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Beginning with an introduction to the basic concepts of stresses in simple and composite elements, strains, and deformation of solids, the book moves through discussions on loads and stresses on the beam, which is a common structural element, torsion, and beam deflection. It then discusses columns and analysis of stresses in two dimensions. the boko also deals with strain energy concepts and their applications. The book provides an exhaustive coverage... more...

This Korean picture dictionary covers the 1,500 most useful Korean words and phrases. This illustrated dictionary presents the 1,500 Korean words and sentences that students need to know to pass the TOPIK Korean proficiency exam. The handy format and highly visual presentation make it easy to learn and remember the words, making it a useful tool for any beginning speaker. The vocabulary is organized into 38 themes or topics, and includes... more...

Ben Yagoda's How to Not Write Bad illustrates how we can all write better, more clearly, and for a wider readership. He offers advice on what he calls "not-writing-badly," which consists of the ability, first, to craft sentences that are correct in terms of spelling, diction (word choice), punctuation, and grammar, and that also display clarity, precision, and grace. Then he focuses on crafting whole paragraphs—with attention... more...

Financial Elements of Contracts: Drafting, Monitoring and Compliance Audits navigates the nuances of drafting financial terms for license and other self-reporting agreements and shows how proper monitoring and auditing should occur once a deal is in place. This book will modernize and remold how agreements are written and will greatly enhance the bottom line of licensors and other contractors. Lawyers involved in drafting license and other... more...

Combining up-to-date scholarship with clear and accessible language and helpful exercises, Metaphor: A Practical Introduction is an invaluable resource for all readers interested in metaphor. This second edition includes two new chapters-on 'metaphors in discourse' and 'metaphor and emotion' -along with new exercises, responses to criticism and recent developments in the field, and revised student exercises, tables, and figures.


Just what the doctor ordered for the anxiety-ridden speaker-to-be, this indispensable, fun-to-read reference contains solid information, tips, alerts, and more to help the average person prepare and give powerful presentations. With just the right touch and full of wit, this is the book to read and read again before speaking in public.

Designed to accompany the Collins Easy Learning German Dictionary, this reference offers beginners a clear and easy-to-understand guide to the verbs and grammar of German Perfect for all those learning German at school, at work, or at home, this guide provides easily accessible information in an attractively presented... more...

COLLOQUIAL CHINESE is easy to use and completely up to date! Specially written by experienced teachers for self-study or class use, the course offers a step-by-step approach to written and spoken Chinese. No prior knowledge of the language is required. What makes COLLOQUIAL CHINESE your best choice in personal language learning? Interactive – lots of exercises for regular practice Clear – concise grammar notes Practical... more...

This volume illustrates the process of conducting interdisciplinary, multi-cultural research into the relationship between patient language use and chronic disease management. The ten chapters in this book provide a model for interdisciplinary research in health discourse from start to finish. Part I describes in detail the conceptualization and design of a multi-year research project exploring language use among people living with diabetes. Part II... more...

Writing proficiency is more important than ever, especially with the demands of standardized testing and the rigors of new standards impacting our schools. This classroom-tested manual, created from a combination of the author's extensive in-class experience and acclaimed research in neural science and developmental biology, addresses all facets of writing competency. The content links to common core curriculum elements in state... more...