The Big Book of Words You Should Know

Over 3,000 Words Every Person Should be Able to Use (And a few that you probably shouldn't)


Author: David Olsen,Michelle Bevilacqua,Justin Cord Hayes

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1440520771

Category: Reference

Page: 448

View: 3628

Do you know what "quatrefoil" and "impolitic" mean? What about "halcyon" or "narcolepsy"? This book is a handy, easy-to-read reference guide to the proper parlance for any situation. In this book you will find: Words You Absolutely Should Know (covert, exonerate, perimeter); Words You Should Know But Probably Don't (dour, incendiary, scintilla); Words Most People Don't Know (schlimazel, thaumaturgy, epergne); Words You Should Know to Sound Overeducated (ad infinitum, nugatory, garrulity); Words You Probably Shouldn't Know (priapic, damnatory, labia majora); and more. Whether writing an essay, studying for a test, or trying to impress friends, family, and fellow cocktail party guests with their prolixity, you will achieve magniloquence, ebullience, and flights of rhetorical brilliance.

So Now You're the Superintendent!


Author: John Eller,Howard C. Carlson

Publisher: Corwin Press

ISBN: 1452294208

Category: Education

Page: 240

View: 7928

Addressing common issues such as transitions, culture changes, finances, staff supervision, and team building, this guide offers strategies for the crucial first years of the superintendency.

Q&A Employment Law 2011-2012


Author: Deborah Lockton

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136839100

Category: Law

Page: 312

View: 603

Routledge Q&As give you the ideal opportunity to practice and refine your exam technique, helping you to apply your knowledge most effectively in an exam situation. Each book contains approximately fifty essay and problem-based questions on topics commonly found on exam papers, complete with answer plans and fully worked model answers. Our authors have also highlighted common mistakes as well as offering you tips to achieve the very best marks. What’s more, Routledge Q&As are written by lecturers who are also examiners, giving you an exclusive insight into exactly what examiners are looking for in an answer.

Remember Me


Author: Cheryl Robinson

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101517441

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

View: 9305

Two best friends test the limits of loyalty in a stirring new novel of friendship, betrayal, and forgiveness. Erica and Claire had vowed to stay best friends for life-until one indiscretion destroyed that bond forever. Twenty years later, tragedy reunites them in an unexpected way. Now they must confront the past, discover its untold truths, and rebuild a friendship destined to endure.

Language and Thought

A Rational Enquiry Into Their Nature and Relationship


Author: Amorey Gethin

Publisher: Intellect Books

ISBN: 9781871516722

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 91

View: 9471

This is a study of how language and thought relate to each other in the context of a critique of linguistics. The text argues that people learn the meanings of pieces of language by observing how those pieces are used in life. When they fit the meanings of their language together they follow the logic of life. This book shows how personal understanding of language may be used.

Fundamentals of Anatomy and Physiology


Author: Donald C Rizzo

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1111782253

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 529

View: 5627

Now in its third edition, this best selling full-color text is better than ever! We retained all the special features from the previous edition including Career Focus; As the Body Ages; Health Alert; Common Disease, Disorders, and Conditions; Concept Maps, and Body Systems Working Together to Maintain Homeostasis, and added four new features to enhance your learning, broaden your experience of the anatomy and physiology material and help you put it all together. Designed for a one-semester course, this book introduces learners in the allied health field with little or no prior biology knowledge to anatomy and physiology. Content is organized according to body systems, and focuses on the body working together to promote homeostasis. Chapters are self-contained so instructors can teach in any order preferred. Essential laboratory exercises included at the end of chapters provide hands-on lab experience. Key terms with phonetic pronunciations help build vocabulary. The CD-ROM that accompanies the book engages you in learning through interactive activities, quizzes and animations. The book offers a comprehensive supplemental package to support multiple learning styles and leverages the latest technology. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

The Black Star Passes


Author: John Campbell

Publisher: eStar Books

ISBN: 1612101941

Category: Fiction

Page: 81

View: 3139

The arrival of an unseen dark sun whose attendant marauders aimed at the very end of civilization in this Solar System....

Managing the Defence Budget and Estate

Tenth Report of Session 2010-11, Report, Together with Formal Minutes, Oral and Written Evidence


Author: Great Britain: Parliament: House of Commons: Committee of Public Accounts

Publisher: The Stationery Office

ISBN: 9780215555571

Category: Political Science

Page: 37

View: 6680

The Ministry of Defence (the Department) is responsible for over £42 billion of annual expenditure. It has failed to exercise the robust financial management necessary to control its resources effectively in the long term, and there is a shortfall in planned expenditure against likely funding of up to £36 billion over the next ten years. The Department's consistent pattern of planned overspend demonstrates serious organisational failings and a dangerous culture of optimism. There are systemic failings: a tendency towards financial over-commitment, weaknesses in the financial planning processes and a division in responsibilities and accountability for financial stewardship. The Accounting Officer has not discharged his responsibility to ensure that expenditure represents value for money, and there is no explicit financial strategy linking funding to priorities. When financial savings have to be found there is then no clear basis for determining where cuts should be made. The appointment of a professionally qualified Finance Director is welcomed. The defence estate is valued at over £20 billion, and costs an estimated £2.9 billion per year to run. The built estate in the UK has been reduced by 4.3% between 1998 and 2008, achieving £3.4 billion in sale receipts. But more of the estate should have been released. The Department does not assess its estate against clear objective criteria. The Department does not collect centrally the information and data that would allow it to manage its estate in an effective way. It appears to lack urgency in its plans to improve its information base.

The Literary Panorama, and National Register

A Review of Books, Register of Events, Magazine of Varieties: Comprising Interesting Intelligence from the Various Districts of the United Kingdom; the British Connexions in America, Africa, the East Indies, the West Indies, Western Asia &c. and from All Parts of the World ...


Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A



Page: N.A

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The Intelligent Web

Search, smart algorithms, and big data


Author: Gautam Shroff

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191664626

Category: Computers

Page: 320

View: 6563

As we use the Web for social networking, shopping, and news, we leave a personal trail. These days, linger over a Web page selling lamps, and they will turn up at the advertising margins as you move around the Internet, reminding you, tempting you to make that purchase. Search engines such as Google can now look deep into the data on the Web to pull out instances of the words you are looking for. And there are pages that collect and assess information to give you a snapshot of changing political opinion. These are just basic examples of the growth of "Web intelligence", as increasingly sophisticated algorithms operate on the vast and growing amount of data on the Web, sifting, selecting, comparing, aggregating, correcting; following simple but powerful rules to decide what matters. While original optimism for Artificial Intelligence declined, this new kind of machine intelligence is emerging as the Web grows ever larger and more interconnected. Gautam Shroff takes us on a journey through the computer science of search, natural language, text mining, machine learning, swarm computing, and semantic reasoning, from Watson to self-driving cars. This machine intelligence may even mimic at a basic level what happens in the brain.

Visions of Freedom

Havana, Washington, Pretoria, and the Struggle for Southern Africa, 1976-1991


Author: Piero Gleijeses

Publisher: UNC Press Books

ISBN: 146960969X

Category: History

Page: 672

View: 407

During the final fifteen years of the Cold War, southern Africa underwent a period of upheaval, with dramatic twists and turns in relations between the superpowers. Americans, Cubans, Soviets, and Africans fought over the future of Angola, where tens of thousands of Cuban soldiers were stationed, and over the decolonization of Namibia, Africa's last colony. Beyond lay the great prize: South Africa. Piero Gleijeses uses archival sources, particularly from the United States, South Africa, and the closed Cuban archives, to provide an unprecedented international history of this important theater of the late Cold War. These sources all point to one conclusion: by humiliating the United States and defying the Soviet Union, Fidel Castro changed the course of history in southern Africa. It was Cuba's victory in Angola in 1988 that forced Pretoria to set Namibia free and helped break the back of apartheid South Africa. In the words of Nelson Mandela, the Cubans "destroyed the myth of the invincibility of the white oppressor . . . [and] inspired the fighting masses of South Africa."

There And Back Again: An Actor's Tale


Author: Joe Layden,Sean Astin

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 0753546981

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 368

View: 1749

When Sean Astin, veteran Hollywood actor of over 30 movies including The Goonies, and Rudy, landed the part of Samwise Gamgee in The Lord of the Rings, he knew it was going to be different to anything he'd ever worked on before. Here he shares his heartfelt opinions on his early movies, how he got the part of Sam at that point in his career, and what it was like to be on set for nearly two years of his life. How did he and the other cast members get along? What were the excitements and the dangers they faced during filming? What happened the evening that Elijah Wood lost the keys to his room? How did Sir Ian McKellen cope when he didn't like the music the hobbits listened to during make-up and what happened when the crew considered striking? Revealing and immensely readable, There and Back Again is the behind-the-scenes look at what it was like to be involved in the making of one of the biggest movie franchises of all time.