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  • CONCISE DICTIONARY OF COMPUTER SCIENCEby EDITORIAL BOARD

    V&S Publishers 2015; US$ 9.99

    This concise dictionary will meet all your needs on computer terms including hardware, software, equipment, devices, jargon and abbreviations; in fact any of the vocabulary you might expect to find in a computer dictionary. This dictionary includes, in alphabetical order, important terms connected with computing – acronyms, programming languages,... more...

  • Casual Lexby Webb Garrison

    Thomas Nelson 2005; US$ 11.26

    Casual Lex holds the hidden pleasures found in our usage of words. This fresh edition of the classic Why You Say It will turn you on to the fascinating?and often surprising?stories behind everyday words and phrases. more...

  • What's In a Word?by Webb Garrison

    Thomas Nelson 2010; US$ 11.26

    Webb Garrison’s etymological journey through the origins of words and phrases, both common and obscure, is sure to fascinate wordsmiths of every stripe. more...

  • No-minute Noodler: Dag's Dictionary for Kidsby Richard Glover

    HarperCollins Publishers 2011; US$ 6.99

    No-minute noodler: a kid who eats the two-minute noodles straight from the packet without even cooking them! Dinobore: a kid who can t talk about anything other than dinosaurs. Bumboozle: to confuse the issue of who it was that farted by blaming it all on the dog! A very funny book of words that should exist but don't! Includes a great do-it-yourself... more...

  • Whiffletrees and Goobersby W. R. Runyan

    Skyhorse Publishing 2007; US$ 12.95

    Did you know that a horse apple is actually a type of orange? Or that a whiffletree is not a tree at all? You will, after you pore through this delightful dictionary of old-fashioned words that are quickly slipping from America’s vocabulary. With over 100 illustrations, and steeped in nostalgia, it makes for a fun trip down memory lane. Wander into... more...

  • Dictionary of the Ben cao gang mu, Volume 2by Hua Linfu; Paul D. Buell

    University of California Press 2016; US$ 150.00

    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...

  • The Big Book of Words You Should Knowby David Olsen; Michelle Bevilacqua; Justin Cord Hayes

    Adams Media 2008; US$ 12.99

    Do you know what "quatrefoil" and "impolitic" mean? What about "halcyon" or "narcolepsy"? This book is a handy, easy-to-read reference guide to the proper parlance for any situation. In this book you will find: Words You Absolutely Should Know (covert, exonerate, perimeter); Words You Should Know But Probably Don't (dour, incendiary, scintilla); Words... more...

  • Wrathby Adams Media

    Adams Media 2011; US$ 9.99

    The Seven Deadly Sins have sliced up the dictionary and taken what's theirs. No one vice is too greedy as each volume prides itself on having more than 500 entries. Word lovers will lust after these richly packaged volumes--and once you've collected all seven, you'll be the envy of all your friends. Wrath: A Dictionary for the Enraged Anger will never... more...

  • Envyby Adams Media

    Adams Media 2011; US$ 9.99

    The Seven Deadly Sins have sliced up the dictionary and taken what's theirs. No one vice is too greedy as each volume prides itself on having more than 500 entries. Word lovers will lust after these richly packaged volumes--and once you've collected all seven, you'll be the envy of all your friends. Envy: A Dictionary for the Jealous Everyone else... more...

  • Greedby Adams Media

    Adams Media 2011; US$ 9.99

    The Seven Deadly Sins have sliced up the dictionary and taken what's theirs. No one vice is too greedy as each volume prides itself on having more than 500 entries. Word lovers will lust after these richly packaged volumes--and once you've collected all seven, you'll be the envy of all your friends. Greed: A Dictionary for the Selfish Surprisingly,... more...