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- Penguin Group US 2008; US$ 13.95
An obsessive word lover's account of reading the entire Oxford English Dictionary , hailed as "the Super Size Me of lexicography." "I'm reading the OED so you don't have to," says Ammon Shea on his slightly masochistic journey to scale the word lover's Mount Everest: the Oxford English Dictionary . In 26 chapters filled with sharp wit, sheer... more...
- McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2010; US$ 45.00
The specialized jargon of some sports can be quite esoteric. Non-Americans, for example, are likely puzzled by baseball terms such as bunt, cut-off man, and safety squeeze, while the non-British may pause over cricket's Chinaman, doosra, golden duck, off-break, popping crease, and yorker.This new dictionary gives the definitions of more than 8,000... more...
- HarperCollins 2010; US$ 15.99
With more than 1,000,000 answers, this volume contains more than twice as many answers as any other crossword dictionary. More important, it is the first crossword dictionary ever to comprehensively cover the clues and answers that actually appear in today's most popular crosswords, including contemporary slang, phrases, and brand names. Meticulously... more...
- HarperCollins 2010; US$ 15.99
The Million Word Crossword Dictionary was hailed by New York Times crossword editor Will Shortz as "the largest, most up-to-date, and most useful" and praised by crossword editors from all over the country. Now, noted crossword experts Stan Newman and Dan Stark provide the next "million word" tool to send your solving skills soaring. This radically... more...
- 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 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$ 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...