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Bryson's Dictionary for Writers and Editors

Written by Bill Bryson


Format: Trade Paperback, 416 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: May 12, 2009
Price: $16.95
ISBN: 978-0-7679-2270-8 (0-7679-2270-0)

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”?... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Word Hero
A Fiendishly Clever Guide to Crafting the Lines that Get Laughs, Go Viral, and Live Forever
Written by Jay Heinrichs


Format: Trade Paperback, 352 pages
Publisher: Three Rivers Press
On Sale: October 4, 2011
Price: $14.00
ISBN: 978-0-307-71636-1 (0-307-71636-8)

In Word Hero, Jay Heinrichs rescues the how-to of verbal artistry from staid textbooks and makes it entirely fresh and engaging. Here, there are no dry, abstract ideas hidden in academic jargon. Rather, Heinrichs brilliantly reveals mechanisms that make powerful language work.

Students will learn how to choose words strategically and draw... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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The American Heritage Dictionary
Fifth Edition
Written by Houghton Mifflin Company


Format: Paperback, 960 pages
Publisher: Dell
On Sale: June 26, 2012
Price: $7.99
ISBN: 978-0-553-58322-9 (0-553-58322-0)

• More than 70,000 entries
• Thoroughly revised and updated
• 2,500 new words and meanings
• More than 400 photographs and illustrations
• Expert guidance on correct usage

YOU ARE YOUR WORDS

The words you use define you. Make the most of them with The American Heritage® Dictionary.

THE FIFTH EDITION FEATURES

Clear definitions written in a style... Read more >

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Several Short Sentences About Writing

Written by Verlyn Klinkenborg


Format: Trade Paperback, 224 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: April 9, 2013
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-307-27941-5 (0-307-27941-3)

An indispensable and distinctive book that will help anyone who wants to write, write better, or have a clearer understanding of what it means for them to be writing, from widely admired writer and teacher Verlyn Klinkenborg.

Klinkenborg believes that most of our received wisdom about how writing works is not only... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a hardcover.

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The Sibley Guide to Birds, Second Edition

Written by David Allen Sibley


Format: Hardcover, 624 pages
Publisher: Knopf
On Sale: March 11, 2014
Price: $40.00
ISBN: 978-0-307-95790-0 (0-307-95790-X)

“Undoubtedly the finest guide to North American birds.”—Guy McCaskie, Birding

The publication of The Sibley Guide to Birds in 2000 quickly established David Allen Sibley as the author and illustrator of the nation’s supreme and most comprehensive guide to birds. Used by millions of birders from novices to the most expert, The... Read more >
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