• Compact Oxford English Dictionary of Current English 3ed
    Compact Oxford English Dictionary of Current English 3ed
    ISBN: 9780199532964
    Title: Compact Oxford English Dictionary of Current English 3ed
    Author: OXFORD

    Its excellent coverage of essential English vocabulary and clear, accessible style make this revised edition of the Compact Oxford English Dictionary of Current English ideal for general everyday use. Straightforward definitions are accompanied by plenty of example sentences to show how words behave in the language. Usage notes on tricky parts of English help you distinguish between commonly confused words, such as complementary and complimentary, or forbear and forebear, as well as giving advice on grammar. The Effective English section in the centre of the dictionary is packed with advice on how to use English in a variety of situations, such as writing CVs or letters of complaint. This revised edition has been completely redesigned and now contains even more practical help with correspondence.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $45.00
  • Concise Oxford Thesaurus 3ed
    Concise Oxford Thesaurus 3ed
    ISBN: 9780199215133
    Title: Concise Oxford Thesaurus 3ed
    Author: 3RD EDITION

    This is a new edition of the Concise Oxford Thesaurus, with updated andimproved text, new choices of synonyms, and a new design.The Concise Oxford Thesaurus is a comprehensive reference text for the bookshelfat home or in the office. Its usefulness means that it won't stay on the shelf,however. The thesaurus is the perfect tool to use to improve your writing style,whether you are composing a letter, essay or report, or writing creatively. Itis also great for finding the word on the tip of your tongue, or for word games.The new centre section in this Concise Oxford Thesaurus contains lists of nounsfrom illnesses to insects, and vegetables to veins to give you the edge insolving crosswords and word puzzles, as well as being a useful encyclopedicreference.The Concise Oxford Thesaurus also contains Word Links to help you find relatedwords. So, for example, look up the word 'night' and you will find 'nocturnal';look up 'light', and you will find 'optics'. Hundreds more have been added newto this edition, helping you find the word you need every time.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $60.00
  • Concise World Atlas: An Encyclopedia in an Atlas
    Concise World Atlas: An Encyclopedia in an Atlas
    ISBN: 9780241317884
    Title: Concise World Atlas: An Encyclopedia in an Atlas
    Author: DK

    The atlas of everything you need to know about our planet today.

    This encyclopedic view of our planet, fully revised and updated for the 8th edition, sets new standards in cartographic excellence. Created using the latest digital techniques and satellite data, high-definition maps of the whole world are complemented by superb photographs, diagrams and topic maps.

    First published in 2001, this extensive atlas is an invaluable reference for home, school, and office. The opening section is a fascinating introduction to our world with a series of maps that illustrate its physical, political, economic, and demographic geography.

    The main section is a series of beautifully clear and concise maps that give a superb overview of the world's continents. Each page contains a wealth of extra information that helps to separate this atlas from so many others, including inset maps, photographs and text to help give a real flavour of the geography and culture of a region. New information in this edition includes everything from revised country names, such as Eswatini for Swaziland, to updated country statistics and population numbers.

    Linking all of this together is a fully cross-referenced index containing 80,000 place names, making Concise World Atlas a truly in-depth portrait of our planet.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $48.00
  • Countries of the World in Minutes
    Countries of the World in Minutes
    ISBN: 9781786485830
    Title: Countries of the World in Minutes
    Author: FIELD JACOB F.

    For each of the 195 officially recognized countries of the world, a mini essay clearly and concisely explains its key history, characteristics, and social and political structures. Alongside, an outline map shows each country's global location, main geographic features, and capital city, while a table of essential data details its population, political system, languages, major religions, currency, gross domestic product, main industries, and much more.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $25.00
  • Oxford Dict of English Idioms 3ed
    Oxford Dict of English Idioms 3ed
    ISBN: 9780199543786
    Title: Oxford Dict of English Idioms 3ed
    Author: AYTO JOHN

    Did you know that 'flavour of the month' originated in a marketing campaign in American ice-cream parlours in the 1940s, when a particular flavour would be specially promoted for a month at a time? And did you know that 'off the cuff' refers to the rather messy practice of writing impromptunotes on one's shirt cuff before speaking in public? These and many more idioms are explained and put into context in this third edition of the Oxford Dictionary of English Idioms. The volume takes a fresh look at the idiomatic phrases and sayings that make English the rich and intriguing language that it is. This major new edition contains entries for over 6,000 idioms, including 700 entirely new entries, based on Oxford's language monitoring and the ongoing third edition ofthe Oxford English Dictionary. These include a range of recently established idioms such as 'the elephant in the corner', 'go figure', 'like a rat up a drainpipe', 'sex on legs', 'step up to the plate', 'too posh to push', 'a walk in the park', 'win ugly'. This edition also features a greatlyincreased number of cross-references, making it ideal for quick reference. Many entries include additional features which give more detailed background on the idiom in question. For example, did you know that 'taken aback' was adopted from nautical terminology that described a ship unable to move forward because of a strong headwind pressing its sails back against themast? Anyone interested in the colourful side of the English language will get hours of fun browsing from this fascinating and informative volume.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $31.00
  • Oxford English Dictionary Paperback 7ed
    Oxford English Dictionary Paperback 7ed
    ISBN: 9780199640942
    Title: Oxford English Dictionary Paperback 7ed
    Author: 7TH EDITION

    This fully updated edition offers over 120,000 words, phrases, and definitions. It covers all the words you need for everyday use, carefully selected from the evidence of the Oxford English Corpus, a databank of 21st century English, containing over 2 billion words.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $25.00
  • Roget's Thesaurus of English Words & Phrases
    Roget's Thesaurus of English Words & Phrases
    ISBN: 9780140515039
    Title: Roget's Thesaurus of English Words & Phrases

    Roget's Thesaurus is the world's most famous and trusted wordfinder and is the essential desk companion for anyone who wants to improve their command, creative use and enjoyment of the language. It remains, definitively, a writer's best friend.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $31.00
  • Shorter Oxford English Dictionary 6ed
    Shorter Oxford English Dictionary 6ed
    ISBN: 9780199206872
    Title: Shorter Oxford English Dictionary 6ed
    Author: 6TH EDITION

    From the beginning, the Shorter Oxford English Dictionary was intended to be an abridgement of the full Oxford English Dictionary. The first editor, William Little, was appointed in 1902. He worked on it until his death in 1922, after which the dictionary was completed by H. W. Fowler, JessieCoulson, and C. T. Onions. The First Edition was published in 1933, in two volumes. The Second Edition, published in 1936, contained about 3,000 revisions and additions. The Third Edition (1944) contained an appendix of addenda and corrigenda, and this edition was reprinted several times with corrections and additions, the most significant being in 1973, with enlarged addenda (nowrunning to over 70 pages) and a major revision of all the etymologies. The New Shorter was prepared under the editorship of Lesley Brown 1980-1993. It was the first complete revision of the dictionary, being in fact not so much an overhaul of the existing text as a reabridgement of the OED and its Supplements. The Fifth Edition was published in 2002, and reverted tothe name Shorter Oxford English Dictionary to emphasize the link between this 2-volume dictionary and the original 20-volume OED. The Sixth Edition of the Shorter Oxford English Dictionary provides a complete update of this unique reference work. Based on the 20-volume Oxford English Dictionary, the Shorter Oxford English Dictionary contains an incredible one-third of the coverage of the Oxford English Dictionary, is justone-tenth of the size, and includes all words in current English from 1700 to the present day, plus the vocabulary of Shakespeare, the Bible and other major works in English from before 1700. The new edition, with a new introductory essay by language expert David Crystal on the History of English, includes 2,500 new words and senses, plus thousands of antedatings of existing words, drawing on the huge ongoing research project for the Oxford English Dictionary and the wealth ofinformation on language in use provided by the Oxford English Corpus. In addition, the work includes many new quotations from recent authors, a refreshed design, and a complete review of spelling forms and defining vocabulary, making it the most authoritative reference work available for both modernand historical English. This Deluxe Edition also contains a CD-ROM. The brand-new software features the full text of the dictionary and is designed to run on both Windows and Apple Macintosh computers. With an elegant interface providing quick and intutitive searching, it also has advanced searching facilities for in-depthexploration, allowing searching of the definitions, eytmologies, subject, geographical region of use, register, and source language, as well as the ability to limit searches by the date of a word's first recorded usage. There is also an automatic look-up facility; by double-clicking on a word in adocument or web page the user can view the entry for that word. Sound recordings enable you to listen to standard British pronunciations for over 100,000 words. In addition, the CD-ROM features a crossword puzzle solver and anagram solver. The new edition of the CD-ROM is designed to benefit all users. It can be controlled solely from the keyboard for the convenience of users who prefer not to use a mouse, and offers a simple and attractive interface which is fully customizable, making it easy to change the text size, fonts, and thecolor of both text and background. For scholars and everyone with a serious interest in the English language, the Shorter Oxford English Dictionary is an unrivalled resource, providing a unique description of the historical development of the language together with excellent coverage of current English. The Sixth Edition showcasesthe best of the traditional strengths of the Shorter Oxford English Dictionary, while bringing it up to date in its scholarship and research, in the design and layout, and in its treatment of the changing face of English.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $237.00
  • Times Comprehensive Atlas of the World 15th Edition
    Times Comprehensive Atlas of the World 15th Edition
    ISBN: 9780008293383
    Title: Times Comprehensive Atlas of the World 15th Edition

    The 15th edition contains over 200,000 place names, more than any other world atlas, which means even small villages are included in the index and on the maps. It is a benchmark of cartographic excellence, trusted by governments, media and international organisations as well as being a go to reference source for households across the country. It's independent--apolitical and neutral, elegant in an attractive slipcase, and endlessly fascinating. Produced by the world's leading atlas makers for over 100 years, it's bought by over 1 million people worldwide.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $340.00