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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Wicked Good Wordsby Mim Harrison

    Penguin Group US 2011; US$ 11.99

    How to sound like you're from here, no matter where you are in America "Simultaneously full of witty asides and linguistic erudition, Wicked Good Words is one of those rare books that you will read too fast and will find yourself wishing you could read for the first time all over again." -Ammon Shea, author of Reading the OED "As someone... more...

  • Top 10 for Menby Hamlyn

    Octopus 2008; US$ 16.31

    Hamlyn's Top 10 of Everything is the second best-selling reference book in the UK, and third in the US, having sold over 190,000 copies worldwide. more...

  • Top 10 for Menby Hamlyn

    Octopus 2008; Not Available

    Hamlyn's Top 10 of Everything is the second best-selling reference book in the UK, and third in the US, having sold over 190,000 copies worldwide. more...

  • Visual Dictionaryby Dorling Kindersley Ltd

    Dorling Kindersley Ltd 2011; Not Available

    "The ultimate dictionary." Times Educational Supplement From the universe and our planet, to plants and animals, to the human body and the very latest in science and technology, the updated and revised Visual Dictionary is a unique encyclopedia packed with information. Not only does it tell you what a term means, it shows you with over... more...

  • The Book of Common Fallaciesby Philip Ward; Julia Edwards

    Skyhorse Publishing 2012; US$ 16.95

    Long before Snopes.com and Wikipedia, The Book of Common Fallacies set out to debunk popular beliefs and set the record straight. By tracking down the facts and citing experts in a multitude of fields, Philip Ward points out the senseless ideas that we have come to accept as fact. Newly updated with today?s common misconceptions and available as... more...

  • The Dictionary of Military Termsby Defense

    Skyhorse Publishing 2009; US$ 19.95

    This is the comprehensive, standardized dictionary of military and associated terminology compiled and used by the Department of Defense. Divided into sections, The Dictionary of Military Terms contains all definitions approved for DoD and the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) use, as well as a complete listing of commonly used abbreviations... more...

  • Dictionary of the Futureby Faith Popcorn; Adam Hanft

    Hyperion 2002; US$ 14.95

    Our revved-up world isn't just changing faster than ever before, it's creating new words and new language at breakneck speed. Now, Faith Popcorn, the futurist and trend authority who is know as the Nostradamus of marketing--and Adam Hanft, author, business strategist and media critic--have created the first-ever Dictionary of the Future , a thought-provoking,... more...

  • ZOUNDS!by Mark Dunn; Sergio Aragones

    St. Martin's Press 2013; US$ 18.99

    From Geronimo! to gesundheit to haminahamina to holy mackerel , and from abracadabra to zoinks , Mark Dunn and Sergio AragonÚs show you interjections like you've never seen them before. Often thought of as unnecessary verbal fringe or simply linguistic decoration, interjections ( ahem , howdy , mamma mia , pshaw , tally-ho , whoop-de-do... more...