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Lonely Planet Fast Talk French

Lonely Planet - Lonely Planet
Format: Paperback

Lonely Planet: The world's leading travel guide publisher Many visitors to France get around without speaking a word of French, but just a few phrases go a long way in making friends, inviting service with a smile, and ensuring a rich and rewarding travel experience - you could discover...
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Unbinding The Pillow Book: The Many Lives of a Japanese Classic

Gergana Ivanova - Columbia University Press
Format: Hardcover

An eleventh-century classic, The Pillow Book of Sei Shnagon is frequently paired with The Tale of Genji as one of the most important works in the Japanese canon. Yet it has also been marginalized within Japanese literature for reasons including the gender of its author, the work's complex...
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The Story of Hebrew

Lewis Glinert - Princeton University Press
Format: Hardcover

This book explores the extraordinary hold that Hebrew has had on Jews and Christians, who have invested it with a symbolic power far beyond that of any other language in history. Preserved by the Jews across two millennia, Hebrew endured long after it ceased to be a mother tongue, resulting...
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Storyville!: An Illustrated Guide to Writing Ficiton

DuFresne, John - W W NORTON & CO

Whether you are daunted by a blinking cursor or frustrated trying to get the people in your head onto the page, writing stories can be intimidating. It takes passion, tenacity, patience, and a knowledge of--and faith in--the often-digressive writing process. A do-it-yourself manual for the apprentice...
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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
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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Student Voice: 100 Argument Essays by Teens on Issues That Matter to Them

Katherine Schulten

Finally, mentor texts written by teenagers, to help your students craft convincing arguments.In this new collection of 100 essays curated by The New York Times, students will find mentor texts written by their peers -- 13-to-18-year-olds -- on a wide range of topics, including social media,...
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Dancing On Ropes

Anna Aslanyan - IPS - Profile Books
Format: Hardcover

Entertaining and surprising look at world history events to reveal the consequences of decisions taken by translators.
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Don't Believe a Word: The Surprising Truth About Language

David Shariatmadari - W. W. Norton & Company
Format: Hardcover

An entertaining and highly informed guide to what languages are and how they function.Everyone likes to think they know a bit about language: There are some words that you simply can't translate into English. The origin of a word tells you how it should be used. A dialect is inferior...
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Borderline: Frontiers of Peace

Valerio Vincenzo - Lannoo Publishers
Format: Hardcover

A tremendous travel project by internationally renowned photographer Valerio VincenzoEvery border in Europe, outer and inner, has been captured in a photo Borders within Europe are far from absolute. They have been blurring steadily ever since the Schengen agreements of 1985. Twenty-six...
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First Little Readers: Guided Reading Levels I & J

Liza Charlesworth
Format: Product Bundle

Motivate your growing reader with these entertaining 16-page tales correlated with guided reading levels I &J! Inside this sturdy storage box, you'll find 16 original titles plus a tip-filled parent guide. Each book features a just-right tale with strong picture cues and three to six lines...
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