The prolific, perennially best selling author recounts his early life and writing struggles, gives advice on the crucial aspects of the writing art, and talks about his much-publicized, near-fatal accident.
"Honest and moving memoir + simple tips on writing"
Harry Potter has been heralded as one of the most popular book series of all time and the philosophical nature of Harry, Hermione, and Ron's quest to rid the world of its ultimate evil is one of the many things that make this series special. The Ultimate Harry Potter and Philosophy covers all seven titles in J.K. Rowling's groundbreaking series and takes fans back to Godric's Hollow to discuss life after death, to consider what moral reasoning drove Harry to choose death, and to debate whether Sirius Black is a man or a dog.
"The Perfect Love Child of Potter and Philosophy"
Get fluent with Fluent Penguin language learning tools. Designed for self-taught language learners, Fluent Penguin picks up where Pimsleur and Rosetta Stone leave off. By exposing you to a wide variety of translated conversations in everyday situations, Fluent Penguin builds your vocabulary and intuitive recognition of grammar, sentence structure, and idiomatic phrases.
"great ear training!"
Introducing Official SAT Vocabulary 3000, the most comprehensive audio course for SAT vocabulary on the market. Learn how to master proper spelling, pronunciation, definitions, and synonyms/antonyms through the use of these unique audio exercises. There are three levels (easy, medium, and difficult) that each consists of 10 powerful exercises covering 100 words each. You'll discover high-frequency words that have appeared in previous SAT tests, increasing your chance for better test results!
Do you want to master German? Do you like urban fantasy novels? Are you tired of reading boring textbooks in order to learn German? If you answered yes to one or more of these questions, this is a book you should consider. We introduce a one-of-a-kind learning tool that will enhance your comprehension, improve your German vocabulary and grammar, and let you enjoy an urban fantasy novel.
Do you want to master German? Do you like fantasy novels? Are you tired of reading boring textbooks in order to learn German? If you answered yes to one or more of these questions, this is a book you should consider.
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A complete review for the AP US History Test. Use this manual to follow along with our Audio review. Key Topics: The Civil War, The Great Depression, World War II, The Cold War, The Vietnam War, and much, much more! With its convenient format, AudioLearn fits your busy lifestyle, enabling you to study anywhere, anytime. Best of all, you'll significantly increase learning and retention with AudioLearn's proven study format.
"Great catch up tool"
Here's some good news for everyone who's ever been bullied into believing they can't speak their own language: The grammar snobs are bluffing. Half the "rules" they use to humiliate others are really just judgment calls and the rest they don't even understand themselves. Grammar Snobs Are Great Big Meanies is a laugh-out-loud funny collection of anecdotes and essays on grammar and punctuation, as well as hilarious critiques of the self-appointed language experts.
"One of the Best"
Who hasn't feared the math Minotaur in its labyrinth of abstractions? Now, in Out of the Labyrinth, Robert and Ellen Kaplan - the founders of The Math Circle, the popular learning program begun at Harvard in 1994 - reveal the secrets behind their highly successful approach, leading listeners out of the labyrinth and into the joyous embrace of mathematics.
"Marred by mispronouncements & misunderstanding"
Algebra, Trigonometry, and Statistics helps in explaining different theorems and formulas within the three branches of mathematics. Use this guide in helping one better understand the properties and rules within algebra, trigonometry, and statistics.
"Probably will sink in after five or six times thru"
With a language disappearing every two weeks and neologisms springing up almost daily, an understanding of the origins and currency of language has never seemed more relevant. In this charming volume, a narrative history written explicitly for a young audience, expert linguist David Crystal proves why the story of language deserves retelling. From the first words of an infant to the peculiar modern dialect of text messaging, A Little Book of Language ranges widely, revealing language's myriad intricacies and quirks.
Want a quick and dirty guide on how to set yourself above the thousands of other students worldwide that are competing with you for scholarship money? Josh Barsch has been a scholarship judge since 2003, and he's identified 10 big essay-writing errors that students make every year that rob them of a chance at big-time college money. For the price of a McDonald's value meal, you can get a giant leg up on the fierce worldwide competition for scholarship money.
If you're looking to score a perfect five on your AP US Government exam, look no further. Whether it's reviewing the Constitution or learning about civil rights, AudioLearn is your complete study guide to The US Government. Best of all, you get a complete free AP US Government test!
In Is College Worth It?, William J. Bennett and David Wilezol assess the problems of American higher education at various levels, from runaway costs to inferior academics to poor graduation rates to political indoctrination, and propose serious reforms and alternative methods for improving higher education so that it better serves our students.
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This book starts at "square one", before you know what questions to ask, what colleges to read about, or what statistics to look up. Sowell candidly describes the inner and outer workings of scores of American colleges and universities, big and small. He gives special attention to special programs, financial aid, and the academic environment.
"Whoa! References to 1987? WTF?"
From writing and critical reading to algebra and geometry, AudioLearn is your complete audio study guide to the NEW SAT - with two characters narrating for easy listening.
Now this is the way to add new words to your vocabulary! Word Smart Junior will make you laugh so much, you'll be amazed that you've just learned more than 120 fascinating and very useful words! Parents, teachers, and friends will marvel at your eloquence. And all you have to do is listen up!
A complete audio study guide for the high yield science portion of the Optometry Admission Test (OAT)Over 5 hours of review covering: Natural Sciences, Physical Sciences, and much, much more! Download OAT AudioLearn to your laptop, iPod, iPhone or any MP3 player and study anytime, anywhere. With its convenient format, this study guide fits your busy lifestyle, enabling you to study anywhere, anytime. Best of all, you'll significantly increase learning and retention with our proven study format.
Is a college education worth tens of thousands, even hundreds of thousands of dollars? Is an Ivy League school any better than your local college? Do those rankings really mean anything? How can you understand the system to have a better chance of getting in? You'll hear some fascinating information and get some very surprising answers in this special collection from the pages of The Atlantic, much of it written by current and former college presidents.
Apologia's advanced science courses allow the high school student to study independently while mastering in-depth knowledge through hands-on application of contemporary scientific concepts. This completely revised and updated edition of The Human Body will prepare students for college-level science studies as well as life beyond the classroom.