9780545500098

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 14

View: 429

Pop-up master David A. Carter takes preschoolers on a colour adventure! With eye-popping, interactive search-and-finds throughout, toddlers and preschoolers will love this colourful adventure as they Spot the Dot hidden in lift-the-flaps, turn-wheels, pull-tabs, and a giant pop-up that leaps off the page! The bright, graphic illustrations and vibrant colours are sure to keep kids on the hunt as they turn the pages, lift the flaps, pull the tabs, and discover a world of colours - dot-by-dot.

Spot the Frog

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Author: Mark Heath

Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing

ISBN: 0740756850

Category: Humor

Page: 128

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So many of today's comic strips feature edgy characters. "Spot the Frog" is gentler, more whimsical, with a sense of the fantastic. It's about innocence and wisdom and the complete appreciation of what you have." "Spot the Frog" is a wild and gentle strip, an oddball of modern comics. The humor springs from misadventure and friendship, where the characters are more likely to lend a hand than give a push. "Spot the Frog" hops from the page in high spirits, pleasant and good-natured, a refreshing alternative to the daily concerns of a cynical world. The change is like a cool breeze across a pond on a blistering summer day. "Spot the Frog" is the first collection of Mark Heath's charming new comic strip. Through its pages readers meet Spot, an amiable little amphibian; grandfatherly Karl, Spot's favorite two-legged mammal; and Buddy, a bespectacled fellow-frog who is Spot's best pal. This trio finds its way in and out of life's challenges and joys, never needing more than each other and their immediate surroundings to generate plenty of laughs and lighter views of the world at large. "Spot the Frog" is a tribute to Heath's originality, his beautifully rendered characters, and the artist-writer's ability to successfully swim against the stream. Author's web site: www.spotthefrog.net/

Spot the Terrorist!

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Author: Lori Jakiela

Publisher: Turning Point

ISBN: 9781936370696

Category: Poetry

Page: 90

View: 1958

Spot the Plot

A Riddle Book of Book Riddles

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Author: J. Patrick Lewis

Publisher: Chronicle Books

ISBN: 1452123837

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 36

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Thirteen witty and wacky poems pose riddles that challenge readers to "Name That Book." With a glass slipper here and a spiderweb there, Lynn Munsinger's adorable illustrations lead young readers to the solutions. From Goodnight Moon to Madeline, children and parents alike will delight in recognizing their most cherished stories.

Spot A Lot Vehicle Adventure

And Count a Little, Too!

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Author: Steve Smallman

Publisher: Parragon

ISBN: 1474848877

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

View: 3821

This package has to get to town, but the delivery truck has broken down! Sporty cars, rumbling tractors, slow diggers, fast planes… Follow the deliveryman as he hitches a ride on every vehicle imaginable to deliver his very important package. Count and spot all the vehicles on every page along the way in this great adventure. A bright and busy book to keep you and your little one searching, spotting, reading, and counting together again and again! Winner of the Parents’ Choice Fall 2015 Fun Stuff award! Parragon is the largest illustrated non-fiction publisher in the world and a global leader in innovative digital books for children in many languages. Welcome to the world of Parragon!

Blindspot

Hidden Biases of Good People

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Author: Mahzarin R. Banaji,Anthony G. Greenwald

Publisher: Bantam

ISBN: 0345528433

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 272

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A pair of leading psychologists argues that prejudice toward others is often an unconscious part of the human psyche, providing an analysis of the science behind biased feelings while sharing guidelines for identifying and learning from hidden prejudices. 15,000 first printing.

Blind Spot

The Secret History of American Counterterrorism

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Author: Tim Naftali

Publisher: Basic Books

ISBN: 9780786736331

Category: History

Page: 432

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In this revelatory new account, national security expert Timothy Naftali relates the full story of America's decades-long attempt to fight terrorism. On September 11, 2001, a long history of failures and missteps came to a head, with tragic results. But, explains Naftali, it didn't have to be so. Blind Spot traces the long history of American efforts to thwart terrorism, from World War II to the Munich Games hostage-taking to the first attack on the World Trade Center in 1993. In riveting detail, based on original research and interviews with the key participants, Naftali describes why our early successes in counterterrorism did not translate into success against Osama bin Laden later in the 1990s, and why, until 9/11, the domestic threat of terrorism was the largest blind spot in United States national security.

How to Spot the Next Starbucks, Whole Foods, Walmart, or McDonald's BEFORE Its Shares Explode

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Author: Mark Tier

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 1466882700

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 320

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Everyone knows the basic golden rule of investing: “Buy Low, Sell High,” but how many of us ever really understand the stock market, how to recognize the “next big thing,” and how to capitalize off of it once you do? ...the truth is not many or we’d all be millionaires. It seems like early investors in big companies like Facebook and Google had to have won the lottery of investing and just gotten really lucky, but there’s more to it than that. There’s a science to the “Next Big Thing” strategy, and Mark Tier understands it. In How to Spot the Next Starbucks, Whole Foods, Walmart, or McDonald's BEFORE Its Shares Explode, Tier shows readers that explosive brands like Starbucks, Whole Foods, McDonald's, and Walmart didn’t become successful on accident. Through in-depth and accessible case studies, Tier pulls back the curtain on the early Key Performance Indicators that each of these major companies showed even at their earliest stages. Once you learn how to recognize these makings of success, you too will be able to spot the next Starbucks.

Bird on the Building Site

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Author: Sarah Khan

Publisher: QEB Publishing

ISBN: 9781609928223

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 24

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From deafening diggers to towering cranes, there's so much to see on the building site! With a hidden bird to find in every scene and fun facts to discover throughout, step inside for hours of entertainment. Look for hidden objects as you work your way through every spread, taking in all the sights. The wonderfully detailed illustrations create busy scenes which will keep children entertained. Not only this...your children will learn along the way, too! Fantastic spot book activities, combined with non-fiction settings, make for an informative and entertaining series.

Spot the Book Title

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Author: Simon Drew

Publisher: Antique Collectors Club Dist

ISBN: 9781851493562

Category: Humor

Page: 48

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The author uses his inventive drawings of everyday objects to create humorous puzzles.

Spot the Differences

Christmas

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Author: J. J. Wiggins

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781981224593

Category:

Page: 42

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SPOT THE DIFFERENCES: CHRISTMAS is a big book filled with cute and quirky Christmas-themed cartoons. It's the perfect gift for kids and puzzle lovers. A great addition to your holiday celebrations! This book contains: * 52 sets of colorful Christmas-themed cartoons * puzzles on the same page so it's "easier" to spot the differences Celebrate Christmas with this puzzle book alongside Santa, elves, cats, bears, penguins, and more! Think you can spot all the differences? Think again! Solutions are provided, so you can relax and enjoy the holidays. This book is recommended for kids ages 3 and up.