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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 Roget's Pocket Thesaurus

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More than just a list of synonyms, this handy reference explains important differences among related words and offers thousands of example sentences to show meaning in context. No other pocket thesaurus gives you as much help in choosing the exact word for every purpose.
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Webster's New Roget's Thesaurus, Office Edition

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Webster's New Roget's Thesaurus will help you choose the right word every time. Clear and accurate definitions, a complete alphabetical listing of all synonyms, and a unique category index of related words and words of opposite meaning make this the most accessible and easy-to-use thesaurus available.
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Webster's New World College Dictionary 5th Edition

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Newly updated for 2018, Webster's New World(R) College Dictionary is the most comprehensive, up-to-date college dictionary available.

Webster's New World(R) College Dictionary, Fifth Edition, presents the very best a college dictionary can offer, with all the user-friendly qualities that have distinguished the Webster's New World(R) name for decades. With hundreds of revisions and additions, this 2018 edition is perfect for at school, the office, or home. The dictionary features a clear and accessible defining style, authoritative guidance on usage and style points, includes extensive coverage of 12,000 Americanisms, and much more.

It is a favorite of newsrooms and copyeditors nationwide, and it is the official dictionary of The Associated Press Stylebook and The New York Times. Webster's New World(R) College Dictionary is collaborating with The Associated Press Stylebook Online to offer a combined service. Please see www.apstylebook.com for details.
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Webster's New World Dictionary

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We define your world.(R) Now completely updated with over 1,200 new words and senses.

Based on the authoritative Webster's New World(R) College Dictionary, Fifth Edition, this new edition of the paperback Webster's New World Dictionary has been completely updated; every single entry has been reviewed and revised as necessary. Over 1,200 new words and senses, such as bioethics, ciabatta, paywall, and selfie, reflect recent developments in the sciences, technology, and popular culture. Hundreds of example phrases enhance the definitions, usage guidance provides grammatical advice, and a table of units of measurement gives helpful data in a useful visual format. Forming the backbone of this lightweight, compact paperback dictionary, however, are its more than 60,000 words. Clear, straightforward definitions--supplemented by pronunciations, inflections of irregular verbs and plural nouns, and selected etymologies--make the Webster's New World(R) Dictionary an essential reference for the office, school, or home.

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Webster's New World Engish Grammar Handbook

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The trusted reference--now with on-the-go access

Whether you're in school or out in the work world, communicating clearly and correctly is key to your success. With easy-to-understand explanations of grammar rules and plenty of real-world examples and tips, this authoritative reference is just what you need to speak and write with confidence and ease.

Now more accessible than ever, this edition has been updated to include:

  • A new chapter on punctuation, including common punctuation mistakes

  • Expanded coverage of commonly misspelled words and variances in spelling

  • More intuitive organization, making it easier to navigate

  • Visual elements that enhance your understanding of specific grammar problems

  • Free online access to portions of the book for an on-the-go reference to commonly misspelled words; common punctuation errors; variances in spelling among the U.S., the U.K., and Canada; and frequently misused words and expressions

  • Lucid, comprehensive, and easy-to-use, this is your go-to guide to get ahead.

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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.

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    Webster's New World Portable Large Print Dictionary

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    This large print book carries the seal of approval of N.A.V.H. No more struggling with the fine print, thanks to Webster's New World Portable Large Print Dictionary, which has all the outstanding features of other Webster's New World dictionaries, including clear, precise definitions. Based on the acclaimed Webster's New World Dictionary, Fourth College Edition, this offers

    * Over 35,000 entries
    * Precise definitions
    * Syllable breaks, accents, and pronunciation for difficult words
    * Clear, highly readable type

    With its authoritative, current, and accessible information in a compact, easy-to-use format, Webster's New World Portable Large Print Dictionary can be used anywhere: in the office, in the classroom, at home, and all the places in between.
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    Webster's New World Robert's Rules of Order Simplified and Applied (3RD ed.)

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    A revised and updated edition of the clearest, most useful guide to parliamentary procedure

    This essential and authoritative resource, based on the principles originally laid out in the classic Robert's Rules of Order, explains the often-confusing rules of parliamentary procedure in clear, simple language and shows how to apply them practically and effectively. Among its helpful features are sample scripts to help figure out what to say while conducting meetings, hands-on examples to show how the rules are applied, and timesaving tips to help make meetings more efficient. This thoroughly revised and updated user-friendly reference includes an ample index and cross-references for finding information quickly and easily. A completely new chapter on homeowners' associations covers restrictions, obligations, proxy voting, and covenants.

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    Webster's New World(r) Crossword Puzzle Dictionary, 2nd Ed.

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    The Sunday crossword puzzles just got a bit easier.

    Stumped by a seven-letter synonym for mingle that begins with c? Or how about an eight-letter type of flower that ends in th? Even the best crossword puzzlers are sometimes at a loss for words. Now you can clue yourself in simply by opening the right book: the Webster's New World(R) Crossword Puzzle Dictionary. It's packed with 300,000 clue and answer words, lists of subcategories, and helpful tables such as Shakespeare's plays and characters, books of the Bible, international currencies, and more. With lists arranged alphabetically and entries broken down by letter count, finding the right answer is straightforward and quick. This reference will help you solve the most common--and arcane--puzzles around.

    Webster's Thesaurus (USED)

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    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.
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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.

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    Wildflowers, Peterson;s

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    Find what you're looking for with Peterson Field Guides--their field-tested visual identification system is designed to help you differentiate thousands of unique species accurately every time. Grouped by color and by plant characteristics, 1,293 species in 84 families are described and illustrated. Included here are all the flowers you're most likely to encounter in the eastern and north-central U.S., westward to the Dakotas and southward to North Carolina and Arkansas, as well as the adjacent parts of Canada.

    Wings to the Orient: Pan American Clipper Planes 1935 to 1945 - A Pictoral History (USED)

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    Woe is I (USED)

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    Lovers of the language, unite! You have nothing to lose but your niggling worries if you're haunted by whiches, all tensed up, or baffled by whose and who's. "Woe Is I" is a survival guide for people who want a clear, simple, elegant introduction to good usage. Charming, amusing, sensible, modern, this book is a gift of clarity and good humor. Most of us don't know a gerund from a gerbil and don't care, but we like to speak and write as though we did. Grammar is mysterious to each of us in a different way. Some very smart people mess up pronouns, and there are brilliant souls who can't spell. Many people can't tell the difference between it's and its. Others go out of their way to avoid using quotation marks. Whatever your particular boo-boo, "Woe Is I" can help you fix it without hitting you over the head with a lot of technical jargon. No heavy lifting, no assembly required.
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    Write the Perfect Book Proposal (USED)

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    A successful agent explains how to create winning non-fiction book proposals. Takes writers step-by-step through 10 diverse proposals that were bought by publishers and describes why they worked. Includes information on cover and query letters as well as fiction proposals.
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    Writing in Biology (USED)

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    This book provides practical advice to students who are learning to write according to the conventions in biology. Using the standards of journal publication as a model, the author provides, in a user-friendly format, specific instructions on: using biology databases to locate references; developing sound reading strategies; paraphrasing for improved comprehension; writing for a particular audience with the appropriate tone; preparing lab reports or scientific papers, posters, and oral presentations with accepted format and content; self-evaluating drafts; using peer and instructor feedback for professional development; and preparing oral presentations in PowerPoint.

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    Writing Papers in the Biological Sciences (USED)

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    Designed primarily for undergraduates, this self-help manual offers straightforward solutions to common problems and an overview of the diversity of writing tasks faced by professional biologists.
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    Writing with Style (USED)

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    This accessible and invaluable workbook-style reference guide written by Lenore T. Szuchman will help students smoothly make the transition from writing for composition classes to writing for psychology classes.

    Writing Worth Reading (USED)

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    You Can Write a Column (USED)

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    Authored by an esteemed columnist and former editor for the New York Times Syndicate, this book teaches readers how to write and sell any type of column for newspapers, magazines, and the Internet.
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    Zagat 2014 New York City Restaurants (USED)

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    2014 New York City Restaurants covers over 2,050 restaurants in all five boroughs. This handy guide contains Zagat's trusted ratings and reviews for New York City restaurants based on the opinions of 38,000 avid diners like you. The trademark reviews and corresponding scores for Food, Decor, Service and Cost are organized alphabetically in a user-friendly format. Use the indexes arranged by cuisine, neighborhood and special features, such as Winning Wine Lists, Celebrity Chef or Romantic Places, to find the perfect restaurant for any occasion.