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- Nova Press 2001; US$ 9.95
English offers perhaps the richest vocabulary of all languages, in part because its words are culled from so many languages. It is a shame that we do not tap this rich source more often in our daily conversation to express ourselves more clearly and precisely. Many a vocabulary book lists esoteric words we quickly forget or feel self-conscious using.... more...
- Penguin Group US 2002; US$ 6.99
Published in hardcover as The Penguin Roget's College Thesaurus in Dictionary Form , this new paperback edition of the 20-million-copy bestselling thesaurus has been fully revised, expanded, and updated for the modern home, school, or office. more...
- Insomniac Press 2003; US$ 16.95
This delightful book includes over 100 mini-essays explaining the origins and historical development of words in our language that pertain to love and sex. Do you know, for example, what a 78 is? Here's a hint: like the old 78 rpm records, the term refers to a man who is ... well, on the fast side! Diligently researched, The Lover's Tongue is written... more...
- McGraw-Hill 2007; US$ 6.95
The 411 on the latest American slang. This up-to-date dictionary presents you with 2,100entries including colorful words and phrasesfrom television and movies, as well as thestreets and campuses. more...
- University of Minnesota Press 1968; US$ 67.50
This is the first translation of an important medieval work in philosophy, an advanced treatise by the thirteenth-century English logician William of Sherwood. The treatise draws on doctrines developed in Sherwoods Introduction to Logic, which has also b more...
- Penguin Group US 2008; US$ 15.00
A brilliant and personal literary journey, in which Philip Dodd tells the curious tales of people whose names?deliberately or by chance?became household words What?s in a name? For Philip Dodd, this question led to an international tour, sleuthing the history of some of our most intriguing eponyms. The result is a collection of surprising, stranger-than-fiction... more...
- Crown Publishing Group 2010; US$ 19.99
Word geeks (1984), rejoice! Crack open these covers and immerse yourself in a mind-expanding (1963) compendium of the new words (or new meanings of words) that have sprung from American life to ignite the most vital, inventive, fruitful, and A-OK (1961) lexicographical Big Bang (1950) since the first no-brow (1922) Neanderthal grunted meaningfully.... more...
- Penguin Group US 2009; US$ 13.95
A cornucopia of spelling challenges?from the deceptively simple to the truly vexing?for good, better, and exceptional spellers (or those who want to be). So You Think You Can Spell? is a handy way to go one on one, pencil to paper, against hard, harder, and heartless words. The challenges vary from three- and five-word mini-quizzes to... more...
- OUP Oxford 2009; US$ 34.99
This practical introduction to word history investigates every aspect of where words come from and how they change. Philip Durkin, chief etymologist of the Oxford English Dictionary, shows how different types of evidence can shed light on the myriad ways in which words change in form and meaning. He considers how such changes can be part of wider linguistic... more...