Unkindness of Ravens

Author: Chloe Rhodes
Publisher: Michael O'Mara Books
ISBN: 1782433171
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A beautifully packaged, highly enjoyable collection that showcases the most unusual and interesting collective nouns in the English language—from the author of A Certain "Je Ne Sois Quoi" Why are geese in a gaggle? Are crows really murderous? And what makes lions so proud? Collective nouns are one of the most charming oddities of the English language, often with seemingly bizarre connections to the groups they identify. But have you ever stopped to wonder where these peculiar terms actually came from? Age-old phrases like Pitying of Turtle Doves to a Murder of Crows to modern collective nouns like an Elocution of Lawyers. This absorbing book tells the stories of these evocative phrases, many of which have stood the test of time and are still in use today. Entertaining, informative, and fascinating, An Unkindness of Ravens is perfect for any history or language buff.

An Unkindness Of Ravens

Author: Ruth Rendell
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 1409067955
Format: PDF, Mobi
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The thirteenth book to feature the classic crime-solving detective, Chief Inspector Wexford. The raven: not a particularly predatory bird, but far from soft and submissive, adopted as the symbol of a militant feminist group... Detective Chief Inspector Wexford thought he was merely doing a neighbourly good deed when he agreed to talk to Joy Williams about her missing husband. He certainly didn't expect to be investigating a most unusual homicide. Rodney Williams was neither handsome nor wealthy – but he had an unerring eye for a pretty girl and when he disappeared and two other men were later attacked by a young woman, Wexford couldn't help wondering if there was a connection. If there wasn't, where was Rodney Williams and why had he vanished? He had committed no crime – apart from telling his wife the occasional lie...

An Unkindness of Ravens The Jabberwocky Book 2

Author: Russell Proctor
Publisher: Permuted Press
ISBN: 1682610462
Format: PDF
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A grisly death in the Tower of London and a deadly attack on an ocean liner in the mid-Atlantic signal the arrival of the Raven, a creature that seeks to reshape the universe. Alice Liddell and Dorothy Gale, fresh from defeating the Red King, must try to prevent it. But even their childhood adventures in other worlds haven’t prepared them for the deadly ambition of this relentless creature of darkness.

Great Grammar Lessons that Work

Author: Lee Karnowski
Publisher: Scholastic Inc.
ISBN: 9780590873031
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Understanding parts of speach; Punctuating for meaning; Writing clear, cadenced sentences; Finding the choicest words; Learning from favorite aithors; Editing away grammar Glitches

Teachers Resource Book

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Publisher: R.I.C. Publications
ISBN: 1741265606
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"This teachers resource book provides information to support the implementation of The English workbook, designed to develop and improve students' literacy skills, focusing on procedures, recounts, expositions, narratives and reports ..."--Introd.

Teachers resource book Developing literacy

Author: Rosemary Morris
Publisher: R.I.C. Publications
ISBN: 1741265649
Format: PDF
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"This teachers resource book provides information to support the implementation of The English workbook, designed to develop and improve students' literacy skills, focusing on procedures, recounts, expositions, narratives and reports ..."--Introduction.

Fever Ridge A Tale of MacArthur s Jungle War 4

Author: Mike Heimos
Publisher: IDW Publishing
ISBN:
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Erik and Blackie are in complicit captivity in the camp of the Junker-gone native, Baron Anton von Stierland, the inscrutable leader of an ambush crew comprised mainly of the ghostly and fierce Mud Men of the Sepik Valley. Having made their way into the Huon Peninsula in violation of their own Spirits and of local taboos, they are on the hunt for every Japanese soul they can findƒ

A Zeal of Zebras

Author: Woop Studios
Publisher: Chronicle Books
ISBN: 1452119945
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An embarrassment of pandas, a galaxy of starfish, a shiver of sharks...these are all collective nouns used to describe their groups. Woop Studios, acclaimed for their work on the Harry Potter movies, has illustrated these quirky phrases, creating a series of extraordinarily beautiful art that has been collected here for the first time. The colorful introduction to animals and the alphabet is accessible for young children, while the gorgeous, whimsical art and clever wordplay make it perfect for design-savvy parents and inspired gift givers. Longer than the standard picture book, with high design and production values, this is a volume readers of all stripes will enjoy.

Cautionary Tales

Author: John Murtagh
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies
ISBN:
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Presents some 130 case histories including psychosocial elements, drawn from the author's own practice, to assist medical students in learning about clinical medicine. The author is an associate professor in the Department of Community Medicine at Monash University.