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Read David Axe's blogs and other content on the Penguin Community. The war memoir as graphic novel-an utterly unforgettable and highly original look at war in the 21st century. Street battles with spears and arrows in sweltering East Timor. Bone- jarring artillery duels in Afghanistan's mountains. Long patrols on the sandy wastes of southern Iraq. For four years, war was life for David Axe. He was alternately bored out of his mind and completely terrified. It was strangely addictive. As a...more...

Provides instructions and exercises for learning the formal calligraphic mode and the functional everyday cursive mode of the early Renaissance handwriting style, combining beauty, legibility, and speed...more...

In Rhetoric and Power, Nathan Crick dramatizes the history of rhetoric by explaining its origin and development in classical Greece beginning the oral displays of Homeric eloquence in a time of kings, following its ascent to power during the age of Pericles and the Sophists, and ending with its transformation into a rational discipline with Aristotle in a time of literacy and empire. Crick advances the thesis that rhetoric is primarily a medium and artistry of power, but that the relationship...more...

Coopman and Lull's PUBLIC SPEAKING: THE EVOLVING ART, 4th Edition, combines time-tested techniques with innovative variations on the well-respected traditions of public speaking instruction to equip you with the skills you need to become a confident, competent, and ethical public speaker. It illustrates the evolution of public speaking as an art form -- from Greek and Roman traditions to the most contemporary forms of public address, including the use of presentation media. Packed with examples...more...

Improve Your Reading, fifth edition, is not a gimmicky speed-reading method. This book presents a practical way to increase what you learn from texts, notes, and additional resources. The core belief is that it doesn't matter how much or how fast you read but how much you understand and remember what you are reading. This new and updated version provides fundamentals of reading across disciplines (literary classics and math textbooks) as well as styles (science journals and class notes.)...more...

The Grammar Crammer is a concise, sensible grammar handbook that explains lucidly how to remember correct word forms and sentence structures. Useful as a reference tool for high school and beyond, it packs an entire grammar encyclopedia into just over a hundred pages....more...

* The language syllabus follows the communicative abilities of the students * Suitable for use with any course * Teacher's notes show you how to play each game * Photocopiable rules sheets guide the students...more...

A clear and up-to-date introduction to linguistics. This best-selling textbook addresses the full scope of language, from the traditional subjects of structural linguistics (relating to sound, form, meaning and language change) to the more specialised subjects of contextual linguistics (including discourse, dialect variation, language and culture, and the politics of language). There are also separate chapters on language and the brain, computational linguistics, writing, and first and second...more...

This step-by-step guide to creating and analyzing linguistic corpora discusses the role that corpus linguistics plays in linguistic theory. It demonstrates that corpora have proven to be very useful resources for linguists who believe that their theories and descriptions of English should be based on real rather than contrived data. The author shows how to collect and computerize data for inclusion in a corpus and how to annotate and conduct a linguistic analysis once the corpus has been...more...

This very popular pronunciation practice book is for intermediate and more advanced students of English who wish to improve their pronunciation and listening comprehension. The material can be used in class or by learners studying individually, using the Audio recordings. The practice material is illustrated by amusing cartoons throughout the book....more...

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