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The Elements of Style, Fourth Edition

by William Strunk, Jr. & E.B. White

The Elements of Style is a prescriptive American English writing style guide in numerous editions. The original was composed by William Strunk Jr., in 1918, and published by Harcourt, in 1920, comprising eight...


Mike Royko: The Chicago Tribune Collection 1984-1997

by Mike Royko & John Kass

Mike Royko: The Chicago Tribune Collection 19841997 is an expansive new volume of the longtime Chicago news legend?s work. Encompassing thousands of his columns, all of which originally appeared in the Chicago...


Bridging the Vernacular Gap

by Monica Augustina Zhekov & Silviu Rogobete

Constructing Suitable Devices for Preservation of the Young Adults' English Vernacular into the Romanian Translation of Catcall is an applied research that proposes innovative linguistics devices to assist the...


Doing Effective Fieldwork

by Elia Shabani Mligo, Zorodzai Dube & Loreen Maseno

We live in a context of change, whereby postmodernity shapes our understanding and our searching for truth. Postmodernity dictates not only what kind of results we obtain in our researches, but also on the ways...


Gossip Girl

by Lori Bindig

Gossip Girl: A Critical Understanding provides a critical analysis of The CW’s hit teen television drama Gossip Girl. Lori Bindig analyzes episodes as a set of media texts that blur the boundaries between...


Say What You Really Mean!

by Debra Johanyak

Most of us claim to value honesty and openness in communication, but we often settle for insincerity and ambiguity. We valiantly try to say what we mean, all the while using words, attitudes, and expressions...


Managing Copyright in Higher Education

by Donna L. Ferullo

As more and more colleges and universities establish copyright offices and/or assign the responsibilities of copyright education and advisory services to specific individuals within the institution, many times...


Using iPhones, iPads, and iPods

by Matthew Connolly & Tony Cosgrave

Apple Inc. has sold more than 500 million iPhones, iPads, and iPod Touches and library patrons are increasingly coming to libraries with the expectation that their Apple devices will work flawlessly with library...


Preparing Children for Reading Success

by Julia Irwin & Dina Moore

Preparing Children for Reading Success: Hands-On Activities for Librarians, Educators, and Caregivers will not only familiarize anyone who reads to young children with the essentials of promoting early and emerging...


Transnational Feminist Rhetorics and Gendered Leadership in Global Politics

by Rebecca S. Richards & Rebecca Dingo

Transnational Feminist Rhetorics and Gendered Leadership in Global Politics examines the rhetorical performances of women who hold or have held the highest office of a nation-state. This project analyzes how...


The Small Library Manager's Handbook

by Alice Graves

The Small Library Manager’s Handbook is for librarians working in all types of small libraries.

It covers the everyday nuts-and-bolts operations that all librarians must perform. Following an introduction,...


If I Were You

by L. Ron Hubbard

Does size matter? Is bigger better? That’s no small question to Tom Little—the circus midget with giant dreams.

Tom may be king of the midgets, but he’s got far grander ambitions—to become the muscleman...


The Domestication of Language

by Daniel Cloud

Language did not evolve only in the distant past. Our shared understanding of the meanings of words is ever-changing, and we make conscious, rational decisions about which words to use and what to mean by them...


From Silence to Voice

by Paola Della Valle

Before the 1970s, Maori existed in New Zealand literature as figures created by Pakeha writers. The Maori renaissance of the 1970s changed all that. Fiction writers led by Ihimaera and Grace challenged earlier...


I Wait for the Moon

by Momoko Kuroda & Abigail Friedman

Momoko Kuroda (b. 1938) is a remarkable haiku spirit and a powerfully independent Japanese woman. The one hundred poems here—her first collection in English—show her evolution as a poet, her acute lyricism,...


Information Privacy Fundamentals for Librarians and Information Professionals

by Cherie L. Givens

Information Privacy Fundamentals for Librarians and Information Professionals is tailored to the needs of librarians and information professionals. This book introduces library and information professionals...


Early Southern Sports and Sportsmen, 1830-1910

by Jacob F. Rivers

Jacob F. Rivers III has collected twenty-two classic hunting tales by twelve southern writers including Davey Crocket, Johnson J. Hooper, and Henry Clay Lewis. These stories spring not only from a genteel literary...


Not Like a Native Speaker

by Rey Chow

Although the era of European colonialism has long passed, misgivings about the inequality of the encounters between European and non-European languages persist in many parts of the postcolonial world. This unfinished...


Swahili Grammar for Introductory and Intermediate Levels

by Oswald Almasi, Michael David Fallon & Nazish Pardhan Wared

This book is intended for university students and anyone interested in learning Standard Swahili grammar as spoken in the East African Community of Tanzania, Kenya and Uganda. The most comprehensive grammar...


Usability Testing

by Rebecca Blakiston

Do you want to improve the usability of your library website, but feel that it is too difficult, time-consuming, or expensive? In this book, you will learn that in-house usability testing on a budget is not...