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A Notebook on William Shakespeare
First published in 1948, this book may be described as Dame Edith Sitwell’s personal notebook. It consists of essays on the subject of the general aspect of the plays-those great hymns to the principle and the glory of life, in which there are the same differences in nature, in matter, in light, in darkness, in movement, that we find in the universe, and in which the chara First published in 1948, this book may be described as Dame...

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The Universe, the Gods, and Men: Ancient Greek Myths Told by Jean-Pierre Vernant
In this enchanting retelling of Greek myth, Jean-Pierre Vernant combines his deep knowledge of the subject with an original storytelling style. Beginning with the creation of Earth out of Chaos, Vernant continues with the castration of Uranus, the war between the Titans and the Olympian gods, the wily ruses of Prometheus and Zeus, and the creation of Pandora, the first wom In this enchanting retelling of Greek myth, Jean-Pierre Vernant...

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The Piano: An Encyclopedia
This work examines the impact of electronic developments (particularly the Internet) on local studies librarianship. The explosion in the use of the Internet has been matched by an interest in local, family, and community history. This work brings these two developments together. It provides practitioners with practical advice on the provision of Web-based services for use This work examines the impact of electronic developments...

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Essential GCSE Latin
Essential GCSE Latin is neither a complete course from scratch nor a reference grammar, but a summary of all the linguistic requirements for the OCR Examination Board specification (2007 onwards), aimed mainly at pupils in their GCSE year. OCR is now the only board in that offers a GCSE in Latin language. Whatever course they have used, many remain very hazy about grammar Essential GCSE Latin is neither a complete course from scratch nor a...

Download Animals in Translation: Using the Mysteries of Autism to Decode Animal Behavior

Animals in Translation: Using the Mysteries of Autism to Decode Animal Behavior
I don’t know if people will ever be able to talk to animals the way Doctor Doolittle could, or whether animals will be able to talk back. Maybe science will have something to say about that. But I do know people can learn to “talk” to animals, and to hear what animals have to say, better than they do now. –From Animals in Translation Why would a cow lick a tractor? Why are I don’t know if people will ever be...

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The Rough Guide to the Baltic States: Estonia, Latvia & Lithuania
Introduction The Baltic States – Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia – are far from being the grey, Soviet-scarred republics that many people imagine them to be. For a start, they’re graced by three of the most enthralling national capitals in Eastern Europe, each highly individual in character and boasting an extraordinary wealth of historic buildings, as well as an expanding a Introduction The Baltic States – Lithuania,...

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The Puzzle Instinct: The Meaning of Puzzles in Human Life
One of the most famous anagrams of all time was constructed in the Middle Ages. The unknown author contrived it as a Latin dialogue between Pilate and Jesus. Jesus’ answer to Pilate’s question “What is truth” is phrased as an ingenious anagram of the letters of that very question: Pilate: Quid est veritas? (“What is truth?”) Jesus: Est virqui adest. (“It is the man before One of the most famous...

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Language Acquisition: The Age Factor (Second Language Acquisition)
This book examines the evidence relative to the idea that there is an age factor in first and second language acquisition, evidence that has sources ranging from studies of feral children to evaluations of language programmes in primary schools. It goes on to explore the various explanations that have been advanced to account for such evidence. Finally, it looks at the edu This book examines the evidence relative to the idea that there is an...

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Early Modern English
Now available in a completely revised edition, this book describes the English language between the years 1500 and 1700–the different varieties of the language, the attitudes of its speakers towards it, its pronunciation, vocabulary and grammar. It will be useful to serious students of the history of English and takes full account of those readers who are mainly intereste Now available in a completely revised edition, this book...

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A Supposedly Fun Thing I’ll Never Do Again:  Essays and Arguments
In this exuberantly praised book – a collection of seven pieces on subjects ranging from television to tennis, from the Illinois State Fair to the films of David Lynch, from postmodern literary theory to the supposed fun of traveling aboard a Caribbean luxury cruiseliner – David Foster Wallace brings to nonfiction the same curiosity, hilarity, and exhilarating verbal facil In this exuberantly praised book – a collection of...