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  • 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...

  • The American Heritage Dictionary of Idiomsby Christine Ammer

    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2013; US$ 15.99

    From “all systems go” to “senior moment”—a comprehensive reference to idiomatic English.   The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms explores the meanings and origins of idioms that may not make literal sense but play an important role in the language—including phrasal verbs such as kick back , proverbs such as too many cooks spoil the... more...

  • A Comprehensive Dictionary of the Middle Eastby Dilip Hiro

    Interlink Publishing 2013; US$ 21.93

    In this up-to-date, painstakingly researched dictionary, author Dilip Hiro brings one of the most tumultuous regions of the world to our fingertips. It is easy-to-read, simple to use, authoritative, and comprehensive. If offers a wide range of alphabetically arranged information on topics ranging from current affairs, history and politics to religions,... more...

  • 100 Words Every 4th Grader Should Knowby Editors of the American Heritage Dictionaries

    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2014; US$ 6.99

    This A-to-Z reference is a fun way for elementary-school kids to improve their vocabulary—and become better readers and writers.   With 100 Words Every Fourth Grader Should Know , parents and teachers can present new and challenging words that will prepare kids to excel in their classes and in their reading.   From accommodate to zest ,... more...

  • Dictionary of Southern African Place Namesby Peter E Raper; Lucie A Moller; Theodorus L du Plessis

    Jonathan Ball Publishers 2014; US$ 13.99

    The Dictionary of Southern African Place Names - now in its 4th edition - helps you sort your Komkhulu from your Kommetjie with the most comprehensive glossary of Southern African towns, villages, railway stations, mountains, rivers and beaches. The 9 000 short entries incorporate data from sources dating as far back as 1486, encapsulating the linguistic... more...

  • A Dictionary of Scottish Phrase and Fableby Ian Crofton

    Birlinn 2012; US$ 16.49

    This authoritative, entertaining and eminently browsable reference book, arranged in easily accessible A - Z format, is an absorbing and imaginative feast of Scottish lore, language, history and culture, from the mythical origins of the Scots in Scythia to the contemporary Scotland of the Holyrood parliament and Trainspotting. Here Tartan Tories rub... 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...

  • Concise Dictionary of Economicsby EDITORIAL BOARD

    V&S Publishers 2015; US$ 9.99

    The idea for this dictionary on economic terms originated with the reference books that we have been bringing out. The leading concern was for average students and inquisitive readers who needed to be helped into grasping the meaning of the terms used in books on economics. The dictionary covers almost all the terms that form a part and parcel of... 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...