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The Philosophy of Style

by Herbert Spencer

Herbert Spencer was an English philosopher and prominent social theorist of the Victorian era. In his work The Philosophy of Style he argues that written language should be as easy to understand as possible,...


Understanding Semantics

by Sebastian Löbner & Sebastian Loebner

This series provides approachable, yet authoritative, introductions to all the major topics in linguistics. Ideal for students with little or no prior knowledge of linguistics, each book carefully explains the...


Grammar and Style at Your Fingertips

by Lara M. Robbins

Knowing the rules of grammar never goes out of style.

Now readers can brush up on their writing skills with just one book. This guide covers the gamut of grammar and style topics, including nouns and pronouns;...


The Art of Thinking Clearly

by Rolf Dobelli

Have you ever . . .

  • Invested time in something that, in hindsight, just wasn't worth it?
  • Paid too much in an eBay auction?
  • Continued to do something you knew was bad for you?
  • Sold stocks too late, or too...


Italian Grammar Made Easy

by Mike Zollo & Alan Wesson

The Grammar Made Easy series is ideal for complete beginners as well as for those non-linguists who have some knowledge of the language but need to know the basics of grammar to progress beyond phrasebook level....


The Art of Dramatic Writing: Its Basis in the Creative Interpretation of Human Motives

by Lajos Egri

Amid the hundreds of "how-to" books that have appeared in recent years, there have been very few which attempted to analyze the mysteries of play-construction. This book does that -- and its principles are so...


Signing: How To Speak With YOur Hands

by Elaine Phd Costello

American Sign Language is a wonderful silent language of hands, face, and body that is rich with nuance, emotion, and grace. Bantam is proud to present the newly revised Signing : How To Speak With Your Hands...


America and Americans and Selected Nonfiction

by John Steinbeck & Jackson Benson

More than four decades after his death, John Steinbeck remains one of the nation's most beloved authors. Yet few know of his career as a journalist who covered world events from the Great Depression to Vietnam....


How To Say It for Women

by Phyllis Mindell

More information to be announced soon on this forthcoming title from Penguin USA


Skills for Literary Analysis (Student): Lessons in Assessing Writing Structures

by James P. Stobaugh

This is a dialectic and logic level course that prepares students for later academic pursuits. This 35-week course presents diverse writings, from Shakespeare to Jack London, Lewis Carrol to Longfellow, and...


On Speaking Well

by Peggy Noonan

For anyone who fears the thought of writing and giving a speech--be it to business associates, or at a wedding--help is at hand. Acclaimed presidential speechwriter Peggy Noonan shares her secrets to becoming...


Story Physics: Harnessing the Underlying Forces of Storytelling

by Larry Brooks

Learn how to make your story soar!

In the physical world, gravity, force, and other elements of physics govern your abilities and can be utilized to enhance your every movement. In the world of writing, story...


Oxymoronica

by Mardy Grothe

ox-y-mor-on-i-ca (OK-se-mor-ON-uh-ca) noun, plural: Any variety of tantalizing, self-contradictory statements or observations that on the surface appear false or illogical, but at a deeper level are true, often...


Greek: An Essential Grammar

by David Holton, Peter Mackridge & Irene Philippaki-Warburton

Greek: An Essential Grammar of the Modern Language is a concise and user-friendly reference guide to the most important aspects of modern Greek.

It presents a fresh and accessible description of the language...


Html5 Mobile Websites: Turbocharging Html5 with Jquery, Sencha Touch, and Other Frameworks

by Matthew David

Build HTML5-powered mobile web experiences with the aid of development frameworks that speed the development of Native App-like experiences. Build on your foundation of HTML and JavaScript with a complete understanding...


Exploring English Grammar: From Formal to Functional

by Caroline Coffin, Jim Donohue & Sarah North

This engaging textbook bridges the gap between traditional and functional grammar. Starting with a traditional approach, students will develop a firm grasp of traditional tools for analysis and learn how SFG...


Defining Twilight: Vocabulary Workbook for Unlocking the SAT, ACT, GED, and SSAT

by Brian Leaf

Can you resist the allure of Edward’s myriad charms—his ocher eyes and tousled hair, the cadence of his speech, his chiseled alabaster skin, and his gratuitous charm? Will you hunt surreptitiously and tolerate...


English Grammar Essentials For Dummies

by Wendy M. Anderson, Geraldine Woods & Lesley J. Ward

The fun and easy way to learn essential grammar rules, common usage errors, and other key concepts in the English language

Understanding the rules of English is key to being an effective communicator—at work,...


Arabic: An Essential Grammar

by Faruk Abu-Chacra

Arabic: An Essential Grammar is an up-to-date and practical reference guide to the most important aspects of the language. Suitable for beginners, as well as intermediate students, this book offers a strong...


It's the Way You Say It: Becoming Articulate, Well-Spoken, and Clear

by Carol Fleming

NEW EDITION, REVISED AND UPDATED The must-have book for everyone who wants to be heard. More than just a book on business speech, it looks at the range of common communication mistakes--from repeating oneself...