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  • The Oxford Dictionary of English Grammarby Sylvia Chalker; Edmund Weiner

    Oxford University Press 1994; US$ 14.99

    English grammar has changed a great deal since the beginning of the Twentieth Century, and it is a subject that can provide a complex minefield of uncertainties within the language. This accessible and comprehensive dictionary comes to the aid of both the general reader and the student or teacher, offering straightforward and immediate A-Z access to... more...

  • Skyscrapers, Hemlines and the Eddie Murphy Ruleby Philip Gooden

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2015; US$ 14.99

    What is the shade of difference between Sod's Law and Murphy's Law? What is the Helsinki Bus Station Theory? What part do the McNaughton Rules and the Miranda Law play in criminal justice? Plenty of books claim to tell you how to succeed in life, love or business with infallible sets of guidelines and self-help principles, but have nothing to... more...

  • Zen Dictionaryby Ernest Wood

    Philosophical Library 2015; US$ 9.99

    Ernest Wood took an interest in Zen after writing his first article on the subject for a Shanghai magazine when he was in Japan in 1920. This book gives a clear picture of Zen ideas and history and a biographical account of its growth in China and Japan. more...

  • Dictionary of Hypnosisby Ralph B. Winn

    Philosophical Library 2015; US$ 9.99

    Seven editions of Dictionary of Hypnosis were published between 1965 and 2013 in English and held by 183 WorldCat member­-libraries worldwide. The first of its kind, this book seeks to enable intelligent persons to read practically anything in the field of hypnosis. It also provides them with a substantial amount of reliable information concerning... more...

  • Historical Dictionary of Swedenby Elisabeth Elgán; Irene Scobbie

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2015; US$ 114.99

    This third edition of Historical Dictionary of Sweden contains a chronology, an introduction, appendixes, an extensive bibliography, and a dictionary section with more than 300 cross-referenced entries on important personalities, politics, economy, foreign relations, religion, and culture. This book is an excellent access point for students,... more...

  • Historical Dictionary of the Arab-Israeli Conflictby P R. Kumaraswamy

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2015; US$ 134.99

    This second edition of Historical Dictionary of the Arab-Israeli Conflict covers the history through a chronology, an introductory essay, appendixes, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has over 600 cross-referenced entries important events, key personalities, official positions of principal states and the UN and other efforts... more...

  • Straight from the Fridge, Dadby Max Decharne

    Crown/Archetype 2002; US$ 15.00

    Righteous jive for all you weedheads, moochers, b-girls, gassers, bandrats, triggermen, grifters, snowbirds, and long-gone daddies. Much of the slang popularly associated with the hippie generation of the 1960s actually dates back to before World War II, hijacked in the main from jazz and blues street expressions, mostly relating to drugs, sex,... more...

  • The Devil's Dictionaryby Ambrose Bierce

    The Floating Press 1911; US$ 9.95

    The Devil's Dictionary was begun in a weekly paper in 1881, and was continued in a desultory way at long intervals until 1906. In that year a large part of it was published in covers with the title The Cynic's Word Book, a name which the author had not the power to reject or happiness to approve. To quote the publishers of the present work:... more...

  • 1811 Dictionary of the Vulgar Tongueby Francis Grose

    NuVision Publications, LLC 2009; US$ 2.99

    A dictionary of buckish slang, university wit, and pickpocket eloquence. Unabridged from the original 1811 edition. more...

  • Bryson's Dictionary for Writers and Editorsby Bill Bryson

    Doubleday Canada 2011; US$ 19.95

    From one of the world?s most beloved and bestselling authors, a terrifically useful and readable guide to the problems of the English language most commonly encountered by editors and writers. What is the singular form of graffiti? From what mythological figure is the word ?tantalize? derived? One of the English language?s most skilled writers guides... more...