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release date: Jan 08, 2013
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The Baby Book, Revised Edition: Everything You Need to Know About Your Baby from Birth to Age Two (Sears Parenting Library)
America's bestselling "baby bible" -- an encyclopedic guide to the first two years of your baby's life.

The million-copy bestseller by "the man who remade motherhood" (TIME) has now been revised, expanded, and bought thoroughly up-to-date -- with the latest information on everything from diapering to day care, from midwifery to hospital birthing rooms, from postpartum nutrition to infant development.

The Searses draw from their vast experience both as medical professionals and pas parents to provide comprehensive information on virtually every aspect of infant care. The Baby Book focuses on the essential needs of babies -- eating, sleeping, develipment, health, and comfort -- as it addresses the questions of greatest concern to today's parents. The topics covered include:

  • preparing for a safe and healthy birth
  • bonding with your baby
  • feeding your baby right
  • soothing your fussy baby
  • getting your baby to sleep
  • understanding your baby's development
  • treating common illnesses
  • babyproofing your home
  • understanding toddler behavior
  • dealing with temper tantrums
  • toilet training
  • working parenting
  • first-aid procedures
  • and much more

Unrivaled in its scope and authority, The Baby Book presents a practical, contemporary approach to parenting that reflects the way we live today. The Searses acknowledge that there is no one way to parent a baby, and they offer the basic guidance and inspiration you need to develop the parenting style that bests suits you and your child. Their book is a rich and invaluable resource that will help you get the most of of parenting -- for your child, yourself, and for your entire family.



release date: Oct 26, 2011
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The Vaccine Book: Making the Right Decision for Your Child (Sears Parenting Library)
THE VACCINE BOOK offers parents a fair, impartial, fact-based resource from the most trusted name in pediatrics. Dr. Bob devotes each chapter in the book to a disease/vaccine pair and offers a comprehensive discussion of what the disease is, how common or rare it is, how serious or harmless it is, the ingredients of the vaccine, and any possible side effects from the vaccine. This completely revised edition offers

· updated information on each vaccine and disease

· more detail on vaccines' side effects

· expanded discussions of combination vaccines

· a new section on adult vaccines

· additional options for alternative vaccine schedules

· a guide to Canadian vaccinations

THE VACCINE BOOK provides exactly the information parents want and need as they make their way through the vaccination maze.
release date: Nov 14, 2017
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The Beautiful Poetry of Donald Trump (Canons)

What if there's a hidden dimension to Donald Trump; a sensitive, poetic side? Driven by this question, Rob Sears began combing Trump's words for signs of poetry.

What he found was a revelation. By simply taking the 45th President of the United States' tweets and transcripts, cutting them up and reordering them, Sears unearthed a trove of beautiful verse that was just waiting to be discovered.

This groundbreaking collection will give readers a glimpse of Trump's innermost thoughts and feelings on everything from the nature of truth, to what he hates about Lord Sugar. And it will reveal a hitherto hidden Donald, who may surprise and delight both students and critics alike.

This timely publication also includes Sears' scholarly footnotes and introduction, in which he excavates new critical angles and insights into the President's poetry which the casual reader might initially overlook.

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release date: Apr 06, 2015
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Construction Contracting: A Practical Guide to Company Management
The definitive contracting reference for the construction industry, updated and expanded

Construction Contracting, the industry's leading professional reference for five decades, has been updated to reflect current practices, business methods, management techniques, codes, and regulations. A cornerstone of the construction library, this text presents the hard-to-find information essential to successfully managing a construction company, applicable to building, heavy civil, high-tech, and industrial construction endeavors alike. A wealth of coverage on the basics of owning a construction business provides readers with a useful "checkup" on the state of their company, and in-depth exploration of the logistics, scheduling, administration, and legal aspects relevant to construction provide valuable guidance on important facets of the business operations. This updated edition contains new coverage of modern delivery methods, technology, and project management.

The field of construction contracting comprises the entire set of skills, knowledge, and conceptual tools needed to successfully own or manage a construction company, as well as to undertake any actual project. This book gives readers complete, up-to-date information in all of these areas, with expert guidance toward best practices.

  • Learn techniques for accurate cost estimating and effective bidding
  • Understand construction contracts, surety bonds, and insurance
  • Explore project time and cost management, with safety considerations
  • Examine relevant labor law and labor relations techniques

Between codes, standards, laws, and regulations, the construction industry presents many different areas with which the manager needs to be up to date, on top of actually doing the day-to-day running of the business. This book provides it all under one cover – for the project side and the business side, Construction Contracting is a complete working resource in the field or office.

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release date: Oct 26, 2005
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The Baby Sleep Book: The Complete Guide to a Good Night's Rest for the Whole Family (Sears Parenting Library)
Everything you need to know about getting your baby or toddler to sleep -- from America's foremost baby and childcare experts.

Babies don't automatically know how to sleep through the night; they need to be taught. The Sears family has learned from decades of pediatric practice, bolstered by their own parenting experiences, that different babies have different nighttime temperaments -- and, of course, different families have different lifestyles. Instead of espousing the kind of "one method fits all" approach advocated in other baby sleep guides, the Sears family explains how you can create a sleep plan that suits the needs of your entire family.

With a sharp focus on the practical tools and techniques, The Baby Sleep Book covers such topics as:
  • the facts of infant sleep vs. adult sleep
  • figuring out where, when, and how your child sleeps best
  • fail-safe methods for soothing a crying infant
  • how to make night nursing easier, and how to stop
  • nighttime fathering tips
  • whether co-sleeping makes sense for you
  • nap-time strategies that work
  • medical and physical causes of night waking
  • sleep habits in special situations such as traveling, teething, and illness
release date: Jan 27, 2015
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Construction Project Management
A thoroughly updated edition of the classic guide to projectmanagement of construction projects

For more than thirty years, Construction ProjectManagement has been considered the preeminent guide to allaspects of the construction project management process, includingthe Critical Path Method (CPM) of project scheduling, and muchmore. Now in its Sixth Edition, it continues to provide a solidfoundation of the principles and fundamentals of projectmanagement, with a particular emphasis on project planning,demonstrated through an example project, along with new pedagogicalelements such as end-of-chapter problems and questions and a fullsuite of instructor's resources.

Also new to this edition is information on the Earned ValueAnalysis (EVA) system and introductory coverage of BuildingInformation Modeling (BIM) and Lean Construction in the context ofproject scheduling. Readers will also benefit from buildingconstruction examples, which illustrate each of the principles ofproject management. This information, combined with the casestudies provided in the appendix, gives readers access to hands-onproject management experience in the context of real-world projectmanagement problems.

  • Features two integrated example projects—one civil andone commercial—fully developed through the text
  • Includes end-of-chapter questions and problems
  • Details BIM in scheduling procedures, Lean Construction, andEarned Value Analysis, EVA
  • Provides teaching resources, including PowerPoint slides,interactive diagrams, and an Instructor's Manual with solutions forthe end-of-chapter questions

Construction Management and Civil Engineering students andprofessionals alike will find everything they need, to understandand to master construction project management in this classicguide.

release date: Feb 23, 2011
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The Portable Pediatrician: Everything You Need to Know About Your Child's Health (Sears Parenting Library)
Imagine you are up at three o'clock in the morning with a sick child. Wouldn't it be nice to have expert advice readily at hand to help get you through the night? Encyclopedic in scope, THE PORTABLE PEDIATRICIAN features timely and practical information on every childhood illness and emergency, including when to call the doctor, what reassuring signs can help you know your child is okay, how to treat your child at home, and much more-all in a convenient A-to-Z format. Among the scores of topics covered:

teething; sprains and broken bones; nosebleeds; measles; ear infections; choking; rashes; colic; headaches; eating disorders; fever; hip pain; warts; allergies; obesity; seizures; Asperger's Syndrome; bronchitis; masturbation; sunburns; pneumonia; speech delay; lice; vomiting; asthma; heart defects; blisters; sleep problems; and more.

The Searses guide parents and caregivers from a child's infancy through the teen years, teaching them what to expect at regular checkups as well as how to boost a child's well-being, devise a family health plan, work effectively with their pediatrician, and more. Distinguished by the Searses' trademark comprehensiveness, reliability, and accessible, comforting one, this book is a must-have for all families who want to keep their children healthy and happy.

Look for THE PORTABLE PEDIATRICIAN app! Available for download from iTunes, it offers a complete browsable A-Z list of pediatric concerns, illnesses, and emergencies; a searchable database, growth charts; a portable medicine cabinet; helpful advice about pediatric checkups; and more.

release date: Sep 21, 2004
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The Premature Baby Book: Everything You Need to Know About Your Premature Baby from Birth to Age One (Sears Parenting Library)
This major new addition to the Sears Parenting Library is a comprehensive, authoritative, and reassuring guide for parents of premature babies. 20 line drawings & photos.
release date: Apr 02, 2010
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The Autism Book: What Every Parent Needs to Know About Early Detection, Treatment, Recovery, and Prevention (Sears Parenting Library)
With clarity and compassion, Dr. Robert Sears guides the reader through the maze of autism, explaining what precautions parents can take to decrease their baby's risk, how to detect autism at the earliest possible age, and how to proceed once a diagnosis has been made. The book provides parents with a simple and clear understanding of the biomedical treatment approach that Dr. Sears has used successfully with many of his young patients. It lays out a plan for developmental, behavioral, and learning therapies; shows parents how to begin treatments without a doctor's help; presents information on vaccines and their safe use; and includes an extensive resources section. THE AUTISM BOOK provides all the information and reassurance parents need.
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