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On Writing Well (30th Anniversary Edition)
Zinsser, William K.
On Writing Well has been praised for its sound advice, its clarity, and its warmth of style. It is a book for anybody who wants to learn how to write, whether about people or places, science and technology, business, sports, the arts, or about yourself. Its principles and insights have made it a cherished resource for several generations of writers and students. This revised 30th anniversary edition contains a new introduction and a new chapter on how to write a family history or a memoir.
Writing Tools: 50 Essential Strategies for Every Writer
Clark, Roy P.
"Writing is a craft you can learn," says Roy Peter Clark. "You need tools, not rules." In this essential guide, Clark distills decades of experience into fifty tools that writers of all kinds can use every day. You may be crafting a newspaper story or an admissions essay for college. You may be writing a technical report or drafting your first novel. You may be a student or a teacher, a poet or a critic, a columnist or a blogger. You may be preparing a PowerPoint presentation or penning a love letter. Whatever your task, you can become a more fluent and effective writer - a writer with a purpose, a plan, and a workbench full of tools.
Advanced Bushcraft: An Expert Field Guide to the Art of Wilderness Survival
In this valuable guide, survivalist Dave Canterbury goes beyond bushcraft basics to teach you how to survive in the backcountry with little or no equipment. Using the foundation you learned in Bushcraft 101, Canterbury shows you how to completely immerse yourself in the wilderness with advanced bushcraft and woodcraft techniques. He covers crucial survival skills like tracking to help you get even closer to wildlife, crafting medicines from plants, and navigating without the use of a map or compass. He also offers ways to improvise and save money on bushcraft essentials like fire-starting tools and packs. With Canterbury's expert advice and guidance, you will learn how to forgo your equipment, make use of your surroundings, and truly enjoy the wilderness.Whether you're eager to learn more after your first real outdoor adventure or have been exploring the backcountry for years, Advanced Bushcraft will help you take your self-reliance and wilderness experience to the next level.
The Elements of Journalism )Revised and Updated 3rd Edition)
Revised and updated with a new preface and material on the rise of social media, the challenges facing printed news, and how journalism can fulfill its purpose in the digital age. Seventeen years ago, the Committee of Concerned Journalists gathered some of America's most influential newspeople to ask the question, "What is journalism for?" Through exhaustive research, surveys, interviews, and public forums, they identified the essential elements that define journalism and its role in our society. The result is this, one of the most important books on the media ever written, and winner of the Goldsmith Book Award from Harvard, the Society of Professional Journalists award, and the Bart Richards Award from Penn State University. Updated with new material covering the rise of social media, sponsored content, a new, collaborative web-based journalism in which anyone--professional or citizen--can produce news, and much more, this third edition of The Elements of Journalism is an essential read for journalists, students, and anyone hoping to stay informed in the digital age.
Eats, Shoots & Leaves: The Zero Tolerance Approach to Punctiuation
Through sloppy usage and low standards on the Internet, in e-mail, and now text messages, we have made proper punctuation an endangered species. In Eats, Shoots & Leaves, former editor Lynne Truss dares to say, in her delightfully urbane, witty and very English way, that it is time to look at our commas and semicolons and see them as the wonderful and necessary things they are. If there are only pedants left who care, then so be it. This is a book for people who love punctuation and get upset when it is mishandled. From George Orwell shunning the semicolon, to New Yorker editor Harold Ross's epic arguments with James Thurber over commas, this lively history makes a powerful case for the preservation of a system of printing conventions that is much too subtle to be mucked about with.
Wonderbook: The Illustrated Guide to Creating Imaginative Fiction
Wonderbook has become the definitive guide to writing science fiction and fantasy by offering an accessible, example-rich approach that emphasizes the importance of playfulness as well as pragmatism. It also exploits the visual nature of genre culture and employs bold, full-color drawings, maps, renderings, and visualizations to stimulate creative thinking. On top of all that, the book features sidebars and essays from some of the biggest names working in the field today, including George R. R. Martin, Lev Grossman, Neil Gaiman, Michael Moorcock, and Karen Joy Fowler.For the fifth anniversary of the original publication, Jeff VanderMeer has added an additional 50 pages of diagrams, illustrations, and writing exercises creating the ultimate volume of inspiring advice that is also a stunning and inspiring object.
The Associated Press Stylebook and Briefing on Media Law 2018
The style of The Associated Press is the gold standard for newswriting. With The Associated Press Stylebook in hand, you can learn how to write and edit with the clarity and professionalism for which the agency's writers and editors are famous.Fully revised and updated to reflect the latest changes in writing style, this new edition contains more than 3,000 a-to-z entries detailing the AP's rules on grammar, spelling, capitalization, abbreviation, and word and numeral usage. The Associated Press Stylebook is the one reference that all writers, editors and students cannot afford to be without.This new edition contains nearly 200 new and revised entries, including:• A new chapter with expanded guidance on polls and surveys.• A new entry on sexual harassment and sexual misconduct.• New guidance on quoting emoji.• A new entry on marijuana, medical marijuana.
Choosing Civility: The Twenty-five Rules of Considerate Conduct
Forni, P. M.
Most people would agree that thoughtful behavior and common decency are in short supply, or simply forgotten in hurried lives of emails, cellphones, and multi-tasking. In Choosing Civility, P. M. Forni identifies the twenty-five rules that are most essential in connecting effectively and happily with others.
Telling True Stories
The country’s most prominent journalists and nonfiction authors gather each year at Harvard’s Nieman Conference on Narrative Journalism. Telling True Stories presents their best advice - covering everything from finding a good topic, to structuring narrative stories, to writing and selling your first book. More than fifty well-known writers offer their most powerful tips.
The Wedding Planner and Organizer
From the celebrity wedding planner and author of the "The Wedding Book," Weiss's "The Wedding Planner & Organizer" helps couples keep track of every detail leading up to their Big Day. It's the organizer that includes exactly what couples need for on-the-go, on-the-ground wedding planning.
Building Great Sentences
Based on the bestselling series from The Great Courses, Building Great Sentences celebrates the sheer joy of language - and will forever change the way you read and write.Great writing begins with the sentence. Whether it's two words ('Jesus wept.') or William Faulkner's 1,287-word sentence in Absalom! Absalom!, sentences have the power to captivate, entertain, motivate, educate, and, most importantly, delight. Yet the sentence-oriented approach to writing is too often overlooked in favor of bland economy. Building Great Sentences teaches you to write better sentences by luxuriating in the pleasures of language.Award-winning Professor Brooks Landon draws on examples from masters of long, elegant sentences - including Don DeLillo, Virginia Woolf, Joan Didion, and Samuel Johnson - to reveal the mechanics of how language works on thoughts and emotions, providing the tools to write powerful, more effective sentences.
Emily Post's Etiquette: Manners For Today (19th Edition)
Completely revised and updated with a focus on civility and inclusion, the 19th edition of Emily Post’s Etiquette is the most trusted resource for navigating life’s every situation.From social networking to social graces, Emily Post is the definitive source on etiquette for generations of Americans. That tradition continues with the fully revised and updated 19th edition of Etiquette. Authored by etiquette experts Lizzie Post and Daniel Post Senning—Emily Post’s great-great grandchildren—this edition tackles classic etiquette and manners advice with an eye toward diversity and the contemporary sensibility that etiquette is defined by consideration, respect, and honesty.As our personal and professional networks grow, our lives become more intertwined. This 19th edition offers insight and wisdom with a fresh approach that directly reflects today’s social landscape. Emily Post’s Etiquette incorporates an even broader spectrum of issues while still addressing the traditions that Americans appreciate.
Writing Fiction: The Practical Guide from New York's Acclaimed Creative Writing School
Gotham Writers' Workshop
Writing Fiction is the first in a series of writing guides by New York's acclaimed Gotham Writers' Workshop to be published by Bloomsbury. The book was written by Alexander Steele, Dean of Faculty and the following Gotham Writers' Workshop faculty members: Brandi Reissenweber, David Harris Ebenbach, Valerie Vogrin, Chris Lombardi, Allison Amend, Caren Gussoff, Hardy Griffin, Terry Bain, Peter Selgin, and Corene Lemaitre.
1,000 Books to Read Before You Die: A Life-Changing List
Celebrate the pleasure of reading and the thrill of discovering new titles in an extraordinary book that’s as compulsively readable, entertaining, surprising, and enlightening as the 1,000-plus titles it recommends.Covering fiction, poetry, science and science fiction, memoir, travel writing, biography, children’s books, history, and more, 1,000 Books to Read Before You Die ranges across cultures and through time to offer an eclectic collection of works that each deserve to come with the recommendation, You have to read this. But it’s not a proscriptive list of the “great works” - rather, it’s a celebration of the glorious mosaic that is our literary heritage.Flip it open to any page and be transfixed by a fresh take on a very favorite book. Or come across a title you always meant to read and never got around to. Or, like browsing in the best kind of bookshop, stumble on a completely unknown author and work, and feel that tingle of discovery. There are classics, of course, and unexpected treasures, too. Lists to help pick and choose, like Offbeat Escapes, or A Long Climb, but What a View. And its alphabetical arrangement by author assures that surprises await on almost every turn of the page, with Cormac McCarthy and The Road next to Robert McCloskey and Make Way for Ducklings, Alice Walker next to Izaac Walton. There are nuts and bolts, too - best editions to read, other books by the author, “if you like this, you’ll like that” recommendations , and an interesting endnote of adaptations where appropriate. Add it all up, and in fact there are more than six thousand titles by nearly four thousand authors mentioned - a life-changing list for a lifetime of reading.
A comprehensive, upbeat guide to help you survive the moving process from start to finish, filled with fresh strategies and checklists for timing and supplies, choosing which items to toss and which to keep, determining the best place to live, saying farewell and looking forward to hello.Moving is a major life change--time consuming, expensive, often overwhelming, and sometimes scary. But it doesn't have to be! Instead of looking at it as a burdensome chore, consider it a new adventure.Ali Wenzke and her husband moved ten times in eleven years, living in six states across the U.S. She created her popular blog, The Art of Happy Moving, to help others build a happier life before, during, and after a move. Infused with her infectious optimistic spirit, The Art of Happy Moving builds on her blog, offering step-by-step guidance, much-needed comfort, practical information, and welcome advice on every step of the process, including:• How to stage your home for prospective buyers• How to choose your next neighborhood• How to discard your belongings and organize your packing• How to say goodbye to your friends• How to make the transition easier for your kids• How to decorate your new home• How to build a new community• And so much more.Ali shares invaluable personal anecdotes from her many moves, and packs each chapter with a wealth of information and ingenious tips (Did you know that if you have an extra-large welcome mat at the entrance of your home, it's more likely to sell?). Ali also includes checklists for packing and staging, and agendas for the big moving day.Whether you're a relocating professional, newly married, a family with kids and pets, or a retiree looking to downsize, The Art of Happy Moving will help you discover ways to help make your transition an easier one--and be even happier than you were before.
The Penguin State of the World Atlas (9th Edition)
The completely up-to-date edition of a comprehensive overview of the elements that define our world Now in its ninth edition, the widely praised Penguin State of the World Atlas remains an accessible, unique visual survey of current events and global trends. Completely revised and updated, this distinctive atlas presents the latest statistics on communications and information technology, international trade, globalization of work, aging and new health risks, food and water, energy resources and consumption, global warming and biodiversity, literacy, gender equality, wars and peacekeeping, and more. Fascinating, troubling, and surprising, this is one atlas no student of the world should be without.
Basic Writings is the finest single-volume anthology of the work of Martin Heidegger, widely considered one of the most important modern philosophers. Its selections offer a full range of the influential author's writings - including "The Origin of the Work of Art," the introduction to Being and Time, "What Is Metaphysics?," "Letter on Humanism," "The Question Concerning Technology," "The Way to Language," and "The End of Philosophy." Featuring a foreword by Heidegger scholar Taylor Carman, this essential collection provides readers with a concise introduction to the groundbreaking philosophy of this brilliant and essential thinker.
The ultimate tool for writers!Whether you're crafting the next great American novel or pounding away at a last-minute blog entry, there will come a time in the process when you struggle to find just the perfect word or phrase. Under the time-tested banner of Roget's Thesaurus, this collection will quickly become the most essential tool on your desk when you're working on your next piece. Far from an ordinary word list, each entry in this book is organized by meaning and offers a list of compelling word choices that relate to the ideas you'd like to use. It also provides a pronunciation guide, definition, antonyms, synonyms, and a sample sentence for each listing. Filled with thousands of unique and compelling words, this book will help you find inspiration, expand your vocabulary, and create one-of-a-kind sentences for any writing assignment.With Roget's Thesaurus of Words for Writers, you'll set your projects in the right direction and engage your audience--one word at a time.
From Cover to Cover (revised edition): Evaluating and Reviewing Children's Books
Horning, Kathleen T.
From Cover to Cover has been considered the definitive guide to reading, reviewing, and critically evaluating children's books since its original publication in 1997. Now revised and updated, it remains an invaluable resource offering a fresh, up-to-date look at a fast-changing field.
The Wedding Book: An Expert's Guide to Planning Your Perfect Day--Your Way
Everything you need to make the wedding of your dreams come true, no matter what your vision, taste, or budget. Written by Mindy Weiss, the "megastar wedding planner" (People), The Wedding Book is the most comprehensive wedding guide published, and is now revised and updated for a new generation of brides- and grooms-to-be. . The Wedding Book is your fashion consultant, etiquette expert, menu planner, floral designer, and shoulder to lean on with advice if sticky family issues turn up. It's an insider source for contract negotiation and budget-stretching tips. It explains how to get the most out of Etsy, Pinterest, Instagram, and other social apps and websites--including how to use Uber for guest transportation. Whatever the subject--cakes, stationery, video (including drones!), lingerie, tents, insurance, port-a-potties, party favors, the toasts, looking great in photos, tipping, thank-you notes--The Wedding Book has the answer.
The Baby Name Wizard (3rd Edition)
After the initial joy of discovering a pregnancy, the question every mom- or dad-to-be asks is inevitably: What will I name my baby? There's no shortage of names to choose from, and the task can be overwhelming. Enter The Baby Name Wizard. Since its original publication in 2005, The Baby Name Wizard has used groundbreaking research and computer-generated models to pinpoint each name's image, examine its usage and popularity over the last one hundred years, and suggest other promising ideas. A completely revised and updated guide to the modern world of names, The Baby Name Wizard is the only tool parents need to discover the perfect name.
The Art and Craft of Feature Writing
Blundell, William E.
William E. Blundell, one of the best writers on The Wall Street Journal has put his famous Journal Feature-Writing Seminars into this step-by-step guide for turning out great articles. Filled with expert instruction on a complex art, it provides beginners with a systematic approach to feature writing and deftly teaches old pros some new tricks.
The Penguin Historical Atlas of Ancient Civilizations
This new historical atlas - richly illustrated with photographs, artwork recreations and full-colour maps - explores the world's earliest civilisations from the first farming settlements of Mesopotamia, via Egypt, Greece and Rome, to the civilisations of the Far East, Europe and America. Informatively written, and ideal for both students and the general reader, it plots the rise and fall of empires, the nature of different societies and the evolution of technology.
The Truth Matters: A Citizen's Guide to Separating Facts from Lies and Stopping Fake News in Its Tracks
Distinguish fake news from reliable journalism with this clear and concise handbook by New York Times best-selling author Bruce Bartlett.Today’s media and political landscapes are littered with untrustworthy sources and the dangerous concept of “fake news.” This accessible guide helps you fight this deeply troubling trend and ensure that truth is not a permanent casualty. Written by Capitol Hill veteran and author Bruce Bartlett, The Truth Matters presents actionable tips and tricks for reading critically, judging sources, using fact-checking sites, avoiding confirmation bias, identifying trustworthy experts, and more.
Gone are the days when you could sit back and let your fiancée plan the entire wedding. Today’s grooms have countless tasks to perform, from hiring the entertainment and planning the rehearsal dinner to buying the wedding bands and comforting hysterical family members.Fortunately, The Groom’s Instruction Manual is here to answer all of your most challenging questions: How do I handle feuding relatives? What should I look for in a good wedding photographer? Why does my fiancée seem stressed out all the time? Whatever your concerns, you’ll find the answers here - courtesy of author and veteran groom Shandon Fowler.
How to Say It: Grantwriting: Write Proposals That Grantmakers Want to Fund
Koch, Deborah S.
A guide to writing grant proposals tailored specifically to a donor's interests, complete with step-by-step instructions and samples of winning proposals.
The Knot Complete Guide to Weddings (Revised & Updated)
Planning a wedding can be exciting, fun . . . and at times, overwhelming. In The Knot Complete Guide to Weddings, the world's top wedding experts answers your questions and arm you with all the know-how you need to manage every detail of your big day. What's more, this book will help you save time and money, you can dream up and carry out the most meaningful celebration you can imagine. The Knot Complete Guide to Weddings walks you through every step of the planning process, from choosing your bridal party to booking your venue. In these pages, you'll find new ideas, updated advice, checklists, timelines, and the inside scoop from the professionals, including: Online planning tools and apps. Budgeting worksheets and tons of invisible cost-cutting tricks. Tips for envisioning your event, from gathering inspiration to choosing a color palette. Invitation etiquette and when to use e-vites. Seasonal and eco-friendly options for flowers, favors, and more. Questions to ask caterers, dress shops, florists, musicians, and other vendors - and contract checklists to make sure your bases are covered. Ideas and traditions for creating a special ceremony. What to DIY (and what not to!) Creative ways to personalize your day and more than a dozen Real Wedding profiles.
German-English Dictionary (2nd Edition)
Fully updated and featuring more than 55,000 entries, this is the classic German-English English-German Dictionary from Langenscheidt, the premier source for foreign language reference tools. Students, teachers, travelers, and professionals can confidently rely on this invaluable 2-in-1 volume that includes: - Hundreds of new words reflecting today's cultural, political, and technological changes, plus contemporary idioms and expressions - Full pronunciation keys for both German and English entries - Comprehensive grammatical information - The genitives and plurals of German nouns - Indicators as to whether a German verb is conjugated with haben or sein - An alphabetical list of German and English irregular verbs - A wealth of examples illustrating correct usage and meaning - A quick reference section on proper names, weights and measures, and abbreviations - Easy-to-read typography, plus a helpful guide to using the dictionary most effectively The foreign language dictionary for people on the move!
Wouldn't it be nice if there were a way to make life easier? With Life Hacks, you'll find hundreds of methods that you can start using right now to simplify your life. From folding a fitted sheet to removing scuffs from furniture, this book offers simple solutions to a variety of everyday problems. Each informative entry helps you discover quicker, more efficient techniques for completing ordinary tasks around the home, at the office, and just about anywhere. You'll also learn how to make the most out of any situation with fun, problem-solving tricks like creating an impromptu iPod speaker from toilet paper rolls or snagging a free doughnut at your local Krispy Kreme shop.Filled with 1,000 valuable life hacks, this book proves that you don't have to search very far for the perfect solution to everyday problems.
The Penguin Historical Atlas of the Medieval World
The Penguin Historical Atlas of the Medieval World traces the development of peoples, cultures, and faiths between the coming of the barbarian invasions in the fourth century and the first voyages to the New World in the sixteenth. This colorful atlas illustrates the sweeping changes from the fall of the Roman Empire to the birth of Islam, the rise of Christianity, and the role of Judaism across Europe. Packed with vivid maps and photographs, this atlas is a perfect guide to Europe and its neighbors in the Middle Ages.
This modern collection of sourced quotations by women and girls has been curated to speak to today's thinkers and doers. Here you'll find timeless treasures and classics in the making.And behind every quote, you'll find a person with a story worth sharing.
The Undercover Economist
“The economy [isn’t] a bunch of rather dull statistics with names like GDP (gross domestic product),” notes Tim Harford, columnist and regular guest on NPR’s Marketplace, “economics is about who gets what and why.” In this acclaimed and riveting book–part exposÃ©, part user’s manual–the astute and entertaining columnist from the Financial Times demystifies the ways in which money works in the world. From why the coffee in your cup costs so much to why efficiency is not necessarily the answer to ensuring a fair society, from improving health care to curing crosstown traffic–all the dirty little secrets of dollars and cents are delightfully revealed byThe Undercover Economist. “A rare specimen: a book on economics that will enthrall its readers . . . It brings the power of economics to life.” –Steven D. Levitt, coauthor ofFreakonomics “A playful guide to the economics of everyday life, and as such is something of an elder sibling to Steven Levitt’s wild child, the hugely successful Freakonomics.” –The Economist “A tour de force . . . If you need to be convinced of the everrelevant and fascinating nature of economics, read this insightful and witty book.” –Jagdish Bhagwati, author ofIn Defense of Globalization “This is a book to savor.” –The New York Times “Harford writes like a dream. From his book I found out why there’s a Starbucks on every corner [and] how not to get duped in an auction. Reading The Undercover Economist is like spending an ordinary day wearing X-ray goggles.” –David Bodanis, author ofElectric Universe “Much wit and wisdom.” –The Houston Chronicle FromPublishers Weekly Nattily packaged-the cover sports a Roy Lichtensteinesque image of an economist in Dick Tracy garb-and cleverly written, this book applies basic economic theory to such modern phenomena as Starbucks'' pricing system and Microsoft''s stock values. While the concepts explored are those encountered in Microeconomics 101, Harford gracefully explains abstruse ideas like pricing along the demand curve and game theory using real world examples without relying on graphs or jargon. The book addresses free market economic theory, but Harford is not a complete apologist for capitalism; he shows how companies from Amazon.com to Whole Foods to Starbucks have gouged consumers through guerrilla pricing techniques and explains the high rents in London (it has more to do with agriculture than one might think). Harford comes down soft on Chinese sweatshops, acknowledging "conditions in factories are terrible," but "sweatshops are better than the horrors that came before them, and a step on the road to something better." Perhaps, but Harford doesn''t question whether communism or a capitalist-style industrial revolution are the only two choices available in modern economies. That aside, the book is unequaled in its accessibility and ability to show how free market economic forces affect readers'' day-to-day. Copyright Â© Reed Business Information, a division of Reed Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved. FromBookmarks Magazine Harford exposes the dark underbelly of capitalism inUndercover Economist. Compared with Steven Levitt’s and Stephen J. Dubner’s popularFreakonomics(*** July/Aug 2005), the book uses simple, playful examples (written in plain English) to elucidate complex economic theories. Critics agree that the book will grip readers interested in understanding free-market forces but disagree about Harford’s approach. Some thought the author mastered the small ideas while keeping in sight the larger context of globalization; others faulted Harford for failing to criticize certain economic theories and to ground his arguments in political, organizational structures. Either way, his case studies—some entertaining, others indicative of times to come—will make you think twice about that cup of coffee. Copyright Â© 2004 Phillips & Nelson Media, Inc.
100% Unofficial Fortnite Pro Guide
Know Fortnite: Battle Royale well, but want to play like a real pro? Look no further. The 100% UnofficialFortnite Pro Guide will help you take your building to the next level. And if you want to look great on the battlefield, this book includes a showcase of some of the best skins available, and plenty of emotes to pair with them. There's even a rundown of some of the cutest pets available in the game, for that extra fancy back bling. With colorful graphics and awesome pro tips, this is the definitive guide to Fortnite. First, gain in-depth knowledge on how to best to play on mobile devices. Then, discover methods to play your way to pro-level status with better weapons to pick up, new items to score, tactical traps to trick enemies, and faster—and more creative—builds that go way beyond the basics. If your noob days are over and you're ready to level up, this guide will show you all the ways you can master multiple areas of game-play.Personalizing your game is key as a Fortnite pro, and this guide helps you express yourself in fun new ways. New emotes that go way beyond the Floss? Cool new skins that will frighten and delight? 100% Unofficial Fortnite Pro Guide details them all to show you the best way to throw shade, show excitement, and even distract competitors with cosmic cosmetics to boost your game. You can even bring pet bling to the battlefield! This backpack companion offers great company as you venture into battle.Next, learn to play your way and add finesse to your game-play style with Limited-Time Modes that prove there's more to game types than Squads and Solo play. From what not to do to teamwork tips, it's all in a day's work as a Fortnite pro and now you can become an expert in how to be faster, stronger, and smarter on the battlefield.Finally, see how the Fortnite landscape has evolved and changed with an all-new map and a countdown of the top 10 most epic moments in the game so far.So fire up your PC, Mac, Xbox, PS4, Nintendo Switch, or iOS device, lock 'n' load and prepare to battle like the pros…in style!
The Hard Questions: 100 Questions to Ask Before You Say "I Do"
Here is a simple yet profound relationship tool that can forge and strengthen lasting, intimate bonds between engaged couples, newlyweds, and all those in long-term relationships. Focusing on key areas such as home, money, work, sex, community, and family, The Hard Questions contains one hundred thought-provoking questions that challenge and inspire couples to gain a deeper understanding of each other. Together with your partner, you'll discuss matters such as: What will our home look like? What will we do if one of us is seriously attracted to someone else? Will we try to have children, and if so, when?
The Synonym Finder
More than 1,000,000 synonyms. Simple alphabetical arrangement - no separate index necessary. Separate subdivisions for the different parts of speech and different meanings of the same word. Expanded to include thousands of new words and expressions that have entered the language in recent years. Includes clearly labeled slang and informal words and expressions, as well as rare, archaic, scientific, and other specialized terms. Minimum cross-references.
Reclaim the lost art of manlinessWhen life tests a man's mettle, he needs the wisdom to know the right thing to do, the courage to start it, the skill to complete it, and the style to look sharp along the way.In dozens of hands-on visual guides to subjects ranging from chivalry to survival, The Illustrated Art of Manliness delivers the timeless know-how every man needs to succeed.
Roget's International Thesaurus (7th Edition, Revised and Updated)
Kipfer, Barbara Ann (Editor)
Unlike alphabetical thesauruses, Roget's International Thesaurus works the same way your brain does. First, you figure out the general category: Are you looking for a word related to values and ideals? Measure and shape? Then, look up the keywords to find the exact entry you're seeking. Plus, thousands of cross-references throughout lead to other helpful categories. More than 325,000 words and phrases in 1,072 categories compose this new edition of Roget's, including the newest slang words and expressions. In addition, hundreds of supplemental word lists supply the names of things that have no synonyms (wines, weapons, animals, state mottoes, and more).
This book is a tongue-in-cheek guide to words that any well-educated, witty person should be able to drop into cocktail conversation. The reader is encouraged to toss off words such as “disestablishmentarianism,” “descant,” and “autodidactic” –words that will make the user sound learned, intellectual, and wise. For those who want to improve the quality and sophistication of their speech and writing, this is the book to keep on the nightstand.
Brilliant Maps for Curious Minds: 100 New Ways to See the World
A singular atlas of 100 infographic maps from thought-provoking to flat-out fun.Which countries don't have rivers? Which ones have North Korean embassies? Who drives on the "wrong" side of the road? How many national economies are bigger than California? And where can you still find lions in the wild?You'll learn the answers to these questions and many more in Brilliant Maps for Curious Minds. Each of these 100 maps will change the way you see the world - and your place in it.
Mother of the Bride Book (The Everything, 4th Edition)
She's met "the one" and set the date - now she needs your help to plan the big event! The Everything Mother of the Bride Book, 4th Edition is completely updated and revised with the latest information you need to get your daughter down the aisle in style. Wedding planner Katie Martin explains everything you'll need to know, including:• Planning showers and engagement parties• Meeting the future in-laws• Navigating sticky situations like ex-spouses and former family members• Picking out the perfect dress• Knowing when to speak up - and when to keep quiet!Complete with new sections on social media etiquette, this practical guide covers everything you'll need to make sure your daughter has the perfect - and stress-free - day of her dreams.
The Little Book of Life Hacks: How to Make Your Life Happier, Healthier, and More Beautiful
Author, illustrator and comic book artist Yumi Sakugawa shares a wide range of useful and unexpected tips for looking and feeling better, streamlining and improving your home life, and creating fun and artsy DIY projects that can brighten your living space. Inspired by her popular “Secret Yumiverse” tips originally posted on WonderHowTo.com, The Little Book of Life Hacks offers a wide range of practical advice and fun tips for everything from how to:- Remove dark circles from under your eyes- Make cold brew iced coffee at home- Throw the perfect apartment party on a budget- Work out at home without a gym membership- Take the perfect afternoon power nap...and more!Featuring Yumi’s signature hand-drawn illustrations throughout, The Little Book of Life Hacks is a distinctive and perfect gift for recent graduates and young working women who want to learn practical ways to organize and improve their daily life while still having fun.
The French Beauty Solution: Time-Tested Secrets to Look and Feel Beautiful Inside and Out
Cofounder of the international beauty company Caudalíe shares the simple, natural, time-tested beauty secrets she learned growing up in France that any woman can use to look younger, healthier, and more radiant without harsh products or drastic procedures.
The Knot Bridesmaid Handbook: Help the Bride Shine Without Losing Your Mind
The Knot, the #1 source for wedding information, has created this book to help you become a brilliant bridesmaid - which also means a brilliant therapist, communications coordinator, stylist, and bodyguard to the bride. You'll get the real deal on: What you need to do in the months leading up to the big celebration, and on the big day. How to throw a fab bachelorette and a shower the bride will always remember. How to magically ensure you'll love your dress as much as the bride does. How to deal with the best and worst from your fellow bridesmaids. Sprinkled throughout are tons of bonus pointers on how not to break the bank and the lowdown from real-life bridesmaids before you, and their hilarious or horrifying anecdotes of brazen brides and bridesmaids behaving badly. The book that every bride secretly wishes her bridesmaids would read, The Knot Bridesmaid Handbook is the indispensable companion for anyone who wants to be the perfect attendant - and have fun doing it!
Bateson, Mary C.
Peripheral Visions begins with a sacrifice in a Persian garden, moving on to a Philippine village and then to the Sinai desert, and concludes with a description of a tour bus full of Tibetan monks. Bateson's reflections bring these narratives home, proposing surprising new visions of our own diverse and changing society and offering us the courage to participate even as we are still learning.
Random House Webster's Compact American Sign Language Dictionary
The Random House Webster’s Compact American Sign Language Dictionary is a treasury of over 4,500 signs for the novice and experienced user alike. It includes complete descriptions of each sign, plus full-torso illustrations. There is also a subject index for easy reference as well as alternate signs for the same meaning.
The Art of Character: Creating Memorable Characters for Fiction, Film, and TV
The ultimate guide for creating captivating characters Former private investigator and New York Times Notable author David Corbett offers a unique and indispensable toolkit for creating characters that come vividly to life on the page and linger in memory. Corbett provides an inventive, inspiring, and vastly entertaining blueprint to all the elements of characterization - from initial inspiration to realization - with special insights into the power of secrets and contradictions, the embodiment of roles, managing the "tyranny of motive," and mastering crucial techniques required for memorable dialogue and unforgettable scenes. This is a how-to guide for both aspiring and accomplished writers that renders all other books of its kind obsolete.
Essential Manners for Men
In Essential Manners for Men, etiquette expert Peter Post tackles the issues of real concern for today's man, enabling him to make the right decisions about what to do and say in every situation that counts, whether in daily life, social life, or on the job. Sharp, savvy, and sensible - filled with accessible sidebars, tips, and stories from the author's own experiences - this classic New York Times bestselling handbook has been updated to reflect the realities of our modern times with all new material, including: Social media: social networking, gaming, and the world of online dating Communication in person: greetings, handshakes, and how to make the all-important good first impression Communication on-the-go: texting, e-mailing, and using smart phones Life changes: dealing with bumps in the road, from divorce to layoffs Weddings: the man's role, from groom to best man to usher, and the changing nature of the bachelor party Entertaining, dining, tipping Also: Sportsmanship; Parenting; Sharing living space with a roommate, spouse, or significant other; Navigating the business dinner; Throwing a great party or being a perfect guest . . . and much more.
Hacks every college student needs to know!Want to ace your next exam? Claim victory as a beer pong champ? Remove that gross stain from your shirt before your interview? College Hacks gives you the tricks and tips you need to get ahead in life without breaking a sweat. Filled with hundreds of ways to simplify nearly every college situation, this guide tells you just what to do when your professor assigns you a twenty-page paper or you run out of clean dishes in your dorm room (chip bag bowl, anyone?).So stop making college harder than it should be! With these everyday hacks, you'll breeze through each semester as you finish assignments and tasks quicker than ever before!
Bartlett's Familiar Quotations (18th Edition)
O'Brien, Geoffrey (Edt)
More than 150 years after its original publication, BARTLETT'S FAMILIAR QUOTATIONS has been completely revised and updated for its eighteenth edition. BARTLETT'S showcases a sweeping survey of world history, from the times of ancient Egyptians to present day. New authors include Warren Buffett, the Dalai Lama, Bill Gates, David Foster Wallace, Emily Post, Steve Jobs, Jimi Hendrix, Paul Krugman, Hunter S. Thompson, Jon Stewart, Elizabeth Kubler-Ross, Barack Obama, Che Guevara, Randy Pausch, Desmond Tutu, Julia Child, Fran Leibowitz, Harper Lee, Nassim Nicholas Taleb, Patti Smith, William F. Buckley, and Robert F. Kennedy. In the classic BARTLETT'S tradition, the book offers readers and scholars alike a vast, stunning representation of those words that have influenced and molded our language and culture.
The Penguin Historical Atlas of the Vikings
Viking marauders in their longships burst through the defenses of 9th-century Europe, striking terror into the hearts of monks, peasants, and rulers. But the Vikings were more than seaborne terrorists. This atlas shows their development as traders and craftsmen, explorers, settlers, and mercenaries, and follows the routes of Viking merchants from Constantinople to the new world
The Elements of Story: Field Notes on Nonfiction Writing
Most writing books dwell on common issues of style and grammar. Yet most writers also confront complex problems of story design. This fifty-rule guide by Francis Flaherty, a New York Times editor, offers much-needed solutions and sage advice to address these concerns.
Wonderbook: The Illustrated Guide to Creating Imaginative Fiction
This all-new definitive guide to writing imaginative fiction takes a completely novel approach and fully exploits the visual nature of fantasy through original drawings, maps, renderings, and exercises to create a spectacularly beautiful and inspiring object. Employing an accessible, example-rich approach, Wonderbook energizes and motivates while also providing practical, nuts-and-bolts information needed to improve as a writer. Aimed at aspiring and intermediate-level writers, Wonderbook includes helpful sidebars and essays from some of the biggest names in fantasy today, such as George R. R. Martin, Lev Grossman, Neil Gaiman, Michael Moorcock, Catherynne M. Valente, and Karen Joy Fowler, to name a few.
The Penguin Historical Atlas of Ancient Greece
The cradle of western civilization, Ancient Greece was a land of contradictions and conflict. Intensely quarrelsome and competitive, the Greek city-states consistently proved unwilling and unable to unite. Yet, in spite of or even because of this internal discord, no ancient civilization proved so dynamic or productive. The Greeks not only colonized the Mediterranean and Black Sea areas but set standards of figurative art which endured for nearly 2500 years. Charting topics as diverse as Minoan civilization, The Persian Wars, the Athenian Golden Age and the conquests of Alexander the Great, The Penguin Historical Atlas of Ancient Greece traces the development of this creative and restless people and assesses their impact not only on the ancient world but also on our own attitudes and environment.
The Million Word Crossword Dictionary (2nd Edition)
With more than 1,000,000 answers, this volume contains more than twice as many answers as any other crossword dictionary-the New York Times Crossword Puzzle Dictionary runs a distant second at less than 500,000 words. More important, it is the first crossword dictionary ever to comprehensively cover the clues and answers that actually appear in today's most popular crosswords. It has all the fill-in-the-blanks, synonyms, slang terms, pop culture references, brand names, literary works, people, abbreviations, and foreign word answers puzzlers need, including thousands offilms, thousands of songs, and hundreds of television shows. Meticulously compuiled by two crossword professionals with a combined 40 years in the field, and based on a massive analysis of current croswords, there has never been a crossword dictionary with the breadth, depth, and scope of this one. Featuring an introduction by New York Times crossword editor Will Shortz, The Million Word Crossword Dictionary makes every other crossword dictionary obsolete. For the new edition, the authors have gone line by line to make sure all data is up-to-date and relevant, and have added 64 new pages of content, such as the latest slang terms, films and TV shows, celebrities from all fields, Nobel Prize and Academy Award winners, and more. Additionally, the new edition features thousands of new entries submitted by "Stan and Dan's Puzzle Patrollers," buyers of the first edition who took the authors up on their offer to submit new answers they found in crosswords. And taking reader feedback into account, this edition will have larger, easier-to-read type, ensuring it remains the ultimate in crossword puzzle dictionaries, as well as a must-buy for anyone who enjoyed the previous edition.
How to Find Out Anything
Not your average research book, How to Find Out Anything shows you how to unveil nearly anything about anyone. From top CEO's salaries to police records, you'll learn little-known tricks for discovering the exact information you're looking for.
How to Write Short: Word Craft for Fast Times
Clark, Roy Peter
America's most influential writing teacher offers an engaging and practical guide to effective short-form writing. In HOW TO WRITE SHORT, Roy Peter Clark turns his attention to the art of painting a thousand pictures with just a few words. Short forms of writing have always existed - from ship logs and telegrams to prayers and haikus. But in this ever-changing Internet age, short-form writing has become an essential skill. Clark covers how to write effective and powerful titles, headlines, essays, sales pitches, Tweets, letters, and even self-descriptions for online dating services. With examples from the long tradition of short-form writing in Western culture, HOW TO WRITE SHORT guides writers to crafting brilliant prose, even in 140 characters.
Random Illustrated Facts: A Collection of Curious, Weird, and Totally Not Boring Things to Know
Did you know that Napoleon was once attacked by rabbits? Or that the Mars Rover sang itself "Happy Birthday"? How about the odd ingredient Civil War soldiers used to make coffee?From Jupiter’s diamond showers to why pirates wore eye patches to the delightful link between dancing goats and the discovery of coffee, this collection of obscure and fascinating facts is brought to you by Mike Lowery, an illustrator and connoisseur of the offbeat. Featuring four gatefolds and hundreds of infographic webs that connect the trivia in dozens of surprising ways, it’s a little book that delivers endless delight.
An elegant wedding planner for the modern woman.Ideal for toting around, this portable planner is perfect for jotting down inspiration and information as it comes. You'll find tab dividers for easy organization and customizable fill-in charts and lists. There are expandable pockets at the front and back of the book for storing cards and samples, a ribbon marker, and an elastic enclosure to keep everything secure. With suggested timelines and savvy budgeting tips, this practical planner is perfect for puling together a fabulous happily ever after, while its beauty and durability will make it a treasured keepsake of a very special day.
Leonard Maltin's Movie Guide; The Modern Era
Previously published as Leonard Maltin’s 2015 Movie Guide, this capstone edition includes a new Introduction by the author. (Note: No new reviews have been added to this edition)
At Last! A No-Nonsense Guide to Bridal Essentials!Feuding in-laws, rehearsal dinner meltdowns, controlling wedding planners - what’s a gal to do when her Big Day threatens to go down with more drama than a boatload of wedding crashers? Have no fear: The Bride’s Instruction Manual boils it all down to the basics, covering every topic you need to know to march down that aisle with confidence, from setting the date and choosing The Dress to creating your guest list.Chock-full of cheat sheets to keep you on track and on budget, The Bride’s Instruction Manual is the perfect shower gift for every blushing bride-to-be - courtesy of veteran wedding journalist Carrie Denny.
The Yogi Book
The Yogi Book now has a fresh new design throughout, new photographs, a career timeline, and all-new appreciations by some of his greatest fans, including Billy Crystal. And it's timed to coincide with the 85th birthday of this American legend who's more beloved than ever.
When I'm Gone: Practical Notes For Those You Leave Behind
(Wire Coil/Wire Combination)
All too often, parents, mates or other family members die or go away suddenly without leaving important banking information, house and car maintenance records, PIN numbers, the location of keys, codes, phone numbers, addresses and so much more. Everyone wants to be more methodical in keeping such records and instructions, and Kathleen Fraser provides the guidebook to make it easy for those left behind. Elegantly designed and tastefully illustrated, When I'm Gone is a practical fill-in record book and resource manual to help loved ones better handle all the little details of life when someone dies or is away for extended periods because of debilitating illness or other reasons. This book provides a place to give instructions not only concerning wills, funeral arrangements, insurance, lawyers and last wishes, but also about all the day-to-day details of the household. This book includes useful information and space to write in notes on: Key contacts and the location of important documents, including wills and powers of attorney. Medical care and advance medical directives (living wills). Setting up trusts and choosing guardians for children and other dependents. Care of pets. Finances and property. Maintenance of homes and vehicles. Access to and operation of computers. Instructions for favorite belongings, from family heirlooms to the old set of golf clubs. This is the practical guide to the essential data that anyone left behind, including any executor of a new estate, would love to find in a handy place.
Mind = Blown: Amazing Facts About This Weird, Hilarious, Insane World
Matthew Santoro's originality and humor has attracted millions of fans, making him a beloved YouTube star. His weekly videos on amazing and little-known facts are eagerly anticipated by his many subscribers and followers around the world. In his first-ever book, Matthew's love of weird and wacky knowledge explodes with new facts and stories from around the planet, and beyond. Surprising, and always entertaining, Mind = Blown offers even more of Matthew's unique take on this hilarious, crazy world.
The Knot Guide to Destination Weddings
The biggest trend to hit weddings in the past decade is the destination wedding. Whether on a Caribbean beach or in the Italian countryside, more and more couples throw their weddings far from home. The idea is an exciting one, but planning long distance can be complicated . . . . In The Knot Guide to Destination Weddings, Carley Roney and JoAnn Gregoli break down the unique process of planning from afar—from deciding on your destination to whether or not you should fly in your officiant—and all the legal and practical considerations in between. Armed with a variety of experts on the subject, tips, and lessons from couples who have been through the experience, this book is jam-packed with checklists and practical, insightful advice from wedding people in-the-know. With so many intricacies to take care of, couples “wedding away” need a clear game plan. The Knot Guide to Destination Weddings ensures no detail, big or small, will fall through the cracks. The authors tackle: •picking out and booking the perfect location •listings of the top wedding spots worldwide •establishing the wedding budgets •hiring planners and/or vendors from a distance •the etiquette of destination weddings •countless ways to make your wedding unique •legal marriage requirements for foreign locales •planning a full weekend of events, including the reception, rehearsal dinner, and guest activities •using the Internet to coordinate the event
A Field Guide to Clean Drinking Water: How to Find, Assess, Treat, and Store It
How to find and prepare safe drinking water—anywhere, any time!Clean drinking water may be the last thing we think about day to day—but it’s the first thing we need in an emergency. Now, survival expert and biologist Joe Vogel explains how to find, treat, and store safe drinking water—even in the most extreme conditions. A Field Guide to Clean Drinking Water includes information about:• The role of water in the body and how to calculate your water requirement• Plants, geographical features, and more indicators that signal the presence of water• How to collect dew and precipitation, and extract water from plants• How to screen “raw water” for bacteria, pesticides, and other contaminants• Every purifying method from boiling techniques to chemical disinfection• Storage options that meet every need.Small enough to take anywhere—and broad enough to cover everything—this is a vital manual for backpackers, survivalists, and anyone who may need to know how to create their own drinking water.
Collins French Concise Dictionary (7th Edition)
Comprehensive coverage of all the words you need.Clear layout and in-depth treatment of difficult words.Practical tips on spoken and written French, including spelling pitfalls, make this the ideal dictionary for intermediate and advanced learners.An encyclopedia-style supplement with facts on famous historical people from the French-speaking world, including a timeline, gives the background information you need to understand French culture.A real-world communication supplement, with material on Internet banking, social networking, and mobile phones.
Dude Crafts: The Man's Guide to Practical Projects, Backyard Ballistics, and Glorious Gags
Dude Crafts is loaded with more than 50 slightly twisted, but somehow useful, projects that will keep crafty men out of trouble (or, sometimes, in it).Whether making life easier with ingenious hacks or providing self-amusement, the 50 projects presented in Dude Crafts are sure to get any guy's creative wheels turning. These DIY projects will get you on the path to developing your own creations, and impressing your friends.You'll learn how to: • Craft an iPad cover from an old book• Build a metal forge out of a busted microwave• Cook a meal in the dishwasher• Re-purpose an electric saw into a cocktail blender• Fashion a Swiss army knife for your keys• Outfit an unsuspecting co-worker’s office chair with an air hornEach project is accompanied by a parts list and step-by-step photo instructions to get you building; often by hacking subpar stock goods or upcycling discarded objects into functional works of art and conversation pieces. No matter how off-kilter the project may appear on the surface, it's sure to payoff as a useful tool, an art piece, the punch line to a practical joke or, best of all, a combination of all three.Whatever the motive—to solve a problem, to play a joke, or for self-entertainment—Dude Crafts will get dudes off the sofa and into the workshop!
The Complete Mother of the Groom: How to be Graceful, Helpful and Happy During this Special Time
For the mother of the groom who wants to do more than "just wear beige"!You want to be helpful, but not pushy. You want your son's ceremony to reflect the love your family shares and not just his bride-to-be's taste. You want to take part in their big day without forcing yourself into the spotlight. The good news is, you can. In The Complete Mother of the Groom, you'll learn how to:• Help out with the rehearsal dinner• Broach the subject of your role in the ceremony• Relate to your son's future in-laws• Give assistance to the bride without stepping on toes• Plan a shower that honors your son and future daughter-in-lawMother of the groom expert Sydell Rabin connects you with other mothers who went through the same thing, covering every question and concern. The Complete Mother of the Groom--because you want to do more than "just wear beige"!
The Knot Yours Truly: Inspiration and Ideas to Personalize Your Wedding
Your wedding day is a unique opportunity to show the world just who you are as a couple. The Knot Yours Truly helps you envision your celebration - from the big decisions like venue to the small stuff like escort cards - and show off your particular style. Chock-full of fresh ideas for your ceremony, centerpieces, and wedding cake, The Knot Yours Truly also includes 20 craft projects for personalizing your day. From invitation embellishments to a macramé leash for your four-legged ring bearer, this book has everything you need to create the most extraordinary day.
The Book of Answers
An updated, repackaged edition of the bestselling divination tool and party favorite - ask a yes or no question, open the book, find your answer.Should you ask your boss for a raise? Call that cutie you met at a party? Sell your Google stock? Tell your best friend her boyfriend's cheating?The answer to these questions (and hundreds of others) is in this fun and weirdly wise little book that's impossible to put down. It's simple to use: just hold it closed in your hands and concentrate on your question for a few seconds. While visualizing or speaking your question, place one palm down on the book's front and stroke the edge of the pages back to front. When you sense the time is right, open to the page your fingers landed on and there is your answer!Fun, satisfying, and a lot less time-consuming than asking everyone you know for advice.
Stellar Cartography: The Starfleet Reference Library Maps from the Star Trek Universe (Star Trek)
Star Trek Stellar Cartography: The Starfleet Reference Library assembles ten original, never-before-seen large-format maps of the Star Trek universe. Pulled from the cartography archives of Starfleet Academy, these beautifully reproduced maps provide a rare opportunity to view the expanse of Federation space—and beyond—through the multiple lenses of the Galaxy's key players.The maps include an ancient Vulcan map, a Klingon Empire map from the pre-Organian Peace Treaty era (in the native Klingon), an official Romulan government map of the Empire, a native Cardassian Union map from the Bajor occupation, along with Federation maps from the modern era. Housed in a handsome trifold case and paired with a fully-illustrated star chart book providing detailed information on planets, systems, and topography, this exclusive collection showcases the Star Trek universe like never before.
Writing to Learn
Writing to Learn is a book on how to write clearly about any subject, and how to use writing as a means of learning. It is an engaging personal journey, written with warmth and humor as Zinsser takes the reader into many surprising corners of knowledge and demonstrates that every field has an accessible literature. This is an essential book for everyone who wants to learn to write and write to learn. SC, 256 pages.
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