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Ultimate Visual Dictionary
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4.4 out of 5 stars with 11 reviews
Ultimate Visual Dictionary is a comprehensive, annotated visual dictionary of more than 33,000 commonly researched places and things, from the origins of the universe to modern technology.Organized into 14 major sections including Animals, Rail and Road, Music, and more, each has its own table of contents, enabling readers to find a pictorial definition of an object without necessarily knowing its name in advance. Can't remember the name of a kangaroo's pouch? Just flip to the ''Marsupials &

The New Well-Tempered Sentence: A Punctuation Handbook for the Innocent, the Eager, and the Doomed
By Gordon, Karen Elizabeth
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4.2 out of 5 stars with 269 reviews
At long last, The New Well-Tempered Sentence rescues punctuation from the perils of boredom, with wholly original explanations of the rules of punctuation, whimsical graphics, and utterly unforgettable characters (yes, characters in a grammar book). Gordon teaches you clearly and simply where to place a comma and how to use an apostrophe. Gradually, as you master the elusive slashes, dots, and dashes that give expression to our most perplexing thoughts, you will find yourself in the grip of a

Extreme Encounters: How It Feels to Be Drowned in Quicksand, Shredded by Piranhas, Swept Up in a Tornado, and Dozens of Other Unpleasant Experiences...
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4.1 out of 5 stars with 195 reviews
Brace yourself.   If you’re the squeamish type, turn back now. If you’re afraid of a little blood, read no further. But if you’ve ever wondered what it’s like to be struck by lightning, swallowed by quicksand, or stung by a jellyfish, then fasten your seatbelt and get ready for a wild ride.   Extreme Encounters offers blow-by-blow accounts of life’s most dangerous experiences in thrilling “you-are-there” second person—so you chill to the numbing effects of frostbite, you hear

Why Dogs Eat Poop, and Other Useless or Gross Information About the Animal Kingdom: Every Disgusting Fact About Animals you Ever Wanted to Know -- from Monkey-Face
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4.9 out of 5 stars with 47 reviews
A third installment in the delightfully disgusting miscellany series that began with the national bestseller, Why You Shouldn't Eat Your Boogers and Other Useless or Gross Information About Your Body. In the New York Times (extended list) bestseller Why You Shouldn't Eat Your Boogers and Other Useless or Gross Information About Your Body, Francesca Gould uncovered everything you'd want to know-and a few things you'd rather you didn't-about the human body. In Why Fish Fart and Other Useless or

Biting the Wax Tadpole: Confessions of a Language Fanatic
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4.5 out of 5 stars with 66 reviews
''Charming anecdotes, witty sidebars, attractive illustrations.... Little’s strong sense of humor never overwhelms her love of languages in this fascinating yet educational introduction to linguistics for a wide, pop-savvy audience.” – Publishers Weekly“A delightful language scrapbook – the deliberately disjointed diary of a language lover.” –  Chicago Tribune“A tour of all the quirk and queerness to be found among the world's many dialects ... her  meandering, highly-readable

The Dictionary of Nautical, University, Gypsy and Other Vulgar Tongues: A Guide to Language on the 18th and 19th Century Streets of London
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4.6 out of 5 stars with 83 reviews
This is not a book about history. It IS history. First published in 1859, it is literally a snapshot of the language used by the 18th and 19th Century common man. With it, you can enter into his world as he or she saw it, felt it and expressed it. No novel, no history book can or will ever give you that perspective. Tell me: . If you knew someplace was a ''knocking shop'' would you go in? . Would an 18th Century seaman drink a couple of ''scotches'' or whistle at them? . Is ''casting up your

101 American Superstitions : Understanding Language and Culture through Superstitions
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4.1 out of 5 stars with 265 reviews
This humorous and informative compendium gives the origin and an example of each of 101 familiar superstitions..

Ode to Islesboro a Laconic Lexicon: Local Language, Legends, Landmarks, Locales, Legacies, and Legerdemain.
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Over 300 secret Islesboro island passwords & phrases, plus erudite essays; you'll never be at a loss for words. All the Maine-stays are here, plus those not fit to print. Squeaks, squawks, whirrs, swears, turkey shoots, cohogs, lighthouses, and a kit n'caboodle of fun. Don't let 'em talk behind your back. Sit up, take notice, and get schrod! The definitions collected in this book, and the personal recollections, give it an added interest. The author, who has traveled the world, has never quite

The Secret History of the English Language
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4.3 out of 5 stars with 190 reviews
''The most outrageous book I have ever read, and one of the funniest.''-The Oldie ''Unusual, funny, and provocative. . . . This fascinating book is a useful investigation into the ways in which history is constructed and the dangers of 'unassailable' academic truths.''- New Statesman ''The best rewriting of history since 1066 And All That.''-Fortean Times ''Mind-blowing, incredibly entertaining stuff. . . . A well-written and funny book.''-Daily Mail In a hugely enjoyable read, not to mention

Diccionario de simbolos (Kier/Diccionarios) (Spanish Edition)
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4.3 out of 5 stars with 291 reviews
Descripcion en espanol: Los simbolos han sido siempre portadores de significados cuya ambiguedad los hace misteriosos y atractivos, y bajo cuyo influjo el ser humano siente, en profundidad o como meta intiucion, el eco de un mensaje remoto y aprehensible a la vez. Este diccionario ofrece la interpretacion de los simbolos mas conocidos, su historia y significado. English Description: The symbols have been carrying attractive and uncertain meanings since ancient times. This symbolism dictionary

Historias de la historia (Documento) (Spanish Edition)
By Planeta
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4.7 out of 5 stars with 267 reviews
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Guía de la España mágica (Fontana fantástica) (Spanish Edition)
By Martínez Roca
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4.8 out of 5 stars with 10 reviews
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Buttering Parsnips, Twocking Chavs: The Secret Life of the English Language
By Cassell
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4.4 out of 5 stars with 38 reviews
“Fine words butter no parsnips” is an expression dating back 400 years. Twocking and chav are popular new arrivals in the ever-growing vocabulary of British slang. What do words and phrases like these have in common, and what sets them apart? That’s what this fascinating book sets out to explore. Along the way, it illuminates the whole process of word formation and proliferation. How are new words and phrases born? What’s special about the ones that enter common usage? How do mistakes

A Word In Your Shell-Like
By Collins
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4.5 out of 5 stars with 27 reviews
Unravel the meaning, origin, and usage of over 6,000 phrases from book and film titles, idioms and cliches, to nicknames, slogans and quotations with this modern and entertaining guide to wonderful phrases by one of the world’s best-known wordsmiths. The ideal replacement or complement to that tatty old copy of Brewer's Phrase and Fable most of us have about the house, A Word in Your Shell-Like is an entertaining look at both familiar and unfamiliar phrases by one of the key world authorities

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
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4.5 out of 5 stars with 36 reviews
Two volumes thick and 2,300 pages long, Samuel Johnson's Dictionary, published in 1755, marked a milestone in a language in desperate need of standards. No English dictionary before it had devoted so much space to everyday words, been so thorough in its definitions, or illustrated usage by quoting from Shakespeare and other great writers. Johnson's Dictionary would define the language for the next 150 years, until the arrival of the Oxford English Dictionary. Johnson's was the dictionary used

From Elvish to Klingon: Exploring Invented Languages
By Oxford University Press
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ean: 9780192807090, isbn: 0192807099,

4.4 out of 5 stars with 209 reviews
From the Elvish language Tolkien invented for denizens of Middle Earth to the science fiction lingo spoken by the Klingons in Star Trek, writers have always endeavored to create new forms of expression, not only in the English language, but in languages that exist only in their own imaginations. Now, in From Elvish to Klingon: Exploring Invented Languages, a group of leading linguists offers a lively investigation of all manner of invented languages. Each chapter focuses on a different

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