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The Art of Description

by Mark Doty Graywolf Press (December 01, 2014)

"It sounds like a simple thing, to say what you see," Mark Doty begins. "But try to find words for the shades of a mottled sassafras leaf, or the reflectivity of a bay on an August morning, or the very beginnings...

Research within the Disciplines: Foundations for Reference and Library Instruction

by Peggy Keeran & Michael Levine-Clark Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (April 28, 2014)

Research within the Disciplines is designed to help reference librarians – and students studying to become librarians – gain that deeper understanding of disciplinary differences that allows them to comfortably...

The Art of Time in Memoir

by Sven Birkerts Graywolf Press (May 19, 2014)

The Art Of series is a new line of books reinvigorating the practice of craft and criticism. Each book will be a brief, witty, and useful exploration of fiction, nonfiction, or poetry by a writer impassioned...

Communicating Across Cultures: A Coursebook on Interpreting and Translating in Public Services and Institutions

by Carmen Valero-Garcés UPA (March 18, 2014)

This book is a manual addressing the task of interpreting and translating. It is directed towards those who serve as liaisons between immigrant communities, visitors, or foreigners, and at professionals in public...

The Write Track: How to Succeed as a Freelance Writer in Canada Second Edition, Revised and Expanded

by Betty Jane Wylie Dundurn (April 01, 2003)

A personal and practical look at Wylies freelance experience, recounting how she made it from uncertainty to confidence as a veteran writer.

The Torchlight List

by Jim Flynn Skyhorse (November 01, 2013)

In today?s world it seems that everywhere we turn we are saturated with book recommendations from talk shows, magazines, radio shows, friends, and top ten lists. But which books are really the best, and what...

Yiddish Given Names: A Lexicon

by Rella Israly Cohn Scarecrow Press (September 05, 2008)

This is a lexicon of Yiddish given names, preceded by four chapters of material that explains the lexical conventions, the historical environment, and the research applicable to this subject.

The Art of Intimacy

by Stacey D'Erasmo Graywolf Press (July 08, 2013)

The first work of nonfiction by Stacey D'Erasmo, author of the New York Times Notable Books Tea and The Sky Below

"What is the nature of intimacy, of what happens in the space between us? And how do we, as writers,...

Successful Television Writing

by Lee Goldberg & William Rabkin Wiley (August 10, 2007)

The industry speaks out about SUCCESSFUL TELEVISION WRITING

"Where was this book when I was starting out? A fantastic, fun, informative guide to breaking into?and more importantly, staying in?the TV writing game...

The Browser's Dictionary of Foreign Words and Phrases

by Frank Ledlie Moore, Mary Varchaver & Gorton Carruth Wiley (August 15, 2007)

"Kudos (Greek), encomiums (Latin), and accolades (French) to the authors for their enlightening and amusing lexicon, a testament that English is the most cheerfully democratic and hospitable language ever cobbled...

The Elements of Internet Style

by Editors of Eei Press Allworth (June 29, 2010)

Learn the rules of today’s tech-driven publishing landscape! The Elements of Internet Style is the first guide to embrace the new reality of creating content in the electronic age. It is packed with the tools...

How to Publish, Promote, & Sell Your Own Book

by Robert Lawrence Holt St. Martin's Griffin (July 14, 1986)

Robert Holt, himself the successful author of four self-published books, now shares his knowledge and savvy with other would-be author-publishers in this step-by-step guide to every aspect of self-publishing....


by Robert McKee Twelve (July 11, 2016)

The long-awaited follow-up to the perennially bestselling writers' guide Story, from the most sought-after expert in the art of storytelling.

Robert McKee's popular writing workshops have earned him an international...

Better Than Great

by Arthur Plotnik & Richard Waterhouse Blackstone Publishing (August 01, 2012)

A veritable 'TKO of terminology,' Better Than Great is the essential guide for describing the extraordinary--the must-have reference for anyone wishing to rise above tired superlatives. Deft praise encourages...

Starting Your Career as a Professional Blogger

by Jacqueline Bodnar Allworth (June 01, 2013)

With traffic to personal blogs and online journalism sites on the rise, there are more blogging opportunities than ever before. With the right approach, a blog can be an extra source of cash, or it can be a...

E-Z American Sign Language

by David A. Stewart, Elizabeth Stewart & Lisa M. Dimling Barrons Educational Series (September 01, 2011)

This heavily illustrated, self-teaching guide to ASL--American Sign Language--is useful both for the deaf and for those men and women who teach or work among deaf people. E-Z American Sign Language presents...

1100 Words You Need to Know

by Murray Bromberg & Melvin Gordon Barrons Educational Series (April 05, 2018)

A Barron's best-seller for more than five decades!

This brand-new edition of 1100 Words You Need to Know has been expanded and updated, and includes:

  • Word lists and definitions
  • Analogy exercises
  • Words-in-context...

You Can Be a Winning Writer

by Joan Gelfand Mango (July 15, 2018)

So you want to publish a best seller?

You can learn to be a successful author ? the 4 C's approach to successful authorship: Joan Gelfand, author of You Can Be A Winning Writer, has been teaching the 4 C's...

Reading the Gaelic Landscape

by John Murray Whittles Publishing (February 10, 2016)

How many people have looked at a map of the Highlands and been intrigued and yet, at the same time, felt excluded by the wealth and strangeness of the place names recorded? Reading the Gaelic Landscape is a...

Write Your Book! Publish Your Book! Market Your Book!

by Blythe Ayne Emerson & Tilman, Publishers (December 01, 2017)

Writers are no longer constrained by a narrow, subjective, bottleneck in the river of publication, commandeered by a handful of people determining if our work will ever see the light of day. 

As indie authors,...

Words We Use

by Diarmaid Ó Muirithe Gill Books (October 31, 2006)

Diarmaid Ó Muirithe’s column Words We Use was a feature of The Irish Times for many years. This collection of his most memorable contributions, by turns witty and sympathetic, wears its prodigious learning...

Thoughts for All Occasions

by Michael Lipsey Bristol Park Books (January 10, 2014)

In the classic tradition of Mark Twain, Henry David Thoreau, Samuel Johnson, and H.L. Mencken, here is a thoughtful, reflective book of distilled wisdom—epigrams. Webster's dictionary defines an epigram as...

Proverbs in Irish

by Garry Bannister New Island Books (February 27, 2017)

Proverbs are like people – they can be humorous, sad, old, young, even have their own offspring. But they can also tell us a great deal about the time, the place and the culture that created them. Proverbs...

Dictionary Of Latin Literature

by James H. Mantinband Philosophical Library (January 01, 1956)

James H. Mantinband's Dictionary of Latin Literature introduces readers to the essential works of the Latin masters. An excellent tool for students and curious readers alike, this dictionary provides guides...

100 Of The Best Curses and Insults In Spanish: A Toolkit for the Testy Tourist

by Rachel Perez, Antonio Martinez & Chuck Gonzales HarperCollins (May 30, 2017)

For When You Need Just the Right Word

Travelling is fantastic – we don't deny it. But sometimes when you're in another country, stuff happens. A thieving kid lifts your wallet, a cab driver nearly kills you,...

Dictionary of Spanish Literature

by Ph. D Newmark Philosophical Library (January 01, 1956)

The primary aim of the Dictionary of Spanish Literature is to serve as a convenient reference work for American students of Spanish and Spanish American literature. The treatment is concise, factual and objective,...

Dictionary of Linguistics

by Mario Pei & Frank Gaynor Philosophical Library (January 01, 1954)

Mario Pei and Frank Gaynor bring together essential terms and concepts in this extensive Dictionary of Linguistics. With a carefully crafted headword list and plenty of cross-references and accessible explanations,...

The Everything Parent's Guide to Common Core ELA, Grades K-5

by Felicia Durden Everything (August 15, 2015)

Take the mystery out of Common Core ELA!

Designed to be a set of national educational standards, the Common Core has been adopted by 45 states across the nation. But if you're accustomed to traditional English...

Words We Don't Use: (Much Anymore)

by Diarmaid Ó Muirithe Gill Books (October 31, 2006)

Diarmaid Ó Muirithe's column Words We Use has been a feature of The Irish Times over many years and has formed a critically acclaimed book of the same name. Now Words We Don't Use (much anymore) is a highly...

Home Ground

by Barry Lopez & Debra Gwartney Trinity University Press (April 14, 2011)

Published to great acclaim in 2006, the hardcover edition of Home Ground: Language for an American Landscape met with outstanding reviews and strong sales, going into three printings. A language-lover's dream,...

Argumentative Essay (Speedy Study Guides)

by Speedy Publishing Dot EDU (April 24, 2015)

Persuade your readers to take your side of the argument by learning to craft strong argumentative essays exploding with well-picked information. This quick study guide will help you become more effective at...

Peculiar Proverbs

by Stephen Arnott St. Martin's Press (December 08, 2008)

Peculiar Proverbs is a hilarious and enlightening collection of genuine proverbs from around the world that ignores the sayings we are all familiar with and focuses on the more obscure. Some are deft, witty,...

Literary Research and American Postmodernism: Strategies and Sources

by Emily Witsell Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (July 18, 2016)

This book is a guide to scholarly research in the field of American postmodern literature, defined as the period between 1950 and 1990 and provide advanced undergraduate students, graduate students, and scholars...

The Mother of All Booklists: The 500 Most Recommended Nonfiction Reads for Ages 3 to 103

by William Patrick Martin Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (December 24, 2014)

The Mother of All Booklists: The 500 Most Recommended Nonfiction Reads for Ages 3 to 103 is written for parents, grandparents, and teachers unfamiliar with the bewildering array of award and recommended reading...

Watch Your Words: A Writing and Editing Handbook for the Multimedia Age

by Marda Dunsky Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (June 24, 2015)

The fourth edition of Watch Your Words incorporates current Associated Press style and a new guide to basic editing principles. As an accessible handbook for mastering baseline knowledge of punctuation, grammar,...

Wonderfully Wordless: The 500 Most Recommended Graphic Novels and Picture Books

by William Patrick Martin Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (October 15, 2015)

Wonderfully Wordless: The 500 Most Recommended Graphic Novels and Picture Books is the first comprehensive best book guide to wordless picture books (and nearly wordless picture books). It is an indispensable...

Encyclopedia of Archival Science

by Luciana Duranti & Patricia C. Franks Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (June 17, 2015)

Here is the first-ever comprehensive guide to archival principles and practices. Encyclopedia of Archival Science features 130 entries which cover every aspect of the profession. These entries range from the...

Metaphors Be With You

by Dr. Mardy Grothe Harper (December 06, 2016)

Respected quotation anthologist and author of Oxymoronica and Viva la Repartee Dr. Mardy Grothe is at his best in Metaphors Be with You, an A to Z dictionary of 2,750 of history’s greatest metaphorical quotations,...

Writing Without Bullshit

by Josh Bernoff Harper Business (September 13, 2016)

Joining the ranks of classics like The Elements of Style and On Writing Well, Writing Without Bullshit helps professionals get to the point to get ahead.

It’s time for Writing Without Bullshit.

Writing Without...

Handbook of Adolescent Literacy Research

by Leila Christenbury, Randy Bomer & Peter Smagorinsky The Guilford Press (June 10, 2011)

The first comprehensive research handbook of its kind, this volume showcases innovative approaches to understanding adolescent literacy learning in a variety of settings. Distinguished contributors examine how...

Bringing Reading Research to Life

by Margaret G. McKeown & Linda Kucan The Guilford Press (November 30, 2009)

This book brings together some of the world’s foremost literacy scholars to discuss how research influences what teachers actually do in the classroom. Chapters describe the current state of knowledge about...

The Story of English

by Philip Gooden Quercus (November 05, 2013)

Born as a Germanic tongue with the arrival in Britain of the Anglo-Saxons in the early medieval period, heavily influenced by Norman French from the 11th century, and finally emerging as modern English from...

Taiwanese Grammar: A Concise Reference

by Philip T. Lin Greenhorn Media (May 15, 2015)

Taiwanese Grammar: A Concise Reference is an unprecedented guide delivering clear, straightforward explanations of Taiwanese grammar while offering insightful comparisons to Mandarin Chinese. Designed to be...

100 Of The Best Curses and Insults In Italian: A Toolkit for the Testy Tourist

by Kirsten Hall & Chuck Gonzales HarperCollins (December 12, 2013)

For When You Need Just the Right Word

Travelling is fantastic – we don't deny it. But sometimes when you're in another country, stuff happens. A thieving kid lifts your wallet, a cab driver nearly kills you,...

Collins Gem Scots Dictionary (Collins Gem)

by Collins Dictionaries Collins (April 30, 2014)

A popular and informative guide to the Scots language. Contains words and phrases from both literary and everyday language, this is the perfect wee dictionary of Scots for native and non-native speakers alike....

Writing (Collins Webster’s Easy Learning)

by Collins Collins (October 31, 2011)

Collins Webster’s Easy Learning Writing is an accessible guide to successful writing in the English language.

With clear, concise explanations of everything from the basics of sentence and paragraph structure,...

Grammar and Punctuation (Collins Webster’s Easy Learning)

by Collins Collins (August 25, 2011)

Collins Webster’s Easy Learning Grammar is an accessible guide to English grammar and punctuation.

With clear, concise explanations on everything from adverbs to word order, and from apostrophes to semicolons,...

Easy Learning Writing (Collins Easy Learning English)

by Collins Collins (August 25, 2011)

Collins Easy Learning Writing is an easy-to-use guide on how to write good, clear and effective English.

With simple explanations of everything from the basics of sentence and paragraph structure, to writing...