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An A-Z of Effective Vocabulary covers the meaning and usage of 1001 words that you really do need to know. Whether you need guidance for a letter,... [Read More]
An A-Z of Effective Vocabulary covers the meaning and usage of 1001 words that you really do need to know. Whether you need guidance for a letter, job application, essay, proposal, interview, or presentation, this book can help you choose the words you need to create the right effect. Each word is defined according to Oxford Dictionaries' latest research and includes sample sentences of real usage drawn from the Oxford English Corpus (the world's largest language databank). The book also gives examples of pitfalls to avoid, hints on similar words, and advice on how to express yourself persuasively. Learn the words that will help you to describe an event, discuss a topic, speak in an interview, evaluate a point of view and write clearly using this book which contains essential information for anyone wanting to achieve greater success in any written or spoken task. This book has been reissued in an attractive new cover to sit alongside the other titles in this mini-series: the Oxford A-Z of Grammar and Punctuation, the Oxford Guide to Plain English, the Oxford A-Z of English Usage, and the Oxford A-Z of Better Spelling.
The Collins First Time French Dictionary has been designed specifically to meet the needs of children learning French, particularly at Key Stage 2.... [Read More]
The Collins First Time French Dictionary has been designed specifically to meet the needs of children learning French, particularly at Key Stage 2. It has also been written to give support to teachers who may be faced with the challenge of teaching French for the first time. Have confidence: core vocabulary is covered in detail with simple examples to illustrate usage and key phrases highlighted. Get it right: topic pages in the middle of the dictionary give additional vocabulary for pupils and teachers. Get there fast: clear, colour layout and carefully selected illustrations make it easy to find what you are looking for quickly and easily. Other titles in the Collins French Dictionary range include the Collins Easy Learning French Dictionary, Collins French School Gem and Collins French School Dictionary - providing all the support you need when learning French. Words are tools for life. And a Collins dictionary makes them work for you.
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • A sharp, funny grammar guide they’ll actually want to read, from Random House’s longtime copy chief... [Read More]
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • A sharp, funny grammar guide they’ll actually want to read, from Random House’s longtime copy chief and one of Twitter’s leading language gurus NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY O: THE OPRAH MAGAZINE AND SHELF AWARENESS “Essential (and delightful!)”—People We all write, all the time: books, blogs, emails. Lots and lots of emails. And we all want to write better. Benjamin Dreyer is here to help. As Random House’s copy chief, Dreyer has upheld the standards of the legendary publisher for more than two decades. He is beloved by authors and editors alike—not to mention his followers on social media—for deconstructing the English language with playful erudition. Now he distills everything he has learned from the myriad books he has copyedited and overseen into a useful guide not just for writers but for everyone who wants to put their best prose foot forward. As authoritative as it is amusing, Dreyer’s English offers lessons on punctuation, from the underloved semicolon to the enigmatic en dash; the rules and nonrules of grammar, including why it’s OK to begin a sentence with “And” or “But” and to confidently split an infinitive; and why it’s best to avoid the doldrums of the Wan Intensifiers and Throat Clearers, including “very,” “rather,” “of course,” and the dreaded “actually.” Dreyer will let you know whether “alright” is all right (sometimes) and even help you brush up on your spelling—though, as he notes, “The problem with mnemonic devices is that I can never remember them.” And yes: “Only godless savages eschew the series comma.” Chockful of advice, insider wisdom, and fun facts, this book will prove to be invaluable to everyone who wants to shore up their writing skills, mandatory for people who spend their time editing and shaping other people’s prose, and—perhaps best of all—an utter treat for anyone who simply revels in language. Praise for Dreyer’s English “Playful, smart, self-conscious, and personal . . . One encounters wisdom and good sense on nearly every page of Dreyer’s English.”—The Wall Street Journal “Destined to become a classic.”—The Millions “Dreyer can help you . . . with tips on punctuation and spelling. . . . Even better: He’ll entertain you while he’s at it.”—Newsday (What to Read This Week)
An encyclopedic view of the planet, this comprehensive visual reference is a guide to the world's continents, regions, and countries with more than... [Read More]
An encyclopedic view of the planet, this comprehensive visual reference is a guide to the world's continents, regions, and countries with more than 90 maps and detailed fact files on every nation. Use Essential World Atlas, 9th Edition to see different views of the globe through a series of thematic maps detailing the political and physical world, time zones, the global economy, populations, languages, climates, and regional conflicts. The high-definition maps were created using the latest digital techniques and satellite data. Covering 80,000 geographical places, the topic maps cover everything from land use to industry. Look up key statistics using data profiles, stay in the know with a glossary of geographic terms, and easily find the information you need with an index comprised of more than 20,000 entries. Fully revised and updated to reflect recent geopolitical changes, Essential World Atlas, 9th Edition is a reference perfect for work, home, or school that truly lives up to its name and sets new standards in cartographic excellence.
A thoroughly revised and updated edition of Thomas C. Foster’s classic guide—a lively and entertaining introduction to literature and... [Read More]
A thoroughly revised and updated edition of Thomas C. Foster’s classic guide—a lively and entertaining introduction to literature and literary basics, including symbols, themes and contexts, that shows you how to make your everyday reading experience more rewarding and enjoyable. While many books can be enjoyed for their basic stories, there are often deeper literary meanings interwoven in these texts. How to Read Literature Like a Professor helps us to discover those hidden truths by looking at literature with the eyes—and the literary codes-of the ultimate professional reader, the college professor. What does it mean when a literary hero is traveling along a dusty road? When he hands a drink to his companion? When he’s drenched in a sudden rain shower? Ranging from major themes to literary models, narrative devices and form, Thomas C. Foster provides us with a broad overview of literature—a world where a road leads to a quest, a shared meal may signify a communion, and rain, whether cleansing or destructive, is never just a shower-and shows us how to make our reading experience more enriching, satisfying, and fun. This revised edition includes new chapters, a new preface and epilogue, and incorporates updated teaching points that Foster has developed over the past decade.