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  • The Queen's Englishby C.J. Moore

    Readers Digest 2011; US$ 14.95

    From "chips" and "crumbs" to "spending a penny," The Queen's English is your indispensable guide to surviving and thriving in the tricky byways of the English language, which has shown many a poor soul the way out for little more than twanging a vowel, splitting an infinitive or, crime of all crimes, saying dinner instead of tea. With The Queen's... more...

  • Opening Pandora's Boxby Ferdie Addis

    Readers Digest 2011; US$ 14.95

    Are you known to strike like a thunderbolt when things don't go your way? Are you fortunate enough to have the Midas touch ? Have you ever been struck by Cupid's arrow ? Classically derived expressions are commonly used in our everyday language, yet many of us have little knowledge of the Greek and Roman influences that inspired them. With... more...

  • The Insult Dictionaryby Julie Tibbott

    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...

  • Biographical Dictionary of the History of Technologyby Lance Day; Ian McNeil

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 151.95

    This Biographical Dictionary seeks to put the world of technology in the context of those who have made the most important contribution to it. For the first time information has been gathered on the people who have made the most significant advances in technology. From ancient times to the present day, the major inventors, discoverers and entrepreneurs... more...

  • The Devil's Dictionaryby Ambrose Bierce

    NuVision Publications, LLC 2003; US$ 5.99

    The Devil's Dictionary was begun in a weekly paper in 1881. In this book , Ambrose Bierce skewers far more the world of politics, but it is the political realm where Bierce's observations are astonishingly and depressingly relevant a centry later. more...

  • The Deeper Meaning of Liffby Douglas Adams; John Lloyd

    Crown Publishing Group 2005; US$ 13.99

    Does the sensation of Tingrith (1) make you yelp? Do you bend sympathetically when you see someone Ahenny (2)? Can you deal with a Naugatuck (3) without causing a Toronto (4)? Will you suffer from Kettering (5) this summer? Probably. You are almost certainly familiar with all these experiences but just didn?t know that there are words for them.... more...

  • German Phrases For Dummiesby Paulina Christensen; Anne Fox

    Wiley 2005; US$ 9.99

    Hundreds of useful phrases at your fingertips Speak German - instantly! Traveling to Germany but don't know German? Taking German at school but need to kick up your conversation skills? Don't worry! This handy little phrasebook will have you speaking German in no time. Discover how to: Get directions, shop, and eat out Talk numbers, dates, time,... more...

  • Scientifically Speakingby C.C. Gaither; Alma E Cavazos-Gaither

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 83.95

    In these days of ever-increasing specialization, it is important to gain a broad appreciation of science. Entertaining and informative, Scientifically Speaking: A Dictionary of Quotations, Second Edition contains the words and wisdom of several hundred scientists, writers, philosophers, poets, and academics. The largest compilation of published science... more...

  • NTC's Pocket Dictionary of Words and Phrasesby Richard A. Spears

    McGraw-Hill Education 2001; US$ 9.95

    The small but very concise NTC's Pocket Dictionary of Words and Phrases offers 6,000 basic and common English words plus 6,000 basic and common English idioms and phrases. You will find this portable title essential in the classroom, at home, or traveling, when you need help to recall word and phrase meanings. more...

  • McGraw-Hill 2003 Yearbook of Science & Technologyby McGraw-Hill

    McGraw-Hill Education 2003; US$ 145.00

    Expertly edited and well illustrated for ease of understanding, the Yearbook satisfies the need of students and scientifically interested general readers as well as professionals to stay up to date on the most important current developments in science, engineering and technology. It contains approximately 170 articles by the world?s leaders in science... more...