The Secret Language Of Color
By Arielle Eckstut, Joann Eckstut
In this beautiful and thorough investigation, The Secret Language of Color celebrates and illuminates the countless ways in which color colors our world.Why is the sky blue, the grass green, a rose red? Most of us have no idea how to answer these questions, nor are we aware that color pervades nearly all aspects of life, from the subatomic realm and the natural world to human culture and psychology.Organized into chapters that begin with a fascinating explanation of the physics and chemistry of color, The Secret Language of Color travels from outer space to Earth, from plants to animals to humans. In these chapters we learn about how and why we see color, the nature of rainbows, animals with color vision far superior and far inferior to our own, how our language influences the colors we see, and much more. Between these chapters, authors Joann Eckstut and Ariele Eckstut turn their attention to the individual hues of the visible spectrum?red, orange, yellow, green, blue, and violet?presenting each in fascinating, in-depth detail.Including hundreds of stunning photographs and dozens of informative, often entertaining graphics, every page is a breathtaking demonstration of color and its role in the world around us. Whether? you see red, are a shrinking violet, or talk a blue streak, this is the perfect book for anyone interested in the history, science, culture, and beatuty of color in the natural and man-made world.
Advanced Research Methods
By Catherine Dawson
This book is suitable for research in social science subjects such as sociology and psychology; humanities subjects such as history and human geography; education, nursing and related fields. It guides the researcher through each stage of the research process and covers issues such as:Generating ideas and justifying the topic.Colecting and analysing data.Producing a thesis and passing a viva.Csting the project and obtaining funding.It also provides practical information along with examples, tips and exercises that will help to move a project forward.
The Science Writers' Handbook
By Michelle Nijhuis, Thomas Hayden, Writers of SciLance
Popular science writing has exploded in the past decade, both in print and online. Who better to guide writers striving to succeed in the profession than a group of award-winning independent journalists with a combined total of 225 years of experience? From Thomas Hayden's chapter on the perfect pitch to Emma Maris's advice on book proposals to Mark Schrope's essential information on contracts, the members of SciLance give writers of all experience levels the practical information they need to succeed, as either a staffer or a freelancer. Going beyond craft, The Science Writer's Handbook also tackles issues such as creating productive office space, balancing work and family, and finding lasting career satisfaction. It is the ultimate guide for anyone looking to prosper as a science writer in the new era of publishing.
The Little Book of Wedding Etiquette
By Holly Lefevre
Planning a wedding can be one of the most exciting times in a woman's life, but it can also be a bit overwhelming. With new traditions and complicated family situations, etiquette is constantly evolving and it can sometimes be difficult to know the proper thing to do.The essential modern-day companion, The Little Book of Wedding Etiquette offers simple, accessible advice for some of the most common etiquette challenges- from who you should tell about the engagement first, to how to budget for the ceremony and reception, to when the thank-you cards should be sent- so you can enjoy this most joyous time in your life.
Why Would Anyone Want to Swing a Cat?
By Andy Simpson
Why is bureaucracy known as red, not yellow or blue tape?What is haywire and why do we go it?Why is a yawn infection?Who was Parker and why is he so Nosy?These are just some of the burning issues that have been exercising the minds of Daily Mail readers in recent years, and 1001 of the most entertaining have been reproduced in this bumper collection.Not all of the questions featured will have been nagging away at you for years - the scrap metal value of the Eiffel Tower, for example; and some of the answers throw up intriguing alternatives (does the expression "peg out" have its origins in the game of cribbage or in grave digging practices?); but for those who are inveterate devourers of trivia teasers and fascinating facts, The Daily Mail's Answers to Correspondents is a veritable feast.
The New Stokes Field Guide to Birds: Western Region
By Donald Stokes, Lillian Stokes
The culmination of many years of research, observation, and study, the THE NEW STOKES FIELD GUIDE TO BIRDS: Western Region is factually, visually, and organizationally superior to any other photographic field guide available. This easy-to-use guide features 636 North American bird species and more than 2,000 stunning color photographs. And yet it's portable enough to fit in your pocket! The guide includes:* the newest scientific and common names and phylogenetic order* special help for identifying birds in flight through important clues of behavior, plumage, and shape* detailed descriptions of songs and calls* important behavioral information and key habitat preferences* the newest range maps, detailing species' winter, summer, year-round ranges, and migration routes Whether you are a novice or experienced birder, this new Stokes guide will take your birding to the next level.
Help! For Writers
By Roy Peter Clark
The craft of writing offers countless potential problems: The story is too long; the story's too short; revising presents a huge hurdle; writer's block is rearing its ugly head. In HELP! FOR WRITERS, Roy Peter Clark presents an 'owner's manual' for writers, outlining the seven steps of the writing process, and addressing the 21 most urgent problems that writers face. In his trademark engaging and entertaining style, Clark offers ten short solutions to each problem. Out of ideas? Read posters, billboards, and graffiti. Can't bear to edit yourself? Watch the deleted scenes feature of a DVD and ask yourself why those scenes were left on the cutting-room floor. HELP! FOR WRITERS offers 210 strategies to guide writers to success.
Bartlett's Familiar Quotations
By John Bartlett
More than 150 years after its original publication, BARTLETT'S FAMILIAR QUOTATIONS has been completely revised and updated for its eighteenth edition. BARTLETT'S showcases a sweeping survey of world history, from the times of ancient Egyptians to present day. New authors include Warren Buffett, the Dalai Lama, Bill Gates, David Foster Wallace, Emily Post, Steve Jobs, Jimi Hendrix, Paul Krugman, Hunter S. Thompson, Jon Stewart, Elizabeth Kubler-Ross, Barack Obama, Che Guevara, Randy Pausch, Desmond Tutu, Julia Child, Fran Leibowitz, Harper Lee, Nassim Nicholas Taleb, Patti Smith, William F. Buckley, and Robert F. Kennedy. In the classic BARTLETT'S tradition, the book offers readers and scholars alike a vast, stunning representation of those words that have influenced and molded our language and culture.
The Complete Guide To Writing Your Dissertation
By Steve Ball
If you are studying at undergraduate or masters level it's likely that you will have to write a dissertation, critical essay or project report before you can graduate. Unfortunately, many good pieces of student research and inquiry are devalued - and sometimes even fail - because they are badly planned, structured or written. Make all that hard work count! This new guide looks directly at the processes, techniques and objectives of writing the dissertation itself. It covers longer term aspects - such as planning, scheduling, structuring - and more immediate ones - such as style, detail and managing the length. - Learn how to understand and decode the academic language of research questions, learning outcomes, objectives and assessment criteria, and translate them into the right form of words. - Discover how to maintain that essential focus on your objectives and research question or hypothesis, and their connection to your discussion and eventual conclusions. - Develop a schedule, identifying the tasks and milestones that will keep you on track, and update the plan as you go. - Find a style and structure that will help shape your writing to satisfy the examiners. - Manage the overall length and chapter lengths, and learn how to cut excess content and avoid repetition. - Master the technicalities of dissertation writing, such as methodologies, literature reviews, note systems, referencing...- Learn to how to transform an adequate dissertation into a good one by attending to fluency and detail - grammar, accuracy, consistency, punctuation - and the controlled use of aids such as spellcheckers and style checkers. - Avoid plagiarism and other evils. How can you avoid falling into cheating, either by accident or by carelessness under pressure? With examples and self-checking exercises to help you to stay on the right track, this essential guide will also serve as a valuable aid to all types of academic writing.
Read-Aloud African-American Stories
By Susan Kantor
Reformatted and redesigned, Read-Aloud African-American Stories collects the most beloved stories for parent and child to share. Reading to your child is the best way to instill in him or her a lifelong love of reading. Just ten minutes or less, the stories are the perfect length to read-aloud to children at bedtime and puts children on the road to becoming life-long readers. Read Aloud African American Stories introduces children to the rich, entertaining, and instructive tradition of African American storytelling. The book includes myths and fables, fairy tales and folklore, Famous Rabbit stories, Hawk and Chicken tales, tall tales, plus biographies of famous African American heroes, recollections of slavery, African American songs, and more.Beautifully illustrated and designed, Read-Aloud African-American Stories includes original artwork specially commissioned for the book.Other titles in the series include Read-Aloud Poems (978-1-57912-921-7) and Read-Aloud Classics (978-1-57912-920-0).
You Can't Make This Stuff Up
By Lee Gutkind
From rags-to-riches-to-rags tell-alls to personal health sagas to literary journalism everyone seems to want to try their hand at creative nonfiction. Now, Lee Gutkind, the go-to expert for all things creative nonfiction, taps into one of the fastest-growing genres with this new writing guide. Frank and to-the-point, with depth and clarity, Gutkind describes and illustrates each and every aspect of the genre, from defining a concept and establishing a writing process to the final product. Offering new ways of understanding genre and invaluable tools for writers to learn and experiment with, You Can't Make This Stuff Up allows writers of all skill levels to thoroughly expand and stylize their work.
The Art of the Visit
By Kathy Bertone
The Art of the Visit is an invaluable resource for the socially minded. During tough economic periods people tend to visit with family and friends for a mini-vacation instead of taking more expensive trips. This practical and humorous guide establishes the ground rules for successfully spending time with those people who are most dear to us. Full of anecdotes from the author's experiences, The Art of the Visit illustrates the dos and don'ts of extended visiting from start to finish so that the reader can become the perfect host and/or the perfect guest.
How Smart Are You? Test Your Math Iq
By Thomas J. Craughwell
Attractive, take-anywhere, write-in quiz book that offers a daily dose of self-discovery!How Smart Are You? Test Your Math IQ is perfect for a handbag, briefcase, or knapsack! This entertaining and enlightening quiz book is great to have on hand anytime and anywhere, be it a long commute, a waiting room, or an evening at home. Every day our numerical skills are tested in different ways, from shopping to budgeting to bill paying. But not everyone is comfortable with numbers. How Smart Are You? Test Your Math IQ is a collection of challenging tests and puzzles that will help you hone your math skills.Each quiz can be taken in just a few minutes and is easily scored. With a fun, modern cloth cover, elastic closure and overall great package you will want to show off this IQ book wherever you go!Other titles in this series:Who Are You? Test Your Emotional IntelligenceWho Are You? Test Your PersonalityHow Smart Are You? Test Your IQ