• Collins World Atlas: Complete Edition 4th ed
    Collins World Atlas: Complete Edition 4th ed
    ISBN: 9780008344405
    Title: Collins World Atlas: Complete Edition 4th ed
    Author: COLLINS MAPS

    Fully revised and updated general world reference atlas. Highly detailed maps giving balanced worldwide coverage, beautifully illustrated thematic pages and thousands of facts and statistics, including world and continental ranking tables.

    Top of the Range World Atlas

    This atlas of the world presents a complete view of the world, bringing it to life through innovative maps, stunning images and detailed content. It offers an exciting perspective on how the planet is made up, how it looks and how it works. This atlas takes you further than traditional world atlases, giving a more complete understanding of the world.

    This atlas includes:

    * Wide range of topical issues covered including natural disasters, population, climate and the environment

    * Key country statistics allow comparisons of their state of development and an understanding of today's world

    * Thousands of facts and statistics including world and continental ranking tables

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $75.00
  • 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: $68.00
  • Oxford Dictionary & Thesaurus 3ed
    Oxford Dictionary & Thesaurus 3ed
    ISBN: 9780199558469
    Title: Oxford Dictionary & Thesaurus 3ed
    Author: OXFORD

    The Oxford Paperback Dictionary and Thesaurus is a great value-for-money product. It is the ultimate one-stop reference, containing both a dictionary and a thesaurus in one handy reference volume. The dictionary and thesaurus texts have an integrated design which has been tried and tested withusers to speed up browsing and look-up.The dictionary has excellent coverage of everyday English, containing over 90,000 words, phrases and definitions and incorporating the newest words and phrases from Oxford's language research programmes. The thesaurus provides over 100,000 synonyms and antonyms.This handy dictionary and thesaurus is ideal for anyone who needs an affordable and portable, all-in-one reference work.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $27.00
  • 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
  • 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
  • Penguin Rhyming Dictionary
    Penguin Rhyming Dictionary
    ISBN: 9780140511369
    Title: Penguin Rhyming Dictionary

    The Penguin Rhyming Dictionary is an indispensable reference companion for anyone who writes verse - whether lyric poet, songwriter or composer of limericks or jingles. Clearly arranged and easy to use, it offers an astonishing wide range of suggestions for rhyming words, from the common and everyday to the more difficult and obscure.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $31.00
  • Pocket Atlas of Remote Islands: Fifty Islands I Have Not Visited & Never Will
    Pocket Atlas of Remote Islands: Fifty Islands I Have Not Visited & Never Will
    ISBN: 9781846143496
    Title: Pocket Atlas of Remote Islands: Fifty Islands I Have Not Visited & Never Will

    Winner of the German Arts Foundation Prize for Most Beautiful Book of the Year'Utterly exquisite' Robert MacFarlane, Guardian'Gorgeous, lyrical and whimsical' TimeBorn on the wrong side of the Berlin Wall, as a child Judith Schalansky could travel only through the pages of an atlas. Now she has created her own, taking us across the oceans of the world to fifty remote islands. Perfect maps jostle with cryptic tales from the islands, full of rare animals and lost explorers, marooned slaves and lonely scientists, mutinous sailors and forgotten castaways.'rarely has armchair travel been so farflung and romantic' Time Out'By book's end, I felt that I had travelled to all fifty islands' Washington Post

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $49.00
  • Pocket Oxford English Dictionary  11ed
    Pocket Oxford English Dictionary 11ed
    ISBN: 9780199666157
    Title: Pocket Oxford English Dictionary 11ed
    Author: 11TH EDITION

    The best-selling Pocket Oxford English Dictionary in its eleventh edition offers 120,000 words, phrases, and definitions. Particularly suitable for students, it is also a handy dictionary for the home and office. It covers all the words you need for everyday use, and has excellent coverage of curriculum vocabulary. With clear, concise definitions there is a great deal of help with difficult aspects of the English language such as spelling, pronunciation, and usage. In particular, there are hundreds of spelling notes to help with tricky words that are commonly misspelled, extra usage notes giving advice on proper English, and help with the pronunciations of difficult words. The open design ensures that this dictionary is even more accessible and easier to use than ever before.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $34.00
  • 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: $250.00
  • Surgeon of Crowthorne (Pop Penguin)
    Surgeon of Crowthorne (Pop Penguin)
    ISBN: 9780141037714
    Title: Surgeon of Crowthorne (Pop Penguin)

    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
  • Times Reference Atlas of the World 8th Ed
    Times Reference Atlas of the World 8th Ed
    ISBN: 9780008262495
    Title: Times Reference Atlas of the World 8th Ed

    Eighth edition of this popular atlas from the prestigious and authoritative Times Atlas range. Latest satellite images and fascinating historical maps. This world atlas contains the breadth, scale and detail to make it an ideal reference resource for school, home and business.

    The atlas has been brought fully up-to-date to provide a detailed and attractive picture of the world today. The beautifully illustrated introductory section gives a detailed profile of today's world and covers major contemporary geographical and global issues - such as environment and population growth - through maps, images, statistics and graphics.

    The fully up-to-date reference maps give exceptional detail and provide accurate, accessible and attractive coverage, helping you explore the world.

    44 city plans of the world's major cities, showing major places of interest, have also been revised.

    A comprehensive guide to the world's states and territories including flags, profiles and key facts in included, making this the ideal reference atlas for home, school or office.


    * 104 pages of authoritative mapping of the whole world

    * Plans of 44 of the world's major cities

    * Geographical reference section with flags, statistics and facts for the world's states and territories

    * Statistics and world maps on major geographical themes, including earthquakes, population, cities, climate and the environment

    * The latest images of the earth from space

    * Historical mapping of the world from 1858 to the present day

    * 45,000 index entries

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $70.00
  • Times Universal Atlas of the World
    Times Universal Atlas of the World
    ISBN: 9780008320317
    Title: Times Universal Atlas of the World

    The latest mapping provides an amazingly detailed view of the world with extensive geographical information beside each map. The reference mapping, produced in the beautifully clear and distinctive Times style, has been completely updated with thousands of changes reflecting recent geopolitical and geographical change around the world. This atlas features a fascinating collection of maps from the last 150 years of world atlases included in an expanded historical mapping section; satellite image shown for each continent along with textual description; the latest satellite images from around the world showcased in the imagery section; a geographical reference section with flags, statistics and facts for all the world's countries; and more than 50,000 index entries.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $120.00