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

    University of California Press 2016; US$ 150.00

    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 Big Book of Words You Should Knowby David Olsen; Michelle Bevilacqua; Justin Cord Hayes

    Adams Media 2008; US$ 16.95

    Do you know what "quatrefoil" and "impolitic" mean? What about "halcyon" or "narcolepsy"? This book is a handy, easy-to-read reference guide to the proper parlance for any situation. In this book you will find: Words You Absolutely Should Know (covert, exonerate, perimeter); Words You Should Know But Probably Don't (dour, incendiary, scintilla); Words... more...

  • Lustby Adams Media

    Adams Media 2011; US$ 10.95

    The Seven Deadly Sins have sliced up the dictionary and taken what's theirs. No one vice is too greedy as each volume prides itself on having more than 500 entries. Word lovers will lust after these richly packaged volumes--and once you've collected all seven, you'll be the envy of all your friends. Lust: A Dictionary for the Insatiable Once just... more...

  • Gluttonyby Adams Media

    Adams Media 2011; US$ 10.95

    The Seven Deadly Sins have sliced up the dictionary and taken what's theirs. No one vice is too greedy as each volume prides itself on having more than 500 entries. Word lovers will lust after these richly packaged volumes--and once you've collected all seven, you'll be the envy of all your friends. Gluttony: A Dictionary for the Indulgent Readers... more...

  • Slothby Adams Media

    Adams Media 2011; US$ 10.95

    The Seven Deadly Sins have sliced up the dictionary and taken what's theirs. No one vice is too greedy as each volume prides itself on having more than 500 entries. Word lovers will lust after these richly packaged volumes--and once you've collected all seven, you'll be the envy of all your friends. Sloth: A Dictionary for the Lazy The real dictionary?... more...

  • Wrathby Adams Media

    Adams Media 2011; US$ 10.95

    The Seven Deadly Sins have sliced up the dictionary and taken what's theirs. No one vice is too greedy as each volume prides itself on having more than 500 entries. Word lovers will lust after these richly packaged volumes--and once you've collected all seven, you'll be the envy of all your friends. Wrath: A Dictionary for the Enraged Anger will never... more...

  • Envyby Adams Media

    Adams Media 2011; US$ 10.95

    The Seven Deadly Sins have sliced up the dictionary and taken what's theirs. No one vice is too greedy as each volume prides itself on having more than 500 entries. Word lovers will lust after these richly packaged volumes--and once you've collected all seven, you'll be the envy of all your friends. Envy: A Dictionary for the Jealous Everyone else... more...

  • Greedby Adams Media

    Adams Media 2011; US$ 10.95

    The Seven Deadly Sins have sliced up the dictionary and taken what's theirs. No one vice is too greedy as each volume prides itself on having more than 500 entries. Word lovers will lust after these richly packaged volumes--and once you've collected all seven, you'll be the envy of all your friends. Greed: A Dictionary for the Selfish Surprisingly,... more...

  • Prideby Adams Media

    Adams Media 2011; US$ 10.95

    The Seven Deadly Sins have sliced up the dictionary and taken what's theirs. No one vice is too greedy as each volume prides itself on having more than 500 entries. Word lovers will lust after these richly packaged volumes--and once you've collected all seven, you'll be the envy of all your friends. Pride: A Dictionary for the Vain No one enjoys... more...

  • 500 Foreign Words & Phrases You Should Know to Sound Smartby Peter Archer; Linda Archer

    Adams Media 2012; US$ 13.95

    Dazzle with your command of belle-lettres! Like a true sophisticate, you'd like to toss out casual bon mots to enliven your conversation. You'd like to float through cocktail parties offering your guests crudités and hors d'oeuvres , toasting to the prevailing Weltgeist and speculating on who's having an affaire de coeur . But first you... more...