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Sneeze!

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There's something in the air--pollen, dust mites, mold spores, dust, goose down, cat hair, pepper, flu viruses, and bright light--that's causing these nine kids to sneeze. Vivid, full color micrographs show the pesky allergens and irritants that cause the sneeze reflex, while simple scientific text explains how the impulse to sneeze is created inside the body. Glossary and other resources included.
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Story Starters (USED)

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What If . . .
. . . every classmate passed the bar exam--except one?
. . . the killer left a calling card--the ace of spades?
. . . she was a sleeping beauty--
but it wasn't prince's kiss that woke her up?
. . .he had history of obsessive behavior--
and then he developed a passion for. . .

Thousands of Stories Are Just Waiting to be Told--By You

If you have the passion and energy to write fiction, but have trouble finding an idea and getting started, this is the perfect book for you. Lou Willett Stanek has helped scores of new authors in her acclaimed writing workshops--and now she shows you how to look and listen, how to find stories and begin shaping them like a writer.

Here's how to find inspiration from neighbors and strangers, reshape classic tales, cull current events and use other tricks of the writing trade so effectively you'll soon find yourself brimming with ideas, your imagination revved to its full potential. Begin with a snippet of overheard conversation, an unexpected event, a simple character trait, a place, a problem--Ms. Stanek teaches you to get past "what really happened" and reinvent reality in ways that will astound and delight you, and hold a reader's attention.

Here too are hundreds of "what-ifs," simple situations you can guide to endlessly different conclusions--and use to learn new ways to fashion plot, describe character, develop conflict, paint with language, create a setting, employ flashbacks, build suspense, and much, much more. For every writer who could use a jump-start, from novice to pro, here is a book that will help you keep the faith and. . .

Get Started!

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Study Power: Study Skills to Improve Your Learning and Your Grades (USED)

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Easy-to-use self-teaching manual teaches students from elementary to medical school develope vital skills that help in every stage of learning.

Successful Aproaches to RTI: Collaborative Practices for Improving k-12 Literacy (USED)

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In contrast to existing resources that focus on defining RTI or that take a learning disability identification perspective, this first-of-its-kind book describes successful, evidence-based RTI approaches and then shows them in action in real schools and districts.
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Superior Person's Second Book of Weird and Wondrous Words (USED)

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The Superior Person's Book of Words (over 100,000 hardcover copies in print). In the words of the author, The format and the objectives are the same as before. I wish to equip the person in the street with new and better verbal weapons. Features 600 words. 15 line illustrations.
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Surviving the Cost of College

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Surviving the Cost of College Revised Edition with the 2018 Tax Reform Bill is an essential down to earth, parent to parent, financial planning guide that provides a comprehensive list of options and strategies to pay for college. Surviving covers: -Financial planning around the FAFSA Federal Formula with long and short term financial strategies to reduce your Expected Family Contribution and increase financial aid. -A complete review of federal aid, loans and institutional scholarships. -An explanation of the four major tax deductions available to parents. -How to find a college that will give you the most money. -How to protect your assets from being consumed by FAFSA. -Eight quick options to reduce college costs. -How to prepare for and complete the FAFSA and PROFILE applications quickly and stress free. Surviving is the companion book to survivingthecostofcollege.com

The "How to" Grants Manual; Successful Grantseeking Techniques for Obtaining Public and Private Grants (USED)

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The Arab World Handbook (USED)

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This handbook presents the Arab world's way of life and prevailing attitudes, including the people's customs, language, religion and values. The chapter on etiquette explains how to behave and read the signs in a variety of circumstances. The book also includes: advice on planning and conducting a visit to the Arab world; advice on making a temporary home in the Arab world; and essential phrases and basic vocabulary.
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The Bedford Handbook (USED)

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Three main challenges faced me as I prepared this fifth edition of "The Bedford Handbook." First, because today's computer-age students want quick access to information, preferably through visuals, I hoped to simplify the book's reference system and enliven it with icons. Second, because technology has changed composing behaviors so dramatically over the past four years, I looked forward to bringing the book into the electronic age. And, finally, because many instructors assign writing based on one or two sources (rather than on personal experience or many sources), I wanted to emphasize text-based writing early in the book, not just in later sections.
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The Book of Gambling Games (USED)

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This fat, pocket-sized guide explains the rules and strategies of more games of chance than any other book. Three basic forms of gambling receive close analysis: those like horse racing, which rely on knowledge, judgment, and skill; games such as roulette that demand a knowledge of the rules of pure chance; and diversions that combine luck and skill, including poker. Dice, tile games, and dominoes are covered, too.
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The Chicago Manual of Style: The Essential Guide for Writers, Editors and Publishers (USED)

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Here is the thoroughly revised and updated edition of the one essential reference for all who work with words - writers, editors, proof-readers, indexers, copywriters, designers, and publishers.

Almost 200 pages longer than its predecessor, this edition reflects nearly every significant change in style, usage, procedure, and technology. It is easier to use, richer in illustrative examples, and informed everywhere by the presence of computers in publishing, from manuscript preparation to editing, typesetting, indexing, design, and printing.

The result of more than a decade's worth of continuous editing and revision, the changes to this edition fall into two broad categories. First are the changes designed to make the Manual's editorial guidelines more systematic, more inclusive, more reflective of contemporary usage, and more accessible. There are major revisions in the chapter on quotations, which features a fuller discussion of speech and alternative punctuation; in the chapter on names and terms, expanded treatment of nationalities, tribes, and races; a reorganized chapter on foreign languages, with a new section on Hebrew; and a revised and enlarged tabular spelling guide for compound words and words with prefixes and suffixes. The most thoroughly revised portion of the Manual is the section on documentation. What was scattered across three chapters is now more logically and concisely presented in two. Chapter 15 now covers the humanities style of documentation, and chapter 16, the author-date style preferred in the natural and social sciences. Notes and bibliographic entries, text citations and reference-list entries are discussed separately, and there are many examples ofways to cite a range of material - from medieval documents to computer programs, with guidelines for citing data bases, network billboards, and other electronic documents. The other set of changes emphasizes new developments in publishing, from new technologies for composition, design, pr

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The College Girl's Guide to Everything (USED)

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Want to know a secret about life in college?

Everyone--from the social butterfly in freshman orientation to the top student in Bio 101--feels a little unsure about the college experience. And that's completely normal! In fact, everyone could use a little help sometimes, especially in their first year. We know, because we've been there.

But don't worry: We have you covered! From the day you set foot on campus until the day you wear a cap and gown, get advice from a source you can trust: the expert and diverse team of all--star college students and recent grads behind U Chic.

Campus Living -- managing roommate relationships, and settling in that first semester
Academics -- schedules, majors, academic resources, and strategies for staying on top of your studies
Social Life -- tips and tricks on making friends, getting involved, and finding love in the age of apps
Health & Safety -- partying smart, coping with the winter blues, and knowing when to ask for help
College Perks -- internships, study abroad, spring break, and more!

Plus! A brand new chapter on being a non--traditional student--its challenges, its joys, and how you can take charge of your college experience.

We've got answers to your most burning college questions and tons of practical tips to ensure that you have the best four years of your life.

We Are Supporting 1,000 Dreams: Every copy of U Chic sold helps fund scholarships for high school-- and college--aged women with big dreams. Learn more about U Chic's 1,000 Dreams mission at UChic.com.

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The Complete Guide to Book Marketing (USED)

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This guide to all aspects of book marketing emphasizes practical strategies for reaching the largest possible markets and shows publishers how to create cost-effective programmes suitable to their individual titles. Chapters cover: building a publishing identity; knowing your audience and cultivating feedback from them; creating an attractive book package; distributor partnerships; marketing to libraries; selling on the Internet and other non-bookstore sales; developing a strong public relations strategy; and implementing an effective publicity campaign. An appendix provides a marketing timeline and checklist, a list of helpful organizations and useful tools of the book trade, plus sample press releases, direct mail letters and pitch letters.

The Complete Idiot's Guide to Learning Sign Language (USED)

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According to the American Sign Language Institute, American Sign Language is the fourth most used language in the United States. Since the passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act in 1990, a new era of communication between hearing and deaf communities has formed, and education systems from grade schools through university level have offered classes on signing. This comprehensive guide to using and understanding American Sign Language intended for both the hearing impaired, their friends and families, and the millions who have always wanted to know how to do it includes simple instruction on the alphabet, the hand symbols, what to do in cases of miscommunication, and listings of institutes and courses, as well as clear line drawings throughout.
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The Constitution of the Bill of Rights (USED)

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Accounts of Shays' Rebellion, the Articles of Confederation, the call for a Federal Convention, key excerpts from the Virginia Plan, and notes recorded by James Madison provide the background to the framing of the U.S. Constitution and the Bill of Rights. This volume also includes documents from Washington, Franklin, Jay, Hamilton, and others.

The Constitution of the United States of America with Commentary by Chief Justice Warren Burger and Other Leading Americans (USED)

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The Essentials of Academic Writing (USED)

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The Essentials of Academic Writing is a brief rhetoric that focuses on the process of writing academic essays for college courses. The text provides a complete overview of the writing process, with concise, nuts-and-bolts coverage of researching, planning, drafting, documenting, revising, and proofreading academic papers. A sample student essay serves as a case study to illustrate each part of the process and an anthology of 19 academic essays covering a variety of disciplines and topics provides good models for student writing. As part of the English Essentials Series, this affordable title is a valuable and cost-effective rhetoric for freshman composition students and reference for students writing in all their college disciplines.

The Human Body and the Law (USED)

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The Little Know-How Book; Everything You Need to Know to Get by in Life (USED)

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From changing a tire to figuring a tip, correctly flossing teeth to programming a VCR, building a fire to jumpstarting a car, the author of The Fear of Cooking explains and illustrates 100 basic life skills with humor and clarity. 40 line drawings.

The Miniature Book of Napkin Folding (USED)

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The Norton Anthology of English Literature; The Major Authors/ 7th Edition w. Media Companion and CD-ROM (USED)

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The Nuts and Bolts of College Writing (USED)

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OUT OF PRINT EDITION - 2nd Edition now available

"With concision and wit, Harvey shows college students how to write papers that are clear, cogent--and also stylish." --James Miller, Editor, Dædalus
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The Oxford Dictionary of Modern Quotations (USED)

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Winston Churchill and Franklin D. Roosevelt, Marcel Proust and Virginia Woolf, Martin Luther King and John F. Kennedy, Louis Armstrong and Mae West, Woody Allen and Dorothy Parker--these are but a few of the figures who have given voice to our century's most memorable quotations. Now, in The Oxford Dictionary of Modern Quotations, A.J. Augarde gathers together 6,000 of the best known quotes from our time, drawn from novels, plays, poems, essays, speeches, films, radio and television, songs, and even advertisements.
Here readers will find the history-making quotes, from Churchill's stirring wartime speeches ("Never in the field of human conflict was so much owed by so many to so few"), to Neville Chamberlain's infamous "Peace for our time," to Spiro T. Agnew's outrageous "If you've seen one city slum you've seen them all." On the lighter side, readers will enjoy such wits as Woody Allen ("It's not that I'm afraid to die. I just don't want to be there when it happens"), Fran Lebowitz ("Food is an important part of a balanced diet"), and Dorothy Parker ("This is not a novel to be tossed aside lightly. It should be thrown with great force"). There are generous excerpts from literature, from the novels of Hemingway and Joyce, the poetry of Auden, Eliot, and Pound, the plays of Lillian Hellman and Anita Loos, and the lyrics of Irving Berlin and Cole Porter ("In olden days a glimpse of stocking / Was looked on as something shocking / Now, heaven knows, / Anything goes"). Augarde also includes famous book titles (such as Shepherd Mead's "How To Succeed in Business Without Really Trying"), song titles (Larry Morey's "Whistle While You Work"), even cartoon captions (Bill Maudlin's wartime "I feel like a fugitive from the law of averages"). And of course, the book brims with wisdom, from Count Ciano's "Victory has a hundred fathers, but defeat is an orphan," to Lord Morley's "You have not converted a man because you have silenced him," to Alfred Adler's "It is always easier to fight for one's principles than to live up to them." Designed both for reference and for browsing, the Dictionary arranges quotations in alphabetical order by author, with attributions after each quote so that readers can explore the original quotes in context. In addition, the index helps the reader trace quotations from their most important keywords, so that if you know the quote but not the author, you can still find it easily.
Whether you want to find out who first used the expression "a walk on the wild side" (it was Nelson Algren) or simply enjoy discovering fine turns of phrase or witty remarks (such as Beatrice Lillie's off-the-cuff comment to a waiter who spilled soup on her dress: "Never darken my Dior again"), The Oxford Dictionary of Modern Quotations offers a unique view of the twentieth century through some of its most memorable lines.

The Presenter's Fieldbook: A Practical Guide (USED)

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The Read-Aloud Book (USED)

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The classic million-copy bestselling handbook on reading aloud to children--revised and updated

Recommended by "Dear Abby" upon its first publication in 1982, millions of parents and educators have turned to Jim Trelease's beloved classic for more than three decades to help countless children become avid readers through awakening their imaginations and improving their language skills. It has also been a staple in schools of education for new teachers. This updated edition of The Read-Aloud Handbook discusses the benefits, the rewards, and the importance of reading aloud to children of a new generation. Supported by delightful anecdotes as well as the latest research (including the good and bad news on digital learning), The Read-Aloud Handbook offers proven techniques and strategies for helping children discover the pleasures of reading and setting them on the road to becoming lifelong readers.

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The RV-er's Bible (USED)

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"The RVer's Bible" is the ultimate guide to living and traveling in a recreational vehicle. From purchasing, maintaining, and driving the rig to navigating the emotional pitfalls of life on the road, this handbook covers all the bases including: Buying and equipping your RV -- and how not to overpay; Safety checks and driving school; Campgrounds and stopping places; Caravans and clubs; Tips on saving money on the road; The RV chef and much more! Avid RVers, Kim and Sunny Baker took their first trip in 1976 and have been traveling together, living full time and part time in RVs, through four seasons and three countries.
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The School Law Handbook (USED)

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A parent objects to a curriculum that includes a unit on Greek gods, arguing that it violates the separation of church and state. As a teacher or administrator, how should you respond? This type of issue is one most educators will have to confront eventually, in addition to other hot-button issues such as zero-tolerance policies, drug and alcohol testing, and prayer in schools. The School Law Handbook is designed to enable educators to confront such issues with information, insight, and initiative. The issues are organized into five areas: the school environment, Constitutional issues, students, personnel, and accountability. Within each area are several chapters, each beginning with a realistic scenario followed by legal and practical analyses of the situation. Armed with this knowledge of the parameters governing each scenario, educators can more effectively manage their responses, asking and answering the key questions: - What are the legal boundaries? - What is the district policy related to this issue? - What are the potential strategies for resolution? In this era of unparalleled public scrutiny, The School Law Handbook is essential reading for all school personnel.
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The Teacher Book (USED)

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In February 1999, Bobbi Fisher sent an email to a group of teachers nationwide, asking two main questions: "What are some of the specific stresses in your teaching situation and how do you deal with them?" and "When are the times that you feel the most joy in your teaching?" The response was overwhelming. From that mailing, along with subsequent ones to several hundred other teachers, this book grew.

At the heart of Part I are the teachers' own words - their insights into their personal and professional lives, organized around their joys and pains, obstacles and opportunities, with Bobbi's thoughtful commentary interwoven throughout. The teachers express concerns about the current emphasis on standards, testing, and the problems these initiatives have created for themselves and their students. They explain how they balance time for others with time for themselves - and remain resilient in the process. Many talk about the importance of faith in their lives and how it helps them to achieve their goals.

In Part II, Bobbi explores some specific strategies for achieving balance that she's shared with teachers throughout the country, in presentations and workshops - finding comfort in friends, tapping our childhood experiences, being open to spirituality (however you define it). She also provides reflection sections with writing activities to help you set priorities and stick to them. Completing the book is a bibliography of resources that teachers have found helpful in their quest for fulfillment.

The Teacher Book is a book for all teachers and administrators. You will find affirmation, inspiration, and encouragement as you search for balance in your personal and professional life.

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The Ultimate Cartoon Book of Book Cartoons by th World's Greatest Cartoonists (USED)

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This exuberant collection of cartoons is an enthusiastic love letter to books and bookstores. The cartoons celebrate and critique the literary world through the work of thirty-three of the masters of cartoon art, including Sam Gross, Roz Chast, Arnie Levin, Danny Shanahan, Peter Steiner, Mick Stevens, Nick Downes, Liza Donnelly, Bob Mankoff, and Michael Maslin. Many of the cartoons have been published in the New Yorker, while others are published here for the first time.
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The Wellness Encyclopedia of Food and Nutrition (USED)

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Eating right is the most crucial step that men and women of any age can take to protect their overall health. Yet most consumers remain confused about nutrition, and newspapers and magazines often get the facts wrong. How many carrots will supply your daily dose of beta carotene? How can you boost your iron intake without increasing the amount of red meat in your diet? Which has more vitamin C, an orange or a glass of orange juice? Are all shellfish high in cholesterol? Here are straightforward - and often surprising - answers to these and hundreds of other questions on how to choose and use foods for maximum taste and nutritional value. This comprehensive, quick-reference encyclopedia covers every type of whole, fresh food found in supermarkets, specialty shops, and health food stores. It also presents the latest information on what makes up a healthy diet and on the connection between diet and disease prevention. Each entry shows you how to select the freshest high-quality foods, and how to store and cook them (Did you know that thumping a melon is useless as a test for ripeness? Or that you should never store potatoes in the refrigerator?) Highlighted nutritional profiles display key nutrients at a glance. Throughout the book, you'll find charts and boxes filled with tips, advice, and fascinating facts. And there are literally hundreds of delicious serving suggestions for main dishes, snacks, desserts, and more - all proving that a healthy diet isn't a matter of limiting your choices, but of increasing the variety of foods you eat. Every fact draws on the expertise of the School of Public Health at the University of California at Berkeley - an institution at the forefront ofexamining the link between diet and health, and the authority behind the nation's leading health newsletter, the University of California at Berkeley Wellness Letter. The result is an up-to-date reference source that you can turn to with the utmost confidence.

The World's Greatest Buildings (USED)

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The Worst-Case Scenario Survival Handbook (USED)

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Thinking About Teaching and Learning (USED)

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Here is a compelling read for every teacher in higher education who wants to refresh or reexamine his or her classroom practice.

Building on the insights offered by recent discoveries about the biological basis of learning, and on his own thought-provoking definitions of teaching, learning and education, the author proceeds to the practical details of instruction that teachers are most interested in--the things that make or break teaching.

Practical and thoughtful, and based on forty years of teaching, wide reading and much reflection, Robert Leamnson provides teachers with a map to develop their own teaching philosophy, and effective nuts-and-bolts advice.

His approach is particularly useful for those facing a cohort of first year students less prepared for college and university. He is concerned to develop in his students habits and skills that will equip them for a lifetime of learning.

He is especially alert to the psychology of students. He also understands, and has experienced, the typical frustration and exasperation teachers feel when students ingeniously elude their teachers' loftiest goals and strategies. Most important, he has good advice about how to cope with the challenge.

This guide will appeal to college teachers in all disciplines.
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Top Careers for History Graduates (USED)

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The research skills and knowledge gained whilst studying history are assets that can be used to land a wide variety of rewarding jobs - both common and uncommon - in a number of industries. And because the future is important, even for those who study the past, anyone considering a degree in history, working toward one, or already having earned their degree will welcome a little help in mapping out their future. This detailed guide provides all the information needed to transform a history degree into a satisfying job, exploring everything from reasons to major in history to what types of jobs are available and how much they pay. what one can expect from a major in history, and how to get from high school to a history-related job. Special topics covered in sidebars include top history graduate programs in the United States, famous history graduates, and new trends in the field of history. In-depth profiles of the top jobs follow. Interviews with professionals in the field are also included. aides, cultural advisers, FBI agents, foreign service officers, librarians, marketing research analysts, tour guides and writers.

Victorian Interior Decoration American Interiors 1830-1900 (USED)

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A look at the way American Victorian houses were decorated during the nineteenth century provides information on how to recreate the same effects.

Vocabulary Workshop

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Webster's Dictionary (USED)

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Webster's Large Print Dictionary (USED)

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Webster's New Dictionary and Thesaurus (USED)

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Webster's New Esential Reference Set

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A complete reference library for home, school or office.

This handy reference set includes three useful resources: the fifth edition of the paperback Webster's New World Dictionary, Webster's New Roget's Thesaurus, and Webster's New Essential Writer's Companion. For use at home, in school, or at the office, these authoritative works are an ideal addition to any desk. The Webster's New World Dictionary has been completely updated, with over 1,200 new words and senses that reflect recent developments in the sciences, technology, and popular culture. Clear, straightforward definitions are supplemented by pronunciations, inflections of irregular verbs and plural nouns, and selected etymologies. In the Webster's New Roget's Thesaurus, entries are arranged alphabetically. Complete synonym groups allow the user to see all the possible word choices in one place. Each synonym is cross-referenced to a category index that groups words related or opposite in meaning. Webster's New Essential Writer's Companion is a helpful guide to the mechanics of good writing, with sections on grammar, punctuation, style, usage, and proofreading. Additional advice on constructing logical sentences and paragraphs shows how to build a convincing overall argument. These three books are an essential resource to enhancing use of the English language.
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Webster's New World Pocket Thesaurus 2nd Edition

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A small, conveniently sized thesaurus for quick, easy look-ups

Revised and enlarged, this handy bestseller is now an even greater value. Thousands of new entries for synonyms, antonyms, and idioms help readers choose their words with real confidence. Alphabetically organized, this is a genuine thesaurus that is authoritative, dependable, and easy to use.

Welcome to Ancient Greece (USED)

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Western Reptiles and Amphibians, Peterson's Field Guide

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This guide covers all the species of reptiles and amphibians found in western North America. More than 650 full-color paintings and photographs show key details for making accurate identifications. Color range maps give species' distributions. Important information on conservation efforts and survival status rounds out the detailed species descriptions.

What to Do in an Emergency

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What to Say and How to Say It: Models of speeches and letters for the person engaged in community, lodge, civic, union and all other public and group functions

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Here is a compact, practical and conveniently arranged manual to meet the requirements of every person engaged in community or public activities. It will also prove invaluable to clubs, lodges, unions, associations, PTA's, schools, churches, and similar organizations.

What to Say and How To Say It For All Occasions stands out as the only comprehensive and modern book devoted to guiding the participant in community or public activities in drafting resolutions, composing inscriptions, writing a testimonial, running a testimonial dinner, preparing a eulogy, or the like. Books on public speaking have for their function the teaching of the principles of speaking. This book not only explains how to speak, but what to say for the most frequently occurring occasions. It supplies a valuable, working tool which those in public activities need.

The forms and models which are presented as illustrations throughout the book, stripped of excess verbiage, are ones which have been tested through use. They cover a broad field of activities, and are made complete by the insertion of names and organizations. Enough models are presented to enable the speaker or writer to make several choices, and care has been taken to help the reader to alter or modify them to suit his personality or the needs of the particular situation. A thorough index enables the reader to quickly find what he needs.

What Your Birthday Reveals About You (USED)

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When Did It Happen? (USED)

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Whistlin Dixie (USED)

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Baring the soul of the South, this book contains 3,500 Southern-fried words and expressions. Hendrickson deciphers the Southern dialect in a carefully documented, yet anecdotal fashion. For word buffs, academics and professionals, this invaluable reference has humor . . . some bawdiness . . . and the ability to stimulate thought and discussion.--Booklist.
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Whole Truth: A Compendium of Myths, Mistakes and Misconceptions (USED)

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Did you really think that...
Elephants are afraid of mice?
Napoleon was short?
The croissant originated in France?
It's bad enough that the world is full of half-truths, misassumptions, and little white lies. It's even worse when most people believe them and pass them on. "The Whole Truth" sets the record straight by debunking hundreds of common misconceptions in categories such as animals, history, origins, people, places, and science & health.
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Why Do We Say It? (USED)

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How did lollypops get their name? What's long about a longshoreman? Why do we pass the buck? The answers are in this fascinating volume. The intriguing origins of hundreds of unusual words and expressions are here, organized in a handy alphabetical format. Useful for reference and fun just for browsing, this book is also a great way to expand your vocabulary and enjoy doing it. The hardcover edition makes a wonderful gift for readers and writers, scholars and students. Uncover the mysteries of the modern English language and share the facts and trivia with your family and friends.