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That Doesn't Mean What You Think It Means: The 150 Most Commonly ...
by , Kathryn Petras

Language

English

Pages

206

Publication Date

September 04, 2018

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<b>An entertaining and informative guide to the most common 150 words even smart people use incorrectly, along with pithy forays into their fascinating etymologies and tangled histories of use and misuse.</b><br /> 聽<br /> Even the most erudite among us use words like apocryphal, facetious, ironic, meteorite, moot, redundant, and unique incorrectly every day. Don鈥檛 be one of them. Using examples of misuse from leading newspapers, prominent public figures and famous writers, among others, language gurus Ross Petras and Kathryn Petras explain how to avoid these perilous pitfalls in the English language. Each entry also includes short histories of how and why these mistake have happened, some of the (often surprisingly nasty) debates about which uses are (and are not) mistakes, and finally, how to use these words correctly 鈥?or why to not use them at all.聽 By the end of this book, every literati will be able to confidently, casually, and correctly toss in an 鈥渁 priori鈥?or a 鈥渓imns鈥?without hesitation.
The Riddle of the Labyrinth: The Quest to Crack an Ancient Code
by Margalit Fox

Language

English

Pages

385

Publication Date

May 14, 2013

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<p>In the tradition of Simon Winchester and Dava Sobel, <em>The Riddle of the Labyrinth: The Quest to Crack an Ancient Code</em> tells one of the most intriguing stories in the history of language, masterfully blending history, linguistics, and cryptology with an elegantly wrought narrative.<br />聽<br />When famed archaeologist Arthur Evans unearthed the ruins of a sophisticated Bronze Age civilization that flowered on Crete 1,000 years before Greece鈥檚 Classical Age, he discovered a cache of ancient tablets, Europe鈥檚 earliest written records. For half a century, the meaning of the inscriptions, and even the language in which they were written, would remain a mystery.<br />聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽 聽<br />Award-winning <em>New York Times</em> journalist Margalit Fox's riveting real-life intellectual detective story travels from the Bronze Age Aegean鈥攖he era of Odysseus, Agamemnon, and Helen鈥攖o the turn of the 20th century and the work of charismatic English archeologist Arthur Evans, to the colorful personal stories of the decipherers. These include Michael Ventris, the brilliant amateur who deciphered the script but met with a sudden, mysterious death that may have been a direct consequence of the deipherment; and Alice Kober, the unsung heroine of the story whose painstaking work allowed Ventris to crack the code.</p>
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鈥檚 critically lauded, million-copy bestseller shares the experiences,聽habits, and convictions聽that have shaped him and his work.<br /><br />鈥淟ong live the King鈥?hailed <i>Entertainment Weekly</i> upon publication of Stephen King鈥檚 <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鈥檚 craft, comprising the basic tools of the trade every writer must have. King鈥檚 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鈥攁nd 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鈥攆ans, writers, and anyone who loves a great story well told.
Real-World Public Speaking: Great Presentations as Theatre
by , David Leong

Language

English

Pages

503

Publication Date

August 13, 2019

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How do world-class speakers and presenters captivate, excite, and inspire you when they stand up to speak? How do they grab and hold your interest? The same way that performing artists have done for centuries. Real-World Public Speaking: Great Presentations as Theatre demystifies the secrets of the stage and gives you the tools you need to turn every speech of yours into a winning presentation. <br /><br />Together and separately, Aaron Anderson and David Leong have used their theatre expertise to coach and train thousands of leaders and managers, teachers and students in the field of public speaking and presentation delivery. From Hollywood to Broadway and from boardrooms to courtrooms, their clients have used their newfound skills to entertain, influence, and motivate others. <br /><br />This e-book is specifically designed for ease of use and clarity of reading. Each chapter includes real-world examples, learning outcomes, practical exercises, real-life stories, a glossary of terms and a test-your-knowledge section so that you can measure your learning. Color photographs, illustrations, charts, and tables highlight the contents. Real-World Public Speaking will show you how to:<br /><br />鈥vercome stage fright.<br />鈥se your body and voice to deliver with confidence and clarity.<br />鈥reate a compelling core message.<br />鈥emorize quickly and practice with ease.<br />鈥⑩€淗ook鈥?your audience and hold the room.<br />鈥esign eye-catching slides.<br />鈥raft informative, persuasive elevator pitches, status reports, and much more. <br /><br />This is a must-read for both students starting out and for leaders guiding others. In today鈥檚 world, presentation skills are among the most important things you need to know. Real-World Public Speaking gives you the practical, proven tools you need to succeed to turn every speech of yours into a winning presentation.
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.聽<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.聽<br /><br /></p>聽<br /><p></p>
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.聽 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.聽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.聽 For novice instructors its wisdom steady hand and unmatched ancillary package instill confidence and build success in the classroom from day one.聽聽
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鈥攆rom first-year undergraduates聽to advanced graduate students聽to research reporters in business and government鈥攍earn 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,聽anticipate and respond to reader reservations, and聽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鈥攖hat the skills of doing and reporting research are not just for elite students but for everyone鈥攖his 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聽contemporary sources, this beloved classic is ready for the next generation of researchers.
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鈥檚 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>鈥攁lso known as 鈥淭urabian鈥濃€攔emains 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鈥檚 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>聽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 />聽
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.
Lives of the Trees: An Uncommon History
by Diana Wells

Language

English

Pages

384

Publication Date

January 19, 2010

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<b>The author of <i>100 Flowers and How They Got Their Names </i>now explores our deep-rooted relationship with trees in this beautifully illustrated book.</b><br /><br />In <i>Lives of Trees</i>, gardening author Diana Wells reminds us of just how innately bound we are to trees. For as long as humans walked the earth, we have depended on them for food, shade, shelter, and fuel鈥攏ot to mention furniture, musical instruments, medicine, utensils, and more. <br /><br />Investigating the names and meanings of trees, Wells also uncovers their fascinating legends and lore: At one time, a worm found in a hazelnut meant ill fortune; Rowan trees were planted in churchyards to prevent the dead from rising from their graves; Greek arrows were soaked in deadly yew; and Shakespeare鈥檚 witches in <i>Macbeth</i> used 鈥淕all of goat and slips of yew鈥?to make their lethal brew. One bristlecone pine, at about forty-seven hundred years old, is thought to be the oldest living plant on earth. All this and more can be found in the beautifully illustrated pages (themselves born of birch bark!) of <i>Lives of Trees</i>.

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