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Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language, 4th edition

Now in its fourth edition, this comprehensive, best-selling methodology resource gives both prospective and experienced ESL/ELT teachers the theoretical background and practical applications they need to decide which approaches, materials, and resources can and should be used in their classrooms.

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Encyclopedia of Aging (Two Volume Set), 4th Edition

Since its inception in 1987,The Encyclopedia of Aging has proven to be the definitive resource for scholars and students across the burgeoning and increasingly interdisciplinary fields of gerontology and geriatrics. Like its three esteemed predecessors, the fourth edition contains concise, readable explorations of hundreds of terms, concepts, and issues related to the lives of older adults, as well as timely coverage of the many new ...

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Webster's Ukrainian (Cyrillic Script)

If you are learning Ukrainian (Cyrillic Script), this book was not created for you, and you should not purchase it. It was created for completely fluent mother-tongue speakers of Ukrainian (Cyrillic Script) who already know the full meaning of Ukrainian (Cyrillic Script) words, but who need to learn how a single English translation of a Ukrainian (Cyrillic Script) word may have ambiguous meanings in the English language. It is design...

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The 2018 Baby Names Almanac

I like this baby name book, it's nice to have something to flip through as opposed to using baby name websites. The first set of pages with all the charts and extra info is cool and informative, especially if you don't (or do) want to give you baby the #1 most popular name. My only complaint is that it has nicknames as the main title for a name. For example "Joe (English) Form of Joseph." Then it says a meaning and then a list of nic...

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The Penguin Dictionary of Biology

Worried about your maternal effect or biological clock? Need to know a rhizoid from a rhizome? Think you’re going to fail your zoology or botany exam? The Penguin Dictionary of Biology is your saviour, defining some 6000 terms relating to this rich, complex and constantly expanding subject – from amino acids, bacteria and the cell cycle to X-ray diffraction, Y chromosome and zygotes. Long established as the definitive single-volume s...

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ABC Dictionary of Sino-Japanese Readings

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The Princeton Handbook of World Poetries

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Encyclopedia of Human Services and Diversity

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Pennsylvania Germans : An Interpretive Encyclopedia

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Encyclopedia of Archival Science

Compiled by Duranti and Franks, this rare offering—there are few archives-specific encyclopedias; archival matters are most often covered in broader library and information works—comprises 154 entries, each of which concludes with a useful descriptive and prescriptive keywords list and a bibliography. Contributors represent a number of countries, and it should be noted that the work treats records and records management as a subset o...