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  • Locating Visual-Material Rhetorics

    The Map, the Mill, and the GPS

    by Amy Propen ...
    series Visual Rhetoric
    Parks, maps, and mapping technologies like the GPS are objects of visual and material culture that rely on the interplay of text, context, image, and space to guide our interpretations of the world around us. LOCATING VISUAL-MATERIAL RHETORICS: THE MAP, THE MILL, AND THE GPS examines in depth, and in several contemporary settings, how visual and material discursive artifacts, when understood as ... Read more

    $23.97 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • Writing to Be Understood

    by Anne Janzer ...
    Have you ever wondered what makes your favorite nonfiction books so compelling, understandable, or enjoyable to read? Those works connect with you, as a reader.When you recognize what's happening, you can apply those same methods to your own writing.Writing To Be Understood is the thinking writer's guide to effective nonfiction writing techniques, such as:Using analogies to illustrate unseen ... Read more

    $10.99 AUD $6.99 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • Verbal Judo

    The Gentle Art of Persuasion

    Verbal Judo is the martial art of the mind and mouth that can show you how to be better prepared in every verbal encounter. Listen and speak more effectively, engage people through empathy (the most powerful word in the English language), avoid the most common conversational disasters, and use proven strategies that allow you to successfully communicate your point of view and take the upper hand ... Read more

    $19.99 AUD

  • Verbal Judo, Second Edition

    The Gentle Art of Persuasion

    Verbal Judo is the martial art of the mind and mouth that can show you how to be better prepared in every verbal encounter. Listen and speak more effectively, engage people through empathy (the most powerful word in the English language), avoid the most common conversational disasters, and use proven strategies that allow you to successfully communicate your point of view and take the upper hand ... Read more

    $21.99 AUD

  • Thank You for Arguing

    What Cicero, Shakespeare and the Simpsons Can Teach Us About the Art of Persuasion

    by Jay Heinrichs ...
    THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERYour ultimate guide to the art of winning arguments, in a brand new editionEveryone is always trying to persuade us of something: politicians, advertising, the media, and most definitely our families. Thank You for Arguing is your master class in the art of persuasion, taught by professors ranging from Bart Simpson to Winston Churchill. With all the wisdom of the ages, ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • You Talkin' To Me?

    Rhetoric from Aristotle to Obama

    Rhetoric is what gives words power. It's nothing to be afraid of. It isn't the exclusive preserve of politicians: it's everywhere, from your argument with the insurance company to your plea to the waitress for a table near the window. It convicts criminals (and then frees them on appeal). It causes governments to rise and fall, best men to be shunned by brides, and people to march with steady ... Read more

    $12.97 AUD

  • Demagoguery and Democracy

    A clear-eyed guide to demagoguery—and how we can defeat itWhat is demagoguery? Some demagogues are easy to spot: They rise to power through pandering, charisma, and prejudice. But, as professor Patricia Roberts-Miller explains, a demagogue is anyone who reduces all questions to us vs. them.Why is it dangerous? Demagoguery is democracy’s greatest threat. It erodes rational debate, so that intellige ... Read more

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  • The Elements of Style, Fourth Edition

    'The Elements of Style' (1918), by William Strunk, Jr., is an American English writing style guide. It is the best-known, most influential prescriptive treatment of English grammar and usage, and often is required reading and usage in U.S. high school and university composition classes. This edition of 'The Elements of Style' details eight elementary rules of usage, ten elementary principles of ... Read more

    $0.99 AUD

  • Love Letters of Great Men and Women - From the Eighteenth Century to the Present Day

    by C. H. Charles ...
    Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork. ... Read more

    $11.54 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • First You Write a Sentence.

    The Elements of Reading, Writing … and Life.

    by Joe Moran ...
    A STYLE GUIDE BY STEALTH - HOW ANYONE CAN WRITE WELL (AND FULLY ENJOY GOOD WRITING)**'**Joe Moran is a wonderfully sharp writer, calm, precise and quietly comical' Craig BrownAdvanced maths has no practical use, and is understood by few. A symphony can be enjoyed, but created only by a genius. Good writing, however, can be written (and read) by anyone if we give it the gift of our time.Enter ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • Works Of Cornelius Tacitus: Includes Agricola, The Annals, A Dialogue Concerning Oratory, Germania And The Histories (Mobi Collected Works)

    This collection was designed for optimal navigation on eReaders and other electronic devices. This collection offers lower price, the convenience of a one-time download, and it reduces the clutter in your digital library. All books included in this collection feature a hyperlinked table of contents and footnotes. The collection is complimented by an author biography.This Collection Includes: ... Read more

    $6.81 AUD

  • Crimes Against Logic: Exposing the Bogus Arguments of Politicians, Priests, Journalists, and Other Serial Offenders

    by Jamie Whyte ...
    Uncover the truth under all the BSIn the daily battle for our hearts and minds--not to mention our hard-earned cash--the truth is usually the first casualty. It's time we learned how to see through the rhetoric, faulty reasoning, and misinformation that we're subjected to from morning to night by talk-radio hosts, op-ed columnists, advertisers, self-help gurus, business "thinkers," and, of course, ... Read more

    $19.46 AUD

  • The Elements of Style, Fourth Edition

    The Elements of Style is a prescriptive American English writing style guide in numerous editions. The original was composed by William Strunk Jr., in 1918, and published by Harcourt, in 1920, comprising eight "elementary rules of usage", ten "elementary principles of composition", "a few matters of form", a list of 49 "words and expressions commonly misused", and a list of 57 "words often ... Read more

    $0.99 AUD

  • How to Win an Argument

    An Ancient Guide to the Art of Persuasion

    series Ancient Wisdom for Modern Readers
    Timeless techniques of effective public speaking from ancient Rome's greatest oratorAll of us are faced countless times with the challenge of persuading others, whether we're trying to win a trivial argument with a friend or convince our coworkers about an important decision. Instead of relying on untrained instinct—and often floundering or failing as a result—we’d win more arguments if we learned ... Read more

    $21.99 AUD

  • New American Roget's College Thesaurus in Dictionary Form (Revised &Updated)

    The ultimate alphabetically arranged thesaurus that will help you find the right word every time—now bigger and better than ever before!This all-new edition of the classic reference work is the one thesaurus no home or office should be without. As easy to use as a dictionary—and just as important for you to own—this is a unique and indispensable treasury of words that will enable you to express ... Read more

    $10.44 AUD

  • Metaphors Be With You

    An A to Z Dictionary of History's Greatest Metaphorical Quotations

    Respected quotation anthologist and author of Oxymoronica and Viva la Repartee Dr. Mardy Grothe is at his best in Metaphors Be with You, an A to Z dictionary of 2,750 of history’s greatest metaphorical quotations, meticulously curated for writers, readers, and quotation lovers everywhere.In Metaphors Be with You, Dr. Mardy Grothe has created the definitive reference on English’s finest metaphors, ... Read more

    $18.99 AUD

  • What to Talk About

    On a Plane, at a Cocktail Party, in a Tiny Elevator with Your Boss's Boss

    Homo sapiens have been speaking for hundreds of years—and yet basic communication still stymies us. We freeze up in elevators, on dates, at parties, under Dumpsters. We stagger through our exchanges merely hoping not to crash, never considering that we might soar. We go home sweaty and eat a birthday cake in the shower.But no more. With What to Talk About you'll learn to speak—fluently, ... Read more

    $13.19 AUD

  • I Have a Dream

    The Speeches That Changed History

    by Ferdie Addis ...
    To read of Elizabeth I addressing her troops before the Spanish Armada, or Martin Luther-King urging the American population for racial equality is to understand the tremendous power of language to inspire, to comfort, to move, or to enthuse an audience. It is inspiring to hear the words of people whose gift was to know what to say, when to say it, and how to phrase it, often in language so ... Read more

    $4.07 AUD

  • Writing the Mind Alive

    The Proprioceptive Method for Finding Your Authentic Voice

    Discover the revolutionary writing practice that can transform your life!In 1976, Linda Trichter Metcalf, then a university English professor, sat down with pen and paper and intuitively started a self-guided writing practice that helped to bring herself into focus and clarify her life as never before. She and a colleague, Tobin Simon, introduced this original method into their classrooms. They ... Read more

    $18.14 AUD

  • The Gift of the Gab

    How Eloquence Works

    by David Crystal ...
    We all know eloquence when we hear it. But what exactly is it? And how might we gain more of it for ourselves? This entertaining and, yes, eloquent book illuminates the power of language from a linguistic point of view and provides fascinating insights into the way we use words. David Crystal, a world-renowned expert on the history and usage of the English language, probes the intricate workings ... Read more

    $31.23 AUD

  • Reading the Way of Things

    Towards a New Technology of Making Sense

    A Deleuzian guide to reading the world, Reading the Way of Things is an exploration of the ideas of McLuhan, Deleuze, Guattari, Merleau-Ponty, Foucault, Burroughs, and more. It is a book that aims at getting the reader past teleological interpretations and questions, letting the reader in on new ways of doing criticism as well as new ways of going, being, and thinking. ... Read more

    $11.98 AUD

  • Words - I Know What I Want To Say - I Just Don't Know How To Say It: How To Write Essays, Reports, Blogs, Presentations, Books, Proposals, Memos, And Other Nonfiction

    by Mark Hanen ...
    Words skillfully guides you, step by step, through your entire writing project. Written in a conversational style, Words explains how to shape, focus, organize, and polish your nonfiction writing. It coaches you through the process of discovering what you want to say, how you want to say it, and how you convey your ideas with precision, clarity, and confidence.Words is for born writers, aspiring ... Read more

    $6.92 AUD

  • Why Are We Yelling

    The Art of Productive Disagreement

    by Buster Benson ...
    Why Are We Yelling is the essential book about how to turn arguments into a productive and enjoyable dialogue rather than a bad-natured confrontation.The way we argue is broken - whether we're arguing about immigration, the existence of ghosts, the best burger in the city, or who's allowed to sit in your favourite chair. We end up digging in our heels and yelling at one another or choosing to ... Read more

    $16.99 AUD $9.99 AUD

  • The Rhetoric of Fiction

    The first edition of The Rhetoric of Fiction transformed the criticism of fiction and soon became a classic in the field. One of the most widely used texts in fiction courses, it is a standard reference point in advanced discussions of how fictional form works, how authors make novels accessible, and how readers recreate texts, and its concepts and terms—such as "the implied author," "the ... Read more

    $37.17 AUD