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  • Oxford American Handbook of Disaster Medicineby Robert A. Partridge; Lawrence Proano; David Marcozzi; Alexander G. Garza; Ira Nemeth; Kathryn Brinsfield; Eric S. Weinstein

    Oxford University Press 2011; US$ 54.99

    This handbook encompasses the entire scope of disaster medicine from general concepts and fundamental principles to both manmade and natural threats. more...

  • You Have a Point Thereby Eric Partridge

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 42.95

    This standard work on punctuation has long been judged the foremost study of the subject. It reveals punctuation to be both an indispensable craft and an invaluable art - a friend, not an enemy. more...

  • A Dictionary of Catch Phrasesby Eric Partridge

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 41.95

    A catch phrase is a well-known, frequently-used phrase or saying that has `caught on' or become popular over along period of time. It is often witty or philosophical and this Dictionary gathers together over 7,000 such phrases. more...

  • A Dictionary of Clichesby Eric Partridge

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 40.95

    This work is full of things better left unsaid : hackneyed phrases, idioms battered into senselessness, infuriating Gallicisms, once-familiar quotations and tags from the ancient classics. It makes a formidable list, amplified as it is with definitions, sources, and indications of the clichés, venerability in every case. more...

  • The Routledge Dictionary of Historical Slangby Eric Partridge

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 220.00

    Drawn from the Dictionary of Slang and Unconventional English, with the emphasis on the expressions used or coined before 1914. more...

  • Originsby Eric Partridge

    Taylor and Francis 2006; US$ 87.95

    This etymological dictionary gives the origins of some 20,000 items from the modern English vocabulary, discussing them in groups that make clear the connections between words derived by a variety of routes from originally common stock. As well as giving the answers to questions about the derivation of individual words, it is a fascinating book to... more...

  • Shakespeare's Bawdyby Eric Partridge

    Taylor and Francis 2005; US$ 19.95

    This classic of Shakespeare scholarship begins with a masterly introductory essay analysing and exemplifying the various categories of sexual and non-sexual bawdy expressions and allusions in Shakespeare's plays and sonnets. The main body of the work consists of an alphabetical glossary of all words and phrases used in a sexual or scatological sense,... more...

  • Dictionary of Catch Phrasesby Eric Partridge

    Scarborough House 1992; US$ 21.99

    A catch phrase is a well-known, frequently-used phrase or saying that has `caught on' or become popular over along period of time. It is often witty or philosophical and this Dictionary gathers together over 7,000 such phrases. more...

  • Slangby Eric Partridge

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 52.95

    First published in 1933, this book explores both contemporary and historical slang, focusing on the characteristics and quirks of the English and American languages. As well as looking at commonly used slang, there are sections that give the reader insight into more unusual areas such as Cockney slang, slang in journalism and slang in commerce, as... more...

  • Words, Words Words!by Eric Partridge

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 52.95

    First published in 1933 (this edition in 1939), this book sees Partridge introducing the reader to the eccentric lexicographers Wesley and Captain Grose. In an entertaining way, the book jovially explores and discusses various words and phrases such as "bloody", euphemisms, the Devil’s nicknames, various versions of slang, and familiar terms of address.... more...