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In his first book since the bestselling Fermat's Enigma, Simon Singh offers the first sweeping history of encryption, tracing its evolution and revealing the dramatic effects codes have had on wars, nations, and individual lives. From Mary, Queen of ...
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A lively linguistic exploration of the speech habits we love to hate—and why our “like”s and “literally”s actually make us better communicatorsParanoid about the “ums” and “uhs” that pepper ...
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This revolutionary book goes beyond any recent book on language to dissect how language operates in our minds and how to harness its virtually limitless power. As Dr. Marian explains, while you may well think you speak only one language, in fact you...
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An entertaining and informative guide to the most common 150 words even smart people use incorrectly, along with pithy forays into their fascinating etymologies and tangled histories of use and misuse. Even the most erudite among us use words ...
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For word nerds and grammar geeks, a witty guide to the most commonly mispronounced words, along with their correct pronunciations and pithy forays into their fascinating etymologies and histories of use and misuse.With wit and good humor, this h...
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What does it take to reinvent a language?After a meteoric rise, China today is one of the world’s most powerful nations. Just a century ago, it was a crumbling empire with literacy reserved for the elite few, as the world underwent a massive te...
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In this incisive blend of personal narrative and philosophical inquiry, journalist and activist Barrett Holmes Pitner seeks a new way to talk about racism in America.Can new language reshape our understanding of the past and expand the possibilities ...
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A New York Times bestseller One of the preeminent linguists of our time examines the realms of language that are considered shocking and taboo in order to understand what imbues curse words with such power--and why we love them so much.Profanity...
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At long last, a much-needed guidebook for well-intentioned people of pallor on what not to say to their African American "friends."Greetings, well-intentioned person of pallor.Your good intentions used to be enough. But in these diverse and divisive ...
ISBN: 9780593342237Unabridged Download
Bullshit isn’t what it used to be. Now, two science professors give us the tools to dismantle misinformation and think clearly in a world of fake news and bad data. Misinformation, disinformation, and fake news abo...
ISBN: 9780593147443Unabridged Download
“Do you want to write clearer, livelier prose? This witty primer will help.” —The New York Times Book ReviewAn exploration of how the most ordinary words can be turned into verbal constellations of extraordinary grace through t...
ISBN: 9780593150184Unabridged Download
AN INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER!! Named a Best Book of 2019 by TIME, Amazon, and The Washington Post A Wired Must-Read Book of Summer “Gretchen McCulloch is the internet’s favorite linguist, and this book is essential reading....
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