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- St. Martin's Press 2013; US$ 8.99
From apian (like a bee) to zodiac (little-animals circle), a word book that spots the animal origins of words and names There are mice in your muscles , and blackbirds in your merlot . Behind adulation is a dog's wagging tail. Peculiar houses a herd of cattle. Grubby is crawling with bugs. Wordhound Martha Barnette collects more than... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 130.00
George Orwell coined the term ?Newspeak? for his novel 1984 , the purpose of which was designed to shrink vocabularies and eliminate subtlety and nuance. For this dictionary, first published to herald the year 1984, Jonathon Green compiled nearly 8, 000 entries ? selected from the slangs and specific vocabularies of trades, professions and interests... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 195.00
First published in 1987, the Dictionary of Jargon expands on its predecessor Newspeak ( Routledge Revivals , 2014) as an authoritative reference guide to specialist occupational slang, or jargon. Containing around 21, 000 entries, the dictionary encompasses a truly eclectic range of fields and includes extensive coverage of both British and U.S.... more...
- Random House Children's Books 2013; US$ 15.99
THE PRINCETON REVIEW GETS RESULTS! Ace the SAT verbal sections with 1,600+ words you need to know to excel. This eBook edition has been optimized for onscreen viewing with cross linked quiz questions, answers, and explanations. The Princeton Review's SAT Power Vocab brings you useful definitions and study tips for more than 1,600 frequently-used... more...
- Penguin Publishing Group 2014; US$ 16.00
The author of Reading the OED presents an eye-opening look at language ?mistakes? and how they came to be accepted as correct?or not. English is a glorious mess of a language, cobbled together from a wide variety of sources and syntaxes, and changing over time with popular usage. Many of the words and usages we embrace as standard and correct... more...
- Tuttle Publishing 2013; US$ 18.95
This is a complete and easy–to–use guide for reading and writing Chinese characters. Learning written Chinese is an essential part of mastering the Chinese language. Reading & Writing Chinese places at your fingertips the essential 1,725 Chinese characters' up-to-date definitions, derivations, pronunciations, and examples of correct usage by... more...
- Tuttle Publishing 2013; US$ 14.95
The method that's helped thousands in the U.S. and Japan learn Japanese successfully. Japanese has two basic writing systems, hiragana and katakana, in addition to the one that uses Chinese characters or Kanji. This handy book teaches you a new mnemonics–based method to read and write the basic 92 hiragana and katakana characters. Memorable... more...