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- 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...
- Readers Digest 2011; US$ 14.95
From Old Testament proverbs to modern phrases like "the best things in life are free," An Apple a Day takes a fun look at expressions that "have stood the test of time." Read through from start to finish or search through the list of hundreds of the most common proverbs, arranged from A to Z for easy reference. You'll learn about each proverb's... more...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...