Description : Examines the role of language and how it shapes human thought, and includes a chapter discussing the content, form, and hidden messages of television
Description : Sometimes being just ‘good’ just isn’t good enough. Sometimes we all need to be brilliant. In just 90 days, How To Be Brilliant will show you how to change the way you think and behave so that you can embrace every day, every experience and every opportunity with positivity, energy, enthusiasm and inspiration. Michael Heppell, author of the bestselling book Flip It, will introduce you to over 50 amazing tricks, tips and tools that, when properly applied, will move you and your life on to a whole new, exciting level. This is the level where you really shine. It’s the level where you believe anything is possible. And it’s the level where you start living your dreams and becoming the person you always wished you could be. So don’t just be good; learn to be brilliant and discover a better way of being.
Description : From the Preface:The title for this collection was the title of a course in literary criticism that I gave for many years at Bennington College. And much of the material presented here was used in that course. The title should serve well to convey the gist of these various pieces. For all of them are explicitly concerned with the attempt to define and track down the implications of the term "symbolic action," and to show how the marvels of literature and language look when considered form that point of view.
Description : Write Winning Essays and Dissertations is an invaluable guide for anyone who wants to improve their assessed written work. Whether you are in desperate need of help or just want advice on improving your writing style, this book will prove useful throughout your academic career and beyond. It will show you how to plan your work so that your argument is expressed clearly, how to use language to best effect and how to get the most out of your sources. NOT GOT MUCH TIME? One, five and ten-minute introductions to key principles to get you started. AUTHOR INSIGHTS Lots of instant help with common problems and quick tips for success, based on the author's many years of experience. TEST YOURSELF Tests in the book and online to keep track of your progress. EXTEND YOUR KNOWLEDGE Extra online articles at www.teachyourself.com to give you a richer understanding of psychology. FIVE THINGS TO REMEMBER Quick refreshers to help you remember the key facts. TRY THIS Innovative exercises illustrate what you've learnt and how to use it.
Description : The third edition of Mastering Medical Terminology Australia and New Zealand is the go-to textbook for medical terminology. Written by Sue Walker, Maryann Wood and Jenny Nicol, the text has been fully updated to reflect current medical terminology and the local healthcare environment. Terms are demystified through an interactive and easy-to-follow instructional process. Students learn the basics of word structures first, then tackle the more complex terminology associated with the human body as a whole and then each body system. The terminology associated with special applications is also included. The textbook includes a pronunciation guide and practice exercises, examples of terminology in context and diagrams and illustrations to enhance understanding. Simple, non-technical explanations of medical terms Explanations of clinical procedures, laboratory tests and abbreviations used in Australian and New Zealand clinical practice Pronunciation of terms Exercises to test your understanding of terminology – crosswords, anagrams, multiple-choice questions, match the column, fill in the blank, label the diagram, analyse and interpret medical documents and word-building exercises Comprehensive glossaries of word elements and medical terms A list of commonly used clinical abbreviations Links to other useful references such as websites and textbooks An e-book included in all print purchases New Evolve resources including flashcards and multiple-choice questions Audio glossary – practise pronouncing more than 2,500 medical terms with the new ‘hear, say and playback’ option on Evolve
Description : This useful guide introduces you to the great liberal philosopher. He was very much a liberal thinker and many of the issues that concerned him are still vital today. Chief among his works is the long essay ""On Liberty"", published in 1859, which remains a vivid statement of the rights of the individual in relation to the society in which he or she lives. Many contemporary debates, such as censorship of films and books, gay rights, and legalization of soft drugs use arguments that device from this important work. It is a basic text in courses in political theory and, unusually for such texts, it is an inspiring work to read. Other works covered are ""Utilitarianism"" and ""The Subjection of Women"".
Description : Modern NLP techniques based on machine learning radically improve the ability of software to recognize patterns, use context to infer meaning, and accurately discern intent from poorly-structured text. In Natural Language Processing in Action, readers explore carefully-chosen examples and expand their machine's knowledge which they can then apply to a range of challenges. Purchase of the print book includes a free eBook in PDF, Kindle, and ePub formats from Manning Publications.