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Modern Refrigeration and Air Conditioning (Modern Refridgeration and Air Conditioning)

Modern Refrigeration and Air Conditioning (Modern Refridgeration and Air Conditioning) Lowest new price: $115.94
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Author: Andrew D. Althouse

Modern Refrigeration and Air Conditioning is the standard for a new generation of learners. This classic is an excellent blend of theory, skill development, and service techniques to help students learn how to install and service refrigeration and HVAC systems. Technical content has never been more up to date. A logical and progressive organization, rich learning pedagogy and features, a superior art program, and readability contribute to Modern Refrigeration and Air Conditioning’s highly accessible nature. Relevant career and workplace readiness content prepares students for a successful career in the HVACR industry. 
  • New technical updates including added information on microchannel heat exchangers, variable frequency drives, variable refrigerant flow systems, and additional Code Alert features; new and updated content focusing on energy efficiency (chapters 31-33 and 36 – air side economizers, multistage and zoning thermostats, Thinking Green features, and variable refrigerant flow); and hundreds of new pieces of art ensure students receive a modern HVACR education.
  • Accessible content and design contributes to CTE learner success like increased coverage of safety (new Safety chapter), well-designed illustrations to effectively support the text, and content that is well-organized and readable.
  • Relevant career preparation and workplace readiness information is provided in a new Careers chapter, Service Call Scenario features, and correlations to HVAC Excellence and PAHRA standards and competencies.

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Elon Musk: Tesla, SpaceX, and the Quest for a Fantastic Future

Elon Musk: Tesla, SpaceX, and the Quest for a Fantastic Future Lowest new price: $2.99
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Author: Ashlee Vance

New York Times and International Bestseller 

Named One of the Best Books of the Year by The Wall Street Journal, NPR, Audible and Amazon

More than 1.5 Million Copies Sold 

In Elon Musk: Tesla, SpaceX, and the Quest for a Fantastic Future, veteran technology journalist Ashlee Vance provides the first inside look into the extraordinary life and times of Silicon Valley's most audacious entrepreneur. Written with exclusive access to Musk, his family and friends, the book traces the entrepreneur's journey from a rough upbringing in South Africa to the pinnacle of the global business world. Vance spent more than 30 hours in conversation with Musk and interviewed close to 300 people to tell the tumultuous stories of Musk's world-changing companies: PayPal, Tesla Motors, SpaceX and SolarCity, and to characterize a man who has renewed American industry and sparked new levels of innovation while making plenty of enemies along the way.
        Vance uses Musk's story to explore one of the pressing questions of our time: can the nation of inventors and creators which led the modern world for a century still compete in an age of fierce global competition? He argues that Musk--one of the most unusual and striking figures in American business history--is a contemporary amalgam of legendary inventors and industrialists like Thomas Edison, Henry Ford, Howard Hughes, and Steve Jobs. More than any other entrepreneur today, Musk has dedicated his energies and his own vast fortune to inventing a future that is as rich and far-reaching as the visionaries of the golden age of science-fiction fantasy.

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  • Ecco Press

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Laboratory Manual for General, Organic, and Biological Chemistry (3rd Edition)

Laboratory Manual for General, Organic, and Biological Chemistry (3rd Edition) Lowest new price: $97.08
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Author: Karen C. Timberlake
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The Laboratory Manual for General, Organic, and Biological Chemistry , third edition, by Karen C. Timberlake contains 35  experiments related to the content of general, organic, and biological chemistry courses, as well as basic/preparatory chemistry courses. The labs included give students an opportunity to go beyond the lectures and words in the textbook to experience the scientific process from which conclusions and theories are drawn.

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2018 / 2019 ASVAB For Dummies

2018 / 2019 ASVAB For Dummies Lowest new price: $11.98
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Author: Angie Papple Johnston
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The bestselling ASVAB study guide—now updated for 2018/2019! 

The ASVAB (Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery) is a timed multi-aptitude test developed and maintained by the Department of Defense. The test is given at more than 13,000 schools and Military Entrance Processing Stations nationwide and is used to determine the branch of service and career field where a candidate would most excel. If you’re one of the more than one million people a year preparing to take the test, this is your one-stop resource to ensure you perform your very best.

2018/2019 ASVAB For Dummies is packed with practice questions; an in-depth view of each of the nine subtests; strategy cheat sheets; proven study tips and test taking-tactics, as well as 3 full-length practice tests and 2 AFQT practice tests to help you prep for test day.

  • Score high and qualify for the military job you want
  • Boost your math, science, and English performance
  • Review all 9 subject areas covered on the test
  • Find out how the test is scored and know what to expect on exam day

Scoring high on the ASVAB will require study and concentration. 2018/2019 ASVAB For Dummies gives you the tools and information you need to land the military future of your dreams.

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iGen: Why Today's Super-Connected Kids Are Growing Up Less Rebellious, More Tolerant, Less Happy--and Completely Unprepared for Adulthood--and What That Means for the Rest of Us

iGen: Why Today's Super-Connected Kids Are Growing Up Less Rebellious, More Tolerant, Less Happy--and Completely Unprepared for Adulthood--and What That Means for the Rest of Us Lowest new price: $10.87
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Author: Jean M. Twenge PhD
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A highly readable and entertaining first look at how today’s members of iGen—the children, teens, and young adults born in the mid-1990s and later—are vastly different from their Millennial predecessors, and from any other generation, from the renowned psychologist and author of Generation Me.

With generational divides wider than ever, parents, educators, and employers have an urgent need to understand today’s rising generation of teens and young adults. Born in the mid-1990s to the mid-2000s and later, iGen is the first generation to spend their entire adolescence in the age of the smartphone. With social media and texting replacing other activities, iGen spends less time with their friends in person—perhaps why they are experiencing unprecedented levels of anxiety, depression, and loneliness.

But technology is not the only thing that makes iGen distinct from every generation before them; they are also different in how they spend their time, how they behave, and in their attitudes toward religion, sexuality, and politics. They socialize in completely new ways, reject once sacred social taboos, and want different things from their lives and careers. More than previous generations, they are obsessed with safety, focused on tolerance, and have no patience for inequality. iGen is also growing up more slowly than previous generations: eighteen-year-olds look and act like fifteen-year-olds used to.

As this new group of young people grows into adulthood, we all need to understand them: Friends and family need to look out for them; businesses must figure out how to recruit them and sell to them; colleges and universities must know how to educate and guide them. And members of iGen also need to understand themselves as they communicate with their elders and explain their views to their older peers. Because where iGen goes, so goes our nation—and the world.

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Essentials of Fire Fighting and Fire Department Operations (6th Edition)

Essentials of Fire Fighting and Fire Department Operations (6th Edition) Lowest new price: $69.43
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Author: IFSTA

Continuing the tradition of excellence in firefighter education, this new, expanded version contains the complete 20 basic chapters, as well as additional chapters including first aid and hazardous materials response to meet all of the requirements for Fire Fighter I and II levels of NFPA 1001® and NFPA 472® and OSHA 1910.120. This overhauled new edition offers a complete support package and includes updated information on 192 skill sheets, knot and rope requirements, the use of essential job tasks related to the medical requirements in NFPA 1582®, and more! Begin laying the foundation for your firefighting career now with this expanded version.

 

View a Sample Chapter: http://info.ifsta.org/essentials-6th

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Guns, Germs, and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies

Guns, Germs, and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies Lowest new price: $8.93
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Author: Jared Diamond Ph.D.
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"Fascinating.... Lays a foundation for understanding human history."―Bill Gates

In this "artful, informative, and delightful" (William H. McNeill, New York Review of Books) book, Jared Diamond convincingly argues that geographical and environmental factors shaped the modern world. Societies that had had a head start in food production advanced beyond the hunter-gatherer stage, and then developed religion --as well as nasty germs and potent weapons of war --and adventured on sea and land to conquer and decimate preliterate cultures. A major advance in our understanding of human societies, Guns, Germs, and Steel chronicles the way that the modern world came to be and stunningly dismantles racially based theories of human history. Winner of the Pulitzer Prize, the Phi Beta Kappa Award in Science, the Rhone-Poulenc Prize, and the Commonwealth club of California's Gold Medal.

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  • NORTON

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ServSafe ManagerBook with Answer Sheet (7th Edition)

ServSafe ManagerBook with Answer Sheet (7th Edition) Lowest new price: $70.00
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Author: National Restaurant Association

definitive book for food safety training and certification.

 

The new  ServSafe ®  Manager Book, 7/e  continues to be ideal for courses that cover the basics, condensed courses, continuing education, and even 1-2 day seminars. The updated book will help readers prepare for the most current ServSafe Food Protection Manager Certification Exam, and more importantly, it will promote adherence to food safety practices on-the-job. 

 

Food safety has never been more important to the restaurant industry and its customers. Based on the 2013 FDA Food Code, the ServSafe Manager Book, 7/e focuses on the preventative measures to keep food safe. To better reflect the changing needs of a diverse and expanding workforce, food safety topics are presented in a user-friendly, practical way with real-world stories to help readers understand the day-to-day importance of food safety. The streamlined delivery of food safety content will create a learning experience that is activity-based and easily comprehended by a variety of learners. The end result is content that is more focused, leading to stronger food safety practices and a better-trained workforce.

 

Developed by the industry, for the industry,  ServSafe®  is a proven way to minimize risk and maximize protection for foodservice owners, employees, and customers. Recognized as the industry standard, ServSafe offers a complete suite of printed and online products and is the most important ingredient to food safety training and certification success.

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Fly Girls: How Five Daring Women Defied All Odds and Made Aviation History

Fly Girls: How Five Daring Women Defied All Odds and Made Aviation History Lowest new price: $14.31
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Author: Keith O'Brien

A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

“Exhilarating.” —New York Times Book Review


Riveting.People

“Keith O’Brien has brought these women—mostly long-hidden and forgotten—back into the light where they belong. And he’s done it with grace, sensitivity and a cinematic eye for detail that makes Fly Girls both exhilarating and heartbreaking.” —USA Today

The untold story of five women who fought to compete against men in the high-stakes national air races of the 1920s and 1930s — and won
 
Between the world wars, no sport was more popular, or more dangerous, than airplane racing. Thousands of fans flocked to multi‑day events, and cities vied with one another to host them. The pilots themselves were hailed as dashing heroes who cheerfully stared death in the face. Well, the men were hailed. Female pilots were more often ridiculed than praised for what the press portrayed as silly efforts to horn in on a manly, and deadly, pursuit. Fly Girls recounts how a cadre of women banded together to break the original glass ceiling: the entrenched prejudice that conspired to keep them out of the sky.

O’Brien weaves together the stories of five remarkable women: Florence Klingensmith, a high‑school dropout who worked for a dry cleaner in Fargo, North Dakota; Ruth Elder, an Alabama divorcee; Amelia Earhart, the most famous, but not necessarily the most skilled; Ruth Nichols, who chafed at the constraints of her blue‑blood family’s expectations; and Louise Thaden, the mother of two young kids who got her start selling coal in Wichita. Together, they fought for the chance to race against the men — and in 1936 one of them would triumph in the toughest race of all.
 
Like Hidden Figures and Girls of Atomic City, Fly Girls celebrates a little-known slice of history in which tenacious, trail-blazing women braved all obstacles to achieve greatness.

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Fundamentals of Building Construction: Materials and Methods

Fundamentals of Building Construction: Materials and Methods Lowest new price: $106.57
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Author: Edward Allen
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Note from the publisher:

Now in its sixth edition, this bestselling reference focuses on the basic materials and methods used in building construction. Emphasizing common construction systems such as light wood frame, masonry bearing wall, steel frame, and reinforced concrete construction, the new edition includes new information on building materials properties; the latest on "pre-engineered" building components and sustainability issues; and reflects the latest building codes and standards. It also features an expanded series of case studies along with more axonometric detail drawings and revised photographs for a thoroughly illustrated approach.

 


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