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  • The American Heritage Dictionary of Idioms, Second Editionby Christine Ammer

    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2013; US$ 15.95

    Fifteen years after the publication of the first edition of the American HeritageŽ 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...

  • 100 Words Every Fourth Grader Should Knowby Editors of the American Heritage Dictionaries

    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...

  • Historical Dictionary of Marxismby Elliott Johnson; David Walker; Daniel Gray

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2014; US$ 134.99

    The Historical Dictionary of Marxism includes a chronology, introductory essay, and extensive bibliography. The dictionary provides over 500 cross-referenced entries on important personalities, political parties and movements, and major communist or ex-communist countries. This book is an excellent access point for students and researchers. ... more...

  • Historical Dictionary of Kenyaby Robert M. Maxon; Thomas P. Ofcansky

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2014; US$ 129.99

    This third edition of Historical Dictionary of Kenya provides a starting point for those interested in any of the phases of Kenya's historical evolution. This is done through a chronology, an introductory essay, appendixes, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has 500 cross-referenced entries on important personalities, politics,... 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...

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

    Taylor and Francis 2000; 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...

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

    McGraw-Hill Education 2003; US$ 145.00

    * McGraw-Hill's annual publication continues its tradition of making information on the latest advances in science and technology accessible to non-specialists through concise, well-illustrated articles * Approximately 170 articles from leaders in scientific and technical disciplines from astronomy to zoology * Up-to-date coverage in forefront... more...

  • Dictionary of Science and Technologyby John Lackie

    Chambers Harrap Publishers Ltd 2007; US$ 65.00

    With its unrivalled coverage of scientific and technical terms, Chambers Dictionary of Science and Technology has long been an essential reference tool for students, professionals and general readers. his thoroughly up to date edition contains more than 50,000 clear and accessible entries on an impressively wide range of topics including astronomy,... more...

  • Jeff Foxworthy's Redneck Dictionaryby Jeff Foxworthy

    Random House Publishing Group 2009; US$ 6.99

    Hey, you! The one holding the book. Have you ever seen a volume like this? Well, whether you realize it or not, it?s the one you?ve been waiting for. Jeff Foxworthy?s Redneck Dictionary will teach you how to speak this unique Southern dialect fluently. Whether you?re blue-collar or hoity-toity, swimming in cash or betting your bottom dollar, a little... more...