Devil s Dictionary of Education Book

Devil s Dictionary of Education


  • Author : Tyrrell Burgess
  • Publisher : A&C Black
  • Release Date : 2002-12-17
  • Genre: Education
  • Pages : 146
  • ISBN 10 : 9780826463234

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Devil s Dictionary of Education Excerpt :

-A satirical dictionary of key words in education-Inspired by Ambrose Bierce's popular The Devil's Dictionary-The perfect gift for teachersThis A-Z dictionary of educational terms offers funny and thought-provoking definitions of what they *really* mean.a

The Devil s Dictionary Book
Score: 4
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The Devil s Dictionary


  • Author : Ambrose Bierce
  • Publisher : Createspace Independent Pub
  • Release Date : 1911
  • Genre: HUMOR
  • Pages : 376
  • ISBN 10 : UVA:X000298044

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The Devil s Dictionary Excerpt :

Bierce exploits the comic potential of the dictionary format to mock the doublespeak prominent in post-Civil War politics. Using short, pithy entries on a variety of subjects, this "reference book" inverts the meaning of words, skewers popular hypocrisy and showcases Bierce's dark humor. Many of these entries began as newspaper columns Bierce wrote in the 1870s. One hundred years later, it is clear that the America he lampoons is not that different from our own.

Academic Keywords Book
Score: 3
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Academic Keywords


  • Author : Cary Nelson
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2002-06-01
  • Genre: Art
  • Pages : 350
  • ISBN 10 : 9781135962166

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Academic Keywords Excerpt :

Know what academic freedom is? Or what it's come to mean? What's affirmative about affirmative action these days? Think you're up on the problem of sexual harassment on campus? Or know how much the university depends on part-time faculty? Academic Keywords is a witty, informed, and sometimes merciless assessment of today's campus, an increasingly corporatized institution that may have bitten off more than its administration is ready to chew. Cary Nelson and Steve Watt use the format of a dictionary to present stories and reflections on some of the most pressing issues affecting higher education in America. From the haphazard treatment of graduate students to the use and abuse of faculty (as well as abuses commited by faculty), Nelson and Watt present a compelling and, at times, enraging report on the state of the campus.

The Devil s Financial Dictionary Book
Score: 4
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The Devil s Financial Dictionary


  • Author : Jason Zweig
  • Publisher : PublicAffairs
  • Release Date : 2015-10-13
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN 10 : 9781610396066

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The Devil s Financial Dictionary Excerpt :

Your Survival Guide to the Hades of Wall Street The Devil's Financial Dictionary skewers the plutocrats and bureaucrats who gave us exploding mortgages, freakish risks, and banks too big to fail. And it distills the complexities, absurdities, and pomposities of Wall Street into plain truths and aphorisms anyone can understand. An indispensable survival guide to the hostile wilderness of today's financial markets, The Devil's Financial Dictionary delivers practical insights with a scorpion's sting. It cuts through the fads and fakery of Wall Street and clears a safe path for investors between euphoria and despair. Staying out of financial purgatory has never been this fun.

New Devil s Dictionary Book

New Devil s Dictionary


  • Author : Rhoda Koenig
  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
  • Release Date : 2011-11-08
  • Genre: Reference
  • Pages : 192
  • ISBN 10 : 9780762775774

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New Devil s Dictionary Excerpt :

A new and beautifully illustrated collection of bitter, biting definitions to celebrate the centenary of The Devil’s Dictionary Ambrose Bierce’s classic The Devil’s Dictionary first appeared in its entirety in 1911. Its caustic wit and arch tone have ensured steady popularity and sales to this day. To mark its centennial, Rhoda Koenig gives us a new version of Bierce’s mordant vision. Its myriad definitions, like the original’s, individually expose hypocrisy, pretension, and vanity and collectively paint a mocking portrait of society at its worst. More than just a denunciation of jargon or political correctness, it lambasts old and young, rich and poor, male and female, left and right, and takes them all down a peg—or three. It deals with classic subjects but also defines new ideas and explicates new usages from “academia” to “teamwork” to “women’s magazine.” Among the many definitions inside: accessible, adj. (1) Of a subject, one that can be approached by the most intellectually handicapped, aided by the ramp of banality and the guardrail of diminished vocabulary. (2) Of a woman, a nice way of putting it. collectible, n. Object which many are eager to possess, though it may not be attractive, entertaining, or useful. Not to be confused with “spouse.” If you relish moral criticism of immoral behavior, The New Devil’s Dictionary will leave you howling for more.

A Dictionary of Gods and Goddesses  Devils and Demons Book

A Dictionary of Gods and Goddesses Devils and Demons


  • Author : Manfred Lurker
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2015-04-29
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 464
  • ISBN 10 : 9781136106200

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A Dictionary of Gods and Goddesses Devils and Demons Excerpt :

Containing around 1,800 entries this Dictionary covers, in one volume, all the important deities and demons from around the world. The gods of ancient mythology appear alongside the gods of contemporary religion, and `lesser' mythologies and religions are also fully covered. The author provides an extensive network of cross-references, allowing the reader to draw cross-cultural comparisons. The Dictionary will be an invaluable source of information for anyone interested in comparative religion or the diversity of religious views throughout the world.

Book of Humorous Quotations Book

Book of Humorous Quotations


  • Author : Connie Robertson
  • Publisher : Wordsworth Editions
  • Release Date : 1998
  • Genre: English wit and humor
  • Pages : 381
  • ISBN 10 : 1853267597

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Book of Humorous Quotations Excerpt :

From Oscar Wilde's witty observation in Lady Windermere's Fan that 'I can resist everything except temptation', to Zsa Zsa Gabor's admission that 'I know nothing about sex, because I was always married', and by way of Woody Allen's numerous bon mots to the anonymous definition of psychiatry as being 'the care of the id by the odd', Connie Robertson has woven together a hilarious, stimulating and thought-provoking collection of the best humorous quotations which will provide the reader with much to ponder over long after the book has been put aside.The Wordsworth Book of Humorous Quotations will delight the browser and the simply curious while also providing the student, journalist and after-dinner speaker with a wealth of valuable material.

The British National Bibliography Book

The British National Bibliography


  • Author : Arthur James Wells
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2003
  • Genre: Bibliography, National
  • Pages : null
  • ISBN 10 : UOM:39015079755628

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The Unabridged Devil s Dictionary Book
Score: 4
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The Unabridged Devil s Dictionary


  • Author : Ambrose Bierce
  • Publisher : University of Georgia Press
  • Release Date : 2010-09-15
  • Genre: Humor
  • Pages : 440
  • ISBN 10 : 9780820326344

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The Unabridged Devil s Dictionary Excerpt :

If we could only put aside our civil pose and say what we really thought, the world would be a lot like the one alluded to in The Unabridged Devil’s Dictionary. There, a bore is "a person who talks when you wish him to listen," and happiness is "an agreeable sensation arising from contemplating the misery of another." This is the most comprehensive, authoritative edition ever of Ambrose Bierce’s satiric masterpiece. It renders obsolete all other versions that have appeared in the book’s ninety-year history. A virtual onslaught of acerbic, confrontational wordplay, The Unabridged Devil’s Dictionary offers some 1,600 wickedly clever definitions to the vocabulary of everyday life. Little is sacred and few are safe, for Bierce targets just about any pursuit, from matrimony to immortality, that allows our willful failings and excesses to shine forth. This new edition is based on David E. Schultz and S. T. Joshi’s exhaustive investigation into the book’s writing and publishing history. All of Bierce’s known satiric definitions are here, including previously uncollected, unpublished, and alternative entries. Definitions dropped from previous editions have been restored while nearly two hundred wrongly attributed to Bierce have been excised. For dedicated Bierce readers, an introduction and notes are also included. Ambrose Bierce’s Devil’s Dictionary is a classic that stands alongside the best work of satirists such as Twain, Mencken, and Thurber. This unabridged edition will be celebrated by humor fans and word lovers everywhere.

Camp Sites Book

Camp Sites


  • Author : Michael Trask
  • Publisher : Stanford University Press
  • Release Date : 2013-06-19
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN 10 : 9780804786638

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Reading across the disciplines of the mid-century university, this book argues that the political shift in postwar America from consensus liberalism to New Left radicalism entailed as many continuities as ruptures. Both Cold War liberals and radicals understood the university as a privileged site for "doing politics," and both exiled homosexuality from the political ideals each group favored. Liberals, who advanced a politics of style over substance, saw gay people as unable to separate the two, as incapable of maintaining the opportunistic suspension of disbelief on which a tough-minded liberalism depended. Radicals, committed to a politics of authenticity, saw gay people as hopelessly beholden to the role-playing and duplicity that the radicals condemned in their liberal forebears. Camp Sites considers key themes of postwar culture, from the conflict between performance and authenticity to the rise of the meritocracy, through the lens of camp, the underground sensibility of pre-Stonewall gay life. In so doing, it argues that our basic assumptions about the social style of the postwar milieu are deeply informed by certain presuppositions about homosexual experience and identity, and that these presuppositions remain stubbornly entrenched despite our post-Stonewall consciousness-raising.

The Devil s Dictionaries Book

The Devil s Dictionaries


  • Author : Ambrose Bierce
  • Publisher : See Sharp Press
  • Release Date : 2004-08-01
  • Genre: Humor
  • Pages : 160
  • ISBN 10 : 9781884365881

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The Devil s Dictionaries Excerpt :

This compilation of hundreds of biting, witty, cruel, and hilarious definitions combines the best 200 definitions from Ambrose Bierce’s classic The Devil’s Dictionary, with more than 500 definitions from the most humorous and stinging entries in Chaz Bufe’s The American Heretic’s Dictionary. This new edition includes 50 new definitions from Bufe and new biting illustrations by San Francisco artist and filmmaker J. R. Swanson. The Bierce definitions focus on his favorite targets, including religion, jingoism masquerading as patriotism, the “lickspittle” press, the thievery inherent in the American economic system, and the multitude of idiocies and hypocrisies pervading American social and political life. Bufe’s definitions share many of the same targets, but also skewer such contemporary plagues as the “right to life” movement, religious fundamentalism, the IRS, and the puritanically “politically correct.” Bufe also turns a jaundiced eye on both male and female sexual attitudes, something which Bierce, writing in much more conservative times, was not free to do.

A Dictionary of Epidemiology Book
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A Dictionary of Epidemiology


  • Author : John M. Last Professor of Epidemiology University of Ottawa (Emeritus)
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
  • Release Date : 2000-11-30
  • Genre: Medical
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN 10 : 9780199774340

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A Dictionary of Epidemiology Excerpt :

Dictionary making never ends because languages are always changing. Widely used throughout the world, this book will continue to serve as the standard English-language dictionary of epidemiology and many from related fields such as biostatistics, infectious disease control, health promotion, genetics, clinical epidemiology, health economics, and medical ethics. The definitions are clear and concise, but there is space for some brief essays and discussions of the provenance of important terms. Sponsored by the International Epidemiological Association, the dictionary represents the consensus of epidemiologists in many different countries. All the definitions were reviewed repeatedly by an international network of contributors from every major branch of epidemiology. They are authoritative without being authoritarian. The Fourth Edition contains well over 150 new entries anad substantial revisions of about the same number of definitions, plus a dozen new illustrations. Many of the new terms relate to methods used in environmental and clinical epidemiology.

The Lisbon Recognition Convention at 15  making fair recognition a reality Book

The Lisbon Recognition Convention at 15 making fair recognition a reality


  • Author : Sjur Bergan
  • Publisher : Council of Europe
  • Release Date : 2014-01-01
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 314
  • ISBN 10 : 9789287179838

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The Lisbon Recognition Convention at 15 making fair recognition a reality Excerpt :

The Lisbon Recognition Convention, developed by the Council of Europe and UNESCO, is the main international legal text on the international recognition of qualifications and has been ratified by more than 50 countries. Few Council of Europe conventions have achieved a greater number of ratifications, and the political importance of the Lisbon Recognition Convention is very considerable. The recognition of qualifications is a necessary, if not sufficient, condition for both student and labour mobility. To mark the 15th anniversary of the convention, this book examines some of the challenges to the international recognition of qualifications. The convention is an essential legal text, but it needs to be put into better practice. How can learners use their degrees and qualifications in a new country, without losing the real value of those qualifications? The authors, who come from a variety of backgrounds, review the policies and practice of recognition, link recognition to the broader higher education policy debate and consider the role of recognition in enabling individuals to move freely across borders.

A Devil s Dictionary of Business Book

A Devil s Dictionary of Business


  • Author : Nicholas Von Hoffman
  • Publisher : Nation Books
  • Release Date : 2006-07-24
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 323
  • ISBN 10 : 156025906X

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A Devil s Dictionary of Business Excerpt :

This book is an incisive and entertaining overview of the business world, worthy of its antecedent, Ambrose Bierce's "The Devil's Dictionary." Told from the perspective of the legendary Nicholas von Hoffman, it is catty, sharp, funny, mean and informative. Arranged alphabetically, from "Abacus" to "Zukor, Adlph" the dictionary elucidates the business world from top to bottom, from the ancient world to the present. "The Devil's Dictionary of Business" is an ideal gift for your stockbroker, bank manager, loan shark or that anticapitalist, Starbucks-bashing cousin of yours, all of whom will enjoy von Hoffman's sardonic and dizzying tour of mammon.