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TOEFL Pocket Vocabulary: 600 Words 420 Idioms Practice Questions

Kaplan Test Prep · Kaplan Publishing
Pages: 174
Format: Paperback

Kaplan's TOEFL Pocket Vocabulary provides clear definitions and practice exercises to help you master the vocabulary words and idioms you'll need to know in a North American university setting. This focused, portable guide will help you learn essential English comprehension, speaking,...
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Thinking Inside the Box: Adventures with Crosswords and the Puzzling People Who Can't Live Without Them

Raphel, Adrienne · PENGUIN PR

A delightful, erudite, and immersive exploration of the crossword puzzle and its fascinating history from a brilliant young writer

The crossword is a feature of the modern world, inspiring daily devotion and obsession from not just everyday citizens looking to pass the time but icons...

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The Immortal Peaches: A Story in Simplified Chinese and Pinyin, 600 Word Vocabulary

Mr. Jeff Pepper · CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
Pages: 118
Format: Paperback

Sun Wukong, the Handsome Monkey King, is one of most famous characters in Chinese literature and culture. His legendary bravery, his foolish mistakes, his sharp-tongued commentary and his yearning for immortality and spiritual knowledge have inspired hundreds of books, television shows,...
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You Look Like a Thing and I Love You: How Artificial Intelligence Works and Why It's Making the World a Weirder Place

Janelle Shane · Voracious
Pages: 224
Format: Hardcover

AI is everywhere. It powers the autocorrect function of your iPhone, helps Google Translate understand the complexity of language, and interprets your behavior to decide which of your friends' Facebook posts you most want to see. In the coming years, it'll perform medical diagnoses and drive...
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Translators on Translating: Inside the Invisible Art

Andrew Wilson

This new anthology is a comprehensive, exuberant, wonderfully readable insider's look at the life and art of translation, "a largely solitary activity as well as an invisible one." Andrew Wilson has gathered stories from more than 50 of the best translators at work today,...
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Lonely Planet Fast Talk Latin American Spanish

Lonely Planet · Lonely Planet
Pages: 96
Format: Paperback

Lonely Planet: The world's leading travel guide publisherAlthough it is possible to get by in major Latin American cities without speaking Spanish, just a few phrases go a long way in making friends, inviting service with a smile, and ensuring a rich and rewarding travel experience...
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Practice Makes Perfect: English Conversation, Premium Third Edition

Jean Yates · McGraw-Hill Education
Pages: 192
Format: Paperback

Gain the skills needed to converse in English with confidence!Conversing comfortably in a new language can seem like a daunting task. This accessible guide will help you build the skills to communicate in English with confidence. The book is packed with crystal-clear explanations, numerous...
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Korean Slanguage: A Fun Visual Guide to Korean Terms and Phrases

Mike Ellis · Gibbs Smith
Pages: 96
Format: Paperback

The newest volume in Mike Ellis's best-selling Slanguage series will help you learn the basics of the Korean language. Just in time for the 2018 Olympics, Korean Slanguage provides translations and pronunciation guides for approximately 300 English words and phrases. Just use the pronunciation...
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Japanese for Travelers Phrasebook & Dictionary: Useful Phrases Travel Tips Etiquette Manga

SCOTT RUTHERFORD · Tuttle Publishing
Pages: 192
Format: Paperback

This travel-sized 4 x 7 inch book is a combination Japanese phrasebook, Japanese travel guide and Japanese etiquette guide.Packed with expressions and information for every travel situation, Japanese for Travelers Phrasebook & Dictionary helps you to get around and communicate more...
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The Excellence of the Arabs

?Abd Alla?h ibn Muslim Ibn Qutaybah · NYU Press
Pages: 304
Format: Hardcover

The Excellence of the Arabs is a spirited defense of Arab identity - its merits, values, and origins - at a time of political unrest and fragmentation, written by one of the most important scholars of the early Abbasid era.
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