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3D Data Acquisition for Bioarchaeology, Forensic Anthropology, and Archaeology

by Noriko Seguchi Beatrix Dudzik

3D Data Acquisition for Bioarchaeology, Forensic Anthropology, and Archaeology serves as a handbook for the collection and processing of 3-D scanned data and as a tool for scholars interested in pursuing research projects with 3-D models. The book's chapters enhance the reader’s understanding of the technology by covering virtual model processing protocols, alignment methods, actual data acquisition techniques, basic technological protocols, and considerations of variation in research design associated with biological anthropology and archaeology.Thoroughly guides the reader through the “how-to" on different stages of 3D-data-related researchProvides statistical analysis options for 3D image dataCovers protocols, methods and techniques as associated with biological anthropology and archaeology

400 Ways to Make a Sandwich: The Handy 1909 Guide

by Eva Greene Fuller

Care for a Tutti-Frutti Sandwich? How about some Lobster Canapes? Anyone looking for new, easy ways to jazz up lunch will appreciate this eminently useful casual cookbook. Dating from the early 20th century, the vintage collection presents 400 tasty recipes based on common, easily obtained fixings. No skill is required for following the recipes, which are organized by main ingredient and offer brief, to-the-point directions. Categories include fish, egg, salad, meat, cheese, nut, sweet, miscellaneous, and canapes. A brief Foreword offers serving suggestions.

44 Chapters About 4 Men: Now a series on Netflix

by BB Easton

School psychologists aren't supposed to write books about sex. Doing so would be considered 'unethical' and 'a fireable offense'. Lucky for you, ethics was never my strong suit.After spending years trying to spice up my sex life, I gave up and took to my journal. Perhaps my gorgeous, cold, number-crunching husband simply wasn't capable of the kind of passion I'd come to expect. After all, my ex-boyfriends - a tattoo artist turned U.S. Marine turned motorcycle club outlaw, a baby-faced punk rocker out on parole, and a heavy metal bass player - were every bit as tattooed and testosterone fueled as the leading men in my favorite romance novels. If I couldn't have that kind of passion again in real life, I could at least write about it. Right? Nobody had to know. It would be my little secret.Well, guess what? My husband read that sh*t.And guess what else? He upped his f*cking game.Drunk with power and under the dubious advisement of my best friend and colleague, I began testing the limits-crafting journal entries specifically designed to manipulate Ken's behavior. For the most part, he responded beautifully...except when he didn't.

5,000 Great One Liners

by Grant Tucker

My mate told me that I just don’t understand irony.Which was ironic because we were at a bus stop at the time.A dyslexic man walks into a bra.An onion just told me a joke.I don’t know whether to laugh or cry.A priest, a rabbi and a blind man walk into a bar and the bartender says, ‘What is this, some kind of joke?’I got chatting to a lumberjack in a pub.He seemed like a decent feller.I’ll never forget what my granddad said to me just before he kicked the bucket. He said, ‘Grandson, how far do you think I can kick this bucket?’Whether told in the rugby clubs of Wales or the gentlemen’s clubs of London, their sharpness and simplicity unites us all. Short, sweet and wickedly clever, they hold a special place in the annals of comedy, and as the Twitter age heralds a resurrection of the art form, there seems no better time to celebrate the immortal one-liner. In this riveting read, Times diary columnist Grant Tucker does just that, bringing together 5,000 of the funniest one-liners ever told in one definitive volume. Laugh-out-loud funny, 5,000 Great One-Liners has all the quips, zingers, puns and wisecracks you’ll ever need - and a whole lot more.

5 Magic Paths to Making a Fortune in Real Estate

by James E. Lumley

A new and revised edition of the commonsense guide to real estate riches More and more people are discovering that real estate investing is a safe and affordable way to increase their cash flow and build lasting wealth. If you want to achieve financial freedom, then look no further. 5 Magic Paths to Making a Fortune in Real Estate reveals the proven real estate investment strategies that many of today's millionaires used to make their fortunes. In fact, you don't even need a lot of money to start investing and start putting cash in your pocket today! Real estate expert James Lumley offers simple, straightforward explanations of the most common and lucrative approaches to property investment--including fixer-uppers, lease/options, wholesales, buy-and-hold, and single-and multifamily rentals. You'll understand all the basics of real estate and learn to use these five strategies to make a killing in any economy. Packed with new information--including sections on the IRS's simplified tax exchange rules and the capital gains exclusion--5 Magic Paths to Making a Fortune in Real Estate will show you how to: * Find foreclosed, repossessed, or condemned properties * Research the markets and perform valuations * Determine what you can safely afford * Negotiate with sellers and buyers * Find the best financing terms, including seller financing * Price and perform money-making repairs * Work with agents and contractors * And much more!

5-Star Baby Name Advisor: More Information And Advice To Help You Pick The Right Name Than Any Other Name Book

by Bruce Lansky

Name Your Baby The Smart Way! You use star ratings to select restaurants, hotels, movies, and mutual funds. Now Bruce Lansky's 5-Star Baby Name Advisor gives you an objective way to select thousands of baby names. In this unique book, Lansky rates 1,800 popular and unique names and provides more helpful information and advice about each name than you'll find in any other book. In addition to meaning, origin, and common variations, each name's profile includes: a STAR RATING, and information about the name's GENDER CLARITY, EASE OF SPELLING, VERSATILITY, FIRST IMPRESSIONS, POPULARITY AND TRENDS, and EASE OF PRONUNCIATION. This book can help you pick a name that will give your child a head start in life! 5-Star Baby Name Advisor is a Mom's Choice Award Silver Award Winner!Name Your Baby The Smart Way! You use star ratings to select restaurants, hotels, movies, and mutual funds. Now Bruce Lansky's 5-Star Baby Name Advisor gives you an objective way to select thousands of baby names. In this unique book, Lansky rates 1,800 popular and unique names and provides more helpful information and advice about each name than you'll find in any other book. In addition to meaning, origin, and common variations, each name's profile includes: STAR RATING (What is the name's overall appeal?), GENDER CLARITY (Is the name for a boy or girl? Will it be confusing?), EASE OF SPELLING (will the name be misspelled?), VERSATILITY (Will the name work for a variety of formal and informal occasions?), FIRST IMPRESSION (What will people think of when they hear the name?), POPULARITY AND TREND (How popular is the name? Is it too popular?), EASE OF PRONUNCIATION (Will the name be mispronounced?), and CONCISE ADVICE (What should you consider before selecting the name?). This book can help you pick a name that will give your child a head start in life! 5-Star Baby Name Advisor is a Mom's Choice Award Silver Award Winner! SAMPLE: Mia (4 Stars): (Italian) mine. First Impression: Mia is pictured as a fascinating original. Gender Association: Used for girls. Popularity and Trend: #13 (#94 in 2000). Risk of Misspelling: Fairly Low. Risk of Mispronunciation: Average. Famous Namesakes: Actress Mia Farrow, soccer player Mia Hamm, model Mia Taylor. Common Nicknames: None. Common Variations: Miah. Consider This: This name is pronounced "MEE-ah," but some may mistake it for "MY-ah."

50 Philosophy Classics: Thinking, Being, Acting Seeing - Profound Insights and Powerful Thinking from Fifty Key Books

by Tom Butler Butler Bowdon

For over 2000 years, philosophy has been our best guide to the experience of being human, and the true nature of reality. From Aristotle, Plato, Epicurus, Confucius, Cicero and Heraclitus in ancient times to 17th century rationalists Descartes, Leibniz and Spinoza, from 20th-century greats Jean-Paul Sartre, Jean Baudrillard and Simone de Beauvoir to contemporary thinkers Michael Sandel, Peter Singer and Slavoj Zizek, 50 Philosophy Classics explores key writings that have shaped the discipline and had an impact on the real world. This is the thinking person's guide to a uniquely powerful tool for opening our minds and helping us view the world. It synthesises the 50 greatest books ever written, distilling hundreds of ideas from across the centuries with insightful commentary, key quotes and biographical information on the authors.The revised edition will:· include 7 new contemporary or timely classics such as Judith Butler's Gender Trouble, Michael Sandel's The Tyranny of Merit, Isaiah Berlin's The Hedgehog and the Fox and Mary Midgely's Myths We Live By.· include a reader code to access a free pack of downloadable bonus material· have a revised introduction to reflect on the current relevance of philosophy today with topical themes to have emerged in the 9 years since the last edition was written.· have some of the less relevant titles removed "50 Philosophy Classics is an impressively wide-ranging compendium of nutshell clarity. It strikes just the right balance between contextual analysis, and breezy illustrative anecdote." Dr Phil Oliver, Department of Philosophy, Middle Tennessee State University, USA

50 Philosophy Classics: Thinking, Being, Acting Seeing - Profound Insights and Powerful Thinking from Fifty Key Books (50 Classics Ser.)

by Tom Butler-Bowdon

For over 2000 years, philosophy has been our best guide to the experience of being human, and the true nature of reality. From Aristotle, Plato, Epicurus, Confucius, Cicero and Heraclitus in ancient times to 17th century rationalists Descartes, Leibniz and Spinoza, from 20th-century greats Jean-Paul Sartre, Jean Baudrillard and Simone de Beauvoir to contemporary thinkers Michael Sandel, Peter Singer and Slavoj Zizek, 50 Philosophy Classics explores key writings that have shaped the discipline and had an impact on the real world. Philosophy can no longer be confined to academia, and 50 Philosophy Classics shows how powerful it can be as a tool for opening our minds and helping us think. Whether you are fascinated or daunted by the big questions of how to think, how to be, how to act and how to see, this is the perfect introduction to some of humanity's greatest minds and their landmark books.

50 Psychology Classics: Who We Are, How We Think, What We Do (50 Classics Ser.)

by Tom Butler-Bowdon

In a journey spanning 50 books, hundreds of ideas and over a century, 50 Psychology Classics looks at some of the most intriguing questions relating to the human mind.This brand new edition covers the great thinkers of psychology right up to the present day, from iconic psychologists such as Freud, Piaget, and Pavlov to contemporary classic texts like Thinking, Fast and Slow; Quiet and The Marshmallow Test. 50 Psychology Classics examines what motivates us, what makes us feel and act in certain ways, how our brains work, and how we create a sense of self. This is the perfect introduction to some of psychology's greatest minds and their landmark books.

50 Self-Help Classics: 50 Inspirational Books to Transform Your Life from Timeless Sages to Contemporary Gurus (50 Classics Ser.)

by Tom Butler-Bowdon

Thousands of books have been written offering the 'secrets' to personal fulfillment and happiness: how to walk The Road Less Traveled, Win Friends and Influence People, or Awaken the Giant Within. But which are the all-time classics? Which ones really can change your life?Bringing you the essential ideas, insights and techniques from 50 legendary works from Lao-Tzu to Benjamin Franklin to Paulo Coelho, 50 Self-Help Classics is a unique guide to the great works of life transformation.

50 Spiritual Classics: Timeless Wisdom From 50 Great Books of Inner Discovery, Enlightenment and Purpose

by Tom Butler-Bowdon

50 Spiritual Classics captures the diversity of life journeys that span centuries, continents, spiritual traditions and secular beliefs: from the historical The Book of Chuang Tzu to modern insight from the Kabbalah, from Kahlil Gibran's The Prophet to Eckhart Tolle's recent The Power of Now. The first and only bite-sized guide to the very best in spiritual writing, this one-of-a-kind collection includes personal memoirs and complelling biographies of such diverse figures as Gandhi, Malcolm X and Black Elk; Eastern philosophers and gurus including Krishnamurti, Yogananda, Chogyam Trungpa and Shunryu Suzuki; and Western saints and mystics such as St. Frances of Assisi, Hermann Hesse and Simone Weil. The last fifteen years have been a golden age in the genre of personal spitirual awakening, with names such as Eckhart Tolle, Neale Donald Walsch and James Redfield breathing new life into the literature. 50 Spiritual Classics showcases these newer works alongside traditional classics such as St Augustine's Confessions and Teresa of Avila's Interior Castle, and conveys the great variety of spiritual experience. In its commentaries of both the conventional classics as well as new writings destined to endure, 50 Spiritual Classics makes universal the human spiritual experience and will inspire spiritual seekers everywhere to begin their own adventure.

50 Success Classics: Winning Wisdom For Work & Life From 50 Landmark Books (50 Classics Ser.)

by Tom Butler-Bowdon

Millions of us are drawn each year to find the one great book that will capture our imagination and inspire us to chart a course to personal and professional fulfillment. 50 Success Classics is the first and only 'bite-sized' guide to the books that have helped legions of readers unleash their potential and discover the secrets of success. Mapping the road to prosperity, motivation, leadership and life success, 50 Success Classics summarizes each work's key ideas to make clear how these timeless insights and techniques can inform, inspire and illuminate a path to authentic achievement. Following his recent bestseller 50 Self-Help Classics, Tom Butler-Bowden presents this wide-ranging selection of enduring works in the literary and the legendary: pioneering thinkers, philosophers and powerful leaders who have shown us how to Think and Grow Rich, acquire The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, become The One-Minute Manager, solve the challenging puzzle of Who Moved My Cheese? and discover The Art of Wordly Wisdom. From the inspirational rags-to-riches stories of such entrepreneurs as Andrew Carnegie, Warren Buffet and Sam Walton to the leadership lessons of Sir Ernest Shackleton, Eleanor Roosevelt, Abraham Lincoln and Nelson Mandela, 50 Success Classics goes back to the basics to find the classic books on staying true to ourselves and fulfilling our potential. Practical yet philosophical, sensible yet stimulating, the 50 all-time classics span biography and business, psychology and ancient philosophy, exploring the rich and fertile ground of books that have helped millions of people achieve success in their work and personal lives.

500 Tips for Tutors

by Phil Race Sally Brown

This book presents over 500 practical suggestions designed to help tutors establish active learning amongst their students. Divided into useful sections the tips cover the entire range of teaching and learning situations and comprise a 'start anywhere', dip-in resource suitable for both the newcomer and the old hand. Intended mainly for the university or college lecturer involved in learner-centred learning, this resource offers fresh ideas and food for thought on six broad areas of the job: getting the students going starting off, and working together the programme itself - lectures, assignments and feedback helping students to learn from resources assessment: demonstrating evidence of achievement skills for career and life in general. This lively and stimulating book will prove invaluable to lecturers, tutors, teachers, trainers and staff developers.

500 Tips for Tutors

by Phil Race Sally Brown

This book presents over 500 practical suggestions designed to help tutors establish active learning amongst their students. Divided into useful sections the tips cover the entire range of teaching and learning situations and comprise a 'start anywhere', dip-in resource suitable for both the newcomer and the old hand. Intended mainly for the university or college lecturer involved in learner-centred learning, this resource offers fresh ideas and food for thought on six broad areas of the job: getting the students going starting off, and working together the programme itself - lectures, assignments and feedback helping students to learn from resources assessment: demonstrating evidence of achievement skills for career and life in general. This lively and stimulating book will prove invaluable to lecturers, tutors, teachers, trainers and staff developers.

501 Facts Factory: Amazing Buildings of the World

by Sreelata Menon

Humans have not stopped building since they learned how to, and this book takes you on a fun, fact-packed tour of the architectural masterpieces and curiosities people have built over the centuries. From ancient monuments to lofty modern marvels, from technical feats to the fabulously fanciful, and from rich royal residences to sacred spiritual spaces, Amazing Buildings of the World covers forts and castles, palaces and pavilions, temples and shrines, museums and libraries, lighthouses and clock towers, and many more unusual buildings that will make you go ‘ooh’ and ‘aah’! With bite-sized information and photographs, this wellresearched book gives you an entertaining peek into man-made structures worldwide. What are you waiting for? Step into the 501 Facts Factory to see a fascinating line-up of the most brilliant buildings ever.

501 Facts Factory: Amazing Countries of the World

by Ananya Subramani

France covers the most number of time zones in the world, with 12 of them. Libya is the driest country in the world, with 99 per cent of its land covered in desert. China accounts for about 30 per cent of global carbon-dioxide emissions. In Denmark, parents have to choose baby names from a list of 7,000 government-approved names. Every nation on earth is brimming with amazing people, places, events, lifestyles, customs, laws and quirks, and this book takes you on a fun, fact-packed trip through the most fascinating, remarkable and colourful of these. From what happened in the past to current happenings, from language to landscapes, from festivals to flags, from food to famous people, and from transport to technology in the most well-known and the remotest of locations, Amazing Countries of the World covers a range of topics and themes that will make you go ‘ooh’ and ‘aah’! With bite-sized information and photographs, this wellresearched volume gives you an entertaining peek into countries worldwide. What are you waiting for? Step into the 501 Facts Factory for a whirlwind world tour!

501 Facts Factory: Amazing Plants and Trees of the World

by Amreen Toor

Bamboo is the fastest-growing woody plant. It can grow about 35 inches in a day. In Richfield, Utah, there is a grove of around 47,000 aspens that all originate from a single male parent aspen. Manchineel is one of the world’s most dangerous trees. Standing underneath it in rain can result in painful blisters! Rafflesia, the biggest flower in the world, can weigh up to 11 kilos. It has no leaves, stem or roots! Plants and trees give us the breath of life and this book takes you on a fun, fact-packed trip through the most intriguing and fascinating of these. A tree that has fruit growing on its trunk, an orchid that looks like a monkey's face, a seed that can weigh as much as 20 kilos, cactus that ‘wanders’… our world is filled with all sorts of weird and wonderful vegetation! From the tiniest mosses to gigantic species that tower above us, from insect-eating flowers to trees that drip poison, from the oldest plant fossils to the latest hybrids, from gardens and groves to forests and jungles, from the most useful to the deadliest, Amazing Plants and Trees of the World covers a range of fascinating flora that will make you go ‘ooh’ and ‘aah’! With bite-sized text and photographs, this well-researched volume gives you an informative and entertaining peek into of the most interesting facts about plants and trees worldwide. What are you waiting for? Step into the 501 Facts Factory for a whirlwind ‘green’ tour!

501 Love Tips: The Sensual Art of Lovemaking

by Diane Simpson

501 Love Tips is an informative and accessible book detailing 501 short tips to help you explore the joys of a fuller and healthy love life. Written in an Easy to read style it contains a lot of interesting info for all those who want a better sex life! All you need to know about body language, aphrodisiacs, orgasms and the G Spot plus much much more.

52 Times Britain was a Bellend: The History You Didn’t Get Taught At School

by James Felton

Twitter hero James Felton brings you the painfully funny history of Britain you were never taught at school, fully illustrated and chronicling 52 of the most ludicrous, weird and downright 'baddie' things we Brits* have done to the world since time immemorial - before conveniently forgetting all about them, of course. Including:- Starting wars with China when they didn't buy enough of our class A drugs- Inventing a law so we didn't have to return objects we'd blatantly stolen from other countries - Casually creating muzzles for women- And almost going to war over a crime committed by a pig52 TIMES BRITAIN WAS A BELLEND will complete your knowledge of this sceptred isle in ways you never expected. So if you've ever wondered how we put the 'Great' in 'Great Britain', wonder no more . . . *And when we say British, for the most part we unfortunately just mean the English.

52 Weekend Adventures in Northern California: My Favorite Outdoor Getaways (Travel Guide)

by Tom Stienstra

Escape to the great outdoors with award-winning expert Tom Stienstra's 52 Weekend Adventures in Northern California. Inside you'll find:The best weekend getaways, hand-picked by the authority on outdoor adventures: Outdoors writer Tom Stienstra reveals his favorite spots, collected over decades of hiking and camping throughout the Golden StateRecreation highlights: Immerse yourself in nature with the top options for hiking, backpacking, fishing, biking, boating, and moreExpertise and know-how: Tom shares his personal recommendations, insider tips, and memories of his adventures in the great outdoors Planning tools for travelers and locals alike: Make it an easy getaway with detailed driving directions, maps for each adventure, and full-color photos throughout Where to eat and sleep: Discover Tom's favorite spots to grab a bite and find out where to stay on an overnight trip, from campsites to hotelsCoverage of the Redwoods, Yosemite, Shasta, Tahoe, Lassen, Sacramento, the Wine Country, the Bay Area, and Monterey and Big SurPick a weekend, pack the car, and get outside: Experience the best of NorCal's wilderness with 52 Weekend Adventures in Northern California.

555 Football Facts To Wow Your Mates!: To Wow Your Mates!

by Les Scott

Which football trophy has three handles?When was a match stopped because there was a solar eclipse?Which very famous ex-West Ham player's middle name is Chelsea?The answers to these questions and many more can be found in this funny, fascinating book. You might think you know football, but this book will turn you into the ultimate fan. Packed full of stuff on players, matches, positions and all the major competitions, it really does contain everything you could ever wish to know about your favourite sport.

57 Ways to Screw Up in Grad School: Perverse Professional Lessons for Graduate Students (Chicago Guides to Academic Life)

by Kevin D. Haggerty Aaron Doyle

Don’t think about why you’re applying. Select a topic for entirely strategic reasons. Choose the coolest supervisor. Write only to deadlines. Expect people to hold your hand. Become “that” student. When it comes to a masters or PhD program, most graduate students don’t deliberately set out to fail. Yet, of the nearly 500,000 people who start a graduate program each year, up to half will never complete their degree. Books abound on acing the admissions process, but there is little on what to do once the acceptance letter arrives. Veteran graduate directors Kevin D. Haggerty and Aaron Doyle have set out to demystify the world of advanced education. Taking a wry, frank approach, they explain the common mistakes that can trip up a new graduate student and lay out practical advice about how to avoid the pitfalls. Along the way they relate stories from their decades of mentorship and even share some slip-ups from their own grad experiences. The litany of foul-ups is organized by theme and covers the grad school experience from beginning to end: selecting the university and program, interacting with advisors and fellow students, balancing personal and scholarly lives, navigating a thesis, and creating a life after academia. Although the tone is engagingly tongue-in-cheek, the lessons are crucial to anyone attending or contemplating grad school. 57 Ways to Screw Up in Grad School allows you to learn from others’ mistakes rather than making them yourself.

57 Ways to Screw Up in Grad School: Perverse Professional Lessons for Graduate Students (Chicago Guides to Academic Life)

by Kevin D. Haggerty Aaron Doyle

Don’t think about why you’re applying. Select a topic for entirely strategic reasons. Choose the coolest supervisor. Write only to deadlines. Expect people to hold your hand. Become “that” student. When it comes to a masters or PhD program, most graduate students don’t deliberately set out to fail. Yet, of the nearly 500,000 people who start a graduate program each year, up to half will never complete their degree. Books abound on acing the admissions process, but there is little on what to do once the acceptance letter arrives. Veteran graduate directors Kevin D. Haggerty and Aaron Doyle have set out to demystify the world of advanced education. Taking a wry, frank approach, they explain the common mistakes that can trip up a new graduate student and lay out practical advice about how to avoid the pitfalls. Along the way they relate stories from their decades of mentorship and even share some slip-ups from their own grad experiences. The litany of foul-ups is organized by theme and covers the grad school experience from beginning to end: selecting the university and program, interacting with advisors and fellow students, balancing personal and scholarly lives, navigating a thesis, and creating a life after academia. Although the tone is engagingly tongue-in-cheek, the lessons are crucial to anyone attending or contemplating grad school. 57 Ways to Screw Up in Grad School allows you to learn from others’ mistakes rather than making them yourself.

57 Ways to Screw Up in Grad School: Perverse Professional Lessons for Graduate Students (Chicago Guides to Academic Life)

by Kevin D. Haggerty Aaron Doyle

Don’t think about why you’re applying. Select a topic for entirely strategic reasons. Choose the coolest supervisor. Write only to deadlines. Expect people to hold your hand. Become “that” student. When it comes to a masters or PhD program, most graduate students don’t deliberately set out to fail. Yet, of the nearly 500,000 people who start a graduate program each year, up to half will never complete their degree. Books abound on acing the admissions process, but there is little on what to do once the acceptance letter arrives. Veteran graduate directors Kevin D. Haggerty and Aaron Doyle have set out to demystify the world of advanced education. Taking a wry, frank approach, they explain the common mistakes that can trip up a new graduate student and lay out practical advice about how to avoid the pitfalls. Along the way they relate stories from their decades of mentorship and even share some slip-ups from their own grad experiences. The litany of foul-ups is organized by theme and covers the grad school experience from beginning to end: selecting the university and program, interacting with advisors and fellow students, balancing personal and scholarly lives, navigating a thesis, and creating a life after academia. Although the tone is engagingly tongue-in-cheek, the lessons are crucial to anyone attending or contemplating grad school. 57 Ways to Screw Up in Grad School allows you to learn from others’ mistakes rather than making them yourself.

57 Ways to Screw Up in Grad School: Perverse Professional Lessons for Graduate Students (Chicago Guides to Academic Life)

by Kevin D. Haggerty Aaron Doyle

Don’t think about why you’re applying. Select a topic for entirely strategic reasons. Choose the coolest supervisor. Write only to deadlines. Expect people to hold your hand. Become “that” student. When it comes to a masters or PhD program, most graduate students don’t deliberately set out to fail. Yet, of the nearly 500,000 people who start a graduate program each year, up to half will never complete their degree. Books abound on acing the admissions process, but there is little on what to do once the acceptance letter arrives. Veteran graduate directors Kevin D. Haggerty and Aaron Doyle have set out to demystify the world of advanced education. Taking a wry, frank approach, they explain the common mistakes that can trip up a new graduate student and lay out practical advice about how to avoid the pitfalls. Along the way they relate stories from their decades of mentorship and even share some slip-ups from their own grad experiences. The litany of foul-ups is organized by theme and covers the grad school experience from beginning to end: selecting the university and program, interacting with advisors and fellow students, balancing personal and scholarly lives, navigating a thesis, and creating a life after academia. Although the tone is engagingly tongue-in-cheek, the lessons are crucial to anyone attending or contemplating grad school. 57 Ways to Screw Up in Grad School allows you to learn from others’ mistakes rather than making them yourself.

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