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Metonymy: Hidden Shortcuts in Language, Thought and Communication (Cambridge Studies in Cognitive Linguistics)
Metonymy: Hidden Shortcuts in Language, Thought and Communication (Cambridge Studies in Cognitive Linguistics)

'Metonymy' is a type of figurative language used in everyday conversation, a form of shorthand that allows us to use our shared knowledge to communicate with fewer words than we would otherwise need. 'I'll pencil you in' and 'let me give you a hand' are both examples of metonymic language. Metonymy serves a wide...

English Grammar for Dummies
English Grammar for Dummies

A few years ago, a magazine sponsored a contest for the comment most likely to end a conversation. The winning entry? "I teach English grammar." Just throw that line out at a party; everyone around you will clam up or start saying "whom."

Why does grammar make everyone so nervous? Probably because English...

Organization Development at Work: Conversations on the Values, Applications, and Future of OD
Organization Development at Work: Conversations on the Values, Applications, and Future of OD
SHARE IN THE POWER, PURPOSE, AND PRACTICE OF OD

Organization Development at Work–a title in The Practicing OD Series–is a collection of conversations among leaders, practitioners, and educators in the organization development (OD) field. Throughout the book experienced professionals share their best thinking about principles,...

Quiet Mind, Fearless Heart: The Taoist Path through Stress and Spirituality
Quiet Mind, Fearless Heart: The Taoist Path through Stress and Spirituality
"Reading Quiet Mind, Fearless Heart is like eavesdropping on a conversation between Lao Tzu and Joseph Campbell—a pure pleasure to read!"
—Deepak Chopra, M.D., coauthor of The Seven Spiritual Laws of Yoga and author of The Spontaneous Fulfillment of Desire

"Quiet Mind, Fearless Heart is an enchanting piece...

RabbitMQ in Action: Distributed Messaging for Everyone
RabbitMQ in Action: Distributed Messaging for Everyone
Writing this book has been like discovering RabbitMQ itself—encountering a problem that needed solving, but not knowing what the solution looked like. Until May 2010, we didn’t even know each other. We both had been active in the RabbitMQ community for the past two years, but we’d never actually...
Programming Interactivity: A Designer's Guide to Processing, Arduino, and openFrameworks
Programming Interactivity: A Designer's Guide to Processing, Arduino, and openFrameworks

This is a book about creating physical interaction with computer systems. It focuses on designing hardware and programming for systems that use either physical input or physical feedback. This book has been a dream of mine since I was an art student beginning to create interactive installations and finding that there was no simple...

How to Ace the Brainteaser Interview
How to Ace the Brainteaser Interview
Learn to solve the world's most puzzling interview questions

Company recruiters are asking tough, new brain teasers during interviews that test your skills, creativity, and ability to think on your feet. How would you respond to puzzlers such as "What weighs more on the moon than on the...

Disappearing Cryptography, Third Edition: Information Hiding: Steganography & Watermarking
Disappearing Cryptography, Third Edition: Information Hiding: Steganography & Watermarking
"Disappearing Cryptography is a witty and entertaining look at the world of information hiding. Peter Wayner provides an intuitive perspective of the many techniques, applications, and research directions in the area of steganography. The sheer breadth of topics is outstanding and makes this book truly unique. A must read for...
How to Make People Like You in 90 Seconds or Less
How to Make People Like You in 90 Seconds or Less
I first discovered the secrets of getting along with people during my career as a fashion and advertising photographer. Whether it was working with a single model for a page in Vogue or 400 people aboard a ship to promote a Norwegian cruise line, it was obvious that for me photography was more about clicking with people...
The Facebook Era: Tapping Online Social Networks to Build Better Products, Reach New Audiences, and Sell More Stuff
The Facebook Era: Tapping Online Social Networks to Build Better Products, Reach New Audiences, and Sell More Stuff

“People in all demographics and regions of the world are more connected than ever before to the products, issues, places, and individuals in their lives. This book recognizes that we’ve come to a place where people can represent their real identity--both personal and professional--and use the social filters...

Artificial Intelligence on the Sinclair QL: Make Your Micro Think
Artificial Intelligence on the Sinclair QL: Make Your Micro Think
Artificial Intelligence on the Sinclair QL introduces the concepts involved in Al. The book shows you how to implement Al routines on your QL and turn it into an intelligent machine which can hald a conversation with you, give you rational advice, learn from you and even teach you.

The book explains AI from first principles and assumes
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Development of Multimodal Interfaces: Active Listening and Synchrony: Second COST 2102 International Training School
Development of Multimodal Interfaces: Active Listening and Synchrony: Second COST 2102 International Training School
This volume brings together, through a peer-revision process, the advanced research results obtained by the European COST Action 2102: Cross-Modal Analysis of Verbal and Nonverbal Communication, primarily discussed for the first time at the Second COST 2102 International Training School on “Development of Multimodal...
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