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Pocket Book of Technical Writing for Engineers & Scientists (McGraw-Hill’s Best: Basic Engineering Series and Tools)

The focus of this text is to teach engineering students the skill of technical writing. The book is unique in that it gets to the point, uses practical outlines throughout, and shows students how to produce the most common technical documents step-by-step, in a manner that is fun and interesting to students. Each chapter has an end-of-chapter critique which allows students to implement what they have learned in the chapter.

With ABET increasing the emphasis on technical writing, this affordable, straightforward, easy-to-understand text with flexible coverage, would be a perfect fit for your technical writing course.

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Autism Parenting Magazine Issue 27 – Growth Spurts and Autism: Tantrums and Meltdowns TIPS FOR DE-ESCALATING BEHAVIOR, Applauding Your Own Strengths as a SINGLE PARENT

Issue 27 features:

- 2014 Outstanding Contributor Awards by Amy KD Tobik

- 6 Steps to a Fun, Family-Friendly Fitness Program by Eric Chessen, M.S.,Founder, Autism Fitness

- Charis Hills Camp Provides Summer Fun for Kid with Learning Differences by Debi Taylor

- Chasing The Lasso by Michael J. Cameron, Ph.D.,BCBA-A

- What is Autism? by Dan L. Edmunds, Ed.D.,B.C.S.A.,DAPA

- Tantrums and Meltdowns – The Three Step Model to Behavior De-Escalation by David Sponder, Educational Psychologist;

BCBA; RDI

- Teaching Reading to Verbal and Non-verbal Autistic Children by Caroline Lee

- Military Families Affected by ASD and Tricare Treatment Benefits by News release

- Behind The Police Badge – Interacting with Autism by Joseph Pangaro

- Help: Who will Care For My Adult Son When I Cannot? by Ryan F. Platt, MBA, ChFC, ChSNC

- 3 Tips for Protecting Your ASD Child from Sexual Abuse by Sarah Kupferschmidt

- Applauding Your Own Strengths as a Single Parent by Debi Taylor

- Growth Spurts and Autism – 5 Tips for Helping Your Child During Development by Dawn Marie Potter

- Help: My Child Doesn’t Sleep by Angelina McDonald, MS, BCBA, MFTI

- Herb-Stuffed Pork Chops by Elouise Robinson, Autism Food Club

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Understanding Style: Practical Ways to Improve Your Writing

Style is often the most difficult issue for writers to deal with. Most people feel helpless and confused when asked to improve something they have written. In fact, key secrets to improving style often remain concealed because even the authors who write on style may not be able to explain them clearly.
An ideal text for courses in advanced composition, Understanding Style uncovers some of the inherent mystery of style and explains how to craft good sentences and combine them into writing that is clear and readable. While similar books often fail to address the relationship between written style and spoken voices or to discuss the ways that writers control rhythm and emphasis–precisely the kind of issues that give style its reputation as a difficult topic–this unique book adapts the findings of modern linguistic research into detailed writing advice seldom found elsewhere.
Though it emphasizes the “sound” of the written voice throughout, the text also covers diction, coherence, and sentence variety. Glaser includes numerous open-ended exercises drawn from such areas as business, history, and popular science to encourage students to practice as they learn. Each chapter concludes with a boxed summary for quick reference and a “Your Writing” prompt, asking students to apply these principles directly to their own work.
The book also features a glossary of writing terms, a brief dictionary of usage, a guide to punctuation, and a detailed index. Downloadable exercises, useful writing links, and other help may be found at the author’s website at http://www.wku.edu/~joe.glaser/mainpage.htm.

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The Chicago Manual of Style, 16th Edition

While digital technologies have revolutionized the publishing world in the twenty-first century, one thing still remains true: The Chicago Manual of Style is the authoritative, trusted source that writers, editors, and publishers turn to for guidance on style and process. For the sixteenth edition, every aspect of coverage has been reconsidered to reflect how publishing professionals work today. Though processes may change, the Manual continues to offer the clear, well-considered style and usage advice it has for more than a century.

The sixteenth edition offers expanded information on producing electronic publications, including web-based content and e-books. An updated appendix on production and digital technology demystifies the process of electronic workflow and offers a primer on the use of XML markup, and a revised glossary includes a host of terms associated with electronic as well as print publishing. The Chicago system of documentation has been streamlined and adapted for a variety of online and digital sources. Figures and tables are updated throughout the book—including a return to the Manual’s popular hyphenation table and new, comprehensive listings of Unicode numbers for special characters.

With the wisdom of a hundred years of editorial practice and a wealth of industry expertise from both Chicago’s staff and an advisory board of publishing professionals, The Chicago Manual of Style, 16th edition, is an invaluable resource in this rapidly changing world. If you work with words—no matter what the delivery medium—this is the one reference you simply must have.

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Screen Plays

In this fascinating survey of contemporary screen craft, David Cohen of Script and Variety magazines leads readers down the long and harrowing road every screenplay takes from idea to script to screen. In interviews with Hollywood screenwriters from across the board—Oscar winners and novices alike—Cohen explores what sets apart the blockbuster successes from the downright disasters.

Tracing the fortunes of twenty-five films, including Troy, Erin Brockovich, Lost in Translation, and The Aviator, Cohen offers insider access to back lots and boardrooms, to studio heads, directors, and to the over-caffeinated screenwriters themselves. As the story of each film evolves from the drawing board to the big screen, Cohen proves that how a script is written, sold, developed, and filmed can be just as dramatic and intriguing as the movie itself—especially when the resulting movie is a fiasco.

Covering films of all kinds—from tongue-in-cheek romps like John Waters’s A Dirty Shame to Oscar winners like Monster’s Ball and The HoursScreen Plays is an anecdote-filled, often inspiring, always revealing look at the alchemy of the movie business. With Cohen as your expert guide, Screen Plays exposes how and why certain films (such as Gladiator) become “tent poles,” those runaway successes every studio needs to survive, and others become train wrecks. Full of critical clues on how to sell a script—and avoid seeing it destroyed before the director calls Action!—it’s the one book every aspiring screenwriter will find irresistible.

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The Grand Budapest Hotel: The Illustrated Screenplay (Opus Screenplay)

(Book). The Grand Budapest Hotel recounts the adventures of Gustave H (Ralph Fiennes), a legendary concierge at a famous European hotel between the wars, and Zero Moustafa (Tony Revolori), the lobby boy who becomes his most trusted friend. Acting as a kind of father figure, M. Gustave leads the resourceful Zero on a journey that involves the theft and recovery of a priceless Renaissance painting; the battle for an enormous family fortune; a desperate chase on motorcycles, trains, sleds and skis; and the sweetest confection of a love affair all against the backdrop of a suddenly and dramatically changing Continent. Inspired by the writings of Stefan Zweig, The Grand Budapest Hotel recreates a bygone era through its arresting visuals and sparkling dialogue. The charm and vibrant colors of the film gradually darken with a sense of melancholy as the forces of history conspire against our hero and his vanishing way of life. Written and directed by Wes Anderson, whose films include The Royal Tenenbaums , Moonrise Kingdom , and Fantastic Mr. Fox . The film also stars Jude Law, Tilda Swinton, Edward Norton, Jeff Goldblum, Harvey Keitel, Adrian Brody, Saoirse Ronan, Lea Seydoux, Bill Murray and Owen Wilson.

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Marble-Look Fluted Columns. Enjoy the appearance of marble without all the hassle of the real thing! Create a unique look in any setting with these light-weight Marble-Look Fluted Columns. Cardboard. (2 pcs. per set) 3 ft. Assembly required.

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The Best American Magazine Writing 2011

The Best American Magazine Writing 2011 contains award-winning features, exposes, and profiles along with extraordinary commentary, fiction, and poetry from America’s leading magazines. This year’s selections include stories that not only covered the news but also made news, including Michael Hastings’s “The Runaway General,” which forced the resignation of General Stanley McChrystal, the U.S. commander in Afghanistan, days after being published in Rolling Stone. Readers will also find Jane Mayer’s “Covert Operations” ( The New Yorker), which exposed the Koch brothers’ campaign against the Barack Obama presidency, turning the duo into a powerful symbol of modern, corporatized politics.

The anthology contains Scott Horton’s investigation into inmate suicides at Guantánamo Bay prison ( Harper’s Magazine); Christopher Hitchens’s wryly moving take on the politics of cancer ( Vanity Fair); Jonathan Van Meter’s eye-opening portrait of Joan Rivers and her transgressive comedic genius ( New York Magazine); and Jonah Weiner’s extraordinary musical biography of Kanye West, assembled from the artist’s tweets and blog posts ( Slate). John Donvan and Caren Zucker describe the world’s first autism case in The Atlantic; Atul Gawande shares the modern medical profession’s poignant struggle with death and dying in The New Yorker; and Paul Theroux spins a thrilling tale in the Virginia Quarterly Review of a mad collector who acquires works of art only to destroy them. Read together or one at a time, these pieces exemplify the wholly immersive experience of well-crafted magazine writing.

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