How to Get Things Done in a Meeting
The official edition of Robert’s Rules of Order is 2 inches thick and 816 pages long. But if you want to participate with total confidence in your next assembly, you only need 100 pages. These 100 pages.
Robert’s Rules of Order in Action puts the most important parliamentary rules, terms, and examples at your fingertips. When the clock is ticking, and you need to make a privileged motion or demand an appeal, this book gives you the right answers in the shortest time.
• All of the essential rules for Meetings, Motions, Debates, and Voting
• Reference tabs so you can plan your next move quickly
• Example scripts so you’ll know exactly what to say
• A brief history of Robert’s Rules
• Concise glossary
With Robert’s Rules of Order in Action you can feel at ease and in command at your next assembly.
These one-of-a-kind guides allow readers to move through time as never before, bringing them face to face with the people and events behind some of America's most important historical landmarks and locations. No other guidebooks draw so much on the first-hand accounts of those involved in the historic events that transpired in the areas covered—making readers feel as if they are experiencing living history. Each book features:
* Two popout® maps—a historical map showing the area as it once was; and a modern map marking every stop on the tour and place mentioned in the text.
* Additional color maps and up to 40-60 photos, both historical and modern
* An introduction by an expert that sets the area in historical context
* A timeline showing key historical events
* A detailed walking tour of the present-day site, interspersed with first-hand accounts interspersed in the text or included as sidebars
* Concise and colorful biographies of key historical figures
* Where to stay and eat, and places to visit nearby
Also available in the series:
Antietam (978-0-7627-5328-4; 9/2009)
Arlington National Cemetery (978-0-7627-5329-1; 9/2009)
Fredericksburg (978-0-7627-5330-7; 1/2010)
Gettysburg (978-0-7627-5331-4; 9/2009)
Vicksburg (978-0-7627-5332-1; 1/2010)
Washington, D.C. (978-0-7627-5333-8; 9/2009)
Waged over three days in July 1863, the Battle of Gettysburg proved to be the turning point of the Civil War in the East. This book brings you face-to-face as never before with the people and events that shaped this epic battle. It features:
- An introduction that sets Gettysburg in historical context
- A timeline that adds further texture to the history described
- Concise biographies of key participants
- A historical walking tour
- Where to stay and eat, and places to visit nearby
- Archival and color photos throughout
- Two PopOuts—an archival map showing the battle as it unraveled, and another showing the same location today
About the Timeline series
These one-of-a-kind books bring you face to face with the people and events that have shaped American history and who have left their mark on some of the nation's most important historical landmarks and locations.
They're out there every day, flashing through your yard, perching in a tree, collecting on utility wires, or congregating around puddles. They already share your backyard and neighborhood with you, but you—even if you are already one of America's more than 68 million birders—haven't formally invited them over for dinner. This book shows you how.
Backyard Birding helps you maximize your home birding experiences and attract a wider variety of birds. With 250 full-color photos and concise, informative text, it provides indispensable details on what foods, plants, trees, water sources, and nesting materials will attract particular species. It helps you make the right choices the first time—and avoid costly mistakes. As an identification guide, it goes further than any previous resource in clarifying such matters as male/female plumage variations and breeding vs. nonbreeding plumage. Randi and Nic Minetor traveled from Florida to Alaska to photograph the hundreds of species in these pages. The result is a compendium from America's backyards to your fingertips, with information useful in whatever climate or habitat your own backyard may provide.
* 250 vibrant full-color photos capturing birds in stunning detail
* Focus on top 24 birds found nationally as well as in Eastern and Western locations
* Picture index of all the birds found throughout the book for easy reference
* Seasonal bird feeding checklists