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A Dictionary Of Marks

First published in 1962, this book covers not only silver, gold and pewter, but furniture, tapestry and ceramics. The book includes the marks of American and British metalwork, with a selective list of metalworkers and their marks. Coverage of the ceramics includes not only English and European marks, but also Japanese date marks and Chinese reign marks. In the field of furniture and tapestry, English, French and other European marks are given.
18.60 €

A dictionary of sports studies

This is the brand new Dictionary of Sports Studies. It contains over 1,100 clear, concise, and authoritative entries compiled by Professor Alan Tomlinson, a leading expert in the field. Wide-ranging coverage includes the social, political, economical, and cultural theory of sport, as well as entries relating to exercise, preparation, and performance psychology, and key scientific terms, including nutrition and anatomy. It also features biographies of key sportspeople, information on international organizations and institutions, and detailed appendices with lists of sporting events and winners, including the Summer and Winter Olympic Games. In addition, there are recommended web links for many entries, which are accessed and kept up to date via the Dictionary of Sports Studies companion website. Addressing the need for an A-Z reference guide in the field of sports studies, this dictionary is essential reading for students of sports studies and the related disciplines of leisure and recreation studies, sports science, and physical education. It is also ideal for the general reader with an interest in sport.
16.10 €

Brave New Words - The Oxford Dictionary of Science Fiction

From Ray Bradbury to Neil Gaiman, from Blade Runner to "Battle Star Galactica", science fiction has emerged from the margins of popular culture to claim a significant presence across media in print, film, and television. It has shaped our vision of the future and the way we talk about it. Brave New Words, the first historical dictionary devoted to science fiction, has been described by the Library Journal as "an admirable and unique source that demonstrates on nearly every page the surprising extent to which the language of science fiction has entered everyday English terms." It shows exactly how science-fictional words and their associated concepts have developed over time, with full citations and bibliographic information. In addition, the book demonstrates how many words we consider everyday vocabulary-words like "spacesuit," "blast off," and "robot"-had their roots in imaginative literature, and not in hard science. Brave New Words was first published in hardcover in May 2007. On August 9th 2008, the first edition was named recipient of the prestigious Hugo Award (for Best Related Book), given to the best science fiction titles of the previous year.
12.40 €

Chambers Dictionary of First Names

Chambers Dictionary of First Names offers pronunciations, meanings, histories, variant spellings and other colourful information about 10,000 names in more than 4,000 entries. It also explains changing fashions in names, mentions famous historical, literary or cultural figures who bore a name and offers invaluable advice on everything from cultural traditions to potential pitfalls in naming your child.
12.20 €

Chambers Dictionary of Quotations

Drawing its content from a wide variety of sources including television programmes, political speeches, films, literature, newspaper headlines, songs and advertisements, this is the only dictionary of quotations to include mini-biographies of authors, helping to put the quotes in context. With a truly international outlook, it is arranged alphabetically by author and fully indexed by keyword, making it an invaluable reference for writers and academics, and an ideal gift.
30.40 €

Critical dictionary

"Critical Dictionary" is an ambitious cornucopia of thoughts, images, and illustrations from online art magazine criticaldictionary.com, in addition to newly commissioned work. The title alludes to the mock dictionary that philosopher Georges Bataille edited for "Documents" in 1929 and 1930. Like this famous precedent, "Critical Dictionary" aims to puncture pretension, bringing words and their reference.
24.70 €

Dictionary of London Place Names

A unique gazetteer that clearly explains the fascinating origins and meanings behind the names of over 1,700 places, streets, and areas within the English capital, including the Greater London Boroughs. It also features maps, an extended introduction on the development of these place-names, a detailed glossary, and recommended web links.
12.40 €

Dictionary of Sports and Games Terminology

This new dictionary gives the definitions of over 8,000 terms used in sports and games from around the world, including mainstream sports. Entries cover sports equipment, strategies, venues, qualifying categories, awards, and administrative bodies, while a comprehensive system of cross-references offers assistance when needed. One appendix lists standard abbreviations of sports ruling bodies and administrative organizations.
45.70 €

Dictionary of Wit Wisdom And Satire

Nearly 5,000 definitions by wise men and wags, arranged alphabetically by subject to sharpen your writing and speech.
19.60 €

Le Bumper book of Franglais

Franglais is the ultimate invented language. A source of unending delight to anyone who did French at school, it is the creation of the great English humorist Miles Kington. This new collection brings together the best pieces written in the two-and-a-half decades up to the author's tragic death in 2008. Each appears in paperback for the first time, with more than 50 specially commissioned illustrations by Wendy Hoile. These 101 comic masterpieces provide a timeless survey of the British character in all its eccentricity. Page after page is filled with hilariously recognizable send-ups of our national life, from Wimbledon to Windsor Safari Park, grouse-shooting to Guy Fawkes' night, the library to the lost property office. In no time even the most linguistically challenged reader will be thinking, speaking and dreaming Franglais. For, in the words of the grand-maître himself: 'Parler franglais c'est un doddle!'
11.10 €