Ponder, if you will ...What is the difference between a kit and a caboodle?Why don't people get goose bumps on their faces?Where do houseflies go in the winter?What causes that ringing sound in your ears?Pop-culture guru David Feldman demystifies these topics and so much more in Why Do Clocks Run Cl..
Illuminating and essential, Can a Bee Sting a Bee? is a timeless gift, a handbook for curious children and their perplexed parents Many of the questions children ask in the course of growing up can stump even the best educated adult: Why can't I tickle myself? Are we all related? Who named all the c..
From the "preeminent historian of Reconstruction" (New York Times Book Review), a newly updated AND abridged edition of the prizewinning classic on the post-Civil War period that shaped modern AmericaIn this updated edition of the abridged Reconstruction, Eric Foner redefines how the post-Civil War ..
NATIONAL BESTSELLER CNBC and Strategy + Business Best Business Book of 2017"Steven and Jamie have done a wonderful job of balancing the promises, perils, and how-to prescriptions of engineering peak states such as 'flow.'" -Tim Ferriss, #1 New York Times best-selling author of The 4-Hour Workwe..
Offers more than seventy-five exercises for both beginners and more experienced writers. This book features exercises designed to develop and refine two basic skills: writing like a writer and, thinking like a writer. It deals with such topics as: discovering where to start and end a story and trans..
A dictionary that explores the symbols which abound in literature, religion, national identity and are found at the heart of our dreams and sub-conscious. It includes entries that give its interpretations - sexual and spiritual, official and subversive, cultural and religious - to bring meaning and ..
A selection of the landmark Supreme Court decisions that have shaped American society Penguin presents a series of six portable, accessible, and--above all--essential reads from American political history, selected by leading scholars. Series editor Richard Beeman, author of "The Penguin Guide to t..
A lovely small-trim edition of the award-winning "Atlas of Remote Islands" "The Atlas of Remote Islands," Judith Schalansky's beautiful and deeply personal account of the islands that have held a place in her heart throughout her lifelong love of cartography, has captured the imaginations of readers..
In an era when communication has become increasingly diverse and complex, this classic work on semantics--now fully revised and updated--distills the relationship between language and those who use it. Renowned professor and former U.S. Senator S. I. Hayakawa discusses the role of language in human ..
Extensively redesigned and rewritten, the second edition of Pocket Oxford American Dictionary combines its highly popular, pocket-sized packaging with a dramatic revision of the copy, with completely reworded entries throughout. With more than 140,000 words, phrases, and definitions, including a wea..
Now in an affordable, convenient paperback edition, The Oxford American Large Print Dictionary offers visually impaired readers a vibrant language reference of the highest quality. In addition to solid coverage of the core English vocabulary, including new words and senses, with definitions that are..
A handy pocket-sized book, conveniently bound in a durable yet flexible laminated cover, this new edition of the Pocket World Atlas contains full-color digitally produced maps as well as the latest statistics for countries and cities. The maps are carefully colored to show terrain as well as elevati..