French

Author: Suzanne A. Hershfield-Haims
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Incorporated
ISBN: IND:30000067561880
Release Date: 2000-06-16
Genre: Foreign Language Study

Learn to speak French like a native with this essential guide Now you can teach yourself how to speak, write, and read French in just 15 easy-to-follow lessons. Perfect for students, travelers, and Francophiles, this new and revised edition of French: A Self-Teaching Guide helps you master the language at your own pace by taking the mystery out of grammar, common usage, and pronunciation with updated lessons and plenty of self-tests. Focusing on the most frequently used words in the language, this fascinating volume shows you how to enrich your French vocabulary by over 2,000 words--without having to resort to monotonous memorization exercises.More than just a language guide, French: A Self-Teaching Guide provides intriguing information on French culture, local customs, and current trends. It also features a special computer section, which includes a drawing of computer parts accompanied by their names--in French and English. Packed with review tests to measure progress, special drills to reinforce new material, and exercises to help you practice your newfound skills, this is the ideal companion for anyone who has ever wanted to learn French--or brush up on their skills--the easy way.

Italian

Author: Edoardo A. Lèbano
Publisher: Wiley
ISBN: 0471359610
Release Date: 2000-05-22
Genre: Foreign Language Study

Learn Italian the quick and easy way! Whether you re learning Italian for the first time or just brushing up on your skills, this updated edition of the bestselling Italian: A Self-Teaching Guide is the ideal way to master the language at your own pace. In fifteen simple lessons, you ll learn how to engage in everyday conversations from ordering at a restaurant to asking for directions to making special arrangements with a hotel concierge. Written in a lively, personable style by a native Italian, this practical guide combines the quick-reference virtues of a phrasebook with the learning tools of a full-fledged language course. Designed to acquaint you with the basic skills you need to speak, read, write, and understand the language, Italian: A Self-Teaching Guide, Second Edition demystifies grammar, common usage, and pronunciation with step-by-step lessons on numbers, days of the week, telling time, and special rules of speech. It also includes extensive vocabulary and culture notes. Mini-dialogues from real-life situations provide a vibrant introduction to Italian culture and customs while a fun assortment of exercises, self-tests, and practice activities constantly reinforces your reading and conversational skills.

Practical Spanish Grammar

Author: Marcial Prado
Publisher: Wiley
ISBN: 0471134465
Release Date: 1997-04-07
Genre: Foreign Language Study

The fast, easy way to master the essentials of Spanish Now, learning Spanish can be as easy as uno, dos, tres! Combining the quick- reference virtues of a phrase book with the learning tools of a full-fledged language course, this popular guide gives you a solid start. Completely revised and updated for today's usage, Practical Spanish Grammar gives you: * A proven interactive format that has been tested, rewritten, and retested to ensure you can teach yourself at your own pace * Exercises to reinforce what you've learned * Clear explanations of approximately 80 percent of Spanish grammatical structures * Over 1,000 of the most frequently used Spanish words * Sample dialogues with cultural notes and lists of terms

French DeMYSTiFieD Second Edition

Author: Annie Heminway
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 9780071755771
Release Date: 2011-06-10
Genre: Foreign Language Study

Lick your French-language problems with DeMYSTiFieD! Want to figure out French but don't know where to start? No problem! Just use French DeMYSTiFieD, Second Edition and--voilá!--learning the language gets a whole lot easier. Written in a step-by-step format, this practical guide provides a firm foundation in French-language basics. You’ll move on to mastering subjects such as using verbs, asking questions, telling time, counting, and more. Detailed examples and concise explanations make it easy to understand the material, and end-of-chapter quizzes and a final exam help reinforce learning. It's a no brainer. You'll learn: Pronunciation Special Characters Definite Articles Conjugations Pronouns And more Topics include: French Pronunciation, Identifying Things, Asking Questions, To Be or To Have, That is the Question, Describing Things, Telling Time, Expressing Possibilities, Wishes, and Abilities, Getting Acquainted, Talking About the Immediate Future and Past, Using Pronomial Verbs, All About Pronouns, Talking About the Past with the Passé, Talking About the Past with the Imparfait, All About Prepositions, Indicating Possession, Using The Infinitive, Present Participle, and Passive Voice, Making Suggestions and Hypotheses, Knowing Who is Whom with Relative Pronouns, The Subjunctive Mood

Spanish DeMYSTiFieD Second Edition

Author: Jenny Petrow
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 9780071755917
Release Date: 2011-06-10
Genre: Foreign Language Study

A fast and painless way to learn Spanish--now with all new quiz and test questions and a companion 75-minute audio download Spanish DeMYSTiFieD takes the mystery and menace out of learning Spanish by walking you step-by-step through the fundamentals of the language. The book lets you work at your own pace and arms you with the essentials of Spanish grammar in an unintimidating format. You will be able to: Understand basic grammar structures and verb tenses Pronounce Spanish words correctly Build a Spanish vocabulary Communicate with confidence Inside you will find: Hundreds of brand-new quiz and test questions with answer keys, similar to those used in standardized scholastic exams Chapter-opening objectives that give you insight into what you are going to learn in each step Questions at the end of every chapter that reinforce your learning and pinpoint your weaknesses "Still Struggling?" icons that offer specific recommendations for those difficult subtopics

German

Author: Heimy Taylor
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780470165515
Release Date: 2007-08-10
Genre: Foreign Language Study

German A Self-Teaching Guide Learn German at your own pace Sprechen Sie Deutsch? Now you can learn how--quickly and easily--with a practical guide that gives you the tools you need to speak and understand German. Completely revised and updated with applications of the newGerman spelling rules, this user-friendly guide provides you with the basic vocabulary and grammar you need to start speaking German right away. It includes more than 1,000 of the most frequently used words in both German-English and English-German lists, clear explanations of German grammatical structures, entertaining mini-dialogues from real-life situations that demonstrate modern usage, and cultural notes that give fresh insight into contemporary German society. Like all Self-Teaching Guides, German allows you to build gradually on what you have learned--at your own pace. Questions and self-tests reinforce the information in each chapter and allow you to skip ahead or focus on specific areas of concern. Packed with useful, up-to-date information, this clear, concise volume is a valuable learning tool and reference source for anyone who wants to improve his or her understanding of basic German. See inside for CD and audiocassette ordering information.

Biology

Author: Steven Daniel Garber
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0471223301
Release Date: 2002-08-19
Genre: Science

* A complete course, from cells to the circulatory system * Hundreds of questions and many review tests * Key concepts and terms defined and explained Master key concepts. Answer challenging questions. Prepare for exams. Learn at your own pace. Are viruses living? How does photosynthesis occur? Is cloning a form of sexual or asexual reproduction? What is Anton van Leeuwenhoek known for? With Biology: A Self-Teaching Guide, Second Edition, you'll discover the answers to these questions and many more. Steven Garber explains all the major biological concepts and terms in this newly revised edition, including the origin of life, evolution, cell biology, reproduction, physiology, and botany. The step-by-step, clearly structured format of Biology makes it fully accessible to all levels of students, providing an easily understood, comprehensive treatment of all aspects of life science. Like all Self-Teaching Guides, Biology allows you to build gradually on what you have learned-at your own pace. Questions and self-tests reinforce the information in each chapter and allow you to skip ahead or focus on specific areas of concern. Packed with useful, up-to-date information, this clear, concise volume is a valuable learning tool and reference source for anyone who needs to master the science of life.

Complete Electronics Self Teaching Guide with Projects

Author: Earl Boysen
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781118282328
Release Date: 2012-07-09
Genre: Technology & Engineering

An all-in-one resource on everything electronics-related! For almost 30 years, this book has been a classic text for electronics enthusiasts. Now completely updated for today's technology, this latest version combines concepts, self-tests, and hands-on projects to offer you a completely repackaged and revised resource. This unique self-teaching guide features easy-to-understand explanations that are presented in a user-friendly format to help you learn the essentials you need to work with electronic circuits. All you need is a general understanding of electronics concepts such as Ohm's law and current flow, and an acquaintance with first-year algebra. The question-and-answer format, illustrative experiments, and self-tests at the end of each chapter make it easy for you to learn at your own speed. Boasts a companion website that includes more than twenty full-color, step-by-step projects Shares hands-on practice opportunities and conceptual background information to enhance your learning process Targets electronics enthusiasts who already have a basic knowledge of electronics but are interested in learning more about this fascinating topic on their own Features projects that work with the multimeter, breadboard, function generator, oscilloscope, bandpass filter, transistor amplifier, oscillator, rectifier, and more You're sure to get a charge out of the vast coverage included in Complete Electronics Self-Teaching Guide with Projects!

Technical Analysis Demystified

Author: Constance Brown
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 9780071709309
Release Date: 2007-12-10
Genre: Business & Economics

Learn all about technical analysis and chart a course for a stable financial future Interested in incorporating technical analysis into your investment strategy but feeling a bit at sea when it comes to making sense of all the charts and tools? Here's your lifeline! With help from Technical Analysis Demystified, you'll have big profits in your forecast. Chartered Market Technician Constance Brown explains the many different types of technical analysis tools and how to use them. Key topics covered include charting, moving averages, trends and cycles, oscillators, market patterns, Fibonacci ratios, price data, risk-to-reward ratios, and much more. Featuring end-of-chapter quizzes and a glossary, this straightforward guide makes technical analysis easy to understand and apply to your strategy of spotting-and profiting from-market trends and patterns. This fast and easy guide offers: Clear explanations of charting techniques Time-tested trading rules and guidelines Valuable charts, graphs, and figures Strategies for developing your own system for analyzing the market Detailed descriptions of real-time trades Simple enough for a novice but in-depth enough for a seasoned investor, Technical Analysis Demystified will help you capitalize on market cycles.

Practical Algebra

Author: Peter H. Selby
Publisher: Wiley
ISBN: 0471530123
Release Date: 1991-02-28
Genre: Mathematics

Practical Algebra If you studied algebra years ago and now need a refresher course in order to use algebraic principles on the job, or if you're a student who needs an introduction to the subject, here's the perfect book for you. Practical Algebra is an easy and fun-to-use workout program that quickly puts you in command of all the basic concepts and tools of algebra. With the aid of practical, real-life examples and applications, you'll learn: * The basic approach and application of algebra to problem solving * The number system (in a much broader way than you have known it from arithmetic) * Monomials and polynomials; factoring algebraic expressions; how to handle algebraic fractions; exponents, roots, and radicals; linear and fractional equations * Functions and graphs; quadratic equations; inequalities; ratio, proportion, and variation; how to solve word problems, and more Authors Peter Selby and Steve Slavin emphasize practical algebra throughout by providing you with techniques for solving problems in a wide range of disciplines--from engineering, biology, chemistry, and the physical sciences, to psychology and even sociology and business administration. Step by step, Practical Algebra shows you how to solve algebraic problems in each of these areas, then allows you to tackle similar problems on your own, at your own pace. Self-tests are provided at the end of each chapter so you can measure your mastery.

Casting Revealed

Author: Hester Schell
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 9781317359173
Release Date: 2016-10-04
Genre: Performing Arts

Casting is an essential component of any film or video project, but the core skill-set needed to cast effectively is little understood. Casting Revealed: A Guide for Film Directors is a straightforward manual on the art and craft of casting. Here, director Hester Schell offers her insider perspective on casting workflows, industry standards, finding actors, running auditions, what to look for in a performance, contracts, and making offers. This new edition has been updated with fresh interviews with casting directors, full color head shots, new information about online video submissions, and a companion website featuring forms, contracts, and sample scenes for auditions. Gain a fuller understanding of the misunderstood art and craft of casting actors for film and video production. Learn to find the right actors for any production, run auditions, interview actors, effectively judge performances and video submissions, evaluate suitability for a role, discover what it is you need from an actor, view headshots, draft contracts, make offers, and navigate current industry standards, unions, and procedures. This new edition has been updated to include full color sample head shots, new content on online video submissions, listings of casting wesbites, film resources, and film commissions and a companion website featuring interviews with celebrated casting directors from New York, Portland, Boston and Austin, necessary forms, sign-in sheets, contracts, and sample scenes for auditions.

Thinking French Translation

Author: Sándor Hervey
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781134522798
Release Date: 2003-08-27
Genre: Foreign Language Study

The new edition of this popular course in translation from French into English offers a challenging practical approach to the acquisition of translation skills, with clear explanations of the theoretical issues involved. A variety of translation issues are considered including: *cultural differences *register and dialect *genre *revision and editing. The course now covers texts from a wide range of sources, including: *journalism and literature *commercial, legal and technical texts *songs and recorded interviews. This is essential reading for advanced undergraduates and postgraduate students of French on translation courses. The book will also appeal to wide range of language students and tutors.

Listening

Author: Madelyn Burley-Allen
Publisher: Wiley
ISBN: UOM:35128001979580
Release Date: 1995-02-20
Genre: Business & Economics

A proven program for turning effective listening into a powerful business tool Managers and other employees spend more than 40 percent of their time listening to other people but often do it so poorly that the result is misunderstood instructions, misdirected projects, and erroneous actions--millions of dollars' worth of mistakes just because most people don't know how to listen. In this new edition of her classic guide to the art of effective listening, Madelyn Burley-Allen shows you how to acquire active, productive listening skills and put them to work for you--professionally, socially, and personally. With her time-tested techniques, you'll learn how to: * Eliminate distractions and improve your concentration on what is being said * Locate key words, phrases, and ideas while listening * Cut through your own listening biases * Interpret body language clues * Ask constructive, nonthreatening questions that elicit real information * Get others to listen to you * Master a whole range of listening skills that you can use on the job and in your personal life Listening: The Forgotten Skill uses an interactive learning approach with work-sheets, charts, graphs, and self-tests that help you pace and monitor your own progress.

Basic Physics

Author: Karl F. Kuhn
Publisher: Wiley
ISBN: 0471134473
Release Date: 1996-04-12
Genre: Science

The fast, easy way to master the fundamentals of physics Here is the most practical, complete, and easy-to-use guide available for understanding physics and the physical world. Even if you don't consider yourself a "science" person, this book helps make learning key concepts a pleasure, not a chore. Whether you need help in a course, want to review the basics for an exam, or simply have always been curious about such physical phenomena as energy, sound, electricity, light, and color, you've come to the right place! This fully up-to-date edition of Basic Physics: * Has been tested, rewritten, and retested to ensure that you can teach yourself all about physics * Requires no math--mathematical treatments and applications are included in optional sections so that you can choose either a mathematical or nonmathematical approach * Lets you work at your own pace with a helpful question-and-answer format * Lists objectives for each chapter--you can skip ahead or find extra help if you need it * Reinforces what you learn with end-of-chapter self-tests