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365 New Words-A-Year
365 New Words-A-Year
by Inc. (cor) Workman Publishing Co.
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365 New Words-A-Year is an essential title with zealously loyal fans who return year after year. Every day brings a smart, surprising, and fascinating word, along with orthography and pronunciation guide, definition, word history, miscellany, and... (read more)

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365 New Words Page-A-Day Notepad + Calendar
365 New Words Page-A-Day Notepad + Calendar
by Merriam-webster (cor)
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Stay organized and improve your vocabulary with a smart and useful word, every day. A brand-new calendar from the experts at Merriam-Webster—America’s most beloved and most respected dictionary—365 New Words combines an enlightening... (read more)

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The Mother Tongue
The Mother Tongue
by Bill Bryson
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Bill Bryson's bestselling books include One Summer, A Short History of Nearly Everything, At Home, A Walk in the Woods, Neither Here nor There, Made in America, and The Mother Tongue. He lives in England with his wife.... (read more)

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A Certain "Je Ne Sais Quoi": The Origin of Foreign Words Used in English
A Certain "Je Ne Sais Quoi": The Origin of Foreign Words Used in English
by Chloe Rhodes
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"English doesn't borrow from other languages. English follows other languages down dark alleys, knocks them over, and goes through their pockets for loose grammar." -James D. Nicoll Organized alphabetically for easy reference, A Certain "Je Ne Sais Quoi"... (read more)

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Schottenfreude: German Words for the Human Condition
Schottenfreude: German Words for the Human Condition
by Ben Schott
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Ever thought, There should be a German word for that? Well, thanks to the brilliantly original mind behind Schotts Original Miscellany, now there is. Schottenfreude is a unique, must-have dictionary, complete with newly coined words that explore the... (read more)

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100 Words Every High School Graduate Should Know
100 Words Every High School Graduate Should Know
by American Heritage Dictionary
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Ancient names come to rich and fascinating life in this lavishly illustrated gift book for mythology fans and word lovers. Did you know that and#8220;museumsand#8221; were initially temples built to worship the nine muses, the goddesses of the arts? That... (read more)

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Signing Made Easy: A Complete Program for Learning Sign Language. Includes Sentence Drills and Exercises for Increased Comprehension and
Signing Made Easy: A Complete Program for Learning Sign Language. Includes Sentence Drills and Exercises for Increased Comprehension and
by Rod R. Butterworth
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Mickey Flodin is the author of Signing Everyday Phrases, Signing for Kids, Signing is Fun, Signing Illustrated, and co-author, with Rod R. Butterworth, of The Perigee Visual Dictionary of Signing, The Pocket Dictionary of Signing, and Signing Made Easy.... (read more)

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Reading Reminders
Reading Reminders
by Jim Burke
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Burke has published previously on teaching English, reading, and grant writing. Here he offers 100 techniques for teaching reading, based on his experiences as a high school English teacher, and using input from his students. For teachers, Burke... (read more)

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More Reading Power 3 (3RD 12 Edition)
More Reading Power 3 (3RD 12 Edition)
by Linda Jeffries
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The new edition of Reading Power 3 is enhanced by research-based methods and activities for learning vocabulary. Longer reading passages and new study-reading activities, including outlining and text marking, prepare students to enter the world of... (read more)

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Virgil: Aeneid I-VI
Virgil: Aeneid I-VI
by R. Williams
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This is the first volume of R. Deryck Williams' classic edition of the Aeneid, covering books I-VI. It includes the Latin text, with English introduction, an extensive commentary and notes by this renowned Virgilian scholar. Designed for upper school and... (read more)

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Choose the Right Word: Second Edition
Choose the Right Word: Second Edition
by S I Hayakawa
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Revised edition of Cassell's Modern Guide to Synonyms & Related Words. A blend of thesaurus, dictionary, and manual of English usage. Contains 1,000 entries which define and compare 6,000 commonly used synonyms and related words. Annotation c. Book... (read more)

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Real Reading 2 - With CD (11 Edition)
Real Reading 2 - With CD (11 Edition)
by David Wiese
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Lynn Bonesteel, Series Editor Paul Nation, Series Consultant   A four-level reading skills series for beginning through advanced students, Real Reading provides students with a meaningful and authentic reading experience. Compelling readings in a... (read more)

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The Least You Should Know about English: Writing Skills, Form B
The Least You Should Know about English: Writing Skills, Form B
by Paige Wilson
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Quickly master English writing skills with THE LEAST YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT ENGLISH: WRITING SKILLS, FORM B, Eleventh Edition. Brief and uncomplicated, this text has helped students learn the basics of English writing for over thirty years with its clear,... (read more)

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About Language: Tasks for Teachers of English (Cambridge Edition of the Works of F. Scott Fitzgerald)
About Language: Tasks for Teachers of English (Cambridge Edition of the Works of F. Scott Fitzgerald)
by Scott Thornbury
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'The book targets teacher trainees - indeed has been extensively trialled with classes of student teachers - but is also of value to teachers in any developmental program, native and non-native speakers, senior staff preparing inservice seminars and... (read more)

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For Your Information 2 : Reading and Vocabulary Skills (2ND 07 Edition)
For Your Information 2 : Reading and Vocabulary Skills (2ND 07 Edition)
by Karen Lourie Blanchard
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Karen Blanchard has an M.S.Ed in English Education from the University of Pennsylvania, and Christine Root has an M.Ed in English Education from the University of Massachusetts. Both authors have more than twenty-five years of experience working with... (read more)

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Better Than Great: A Plenitudinous Compendium of Wallopingly Fresh Superlatives
Better Than Great: A Plenitudinous Compendium of Wallopingly Fresh Superlatives
by Arthur Plotnik
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Say goodbye to "awesome" and "amazing" and say hello to Better Than Great, a veritable TKO of stale superlatives with almost 6,000 alternative terms. Lexophile Arthur Plotnik presents a skull-spinning assortment of words and ideas for describing... (read more)

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Visions Across the Americas (8TH 13 Edition)
Visions Across the Americas (8TH 13 Edition)
by J. Sterling Warner
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Louise Erdrich, Amy Tan, John Steinbeck, Pat Mora, and Andrew Lam are among the authors represented in Visions Across the Americas: Short Essays for Composition, 8th Edition. The book's 72 cross-cultural essays (12 of them new) cover a variety of themes--... (read more)

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Dictionary of Word Origins: The Histories of More Than 8,000 English-Language Words
Dictionary of Word Origins: The Histories of More Than 8,000 English-Language Words
by John Ayto
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What is the link between map and apron, acrobat and oxygen, zeal and jealousy, flour and pollen, secret and crime? Did you know that crimson originally comes from the name of tiny scale insects, the kermes, from whose dried bodies a red dyestuff is made?... (read more)

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Falling in Love with Close Reading: Lessons for Analyzing Texts and Life
Falling in Love with Close Reading: Lessons for Analyzing Texts and Life
by Christopher Lehman
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Save 15% with our Book Study Bundle! "Love brings us in close, leads us to study the details of a thing, and asks us to return again and again. These are the motivations and ideas that built this book." -Chris Lehman and Kate Roberts You and your... (read more)

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Describer's Dictionary (2ND 15 Edition)
Describer's Dictionary (2ND 15 Edition)
by Grambs David
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A singular and indispensable reference tool, --now expanded and updated--has served for over twenty years as the go-to resource for writers who are determined to capture the world in just the right words.... (read more)

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