Be Your Own Editor: A Writer's Guide to Perfect Prose

By Sigrid Macdonald

Are you doubtful while to exploit impact or influence? Loath or detest? praise or supplement? Do you fight with personality improvement, setting up practical discussion and composing articles, proposals or manuscripts? Be your individual Editor through Sigrid Macdonald deals a crash direction in grammar fundamentals, beginning with punctuation and correct use of the scary apostrophe. It indicates how you can determine often misused phrases; to plot powerful characters and historical past settings in fiction; and to constitution nonfiction. these days, we are all writers - we write blogs, essays and company proposals. specialist authors write brief tales, newspaper articles and manuscripts. in the event that your writing is sweet, yet you query your grammar and organizational talents, this informative, reader-friendly guide is for you.

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The Roman Empire: A Very Short Introduction

By Christopher Kelly

The Roman Empire was once a impressive fulfillment. It had a inhabitants of sixty million humans unfold throughout lands encircling the Mediterranean and stretching from northern England to the sun-baked banks of the Euphrates, and from the Rhine to the North African coast. It was once, certainly else, an empire of force--employing a mix of violence, suppression, order, and tactical use of energy to strengthen an astonishingly uniform culture.

Here, historian Christopher Kelly covers the background of the Empire from Augustus to Marcus Aurelius, describing the empire's formation, and its political, spiritual, cultural, and social constructions. It seems to be on the day-by-day lives of the Empire's humans: either these in Rome in addition to these residing in its furthest colonies. Romans used fabulous logistical feats, political savvy, and army oppression to rule their big empire. This Very brief creation examines how they "romanised" the cultures they conquered, implementing their very own tradition with the intention to subsume them thoroughly. The e-book additionally seems at how the Roman Empire has been thought of and depicted in additional contemporary instances, from the writings of Edward Gibbon to the Hollywood blockbuster Gladiator. it's going to end up a worthwhile advent for readers drawn to classical history.

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The Edge of the Precipice: Why Read Literature in the Digital Age?

Can a case be made for examining literature within the electronic age? Does literature nonetheless subject during this period of quick info? Is it even attainable to recommend for critical, sustained examining with all demeanour of social media distracting us, fragmenting our focus, and critical brief, speedy communique? within the fringe of the Precipice, Paul Socken brings jointly a considerate team of writers, editors, philosophers, librarians, archivists, and literary critics from Canada, the USA, France, England, South Africa, and Australia to think about the nation of literature within the twenty-first century. together with essays by means of amazing individuals similar to Alberto Manguel, Mark Kingwell, Lori Saint-Martin, Sven Birkerts, Katia Grubisic, Drew Nelles, and J. Hillis Miller, this assortment offers a number of views concerning the value of analyzing literature at the present time. the sting of the Precipice is a passionate, articulate, and exciting assortment that displays at the position of literature in our society and asks whether it is now lower than siege. participants contain Michael Austin (Newman University), Sven Birkerts (author), Stephen Brockmann (Carnegie-Mellon University), Vincent Giroud (University of Franche-Comté), Katia Grubisic (poet), Mark Kingwell (University of Toronto), Alberto Manguel (author), J. Hillis Miller (University of California, Irvine), Drew Nelles (editor-in-chief, Maisonneuve), Keith Oatley (University of Toronto), Ekaterina Rogatchevskaia (British Library), Leonard Rosmarin (Brock University), Lori Saint-Martin (translator, Université du Québec à Montréal), Paul Socken (University of Waterloo), and Gerhard van der Linde (University of South Africa).

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Saucer Movies

By Paul Meehan

Saucer Movies is the 1st booklet to ascertain the connection among cinema and the alien ship phenomenon. formerly, movies with extraterrestrial topics were taken care of as a subset of the science-fiction movie. they've got by no means earlier than been tested in gentle of flying saucers literature and mythology. Saucer Movies takes a brand new standpoint on technological know-how- fiction motion pictures by means of keeping apart out works that care for the beauty and terror of first touch with alien intelligence.

More than three hundred motion pictures are analyzed by way of their aesthetic advantage (direction, performing, screenplay, etc.) and their UFOlogical value, that's, similarities with real sightings, thematics, anticipation of alien ship occasions, and so on. the flicks are mentioned chronologically and are provided parallel to sentiments approximately UFOs, from the past due nineteenth century to the current day, from The Astronomer's Dream in 1898 to Contact in 1997.

Meehan considers the representations of governmental associations and contributors in video clips equivalent to Close Encounters and Roswell, whereas additionally contemplating the importance of the controversy referring to unidentified flying object touch, governmental conspiracies, and flying saucers indoctrination. The paintings of famous administrators gets precise consciousness, and mega-hits proportion the highlight with many lesser-known, but hugely major, unidentified flying object motion pictures. Illustrations and an entire filmography whole this paintings.

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Navy SEAL Training: Self-Confidence: Froglogic Field Manual for Adults

In his first box handbook for adults, "Navy SEAL education - Self-Confidence," army SEAL, motivational speaker, radio exhibit host and lifestyles trainer David Rutherford ignites readers to forge their very own own self-confidence by means of accepting eight lifestyles Missions. As a army SEAL and Behavioral education expert, David has traveled the area and chanced on the reality at the back of what allows the human situation to achieve each setting. He combines his own studies with over 70 years of confirmed operational successes of the SEAL groups to improve his specified good judgment motivational philosophy name Froglogic.

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The Master Strategist: Power, Purpose and Principle

By Ketan Patel

Within the comparable method that Machiavelli, and sunlight Tzu ahead of him, exploded all present rules approximately method within the Prince and The artwork of battle, The grasp Strategist cuts throughout politics, economics and enterprise to set out a brand new and compelling strategy to take into consideration approach for a calm, wealthy and extra unfastened destiny.

We stand at some degree in heritage the place we will have nearly something we hope. Our skill to compute the underlying equations of every little thing — our genetic code, the constitution of topic, the character of time and area — delivers to let us to go into a brand new period of miracles. the facility to create new guns that may succeed in any enemy supplies to allow us to salary any conflict. studying how you can harness and direct this potential is now severe if we're to forge a greater destiny.

It is in Man’s nature to dream and aspire after which to endeavour, misinform and struggle to accomplish his desires and aspirations. technique is only the note we provide to the concept that is going into selecting how we'll succeed.

Ketan Patel, founder and head of the Strategic team at Goldman Sachs, meets with leaders in foreign company, making an investment and govt coverage per week. This designated entry to humans at this point has given him the potential of discussing with them probably the most primary questions dealing with us, specifically, the options for growing peace, prosperity and freedom.

The grasp Strategist explains why our present techniques to procedure are failing to create a global the place strength, goal and precept are exercised to provide worldwide peace, prosperity and freedom. It units out the time table for a brand new method of method that would be compelling for strategists from the White condo to Wall highway to the streets of London, Tokyo, Shanghai, Mumbai and beyond.

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The Devil in Pew Number Seven

By Bob DeMoss

2011 shops selection Award winner!
Rebecca by no means felt secure as a toddler. In 1969, her father, Robert Nichols, moved to Sellerstown, North Carolina, to function a pastor. There he came upon a small neighborhood desirous to welcome him―with one exception. obvious at him from pew quantity seven used to be a guy passionate about controlling the church. decided to dispose of an individual who stood in his means, he unleashed a plan of terror that was once extra devastating and violent than the Nichols relations can have ever imagined. Refusing to be pushed away by means of acts of intimidation, Rebecca’s father stood his floor till one evening whilst an armed guy walked into the family’s kitchen . . . And Rebecca’s lifestyles used to be shattered. If somebody had a cause to harbor hatred and search own revenge, it'd be Rebecca. but The satan in Pew quantity Seven tells a unique tale. it's the impressive actual saga of relentless persecution, one family’s religion and braveness within the face of it, and a daughter whose mom and dad taught her the ability of forgiveness.

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Diamond Nanotechnology: Syntheses and Applications

By James C. Sung, Jianping Lin

This publication on nanodiamonds is the 1st of its variety. Nanodiamonds are critical for sharpening business fabrics (e.g. laptop demanding drives and browse heads) and complicated ceramics (e.g. silicon carbide and gem diamond). This e-book is efficacious for these facing nanodiamonds, in addition to these drawn to a basic schooling of nano-sized fabrics.

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