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Practical English Usage - Michael SwanPractical English Usage is a major new reference guide for intermediate and advanced students of English (of all nationalities) and their teachers. It contains short clear articles on all the grammatical problems which regularly cause difficulty to foreign learners. In addition, it deals with selected points of vocabulary, idiom, style, pronunciation and spelling. The main differences between British and American usage are also dealt with. Each entry contains an explanation of a problem, examples of correct usage, and - when this is useful - examples of typical mistakes. Special features of this
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Harbrace College Handbook - John C. HodgesThe Thirteenth Edition of the Harbrace is the result of an exhaustive market research effort to make a great handbook even better. Over 300 faculty members participated in reviews, surveys, focus groups, and telephone interviews. The result is the first significant revision to the Harbrace in its history. While remaining a grammar-first handbook, the Thirteenth Edition reflects a complete reorganization of chapters, new examples from contemporary writers, and a writing style that is more descriptive than prescriptive. The new Harbrace is easier to use and more accessible to students than ever.
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Triumph of the Optimists: 101 Years of Global Investment Returns - Elroy Dimson, Paul Marsh, Mike StauntonInvestors have too often extrapolated from recent experience. In the 1950s, who but the most rampant optimist would have dreamt that over the next fifty years the real return on equities would be 9% per year? Yet this is what happened in the U.S. stock market. The optimists triumphed. However, as Don Marquis observed, an optimist is someone who never had much experience. The authors of this book extend our experience across regions and across time. They present a comprehensive and consistent analysis of investment returns for equities, bonds, bills, currencies and inflation, spanning sixteen
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The Earth and Its Peoples, Brief Edition, Volume II: A Global History: Since 1500 - Richard W. Bulliet, Steven HirschReadable and concise, this Brief Edition of THE EARTH AND ITS PEOPLES: A GLOBAL HISTORY VOLUME II provides the essential narrative of world history in an abbreviated format. This global text for the world history survey course employs fundamental themes of "environment and technology" and "diversity and dominance" to explore patterns of human interaction with their surroundings and with each other. The authors' approach reveals how humanity continues to shape and be shaped by our environments and how dominant structures and traditions are balanced and challenged by alternate beliefs.
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Guide to Teaching Strings - Norman LambThe Guide to Teaching Strings is a comprehensive text designed to provide the instrumental music teacher with an introduction to the history, repertoire, and performance practice of each of the strings. For each of the strings, The Guide provides a brief history of the instrument, bow, case, and accessories. It furnishes criteria for the selection of instruments and techniques for performance, with teaching procedures for each of the four instrument groups from the initial training of the beginner through the performance practice of the accomplished student. In sum, The Guide is a strings
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Reframing Screen Performance - Cynthia Baron, Sharon Marie Carnicke"A significant contribution to the literature on screen performance studies, Reframing Screen Performance brings the study of film acting up to date. It should be of interest to those within cinema studies as well as general readers." ---Frank P. Tomasulo, Florida State University Reframing Screen Performance is a groundbreaking study of film acting that challenges the long held belief that great cinematic performances are created in the editing room. Surveying the changing attitudes and practices of film acting---from the silent films of Charlie Chaplin to the rise of Lee Strasberg's Actor's
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The Baptist Identity: Four Fragile Freedoms - Walter B. ShurdenShurden examines the meaning of being Baptist by chiseling a Baptist profile and identifying freedoms commonly found in Baptist sermons, addresses, and confessions of faith.
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The Official Guide for GMAT Review - Graduate Management Admission CouncilCanadian customers should order through our US office at 800-216-2522 or fax orders to 802-864-7626. GMAC(R), GMAT(R), GMAT CAT(R), Graduate Management Admission Council(R) and Graduate Management Admission Test(R), areregistered trademarks of the Graduate Management Admission Council(R) (GMAC(R)).
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The Making of The University of Michigan 1817-1992 - Howard Henry Peckham, Margaret Steneck, Nicholas H. SteneckWithin three decades of its refounding in Ann Arbor in 1837, the University of Michigan became the largest and arguably most progressive university in the United States. By century's end, its influence in higher education stretched from coast to coast- from Cornell to Stanford- and touched professional, graduate, and undergraduate education. At the end of the twentieth century, the University of Michigan continues to rank among the nation's leading universities, setting the standard for higher education in the twenty-first century. Howard Peckham's history of the University of Michigan was