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  • Historical Dictionary of Bowlingby John Grasso; Eric R. Hartman

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2014; US$ 119.99

    The Historical Dictionary of Bowling contains over 500 cross-referenced entries on professional and amateur bowlers, bowling coaches, writers and other contributors to the sport of bowling; descriptions and results of major tournaments; terminology of the sport; chronology; introductory essay, appendixes, and an extensive bibliography. ... more...

  • Collins Rhyming Dictionaryby Rosalind Fergusson; Andrew Motion

    HarperCollins Publishers 2014; Not Available

    If it?s time for a rhyme, or you need a satiric lyric, the Collins Rhyming Dictionary is the fastest and easiest way to refine your line. more...

  • Collins Rhyming Dictionaryby Rosalind Fergusson; Andrew Motion

    HarperCollins Publishers 2014; Not Available

    If it?s time for a rhyme, or you need a satiric lyric, the Collins Rhyming Dictionary is the fastest and easiest way to refine your line. more...

  • The Eponym Dictionary of Birdsby Bo Beolens; Michael Watkins; Michael Grayson

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2014; US$ 59.99

    Birdwatchers often come across bird names that include a person?s name, either in the vernacular (English) name or latinised in the scientific nomenclature. Such names are properly called eponyms, and few people will not have been curious as to who some of these people were (or are). Names such as Darwin, Wallace, Audubon, Gould and (Gilbert)... more...

  • Straight from the Fridge, Dadby Max Decharne

    Crown Publishing Group 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...

  • 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$ 17.84

    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...