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  • 801 Things You Should Knowby David Olsen

    Adams Media 2013; US$ 10.99

    Discover how the world's biggest ideas, inventions, and actions changed the course of history! What would life be like if the Age of Reason never challenged others to think differently, if the Industrial Revolution never happened, or if the New York Stock Exchange never came into existence? 801 Things You Should Know gives you the lowdown on... more...

  • ManWordsby Jeremy Greenberg

    Adams Media 2011; US$ 10.99

    So your bros are hanging around the grill, shooting the shit while putting back brews from a pony keg. The air's heavy with barbecue sauce, stale belches, and testosterone. And you want to sound manly, like you read Maxim , not GQ . Like you watch football, not gymnastics. You want to use words like "crack-back," "low rider," and "mojo." You need... 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 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 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 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...

  • 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...