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Over 230 commonly used idioms are introduced in reading selections, dialogues, and activities. Their presentation helps learners incorporate common expressions into their everyday speech. Appealing illustrations keep students engaged as they explore idioms related to topics such as colors, geography, food, and time.
Maximize the impact and precision of your message! Now in its fourth edition, the Microsoft Manual of Style provides essential guidance to content creators, journalists, technical writers, editors, and everyone else who writes about computer technology. Direct from the Editorial Style Board at Microsoft-you get a comprehensive glossary of both general technology terms and those specific to Microsoft; clear, concise usage and style guidelines with helpful examples and alternatives; guidance on grammar, tone, and voice; and best practices for writing content for the web, optimizing for accessibility, and communicating to a worldwide audience.
If you don’t know the essential American slang and idioms used by all business professionals, you risk embarrassment, loss of respect, and loss of money. Entertaining dialogues, activities and games will quickly help put you get the inside track…that’s slang for "get the advantage"! The Slangman Guide to BIZ SPEAK 1 contains chapters on slang and idioms associated with: The Workplace Computers The Internet E-Commerce Marketing Advertising Acronyms & Shortcuts Negotiations Meetings Popular Abbreviations Used in Business This book was written by American native and slang expert Slangman David Burke, author of more than 30 books on slang and idioms.
Volunteers play a vital role in successful libraries across the county, and as staffing budgets shrink and change, it is more important now than ever to create and sustain a volunteer program that works to your, advantage.
The literature on social science methods and the issues surrounding them has grown massively and continues to increase. Yet many social scientists are ambivalent about methodology. For some, it plays a central, perhaps even an all-encompassing, role; while, for others, it is desirable only in small amounts, or indeed is regarded as an irrelevance, as a distraction from actually doing research.In this book, Hammersley argues that, in large part, this reflects and is part of a wider problem: the gradual decline of a previously influential academic model of inquiry.
Andrea Lunsford’s research shows that students today are writing more than ever. Some skills, especially in social writing, come easily to many students. But concepts such as making effective choices for academic work and understanding the conventions of formal written English may be more difficult to grasp. EasyWriter, Fifth Edition, can help. Whether you’re looking for an affordable way to focus your writing classroom on rhetorical choices, or just a pocket-sized quick reference that your students can use on the go, you’ll find what you need in EasyWriter.
Fully indexed by title and author/illustrator, the 2004 edition includes background on the awards and photos of the new medalists and their books. New to the 2004 edition is an essay by artist and former children’s librarian Gratia J. Banta which shows how children delight in "reading the pictures" long before they learn to read words.
Christian-Muslim Relations, a Bibliographical History 2 (CMR2) is the second part of a general history of relations between the faiths. Covering the period from 900 to 1050, it comprises a series of introductory essays, together with the main body of more than one hundred detailed entries on all the works by Christians and Muslims about and against one another that are known from this period. These entries provide biographical details of the authors where known, descriptions and assessments of the works themselves, and complete accounts of manuscripts, editions, translations and studies.
This timely encyclopedia presents an arsenal of evidence for evolution that goes beyond the typical textbook examples. * More than 100 historical and contemporary examples of the evidence for evolution * Images of places, people, and artifacts that have been important in the effort to understand life’s origins
The Dictionary of Louisiana French (DLF) provides the richest inventory of French vocabulary in Louisiana and reflects precisely the speech of the period from 1930 to the present. This dictionary describes the current usage of French-speaking peoples in the five broad regions of South Louisiana: the coastal marshes, the banks of the Mississippi River, the central area, the north, and the western prairie.
Accepted writing style conventions change very slowly, but they do change. That is all the more reason why this favourite reference book for students, writers, and educators requires periodic updating. In this new edition, the authors review the fundamentals of correct sentence structure, then present twenty basic sentence patterns that encompass virtually every effective way of writing simple, compound, and complex sentences. They give advice on ways to vary rhythm and sentence patterns to produce a more interesting writing style.
Do your sentences run longer than a page? Or do they hang in the air, waiting for a subject, an object or some punctuation to finish them off?This easy-to-use guide to sentence writing not only teaches you how to overcome run-ons and sentence fragments, but also all of the sentence construction obstacles encountered by anyone who needs to master (or re-master) the English language-all without making you do a single dreaded diagram! You’ll learn a sentence-combining approach to writing that goes beyond helping you avoid errors by teaching you how to create sound sentences with variety and style.Y
Research your family’s history without ever leaving the comfort of your home! AARP Genealogy Online: Tech to Connect provides you with the know-how to research your family’s history using the latest and greatest online tools and resources.
The Third Edition of Introduction to Academic Writing, by Alice Oshima and Ann Hogue, continues in the tradition of helping students to master the standard organizational patterns of the paragraph and the basic concepts of essay writing. The text’s time-proven approach integrates the study of rhetorical patterns and the writing process with extensive practice in sentence structure and mechanics.Features of the Third Edition: A step-by-step approach guides students seamlessly through the process of writing.
Reliable and straightforward, this text has helped thousands of students learn to write well. Jean Wyrick’s rhetorically organized STEPS TO WRITING WELL, Eleventh Edition, is known for its student-friendly tone and the clear way it presents the basics of essay writing in an easy-to-follow progression of useful lessons and activities. Through straightforward advice and thoughtful assignments, the text gives students the practice they need to approach writing well-constructed essays with confidence.
Pop culture is the heart and soul of America, a unifying bridge across time bringing together generations of diverse backgrounds. Whether looking at the bright lights of the Jazz Age in the 1920s, the sexual and the rock-n-roll revolution of the 1960s, or the thriving social networking websites of today, each period in America’s cultural history develops its own unique take on the qualities define our lives.American Pop: Popular Culture Decade by Decade is the most comprehensive reference on American popular culture by decade ever assembled, beginning with the 1900s up through today.
Most people have heard of Lady Godiva and her horseback tax protest in the 11th century and Joan of Arc who in the 15th century fought against the English for the French gaining sainthood in 1920. Many know of Eleanor of Aquataine, 12th century Queen of France and England, and powerful manipulator and protector of kings. Some know of Hildegarde and Beatrice and Blanche and Clare. There are many famous women of the Middle Ages whose lives and leadership brought important changes to history. This encyclopedia contains several hundred entries on the culture, history and circumstances of women in the Middle Ages, from the years 500 to 1500 C.E
Netbooks are the hot new thing in PCs – small, inexpensive laptops designed for web browsing, email, and working with web-based programs. But chances are you don’t know how to choose a netbook, let alone use one. Not to worry: with this Missing Manual, you’ll learn which netbook is right for you and how to set it up and use it for everything from spreadsheets for work to hobbies like gaming and photo sharing.Netbooks: The Missing Manual provides easy-to-follow instructions and lots of advice to help you:Learn the basics for using a Windows- or Linux-based netbookConnect speakers, printers, keyboards, external hard drives, and other hardwareGet online using a wireless network, a public network, broadband cards, or dial-upWrite email, browse the Web, transfer bookmarks, and add tools to your web browserUse business tools like Google Docs and Office for NetbooksCollaborate with others online via instant messagingEdit and share photos, play games, listen to music, and watch TV and movies onlineYou’ll also learn about web-based backup and storage, staying secure online – especially when using wireless networks – and tips for troubleshooting.
Situated in the breathtaking Caucasus Mountains between the Black and the Caspian Seas, the country of Georgia sits at the crossroads between Europe and Asia; it has gone through more turbulence and change in the last 15 years—the casting off of the Soviet regime, a civil war, two ethno-territorial conflicts, economic collapse, corruption, government inefficiency, and massive emigration—than most countries go through in 150 years. However, despite all its hardships, this resilient and ancient country, with thousands of years of winemaking, three-thousand years of statehood, and almost two millennia of Christianity, continues to survive, and with the new government’s reforms, promises to improve.S
The Routledge Handbook of Scripts and Alphabets is a unique reference to the main scripts and alphabets of the world.The Handbook presents over 60 alphabets covering an enormous scope of languages; from Amharic and Chinese to Thai and Cree. Full script tables are given for every language and each entry is accompanied by a detailed overview of its historical and linguistic context.New to this second edition: enhanced introduction discussing the basic principles and strategies utilized by world writing systems expanded to include more writing systems improved presentation of non-Roman scripts.
The encyclopaedic coverage and high academic standard of the work, the interdisciplinary and contemporary approach and clear and accessible presentation have made the "New Pauly" the unrivalled modern reference work for the ancient world.
At long last, with Professor Fähnrichs Georgische Sprache here is a systematic description of the structure of the Georgian language. The book is divided into two parts, one for Old and the other for Modern Georgian. A separate section treats the main differences between the two. Illustrated by a wealth of examples, an overview is given of characteristic features, the stages of development, phonetics, morphonology, morphology (word formation, formation of grammatical forms), syntax and aspects of the Georgian vocabulary.
The Ben cao gang mu, compiled in the second half of the sixteenth century by a team led by the physician Li Shizhen (1518–1593) on the basis of previously published books and contemporary knowledge, is the largest encyclopedia of natural history in a long tradition of Chinese materia medica works. Its description of almost 1,900 pharmaceutically used natural and man-made substances marks the apex of the development of premodern Chinese pharmaceutical knowledge. The Ben cao gang mu dictionary offers access to this impressive work of 1,600,000 characters.
This text provides a comprehensive survey of all the three major Altaic languages. The languages texts analysed are discussed within their historical and cultural context, thus enlarging the scope of the purely linguistic investigation.
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