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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • A Comprehensive Dictionary of the Middle Eastby Dilip Hiro

    Interlink Publishing 2013; US$ 22.31

    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...

  • 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 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...