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That Doesn't Mean What You Think It Means: The 150 Most Commonly Misused Words and Their Tangled Histories

Kathryn Petras · Ten Speed Press
Pages: 208
Format: Hardcover

An entertaining and informative guide to the most common 150 words even smart people use incorrectly, along with pithy forays into their fascinating etymologies and tangled histories of use and misuse. Even the most erudite among us use words like apocryphal, facetious, ironic, meteorite,...
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1,000 Books to Read Before You Die: A Life-Changing List

JAMES MUSTICH · Workman Publishing Company
Pages: 960
Format: Hardcover

The ultimate book for book lovers: the 1,000 must-read books across genres and eras, each accompanied by a thought-provoking short essay on why the book is so essential.
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Teach Your Baby to Sign: An Illustrated Guide to Simple Sign Language for Babies

Monica Beyer · Crestline Books
Pages: 176
Format: Spiral-bound

Teach Your Baby to Sign is filled with full color photos and 200 of the most useful signs. Communicating with infants has never been easier! Every parent knows how frustrated babies become when they can't properly express themselves. Now, before they're able to speak, they can tell...
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The Joy of Syntax: A Simple Guide to All the Grammar You Know You Should Know

June Casagrande · Ten Speed Press
Pages: 272
Format: Paperback

Language columnist June Casagrande presents a fun and breezy guide to everything a grown-up interested in grammar needs to know.When it comes to grammar, it seems like everyone--even die-hard word nerds--feel they "missed something" in school. The Joy of Syntax picks up where...
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Popular Mechanics How to Fix Anything: Essential Home Repairs Anyone Can Do

Pages: 192
Format: Hardcover

For any home repair, big or small, homeowners can turn to this practical and portable reference. Got a squeaky floor or a rattling door? Is your grout a color you don't recognize anymore? From quick fixes like linking broken chains and patching drywall to more involved projects like...
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Spy Secrets That Can Save Your Life: A Former CIA Officer Reveals Safety and Survival Techniques to Keep You and Your Family Protected

Jason Hanson · TarcherPerigee
Pages: 254
Format: Paperback

The New York Times bestseller that reveals the safety, security, and survival techniques that 99% of Americans don't know - but shouldWhen Jason Hanson joined the CIA in 2003, he never imagined that the same tactics he used as a CIA officer for counter intelligence, surveillance, and protecting...
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The Business of Being a Writer

Jane Friedman · University of Chicago Press
Pages: 368
Format: Hardcover

Writers talk about their work in many ways: as an art, as a calling, as a lifestyle. Too often missing from these conversations is the fact that writing is also a business. The reality is, those who want to make a full- or part-time job out of writing are going to have a more positive and productive...
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The Mythology Book: Big Ideas Simply Explained

Dorling Kindersley Publishing Staff · DK
Pages: 352
Format: Hardcover

Eighty of the world's greatest myths and characters, from the gods of Greek mythology to the Norse heroes, retold and explained with engaging text and bold graphics.From early creation stories to classical hero narratives and the recurring theme of the afterlife, experience each myth...
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