The Postal Service Guide to U S Stamps 37th ed

  • Filename: the-postal-service-guide-to-u-s-stamps-37th-ed.
  • ISBN: 0062024361
  • Release Date: 2010-09-21
  • Number of pages: 400
  • Author: United States Postal Service
  • Publisher: Collins Reference



In an easy-to-use, oversize format, The Postal Service Guide to U.S. Stamps is just the delivery you've been waiting for! The only fully illustrated, full-color guide to U.S. stamps, this official publication provides the most comprehensive information available about the U.S. Stamp program. Beginning with the first stamps issued in 1847, The Postal Service Guide to U.S. Stamps covers more than 4,000 stamps issued up to the present and also includes: An updated Stamp Series section that lists the stamps issued in each official series, such as Legends of Hollywood, Black Heritage, and Nature of America Every category of U.S. stamp—definitive, commemorative, airmail, duck stamps, stamped envelopes, and more—all organized into user-friendly, color-coded sections for quick access Detailed listings for each stamp, with color illustrations, Scott catalog numbers, dates of issue, used and unused prices, quantities issued (when known), and separate listings for design variations The complete 2010 stamp program with First Day of Issue details Advice on how to start your own stamp collection A resource section, a glossary of important terms, and much more!

How the Post Office Created America

  • Filename: how-the-post-office-created-america.
  • ISBN: 9780399564031
  • Release Date: 2016-06-28
  • Number of pages: 336
  • Author: Winifred Gallagher
  • Publisher: Penguin



A masterful history of a long underappreciated institution, How the Post Office Created America examines the surprising role of the postal service in our nation’s political, social, economic, and physical development. The founders established the post office before they had even signed the Declaration of Independence, and for a very long time, it was the U.S. government’s largest and most important endeavor—indeed, it was the government for most citizens. This was no conventional mail network but the central nervous system of the new body politic, designed to bind thirteen quarrelsome colonies into the United States by delivering news about public affairs to every citizen—a radical idea that appalled Europe’s great powers. America’s uniquely democratic post powerfully shaped its lively, argumentative culture of uncensored ideas and opinions and made it the world’s information and communications superpower with astonishing speed. Winifred Gallagher presents the history of the post office as America’s own story, told from a fresh perspective over more than two centuries. The mandate to deliver the mail—then “the media”—imposed the federal footprint on vast, often contested parts of the continent and transformed a wilderness into a social landscape of post roads and villages centered on post offices. The post was the catalyst of the nation’s transportation grid, from the stagecoach lines to the airlines, and the lifeline of the great migration from the Atlantic to the Pacific. It enabled America to shift from an agrarian to an industrial economy and to develop the publishing industry, the consumer culture, and the political party system. Still one of the country’s two major civilian employers, the post was the first to hire women, African Americans, and other minorities for positions in public life. Starved by two world wars and the Great Depression, confronted with the country’s increasingly anti-institutional mind-set, and struggling with its doubled mail volume, the post stumbled badly in the turbulent 1960s. Distracted by the ensuing modernization of its traditional services, however, it failed to transition from paper mail to email, which prescient observers saw as its logical next step. Now the post office is at a crossroads. Before deciding its future, Americans should understand what this grand yet overlooked institution has accomplished since 1775 and consider what it should and could contribute in the twenty-first century. Gallagher argues that now, more than ever before, the imperiled post office deserves this effort, because just as the founders anticipated, it created forward-looking, communication-oriented, idea-driven America. From the Hardcover edition.

Ironman 70 3

  • Filename: ironman-70-3.
  • ISBN: 9781841261157
  • Release Date: 2009
  • Number of pages: 182
  • Author: Henry Ash
  • Publisher: Meyer & Meyer Verlag



"70.3 Ironman" is the abbreviation for triathlon competitions that cover half the distance of a classical Ironman Triathlon. However, the Ironman 70.3 consisting of 1.9 km swimming, 90 km cycling and 21.1 km running, i.e. a total of 113 km ir 70.3 miles, is anything but an easy option. It represents a fascinating challenge for any well-trained endurance athlete. A particular highlight of the book is its detailed training plans. There are in-depth examples of core and peripheral training and heart-rate dependent tempo levels T1-T8 which help to illustrate the year-round training recommendations. It also features advice on swimming, cycling and running training and cross-training, equipment, strengthening and stretching, typical training errors, recovery, self-motivating performance testing and motivation tips, but also anecdotes and emotional stories from competitions.

Nursing Home Federal Requirements

  • Filename: nursing-home-federal-requirements.
  • ISBN: 9780826104922
  • Release Date: 2006
  • Number of pages: 593
  • Author: James E Allen, Msph, PhD, Cnha
  • Publisher: Springer Publishing Company



Designated a Doody's Core Title! Accessible and user-friendly, this updated edition of "Nursing Home Federal Requirements" contains information that is essential for nursing home administrators as well as educators and professionals preparing for licensure. It presents the latest federal guidelines and the procedures used by federal surveyors in certifying facilities for participation in Medicare and Medicaid. It is the only text that provides a comprehensive index to nursing home federal requirements. The volume spans every aspect and service of a nursing home, from telephone access and comfortable lighting to urinary incontinence treatment and proper drug storage. Administrators who implement these regulations will ensure that outstanding quality assurance and risk management programs are in place.

Post Office Jobs

  • Filename: post-office-jobs.
  • ISBN: 0943641241
  • Release Date: 2005
  • Number of pages: 256
  • Author: Dennis V. Damp
  • Publisher: Bookhaven Press LLC



Discusses the job positions, postal exams, pay, applications and resumes, interview process, and related civil service positions for those interested in a postal service career.

SAT 2400 in Just 7 Steps

  • Filename: sat-2400-in-just-7-steps.
  • ISBN: 9780071781008
  • Release Date: 2012-07-06
  • Number of pages: 464
  • Author: Shaan Patel
  • Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional



Let a Student Who Got a Perfect 2400 Show You How to Ace the SAT Shaan Patel was just like you: a normal teenager enjoying his high school years and giving little thought to the SAT. But after a disappointing first try on a practice exam, he buckled down and read everything he could find about SAT prep. His research, persistence, and hard work helped him win the ultimate SAT prize--a perfect 2400 score! In SAT 2400 in Just 7 Steps, Shaan shares the proven strategies, winning preparation plans, and high-scoring methods he used to reach a perfect score. Study strategies that can turn an ordinary student into an SAT genius The actual SAT Essay that Shaan wrote when he scored a 2400 The most powerful SAT Reading strategy: WYPAD--Write Your Personal Answers Down The 15 math strategies you must know to solve any SAT Math question Answer explanations to hundreds of SAT practice questions using a perfect score mind-set Shaan Patel is from Las Vegas, where he attended public schools. Shaan's perfect SAT score took his academic career to new heights. His test preparation efforts won him admission to prestigious universities, scholarships, and national awards such as Presidential Scholar, USA Today All-USA High School Academic Team Honorable Mention, and National Merit Finalist. Visit 2400expert.com for more test-taking tips from Shaan.

Barron s Firefighter Candidate Exams

  • Filename: barron-s-firefighter-candidate-exams.
  • ISBN: 1438001312
  • Release Date: 2013
  • Number of pages: 456
  • Author: James Murtagh
  • Publisher: Barrons Test Prep



Provides an overview of the profession, recommends test-taking strategies, and includes six practice tests.

Fr mont Explorer for a Restless Nation

  • Filename: fr-mont-explorer-for-a-restless-nation.
  • ISBN: 0874170966
  • Release Date: 1977
  • Number of pages: 582
  • Author: Ferol Egan
  • Publisher: University of Nevada Press



Egan's biography focuses on John C. Fremont's explorations throughout the trans-Mississippi West.

Your Guide to Passing the AMP Real Estate Exam

  • Filename: your-guide-to-passing-the-amp-real-estate-exam.
  • ISBN: 0793145139
  • Release Date: 2001
  • Number of pages: 260
  • Author: Joyce Bea Sterling
  • Publisher: Dearborn Real Estate



A complete preparation guide for the "AMP Real Estate Exam," the book and enclosed CD-ROM contain over 700 practice questions, with rationales included for every question. Content throughout the book is aligned with the new AMP content outline. Thirty new broker practice questions have been added to the book. This is the LATEST and most COMPREHENSIVE tool available to help students prepare for the "AMP Real Estate Exam." Features topics related to, and in the order of, the latest "AMP Examination Content Outline." With more questions and answers than any other AMP guide on the market, it features over 700 AMP-style questions, with rationales to help schools and students improve pass rates. A new CD-ROM has been packaged with this edition, containing 50 new salesperson and 50 new broker practice questions.

Alive and Well at the End of the Day

  • Filename: alive-and-well-at-the-end-of-the-day.
  • ISBN: 9781118211359
  • Release Date: 2011-09-20
  • Number of pages: 296
  • Author: Paul D. Balmert
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons



Proven strategies and tactics that you can use to lead workers to safety Industrial facilities supervisors, from front-line managers to CEOs, can depend on Alive and Well at the End of the Day for tested and proven management and leadership practices that ensure the safety of their workers. With more than thirty years of hands-on experience in the chemical industry, including front-line management, author Paul Balmert understands the challenges facing supervisors in industrial facilities. His advice, based on firsthand experience, shows you how to identify and correct flaws in industrial practices. Moreover, he shows you how to lead by example, overcoming all obstacles that interfere with safety. Rather than focus on theory, this book offers concrete strategies and tactics that enable you to: Recognize and capitalize on the moments when workers are most receptive to learning safety Discover what's really going on when you tour and inspect plant operations Engage in a helpful discussion with someone who is not following safety guidelines Understand the various types of risk involved in an industrial operation Implement a comprehensive strategy to manage and minimize risk Throughout the book, plenty of case studies and examples illustrate key challenges alongside step-by-step solutions. You'll also learn how to understand and leverage the psychology and motivations of your staff in order to fully implement safety practices and procedures. In short, with this book as your guide, you will be equipped and ready to lead your staff to safety.

Barron s Mechanical Aptitude and Spatial Relations Test 3rd Edition

  • Filename: barron-s-mechanical-aptitude-and-spatial-relations-test-3rd-edition.
  • ISBN: 1438005709
  • Release Date: 2015-05-01
  • Number of pages: 480
  • Author: Joel Wiesen
  • Publisher: Barrons Test Prep



Helps those studying for skilled trades like aerospace engineers and firefighters practice for the aptitude test for mechanical comprehension by offering 18 typical practice tests as well as study information on gears, pulleys, tools, map reading, visual comparison and parts assembly.

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