The History of English Spelling


Author: Christopher Upward,George Davidson
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1444342975
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 224
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The History of English Spelling reveals the history of Modern English spelling, tracing its origins and development from Old English up to the present day. Includes a wealth of information and data on English spelling not available anywhere else Features a complementary website with additional material at www.historyofenglishspelling.info Includes detailed coverage of the contributions from French, Latin, Greek - and the many other languages - to our current orthography Serves as a companion volume to Geoffrey Hughes's A History of English Words in the same series

Words You Should Know How to Spell

An A to Z Guide to Perfect Spelling
Author: David Hatcher,Jane Mallison
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1440507333
Category: Reference
Page: 256
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Ceilling. Beleive. Scissers. Do you have trouble spelling everyday words? Is your spell check on overdrive? Well, this easy-to-use dictionary is just what you need! Organized with speed and convenience in mind, it gives you instant access to the correct spellings of more than 12,500 words. Also provided are quick tips and memory tricks, like: Help yourself get the spelling of their right by thinking of the phrase ?their heirlooms.? Most words ending in a ?seed? sound are spelled ?-cede? or ?-ceed,? but one word ends in ?-sede.? You could say the rule for spelling this word supersedes the other rules. No matter what you’re working on, you can be confident that your good writing won’t be marred by bad spelling. This book takes away the guesswork and helps you make a good impression!

Extraordinary Book Of Names

For A Gygaxian Fantasy World : The Essential Tool For Name Creations
Author: Malcolm Bowers,Gary Gygax,Matt (ART) Milberger
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781931275569
Category: Games
Page: 206
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The ultimate book of names! With over 100,000 names, name generators, and more, this sourcebook is a must-have for any game designer or writer. A veritable host of nationalities and cultures are covered from Indian, Korean, and Mongol to Aztec and Mayan. From Medieval English to Spanish, from the fantastic to the mundane, from Italian, Jewish, Polynesian, and more, this extraordinary collection covers it all. Furthermore, a whole chapter is dedicated to place names and another to epithets. For the d20 enthusiast, a new core class, the Onomancer, comes to life with new rules on the magic of names and the naming conventions used by your world's powerful magi.

The Mafia and His Angel Part 3


Author: Lylah James
Publisher: Limitless Publishing, LLC
ISBN: 9781640349964
Category:
Page: 452
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Ayla My wings were ready to fly, but he clipped them. Feather by feather, until I had nothing left. Then my savior came. He waged a bloodbath to find me. He loves me. He wants his Angel to be free. But how can I fly again when my wings are broken? Alessio This war isn

Buyology

Truth and Lies About Why We Buy
Author: Martin Lindstrom
Publisher: Crown Business
ISBN: 9780385528290
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 256
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How much do we know about why we buy? What truly influences our decisions in today’s message-cluttered world? An eye-grabbing advertisement, a catchy slogan, an infectious jingle? Or do our buying decisions take place below the surface, so deep within our subconscious minds, we’re barely aware of them? In BUYOLOGY, Lindstrom presents the astonishing findings from his groundbreaking, three-year, seven-million-dollar neuromarketing study, a cutting-edge experiment that peered inside the brains of 2,000 volunteers from all around the world as they encountered various ads, logos, commercials, brands, and products. His startling results shatter much of what we have long believed about what seduces our interest and drives us to buy. Among the questions he explores: Does sex actually sell? To what extent do people in skimpy clothing and suggestive poses persuade us to buy products? Despite government bans, does subliminal advertising still surround us – from bars to highway billboards to supermarket shelves? Can “Cool” brands, like iPods, trigger our mating instincts? Can other senses – smell, touch, and sound - be so powerful as to physically arouse us when we see a product? Do companies copy from the world of religion and create rituals – like drinking a Corona with a lime – to capture our hard-earned dollars? Filled with entertaining inside stories about how we respond to such well-known brands as Marlboro, Nokia, Calvin Klein, Ford, and American Idol, BUYOLOGY is a fascinating and shocking journey into the mind of today’s consumer that will captivate anyone who’s been seduced – or turned off – by marketers’ relentless attempts to win our loyalty, our money, and our minds.

Katachi ? Symmetry


Author: Tohru Ogawa,Koryo Miura,Takashi Masunari,Denes Nagy
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 4431684077
Category: Science
Page: 417
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In Japanese culture the concept of katachi has special significance, connoting relationships and connectedness. Although katachi cannot be translated precisely, it corresponds most closely to "form," "shape," "pattern," or "Gestalt". The contemporary study of katachi is interdisciplinary and encompasses virtually all scientific and aesthetic endeavors. Katachi research seeks to bridge the gap between cultures - whether the "two cultures" of C.P. Snow or the contrasting cultures of East and West. To help achieve this aim and to foster international cooperation, the interdisciplinary symposium titled "Katachi "U" Symmetry" was convened in Tsukuba, Japan, November 21 - 25, 1994. With many participants from differing backgrounds and cultural perspectives, the symposium was the culmination of 15 years of work in the field. Like-minded researchers and philosophers came together from two movements in interdisciplinary studies of katachi and symmetry that arose in the 1980s, one in Japan, the other in Hungary. The proceedings of the symposium will stimulate and provoke the interest of scientists and mathematicians, engineers and architects, philosophers and semioticians - indeed, all those with a lively sense of curiosity and a wide-ranging intellect.

Writer's Digest Flip Dictionary


Author: Barbara Kipfer
Publisher: Writers Digest Books
ISBN: N.A
Category: Reference
Page: 693
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Provides terms for common phrases, concepts, and definitions, and includes related terms and synonyms.

Dracula in Visual Media

Film, Television, Comic Book and Electronic Game Appearances, 1921–2010
Author: John Edgar Browning,Caroline Joan (Kay) Picart
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 0786462019
Category: Social Science
Page: 312
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This is a comprehensive sourcebook on the world’s most famous vampire, with more than 700 citations of domestic and international Dracula films, television programs, documentaries, adult features, animated works, and video games, as well as nearly a thousand comic books and stage adaptations. While they vary in length, significance, quality, genre, moral character, country, and format, each of the cited works adopts some form of Bram Stoker’s original creation, and Dracula himself, or a recognizable vampiric semblance of Dracula, appears in each. The book includes contributions from Dacre Stoker, David J. Skal, Laura Helen Marks, Dodd Alley, Mitch Frye, Ian Holt, Robert Eighteen-Bisang, and J. Gordon Melton.

Nationalisms of Japan

Managing and Mystifying Identity
Author: Brian J. McVeigh
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 9780742524552
Category: History
Page: 333
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In this fresh and original analysis, Brian J. McVeigh argues persuasively that far from being unique, Japanese nationalism becomes demystified once 'management' and 'mysticism' the same processes and practices that operate in other national states are taken into account. Stripping away Orientalist-inspired misconceptions, the author stresses the variety and relative intensity of nationalisms, ranging from economic, ethnic, and educational to cultural, gendered, and religious. Highlighting the legacy of 'renovationism, ' pluralism, and of identity among Japanese, this book will be an invaluable corrective to recent works that glibly proclaim the emergence of 'globalization, ' 'internationalization, ' and 'convergence.' Visit our website for sample chapters!"

Religious System of China


Author: J J M deGroot
Publisher: Literary Licensing, LLC
ISBN: 9781498096102
Category:
Page: 482
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This Is A New Release Of The Original 1892 Edition.

A Sniper's Devotion


Author: Christa Tomlinson
Publisher: Christa Tomlinson
ISBN: N.A
Category: Fiction
Page: 236
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bachelor. But when he opens up his small apartment to a friend in need, their close quarters awaken long suppressed desires Hector can’t help but acknowledge. Miguel Delgado’s unfortunate detour down a road he never intended to travel ends in a big wake up call, but he vows to get himself back on track. Though he’s always looked up to Hector, Miguel isn’t a kid with hero-worship anymore, and his schoolyard protector has matured into a strong and caring man – who happens to look damn sexy in his SWAT uniform. Though their physical attraction to each other is undeniable, Hector and Miguel try hard to resist and protect their friendship. Until one night changes everything… A Sniper’s Devotion is a loving and sexy, friends to lovers m/m romance. Hector and Miguel’s story is part of the Cuffs, Collars and Love series, but it is a stand-alone novel. If you love romance that is epic, emotional and erotic, you’ll want to give this series a read! Approximated word length 77,000

The Complete Rhyming Dictionary


Author: Clement Wood,Ronald J. Bogus
Publisher: Perfection Learning
ISBN: 9780780765573
Category: Reference
Page: 705
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This authoritative, comprehensive handbook contains virtually all the rhyming words possible in the English language and is a must for anyoe who works with words. Updated to meet the needs of today's wordsmiths, this reference work is easy to use.

The Rebuilding Year


Author: Kaje Harper
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781976595134
Category:
Page: 254
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Losing nearly everything leaves room in their lives to rebuild. A few excruciating minutes pinned under a burning beam cost Ryan Ward his job as a firefighter, the easy camaraderie of his coworkers, his current girlfriend, and damn near cost him his left leg. Giving up, though, wasn't an option. He fought and won the battle back to health, over a painful year. Now, choosing a new profession, going back to school, and renting a room from the college groundskeeper should be simple. Until he realizes he's falling in love with his housemate, and things take a turn for the complicated. John Barrett knows about loss. After moving twice to stay in touch with his kids, he could only watch as his ex-wife whisked them away to California. Offering Ryan a room seems better than rattling around his empty house alone. But as casual friendship moves to something more, and emotions heat up, the big old house feels like tight quarters. It's nothing they can't learn to navigate, until life adds in unhappy teen kids, difficult family members, and mysterious deaths on campus. Rebuilding will be far from easy, even for two guys willing to open their minds, and hearts.

Partners-Book Two


Author: Melissa Good
Publisher: Silver Dragon Books by RCE
ISBN: 9781619291904
Category:
Page: 378
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After a massive volcanic eruption puts earth into nuclear winter, the planet is cloaked in clouds and no sun penetrates. Seas cover most of the land areas except high elevations which exist as islands where the remaining humans have learned to make do with much less. People survive on what they can take from the sea and with foodstuffs supplemented from an orbiting set of space stations. Jess Drake is an agent for Interforce, a small and exclusive special forces organization that still possesses access to technology. Her job is to protect and serve the citizens of the American continent who are in conflict with those left on the European continent. The struggle for resources is brutal, and when a rogue agent nearly destroys everything, Interforce decides to trust no one. They send Jess a biologically-created agent who has been artificially devised and given knowledge using specialized brain programming techniques. Instead of the mindless automaton one might expect, Biological Alternative NM-Dev-1 proves to be human and attractive. Against all odds, Jess and the new agent are swept into a relationship neither expected. Can they survive in these strange circumstances? And will they even be able to stay alive in this bleak new world? Read this exciting conclusion.

Creating Creation

Readings of Pasternak's Doktor Živago
Author: Susanna Witt
Publisher: Almqvist & Wiksell International
ISBN: 9789122019053
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 157
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