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  • 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 Publishing Group 2011; US$ 14.00

    AmericanProfile "A fascinating survey of idioms." ? St. Petersburg Times "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... more...

  • Top 10 for Menby Hamlyn

    Octopus 2008; US$ 15.03

    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...

  • Spanish-English Bilingual Visual Dictionaryby Dorling Kindersley Ltd

    Dorling Kindersley Ltd 2015; Not Available

    The DK Spanish-English Bilingual Visual Dictionary introduces the vocabulary of the modern world through themed chapters filled with full-colour photographs and artworks which display and label all elements of everyday life. With sections ranging from home and work to leisure and the environment, every item is clearly labelled in Spanish with the... more...

  • Tyrannosaurus Lexby Rod L. Evans

    Penguin Publishing Group 2012; US$ 14.00

    Welcome to the Weird and Wonderful World of Words! Tyrannosaurus Lex is your guide to the intriguing world of logology?the pursuit of word puzzles or puzzling words?featuring: ?A wealth of witty anagrams, palindromes, and puns ?Clever paraprosdokians: sentences with surprising endings (?I?ve had a perfectly wonderful evening, but this wasn?t... more...

  • Dictionary of American Slang 4eby Barbara Ann Kipfer; Robert L. Chapman

    HarperCollins 2010; Not Available

    We all know language changes rapidly, but to follow along requires an historical view. Chapman's Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition, provides just what is needed to trace the language of today back to its American roots. And make no mistake??this is a dictionary that is purely American, the place where you can trace the development of... more...

  • The Highly Selective Dictionary of Golden Adjectivesby Eugene Ehrlich

    HarperCollins 2009; Not Available

    Adjectives have long suffered from bad press. For many years, English teachers have been fond of telling students that "adjectives are the enemy of nouns, and adverbs are the enemy of everything else." While it's still advisable to heed your English teacher's advice on most other matters, The Highly Selective Dictionary of Golden Adjectives for... more...

  • Dictionary of American Slang 4eby Barbara Ann Kipfer; Robert L. Chapman

    HarperCollins 2010; Not Available

    We all know language changes rapidly, but to follow along requires an historical view. Chapman's Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition, provides just what is needed to trace the language of today back to its American roots. And make no mistake??this is a dictionary that is purely American, the place where you can trace the development of... more...