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Merriam-Webster's Vocabulary Builder

Merriam-Webster's Vocabulary Builder Pdf/ePub eBook Author: ,
Editor: Merriam-Webster
ISBN: 9780877799108
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Merriam-Webster's Vocabulary Builder by , Summary

The ideal book for people who want to increase their word power. Thorough coverage of 1,200 words and 240 roots while introducing 2,300 words. The Vocabulary Builder is organized by Greek and Latin roots for effective study with nearly 250 new words and roots. Includes quizzes after each root discussion to test progress. A great study aid for students preparing to take standardized tests.

Merriam-Webster's Encyclopedia of Literature

Merriam-Webster's Encyclopedia of Literature Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Merriam-Webster, Inc,MERRIAM-WEBSTER STAFF,Encyclopaedia Britannica Publishers, Inc. Staff
Editor: Merriam-Webster
ISBN: 9780877790426
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Merriam-Webster's Encyclopedia of Literature by Merriam-Webster, Inc,MERRIAM-WEBSTER STAFF,Encyclopaedia Britannica Publishers, Inc. Staff Summary

Describes authors, works, and literary terms from all eras and all parts of the world.

Word by Word

Word by Word Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Kory Stamper
Editor: Vintage
ISBN: 1101870958
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Word by Word by Kory Stamper Summary

“We think of English as a fortress to be defended, but a better analogy is to think of English as a child. We love and nurture it into being, and once it gains gross motor skills, it starts going exactly where we don’t want it to go: it heads right for the goddamned electrical sockets.” With wit and irreverence, lexicographer Kory Stamper cracks open the obsessive world of dictionary writing, from the agonizing decisions about what to define and how to do it to the knotty questions of ever-changing word usage. Filled with fun facts—for example, the first documented usage of “OMG” was in a letter to Winston Churchill—and Stamper’s own stories from the linguistic front lines (including how she became America’s foremost “irregardless” apologist, despite loathing the word), Word by Word is an endlessly entertaining look at the wonderful complexities and eccentricities of the English language.

The Language Instinct

The Language Instinct Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Steven Pinker
Editor: Harper Collins
ISBN: 9780062032522
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The Language Instinct by Steven Pinker Summary

The classic book on the development of human language by the world’s leading expert on language and the mind. In this classic, the world's expert on language and mind lucidly explains everything you always wanted to know about language: how it works, how children learn it, how it changes, how the brain computes it, and how it evolved. With deft use of examples of humor and wordplay, Steven Pinker weaves our vast knowledge of language into a compelling story: language is a human instinct, wired into our brains by evolution. The Language Instinct received the William James Book Prize from the American Psychological Association and the Public Interest Award from the Linguistics Society of America. This edition includes an update on advances in the science of language since The Language Instinct was first published.

Webster's Third New International Dictionary of the English Language, Unabridged

Webster's Third New International Dictionary of the English Language, Unabridged Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Noah Webster,Merriam-Webster, Inc
Editor: Merriam-Webster
ISBN: 0877792011
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Webster's Third New International Dictionary of the English Language, Unabridged by Noah Webster,Merriam-Webster, Inc Summary

Contains over 472,000 entries defining the English language as it is written and spoken today.

Merriam-Webster's Crossword Puzzle Dictionary

Merriam-Webster's Crossword Puzzle Dictionary Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Merriam-Webster, Inc
Editor: Merriam-Webster
ISBN: 9780877791218
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Merriam-Webster's Crossword Puzzle Dictionary by Merriam-Webster, Inc Summary

"The solution for crossword puzzle lovers, with complete word lists and easy-to-use organization. Comprehensive coverage. 300,000 answer words grouped alphabetically and by letter count."\\

Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary

Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Merriam-Webster Inc.,Merriam-Webster Inc,Merriam-Webster, Inc. Staff,Merriam-webster Staff
Editor: Merriam-Webster
ISBN: 9780877798095
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Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary by Merriam-Webster Inc.,Merriam-Webster Inc,Merriam-Webster, Inc. Staff,Merriam-webster Staff Summary

Presents concise definitions, pronunciations, abbreviations, some illustrations, usage examples, and synonyms with ten thousand new words and meanings.

Selecting and Using a Core Reference Collection

Selecting and Using a Core Reference Collection Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Margaret Irby Nichols
Editor: DIANE Publishing
ISBN: 0788123580
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Selecting and Using a Core Reference Collection by Margaret Irby Nichols Summary

Identifies a small number of sources which will meet the basic needs of libraries of all sizes. Designed specifically to help small libraries select a reference collection which will meet their essential needs. Focuses on 105 annotated sources, and 68 notes citing another 75 reference titles which may be substituted for those recommended in the text or purchased in addition to them. Section II is designed to help small libraries in the acquisition process. Also contains 9 exercises on using basic types of sources and is intended for new reference workers.

Reference and Information Services

Reference and Information Services Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Kay Ann Cassell ,Uma Hiremath
Editor: American Library Association
ISBN: 083891568X
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Reference and Information Services by Kay Ann Cassell ,Uma Hiremath Summary

Designed to complement every introductory library reference course, this is the perfect text for students and librarians looking to expand their personal reference knowledge, teaching failsafe methods for identifying important materials by matching specific types of questions to the best available sources, regardless of format. Guided by a national advisory board of educators and practitioners, this thoroughly updated text expertly keeps up with new technologies and practices while remaining grounded in the basics of reference work. Chapters on fundamental concepts, major reference sources, and special topics provide a solid foundation; the text also offers fresh insight on core issues, including ethics, readers' advisory, information literacy, and other key aspects of reference librarianship;selecting and evaluating reference materials, with strategies for keeping up to date;assessing and improving reference services;guidance on conducting reference interviews with a range of different library users, including children and young adults;a new discussion of reference as programming;important special reference topics such as Google search, 24/7 reference, and virtual reference; anddelivering reference services across multiple platforms As librarians experience a changing climate for all information services professionals, in this book Cassell and Hiremath provide the tools needed to manage the ebb and flow of changing reference services in today's libraries.

The Merriam-Webster New Book of Word Histories

The Merriam-Webster New Book of Word Histories Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Merriam-Webster, Inc
Editor: Merriam-Webster
ISBN: 9780877796039
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The Merriam-Webster New Book of Word Histories by Merriam-Webster, Inc Summary

"A gold mine of word histories for reference or browsing. Covers the origins of 1,500 words. Over 600 engagingly written articles. Explore the stories behind our vocabulary."

The Copyeditor's Workbook

The Copyeditor's Workbook Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Erika Buky,Marilyn Schwartz,Amy Einsohn
Editor: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 0520967518
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The Copyeditor's Workbook by Erika Buky,Marilyn Schwartz,Amy Einsohn Summary

The Copyeditor’s Workbook—a companion to the indispensable Copyeditor’s Handbook, now in its fourth edition—offers comprehensive and practical training for both aspiring and experienced copyeditors. Exercises of increasing difficulty and length, covering a range of subjects, enable you to advance in skill and confidence. Detailed answer keys offer a grounding in editorial basics, appropriate usage choices for different contexts and audiences, and advice on communicating effectively with authors and clients. The exercises provide an extensive workout in the knowledge and skills required of contemporary editors. Features and benefits Workbook challenges editors to build their skills and to use new tools. Exercises vary and increase in difficulty and length, allowing users to advance along the way. Answer keys illustrate several techniques for marking copy, including marking PDFs and hand marking hard copy. Book includes access to online exercises available for download.

The Copyeditor's Handbook

The Copyeditor's Handbook Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Amy Einsohn,Marilyn Schwartz
Editor: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 0520972279
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The Copyeditor's Handbook by Amy Einsohn,Marilyn Schwartz Summary

Unstuffy, hip, and often funny, The Copyeditor’s Handbook has become an indispensable resource both for new editors and for experienced hands who want to refresh their skills and broaden their understanding of the craft of copyediting. This fourth edition incorporates the latest advice from language authorities, usage guides, and new editions of major style manuals, including The Chicago Manual of Style. It registers the tectonic shifts in twenty-first-century copyediting: preparing text for digital formats, using new technologies, addressing global audiences, complying with plain language mandates, ensuring accessibility, and serving self-publishing authors and authors writing in English as a second language. The new edition also adds an extensive annotated list of editorial tools and references and includes a bit of light entertainment for language lovers, such as a brief history of punctuation marks that didn’t make the grade, the strange case of razbliuto, and a few Easter eggs awaiting discovery by keen-eyed readers. The fourth edition features updates on the transformation of editorial roles in today’s publishing environment new applications, processes, and protocols for on-screen editing major changes in editorial resources, such as online dictionaries and language corpora, new grammar and usage authorities, online editorial communities, and web-based research tools When you’re ready to test your mettle, pick up The Copyeditor’s Workbook: Exercises and Tips for Honing Your Editorial Judgment, the essential new companion to the handbook.

The World Almanac and Book of Facts 2020

The World Almanac and Book of Facts 2020 Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Sarah Janssen
Editor: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1600572294
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Get thousands of facts at your fingertips with this essential resource. The World Almanac® and Book of Facts is America’s best-selling reference book of all time, with more than 82 million copies sold. For more than 150 years, this compendium of information has been the authoritative source for all your entertainment, reference, and learning needs. The 2020 edition of The World Almanac reviews the biggest events of 2019 and will be your go-to source for questions on any topic in the upcoming year. Praised as a “treasure trove of political, economic, scientific and educational statistics and information” by The Wall Street Journal, The World Almanac and Book of Facts will answer all of your trivia needs effortlessly—from history and sports to geography, pop culture, and much more. Features include: Decade in Review: As the ‘teens’ decade closes, take a look at the highlights, low points, and everything-in-between of the past 10 years. From the introduction of Obamacare and iPads in 2010 to “Old Town Road” and the immigration policy debate in 2019, The World Almanac provides a recap of events and puts into perspective just how much has—and hasn’t—changed in the last 10 years. 2020 Election Preview: The World Almanac provides a comprehensive look at the entire 2020 election process, including a calendar of state primaries and caucuses. Also includes 2019 election results for governors’ seats and special congressional elections. World Almanac Editors’ Picks: Never Say Die: With Tiger Woods achieving the seemingly impossible in 2019 with his 15th major title—his first Masters win in 14 years—the editors list their favorite major comeback moments from athletes across the sports universe. The World at a Glance: This annual feature of The World Almanac provides a quick look at the surprising stats and curious facts that define the changing world. Statistical Spotlight: A popular annual graphic feature highlights statistics relevant to the biggest news of the year. These data visualizations provide important context and new perspectives to give readers a fresh angle on key issues. The Year in Review: The World Almanac takes a look back at 2019 while providing all the information you'll need in 2020. 2019—Top 10 News Topics: The editors of The World Almanac list the top stories that held the world's attention in 2019. 2019—Year in Sports: Hundreds of pages of trivia and statistics that are essential for any sports fan, featuring coverage of the women’s World Cup soccer tournament; a preview of the upcoming 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo, Japan; the World Series, improved MLB player stats, and much more. 2019—Year in Pictures: Striking full-color images from around the world in 2019, covering news, entertainment, science, and sports. 2019—Offbeat News Stories: The World Almanac editors select some of the most unusual news stories of the year. World Almanac Editors' Picks: Time Capsule: The World Almanac lists the items that most came to symbolize the year 2019, from news and sports to pop culture. New Sections: Reorganized chapters on “Food and Agriculture,” “Educational Statistics,” and “Colleges and Universities” make it easier to find information about subjects like nutrition, student loans, a directory of colleges, and much more. Other New Highlights: New statistics on income tax reform, top-grossing movies, biggest YouTube channels, religious populations in the U.S. and worldwide, and much more.

Reference and Information Services: An Introduction, 6th Edition

Reference and Information Services: An Introduction, 6th Edition Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Melissa A. Wong,Laura Saunders
Editor: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1440868840
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Reference and Information Services: An Introduction, 6th Edition by Melissa A. Wong,Laura Saunders Summary

This revised and updated sixth edition of Reference and Information Services continues the book's rich tradition, covering all phases of reference and information services with less emphasis on print and more emphasis on strategies and scenarios. Reference and Information Services is the go-to textbook for MSLIS and i-School courses on reference services and related topics. It is also a helpful handbook for practitioners. Authors include LIS faculty and professionals who have relevant degrees in their areas and who have published extensively on their topics. The first half of the book provides an overview of reference services and techniques for service provision, including the reference interview, ethics, instruction, evaluation and assessment, and services to diverse populations including children. This part of the book establishes a foundation of knowledge on reference service and frames each topic with ethical and social justice perspectives. The second part of the book offers an overview of the information life cycle and dissemination of information, followed by an in-depth examination of information sources by type-including dictionaries, encyclopedias, indexes, and abstracts-as well as by broad subject areas including government, statistics and data, health, and legal information. This second part introduces the tools and resources that reference professionals use to provide the services described in the first half of the text. Reference and Information Services is a recognized textbook for information retrieval courses and updates the previous edition Editors and contributors are experts in the field Activity boxes engage readers and invite them to reflect on what they are learning and practice skills through real-life exercises Conscious integration of critical theory and social justice perspectives offers critical reflection on the standards and practices of the field and encourages readers to consider alternate perspectives

Fundamentals of Reference

Fundamentals of Reference Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Carolyn M. Mulac
Editor: American Library Association
ISBN: 0838994903
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Fundamentals of Reference by Carolyn M. Mulac Summary

An excellent training tool for both new and experienced staff, Fundamentals of Reference will quickly become your fundamental reference!

Merriam-Webster's Encyclopedia of World Religions

Merriam-Webster's Encyclopedia of World Religions Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Merriam-Webster, Inc,MERRIAM-WEBSTER STAFF
Editor: Merriam-Webster
ISBN: 9780877790440
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Merriam-Webster's Encyclopedia of World Religions by Merriam-Webster, Inc,MERRIAM-WEBSTER STAFF Summary

"A beautifully designed volume that provides in-depth information about religions of the world. Features over 3,500 entries and 32 pages of color art and maps. Developed in cooperation with Encyclopædia Britannica."

Information, Computer and Application Engineering

Information, Computer and Application Engineering Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Hsiang-Chuan Liu,Wen-Pei Sung,Wenli Yao
Editor: CRC Press
ISBN: 0429785526
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Information, Computer and Application Engineering by Hsiang-Chuan Liu,Wen-Pei Sung,Wenli Yao Summary

This proceedings volume brings together peer-reviewed papers presented at the International Conference on Information Technology and Computer Application Engineering, held 10-11 December 2014, in Hong Kong, China. Specific topics under consideration include Computational Intelligence, Computer Science and its Applications, Intelligent Information Processing and Knowledge Engineering, Intelligent Networks and Instruments, Multimedia Signal Processing and Analysis, Intelligent Computer-Aided Design Systems and other related topics. This book provides readers a state-of-the-art survey of recent innovations and research worldwide in Information Technology and Computer Application Engineering, in so-doing furthering the development and growth of these research fields, strengthening international academic cooperation and communication, and promoting the fruitful exchange of research ideas. This volume will be of interest to professionals and academics alike, serving as a broad overview of the latest advances in the dynamic field of Information Technology and Computer Application Engineering.

Manuscript Makeover

Manuscript Makeover Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Elizabeth Lyon
Editor: Penguin
ISBN: 1440633231
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Manuscript Makeover by Elizabeth Lyon Summary

Professional editor and author Elizabeth Lyon offers aspiring novelists the guidance and instruction they need to write and edit well-crafted and compelling stories that will stand out from the competition and attract the attention of agents and publishers, including: - Stand-out style techniques, from accessing an authentic voice to applying techniques of "wordsmithing" that transform prose - How to rewrite characterization for dimensionality, a universal need, and theme - Adjustment suggestions to match the prose style and structure of specific genres - Correct grammar, punctuation, spelling, and style - Strategies to strengthen story beginnings and endings - Methods for increasing plot stakes, creating movement, and adjusting pace for maximum suspense

Common Core Standards for Middle School English Language Arts

Common Core Standards for Middle School English Language Arts Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Susan Ryan,Dana Frazee
Editor: ASCD
ISBN: 1416615458
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Common Core Standards for Middle School English Language Arts by Susan Ryan,Dana Frazee Summary

Smart implementation of the Common Core State Standards requires both an overall understanding of the standards and a grasp of their implications for planning, teaching, and learning. This Quick-Start Guide provides a succinct, all-in-one look at * The content, structure, terminology, and emphases of the Common Core standards for English language arts at the middle school level. * The meaning of the individual standards within the four ELA strands--Reading, Writing, Speaking and Listening, and Language, with an emphasis on areas that represent the most significant changes to business as usual. * How the standards connect across strands, domains, and grade levels to build on prior learning and prepare students for the nuanced communication and analytical work they will encounter in high school. Here, middle school ELA teachers and school leaders will find information they need to begin adapting their practices to ensure that all students master the new and challenging material contained in the standards. A practical lesson planning process to use with the Common Core, based on Classroom Instruction That Works, 2nd Ed., is included, along with three sample lessons. LEARN THE ESSENTIALS OF THE COMMON CORE The grade-level and subject-specific Quick-Start Guides in the Understanding the Common Core Standards series, edited by John Kendall, are designed to help school leaders and school staffs turn Common Core standards into coherent, content-rich curriculum and effective, classroom-level lessons.

Encyclopedia of Demons in World Religions and Cultures

Encyclopedia of Demons in World Religions and Cultures Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Theresa Bane
Editor: McFarland
ISBN: 0786488948
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Encyclopedia of Demons in World Religions and Cultures by Theresa Bane Summary

This exhaustive volume catalogs nearly three thousand demons in the mythologies and lore of virtually every ancient society and most religions. From Aamon, the demon of life and reproduction with the head of a serpent and the body of a wolf in Christian demonology, to Zu, the half-man, half-bird personification of the southern wind and thunder clouds in Sumero-Akkadian mythology, entries offer descriptions of each demon’s origins, appearance and cultural significance. Also included are descriptions of the demonic and diabolical members making up the hierarchy of Hell and the numerous species of demons that, according to various folklores, mythologies, and religions, populate the earth and plague mankind. Very thoroughly indexed.