Eats, Shoots and Leaves

Author: Lynne Truss

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 0007431597

Category: Humor

Page: 244

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Anxious about the apostrophe? Confused by the comma? Stumped by the semicolon? Join Lynne Truss on a hilarious tour through the rules of punctuation that is sure to sort the dashes from the hyphens.


Die Asche meiner Mutter

Author: Frank McCourt

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783800092093

Category:

Page: 799

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Der autobiographische Roman erzählt in ergreifenden und grotesk-komischen Szenen vom verzweifelten Kampf eines irischen Jungen, dem sozialen Elend seiner Familie in den 1930er- und 40er-Jahren zu entfliehen.


Write it Right

The Secrets of Effective Writing

Author: John Peck,Martin Coyle

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 1137054573

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 216

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Shows students how to make their writing effective and grammatically correct. Organised into mini units and easy to read, it deals with everyday tasks and problems. This second edition adds further guidance on common questions raised by students, for example 'When does one use italics and/or underlining?'

Legal Skills

Author: Emily Finch,Stefan Fafinski

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199664498

Category: Law

Page: 528

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Legal Skills encompasses all the academic and practical legal skills essential to the law student in one manageable volume. It is an ideal text for first year law students and is also a valuable resource for those studying law at any level. Clearly structured in three parts, the book covers the full range of legal skills you will need to succeed from the beginning of your law degree, through your exams and assessments and into your future career. The first part covers 'Sources of Law' and includes information on finding and using legislation, making sure you understand where the law comes from and how to use it. The second part covers 'Academic Legal Skills' and provides advice on general study and writing skills. This part also includes a section on referencing and avoiding plagiarism amongst a number of other chapters designed to help you through the different stages of your law degree. The third and final part is dedicated to 'Practical Legal Skills'; a section designed to help you to develop transferrable skills in areas such as presentations and negotiations that will be highly valued by future employers. The book contains many useful features designed to support a truly practical approach to legal skills. Self-test questions and diagrams are set in a user-friendly colour design. More extensive activities give you the opportunity to take a 'hands on' approach to tackling a variety of legal skills from using cases to negotiation. Each skill is firmly set in its wider academic and professional context to encourage an integrated approach to the learning of legal skills. Online Resource Centre Legal Skills is accompanied by an innovative online resource centre offering a range of resources to support teaching and learning. - Video clips of good and bad 'real life' moots in action bring the subject to life for students. - Practical exercises appear throughout the book so you can test yourself on your essay writing, problem solving, revision and exam skills. - Examples of good and bad answers to these exercises appear on the online resource centre providing insight into the varying approaches that can be taken to the same question with commentary on the strengths and weaknesses of each answer. - Lecturers can track student progress using an online bank of 200 multiple choice questions offering immediate answers and feedback that can be customised and loaded on to the university's VLE.

The Biteback Dictionary of Humorous Literary Quotations

Author: Fred Metcalf

Publisher: Biteback Publishing

ISBN: 1849546711

Category: Humor

Page: 288

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If you're Wilde about Shaw but not Shaw about Wilde, this classic collection of humorous literary quotations is the book for you. Within its pages you will find hundreds of hand-picked quotes in dozens of handy categories. All the big names are here, from Henry James to Clive James (no relation); from Waugh, Evelyn to War, Poets; from Dickens to Dictionaries and Twain to Twitter. Delve here and discover T. S. Eliot's advice on becoming a great writer (it's a bit anal). Find out what the critics said about Virginia Woolf and what Virginia Woolf said about the critics. And check out what it was about Jane Austen that got Mark Twain so hot under the choler! When dirt is dished, fat is chewed, sides are split and chins are wagged, the result, dear reader, is this richly entertaining book.

Effective Writing in the Public Sector

Author: John W. Swain,Kathleen Dolan Swain

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317472276

Category: Political Science

Page: 222

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Intended for both students and practitioners in public administration who want to communicate more effectively with a variety of audiences, this book offers clear, easy-to-understand guidelines on how to write more clearly, concisely, and coherently, as well as correctly. It covers the basics of good English and applies those basics to general forms (such as memos, letters, and e-mails) and more specific forms (such as newsletters, proposals, budget justifications, and rules) used in the public sector.

Write Like a Chemist

A Guide and Resource

Author: Marin Robinson,Fredricka Stoller,Molly Costanza-Robinson,James K. Jones

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 019988790X

Category: Science

Page: 720

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Write Like a Chemist is a unique guide to chemistry-specific writing. Written with National Science Foundation support and extensively piloted in chemistry courses nationwide, it offers a structured approach to writing that targets four important chemistry genres: the journal article, conference abstract, scientific poster, and research proposal. Chemistry students, post-docs, faculty, and other professionals interested in perfecting their disciplinary writing will find it an indispensable reference. Users of the book will learn to write through a host of exercises, ranging in difficulty from correcting single words and sentences to writing professional-quality papers, abstracts, posters, and proposals. The book's read-analyze-write approach teaches students to analyze what they read and then write, paying attention to audience, organization, writing conventions, grammar, and science content, thereby turning the complex process of writing into graduated, achievable tasks. Concise writing and organizational skills are stressed throughout, and "move structures" teach students conventional ways to present their stories of scientific discovery. This resource includes over 350 excerpts from ACS journal articles, ACS conference abstracts, and successful NSF CAREER proposals, excerpts that will serve as useful models of chemistry writing for years to come. Other special features: Usable in chemistry lab, lecture, and writing-dedicated courses Useful as a writing resource for practicing chemists Augmented by Language Tips that address troublesome areas of language and grammer in a self-study format Accompanied by a Web site: http://www.oup.com/us/writelikeachemist Supplemented with an answer key for faculty adopting the book

Brechreizend

Die fiesesten Reiseziele der Welt

Author: Catherine Price

Publisher: BASTEI LÜBBE

ISBN: 3838711394

Category: Humor

Page: 270

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Sie ertragen die Touristen-Highlights nicht mehr? Dann lassen Sie sich vom Reiz des Hässlichen verzaubern. Besuchen Sie die eklige Kaugummi-Wand in Seattle oder eine düstere Kohlemine in China. Und vergessen Sie nicht, dem Leitungswasser-Museum in Peking einen Besuch abzustatten... Diese und 98 weitere schrille Orte sorgen für bleibende Eindrücke und aufregende Geschichten, mit denen man zum Mittelpunkt jeder Party wird.

The Philosophical Theology of Austin Farrer

Author: Brian Hebblethwaite

Publisher: Peeters Publishers

ISBN: 9789042919549

Category: Religion

Page: 123

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Thirty years of reflection on the philosophical theology of Austin Farrer lie behind the nine chapters of this book, in which Farrer's seminal work on faith and reason, providence and evil, finite and infinite freedom, evolution and creation, and the doctrines of the Incarnation and the Trinity is discussed and developed. Austin Farrer, Fellow and Chaplain of Trinity College, Oxford for twenty years, then Warden of Keble College till his death in 1968, is widely regarded as the most significant Anglican philosophical theologian of the twentieth century. His unparalleled combination of philosophical acuity, theological insight and spiritual profundity have earned him lasting admiration and influence wherever the mainstream Christian tradition is valued and thought worthy of further exploration and fresh interpretation. These studies are offered in the hope that a new generation of philosophical theologians will find inspiration and encouragement in Farrer's work.

Quintessence - A Look At The General Social Milieu

Author: Raghavan B S

Publisher: ICFAI Books

ISBN: 8178815117

Category:

Page: 248

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Quintessence-the four-series opus by B S Raghavan, former Chief Secretary to the Government of West Bengal, is a refreshing look at issues in governance in corporate and government sectors, management, IT, and the society in general. The articles, collat

The Sense of Style

The Thinking Person's Guide to Writing in the 21st Century

Author: Steven Pinker

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 069817030X

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 368

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“Charming and erudite," from the author of Enlightenment Now, "The wit and insight and clarity he brings . . . is what makes this book such a gem.” —Time.com Why is so much writing so bad, and how can we make it better? Is the English language being corrupted by texting and social media? Do the kids today even care about good writing—and why should we care? From the author of The Better Angels of Our Nature and Enlightenment Now. In this entertaining and eminently practical book, the cognitive scientist, dictionary consultant, and New York Times–bestselling author Steven Pinker rethinks the usage guide for the twenty-first century. Using examples of great and gruesome modern prose while avoiding the scolding tone and Spartan tastes of the classic manuals, he shows how the art of writing can be a form of pleasurable mastery and a fascinating intellectual topic in its own right. The Sense of Style is for writers of all kinds, and for readers who are interested in letters and literature and are curious about the ways in which the sciences of mind can illuminate how language works at its best.

635 Tage im Eis

Die Shackleton-Expedition -

Author: Alfred Lansing

Publisher: Goldmann Verlag

ISBN: 3641211050

Category: Science

Page: 320

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Am Anfang steht der Plan von der erstmaligen Durchquerung des weißen Kontinents. Doch das gewaltige Naturwunder Antarktis wird im Jahr 1915 für die Crew der 'Endurance' zur Hölle aus Eis. Beharrlich verfolgt Expeditionsleiter Sir Ernest Shackleton bald nur noch ein Ziel: 28 Männer lebend wieder in die Zivilisation zurückzubringen. Die faszinierende Geschichte einer Irrfahrt ans Ende der Welt. "Gebt mir Scott als wissenschaftlichen Expeditionsleiter ..., gebt mir Amundsen für eine störungsfreie und effiziente Polar-Expedition, aber wenn sich das Schicksal gegen euch verschworen zu haben scheint, dann fallt auf die Knie und betet um Shackleton."

The Fight for English

How language pundits ate, shot, and left

Author: David Crystal

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191650528

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 256

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Lynne Truss's 'Eats, Shoots and Leaves' injected new life into the long-standing arguments over rights and wrongs in English usage. Now David Crystal brings together his own distinctive style and unique expertise to provide the first thorough-going assessment of the ongoing debate. With a lively, humorous, and accessible approach, Crystal charts the battles past and present, illustrating the characters and attitudes involved from a wide range of written sources. He combines a chronological survey of key influences in the area of usage with discussion of particular themes such as punctuation, spelling, and pronunciation. And he looks ahead to the future in the context of recent education policy shifts. A positive and compelling case is made for variation in usage of English based on appropriateness of situation, arguing that 'zero tolerance' in relation to language is a profoundly flawed approach. Crystal offers an original and authoritative counter-argument to the prescriptivist agenda that has been expounded in many accounts of English usage over the years. The Fight for English is the book that everyone concerned with English usage has been eagerly awaiting.

Grammar Snobs Are Great Big Meanies

A Guide to Language for Fun and Spite

Author: June Casagrande

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101221380

Category: Reference

Page: 224

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What do suicidal pandas, doped-up rock stars, and a naked Pamela Anderson have in common? They’re all a heck of a lot more interesting than reading about predicate nominatives and hyphens. June Casagrande knows this and has invented a whole new twist on the grammar book. Grammar Snobs Are Great Big Meanies is a laugh-out-loud funny collection of anecdotes and essays on grammar and punctuation, as well as hilarious critiques of the self-appointed language experts. Chapters include: I’m Writing This While Naked—The Oh-So Steamy Predicate Nominative Semicolonoscopy—Colons, Semicolons, Dashes, and Other Probing Annoyances I’ll Take "I Feel Like a Moron" for $200, Alex—When to Put Punctuation Inside Quotation Marks Snobbery Up with Which You Should Not Put Up—Prepositions Is That a Dangler in Your Memo or Are You Just Glad to See Me? Hyphens—Life-Sucking, Mom-and-Apple-Pie-Hating, Mime-Loving, Nerd-Fight-Inciting Daggers of the Damned Casagrande delivers practical and fun language lessons not found anywhere else, demystifying the subject and taking it back from the snobs. In short, it’s a grammar book people will actually want to read—just for the fun of it.

Learning Legal Rules

A Students' Guide to Legal Method and Reasoning

Author: James Holland,Julian Webb

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199657491

Category: Law

Page: 440

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Bringing together the theory, structure, and practice of legal reasoning in an accessible style, this book explains how to uncover and exploit the mysteries of legal materials. It draws the student into the techniques of legal analysis and argument and the operation of precedent and statutory interpretation.

The Elements of Expression

Putting Thoughts into Words

Author: Arthur Plotnik

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1936740249

Category: Reference

Page: 240

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More than ever in this completely updated edition, The Elements of Expression helps word users "light up the cosmos or the written page or the face across the table" as they seek the radiance of expressiveness—the vivid expression of thoughts, feelings, and observations. Nothing kills radiance like the murky, generic language dominating today's talk, airwaves, and posts. It tugs at our every sentence, but using it to express anything beyond the ordinary is like flapping the tongue to escape gravity. The Elements of Expression offers an adventurous and inspiring flight into words that truly share what's percolating in our minds. Here writers, presenters, students, bloggers—even well intentioned "Mad Men"—will discover language to convey precise feelings, move audiences, delight and persuade. No snob or scold, the acclaimed word-maven Arthur Plotnik explores the full range of expressiveness, from playful "tough talk" to finely wrought literature, with hundreds of rousing examples. Confessing that we are all "like a squid in its ink" when first groping for luminous expression, he shines his amiable wit on the elements leading, ultimately, to language of "fissionable intensity."