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A New York Times Bestseller For anyone who has ever been inspired by a TED talk…   ...this is an insider’s guide to creating talks that are unforgettable.   Since taking over TED in the early 2000s, Chris Anderson has shown how carefully crafted short talks can be the key to unlocking empathy, stirring excitement, spreading knowledge, and promoting a shared dream. Done right, a talk can electrify a room and... more...

USE JUST THE RIGHT PHRASES AND NAVIGATE DAILY LIFE IN THE UNITED STATES LIKE A NATIVE SPEAKER OF ENGLISH How do you ask for directions? What questions should you ask a potential babysitter? How do you explain your allergies to a healthcare professional? This handy reference is your guide to surviving and thriving in the United States, whether as a visitor or as a long-term resident. Hundreds of ready-to-use English phrases will help... more...

Practices of Looking, Third Edition, bridges visual, communication, media, and cultural studies to investigate how images and the activity of looking carry meaning within and between different arenas in everyday life. The third edition has been updated to represent the contemporary visual cultural landscape and includes topics like the increasingly rapid global circulation of media, the rise of design and DIY cultures, digital media art and activism,... more...

First published in German in 1909, Otto Rank's original The Myth of the Birth of the Hero offered psychoanalytical interpretations of mythological stories as a means of understanding the human psyche. Like his mentor Sigmund Freud, Rank compared the myths of such figures as Oedipus, Moses, and Sargon with common dreams, seeing in both a symbolic fulfillment of repressed desire. In a new edition published thirteen years after the... more...

The newly enlarged and updated edition of this useful book for ESL students covers all the fundamentals of English grammar and usage, including parts of speech and typical verb patterns in sentences. All English verb tenses are presented in detail, and instruction is presented in forming questions and answers, punctuation and capitalization in written English, and much more. The book also features summary grammar rules, illustrative word charts, and... more...


With more than a thousand new entries and more than 2,300 word-frequency ratios, the magisterial fourth edition of this book-now renamed Garner's Modern English Usage (GMEU)-reflects usage lexicography at its finest. Garner explains the nuances of grammar and vocabulary with thoroughness, finesse, and wit. He discourages whatever is slovenly, pretentious, or pedantic. GMEU is the liveliest and most compulsively readable reference work for writers of... more...

This book surveys and analyzes the principal legal doctrines affecting copyright practice around the world, in both transactional and litigation settings. It provides a step-by-step methodology for advising clients involved in exploiting creative works in or from foreign countries. Written by one of the most distinguished scholars of copyright both in the United States and abroad, this volume is a unique synthesis of copyright law and practice, taking... more...

Practical strategies to support your English language learners  The ELL Teacher’s Toolbox is a practical, valuable resource to be used by teachers of English Language Learners, in teacher education credential programs, and by staff development professionals and coaches. It provides hundreds of innovative and research-based instructional strategies you can use to support all levels of English Language Learners. ... more...


 The Routledge Course in Modern Mandarin Chinese is a two-year undergraduate course for students with no prior background in Chinese study which takes students from complete beginner to post-intermediate level. Designed to build a strong foundation in both the spoken and written language it develops all the basic skills such as pronunciation, character writing, word use and structures, while placing strong emphasis on the... more...