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Field Guide to Home Buying in America

Field Guide to Home Buying in America

Author: Stephen M. Pollan

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9780671639617

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 256

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Covers home selection, financing, real estate agents, negotiation, contracts, title, closing, insurance, and moving

Field Guide to Starting a Business

Field Guide to Starting a Business

Author: Stephen M. Pollan

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9780671675059

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 255

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Describes the general principles of going into business for oneself, and discusses structure, management, partnership, existing businesses and franchises, and the special situations of retail, service and home businesses

Stephen Pollan's Foolproof Guide to Selling Your Home

Stephen Pollan's Foolproof Guide to Selling Your Home

Author: Stephen M. Pollan

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9780684802299

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 224

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An eight-stage strategy covers how to time the sale of a home, preparing the property, selecting and contracting a broker, setting a price range, marketing, negotiating a contract, and closing. Original. 30,000 first printing.

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Food and Drink in America

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Food and Drink in America

Author: Andrew Smith

Publisher:

ISBN: 9780199734962

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 2182

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The second edition of the Oxford Encyclopedia of Food and Drink in America, originally published in September 2004, covers the significant events, inventions, and social movements that have shaped the way Americans view, prepare, and consume food and drink. Entries range across historical periods and the trends that characterize them. The thoroughly updated new edition captures the shifting American perspective on food and is the most authoritative and the most current reference work on American cuisine.

A Field Guide to American Windmills

A Field Guide to American Windmills

Author: T. Lindsay Baker

Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press

ISBN: 0806119012

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 516

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Traces the history of the use of windmills in the United States and surveys the various types of American windmills

New York Magazine

New York Magazine

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Page: 108

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New York magazine was born in 1968 after a run as an insert of the New York Herald Tribune and quickly made a place for itself as the trusted resource for readers across the country. With award-winning writing and photography covering everything from politics and food to theater and fashion, the magazine's consistent mission has been to reflect back to its audience the energy and excitement of the city itself, while celebrating New York as both a place and an idea.

A Field Guide to American Houses

A Field Guide to American Houses

Author: Virginia Savage McAlester

Publisher: Knopf

ISBN: 9780385353878

Category: Architecture

Page: 880

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For the house lover and the curious tourist, for the house buyer and the weekend stroller, for neighborhood preservation groups and for all who want to know more about their community -- here, at last, is a book that makes it both easy and pleasurable to identify the various styles and periods of American domestic architecture. Concentrating not on rare landmarks but on typical dwellings in ordinary neighborhoods all across the United States -- houses built over the past three hundred years and lived in by Americans of every social and economic background -- the book provides you with the facts (and frame of reference) that will enable you to look in a fresh way at the houses you constantly see around you. It tells you -- and shows you in more than 1,200 illustrations -- what you need to know in order to be able to recognize the several distinct architectural styles and to understand their historical significance. What does that cornice mean? Or that porch? That door? When was this house built? What does its style say about the people who built it? You'll find the answers to such questions here. This is how the book works: Each of thirty-nine chapters focuses on a particular style (and its variants). Each begins with a large schematic drawing that highlights the style's most important identifying features. Additional drawings and photographs depict the most common shapes and the principal subtypes, allowing you to see at a glance a wide range of examples of each style. Still more drawings offer close-up views of typical small details -- windows, doors, cornices, etc. -- that might be difficult to see in full-house pictures. The accompanying text is rich in information about each style -- describing in detail its identifying features, telling you where (and in what quantity) you're likely to find examples of it, discussing all of its notable variants, and revealing its origin and tracing its history. In the book's introductory chapters you'll find invaluable general discussions of house-building materials and techniques ("Structure"), house shapes ("Form"), and the many traditions of architectural fashion ("Style") that have influenced American house design through the past three centuries. A pictorial key and glossary help lead you from simple, easily recognized architectural features -- the presence of a tile roof, for example -- to the styles in which that feature is likely to be found. This eBook edition has been optimized for screen.

The Ghost Hunter's Field Guide

The Ghost Hunter's Field Guide

Author: Rich Newman

Publisher: Llewellyn Worldwide

ISBN: 9780738728308

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 432

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The Ghost Hunter's Field Guide features over 1,000 haunted places around the country in all fifty states that you can investigate yourself. Experience ghostly activity at battlefields, theaters, saloons, hotels, museums, resorts, parks, and other spooky sites—all of which are completely safe and accessible. From Alabama to Wyoming, you'll find out where to go to glimpse the unquiet spirits of Civil War soldiers, plantation slaves, criminals, and other entities. This alphabetized reference guide features over 100 photos and, for each location, includes the fascinating tales behind the haunting. Flip to your state to see what kind of paranormal phenomena commonly occur at each site: apparitions, shadow shapes, phantom sounds and scents, residual hauntings, psychokinetic activity, and more. Ford's Theatre The Whaley House Museum The Lizzie Borden Bed and Breakfast Alcatraz Island The Queen Mary The Bell Witch Cave

Hechinger's Field Guide to Ethnic Stereotypes

Hechinger's Field Guide to Ethnic Stereotypes

Author: Kevin Hechinger

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 141657784X

Category: Humor

Page: 160

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Can you differentiate between the Amish and the Hasidic Jew? Do you know the single, shocking difference between the Redneck and the Appalachian? Can you successfully identify -- and avoid -- the Charismatic, Verbose Nigerian Cabdriver or the Honda-Driving UCLA Korean Gangster Wannabe? If the answer is "no" to any of the above, then Hechinger's Field Guide to Ethnic Stereotypes is the book for you. Home to people from over 168 nations, the bourgeoning ethnic melting pot we call America can be a frightening and disorienting place for the uninitiated. In order to successfully navigate this culturally rocky terrain, it's essential that one understand the ethnic landscape we inhabit. Hechinger's Field Guide to Ethnic Stereotypes, by world renowned cultural anthropologists Kevin and Curtis Hechinger, is a comprehensive, groundbreaking, and painstakingly assembled collection of everything you need to know about this puzzling world in which we live. Whether tracking the migratory pattern of the Northeastern Jew, cataloging the breeding habits of the Passive Asian Male, or highlighting the almost imperceptible differences between Cubans and Dominicans, these two fearless naturalists have devoted their lives to the study of human variety. An instant classic and invaluable tool for the professional cultural anthropologist, the amateur enthusiast, or anyone lost on the subway, Hechinger's Field Guide to Ethnic Stereotypes will reshape the scientific community just as surely as it will settle the age-old question of whether Vodka-Loving Stalin Haters can out-drink Irish-American Firemen. Are we very different? Or are we exactly the same? For the answers to these and other probing questions that may well be all that stand between happiness and de-spair, read Hechinger's Field Guide to Ethnic Stereotypes. Now.