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Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary, 11th Edition
by Merriam-Webster

Language

English

Pages

1664

Publication Date

June 12, 2009

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<p>You can set this dictionary as your default Kindle dictionary and look up words while reading. The default setting is The New Oxford American Dictionary included on your Kindle, but you have the option to change your default setting to this compatible dictionary after purchase.</p> <p>This hardcover version of Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary, Eleventh Edition, is jacketed, has a navy kivar binding, and is plain-edged (no thumb indexing). For this new edition, America's largest staff of lexicographers made more than 100,000 changes and added more than 10,000 new words and senses, such as 'convergence', 'Frankenfood', 'phat', 'psyops, and 'vermiculture'. The Eleventh Edition also features over 40,000 usage examples - more than ever before - which clarify confused or disputed terms. Additionally, thousands of phrases and idioms help distinguish vocabulary for language learners. Special sections include A Handbook of Style, An Essay on the English Language, and Signs and Symbols. Over 55 million copies of Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary have been sold, spanning a time period of over 100 years.</p>
Vine's Complete Expository Dictionary of Old and New Testament Wo...
by , Merrill F. Unger

Language

English

Pages

1184

Publication Date

August 26, 1996

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<p>A Nelson exclusive. Study the meaning of biblical words in the original languages-without spending years learning Greek or Hebrew. This classic reference tool has helped thousands dig deeper into the meaning of the biblical text. Explains over 6,000 key biblical words. Includes a brand new comprehensive topical index that enables you to study biblical topics more thoroughly than ever before.</p>
A Manual for Writers of Research Papers, Theses, and Dissertation...
by Kate L. Turabian

Language

English

Pages

464

Publication Date

April 27, 2018

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<div>When Kate L. Turabian first put her famous guidelines to paper, she could hardly have imagined the world in which today’s students would be conducting research. Yet while the ways in which we research and compose papers may have changed, the fundamentals remain the same: writers need to have a strong research question, construct an evidence-based argument, cite their sources, and structure their work in a logical way. <i>A Manual for Writers of Research Papers, Theses, and Dissertations</i>—also known as “Turabian”—remains one of the most popular books for writers because of its timeless focus on achieving these goals.<br /><br /><br /><br />This new edition filters decades of expertise into modern standards. While previous editions incorporated digital forms of research and writing, this edition goes even further to build information literacy, recognizing that most students will be doing their work largely or entirely online and on screens. Chapters include updated advice on finding, evaluating, and citing a wide range of digital sources and also recognize the evolving use of software for citation management, graphics, and paper format and submission. The ninth edition is fully aligned with the recently released <i>Chicago Manual of Style</i>, 17th edition, as well as with the latest edition of <i>The Craft of Research.</i><br /><br /><br /><br />Teachers and users of the previous editions will recognize the familiar three-part structure. Part 1 covers every step of the research and writing process, including drafting and revising. Part 2 offers a comprehensive guide to Chicago’s two methods of source citation: notes-bibliography and author-date. Part 3 gets into matters of editorial style and the correct way to present quotations and visual material. <i> A Manual for Writers</i> also covers an issue familiar to writers of all levels: how to conquer the fear of tackling a major writing project.<br /><br /><br /><br />Through eight decades and millions of copies, <i>A Manual for Writers</i> has helped generations shape their ideas into compelling research papers. This new edition will continue to be the gold standard for college and graduate students in virtually all academic disciplines.<br /><br /> </div>
Encyclopedia of Consumption and Waste: The Social Science of Garb...
by SAGE Publications, Inc

Language

English

Pages

1224

Publication Date

February 27, 2012

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Archaeologists and anthropologists have long studied artifacts of refuse from the distant past as a portal into ancient civilizations, but examining what we throw away today tells a story in real time and becomes an important and useful tool for academic study. Trash is studied by behavioral scientists who use data com­piled from the exploration of dumpsters to better understand our modern society and culture. Why does the average American household send 470 pounds of uneaten food to the garbage can on an annual basis? How do different societies around the world cope with their garbage in these troubled environmental times? How does our trash give insight into our attitudes about gender, class, religion, and art? The <i>Encyclopedia of Consumption and Waste </i>explores the topic across multiple disciplines within the social sciences and ranges further to include business, consumerism, environmentalism, and marketing to comprise an outstanding reference for academic and public libraries.
Merriam-Webster's Dictionary and Thesaurus
by Merriam-Webster Inc.

Language

English

Pages

940

Publication Date

December 03, 2009

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<P>Combines the meanings, pronunciations, and grammar advice of a dictionary with the synonyms and antonyms of a thesaurus.   Includes nearly 60,000 alphabetical dictionary entries and more than 13,000 thesaurus entries.  Abundant example phrases offer clear and concise word guidance.  Based on the best-selling <EM>Merriam-Webster’s Collegiate® Dictionary.</EM></P><br /><p>You can set this dictionary as your default Kindle dictionary and look up words while reading. The default setting is The New Oxford American Dictionary included on your Kindle, but you have the option to change your default setting to this compatible dictionary after purchase. Compatible with Kindle Voyage, Kindle Paperwhite, Kindle, Kindle Fire with Fire OS 4+, Kindle Keyboard, Kindle Touch, Kindle DX, Kindle for Android (version 4.0+), and Kindle for iPad/iPhone (version 4.0+). Default dictionary feature is not supported on Kindle for Mac, Kindle for PC, or Kindle Fire 1st/2nd generation.</p>
The Official SCRABBLE Players Dictionary, Sixth Edition
by Merriam-Webster

Language

English

Pages

752

Publication Date

September 15, 2018

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<p>New Sixth Edition, copyright 2018. The comprehensive book that millions of SCRABBLE players consider the only necessary resource for winning the game. Features more than 100,000 playable two- to eight- letter words including many newly added entries from a variety of fields. Updated to include new vocabulary such as <i>facepalm, listicle, bitcoin,</i> and <i>emoji</i>. Includes variant spelling with expanded coverage of Canadian and British words. Main entries offer a brief definition, a part-of-speech label, and inflected forms for fast, easy word validation. Endorsed by the North American SCRABBLE Players Association for recreational and school use.</p>
Emotional Beats: How to Easily Convert your Writing into Palpable...
by Nicholas C. Rossis

Language

English

Pages

190

Publication Date

September 11, 2016

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<h3>Do You Want To Show, Not Tell, Emotions?</h3><br />Because of the way our brains are wired, readers empathize more strongly if you don’t name the emotion you are trying to describe. As soon as you name an emotion, readers go into thinking mode. And when they think about an emotion, they distance themselves from feeling it.<br /> <br />A great way to show anger, fear, indifference, and the whole range of emotions that characterize the human experience, is through beats. These action snippets that pepper dialogue can help describe a wide range of emotions while avoiding lazy writing. The power of beats lies in their innate ability to create richer, more immediate, deeper writing. <br /> <br />This emotional thesaurus includes hundreds of examples that you can use for your inspiration, so that you, too, can harness this technique to easily convert your writing into palpable feelings. Genre fiction authors can use Emotional Beat as a feeling thesaurus and watch their writing take off!<br /><br /><b>Emotional Beats was an award-winning Finalist in the IPA 2017 Awards.</b>
The Woman's Dictionary of Symbols and Sacred Objects (More Crysta...
by Barbara G. Walker

Language

English

Pages

576

Publication Date

May 07, 2013

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<p>This fascinating guide to the history and mythology of woman-related symbols features:</p><p></p><ul> <li> Unique organization by shape of symbol or type of sacred object <p> </p> </li> <li> 21 different sections including Round and Oval Motifs, Sacred Objects, Secular-Sacred Objects, Rituals, Deities' Signs, Supernaturals, Body Parts, Nature, Birds, Plants, Minerals, Stones and Shells, and more <p> </p> </li> <li> Introductory essays for each section <p> </p> </li> <li> 753 entries and 636 illustrations <p> </p> </li> <li> Alphabetical index for easy reference</li></ul><p>Three-Rayed Sun The sun suspended in heaven by three powers, perhaps the Triple Goddess who gave birth to it (see Three-Way Motifs).</p><p>Corn Dolly An embodiment of the harvest to be set in the center of the harvest dance, or fed to the cattle to `make them thrive year round' (see Secular-Sacred Objects).</p><p>Tongue In Asia, the extended tongue was a sign of life-force as the tongue between the lips imitated the sacred lingam-yoni: male within female genital. Sticking out the tongue is still a polite sign of greeting in northern India and Tibet (see Body Parts).</p><p>Cosmic Egg In ancient times the primeval universe-or the Great Mother-took the form of an egg. It carried all numbers and letters within an ellipse, to show that everything is contained within one form at the beginning (see Round and Oval Motifs).</p>
Words that Sell, Revised and Expanded Edition: The Thesaurus to H...
by Richard Bayan

Language

English

Pages

160

Publication Date

April 05, 2006

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<p><b>More than 6,000 words and phrases that make the difference between "yadda-yadda-yadda" and copy that sells</b></p> <p>Looking for a better way to say "authentic?" <i>Words That Sell</i> gives you 57 alternatives. How about "appealing?" Take your pick from 76 synonyms. You'll even find more than 100 variations on "exciting." Fully updated and expanded, this edition of the copywriting classic is packed with inspiration-on-demand for busy professionals who need to win customers--by mail, online, or in person.</p> <ul> <li>More than 75 lists of powerful and persuasive words and phrases, including 21 new lists for this edition</li> <li>Cross-referencing of categories to jump-start creative thinking</li> <li>A crash course in basic copywriting techniques</li> <li>Helpful lists of commonly misspelled words, confusing words, pretentious phrases to avoid, and more</li> </ul> <p><i>Roget's</i> is fine for writing term papers and letters to the editor, but when it comes to the business of writing copy that translates into sales, there is no substitute for <i>Words That Sell</i>.</p> <p><b>Find the perfect words and phrases to win over customers</b></p> <p><b>Grabbers that get attention:</b><br /><br />No-risk offer * One day only! * No strings attached! * What have you got to lose? * All the right ingredients * Inside information * Do you enjoy...? * Leap into...</p> <p><b>Descriptions and benefits that create appeal:</b><br /><br />Irresistible * winning * zesty * huggable * satisfying * You'll fall in love with...* Your ticket to... * king-size * Gives you the power * baby-soft *</p> <p><b>Clinchers to win over your customer:</b><br /><br />Reap the benefits today * Don't miss out! * No risk now, no risk later! * You can do it!* You be the judge * Send for our free catalog * 100% satisfaction guarantee</p> <p><b>Special strategies that seal the deal:</b><br /><br />Five-star quality * You're worth it * Don't fall for... * We make life easier * You're one of a select few... * discriminating * Your thoughtful gift</p>
Unabridged Matthew Henry's Commentary on the Whole Bible (best na...
by Matthew Henry

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English

Pages

Publication Date

November 07, 2010

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Until now, there have been available only concise editions of Matthew Henry's Commentary for the Kindle. OSNOVA's Kindle edition includes the unabridged text of the entire six paper volumes incorporating an active table of contents, navigation between a quick sections, chapters and books, and a cross-reference system between the commentary and the included Bible (with Direct Verse Jump and Direct Verse Jump 2, see instructions in the book), which make it easy to locate any place within the Commentary or the Scriptures in seconds. The table of contents allows navigation to any chapter of the Scriptures, with the hyperlinked dot to the right of each chapter leading to the corresponding place in the Commentary. Each title and each verse number in the included Bible is hyperlinked to the corresponding passage in the Commentary, and each reference in the Commentary is hyperlinked to the corresponding passage in the Bible.<br /><br />General Description<br /><br />Matthew Henry's six-volume 'Exposition of the Old and New Testament' or Complete Bible Commentary has long been celebrated as the best of English commentaries of the Bible for devotional purposes. It provides an exhaustive verse by verse study of the Bible, covering the whole of the Old Testament and the New Testament.<br /><br />The Commentary was begun in November 1704. The first volume was published in 1708; that and four other volumes appeared in a uniform edition in 1710. Before his death Henry completed the Acts for an unpublished sixth volume. After his death the Epistles and Revelation were prepared by thirteen ministers, partly based upon notes taken by Henry's hearers. The complete edition was edited by George Burder and John Hughes and published in 1811 in 6 volumes. Henry's 'Exposition' has often been abridged. Now for the first time it is made available by OSNOVA in its full unabridged form to the Kindle users.<br /><br />Henry's commentaries are primarily exegetical, dealing with the Scripture text as presented, with his prime intention being explanation for practical and devotional purposes. The Commentary excels at practical application, displaying good sense, discrimination, high moral tone and simple piety, combined with the well-sustained flow of its English style.<br /><br />Famous evangelical Protestant preachers such as George Whitefield and Charles Spurgeon used and heartily commended the work, with Whitefield reading it through four times – the last time on his knees. Spurgeon stated, " Every minister ought to read it entirely and carefully through once at least."<br /><br />Please read the instructions at the beginning of the publication to learn how to easily navigate this complex publication.<br /><br />NOTE: Many features of this publication will not work on Kindle 1, software Kindles such as Kindles for PC, iPad, iPhone, Blackberry, Android or Kindle Fire. This edition is not TTS(text-to-speech)-friendly due to the way TTS works on the Kindle.<br /><br />* * *<br /><br />

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