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Oxford Guide to Plain English
Governments and companies around the world have been encouraged to implement plain English in order to communicate information in a clearer, more understandable way. This text is a guide that explains how to write and communicate information clearly. Read...

Download The Good, the Bad and the Unready: The Remarkable Truth Behind History’s Strangest Nicknames

The Good, the Bad and the Unready: The Remarkable Truth Behind History’s Strangest Nicknames
The Good , the Bad and the Unready is the perfect book for discovering how one man could be both Charles the Scourge of God and Charles the Affable. Or who exactly it was that Vlad impaled. Or how some eighteen people earned the appellation ‘the Great’ (and that’s not including Anthony the Great Bastard and Anne the Great Whore). Or why Joan the Mad never went anywhere wit The Good , the Bad and the Unready is the perfect...

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A Dictionary of Japanese Buddhist Terms
Buddhism has permeated Japanese life and thought so deeply that knowledge of it is essential for a true understanding of any aspect of Japanese culture. This dictionary, with nearly five thousand entries on Buddhist terms, personal names, ceremonies, texts, and sects, will be of special interest to scholars and students of literature. Most entries have been drawn from such Buddhism has permeated Japanese life and thought so deeply that...

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Marrow
The Ship has traveled the universe for longer than any of the near-immortal crew can recall, its true purpose and origins unknown. It is larger than many planets, housing thousands of alien races and just as many secrets. Now one of those secrets has been discovered: at the center of the Ship is . . . a planet. Marrow. But when a team of the Ship’s best and brightest are se The Ship has traveled the universe for longer than any of the...

Download Beyond Hindu and Muslim: Multiple Identity in Narratives from Village India

Beyond Hindu and Muslim: Multiple Identity in Narratives from Village India
Questioning the conventional depiction of India as a nation divided between religious communities, Gottschalk shows that individuals living in India have multiple identities, some of which cut across religious boundaries. The stories narrated by villagers living in the northern state of Bihar depict everyday social interactions that transcend the simple divide of Hindu and Questioning the conventional depiction of India as a nation divided...

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Beyond Alternations
Beyond Alternations provides a unified account of the semantic effects of the German applicative (“be-“) construction. Using natural data from a varietyof corpora, the authors propose that this pattern is inherently meaningful and that its meaning provides the basis for creative extensions. Read...

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Alcools
Alcools, first published in 1913 and one of the few indispensable books of twentieth- century poetry, provides a key to the century’s history and consciousness. Champion of “cubism,” Guillaume Apollinaire (1880-1918) fashions in verse the sonic equivalent of what Picasso accomplishes in his cubist works: simultaneity. Apollinaire has been so influential that without him th Alcools, first published in 1913 and one of the few...

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The Postmodern
Simon Malpas investigates the theories and definitions of postmodernism and postmodernity, and explores their impact in such areas as identity, history, art, literature and culture. In attempting to map the different forms of the postmodern, and the contrasting experiences of postmodernity in the Western and developing worlds, he looks closely at: *modernism and postmodern Simon Malpas investigates the theories and definitions of...

Download Today I Feel Silly & Other Moods That Make My Day

Today I Feel Silly & Other Moods That Make My Day
Today I feel silly. Mom says it’s the heat.I put rouge on the cat and gloves on my feet.I ate noodles for breakfast and pancakes at night.I dressed like a star and was quite a sight. Today I am sad, my mood’s heavy and gray.There’s a frown on my face and it’s been there all day.My best friend and I had a really big fight.She said that I tattled and I know that she’s right. Today I feel silly. Mom says it’s...