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The Uncheese Cookbook: Creating Amazing Dairy-Free Cheese Substitutes and Classic "Uncheese" Dishes
Published in Paperback by Book Pub Co (1994)
Author: Joanne Stepaniak
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most comprehensive selfassessment book in cosmetic dentisty
This book is an excellent description of the extensive renge of issues dealing with changing the appearance of a patient's smile. The book is clear about its objectives and is very easy for anyone to read and follow.After reading this book, patients can easily decide whether they are candidates for cosmetic dentistry and get a reasonably good idea of the procedures involved. The author has discussed several treatment options for every situation, and he has included self-evaluations for patients to use in making informed decisions. An introductory chapter of relating the smile to the entire face presents a unique perspective. Dr. Goldstein discusses contemporary interdisciplinary approaches in creating different aesthetic effects. The explanations are accompanied by excellent illustrations that demonstrate the changes possible by procedures in modern dentistry and medicine. Often the patient and the doctors are not on the same page as far as the patient's chief complaint is concerned. This may lead to a situation in which the treatment provided may be superior; however, the treatment did not address the patient's chief complaint, leading to the patient's being dissatisfied. This book may provide the critical link to complete the communication circuit between the doctor and the patient. After reading it, patients can have a better understanding of their problems, the steps required to address these problems, and the advantages and disadvantages of each procedure.Further, details of expenses provide the consumer with an idea of the financial commitment involved. In summary, this 324-page hardcover book with 575 high quality illustrations is the most comprehensive and clear presentation of an important self-assessment tool used in cosmetic dentistry. A must-read for patients, students, and clinicians involved with cosmetic dentistry.......reviewed for the Journal of the American Dental Association by Dr. Pramod K. Sinha, Assistant Professor, Univ. of Oklahoma College of Dentistry, April l99

This is the ultimate consumer guide to cosmetic dentistry
This book lets you analyze your smile and come up with the most practical solutions for whatever smile problem you have. There doesn't seem to be anything left out of the cosmetic problems and solutions to a better smile.....and a more attractive face as well. This is because there are chapters that involve the role of facial plastic surgery, orthognathic(done by the oral surgeon) surgery, and cosmetology. It contains a simple smile analysis in the first chapter and logically helps you understand what your problem or problems are. It is easy to comprehend what your choices are because both the patient photographs and illustrations are so easy to understand. In each treatment summary the author describes not only what the result can look like but more importantly, the maintenance required with each restoration as well as a realistic range of fees and life expectancy. Too often people fail to get what they want mostly because they really don't know what they want,and they don't know how to get it. The best way is to take this book with you to your dentist!!!

Standard price guide to world crowns & talers, 1484-1968, as cataloged by Dr. John S. Davenport
Published in Unknown Binding by Krause Publications ()
Author: Frank Draskovic
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Simple & Delicious Japanese Cooking
This is a fabulous cookbook. It's the best I've found on Japanese cusine. Beautiful photos generously illustrate recipes as well as preparation techniques. An added delight is the illustrated index of ingredients and utensils. But the recipies are the best part of all. They are superb in taste yet not difficult to prepare. This wonderful book lives up to its title!

Super photos and descriptions
There's a delicious color photo of each recipe, and even the typically Japanese ingredients needed are photographed and described at the end of the book. The method of preparation is clear and simple, and the book really makes you feel confident of spectacular results.

The Inventor's Bible: How to Market and License Your Brilliant Ideas
Published in Paperback by Ten Speed Press (2001)
Authors: Ronald Louis, Sr. Docie and J. W. Downs
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A powerful book
I like this book because there are orginal methods I haven't seen in any other book. You can buy the book and see what to do if someone rips off your product (You make money addressing the issue). Or you can spend thousands in legal fees! This one method is worth many times the cost of the book in my opinion.

Michael Waller

Loaded With Information - Easy To Digest
The thing I like most about "The Inventor's Bible" is the fact that it flows. There is a background story that runs through the book as we follow the real-life history of ideas as they naturally evolve.

Many books for inventors are oriented towards the novelty/toy markets. I have found my own experience of licensing manufacturers quite different (actually easier) than most of the toy inventors' books describe. Docie's first invention was one born out of near mishap and had true safety value. He considered his first patent weak due to an overcrowded field of competitors, which makes it an even better illustration of how to proceed with an invention. But he knew it was a good idea from the start, because it was conceived from a real-life situation. His battle was differentiating his design from the many similar products already on the market. I believe that this is the #1 issue with most new inventions - closing in on 7 million patents, it's a very crowded field. Nevertheless, for an inventor that's part of the game.

My feeling is that if you have something that you KNOW has value, and you've done a thorough patent search and have a good understanding of the prior art, you should be able to justify the expense of a patent application. Then you can approach your potential manufacturers from a position of confidence. All this dancing around with non-disclosure agreements, trying to decide whether your idea is worth anything or not, seems to be putting the cart before the horse.

It might take a little patient educating on your part, but if you have something useful, someone will eventually recognize the fact and be anxious to work with you. Select and research the companies you'd like to work with, then carefully court them. Be persistent without being a nuisance. Just remember it's a lot of work for a company to add a new product to their line. You have to appreciate how big a decision it is for them to work with you - but they will!

Docie also runs a bona fide invention promotion company, as opposed to all the bogus invention submission companies out there. Remember they're like stockbrokers - they get paid regardless of results, which are usually negligible. Docie's background, interest and reputation ensure an honest and knowledgeable effort, and preclude any of the funny business that is inherent in the other outfits. The essential idea of an invention promotion company is quite valid, which unfortunately gives the bogus outfits their impetus.

Good luck with your idea!

By Bill Bazik

Book review by Bill Bazik, Inventors Connection of Greater Cleveland

If you have developed your invention to the stage where it is "proven to be functional and is sound from an engineering standpoint", how do you license a company to manufacture and market it? This book may provide you with the information needed for you to license your invention.

The author points out that while every case is unique, generally speaking, licensing an invention is an easier route to go than outright sale or attempting to manufacture your product yourself.

He explains how your "know how" may be an important ingredient in your licensing deal. In fact, you may make more money from consulting fees than from the patent itself.

Docie stresses the importance of using common sense and that communicating effectively is vital to your success. He points out there is a vast amount of information out there that can be had -- and often at very low cost.

Emphasis is placed on the value of locating the key people in the industry that would use your invention and of finding "champions" within the companies who will support your efforts to license your invention. Each industry has its own system of distribution. You can and must determine how your invention fits into the scheme of distribution. Understanding how distributors, buyers and manufacturer agents function in your invention's industry is critical to your progress. Also, understanding how the needs of catalog or mail-order markets differ from retail channels can be a key bit of knowledge.

Attending trade shows can yield important information as to who the key decision makers are at various companies. Docie gives tips as to how attending these trade shows can be done on a surprisingly low budget.

Once your have determined possible licensees, which are the ones to contact? He gives an 8-point check list for selecting potential licensees and a list of 7 cautions to guide you in your first conversations with the key decision makers. This is followed by a list of 26 questions regarding market information (such as how a company has worked with outside inventors), what their manufacturing capabilities are and company background questions. He cautions you must clearly explain your invention but at the same time not give away any trade secrets or confidential information.

The subject of confidentiality agreements is discussed from various standpoints including the author's view after over 20 years' of experience. A disclosure agreement form that has served him well is reproduced.

The book suggests ways to realistically calculate manufacturing costs and why "approaching the engineering department may be the kiss of death". The pros and cons of the new patent office system of provisional patent applications are given. An example of an actual submission letter used by Docie Marketing is reproduced. A sample of a non-exclusive license contract is also reproduced. Various licensing strategies, factors and how to negotiate licensing agreements are discussed. These include how to maintain licensees' quality standards and how to monitor their sales.

His chapter 7, Industry Survey of Invention Evaluation and Marketing Firms, is a must read for every inventor. The author does not pull any punches. He includes in the "rip-off" category some patent attorneys who fail to point out to their clients that their patent claims may be so weak as to make their patent commercially worthless. He lists 13 factors inventors should consider in selecting an evaluation service firm.

Three case histories give, in detail, examples of the chills, fevers and glories that can take place when you go down the road negotiating a license to your invention. For example, how should you deal with the shock of a patent office rejection of your application for a patent? How would you deal with 18 companies copying your item? The author found himself in exactly that situation and came up with a solution. How do you decide when or if your patience and persistence are stretched to the point of violating common sense?

The author suggests many inventors could learn a lot from television detective Columbo -- ask a lot of questions, listen and say no more than necessary.

The last chapter has 11 pages of up-to-date resources available to inventors.

Reading this book, or any book, will not make you a licensing expert, but it will alert you to many of the landmines out there. The book is down-to-earth and is based on the author's practical hands-on experience in the real world. The pretentious vocabulary some writers seem prone to is avoided.

Last Days of Marie Antoinette: An Historical Sketch
Published in Hardcover by AMS Press (1986)
Author: Ronald Sutherland Gower
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Marie-Antoinette did *not* say the line about the cake
Marie-Antoinette did *not* say the line about the cake... it was Maria Theresa, wife of Sun King Louis XIV who's supposed to have said something like: "Qu'ils mangent de la brioche". Furthermore, correspondence with her relatives indicates that Marie-Antoinette was not at all the frivolous, "wicked" queen as many picture her to be. On the contrary... she probably was rather on the prudish side, and noone has even found any proof supporting an affair with Fersen.

I just want to know how anyone can say she was good Queen. She is known for alot more than just the cake line, and it's all just as horrible.


Under the Color of Law: A Kevin Kearney Novel
Published in Hardcover by Penguin USA (05 July, 2001)
Author: Michael McGarrity
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It was OK
I was able to finish this book only because I wanted to know who the killer was. It certainly isn't the worst book I've ever read, but, it was very dull at times. And I didn't really like how the writing was all in faxes, letters, and phone conversations. Get this one at the library so you won't waste any money on it.

Is Big Brother Watching?
In Fan Mail he is. This book was so unique in the fact that the story was told purely thru e-mails, faxes and phone messages.

The plot touches on a stalker called The Watcher, something that every personality fears but what made this book so chilling was the fact that the reader, along with the stalked, had no clue as to what the stalker was thinking.

The reader is kept in suspense by not being allowed to view what is going on inside either the stalker's head or the vicitim's. While this is not the best mystery I have ever read, it certainly wins points for creativity.

Amazing Style Of Writing, Something Fresh and New
I purchased this book out of pure curiosity, and I do not regret it for even a second! Ronald Munson took a turn for the better when he wrote this book completely by letters. emails. faxes. and recorded telephone messages. Joan Carpenter, a contraversial newscaster, is new to town and must rely on her co-workers and friends for support with settling in. Not long after arriving to town, Joan begins to get letters, faxes and emails, from someone who clained to be her "biggest fan." When Joan had a problem with a fellow worker at her TV station, the stalker killed the troublemaker. Just how far would this "fan" go? Would this person..KILL... Joan? Who is this stalker?... Well they might be closer than you think.....

Financial Planning: The New Century/the American College's Guide to the State of the Art for Financial Services Professionals
Published in Paperback by Amer College (2001)
Authors: John J. McFadden, Burton T. Beam, Roger C. Bird, David M. Cordell, Ronald F. Duska, Constance J. Fontaine, Albert E. Gibbons, James F., Iii Ivers, Al W. King, and Ted Kurlowicz
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Not what I thought but good basic book
I read a review of the book in a industry magazine and it described it as useful for a professional financial advisor, as the title also implies. It turned out to be a pretty basic educational book with general but basic financial information. A good book for a beginner or someone who is just beginning to break into the financial services industry, but not necessarily for a seasoned professional.

Beel in Batavia : van contact tot conflict : verwikkelingen rond de Indonesische kwestie in 1948
Published in Unknown Binding by Anthos ()
Author: Ronald Gase
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Comprehensive Split Dollar
Published in Paperback by National Underwriter Company (1997)
Authors: Louis R. Richey, Lawrence Brody, and Ronald G. Floridis
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The Conservative Government and the End of Empire, 1957-1964: Economics, International Relations, and the Commonwealth (British Documents of the End of Empire)
Published in Hardcover by The Stationery Office Books (2000)
Authors: Ronald Hyam and Roger Louis
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The Conservative Government and the End of Empire, 1957-1964: High Policy, Political and Constitutional Change (British Documents of the End of Empire)
Published in Hardcover by The Stationery Office Books (2000)
Authors: Ronald Hyam and Roger Louis
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