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Idiomantics: The Weird and Wonderful World of Popular Phrases
by: Philip Gooden
$17.99  $19.99  inc GST    $16.35  $18.17  ex GST
ISBN: 9781408151440
Idiomantics is a unique exploration of the world of idiomatic phrases. To cite three examples - from American English, Dutch and Italian - what on Earth are a snow job, a monkey sandwich story, and Mr Punch's secret? Idiomantics explains all...
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Missed Periods and Other Grammar Scares
Missed Periods and Other Grammar Scares
How to Avoid Unplanned and Unwanted Grammar Errors
by: Jenny Baranick
$20.65  $22.95  inc GST    $18.77  $20.86  ex GST
ISBN: 9781616083700
What is the proper use of an apostrophe? When should an ellipsis be used instead of an em dash? This book deals with English grammar.
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Spell it Out
Spell it Out
The Story of English Spelling
by: David Crystal
$26.99  $29.99  inc GST    $24.54  $27.26  ex GST
Publication Date: 06/09/2012
ISBN: 9781846685675
Hardback: 224 pages
Published In: United Kingdom
Why is there an 'h' in ghost? William Caxton, inventor of the printing press and his Flemish employees are to blame: without a dictionary or style guide to hand in fifteenth century Bruges, the typesetters simply spelled it the way it sounded to the foreign ears, and it stuck. This book unearths the stories behind the rogue words that confound us.
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The Rowman & Littlefield Guide to Writing with Sources
by: James P. Davis
$14.35  $15.95  inc GST    $13.05  $14.50  ex GST
Edition: 4
Publication Date: 17/11/2011
ISBN: 9781442205697
Paperback: 96 pages
Published In: United States
The Rowman & Littlefield Guide to Writing with Sources offers the most thorough and up-to-date discussion of plagiarism and the proper use of sources available today. The new edition incorporates the latest revisions to MLA, CSE, and CMS styles and the lexicon of electronic materials. This succinct and accessible handbook helps writers of all levels to assess, quote, cite, and present informati...(view full description)
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The Chambers Thesaurus
 
$49.50  $55.00  inc GST    $45.00  $50.00  ex GST
ISBN: 9780550102485
The unrivalled thesaurus for word lovers. A veritable treasure-trove, with the greatest selection of alternative words and phrases available in an A to Z format. Discover a rich mix of modern vocabulary and archaic terms as well as slang and formal language
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The Story of English
The Story of English
How an Obscure Dialect Became the World's Most-Spoken Language
by: Joseph Piercy
$17.95  $19.95  inc GST    $16.32  $18.14  ex GST
ISBN: 9781843178835
Illustrates the history of how the relatively obscure dialects spoken by tribes from what are Denmark, the Low Countries and northern Germany, became the most widely spoken language in the world, and of how that language evolved during the last two millennia.
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A Guide to Writing as an Engineer #
by: David F. Beer
$64.75  $71.95  inc GST    $58.86  $65.41  ex GST
Edition: 3
Publication Date: 27/03/2009
ISBN: 9780470417010
Paperback: 288 pages
Published In: United Kingdom
* This invaluable resource guides engineers through the technical writing issues that are essential to becoming a technical writing expert. * The book deals with the content, organization, format, and style of specific kinds of engineering writing by using real examples of the engineering discipline.
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What Editors Want
What Editors Want
An Author's Guide to Scientific Journal Publishing
by: Philippa J. Benson
$26.95  $29.95  inc GST    $24.50  $27.23  ex GST
Publication Date: 11/2012
ISBN: 9780226043142
Paperback: 176 pages
Published In: United States
Instructs readers on how to identify the journals that are most likely to publish a given paper, how to write an effective cover letter, how to avoid common pitfalls of the submission process, and how to effectively navigate the all-important peer review process, including dealing with revisions and rejection.
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Teach Yourself Write Great Dialogue
by: Irving Weinman
$25.19  $27.99  inc GST    $22.90  $25.45  ex GST
ISBN: 9781444171167
Write superb dialogue that will help your book stand out from the crowd.
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The Horologicon
The Horologicon
A Day's Jaunt Through the Lost Words of the English Language
by: Mark Forsyth
$26.99  $29.99  inc GST    $24.54  $27.26  ex GST
ISBN: 9781848314153
The Horologicon - which means 'a book of things appropriate to each hour - follows a day in the life of unusual, beautiful and forgotten English words.
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