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  • The Book of Word Recordsby Asher Cantrell

    Adams Media 2013; US$ 10.99

    From antidisestablishmentarianism to zo, a unrivaled collection of today's greatest words! Have you ever wondered what the longest word in the dictionary is? Or the origin of your go-to curse word? With The Book of Word Records , you'll uncover hundreds of bizarre, ugly, gross, and otherwise extreme words that have what it takes to break some... more...

  • The Words You Should Know to Sound Smartby Bobbi Bly

    Adams Media 2009; US$ 9.95

    This book is a tongue-in-cheek guide to words that any well-educated, witty person should be able to drop into cocktail conversation. The reader is encouraged to toss off words such as “disestablishmentarianism,” “descant,” and “autodidactic” –words that will make the user sound learned, intellectual, and wise. For those who want to improve the quality... more...

  • The Whisky Dictionaryby Iain Hector Ross

    Sandstone Press Ltd 2017; US$ 9.99

    The Whisky Dictionary is both a celebration of the world of whisky and a window into it. Iain Hector Ross has ranged deep, far and wide into the industry to capture whisky speak in a single guide. He has literally climbed inside the distilling process to feel the heat, savour the aromas and absorb the words that swirl around the making and sharing... more...

  • A Maori Word A Dayby Hemi Kelly

    Penguin Books Ltd 2018; US$ 14.09

    A Maori Word a Day offers an easy, instant and motivating entry into the Maori language. Through its 365 Maori words, you will learn the following: - English translations - Word category, notes and background information - Sample sentences, in both te reo Maori and English Exploring the most common, modern and colloquial words in Maori today,... more...

  • Dictionary of the Ben cao gang mu, Volume 3by Zheng Jinsheng; Nalini Kirk; Paul D. Buell

    University of California Press 2018; 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...

  • 100 Words Almost Everyone Mixes Up or Manglesby Editors of the American Heritage Dictionaries

    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2010; US$ 6.99

    Eliminate mistakes and improve your vocabulary with this engaging guide to the world’s most misused words.   Do you know your delegate from your relegate , your cachet from your cache ?   At one time or another we’ve all suffered the embarrassment of having our remarks corrected by a family member, colleague, or stranger. 100 Words Almost... more...

  • The Devil's Dictionaryby Ambrose Bierce

    NuVision Publications, LLC 2003; US$ 5.99

    The Devil's Dictionary was begun in a weekly paper in 1881. In this book , Ambrose Bierce skewers far more the world of politics, but it is the political realm where Bierce's observations are astonishingly and depressingly relevant a centry later. more...

  • The Deeper Meaning of Liffby Douglas Adams; John Lloyd

    Crown/Archetype 2005; US$ 13.99

    A rollicking, thought-provoking dictionary for the modern age, featuring definitions for those things we don't have words for, from the New York Times bestselling author behind The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy , Douglas Adams, and TV producer John Lloyd. Does the sensation of Tingrith (1) make you yelp? Do you bend sympathetically when... more...

  • German Phrases For Dummiesby Paulina Christensen; Anne Fox

    Wiley 2005; US$ 9.99 US$ 8.99

    Hundreds of useful phrases at your fingertips Speak German - instantly! Traveling to Germany but don't know German? Taking German at school but need to kick up your conversation skills? Don't worry! This handy little phrasebook will have you speaking German in no time. Discover how to: Get directions, shop, and eat out Talk numbers,... more...

  • Scientifically Speakingby C.C. Gaither; Alma E Cavazos-Gaither

    CRC Press 2000; US$ 91.95

    In these days of ever-increasing specialization, it is important to gain a broad appreciation of science. Entertaining and informative, Scientifically Speaking: A Dictionary of Quotations, Second Edition contains the words and wisdom of several hundred scientists, writers, philosophers, poets, and academics. The largest compilation of published science... more...