This bestselling all-in-one guide to the event planning business is back and better than ever, fully updated and revised to reflect the very latest trends and best practices in the industry. This handy, comprehensive guide includes forms, checklists, and tips for managing events, as well as examples and case studies of both successful and unsuccessful events. Judy Allen (Toronto, ON, Canada) is founder and President of Judy Allen Productions, a full-service event planning production company.
FROM THE #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF JOHN ADAMS On May 15th, 2003 David McCullough presented "The Course of Human Events" as The 2003 Jefferson Lecture in the Humanities in Washington, DC. The Jefferson Lecture is a tribute to McCullough's lifetime investigation of history. In this short speech, this master historian tracks his fascination with all things historical to his early days in Pittsburgh where he "learned to love history by way of books" in bookshops and at the local library. McCullough eloquently leads us through the founding fathers' attraction to history, letting us in on his composition of 1776 as well as the Pulitzer Prize winning John Adams. His obvious affection for history is inspiring, because it encompasses the whole reach of the human drama. In McCullough's able hands, history truly "is a larger way of looking at life.
A page-turning exploration of eleven scenarios that may trigger the collapse of the modern worldA renowned systems theorist, John Casti shows how our world has become impossibly complicated, relying on ever more advanced technology that is developing at an exponential rate. Yet it is a fact of mathematical life that higher and higher levels of complexity lead to systems that are increasingly fragile and susceptible to sudden, spectacular collapse. Fascinating and chilling, X-Events provides a provocative tour of the catastrophic outlier scenarios that could quickly send us crashing back to the preindustrial age: global financial "black swans"; a worldwide crash of the Internet that would halt all communication; the end of oil; nuclear winter; "nanoplagues"; robot uprisings; electromagnetic pulses; pandemic viruses; and more. You won't ever look at the world the same way again.
Clyde Twitty could use a break, a helping hand. He's a young man lost - in his finances, in his family - and stuck deep within the fast-settling muck of a dwindling rural Missouri town that has, in every way, given up hope. The hand that reaches down, pulls him up, and leads him forward is that of Jay Smalls, a fiercely charismatic patriarch, a man who exerts a kind of gravitational force and who breeds purpose in those who get caught in it. Un-rattled by the increasingly sinister racial undertones of Jay Smalls and his posse, and desperate to look forward and not down, for once in his life, Clyde hardly stumbles when the path he's being ushered down takes a dark and irrevocable turn. In this thrilling debut novel - equal parts satire and morality play - Harvkey shines a sharp light on the dark and radical underbelly of the floundering American Midwest. As he leads us down the violent spiral of a desperate youth, he explores with unflinching acuity the ugly nature of hate, the untempered force of personality, and the sometimes horrific power of having someone believe in you.
When a depressed military cryptologist is abducted by a top-secret organization to decode prophecies hidden in human DNA, the man's estranged wife joins an eclectic cast of characters in an Alpine chateau to discover the truth.
When Clio, the Muse of History, sat down to pen the twenty-eighth volume in the Chronicles of Xanth, she was stunned to discover it was already there And, what was worse, it was totally unreadable, for the words on its pages were fuzzed beyond comprehension. Vexed and bewildered, and more than a little concerned, Clio resolved to leave the quiet comfort of her study on the slopes of Mount Parnassus, and ask her old friend, the Good Magician Humfrey, to search a solution to her problem in his Book of Answers. But, much to her consternation, Humfrey required her to perform a magical Service before she could acquire her Answer: to rescue Xanth's dragons from the verge of extinction before the delicate balance of its wildlife was permanently thrown out of whack. Her momentous mission lead her to a dangerous Dragon World hidden amongst the Moons of Ida, across a perilous landscape filled with wonder and danger, in search of the fabled Currant, a very rare red berry that might hold the secret she sought. Along the way she acquired a fellowship of companions, including the brave and beautiful Becka Dragongirl, a pair of pocket dragons named Drew and Drusie, a charming young child called Ciriana whose destiny was somehow entwined with hers, and Sherlock, a sweet but homely man from Mundania who might just be a master magician himself. Together they gradually began to unravel the momentous mystery of Xanth's missing history. And Clio began to realize that Sherlock's enchantments had begun to work their way into her heart.
The Paralympics are a series of sporting events for elite athletes with different physical abilities. This book examines the five Paralympic winter sportsalpine skiing, cross-country skiing, biathlon, ice sledge hockey, and wheelchair curlingand the athletes who compete in them. Prepare to be inspired by their courage, skill, and dedication to their sport.
Timeline Historical Events: The kids card game has 110 historical-related cardsOption to play with other Timeline versionsFun and educationalThe educational card game is for 2-8 playersGameplay Time: 15 minutes
Did you know there once was a craze for consuming a powdered mummy as a cure for any ailment? Or that Peter the Great put a tax on beards? History needn't be as boring as school textbooks have led you to believe These 40 strange-but-true stories prove that scattered between the famous milestones are tiny gems of incredible information just waiting to be discovered. Find out all about the 38-minute war and the time when Niagara Falls stopped falling. Learn which US president was shot-and died not from the bullet wound, but from his doctors' bungled efforts to save him. Forgotten, weird, and bizarre facts; unusual firsts and lasts; and a few unpalatable truths assure this illustrated collection will tickle the fancy of readers young and old.
In this new, expanded edition of Predicting Events with Astrology, astrologers of all ages and skill levels will find more valuable information on predictive astrology than ever before. A favorite for over a decade, this essential astrology book offers additional forecasting tips and breakthrough methods for life's anticipated adventures and choosing ideal times for planned events. With clear and engaging instruction, renowned astrologer Celeste Teal guides you through the essential elements of predictive astrology and presents simple methods to help you learn how to delineate the progressed chart. Sharpen your interpretive and forecasting skills as you combine progressions and transits. Predict the circumstances surrounding love and marriage, romance, money, success, children and parenting, health, misfortune, death, and bereavement. Learn about all vital aspects and applications of predictive astrology, including: Transits - Planetary Aspects - Progressions - The Vertex Solar and Lunar Returns - Eclipses - Lunar Nodes In addition to featuring straightforward and easy-to-learn methods, this classic reference guide brings to life today's most powerful predictive astrology techniques through real-world scenarios, factual case histories, and illustrated event charts. "This is a top-notch how-to manual suitable for anyone interested in making accurate forecasts. Highly readable, easy to grasp and filled with case histories, this book illustrates the best techniques in modern astrology."-Dell Horoscope
This innovative volume moves beyond existing operational approaches to events studies by exploring sports events as social, cultural, political, and mediatised phenomena. The core themes of consumption, media technologies, representation, identities and culture are discussed to offer new insight into how sports events contribute to generation of individual and shared meaning over personal, community and national identities as well as the issues of conflict and power associated with these. The book takes a multi-disciplinary approach with contributions from areas including sports studies, media studies, sociology, cultural studies, communications, politics, tourism and gender studies.
Take a journey back through time to see with your own eyes 50 of the most significant moments to be caught on camera in America's history. Using footage shot at the time of these incredible events, these unique mini documentaries transport the viewer to a glorious - and sometime tragic - past, where American icons can be seen in action, rather than as faded images in a dusty history book. Witness for yourself those dramatic milestones that have made the USA what is is today. From the Wall Street Crash to the raising of the Stars and Stripes on Iwo Jima, and the dawn of the Civil Rights Movement to the fall of the World Trade Center, America's greatest moments of joy, heartache, and triumph are captured for posterity to be relived, respected and remembered for generations to come.
Witness the planet's most breathtaking natural events, and follow the dramatic wildlife stories behind them. Combining the epic cinematography of "Planet Earth", with all the emotion, intimacy and storytelling of a wildlife diary, this series charts the effects of global climatic phenomena which transform entire landscapes, drawing in thousands of animals and determining their fate. Each episode is set in a different part of the world - from the great flood of the Okavango delta to the plankton blooms of the Pacific Ocean, and from the Indian monsoon to the race for survival triggered by the annual Arctic melt - and shows how immense natural forces, often starting thousands of miles away, drive a chain reaction that culminates in a spectacular wildlife event. For some animals, it's a window of opportunity, but for others, it's the most dangerous time of their lives. Follow their emotional, involving stories to a dramatic climax where their fate will be revealed. Go behind-the-scenes of each episode with Nature's Most Amazing Events Diaries. Behind The Scenes Of Each Episode.
Open a window into the past as 50 of the most influential moments in American history are brought back to life using rare footage captured by the news cameras of the time. Major events covered include Charles Lindbergh flying across the Atlantic, the attack on Pearl Harbor, Elvis joining the Army, the JFK assassination, and the resignation of President Nixon, up through the September 11th attack. Also includes an illustrated guide book to those moments that have shaped our lives, and a select group of limited edition memorabilia.
This useful, concise introduction to the worlds around the New Testament focuses on seven key moments in the centuries before and after Jesus. It enlightens readers about the beginnings of the Christian movement, showing how religious, political, and economic factors were interwoven in the fabric of the New Testament world. Leading New Testament scholar Warren Carter has a record of providing student-friendly texts. This introduction offers a "big picture" focus and is logically and memorably organized around seven events, which Carter uses as launching pads to discuss larger cultural dynamics and sociohistorical realities that were in some way significant for followers of Jesus and the New Testament. Photos and maps are included.
Prepare to throw the perfect party for the new mom-to-be with this bridal shower themed cartridge from Cricut. This cartridge has everything you need to create unforgettable invitations, decorations, party favors, table decor and more. Theme: Baby shower Use with all Cricut machinesCreate invitations, decorations, and party favorsFeatures gift boxes, wrappers, cards, and other 3D objectsHandbook and keypad overlay included
Prepare to throw the perfect party with this bridal shower themed cartridge from Cricut. This cartridge includes a variety of images such as rings, clothing, phrases, 3D objects and more. Theme: Bridal showerUse with all Cricut machinesCreate invitations, decorations, and party favorsFeatures rings, clothing, phrases, 3D objects, and moreHandbook and keypad overlay included
The work of Jesus reveals to us who He is. The work and the person may be distinguished but never separated."-Dr. R.C. Sproul" Most Christians recognize the importance of Christ's death and resurrection. But how many of us understand the theological significance of Jesus' actions before and after the Crucifixion? In "The Work of Christ, "Dr. R.C. Sproul looks at every aspect of Jesus' life and work, addressing such life-changing topics as: Why Jesus' baptism is relevant for our salvationThe similarities and differences between the temptation of the first Adam and the temptation of Jesus, the "second Adam"How God uses song to celebrate his redemptive actsWhy the Last Supper marks the beginning of a greater exodus than that of the Old TestamentHow Jesus' death and resurrection are grounded in the eternal covenant among the persons of the TrinityWhy Jesus' ascension makes a difference in our lives todayWhat we know and don't know about Jesus' returnMoving from Jesus' existence from before creation through His incarnation, boyhood, adulthood, death, resurrection, and return, Dr. Sproul guides you to a deeper understanding of God's beautiful promise and purpose behind the works of Christ's life.