The Wonderful World Of Words

Author: Mitchell Symons
ISBN: 9781782437666
Size: 18,16 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Did you know that 'Almost' is the longest word in the English language with all the letters in alphabetical order? Or that 'Stewardesses' is the longest word you can type solely with your left hand? Or that fireflies aren't flies, they're beetles? From information about words and their uses, useful lists of things you never knew had names, palindromes, famous lines from literature and film, to bizarre test answers and much, much more, The Wonderful World of Words is bursting with truly oddball facts about words and language - and will have you hooked from the very first page. An essential guide for anyone interested in a humorous look at the world of language.

Weird And Wonderful World Of Words

Author: Charles Hope
ISBN: 9781742034034
Size: 16,24 MB
Format: PDF
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Words are wonderful. They can play tricks on the brain and trip up the tongue. They can be easy to spill yet difficult to spit out. They can cause magic and mayhem, pleasure and pain, and fun and frustration. Welcome to the weird and wonderful world of words.

The Wonderful World Of Om

Author: Desmond E. Berghofer
Editor: Trafford Publishing
ISBN: 1490782346
Size: 19,61 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
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The Wonderful World of Om takes the young reader to an imaginary parallel world where the difficulties of our own world just do not exist, because no one ever created them by making bad choices. However, things are not perfect in Om, and the young hero of the story, Sam Warner (aged eleven) is called upon to use his skills as a champion bowler to save the land from serious danger. Sam has suffered the disillusionment of seeing his bowling alley in Vancouver demolished without any serious effort by those in authority to save it. It is never quite clear whether his journey to Om is no more than a dream or whether it arises from a mysterious combination of cosmic forces that have been set in motion to right the wrong that he has experienced. Guaranteed to touch the heart strings and bring smiles and many moments of laugh-out-loud enjoyment to readers of every age, but especially to those willing to travel in imagination to places of wonder where everyone is encouraged to be the best that they can be.

The Wonderful World Of Joseph Mccrumble

Author: Mark Booth
Editor: Mark Booth
ISBN: 1846855055
Size: 18,90 MB
Format: PDF, Docs
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The Wonderful World of Joseph McCrumble' is a highly entertaining, but occasionally tragic, insight into the life and times of Dr Joseph McCrumble; an erstwhile yet quietly charismatic scientist-artist who is thrust into the world of celebrity after consulting on a doomed reality-TV programme. Writing in his on-line diary, Dr McCrumble sets out to simply enlighten the public to his valuable work on parasites of both animals and humans, undertaken at the now infamous Cumbernauld Institute of Parasitology (location undisclosed, but definitely nowhere near the Scottish new town of Cumbernauld). Unfortunately, events soon take a turn for the worse, and we begin a tumultuous adventure with more twists and turns than an amateur plumbing convention. On the lighter side, there's kleptomania, kidnapping, nocturnal clinches with naked strangers, unexpected pregnancy and imprisonment. All these escapades involve his family and colleagues, whose gamut of quirks and idiosyncrasies can only be described as 'colourful.' A more life-threatening aspect of the author's life is seen when his diary takes us on precarious journeys to the wildlife parks of East Africa, the blustery highlands of Scotland, and the dark, ominous jungles of Papua New Guinea - a place where Dr McCrumble has experiences that even Joseph Conrad (author: The Heart of Darkness) would balk at. Despite the plethora of tragicomic events that Dr McCrumble has to endure, he maintains his philanthropic ethos and insists that a large slab of the profits of this book, his self-declared magnum opus, be shared between the Matangini Project (a charitable venture supporting community projects in East Africa), and Children In Need. Note: This edition of the diary also contains a 70 page story called 'Five Days in Denver' - an entirely fictional and racy account of scientists behaving badly at a scientific conference.

The Wonderful World Of Relativity

Author: Andrew Steane
Editor: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199694613
Size: 12,61 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
Read: 444

This book provides a lively and visual introduction to Einstein's theory of relativity. It brings to life the excitement of this fascinating subject, for an audience including young people at school (post-16) and the general public with an interest in modern physics. It is different from existing books in that is uses many diagrams and simple equations (the reader is carefully guided through them), and richly rewards the reader with beautiful mathematical and physical insights. It begins by introducing spacetime, in the familiar context of low velocities. It then shows how Einstein's theory forces us to understand time in a new way. Paradoxes and puzzles are introduced and resolved, and the book culminates in a thorough unfolding of the relation between mass and energy. The book draws on the author's many years of experience in writing articles and reviews for a non-expert readership, and presenting physics to school pupils.

The Wonderful World Of Dissocia

Author: Anthony Neilson
Editor: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1472508025
Size: 11,35 MB
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Lisa Jones is on a journey. It's a colourful and exciting off-kilter trip in search of one lost hour that has tipped the balance of her life. The inhabitants of the wonderful world she finds herself in - Dissocia - are a curious blend of the funny, the friendly and the brutal. Produced originally for the 2004 Edinburgh International Festival, The Wonderful World of Dissocia wowed critics and audiences alike. This Modern Classics edition cements the status of this hugely original play, both magical and moving, that confirmed Anthony Neilson as one of major voices in contemporary British Theatre. As Neilson himself put it, 'If you like Alice in Wonderland but there's not enough sex and violence in it, then Dissocia is the show for you'. This Modern Classic edition features an introduction by Dr Trish Reid.

The Wonderful World Of Podcasting

Author: Victor K. Pryles
Editor: Self
ISBN: 0978616227
Size: 13,71 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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The Wonderful World Of Books

Author: Alfred Stefferud
Size: 18,81 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Macmillan First Dictionary

Author: Judith S. Levey
Editor: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 0027617319
Size: 10,80 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
Read: 717

An alphabetical list of nearly 2200 common words with meanings, explanatory sentences, and illustrations for those words considered "conceptual".

The Wonderful World Of Work

Author: Jeanette Purkis
Editor: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 0857009230
Size: 11,50 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
Read: 241

This hands-on workbook demystifies the world of work in order to help teenagers with Asperger syndrome (Autism Spectrum Disorder) feel confident in their ability to be successful at their studies and get a job. Each chapter talks the teen through a different element of employment, including the benefits of having a job, why education is important, how to write a resume and succeed at job interviews, and the advantages and disadvantages of autism in the workplace. A variety of different industries and jobs are explored to encourage teens to begin to think about careers that might appeal to them and suit their skills and interests. Full of practical information, engaging activities, funny illustrations and inspiring personal stories, this book gives Asperteens a positive image of what people on the autism spectrum can achieve and is an essential career guidance aid for parents and teachers working with young adults.