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  • Dictionnaire des citations françaisesby Jean-Yves Dournon

    Archipoche 2011; Not Available

    La culture, dit-on, est ce qui reste lorsqu'on a tout oublié. Sans doute faut-il voir dans l'art de la citation l'idéal du savoir. Ce grand Dictionnaire des citations françaises - on l'appelle « Le Dournon » - est certainement l'un des plus complets dans son genre, un « musée de l'esprit français », fruit d'un demi-siècle de travail. Dans une édition... more...

  • 80 expressions de traditionby Collectif

    Larousse 2010; Not Available

    Saviez-vous que "faire la roue" peut aussi signifier "parader comme un coq" ? Et devinerez-vous le sens exact d'expressions étonnantes comme "acheter chat en poche", "tourner la truie au foin", "bailler le lièvre par l'oreille", "rôtir le balai" ou "faire un trou à la lune" ? Venez donc goûter aux parfums suaves de ces extraordinaires expressions,... more...

  • 365 dictons de nos régionsby Gabrielle Cosson

    Larousse 2010; Not Available

    Saviez-vous qu'avec cigognes à la Saint-Barthélémy, un doux hiver nous est promis ? Et que gelée du jeudi saint gèle le sarrasin ? Ce recueil, pétri d'irrésistible sagesse populaire, conçu comme un almanach et clairsemé de très nombreuses devinettes ludiques, va vous faire humer, jour après jour, l'odeur revigorante de nos terroirs et apportera une... 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...

  • Historical Dictionary of Pakistanby Shahid Javed Burki

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2015; US$ 149.99

    Shahid Javed Burki joined the Civil Service of Pakistan in 1960, his assignments in Pakistan included chief economist of West Pakistan, and economic advisor, Ministry of Commerce, Government of Pakistan. He worked as a senior research fellow at Harvard?s Center for International Affairs and the Harvard Institute for International Development. He... more...

  • Opening Pandora's Boxby Ferdie Addis

    Readers Digest 2011; US$ 14.95

    Ferdie Addis has loved classics since he first got his hands on a picture book version of the Odyssey aged four. After a degree in Greek and Latin at Oxford University, and a brief stint as a researcher for TV documentaries, he's extremely happy to be back where he started, reading and writing about the myths and legends of the ancient world more...

  • The Dictionary of Military Termsby Defense

    Skyhorse Publishing 2015; US$ 19.95

    The U.S. Department of Defense oversees the U.S. Army, Navy, Marine Corps, and Air Force. It is headquartered at the Pentagon. more...

  • Hatchet Jobs and Hardball: The Oxford Dictionary of American Political Slangby Grant Barrett

    Oxford University Press 2004; US$ 17.99

    Here is a wonderful Baedeker to down-and-dirty politics--more than six hundred slang terms straight from the smoke-filled rooms of American political speech. Hatchet Jobs and Hardball: The Oxford Dictionary of American Political Slang illuminates a rich and colorful segment of our language. Readers will find informative entries on slang terms such... more...

  • Wicked Good Wordsby Mim Harrison

    Penguin Publishing Group 2011; US$ 14.00

    AmericanProfile "A fascinating survey of idioms." ? St. Petersburg Times "Simultaneously full of witty asides and linguistic erudition, Wicked Good Words is one of those rare books that you will read too fast and will find yourself wishing you could read for the first time all over again." ? Ammon Shea, author of Reading the OED "As... more...