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.

Eats, Shoots and Leaves

2008 Day-to-Day Calendar

Author: Universe Publishing Staff,Lynne Truss

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780789316103


Page: 370

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This wordlover and wordsmith's calendar is based on the punctuation sensationEats, Shoots & Leavesthat hit number one on bestseller lists. With such observations as "people truly do not know their apostrophe from their elbow," Lynne Truss has made "the history of punctuation a subject at once urgent, sexy, and hilarious" (John Walsh,The Independent).

Can You Eat, Shoot & Leave?

Author: Clare Dignall,Lynne Truss

Publisher: Collins

ISBN: 9780007440931

Category: English language

Page: 159

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The punctuation workout for sticklers and rookies alike. Armed with this book, established punctuation sticklers will fine-tune existing skills, taking guilty pleasure from testing their (already somewhat unsettling) seventh sense.

Die Asche meiner Mutter

Author: Frank McCourt

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783800092093


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.

Cat Out of Hell

Author: Lynne Truss

Publisher: Melville House

ISBN: 1612194435

Category: Fiction

Page: 240

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Acclaimed New York Times bestselling author Lynne Truss (Eats, Shoots & Leaves) is back with a mesmerizing and hilarious tale of cats and murder For people who both love and hate cats comes the tale of Alec Charlesworth, a librarian who finds himself suddenly alone: he’s lost his job, his beloved wife has just died. Overcome by grief, he searches for clues about her disappearance in a file of interviews between a man called "Wiggy" and a cat, Roger. Who speaks to him. It takes a while for Alec to realize he’s not gone mad from grief, that the cat is actually speaking to Wiggy . . . and that much of what we fear about cats is true. They do think they’re smarter than humans, for one thing. And, well, it seems they are! What’s more, they do have nine lives. Or at least this one does – Roger’s older than Methuselah, and his unblinking stare comes from the fact that he’s seen it all. And he’s got a tale to tell, a tale of shocking local history and dark forces that may link not only the death of Alec’s wife, but also several other local deaths. But will the cat help Alec, or is he one of the dark forces? In the deft and comedic hands of mega-bestseller Lynne Truss, the story is as entertaining as it is addictive” (The Sunday Telegraph) – an increasingly suspenseful and often hysterically funny adventure that will please cat lovers and haters alike. And afterwards, as one critic noted, “You may never look at a cat in quite the same way again” (The Daily Mail).

The Girl's Like Spaghetti

Why, You Can't Manage Without Apostrophes!

Author: Lynne Truss

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781861971685

Category: Apostrophe

Page: 32

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A giant kids' playground certainly sounds like fun, but you might want to watch out in the giant kid's playground; he has a tendency to step on people. A sign stating, "we're here to help", would definitely disappoint the customers if the apostrophe were removed. Lynne Truss and Bonnie Timmons once again illustrate the hilarious confusion that punctuation can cause. Having dealt with the comma in Eats, Shoots & Leaves for Children, here they take on the apostrophe using lively, subversive pictures from one of America's leading illustrators and show how much chaos can ensue from one tiny squiggle.

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.

Tennyson and His Circle

Author: Lynne Truss

Publisher: National Portrait Gallery Publications

ISBN: 9781855142572

Category: Poetry

Page: 63

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Drawing on the gallery's collection of portraits in all media, this text provides an introduction to Alfred Lord Tennyson and his circle. This text is part of the Character Sketches series, providing an historical guide to literary and artistic groups of the past.

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.

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.

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: Supplemented with an answer key for faculty adopting the book

Quintessence - A Look At The General Social Milieu

Author: Raghavan B S

Publisher: ICFAI Books

ISBN: 8178815117


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.” — 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.

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.