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The Secret Life of Word by Robert Delwood

Title The Secret Life of Word
Author Robert Delwood
Publisher XML Press
Release 2011-05-15
Category Computers
Total Pages 274
ISBN 1457182300
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

The Secret Life of Word looks at Microsoft Word from the perspective of technical and other professional writers. It gives writers an in-depth look at the hidden capabilities of Word, and shows how to take advantage of those capabilities without being a programmer. The Secret Life of Word will help you master the full gamut of Word mysteries, including AutoCorrect, QuickParts, BuildingBlocks, macros, Smart Tags, program-less VBA programming, and much more. There's something here for everyone who uses Microsoft Word, from new users to experts. Inside the Book Preface Introduction to Word Automation Creating Macros Find and Replace Fields, Form Fields, and Content Controls AutoCorrect and AutoText/Building Blocks Smart Tags Exchanging Data Code Samples Automation Related Topics Glossary, Bibliography, and Index

The Secret Life of Words by Henry Hitchings

Title The Secret Life of Words
Author Henry Hitchings
Publisher Hachette UK
Release 2009-04-02
Category History
Total Pages 300
ISBN 1848542615
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

Communication is essential to our lives, but how often do we stop to think about where the words we use have come from? Have you ever thought about which words in English have been borrowed from Arabic, French or Dutch? Try admiral, landscape and marmalade just for starters. The Secret Life of Words is a wide-ranging account not only of the history of English, but also of how words witness history, reflect social change and remind us of our turbulent past. Henry Hitchings delves into our promiscuous language and reveals how and why it has absorbed words from more than 350 other languages many originating from the most unlikely of places, such as shampoo from Hindi and kiosk from Turkish. From the Norman Conquest to the present day, Hitchings narrates the story of English as an archive of our human experience and uncovers the secrets behind everyday words. This is a celebration of our language; after reading it, you will never again take the words we use for granted.

The Secret Life of Pronouns by James W. Pennebaker

Title The Secret Life of Pronouns
Author James W. Pennebaker
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing USA
Release 2011-08-23
Category Language Arts & Disciplines
Total Pages 368
ISBN 1608194973
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

A surprising and entertaining explanation of how the words we use (even the ones we don't notice) reveal our personalities, emotions, and identities. We spend our lives communicating. In the last fifty years, we've zoomed through radically different forms of communication, from typewriters to tablet computers, text messages to tweets. We generate more and more words with each passing day. Hiding in that deluge of language are amazing insights into who we are, how we think, and what we feel. In The Secret Life of Pronouns, social psychologist and language expert James W. Pennebaker uses his groundbreaking research in computational linguistics-in essence, counting the frequency of words we use-to show that our language carries secrets about our feelings, our self-concept, and our social intelligence. Our most forgettable words, such as pronouns and prepositions, can be the most revealing: their patterns are as distinctive as fingerprints. Using innovative analytic techniques, Pennebaker X-rays everything from Craigslist advertisements to the Federalist Papers-or your own writing, in quizzes you can take yourself-to yield unexpected insights. Who would have predicted that the high school student who uses too many verbs in her college admissions essay is likely to make lower grades in college? Or that a world leader's use of pronouns could reliably presage whether he led his country into war? You'll learn why it's bad when politicians use "we" instead of "I," what Lady Gaga and William Butler Yeats have in common, and how Ebenezer Scrooge's syntax hints at his self-deception and repressed emotion. Barack Obama, Sylvia Plath, and King Lear are among the figures who make cameo appearances in this sprightly, surprising tour of what our words are saying-whether we mean them to or not.

The Secret Life of the Dyslexic Child by Robert Frank, Ph.D.

Title The Secret Life of the Dyslexic Child
Author Robert Frank, Ph.D.
Publisher Rodale
Release 2002-10-11
Category Family & Relationships
Total Pages 278
ISBN 9781579545789
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

An educational psychologist and family therapist draws on his own experiences as a dyslexic to help parents understand their own dyslexic child and their fears, frustrations, and goals, explaining how to help alleviate children's pain with the help of special exercises designed to stimulate a child's ability to think and helpful advice on dealing with dyslexia in a positive way. 17,500 first printing.

The Secret Life of Water by Masaru Emoto

Title The Secret Life of Water
Author Masaru Emoto
Publisher Simon and Schuster
Release 2010-06-22
Category Body, Mind & Spirit
Total Pages 234
ISBN 145161263X
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

"A small adventure beginning with a tiny little water crystal has spread to people all over the world, creating a growing movement. Hearts have been opened, and love, gratitude, and a hope for peace have spilled out, opening the way for a new adventure." From its arrival on earth to the vast areas it traverses before emptying into the sea, water holds all the knowledge and experience it has acquired. As phenomenal as it may seem, water carries its whole history, just as we carry ours. It carries secrets, too. In "The Secret Life of Water, "bestselling author Masaru Emoto guides us along water's remarkable journey through our planet and continues his work to reveal water's secret life to humankind. He shows how we can apply its wisdom to our own lives, and how, by learning to respect and appreciate water, we can better confront the challenges that face the twenty-first century -- and rejuvenate the planet. "Water has a memory and carries within it our thoughts and prayers. As you yourself are water, no matter where you are, your prayers will be carried to the rest of the world."

Life Writing by Donald J. Winslow

Title Life Writing
Author Donald J. Winslow
Publisher University of Hawaii Press
Release 1995-01-01
Category Language Arts & Disciplines
Total Pages 92
ISBN 9780824817138
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

This text presents an introduction and a reference source of terms in the writing of biographies, autobiographies and related literature.

Title The Secret Life of Literature
Author Lisa Zunshine
Publisher MIT Press
Release 2022-03-15
Category Science
Total Pages 336
ISBN 0262367645
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

An innovative account that brings together cognitive science, ethnography, and literary history to examine patterns of “mindreading” in a wide range of literary works. For over four thousand years, writers have been experimenting with what cognitive scientists call “mindreading”: constantly devising new social contexts for making their audiences imagine complex mental states of characters and narrators. In The Secret Life of Literature, Lisa Zunshine uncovers these mindreading patterns, which have, until now, remained invisible to both readers and critics, in works ranging from The Epic of Gilgamesh to Invisible Man. Bringing together cognitive science, ethnography, and literary studies, this engaging book transforms our understanding of literary history. Central to Zunshine’s argument is the exploration of mental states “embedded” within each other, as, for instance, when Ellison’s Invisible Man is aware of how his white Communist Party comrades pretend not to understand what he means, when they want to reassert their position of power. Paying special attention to how race, class, and gender inform literary embedments, Zunshine contrasts this dynamic with real-life patterns studied by cognitive and social psychologists. She also considers community-specific mindreading values and looks at the rise and migration of embedment patterns across genres and national literary traditions, noting particularly the use of deception, eavesdropping, and shame as plot devices. Finally, she investigates mindreading in children’s literature. Stories for children geared toward different stages of development, she shows, provide cultural scaffolding for initiating young readers into a long-term engagement with the secret life of literature.

Word by Word by Kory Stamper

Title Word by Word
Author Kory Stamper
Publisher Vintage
Release 2017-03-14
Category Reference
Total Pages 336
ISBN 1101870958
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

“We think of English as a fortress to be defended, but a better analogy is to think of English as a child. We love and nurture it into being, and once it gains gross motor skills, it starts going exactly where we don’t want it to go: it heads right for the goddamned electrical sockets.” With wit and irreverence, lexicographer Kory Stamper cracks open the obsessive world of dictionary writing, from the agonizing decisions about what to define and how to do it to the knotty questions of ever-changing word usage. Filled with fun facts—for example, the first documented usage of “OMG” was in a letter to Winston Churchill—and Stamper’s own stories from the linguistic front lines (including how she became America’s foremost “irregardless” apologist, despite loathing the word), Word by Word is an endlessly entertaining look at the wonderful complexities and eccentricities of the English language.

Title Lucid Dreaming The Secret Life of Lucidity
Author Fredrick Deacon
Publisher Fredrick Deacon
Release 2015-03-13
Category Body, Mind & Spirit
Total Pages 175
ISBN
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

Revised and updated. This book is not about the occasional, or accidental lucid dream. This book contains the methods by which a person may practice the art of lucid dreaming. The aim of this work is to reveal the methods by which a person can lucid dream. When I write lucid dream, I mean conscious dream. The Secret Life of Lucidity is the most practical, non subjective, holistic dream work method you will find. This method is not for the obtaining of an occasional lucid dream but of a life long practice. At the end of each chapter I will give you a step in accomplishing lucidity. Each step is meant to build upon the other culminating in a life long practice which is the goal. In most cases, but not all, the chapter and step will be related. Be sure to follow my prescriptions. Wait to be successful before changing the order of the steps, or even customizing your practice to fit who you are, and yes upon becoming familiar with the landscape of consciousness and dreams you will be a master, comparatively, in your own right, and can change things as you see fit.

Lost for Words by Lynda Mugglestone

Title Lost for Words
Author Lynda Mugglestone
Publisher Yale University Press
Release 2005-01-01
Category History
Total Pages 310
ISBN 9780300106992
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

Examines the hidden history through which the Oxford English Dictionary came into being in a study that traces the personal battles involved in chronicling an ever-changing language.