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  • War Slangby Paul Dickson

    Dover Publications 2014; US$ 19.95

    From the homegrown "boodle" of the 19th century to current "misunderstandistan" in the Middle East, America's foremost expert on slang reveals military lingo at its most colorful, innovative, brutal, and ironic. Author Paul Dickson introduces some of the "new words and phrases born of conflict, boredom, good humor, bad food, new technology, and the... more...

  • McGraw-Hill's Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressionsby Richard Spears

    McGraw-Hill Education 2005; US$ 22.95

    Richard A. Spears, Ph.D. , is a former reference editor and linguistics professor at Northwestern University. He has written more than 150 dictionaries. more...

  • McGraw-Hill's Dictionary of American Idioms Dictionaryby Richard Spears

    McGraw-Hill Education 2006; US$ 16.95

    Shape up your English with thousands of idioms Whether you are a learner of English who is having difficulty understanding expressions in everyday speech or a native speaker who wants to expand your written or spoken range, you need a comprehensive reference for idioms, common phrases, and sayings of American English. McGraw-Hill's American... more...

  • A Million Words And Countingby Paul J.J. Payack

    Kensington 2008; US$ 17.99

    From Babel to Babble . . . Everyone is Speaking English In 2007, the English language passed the million-word mark. That shouldn't come as a surprise since over a billion Earthlings speak English (no one knows about other planets, but they probably speak it, too). That makes for a lot of word-coiners (neologists) out there. And where are all... more...

  • Historical Dictionary of Science and Technology in Modern Chinaby Lawrence R. Sullivan; Nancy Y. Liu

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2015; US$ 134.99

    The historical dictionary provides information on science and technology in China from the late nineteenth century to the present including: a chronology; introduction; extensive bibliography; over 700 cross-referenced dictionary entries on major scientific and technological fields and sub-fields; entries on western scholars and... more...

  • A Dictionary of Journalismby Tony Harcup

    Oxford University Press 2014; US$ 11.99

    A Dictionary of Journalism is an accessible and authoritative quick reference dictionary. It covers over 1,400 wide-ranging entries on the terms that are likely to be encountered by students of the subject, and aims to offer a broad, accessible point of reference on an ever-topical and constantly-changing field that affects everyone's knowledge... 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...

  • German Phrases For Dummiesby Paulina Christensen; Anne Fox

    Wiley 2005; US$ 7.99

    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, dates, time,... 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...

  • 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...