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Dictionary of Contemporary Slang

by Tony Thorne

With more than 7,000 definitions, this book provides a definitive guide to the use of slang today. It deals with drugs, sport and contemporary society, as well as favourite slang topics such as sex and bodily...


Words You Don't Know: Humorous Essays Involving Rare Words, Swear Words, Wrong Words, Long Words, Curse Words, Terse Words, Legal Words, Regal Words,

by Robin Bloor

In 23 chapters and 202 pages, author Robin Bloor shines a light on nearly 300 of the least known words in the English language, illuminating the history and mystery of each in short, humorous essays.


Madrigals Magic Key to Spanish

by Margarita Madrigal

Anyone can read, write, and speak Spanish in only a few short weeks with this unique and proven method, which completely eliminates rote memorization and boring drills.

Original B & W illustrations.

From the Trade...


Dictionary of Nursing: Over 11,000 terms clearly defined

by Lawrence Lessig

This fully updated edition offers over 11,000 entries, each providing clear, up-to-date coverage of specialist nursing terms including diseases, symptoms, anatomy, instruments, common drugs and biological terms....


Crossword Lists & Crossword Solver: Over 100,000 potential solutions including technical terms, place names and compound expressions

by Anne Stibbs

Anyone who regularly tackles challenging crossword puzzles will befamiliar with the frustration of unanswered clues blocking the road tocompletion. Together in one bumper volume, Crossword Lists and Crossword...


Talk Talk Talk: Decoding the Mysteries of Speech

by Jay Ingram

With a mixture of erudition and humor, Canadian radio personality Jay Ingram discusses the sociology of talking: the dynamics of conversation, men and women's different propensities for interrupting, and even...


Copyright Handbook, The: What Every Writer Needs to Know

by Stephen Fishman

This must have handbook for writers and artists provides every necessary form to protect written expression under U.S. and international copyright law. With step-by-step instructions, it illustrates how to:...


The Elements of Eloquence: Secrets of the Perfect Turn of Phrase

by Mark Forsyth

From classic poetry to pop lyrics, from Charles Dickens to Dolly Parton, even from Jesus to James Bond, Mark Forsyth explains the secrets that make a phrase-such as "O Captain! My Captain!" or "To be or not...


Bred of Heaven: One Man's Quest to Reclaim His Welsh Roots

by Jasper Rees

Jasper Rees has always wanted to be Welsh. But despite Welsh grandparents (and a Welsh surname) he is an Englishman: by birth, upbringing and temperament.

In this singular, hilarious love letter to a glorious...


The Newspapers Handbook

by Richard Keeble & Ian Reeves

This new edition of The Newspapers Handbook presents an enlightening examination of an ever-evolving industry, engaging with key contemporary issues, including reporting in the digital age and ethical and legislative...


How to Start and Make a Conversation: How to Talk to Anyone in 30 Seconds or Less

by Christopher Gottschalk

Not only is good communication vital for most professions, being able to have a quick, comfortable conversation - something more than 40 percent of adults struggle with - can be helpful in almost every aspect...


Bad English: A History of Linguistic Aggravation

by Ammon Shea

The author of Reading the OED presents an eye-opening look at language "mistakes" and how they came to be accepted as correct-or not.

English is a glorious mess of a language, cobbled together from a wide variety...


Research Within the Disciplines: Foundations for Reference and Library Instruction

by Peggy Keeran & Michael Levine-Clark

Research within the Disciplines is designed to help reference librarians – and students studying to become librarians – gain that deeper understanding of disciplinary differences that allows them to comfortably...


The Art of Time in Memoir

by Sven Birkerts

The Art Of series is a new line of books reinvigorating the practice of craft and criticism. Each book will be a brief, witty, and useful exploration of fiction, nonfiction, or poetry by a writer impassioned...


The Art of Time in Memoir

by Sven Birkerts

The Art Of series is a new line of books reinvigorating the practice of craft and criticism. Each book will be a brief, witty, and useful exploration of fiction, nonfiction, or poetry by a writer impassioned...


The Write Track: How to Succeed as a Freelance Writer in Canada Second Edition, Revised and Expanded

by Betty Jane Wylie

A personal and practical look at Wylies freelance experience, recounting how she made it from uncertainty to confidence as a veteran writer.


Dictionary of Untranslatables: A Philosophical Lexicon

by Barbara Cassin, Emily Apter & Jacques Lezra

Characters in some languages, particularly Hebrew and Arabic, may not display properly due to device limitations. Transliterations of terms appear before the representations in foreign characters.

This is an...


Longman Dictionary of Language Teaching and Applied Linguistics

by Jack. C. Richards & Richard W. Schmidt

This best-selling dictionary is now in its 4th edition. Specifically written for students of language teaching and applied linguistics, it has become an indispensible resource for those engaged in courses...


Creative Writing: A Workbook with Readings

by Linda Anderson

Creative Writing is a complete writing course that will jump-start your writing and guide you through your first steps towards publication.

Suitable for use by students, tutors, writers' groups or writers working...


Preposterous Proverbs: Why Fine Words Butter No Parsnips

by Max Cryer

In 'Preposterous Proverbs', Max Cryer looks at a vast array of proverbs from around the world. Proverbs on birth, food, women and love rub shoulders with others on money, animals, sin and death. He has chosen...