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Bryson s Dictionary of Troublesome Words

Bryson s Dictionary of Troublesome Words Author William Bryson
ISBN-10 9780385679961
Release 2013-05-07
Pages 256
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One of the English language's most skilled and beloved writers guides us all towards precise, mistake-free usage. In the middle 1980s Bill Bryson was a copy editor for the London Times with the brash idea that he could fill a hole in the British book market for a concise, accessible, handy guide to proper usage. A complete unknown, he nonetheless sold Penguin Books on the idea, and the result was The Penguin Dictionary of Troublesome Words, which sold decently enough on both sides of the Atlantic. Now, fifteen years later, Bill Bryson has become, well, Bill Bryson -- and his terrifically useful little book has been revised, updated and Americanized to become Bryson's Dictionary of Troublesome Words. Precise, prescriptive, sometimes (like its author) amusingly prickly, this book belongs on the desk of every person who cares enough about our language not to maul or misuse or distort it. Move over, Strunk and White.



Bryson s Dictionary of Troublesome Words

Bryson s Dictionary of Troublesome Words Author William Bryson
ISBN-10 0385679955
Release 2013-05-07
Pages 256
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One of the English language's most skilled and beloved writers guides us all towards precise, mistake-free usage. In the middle 1980s Bill Bryson was a copy editor for the London Times with the brash idea that he could fill a hole in the British book market for a concise, accessible, handy guide to proper usage. A complete unknown, he nonetheless sold Penguin Books on the idea, and the result was The Penguin Dictionary of Troublesome Words, which sold decently enough on both sides of the Atlantic. Now, fifteen years later, Bill Bryson has become, well, Bill Bryson -- and his terrifically useful little book has been revised, updated and Americanized to become Bryson's Dictionary of Troublesome Words. Precise, prescriptive, sometimes (like its author) amusingly prickly, this book belongs on the desk of every person who cares enough about our language not to maul or misuse or distort it. Move over, Strunk and White.



The Penguin Dictionary of Troublesome Words

The Penguin Dictionary of Troublesome Words Author Bill Bryson
ISBN-10 0140512004
Release 1987
Pages 192
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The Penguin Dictionary of Troublesome Words has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from The Penguin Dictionary of Troublesome Words also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full The Penguin Dictionary of Troublesome Words book for free.



Bryson s Dictionary of Troublesome Words

Bryson s Dictionary of Troublesome Words Author Bill Bryson
ISBN-10 9780767910439
Release 2004
Pages 241
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A revised and updated edition of a humorous primer on the English language, expanded for an American audience, contains entries on correct and questionable usage, a glossary, and a pronunciation guide. Reprint. 25,000 first printing.



A Short History of Nearly Everything

A Short History of Nearly Everything Author Bill Bryson
ISBN-10 9780385674508
Release 2012-05-15
Pages 560
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One of the world’s most beloved and bestselling writers takes his ultimate journey -- into the most intriguing and intractable questions that science seeks to answer. In A Walk in the Woods, Bill Bryson trekked the Appalachian Trail -- well, most of it. In In A Sunburned Country, he confronted some of the most lethal wildlife Australia has to offer. Now, in his biggest book, he confronts his greatest challenge: to understand -- and, if possible, answer -- the oldest, biggest questions we have posed about the universe and ourselves. Taking as territory everything from the Big Bang to the rise of civilization, Bryson seeks to understand how we got from there being nothing at all to there being us. To that end, he has attached himself to a host of the world’s most advanced (and often obsessed) archaeologists, anthropologists, and mathematicians, travelling to their offices, laboratories, and field camps. He has read (or tried to read) their books, pestered them with questions, apprenticed himself to their powerful minds. A Short History of Nearly Everything is the record of this quest, and it is a sometimes profound, sometimes funny, and always supremely clear and entertaining adventure in the realms of human knowledge, as only Bill Bryson can render it. Science has never been more involving or entertaining. From the Hardcover edition.



The Life and Times of the Thunderbolt Kid

The Life and Times of the Thunderbolt Kid Author Bill Bryson
ISBN-10 0767926315
Release 2006-10-17
Pages 224
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From one of the world's most beloved writers and New York Times bestselling author of One Summer, a vivid, nostalgic, and utterly hilarious memoir of growing up in the 1950s Bill Bryson was born in the middle of the American century—1951—in the middle of the United States—Des Moines, Iowa—in the middle of the largest generation in American history—the baby boomers. As one of the best and funniest writers alive, he is perfectly positioned to mine his memories of a totally all-American childhood for 24-carat memoir gold. Like millions of his generational peers, Bill Bryson grew up with a rich fantasy life as a superhero. In his case, he ran around his house and neighborhood with an old football jersey with a thunderbolt on it and a towel about his neck that served as his cape, leaping tall buildings in a single bound and vanquishing awful evildoers (and morons)—in his head—as "The Thunderbolt Kid." Using this persona as a springboard, Bill Bryson re-creates the life of his family and his native city in the 1950s in all its transcendent normality—a life at once completely familiar to us all and as far away and unreachable as another galaxy. It was, he reminds us, a happy time, when automobiles and televisions and appliances (not to mention nuclear weapons) grew larger and more numerous with each passing year, and DDT, cigarettes, and the fallout from atmospheric testing were considered harmless or even good for you. He brings us into the life of his loving but eccentric family, including affectionate portraits of his father, a gifted sportswriter for the local paper and dedicated practitioner of isometric exercises, and OF his mother, whose job as the home furnishing editor for the same paper left her little time for practicing the domestic arts at home. The many readers of Bill Bryson’s earlier classic, A Walk in the Woods, will greet the reappearance in these pages of the immortal Stephen Katz, seen hijacking literally boxcar loads of beer. He is joined in the Bryson gallery of immortal characters by the demonically clever Willoughby brothers, who apply their scientific skills and can-do attitude to gleefully destructive ends. Warm and laugh-out-loud funny, and full of his inimitable, pitch-perfect observations, The Life and Times of the Thunderbolt Kid is as wondrous a book as Bill Bryson has ever written. It will enchant anyone who has ever been young.



The Mother Tongue

The Mother Tongue Author Bill Bryson
ISBN-10 9780062417442
Release 2015-06-02
Pages 320
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With dazzling wit and astonishing insight, Bill Bryson—the acclaimed author of The Lost Continent—brilliantly explores the remarkable history, eccentricities, resilience and sheer fun of the English language. From the first descent of the larynx into the throat (why you can talk but your dog can't), to the fine lost art of swearing, Bryson tells the fascinating, often uproarious story of an inadequate, second-rate tongue of peasants that developed into one of the world's largest growth industries.



A Walk in the Woods

A Walk in the Woods Author Bill Bryson
ISBN-10 9780385674546
Release 2012-05-15
Pages 304
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God only knows what possessed Bill Bryson, a reluctant adventurer if ever there was one, to undertake a gruelling hike along the world's longest continuous footpath—The Appalachian Trail. The 2,000-plus-mile trail winds through 14 states, stretching along the east coast of the United States, from Georgia to Maine. It snakes through some of the wildest and most spectacular landscapes in North America, as well as through some of its most poverty-stricken and primitive backwoods areas. With his offbeat sensibility, his eye for the absurd, and his laugh-out-loud sense of humour, Bryson recounts his confrontations with nature at its most uncompromising over his five-month journey. An instant classic, riotously funny, A Walk in the Woods will add a whole new audience to the legions of Bill Bryson fans.



Notes from a Small Island

Notes from a Small Island Author Bill Bryson
ISBN-10 9780062417435
Release 2015-06-02
Pages 368
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Before New York Times bestselling author Bill Bryson wrote The Road to Little Dribbling, he took this delightfully irreverent jaunt around the unparalleled floating nation of Great Britain, which has produced zebra crossings, Shakespeare, Twiggie Winkie’s Farm, and places with names like Farleigh Wallop and Titsey.



Between You and I

Between You and I Author James Cochrane
ISBN-10 1402203314
Release 2005-01
Pages 132
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Full of common examples of the incorrect grammar that often pervades modern radio broadcasts, newspaper articles, classroom discussions, and political speeches, Between You and I is most concerned with the half-educated uses of bad language.



Made in America

Made in America Author Bill Bryson
ISBN-10 9781784161866
Release 2016-09-08
Pages 566
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'Funny, wise, learned and compulsive' - GQ Bill Bryson turns away from travelling the highways and byways of middle America, so hilariously depicted in his bestselling The Lost Continent, The Life and Times of the Thunderbolt Kid and Notes from a Big Country, for a fast, exhilarating ride along the Route 66 of American language and popular culture. In Made in America, Bryson tells the story of how American arose out of the English language, and along the way, de-mythologizes his native land - explaining how a dusty desert hamlet with neither woods nor holly became Hollywood, how the Wild West wasn't won, why Americans say 'lootenant' and 'Toosday', how they were eating junk food long before the word itself was cooked up - as well as exposing the true origins of the words G-string, blockbuster, poker and snafu. 'A tremendously sassy work, full of zip, pizzazz and all those other great American qualities' Will Self, Independent on Sunday



The Oxford Dictionary of Difficult Words

The Oxford Dictionary of Difficult Words Author Archie Hobson
ISBN-10 9780195173284
Release 2004
Pages 484
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Presents phonetic transcriptions and definitions for thousands of words that are difficult to spell, define, or pronounce.



News Writing

News Writing Author Anna McKane
ISBN-10 9781847878526
Release 2006-11-16
Pages 208
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'Spotting potential pitfalls, using a story structure, writing the intro, how to do backgrounders - and an engaging foreword by Prof Peter Cole - all make this exactly the kind of book the trainee could do with' - HoldtheFrontPage.co.uk Anna McKane's News Writing is a pioneering book dealing exclusively with the all-important craft of writing news stories. The ability to write a good news story is the starting point for all starters in journalism, and is the central test likely to be given to young people on work experience or doing trial shifts. The book deals fully with all aspects of writing news, including: - how to write a good intro, or first paragraph - how to order the information and assemble a winning story - what language to use. It provides a step-by-step guide to constructing a story, with good and bad examples and a detailed analysis of style, language and grammar. There are checklists to help inexperienced writers to measure their work. The book is written in a clear and practical way and provides guidance for students and trainee journalists to enable them to write everything from a snappy short agency-style news story to a more reflective piece appropriate for a quirky news item.



The Christian Writer s Manual of Style

The Christian Writer s Manual of Style Author Robert Hudson
ISBN-10 9780310527916
Release 2016-08-30
Pages 624
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The standard style guide of the Christian publishing industry, The Christian Writer’s Manual of Style, 4th Edition, compiled by veteran Zondervan editor Robert Hudson, contains clear guidance on style questions related to religious writing, including many topics not addressed in other references or online. Nearly half of this fourth revision is made up of new material, including information about turning blogs into books, the effects of digital media on writing, “adverbial doubles,” “vanishing accents,” word-choice strategies, endorser guidelines, and much more. It also contains an all-new “Word List” which makes up more than a third of the book. The most needful information remains—entries on capitalization, abbreviation, citations, fictional dialogue, and more—but it has all been updated to keep pace with changes in English language usage. This fourth edition also corresponds with The Chicago Manual of Style, 16th Edition (2010), though it isn’t afraid to chart new territory where that reference is unhelpful on issues of religious writing. Comprehensive yet easy-to-use, The Christian Writer’s Manual of Style, 4th Edition, is a go-to resource for Christian authors, pastors, teachers, copy writers, editors, proofreaders, publishing and ministry professionals, executive assistants, and students—anyone who writes or edits as a part of their work or study—and for grammar aficionados everywhere.



The Editor s Companion

The Editor s Companion Author Janet Mackenzie
ISBN-10 9781107402188
Release 2011-06-27
Pages 255
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The Editor's Companion explains how to adapt the traditional skills of editing for digital production.



The Penguin Dictionary for Writers and Editors

The Penguin Dictionary for Writers and Editors Author Bill Bryson
ISBN-10 0140512020
Release 1994
Pages 345
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The Penguin Dictionary for Writers and Editors has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from The Penguin Dictionary for Writers and Editors also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full The Penguin Dictionary for Writers and Editors book for free.



Shakespeare

Shakespeare Author Bill Bryson
ISBN-10 9780062565167
Release 2016-04-26
Pages 224
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Bill Bryson’s bestselling biography of William Shakespeare takes the reader on an enthralling tour through Elizabethan England and the eccentricities of Shakespearean scholarship—updated with a new introduction by the author to commemorate the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death William Shakespeare, the most celebrated poet in the English language, left behind nearly a million words of text, but his biography has long been a thicket of wild supposition arranged around scant facts. With a steady hand and his trademark wit, Bill Bryson sorts through this colorful muddle to reveal the man himself. His Shakespeare is like no one else's—the beneficiary of Bryson's genial nature, his engaging skepticism, and a gift for storytelling unrivaled in our time.