• 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: $48.00
    $48.00
  • Concise Oxford English Dict 12th Rev Ed
    Concise Oxford English Dict 12th Rev Ed
    ISBN: 9780199601080
    Title: Concise Oxford English Dict 12th Rev Ed
    Author: 12TH EDITION

    Authoritative and up to date, the Concise Oxford English Dictionary offers unsurpassed coverage of English, perfect for anyone who needs a handy, reliable resource for home, school, or office. The Concise Oxford English Dictionary is one of the most popular choices in Oxford's renowned dictionary line. Now in print through its various editions for a century it has been selected by decades of users for its up-to-date and authoritative coverage of the English language. This centenary edition of the Concise Oxford English Dictionary presents the most accurate picture of English today. It contains over 240,000 words, phrases, and definitions, providing superb coverage of contemporary English, including rare, historical, and archaic terms, scientific and technical vocabulary, and English from around the world. The dictionary has been updated with hundreds of new words--including sub-prime, social networking, and carbon footprint--all based on the latest research from the Oxford English Corpus. In addition, the dictionary features an engaging new center section, with quick-reference word lists (containing, for example, lists of Fascinating Words and Onomatopoeic Words), and a revised and updated English Uncovered supplement, which examines interesting facts about the English language. Sprinkled throughout the text are intriguing Word Histories, detailing the origins and development of numerous words. The volume also retains such popular features as the hundreds of usage notes which give advice on tricky vocabulary and pointers to help you improve your use of English. Finally, the dictionary contains full appendices on topics such as alphabets, currencies, electronic English, and the registers of language (from formal to slang), plus a useful Guide to Good English with advice on grammar, punctuation, and spelling. Includes 12 months' access to Oxford Dictionaries Online at oxforddictionaries.com.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $66.00
    $66.00
  • Oxford English Minidicitonary: 8th Edition
    Oxford English Minidicitonary: 8th Edition
    ISBN: 9780199640966
    Title: Oxford English Minidicitonary: 8th Edition
    Author: OXFORD DICTIONARY

    The latest edition of this small dictionary offers the most accurate and up-to-date coverage of essential, everyday vocabulary with over 90,000 words, phrases, and definitions based on evidence from the Oxford English Corpus, a unique databank comprising hundreds of millions of words of English. Definitions are easy to understand, given in a clear, simple style, and avoiding technical language.
    Access our free dictionary service Oxford Dictionaries Online at oxforddictionaries.com.


    Format: Paperback
    Price: $17.00
    $17.00
  • Oxford Thesaurus Paperback  4th Ed
    Oxford Thesaurus Paperback 4th Ed
    ISBN: 9780199640959
    Title: Oxford Thesaurus Paperback 4th Ed
    Author: OXFORD

    This up-to-date, general purpose thesaurus offers over 300,000 synonyms and antonyms.Includes a centre section containing thematic lists, for example of animals, games, and tools, designed to help you broaden your vocabulary, improve your general knowledge, and solve quizzes and puzzles.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $27.00
    $27.00
  • Philip's Atlas of NZ & the World
    Philip's Atlas of NZ & the World
    ISBN: 9781869713492
    Title: Philip's Atlas of NZ & the World
    Author: PHILIP'S

    Philip's is one of Britain's best-known map, atlas and reference book publishers, with long-established market leaders such as the classic Philip's Modern School Atlas. Philip's products are created entirely from electronic databases and are continually updated to incorporate new information and real-world changes.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $25.00
    $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
    Author: DAVIDSON GEORGE ED

    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
    $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: $245.00
    $245.00
  • Surgeon of Crowthorne (Pop Penguin)
    Surgeon of Crowthorne (Pop Penguin)
    ISBN: 9780141037714
    Title: Surgeon of Crowthorne (Pop Penguin)
    Author: WINCHESTER SIMON

    Simon Winchester's The Surgeon of Crowthorne was an international bestseller and tells an extraordinary true story of murder, madness and an extraordinary friendship in the nineteenth century. It is the tale of James Murray, the compiler of the first Oxford English Dictionary, and his most valued helper: Dr Minor of Crowthorne, who was also a homicidal lunatic, confined to Broadmoor asylum for murder. This is an enthralling and beautifully written work of literary detection.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $14.00
    $14.00
  • 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
    Author: TIMES ATLASES

    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
    $340.00