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  • Historical Dictionary of Angolaby Martin W. James

    Scarecrow Press 2004; US$ 79.99

    This New Edition, features a detailed chronology of the significant events that have taken place throughout the centuries; an extensive list of acronyms and abbreviations, in both English and Portuguese; maps; and an introductory essay that explains the richness of the land; its early history; and the current political, social, and economic conditions... more...

  • Reading the OEDby Ammon Shea

    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...

  • Dictionary of Sports and Games Terminologyby Adrian Room

    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...

  • The Million Word Crossword Dictionaryby Stanley Newman; Daniel Stark

    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...

  • The Million Word Crossword Answer Bookby Stanley Newman; Daniel Stark

    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...

  • All In A Wordby Vivian Cook

    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...

  • Random Obsessionsby Nick Belardes; Brad Listi

    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...

  • The Complete Idiot's Guide Astrology Dictionaryby Arlene Tognetti; Stephene Ph.D. Jourdan

    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...

  • 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...