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On Writing: A Memoir Of The Craft
by Stephen King

Language

English

Pages

320

Publication Date

October 03, 2000

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Immensely helpful and illuminating to any aspiring writer, this special edition of Stephen King’s critically lauded, million-copy bestseller shares the experiences, habits, and convictions that have shaped him and his work.<br /><br />“Long live the King” hailed <i>Entertainment Weekly</i> upon publication of Stephen King’s <i>On Writing</i>. Part memoir, part master class by one of the bestselling authors of all time, this superb volume is a revealing and practical view of the writer’s craft, comprising the basic tools of the trade every writer must have. King’s advice is grounded in his vivid memories from childhood through his emergence as a writer, from his struggling early career to his widely reported, near-fatal accident in 1999—and how the inextricable link between writing and living spurred his recovery. Brilliantly structured, friendly and inspiring, <i>On Writing</i> will empower and entertain everyone who reads it—fans, writers, and anyone who loves a great story well told.
Don't Believe a Word: The Surprising Truth About Language
by David Shariatmadari

Language

English

Pages

327

Publication Date

January 07, 2020

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<p><strong>A linguist’s entertaining and highly informed guide to what languages are and how they function.</strong></p><br /><p>Think you know language? Think again.</p><br /><ul><br /><li>There are languages that change when your mother-in-law is present.</li><br /><li>The language you speak could make you more prone to accidents.</li><br /><li>Swear words are produced in a special part of your brain.</li><br /></ul><br /><p>Over the past few decades, we have reached new frontiers of linguistic knowledge. Linguists can now explain how and why language changes, describe its structures, and map its activity in the brain. But despite these advances, much of what people believe about language is based on folklore, instinct, or hearsay. We imagine a word’s origin is it’s “true” meaning, that foreign languages are full of “untranslatable” words, or that grammatical mistakes undermine English.</p><br /><p>In <em>Don’t Believe A Word</em>, linguist David Shariatmadari takes us on a mind-boggling journey through the science of language, urging us to abandon our prejudices in a bid to uncover the (far more interesting) truth about what we do with words.</p><br /><p>Exploding nine widely held myths about language while introducing us to some of the fundamental insights of modern linguistics, Shariatmadari is an energetic guide to the beauty and quirkiness of humanity’s greatest achievement.</p>
Leadership: Theory and Practice
by Peter G. Northouse

Language

English

Pages

526

Publication Date

February 09, 2018

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<p>In this fully updated <strong>Eight Edition of Leadership: Theory and Practice</strong>, a new chapter on Followership examines the central role followers play in the leadership process and unpacks the characteristics of both effective and ineffective followers. The new edition also includes a new Ethical Leadership Style Questionnaire and new coverage on the dark side of leadership and destructive leadership. <br /><br /><br /><br />Adopted at more than 1600 institutions in 89 countries and translated into 13 different languages, this market-leading text successfully combines an academically robust account of the major theories and models of leadership with an accessible style and special emphasis on how leadership theory can inform leadership practice. Peter G. Northouse uses a consistent structure for each chapter, allowing students to easily compare and contrast the various theories. Case studies and questionnaires provide students with practical examples and opportunities to deepen their personal understanding of their own leadership. <br /><br /></p> <br /><p></p>
The Elements of Style, Fourth Edition
by , Jr., William Strunk

Language

English

Pages

97

Publication Date

February 13, 2019

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'The Elements of Style' (1918), by William Strunk, Jr., is an American English writing style guide. It is the best-known, most influential prescriptive treatment of English grammar and usage, and often is required reading and usage in U.S. high school and university composition classes. This edition of 'The Elements of Style' details eight elementary rules of usage, ten elementary principles of composition, "a few matters of form", and a list of commonly misused words and expressions.
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 Art of Public Speaking
by Stephen Lucas

Language

English

Pages

448

Publication Date

January 09, 2019

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Fully updated for the thirteenth edition the award-winning The Art of Public Speaking offers a time-tested approach that has made it the most widely used college textbook on its subject in the world.  Seamlessly coordinated with Connect McGraw-Hill Education's pathbreaking online program it supplies a proven set of teaching and learning tools that is without parallel among public speaking books. For experienced instructors The Art of Public Speaking presents a solid fully customizable foundation and an abundance of teaching aids from which to choose allowing for complete teaching flexibility in the course.  For novice instructors its wisdom steady hand and unmatched ancillary package instill confidence and build success in the classroom from day one.  
A Manual for Writers of Research Papers, Theses, and Dissertation...
by Kate L. Turabian

Language

English

Pages

478

Publication Date

April 27, 2018

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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 /> 
The Shape of Ancient Thought: Comparative Studies in Greek and In...
by Thomas C. Mcevilley

Language

English

Pages

768

Publication Date

February 07, 2012

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Spanning thirty years of intensive research, this book proves what many scholars could not explain: that today’s Western world must be considered the product of both Greek and Indian thought—Western and Eastern philosophies.<br /><br />Thomas McEvilley explores how trade, imperialism, and migration currents allowed cultural philosophies to intermingle freely throughout India, Egypt, Greece, and the ancient Near East. This groundbreaking reference will stir relentless debate among philosophers, art historians, and students.
Because Internet: Understanding the New Rules of Language
by Gretchen McCulloch

Language

English

Pages

335

Publication Date

July 23, 2019

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<b><b>AN INSTANT <i>NEW YORK TIMES </i>BESTSELLER!!</b><br /></b> <br /><b>Named a Best Book of 2019 by TIME, Amazon, and <i>The Washington Post</i><br /></b> <br /><b>A <i>Wired</i> Must-Read Book of Summer</b> <b> </b> <br /><br /><b>“Gretchen McCulloch is the internet’s favorite linguist, and this book is essential reading. Reading her work is like suddenly being able to see the matrix.” —Jonny Sun, author of <i>everyone's a aliebn when ur a aliebn too</i></b> <b> </b> <br /><br /><b><i>Because Internet</i> is for anyone who's ever puzzled over how to punctuate a text message or wondered where memes come from. It's the perfect book for understanding how the internet is changing the English language, why that's a good thing, and what our online interactions reveal about who we are. </b> <br /><br />Language is humanity's most spectacular open-source project, and the internet is making our language change faster and in more interesting ways than ever before. Internet conversations are structured by the shape of our apps and platforms, from the grammar of status updates to the protocols of comments and @replies. Linguistically inventive online communities spread new slang and jargon with dizzying speed. What's more, social media is a vast laboratory of unedited, unfiltered words where we can watch language evolve in real time. <br /><br />Even the most absurd-looking slang has genuine patterns behind it. Internet linguist Gretchen McCulloch explores the deep forces that shape human language and influence the way we communicate with one another. She explains how your first social internet experience influences whether you prefer "LOL" or "lol," why ~sparkly tildes~ succeeded where centuries of proposals for irony punctuation had failed, what emoji have in common with physical gestures, and how the artfully disarrayed language of animal memes like lolcats and doggo made them more likely to spread.
The Only Skill that Matters: The Proven Methodology to Read Faste...
by Jonathan A. Levi

Language

English

Pages

130

Publication Date

September 03, 2019

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In the next ten years, every knowledge worker on earth will become one of two things: invaluable or obsolete. No matter the industry, the pace of progress and new information is faster today than ever before in human history—and it’s accelerating exponentially.<BR><BR>In this new reality, how can we possibly hope to keep up? How can we learn, unlearn, and relearn fast enough to stay relevant in the world to come?<BR><BR>In <i>The Only Skill That Matters</i>, <B>Jonathan Levi</B> unveils a powerful, neuroscience-based approach to reading faster, remembering more, and learning more effectively. You’ll master the ancient techniques being used by world record holders and competitive memory athletes to unlock the incredible capacity of the human brain. You’ll learn to double or triple your reading speed, enhance your focus, and optimize your cognitive performance. Most importantly, you’ll be empowered to confidently approach any subject—from technical skills, to names and faces, to foreign languages, and even speeches—and learn it with ease.

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