Memorable Quotations

English Writers of the Past

Author: Carol A. Dingle

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 0595163815

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 244

View: 2023


This remarkable collection of quotations is a treasure trove of discerning wisdom, lovely thoughts, and perceptive wit gleaned from the writing of 162 of England’s finest writers of the past. Both entertaining and thought-provoking, this book acquaints the reader with lumanaries of English literature, including Jane Austen, Francis Bacon, the Brontës, Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Robert Browning, Samuel Butler, Lord Byron, Lewis Carroll, G. K. Chesterton, Agatha Christie, Samuel Taylor Coleridge, Noël Coward, Charles Dickens, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, George Eliot, Henry Fielding, E. M. Forster, Graham Greene, Thomas Hardy, Aldous Huxley, Ben Jonson, John Keats, D. H. Lawrence, C. S. Lewis, W. Somerset Maugham, George Meredith, John Milton, George Orwell, William Shakespeare, Percy Bysshe Shelley, Lord Tennyson, William Makepeace Thackeray, Evelyn Waugh, H. G. Wells, and Virginia Woolf.

The Handbook of Interior Architecture and Design

Author: Graeme Brooker,Lois Weinthal

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1472539044

Category: Design

Page: 672

View: 4072


The Handbook of Interior Architecture and Design offers a compelling collection of original essays that seek to examine the shifting role of interior architecture and interior design, and their importance and meaning within the contemporary world. Interior architecture and interior design are disciplines that span a complexity of ideas, ranging from human behaviour and anthropology to history and the technology of the future. Approaches to designing the interior are in a constant state of flux, reflecting and adapting to the changing systems of history, culture and politics. It is this process that allows interior design to be used as evidence for identifying patterns of consumption, gender, identity and social issues. The Handbook of Interior Architecture and Design provides a pioneering overview of the ideas and arrangements within the two disciplines that make them such important platforms from which to study the way humans interact with the space around them. Covering a wide range of thought and research, the book enables the reader to investigate fully the changing face of interior architecture and interior design, while offering questions about their future trajectory.

Memorable Quotations

American Women Writers of the Past

Author: Diana J. Dell

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 0595162304

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 328

View: 6877


This impressive collection of quotations is a treasure of discerning wisdom, lovely thoughts, and perceptive wit-gleaned from the writing of over 200 of America's best women writers of the past. This entertaining and thought-provoking book reacquaints the reader with famous writers-Louisa May Alcott, Faith Baldwin, Erma Bombeck, Margaret Bourke-White, Pearl S. Buck, Taylor Caldwell, Rachel Carson, Willa Cather, Kate Chopin, Emily Dickinson, Edna Ferber, Zona Gale, Lillian Hellman, Zora Neale Hurston, Shirley Jackson, Clare Boothe Luce, Dorothy Parker, Jessamyn West, Edith Wharton-and lesser-known authors, such as Elisabeth Marbury, Maria McIntosh, Agnes Meyer, Maria Mitchell, Margaret Preston, Evelyn Scott, to name only a few.

Gaither's Dictionary of Scientific Quotations

A Collection of Approximately 27,000 Quotations Pertaining to Archaeology, Architecture, Astronomy, Biology, Botany, Chemistry, Cosmology, Darwinism, Engineering, Geology, Mathematics, Medicine, Nature, Nursing, Paleontology, Philosophy, Physics, Probability, Science, Statistics, Technology, Theory, Universe, and Zoology

Author: Carl C. Gaither,Alma E. Cavazos-Gaither

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1461411130

Category: Science

Page: 2770

View: 4216


This unprecedented collection of 27,000 quotations is the most comprehensive and carefully researched of its kind, covering all fields of science and mathematics. With this vast compendium you can readily conceptualize and embrace the written images of scientists, laymen, politicians, novelists, playwrights, and poets about humankind's scientific achievements. Approximately 9000 high-quality entries have been added to this new edition to provide a rich selection of quotations for the student, the educator, and the scientist who would like to introduce a presentation with a relevant quotation that provides perspective and historical background on his subject. Gaither's Dictionary of Scientific Quotations, Second Edition, provides the finest reference source of science quotations for all audiences. The new edition adds greater depth to the number of quotations in the various thematic arrangements and also provides new thematic categories.

"Quote-a-Day" Writing Prompts

180 Thought-Provoking Quotations with Engaging Prompts to Spark Students' Writing Every Day of the School Year

Author: Jacqueline Sweeney

Publisher: Scholastic Inc.

ISBN: 9780439200073

Category: Education

Page: 80

View: 8751


Provides a quote for every day of the year and a creative writing exercise to go along with it.

Oxford Dictionary of Modern Quotations

Author: Elizabeth Knowles

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199208956

Category: Reference

Page: 479

View: 3903


More than five thousand quotations, that range in time from Scott's Antarctic expedition in 1912 to the attack on the World Trade Center in 2001, are gathered in a comprehensive, updated resource that evokes a fascinating picture of the social, political, cultural, and scientific highlights of modern times.

Writing about Literature

Essay and Translation Skills for University Students of English and Foreign Literature

Author: Judith Woolf

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415314442

Category: Education

Page: 172

View: 1373


With a major emphasis on the craft of writing, discusses style, structure, vocabulary, grammar, punctuation, and spelling.

The Oxford Dictionary of American Quotations

Author: Hugh Rawson,Margaret Miner

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0195168232

Category: Reference

Page: 898

View: 7864


Collects the words of Americans from all walks of life, presenting more than five thousand entries in a browser-friendly, cross-referenced, and single-column format that encompasses more than five hundred topics.

Voice of the Past

Oral History

Author: Paul Thompson

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: 0192893173

Category: History

Page: 368

View: 8285


The author offers advice on designing an oral history project and discusses the reliability of oral evidence. This third edition considers the use of new technologies, including video, in the recording of historical information.

Inventing English

A Portable History of the Language

Author: Seth Lerer

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 0231510764

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 320

View: 3428


Why is there such a striking difference between English spelling and English pronunciation? How did our seemingly relatively simple grammar rules develop? What are the origins of regional dialect, literary language, and everyday speech, and what do they have to do with you? Seth Lerer's Inventing English is a masterful, engaging history of the English language from the age of Beowulf to the rap of Eminem. Many have written about the evolution of our grammar, pronunciation, and vocabulary, but only Lerer situates these developments in the larger history of English, America, and literature. Lerer begins in the seventh century with the poet Caedmon learning to sing what would become the earliest poem in English. He then looks at the medieval scribes and poets who gave shape to Middle English. He finds the traces of the Great Vowel Shift in the spelling choices of letter writers of the fifteenth century and explores the achievements of Samuel Johnson's Dictionary of 1755 and The Oxford English Dictionary of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. He describes the differences between English and American usage and, through the example of Mark Twain, the link between regional dialect and race, class, and gender. Finally, he muses on the ways in which contact with foreign languages, popular culture, advertising, the Internet, and e-mail continue to shape English for future generations. Each concise chapter illuminates a moment of invention-a time when people discovered a new form of expression or changed the way they spoke or wrote. In conclusion, Lerer wonders whether globalization and technology have turned English into a world language and reflects on what has been preserved and what has been lost. A unique blend of historical and personal narrative, Inventing English is the surprising tale of a language that is as dynamic as the people to whom it belongs.