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  • The Oxford Dictionary of English Grammarby Sylvia Chalker; Edmund Weiner

    Oxford University Press 1994; US$ 14.99

    English grammar has changed a great deal since the beginning of the Twentieth Century, and it is a subject that can provide a complex minefield of uncertainties within the language. This accessible and comprehensive dictionary comes to the aid of both the general reader and the student or teacher, offering straightforward and immediate A-Z access to... more...

  • The Princeton Dictionary of Buddhismby Jr. Robert E. Buswell; Jr. Donald S. Lopez

    Princeton University Press 2013; US$ 65.00

    With more than 5,000 entries totaling over a million words, this is the most comprehensive and authoritative dictionary of Buddhism ever produced in English. It is also the first to cover terms from all of the canonical Buddhist languages and traditions: Sanskrit, Pali, Tibetan, Chinese, Japanese, and Korean. Unlike reference works that focus on a... more...

  • French-English Bilingual Visual Dictionaryby Dorling Kindersley Ltd

    Dorling Kindersley Ltd 2015; Not Available

    The DK French-English Bilingual Visual Dictionary introduces the vocabulary of the modern world through themed chapters filled with full-colour photographs and artworks which display and label all elements of everyday life. With sections ranging from home and work to leisure and the environment, every item is clearly labelled in French with the... more...

  • Straight from the Fridge, Dadby Max Decharne

    Crown/Archetype 2002; US$ 15.00

    Righteous jive for all you weedheads, moochers, b-girls, gassers, bandrats, triggermen, grifters, snowbirds, and long-gone daddies. Much of the slang popularly associated with the hippie generation of the 1960s actually dates back to before World War II, hijacked in the main from jazz and blues street expressions, mostly relating to drugs, sex,... more...

  • The Devil's Dictionaryby Ambrose Bierce

    The Floating Press 1911; US$ 9.95

    The Devil's Dictionary was begun in a weekly paper in 1881, and was continued in a desultory way at long intervals until 1906. In that year a large part of it was published in covers with the title The Cynic's Word Book, a name which the author had not the power to reject or happiness to approve. To quote the publishers of the present work:... more...

  • 1811 Dictionary of the Vulgar Tongueby Francis Grose

    NuVision Publications, LLC 2009; US$ 2.99

    A dictionary of buckish slang, university wit, and pickpocket eloquence. Unabridged from the original 1811 edition. more...

  • Bryson's Dictionary for Writers and Editorsby Bill Bryson

    Doubleday Canada 2011; US$ 19.95

    From one of the world?s most beloved and bestselling authors, a terrifically useful and readable guide to the problems of the English language most commonly encountered by editors and writers. What is the singular form of graffiti? From what mythological figure is the word ?tantalize? derived? One of the English language?s most skilled writers guides... more...

  • Wicked Good Wordsby Mim Harrison

    Penguin Publishing Group 2011; US$ 14.00

    AmericanProfile "A fascinating survey of idioms." ? St. Petersburg Times "Simultaneously full of witty asides and linguistic erudition, Wicked Good Words is one of those rare books that you will read too fast and will find yourself wishing you could read for the first time all over again." ? Ammon Shea, author of Reading the OED "As... more...

  • Top 10 for Menby Hamlyn

    Octopus 2008; US$ 15.17

    Hamlyn's Top 10 of Everything is the second best-selling reference book in the UK, and third in the US, having sold over 190,000 copies worldwide. more...

  • Top 10 for Menby Hamlyn

    Octopus 2008; Not Available

    Hamlyn's Top 10 of Everything is the second best-selling reference book in the UK, and third in the US, having sold over 190,000 copies worldwide. more...