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The Code Book Cover
Author: Simon Singh |
Release Date: May 30, 2023
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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Like, Literally, Dude Cover
Author: Valerie Fridland |
Release Date: April 18, 2023
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 ...
$20
ISBN: 9780593670828
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The Power of Language Cover
Author: Viorica Marian |
Release Date: April 04, 2023
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...
$20
ISBN: 9780593671603
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That Doesn't Mean What You Think It Means Cover
Author: Kathryn Petras and Ross Petras | Narrator: Kathryn Petras and Ross Petras
Release Date: February 21, 2023
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 ...
$15
ISBN: 9780593683484
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You're Saying It Wrong Cover
Author: Kathryn Petras and Ross Petras | Narrator: Kathryn Petras and Ross Petras
Release Date: January 17, 2023
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...
$15
ISBN: 9780593683460
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You're Saying It Wrong Cover
Author: Jing Tsu | Narrator: Jing Tsu
Release Date: January 18, 2022
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...
Author: Barrett Holmes Pitner | Narrator: Barrett Holmes Pitner
Release Date: October 12, 2021
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 ...
Author: John McWhorter | Narrator: John McWhorter
Release Date: May 04, 2021
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...
Author: Adam Smyer | Narrator: Donald Faison
Release Date: September 01, 2020
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 ...
Author: Carl T. Bergstrom and Jevin D. West | Narrator: Patrick Zeller
Release Date: August 04, 2020
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...
Author: Joe Moran | Narrator: John Lee
Release Date: August 13, 2019
“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...
Author: Gretchen McCulloch | Narrator: Gretchen McCulloch
Release Date: July 23, 2019
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....