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Bosnian-English / English-Bosnian Concise Dictionary (English, Bosnian, Paperback): Nikolina S. Uzicanin Bosnian-English / English-Bosnian Concise Dictionary (English, Bosnian, Paperback)
Nikolina S. Uzicanin
R282 R229 Discovery Miles 2 290 Save R53 (19%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Featuring over 8500 entries, this concise dictionary reflects the daily use of the language spoken in Bosnia-Herzegovina. It includes an appendix of common abbreviations, numerical values and weights and measures.

Grassroots with Readings - The Writer's Workbook (Paperback, 11th edition): Susan Fawcett Grassroots with Readings - The Writer's Workbook (Paperback, 11th edition)
Susan Fawcett
R1,261 R1,051 Discovery Miles 10 510 Save R210 (17%) Shipped within 8 - 13 working days

Using her unique M-A-P approach (Model-Analysis-Practice), Susan Fawcett's books have guided hundreds of thousands of students through the writing process, from foundations of grammar, mechanics, and spelling through writing clear sentences and well-organized paragraphs. Her inductive approach; plentiful, high-interest student models and practices; and contemporary readings engage and motivate students. This new Eleventh Edition of GRASSROOTS triples the writing coverage-with new Chapters 5 and 6, "Thinking Through the Writing Patterns." Also featured are new critical-thinking and viewing assignments throughout; eight fresh reading selections focused on issues and ideas, not narrative; and a new emphasis on academic and third-person writing.

Burns Night: A Freestyle Guide (Hardcover): Boyd Baines Burns Night: A Freestyle Guide (Hardcover)
Boyd Baines 1
R140 R114 Discovery Miles 1 140 Save R26 (19%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Going out on Burns Night this year? Find out what to expect, or learn something new about our most celebrated citizen. Or better yet, why not plan your own birthday party in honour of our Bard? And if the prospect of a traditional Burns Supper doesn't cook your haggis, how about taking a fresh look? Sort out your sonsie faces from your chapman billies, deliver your toasts and replies warm steamin' rich and get your playlist piping with the help of our all new freestyle guide. From the makers of the runaway hit app.

Books That Changed History - From the Art of War to Anne Frank's Diary (Hardcover): Dk Books That Changed History - From the Art of War to Anne Frank's Diary (Hardcover)
Dk 1
R595 R369 Discovery Miles 3 690 Save R226 (38%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Featuring a foreword by James Naughtie. Turn the pages of the most famous books of all time and marvel at the stories behind them. Over 75 of the world's most celebrated, rare, and seminal books are examined and explained in this stunning treasury. Books That Changed History is a unique encyclopedia spanning the history of the written word, from 3000 BCE to the modern day. Chronological chapters show the evolution of human knowledge and the changing ways in which books are made. Discover incredible coverage of history's most influential books including the Mahabharata, Shakespeare's First Folio, The Diary of Anne Frank, and Penguin's first ever paperbacks. From Darwin's groundbreaking On the Origin of Species to Louis Braille's conception of the Braille system that we still use today, these are world famous books that have had the biggest impact on history. Every book is presented with breathtaking photography and fascinating biographies of those who created them. Books That Changed History gathers dictionaries, diaries, plays, poems, treaties, and religious texts into one stunning celebration of the undisputed power of books.

The Writing Habit (Paperback): David Huddle The Writing Habit (Paperback)
David Huddle
R474 Discovery Miles 4 740 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Facing the blank page of the empty computer screen requires an unswerving belief in possibility, a steadfast assurance that something can and will come out of nothing. In The Writing Habit, David Huddle demystifies the writing task and shows that what may seem like alchemy is in reality a habit: the work itself, not magic, unlocks the writer's potential.
"A real writing life is not something you do merely for a day or a month or a year," Huddle asserts. "For a writer, the one truly valuable possession is the ongoing work--the writing habit, which may take some getting used to, but which soon becomes so natural as to be almost inevitable." Drawing from his own experience as a teacher and writer of poetry, fiction, and essays, Huddle explores the questions all writers--from novice to professional--face: Why write in the first place? How can writers fashion their lives to accommodate that all-important habit? What are some ways to deal with failure? What roles do memory, reality, and inspiration play in the creative process? How can prose best be crafted, characters brought alive, universal truths revealed from the bits and pieces of everyday life?

How To Write First-Class Letters (Paperback): L. Sue Baugh How To Write First-Class Letters (Paperback)
L. Sue Baugh
R516 R406 Discovery Miles 4 060 Save R110 (21%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

This title provides guidelines and techniques for writing almost every type of letter. It includes dozens of model letters, and can be used as a quick reference for finding the answers to specific questions about form, style, and grammar and punctuation.

Key Questions in Personal History - Boxed Card Set (Cards): Emotional Inheritance Key Questions in Personal History - Boxed Card Set (Cards)
Emotional Inheritance
R354 R289 Discovery Miles 2 890 Save R65 (18%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Our individual memories define us. Our tribal memories unite us. Emotional Inheritance works with psychologists, writers and historians to provide a premium interview and life story production service. Now, this boxed set of 100 cards provides simple effective questions to help you undertake this process yourself, without an external interviewer. Questions are grouped into categories such as `Early Childhood', `Adulthood', `Marriage and Parenthood', `The Future' and `Leaving Advice' so that a structured narrative and lasting legacy can be created from the interviewee's answers.

The Hodges Harbrace Handbook, International Edition (Paperback, 18th edition): Loretta S. Gray, Cheryl Glenn The Hodges Harbrace Handbook, International Edition (Paperback, 18th edition)
Loretta S. Gray, Cheryl Glenn
R889 R747 Discovery Miles 7 470 Save R142 (16%) Shipped within 8 - 13 working days

Continuously evolving to address the needs of today's students, The Hodges Harbrace Handbook, 18E, International Edition guides student writers in developing their understanding of the rhetorical situation. This understanding enables even those students with minimal experience or confidence in their writing to learn to write more effectively - to choose the most pertinent information, arrange it well, and use the most appropriate language when writing for an audience. This grammar-first handbook provides comprehensive coverage of grammar, style, punctuation, mechanics, writing, and research - all presented in the context of rhetorical concerns, including the writer, reader, message, context, and purpose. Like all of its predecessors, the 18th edition provides both teachers and students the ease of reference and attention to detail that have made the HARBRACE handbooks THE standard of reliability since 1941.

The Elements of Style (Paperback): William Strunk Jr The Elements of Style (Paperback)
William Strunk Jr
R78 Discovery Miles 780 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
Berlitz German Phrase Book & Dictionary (Bilingual Dictionary) (Paperback, 5th Revised Edition): Berlitz German Phrase Book & Dictionary (Bilingual Dictionary) (Paperback, 5th Revised Edition)
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R182 R99 Discovery Miles 990 Save R83 (46%) In stock

Berlitz Phrasebook and Dictionary German: a convenient, contemporary travel companion from Berlitz's trusted language experts

∑ With its emphasis on conversational usage, and up-to-date language on social media, leisure, business - and more - this is the only phrase book you'll need when exploring Germany

∑ Includes 3000-word bilingual dictionary

∑ Visually appealing colour-coding system means you can find what you want, when you want, and fast

∑ The simplified Berlitz pronunciation system will ensure you're clearly understood

∑ Stunning colour photography enhances the expert content, and makes this series the most visually attractive phrase book on the market

About Berlitz: Berlitz draws on years of travel and language expertise to bring you a wide range of travel and language products, including travel guides, maps, phrase books, language-learning courses, dictionaries and kids' language products.

Writer's Market 2019 - The Most Trusted Guide to Getting Published (Paperback, 98th Annual Edition): Robert Lee Brewer Writer's Market 2019 - The Most Trusted Guide to Getting Published (Paperback, 98th Annual Edition)
Robert Lee Brewer
R561 R447 Discovery Miles 4 470 Save R114 (20%) In stock

The Writer's Market 2019 incorporates all the great information writers have come to expect for 98 years with new instruction articles and thousands of publishing opportunities. Writers will be able to use the book to find success getting published and paid for their writing.

FEATURES

- Updated listings for literary agents, book publishers, consumer magazines, trade journals, and contests

- New! Scriptwriting listings

- Articles on submitting, managing, and promoting writing

- Exclusive webinar

The Penguin Classics Book (Hardcover): Henry Eliot The Penguin Classics Book (Hardcover)
Henry Eliot 1
R570 R432 Discovery Miles 4 320 Save R138 (24%) Shipped within 4 - 8 working days

**Shortlisted for Waterstones Book of the Year** The Penguin Classics Book is a reader's companion to the largest library of classic literature in the world. Spanning 4,000 years from the legends of Ancient Mesopotamia to the poetry of the First World War, with Greek tragedies, Icelandic sagas, Japanese epics and much more in between, it encompasses 500 authors and 1,200 books, bringing these to life with lively descriptions, literary connections and beautiful cover designs.

REACH HIGHER STUDENT BOOK GRAD E 2A (Paperback, New edition): REACH HIGHER STUDENT BOOK GRAD E 2A (Paperback, New edition)
R761 Discovery Miles 7 610 Shipped within 8 - 13 working days
Pocket Visual Dictionary (Paperback): Dk Pocket Visual Dictionary (Paperback)
Dk
R338 R240 Discovery Miles 2 400 Save R98 (29%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Discover the definitions you need with the Pocket Visual Dictionary. With over 33,000 terms across 14 sections from all aspects of life including the universe, sea and air, music, the human body, and animals, the Pocket Visual Dictionary gives you easy access to the vocabulary you need. This unique and handy reference tool will have the whole family revisiting its pages again and again. In this new edition, pictures, annotations, and labels take you straight to what you need to know. Now fully updated and packed with dazzling photos and artwork, the Pocket Visual Dictionary links pictures and words like never before. See what other dictionaries only tell you with the Pocket Visual Dictionary. Previous edition ISBN 9781405302364

Oxford Essential Italian Dictionary (Paperback): Oxford Dictionaries Oxford Essential Italian Dictionary (Paperback)
Oxford Dictionaries
R183 R163 Discovery Miles 1 630 Save R20 (11%) Shipped within 4 - 9 working days

The Oxford Essential Italian Dictionary is a new compact Italian-English and English-Italian dictionary that offers up-to-date coverage of all the essential day-to-day vocabulary with over 40,000 words and phrases and 60,000 translations. This dictionary is easy to use and ideal for travel, work, or study. The latest words in each language have been added, reflecting all aspects of life today, from computing and technology to lifestyle and business. Additional features include guides to Italian and English pronunciation, as well as help with both Italian and English verbs. The Oxford Essential Italian Dictionary is ideal for anyone in need of a handy quick reference. An essential book for the study of Italian.

Academic Success - A Student's Guide to Studying at University (Paperback, 1st ed. 2019): Jean Brick, Nick Wilson, Deanna... Academic Success - A Student's Guide to Studying at University (Paperback, 1st ed. 2019)
Jean Brick, Nick Wilson, Deanna Wong, Maria Herke
R430 R353 Discovery Miles 3 530 Save R77 (18%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

This hands-on book introduces students to the demands of university study in a clear and accessible way and helps them to understand what is expected of them. It helps students to develop the core skills they need to succeed at university, and gives guidance on the key forms of academic writing, including essays, reports, reflective assignments and exam papers. It shows students how to recognise opinions, positions and bias in academic texts from a range of genres, develop their own 'voice' and refer to others' ideas in an appropriate way. It also features authentic examples of academic texts and engaging activities throughout to aid understanding. Packed with practical guidance and self-study activities, this book will be an essential resource for all students new to university-level study.

Our World 2: Workbook (Paperback, New Ed): Our World 2: Workbook (Paperback, New Ed)
R177 Discovery Miles 1 770 Shipped within 8 - 13 working days
Lonely Planet Costa Rican Spanish Phrasebook & Dictionary (Paperback, 5th New edition): Lonely Planet, Thomas Kohnstamm Lonely Planet Costa Rican Spanish Phrasebook & Dictionary (Paperback, 5th New edition)
Lonely Planet, Thomas Kohnstamm 1
R117 R96 Discovery Miles 960 Save R21 (18%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Lonely Planet: The world's #1 phrasebook publisher* Lonely Planet's Costa Rican Spanish Phrasebook & Dictionary is your handy passport to culturally enriching travels with the most relevant and useful Costa Rican Spanish phrases and vocabulary for all your travel needs. Discuss the wildlife with the locals, banter in Coast Rican slang and bargain like a pro; all with your trusted travel companion. With language tools in your back pocket, you can truly get to the heart of wherever you go, so begin your journey now! Get More From Your Trip with Easy-to-Find Phrases for Every Travel Situation! Feel at ease with essential tips on culture, manners, idioms and multiple meanings Order with confidence, explain food allergies, and try new foods with the menu decoder Save time and hassles with vital phrases at your fingertips Never get stuck for words with the 3500-word two-way, quick-reference dictionary Be prepared for both common and emergency travel situations with practical phrases and terminology Meet friends with conversation starter phrases Get your message across with easy-to-use pronunciation guides Inside Lonely Planet's Costa Rican Spanish Phrasebook & Dictionary: Full-color throughout User-friendly layout organized by travel scenario categories Convenient features Listen For - phrases you may hear Look For - phrases you may see on signs Shortcuts - easy-to-remember alternatives to the full phrases Covers Basics - time, dates, numbers, amounts, pronunciation, reading tips, grammar rules Practical - travel with kids, disabled travelers, sightseeing, business, banking, post office, internet, phones, repairs, bargaining, accommodations, directions, border crossing, transport Social - meeting people, interests, feelings, opinions, going out, romance, culture, activities, weather Safe Travel - emergencies, police, doctor, chemist, dentist, symptoms, conditions Food - ordering, at the market, at the bar, dishes, ingredients The Perfect Choice: Lonely Planet's Costa Rican Spanish Phrasebook & Dictionary, a pocket-sized comprehensive language guide, provides on-the-go language assistance; great for language students and travellers looking to interact with locals and immerse themselves in local culture. Check out our Fast Talk Phrasebook mobile app for on-the-go language needs. (Available languages: German, Latin Spanish, European Spanish, French, and Italian.) About Lonely Planet: Since 1973, Lonely Planet has become the world's leading travel media company with guidebooks to every destination, an award-winning website, mobile and digital travel products, and a dedicated traveller community. Lonely Planet covers must-see spots but also enables curious travellers to get off beaten paths to understand more of the culture of the places in which they find themselves. The world awaits! *#1 phrasebook publisher. Source: Nielsen Bookscan UK, US & AUS

Sherlock Holmes (Hardcover, Revised edition): Nick Utechin Sherlock Holmes (Hardcover, Revised edition)
Nick Utechin
R233 R172 Discovery Miles 1 720 Save R61 (26%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Ever since Arthur Conan Doyle created the pipe-smoking, deer-stalkered character, Sherlock Holmes, he has become a part of popular culture for generations, and here every aspect of the legendary detective is investigated. Brief, accessible and entertaining pieces on a wide variety of subjects makes it the perfect book to dip in to. The amazing and extraordinary facts series presents interesting, surprising and little-known facts and stories about a wide-range of topics which are guaranteed to inform, absorb and entertain in equal measure.

The Sense of Style - The Thinking Person's Guide to Writing in the 21st Century (Paperback): Steven Pinker The Sense of Style - The Thinking Person's Guide to Writing in the 21st Century (Paperback)
Steven Pinker 1
R272 R167 Discovery Miles 1 670 Save R105 (39%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Steven Pinker, the bestselling author of The Language Instinct, deploys his gift for explaining big ideas in The Sense of Style - an entertaining writing guide for the 21st century What is the secret of good prose? Does writing well even matter in an age of instant communication? Should we care? In this funny, thoughtful book about the modern art of writing, Steven Pinker shows us why we all need a sense of style. More than ever before, the currency of our social and cultural lives is the written word, from Twitter and texting to blogs, e-readers and old-fashioned books. But most style guides fail to prepare people for the challenges of writing in the 21st century, portraying it as a minefield of grievous errors rather than a form of pleasurable mastery. They fail to deal with an inescapable fact about language: it changes over time, adapted by millions of writers and speakers to their needs. Confusing changes in the world with moral decline, every generation believes the kids today are degrading society and taking language with it. A guide for the new millennium, writes Steven Pinker, has to be different. Drawing on the latest research in linguistics and cognitive science, Steven Pinker replaces the recycled dogma of previous style guides with reason and evidence. This thinking person's guide to good writing shows why style still matters: in communicating effectively, in enhancing the spread of ideas, in earning a reader's trust and, not least, in adding beauty to the world. Eye-opening, mind-expanding and cheerful, The Sense of Style shows that good style is part of what it means to be human.

Cambridge Companions to Literature - The Cambridge Companion to Boxing (Paperback): Gerald Early Cambridge Companions to Literature - The Cambridge Companion to Boxing (Paperback)
Gerald Early
R667 R517 Discovery Miles 5 170 Save R150 (22%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

While humans have used their hands to engage in combat since the dawn of man, boxing originated in Ancient Greece as an Olympic event. It is one of the most popular, controversial and misunderstood sports in the world. For its advocates, it is a heroic expression of unfettered individualism. For its critics, it is a depraved and ruthless physical and commercial exploitation of mostly poor young men. This Companion offers engaging and informative essays about the social impact and historical importance of the sport of boxing. It includes a comprehensive chronology of the sport, listing all the important events and personalities. Essays examine topics such as women in boxing, boxing and the rise of television, boxing in Africa, boxing and literature, and boxing and Hollywood films. A unique book for scholars and fans alike, this Companion explores the sport from its inception in Ancient Greece to the death of its most celebrated figure, Muhammad Ali.

Our World Readers: Stone Soup Big Book (Pamphlet): Our World Readers: Stone Soup Big Book (Pamphlet)
R269 Discovery Miles 2 690 Shipped within 8 - 13 working days

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Spanish-English Bilingual Visual Dictionary (Paperback, 3 Ed): Dk Spanish-English Bilingual Visual Dictionary (Paperback, 3 Ed)
Dk 1
R257 R163 Discovery Miles 1 630 Save R94 (37%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

The Spanish English Bilingual Visual Dictionary is your essential vocabulary guide to the world around you. With over 10,000 fully illustrated terms arranged by theme, language learning has never been easier. Perfect for tourist and business travellers alike, DK's Bilingual Visual Dictionary series is by your side when buying food, talking about work, discussing health, and studying language. Stunning visuals and comprehensive indexes combine to make the Spanish English Bilingual Visual Dictionary your indispensable Spanish language companion. Fully updated to reflect recent changes in technology and clothing, the Spanish English Bilingual Visual Dictionary also features an easy-to-use audio app, enabling you to hear terms spoken out loud. Learn and retain all the key phrases you need to know, and perfect your pronunciation with audio help.

Japanese-English Bilingual Visual Dictionary (Paperback, 2 Ed): Dk Japanese-English Bilingual Visual Dictionary (Paperback, 2 Ed)
Dk 2
R229 R163 Discovery Miles 1 630 Save R66 (29%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Now completely updated to include over 10,000 fully-illustrated terms in Japanese and English Simple and illustrated, travel-sized and with a clear pronunciation guide, the Japanese and English Bilingual Visual Dictionary means you will never be stuck for the right word again. This book covers subjects including transport, people, home, services, shopping, work, transport, environment, and beyond, so you can find the word you need easier than ever.

The Cambridge Edition of the Works of Joseph Conrad - The Rover (Hardcover): Joseph Conrad The Cambridge Edition of the Works of Joseph Conrad - The Rover (Hardcover)
Joseph Conrad; Edited by Alexandre Fachard, John Stape
R1,845 Discovery Miles 18 450 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Set in the South of France during the waning days of the French Revolution and the early years of Napoleonic rule, The Rover (1923) is the last novel that Conrad completed in his lifetime. A popular success on its publication, it explores, against the backdrop of dramatic political change and the Anglo-French hostilities leading up to the Battle of Trafalgar, the themes of personal and national identity, loyalty and love. The 'Introduction' situates the novel in Conrad's career and traces its sources and contemporary reception. Explanatory notes illuminate literary and historical references and indicate Conrad's sources. The essay on the text and the apparatus lay out the history of the work's composition and publication, detail the interventions in the text by Conrad's typists, compositors and editors and explain editorial policy. This edition of The Rover, established through modern textual scholarship, presents the novel in a form more authoritative than any so far printed.

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