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By Brian Harvey. 2019
An adventure story set against the backdrop of a son trying to understand his fatherAfter a 25-year break from boating,… Brian Harvey circumnavigates Vancouver Island with his wife, his dog, and a box of documents that surfaced after his father’s death. John Harvey was a neurosurgeon, violinist, and photographer who answered his door a decade into retirement to find a sheriff with a summons. It was a malpractice suit, and it did not go well. Dr. Harvey never got over it. The box contained every nurse’s record, doctor’s report, trial transcript, and expert testimony related to the case. Only Brian’s father had read it all — until now.In this beautifully written memoir, Brian Harvey shares how after two months of voyaging with his father’s ghost, he finally finds out what happened in the O.R. that crucial night and why Dr. Harvey felt compelled to fight the excruciating accusations.
By Joseph M. Williams, Wayne C. Booth, Gregory G. Colomb. 2008
With more than 200,000 copies in print, The Craft of Research is the unrivaled resource for researchers at every level,… from first-year undergraduates to research reporters at corporations and government offices. Now, seasoned researchers and educators Gregory G. Colomb and Joseph M. Williams present an updated third edition of their classic handbook, whose first and second editions were written in collaboration with the late Wayne C. Booth. The Craft of Research explains how to build an argument that motivates readers to accept a claim; how to anticipate the reservations of readers and to respond to them appropriately; and how to create introductions and conclusions that answer that most demanding question, "So what?"
By Emma Strack, Guillaume Plantevin. 2018
What distinguishes a mandarin orange from a clementine, an iris from a pupil, a tornado from a cyclone, and a… bee from a wasp? The difference is in the details! This content-rich illustrated extravaganza distills the distinctions between an impressive collection of pairs—from animals to food to geography and more—offering enlightening trivia, amusing tidbits, and unforgettable facts in a highly browsable format. Young readers can dip in quickly to feed their curiosity, or delve into the details and stay awhile. With a bold, graphic art style and an accessible, smart text, this miscellany collection will enrich probing minds (or is it "brains"?!).
Words of wisdom from Charlie Munger Warren Buffett s longtime business partner and the visionary Vice… Chairman of Berkshire Hathaway collected and interpreted with an eye towards investing by David Clark coauthor of the bestselling Buffettology series Born in Omaha Nebraska in 1924 Charlie Munger studied mathematics at the University of Michigan trained as a meteorologist at Cal Tech Pasadena while in the Army and graduated magna cum laude from Harvard Law School without ever earning an undergraduate degree Today Munger is one of America s most successful investors the Vice Chairman of Berkshire Hathaway and Warren Buffett s business partner for almost forty years Buffett says Berkshire has been built to Charlie s blueprint My role has been that of general contractor Munger is an intelligent opinionated business man whose ideas can teach professional and amateur investors how to be successful in finance and life Like The Tao of Warren Buffett and The Tao of Te Ching The Tao of Charlie Munger is a compendium of pithy quotes including Knowing what you don t know is more useful than being brilliant and In my whole life I have known no wise people who didn t read all the time none zero This collection culled from interviews speeches and questions and answers at the Berkshire Hathaway and Wesco annual meetings offers insights into Munger s amazing financial success and life philosophies Described by Business Insider as sharp in his wit and investing wisdom Charlie Munger s investment tips business philosophy and rules for living are as unique as his life story intelligent as he clearly is and as successful as he has been
By Writer's Digest Editors. 2016
Get advice from the best in the business on every stage of the novel-writing and publishing process! In The Complete… Handbook of Novel Writing, 3rd Edition, you'll learn from established writers about how to make your novel a reality. Discover techniques and strategies for generating ideas, connecting with readers emotionally, and finding inspiration you need to finish your work. This fully revised edition includes an updated marketing section for navigating the unique challenges and possibilities of the evolving literary marketplace. Inside you'll find new essays from dozens of best-selling authors and publishing professionals detailing how to:Master the elements of fiction, from plot and character to dialogue and point of viewDevelop a unique voice and sensibility in your writingManage the practical aspects of writing, from overcoming writer's block to revising your workDetermine the key elements for success in every genreFind an agent, market your work, and get published--or self-publish--successfullyYou'll also find interviews with some of the world's finest and most popular writers, including David Baldacci, Lee Child, Robert Crais, Khaled Hosseini, Hugh Howey, Stephen King, Dennis Lehane, George R.R. Martin, Jojo Moyes, Anne Rice, Jane Smiley, and Garth Stein. Their insights on the craft and business of fiction will provide you with invaluable mentorship as you embark on your writing journey.The Complete Handbook of Novel Writing is your go-to guide for every aspect of creating a bestseller.
This all-in-one reference is a quick and easy way for book, magazine, online, academic, and business writers to look up… sticky punctuation questions for all styles including AP (Associated Press), MLA (Modern Language Association), APA (American Psychological Association), and Chicago Manual of Style.Punctuate with Confidence--No Matter the Style Confused about punctuation? There's a reason. Everywhere you turn, publications seem to follow different rules on everything from possessive apostrophes to hyphens to serial commas. Then there are all the gray areas of punctuation--situations the rule books gloss over or never mention at all. At last, help has arrived. This complete reference guide from grammar columnist June Casagrande covers the basic rules of punctuation plus the finer points not addressed anywhere else, offering clear answers to perplexing questions about semicolons, quotation marks, periods, apostrophes, and more. Better yet, this is the only guide that uses handy icons to show how punctuation rules differ for book, news, academic, and science styles--so you can boldly switch between essays, online newsletters, reports, fiction, and magazine and news articles.This handbook also features rulings from an expert "Punctuation Panel" so you can see how working pros approach sticky situations. And the second half of the book features an alphabetical master list of commonly punctuated terms worth its weight in gold, combining rulings from the major style guides and showing exactly where they differ. With The Best Punctuation Book, Period, you'll be able to handle any punctuation predicament in a flash--and with aplomb.From the Trade Paperback edition.
By Wendy Burt-Thomas. 2008
Make That Crucial, Positive First Impression Anyone who's researched the marketplace knows: The path to publication begins with your query… letter. If your query is weak, unfocused, or uninspired, an editor or agent won't even bother to request your article, novel manuscript, or nonfiction book proposal. But a well-crafted, compelling query sent to the right editor or agent is an essential sales tool for fiction writers and the most effective way for nonfiction writers to pre-sell your idea. In this book, professional freelance writer and magazine editor Wendy Burt-Thomas shares practical advice on how to craft persuasive letters that connect with editors and agents and ultimately generate sales for you. You'll learn how to: Conduct targeted research to find suitable editors and agents Hook an editor with a tantalizing lead and shape a summary that compels editors to buy Select the strongest slant for your book or article Use research and interview shortcuts that keep your query prep profitable Make your query rejection-proof by weeding out subtle mistakes that can sabotage your project Communicate your author platform and sell yourself as the best writer for the subject Complete with dozens of sample queries–some that landed article assignments, agents, or book deals, and others that never stood a chance–this book offers you a comprehensive strategy for presenting your writing ideas in a way that will increase your chances of publication. Though the title may lead some to believe it's strictly to be shelved as a reference manual,The Writer's Digest Guide to Query Lettersis a smooth read from cover to cover.
Critical editions of most classical authors are based on readings transmitted by medieval scholars that can be examined and collated.… Modern editions of Petronius, on the other hand, are principally based on printed editions, most of them published in France during the sixteenth century. In this volume T. Wade Richardson considers the use made of the Petronius manuscripts then extant by seven French humanist editors for their various editions, commentaries, and notes.Some of the manuscripts they used may be equated with extant exemplars, which therefore serve as a good check on the quality of their readings. But as much as half of the text rests on the sixteenth-century witness alone. Through a broad and integrated study of the problems of the Petronius text the author attempts to unravel the tangled skein of humanist work on Petronius, to settle some of the old textual puzzles, and to solidify the text and recast the apparatus.Richardson also provides information on the codicology and palaeography of the texts and on the talents and habits of the scholars who created them.
This third, completely revised edition contains hundreds of new entries for a total of almost 2,000 children's books and magazines… carefully selected and described by a team of children's librarians. Entries are arranged by subject, with reading levels indicated where necessary, and are also listed in a separate author-title index. A list of prize-winning Canadian children's books and a basic book list for librarians, teachers, and parents are included in this charmingly illustrated volume.
Every man has a story to tell and this was no less true of the hundreds of emigrants from the… Highlands and the Hebrides who crossed the Atlantic from the late eighteenth century to the early twentieth century to settle in North America. This selection of Scottish Gaelic songs brings to light the revealing and often touching poems of some twenty such emigrants. Focusing on themes of emigration and exile, their subjects range from the biblical motif of liberation from tyranny (pre-destined by the Creator who provided a land of bounty across the seas), to the happier future anticipated for his daughter by a loyalist fugitive in North Carolina; from a sense of security on the part of a clergyman settled in Pictou County after the disruption in his homeland, to the disenchantment of an emigrant to Manitoba who longed to move on to North Dakota. Their tone may be lyrical, elegaic, or satirical. Songs from various parts of the new world – the Carolinas, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, Ontario, and the Canadian west – are included in Gaelic with a facing English translation. A short biography of each bard prefaces the selections attributed to him or her. Detailed notes provide a guide to sources and variant texts, elucidate obscure passages, and define the social and cultural context in which the songs originated. An appendix reproduces the tunes for nine of these songs.This is a book that will inform and entertain both the specialist and the general reader.
By Mary Batten. 2017
By Eduardo Pizarro. 1981
Este libro de Eduardo Pizarro reconstruye la historia de los procesos de paz en Colombia desde 1981 hasta hoy … Tras la firma de los acuerdos de La Habana el reconocido analista pol tico Eduardo Pizarro reconstruye los procesos de paz en el pa s con un estilo conciso y equilibrado presenta los contextos nacionales e internacionales de cada periodo identifica los factores de incidencia reflexiona sobre c mo ocurri y por qu fue posible una salida negociada al conflicto en Colombia Cambiar el futuro conecta la historia pol tica el an lisis de coyuntura la pol tica internacional y la teor a de resoluci n de conflictos Su autor conoce las entra as de la guerra en Colombia y su libro es un homenaje a los precursores de la paz en un pa s que se convierte en ejemplo mundial de renuncia a las armas como forma de hacer pol tica
By Natalie Goldberg. 2000
In the sequel to her bestselling Writing Down the Bones, Natalie Goldberg advises readers on how to capture the flashes… of inspiration of a writer's life, and turn this "thunder and lightning" into a polished final piece Any writer may find himself or herself with an abundance of raw material, but it takes patience and care to turn this material into finished stories, essays, poems, novels, and memoirs. Referencing her own experiences both as a writer and as a student of Zen, Natalie provides insight into the struggles and demands of turning ideas into concrete form. Her guidance addresses ways to overcome writer's block, deal with the fear of criticism and rejection, get the most from working with an editor, and improve one's writing by reading accomplished authors. She communicates this with her characteristic humor and compassion, and a deep respect for writing as an act of celebration. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Natalie Goldberg, including rare photos and never-before-seen documents from the author's personal collection.
By William Poundstone. 1983
The Book That Gives the Inside Story on Hundreds of Secrets of American Life --Big Secrets Are there… really secret backward messages in rock music or is somebody nuts We tested suspect tunes at a recording studio to find out What goes on at Freemason initiations Here s the whole story including -- yes -- the electric carpet Colonel Sanders boasted that Kentucky Fried Chicken s eleven secret herbs and spices stand on everybody s shelf We got a sample of the seasoning mix and sent it to a food chemist for analysis Feverish rumor has it that Walt Disney s body was frozen and now lies in a secret cryonic vault somewhere beneath the Pirates of the Caribbean exhibit at Disneyland Read the certified stranger-than-fiction truth Don t bother trying to figure out how Doug Henning David Copperfield and Harry Blackstone Jr perform their illusions Big Secrets has complete explanations and diagrams nothing left to the imagination
By Lia Leendertz. 2017
THE ORIGINAL & BESTSELLING ALMANAC 'I love this gem of a book' - Cerys Matthews The Almanac: A Seasonal Guide… to 2019 reinvents the tradition of the rural almanac for a new audience. It gives you the tools and inspiration you need to celebrate, mark and appreciate each month of the year in your own particular way. Divided into the 12 months, a set of tables each month gives it the feel and weight of a traditional almanac, providing practical information that gives access to the outdoors and the seasons, perfect for expeditions, meteor-spotting nights and beach holidays. There are also features on each month's unique nature, such as the meteor shower of the month, beehive behaviour, folklore and stories, seasonal recipes and charts tracking moon phases and tides. Why not try identifying trees by their bare buds in January; Enjoy a broad bean, pea shoot & pecorino salad in June; Discover the story of gourmet garlics and how to plant them in October.You will find yourself referring to the almanac all year long, revisiting it again and again, and looking forward to the next edition as the year draws to a close.Praise for The Almanac: A Seasonal Guide to 2018:'The perfect companion to the seasons' - India Knight'A richly layered book of events, celebrations and everyday information that together create a beautiful, fascinating resource . . . In the single month I've had my hands on it, the book has quietly "worked".' - Telegraph'Beautifully written, this pocket-sized guide is a labour of love and will remind you to appreciate little moments throughout the year.' - Gardens Illustrated'Elegant . . . an ideal stocking filler.' - The English Garden
By Natalie Goldberg. 1990
An inspirational, practical, and often lighthearted guide on how to find time to write, how to discover your personal style,… and how to make sentences come aliveNatalie Goldberg, author of the bestselling Writing Down the Bones, shares her invaluable insight into writing as a source of creative power, and the daily ins and outs of the writer's task. Topics include balancing mundane responsibilities with a commitment to writing; knowing when to take risks as a writer and a human being; coming to terms with success, failure, and loss; and learning self-acceptance--both in life and art. Thought-provoking and practical, Wild Mind provides an abundance of suggestions for keeping the writing life vital and active, and includes more than thirty provocative "try this" exercises as jump-starters to get your pen moving. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Natalie Goldberg, including rare photos and never-before-seen documents from the author's personal collection.
By Vatsyayana. 2014
The world s most influential and enduring text on human sexualityLong before The Joy of Sex Masters and Johnson… or Dr Ruth there was Vatsyayana s Kama Sutra or Aphorisms on Love This ancient text translated from Sanskrit into English in the nineteenth century by Sir Richard Burton along with Bhagavanlal Indragit and Shivaram Parashuram Bhide has stood the test of time as a thoughtful treatise on the art of lovemaking An insightful consideration of the connections between sensual pleasure and spiritual enlightenment this classic work presents a sincere and civilized approach to sexuality that modern readers will find refreshing and inspirational
By Mariska Van Aalst, Janine Driver. 2010
Now You re Talking Do you want to be bulletproof at work secure in your relationship and content… in your own skin If so it s more important than ever to be aware of what your body is saying to the outside world Unfortunately most of what you ve heard from other body language experts is wrong and as a result your actions may be hurting not helping you With sass and a keen eye media favorite Janine Driver teaches you the skills she used every day to stay alive during her fifteen years as a body-language expert at the ATF Janine s 7-day plan and her 7-second solutions teach you dozens of body language fixes to turn any interpersonal situation to your advantage She reveals methods here that other experts refuse to share with the public and she debunks major myths other experts swear are fact Giving more eye contact is key when you re trying to impress someone Not necessarily true It s actually more important where you point your belly button This small body shift communicates true interest more powerfully than constant eye contact The steeple hand gesture will give you the upper hand during negotiations and business meetings Wrong Driver has seen this overbearing gesture backfire more often than not Instead she suggests two new steeples that give you power without making you seem overly aggressive the Basketball Steeple and the A-OK Two-Fingered Steeple Happy people command power and attention by smiling just before they meet new people Studies have shown that people who do this are viewed as Beta Leaders Alpha leaders smile once they shake your hand and hear your name At a time when every advantage counts--and first impressions matter more than ever--this is the book to help you really get your message across From the Hardcover edition
By Tom Jackson. 2014
THE MAGIC SCHOOL BUS PRESENTS DINOSAURS is a photographic nonfiction companion book to the original bestselling title, THE MAGIC SCHOOL… BUS IN THE TIME OF THE DINOSAURS. IN THE TIME OF THE DINOSAURS from the bestselling Magic School Bus series taught thousands of kids about the T-rex, triceratops, and stegosaurus. MAGIC SCHOOL BUS PRESENTS DINOSAURS will expand upon the original title with fresh and updated content about all the incredible extinct creatures from millions and millions of years ago. With vivid full-color photographs on each page as well as illustrations of the beloved Ms. Frizzle and her students, the Magic School Bus Presents series will enthrall a whole new generation of Magic School Bus readers.
By Lee A. Jacobus. 2017
The first and bestselling reader of its kind A World of Ideas introduces students to great thinkers whose ideas… have shaped civilizations throughout history When students hear names like Aristotle Martin Luther King Jr Virginia Woolf or Sigmund Freud they recognize the author as important -- and they rise to the challenge of engaging with the text and evaluating it critically No other composition reader offers a comparable collection of essential readings along with the supportive apparatus students need to understand analyze and respond to them