Moby Duck

Moby Duck
Author: Donovan Hohn
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 416
Release: 2011-03-03
ISBN: 110147596X
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Moby Duck Book Excerpt:

Selected by The New York Times Book Review as a Notable Book of the Year A revelatory tale of science, adventure, and modern myth. When the writer Donovan Hohn heard of the mysterious loss of thousands of bath toys at sea, he figured he would interview a few oceanographers, talk to a few beachcombers, and read up on Arctic science and geography. But questions can be like ocean currents: wade in too far, and they carry you away. Hohn's accidental odyssey pulls him into the secretive world of shipping conglomerates, the daring work of Arctic researchers, the lunatic risks of maverick sailors, and the shadowy world of Chinese toy factories. Moby-Duck is a journey into the heart of the sea and an adventure through science, myth, the global economy, and some of the worst weather imaginable. With each new discovery, Hohn learns of another loose thread, and with each successive chase, he comes closer to understanding where his castaway quarry comes from and where it goes. In the grand tradition of Tony Horwitz and David Quammen, Moby-Duck is a compulsively readable narrative of whimsy and curiosity.

English Grammar Workbook For Dummies with Online Practice

English Grammar Workbook For Dummies  with Online Practice
Author: Geraldine Woods
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2018-04-03
ISBN: 1119455391
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

English Grammar Workbook For Dummies with Online Practice Book Excerpt:

Improve your English grammar You have nothing to lose and everything to gain by using proper English language and grammar. The ability to articulate and communicate effectively is a valuable asset in all aspects of life. From writing a research paper to giving a presentation at work or just holding a casual conversation with friends or family, strong verbal and written skills are necessities in everyday communication. English Grammar Workbook For Dummies is the perfect solution for sharpening the tools in your grammar kit, with lessons and plenty of practice opportunities to help reinforce learning. Whether you need to brush up on the finer points of punctuation, need help making sense of those pesky parts of speech—or anything in between—this approachable guide makes it fast and easy. • Find FREE quizzes for every chapter online • Handle pronouns with grace • Master plurals and possessives • Improve your proofreading skills Everyone benefits from using proper grammar and speech, and now you can too!

Going Places

Going Places
Author: Robert Burgin
Publsiher: ABC-CLIO
Total Pages: 572
Release: 2013-01
ISBN: 1598849727
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Going Places Book Excerpt:

Successfully navigate the rich world of travel narratives and identify fiction and nonfiction read-alikes with this detailed and expertly constructed guide.

Comics through Time A History of Icons Idols and Ideas 4 volumes

Comics through Time  A History of Icons  Idols  and Ideas  4 volumes
Author: M. Keith Booker
Publsiher: ABC-CLIO
Total Pages: 1921
Release: 2014-10-28
ISBN: 0313397511
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Comics through Time A History of Icons Idols and Ideas 4 volumes Book Excerpt:

Focusing especially on American comic books and graphic novels from the 1930s to the present, this massive four-volume work provides a colorful yet authoritative source on the entire history of the comics medium. • Provides historical context within individual entries that allows readers to grasp the significance of that entry as it relates to the broader history and evolution of comics • Includes coverage of international material to frame the subsets of American and British comics within a global context • Presents information that will appeal and be of use to general readers of comics and supply coverage detailed enough to be of significant value to scholars and teachers working in the field of comics

English Grammar Workbook For Dummies

English Grammar Workbook For Dummies
Author: Geraldine Woods
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 314
Release: 2011-03-08
ISBN: 9781118047347
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

English Grammar Workbook For Dummies Book Excerpt:

Get some good grammar practice-and start speaking and writing well Good grammar is important, whether you want to advance your career, boost your GPA, or increase your SAT or ACT score. Practice is the key to improving your grammar skills, and that's what this workbook is all about. Honing speaking and writing skills through continued practice translates into everyday situations, such as writing papers, giving presentations, and communicating effectively in the workplace or classroom. In English Grammar Workbook For Dummies you'll find hundreds of fun problems to help build your grammar muscles. Just turn to a topic you need help with-from punctuation and pronouns to possessives and parallel structure-and get out your pencil. With just a little practice every day, you'll be speaking correctly, writing confidently, and getting the recognition you deserve at work or at school. Hundreds of practice exercises and helpful explanations Explanations mirror teaching methods and classroom protocols Focused, modular content presented in step-by-step lessons English Grammar Workbook For Dummies will empower you to structure sentences correctly, make subject and verbs agree, and use tricky punctuation marks such as commas, semicolons, and apostrophes without fear.

English Grammar Workbook For Dummies

English Grammar Workbook For Dummies
Author: Nuala O'Sullivan,Geraldine Woods
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 328
Release: 2010-04-07
ISBN: 0470664541
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

English Grammar Workbook For Dummies Book Excerpt:

English Grammar Workbook For Dummies, UK Edition is grammar First Aid for anyone wanting to perfect their English and develop the practical skills needed to write and speak correctly. Each chapter focuses on key grammatical principles, with easy-to-follow theory and examples as well as practice questions and explanations. From verbs, prepositions and tenses, to style, expressions and tricky word traps, this hands-on workbook is essential for both beginners looking to learn and practise the basics of English grammar, and those who want to brush up skills they already have - quickly, easily, and with confidence. English Grammar Workbook For Dummies, UK Edition covers: Part I: Laying the Groundwork: Grammar Basics Chapter 1: Placing the Proper Verb in the Proper Place Chapter 2: Matchmaker, Make Me a Match: Pairing Subjects and Verbs Correctly Chapter 3: Who Is She, and What Is It? The Lowdown on Pronouns Chapter 4: Finishing What You Start: Writing Complete Sentences Part II: Mastering Mechanics Chapter 5: Exercising Comma Sense Chapter 6: Made You Look! Punctuation Marks That Demand Attention Chapter 7: One Small Mark, a Whole New Meaning: Apostrophes Chapter 8: "Let Me Speak!" Quotation Marks Chapter 9: Hitting the Big Time: Capital Letters Part III: The Pickier Points of Correct Verb and Pronoun Use Chapter 10: The Case of It (And Other Pronouns) Chapter 11: Choosing the Best Pronoun for a Tricky Sentence Chapter 12: Travelling in Time: Tricky Verb-Tense Situations Chapter 13: Are You and Your Verbs in the Right Mood? Part IV: All You Need to Know about Descriptions and Comparisons Chapter 14: Writing Good or Well: Adjectives and Adverbs Chapter 15: Going on Location: Placing Descriptions Correctly Chapter 16: For Better or Worse: Forming Comparisons Chapter 17: Apples and Oranges: Improper Comparisons Part V: Writing with Style Chapter 18: Keeping Your Balance Chapter 19: Spicing Up and Trimming Down Your Sentences Chapter 20: Steering Clear of Tricky Word Traps Part VI: The Part of Tens Chapter 21: Ten Over-corrections Chapter 22: Ten Errors to Avoid at All Cost

2010 Comic Book Checklist Price Guide

2010 Comic Book Checklist   Price Guide
Author: Maggie Thompson,Brent Frankenhoff
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 5845
Release: 2009-10-08
ISBN: 1440229112
Category: Antiques & Collectibles
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

2010 Comic Book Checklist Price Guide Book Excerpt:

No other guide on the market covers the volume of comic book listings and range of eras as Comic Book Checklist & Price Guide does, in an easy-to-use checklist format. Readers can access listings for 130,000 comics, issued since 1961, complete with names, cover date, creator information and near-mint pricing. With super-hero art on the cover and collecting details from the experts as America's longest-running magazine about comics in this book, there is nothing that compares.

The Sao Paolo Caper The Second Adventure of The Festering Boil

The Sao Paolo Caper  The Second Adventure of The Festering Boil
Author: Mark 'Cap'n Slappy' Summers,John 'Ol' Chumbucket' Baur
Publsiher: Lulu Press, Inc
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2013-03-14
ISBN: 125732263X
Category: Humor
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Sao Paolo Caper The Second Adventure of The Festering Boil Book Excerpt:

""I am going back through your two Caper books. I gotta tell ya, they are great!! " Robert "Cockroach" Blair --- The authors of "Pirattitude!" and "The Diego Garcia Caper" present another tale of the pirates aboard The Festering Boil. The crew has its sights set on glory and gold at the Pirate Olympics, but they run into more trouble than they bargained for when confronted by something more dangerous than Spanish steel - Cap'n Slappy's ex-wives!

The Comedy Writer

The Comedy Writer
Author: Peter Farrelly
Publsiher: Main Street Books
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2009-05-06
ISBN: 0307517993
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Comedy Writer Book Excerpt:

A Confederacy of Dunces meets The Player in an offbeat, sidesplittingly hilarious novel about making it against all odds in 1990s' Hollywood, by the co-writer/director of Dumb and Dumber. When Henry Halloran's girlfriend dumped him, his Boston-based life suddenly seemed pointless. He was thirty-two with a dead-end job, and nothing on the horizon. There was obviously only one place to go: Hollywood. The Comedy Writer is the story of how Henry—armed with nothing more than a few ideas, a nothing-to-lose attitude, and the desire to be a screenwriter—joins myriad hopefuls in the City of Angels and achieves an L.A. kind of fame. From the surreal squalor of his one-room pad at the Blue Terrace apartments, he encounters nympho starlets, death-obsessed Rollerbladers, philosophical midgets, scruple-free producers, and an unforgettably psychotic roommate named Colleen. Combining the mordant wit and insight of Nathanael West with the lyricism and irony of a postmodern Candide, The Comedy Writer is a bawdy romp around and through the dream factory, in which Henry learns that while talent and integrity may be relative terms, life does, after all, have meaning. Sure to appeal to anyone who has ever dreamed of Hollywood success, who has found him- or herself a full-fledged adult without a clue for the future, or whoever thought Los Angeles might represent the end of modern civilization, The Comedy Writer is an incomparable comic tour de force marked by the kind of telling detail only a true insider can provide.

Merchant Vessels of the United States

Merchant Vessels of the United States
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 2028
Release: 2022
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Ship registers
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Merchant Vessels of the United States Book Excerpt:

A Companion to Herman Melville

A Companion to Herman Melville
Author: Wyn Kelley
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 616
Release: 2015-08-17
ISBN: 1119045274
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Companion to Herman Melville Book Excerpt:

In a series of 35 original essays, this companion demonstrates the relevance of Melville’s works in the twenty-first century. Presents 35 original essays by scholars from around the world, representing a range of different approaches to Melville Considers Melville in a global context, and looks at the impact of global economies and technologies on the way people read Melville Takes account of the latest and most sophisticated scholarship, including postcolonial and feminist perspectives Locates Melville in his cultural milieu, revising our views of his politics on race, gender and democracy Reveals Melville as a more contemporary writer than his critics have sometimes assumed

Sinking of the amphibious passenger vehicle Miss Majestic Lake Hamilton near Hot Springs Arkansas May 1 1999

Sinking of the amphibious passenger vehicle Miss Majestic  Lake Hamilton  near Hot Springs  Arkansas  May 1  1999
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: DIANE Publishing
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2022
ISBN: 1428995579
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sinking of the amphibious passenger vehicle Miss Majestic Lake Hamilton near Hot Springs Arkansas May 1 1999 Book Excerpt:

Sinking of the Amphibious Passenger Vehicle Miss Majestic Lake Hamilton Near Hot Springs Arkansas May 1 1999

Sinking of the Amphibious Passenger Vehicle  Miss Majestic  Lake Hamilton  Near Hot Springs  Arkansas  May 1 1999
Author: Marion C. Blakely
Publsiher: DIANE Publishing
Total Pages: 65
Release: 2010-11
ISBN: 1437937292
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sinking of the Amphibious Passenger Vehicle Miss Majestic Lake Hamilton Near Hot Springs Arkansas May 1 1999 Book Excerpt:

Discusses the sinking of the amphibious passenger vehicle ¿Miss Majestic¿ during an excursion tour of Lake Hamilton near Hot Springs, AR, on May 1, 1999. Of the 21 people on board, 13 passengers, incl. 3 children, died. The investigation identified these safety issues: vehicle maint., Coast Guard inspections, and inspection guidance, reserve buoyancy, and survivability. The author investigated two other accidents involving amphibious passenger vehicles, which are included here: (1) the Sept. 18, 2000, sinking of the Minnow, a 21-foot-long Alvis Stalwart-type amphibious passenger vehicle in the Milwaukee, WI, harbor; (2) the Dec. 8, 2001, sinking of the DUKW No. 1, a 33-foot-long amphibious passenger vehicle, in Lake Union, in Seattle, WA.

Actors and Performers Yearbook 2015

Actors and Performers Yearbook 2015
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages: 520
Release: 2014-11-13
ISBN: 1472571967
Category: Performing Arts
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Actors and Performers Yearbook 2015 Book Excerpt:

Actors and Performers Yearbook is an established and respected directory that enables actors to find work in stage, screen and radio. It is the only directory to provide detailed information for each listing and specific advice on how to approach companies and individuals, saving hours of further research. From agents and casting directors to producing theatres, showreel companies and photographers, Actors and Performers Yearbook editorially selects only the most relevant and reputable contacts for the actor. Formerly known as Actors' Yearbook, Actors and Performers Yearbook features articles and commentaries, providing valuable insight into the profession: auditions, interviews and securing work alongside a casting calendar and advice on contracts and finance. This is an incredibly useful professional tool in an industry where contacts and networking are key to career survival. The listings detailed in this edition have been thoroughly updated alongside fresh advice from industry experts.

Actors and Performers Yearbook 2016

Actors and Performers Yearbook 2016
Author: Lloyd Trott
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages: 512
Release: 2015-12-03
ISBN: 1474239765
Category: Performing Arts
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Actors and Performers Yearbook 2016 Book Excerpt:

Actors and Performers Yearbook is an established and respected directory that enables actors to find work in stage, screen and radio. It is the only directory to provide detailed information for each listing and specific advice on how to approach companies and individuals, saving hours of further research. From agents and casting directors to producing theatres, showreel companies and photographers, Actors and Performers Yearbook editorially selects only the most relevant and reputable contacts for the actor. Actors and Performers Yearbook features articles and commentaries, providing valuable insight into the profession: auditions, interviews and securing work alongside a casting calendar and advice on contracts and finance. This is an incredibly useful professional tool in an industry where contacts and networking are key to career survival. The listings detailed in this edition have been thoroughly updated alongside fresh advice from industry experts.

Actors and Performers Yearbook 2018

Actors and Performers Yearbook 2018
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages: 1050
Release: 2017-11-16
ISBN: 1350030228
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Actors and Performers Yearbook 2018 Book Excerpt:

Actors and Performers Yearbook is an established and respected directory that enables actors to find work in stage, screen and radio. It is the only directory to provide detailed information for each listing and specific advice on how to approach companies and individuals, saving hours of further research. From agents and casting directors to producing theatres, showreel companies and photographers, Actors and Performers Yearbook editorially selects only the most relevant and reputable contacts for the actor. Actors and Performers Yearbook features articles and commentaries, providing valuable insight into the profession: auditions, interviews and securing work alongside a casting calendar and advice on contracts and finance. This is an incredibly useful professional tool in an industry where contacts and networking are key to career survival. The listings detailed in this edition have been thoroughly updated alongside fresh advice from industry experts.

Actors and Performers Yearbook 2021

Actors  and Performers  Yearbook 2021
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages: 887
Release: 2020-10-29
ISBN: 135015945X
Category: Performing Arts
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Actors and Performers Yearbook 2021 Book Excerpt:

This well-established and respected directory supports actors in their training and search for work on stage, screen and radio. It is the only directory to provide detailed information for each listing and specific advice on how to approach companies and individuals, saving hours of further research. From agents and casting directors to producing theatres, showreel companies, photographers and much more, this essential reference book editorially selects only the most relevant and reputable contacts for the actor. With several new articles and commentaries, Actors' and Performers' Yearbook 2021 features aspects of the profession not previously covered, as well as continuing to provide valuable insight into auditions, interviews and securing work alongside a casting calendar and financial issues. This is a valuable professional tool in an industry where contacts and networking are key to career survival. All listings have been updated alongside fresh advice from industry experts.

Actors and Performers Yearbook 2020

Actors  and Performers  Yearbook 2020
Author: Lloyd Trott
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages: 518
Release: 2019-10-31
ISBN: 1350107581
Category: Drama
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Actors and Performers Yearbook 2020 Book Excerpt:

This well-established and respected directory supports actors in their training and search for work on stage, screen and radio. It is the only directory to provide detailed information for each listing and specific advice on how to approach companies and individuals, saving hours of further research. From agents and casting directors to producing theatres, showreel companies, photographers and much more, this essential reference book editorially selects only the most relevant and reputable contacts for the actor. With several new articles including The multi-hyphenate comedy actor-performer-writer; Ignition, inspiration and the imposter; Be prepared for publicity; and Equity pension scheme, Actors' and Performers' Yearbook 2020 features aspects of the profession not previously covered, as well as continuing to provide valuable insight into auditions, interviews and securing work alongside a casting calendar and financial issues. This is a valuable professional tool in an industry where contacts and networking are key to career survival. All listings have been updated alongside fresh advice from industry experts.

The Grave Robbers of Genghis Khan

The Grave Robbers of Genghis Khan
Author: Philip Kerr
Publsiher: Scholastic Inc.
Total Pages: 440
Release: 2011
ISBN: 0545126606
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Grave Robbers of Genghis Khan Book Excerpt:

The conclusion to a best-selling series finds the Djinn twins hunting down a nefarious character who has robbed the grave of the historical Genghis Khan, a quest that is complicated by devastating volcanic eruptions throughout the world.

The Grave Robbers of Genghis Khan Children of the Lamp 7

The Grave Robbers of Genghis Khan  Children of the Lamp  7
Author: P.B. Kerr
Publsiher: Scholastic Inc.
Total Pages: 448
Release: 2011-11-01
ISBN: 0545388015
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Grave Robbers of Genghis Khan Children of the Lamp 7 Book Excerpt:

The final installment of bestselling P. B. Kerr's magical Children of the Lamp series!Djinn twins John and Philippa are off on another enchanting, and dangerous, adventure in the last book in the bestselling Children of the Lamp series. As volcanoes begin erupting all over the world, spilling golden lava, the twins must go on a hunt for the wicked djinn who wants to rob the grave of the great Genghis Khan. Can the twins stop this latest disaster before the world is overwhelmed? Join John and Philippa, their parents, Uncle Nimrod, and Groanin as they must defeat an evil more powerful than any they've ever faced before. . . .