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This invaluable reference work offers the best advice on English usage, drawing on the unrivaled resources of Oxford's English Dictionaries program and language monitoring. This second edition of the "Pocket Fowler" harks back to the original 1926 edition of A Dictionary of Modern English Usage by Henry Fowler, widely regarded as the finest such guide in print. Updated with the use of the Oxford English Corpus, a database of over two billion words, and with up-to-date entries on the language of emails and the Internet, the new edition answers your most frequently asked questions about language use. Should you use a split infinitive or a preposition at the end of a sentence? Is it "infer" or "imply"? "Who" or "whom"? What are the main differences between British and American English? Over 4,000 entries offer clear recommendations on issues of grammar, pronunciation, spelling, confusable words, and written style. Real examples are drawn from classic and contemporary literary sources, newspapers and magazines, and the Internet. Pocket Fowler's Modern English Usage, Second Edition is an indispensable companion for anyone who wants to use the English language effectively.
This exciting sports almanac will tell kids all they need to know about the previous year in sports (Fall '03-Summer '04). It includes major sports (basketball, baseball, football, hockey); "secondary sports" (golf, tennis, cycling, auto racing); action sports (BMX, snowboarding, in-line skating) and some Olympic sports (gymnastics, skiing, track and field).
This is a book about fixing bicycles. It is written in such a way that anyone can use it to fix any bicycle. Many of you (especially the ladies) have been given the idea that if something is mechanical, you can't do it. That is outrageous. Bicycles are not monstrous machines which only wizards can understand. They are all simple enough that with a little know-how and patience, anyone can work on them. You can do it! You don't have to know any magic. The mechanical mystique is a lie.
Too many people have decided the safest way to get through life is to be small. They've decided it's too dangerous to think big, to speak out, to take risks. But, particularly today, organizations need people to step up.
This may well be the most pivotal and exciting time in the history of a nation that is built on pivotal and exciting events. How you and I choose to react to this global empire in the coming years is likely to determine the future of our planet. Will we continue along a road marked by violence, exploitation of others, and ultimately the likelihood of our self-destruction as a species? Or will we create a world our children will be proud to inherit? The choice is ours--yours and mine.
Note to self: when stepping back into your billionaire boss's world: - Remember why you turned him down all those years ago: because infamous playboys like Drake Llewelyn are trouble with a capital "T!" - He plays to win. You can't afford to take a gamble on love and lose, no matter how much he says he's changed. - So arm yourself against his movie-star looks, devastating charm, intoxicating smile... Oh, no! This is going to be so much harder than I thought!
A look into the life of four soldiers' wives.
Living a privileged life in Atlanta, wealthy and beautiful African American twin sisters, Sydney and Lauren, must deal with family secrets and scandal when their father is released from prison.
Darcy Parrish had learned the hard way how to take care of herself. After the accident that had shattered her spine, she made a new life as chef at Patrick Judson's estate. The position was temporary, but her movie-star-gorgeous boss seemed to have other ideas. Darcy's sassy charms soon had Patrick hooked. He wanted to get closer to this beautiful and gifted woman who created masterpieces with her hands. The biggest obstacle was Darcy herself ...
An American journalist's experience in the war-torn Afghanistan, as a woman's magazine editor, not a combat reporter.
21 articles about Romain Rolland by a variety of authors.
The letters between Rabindranath Tagore and the ailing poet Victoria Ocampo.
Weight Watchers All-Time Favorites: Over 200 Best-Ever Recipes from the Weight Watchers Test Kitchensby Weight Watchers International
Best-Loved Recipes from Weight Watchers-Collected for the First Time! Here, in one terrific volume, is an exciting collection of the most prized recipes from Weight Watchers. Whether you're cooking for a weeknight family supper, a casual backyard get-together with neighbors, or a festive gathering with friends; All-Time Favorites has it all. Following the Flex Plan? On the Core Plan®? No problem. You'll find recipes for tasty appetizers, refreshing salads; hearty soups, scrumptious main dishes (plenty of them one-dish and easy too), and spectacular desserts that fit the bill for both plans. And of course, as with all Weight Watchers cookbooks, you'll find that counting POINTS® values and staying on track is a snap with deliciously satisfying recipes such as: Crunchy Spring Rolls with Peanut Dipping Sauce, Ham and Chickpea Salad, Mustardy Pot Roast with Vegetables, Easy Chicken Cacciatore, Shrimp and Sausage Paella, Nectarine-Strawberry Cobbler. With All-Time Favorites, you'll find chapters devoted to the best-ever brunches and lunches, 15-minute fixes that are sure ta please, and the tastiest-- and easiest-- slow-cooker recipes ever. You'll love it!
She was in danger and he fought to protect her. But this sweet-natured beauty yearned for so much more. Sally Johnson dreamed of a lifetime of love in Ebenezer Scott's powerful embrace. Could she slip through his iron-clad defenses and become this beloved mercenary's bride?
You Can Run ... The police said it was an accident -- a late-night crash on a fog-drenched Mississippi highway that took the life of Robin Spinney's deputy sheriff husband, Mac. Two years later Robin stumbles across his journal -- and the frantic final entry -- and she is certain Mac¿s death was no accident. Terrified, she goes to the only person she can trust with the damning evidence. In less than twenty-four hours he, too, is dead. Convinced she is in grave danger, Robin flees to Serenity, Maine, and attempts to build a new life for herself as Annie Kendall. But You Can't Hide... Davy Hunter is Serenity's reluctant temporary police chief. All he wants is to get through the next two months as quietly as possible, but Annie Kendall's arrival puts that idea on the shelf. Davy can see through the careful facade that Annie has constructed and knows that this woman is hiding something. With a past that won't disappear, Annie must decide is she can trust Davy enough to tell him the truth, or whether to take justice into her own hands.
A respected biographer teams up with an acclaimed artist to tell the story of the mail carrier who orchestrated the Great Savannah Boycott -- and was instrumental in bringing equality to his community. "Grow up and be somebody," Westley Wallace Law's grandmother encouraged him as a young boy living in poverty in segregated Savannah, Georgia. Determined to make a difference in his community, W.W. Law assisted blacks in registering to vote, joined the NAACP and trained protesters in the use of nonviolent civil disobedience, and, in 1961, led the Great Savannah Boycott. In that famous protest, blacks refused to shop in downtown Savannah. When city leaders finally agreed to declare all of its citizens equal, Savannah became the first city in the south to end racial discrimination. A lifelong mail carrier for the U.S. Postal Service, W.W. Law saw fostering communication between blacks and whites as a fundamental part of his job. As this affecting biography makes clear, this "unsung hero" delivered far more than the mail to the citizens of the city he loved.
"What if Santa's lips get chapped?" Stinky Face asks. "What if the sack of toys starts to rip?" As always, Mama lovingly addresses each and every one of her child's concerns. Stinky Face leaves Santa lip balm and duct tape... just in case. This tender Christmas tale, now a board book, is just right for sharing with the smallest reader.
Modern Indian Literature an Anthology comes in three volumes and this is the first volume on surveys and poems.
When animals start disappearing from his parents' pet store, Aaron finds an unexpected ally to help solve the mystery in this upbeat, kid-friendly novel for middle-grade readers.
Here's an enchanting collection of magical talking horses, mythical flying horses, and loyal farm horses that will have the equine set champing at the bit for more.
In 25 non-technical essays conceived during an ocean voyage from England to the Mediterranean, Wells (marine biology, Cambridge U.) reflects on the diversity and tenacity of life in the sea. Besides the seemingly unintelligent limpet always returning to the exact same spot, he describes sea urchins making survival decisions, so called deserted islands teeming with animal life, and whales diving deep and surface without getting the bends. He includes an index but no bibliography. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Listing of all publications of literary merit and works of abiding value coming under the purview of humanities from the beginning of the year 1901 to end of 1953 in the first volume and from beginning of 1954 to end of 2000 in the second volume.
The girls of Pine Hollow face courses of action that could have negative results. Lisa Atwood is about to unload secrets on her boyfriend that could hurt him. Carole Hanson debates selling her beloved horse for a more competitive one. And Stevie Lake's campaign against Scott Forester in the election is causing problems with her boyfriend.
From endings to new beginnings. Carole Hanson's work with a problem horse is really paying off, and with Pine Hollow expanding, her future's set -- isn't it? Stevie Lake is stretching herself to the limit, but so far she's making it all work -- isn't she? Callie Forester has confronted her fears; problem solved -- right? Lisa Atwood's falling for a gorgeous guy who feels the same -- doesn't he? One night changes all the questions -- but the new answers aren't any easier to find.
Vlad Taltos is very good at killing people. That, combined with two faithful companions and a talent for witchcraft, makes him an assassin par excellence. But lately his heart just hasn't been in his work, so he decides to retire. Unfortunately, old enemies have scores to settle with Vlad. So much for retirement!
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