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  • CONCISE DICTIONARY OF COMPUTER SCIENCEby EDITORIAL BOARD

    V&S Publishers 2015; US$ 6.00

    This concise dictionary will meet all your needs on computer terms including hardware, software, equipment, devices, jargon and abbreviations; in fact any of the vocabulary you might expect to find in a computer dictionary. This dictionary includes, in alphabetical order, important terms connected with computing ? acronyms, programming languages,... more...

  • Casual Lexby Webb Garrison

    Thomas Nelson 2005; US$ 11.99

    Casual Lex holds the hidden pleasures found in our usage of words. This fresh edition of the classic Why You Say It will turn you on to the fascinating?and often surprising?stories behind everyday words and phrases. more...

  • What's In a Word?by Webb Garrison

    Thomas Nelson 2010; US$ 11.99

    Webb Garrison?s etymological journey through the origins of words and phrases, both common and obscure, is sure to fascinate wordsmiths of every stripe. more...

  • Weeds in the Garden of Words: Further observations of the tangled histor y of the English languageby Kate Burridge

    HarperCollins Publishers 2012; US$ 12.99

    People who love English - the way words are used and put together to create meaning; the arcane rules and infuriating exceptions; the vital, living history of the way the language has changed through the centuries to create a richness and depth that exceeds that of many other languages - are often very passionate about how it is used and how it is... more...

  • No-minute Noodler: Dag's Dictionary for Kidsby Richard Glover

    HarperCollins Publishers 2012; US$ 6.99

    No-minute noodler: a kid who eats the two-minute noodles straight from the packet without even cooking them! Dinobore: a kid who can t talk about anything other than dinosaurs. Bumboozle: to confuse the issue of who it was that farted by blaming it all on the dog! A very funny book of words that should exist but don't! Includes a great do-it-yourself... more...

  • Whiffletrees and Goobersby W. R. Runyan

    Skyhorse Publishing 2007; US$ 12.95

    Did you know that a horse apple is actually a type of orange? Or that a whiffletree is not a tree at all? You will, after you pore through this delightful dictionary of old-fashioned words that are quickly slipping from America?s vocabulary. With over 100 illustrations, and steeped in nostalgia, it makes for a fun trip down memory lane. Wander into... more...

  • Dictionary of the Ben cao gang mu, Volume 2by Hua Linfu; Paul D. Buell

    University of California Press 2016; 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...

  • 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/Archetype 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 US$ 9.09

    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,... more...