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- McGraw-Hill Companies,Inc. 2013; US$ 13.00
Use just the right phrases and master the art of conversation like a native speaker of English. How do you share an experience from your home country? What should you say to start a conversation? How do you offer someone your advice? This handy reference will help you navigate social and business situations, withhundreds of ready-to-use English phrases... more...
- Pocket Books 2005; US$ 6.99
LEARNING NEW WORDS IS AS EASY AS ONE, TWO, THREE! • RECOGNIZE the keys to the English language, the basic units from which all words are made • FOLLOW clear examples of how the key explains a word's origin and meaning -- or how it combines with other keys to create new words • BUILD your word power with practical exercises to expand... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2009; US$ 16.95
A reference book that belongs on every desk--one of the handiest, best-organized, and most reliable thesauruses available, newly updated to reflect the American language of today. From the Hardcover edition. more...
- Random House Information Group 2012; US$ 14.99
Let your vocabulary speak for itself. Knowing which words to use and how to use them is key to communicating accurately and effectively. That?s why more than one million people have used Word Smart to improve their vocabularies! This updated 5th edition defines and explains more than 1,400 need-to-know vocabulary words. To create this book, the Princeton... more...
- Random House Information Group 2012; US$ 13.99
Build a More Impressive Vocabulary. Did you know that: ? The word "noisome" has nothing whatsoever to do with noise? ? "Ordinance" and "ordnance" have two distinct meanings? ? An "errant" fool is a fool who is lost, while an "arrant" fool is one whose foolishness is obvious? If any of these facts caught you by surprise, then you need... more...
- St. Martin's Press 2013; US$ 8.99
From apian (like a bee) to zodiac (little-animals circle), a word book that spots the animal origins of words and names There are mice in your muscles , and blackbirds in your merlot . Behind adulation is a dog's wagging tail. Peculiar houses a herd of cattle. Grubby is crawling with bugs. Wordhound Martha Barnette collects more than... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 125.00
History, archaeology, and human evolutionary genetics provide us with an increasingly detailed view of the origins and development of the peoples that live in Northwestern Europe. This book aims to restore the key position of historical linguistics in this debate by treating the history of the Germanic languages as a history of its speakers. It focuses... more...
- Knopf Canada 2010; US$ 22.00
Letters are tangible language. Joining together in endless combinations to actually show speech, letters convey our messages and tell our stories. While we encounter these tiny shapes hundreds of times a day, we take for granted the long, fascinating history behind one of the most fundamental of human inventions -- the alphabet. The heart of the book... more...
- Osprey Publishing 2013; US$ 7.95
For 1500 years English has built new words or taken them from other languages and changed their form and often their meaning to make them the words we use today. When we explore the journeys, arrivals and changes of these words, they present us with some extraordinary stories. School for example, comes indirectly from the Greek word for leisure, and... more...
- HarperCollins 2009; Not Available
Brilliant philologist and sexy YouTube sensation Marina Orlova is Hot For Words ?and you will be too when you join her on a titillating journey through the origins and meanings of words and phrases. Combining fascinating philology and etymology with provocative, full-colored photos of the alluring author, Hot For Words makes intelligence almost... more...