• 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
    $48.00
  • 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
  • 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
    Author: TIMES ATLASES


    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.


    MAIN FEATURES

    * 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
    $70.00
  • Times Universal Atlas of the World
    Times Universal Atlas of the World
    ISBN: 9780008320317
    Title: Times Universal Atlas of the World
    Author: TIMES ATLASES

    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
    $120.00