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Dinosaurs: From A to Z

by Blago Kirof

This picture book is a great teaching tool for vocabulary building. A set of wonderful pictures show exactly what a dinosaurs looks like. It is like a dictionary of dinosaurs for toddlers. The pictures are clear,...


Barrelhouse Words: A Blues Dialect Dictionary

by Stephen Calt

This fascinating compendium explains the most unusual, obscure, and curious words and expressions from vintage blues music. Utilizing both documentary evidence and invaluable interviews with a number of now-deceased...


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.


The Dickson Baseball Dictionary (Third Edition)

by Paul Dickson & Skip McAfee

The definitive work on the language of baseball—one of the “Five Best Baseball Books” (Wall Street Journal). Hailed as “a staggering piece of scholarship” (Wall Street Journal) and “an indispensable...


A Dictionary of Australian Politics

by Jackie Dickenson & Robert Corcoran

A comprehensive guide to Australia's unique and colourful political language.


The Dictionary of Nautical, University, Gypsy and Other Vulgar Tongues

by John Camden Hotten

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...


Latin Grammar: Latin Translation, Phrase, and Latin Rules Guide

by Alivia Allbus

Who knew that so much information on basic Latin grammar could be packed into only 5 pages? This quick study guide has all the quick and easy help you want for a Latin grammar and it is easy to read. This Latin...


Jack's Handy List of Words: 607 Words That You Can't (or Shouldn't) Live Without

by Jack Forbes

Why allow yourself to be dominated linguistically by the lowest common denominator? If the 607 words in this book have fallen out of common use in the English language, it is neither from design nor function;...


Historical Dictionary of Japanese Traditional Theatre

by Samuel L. Leiter

This updated edition adds well over 200 plot summaries representing each theatrical form in addition to:

  • a chronology;
  • introductory essay;
  • appendixes;
  • an extensive bibliography;
  • over 1500 cross-referenced entries...


Historical Dictionary of United States Intelligence

by Michael A. Turner

This second edition covers the history of United States intelligence, and includes several key features:

  • Chronology
  • Introductory essay
  • Appendixes
  • Bibliography
  • Over 600 cross-referenced entries on key events, issues,...


Historical Dictionary of International Organizations in Asia and the Pacific

by Derek McDougall

Historical Dictionary of International Organizations in Asia and the Pacific, Second Edition includes a chronology, an introductory essay, appendixes, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has...


Historical Dictionary of African American Television

by Kathleen Fearn-Banks & Anne Burford-Johnson

This second edition covers the history of African Americans on television from the beginning of national television through the present day including:

  • chronology;
  • introductory essay
  • appendixes
  • bibliography
  • over...


Historical Dictionary of Science Fiction in Literature

by M. Keith Booker

This dictionary covers the history of Science Fiction in literature through a chronology, an introductory essay, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has over 300 cross-referenced entries including...


Content Audits and Inventories

by Paula Ladenburg Land

Successful content strategy projects start with a thorough assessment of the current state of all content assets: their quantity, type, and quality. Beginning with a data-rich content inventory and layering...


Thingamajigs and Whatchamacallits: Unfamiliar Terms for Familiar Things

by Ph.D., Rod L. Evans

Have you been guilty of catachresis* at work? Have you defenestrated* your dictionary in frustration? Do you have phloem bundles* stuck in your diastema*? Scratching your occiput* now?

Rod L. Evans's Thingamajigs...


Historical Dictionary of Marxism

by Elliott Johnson, David Walker & Daniel Gray

The Historical Dictionary of Marxism includes a chronology, introductory essay, and extensive bibliography. The dictionary provides over 500 cross-referenced entries on important personalities, political parties...


Historical Dictionary of Kenya

by Robert M. Maxon & Thomas P. Ofcansky

This third edition of Historical Dictionary of Kenya provides a chronology, an introductory essay, appendixes, and an extensive bibliography on the country’s history. The dictionary section has 500 cross-referenced...


Historical Dictionary of Slavery and Abolition

by Martin A. Klein

This second edition relates the long and brutal history of slavery and the struggle for abolition using several key features:

  • Chronology
  • Introductory essay
  • Appendixes
  • Bibliography
  • Over 500 cross-referenced entries...


War Slang: American Fighting Words & Phrases Since the Civil War, Third Edition

by Paul Dickson

From the homegrown "boodle" of the 19th century to current "misunderstandistan" in the Middle East, America's foremost expert on slang reveals military lingo at its most colorful, innovative, brutal, and ironic....


Historical Dictionary of Sikhism

by Louis E. Fenech & W. H. McLeod

This third edition of Historical Dictionary of Sikhism covers its history through a chronology, an introductory essay, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary has over 1000 cross-referenced entries on...