Based on Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary, 11th edition 70,000 definitions 2,000 new words Expanded back matter sections: Confused and Misused Words English Word Roots - Great for preparing standardized tests Irregular English Verbs - Great for ESL Basic English Grammar Handbook of Style, including Documentation of Sources Guide to Common Verb Collocations - Essential for ESL NEW: An Overview of the Internet
The next step in refining language skills, this fully revised illustrated dictionary focuses on the needs of students in grades 6-8. Expanded word coverage and more advanced dictionary features are presented in ways to help students ages 11-14 read, write, and speak effectively. * Nearly 70,000 entries including new words and definitions from the fields of science, technology, entertainment, and health * More than 22,000 usage examples * More than 1,000 illustrations * Abundant word history paragraphs and synonym paragraphs
A revised and updated edition of a thesaurus designed specifically for middle-grade students features an easy-to-use, alphabetical layout that provides more than 150,000 word and phrase choices as well as up-to-date usage examples and idiomatic expressions.
Noah Webster's Obsession and the Creation of an American Culture
Author: Joshua Kendall
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Noah Webster's name is now synonymous with the dictionary he created, but his story is not nearly so ubiquitous. Now acclaimed author of The Man Who Made Lists, Joshua Kendall sheds new light on Webster's life, and his far-reaching influence in establishing the American nation. Webster hobnobbed with various Founding Fathers and was a young confidant of George Washington and Ben Franklin. He started New York's first daily newspaper, predating Alexander Hamilton's New York Post. His "blue-backed speller" for schoolchildren sold millions of copies and influenced early copyright law. But perhaps most important, Webster was an ardent supporter of a unified, definitively American culture, distinct from the British, at a time when the United States of America were anything but unified-and his dictionary of American English is a testament to that.
Author: Editors of Webster's New World Dictionar,Webster's New World College Dictionaries
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
From the Editors of Webster's New World® Dictionary The Clearest, Most Concise Definitions Over 35,000 Entries The Most Up-to-Date, Comprehensive Language Coverage The Ideal Portable Companion to Webster's New Pocket Thesaurus Portable—ideal for school or work Clear, concise definitions Designed and edited by the editors of Webster's New World®
Chronicles the historical development of maps and mapping from the Bronze Age to the present, collecting some 175 maps spanning ten millennia that represent the progress of civilization and technology, from military plans that depict enemy positions, to the famed London Underground layout, to the digitally enhanced renderings of today.
An all new edition of the best-selling language reference covers the core English vocabulary of everyday life. New words added from a variety of fields. More than 70,000 updated definitions. Over 8,000 usage examples aid understanding. Special sections include: Basic English Grammar, Irregular English Verbs, Confused and Misused Words and English Word Roots.
Author: James Stroman,Kevin Wilson,Jennifer Wauson
Category: Business & Economics
An administrative professional’s job requires a diverse range of abilities. From managing schedules, coordinating meetings, and fielding calls to planning events, deciphering legal documents, and creating PowerPoint presentations, today’s administrative assistants are expected to effortlessly and efficiently juggle it all. Professionals looking to improve their performance—and enhance their value to employers—should turn to the fourth edition of Administrative Assistant’s and Secretary’s Handbook. With 250 pages of new or completely revised material, the handbook provides thorough, practical instruction on: Web conferencing • Creating graphics, charts, and presentations • Microsoft Office 2010 • Business math • Managing e-mail and schedules with Outlook • Organizing computer files • Research skills • Time management • Customer service skills • Troubleshooting computer problems • Event planning • and much more. Administrative jobs are constantly changing, but with the latest edition of this best-selling guide, professionals everywhere can stay ahead of the curve.
The New Oxford Dictionary for Writers and Editors is the essential A to Z guide for everyone who works with words. Drawing on the expertise of the Oxford Dictionaries department, it provides authoritative advice on those words and names which raise questions time after time because of spelling, capitalization, hyphenation, and cultural or historical context. As well as lexical terms, there are many proper names included: from place names and personal names to names of institutions, literary references, and books of the Bible. Entries give full coverage of recommended spellings, variant forms, confusable words, hyphenation, capitalization, foreign and specialist terms, proper names, and abbreviations. It is an essential tool for writers, editors, publishers, journalists, and web editors, and together with New Hart's Rules and the New Oxford Spelling Dictionary forms the complete editorial reference set.
The Third Edition of this hugely popular text provides students with straightforward principles and frameworks for understanding methodology. Peter Clough and Cathy Nutbrown are adept at making methodology meaningful for beginners and more advanced readers alike. Their book clearly demonstrates how methodology impacts upon every stage of the research process, and gives readers all of the tools that they need to understand it. New to this edition are the following: - new boxes and guidance on research ethics in every chapter - more international examples and perspectives - up to date coverage of online research methods - more examples from real students - a new companion website, featuring Powerpoint slides for lecturers The authors take an applied approach and every chapter contains a variety of practical examples from real research. Readers are encouraged to reflect on their own practice at every step, meaning that the book remains extremely relevant throughout. It will be invaluable for all students who are doing a dissertation or taking a research methods module in education, the social sciences, business and health.