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  • Dictionary of Linguisticsby Mario Pei; Frank Gaynor

    Philosophical Library 1954; US$ 14.99

    Mario Pei and Frank Gaynor bring together essential terms and concepts in this extensive Dictionary of Linguistics . With a carefully crafted headword list and plenty of cross-references and accessible explanations, this dictionary will keep readers coming back again and again. more...

  • A Dictionary of Nursingby Tanya McFerran

    Oxford University Press 2014; US$ 10.99

    This new edition of a best-selling and trusted dictionary has been fully updated and revised to take account of recent developments in nursing practice and related fields. Though updates to this edition cover many areas, there is a particular focus upon risk assessement tools and terms relating to the Mental Health Act 2005, as well as recent NHS initiatives... more...

  • A Dictionary of Proverbsby Jennifer Speake; John Simpson

    Oxford University Press 2008; US$ 10.99

    This unique and authoritative dictionary contains over 1,100 of the most widely used proverbs in English and uses research from the Oxford English Corpus, the world's largest language databank. This edition has been revised and fully updated and includes numerous entirely new entries. It also features expanded coverage of foreign language proverbs... more...

  • Dictionary of Science and Technologyby John Lackie

    Chambers Harrap Publishers Ltd 2007; US$ 65.00

    With its unrivalled coverage of scientific and technical terms, Chambers Dictionary of Science and Technology has long been an essential reference tool for students, professionals and general readers. his thoroughly up to date edition contains more than 50,000 clear and accessible entries on an impressively wide range of topics including astronomy,... more...

  • A Dictionary of Social Work and Social Careby John Harris; Vicky White

    Oxford University Press 2013; US$ 15.99

    This new dictionary provides over 1,500 A-Z definitions of terms from the field of social care, concentrating on social work as a significant area within this field. Covering social work theories, methods, policies, organizations, and statutes, as well as key terms from interdisciplinary topics such as health and education, this is the most up-to-date... more...

  • Dictionary of Sociologyby Henry Pratt Fairchild

    Philosophical Library 1944; US$ 14.99

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  • Dictionary of Sports and Games Terminologyby Adrian Room

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2010; US$ 45.00

    The specialized jargon of some sports can be quite esoteric. Non-Americans, for example, are likely puzzled by baseball terms such as bunt, cut-off man, and safety squeeze, while the non-British may pause over cricket's Chinaman, doosra, golden duck, off-break, popping crease, and yorker.This new dictionary gives the definitions of more than 8,000... more...

  • Dictionary of Statistics & Methodologyby W. (William) Paul Vogt; R. (Robert) Burke Johnson

    SAGE Publications 2011; US$ 53.00

    Written in a clear, readable style with a wide range of explanations and examples, the Fourth Edition of this must-have reference guide has been updated throughout to reflect recent changes in the fields of statistics and methodology. Packed with new terms, synonyms, and graphics, this best-selling dictionary provides readers with everything they... more...

  • Dictionary of Television and Audiovisual Terminologyby Moshe Moshkovitz

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2008; US$ 35.00

    With television programming broadcast worldwide 24/7, the industry needs a common language. Constantly changing technology, however, has resulted in continuously changing terminology, sometimes leaving even the most knowledgeable broadcasters with a lack of understanding. In this dictionary more than 1,500 terms and acronyms, modern and classical,... more...

  • A Dictionary of the English Language: an Anthologyby Samuel Johnson; David Crystal

    Penguin Books Ltd 2006; US$ 23.98

    Samuel Johnson's Dictionary, published in 1755, marked a milestone in a language in desperate need of standards. No English dictionary before it had devoted so much space to everyday words, been so thorough in its definitions, or illustrated usage by quoting from Shakespeare and other great writers. Johnson's was the dictionary used by Jane Austen... more...