• 100 Words that Make the English
    100 Words that Make the English
    ISBN: 9780349121031
    Title: 100 Words that Make the English
    Author: THORNE TONY

    Englishness is an ancient and powerful concept, but no one seems sure exactly what it means in the twenty-first century. In exploring our national identity, Tony Thorne has compiled a fascinating compendium of the hundred words and phrases that have become the cornerstones of modern English, and have been used ? sometimes deliberately, but often inadvertently ? to stake out our common ground, to define what makes us essentially English, and thus different from those beastly foreigners who lurk just off our shores.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $29.00
    $29.00
  • 100 Years: Wisdom from Famous Writers on Every Year of Your Life
    100 Years: Wisdom from Famous Writers on Every Year of Your Life
    ISBN: 9780393285703
    Title: 100 Years: Wisdom from Famous Writers on Every Year of Your Life
    Author: PRAGER JOSHUA & GLASER MILTON

    This literary tapestry of the human experience will delight readers of all backgrounds. Moving year by year through the words of our most beloved authors, the great sequence of life reveals itself--the wonders and confinements of childhood, the emancipations and frustrations of adolescence, the empowerments and millstones of adulthood, the recognitions and resignations of old age. This trove of wisdom--featuring immortal passages from Arthur Rimbaud, Sylvia Plath, Virginia Woolf, David Foster Wallace, William Shakespeare, Herman Melville, Jane Austen, and Maya Angelou, among many others--reminds us that the patterns of life transcend continents, cultures, and generations. As Thomas Mann wrote of our most shared human experience: "It will happen to me as to them." Designed by the legendary Milton Glaser, who created the I ♥ NY logo, 100 Years brings together color, type, and text to illuminate the ebb and flow of an entire life.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $29.00

    $29.00
  • 15 Minute Arabic DK
    15 Minute Arabic DK
    ISBN: 9780241327357
    Title: 15 Minute Arabic DK
    Author: DORLING KINDERSLEY PUBLISHING STAFF

    The perfect book for anyone who wants to learn Arabic fast. and on-the-go with with a free downloadable audio app for Apple and Android phones, enabling learners to hear words and phrases spoken by native Arabic speakers.

    12 themed chapters are broken down into 15-minute daily lessons, spanning a range of practical themes, from socialising to doing business. Each lesson combines Arabic vocabulary and grammar essentials with full-colour photographs for a user-friendly, accessible language guide. The ideal Arabic course for beginners, the 15-Minute language series will teach you how to speak a new language in just 12 weeks.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $18.00
    $18.00
  • 15 Minute German DK
    15 Minute German DK
    ISBN: 9780241327364
    Title: 15 Minute German DK
    Author: DORLING KINDERSLEY

    The perfect book for anyone who wants to learn German fast and on-the-go, now with a free downloadable audio app for Apple and Android phones, enabling learners to hear words and phrases spoken by native German speakers.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $21.00
    $21.00
  • 15 Minute Spanish Learn in Just 12 Weeks
    15 Minute Spanish Learn in Just 12 Weeks
    ISBN: 9781409381693
    Title: 15 Minute Spanish Learn in Just 12 Weeks
    Author: DORLING KINDERSLEY PUBLISHING STAFF

    Speak and understand Spanish in just 15 minutes a day

    Hablo espanol? With 15-Minute Spanish, a revolutionary new system for learning a language, you'll be on your way to conversing with the locals in no time.

    The unique visual approach makes learning quick, easy and fun. No writing or homework - just use the cover to hide the answers and test yourself as you learn. Real-life examples cover every holiday and business situation. You only need to practise 5 times a week for 12 weeks to benefit from this amazing guide.

    Whether starting from scratch or just in need of a refresher, with 15-Minute Spanish, there is no easier way to learn Spanish, fast.

    Previous ISBN: 9781405302890



    Format: Mixed Media
    Price: $35.00
    $35.00
  • 15-minute Arabic Book & Cd
    15-minute Arabic Book & Cd
    ISBN: 9781409336662
    Title: 15-minute Arabic Book & Cd
    Author: KINDERSLEY DORLING

    Learn to speak and understand Arabic in just 12 weeksFrom ordering in a restaurant to buying a train ticket, learn to speak Arabic with& 15-Minute Arabic.& No writing or homework- just use the cover to hide the answers and test yourself as you learn.& Real-life examples cover every holiday and business situation, along with cultural and conversational tips and the two 60-minute CDs and pronunciation guide help with words and phrases. Consolidate your new language skills with review and repeat sections at the end of each chapter of this new edition. This book and CD pack has the structure of a distance learning course, perfect for all language learning travellers. Practice 15 minutes a day, 5 days a week and you'll be able to learn Arabic in just 12 weeks.& Whether you are starting from scratch or just in need of a refresher,& 15-Minute Arabic& (previous edition 9781405332378)& is the quickest way to learn Arabic fast.

    Format: Mixed Media
    Price: $35.00
    $35.00
  • 15-minute Mandarin Chinese Book & Cd
    15-minute Mandarin Chinese Book & Cd
    ISBN: 9781409336679
    Title: 15-minute Mandarin Chinese Book & Cd
    Author: KINDERSLEY DORLING

    Learn to speak and understand Mandarin Chinese in just 12 weeksFrom ordering in a restaurant to buying a train ticket, learn to speak Mandarin Chinese with& 15-Minute Mandarin Chinese.& No writing or homework- just use the cover to hide the answers and test yourself as you learn.Real-life examples cover every holiday and business situation, along with cultural and conversational tips and a pronunciation guide to help with words and phrases. Review and repeat sections at the end of each chapter of this new edition help you to consolidate your new speaking skills. Perfectly pocket-sized so you'll have it to hand in all situations with a complete survival guide for when you are out and about, this phrase book has the structure of a distance learning course, perfect for all language learning travellers. Practise 15 minutes a day, 5 days a week and you'll be able to learn Mandarin Chinese in just 12 weeks.& Whether you are starting from scratch or just in need of a refresher,& 15-Minute Mandarin Chinese(previous ISBN 9781405317740)& is the quickest way to learn Mandarin Chinese fast.

    Format: Mixed Media
    Price: $35.00
    $35.00
  • 1811 Dictionary of the Vulgar Tongue
    1811 Dictionary of the Vulgar Tongue
    ISBN: 9781848680623
    Title: 1811 Dictionary of the Vulgar Tongue
    Author: MCCUTCHEON CAMPBELL

    From the 1790s to the 1820s, numerous editions of the Dictionary of the Vulgar Tongue were published. Looking at the slang and vernacular language of the time, this dictionary pre-dated Roger Mellie s best-selling Profanisaurus by a good 200 years. Reprinted here, it covers the rude, the crude and the downright vulgar. Learn how the Georgians and early Victorians would insult each other and find out how some of today s words and derivations have come about. But most of all, just dip in and see how our ancestors considered and talked about such subjects as sex and the workings of the human body.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $45.00
    $45.00
  • 21 Speeches that Shaped Our World
    21 Speeches that Shaped Our World
    ISBN: 9781846042720
    Title: 21 Speeches that Shaped Our World
    Author: ABBOTT CHRIS


    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $28.00
    $28.00
  • 25 Rules of Grammar
    25 Rules of Grammar
    ISBN: 9781782432319
    Title: 25 Rules of Grammar
    Author: PIERCY JOSEPH

    English grammar is often said to be over-complicated and difficult to get to grips with but the truth is that while there are certain rules that should be obeyed, the language evolves and develops over time - and quite rightly so. In this book, Joseph Piercy outlines the 25 rules that should be adhered to in written and spoken English, defining the rules themselves and then decoding them for the layman so that he or she understands each rule and how it has been used and developed over time. In doing so, the author highlights the most common misuses - or plain errors - in the language, while also setting the reader on to the right path to speaking and writing in good, plain English.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $30.00
    $30.00
  • 365 Days of Wonder
    365 Days of Wonder
    ISBN: 9780552572712
    Title: 365 Days of Wonder
    Author: PALACIO R J

    August Pullman stole the hearts of over a million readers in the bestselling, award-winning WONDER. 365 DAYS OF WONDER is a beautiful companion to the novel: a collection of quotes and wise words, one for every day of the year. It includes funny, insightful, inspiring thoughts from WONDER's fans, famous authors and personalities - from Roald Dahl and Paul McCartney to Anne Frank, Tolkien and Popeye - and from the novel itself. It's the perfect gift for anyone who loved WONDER, and it's a book to be treasured and enjoyed again and again.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $22.00
    $22.00
  • 50 Speeches that Made the Modern World Famous Speeches from the Women's Rights Movement to the Us Presidential Election
    50 Speeches that Made the Modern World Famous Speeches from the Women's Rights Movement to the Us Presidential Election
    ISBN: 9781473640948
    Title: 50 Speeches that Made the Modern World Famous Speeches from the Women's Rights Movement to the Us Presidential Election
    Author: CHAMBERS


    Throughout history, great speeches have produced great change. From inciting violence and asserting control to restoring peace and securing freedom, nothing has the raw emotional power of a speech delivered at the right moment, in the right place, with the right content, and the right delivery.


    50 Speeches That Made The Modern World is a celebration of the most influential and thought-provoking speeches that have shaped the world we live in. With comprehensive, chronological coverage of speeches from the 20th and 21st centuries, taken from all corners of the globe, it covers Emmeline Pankhurst's patiently reasoned condemnation of men's failure to improve ordinary women's lives in 1908 through speeches by Vladimir Lenin, Mahatma Gandhi, David Ben-Gurion, Albert Einstein, Fidel Castro, Nikita Khrushchev, Ernesto 'Che' Guevara, Martin Luther King, Malcolm X, Nelson Mandela, Benazir Bhutto, Osama Bin Laden and Aung San Suu Kyi, right up to the most compelling oratory surrounding the 2016 US Presidential elections.


    Through the rallying propaganda speeches during World War II to the cautious rhetoric of the Cold War period, through challenging the status quo on issues of race, gender and politics to public addresses to the masses on the issues of AIDS and terrorism, through apologies, complaints, warmongering, scaremongering and passionate pleas, this book delivers the most important speeches of the modern era and why they still remain so significant.


    Each speech has an introduction explaining its setting, importance and impact as well as marginal notes filling in any background information.



    Format: Hardback
    Price: $40.00
    $40.00
  • 500 Words You Should Know
    500 Words You Should Know
    ISBN: 9781782432944
    Title: 500 Words You Should Know
    Author: TAGGART CAROLINE

    From the author of the bestselling I Used to Know That "comes a veracious cornucopia of 500 of the best, trickiest, and oft-misused words in the English language that will have you confabulating with the literary cognoscenti in no time Ever wanted to ameliorate your atavistic lexicon, engage in a little intellectual badinage, or been discombobulated by tricky diction? 500 Words You Should Know" has you covered. This book will inspire readers to use uncommon words in their correct context, to utilize the English language to its full potential, and to test themselves on the words they think they already know. This is a book for the appreciator of correct usage, and contains words you thought you knew (decimate, caveat, nemesis), words you should know (euphemism, diatribe, tautology), and just a few that you might want to know (peripatetic, shibboleth, callipygian). Arranged thematically, each word is dissected, with a brief explanation of etymology, historical, and modern usage, allowing you to fully understand and effectively employ the word in its proper context.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $25.00
    $25.00
  • 501 French Verbs 6ed
    501 French Verbs 6ed
    ISBN: 9780764179839
    Title: 501 French Verbs 6ed
    Author: KENDRIS CHRISTOPHER

    Barrons is today and always has been the Number-One reference source for verb usage in virtually every major language. Leading all competition, the best selling" 501 French Verbs" beats all less well-established rivals with its brand-new 6th edition. Its printed in two colors, it features tinted page edges for ease of reference, and it comes with extra help for French language students in the form of a CD-ROM. The book presents the most important and most commonly used French verbs arranged alphabetically with English translations in chart form, one verb per page, and conjugated in all persons and tenses, both active and passive. The accompanying CD-ROM gives students practice exercises in verb conjugation plus a concise grammar review. This combined book and software package is a comprehensive guide to French verb usage with a wealth of reference material and language tips, including a bilingual list of more than 1,250 additional French verbs, helpful expressions and idioms for travelers, and verb drills and short tests with all questions answered and explained.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $36.00
    $36.00
  • 501 French Verbs With Cd-rom
    501 French Verbs With Cd-rom
    ISBN: 9781438075204
    Title: 501 French Verbs With Cd-rom
    Author: KENDRIS CHRISTOPHER

    The bestselling 501 Verbs Series is the #1 reference source for verb usage in virtually every major language. It's printed in two colors, features tinted page edges for ease of reference, and comes with extra help for students in the form of a CD-ROM.

    This edition presents the most important and most commonly used French verbs arranged alphabetically with English translations in chart form, one verb per page, and conjugated in all persons and tenses, both active and passive. The accompanying CD-ROM gives students crossword puzzles and games, while the M3 CD includes extra practice conjugating French regular and irregular verbs.

    This combined book and software package is a comprehensive guide to verb usage with a wealth of reference material and language tips, including a bilingual list of more than 1,250 additional French verbs, helpful expressions and idioms for travelers, and verb drills and short tests with all questions answered and explained.

    Learning French is easy with help from 501 French Verbs!

    System Requirements:
    for the Flash Standalone Executable

    Windows
    • 2.33GHz or faster 586-compatable processor, or Intel® Atom(tm) 1.6GHz or faster processor for netbooks
    • Microsoft® Windows® XP (32-bit), Windows Server® 2003 (32-bit), Windows Server 2008 (32-bit), Windows Vista® (32-bit), Windows 7 (32-bit and 64-bit)
    • 512MB of RAM (1GB of RAM recommended for notebooks); 128MB of graphics memory
    • CD-ROM drive
    • 1024 x 768 color display

      Mac OS
    • Intel Core(tm) Duo 1.33GHz or faster processor
    • Mac OS X 10.4 or higher
    • 128MB recommended
    • CD-ROM drive
    • 1024 x 768 color display



    Format: Paperback
    Price: $40.00
    $40.00
  • 501 Italian Verbs With Cd-rom
    501 Italian Verbs With Cd-rom
    ISBN: 9781438075211
    Title: 501 Italian Verbs With Cd-rom
    Author: DANESI MARCEL & COLANERI JOHN & LUCIANI VINCENT

    The bestselling "501 Verbs Series" is the #1 reference source for verb usage in virtually every major language. It's printed in two colors, features tinted page edges for ease of reference, and comes with extra help for students in the form of a CD-ROM.
    This edition presents the most important and most commonly used Italian verbs arranged alphabetically with English translations in chart form, one verb per page, and conjugated in all persons and tenses, both active and passive. The accompanying CD-ROM gives students extra practice with crossword puzzles and games.
    This combined book and software package is a comprehensive guide to verb usage with a wealth of reference material and language tips, including a bilingual list of more than 1,250 additional Italian verbs, helpful expressions and idioms for travelers, and verb drills and short tests with all questions answered and explained.
    Learning French is easy with help from "501 Italian Verbs "

    System Requirements:
    for the Flash Standalone Executable
    Windows
    2.33GHz or faster 586-compatable processor, or Intel Atom 1.6GHz or faster processor for netbooks
    Microsoft Windows XP (32-bit), Windows Server 2003 (32-bit), Windows Server 2008 (32-bit), Windows Vista (32-bit), Windows 7 (32-bit and 64-bit)
    512MB of RAM (1GB of RAM recommended for notebooks); 128MB of graphics memory
    CD-ROM drive
    1024 x 768 color display
    Mac OS
    Intel Core Duo 1.33GHz or faster processor
    Mac OS X 10.4 or higher
    128MB recommended
    CD-ROM drive
    1024 x 768 color display

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $33.00

    $33.00
  • 501 Russian Verbs
    501 Russian Verbs
    ISBN: 9780764137433
    Title: 501 Russian Verbs
    Author: BEYER THOMAS R

    Verbs are arranged alphabetically in a table format, one verb per page with English translation, and conjugated in all tenses and forms. Additional features in each book include common idioms with example sentences to demonstrate verb usage and grammar reviews.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $34.00
    $34.00
  • 501 Spanish Verbs 7ed
    501 Spanish Verbs 7ed
    ISBN: 9780764197970
    Title: 501 Spanish Verbs 7ed
    Author: KENDRIS CHRISTOPHER


    Format: Paperback
    Price: $32.00
    $32.00
  • 501 Spanish Verbs, 8th Edition
    501 Spanish Verbs, 8th Edition
    ISBN: 9781438009162
    Title: 501 Spanish Verbs, 8th Edition
    Author: KENDRIS CHRISTOPHER, KENDRIS THEODORE

    The authors focus directly on a command of Spanish verbs?and fluency in Spanish starts with knowledge of verbs. This new eighth edition shows students and travelers exactly how to use the 501 most common and useful Spanish verbs in all 15 tenses and moods. Each verb is alphabetically listed in easy-to-follow chart form, one verb per page with its English translation.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $35.00
    $35.00
  • A to Z of Modern Manners
    A to Z of Modern Manners
    ISBN: 9780857983671
    Title: A to Z of Modern Manners
    Author: MEAGHER DAVID

    Some clear guidelines to navigate a rapidly changing world

    Change is now constant. The world is faster than ever before. The way we live and interact with one another has changed significantly. Social media is all-pervasive. Everyone from the author's 85 year-old mother to his 13 year-old niece is using it in some way. Misbehave on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, or any other social networking site and the evidence and influence of your post lives in perpetuity. Today it s perfectly acceptable to text the boss and let him or her know you are sick, or need leave, or whatever else is happening. In fact, waste the boss's time with a phone call? You wouldn't do it Man about town of impeccable manners and intuition David Meagher, in warm and witty prose, shares with us the guidelines for co-existing and working in a stylish and harmonious manner."

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $30.00

    $30.00
  • Abraham Lincolns Gettysburg Address
    Abraham Lincolns Gettysburg Address
    ISBN: 9781439188965
    Title: Abraham Lincolns Gettysburg Address
    Author: LEVIN JACK

    Fourscore and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent a new nation, conceived in liberty and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal. Long before his conservative manifesto Liberty and Tyranny became a #1 New York Times bestseller, Mark R. Levin's love for his country was instilled in him by his father, Jack E. Levin. At family dinners, Jack would share his bountiful knowledge of American history and, especially, the inspiration of Abraham Lincoln. The son of immigrants, Jack Levin is an American patriot who responded with deep personal emotion to Lincoln's call for liberty and equality. His admiration for the great Civil War president inspired him to personally design and produce a beautiful volume, enhanced with period illustrations and striking battlefield images by Matthew Brady and other renowned photographers of the era, that brings to life the words of Lincoln's awe-inspiring response to one of the Civil War's costliest conflicts. Now Jack Levin's loving homage to the spirit of American freedom is available in an essential edition that features his original foreword as well as a touching new preface by his son, Mark Levin. In this way, Abraham Lincoln's Gettysburg Address Illustrated celebrates the passing of patriotic pride and historical insight from generation to generation, from father to son. *** The day following the dedication of the National Soldier's Cemetery at Gettysburg, Edward Everett, who spoke before Lincoln, sent him a note saying: ""Permit me to express my great admiration for the thoughts expressed by you, with such eloquent simplicity and appropriateness, at the consecration of the cemetery. I should be glad, if I could flatter myself that I came as near to the central idea of the occasion, in two hours, as you did in two minutes."" Lincoln wrote back to Everett: ""In our respective parts yesterday, you could not have been excused to make a short address, nor I a long one. I am pleased to know that in your judgement the little I did say was not entirely a failure.""

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $30.00
    $30.00
  • Advanced Grammar in Use Book With Answers + Interactive Ebook 3ed
    Advanced Grammar in Use Book With Answers + Interactive Ebook 3ed
    ISBN: 9781107539303
    Title: Advanced Grammar in Use Book With Answers + Interactive Ebook 3ed
    Author: HEWINGS MARTIN

    The world's best-selling grammar series for learners of English. This third edition, with answers and interactive eBook, contains 100 units of grammar reference and practice materials, with illustrations in full colour and a user-friendly layout. It is ideal for learners preparing for the Cambridge Advanced, Proficiency or IELTS examinations, and is informed by the Cambridge International Corpus, which ensures the language is authentic and up-to-date. The eBook has the same grammar explanations and exercises found in the printed book, plus other great features. You can listen to all of the example sentences from the book, record your answers to exercises, highlight text, bookmark pages and add your own notes.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $66.00
    $66.00
  • Adventure of English Reissue
    Adventure of English Reissue
    ISBN: 9781473639065
    Title: Adventure of English Reissue
    Author: BRAGG MELVYN

    REISSUED AS A SCEPTRE 30TH CLASSIC, with a new afterword by the author. English is the collective work of millions of people throughout the ages. It is democratic, ever-changing and ingenious in its assimilation of other cultures. English runs through the heart of world finance, medicine and the Internet, and it is understood by around two thousand million people across the world. Yet it was very nearly wiped out in its early years. In this book Melvyn Bragg shows us the remarkable story of the English language; from its beginnings as a minor guttural Germanic dialect to its position today as a truly established global language. THE ADVENTURE OF ENGLISH is not only an enthralling story of power, religion and trade, but also the story of people, and how their day-to-day lives shaped and continue to change the extraordinary language that is English.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $28.00
    $28.00
  • Adventure of English: The Biography of a Language
    Adventure of English: The Biography of a Language
    ISBN: 9780340829936
    Title: Adventure of English: The Biography of a Language
    Author: BRAGG MELVYN

    In this book Melvyn Bragg shows us the remarkable story of the English language; from its beginnings as a minor guttural Germanic dialect to its position today as a truly established global language. The Adventure of English is not only an enthralling story of power, religion and trade, but also the story of people, and how their day-to-day lives shaped and continue to change the extraordinary language that is English.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $30.00
    $30.00
  • Alphabetical: How Every Letter Tells a Story
    Alphabetical: How Every Letter Tells a Story
    ISBN: 9781848548862
    Title: Alphabetical: How Every Letter Tells a Story
    Author: ROSEN MICHAEL

    From minding your Ps and Qs to wondering why X should mark the spot, 'Alphabetical' is a book for everyone who loves words and language. Whether it's how letters are arranged on keyboards or Viking runes, textspeak or zip codes, this book will change the way you think about letters for ever. How on Earth did we fix upon our 26 letters, what do they really mean, and how did we come to write them down in the first place? Michael Rosen takes you on an unforgettable adventure through the history of the alphabet in 26 vivid chapters, fizzing with personal anecdotes and fascinating facts.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $40.00
    $40.00
  • Alphabetical: How Every Letter Tells a Story
    Alphabetical: How Every Letter Tells a Story
    ISBN: 9781848548886
    Title: Alphabetical: How Every Letter Tells a Story
    Author: ROSEN MICHAEL


    From minding your Ps and Qs to wondering why X should mark the spot, Alphabetical is a book for everyone who loves words and language. Whether it's how letters are arranged on keyboards or Viking runes, textspeak or zip codes, this book will change the way you think about letters for ever.


    How on Earth did we fix upon our twenty-six letters, what do they really mean, and how did we come to write them down in the first place? Michael Rosen takes you on an unforgettable adventure through the history of the alphabet in twenty-six vivid chapters, fizzing with personal anecdotes and fascinating facts. Starting with the mysterious Phoenicians and how sounds first came to be written down, he races on to show how nonsense poems work, pins down the strange story of OK, traces our seven lost letters and tackles the tyranny of spelling, among many, many other things.


    His heroes of the alphabet range from Edward Lear to Phyllis Pearsall (the inventor of the A-Z), and from the two scribes of Beowulf to rappers. Each chapter takes on a different subject - whether it's codes, umlauts or the writing of dictionaries. Rosen's enthusiasm for letters positively leaps off the page, whether it's the story of his life told through the typewriters he's owned or a chapter on jokes written in a string of gags and word games.


    So if you ever wondered why Hawaiian only has a thirteen-letter alphabet, why X should mark the spot or became shorthand for Christmas or how exactly to write down the sound of a wild raspberry, read on . . .



    Format: Paperback
    Price: $30.00
    $30.00
  • Amos Amat Amat & All That: How to Become a Latin Lover
    Amos Amat Amat & All That: How to Become a Latin Lover
    ISBN: 9781906021153
    Title: Amos Amat Amat & All That: How to Become a Latin Lover
    Author: MOUNT HARRY

    Those endless afternoons where you struggled to remember the third person singular present indicative may be long gone, but if you still have the vaguest memory, your mastery of Latin will spring back to life. Harry Mount uncorks its magic using authors such as Kingsley Amis, John Cleese and Evelyn Waugh.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $26.00
    $26.00
  • Animalinside
    Animalinside
    ISBN: 9780956509215
    Title: Animalinside
    Author: KRASZNAHORKAI LÁSZLÓ

    This cahier is the result of a collaboration undertaken specially for The Cahiers Series, between Hungarian novelist László Krasznahorkai and German painter Max Neumann. Krasznahorkai, author of The Melancholy of Resistance and War & War, responds with 14 texts to 14 depictions of a strange and ill-formed creature made by the renowned German painter Max Neumann. The texts speak from within the head of Neumann's creature that seems to be menacing existence itself. The cahier is introduced with a preface by Irish novelist Colm Tóibín.


    Format: Paperback
    Price: $34.00
    $34.00
  • Arabic English: Bilingual Visual Dictionary Dk 2ed
    Arabic English: Bilingual Visual Dictionary Dk 2ed
    ISBN: 9780241292464
    Title: Arabic English: Bilingual Visual Dictionary Dk 2ed
    Author: DK

    "The Arabic English Bilingual Visual Dictionaryis your essential vocabulary guide to the world around you. With over 10,000 fully illustrated terms arranged by theme, language learning has never been easier. Perfect for tourist and business travellers alike, DK's Bilingual Visual Dictionary series is by your side when buying food, talking about work, discussing health, and studying language. Stunning visuals and comprehensive indexes combine to make the Arabic English Bilingual Visual Dictionaryyour indispensable Arabic language companion. Fully updated to reflect recent changes in technology and clothing, the Arabic English Bilingual Visual Dictionaryalso features an easy-to-use audio app, enabling you to hear terms spoken out loud. Learn and retain all the key phrases you need to know, and perfect your pronunciation with audio help."

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $26.00
    $26.00
  • Authorisms: Words Wrought by Writers
    Authorisms: Words Wrought by Writers
    ISBN: 9781620405406
    Title: Authorisms: Words Wrought by Writers
    Author: DICKSON PAUL

    William Shakespeare's written vocabulary consisted of 17,245 words, including hundreds that were coined or popularized by him. Some of the words never went further than their appearance in his plays, but others--like "bedazzled," "hurry," "critical, "and "anchovy"--are essential parts of our standard vocabulary today.Many other famous and lesser-known writers have contributed to the popular lexicon. According to the "Oxford English Dictionary," Sir Walter Scott ranks second to Shakespeare in first uses of words and giving a new and distinct meaning to already existing words ("Free Lances" for freelancers). John Milton minted such terms as" earthshaking," "lovelorn," "by hook or crook," and "all Hell broke loose," and was responsible for introducing some 630 words. Gifted lexicographer Paul Dickson deftly sorts through neologisms by Chaucer ("a ha"), Jane Austen ("base ball"), Louisa May Alcott ("co-ed"), Mark Twain ("hard-boiled"), Kurt Vonnegut ("granfalloon"), John le Carr? ("mole"), William Gibson ("cyberspace"), and many others. Presenting stories behind each word and phrase, Dickson enriches our appreciation of the English language in a book as entertaining as it is enlightening.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $25.00
    $25.00
  • A-Z of English Grammar & Usage
    A-Z of English Grammar & Usage
    ISBN: 9780582405745
    Title: A-Z of English Grammar & Usage
    Author: LEECH GEOFFREY ET AL

    This thoroughly revised edition provides teachers and learners of English with a unique, up-to-date reference grammar in an easy-to-use dictionary-like format.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $68.00
    $68.00
  • Babel No More the Search for the Worlds Most Extraordinary Language Learners
    Babel No More the Search for the Worlds Most Extraordinary Language Learners
    ISBN: 9781451628258
    Title: Babel No More the Search for the Worlds Most Extraordinary Language Learners
    Author: ERARD MICHAEL


    Format: Hardback
    Price: $45.00
    $45.00
  • Bad English a History of Linguistic Aggravation
    Bad English a History of Linguistic Aggravation
    ISBN: 9780399165573
    Title: Bad English a History of Linguistic Aggravation
    Author: SHEA AMMON

    The author of Reading the OED presents an eye-opening look at language 'mistakes'' and how they came to be accepted as correct--or not.English is a glorious mess of a language, cobbled together from a wide variety of sources and syntaxes, and changing over time with popular usage. Many of the words and usages we embrace as standard and correct today were at first considered slang, impolite, or just plain wrong.Whether you consider yourself a stickler, a nitpicker, or a rule-breaker in the know, Bad English is sure to enlighten, enrage, and perhaps even inspire. Filled with historic and contemporary examples, the book chronicles the long and entertaining history of language mistakes, and features some of our most common words and phrases, including:DecimateHopefullyEnormityThat/whichEnervate/energizeBemuse/amuseLiterally/figurativelyAin't IrregardlessSocialistOMGStupiderLively, surprising, funny, and delightfully readable, this is a book that will settle arguments among word lovers--and it's sure to start a few, too.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $37.00
    $37.00
  • Barron's 501 Latin Verbs
    Barron's 501 Latin Verbs
    ISBN: 9780764137426
    Title: Barron's 501 Latin Verbs
    Author: PRIOR RICHARD E & WOHLBERG JOSEPH

    Popular phrases, words, and expressions accompany the complete conjugation of common Latin verbs

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $59.99
    $59.99
  • Barrons Italian English Dictionary
    Barrons Italian English Dictionary
    ISBN: 9780764137648
    Title: Barrons Italian English Dictionary
    Author: BARRONS


    Format: Paperback
    Price: $36.00
    $36.00
  • Barrons Spanish English Dict
    Barrons Spanish English Dict
    ISBN: 9780764133299
    Title: Barrons Spanish English Dict
    Author: BARRONS

    Barron's is now taking a comprehensive approach to foreign-language reference volumes, starting with two definitive bilingual dictionaries, each featuring 100,000 entries with translations. These reliable and authoritative dictionaries are ideal reference books for schools, libraries, businesses, and the home bookshelf. Yet their manageable size and reasonable price also make them practical learning tools for students taking language courses. Each dictionary features: - Two full-length sections: English to target language and target language to English - American-style English translations for both French and Spanish - Headwords printed in a second color for easy reference with translations, parts of speech, and pronunciation guide printed in black - Exemplary phrases using headwords in standard contexts - Separate bilingual lists for numerals, phonetics symbols, abbreviations, and geographical names These all-inclusive dictionaries also feature full-color atlas-style maps, concise grammar guides, regular verb conjugation lists, and many more language learning aids. Here are two complete and up-to-date bilingual dictionaries for libraries, schools, and the home. They can also serve as helpful take-along books for international travelers.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $32.00
    $32.00
  • Basic Hindi
    Basic Hindi
    ISBN: 9780071784245
    Title: Basic Hindi
    Author: SONIA TANEJA

    Bite-sized instruction and hundreds of engaging exercises to help you develop your Hindi script, grammar, vocabulary, and conversation skills

    Get a solid foundation in Hindi with "Practice Makes Perfect: Basic Hindi." You will learn everything from reading and writing the Devanagari script, to mastering of core vocabulary, basic grammar, and conversational structures.

    You will get clear guidance on writing the Hindi script; transliteration for all Hindi text in the first four chapters; and online recordings of key vocabulary and expressions to aid correct pronunciation.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $34.00

    $34.00
  • Basic Japanese: Learn to Speak Japanese in 10 Easy Lessons (Includes Manga Illustrations, Free MP3 Audio Recordings & a Dictionary)
    Basic Japanese: Learn to Speak Japanese in 10 Easy Lessons (Includes Manga Illustrations, Free MP3 Audio Recordings & a Dictionary)
    ISBN: 9784805313909
    Title: Basic Japanese: Learn to Speak Japanese in 10 Easy Lessons (Includes Manga Illustrations, Free MP3 Audio Recordings & a Dictionary)
    Author: MARTIN SAMUEL E. & SATO ERIKO

    An introduction to Japanese through authentic, commonly-used sentences.

    This best-selling Japanese textbook is a user-friendly guide for beginners designed for use in a classroom or self-study. It adopts a very different approach from other Japanese language books--teaching you the underlying sentence structures and patterns of Japanese along with essential vocabulary and phrases so you can attain basic fluency quickly. The emphasis is on acquiring a working knowledge of simple, everyday Japanese sentences.

    This new edition has been thoroughly updated and expanded to reflect the way Japanese is spoken in Japan today. Manga illustrations have been added to each dialogue along with the latest jargon for the internet, social media, cellphones, and IT, and a bidirectional dictionary is included at the back.

    Each self-contained lesson presents a simple four-step method:

    Step 1: Basic Sentences: Each lesson begins with a few simple sentences. Essential vocabulary and phrases are learned within the context of these sentences. Audio recordings by native speakers are in the free CD-ROM in the book.

    Step 2: Communication Notes: A detailed discussion of each sentence follows to assist you in understanding the underlying structure and how to form new sentences based on the same pattern.

    Step 3: Everyday Conversations: Authentic dialogues with manga illustrations and native-speaker recordings show you how people communicate naturally in Japan today through simple, everyday interactions.

    Step 4: Exercises: Several sets of easy exercises help reinforce your understanding of the key points presented in the lesson and review what you have learned so you can move on to the next lesson.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $30.00

    $30.00
  • Beaut Little Book of NZ Slang
    Beaut Little Book of NZ Slang
    ISBN: 9780143009955
    Title: Beaut Little Book of NZ Slang
    Author: ORSMAN HARRY

    It's a well-known fact that Kiwis have their own way of talking, and without a guide you can easily come a greaser. Have a gink at this beaut little book, and you won't need to feel a nong any more. In fact, you'll be away laughing. You can put a ring around that!

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $13.00
    $13.00
  • Begat the King James Bible & the English Language
    Begat the King James Bible & the English Language
    ISBN: 9780199695188
    Title: Begat the King James Bible & the English Language
    Author: CRYSTAL DAVID

    Let there be light, ""A fly in the ointment,"" ""New wine in old bottles,"" ""How are the mighty fallen,"" ""The salt of the earth."" All these everyday phrases owe their popularity to the King James Bible. Indeed, it is said that this astonishing Bible has contributed more to the color and grace of the English language than almost any other literary source. InBegat, best-selling language expert David Crystal offers a stimulating tour of the verbal richness and incredible reach of the King James Bible. How can a work published in 1611 have had such a lasting influence on the language? To answer this question, Crystal offers fascinating discussions of phrases such as ""The skin of one's teeth"" or ""Out of the mouth of babes,"" tracing how these memorable lines have found independent life in the work of poets, playwrights, novelists, politicians, and journalists, and how more recently they have been taken up with enthusiasm by advertisers, Hollywood, and hip-hop. He shows, for instance, how ""Let there be light"" has resurfaced as ""Let there be lite,"" the title of a diet cookbook, and ""Let there be flight,"" the title of an article about airport delays. Along the way, Crystal reminds us that the King James Bible owes much to earlier translations, notably those by Wycliffe in the fourteenth century and Tyndale in the sixteenth. But he also underscores crucial revisions made by King James's team of translators, contrasting the memorable ""Am I my brother's keeper"" with Wycliffe's ""Am I the keeper of my brother."" Language lovers and students of the Bible will be equally enthralled byBegatand its engaging look at the intersection of religion and literature.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $24.00
    $24.00
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