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- Melville House 2010; US$ 15.95
Delve into the hidden nature of words: An irresistible mix of information, curiosity, and fun Linguist Vivian Cook takes us on a brilliant series of excursions into the history and meaning of words: How do we learn words as a child? How are words born, and why do they die? Why do some never get spoken, and others never written? Each... more...
- DK Publishing 2010; US$ 18.95
From Astrology to the Zodiac... The Complete Idiot's Guide® Astrology Dictionary gives readers over 1,500 entries on everything about astrology from A to Z, including everything they need to know to read their chart and make interpretations. ?Organized in two sections for quick and easy reference, providing readers with the meaning of... more...
- Cleis Press [Start] 2009; US$ 16.95
Did you know Thomas Jefferson?s grandson was an ax murderer? Don?t you delight knowing some dinosaurs were teeny tiny as hens? Before buying that plane ticket, don?t you NEED to know which exotic islands still have cannibals? Wonder what it?s like to live in Hell Town at the End of the World? How about an ailment so surreal it?s named after Alice... more...
- Penguin Group US 2011; US$ 11.99
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...
- 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...
- Taylor and Francis 2011; US$ 335.00
This new title examines international trade organizations and the agreements that govern them. more...
- Octopus 2009; US$ 19.38
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...
- 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...
- 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...
- Scarecrow Press 2011; US$ 74.99
The Historical Dictionary of Tennis presents a comprehensive history of the game through a chronology, an introductory essay, a bibliography, photos, and over 500 cross-referenced dictionary entries on places, teams, terminology, and people, including Arthur Ashe, Björn Borg, Don Budge, Chris Evert, Roger Federer, Billie Jean King, Rod Laver,... more...