Автор: Bryson Bill Название: Bryson`s Dictionary: for Writers and Editors ISBN: 0552773530 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780552773539 Издательство: Random House - Penguin Рейтинг: Цена: 1428 р. Наличие на складе: Есть у поставщика Поставка под заказ.
Описание: What is the difference between cant and jargon, or assume and presume? What is a fandango? What`s the new name for Calcutta? How do you spell supersede? Boutros Boutros-Ghali? Is it hippy or hippie? This book covers such head-scratchers as capitalization, plurals, abbreviations and foreign names and phrases.
Описание: From one of America's most beloved and bestselling authors, a wonderfully useful and readable guide to the problems of the English language most commonly encountered by editors and writers.
What is the difference between immanent and imminent? What is the singular form of graffiti? What is the difference between acute and chronic? What is the former name of Moldova? What is the difference between a cardinal number and an ordinal number? One of the English language's most skilled writers answers these and many other questions and guides us all toward precise, mistake-free usage. Covering spelling, capitalization, plurals, hyphens, abbreviations, and foreign names and phrases, Bryson's Dictionary for Writers and Editors will be an indispensable companion for all who care enough about our language not to maul, misuse, or contort it.
This dictionary is an essential guide to the wonderfully disordered thing that is the English language. As Bill Bryson notes, it will provide you with the answers to all those points of written usage that you kind of know or ought to know but cant quite remember.
Автор: Matthew Parris Название: Chance Witness ISBN: 0241968291 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780241968291 Издательство: Random House - Penguin Рейтинг: Цена: 2338 р. Наличие на складе: Невозможна поставка.
Описание: With a First from Cambridge and the possibility of working for the Foreign Office, the author decided instead to apply to be an apprentice diesel-fitter with London Transport. He was rejected and so turned to a life in politics. This title offers an account of a young life already well lived.
Автор: Matthew Parris and Andrew Bryson Название: THE SPANISH AMBASSADOR`S SUITCASE ISBN: 0241957087 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780241957080 Издательство: Random House - Penguin Рейтинг: Цена: 1154 р. Наличие на складе: Есть у поставщика Поставка под заказ.
Описание: Heard the one about the Spanish Ambassador who arrived in the scorching Saharan desert fully suited and with a mysteriously enormous suitcase? Or the horse they gave Prime Minister John Major in Turkmenistan - which hapless embassy officials had to rescue from the clutches of the Moscow railway? This title deals with these questions.
Автор: Parriss, Matthew & Bryson, Andrew Название: The Spanish Ambassador`s Suitcase ISBN: 0670921033 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780670921034 Издательство: Random House - Penguin Цена: 1570 р. Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ.
Автор: Parris, Matthew Название: Inca Kola ISBN: 1857990765 ISBN-13(EAN): 9781857990768 Издательство: Orion Publishers Рейтинг: Цена: 1264 р. Наличие на складе: Есть у поставщика Поставка под заказ.
Описание: A modern classic of travel and adventure.
Автор: Bryson Bill Название: Bryson`s Dictionary ISBN: 0385610440 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780385610445 Издательство: Transworld Publishers Рейтинг: Цена: 1587 р. Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ.
Описание: A selection of spellings and usages, covering capitalization, plurals, abbreviations and foreign names and phrases. This book also helps the readers with the difference between British and American usages, and includes information such as the names of all the Oxford colleges, or the new name for the Department of Trade and Industry.
Описание: One of the English language's most skilled and beloved writers guides us all toward precise, mistake-free usage. As usual Bill Bryson says it best: "English is a dazzlingly idiosyncratic tongue, full of quirks and irregularities that often seem willfully at odds with logic and common sense. This is a language where 'cleave' can mean to cut in half or to hold two halves together; where the simple word 'set' has 126 different meanings as a verb, 58 as a noun, and 10 as a participial adjective; where if you can run fast you are moving swiftly, but if you are stuck fast you are not moving at all; and] where 'colonel, ' 'freight, ' 'once, ' and 'ache' are strikingly at odds with their spellings." As a copy editor for the London Times in the early 1980s, Bill Bryson felt keenly the lack of an easy-to-consult, authoritative guide to avoiding the traps and snares in English, and so he brashly suggested to a publisher that he should write one. Surprisingly, the proposition was accepted, and for "a sum of money carefully gauged not to cause embarrassment or feelings of overworth," he proceeded to write that book-his first, inaugurating his stellar career. Now, a decade and a half later, revised, updated, and thoroughly (but not overly) Americanized, it has become Bryson's Dictionary of Troublesome Words, more than ever an essential guide to the wonderfully disordered thing that is the English language. With some one thousand entries, from "a, an" to "zoom," that feature real-world examples of questionable usage from an international array of publications, and with a helpful glossary and guide to pronunciation, this precise, prescriptive, and-because it is written by Bill Bryson-often witty book belongs on the desk of every person who cares enough about the language not to maul or misuse or distort it. From the Hardcover edition.
Автор: Bryson Bill Название: Bill Bryson`s African Diary ISBN: 0767915062 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780767915069 Издательство: Random House (USA) Цена: 1201 р. Наличие на складе: Нет в наличии.
Описание: Here is a man who suffers so his readers can laugh. "Daily Telegraph" Bill Bryson travels to Kenya in support of CARE International. All royalties and profits go to CARE International. Bryson visits Kenya at the invitation of CARE International, the charity dedicated to eradicating poverty. Kenya is a land of contrasts, with famous game reserves and a vibrant culture. It also provides plenty to worry a traveller like Bill Bryson, fixated as he is on the dangers posed by snakes, insects and large predators. It is also a country with many serious problems: refugees, AIDS, drought, and grinding poverty. The resultant diary, though short in length, contains the trademark Bryson stamp of wry observation and curious insight."
Автор: Matthew Parris Название: A Castle in Spain ISBN: 0241961785 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780241961780 Издательство: Random House - Penguin Рейтинг: Цена: 2078 р. Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ.
Описание: Walking in the Pyrenees one spring morning the author stumbled upon a magnificent ruined mansion standing on edge of a line of huge cliffs. This title chronicles the original discovery, the attempts to discover its history, and then the years trying to bring it back to life in the face of scepticism from family, friends and Spanish neighbours.
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