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The Last Unknowns: Deep, Elegant, Profound Unanswered Questions About the Universe, the Mind, the Future of Civilization,…

Description The Last Unknowns: Deep, Elegant, Profound Unanswered Questions About the Universe, the Mind, the Future of Civilization, and the Meaning of Life Featuring a foreword by DANIEL KAHNEMAN, Nobel Prize-winning author of Thinking, Fast and Slow This is a little book of profound questions—unknowns that address the secrets of our world, our civilization, the meaning of life. Here are the deepest riddles that have fascinated, obsessed, and haunted the greatest thinkers of our time, including Nobel laureates, cosmologists, philosophers, economists, prize-winning novelists, religious scholars, and more than 250 leading scientists, artists, and theorists. In The Last Unknowns, John Brockman, publisher of Edge.org, asks “a...

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British Sign Language For Dummies

Description Learn British Sign Language quickly and easily with this essential guide and CD-Rom This lively guide introduces the key hand shapes and gestures you need to communicate in British Sign Language. The illustrations depict both the actions and facial expressions used to sign accurately, while the companion CD-Rom features real-life BSL conversations in action to further your understanding. With these practical tools, you’ll become an expert signer in no time! British Sign Language For Dummies includes: Starting to sign – learn about Deaf communication and practise simple signs to get you going Learning everyday BSL – develop the grammar and vocabulary skills that are the building blocks...

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Speak Up!: An Illustrated Guide to Public Speaking, Third Edition

Description An introduction to public speaking that’s smart, compelling, fun, and affordable, Speak Up offers great writing and examples, strong coverage of course topics, practical guidelines for creating effective presentations, and hundreds of custom-drawn illustrations that bring speech concepts to life.  This new edition adapts Speak Up to the emerging world of virtual meetings, vlogs, digital platforms, and e-learning with new coverage throughout that helps students develop and deliver presentations online. Speak Up takes advantage of the media by integrating speech video and assessment right into the book, modeling techniques and helping students apply their knowledge to their own speeches. Access is automatic and includes more than 200 video clips, the...

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A Dictionary of Basic Japanese Grammar

Description A Dictionary of Basic Japanese Grammar conveniently summarizes introductory grammar knowledge into dictionary format. Student acquires a knowledge of basic grammar in more than provided by textbook descriptions, learning the difference between similar grammatical representations, and a review of basic grammar. Download Links Server 1  | Server 2 (Size 22.4 MB)

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Teach Yourself Korean

Description Using both book and CDs, Teach Yourself Korean is the course for anyone who wants to progress quickly from the basics to understanding, speaking and writing Korean with confidence. Although aimed at those with no previous knowledge, it is equally suitable for anyone wishing to brush up existing knowledge for a holiday or business trip. Key structures and vocabulary are introduced in 14 thematic units progressing from introducing yourself and dealing with everyday situations to travelling and making complaints. The emphasis is on communication throughout with important language structures introduced through dialogues on the accompanying recording. The dialogues focus on real-life situations which feature...

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The Complete Guide to ACT Reading

Description Contrary to popular belief, the ACT Reading Comprehension section is not simply a test of speed but also one of logic.The Complete Guide to ACT Reading combines fundamentals of comprehension with test-taking techniques to explain how to maximize your score by approaching the test strategically. Includes: -Extensive strategies for managing time throughout the Reading Comprehension section both as a whole and on each passage/question set. -An in-depth explanation of skimming techniques — learn to focus on the most important parts of a passage without getting lost in the details, and to locate key information more rapidly as you work through the questions. -An overview of...

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Grammar Crammer: How to Write Perfect Sentences

Description The Grammar Crammer is a concise, sensible grammar handbook that explains lucidly how to remember correct word forms and sentence structures. Useful as a reference tool for high school and beyond, it packs an entire grammar encyclopedia into just over a hundred pages. Download Links Server 1  | Server 2 (Size 3.7 MB)

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The Basics of Media Writing: A Strategic Approach

Description The Basics of Media Writing: A Strategic Approach helps readers develop the essential writing skills and professional habits needed to succeed in 21st-century media careers. This research-driven, strategy-based media writing textbook digs deeply into how media professionals think and write in journalism, public relations, advertising, and other forms of strategic communication. Authors Scott A. Kuehn and Andrew Lingwall have created two comprehensive writing models to help students overcome their problems in finding and developing story topics by giving them “starting points” to begin writing. The Professional Strategy Triangle model shows students how to think critically about the audience, the situation, and the message before starting a news story or...

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Grammar Rules!: For Students, Parents, & Teachers : A Straightforward Approach to Basic English Grammar and Writing Skills

Description This comprehensive book provides 40 units filled with lessons and practices. Each of the 40 units is divided into 4 sections: Parts of Speech – Students learn to recognize parts of speech through writing and analysis. Mechanics – Rules and common errors associated with each part of speech are explained. This section reinforces student’s understanding of the previous section, and addresses mistakes most often made by students in writing tests, such as the SAT. Diagramming – Teaches students the structure of language and the relationships among words, phrases, and clauses, while building on what was taught in the previous sections. Proofreading – Teaches students...

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Oxford Dictionary of English, Second Edition, Revised

Description The Oxford Dictionary of English is at the forefront of language research, focusing on English as it is used today, informed by the most up-to-date evidence from the largest language research programme in the world, including the 800-million-word Oxford English Corpus. This revised edition includes hundreds of brand-new words and senses, as well as up-to-date encyclopedic information, and extensive appendices covering topics such as countries, heads of state, and chemical elements. Download Links Server 1  | Server 2 (Size 32.5 MB)