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Dictionaries

  • The Dictionary of Military Termsby Defense

    Skyhorse Publishing 2015; US$ 19.95

    This is the comprehensive, standardized dictionary of military and associated terminology compiled and used by the Department of Defense. Divided into two sections, The Dictionary of Military Terms contains the terms and definitions approved for Department of Defense (DOD) and the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) use as well as a complete... more...

  • Carnal Knowledgeby Charles Hodgson

    St. Martin's Press 2015; US$ 7.99

    From head to toe to breast to behind,  Carnal Knowledge is a delightfully intoxicating tour of the words we use to describe our bodies. Did you know:   - eye is one of the oldest written words in the English language? - callipygian means "having beautiful buttocks"? - gam, a slang word for "leg," comes from the French word jambe ?   A treat... more...

  • Historical Dictionary of Taiwan (Republic of China)by John F. Copper

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2014; US$ 109.99

    This fourth edition of Historical Dictionary of the Taiwan (Republic of China) covers its history through a chronology, an introductory essay, appendixes, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has over 600 cross-referenced entries on important personalities, politics, economy, foreign relations, religion, and culture. more...

  • Historical Dictionary of Bulgariaby Raymond Detrez

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2014; US$ 149.99

    This third edition covers Bulgarian history through a chronology, an introductory essay, appendixes, an extensive bibliography, and over 700 cross-referenced entries on important people, politics, economy, foreign relations, religion, and culture. This book is an access point for students, researchers, and general readers. more...

  • Dictionary of the Ben cao gang mu, Volume 1by Zhibin Zhang; Paul U. Unschuld

    University of California Press 2014; US$ 130.00

    The Ben cao gang mu , compiled in the second half of the sixteenth century by a team led by the physician Li Shizhen (1518?1593) on the basis of previously published books and contemporary knowledge, is the largest encyclopedia of natural history in a long tradition of Chinese materia medica works. Its description of almost 1,900 pharmaceutically... more...

  • Dubious Definitionsby Brian Allen

    SBPRA 2014; US$ 2.99

    A dictionary unlike any other, Dubious Definitions: A Dictionary of Misinterpretation is a clever, yet infuriatingly entertaining read.It provides totally unreliable, inaccurate, tortured meanings to over 1,000 unfortunate words through the use of cryptic stupidity, abused double entendre, as well as the rigorous application of a finely honed level... more...

  • Historical Dictionary of Australiaby Norman Abjorensen; James C. Docherty

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2014; US$ 149.99

    This fourth edition of Historical Dictionary of Australia covers its history through a chronology, an introductory essay, appendixes, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has over 500 cross-referenced entries on important personalities, politics, economy, foreign relations, religion, and culture. more...

  • Bertrand Russell's Dictionary of Mind, Matter and Moralsby Bertrand Russell

    Philosophical Library/Open Road 2014; US$ 14.99

    This dictionary contains more than 1000 selections from over 100 of Russell?s books and articles. It serves as an introduction to Russell?s brilliance in analysis, argument, and exposition which develops a clear notion of his method of approach, his fundamental principles and many of his leading ideas. Found here are definitions and terms reflected... more...

  • Historical Dictionary of Intelligence Failuresby Glenmore S. Trenear-Harvey

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2014; US$ 94.99

    The Historical Dictionary of Intelligence Failures covers the history of intelligence failures through a chronology, an introductory essay, an extensive bibliography, and over 100 cross-referenced dictionary entries on such topics as the Six Day War, the Cuban Missile Crisis, and 9/11. more...

  • Bole-English-Hausa Dictionary and English-Bole Wordlistby Alhaji Maina Gimba; Russell G. Schuh

    University of California Press 2014; US$ 65.00

    This is a dictionary of Bole, a little documented language of the Chadic family, spoken in northeastern Nigeria. This is one of the most comprehensive dictionaries of any Chadic language other than Hausa. All entries for Bole are fully marked for tone and vowel length. The Bole-English-Hausa section has full definitions and explanations of meaning... more...