Theories of Lexical Semantics

Titre : Theories of Lexical Semantics
Auteur : Dirk Geeraerts
Éditeur : Oxford University Press
ISBN-13 : 9780198700302
Libération : 2010

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This book offers a comprehensive overview of the major traditions of word meaning research in linguistics. It charts the evolution of lexical semantics from the mid nineteenth century to the present day, presenting the main ideas, landmark publications, and the dominant figures ofthe the five semantic traditions.

Loose Leashes

Titre : Loose Leashes
Auteur :
Éditeur : Random House Books for Young Readers
ISBN-13 : 9780375856419
Libération : 2009-01

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Celebrates dogs of all shapes and sizes, expressing how they see the world through their own unique tales.

Healing Touch for Dogs

Titre : Healing Touch for Dogs
Auteur : Dr. Michael W. Fox
Éditeur : Harper Collins
ISBN-13 : 9781557048738
Libération : 2009-08-18

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Distinguished veterinarian and animal psychologist Dr. Michael W. Fox shares his pioneering 6-step dog massage technique, which is not only a healing tool and healthcare measure, but also affirms the bond between you and your animal companion. Drawn from more than 30 years of experience, Dr. Fox provides an orientation to basic dog anatomy, physiology, and psychology, and then addresses, through easy-to-read instructions and detailed illustrations and photos: Why dogs need massage How to understand your dog’s body language How to develop a massage routine How to diagnose illness with massage How to keep your dog fit and healthy This newly revised and updated volume is an essential guide for helping and healing our animal companions.

The 100 Silliest Things People Say about Dogs

Titre : The 100 Silliest Things People Say about Dogs
Auteur : Alexandra Semyonova
Éditeur : Lulu.com
ISBN-13 : 9781904109181
Libération : 2009

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An internationally-acclaimed animal behaviourist debunks 100 myths about dogs and replaces them with the truth about canine nature.

Empire Of The Ants

Titre : Empire Of The Ants
Auteur : Bernard Werber
Éditeur : Random House
ISBN-13 : 9781448167319
Libération : 2012-12-31

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Ants came to this planet long before man. Since then they have developed one of the most intricate civilizations imaginable – a civilization of great richness and technological brilliance. During the few seconds it takes you to read this sentence, some 700 milli0on ants will be born on earth... Edmond Wells had studied ants for years: he knew of the power which existed in their hidden world. On his death, he leaves his apartment to his nephew Jonathan with one proviso: that he must not descend beyond the cellar door. But when the family’s dog escapes down the cellar steps, Jonathan has little alternative but to follow. Innocently he enters the world of the ant, whose struggle for existence forces him to reassess man’s place in the cycle of nature. It is an experience that will alter his life for ever... Empire of the Ants is an extraordinary achievement. It takes you inside the ants’ universe and reveals it to be a highly organised world, as complex and relentless as human society and even more brutal.

Why Do Cats Meow

Titre : Why Do Cats Meow
Auteur : Joan Holub
Éditeur : Penguin
ISBN-13 : 9781101641392
Libération : 2001-04-23

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Many children love cats, and there is so much to know about America's most popular pet. Why do they meow, hiss, and purr? Why do they have whiskers, tails, and claws? Beginning readers can find out the answers to those questions and many more in this fun, fact-packed book filled with colorful feline photos and drawings.

Devoted

Titre : Devoted
Auteur : Rebecca Ascher-Walsh
Éditeur : National Geographic Books
ISBN-13 : 9781426212635
Libération : 2013-10-08

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Unlikely Friendships meets Marley and Me. In this heartwarming gift book, author Rebecca Ascher-Walsh presents a collection of inspiring dog stories and touching photos--dogs who comfort veterans, dogs who learn to surf, dogs who detect cancer, and dogs who save the day: Each one is devoted. These 38 uplifting dog stories showcase the most amazing dog rescues, accomplishments, and abilities that fascinate us and touch our hearts. From the Hardcover edition.

Handbook of Classroom Management

Titre : Handbook of Classroom Management
Auteur : Edmund Emmer
Éditeur : Routledge
ISBN-13 : 9781135283452
Libération : 2013-10-31

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Classroom management is a topic of enduring concern for teachers, administrators, and the public. It consistently ranks as the first or second most serious educational problem in the eyes of the general public, and beginning teachers consistently rank it as their most pressing concern during their early teaching years. Management problems continue to be a major cause of teacher burnout and job dissatisfaction. Strangely, despite this enduring concern on the part of educators and the public, few researchers have chosen to focus on classroom management or to identify themselves with this critical field. The Handbook of Classroom Management has four primary goals: 1) to clarify the term classroom management; 2) to demonstrate to scholars and practitioners that there is a distinct body of knowledge that directly addresses teachers’ managerial tasks; 3) to bring together disparate lines of research and encourage conversations across different areas of inquiry; and 4) to promote a vigorous agenda for future research in this area. To this end, 47 chapters have been organized into 10 sections, each chapter written by a recognized expert in that area. Cutting across the sections and chapters are the following themes: *First, positive teacher-student relationships are seen as the very core of effective classroom management. *Second, classroom management is viewed as a social and moral curriculum. *Third, external reward and punishment strategies are not seen as optimal for promoting academic and social-emotional growth and self-regulated behavior. *Fourth, to create orderly, productive environments teachers must take into account student characteristics such as age, developmental level, race, ethnicity, cultural background, socioeconomic status, and ableness. Like other research handbooks, the Handbook of Classroom Management provides an indispensable reference volume for scholars, teacher educators, in-service practitioners, and the academic libraries serving these audiences. It is also appropriate for graduate courses wholly or partly devoted to the study of classroom management.

QI The Book of Animal Ignorance

Titre : QI The Book of Animal Ignorance
Auteur : John Lloyd
Éditeur : Faber & Faber
ISBN-13 : 9780571249176
Libération : 2009-01-08

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Join QI's expedition into the animal kingdom to encounter 100 of its most remarkable subjects. Marvel at the elephants that walk on tiptoe, pigs that shine in the dark, and the woodlouse that drinks through its bottom. Albatrosses can fly non-stop for ten years without touching the ground. Box jellyfish have twenty-four eyes. Geese mourn their dead. Koalas don't drink. Monkeys pay to look at porn. Lobsters live for a century. Mice sing while having sex. Spiders can fly.

Jerusalem

Titre : Jerusalem
Auteur : Guy Delisle
Éditeur :
ISBN-13 : 0224096699
Libération : 2012

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"Delisle explores the complexities of a city that represents so much to so many. He eloquently examines the impact of the conflict on the lives of people on both sides of the wall while drolly recounting the quotidian: checkpoints, traffic jams, and holidays. When observing the Christian, Jewish, and Muslim populations that call Jerusalem home, Delisle's drawn line is both sensitive and fair, assuming nothing and drawing everything" -- paper band on book.