• 1001 Quotations to Enlighten Entertain and Inspire
    1001 Quotations to Enlighten Entertain and Inspire
    An invaluable tool for public speaking, writing, and anyone wishing to make a memorable impact with or be inspired by words, this handsomely illustrated volume is conveniently organized to facilitate finding the perfect words for any occasion. This is the perfect book for those looking for words from great thinkers and speakers in order to make a point, plead a case, or justify an opinion, to honor, glorify, or motivate others, or even for their own personal inspiration. Filled with multicultural aphorisms, adages, and axioms from numerous brilliant minds throughout the past 7,000 years and featuring more than 800 full-color illustrations, this latest addition to the best-selling 1001 series makes accessible a vast range of complex ideas from the ancient and classical era to the present. The book draws from varied fields including art, architecture, business, ecology, economics, education, law, literature, music, philosophy, politics, psychology, religion, science, and technology, and presents words of wisdom and inspiration from a wide array of cultural figures--from ancient sages such as Plato, Basho, Sun Tzu, and Ibn Battuta through the Renaissance and Enlightenment greats like Galileo, Copernicus, Goethe, and Newton to the icons of the present era, including Nelson Mandela, Gloria Steinem, Andy Warhol, Virginia Woolf, Oprah Winfrey, and Mark Zuckerberg. While many of the quotations have been published previously, 1001 Quotations To Enlighten, Entertain, & Inspire is the first book to be fully illustrated (with images of the quotations' originators), and draws on a truly global, multicultural range of thinkers from ancient times to the present.

    ISBN: 9780789334084
    Publication date: 12/09/2017
    Price: $40.99
    Author: Arp, Robert (The Analysis Group LLC USA)
    Format: Hard Back
    Price: $40.99
  • Air & Light & Time & Space How Successful Academics Write
    Air & Light & Time & Space How Successful Academics Write
    From the author of Stylish Academic Writing comes an essential new guide for writers aspiring to become more productive and take greater pleasure in their craft. Helen Sword interviewed one hundred academics worldwide about their writing background and practices. Relatively few were trained as writers, she found, and yet all have developed strategies to thrive in their publish-or-perish environment.So how do these successful academics write, and where do they find the "air and light and time and space," in the words of poet Charles Bukowski, to get their writing done? What are their formative experiences, their daily routines, their habits of mind? How do they summon up the courage to take intellectual risks and the resilience to deal with rejection?Sword identifies four cornerstones that anchor any successful writing practice: Behavioral habits of discipline and persistence; Artisanal habits of craftsmanship and care; Social habits of collegiality and collaboration; and Emotional habits of positivity and pleasure. Building on this "BASE," she illuminates the emotional complexity of the writing process and exposes the lack of writing support typically available to early-career academics. She also lays to rest the myth that academics must produce safe, conventional prose or risk professional failure. The successful writers profiled here tell stories of intellectual passions indulged, disciplinary conventions subverted, and risk-taking rewarded. Grounded in empirical research and focused on sustainable change, Air & Light & Time & Space offers a customizable blueprint for refreshing personal habits and creating a collegial environment where all writers can flourish.

    ISBN: 9780674737709
    Publication date: 02/05/2017
    Price: $64.99
    Author: Sword, Helen
    Format: Hard Back
    Price: $64.99
  • Beginning Japanese
    Beginning Japanese
    Start speaking, reading and writing Japanese today with the most exciting new introduction to the Japanese language! Beginning Japanese follows the story of Kiara, an American exchange student who lives in Japan and loves to study Japanese. With the help of her Japanese friends and the time-traveling Tomo Tanuki (raccoon dog), Kiara learns to speak, read, and write Japanese while she visits famous people and places in Japanese history.

    ISBN: 9780804845281
    Publication date: 01/10/2016
    Price: $39.99
    Author: Kluemper, Michael L.
    Format: PB+CDRom or Post Card
    Price: $39.99
  • Beginning Japanese Workbook
    Beginning Japanese Workbook
    Don't let yourself become overwhelmed by the Japanese language! Now there is a way to get the most out of your time spent learning Japanese. This companion workbook to Beginning Japanese is the perfect guide for practicing basic conversational Japanese and written Japanese.Beginning Japanese Workbook includes:* Dialogues for contextual learning and practice* Translation exercises to reinforce Japanese characters (kanji and kana)* Written Japanese (kana, and kanji) practice to create your own sentences* Plentiful comprehension, vocabulary, and grammar exercises throughout the book* An engaging story line, useful for practicing reading as well staying engaged and interested in the learning process

    ISBN: 9780804845588
    Publication date: 01/05/2016
    Price: $24.99
    Author: Kluemper, Michael L.
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $24.99
  • Big Silver Book of Russian Verbs: 555 Fully Conjugated Verbs
    Big Silver Book of Russian Verbs: 555 Fully Conjugated Verbs
    Become a Russian verb virtuoso! The Big Silver Book of Russian Verbs is the most comprehensive resource available for learning and mastering Russian verbs. Designed for beginning through advanced learners, this indispensable guide will help you conjugate verbs with ease, enabling you to communicate in Russian confidently. Inside you will find: 555 fully conjugated verbs, listed alphabetically Current idioms and expressions for each verb The Top 50 verbs, with many examples of their usage in context More than 4,200 verbs cross-referenced to conjugation models A handy guide to deciphering irregular verb forms

    ISBN: 9780071768948
    Publication date: 01/12/2011
    Price: $32.00
    Author: Franke, Jack
    Format: Trade Paperback
    Price: $32.00
  • Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary With Cd-rom
    Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary With Cd-rom
    A fully updated edition of the best-selling Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary. This hardback edition is ideal for advanced (C1-C2) learners of English and contains up-to-date vocabulary, including words from the areas of technology, media, language, society, and lifestyle, plus important words for academic study. With over 140,000 words, phrases, meanings, and examples, hundreds of pictures and illustrations, clear definitions and a new 'Focus on Writing' section, the dictionary is perfect as a reference tool and as a study companion. Informed by the Cambridge International Corpus and correlated to English Vocabulary Profile, it is also ideal for exam preparation. The CD-ROM contains the complete dictionary and recordings in British and American English.

    ISBN: 9781107674479
    Publication date: 06/06/2013
    Price: $121.99
    Author: IDM
    Format: Mixed Media (Book & Cd)
    Price: $121.99
  • Cambridge Ielts 11 General Training
    Cambridge Ielts 11 General Training
    Cambridge IELTS 11 contains four authentic IELTS past papers from Cambridge English Language Assessment, providing excellent exam practice. The Student's Book with answers allows students to familiarise themselves with IELTS General Training and to practise examination techniques using authentic tests. An introduction to these different modules is included in each book, together with an explanation of the scoring system used by Cambridge English Language Assessment. A comprehensive section of answers and tapescripts makes the material ideal for students working partly or entirely on their own. Downloadable audio contains the listening tests material. The Student's Book and Audio CDs are also available separately. These tests are also available as IELTS General Training Tests 1-4 on Testbank.org.uk

    ISBN: 9781316503973
    Publication date: 21/04/2016
    Price: $69.99
    Format: Mixed Media (Book & Cd)
    Price: $69.99
  • Check Your English Vocabulary for IELTS
    Check Your English Vocabulary for IELTS
    This bestselling workbook provides a resource for students studying towards the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) exam. It has been written for students at intermediate level and above, and is particularly appropriate for anyone who plans to study or train at an English-speaking college or university.

    Fully updated for this fourth edition, the book provides exercises to help teach and build general and topic-specific vocabulary related to the IELTS test and also covers grammar, use of English, comprehension and spelling.

    Suitable for both self-study and the classroom, it includes a range of activities to help students build and improve their English vocabulary and language skills.

    - Tests and improves vocabulary using a variety of useful, interesting and enjoyable exercises
    - Easy-to-use format with clear instructions
    - Comprehensive answer key with additional information
    - Includes IELTS-style Speaking and Writing tasks with sample answers to allow for productive practice of target language

    ISBN: 9781472947376
    Publication date: 01/04/2017
    Price: $21.99
    Author: Wyatt, Rawdon
    Format: Trade Paperback
    Price: $21.99
  • Chinese Character Flashcards Volume 1
    Chinese Character Flashcards Volume 1
    Everything you need to learn the 349 most basic Chinese characters quickly and easily is in this box - our #1 Chinese language learning kit! 349 Flash Cards. A Handy Organizing Ring . Audio Recordings of More than 2000 words and phrases . Plus a 32-page study booklet. To succeed in mastering Chinese characters, there are just 3 secrets: begin with the "most useful" characters, study them in the "most effective" order, and use repetition galore! Flash cards remain one of the most effective tools for rapid memorization, and Tuttle's flash cards are the best available today. Whether on a train from Beijing to Shanghai or sitting under a tree in Berkeley, you can be study Chinese with this well-designed, easy-to-use set of flashcards. Developed with HSK study and AP test-prep in mind, the front of Tuttle's Chinese Flash Cards give one Chinese character, a stroke order guide, 4 words and phrases, and look-alike alerts to help avoid confusion. On the reverse is as much information as a dictionary entry: Romanized pronunciation and English meanings, sample sentences for correct usage, plus helpful mnemonics and learning tips. An audio CD gives native-speaker pronunciations and a handy organizing ring is the perfect way to keep the cards all together when you're on the go.

    ISBN: 9780804842013
    Publication date: 13/08/2012
    Price: $29.99
    Author: Yunkin, Philip Lee
    Format: Boxed Set
    Price: $29.99
  • Chinese for Beginners
    Chinese for Beginners
    Yi Ren has taught thousands of Americans to speak Chinese fluently. Now, she and co-author Xiayuan Liang share their secrets for fast mastery of Mandarin Chinese with you. China has 1.3 billion people, and due to initiatives to phase out regional dialects in favor of Mandarin Chinese, nearly all of them can communicate in Mandarin. Don't let yourself be intimidated by this rewarding language. Although it is true that mastery of the Chinese language takes time, Mandarin Chinese actually has simpler grammar than English, and there are no conjugations—meaning anyone can learn a few important phrases in no time.

    Chock full of extra hints and tips drawn from the authors' many years of experience teaching Mandarin Chinese in adult evening classes, Chinese for Beginners focuses on realistic situations you'll encounter when you meet people in China. New words are explained in terms of how you'll actually use them to communicate with new friends. The downloadable audio is another great way to learn Chinese and lets you listen and repeat and remember the sentences with ease, and will help you soon declare with pride, "I can say that in Chinese!"

    Chinese for Beginners includes:
    Lighthearted approaches that bring Chinese to life in a down-to-earth fashion.
    Real-life dialogues and situations to help you converse with confidence .
    An "Extend Your Vocabulary" feature in each chapter helps you to remember and understand more words that you'd think possible .
    Native-speaker audio recordings teach you to pronounce Chinese tones accurately.
    Answer Keys help you keep track of your learning process .
    Interesting notes, idioms, sayings, photos, poems, and insider tips about China's culture, special places, and everyday life add to the adventure.

    This user-friendly guide to learning the basics will work for anyone who wants to speak and understand Chinese for business, for pleasure, or for travel—and who wants to enjoy the process of learning a new language while they're at it!

    ISBN: 9780804842358
    Price: $29.99
    Author: Tuttle
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $29.99
  • Collins English Dictionary Reference Edition
    Collins English Dictionary Reference Edition
    The perfect reference dictionary for everyday use with over 290,000 words, phrases, and definitions and now updated with thousands of fascinating encyclopedic entries with key facts and dates, people and places.
    Ideal for use in the office, at home and for study, thousands of facts and figures lie at your fingertips.
    Practical writing support with hundreds of language tips for everyday use plus guidance on how to improve your writing.
    An ultra-clear layout and durable hardback format make this a user-friendly and robust dictionary for everyday use.

    ISBN: 9780008251055
    Publication date: 05/10/2017
    Price: $45.00
    Author: Collins Dictionaries
    Format: Hard Back
    Price: $45.00
  • Collins French Dictionary and Grammar
    Collins French Dictionary and Grammar
    An up-to-date dictionary and a user-friendly grammar guide in one handy volume. A clear layout, cultural notes and an easy-to-use, revised grammar section make this the ideal French reference for intermediate learners.

    Designed for all intermediate learners of French, whether at school, at home, or for business. 96,000 references and 120,000 translations will help those learning French take their language skills to the next level.

    * This edition has been revised and updated to offer extensive and relevant coverage of today's English and French, with thousands of phrases and examples guiding the user to the most appropriate translation.

    * A comprehensive grammar guide presents detailed examples and translations to help users to understand French grammar - the perfect complement to the dictionary.

    * The clear Collins typography gives the text a contemporary feel, and along with the new alphabet tabs, ensures that users find the information they need quickly and easily.

    ISBN: 9780008241384
    Publication date: 23/04/2018
    Price: $32.99
    Author: Collins Dictionaries
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $32.99
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