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 : 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 : 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 : 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 : Mastering Medical Terminology: Australia and New Zealand 2e is the essential resource for Australian and New Zealand health students seeking to develop their medical vocabulary. Structured to maximise learning through practice, the textbook is divided logically into five modules to guide the learner through the fundamentals of word structure and meaning. It supports the study and understanding of human body structure and function and the application of medical terminology in a healthcare environment. Australian and New Zealand terminology, perspectives, spelling and pronunciation More than 15 different types of activities including crossword puzzles, anagrams, MCQs, match the column, fill in the blank, label the diagram, analyse and interpret medical documents and word building exercises Over 100 supporting illustrations and tables Simple and understandable explanations for complex medical terms Pronunciation guide for medical terms Supporting resources on evolve, including: Instructor Resources: - Lesson plans - Semester Plan - PowerPoint slides - Test Bank - Image collection Fully revised and updated to reflect current medical terminology and the healthcare environment Content written with updated medical, diagnostic and therapeutic information An extensive range of activities, exercises and questions in each chapter to reinforce learning and apply to clinical practice Includes eBook on VitalSource
Description : Angus Fletcher is one of our finest theorists of the arts, the heir to I. A. Richards, Erich Auerbach, Northrop Frye. This, his grandest book since the groundbreaking Allegory of 1964, aims to open another field of study: how thought--the act, the experience of thinking--is represented in literature. Recognizing that the field of formal philosophy is only one demonstration of the uses of thought, Fletcher looks for the ways other languages (and their framing forms) serve the purpose of certain thinking activities. What kinds of thinking accompany the writing of history? How does the gnomic sentence manage to represent some point of belief? The fresh insights Fletcher achieves at every turn suggest an anatomy of poetic and fictional strategies for representing thought--the hazards, the complications, the sufferings, the romance of thought. Fletcher's resources are large, and his step is sure. The reader samples his piercing vision of Milton's Satan, the original Thinker, leaving the pain of thinking as his legacy for mankind; Marvell's mysteriously haunting "green thought in a green shade"; Old Testament and Herodotus, Vico and Coleridge; Crane, Calvino, Stevens. Fletcher ranges over the heights of literature, poetry, music, and film, never losing sight of his central line of inquiry. He includes comments on the essential role of unclear, vague, and even irrational thinking to suggest that ideas often come alive as thoughts only in a process of considerable distress. In the end he gives us literature--not the content of thought, but its form, its shape, the fugitive colors taken on by the mind as represented in art.
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.
Description : Netter's Neurology, 2nd Edition, by Drs. H. Royden Jones, Jayashri Srinivasan, Gregory J. Allam, and Richard A. Baker, uses visually rich Netter artwork to efficiently provide you with a concise overview of general neurology and its intersection with internal medicine, neurosurgery, ophthalmology, psychiatry, and orthopedics. "It communicates often very difficult areas of neurology quite simply, and builds on basics to advanced understanding. I've never seen such well-thought-out and informative illustrations with such detail in another neurology book of this type." - First Prize Winner, Illustrated Book Category, British Medical Association 2012 Medical Book Competition Master general neurology and its intersection with internal medicine, neurosurgery, ophthalmology, psychiatry, and orthopedics through comprehensive topic coverage. Get a quick and memorable overview of anatomy, pathophysiology, and clinical presentation from the precision and beauty of Netter and Netter-style plates that highlight key neuroanatomical and neurologic concepts. Explore specific clinical applications with vignettes included throughout the text that bring each topic to life. Find the information you need quickly and easily thanks to the short text and concise topic overviews. See the latest developments in the field in clear detail with new artwork and new entries on ALS, Eastern Equine Encephalitis, African Sleeping Sickness, and more. Effectively visualize the underlying anatomy in living patients through upgraded neuroimaging coverage, including MR, CT, and PET. Tap into additional treatment information with more clinical vignettes that provide "real-life" illustrative case evaluations.