Books about Precise

  1. The Elements of Style

    by William Strunk Jr.
    A practical guide to written English, providing guidance on grammar and style.

    This style manual offers practical advice on improving writing skills. Throughout, the emphasis is on promoting a plain English style. This little book can help you communicate more effectively by ... (Goodreads)

  2. Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus

    by Ludwig Wittgenstein
    A philosophical treatise on language, logic, and the limits of human understanding.

    Perhaps the most important work of philosophy written in the twentieth century, Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus was the only philosophical work that Ludwig Wittgenstein published during his life. ... (Goodreads)

  3. The Civil War: A Narrative

    by Shelby Foote
    A comprehensive and vivid account of the American Civil War, from its origins to its aftermath.

    Foote's comprehensive history of the Civil War includes three compelling volumes: Fort Sumter to Perryville, Fredericksburg to Meridian, and Red River to Appomattox. Collected together in a handsome ... (Goodreads)

  4. Prelude to Foundation

    by Isaac Asimov
    A powerful ruler's journey to save his crumbling empire, and protect humanity from a mysterious force.

    Prelude to Foundation is set in the year 12,020 G.E. (Galactic Era), during the rocky reign of the Emperor Cleon I. It starts with Seldon's presentation of a paper at a mathematics convention ... (Wikipedia)

  5. The Checklist Manifesto: How to Get Things Right

    by Atul Gawande
    A guide to better decision-making, exploring the power of checklists in various fields.

    The, New York Times, bestselling author of, Better, and, Complications, reveals the surprising power of the ordinary checklist We live in a world of great and increasing complexity, where even the ... (Goodreads)

  6. Eats, Shoots & Leaves: The Zero Tolerance Approach to Punctuation

    by Lynne Truss
    A humorous look at the importance of punctuation and its effect on language.

    In Eats, Shoots & Leaves , former editor Lynne Truss, gravely concerned about our current grammatical state, boldly defends proper punctuation. She proclaims, in her delightfully urbane, witty, and ... (Goodreads)

  7. The Negotiator

    by Frederick Forsyth
    A former SAS officer is hired to negotiate the release of hostages from a terrorist group.

    Frederick Forsyth, master of the international thriller, retums with an electrifying story of a man of immense power and a conspiracy to crush the President of the United States. Only one ... (Goodreads)

  8. Ben Hogan's Five Lessons: The Modern Fundamentals of Golf

    by Ben Hogan
    A classic instructional book on golf, detailing the techniques and fundamentals of the game.

    A timeless classic with nearly one million copies in print,, Ben Hogan’s Five Lessons, outlines the building blocks of winning golf from one of the all-time masters of the sport—fully illustrated ... (Goodreads)

  9. How Not to Die: Discover the Foods Scientifically Proven to Prevent and Reverse Disease

    by Michael Greger
    A guide to understanding the science behind healthy eating and living, to prevent and treat chronic diseases.

    From the physician behind the wildly popular website, How Not to Die reveals the groundbreaking scientific evidence behind the only diet that can prevent and reverse many of the ... (Goodreads)

  10. Stalingrad: The Fateful Siege, 1942–1943

    by Antony Beevor
    The epic story of the Battle of Stalingrad and its devastating impact on WWII.

    The Battle of Stalingrad was not only the psychological turning point of World War II: it also changed the face of modern warfare. From Antony Beevor, the internationally bestselling author of, ... (Barnes & Noble)

  11. Complications: A Surgeon's Notes on an Imperfect Science

    by Atul Gawande
    Exploration of the human costs and consequences of medical care, highlighting our imperfections and vulnerabilities.

    In gripping accounts of true cases, surgeon Atul Gawande explores the power and the limits of medicine, offering an unflinching view from the scalpel's edge. Complications lays bare a science not in ... (Goodreads)

  12. On Writing Well: The Classic Guide to Writing Nonfiction

    by William Zinsser
    Comprehensive guide to writing nonfiction, covering craft, style, and technique.

    On Writing Well has been praised for its sound advice, its clarity and the warmth of its style. It is a book for everybody who wants to learn how to write or who needs to do some writing to get ... (Goodreads)

  13. Knots and Crosses

    by Ian Rankin
    An Edinburgh detective investigates a series of murders, unearthing a dark past.

    Detective John Rebus: His city is being terrorized by a baffling series of murders...and he's tied to a maniac by an invisible knot of blood. Once John Rebus served in Britain's elite SAS. Now he's ... (Goodreads)

  14. Ratio: The Simple Codes Behind the Craft of Everyday Cooking

    by Michael Ruhlman
    A guide to mastering the fundamental ratios and techniques of cooking, allowing for creativity and confidence in the kitchen.

    Michael Ruhlman’s groundbreaking New York Times bestseller takes us to the very “truth” of cooking: it is not about recipes but rather about basic ratios and fundamental techniques that makes all ... (Barnes & Noble)

  15. The Reckoning

    by Sharon Kay Penman
    A historical fiction novel set in 14th century Wales, following the lives of a noble family and their struggles for power and survival.

    Here, alive from the pages of history, is the compelling tale of a Celtic society ruled by Llewelyn, Prince of Wales, on a collison course with a feudal realm of Edward I. WIth this last book in the ... (Goodreads)

  16. The Sense of Style: The Thinking Person's Guide to Writing in the 21st Century

    by Steven Pinker
    A guide to writing well in the modern era, with a focus on clarity, coherence, and style.

    A short and entertaining book on the modern art of writing well by, New York Times, bestselling author Steven Pinker Why is so much writing so bad, and how can we make it better? Is the English ... (Goodreads)

  17. Between You & Me: Confessions of a Comma Queen

    by Mary Norris
    A witty memoir of a copy editor's life, exploring the nuances of grammar and language.

    "Hilarious…This book charmed my socks off." —Patricia O’Conner, New York Times Book Review Mary Norris has spent more than three decades working in The New Yorker’s renowned copy department, helping ... (Barnes & Noble)

  18. Small Vices

    by Robert B. Parker
    Private investigator Spenser is hired to clear a man's name in a murder case, but the deeper he digs, the more dangerous it becomes.

    Ellis Alves is no angel. But his lawyer says he was framed for the murder of college student Melissa Henderson...and asks Spenser for help. From Boston's back streets to Manhattan's elite, Spenser ... (Goodreads)

  19. Relativity: The Special and the General Theory

    by Albert Einstein
    An exploration of the laws of relativity and their implications on science and philosophy.

    An accesible version of Einstein's masterpiece of theory, written by the genius himself According to Einstein himself, this book is intended "to give an exact insight into the theory of Relativity to ... (Goodreads)

  20. Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association(r)

    by American Psychological Association
    Comprehensive guide to writing and formatting research papers, theses, and dissertations in the social and behavioral sciences.

    With millions of copies sold, the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association is the style manual of choice for writers, editors, students, educators, and professionals in ... (Goodreads)

  21. Diaspora

    by Greg Egan
    A group of post-human beings, known as "polises," explore the universe and grapple with the meaning of existence.

    Diaspora begins with a description of "orphanogenesis", the birthing of a citizen without any ancestors (the majority of citizens descend from fleshers uploaded at some point), and the subsequent ... (Wikipedia)

  22. Brunelleschi's Dome: How a Renaissance Genius Reinvented Architecture

    by Ross King
    A look into the remarkable life and legacy of the pioneering artist and architect, Filippo Brunelleschi.

    The, New York Times, bestselling, award winning story of the construction of the dome of Santa Maria del Fiore in Florence and the Renaissance genius who reinvented architecture to build it. On ... (Barnes & Noble)

  23. The Copywriter's Handbook: A Step-By-Step Guide to Writing Copy That Sells

    by Robert W. Bly
    A comprehensive guide to writing persuasive copy that sells products and services. Covers techniques, strategies, and examples for effective copywriting.

    The, classic guide to copywriting, now in an entirely updated fourth edition This is a book for everyone who writes or approves copy: copywriters, multichannel marketers, creative directors, ... (Barnes & Noble)

  24. Why I Write

    by George Orwell
    Reflection on the art and craft of writing, exploring its purpose and power.

    Whether puncturing the lies of politicians, wittily dissecting the English character or telling unpalatable truths about war, Orwell's timeless, uncompromising essays are more relevant, entertaining ... (Goodreads)

  25. The Elements of Typographic Style

    by Robert Bringhurst
    A comprehensive guide to typography, exploring the art and science of arranging type to make written language legible, readable, and appealing.

    Renowned typographer and poet Robert Bringhurst brings clarity to the art of typography with this masterful style guide. Combining practical, theoretical, and historical, this book is a must for ... (Goodreads)

  26. The Chicago Manual of Style

    by University of Chicago Press
    Comprehensive guide to writing, editing, and publishing. Covers grammar, punctuation, citation styles, and more.

    The 15th edition of , The Chicago Manual of Style , has been superseded by the 17th edition., In the 1890s, a proofreader at the University of Chicago Press prepared a single sheet of typographic ... (Goodreads)

  27. Elizabeth and Mary: Cousins, Rivals, Queens

    by Jane Dunn
    A dual biography of Elizabeth I and Mary Queen of Scots, exploring their complex relationship and political rivalry.

    The political and religious conflicts between Queen Elizabeth I and the doomed Mary, Queen of Scots, have for centuries captured our imagination and inspired memorable dramas played out on stage, ... (Goodreads)

  28. Clean Code: A Handbook of Agile Software Craftsmanship

    by Robert C. Martin
    A guide to writing maintainable, efficient computer code through principles of good design.

    Even bad code can function. But if code isn't clean, it can bring a development organization to its knees. Every year, countless hours and significant resources are lost because of poorly written ... (Goodreads)

  29. Gödel's Proof

    by Ernest Nagel
    A concise explanation of Kurt Gödel's incompleteness theorems, which revolutionized the field of mathematics and logic.

    In 1931 Kurt Gödel published his fundamental paper, "On Formally Undecidable Propositions of Principia Mathematica and Related Systems." This revolutionary paper challenged certain basic assumptions ... (Goodreads)

  30. The Annihilation Score

    by Charles Stross
    As superheroes emerge, the government creates a new agency to regulate them. But bureaucracy and politics threaten to destroy everything.

    In this this science fiction spy thriller by Hugo Award winning writer Charles Stross, the Laundry - the British secret agency that fights supernatural threats - must team up with the police force, ... (Goodreads)

  31. The Lexus and the Olive Tree

    by Thomas L. Friedman
    A study of globalization and its impact on the world, exploring the tension between the forces of modernization and traditionalism.

    In The Lexus and the Olive Tree , Thomas L. Friedman, the Pulitzer Prize-winning foreign affairs columnist for The New York Times , offers an engrossing look at the new international system that is ... (Goodreads)

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