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  • The Big Book Of Words You Should Know To Sound Smartby Robert W. Bly

    F+W Media 2015; US$ 17.99

    The ultimate word book for aspiring intellectuals! The most compendious collection of words for aspiring scholars, this book helps you hold your own in intellectual discourse. Featuring 2,400 sophisticated, obscure, and obtuse terms, each page provides you with the definitions you need to know to lock academic horns with the clerisy. From antebellum... more...

  • Black's Medical Dictionaryby Harvey Marcovitch

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2009; US$ 39.99

    Black's Medical Dictionary has been the best-selling medical dictionary for over 100 years. It is invaluable as a home reference and for all who need clear explanation of medical terms: nurses, health care professsionals and students, health service management, actuaries, lawyers and journalists. It contains over 5000 definitions and descriptions... more...

  • Black's Student Medical Dictionaryby Harvey Marcovitch; Harvey Marcovitch

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2015; US$ 16.99

    Black's Medical Dictionary has been the best-selling medical dictionary for over 100 years. It is invaluable as a home reference and for all who need clear explanation of medical terms: nurses, health care professionals, students, health service management, actuaries, lawyers and journalists. It contains over 5000 definitions and descriptions of... more...

  • Black's Veterinary Dictionaryby Edward Boden; Anthony Andrews

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2015; US$ 28.99

    Black's Veterinary Dictionary has been a bestseller for over 80 years. It is an essential reference tool for all with a professional or leisure interest in the care of animals. Much more than a list of veterinary terms, its practical approach ensures that readers gain an insight into the signs and symptoms of common, and less common, diseases, their... more...

  • Blues Singersby David Dicaire

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 1999; US$ 39.95

    This reference volume is intended for both the casual and the most avid blues fan. It is divided into five separately introduced sections and covers 50 artists with names like Muddy, Gatemouth and Hound Dog who helped shape 20th-century American music. Beginning with the pioneering Mississippi Delta bluesmen, the book then follows the spread of the... more...

  • Brave New Wordsby Jeff Prucher

    Oxford University Press, USA 2007; US$ 16.99

    The first historical dictionary devoted to science fiction, Brave New Words:The Oxford Dictionary of Science Fiction shows exactly how science-fictional words and their associated concepts have developed over time, with full citations and bibliographic information. It's a window on a whole genre of literature through the words invented and passed... more...

  • CONCISE DICTIONARY OF IDIOMS (POCKET SIZE)by EDITORIAL BOARD

    V&S Publishers 2014; US$ 2.00

    If you believe idioms are a "tough nut to crack," this Dictionary of Idioms will help you dispel that belief; you would surely abandon your opinion of idioms being a bunch of insignificant words to that of a lively one to use to attract attention of readers and listeners. You will discover 'idioms' can add beauty, remove unwanted seriousness and bring... more...

  • CONCISE DICTIONARY OF METAPHORS AND SIMILIESby EDITORIAL BOARD

    V&S Publishers 2014; US$ 4.00

    Most speakers and writers use the terms metaphor and simile as if they mean exactly the same thing. But they are not! A simile is a metaphor, but not all metaphors are similes. A metaphor compares two things, and does so more directly without using as or like. For example, the shop was a little gold-mine. A simile compares (usually introduced by like... more...

  • CONCISE DICTIONARY OF METAPHORS AND SIMILIES (POCKET SIZE)by EDITORIAL BOARD

    V&S Publishers 2014; US$ 2.00

    Most speakers and writers use the terms metaphor and simile as if they mean exactly the same thing. But they are not! A simile is a metaphor, but not all metaphors are similes. A metaphor compares two things, and does so more directly without using as or like. For example, the shop was a little gold-mine. A simile compares (usually introduced by like... more...

  • CONCISE DICTIONARY OF PHRASES (POCKET SIZE)by EDITORIAL BOARD

    V&S Publishers 2014; US$ 2.00

    Ever wonder where expressions such as mind your p's and q's, chip on his shoulder, living high on the hog, or the whole nine yards exactly mean? This Dictionary of Phrases will help you stop wondering. This dictionary is a collection of expressions that are currently in use. After going through the book, you would know that phrases add to liveliness... more...