Oxford American Writer s Thesaurus

  • Filename: oxford-american-writer-s-thesaurus.
  • ISBN: 9780199829927
  • Release Date: 2012
  • Number of pages: 1050
  • Author: Christine A. Lindberg
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

Features more than three hundred thousand synonyms and ten thousand antonyms, as well as nearly two hundred collections of nouns to add detail to writing and quick guides to easily confused words.

Oxford American Writer s Thesaurus

  • Filename: oxford-american-writer-s-thesaurus.
  • ISBN: 0195342844
  • Release Date: 2008
  • Number of pages: 1052
  • Author: Christine A. Lindberg
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

"Written by writers for writers, this innovative thesaurus truly advances the time-honored word source. Some 25,000 word meanings and connotations are elucidated by means of more than 300,000 synonyms, 10,000 antonymns, 250 word notes written by noted authors, and generous listings of example sentences. Many special features, such as usage notes, word spectrums, and a language guide, further clarify a word's many nuances and assist the user in finding just the right expression. For all readers, wordsmiths, scribblers, and hacks, Oxford's new thesaurus should be on every library's reference shelf."--"Reference that rocks," American Libraries, May 2005.

The Oxford American Writer s Thesaurus

  • Filename: the-oxford-american-writer-s-thesaurus.
  • ISBN: 9780195170764
  • Release Date: 2004-10-21
  • Number of pages: 1088
  • Author: Christine Lindberg
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press

In this thesaurus, more than three hundred thousand synonyms and ten thousand antonyms can be found, as well as nearly two hundred collections of nouns to add detail to writing, quick guides to easily confused words, and other useful features.

The Writer s Idea Thesaurus

  • Filename: the-writer-s-idea-thesaurus.
  • ISBN: 9781599638249
  • Release Date: 2014-09-05
  • Number of pages: 320
  • Author: Fred White
  • Publisher: Writer's Digest Books

Endless ideas at your fingertips, and at the turn of a page... Need an idea for a short story or novel? Look no further than The Writer's Idea Thesaurus. It's far more than a collection of simple writing prompts. You'll find a vast treasury of story ideas inside, organized by subject, theme, and situation categories, and listed alphabetically for easy reference. Author and award-winning writing instructor Fred White shows you how to build out and customize these ideas to create unique plots that reflect your personal storytelling sensibilities, making The Writer's Idea Thesaurus an invaluable tool for generating creative ideas and vanquishing writer's block--for good. Inside you'll find: 2,000 unique and dynamic story ideas perfect for novels and short stories of any genre or writing style Twenty major idea categories, such as The Invasion of X, The Transformation of X into Y, Escape from X, The Curse of X, and more Multiple situations that further refine the major categories, such as The Creation of Artificial Life, The Descent Into Madness, Love in the Workplace, The Journey to a Forgotten Realm, and more Invaluable advice on how to customize each idea. The Writer's Idea Thesaurus is an interactive story generator that opens the door to thousands of new story arcs and plotlines.

Oxford Rhyming Dictionary

  • Filename: oxford-rhyming-dictionary.
  • ISBN: 0192801155
  • Release Date: 2004
  • Number of pages: 659
  • Author: Clive Upton
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

Finding the perfect rhyme becomes simple with a comprehensive reference book designed to aid songwriters, poets, and anyone searching for the perfect sound, with more than 85,000 words arranged in a simple and easy-to-use format.

The Thinker s Thesaurus Sophisticated Alternatives to Common Words Expanded Third Edition

  • Filename: the-thinker-s-thesaurus-sophisticated-alternatives-to-common-words-expanded-third-edition.
  • ISBN: 9780393338973
  • Release Date: 2015-08-03
  • Number of pages: 720
  • Author: Peter E. Meltzer
  • Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

With over twenty percent more material, a must for any lover of distinctive words. This entertaining and informative reference features sophisticated and surprising alternatives to common words together with no-fail guides to usage. Avoiding traditional thesauruses’ mundane synonym choices, Peter E. Meltzer puts each word—whether it’s protrepic, apostrophize, iracund, or emulous—in context by using examples from a broad range of contemporary books, periodicals, and newspapers. His new introduction makes the case for why we should widen our vocabulary and use the one right word. This groundbreaking thesaurus remains a unique venture, one that enriches your writing while helping you find the perfect word.

Mac OS X The Missing Manual Tiger Edition

  • Filename: mac-os-x-the-missing-manual-tiger-edition.
  • ISBN: 1449379079
  • Release Date: 2005-07-12
  • Number of pages: 866
  • Author: David Pogue
  • Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."

You can set your watch to it: As soon as Apple comes out with another version of Mac OS X, David Pogue hits the streets with another meticulous Missing Manual to cover it with a wealth of detail. The new Mac OS X 10.4, better known as Tiger, is faster than its predecessors, but nothing's too fast for Pogue and Mac OS X: The Missing Manual. There are many reasons why this is the most popular computer book of all time. With its hallmark objectivity, the Tiger Edition thoroughly explores the latest features to grace the Mac OS. Which ones work well and which do not? What should you look for? This book tackles Spotlight, an enhanced search feature that helps you find anything on your computer; iChat AV for videoconferencing; Automator for automating repetitive, manual or batch tasks; and the hundreds of smaller tweaks and changes, good and bad, that Apple's marketing never bothers to mention. Mac OS X: The Missing Manual, Tiger Edition is the authoritative book that's ideal for every user, including people coming to the Mac for the first time. Our guide offers an ideal introduction that demystifies the Dock, the unfamiliar Mac OS X folder structure, and the entirely new Mail application. There are also mini-manuals on iLife applications such as iMovie, iDVD, and iPhoto, those much-heralded digital media programs, and a tutorial for Safari, Mac's own web browser. And plenty more: learn to configure Mac OS X using the System Preferences application, keep your Mac secure with FileVault, and learn about Tiger's enhanced Firewall capabilities. If you're so inclined, this Missing Manual also offers an easy introduction to the Terminal application for issuing basic Unix commands. There's something new on practically every page, and David Pogue brings his celebrated wit and expertise to every one of them. Mac's brought a new cat to town and we have a great new way to tame it.

The Blue Book of Grammar and Punctuation

  • Filename: the-blue-book-of-grammar-and-punctuation.
  • ISBN: 9781118790328
  • Release Date: 2014-01-22
  • Number of pages: 224
  • Author: Jane Straus
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

A revised and updated new edition of the bestselling workbook and grammar guide The Blue Book of Grammar and Punctuation is a concise, entertaining workbook and guide to English grammar, punctuation, and usage. This user-friendly resource includes simple explanations of grammar, punctuation, and usage; scores of helpful examples; dozens of reproducible worksheets; and pre- and post-tests to help teach grammar to students of all ages. Appropriate for virtually any age range, this authoritative guide makes learning English grammar and usage simple and fun. This updated Eleventh Edition reflects the latest updates to English usage and grammar and features a fully revised two-color design and lay-flat binding for easy photocopying. Clear and concise, easy-to-follow, offering "just the facts" Fully updated to reflect the latest rules in grammar and usage along with new quizzes Ideal for students from seventh grade through adulthood in the US and abroad For anyone who wants to understand the major rules and subtle guidelines of English grammar and usage, The Blue Book of Grammar and Punctuation offers comprehensive, straightforward instruction.

The Oxford Dictionary of Dance

  • Filename: the-oxford-dictionary-of-dance.
  • ISBN: 9780199563449
  • Release Date: 2010-08-19
  • Number of pages: 502
  • Author: Debra Craine
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press

This comprehensive and up-to-date dictionary provides all the information necessary for dance fans to navigate the diverse dance scene of the 21st century. It includes entries ranging from classical ballet to the cutting edge of modern dance.

Choose the Right Word

  • Filename: choose-the-right-word.
  • ISBN: 0062731319
  • Release Date: 1994-04-22
  • Number of pages: 544
  • Author: S. I. Hayakawa
  • Publisher: Collins Reference

This unique blend of thesaurus, dictionary, and manual of English usage defines, compares, and contrasts words of similar but not identical meaning--such as "infer" and "imply". More than 6,000 synonyms are included.

The Oxford American Desk Thesaurus

  • Filename: the-oxford-american-desk-thesaurus.
  • ISBN: UOM:39015043760605
  • Release Date: 1998
  • Number of pages: 516
  • Author: Christine A. Lindberg
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

Lists synonyms and related words for hundreds of entries

Oxford Dictionary of English

  • Filename: oxford-dictionary-of-english.
  • ISBN: 9780199571123
  • Release Date: 2010-08-19
  • Number of pages: 2112
  • Author: Angus Stevenson
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

The foremost single volume authority on the English language, the Oxford Dictionary of English is at the forefront of language research, focusing on English as it is used today. It is informed by the most up-to-date evidence from the largest language research programme in the world, including the two-billion-word Oxford English Corpus. This new edition includes thousands of brand-new words and senses, as well as up-to-date encyclopedic information, and extensive appendices covering topics such as countries, heads of state, and chemical elements. New features include Word Trends which showcase language research based on the Oxford English Corpus and illuminate the extraordinary stories behind fast-changing words of everyday English. 12 months' access to Oxford's premium online dictionary and thesaurus service is included with this book, so you can get accurate definitions and synonyms wherever you are. Find out more about our living language using Oxford Dictionaries Online - updated regularly with the latest changes to words and meanings, so you have the most accurate picture of English available. Use the thousands of audio pronunciations to hear how words are spoken. Improve your confidence in writing with helpful grammar and punctuation guides, full thesaurus information, style and usage help, and much more.

Reference and Information Services

  • Filename: reference-and-information-services.
  • ISBN: 9781555708597
  • Release Date: 2013
  • Number of pages: 510
  • Author: Kay Ann Cassell
  • Publisher: American Library Association

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.

Crime and Thriller Writing

  • Filename: crime-and-thriller-writing.
  • ISBN: 9781472523938
  • Release Date: 2013-09-12
  • Number of pages: 304
  • Author: Michelle Spring
  • Publisher: A&C Black

Including advice from bestselling writers, this is a complete guide to writing crime novels, from research and planning to getting published.

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