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  • Discovering Wordsby Julian Walker

    Osprey Publishing 2013; US$ 7.95

    For 1500 years English has built new words or taken them from other languages and changed their form and often their meaning to make them the words we use today. When we explore the journeys, arrivals and changes of these words, they present us with some extraordinary stories. School for example, comes indirectly from the Greek word for leisure, and... more...

  • Word Fugitivesby Barbara Wallraff

    HarperCollins 2009; Not Available

    Despite the many thousands of dictionary words at our disposal, our language can be dismayingly inadequate. How many times have you searched for a word that means just what you want it to but failed to find anything suitable anywhere? Most of us, it turns out, lead lives rife with experiences, people, and things that have no names. At least, they... more...

  • Hot for Wordsby Marina Orlova

    HarperCollins 2009; Not Available

    Brilliant philologist and sexy YouTube sensation Marina Orlova is Hot For Words ?and you will be too when you join her on a titillating journey through the origins and meanings of words and phrases. Combining fascinating philology and etymology with provocative, full-colored photos of the alluring author, Hot For Words makes intelligence almost... more...

  • Defining Eclipse: Vocabulary Workbook for Unlocking the SAT, ACT, GED, and SSATby Brian Leaf

    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2010; US$ 9.99

    The most captivating way to master vocabulary for the SAT, ACT, GED, and SSAT exams Join Bella, Jacob, and Edward as you learn more than 600 vocabulary words for the SAT, ACT, GED, and SSAT! With hundreds of new vocabulary words, this book can be used completely on its own or as a follow-up to Defining Twilight and Defining New Moon . You'll... more...

  • Defining New Moon: Vocabulary Workbook for Unlocking the SAT, ACT, GED, and SSATby Brian Leaf

    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2010; US$ 9.99

    "Brian Leaf has done it again! Just as Defining Twilight did, Defining New Moon continues to help students improve their vocabulary while reading Stephenie Meyer's New Moon." ? Peter Facinelli (Dr. Carlisle Cullen in the Twilight saga movies) Why is Bella desolate and haggard? Will Jacob win her over with his infectious affability? Can Edward... more...

  • Defining Twilight: Vocabulary Workbook for Unlocking the SAT, ACT, GED, and SSATby Brian Leaf

    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2009; US$ 9.99

    Can you resist the allure  of Edward?s myriad charms?his ocher eyes and tousled hair, the cadence of his speech, his chiseled alabaster skin, and his gratuitous charm? Will you hunt surreptitiously and tolerate the ceaseless deluge in Forks to evade the sun and uphold the facade ? Join Edward and Bella as you learn more than 600... more...

  • For Who the Bell Tollsby David Marsh

    Guardian Faber Publishing 2013; US$ 10.19

    This is a book that explains the grammar that people really need to know, such as the fact that an apostrophe is the difference between a company that knows its s*** and a company that knows it's s***, or the importance of capital letters to avoid ambiguity in such sentences as "I helped my Uncle Jack off his horse." David Marsh's lifelong... more...

  • What's in a Name?by Eugene Ehrlich

    Henry Holt and Co. 2014; US$ 8.99

    A fun and informative guide to the how and why of proper names and their haphazard entry into common English language by the author of the bestselling Amo, Amas, Amat and More. more...

  • You've Got Ketchup on Your Muumuuby Eugene Ehrlich

    Henry Holt and Co. 2014; US$ 8.99

    From one of America's top wordsmiths, a lively survey of words from abroad that make English a truly international language. With dry wit and remarkable erudition, Eugene Ehrlich's You've Got Ketchup on Your Muumuu  takes us on an eye-opening tour of our ever-changing language, showing us how English has, throughout its history, seamlessly sewn... more...

  • Many a True Wordby Richard Anthony Baker

    Headline 2013; Not Available

    What are the top one hundred words we use the most? How should anchovy, chastisement and tryst be pronounced? How good are you at spelling the most commonly misspelt words and names? For the answers to these andquestions and much more, sit back and let Richard Anthony Baker take you on a journey through the English language. Marvel at the richness... more...