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The Illustrated Book of Signs & Symbols

By: Bruce-Mitford, Miranda

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Dorling Kindersley Publishing, 1996:

Seller ID: BB0248649

This stunning illustrated guide to more than 2,000 signs and symbols covers the arts, religions, and folklore of cultures across the world. Cross-referenced, color-coded, and indexed. View more info

Bryson's dictionary of troublesome words

By: Bryson, Bill

Price: $6.00

Publisher: New York : Broadway Books, 2002.:

Seller ID: BB0241254

One of the English language's most skilled and beloved writers guides us all toward precise, mistake-free usage. As usual Bill Bryson says it best: "English is a dazzlingly idiosyncratic tongue, full of quirks and irregularities that often seem willfully at odds with logic and common sense. This is a language where 'cleave' can mean to cut in half or to hold two halves together; where the simple word 'set' has 126 different meanings as a verb, 58 as a noun, and 10 as... View more info

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Made in America

By: Bryson, Bill

Price: $7.00

Publisher: New York : Avon Books, 1996, c1994.:

Seller ID: BB0241287

Bill Bryson, who gave glorious voice to The Mother Tongue, now celebrates her magnificent offspring in the book that reveals once and for all how a dusty western hamlet with neither woods nor holly came to be known as Hollywood...and exactly why Mr. Yankee Doodle call his befeathered cap "Macaroni." View more info

A history of English in its own words

By: Carver, Craig M.

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Barnes & Noble Books:

Seller ID: BB0215178

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Our marvelous native tongue

By: Claiborne, Robert

Price: $7.00

Publisher: New York, N.Y. : NYT Times Books, c1983.:

Seller ID: BB0240832

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The roots of English

By: Claiborne, Robert

Price: $5.00

Publisher: New York : Anchor Books, 1990.:

Seller ID: BB0240940

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Even-Steven and fair and square

By: Freeman, Morton S.

Price: $5.00

Publisher: New York : Plume, c1993.:

Seller ID: BB0242299

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A sea of words

By: King, Dean

Price: $7.00

Publisher: New York : Henry Holt & Co., 2000.:

Edition: 3

Seller ID: BB0242300

This comprehensive lexicon provides definitions of nautical terms, historical entries describing the people and political events that shaped the period, and detailed explanations of the scientific, medical, and biblical references that appear in the novels. View more info

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The riddle of the labyrinth

By: Margalit Fox

Price: $9.00

Publisher: New York, N.Y; ECCO:

Seller ID: BB0233755

In 1900, while excavating on Crete, the charismatic Victorian archaeologist Arthur Evans unearthed inscribed clay tablets amid the ruins of a lavish Bronze Age palace. Written by palace scribes circa 1450 b.c., the script they displayed--featuring outline drawings of swords, chariots, and horses' heads, as well as other tiny pictograms--resembled no alphabet ever seen. Evans named the script Linear B, and from the start it posed a deep mystery. No one knew what langua... View more info

The Living Language

By: Morris, Linda

Price: $6.00

Publisher: Harcourt College Pub:

Seller ID: BB0242412

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Ad Infinitum: A Biography of Latin

By: Ostler, Nicholas

Price: $6.00

Publisher: ,:

Seller ID: BB0247525

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Linguistics for non-linguists

By: Parker, Frank R.

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Boston : Allyn and Baron, c1986.:

Seller ID: BB0227243

Shelf-wear. Marginalia and highlighting. View more info

No uncertain terms

By: Safire, William

Price: $6.00

Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster, c2003.:

Seller ID: BB0241772

There is no wittier, more amiable or more astute word maven than Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist William Safire.For many people, the first item on the agenda for Sunday morning is to sit down and read Safire's "On Language" column in "The New York Times Magazine," then to compose a "Gotcha" letter to the Times. Each of his books on language is a classic, to be read, re-read and fought over. Safire is the beloved, slightly crotchety guru of contemporary vocabulary, sp... View more info

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Who put the butter in butterfly?

By: Schwan, Kassie

Price: $3.00

Publisher: New York : Harper & Row, 1990, c1989.:

Seller ID: BB0204337

Bestselling author and pop-culture pundit David Feldman demystifies our language's most curious cliches and quips. From cooties and mugwumps to Ps and Qs and Peeping Tom, this is a doozie of a diversion. View more info

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The Story of Ain't

By: Skinner, David V.

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Harper:

Seller ID: BB0227253

Created by the most respected American publisher of dictionaries and supervised by the editor Philip Gove, Webster's Third broke with tradition, adding thousands of new words and eliminating "artificial notions of correctness," basing proper usage on how language was actually spoken. The dictionary's revolutionary style sparked what David Foster Wallace called "the Fort Sumter of the Usage Wars." Editors and scholars howled for Gove's blood, calling him an enemy of cl... View more info

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Speak: A Short History of Languages

By: Tore Janson

Price: $6.00

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA, October 2003:

Seller ID: BB0245128

A nice clean copy. View more info