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- HarperCollins 2009; Not Available
Adjectives have long suffered from bad press. For many years, English teachers have been fond of telling students that "adjectives are the enemy of nouns, and adverbs are the enemy of everything else." While it's still advisable to heed your English teacher's advice on most other matters, The Highly Selective Dictionary of Golden Adjectives for... more...
- HarperCollins 2010; Not Available
We all know language changes rapidly, but to follow along requires an historical view. Chapman's Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition, provides just what is needed to trace the language of today back to its American roots. And make no mistake??this is a dictionary that is purely American, the place where you can trace the development of... more...
- Skyhorse Publishing, Inc. 2012; US$ 16.95
Long before Snopes.com and Wikipedia, The Book of Common Fallacies set out to debunk popular beliefs and set the record straight. By tracking down the facts and citing experts in a multitude of fields, Philip Ward points out the senseless ideas that we have come to accept as fact. Newly updated with today?s common misconceptions and available as... more...
- Skyhorse Publishing, Inc. 2009; US$ 19.95
This is the comprehensive, standardized dictionary of military and associated terminology compiled and used by the Department of Defense. Divided into sections, The Dictionary of Military Terms contains all definitions approved for DoD and the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) use, as well as a complete listing of commonly used abbreviations... more...
- Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2004; US$ 10.99
This is the clearest, most useful guide to parliamentary procedure, now with new information on effective and reliable procedures for nominations, elections, ballots, balloting, and ballot counting. more...
- Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2013; US$ 15.95
Fifteen years after the publication of the first edition of the American Heritage« Dictionary of Idioms, author Christine Ammer has extensively updated and expanded her original text, making over 1500 revisions and adding hundreds of new entries (such as couch potato, elephant in the room, senior moment, and think outside the box) to keep up... more...
- Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2014; US$ 6.95
The latest offering in the 100 Words series from the editors of the American Heritage Dictionaries, this reference book helps students in the upper grades of elementary school learn the vocabulary words they need to know to understand the world around them. more...
- Hyperion 2002; US$ 14.95
Our revved-up world isn't just changing faster than ever before, it's creating new words and new language at breakneck speed. Now, Faith Popcorn, the futurist and trend authority who is know as the Nostradamus of marketing--and Adam Hanft, author, business strategist and media critic--have created the first-ever Dictionary of the Future , a thought-provoking,... more...
- Thunder Bay Press 2013; US$ 7.99
J.R.R. Tolkien is the father of modern fantasy. He created characters and a world so rich with details--and so unique--that it warranted a whole new vocabulary along with it. His creation of language is not surprising, considering his first civilian job following his service during World War I was working on the Oxford English Dictionary as his. Inside,... more...
- St. Martin's Press 2013; US$ 18.99
From Geronimo! to gesundheit to haminahamina to holy mackerel , and from abracadabra to zoinks , Mark Dunn and Sergio AragonÚs show you interjections like you've never seen them before. Often thought of as unnecessary verbal fringe or simply linguistic decoration, interjections ( ahem , howdy , mamma mia , pshaw , tally-ho , whoop-de-do... more...