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Philosophy for Life: Teach Yourself

By Mel Thompson
Authors:
Mel Thompson
Philosophy For Life is the definitive introduction to the history of Western thought, but more than that, it is a toolkit for using philosophy in your daily life. As you read, you will develop your own critical and creative thinking, exploring the key ideas in Western Philosophy and the arguments that continue to shape our world. You will discover what philosophy is really about, learn to be a sceptic, meet Plato and Aristotle, explore the concept of mind, question free will, use philosophy to be happy, find out about Marx and materialism, see how philosophy relates to everything from comics to coffee, and ask whether god exists. Philosophy is a life-tool, a set of skills for engaging with any subject, and in Philosphy For Life, you will discover a body of wisdom and a way to develop your own critical and creative thinking.ABOUT THE SERIESPeople have been learning with Teach Yourself since 1938. With a vast range of practical, how-to guides covering language learning, lifestyle, hobbies, business, psychology and self-help, there's a Teach Yourself book for whatever you want to do. Join more than 60 million people who have reached their goals with Teach Yourself, and never stop learning.
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Polish Tutor: Grammar and Vocabulary Workbook (Learn Polish with Teach Yourself)

By Joanna Michalak-Gray
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Joanna Michalak-Gray
Do you want to communicate easily and freely in Polish?Master Polish grammar and broaden your vocabulary with your very own Polish Tutor. This contemporary interactive workbook features 200 activities across a range of grammar and vocabulary points with clear goals, concise explanations, and real-world tasks. By studying and practicing Polish grammar you'll understand how the language really works and be able to speak Polish with clarity and ease.What will I learn?The Polish Tutor: Grammar and Vocabulary Workbook covers a comprehensive range of the most useful and frequent grammar and vocabulary in Polish. You can follow along unit by unit, or dip in and dip out to address your weak areas. As you progress, you will be introduced to new vocabulary and combine it with the grammar to complete extensive exercises. You will then practice the language through authentic reading and writing practice. You will achieve a solid upper intermediate level* of Polish grammar.Is this course for me?The Polish Tutor: Grammar and Vocabulary Workbook can be used as a standalone course or as a complement to any other Polish course. It offers extensive practice and review of essential grammar points and vocabulary and skills building. The personal tutor element points out exceptions and gives tips to really help you perfect your Polish.What do I get?This Polish workbook offers a range of clear and effective learning features:-200 activities across a range of grammar and vocabulary points-Unique visuals and infographics for extra context and practice-Personal tutor hints and tips to help you to understand language rules and culture points-Learn to learn section offers tips and advice on how to be a good language learner20 short learning units each contain:-communication goals to guide your studies-grammar explanations with extensive exercises-vocabulary presentations and activities-reading and writing sections to consolidate your learning*This workbook maps from Novice High to Advanced Mid level proficiency of ACTFL (American Council on Teaching Foreign Languages) and from A2 Beginner to B2 Upper Intermediate level of the CEFR (Common European Framework of Reference for Languages) guidelines.What other courses are available?For further study and practice, see Get Started in Polish (ISBN 9781444174830) and Complete Polish: Teach Yourself (ISBN 9781444195286).Rely on Teach Yourself, trusted by language learners for over 75 years.
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Psychology: A Complete Introduction: Teach Yourself

By Sandi Mann
Authors:
Sandi Mann
Written by Dr Sandi Mann, Senior Lecturer at the University of Central Lancashire, Psychology: A Complete Introduction is designed to give you everything you need to succeed, all in one place. It covers the key areas that students are expected to be confident in, outlining the basics in clear jargon-free English, and then providing added-value features like summaries of key experiments, and even lists of questions you might be asked in your seminar or exam.The book uses a structure that mirrors the way Psychology is taught on many university courses. Chapters include key topics in psychology research; cognitive issues, including language, emotion, memory and perception; individual differences - intelligence, personality and gender; social psychology; mental health and psychological disorders/abnormal psychology and the treatment of such; the nervous system; and sleep.
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Public Speaking In A Week

By Matt Avery
Authors:
Matt Avery
Public Speaking In A Week is a simple and straightforward guide to mastering the art of public speaking, giving you everything you need to know in just seven short chapters. From writing and delivering the content to handling your nerves and avoiding common mistakes, you'll discover how great presentation and public speaking skills can open doors for you in your career. This book introduces you to the main themes and ideas of public speaking, giving you a knowledge and understanding of the key concepts, together with practical and thought-provoking exercises. Whether you choose to read it in a week or in a single sitting, Public Speaking In A Week is your fastest route to success:- Sunday: Write a speech to which people will want to listen that is well-researched, uses stimulating content and is tailored to the needs of the audience- Monday: Learn how to use effective speaking techniques such as projection, commanding the space and interaction with your audience- Tuesday: Discover more advanced public speaking techniques such as using audio and visual aids, varying your pace, and adding tone and inflection- Wednesday: Ensure you are fully prepared through memorizing key points and rehearsing with others- Thursday: Control your nerves with relaxation techniques and confidence tricks of the trade- Friday: Engage with your audience by keeping to your script, making eye contact and varying your delivery - Saturday: Understand the common mistakes to avoid so that you won't lose your audience's attentionABOUT THE SERIESIn A Week books are for managers, leaders, and business executives who want to succeed at work. From negotiating and content marketing to finance and social media, the In A Week series covers the business topics that really matter and that will help you make a difference today. Written in straightforward English, each book is structured as a seven-day course so that with just a little work each day, you will quickly master the subject. In a fast-changing world, this series enables readers not just to get up to speed, but to get ahead.
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Politics: A Complete Introduction: Teach Yourself

By Peter Joyce
Authors:
Peter Joyce
This is your go-to guide to politicsAs the UK gears up for a snap general election on the back of a hotly contested and divisive referendum, there has never been a better time to discover more about politics and how it works. Politics: A Complete Introduction explains everything you need to know, giving you a comprehensive and easy-to-understand introduction to a complex subject. Inside you will learn about different political ideologies and systems, referendums, elections and electoral systems, political parties and party systems, protest, the media and politics, constitutions and human rights, what the courts do, and how the machinery of government is organised. It also covers the nation state in the modern world and international terrorism. Politics: A Complete Introduction is a jargon-free guide that will get you informed, fast.
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Philosophy: A Complete Introduction: Teach Yourself

By Sharon Kaye
Authors:
Sharon Kaye
Written by Sharon Kaye, who is Professor of Philosophy at John Carroll University, Philosophy: A Complete Introduction is designed to give you everything you need to succeed, all in one place. It covers the key areas that students are expected to be confident in, outlining the basics in clear jargon-free English, and then providing added-value features like summaries of key books, and even lists of questions you might be asked in your seminar or exam.The book uses a structure that mirrors many university courses on philosophy - using the work of key philosophers to springboard into a discussion of all the main areas of philosophy.Teach Yourself titles employ the 'Breakthrough method', which is designed specifically to overcome problems that students face.- Problem: "I find it difficult to remember what I've read."; Solution: this book includes end-of-chapter questions and summaries, and flashcards of key points available on-line and as apps- Problem: "Most books mention important other sources, but I can never find them in time."; Solution: this book includes key texts and case studies are summarised, complete with fully referenced quotes ready to use in your essay or exam.- Problem: "Lots of introductory books turn out to cover totally different topics than my course."; Solution: this book is written by a current university lecturer who understands what students are expected to know.
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Public Speaking In A Week

By Matt Avery
Authors:
Matt Avery
Sunday: Write a speech to which people will want to listen that is well-researched, uses stimulating content and is tailored to the needs of the audienceMonday: Learn how to use effective speaking techniques such as projection, commanding the space and interaction with your audienceTuesday: Discover more advanced public speaking techniques such as using audio and visual aids, varying your pace, and adding tone and inflectionWednesday: Ensure you are fully prepared through memorizing key points and rehearsing with othersThursday: Control your nerves with relaxation techniques and confidence tricks of the tradeFriday: Engage with your audience by keeping to your script, making eye contact and varying your delivery Saturday: Understand the common mistakes to avoid so that you won't lose your audience's attention
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Persuade People with Your Writing

By Karen Mannering
Authors:
Karen Mannering
The ability to persuade people to agree with you can be crucial to your working life. This book will help you apply the psychology of persuasion to your writing. Persuasion expert Karen Mannering guides you through all aspects of business writing, from adverts to business plans, emails to Twitter Feeds, and letters to reports to produce sharper and more productive copy through the power of persuasion.
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Persuade People with Your Writing: Teach Yourself Ebook Epub Write copy, emails, letters, reports and plans will get the results you want

By Karen Mannering
Authors:
Karen Mannering
The ability to persuade people to agree with you can be crucial to your working life. This book will help you apply the psychology of persuasion to your writing. Persuasion expert Karen Mannering guides you through all aspects of business writing, from adverts to business plans, emails to Twitter Feeds, and letters to reports to produce sharper and more productive copy through the power of persuasion.
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Portuguese Grammar: Teach Yourself Ebook Epub

By Sue Tyson-Ward
Authors:
Sue Tyson-Ward
Comprehensive and clear explanations of key grammar patterns and structures are reinforced and contextualized through authentic materials. You will not only learn how to construct grammar correctly, but when and where to use it so you sound natural and appropriate. Portuguese Grammar You Really Need to Know will help you gain the intuition you need to become a confident communicator in your new language.
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Portuguese Grammar You Really Need To Know: Teach Yourself

By Sue Tyson-Ward
Authors:
Sue Tyson-Ward
Comprehensive and clear explanations of key grammar patterns and structures are reinforced and contextualized through authentic materials. You will not only learn how to construct grammar correctly, but when and where to use it so you sound natural and appropriate. Portuguese Grammar You Really Need to Know will help you gain the intuition you need to become a confident communicator in your new language.
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Perfect Your French 2E: Teach Yourself

By Jean-Claude Arragon
Authors:
Jean-Claude Arragon
Is this the right course for me? Are you looking for an improver's course in French which will make you sound like a native? If you already know some French and want to take it further, Perfect your French will guarantee success! Taking you from a good GCSE level (level B2 of the Common European Framework), this course teaches you advanced structures and vocabulary so that by the end of the course you will be at GCE Advanced Level, CEF level C1: Can express him/herself fluently and spontaneously without much obvious searching for expressions. Can use language flexibly and effectively for social, academic and professional purposes. Full of authentic texts and dialogues about complex subjects, this course covers a wide range of topics of the sort you will want to talk about when in France and teaches you the kind of everyday language and features of speech that will enable you to communicate with confidence and feel comfortable taking part in conversation with native speakers of France. The choice of material aims to give you something of the flavour of France today and each unit is based around a single theme with lively interviews and conversations on the accompanying recording. There are activities based on the interviews and texts to help you remember what you've learnt and put your knowledge into practice. The units are divided into sessions - to help you organize your learning time and break up the material into manageable chunks - and there are reminders throughout to refresh your memory of points you have learnt. Now fully updated to make your language learning experience fun and interactive. You can still rely on the benefits of a top language teacher and our years of teaching experience, but now with added learning features within the course and online. Learn effortlessly with new, easy-to-read page design and interactive features: Not got much time? One, five and ten-minute introductions to key principles to get you started. Author insights Lots of instant help with common problems and quick tips for success, based on the author's many years of experience. Grammar tips Easy-to-follow building blocks to give you a clear understanding. Useful vocabulary Easy to find and learn, to build a solid foundation for speaking. Dialogues Read and listen to everyday dialogues to help you speak and understand fast. Test yourself Tests in the book and online to keep track of your progress. Extend your knowledge Extra online articles to give you a richer understanding of the culture and history of France. Try this Innovative exercises illustrate what you've learnt and how to use it.
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Perfect Your Italian 2E: Teach Yourself

By Sylvia Lymbery
Authors:
Sylvia Lymbery
Are you looking for an improver's course in Italian which will make you sound like a native? If you already know some Italian and want to take it further, Perfect your Italian will guarantee success! Taking you from a good GCSE level (level B2 of the Common European Framework), this course teaches you advanced structures and vocabulary so that by the end of the course you will be at GCE Advanced Level, CEF level C1: Can express him/herself fluently and spontaneously without much obvious searching for expressions. Can use language flexibly and effectively for social, academic and professional purposes.Full of authentic texts and dialogues about complex subjects, this course covers a wide range of topics of the sort you will want to talk about when in Italy and teaches you the kind of everyday language and features of speech that will enable you to communicate with confidence and feel comfortable taking part in conversation with native speakers of Italy. The choice of material aims to give you something of the flavour of Italy today and each unit is based around a single theme with lively interviews and conversations on the accompanying recording. There are activities based on the interviews and texts to help you remember what you've learnt and put your knowledge into practice. The units are divided into sessions - to help you organize your learning time and break up the material into manageable chunks - and there are reminders throughout to refresh your memory of points you have learnt.Now fully updated to make your language learning experience fun and interactive. You can still rely on the benefits of a top language teacher and our years of teaching experience, but now with added learning features within the course and online. Learn effortlessly with new, easy-to-read page design and interactive features: NOT GOT MUCH TIME?One, five and ten-minute introductions to key principles to get you started.AUTHOR INSIGHTSLots of instant help with common problems and quick tips for success, based on the author's many years of experience.GRAMMAR TIPSEasy-to-follow building blocks to give you a clear understanding.USEFUL VOCABULARYEasy to find and learn, to build a solid foundation for speaking.DIALOGUESRead and listen to everyday dialogues to help you speak and understand fast.TEST YOURSELFTests in the book and online to keep track of your progress.EXTEND YOUR KNOWLEDGEExtra online articles at: www.teachyourself.com to give you a richer understanding of the culture and history of Italy.TRY THISInnovative online exercises illustrate what you've learnt and how to use it.The course is available as a book (9781444151053), as a pack comprising the book and double CD (9781444151060) and as a double CD (9781444151077).
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Perfect Your Spanish 2E: Teach Yourself

By Juan Kattan-Ibarra
Authors:
Juan Kattan-Ibarra
Are you looking for an improver's course in Spanish which will make you sound like a native? If you already know some Spanish and want to take it further, Perfect your Spanish will guarantee success! Taking you from a good GCSE level (level B2 of the Common European Framework), this course teaches you advanced structures and vocabulary so that by the end of the course you will be at GCE Advanced Level, CEF level C1: Can express him/herself fluently and spontaneously without much obvious searching for expressions. Can use language flexibly and effectively for social, academic and professional purposes.Full of authentic texts and dialogues about complex subjects, this course covers a wide range of topics of the sort you will want to talk about when in Spain and teaches you the kind of everyday language and features of speech that will enable you to communicate with confidence and feel comfortable taking part in conversation with native speakers of Spain. The choice of material aims to give you something of the flavour of Spain today and each unit is based around a single theme with lively interviews and conversations on the accompanying recording. There are activities based on the interviews and texts to help you remember what you've learnt and put your knowledge into practice. The units are divided into sessions - to help you organize your learning time and break up the material into manageable chunks - and there are reminders throughout to refresh your memory of points you have learnt.Now fully updated to make your language learning experience fun and interactive. You can still rely on the benefits of a top language teacher and our years of teaching experience, but now with added learning features within the course and online. Learn effortlessly with new, easy-to-read page design and interactive features: NOT GOT MUCH TIME?One, five and ten-minute introductions to key principles to get you started.AUTHOR INSIGHTSLots of instant help with common problems and quick tips for success, based on the author's many years of experience.GRAMMAR TIPSEasy-to-follow building blocks to give you a clear understanding.USEFUL VOCABULARYEasy to find and learn, to build a solid foundation for speaking.DIALOGUESRead and listen to everyday dialogues to help you speak and understand fast.TEST YOURSELFTests in the book and online to keep track of your progress.EXTEND YOUR KNOWLEDGEExtra online articles at: www.teachyourself.com to give you a richer understanding of the culture and history of Spain.TRY THISInnovative online exercises illustrate what you've learnt and how to use it.The course is available as a book (9781444151084), as a pack comprising the book and double CD (9781444151091) and as a double CD (9781444151107).
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Persuade Anyone with NLP: Teach Yourself

By Alice Muir
Authors:
Alice Muir
"Persuade Anyone with NLP "will give you the secret behind increased power, personal effectiveness and charisma, improving the quality of your life and enabling you to get what you want, whether in the workplace, the shopping mall, or at home with the family. Using the NLP toolkit, you can unlock the secret of effective communication in all its forms, which will make you irresistible in any sphere of influence. Discover the key to great body language, how to build a rapport, handle conflict and negotiate - and, ultimately, how to use these skills to get what you want, just when you want it.
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  • Psychology for the Curious: Teach Yourself

    By Nicky Hayes
    Authors:
    Nicky Hayes
    Is this the right book for me?More than just a straight audiobook, this pack offers a unique introduction to the world of phsychology. In a series of structured discussions our panel of four leading experts will guide you through all the key areas of interest, including growth and development, learning, the unconscious and living with others. Whether you're a complete beginner or a student wanting a convenient way to recap before your exams they are guaranteed to hold your attention as they explore exactly why we are the way we are. Ideal for downloading onto an ipod or mp3 player, and with a booklet to help you recap on key ideas and specialist phrases, Psychology for the Curious means you can learn wherever and however you want.Psychology for the Curious includes:Chapter 1: Why bother with psychology?Psychology and common senseThe need for a scientific approachThe influence of behaviourismThe emergence of modern psychologyChapter 2: Sense, stories and social learningThe malleability of memoryConfabulationNarratives and scriptsChapter 3: Who am I?Self-esteemThe problem of normalityChapter 4: The unconscious mindThe psychoanalytic approachHow the unconscious mind worksDefence mechanismsWhat the unconscious isn'tChapter 5: Learning, expertise and creativityLevels of learningPredispositions in learningPractice and creativityExperts and novicesChapter 6: Coping with stressThe fight or flight reactionLong-term successPhysical copingPsychological copingChapter 7: Community and conflictSociability and adaptabilitySocial identificationSocial motivationChapter 8: Emotional intelligenceFacets of emotional intelligenceMeasuring the EQChapter 9: Positive psychologyPositive emotionsPositive thinkingLearned optimismHappiness
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    Perfect Your German 2E: Teach Yourself

    By Heiner Schenke, Paul Coogle
    Authors:
    Heiner Schenke, Paul Coogle
    Are you looking for an improver's course in German which will make you sound like a native? If you already know some German and want to take it further, Perfect your German will guarantee success! Taking you from a good GCSE level (level B2 of the Common European Framework), this course teaches you advanced structures and vocabulary so that by the end of the course you will be at GCE Advanced Level, CEF level C1: Can express him/herself fluently and spontaneously without much obvious searching for expressions. Can use language flexibly and effectively for social, academic and professional purposes.Should be used in conjunction with the CD, Perfect Your German (9781444151046), sold separately.
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