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15-Minute French: Learn in Just 12 Weeks

15-Minute French: Learn in Just 12 Weeks

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Teach yourself French in just 12 weeks with this fun-filled language course.

DK's 15 Minute French is the perfect course for busy people who want to learn French fast.
The 12 themed chapters are broken down into easy-to-follow 15-minute daily lessons, spanning a range of practical themes, including: leisure, business, food and drink, travel, and shopping.

Each lesson combines vocabulary and grammar essentials with attractive full-color images, making it quick, easy, and fun to learn new French vocabulary. There is no writing or homework - you simply use the cover flaps to hide the answers to exercises and test yourself as you learn. Each chapter ends with a review module, so you can track your progress and identify areas where you need further practice.

Fancy becoming a pro at the language? Then get stuck in to discover:

- Annotated photographic scenes and word lists make it easy to learn and remember new vocabulary.
- 12 fun chapters, each designed to take a week to master, providing an easy-to-follow structure for new learners.
- Easy-to-use pronunciation guide for every word, plus a dictionary and menu guide at the back of the book.
- Regular review modules to help you track progress and assess how well you have learned the vocabulary in each chapter

The course includes a free audio app that enables you to hear French words and phrases spoken by native speakers. Use the app alongside the book's easy-to-use pronunciation guides to perfect your pronunciation and practise French conversation in real-life situations. Whether you're a complete beginner or just in need of a refresher course, there's no easier way to learn French than with 15 Minute French.

At DK, we believe in the power of discovery. So why stop there?

Learn more languages with DK's 15 minute guides to Spanish, Mandarin, Arabic and more!

Alice in Wonderland (Foiled Journal)

Alice in Wonderland (Foiled Journal)

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New title in the Flame Tree Notebook collection, combining beautiful art with high-quality production, and featuring lined pages, a pocket at the back, two ribbon bookmarks and a solid magnetic side flap. Perfect as a gift, or an essential personal choice for writers, notetakers, travellers, students, and poets.

A FLAME TREE NOTEBOOK. Beautiful and luxurious the journals combine high-quality production with magnificent art. Perfect as a gift, and an essential personal choice for writers, notetakers, travellers, students, poets and diarists. Features a wide range of well-known and modern artists, with new artworks published throughout the year.

BEAUTIFULLY DESIGNED. The highly crafted covers are printed on foil paper, embossed then foil stamped, complemented by the luxury binding and rose red end-papers. The covers are created by our artists and designers who spend many hours transforming original artwork into gorgeous 3d masterpieces that feel good in the hand, and look wonderful on a desk or table.

PRACTICAL, EASY TO USE. Flame Tree Notebooks come with practical features too: a pocket at the back for scraps and receipts; two ribbon markers to help keep track of more than just a to-do list; robust ivory text paper, printed with lines; and when you need to collect other notes or scraps of paper the magnetic side flap keeps everything neat and tidy.

THE ARTIST. A hand-painted magic lantern slide from the National Science & Media Museum Collection, based on Sir John Tenniel's frontispiece illustration for Alice's Adventures in Wonderland. Though his primary occupation was as a political cartoonist and illustrator for Punch magazine, Tenniel is now remembered mainly for his illustrations of the Alice in Wonderland novels. The core of his technique was to imitate woodcut effect using ink and paper. Tenniel's charming illustrations have, of course, come to symbolize Alice for many.

THE FINAL WORD. As William Morris said, "Have nothing in your houses that you do not know to be useful, or believe to be beautiful."

And Then? and Then? What Else?

And Then? and Then? What Else?

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Writing as Lemony Snicket, Daniel Handler has led several generations of young readers into that special and curious space of being hopelessly lost, and joyfully finding yourself, in the essential strangeness of literature. The wondrous and perilous journey of the Baudelaire orphans sprung from the author's own path, from his childhood discovery of Baudelaire's poetry through the countless peculiarities of his pursuit of a literary life--abject failure and startling success, breakthrough and breakdown, concordance and controversy--lit along the way by the books and culture he loved best.

At once a personal memoir and a literary exploration, a how-to book and a critical inquiry, a sequence of stories and a series of events, And Then? And Then? What Else? is a book not just for anyone curious about the creator of Lemony Snicket, but for anyone who loved books when they were a child, and still loves them now.

ASSOCIATED PR STYLEBOOK

ASSOCIATED PR STYLEBOOK

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Master the style guidelines of news writing, editing, and common usage with this indispensable guide perfect for students and professional writers everywhere.
The style of The Associated Press is the gold standard for news writing. With the AP Stylebook in hand, you can learn how to write and edit with the clarity and professionalism for which their writers and editors are famous.

The AP Stylebook will help you master the AP's rules on grammar, spelling, punctuation, capitalization, abbreviation, word and numeral usage, and when to use "more than" instead of "over." To make navigating these specialty chapters even easier, the Stylebook includes a comprehensive index.

Fully revised and updated to keep pace with world events, common usage, and AP procedures, the AP Stylebook is the one reference that all writers, editors and students cannot afford to be without.

This edition contains more than 300 new and revised entries, including:
- A new chapter on inclusive storytelling: its importance and how to achieve it.
- Detailed guidance on writing about people with disabilities and disabled people.
- Many updates on immigration, the coronavirus, gender and race-related coverage, including the capitalization of Black and expanded use of singular they.
- A revised chapter on religion, with guidance on when Catholic rather than Roman Catholic should be used on first reference.
- A thoroughly updated chapter on using social media for reporting.

Eloquence: The Hidden Secret of Words that Change the World

Eloquence: The Hidden Secret of Words that Change the World

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Do you wish it was easy to be eloquent?

If you use these proven speaking patterns, it will be.

Eloquence doesn't have to be a mystery. You don't have to face uncertainty or anxiety when you present your ideas. You don't have to constantly question if you're "saying it right."

Millennia ago, Ancient Greeks found hidden patterns in powerful language. Recent scientific studies prove these patterns impact and influence people. History's great speeches rely on them.

What are they?

I know, and this book will teach you.

Without these forgotten frameworks and formulas, eloquence is a guessing game. With them, it is a guarantee.

They allow you to:

  • Speak with confidence
  • Captivate your audience
  • Convince and influence
  • Impact and inspire
  • Structure a clear argument
  • Make your ideas memorable
  • Tell engaging stories

  • The most eloquent leaders of history used these patterns. They are buried in John F. Kennedy's Inaugural Address. They are hidden in Lincoln's Gettysburg Address, and Martin Luther King's "I Have a Dream" speech. I've seen them applied over and over again in the legendary words of legendary leaders. Because I know what to look for.

    Are you ready to learn these little-known, time-tested speaking patterns, and unlock instant and easy eloquence?

    Eloquence now includes checklists, diagrams, infographics, and an extended prologue.

    Everything Essential French Book: All You Need to Learn French in No Time

    Everything Essential French Book: All You Need to Learn French in No Time

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    All the basics of French--fast and easy!

    Whether you are planning a vacation, adding a valuable second language to your resume, or simply brushing up on your skills, The Everything Essential French Book is your perfect introduction to the French language. With easy-to-follow instructions and simple explanations, this portable guide covers the most important basics, including:

  • The French alphabet, accents, and translation.
  • Common French phrases and greetings.
  • Everyday questions and answers.
  • Verb tenses and sentence structure.
  • How to place an order and give commands.
  • The Everything Essential French Book has all you need to get from bonjour to au revoir in no time!

    Everything German Phrase Book & Dictionary

    Everything German Phrase Book & Dictionary

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    The ultimate German guide for travel, business, and more!

    Whether you're traveling, taking a class, or meeting with clients, this pocket guide is packed with everything you'll need to speak, write, and understand basic German. Featuring hundreds of commonly used phrases, The Everything German Phrase Book and Dictionary provides you with the words you'll need in any setting. You'll be able to order dinner, talk on the phone, read street signs and train schedules, and shop with confidence. Organized by subject and situation, this handy guide includes information on:

  • Making introductions
  • Reading a menu and ordering a meal or a drink
  • Negotiating a bargain
  • Speaking to a doctor or emergency professional
  • Asking for directions
  • With German-English and English-German dictionaries and helpful pronunciation guides, you'll be able to find the right words when you need them. Tuck this guide into your carry-on bag, and you'll be ready for anything!

    French - English Illustrated Dictionary: A Bilingual Visual Guide to Over 10,000 French Words and Phrases

    French - English Illustrated Dictionary: A Bilingual Visual Guide to Over 10,000 French Words and Phrases

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    Learn more than 10,000 of the most useful words and phrases in French with this beautifully illustrated dictionary for French-language students.

    Building on the success of the English for Everyone course books and the Bilingual Visual Dictionary series, the French English Illustrated Dictionary uses crystal-clear illustrations to show the meaning of over 10,000 words of French vocabulary.

    The words are shown in a visual context in themed sections covering practical or everyday topics (such as shopping, food, or study), providing learners with all the vocabulary they need for work, travel, and leisure.

    Fancy becoming an expert in the language? Then open the pages of this French dictionary to discover:

    - A comprehensive guide to a wide range of useful French words and expressions.
    - Structured in clear sections based around a theme (e.g. sports, food and drink, transport).
    - Clear, attractive illustrations make the vocabulary easy to understand and remember.
    - Includes a beautiful illustration at the start of the section that sets the theme in context.

    French English Illustrated Dictionary is incredibly easy to use and can be used for self-study or as a reference in the classroom, and is suitable for learners at all levels, from beginner to advanced.


    Learning French vocabulary has never been easier with this visually stunning dictionary!

    German - English Illustrated Dictionary: A Bilingual Visual Guide to Over 10,000 German Words and Phrases

    German - English Illustrated Dictionary: A Bilingual Visual Guide to Over 10,000 German Words and Phrases

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    Learn more than 10,000 of the most useful words and phrases in German with this beautifully illustrated dictionary for German-language students.

    Building on the success of the English for Everyone course books and the Bilingual Visual Dictionary series, the German English Illustrated Dictionary uses crystal-clear illustrations to show the meaning of over 10,000 words of German vocabulary.

    The words are shown in a visual context in themed sections covering practical or everyday topics (such as shopping, food, or study), providing learners with all the vocabulary they need for work, travel, and leisure.

    Fancy becoming an expert in the language? Then open the pages of this German dictionary to discover:

    - A comprehensive guide to a wide range of useful German words and expressions.
    - Structured in clear sections based around a theme (e.g. sports, food and drink, transport).
    - Clear, attractive illustrations make the vocabulary easy to understand and remember.
    - Includes a beautiful illustration at the start of the section that sets the theme in context.

    German English Illustrated Dictionary is incredibly easy to use and can be used for self-study or as a reference in the classroom, and is suitable for learners at all levels, from beginner to advanced.

    Learning German vocabulary has never been easier with this visually stunning dictionary!

    Grim Reader: A Pharmacist's Guide to Putting Your Characters in Peril

    Grim Reader: A Pharmacist's Guide to Putting Your Characters in Peril

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    Many authors draw from headlines or movies rather than personal experience to write drug-related scenes, and the result may be more fiction than fact. So, how can you craft a convincing scene involving accidental use of fentanyl-tainted pot or a murder attempt with grandma's pain pills?

    A much-needed resource, The Grim Reader details how to write medical scenarios that result in realistic page-turners. As drug inaccuracies multiply in screenplays, scripts, novels, and audio plays, Dr. Miffie Seideman, Pharm.D. provides writers (and editors) with the background and authenticity necessary to develop plausible plotlines, including:

    - Pertinent drug facts, tips, and symptoms
    - Symptom timelines
    - Tips for developing historically accurate scenes
    - Common street drug names and slang
    - Sample scenarios to demonstrate how to weave the information into a believable scene
    - Writing prompts to provide scene starters and offer practice

    Combining Seideman's pharmacology knowledge with her love for creative writing, The Grim Reader is the ultimate guide to help authors craft accurate drug scenes and avoid medical mistakes.