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- Penguin Books Ltd 2016; US$ 14.09
The unpredictable origins and etymologies of our cracking Christmas customs For something that happens every year of our lives, we really don't know much about Christmas. We don't know that the date we celebrate was chosen by a madman, or that Christmas, etymologically speaking, means "Go away, Christ". Nor do we know that Christmas was first... more...
- Little, Brown Book Group 2016; US$ 23.99
Language is always changing. No one knows where it is going but the best way to future-cast is to look at the past. John Simpson animates for us a tradition of researching and editing, showing us both the technical lexicography needed to understand a word, and the careful poetry needed to construct its definition. He challenges both the idea that dictionaries... more...
- Chronicle Books LLC 2016; US$ 11.99
Discover words to surprise, delight, and enamor. Learn terms for the sunlight that filters through the leaves of trees, for dancing awkwardly but with relish, and for the look shared by two people who each wish the other would speak first. Other-Wordly is an irresistible ebook for lovers of words and those lost for words alike. more...
- Atlantic Books 2016; US$ 5.99
In this original and highly accessible book, Peter Jones takes the reader on a fascinating journey along the highways and byways of Roman life and culture, telling the amazing stories behind the original Latin meanings and uses of hundreds of our everyday words. Taking in every aspect of the ancient world, including science, religion, military matters,... more...
- Potter/TenSpeed/Harmony 2016; US$ 14.99
For word nerds and grammar geeks, a witty guide to the most commonly mispronounced words, along with their correct pronunciations and pithy forays into their fascinating etymologies and histories of use and misuse. With wit and good humor, this handy little book not only saves us from sticky linguistic situations but also provides fascinating cocktail-party-ready... more...
- Tuttle Publishing 2016; US$ 16.99
Everything you need to learn 200 everyday Japanese kanji characters is here in this ebook! Flash cards are an essential tool in memorizing words when you are learning a new language. In Japanese Kanji Flash Cards Kit, Volume 2, you'll get all the tools needed to learn 200 everyday Japanese kanji, following on from the 200 kanji introduced in Volume... more...
- De Gruyter 2016; US$ 130.59
From the Middle Ages until today, the names of saints have been included in all areas of naming. The names of saints are present to differing extents in various classes of names, but there has been little previous research on this phenomenon. This volume is a comprehensive examination of the veneration of saints in different areas of onomastics, thereby... more...
- Tuttle Publishing 2016; US$ 19.99
Hindi is the national language of India, one of the worlds largest and fastest growing countries! Flash cards are an excellent language learning tool. This comprehensive set of flash cards is designed for students, travelers and anyone who wants to learn Hindi. This is one of the best ways to learn to read and recognize Hindi words, learn new vocabulary... more...
- Nova Press 2016; US$ 9.95
English offers perhaps the richest vocabulary of all languages, in part because its words are culled from so many languages. It is a shame that we do not tap this rich source more often in our daily conversation to express ourselves more clearly and precisely. Many a vocabulary book lists esoteric words we quickly forget or feel self-conscious using.... more...