Archive for January 27th, 2009

Check Your Vocabulary for Law

This workbook provides material to learn English with law vocabulary. Tests vocabulary with crosswords, word games and puzzles. Self-study exercises and practical speaking activities for classroom use. Based strictly on a single dictionary, eliminating problems of source. The format of the workbook is clear and easy to use, comes complete with full instructions and combines both self-study and classroom exercises.

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25 Ways to Win with People: How to Make Others Feel Like a Million Bucks [ABRIDGED] [AUDIOBOOK]

A slim companion to Maxwell's bestselling Winning with People, this volume aims to teach readers skills that will help them improve their interpersonal relationships. Using a tag-team approach, with Parrott kicking off each topic and Maxwell butting in for a Mentoring Moment every few pages, the authors offer up familiar nuggets of advice such as Pass the Credit on to Others, Listen with Your Heart and Point Out People's Strengths. While the book supposedly offers specific skills that can be mastered in a matter of days, workable suggestions are unfortunately lost in the avalanche of fawning praise that Parrott heaps upon Maxwell. Most chapters include notes such as, I've watched John for years... Everything he does, he does with excellence. Statements such as this serve no purpose and turn a potentially viable advice book into an outlet for praise and platitudes.

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That’s Not in My American History Book

Most people don't know that: Benjamin Franklin almost killed himself trying to electrocute a turkey; the Wright brothers were not the first to fly an airplane; there was a 14th state that the original 13 wouldn't let join the Union; and that Benedict Arnold helped save the American Revolution. All this and more is revealed in That's Not in My American History Book. For generations, history classes have reduced the rich, often surprising, facts of the American story into a dry litany of dates, names, and places. Now, That's Not in My American History Book fills in the gaps, supplying the messy details, reclaiming the overlooked heroes, and correcting the facts you thought you knew. That's Not in My American History Book collects an illuminating treasury of stories edited out of your textbooks. It explains why the Fourth of July isn't really our Independence Day. It dispels the myth of Paul Revere's midnight ride. It reveals 19th century political mudslinging that labeled Andrew Jackson a murderer and his wife a convicted adulteress. It even unveils the only Vice President ever to compose a #1 pop hit. With insight, irreverence, and no small amount of wit, That's Not in My American History Book uncovers our unknown past.

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What Is Cognitive Science?

In this richly detailed analysis, Barbara Von Eckardt lays the foundations for understanding what it means to be a cognitive scientist. She characterizes the basic assumptions that define the cognitive science approach and systematically sorts out a host of recent and the controversies surrounding them. Von Eckardt takes issue with those who argue that there is no agreed-upon research paradigm and agreed-upon set of assumptions or methods in cognitive science, and with those who believe that the field should not be so committed. She argues that there is indeed a framework of shared commitments that includes basic questions guiding research, substantive assumptions constraining how those questions are to be answered, and methodological assumptions about how to find those answers.

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Memory Systems 1994

Assembled by the prominent psychologists Daniel Schacter and Endel Tulving, the contributions in Memory Systems 1994 focus on the nature and number of memory systems in humans and animals. Together they present ideas from cognitive psychology, neuropsychology, and neuroscience in a review of intriguing experimental outcomes at the cutting edge of this domain, grappling, often passionately, with the behavioral and neuroanatomical composition of memory systems and subsystems. Chapters are revised versions of contributions that appeared in a special issue of the Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience. This book includes an integrated discussion of and cross-commentary on the earlier contributions.

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Goal-Driven Learning

In cognitive science, artificial intelligence, psychology, and education, a growing body of research supports the view that the learning process is strongly influenced by the learner's goals. The fundamental tenet of goal-driven learning is that learning is largely an active and strategic process in which the learner, human or machine, attempts to identify and satisfy its information needs in the context of its tasks and goals, its prior knowledge, its capabilities, and environmental opportunities for learning. This book brings together a diversity of research on goal-driven learning to establish a broad, interdisciplinary framework that describes the goal-driven learning process. It collects and solidifies existing results on this important issue in machine and human learning and presents a theoretical framework for future investigations.

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Words That Work - It’s Not What You Say, It’s What People Hear [ABRIDGED] [AUDIOBOOK]

The nation's premier communications expert shares his wisdom on how the words we choose can change the course of business, of politics, and of life in this country. In Words That Work, Luntz offers a behind-the-scenes look at how the tactical use of words and phrases affects what we buy, who we vote for, and even what we believe in.

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Outline of American Literature

The concise guide to the American Literature. Contents: EARLY AMERICAN AND COLONIAL PERIOD TO 1776 DEMOCRATIC ORIGINS AND REVOLUTIONARY WRITERS, 1776-1820 THE ROMANTIC PERIOD, 1820-1860: ESSAYISTS AND POETS THE ROMANTIC PERIOD, 1820-1860: FICTION THE RISE OF REALISM: 1860-1914 MODERNISM AND EXPERIMENTATION: 1914-1945 AMERICAN POETRY, 1945ndash;1990: THE ANTI-TRADITION AMERICAN PROSE, 1945ndash;1990: REALISM AND EXPERIMENTATION CONTEMPORARY AMERICAN POETRY CONTEMPORARY AMERICAN LITERATURE

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Английский язык: Тренировочные тесты для подготовки к единому государственному экзамену

В учебное пособие включены задания, позволяющие подготовиться к единому государственному экзамену в области чтения и письма. Помимо тренировочных упражнений предлагается целый ряд заданий, позволяющих потренироваться в использовании наиболее сложных лексико-грамматических единиц английского языка. Для школьников и абитуриентов.

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