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The Book Of Times: From Seconds to Centuries, a Compendium of Measures, Lesley Alderman.
1 Lesley Alderman. The Book Of Times: From Seconds to Centuries, a Compendium of Measures
Avon 2013 0062074180 / 9780062074188 Paper back Like New Not issued 13.5 x 2.1 x 20.3 cm 
An endlessly fascinating, beautifully designed survey of time—how long things take, how long things last, and how we spend our days Our relationship to time is complex and paradoxical: Time stands still. Time also flies. Tomorrow is another day. Yet there's no time like the present. We want to do more in less time, but wish we could slow the clock. And despite all our time-saving devices—iPhones, DVRs, high-speed trains—Americans feel that they have less leisure time than ever. In an era when our time feels fractured and imperiled, The Book of Times encourages readers to ponder time used and time spent. How long does it take to find a new mate, digest a hamburger, or compose a symphony? How much time do we spend daydreaming, texting, and getting ready for work? The book challenges our beliefs and urges us to consider how, and why, some things get faster, some things slow down, and some things never change (the need for seven to eight hours of sleep). Packed with compelling charts, lists, and quizzes, as well as new and intriguing research, The Book of Times is an addictive, browsable, and provocative look at the idea of time from every direction. 
Price: 15.99 USD
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Teaching English to Young Learners, An Illustrated Guide for EFL Teacher Development - Trainer's Handbook, Marcia Fisk Ong & Vinodini Murugesan.
2 Marcia Fisk Ong & Vinodini Murugesan. Teaching English to Young Learners, An Illustrated Guide for EFL Teacher Development - Trainer's Handbook
Compass Publishing 2007 1599660296 / 9781599660295 Paper back New (Slight shelf wearing) 10.7 x 8.1 x 0.2 inches 
Teaching English to Young Learners is targeted at developing the potential of English language classroom teachers working with children. The Teacher Development Book presents a collection of twenty modules focusing on different aspects of teaching young learners. Each module consists of an instructional model in the form of a picture story accompanied by captions and speech bubbles. A Key Vocabulary list summarizes the verbs, nouns, and other content words that appear in the story. Specific mention is also made of specialized or unusual usages. Each picture story is followed by a series of activities highlighting aspects of the language and methodology demonstrated within it. These activities provide teachers with the opportunity to improve language proficiency and professional expertise by focusing on vocabulary review, grammar listening, constructing and compiling teaching resources, and reflection. Key Features - Twenty modules that can be explored in any order - Full-color picture stories showcasing practical teaching techniques and professional methodology - Ready-to-use language for classroom management and instruction - Professional terminology that appears in context - Practice activities, teacher-made resources, and reflection techniques - Transcripts and answer keys included for autonomous learning 
Price: 10.00 USD
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The Quote Verifier: Who Said What, Where, and When, Ralph Keyes.
3 Ralph Keyes. The Quote Verifier: Who Said What, Where, and When
St. Martin's Griffin 2006 0312340044 / 9780312340049 1st Paper back New Not issued 14 x 2.4 x 21.6 cm 
Our language is full of hundreds of quotations that are often cited but seldom confirmed. Ralph Keyes's The Quote Verifier considers not only classic misquotes such as "Nice guys finish last," and "Play it again, Sam," but more surprising ones such as "Ain't I a woman?" and "Golf is a good walk spoiled," as well as the origins of popular sayings such as "The opera ain't over till the fat lady sings," "No one washes a rented car," and "Make my day." Keyes's in-depth research routinely confounds widespread assumptions about who said what, where, and when. Organized in easy-to-access dictionary form, The Quote Verifier also contains special sections highlighting commonly misquoted people and genres, such as Yogi Berra and Oscar Wilde, famous last words, and misremembered movie lines. An invaluable resource for not just those with a professional need to quote accurately, but anyone at all who is interested in the roots of words and phrases, The Quote Verifier is not only a fascinating piece of literary sleuthing, but also a great read. 
Price: 15.95 USD
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What Are Universities For?, Stefan Collini.
4 Stefan Collini. What Are Universities For?
London: Penguin 2012 1846144825 / 9781846144820 1st Paper back New Not issued 5.1 x 0.5 x 8 inches 
Across the world, universities are more numerous than they have ever been, yet at the same time there is unprecedented confusion about their purpose and scepticism about their value. What Are Universities For? offers a spirited and compelling argument for completely rethinking the way we see our universities, and why we need them. Stefan Collini challenges the common claim that universities need to show that they help to make money in order to justify getting more money. Instead, he argues that we must reflect on the different types of institution and the distinctive roles they play. In particular we must recognize that attempting to extend human understanding, which is at the heart of disciplined intellectual enquiry, can never be wholly harnessed to immediate social purposes - particularly in the case of the humanities, which both attract and puzzle many people and are therefore the most difficult subjects to justify. At a time when the future of higher education lies in the balance, What Are Universities For? offers all of us a better, deeper and more enlightened understanding of why universities matter, to everyone. 
Price: 9.99 USD
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The Special-Needs Reading List: an annotated guide to the best publications for parents and professionals, Wilma K. Sweeney.
5 Wilma K. Sweeney. The Special-Needs Reading List: an annotated guide to the best publications for parents and professionals
Bethesda: Woodbine House 1998 0933149743 / 9780933149748 Paper back Like New (Slight self wearing) 27.9 x 21.8 x 2 cm 
Covering 700 authors and 200 organizations, this invaluable reference provides short reviews and recommendations of the best books, journals, newsletters, organizations, and other information sources about children with disabilities. Topics covered include disability awareness, Autism, Cerebral Palsy, Down Syndrome, Fetal Alcohol Syndrome, legal issues, education, and more. 
Price: 18.95 USD
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