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The Old Farmer's Almanac 2020
by Old Farmer's Almanac

Language

English

Pages

304

Publication Date

September 03, 2019

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It’s another new year celebrating everything under the Sun, including the Moon, with <i>The Old Farmer’s Almanac, </i>America’s oldest continuously published periodical! Always timely, topical, and distinctively “useful, with a pleasant degree of humor,” the Almanac has been beloved for centuries by people from all walks of life.<br />  <br /> As the nation’s iconic calendar, the 2020 edition will forecast cultural, culinary, and other life-changing trends; preview notable astronomical events; provide time- and money-saving tips for gardeners of all varieties; set the hook for best fishing days; forecast traditionally 80 percent–accurate weather; and cover a range of related topics, including anniversaries, folklore, husbandry, home remedies, recipes, amusement, contests, and more—too much more to mention—all in the inimitable way it has done since 1792.<br />  
Kindred
by Octavia E. Butler

Language

English

Pages

306

Publication Date

February 01, 2004

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<b>The visionary author’s masterpiece pulls us—along with her Black female hero—through time to face the horrors of slavery and explore the impacts of racism, sexism, and white supremacy then and now.</b><br /><br />Dana, a modern black woman, is celebrating her twenty-sixth birthday with her new husband when she is snatched abruptly from her home in California and transported to the antebellum South. Rufus, the white son of a plantation owner, is drowning, and Dana has been summoned to save him. Dana is drawn back repeatedly through time to the slave quarters, and each time the stay grows longer, more arduous, and more dangerous until it is uncertain whether or not Dana's life will end, long before it has a chance to begin.
The Craft of Research, Fourth Edition (Chicago Guides to Writing,...
by , William T. FitzGerald

Language

English

Pages

334

Publication Date

October 07, 2016

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With more than three-quarters of a million copies sold since its first publication, <i>The Craft of Research</i> has helped generations of researchers at every level—from first-year undergraduates to advanced graduate students to research reporters in business and government—learn how to conduct effective and meaningful research. Conceived by seasoned researchers and educators Wayne C. Booth, Gregory G. Colomb, and Joseph M. Williams, this fundamental work explains how to find and evaluate sources, anticipate and respond to reader reservations, and integrate these pieces into an argument that stands up to reader critique.<br /><br /><br /><br />The fourth edition has been thoroughly but respectfully revised by Joseph Bizup and William T. FitzGerald. It retains the original five-part structure, as well as the sound advice of earlier editions, but reflects the way research and writing are taught and practiced today. Its chapters on finding and engaging sources now incorporate recent developments in library and Internet research, emphasizing new techniques made possible by online databases and search engines. Bizup and FitzGerald provide fresh examples and standardized terminology to clarify concepts like <i>argument</i>, <i>warrant</i>, and <i>problem</i>.<br /><br /><br /><br />Following the same guiding principle as earlier editions—that the skills of doing and reporting research are not just for elite students but for everyone—this new edition retains the accessible voice and direct approach that have made <i>The Craft of Research</i> a leader in the field of research reference. With updated examples and information on evaluation and using contemporary sources, this beloved classic is ready for the next generation of researchers.
The Godfather: 50th Anniversary Edition
by Mario Puzo

Language

English

Pages

610

Publication Date

October 04, 2005

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<b>50th ANNIVERSARY EDITION—WITH A NEW INTRODUCTION BY FRANCIS FORD COPPOLA<br /><br />Mario Puzo’s classic saga of an American crime family that became a global phenomenon<b>—<b>nominated as one of America’s best-loved novels by PBS’s <i>The Great American Read</i>.</b></b></b><br /><br />With its brilliant and brutal portrayal of the Corleone family, <i>The Godfather</i> burned its way into our national consciousness. This unforgettable saga of crime and corruption, passion and loyalty continues to stand the test of time, as the definitive novel of the Mafia underworld.<br /><br />A #1 <i>New York Times </i>bestseller in 1969, Mario Puzo’s epic was turned into the incomparable film of the same name, directed by Francis Ford Coppola, which won the Academy Award for Best Picture. It is the original classic that has been often imitated, but never matched. A tale of family and society, law and order, obedience and rebellion, it reveals the dark passions of human nature played out against a backdrop of the American dream.<br /><br /><b>With a Note from Anthony Puzo and an Afterword by Robert J. Thompson</b>
The Haunting of Hill House (Penguin Classics)
by Shirley Jackson

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English

Pages

242

Publication Date

November 28, 2006

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<b>The greatest haunted house story ever written, the inspiration for a 10-part Netflix series directed by Mike Flanagan and starring Michiel Huisman, Carla Gugino, and Timothy Hutton</b><br /> <b> </b><br /> First published in 1959, Shirley Jackson’s <i>The Haunting of Hill House </i>has been hailed as a perfect work of unnerving terror. It is the story of four seekers who arrive at a notoriously unfriendly pile called Hill House: Dr. Montague, an occult scholar looking for solid evidence of a “haunting”; Theodora, his lighthearted assistant; Eleanor, a friendless, fragile young woman well acquainted with poltergeists; and Luke, the future heir of Hill House. At first, their stay seems destined to be merely a spooky encounter with inexplicable phenomena. But Hill House is gathering its powers—and soon it will choose one of them to make its own.<br />  <br /> For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.
On Writing Well, 30th Anniversary Edition: An Informal Guide to W...
by William Zinsser

Language

English

Pages

334

Publication Date

September 11, 2012

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<p><em>On Writing Well</em> has been praised for its sound advice, its clarity and the warmth of its style. It is a book for everybody who wants to learn how to write or who needs to do some writing to get through the day, as almost everybody does in the age of e-mail and the Internet. Whether you want to write about people or places, science and technology, business, sports, the arts or about yourself in the increasingly popular memoir genre, <em>On Writing Well</em> offers you fundamental priciples as well as the insights of a distinguished writer and teacher. With more than a million copies sole, this volume has stood the test of time and remains a valuable resource for writers and would-be writers.</p>
On the Road
by Jack Kerouac

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English

Pages

290

Publication Date

December 28, 1976

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<b>The classic novel of freedom and the search for authenticity that defined a generation<br /></b><br /><b>September 5th, 2017 marks the 60th anniversary of the publication of <i>On the Road</i></b><br /><br />Inspired by Jack Kerouac's adventures with Neal Cassady, <i>On the Road</i> tells the story of two friends whose cross-country road trips are a quest for meaning and true experience. Written with a mixture of sad-eyed naiveté and wild ambition and imbued with Kerouac's love of America, his compassion for humanity, and his sense of language as jazz, <i>On the Road</i> is the quintessential American vision of freedom and hope, a book that changed American literature and changed anyone who has ever picked it up.  
Screenplay: The Foundations of Screenwriting
by Syd Field

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English

Pages

325

Publication Date

December 18, 2007

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<b>Hollywood’s script guru teaches you how to write a screenplay in “the ‘bible’ of screenwriting” (<i>The New York Times</i>)—now celebrating forty years of screenwriting success!</b><br /><br />Syd Field’s books on the essential structure of emotionally satisfying screenplays have ignited lucrative careers in film and television since 1979. In this revised edition of his premiere guide, the underpinnings of successful onscreen narratives are revealed in clear and encouraging language that will remain wise and practical as long as audiences watch stories unfold visually—from hand-held devices to IMAX to virtual reality . . . and whatever comes next. <br /> <br />As the first person to articulate common structural elements unique to successful movies, celebrated producer, lecturer, teacher and bestselling author Syd Field has gifted us a classic text. From concept to character, from opening scene to finished script, here are fundamental guidelines to help all screenwriters—novices and Oscar-winners—hone their craft and sell their work. <br /> <br />In <i>Screenplay</i>, Syd Field can help you discover:<br />• Why the first ten pages of every script are crucial to keeping professional readers’ interest<br />• How to visually “grab” these influential readers from page one, word one <br />• Why structure and character are the basic components of all narrative screenplays<br />• How to adapt a novel, a play, or an article into a saleable script<br />• Tips on protecting your work—three ways to establish legal ownership of screenplays<br />• Vital insights on writing authentic dialogue, crafting memorable characters, building strong yet flexible storylines (form, not formula), overcoming writer's block, and much more<br /> <br />Syd Field is revered as the original master of screenplay story structure, and this guide continues to be the industry’s gold standard for learning the foundations of screenwriting.
Ultimate Star Wars New Edition: The Definitive Guide to the Star ...
by , Daniel Wallace

Language

English

Pages

352

Publication Date

November 12, 2019

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<p><b>Every significant <i>Star Wars</i> character, creature, location, battle, droid and vehicle: one ultimate encyclopedia.</b></p><p>Packed full of information, stunning images, and now fully updated to include <i>The Last Jedi</i>, <i>Solo: A Star Wars Story</i>, <i>Star Wars: Resistance</i>, plus an exclusive look at <i>The Rise of Skywalker</i>.</p><p>All the saga's iconic characters are here, from Darth Vader to Ponda Baba and Leia to Luminara Unduli. Amazing vehicles are explored, such as the <i>Millennium Falcon </i>and <i>Ghost</i>. Extraordinary technology is explained, including all your favourite lightsabers, and key events in the epic <i>Star Wars</i> story are richly unpacked, with behind-the-scenes insights.</p><p><i>Ultimate Star Wars New Edition</i> is the ideal go-to resource for fans who wish to brush up on their <i>Star Wars</i> knowledge, and for a new generation of fans eager to start their journey into a galaxy far, far away....</p><p>© & TM 2019 LUCASFILM LTD.</p>
The Structure of Scientific Revolutions: 50th Anniversary Edition
by Thomas S. Kuhn

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English

Pages

212

Publication Date

April 18, 2012

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<p>A good book may have the power to change the way we see the world, but a great book actually becomes part of our daily consciousness, pervading our thinking to the point that we take it for granted, and we forget how provocative and challenging its ideas once were—and still are. <i>The Structure of Scientific Revolutions</i> is that kind of book. When it was first published in 1962, it was a landmark event in the history and philosophy of science. Fifty years later, it still has many lessons to teach.<br /><br /><br /><br />With <i>The Structure of Scientific Revolutions,</i> Kuhn challenged long-standing linear notions of scientific progress, arguing that transformative ideas don’t arise from the day-to-day, gradual process of experimentation and data accumulation but that the revolutions in science, those breakthrough moments that disrupt accepted thinking and offer unanticipated ideas, occur outside of “normal science,” as he called it. Though Kuhn was writing when physics ruled the sciences, his ideas on how scientific revolutions bring order to the anomalies that amass over time in research experiments are still instructive in our biotech age.<br /><br /><br /><br />This new edition of Kuhn’s essential work in the history of science includes an insightful introduction by Ian Hacking, which clarifies terms popularized by Kuhn, including paradigm and incommensurability, and applies Kuhn’s ideas to the science of today. Usefully keyed to the separate sections of the book, Hacking’s introduction provides important background information as well as a contemporary context.  Newly designed, with an expanded index, this edition will be eagerly welcomed by the next generation of readers seeking to understand the history of our perspectives on science.</p>

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