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Air and Light and Time and Space: How Successful Academics Write

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From the author of Stylish Academic Writing comes an essential new guide for writers aspiring to become more productive and take greater pleasure in their craft. Helen Sword interviewed one hundred academics worldwide about their writing background and practices. Relatively few were trained as writers, she found, and yet all have developed strategies to thrive in their publish-or-perish environment.

So how do these successful academics write, and where do they find the "air and light and time and space," in the words of poet Charles Bukowski, to get their writing done? What are their formative experiences, their daily routines, their habits of mind? How do they summon up the courage to take intellectual risks and the resilience to deal with rejection?

Sword identifies four cornerstones that anchor any successful writing practice: Behavioral habits of discipline and persistence; Artisanal habits of craftsmanship and care; Social habits of collegiality and collaboration; and Emotional habits of positivity and pleasure. Building on this "BASE," she illuminates the emotional complexity of the writing process and exposes the lack of writing support typically available to early-career academics. She also lays to rest the myth that academics must produce safe, conventional prose or risk professional failure. The successful writers profiled here tell stories of intellectual passions indulged, disciplinary conventions subverted, and risk-taking rewarded. Grounded in empirical research and focused on sustainable change, Air & Light & Time & Space offers a customizable blueprint for refreshing personal habits and creating a collegial environment where all writers can flourish.

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9780674737709
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2017-04-17
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Art of Creative Research: A Field Guide for Writers

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All writers conduct research. For some this means poring over records and combing, archives but for many creative writers research happens in the everyday world--when they scribble an observation on the subway, when they travel to get the feel for a city, or when they strike up a conversation with an interesting stranger.
The Art of Creative Research helps writers take this natural inclination to explore and observe and turn it into a workable--and enjoyable--research plan. It shows that research shouldn't be seen as a dry, plodding aspect of writing. Instead, it's an art that all writers can master, one that unearths surprises and fuels imagination. This lends authenticity to fiction and poetry as well as nonfiction.
Philip Gerard distills the process into fundamental questions: How do you conduct research? And what can you do with the information you gather? He covers both in-person research and work in archives and illustrates how the different types of research can be incorporated into stories, poems, and essays using examples from a wide range of writers in addition to those from his own projects. Throughout, Gerard brings knowledge from his seasoned background into play, drawing on his experiences as a reporter and a writer of both fiction and nonfiction. His enthusiasm for adventure is infectious and will inspire writers to step away from the keyboard and into the world.
"Research can take you to that golden intersection where the personal meets the public, the private crosses the universal, where the best literature lives," Gerard writes. With his masterly guidance, anyone can become an expert in artful investigation.
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9780226179803
Publication Date: 
2017-02-21

CAMBRIDGE WORLD GAZETTEER

$34.50
From Aachen to Zwolle, this reference spots the most recent global geographic developments and provides systematic coverage of stable administrative divisions and population. 150 maps.
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9780521394383
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1989-12-31
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Chicago Guide to Grammar, Usage, and Punctuation

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Few people can write on the English language with the authority of Bryan A. Garner. The author of The Chicago Manual of Style's popular "Grammar and Usage" chapter, Garner explains the vagaries of English with absolute precision and utmost clarity. With The Chicago Guide to Grammar, Usage, and Punctuation, he has written the definitive guide for writers who want their prose to be both memorable and correct.

Throughout the book Garner describes standard literary English--the forms that mark writers and speakers as educated users of the language. He also offers historical context for understanding the development of these forms. The section on grammar explains how the canonical parts of speech came to be identified, while the section on syntax covers the nuances of sentence patterns as well as both traditional sentence diagramming and transformational grammar. The usage section provides an unprecedented trove of empirical evidence in the form of Google Ngrams, diagrams that illustrate the changing prevalence of specific terms over decades and even centuries of English literature. Garner also treats punctuation and word formation, and concludes the book with an exhaustive glossary of grammatical terms and a bibliography of suggested further reading and references.

The Chicago Guide to Grammar, Usage, and Punctuation is a magisterial work, the culmination of Garner's lifelong study of the English language. The result is a landmark resource that will offer clear guidelines to students, writers, and editors alike.

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9780226188850
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2016-05-16

Chicago Manual of Style, 16th Edition

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The Sixteenth Edition is available in book form and as a subscription website. The same content from The Chicago Manual of Style is in both versions.

While digital technologies have revolutionized the publishing world in the twenty-first century, one thing still remains true: The Chicago Manual of Style is the authoritative, trusted source that writers, editors, and publishers turn to for guidance on style and process. For the sixteenth edition, every aspect of coverage has been reconsidered to reflect how publishing professionals work today. Though processes may change, the Manual continues to offer the clear, well-considered style and usage advice it has for more than a century.

The sixteenth edition offers expanded information on producing electronic publications, including web-based content and e-books. An updated appendix on production and digital technology demystifies the process of electronic workflow and offers a primer on the use of XML markup, and a revised glossary includes a host of terms associated with electronic as well as print publishing. The Chicago system of documentation has been streamlined and adapted for a variety of online and digital sources. Figures and tables are updated throughout the book--including a return to the Manual's popular hyphenation table and new, comprehensive listings of Unicode numbers for special characters.

With the wisdom of a hundred years of editorial practice and a wealth of industry expertise from both Chicago's staff and an advisory board of publishing professionals, The Chicago Manual of Style, 16th edition, is an invaluable resource in this rapidly changing world. If you work with words--no matter what the delivery medium--this is the one reference you simply must have.

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9780226104201
Publication Date: 
2010-08-01

CITE RIGHT: A QUICK GUIDE TO CITATION STYLES

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0226484754
Publication Date: 
2006-08-01

COMMON WRITER

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What makes good writing good? Can anyone learn to write well? How does language work? The Common Writer explores questions such as these, suggesting ways in which writers can best express what they want to say and communicate it to their readers. Invoking the experience (and words) of many famous writers, it acknowledges the complexities of meaning, and examines the gap between words and the things they refer to. From that gap emerge ideas about metaphor, irony, and subjectivity - things that the capable writer learns to control and put to work. The book clarifies vexed issues like correctness, ambiguity and point of view and anlayses the writing process in the light of the fascinating story of how our language and alphabet have developed. The final chapter summarizes some of the latest developments in the teaching of writing. An appendix of practical exercises is included.
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9780195582215
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1993-10-01
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Craft of Research (4th ed.)

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With more than three-quarters of a million copies sold since its first publication, The Craft of Research has helped generations of researchers at every level--from first-year undergraduates to advanced graduate students to research reporters in business and government--learn how to conduct effective and meaningful research. Conceived by seasoned researchers and educators Wayne C. Booth, Gregory G. Colomb, and Joseph M. Williams, this fundamental work explains how to find and evaluate sources, anticipate and respond to reader reservations, and integrate these pieces into an argument that stands up to reader critique.
The fourth edition has been thoroughly but respectfully revised by Joseph Bizup and William T. FitzGerald. It retains the original five-part structure, as well as the sound advice of earlier editions, but reflects the way research and writing are taught and practiced today. Its chapters on finding and engaging sources now incorporate recent developments in library and Internet research, emphasizing new techniques made possible by online databases and search engines. Bizup and FitzGerald provide fresh examples and standardized terminology to clarify concepts like argument, warrant, and problem.
Following the same guiding principle as earlier editions--that the skills of doing and reporting research are not just for elite students but for everyone--this new edition retains the accessible voice and direct approach that have made The Craft of Research a leader in the field of research reference. With updated examples and information on evaluation and using contemporary sources, this beloved classic is ready for the next generation of researchers.
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9780226239736
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2016-10-18

Foundation Guide for Religious Grant Seekers

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9780788500909
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1994-12-31
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Foundation Guide for Religious Grant Seekers

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X001506
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1901-12-13

Graduate School Funding Handbook

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The Graduate School Funding Handbook illuminates the competitive world of graduate school funding. Covering programs in the arts and sciences and engineering, it is an invaluable resource for undergraduate and graduate students who seek information about applying to graduate school in the United States or abroad, at the master's, doctoral, and postdoctoral levels. The authors include detailed descriptions of the types of funding offered graduate students, ranging from tuition scholarships to assistantships, work-study opportunities, and university loan programs. In addition, the handbook thoroughly covers the availability of nationally prominent grants and fellowships through the federal government and private organizations.

Spanning fellowships and grants for individual training, study abroad, research, dissertations, and postdoctoral work, the book includes useful addresses, deadlines, number of available awards, number of applicants, purpose of grants and restrictions, duration of awards, applicant eligibility, and application requirements. The information is comprehensive, detailed, and based on data from funding agencies through interviews, review of application packets, web site information, and the authors' many years of experience in the field.

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9780812214475
Publication Date: 
1995-01-31

Guide for Authors

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How do I find the right publisher for my book? How do I make the initial approach? What will be done to my typescript? What reference system is most appropriate? How should tables be set out? Who prepares the index, and when? The answers to these and many other questions can be found in this concise guide, now fully revised and updated. It is addressed both to Blackwell authors and to authors in general, it tells you what to look out for when assessing publishers, what to expect at different stages of production, and how best to prepare your typescript so that the process will go as smoothly as possible. The editing, production and marketing of books are clearly explained. The book also provides hints on how to prepare floppy disks on your microcomputer for use in typesetting.
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9780631164616
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1991-08-01
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Handbook for Academic Authors

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Are you trying to publish an article or monograph, revise a dissertation, create a new textbook, compile an anthology, or write a trade book? Should you sign the publishing contract you have been offered? Is it wise to publish in an electronic journal? How much can you expect to earn from your writing? What are your legal and ethical responsibilities as an author? What can you expect from your publisher? In the fourth edition of this widely recommended book, Beth Luey offers answers to these questions, as well as practical advice on negotiating a contract, preparing an electronic manuscript, seeking permission to reproduce text or artwork, choosing illustrations, and indexing. She also suggests ways to write clearly not only for one's peers but also for students and general readers. A chapter on the business side of publishing explains costs and pricing for print and electronic products. This edition brings advice to academic authors fully into the age of the Internet and the World Wide Web; both the text and the bibliography have been completely updated and a new chapter evaluates various electronic media for different kinds of publications and suggests ways for the technologically ambitious author to use them to best advantage. Beth Luey teaches and does research on the history of the book, scholarly publishing and current issues in authorship and reading at Arizona State University. She is the author (with Martha Broderson) of A Guide to Book Publisher Archives (Book Industry Study Group, 1996) and The Structure of International Publishing (Transaction Publishers, 1992).
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9780521891981
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2002-06-01
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Handbook of Nonsexist Writing

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New Softcover Book. EXPEDITED SHIPPING AVAILABLE. Priceless book for writers, editors and speakers. A MUST have! Hope it will be one of your favorites! Satisfaction guaranteed. Thank you for considering Whispering Pines for your purchase.
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9780060962388
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1988-01-31
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Literature of Theology: A Guide for Students and Pastors, Revised and Updated

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This updated reference guide directs students to over five hundred significant theological resources across a wide area of theological research. It details bibliographic sources for encyclopedias, dictionaries, and electronic resources in biblical studies, historical studies, theology, and practical theology.

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9780664223427
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2010-11-01

Manual for Writers of Research Papers, These, and Dissertations

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9780226823379
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2007-04-01

Modern Researcher

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This classic introduction to the techniques of research and the art of expression is used widely in history courses, but is also appropriate for writing and research methods courses in other departments. Barzun and Graff thoroughly cover every aspect of research, from the selection of a topic through the gathering, analysis, writing, revision, and publication of findings presenting the process not as a set of rules but through actual cases that put the subtleties of research in a useful context. Part One covers the principles and methods of research; Part Two covers writing, speaking, and getting one's work published.
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9780151614806
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1977-11-30

On Writing Well: 30th Anniversary Edition

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On Writing Well has been praised for its sound advice, its clarity and the warmth of its style. It is a book for everybody who wants to learn how to write or who needs to do some writing to get through the day, as almost everybody does in the age of e-mail and the Internet. Whether you want to write about people or places, science and technology, business, sports, the arts or about yourself in the increasingly popular memoir genre, On Writing Well offers you fundamental priciples as well as the insights of a distinguished writer and teacher. With more than a million copies sole, this volume has stood the test of time and remains a valuable resource for writers and would-be writers.

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9780060891541
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2016-04-05
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RECENT REFERENCE BOOKS IN RELIGION

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Recent Reference Books in Religion summarizes and evaluates more than three hundred contemporary reference works in religion that have been published in English, French and German. Here researchers and students of religion will find an engaging and even-handed guide to the research tools they need. Readers will find a helpful typology of reference works introduced and gain a renewed appreciation of their contribution to learning. Outstanding articles and contributors are highlighted, strengths and weaknesses are carefully noted and weighed, and readers are directed to volumes whose strengths complement the weaknesses of others. Each entry includes full bibliographic details, and cross-referencing is used where appropriate.
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9780830814404
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1996-10-31
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ROBERT'S RULES OF ORDER

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The classic work on parliamentary procedure that has been in print since 1876 (4,350,000 copies sold) is now available in a masterful revised edition.
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9780425116906
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1989-08-01

STRUCTURE OF ENGLISH

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What is a verb? How do you define a sentence? As with many simple questions, the answers can be complex. This concise introduction to the structure of English has been written to help advanced students and teachers who want to know more about English grammar. These are not prescriptive rules, but rather an explanation of the linguistic patterns that govern daily English use. The book's first part discusses language varieties and standard English, while the second part examines English structure from its smallest part to its largest. A final section provides an extensive glossary of linguistic terms.
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9780521349963
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1987-11-30
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Style Manual

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STYLE
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1901-12-13

They Say/I Say: The Moves That Matter in Academic Writing

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"They Say / I Say" shows that writing well means mastering some key rhetorical moves, the most important of which involves summarizing what others have said ("they say") to set up one s own argument ("I say"). In addition to explaining the basic moves, this book provides writing templates that show students explicitly how to make these moves in their own writing. "
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9780393924091
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2005-12-31
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Universal Webster Dictionary

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Dictionaries in this Universal line are complete, concise, and priced to sell. They are small enough for pocket or purse, comprehensive enough for classroom use or casual conversation. Up to 35,000 entries.
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9780887291906
Publication Date: 
1992-03-01

Writing with Spirit: A Journalistic Guide to Effective Writing

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Serves as a resource tool that aims to help you to sharpen the writing skills. This book is intended for writers of all levels and specifically written with Canadian Christians in mind.
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9781894860215
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2003-06-01
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203.432.6101