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American Heritage Student Science Dictionary

American Heritage Student Science Dictionary

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The American Heritage Student Science Dictionary is the ideal science resource for students and their families for homework, school projects, or just browsing. This updated edition includes a revised table of the planets that takes into account the demotion of Pluto from the category of planet, along with the new vocabulary created by the International Astronomical Union, including the term dwarf planet.With over 4,500 entries, 425 full-color photographs and drawings, and 175 fascinating feature notes, this is the most current and comprehensive student science dictionary available.
American Heritage Thesaurus First Edition

American Heritage Thesaurus First Edition

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Finding the right words has never been easier...with the ultimate source for today's students, writers, readers, and communicators.

From the editors of America's favorite dictionary comes the definitive reference for meeting today's challenging communication demands. Remarkably easy to use and completely up-to-date, The American Heritage Thesaurus is an essential resource for finding the perfect word, enhancing your mastery of the English language, and expressing yourself with precision and efficiency. No other thesaurus on the market today offers a more superlative selection of synonyms, concise definitions, easy-to-follow cross-references, and depth of meaning for the modern-day user.

- More than 20,000 main entries and 150,000 synonyms
- A-to-Z dictionary format that eliminates lengthy index and appendix
- Comprehensive list of synonyms grouped by clear definitions--avoids the confusing hodgepodge of obscure and distantly related terms
- Cross-references among closely related entries to insure precision
- Thousands of completely updated slang and informal terms
- Pertinent quotations and examples that convey nuances in meaning among the most basic and important synonyms

An indispensable addition to the American Heritage family of language guides, destined to become a classic, The American Heritage Thesaurus is a book no home, school, or office should be without.

American Heritage Thesaurus First Edition

American Heritage Thesaurus First Edition

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Finding the right words has never been easier...with the ultimate source for today's students, writers, readers, and communicators.
From the editors of America's favorite dictionary comes the definitive reference for meeting today's challenging communication demands. Remarkably easy to use and completely up-to-date, The American Heritage Thesaurus is an essential resource for finding the perfect word, enhancing your mastery of the English language, and expressing yourself with precision and efficiency. No other thesaurus on the market today offers a more superlative selection of synonyms, concise definitions, easy-to-follow cross-references, and depth of meaning for the modern-day user.
- More than 20,000 main entries and 150,000 synonyms
- A-to-Z dictionary format that eliminates lengthy index and appendix
- Comprehensive list of synonyms grouped by clear definitions--avoids the confusing hodgepodge of obscure and distantly related terms
- Cross-references among closely related entries to insure precision
- Thousands of completely updated slang and informal terms
- Pertinent quotations and examples that convey nuances in meaning among the most basic and important synonyms
An indispensable addition to the American Heritage family of language guides, destined to become a classic, The American Heritage Thesaurus is a book no home, school, or office should be without.
American Heritage® Essential Student Thesaurus Fourth Edition

American Heritage® Essential Student Thesaurus Fourth Edition

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Now expanded with more quotations, this thesaurus makes it even easier to find the right word for every occasion.

The American Heritage(R) Essential Student Thesaurus, Fourth Edition, is an at-a-glance writing aid and vocabulary builder. Drawing on revisions made for the fifth edition of its renowned companion The American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, this thesaurus presents more than 300 entries and 1,200 synonyms in a clear A-to-Z format. With paragraph-style writing to help readers differentiate synonyms, this book is ideal for students (ages 12 and up) and English language learners. An example sentence or quotation illustrates every synonym. Many entries go into greater detail, explaining nuances that distinguish related words. The quotations show synonyms in literary contexts, a feature that has been expanded for this edition. New quotations from contemporary usage include public figures such as Barack Obama, acclaimed writers such as Maya Angelou, and popular authors such as Suzanne Collins and Neil Gaiman.

American Public School Law

American Public School Law

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Alexander and Alexander's best-selling AMERICAN PUBLIC SCHOOL LAW sets the standard for books in educational law, an increasingly vital area of expertise for today's school and district administrators. Now in its Eighth Edition, this combined textbook/casebook provides an authoritative and comprehensive view of the law that governs the public school system of the United States, including common law, statutes, and constitutional laws as they affect students, teachers, and administrators. Featuring civil and criminal cases selected from hundreds of jurisdictions and newly updated to reflect the latest legal trends and precedents, the book reviews key laws and relevant court decisions. The case method offers ample opportunity for discussions aimed at discovering and exposing the underlying rules and reasoning, and the text actively encourages readers to relate factual situations to the law while anticipating similar experiences they may have as practicing teachers and administrators. Written in an engaging and accessible style, AMERICAN PUBLIC SCHOOL LAW, Eighth Edition, explains even complex points of law clearly and effectively for non-lawyers, and the authors maintain a diligent focus on the unique needs of professional educators preparing for successful careers in administration.
American Sign Language

American Sign Language

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It's the third most used language in the United States--and yet it's "spoken" without even opening your mouth! It's estimated that as many as two million Americans speak American Sign Language, a method of communication that's both fun and useful, even if you or your friends and family are not hearing impaired.

American Sign Language uses simple-to-follow photographs to teach you the alphabet, numbers, and simple words and phrases. Divided into categories such as Animals and People and Pronouns, the book and accompanying flashcards show you how to use your hands to communicate. Once you've learned the alphabet, you'll build on that knowledge to learn the words for "friend" and "family." And when you how the words for "chicken" and "cat" evoke a chicken opening and closing its beak and a cat stroking its whiskers, you'll truly understand how intuitive and enjoyable learning American Sign Language can be.

Learning a new language is always a rewarding endeavor--and with American Sign Language, it's easier than ever!

American Sign Language Handshape Puzzle Book

American Sign Language Handshape Puzzle Book

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The American Sign Language Handshape Puzzle Book features 54 different puzzles to help students learn, review, and strengthen their signing vocabulary. Inspired by the bestselling dictionary, this unique workbook offers a variety of puzzles at three different levels -- easy, medium, and difficult. Author Linda Lascelle Hillebrand provides a concise explanation of the basic handshapes used in American Sign Language (ASL), then invites readers to have fun while solving all sorts of sign puzzles.

Users can practice sign identification with Crossword and Word Search puzzles that have signs as clues rather than words. Easy puzzles show as few as six signs while advanced puzzles contain as many as 30 signs each. Some of the crossword puzzles provide spaces both across and down for the multiple meanings that many signs can represent.

Handshape Order puzzles require users to identify the handshape of the sign in an illustration, then list the sign's meaning in English. Match puzzles also challenge readers to find corresponding signs for English glosses. Solutions to It Doesn't Belong and Sign Description puzzles depend upon knowing the parameters of ASL signs--handshape, orientation, location, and movement--to deduce which word in a list doesn't belong, and to write the English word for the described signs. The American Sign Language Handshape Puzzle Book is a new, different, and entertaining way to practice ASL that students of all ages are sure to enjoy.

American Sign Language Phrase Book

American Sign Language Phrase Book

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Open up a whole new world of communication through ASL

You can easily learn ASL with help from The American Sign Language Phrase Book. With more than 500 phrases, this is the reference guide to everyday expressions in American Sign Language, providing a quick way for you to converse with deaf people.

Clearly illustrated with hundreds of line drawings, this book focuses on areas such as health, family, school, sports, travel, religion, time, money, food and drink, and small talk. This edition's new chapter on technology boasts 50 phrases to help you communicate about the Internet, computing, video relay, and more. There is even a chapter that gives you phrases for communicating about signing: asking people to sign slower, indicating your fingerspelling ability, and requesting help with your fledgling skills.

From asking simple questions ("How are you?") to more complex phrases ("There's no sign for that, you have to fingerspell it."), The American Sign Language Phrase Book gives you the power to communicate easily and comfortably in ASL.

American Sign Language the Easy Way

American Sign Language the Easy Way

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The use of "facial grammar" as a first step before learning manual signing The 10 key grammatical rules of American Sign Language Material for practice sessions following every lesson ASL (American Sign Language) and modern Deaf Culture More than 800 line drawings illustrate ASL signs 36 progressive lessons
American Spelling Book

American Spelling Book

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Considered to be the third-best selling book of all time in America. With its distinctive blue cover, it earned the nickname the blue-backed speller and was used over the span of nearly a century. This is an exact reproduction of the 1824 edition.
Anatomy 360 The Ultimate Visual Guide to the Human Body

Anatomy 360 The Ultimate Visual Guide to the Human Body

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Winner of the Gold Award in Reference from ForeWord's 2011 Book of the Year Awards

Our bodies are a mystery to us. We may see our arms and legs move, but we have no idea how the muscles beneath look as they contract. We know that our stomachs digest food and our hearts pump blood throughout our bodies, but the images we have in our heads of these organs are often inaccurate or incomplete. Even seeing pictures of our internal systems and organs can be misleading if these pictures don't offer a full, 360-degree view.

Anatomy 360 shows the human body in its entirety--from the skin to the muscles to the organs to the bones. This stunning book provides a unique perspective on our most crucial parts, showing how the structures of our bodies influence their functions. You'll learn about the vagus nerve, which allows us to swallow, speak and cough, and the frontalis muscle, which raises our eyebrows when we're surprised. You'll also learn why our noses run when we cry and why our brains are so important even though they weigh just one kilogram each.

With Anatomy 360, you'll finally get a complete look at the human body!

Anatomy of Influence: Literature as a Way of Life (DISCOUNTED NONRETURNABLE)

Anatomy of Influence: Literature as a Way of Life (DISCOUNTED NONRETURNABLE)

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"Literary criticism, as I attempt to practice it," writes Harold Bloom in "The Anatomy of Influence," "is in the first place literary, that is to say, personal and passionate."

For more than half a century, Bloom has shared his profound knowledge of the written word with students and readers. In this, his most comprehensive and accessible study of influence, Bloom leads us through the labyrinthine paths which link the writers and critics who have informed and inspired him for so many years. The result is "a critical self-portrait," a sustained meditation on a life lived with and through the great works of the Western canon: "Why has influence been my lifelong obsessive concern? Why have certain writers found me and not others? What is the end of a literary life?"

Featuring extended analyses of Bloom's most cherished poets Shakespeare, Whitman, and Crane as well as inspired appreciations of Emerson, Tennyson, Browning, Yeats, Ashbery, and others, "The Anatomy of Influence" adapts Bloom's classic work "The Anxiety of Influence" to show us what great literature is, how it comes to be, and why it matters. Each chapter maps startling new literary connections that suddenly seem inevitable once Bloom has shown us how to listen and to read. A fierce and intimate appreciation of the art of literature on a scale that the author will not again attempt, "The" "Anatomy of Influence" follows the sublime works it studies, inspiring the reader with a sense of something ever more about to be."

Anatomy Trains

Anatomy Trains

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The new edition of this hugely successful book continues to present a unique understanding of the role of fascia in healthy movement and postural distortion which is of vital importance to bodyworkers and movement therapists worldwide. Fully updated throughout and now with accompanying website (www.myersmyofascialmeridians.com), Anatomy Trains: Myofascial Meridians for Manual and Movement Therapists will be ideal for all those professionals who have an interest in human movement: massage therapists, structural integration practitioners, craniosacral therapists, yoga teachers, osteopaths, manual therapists, physiotherapists, athletic trainers, personal trainers, dance and movement teachers, chiropractors and acupuncturists.

There is a clinical relevance to this book that could change the thinking of most physiotherapists and encourage a more whole body approach to therapy. Reviewed by: Sam Blanchard, Head of Academy Physiotherapy, Brighton & Hove Albion Football club. Date: Aug 2014

  • Provides a revolutionary approach to the study of human anatomy which has been shown to improve the outcomes of physical therapies traditionally used to manage pain and other musculoskeletal disorders
  • Describes a theory which is applicable to all common types of movement, posture analysis and physical treatment modalities
  • Layout designed to allow the reader to gather the concept quickly or gain a more detailed understanding of any given area according to need
  • Design icons direct readers to their own specialist areas of interest, e.g. manual therapy, movement therapy, visual assessment, kinaesthetic education or supplementary video material
  • Appendices discuss the relevance of the Anatomy Trains concept to the work of Dr Louis Schultz (Meridians of Latitude), Ada Rolf (Structural Integration) and the practice of Oriental Medicine
  • Accompanying website (www.myersmyofascialmeridians.com) presents multi-media exploration of the concepts described in the book - film clips from Kinesis DVDs, computer graphic representations of the Anatomy Trains, supplementary dissection photographs and video clips, webinars, and some extra client photos for visual assessment practice
  • Text updated in relation to the most up-to-date research originally published at the International Fascia Research Congress, Vancouver, 2012
  • Includes the latest evidence for the scientific basis of common clinical findings, including preliminary evidence from human fascial dissections
  • Explores the role of fascia as our largest sensory organ
  • Contains updates arising out of continual teaching and practice - for example, the role of the fascia and its interconnectivity in the generation of pain and/or force transmission
  • New chapter discusses the role of Anatomy Trains theory in the analysis of gait
  • Video clips on an associated website (www.myersmyofascialmeridians.com) present examples of the concepts explored in the book
  • Podcasts on the website explore the therapeutic techniques involved
  • Website addresses and references fully updated throughout
  • And Here's the Kicker: Conversations with 21 Top Humor Writers on Their Craft

    And Here's the Kicker: Conversations with 21 Top Humor Writers on Their Craft

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    Suitable for aspiring humour writers and fans of comedy, this title discusses the comedy writing process, influences of humour writers from print, TV, and film, their likes and dislikes, and experiences in the industry. It provides interviews that are wide-ranging, funny and informative, and features some of the best names in the business.

    And Then...

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    Anglo-American Cataloguing Rules

    Anglo-American Cataloguing Rules

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    AACR2 walks you through the cataloguing process with clearly defined rules & practical examples representing standards that apply to any type of resource & all metadata formats. The Joint Steering Committee has brought together a new Update reflecting changes & improvements for 2005. No binder. Text + binder 0838935567. Updates 0838935575.
    Anonyponymous: Forgotten People Behind Everyday Words and Opinionated Dictionary

    Anonyponymous: Forgotten People Behind Everyday Words and Opinionated Dictionary

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    An encyclopedia of linguistic biographies: the witty, illustrated stories of the Earl of Sandwich, Charles Boycott, and other historical figures better known as words than people.

    Eponymous, adj. Giving one's name to a person, place, or thing.

    Anonymous, adj. Anonymous.

    Anonyponymous, adj. Anonymous and eponymous.

    The Earl of Sandwich, fond of salted beef and paired slices of toast, found a novel way to eat them all together. Etienne de Silhouette, a former French finance minister, was so notoriously cheap that his name became a byword for chintzy practices--such as substituting a darkened outline for a proper painted portrait. Both bequeathed their names to the language, but neither man is remembered.

    In this clever and funny book, John Bemelmans Marciano illuminates the lives of these anonyponymous persons. A kind of encyclopedia of linguistic biographies, the book is arranged alphabetically, giving the stories of everyone from Abu algorithm Al-Khwarizmi to Count Ferdinand von Zeppelin. Along with them you'll find the likes of Harry Shrapnel, Joseph-Ignace Guillotine, and many other people whose vernacular legacies have long outlived their memory.

    Accented by amusing line portraits and short etymological essays on subjects like superhero eponyms, Anonyponymous is both a compendium of trivia and a window into the fascinating world of etymology. Carefully curated and unfailingly witty, this book is both a fantastic gift for language lovers and a true pleasure to read.

    Anthropology of Self and Behavior

    Anthropology of Self and Behavior

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    Gerald Erchak's engaging book stakes out a position in the field of psychological anthropology. He addresses himself primarily to students in the field, and also to specialists who want a clearly presented approach. He argues that culture shapes the human self and behavior, and that the self and behavior are in turn adapted to culture. After defining basic concepts and debates in the field, Erchak takes up the topics of socialization, gender, sexuality, collective behavior, national character, deviance, behavioral disorder, cognition, and emotion (This new textbook contains more material about sexuality and gender than any other such text). For Erhcak, psychocultural adaptation is basic to human life. Culture plays a central role in our behavior and survival.

    Each chapter reviews the literature, not as a scholar would, but rather to provide an overview of central issues in the field. Each chapter also provides case material, some of which is drawn from Erchak's own work on West African socialization, Micronesian social change, family violence, initiation rites, and alcoholism. His examples are drawn from the U.S. as well as non-Western cultures. This book will be of particular interest to teachers looking for new texts for undergraduate courses in anthropology, psychology, and sociology.