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Learning How to Feel

Learning How to Feel: Children’s Literature and the History of Emotional Socialization, 1870-1970

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Learning How to Feel explores the ways in which children and adolescents learn not just how to express emotions that are thought to be pre-existing, but actually how to feel. The volume assumes that the embryonic ability to feel unfolds through a complex dialogue with the social and cultural environment...

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Roget's Thesaurus of Words for Students

Roget’s Thesaurus of Words for Students: Helpful, Descriptive, Precise Synonyms, Antonyms, and Related Terms

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Tired of using the same few phrases in all your presentations? Can’t find the right expression to begin your college admissions essay? Stuck with a drab, uninspiring conclusion at the end of your research paper? Roget’s Thesaurus of Words for Students will help you find the perfect words and phrases...

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Urban Dictionary

Urban Dictionary: Fularious Street Slang Defined

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In 1999, Aaron Peckham established UrbanDictionary.com, inviting users to define their world by compiling the most epic collection of slang ever. Since then, the site has skyrocketed in popularity, amassing thousands of definitions and educating millions. Users submit about 2,300 new entries every day! In this totally and awesomely revised...

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You Can't Read This

You Can’t Read This: Forbidden Books, Lost Writing, Mistranslations, and Codes

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Wherever people can read, there are stories about the magic, mystery, and power of what they read. Val Ross presents a history of reading that is, in fact, the story of the monumental, on-going struggle to read. From Enheduanna, daughter of Sargon the Great, the world’s oldest signed author to...

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The Faker's Guide

Faker’s Guide to the Classics

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From Anna Karenina and Beowulf to Ulysses and Wuthering Heights, The Faker’s Guide to the Classics condenses the great (but long and complicated) novels, plays, and poems of world lit into bite-size nuggets, cutting out the bloated analysis and nauseating debate of other reading guides. Each of the 100 books...

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500 Letters for Difficult Situations

500 Letters for Difficult Situations: Easy-to-Use Templates for Challenging Communications

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Giving difficult news clearly and sensitively is no easy task. However, there are ways to say the right thing at the right time. 500 Letters for Difficult Situations offers helpful templates for when you need to say something tactfully and gracefully. Inside, you’ll find letters to guide you through the...

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What Is Good Writing?

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There was a time when good writing would be defined simply by adverting to a few literary classics. That kind of strategy is less helpful these days, when so many different styles and voices clamor for attention. What Is Good Writing? sets the terms for a contemporary debate on writing...

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China A to Z

China A to Z: Everything You Need to Know to Understand Chinese Customs and Culture

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A practical and accessible guide to an ancient but rapidly changing culture-now revised and updated Perfect for business, pleasure, or armchair travelers, China A to Z explains the customs, culture, and etiquette essential for any trip or for anyone wanting to understand this complex country. In one hundred brief, reader-friendly...

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How to Be a Writer Building Your Creative Skills Through Practice and Play

How to Be a Writer: Building Your Creative Skills Through Practice and Play

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Athletes practice. Musicians practice. As a writer you need to do the same. Whether you have dreams of writing a novel or a memoir or a collection of poems, or you simply want to improve your everyday writing, this innovative book will show you how to build your skills by...

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Figures of Speech 60 Ways To Turn A Phrase

Figures of Speech: 60 Ways To Turn A Phrase

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Writing is not like chemical engineering. The figures of speech should not be learned the same way as the periodic table of elements. This is because figures of speech are not about hypothetical structures in things, but about real potentialities within language and within ourselves. The “figurings” of speech reveal...

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