Ahead of the Curve: Two Years at Harvard Business School
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Ahead of the Curve: Two Years at Harvard Business School

Two years in the cauldron of capitalism-"horrifying and very funny" (The Wall Street Journal) In this candid and entertaining insider's look at the most influential school in global business, Philip Delves Broughton draws on his crack reporting skills to describe his madcap years at Harvard Business School. Ahead of the Curve recounts the most edifying and surprising lessons learned in the quest for an MBA, from the ingenious chicane...

20 Ways to Draw a Dress and 44 Other Fabulous Fashions and Accessories
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20 Ways to Draw a Dress and 44 Other Fabulous Fashions and Accessories

She wants to be a fashion designer but complained to me that she cannot draw! This book contains simplified drawings of fashions to stimulate her imagination with blank pages she can sketch on. It provides a language she can use to communicate designs without several years of anatomy and drawing classes! How perfect was this birthday gift for a 13 year old aspiring to be a wedding dress designer!

The Writer's Idea Thesaurus: An Interactive Guide for Developing Ideas for Novels and Short Stories
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The Writer's Idea Thesaurus

This book is pretty cool, lots of interesting jump start ideas or ideas to help you knock yourself out of being stuck on a manuscript. I write romance, so I didn't find too much that worked for me - though I love the idea of it. I have a nephew who writes fantasy so when I gave it to him, he has found it quite useful.

The Armchair Birder: Discovering the Secret Lives of Familiar Birds
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The Armchair Birder: Discovering the Secret Lives of Familiar Birds

I bought this book for a very best friend who is an avid bird enthusiast. She enjoyed the read and liked the break from the traditional fieldbook. It isn't there with her "what is that?" reference materials but she told me she finds the stories something to savor.. As a gift for a backyard birder- it was a hit.

Linguistic Emotivity
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Linguistic Emotivity (Pragmatics & Beyond New Series)

Linguistic Emotivity explores expressive and emotive meanings in Japanese from the perspective of the Place of Negotiation theory. The Place of Negotiation theory provides a framework for understanding how linguistic signs function in the place of communication (in cognitive, emotive, and interactional places). The theory finds the indexicality of a sign fundamental and views meanings as being negotiated among interactants who share ...

Difficult Beginnings: Three Works on the Bodhisattva Path
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Difficult Beginnings: Three Works on the Bodhisattva Path

This is the first English translation of the works of Candragomin—a seventh-century Indian philosopher and poet—which have been highly influential in the practice of Buddhism over the past twelve centuries. The book provides an excellent introduction to Mahayana, the "middle way" of the Buddhist path. It will appeal to anyone interested in Eastern Religion. Candragomin is regarded in the Indo-Tibetan tradition as an exemplar of the b...

Die Metapher der Mischung in den platonischen Dialogen Sophistes und Philebos
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Die Metapher der Mischung in den platonischen Dialogen Sophistes und Philebos

Das vorliegende Buch ist die überarbeitete Fassung meiner Dissertation, die ich im September 2006 an der Fakultät für Philosophie und Geschichte der Eberhard Karls Uni- versität Tübingen eingereicht habe. Meinen ersten Dank möchte ich den beiden Betreuern meiner Doktorarbeit ausdrü- cken. Professor Dr. Thomas Alexander Szlezák hat sowohl durch seine Veranstaltungen als auch durch unsere Gespräche den Horizont meines Verständnisses de...

Under Surge, Under Siege: The Odyssey of Bay St. Louis and Katrina
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Under Surge, Under Siege: The Odyssey of Bay St. Louis and Katrina

"A heart-gripping, beautifully written story of everyday valor and crafted kinship in a small Gulf Coast community in the path of Katrina's fury, Under Surge, Under Siege tells of historic Bay St. Louis, Mississippi, and its living web of heroism and fortitude in the wake of a 35-foot tsunami and a second wave of destruction in the form of unresponsive government, irresponsible insurance companies, and greedy developers. Ellis Anders...

There Is No Planet B: A Handbook for the Make or Break Years
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There Is No Planet B: A Handbook for the Make or Break Years

Feeding the world, climate change, biodiversity, antibiotics, plastics - the list of concerns seems endless. But what is most pressing, what are the knock-on effects of our actions, and what should we do first? Do we all need to become vegetarian? How can we fly in a low-carbon world? Should we frack? How can we take control of technology? Does it all come down to population? And, given the global nature of the challenges we now face...

A New Architecture for Functional Grammar (Functional Grammar Series [Fgs])
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A New Architecture for Functional Grammar

This volume, which represents a major advance on Simon Dik's final statement of the theory (1997), lays the foundation for the future evolution of FG towards a Functional Discourse Grammar. It rises to the double challenge of specifying the interface between discourse and grammar and of detailing the expression rules that link semantic representation and morphosyntactic form. The opening chapter, by Kees Hengeveld, sets out in progra...