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  • Dictionary of Environmental Economicsby Renat Perelet; Pamela Mason; Anil Markandya; Tim Taylor

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 51.95

    A comprehensive dictionary of environmental economics, compiled by leading academics in the field. Each expression or phrase is explained clearly in non-technical language, with references given to its use in the growing literature on the subject area. From abatement to zonal travel cost method (ZTCM), there are over 1000 cross-referenced entries covering... more...

  • The Secret History of Ballsby Josh Chetwynd

    Penguin Group US 2011; US$ 13.95

    You may fancy yourself a sports fan, but chances are you don't know: A fish eyeball was used as the center of some nineteenth-century baseballs The race to make better billiard balls led to the invention of plastics The Nerf ball was originally created to be part of a board game featuring cavemen Balls are the unsung heroes of sports.... more...

  • Medizinischer Wortschatzby Franz Pera; Heinz-Peter Schmiedebach

    De Gruyter 2010; US$ 21.00

    In this book the 2300 most important medical terms, their origin as well as their historical and mythological meaning are explained. more...

  • A Dictionary of Proverbsby Jennifer Speake; John Simpson

    Oxford University Press 2008; US$ 14.99

    This unique and authoritative dictionary contains over 1,100 of the most widely used proverbs in English and uses research from the Oxford English Corpus, the world's largest language databank. This edition has been revised and fully updated and includes numerous entirely new entries. It also features expanded coverage of foreign language proverbs... more...

  • A Dictionary of International Trade Organizations and Agreementsby Patrick Holden

    Taylor and Francis 2011; US$ 335.00

    This new title examines international trade organizations and the agreements that govern them. more...

  • Top 10 of Britainby Hamlyn

    Octopus 2009; US$ 21.73

    From the bestselling author of "Hamlyn's Top 10 of Everything" series comes a special collection of 250 unique lists that observe of the idiosyncrasies of our Isles and encompass everything British. Discover hundreds of essential, intriguing and bizarre facts about your country's most iconic subjects, including: the 10 most produced plays by Shakespeare;... more...

  • Major League Baseball Scoutsby P.J. Dragseth

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2011; US$ 75.00

    The life of a major league baseball scout is far from glamorous. Away from his family for weeks on end, he travels to obscure parts of the world in all types of conditions in search of the next break-out star. Essential to a club's talent procurement, and thus to its ultimate success, scouts nevertheless remain relatively anonymous compared to... 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...

  • Top 10 of Britainby Hamlyn

    Octopus 2009; Not Available

    From the bestselling author of "Hamlyn's Top 10 of Everything" series comes a special collection of 250 unique lists that observe of the idiosyncrasies of our Isles and encompass everything British. Discover hundreds of essential, intriguing and bizarre facts about your country's most iconic subjects, including: the 10 most produced plays by Shakespeare;... more...

  • Pictures from the Heartby Sandra A. Thomson

    St. Martin's Press 2003; US$ 7.99

    For hundreds of years, people have turned to the tarot for guidance and focus in seeking answers to life's questions. While millions use the Tarot regularly, much of its history, lore, and symbolism remain obscure--making it difficult for the user to get the deepest possible reading. Also, with hundreds of different decks available, drawing on several... more...