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- 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...
- Scarecrow Press 2011; US$ 79.99
The Historical Dictionary of Soccer presents a comprehensive history of the game through a chronology, an introductory essay, a bibliography, numerous appendixes that list everything from the FIFA World Player of the Year to FIFA World Cup Winners and Runners-Up to the UEFA Champions League Winners and Runners-Up, and over 400 cross-referenced... more...
- Scarecrow Press 2011; US$ 84.99
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...
- Octopus 2008; US$ 12.99
It's a fact that men love lists: with lists, men can find the most interesting information with the least amount of effort. This book contains over 250 lists covering the most important subjects in life - cars, sports, barbecues, gadgets - and answers the most vital questions: Are Ferraris faster than Lamborghinis? What's the most common murder weapon?... more...
- Penguin Books Ltd 2008; US$ 23.96
Allen?s Dictionary of English Phrases is the most comprehensive survey of this area of the English language ever undertaken. Taking over 6000 phrases, it explains their meaning, explores their development and gives citations that range from the Venerable Bede to Will Self. Crisply and wittily written, the book is packed with memorable and surprising... more...
- Penguin Books Ltd 2008; US$ 18.32
The Penguin Dictionary of Judaism is a remarkable feat of Reference scholarship by renowned Cambridge professor and translator, Nicholas de Lange. With an approachable A-Z format the book covers everything from Jewish traditions and biographical entries on key historical figures to theology, religious law and practice, and the history of Jewish thought.... more...
- Penguin Books Ltd 2006; US$ 21.14
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary, published in 1755, marked a milestone in a language in desperate need of standards. No English dictionary before it had devoted so much space to everyday words, been so thorough in its definitions, or illustrated usage by quoting from Shakespeare and other great writers. Johnson's was the dictionary used by Jane Austen... more...
- Dorling Kindersley Ltd 2009; Not Available
A child's perfect dictionary Thousands of fascinating entries, definitions, photographs and pictures make this dictionary essential reference for readers, writers and curious minds of all ages. Organised like a traditional dictionary from A to Z, clear descriptions and examples explain and illustrate everything from Astronaut to Zoo. Perfect... more...
- F+W Media 2011; US$ 13.95 US$ 11.44
You're all over the definitions of "low lights," "ruching," and a "tankini." But can you spot a "Mrs. Potato Head" when you see one? That's where The Chicktionary comes in. With the help of Anna Lefler and her collection of 450+ must-know words and phrases, you'll be in the know when faced with terms like Aberzombie , Bandeau , George Glass... more...
- F+W Media 2009; US$ 8.95 US$ 7.34
Inside this book: The dirtiest words in the English language! And we're not just talking about those infamous seven words you can't say on TV. We're talking about more than 1,000 of the blessedly profane insults, obscenities, and vulgarities that make English the richest--and raunchiest--language on earth. In this book, you'll find the dirtiest... more...