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The Origin of Names, Words and Everything in Between

by Patrick Foote

The Origins of Names Explained

Explore the world of names: What is something that literally everything in existence has in common? It all has a name! With Name Explain, you can learn the origins of these names....


The Story Behind

by Emily Prokop

Surprising history of ordinary things

Learn the fascinating history and trivia you never knew about things we use daily from the host of The Story Behind podcast.

Everyday objects and major events in history:...


Jackspeak of the Royal Canadian Navy

by Mark Nelson

Pull up a bollard and get to know the colourful language of the Royal Canadian Navy.

Do you ever get channel fever so bad only a great homeward bounders will cure you? Have you ever met Tug Wilson the brass pounder,...


Messing About in Quotes

by Gyles Brandreth

Become a dazzling wit or enjoy a good laugh with this entertaining collection of humorous quotations, carefully handpicked and edited by writer and broadcaster Gyles Brandreth. From Art to Bores, Tennis to Wine,...


The Summoner's Handbook

by Taran Matharu

"The ability to summon is passed down through the blood..."

Summoner: One who is gifted with the ability to summon demonic creatures that are emotionally connected to their human counterparts. As brought to life...


Control the Conversation

by James O. Pyle & Maryann Karinch

Where were you tonight? How did that meeting go? Are you seeing someone else? What qualifies you for this job? These are just a few of the usual questions we might answer in a day. A typical answer to the last...


The Little Book of Rock and Roll Wisdom

by Mike Katz & Crispin Kott

When the singing is over and the talking starts, that’s when the true, unvarnished wisdom of rock ‘n’ roll comes out.

Built on first-hand experience, the gorgeous, illustrated Little Book of Rock ‘n’...


The Feminist Financial Handbook

by Brynne Conroy

Sometimes the best way to stick it to the man is by doing well for yourself. There’s just one problem: it’s hard to do well for yourself when systemic oppression has placed innumerable hurdles between you...


The Concise Dictionary of World Place-Names

by John Everett-Heath

There is no populated place without a name, and every name is chosen for a reason. This fascinating dictionary unveils the etymological roots and history of thousands of locations and landmarks from around the...


The Elements of Style

by William Strunk, Jr.

'The Elements of Style' (1918), by William Strunk, Jr., is an American English writing style guide. It is the best-known, most influential prescriptive treatment of English grammar and usage, and often is required...


The Oxford Handbook of 4E Cognition

by Albert Newen, Leon De Bruin & Shaun Gallagher

4E cognition (embodied, embedded, enactive, and extended) is a relatively young and thriving field of interdisciplinary research. It assumes that cognition is shaped and structured by dynamic interactions between...


Historical Dictionary of Unitarian Universalism

by Mark W. Harris

The Unitarian Universalist religious movement is small in numbers, but has a long history as a radical, reforming movement within Protestantism, coupled with a larger, liberal social witness to the world. Both...


Roget's Thesaurus

by Peter Mark Roget

Roget's Thesaurus is the simple, reliable way to find the perfect word for your needs. It features an easy-to-use dictionary format plus a revolutionary Concept Index that arranges words by idea, thus enhancing...


Historical Dictionary of Chad

by Mario J. Azevedo & Samuel Decalo

Having achieved its independence from France in 1960, Chad has run into a serious crises of national building, which have continued to haunt it to the present day, making it one of the poorest and most politically...


Historical Dictionary of Belarus

by Grigory Ioffe & Vitali Silitski Jr.

Belarus is one of fifteen successor states of the former Soviet Union. It’s the only post-Soviet state that is in full of control of its territory and has no territorial conflicts with its neighbors. It’s...


Epic Fails

by Salvador Jimenez Murguia

Many of the most successful innovations—from the light bulb to the Internet—have often resulted from ingenuity, ambition, and dedication. Such achievements have changed lives for the better. Yet for every...


The Adoptee's Guide to DNA Testing

by Tamar Weinberg

Reconnect with your roots! Adoptees, foundlings, and others with unknown parentage face unique challenges in researching their ancestors. Enter this book: a comprehensive guide to adoption genealogy that has...


An Informal History of the Hugos

by Jo Walton

Engaged, passionate, and consistently entertaining, An Informal History of the Hugos is a book about the renowned science fiction award for the many who enjoyed Jo Walton's previous collection of writing from...


The Elements of Style (Classic Edition): With Editor's Notes & Study Guide

by William Strunk, Jr.

'The Elements of Style' (1918), by William Strunk, Jr., is an American English writing style guide. It is the best-known, most influential prescriptive treatment of English grammar and usage, and often is required...


Guide How To Install Windows Xp Sp3 For Beginner (Edition 2018)

by Dragon Promedia Studio

Guide How To Install Windows Xp Sp3 Complete With Picture For Beginner.

Windows XP (codenamed Whistler) is a personal computer operating system that was produced by Microsoft as part of the Windows NT family...