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- 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...
- Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2004; US$ 10.99
This is the clearest, most useful guide to parliamentary procedure, now with new information on effective and reliable procedures for nominations, elections, ballots, balloting, and ballot counting. more...
- Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2013; US$ 15.95
Fifteen years after the publication of the first edition of the American Heritage« Dictionary of Idioms, author Christine Ammer has extensively updated and expanded her original text, making over 1500 revisions and adding hundreds of new entries (such as couch potato, elephant in the room, senior moment, and think outside the box) to keep up... more...
- Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2014; US$ 6.95
The latest offering in the 100 Words series from the editors of the American Heritage Dictionaries, this reference book helps students in the upper grades of elementary school learn the vocabulary words they need to know to understand the world around them. more...
- 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...
- St. Martin's Press 2013; US$ 19.99
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...
- Octopus Books 2009; Not Available
From the bestselling author of "Hamlyn's Top 10 of Everything" series comes a special collection of 250 unique lists that observe of the idiosyncrasies of our Isles and encompass everything British. Discover hundreds of essential, intriguing and bizarre facts about your country's most iconic subjects, including: the 10 most produced plays by Shakespeare;... more...
- Octopus Books 2008; Not Available
It's a fact that men love lists: with lists, men can find the most interesting information with the least amount of effort. This book contains over 250 lists covering the most important subjects in life - cars, sports, barbecues, gadgets - and answers the most vital questions: Are Ferraris faster than Lamborghinis? What's the most common murder weapon?... more...
- Readers Digest 2013; US$ 14.99
Do you long for the days when a jerk was a ?cad?? Want to tell that ?swillbelly? to clean up his table manners and that grumbling ?glump? to stop whining? Would you like a way of saying simpleton that?s not quite so simple??ninnyhammer,? perhaps? All this nastiness and more can be found in the pages of this fun reference book. With insults ranging... more...
- Readers Digest 2010; US$ 14.95
"English doesn't borrow from other languages. English follows other languages down dark alleys, knocks them over, and goes through their pockets for loose grammar." -James D. Nicoll Organized alphabetically for easy reference, A Certain "Je Ne Sais Quoi" is an accessible lexicon of foreign words and phrases used in English, containing everything... more...