Become a bona fide master of Latin English vocabulary owes a great debt to Latin, ergo you already know many Latin words and phrases. Now you can move beyond the status quo and learn this classical language. With Latin Demystified, nihil obstat (nothing stands in the way). Beginning with an overview of Latin, basic pronunciation rules, and a discussion on the differences between inflected and analytical languages, Latin Demystified covers key grammar fundamentals such as nouns, verb forms, and syntax. You'll build your Latin vocabulary with essential words and phrases and quickly master this challenging language. Test yourself at the end of every chapter for reinforcement that you're fast on your way to reading and understanding Latin. This fast and easy guide features: Clear and straightforward explanations of Latin grammar fundamentals Numerous examples of simple and complex sentence structures Full coverage of Latin noun declensions and verb tenses Helpful writing exercises Quizzes at the end of each chapter to reinforce new material Simple enough for a beginner, but challenging enough for a more experienced student, Latin Demystified is your shortcut to mastering this complex language.
Need to learn MATHEMATICA? Problem SOLVED! Take full advantage of all the powerful capabilities of Mathematica with help from this hands-on guide. Filled with examples and step-by-step explanations, Mathematica Demystified takes you from your very first calculation all the way to plotting complex fractals. Using an intuitive format, this book explains the fundamentals of Mathematica up front. Learn how to define functions, create 2-D graphs of functions, write basic programs, and use modules. You'll move on to 3-D graphics, calculus, polynomial, linear, and differential equations, dynamical systems, and fractals. Hundreds of examples with concise explanations make it easy to understand the material, and end-of-chapter quizzes and a final exam help reinforce learning. This self-teaching guide offers: A quick way to get up and running on Mathematica Coverage of Mathematica 6 and 7 Tips for avoiding and correcting syntax errors Details on creating slideshow presentations of your work No unnecessary technical jargon A time-saving approach to performing better on an exam or at work! Simple enough for a beginner, but challenging enough for an advanced user, Mathematica Demystified is your shortcut to mastering this fully integrated technical computing software.
Unlock the riddle of speaking and interacting in German German Demystified provides you with a solid foundation for building conversation skills in that language. You can go at your own pace as you are guided through the fundamentals of communicating in German. Organized around everyday themes such as meeting people, making plans, and talking on the phone each chapter features an in-depth dialog presented both in the book and on the audio, coverage of essential communication skills (such as asking a question or making comparisons), review of key grammar points, and written and verbal activities to reinforce new communication skills.
Decode the mystery of English grammar to add polish to your papers, emails, business letters, and more English Grammar Demystified teaches the fundamentals of the subject in an easy, step-by-step approach that allows you to learn at your own pace. With help from this book, you will understand the parts of speech, learn to use punctuation correctly, master verb tenses, spot and avoid common grammatical errors, and improve your overall sentence structures. Throughout the book you can monitor your progress through self-tests, and a comprehensive final exam at the end of the book gives you instant feedback on new language skills.
If, as the immortal Ovid wrote, abeunt studia in mores ("earnest study passes into habit"), then meditor planto perficio ("practice makes perfect")! This workbook, authored by the late professor Richard Prior, offers the practice necessary to master Latin verbs--regular or irregular--with their tenses. The verbs are presented in context in 21 units. With more than 190 exercises, you will build conjugation skills and learn when and why to use different word tenses--paving the way to building sentences. Inside you will find: 193 exercises 20-exercise review section A handy Glossary--Latin-English; English--Latin for quick reference
Chat like a native Italian speaker Want to hold conversations in Italian but you can't get past Come stai? Non e un problema! With Italian Conversation Demystified you'll develop your skills so quickly you'll sound like you were born in Bologna or made your living in Milan. Beginning with common Italian phrases you already know, this book covers key topics such as going out on the town, talking on the phone, asking for directions, and making future plans. Step by step, you'll build your Italian conversation skills and--in no time--you will learn how to talk about the past and future, express opinions, ask for advice, make small talk, and such more. To help you on your way, the accompanying audio CDs feature two-and-half hours of conversations performed by native speakers and interactive practice exercises and quizzes. This fast and easy guide features: In-depth dialogues presented both in the book and on the audio Audio practice exercises that get you speaking immediately Step-by-step guidance through the fundamentals of communicating in Italian Coverage of essential conversational skills such as asking a question or making comparisons Quizzes at the end of each chapter that reinforce new communication skills So when you are ready to graduate from simple questions to having full discussions with Italian speakers, Italian Conversation Demystified is your shortcut to mastering this popular language.
This essential reference teaches library staff how to handle the most common and confusing problems in serials cataloging by providing clear examples, practice exercises, and helpful advice based on experience. * Sources include industry-leading cataloging journals * Important cataloging information accompanies each example, such as images of the journal's cover and title page, and machine-readable cataloging (MARC) record * Margins contain applicable cataloging rules for each example
‘Religion is a tool in the hands of the oppressor against the oppressed solely because he frames the commandments and calls them the God’s’, is an apt description of the Hindu social order. The book rips open the raw nerve of Hinduism—its invidious castes, positioned as a ‘God-ordained’ institution, commandeered by its freebooter priestly class while clandestinely establishing its religious, social and political hegemony through interpolation of its pristine and effulgent scriptures. The author boldly analyses this imbroglio through a microscopic analysis of these and more related issues: • How priests controlled the Hindu religious, social, educational and political apparatus? • How the dominant priestly class fractured the society into mutually antagonistic subordinated hierarchical segments, and ruled it by reserving all elite jobs for itself? • How the fiendish priesthood emasculated shudras by depriving them of the ‘shaastra and shastra’ (education and arms) and made them permanent ‘village servant classes’? • How the pretensions of attaining siddhis through 'meditation and penances' established priests as the ‘gods on earth’ for their assertions of ‘purity and effulgence’? • How ‘karma’, ‘reincarnation’ and ‘84-lakhs births’ theories were devised to justify fatalism and hierarchical gradation of varnas? • Can India be rightfully called the ‘vishvaguru’ and the mother of all civilisations? • How Buddhism effeminated Hindus and made them the doormats for the ruthless? • Why Hindus had to abandon their own, to adop foreign institutions of governance? • Why Hinduism should become a universal and proselytising faith and fight demographic challenges posed by Islam and Christianity?
A revealing new look at the private life of the controversial Cuban singer as told by those closest to her—her children, her music industry collaborators, and lovers, as written by the award-winning journalist and salsa music historian Juan A. Moreno-Velázquez. This book goes behind the scenes to reveal who La Lupe really was, as opposed to who the general public, music industry, and public made her out to be—beginning with her humble roots in Santiago de Cuba, to her untimely passing in the South Bronx in 1992.
Globalization, within academic, political and business circles alike, conjures an ever growing diversity of associations, connotations and attendant mythologies. In this volume a distinguished array of international academics assess the contribution of the globalization thesis, in its various guises, to our understanding of social, political and economic change in contemporary societies. They expose, challenge and demystify many of the exaggerated and overgeneralized claims made about globalization, whilst developing a distinctive 'third wave' perspective on the world we inhabit and the processes currently reconfiguring it.