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Wonders of Nature (Little Golden Book)
Wonders of Nature (Little Golden Book)
by Jane Werner Watson
Edition: Hardcover
Price: $3.99
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5.0 out of 5 stars Lovely book, January 15, 2013
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The book has beautiful illustrations and is uncomplicated and pleasant. The pictures are clear and classical Eloise Wilkins style, and children really like them.


Bananagrams
Bananagrams
Price: $11.37
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5.0 out of 5 stars Perfect for EFL as well as Native Speakers, January 15, 2013
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I use this with EFL and Native Speaker classes in Israel. The kids love the game and it has really helped them acquire new words and improve their spelling! We keep a dictionary on hand to check whether words are "legal" and they discover even more words in the process. It's a perfect way to make learning fun and to break the routine. However, one package is not enough (our classes are very large) and it makes sense to split the class into several game areas.


English Essentials
English Essentials
by John Langan
Edition: Paperback
31 used & new from $0.33

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent book for teaching English writing ++, March 2, 2010
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This book helps high school and college students improve their writing by providing clear, straightforward, and excellent examples of grammar, punctuation and sentence structures / usage. It has a short but very useful section on the process of writing / drafting an essay (it does not go into in-depth explanations on thesis paragraphs building etc. etc.)
I love it and my students love it. I use it for ESL teaching as well as for native speakers developing their writing skills. The book is also well designed, with spacing that makes the text friendly and accessible rather than daunting. The photos are very good - normal people doing normal things, easy for readers to identify with and understand.


Lewis Carroll's Symbolic Logic
Lewis Carroll's Symbolic Logic
by William Warren Bartley
Edition: Paperback
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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Charles Dodgson / Lewis Carroll's Symbolic Logic, October 17, 2008
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This book has been extremely helpful to me in writing my PhD thesis on Dodgson (Carroll) and his remarkable didactic approach. Unlike many other Victorians, Dodgson used fantasy, imagination,humor and vivid visual descriptions and charts to teach logic to students of all ages - from young children (like Alice) to high school teachers in girls' schools (he promoted logic to all sexes!) and to students in college. Bartley's book presents in a clear and comprehensive manner many of Dodgson's syllogisms and graphic techniques. It also provides insight into Dodgson's methods and history in the introduction, as well as presenting information such as letters and illustrations that shed light on Dodgson's way of thinking. Students / teachers of logic / computer science will be interested in the problem set presented in the second half of the book, with various versions and solutions, including the Members of Parliament Problem and Froggy's problem.


The Dream of the Moving Statue
The Dream of the Moving Statue
by Kenneth Gross
Edition: Paperback
Price: $31.45
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Interesting to read and full of creative ideas, October 4, 2007
The book covers a broad gamut of subjects and genres (film, poetry, etc.), and presents many interesting ideas. It is a pleasure to read for literature and visual art lovers alike. Many of the analyses employ a Freudian theory approach. I found the text useful for my doctoral research on animation of objects, specifically because it made me aware of the difficulty in differentiating between animation that is inherent in the object versus animation generated in the eyes (and brain) of the beholders.


Everyday Life in the 1800s: A Guide for Writers, Students & Historians (Writer's Guides to Everyday Life)
Everyday Life in the 1800s: A Guide for Writers, Students & Historians (Writer's Guides to Everyday Life)
by Marc McCutcheon
Edition: Paperback
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11 of 13 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Mediocre, missing essential information, poorly constructed, June 12, 2006
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This book lacks any information about education. Such an essential subject - affecting children and adults alike - should certainly be included.

Nor does it include information about art (visual/performing) or literature pertinent to the people at the time.

It also has no index, so that searching for anything is ridiculously slow.

Visuals are lacking - textual descriptions of hair or various equipment are poor substitutes for an image.

Essentially it is a poorly organized dictionary, and stating that it is "a guide for writers, students and historians" is an overstatement to say the least!
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