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Chambers Harrap Publishers Ltd

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  • Biographical Dictionary 2007by Camilla Rockwood

    Chambers Harrap Publishers Ltd 2007; US$ 65.00

    First published in 1897, Chambers Biographical Dictionary remains a uniquely fascinating and far-reaching reference work. With 18,000 biographies, this thoroughly updated new edition boasts more entries than ever before, with unrivalled coverage in areas such as sport, music, politics and film. Wide-ranging and international in scope, it illustrates... more...

  • Brief Encountersby Edwin Moore

    Chambers Harrap Publishers Ltd 2007; US$ 15.99

    100 articles on meetings between historical figures explore the details of famous (and some not so famous) conversations and events. Meetings range from the time of the ancient Greeks to the present day. Articles explain why meetings were important (although some are just funny or downright bizarre). Historical context explains ‘what happened... more...

  • Dictionary of Quotationsby Una McGovern

    Chambers Harrap Publishers Ltd 2005; US$ 45.00

    The most up-to-date dictionary of quotations available, Chambers Dictionary of Quotations gives you a huge choice of more than 21,000 quotations from over 3,500 authors, from ancient times to the present day. With a truly international outlook, these quotable quotes are drawn from a wide variety of sources including television programmes, political... more...

  • Dictionary of Science and Technologyby John Lackie

    Chambers Harrap Publishers Ltd 2007; US$ 65.00

    With its unrivalled coverage of scientific and technical terms, Chambers Dictionary of Science and Technology has long been an essential reference tool for students, professionals and general readers. his thoroughly up to date edition contains more than 50,000 clear and accessible entries on an impressively wide range of topics including astronomy,... more...

  • Dictionary of World Historyby Hilary Marsden

    Chambers Harrap Publishers Ltd 2005; US$ 55.00

    With over 7,500 entries covering everything from wars, treaties, plots and political movements, along with nations of the world, international organizations and biographies of key figures, Chambers Dictionary of World History is a detailed and comprehensive guide to the history of the world today. In addition to the vast amount of information given... more...

  • Foyle's Philaveryby Christopher Foyle

    Chambers Harrap Publishers Ltd 2007; US$ 14.99

    A treasury of unusual words collected by one of the foremost names in the UK book trade. Introduction by the author. Personal commentaries on many words. Clear and attractive presentation. A perfect gift for aficionados of language. The word 'philavery' was invented to describe this book – a collection of words chosen simply on the grounds... more...

  • Lemmings Don't Leapby Edwin Moore

    Chambers Harrap Publishers Ltd 2006; US$ 15.99

    Did you know:. Sherlock Holmes never wore a deerstalker. Saladin was not an Arab. Keith Moon did not drive a Rolls-Royce into a swimming pool. Hitler did not snub Jesse Owens. The book also shoots down a number of myths in the "so bizarre it's got to be true" category:. Charles Manson did not audition for the Monkees. Walter Sickert was... more...

  • Literary Charactersby Una McGovern

    Chambers Harrap Publishers Ltd 2004; US$ 45.00

    Chambers Dictionary of Literary Characters gives up-to-date and comprehensive coverage of the characters of the classics to the main figures in popular contemporary literature. Over 6,500 entries provide a guide to the wealth of characters created by writers in English – from the Wife of Bath to Bertie Wooster, and Tom Sawyer to Harry Potter.... more...

  • Chambers Pardon my Englishby Michael Munro

    Chambers Harrap Publishers Ltd 2007; US$ 17.99

    Around 10,000 slang terms arranged in 100 thematic sections. Explores the slang of different groups and professions, from surfers to stockbrokers. Covers slang terms from all over the English-speaking world. Reveals the history of slang from medieval times to the present day. Pardon My English! looks into some of the shadier recesses of the English... more...

  • Taking the Proverbialby Geoff Rolls

    Chambers Harrap Publishers Ltd 2007; US$ 14.99

    Do opposites attract?; Are two heads better than one?; Does mud stick?; If you spare the rod, will you spoil the child?; Do gentlemen prefer blondes?. A fascinating, amusing and highly readable look at the psychological truths and misconceptions behind the proverbs and sayings we use every day. Is the grass really greener on the other side? Does familiarity... more...