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- Biteback Publishing 2012; US$ 11.65
Since 1901 the Nobel Prize has been the hallmark of genius, but Nobel laureates tend to be more than merely brilliant - their idealism, courage and concern for humanity have also made them sources of inspiration and insight. The 1,000 Wisest Things Ever Said is a fascinating collection of quotes from the winners of this most prestigious award. It also... more...
- Michigan State University Press 2007; US$ 31.95
The Anishinaubae (Chippewa/Ojibwe) language has a beauty in the spoken word, a deliberate rhythm, simplicity, and mysterious second meanings. When Basil Johnston began teaching the Anishinaubae language, in the late 1960s, there were no related manuals or dictionaries that were suitable for beginners. To fill this void, Johnston wrote a language... more...
- Cleis Press Start 2011; US$ 15.99
A veritable "tko of terminology," Better Than Great is the essential guide for describing the extraordinary ? the must have reference for anyone wishing to rise above tired superlatives. Deft praise encourages others to feel as we do, share our enthusiasms. It rewards deserving objects of admiration. It persuades people to take certain actions.... more...
- Souvenir Press 2012; US$ 17.99
Better Than Great is a unique thesaurus of praise and acclaim, containing humankind's largest gathering of fresh, potent and larky superlatives for anyone struggling to describe extraordinary things or experiences in ways that will do them justice. The English language has thousands of words to praise but 'cool', 'good' and 'great' have become our... more...
- Penguin Books Ltd 2007; US$ 21.14
A fascinating, thematic exploration of clichés from as the actress said to the bishop to zero hour , explaining what they are and where they?ve come from. Julia Cresswell has taken her best-selling dictionary of clichés (?Sumptuous? A mine of information.? Guardian ) back to the drawing board and has created a book, packed with famous (and infamous)... more...
- HarperCollins Publishers 2015; US$ 14.87
Optimised for colour tablets. The images in this e-book are not suitable for viewing on black and white e-ink devices. This fantastic thesaurus is especially designed for children aged 8 and above (Key Stage 2) and supports today's Primary curriculum needs. Clear and accessible, it is an indispensable tool for young writers. more...
- McGraw-Hill Education 2007; US$ 18.00
Make your ailing vocabulary go from merely good to exceptionally splendid and stupendous ! Your brain holds an impressive vocabulary of more than 20,000 words, but chances are you only use a small fraction of them. That fraction is usually filled with worn-out oldies that have lost their impact, such as interesting , good , and nice Inside,... more...
- McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2010; US$ 55.00
Covering over 10,000 idioms and collocations characterized by similarity in their wording or metaphorical idea which do not show corresponding similarity in their meanings, this dictionary presents a unique cross-section of the English language. Though it is designed specifically to assist readers in avoiding the use of inappropriate or erroneous phrases,... more...