HOW TO READ A BOOK

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How To Read A Book

Author : Mortimer J. Adler
ISBN : 1439144834
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
File Size : 80.81 MB
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With half a million copies in print, How to Read a Book is the best and most successful guide to reading comprehension for the general reader, completely rewritten and updated with new material. A CNN Book of the Week: “Explains not just why we should read books, but how we should read them. It's masterfully done.” –Farheed Zakaria Originally published in 1940, this book is a rare phenomenon, a living classic that introduces and elucidates the various levels of reading and how to achieve them—from elementary reading, through systematic skimming and inspectional reading, to speed reading. Readers will learn when and how to “judge a book by its cover,” and also how to X-ray it, read critically, and extract the author’s message from the text. Also included is instruction in the different techniques that work best for reading particular genres, such as practical books, imaginative literature, plays, poetry, history, science and mathematics, philosophy and social science works. Finally, the authors offer a recommended reading list and supply reading tests you can use measure your own progress in reading skills, comprehension, and speed.
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

How To Read And Why

Author : Harold Bloom
ISBN : 9780684859071
Genre : Literary Criticism
File Size : 35.38 MB
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At a time when faster and easier electronic media threaten to eclipse reading and literature, the author explores reasons for reading and demonstrates the aesthetic pleasure reading can bring.
Category: Literary Criticism

How To Read A Book

Author : Kwame Alexander
ISBN : 0062307819
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
File Size : 25.3 MB
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A stunning new picture book from Newbery Medalist Kwame Alexander and Caldecott Honoree Melissa Sweet! This New York Times bestselling duo has teamed up for the first time to bring you How to Read a Book, a poetic and beautiful journey about the experience of reading. Find a tree—a black tupelo or dawn redwood will do—and plant yourself. (It’s okay if you prefer a stoop, like Langston Hughes.) With these words, an adventure begins. Kwame Alexander’s evocative poetry and Melissa Sweet’s lush artwork come together to take readers on a sensory journey between the pages of a book.
Category: Juvenile Fiction

How To Read A Book

Author : Kelly Ana Morey
ISBN : 0958253897
Genre : Literary Criticism
File Size : 47.30 MB
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An award-winning novelist reveals the books that have captivated her and the influence they have had on her life and writing. Highlighting a true love affair with books, this story emphasizes the transformative power of the written word.
Category: Literary Criticism

How To Read A Book

Author : Mortimer Jerome Adler
ISBN : UCSC:32106001647038
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
File Size : 40.29 MB
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Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

How To Read A Book

Author : Living Sussman
ISBN : UOM:39015016735733
Genre : Literary Criticism
File Size : 68.51 MB
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Category: Literary Criticism

How To Read Palms

Author : Litzka R. Gibson
ISBN : 0811908496
Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
File Size : 35.47 MB
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Each palm is a separate "Book of Life." Palmistry is not a "gift" but a language of the hand that can be learned and applied to gain a richer and more rewarding understanding of your life. You will gain greater insight into who you really are. Now you can discover the 9 vital areas of the palm, special signs and markings, and the important lines of life, destiny, fortune, health and family. Enjoy a comprehensive palm analysis and predict your future with this complete guide to reading your vital life signs!
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

How To Read A Word

Author : Elizabeth Knowles
ISBN : 9780199574896
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
File Size : 84.26 MB
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Have you ever wondered how you can find out more about a word? Where did it come from? How has its meaning altered? What is its relationship to other words? Noted lexicographer Elizabeth Knowles answers these questions in How to Read a Word. Chapters on pronunciation, spelling, date of first use, etymology, regional distribution, meaning, and the resources that one can use to research these elements are contained in a book that gives special help to readers attempting to navigate the mass of information that the Internet provides. It is a thought-provoking and practical guide that takes the reader on some fascinating journeys in the world of words. Utilising the unrivalled resources and the language-monitoring programs of the Oxford English Dictionary, the book leads you through the various stages of investigation into the myriad aspects of individual words, from etymology to date of first use and regional distribution, and from spelling and pronunciation to shifts in meaning. Supported by many examples of investigation into specific words, and featuring a full index, a wide selection of useful online resources, and reams of useful tips for avoiding common pitfalls, it is both a thought-provoking and practical handbook, providing readers with the essential tools to confidently interrogate the words by which they are surrounded. How to Read a Word is the perfect gift for anyone who is fascinated by the development and intricacies of the English language.
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

How To Read A Village

Author : Richard Muir
ISBN : NWU:35556036989655
Genre : Social Science
File Size : 57.30 MB
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What constitutes a village? What is the significance of the maypole? What was the true purpose of a village green? What is a moot hall? What is the origin of lich-gates? What was the real role of a yeoman? Why have whole villages disappeared over the centuries? This book reveals the answers and provides all the tools a village detective will need. Village history, points out the author, is embedded in the village landscape. Arranged thematically, chapters cover ancient villages; the village green (including maypoles, pubs, and ponds); the village church; cottages and farmsteads; architecture (including lock-ups and market crosses); village casualties; fishing villages; and villages of the modern era. Drawing on dozens of real villages as examples, the author matches up popular images and perceptions with the realities of old village life and history. Illustrating his theories with photographs, maps, and drawings, he shows how amateur enthusiasts can pursue local village history with fascinating results.
Category: Social Science