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Effective Writing in Psychology - Papers, Posters,and Presentations (Paperback, 2nd Edition): Bernard B. Beins, Agatha M. Beins Effective Writing in Psychology - Papers, Posters,and Presentations (Paperback, 2nd Edition)
Bernard B. Beins, Agatha M. Beins
R814 R639 Discovery Miles 6 390 Save R175 (21%) Shipped within 7 - 13 working days

The second edition of Effective Writing in Psychology helps users produce crisp scientific communication, form concise unambiguous arguments, and render technical information clear and comprehensible. The new edition incorporates the latest guidelines contained within the 6 th edition of the APA Publication Manual. * Clear guidelines on effective writing illustrate how to generate strong and compelling prose, even when the writing is not aimed at a research audience * Incorporates changes to the guidelines contained in the 6th edition of the APA publication manual * Includes material on how to adapt APA style for poster presentations using PowerPoint, and for oral presentations * Contains a new section on using the Internet to present research papers and a new chapter on conducting a literature search, to guide students through databases, keywords, sources, and connections between articles * Highlights methods for selecting a research topic and organizing papers * Features a sample manuscript showing common deviations from correct APA style and a version demonstrating appropriate use of APA style

Taber'S Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary, 23e (Hardcover, 23rd edition): F A Davis Taber'S Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary, 23e (Hardcover, 23rd edition)
F A Davis
R950 Discovery Miles 9 500 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

In hand, online or mobile the all-in-one, go-to source for classroom, clinic, and beyond.

The Blue Book of Grammar and Punctuation - An Easy-to-Use Guide with Clear Rules, Real-World Examples, and Reproducible Quizzes... The Blue Book of Grammar and Punctuation - An Easy-to-Use Guide with Clear Rules, Real-World Examples, and Reproducible Quizzes (Paperback, 11th Edition)
Jane Straus, Lester Kaufman, Tom Stern 2
R316 R235 Discovery Miles 2 350 Save R81 (26%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

A revised and updated new edition of the bestselling workbook and grammar guide The Blue Book of Grammar and Punctuation is a concise, entertaining workbook and guide to English grammar, punctuation, and usage. This user-friendly resource includes simple explanations of grammar, punctuation, and usage; scores of helpful examples; dozens of reproducible worksheets; and pre- and post-tests to help teach grammar to students of all ages. Appropriate for virtually any age range, this authoritative guide makes learning English grammar and usage simple and fun. This updated Eleventh Edition reflects the latest updates to English usage and grammar and features a fully revised two-color design and lay-flat binding for easy photocopying. * Clear and concise, easy-to-follow, offering "just the facts" * Fully updated to reflect the latest rules in grammar and usage along with new quizzes * Ideal for students from seventh grade through adulthood in the US and abroad For anyone who wants to understand the major rules and subtle guidelines of English grammar and usage, The Blue Book of Grammar and Punctuation offers comprehensive, straightforward instruction.

Cambridge Companions to Literature - The Cambridge Companion to the Literature of the Crusades (Paperback): Anthony Bale Cambridge Companions to Literature - The Cambridge Companion to the Literature of the Crusades (Paperback)
Anthony Bale
R438 Discovery Miles 4 380 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

How were the Crusades, and the crusaders, narrated, described, and romanticised by the various communities that experienced or remembered them? This Companion provides a critical overview of the diverse and multilingual literary output connected with crusading over the last millennium, from the first writings which sought to understand and report on what was happening, to contemporary medievalism, in which crusading is a potent image of holy war and jihad. The chapters show the enduring legacy of the crusaders' imagery, from the chansons de geste to Walter Scott, from Charlemagne to Orlando Bloom. Whilst the crusaders' hold on Jerusalem was relatively short-lived, the desire for Jerusalem has had a long afterlife in many cultural contexts and media.

Writing True Crime - An Emerald Guide (Paperback): Stephen Wade Writing True Crime - An Emerald Guide (Paperback)
Stephen Wade
R236 R183 Discovery Miles 1 830 Save R53 (22%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days
Pocket Oxford Chinese Dictionary (Paperback, 4th Revised edition): Oxford Dictionaries Pocket Oxford Chinese Dictionary (Paperback, 4th Revised edition)
Oxford Dictionaries
R360 R270 Discovery Miles 2 700 Save R90 (25%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

With the tremendous success of the Olympics in China, and with the spectacular growth of Chinese economic and political influence around the world, a reliable dictionary of Chinese is more valuable than ever. Now Oxford announces a new edition of our highly popular Pocket Oxford ChineseDictionary, offering a wealth of lexical information in an affordable paperback format.
Authoritative and up-to-date, this fourth edition of the Pocket Oxford Chinese Dictionary covers over 90,000 words and phrases, and over 130,000 translations of contemporary Chinese and English, with hundreds of brand-new words added to both languages. More than just a dictionary, this handy reference book also includes brand new sections on culture and communication, giving you the tools you need to communicate effectively and understand aspects of another culture. The section on culture offers lively and useful information on life in the Chinese-speaking world. The communication supplement gives help with all types of correspondence, including example letters, emails and resumes. This dictionary is ideal for English and Chinese learners alike, with Chinese simplified and traditional characters as well as Pinyin romanization used throughout. You can quickly find the character you need by looking up by Pinyin or using the radical index. Mandarin pronunciations are provided in Pinyin.
The new edition of the Pocket Oxford Chinese Dictionary is the perfect reference for anyone needing an affordable, portable Chinese dictionary."

Merriam-Webster's Notebook Thesaurus (Paperback): Inc Merriam-Webster Merriam-Webster's Notebook Thesaurus (Paperback)
Inc Merriam-Webster
R97 Discovery Miles 970 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

A compact compendium designed for 3-ring binders, this thesaurus contains more than 85,000 words and includes synonyms, related words and antonyms.

The Anatomy of Story - 22 Steps to Becoming a Master Storyteller (Paperback, First): John Truby The Anatomy of Story - 22 Steps to Becoming a Master Storyteller (Paperback, First)
John Truby 1
R315 R240 Discovery Miles 2 400 Save R75 (24%) Shipped within 8 - 13 working days

"If you're ready to graduate from the boy-meets-girl league of screenwriting, meet John Truby . . . his lessons inspire] epiphanies that make you see the contours of your psyche as sharply as your script."--"LA Weekly" John Truby is one of the most respected and sought-after story consultants in the film industry, and his students have gone on to pen some of Hollywood's most successful films, including "Sleepless in Seattle," "Scream," and "Shrek." "The Anatomy of Story "is his long-awaited first book, and it shares all his secrets for writing a compelling script. Based on the lessons in his award-winning class, Great Screenwriting, "The Anatomy of Story "draws on a broad range of philosophy and mythology, offering fresh techniques and insightful anecdotes alongside Truby's own unique approach to building an effective, multifaceted narrative.

202 Great Resumes (Paperback): Jay A Block, Michael Betrus 202 Great Resumes (Paperback)
Jay A Block, Michael Betrus
R493 R400 Discovery Miles 4 000 Save R93 (19%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

A comprehensive collection of sample resumes for any job in any field


202 Great Resumes! gives job hunters more of everything they need to get a great job. These resumes cover more professions, more resume styles and formats, and more cutting- edge job search strategies than ever before. Fresh sample resumes for todays most sought-after professions are included, as well as special samples for recent grads and those whove been out of work for extended periods. Features include:



  • Resumes for every experience level, from college grads to corporate executives
  • Endorsed by the Professional Association of Resume Writers and Career Coaches
  • Proven advice on cover letters, networking, negotiating, and references
  • More keywords that hiring managers look for in a resume

Point it - Traveller's Language Kit - The Original Picture Dictionary (Paperback, 18th Revised edition): Dieter Graf Point it - Traveller's Language Kit - The Original Picture Dictionary (Paperback, 18th Revised edition)
Dieter Graf 1
R144 R126 Discovery Miles 1 260 Save R18 (13%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

You may be fluent in many languages but sometimes you could find yourself "off the beaten track" where you can't communicate. "Point it", with 1300 items to point at, is the answer. Everyone in the world will understand you. This passport-sized assistant is used not only by tourists but also by UN peacekeeping forces, Olympic athletes and speech therapists. The book is the result of the author's extensive travels in the five continents

Maya-English/English-Maya Dictionary and Phrasebook (Paperback): John Montgomery Maya-English/English-Maya Dictionary and Phrasebook (Paperback)
John Montgomery
R302 R244 Discovery Miles 2 440 Save R58 (19%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

This dictionary and phrasebook offers a selection of the most common words and useful phrases in Yucatec Maya. 1,500 dictionary entries and 20 phrasebook chapters include phonetic pronunciation and translations for each word or phrase in English as well as in Spanish, the language of most non-Maya communication in Mexico and Central America. An introduction to the language and grammar, a pronunciation guide, and practical cultural information about the Maya make this the ideal language guide for the traveler and adventurer!

Eight million people throughout Mexico and Central America speak the Mayan language. The most common branch of Mayan, Yucatec Maya is spoken in the entirety of the Yucatan Peninsula, Campeche, and Quintana Roo, as well as in areas of Belize. John Montgomery is an illustrator, epigrapher and writer, who is earning his Ph.D. in Precolumbian Art from the University of New Mexico. A ten-year stay in Central America inspired his passion for the Maya region, its people and history. He lives in Albuquerque, New Mexico, with his wife and children, who are descendants of the highland Maya.

Thr Arthur H. Clark Company - An Americana Century, 1902-2002 (Hardcover): Robert A Clark, Patrick J. Brunet, Richard M.... Thr Arthur H. Clark Company - An Americana Century, 1902-2002 (Hardcover)
Robert A Clark, Patrick J. Brunet, Richard M. Weatherford
R1,592 Discovery Miles 15 920 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

A century of publishing and bookselling; over 700 books published in the field of Americana, many of them quite scarce and collectible; an international reputation for academic excellence and the publication of source works in American history. For three generations the company has been a leader in its field, and has received numerous awards for its work, including the Pulitzer Prize for American History.

This new bibliography and history contains a complete listing of all works produced by the firm through the past one hundred years, with full annotations on each book. Additionally, a history of the company provides insights into the firm's founding, publishing efforts, relocations, rare book business, staff members, and achievements.

Much revised and expanded: This new work completely supercedes the 1993 bibliography which was produced in a limited edition of 500 copies and was sold out prior to publication. This new work contains added data, revisions and corrections, new publications issued in the past decade, and new topical sections. The historical introduction has been revised and contains new illustrations.

Complete bibliographic entries: Each entry includes the usual author/editor and title listings with publication place and date. A physical description of the book is given, including the number of copies produced. Data on reprints by the company and others is added, plus a short summation of the contents, an appraisal of importance, and comments of interest regarding the publication or reception of the work.

New and enlarged sections:

Bibliography of publications: The complete list of books published under the company imprint has been expanded, revised and corrected.

Contract publications: A detailed listing of all books produced for other individuals, organizations and publishers on a contract basis is added.

Promotional materials: A section on catalogs and promotional ephemera is provided.

Mis-identified books: An enlarged list of books mistaken for Clark publications is included.

Series list: A separate section lists all volumes published in each of the many completed and ongoing series published by the company.

The book is bound in linen cloth. Embellished with photographs and facsimiles. Printed on acid-free paper with foil stamped spine and front cover. The trade edition is issued in an edition of 1000 copies.

English Grammar - An Introduction (Paperback, 3rd ed. 2017): Peter Collins, Carmella Hollo English Grammar - An Introduction (Paperback, 3rd ed. 2017)
Peter Collins, Carmella Hollo
R678 R548 Discovery Miles 5 480 Save R130 (19%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

This core textbook helps readers get to grips with the fundamentals of English grammar so that they can critically engage with a wide variety of texts. Combining contemporary linguistic approaches with the familiar terminology of traditional grammar, this lively book offers a hands-on introduction to English grammar. It begins by situating the study of grammar within its broader context, before moving on to look at the various categories that are used when analysing texts. Later chapters focus on the practical application of the skills acquired in the first part of the book. This is an indispensable text for students and teachers of English Language and Linguistics. It is also a valuable resource for those studying English as a second or foreign language.

Pocket Oxford English Dictionary (Hardcover, 11th Revised edition): Oxford Dictionaries Pocket Oxford English Dictionary (Hardcover, 11th Revised edition)
Oxford Dictionaries 1
R291 R221 Discovery Miles 2 210 Save R70 (24%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

The best-selling Pocket Oxford English Dictionary in its eleventh edition offers 120,000 words, phrases, and definitions. Particularly suitable for students, it is also a handy dictionary for the home and office. It covers all the words you need for everyday use, and has excellent coverage of curriculum vocabulary. With clear, concise definitions there is a great deal of help with difficult aspects of the English language such as spelling, pronunciation, and usage.
In particular, there are hundreds of spelling notes to help with tricky words that are commonly misspelled, extra usage notes giving advice on proper English, and help with the pronunciations of difficult words. The open design ensures that this dictionary is even more accessible and easier to use than ever before.
Discover more on oxforddictionaries.com, Oxford's hub for dictionaries and language reference.

One Question a Day - A Five-Year Journal (Hardcover): Aimee Chase One Question a Day - A Five-Year Journal (Hardcover)
Aimee Chase
R320 R245 Discovery Miles 2 450 Save R75 (23%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

A simple journal that offers one question per day, to be answered on the same day for five years in a row. The questions range from the prosaic ("What did you have-for lunch today?") to the contemplative ("Can people really change?")', giving readers a comprehensive look back at their thoughts and feelings over a five year span. For anybody who has ever given up journaling after being intimidated when facing a blank page, this book makes it easy to take a snapshot of your inner life in just a few minutes each day. The beauty of this journal is that it enables readers to track their emotional growth as well as keep track of memories, and provides an interesting walk down memory lane a few years later. The simple one question prompts make this book to journaling as adult colouring books are to art - a gateway product with built-in creative inspiration. The specially sized package features a printed flexi-bound cover, four-colour endpapers, quality paper, and bookmark ribbon.

Scots Dictionary - The Perfect Wee Guide to the Scots Language (English, Scots, Paperback, Edition): Collins Dictionaries Scots Dictionary - The Perfect Wee Guide to the Scots Language (English, Scots, Paperback, Edition)
Collins Dictionaries 1
R165 R116 Discovery Miles 1 160 Save R49 (30%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

A highly popular and informative guide to the Scots language in an attractive format. Contains words and phrases from both literary and everyday language, this is the perfect wee dictionary of Scots for native and non-native speakers alike. This is by far the most popular guide to the language of today's Scotland, with nearly 1800 everyday words and phrases from all over Scotland clearly explained and with lots of helpful examples of usage. Colour text makes this best-selling dictionary even more user-friendly. With its durable and eye-catching cover, this is a must for every bookshelf.

Literature in Context - John Donne in Context (Hardcover): Michael Schoenfeldt Literature in Context - John Donne in Context (Hardcover)
Michael Schoenfeldt
R1,647 Discovery Miles 16 470 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

John Donne was a writer of dazzling extremes. He was a notorious rake and eloquent preacher; he wrote poems of tender intimacy, and lyrics of gross misogyny. This book offers a comprehensive account of early modern life and culture as it relates to Donne's richly varied body of work. Short, lively, and accessible chapters written by leading experts in early modern studies shed light on Donne's literary career, language and works as well as exploring the social and intellectual contexts of his writing and its reception from the seventeenth to the twenty-first century. These chapters provide the depth of interpretation that Donne demands, and the range of knowledge that his prodigiously learned works elicit. Supported by a chronology of Donne's life and works and a comprehensive bibliography, this volume is a major new contribution to the study and criticism on the age of Donne and his writing.

The Bestseller Code (Paperback): Matthew Jockers, Jodie Archer The Bestseller Code (Paperback)
Matthew Jockers, Jodie Archer 1
R267 R156 Discovery Miles 1 560 Save R111 (42%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

'If you're someone who dreams of penning a bestseller, read this book' The Week 'What if the success of E.L.James and Dan Brown was not so random? What if there were an algorithm that could pick out the bestseller DNA concealed within these books before they're published? This is the audacious claim made by Jodie Archer and Matthew Jockers ... Smart, savvy and full of ideas' Fiona Wilson, The Times Girl on the Train. Fifty Shades. The Goldfinch. Why do some books capture the whole world's attention? In The Bestseller Code, Archer and Jockers boldly claim that not only can mega-hits be explained and identified - but they've built the algorithm to prove it. Using cutting-edge text mining techniques, they have developed a model that analyses theme, plot, style and character to explain why some books resonate more than others with readers. Provocative, entertaining, and ground-breaking, The Bestseller Code explores the hidden patterns at work in the biggest hits and, more importantly, the real reasons we love to read. 'Non-formulaic, eye-opening, deeply-researched - and really worth your time' GQ 'When a story captures the imagination of millions, that's magic. Can you qualify magic? Archer and Jockers just may have done so' Sylvia Day, no.1 bestselling author 'The claims are eye-grabbing . . . and also highly plausible' Robert Douglas-Fairhurst, Spectator 'Thought-provoking and interesting ... Here is a book worth reading' David Bond, Financial Times

Berlitz Picture Dictionary Portuguese (Paperback): Berlitz Publishing Berlitz Picture Dictionary Portuguese (Paperback)
Berlitz Publishing
R166 R97 Discovery Miles 970 Save R69 (42%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days
Grammar - Know Your Shit or Know You're Shit (Hardcover): Joanne Adams Grammar - Know Your Shit or Know You're Shit (Hardcover)
Joanne Adams 1
R215 R153 Discovery Miles 1 530 Save R62 (29%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

`Let's eat Grandma' OR `Let's eat, Grandma'? This fun yet informative book offers bite-sized tips and advice on everything you need to know about grammar - including common misspellings, how to use punctuation correctly, applying the right tense - and will turn you from a logophobe to a grammarphile in no time!

Legal Writing in Plain English - A Text with Exercises (Paperback, 2nd Revised edition): Bryan A. Garner Legal Writing in Plain English - A Text with Exercises (Paperback, 2nd Revised edition)
Bryan A. Garner
R370 R282 Discovery Miles 2 820 Save R88 (24%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Admirably clear, concise, down-to-earth, and powerful - all too often, legal writing embodies none of these qualities. Its reputation for obscurity and needless legalese is widespread. Since 2001 Bryan A. Garner's "Legal Writing in Plain English" has helped address this problem by providing lawyers, judges, paralegals, law students, and legal scholars with sound advice and practical tools for improving their written work. Now the leading guide to clear writing in the field, this indispensable volume encourages legal writers to challenge conventions and offers valuable insights into the writing process that will appeal to other professionals: how to organize ideas, create and refine prose, and improve editing skills. Accessible and witty, "Legal Writing in Plain English" draws on real-life writing samples that Garner has gathered through decades of teaching experience. Trenchant advice covers all types of legal materials, from analytical and persuasive writing to legal drafting, and the book's principles are reinforced by sets of basic, intermediate, and advanced exercises in each section. In this new edition, Garner preserves the successful structure of the original while adjusting the content to make it even more class-room-friendly. He includes case examples from the past decade and addresses the widespread use of legal documents in electronic formats. His book remains the standard guide for producing the jargon-free language that clients demand and courts reward.

Literary Trails: Haworth and the Bront s (Paperback): Walford, David F, Rayner Catherine Literary Trails: Haworth and the Bront s (Paperback)
Walford, David F, Rayner Catherine
R359 R287 Discovery Miles 2 870 Save R72 (20%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

This light-hearted but deeply researched book offers interest and guidance to walkers, social historians and lovers of the Bronte family; their lives and works. Set in and around the town of Haworth it gives a dual introduction to walkers and lovers of literature who can explore this unique area of Yorkshire and walk in the footsteps of those who knew and loved this town and its moorlands two hundred years ago. With guided tours around special buildings as well as outdoor walks and the history of people and places who lived and worked in Haworth over centuries, it offers an insight into life and death in the melee of the Industrial Revolution. Its joint authors have combined their lifelong interests in Victorian literature and social history with writing, walking, photography and cartography and have included quotes from Bronte poetry and novels.

Create This Book (Paperback): Moriah Elizabeth Create This Book (Paperback)
Moriah Elizabeth
R298 Discovery Miles 2 980 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
Handbook of Pre-Modern Nordic Memory Studies - Interdisciplinary Approaches (Hardcover, Teilbande ed.): Jurg Glauser, Pernille... Handbook of Pre-Modern Nordic Memory Studies - Interdisciplinary Approaches (Hardcover, Teilbande ed.)
Jurg Glauser, Pernille Hermann, Stephen A. Mitchell
R4,704 R3,936 Discovery Miles 39 360 Save R768 (16%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days
Michigan Proficiency ECPE Practice Tests Student Book & Glossary Pack (Paperback, Student edition): Diane Flanel Piniaris Michigan Proficiency ECPE Practice Tests Student Book & Glossary Pack (Paperback, Student edition)
Diane Flanel Piniaris
R661 Discovery Miles 6 610 Shipped within 8 - 13 working days

Containing eight complete ECPE practice tests, Michigan Proficiency has been revised to include the two 10 item Cloze passages and revised Grammar sections which reflect the most recent version of the ECPE. Other features include Vocabulary Consolidation exercises after each test, Writing Tutorials with tips on developing each Writing topic, updated Extra Cloze Practice with 16 all new 10 item passages and extensive exam tips and strategies.

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