The American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language

Author: American Heritage Dictionary

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin

ISBN: 9780547041018

Category: Reference

Page: 2084

View: 5455


This fifth edition has entries for over 10,000 new words and terms, offers the latest research on word origins and meanings, and provides guidelines on accurate usage.

The American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language

Author: Editors Of The American Heritage Dictionaries

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780618701735

Category: Reference

Page: 2074

View: 3802


Contains entries for over 10,000 new words reflecting the explosion of computer and Internet technology as well as changes in popular culture and slang.

The American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition

Author: American Heritage Dictionary

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin

ISBN: 9781328841698

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 2112

View: 9992


A major revision of the Fifth Edition of The American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, the premier resource about words for people who seek to know more and find fresh perspectives. This new printing, which marks the 50th anniversary of the publication of the original American Heritage Dictionary, presents the most up-to-date research about the words in our language in an accessible and elegant design, featuring thousands of revisions, including more than 150 new words and senses. This is the fiftieth anniversary printing of The American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language. This beloved dictionary has become the premier resource for anyone who wants to know precisely what words mean, where they come from, and how to use them effectively. It is renowned for presenting accurate and comprehensible definitions, etymologies based on the latest research, and authoritative usage guidance from the celebrated American Heritage Usage Panel. The fifth edition of the dictionary, published in 2011, included 10,000 new words and senses, as well as 4,000 new full-color images. This comprehensive update continues the tradition of exhaustive research and thorough review. Thousands of revisions to definitions and etymologies, 150 new words and senses, and new usage advice make this updated printing the most current print dictionary of its size available today. The American Heritage Dictionary combines clear, precise definitions with useful features that make it easier to choose your words and express yourself clearly. Your words really do define you. Make the most of them with the guidance of this respected work of reference.

The American Heritage Dictionary of Indo-European Roots

Author: Calvert Watkins

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780618082506

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 149

View: 6853


Discusses the nature, origins, and development of language and lists the meanings and associated word for more than thirteen thousand Indo-European root words.

The American Heritage College Writer's Dictionary

Author: American Heritage Dictionary

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780547857855

Category: Reference

Page: 1093

View: 6356


Presents a dictionary for college and advanced high school students which in addition to word definitions also includes a punctuation and style guide, notes on word origins, and a gazetteer of countries, states, and capitals.

The American Heritage Dictionary, Fifth Edition

Office Edition

Author: Paul Hellweg

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780547624846

Category: Reference

Page: 960

View: 4647


Based on the authoritative American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition, the Office Edition has been completely updated; every single entry has been reviewed and revised as necessary. Its thousands of new words and senses, such as antiquark, earbud, and the verb sense of friend, reflect recent developments in the sciences, technology, and popular culture. Hundreds of photographs and drawings enhance the text, and several tables such as the periodic table of the elements and a table of units of measurement provide helpful data in a useful visual format. Forming the heart of the dictionary, however, are its more than 70,000 entry words, whose clear, straightforward definitions--supplemented by pronunciations, inflections of irregular verbs and plural nouns, and selected etymologies--make the Office Edition of the American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition, an essential reference for the office, school, or home.

Mein Kampf

Author: Adolf Hitler

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781911417682


Page: N.A

View: 8626


Als glUckliche Bestimmung gilt es mir heute, da das Schicksal mir zum Geburtsort gerade Braunau am Inn zuwies. Liegt doch dieses StAdtchen an der Grenze jener zwei deutschen Staaten, deren Wiedervereinigung mindestens uns JUngeren als eine mit allen Mitteln durchzufUhrende Lebensaufgabe erscheint! DeutschOsterreich mu wieder zurUck zum groen deutschen Mutterlande, und zwar nicht aus GrUnden irgendwelcher wirtschaftlichen ErwAgungen heraus. Nein, nein: Auch wenn diese Vereinigung, wirtschaftlich gedacht, gleichgUltig, ja selbst wenn sie schAdlich wAre, sie mUte dennoch stattfinden. Gleiches Blut gehOrt in ein gemeinsames Reich. Das deutsche Volk besitzt solange kein moralisches Recht zu kolonialpolitischer TAtigkeit, solange es nicht einmal seine eigenen SOhne in einem gemeinsamen Staat zu fassen vermag. Erst wenn des Reiches Grenze auch den letzten Deutschen umschliet, ohne mehr die Sicherheit seiner ErnAhrung bieten zu kOnnen, ersteht aus der Not des eigenen Volkes das moralische Recht zur Erwerbung fremden Grund und Bodens. Der Pflug ist dann das Schwert, und aus den TrAnen des Krieges erwAchst fUr die Nach welt das tAgliche Brot. So scheint mir dieses kleine GrenzstAdtchen das Symbol einer groen Aufgabe zu sein.

Creative Power of the Tongue

Creating New Possibilities

Author: Dr. Samuel A. Appiah

Publisher: WestBow Press

ISBN: 1449790399

Category: Religion

Page: 124

View: 6543


The Creative Power of the Tongue is like taking a journey and picking up things in life that were lost during the growth process. It has much truth in it, as well as life-changing revelations that causes one to see and live by the understanding and applying of these gems. This book has insight into growing up and taking full responsibility over one’s thoughts, words, behavior, and associations. I believe that many who pick up this book will be truly blessed and impacted as they apply these truths to their lives. It can profoundly help self-evaluate and correct what is missing in your life. It reveals that ideas are meant to live and innovation is the vehicle that sets the stage for ideas to manifest in one’s life.

Die Amerikanische Sprache

Das Englisch der Vereinigten Staaten

Author: H. L. Mencken,Heinrich Spies

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 3663161374

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 180

View: 7851


Dieser Buchtitel ist Teil des Digitalisierungsprojekts Springer Book Archives mit Publikationen, die seit den Anfängen des Verlags von 1842 erschienen sind. Der Verlag stellt mit diesem Archiv Quellen für die historische wie auch die disziplingeschichtliche Forschung zur Verfügung, die jeweils im historischen Kontext betrachtet werden müssen. Dieser Titel erschien in der Zeit vor 1945 und wird daher in seiner zeittypischen politisch-ideologischen Ausrichtung vom Verlag nicht beworben.

The Architects Guide to Writing

For Design and Construction Professionals

Author: Bill Schmalz,The Images Publishing Group

Publisher: Images Publishing

ISBN: 1864705728

Category: Architecture

Page: 160

View: 2138


There are a lot of good books available to help people write better. They include dictionaries, usage guides, and various types of writers’ manuals – and professional writers ought to have many of those books on their bookshelves. But most architects and other design and construction professionals are not professional writers. Instead, they are people who spend a large part of their professional lives writing. That’s a big difference, and that’s where this book will help. The Architect’s Guide to Writing has been written not by an English major, but by Bill Schmalz, an architect who knows the kinds of documents his fellow professionals routinely have to write, and understands the kinds of technical mistakes they often make in their writing. This book is designed to meet the specific needs of design and construction professionals. It’s not going to waste their time with the things that most educated professionals know, but it will help them with the things they don’t know or are unsure of. It’s not a Chicago Manual-sized encyclopaedic reference that includes everything any writer would ever need to know, because architects don’t need to know everything. But what they do need to know – and what they use every day in their professional lives – has been assembled in this book.

Your Money or Your Life

9 Steps to Transforming Your Relationship with Money and Achieving Financial Independence: Fully Revised and Updated for 2018

Author: Vicki Robin,Joe Dominguez

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101539705

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 368

View: 6441


Brand new for 2018: A fully revised edition of one of the most influential books ever written on personal finance with more than a million copies sold “The best book on money. Period.” –Grant Sabatier, founder of “Millennial Money,” on CNBC Make It "This is a wonderful book. It can really change your life." -Oprah For more than twenty-five years, Your Money or Your Life has been considered the go-to book for taking back your life by changing your relationship with money. Hundreds of thousands of people have followed this nine-step program, learning to live more deliberately and meaningfully with Vicki Robin’s guidance. This fully revised and updated edition with a foreword by "the Frugal Guru" (New Yorker) Mr. Money Mustache is the ultimate makeover of this bestselling classic, ensuring that its time-tested wisdom applies to people of all ages and covers modern topics like investing in index funds, managing revenue streams like side hustles and freelancing, tracking your finances online, and having difficult conversations about money. Whether you’re just beginning your financial life or heading towards retirement, this book will show you how to: • Get out of debt and develop savings • Save money through mindfulness and good habits, rather than strict budgeting • Declutter your life and live well for less • Invest your savings and begin creating wealth • Save the planet while saving money • …and so much more! "The seminal guide to the new morality of personal money management." -Los Angeles Times

Intellectual Disability

Criminal and Civil Forensic Issues

Author: Michael Chafetz

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199998132

Category: Psychology

Page: 224

View: 2371


Courts recognize that those who are involved in medico-legal proceedings have a stake in the outcome of their psychological assessment, regardless of whether they are high- or low-functioning individuals. Accounting for the validity of the evaluation in low-functioning examinees is frequently made more difficult by impairment; when evaluating testimony from people with intellectual disability (ID), neuropsychologists and psychologists must acknowledge the differences between the medico-legal evaluation and the clinical evaluation. This book provides helpful guidelines for assessing validity in low-functioning claimants. It charts recent advances in psychological and neuropsychological assessment pertaining to civil and criminal proceedings while examining issues such as validity and motivation, assessments of disability, criminal and civil capacities, capital cases, Miranda waiver cases, and others. In disability cases, the Social Security Administration has had a long-standing policy that prevents neuropsychologists and psychologists from using validity instruments--yet, using this book, an accurate and valid assessment can still be obtained. Evaluators who perform assessments in capital cases will find up-to-date discussions of the Flynn Effect, measurement of intellectual functioning, problems associated with the assessment of adaptive functioning, and the challenge of validity assessment. Miranda waiver evaluations for those with low IQ are discussed concerning issues of capacity measurement, including reading and language analysis for the Miranda advisement in the particular jurisdiction in question. Testamentary capacity is discussed at length, showing how understanding of the legal standard is helpful in guiding the examination. Competency to stand trial, or adjudicative competence, is the main topic in the area of criminal competencies, with exploration of the Dusky standard and the various tests used to evaluate this competence, focusing on individuals with ID.

The Sense of Style

The Thinking Person's Guide to Writing in the 21st Century

Author: Steven Pinker

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 069817030X

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 368

View: 4422


“Charming and erudite," from the author of Enlightenment Now, "The wit and insight and clarity he brings . . . is what makes this book such a gem.” — Why is so much writing so bad, and how can we make it better? Is the English language being corrupted by texting and social media? Do the kids today even care about good writing—and why should we care? From the author of The Better Angels of Our Nature and Enlightenment Now. In this entertaining and eminently practical book, the cognitive scientist, dictionary consultant, and New York Times–bestselling author Steven Pinker rethinks the usage guide for the twenty-first century. Using examples of great and gruesome modern prose while avoiding the scolding tone and Spartan tastes of the classic manuals, he shows how the art of writing can be a form of pleasurable mastery and a fascinating intellectual topic in its own right. The Sense of Style is for writers of all kinds, and for readers who are interested in letters and literature and are curious about the ways in which the sciences of mind can illuminate how language works at its best.

100 Words Every 4th Grader Should Know

Author: American Heritage Dictionaries, Editors of the

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 0544306635

Category: Reference

Page: 96

View: 1101


This A-to-Z reference is a fun way for elementary-school kids to improve their vocabulary—and become better readers and writers. With 100 Words Every Fourth Grader Should Know, parents and teachers can present new and challenging words that will prepare kids to excel in their classes and in their reading. From accommodate to zest, each entry includes the word’s pronunciation, clear definitions of its various senses, and one or more short example sentences—along with longer quotations from such literary sources as The Hobbit and Island of the Blue Dolphins showing how the word is used in a broader context.

The American Heritage Dictionary

Author: Houghton Mifflin Company

Publisher: Perfection Learning

ISBN: 9781613835005

Category: Reference

Page: 947

View: 1261


"Derived from the hardcover edition of the American Heritage Dictionary of the English language, fifth edition"--T.p. verso.

Heilige Seelenlust oder geistliche Hirtenlieder

Author: Angelus Silesius

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 3843073678

Category: Poetry

Page: 396

View: 7256


Angelus Silesius: Heilige Seelenlust oder geistliche Hirtenlieder Entstanden: Die ersten vier Teile entstanden vermutlich zwischen 1653 und 1657 und erschienen zuerst unter dem Titel »Geistreiche Trost- und Sinnsprüche«, Breslau (Gottfried Gründer) [1657], der fünfte Teil wurde zuerst in der 2. Auflage des Werks, Breslau [1668], gedruckt. Der Text folgt dieser erweiterten Ausgabe. Neuausgabe mit einer Biographie des Autors. Herausgegeben von Karl-Maria Guth. Berlin 2016, 2. Auflage. Textgrundlage sind die Ausgaben: Angelus Silesius: Sämtliche poetische Werke in drei Bänden. Band 2, Herausgegeben und eingeleitet von Hans Ludwig Held, München: Hanser, 1952. Angelus Silesius: Sämtliche poetische Werke in drei Bänden. Band 3, Herausgegeben und eingeleitet von Hans Ludwig Held, München: Hanser, 1952. Die Paginierung obiger Ausgaben wird in dieser Neuausgabe als Marginalie zeilengenau mitgeführt. Umschlaggestaltung von Thomas Schultz-Overhage unter Verwendung des Bildes: Alonzo Cano, Berühre mich nicht, 1640. Gesetzt aus der Minion Pro, 11 pt. Über den Autor: Johannes Scheffler, genannt Angelus Silesius, wird 1624 in Breslau geboren und evangelisch getauft. Noch im Gymnasium schreibt der 18-jährige erste Gedichte, die auch gedruckt werden. Während des Studiums in Leiden lernt er den Mystiker Abraham von Franckenberg kennen, der ihn in das Werk Jakob Böhmes einführt, auf das Scheffler später seine Erkenntnis der Wahrheit zurückführt. 1652 läßt er sich als Arzt in Breslau nieder, bekennt sich 1653 öffentlich zum Katholizismus und nennt sich fortan - nach einem spanischen Mystiker - Angelus. In einer Vielzahl energisch und zum Teil polemisch formulierter Streitschriften tritt er für die schlesische Gegenreformation ein. Zwei Jahre nachdem er ehrenamtlicher Hofarzt von Kaiser Ferdinand III. und Mitglied der Rosenkranzbruderschaft geworden ist, wird er 1661 zum Priester geweiht und später Hofmarschall des Breslauer Fürstbischofs Sebastian von Rostock. Die letzten Lebensjahre bis zu seinem Tode 1677 lebt er zurückgezogen als Armenarzt im Breslauer Matthiasstift und verschenkt sein gesamtes Vermögen. Seine Lyrik reflektiert die Liebe der Seele zu ihrem Heiland, das tiefe religiöse Empfinden und die mystische Vereinigung. Sie zählt zu den bedeutendsten Werken der Barockliteratur.

Reference and Information Services

An Introduction

Author: Kay Ann Cassell,Uma Hiremath

Publisher: American Library Association

ISBN: 1555708595

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 510

View: 493


Search skills of today bear little resemblance to searches through print publications. Reference service has become much more complex than in the past, and is in a constant state of flux. Learning the skill sets of a worthy reference librarian can be challenging, unending, rewarding, and-- yes, fun.