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- Ebury Publishing 2014; US$ 20.78
Half the world?s population speaks a language that has evolved from a single, prehistoric mother tongue. A mother tongue first spoken in Stone Age times, on the steppes of central Eurasia 6,500 years ago. It was so effective that it flourished for two thousand years. It was a language that spread from the shores of the Black Sea across almost all... more...
- Primento Digital Publishing 2014; US$ 20.99
Si on vous demande d?où vient le mot « mansarde », vous répondrez à coup sûr de Mansart. Tout comme la poubelle rappelle le nom d?un préfet de police parisien et guillotine, celui d?un médecin qui préconisa cet instrument par? humanité. C?est une forme de gloire que de passer à la postérité en léguant son nom à une chose comme la mousseline (originaire... more...
- University Press of Colorado 2012; US$ 60.00
"Through the lens of agency, contributors successfully rethink the nature of ancient texts. In so doing they ably demonstrate that when a new theoretical orientation is applied to a taken-for-granted category of data it invigorates both the data and our understanding of the past." ?Marcia-Anne Dobres, University of Main Individual agents are frequently... more...
- New World Library 2011; US$ 14.00
With the help of cartoon characters Bug and Boo, Sommer lays out the rules and troublesome words that ?ummox our word processors and email programs. Colorful examples and artful mnemonics help readers painlessly learn and remember it all ? including the pronunciation of befuddling words. more...
- Chronicle Books LLC 2013; US$ 26.99
This illustrated guide compiles over 2,000 collective nouns and brings them to life in stunningly colorful, graphic artwork from the design dynamos at Woop Studios. Chock-full of treasures of the English language, the diversity of terms collected here covers topics from plants and animals (a parade of elephants, an embarrassment of pandas) to people... more...
- De Gruyter 2006; US$ 91.00
Gottschald?s book is the standard German work on onomastics. It explains every German surname and its parts, and cross-referencing relates one name to another. Rudolf Schützeichel?s introduction to onomastics and an extensive and updated bibliography in the appendix round off this volume. more...
- McGraw-Hill Education 2009; US$ 14.00
When it comes to learning English grammar, the best way is to JUST DO IT! For learning grammar, you'll find the most success in retaining your skills through drills, drills, and more drills. English Grammar Drills reinforces your knowledge and enhances your ability to read, write, and speak in English. Each chapter deals with only one subject,... more...
- St. Martin's Press 2011; US$ 7.99
Millions of people around the world communicate better thanks to Mignon Fogarty, aka Grammar Girl, whose top-rated weekly grammar podcast has been downloaded more than 30 million times. Now she's turning her attention to improving our vocabulary?one word at a time?with Grammar Girl's 101 Words Every High School Graduate Needs to Know . Not sure... more...
- Random House 2012; US$ 17.58
Agitated about apostrophes? Struggling with spelling? Dithering over dangling participles? Stumped by the subjunctive? Relax. Help is at hand... For native English speakers who realise that there is more to good English than meets the eye, but don?t know where to start; for parents struggling to explain the finer details to their kids; and for... more...