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  • 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...

  • Jeff Foxworthy's Redneck Dictionaryby Jeff Foxworthy

    Random House Publishing Group 2009; US$ 5.82

    Hey, you! The one holding the book. Have you ever seen a volume like this? Well, whether you realize it or not, it’s the one you’ve been waiting for. Jeff Foxworthy’s Redneck Dictionary will teach you how to speak this unique Southern dialect fluently. Whether you’re blue-collar or hoity-toity, swimming in cash or betting your bottom dollar, a little... more...

  • The Oxford Dictionary of American Art and Artistsby Ann Lee Morgan

    Oxford University Press 2007; US$ 11.99

    Featuring 945 alphabetically arranged entries, here is an indispensable biographical and critical guide to American art from colonial times to contemporary postmodernism. Readers will find a wealth of factual detail and insightful analysis of the leading American painters, ranging from John Singleton Copley, Thomas Cole, and Mary Cassatt to such modern... more...

  • The Food Snob's Dictionaryby David Kamp; Marion Rosenfeld; Ross Macdonald

    Potter/Ten Speed/Harmony/Rodale 2009; US$ 12.95

    Food Snob n: reference term for the sort of food obsessive for whom the actual joy of eating and cooking is but a side dish to the accumulation of arcane knowledge about these subjects From the author of The United States of Arugula --and coauthor of The Film Snob’s Dictionary and The Rock Snob’s Dictionary --a delectable compendium of food... more...

  • The Cambridge Dictionary of Psychologyby David Matsumoto

    Cambridge University Press 2009; US$ 42.00

    The Cambridge Dictionary of Psychology is the first and only dictionary that surveys the broad discipline of psychology. more...

  • Historical Dictionary of Angolaby Martin W. James

    Scarecrow Press 2004; US$ 79.50

    This New Edition, features a detailed chronology of the significant events that have taken place throughout the centuries; an extensive list of acronyms and abbreviations, in both English and Portuguese; maps; and an introductory essay that explains the richness of the land; its early history; and the current political, social, and economic conditions... more...

  • Dictionary of Sports and Games Terminologyby Adrian Room

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2010; US$ 45.00

    The specialized jargon of some sports can be quite esoteric. Non-Americans, for example, are likely puzzled by baseball terms such as bunt, cut-off man, and safety squeeze, while the non-British may pause over cricket's Chinaman, doosra, golden duck, off-break, popping crease, and yorker.This new dictionary gives the definitions of more than 8,000... more...

  • The Million Word Crossword Answer Bookby Stanley Newman; Daniel Stark

    HarperCollins 2010; US$ 14.23

    The Million Word Crossword Dictionary was hailed by New York Times crossword editor Will Shortz as "the largest, most up-to-date, and most useful" and praised by crossword editors from all over the country. Now, noted crossword experts Stan Newman and Dan Stark provide the next "million word" tool to send your solving skills soaring. This radically... more...

  • Historical Dictionary of Basketballby John Grasso

    Scarecrow Press 2010; US$ 35.00

    The Historical Dictionary of Basketball is a comprehensive account of all forms of basketball_amateur, professional, men's, women's, Olympic, domestic, and international_from its invention in 1891 by Dr. James Naismith through the present day. This is done through a chronology, an introductory essay, an extensive bibliography, and over 600 cross-referenced... more...

  • A Dictionary of Proverbsby Jennifer Speake; John Simpson

    Oxford University Press 2008; US$ 10.99

    This unique and authoritative dictionary contains over 1,100 of the most widely used proverbs in English and uses research from the Oxford English Corpus, the world's largest language databank. This edition has been revised and fully updated and includes numerous entirely new entries. It also features expanded coverage of foreign language proverbs... more...