Book Title : Off the Charts

off the charts

Release Date : 1996
ISBN Code : STANFORD:36105019208151
Book Author : Bruce Haring
Book Publisher : Birch Lane Press
Total Pages : 226

Book Summary :

This explosive expose examines the music industry from 1981 to the present, offering insights into the ways in which, despite the introduction of modern marketing techniques and corporate imaging, the music industry has remained, for the most part, a shell game played by hustlers. of photos.

Book Title : Off the Charts

off the charts

Release Date : 2010-02-05
ISBN Code : 9781440194689
Book Author : Kevin Scott Hall
Book Publisher : iUniverse
Total Pages : 180

Book Summary :

When twenty-one-year-old Greg Bounder, a brash, wealthy college student, meets his one-time singing idol, Sally Testata, at a Scranton bar, he seizes the opportunity to create an exciting career for himself by managing her comeback. With the half-million dollar inheritance from his grandfather, Greg intends to restart the career of this forty-something, washed-up singer. But first, he must convince her, his conservative Philadelphia family, and all the doubters that he has what it takes to make it big before he blows through his inheritance. With the help of his gay brother, Marcus, a DJ in New York—and a lot of money—Greg orchestrates Sally’s return. The result is a whirlwind year in New York as their hit single “Grind” climbs up the charts, but Greg soon finds that Sally might be more than he bargained for. While struggling to reap a return on his investment, Greg needs to figure out how to keep Sally clean and out of trouble, and keep her from grabbing the wrong kind of headlines.

Book Title : Sir Cumference and the Off the Charts Dessert

sir cumference and the off the charts dessert

Release Date : 2013-08-01
ISBN Code : 9781607346135
Book Author : Cindy Neuschwander
Book Publisher : Charlesbridge
Total Pages : 32

Book Summary :

When Sir Cumference and Lady Di of Ameter invite two bakers to compete for the honor of baking the annual Harvest Sweet, the bakers must figure out a way to chart whose treats are the favorites.

Book Title : JONAS Off the Charts

jonas off the charts

Release Date : 2011-01-25
ISBN Code : 9781423147244
Book Author : Catherine Hapka
Book Publisher : Disney Electronic Content
Total Pages : 128

Book Summary :

Macy Misa is the biggest JONAS fan out there. She also happens to go to school with the boys, plus she's best friends with Stella, the band's stylist. But every time she's around Joe, Kevin, and Nick, her nerves take over! When Macy overhears Kevin saying that the band needs a backup singer for their next album, she eagerly volunteers. After a test run, however, Kevin realizes that Macy's singing isn't record material. Will Kevin risk hurting Macy's feelings and tell her the truth, or will he put his band on the line and let her sing?

Book Title : Off the Charts

off the charts

Release Date : 2018-01-09
ISBN Code : 9781101947302
Book Author : Ann Hulbert
Book Publisher : Knopf
Total Pages : 400

Book Summary :

From the author of the widely praised Raising America--a compelling exploration of child genius told through the gripping stories of fifteen exceptionally gifted boys and girls, from a math wonder a century ago to young jazz and classical piano virtuosos today. A thought-provoking book for a time when parents anxiously aspire to raise "super children" and experts worry the nation is wasting the brilliant young minds it needs. Ann Hulbert examines the lives of children whose rare accomplishments have raised hopes about untapped human potential and questions about how best to nurture it. She probes the changing role of parents and teachers, as well as of psychologists and a curious press. Above all, she delves into the feelings of the prodigies themselves, who push back against adults more as the decades proceed. Among the children are the math genius Norbert Wiener, founder of cybernetics, a Harvard graduate student at age fifteen; two girls, a poet and a novelist, whose published work stirred debate in the 1920s; the movie superstar Shirley Temple and the African American pianist and composer Philippa Schuyler; the chess champion Bobby Fischer; computer pioneers and autistic "prodigious savants"; and musical prodigies, present and past. Off the Charts also tells the surprising inside stories of Lewis Terman's prewar study of high-IQ children and of the postwar talent search begun at Johns Hopkins, and discovers what Tiger Mom Amy Chua really has to tell us. But in these moving stories, it is the children who deliver the most important messages.

Book Title : Off the Charts

off the charts

Release Date : 2003-02
ISBN Code : 0970014759
Book Author : Nick Borg
Book Publisher : Daily Racing Form
Total Pages : 144

Book Summary :

This book is an easy guide that turns charts into profitable selections at the track.

Book Title : Off the Charts

off the charts

Release Date : 2013
ISBN Code : 0898243807
Book Author : Christine Neville
Book Publisher :
Total Pages : 492

Book Summary :

Off the Charts is "an exploration of the effects of asynchronous development on gifted children and adults. It contains sections on Asynchrony and the Individual, Asynchrony and the Family, Asynchrony and Learning and chapters describe the nature of asynchrony, methods of dealing with the challenges of asynchrony, and recommendations for adapting education in a variety of settings". It is an excellent "book for parents, teachers, counselors, and others concerned with the optimal development of gifted to profoundly gifted individuals"--Back cover. The editors have brought together 19 essays by renowned gifted education specialists to produce this important new publication for 2013. A bibliography on Asynchronous Development provides extensive further reading.

Book Title : Travel Photography

travel photography

Release Date : 2006
ISBN Code : 0240808150
Book Author : Lou Jones
Book Publisher : Gulf Professional Publishing
Total Pages : 180

Book Summary :

'On assignment in Havana, Cuba, I heard music. It was across the street and far away. I couldn't track down the source. As I got closer, the echo was bouncing off the tall buildings. It was amazing. Running back and forth I eventually got someone's attention. He led me on a dead run into one of Old Havana's famous condemned historical landmarks. I thought it was abandoned. Upon entering the lobby, I found it totally dark in the middle of the day. No light at all. My "guide” ran up the stairs with me in close pursuit. The circular staircase wound round and round. But soon I hit something. Hard. Since it was so black I had no idea the staircase was full of people. I couldn't see a thing. I panicked. But I always carry a small flashlight on my key chain. I was able to stumble safely the several flights up to the band rehearsing on the top floor. Great photographs.' travel + PHOTOGRAPHY is loaded with beautiful photographs showing you the "how-to's" of travel photography. Herein you will find examples that will reveal the secrets, debunk the myths, and explore the romance of traveling with a camera. Combined with anecdotes that demonstrate how to solve both typical and unique problems of camera equipment, lighting, and language barriers, this ambitious book showcases the imagination, personal vision, and the technology needed to take creative pictures around the world. Money, health, and cultural and language barriers lead to the biggest mistakes and problems for photographers while on the road, and in this book, Lou Jones offers up his years of on-the-road experience for you. Whether you are a professional photographer, or a serious amateur, this book is a must have if you travel with a camera.

Book Title : Off the Charts Law Summaries

off the charts law summaries

Release Date : 2014
ISBN Code : 1611632609
Book Author : Julie Schechter
Book Publisher :
Total Pages : 182

Book Summary :

The only law school study aid comprised solely of charts, Off the Charts Law Summaries contains a new layout designed to communicate information in a uniform, easy-to-understand format that graphically conveys relationships and patterns. Students learn the specifics of statutes, rules and cases faster than with the current text or outline materials and will more easily see how each fits into the broader subject matter. All five fundamental law school subjects -- Civil Procedure, Contracts, Property, Torts and Criminal Law -- are covered in a single, comprehensive and cost-effective volume that is portable, convenient and also useful for bar exam preparation.

Book Title : Social Problems in Global Perspective

social problems in global perspective

Release Date : 2004
ISBN Code : 0761829334
Book Author : Ronald M. Glassman
Book Publisher : University Press of America
Total Pages : 380

Book Summary :

The global high-tech economy has generated a technological and scientific productive miracle. But along with the miracle has come problems. Social Problems in Global Perspective focuses on some of these problems, including family decline, divorce and single parenting; the gender war- with men and women distrustful and threatened by one another in the workplace, the home, and the bedroom- the moral malaise created by science and religion, the media, and morality. This book presents detailed chapters on the high-tech economy, religious fundamentalism, terrorism, and ethnic conflicts. It also includes chapters on homosexuality and AIDS, the world population explosion, and pop culture.

Book Title : Excel 2013 Charts and Graphs

excel 2013 charts and graphs

Release Date : 2013-02-20
ISBN Code : 9780133259513
Book Author : Bill Jelen
Book Publisher : Que Publishing
Total Pages : 464

Book Summary :

Use Excel 2013’s radically revamped charting and graphing tools to communicate more clearly, powerfully, and quickly… so you drive your message home, and get the decisions and actions you’re looking for! This book reveals data visualization techniques you won’t find anywhere else and shows you how to use Excel 2013 to create designer-quality charts and graphs that stand out from the crowd. It will help you make the most of new features ranging from Power View to Recommended Charts, and instantly share your insights with anyone, anywhere–even on the Web and social networks. Learning advanced Excel techniques has never been easier. You’ll find simple, step-by-step instructions, real-world examples and case studies, and more than a dozen YouTube videos, straight from MrExcel! • Create stunning data visualizations instantly with Excel 2013’s new Recommended Charts • Use charts to instantly reveal trends, differences, and relationships • Map your data with Excel 2013, MapPoint, and the new GeoFlow add-in • Quickly generate combo charts that once required complex, frustrating procedures • Use sparklines to imbue worksheets with more context and insight • Highlight and clarify the meaning of data with DataBars, color scales, icon sets, and other conditional formatting tools • Post charts to Facebook, Twitter, or LinkedIn, directly from Excel • Build stock charts that help you make smarter investments • Solve “non-standard” problems such as noncontiguous data or custom data sequences • Generate new charts automatically with Excel VBA • Uncover visual tricks that people use to lie with Excel About MrExcel Library: Every book in the MrExcel Library pinpoints a specific set of crucial Excel tasks and presents focused skills and examples for performing them rapidly and effectively. Selected by Bill Jelen, Microsoft Excel MVP and mastermind behind the leading Excel solutions website MrExcel.com, these books will: • Dramatically increase your productivity–saving you 50 hours a year or more • Present proven, creative strategies for solving real-world problems • Show you how to get great results, no matter how much data you have • Help you avoid critical mistakes that even experienced users make

Book Title : Climbing the Charts

climbing the charts

Release Date : 2012
ISBN Code : 9780691148731
Book Author : Gabriel Rossman
Book Publisher : Princeton University Press
Total Pages : 184

Book Summary :

"Gabriel Rossman is the leading researcher in the sociology and economics of the music industry, and this book shows him at the top of his research and exposition powers."--Tyler Cowen, author of An Economist Gets Lunch ""Climbing the Charts" gives an eye-opening view of the front and back of radio broadcasting. It shows that the music industry has even more influence on radio airplay than we might imagine, but broadcasters and listeners also matter. Surprisingly, the greatest role of broadcasters is in their choice of radio formats, which structure the market for the music industry and the listeners. The important topic, careful analysis, and clear writing make this book broadly appealing."--Henrich Greve, INSEAD "We have a lot of books on how innovation happens, but too few on how successful innovations propagate. "Climbing the Charts" offers remarkable insight into just how complicated that process can be. This clear and succinct book challenges our easy understanding of the way these markets work, and ultimately enriches our mental model of what it means to bring something new into the world."--Megan McArdle, senior editor, "Atlantic" "Climbing the Charts dispels many myths, both popular and academic, about how songs and other inventions reach widespread appeal. Rossman skillfully uses diffusion of innovations theory and original data to tell the story of how popular culture is produced. In so doing, he helps us all appreciate the importance of understanding how change occurs."--Thomas W. Valente, University of Southern California "Pop radio has been written about in hundreds of books, mainly by musicologists or radio/music executives in their memoirs. "Climbing the Charts" adds a much-needed social scientific perspective on how the industry operates. Effectively disputing many pieces of conventional wisdom about the business, this fascinating and important book makes a substantial contribution to the work on innovation and diffusion, and the production of culture."--Jennifer C. Lena, author of "Banding Together"

Book Title : Get Psychic

get psychic

Release Date : 2010-01-30
ISBN Code : 9780759525481
Book Author : Stacey Wolf
Book Publisher : Hachette UK
Total Pages : 300

Book Summary :

From the author of Secrets of the Signs comes an exciting new book designed to help teenagers get in touch with their psychic instincts and unlock the power of intuition.

Book Title : Get Off Your But

get off your but

Release Date : 2009-03-27
ISBN Code : 0470448059
Book Author : Sean Stephenson
Book Publisher : John Wiley and Sons
Total Pages : 240

Book Summary :

"Sean is an amazing person with an important message." —President Bill Clinton "Sean Stephenson is the Yoda of personal development, with less pointy ears." —Jimmy Kimmel, host of ABC's Jimmy Kimmel Live "As we struggle with inertia to become the best that we can be, Sean Stephenson's book informs and inspires us to stand up and keep moving forward. Thank you, Sean, for your life, your work, and your abundant sharing." —Ken Blanchard, coauthor, The One Minute Manager "Sean Stephenson is a hero to me. When you read his book, he will be a hero to you as well. His moving stories about himself and others who have found the gifts in their pain will teach you so much about courage and, just as important, you will learn how to build your own sense of confidence when it comes to health, career, relationships, and more. Do yourself a favor read this book! " —Susan Jeffers, Ph.D., author, Feel the Fear and Do It Anyway and Embracing Uncertainty

Book Title : The Other Side of the Track

the other side of the track

Release Date : 2014-09-15
ISBN Code : 9781480998513
Book Author : Driago Olinde
Book Publisher : Dorrance Publishing
Total Pages : 86

Book Summary :

In a world where street racing is a lifestyle and accepted by the law, the only threat to their way of life is each other. After a devastating attempt on Raven’s life, he finds himself in the care of his best friend, a former girlfriend, and a loyal friend from his childhood. As his enemies make attempts on the ones he loves, Raven must find a way to protect them as he works his way up the charts. A showdown for the city begins as Raven chases after the mastermind behind it all.

Book Title : Chicago Top 40 Charts 1960 1969

chicago top 40 charts 1960 1969

Release Date : 2001-08-01
ISBN Code : 9780595196142
Book Author : Ron Smith
Book Publisher : iUniverse
Total Pages : 264

Book Summary :

Music charts have been around as long as recorded music and radio programs from Your Hit Parade to American Top 40 have capitalized on the idea of counting down the day's top hits. Chicago Top 40 Charts 1960-1969 documents those songs that dominated the Midwestern airwaves during that decade- considered by many to be top 40's "golden age." Many of the songs listed did not appear at all on the national charts. Others, including local acts, fared much better in Chicago than in the rest of the country. Chicago Top 40 Charts 1960-1969 contains an alphabetical listing by title and by artist of every tune listed on the WLS Silver Dollar Surveys during those years. It also lists the top 40 songs of each year and for the entire decade, as well as a supplemental listing of songs on the station's Rhythm-and-Blues chart of 1964. For those who grew up listening to radio in the Windy City as well as for record collectors from anywhere, Chicago Top 40 Charts 1960-1969 will be a valued addition to any music reference library.

Book Title : Achieving Results

achieving results

Release Date : 2001
ISBN Code : 1560526092
Book Author : Loma Riley
Book Publisher : Crisp Pub Incorporated
Total Pages : 112

Book Summary :

This book outlines a simple, time-tested four-step process to guide you toward consistently achieving your desired results. Attaining results means solving problems, defining worthwhile results, managing risk and change, developing leadership skills, and growing personally, professionally, and spiritually. With the roadmap provided, you will save time, energy and resources. You will learn to apply techniques for both personal and professional results, decide what it is you want and how to get it, and reap the rewards and recognition of success.

Book Title : Playing With the Boys

playing with the boys

Release Date : 2007-10-25
ISBN Code : 9780199840595
Book Author : Eileen McDonagh
Book Publisher : Oxford University Press
Total Pages : 368

Book Summary :

Athletic contests help define what we mean in America by "success." By keeping women from "playing with the boys" on the false assumption that they are inherently inferior, society relegates them to second-class citizens. In this forcefully argued book, Eileen McDonagh and Laura Pappano show in vivid detail how women have been unfairly excluded from participating in sports on an equal footing with men. Using dozens of powerful examples--girls and women breaking through in football, ice hockey, wrestling, and baseball, to name just a few--the authors show that sex differences are not sufficient to warrant exclusion in most sports, that success entails more than brute strength, and that sex segregation in sports does not simply reflect sex differences, but actively constructs and reinforces stereotypes about sex differences. For instance, women's bodies give them a physiological advantage in endurance sports, yet many Olympic events have shorter races for women than men, thereby camouflaging rather than revealing women's strengths.