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- Chronicle Books LLC 2012; US$ 9.99
Since its publication in 2009, Pictorial Webster's has captivated legions of readers with its vintage charm. Now a selection of over 200 gorgeous engravings that once graced the pages of 19th-century Webster's dictionaries are gathered in this treasure trove of visual wonders. This short reference book is perfect for scholars, designers, and anyone... more...
- University of California Press 2014; US$ 130.00
The Ben cao gang mu , compiled in the second half of the sixteenth century by a team led by the physician Li Shizhen (1518?1593) on the basis of previously published books and contemporary knowledge, is the largest encyclopedia of natural history in a long tradition of Chinese materia medica works. Its description of almost 1,900 pharmaceutically... more...
- University of California Press 2014; US$ 65.00
This is a dictionary of Bole, a little documented language of the Chadic family, spoken in northeastern Nigeria. This is one of the most comprehensive dictionaries of any Chadic language other than Hausa. All entries for Bole are fully marked for tone and vowel length. The Bole-English-Hausa section has full definitions and explanations of meaning... more...
- Philosophical Library/Open Road 2014; US$ 14.99
This dictionary contains more than 1000 selections from over 100 of Russell?s books and articles. It serves as an introduction to Russell?s brilliance in analysis, argument, and exposition which develops a clear notion of his method of approach, his fundamental principles and many of his leading ideas. Found here are definitions and terms reflected... more...
- Atlantic Publishing Group Inc 2014; US$ 10.97
El Diccionario Completo y de Explicación Simple sobre términos hipotecarios y de financiamiento, clarifica todos los términos financieros importantes con los que usted se encontrará cuando navega por el mercado hipotecario. more...
- St. Martin's Press 2015; US$ 22.99
From head to toe to breast to behind, Carnal Knowledge is a delightfully intoxicating tour of the words we use to describe our bodies. Did you know: - eye is one of the oldest written words in the English language? - callipygian means "having beautiful buttocks"? - gam, a slang word for "leg," comes from the French word jambe ? A treat for... more...
- SBPRA 2014; US$ 2.99
A dictionary unlike any other, Dubious Definitions: A Dictionary of Misinterpretation is a clever, yet infuriatingly entertaining read.It provides totally unreliable, inaccurate, tortured meanings to over 1,000 unfortunate words through the use of cryptic stupidity, abused double entendre, as well as the rigorous application of a finely honed level... more...
- Kensington 2008; US$ 17.99
From Babel to Babble . . . Everyone is Speaking English In 2007, the English language passed the million-word mark. That shouldn't come as a surprise since over a billion Earthlings speak English (no one knows about other planets, but they probably speak it, too). That makes for a lot of word-coiners (neologists) out there. And where are all... more...
- Dover Publications 2012; US$ 0.99
Born in Ohio in 1842, journalist, short-story writer and critic Ambrose Bierce developed into one of this country's most celebrated and cynical wits--a merciless "American Swift" whose literary barbs were aimed at folly, self-delusion, politics, business, religion, literature and the arts. In this splendid "dictionary" of epigrams, essays, verses... more...