In most languages we find little words which resemble a full word, but which cannot stand on their own. Instead they have to lean on a neighbouring word, like the d, ve and unstressed em of Kimdve helpedem (Kim would have helped them). These are clitics, and they are found in most of the worlds languages.
There are many stories we can tell about the past, and we are not, perhaps, as free as we might imagine in our choice of which stories to tell, or where those stories end. John Arnolds addition to Oxfords popular Very Short Introductions series is a stimulating essay about how people study and understand history. The book begins by inviting us to think about various questions provoked by our investigation of history, and then explores the ways in which these questions have been answered in the past. Such key concepts as causation, interpretation, and periodization are introduced by way of concrete examples of how historians work, thus giving the reader a sense of the excitement implicit in discovering the past--and ourselves.The aim throughout History: A Very Short Introduction is to discuss theories of history in a general, pithy, and accessible manner, rather than delve into specific periods. This is a book that will appeal to all students and general readers with an interest in history or historiography.About the Series: Oxfords Very Short Introductions series offers concise and original introductions to a wide range of subjects--from Islam to Sociology, Politics to Classics, Literary Theory to History, and Archaeology to the Bible.
Juanito is miserable—his family has just moved to New York, and because he only speaks Spanish, he has no one to talk to. Whats more, his dog, Pepito, is lost. Juanito knows that most of his neighbors wont understand “Mi perro se ha perdido,” so he asks a man at the bank to help him make a sign in English. Suddenly, people all over the city want to help Juanito find Pepito...and the search is on!.
The developer of path integrals, Nobel Prize–winning physicist Richard Feynman, presents unique insights into this method and its applications. Feynman starts with an intuitive view of fundamental quantum mechanics, gradually introducing path integrals. Later chapters explore more advanced topics, including the perturbation method, quantum electrodynamics, and statistical mechanics. 1965 edition, emended in 2005..
In its last days under British rule, the Crown Colony of Hong Kong is the worlds most exciting city, at once fascinating and exasperating, a tangle of contradictions. It is a dazzling amalgam of conspicuous consumption and primitive poverty, the most architecturally incongruous yet undeniably beautiful urban panorama of all. World-renowned travel writer Jan Morris offers the most insightful and comprehensive study of the enigma of Hong Kong thus far..
Just in time for the holidays, here are Sandra Gullands three gripping, historical novels based on the epic life of Josephine Bonaparte in one gorgeous package. All are works of historical fiction on a grand scale that recount a stirring, unforgettable love story.The Many Lives & Secret Sorrows of Josephine B. traces Josephines early years as she leaves the exotic, lush, and remote Martinico for the heart of European society. There she meets Napoleon, whose destiny will prove to be irrevocably intertwined with hers.Tales of Passion, Tales of Woe continues the saga as Josephine awakens to her new life as Mrs.
From the creator of Family Guy and director of Ted comes a hilarious first novel that reinvents the Western.Mild-mannered sheep farmer Albert Stark is fed up with the harsh life of the American frontier, where it seems everything and anything can kill you: Duels at high noon. Barroom brawls. Poisonous snakes. Cholera-infected drinking water. Tumbleweed abrasion.
This is a great read for anyone interested in pursuing freelance writing with the help of the internet. In this relatively early era of the Digital Age, theres a lot about the internet that needs to be explained. There are different rules to follow when writing for an online audience, which is growing exponentially every year. McCoy goes into detail on how to choose the best tags for your articles, how to find the best headline that will attract the most viewers, specific websites to go to, and how to get started as a freelancer. She tells you just about everything a beginner needs to know when it comes to online writing.